The FAA will transition to e-mail distribution of ADs and special airworthiness information bulletins (SAIBs) and eliminate mailed paper versions. Starting next month, interested parties will be able to sign up on the FAA’s RGL Web site (http://rgl.faa.gov/) to receive ADs and SAIBs via e-mail. The agency plans to phase out paper copies by July.
In what it said is “part of our transition to full electronic distribution of ADs and Special Airworthiness Information Bulletins,” the FAA today began implementing a cutback in the mailing of these documents to affected owners and operators. Specifically, the agency will no longer mail AD corrections that don’t receive a new amendment number and AD number.
SierraCom, a division of Sierra Industries, will now provide online services for its maintenance tracking program. Owner/operators will now be able to go to the Web site, log in with user name and password, and see their reports. The owner/operator will receive notification e-mail alerting them that he SierraCom analyst has updated a report with the flight log or maintenance transaction report that was sent to them.
Next month is a good time to start. The company expects to release its 1,000-page, 2006/7 World Edition in early August, and for the first time it will have FBO addresses on airport diagrams. It will also include an accompanying CD-ROM. Other enhancements include passport, visa and health requirements to allow pilots, dispatchers and trip planners to build a complete picture of each destination.
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