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Flight Standards Service Realignment to Strengthen Relationships

“It’s been a long time coming, but we’re finally on the threshold of the initial Future of Flight Standards realignment. The Directors and Deputy Directors have been deeply involved in planning for that realignment,” said Executive Director John Duncan.

In anticipation of the realignment, Duncan invited new Directors Rick Domingo, Larry Fields, Bruce DeCleene and Tim Miller to join him in discussing some of the changes in the organization.

It's not too late to reserve your ADS-B Rebate! NavWorx avionics now eligible!

Notice Number: NOTC7328

Attention pilots and aircraft owners:  The ADS-B Rebate Program will now allow aircraft owners with NavWorx ADS600-B avionics, part numbers 200-0012/0013, to apply for a rebate.

To be eligible, rebate applicants who purchased and installed these NavWorx units after September 19, 2016 must comply with section (e)(1)(iv) of the recent Airworthiness Directive (AD 2017-11-11), or use an FAA-approved Alternative Method of Compliance. 

Future of FAA Flight Standards Progress

Hi, folks -


We are now just over two weeks away from the Future of Flight Standards realignment, so it is a very exciting and busy time. Our new leadership team is working hard to make the process as smooth as possible and, most importantly, to minimize any risk to our Continued Operational Safety mission.


Here’s a quick summary of what’s happening: