FAAST Blast — Week of July 13, 2020


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FAAST Blast — New AD for Diamond DA 40, Virtual GA Town Hall, Safe Charter Ops, FAASB Live — July 23, Asleep at the Yoke?
Notice Number: NOTC0226

FAAST Blast — Week of July 13, 2020 – July 19, 2020
Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update

New AD Issued for Diamond DA 40 Airplanes

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Diamond Aircraft Industries Models DA 40, DA 40 F, and DA 40 NG airplanes. The AD addresses an issue with fuel tank connection hose deterioration that could result in contamination of the fuel system and restriction of fuel flow. The AD, effective August 4, 2020, requires actions to address the unsafe condition of these products. See the AD https://bit.ly/20201406 for more details.

Watch Recording of Virtual GA Town Hall

Did you miss the FAA’s virtual General Aviation Town Hall last month? You can watch the entire broadcast here: https://youtu.be/zDBu-XeIlSk. The Town Hall featured FAA Administrator Steve Dickson along with a host of FAA experts and GA community leaders discussing the effects of COVID-19 on operations, aircraft, airports, and infrastructure.

Safe Charter Operations

Join the FAA and industry for a discussion on knowing what to look for when you're chartering an aircraft. If you have any questions about safe charter operations, join the open discussion we are live streaming on Facebook (www.facebook.com/FAA), Twitter www.twitter.com/FAANews), and YouTube (www.youtube.com/FAANews) on July 21 at 2:00 p.m. ET. No registration is necessary. Go to www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/safe_charter_operations for more info.

Reminder — FAA Safety Briefing Live Webinar — July 23

The next FAA Safety Briefing Live is coming your way starting at 1900 CT on Thursday, July 23, 2020. The live-streaming broadcast will introduce the July/August 2020 issue, which focuses on the importance of human factors in aviation. To access this presentation, go to https://www.faasafetybriefing.com/July-August2020.html. Registration is not required.

Asleep at the Yoke?

Fatigue is that drowsy, weary, sleepy feeling you get when you haven’t had enough rest — something we all probably know too well. But if you are involved in safety-related aviation activities, like piloting or maintaining an aircraft, the consequences of fatigue can be disastrous. In her recent article, “Asleep at the Yoke?” (https://medium.com/faa/asleep-at-the-yoke-7981a821f1f2) FAA Safety Briefing editor Jennifer Caron explores some of the negative and insidious effects of fatigue and offers some helpful advice on how to combat it. Check out the entire July/Aug human factors-themed issue at www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing.


Have COVID-19 questions? Check out the FAA’s Coronavirus Information page for regulatory updates as well as helpful guidance/resources at https://www.faa.gov/coronavirus.


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