SFAR 88/Related Operating Rules Special Maintenance Requirements & Compliance Planning Briefing. Operators, FAA Inspectors and Engineers November 7, 2002 Presented by: Mario L. Giordano, FAA Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Division, Senior Advisor, AFS-303
Operators, FAA Inspectors and Engineers
November 7, 2002
Mario L. Giordano, FAA Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Division, Senior Advisor, AFS-303
Michael Zielinski, FAA Transport Airplane Directorate, AFS Liaison Program Manager, ANM-105
SFAR Alone (Highest Effectiveness)
June 6, 2001
SFAR 88 Rule became
TC, STC holders
have compliance date of
December 6, 2002
June 6, 2001
FAR Parts 25, 91, 121, 125, 129
amended to require instructions for
maint. and inspection of the fuel tank
system be incorporated into the operators
Maint. Program and be FAA approved
by June 7, 2004
Note: SFAR 88 amendment issued Sept. 10, 2002 allows equivalent safety provisions for fuel tank system fault tolerance evaluations. If an aircraft were equipped with a fuel tank “inerting” system, it could mitigate some of the ignition prevention requirements of SFAR88.
Note: The definition of critical design configuration control limitations does not include ``all of the features inherent'' in the design; it only includes information that is necessary to ensure safety of fuel tank systems.
Fuel System Limitations
Certificate holders propose maintenance and inspection (M&I) instructions and configuration control (CDCCL) requirements
FAA Aircraft Certification Reviews and approves
FAA Flight Standards approves means for incorporation
Operator proposes M&I and CDCCL for “Actual Configuration”
Note: In addition to new maintenance and inspection
tasks, it is likely that some of the present fuel tank system zonal inspection items using the General Visual Inspection (GVI) technique will become FSLs requiring Detailed Visual Inspections (DVIs). Some DVIs may require a one time fleetwide conformity inspection and/or accelerated inspection frequencies.
Thereafter, the approved instructions can be revised only with the approval of the FAA Aircraft Certification Office (ACO/TAD)... Operators must submit their requests for revisions through an appropriate FAA Principal Maintenance Inspector, who may add ...
Note: The system may include items pertaining to other areas such as pneumatics and air conditioning.
(see website http://www.faa.gov/certification/aircraft/SFAR88/stc-list.cfm)
STC Holders Dependency on OEM
“This STC complies with Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 88 when installed in accordance with all critical design configuration control limitations approved by the FAA for this STC and for the airplane model(s) listed in this STC”
December 6, 2002
Cognizant FAA Transport Airplane Directorate’s (TADs) and Aircraft Certification Offices (ACOs) are in receipt of all applicable Type Certificate (TC) and Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) Safety Reviews, necessary design changes identified, interim actions, and necessary Maintenance and Inspection Instructions (Instructions for Continued Airworthiness - ICAs).
Aircraft Maintenance Manuals
Note: Recognize that a potential for required data changes subsequent to FAA June 6, 2003 approval.
Note: The cognizant principal will be responsible for ensuring the operator implements the the FAA Aircraft Certification approved maintenance and inspection instructions including all necessary work instructions, i.e., task cards or job procedure cards.
Note: This approval is predicated on Flight Standards review of operators work instructions, associated tooling, etc.