The FAA today published a Notice of Issuance in the Federal Register for its Policy For Propeller Ice Protection Equipment. “The policy clarifies configuration and quality control responsibilities for certificate holders and parts suppliers involved with propeller ice protection systems on type certificated products” and provides guidance for compliance with FAR’s 21, 23, 25 and 35.
The policy “does not constitute a new regulation or create a ‘binding norm'” and it does not contain the only method of compliance with the applicable FAR’s. However, if an applicant’s proposed method of compliance differs from this policy, the applicant will need to coordinate with the Engine & Propeller Directorate Standards Office, ANE-110, through the issue paper process or equivalent.
The policy was issued by the FAA on March 2, 2005. If you would like more information on the policy you can contact Jay Turnberg, FAA, Engine and Propeller Standards Staff, ANE-110, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; telephone (781) 238- 7116; fax: (781) 238-7199.