The FAA today published a Notice announcing the issuance of the final report of the 2008 Amateur-Built Aircraft Aviation Rulemaking Committee (2008 ARC). The 2008 ARC’s report contains recommendations regarding the disposition of (1) public comments received on proposed changes to FAA Order 8130.2F and AC 20-27G (successor to AC 20-27F); (2) the definition of “fabrication” as it differs from “assembly” within the scope of FAR 21.191(g), Operating amateur-built aircraft; and (3) a process to minimize the impact of the proposed policy on amateur-built kits that were evaluated by the FAA before February 15, 2008. The FAA will take these recommendations into consideration as it finalizes its revisions to FAA Order 8130.2F and AC 20-27G
A copy of the final report is available online here. If you would like further information regarding the report and its recommendations, you may contact Frank P. Paskiewicz, Manager, Production and Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service, AIR-200, Federal Aviation Administration, 950 L’Enfant Plaza, SW., 5th Floor, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20024; telephone number: (202) 385-6346. Also, you can listen to a podcast of Earl Lawrence from the Experimental Aircraft Association discussing the report at UltraFlight Radio (the podcast should be available within the next couple of days).