Performance-Based Rules and How to Teach Them
This live webinar took place September 25 at 3:00 ET.
A new performance-based rule, governing airworthiness standards for general aviation airplanes, went into effect last year. The long-awaited change to part 23 replaced previous prescriptive design requirements, with a performance-based approach that is complemented by acceptable means of compliance, such as consensus standards. The forward-thinking regulatory approach allows for greater international harmonization and encourages innovation.
What is the theory behind “performance-based rulemaking,” and how might instructors “teach” a rule with very few specific technical requirements? As an illustration, FAA representatives will give an overview of part 23, explain why it changed and how it impacts certificate holders. Presenters will also explain the agency’s use of accepted means of compliance and what a certificate holder should consider when adopting them.
Presenter: Steve Thompson, Aerospace Engineer, Aircraft Certification Service, Policy and Innovation Division, Small Airplane Standards Branch, FAA
Webinar durations range from 30-60 minutes. Registration fee is charged per attendee. Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance via email following completion of the webinar.