The announcement, causing some members of the committee to unload on the unfortunate FAA messenger, had deeper import than just another report that the FAA has an almost pathological problem with meeting deadlines. A Little Background For decades, FAA certification of aircraft and components set the standard through much of the world for how it should be done. If the FAA approved type certification of a newly developed airplane, the response of other governments was to go through some formalities and approve the airplane based on the testing data used by the FAA. The FAA certification process has always been tough.
FF 25 April A weapons bay aft of the wing carries internal stores such as Mark 54 torpedoes and Mk depth charges. The fuselage is strengthened for weapons employment and to permit ASW profiles. Up to seven mission consoles and a rotary sonobouy launcher can be fitted in the cabin.
The MMA has an unrefuelled radius of action of 1, miles with a time on station of 4 hours but also has an in-flight refuelling receptacle over the flight deck. This is because MADs work best at low altitude and the P-8A will be operating at high altitude to enable the aircraft to patrol large ocean areas as fuel-efficiently as possible.
Smiths Aerospace provide the flight management system and the stores management system. The stores management system permits the accommodation of current and future weaponry. These, and the horizontal and vertical stabilisers, are electrically de-iced by electro-mechanical expulsion de-icing systems EMEDS.
EMEDS shakes the ice off the surfaces by using actuators in the cavity behind the leading edge. They can dislodge ice thicker than 0. Much of the provisioning for the modifications is being done by Boeing during production to save time and cost at the conversion stage.
Boeing has built a third production line which is dedicated to the MMA alongside the commercial assembly. After the aircraft are assembled at Renton they are flown over to Boeing Field for mission system installation. The flightdeck is similar but has an ASW tactics switch on the right forward instrument panel.
The lower DU is used as a tactical situational awareness tool, showing pertinent flight tracks and sensor information. Video from sensors can be shown on the inward or lower display units. The autothrottle software has been tweaked to give faster engine responses required for more aggressive manoeuvring.
Increment 2 should become operational in and will have ASW improvements that provide a better performance at high altitude as well as AIS fitted. Increment 3 with its further improvements is scheduled for Matt Carreon, head of global sales and marketing for Boeing Defence, Space and Security at Boeing has given the following update about its P-8 Poseidon programme at a programme update briefing at the Singapore air show in Feb He listed four updates that the manufacturer will implement on the P A sixth workstation for all newly built P-8s, up from the current five, thereby improving operational capability.
Possible higher operating altitude. Although Carreon did not specify the figure, he says that having a higher operating altitude would allow the P-8 "to have less wear and tear" and to give the aircraft's radar further range.
Boeing is already in the process of replacing the Defence Satellite Communications Systems and Global Broadcast Service with a Wideband Global satellite communications system. This change will greatly improve bandwidth. Finally, Carreon says that although the NG will eventually be replaced with the Max, Boeing can continue manufacturing P-8s "as long as there is a demand".
The P-8A can operate at long range from its operating base without refuelling and has the endurance to carry out high and low-level airborne maritime and overland surveillance for extended periods. This cutting-edge aircraft will also be able to conduct wide-area search of open ocean to locate small boats and drop rescue life-rafts and equipment to vessels and people in distress.
The Part 23 Rewrite: A Disaster in the Making? the so-called “Part 23 rewrite” has grown from a simple tweaking of aircraft and equipment certification standards to a . Here's an index of Tom's articles in Microprocessor Report. All articles are online in HTML and PDF formats for paid subscribers. (A few articles have free links.) Microprocessor Report articles are also available in print issues. For more information, visit the MPR website. Advocacy Advocacy Briefs Understanding Part 23 Rewrite. Understanding Part 23 Rewrite Understanding Part 23 Rewrite. On March 9, , the FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking entitled “Revision of Airworthiness Standards for Normal, Utility, Acrobatic, and Commuter Category Airplanes” (Part 23 NPRM). Aviation Jobs .
Further approval is now required from the ministry of finance and the Cabinet Committee on Security, following which a contract will be inked. Delivery of the new P-8Is will begin three years after the contract is signed. Any specific information regarding contract negotiations for the four additional aircraft will need to come from the MoD at this time.
Boeing also remains keenly interested in the navy requirement for nine new medium-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft. Initial P-8I training for Indian navy pilots, mission system operators and maintenance technicians was completed in Seattle last year.
The navy will take delivery of its eighth and final aircraft later this year.
Completion of the FDR locks in the design for the aircraft, radar, communications, navigation, mission computing, acoustics and sensors, as well as the ground and test support equipment.
It also paves the way for the program to begin assembling the first P-8I aircraft. We are on track to start fabricating the P-8I's empennage section before the end of this year. Boeing will deliver the first P-8I to India within 48 months of the original contract signing, which took place in January India is the first customer for the P-8 outside the United States.
The multi-mission aircraft, being developed for the US Navy, underwent the flight test in Seattle.CARs in Plain English. Canadian Aviation Regulations translated! ISBN X "I like the plain language and I like the concept that you add a little background on why certain rules are how they are. Regulatory Forum on NORSEE and Commercial Parts for Part 23 aircraft.
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