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FAA Offers SAIB Subscription Service


June 15, 2006 — Now anyone can be notified instantly via e-mail when the FAA issues a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB). Visit www.faa.gov/aircraft/safety/alerts/SAIB, click on "Subscribe to this page" and enter your e-mail address. Then when a new SAIB is issued, you'll receive an e-mail alert.

SAIBs alert, educate, and make recommendations to the aviation community. Unlike Airworthiness Directives (AD), which are legally enforceable rules that apply to aircraft, aircraft engines, propellers, and appliances, SAIBs contain non-regulatory information and guidance regarding specific situations.

SAIBs have existed for decades, but their use was resurrected significantly in the late 1990s in an effort to head off what the recreational/general aviation community often perceived as unnecessary issuance of ADs. By subscribing to the FAA's SAIB page, owners of certificated aircraft are ensured instant notification of potential safety concerns with their aircraft.

Aircraft owners can help us all avoid future ADs by addressing the issues highlighted in SAIBs that affect their aircraft. Because of this, and for our own safety, EAA encourages members to subscribe to this FAA service.

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