Aircraft Alteration Questions

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Address for FAA Form 337's 
What address do I mail the FAA Form 337 for a newly installed supplemental type certificate (STC)? ANSWER: Completed forms should be submitted to …

Radio Installation 
Would an installation of navigation equipment that requires the modification of the instrument panel be consider an alteration? ANSWER: Yes, it …

FAA Form 337 Validity 
An aircraft had several STC's installed by US repair stations and 337 forms completed while it was foreign registered (in Mexico). It was then imported …

Manufacture of Parts  
Can you advise whether it is normal for a manufacturing Production Certificate procedure to be used for the making of simple metal parts for alterations …

Aircraft Alterations 
What is an aircraft alteration, and who can perform the alteration? ANSWER: An aircraft alteration is usually done to improve upon a current aircraft …

Certification of Onboard Computer Equipment 
What certification, if any, would be required by the FAA for the installation of computer equipment like servers and storage systems in aircraft (specifically, …

Encoding Altimeter Use. 
Can an Encoding Altimeter be installed as the primary Altimeter (Pilot's) if the Encoder portion of it has been disabled or has not been wired to the …

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