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FAA Taking Comments On Updated Reliability Program Guidance

New AC would replace 1978 document.

FAA has released a draft of an updated advisory circular (AC) for developing and maintaining a reliability program as part of a Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Program (CAMP).

The draft AC, a complete revamp of the most recent version released in March 1978, integrates now-common standards for developing reliability programs that are not in the current AC. Among them: Maintenance Steering Group-3 (MSG-3) process, how a reliability program fits into a Continuing Analysis and Surveillance System, and developing a data-collection system.

The draft document is available at https://www.faa.gov/aircraft/draft_docs/afs_ac/. FAA is taking comments on it through November 3, 2017.

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