U.S. Department of Transportation

Federal Aviation Administration

Washington, D.C.

 

Operational Suitability Report (OSR)

 

 

Revision: Original

Date: 01/03/2014

 

 

 

 

EADS – CASA

(Formerly Known as Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A)

EADS CASA-212

 

Gary L. Larsen

Chair, Flight Standardization Board

 

 

Federal Aviation Administration

Seattle Aircraft Evaluation Group

1601 Lind Avenue SW

Renton, WA 98057-3356

 

 

 

 

 

Telephone:

(425) 917-6600

FAX:

(425) 917-6638

 

 

 

 

 

RECORD OF REVISION

Revision

Number                        Section                           Pages Affected                         Date

 

Original

All

All

01/03/2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF CHANGE;

 


 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

SUBJECT:

PAGE

 

 

1.0           PURPOSE

4

 

 

2.0           GUIDANCE MATERIAL

4

 

 

3.0           REFERENCES

4

 

 

4.0           MODIFICATION DESCRIPTION

5

 

 

5.0           PILOT TYPE RATING REQUIREMENTS

6

 

 

6.0           MASTER DIFFERENCES REQUIREMENTS (MDR)

6

 

 

7.0           ACCEPTABLE OPERATOR DIFFERENCE REQUIREMENTS (ODR)

7

 

 

8.0           SPECIFICATIONS FOR TRAINING

7

 

 

9.0           SPECIFICATIONS FOR CHECKING

7

 

 

10.0       SPECIFICATIONS FOR CURRENCY

7

 

 

11.0       SPECIFICATIONS FOR DEVICES OR SIMULATORS

8

 

 

APPENDIX 1: MASTER DIFFERENCES REQUIREMENTS

9

 

 

APPENDIX 2: OPERATOR DIFFERENCES REQUIREMENTS

10

 

 

APPENDIX 3: FLIGHT STANDARDIZATION BOARD EVALUATIONS

14


 

1.0           PURPOSE

This purpose of this Operational Suitability Report (OSR) is to specify FAA Training, Checking and Currency requirements, which the CASA-212 Flight Standardization Board (FSB) has deemed to be applicable to pilots operating European Aerospace Defence and Space Construcciones Aeronauticas Sociedad por Acciones (EADS CASA) CASA-212 aircraft, retrofitted with the after-market equipment described in the NOTE below, which have been modified in accordance with (IAW) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) ST13340AT-T by addition of a Universal Avionics EFI-890R Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS). Aircraft so retrofitted and modified as described are hereafter referred to as “EADS CASA-212-EFI-890R.”

NOTE: For the purposes of this Report, the “Base” (“FROM”) airplane is any EADS CASA-212 listed in Revision 10 of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Type Certification Data Sheet (TCDS) A43EU, which has been retrofitted with the following after-market equipment:

1.          A Honeywell SPZ-4500 Digital Integrated Flight Control System Autopilot/Flight Director (AP/FD) System;

2.          A Universal Avionics UNS-1Fw Flight Management System (FMS); and,

3.          Dual Universal Avionics Radio Control Units (RTU).  

 

A prerequisite for applying FSB specifications for Training, Checking and Currency in this Report, is that the subject pilots are proficient in, and current on, an EADS CASA-212 with the above-described AP/FD, FMS and RTU installed.

Operator Differences Requirement (ODR) tables are provided as a uniform means for operators to comprehensively manage difference programs and provide a basis for FAA approval of mixed fleet flying.

NOTE:         All regulatory references within this report are found in Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) unless otherwise indicated.

2.0           GUIDANCE MATERIAL

FAA Advisory Circular AC 120-53A, Guidance for Conducting and Use of Flight Standardization Board Evaluations.

3.0           REFERENCES

3.1 STC Project ST13340AT-T

a)         Part 25, Airworthiness Standards: Transport Category Airplanes .

b)         Certification Plan no. 700-032211: “EFI-890R ELECTRONIC FLIGHT INSTRUMENT SYSTEM (EFIS) COCKPIT UPGRADE ON CASA-212 AIRCRAFT”

c)         Master Drawing List no. 750-032211: “MASTER DRAWING LIST FOR INSTALLATION OF EFI-890R ELECTRONIC FLIGHT INSTRUMENT SYSTEM (EFIS) COCKPIT UPGRADE ON CASA-212 AIRCRAFT”

 


 

4.0           MODIFICATION DESCRIPTION

 

The most evident cockpit design changes incorporated by installation of STC ST13340AT-T consists of addition of two Primary Flight Display (PFD) Units, one located within the optimum primary field of view of each pilot; plus installation of a Navigation Display (ND) Unit located on the center of the instrument panel. The ND Unit, which is intended to be viewed, accessed, and operated by either pilot, is located outside the pilots’ optimum primary field of view, but within their maximum primary field of view. (See “Detailed Modification Changes” for further installation details).

 

Detailed Modification Changes:

 

4.1  Equipment removed:

 

Modification IAW STC ST13340AT-T consists of removing the following “analog” components from the aircraft.

a)          Pilot and Copilot Attitude Director Indicator (ADI)

b)          Pilot and Copilot Horizontal Situation Indicator (HSI)

c)          Weather Radar / Ground Proximity Warning System (WXR/EGPWS) Multifunction Indicator

d)                                                  Pilot and Copilot Airspeed Indicator

e)          Pilot and Copilot Vertical Speed Indicator (VSI)

f)            Pilot and Copilot Radio Magnetic Indicator (RMI)

g)                                                    Pilot and Copilot Turn Slip Indicator

h)          Altitude Preselector

i)              Heading/Course Panel

 

4.2 Equipment Added:

 

IAW STC ST13340A-AT, functions provided by the items removed above have been replaced with the following EFIS components:

a)          *Two Universal Avionics EFI-890R EFIS PFDs

located within the respective pilots’ optimum primary field of view;

b)          One Universal Avionics EFI-890R EFIS ND Unit located in the Center Instrument Panel within both pilot’s maximum primary field of view;

c)          Two Universal Avionics EFI-890R EFIS PFD Display Control Panels;

d)        One Universal Avionics EFI-890R EFIS ND Control Panel;

e)          One Universal Avionics EFI-890R EFIS Course and Heading Select Panel (CHP);

f)            One Universal Avionics EFI-890R EFIS Reference Set Panel (RSP);

g)          One Universal Avionics EFI-890R EFIS Data Concentrator Unit (DCU);

h)          Two Co llin s AD C - 85 Air Data Computers (ADCs);

i)              Two Shadlin Altitude Encoders;

j)              One Goodrich Outside Air Temperature (OAT) Probe;

k)          MidContinent Standby Instruments providing Attitude, Altitude and Airspeed.

 

*IAW STC ST13340A-AT, primary altitude information is provided to the Co-Pilot by

the EFI-890R EFIS PFD. Due to system incompatibility, however, the Copilot’s Analog Altimeter has been retained as a source of barometric altimeter input to the Altitude Select and Altitude Hold functions of the AP/FD.In consideration of its limited intended function, the Copilot’s Analog Altimeter has been placarded, “AP BARO-CORRECTION SOURCE.” Should the Copilot’s Analog Altimeter, and/or any components associated with its barometric correction function (i.e., Kollsman window, set knob, etc.) become inoperative, the AP/FD must be considered inoperative. In such circumstances, the aircraft may not dispatched for operations requiring autopilot altitude select and/or hold functions, such as certain instrument approach procedures and/or Reduced Vertical Separation Minima (RVSM) operations.

 

5.0       PILOT TYPE RATING REQUIREMENTS

 

In accordance with parts 1 and 61, the FSB has determined that the Pilot Type Rating applicable to the EADS CASA-212 EFI-890R is “CASA-212.” IAW AC 120-53A, Appendix 1, Definition, “y,” CASA-212 is the “Same Pilot Type Rating” applicable to all other EADS CASA-212 aircraft listed in Revision 10 of FAA TCDS A43EU.

 

6.0           MASTER DIFFERENCES REQUIREMENTS (MDR)

 

Master Differences Requirements are as depicted in the MDR table in Appendix 1. For the purposes of determining Master Differences Requirements of this Report, the “Base” (“FROM”) aircraft is any EADS CASA-212 listed in Revision 10 of FAA TCDS A43EU, which has been retrofitted with a Honeywell SPZ-4500 Digital Integrated Flight Control System FD/AP; a Universal Avionics UNS-1Fw FMS; plus, Dual Universal Avionics RTUs.

 

The “Related,” (“TO”) aircraft is the defined Base aircraft which has been modified to the “EADS-CASA-212- EFI-890R” standard, by installation of STC ST13340AT-T.


 

The FSB has determined the MDR for pilots cross-qualifying/transitioning FROM the “Base” aircraft TO the “Related” aircraft to be:

 

Level-C Differences Training

 

See: “SPECIFICATIONS FOR DEVICES OR SIMULATORS,” below, for; FSB findings regarding satisfying AC 120-53A requirements applicable to use of a Level-4, or higher, Flight Training Device (FTD) in the accomplishment of C-Level Training.

 

Level-B Checking - Requiring demonstration of knowledge and proficiency in the EADS CASA-212 EFI-890R.

 

Level-C Currency - Requiring operation of the EADS CASA-212 EFI-890R at least every 180 days.

 

7.0           ACCEPTABLE OPERATOR DIFFERENCE REQUIREMENTS (ODR)

 

Operator Difference Requirements are as depicted in the ODR tables in Appendix 2. They consist of Design, Maneuver, and System Difference Tables.

 

8.0           SPECIFICATIONS FOR TRAINING

 

Differences Training is set at Level-C. Utilizing the methods prescribed in the System Difference Table in Appendix 2, operators’ training programs should emphasize system differences FROM the “Base” airplane, TO the “Related” airplane.

 

See: “SPECIFICATIONS FOR DEVICES OR SIMULATORS,” below for FSB findings regarding satisfying AC 120-53A requirements applicable to use of a Level-4 or higher FTD in the accomplishment of C-Level Training.

 

9.0           SPECIFICATIONS FOR CHECKING

 

Checking is set at Level-B.   Level-B Checking requires demonstration of knowledge and proficiency in the use of the CASA-212 EFI-890R.   This check may include oral questioning, written testing, and demonstration of ability using an appropriately configured FTD, or a static EADS CASA-212-EFI-890R aircraft with ground power connected.

 

10.0       SPECIFICATIONS FOR CURRENCY

 

Currency is set at Level-C. Pilots must be scheduled to fly in their assigned position in the CASA-212 EFI-890R for at least one leg (including a takeoff and landing) every 180 days. Re-establishment of Currency shall be accomplished by completing the minimum requirements outlined in Specifications for Training referenced in this Report.


 

11.0       SPECIFICATIONS FOR DEVICES OR SIMULATORS

 

AC 120-53A specifies that C-Level Training be conducted in devices capable of systems training, which meet at least the flight simulation training device initial and continuing qualification standards of a Level 4 FTD specified in part 60.

In the case of the EADS CASA-212-EFI-890R, an appropriately-configured Level 4, or higher, FTD was not available.   Furthermore, no EADS CASA-212 Flight Simulators of any configuration are available.   In lieu of a Level 4 FTD, the applicant proposed that Level-C Training be conducted as aided instruction with pilot applicants seated in their assigned seats of the cockpit of a static EADS CASA-212 EFI-890R connected to a ground power source.

After evaluation the results of Level-C Training conducted in this manner, the FSB determined that it to be a satisfactory means of compensating for the lack of a Level 4 FTD.

 

PROVIDED THAT - Prior to being released to perform unsupervised line duties in an EADS CASA-212 EFI-890R, pilots not previously trained and proficient in EFIS cockpit instrumentation must undergo at least 5 hours of Supervised Line Flying (SLF) in their assigned pilot position, under the supervision of a company instructor or check airman who is qualified in the EADS CASA-212 EFI-890R. In order to satisfy FSB specifications for Training, the SLF should meet the requirements of AC 120-53A, as described in Chapter 4, paragraph h. of Appendix 2.

 

If this alternate means is not available, not utilized, or if it does not produce adequately- trained pilots, Level-C Differences Training must be conducted during flight in an EADS CASA-212 EFI-890R.

 

 


APPENDIX 1: MASTER DIFFERENCES REQUIREMENTS

 

MASTER DIFFERENCES REQUIREMENTS

PILOT TYPE RATING DESIGNATION:

CASA-212

“FROM” (“BASE”) AIRPLANE

EADS CASA-212

EADS CASA-212-EFI-890R

“TO” (“RELATED”) AIRPLANE

EADS CASA-212

NOT APPLICABLE

NOT EVALUATED

EADS CASA-212-EFI-890R

C*/B/C

NOT APPLICABLE

 

 

C*-Level Differences Training may be conducted in a static EADS CASA-212 EFI-890R connected to a ground power source – PROVIDED THAT - Prior to being released to perform unsupervised line duties in an EADS CASA-212 EFI-890R, pilots with no previous experience and proficiency in EFIS cockpit instrumentation, must undergo at least 5 hours of Supervised Line Flying (SLF) in their assigned pilot position, under the supervision of a company instructor of check airman who is qualified in the EADS CASA-212 EFI-890R. In order to satisfy FSB specifications for Training, the Supervised Line Flying (SLF) should meet the requirements of AC 120-53A, as described in Chapter 4, paragraph h. of Appendix 2.

 

If this alternate means is not available, not utilized, or if it does not produce adequately- trained pilots, Level-C Differences Training must be conducted during flight in an EADS CASA-212 EFI-890R.

 


 

APPENDIX 2: OPERATOR DIFFERENCES REQUIREMENTS

 

DESIGN OPERATOR DIFFERENCE REQUIREMENTS TABLE

RELATED (“TO”) AIRCRAFT: EADS CASA-212-EFI-890R

BASE (“FROM”) AIRCRAFT: EADS CASA-212 listed in Rev. 10 of FAA TCDS A43EU, which has been retrofitted with Honeywell SPZ-4500 AP / FD; Universal Avionics UNS-1Fw FMS; and, Dual Universal Avionics RTUs..

APPROVED BY (POI): _______________________

COMPLIANCE METHOD

TRAINING

CHK/CURR

DESIGN FEATURE

REMARKS

FLT CHAR

PRO CHNG

LVL A

LVL B

LVL C

LVL D

LVL E

FLT CHK

CURR

Instrument Panel Layout

Replaced analog gauges and dials with Flat Panel EFI-890R Primary Flight Displays and Navigation Display. [Previously retrofitted with Honeywell SPZ-4500 Digital Integrated Flight Control System AP/FD System; A Universal Avionics UNS-1Fw FMS; and, Dual Universal Avionics RTUs].

No

Minor

 

X

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

APPENDIX 2: OPERATOR DIFFERENCES REQUIREMENTS

 

MANEUVER OPERATOR DIFFERENCE REQUIREMENTS TABLE

RELATED (“TO”) AIRCRAFT EADS CASA-212-EFI-890R

BASE (“FROM”) AIRCRAFT: EADS CASA-212 listed in Rev. 10 of FAA TCDS A43EU, which has been retrofitted with Honeywell SPZ-4500 AP / FD; Universal Avionics UNS-1Fw FMS; and, Dual Universal Avionics RTUs.

APPROVED BY (POI): _______________________

COMPLIANCE METHOD

TRAINING

CHK/CURR

MANEUVER FEATURE

REMARKS

FLT CHAR

PRO CHNG

LVL A

LVL B

LVL C

LVL D

LVL E

FLT CHK

CURR

None

Not Applicable

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


APPENDIX 2: OPERATOR DIFFERENCES REQUIREMENTS

 

SYSTEM OPERATOR DIFFERENCE REQUIREMENTS TABLE

RELATED (“TO”) AIRCRAFT: EADS CASA-212-EFI-890R

BASE (“FROM”) AIRCRAFT: EADS CASA-212 listed in Rev. 10 of FAA TCDS A43EU, which has been retrofitted with Honeywell SPZ-4500 AP / FD; Universal Avionics UNS-1Fw FMS; and, Dual Universal Avionics RTUs.

APPROVED BY (POI): _______________________

COMPLIANCE METHOD

TRAINING

CHK/CURR

SYSTEM FEATURE

REMARKS

FLT CHAR

PRO CHNG

LVL A

LVL B

LVL C*

LVL D

LVL E

FLT CHK

CURR

22 - Autopilot

Autopilot engage annunciation is displayed on EFIS display, in addition to existing separate lamps.

No

Minor

 

X

 

 

 

B

B

34 – Air Data

Altitude Pre-Selector controller is new and displayed on EFIS.

No

Minor

 

X

 

 

 

B

B

34 – Air Data

Altitude Baro Set is provided on the PFD Display Controller.

No

Minor

 

X

 

 

 

B

B

34 – Flight Director

Flight Director Mode annunciation is displayed on EFIS, in addition to the existing Mode Status Panel.

No

Minor

 

X

 

 

 

B

B

34 – Flight Instruments

Analog instruments replaced with EFIS:

- Attitude Indicator (ADI)

- Horizontal Indicator (HIS)

- Airspeed / Mach

- Altimeter

- Radio Altimeter (RA)

- Vertical Speed Indicator (VSI)

- Radio Magnetic Indicator (RMI)

- Turn and Slip indicator

No

Minor

 

 

See: MDR Table NOTE

 

 

B

B

 

Table 5: Systems Operator Difference Requirement (continued next page)

 

SYSTEM OPERATOR DIFFERENCE REQUIREMENTS TABLE

RELATED (“TO”) AIRCRAFT: EADS CASA-212-EFI-890R

BASE (“FROM”) AIRCRAFT: EADS CASA-212 listed in Rev. 10 of FAA TCDS A43EU, which has been retrofitted with Honeywell SPZ-4500 AP / FD; Universal Avionics UNS-1Fw FMS; and, Dual Universal Avionics RTUs.

APPROVED BY (POI): _______________________

COMPLIANCE METHOD

TRAINING

CHK/CURR

SYSTEM FEATURE

REMARKS

FLT CHAR

PRO CHNG

LVL A

LVL B

LVL C*

LVL D

LVL E

FLT CHK

CURR

34 – Navigation

Display of various navigation sources are centralized on the EFIS Display Controllers and ND Controller.

No

Minor

 

 

See: MDR Table NOTE

 

 

B

C

180 Days

34 – Navigation

Comparator Monitoring is an internal function of EFIS.

No

Minor

 

X

 

 

 

B

B

34 – TCAS

TCAS is displayed on the Navigation Display.

No

Minor

 

 

See: MDR Table NOTE

 

 

B

C

180 Days

34 – EGPWS

EGPWS is displayed on the Navigation Display and control panel.

No

Minor

 

 

See: MDR Table NOTE

 

 

B

C

180 Days

34 – Weather Radar

WXR data is displayed on the Navigation Display and control panel.

No

Minor

 

 

See: MDR Table NOTE

 

 

B

C

180 Days


APPENDIX 3: FLIGHT STANDARDIZATION BOARD EVALUATIONS

 

1.0           FSB COMPOSITION

 

On-site evaluation and testing in association with this project was accomplished on January 23 and 24, 2013, in Anchorage Alaska, under the supervision of the Assistant EADS CASA-212 FSB Chair. As “Test Subjects,” the FSB utilized two CASA-212 Type-Rated FAA Aviation Safety Inspectors (ASIs) from the Alaska Region. Both Test Subjects were current in the “Base” EADS CASA-212. To wit: both Test Subjects had been previously trained to proficiency in the Universal Avionics UNS-1Fw FMS. Both had operational familiarity with RTUs, as well as Flight Control System AP/FD Systems equivalent to the after-market systems which had been retrofitted into the “Base” EADS CASA-212 airplane.

 

The Test Subjects had had no previous experience with the EFIS cockpit instrumentation, such as that installed IAW STC ST13340AT-T in the “Related” EADS CASA-212-EFI-890R.

 

2.0           APPLICANT’S PROPOSAL

 

The ARC Avionics Corporation, the “applicant,” prepared and submitted an “Operator Differences Requirements” document which proposed specifications for Differences Training, Checking and Currency IAW the provisions of AC 120-53A. In their proposal, the applicant clarified that the STC ST13340AT-T avionics retrofit from an EADS CASA-212 to an EADS CASA-212-EFI-490R standard, primarily affected Flight Instrument presentations, and Navigation Equipment.

 

Due to the extent of differences between the “Base” and “Related” airplanes, the applicant proposed that Differences Training include a combination of Level-A, Self-Instruction, Level-B, Aided Instruction, and Level-C, Aided Instruction utilizing an appropriately-configured FTD. During FSB evaluations, the fsbplicant opted to provide all training originally proposed at Level-A, as Level-B, Aided Instruction. Accordingly, the ODR Tables in the OSR have replaced references to Level-A Training, with Level-B Training.

 

AC 120-53A specifies that C-Level Training be conducted in a Systems Trainer meeting standards in part 60 of at least a Level 4 FTD. In the case of the EADS CASA-212-EFI-890R, an appropriately-configured Level 4, or higher, FTD was not available. Furthermore, no EADS CASA-212 Flight Simulators of any configuration are available. In lieu of a Level 4 FTD, the applicant proposed that Level-C Training be conducted as aided instruction with pilot applicants occupying their assigned seats in the cockpit of a static EADS CASA-212 EFI-890R connected to a ground power source.

 

After validation the results of Level-C Training conducted in the manner proposed by the applicant, the FSB determined it to be a satisfactory means of compensating for the unavailability of a Level 4 FTD -

 

PROVIDED THAT - Prior to being released to perform unsupervised line duties in an EADS CASA-212 EFI-890R, pilots not previously trained and proficient in EFIS cockpit instrumentation must undergo at least 5 hours of SLF in their assigned pilot position, under the supervision of a company instructor of check airman who is qualified in the EADS CASA-212 EFI-890R. In order to satisfy FSB specifications for Training, the SLF should meet the requirements of AC 120-53A, as described in Chapter 4, paragraph h. of Appendix 2.

 

3.0           TESTS

 

STC ST13340AT-T consisted of replacing analog cockpit instrumentation with EFIS cockpit instrumentation. These changes did not affect Flight Characteristics, Normal/Abnormal or Emergency Procedures, or Aircraft Maneuvers. Accordingly, T-2 “Handling Qualities Comparison Testing” was deemed unnecessary.

 

The applicant proposed Level-C Differences Training, thus negating the necessity of conducting T-1 “Functional Equivalence Testing.” Instead, the FSB determined that Test Subjects would undergo T-3 “Systems Differences Test and Validation of Training and Checking.”

 

In accordance with Appendix 3 of AC 120-53A, T-3 Testing consisted of a two-phase, in-flight validation, conducted on the FSB Test Subjects following completion of Differences Training. T-3 Testing took place in an EADS CASA-212 EFI-890R airplane. While undergoing T-3 Testing, the Test Subjects occupied the left-hand pilot seat. The Assistant FSB Chair occupied the observer seat from which he validated T-3 Testing results. The applicant provided current and qualified EADS CASA-212 EFI-890R Safety Pilot who occupied the right-hand pilot seat during T-3 Testing.

 

3.1 T-3 Test Phases:

 

T-3 Phase One: The first phase of T-3 Testing consisted of a Partial Proficiency Check demonstrating that the Test Subjects were proficient in the operation of EFIS instrumentation and equipment installed IAW STC ST13340AT-T.

 

T-3 Phase Two: The second phase of T-3 Testing consisted of Line Oriented Flying (LOF) following successful completion of the T-3 Phase One flight check. The flights were conducted in-flight, in an environment that included typical weather, routes, airports, ATC, and other factors which pilots flying the EADS CASA-212 EFI-890R could be expected to encounter in line operations. In addition to validating Differences Training and Checking, T-3 LOF facilitated FSB assessment particular difference areas, examination of implications of mixed fleet flying, assessment of special circumstances, including minimum equipment list (MEL) effects, and identification of the effects of pilot errors potentially related to the differences.

4.0           COURSE OVERVIEW

 

The Differences Course presented by the applicant for evaluation by the designated FSB Test Subjects consisted of the following:

 

Four (4) hours of Level-B, Aided Instruction Ground School addressing description and operation of EFI-890R EFIS installation. Because the Test Subjects were exposed exclusively to Level-B, Aided Instruction, the FSB determined that all training originally proposed at Level-A, Self-Instruction, shall be administered as Level-B Training.

 

Two (2) hours of Level-C, Aided Instruction, conducted “hands-on,” while Test Subjects were seated in the assigned crew position in the cockpit of a static EADS CASA-212 EFI-890R connected to a ground power source.

 

5.0           FSB SPECIFICATIONS FOR TRAINING, CHECKING AND CURRENCY

 

5.1 Differences Training:

 

With the conditions listed below, the FSB determined that T-3 Testing validated the applicant’s ODR Table proposal for Differences Training, FROM the “Base” EADS CASA-212, retrofitted as described herein, TO the “Related” EADS CASA-212 EFI-890R.

 

The conditions imposed by the FSB for Differences Training are:

 

a)          That the “Base’ (“FROM”) airplane could be any EADS CASA-212 listed in Rev. 10 of FAA TCDS A43EU, provided it was previously retrofitted with Honeywell SPZ-4500 Digital Integrated Flight Control System AP/FD System; A Universal Avionics UNS-1Fw FMS); and, Dual Universal Avionics RTUs].

 

b)          That all Differences Training be conducted at no less than Level-B, Aided Instruction, with Level-C Training conducted where specified;

 

c)          That Differences Training proposed by the applicant as Level-C could be conducted as in a static EADS CASA-212 EFI-890R airplane connected to ground power- PROVIDED THAT operators met the conditions stated above under Section 1.2, “APPLICANT PROPOSAL.”

 

5.2 Differences Checking:

 

With the condition listed below, the FSB determined that T-3 Testing validated the applicant’s ODR Table proposal for Differences Checking, FROM the “Base” EADS CASA-212, retrofitted as described herein, TO the “Related” EADS CASA-212 EFI-890R.

 

The condition imposed by the FSB is that Differences Checking be conducted at no less than Level-B.

 

5.3 Differences Currency:

 

With the conditions listed below, the FSB determined that T-3 Testing validated the applicant’s ODR Tables for Differences Currency, FROM the “Base” EADS CASA-212, retrofitted as described herein, TO the “Related” EADS CASA-212 EFI-890R.

 

The conditions imposed by the FSB are that Differences Currency be maintained at no less than Level-B, and, where so specified in the ODR Tables, at Level-C – 180 Days.

 

6.0           ALTERNATE MEANS OF COMPLIANCE

 

Approval Level and Criteria - Alternate means of compliance to differences requirements of 14 CFR part 135 or 121, other than as specified in this report, must be approved by the FAA Air Transportation Division, AFS-200. If alternate compliance is sought, operators will be required to establish that any proposed alternate means provides an equivalent level of safety to the provisions of AC 120-53A and this FSB report. Analysis, demonstrations, proof of concept testing, differences documentation, and/or other evidence may be required.