FLIGHT STANDARDIZATION BOARD REPORT

 

                                     IAI-GALAXY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                   APPROVED:  Richard McCleish        DATE:  April 21, 1999

 

                   Chairman, Galaxy Flight Standardization Board

 

 

 

 

                   COORDINATED: Gary E. Davis_________DATE:  April 21, 1999

 

                        for    Manager, AFS-200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                        IAI-GALAXY

 

 

                                        CONTENTS

 

 

 

             APPROVAL PAGE

 

             CONTENTS

 

             PURPOSE

 

             FSB COMPOSITION

 

             BACKGROUND

 

             APPLICATION OF FSB REPORT

 

             TYPE RATING DETERMINATION

 

             SPECIFIC FLIGHT CHARACTERISTICS

 

             FSB SPECIFICATIONS FOR TRAINING

 

             FSB SPECIFICATIONS FOR CHECKING

 

             FSB SPECIFICATIONS FOR CURRENCY

 

             AIRCRAFT REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

 

             FSB SPECIFICATIONS FOR DEVICES AND SIMULATORS

 

             DESIGNATED PILOT EXAMINERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                          PURPOSE

 

             The IAI model Galaxy Flight Standardization Board (FSB) convened

             in Tel Aviv, Israel on January 11, 1999 to evaluate the proposed

             training, checking and currency requirements for pilots

             qualifying in the IAI Galaxy aircraft.  It was the opinion of the

             manufacturer, Israeli Aircraft Industries, that a new type rating

             be developed for the IAI Galaxy.  Therefore no other models of

             the corporate IAI family of aircraft (Westwind/Astra) were

             evaluated.

 

 

 

                                        FSB COMPOSITION

 

             Richard McCleish             Chairman                 MKC-AEG

             Thomas Glista                Operations               AFS-840

             Frank Gentile                Operations               FTW-FSDO

 

 

 

                                          BACKGROUND

 

             On July 29, 1992, Israeli Aircraft Industries, Ltd (IAI) of

             Tel Aviv, Israel applied for both a U.S. and Israeli Type

             Certificate (TC) for their new model Galaxy airplane

             (formerly designated as Astra IV).  The model Galaxy airplane

             is a derivative of the IAI Model 1125 Westwind Astra and is

             designed to be a long range high speed airplane with a swept

             low wing and two aft fuselage mounted Pratt & Whitney Canada

             PW306A engines.  It has a maximum takeoff weight of 34,850 lbs,

             a conventional empennage, and will be operated primarily as an

             executive/corporate airplane with a 9 or less passenger

             configuration.  It can also be configured as a commuter airplane

             with a maximum seating capacity of 19 passengers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

                                 APPLICATION OF REPORT

 

             The guidelines set forth in the FSB report apply to:

                  a) Certified Flight Instructors

                  b) Airline Transport Pilots instructing in air

                     transportation service

                  c) Certificated Ground Instructors

                  d) Aviation Safety Inspectors

                  e) Designated Pilot Examiners

                  f) FAR 121/135 Air Carrier Check Airmen and Instructors

 

 

 

                                TYPE RATING DETERMINATION

 

             The evaluation for type rating determination was accomplished

             by members of the FSB attending an initial ground school on the

             GALAXY conducted by Israeli Aircraft Industries and performing

             all practical test requirements for an aircraft type rating as

             outlined in FAA-S-8081-C.  There were no significant findings

             which would preclude an average pilot with average skills

             obtaining a type rating in this aircraft.  The FSB determined

             that a new type rating, GALAXY, be established for this aircraft.

 

 

 

                            SPECIFIC FLIGHT CHARACTERISTICS

 

             The Board determined that a demonstration of the pitch and roll

             mechanical disconnect feature is not required by the applicant

             during the practical test.  It is also recommended that

             demonstrating the pitch and roll mechanical disconnect

             procedure should not be accomplished in the aircraft but

             should be reserved for the simulator.  There are no specific

             flight characteristics associated with this aircraft that must

             be demonstrated during the evaluation of pilot applicants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

                           FSB SPECIFICATION FOR TRAINING

 

             ADDITION RATING

 

             The applicant must meet the training requirements of

             FAR 61.157(b)(1) and (2) or (c) for addition of the GALAXY

             type rating to an ATP certificate or the training required

             by FAR 61.63(d) for addition of the GALAXY type rating to

             any other grade of certificate.

 

             INITIAL CHECK

 

             When a flight check is conducted for an ATP certificate or for

             an additional type rating to an ATP certificate, the

             certification flight check may simutaneously be credited for

             a Part 121 proficiency check, a Part 135 competency check or

             a Part 135 instrument-proficiency check as applicable.

             RE:  Air Transportation Operations Inspectors Handbook 8400.10

 

 

 

                            FSB SPECIFICATIONS FOR CHECKING

 

             DIFFERENCES CHECKING

 

             There are no variants to the GALAXY.  Therefore, all checks

             required by FAR 121, 135 or 61 must be accomplished in make

             and model of aircraft or simulator.

 

 

 

                            FSB SPECIFICATIONS FOR CURRENCY

 

             CURRENCY CHECKING

 

             All currency requirements for the GALAXY are level E variants,

             (RE:  AC 120.53 Differency levels) which require separate

             experience in the GALAXY aircraft.  No other models of the

             Israeli Aircraft Industries family were evaluated by the

             FSB for common flight characteristics i.e. IA-JET (Westwind)

             or IA-1125 (Astra).  Therefore, no credit is allowed for

             recency of experience requirements from another model to the

             GALAXY aircraft.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

                            AIRCRAFT REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

 

             COMPLIANCE CHECKLIST

 

             Compliance checklists are provided as an aid to FAA Certificate

             Holding District Offices (CHDO) in identifying those specific

             rules or policies for which compliance has already been

             demonstrated to the FAA for a particular aircraft type,

             variant or variant group.  The checklist also notes rules or

             policies which remain to be demonstrated to CHDOs by operators.

 

             Due to prior FAR 91/135 operating experience of the Israeli

             fleet of aircraft, a compliance checklist for the GALAXY

             aircraft has not been included in this report.

 

             PROVING RUNS

 

             Proving tests to satisy FAR 121/135 requirements should be

             conducted in accordance with FAA Order 8400.10.

 

             FORWARD OBSERVERS SEAT

 

             FAR 121 and 135 require a forward observer's seat be provided

             for use by the Adminstrator while conducting enroute

             inspections.  There is not a specific seat in the GALAXY that

             will be installed and used strictly as a forward observer's seat

             The Board made no assessment of any interior configurations

             because of the variety of interior combinations available to

             the customer.

 

             SEAT DEPENDENT TRAINING

 

             The GALAXY was designed to allow a pilot sitting in either

             seat to effectively accomplish any normal, abnormal or

             emergency maneuver/checklist provided that person has received

             adequate training and practice from the leftand/or right pilot

             seats to ensure that person's competence in accomplishing

             those tasks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

                     FSB SPECIFICATIONS FOR SIMULATORS AND DEVICES

 

             FAR 61.157(g) allows an approved simulator to be used in lieu

             of an airplane to satisy the requirements of FAR 61 and the

             Practical Test Standards.  At the time the FSB was accomplished,

             there were no approved simulators which may be used to

             satisfy these requirements.

 

 

 

                              DESIGNATED PILOT EXAMINERS

 

             Based on aircraft design, systems design and flight

             characteristics, the Board determined that at the discretion

             of the Principal Operations Inspector and concurrence by the

             appropriate Flight Standards Division Manager, a designated

             pilot examier could be considered eligible for the addition of

             the GALAXY to their Letter of Authorization provided that person

             meets the following requirements:

 

             1) 12.5 hours of Pilot-in-Command experience in the GALAXY

                aircraft and

             2) Currently has another turbojet type rating authorization on

                their Letter of Authorization

 

             The above requirements are not meant to preclude an examiner

             from requesting GALAXY authorization if that person meets all

             of the qualiciations as listed in FAA Order 8700.2, General

             Aviation Operations Inspector's Handbook.