The Transport Certification Update was not published 1998-2006. Prior to 1995 this publication was distributed as the "Designee Newsletter".

Note: Each issue has a clickable Table of Contents (2007 and later).

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Previous Issue of Transport Certification Update Edition 29, Spring 2011 (PDF, 1.67 MB)
  • Risk-based Safety Decisions,
  • Widespread Fatigue Damage,
  • In-flight Wi-Fi.
Current Issue of Transport Certification Update Edition 28, Summer 2010 (PDF, 2.13 MB)
Special Edition: Improving operation in icing conditions, including information about
  • Major changes to icing certification rules,
  • The Inflight Aircraft Icing Plan,
  • "Icebreaking" rulemaking, and more.
Current Issue of Transport Certification Update Edition 27, Spring 2010 (PDF, 1.13 MB)
  • “AD-friendly” Service Bulletins
  • Extended Operations (ETOPS)
  • CSTAs— Chief Scientific and Technical Advisors
Current Issue of Transport Certification Update Edition 26, Spring 2009 (PDF, 2.26 MB)
  • Applying Lessons Learned from Accidents
  • Reducing the Risk of In-Flight Fire
  • What Every Designee Should Know About ADs
Current Issue of Transport Certification Update Edition 25, Fall 2008 (PDF, 1.54 MB)
  • Fuel Tank Safety: Lowering the Risks
  • A Proactive Approach to Rulemaking: The Aging Airplane Safety Program
  • Synthetic Vision (Part 2)
Edition 24 of Transport Certification Update Edition 24, Spring 2008 (PDF, 2.95 MB)
  • Synthetic Vision (Part 1)
  • Class B Cargo Compartments
  • Overview of FAA Regulatory and Guidance Material
Edition 23 of Transport Certification Update Edition 23, Fall 2007 (PDF, 2.72 MB)
  • Composites and Lightning Strikes
  • The New Path to Certification
  • Glass: Clearly a Safety Issue

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