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Aerostop Seat Locks
« on: August 11, 2016, 12:58:19 PM »


https://www.faa.gov/aircraft/safety/programs/sups/upn/media/2016/UPN_AeroStop_08_2016.pdf

FAA - UNAPPROVED PARTS NOTIFICATION

No.:2016-20160701032
Date: August 11, 2016

AFFECTED PRODUCTS
All Aerostop Seat Locks manufactured at Aerostop and sold by Aerostop or its distributor Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Company from any previous date to July 7, 2016 for installation on type certificated products.  Refer to table below for applicable part numbers:

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Re: Aerostop Seat Locks
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2016, 03:14:55 PM »
Too bad.

That is a GREAT product and a million times better than the Rube Goldberg mechanism Cessna came up with.

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Re: Aerostop Seat Locks
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2016, 03:34:27 PM »
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If the subject parts are found installed in a type certificated aircraft, it is recommended
they be removed.

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Re: Aerostop Seat Locks
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2016, 08:44:11 AM »
Interesting that the FAA notification was published on Aug 11, 2016, but references Aerostops manufactured up to July 7, 2016.  Does that man that as of July 8 Aerostop now has an STC for this product? Or that they've quit making them?
Googled it up, they're still on Spruce's website.
http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/aeroseatlock.php
This sounds like a paperwork issue, not a faulty product issue.

It's also interesting that both Aerostop and Aircraft Spruce are located in California, yet the FAA notification originated at the Seattle FSDO.
« Last Edit: August 12, 2016, 08:48:34 AM by hotrod180 »