Approved is Approved


WE GET A LOT OF QUESTIONS REGARDING FIELD APPROVALS, ONE TIME STC’s, APPROVALS BY 8110-3 GIVEN BY DER’s AND MINOR ALTERATIONS AND/OR REPAIRS. THERE SEEMS TO BE SOME MYTH ABOUT ONE APPROVAL NOT BEING AS GOOD AS ANOTHER, (I.E. FIELD APPROVAL VS. STC, ETC.) WE HAVE HAD CUSTOMERS THAT HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT ANYTHING LESS THAN AN STC DEVALUES THEIR AIRPLANE AND COULD CAUSE THEM PROBLEMS IN THE FUTURE. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY WRONG, AN APPROVAL IS JUST WHAT IT SAYS, “APPROVED” AND IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT KIND OF APPROVAL IT IS.  ANY STC, FIELD APPROVAL, 8110-3, ONE TIME STC OR MANUFACTURES APPROVAL FOR CHANGE OR AD IS SUBJECT TO REVISION, REVIEW, CANCELLATION OR WHATEVER. THERE IS NO GUARANTEE ON ANYTHING IN LIFE.