It would mean extra tests, more time, more money and probably more weight (aircraft don't usually get lighter and cheaper as a result of certification), so why would this help the likes of Cirrus, Piper etc? Simply because the programmes can be slowed even further (a good thing in these cash-straped economic times) and the blame can be laid at the feet of the FAA. A bit cynical perhaps, but these projects were started in better times and no aircraft manufacturer has loads of cash to spend on speedy certification and production.
Simple Pleasures : The Dawn Raid
4 months ago