FAA and AMD Action on Zodiac Prompts Questions — EAA Provides Answers and Guidance
November 13, 2009 — In less than a week, the AMD Zodiac aircraft and all it variants have come under intense scrutiny. A fatal crash spurred a safety alert from the FAA. In concert, Zodiac manufacturer AMD issued a safety alert for its S-LSA versions as well as plans for a fix. Days later, the FAA prohibited issuance of new airworthiness certificates for any Zodiac model including S-LSA, E-LSA, and amateur-built pending compliance with the AMD Safety Alert. The flurry of directives raises many questions as to which aircraft, whether they are completed or not, must be repaired.
EAA has prepared the following Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document to help guide owners and builders as to their future options. Joe Norris, EAA’s homebuilders community manager, has also written a letter to all Tech Counselors informing them of the evolving situation.