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ICAO Raises Weight Threshold for Hardened Cockpit Door Requirement

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Following a three-year effort from industry groups and aircraft manufacturers, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will raise the weight threshold for requiring hardened cockpit doors for aircraft with 19 or fewer passenger seats from 45.5 metric tons (100,310 pounds) maximum certificated takeoff weight to 54.5 metric tons (120,152 pounds). This decision will enable the full type certification and worldwide use of current and future extended-range business aircraft such as the… (flightservicebureau.org) More...

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