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01-18-2006, 09:53 AM
I need to get a subscription to an IA library. Anyone care to share their preference and experiences with the various companies? Is use of the FAA web site allowed to pass as current data?
01-18-2006, 10:33 PM
I got tired of paying $400-500 a year and started using the FAA website last year. I finally renewed my Tdata subscription in despiration. The FAA database meets the regs but is clunky, slow and does not include service bulletins etc. which usually give much info not included in the AD text. The other added benifit is being able to save your research. The first annual I do on an A/C always takes a while because of the AD research. I share my subscription with a friend.
Tdata, Aircraft Technical Publishers and Advantex are all vendors that I know of and they have demos and pricing available online.
Tdata is easy to use, has a daily email update of new and proposed ADs and has forms like IA renewal, 337 and weight and balance forms/programs. They also have an online tutorial.
Nathan K. Hammond
01-18-2006, 11:37 PM
Exactly what Steve said! Tried to save money by letting the subscription go, but went back to Tdata after dealing with the FAA website.
01-19-2006, 05:13 AM
Try www.airresearch.com much more economical.
01-19-2006, 07:02 AM
I tried it. Doesn't look like you get AD related service info like service bulletins and letters. Cost what my Tdata disc cost. Can you save the compliance records?
01-19-2006, 08:18 AM
I've tried all the subscription services over the years, and even spent the money to have two at the same time so I could do "side-by-side" comparisons. I've settled on Avantext. Each of the services has their plusses and minuses, but for my money Avantext does the best overall job.
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