Relevant Regulations

The following Federal Aviation Regulations were pertinent to the DC-10 design and certification:

14 CFR 25.207 - Stall Warning
14 CFR 25.571 - Fatigue Evaluation of Flight Structure
14 CFR 25.671 - Control Systems - General
14 CFR 25.675 - Control Systems - Stops
14 CFR 25.685 - Control System Details
14 CFR 25.689 - Cable Systems
14 CFR 25.701 - Flap Interconnection
14 CFR 25.1309 - Equipment Systems and Installations
14 CFR 25.1435 - Hydraulic Systems
14 CFR 25.1529 - Maintenance Manual

The following Air Carrier Operations regulations were pertinent:

14 CFR 121.379 - Authority to Perform and Approve Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, and Alterations
14 CFR 121.703 - Service Difficulty Reports
14 CFR 121.707 - Alteration and Repair Reports

The following reporting requirement is also relevant:

14 CFR 21.3 - Reporting of Failures, Malfunctions, and Defects

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