The big idea so far seems to be that the new certification guide will take the old guidance, often pages long, and condense it into the real meaning of it. An example that Earl Lawrence of the FAA's Small Airplane Directorate gave was the verbage describing crash worthiness, which would replace dozens of specific pieces of guidance with a single, "The Airplane, though it may be damaged in emergency landing conditions, must be designed to protect each occupant under those conditions," and that "the structure must be designed to give each occupant every reasonable chance of escaping serious injury." The manufacturer would then be charged with figuring out how to accomplish that main mission. The FAA would retain certification approval authority, so presumably the manufacturers would be held to a high bar, though one that would be far less prescriptive. The hope is that strategy would cut down on complexity and paperwork and, hence, cost.