AD Addresses Faulty Lear 60 Extinguishers

 - April 30, 2012, 4:10 PM
Learjet Model 60

Prompted by two incidents of mis-routed fire extinguisher wires, the FAA has issued an Airworthiness Directive [AD 2012-08-16] for several Learjet 60 models.The AD requires the inspection of electrical leads routed to the fire extinguishing containers for proper identification and to ensure the electrical leads are connected to the correct squibs.

The concern is that pilots might fight an airborne engine fire and unknowingly discharge a fire bottle into the wrong engine. The AD potentially affecting approximately 300 Learjet 60s takes effect May 29, 2012.