FAA Issues AD Final Rule for Bombardier CL-600 Thrust Reversers
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive for the Bombardier CL-600-1A11. It requires revising the airplane flight manual to prohibit thrust reverser operation. The AD also calls for repetitive detailed inspections of both engine thrust reversers for cracks and modifying them if necessary. Modifying the thrust reversers is also an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. The AD was prompted by reports of partial deployment of an engine thrust reverser in flight caused by a failure of the translating sleeve at the thrust reverser attachment points.