FAA Proposes Eurocopter AS332/225 Airworthiness Directive

 - June 5, 2013, 11:20 AM

The FAA has proposed an Airworthiness Directive for the Eurocopter AS332C, AS332L, AS332L1, AS332L2 and EC225LP. It requires inspecting the intermediate gearbox (IGB) fairing for a crack and inspecting the IGB fairing gutter, if installed, for a crack, separation or interference. The AD was prompted by reports of cracks, separation of the IGB fairing from the gutter and attachment supports, and subsequent interference with the tail rotor inclined drive shaft, which could result in subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.