EASA Issues AD for Eurocopter EC225/AS332L2 Sponsons

 - September 17, 2013, 2:25 PM

Eurocopter has issued another emergency Service Bulletin and the EASA has published another emergency Airworthiness Directive for the EC225 and AS332L2 Super Pumas, this time centering on a life-raft housing. During an EC225 delivery flight, a sponson life-raft ejectable cowling was lost. It was caused by the incorrect positioning of a locking system during cowling installation. This condition, if not detected and corrected, could lead to the in-flight hazardous inflation of the life raft, according to the EASA. The AD calls for the inspection of the left and right sponsons’ cowlings.