Airworthiness Directive

May 3, 2010 - 7:00am

Eurocopter is offering continuing airworthiness management under the EASA’s Part M rules. The manufacturer can thus provide airworthiness maintenance on behalf of operators, for their in-service aircraft.

March 31, 2010 - 6:23am

Falcon operators may now turn to Midcoast Aviation to meet the requirements of an impending airworthiness directive that will require structural modification
of the wing tank fuel bay on the Falcon 50/900/2000.

February 24, 2010 - 11:09am

The FAA has issued a request for comments on a final rule for an Airworthiness Directive (AD) for SICLI Halon 1211 portable fire extinguishers installed on various models of airplanes and rotorcraft, including some models built by Bombardier, Cessna, Dassault, Embraer and Eurocopter.

February 22, 2010 - 8:28am

The collapse of a Gulf Helicopters AgustaWestland AW139 tailboom while the helicopter was taxiing last year has prompted issuance of an airworthiness directive (2009-SW-50-AD) for a special repetitive inspection every 50 hours time-in-service to check for delamination on the boom’s composite skins. The helicopter with the failed boom had sustained a boom strike some months before the incident.

January 20, 2010 - 11:04am

StandardAero is the first authorized independent service center in North America approved and trained to perform wing tank (dry bay) modifications on the Dassault Falcon 50, 900 and 2000. The modification requirement, outlined in recent service bulletin advisories issued by Dassault, is mandatory for all Falcon 50, 900 and 2000 operators.

January 12, 2010 - 12:21pm

The FAA late last week issued special airworthiness information bulletins NM-10-12 and NM-10-13

November 25, 2009 - 7:49am

The FAA is proposing an Airworthiness Directive (AD) for the Piaggio Avanti based upon an operator report of a short circuit between a generator power cable and an anti-ice shutoff valve, which was caused by chafing between the cable and the valve. The insulation of the cable and surrounding sleeve were worn off as a result.

November 4, 2009 - 10:34am

The FAA is adopting an airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada (Bell) Model 407s and 427s. It is based on a mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) AD issued by Transport Canada.

September 23, 2009 - 11:12am

The FAA has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for an Airworthiness Directive (AD) based upon Twin Commander Service Bulletin SB237.

 
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