Airworthiness Directive

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.

September 23, 2009 - 11:02am

The FAA has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for an Airworthiness Directive (AD) that would affect about 1,082 Falcons on the U.S. registry, namely the Dassault Falcon 10, Fan Jet Falcon, Mystere-Falcon 200, Mystere-Falcon 20-C5/-D5/-E5/-F5, Falcon 2000, Falcon 2000EX, Mystere-Falcon 50 and 900, and Falcon 900EX.

September 3, 2009 - 6:19am

The FAA today issued an Airworthiness Directive (AD) on Airbus A330s and A340s that requires replacing certain Thales Avionics pitot probes with certain Goodrich or newer-design Thales probes. The AD requires compliance within 120 days. It intends to prevent airspeed discrepancies, which could lead to disconnect of the autopilot and/or auto-thrust functions and consequent increased pilot workload.

August 12, 2009 - 12:16pm

The FAA will be publishing Airworthiness Directives (AD) and Special Airworthiness Information Bulletins (SAIB) in electronic format for distribution in lieu of paper copies. GovDelivery, activated in May 2007, is accessible from the Regulatory and Guidance Library (RGL).

August 5, 2009 - 12:24pm

The FAA has issued an Airworthiness Directive for Turbomeca Arrius 2F turboshaft engines, citing insufficient clearance between the P3 air pipe and the rear right bulkhead. According to AD 2008-NE-43, investigations have shown that both the P3 air pipe and the rear right bulkhead were compliant with the original approved design.

July 29, 2009 - 10:37am

The FAA has issued an airworthiness directive (AD 2009-15-03) for Bombardier Global Express BD-700-1A10s and BD-700-1A11s. According to the AD, a bolt that connects the power control unit (PCU) to the elevator surface was found fractured in the assembly during a scheduled maintenance inspection.

July 22, 2009 - 10:37am

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued an emergency airworthiness directive (AD) for ATR cockpit windows.

July 15, 2009 - 12:41pm

The FAA has issued an airworthiness directive (AD) effective Aug. 13, 2009, for Pratt & Whitney Canada PW305As and PW305Bs installed on, but not limited to, Bombardier Learjet 60s and Hawker 1000s. The AD stems from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

June 4, 2009 - 7:47am

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