Airworthiness Directive

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.

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.

 
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