Airworthiness Directive

September 23, 2013 - 2:30pm

The FAA issued an airworthiness directive–2013-18-09–on September 18 affecting some Honeywell ASCa emergency locator transmitters (ELTs) installed on transport-category aircraft.

September 18, 2013 - 12:45pm

Following its approval last May by EASA as a Continuous Airworthiness Management Organization (Camo), Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC) has signed its first contract with an Asian customer.

The new contract allows the MRO to include the management of continuous airworthiness services on the Airbus Corporate Jet series, including aircraft configuration management; MMEL and OMP development; maintenance planning, preparation and updates; service bulletin recommendation and airworthiness directive follow-up; work-package preparation for line maintenance; and hangar checks.

September 18, 2013 - 12:10pm

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the Eurocopter AS350 and AS355 to require inspecting for a crack in the control lever attachment yokes and, if needed, replacing the tail-rotor gearbox (TGB). The AD was prompted by the improper casting of TGB casing assemblies, which may lead to cracking. A crack in the control lever attachment yokes could cause a loss of tail-rotor pitch control and loss of control of the helicopter.

September 17, 2013 - 2:25pm

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.

September 12, 2013 - 3:36pm

A bankruptcy hearing for Avantair held yesterday in Tampa, Fla., brought some needed good news for share owners of the 56 ex-Avantair Piaggio Avantis, with the Italian OEM unveiling a path for them to get their aircraft back in the sky. These aircraft, which haven’t flown since early June when Avantair shut down, were officially grounded by the FAA last month when the agency revoked their airworthiness certificates.

August 21, 2013 - 12:10pm
RBR Maintenance facility

Last May, Aviation Partners issued Service Bulletin SBH-13-001 limiting winglet-equipped 800-series Hawkers to a maximum permissible altitude of 34,000 feet. The result of reported vibrations and aileron/wing oscillations, the SB prompted the FAA to issue an Airworthiness Directive calling for operators to comply with the service bulletin within 45 days.

August 21, 2013 - 11:53am

Jet Support Services has launched Embraer Phenom 100 and 300 airframe programs. The programs cover virtually every part, component, assembly and system of the airframe, including all parts and labor for scheduled and unscheduled maintenance. The cost-per-flight-hour service is backed by 24/7 access to technical and client services teams worldwide.

The company has been providing engine coverage for Phenoms for several years.

August 7, 2013 - 11:35am

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive for the Dassault Falcon 7X requiring a new procedure in the airplane flight manual. It was prompted by a report of a runway excursion caused by failure of the nose landing-gear position-feedback assembly. The AD is designed to detect and correct an incorrect angle signal causing an uncommanded nosewheel deflection.

July 25, 2013 - 2:37pm

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday issued an airworthiness directive (AD) calling for either the removal or inspection of the Honeywell fixed emergency locator transmitter (ELT) in Boeing 787s.

July 23, 2013 - 3:35pm

The FAA has approved a process to remove an altitude restriction on 800-series Hawkers equipped with winglets developed by Aviation Partners (API). The agency issued an airworthiness directive in June, requiring operators to comply with API service bulletin SBH-13-001, which limited maximum altitude to 34,000 feet until a fix could be developed. AD 2013-11-16 was “prompted by reports of several instances of severe vibration and wing/aileron oscillations,” according to the FAA.

 
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