Stabilizer

June 25, 2010 - 9:45am

Boeing insists that a newly identified assembly flaw with the Boeing 787's horizontal stabilizers will not delay service entry of the new airliner, which is scheduled for the end of this year. On June 24, engineers discovered a production quality issue with the brackets that attach the stabilizer to the fuselage.

May 26, 2010 - 8:37am

The November 2006 fatal crash of the Grob G180A SPn prototype was caused by failure of the twinjet’s horizontal stabilizer, which “suffered an in-flight breakup due to aerodynamic flutter,” according to the final report issued by the German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation (BFU). While the cause of the flutter was

May 20, 2010 - 11:39am

The November 2006 fatal crash of the Grob G180A SPn prototype was caused by failure of the twinjet’s horizontal stabilizer, according to the final report recently issued by the German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation (BFU).

March 30, 2009 - 10:34am
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It took eight months of waiting since its industrial launch, but the C Series finally drew its first firm orders this month, putting to rest gathering speculation by industry observers that the airplane might never materialize.

December 1, 2008 - 6:50am

MD Helicopter MD 900, Weatherford, Texas, Oct. 8, 2008–The MD 900 experienced a violent yaw to the left while cruising near Weatherford with the autopilot on. The pilot regained control and continued to his destination, Grand Prairie Municipal Airport, without further incident. Investigators found that the vertical stabilizer control rod had separated from the actuator. No one was injured.

November 4, 2008 - 5:51am

Hawker Beechcraft Beech 1900D, St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 7, 2008–The empennage of the Great Lakes Aviation 1900 struck a building overhang while parking at its gate at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, aided by a marshaler and a wing walker. The vertical stabilizer was twisted and the rudder and the right side of the elevator were wrinkled. No one was injured.

August 5, 2008 - 10:54am

A proposed AD that would require replacing the horizontal stabilizer trim actuator (HSTA) every 18 months on Citation 650s is based on a discovery in lab tests that the no-back friction brake within the HSTA “can degrade and allow the actuator to move without a command if an electrical failure is also present,” according to Cessna. At press time, the manufacturer said it had not received any reports of this condition in the field.

August 5, 2008 - 10:42am

It has not been a good summer for the Cessna Citation 650 or 525. Last month, owners of the Cessna 650 Citation VII learned of a proposed AD (Docket No. 2002-NM-332-AD) that would require repetitive replacement of the horizontal stabilizer primary trim-actuator assembly with a repaired assembly.

July 30, 2008 - 7:08am

Hawker Beechcraft Beech 99, Bowling Green, Mo., June 22, 2008–A parachutist jumping from the Skydive Factory Beech 99 hit the airplane’s horizontal stabilizer and was killed. The skydiver who jumped just before the accident realized the airplane was going too fast and maneuvered away from the aircraft’s tail section.

July 15, 2008 - 9:27am

As an outgrowth of its continuing investigation into the November 12 crash of American Airlines Flight 587 in New York City, the NTSB has recommended that the FAA order manufacturers and operators of transport-category airplanes to revamp pilot-training programs with regard to rudder use.

 
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