AD on Main Rotor Gearbox for Agusta A109 & A119 Helicopters

December 1st, 2014

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) 2014-23-02 for certain Agusta Model A109E, A109K2, A119, and AW119 MKII helicopters. This AD requires repetitively performing a magnetic particle inspection of the Gleason crown for a crack. This AD was prompted by a report of a crack that was found on a Gleason crown, which if not detected, could cause damage to or loss of the main rotor drive and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. DATES: This AD is effective December 26, 2014. pdf icon 2014-23-02.pdf


Special Airworthiness Bulletin on Cessna 172 Aircraft

December 1st, 2014

Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) is written to inform the public about an approved alternative method of compliance (AMOC) to an airworthiness directive (AD) and how to obtain a copy of the Cessna global AMOC (aka; AMOC of general applicability) to AD 2001-06-07 against 1996 and after Cessna Models 172R and 172S airplanes pdf icon CE-12-02R1.pdf
pdf icon Cessna-Global-AMOC-2001-06-17.pdf


FAA is Superseding Previous AD on Engine Exhaust for Piper Navajo Aircraft

December 1st, 2014

The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 76-06-09 for certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. Model PA-31P airplanes. AD 76-06-09 required repetitive inspection of certain exhaust system parts with replacement of parts mating with the turbocharger, as necessary, and allowed installation of a certain tailpipe v-band coupling as terminating action. This new AD 2014-23-03 requires the use of new service information and expands the scope of the inspections of the turbocharger exhaust system. This AD was prompted by reports of exhaust system failures, new service information, and the tailpipe v-band coupling used for terminating action is obsolete. They are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective December 18, 2014. pdf icon 2014-23-03.pdf


Revised AD on Pilatus PC-12 Aircraft

November 30th, 2014

The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-26-16 for all PILATUS AIRCRAFT LTD. Models PC-12, PC-12/45, PC-12/47, and PC-12/47E airplanes. This new AD 2014-22-01 results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as a need to incorporate new revisions into the Limitations section, Chapter 4, of the FAA-approved maintenance program (e.g., maintenance manual). They are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective December 18, 2014. pdf icon 2014-22-01.pdf


AD on Fuel pump for Thielert Aircraft Engines

August 29th, 2014

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive 2014-17-03 (AD) for certain Technify Motors GmbH (type certificate previously held by Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH) TAE 125-02-99 and TAE 125-02-114 reciprocating engines. This AD requires removal of each high-pressure (HP) fuel pump before 300 flight hours (FHs) in service or within 55 FHs after the effective date of the AD, whichever occurs later. This AD was prompted by in-flight shutdowns on airplanes with TAE 125-02 engines. They are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the HP fuel pump, which could result in damage to the engine and damage to the airplane. DATES: This AD becomes effective October 2, 2014. pdf icon 2014-17-03.pdf