AD on Main Rotor System for Agusta A109 and AW119 helicopters

The FAA is are adopting a new airworthiness directive 2014-04-14 (AD) for AgustaWestland Model A109S, AW109SP, A119, and AW119 MKII helicopters to require removing certain rod end assemblies from service. This AD was prompted by reports of fractures on the rod end assemblies that could damage the main rotor assembly and lead to loss of control of the helicopter. DATES: This AD is effective April 7, 2014. pdf icon 2014-04-14.pdf

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