Posts Tagged ‘cessna’

AD on Honeywell Navigation affecting Bell Helicopter and Agusta, Cessna, Dassault, Embraer, Gulfstream and Lear in the GA arena, Airbus and Boeing in the Large Aircraft or Commercial Sector

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) 2012-26-15 for certain Honeywell International Inc. air data pressure transducers as installed on various aircraft. This AD requires various tests or checks of equipment having certain air data pressure transducers, and removal of equipment if necessary. As an option to the tests or checks, this AD allows removal of affected equipment having certain air data pressure transducers. This AD was prompted by a report of a pressure measurement error in the pressure transducer used in various air data systems, which translates into air data parameter errors. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct inaccuracies of the pressure sensors, which could result in altitude, computed airspeed, true airspeed, and Mach computation errors. These errors could reduce the ability of the flightcrew to maintain the safe flight of the aircraft and could result in consequent loss of control of the aircraft.

DATES: This AD is effective January 24, 2013.

An unsafe condition exists that requires the immediate adoption of this AD 2012-26-15. The FAA has found that the risk to the flying public justifies waiving notice and comment prior to adoption of this rule because inaccuracies of the pressure sensors could result in altitude, computed airspeed, true airspeed, and Mach computation errors. These errors could reduce the ability of the flightcrew to maintain the safe flight of the aircraft and could result in consequent loss of control of the aircraft. Therefore, we find that notice and opportunity for prior public comment are impracticable and that good cause exists for making this amendment effective in less than 30 days.

The FAA estimates that this AD affects 90 appliances installed on, but not limited to, various aircraft of U.S. registry.

The manufacturer is currently developing a modification that will address the unsafe condition identified in this AD. Once this modification is developed, approved, and available, the FAA said they might consider additional rulemaking.

Dassault, Embraer, Gulfstream, Lear, Airbus, Boeing, Large Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft

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FAA Bulletin on Cessna 414 and 421 with STEC 55 and 60 Auto Pilots

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) CE-11-29R1 informs registered owners/operators of Cessna 414A and 421C aircraft with S-TEC Corporation (S-TEC) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA08996AC-D (system 55/55X) with optional Trim installed, Cessna 414A and 421C aircraft with S-TEC STC SA7787SW-D (system 65) with optional Trim installed, and Cessna 414A and 421C aircraft with S-TEC STC SA7790SW-D (system 60) with optional Trim installed, of an airworthiness concern. Specifically, this SAIB provides guidance on procedures for inspection of the rudder trim tab blocks which were relocated during the installation of the STC. This SAIB also provides guidance on inspecting phenolic blocks for wear along the flight control system.

414, STEC Autopilot, S-TECH Autopilot

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Engine AD on Cessna 172’s

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

AD 2011-06-02 on Engines for Cessna 172 Airplanes Modified by Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA01303WI.

Below are some models:

Cessna 172F, Cessna, Cessna 172G, Cessna 172H, Cessna 172I, Cessna 172K, Cessna 172L, Cessna 172M, Cessna 172N, Cessna 172P, Cessna 172R, Cessna 172S, Cessna F172F, Cessna F172G, Cessna F172H, Cessna F172K, Cessna F172L, Cessna F172M, Cessna F172N, Cessna F172P

Cessna 172H, Cessna 172I, Cessna 172K, Cessna 172L, Cessna 172M, Cessna 172N, Cessna 172P, Cessna 172R, Cessna 172S, Cessna F172F, Cessna F172G, Cessna F172H, Cessna F172K, Cessna F172L, Cessna F172M, Cessna F172N, Cessna F172P

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AD on popular Cessna 172, 177, 180, 182, 185, 206, 207, 208, 210, 337 Models

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

AD 2008-26-10 on Alternate static air source selector valve for Cessna 172,
175, 177, 180, 182, 185, 206, 207, 208, 210, 303, 336, and 337 Series
Airplanes. Please read attachment for full details.

List of Models affected:
172, 172A, 172B, 172C, 172D, 172E, 172F, 172G, 172H, 172I 172K, 172L, 172M,
172N, 172P, 172Q, 172R, 172RG, 172S, 175, 175A, 175B 175C, 177, 177A, 177B,
177RG, 180, 180A, 180B, 180C, 180D, 180E, 180F 180G, 180H, 180J, 180K, 182,
182A, 182B, 182C, 182D, 182E, 182F, 182G 182H, 182J, 182K, 182L, 182M, 182N,
182P, 182Q, 182R, 182S, 182T, 185 185A, 185B, 185C, 185D, 185E, 206, 206H,
207, 207A, 208, 208B, 210 210- 205), 210-5A (205…, 210A, 210B, 210C, 210D,
210E, 210F, 210G, 210H 210J, 210K, 210L, 210M, 210N, 210R, 336, 337, 337A,
A185E, F172D, F172E F172F, F172G, F172H, F172K, F172L, F172M, F172N, F172P,
F177RG, F182P F182Q, FR172E, FR172F, FR172G, FR172H, FR172J, FR172K, FR182,
FT337F M337B, P172D, P206, P206A, P206B, P206C, P206D, P206E, R172E, R172F
R172G, R172H, R172J, R172K, R182, T182, T182T, T210F, T210G, T210H T210J,
T210K, T210L, T210M, T210N, T210R, T337B, T337C, T337D, T337E T337F, T337H,
T337H-SP, TP206A, TP206B, TP206C, TP206D, TP206E, TR182 TU206A, TU206B,
TU206C, TU206D, TU206E, TU206F, TU206G, U206, U206A U206B, U206C, U206D,
U206E, U206F, U206G

182,Cessna 185,Cessna 206,Cessna 207,Cessna 208,Cessna 210,Cessna 337

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Cessna delivered it’s 300th Citation X

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Cessna delivered its 300th Citation X this week, some 13 years after the first delivery of one in 1996 to Golf Legend Arnold Palmer.  Citation X have been owned or operated by some of the worlds best know rich and famous, like the late Sydney Pollack as well.

This one was apparently delivered to an unnamed buyer in Europe.  Cessna Press Release.