Posts Tagged ‘Eurocopter’

AD on Starter Generator for Eurocopter AS350 and EC130 Helicopters

Monday, February 4th, 2013

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) 2013-01-05 for Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model AS350B3 and EC130B4 helicopters. This AD requires revising the Limitations section of the Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM) to reduce the starter generator operating current to 180 amperes (amps) and installing a placard in the instrument panel indicating the revised limitation. This AD was prompted by the determination that the manufacturer-installed Aircraft Parts Corporation (APC) starter generator has exceeded the shaft horse power extractions allowed for Turbomeca engines. The actions of this AD are intended to prevent the engine surge margin being reduced, which can result in engine failure.

DATES: This AD is effective March 11, 2013.

EC130B4, AD 2013-01-05

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AD for emergency flotation gear on Eurocopter AD350 Helicopters

Monday, January 14th, 2013

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) 2012-26-07 for Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model AS350BA helicopters with certain AERAZUR emergency flotation gear container assemblies installed. This AD requires replacing each affected emergency flotation gear container assembly (container assembly) at specified time limits based on the date of manufacture. This AD was prompted because container assemblies with an intended operating limitation of 10 years may not have been replaced because the limit is no longer recorded in the Maintenance Program. The actions of this AD are intended to prevent failure of the emergency container assembly because of age and subsequent damage to the helicopter and injury to the occupants after an emergency water landing.

DATES: This AD is effective February 11, 2013.

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AD on Adhesive bead for Eurocopter France

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Airworthiness Directive 2011-12-07 on Eurocopter France Model SA-365C, SA-365C1, SA-365C2, SA-365N, SA-365N1, AS-365N2, AS 365 N3, and SA-366G1 Helicopters

This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) helicopters. This action requires visually inspecting the adhesive bead between the bushing and the Starflex star (Starflex) arm for a crack, a gap, or loss of the adhesive bead, inspecting the Starflex arm ends for delamination, and replacing the Starflex if any of these conditions are found. This amendment is prompted by three cases of deterioration of a Starflex arm. In two of these cases, the deterioration caused high amplitude vibrations in flight, compelling the pilot to make a precautionary landing. The actions specified in this AD are intended to prevent failure of the Starflex, high-amplitude vibrations in flight, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. DATES: Effective July 5, 2011.

AS-365N3, Eurocopter SA-365C, Eurocopter SA-365C1, Eurocopter SA-365C2, Eurocopter SA-365N, Eurocopter SA-365N1, Eurocopter SA-366G1

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Special FAA Bulletin on Upgrade for Eurocopter Model AS 355 Helicopter Main Gearbox Cowling Lock Improvement

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

SW-11-33 This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin is issued to inform owners and operators of Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model AS355E, F, F1, and F2 helicopters of the availability of a product improvement on the engine and main gearbox cowling (cowling) locking mechanism.

AS355f, Eurocopter AS355F1, Eurocopter AS355F2

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AD on Rotors Flight Control for Eurocopter SA330

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Airworthiness Directive 2011-03-02 on Rotors Flight Control for Eurocopter Model SA330F, SA330G, and SA330J Helicopters

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