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AD on Stabilizer Control System for Piper Warrior, Cherokee and Seminole just to name a few

Monday, February 4th, 2013

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) 2013-02-13 for certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. (type certificate previously held by The New Piper Aircraft Inc.) PA-28, PA-32, PA-34, and PA-44 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of control cable assembly failures that may lead to failure of the horizontal stabilator control system and could result in loss of pitch control. This AD requires inspections of the stabilator control system and replacement of parts as necessary. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: This AD is effective March 11, 2013.

A few of the aircraft affected Piper Warrior, Piper Cherokee, Piper Seminole, Piper Cherokee Six, Piper Lance, Piper Saratoga, PA-28-140, PA-28-150, PA-28-151, PA-28-160, PA-28-161, PA-28-180, PA-28-181, PA-28-201T, PA-28-235, PA-28-236, PA-28R-180, PA-28R-200, PA-28R-201, PA-28R-201T, PA-28RT-201, PA-28RT-201T, PA-28S-160, PA-28S-180, PA-32-260, PA-32-300, PA-32-301, PA-32-301FT, PA-32-301T, PA-32-301XTC, PA-32R-300, PA-32R-301, PA-32R-301, PA-32R-301T, PA-32RT-300, PA-32RT-300T, PA-32S-300, PA-34-200, PA-34-200T, PA-34-220T, PA-44-180, PA-44-180T

Costs of Compliance The FAA estimates that this AD affects 34,013 airplanes of U.S. registry and the following costs to comply with this AD:

  • Action Labor cost Parts cost Cost per product Cost on U.S. operators
  • Inspection of the horizontal: stabilator control system. 5 work-hours × $85/per hour = $425 Cost per product = $425

The FAA estimates the following costs to do any necessary replacements that would be required based on the results of the inspection, but has no way of determining the number of aircraft that might need these replacements.

  • Action Labor cost Parts cost Cost per product Replacement of all stabilator control cable system—per set of cables.
    • 10 work-hours × $85/per hour = $850
    • Parts Cost $608

    Piper Seminole, Piper Cherokee Six, Piper Lance, Piper Saratoga, PA-28-140, PA-28-150, PA-28-151, PA-28-160, PA-28-161, PA-28-180, PA-28-181, PA-28-201T, PA-28-235, PA-28-236, PA-28R-180, PA-28R-200, PA-28R-201, PA-28R-201T, PA-28RT-201, PA-28RT-201T, PA-28S-160, PA-28S-180, PA-32-260, PA-32-300, PA-32-301, PA-32-301FT, PA-32-301T, PA-32-301XTC, PA-32R-300, PA-32R-301, PA-32R-301, PA-32R-301T, PA-32RT-300, PA-32RT-300T, PA-32S-300, PA-34-200, PA-34-200T, PA-34-220T, PA-44-180, PA-44-180T

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    FAA Bulletion on Flight Control Cable Inspections for Popular Piper Aircraft Models

    Thursday, July 14th, 2011

    This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) alerts you, owners or operators of Piper Aircraft Inc. (Piper) airplane models (see list of models below), about a potential airworthiness concern regarding failure of the aileron control cables and consequent loss of aileron control authority. This failure is due to a manufacturing flaw in the pulley, which causes the aileron control cables to be severed at the pulley location.

    All serial numbers of Piper PA-28-140, PA-28-150, PA-28-160, PA-28-180 PA-28S-160, PA-28S-180, PA-28-235, PA-28-236, PA-28-151, PA-28-161, PA-28-181, PA-28-201T, PA-28R-180, PA-28R-200, PA-28R-201, PA-28R-201T, PA-28RT-201, PA-28RT-201T, PA-32-260, PA-32-300, PA-32R-300, PA-32RT-300, PA-32RT-300T, PA-32R-301(SP), PA-32R-301(HP), PA-32R-301T, PA-32-301, PA-32-301T, PA-32-301FT, PA-32-301XTC, PA-34-200, PA-34-200T, PA-34-220T, PA-44-180, and PA-44-180T model airplanes.

    Also attached is the piper service letter.

    Piper Saratoga, Piper Lance

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    Control wheel shafts AD for Piper Aircraft

    Saturday, July 31st, 2010

    Link to AD to AD 2010-15-10 affecting the following Piper Aircraft

    PA-28-140
    PA-28-150
    PA-28-151
    PA-28-160
    PA-28-161
    PA-28-180
    PA-28-181
    PA-28-201T
    PA-28-235
    PA-28-236
    PA-28R-180
    PA-28R-200
    PA-28R-201
    PA-28R-201T
    PA-28RT-201
    PA-28RT-201T
    PA-28S-160
    PA-28S-180
    PA-32-260
    PA-32-300
    PA-32-301
    PA-32-301FT
    PA-32-301T
    PA-32-301XTC
    PA-32R-300
    PA-32R-301
    PA-32R-301SP
    PA-32R-301T
    PA-32RT-300
    PA-32RT-300T
    PA-32S-300
    PA-34-200
    PA-34-200T
    PA-34-220T
    PA-44-180
    PA-44-180T

    AD Logs at What-to-fly.com start in 2009

    Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

    In an effort to keep the pilot community up to date about the latest in aircraft information we will do our best to efforts to update you here as to newly issued AD’s (Airworthiness Directives) for the following:

    General Aviation Aircraft, Helicopters, Experimental Aircraft, Light Sport Aircraft and other Certified Aircraft including engines and propellers.

    We are working to accurately get this feed from the FAA and hope to have it be beneficial to the pilot and aircraft owner/management community.  Please give us your feedback as we roll this out during January of 2009 and forward.

    Houston plane crashes with No injuries except for the Crab bites!

    Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

    I had to link to this article and video feed, because it is great.  Three buddies on the way back from a fishing trip to Houston, TX their Piper Cherokee goes down and no one is hurt!  Now that is a great story, but the unlucky guy in the back seat with the cooler gets bit all over by the crabs that escape the cooler…priceless  or wait is that just what he told his grilfriend!?