Posts Tagged ‘Cessna 206’

Airworthiness Bulletin on Cessna T206H Aircraft

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) CE-13-07 informs owners, operators, and maintenance personnel of Cessna Aircraft Company Model T206H airplanes about the potential for in-flight fire as a result of failure of the V-band coupling (V-band clamp) securing the tailpipe to the turbocharger or the wastegate elbow to the wastegate valve. At this time, this airworthiness concern is not an unsafe condition that would warrant airworthiness directive action under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 39.

This SAIB is the result of an in-flight fire on a Cessna T206H with only 1,000 hours time-in-service (TIS) since new. Investigation revealed the V-band coupling that secures the tailpipe to the turbocharger housing had failed in-flight resulting in hot exhaust gas impingement on the firewall and consequent burning around the base of the firewall into airplane structures. The amphibious airplane had spent approximately 700 hours TIS of its life in or near salt water. Per the recommendations contained in the Cessna T206H maintenance manual (MM); up to the time of the fire, the incident airplane should have undergone (20) 50-hour specific inspections of the V-band coupling and had (10) annual inspections, which also identify the specific inspection of the V-band coupling. This indicates the need for greater diligence in inspection and replacement of the exhaust system V-band couplings and adherence to the recommended inspection intervals and procedures contained in the maintenance manual.

Read more on the link to the FAA bulletin.

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Bulletin on Fuel Storage on Cessna Models 206 and 207 Models

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) CE-11-08 alerts you, owners, or operators of Cessna Aircraft Company Models 206 and 207 Aircraft that have installed auxiliary fuel tank bladders in accordance with Sierra Industries, Ltd. Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) SA3634SW or SA3853SW, of a potential airworthiness concern where operators may not be aware of the actual fuel quantity in the aircraft. This may be caused by not allowing enough time to let the fuel to settle through the bladders following the refueling process.

Also attached is temporary change to flight manual from the FAA

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Cessna 206 series airplanes Maximum landing gross weight limitation AD

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Cessna U206F, U206G, TU206F, TU206G series airplanes equipped with Flint
Aero STC SA4366WE

Maximum landing gross weight limitation AD from the FAA

CE-09-39 – Cessna Aircraft Company – TU206F
CE-09-39 – Cessna Aircraft Company – TU206G
CE-09-39 – Cessna Aircraft Company – U206F
CE-09-39 – Cessna Aircraft Company – U206G

AD CE-09-39.pdf

Hartzell Propeller AD affects some popular aircraft

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

This affects turbine aircraft and a wide variety. Here is a list of someone
the more commonly owned aircraft manufacturers read the AD starting on page
5 for the whole list.

AERO COMMANDER 680T, 680V, 681, 690, 695
Beechcraft Bonanza A36, A36TC
CESSNA Skywagon or Staionair 206, 402, 208

Airworthiness or AD Number 2009-10-14
2009-10-14 – Hartzell Propeller, Inc. – HC-A3MV
2009-10-14 – Hartzell Propeller, Inc. – HC-A3V
2009-10-14 – Hartzell Propeller, Inc. – HC-B3T
2009-10-14 – Hartzell Propeller, Inc. – HC-B4MP-3
2009-10-14 – Hartzell Propeller, Inc. – HC-B4TN-5
2009-10-14 – Hartzell Propeller, Inc. – HC-B5MA-2
2009-10-14 – Hartzell Propeller, Inc. – HC-B5MA-3
2009-10-14 – Hartzell Propeller, Inc. – HC-B5MA-5
2009-10-14 – Hartzell Propeller, Inc. – HC-B5MP-3
2009-10-14 – Hartzell Propeller, Inc. – HC-B5MP-5


Cessna T206H Airworthiness Directive CE-09-11

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Cessna T206H Airworthiness Directive CE-09-11

link to full AD