Recent Airworthiness Directives

The following are FAA Airworthiness Directives approved or modified in the last 60 days.

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AD Number Effective Date Manufacturer Description Recurring
2017-16-11 08/15/2017 Textron Lycoming To prevent connecting rod failure which could result in uncontained engine failure, total engine power loss,contd. N
2017-16-11 08/15/2017 Lycoming Engines To prevent connecting rod failure which could result in uncontained engine failure, total engine power loss,contd. N
2017-16-11 08/15/2017 Lycoming To prevent connecting rod failure which could result in uncontained engine failure, total engine power loss,contd. N
2017-16-06 09/22/2017 Airbus SAS To prevent failure of an aft hinge bolt assembly in an NLG aft door while the airplane is in flight, which,contd. N
2017-16-05 09/22/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and correct missing Krueger flap bullnose hardware N
2017-16-04 09/22/2017 Romtex Anjou Aeronautique To prevent restraint system strap failing to release from the buckle, preventing occupants from exiting,contd. N
2017-16-03 08/09/2017 Piper Aircraft, Inc. To prevent failure of the aft wing spar, which could lead to wing separation with consequent loss of control N
2017-16-02 09/05/2017 Agusta To prevent a cabin liner detaching from the helicopter and hitting the main rotor (M/R) blades during the flight N
2017-15-17 09/05/2017 Airbus SAS To detect and correct cracking in the forward fitting lower radius of FR 40 N
2017-15-16 09/05/2017 Embraer To prevent incorrect configuration of the gust lock lever, which could reduce the airplane's performance,contd. N
2017-15-15 09/06/2017 SOCATA To prevent the flight control wheel from becoming jammed and leading to reduced or loss of control Y
2017-15-14 09/05/2017 Viking-Air Ltd. To prevent an oxygen bottle from being released, which could result in a loose mass object in the cockpit,contd. N
2017-15-13 08/31/2017 Bell Helicopter Textron To prevent failure of a landing gear part, failure of a landing gear skid, and subsequent loss of,contd. N
2017-15-12 09/05/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and correct cracks in the lower skin, which, if not detected, could link up, resulting in reduced,contd. Y
2017-15-11 09/05/2017 Bombardier Inc. To prevent MLG undamped extensions, which could result in MLG structural failure, resulting in an unsafe,contd. N
2017-15-10 09/05/2017 The Boeing Company To prevent fracture of the clevis of the forward support fitting of the RAT, which could result in the RAT,contd. N
2017-15-09 08/01/2017 Diamond Aircraft To prevent an uncommanded engine in-flight shutdown or overheat damage, which could result in a forced,contd. Y
2017-15-08 09/05/2017 Bombardier Inc. To prevent a bleed air leak from exceeding the maximum permitted leakage rate, which if not sensed by the,contd. N
2017-15-07 08/08/2017 Safran Helicopter Engines To prevent an engine compartment fire, in-flight shutdown, and damage to the helicopter Y
2017-15-06 08/31/2017 British Aerospace To detect and correct cracks in the main landing gear (MLG), which could lead to structural failure of,contd. Y
2017-15-05 08/28/2017 Piper Aircraft, Inc. To prevent failure of the combustion heater exhaust extension, which could lead to carbon monoxide entering,contd Y
2017-15-04 08/25/2017 The Boeing Company To prevent chafing and consequent wire damage that could result in a potential source of ignition in,contd. N
2017-15-03 08/25/2017 Airbus SAS To prevent cracking in the bottom wing skin stringers, which could result in reduced structural integrity of,contd. N
2017-15-03 08/25/2017 Airbus To prevent cracking in the bottom wing skin stringers, which could result in reduced structural integrity of,contd. N
2017-15-02 08/04/2017 Bell Helicopter To prevent cracked or leaking check valve, which could result in loss of lubrication or fuel to the engine,contd. N
2017-15-01 08/25/2017 The Boeing Company To prevent uncommanded changes to the MCP selected altitude; such uncommanded changes could result in incorrect,contd. N
2017-14-16 08/01/2017 Bombardier Inc. To prevent failure of the fitting fasteners & consequent cracking within the fitting or frame, which could,contd. N
2017-14-15 08/31/2017 Bombardier Inc. To detect and correct out-of- tolerance tension in the control cables, which, with certain system failures,contd. N
2017-14-14 08/23/2017 Airbus To detect and correct cracking in the cabin floor beam junction at certain fuselage frame locations, which,contd. Y
2017-14-13 08/23/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and correct a protruding screw in the cover assembly of the heel rest of a rudder pedal N
2017-14-12 09/22/2017 Airbus To prevent an undetected loss of redundancy during flight if an affected SEC cannot control the related elevator,contd. N
2017-14-11 08/21/2017 Airbus To detect and correct reverse flow during APU startup, which could lead to flame propagation in the APU,contd. Y
2017-14-10 08/21/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and correct fuel leaking from a cracked fuel line shroud, which could result in fuel,contd. Y
2017-14-09 08/23/2017 Fokker Aircraft B.V. To prevent fatigue cracking in the wing structure, which could result in reduced structural integrity of,contd. N
2017-14-08 08/18/2017 CFM International To maintain the actuators ability to fully reach commanded position, & prevent LOTC & reduced control,contd. Y
2017-14-07 08/21/2017 International Aero Engine To prevent failure of high- energy, rotating hardware, uncontained part release, damage to the engine,contd. N
2017-14-06 08/25/2017 Sikorsky Aircraft To prevent failure of a driveshaft; to prevent loss of power to the rotor system and subsequent loss of,contd. Y
2017-14-05 07/26/2017 Airbus Helicopters To prevent failure of a cover bolt and loss of fluid from the hydraulic pump, resulting in loss of the hydraulic,contd N
2017-14-04 08/15/2017 Piper Aircraft, Inc. To prevent rupture or failure of the oil cooler hose assemblies, which could result in engine stoppage with,contd. Y
2017-14-03 08/11/2017 Sikorsky Aircraft To prevent failure of the landing gear and subsequent damage to and loss of control of the helicopter N
2017-14-02 08/10/2017 Bombardier Inc. To prevent an obstruction that could prevent rudder pedal movement during critical phases of flight or,contd. N
2017-14-01 08/10/2017 Airbus To detect and correct damage or corrosion under the bogie stop pad of both main landing gear (MLG) bogie beams,contd. Y
2017-13-14 08/09/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and correct an unconnected galley tripod mount assembly to the tie rods in the overhead support,contd. N
2017-13-13 08/09/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and correct cracking at station 344 between stinger S22L and S24L,which could grow in size untile frames sever Y
2017-13-12 08/09/2017 Airbus To prevent possible collapse of the MLG during takeoff and landing N
2017-13-11 08/03/2017 Gulfstream Aerospace To prevent the throttle lever movement from advancing more than 6 degrees of forward travel, which could,contd. N
2017-13-10 08/03/2017 Airbus To prevent in-flight loss of an engine FCD and possible consequent damage to the airplane N
2017-13-09 08/03/2017 Bombardier Inc. To detect and correct cracks of the translating sleeve at the thrust reverser actuator attachment points,contd. Y
2017-13-08 08/03/2017 Airbus To prevent detachment of the vertical tail plane and consequent loss of control of the airplane N
2017-13-07 08/09/2017 Airbus To prevent rupture of the door actuator fittings, which could result in detachment of an MLG door and subsequent,contd. Y
2017-13-06 07/31/2017 DG Flugzeugbau GmbH To prevent failure of the fuel hose, which could cause reduced fuel supply and result in partial or toal loss,contd. Y
2017-13-05 08/28/2017 Airbus To detect and correct wear on the Trimmable horizontal stabilizer actuator (THSA), possibly resulting in,contd. Y
2017-13-04 07/27/2017 Airbus Helicopters DE To prevent failure of the bearing, possibly resulting in the loss of the balls and damage of the helicopter,contd N
2017-13-03 07/27/2017 Bell Helicopter Textron To prevent failure of a rod end and subsequent loss of control of a helicopter N
2017-13-02 07/27/2017 Dassault Aviation To detect and correct defects in the bore holes at FR36 and FR39 that could adversely affect the structural,contd. N
2017-13-01 07/27/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and correct any crack in the inboard chord of the BS 578 (737-400 series airplanes) and BS 616,contd. Y
2017-10-19 07/20/2017 Rolls-Royce plc To prevent failure of the IPC rotor seal, loss of engine thrust control, and reduced control of the airplane Y
2017-10-12 08/15/2017 Airbus Helicopters To prevent failure of a tail rotor drive shaft, loss of the tail rotor drive, & subsequent loss of control of the,contd. Y
2017-10-10 08/25/2017 Sikorsky Aircraft To prevent a false fire warning, which could result in an unnecessary emergency landing or ditching N

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