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
2017-04-51 E 02/09/2017 Safran Helicopter Engines To prevent an engine compartment fire, in-flight shutdown, and damage to the helicopter Y
2017-04-14 03/09/2017 Textron Aviation Inc. To detect & correct inadequate separation and consequent chafing, which could result in electrical arcing and a,contd. N
2017-04-12 03/29/2017 Embraer To detect and correct water accumulating and freezing in the pitot number 1 and pitot number 2 total pressure,contd. N
2017-04-11 03/29/2017 The Boeing Company To prevent stress corrosion cracking of the external surfaces of the MLG, which could result in a,contd. N
2017-04-09 03/29/2017 Airbus To detect and correct degraded structural integrity of the engine nose cowl, which in the case of forward,contd. Y
2017-04-07 03/28/2017 The Boeing Company To prevent an uncommanded extenstion of multiple spoiler panels on one wing, in the event of a hydraulic,contd. N
2017-04-05 03/28/2017 Airbus To detect and correct fatigue cracking, damage, & corrosion in certain structure; such fatigue cracking, damage,contd N
2017-04-04 03/29/2017 BAE Systems (Operations) To detect and correct bulging, surface anomalies, & cracking that could propagate towards the forward discharge,contd. Y
2017-04-02 03/28/2017 Bombardier Inc. To prevent incorrect installation of the brake hydraulic lines, which could cause the brakes and,contd. N
2017-04-01 03/28/2017 Gulfstream Aerospace To prevent undetected actuation of the main ram LVDT N
2017-03-04 03/28/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and correct cracking on the aft lower lobe fuselage skins, which could result in rapid decompression of,contd. N
2017-03-02 03/22/2017 Rolls-Royce Limited To prevent LP compressor blade airfoil separations, damge to the engine, and damage to the airplane Y
2017-02-51 E 01/13/2017 Sikorsky Aircraft To detect a binding TRPCS bearing, prevent loss of TR control, and possible loss of control of the helicopter Y
2017-02-12 03/28/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and correct cracking of the front spar chord lugs of the horizontal stabilizer Y
2017-02-11 03/17/2017 Schleicher, Alexander To correct any excess slack in the rudder hand control system, which could result in a short-term blockage of,contd Y
2017-02-10 03/17/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and correct fatigue cracking in the fuselage skin around the eight fasteners securing the STA 540,contd. Y
2017-02-09 03/17/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and correct cracks and corrosion on the crown skin inner surface Y
2017-02-08 03/17/2017 Airbus To detect & correct corrosion and cracking on the lower wing root joint, which could reduce the structural,contd. Y
2017-02-07 03/17/2017 Airbus Helicopters DE To prevent failure of a hydraulic module plate assembly attachment point Y
2017-02-06 02/22/2017 Piper Aircraft, Inc. To detect and correct rubbing/ chafing of wiring with other wires, adjacent structure, and/or flammable fuel,contd. Y
2017-02-05 03/14/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and correct cracking of the fuselage skin assembly and the bear strap at the corners of the aft entry,contd Y
2017-02-04 03/14/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and correct cracking of the strut side skin and spring beam support fitting; such cracking could,contd. Y
2017-02-03 03/16/2017 The Boeing Company To prevent an uncontrolled water leak from a defective potable water system coupling, which could cause the,contd. N
2017-02-02 03/23/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and correct fatigue cracking of the fuselage skin panels, which could cause rapid decompression of,contd. Y
2017-01-12 02/22/2017 Diamond Aircraft To prevent failure of the propeller regulating valve, which could result in forced landing with consequent,contd. N
2017-01-11 02/22/2017 Airbus To detect & correct cracks in the axle and (partial) detachment of the axle and wheel from the sliding,contd. N
2017-01-10 02/22/2017 EADS CASA To detect and correct damaged and cracked rudder torque tube shafts, which could lead to structural failure of,contd. Y
2017-01-09 C 02/21/2017 The Boeing Company To prevent malfunctions of the flight deck display units, which could affect the ability of the flight crew to,contd. N
2017-01-08 02/10/2017 Airbus To detect and correct air leakage from the HR PRV, which could lead to the loss of one or more hydraulic,contd. Y
2017-01-07 02/10/2017 Dassault Aviation To detect & correct defective crew/passenger doors N
2017-01-06 02/21/2017 Airbus To detect and correct the absence of cadmium plating on the rod end threads of the tie rod assemblies N
2017-01-05 02/15/2017 EADS CASA To detect and correct cracks in the rear fuselage lateral beam and its external area; such cracking could,contd. Y
2017-01-04 02/22/2017 Fokker Aircraft B.V. To detect and correct cracks in the fuselage skin; such cracking could result in reduced structural,contd. N
2017-01-03 03/14/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and correct fatigue cracking of certain PSEs, which could adversely affect the structural,contd. Y
2017-01-02 02/21/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and replace rotary actuators having incorrect assembly, which could cause accelerated unit wear,contd. N
2017-01-01 01/26/2017 Rolls-Royce Limited To prevent failure of the tail bearing housing (TBH), resulting in damage to the engine and to the airplane Y
2016-26-09 02/09/2017 B-N Group Ltd. To correct cracks in the inner shell of certain pitot/static pressure heads, which could cause incorrect,contd. Y
2016-26-08 C 02/09/2017 Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. To incorporate new revisions into the Limitations section, Chapter 4, of the FAA-approved maintenance program,contd. N
2016-26-07 02/15/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and correct fatigue cracking in the nose wheel well structure; such cracking could adversely affect,contd. Y
2016-26-06 02/15/2017 The Boeing Company To prevent an unacceptable reduction of the fatigue life in the upper side-of-body rib chord N
2016-26-05 02/09/2017 Airbus To prevent safety-significant latent failures that would, in combination with one or more other specific failures,contd. N
2016-26-04 02/08/2017 Robinson Helicopter To prevent fatigue crack on an MRB which could result in failure of an MRB and loss of helicopter control N
2016-26-03 02/08/2017 EADS CASA To prevent damage to certain fuel booster pumps, which could create an ignition source in the fuel tank,contd. N
2016-26-02 02/07/2017 Bombardier Inc. To detect and correct overhanging pieces of protective polyurethane tapes, which are not bonded to,contd. N
2016-26-01 01/31/2017 Agusta To prevent an inoperative hydraulic shut-off valve, which could result in loss of hydraulic power and,contd. N
2016-25-31 02/07/2017 Airbus To prevent electrical shock injury to persons contacting the cockpit door N
2016-25-30 02/09/2017 Airbus To prevent AP engagement under unreliable airspeed conditions, which could result in reduced control of,contd. N
2016-25-29 01/31/2017 The Boeing Company To prevent a fire in the bilge area of the cargo compartment burning through the insulation blankets & consequently,contd. N
2016-25-28 01/31/2017 Airbus Helicopters To prevent fire extinguishing system from discharging to the wrong engine compartment, failure of the fire,contd. N
2016-25-27 02/08/2017 Airbus To detect and correct cracking of the lower frame fittings, which could result in reduced structural integrity of,contd. Y
2016-25-26 02/02/2017 The Boeing Company To prevent ice formation between the angle-of-attack (AOA) sensor vane and face plate, which could cause,contd N
2016-25-25 02/07/2017 BAE Systems (Operations) To detect and correct cracking in the wing rear spar, which could propagate to a critical length, possibly,contd. Y
2016-25-20 01/31/2017 Airbus Helicopters To prevent a crack in a bi-directional cross-bar, which could result in failure of a cross-bar and loss,contd. Y
2016-25-19 02/02/2017 Airbus Helicopters To prevent failure of one of the two contactors, 53Ka or 53Kb, to prevent switching from "IDLE" mode to,contd. Y
2016-25-14 01/31/2017 Airbus Helicopters To prevent failure of a TT strap, which could cause loss of helicopter N
2016-25-13 02/03/2017 Turbomeca Engine Corp. To prevent an uncommanded in-flight shut down caused by ruputre of the 41-tooth gear of the AGB Y
2016-25-07 02/07/2017 The Boeing Company To prevent fatigue cracking in the radial web lap splices of the aft pressure bulkhead N
2016-25-02 C 01/20/2017 The Boeing Company To prevent failure of flight control hydraulic PCUs, which could lead to reduced controllability of the,contd. N
2016-25-01 01/31/2017 The Boeing Company To prevent stabilizer mistrim, which could result in a high-speed rejected take off and runway overrun, or,contd. Y
2016-24-51 01/12/2017 Sikorsky Aircraft To detect a binding TRPCS bearing, prevent loss of tail rotor (TR) control, & possible control of the helicopter N

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