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
2017-24-09 01/05/2018 Airbus SAS To prevent fatigue cracking of the cargo door sill beam, lock fitting, & torsion box plate, which could result in,contd. Y
2017-24-07 01/05/2018 Airbus SAS To prevent an undetected flap down drive disconnection due to an already-failed interconnecting strut,contd. N
2017-24-06 12/15/2017 CFM International To prevent failure of the HPT stage 2 disks N
2017-24-05 01/02/2018 The Boeing Company To detect and correct cracks in the upper aft skin of the wings, which could result in the inability,contd. Y
2017-24-04 12/12/2017 Fokker Aircraft B.V. To prevent insufficiently illuminated exit signs, which could possibly prevent safe evacuation during an,contd. N
2017-24-03 01/02/2018 Airbus SAS To detect and correct the absence of cadmium plating on the rod end threads of the tie rod assemblies N
2017-24-02 12/13/2017 Airbus Helicopters DE To prevent an uncommanded climb or descent which could result in loss of helicopter control N
2017-24-01 12/11/2017 ATR To detect and correct missing routing attachments of fuselage electrical harness bundles, which could,contd. N
2017-23-10 12/01/2017 Dassault Aviation To detect and correct a deficiency in the wing anti-ice system ducting, which could result in reduced,contd. N
2017-23-09 12/26/2017 Bombardier Inc. To detect and correct failure of an engine mount rib N
2017-23-08 12/11/2017 Agusta S.p.A. To detect excessive play of the bearing in the M/R rotating scissors Y
2017-23-07 12/26/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and correct cracking of the lower chord of the rear spar and lower aft skin at WBL 157. N
2017-23-06 11/30/2017 General Electric Co. To prevent failure of the OBV N
2017-23-05 12/20/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and correct cracking of the wing upper aft skin, which can lead to the inability of a,contd. N
2017-23-04 12/20/2017 Airbus SAS To detect and correct damage (including cracking) at the stringer joints, which could reduce the structural,contd. N
2017-23-03 11/24/2017 Engine Alliance To prevent failure of the fan hub, which could lead to uncontained release of the fan hub, damage to the,contd. N
2017-23-02 12/20/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and correct cracking in the fuselage crown skin panels N
2017-23-01 12/19/2017 Bombardier Inc. To detect and correct fatigue cracking of the left and right MLG retract actuator rod ends, which could lead to left,contd Y
2017-22-14 12/20/2017 Collins To prevent erroneous extrapolation of position/ velocity and altitude data that could result in,contd. N
2017-22-13 11/22/2017 Rolls-Royce plc To prevent failure of the drains mast, engine fire, and damage to the airplane N
2017-22-12 12/26/2017 The Boeing Company To prevent delamination of the trailing edge slat wedges of the leading edge slats. Y
2017-22-11 12/20/2017 Bombardier Inc. To provide the flightcrew with procedures for "Unreliable Airspeed" that stabilize the airplane's airspeed and,contd. N
2017-22-10 12/29/2017 The Boeing Company To prevent the fastener assemblies from coming loose on the crew access ladder handrails, which could,contd. N
2017-22-09 12/11/2017 Saab AB, Aeronautics To prevent a natural stall event in icing conditions without any stall warning, which could result in,contd. N
2017-22-08 12/11/2017 Bombardier Inc. To prevent premature wear-out of the teeth of the RBG wheels, which could cause difficulties in,contd. N
2017-22-07 01/02/2018 Airbus SAS To detect and correct cracks on the frame forks and outer skin on the forward and aft cargo compartment doors,contd. Y
2017-22-06 11/30/2017 Bombardier Inc. To detect and correct fuel leaks in certain fuel pumps to remove a potential fuel ignition hazard Y
2017-22-05 12/11/2017 Airbus Helicopters To prevent bearing seizure, which could result in hydraulic pump drive belt failure, loss of,cont. Y
2017-22-04 11/30/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and correct disbonded skin panels, which could result in fuselage skin cracking, rapid,contd. N
2017-22-03 11/28/2017 Airbus SAS To prevent fatigue cracking, accidental damage, or corrosion in principal structural elements and,contd. N
2017-22-02 12/12/2017 IPECO To prevent unexpected movement of pilot and co-pilot seats on takeoff and landing N
2017-22-01 11/08/2017 Sikorsky Aircraft To revise the operating limitations section of the Rotocraft Flight Manual in response to a software defect N
2017-21-09 11/27/2017 Embraer To prevent fatigue cracking of the forward pressure bulkhead, which could result in reduced structural integrity of,contd. Y
2017-21-08 11/27/2017 Airbus SAS To prevent fatigue cracking, damage, or corrosion in principal structural elements, which could result in,contd. N
2017-21-07 11/27/2017 Airbus SAS To ensure nominal de-icing performance of the pitot probe in order to prevent unreliable airspeed indications,contd. Y
2017-21-06 12/20/2017 328 Support Services GmbH To prevent the loss of bonding function, which, in combination with a lightning strike, could create a,contd. Y
2017-21-05 11/27/2017 Saab AB, Aeronautics To prevent reduced structural integrity of the airplane N
2017-21-04 11/27/2017 Gulfstream Aerospace To prevent the MED from opening during flight, which could lead to structural damage and loss of,contd. N
2017-21-03 11/27/2017 Gulfstream Aerospace To prevent the MED from opening during flight, which could lead to structural damage and loss of,contd. N
2017-21-02 11/27/2017 Airbus SAS To detect and correct cracking of the door sill area of the aft cargo; such cracking could adversely affect the,contd. Y
2017-21-01 11/27/2017 Dassault Aviation To prevent fire extinguisher failure which could result in the inability to extinguish a fire in the rear compartment N
2017-20-14 11/16/2017 The Boeing Company To ensure the continued structural integrity of all The Boeing Company Model 737-300, -400 & -500,contd. Y
2017-20-13 11/16/2017 Piaggio Aero Ind. To prevent structural stiffness of the flight control surface and the downgrade of its,contd. Y
2017-20-12 11/16/2017 The Boeing Company To ensure the continued structural integrity of all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C,contd. Y
2017-20-11 11/15/2017 Bombardier Inc. To detect and correct degradation of the structural integrity of the affected tie beam, which could result,contd N
2017-20-10 11/15/2017 Airbus SAS To prevent unstable approaches due to an unexpected thrust increase, which could result in reduced,contd. N
2017-20-09 11/13/2017 General Electric Co. To prevent failure of the fan OGV frame, engine separation, and loss of the airplane N
2017-20-08 11/06/2017 Gulfstream Aerospace To provide the flight crew with operating procedures for airplanes that have AMS 3374 or Gulfstream Material,contd. N
2017-20-07 11/06/2017 Bombardier Inc. To prevent failure of the FCA and subsequent discharge of fire extinguishing bottles and false fire indications,contd. N
2017-20-06 11/09/2017 Honeywell, Inc. To prevent failure of the LPT2 blades, failure of one or more engines, and loss of the airplane N
2017-20-05 11/06/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and correct fatigue cracking of the fuselage skin of the crown skin panel, which could result in pressure,contd Y
2017-20-04 11/15/2017 Airbus SAS To ensure proper flight crew awareness of unreliable airspeed indications N
2017-20-03 11/06/2017 Dassault Aviation To detect & correct inadequate clearances between electrical wiring and nearby structures, which could lead to,contd. N
2017-19-05 C 10/31/2017 Siemens S.A.S. To prevent failure of the smoke detector, on-board uncontrolled fire, and damage to the airplane N
2017-19-01 01/02/2018 Sikorsky Aircraft To detect and correct loose jamnuts, which could result in failure of a pushrod assembly, loss, of M/R flight,contd. N
2017-18-20 11/09/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and correct cracking of the cam spport assemblies of the MCD and consequent rapid decompression of,contd Y

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