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
2017-11-02 06/27/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and correct fatigue cracking of the horizontal stabilizer rear spar upper cap which could adversely,contd. Y
2017-11-01 06/27/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and correct cracking in the rear spar upper clevis lugs of the center section, and in the rear spar,contd. Y
2017-10-22 06/27/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and correct cracks of the web lap splices in the aft pressure bulkhead, which could result in possible,contd Y
2017-10-09 06/07/2017 Textron Aviation Inc. To detect and correct cracks on the nacelle fitting, which could cause the nacelle fitting to fail Y
2017-10-01 06/13/2017 Dassault Aviation To detect and correct discrepancies of the fuselage bulkhead; such discrepancies could result in the,contd. Y
2017-09-12 06/27/2017 ATR To detect and correct defective internal electronic components, which could adversely affect the,contd. N
2017-09-10 06/27/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and correct cracking in the front spar web, which could lead to fuel leaks and a subsequent fire Y
2017-09-08 06/27/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and correct incorrectly installed terminal lugs which may contact adjacent structure and,contd. N
2017-09-07 06/14/2017 Airbus Helicopters DE To prevent chafing of the wiring and subsequent failure of the hoist cable cutter or emergency landing gear,contd. N
2017-09-06 06/09/2017 General Electric Co. To prevent engine failure, loss of thrust control, and damage to the airplane N
2017-09-05 05/26/2017 Airbus Helicopters To prevent failure of a rear upper screw fitting on the emergency flotation Y
2017-09-04 06/08/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and correct fatigue cracking of the aft pressure bulkhead web, which could grow in length & ultimately,contd. Y
2017-09-03 06/13/2017 Dassault Aviation To prevent reduced structural integrity of the airplane N
2017-09-02 05/31/2017 Airbus Helicopters DE To detached air inlet cover ring (ring), which could become stuck between the air inlet and the cyclic,contd. N
2017-09-01 05/11/2017 Bombardier Inc. To detect and correct cracked circuit breaker casings, which could allow moisture ingress that could result in the,contd N
2017-08-13 05/30/2017 Airbus To detect and correct cracking of the bulk cargo doors; such cracking could result in rapid airplane decompression,contd. N
2017-08-12 05/31/2017 Grob Aircraft AG To detect and correct if necessary any corrosion or damage to the tail wheel mounting bracket,which,contd. Y
2017-08-11 05/30/2017 Rolls-Royce plc To prevent the failure of critical rotating parts, which could result in uncontained failure of the engine,contd. N
2017-08-10 05/09/2017 Rolls-Royce plc To prevent failure of the tail bearing housing (TBH), resulting in damage to the engine and to the airplane Y
2017-08-09 05/26/2017 DG Flugzeugbau GmbH To prevent the failure of the connecting stud for the two fuel injector mounts, which could lead to an engine,contd N
2017-08-08 05/31/2017 CFE Company To prevent uncontained failure of the HPC impeller, damage to the engine, and damage to the airplane N
2017-08-07 05/22/2017 Learjet Corp. To detect & correct corrosion of the fuselage skin, which could result in reduced structural integrity of,contd. N
2017-08-06 05/22/2017 General Electric Co. To prevent failure of a main fuel oil heat exchanger, which could result in an engine fire N
2017-08-05 05/19/2017 General Electric Co. To prevent failure of the HPC stage 8-10 spool, uncontained rotor release, damage to the engine, and damage to,contd. Y
2017-08-04 05/17/2017 Bombardier Inc. To prevent damage to the fuselage and flight control surfaces from dislodged engine fan cowl panels, and,contd. N
2017-08-03 05/22/2017 Airbus To prevent failure of the circlips and consequent movement of the FVP and result in a reduction of the,contd. N
2017-08-02 05/17/2017 Bombardier Inc. To detect & correct incorrect wiring of the auto-ignition system, which could result in inability to restart the,contd N
2017-08-01 05/17/2017 Gulfstream Aerospace To prevent fuel leakage in combination with a capacitor clearance issue, which could result in an,contd. N
2017-07-10 04/12/2017 American Champion Corp. To prevent failure of the aileron support structure, which may lead to excessive deflection, binding of,contd. N
2017-07-09 05/12/2017 Sikorsky Aircraft To prevent failure of the tail rotor drive and consequently loss of helicopter control N
2017-07-08 05/12/2017 Airbus Helicopters DE To prevent excessive vibration which could lead to cracking and failure of the engine mount support pins,contd Y
2017-07-07 05/25/2017 Airbus To detect and correct cracking at FR40 on the lower shell panel junction; such cracking could lead to reduced,contd. Y
2017-07-06 05/15/2017 Gulfstream Aerospace To detect and correct the installation of incorrect rudder assemblies, which could result in flutter and,contd. N
2017-07-05 05/08/2017 Airbus To detect and correct cracking of certain components in the MLG leg, which could result in a MLG collapse, and,cotnd. Y
2017-07-04 04/21/2017 General Electric Co. To prevent failure of the HPC rotor stage 2-5 spools, uncontained spool release, damage to the engine,contd. N
2017-07-03 C 04/17/2017 Airbus To prevent cracking & failure of the ripple damper of the hydraulic pressure tube assembly, which could,contd. N
2017-07-02 04/11/2017 Sikorsky Aircraft To prevent failure of a drive shaft which could result in loss of rotor drive and subsequent loss of control Y
2017-07-01 05/05/2017 M7 Aerospace LLC To prevent detachment of the power lever linkage to the TPE331 engine PPC, which could result in uncommanded,contd. Y
2017-06-14 05/02/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and correct cracks in horizontal stabilizer lower skins, resulting in reduced local stiffness of the,contd. Y
2017-06-13 05/02/2017 Textron Aviation Inc. To prevent disbonding of the horizontal and vertical stiffeners on the aft canted bulkhead Y
2017-06-12 05/02/2017 Airbus To detect and correct cracking at certain fastener locations in the longeron area below the emergency exit cut-outs,contd. N
2017-06-11 C 05/08/2017 Airbus Helicopters To prevent failure of an air conditioner compressor drive pulley (pulley) or tail rotor output wheel (wheel),contd. Y
2017-06-10 05/01/2017 Bombardier Inc. To prevent overheating in the wires N
2017-06-09 05/01/2017 The Boeing Company To prevent propagation of a fire in the lower lobe cheek area outboard of a closer or video control station N
2017-06-08 05/11/2017 Embraer To detect and correct fatigue cracking of various principal structural elements (PSEs); such cracking could,contd. N
2017-06-07 05/15/2017 Airbus To detect & correct structural parts of inboard flaps made of nonconforming aluminum alloy, which could result in,contd. N
2017-06-05 05/01/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and correct fatigue cracking in the wing lower skin, which could adversely affect the structural,contd. Y
2017-06-04 05/01/2017 Airbus To detect and correct cracks in the skin lap joint below stringer (STR) 28 at frame (FR) 72 to FR 76 Y
2017-06-03 05/05/2017 Meggitt (Troy) Inc. To detect and correct a hazardous condition caused by deterioration of the combustion heater,contd. Y
2017-05-51 04/25/2017 Bell Helicopter To prevent condenser blower motor detaching from the condenser blower support, which lead to failure,contd. Y
2016-05-02 C 04/13/2016 Airbus To detect and correct deterioration of the damping ring and associated retaining ring of the MLG door,contd. Y

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