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
2017-13-06 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
2017-13-04 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
2017-12-15 07/05/2017 Bombardier Inc. To advise the flight crew of procedures to stabilize the airplane's airspeed and attitude in the loss of,contd. N
2017-12-14 07/25/2017 The Boeing Company To prevent fatigue cracking that could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane Y
2017-12-13 07/25/2017 Airbus To detect and correct any cracking of the pocket radius, which could lead to in-flight decompression of the,contd. Y
2017-12-12 07/25/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and correct cracks of certain circumferential splice plates, which could lead to the failure of a,contd Y
2017-12-11 07/20/2017 Bombardier Inc. To prevent structural failure of the LHS or RHS equipment racks in the event of a high energy emergency landing,contd N
2017-12-10 07/20/2017 Airbus To detect and correct cracking of the fastener holes at certain frame locations, which could result in reduced,contd. Y
2017-12-09 07/20/2017 Embraer To detect and correct chafing of the fuel pump harnesses with other parts inside the fuel tank, which could,contd. N
2017-12-08 07/20/2017 BAE Systems (Operations) To detect and correct fatigue cracking of certain structural elements, which could adversely affect the,contd. N
2017-12-07 07/20/2017 The Boeing Company To prevent temperatures in excess of 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the flight deck or the passenger cabin,contd. N
2017-12-06 07/25/2017 Airbus To detect & correct widespread fatigue damage of the forward passenger doors, which could result in reduced.contd. N
2017-12-05 07/25/2017 The Boeing Company To prevent cracking of the STA 259.5 circumferential butt splice, which could result in loss of structural,contd. Y
2017-12-04 06/27/2017 Airbus Helicopters To prevent failure of a crosstube, and subsequent dropping or tipping of the helicopter N
2017-12-03 07/20/2017 Pratt & Whitney To prevent failure of the high-pressure turbine (HPT), rotor seizure, failure of one or more engines, loss,contd. N
2017-12-02 07/13/2017 General Electric Co. To prevent fracture of the fuel manifold, engine fire, and damage to the airplane N
2017-12-01 06/23/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and correct interference betwen a drive arm assembly and an actuator crank arm assembly,contd. Y
2017-11-16 07/13/2017 Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. To prevent the pilot from following incorrect data from the flight management system, which could result in,contd. N
2017-11-15 07/13/2017 General Electric Co. To prevent failure of the HPT spacer/impeller, uncontained release of the HPT spacer/ impeller, damage to the,contd. N
2017-11-14 07/11/2017 The Boeing Company To prevent arcing inside the main and center fuel tanks in the event of a fault current or lightning strike,contd. N
2017-11-13 07/11/2017 Airbus To prevent fatigue cracks from occurring or propagating in certain structures, which could adversely affect,contd. Y
2017-11-12 07/11/2017 Bombardier Inc. To prevent moisture from entering the electrical stage of the electro-hydraulic servo valve (EHSV), which,contd. N
2017-11-11 07/11/2017 NavWorx, Inc. To prevent the ADS-B unit from broadcasting incorrect source integrity levels, which could result in unreliable,contd. N
2017-11-10 06/28/2017 Lycoming Engines To prevent engine exhaust leaks, which could lead to uncontrolled engine fire, harmful exhaust gases,contd. Y
2017-11-09 05/30/2017 Learjet Corp. To detect & correct corrosion of the fuselage skin, which could result in reduced structural integrity of,contd. N
2017-11-08 05/31/2017 Diamond Aircraft To prevent an uncommanded engine in-flight shutdown or overheat damage, which could result in a forced,contd. Y
2017-11-07 07/11/2017 Airbus To detect and correct such cracking and corrosion, which could lead to T/R malfunction and, in a case of,contd. Y
2017-11-06 07/18/2017 Pratt & Whitney To prevent failure of the diffuser-to-HPT case flange, which could lead to uncontained engine,contd. Y
2017-11-05 07/18/2017 Rolls-Royce Corporation To prevent uncontained failure of the HPT wheels, damage to the engine, and damage to the airplane N
2017-11-04 C 07/13/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and correct cracks at the fuselage skin lap splice, which can rapidly link up, possibly,contd. Y
2017-11-03 06/29/2017 SOLO Kleinmotoren GmbH To prevent such failure that could lead to an uncommanded in-flight engine shut-down, which could result in,contd. N
2017-11-03 06/29/2017 DG Flugzeugbau GmbH To prevent such failure that could lead to an uncommanded in-flight engine shut-down, which could result in,contd. N
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
2017-10-25 06/12/2017 Rolls-Royce Deutschland To prevent failure of the HPC stage 12 rotor disk, uncontined HPC stage 12 rotor disk release, damage to,contd. N
2017-10-24 06/29/2017 Airbus To detect and correct fatigue cracking, accidental damage, or corrosion in principal structural elements, and,contd N
2017-10-23 06/29/2017 Airbus To detect and correct cracking at certain hole locations in the fuselage frame, which could result in reduced,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
2017-10-21 06/29/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and correct cracks at the lap joint skin that could link up and result in rapid decompression and,contd. Y
2017-10-20 06/29/2017 Piper Aircraft, Inc. To detect cracks in the bulkhead and any necessary repairs Y
2017-10-18 06/29/2017 Airbus To detect and correct loose or broken bolts, which could lead to engine detachment in flight and damage to the airplane Y
2017-10-17 06/29/2017 Airbus To prevent the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel,contd. N
2017-10-16 06/29/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and correct missing sealant above the engine pylon between the wing skin and the vapor barrier, which,contd. N
2017-10-15 06/29/2017 EADS CASA To detect and correct jamming of the door spring mechanism, which could lead to the inability to push out,contd. N
2017-10-14 07/05/2017 British Aerospace to revise the inspection procedure to detect smaller corrosion pits and cracks that could initiate stress,contd. Y
2017-10-13 07/10/2017 Rolls-Royce plc To prevent failure of the fan case LP fuel tube, which could lead to an in-flight engine shutdown, loss of,contd. Y
2017-10-11 06/15/2017 Stemme AG To prevent failure of the propeller front transmission gear wheels N
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
2017-10-08 07/05/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and correct cracking in the aft fuselage skin along the longitudinal edges of the chem-milled pockets in,contd. Y
2017-10-07 07/05/2017 The Boeing Company To detect and correct cracking in the aft fuselage skin along the longitudinal edges of the bonded skin doubler,contd. Y
2017-10-06 06/09/2017 Rolls-Royce plc To prevent CIC failure, engine separation and loss of the airplane N
2017-10-05 06/29/2017 Airbus To detect and correct cracking on the FR 40 forward fittings, which could result in reduced structural integrity of,contd. Y
2017-10-04 06/29/2017 Embraer To prevent life-limited landing gear parts from being used beyond their safe-life limits, which could,contd. N
2017-10-03 07/05/2017 Moravan A.S. To prevent structural failure of the wing due to fatigue cracking N
2017-10-02 06/29/2017 Slingsby Advanced Comp To detect and correct discrepancies of the brake master cylinder pivot pin, which could lead to,contd. 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
2017-09-11 06/29/2017 Bombardier Inc. To ensure the ability to evacuate passengers through the airstair door in the event of an emergency Y
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
2017-09-09 06/28/2017 Zodiac Seats California To prevent serious injury to the accupant during forward impacts in emergency landing conditions N
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

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