AirWorthiness Directive

FAA Issues Battery Statement. And Me Too…Attention, Boeing…

Thursday, January 17, 2013
By George Hatcher
FAA Issues Battery Statement.  And Me Too…Attention, Boeing…

My experts are telling me that it looks like Boeing is all alone on these 787 battery fires. The FAA issued 31 ‘Special Conditions’ (you can read that to mean that the FAA gave Boeing a whole lot of slack) but this battery problem is not getting a free ride, or any favors. SAFETY... »

Airbus A318-A321 Hydraulic Power System Airworthiness Bulletin

Thursday, October 25, 2012
By George Hatcher
Airbus A318-A321 Hydraulic Power System Airworthiness Bulletin

This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin advises registered owners and operators, repair stations, and mechanics holding inspection authorizations, of all Airbus Model A318, A319, A320 and A321 series airplanes of an airworthiness concern regarding overheating of the power transfer unit (PTU) of the hydraulic system. Hydraulic Power System: Power Transfer Unit There have been several... »

Easa Proposes Airworthiness Directive for Airbus

Friday, August 12, 2011
By George Hatcher

Angle of Attack (AoA) Probes Faulty: Testing shows that data from two different Airbus planes were found inaccurate. Investigation conducted by Airbus and Thales on the removed probes revealed oil residue between the stator and the rotor parts of the AoA vane position resolvers. This oil residue was the result of incorrect removal of... »

Easa Issues CF-2011-27 : Air Driven Generator Failure to Power Essential Buses

Friday, August 12, 2011
By George Hatcher

From Canada, Bombardier CL-600 has been issued an airworthiness directive concerning failure of the air driven generator with an effective date: 13 August 2011 “The aeroplane models CL-600-2C10, CL-600-2D15, CL-600-2D24, and CL-600-2E25 use the same ADG generator control unit (GCU) as models CL-600-2B16 and CL-600-2B19. However the aeroplane models CL-600-2C10, CL-600-2D15, CL-600-2D24, and CL-600-2E25... »

Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and – 500 Series Airplanes

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
By George Hatcher

SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD requires installing two warning level indicator lights on the P2-2 center instrument panel in the flight compartment for certain airplanes. For a certain other airplane, this AD requires activating the cabin altitude warning and takeoff configuration warning lights.... »


Thursday, December 30, 2010
By George Hatcher

SAIB: CE-11-06 Date: December 15, 2010 Introduction SPECIAL AIRWORTHINESS INFORMATION BULLETIN SAIB: CE-11-06 Date: December 15, 2010 This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) alerts you, registered owners and operators of small airplanes, to follow established safety criteria, guidance, and data when modifying your aircraft with tires that are oversized compared to the original equipment... »

Airworthiness Directive: Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model AS332C, L, L1, and L2 Helicopters

Sunday, October 3, 2010
By George Hatcher

Published: 09/30/2010 Subject: Hydraulic pump Effective: 10/15/2010 Summary: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Eurocopter model helicopters. This action requires replacing each affected hydraulic pump with an airworthy hydraulic pump. This amendment is prompted by the loss of the proper functioning of a hydraulic pump because of the deterioration... »

Airworthiness Directives: McDonnell Douglas Corporation Model MD-11 and MD-11F Airplanes

Friday, January 1, 2010
By George Hatcher

SUMMARY: FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model MD-11 and MD-11F airplanes. This AD requires a one-time inspection to determine if wires touch the upper surface of the center upper auxiliary fuel tank and marking the location, if necessary; a one-time inspection of all wire bundles above the center upper... »

Flying with a Chance of Ice

Tuesday, December 1, 2009
By George Hatcher

The latest brouhaha in the aviation set is that the safety directive on Rolls Royce Engines–which are liable to ice up–does not ground the planes for repair, but instead has a repair date of 2011. The engines are in Boeing 777s, and have been acknowledged to be responsible for engines shutting down while in... »

FHA ISSUES Airbus Directive

Monday, November 30, 2009
By George Hatcher

George’s Point of View Did the FAA consider grounding the affected planes and avoiding the chance that all “three” could fail and the pilot could lose control of the airplane? I’m not a pilot but come on, it’s just common sense. Bravo for taking action, but, is it safe to keep the affected planes... »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • First pictures of Red Arrows plane wreckage after crash at RAF Valley
    RAF ValleyEyewitnesses 'saw Red Arrows pilot eject before RAF Valley plane crash' · A major incident is underway at RAF Valley, where a Red Arrows Hawk jet is understood to have crashed · RecallsAsda is urgently recalling sausages over health fears · Customers are being told to bring them back to ...
  • Eyewitness films moment after Red Arrows plane crash
    Eyewitness films moment after Red Arrows plane crash. An eyewitness has filmed the moment after a Red Arrows plane has crashed at RAF Valley, in North Wales, today. Sian Williams said: "I saw the parachute, and then the plane hit the runway and went up in flames." Eyewitness films moment after ...
  • Eyewitnesses 'saw Red Arrows pilot eject before RAF Valley plane crash'
    Eyewitnesses 'saw Red Arrows pilot eject before RAF Valley plane crash'. A major incident is underway at RAF Valley, where a Red Arrows Hawk jet is understood to have crashed. Share; Comments. By. Sarah Hodgson. 15:02, 20 MAR 2018; Updated 15:17, 20 MAR 2018. News. Enter your postcode to ...
  • UK Red Arrow aerobatic team plane crashes in Wales
    LONDON (Reuters) - A jet in Britain's Red Arrows aerobatic team crashed at an airbase in Wales on Tuesday, the Royal Air Force said, but there was no immediate word on the fate of the pilot. The incident occurred in the early afternoon at RAF Valley in Anglesey, north Wales. "We are aware of an ...
  • UK investigating reports of military plane crash at Welsh base
    LONDON, March 20 (Reuters) - Britain'sRoyal Air Force (RAF) said on Tuesday it was investigating reports that a Hawk plane had crashed at a base in Wales. "We are aware of an incident today at RAF Valley involving a Hawk aircraft. We are investigating the incident" it said on Twitter. The defence ...
  • Russia Grounds All AN-148 Planes Over Safety Fears After Plane Crash
    Russia has grounded all Antonov An-148 aircraft over safety fears a month after the tragic plane crash of a passenger jet outside Moscow after equipment failure. All 71 passengers and crew aboard Saratov Airlines Flight 703 were killed when the An-148 regional jet plummeted minutes after departing ...
  • Air Force Plane Crash Lands In Kaduna
    An aircraft, belonging to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Monday, crashed in Kauran Dawa village in Lere Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The aircraft is used for training purposes and the pilot only sustained minor injuries after crash landing the plane, Naija News understands. The crash was ...
  • Indian Air Force Hawk trainer aircraft crashes near Odisha-Jharkhand border
    Last month, two Air Force pilots lost their lives in a plane crash in Majuli in Assam on 15 February. The Microlight Virus SW-80 had crashed after getting airborne from Air Force Station Jorhat, for a routine sortie. The pilots attempted an emergency landing but the aircraft crashed in a sand bar in the ...
  • Nepal plane crash victim Mahmudur buried
    Faridpur: SM Mahmudur Rahman, who was killed in US-Bangla plane crash in Kathmandu, was buried at his family graveyard at...
  • Condition of pilot Abid Sultan's wife unchanged
    The condition of Afsana Khanam, wife of US-Bangla aircraft crash victim pilot Abid Sultan, remained unchanged today as she has been kept on life support at a Dhaka hospital. She suffered a stroke at her Uttara residence on Sunday and was kept on life support at the National Institute of Neuroscience ...


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