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.... »

SPECIAL AIRWORTHINESS INFORMATION BULLETIN: Main Landing Gear – Tires and Wheels

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

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  • Military plane crash kills three in Turkey
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    It has been a rough year for me and my fellow peers at the University of Pennsylvania. In just 13 months, nine students tragically lost their lives in a variety of ways from suicide to a plane crash. Just a week ago, Blaze Bernstein, a 19-year-old sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania, was found dead, ...
  • Remains of WWII pilot to be buried in Millsboro
    Stanley Stegnerski, last seen in skies above Germany in 1944, soon will be laid to rest in Delaware. Second Lieutenant Stegnerski was a 25-year-old from Chester, Pennsylvania, and a member of the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II Nearly a year and a half after his plane's crash site was ...
  • UPDATE: Pilot injured after small plane crash on flight from Kansas to New Mexico
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  • 3 soldiers killed in Turkish military training plane crash
    ANKARA, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- A Turkish military CASA-type cargo plane on Wednesday afternoon crashed in the southern Anatolian province of Isparta during training exercises, killing three Turkish crew members. Turkish Armed Forces confirmed in a statement that two pilots and one technician were on ...
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    An airport security van leaves the site of a small plane crash in Saint-Geoirs, on January 5, 2013. Five people died when their private plane crashed a few moments after taking off from the Grenoble airport in southeastern France, local police said. AFP PHOTO / Jean Pierre Clatot.
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    Three lives have been reportedly lost in a plane crash on Wednesday in southern Anatolia, Turkey. The transport plane was owned by the Turkish military. According to a statement by the Turkish army, the victims of the plane crash were all military personnel. The statement also revealed that the plane ...
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