Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for The Boeing Company Model 747 airplanes equipped with a main deck side cargo door (MDSCD). This proposed AD was prompted by recent testing that indicates that intermodal containers, when loaded as cargo, under certain flight-load conditions, can shift and impact the adjacent fuselage frames. This proposed AD would require revising the airplane flight manual to incorporate limitations for carrying certain payloads. We are proposing this AD to prevent intermodal containers loaded in the offset method from shifting during flight gust loads and damaging fuselage frames, which could lead to the structural failure of the aft fuselage in flight, and subsequent in-flight breakup of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. Turboprop Engines
We propose to revise airworthiness directive (AD) 2014-17-08 that applies to all Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) PT6A-114 and PT6A-114A turboprop engines. AD 2014-17-08 requires initial and repetitive borescope inspections (BSIs) of compressor turbine (CT) blades, and the removal from service of blades that fail inspection. Since we issued AD 2014-17-08, P&WC developed an additional single crystal CT blade that corrects the unsafe condition. This proposed AD would retain all the requirements of AD 2014-17-08, add an additional single crystal CT blade that corrects the unsafe condition, reduce the affected population, and correct the Credit for Previous Action paragraph. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of CT blades, which could result in damage to the engine and damage to the airplane.