Federal Aviation Administration September 10, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; Glasflugel Gliders
Document Number: 2012-22039
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Glasflugel Models Standard Libelle-201B, Club Libelle 205, Mosquito, and Kestrel gliders. That AD currently requires actions to address the unsafe condition on these products. This new AD includes clarification that the replacement control rod has an additional drain hole at the rod bottom between the forks and is the acceptable configuration for compliance. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as corrosion damage to the elevator control rod that could lead to failure of the elevator control rod, possibly resulting in loss of control of the glider. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.