Federal Aviation Administration February 2, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents
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Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. Turboshaft Engines
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Turbomeca S.A. Astazou XIV B and H turboshaft engines. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of a crack on the 3rd stage turbine wheel. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection of the front surface of the 3rd stage turbine for a groove. We are proposing this AD to prevent cracks in the 3rd stage turbine wheel, failure of the engine, in-flight shutdown, and loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (Bell) Model 429 helicopters. This AD requires inspecting each tail rotor (T/R) pitch link (link) bearing bore for corrosion and pitting and either replacing the T/R link or applying sealant. This AD also requires a recurring inspection of the sealant and repeating the inspections for corrosion and pitting if any sealant is missing. This AD is prompted by an incident in which a helicopter experienced an in-flight failure of a T/R link. These actions are intended to detect corrosion or pitting and to prevent failure of a T/R link and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model BD-100-1A10 (Challenger 300) airplanes. This AD was prompted by multiple reports of a short circuit between the heater element and the metal sheath of the pitot-static probe heater. This AD requires replacement of the left and right pitot-static probes with newly redesigned left and right pitot-static probes. We are issuing this AD to prevent degradation of the heating ability of the pitot- static probe heater, resulting in erroneous airspeed indication during flight in icing conditions and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.