Sometimes an aircraft, or component has an airworthiness concern that requires urgent attention. To achieve that, the Director issues an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD) notified directly to the registered operators of affected aircraft. Emergency ADs can be issued at any time, and are issued where compliance is required before further flight, or is less than 50 hours TIS, or 28 calendar days.


FAA Emergency AD 2023-05-16 Certain Continental Engines – Crankshaft Counterweight Retaining Rings(external link)

Effective: 16 Mar 2023

Applicability: Continental GTSIO-520-C, -D, -H, -K, -L, -M, -N, and -S; IO-360-A, -AB, -AF, -C, -CB, -D, -DB, -E, -ES, -G, -GB, -H, -HB, -J, -JB, -K, and -KB;IO-470-A, -C, -D, -E, -F, -G, -H, -J, -K, -L, -LO, -M, -N, -P, -R, -S, -T, -U, -V, and -VO; IO-520-A, -B, -BA, -BB, -C, -CB, -D, -E, -F, -J, -K, -L, -M, and -MB; IO-550-A, -B, -C, -D, -E, -F, -G, -L, -N, -P, and -R;LTSIO-360-E, -EB, -KB, and -RB; LTSIO-520-AE; O-470-A, -B, -E, -G, -H, -J, -K, -L, -M, -N, -R, -S, -T, and -U; TSIO-360-A, -AB, -B, -BB, -C, -CB, -D, -DB, -E, -EB, -F, -FB, -G, -GB, -H, -HB, -JB, -KB, -LB, -MB, -RB, and -SB; TSIO-520-A, -AE, -AF, -B, -BB, -BE, -C, -CE, -D, -DB, -E, -EB, -G, -H, -J, -JB, -K, -KB, -L, -LB, -M, -NB, -P, -R, -T, -UB, -VB, and -WB; TSIO-550-A, -B, -C, -E, -G, -K, and -N;TSIOF-550-K; and TSIOL-550-A, -B, and -C reciprocating engines.               


EASA Emergency AD 2023-0048-E Robin DR 400 Aircraft - Main Wing Spar(external link)

Effective: 09 Mar 2023

Applicability: Robin DR 400/100, DR 400/120, DR 400/120 A, DR 400/120 D, DR 400/125, DR 400/125i, DR 400/140, DR 400/140B, DR 400/160, DR 400/160 D, DR 400/180, DR 400/180 R, DR 400/180 S, DR 400/200 I, DR 400/200 R, DR 400/2+2, DR 400 RP, DR 400 NGL and DR400/500 aircraft, all S/N.


Emergency EASA AD 2023-0028 - AIRBUS HELICOPTERS EC 130 T2 embodied with Airbus Helicopters modification 074581 in production(external link)

Effective: 15 Feb 2023

Applicability: EC 130 T2 helicopters, all S/N embodied with Airbus Helicopters modification 074581 in production.


Emergency FAA AD 2023-02-04 - Mooney Aircraft Elevator Structure(external link)

Effective: 13 Feb 2023

Applicability: Mooney M20C, M20D, M20E, M20F, and M20G aircraft, all S/N up to 680170 inclusive.


Emergency JCAB AD TCD-10110-2022 (Correction)(external link)

Effective: 17 Jan 2023

Applicability: Kawasaki BK117, BK117 A-3, BK117 A-4, BK117 B-1, BK117 B-2, BK117 C-1 and BK117 C-2 helicopters.


Emergency EASA AD 2023-0006-E - Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH - MBB-BK117 and BO105 helicopters(external link)

Effective: 16 Jan 2023

Applicability: BO105 A, BO105 C, BO105 D, BO105 S, BO105 LS A-1 and BO105 LS A-3 helicopters, all variants, all S/N; and BO105 LS A-3 helicopters, modified in accordance with EASA STC 10039633, or previously by LBA STC EMZ NR. 0654/3058 (so called “Superlifter”); and MBB-BK117 A-1, MBB-BK117 A-3, MBB-BK117 A-4, MBB-BK117 B-1, MBB-BK117 B-2, MBB-BK117 C-1, MBB-BK117 C-2 and MBB-BK117 D-2 helicopters, all variants, all S/N.


Emergency EASA AD 2022-0261 Airbus Helicopters - AS 365 and EC 155 helicopters(external link)

Effective: 03 Jan 2023

Applicability: AS 365 N3, EC 155 B and EC 155 B1 helicopters, all S/N.


Emergency EASA AD 2022-0256 SAFRAN ARRIEL 1C Series Engines(external link)

Effective: 02 Jan 2023

Applicability: ARRIEL 1C, ARRIEL 1C1 and ARRIEL 1C2 engines, all S/N.


Emergency EASA AD 2022-0251-E(external link)

Effective: 16 Dec 2022

Applicability: EC 130 T2 helicopters, all S/N embodied with Airbus Helicopters modification 079809 at manufacture.


Emergency EASA AD 2022-0242-E - SCHEMPP-HIRTH FLUGZEUGBAU GmbH - Nimbus-4, Duo Discus and Arcus (powered) sailplanes(external link)

Effective: 09 Dec 2022

Applicability:

  • Arcus, Duo Discus, Duo Discus C, Nimbus-4 and Nimbus-4D gliders, all S/N; and
  • Arcus M, Arcus T, Duo Discus T, Nimbus-4M, Nimbus-4T, Nimbus-4DM and Nimbus-4DT powered gliders, all S/N.

Emergency EASA AD 2022-0240 - Austro Engine GmbH - E4 and E4P engines(external link)

Effective: 20 Dec 2022

Applicability: Model E4 and E4P engines, all S/N listed in Table 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Austro Engine Mandatory Service Bulletin (MSB) MSB-E4-039. These engines are known to be installed on, but not limited to, Diamond Aircraft Industries DA 40 NG, DA 42 NG, DA 42 M-NG and DA 62 aeroplanes.

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