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.


Emergency EASA AD 2022-0233-E - Leonardo AW169 helicopters, all S/N(external link)

Effective: 02 Dec 2022

Applicability: Leonardo AW169 helicopters, all S/N.


Emergency FAA AD 2022-22-12 - Landing Gear Cross Tubes(external link)

Effective: 22 Nov 2022

Applicability: Model HH-1K, TH-1F, TH-1L, UH-1A, UH-1B, UH-1E, UH-1F, UH-1H, UH-1L, and UH-1P helicopters, embodied with FAA STC No. SR01298NY which approves the installation of forward cross tubes P/N D212-664-101 and P/N D212-664-101B.


Emergency Transport Canada AD CF-2022-62 Bell 505 Helicopters - Collective Lever to Swashplate Outer Ring Fouling(external link)

Effective: 23 Nov 2022

Applicability: Bell 505 helicopters, S/N 65011 through 65412, 65414 through 65416, 65419 through 65426, 65428, 65430 and 65431


Emergency FAA AD 2022-23-08 - Inspection of Horizontal Stabilizer Actuator(external link)

Effective: 03 Nov 2022

Applicability: All DHC-3 (Otter) aircraft - Inspection of Horizontal Stabilizer Actuator.


Emergency FAA AD 2022-21-11(external link)

Effective: 16 Nov 2022

Applicability: Bell 204B, 205A, and 205A-1 helicopters, and all restricted category Model HH-1K, SW205A-1, TH-1F, TH-1L, UH-1A, UH-1B, UH-1E, UH-1F, UH-1H, UH-1L, and UH-1P helicopters, fitted with MRBs P/N 204-011-250-001, -005, -009, -113, or -117.


Emergency EASA AD 2022-0208 - MBB-BK117 D-3 and D-3m helicopters(external link)

Effective: 25 Oct 2022

Applicability: MBB-BK117 D-3 and D-3m helicopters, S/N 20070, 21016 and up.


Emergency AD DCA/FBA/5 Control Arm and Yoke Assembly Sprockets – Inspection [PDF 123 KB]

Effective: 23 Sep 2022

Applicability:

  • FBA-2C1, FBA-2C2, FBA-2C3 and FBA-2C4 aircraft, all S/N delivered after November 2012;
  • FBA-2C1, FBA-2C2, FBA-2C3 and FBA-2C4 aircraft, all S/N fitted with a Sprocket P/N C446 received and installed in the control arm and yoke assembly after November 2012; and
  • Sprockets with P/N C446 received after November 2012 as spare parts.

Emergency FAA AD 2022-19-12 R44 and R66 Tail Rotor Blades - Inspection(external link)

Effective: 20 Oct 2022

Applicability:

  • R44 and R44 II helicopters, all S/N fitted with a tail rotor blade P/N C029-3 with S/N 9410 through to 9909 inclusive.
  • R44 and R44 II helicopters, all S/N fitted with a tail rotor blade P/N C029-3 with S/N 9910 through to 10659 inclusive.
  • R66 helicopters, all S/N fitted with a tail rotor blade P/N F029-1 with S/N 2410 through 2589 inclusive. 

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