Other authorities advisory airworthiness information is intended to alert, educate and make recommendations to the aviation community.
This information contains non-regulatory information and guidance that does not meet the criteria for an Airworthiness Directive (AD). The inspections and practices described in other authorities advisory airworthiness information must still be carried out in accordance with the applicable New Zealand Civil Aviation Rules, Parts 21, 43, and 91.
|AWB 53-011 Issue 1(external link)||Cessna 210 and 177 Wing Carry-through Spar||12 Jul 2019|
|Bell 206 Freewheel Unit Failures - Mast Yielding / Main Rotor Separation||08 Mar 2019|
|AWB 02-063 Issue 1(external link)||Kavanagh Balloon Burner Systems - Maintenance Advice||14 Jan 2019|
|AWB 85-025 Issue 2(external link)||Robinson R22/R44 Engine Intake Valve and Valve Seat Distress||06 Dec 2018|
|AWB 01-036 Issue 1(external link)||All McCauley propeller governors, ie, any McCauley propeller governor fitted with an idler gear bearing P/N A-20028 marked "BA-59"||31 Aug 2018|
|AWB 25-033 Issue 1(external link)||Helicopter Personnel Winching - Inadvertent Disconnect.||09 Jul 2018|
|AWB 85-023 Issue 2(external link)||Piston engine spark plug insulator cracking.||03 May 2018|
|AWB 81-003 Issue 1(external link)||Best Practices Guide for Maintaining Exhaust System Turbocharger to Tailpipe V-band Couplings / Clamps||17 May 2018|
|AWB 34-010 Issue 2(external link)||Microair Avionics Pty Ltd T2000SFL Air Traffic Control Mode Aircraft Transponders without Revision 7 upgrade (Microair Service Bulletin T2000SFL-SB-06 dated 14 September 2009).||01 May 2018|
|AWB 25-032 Issue 1(external link)||Cessna Single Engine Service Bulletin SEB07-5, “Pilot and Co-pilot Secondary Seat Stop Installation”.||23 Apr 2018|
|AWB 25-020 Issue 3(external link)||Lifejacket Survivor Light Batteries: Epsilor – Electric Fuel Ltd. WAB-H18 Survivor Locator Light Batteries contained in but not limited to, Regent Adult-Child Lifejackets (P/No. RSS-301WT and RSS-301WE), and EAM KSE-35L8 Adult-Child Lifejackets (P/No. P0723E109PW and P0723E105PW).||01 May 2018|
|AWB 57-016 Issue 1(external link)||This AWB is applicable to Cessna 402C aircraft embodied with HDH Engineering Order EO 006-035 “Wing Main Spar Strap Modification”.
The purpose of this AWB is to advise operators and maintainers of the potential for deviation from approved design data in the installation of the Wing Main Spar Strap Modification.
It has come to CASA’s attention that Cessna 402C aircraft modified per HDH EO 006-035 may have components that have not been manufactured and installed strictly in accordance with the engineering drawings approved as part of this Engineering Order.
At this stage, two aircraft have been identified as potentially non-conforming with the drawings. This is being further investigated. The main discrepancy is pictured in photograph 1 on page 3, which shows the engine beam/spar strap reinforcement components that do not match the approved configuration per HDH EO 006-035. CASA recommends that operators, through their maintenance organisation, review the modification records and physical configuration of their aircraft.
|26 Oct 2017|
|AWB 85-022 Issue 1(external link)||Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp engines cylinder head inspection practices. This AWB advises operators and maintenance providers of the potential for cylinder head cracking on these engines. It recommends certain actions at every visual inspection required by AD DCA/P&W/110 (FAA AD 99-11-02 refers). A fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI) is also recommended of the entire cylinder for evidence of cracking at every cylinder overhaul.||18 Oct 2017|
|AWB 24-012 Issue 1(external link)||
This AWB provides information for accomplishing capacity tests to determine serviceability of lead acid batteries. Failures of batteries can result in costly AOG situations and catastrophic inflight emergencies.FAA AC 23.1309-1E states failure of electrical power is a catastrophic failure condition if primary flight instruments require electrical power. Batteries that have been discharged to the point where their cranking power has been diminished must NOT be jumped with another power source. The discharged battery may not be airworthy because it does not have the necessary capacity required to operate the aircraft avionics and electrical system in the event of generator failure.
|14 Jul 2017|
|This Airworthiness Bulletin identifies the recommended maintenance practices which effectively minimise the corrosion condition for piston engines not flown frequently.||29 Mar 2017|
|AWB 31-009 Issue 1(external link)||To provide awareness that drive belts fitted to Century Flight Systems Inc. Horizontal Situation Indicators (HSI) model number NSD360 are fraying in service and to encourage operators/maintenance organisations to report these issues to the CAA.||28 Mar 2017|
|R22 Main Rotor Blade cracking||23 Dec 2016|
|AWB 72-003 issue 2(external link)||Rolls-Royce (Allison) 250 Series Engine Outer Combustion Case Failures.
CASA Airworthiness Bulletin (AWB) 72-003 Issue 2 provides factors to be considered when operating and maintaining Rolls-Royce (Allison) 250-C28/C30/C40 series engines to prevent Outer Combustion Case (OCC) duct rupture and loss of engine power.
This AWB is based on findings of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) Final Report AO-2008-067, the Transport Safety Board of Canada (TSB) Investigation Report A12P0134 and recent CASA defect reports describing extensive OCC duct cracking in the ‘armpit’ area.
|27 Sep 2016|
|AWB 51-012 Issue 1(external link)||Potential cracks in the horizontal stabiliser attachment brackets of EC130 B4 helicopters:
The cracks appears to be isolated to the right lower bracket. Airbus helicopters are aware of these events and have developed a repair procedure for the attachment bracket (SB EC130-55-001).
|16 Sep 2016|
|AWB 31-008 Issue 2(external link)||Gyroscopic Instrument Reliability
This AWB provides advice to enhance the reliability of instruments which utilize a spinning mass gyroscope such as the artificial horizon (AH) (vertical spin axis) gyro, the directional gyro (DG) and the rate of turn indicator gyro - often combined with a slip/skid indicator and called the “Turn and Bank”. The AWB is applicable to all aircraft fitted with spinning-mass gyroscopic attitude and navigation instruments, particularly air-driven gyro instruments.
|09 Sep 2016|
|AWB 51-011 Issue 1(external link)||In EC130 B4 helicopters a crack may exist in the tail boom fenestron cone link area.
An overseas operator of B4 helicopters has found three tail booms with cracks in the cone link area.
|02 Sep 2016|
|AWB 57-015 Issue 3(external link)||The AWB is applicable to all Cessna 400, (except models 404 and 441) and 310 and 340 series aircraft, fitted with J&R Aerospace wing front spar lower attachment fittings P/N JRA-455-1.
This AWB is re-issued to ask affected aircraft operators to advise CASA and the CAA if their aircraft has a J&R manufactured wing fitting in any position.
|03 Nov 2016|
|AWB 22-002 Issue 3(external link)||This AWB is to advise operator/maintainers of all AW139 helicopters from S/N 31201 to S/N 31398 and from S/N 41201 to S/N 41293, and all AW139 helicopters from S/N 31400 to S/N 31699 and from S/N 41300 to S/N 41499 of possible inadvertent autopilot disengagement.||05 Aug 2016|
|AWB 02-056(external link)||Vortex Generators and Aerodynamic Configuration Control for Small Single and Twin Engined Aircraft.
This AWB is applicable to all small single and twin engine aeroplanes, which have, or are about to have, vortex generators (VG) or other aerodynamic enhancements installed under a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC).
|06 May 2016|
|AWB 24-011(external link)||Aircraft Circuit Breaker (CB) Maintenance and Operation.
Known issues associated with CBs and provides recommendations for the maintenance, installation and operation of CBs.
|27 Apr 2016|
|AWB 24-010(external link)||Aircraft fitted with Thales Transformer Rectifier Units (TRU) P/N F11RD4221 Amendment F.||27 Apr 2016|
|AWB 32-026 Issue 1(external link)||Cessna Single Engine Retractable Undercarriage Failures.||10 Mar 2016|
|AWB 32-024 Issue 1(external link)||Cessna Single Engine Electro-Hydraulic Systems.||10 Mar 2016|
|AWB 85-020 Issue 1(external link)||Lycoming Engines - Connecting Rod Bushing Premature Wear.||07 Mar 2016|
|AWB 28-008 Issue 2(external link)||Water Contamination of Aviation Fuel (AVGAS / MOGAS).
Comprehensive information regarding the main causes for the fuel system becoming contaminated with water which typically results in loss of engine power.
|08 Mar 2016|
|AWB 02-041 issue 3(external link)||Need to assess the systems of maintenance to ensure that any Fatigue Index (FI) has been correctly factored by the appropriate multiplication factor as advised by BAE Systems.||07 Sep 2011|
|AWB 01-030 issue 1(external link)||Unapproved Parts Notification. Relays produced without FAA Production Approval which may inadvertently be installed on aircraft including but not limited to, Fokker F-27, F27 Mark 050, F27 Mark 4000 aeroplanes and Sikorsky S-61 helicopters.||29 Jan 2016|
|AWB 01-032 issue 1(external link)||Unapproved Parts Notification - Pratt and Whitney R-985 engines. Certain bearings P/N 12768 were produced without an FAA Production Approval.||29 Jan 2016|
|AWB 53-009 issue 1(external link)||Beechcraft Duchess B76 Series Control Column Pivot Failures. Possible adverse wear of the control column pivot attachment which can result in reduced elevator control and possible loss of elevator control in flight.||29 Jan 2016|
|AWB 85-019 Issue 1(external link)||Piston Engine - Cylinder Differential Pressure (Leak) Test
This AWB is issued to provide generalised advisory material regarding acceptable means and principle factors for the performance of piston engine cylinder differential pressure (leak) tests where data from the engine manufacturer is not available.
|20 Nov 2015|
|AWB 53-008 Issue 2(external link)||To alert operators and maintainers of all Victa Airtourer aircraft of the possibility of structural corrosion in the main fuselage longerons.||12 Nov 2015|
|AWB 85-015 issue 1(external link)||To alert operators and maintenance providers to problems with weld repaired crankcases and provide recommendations to detect potential catastrophic engine failures.
This AWB is applicable to any Continental or Lycoming horizontally opposed engine crankcase which has been weld-repaired in the region of the cylinder retention studs.
*This AWB is prompted by a recent NZ occurrence on an engine with a history of offshore welding repairs
|19 Apr 2013*|
|AWB 25-006 Issue 2(external link)||All rotorcraft engaged in underslung load / non-human external cargo (NHEC) operations.||30 Jul 2015|
|AWB 79-002 Issue 2(external link)||All Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) O-300, IO-360, TSIO-360 and LTSIO-360 series engines not fitted with improved design oil pump gears per TCM SB 96-4.||30 Jul 2015|
|AWB 24-009(external link)||To alert operators of Beech B200 aircraft of the potential for inverter wiring damage that may lead to a fire in the inboard wing.||03 Jul 2015|
|AWB 55-010(external link)||Aircraft incorporating pilot operated primary flight control surface trim tab systems and trimmable horizontal stabilizers.||11 Jun 2015|
|AWB 25-030(external link)||Helicopter Personnel Winching - Human External Cargo (HEC) Operations
This AWB is applicable to all helicopter operators, pilots, crew members and maintenance personnel involved in human external cargo (HEC) winching operations.
|20 May 2015|
|AWB 25-005(external link)||Aircraft Seat Belts - Inadvertent Detachment
This AWB is applicable to all aircraft seats equipped with “D-ring” type seat belt attachment fittings used with seat belts having hooks at each end with simple spring-loaded keepers.
|15 May 2015|
|AWB 32-023(external link)||Metro/Merlin Landing Gear Yoke Torque Link Lug Inspection||04 Feb 2015|
|AWB 02-014(external link)||To provide general guidance regarding selecting aircraft tyres.||25 Nov 2014|
|AWB 57-014(external link)||Piper PA28 series aeroplanes, and PA32, PA34 and PA44 series aeroplanes which share common methods and materials of wing trailing edge flap construction to those used in the PA28 series. The AWB alerts operators and maintainers to potential severe undetected corrosion in the flap and flap attachment structure and to direct attention to the Piper Service Manual inspection recommendations.||09 Oct 2014|
|AWB 74-005(external link)||Both Champion Aerospace (Slick) and Teledyne Continental (Bendix) magnetos indicate a wide range of problems which have been found during basic magneto maintenance and operations.||24 Jul 2014|
|ATSB number||Subject||Date issued|
|AO-2017-078-SAN-001(external link)||Replacement of self-locking nuts on Robinson Helicopter Company (RHC) helicopters||28 Mar 2019|
FAA - Best Practices Guides(external link) (BPG)
|Best Practices Guide for Maintaining Exhaust System Turbocharger to Tailpipe V-band Couplings / Clamps(external link)||April 2018|
|SAIB / SAFO
|SAFO 19005(external link)||Possible improper maintenance performed by Xtra Aerospace, LLC (Xtra) in the USA.||07 Nov 2019|
|SAFO 19004(external link)||Improper overhaul performed on aircraft accessories and components by Tandem Aviation, Inc., Hialeah, Florida.||05 Nov 2019|
|SAIB NE-19-16(external link)||Avidyne SkyTrax6XXA (TAS6XXA) P/N 700-00185-(), with flight software P/N 510-00296-000 Revision 00, Revision 01, and Revision 02, commonly known as Release 2.0.0, 2.0.1, and 2.0.2.
This safety concern is corrected in flight software Revision 03 (Release 2.0.3).
|30 Oct 2019|
|SAIB CE-19-09(external link)||Mitsubishi MU-2B, MU-2B-10, MU–2B–15, MU–2B–20, MU–2B–25, MU–2B–26, MU–2B–26A, MU–2B–30, MU-2B-35, MU–2B–36, MU–2B–36A, MU–2B–40, and MU–2B–60 aircraft:
Instructions to detect and correct cracks in the wing spacer plates, which if left uncorrected, could result in reduced structural integrity of the wings.
|10 Jun 2019|
|SAIB SW-17-23R2(external link)||Crash-resistant fuel system for Airbus Helicopter models: AS350B3 helicopters with an Arriel 2D engine (marketed as a Model AS350B3e helicopter) with STC SR03931NY, and AS350D, AS350B, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350BA, AS350B3, and EC130B4 helicopters with Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services USA, Inc. STC SR02492AK||15 Jul 2019|
|SAIB CE-19-13(external link)||Flight Controls: Cable Terminals Used on 14 CFR Part 23 and CAR Part 3 Airplanes with Mechanical Flight Control Cables||02 Jul 2019|
|SAIB CE-19-14(external link)||Navigation: Flight Management Computing Software - Rockwell Collins||02 Jul 2019|
|SAIB CE-19-11(external link)||Eastern Marine Aero (EAM) Worldwide, Infant Life Vests model EAM-IN-V20L8 with P/N P0640-XXX||17 Jun 2019|
|SAIB CE-19-09(external link)||Mitsubishi Heavy Industries: Cracks in the wing spacer plates||10 Jun 2019|
|SAIB CE-19-10(external link)||Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4 and Pro Line 21 Flight Management Systems (FMS)||10 Jun 2019|
|CE-12-18(external link)||Hawker Beechcraft Corporation 33, 35 and 36 series aircraft – Inspection of flight control system cables. The American Bonanza Society Beechcraft Control Cable Turnbuckle Inspection Recommendation(external link) (PDF 103 KB), dated 8 February 2019 pertains to the subject of this FAA SAIB.||07 Feb 2012|
|SAFO 19002(external link)||Improper Overhaul and Repair of McCauley Constant Speed Propellers by Sensenich Propeller Services, Inc., North Windham, Connecticut||15 May 2019|
|NE-19-08(external link)||Reciprocating Engine Cylinder Section - Lycoming Engines Parallel Valve Cylinders||02 May 2019|
|CE-19-07(external link)||Seat Belt Buckle Failure on Schroth Safety Products Rotary Buckles Restraint Systems||02 May 2019|
|SW-19-06(external link)||Rotorcraft/All Models - Cargo Compartments - Goodrich||02 May 2019|
|SAIB SW-19-05(external link)||Bell 206L-1, 206L-3 and 206L-4 helicopters embodied with Air Comm Corporation’s Supplemental Type Certificate SH2750NM||04 Apr 2019|
|SAIB CE-19-04(external link)||Crew Oxygen System: Full face masks/smoke goggles manufactured by Collins Aerospace (formerly Rockwell Collins, B/E Aerospace)||25 Feb 2019|
|SAIB SW-18-29R1(external link)||Tail Boom Attach Structure on Bell HH-1K, UH-1A, UH-1B, UH-1E, UH-1F, UH-1H, UH-1L, UH-1P, TH-1F and TH-1L helicopters||19 Feb 2019|
|SAIB CE-19-01(external link)||Cessna 172R, 172S, 182S, 182T, T182T, 206H and T206H aircraft fitted with “Sensor-Oil Pressure (Hobbs Switch)” P/N 83278||12 Feb 2019|
|SAIB CE-18-32(external link)||Cessna 208B aircraft commonly referred to as “208B EX” or “EX” fitted with a Textron PT6A-140 engine.||29 Nov 2018|
|SAIB SW-18-31 Revision 1(external link)||Aspen Avionics, Inc. (Aspen), Evolution EFD1000 Primary Flight Display (PFD), an EFD1000 Multi-Function Display (MFD), and/or an EFD500 MFD unit as installed by Supplementary Type Certificate (STC) No. SA10822SC.||21 Nov 2018|
|SAFO 18014(external link)||Identification and Manipulation of Circuit Breakers During Abnormal or Emergency Situations.||25 Oct 2018|
|SAIB CE-18-26R1(external link)||Risks associated with Dye Penetrant Inspection Methods.||30 Oct 2018|
|SAFO 18011(external link)||Fluorescent Luminaire Cabin Light Fixtures||09 Oct 2018|
|SAIB NE-18-27(external link)||Teledyne Continental Rocker Shaft Boss Inspection Airworthiness Directive DCA/CON/168A (FAA AD 94-05-05R1 refers). This AD is applicable to all engine models listed in the applicability section of the AD regardless of the cylinder type installed (e.g. factory new cylinders, PMA cylinders, new or used, etc.).||10 Sep 2018|
|SAIB CE 18-25(external link)||Piper PA-28-140 aircraft embodied with STC SA02168AT, ie, a laminar flow extractor exhaust system.||30 Aug 2018|
|SAIB CE-18-24(external link)||Flap cables on Textron Aviation Inc. (Textron) Beechjet 400, 400A, 400T and MU-300-10 aircraft.||27 Aug 2018|
|SAFO 18008(external link)||Improper overhaul and repair of aeronautical anti-friction bearings by Kornitzky Group LLC, doing business as AeroBearings LLC of Arlington, Texas.||18 Jul 2018|
|SAIB CE-18-23(external link)||Cessna models 170, 170A, 170B, 172, 172A, 172B, 172C, 172D, 172E, 172F, 172G, 172H, 172I, 172K, 172L, 172M, 172N, 172P, 172Q, 172R, 172S, R172K, 175, 175A, 175B, 175C, 180, 180A, 180B, 180C, 180D, 180E, 180F, 180G, 180H, 180J, 180K, 182, 182A, 182B, 182C, 182D, 182E, 182F, 182G, 182H, 182J, 182K, 182L, 182M, 182N, 182P, 182Q, 182R, 182S, 182T, 185, 185A, 185B, 185C, 185D, 185E, A185E and A185F aircraft embodied with STC SA02008AK (F. Atlee Dodge Aircraft Services LLC. folding jump seats).||19 Jul 2018|
|SAIB CE-18-21(external link)||Best Practices Guide (BPG) for Maintaining Exhaust System Turbocharger to Tailpipe V-band Couplings/Clamps.||13 Jul 2018|
|SAIB CE-18-20(external link)||American Champion 7 and 8 series aircraft (also known as Aeronca, Bellanca, Champion) manufactured under FAA TCs A-759 and A21CE.||12 Jul 2018|
|SAIB SW-18-19(external link)||Aircraft fitted with Aspen EFD1000 primary flight display embodied under STC SA10822SC.||09 Jul 2018|
|SAIB HQ-18-17(external link)
Bulletin 2018.1 [PDF 279 KB]
|Migration of Super Absorbent Polymer (SAP) filter media particles into aircraft fuel supplies (A4A Bulletin 2017.2, “Modified ATA103 Requirements for Filter Monitors”, dated 11 Dec 2017, and Bulletin 2018.1, “Update on ATA103 Requirements for Filter Monitors”, dated 5 Jun 2018 refer).||22 Jun 2018|
|SAIB NE-18-16(external link)||Continental Motors, Inc. (CMI) IO-520, GTSIO-520, TSIO-520, IO-550, IOF-550, TSIO-550, TSIOF-550, and TSIOL-550 model engines.||20 Jun 2018|
|SAFO 18006(external link)||Improper maintenance performed on a variety of aircraft components and returned to service by Southern Atlanta Aerospace, LLC, which previously held FAA Air Agency Certificate No. 1SQR570B.||22 May 2018|
|SAFO 18005(external link)||Improper maintenance performed on a variety of aircraft accessories/articles and returned to service by Aviation Technologies, which previously held FAA Air Agency Certificate No. X74R704N.||23 Apr 2018|
|SAIB CE-17-25(external link)||Inspections for cracks and corrosion in elevator torque tubes on Textron Aviation Inc. (Cessna) 172, 175, 180, 182, 185, 188, and 208 aircraft.
Operators/maintainers of affected Cessna aircraft should review FAA SAIB CE-17-25 and action the safety recommendations accordingly.
Note: For affected Cessna aircraft operating in a high corrosion environment, inspect the elevator torque tube more frequently than the intervals specified in the applicable Cessna Maintenance Manual.
|25 Aug 2017|
|SAIB CE-18-14(external link)||Helio Courier aircraft H-391B, H-395, H-395A, H-250 and H-295 - Cracks in drag brace attachment on the MLG.||09 May 2018|
|SAIB SW-18-13(external link)||Agusta A119, AW119 MKII, A109E, A109S and AW109SP helicopters fitted with a left or right main transmission fitting plate (fitting) P/N 109-0330-17.||30 Apr 2018|
|SAIB SW-18-12(external link)||Navigation - Integrated Flight System - Century Flight Systems Inc||27 Mar 2018|
|SAFO 18002(external link)||Improper Overhaul Performed on Aircraft Accessories/Articles by Aircraft Technical Support, Inc. (ATS) Repair Station.||12 Mar 2018|
|SAIB SW-17-23R1(external link)||Crash-resistant fuel system for Airbus Helicopter models: AS350B3 helicopters with an Arriel 2D engine (marketed as a Model AS350B3e helicopter) with STC SR03931NY, and AS350D, AS350B, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350BA, AS350B3, and EC130B4 helicopters with Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services USA, Inc. STC SR02492AK||02 Mar 2018|
|SAIB CE-18-11(external link)||M7 Aerospace (Fairchild) SA226 and SA227 aircraft elevator control system inspection.||09 Feb 2018|
|SAIB CE-18-10(external link)||North American AT-6, AT-6A, AT-6B, AT-6C, AT-6D, AT-6F and T-6G aircraft. Inspection of fuel selector valve and associated placard.||09 Feb 2018|
|SAFO 18001(external link)||Textron King Air 90 series aircraft - Boost pumpfailure and CROSSFEED operational information.||19 Dec 2017|
|SAIB SW-15-20(external link)||Connectors in the air conditioning wiring of certain Air Comm Corporation (Air Comm) Air Conditioner Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) embodied on helicopters.||13 Aug 2015|
|SAIB CE-18-07(external link)||V-band couplings used in exhaust systems on turbocharged aircraft.||14 Dec 2017|
|SAIB CE-18-06(external link)||Air Tractor AT-401B, AT-402B, AT-502A, AT-502B, AT-504, AT-602, AT-802 and AT-802A with S/N prior to 401B/402B-1347, 502A/502B-3059, 504-4029, 602-1278 and 802/802A-0661.||01 Dec 2017|
|SAIB CE-18-05(external link)||Kidde fire extinguishers with a plastic handle manufactured between 01 Jan 1973 and 15 Aug 2017.||21 Nov 2017|
|SAIB SW-18-04(external link)||Airbus Helicopters Deutschland MBB-BK117 C-2 Engine Oil Drainage System.||16 Nov 2017|
|SAIB CE-18-03(external link)||Rudder trim actuators fitted on Tecnam P2006T aircraft||15 Nov 2017|
|SAIB SW-17-31(external link)||FAA Notice of availability of list of helicopters that are fully compliant with the latest crash resistant fuel system (CRFS) safety standards, with the following CAANZ explanatory note.
NOTE: The FAA list is based on the original airworthiness certification basis listed under the helicopter type certificate. Some manufacturers or aftermarket companies have produced upgrades which can be retrofitted to a helicopter to modify or add a fuel tank that meets CRFS safety standards. Examples of this include:
1. Robinson Service Bulletin SB-78B for the Robinson R44. (This has been mandated in New Zealand under Airworthiness Directive DCA/R44/30.)
2. FAA-approved STC SR03931NY, which embodies a crash-resistant fuel system to the Airbus Helicopters Model AS350B3 fitted with an Arriel 2D engine.
|13 Oct 2017|
|SAIB SW-17-30(external link)||Helicopters fitted with engine inlet barrier filters. Persistent or high rates of rain may result in collection and retention of water in the engine inlet barrier filter media. Depending on the precipitation rate, time of exposure and prior power settings, the water released may be of sufficient quantity to cause abnormal engine operation or flameout.||13 Oct 2017|
|SAIB SW-17-28(external link)||Boeing 75 series aircraft (manufactured under FAA Type Certificate Data Sheet A-743) fitted with a Dusters and Sprayers Supply, Inc. fuel gauge P/N AG75N1-3116 (manufactured under Part Manufacturer Approval PQ229SW).||10 Oct 2017|
|SAIB SW-17-29(external link)||Sikorsky 269C and C-1, 269D and 269D Configuration “A” helicopters - One-time Load/Stroke Test (LST) of the landing gear dampers.||10 Oct 2017|
|SAIB NE-17-27(external link)||Pratt and Whitney Canada Corporation (PWC) PW118, PW119, PW120, PW121, PW123, PW124, PW125, PW126 and PW127
engines fitted with Wencor parts manufacturer approval (PMA) main engine fuel filters P/N 5905587WE.
|09 Sep 2017|
|SAFO 13003(external link)||Potential safety concern with canopy separation on Aero Vodochody L-39 series aircraft.||18 Jan 2013|
|SAIB NE-17-26(external link)||Avidyne TAS600A, TAS600, and 9900BX Traffic Advisory System (TAS): Airworthiness concern regarding the display of intruder aircraft vertical trend indications.||25 Sep 2017|
|SAIB CE-17-18(external link)(external link)||This SAIB is applicable to mufflers fitted on Aviat Aircraft Inc. models A-1, A-1A, A-1B, and A-1C-180 aircraft.||20 Jun 2017|
|SAIB CE-17-19(external link)||This SAIB is applicable to aircraft fitted with Sandia SAE5-35 or Garmin GAE 43 cabin altitude encoders. The SAIB recommends a review of the installation configuration of the cabin altitude encoder.||22 Jun 2017|
|SAIB CE-17-16(external link)||Main landing gear actuator assemblies - Textron Aviation Inc. (Cessna Aircraft Company) 172RG, R182, TR182 and FR182 aircraft,
and all variants of 210/T210/P210 series aircraft with the exception of models 210 and 210A aircraft.
|09 Jun 2017|
|SAIB NE-17-11(external link)||Engine damage as a result of kickback - Continental Motors IO/TSIO-520 series and IO/TSIO/TSIOL-550 series engines. This SAIB alerts operators/maintainers of available service instructions to identify causes of engine kickback and recommended engine inspections following a kickback event.||10 May 2017|
|SAFO 17008(external link)||This SAFO serves to notify aircraft operators of potential operational limitations of certain attitude indicators in the event of unusual attitude recovery as recommended by National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Safety Recommendation A-14-108.||25 May 2017|
|SAIB NM-17-07(external link)||AmSafe restraint system buckle assemblies produced between November 2010 and November 2015 with an ejector base not manufactured to design specifications.||26 Jan 2017|
|SAIB CE-17-12(external link)||Inspection for loose elevator attach bolts on Cessna 150 and 152 series aircraft.||11 May 2017|
|SAFO 17005(external link)||Unauthorised maintenance performed on aircraft accessories/articles by Thunder Airmotive, Inc. (Thunder)||10 Apr 2017|
|SAIB CE-17-05(external link)||Electrical Power System Wiring - Piper PA-31-350 aircraft||16 Dec 2016|
|SAIB CE-17-03(external link)||Air Tractor AT-602 and AT-802 Series - Flight Controls, Rudder Control System||16 Dec 2016|
|SAFO 16016(external link)||This SAFO emphasises the importance of utilising checklists and specifically performing stabilised hover checks before departure.||15 Nov 2016|
|SAFO 16013(external link)||This SAFO informs air carriers and airport refuelling personnel of a safety issue involving fuel caps separating from aircraft during operations.||28 Sep 2016|
|SAFO 16011(external link)||Air Transport restrictions for recalled lithium batteries and lithium battery powered devices.||16 Sep 2016|
|SAIB CE-12-06(external link)||General aviation aircraft hazards associated with water contamination of fuel tank systems.
This SAIB is similar to SAIB CE-10-40R1, dated 30 July 2010, which addresses specific Cessna aircraft models, and is meant to cover general aviation aircraft not included in SAIB CE-10-40R1.
|03 Nov 2011|
|SAIB CE-10-40R1(external link)||Cessna aircraft model 100, 200 or 300 series hazards associated with water contamination of fuel tank systems.||30 Jul 2010|
|SAFO 16012(external link)||Corrosion on Bell Helicopter Engine-Mount Leg-Assembly
This FAA InFO informs helicopter operators/maintainers of potential failure of engine mount assemblies on Bell Helicopter models 206L1 and 206L3 due to corrosion.
|04 Aug 2016|
|SAFO 16007(external link)||This SAFO alerts operators to the recent release of Technical Standard Order (TSO) TSO-C172, Revision A, with an effective date of December 22, 2015. Specifically, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is drawing attention to the note in Appendix 1, which states the prohibited use of the D6 end fitting. This prohibition is due to risk of self or inadvertent disengagement, whether or not the D6 end fitting is under tension.||11 Jul 2016|
|SAIB CE-13-22(external link)||Known continued failures of W31 series Switch Style Circuit Breakers (SSCB) manufactured by Tyco or Potter Brumfield.||13 Mar 2013|
|SAFO 16002(external link)||Improperly repaired Cessna 206 and 207 Aircraft Engine Induction Air Boxes which could include P/N 1250700-5, 1250700-7, 1250702-2, 1250702-4, 1250702-5, or 1250702-7, with S/N ranging from PAM 001 to PAM 200.||25 Jan 2016|
|SAIB NE-15-21(external link)||Design issue with Wencor LLC, PMA supplements 2 and 62 fuel nozzle sheath P/N 3119920-01WE which can be fitted to certain P&W PT6A series engines.||19 Aug 2015|
|SAIB HQ-14-16(external link)||Standard Hardware AN, MS and NAS Fasteners||28 Apr 2014|
|SAIB NE-14-13(external link)||Lycoming Engines of the possible failure of engine thru-studs, and/or cylinder mounting studs. The FAA received reports identifying cylinder mounting studs that failed on Lycoming engines due to the absence of protective cadmium plating on the studs.||24 Mar 2014|
|2018-20180315005(external link)||VAL Avionics Ltd communication, navigation and electrical power system listed in UPN 2018-20180315005 were produced without a FAA production approval.||17 Aug 2018|
|2018-20171027020(external link)||Boeing Stearman A75 series aircraft - Wing ribs and stringer segments manufactured by Dusters and Sprayers Supply, Inc., Chickasha, Oklahoma.||09 Jul 2018|
|2017-98-071R(external link)||Suspected Unapproved Parts (SUP) manufactured and supplied by GEE-BEE, Palm Desert, CA, between 1995 and 2017 for installation on type-certificated products.||10 Oct 2017|
|2017-2016SW410003(external link)||Boeing 75 series aircraft fuel gauge assembly P/N AG75N1-3116 manufactured by Dusters and Sprayers Supply Inc, between August 2002 and September 2016.||04 Oct 2017|
|2016-20160316004(external link)||Wesco Aircraft located in Valencia, California, produced Boeing bushings P/N BACB28AK07-465 (Lot number 116690-1) and direct shipped them to aerospace customers under Boeing’s FAA production approval. Wesco Aircraft and Fitz Aerospace (dba ESNA) are not FAA production approval holders.||30 Sep 2016|
|2016_20160519004(external link)||Information received during an FAA Suspected Unapproved Parts (SUP) investigation revealed that between October 2010 and April 2016, AmSafe Inc., an FAA Production Approval Holder, located at 1043 N. 47 Ave., Phoenix, Arizona 85043, manufactured and sold restraint systems, subassemblies and articles without FAA production approval.
Restraint systems, subassemblies and articles have these characteristics:
|19 Sep 2016|
|2016-20160212004(external link)||Information discovered during an FAA Suspected Unapproved Parts (SUP) investigation revealed that between June 2012 and June 2016, Commercial Aircraft, 10490 Markison Road, Dallas, TX 75238, produced and sold certain aircraft galley equipment without having a FAA production approval.||01 Sep 2016|
|2016-20160701032(external link)||The unapproved status of Aerostop Seat Locks produced and sold by Aerostop or Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Company. The FAA determined that Aerostop, located in California, manufactured and sold Aerostop Seat Locks. An FAA investigation revealed the manufacturer did not obtain FAA approval to manufacture these parts listed for use on type certificated products.||11 Aug 2016|
|2016-20151209008(external link)||Information received during a FAA Suspected Unapproved Parts (SUP) investigation confirmed that EagleFlite, located in La Quinta, California may have distributed nonconforming floating miniature nuts-stake P/N MF7200-06, between 2000 and 2016.||15 Jul 2016|
|2016-20121019011(external link)||Counterfeit Intel microprocessors sold by the Harry Krantz Company, LLC and Bay Components, LLC, Inc.||27 Jul 2016|
|2016-20151120004(external link)||A FAA suspected unapproved parts investigation revealed that between March 2011 and December 2015, an eBay seller listed and sold several model 369 horizontal tip plate assemblies, P/N 369D23760 without MDHI approval.||24 May 2016|
|2016-2013NM460018(external link)||Unapproved status of Ameri-King Corp parts and articles.||01 Mar 2016|
|2016-20150609004(external link)||Certificated aircraft approved for return to service by Mr. Dan Hollingsworth dba Dan’s Aircraft repair Inc. (Certificate # QXDR022J) after making repairs to Ceconite covering material or installation of aircraft fabric covering using Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) # SA4503NM.||27 Jan 2016|
|2015-20140806009(external link)||De Havilland DHC-2 aileron skins, elevator skins, flap skins, rudder skins and stabiliser tips produced by Peninsula Air Metals and sold as individual parts to customers for repairs.||24 Apr 2015|
NTSB - Safety Alerts(external link) (SA)
|SA-068(external link)||NTSB Safety Alert - Flight helmet cords could potentially impede egress in an emergency.||Sep 2017|
EASA - Safety Information Bulletins(external link) (SIB)
|SIB 2019-16(external link)||umlaut engineering GmbH (formerly P3 Engineering GmbH) Part Number (P/N) P3APP003010A and P/N P3APP003010C HAFEX (Halon-free) fire extinguishers, having a manufacturing date 03/2019, 04/2019, 05/2019, 06/2019 or 07/2019, and having a serial number as listed in the referenced VSB. Note: These fire extinguishers are known to be installed on, but not limited to, Airbus A318, A319, A320, A321 and A350 aeroplanes; ATR 72 aeroplanes; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland MBB-BK 117 and EC135 helicopters; Airbus Helicopters AS 332, AS 365 and EC 155 helicopters; and Leonardo AW139, AW169 and AW189 helicopters.||27 Nov 2019|
|SIB 2019-08(external link)||Safran Aerosystems (formerly Zodiac Aerotechnics) oxygen regulator mask assemblies P/N MF10-05-11 or MF20-534. These assemblies are known to be installed on aeroplanes manufactured by Airbus.||15 May 2019|
|SIB 2017-18R1(external link)||Installation of Crash Resistant Fuel System - AS 350 B3 helicopters fitted with an Arriel 2D engine, AS 350 D, AS 350 B, AS 350 B1, AS 350 B2, AS 350 BA, AS 350 B3 and EC 130 B4 helicopters.||15 May 2019|
|SIB 2019-07(external link)||All gliders including powered gliders which require rigging||30 Apr 2019|
|SIB 2019-04(external link)||Avoiding obstacles illuminated with Light Emitting Diode (LED) obstacle lights whilst operating using Night Vision Goggles (NVGs)||28 Feb 2019|
All AW 169 helicopters fitted with main rotor damper links P/N 6F6220V00452.
|27 Feb 2019|
|Explosive Door Openings on Parked Aeroplanes (prompted by several overseas occurrences)||12 Feb 2019|
|Cabri G2 helicopters, S/N 1003 through to 1233||20 Dec 2018|
|Quarter-Turn Ball Valves used on Balloon Liquid Gas Cylinders||06 Sep 2018|
Airbus Helicopters with a Single Hydraulic Power System - Hydraulic Emergency Procedure and Hydraulic Failure Training
|04 Sep 2018|
Helicopter operators performing hoist or external sling load operations
|18 Jul 2018|
Penny & Giles multi-purpose flight recorders (MPFRs) listed in the effectivity of Penny & Giles Aerospace Limited SB No. D51615-31-22, dated February 2018.
|08 Feb 2018|
Environmentally Assisted Cracking (EAC) in certain aluminium alloys.
|13 Sep 2018|
Esterline Belgium (formerly BARCO NV) DU-875, DU-885 and DU-885AF displays, as identified by P/N in Appendix 1 and 2 of this SIB. These displays are installed as part of the Honeywell Primus Elite display update of the Primus 1000 and Primus 2000 suites.
|22 Jun 2017|
EASA SIB 2016-16R1 dated 24 May 2017 is applicable to AMSAFE Rotary Buckles (RB) P/N 1150004-series, manufactured from December 2013 through to April 2016.
|24 May 2017|
EASA SIB 2017-07 dated 23 May 2017 is applicable to all helicopters fitted with Goodrich / UTAS hoists P/N 42315, 42325, 44301, 44311, 44312, 44314, 44316 or 44318 (any suffix). The SIB is prompted by a report of finding a hoist cable improperly attached to the storage drum during maintenance. Operators/maintainers of affected hoists are recommended to comply with the instructions in Airbus Helicopters Safety Information Notice N° 3102-S-25 dated 21 Dec 2016, and Leonardo Helicopters Information Letter AW139-17-086 dated 10 May 2017.
|23 May 2017|
|SIB 2017-01(external link)||This Safety Information Bulletin supersedes EASA SIB 2016-14R1 and provides general safety precautions regarding the air transportation of damaged, defective or recalled lithium batteries.||09 Feb 2017|
|SIB 2016-19R1(external link)||Enhanced Surveillance Parameters to Mode S Ground Stations
EASA SIB 2016-19R1 revises and replaces SIB 2016-19 dated 13 December 2016, including the correction dated 16 December 2016, to clarify the applicability.
This SIB is applicable to Mode S Transponders XS-852E and XS-852F, incorporated in Primus II Integrated Communication Units (also known as COM units) RCZ-833J, -833K, -851J, -851K, and -854J, Part Number (P/N) 7510700-563, P/N 7510700-613, P/N 7510700-615, P/N 7510700-624, P/N 7510700-625, P/N 7510700-663, P/N 7510700-665 and P/N 7510700-675; and Mode S Transponders, Primus EPIC XS-857A and -858A, P/N 7517400-950 and P/N 7517401-960.
These transponders are known to be installed on, but not limited to, aeroplanes manufactured by Textron Aviation (formerly Cessna), Embraer, Gulfstream and Learjet.
|09 Jan 2017|
|SIB 2016-14R1(external link)
|Safety precautions for the air transport of damaged, defective or recalled lithium batteries.||13 Oct 2016|
|SIB 2016-15(external link)||W24EMR-C spark plugs, known to be installed on, but not limited to, Hélicoptères
Guimbal (HG) Cabri G2 helicopters, if fitted with a Lycoming O-360-J2A engine
modified by STC EASA.E.S.01001, currently EASA STC 10015311.
|30 Sep 2016|
|SIB 2014-07R1(external link)||Unexpected Autopilot Behaviour on an Instrument Landing System (ILS) Approach.
Aeroplanes fitted with an automatic flight control system (AFCS, autopilot) and ILS capability.
The SIB is prompted by reports of a number of occurrences of unexpected autopilot behaviour while intercepting the ILS glideslope signal from above the 3 degree nominal flight path with the AFCS engaged.
|12 Aug 2015|
|SIB 2015-08(external link)||Britten Norman BN2 Aeroplanes - Installation of Correct Access Panel Bolts.||23 Apr 2015|
|SIB 2009-22R1(external link)||ICAO Doc. 9481-AN/928 Emergency Response Guidance for Aircraft Incidents Involving Dangerous Goods to establish comprehensive procedures, tailored to their type(s) of operation to mitigate the risks associated with fires to batteries contained in PEDs transported in cabins by passengers and crew.||07 Apr 2015|
|SIB 2009-28R1(external link)||Flight Data Recorder and Cockpit Voice Recorder Systems Serviceability||08 Jan 2015|
|SIB 2015-01(external link)||Non-conforming Standard Hardware - Alcoa Fastening Systems Barrel Nuts, Part Number (P/N) NAS577B7A: Batch numbers 5334992-000, M004187-000 and 5323292-000.||07 Jan 2015|
|SIB 2014-34(external link)||Possible Exceedance of Engine Temperature Limits of BRP-Powertrain Rotax 912 and 914 Engines||23 Dec 2014|
|SIB 2014-19(external link)||Notification of Unapproved Parts||17 Jun 2014|
|SIB 2014-18(external link)||Notification of Unapproved Parts due to theft||11 Jun 2014|
|SIB 2012-06R2(external link)||Defective Standard Hardware - MS21042, NAS1291 and LN9338 Self- Locking Nuts and NAS626 Bolts||28 Oct 2013|
Civil Aviation Safety Alerts (CASA)(external link)
Service Difficulty Alerts(external link)
Service Difficulty Advisories(external link)
Feedback - Canadian Aviation Service Difficulty Reports(external link) - Feedback is published quarterly by the Continuing Airworthiness Division of Transport Canada, informing the aviation community of reported day-to-day problems that affect aircraft airworthiness in Canada. Subscribe(external link)
Aviation Safety Letter(external link) - published quarterly, only available online. Subscribe(external link)
|CASA 2019-06(external link)||Bell 429 fitted with an external hoist||08 Nov 2019|
issue 01(external link)
|Quad City Challenger II Lift Strut Brackets||01 Mar 2019|
issue 01(external link)
|All DHC-3 Otter aircraft - Front Float Strut||11 Jan 2019|
|CASA 2018-11(external link)
issue 01(external link)
|Risk of fuel boost pump unporting with low fuel levels and uncoordinated flight||31 Dec 2018|
|CASA 2018-10(external link)
issue 01(external link)
|Operators and maintainers of Bell 206L series, 407 and 505 helicopters - Cracking of Main Rotor Transmission Bevel Gears.||16 Nov 2018|
|CASA 2018-05(external link)
issue 01(external link)
Pratt & Whitney PT6B-37A engines fitted with a fuel control unit overhauled after December 2016. P&W Service Information Letter (SIL) No PT6B-045 refers.
|07 May 2018|
|CASA 2017-07(external link)||
The purpose of this Civil Aviation Safety Alert (CASA) is to ensure that affected operators are aware that use of tail rotor pitch change chain assembly P/N 205-001-721-001 for Bell 204B helicopters is no longer supported by Bell Helicopter.
Affected tail rotor pitch change chain assembly may also be installed on other Bell helicopter models.
|29 Aug 2017|
issue 01(external link)
|The purpose of this Civil Aviation Safety Alert (CASA) is to raise awareness of several occurrences where critical hardware was found missing from tail rotor drive shaft flexible couplings on Bell 206A, 206B, 206B-3, 206L-1, 206 L-3 AND 206L-4 helicopters and to recommend strict adherence to Bell Helicopter maintenance practices that reduce the likelihood of this type of failure||29 Mar 2017|
|CASA 2016-14(external link)||
The purpose of this Civil Aviation Safety Alert (CASA) is to raise awareness of the possibility of cracking and potential failures of control columns installed on Piper PA-28 series of aircraft.
|09 Dec 2016|
|CASA 2016-11(external link)||
The purpose of this CASA is to emphasize the importance to thoroughly examine the engine mount legs on Bell model 206L-series helicopters and replace deteriorated parts.
|03 Nov 2016|
issue 01(external link)
|Boeing B75N1 fitted with Hamilton Standard model 11C1 propeller blades.
Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) has identified a potential hazard associated with the propellers used on some models of this aircraft.
|12 Aug 2016|
issue 01(external link)
|Bell 206, 206L and 407 helicopters. The purpose of this CASA is to alert operators/maintainers of:
||15 Aug 2106|
issue 02(external link)
|The potential hazard resulting from the possible failure of MS21042 and NAS1291 series nuts and to identify an additional affected lot manufactured by Airfasco Industries (Canton, Ohio, USA). This revision also addresses a recent Service Difficulty Report (SDR) event of a failed NAS1291-7 nut and introduces a recommended torque-test bench check for received and in-stock hardware.||25 May 2015|
|CASA 2014-04(external link)||The Negative Torque Sensing System fitted on Honeywell TPE331 series of engines is designed to automatically reduce drag on the affected engine in the event of an engine failure or engine shutdown. It is not an automatic feathering system.||15 Aug 2014|
|CASA 2014-02(external link)||The installation of an Artificial Stall Warning System on all DHC-2 Beaver series aircraft||17 Jul 2014|
|SN-2019/004(external link)||This Safety Notice provides advice to Yak 50/52 aircraft pilots on the use of the fuel pump primer in the event of an emergency, such as loss of fuel pressure, or loss of engine power in flight.||17 Jun 2019|
|MPD 2019-004-E(external link)||Non type-certified Rotax 912 i series and 915 i A series engines, all S/N. These engines are known to be installed in Light Sport Aircraft (LSA), microlights and amateur built aircraft.||12 Apr 2019|
|SN-2019/003(external link)||This Safety Notice applies to GA aircraft which may include microlights, amateur built and historic aircraft, balloons, gliders, helicopters, piston singles and twins up to 5,700 kg MCTOW.
Note: The assessment and inspection of harnesses is carried out in an environment involving personnel authorised for the task. The decision as to serviceability ultimately rests with these authorised personnel in combination with suitable guidance/criteria. Where no explicit criteria are given in maintenance instructions, the situation should be dealt with following appropriate best practice, including that presented in this Safety Notice. Whilst several manufacturers provide some guidance to support the safety harness maintenance tasks, this is generally only applicable to their products. This Safety Notice provides generic advice regarding safety harness inspection and maintenance practice for GA aircraft, identifying points to consider when establishing the ongoing integrity of the aircraft lap and shoulder harnesses.
|13 Mar 2019|
|SN-2015/002(external link)||Schweizer 269C-1 helicopters need to perform the post-flight idle speed and mixture checks specified in section 4.14 of the AFM.||31 Jul 2015|