Did FAA Jump The Gun On Eclipse AD? | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne/NBAA2014 10.20.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne/NBAA2014 10.20.14 **
** Airborne 10.17.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 10.17.14 **
** Airborne 10.15.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 10.15.14 **

Fri, Mar 11, 2011

Did FAA Jump The Gun On Eclipse AD?

Eclipse's Mason Holland Comments And Asserts That Fix Is Already Underway

The establishment of an AD on the Eclipse for a known problem with high-altitude operations appears to have been undertaken even though the problem is both known as well as in the process of being fixed.

Eclipse's Mason Holland
and ANN's Jim Campbell

ANN checked with Eclipse Boss Mason Holland and got his input after the rumor of the pending AD leaked out -- an AD, that we're told was also opposed by Pratt & Whitney and Transport Canada.

"P&WC and EAI are in the final stages of completing a new combustion liner for the engine to solve the problem and return the EA-500 back to 41,000 feet. We expect that fix to be on the market approximately 60 days. Due to the data we gathered for P&WC on the isolated engine surge events, P&WC, EAI and Transport Canada collectively agreed that the current 37,000 foot AD restriction be revised to include a time limit when flying above 30,000 feet.

The data supports that carbon builds up in no appreciable amounts on any flight above 30,000 feet until the plane has been in that environment for over 85 minutes. However, based on the data we provided to the SW ACO, both manufacturers, P&WC and EAI, believe the AD ultimately issued today is to restrictive, is not supported by data, and we are seeking a correction before it goes into effect in ten days."

FMI: www.eclipseaerospace.net

Advertisement

More News

Airborne at NBAA--10.20.14: HondaJet, Honeywell Forecast, Gulfstream's G500/G600

Also: Garmin's ADS-B For BizAv, R44s For Jordan, Textron Aviation, Hartzell Props, Clarity Aloft Pro Plus At a news conference early Monday at the 2014 NBAA convention, HondaJet sa>[...]

Airborne 10.17.14: Enstrom Delivers, Flight School Scandal, NBAA2014

Also: Rare O-46 Rebuild, Valor Unveiled, OK's Anti-Fly-In Airport, FAA Screw-Ups, The first Enstrom Model 480B-G has been delivered to Rick Boswell of New Hampshire with the Garmin>[...]

Airborne at NBAA--10.20.14: HondaJet, Honeywell Forecast, Gulfstream's G500/G600

Also: Garmin's ADS-B For BizAv, R44s For Jordan, Textron Aviation, Hartzell Props, Clarity Aloft Pro Plus At a news conference early Monday at the 2014 NBAA convention, HondaJet sa>[...]

Game-Changing NBAA2014 Sponsor Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics!

Innovation Brings Safe, Certified, Nanophosphate® Lithium Batteries To New Business Aircraft True Blue Power is the first company in the world to achieve FAA TSO and EASA ETSO >[...]

ANN FAQ: Feel The Propwash!

Get Aero-News Delivered To Your E-Mail We know you, like many of our readers, make it a point to check out the latest news and information daily on Aero-News... but did you know th>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC