Steering System Hydraulic Installation 11/2005 DM
Applicability: All Model
C-212 series aeroplanes.
Requirement: 1. Unless previously accomplished,
do the actions in Requirements (1)(a) and (1)(b) of this Directive
in accordance with the applicable service bulletin.
(a) Rework the nose landing gear (NLG) in accordance with the
Accomplishment Instructions of CASA Service Bulletin 212-32-21,
Revision 2 dated 10 November 1987.
(b) Modify the hydraulic steering system of the NLG in
accordance with the Instructions for Accomplishment of CASA Service
Bulletin SB-212-32-22 Revision 2 dated 28 July 1997.
2. Test the cable tension of the nosewheel steering system.
Adjust the tension, if necessary. Accomplish these actions in
accordance with CASA COM 212-172 Revision 4 dated 9 December 2002,
or CASA COM 212-173 Revision 3 dated 22 February 1995; as
3. Revise the Limitations Section of the Aeroplane Flight Manual
(AFM) to include the following statement. This may be accomplished
by inserting a copy of this AD in the AFM.
"Nose wheel malfunction during take-off run-Initiate or "perform"
normal RTO procedures."
Note 1: When a statement identical to that in
Requirement 3 of this Directive has been included in the general
revisions of the AFM, the general revisions may be inserted into
the AFM, and the copy of this Directive may be removed from the
4. Do not install on any aeroplane a NLG unless it has been
reworked in accordance with paragraph (1)(a) of this AD.
Note 2: Spanish AD 01/02 dated 17 April 2002
Compliance: For Requirement 1: Before 30 May
For Requirement 2: Within 600 flight hours
after any abnormal vibration of the nosewheel steering system
For Requirement 3: Remains unchanged as: Unless
previously accomplished, Within 6 months after the effective date
of the original issue of this Directive.
For Requirement 4: From the effective date of this
This Amendment becomes effective on 10 September 2005.
Background: This Directive requires rework of
the nose landing gear; modification of the hydraulic steering
system; a test of the cable tension for the nosewheel steering
system when abnormal vibration occurs, and adjustment of the cable
tension, if necessary; and a revision to the Limitations section of
the aeroplane flight manual to include certain procedures to be
performed during the takeoff run. This action is necessary to
prevent failure of the auxiliary landing gear direction system,
which could result in abnormal vibrations during takeoff and
landing runs, and consequent reduced controllability of the
aeroplane. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe
This amendment extends the compliance period for the replacement of
certain parts due to the manufacturer being able to supply those
parts in the required time frame. The other requirements detailed
in this directive still remain in force to address the unsafe
condition. The original issue of this Directive became effective on
17 March 2005.