MANUFACTURER: SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2010-07-07
SUMMARY: This AD results from mandatory
continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation
authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe
condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe
It has been discovered that the foam inside the towing bar box is
not conformed to the certification specification, and especially
the flame resistance properties.
In case of fire in the front baggage compartment, the non conformed
foam could rapidly propagate the flames and/or emit toxic fumes in
We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe
condition on these products.