Sat, Jun 18, 2005
AD Number: DCA/AS350/84
Subject: RH Cabin Vibration Damper Assembly –
Inspection and Replacement Applicability: Model AS 350 B, BA, BB,
B1, B2, B3 and D aircraft fitted with a cabin vibration damper
assembly installed on the starboard side of the aircraft and an
automatic flight control system.
Effective Date: 17 June 2005
Requirement: To prevent the failure of the
blade of the cabin vibration damper assembly, which could lead to
the failed part interfering with the trim actuator rod, resulting
in the jamming of the flight controls, accomplish the
1. Visually inspect the visible areas of the cabin vibration damper
assembly blade for cracks, per paragraph 2.B.1. of EUROCOPTER AS
350 Alert Telex 05.00.48.
2. Replace cracked blades per paragraph 2.B.1. of Alert Telex
(DGAC AD UF-2005-102 refers)
Compliance: 1. At every daily post flight
2. Before further flight.
Note: This AD is prompted by advice from the
manufacturer and the French Airworthiness
Authorities after a vibration damper failed in flight. The
investigation revealed the
failed components could cause interference with the flight
controls. This AD should
be accomplished by adding the pilot’s inspection requirement
to the aircraft tech log.
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