PRODUCT: Bell Model 430 helicopters. SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2013-08-06 ACTION: Final Rule
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the product listed above which requires replacing certain components of the air data system. This AD was prompted by the discovery of incorrect indicated airspeed when the helicopter was tested to the cold temperature limits (-40 degrees centigrade) required for Category A operations. The actions of this AD are intended to correct the published Vne and to correct the indicated airspeed.