Fri, Mar 29, 2013
AD NUMBER: 2013-05-14
PRODUCT: Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (Bell), Model 412 and 412EP helicopters.
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2013-05-14
ACTION: Final Rule
SUMMARY: This AD requires establishing a lower life limit on certain swashplate outer ring assemblies (outer ring), revising the retirement life on the components' history card or equivalent record, and revising the maintenance manual or Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA).
This AD also prohibits installing these outer rings on any helicopter. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking in the outer rings. The actions are intended to prevent failure of an outer ring because of cracking, which could lead to the loss of main rotor (M/R) blade pitch control and subsequent loss of helicopter control.
DATES: This AD is effective April 26, 2013.
Also: Girls In Aviation 2016, Quicksilver Across America, Heli Celebration, Russian Airline Bankruptcy, Custom Avionics Acquired, Westjet Air Center, NASA Selects Student Teams ANN>[...]
Will Supply 194 Aircraft To The Indian Air Force (IAF), Indian Navy (IN) And National Cadet Corps (NCC). Pipistrel has been selected by the government of India to equip the Indian >[...]
Demonstration Team Flew During Annual Fleet Week Celebration The Navy's Blue Angels precision demonstration team performed over the weekend in San Francisco as part of the city's a>[...]
National Aviation Hall of Fame They dreamed the dreams. They harnessed the technologies. They created a world where the sky was no longer the limit.>[...]
Issued by airworthiness authorities to correct a defect found in an aircraft type after certification.>[...]