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Wed, Mar 07, 2018

AD: AgustaWestland S.p.A. Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2018-05-02

PRODUCT: Certain AgustaWestland S.p.A. (AgustaWestland) Model AW189 helicopters.

ACTION: Final Rule.

SUMMARY:  This AD requires replacing the seal and filler wedges of all emergency exit windows.

This AD was prompted by a report that some windows were improperly glued when installed.

DATES: This AD is effective April 4, 2018.

COST: The FAA estimates that this AD affects 2 helicopters of U.S. Registry and that labor costs average $85
per work-hour.

Based on these estimates, the following costs are estimated:

  • Removing and replacing the window seals and fillers requires 40 work-hours and that parts cost about $834, for a total cost of $4,234 per helicopter.


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