Thu, Sep 28, 2006
Diamond Aircraft Industries DA 40 aircraft:
- With aircraft serial numbers 40.448 through 40.673 inclusive,
but excluding 40.538, 40.590, 40.641, 40.642, 40.644, 40.651,
40.654, 40.655 and 40.669; and
- Fitted with Garmin G1000 Integrated Avionics System in
accordance with EASA STC.IM.A.S.01023 or FAA STC SA01254WI and have
logged less than 50 hours total time since installation.
Requirement: Carry out the inspection for
possible contamination of the engine fuel system in accordance with
Diamond Aircraft Mandatory Service Bulleting (MSB) 40-048 Revision
1 dated 18 September 2006 or later EASA approved revisions.
Note: EASA Emergency Airworthiness Directive
(AD) number 2006-0295-E dated 26 September 2006 refers.
Within 10 flight hours from the effective date of this AD but not
later than 30 November 2006.
This Airworthiness Directive becomes effective on 29 September
Background: During production installation of
the Garmin G1000 STC (Integrated Avionics System) some parts of the
installed fuel system indicating system were contaminated with
particles from the manufacturing process, which may lead to
improper engine operation, power loss or in-flight engine failure.
In order to address identified unsafe condition, this AD requires a
one time special inspection and rectification for the effected
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