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February 12, 2022

NBAA Holds Professional Development Day to Sold-Out Crowds

Bolen: "The Energy and Off the Charts" 

The NBAA completed its sold-out Professional Development Program, packing hundreds of attendees into its networking sessions and speeches at the 2022 Leadership Conference. This year, a theme of "Return to Service" was front and center as an industry looks to bounce back and leap beyond its pre-2020 state. Discussions at the event focused on improved thinking, positive examples in leadership, motivating workers, and ensuring organizational health and safety. The conference followed the first NBAA event of the year, a Regional Forum held at Miami-Opa Locka Executive which brought in almost 2,500 attendees to the sold-out exhibit floor.

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AD: Viking Air Limited

AD 2022-03-04 Requires Incorporating Into Maintenance Records New Or Revised Life Limits...

The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 80-13-10, AD 80-13-12 R1, and AD 2008-03-01, which applied to certain de Havilland (type certificate now held by Viking Air Limited) Model DHC-6-1, DHC-6-100, DHC-6-200, and DHC-6-300 airplanes. AD 80-13-10 required repetitively inspecting the main landing gear (MLG) legs for cracks and corrosion. AD 80-13-12 R1 required repetitively inspecting each engine nacelle lower longeron for cracks and buckling. AD 2008-03-01 required incorporating inspections, modifications, and life limits of certain structural components into the aircraft maintenance program. Since the FAA issued those ADs, new and more restrict

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AD: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Helicopters

AD 2022-03-09 Requires Replacing Affected GPS Receivers

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Model S-76D helicopters. This AD was prompted by reports that certain Thales global positioning system (GPS) satellite based augmentation system (SBAS) receivers provided, under certain conditions, erroneous outputs on aircraft positions. This AD requires replacing affected GPS receivers and prohibits installing those GPS receivers. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective March 17, 2022.

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