AD: AutoGyro Certification Limited | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Most Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne On YouTube

Holiday

Airborne-Unlimited-02.20.24

Airborne-Unlimited-02.14.24 Airborne-AffordableFlyers-02.15.24

Airborne-Unlimited-02.16.24

Thu, Jun 23, 2022

AD: AutoGyro Certification Limited

AD 2022-13-07 Prompted By Reports Of Rotor Blade Longitudinal Cracking

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all AutoGyro Certification Limited (type certificate previously held by RotorSport UK Ltd) Model Calidus, Cavalon, and MTOsport 2017 gyroplanes.

This AD was prompted by reports of rotor blade longitudinal cracking and rotor blade attachment bolt hole fretting corrosion and cracking. This AD requires reducing the life limits for the rotor systems, repetitively inspecting each rotor blade, and depending on the outcome, removing parts from service. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD becomes effective July 7, 2022.

Supplementary Information: UK CAA, which is the aviation authority for the United Kingdom, has issued UK CAA MPD 2022-002, dated January 24, 2022 (UK CAA MPD 2022-002), to correct an unsafe condition for Autogyro Certification Limited (formerly Rotorsport Uk Limited) Model MT-03, MTOsport, MTOsport 2017, Calidus, and Cavalon gyroplanes. UK CAA advises of rotor blade longitudinal cracking and rotor blade attachment bolt hole fretting corrosion and cracking on gyroplanes with a Rotor System II installed. According to the UK CAA, due to design similarity, this condition may also affect gyroplanes with a Rotor System I installed. This condition, if not addressed, could result in loss of a rotor blade and subsequent loss of control of the gyroplane.  Accordingly, UK CAA MPD 2022-002 requires determining the accumulated flight hours on the rotor system, complying with new life limits for the rotor systems, and repetitively inspecting each rotor blade to hub bar attachment fastenings and blade holes. Depending on the outcome of the inspections, UK CAA MPD 2022-002 requires replacing and returning parts, and reporting certain information to Autogyro Certification Limited and the UK CAA.

FMI: www.regulations.gov, www.rotorsport.org

Advertisement

More News

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.17.24): Total Estimated Elapsed Time [ICAO]

Total Estimated Elapsed Time [ICAO] For IFR flights, the estimated time required from takeoff to arrive over that designated point, defined by reference to navigation aids, from wh>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.17.24)

“Failing to adhere to the safety requirements for flying drones endangers people and property. All drone operators have a responsibility to ensure that they observe all appli>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.18.24)

“NASA scientific instruments are on their way to the Moon – a giant leap for humanity as we prepare to return to the lunar surface for the first time in more than half >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.18.24): VFR Not Recommended

VFR Not Recommended An advisory provided by a flight service station to a pilot during a preflight or inflight weather briefing that flight under visual flight rules is not recomme>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.18.24)

Aero Linx: International Auster Club Welcome to The International Auster Club... The oldest specific aircraft type club in the United Kingdom and possibly in the world. There are c>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2024 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC