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FAA proposes $348,000 civil penalty against Chautauqua Airlines
28 April 2010

FAA proposes $348,000 civil penalty against Chautauqua Airlines

28 April 2010

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a $348,000 civil penalty against Chautauqua Airlines for allegedly operating some of its regional jets without performing inspections required by five different FAA airworthiness directives (ADs). FAA investigations found that problems with Chautauqua’s management of its maintenance program and its system for tracking the status of airworthiness […]

EASA issues Emergency AD on ATR-72 flight controls

1 April 2010

EASA issued an emergency airworthiness directive (EAD 2010-0063-E) regarding ATR-72 flight controls. During flight control checks prior to take-off (cockpit pre-flight preparations), abnormal motion of the rudder pedal was observed in two ATR72-212A aeroplanes, the affected pedal staying stuck on its stop end position. Subsequent inspection showed that in both cases, one of the rudder […]

Emergency AD: A330 main fuel pump system

15 March 2010

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued an emergency airworthiness directive EAD 2010-0042-E regarding the main fuel pump system and water scavenge system on certain Airbus A330 aircraft. During a recent in-service event the flight crew of a Trent 700 powered A330 aircraft reported a temporary Engine Pressure Ratio (EPR) shortfall on engine 2 during […]

Emergency AD: 737NG elevator tab controls

13 March 2010

The U.S. FAA issued an Emergency airworthiness directive (AD) 2010-06-51 to all owners and operators of  Boeing 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. The FAA received a report of failure of the aft attach lugs on the left elevator tab control mechanism, which resulted in severe elevator vibration. The flightcrew diverted from […]