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FAA proposes $445,125 civil penalty against Horizon Air
3 May 2012

FAA proposes $445,125 civil penalty against Horizon Air

3 May 2012

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $445,125 civil penalty against Horizon Air  for allegedly operating a Bombardier DHC-8-400 aircraft on 45 flights when it was not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. The FAA alleges Horizon failed to comply with an airworthiness directive (AD) that required the airline to inspect for cracked or […]

FAA proposes $777,000 civil penalty against Horizon Air

10 December 2011

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a $777,000 civil penalty against Horizon Air Industries for allegedly operating 32 Bombardier DHC-8-400 Dash 8 turboprop aircraft on 49,870 flights when the aircraft were not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. The FAA alleged Horizon installed new external lighting systems on the aircraft, but did not conduct […]

Transport Canada issues emergency AD on DHC-8-400 wing to fuselage attachment joints

25 July 2011

Transport Canada issued an emergency airworthiness directive regarding wing to fuselage attachment joints on DHC-8-400 aircraft models. Transport Canada reports that there have been three in-service reports of cracked barrel nuts found at the front spar locations of the wing to fuselage attachment joints. Additionally, three operators have reported finding a loose washer in the barrel nut assembly. […]

FAA proposes $350,000 civil penalty against Lynx Aviation

8 April 2011

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $350,000 civil penalty against Lynx Aviation of Westminster, Colo., for allegedly operating a Bombardier DHC-8-400 twin turbo-prop aircraft when it was not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. The FAA alleges that Lynx, a subsidiary of Republic Holdings, failed to complete and document required inspections after […]

Emergency AD: Checks ordered of DHC-8-400 MLG alternative extension system

19 January 2011

Transport Canada issued an emergency airworthiness directive, ordering of the DHC-8-400 MLG alternative extension system. Transport Canada reported that two cases of main landing gear (MLG)  alternate extension system (AES) cam mechanism failure were found during line  checks. The cam mechanism operates the cable to open the MLG door and releases the MLG uplock in sequence. In the […]

Qantas grounds four DHC-8-400Q’s due to cracks in landing gear component

22 August 2010

Qantas reported that five De Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8 aircraft operated by its regional airline QantasLink had been temporarily removed from service following an inspection by the airline of a main landing gear component. During these inspections cracks were discovered in a major component of a landing gear fitting in five of its 21 […]

AAIB: Flight director mode confusion cited in serious DHC-8 incident

12 March 2010

An investigation into a serious incident involving a DHC-8-400 on approach to Edinburgh Airport, UK revealed that Flight Director mode confusion led to a descent to within 800 ft of local terrain approximately 5 nm from the runway threshold. On December 23, 2008 a de Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8, registered G-JECI, was being operated […]