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Emergency AD: Falcon 50 fire extinguishing system inspection
21 February 2011

Emergency AD: Falcon 50 fire extinguishing system inspection

21 February 2011

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued an emergency airworthiness directive, requiring inspection of the fire extinguishing system of Dassault Falcon 50 and Falcon 50EX aircraft. On two occurrences on Falcon 50 aeroplanes in service, it was detected that two pipes had been swapped in maintenance at the frame 42 firewall. The swapped lines are the extinguishing […]

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 […]

EASA issues emergency AD for Airbus A300-600 pitch uncoupling unit inspections

19 November 2010

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued an emergergency airworthiness directive (EASA EAD 2010-0239-E)  mandating an inspection of Airbus A300-600 pitch uncoupling units. During a routine maintenance check on an A300-600 aeroplane, the operator found the pitch uncoupling unit installed at an incorrect location. The pitch uncoupling unit was inverted with the rod assembly. After a […]