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30 June 2011

EASA issues emergency AD on life limits of A330 and A340 landing gear parts

30 June 2011

The European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) issued an emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD) effecting specific Airbus A330 and A340-200/-300 aeroplanes. EASA requires reduction of the existing main landing gear (MLG) bogie beam life limits and replacement of each MLG bogie beam that has already exceeded the new limit. During ground load test cycles on an A340-600 aeroplane, the MLG bogie beam […]

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 […]

Transport Canada issues emergency AD on RegionalJet landing gear extension problems

19 October 2010

Transport Canada issued an emergency airworthiness directive (EAD CF-2010-36) for several models of the Canadair / Bombardier RegionalJet following main landing gear extension problems. Transport Canada reports two cases of main landing gear (MLG) failure to fully extend on CRJ aircraft.  Preliminary investigation has shown that interference between the MLG door and the MLG fairing seal […]