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Global Regulatory Update, June 5-11

A rundown of the latest airworthiness directives from Australian, European, Canadian, Russian and U.S. regulators.

CASA

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia has issued a new airworthiness advisory circular 9-1-Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licensing Examinations.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia has issued airworthiness advisory circular 21-34 v1.0 to provide information on aircraft flight manuals.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia has issued airworthiness advisory circular 147-02 v5.10 listing approved Part 147 training organizations.

EASA

EASA has issued airworthiness directive 2017-0095 for F28s, implementing airworthiness limitation items and safe life items, effective June 13, 2017,

FAA

FAA has issued airworthiness directive 2017-10-25 for certain 737-400s, requiring repetitive inspections to detect cracking of the aft fuselage skin, inspections to detect missing or loose fasteners and any dis-bonding or cracking of bonded doublers, permanent repairs of time-limited repairs, related investigative and corrective actions if necessary, and skin panel replacement, effective July 5, 2017.

FAA has issued airworthiness directive 2017-10-08 for certain 737-300s and 737-400s, adding certain inspections, repairs, replacement, related investigative and corrective actions if necessary and removing certain airplanes from the applicability, effective July 5, 2017.

FAA has issued Safety Alert for Operators 17004 warning operators that strapping cargo to a pallet to restrain cargo must be done in accordance with configurations explicitly permitted by the design approval holder’s FAA-approved Weight and Balance Manual.

FATA

Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency has issued airworthiness directive 2017-322-02 for RRJ-95s, requiring inspection of rudder hinge and actuator attach fittings before next flight from maintenance base.

TC

Transport Canada has issued airworthiness directive CF-2017-18 for DHC-8-400s, -401s and -402s, requiring inspections for corrosion and wear of hydraflow couplings and sleeves and fuel tube end ferrules, effective June 9, 2017.

Transport Canada has issued airworthiness directive CF-2017-04R1 for DHC-8-400s, -401s and -402s, requiring inspections for corrosion and wear of hydraflow couplings and sleeves and fuel tube end ferrules, effective June 9, 2017.

Transport Canada has issued airworthiness directive CF-2017-18 for DHC-8-400s, -401s and -402s, requiring visual inspections of the windshield moisture seal and other actions, effective June 9, 2017.

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