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Global Regulatory Update, March 19-25.

A concise overview of the latest major airworthiness directives from around the world.

EASA

EASA has issued airworthiness directive 2017-0048 for A310s and A300-600s, requiring repetitive high frequency eddy current inspections and modifications of aft cargo door sill beam areas, effective March 29, 2017. 

EASA proposes to issue airworthiness directive 17-032 for SAAB 340Bs, requiring replacing stall warning computers, effective 14 days after airworthiness directive is issued. 

EASA proposes to issue airworthiness directive 17-030 for CFM56-5s and -5Bs, requiring replacement of parts on radial drive shafts, effective 14 days after airworthiness directive is issued. 

EASA proposes to issue airworthiness directive 17-031 for RB211 Trent 800s, requiring one-time replacement of the affected A-frame hollow locating pins, effective 14 days after airworthiness directive is issued. 

FAA

FAA has issued airworthiness directive 2017-05-10 for all A330s, requiring revising the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate new maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations, effective April 17, 2017.

FAA has issued airworthiness directive 2017-05-12 for certain A318-112, , A319-111, -112, -115, -132, and -133, A320-214, -232, and -233 and A321-211, -212, -213, -231, and -232, requiring a one-time eddy current conductivity measurement of certain cabin, cargo compartment and frame structural parts to determine if aluminum alloy with inadequate heat treatment was used, and replacement if necessary, effective April 17, 2017.

FAA has issued airworthiness directive 2017-05-11 for certain DHC-8-400s, requiring repetitive inspections for defects and damage of the retract port flexible hoses on the main landing gear retraction actuators, and replacement if necessary, plus reorientation of the retraction actuator of the gear, effective April 17, 2017.

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