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Regulatory Update, Feb 12-Feb 19

A rundown of the latest airworthiness directives.

CASA

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia’s Part 61 Solutions Taskforce has released its closure report summarizing efforts of the Taskforce and the Industry Advisory Panel (IAP) to resolve flight crew licensing issues.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia advises that CAAP No. AIRWAYS-3(2), Standards and practices for Certified Air/Ground Radio Services, has been cancelled and superseded by Advisory Circular 139-27.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia advises that CD 1611MS, Transfer of certain recurring maintenance requirements from ADs to the Part 42 MOS, is now available for comment.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia has issued Airworthiness Bulletin 02-058 on authorization of engine washing of PT6As.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia advises that draft Airworthiness Circular 139-08 on the reporting of tall structures has been published for public consultation.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia has published an urgent airworthiness directive CF-2017-07 for Bombardier CL-600s, requiring installation of Supplemental Low Temperature Ground-Wing Anti-Icing System for Take-Off Safety Enhancement, effective February 22, 2017.

EASA

EASA has issued proposed airworthiness directive 17-002R1 for BAE Systems Jetstream 3100s and 3200s requiring inspection of main landing gear for cracks in accordance with service bulletin, effective 14 days after the airworthiness directive is issued.

EASA has issued airworthiness directive CF-2016-20R1 for Bombardier CL-600-2C10s, serial numbers 10001 thru 10344, CL-600-2D15s and CL-600-2D24s, serial numbers 15001 thru 15382, CL-600-2E25s, serial numbers 19001 thru 19044, requiring installation of protective sleeve on bonding jumpers, effective February 17, 2017.

EASA has issued airworthiness directive 2017-0021 for A330s and A340s, requiring a special detailed inspection of affected cabin and/or cargo compartment parts, effective February 8, 2017.

EASA has issued airworthiness directive 2015-0038R1 for A318s, A319s, A320s and A321s, requiring detailed inspections of the forward engine mounts on both right and left sides, effective February 16, 2017.

EASA has issued proposed airworthiness directive 17-021 for A300s, A310s, A300-600s and A300-600STs, requiring inspection, replacement or modification of fuel pump canister hoods, effective 14 days after airworthiness directive issue date.

EASA has issued safety information bulletin 2017-01 on safety precautions for transport of damaged, defective or recalled lithium batteries.

FAA

FAA has Issued Airworthiness Directive 2017-02-04 for 747-200Bs, 747-300s, 747-400s, 747-400Ds and 747-400Fs, requiring inspections, related investigative and corrective actions, and a fastener installation modification on aluminum strut side skins and corrosion resistant steel outer spring beam support fittings, effective March 14, 2017.

FAA has Issued Airworthiness Directive 2017-02-05 for all 737-100s, -200s, -200Cs, -300s, -400s and -500s, requiring repetitive inspections for cracking of the fuselage skin assembly and bear strap at the corners of the aft entry and aft galley doorways and repair if necessary, effective March 14, 2017.

FAA has Issued Airworthiness Directive 2017-01-03 for all 717-200s, requiring revising maintenance or inspection programs to reduce intervals and add nondestructive inspections for certain components of flap systems and principal structural elements, effective March 14, 2017.

A partnership of nine aviation organizations, led by the U.S.’s Aeronautical Repair Station Association, has delivered a letter to the FAA asking the agency address issues created by the regulatory definition of commercial parts in an effort to mitigate problems in documentation under the U.S.-EU Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement.

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