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Regulatory Update, Jan 22-29

A rundown of the latest airworthiness directives.

FAA has issued Airworthiness Directive 2017-01-02 for 787-8s and 787-9s, requiring inspection of the trailing edge flap rotary actuator and replacing the rotary actuator or doing related investigative and corrective actions if necessary, effective February 21, 2017.

FAA has issued Airworthiness Directive 2017-01-09 for certain 767-300s and 767-300Fs, requiring modification and installation of components in the main equipment center and for certain other airplanes, modification, replacement and installation of flight deck air relief system components, effective February 21, 2017.

FAA has issued Airworthiness Directive 2017-01-06 for A319-115, A319-132, A320-214, A320-232, A321-211, A321-213 and A321-231, requiring inspection and replacement of certain tie rod assemblies installed on the hinged fairing assembly of the Main Landing Gear, effective February 21, 2017.

FAA has issued Airworthiness Directive 2017-01-11 for all A318s and A319s, A320-211, -212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 and A321s, requiring identification of part number and serial number of the Main Landing Gear sliding tubes, inspection of affected chromium plates and sliding tube axles for damage and replacement of sliding tube if necessary, effective February 22, 2017.

FAA has issued Airworthiness Directive 2017-01-04 for certain Fokker F28 Mark 0100s, requiring one- time high and low frequency eddy current inspections of affected fuselage skin for cracks and repair if necessary, effective February 22, 2017.

EASA has issued Airworthiness Directive 2017-0010 for Rolls-Royce Tay 620-15 and Tay 620-15/20, requiring determination whether an affected part installed on an engine has an operation history in both flight plan A and B and re-calculation of consumed service life accumulated since new by the affected part, effective January 30, 2017.

EASA has issued Airworthiness Directive 2017-0009 for A380s, requiring identification of inboard flaps and inspection of affected flap parts, in accordance with Airbus Service Bulletin A380-57-8097, effective January 30, 2017.

EASA has issued Airworthiness Directive 2017-0008 for Fokker F28 Mark 0070s and Mark 0100s, requiring removal of two additional clamps and replacing APU fuel drain line in accordance with instructions of Fokker Service Bulletin 100-49-037, effective January 30, 2017.

EASA has issued Proposed Airworthiness Directive 2017-008 for all Saab SF340As and 340Bs, requiring replacement of certain component before exceeding life limits and other actions, effective 14 days after Airworthiness Directive is issued.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia has issued Airworthiness Bulletin 00-023 to draw attention to the importance of developing written procedures on preparing an aircraft for weighing and recommend general preparatory practices in the absence of any other written guidance.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia has taken the first step in its fatigue rules review, which will provide CASA with an informed basis on which to complete implementation of new fatigue rules.

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