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Regulatory Update, Jan 29-Feb 5

A rundown of the latest airworthiness directives.

FAA has issued Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin NM-17-07 to owners and operators of all aircraft with end release buckles on certain AmSafe restraint systems on passenger seats, recommending following AmSafe Service Bulletin 504443-25-02 Issue 10.

EASA has issued Proposed Airworthiness Directive 17-010 for A330s and A340s, requiring inspections of Trimmable Horizontal Stabilizer Actuators and other actions, effective 14 days after issue date.

EASA has issued Proposed Airworthiness Directive 17-012 for A330s and A340s, requiring inspection of Frame 40 Skin Panel Junctions and other actions, effective 14 days after issue date.

EASA has issued Airworthiness Directive 2017-0012 for RB211 Trent 500s, requiring replacement of low pressure compressor case A-Frame hollow location pins, effective February 8, 2017.

EASA has issued Proposed Airworthiness Directive 17-014 for A330s and A340s, requiring inspections and modifications of center wing-box fastener holes, effective 14 days after issue date.

The automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) equipment mandate for all instrument flight rules aircraft takes effect in Australia on February 2, 2017.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia has approved reduced separation distances on taxiways and taxi lanes to take effect January 25.

 

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