Sometimes an aircraft, or component has an airworthiness concern that requires urgent attention. To achieve that, the Director issues an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD) notified directly to the registered operators of affected aircraft. Emergency ADs can be issued at any time, and are issued where compliance is required before further flight, or is less than 50 hours TIS, or 28 calendar days.
Effective: 13 Feb 2023
Applicability: Mooney M20C, M20D, M20E, M20F, and M20G aircraft, all S/N up to 680170 inclusive.
Effective: 17 Jan 2023
Applicability: Kawasaki BK117, BK117 A-3, BK117 A-4, BK117 B-1, BK117 B-2, BK117 C-1 and BK117 C-2 helicopters.
Effective: 16 Jan 2023
Applicability: BO105 A, BO105 C, BO105 D, BO105 S, BO105 LS A-1 and BO105 LS A-3 helicopters, all variants, all S/N; and BO105 LS A-3 helicopters, modified in accordance with EASA STC 10039633, or previously by LBA STC EMZ NR. 0654/3058 (so called “Superlifter”); and MBB-BK117 A-1, MBB-BK117 A-3, MBB-BK117 A-4, MBB-BK117 B-1, MBB-BK117 B-2, MBB-BK117 C-1, MBB-BK117 C-2 and MBB-BK117 D-2 helicopters, all variants, all S/N.
Effective: 29 Dec 2022
Applicability: Robin DR 400/125, DR 400/140, DR 400/160, DR 400/180, DR 400/180 R, DR 400/2+2, DR 400/120, DR 400/125i, DR 400/140 B, DR 400/120 A, DR 400/160 D, DR 400/120 D, DR 400/180 S, DR 400/100, DR 400 RP, DR 400 NGL, DR 400/200 R and DR 400/200 I aircraft, S/N 2444 to 2777 (inclusive), and all aircraft models as listed above fitted in-service with a wing delivered after 01 February 2000, or overhauled after that date by Robin Aircraft.
Effective: 03 Jan 2023
Applicability: AS 365 N3, EC 155 B and EC 155 B1 helicopters, all S/N.
Effective: 02 Jan 2023
Applicability: ARRIEL 1C, ARRIEL 1C1 and ARRIEL 1C2 engines, all S/N.
Effective: 16 Dec 2022
Applicability: EC 130 T2 helicopters, all S/N embodied with Airbus Helicopters modification 079809 at manufacture.
Effective: 09 Dec 2022
Effective: 20 Dec 2022
Applicability: Model E4 and E4P engines, all S/N listed in Table 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Austro Engine Mandatory Service Bulletin (MSB) MSB-E4-039. These engines are known to be installed on, but not limited to, Diamond Aircraft Industries DA 40 NG, DA 42 NG, DA 42 M-NG and DA 62 aeroplanes.
Effective: 02 Dec 2022
Applicability: Leonardo AW169 helicopters, all S/N.
Effective: 22 Nov 2022
Applicability: Model HH-1K, TH-1F, TH-1L, UH-1A, UH-1B, UH-1E, UH-1F, UH-1H, UH-1L, and UH-1P helicopters, embodied with FAA STC No. SR01298NY which approves the installation of forward cross tubes P/N D212-664-101 and P/N D212-664-101B.
Effective: 23 Nov 2022
Applicability: Bell 505 helicopters, S/N 65011 through 65412, 65414 through 65416, 65419 through 65426, 65428, 65430 and 65431
Effective: 03 Nov 2022
Applicability: All DHC-3 (Otter) aircraft - Inspection of Horizontal Stabilizer Actuator.
Effective: 16 Nov 2022
Applicability: Bell 204B, 205A, and 205A-1 helicopters, and all restricted category Model HH-1K, SW205A-1, TH-1F, TH-1L, UH-1A, UH-1B, UH-1E, UH-1F, UH-1H, UH-1L, and UH-1P helicopters, fitted with MRBs P/N 204-011-250-001, -005, -009, -113, or -117.
Effective: 25 Oct 2022
Applicability: MBB-BK117 D-3 and D-3m helicopters, S/N 20070, 21016 and up.
Effective: 20 Oct 2022