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.

EASA AD 2023-0089 Airbus Helicopters AS350 and AS355 Series - Vertical Fin Inspection, Interior Placards, VNe Limitations and AFM Amendment. [PDF 229 KB]

Effective: 18 May 2023

Applicability: AS 355 E, AS 355 F, AS 355 F1, AS 355 F2, AS 355 N and AS 355 NP helicopters, and all AS 350 B3 helicopters, except those helicopters that are embodied with modification (MOD) 073148 in production.           

FAA Emergency AD 2023-05-16 Certain Continental Engines – Crankshaft Counterweight Retaining Rings(external link)

Effective: 16 Mar 2023

Applicability: Continental GTSIO-520-C, -D, -H, -K, -L, -M, -N, and -S; IO-360-A, -AB, -AF, -C, -CB, -D, -DB, -E, -ES, -G, -GB, -H, -HB, -J, -JB, -K, and -KB;IO-470-A, -C, -D, -E, -F, -G, -H, -J, -K, -L, -LO, -M, -N, -P, -R, -S, -T, -U, -V, and -VO; IO-520-A, -B, -BA, -BB, -C, -CB, -D, -E, -F, -J, -K, -L, -M, and -MB; IO-550-A, -B, -C, -D, -E, -F, -G, -L, -N, -P, and -R;LTSIO-360-E, -EB, -KB, and -RB; LTSIO-520-AE; O-470-A, -B, -E, -G, -H, -J, -K, -L, -M, -N, -R, -S, -T, and -U; TSIO-360-A, -AB, -B, -BB, -C, -CB, -D, -DB, -E, -EB, -F, -FB, -G, -GB, -H, -HB, -JB, -KB, -LB, -MB, -RB, and -SB; TSIO-520-A, -AE, -AF, -B, -BB, -BE, -C, -CE, -D, -DB, -E, -EB, -G, -H, -J, -JB, -K, -KB, -L, -LB, -M, -NB, -P, -R, -T, -UB, -VB, and -WB; TSIO-550-A, -B, -C, -E, -G, -K, and -N;TSIOF-550-K; and TSIOL-550-A, -B, and -C reciprocating engines.               

EASA Emergency AD 2023-0048-E Robin DR 400 Aircraft - Main Wing Spar(external link)

Effective: 09 Mar 2023

Applicability: Robin DR 400/100, DR 400/120, DR 400/120 A, DR 400/120 D, DR 400/125, DR 400/125i, DR 400/140, DR 400/140B, DR 400/160, DR 400/160 D, DR 400/180, DR 400/180 R, DR 400/180 S, DR 400/200 I, DR 400/200 R, DR 400/2+2, DR 400 RP, DR 400 NGL and DR400/500 aircraft, all S/N.

Emergency EASA AD 2023-0028 - AIRBUS HELICOPTERS EC 130 T2 embodied with Airbus Helicopters modification 074581 in production(external link)

Effective: 15 Feb 2023

Applicability: EC 130 T2 helicopters, all S/N embodied with Airbus Helicopters modification 074581 in production.

Emergency FAA AD 2023-02-04 - Mooney Aircraft Elevator Structure(external link)

Effective: 13 Feb 2023

Applicability: Mooney M20C, M20D, M20E, M20F, and M20G aircraft, all S/N up to 680170 inclusive.

Emergency JCAB AD TCD-10110-2022 (Correction)(external link)

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.

Emergency EASA AD 2023-0006-E - Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH - MBB-BK117 and BO105 helicopters(external link)

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.


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