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.

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.

Emergency EASA AD 2022-0267-E Robin DR 400 Series Aircraft: Wing Main Spar - Flights Prohibited(external link)

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.

Emergency EASA AD 2022-0261 Airbus Helicopters - AS 365 and EC 155 helicopters(external link)

Effective: 03 Jan 2023

Applicability: AS 365 N3, EC 155 B and EC 155 B1 helicopters, all S/N.

Emergency EASA AD 2022-0256 SAFRAN ARRIEL 1C Series Engines(external link)

Effective: 02 Jan 2023

Applicability: ARRIEL 1C, ARRIEL 1C1 and ARRIEL 1C2 engines, all S/N.

Emergency EASA AD 2022-0251-E(external link)

Effective: 16 Dec 2022

Applicability: EC 130 T2 helicopters, all S/N embodied with Airbus Helicopters modification 079809 at manufacture.

Emergency EASA AD 2022-0242-E - SCHEMPP-HIRTH FLUGZEUGBAU GmbH - Nimbus-4, Duo Discus and Arcus (powered) sailplanes(external link)

Effective: 09 Dec 2022


  • Arcus, Duo Discus, Duo Discus C, Nimbus-4 and Nimbus-4D gliders, all S/N; and
  • Arcus M, Arcus T, Duo Discus T, Nimbus-4M, Nimbus-4T, Nimbus-4DM and Nimbus-4DT powered gliders, all S/N.

Emergency EASA AD 2022-0240 - Austro Engine GmbH - E4 and E4P engines(external link)

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.

Emergency EASA AD 2022-0233-E - Leonardo AW169 helicopters, all S/N(external link)

Effective: 02 Dec 2022

Applicability: Leonardo AW169 helicopters, all S/N.

Emergency FAA AD 2022-22-12 - Landing Gear Cross Tubes(external link)

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.

Emergency Transport Canada AD CF-2022-62 Bell 505 Helicopters - Collective Lever to Swashplate Outer Ring Fouling(external link)

Effective: 23 Nov 2022

Applicability: Bell 505 helicopters, S/N 65011 through 65412, 65414 through 65416, 65419 through 65426, 65428, 65430 and 65431

Emergency FAA AD 2022-23-08 - Inspection of Horizontal Stabilizer Actuator(external link)

Effective: 03 Nov 2022

Applicability: All DHC-3 (Otter) aircraft - Inspection of Horizontal Stabilizer Actuator.

Emergency FAA AD 2022-21-11(external link)

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.

Emergency EASA AD 2022-0208 - MBB-BK117 D-3 and D-3m helicopters(external link)

Effective: 25 Oct 2022

Applicability: MBB-BK117 D-3 and D-3m helicopters, S/N 20070, 21016 and up.

Emergency FAA AD 2022-19-12 R44 and R66 Tail Rotor Blades - Inspection(external link)

Effective: 20 Oct 2022


  • R44 and R44 II helicopters, all S/N fitted with a tail rotor blade P/N C029-3 with S/N 9410 through to 9909 inclusive.
  • R44 and R44 II helicopters, all S/N fitted with a tail rotor blade P/N C029-3 with S/N 9910 through to 10659 inclusive.
  • R66 helicopters, all S/N fitted with a tail rotor blade P/N F029-1 with S/N 2410 through 2589 inclusive. 

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