Aviation Alerts

PLEASE NOTE: The Cessna Flyer Association posts Airworthiness Directives, Alerts and Service Bulletins as a courtesy for our members and for information only. This listing in not complete and should not be used as the official source of this information. It is up to you to do proper research on what ADs and SBs are appropriate for your aircraft. You are encouraged to contact your licensed A&P mechanic and to reference the official FAA website for correct information. http://www.faa.gov/aircraft/safety/alerts/

SUBJ: Doors: Cargo/Baggage Door

This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin is being issued to advise you of an airworthiness
concern on Cessna Model 425 airplanes. Specifically, it recommends pilots follow the emergency
procedures section of the Pilot’s Operating Handbook (POH) for “Nose Baggage Door Open on
Takeoff” if they experience an open nose baggage door (or avionics door, if equipped).

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[Docket No. FAA-2010-0820; Directorate Identifier 2010-NE-31-AD; Amendment 39-17308; AD 2012-26-13

SUMMARY: We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for all Thielert Aircraft
Engines GmbH models TAE 125-01, TAE 125-02-99, and TAE 125-02-114 reciprocating engines.
That AD currently requires installation of full-authority digital electronic control (FADEC) software
version 2.91. This new AD requires removing all software mapping versions prior to 292, 301, or
302, applicable to the TAE engine model.

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[Docket No. FAA-2012-1245; Directorate Identifier 2012-NE-41-AD; Amendment 39-17279; AD 2012-24-09

SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Lycoming Engines TSIO-540-
AK1A, and Continental Motors, Inc. TSIO-360-MB, TSIO-360-SB, and TSIO-360-RB reciprocating
engines, with certain Hartzell Engine Technologies (HET) turbochargers, model TA0411, part
number (P/N) 466642-0001; 466642-0002; 466642-0006; 466642-9001; 466642-9002; or 466642-
9006, or with certain HET model TA0411 turbochargers overhauled or repaired since August 29,
2012.

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AD 2012-22-01 Chafed fuel return line assemblies

SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Aircraft
Company Models 172R and 172S airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of chafed fuel return
line assemblies, which were caused by the fuel return line assembly rubbing against the right steering
tube assembly during full rudder pedal actuation. This AD requires you to inspect the fuel return line
assembly for chafing; replace the fuel return line assembly if chafing is found; inspect the clearance
between the fuel return line assembly and both the right steering tube assembly and the airplane
structure; and adjust as necessary. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these
products.

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SAIB: SW-11-61 Honeywell KRA 405B Radio Altimeter

This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin is to inform owners and operators of aircraft equipped with the KRA 405B Radar Altimeter of a potential undetected failure condition, wherein the Radar Altimeter may provide erroneous altitude information.

At this time, this airworthiness concern is not an unsafe condition that would warrant airworthiness directive (AD) action under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR) part 39.

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SAIB: SW-11-39 FreeFlight Systems 2000 Approach (series) and 2101 Approach (series) Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation units

This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) advises you, owners and operators, of all aircraft who may be using FreeFlight Systems (also known as Trimble) 2000 Approach (series) and 2101 Approach (series) Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation units of service difficulty reports.

FreeFlight Systems (FFS) has determined that a potential exists for long computational delays in processing flight planning operations. FFS has issued Service Information Letter (SIL) SIL FFS08 describing the maintenance actions required to correct the in-service difficulties.

At the time this SAIB is issued, the airworthiness concern is not an unsafe condition that would warrant airworthiness directive (AD) action under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 39.

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SAIB: NE-11-54 Continental Motors, Inc. (CM) direct drive and geared reciprocating engines

This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) advises owners, aircraft operators, repair facilities, Flight Standards District Offices (FSDOs), and Foreign Civil Aviation authorities of recommended actions after a propeller strike or engine hydraulic lock incident on all Continental Motors, Inc. (CM) (formerly Teledyne Continental Motors) direct drive and geared reciprocating engines.

The airworthiness concern is not an unsafe condition that would warrant airworthiness directive (AD) action under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 39.

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SAIB: NM-11-53 Transport category airplanes certificated under 14 CFR part 25

This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) identifies new and revised guidance for industry related to Airworthiness Directive (AD) development and implementation processes.

This SAIB provides recommendations for design approval holders (DAH) and owners/operators of transport category airplanes certificated under 14 CFR part 25.

Implementation of the recommendations in this SAIB will improve the AD development and implementation processes which support continued operational safety of the existing airplane fleet.

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SAIB: NE-13-04 Continental Motors, Inc. (CMI) Connecting Rod Piston Pin Bushing Inspection

This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) alerts registered owners, operators, and certified repair facilities of all airplanes equipped with Continental Motors, Inc. (CMI) series engines (all models) of the service instructions to inspect the connecting rod piston pin bushing installation at each cylinder removal or any time piston pin bushing material is identified during routine maintenance procedures.

At this time, the airworthiness concern is not an unsafe condition that would warrant airworthiness directive (AD) action under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 39.

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SAIB: NE-11-56 Semi-Synthetic Jet Fuel

This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) advises aircraft operators, Fixed Base Operators (FBOs), FAA repair stations and FSDOs, and Foreign Civil Aviation Authorities, that jet fuel made from hydroprocessed fatty acid esters and fatty acids (HEFA) or Fischer Tropsch (FT) synthetic blending components that meets the requirements of ASTM International Standard D7566 is acceptable for use on aircraft and engines certificated for operation with D1655 Jet A or Jet A-1 jet fuel, provided that it is re-identified as D1655 fuel.

When re-identified as D1655 fuel, D7566 jet fuel meets all the specification requirements of D1655 and therefore meets the approved operating limitations for aircraft and engines certificated to operate with D1655 fuel, unless otherwise prohibited by the engine or aircraft type certificate (TC) holder.

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SAIB: NE-11-55 Grade 100VLL Aviation Gasoline

This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) advises aircraft operators, Fixed Base Operators (FBOs), FAA repair stations and Flight Standards District Offices, and Foreign Civil Aviation Authorities that grade 100VLL aviation gasoline meeting the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) fuel specification D910 is acceptable for use on aircraft and engines certificated for operation with D910 grades 80, 91, 100, and 100LL aviation gasolines.

Grade 100VLL meets all the performance requirements of grades 80, 91, 100, and 100LL and therefore meets the approved operating limitations for aircraft and engines certificated to operate with these other grades of aviation gasoline.

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SAIB: NE-09-48R1 Any propeller, or any propeller component parts, repaired, inspected, or overhauled by Western Aircraft Propeller Service, Inc. (WAP) (Air Agency Certificate #FQ6R544N)

This revised Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) alerts you, owners, operators, and certificated repair facilities, of any propeller, or any propeller component parts, repaired, inspected, or overhauled by Western Aircraft Propeller Service, Inc. (WAP) (Air Agency Certificate #FQ6R544N) of a revision to SAIB NE-09-48. At this time, the airworthiness concern is not an unsafe condition that would warrant airworthiness directive action under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 39.

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SAIB: NE-08-26R3 of Lycoming four, six, and eight cylinder reciprocating engines with a Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) Series D2000 and D3000 Dual Magneto (2 magnetos with a single drive)

This Revised Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) alerts you, owners, operators, and certificated repair facilities of Lycoming four, six, and eight cylinder reciprocating engines with a Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) (formerly Bendix) Series D2000 and D3000 Dual Magneto (2 magnetos with a single drive), of the possibility for the magneto to separate from the engine.

Several conditions identified could result in separation of the magneto from the engine, which will result in the loss of power.

These engines can be identified by the letter “D” in the 4th or 5th character in the engine model’s suffix.

This revision updates the Lycoming Service Instruction (SI) No. from 1508B to SI 1508C. All other information remains the same.

Most of the problems have occurred in Lycoming IO-360-A1B6D and IO-360-A3B6D engines installed on Mooney M20J-201 and Cessna 177RG airplanes, although the potential for magneto separation exists on any engine with a TCM Dual Magneto installed.

The airworthiness concern is not an unsafe condition that would warrant airworthiness directive (AD) action under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 39.

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SAIB: NE-06-31R4 Engine Lubricating Oils Lycoming Engines (Lycoming) O-320-H, O-360-E, LO-360-E, TO-360-E, LTO-360-E series engines

This Revised Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin alerts you, owners and operators of Lycoming Engines (Lycoming) O-320-H, O-360-E, LO-360-E, TO-360-E, LTO-360-E series engines that three additional additized lubricating oils have been added to the list of oils approved as AMOCs to the requirements of airworthiness directive (AD) 80-04-03 R2, paragraph b.1. All other information remains the same.

The airworthiness concern is not an unsafe condition that would warrant airworthiness directive (AD) action under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 39.

We have determined that the anti-wear additive contained in the engine lubricating oils listed in Table 1 of this SAIB is the same as Textron Lycoming additive, LW-16702, and therefore meets the requirements of Lycoming Service Bulletins 446B, 446C, 446D, and 446E.

We approve changing to any of these engine oils as an AMOC to the requirements of AD 80-04-03 R2, paragraph b.1, with the limitations described below.

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SAIB: CE-11-47 Landing Gear, Tire Tube. Goodyear Aviation Tires, Flight Mate Butyl Inner Tube, 7.00-8.00-6

This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) alerts operators, pilots, and aircraft manufacturers of possible inner tube failures made from butyl rubber by Goodyear Aviation Tires, (Goodyear).

At this time, the failure of the inner tubes is not an unsafe condition that would warrant airworthiness directive (AD) action under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR) part 39.

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SAIB: CE-11-38 Emergency Equipment; RESCUE 406(S) Emergency Locator Transmitter

The Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) advises you, owners and operators of a potential failure mode of Honeywell’s RESCU 406(S) Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) with Part Numbers (P/Ns) 11513241-1, 1151324-1Mxxx, 1153046-1Mxxx, 1152892-1Mxxx, 1152890-1Mxxx, 1152794-1Mxxx.

At the time this SAIB is issued, the airworthiness concern is not an unsafe condition that would warrant airworthiness directive (AD) action under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 39.

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SAIB: CE-11-37 Engine Oil: Oil Filter Interference

This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) alerts you, owners, operators and maintenance personnel of an airworthiness concern for Piper PA-44-180 with Lycoming engine models O-360-A1H6, LO-360-A1H6 and Cessna 172R and S with Lycoming engine model IO-360-L2A installed, other engines and aircraft models may also be affected.

At this time, this airworthiness concern has not been determined to be an unsafe condition that would warrant AD action under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 39.

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SAIB: CE-11-18 Stall warning characteristics in icing conditions

This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin is written to inform pilots of normal, utility, acrobatic, and commuter category (part 23) airplanes certificated before 2000 of the potential hazards associated with stall warning characteristics in icing conditions.

At this time, this airworthiness concern is not considered an unsafe condition that would warrant an airworthiness directive (AD) action under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR part 39).

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SAIB: CE-11-17 All airplanes certificated under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 23

This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin informs you of an airworthiness concern that is relevant to all airplanes certificated under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR)part 23, as well as those certificated under the previous Civil Air Regulations (CAR) part 3.

This information is also relevant to any special light-sport category airplanes (S-LSA), experimental lightsport airplanes (E-LSA), and experimental amateur-built airplanes.

At this time, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has determined that this airworthiness concern is not an unsafe condition that would warrant airworthiness directive (AD) action under14 CFR part 39.

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SAIB: CE-11-06 Main Landing Gear – Tires and Wheels

This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) alerts you, registered owners and operators of small airplanes, to follow established safety criteria, guidance, and data when modifying your aircraft with tires that are oversized compared to the original equipment Federal Aviation Administration- (FAA-) approved type design.

Oversized tires have been FAA approved by supplemental type certificates (STC) and field approvals on numerous small aircraft types for an assortment of reasons, such as maintaining ground clearance when installing larger propellers or improving landing performance for unique conditions.

These oversized tires have customarily been referred to as “Tundra” tires.

At this time, the FAA has determined that this airworthiness concern is not an unsafe condition that would warrant airworthiness directive (AD) action under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 39.

Investigation of a recent accident highlights the need for reminding operators of part 23 certificated airplanes that oversized tire modifications require analysis and substantiation as well as periodic inspections to prevent unsafe conditions.

This SAIB reiterates the criteria to apply when evaluating the use of oversized tires and for determining the appropriate requirements to obtain necessary FAA approval.

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SAIB: CE-10-38R1 Honeywell GPS sensor

This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin advises you of an airworthiness concern regarding a missed Global Positioning System (GPS) Non-Precision Approach (NPA), which may be caused by the Honeywell GPS sensor when no backup navigation system is available on flights greater than 5 hours.

The sensors are used in the following products:

• Flight Management System: GNS-XES, GNS-XLS, GNS-XLS Enhanced, GNS-XLS PRNAV, GNS-XLS Enhanced PRNAV, GNS-XL, GNS-XL PRNAV, GS-2100, CDU-XLS

• GPS Navigator: KLN-35A, KLN-89B, KLN-90B, KLN-94, KLN-900, KLX-135, KLX-135A, KLX-189B

• TAWS: KMH-820, KMH-920, KGP-560, KGP-860, MK-XXI, MK V, MK VII, MK VI, MK VIII, MK XXII

• GNSS: KGS-200

• IC-615: IC-615

• EPIC Radio: VIDL-G

At this time, the FAA has determined that this airworthiness concern is not an unsafe condition that would warrant airworthiness directive (AD) action under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 39.

This SAIB revises SAIB CE-10-38, dated July 15, 2010, by updating the models and part numbers.

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SAIB: CE-10-38 Honeywell GPS sensor

This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin advises you of an airworthiness concern regarding a missed GPS Non-Precision Approach (NPA), which may be caused by the Honeywell GPS sensor when no backup navigation system is available on flights greater than 5 hours.

These sensors are used in Honeywell’s Flight Management System (GNS-XES, GNS-XLS, GNS-XLS Enchanced, GNS-XLS PRNAV, GNS-XLS Enhanced PRNAV, GNS-XL, GNS-XL PRNAV, CDU-XLS), GPS Navigator (KLN-89B, KLN-90B, KLN-94, KLN-900), TAWS (KMH-820, KMH-920, KGP-560, KGP-860, MK-XXI, MK V, MK VII, MK VI, MK VIII, MK XXII), GNSS (KGS-200), IC-615(IC-615), and EPIC Radio (VIDL-G).

At this time, the FAA has determined that this airworthiness concern is not an unsafe condition that would warrant airworthiness directive (AD) action under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 39.

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