SNPRM: 2017-CE-031-AD: Cessna 172, 182, 206, 210 Doorpost

SNPRM: 2017-CE-031-AD: Cessna 172, 182, 206, 210 Doorpost

The comment period is reopened. The FAA must receive comments on this SNPRM by July 13, 2020.

The FAA is revising an earlier proposal for certain Textron Aviation Inc. (Textron) Model 172N, 172P, 172Q, 172RG, F172N, F172P, FR172K, R172K, 182E, 182F, 182G, 182H, 182J, 182K, 182L, 182M, 182N, 182P, 182Q, 182R, T182, F182P, F182Q, F182RG, R182, TR182, 206, P206/TP206, U206/TU206, 207/T207, 210-5 (205), 210-5A (205A), 210B, 210C, 210D, 210E, 210F, and T210F airplanes. 

The NPRM was prompted by a report from an operator of one of the affected Textron airplanes that cracks were found in the lower area of the forward cabin doorpost bulkhead. The NPRM proposed to require repetitively inspecting the lower area of the forward cabin doorposts at the strut attach fitting for cracks and repairing any cracks found by modifying the area with the applicable service kit.

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