While comments aren’t due until Oct. 11, eight aviation organizations are appealing to FAA to either extend the comment period or withdraw a proposal seeking inspections and replacement of Engine Components Inc. (ECi) and Airmotive Engineering “Titan” cylinders found on 6,000 Continental 520 and 550 model reciprocating engines. The proposed airworthiness directive (AD), released Aug. 12, is estimated to cost operators upward of $82.6 million. The proposal has already drawn hundreds ...

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