The FAA has issued an Airworthiness Directive affecting New Piper Malibus manufactured since January 1995. The AD requires installation of a wing-to-fuselage reinforcement kit to prevent structural failure that could cause separation of a wing from the fuselage and subsequent loss of control. This is a result of the possible use of substandard sheet steel, which may have been used in construction of the aircraft's wing attach fittings. The FAA estimates that compliance will take ...


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