EASA is not adopting the Russian Federal Air Transportation Agency’s airworthiness directive 2020-FATA-01020A-13 for Irkut RRJ-95Bs and -95LR-100s, which clarified and revised maintenance procedures, because the issue addressed by this directive did not qualify for an EASA directive.
FAA has issued special airworthiness information bulletin CE-13-27R1, reminding operators of any aircraft with cable-driven flight controls of the importance of adhering to existing inspection procedures in the applicable maintenance or shop manuals, after receiving a report of a failed flap extend cable and a search of the FAA’s service difficulty report system revealed numerous events of a similar nature over a 20-year period.
FAA has issued airworthiness directive 2021-16-19 for Airbus Canada A220-100s and -300s, amending the existing airplane flight manual to incorporate a new limitation and revise certain normal procedures, effective Jan. 21, 2022.
FAA has issued airworthiness directive 2021-26-19 for certain GE CF34-8Cs and 8Es, requiring removing the high-pressure turbine rotor stage 1 disk from service and replacing it with a part eligible for installation, effective Jan. 25, 2022.
FAA has issued airworthiness directive 2021-26-13 for all Rolls-Royce Deutschland Trent 1000-A2s, -AE2s, -C2s, -CE2s, -D2s, -E2s, -G2s, -H2s, -J2s, -K2s and -L2s, revising the engine time limits manual life limits of certain critical rotating parts and direct accumulation counting data files, effective Jan. 27, 2022.
FAA has issued airworthiness directive 2021-24-20 for all Airbus A350-941s and -1041s, requiring repetitive water drainage and plug cleaning of the left- and right-hand slat geared rotary actuators having a certain part number installed on slat 5 track 12 with certain functional item numbers, effective Jan. 27, 2022.
FAA has issued airworthiness directive 2021-24-02 for all Boeing MD-11s and MD-11Fs, requiring, depending on airplane configuration, a general visual inspection of the right observer station upper main circuit breaker panel and wiring for certain missing parts, inspection of the right observer station upper main circuit breaker panel to determine if a certain bracket part number is installed, a general visual inspection of certain wire assemblies for any damage, modifying the observer station upper main circuit breaker panel and applicable on-condition actions, effective Feb. 1, 2022.
FAA has issued airworthiness directive 2021-24-12 for certain Boeing 777s, requiring more restrictive requirements in the airworthiness limitations and critical design configuration control limitations related to fuel tank ignition prevention, the engine fuel suction feed system and the nitrogen generation system, effective Feb. 1, 2022.
FAA has issued airworthiness directive 2021-25-09 for certain Boeing 737-20s and -200Cs, requiring inspecting the angle of attack sensors for certain part numbers or vane shapes, and replacing any affected sensor with a new or serviceable sensor, effective Feb. 1, 2022.
FAA has issued airworthiness directive 2022-01-04 for certain Rolls-Royce AE 2100D3s, requiring replacement of certain third-stage compressor wheels, effective Feb. 2, 2022.
Transport Canada has issued airworthiness directive CF-2021-49 for MHI RJ Aviation RJ 700s, 701s, 702s, 550s, 705s, 900s and 1000s, requiring verifying aircraft records to determine the calendar age of the main and nose landing gear components and other actions, effective Jan. 3, 2022.
A listing of airworthiness directives and bulletins from around the world.