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M2 Aviation Solutions Releases Upper Wing Access Panel Kit

M2 Aviation Solutions Releases Upper Wing Access Panel Kit

The kit is currently STC’d for PA-28-181 Archer IIs, with many more PA-28 series aircraft expected to be added by year’s end


GILBERT, ARIZ., June 26, 2019 – M2 Aviation Solutions LLC has announced the release of its Upper Wing Access Panel Kit for Piper aircraft.

The Access Panel Kit will allow for removal and replacement of the main landing gear strut cylinder head O-ring that is required to be replaced during the strut reseal process, and/or removal of the internal strut metering valve without removing the main landing gear strut(s) from the aircraft.

The kit enlarges the original left and right main landing gear strut servicing access holes, located in the upper wing skin, from 1.5 inches to 2.75 inches in diameter. The enlarged access holes are covered with visually appealing corrosion-resistant cover plates and weather-resistant gaskets that are designed to provide superior environmental protection.

Enlarged access holes will allow technicians to perform more thorough inspections of the upper spar in the area where the main landing gear strut attaches to the spar and the strut itself.

Each Access Panel Kit is shipped with the all required hardware for the left and right wing STC installation.

The product is received FAA Approved Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA02661LA and is manufactured under M2 Aviation Solutions FAA Approved PMA Number PQ05382NM.

The STC specifies that the product is currently eligible for installation on the Piper PA-28-181 Archer II Aircraft.

Founder Mike Moore recently stated that the product will soon be eligible for installation on the Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II (serial numbers 28-7716001 through 28-8216300); and PA-28-161 Cadet (serial numbers 2841001 through 2841365).

According to Moore, the PA-28-140, -150, -160, -180, -151 and -161 aircraft will be added to the list of eligible aircraft by the end of 2019. 

M2 Aviation Solutions LLC was founded by Mike and Michelle Moore in January 2017 and is complete with a state-of-the-art website that is easy to navigate. 

For more information about M2, read FAQs and order your access panel kit, visit m2aviationsolutions.com.

SAIB: CE-19-12 Emergency Locator Beacon, G-Switch Failures

FAA Aviation Safety
SUBJ: Equipment/Furnishings: Emergency Locator Beacon, G-Switch Failures
SAIB: CE-19-12
Date: June 18, 2019
This is information only. Recommendations aren’t mandatory.


This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) alerts you, aircraft owners and operators with installations of ACR Electronics, Inc. (ACR)(formerly Artex Aircraft Supplies, Inc. and Chelton Avionics, Inc. and doing business as Wulfsberg Electronics) emergency locator transmitters (ELT) G406-4, C406-1, C406-1HM, C406-2, C406-2HM, C406-N and C406-NHM identified by Part Number (P/N) and serial number (s/n) in Table 1 of this SAIB, of an airworthiness concern, specifically the ELT not transmitting alert and location signals in case of an accident due to an inoperative or a deteriorated G-switch. ELTs located in high vibration environments, for example in the tail of a helicopter, could have its acceleration sensor deteriorate after having been subjected to high levels of shock and vibration for five (5) years or more. This SAIB recommends best practices for the inspection, modification and replacement of these ELTs located in high vibration environments.

ELT Model P/N s/n (up to, inclusive)

G406-4 453-5012 210-08575
C406-1 453-5002 210-09438
C406-1HM 453-5003 All
C406-2 453-5000 210-09501
C406-2HM 453-5001 210-09936
C406-N 453-5060 252-01689
C406-NHM 453-5061 252-02321


Table 1: SAIB Applicability (Note this applicability is regardless of whether there are additional digits and Revision status appended to the ELT P/N, e.g. 453-5003-123 Rev B. is an affected P/N.)

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