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Aviation Alerts

PLEASE NOTE: The Piper Flyer Association posts Airworthiness Directives, Alerts and Service Bulletins as a courtesy for our members and for information only. This listing in not complete and should not be used as the official source of this information. It is up to you to do proper research on what ADs and SBs are appropriate for your aircraft. You are encouraged to contact your licensed A&P mechanic and to reference the official FAA website for correct information. http://www.faa.gov/aircraft/safety/alerts/

Service Bulletin 866A

Piper Service Bulletin pertaining the back-up gear extender system for the following Piper models:

PA-28R-180 Arrow (*)
PA-28R-200 Arrow/Arrow II (*)
PA-28R-201 Arrow III
PA-28R-201T Turbo Arrow III
PA-28RT-201 Arrow IV
PA-28RT-201T Turbo Arrow IV
PA-32R-300 Lance
PA-32RT-300 Lance II
PA-32RT-300T Turbo Lance II
PA-32R-301 Saratoga S.P.
PA-32R-301T Turbo Saratoga S.P.

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AD 2015-08-04

April 2015-

We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 99-01-05 R1, which applied to certain aircraft equipped with wing lift struts. AD 99-01-05 R1 required repetitively inspecting the wing lift struts for corrosion; repetitively inspecting the wing lift strut forks for cracks; replacing any corroded wing lift strut; replacing any cracked wing lift strut fork; and repetitively replacing the wing lift strut forks at a specified time for certain airplanes. This new AD retains all requirements of AD 99-01-05R1 and adds additional airplane models to the Applicability section. This AD was prompted by a report that additional Piper Aircraft, Inc. model airplanes should be added to the Applicability section. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.

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Piper Q&A AC 43.13-1B

This advisory circular (AC) contains methods, techniques, and practices acceptable to the Administrator for the inspection and repair of nonpressurized areas of civil aircraft, only when there are no manufacturer repair or maintenance  instructions. This data generally pertains to minor repairs. The repairs identified in this AC may only be used as a basis for FAA approval for major repairs. The repair data may also be used as approved data, and the AC chapter, page, and paragraph listed in block 8 of FAA form 337 when:

a.
the user has determined that it is appropriate to the product being repaired;

b.
it is directly applicable to the repair being made; and

c.
it is not contrary to manufacturer’s data.

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http://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Advisory_Circular/AC_43.13-1B_w-chg1.pdf

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Unapproved Parts Notification- Dukes Aerospace

February, 2015-

Information received during a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Suspected Unapproved Parts (SUP) investigation revealed between March 2011 and March 2013 Dukes Aerospace Incorporated, located at 9060 Winnetka Avenue, Northridge, CA 91324, improperly maintained, overhauled, and approved for return to service various aircraft articles (listed later in this document) which were manufactured by Dukes Incorporated/Dukes Aerospace Incorporated contrary to the regulations. Dukes Aerospace Incorporated holds FAA Air Agency Certificate No. 1DUR590B with Accessory Class 1 and 2 Ratings. Evidence indicates that Dukes Aerospace Incorporated approved aircraft articles for return to service that were not maintained in compliance with the manufacturer's maintenance manuals or other data acceptable to the FAA. Discrepancies include, but are not limited to the following: (1) approving articles for return to service without using methods techniques and practices acceptable to the Administrator (2) converting and/or modifying aircraft components without using approved data.

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Tips On Winter Flying

February, 2015-

Winter flying in most parts of the United States can adversely affect flight operations. Poor weather conditions with fast moving fronts, strong and gusty winds, blowing and drifting snow, and icing conditions are just part of the conditions that require careful planning in order to minimize their effects. Operation in this environment requires special winter operating procedures.
These pages are designed to refresh the pilot's memory in cold weather operations. Pilots should assure themselves that they have obtained adequate cold weather knowledge appropriate to the aircraft used and the geographical and weather environment. Winter flying is not particularly hazardous if the pilot will use a little extra caution and exercise good judgment in analyzing weather situations.

The material presented here has been taken from many discussions of winter flying techniques with highly qualified pilots in various parts of the United States. The experience gained in accident investigations has also been included in this guide.
This guide contains ideas and possible courses of action for the pilots to keep in mind while operating aircraft during winter months. It is produced in connection with the Federal Aviation Administration, General Aviation Accident Prevention Program, as a reference for pilots desiring information on winter flying.

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FAA–2014–1083

We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 99–01–05 R1, which applies to certain aircraft equipped with wing lift struts. AD 99–01–05 R1 currently requires repetitively inspecting the wing lift struts for corrosion; repetitively inspecting the wing lift strut forks for cracks; replacing any corroded wing lift strut; replacing any cracked wing lift strut fork; and repetitively replacing the wing lift strut forks at a specified time for certain airplanes. Since we issued AD 99–01–05 R1, we have determined that additional airplane models should be added to the Applicability section. This proposed AD would retain all requirements of the existing AD. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.

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AD 2015-02-01

We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2011-23-01 for all Technify Motors GmbH (TMG) models TAE 125-01 and TAE 125-02-99 reciprocating engines with certain part number (P/N) and serial number (S/N) clutch assemblies installed. AD 2011-23-01 required replacement of certain P/N and S/N clutch assemblies. This AD requires the same actions but expands the population of affected P/N and S/N clutch assemblies. This AD was prompted by an additional report of a clutch assembly that malfunctioned due to disk springs that received a nonconforming heat treatment process. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the clutch assembly, which could lead to failure of the engine, in-flight shutdown, and loss of control of the airplane.

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AD 2015-02-07

We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain serial number (S/N) Lycoming Engines reciprocating engines. This AD was prompted by propeller governor shaft set screws coming loose due to improper installation. We are issuing this AD to prevent the propeller governor shaft set screw from coming loose, causing damage to the engine and damage to the airplane.

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Cub Aileron Hinge Bracket

broken aileron hinge PA-16

November 2014-

We've received reports on these aileron hinge brackets that attach the aileron hinge support to the false spar in 6 places. Extensive corrosion is typical, as well as cracks in the bend. There has been at least one report of complete failure.

The part number may vary depending on the model of your airplane. however, the installation is typical of all high-wing Piper models.

There may or may not be an inspection access point adjacent in the skin.

The failures so far do not show an immediate safety concern warranty airworthiness action, failure has led to visible vibration that could eventually lead to a flutter or fatigue issue.

There are PMA parts available.

Please pass along to any operators, groups, etc., you may be aware of.

Thank you,
G. "Keith" Noles
FAA Aircraft Certification Office

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FAA NPRM 14 CFR Part 39

We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 81–09–09, which applies to certain Meggitt (Troy), Inc. (previously known as Stewart Warner South Wind Corporation and as Stewart Warner South Wind Division) Model Series 8240 (Models 8240–A, 8240–C, 8240E, and 8248), 8253 (Models 8253–A, 8253–B, and 8253–C), 8259 (Models 8259–A, 8259–C, 8259– DL, 8259HL2, 8259HR2, 8259JR2, 8259L, and 8259M), and 8472 (Models 8472C and 8472D) combustion heaters. AD 81–09–09 currently  requires repetitive inspections of the combustion heater; repetitive general inspections of the combustion heater installation; and, for combustion heaters having 1,000 hours or more time-in-service (TIS), overhaul of the combustion heater.

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AD 81-09-09

Airworthiness Directives; STEWART-WARNER (SOUTH WIND DIVISION): Applies to Combustion Heaters Model Series 8240, 8253, 8259, and 8472 marked as meeting the standards of FAA TSO-C20, installed in aircraft certificated in all categories

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AD 2004-25-16 R1: Regarding B-Series Combustion Heaters

The FAA is revising Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2004-25-16,
which applies to aircraft equipped with a fuel regulator shutoff valve
part number (P/N) 14D11, A14D11, B14D11, C14D11, 23D04, A23D04, B23D04,
C23D04, or P23D04 used with B1500, B2030, B2500, B3040, B3500, B4050,
or B4500 B-Series combustion heaters.

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AD: Kelly Aerospace Power Systems, B-Series Combustion Heaters

The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 96-20-07, which applies to certain B-Series Combustion Heaters Models B1500, B2030, B3040, and B4050 that are installed on airplanes. AD 96-20-07 currently requires you to repetitively test (pressure decay) the combustion tube and overhaul any heater that does not pass any test.

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SAIB: Engine Fuel - NATO Grade F-24 Jet Fuel

This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) advises aircraft operators, fixed base operators, FAA repair stations, flight standards district offices, and foreign civil aviation authorities that NATO grade F-24 jet fuel, as specified in NATO Standard AFLP–3747, "Guide Specifications (Minimum Quality Standards) for Aviation Turbine Fuels (F-24, F-27, F-34, F-35, F-37, F-40, and F-44)," Edition A, Version 1, is acceptable for use on aircraft and engines certificated for operation with ASTM International D1655 grade Jet A fuel1, provided the fuel system icing inhibitor (FSII) concentration in the specific batch of F-24 fuel meets the aircraft's operating limitations pertaining to FSII. Grade F-24 jet fuel meets all the performance requirements of D1655 grade Jet A fuel, but specifies a different FSII concentration range as compared to ASTM International D1655 grade Jet A fuel.

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SAIB: FMS and GPS Equipment Advisory Vertical Guidance with no Published Vertical Descent Angle

This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) alerts airframe manufacturers, navigation equipment manufacturers, and aircraft operators of any aircraft using Instrument Approach Procedures (IAPs) without a published vertical descent angle. This SAIB is not intended to prevent or inhibit manufacturers from providing advisory vertical guidance on IAPs.

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SAIB: Power Plant, Air Intake

August 2014- This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) is to alert owners, operators, and
maintenance technicians of Piper Aircraft, Inc. (Piper) Models PA-28, PA-32, PA-34, PA-44, and
PA-46 series airplanes of an airworthiness concern, specifically structural deterioration and possible
collapse of the air inlet hose. The air inlet hose may be between the air filter and the fuel injector,
carburetor or carburetor heat box depending on the airplane model. A collapsed hose reduces airflow
to the engine and could result in a rough running engine or a loss of power.

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Standard Hardware, AN, MS and NAS Fasteners SAIB: HQ-14-16

This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) informs the aviation industry of potential non-conforming Military Specifications (MS), Army Navy Standards (AN) and National Aerospace Standards (NAS) fasteners. The SAIB applies to manufacturers, owners, operators, and maintenance personnel of airplanes, rotorcraft, engines and appliances. This SAIB also asks the aviation industry to report fastener failures and other non-conformities. This bulletin focuses on MS 21042 nuts due to their wide usage in aviation, but is relevant to all other standard fasteners.
At this time, the airworthiness concern is not an unsafe condition and does not warrant an airworthiness directive (AD) action under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 39. However, a significant number of past ADs noted possible unsafe conditions caused by non-conforming fasteners.

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Airworthiness Directive for Piper Aircraft AD 99-26-19 R1

We are revising Airworthiness Directive (AD) 99-26-19 that applies to certain The New Piper Aircraft, Inc. Model J-2 airplanes equipped with wing lift struts. AD 99-26-19 required repetitively inspecting the wing lift struts for dents and corrosion; repetitively inspecting the wing lift strut forks for cracks; replacing any dented or corroded wing lift strut; replacing any cracked wing lift strut fork; and repetitively replacing the wing lift strut forks at specified times for certain airplanes. AD 99-26-19 also required incorporating a ''NO STEP'' placard on the wing lift strut. Since we issued AD 99-26-19, we were informed that paragraph (c) had been misinterpreted and caused confusion. This AD clarifies the intent of the language in paragraph (c) of AD 99-26-19 and retains all other requirements of AD 99-26-19. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.

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Airworthiness Directive: Wing Lift Struts AD 99-01-05 R1

The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to certain aircraft equipped with wing lift struts. The list of affected airplanes in the Applicability section is incorrect. Several Piper Aircraft, Inc. Model PA-18 airplanes were inadvertently omitted from the final rule; however, those models were included in the notice of proposed rulemaking. This document corrects that error. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.

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Revised AD for Clipped Wing Cub

We are revising Airworthiness Directive (AD) 99-01-05 for certain aircraft equipped with wing lift struts. AD 99-01-05 required repetitively inspecting the wing lift struts for corrosion; repetitively inspecting the wing lift strut forks for cracks; replacing any corroded wing lift strut; replacing any cracked wing lift strut fork; and repetitively replacing the wing lift strut forks at a specified time for certain airplanes. AD 99-01-05 also required incorporating a ''NO STEP'' placard on the wing lift strut. Since we issued AD 99-01-05, we were informed that paragraph (c) had been misinterpreted and caused confusion. This AD clarifies the intent of the language in paragraph (c) of AD 99-01-05 and retains all other requirements of AD 99-01-05. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.

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SAIB: WING SPAR – Main Spar Lower Cap Cracks

This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) alerts you, owners and operators of certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. (Piper) Models PA-31*, PA-31-300, PA-31-325, and PA-31-350 airplanes, of cracking discovered in the wing main spar lower cap at the aircraft centerline spar splice plate. This SAIB also provides guidance on recommended inspections for these Piper airplane models at the damage location.
*Note: The Model PA-31 may also be identified as a PA-31-310, even though the PA-31-310 is not a model recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on the type certificate data sheet.
At this time, this airworthiness concern has not been determined to be an unsafe condition that would warrant AD action under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR) part 39.

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Revised AD for Piper J-2

SUMMARY: We are revising Airworthiness Directive (AD) 99-26-19 that applies to certain The New Piper Aircraft, Inc. Model J-2 airplanes equipped with wing lift struts. AD 99-26-19 required repetitively inspecting the wing lift struts for dents and corrosion; repetitively inspecting the wing lift strut forks for cracks; replacing any dented or corroded wing lift strut; replacing any cracked wing lift strut fork; and repetitively replacing the wing lift strut forks at specified times for certain airplanes. AD 99-26-19 also required incorporating a ''NO STEP'' placard on the wing lift strut. Since we issued AD 99-26-19, we were informed that paragraph (c) had been misinterpreted and caused confusion. This AD clarifies the intent of the language in paragraph (c) of AD 99-26-19 and retains all other requirements of AD 99-26-19. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.

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Piper PA-46 models AD correction

The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that published in the Federal Register. AD 2013-13-01 applies to certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. Models PA-46-310P, PA-46-350P, PA-46R-350T, and PA-46-500TP airplanes. There is an incorrect reference to a paragraph designation, four instances of an incorrect reference to the paragraph in the service bulletin that references an airworthiness limitation, and an incomplete email address for the person to contact in the Related Information section. This document corrects those errors. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.

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FAA-2012-0983 AD Correction

The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to all Piper Aircraft, Inc. Models PA-31, PA-31-325, and PA-31-350 airplanes. Table 1 of paragraph (g) lists the incorrect model/part number for the Model PA-31-350, tail pipe assembly, top. This document corrects that error. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.

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SAIB: CE-13-45 Engine Exhaust; Tailpipe V-band Couplings

This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) informs owners, operators, and maintenance personnel of turbocharged, reciprocating engine-powered airplanes about the potential for in-flight fire as a result of failure of the exhaust system V-band coupling securing the tailpipe to the turbocharger, the wastegate overboard, or any other exhaust system V-band coupling.


The FAA has issued airworthiness directives (AD) in the past concerning V-band couplings for specific airplane models. These ADs remain in effect where applicable. For those airplanes not affected by a V-band coupling AD, this airworthiness concern is not considered an unsafe condition at this time that would warrant AD action under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 39.

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FAA–2013–0724 Model J-2 airplanes equipped with wing lift struts

We propose to revise airworthiness directive (AD) 99-26-19 
that applies to certain The New Piper Aircraft, Inc. Model J-2 
airplanes equipped with wing lift struts. AD 99-26-19 currently 
requires repetitively inspecting the wing lift struts for dents and 
corrosion; repetitively inspecting the wing lift strut forks for 
cracks; replacing any dented or corroded wing lift strut; replacing any 
cracked wing lift strut fork; and repetitively replacing the wing lift 
strut forks at specified times for certain airplanes. AD 99-26-19 also 
currently requires incorporating a ``NO STEP'' placard on the wing lift 
strut. Since we issued AD 99-26-19, we have been informed that 
paragraph (c) is being misinterpreted and causing confusion. This 
proposed AD would clarify the intent of the language currently in 
paragraph (c) of AD 99-26-19 and would retain all other requirements of 
AD 99-26-19. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition 
on these products.
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SAIB: CE-13-30 IGNITION SYSTEM – Toggle Style Magneto Switches on the Left Side Cabin Adjacent to the Pilot Seat

This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) alerts you, owners and operators of certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. Model PA-18 and PA-19 airplanes with magneto toggle switches located on the left cabin panel, of an airworthiness concern, specifically that the magneto toggle switches can be inadvertently turned off when operating nearby controls and cause a loss of power during takeoff and landing. This SAIB also provides guidance on where to locate and/or replace the magneto toggle switches to reduce the likelihood of their inadvertent shutoff in flight.

At this time, this airworthiness concern has not been determined to be an unsafe condition that would warrant AD action under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR) part 39.

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