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AACs - Part 1-92 - Airworthiness Articles
Part 1 - Airworthiness Articles
Bell Helicopter Models 212
The purpose of this notification is to advise all Certificate of Registration holders (CofR holders), operators, and maintenance organisations with an interest in the above listed helicopter model, that certain main rotor, outboard tension strap fittings, part number 204-012-103-005, located on the main rotor, were produced without USA FAA Production Approval.
A company fabricated main rotor outboard tension torsion strap fittings, as referenced above, on a government breakout contract for the United State Department of Defence (DOD). The fittings were sold to DOD/ Defence Contract Administration Services in Los Angeles, CA. Some of these fittings were subsequently sold as Government surplus and have appeared for sale on the open market. DOD procedures required that flight critical "breakout" parts be uniquely serialised. In this case, the fitting part number, as it appears on the part, is prefaced with "HA-" followed by a Manufacturer's Federal Supply Code (FSCM) of 58822.
C of R Holders, operators, and maintenance entities, should inspect their affected helicopters and/or stock for the referenced part number. The above mentioned part may not be installed on an Australian aircraft.