Airworthiness Directive Notices
Updated 29 September 2017
New approach to control cables
Aircraft owners, operators and maintainers need to be aware of a new approach being taken by CASA to the mandatory replacement of a range of primary flight control cable assemblies. This relates to AD/GENERAL/87 Primary Flight Control Cable Assembly Retirement.
The new approach was described in PAD/GENERAL/87 Amdt 1 - Primary Flight Control Cable Terminals - Detailed Visual Inspections which closed for industry comment on 28 June 2017. The Summary of Responses can be found here. AD/GENERAL/87 Amdt 1 has now been published with a commencement date of 1 November 2017.
Changes to CAO 100.5 explained
Several 'equipment' and 'aircraft - general' ADs have been amended as a result of the requirements of these ADs transitioning to CAO 100.5, for those aircraft to which Part 42 of CASR 1998 does not apply.
Read more information about Changes to 100.5.
States of Design
On 1 October 2009, Part 39 changed to incorporate automatic acceptance of State of Design ADs. CASA have produced a list of States of Design for reference.