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Airworthiness Alerts

Airworthiness alerts

One of the key strengths of the LAA's system is that we can monitor the fleet centrally and keep track of airworthiness incidents from around the world. Where necessary, we can then let our owners know, to help them keep flying safely.

 

Latest Alerts:

13th Sep 2019 : Placarding Requirements for Aircraft fitted with a Ballistic Parachute Recovery System

 

12 Jun 2019 : Stephens Acro, Laser Z200/Z230,  Extra EA 230 and Edge 360 Aircraft : Inspection Of Forward Fuselage Longerons

 

10 Jun 2019 : Tri-R KIS Aircraft : Inspection/Reinforcement of Rudder Pedal Assembly

 

29 May 2019 : RotorSport MT-03 & MTOsport Gyroplanes : SB-123 Issue 1 ‚Äď Pitch Control Rod

 

28 May 2019 : Montgomerie-Bensen andMontgomerie-Merlin Gyroplanes : Inspection of Lap Strap/AirframeAttachment

 

04 Apr 2019 : Rotax 912i & 915i A Series Engines : Inspection and/or Replacement of Fuel Pump Assembly

 

28 Mar 2019 : Aircraft Safety Harness Integrity

 

21 Mar 2019 : GPS Week Rollover

 

14 Mar 2019 : Murphy Rebel Inspection of Tailplane Strut End Fittings

 

06 Mar 2019 : CZAW SportCruiserWithdrawal of PS. Mk.1 Nose Undercarriage Assemblies

 

05 Mar 2019 : CZAW SportCruiser Nose Undercarriage Spindle Inspection

 

01 Mar 2019 : Ikarus C 42 Inspection of Nosewheel Steering Pushrods

 

27 Feb 2019 : CZAW SportCruiser Inspection for Cracks in Nosewheel Fork

 

22 Feb 2019 : Rotorsport UK - Calidus Front Fork - Top Steering Plate Replacement - Rotorsport UK Gyroplanes (All Marks)

 

21 Feb 2019 : Slick Magneto (4-Cyl. Type) Potential Decrease in Service Life

 

5 Feb 2019 : Auster AOP.9 - Rivet Inspection

 

14 Jan 2019 : Rotax 914 (Series) Exhaust Valve Replacement - Updated

 

11 Jan 2019 : Jabiru Aircraft (All Marks) The Use of Solid Tyres

 

04 Jan 2019 : Auster AOP.9 - Rivet Inspection (superseded by LAA/AWA/19/03)

 

02 Jan 2019 : Rotax 914 (Series) Exhaust Valve Replacement - Updated

 

21 Dec 2018 : TL 2000UK Sting Carbon Inspection of horizontal stabiliser securing pins

 

05 Dec 2018 : Challenger Microlight Aircraft Inspection of Lift Strut Lower Attachment Bracket

 

05 October 2018 : Low-Hours Propeller Inspection Protocol

 

27 September 2018 : High Wing Piper Aircraft - Inspection of Rudder Hinge Assembly

 

07 Aug 2018 : Seasonal Changes to an Aircraft's Rigging, an Aircraft's Performance and Propeller Tightness

 

01 Aug 2018 : Non-EASA (GA) Aircraft Safety Harness Integrity

 

26 Jul 2018 : Sensenich 2 Bladed Ground Adjustable Propeller Inspection of Propeller Hub

 

03 May 2018 : CZAW SportCruiser Nose Undercarriage - Withdrawal of PS Mk I Noselegs &
Changes to Inspection Requirements

 

03 May 2018 : Groppo Trail - Strut to Wing - Attachment Bolt Life

 

10 Mar 2018 : Rotax 912 (Series) and 914 Engines. Valve pushrod assembly - inspection/replacment

 

04 Jan 2018 : Jabiru J400, J430 and J160 Aircraft Mogas Prohibition (superseded 7th December 2017)

 

05 Dec 2017 : Europa Classic, XL and NG Aircraft Fuel Filler Pipe Inspection

 

30 Nov 2017 : 'Kidde' Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles

 

17 Nov 2017 : Shadow Fuel Tank Checks

 

16 Aug 2017 : Rotax 912i (Series) Engines Checking of the Correct Positioning of Sealing Plug in Ignition Housing

 

16 Aug 2017 : All Lycoming Engines Identification of Connecting rods with Non-Conforming Small End Bushes

 

27 Jul 2017 : Europa Aircraft - All Marks - Fuel System Inspection

 

28 Feb 2017 : Rotax 9 Series Engines (All Models) Checking Engine Mounting Bolts

 

10 Feb 2017 : Rotax 912 and 914 Series Engines - Engine Temperature Measurement (supersedes previous AWA)

 

08 Feb 2017 : Schroth Harness

 

26 Jan 2017 : Vans RV-8 Missing Centre Section Bolts

 

01 Dec 2016 : Europa Aircraft (All Variants) Flap Drive Pin - Inspection for Security

 

29 Nov 2016 : EuroFOX Aircraft - Checking of Elevator Trim Cable Assembly

 

08 Nov 2016 : EuroFOX Tail Wheel Aircraft - Replacement of Undercarriage Guide Bracket Bolts

 

28 Oct 2016 : Aerotechnik EV-97 Eurostar - Visual Inspection of Main Spar Caps

 

 

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Engineering news

Mogas containing up to 5% ethanol

LAA Engineering has started to approve aircraft with certain engines to use 'E5' mogas. Further information can be found on the E5 Mogas page (Aircraft & Technical - Operating & Maintaining Aircraft - E5 Mogas). The information includes general conditions and checks to be made, as well as downloadable placards. The placards may alternatively be requested from Engineering by sending in a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Placards for aircraft fitted with eligble engines will also be included with the Certificate of Validity at Permit revalidation.

 

Engine condition monitoring programme

A useful addition to the Aircraft Maintence section is a spreadsheet that is designed to record up to 10 important engine parameters that will automatically produce graphical representations of each parameter based on both calender time and engine hours. Have a browse

 

Aircraft design section

The Aircraft Design Section contains a variety of Excel spreadsheets designed to assist in the many calculation tasks required in aircraft design and development.  Although limited to start with, we are working to add new content on a regular basis.  Have a browse

 

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