Proposed Bondline Inspection AD

5 Dec 2021 9:56 AM | Don Metz (Administrator)

The NPRM is here. There is a Comment tab in the document.

Basically the NPRM calls for bondline inspections as specified in the Maintenance Manual 100 hr/annual inspections. A small percentage of the fleet is being inspected by persons not familiar with the proper inspection techniques and since the AA5 incident last summer the FAA is on the lookout.

Update:

On December 13, the GOPA Board met to discuss the FAA's proposed new AD which affects the AA-5A and AA-5B models.

After much discussion and agreement on what should be done, the board tasked our Technical Director, John Cotter, with communicating GOPA's position on the NPRM to the FAA as your  "Type Club" input.

We will communicate additional information to you as it becomes available.

Good Flying,

Les Staples VP


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