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Technically: From Multi-Engine Turboprop Communiqué # ME-TP-009

Date: June 2018 ATA 21 – Environmental Ducting Damage Serial Numbers BB-1978, BB-1988 and after; BY-1 and after; BZ-1 and after; FL-493, FL-500 and after The airplanes listed above are equipped with the Keith Products environmental system. This system has an automatic (AUTO) mode and a manual (MAN) mode. The system is designed to be…

Technically: Beechcraft Service Letter #MTL-55-01

Date: May 2018 Stabilizers – Inspection of the Washer Location in the Elevator Support Assembly Effectivity: King Air Model B200GT, Serial Numbers BY-301 through BY-303; King Air Model B300, Serial Numbers FL-1106, FL-1107, FL-1110, FL-1111, and FL-1113; and King Air Model B300C, Serial Number FM-72 Reason: The washers for the left and right elevator support…

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From Beechcraft Service Bulletin # MTB-52-01 Date: April 12, 2018 Doors – Inside Airstair Door Handle Snap Ring Modification Effectivity: Model C90GTi, Serial Numbers LJ-1 through LJ-2150; Model B200GT, Serial Numbers BY-1 through BY-323; Model B200CGT, Serial Number BZ-1; Model B300C, Serial Numbers FM-1 through FM-76; Model B300, Serial Numbers FL-1 through FL-1145. Reason: This…

Technically: From Beechcraft Service Letter # MTL-52-01

Date: February 21, 2018 Doors – Cabin Door Lock Inspection Effectivity: King Air C90GTi, Serial Numbers LJ-2130 through LJ-2137; King Air B200GT, Serial Numbers BY-259 through BY-277, BY-279 through BY-285; King Air B200CGT, Serial Number BZ-1; King Air B300C, Serial Numbers FM-67 through FM-69; and King Air B300, Serial Numbers FL-1063 through FL-1089. Reason: Textron…

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The FAA released Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) 18001 which states the following: Date: December 19, 2017 Subject: Textron King Air 90-Series Airplane Boost Pump Failure and CROSSFEED Operational Information Purpose: This SAFO provides safety information to Textron King Air 90-Series airplane owners, operators, and training departments/centers on the possibility of dual engine failure due…

From Multi-Engine Turboprop Communiqué # ME-TP-007

Date: January 2018 ATA 23 – Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) and Flight Data Recorder (FDR) 90-Day Underwater Locator Beacon (ULB) In 2015, the FAA revised Technical Standard Order (TSO) C121a for ULBs. TSO C121b was released to provide standards for ULBs with a battery capable of lasting for 90 days after activation. At the same…

Technically: From Multi-Engine Turboprop Communiqué # ME-TP-006

Date: December 2017 ATA 28 − Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) HQ-18-08 The FAA has released Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) HQ-18-08, [information shown below], for a fuel contamination on 36 civilian aircraft. Some of the affected aircraft are Textron Aviation turboprops. (Editor’s Note: King Airs included on SAIB are listed below for your convenience/reference.)…

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Service Letter MTL-27-01: Flight Controls – Control Column Master Link Aileron Interconnect Chain Inspection Issued: September 20, 2017 Effectivity: King Air Models – C90GTi, Serial Numbers LJ-2100 through LJ-2135; B200GT, Serial Numbers BY-203 through BY-277; B200, Serial Numbers BB-2020 through BB-2021; B200C, Serial Number BL-171; B200CGT, Serial Number BZ-1; B300C, Serial Numbers FM-56 through FM-69;…

Technically: From Communiqué #ME-TP-005

Issued: August 2017 ATA 20 – Ballast – Engine and Propeller Removed All During regular maintenance, there are times that removal of the propellers and engines is required. This configuration leaves the airplane in a tail-heavy condition causing concerns that the tail would settle; especially if the airplane is undergoing other maintenance requiring maintenance personnel…

Technically: From Communiqué # ALL-003: Beechcraft and Hawker

Issued: July 2017 ATA 00 − Textron Aviation Service Document Change Notification The purpose of this Model Communiqué is to notify Beech and Hawker operators that Textron Aviation is standardizing service document formats for all Textron Aviation models. Service Letter Textron Aviation plans to start issuing Service Letters for Hawker and Beech models for changes…