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From Service Letter MTL-57-01 Date: July 20, 2018 Wings – Lower Forward Wing Bolt Crush Washer Inspection/Replacement Compliance – MANDATORY: This service document must be accomplished within 200 flight hours or twelve months from the date of receipt, whichever occurs first. A service document published by Textron Aviation may be recorded as completed in an…

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…