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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…

Technically: Service Bulletin 30-4166: REVISION TRANSMITTAL – Ice and Rain Protection – Air Intake – Ram Air Recovery System

Issued: Revision 1 – June 29, 2017; Original – March 9, 2017 Revision 1 to SB 30-4166: A. Adds instructions for lower forward cowling repair in Step 6 of the Accomplishment Instructions. B. Corrects a serial number in Step 7 of the Accomplishment Instructions. C. Adds Figure 2. D. Adds the 101-910020-3 Vane, S3806-9 Sheet Metal Repair Kit, S3806-10…

Technically: Service Bulletin 53-4173: Fuselage – Brake Master Cylinder Support Tube Inspection

Issued: June 28, 2017 Effectivity: Beechcraft Super King Air C90GTi, Serial Numbers LJ-2091 thru LJ-2095, LJ-2097; Beechcraft Super King Air B200, Serial Number BB-2019; Beechcraft Super King Air B200GT, Serial Numbers BY-194 thru BY-201; Beechcraft Super King Air B300, Serial Numbers FL-889 thru FL-902, FL-904 thru FL-907. Compliance – Recommended: This service document should be…

Technically: Service Bulletin 23-4175: Communications – Audio Storage and Playback Unit (ASPU) Configuration Change

Issued: July 14, 2017 Effectivity: Super King Air Model B300, Serial Numbers FL-954, FL-967 thru FL-1096; Super King Air Model B300C, Serial Numbers FM-58 thru FM-71; Super King Air Model B200GT, Serial Numbers BY-229 thru BY-293; Super King Air Model B200CGT, Serial Number BZ-1; and King Air C90GTi, Serial Numbers LJ-2122 thru LJ-2136. The equivalent…

Technically: From Communiqué # ME-TP-004: Multi-Engine Turboprop Communiqué

Issued: June 2017 ATA 27 – Control Column Bearing Support Inspection A recent field report has come into the technical support group that stated an out of tolerance gap was found on the control column support bearing. Technical support would like to encourage operators to carefully inspect this area when performing the third phase inspection.…

Technically: From Communiqué # ME-TP-003: Multi-Engine Turboprop Communiqué

Issued: April 2017 ATA 56 – Window Electronic Shades – Cold Temperatures Serial Numbers LJ-2137 and after; BY-207, BY-239, BY-250 and after; FL-954, FL-972, FL-1031 and after. As part of the 2015 block point Fusion Avionics upgrade, Textron Aviation also upgraded the cabin windows with a new electronic dimmable window. This window uses electric current…