DGCA/NEW-MISC/153

SUBJECT – Equipment and furnishing – Hoist – Inspection replacement

During a maintenance check flight with a MBB-BK 117 C-2 helicopter, a dummy load of 552 lbs (250kg) was picked up in order to conduct a “maximum load cycle” on the rescue hoist. The cable reeled-out without further command of the operator, causing the test dummy load to impact the ground.
The results of further examinations on the subject hoist determined that the overload clutch had failed. The overload clutch design is common to all Goodrich externally mounted rescue hoists listed in Appendix 1 of
EASA AD 2013-0065-E 
This condition, if not detected and corrected, could lead to further cases of in-flight loss of the hoist load, possibly resulting in injury to persons on the ground or in a hoisting accident. For the reasons described above, this AD requires identification of the installed hoist and, for affected hoist installations, a one-time inspection and load check test of the externally mounted hoist.
Goodrich  is a world leader in developing, manufacturing, and supporting helicopter rescue hoist and aircraft cargo winch systems. Goodrich hoist and winch produces both traditional level wind and industry unique translating drum cable management systems. These types of hoist and winch technologies are used around the world for critical rescue missions and cargo handling by the U.S. and international coast guards, U.S. Army, foreign and domestic armed forces, and paramilitary forces, such as police, firefighters, medical evacuation crews, and other local municipalities. Our rescue hoists have field proven success in high demand, extreme environment missions and have been instrumental in saving lives in several worldwide disaster relief efforts.

India’s first Global 6000: Spotted

The Flying Engineer

G6000VT-SNG, A BOMBARDIER BD-700-1A10 (Marketed as the Bombardier Global Express, and now rebranded as the Global 6000), just flew into Bangalore HAL airport. The aircraft was spotted on the downwind, as it majestically turned right for base to land into VOBG’s Runway 09.

This Global 6000 is owned by Sun TV Network Ltd (whose parent is Sun Group, which also owns Spicejet), and is used to transport their honco, Kalanithi Maran. The brand new aircraft was registered VT-SNG (manufacturer serial number 9493) on the 11th of March, 2013.

RANGE_6000Bombardier describes the Global 6000 as “Speed, Range and Stately Supremacy”. It has a maximum range of 6,000NM (11,112km), and a maximum cruise speed of Mach 0.89 (89% the speed of sound). It can fly at FL510 (51,000ft above mean sea level at an altimeter setting of 1013.25), carrying 8-19 passengers. VT-SNG, however, has been certified with a seating capacity of 16.

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DGCA/Cessna 172/48

SUBJECT : This AD is prompted by report of chafing of new configuration of fuel line return assembly, which was caused by the fuel line assembly rubbing against the right steering tube assembly during rudder pedal actuation.
Reference FAA AD 2013-03-15 Cessna Aircraft Company:
(a) Effective Date : This AD is effective March 19, 2013.
(b) Affected : ADs None.
(c) Applicability : Cessna airplanes, certificated in any category:
(1) Model 172R, serial numbers (S/N) 17281573 through 17281616; and
(2) Model 172S, S/N l72S11074 through 172S11193.
(d) Subject : JASC/ATA Code 2820, Aircraft Fuel Distribution System.
(e) Unsafe Condition : This AD was prompted by reports of chafing of a new configuration of the fuel return line assembly, which was caused by the fuel return line assembly rubbing against the right steering tube assembly during rudder pedal actuation. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
(f) Compliance : Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done.
(g) Inspect the Fuel Return Line Assembly
At whichever of the following compliance times that occurs later, inspect the fuel return line assembly (Cessna part number (P/N) 0516031-1) for damage following the Accomplishment Instructions section of Cessna Aircraft Company Service Bulletin SEB-28-01, dated September 21,2012.(1) At the next annual inspection after March 19, 2013 (the effective date of this AD);(2) Within the next 100 hours time-in-service (TIS) after March 19, 2013 (the effective date of this AD); or(3) Within the next 12 calendar months after March 19, 2013 (the effective date of this AD).(h) Replace the Fuel Return Line Assembl          If you find evidence of damage of the fuel return line assembly (Cessna P/N 0516031-1) as a result of the inspection required by paragraph (g) of this AD, before further flight, replace the fuel return line assembly (Cessna P/N 0516031-1) following the Accomplishment Instructions section of Cessna Aircraft Company Service Bulletin SEB-28-01,  Sept 21, 2012.

(i) Install the Fuel Return Line Assembly If you find no evidence of damage of the fuel return line assembly (Cessna P/N 0516031-1) as a result of the inspection required by paragraph (g) of this AD, before further flight, reinstall the fuel return line assembly (Cessna P/N 0516031-1) following the Accomplishment Instructions section of Cessna  SB SEB-28-01,  Sept 21, 2012.
(j) Install Forward and Aft Fuel Return Line Support Clamps and Brackets
After installing the fuel return line assembly as required by replacement in paragraph (h) of this 
AD or installation in paragraph (i) of this AD, before further flight, install the forward and aft fuel return line support clamps and brackets following the Accomplishment Instructions section of Cessna  SEB-28-01, dated Sept 21, 2012.

(k) Inspect for a Minimum Clearance Between Certain Parts
After the installation required by paragraph (j) of this AD, before further flight, inspect for a 
minimum clearance between the following parts throughout the range of copilot pedal travel. The requirements of this AD take precedence over the actions required in the Accomplishment

Instructions section of Cessna Aircraft Company Service Bulletin SEB-28-01, dated September 21,2012:
(1) A minimum clearance of 0.5 inch between the fuel return line assembly (Cessna P/N
0516031-1) and the steering tube assembly (Cessna P/N MC0543022-2C); and
(2) Visible positive clearance between the fuel return line assembly (Cessna P/N 0516031-1) and the airplane structure.
(l) Adjust Clearance for Fuel Return Line Assembly
If you find any clearance less than the minimum clearance required by paragraph (k) of this AD,before further flight, adjust to the minimum clearance required by paragraph (k) of this AD.