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Thu, Mar 26, 2009

AD: Embraer

AD NUMBER: 2009-06-16
MANUFACTURER: Empresa
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-06-16
SUMMARY:
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as: It has been found the occurrence of failed bearings of the RAT [ram air turbine] generator, which may lead to a RAT generator failure. The RAT generator was designed to provide emergency electrical power to essential systems in case of loss of all other sources of aircraft AC electrical power. * * * * * Loss of emergency electrical power could result in reduced controllability of the airplane during in-flight emergencies. We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe condition on these products.

FMI: www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/airworthiness_directives/

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