FAA Issues SAIB For Mitsubishi MU-2 Airplanes | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne Unlimited--09.16.19

Airborne UnManned--09.17.19

Airborne Unlimited--09.18.19

AMA Drone Report--09.12.19

Airborne Unlimited--09.13.19

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne Unlimited--09.16.19

Airborne UnManned--09.17.19

Airborne Unlimited--09.18.19

AMA Drone Report--09.12.19

Airborne Unlimited--09.13.19

Wed, Jun 12, 2019

FAA Issues SAIB For Mitsubishi MU-2 Airplanes

Recommends Wing Spacer Plate Inspections For Multiple Models

A new Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) issued by the FAA notifies Mitsubishi owners and operators of recommended procedures to detect and correct cracks in the wing spacer plates, which if left uncorrected, could result in reduced structural integrity of the wings.

The SAIB covers Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI), Models MU-2B, MU-2B-10, MU–2B–15, MU–2B–20, MU–2B–25, MU–2B–26, MU–2B–26A, MU–2B–30, MU-2B-35, MU– 2B–36, MU–2B–36A, MU–2B–40, and MU–2B–60 airplanes.

As part of the MHI MU-2B aging aircraft program, one-piece and three-piece main wings were subjected to detailed teardown inspections, and cracks were found in the wing spacer plates attached to the forward lower spar area at wing station 580. It was determined that the cracks resulted from fatigue caused by flight loads.

To address this, MHI issued MU-2 Service Bulletin No. 245, dated April 21, 2016, and MU-2 Service Bulletin No. 107/57-005, dated May 3, 2016. These service bulletins describe procedures for doing a fluorescent penetrant inspection of the wing spacer plates for cracks and replacing cracked wing spacer plates with an improved part.

The FAA recommends that owners and operators perform the fluorescent penetrant inspections detailed in the Section 1 Inspection Procedure of MU-2 Service Bulletin No. 245, dated April 21, 2016, or Service Bulletin No. 107/57-005, dated May 3, 2016, as applicable.

In the event cracks are found and subsequent maintenance is performed in the area of the wing spacer plate that allows for access to the wing spacer plate, the FAA recommends that owners and operators replace the wing spacer plates. Instructions for replacement should be performed in accordance with the Section 2 Replacement Procedure detailed in MU-2 Service Bulletin No. 245, dated April 21, 2016, or Service Bulletin No. 107/57-005, dated May 3, 2016 as applicable.

(Source: FAA. Image from file)

FMI: SAIB

Advertisement

More News

AMA Drone Report 09.12.19: ANAFI FPV, EAA Comments on Amazon, Remote ID SNAFU

Also: Drone Threat Against Heathrow, Football Foul-Up, Iran Arrests Drone Pilots, Flirtey Unveils 'The Future' The ANAFI FPV drone from Parrot puts the operator in the cockpit of P>[...]

Airborne 09.13.19: Lost Plane Reward!, Hurricane Hunters, EASA v FAA

Also: New K-MAX Order, $514,558 Civil Penalty, Boeing 702X Satellites, JetBlue Foundation The pilot and owner of a 1945 Grumman TBM Avenger is asking for help locating the airplane>[...]

ANN FAQ: How Do I Become A News Spy?

We're Everywhere... Thanks To You! Even with the vast resources and incredibly far-reaching scope of the Aero-News Network, every now and then a story that should be reported on sl>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.16.19): Flameout Pattern

Flameout Pattern An approach normally conducted by a single-engine military aircraft experiencing loss or anticipating loss of engine power or control. The standard overhead approa>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 09.10.19: Remote ID NPRM Delay, UAvionix, ANAFI FPV

Also: Drone Delivery Test, AiRXOS UTM Pilot Program, FAA/UAS Partnership, Altitude Angel DoT has delayed the publication of an NPRM concerning remote identification of UAVs until D>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2019 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC