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Thu, Apr 20, 2006

Urgent CASA AD: Cirrus

Applicability: Model SR20 and SR22 aeroplanes with serial numbers as follows: Model SR20 SR22 Serial Numbers 1005 through 1581 inclusive 0002 through 1643 and 1645 through 1662

Requirement:
  1. Inspect the fuel line and wire harness for any chafing damage in accordance with Cirrus Design Corporation Service Bulletin SB 2X-28-04 R1, Issued:November 2005, Revised: 14 November 2005.
  2. If, as a result of the Requirement 1 inspection, any chafing damage is found carry
    out the following in accordance with SB 2X-28-04 R1:
    a. Replace any damaged fuel line; and
    b. Repair any damaged wires or sheathing of the wire harness.
  3. Install the following in accordance with SB 2X-28-04 R1:
    a. Forward loop clamp,
    b. Fuel line shield,
    c. Aft loop clamp, and
    d. Anti-chafe tubing.

Later revisions of the above SB, approved by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as an Alternate Method of Compliance (AMOC) to FAA AD 2006-07-06, are considered acceptable for compliance with the equivalent Requirements of this Directive.

Note: FAA AD 2006-07-06 Amdt 39-14533 refers.

Compliance: For Requirement 1 - Within the next 50 hours time-in-service (TIS) after the effective date of this Directive.

For Requirement 2 - Before further flight after the Requirement 1 inspection.

For Requirement 3 - Within the next 50 hours TIS after the effective date of this
Directive.

This Airworthiness Directive becomes effective on 11 May 2006.

Background: The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has received reports of fuel line leaks resulting from wire chafing on the fuel lines. This failure could lead to unsafe fuel vapour within the cockpit and possible fire. The actions specified in this Directive are intended to detect, correct and prevent damage to the fuel line and wire bundles, which could result in fuel leaks.

FMI: www.casa.gov.au

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