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AD: Airbus Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2018-05-01

PRODUCT: Airbus Helicopters Model AS332C, AS332C1, AS332L, AS332L1, AS332L2, and EC225LP helicopters.

ACTION: Final Rule.

SUMMARY: This AD requires inspecting the sliding cabin plug door (sliding door).

This AD was prompted by the failure of the sliding door's jettison mechanism due to corrosion.

DATES: This AD is effective April 5, 2018.

COST: The FAA estimates that this AD affects 24 helicopters of U.S. Registry and that labor costs average $85
per work-hour. Based on these estimates, the following costs are estimated:

  • Visually inspecting for corrosion requires 1 work-hour and no parts for a total cost of $85 per helicopter
  • Replacing corroded parts requires 8 work-hours and parts cost $500 for a total cost of $1,180 per helicopter.
  • Replacing the door jettisoning system requires 16 work-hours and parts cost $4,500 for a total cost of $5,860 per helicopter.
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