Sun, Mar 19, 2017
AD NUMBER: 2017-05-08
PRODUCT: All Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A. Arriel 2B turboshaft engines.
ACTION: Final Rule
SUMMARY: This AD requires removing any pre-modification (mod) TU 158 hydro-mechanical metering unit (HMU) and replacing with a part eligible for installation.
This AD was prompted by a report of an uncommanded in-flight shutdown (IFSD) on a single-engine helicopter, caused by a low returning spring rate of the needle of the HMU.
The FAA is issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
DATES: This AD becomes effective April 13, 2017.
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