AD/BELL 206/162 Main Rotor Blade Grip Plate Tang 2/2006DM
Applicability: Model AB
206A/B helicopters equipped with main rotor blades part number
206-010-200-(all dash numbers) having a serial number with the
prefix A-xxxx; except the following serial numbers:
A-3586, A-3915, A-4044, A-4087, A-4095, A-4130, A-4132, A-4133,
A-4134, A-4135, A-4137, A-4143, A-4145, A-4146, A-4147, A-4150,
A-4154, A-4155, A-4157, A-4163, A-4167, A-4174, A-4175, A-4179,
A-4202, A-4206, A-4217, A-4221, A-4224, A-4277, A-4302, A-4363,
A-4366, A-4375, A-4398, A-4400, A-4403, A-4411, A-4414, A-4423,
A-4446, A-4497, A-4503, A-5714, and subsequent serial numbers.
Requirement: Action in accordance with Agusta
Technical Bulletin No. 206-239, dated 7 September 2005.
Note: ENAC AD 2005-406 refers.
Compliance: Within 50 flight hours after 13
December 2005 or before 31 January 2006, whichever occurs first.
This Airworthiness Directive becomes effective on 13 December
Background: Reports were received of tool mark
damage discovered on the affected main rotor blades. The tool marks
are on the edges of the grip plate tangs and had resulted from
manufacture. Undetected tool marks could lead to cracking of the
grip plate tang.