AD NUMBER: 2003-13-14
MANUFACTURER: Bell SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2003-13-14
SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new
airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Bell Helicopter
Textron Canada (BHTC) model helicopters that requires performing a
continuity test, temporarily repairing any unairworthy chip
detector, and replacing any repaired chip detectors. This
amendment is prompted by reports of poor or no continuity between
the insert and the chip detector housing on certain chip detectors.
The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent failure of
a chip detector indication, loss of a critical component, and
subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.