Sun, May 30, 2004
Aerospatiale (Socata) TBM 700 Series
AD/TBM 700/34 Pilot Seat & Front Passenger Seat
Applicability: Model TBM 700 C2 aircraft. Model
TBM 700 C1 aircraft with option OPT 70 01-029 “Provision for
Requirement: Action in accordance with the
Accomplishment Instructions of EADS Socata Alert Service Bulletin
Note: DGAC Emergency AD UF-2004-069 refers.
Compliance: Before the next flight after 2 June
2004, and during each subsequent seat adjustment after 2 June 2004.
This Airworthiness Directive becomes effective on 2 June 2004.
Background: A case of pilot seat unlocking
occurred during a test flight at the manufacturer’s facility.
It was determined that interference can occur between a side
upholstery panel and the seat housing in low and intermediate
adjustment positions, and can result in the seat not locking in the
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