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AD: Agusta

AD NUMBER: 2008-14-05
MANUFACTURER: Agusta
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-14-05
SUMMARY:
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model A109E and A119 helicopters. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the Technical Agent for Italy,with which we have a bilateral agreement, states in the MCAI: 'Some cases of interference between the hydraulic pipe, P/N 109-0761-65-103, and the tail rotor control rod assembly have been detected on Model A109E helicopters * * * The interference, if not corrected, could damage the hydraulic pipes and lead to the loss of the hydraulic system No. 1 in flight. This AD * * * is issued to extend the same mandatory corrective actions to A119 model due to its design similarity with A109E.' This AD requires actions that are intended to address this unsafe condition.

FMI: www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/airworthiness_directives/

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