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Airworthiness Alerts

Airworthiness alerts

One of the key strengths of the LAA's system is that we can monitor the fleet centrally and keep track of airworthiness incidents from around the world. Where necessary, we can then let our owners know, to help them keep flying safely.

 

Latest Alerts:

 

01 Dec 2016 : Europa Aircraft (All Variants) Flap Drive Pin - Inspection for Security

 

29 Nov 2016 : EuroFOX Aircraft - Checking of Elevator Trim Cable Assembly

 

08 Nov 2016 : EuroFOX Tail Wheel Aircraft - Replacement of Undercarriage Guide Bracket Bolts

 

28 Oct 2016 : Aerotechnik EV-97 Eurostar - Visual Inspection of Main Spar Caps

 

18 Jul 2016 : Rotax 912 and 914 Series Engines - Engine Temperature Measurement

 

13 May 2016 : Vans Aircraft Rear Spar Web - Inspection for Cracking

 

28 April 2016 : Dyn Aero MCR-01: All Marks Tailplane Attachment-Report of Attachment failure

 

07 March 2016 : De Havilland DH82a Tiger Moth Australian Accident Report In-flight break-up

 

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Engineering news

Mogas containing up to 5% ethanol

LAA Engineering has started to approve aircraft with certain engines to use 'E5' mogas. Further information can be found on the E5 Mogas page (Aircraft & Technical - Operating & Maintaining Aircraft - E5 Mogas). The information includes general conditions and checks to be made, as well as downloadable placards. The placards may alternatively be requested from Engineering by sending in a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Placards for aircraft fitted with eligble engines will also be included with the Certificate of Validity at Permit revalidation.

 

Engine condition monitoring programme

A useful addition to the Aircraft Maintence section is a spreadsheet that is designed to record up to 10 important engine parameters that will automatically produce graphical representations of each parameter based on both calender time and engine hours. Have a browse

 

Aircraft design section

The Aircraft Design Section contains a variety of Excel spreadsheets designed to assist in the many calculation tasks required in aircraft design and development.  Although limited to start with, we are working to add new content on a regular basis.  Have a browse

 

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Latest: 01 Dec 2016

 

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