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Safety Notices

Civil Aviation Authority Safety Notice

Applicability:Rolls-Royce and Packard Merlin series engines(All Marks) 

Number: SN-2021/015

FAA Aviation Safety Emergency Airworthiness Directive 

Applicability: Bell Model 204B, 205A, 205A-1, 205B, and 212 helicopters. 

(AD) 2021-15-51

FAA Aviation Safety Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin

Potential non-conforming Military Specifications (MS), Army Navy Standards (AN) and National Aerospace Standards (NAS) fasteners.

SAIB HQ-14-16

Propeller Calendar TBOs

AWAL has approved the removal of calendar TBO’s from propellers fitted to piston engine ‘Warbirds’. Please read the attached AWAL Engineering Bulletin.

AWAL EB18-002 Propeller Calendar Overhaul Life

AWAL Approved NDT Procedures

AWAL has issue Engineering Bulletin EB18-001 which approved the use of NDT Australia’s procedures for verifying the material specifications of undocumented non-ferrous materials used during the manufacture of aircraft parts.

AWAL EB18-001 CAR 2A Approval of Conductivity Testing of Materials

Yak 52 Maintenance Program - Amendment 4

Amendment 4 of the Yak 52 Maintenance Program has just been approved. We have included a procedure in case of prop strike and an additional life policy on factory hoses.

Please email the Director of Self Administration at and request an update Maintenance Program. Don’t forget to provide your rego.

T6/SNJ Wing Spar Corrosion

I would like to bring to the attention of all T6/SNJ/Havard and Wirraway owners, UK CAA AD G-2013-001. The inspection criteria of this AD is a little more comprehensive than the associated FAA AD. Corrosion has been found in an Australian registered SNJ during compliance with the UK AD. AWAL recommends owners have their Maintenance Orgs inspect their aircraft IAW the AD. 

 UK CAA AD G-2013-0001

AD/PHS/10 Am2

AWAL is pleased to advise that it has negotiated an amendment to AD/PHS/10 that extends the compliance time from 6 to 12 years. This is a great outcome for our members and will save many thousands of dollars for those affected. AWAL has issued a Maintenance Direction, with some additional maintenance requirements as a blanket amendment to approved Maintenance Programs. 

AWAL MD 16-001v3 On Going Airworthiness of HS Propellers 2Nov16

Engineering Contacts

AWAL approved persons for the purposes of issuing LIMITED category certificates of airworthiness:

Phillip Goard, Cowra NSW, (02) 6341 1635
Charlie Camilleri, Bathurst NSW, 0409 455084
Barry Pover, Carrum Downs VIC, 0416 565028
Jack Moshovis, Jandakot WA, 0412 204155
Stephen Death, Albury NSW, 0428 698862
Andrew Bishop, Temora NSW, 0414 285556
Cameron Rolph-Smith, Archerfield QLD, 0409 052681
Alex von Mengerson, Wagga Wagga NSW, 0408 281378
David Scully, Newcastle NSW, 0477 898000

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