ESAM 5.2

A newly amended AWAL Exposition and Self Administration Manual (ESAM) and Adventure Flight Compliance Guide have been uploaded to the AWAL Website. All members and Adventure Flight operators should take the time and read them. Manuals & Documents...

Loose Nuts

An older FAA Airworthiness Bulletin has just been re-released by the CAA NZ drawing maintainers attention to the possible cracking or lack of locking of MS21042 Reduced Hex metal lock nuts. AWAL suggests Registered Operators have a discussion with their maintenance...

DCA/CT4/9 Wing Rear Spar – Inspection

The New Zealand CAA has released an AD, DCA/CT4/9 Wing Rear Spar – Inspection, for all CT4/B aircraft. AWAL considers this to be a ‘Safety of Flight Critical’ inspection and it is required maintenance for all Limited Category CT4/B aircraft. See link below...

Tiger Moth H Joint Bolts

CASA has issued an Airworthiness Bulletin AWB 01-033 Iss 1 on the potential installation of unapproved bolts at fuselage Joint H which could cause an unsafe condition. AWAL recommends those owner/operators of DH82 Tiger Moths have their Maintenance providers confirm...

Yak52 Elevator Bellcrank

The ATSB has issued a Safety Advisory Notice to Yak52 owners and maintainers. Albeit not the cause of the Yak52 accident off Sth Stradbroke Is, a pre-existing crack was found in the elevator bellcrank prompting the ATSB into investigating further. ATSB...