Yak Props

AWAL has approved a change to the retirement life/overhaul life of V530 propeller blades fitted to some Yak 52 and Yak 18T aircraft. The 30 year retirement life for the original wooden blades has been removed and replaced with a 10year/ 500hr overhaul life via AWAL EB...

Carbon Monoxide

CASA has released some advisory information regarding Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Please have a read and talk to your Maintenance provider The exhaust collector assemblies on piston powered aircraft are a known source of CO. Manufacturer’s instructions for continued...

Merlin Engine MPD

The UK CAA has released a Mandatory Permit Directive for Rolls Royce/Packard Merlin engines with regards to camshaft failures and camshaft bracket studs being loose. AWAL recommends you ask your Maintenance Org to inspect those engines in-line with the MPD compliance...

Yak 50/52 Fuel Primer Use

The CAA UK has release a Safety Notice on the use of the engine fuel primer after a fuel system/pump malfunction or failure. Please have a read, it may save your life one day. CAA UK Safety Notice 2019-004

Check your belts

The CAA UK has recently released a ‘Safety Notice’ regarding Seat Belt condition in GA aircraft including Historic and Warbird types. They make note of a Yak52 crash where a life was possibly lost due to deteriated seat belt webbing. If your black webbing...