Warbird News & Events
Stay up to date with the latest warbird related news and events.
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 requirements
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.
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 is looking very purple or it looks like a cashmire sweater then they probably need changing. Please get your Maint Org to have a good look at them.
Please read AWAL’s Engineering Bulletin EB18-003 for its recommendations on the use of Parts and Components that do not have any history or release documentation.
AWAL has approved the removal of calendar TBO’s from propellers fitted to piston engine ‘Warbirds’. Please read the attached AWAL Engineering Bulletin.