Squawk Box

December 2000 Issue

Mistaken Identity

When does a Cessna AD apply to a Beech or a Piper?

The following information is derived from the FAA’s Service Difficulty Reports and Aviation Maintenance Alerts. Click here to view "Airworthiness Directives."

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Several years ago, Cessna designed, manufactured and approved an engine oil filter adapter for use on Continental engines installed on the company’s aircraft. The oil filter adapter was made available through the Cessna parts distribution system and was installed on various other aircraft using TCM engines via FAA field approval.

In 1996, the FAA issued AD 96-12-22, which addressed the possibility of the adapter becoming loose and/or separating from the accessory case and...

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