Squawk Box

January 2001 Issue

Belt It Out

21 years after the AD, illegal seatbelts still show up

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


Mechanics participating in the FAA’s Service Difficulty Reporting Program have filed a number of reports that aircraft are still flying with improper seat belts. The belts, manufactured by Indiana Mills and Manufacturing, are subject to an AD issued in 1979 because they failed to meet specifications outlined by the technical standards order governing seat belts. Although the AD required the seat belts to be removed within 120 days of the effective date of the AD, mechanics are...

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