Squawk Box

April 2002 Issue

Folding Cessna Legs

Landing gear actuator housings suspect, but so far no AD

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


The FAA is reminding owners of retractable-gear Cessna single-engine airplanes of problems that may arise in the main landing gear actuators of retractable-gear 172s, 182s and all 210s.

Cessna service bulletin SEB01-2 specifies inspections, modifications and replacements that should be made to maintain the integrity of the actuator housings. The NTSB has issued two Safety Recommendations on this issue, but the FAA has so far declined to make the service bulletin into an AD.


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