Squawk Box

May 2004 Issue

Squawk Box: 05/04

The following information is derived from the FAA’s Service Difficulty Reports and Aviation Maintenance Alerts.

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Lancair Fuel AD
The FAA has issued an airworthiness directive for Lancair Columbias that requires operators to inspect the fuel pressure transducer for evidence of chafing. The AD is repetitive unless a compliance kit is installed as a terminating action. The AD stemmed from several reports of the fuel pressure transducer wearing through at the threads where it attached to the fuel line. Such a failure could lead to a fuel leak that could cause loss of engine power or fire. In one case, a Columbia with about 370 hours time in service suffered a failure o...

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