Squawk Box

August 2004 Issue

Squawk Box: 08/04

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

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Pilatus Aircraft Models PC-12 and PC-12/45
Flap Flexshafts

A new airworthiness directive (AD 2004-12-11) for all Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. (Pilatus) Models PC-12 and PC-12/45 airplanes requires checking the airplane logbook to determine whether certain inboard and outboard flap flexshafts (part numbers 945.02.02.203 and/or 945.02.02.204) have been replaced with parts of improved design. If not, operators must replace certain inboard and/or outboard flap flexshafts with the parts of improved design. The pilot is allowed to do the logbook check. If the pi...

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