Squawk Box

April 2005 Issue

Squawk Box: 04/05

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

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Beech 58
Cracked Brake Rotors

Left and right brake rotors were found to have radial cracks on the inside wear surface. Both were replacement parts (Rapco p/n RA-164-02706). This technician also found similar cracks on two other Barons with the same part numbers and equivalent service time, of five out of six inspected brake assemblies. The report speculates there may be a manufacturing defect at play. Part total time: 370 hours.

Beech (Raytheon) 300
Inner Windshield Failure

Aircraft was at FL290 with an outside temperature of -38 de...

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