Squawk Box

April 2007 Issue

Skin Game

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

Receiving inspection of a new Cessna leading edge skin (p/n 0523029-4) found it was drilled incorrectly. None of the nose ribs would line up with the rivet holes. The submitter wrote, "This (is) the second time we have received this same part. We have asked for this part not to be put back into Cessna stock since [it] is non-conforming. [It] came with an FAA Form 8130-3 Airworthiness Approval Tag."

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