Squawk Box

March 2008 Issue

Separations

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

A technician submitted discrepancy reports for the same problem in six different aircraft undergoing annual inspection. Aircraft included an F33A Bonanza, V35B Bonanza, A36 Bonanza, a Model 55 Baron and two B95 Travel Airs. Of these six aircraft, total times ranged from 3144.9 to 5255.1 hours. The FAA noted, "This is awfully good anecdotal evidence arguing for close attention to these actuation attach points after a couple thousand hours."

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