Turbocharger V-Band Clamp AD Proposed

The draft airworthiness directive would require inspections of "spot-welded, multi-segment" clamps.

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On July 27, 2022, the FAA proposed a new airworthiness directive (AD) that would require repetitive inspections of turbocharged, reciprocating engine-powered airplanes and helicopters, and turbocharged, reciprocating engines with “spot-welded, multi-segment v-band couplings at the tailpipe to the turbocharger exhaust housing flange.” Under the proposed AD, the clamps/couplings would be inspected annually, regardless of their […]
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