Proposed ADs for Piper/Textron Aviation

The FAA last week issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that addresses reports of main wing spar corrosion found in certain Piper PA-28 and PA-32 Cherokee series airplanes. This proposed AD would require installing an inspection access panel in the lower wing skin near the left and the right main wing spars if not already there, inspecting the left and the right main wing spars for corrosion, and taking all necessary corrective actions. The FAA estimates the AD would affect 11,476 airplanes of U.S. Registry. For more details and for instructions on how to submit comments before the December 22 deadline, go to www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-11-07/pdf/2017-24083.pdf.

The FAA also revised an NPRM originally designed for Textron Aviation A36TC and B36TC Bonanza models to include all Textron Aviation Models S35, V35, V35A, and V35B airplanes that have the optional turbocharger engine installed. The proposed AD aims to prevent

failure of the exhaust tailpipe v-band coupling (clamp) that may lead to detachment of the exhaust tailpipe from the turbocharger and allow high-temperature exhaust gases to enter the engine compartment. The comment period for the NPRM has been reopened until December 26, 2017. For more, go to www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-11-08/pdf/2017-24065.pdf.

Missing Nunno Tenant Information

The city are trying to find contact information that they don’t currently have for the hangars in the Nunno Lease Transition Area. Their goal is to get everyone under a new agreement by December 1, 2017.

In the event that they cannot find people, after exhausting all avenues to make contact, they’ll start allowing other folks an opportunity to rent the hangars.

Below is the list of hangars that we do not have contact information for:

N1, N1A, N2, N3, N4, N5A, N6, N8
P1, P3, P4, P10, P11, P12
Q1, Q4, Q9, Q10
R8, R13
S1, S2, S3, S7, S8, S9
T3, T4, T8, T9

They are asking all current tenants that are occupying the hangars list above to contact the City by email.

Please state in the email:

  • Your name
  • Hangar Row and Number
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address

They sincerely appreciate everyone’s assistance with the matter. If they have inadvertently overlooked your previous submittal of your contact information, they apologize. The City experienced email difficulties last week and as such, they may have missed your correspondence.

If you have any questions please contact the Public Services Administrative Division at 916-434-2450.

New AD Issued for Lycoming Engines

The FAA has issued a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Lycoming TIO-540-AJ1A reciprocating engines that went into effect June 28, 2017. The AD, which was prompted by several reports of engine exhaust leaks, requires initial and repetitive inspections of engine exhaust system weld joints and torque checking the exhaust pipe flange mounting nuts. The FAA estimates the AD will affect 758 engines installed on airplanes of U.S. registry. For more details, click here.

Special Request from The City Of Lincoln

The City of Lincoln is requesting your help in updating hangar and tie down records. If this applies to you, please help them out with their request for information.
City letter and attachment below:

Dear Lincoln Regional Airport hangar and tie-down occupants,

In order to clean up the record keeping for the Lincoln Regional Airport, we are asking all hangar and tie-down occupants to fill out the attached form and return the form to the City no later than December 23, 2016. The form requires contact information and information related to your aircraft. We require this information to comply with tax requirements, to ensure we are abiding by FAA regulations, and for security purposes.

You may submit your form by:

Dropping off a hard copy at the airport office
Emailing it to: airport@lincolnca.gov
By Mail:
City of Lincoln
600 Sixth Street
Lincoln, CA 95648
Attn: Svetlana Donkova

If you are a master ground lease holder, please forward this form to your tenants.

We Sincerely appreciate your assistance with this matter. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Click here for attached form

Piper/Cessna ADs Issued

The FAA last week issued two Airworthiness Directives (ADs) that affect several models in the Piper and Cessna GA fleets. The Cessna AD affects certain models in the 300/400 series and involves replacement and repetitive inspection of hardware securing the elevator trim push-pull rod. The Piper AD affects certain Piper PA-28 models and requires inspection of the right wing rib. Both ADs go into effect on April 26, 2016.