Service Difficulty Advisory
24 February 2006
Cessna 182 - Inspection of EDO Float Installations
Aero Consulting Services Ltd. (ACS) has recently published some new instructions for continued airworthiness (ICAs) for the following EDO Float installation supplemental type certificates (STCs);
|STC/LSTC No.||FAA STC No.||EDO Model|
In addition to the above-listed STCs, ACS has identified the following EDO float models that may have limited supplemental type certificates (LSTCs) installed for which these ICAs apply:289-2700
The ICAs are intended to address concerns regarding the quality control on some of the manufacturing processes Red Lake Seaplane Manufacturing used in the production of some of the EDO float attachment hardware. They are also intended to provide guidance to all affected EDO models with improved instructions for maintaining these installations. ACS, the STC/LSTC holder, has reviewed the impact on possible manufacturing deficiencies and has determined that any fatigue-related issues can be addressed by this conservative inspection program due to the nature of the loading in relation to the welds and other critical structural areas.
ACS has issued the new ICAs to all listed Cessna 182 owners with the above EDO models that have incorporated the corresponding STC/LSTCs. Any affected operator who has not received a copy should contact ACS at the following address:
Aero Consulting Services Limited
1845 St. Matthews Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3H 0A8
Phone: (204) 783-5402
Fax: (204) 783-5436
Operators are requested to report any discrepancies found during the performance of these ICAs to Transport Canada, Continuing Airworthiness, Ottawa, via the Service Difficulty Reporting program.
For further information contact a Transport Canada Centre, or call Mr. Bill Miller, Continuing Airworthiness, Ottawa, telephone 613 952-4388, facsimile 613 996-9178 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Director, Aircraft Certification
Chief, Continuing Airworthiness
Note: For the electronic version of this document, please consult the following Web address: www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/certification/menu.htm
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