Special Airworthiness Information Bulletins (SAIBs)

A Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) is an information tool that alerts, educates, and makes recommendations to the general aviation community. It is non-regulatory information and guidance that does not meet the criteria for an Airworthiness Directive (AD).

SAIB Number Make/Company Subject Issue Date
Federal Aviation Administration - www.faa.gov/aircraft/safety/alerts/SAIB/
SW-12-38 Arrow Falcon Exporters, Inc.
Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.
Global Helicopter Technology, Inc.
Hagglund Helicopters, LLC
International Helicopters, Inc.
Northwest Rotorcraft, LLC
Overseas Aircraft Support Inc
Richards Heavylift Helo, Inc.
Rotorcraft Development Corporation
San Joaquin Helicopters
Southern Helicopter, Inc.
Southwest Florida Aviation
Tamarack Helicopters, Inc.
Emergency “Push Out” Window Retention 07/30/12
NM-12-39 S and R Aviation Services Inc Main Landing Gear: Drag Arm 08/01/12
NM-12-40 Boeing Company, The External Power System Connector 08/03/12
CE-12-41 Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH Flight Controls – Loose Glide Screw 08/09/12
CE-12-43 Small Aircraft Wings; Small aircraft with wooden wings and solid wood spars 08/15/12
CE-12-42 Pacific Aerospace Limited Stabilizers; Pacific Aerospace Limited (Fletcher) Horizontal
Stabilizer Trim System
CE-12-44 Piper Aircraft, Inc. Exhaust systems 09/17/12
SW-12-45 Agusta S.p.A.
Bell Helicopter Textron Canada
Enstrom Helicopter Corporation, The
Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH
Eurocopter France
MD Helicopter Inc.
Robinson Helicopter Company
Garmin Model 400W/500W Series GPS-WAAS
Navigation System
NM-13-01 Transport Category Airplanes Window/Windshield System 10/10/12
European Aviation Safety Agency -
2012-13   Improved protection of balloon basket occupants during
firm landings
2012-14   Improving the safety of aiders on the ground when relocating an
inflated hot air balloon
2012-06R1   Defective Standard Hardware - MS21042, NAS1291 and
LN9338 Self-Locking Nuts, and NAS626 Bolts
2012-15R1 Airbus A318, A319, A320 and A321 aeroplanes - VHF Interference on
135.985 and 135.97 MHz
2012-16   Hydraulic Systems - Implementation of automatic Power
Transfer Unit inhibition logic
012-17 CFM International CFM56-5B engines - High Cycle Fatigue Failure of Low
Pressure Turbine Active Clearance Control Fuel Manifolds
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