airworthiness directive


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airworthiness directive

Maintenance or modification ordered by an aviation regulator, such as the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration).
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A BA spokeswoman said: 'The issuing of an airworthiness directive is entirely a matter for the regulators.
The MD-80s will return to service only after they have been inspected and are found to be in full compliance with all technical issues related to the airworthiness directive.
She also confirmed that following the incident last November and the CAA's airworthiness directive, British European had completed extensive maintenance checks on its BAe 146 aircraft's cabin air systems and had not experienced further problems.
Alaska Airlines has been working with Boeing and the FAA for two weeks on compliance with the airworthiness directive related to wire bundling.
The FAA on January 16 issued an emergency airworthiness directive that grounded the 787 until operators can demonstrate the lithium-ion batteries are safe.
FORT WORTH, Texas, April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines is canceling several hundred flights today to conduct additional inspections of its MD-80 fleet to ensure precise and complete compliance with the Federal Aviation Administration's airworthiness directive related to the bundling of wires in the aircraft's wheel wells.
The agency issued a previous airworthiness directive for the 787 and 747 in September, after problems with General Electric GEnx engines on those models.
The reduction is to 8,000 total flights from the initial 2005 Airworthiness Directive of 10,000 flights.
The FAA referenced an airworthiness directive in the UPN, which it appears is not applicable to the application of paint to the inside surfaces of MLG truck beams.
Despite the fact that the aircraft landed safely, at Dassault's suggestion, the European Aviation Safety Agency issued an emergency airworthiness directive on 26 May.
An FAA airworthiness directive on Boeing 757 aircraft from 1990 required inspections of the aircraft for the presence of undersized wires in the heating system for the captain's and first officer's windows and if necessary replacement.
Upon learning last month of an investigation with respect to our handling of this inspection and an Airworthiness Directive, I immediately ordered an independent and comprehensive investigation by outside counsel," Kelly said.