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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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Airworthiness Directives (ADs) are legally enforceable regulations issued by the FAA in accordance with 14 CFR part 39 to correct an unsafe condition in a product.
With a single tail number search, Aircraft Centricity gathers and organizes maintenance-related documentation and maintenance information applicable to a specific aircraft, such as manufacturer service manuals and parts catalogs, service bulletins, airworthiness directives and regulatory information, due lists, maintenance and compliance tracking history, and forecasting.
Under the authorisation Constant Aviation intends to provide complete maintenance and avionics services as well as modifications, composite repairs, Airworthiness Directives and Service Bulletins on both aircraft types.
Airworthiness directives are issued by EASA to advise airlines about extra inspections or repairs needed to deal with potential problems on planes, and are relatively common covering many different types of planes and engines.
'The CAA do not issue mandatory airworthiness directives lightly,' said a spokesman for the authority.
WestJet said it complies with all applicable directives issued by the country where the aircraft is manufactured, in addition to any applicable airworthiness directives issued by Transport Canada, European Aviation Safety Industry and the Federal Aviation Administration.
Under the terms of the selection Constant Aviation will be able to provide complete maintenance and avionics services in addition to modifications, composite repairs, Airworthiness Directives and Service Bulletins on both types of aircraft.
Joyce also confirmed in his statement that the airline has met all the requirements of two Airworthiness Directives (ADs) applying to the Trent 900 engine.