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New Airworthiness Directive Affects G58 Barons
« on: March 17, 2010, 02:59:16 am »
New Airworthiness Directive Affects G58 Barons

FAA has issued Airworthiness Directive 2010-06-02, mandating inspections of heater fuel lines, brake lines and electrical wiring in the nose of G58 Barons serial numbers TH-2125 through TH-2172 and TH-2174 through TH-2220.  Inspection and any repairs must be complete with 50 aircraft operating hours or 12 calendar months of the April 15, 2010 effective date of the AD, whichever comes first.

As previously reported in ABS NEWS, this inspection results from reports of a power wire shorting out on the brake reservoir tube. FAA is issuing this AD to detect and correct inadequate clearance of the brake reservoir tubing and the heater fuel pump wiring, which could result in chafing and shorting out of the electrical wiring and chafing of the tubing carrying flammable fluids. This condition could lead to a fire in the nose wheel well.  Hawker Beechcraft Mandatory Service Bulletin 32-3898 was released in October 2009 to address this issue; a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was reported in ABS NEWS last November.

For full details read MSB 32-3898 and AD 2010-06-02.