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AD/EMB-120/45 - Stall Warning Computer

Authoritative Version
AD/EMB-120/45 Airworthiness Directives/Pt 105 — Aircraft as made
Stall Warning Computer
Administered by: Infrastructure and Transport
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 s 54(2) item 9
Registered 16 May 2007
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR21-May-2007
Tabled Senate12-Jun-2007
Date of repeal 23 Oct 2008
Repealed by AD/EMB-120/45 Amdt 1 - Stall Warning Computer



For the reasons set out in the background section, the CASA delegate whose signature appears below issues the following Airworthiness Directive (AD) under subregulation 39.001(1) of CASR 1998.  The AD requires that the action set out in the requirement section (being action that the delegate considers necessary to correct the unsafe condition) be taken in relation to the aircraft or aeronautical product mentioned in the applicability section: (a) in the circumstances mentioned in the requirement section; and (b) in accordance with the instructions set out in the requirement section; and (c) at the time mentioned in the compliance section.

Embraer EMB-120 (Brasilia) Series Aeroplanes


Stall Warning Computer




All EMB-120(  ) model aeroplanes.


1.    Replace the current stall warning computers with new improved versions in accordance with detailed instructions and procedures described in Embraer Service Bulletin (SB) 120-27-0092 Revision 01 dated 29 December 2006, or later revision approved by Brazilian Agência Nacional de Avição Civil (ANAC).


Note 1:  Before installing the improved stall warning computers, the detailed instructions and procedures described in the Embraer SB No. 120-27-0091
Revision 02 dated 29 September 2003, or later revisions approved by ANAC must be accomplished.


2.    EMB-120(  ) aircraft may not be operated with stall warning computers bearing part number (P/N) C-81806-1 Mod. A, C-81806-2 Mod. A or C-81806-3 installed.


Note 2:  ANAC AD 2007-03-03 refers.


For Requirement 1 - Within the next 36 calendar months after the effective date of this Directive.


For Requirement 2 - After 10 May 2010.


This Airworthiness Directive becomes effective on 7 June 2007.


Icing tunnel tests on an EMB-120 wing section, conducted under a joint Embraer-NASA-FAA-CTA research program well after the EMB-120(  ) was type-certificated, have shown that stick shaker to stick pusher speed margins may drop below the minimum required by the applicable regulations in certain icing conditions.  Although flight tests have shown that the aircraft handling qualities are not adversely affected, these reduced speed margins may significantly increase crew workload in certain flight phases.






Since this condition affects flight safety, this Directive requires the replacement of the stall warning computers.

David Punshon
Delegate of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority

12 April 2007