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AD/BELL 206/57 Amdt 3 Horizontal Stabilizer

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AD/BELL 206/57 Amdt 3 Airworthiness Directives as made
This instrument replaces the AD/BELL 206/57 Amdt 2 - Horizontal Stabilizer to further update the applicability of the Airworthiness Directive, so that it does not apply to horizontal stabilizers that include new inboard ribs, with new part numbers.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 15
Made 01 Feb 2018
Registered 02 Feb 2018
Tabled HR 06 Feb 2018
Tabled Senate 07 Feb 2018


On the commencement date specified below, and for the reasons set out in the background section, the CASA delegate whose signature appears below repeals Airworthiness Directive (AD) AD/BELL 206/57 Amdt 2 and issues the following AD under subregulation 39.001 (1) of CASR 1998 and subsection 33 (3) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901. The AD requires that the action set out in the requirement section (being action that the delegate considers necessary to correct an 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.

Bell Helicopter Textron Canada (BHTC) 206 and Leonardo Helicopters (Agusta) AB206 Series Helicopters

AD/BELL 206/57 Amdt 3

Horizontal Stabilizer




All models of Bell 206 and Leonardo (Agusta Bell) AB206 helicopters with horizontal stabilizers part number (P/N) 206‑020-119 (all dash numbers) or P/N 206-020-123-3, -4, -3C2 and -4C2, if the stabilizer is fitted with inboard rib P/N 206-020-119-051 or -052.


Visually inspect the horizontal stabilizer as described in Bell SB 206-01-73-7 Revision E Paragraph 2, as in force at the time of issue of this AD or Agusta SB 206‑75 Revision B, as in force at the time of issue of this AD, as applicable.


At intervals not exceeding 25 hours time in service.

Note:  Stabilizers that have been repaired in accordance with the Requirement documents, still require the repetitive inspections in accordance with this Directive.


This AD commences on 9 February 2018.


Amendment 2 of this AD corrected the part number applicability and, as a result of local defect experience, clarified the repetitive inspection requirements for repaired stabilizers.

Amendment 3 of this AD is issued to update the applicability to include the applicable inboard rib part numbers.

Benjamin Wilson
Delegate of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority

1 February 2018