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AD/GC-1/1 State of Design Airworthiness Directives

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AD/GC-1/1 Airworthiness Directives as made
This instrument ensures compliance with the United States of America Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airworthiness Directives (ADs). The FAA issued fourteen ADs requiring one-time corrective actions affecting Swift Museum Foundation Inc GC-1A and GC-1B series aeroplanes between 1946 and 1956. The United States of America is the State of Design for this aircraft type. As there are some examples of the type on the Australian register, and as the FAA ADs pre-date automatic acceptance of foreign ADs under Part 39 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority has issued AD/GC-1/1 to mandate the requirements of these FAA ADs.
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Registered 02 Sep 2020
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Tabled HR03-Sep-2020

AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVE

On the effective date specified below, and 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. 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.

Swift Museum Foundation GC-1A and GC-1B Series Aeroplanes

AD/GC-1/1

State of Design Airworthiness Directives

18/2020

 

Applicability:

Swift Museum Foundation Inc. GC-1A and GC-1B.

Requirement:

1.    Determine the applicability of the United States of America Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airworthiness Directives (AD) listed in Table 1.

2.    If it is determined that an FAA AD listed in Table 1, as in force from time to time, is applicable and has not been previously accomplished, perform the actions required by that AD.

 

Table 1

FAA AD

Issue Date

Title

56-16-04

 

Landing Gear Torque Knees

51-10-05

 

Fuselage Reinforcement Rework

51-02-02

 

Asbestos Cloth Removal

48-28-01

 

Fuselage Bulkhead Rework

47-25-07

 

Oil Radiator Outlet Sleeve

47-25-06

 

Carburettor Flexible Air Duct

47-06-06

 

Engine Breather Line

47-06-05

 

Battery Vent Plugs

47-06-04

 

Landing Gear Washers

47-06-03

 

Elevator Cable Collars

47-06-02

 

Landing Gear Retraction Placard

46-42-01

 

Cabin Heater Valve Replacement

 

 

 

FAA AD

Issue Date

Title

46-33-02

 

Fuselage Bulkhead Flange Stiffener

46-23-04

 

Addition of Rivets in Wing Skin

Note 1:  FAAs ADs may be accessed via the internet at the following URL:

http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAD.nsf/Frameset?OpenPage

Note 2:  The words “as in force from time to time” require compliance with the most recent version of the referenced document.

Compliance:

If a certificate of airworthiness has not been issued for the aircraft - before issue of the certificate of airworthiness.

If a certificate of airworthiness has been issued for the aircraft - within 6 months after the commencement date of this Directive.

This AD commences on 17 September 2020.

Background:

The FAA ADs listed in Table 1 of this Directive require once-only actions for which the compliance date and/or period has passed.  CASA has determined that these ADs may be applicable to Australian registered aircraft.  This Directive is issued to ensure all State of Design ADs are complied with.

CASA appreciates that, due to date of aircraft manufacture or aircraft configuration and modification status, some of the ADs listed in Table 1 will not be applicable to some aeroplanes.

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Pieter van Dijk
Delegate of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority

25 August 2020