AD proposed on Cessna hydraulic power packs

September 13, 2012

The FAA has proposed an airworthiness directive (AD) requiring inspection and repair, if needed, of landing gear hydraulic power pack wiring on Cessna Aircraft 172RG, R182, TR182, FR182, 210N, T210N, 210R, T210R, P210N, P210R, and T303 airplanes.

The proposed AD was prompted by a reported cockpit fire “that appeared to originate from the area of the landing gear's hydraulic power pack system,” the FAA said.

Compliance for affected aircraft that are indicated by serial numbers in the AD would require inspection of the aircraft's hydraulic power pack wiring for incorrect installation within the next 100 hours in service after the AD’s effective date, or within 12 calendar months of that date, whichever occurs first.

The FAA estimates that the AD would affect 2,961 U.S.-registered aircraft.

Comments may be submitted on the proposed AD by Oct.26 online or by mail to U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.

Please include Docket No. FAA-2012-0962; Directorate Identifier 2012-CE-033-AD at the beginning of your comments.