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FAA issues Piper AD to clarify inspection provisionsFAA issues Piper AD to clarify inspection provisions

The FAA has issued an airworthiness directive (AD) to clarify a 1995 AD requiring inspections of numerous Piper PA-28 and PA-32 airplanes equipped with oil cooler hose assemblies that do not meet certain technical standard order requirements.

The original AD 95-26-13 required inspections, replacement, and adjustment of the oil cooler hose assemblies on the listed models.

The new AD takes effect Aug. 15, affecting an estimated 23,643 U.S.-registered aircraft. It retains the requirements of the original AD, adding clarifying language in response to several inquiries the FAA received concerning the AD’s applicability and compliance requirements.

The estimated costs of compliance include $127.50 for required inspections and $515 for parts and labor associated with any needed oil cooler hose assembly replacement.

The cost of compliance reflects an $85 hourly labor rate, as opposed to the $60 per hour rate applied in 1995, the FAA said.

Topics: Aircraft Regulation, Airworthiness Directives

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