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FAA proposes superseding AD for Piper agplaneFAA proposes superseding AD for Piper agplane

The FAA has proposed an airworthiness directive to supersede two ADs that require repetitive wing spar inspections and impose life limits for some wing structure components of several models of the Piper PA–36 agricultural airplane to add provisions inadvertently omitted from the original ADs.

Comments will be accepted until May 7 on the proposed superseding AD, which is estimated to affect 123 U.S.-registered airplanes.

According to the proposal, the FAA identified inspection and life-limit requirements that were inadvertently omitted from provisions of AD 79-01-03 and AD 83-20-03.

The requirements of those ADs would be retained, and the proposed AD would mandate the spar carry through assembly inspection from AD 79-01-03 “for additional airplanes and add life limits for certain wing structural components previously omitted from AD 83-20-03 for certain serial numbered airplanes” as listed in the proposal.

Comments on the proposed AD may be submitted 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-2020-0881 and Project Identifier 2018-CE-024-AD in your comments.

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