Urgent – ASW15 owners

A recent airworthiness directive (AD) applicable to ASW15’s lists serial numbers 15001 to 15183, which were built with wooden root ribs.

However, two later serial numbered ASW15’s have been checked in accordance with the AD and in both cases found to have wooden root ribs and subsequently  failed the AD inspection. As a result, the BGA has written to all ASW15 owners advising them to ascertain whether or not they have wooden ribs and, if so, advising that those gliders should not be flown until the AD is carried out.

The Schleicher agent Zulu Glasstek can be contacted for parts and repair options.