Airworthiness News

Airworthiness Directive - Schleicher Wooden Sailplanes

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EASA has published an update to their Proposed Airworthiness Directive (PAD) on wooden sailplane elevator root ribs. This now mandatory Airworthiness Directive (AD) supersedes LBA Germany AD 72-7/3 from 1989 (originally 1972). The AD can be downloaded here. The BGA Chief Technical Officer has sent information to owners and BGA…

Pilot owner / club maintenance courses

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The very popular BGA pilot owner/club maintenance course is designed to support those involved with helping to maintain gliders at their club or to maintain their own glider. It’s an ideal step for anyone planning to be a BGA inspector. The course aims to give more knowledge (especially with the…

BGA TNS 2-2021

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A BGA Technical News Sheet (TNS) is published periodically using text and photo’s to highlight general and specific airworthiness matters including those reported by inspectors and owners. All inspectors and aircraft owners are encouraged to read the latest TNS. The recently published BGA Technical News Sheet 2-2021 is available here.

E10 unleaded fuel

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From 1st September 2021, the Government has mandated that all regular unleaded petrol will increase ethanol content up to 10%. This change will result in reduced CO2 emissions. While the car industry is prepared for the change to ‘E10’, many powered aircraft that are fuelled by mogas have the potential…

BGA Continuing Airworthiness Organisation approved by CAA

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The CAA has formally approved the revised BGA airworthiness exposition, which results in the BGA’s Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO) approval and Maintenance Organisation (MO) approval merging into a single Continuing Airworthiness Organisation (CAO) approval just ahead of the due date.  Pilots, owners and clubs should experience very little change….