Airworthiness News

T61 National C of A

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T61 Falkes are non-EASA aircraft and are being transferred to national C of A and National ARC (NARC). There has been a hold up in the process at the CAA. Following a lot of work in the past by Jim Hammerton and more recently by BGA CTO Gordon MacDonald, the…

BGA Airworthiness Courses

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BGA Airworthiness courses have been updated at

BGA TNS 1-2017

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The BGA Technical News Sheet 1-2017 has been published. Click here to view TNS 1-2017 This is important detail that all BGA inspectors must read. Owners, who are of course responsible for the airworthiness of their aircraft, will also find the information interesting and helpful.  

Latest Technical News Sheet Published

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TNS 2016-2 is now available. Primarily targeted at inspectors and club Technical Officers, the TNS also provides useful information for owners.  In this edition, the following sailplane types/subject areas are addressed: Grob 109 IS28 ASK21 Solo 2625 Engines SZD 51-1 Junior Libelle PIK20 Duo Discus SZD 30 Pirat LS/DG Undercarriage…

EASA Self-Declared Maintenance Programme

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EASA’s Self-Declared Maintenance Programme (SDMP) is a recent development and part of the overall theme of reducing burdens and empowering EASA aircraft owners. The SDMP results in owners having responsibility for their EASA aircraft maintenance programme.  The current BGA airworthiness system is more than capable of supporting the new approach,…

EASA Airworthiness Directive AD2016-0192 - Schleicher ASK-21

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Schleicher has issued ASK 21 Technical Note (TN) 38 following a reported temporary rudder control blockage on an ASK-21 equipped with a rudder hand control system which, on investigation, revealed significant cable slack in the control system. The TN provides instructions to amend the ASK 21 Aircraft Flight Manual (AFM),…

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