Airworthiness News

Grant Aid for 8.33kHz Radio Equipage

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The CAA previously announced that EU funding has been secured to assist GA aircraft owners with the equipage of 8.33kHz radios – see here for details.  The CAA has now advised us that claims will be accepted covering equipage from 16th February 2016 through to 31st December 2017. As the…

Amended ARC template

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The CAA has just informed us of an EASA regulation change that requires all ARC’s to have the hours of the aircraft at time of ARC issue entered in the certificate. The ARC templates on the BGA website have been amended. Please ensure that the hours are entered when completing…

TNS 3-2015 Published

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The latest BGA Technical News Sheet has been published.  Club Technical Officers and BGA Inspectors have received a copy by EMail but others can access it (and past TNS) via the library.

Airworthiness Directive - Scheibe SF25C Powered Sailplanes

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EASA has issued EAD 2015-0200-E applicable to Scheibe SF25C powered sailplanes with a Rotax 914 F3 engine. The AD requires a before next flight (and repetitive) inspection and, where cracks are found, replacement of the exhaust end-pipe in accordance with the instructions of Scheibe TM/SB 653-94. The Scheibe web site…

UPDATED Airworthiness Directive - Duo Discus and Nimbus 4

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EASA has issued an update to AD 2015-0139 (AD 2015-0139R1) which calls for inspection of the airbrake bellcrank, drive funnels and control system in accordance with Revision 1 of Schempp-Hirth Technical Notices TN 380-2, TN 396-17, TN 868-22 or TN 890-14, as applicable. Inspection is required within 40 days and,…

Standard Changes and Repairs

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EASA has published CS-STAN (Standard Changes and Repairs). This allows a simpler process for the design and embodiment of some changes and repairs to certain aircraft, including most sailplanes, and follows helpful engagement with the sailplane community including the BGA. Some changes to BGA airworthiness publications will result.

Light Part-M

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EASA has published NPA 2015-08 Light Part-M and this is now open for consultation on the EASA web site. This is one of a number of moves from EASA aimed at more proportionate regulation for the lighter end of the general aviation community (see also the CS-STAN item below). The…