August 2009 Intelligence Newsletter

Falcon 50: Inspect For Cracked Rib in Baggage Compartment

During inspections of the Falcon 50 baggage door, Duncan Aviation technicians have found a formed rib to be cracked in the radius. During the next 2A+, make sure to conduct a thorough visual inspection of this area. Because the baggage door is part of the pressure vessel, it requires the manufacture to be notified...

Clearing The Air on ELTs

The United States does not require the 406MHz Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT), but as of February 1, 2009, the international monitoring of your 121.5/243 MHz ELT signal ended...

A Primer on RNP SAAAR

Until recently, RNP had not been implemented in U.S. airspace, but has now been implemented with approximately 30 RNP SAAAR published...

New Hawker Mandatory Service Bulletin

If you operate a Hawker 750, 800XP, 850XP or 900XP, please take note. Hawker Beechcraft Corporation recently released Mandatory Service Bulletin (MSB) 24-3968 titled Electrical Power-Introduction of In-Line Fuses...

King Air Autopilot Troubleshooting

If your autopilot is not performing as well as it once was, there are a few quick items you can easily check...

CFE738 Ugly Cabin Odor

"The crew aboard our F2000 has reported an ugly odor in the cabin on the last three or four flights during start, climb and descent. I’m having trouble isolating the source of this odor"...

Falcon 2000EX Operators: P&W Enhancement Offers A Lower ESP Rate

Pratt & Whitney has recently notified Falcon 2000EX operators of ESP of a new service enhancement for their engines. This upgrade will allow operators who currently or wish to fly “on condition”...