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New Zealand proposes AD to force R44 bladder tank issue

New Zealand proposes AD to force R44 bladder tank issue

The CAA proposes the following new Airworthiness Directive requiring the replacement of aluminium fuel tanks on Robinson R44 series aircraft with new bladder-type tanks of improved resistance to post-accident rupture. The AD is prompted by reports of three Robinson R44 accidents in Australia involving fuel tank ruptures and fires. These accidents resulted in the loss… Read more »

Source: NZ CAA, 11-Apr-13

NZ CAA AD DCA/BELL206/110 – Bell 206L

Main Rotor Blades – Inspection and Replacement

Source: NZ CAA, 01-Dec-11