We propose to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Revo, Incorporated Models COLONIAL C-1, COLONIAL C-2, LAKE LA-4, LAKE LA-4A, LAKE LA-4P, and LAKE LA-4-200 airplanes. The existing AD currently requires a one-time dye-penetrant inspection of the horizontal stabilizer attachment fitting and repetitive visual inspections of the fitting for any evidence of fretting, cracking, or corrosion (with necessary replacement and modification); replacement of the fitting upon reaching the 850-hours time-in-service (TIS) safe life; and reporting to the FAA the results of the initial inspection and any cracks found on repetitive inspections. Since we issued AD 2005-12-02, Revo, Incorporated informed the FAA that while the drawing numbers are different, the attachment fittings on the Model COLONIAL C-1 airplanes are identical in every other respect to those installed on the airplanes referenced in AD 2005-12-02. This proposed AD would retain the actions required by AD 2005-12-02, add the Model COLONIAL C-1 airplanes to the Applicability, and add an optional terminating action for the requirements. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Contact: Hal Horsburgh, Aerospace Engineer, Atlanta Aicraft Certification Office, FAA, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, Georgia 30337; phone: (404) 474-5553; fax: (404) 474- 5606; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a proposed regulation. Comments were due on October 1, 2012.