FAA Sept. 6 issued three ADs. They all will take effect on Oct. 11.
The first affects Airbus Model A318, A319, A320 and A321 airplanes. It adjusts an existing AD to require repetitive inspections of the nose landing gear (NLG) upper support, in response to an incident where an airplane landed with the NLG turned 90 degrees from centerline and reports of NLG upper support anti-rotation lugs rupturing in service.
The second applies to Avions Marcel Dassault-Breguet Falcon 10 aircraft. It supersedes an existing AD that mandates revisting the airplane flight manual and installing a placard in the flight deck to prohibit flight into known or forecasted icing conditions, or repetitively inspection for delaminations of the flexible hoses in the wing (slat) anti-icing system. The new AD mandates the previously optional terminating action for repetitive inspections.
The last issued AD concerns Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. Model P-180 airplanes, in response to an MCAI issued abroad. It mandates inspections of the aircraft's steering system to check for debris in its hydraulic fluid. If not corrected, the AD states, a contaminated fluid could cause malfunction and jamming of the steering system.