Saturday, September 26, 2009
FAA Requires Inspections For Some Teledyne Continental Motors
The FAA issued on Tuesday airworthiness directive that affects certain Teledyne Continental Motors reciprocating engines with TCM EQ3 cylinders installed. The Ad applies to engines in the O-470, IO-470, TSIO-479, IO-520, TSIO-550, and IOF-550 series. The AD requires initial and repetitive visual inspections of TCM EQ3 cylinders for cracks and must be indentified and intially inspected within 20 flight hours after October 7, 2009. Cracks in cylinder head can cause engine failures or fire in the engine compartment.