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FAA Issues ADs For Pipers, Bonanzas »

The FAA published Airworthiness Directives this week that affect certain Piper Cherokees and turbo Bonanza airplanes. The proposed Piper AD was prompted by reports of corrosion found in an area of the main wing spar that’s not easily accessible for inspection. The turbo Bonanza AD is a revision of an earlier proposal published in April, adding more models to the list of airplanes affected and adding a visual inspection of the exhaust tailpipe. More

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