FAA AD 2022-07-02: Rotorcraft Tail Boom
[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 64 (Monday, April 4, 2022)]
[Rules and Regulations]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-06973]
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Aviation Administration
14 CFR Part 39
[Docket No. FAA-2022-0006; Project Identifier AD-2021-01298-R;Amendment 39-21989; AD
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Textron Inc. Helicopters
AGENCY:Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
SUMMARY:The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bell Textron Inc.
Model 205A, 205A-1, 205B, 210, 212, 412,412CF, and 412EP helicopters with a certain part-
numbered tailboom left hand fin spar cap (spar cap) installed. This AD was prompted by reports of
cracked spar caps. This AD requires inspecting each spar cap and depending on the inspection results,
removing the spar cap fromservice. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on
DATES:This AD is effective May 9, 2022.
The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation byreference of certain
publications listed in this AD as of May 9, 2022.
ADDRESSES:For service information identified in this final rule,contact Bell Textron, Inc., P.O.