Cessna FAA AD 2018-02-04

FAA has issued AD 2018-02-04 Aerospace Welding Minneapolis, Inc. applicable on Muffle installed on Cessna 172R/S.  Effective Date of this AD is  February 21, 2018Muffler part No. A1754001-23  172R S/Ns 80001 and up; 172S S/Ns 8001 and up                                                                                                                       Muffler part No. A1754001-25  172R S/Ns 80001 and up; 172S S/Ns 8001 and up;                                                                                                                             This AD was prompted by occurrences of cracks or broken welds in the connecting weld of the muffler body to muffler cuff that may allow carbon monoxide (CO) exhaust fumes into the cockpit heating system. We are issuing this AD to prevent cracks in the connecting weld of the muffler body to muffler cuff that may allow CO fumes to enter the cockpit heating system and possibly inhibit the pilot’s ability to maintain control of the airplane.                                                                    Compliance :Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done.Inspection of the Muffler                                                                            (1) Within 5 hours time-in-service after February 21, 2018, inspect the affected muffler following the instructions listed in paragraphs (1)(i) through (iii).                         (i) Using a vacuum cleaner with the hose attached to the blowing side of the vacuum (with the filter installed), attach the vacuum to the airplane tailpipe and seal securely.                                                                                                                     (ii) The vacuum will pressurize the system sufficiently for a soap solution to be brushed or applied from a spray bottle to the surface of the exhaust system             (iii) Inspect for evidence of breaches (leakage) in the system from cracks.             (2) In lieu of doing the inspection required in paragraph (1) , within 5 hours after February 21, 2018, you may remove  and replace the affected muffler.                      (3) If replacement specified in paragraph (2)  is done instead of the inspection required in paragraph (1) , then paragraph (3) is the only additional requirement.                          Replacement of the Muffler                                                                   (1) If evidence of breaches (leakage) is found during the inspection required , before further flight, remove the affected muffler following AWI Cessna 172 (Lycoming) Muffler Removal and Installation, Revision 01, January 17, 2017, and replace the affected muffle                                                                                                             (2) If no evidence of breaches (leakage) is found during the inspection required  of this AD, within the next 100 hours TIS after February 21, 2018 or at the next annual inspection, whichever occurs later, remove.                                                              (3) After February 21, 2018, do not install on any airplane an affected muffler.

CAR 147 – AAC No. 2 of 2018

CAR-147 (Basic) specifies the requirements to be met by organizations seeking approval under Rule 133B to conduct aircraft maintenance training and examination as specified in CAR 66. Circular AAC No. 2 of 2018 dated 25th January 2018, explains the procedures and guidelines to be followed by organisation for seeking approval and DGCA for granting approval to an applicant for issuance/ extension/ renewal of approval under CAR 147 (Basic) for imparting basic aircraft maintenance training.                                       Five-phase process shall be followed for grant of approval.                               The five-phase shall consist of                                                                                           1. pre-application phase,                                                                                                   2.formal application phase,
3.documentation evaluation phase,                                                             4.inspection and demonstration phase, and
5. certification phase.


Safety Management System Manual

Rule 29D of the Aircraft Rules, 1937 requires the service providers to implement a SMS, which is acceptable to the State. CAR Section 1 Series C Part I prescribes the detailed requirements for establishing SMS and its phased-wise implementation.  CAR Section 1 Series C Part I prescribes the guidance on contents of the SMS Manual.  SSP Circular No. 02 of 2018 provides the detailed guidance for preparation of SMSM .

 Chapter 1: Document control                                                                                     Chapter 2: SMS regulatory requirements                                                                Chapter 3: Scope and integration of the safety management system   Chapter 4: Safety policy                                                                                                             Chapter 5: Safety objectives                                                                                      Chapter 6: Role, Safety accountability and responsibility of Personal                  Chapter 7: Safety reporting and remedial actions                                         Chapter 8: Hazard identification and risk assessment                                    Chapter 9: Safety performance monitoring and measurement                       Chapter 10: Safety-related investigations and remedial actions                Chapter 11: Safety training and communication                                                    Chapter 12: Continuous improvement and SMS audit                                  Chapter 13: SMS records management                                                                          Chapter 14: Management of change                                                                             Chapter 15: Emergency/contingency response plan

Guide to Prepare SMSM