Unruly behaviour on-board aircraft

By issue of CAR D3M-M6,  Unruly behaviour on-board aircraft has been declared as an offence and is a punishable act by DGCA. Unlawful/disruptive behaviour on board the aircraft may interfere with the performance of duties of the crew members or hamper the ability of the crew members to perform those duties or jeopardize the safety of the aircraft/persons/property on board/good order & discipline on board, cause discomfort to other passengers & crew members and may invite penal action in accordance with applicable regulations. In such a situation, passengers are expected to abide by law of the land and utilise the means and resources for grievance redressal as specified by the Government.

The airlines shall maintain a database of all unruly passengers and inform the same to DGCA/other airlines. This shall form a No-Fly List which will be maintained by DGCA.

FAA AD 2017-16-11 on Lycoming Engines

This AD 2017-16-11  requires an inspection of connecting rods and replacement of affected connecting rod small end bushings.  AD was prompted by several reports of connecting rod failures resulting in uncontained engine failure and in-flight shutdowns (IFSDs).  AD applies to:           (1) All Lycoming Engines reciprocating engines listed in Table 1 of Lycoming Engines MSB No. 632B, dated August 4, 2017, and

(2) all Lycoming Engines reciprocating engines that were overhauled or repaired using any replacement part listed in Table 2 of Lycoming MSB No. 632B, which was shipped from Lycoming Engines during the dates listed in Table 2 of Lycoming  MSB No. 632B.

Reason of this AD is reports of uncontained engine failures and IFSDs due to failed connecting rods on various models of Lycoming Engines reciprocating engines listed in Table 1 of Lycoming MSB No. 632B, that were overhauled or repaired using any replacement part listed in Table 2 of Lycoming Engines MSB No. 632B, which was shipped from Lycoming Engines during the dates listed in Table 2 of Lycoming Engines MSB No. 632B.

This AD requires accomplishing the instructions in MSB  describing procedures for inspecting connecting rods and replacing connecting rod small end bushings to prevent connecting rod failure.  If not complied, could result in uncontained engine failure, total engine power loss, IFSD, and possible loss of the airplane.

Lycoming has determined that a small percentage of the bushings manufactured by a sub-supplier during a specific time period were diametrically undersized, resulting in a tightness of fit below factory accepted tolerances.These non-conforming bushings may have a substantially lower push-in/pull-out force than conforming bushings and may be susceptible to unseating during normal engine operations.

 Required Actions

(1) For all affected engines, within 10 operating hours after the effective date of this AD, inspect all affected connecting rods as specified in MSB.

(2) Replace all connecting rods that fail the inspection required by  this AD with parts eligible for installation.

Training on CAR-66 & CAR-147 by DGCA

Three days training program   planned by DGCA Hqrs.  on CAR-66 & CAR-147 for benefit of Indian aviation   Industry was held on IAA, NIAMAR, New Delhi from 26 July 2017 to 28 July 2017.  Person nominated  from all the scheduled airlines and MRO’s. participated in training. These  participants are   responsible  and able to train this subject in their organisation after this training. Training is conducted by Senior DGCA officers. 

Mr. K P Srivastava Dy Director General has nicely explained CAR-66 for two day Mr. D K Das  Dy DAW  on CAR-147.  All training is conducted  by Mr. B C Behra  DAW and under guidance of Mr. S Dutta Dy DG.