The FAA has issued a Safety Alert for Operators SAFO 15006 which advises all operators and pilots of the need to ensure that transponders are in the altitude reporting mode whenever their aircraft is on an airport movement area at all airports.
Pratt & Whitney Canada has issued Service Information Letter No. PT6A-213 concerning Compressor Inlet Case Corrosion concerning the TBM PT6A-64 and PT6A-66D engines. Please click the link to view a "reference only" copy of their publication. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this SIL please contact either a P&WC or a Socata Field Service representative.
A new tool is available for Rallye customers and operators : you can now find online the IPC for Rallye range on mysocata.com.
As a continuing willingness to improve customer support, Daher-Socata is very pleased to offer this new service to its customers in order to significantly ease the spare parts identification.
FAA has granted global AMOCS for the following
- AD 2007-03-17 R1 SOCATA SB70-129 Amendt 2 Rivet inspection at frames C18 bis and C19
- AD 2002-09-11 SOCATA SB70-087 Amendt 2 Flap carriage
This in allows application of the New Maintenance Program (NMP) inspection program on the TBM700A, B, C2. For the TBM850 no AMOCs are needed to transition to the NMP. All TBMs can now be placed on the NMP during their annual inspection.
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