FAA finalizes controversial ECi Cylinder AD
from FLYING Magazine
The FAA has published a controversial airworthiness directive requiring the removal of Engine Components International cylinders in some 6,200 Continental engines. The average cost to comply with AD, the FAA says, will be $11,520 per engine. The AD goes into effect on Sept. 15. The FAA cited a total of 82 ECi cylinder failures during the 11 years they’ve been in use. This includes two fatal accidents that were attributed to those failures.
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