Aviation safety issues and actions

Adequacy of the eddy current inspection procedure

Issue number: AO-2013-187-SI-06
Who it affects: All operators of M18 aircraft that have had their M18s inspected using eddy current procedure QP.00.36 (EC)
Issue owner: Aviation NDT Services Pty Ltd
Operation affected: Aviation: General aviation
Background: Investigation Report AO-2013-187
Date: 15 February 2016

Safety issue description

The documented procedure for eddy current inspection of M18 wing attachment fittings did not assure repeatable, reliable inspections.

Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification:

As a result of the actions taken by CASA in response to AO-2013-187-SI-03, the eddy current inspection procedure is explicitly prohibited from use. This action has minimised the safety risk associated with this safety issue.

Last update 15 February 2016