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
Transport function: Aviation: General aviation
Background: Investigation Report AO-2013-187
Issue release date: 15 February 2016
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Issue 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.

Safety issue description

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

Last update 15 February 2016