Aviation safety issues and actions

Australian Parts Manufacturer Approval tie rods not identified by part and serial number

Issue number: AO-2013-226-SI-05
Who it affects: Owners and operators of DH82 and DH82A Tiger Moth aircraft fitted with JRA 776 1 fuselage lateral tie rods
Issue owner: J & R Aerospace
Transport function: Aviation: General aviation
Background: Investigation Report AO-2013-226
Issue release date: 21 January 2016
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Issue status justification:

As a result of the safety action taken by the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority, New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority in response to safety issue AO‑2013‑226‑SI‑01, all JRA-776-1 tie rods were removed from service. This action minimises the safety risk associated with this safety issue.

Safety issue description

The JRA-776-1 fuselage lateral tie rods that were inspected by the ATSB were not appropriately marked with part and serial numbers, affecting the traceability and service history of the parts in a number of aircraft. 

Last update 24 February 2016