Recommendation R20070033

Recommendation issued to: US Federal Aviation Administration

Recommendation details
Output No: R20070033
Date issued: 30 October 2007
Safety action status: Closed - No Action
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

Safety issue

The current US Federal Aviation Administration approved Supplemental Type Certificate SA2123NM supplemental operational documentation relating to usage of the auxiliary fuel pump in the Cessna U206 is ambiguous regarding the operation of the pump for takeoff. That ambiguity could result in the inappropriate use of the pump and subsequent engine operational issues.

ATSB comment

As at 24 November 2008, no further advice had been received from the US Federal Aviation Administration on their consideration of the recommendation and the ATSB reclassifies it as Closed - Not Accepted.

Safety Recommendation

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the US Federal Aviation Administration require Aeromods Incorporated to amend the aircraft operational documentation supplement for the Cessna U206 aircraft relating to Supplemental Type Certificate SA2123NM, to include information on the recommended use of the auxiliary fuel pump for takeoff.

Last update 05 April 2012