Aviation safety issues and actions
Recommendation issued to: Cessna Aircraft Company
|Date issued:||09 October 2007|
|Safety action status:||Closed - No Action|
|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that Cessna Aircraft Company, revise its procedures in the Cessna 208 aircraft maintenance manual to include the starter-generator manufacturer's recommended brush inspection requirements.
|Response from:||Cessna response|
Cessna Aircraft Company responded to this proposed safety recommendation (draft recommendation G) in the ATSB draft report by stating:
The ATSB does not accept that Cessna's response to draft recommendation G is adequate. The ATSB believes that Cessna should incorporate the starter-generator manufacturer's inspection requirement, APC Service Letter 132, as a minimum inspection requirement in the Cessna 208 maintenance manual. Service letter 132 is a brush life calculation check which should be carried out at 300 hours after a starter-generator is installed. As such, the ATSB now formally issues the safety recommendation as R20070019.