Aviation safety issues and actions
Recommendation issued to: US Federal Aviation Administration
|Date issued:||30 October 2007|
|Safety action status:||Closed - No Action|
|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
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.
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.
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.