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Type: Helicopter Operations
Notice Date: Monday, August 23, 2021
Notice Number: NOTC2010
SAIB AIR-21-13: Engine Emergency Shutdown System
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Friday, September 23, 2022

 

SAIB AIR-21-13 Engine Emergency Shutdown System

The FAA recently released a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) that informs owners and operators of a design modification for Airbus Helicopters AS350B2 and AS350B3 models. The design modification prevents inadvertent activation of the floor-mounted Fuel Shutoff Lever (FSOL). The fatal AS350B2 crash that occurred in the East River of New York in 2018 involved a chain of events that included loss of engine power due to inadvertent activation of the floor mounted FSOL.  To review the entire SAIB, click on the following link:

https://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgSAIB.nsf/0/5978d5f3b95c93c8862587300055251f/$FILE/AIR-21-13.pdf

FAA Point of contact: Kristin Bradley

Contact information: Kristin.Bradley@faa.gov, 817-222-5485