FAA Pushes For Cessna 177 Wing Spar AD

Wing spar corrosion prompted an AD for Cessna 210 Centurions, and now the fleet of 177-series Cardinals could be added to the list

After a Cessna T210M experienced an inflight breakup in Australia in 2019, the FAA issued AD 2020-03-16, effective March 9, 2020, for the visual and eddy current inspections of the carry-through spar lower cap. The AD isn’t isolated to M-model Centurions, but also applies to the 210G, T210G, 210H, T210H, 210J, T210J, 210K, T210K, 210L […]
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Editor in Chief Larry Anglisano has been a staple at Aviation Consumer since 1995. An active land, sea and glider pilot, Larry has over 30 years’ experience as an avionics repairman and flight test pilot. He’s the editorial director overseeing sister publications Aviation Safety magazine, IFR magazine and is a regular contributor to KITPLANES magazine with his Avionics Bootcamp column. When he’s not writing, Larry is working on a collection of guitar compositions for the upcoming Flying n’ Jazz production.