Proposed Garmin Servo AD

Proposed Garmin Servo AD

Airworthiness Directives; GARMIN International GSM 85 Servo Gearbox Units

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

SUMMARY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain GARMIN International (GARMIN) GSM 85 servo gearbox units that are installed on airplanes. This proposed AD would require you to inspect the GSM 85 servo gearbox for foreign object debris and return the unit to the manufacturer for replacement if you find debris. This proposed AD results from reports of certain GARMIN GSM 85 servo gearbox units that have foreign object debris inside the assembly. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct defective GARMIN GSM 85 servo gearbox units, which could result in jamming of the gearbox. Jamming of the gearbox could lead to the pilot having

Comments Due Date
   (a)    We must receive comments on this airworthiness directive (AD) action by October 22, 2007.

Affected ADs
   (b)    None.

   (c)    This AD applies to the GSM 85 servo gearbox units that are specified in paragraph (c)(1) of this AD and are installed on airplanes. These GSM 85 servo gearbox units are installed in, but not limited to, airplanes that are certificated in any category and presented in paragraph (c)(2) of this AD:
    (1)    GSM 85 servo gearbox units, part numbers (P/Ns): 011-00894-00, 011-00894-02, 011-00894-04, 011-00894-06, 011-00894-07, 011-00894-08, 011-00894-09, 011-00894-10, 011-00894-11, and 011-00894-14.
    (2)    Airplanes with the GSM 85 servo gearbox units installed (other aircraft could have installations through other methods such as field approval):

Type certificate holder     Models
(i) Cessna Aircraft Company     182T, T182T, 206H, and T206H.

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