NIAR Aging Aircraft Teardown Evaluations - Summary


To determine if potential continuing airworthiness problems exist for the small airplane fleet as a function of the aging process, the Federal Aviation Administration established a two-phase research program to conduct a destructive evaluation of four aged airplanes (two Cessna 402s, a Piper Navajo Chieftain, and a Beechcraft 1900D) used in commuter service.

Applies To:
Beechcraft/ Hawker BeechcraftBeachcraft 1900
CessnaCessna 402 Businessliner
PiperPiper PA-31 Navajo and/or Chieftain
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