A nearly impossible to obtain Viking Air Ltd Service Bulletin has been added to the AD Toolbox’s Library.
Even though this Viking Service Document was incorporated by reference in Airworthiness Directive 18-19-11 (which means it is legally available to everyone), it was seemingly impossible to obtain from the manufacturer.
In the interest of aviation safety, we want to make it available without cost to anyone who needs it.
The new “Dynamic” Print Options have been released and can be found within your AD Reports.
Open any AD Report. From the left side panel, choose Print Options.
From there, select any print style that says “Dynamic“. You will notice how the text boxes expand to fit all your notes. No more cut-off, minimized or truncated words when printing. Give it a try and let us know what you think!
Dynamic FAA Style:
Login to www.AirworthinessDirectives.com to try out the new “Dynamic” print options.
Updating an old AD Report with New ADs is easy. Here’s how:
First, open the AD Report you’d like to Update. There are several ways to do this:
- A. From the Member Dashboard, go to the left panel, click AD Reports, then My Cloud Reports. From there, choose from the list that appears, or:
- B. Also on the Member Dashboard, you will see a list of your AD Reports in the center of the screen. Click on the Report you want to access, or:
- C. Click on My AD Compliance Reports for a complete list of AD Reports.
Once you’ve opened the old Report, go the left panel and click Report Options. From there, choose Update with New ADs.
If there are any new ADs that have been issued since the original Report date, a list of applicable ADs for that airframe, engine(s), propeller(s) and all appliances will be shown.
If you want all the ADs in the list to be added to your report, simply click the “Update My Report” button.
If you want to remove some ADs, uncheck the boxes next to the AD number, then click the “Update My Report” button.
Now your new Report will have the most current ADs. The newly added ADs will be marked with a gold star. ⭐
Note: The “Update with New ADs” function duplicates the old Report, adds the New ADs, and stamps it with today’s date. For historical preferences, the original old Report will stay intact, unchanged. You can always delete the old Report if you no longer wish to retain it.
The names of the Print Options will have some slight adjustments in the weeks ahead.
A new “dynamic” print style is being added, which expands the column length to allow for a greater number of text characters, without the font shrinking or being cut off (truncated).
This new “dynamic” print function will also provide Subheaders for Engine, Propeller, and Appliances.
The original “static” layouts will still be offered.
Try them both and see which style you prefer!
When on a computer, and your window is too narrow, you might notice that the left sidebar of your Dashboard has disappeared. All you need to do is widen your screen. Here’s how:
With your mouse, hover over the right edge of the window until the double-headed arrow appears.
Left-click and drag the arrow to the right, which will widen the window. Keep dragging right until the left sidebar reappears.
This is how your screen should look once the left sidebar has reappeared:
If the sidebar does not reappear, or you are using a mobile device, such as a tablet or phone, just click the small tribar menu in the upper right side of your screen. That will bring up all the functions you are looking for.
Have more questions? We’re happy to help! Contact us at:
Did you know: You can delete individual Customers from your “My Customers” list. Three simple steps:
- From the Member Dashboard, go to the left panel and click My Customers.
- From within your customer list, click the small check box(es) in the right column, for the name you want to delete, then click the red DELETE button.
- A confirmation window will appear asking if you’re sure you want to proceed. Click the appropriate answer and you are finished.
* Please note that deletions are permanent and cannot be undone.
If you have any Customers to delete, login to www.AirworthinessDirectives.com and give it a try.
See the photos below for the steps:
Before creating an AD Report for the first time, glance over this Guidebook for some quick tips on navigating the program:
The A.D. Toolbox Online makes AD Research easier than you’ve ever experienced before. It’s an all in one program that does MORE than just offer Regulatory information.
In addition to creating an AD Report, you can:
Create a Work Order, and easily convert it into an Invoice and a Logbook Sticker.
Build your own Customer List.
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Work from a Tablet or even your Smart Phone, using Wifi or your HotSpot connection.
There are so many reasons to give the A.D. Toolbox Online a try, if you haven’t already. Sign up for 10-Day FREE TRIAL, no credit card needed.
New AD (18-14-06) further addresses maintenance for the American Champion 8KCAB:
The original AD 17-07-10 was “prompted by a report of a cracked hinge support and cracked hinge ribs, which resulted in partial loss of control with the aileron binding against the cove.” according to the superseding AD 18-14-06.
On January 11, 2018 the NPRM proposed to supersede AD 17-07-10, saying:
“Since AD 17-07-10 was issued, ACAC redesigned the aileron hinge supports with a reinforcement kit to strengthen the supports and prevent future damage from developing. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the aileron hinge support, installation of the aileron hinge support reinforcement kit, and incorporation of revised pages into the service manual. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.”
As a Member, or 10-Day Free Trial user, you can view the newly issued AD 18-14-06 on our website at: www.AirworthinessDirectives.com
Here is an old article referencing the prompt to the original AD 17-07-10: