FAAST Blast — Week of Sep 03, 2018

FAAST Blast — SAIB for Dye Penetrant Testing, Workforce Symposium, ADS-B Out Deadline, A Kaleidoscope Community
Notice Number: NOTC8021

FAAST Blast — Week of Sep 03, 2018 – Sep 09, 2018
Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update

New SAIB Highlights Proper Use of Liquid Penetrant Inspection

In light of a recent accident involving an inflight propeller failure and separation, the FAA issued a new Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) that stresses the need for continued diligence in the use of liquid penetrant inspection methods involving fluorescent dye (Type I) and visible dye (Type II) penetrants. During the examination of the failed propeller, there were remnants of visible dye penetrant (red dye) material found in the bolt holes indicating an inadequate cleaning after a previous inspection. According to the SAIB, residual red dye can affect the quality of future inspections and can fill voids, flaws, and cracks making it extremely difficult to remove. Visible dye residue contamination of fluorescent penetrant fluid is also known to significantly reduce the brightness of fluorescent indication and can mask the fluorescent agent, causing flaws in the part to be minimized or missed at the next inspection.

To prevent this, the FAA recommends adhering to proper pre- and post-inspection cleaning methods and materials to ensure any residual developer, penetrant, and/or visible dye residues are removed which could affect subsequent inspections. For more details, see SAIB CE-18-26 here: go.usa.gov/xPxUt.

FAA Aviation Workforce Symposium on Sep 13

Are you interested in how the United States will attract our future aviation workforce? Join the conversation and register now for the September 13, 2018 FAA Aviation Workforce Symposium at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport http://bit.ly/2MOoGNb.

Only 16 Months Until ADS-B Out Equipage Deadline

This is a friendly reminder that the ADS-B Out equipage deadline is quickly approaching. You have 16 months left to equip your aircraft. Don’t get left in the hangar! http://bit.ly/2A8K0Xg .

A Kaleidoscope Community

The September/October 2018 issue of FAA Safety Briefing explores the important role of community in general aviation and acquaints you with a wide range of organizations that can be part of your aviation world now or at some point down the road. Like making patterns in a kaleidoscope, you can shape and continually re-shape your own unique aviation community in ways that support your evolving aviation experience and interests. Get more acquainted by reading the article “Our Kaleidoscope Community,” the lead feature in the September/October 2018 issue of FAA Safety Briefing here: adobe.ly/2C0pvO1. You can read the entire issue at 1.usa.gov/FAA_ASB.

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