Plane Sense Chapter 10. Maintenance Alerts

The FAA publishes AC 43?16A, Aviation Maintenance Alerts, monthly to provide the aviation community with a means for interchanging service difficulty information. The articles contained in the Alerts are delved from the Malfunction or Defect Reports submitted by aircraft owners, pilots, mechanics, repair stations, and air taxi operators.

Maintenance specialists review the reports and select pertinent items for publication in the Alerts. The information is brief and advisory; compliance is not mandatory. It is, however, intended to alert you to service experience and, when pertinent, direct your attention to the manufacturer’s recommended corrective action.

The Alerts are distributed by the Government Printing Office (GPO). The Internet version of the Alerts is free of charge; the address is