Home header left
| Login Help

 

 

Revised Update on the Blanik L-13

 As of April 11th

An STC has been applied for to modify the L-13 to return it to flight.  However, it has not yet been approved by EASA or the FAA.

http://www.aircraftdc.de/ENG/visionen_blanik.htm
http://www.aircraftdc.de/ENG/images/Blanik/Customerinfo_ADxC-DC-39-00...

 

As of march 21st

http://www.let.cz/files//File/standpoint_BLANIKgliders_march2011.pdf

"CURRENT SITUATION IN ACTIVITIES OF AIRCRAFT INDUSTRIES, A.S. AIMED TO
THE RENEWAL OF
AIRWORTHINESS OF L-13 AND L-13A GLIDERS

In connection with the crash of the L 13 glider S/N 175117 in Austria
on 12th June 2010, EASA issued
the Airworthiness Directive No. AD 2010-0185, which mandates grounding
the whole fleet of gliders
L 13 and L 13A.
In previous statement of Aircraft Industries, a. s. from 30th
September 2010, our company announced
taking steps to the gliders airworthiness renewal, consisting of
development in cooperation with
Research and Testing Aviation Institute in Prague the Eddy current
inspection of wing critical area
focused on detection of potential occurrence of fatigue damage. With
regards to our intention to
avoid the modification of wing critical area and due to the demand for
highest reliability of inspection
method and necessity its thorough verification on number of testing
samples, it was technically and
time-consuming very demanding development. At this moment the
inspection method is practically
developed and we will present the results to EASA to receive approval
for the use of inspection for the
purpose of releasing L 13 gliders into operation.
In parallel, an independent design company is developing design
modification consisting
of strengthening of the L 13 glider wing critical area. As soon as the
organization receives EASA STC
approval and we get consent to publish more detailed information we
will post them on our website
www.let.cz.

Posted: 4/11/2011 By: Government Liaison Committee


General News 

Search Posts

Recent Posts

Legal Notice

The SSA policy on member posting is located here