LET has issued updated SB, SSA is working it
The recent FAA AD (Airworthiness Directive) on the LET Blanik L-13 (2010-14-45) refers to EASA EAD 2010-0122-E. However, if you contact LET they will refer to EASA EAD 2010-0160-E. The FAA has not yet incorporated EASA EAD 2010-0160-E into an AD. The SSA has been discussing with the FAA what it believes are serious problems with EASA EAD 2010-0160-E. Specifically, the SSA has indicated that the requirements for categorizing flight hours in order to continue to fly the L-13 is not reasonable and has informed the FAA that we believe that no one logs flight hours in the manner required, nor is it called for in the L-13 flight or maintenance manuals.
The SSA wiil continue to discuss this with the FAA as we believe that the latest issuance in this series of EASA EADs on the L-13 is unreasonable and should not be issued by the FAA as an AD.