Directives and Alerts

In the past, in common with other aviation disciplines, ASRA has issued Airworthiness Directives and Airworthiness Alerts. Discussions in recent times led to a Board decision to dispense with the term “airworthiness” in preference to “safety”.

The main reason for the change is the CASA requirement that a placard be fitted to gyros stating in part that “Neither CASA nor ASRA guarantee the airworthiness of this gyroplane…”. It is inappropriate therefore to issue airworthiness statements if ASRA does not guarantee airworthiness.

Safety Directives and Safety Alerts are now being issued instead, but the reasons for generating such notices remain the same.

Safety Directives will be issued when it has been determined that a critical situation exists that, without corrective action, will seriously prejudice the safety of an operation. A Safety Directive must be complied with by those affected.

Safety Alerts will be issued when a situation has been identified that has the potential to result in reduced safety if the situation is not corrected. Safety Alerts contain highly recommended actions that are not mandatory.


Safety Directives Safety Alerts
AD 2014-01 Gyroz Gyroplanes SA 2016.02 MTO & MTO Sport main Undercarriage
AD 2010-02 Cables Primary Control Systems SA 2016.01 ELA Mast Cracking
AD 2009-02 MT Series Gyroplanes SA-2015-02 Gyroplanes Manufactured by Auto Gyro Europe
AD 2009-01 Control Pushrods Rod Ends SA-2015-01 Goodwin Seat Tanks
AD 2008-02 Cabin Deformation SA-2014-02 Side Slipping
AD 2008-01 Hub Bars SA-2014-01 Vertical Descents
AD 2007-02 Articulated Push Rod Pivot Arms AA 2010-01 Propellers and Exhausts
AD 2007-01 Articulated Push Rods AA 2010-03 Autoflight Gearboxes
AD 2004-03 Gyro Tech Rotor Blades AA 2008-02 Foam Type Air Filters
AD 2004-02 Rotor Blades AA 2008-01 RAF 2000 and Derivatives Control Tube
AD 2004-01 Larkin Hub bars AA 2007-01 Spin on Filters
AD 2002-02 Exemption holder(Two Place Gyro planes) AA 2006-1 Safety Harness Attachment
AD 2002-01 Control system AA 2006-03 Stub Axles Single seat Gyroplanes
AD 1998-01 Rotor Blade Warning Humming Bird AA 2006-02 Tall Tails
AD 1996-01 Torque Tube and Cross Bar Anti Crush Spacer AA 2005-01 Strut Dowels Gyroscopic Rotorcraft

SA-2002-01 Hub Bar Failures
SA-1996-09 AV GAS
SA-1993-01 Fuel Filters for Petrol Oil Mix
AA 1992-12 Flight Safety Items Required Before Next Flight

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