Airvan grounding lifted after evidence found

Both the Australian aviation authority (CASA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have cancelled the Emergency Airworthiness Directive which temporarily grounded GippsAero Airvan GA8 aircraft following and accident.

EASA issued this statement on 25 July: “Since that AD was issued, CASA Australia informed EASA that the results of the physical inspection of the accident aeroplane indicate that it appears to have been exposed to aerodynamic loads beyond those for which the type design is certificated.

“No evidence was found to indicate that an unsafe condition exists or could develop that would warrant AD action. Based on all available information, EASA has decided to allow GA8 aeroplanes to fly again. For the reasons described above, this Notice cancels EASA Emergency AD 2019-0177-E.”



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