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posted Jul 19, 2012, 7:01 PM by David Goetsch
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IAR Brasov Life Limit

Back in 1997, IAR-Brasov issued a service bulletin (ER-24) extending the life of the IS-28B2 2-place Lark glider from 20 to 29 or possibly 35 years. Many of those aircraft are now reaching the 35 year limit. Last year the current type certificate holder, S.C. Constructii Aeronautice S.A (Romania) indicated that they were working on extending the life limit (Service Life Extension Program – SLEP) for these aircraft beyond 35 years and would be submitting it to EASA and the FAA. Since then there has been no further contact with the public on this issue.

The SSA has asked the FAA to obtain a status of the proposed SLEP and will pass that information along when it becomes available.

Posted: 7/18/2012 By: Government Liaison Committee | Rank It!