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14 – January 2008
Click on desired E-JETS NEWS.Select “E-JETS NEWS. Also. If any additional information regarding the in-service items covered in the E-JETS NEWS is needed. brings the latest developments and shares in-service knowledge and maintenance best practices. .aerochain. General questions or comments about the E-JETS NEWS publication can be addressed to: E-JETS NEWS Tel: Fax: +55 12 3927 7075 +55 12 3927 5996 E-mail: ejets.com .Login (enter username and password). no article published should be considered authority-approved data.news@embraer. .br PROPRIETARY NOTICE The articles published in E-JETS NEWS are for information only and are an EMBRAER S/A property.com. It also provides troubleshooting tips to optimize aircraft utilization and efficiency in daily operation.Select “Maintenance Support”. E-JETS NEWS addresses Operators concerns with maintenance support and dispatchability of EMBRAER 170/190 aircraft. such as Engineering and Maintenance. Page 1 . please contact the local EMBRAER Field Service Representative. It has relevant information to be shared with the technical departments. unless specifically stated. . 14 From the Editor E-JETS NEWS is a publication that presents EMBRAER 170/190 aircraft technical items. Recipients are encouraged to distribute this newsletter to EMBRAER Customers. .Select “Technical Services” and then “EMBRAER Customer Services”. This newsletter must not be reproduced or distributed in whole or in part to a third party without EMBRAER’s written consent. This newsletter. compiled by EMBRAER Fleet Technical Center (EFTC). Earlier editions of E-JETS NEWS publication can be found at CIS / Aerochain at http://www.January 2008 Issue No.
CF34-10E. EMBRAER is conducting an inservice evaluation of the modification. It is not a fix to reduce BRK LH (RH) FAULT events. Observed wear on engine Aft Mount related to thermal blanket Page 2 . the compliance of SB 190-32-0025. Aft Engine Mount Wear – Update Effectivity: EMBRAER 190 There are some field reports received by EMBRAER concerning aft engine mount wear as presented in E-Jets NEWS Release No. even when pre-damaged BCVs were used. Investigations revealed that a negative pressure (suction) occurs when the brake shutoff valve (SOV) is closing during its normal operation. Restrictor fittings were installed late December in 5 aircraft and no fault occurred up to 14/Jan/2008. even for those aircraft that are not presenting Brake Fault events. which causes a degradation of the Brake Control Valve (BCV) first stage.January 2008 Issue No. EMBRAER recommends. regarding BRK LH/ RH FAULT due to pressure more than commanded. Regarding other modification on EMBRAER 190 brake system.1 introducing a restrictor fitting to the brake shutoff valve (SOV) return port with worldwide fleet effectivity. The restrictor fitting will preclude BCV first stage to be further damaged by eliminating the negative pressure. It has been demonstrated that the introduction of a restrictor fitting in the SOV return port eliminates the negative pressure occurrence. Although the tests have shown that the introduction of the restrictor reduced drastically the occurrence of BRK LH (RH) FAULT due pressure more than commanded. BRK LH/RH FAULT (P>C) – Update Effectivity: EMBRAER 190 EMBRAER issued SB 190-32-0025Rev. a slight number of failures are expected on such circumstances. • Based on the above explained. even for those aircraft that are not presenting Brake Fault events. This will improve aircraft communality only. expected to be completed by March/2008. it is important to observe that: • Further BCV modifications that were being considered by EMBRAER are now on hold until the conclusion of the evaluation of restrictor fitting introduction on field.12 and as shown in the pictures below. 14 • The installation of the hydraulic fuse PN 38-909500-2 on the main system (already on emergency/ parking brake system) was approved as an alterative to PN 38-909500-3. Extensive tests performed at rig and prototype aircraft revealed that the BRK LH (RH) FAULT messages. Currently. EMBRAER recommends operators to comply with SB 190-32-0025. correlated with INBD (or OUTBD) L (or R) PR MORE THAN BCM CMD are significantly reduced when the SOV negative pressure effect is eliminated. EMBRAER will use the in-service evaluation to determine the actions to be taken regarding BCVs which may have been damaged prior to restrictor installation.
Maximum Repairable Limit: Any amount. Two conditions in which this fault is most likely to occur have already been identified: 1) 2) During engine start on-ground.January 2008 The maximum wear depth reported was 0.010 in depth Repair Method: Blend. Visual inspection. Or surface area 2 no more than 0. if no more than . During bleed transition from engines to APU on ground. 10.018 inches and the wear observed is related to the thermal blanket contacting the aft engine mount in the following location identified in the next pictures: Issue No. not including holes and bushings. was Maximum Serviceable Limit: Any amount. Blending Procedures) The proposed limits apply only to the fixed link lugs only. All other areas for: wear).” The current wear limits are in CF34-10E Engine Manual.040 inches. Location of contact on blanket For this issue. GE is still recommending: “lightly tapping blanket with rubber mallet provides more clearance. 0. F. 71-20-02 Aft Engine Mount.500 in width. This revision of the manual postponed by GE to Feb/2008. The blended depth cannot exceed 0. 14 There is a proposal to revise these current limits to provide more flexibility regarding wear limits and blending procedures to the operators as presented below. Refer to TASK 7042-00-350-002 (70-42-00. After the repair depth cannot exceed . mainly in the EMBRAER 190/ 195 fleet. APU High EGT – Update Effectivity: EMBRAER 170 / 190 As informed in E-Jets NEWS Release No. EMBRAER detected some aircraft.600” in length. A conclusion is expected by the end of February.300 in .030 in depth. subtask 71-20-02-220-001.040 in and surface area cannot exceed 0. Page 3 . inspection 001 (4.010 in depth. Investigations for the final fix are considering a design change to the thermal blanket to create more clearance. 0.360 in2 more than 0. with occurrences of APU HIGH EGT (fault code 49105425APU) faults and is currently investigating this issue together with Hamilton APU and Hamilton AMS partners. if no more than 0.
New Horizontal Stabilizer Actuator Control Electronic (HS-ACE) PN 415300-1003 Effectivity: EMBRAER 170 Researches based on engineering analysis revealed that some HS-ACE monitors have been nuisance tripping in the EMBRAER 170/175 fleet.APU ANTI-SURGE VLV/WRG FAULT is triggered on the CMC. EMBRAER recommends the valve replacement when fault code 49535226APU . as informed previously. Also. The straps are supposed to be removed for the installation of the girt bar in the final stages of the slide installation on the doors. This bulletin releases the new HS-ACE PN 415300-1003. This scenario is aggravated if the APU AntiSurge Valve (AIPC 49-53-01) is malfunctioning. These limits will be incorporated on SRM PART II. which can shortly increase APU bleed extraction in the two conditions stated above. Escape slides – Inspection Service Bulletin due to Tie Wraps Installation Effectivity: EMBRAER 170 / 190 It was reported that on December 5th. which has been improved to increase the robustness of the Horizontal Stabilizer System by preventing nuisance faults. which can lead to an “APU High EGT”. 14 Main and Aft Flap Tracks Wear Effectivity: EMBRAER 170 EMBRAER Structures released SNL 17057-0001 which covers the damage (wear) that has occurred in the flap tracks. Figure 1 – Example of a slide pack with tie wraps attached. Page 4 .January 2008 Also. EMBRAER and Hamilton did a field campaign with operators to replace any faulty anti-surge valves with no CMC messages. Aircraft tests revealed APU EGT peaks during the first seconds of the main engine start. Further information is available in the mentioned SNL. driving Flight Control No Dispatch message in CAS and causing loss of Pitch Trim Indication. the suspected root cause is a bleed transients in the AMS system. The added straps hold the girt and keep the release pin motionless during this process. This article intends to advise that SB 17027-0032 is available on AEROChain. The tie wraps are used to prevent the escape slide release pin from twisting during normal slide handling and installation. EMBRAER provided the allowable limits for wear on tracks through IC2007-170/05998 (world wide fleet). It was confirmed also that the E190 fleet is more susceptible to this condition. 2007 an escape slide assembly was found with tie wraps around the slide pack during an inspection of the fwd service door by an operator. As an immediate action. Issue No. A change proposal is being evaluated to avoid the bleed extraction peak during engine start and also to smooth the transient loads while transitioning the bleed source from the engines to the APU.
is scheduled to be Page 5 .Operational Test have been revised to include the procedure to check the HPSOV status on the CMC.000 flight hours. and are already available with the effective date from December 21st. EMBRAER recommends the inspection to be accomplished within 600 FH after the Service Bulletin release. The process of adding the tie wraps and removing them in the production line started in the middle of 2006.Operational Test and AMM Task 36-11-00-710-802-A Engine Pneumatic Bleed System in Idle Condition . This task is under present HPSOV parameter 0 (zero) The AMM revision released in April/08. which is in accordance with the service bulletins.Operational Test Effectivity: EMBRAER 170 / 190 EMBRAER would like to inform that AMM Task 36-11-00-710-801-A Engine Pneumatic Bleed System . The ESC B Mod K is the actual production standard. Service Bulletins SB17029-0006 and SB190-29-0003 for clamps replacement in the hydraulic system.ESCAPE SLIDE – INSPECTION) have already been released informing how to inspect and correct the escape slide installation. EMBRAER informs that the Service Bulletins 170-25-0088 and 190-25-0062 (EQUIPMENT/FURNISHINGS . some modifications have been done to the upcoming APU ESC part numbers. Although these ADs have just been revised to establish a compliance of 8. if necessary. 14 New APU ESC Part Numbers Effectivity: EMBRAER 170 / 190 In order to improve configuration management and traceability. please refer to the mentioned bulletins for detailed effectivity information. Please refer to the table below: Old Part Numbers ESC B Mod K PN 4505005B ESC B Mod L PN 4505005B ESC B Mod M PN 4505005B ESC C PN 4505005C New Part Numbers ESC B Mod K PN 4505005B ESC C PN 4505005C Disregarded ESC 2 PN 4508022 Clamps Replacement in the Hydraulic System Effectivity: EMBRAER 170 / 190 Due to an incompatibility between some clamps and the hydraulic tube inside the wing fuel tank. HPSOV . Issue No. Special attention is required for AD 200704-02R1 related to the applicable clamps part numbers listed in the compliance section of this AD.000 flight hours. the clamps Part Numbers are wrong in this section and an additional paragraph has been attached to the end of the document to correct it. revision process to modulating status instead of 8 (eight). Due to a printing error. These bulletins were covered by two Airworthiness Directives from ANAC. 2007 and on. EMBRAER issued in October 2006. and no discrepancy was found. AD2007-04-01 and AD2007-04-02.January 2008 EMBRAER already inspected all aircraft in the production line and in the delivery process. which initially established the compliance within 12. The former ESC B Mod L will be re-identified to ESC C and the former ESC C will be re-identified to ESC 2.
A further inspection found the nut and clip in the door frame with no bolt. and EMBRAER is planning to perform these tests this year. Investigations indicated that the bolt that attaches the slide assembly could not be properly tightened (torque not according to AMM specification). should contact EMBRAER Customer Account Manager for the commercial agreement.January 2008 Issue No. 14 Escape slides – Inspection Service Bulletin due to Bolt/ Nut Installation Effectivity: EMBRAER 170 / 190 An event was reported by an EMBRAER 170 / 190 operator in which the fwd pax door escape slide fell from the door during normal operation on the ground. The goal is to conclude the evaluation and approval process until October/ 2008. this measure would help in the maintenance and stock control for this specific component. Refer to the mentioned bulletins for detailed effectivity and inspection procedures. EMBRAER recommends the accomplishment of this service bulletin during the next basic maintenance check. Interchange of Nose Wheel Tires between EMBRAER 170 and EMBRAER 190 Effectivity: EMBRAER 170 / 190 Nose wheel tires from EMBRAER 170 and EMBRAER 190 are not interchangeable. Service Bulletins 170-52-0045 and 19052-0029 have already been informing how to inspect the escape slides installation. Page 6 . Operators interested. For operators with both aircraft models in their fleet. New qualification tests are necessary in order to approve this request. Figure 1 – Typical slide installation and area to be inspected (bustle removed). for both passenger and service doors. The PN from each installation are presented in the AIPC as follows: Aircraft model EMBRAER 170 Tire PN Wheel PN DR15855T 90000581 IW PN: 90000581-1 EMBRAER 190 DR15857T 90000581-1 It has been requested by some operators the evaluation of the possibility to use in EMBRAER 170 nose wheel the same tire used in EMBRAER 190. There will be a charge to approve the use of EMBRAER 190 nose tires in EMBRAER 170 aircraft. The escape slide assembly is attached to the door structure by a bolt and a nut plate assembly (composed by a nut and a clip).
The bottles were submitted to tests such as weight measuring. but are leading to something related to TCPS bringing erroneous low-pressure indication. Page 7 . among other tests. since then. For all E-Jet operators facing such events of engine or APU fire extinguishing bottles that were removed due to lowpressure indication (with “FIREX BTL LO PR FAULT” maintenance messages on CMC). that the investigations are advancing and the root cause is very close from being defined. Service News Letter – Engine Trend Monitoring – New Parameters included in LDI V08 Effectivity: EMBRAER 190 EMBRAER has released the Service News Letter SNL 190-71-0003 to inform about the inclusion of new Engine Trend Report parameters in the DL_TAKEOFF_REPORT and DL_CRUISE_REPORT with LDI V08. EMBRAER would like to ask the customers to contact the respective Technical Representative with information of the affected serial numbers. The on-course investigation is trying to define the conditions that bring sensors to detect low pressures inside such bottles. leakage. Note: 1. the bottles’ manufacturer. Pacific Scientific. customers may be instructed to ship the affected bottles to a specific Pacific Scientific address accordingly. Fire extinguishing bottles removals under investigation Effectivity: EMBRAER 170 / 190 EMBRAER has received reports of one specific operator presenting a high number of fire extinguishing bottle (PN 33500026-1) removals and. evidenced by “FIREX BTL LO PR FAULT” maintenance messages on the CMC. This information intends to make operators aware of these changes. The remaining 4% were related to isolated failures. being them real or nuisance. functional and electrical TCPS (Temperature Compensated Pressure Switch).January 2008 Issue No. EMBRAER would like to inform that it is aware of such events. The inclusion of these parameters will improve the engine trend monitoring analysis. 14 Since similar cases started to be reported by other operators. 38% of the removals were caused by commanded discharges (intentional and inadvertent). Figure 1 – Fire extinguishing bottle It was verified that 58%1 of the replaced bottles from this operator were removed due to low pressure sensed by the fire extinguishing system. The results are not conclusive yet. has been involved in the investigation for the root cause of so many replacements. For the mentioned operator. Depending on the case.
EMBRAER 170/ 175 .January 2008 Issue No. Page 8 .Improved robustness for the TCMA (Thrust Control Malfunction Accommodation) logic. . .Improved Automatic Takeoff Thrust Control System (ATTCS) trigger logic to minimize inadvertent activation.Vibration indication changes with improved accommodations of bowed rotor starts.Faults detection/ accommodation logic improved.Increased Thrust Lever Angle (TLA) tolerance to shut the engine down with the thrust lever at IDLE position. (TLD) “FLT CTRL NO DISPATCH” due to MSV/Leakage Test failed Effectivity: EMBRAER 170 / 190 EMBRAER has received some reports from the field where “FLT CTRL NO DISPATCH” CAS message could be displayed during the flight controls built-in test (Hydraulic P-BIT) on airplanes with Primus EPIC LOAD 19 incorporated. . . the AD is expected to be issued during March.Implemented cross-engine check for FADEC software version. . EMBRAER recommends this Service Bulletin accomplishment. .Vibration will be indicated as zero (0. if applicable. This new software version will bring corrections and improvements such as: Improved FMU LVDT fault accommodation logic to minimize occurrence of LOTC (Loss of Thrust Control) events. This process will include the issuance of a NPRM (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking) in early February and.Improved VG LVDT (Linear Variable Differential-Transducer) disagree fault accommodation. . . After the Hydraulic P-BIT finishes (“FLT CTRL TEST IN PROGRESS” message is extinguished).0) instead of dashes with engines shutdown and no Integrated Engine Vibration Monitor (IEVM) failures. .FADEC Software v5. the “FLT CTRL NO DISPATCH” message might be correlated with one of the messages below: L OUTBD EL PCU [MSV OP TEST] L OUTBD EL PCU [LEAK OP TEST] UPR RUDDER PCU [MSV OP TEST] UPR RUDDER PCU [LEAK OP TEST] L INBD EL PCU [MSV OP TEST] L INBD EL PCU [LEAK OP TEST] R INBD EL PCU [MSV OP TEST] R INBD EL PCU [LEAK OP TEST] R OUTBD EL PCU [MSV OP TEST] R OUTBD EL PCU [LEAK OP TEST] LWR RUDDER PCU [MSV OP TEST] LWR RUDDER PCU [LEAK OP TEST] . 14 Considering the solutions presented.Time Limited Dispatch categorization reviewed. Furthermore ANAC (Brazilian Certification Authority) is considering the possibility of issuing an AD for this Service Bulletin.Added recall faults functionality.40 Effectivity: EMBRAER 170 EMBRAER has issued Service Bulletin 170-73-0004 related to the new FADEC software version 5. .Improved overspeed test logic to detect Fuel Metering Unit (FMU) miswiring condition.40 comprising EMBRAER 170/175 aircraft.
2 and 3A to on. which takes about 80 seconds.1 have been reviewed to inform all the operators about this new scenario. In addition. the Service News Letter 17027-0006 / 190-27-0005 and Operational Bulletin 170-012/04 Rev. 6) After the second engine is started. 2 and 3A to “ON” during the push back. 14 Acronyms AD = Airworthiness Directive AIPC = Aircraft Illustrated Parts Catalog AMM = Aircraft Maintenance Manual AMS = Air Management System ANAC = Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (Brazilian Civil Aviation Authority) AOM = Airplane Operations Manual 4) If FCND is displayed: APU = Auxiliary Power Unit .Perform 05 full stroke rudder and elevator cycles. 2 and 3A to "ON" and wait for the HYD PBIT to finish (FLT CTRL TEST IN PROGRESS is extinguished) or 2 minutes. set HYD SYS ELEC PUMPS 1 and 2 to AUTO. go to step 5. Note: In order to reset the FCND message.Keep the HYD SYS ELEC PUMPS 1. . BCV = Brake Control Valve CAS = Crew Alerting System CMC = Central Maintenance Computer CMM = Component Maintenance Manual DLS = Data Load System EMM = Engine Maintenance Manual EGT = Exhaust Gas Temperature ESC =Electronic Starter Controller FADEC = Full Authority Digital Electronic Control FCND = Flight Control No Dispatch FH = Flight Hour FHDB = Fault History Database FIM = Fault Isolation Manual FOL = Flight Operations Letter HPSOV = High Pressure Shutoff Valve HS-ACE = Horizontal Stabilizer Actuator Control Electronic LDI = Loadable Diagnostic Information LRU = Line Replaceable Unit MMEL = Master Minimum Equipment List OB = Operational Bulletins P-BIT = Power-up Built-In-Test PN = Part Number Page 9 .January 2008 Therefore.Wait until the Hyd Sys 1. in order to minimize the FCND occurrences.If FCND is not displayed. go back to the beginning of step 1.Set HYD SYS ELEC PUMPS 1. There is no need to PD/PU the airplane neither run a Return To Service (RTS). . go to next step. the HYD PBIT has to run again successfully. 2) Wait for the HYD PBIT to finish (FLT CTRL TEST IN PROGRESS is extinguished).Set HYD SYS ELEC PUMPS 1. . . (Do not move the surfaces simultaneously) . Issue No. . 2 and 3A to OFF. EMBRAER suggests the following procedure: 1) Before push back.If FCND is displayed again. 2 and 3 pressure drops below 250 psi. set HYD SYS ELEC PUMPS 1. 5) Start push back. 3) If FCND is not displayed.
Page 10 .January 2008 SB = Service Bulletin SN = Serial Number SNL = Service Newsletter SOV = Shutoff Valve TCPS = Temperature Pressure Switch Compensated Issue No. 14 Note: All abbreviations used in EMBRAER Maintenance Manuals can be found in the Introduction to AMM Part II.
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