Safety Alert Issued by AMD, Zenair Europe
November 4, 2008 — Aircraft Manufacturing & Design LLC (AMD) and Zenair Europe each issued official notices to all owners of Zodiac CH 601 XL models to inspect and tighten all control cables per given specifications. AMD issued a Special Alert for all model CH 601s (as well as CH 650 models up to S/N 650-104) and Zenair Europe issued an Airworthiness Directive for all Zenair Zodiac CH 601XL (ULM and Homebuilt Models).
Both companies call for inspections of control cables to be completed and entered into the aircraft logbook before the next flight. Zenair Europe’s AD calls for action, “Before the next flight and every 50 hours thereafter.”