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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an emergency order revoking the repair station certificate of Ecolift Corporation of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The FAA alleges Ecolift repeatedly performed aircraft maintenance work that it was not authorized to perform.
The work included:
- An altimeter correlation check on a Beechcraft 1900C airplane
- Audio control panel installation on a McDonnell Douglas 600N helicopter
- Altimeter installation on a Robinson R-44 helicopter. The company also failed to retain documentation showing that it performed the work according to approved technical data, and failed to document who performed the work
- Transponder work on a Cessna 182 airplane
- Pitot-static system, transponder and compass swing inspections on an Airbus EC145 helicopter
- Engine, tail boom, drive shaft, exhaust, battery and avionics maintenance on a Bell 505 helicopter
- Transponder inspections and tests on an Airbus EC130 helicopter and on a Robinson R44 helicopter
- Transponder maintenance work on a Piper PA-23-250 airplane
In each instance of alleged unauthorized maintenance work, the company signed documents stating it had performed the work according to the applicable federal aviation regulations, and approved the aircraft for return to service.