November 3, 2012, is the date that operators are required to be in compliance of AD 2010-07-02. It addresses possible erroneous glide slope or localizer display indications.
General Electric Service Bulletin (SB) CF34-72-0252 replaces the #5 bearing that was introduced on newer production engines, starting with engine S/N 950333, or with the incorporation of SB 72-0176.
Insects on the windshield can be dealt with, but in the pitot static system they can be truly maddening. Bugs, like birds, can build a nest overnight.
If you wait too long between aircraft paint jobs, the money you “save” might have to be spent on the engineering and labor costs required to repair corrosion.
To effectively troubleshoot an aircraft autopilot, it's helpful to first understand how the autopilot system works.