|The mission of Alexandria Aircraft
LLC is to provide our customers with products and services at a reasonable
cost and to help maintain the BELLANCA®
fleet at the highest level of safety
Keep your Bellanca Cruisemaster, 260, Viking and Super Viking
looking and performing like new. We are the only place that has the
FAA type design data and manufacturing tooling to provide you with
the best FAA certified new parts available anywhere on this planet,
and we are doing it at a fair price. We can also restore your wings
(including spars), flaps, ailerons horizontal stabilizer and landing
gear to like new condition.
Compliance with AD
2008-05-11 Exhaust System Inspection/Repair and SK1072
AD 2008-05-11 (effective April 8, 2008)
was issued by the FAA to provide owners/operators of certain
Bellanca aircraft with detailed exhaust system inspection procedures
and accept/reject criteria, and require installation of Service Kit
SK1072: Rerouting “P” Leads – Magneto.
Our Service Letter B-110: Exhaust System Inspection and
Rerouting Magneto “P” Leads is referenced in the AD and
provides background information, aircraft affected, compliance
information, inspection details, tabulation of part numbers and
other information; it is presented in other parts of this website
for your reference.
If the exhaust system inspection does not find any
defects, the airplane may be returned to service albeit with a 50 hour
exhaust system inspection interval.
If the inspection finds any defects in the
exhaust system, the owner/operator has three options: 1) replace
the entire left and/or right defective exhaust system with new parts
as presented in the Service Letter B110, 2) replace the entire
left and/or right defective exhaust system with parts reconditioned
to the new parts specifications and 3) repair the defective
parts to their original configuration using FAA approved methods and
materials. Options 1
and 2 only eliminate the 50 hour inspection interval if they
are accomplished on both left and right sides.
Option 3 returns the airplane to service albeit with a
50 hour exhaust system inspection interval.
If the owner/operator wants to eliminate the
50 hour inspection interval, he/she has two options: 1) replace
the entire left and right exhaust system with new parts as presented
in the Service Letter B110 or 2) replace the entire left and
right exhaust system with parts reconditioned to the new parts
The above option 1 is not available at the
present time. Bellanca / Alexandria
Aircraft LLC (AALLC) has redesigned the exhaust systems for all the
aircraft affected by this AD. This
includes hundred of variations some of which include only a few
aircraft. The expense
for tooling all these variations is simply cost prohibitive.
The best we can do is identify those design variations for
which owners/operators will purchase enough new parts to cover
tooling costs and limit manufacturing parts to same.
You can help us make this determination by contacting our
parts department and indicating same.
The above option 2 is available.
Bellanca/AALLC has contracted with Aerospace
Welding/Manufacturing Inc in Egan MN to recondition parts to the new
design thru their FAA approved repair station.
They are one of our approved vendors.
They have a good quality control system and have provided us
with excellent parts at a reasonable price.
They are the only vendor which has our FAA approved data so
they are the only vendor you can use to recondition your exhaust
system to the option 2 requirements.
You may contact them directly at 800/597-4315.
They will provide you with the documentation you need to
eliminate the 50 hour inspection interval.
Exhaust System Failures Models 17-30, 17-31, 17-30A, 17-31A &
Service Letter B110: Exhaust System
Inspection & Rerouting Magneto “P” Leads May 2007
Vibration/Trim Tab Failure May 2007
in the Horizontal Stabilizer Attachment Tube
RevB Jan 2004
Some of our customers have inquired if AALLC owns any of the TYPE
CERTIFICATES for the Bellancaâ
Aircraft. Just for the record,
AALLC owns TYPE CERTIFICATE
Number A18CE which includes the following models;
17-31A, 17-31ATC, and 17-30A. AALLC also owns TYPE
CERTIFICATE Number 1A3 which includes the following
models; 14-19, 14-19-2, 14-19-3, 14-19-3A, 17-30, 17-31, and
17-31TC. AALLC has owned these type certificates since May 30,
Links to other Bellanca related sites
Canyon Books for "Bellanca's Golden Age"
Champion Club Link