Designed primarily for the aircraft owner/operator or the small volume maintenance facility, ADR will conduct single aircraft AD applicability searches via the Internet. You submit aircraft specific data (Make, Model, Serial Numbers, etc.) by completing an online form (Order Input Form) and ADR will generate, within 24 to 48 hours, a comprehensive survey of AD applicability on any small aircraft or rotorcraft. The following reports and documents are generated or furnished in the Adobe Acrobat PDF format report and transmitted to you by E-Mail:
The search process reviews airframe, engine, propeller, carburetor and magnetos by serial number against the AD and service bulletin database. Appliance ADs are categorized by aircraft type so you won't find oxygen system ADs on a helicopter or prop governor or fabric related AD's on a Cessna 150. Also checked are combination ADs where applicability is determined by matching airframe to engine or engine to prop combinations. There are even some ADs that apply by matching airframe to magneto! Also checked are those AD's that apply strictly by N number such as those incidents arising from bad fuel a few years ago.
The AD Search program functions by submitting the aircraft profile through a database containing all the serial numbers in the ADs and applicable service bulletins. (About 40,000 in all). Along the way it tests thousands of combinations and possibilities FOR THIS SINGLE AIRCRAFT yielding a comprehensive and individual aircraft specific listing of ADs. Search depth examples No other system in the world even comes close to the speed and accuracy of AD Search.
Other search systems that search only by
model are severely deficient. Explanation.
Many, if not most, ADs apply to specific serial number ranges, or to other criteria that is single airframe specific. A Search by model only, or worse yet, series, results in a great many ADs that ultimately will be found not to apply because they are excluded by serial number or for some other obvious reason. While it may be slightly inconvenient to collect half a dozen serial numbers, it is even more inconvenient to search through thousands of them in ADs and service bulletins to determine if the AD applies. Computers search numbers at blazing speed and make far fewer mistakes than people since they don't get distracted or bored. Searching by model or series alone is very simple - and very misleading. These types of searches are also incomplete because none of them deal with appliance ADs.
Who can benefit from this service?
Aircraft Owners and Operators
Buyers and Sellers
Mechanics and Inspectors
Legal or Litigation Purposes
A single aircraft search including all the documentation cited above is $59. The supplied documentation is in PDF format and may be printed on your own printer for a permanent record. Experience has shown that an AD Search Report delivered by ADR avoids 4 to 6 hours of mechanic time and is usually far more accurate and complete. If you're a mechanic or inspector you already know the value of a proofed AD list. If you're an owner you can save hundreds of $$ by obtaining this report and handing it to your mechanic or inspector.
Click here to open a data input form for a search submission.
Sample Reports: (Left click to
view, right click and "Save target as" to download)
Note: All sample searches use fictitious N-Numbers and arbitrary serial numbers - They do not represent real aircraft.
Piper PA-31-350 (Update February 2007)
Cessna 175B (Updated February 2007)
Search reports are returned by E-Mail in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.