APPLIANCESATA 25 EQUIPMENT / FURNISHINGS

ID: 2017-0192
Issue date: 2017-09-28
Effective date: 2017-10-12  
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RECARO Aircraft Seating Gmbh & Co. KG - Passenger Seats – Modification

EASA AD No.: 2017-0192


Airworthiness Directive
AD No.: 2017-0192
Issued: 28 September 2017
Note: This Airworthiness Directive (AD) is issued by EASA, acting in accordance with Regulation
(EC) 216/2008 on behalf of the European Union, its Member States and of the European third
countries that participate in the activities of EASA under Article 66 of that Regulation.

This AD is issued in accordance with Regulation (EU) 748/2012, Part 21.A.3B. In accordance with Regulation (EU) 1321/2014 Annex I, Part M.A.301, the
continuing airworthiness of an aircraft shall be ensured by accomplishing any applicable ADs. Consequently, no person may operate an aircraft to which
an AD applies, except in accordance with the requirements of that AD, unless otherwise specified by the Agency [Regulation (EU) 1321/2014 Annex I,
Part M.A.303] or agreed with the Authority of the State of Registry [Regulation (EC) 216/2008, Article 14(4) exemption].


Design Approval Holder’s Name: Type/Model designation(s):
RECARO AIRCRAFT SEATING GMBH & CO. KG Model 3510A and 3510D seats

Effective Date:
12 October 2017
ETSO Authorisations: EASA.21O.172 Rev. A, EASA.21O.249 Rev. A
Foreign AD: Not applicable
Supersedure: None

ATA 25 – Equipment & Furnishing – Passenger Seats – Modification


Manufacturer(s):

RECARO Aircraft Seating GmbH & Co. KG

Applicability:

Model 3510A and 3510D seats, all serial numbers, identified by Part Number (P/N) in Table 2, left
hand (LH) column, or Table 3, LH column, of RECARO Service Bulletin (SB) 3510-25-609 original issue
dated 20 June 2016, or RECARO SB 3510-25-752 original issue dated 20 May 2016, or RECARO
SB 3510-25-753 original issue dated 23 June 2016, as applicable.

Appendix 1 of this AD shows the affected P/N groups and related SBs.

The affected seats are known to be installed on, but not limited to, Airbus A318, A319 and A320
aeroplanes.

Reason:

Analyses and test results have shown that the seat pan design of certain RECARO model 3510A and
3510D passenger seats, when installed next to a Type III over-wing emergency exit, is insufficiently
stable to sustain the loads applied by a person who would use the seat as assistance means in case
of an emergency evacuation. Body parts (e.g. knees and feet) could slide through and get trapped.
This condition, if not corrected, could restrict or significantly delay an emergency evacuation,
possibly resulting in injury to occupants.


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To address this potential unsafe condition, RECARO issued SB 3510-25-609, SB 3510-25-752 and
SB 3510-25-753, providing modification instructions to replace the seat pan and/or pan attachment
package with a new one, that has a more robust design, and to re-identify modified seats with a
different P/N.

For the reasons described above, this AD requires modification of the affected seats and prohibits
installation of any unmodified seat.

Required Action(s) and Compliance Time(s):

Required as indicated, unless accomplished previously:

Note 1: For the purpose of this AD, an affected passenger seat is a seat having a P/N listed in
Table 2, LH column, or Table 3, LH column, of RECARO SB 3510-25-609 original issue, or RECARO
SB 3510-25-752 original issue, or RECARO SB 3510-25-753 original issue.

(1) Within 9 months after the effective date of this AD, modify and re-identify each affected
passenger seat in accordance with the instructions of RECARO SB 3510-25-609, or
SB 3510-25-752, or SB 3510-25-753, as applicable.

(2) Do not install (see Note 2 of this AD) an affected passenger seat on any aeroplane, as required
by paragraph (2.1) or (2.2) of this AD, as applicable:

(2.1) For an aeroplane that, on the effective date of this AD, has an affected seat installed:
After modification of that aeroplane as required by paragraph (1) of this AD.

(2.2) For an aeroplane that, on the effective date of this AD, does not have an affected seat
installed: From the effective date of this AD.

Note 2: For the purpose of this AD, removal of a seat from an aeroplane and subsequent
re-installation of that seat on that same aeroplane is not “installation” as specified in paragraph (2)
of this AD.

Ref. Publications:

RECARO SB 3510-25-609 original issue dated 20 June 2016.

RECARO SB 3510-25-752 original issue dated 20 May 2016.

RECARO SB 3510-25-753 original issue dated 23 June 2016.

The use of later approved revisions of these documents is acceptable for compliance with the
requirements of this AD.

Remarks:
1. If requested and appropriately substantiated, EASA can approve Alternative Methods of
Compliance for this AD.




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2. This AD was posted on 23 October 2014 as PAD 14-155 for consultation until 20 November
2014, republished on 17 November 2014 as PAD 14-155R1 for additional consultation until 01
December 2014, republished on 08 August 2017 as PAD 14-155R2 for additional consultation
until 05 September 2017. No comments on PAD 14-155R2 were received during the
consultation period.

3. Enquiries regarding this AD should be referred to the Safety Information Section, Certification
Directorate, EASA. E-mail: ADs@easa.europa.eu.

4. For any question concerning the technical content of the requirements in this AD, please
contact: RECARO Aircraft Seating GmbH & Co. KG, Daimlerstrasse 21, 74523 Schwäbisch Hall,
Germany, e-mail: technical.support@recaro-as.com.




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Appendix 1 – Affected RECARO Seat P/Ns and related Service Bulletin

Affected Seat Part Number Related RECARO SB
3510A377-xx-xxx
3510-25-752
3510A381-xx-xxx
3510A383-xx-xxx
3510A384-xx-xxx
3510D389-xx-xxx
3510A390-xx-xxx
3510A392-xx-xxx
3510-25-609
3510A527-xx-xxx
3510A537-xx-xxx
3510D592-xx-xxx
3510A911-xx-xxx
3510A942-xx-xxx
3510D330-xx-xxx
3510D347-xx-xxx
3510A349-xx-xxx 3510-25-753
3510A364-xx-xxx
3510A549-xx-xxx

Note: The ‘xx-xxx’ in the P/N listed above can represent any numerical combination.




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