Continued Airworthiness for the "CH" model line of aircraft designed by "Chris Heintz". Factory built only.

1, CH2000 FAA certified aircraft click her

2, CH601XL or CH650 ZODIAC SLSA click here

3, CH750 STOL SLSA click here

4, CH 701 UL click here

5, CH 801 click here

5, SLSA Owner Responsibilities click here

6, Other Information click here

Engine, propeller and other standard aircraft items are not on this list. You need to contact the manufacturers for all up-to-date information.

VIDEO's

Parts Order Form. Download here  Use this form if you have a factory built aircraft only. Zenith Aircraft Comapany does not support factory built aircraft. Complete and Fax / email the Parts Order Form to Zenair at 705-526-8022 or zenair.com@gmail.com

1, CH2000 FAA certified aircraft

CH2000 Service Letters

Number Subject Affected serial numbers
99-06 Fuel selector valve 20-0002 and up
00-11 Spins 20-0002 and up
01-06 Engine muffler inspection 20-0002 and up
01-15 Engine oil radiator 20-0002 to 20-0060
02-03 Angles in fuselage 20-0002 and up
25-02 New muffler 20-0002 and up
22-02 Nose gear up-date 20-0002 and up
19-02 Four cylinder primer 20-0002 and up
08-02 Open/CLOSE door label 20-0002 and up
January 06-2003 Placard up-date 20-0002 and up
February 01-2003 Gross weight increase 20-0002 and up FAA registered aircraft only. Spin certified aircraft do not apply
May-10-03 Heat Shroud up-grade All one piece muffler heat shrouds
October 15-03 Flap switch tab All manufactured aircraft before August 2003
February 28-05 Open/CLOSE door label 20-0002 and up
June 09-05 Fuel tab indicator Optional
November 2005 Gear wheels Optional
February 2006 Main gear - Light Gear Optional
July_2014 Door Hinge Corrosion 20-0002 and up
June_2015 Replacement of Time Limited Parts 20-0002 and up.
Aug_2015 Nose gear system - VIDEO 20-0002 and up.
Aug_2015 Nose gear system - How it works 20-0002 and up.
Jan_2016 Corrosion - General 20-0002 and up. NEW
June_2016 Firewall and Nose Gear parts 20-0002 and up. NEW
     

CH2000 Service Bulletins

Number Subject Affected serial numbers
95-10 Zinc Coated Steel Parts Corrosion 20-0002; 3; 4; 7; 8; and 9
97-10 Carburetor / Air intake box bolts 20-0002 to 20-0035
00-04 Possible cracks in firewall 20-0002 to 20-0047
2006-March     A, Remove "one-piece" cabin heat shroud from muffler and install "two-piece" shroud.

B, Install Carbon Monoxide detector in Cabin.

A, All aircraft that have "one-piece" cabin heat shroud on muffler

B, All serial numbers

February 2011 

Transport Canada Safety Alert

Nose gear weld inspection Within 50 hours

CH2000 Airworthiness Directives

Number Subject Affected serial numbers
none as of February 2011 - -

CH2000 Recommended Airframe up-grades

Date Subject Affected serial numbers
March 2000 Nose gear up-grade All aircraft manufactured before March 2000. Note: All aircraft owners were mailed the required parts for the up-grade, free of charge, in June 2000. 
February 01-2003 Gross weight increase 20-0002 and up FAA registered aircraft only. Spin certified aircraft do not apply

CH2000 Flight Manual Revision

November 4 2002 & FAA Supplement #1 for gross weight increase (attached to end of manual)

CH2000 Flight Manual Supplement #2 - Garmin avionics

October 2003

Flight Manual Supplement #3 - Sandel avionics

August 2005

CH2000 Pilot Guides - Avionic.

See the manufacturers websites.

CH2000 Service Manual Revision

May 2011 NEW

CH2000 Parts Manual Revision

May 2005

CH2000 Air Bag Seat Belts

Contact Amsafe directly for all manuals and installation and continued maintenance and testing.

Type Certificate for the CH2000. View the FAA CH2000 Type Certificate.

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2, CH601XL or CH650 ZODIAC SLSA 

For spare parts, Zenair Ltd in Canada supplies the parts.  Parts Order Form. Download here  Fax the Parts Order Form to Zenair at 705-526-8022.

ZODIAC XL Parts and Components 
Download: Illustrated Parts Catalog
(draft, PDF, 22 pages, 3.2 mb) - Some parts may be slightly different.

Safety Alerts:

Number Subject Affected Models
October 29, 2008 Control cable tension and inspection of ailerons and rear wing root All Zodiac CH 601 XL and CH 650
Nov 07, 2009   Mandatory Airframe Upgrade All Zodiac CH 601 XL and CH 650
Jan 2017 NEW Mandatory Inspection All Zodiac CH Designs

Service Bulletins:

Number Subject Affected Models
none as of December 2005    

Notifications:

Number Subject Affected Models
January 2009 Securing control surfaces when aircraft is parked  All
September 2009 41 page check list All
January 2010 Special Ferry Permit All
Aug_2015 Nose gear system - VIDEO All
Aug_2015 Nose gear system - How it works All
Jan_2016 Corrosion - General All
Dec_2016 Nose Gear Bungee Pin inspection All - NEW

POH Revision

Number Subject Affected Models
AMD 601/650 POH March 2010 New Update POH - Manual revision #2

Change of Va

All Zodiac CH 601 XL and CH 650

See above video on how to close the Zodiac canopy. Left and right latches must lock the canopy before flying.

Maintenance Manual Revision

November 2009 AMD 601/650 Service Manual    NEW MANDATORY  UPDATE Service Manual - New update #1 All Zodiac CH 601 XL and CH 650

Other information:

 February 2010 Rev 2  Zodiac series checklist: A 55 page checklist to help you thoroughly preflight your aircraft.

Control cable tension. Photo guide procedure.
 

Drawings 6-ZU-1, 6-ZU-2, 6-ZU-3 and 6-ZU-4, and LAA Aileron Balance (these latest revised drawings are dated January 25, 2010).

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3, CH750 STOL SLSA

For spare parts, Zenair Ltd in Canada supplies the parts.  Parts Order Form. Download here  Fax the Parts Order Form to Zenair at 705-526-8022

Safety Alerts:

Number Subject Affected Models
Feb 2016 Control system update All
Jan 2017 NEW Mandatory Inspection All STOL CH Designs

Service Bulletins:

Number Subject Affected Models
None    

Notifications:

Number Subject Affected Models
Aug_2015 Nose Gear system - VIDEO All
Aug_2015 Nose gear system - How it works All
Jan_2016 Corrosion - General All
Dec_2016 Nose Gear Bungee Pin inspection All - NEW

POH Revision

Number Subject Affected Models
Original    

Maintenance Manual Revision

Original    

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4, STOL CH 701 UL

Go to the Zenithair.com Builder Resource Area. http://www.zenithair.net/Builder-Secure/

Register your aircraft with Zenith Aircraft Co., get a password and log on for all the updates.

Aug_2015 Nose Gear system - VIDEO All
Aug_2015 Nose gear system - How it works All
Jan_2016 Corrosion - General All
Dec_2016 Nose Gear Bungee Pin inspection All - NEW
Jan 2017 NEW Mandatory Inspection All STOL CH Designs

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5, STOL CH 801

Go to the Zenithair.com Builder Resource Area. http://www.zenithair.net/Builder-Secure/

Register your aircraft with Zenith Aircraft Co., get a password and log on for all the updates.

Aug_2015 Nose Gear system - VIDEO All
Aug_2015 Nose gear system - How it works All
Jan_2016 Corrosion - General All
Dec_2016 Nose Gear Bungee Pin inspection All - NEW
Jan 2017 NEW Mandatory Inspection All STOL CH Designs

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Parts Order Form. Download here  Fax the Parts Order Form to Zenair at 705-526-8022

Reporting Form. Download here  Fax the Reporting Form to Zenair at 705-526-8022

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SLSA owner Responsibilities:

Zenair Ltd of Canada is assisting AMD built "CH" SLSA customers with spare parts and for continued airworthiness issues. Since the AMD company is no longer around, it is recommended that owners of AMD built SLSA's re-register their aircraft to ELSA. Please see the following article. Kitplanes June 2014

Zenair Ltd can be contacted at 705-526-2871

As per ASTM F2295:

5.4 Owner/Operator Responsibilities:

5.4.1 Each owner/operator of a LSA shall read and comply with the maintenance and continued airworthiness information and instructions provided by the manufacturer.

5.4.2 Each owner/operator of a LSA shall be responsible for providing the manufacturer with current contact information where the manufacturer may send the owner/operator supplemental

notification bulletins.

5.4.3 The owner/operator of a LSA shall be responsible for notifying the manufacturer of any safety of flight issue or significant service difficulty upon discovery.

5.4.4 The owner/operator of a LSA shall be responsible for complying with all manufacturer issued notices of corrective action and for complying with all applicable aviation authority

regulations in regard to maintaining the airworthiness of the

LSA.

5.4.5 An owner of a LSA shall ensure that any needed corrective action be completed as specified in a notice, or by the next scheduled annual inspection.

5.4.6 Should an owner/operator not comply with any mandatory service requirement, the LSA shall be considered not in compliance with applicable ASTM standards and may be

subject to regulatory action by the presiding aviation authority.

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Other info:

 

Information and guidance concerning acceptable fabrication and assembly methods, techniques and practices are provided in FAA Advisory Circular (AC) No. 43.13-1A, "Acceptable Methods, Techniques, and Practices - Aircraft Inspection and Repair," and AC No. 43.13-2A, "Acceptable Methods, Techniques and Practices - Aircraft Alterations."

 

 

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Parts Order Form. Download here  Complete and Fax / email the Parts Order Form to Zenair at 705-526-8022 or zenair.com@gmail.com