DR 611649166 | BOEING 717 200—ATA 5544 RUDDER, MISCELLANEOUS STRUCTURE WASHER LOOSE. Following multiple reports of cracked brackets and rods holding heat exchanger and ACMs, Engineering discovered excessive play within the aft Rudder mechanism. Apparent lack of positive locking found at this installation. Boeing confirmed this finding and provided relevant drawing to enable this installation to be adjusted into the correct configuration. Aft Rudder mechanism was re-assembled with positive locking achieved through star washer. Post maintenance check flight has been conducted with nil discrepancies noted.
DR 611649156 | CESSNA 208 B—ATA 2730 ELEVATOR CONTROL SYSTEM TOOL STUCK. During flight control rigging check, pilot checked full and free movement of all flight controls. Very slight friction or binding of the elevator control was identified. The issue was discussed with the LAME who investigated further and discovered an object wedged between the control column shroud and the control column attaching cables. The shroud was removed and a screw driver was found.