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Airbus sent a private letter to a few diligent operators years ago about this issue.  Some operators accepted it, others did not and demanded an RFM update.  

The NP RFM has a similiar statement as above. With one minor difference. 

(*) Operation at OAT < -20°C is approved provided that MGB andTGB oil temperature at engine start is ≥ -20°C.
A procedure to measure the oil temperatures is provided in the Aircraft Maintenance Manual (MET 60-00-00-603).

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46 minutes ago, robottxt said:

Airbus sent a private letter to a few diligent operators years ago about this issue.  Some operators accepted it, others did not and demanded an RFM update.  

The NP RFM has a similiar statement as above. With one minor difference. 

(*) Operation at OAT < -20°C is approved provided that MGB andTGB oil temperature at engine start is ≥ -20°C.
A procedure to measure the oil temperatures is provided in the Aircraft Maintenance Manual (MET 60-00-00-603).

Thank you very much. 

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Shoot!  That’s right!  A few years back, at a different company, I was issued a little infrared heat gun.  And we used 254.

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On 2/10/2019 at 7:31 AM, chopterlol said:

That note is litteraly on the RFM page you linked...

but is only applicable to the mineral oil, not 254.

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On ‎2‎/‎7‎/‎2019 at 2:21 PM, Blackmac said:

Sorry for the confusion I seem to have created, I guess I should read my SMS manual again.

Maufacturers are responsible and can be held responsible for what ever they provide and sign in writing.

After you crash and the TSB finds out it was due to the wrong oil in the main or tail rotor gear box, your Insurance Company is going to be very unhappy and I beleive you will be also.

File an emergency A.O.G. to TCCA and a copy to the Manufacturer.

If you believe that you are going to get a consensus of opion on this site you are really dreaming, you are probably the first person to beleive this is a learning site, welcome.

You should call AirBus in Fort Erie and ask to speak to the CEO and not the support staff. Put exactlly what you said originally in your post and a copy to your Insurance Company and explain to the CEO that you are in violation of ICAO and TCCA regulations for not adherring to the RFM. 

Advise the CEO that you will be seeking compensation for lost revenue.

Don't forget page 8, Section 2.1, "Notes : - The temperature limitations mentioned above apply to engine starting."

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I must have timed out and got kicked to the curb.

Page 7, Section 2.1 bottom of chart (**) Operation.....oil  temperature at engine start is equal to or greater than -20C.

And they are probably missing those two asterisk  for the synthetic oil 5 centistoke MIL 23699 as well.

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