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Fri, Mar 09, 2007

AD: Pratt & Whitney

AD NUMBER: 2007-05-17
MANUFACTURER: Pratt & Whitney
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-05-17
SUMMARY:
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Pratt & Whitney (PW) JT9D series turbofan engines.

That AD currently requires revisions to the Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) of the manufacturer's Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) to include required enhanced inspection of selected critical life-limited parts at each piece-part opportunity.

This AD modifies the JT9D series engines ALS sections of the manufacturer's manuals and an air carrier's approved continuous airworthiness maintenance program to incorporate additional inspection requirements. This AD results from the need to require enhanced inspection of selected critical life-limited parts of JT9D series turbofan engines.

We are issuing this AD to prevent critical life-limited rotating engine part failure, which could result in an uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.

FMI: www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/airworthiness_directives/

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