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Thu, Jul 12, 2018

AD: Airbus Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2018-14-04

PRODUCT: Certain Airbus Model A330- 200 Freighter, A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, A340-300, A340-500, and A340-600 series airplanes.

ACTION: Final Rule.

SUMMARY: This AD was prompted by a determination that a functional test to ensure that there is no blockage of vent pipes was not done on the trim tank of certain airplanes during production.

This AD requires doing a trim tank functional test, and corrective actions if necessary.

DATES: This AD is effective August 13, 2018.

COST: The FAA estimates that this AD affects 97 airplanes of U.S. registry. The costs of compliance are estimated as follows:

  • Functional test - $1,360 per aircraft for up to 16 hours labor
  • Inspections - $170 per aircraft for two hours labor
FMI: AD

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