AD NUMBER: 2005-20-32
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-20-32
FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus
Model A330-200 and -300 and A340-200 and -300 series airplanes.
This AD requires inspecting to determine the part number and serial
number of the left- and right-hand elevator assemblies, performing
related investigative and corrective actions if necessary, and
re-protecting the elevator assembly. This AD results from reports
that areas on the top skin panel of the right-hand elevator have
disbonded due to moisture penetration.
We are issuing this AD to prevent disbonding of the elevator
assembly, which could reduce the structural integrity of the
elevator and result inreduced controllability of the airplane.