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Fri, Jul 17, 2009

AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2009-15-02

MANUFACTURER: Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 Airplanes 
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-15-02

SUMMARY: This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:

In-service experience has shown that a fracture of the gerotor pump of the A320 RAT [ram air turbine] may occur. This may lead to the non-operation of the RAT in case of an in-flight deployment.
The Non-Deployment or Non-Pressurization of the RAT, associated with a double engine failure or a total loss of normal electrical power generation constitutes an unsafe condition.

FMI: http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAD.nsf/0/18FD5E404FEEDE75862575F4004F8043?OpenDocument

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