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Wed, Oct 28, 2009

AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2007-21-14-R1

MANUFACTURER: Airbus Model A310 Airplanes
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-21-14-R1

SUMMARY: The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Airbus Model A310 airplanes. That AD currently requires revising the Airworthiness Limitations Section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate new limitations for fuel tank systems. This AD clarifies the intended effect of the AD on spare and on-airplane fuel tank system components. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors caused by latent failures, alterations, repairs, or maintenance actions, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.

FMI: http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAD.nsf/0/9EDFC7DB03A7E1958625765C00576463?OpenDocument

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