AD NUMBER: 2008-09-04
MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-09-04 SUMMARY: We are adopting a
new airworthiness directive (AD) for all McDonnell Douglas
airplanes identified above.
This AD requires revising the FAA-approved maintenance program
to incorporate new airworthiness limitations for fuel tank systems
to satisfy Special Federal Aviation Regulation No.88
This AD results from a design review of the fuel tank
We are issuing this AD to prevent the potential for ignition
sources inside fuel tanks caused by latent failures,alterations,
repairs, or maintenance actions, which, in combination with
flammable fuel vapors,could result in a fuel tank explosion and
consequent loss of the airplane.