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Wed, Oct 22, 2008

AD: Bombardier; Boeing; McDonnell Douglas

AD NUMBER: 2008-22-01
MANUFACTURER: Boeing,Bombardier,McDonnell Douglas
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-22-01
SUMMARY
: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for various transport category airplanes.

This AD requires deactivation of PATS Aircraft, LLC, auxiliary fuel tanks. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer, which identified unsafe conditions for which the manufacturer has not provided corrective actions.

We are issuing this AD to prevent the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.

FMI: www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/airworthiness_directives/

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