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AD: General Electric

AD NUMBER: 2008-16-01
MANUFACTURER: General Electric
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-16-01
SUMMARY:
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GE CF34-8E series turbofan engines with certain part number (P/N) full authority digital engine controls (FADECs) installed.

This AD requires reprogramming the FADEC software from version 8Ev5.40 to an FAA-approved software version.

This AD results from six loss of thrust control events from the same software fault scenario.

We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of thrust control and controllability of the airplane.

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

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