AD NUMBER: 2007-17-12
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-17-12 SUMMARY: The FAA is
adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model
777 series airplanes.
This AD requires, for the drive mechanism of the horizontal
stabilizer, repetitive detailed inspections for discrepancies;
repetitive lubrication of the ballnut and ballscrew;repetitive
measurements of the freeplay between the ballnut and the ballscrew;
and corrective action if necessary.
This AD results from a report of extensive corrosion of a
ballscrew in the drive mechanism of the horizontal stabilizer on a
Boeing Model 757 airplane, which is similar in design to the
ballscrew on Model 777 airplanes.
We are issuing this AD to prevent an undetected failure of the
primary load path for the ballscrew in the drive mechanism of the
horizontal stabilizer and subsequent wear and failure of the
secondary load path, which could lead to loss of control of the
horizontal stabilizer and consequent loss of control of the