Thu, Nov 17, 2005
All Model 727, 727C, 727-100, 727-100C, 727-200 and 727-200F series
Requirement: Revise the Limitations Section of
the Boeing 727 Aircraft Flight Manual (AFM) to include the
following statement, this may be accomplished by inserting a copy
of this Directive into the AFM: "Do not reset a tripped fuel pump
circuit breaker." When a statement identical to that above has been
included in the general revisions of the AFM, the general revisions
may be inserted into the AFM and the copy of this Directive may be
removed from the AFM.
Note: FAA AD 2005-23-07 Amdt 39-14365
Compliance: Within 30 days after the effective
date of this Directive. This Airworthiness Directive becomes
effective on 13 December 2005.
Background: The Federal Aviation Administration
has advised that following a fuel system safety review conducted by
the aeroplanes manufacturer, Boeing, an AFM amendment to prohibit
the resetting of a tripped fuel pump circuit breaker was necessary
to prevent possible ignition sources within the fuel tank.
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