AD NUMBER: 2008-16-06
MANUFACTURER: BAE Systems
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-16-06 SUMMARY: We are adopting a
new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.
This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information
(MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to
identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.
The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as: Resulting from the
assessment of fuel tank wiring installations required by SFAR 88
(Special Federal Aviation Regulation 88) and equivalent JAA/EASA
(Joint Aviation Authorities/European Aviation Safety Agency)
policy, BAE Systems identified two features in the Jetstream 4100
where the need for design changes was apparent. * * * Insufficient
or defective bonding in the fuel tank area, if not corrected, could
lead to ignition of fuel vapours and subsequent fuel tank
explosion. * * * * * We are issuing this AD to require actions to
correct the unsafe condition on these products.