AD NUMBER: 2008-06-07
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-06-07
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing
airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Airbus Model
A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes. That
AD currently requires an accelerated schedule of repetitive testing
of the elevator servo control loops, and corrective actions if
necessary. This new AD retains the existing requirements, reduces
the applicability of the existing AD, and adds terminating actions.
This AD results from reports of failed elevator servo controls due
to broken guides. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the
elevator servo controls during certain phases of takeoff, which
could result in an unannounced loss of elevator control and
consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.