AD NUMBER: 2004-11-08 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-11-08 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness
directive (AD), applicable to certain Airbus Model A330, A340-200,
and A340-300 series airplanes, that requires replacement of flap
rotary actuators with modified flap rotary actuators. This action
is necessary to prevent fatigue failure of the rotary actuator
lever for the flaps, which could result in loss of the flap surface
and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane. This action
is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.