Fri, May 09, 2008
AD NUMBER: 2008-10-10
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-10-10
SUMMARY: We are adopting a
new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-600,
-700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes.
This AD requires revising the Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs)
section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness by
incorporating new limitations for fuel tank systems to satisfy
Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 88 requirements.
This AD also requires the initial inspection of a certain
repetitive AWL inspection to phase in that inspection, and repair
if necessary. This AD results from a design review of the fuel tank
We are issuing this AD to prevent the potential for ignition
sources inside fuel tanks caused by latent failures, alterations,
repairs, or maintenance actions, which, in combination with
flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and
consequent loss of the airplane.
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