AD NUMBER: 2008-01-05
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-01-05 SUMMARY: The FAA is
superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), that applies
to certain AirbusModel A310 series airplanes. That AD currently
requires modification of certain wires in the right hand(RH) wing.
This new AD requires further modification by installing an
additional protection sleeve and segregating route 2S in the RH
pylon area. This AD results from analysis of wire routing that
revealed that route 2S of the fuel electrical circuit, located in
the RH wing, does notprovide adequate separation of fuel quantity
indication wires from wires carrying 115-voltalternating current
(AC). We are issuing this AD to ensure that fuel quantity
indication wires are properly separated from wires carrying
115-volt AC. Improper separation of such wires, in the event of
wire damage, could lead to a short circuit and a possible ignition
source, which could result in a fire in the airplane.