AD NUMBER: 2005-03-12
MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-03-12 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness
directive (AD), applicable to certain Airbus Model A330, A340-200,
and A340-300 series airplanes. This AD requires initial and
repetitive inspections of certain frame stiffeners to detect
cracking. If any cracking is found, this AD requires replacement of
the stiffener with a new, reinforced stiffener. Replacement of the
stiffener constitutes terminating action for certain inspections.
This AD also requires a one-time inspection of any new, reinforced
stiffener; and repair or replacement of the new, reinforced
stiffener if any cracking is found during the one-time inspection.
This AD also provides for an optional terminating action for
certain requirements of this AD. The actions specified by this AD
are intended to prevent fatigue failure of certain frame stiffener
fittings, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the
airplane. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe