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AD: Airbus SAS Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2018-18-08

PRODUCT: All Airbus SAS Model A330- 200 Freighter series airplanes, Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes, and Model A340-200 and - 300 series airplanes.

ACTION: Final Rule.

SUMMARY: This AD was prompted by reports of cracked slat tracks at the location of the front stop attachment to the track.

This AD requires a detailed inspection, repetitive special detailed inspections, and corrective actions if necessary.

DATES: This AD is effective October 15, 2018.

COST: The FAA estimates that this AD affects 101 airplanes of U.S. registry. The cost of compliance is estimated as follows:

  • Detailed Inspection - 25 work-hours × $85 per hour = $2,125. Parts - $0. Cost per airplane $2,125.
  • Special Detailed Inspection - 25 work-hours × $85 per hour = $2,125 per airplane per inspection cycle. Parts - $0. Cost per aircraft - $2,125 per inspection cycle.
  • Reporting 1 work-hour × $85 per hour = $85 per inspection cycle. Parts - $0. Cost per aircraft - $85 per inspection cycle.
  • Modification 49 work-hours × $85 per hour = $4,165. Parts - $8,150 per aircraft. Cost per aircraft - $12,315.
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