AD NUMBER: 2008-07-03
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-07-03 SUMMARY: We are adopting a
new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.
This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information
(MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to
identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.
The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as: Subsequent to accidents
involving Fuel Tank System explosions in flight * * * and on [the]
ground, the FAA has published Special Federal Aviation Regulation
No. 88 (SFAR-88) in June 2001 [which] required [conducting] a
design review against explosion risks. * * * * * The potential of
ignition sources (in certain fuel pumps, fuel switches,refuel
shutoff valves, and optical sensors/ mechanical switches), in
combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank
explosions and consequent loss of the airplane. We are issuing this
AD to require actions to correct the unsafe condition on these