AD NUMBER: 2007-12-02
MANUFACTURER: McDonnell Douglas
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-12-02 SUMMARY: The FAA is
adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell
Douglas airplanes described previously.
This AD requires installing bonding jumpers to the airplane wing
structure from the fuel system in-line electrical solenoid valves
along the left and right wing front spar.
This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the
We are issuing this AD to prevent point -of- contact arcing or
filament heating damage in the fuel lines that could create a
potential ignition source, which, in combination with flammable
fuel vapors, could cause a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss
of the airplane.