PRODUCT: All Airbus Model A300 series airplanes; Model A310 series airplanes; and Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called Model A300-600 series airplanes). SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2012-21-04 ACTION: Final Rule
SUMMARY: This AD was prompted by reports of cracked fuel pump canister hoods located in fuel tanks. This AD requires replacing any cracked hood halves of fuel pump canisters. The FAA is issuing this AD to prevent any detached canister hood fragments/debris from being ingested into the fuel feed system, and becoming a potential source of ignition with consequent fire or explosion.
DATES: This AD becomes effective November 27, 2012.