AD NUMBER: 2003-19-10
MANUFACTURER: Fairchild SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2003-19-10
SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness
directive (AD) that applies to all Fairchild Aircraft, Inc.
(Fairchild Aircraft) SA226 and
SA227 series airplanes. This AD requires you to
inspect the fuel boost pump wiring for any chafing, cracked
insulation material, or evidence of bare wire(s) (referred to
herein as 'damage'), and replace any damaged wiring. This AD also
requires you to install protective tubing around the fuel boost
pump wiring harness. This AD is the result of reports of chafed
fuel boost pump wiring to either the inboard or outboard boost pump
wiring. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent
the fuel boost pump wiring from chafing, which could result in
electrical arcing. This could serve as an ignition source inside
the fuel tank and result in fire or explosion.