2004-13-24 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-13-24 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness
directive (AD), applicable to all Airbus Model A310 series
airplanes, that requires inspecting the pressure-off brakes (POBs)
installed on the power control units of the slats and flaps to
determine their serial numbers; and replacing any POBs having
affected serial numbers with new, serviceable, or modified POBs.
This action is necessary to prevent failure of the retaining ring
on the POBs, which could result in slat or flap blowback or
runaway, with consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
This action is intended to address the identified unsafe