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AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2017-02-02

PRODUCT: All Boeing Model 737-100, -200, and -200C series airplanes.

ACTION: Final Rule

SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2005-13-30, for the aircraft listed above.

AD 2005-13-30 required repetitive inspections to detect discrepancies of certain fuselage skin panels located just aft of the wheel well, and repair if necessary.

This new AD adds new fuselage skin inspections for cracking, inspections to detect missing or loose fasteners and any disbonding or cracking of bonded doublers, permanent repairs of time-limited repairs, related investigative and corrective actions if necessary, and skin panel replacement.

This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the fuselage skin is subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD), and reports of cracks at the chem-milled steps in the fuselage skin. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: This AD is effective March 23, 2017



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