Fuel Tank Safety Topics

Engine Nacelles/Pylons modification, FAA AD US-2016-23-02


Reference: https://ad.easa.europa.eu/ad/US-2016-23-02 Applicability: Boeing 777 aeroplanes Summary: It is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2006-19-12 for certain The Boeing Company Model 777-200 and -300 series airplanes. AD 2006-19-12 required inspecting the lower web of the aft fairing of the engine struts for any discoloration, and doing related investigative and corrective actions if necessary; inspecting the heat shield castings for any damage …

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Boeing 747, Fuel System Chafing of the Wire Bundles, EASA AD US 2016-19-03


Reference: https://ad.easa.europa.eu/ad/US-2016-19-03 Applicability: The Boeing Company Models: 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B, SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP Reason: This AD was prompted by several reports of chafing of the wire bundles inside the electrical conduit of the forward and aft boost pumps of the numbers 1 and 4 main fuel tanks due to high vibration. These …

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Airbus 306/310, Electrical Power, Wing Electrical Installation Modification, EASA AD 2019-0014


Reference: https://ad.easa.europa.eu/ad/2019-0014 Applicability: Following Aeroplane types, all certified models, all manufacturer serial numbers: Airbus A300-600, A300-600ST, and A310 Reason: Following publication of Federal Aviation Administration SFAR 88 (Special Federal Aviation Regulation 88), EASA issued AD 2006-0076 requiring inspection and corrective action to improve the explosion risk protection system for the left hand (LH) and right hand (RH) wings on A300, …

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Fuel Tank Safety – Phase 1


Introduction Following the accident to Flight TWA 800, the influences on fuel tank safety have been widely discussed to establish means by which fuel tank explosions can be prevented in future. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation into the TWA 800 accident determined that the probable cause of the accident was an explosion of the centre wing fuel tank …

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