767, A310 ADs Effective May 31


The FAA issued a few airworthiness directives this morning, including 2012-08-14 for Boeing 767 due to cracks in the upper wing skin at a fastener hole. Cracks at this fastener hole could cause a strut and engine to separate inflight, which clearly would be a very bad situation!

FAA estimates it will cost about $28,836 per aircraft to fix this problem.

AD 2012-08-12, also effective May 31, requires Airbus A310 operators to inspect and correct chafing problems with hydraulic pressure hoses and electrical wiring. The AD was prompted by an incident of "an electrical arc and hydraulic haze in the wheel bay of the left-hand main landing gear," says FAA. Costs to comply with this AD are much less: about $370 per aircraft.

Please or Register to post comments.

A Century of Aviation Week

Aviation Week & Space Technology is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. In a series of blogs, our editors highlight editorial content from the magazine's long and rich history.


Aug 26, 2016

When Aviation Week Was Accused of Treason -- The Back Story Revealed 8

A 1957 revelation that the U.S. was tracking Soviet missile launches from a secret radar in Turkey has its roots in sleuthing of students from Kettering Grammar School in the UK....More
Aug 23, 2016

When Aviation Week Was Accused Of Treason 23

Aviation Week editors routinely get blowback when they write about sensitive topics, and the best example of that may be an October 1957 story that revealed the U.S. had been tracking Russian missile launches from advanced long-range radar units in Turkey....More
Blog Archive
Penton Corporate

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×