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FAA issues new airworthiness directives.

AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION-(C)1997-2001 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a document adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) that is applicable to certain Boeing 777-200 series aircraft. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the upper housing assembly of the forward trunnion of the main landing gear for discrepancies (migrated or missing wearplates, loose or fractured attachment screws), and corrective action if necessary. It also provides for optional modification of the upper housing assembly for aircraft without discrepant wearplates, which would end the repetitive inspections. The AD is effective 8 May 2001.

The FAA has also published a document that supersedes two existing ADs applicable to all Boeing 707 and 720 series aircraft. The current ADs require inspections of the upper chords of the wing front and rear spars, repair if necessary, and application of corrosion inhibitor to the inspected areas. The new amendment requires repetitive inspections of the upper and lower chords on the wing front and rear spars, repair, if necessary, and application of corrosion inhibitor to the inspected areas. This AD is effective 8 May 2001.

The FAA has issued an amendment that supersedes an existing AD that is applicable to certain Boeing 737-200 and -300 series aircraft. The existing AD requires a one-time inspection to detect cracks of the lower frames and reinforcing angles of the main deck cargo door where the door latch fittings attach between certain fuselage stations and water lines, and replacement of any cracked part with a new part with the same part number. This amendment requires, among other actions, an inspection to detect cracks of the lower frames and reinforcing angles of the main deck cargo door, and replacement of any lower frame or reinforcing angle of the main deck cargo door when it has reached its maximum life limit. This AD is effective 29 May 2001.

Finally, the FAA has issued an AD that is applicable to certain Airbus A300 B4-620, A310-203, A310-221 and A310-222 series aircraft. This AD requires repetitive inspections of fuselage frame 07 in the upper frame section assemblies of the lateral cockpit windows, and corrective action, if necessary. Further, accomplishment of certain corrective actions extends the repetitive inspection interval. This AD is also effective 29 May 2001.

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