AD Revises MRO Programme For MD Aircraft

The FAA has published an airworthiness directive (AD) adding special compliance items to maintenance and inspection programmes for a number of McDonnell Douglas aircraft and the 717-200.

The FAA has published an airworthiness directive (AD) adding special compliance items to maintenance and inspection programmes for a number of McDonnell Douglas aircraft and the 717-200.

Effective from March 5, the AD covers models of the DC-10, MD-10 and MD-81/82/83/87/88/90 and is expected to affect 716 aircraft registered in the US.

The FAA says the AD was developed in response to reports of latent air data transducer degradation and to prevent erroneous data being produced which could lead to a mid-air collision in certain circumstances.

The FAA estimates that the revision to MRO programmes will cost US operators a total of $60,860.

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