AD/A320/9 Amdt 1 - Fuel Probes

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On the effective date specified below, and for the reasons set out in the background section, the CASA delegate whose signature appears below repeals Airworthiness Directive (AD) AD/A320/9 and issues the following AD under subregulation 39.001(1) of CASR 1998 and subsection 33(3) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901. The AD requires that the action set out in the requirement section (being action that the delegate considers necessary to correct the unsafe condition) be taken in relation to the aircraft or aeronautical product mentioned in the applicability section: (a) in the circumstances mentioned in the requirement section; and (b) in accordance with the instructions set out in the requirement section; and (c) at the time mentioned in the compliance section.
Airbus Industrie A319, A320 and A321 Series Aeroplanes
AD/A320/9 Amdt 1
Fuel Probes
All A320-100 and -200 models.

Unless already accomplished, action in accordance with AOT 28/89/03 or Airbus Industrie Service Bulletin A320-28-1024 Revision 1.
Note:  DGAC Airworthiness Directive (AD) 90-017-005(B)R2 also refers.

Prior to 31 December 2013.

The effective date of this Amendment is 20 September 2013.

Amendment 1 of this AD is issued to update the DGAC AD reference.
An investigation of inconsistent and inaccurate fuel quantity indication revealed hardware contacting fuel probes at various locations. This AD requires an inspection and modification.
There are no changes to the initial requirements of the AD.

Peter Nikolic
Delegate of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority
3 September 2013