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AD/B767/145 Amdt 2 - Airworthiness Limitations

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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/B767/145 Amdt 1 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.
Boeing 767 Series Aeroplanes
AD/B767/145 Amdt 2
Airworthiness Limitations
Model 767-200, -300, -300F, and -400ER series aircraft, with line numbers 1 through 895.

Action in accordance with the technical requirements of FAA AD 2003-18-10 Amdt 39-13301.
Note:  Maintenance Planning Data (MPD) Documents D622T001 and D622T001-9 refer.
A document approved by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as an Alternative Method of Compliance (AMOC) to FAA AD 2003-18-10, Amendment 39-13301 is considered acceptable for compliance with the equivalent Requirement of this Directive.

As specified in the Requirement document, with a revised effective date of
10 September 2013.

The effective date of this amendment is 17 September 2013.

The FAA issued a Directive which was prompted by analysis of data that identified specific initial inspection thresholds and repetitive inspection intervals for certain principal structural elements to be added to the Airworthiness Limitations Instructions.  The actions specified by this Directive are intended to ensure that fatigue cracking of various principal structural elements is detected and corrected.
Amendment 2 is issued to allow FAA approved AMOC for compliance with the equivalent requirement of this Directive.
Amendment 1 is issued in response to a new FAA AD, which expands applicability and requires incorporating a new revision into the Airworthiness Limitations Section of the MPD Document.
Amendment 1 of this Airworthiness Directive became effective on 18 March 2004.

The original issue of this Airworthiness Directive became effective on 27 December 2001.

Mike Higgins
Delegate of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority
26 August 2013