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ID: 2017-0206
Issue date: 2017-10-12
Effective date: 2017-10-26
Source: EASA
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Time Limits / Maintenance Checks – Damage Tolerant Airworthiness Limitations Section – ALS Part 2 – Amendment

EASA AD No.: 2017-0206


Airworthiness Directive
AD No.: 2017-0206
Issued: 12 October 2017
Note: This Airworthiness Directive (AD) is issued by EASA, acting in accordance with Regulation
(EC) 216/2008 on behalf of the European Union, its Member States and of the European third
countries that participate in the activities of EASA under Article 66 of that Regulation.

This AD is issued in accordance with Regulation (EU) 748/2012, Part 21.A.3B. In accordance with Regulation (EU) 1321/2014 Annex I, Part M.A.301, the
continuing airworthiness of an aircraft shall be ensured by accomplishing any applicable ADs. Consequently, no person may operate an aircraft to which
an AD applies, except in accordance with the requirements of that AD, unless otherwise specified by the Agency [Regulation (EU) 1321/2014 Annex I,
Part M.A.303] or agreed with the Authority of the State of Registry [Regulation (EC) 216/2008, Article 14(4) exemption].


Design Approval Holder’s Name: Type/Model designation(s):
AIRBUS A310 aeroplanes

Effective Date:
26 October 2017
TCDS Number(s): EASA.A.172
Foreign AD: Not applicable
Supersedure: This AD supersedes EASA AD 2016-0217 dated 02 November 2016.


ATA 05 – Time Limits / Maintenance Checks – Damage Tolerant Airworthiness
Limitations Section – ALS Part 2 – Amendment


Manufacturer(s):

Airbus (formerly Airbus Industrie)

Applicability:

Airbus A310 aeroplanes, all certified models, all manufacturer serial numbers.

Reason:

The airworthiness limitations for the Airbus A310 aeroplanes, which are approved by EASA, are
currently defined and published in the Airbus A310 Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS)
documents. The Damage Tolerant Airworthiness Limitation Items are specified in the A310 ALS
Part 2. These instructions have been identified as mandatory for continuing airworthiness.

Failure to accomplish these instructions could result in an unsafe condition.

EASA previously issued AD 2016-0217 to require compliance with the maintenance requirements
and associated airworthiness limitations defined in Airbus A310 ALS Part 2 Revision 01, Variation 1.1
and Variation 1.2.




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Since that AD was issued, new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and associated
airworthiness limitations were approved by the EASA. Consequently, Airbus published Revision 02
of the A310 ALS Part 2, compiling all ALS Part 2 changes approved since previous Revision 01.

For the reason described above, this AD retains the requirements of EASA AD 2016-0217, which is
superseded, and requires accomplishment of the actions specified in Airbus A310 ALS Part 2
Revision 02.

Required Action(s) and Compliance Time(s):

Required as indicated, unless accomplished previously:

Note 1: Airbus A310 ALS Part 2 Revision 02 is hereafter referred to as ‘the ALS’ in this AD.

Maintenance Tasks and associated Airworthiness Limitations:
(1) From the effective date of this AD, within the thresholds and intervals as specified in the ALS
(see Note 2 of this AD), accomplish all applicable maintenance tasks, as specified in the ALS, as
applicable to aeroplane configuration.

Note 2: The thresholds and intervals as defined in the ‘Compliance Time’ pages of the ALS include
specific compliance times for certain tasks.

Corrective Action(s):
(2) In case of finding discrepancies during accomplishment of any task as required by paragraph (1)
of this AD, before next flight, accomplish the applicable corrective action(s) in accordance with
the applicable Airbus maintenance documentation. If a detected discrepancy cannot be
corrected by using existing Airbus instructions, before next flight, contact Airbus for approved
instructions and accomplish those instructions accordingly.

Aircraft Maintenance Programme (AMP) Revision:
(3) Within 12 months after the effective date of this AD, revise the approved AMP, on the basis of
which the operator or the owner ensures the continuing airworthiness of each operated
aeroplane, by incorporating the instructions and associated airworthiness limitations described
in the ALS, as applicable to aeroplane model and depending on aeroplane configuration.

Credit:
(4) For an AMP that, on the effective date of this AD, is already updated to incorporate the
instructions and associated airworthiness limitations as specified in Airbus A310 ALS Part 2
Revision 01, that action ensures (see Note 3 of this AD) the continued accomplishment of those
tasks and limitations.

Consequently, for an aeroplane to which that AMP applies, it is acceptable to accomplish the
new and more restrictive tasks and limitations, as applicable to aeroplane model and depending
on aeroplane configuration, as defined in, and within the compliance times (see Note 2 of this
AD) as specified in, the ALS, to comply with paragraph (1) of this AD.




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For that AMP, it is acceptable to incorporate the new and more restrictive tasks and limitations,
as applicable to aeroplane model and depending on aeroplane configuration, as defined in the
ALS, into the AMP to comply with paragraph (3) of this AD.

Recording AD compliance:
(5) When the AMP of an aeroplane has been revised as required by paragraph (3) or (4) of this AD,
as applicable, that action ensures (see Note 3 of this AD) continued accomplishment of the
tasks as required by paragraphs (1) and (2) of this AD for that aeroplane. Consequently, after
revising the AMP, as required by paragraph (3) or (4) of this AD, as applicable, it is not necessary
that accomplishment of individual action is recorded for demonstration of AD compliance on a
continued basis.

Note 3: For affected A310 aeroplanes registered in Europe, complying with the approved AMP, as
specified in paragraph (3) or (4) of this AD, as applicable, is required by Commission Regulation
(EU) 1321/2014, Part M.A.301, paragraph 3.

Ref. Publications:

Airbus A310 ALS Part 2 Revision 01 dated 07 August 2015, and Revision 02 dated 28 August 2017.

The use of later approved variations or revisions of this document is acceptable for compliance with
the requirements of this AD.

Remarks:
1. If requested and appropriately substantiated, EASA can approve Alternative Methods of
Compliance for this AD.

2. This AD was posted on 31 August 2017 as PAD 17-123 for consultation until 28 September
2017. No comments were received during the consultation period.

3. Enquiries regarding this AD should be referred to the EASA Safety Information Section,
Certification Directorate. E-mail: ADs@easa.europa.eu.

4. For any question concerning the technical content of the requirements in this AD, please
contact: AIRBUS – EIAW (Airworthiness Office)
E-mail: continued.airworthiness-wb.external@airbus.com.




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