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AD/B727/206 - Forward Entry Door Hinge Cutouts

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AD/B727/206 Airworthiness Directives/Pt 105 — Aircraft as made
Forward Entry Door Hinge Cutouts
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 15
Registered 10 Jul 2007
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR07-Aug-2007
Tabled Senate07-Aug-2007



For the reasons set out in the background section, the CASA delegate whose signature appears below issues the following Airworthiness Directive (AD) under subregulation 39.001(1) of CASR 1998.  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 727 Series Aeroplanes


Forward Entry Door Hinge Cutouts




All Model 727, 727C, 727-100, -100C, -200, and -200F series aircraft.


Action in accordance with the technical requirements of FAA AD 2007-12-14 Amdt 39-15092.

Note:  Boeing Service Bulletin 727-53A0198 Revision 3, or later FAA approved revision, refers.


As specified in the Requirement document, with a revised effective date of
2 August 2007.


This Airworthiness Directive becomes effective on 2 August 2007.


The FAA received reports of skin and bear strap cracks at hinge cutouts of the forward entry door.  Unless detected and corrected, such cracks could result in rapid decompression of the aircraft.

David Villiers
Delegate of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority

19 June 2007