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Federal Register / Vol. 73, No.

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* * * * * Discussion Aviation Programs,’’ describes in more


By order of the Board of Governors of the We issued a notice of proposed detail the scope of the Agency’s
Federal Reserve System, January 25, 2008. rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR authority.
Jennifer J. Johnson, part 39 to include an AD that would We are issuing this rulemaking under
apply to the specified products. That the authority described in ‘‘Subtitle VII,
Secretary of the Board.
NPRM was published in the Federal Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701:
[FR Doc. E8–1657 Filed 1–30–08; 8:45 am]
Register on November 14, 2007 (72 FR General requirements.’’ Under that
BILLING CODE 6210–01–P
64010) and proposed to supersede AD section, Congress charges the FAA with
83–02–02, Amendment 39–4553. That promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in
NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe air commerce by prescribing regulations
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION condition for the specified products. for practices, methods, and procedures
The MCAI states that: the Administrator finds necessary for
Federal Aviation Administration safety in air commerce. This regulation
Certain structural components must be is within the scope of that authority
replaced by new components at a certain because it addresses an unsafe condition
14 CFR Part 39
stage of the aircraft’s life to avoid any
possibility of fatigue failure.
that is likely to exist or develop on
[Docket No. FAA–2007–27192; Directorate products identified in this rulemaking
Identifier 2007–CE–008–AD; Amendment action.
Comments
39–15350; AD 2008–03–01]
We gave the public the opportunity to Regulatory Findings
RIN 2120–AA64 participate in developing this AD. We We determined that this AD will not
received no comments on the NPRM or have federalism implications under
Airworthiness Directives; Viking Air on the determination of the cost to the Executive Order 13132. This AD will
Limited Model DHC–6 Series Airplanes public. not have a substantial direct effect on
AGENCY: Federal Aviation Conclusion the States, on the relationship between
Administration (FAA), Department of the national government and the States,
We reviewed the available data and or on the distribution of power and
Transportation (DOT).
determined that air safety and the responsibilities among the various
ACTION: Final rule. public interest require adopting the AD levels of government.
as proposed. For the reasons discussed above, I
SUMMARY: We are superseding an
existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Differences Between This AD and the certify this AD:
the products listed above. This AD MCAI or Service Information (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory
results from mandatory continuing action’’ under Executive Order 12866;
We have reviewed the MCAI and (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under
airworthiness information (MCAI) related service information and, in
issued by an aviation authority of DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures
general, agree with their substance. But (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and
another country to identify and correct we might have found it necessary to use (3) Will not have a significant
an unsafe condition on an aviation different words from those in the MCAI economic impact, positive or negative,
product. The MCAI describes the unsafe to ensure the AD is clear for U.S. on a substantial number of small entities
condition as: operators and is enforceable. In making under the criteria of the Regulatory
Certain structural components must be these changes, we do not intend to differ Flexibility Act.
replaced by new components at a certain substantively from the information We prepared a regulatory evaluation
stage of the aircraft’s life to avoid any provided in the MCAI and related of the estimated costs to comply with
possibility of fatigue failure.
service information. this AD and placed it in the AD Docket.
We are issuing this AD to require We might also have required different
actions to correct the unsafe condition actions in this AD from those in the Examining the AD Docket
on these products. MCAI in order to follow FAA policies. You may examine the AD docket on
DATES: This AD becomes effective Any such differences are highlighted in the Internet at http://
March 6, 2008. a NOTE within the AD. www.regulations.gov; or in person at the
As of March 6, 2008, the Director of Docket Management Facility between 9
Costs of Compliance a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through
the Federal Register approved the
incorporation by reference of certain We estimate that this AD will affect Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD
publications listed in this AD. 166 products of U.S. registry. We also docket contains the NPRM, the
estimate that it will take about 30 work- regulatory evaluation, any comments
ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD
hours per product to comply with basic received, and other information. The
docket on the Internet at http://
requirements of this AD. The average street address for the Docket Office
www.regulations.gov or in person at the
labor rate is $80 per work-hour. (telephone (800) 647–5527) is in the
Docket Management Facility, U.S.
Required parts will cost about $988 per ADDRESSES section. Comments will be
Department of Transportation, Docket
product. Based on these figures, we available in the AD docket shortly after
Operations, M–30, West Building
estimate the cost of this AD to the U.S. receipt.
Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200
operators to be $562,408 or $3,388 per
New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39
product.
DC 20590. Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Authority for This Rulemaking safety, Incorporation by reference,
George Duckett, Aerospace Engineer,
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Title 49 of the United States Code Safety.


1600 Stewart Avenue, suite 410, specifies the FAA’s authority to issue
Westbury, New York 11590; telephone: Adoption of the Amendment
rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I,
(516) 228–7325; fax: (516) 794–5531. section 106, describes the authority of ■ Accordingly, under the authority
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: the FAA Administrator. ‘‘Subtitle VII: delegated to me by the Administrator,

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the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as Havilland) DHC–6 ‘‘Twin Otter’’ PSM 1–6– (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement
follows: 11, Revision 5, dated January 11, 2000; or in this AD to obtain corrective actions from
PSM 1–6–11, Revision 6, dated March 28, a manufacturer or other source, use these
PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS 2007; do the repeat high frequency eddy actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective
DIRECTIVES current inspection in accordance with the actions are considered FAA-approved if they
schedule in PSM 1–6–11, Revision 6, dated are approved by the State of Design Authority
■ 1. The authority citation for part 39 March 28, 2007.
(or their delegated agent). You are required
continues to read as follows: (ii) If the last inspection done of the main
to assure the product is airworthy before it
wing spar attachment lug fastener holes,
Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. is returned to service.
before March 6, 2008 (the effective date of
this AD), was an ultrasonic inspection (3) Reporting Requirements: For any
§ 39.13 [Amended]
following Bombardier Service Bulletin 6/525, reporting requirement in this AD, under the
■ 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by dated September 6, 1996, do the first high provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act
removing Amendment 39–4553 (AD 83– frequency eddy current inspection within (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.), the Office of
02–02, February 4, 1983) and adding the 1,000 hours time-in-service (TIS) or 2000 Management and Budget (OMB) has
following new AD: cycles, whichever occurs first, after the last approved the information collection
ultrasonic inspection. Repetitively inspect requirements and has assigned OMB Control
2008–03–01 Viking Air Limited:
Amendment 39–15350; Docket No. thereafter in accordance with the schedule in Number 2120–0056.
FAA–2007–27192; Directorate Identifier PSM 1–6–11, dated March 28, 2007.
Note 1: Operators that do not have landing Related Information
2007–CE–008–AD.
(or cycle) records may determine the number (i) Refer to MCAI Transport Canada AD No.
Effective Date of landings (or cycles) by dividing the CF–2000–14, dated May 25, 2000; and Viking
(a) This airworthiness directive (AD) number of hours of time-in-service of each Air Limited Structural Components Service
becomes effective March 6, 2008. airplane by the time of the average flight for Life Limits Manual PSM 1–6–11, Revision 6,
the aircraft of that type in the operator’s fleet.
Affected ADs dated March 28, 2007, for related
(2) Post Mod 6/1117 and Post Mod 6/1630 information.
(b) This AD supersedes AD 83–02–02, Wing Assemblies: If the inspection threshold
Amendment 39–4553. for the lower wing skin, stringers, and aft Material Incorporated by Reference
Applicability spar lower flange WS122 to WS263 (ribs 8 to
(j) You must use PSM 1–6–11, Revision 6,
20) has been exceeded or will be exceeded
(c) This AD applies to Models DHC–6–1, dated March 28, 2007 to do the actions
within 6 months after March 6, 2008 (the
DHC–6–100, DHC–6–200, and DHC–6–300 required by this AD, unless the AD specifies
effective date of this AD), do the first high
airplanes, all serial numbers, certificated in otherwise.
frequency eddy current inspection within the
any category. (1) The Director of the Federal Register
next 500 hours TIS after March 6, 2008 (the
Subject effective date of this AD), or within the next approved the incorporation by reference of
(d) Air Transport Association of America 6 months after March 6, 2008 (the effective this service information under 5 U.S.C.
(ATA) Code 51: Structures. date of this AD), whichever occurs first, 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
following PSM 1–6–11, Revision 6, dated (2) For service information identified in
Reason March 28, 2007. this AD, contact Bombardier Inc., Bombardier
(e) The mandatory continuing (g) You may take ‘‘unless already done’’ Regional Aircraft Division, Garratt Boulevard,
airworthiness information (MCAI) refers to credit if the above actions were done Downsview, Ontario, Canada M3K 1Y5;
the Product Support Manual (PSM) 1–6–11, following the procedures described in
telephone: (416) 633–7310.
Revision 5, dated January 11, 2000, which Bombardier Inc. (formerly de Havilland)
DHC–6 ‘‘Twin Otter’’ PSM 1–6–11, Revision (3) You may review copies at the FAA,
states:
5, dated January 11, 2000. Central Region, Office of the Regional
Certain structural components must be Counsel, 901 Locust, Room 506, Kansas City,
replaced by new components at a certain FAA AD Differences Missouri 64106; or at the National Archives
stage of the aircraft’s life to avoid any
possibility of fatigue failure. Note 2: This AD differs from the MCAI and Records Administration (NARA). For
and/or service information as follows: The information on the availability of this
The MCAI requires you to inspect, modify,
MCAI references PSM 1–6–11, Revision 5, material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go
and/or retire affected structural components
dated January 11, 2000. PSM 1–6–11, to: http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/
to maintain the structural integrity of DHC–
6 airplanes. Revision 6, dated March 28, 2007, has since code_of_federal_regulations/
been issued and is referenced for compliance ibr_locations.html.
Actions and Compliance in this AD.
Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on January
(f) Unless already done, within 30 days
Other FAA AD Provisions 18, 2008.
after March 6, 2008 (the effective date of this
AD), for all aircraft, incorporate the (h) The following provisions also apply to Kim Smith,
inspections, modifications, and/or retirement this AD: Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft
of components specified in Bombardier (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance
Certification Service.
Inc.(formerly de Havilland) DHC–6 ‘‘Twin (AMOCs): The Manager, New York Aircraft
Otter’’ PSM 1–6–11, Revision 6, dated March Certification Office, FAA, has the authority to [FR Doc. E8–1461 Filed 1–30–08; 8:45 am]
28, 2007, into the aircraft maintenance approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested BILLING CODE 4910–13–P
program. The compliance times are specified using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19.
in the manual. For aircraft that are Send information to ATTN: George Duckett,
approaching or have exceeded the threshold Aerospace Engineer, Airframe and
of the new or revised inspections introduced Propulsion Branch, FAA, New York
by this AD, compliance with the threshold Certification Office, 1600 Stewart Avenue,
inspection may be modified as detailed suite 410, Westbury, New York 11590;
below: telephone: (516) 228–7325; fax: (516) 794–
(1) Pre Mod 6/1117 Wing Assemblies: 5531. Before using any approved AMOC on
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(i) If the last inspection done of the main any airplane to which the AMOC applies,
wing spar attachment lug fastener holes, notify your appropriate principal inspector
before March 6, 2008 (the effective date of (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District
this AD), was an eddy current inspection Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local
following Bombardier Inc. (formerly de FSDO.

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