Anda di halaman 1dari 3

54939

Proposed Rules Federal Register


Vol. 71, No. 182

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER instructions for sending your comments published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR
contains notices to the public of the proposed electronically. 19477–78), or you may visit http://
issuance of rules and regulations. The • Government-wide rulemaking Web dms.dot.gov.
purpose of these notices is to give interested site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov
persons an opportunity to participate in the Examining the Docket
and follow the instructions for sending
rule making prior to the adoption of the final You may examine the AD docket on
rules.
your comments electronically.
• Mail: Docket Management Facility, the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov, or in
U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 person at the Docket Management
Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Facility office between 9 a.m. and 5
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590. p.m., Monday through Friday, except
Federal Aviation Administration • Fax: (202) 493–2251. Federal holidays. The Docket
• Hand Delivery: Room PL–401 on Management Facility office (telephone
14 CFR Part 39 the plaza level of the Nassif Building, (800) 647–5227) is located on the plaza
400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, level of the Nassif Building at the DOT
[Docket No. FAA–2006–25851; Directorate DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday street address stated in the ADDRESSES
Identifier 2006–NM–133–AD] through Friday, except Federal holidays. section. Comments will be available in
Contact British Aerospace Regional the AD docket shortly after the Docket
RIN 2120–AA64 Management System receives them.
Aircraft American Support, 13850
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Mclearen Road, Herndon, Virginia Discussion
Systems (Operations) Limited Model 20171, for service information identified
in this proposed AD. The European Aviation Safety Agency
BAe 146 and Avro 146–RJ Airplanes (EASA) notified us that an unsafe
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
AGENCY: Federal Aviation condition may exist on all BAE Systems
Todd Thompson, Aerospace Engineer, (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146
Administration (FAA), Department of International Branch, ANM–116, FAA,
Transportation (DOT). and Avro 146–RJ airplanes. The EASA
Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 advises that a lift spoiler deployed in
ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington flight, due to detachment of the eye-end
(NPRM). 98057–3356; telephone (425) 227–1175; assembly of the lift spoiler actuator/jack
fax (425) 227–1149. (referred to after this as the ‘‘lift spoiler
SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to adopt a
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jack’’). Investigation revealed corrosion
new airworthiness directive (AD) for all
BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Comments Invited at the thread where the eye-end
Model BAe 146 and Avro 146–RJ assembly was screwed into the piston of
We invite you to submit any relevant the lift spoiler jack. This condition, if
airplanes. This proposed AD would written data, views, or arguments
require determining the part number of not corrected, could result in
regarding this proposed AD. Send your uncommanded deployment of a lift
the lift spoiler actuators/jacks (referred comments to an address listed in the
to after this as ‘‘lift spoiler jacks’’). For spoiler in flight, and consequent
ADDRESSES section. Include the docket reduced controllability of the airplane.
affected lift spoiler jacks, this proposed number ‘‘FAA–2006–25851; Directorate
AD would require determining the date Identifier 2006–NM–133–AD’’ at the Relevant Service Information
of manufacture of the lift spoiler jacks, beginning of your comments. We BAE Systems (Operations) Limited
repetitively inspecting the eye-end specifically invite comments on the has issued Inspection Service Bulletin
assembly of the lift spoiler jacks to overall regulatory, economic, SB27–176, Revision 2, dated October 5,
detect discrepancies of the assembly or environmental, and energy aspects of 2004. The service bulletin describes
associated parts, and performing the proposed AD. We will consider all procedures for determining the serial
corrective actions if necessary. This comments received by the closing date number and date of manufacture of the
proposed AD results from a report that and may amend the proposed AD in lift spoiler jacks, and repetitively
a lift spoiler deployed in flight due to light of those comments. inspecting for discrepancies of the eye-
corrosion at the thread where the eye- We will post all comments we end assembly of certain lift spoiler
end assembly was screwed into the receive, without change, to http:// jacks, associated hardware (lock nut,
piston of the lift spoiler jack. We are dms.dot.gov, including any personal locking device, and lock washer), and
proposing this AD to prevent information you provide. We will also the thread of the piston where the eye-
detachment of the eye-end assembly of post a report summarizing each end assembly attaches. Discrepancies
a lift spoiler jack, which could result in substantive verbal contact with FAA include but are not limited to evidence
uncommanded deployment of a lift personnel concerning this proposed AD. of corrosion or damaged or fretted
spoiler in flight, and consequent Using the search function of that Web threads. If there is no discrepancy or
reduced controllability of the airplane. site, anyone can find and read the only light corrosion, as defined in the
DATES: We must receive comments on comments in any of our dockets, service bulletin, the service bulletin
this proposed AD by October 20, 2006.
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with PROPOSAL

including the name of the individual specifies repeating the inspection at a


ADDRESSES: Use one of the following who sent the comment (or signed the reduced inspection interval. If there is
addresses to submit comments on this comment on behalf of an association, any severe corrosion, or damaged or
proposed AD. business, labor union, etc.). You may fretted thread, the service bulletin
• DOT Docket Web site: Go to review the DOT’s complete Privacy Act specifies replacing the eye-end assembly
http://dms.dot.gov and follow the Statement in the Federal Register or affected hardware with a new or

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:27 Sep 19, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\20SEP1.SGM 20SEP1
54940 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 182 / Wednesday, September 20, 2006 / Proposed Rules

serviceable part. If any discrepancy of inspection cycle, at an average labor rate the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part
the threads of the piston is found, the of $80 per work hour. Based on these 39 as follows:
service bulletin specifies returning the figures, the estimated cost of the
piston to the manufacturer for repair. proposed AD for U.S. operators is PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS
Accomplishing the actions specified $16,960, or $320 per airplane, per DIRECTIVES
in the service information is intended to inspection cycle. 1. The authority citation for part 39
adequately address the unsafe
Authority for This Rulemaking continues to read as follows:
condition. The EASA mandated the
service information and issued Title 49 of the United States Code Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701.
airworthiness directive 2006–0139, specifies the FAA’s authority to issue § 39.13 [Amended]
dated May 23, 2006, to ensure the rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I,
continued airworthiness of these Section 106, describes the authority of 2. The Federal Aviation
airplanes in the European Union. the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Administration (FAA) amends § 39.13
Aviation Programs, describes in more by adding the following new
FAA’s Determination and Requirements detail the scope of the Agency’s airworthiness directive (AD):
of the Proposed AD authority. BAE Systems (Operations) Limited
These airplane models are We are issuing this rulemaking under (Formerly British Aerospace Regional
manufactured in the United Kingdom the authority described in Subtitle VII, Aircraft): Docket No. FAA–2006–25851;
and are type certificated for operation in Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701, Directorate Identifier 2006–NM–133–AD.
the United States under the provisions ‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that Comments Due Date
of section 21.29 of the Federal Aviation section, Congress charges the FAA with (a) The FAA must receive comments on
Regulations (14 CFR 21.29) and the promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in this AD action by October 20, 2006.
applicable bilateral airworthiness air commerce by prescribing regulations
agreement. As described in FAA Order Affected ADs
for practices, methods, and procedures
8100.14A, ‘‘Interim Procedures for the Administrator finds necessary for (b) None.
Working with the European Community safety in air commerce. This regulation Applicability
on Airworthiness Certification and is within the scope of that authority (c) This AD applies to all BAE Systems
Continued Airworthiness,’’ dated because it addresses an unsafe condition (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146–100A,
August 12, 2005, the EASA has kept the that is likely to exist or develop on –200A, and –300A series airplanes; and
FAA informed of the situation described products identified in this rulemaking Model Avro 146–RJ70A, 146–RJ85A, and
above. We have examined the EASA’s action. 146–RJ100A airplanes; certificated in any
findings, evaluated all pertinent category.
information, and determined that we Regulatory Findings
Unsafe Condition
need to issue an AD for products of this We have determined that this
proposed AD would not have federalism (d) This AD results from a report that a lift
type design that are certificated for
spoiler deployed in flight due to corrosion at
operation in the United States. implications under Executive Order the thread where the eye-end assembly was
Therefore, we are proposing this AD, 13132. This proposed AD would not screwed into the piston of the lift spoiler
which would require determining the have a substantial direct effect on the actuator/jack (referred to after this as the ‘‘lift
part number (P/N) of all six lift spoiler States, on the relationship between the spoiler jack’’). We are issuing this AD to
jacks, and, for affected lift spoiler jacks, national Government and the States, or prevent detachment of the eye-end assembly
accomplishing the actions specified in on the distribution of power and of a lift spoiler jack, which could result in
the service information described responsibilities among the various uncommanded deployment of a lift spoiler in
previously, except as discussed under levels of government. flight, and consequent reduced
‘‘Differences Between the Proposed AD For the reasons discussed above, I controllability of the airplane.
and Service Information.’’ certify that the proposed regulation: Compliance
1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory (e) You are responsible for having the
Differences Between the Proposed AD
action’’ under Executive Order 12866; actions required by this AD performed within
and Service Information 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the the compliance times specified, unless the
If any discrepancy of the threads of DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures actions have already been done.
the piston is found, the service bulletin (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and Service Bulletin Reference
specifies returning the piston to the 3. Will not have a significant
manufacturer for repair. This proposed economic impact, positive or negative, (f) The term ‘‘service bulletin,’’ as used in
AD would not require this action. this AD, means the Accomplishment
on a substantial number of small entities
Instructions of BAE Systems (Operations)
Instead, this proposed AD would under the criteria of the Regulatory Limited Inspection Service Bulletin SB27–
require replacing the piston with a new Flexibility Act. 176, Revision 2, dated October 5, 2004.
or serviceable piston. We prepared a regulatory evaluation Although the service bulletin specifies to
The service bulletin does not specify of the estimated costs to comply with submit information to the manufacturer, this
the type of inspection necessary to find this proposed AD and placed it in the AD does not include that requirement.
discrepancies of the eye-end assembly AD docket. See the ADDRESSES section Inspections and corrective actions
of the lift spoiler jacks. We have for a location to examine the regulatory accomplished before the effective date of this
determined that a detailed inspection is evaluation. AD in accordance with BAE Systems
needed. Note 1 of this proposed AD (Operations) Limited Inspection Service
defines this type of inspection. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Bulletin SB27–176, dated October 1, 2003; or
Revision 1, dated January 13, 2004; are
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with PROPOSAL

Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation


Costs of Compliance acceptable for compliance with the
safety, Safety. corresponding actions required by this AD.
This proposed AD would affect about
53 airplanes of U.S. registry. The The Proposed Amendment Determination of Part Number (P/N)
proposed inspections would take about Accordingly, under the authority (g) Within 30 days after the effective date
4 work hours per airplane, per delegated to me by the Administrator, of this AD: Determine the P/N of all six lift

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:27 Sep 19, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\20SEP1.SGM 20SEP1
Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 182 / Wednesday, September 20, 2006 / Proposed Rules 54941

spoiler jacks. A review of airplane inspection, repeat the inspection and do Notice of proposed rulemaking
ACTION:
maintenance records is an acceptable method corrective actions, as applicable, in (NPRM).
of determining the P/N if the P/N can be accordance with paragraph (i) of this AD.
conclusively determined from that review. (3) If severe corrosion, as defined in the SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to adopt a
(1) If no lift spoiler jack having P/N P308– service bulletin, or any damaged or fretted new airworthiness directive (AD) for all
45–0002 or P308–45–0102 is installed: No thread, is found: Before further flight, replace McDonnell Douglas Model MD–11 and
further action is required by this paragraph. the eye-end assembly of the lift spoiler jack,
(2) For any lift spoiler jack having P/N
–11F airplanes. This proposed AD
associated hardware, and piston, as
P308–45–0002 or P308–45–0102: Before applicable, with new or serviceable parts, as
would require revising the maintenance
further flight, inspect the lift spoiler jack to applicable, in accordance with the service inspection program that provides for
determine its serial number (S/N) and date of bulletin. Then, repeat the inspection required inspection of principal structural
manufacture. A review of airplane by paragraph (h) of this AD within 48 elements (PSEs) and replacement of
maintenance records is acceptable in lieu of months, and, based on the findings during safe-life parts, to incorporate a new
this inspection if the S/N and date of that repeat inspection, repeat the inspection revision to the MD–11 Airworthiness
manufacture can be conclusively determined and do corrective actions, as applicable, in Limitations Instructions. The revision
from that review. accordance with paragraph (i) of this AD. would reduce inspection intervals for
Inspection of Lift Spoiler Jack Where the service bulletin specifies to return fatigue cracking of certain PSEs, and
certain damaged parts to the parts
(h) For any lift spoiler jack having P/N manufacturer, this AD does not require that
expand the inspection area for a certain
P308–45–0002 or P308–45–0102: At the action. other PSE. This proposed AD results
applicable compliance time specified in from a revised damage tolerance
paragraph (h)(1) or (h)(2) of this AD, perform Parts Installation analysis. We are proposing this AD to
a detailed inspection for discrepancies of the (j) As of the effective date of this AD, no detect and correct fatigue cracking of
eye-end assembly of the lift spoiler jack, person may install a lift spoiler jack having certain PSEs, which could adversely
associated hardware, and the thread of the P/N P308–45–0002 or P308–45–0102 unless
piston where the eye-end assembly attaches, affect the structural integrity of the
it has been inspected as required by this AD airplane.
in accordance with the service bulletin. and found to be free of severe corrosion or
Discrepancies include but are not limited to other discrepancy. DATES: We must receive comments on
evidence of corrosion or damaged or fretted this proposed AD by November 6, 2006.
threads. Alternative Methods of Compliance
(1) For lift spoiler jacks identified in (AMOCs) ADDRESSES: Use one of the following
paragraphs (h)(1)(i) and (h)(1)(ii) of this AD: (k)(1) The Manager, International Branch, addresses to submit comments on this
Within 30 days after the effective date of this ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, proposed AD.
AD. FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs • DOT Docket Web site: Go to
(i) Any lift spoiler jack having a S/N for this AD, if requested in accordance with http://dms.dot.gov and follow the
prefixed with ‘‘DAWX’’ or ‘‘CSW’’ (regardless the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. instructions for sending your comments
of the date of manufacture). (2) Before using any AMOC approved in electronically.
(ii) Any lift spoiler jack having P/N P308– accordance with § 39.19 on any airplane to • Government-wide rulemaking Web
45–0002 or P308–45–0102, with a date of which the AMOC applies, notify the
manufacture on or before December 31, 1999. site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov
appropriate principal inspector in the FAA and follow the instructions for sending
(2) For lift spoiler jacks with a date of Flight Standards Certificate Holding District
manufacture on or after January 1, 2000, your comments electronically.
Office.
except those with S/Ns prefixed with • Mail: Docket Management Facility,
‘‘DAWX’’ or ‘‘CSW’’: Within 5 months after Related Information U.S. Department of Transportation, 400
the effective date of this AD. (l) The European Aviation Safety Agency’s Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building,
Note 1: For the purposes of this AD, a airworthiness directive 2006–0139, dated Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590.
detailed inspection is: ‘‘An intensive May 23, 2006, also addresses the subject of • Fax: (202) 493–2251.
examination of a specific item, installation, this AD. • Hand Delivery: Room PL–401 on
or assembly to detect damage, failure, or Issued in Renton, Washington, on the plaza level of the Nassif Building,
irregularity. Available lighting is normally September 12, 2006. 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington,
supplemented with a direct source of good DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday
lighting at an intensity deemed appropriate. Kevin M. Mullin,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane through Friday, except Federal holidays.
Inspection aids such as mirror, magnifying
lenses, etc., may be necessary. Surface Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. Contact Boeing Commercial Aircraft
cleaning and elaborate procedures may be [FR Doc. E6–15592 Filed 9–19–06; 8:45 am] Group, Long Beach Division, 3855
required.’’ BILLING CODE 4910–13–P
Lakewood Boulevard, Long Beach,
California 90846, Attention: Data and
Repetitive Inspections/Corrective Action Service Management, Dept. C1–L5A
(i) Repeat the inspection required by DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (D800–0024), for the service information
paragraph (h) of this AD and do corrective identified in this proposed AD.
actions based on the inspection findings, in Federal Aviation Administration FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
accordance with paragraph (i)(1), (i)(2), or
(i)(3) of this AD, as applicable. Maureen Moreland, Aerospace
(1) If no discrepancy of the eye-end 14 CFR Part 39 Engineer, Airframe Branch, ANM–120L,
assembly of the lift spoiler jack is found: [Docket No. FAA–2006–25850; Directorate FAA, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification
Repeat the inspection required by paragraph Identifier 2006–NM–128–AD] Office, 3960 Paramount Boulevard,
(h) of this AD within 48 months, and, based Lakewood, California 90712–4137;
on the findings during that repeat inspection, RIN 2120–AA64 telephone (562) 627–5238; fax (562)
repeat the inspection and do corrective 627–5210.
actions, as applicable, in accordance with Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with PROPOSAL

paragraph (i) of this AD. Douglas Model MD–11 and –11F SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
(2) If light corrosion, as defined in the Airplanes Comments Invited
service bulletin, but no other discrepancy, is
found: Repeat the inspection required by AGENCY: Federal Aviation We invite you to submit any relevant
paragraph (h) of this AD within 24 months, Administration (FAA), Department of written data, views, or arguments
and, based on the findings during that repeat Transportation (DOT). regarding this proposed AD. Send your

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:27 Sep 19, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\20SEP1.SGM 20SEP1