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MCAI specifies doing repetitive inspections the availability of this material at NARA, call Examining the AD Docket
until the airplane enters the life extension (202) 741–6030, or go to: http://
program (LEP). This program is not defined www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr- You may examine the AD docket on
by the FAA. Operators of airplanes that enter locations.html. the Internet at http://
the LEP may request an alternative method www.regulations.gov; or in person at the
Issued in Renton, Washington, on February
of compliance (AMOC) for the repetitive
28, 2008. Docket Management Facility between 9
inspections in accordance with the a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through
procedures specified in paragraph (g) of this Ali Bahrami,
Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD
AD. Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate,
docket contains this AD, the regulatory
Aircraft Certification Service.
Other FAA AD Provisions evaluation, any comments received, and
[FR Doc. E8–4673 Filed 3–11–08; 8:45 am]
(g) The following provisions also apply to
other information. The address for the
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this AD: Docket Office (telephone 800–647–5527)
(1) AMOCs: The Manager, ANM–116, is the Document Management Facility,
Transport Airplane Directorate, International U.S. Department of Transportation,
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve Docket Operations, M–30, West
AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the Federal Aviation Administration Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140,
procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Send 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.,
information to ATTN: Todd Thompson, Washington, DC 20590.
Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, 14 CFR Part 39
ANM–116, FAA, Transport Airplane FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, [Docket No. FAA–2007–0228; Directorate Nancy Marsh, Aerospace Engineer,
Washington 98057–3356; telephone (425) Identifier 2007–NM–107–AD; Amendment Airframe Branch, ANM–120S, FAA,
227–1175; fax (425) 227–1149. Before using 39–15421; AD 2008–06–09] Seattle Aircraft Certification Office,
any approved AMOC on any airplane to 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton,
which the AMOC applies, notify your Washington 98057–3356; telephone
appropriate principal inspector (PI) in the RIN 2120–AA64
(425) 917–6440; fax (425) 917–6590.
FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO),
or lacking a PI, your local FSDO. Airworthiness Directives; Boeing SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
(2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement Model 737–200 Series Airplanes
Discussion
in this AD to obtain corrective actions from
a manufacturer or other source, use these AGENCY: Federal Aviation We issued a notice of proposed
actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective Administration (FAA), DOT. rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR
actions are considered FAA-approved if they ACTION: Final rule. part 39 to include an airworthiness
are approved by the State of Design Authority directive (AD) that would apply to
(or their delegated agent). You are required SUMMARY: We are adopting a new certain Boeing Model 737–200 series
to assure the product is airworthy before it airworthiness directive (AD) for certain airplanes. That NPRM was published in
is returned to service.
Boeing Model 737–200 series airplanes. the Federal Register on November 26,
(3) Reporting Requirements: For any
reporting requirement in this AD, under the This AD requires repetitive inspections 2007 (72 FR 65909). That NPRM
provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, to detect cracking of the support fittings proposed to require repetitive
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of the Krueger flap actuators, and inspections to detect cracking of the
has approved the information collection corrective actions if necessary. This AD support fittings of the Krueger flap
requirements and has assigned OMB Control also requires eventual replacement of actuators, and corrective actions if
Number 2120–0056. any existing aluminum support fitting necessary. The NPRM also proposed to
Related Information on each wing with a steel fitting, and require eventual replacement of any
modification of the aft attachment of the existing aluminum support fitting on
(h) Refer to MCAI European Aviation
Safety Agency (EASA) Airworthiness actuator. Doing these actions terminates each wing with a steel fitting, and
Directive 2006–0215, dated July 14, 2006, the repetitive inspection requirements. modification of the aft attachment of the
and BAe Systems (Operations) Limited This AD results from reports of cracking actuator. Doing these actions terminates
Inspection Service Bulletin ISB.53–173, due to fatigue and stress corrosion of the the repetitive inspection requirements.
Revision 2, dated March 28, 2006, for related support fittings of the Krueger flap
information. Comments
actuator. We are issuing this AD to
Material Incorporated by Reference prevent cracking of the support fittings, We gave the public the opportunity to
which could result in fracturing of the participate in developing this AD. We
(i) You must use BAe Systems (Operations)
Limited Inspection Service Bulletin ISB.53– actuator attach lugs, separation of the considered the one comment received.
173, Revision 2, dated March 28, 2006, to do actuator from the support fitting, Boeing supports the NPRM.
the actions required by this AD, unless the severing of the hydraulic lines, resultant
Conclusion
AD specifies otherwise. loss of hydraulic fluids, and consequent
(1) The Director of the Federal Register reduced controllability of the airplane. We reviewed the relevant data,
approved the incorporation by reference of considered the comment received, and
DATES: This AD is effective April 16,
this service information under 5 U.S.C. determined that air safety and the
552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. 2008.
public interest require adopting the AD
(2) For service information identified in The Director of the Federal Register as proposed.
this AD, contact British Aerospace Regional approved the incorporation by reference
Aircraft American Support, 13850 McLearen of a certain publication listed in this AD Costs of Compliance
Road, Herndon, Virginia 20171. as of April 16, 2008.
(3) You may review copies at the FAA,
There are about 13 airplanes of the
Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind ADDRESSES: For service information affected design in the worldwide fleet.
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Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington; or at the identified in this AD, contact Boeing The following table provides the
National Archives and Records Commercial Airplanes, P.O. Box 3707, estimated costs for U.S. operators to
Administration (NARA). For information on Seattle, Washington 98124–2207. comply with this AD.

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ESTIMATED COSTS
Number of
Average labor
Action Work hours Parts Cost per airplane U.S.-registered Fleet cost
rate per hour airplanes

Inspection ..................... 5 $80 $0 $400, per inspection 3 $1,200, per inspection


cycle. cycle.
Replacement ................ 88 80 29,642 $36,682 ....................... 3 $110,046.

Authority for This Rulemaking Adoption of the Amendment exceed 3,000 flight hours until the
terminating action required by paragraph (g)
Title 49 of the United States Code ■ Accordingly, under the authority of this AD is accomplished.
specifies the FAA’s authority to issue delegated to me by the Administrator, (2) If any cracking is detected, before
rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as further flight, do the replacement and
section 106, describes the authority of follows: modification specified in paragraph (g) of
the FAA Administrator. ‘‘Subtitle VII: this AD.
Aviation Programs,’’ describes in more PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS
Terminating Action
detail the scope of the Agency’s DIRECTIVES
(g) Within 60 months after the effective
authority. ■ 1. The authority citation for part 39 date of this AD: Replace any existing Krueger
We are issuing this rulemaking under continues to read as follows: flap actuator aluminum support fitting on
the authority described in ‘‘Subtitle VII, Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. each wing with a steel fitting, and modify the
Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: actuator aft attachment, in accordance with
General requirements.’’ Under that § 39.13 [Amended] the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing
Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–57–
section, Congress charges the FAA with ■ 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding 1129, Revision 3, dated March 19, 2007.
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in the following new AD: Doing this replacement and modification
air commerce by prescribing regulations 2008–06–09 Boeing: Amendment 39–15421. terminates the repetitive inspection
for practices, methods, and procedures Docket No. FAA–2007–0228; Directorate requirements of paragraph (f) of this AD.
the Administrator finds necessary for Identifier 2007–NM–107–AD.
Parts Replacement
safety in air commerce. This regulation
Effective Date (h) As of the effective date of this AD, no
is within the scope of that authority
because it addresses an unsafe condition (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) is person may install on any airplane any
effective April 16, 2008. aluminum support fitting (actuator support
that is likely to exist or develop on
assembly) identified in the ‘‘Existing Part
products identified in this rulemaking Affected ADs
Number’’ column of paragraph 2.C. of Boeing
action. (b) None. Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–57–
Regulatory Findings Applicability 1129, Revision 3, dated March 19, 2007.
(c) This AD applies to Boeing Model 737– Actions Accomplished in Accordance With
This AD will not have federalism Previous Revisions of Service Bulletin
200 series airplanes, line numbers 814
implications under Executive Order through 826 inclusive, certificated in any (i) Actions done before the effective date of
13132. This AD will not have a category. this AD in accordance with the service
substantial direct effect on the States, on bulletins listed in Table 1 of this AD, are
the relationship between the national Unsafe Condition
acceptable for compliance with the
government and the States, or on the (d) This AD results from reports of cracking
corresponding requirements of this AD.
distribution of power and due to fatigue and stress corrosion of the
support fittings of the Krueger flap actuator.
responsibilities among the various TABLE 1.—PREVIOUS REVISIONS OF
We are issuing this AD to prevent cracking
levels of government. of the support fittings, which could result in SERVICE BULLETINS
For the reasons discussed above, I fracturing of the actuator attach lugs,
certify that this AD: separation of the actuator from the support Boeing serv- Revision Date
fitting, severing of the hydraulic lines, ice bulletin level
(1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory resultant loss of hydraulic fluids, and
action’’ under Executive Order 12866, consequent reduced controllability of the 737–57– 1 Oct. 30, 1981.
(2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under airplane. 1129.
DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures 737–57– 2 May 28, 1998.
Compliance 1129.
(44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979), and (e) You are responsible for having the
(3) Will not have a significant actions required by this AD performed within Alternative Methods of Compliance
economic impact, positive or negative, the compliance times specified, unless the (AMOCs)
on a substantial number of small entities actions have already been done.
(j)(1) The Manager, Seattle Aircraft
under the criteria of the Regulatory Repetitive Inspections Certification Office (ACO), FAA, has the
Flexibility Act. (f) Within 12 months after the effective authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if
You can find our regulatory date of this AD, do a high frequency eddy requested in accordance with the procedures
evaluation and the estimated costs of current (HFEC) inspection to detect cracking found in 14 CFR 39.19.
compliance in the AD Docket. of the support fittings of the Krueger flap (2) To request a different method of
actuator on each wing, in accordance with compliance or a different compliance time
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List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing for this AD, follow the procedures in 14 CFR
Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–57– 39.19. Before using any approved AMOC on
Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation 1129, Revision 3, dated March 19, 2007. any airplane to which the AMOC applies,
safety, Incorporation by Reference, (1) If no cracking is detected, repeat the notify your appropriate principal inspector
Safety. inspection thereafter at intervals not to (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District

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Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local inspections for discrepancies and loose 46576). That supplemental NPRM
FSDO. ball bearings; repetitive lubrication of proposed to require the following
(3) An AMOC that provides an acceptable the ballnut and ballscrew; repetitive actions for the drive mechanism of the
level of safety may be used for any repair measurements of the freeplay between horizontal stabilizer: Repetitive detailed
required by this AD, if it is approved by an
Authorized Representative for the Boeing
the ballnut and the ballscrew; and inspections for discrepancies and loose
Commercial Airplanes Delegation Option corrective action if necessary. This AD ball bearings; repetitive lubrication of
Authorization Organization who has been also requires initial and repetitive the ballnut and ballscrew; repetitive
authorized by the Manager, Seattle ACO, to inspections of the ballscrew-to-ballnut measurements of the freeplay between
make those findings. For a repair method to freeplay for certain airplanes. This AD the ballnut and the ballscrew; and
be approved, the repair must meet the results from a report of extensive corrective action if necessary. That
certification basis of the airplane, and the corrosion of a ballscrew in the drive supplemental NPRM also proposed to
approval must specifically refer to this AD. mechanism of the horizontal stabilizer require initial and repetitive inspections
Material Incorporated by Reference on a similar airplane model. We are of the ballscrew-to-ballnut freeplay for
(k) You must use Boeing Special Attention issuing this AD to prevent an certain airplanes.
Service Bulletin 737–57–1129, Revision 3, undetected failure of the primary load
Comments
dated March 19, 2007, to do the actions path for the ballscrew in the drive
required by this AD, unless the AD specifies mechanism of the horizontal stabilizer We provided the public the
otherwise. and subsequent wear and failure of the opportunity to participate in the
(1) The Director of the Federal Register secondary load path, which could lead development of this AD. We have
approved the incorporation by reference of to loss of control of the horizontal considered the comments received.
this service information under 5 U.S.C. stabilizer and consequent loss of control
552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. Supportive Comment
(2) For service information identified in
of the airplane.
DATES: This AD becomes effective April
Boeing concurs with the content of
this AD, contact Boeing Commercial the supplemental NPRM.
Airplanes, P.O. Box 3707, Seattle, 16, 2008.
Washington 98124–2207. The Director of the Federal Register Request To Allow the Use of New Tool
(3) You may review copies of the service approved the incorporation by reference Kits
information incorporated by reference at the of certain publications listed in the AD
FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Japan Airlines (JAL) asks that we
as of April 16, 2008.
Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington; or at allow use of new tool kits A55001–42
ADDRESSES: For service information (the horizontal stabilizer lock
the National Archives and Records
Administration (NARA). For information on identified in this AD, contact Boeing equipment) and A55001–34, as
the availability of this material at NARA, call Commercial Airplanes, P.O. Box 3707, specified in the tool change bulletin
202–741–6030, or go to: http:// Seattle, Washington 98124–2207. (Boeing Message Number 1–203914627–
www.archives.gov/federal_register/ 1). JAL notes that Boeing plans to revise
code_of_federal_regulations/ Examining the AD Docket
Boeing Service Bulletin 767–27A0194 to
ibr_locations.html. You may examine the AD docket on
permit the usage of both A55001–34 and
Issued in Renton, Washington, on February the Internet at http://
A55001–42 tool kits.
28, 2008. www.regulations.gov; or in person at the We acknowledge JAL’s concern and
Ali Bahrami, Docket Management Facility between 9 we have verified with Boeing that tool
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through kit A55001–42 is acceptable to use
Aircraft Certification Service. Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD when accomplishing the actions
[FR Doc. E8–4674 Filed 3–11–08; 8:45 am] docket contains this AD, the regulatory required by the AD. Tool kit A55001–34
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evaluation, any comments received, and is identified in Boeing Service Bulletins
other information. The address for the 767–27A0194 and 767–27A0195, both
Docket Office (telephone 800–647–5527) Revision 2, both dated July 13, 2006.
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION is the Document Management Facility, Those service bulletins are referred to in
U.S. Department of Transportation, the supplemental NPRM as the
Federal Aviation Administration Docket Operations, M–30, West appropriate sources of service
Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, information for accomplishing the
14 CFR Part 39 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., specified actions. Therefore, the tool
Washington, DC 20590. kits identified by JAL can be used when
[Docket No. FAA–2005–22623; Directorate
Identifier 2004–NM–80–AD; Amendment 39– FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: accomplishing the actions required by
15418; AD 2008–06–06] Kelly McGuckin, Aerospace Engineer, the AD. No change to the AD is
Systems and Equipment Branch, ANM– necessary in this regard.
RIN 2120–AA64 130S, FAA, Seattle Airplane
Certification Office, 1601 Lind Avenue, Conclusion
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing
SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; We have carefully reviewed the
Model 767 Airplanes
telephone (425) 917–6490; fax (425) available data, including the comments
AGENCY: Federal Aviation 917–6590. received, and determined that air safety
Administration (FAA), Department of SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: and the public interest require adopting
Transportation (DOT). the AD as proposed in the supplemental
Discussion
ACTION: Final rule. NPRM.
The FAA issued a supplemental
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) Costs of Compliance
airworthiness directive (AD) for all to amend 14 CFR part 39 to include an There are about 941 airplanes of the
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Boeing Model 767 airplanes. This AD AD that would apply to all Boeing affected design in the worldwide fleet.
requires the following actions for the Model 767 airplanes. That supplemental This AD affects about 411 airplanes of
drive mechanism of the horizontal NPRM was published in the Federal U.S. registry. The following table
stabilizer: Repetitive detailed Register on August 21, 2007 (72 FR provides the estimated costs for U.S.

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