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90–25–05 R1 Boeing: Amendment 39– Docket Operations, M–30, West Conclusion


15327. Docket No. FAA–2007–0412; Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140,
Directorate Identifier 2007–NM–290–AD. We reviewed the available data and
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., determined that air safety and the
* * * * * Washington, DC. public interest require adopting the AD
Issued in Renton, Washington, on February FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: as proposed.
7, 2008. Pong K. Lee, Aerospace Engineer,
Kevin Hull,
Differences Between This AD and the
Airframe and Propulsion Branch, ANE– MCAI or Service Information
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane 171, FAA, New York Aircraft
Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. Certification Office, 1600 Stewart We have reviewed the MCAI and
[FR Doc. E8–2623 Filed 2–13–08; 8:45 am] Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, New York related service information and, in
BILLING CODE 4910–13–P 11590; telephone (516) 228–7324; fax general, agree with their substance. But
(516) 794–5531. we might have found it necessary to use
different words from those in the MCAI
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: to ensure the AD is clear for U.S.
Discussion operators and is enforceable. In making
Federal Aviation Administration these changes, we do not intend to differ
We issued a notice of proposed substantively from the information
14 CFR Part 39 rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR provided in the MCAI and related
part 39 to include an AD that would service information.
[Docket No. FAA–2007–0183; Directorate
apply to the specified products. That We might also have required different
Identifier 2007–NM–146–AD; Amendment
39–15376; AD 2008–04–04] NPRM was published in the Federal actions in this AD from those in the
Register on November 13, 2007 (72 FR MCAI in order to follow our FAA
RIN 2120–AA64 63827). That NPRM proposed to correct policies. Any such differences are
an unsafe condition for the specified highlighted in a NOTE within the AD.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier
Model DHC–8–400 Series Airplanes products. The MCAI states: Costs of Compliance
There has been a reported case of failure We estimate that this AD will affect
AGENCY: Federal Aviation of a bracket (P/N 85217732–108) of the over-
Administration (FAA), Department of about 29 products of U.S. registry. We
centering spring assembly inside the
Transportation (DOT). translating door of the forward baggage
also estimate that it will take about 5
compartment. This condition can exist on work-hours per product to comply with
ACTION: Final rule.
other translating doors on the aircraft. the basic requirements of this AD. The
SUMMARY: We are adopting a new Investigation concluded that an insufficient average labor rate is $80 per work-hour.
airworthiness directive (AD) for the gap between the bottom eyebolt and the Required parts will cost about $0 per
products listed above. This AD results barrel of the spring assembly caused an product. Where the service information
from mandatory continuing increase of tension load on the bracket and lists required parts costs that are
resulted in subsequent failure of the bracket. covered under warranty, we have
airworthiness information (MCAI)
Failure of the bracket caused the eyebolt at assumed that there will be no charge for
originated by an aviation authority of the bottom of the spring assembly to become
another country to identify and correct these parts. As we do not control
loose, resulted in damage of the support
an unsafe condition on an aviation beam during normal door handle movement.
warranty coverage for affected parties,
product. The MCAI describes the unsafe Damage of the support beam, which is some parties may incur costs higher
condition as: dormant, in combination with failure of a than estimated here. Based on these
doorstop attached to any remaining figures, we estimate the cost of this AD
There has been a reported case of failure to the U.S. operators to be $11,600, or
undamaged support beam will degrade the
of a bracket (P/N 85217732–108) of the over-
centering spring assembly inside the
structural integrity of the door, resulting in $400 per product.
possible depressurization or loss of the door.
translating door of the forward baggage Authority for This Rulemaking
compartment. * * * Failure of the bracket Corrective actions include a one-time
caused the eyebolt at the bottom of the spring Title 49 of the United States Code
inspection for damage of the spring specifies the FAA’s authority to issue
assembly to become loose, resulted in
damage of the support beam during normal support bracket and support beam of the rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I,
door handle movement. Damage of the forward baggage door, aft service door, section 106, describes the authority of
support beam, which is dormant, in and aft passenger door; repetitive the FAA Administrator. ‘‘Subtitle VII:
combination with failure of a doorstop inspections for integrity (corrosion, Aviation Programs,’’ describes in more
attached to any remaining undamaged damage, cracking, and looseness or detail the scope of the Agency’s
support beam will degrade the structural misalignment) of the doorstops of authority.
integrity of the door, resulting in possible support beams found to be within We are issuing this rulemaking under
depressurization or loss of the door. damage limits; repair of support beams, the authority described in ‘‘Subtitle VII,
We are issuing this AD to require or replacement of damaged brackets, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701:
actions to correct the unsafe condition support beams, or doorstops, as General requirements.’’ Under that
on these products. applicable; and removal of certain section, Congress charges the FAA with
DATES: This AD becomes effective washers and nuts. You may obtain promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in
March 20, 2008. further information by examining the air commerce by prescribing regulations
The Director of the Federal Register MCAI in the AD docket. for practices, methods, and procedures
approved the incorporation by reference the Administrator finds necessary for
Comments
of certain publications listed in this AD safety in air commerce. This regulation
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as of March 20, 2008. We gave the public the opportunity to is within the scope of that authority
ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD participate in developing this AD. We because it addresses an unsafe condition
docket on the Internet at http:// received no comments on the NPRM or that is likely to exist or develop on
www.regulations.gov or in person at the on the determination of the cost to the products identified in this rulemaking
U.S. Department of Transportation, public. action.

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Regulatory Findings Affected ADs support beam is repaired as specified in


(b) None. paragraph (f)(1)(i)(B) of this AD or replaced
We determined that this AD will not in accordance with the service bulletin. If the
have federalism implications under Applicability doorstop does not meet integrity standards
Executive Order 13132. This AD will (c) This AD applies to Bombardier Model during any inspection required by this
not have a substantial direct effect on DHC–8–400, DHC–8–401, and DHC–8–402 paragraph, before further flight, repair or
the States, on the relationship between airplanes; certificated in any category; having replace the doorstop with a new or
the national government and the States, serial numbers 4001 and 4003 through 4102. serviceable doorstop in accordance with the
or on the distribution of power and repair drawing.
Subject (B) Within 5,000 flight hours after
responsibilities among the various
(d) Air Transport Association (ATA) of accomplishing the inspection described in
levels of government.
America Code 52: paragraph (f)(1) of this AD, repair the support
For the reasons discussed above, I beam in accordance with the repair drawing
certify this AD: Reason or replace in accordance with the service
1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory (e) The mandatory continuing bulletin. Doing the repair or replacement
action’’ under Executive Order 12866; airworthiness information (MCAI) states: terminates the inspections required by
2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the There has been a reported case of failure paragraph (f)(1)(i)(A) of this AD.
DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures of a bracket (P/N 85217732–108) of the over- (ii) If any support beam is damaged at one
(44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and centering spring assembly inside the or two spring locations and any damage
3. Will not have a significant translating door of the forward baggage exceeds the limits defined in Bombardier
economic impact, positive or negative, compartment. This condition can exist on Repair Drawing RD 8/4–52–202, Issue 1,
on a substantial number of small entities other translating doors on the aircraft. dated December 2, 2005, prior to further
under the criteria of the Regulatory Investigation concluded that an insufficient flight, replace the damaged support beam
gap between the bottom eyebolt and the with a new support beam in accordance with
Flexibility Act. the service bulletin.
We prepared a regulatory evaluation barrel of the spring assembly caused an
increase of tension load on the bracket and (iii) If any support beam is damaged at two
of the estimated costs to comply with spring locations and the damage is within the
resulted in subsequent failure of the bracket.
this AD and placed it in the AD docket. Failure of the bracket caused the eyebolt at limits defined in Bombardier Repair Drawing
the bottom of the spring assembly to become RD 8/4–52–202, Issue 1, dated December 2,
Examining the AD Docket
loose, resulted in damage of the support 2005, prior to further flight, repair the
You may examine the AD docket on beam during normal door handle movement. support beam in accordance with the repair
the Internet at http:// Damage of the support beam, which is drawing.
www.regulations.gov; or in person at the dormant, in combination with failure of a (2) Within 1,000 flight hours after the
Docket Operations office between 9 a.m. doorstop attached to any remaining effective date of this AD, remove the nuts and
and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, undamaged support beam will degrade the washers at the bottom of the over-centering
structural integrity of the door, resulting in spring assemblies of the forward baggage
except Federal holidays. The AD docket door, aft service door, and aft passenger door
contains the NPRM, the regulatory possible depressurization or loss of the door.
by incorporating Modsum 4–155296, in
evaluation, any comments received, and Corrective actions include a one-time
accordance with Bombardier Service Bulletin
inspection for damage of the spring support
other information. The street address for 84–52–51, Revision A, dated September 8,
bracket and support beam of the forward
the Docket Operations office (telephone baggage door, aft service door, and aft
2006.
(800) 647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES passenger door; repetitive inspections for FAA AD Differences
section. Comments will be available in integrity (corrosion, damage, cracking, and
the AD docket shortly after receipt. looseness or misalignment) of the doorstops Note: This AD differs from the MCAI and/
of support beams found to be within damage or service information as follows: No
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 limits; repair of support beams, or differences.
Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation replacement of damaged brackets, support
Other FAA AD Provisions
safety, Incorporation by reference, beams, or doorstops, as applicable; and
removal of certain washers and nuts. (g) The following provisions also apply to
Safety. this AD:
Adoption of the Amendment Actions and Compliance (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance
(f) Unless already done, do the following (AMOCs): The Manager, New York Aircraft
■ Accordingly, under the authority actions. Certification Office (ACO), FAA, has the
delegated to me by the Administrator, (1) Within 1,000 flight hours after the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if
the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as effective date of this AD, perform a one-time requested using the procedures found in 14
follows: inspection for damage of the spring support CFR 39.19. Send information to ATTN: Pong
bracket and support beams of the forward K. Lee, Aerospace Engineer, New York ACO,
PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS baggage door, aft service door, and aft FAA, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410,
DIRECTIVES passenger door, as applicable, in accordance Westbury, New York 11590; telephone (516)
with Bombardier Service Bulletin 84–52–51, 228–7324; fax (516) 794–5531. Before using
■ 1. The authority citation for part 39 Revision A, dated September 8, 2006. any approved AMOC on any airplane to
continues to read as follows: Replace any damaged bracket, support beam, which the AMOC applies, notify your
or doorstop in accordance with the service appropriate principal inspector (PI) in the
Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701.
bulletin, prior to further flight. FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO),
§ 39.13 [Amended] (i) If any support beam is damaged at only or lacking a PI, your local FSDO.
one spring location and the damage is within (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement
■ 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the limits defined in Bombardier Repair in this AD to obtain corrective actions from
the following new AD: Drawing RD 8/4–52–202, Issue 1, dated a manufacturer or other source, use these
2008–04–04 Bombardier, Inc. (Formerly de December 2, 2005, do the actions specified in actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective
Havilland, Inc.): Amendment 39–15376. paragraphs (f)(1)(i)(A) and (f)(1)(i)(B) of this actions are considered FAA-approved if they
Docket No. FAA–2007–0183; Directorate AD. are approved by the State of Design Authority
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Identifier 2007–NM–146–AD. (A) Inspect each doorstop of the affected (or their delegated agent). You are required
door for integrity in accordance with the to assure the product is airworthy before it
Effective Date service bulletin prior to further flight, and is returned to service.
(a) This airworthiness directive (AD) repeat the inspection thereafter at intervals (3) Reporting Requirements: For any
becomes effective March 20, 2008. not to exceed 400 flight hours, until the reporting requirement in this AD, under the

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provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning Unless a written adverse or negative
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) System (GPS) Special Instrument comment or a written notice of intent to
has approved the information collection Approach Procedure (IAP) that has been submit an adverse or negative comment
requirements and has assigned OMB Control developed for medical flight operations is received within the comment period,
Number 2120–0056.
for the Gettysburg Hospital. This action the regulation will become effective on
Related Information will enhance the safety and the date specified above. After the close
(h) Refer to MCAI Canadian Airworthiness management of Instrument Flight Rule of the comment period, the FAA will
Directive CF–2007–05, effective April 24, (IFR) operations by providing the publish a document in the Federal
2007; Bombardier Service Bulletin 84–52–51, required controlled airspace to protect Register indicating that no adverse or
Revision A, dated September 8, 2006, for this approach at Gettysburg, PA. negative comments were received and
including MHI Service Bulletin 8–MHI0084, Additionally this action imparts a confirming the effective date. If the FAA
Revision C, dated September 6, 2006; and technical correction to the airport name. receives, within the comment period, an
Bombardier Repair Drawing RD 8/4–52–202, adverse or negative comment, or written
Issue 1, dated December 2, 2005, for related DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, June 05,
information. 2008. The director of the Federal notice of intent to submit such a
Register approves this incorporation by comment, a document withdrawing the
Material Incorporated by Reference direct final rule will be published in the
reference action under title 1, Code of
(i) You must use Bombardier Service Federal Regulations, part 51, subject to Federal Register, and a notice of
Bulletin 84–52–51, Revision A, dated the annual revision of FAA Order proposed rulemaking may be published
September 8, 2006; and Bombardier Repair with a new comment period.
7400.9 and publication of conforming
Drawing RD 8/4–52–202, Issue 1, dated
December 2, 2005; as applicable; to do the amendments. Comments for inclusion Comments Invited
actions required by this AD, unless the AD in the Rules Docket must be received on
Although this action is in the form of
specifies otherwise. or before March 31, 2008.
a direct final rule, and was not preceded
(1) The Director of the Federal Register ADDRESSES: Send comments on this rule by a notice of proposed rulemaking,
approved the incorporation by reference of to: U.S. Department of Transportation,
this service information under 5 U.S.C.
interested persons are invited to
Docket Operations, West Building comment on this rule by submitting
552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200
(2) For service information identified in such written data, views, or arguments
New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, as they may desire. An electronic copy
this AD, contact Bombardier, Inc.,
Bombardier Regional Aircraft Division, 123 DC 20590–0001; Telephone: 1–800– of this document may be downloaded
Garratt Boulevard, Downsview, Ontario 647–5527; Fax: 202–493–2251. You from and comments may be submitted
M3K 1Y5, Canada. must identify the Docket Number and reviewed via http://
(3) You may review copies at the FAA, FAA–2007–0309; Airspace Docket No. www.regulations.gov. Recently
Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind 07–AEA–20, at the beginning of your published rulemaking documents can
Avenue SW., Renton, Washington; or at the comments. You may also submit and also be accessed through the FAA’s Web
National Archives and Records review received comments through the
Administration (NARA). For information on
page at http://www.faa.gov. or the
Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Federal Register’s Web page at http://
the availability of this material at NARA, call You may review the public docket
(202) 741–6030, or go to: http:// www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html.
www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-
containing the rule, any comments Communications should identify both
locations.html. received, and any final disposition in docket numbers and be submitted in
person at the Dockets Office (see triplicate to the address specified under
Issued in Renton, Washington, on February ADDRESSES section for address and
7, 2008. the caption ADDRESSES above or you
phone number) between 9 a.m. and 5 may comment through the Web site. All
Kevin Hull, p.m., Monday through Friday, except communications received on or before
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Federal Holidays. An informal docket
Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service.
the closing date for comments will be
may also be examined during normal considered, and this rule may be
[FR Doc. E8–2626 Filed 2–13–08; 8:45 am] business hours at the office of the amended or withdrawn in light of the
BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation comments received.
Administration, Room 210, 1701 Comments are specifically invited on
Columbia Avenue, College Park, Georgia the overall regulatory, economic,
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 30337. environmental, and energy aspects of
Federal Aviation Administration FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: the rule that might suggest a need to
Melinda Giddens, System Support modify the rule. Factual information
14 CFR Part 71 Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal that supports the commenter’s ideas and
Aviation Administration, P.O. Box suggestions is extremely helpful in
[Docket No. FAA–2007–0309; Airspace 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; evaluating the effectiveness of this
Docket No. 07–AEA–20] Telephone (404) 305–5610; Fax (404) action and determining whether
305–5572. additional rulemaking action would be
Amendment of Class E Airspace; needed. All comments submitted will be
Gettysburg, PA SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
available, both before and after the
The Direct Final Rule Procedure closing date for comments, in the Rules
AGENCY: Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA), DOT. The FAA anticipates that this Docket for examination by interested
ACTION: Direct final rule, request for regulation will not result in adverse or persons. Those wishing the FAA to
comments. negative comments, and, therefore, acknowledge receipt of their comments
issues it as a direct final rule. The FAA submitted in response to this rule must
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SUMMARY: This action modifies Class E has determined that this rule only submit a self-addressed, stamped
Airspace at Gettysburg, PA. The existing involves an established body of postcard on which the following
controlled airspace from nearby technical regulations for which frequent statement is made: ‘‘Comments to
Gettysburg Regional Airport does not and routine amendments are necessary Docket No. FAA–2007–0309; Airspace
adequately support a new Area to keep them operationally current. Docket No. 07–AEA–20.’’ The postcard

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