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Parts Installation structural integrity of the aircraft or its flight proposed AD because of those
(j) As of the effective date of this AD, no controls. comments.
person may install on any airplane a The proposed AD would require We will post all comments we
horizontal stabilizer trim actuator unless it is actions that are intended to address the receive, without change, to http://
new or has been overhauled as specified in dms.dot.gov, including any personal
Boeing Service Bulletins 767–27A0194 and
unsafe condition described in the MCAI.
information you provide. We will also
767–27A0195, both Revision 2, both dated DATES: We must receive comments on
post a report summarizing each
July 13, 2006; or has been inspected, this proposed AD by September 20, substantive verbal contact we receive
lubricated, and measured in accordance with 2007.
paragraph (f) of this AD. about this proposed AD.
ADDRESSES: You may send comments by
Alternative Methods of Compliance Discussion
any of the following methods:
(AMOCs) • DOT Docket Web Site: Go to The Departamento de Aviacao Civil
(k)(1) The Manager, Seattle Aircraft http://dms.dot.gov and follow the (DAC), which is the aviation authority
Certification Office (ACO), FAA, has the instructions for sending your comments for Brazil, has issued AD No. 2005–12–
authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if electronically. 01, dated January 17, 2006 (referred to
requested in accordance with the procedures after this as ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an
found in 14 CFR 39.19.
• Fax: (202) 493–2251.
• Mail: U.S. Department of unsafe condition for the specified
(2) To request a different method of
Transportation, Docket Operations, M– products. The MCAI states:
compliance or a different compliance time
for this AD, follow the procedures in 14 CFR 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room It has been found the occurrence of
39.19. Before using any approved AMOC on W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., incorrect use of the self-locking nuts in bolts
any airplane to which the AMOC applies, Washington, DC 20590. subject to rotational loads in bolted fittings
notify your appropriate principal inspector • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of of some assemblies of metallic components.
(PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District Such even may result in disconnection of
Transportation, Docket Operations, M– those fittings, which jeopardizes the
Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local
30, West Building Ground Floor, Room structural integrity of the aircraft or its flight
FSDO.
W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., controls.
Issued in Renton, Washington, on July 31, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. Since this condition may occur in other
2007. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, airplanes of the same type and affects flight
Ali Bahrami, except Federal holidays. safety, a corrective action is required. Thus,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to sufficient reason exists to request compliance
Aircraft Certification Service. with this AD in the indicated time limit.
http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the
[FR Doc. E7–16424 Filed 8–20–07; 8:45 am] instructions for submitting comments. You may obtain further information
BILLING CODE 4910–13–P by examining the MCAI in the AD
Examining the AD Docket docket.
You may examine the AD docket on Relevant Service Information
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov; or in
person at the Docket Management Aeromot has issued Service Bulletin
Federal Aviation Administration Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., (SB) No. 200–20–102, revision B, dated
Monday through Friday, except Federal January 23, 2006. The actions described
14 CFR Part 39 holidays. The AD docket contains this in this service information are intended
[Docket No. FAA–2007–28844; Directorate proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, to correct the unsafe condition
Identifier 2007–CE–066–AD] any comments received, and other identified in the MCAI.
RIN 2120–AA64
information. The street address for the FAA’s Determination and Requirements
Docket Office (telephone (800) 647– of the Proposed AD
Airworthiness Directives; Aeromot- 5527) is in the ADDRESSES section.
This product has been approved by
Industria Mecanico Metalurgica Ltda. Comments will be available in the AD
the aviation authority of another
Model AMT–100/200/200S/300 Gliders docket shortly after receipt.
country, and is approved for operation
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg in the United States. Pursuant to our
AGENCY: Federal Aviation Davison, Glider Program Manager, FAA,
Administration (FAA), Department of bilateral agreement with this State of
Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Design Authority, they have notified us
Transportation (DOT). Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106;
ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking of the unsafe condition described in the
telephone: (816) 329–4130; fax: (816) MCAI and service information
(NPRM). 329–4090. referenced above. We are proposing this
SUMMARY: We propose to adopt a new SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AD because we evaluated all
airworthiness directive (AD) for the Comments Invited information and determined the unsafe
products listed above. This proposed condition exists and is likely to exist or
AD results from mandatory continuing We invite you to send any written develop on other products of the same
airworthiness information (MCAI) relevant data, views, or arguments about type design.
originated by an aviation authority of this proposed AD. Send your comments
to an address listed under the Differences Between This Proposed AD
another country to identify and correct
ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. and the MCAI or Service Information
an unsafe condition on an aviation
product. The MCAI describes the unsafe FAA–2007–28844; Directorate Identifier We have reviewed the MCAI and
condition as: 2007–CE–066–AD’’ at the beginning of related service information and, in
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your comments. We specifically invite general, agree with their substance. But
It has been found the occurrence of
incorrect use of the self-locking nuts in bolts
comments on the overall regulatory, we might have found it necessary to use
subject to rotational loads in bolted fittings economic, environmental, and energy different words from those in the MCAI
of some assemblies of metallic components. aspects of this proposed AD. We will to ensure the AD is clear for U.S.
Such event may result in disconnection of consider all comments received by the operators and is enforceable. In making
those fittings, which jeopardizes the closing date and may amend this these changes, we do not intend to differ

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substantively from the information section, Congress charges the FAA with List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39
provided in the MCAI and related promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in
service information. air commerce by prescribing regulations Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation
We might also have proposed for practices, methods, and procedures safety, Safety.
different actions in this AD from those the Administrator finds necessary for The Proposed Amendment
in the MCAI in order to follow FAA safety in air commerce. This regulation
policies. Any such differences are is within the scope of that authority Accordingly, under the authority
highlighted in a Note within the because it addresses an unsafe condition delegated to me by the Administrator,
proposed AD. that is likely to exist or develop on the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part
Costs of Compliance products identified in this rulemaking 39 as follows:
action.
Based on the service information, we PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS
estimate that this proposed AD would Regulatory Findings DIRECTIVES
affect about 56 products of U.S. registry. We determined that this proposed AD
We also estimate that it would take would not have federalism implications 1. The authority citation for part 39
about 8 work-hours per product to under Executive Order 13132. This continues to read as follows:
comply with the basic requirements of proposed AD would not have a Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701.
this proposed AD. The average labor substantial direct effect on the States, on
rate is $80 per work-hour. Required the relationship between the national § 39.13 [Amended]
parts would cost about $430 per Government and the States, or on the
product. distribution of power and 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding
Based on these figures, we estimate responsibilities among the various the following new AD:
the cost of the proposed AD on U.S. levels of government. Aeromot-Industria Mecanico Metalurgica
operators to be $59,920 or $1,070 per For the reasons discussed above, I ltda.: Docket No. FAA–2007–28844;
product. certify this proposed regulation: Directorate Identifier 2007–CE–066–AD.
1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory
Authority for This Rulemaking Comments Due Date
action’’ under Executive Order 12866;
Title 49 of the United States Code 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the (a) We must receive comments by
specifies the FAA’s authority to issue DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures September 20, 2007.
rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and Affected ADs
section 106, describes the authority of 3. Will not have a significant
(b) None.
the FAA Administrator. ‘‘Subtitle VII: economic impact, positive or negative,
Aviation Programs,’’ describes in more on a substantial number of small entities Applicability
detail the scope of the Agency’s under the criteria of the Regulatory (c) This AD applies to the following gliders
authority. Flexibility Act. in the table below that:
We are issuing this rulemaking under We prepared a regulatory evaluation (1) are certificated in any category and
the authority described in ‘‘Subtitle VII, of the estimated costs to comply with (2) have not incorporated the actions in
Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: this proposed AD and placed it in the their entirety of Aeromot SB No. 200–20–102,
General requirements.’’ Under that AD docket. revision A, dated April 19, 2005.

AIRPLANE APPLICABILITY
Model Serial Nos.

AMT–100 .................................................................................................. 100.001 through 100.003, 100.005 through 100.015, 100.017, 100.019,
100.022 through 100.039, and 100.041 through 100.044.
AMT–100 (modified to AMT–200) ............................................................ 100.004, 100.016, 100.018, 100.020, and 100.021.
AMT–200 .................................................................................................. 200.040, 200.045 through 200.105, 200.108 through 200.111, 200.113
through 200.118, and 200.121.
AMT–200S ................................................................................................ 200.119, 200.122 through 200.124, and 200.126 through 200.161.
AMT–300 .................................................................................................. 300.106, 300.107, 300.115, and 300.125.

Subject sufficient reason exists to request compliance (6) bellcranks of the propeller pitch control
(d) Air Transport Association of America with this AD in the indicated time limit. assembly, and
(ATA) Code 51: Structures. (7) left and right wing hinge point.
Actions and Compliance
Reason FAA AD Differences
(f) Unless already done, within the next 50
hours time-in-service (TIS) after the effective No differences.
(e) The mandatory continuing
airworthiness information (MCAI) states: date of this AD, following Aeromot Service Other FAA AD Provisions
It has been found the occurrence of Bulletin No. 200–20–102 Rev. B, dated
(g) The following provisions also apply to
incorrect use of the self-locking nuts in bolts January 23, 2006, install new bolts, washers,
this AD:
subject to rotational loads in bolted fittings and castellated nuts with cotter pins in the
(1) Alternative Methods of Compliance
of some assemblies of metallic components. following areas: (AMOCs): The Manager, Standards Staff,
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Such even may result in disconnection of (1) both main landing gear legs, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs
those fittings, which jeopardizes the (2) swivel tail wheel, for this AD, if requested using the procedures
structural integrity of the aircraft or its flight (3) eye-bolt fittings located at firewall found in 14 CFR 39.19. Send information to
controls. inside cabin, ATTN: Greg Davison, Glider Program
Since this condition may occur in other (4) left and right rudder pedal assembly, Manager, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate,
airplanes of the same type and affects flight (5) bellcranks of the rudder cables 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri
safety, a corrective action is required. Thus, assembly, 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4130; fax: (816)

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329–4090. Before using any approved AMOC units that have foreign object debris information you provide. We will also
on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, inside the assembly. We are proposing post a report summarizing each
notify your appropriate principal inspector this AD to detect and correct defective substantive verbal contact we receive
(PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District GARMIN GSM 85 servo gearbox units, concerning this proposed AD.
Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local
FSDO.
which could result in jamming of the
Discussion
(2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement gearbox. Jamming of the gearbox could
in this AD to obtain corrective actions from lead to the pilot having to apply We have received reports of certain
a manufacturer or other source, use these excessive manual force to control the GARMIN GSM 85 servo gearbox units
actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective airplane. having foreign object debris inside the
actions are considered FAA-approved if they assembly. The debris was found during
DATES: We must receive comments on
are approved by the State of Design Authority installation and removal.
(or their delegated agent). You are required this proposed AD by October 22, 2007.
to assure the product is airworthy before it ADDRESSES: Use one of the following The GSM 85 servo gearbox extrusion
is returned to service. addresses to comment on this proposed (housing) is composed primarily of
(3) Reporting Requirements: For any AD: aluminum. The manufacturer
reporting requirement in this AD, under the • DOT Docket Web site: Go to selectively uses a tumbling process to
provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act http://dms.dot.gov and follow the deburr the housing, which resulted in
(44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Office of instructions for sending your comments foreign object debris collecting in the
Management and Budget (OMB) has electronically. housing cavities.
approved the information collection • Mail: U.S. Department of
requirements and has assigned OMB Control We have determined that foreign
Number 2120–0056.
Transportation, Docket Operations, M– object debris inside the gear-assembly
30, West Building Ground Floor, Room housing may come loose causing the
Related Information W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., GSM 85 servo gearbox to jam.
(h) Refer to MCAI Departamento de Washington, DC 20590. This condition, if not corrected, could
Aviacao Civil (DAC), which is the aviation • Fax: (202) 493–2251. result in the GSM 85 servo gearbox unit
authority for Brazil, AD No. 2005–12–01; and • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of
Aeromot SB No. 200–20–102, revision B,
becoming jammed. Jamming of the servo
Transportation, Docket Operations, M–
dated January 23, 2006, for related gearbox could lead to the pilot having
30, West Building Ground Floor, Room
information. to apply excessive manual force to
W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.,
control the airplane.
Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on August Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m.
14, 2007. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, Relevant Service Information
Terry L. Chasteen, except Federal holidays.
• Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to We have reviewed GARMIN
Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate,
http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the International, Inc. Service Bulletin No.
Aircraft Certification Service.
instructions for submitting comments. 0713, Revision A, dated May 7, 2007;
[FR Doc. E7–16421 Filed 8–20–07; 8:45 am]
For service information identified in GARMIN International, Inc. Service
BILLING CODE 4910–13–P
this proposed AD, contact GARMIN Bulletin No. 0713, Revision B, dated
International Inc., 1200 East 151st May 18, 2007; GARMIN International,
Street, Olathe, KS 66062; telephone: Inc. Service Bulletin No. 0713, Revision
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
913–397–8200; fax: 913–397–8282. C, dated May 29, 2007; and GARMIN
Federal Aviation Administration FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
International, Inc. Service Bulletin No.
Roger A. Souter, Aerospace Engineer, 0713, Revision D, dated June 13, 2007.
14 CFR Part 39 FAA, Wichita Aircraft Certification These service bulletins describe
Office, 1801 Airport Road, Room 100, procedures for inspecting the GSM 85
[Docket No. FAA–2007–28730; Directorate servo gearbox for foreign object debris
Identifier 2007–CE–063–AD] Wichita, Kansas 67209; telephone: 316–
946–4134; fax: 316–946–4107; e-mail and returning the unit to the
RIN 2120–AA64 address: roger.souter@faa.gov. manufacturer for replacement if debris
is found.
Airworthiness Directives; GARMIN SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
International GSM 85 Servo Gearbox FAA’s Determination and Requirements
Comments Invited of the Proposed AD
Units
We invite you to send any written
AGENCY: Federal Aviation relevant data, views, or arguments We are proposing this AD because we
Administration (FAA), Department of regarding this proposed AD. Send your evaluated all information and
Transportation (DOT). comments to an address listed under the determined the unsafe condition
ADDRESSES section. Include the docket described previously is likely to exist or
ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking
number, ‘‘FAA–2007–28730; Directorate develop on other products of the same
(NPRM).
Identifier 2007–CE–063–AD’’ at the type design. This proposed AD would
SUMMARY: We propose to adopt a new beginning of your comments. We require you to inspect the GSM 85 servo
airworthiness directive (AD) for certain specifically invite comments on the gearbox for foreign object debris and
GARMIN International (GARMIN) GSM overall regulatory, economic, return the unit to the manufacturer for
85 servo gearbox units that are installed environmental, and energy aspects of replacement if you find debris.
on airplanes. This proposed AD would the proposed AD. We will consider all Costs of Compliance
require you to inspect the GSM 85 servo comments received by the closing date
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gearbox for foreign object debris and and may amend the proposed AD in We estimate that this proposed AD
return the unit to the manufacturer for light of those comments. would affect 900 airplanes in the U.S.
replacement if you find debris. This We will post all comments we registry.
proposed AD results from reports of receive, without change, to http:// We estimate the following costs to do
certain GARMIN GSM 85 servo gearbox dms.dot.gov, including any personal the proposed inspection:

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