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46 / Thursday, March 9, 2006 / Rules and Regulations 12129

TABLE 2.—NEW MATERIAL INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE


Revision
Boeing service bulletin Date
level

Alert Service Bulletin 747–53A2427 .................................................................................................................. 3 ............... September 27, 2001.


Service Bulletin 747–53A2467 .......................................................................................................................... 1 ............... April 28, 2005.
Service Bulletin 747–53–2473 ........................................................................................................................... Original .... March 24, 2005.
Service Bulletin 747–53A2449 .......................................................................................................................... 2 ............... March 14, 2002.

(2) On October 27, 2003 (68 FR 54990, Aerospatiale Model ATR42–200, –300, level of the Nassif Building at the street
September 22, 2003), the Director of the and –320 airplanes. This AD requires address stated in the ADDRESSES section.
Federal Register approved the incorporation doing repetitive inspections of the
by reference of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin Discussion
747–53A2467, dated July 26, 2001.
upper arms of the main landing gear
(3) On August 28, 2001 (66 FR 38365, July (MLG) side braces for missing or The FAA issued a supplemental
24, 2001), the Director of the Federal Register inadequately bonded identification notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM)
approved the incorporation by reference of plates; doing an ultrasonic inspection of to amend 14 CFR part 39 to include an
Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 747–53A2427, the upper arm of the MLG side brace for AD that would apply to certain
Revision 2, dated October 5, 2000. any defects and related investigative/ Aerospatiale Model ATR42–200, –300,
(4) On August 16, 2001 (66 FR 36443, July corrective actions if necessary; and and –320 airplanes. That supplemental
12, 2001), the Director of the Federal Register
replacing the side brace assembly with NPRM was published in the Federal
approved the incorporation by reference of
Boeing Service Bulletin 747–53A2449, a modified part. This AD results from an Register on December 13, 2005 (70 FR
Revision 1, dated May 24, 2001. operator who reported experiencing an 73671). That supplemental NPRM
(5) Contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, unlock warning for the MLG on the right proposed to require repetitive
P.O. Box 3707, Seattle, Washington 98124– side of the airplane. We are issuing this inspections of the upper arms of the
2207, for a copy of this service information. AD to prevent cracking of the upper main landing gear (MLG) side braces for
You may review copies at the Docket arms of the side braces of the MLG, missing or inadequately bonded
Management Facility, U.S. Department of which could result in failure of the MLG identification plates; doing an ultrasonic
Transportation, 400 Seventh Street SW.,
during landing and possible damage to inspection of the upper arm of the MLG
Room PL–401, Nassif Building, Washington,
DC; on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov; or the airplane and injury to the flightcrew side brace for any defects and related
at the National Archives and Records and passengers. investigative/corrective actions if
Administration (NARA). For information on DATES: This AD becomes effective April necessary; and replacing the side brace
the availability of this material at the NARA, 13, 2006. assembly with a modified part.
call (202) 741–6030, or go to http:// The Director of the Federal Register
www.archives.gov/federal_register/ Comments
approved the incorporation by reference
code_of_federal_regulations/ of certain publications listed in the AD
ibr_locations.html.
We provided the public the
as of April 13, 2006. opportunity to participate in the
Issued in Renton, Washington, on February ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD development of this AD. No comments
22, 2006. have been received on the supplemental
docket on the Internet at http://
Michael J. Kaszycki, dms.dot.gov or in person at the Docket NPRM or on the determination of the
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Management Facility, U.S. Department cost to the public.
Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street,
[FR Doc. 06–2144 Filed 3–8–06; 8:45 am] Change Made to This AD
SW., Nassif Building, room PL–401,
BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Washington, DC. We have added a grace period of 25
Contact Aerospatiale, 316 Route de flight hours to paragraph (i) of this AD
Bayonne, 31060 Toulouse, Cedex 03, for operators who may inadvertently use
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION France, for service information Revision 1 of Messier-Dowty Special
identified in this AD. Inspection Service Bulletin 631–32–181,
Federal Aviation Administration
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom dated March 16, 2005, after the effective
14 CFR Part 39 Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, date of this AD.
International Branch, ANM–116, Conclusion
[Docket No. FAA–2005–20220; Directorate Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA,
Identifier 2004–NM–152–AD; Amendment 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, We have carefully reviewed the
39–14504; AD 2006–05–07]
Washington 98055–4056; telephone available data and determined that air
RIN 2120–AA64 (425) 227–1137; fax (425) 227–1149. safety and the public interest require
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: adopting the AD with the change
Airworthiness Directives; Aerospatiale described previously. We have
Model ATR42–200, –300, and –320 Examining the Docket determined that this change will neither
Airplanes You may examine the AD docket on increase the economic burden on any
AGENCY: Federal Aviation the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov or in operator nor increase the scope of the
Administration (FAA), Department of person at the Docket Management AD.
Transportation (DOT). Facility office between 9 a.m. and 5
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Costs of Compliance
ACTION: Final rule. p.m., Monday through Friday, except
Federal holidays. The Docket The following table provides the
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new Management Facility office (telephone estimated costs for U.S. operators to
airworthiness directive (AD) for certain (800) 647–5227) is located on the plaza comply with this AD.

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

General visual inspection, per inspection 1 ....................... $65 None $65 54 $3,510, per inspection
cycle. cycle.
Replacement of side brace assemblies .. 2 (1 hour per 65 $0 130 54 $7,020.
side brace).

Authority for This Rulemaking Adoption of the Amendment (1) For the general visual inspection and
ultrasonic inspection specified in paragraphs
Title 49 of the United States Code ■ Accordingly, under the authority (g) and (h) of this AD, respectively: Messier-
specifies the FAA’s authority to issue delegated to me by the Administrator, Dowty Special Inspection Service Bulletin
rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as 631–32–181, Revision 2, dated June 3, 2005;
section 106, describes the authority of follows: and
the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, (2) For the replacement specified in
Aviation Programs, describes in more PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS paragraph (j) of this AD: Messier-Dowty
detail the scope of the Agency’s Service Bulletin 631–32–176, Revision 1,
DIRECTIVES dated June 2, 2004.
authority.
We are issuing this rulemaking under ■ 1. The authority citation for part 39 Repetitive Inspections of Identification
the authority described in subtitle VII, continues to read as follows: Plates
part A, subpart III, section 44701, Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. (g) Within 2 months or 500 flight hours
‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that after the effective date of this AD, whichever
section, Congress charges the FAA with § 39.13 [Amended] is first: Do a general visual inspection of the
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in ■ 2. The Federal Aviation upper arms of the MLG side braces for
air commerce by prescribing regulations inadequately bonded identification plates
Administration (FAA) amends § 39.13 having P/Ns D61565–1, D61566–1, D61567–
for practices, methods, and procedures by adding the following new
the Administrator finds necessary for 1, and D61568–1 and for any missing bead
airworthiness directive (AD): of glue, in accordance with the service
safety in air commerce. This regulation bulletin. Thereafter at intervals not to exceed
is within the scope of that authority 2006–05–07 Aerospatiale: Amendment 39–
14504. Docket No. FAA–2005–20220; 2 months or 500 flight hours, whichever is
because it addresses an unsafe condition first: Repeat the inspection of the upper arm
Directorate Identifier 2004–NM–152–AD.
that is likely to exist or develop on of the MLG side brace for any side brace
products identified in this rulemaking Effective Date assembly that has not been inspected in
action. (a) This AD becomes effective April 13, accordance with paragraph (h) of this AD or
2006. replaced as required by paragraph (j) of this
Regulatory Findings AD.
We have determined that this AD will Affected ADs
Note 1: For the purposes of this AD, a
not have federalism implications under (b) None.
general visual inspection is: ‘‘A visual
Executive Order 13132. This AD will Applicability examination of an interior or exterior area,
not have a substantial direct effect on installation, or assembly to detect obvious
(c) This AD applies to Aerospatiale Model
the States, on the relationship between ATR42–200, –300, and –320 airplanes, damage, failure, or irregularity. This level of
the national government and the States, certificated in any category; with main inspection is made from within touching
or on the distribution of power and landing gear (MLG) side brace assemblies distance unless otherwise specified. A mirror
responsibilities among the various having part number (P/N) D22710000–( ) may be necessary to ensure visual access to
levels of government. except –8, equipped with upper arms having all surfaces in the inspection area. This level
For the reasons discussed above, I P/N D56778–10. of inspection is made under normally
available lighting conditions such as
certify that this AD: Unsafe Condition daylight, hangar lighting, flashlight, or
(1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory droplight and may require removal or
action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (d) This AD results from an operator who
reported experiencing an unlock warning for opening of access panels or doors. Stands,
(2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under ladders, or platforms may be required to gain
DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures the MLG on the right side of the airplane. We
are issuing this AD to prevent cracking of the proximity to the area being checked.’’
(44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and upper arms of the side braces of the MLG,
(3) Will not have a significant Ultrasonic Inspection, if Necessary
which could result in failure of the MLG
economic impact, positive or negative, during landing and possible damage to the (h) If any identification plate having P/N
on a substantial number of small entities airplane and injury to the flightcrew and D61565–1, D61566–1, D61567–1, or D61568–
under the criteria of the Regulatory passengers. 1 or any bead of glue is missing or found
Flexibility Act. inadequately bonded during any inspection
We prepared a regulatory evaluation Compliance required by paragraph (g) of this AD: Within
of the estimated costs to comply with (e) You are responsible for having the 25 flight hours since the most recent general
this AD and placed it in the AD docket. actions required by this AD performed within visual inspection, do an ultrasonic inspection
the compliance times specified, unless the of the upper arm of the MLG side brace for
See the ADDRESSES section for a location any defects and do any related investigative
actions have already been done.
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to examine the regulatory evaluation. and corrective actions as applicable, by doing


Service Bulletin References all of the applicable actions specified in Part
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39
(f) The term ‘‘service bulletin,’’ as used in 2.B.(3) of the service bulletin; except where
Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation this AD, means the Accomplishment the service bulletin specifies replacing the
safety, Incorporation by reference, Instructions of the following service side brace with a side brace equipped with
Safety. bulletins, as applicable: an airworthy upper arm, replace it with a

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part modified in accordance with paragraph the appropriate principal inspector in the DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
(j) of this AD. Any corrective actions must be FAA Flight Standards Certificate Holding
done before further flight after doing the District Office. Federal Aviation Administration
ultrasonic inspection.
Related Information
Additional Ultrasonic Inspection for Certain 14 CFR Part 39
Airplanes (n) French airworthiness directive F–2005–
106, dated July 6, 2005, also addresses the
(i) For airplanes on which the ultrasonic [Docket No. FAA–2006–23604; Directorate
inspection specified in paragraph (h) of this subject of this AD.
Identifier 2005–NE–49–AD; Amendment 39–
AD has been accomplished in accordance Material Incorporated by Reference 14498; AD 2006–05–01]
with Messier-Dowty Special Inspection
Service Bulletin 631–32–181, Revision 1, (o) You must use Messier-Dowty Service
dated March 16, 2005: Within 25 flight hours Bulletin 631–32–176, Revision 1, dated June RIN 2120–AA64
after the effective date of this AD, or within 2, 2004; and Messier-Dowty Special
25 flight hours after the ultrasonic Inspection Service Bulletin 631–32–181, Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce
inspection, whichever is later, do all the Revision 2, dated June 3, 2005, as applicable, plc RB211 Trent 500, 700, and 800
applicable actions specified in paragraph (h) to perform the actions that are required by Series Turbofan Engines; Correction
of this AD in accordance with Messier-Dowty this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise.
Special Inspection Service Bulletin 631–32– Messier-Dowty Service Bulletin 631–32–176, AGENCY:Federal Aviation
181, Revision 2, dated June 3, 2005. Administration, DOT.
Revision 1, dated June 2, 2004, contains the
Replacement With a Modified Side Brace following effective pages:
ACTION: Final rule; correction.
Assembly
(j) At the applicable compliance time Revision Date shown SUMMARY: This document makes a
specified in paragraph (j)(1) or (j)(2) of this Page No. level shown on page correction to Airworthiness Directive
AD: Remove the side brace assembly and on page
replace it with a part modified by doing all (AD) 2006–05–01. That AD applies to
of the actions in the service bulletin. 1, 3 .............. 1 .................. June 2, 2004. Rolls-Royce plc RB211 Trent 500, 700,
Replacement of a side brace assembly with a 2, 4–9 .......... Original ........ February 26, and 800 series turbofan engines. We
modified part terminates the repetitive 2004. published AD 2006–05–01 in the
inspections required by paragraph (g) of this Federal Register on March 1, 2006, (71
AD for that modified side brace assembly Messier-Dowty Special Inspection Service FR 10415). An incorrect engine model
only. If the side brace assembly of the left Bulletin 631–32–181, Revision 2, dated June number exists in the compliance
and right MLG is replaced with a modified 3, 2005, contains the following effective
part, no more work is required by paragraph section, in two places. This document
pages: corrects the engine model number. In all
(g) of this AD.
(1) For airplanes on which Messier-Dowty other respects, the original document
Revision remains the same.
Service Bulletin 631–32–072 has not been Page No. level shown Date shown
accomplished: Before the accumulation of on page
on page DATES: Effective Date: Effective March 9,
15,000 total flight cycles on a side brace
assembly since new or since last overhaul, or 2006.
1–5, 7–18 .... 2 .................. June 3, 2005.
96 months on a side brace assembly since
6 ................... 1 .................. March 16, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
new or since last overhaul, whichever is first.
2005. Christopher Spinney, Aerospace
(2) For airplanes on which Messier-Dowty
Service Bulletin 631–32–072 has been Engineer, Engine Certification Office,
accomplished: Before the accumulation of The Director of the Federal Register FAA, Engine and Propeller Directorate,
18,000 total flight cycles on a side brace approved the incorporation by reference of 12 New England Executive Park,
assembly since new or since last overhaul, or these documents in accordance with 5 U.S.C. Burlington, MA 01803; telephone (781)
96 months on a side brace assembly since 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. Contact 238–7175; fax (781) 238–7199.
new or since last overhaul, whichever is first. Aerospatiale, 316 Route de Bayonne, 31060
Toulouse, Cedex 03, France, for a copy of this SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A final
Credit for Previous Service Bulletin
service information. You may review copies rule AD, FR Doc. 06–1827, that applies
(k) Replacements done before the effective to Rolls-Royce plc RB211 Trent 500,
at the Docket Management Facility, U.S.
date of this AD in accordance with Messier- 700, and 800 series turbofan engines
Dowty Service Bulletin 631–32–176, dated Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh
February 26, 2004, are acceptable for Street SW., room PL–401, Nassif Building, was published in the Federal Register
compliance with the corresponding Washington, DC; on the Internet at http:// on March 1, 2006, (71 FR 10415). The
requirements of paragraph (j) of this AD. dms.dot.gov; or at the National Archives and following correction is needed:
Records Administration (NARA). For
No Reporting Requirement § 39.13 [Corrected]
information on the availability of this
(l) Although Messier-Dowty Special material at the NARA, call (202) 741–6030,
Inspection Service Bulletin 631–32–181, ■ On page 10416, in the second column,
or go to http://www.archives.gov/ in compliance paragraph (c), in the fifth
Revision 2, dated June 3, 2005, specifies to
federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ line, ‘‘675–17’’ is corrected to read
submit certain information to the
manufacturer, this AD does not include that 7fxsp0;ibr_locations.html. ‘‘875–17’’. Also, on the same page, in
requirement. Issued in Renton, Washington, on February compliance paragraph (i)(1), in the
Alternative Methods of Compliance 22, 2006. fourth line, ‘‘675–17’’ is corrected to
(AMOCs) Michael J. Kaszycki, read ‘‘875–17’’.
(m)(1) The Manager, International Branch, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Issued in Burlington, MA, on March 3,
ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. 2006.
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FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs [FR Doc. 06–2145 Filed 3–8–06; 8:45 am] Peter A. White,
for this AD, if requested in accordance with
BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Acting Manager, Engine and Propeller
the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19.
Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service.
(2) Before using any AMOC approved in
accordance with 14 CFR 39.19 on any [FR Doc. 06–2244 Filed 3–8–06; 8:45 am]
airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify BILLING CODE 4910–13–P

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