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Limitations Section of the AFM to indicate air tube assemblies at left-hand (LH) and FAA, Airplane Certification Office, 2601
that the AFM Supplement for the STC is not right-hand (RH) inboard wing leading Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas
in effect. Place a placard in the flight deck edge/battery box areas, LH/RH wing 76137; telephone: (817) 222–5133; fax:
indicating that the auxiliary tank is stations 51.167 to 81.174, and at all (817) 222–5960.
deactivated. The AFM revisions specified in
this paragraph may be accomplished by
feed-through locations into the LH/RH SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
inserting a copy of this AD into the AFM. inboard keelson. If chafing/arcing is
(8) Amend the applicable sections of the found, this proposed AD would require Comments Invited
applicable airplane maintenance manual to you to reposition, repair, and/or replace We invite you to send any written
remove auxiliary tank maintenance all chafed electrical wires, components, relevant data, views, or arguments
procedures. and hydraulic and bleed air tube regarding this proposed AD. Send your
(9) After the auxiliary fuel tank is assemblies, as required. This proposed
deactivated, accomplish procedures such as
comments to an address listed under the
AD would also require you to reposition ADDRESSES section. Include the docket
leak checks and pressure checks deemed the battery lead cables, cover four-gauge
necessary before returning the airplane to number, ‘‘FAA–2008–0313; Directorate
service. These procedures must include
wires leaving the battery box with Identifier 2007–CE–095–AD’’ at the
verification that the airplane FQIS and fuel firesleeving and secure with clamps, beginning of your comments. We
distribution systems have not been adversely and protect the battery power cable. specifically invite comments on the
affected. This proposed AD results from five overall regulatory, economic,
(10) Revise the instructions for continued reports of chafing between the bleed air environmental, and energy aspects of
airworthiness, as required, after deactivation. tube and the electrical starter cables the proposed AD. We will consider all
(11) Include with the operator’s proposed with one incident resulting in a fire. We
procedures any relevant information or
comments received by the closing date
are proposing this AD to detect and and may amend the proposed AD in
additional steps that are deemed necessary correct chafing/arcing of electrical
by the operator to comply with the light of those comments.
deactivation and return the airplane to
wires, components, and bleed air lines. We will post all comments we
service. This condition could result in arcing of receive, without change, to http://
the exposed wires and burn a hole in www.regulations.gov, including any
Issued in Renton, Washington, on March 7, the bleed air line or the nearby
2008. personal information you provide. We
hydraulic line, and lead to a possible will also post a report summarizing each
Ali Bahrami, hydraulic fluid leak and fire in the
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, substantive verbal contact we receive
engine nacelle compartment. concerning this proposed AD.
Aircraft Certification Service.
DATES: We must receive comments on
[FR Doc. E8–5148 Filed 3–13–08; 8:45 am] Discussion
this proposed AD by May 13, 2008.
BILLING CODE 4910–13–P
ADDRESSES: Use one of the following We have received five reports of
addresses to comment on this proposed chafing between the bleed air tube and
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AD: the electrical starter cables on SA226
• Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to and SA227 series airplanes. One report
Federal Aviation Administration http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the also noted the chafing damage resulted
instructions for submitting comments. in a fire on a Model SA226TC airplane.
14 CFR Part 39 • Fax: (202) 493–2251. Subsequent review by the FAA of the
• Mail: U.S. Department of service experience of SA226 and SA227
[Docket No. FAA–2008–0313; Directorate
Transportation, Docket Operations, M– series airplanes indicates that
Identifier 2007–CE–095–AD]
30, West Building Ground Floor, Room inadequate clearance for electrical
RIN 2120–AA64 W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., wires/components, hydraulic and bleed
Washington, DC 20590. air tube assemblies at LH/RH inboard
Airworthiness Directives; M7 • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of wing leading edge/battery box areas,
Aerospace LP SA226 and SA227 Series Transportation, Docket Operations, M– LH/RH wing stations 51.167 to 81.174,
Airplanes 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room and at all feed-through locations into
AGENCY: Federal Aviation W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., the LH/RH inboard keelson caused the
Administration (FAA), Department of Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. chafing/arcing.
Transportation (DOT). and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, This condition, if not corrected, could
except Federal holidays. result in arcing of the exposed wires and
ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking
For service information identified in burn a hole in the bleed air line or the
(NPRM).
this proposed AD, contact M7 nearby hydraulic line, and lead to a
SUMMARY: We propose to adopt a new Aerospace Repair Station, P.O. Box possible hydraulic fluid leak and fire in
airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 790490, San Antonio, Texas 78279– the engine nacelle compartment.
M7 Aerospace LP SA226 and SA227 0490; telephone: (210) 824–9421; fax:
(210) 804–7789. Relevant Service Information
series airplanes. This proposed AD
would require you to inspect electrical FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: We have reviewed the following
wires/components, hydraulic and bleed Werner Koch, Aerospace Engineer, service bulletins and procedures:

Service Bulletin Applicable model(s) of airplane(s) Procedures described


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M7 Aerospace SA226 Series Service Bulletin SA226–AT, SA226–T, and SA226–TC ............ Inspecting electrical wires/components, hy-
No. 226–24–036, issued: September 19, draulic and bleed air tube assemblies at
2007. LH/RH inboard wing leading edge/battery
box areas, LH/RH wing stations 51.167 to
81.174, and at all feed-through locations
into the LH/RH inboard keelson.

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Service Bulletin Applicable model(s) of airplane(s) Procedures described

M7 Aerospace SA227 Series Service Bulletin SA227–AC and SA227–AT.


No. 227–24–019, issued: September 19,
2007.
M7 Aerospace SA227 Series Commuter Cat- SA227–CC and SA227–DC.
egory Service Bulletin No. CC7–24–010,
issued: September 19, 2007.
Swearingen Aviation Corporation SA226 Series SA226–AT, SA226–T, and SA226–TC ............ Repositioning battery lead cables.
Service Bulletin No. SB 24–001, revised:
September 16, 1975.
Fairchild Aircraft Corporation SA226 Series SA226–AT, SA226–T, and SA226–TC ............ Covering four-gauge wires leaving battery box
Service Bulletin No. SB24–019, revised: May with firesleeving and securing with clamp.
17, 1983.
Fairchild Aircraft Corporation SA227 Series SA227–AC and SA227–AT.
Service Bulletin No. SB24–001, revised: May
17, 1983.
Fairchild Aircraft Corporation SA226 Series SA226–AT, and SA226–TC ............................. Protect battery power cable.
Service Bulletin No. SB24–020, revised: Feb-
ruary 15, 1984.
Fairchild Aircraft Corporation SA227 Series SA227–AC and SA227–AT.
Service Bulletin No. SB24–002, revised: Feb-
ruary 15, 1984.

FAA’s Determination and Requirements and at all feed-through locations into Costs of Compliance
of the Proposed AD the LH/RH inboard keelson. If chafing/ We estimate that this proposed AD
We are proposing this AD because we arcing is found, this proposed AD would affect 330 airplanes in the U.S.
evaluated all information and would require you to reposition, repair, registry.
determined the unsafe condition and/or replace all chafed electrical We estimate the following costs for all
described previously is likely to exist or wires, components, and hydraulic and Models SA226, SA227, SA227–CC, and
develop on other products of the same bleed air tube assemblies, as required. SA227–DC airplanes to do the proposed
type design. This proposed AD would This proposed AD would also require inspection required by SA226 Series
require you to inspect electrical wires/ you to reposition the battery lead cables, Service Bulletin No. 226–24–036,
components, hydraulic and bleed air cover four-gauge wires leaving battery SA227 Series Service Bulletin No. 227–
tube assemblies at LH and RH inboard box with firesleeving and secure with 24–019, or SA227 Series Commuter
wing leading edge/battery box areas, clamps, and protect the battery power Category Service Bulletin No. CC7–24–
LH/RH wing stations 51.167 to 81.174, cable. 010:

Total cost per Total cost on


Labor cost Parts cost airplane U.S. operators

4 work-hours × $80 per hour = $320 ................................................ Not Applicable ............................. $320 $105,600

We estimate the following costs for and SA226–TC airplanes for the cables following SA226 Series Service
certain Models SA226–AT, SA226–T, proposed repositioning of battery lead Bulletin No. SB 24–001:

Number of
Total cost per Total cost on
Labor cost Parts cost airplanes
airplane U.S. operators
affected

4 work-hours × $80 per hour = $320 .............................................................. $6.80 $326.80 2 $653.60

We estimate the following costs for Service Bulletin No. SB24–019 or with firesleeving and securing with
certain Models SA226–AT, SA226–T, SA227 Series Service Bulletin No. clamp:
SA226–TC, SA227–AC, and SA227–AT SB24–001, for the proposed covering of
airplanes following SA226 Series four-gauge wires leaving battery box

Number of
Total cost per Total cost on
Labor cost Parts cost airplanes
airplane U.S. operators
affected

13 work-hours × $80 per hour = $1,040 .........................................................


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$6.80 $1,046.80 70 $73,276

We estimate the following costs for following SA226 Series Service Bulletin Bulletin No. SB24–002, for the proposed
certain Models SA226–AT, SA226–TC, No. SB24–020 or SA227 Series Service protection of the battery power cable:
SA227–AC, and SA227–AT airplanes

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Number of
Total cost per Total cost on
Labor cost Parts cost airplanes
airplane U.S. operators
affected

50 work-hours × $80 per hour = $4,000 ......................................................... $3,000 $7,000 60 $420,000

Authority for This Rulemaking 3. Will not have a significant M7 Aerospace LP: Docket No. FAA–2008–
economic impact, positive or negative, 0313; Directorate Identifier 2007–CE–
Title 49 of the United States Code 095–AD.
on a substantial number of small entities
specifies the FAA’s authority to issue
under the criteria of the Regulatory Comments Due Date
rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I,
Flexibility Act.
Section 106, describes the authority of We prepared a regulatory evaluation (a) We must receive comments on this
the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, of the estimated costs to comply with
airworthiness directive (AD) action by May
Aviation Programs, describes in more 13, 2008.
this proposed AD and placed it in the
detail the scope of the Agency’s AD docket. Affected ADs
authority.
Examining the AD Docket (b) None.
We are issuing this rulemaking under
the authority described in Subtitle VII, You may examine the AD docket that Applicability
Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701, contains the proposed AD, the (c) This AD applies to the following
‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that regulatory evaluation, any comments airplane models and serial numbers (S/N)
section, Congress charges the FAA with received, and other information on the that are certificated in any category:
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in Internet at http://www.regulations.gov; (1) Group 1: Model SA226–AT Airplanes,
air commerce by prescribing regulations or in person at the Docket Management All S/N.
for practices, methods, and procedures Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., (2) Group 2: Model SA226–T Airplanes,
the Administrator finds necessary for Monday through Friday, except Federal All S/N.
safety in air commerce. This regulation holidays. The Docket Office (telephone (3) Group 3: Model SA226–TC Airplanes,
is within the scope of that authority (800) 647–5527) is located at the street All S/N.
because it addresses an unsafe condition address stated in the ADDRESSES section. (4) Group 4: Model SA227–AC Airplanes,
that is likely to exist or develop on All S/N.
Comments will be available in the AD
(5) Group 5: Model SA227–AT Airplanes,
products identified in this rulemaking docket shortly after receipt. All S/N.
action.
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 (6) Group 6: Model SA227–CC Airplanes,
Regulatory Findings All S/N.
Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation
(7) Group 7: Model SA227–DC Airplanes,
We have determined that this safety, Safety. All S/N.
proposed AD would not have federalism
The Proposed Amendment Unsafe Condition
implications under Executive Order
13132. This proposed AD would not Accordingly, under the authority (d) This AD results from five reports of
have a substantial direct effect on the delegated to me by the Administrator, chafing between the bleed air tube and the
States, on the relationship between the the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part electrical starter cables with one incident
national Government and the States, or 39 as follows: resulting in a fire. We are proposing this AD
on the distribution of power and to detect and correct chafing/arcing of
responsibilities among the various PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS electrical wires, components, and bleed air
levels of government. DIRECTIVES lines. This condition could result in arcing of
For the reasons discussed above, I the exposed wires and burn a hole in the
1. The authority citation for part 39
bleed air line or the nearby hydraulic line,
certify that the proposed regulation: continues to read as follows: and lead to a possible hydraulic fluid leak
1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. and fire in the engine nacelle compartment.
action’’ under Executive Order 12866;
2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the § 39.13 [Amended] Compliance
DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding (e) To address this problem, you must do
(44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and the following new AD: the following, unless already done:

Actions Compliance Procedures

(1) For Group 1, Group 2, and Group 3 Air- Within 250 hours time-in-service (TIS) after Follow M7 Aerospace SA226 Series Service
planes: the effective date of this AD. Repetitively Bulletin No. 226–24–036, issued: Sep-
(i) Inspect electrical wires/components, hy- thereafter inspect (paragraph (e)(1)(i) of this tember 19, 2007; Swearingen Aviation Cor-
draulic and bleed air tube assemblies at AD) at intervals not to exceed 12 months. poration SA226 Series Service Bulletin No.
left-hand (LH)/right-hand (RH) inboard SB 24–001, issued: May 18, 1971; revised:
wing leading edge/battery box areas, LH/ September 16, 1975; Fairchild Aircraft Cor-
RH wing stations 51.167 to 81.174, and poration SA226 Series Service Bulletin No.
at all feed-through locations into the LH/ SB 24–019, issued: June 2, 1982; revised:
RH inboard keelson for any evidence of May 17, 1983; and Fairchild Aircraft Cor-
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chafing/arcing. Clear, repair, and/or re- poration SA226 Series Service Bulletin No.
place all chafed electrical wires and SB 24–020, issued: January 18, 1983; re-
components, hydraulic, and bleed air vised: February 15, 1984.
tube assemblies, and all feed-through lo-
cations, as required.

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Actions Compliance Procedures

(ii) Reposition battery lead cables, protect


the battery power cable, and cover four-
gauge wires leaving battery box with
firesleeving and secure with clamp.
(2) For Group 4 and Group 5 Airplanes: Within 250 hours TIS after the effective date Follow M7 Aerospace SA227 Series Service
(i) Inspect electrical wires/components, hy- of this AD. Repetitively thereafter inspect Bulletin No. 227–24–019, issued: Sep-
draulic and bleed air tube assemblies at (paragraph (e)(2)(i) of this AD) at intervals tember 19, 2007; Fairchild Aircraft Corpora-
LH/RH inboard wing leading edge/battery not to exceed 12 months. tion SA227 Series Service Bulletin No.
box areas, LH/RH wing stations 51.167 SB24–001, issued: June 2, 1982; revised:
to 81.174, and at all feed-through loca- May 17, 1983; and Fairchild Aircraft Cor-
tions into the LH/RH inboard keelson for poration SA227 Series Service Bulletin No.
any evidence of chafing/arcing. Clear, re- SB24–002, issued: January 18, 1983; re-
pair, and/or replace all chafed electrical vised: February 15, 1984.
wires and components, hydraulic, and
bleed air tube assemblies, and all feed-
through locations, as required.
(ii) Protect the battery power cable and
cover four-gauge wires leaving battery
box with firesleeving and secure with
clamp.
(3) For Group 6 and Group 7 Airplanes: Inspect Within 250 hours TIS after the effective date Follow M7 Aerospace SA227 Series Com-
electrical wires/components, hydraulic and of this AD. Repetitively thereafter inspect at muter Category Service Bulletin No. CC7–
bleed air tube assemblies at LH/RH inboard intervals not to exceed 12 months. 24–010, issued: September 19, 2007.
wing leading edge/battery box areas, LH/RH
wing stations 51.167 to 81.174, and at all
feed-through locations into the LH/RH in-
board keelson for any evidence of chafing/
arcing. Clear, repair, and/or replace all
chafed electrical wires and components, hy-
draulic, and bleed air tube assemblies, and
all feed-through locations, as required.

Note: Although not a requirement of this number is Docket No. FAA–2008–0313; North Bend Municipal Airport, North
AD, you may incorporate Swearingen Directorate Identifier 2007–CE–095–AD. Bend, OR.
Aviation Corporation SA226 Series Service Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on March DATES: Comments must be received on
Bulletin No. 57–010, Revised: December 5, 7, 2008.
1975, on those airplanes that have not or before April 28, 2008.
David R. Showers,
installed the access panel. Installation of the ADDRESSES: Send comments on this
access panel will simplify the incorporation Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, proposal to the U.S. Department of
of the service bulletins referenced in this AD Aircraft Certification Service.
Transportation, Docket Operations, M–
and future inspections of the areas of [FR Doc. E8–5193 Filed 3–13–08; 8:45 am] 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room
concern. BILLING CODE 4910–13–P W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE.,
Alternative Methods of Compliance Washington, DC, 20590. Telephone
(AMOCs) (202) 366–9826. You must identify FAA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Docket No. FAA–2008–0006; Airspace
(f) The Manager, Fort Worth Airplane
Certification Office, FAA, has the authority to Federal Aviation Administration Docket No. 08–ANM–1, at the beginning
approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested of your comments. You may also submit
using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. 14 CFR Part 71 comments through the Internet at
Send information to ATTN: Werner Koch, http://www.regulations.gov.
Aerospace Engineer, 2601 Meacham Blvd., [Docket No. FAA–2008–0006; Airspace FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Fort Worth, Texas 76137; telephone: (817) Docket No. 08–ANM–1] Eldon Taylor, Federal Aviation
222–5133; fax: (817) 222–5960. Before using Administration, System Support Group,
any approved AMOC on any airplane to Proposed Establishment of Class D Western Service Area, 1601 Lind
which the AMOC applies, notify your Airspace and Amendment of Class E Avenue, SW., Renton, WA 98057;
appropriate principal inspector (PI) in the Airspace; North Bend, OR
FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO),
telephone (425) 203–4537.
or lacking a PI, your local FSDO. AGENCY: Federal Aviation SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
Administration (FAA), DOT.
Related Information Comments Invited
ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.
(g) To get copies of the service information Interested parties are invited to
referenced in this AD, contact M7 Aerospace SUMMARY: This action proposes to participate in this proposed rulemaking
Repair Station, P.O. Box 790490, San establish Class D airspace and amend by submitting such written data, views,
Antonio, Texas 78279–0490; telephone: (210)
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Class E airspace at Southwest Oregon or arguments, as they may desire.


824–9421; fax: (210) 804–7789. To view the
AD docket, go to U.S. Department of
Regional Airport, North Bend, OR. The Comments that provide the factual basis
Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, establishment of an air traffic control supporting the views and suggestions
West Building Ground Floor, Room W12– tower has made this action necessary for presented are particularly helpful in
140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., the safety and management of aircraft developing reasoned regulatory
Washington, DC 20590, or on the Internet at within this airspace. This action will decisions on the proposal. Comments
http://www.regulations.gov. The docket also update the name of the airport from are specifically invited on the overall

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