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329–4090. Before using any approved AMOC reinstallation, was reported to the Type closing date and may amend this
on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, Certificate Holder (TCH) and led to the proposed AD because of those
notify your appropriate principal inspector issuance of the ‘‘recommended’’ Service comments.
(PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District Bulletin (SB) No. 031004 in February 2004. We will post all comments we
Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local Since that date, other similar occurrences
FSDO. have been reported. This SB in its revision
receive, without change, to http://
(2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement 1, has therefore been reclassified www.regulations.gov, including any
in this AD to obtain corrective actions from ‘‘mandatory’’ by the TCH. personal information you provide. We
a manufacturer or other source, use these will also post a report summarizing each
actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective
The proposed AD would require actions substantive verbal contact we receive
actions are considered FAA-approved if they that are intended to address the unsafe about this proposed AD.
are approved by the State of Design Authority condition described in the MCAI.
(or their delegated agent). You are required DATES: We must receive comments on Discussion
to assure the product is airworthy before it this proposed AD by February 25, 2008. The European Aviation Safety Agency
is returned to service. (EASA), which is the Technical Agent
ADDRESSES: You may send comments by
(3) Reporting Requirements: For any
any of the following methods: for the Member States of the European
reporting requirement in this AD, under the
provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to Community, has issued EASA AD No.:
(44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.), the Office of http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 2007–0296, dated December 7, 2007
Management and Budget (OMB) has instructions for submitting comments. (referred to after this as ‘‘the MCAI’’), to
approved the information collection • Fax: (202) 493–2251. correct an unsafe condition for the
requirements and has assigned OMB Control • Mail: U.S. Department of specified products. The MCAI states:
Number 2120–0056. Transportation, Docket Operations, M– A case of loose bond (ungluing) of one
Related Information 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room mounting wooden block of the control stick
(h) Refer to MCAI European Aviation W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., base cover, found during the cover
Safety Agency AD No.: 2007–0285, dated Washington, DC 20590. reinstallation, was reported to the Type
November 13, 2007; and APEX Aircraft • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Certificate Holder (TCH) and led to the
Service Bulletin No. 040102 R1, Revision 1, Transportation, Docket Operations, M– issuance of the ‘‘recommended’’ Service
dated September 18, 2007, for related Bulletin (SB) No. 031004 in February 2004.
30, West Building Ground Floor, Room Since that date, other similar occurrences
information. W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., have been reported. This SB in its revision
Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on January Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. 1, has therefore been reclassified
16, 2008. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, ‘‘mandatory’’ by the TCH.
James E. Jackson, except Federal holidays. This Airworthiness Directive (AD)
Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, mandates inspection of the mounting blocks
Examining the AD Docket of the control stick base cover for loose bonds
Aircraft Certification Service.
You may examine the AD docket on and repair, as necessary.
[FR Doc. E8–1161 Filed 1–23–08; 8:45 am]
the Internet at http:// These actions are intended to address the
BILLING CODE 4910–13–P identified unsafe condition so as to prevent
www.regulations.gov; or in person at the
separation of the mounting blocks from the
Docket Management Facility between 9 wing spar which could result in restricted
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through movement of the ailerons and elevators with
Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD possible partial or complete loss of controls.
Federal Aviation Administration docket contains this proposed AD, the
regulatory evaluation, any comments The MCAI requires an inspection of the
14 CFR Part 39 received, and other information. The four mounting wooden blocks of the
street address for the Docket Office control stick base cover. You are to take
[Docket No. FAA–2008–0057; Directorate
(telephone (800) 647–5527) is in the corrective action by repairing any loose
Identifier 2007–CE–102–AD] blocks where inspection indicates
ADDRESSES section. Comments will be
RIN 2120–AA64 available in the AD docket shortly after necessary.
receipt. You may obtain further information
Airworthiness Directives; APEX by examining the MCAI in the AD
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: docket.
Aircraft Model CAP 10 B Airplanes
Sarjapur Nagarajan, Aerospace Engineer,
AGENCY: Federal Aviation FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Relevant Service Information
Administration (FAA), Department of Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, APEX Aircraft has issued service
Transportation (DOT). Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329– bulletin No. 031004 R1, Revision 1,
ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking 4145; fax: (816) 329–4090. dated November 12, 2007. The actions
(NPRM). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: described in this service information are
intended to correct the unsafe condition
SUMMARY: We propose to adopt a new Comments Invited
identified in the MCAI.
airworthiness directive (AD) for the We invite you to send any written
products listed above. This proposed relevant data, views, or arguments about FAA’s Determination and Requirements
AD results from mandatory continuing this proposed AD. Send your comments of the Proposed AD
airworthiness information (MCAI) to an address listed under the This product has been approved by
originated by an aviation authority of ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. the aviation authority of another
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another country to identify and correct FAA–2008–0057; Directorate Identifier country, and is approved for operation
an unsafe condition on an aviation 2007–CE–102–AD’’ at the beginning of in the United States. Pursuant to our
product. The MCAI describes the unsafe your comments. We specifically invite bilateral agreement with this State of
condition as: comments on the overall regulatory, Design Authority, they have notified us
A case of loose bond (ungluing) of one economic, environmental, and energy of the unsafe condition described in the
mounting wooden block of the control stick aspects of this proposed AD. We will MCAI and service information
base cover, found during the cover consider all comments received by the referenced above. We are proposing this

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AD because we evaluated all Regulatory Findings Reason


information and determined the unsafe We determined that this proposed AD (e) The mandatory continuing
condition exists and is likely to exist or would not have federalism implications airworthiness information (MCAI) states:
develop on other products of the same A case of loose bond (ungluing) of one
under Executive Order 13132. This mounting wooden block of the control stick
type design. proposed AD would not have a base cover, found during the cover
Differences Between This Proposed AD substantial direct effect on the States, on reinstallation, was reported to the Type
and the MCAI or Service Information the relationship between the national Certificate Holder (TCH) and led to the
Government and the States, or on the issuance of the ‘‘recommended’’ Service
We have reviewed the MCAI and distribution of power and Bulletin (SB) No. 031004 in February 2004.
related service information and, in responsibilities among the various Since that date, other similar occurrences
have been reported. This SB in its revision
general, agree with their substance. But levels of government.
1, has therefore been reclassified
we might have found it necessary to use For the reasons discussed above, I
‘‘mandatory’’ by the TCH.
different words from those in the MCAI certify this proposed regulation: This Airworthiness Directive (AD)
to ensure the AD is clear for U.S. 1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory mandates inspection of the mounting blocks
operators and is enforceable. In making action’’ under Executive Order 12866; of the control stick base cover for loose bonds
these changes, we do not intend to differ 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the and repair, as necessary.
substantively from the information DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures These actions are intended to address the
provided in the MCAI and related (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and identified unsafe condition so as to prevent
3. Will not have a significant separation of the mounting blocks from the
service information. wing spar which could result in restricted
economic impact, positive or negative,
We might also have proposed on a substantial number of small entities movement of the ailerons and elevators with
different actions in this AD from those possible partial or complete loss of controls.
under the criteria of the Regulatory
in the MCAI in order to follow FAA Flexibility Act. The MCAI requires an inspection of the four
policies. Any such differences are We prepared a regulatory evaluation mounting wooden blocks of the control stick
highlighted in a NOTE within the base cover. You are to take corrective action
of the estimated costs to comply with by repairing any loose blocks where
proposed AD. this proposed AD and placed it in the inspection indicates necessary.
AD docket.
Costs of Compliance Actions and Compliance
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 (f) Unless already done, do the following
Based on the service information, we
estimate that this proposed AD would Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation actions within the next 6 months after the
safety, Safety. effective date of this AD, following APEX
affect about 52 products of U.S. registry. Aircraft Service Bulletin No. 031004 R1,
We also estimate that it would take The Proposed Amendment Revision 1, dated November 12, 2007:
about .5 work-hour per product to Accordingly, under the authority (1) Inspect the four mounting wooden
comply with the basic requirements of delegated to me by the Administrator, blocks of the control stick base cover for
this proposed AD. The average labor loose bonding (gluing); and
the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part (2) If any wooden block is found to be
rate is $80 per work-hour. Required 39 as follows:
parts would cost about $135 per loose, take corrective action.
product. PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS FAA AD Differences
Based on these figures, we estimate DIRECTIVES Note: This AD differs from the MCAI and/
the cost of the proposed AD on U.S. 1. The authority citation for part 39 or service information as follows: No
operators to be $9,100, or $175 per differences.
continues to read as follows:
product. Other FAA AD Provisions
Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701.
Authority for This Rulemaking (g) The following provisions also apply to
§ 39.13 [Amended] this AD:
Title 49 of the United States Code 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance
specifies the FAA’s authority to issue the following new AD: (AMOCs): The Manager, Standards Office,
rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, APEX Aircraft: Docket No. FAA–2008–0057; FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs
section 106, describes the authority of Directorate Identifier 2007–CE–102–AD. for this AD, if requested using the procedures
the FAA Administrator. ‘‘Subtitle VII: found in 14 CFR 39.19. Send information to
Comments Due Date ATTN: Sarjapur Nagarajan, Aerospace
Aviation Programs,’’ describes in more Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate,
detail the scope of the Agency’s (a) We must receive comments by February
25, 2008. 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri
authority. 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4145; fax: (816)
Affected ADs 329–4090. Before using any approved AMOC
We are issuing this rulemaking under
the authority described in ‘‘Subtitle VII, (b) None. on any airplane to which the AMOC applies,
notify your appropriate principal inspector
Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: Applicability (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District
General requirements.’’ Under that (c) This AD applies to the following CAP Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local
section, Congress charges the FAA with 10 B airplanes that are certificated in any FSDO.
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in category: (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement
air commerce by prescribing regulations (i) serial numbers 300 through 310; and in this AD to obtain corrective actions from
for practices, methods, and procedures (ii) serial numbers 1 through 40 that have a manufacturer or other source, use these
been retrofitted with carbon/wood wing
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the Administrator finds necessary for actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective
safety in air commerce. This regulation reference 5702–0104048* actions are considered FAA-approved if they
(*with or without a variable letter or are approved by the State of Design Authority
is within the scope of that authority (or their delegated agent). You are required
number at the reference end).
because it addresses an unsafe condition to assure the product is airworthy before it
that is likely to exist or develop on Subject is returned to service.
products identified in this rulemaking (d) Air Transport Association of America (3) Reporting Requirements: For any
action. (ATA) Code 57: Wings. reporting requirement in this AD, under the

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provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act which could result in loss of pitch feel We will post all comments we
(44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.), the Office of forces and consequent reduced control receive, without change, to http://
Management and Budget (OMB) has of the airplane. www.regulations.gov, including any
approved the information collection
DATES: We must receive comments on personal information you provide. We
requirements and has assigned OMB Control
Number 2120–0056. this proposed AD by February 25, 2008. will also post a report summarizing each
ADDRESSES: You may send comments by substantive verbal contact we receive
Related Information about this proposed AD.
any of the following methods:
(h) Refer to MCAI European Aviation • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to
Safety Agency AD No.: 2007–0296, dated Discussion
http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the
December 7, 2007; and APEX Aircraft Service On March 21, 2006, we issued AD
Bulletin (SB) No. 031004 R1, Revision 1,
instructions for submitting comments.
• Fax: 202–493–2251. 2006–05–11 R1, amendment 39–14528
dated November 12, 2007, for related (71 FR 15323, March 28, 2006), for
information. • Mail: U.S. Department of
Transportation, Docket Operations, M– certain Bombardier Model CL–600–
Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on January 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room 2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 400)
16, 2008. airplanes. That AD requires revising the
W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.,
James E. Jackson, Washington, DC 20590. airworthiness limitations section of the
Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Instructions for Continued
Aircraft Certification Service. Transportation, Docket Operations, M– Airworthiness of the maintenance
[FR Doc. E8–1164 Filed 1–23–08; 8:45 am] 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room requirements manual (MRM) by
BILLING CODE 4910–13–P W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., incorporating procedures for repetitive
Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. functional tests of the pilot input lever
and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, of the pitch feel simulator (PFS) units.
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION except Federal holidays. That AD also requires new repetitive
For service information identified in functional tests of the pilot input lever
Federal Aviation Administration this AD, contact Bombardier, Inc., of the PFS unit, and corrective actions
Canadair, Aerospace Group, P.O. Box if necessary; and after initiating the new
14 CFR Part 39 6087, Station Centre-ville, Montreal, tests, requires removal of the existing
[Docket No. FAA–2008–0047; Directorate Quebec H3C 3G9, Canada. procedures for the repetitive functional
Identifier 2007–NM–295–AD]
Examining the AD Docket tests from the MRM. That AD resulted
from a report that the shear pin located
RIN 2120–AA64 You may examine the AD docket on in the input lever of two PFS units
the Internet at http:// failed due to fatigue. We issued that AD
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier
www.regulations.gov; or in person at the to prevent undetected failure of the
Model CL–600–2B19 (Regional Jet
Docket Management Facility between 9 shear pin of both PFS units
Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through simultaneously, which could result in
AGENCY: Federal Aviation Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD loss of pitch feel forces and consequent
Administration (FAA), Department of docket contains this proposed AD, the reduced control of the airplane.
Transportation (DOT). regulatory evaluation, any comments
ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking received, and other information. The Relevant Service Information
(NPRM). street address for the Docket Office AD 2006–05–11 R1 cited Bombardier
(telephone 800–647–5527) is in the Alert Service Bulletin A601R–27–144,
SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to ADDRESSES section. Comments will be Revision A, dated February 14, 2006, as
supersede an existing airworthiness available in the AD docket shortly after the appropriate source of service
directive (AD) that applies to certain receipt. information for the functional tests and
Bombardier Model CL–600–2B19 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dan associated corrective actions and
(Regional Jet Series 100 & 400) Parrillo, Aerospace Engineer, Systems reporting requirements. Since we issued
airplanes. The existing AD currently and Flight Test Branch, ANE–172, New that AD, Bombardier has revised the
requires revising the airworthiness York Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, service bulletin. Revision B, dated
limitations section of the Instructions 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, December 20, 2006, revises the column
for Continued Airworthiness of the Westbury, New York 11590; telephone check procedures by specifying ambient
maintenance requirements manual 516–228–7305; fax 516–794–5531. temperature conditions for performing
(MRM) by incorporating procedures for SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: the check. Remaining actions are
repetitive functional tests of the pilot unchanged.
input lever of the pitch feel simulator Comments Invited Revision B of the service bulletin
(PFS) units. That AD also requires new We invite you to send any written contains an additional requirement. So
repetitive functional tests of the pilot relevant data, views, or arguments about we must supersede AD 2006–05–11 R1
input lever of the PFS unit, and this proposed AD. Send your comments to require the revised procedures
corrective actions if necessary; and after to an address listed under the specified in Revision B of the service
initiating the new tests, requires ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. bulletin.
removal of the existing procedures for FAA–2008–0047; Directorate Identifier
the repetitive functional tests from the 2007–NM–295–AD’’ at the beginning of FAA’s Determination and Requirements
MRM. This new action would require your comments. We specifically invite of the Proposed AD
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revised procedures for the functional comments on the overall regulatory, These airplanes are manufactured in
tests. This proposed AD results from a economic, environmental, and energy Canada and are type certificated for
report that the shear pin located in the aspects of this proposed AD. We will operation in the United States under the
input lever of two PFS units failed due consider all comments received by the provisions of section 21.29 of the
to fatigue. We are proposing this AD to closing date and may amend this Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR
prevent undetected failure of the shear proposed AD because of those 21.29) and the applicable bilateral
pins of both PFS units simultaneously, comments. airworthiness agreement. Pursuant to

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