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determined that prior public notice and DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Examining the Docket
comment are unnecessary and
impracticable, and good cause exists for Federal Aviation Administration You may examine the airworthiness
adopting these special conditions upon directive (AD) docket on the Internet at
issuance. The FAA is requesting 14 CFR Part 39 http://dms.dot.gov or in person at the
Docket Management Facility office
comments to allow interested persons to [Docket No. FAA–2005–21028; Directorate between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday
submit views that may not have been Identifier 2004–NM–238–AD; Amendment
39–14601; AD 2006–10–17]
through Friday, except Federal holidays.
submitted in response to the prior The Docket Management Facility office
opportunities for comment described RIN 2120–AA64 (telephone (800) 647–5227) is located on
above. the plaza level of the Nassif Building at
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing the street address stated in the
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 23 Model 737–600, –700, –700C, –800, and ADDRESSES section.
Aircraft, Aviation safety, Signs and –900 Series Airplanes
Discussion
symbols. AGENCY: Federal Aviation
Citation Administration (FAA), Department of The FAA issued a notice of proposed
Transportation (DOT). rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR
The authority citation for these ACTION: Final rule. part 39 to include an AD that would
special conditions is as follows: apply to certain Boeing Model 737–600,
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new –700, –700C, –800, and –900 series
Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113 and airworthiness directive (AD) for certain
44701; 14 CFR 21.16 and 21.101; and 14 CFR
airplanes. That NPRM was published in
Boeing Model 737–600, –700, –700C, the Federal Register on April 27, 2005
11.38 and 11.19. –800, and –900 series airplanes. This (70 FR 21689). That NPRM proposed to
The Special Conditions AD requires replacing brackets that hold require replacing brackets that hold the
the P5 panel to the airplane structure, P5 panel to the airplane structure, the
Accordingly, pursuant to the the standby compass bracket assembly, standby compass bracket assembly, the
authority delegated to me by the the generator drive and standby power generator drive and standby power
Administrator, the following special module, and the air conditioning module, and the air conditioning
conditions are issued as part of the type module. This AD also requires, among module. That NPRM also proposed to
certification basis for the Pilatus PC–12, other actions, inspecting for wire length require, among other actions, inspecting
PC–12/45, and PC–12/47 airplanes and for damage of the connectors and for wire length and for damage of the
modified by IS&S to add dual EFIS the wire bundles, and doing applicable connectors and the wire bundles, and
installations. corrective actions if necessary. This AD doing applicable corrective actions if
results from an electrical burning smell necessary.
1. Protection of Electrical and in the flight compartment. We are
Electronic Systems From High Intensity issuing this AD to prevent wire bundles New Relevant Service Information
Radiated Fields (HIRF). Each system from contacting the overhead dripshield
that performs critical functions must be Since the issuance of the NPRM, we
panel and modules in the P5 overhead
designed and installed to ensure that the have reviewed Revision 2 of Boeing
panel, which could result in electrical
operations, and operational capabilities Service Bulletin 737–24A1141, dated
arcing and shorting of the electrical
of these systems to perform critical December 1, 2005 (Revision 1 of the
connector and consequent loss of
functions, are not adversely affected service bulletin was referenced in the
several critical systems essential for safe
when the airplane is exposed to high NPRM as the appropriate source of
flight.
intensity radiated electromagnetic fields service information for doing certain
DATES: This AD becomes effective June proposed actions). Revision 2 updates
external to the airplane. 22, 2006. multiple figures to correct typographical
2. For the purpose of these special The Director of the Federal Register errors in the graphics or in the task or
conditions, the following definition approved the incorporation by reference flag note tables. Revision 2 also moves
applies: of certain publications listed in the AD a certain group of airplanes from one
as of June 22, 2006. figure to another. The procedures in
Critical Functions: Functions whose
ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD Revision 2 are essentially identical to
failure would contribute to, or cause, a
docket on the Internet at http:// those in Revision 1. No more work is
failure condition that would prevent the
dms.dot.gov or in person at the Docket necessary on airplanes changed as
continued safe flight and landing of the Management Facility, U.S. Department
airplane. shown in Revision 1 of the service
of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, bulletin. Therefore, we have revised
Issued in Kansas City, Missouri on May 10, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL–401, paragraph (f) of this AD to refer to
2006. Washington, DC. Revision 2 as the appropriate source of
David R. Showers, Contact Boeing Commercial service information for doing the
Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Airplanes, P.O. Box 3707, Seattle, required inspection, replacements,
Aircraft Certification Service. Washington 98124–2207, for service wiring changes, and corrective actions if
[FR Doc. 06–4624 Filed 5–17–06; 8:45 am]
information identified in this AD. necessary. We also have revised the
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: applicability to refer to Revision 2 as the
BILLING CODE 4910–13–P
Binh Tran, Aerospace Engineer, Systems appropriate source of service
and Equipment Branch, ANM–130S, information for determining the affected
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FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification airplanes. In addition, we have added a


Office, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, new paragraph (g) to the AD (and
Washington 98055–4056; telephone redesignated subsequent paragraphs) to
(425) 917–6485; fax (425) 917–6590. give operators credit for doing the
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: actions required by paragraph (f) before

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the effective date of this AD in We partially agree. We agree with the replacements, inspections, and
accordance with Revision 1. ATA of America, Inc., and Delta Air modifications in ‘‘Costs of Compliance’’
Lines that there are several errors in of the NPRM be aligned with the total
Comments
Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737– task hours specified in Boeing Alert
We provided the public the 24A1141, Revision 1, but do not agree Service Bulletin 737–24A1141, Revision
opportunity to participate in the to revise the AD as suggested by them. 1. Continental Airlines also points out
development of this AD. We have As discussed previously in ‘‘New that the cure time (eight hours) and the
considered the comments received. Relevant Service Information,’’ we have time for retermination of connectors are
reviewed Boeing Service Bulletin 737– not included in the total task hours in
Support for NPRM 24A1141, Revision 2, and have revised the service bulletin.
AirTran Airways and The Boeing this AD to refer to that revision as an We do not agree. The ‘‘Costs of
Company support the NRPM. appropriate source of service Compliance’’ describes only the direct
information for the actions required by costs of the actions required by this AD.
Requests To Extend Compliance Time paragraph (f) of this AD. Based on the best data available, The
The Air Transport Association (ATA) Boeing Company provided 16 or 18
Request To Refer to Original Issue of work hours (depending on airplane
of America, Inc., on behalf of one of its Service Bulletin
members (American Airlines), and configuration) for doing the required
Continental Airlines request that the The ATA of America, Inc., on behalf inspection, replacements, and wiring
compliance time specified in paragraph of one of its members (Delta Air Lines), changes; provided 2 work hours for
(f) of the NPRM be extended. requests that we refer to the original doing the required modification of the
Continental Airlines states that a release of Boeing Component Service generator drive and standby power
compliance time of 36 months is Bulletin 69–37319–21–02, dated March module assembly; and provided 1 work
necessary, because of the large number 15, 2001, in paragraph (g)(2) of the hour for doing the required modification
of work hours specified in Boeing Alert NPRM (redesignated as paragraph (h)(2) of the air conditioning module
Service Bulletin 737–24A1141, Revision in this AD) as an acceptable means of assembly. These numbers represent the
1, for doing the examination, change, compliance with the proposed time necessary to perform only the
and retermination if necessary. modification, if the modification actions actually required by this AD. We
American Airlines states that a specified in the original release was recognize that, in doing the actions
compliance time of 48 months is done before the effective date of the AD. required by an AD, operators may incur
necessary to align with heavy Delta Air Lines notes that Revision 1 of incidental costs in addition to the direct
maintenance schedules and to avoid an the component service bulletin, which costs. The cost analysis in AD
unnecessary financial burden. is cited in paragraph (g)(2) as the rulemaking actions, however, typically
appropriate source of service does not include incidental costs such
We agree that the compliance time in
information, states, ‘‘No more work is as the time required to gain access and
paragraph (f) of this AD can be extended
necessary on components changed as close up, time necessary for planning, or
somewhat. We intended to require the
shown on the initial release of this time necessitated by other
inspection, replacements, wiring
service bulletin.’’ administrative actions. Those incidental
change, and retermination if necessary
We do not agree. We have confirmed costs, which may vary significantly
at intervals that would coincide with
with The Boeing Company that the among operators, are almost impossible
regularly scheduled maintenance visits
statement above in Revision 1 of the to calculate.
for the majority of the affected fleet, In addition, the economic analysis of
component service bulletin is incorrect.
when the airplanes would be located at an AD is limited to the cost of actions
More work is necessary on components
a base where special equipment and that are actually required. The economic
changed as shown in the original issue
trained personnel would be readily analysis does not consider the costs of
of the component service bulletin. The
available, if necessary. Based on the conditional actions, such as repairing
Boeing Company has issued Information
information supplied by the operators, damaged wire bundles detected during
Notice 69–37319–21–02 IN 03 to inform
we have determined that 36 months a required inspection. Such conditional
operators of this error. Therefore, we
corresponds more closely to the interval repairs would be required—regardless of
have made no change to the AD in this
representative of most of the affected AD direction—to correct an unsafe
regard.
operators’ heavy maintenance condition identified in an airplane and
schedules. We have revised paragraph Request To Verify Parts Availability to ensure that the airplane is operated
(f) of the AD accordingly. We do not Alaska Airlines finds the proposed in an airworthy condition, as required
consider that this extension will actions and the 24-month compliance by the Federal Aviation Regulations.
adversely affect safety. time acceptable provided that the kits Therefore, we have made no change to
Request for an Alternative Method of for parts for the modification are readily this AD in this regard.
Compliance (AMOC) available during that period of time.
From this comment, we infer that Clarification of Alternative Method of
The ATA of America, Inc., on behalf Alaska Airlines is requesting that we Compliance (AMOC) Paragraph
of one of its members (Delta Air Lines), verify whether parts will be available for We have revised this action to clarify
states that there are a number of errors doing the modifications within the the appropriate procedure for notifying
in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737– proposed compliance time. The Boeing the principal inspector before using any
24A1141, Revision 1, and requests that Company has informed us that there are approved AMOC on any airplane to
we approve corrections made to the sufficient parts available for doing the which the AMOC applies.
service bulletin as an AMOC for the required modification within the
Conclusion
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corresponding proposed actions in the compliance time.


NPRM. Delta Air Lines states that other We have carefully reviewed the
errors have been identified in Boeing Request To Revise Work Hour Estimate available data, including the comments
Information Notice 69–37319–21–02 IN Continental Airlines requests that the received, and determined that air safety
02. work hour estimates for the and the public interest require adopting

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the AD with the changes described that is likely to exist or develop on airplanes, certificated in any category; as
previously. We have determined that products identified in this rulemaking identified in Boeing Service Bulletin 737–
these changes will neither increase the action. 24A1141, Revision 2, dated December 1,
economic burden on any operator nor 2005.
Regulatory Findings
increase the scope of the AD. Unsafe Condition
We have determined that this AD will (d) This AD results from an electrical
Costs of Compliance not have federalism implications under burning smell in the flight compartment. We
There are about 740 airplanes of the Executive Order 13132. This AD will are issuing this AD to prevent wire bundles
affected design in the worldwide fleet not have a substantial direct effect on from contacting the overhead dripshield
and 333 affected airplanes on the U.S. the States, on the relationship between panel and modules in the P5 overhead panel,
register. the national government and the States, which could result in electrical arcing and
For all airplanes, the required or on the distribution of power and shorting of the electrical connector and
inspection, replacements, and wiring responsibilities among the various consequent loss of several critical systems
change will take about 16 or 18 work levels of government. essential for safe flight.
hours per airplane (depending on For the reasons discussed above, I Compliance
airplane configuration), at an average certify that this AD:
labor rate of $65 per work hour. (e) You are responsible for having the
(1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory actions required by this AD performed within
Required parts will cost about $10,231 action’’ under Executive Order 12866; the compliance times specified, unless the
or $11,139 per airplane (depending on (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under actions have already been done.
the kit). Based on these figures, the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures
estimated cost of the replacements and (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and Inspection/Replacements/Wiring Changes/
inspections required by this AD for U.S. (3) Will not have a significant Corrective Actions
operators is between $3,753,243 and economic impact, positive or negative, (f) Within 36 months after the effective
$4,098,897, or between $11,271 and on a substantial number of small entities date of this AD, do the actions in paragraphs
$12,309 per airplane. under the criteria of the Regulatory (f)(1) through (f)(5) of this AD by
For certain airplanes, the modification Flexibility Act. accomplishing all the applicable actions
of the generator drive and standby We prepared a regulatory evaluation specified in the Accomplishment
power module assembly will take about Instructions of Boeing Service Bulletin 737–
of the estimated costs to comply with
2 work hours per airplane, at an average 24A1141, Revision 2, dated December 1,
this AD and placed it in the AD docket. 2005. Any applicable corrective actions must
labor rate of $65 per work hour. The See the ADDRESSES section for a location be done before further flight.
airplane manufacturer states that it will to examine the regulatory evaluation. (1) Replace the five brackets that hold the
supply required parts to operators at no P5 panel to the airplane structure with new
cost. Based on these figures, the List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39
brackets;
estimated cost of this modification Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation (2) Do a general visual inspection for wire
required by this AD is $130 per safety, Incorporation by reference, length and damage of the connectors and the
airplane. Safety. wire bundles, and applicable corrective
For certain other airplanes, the actions;
modification of the air conditioning Adoption of the Amendment (3) Make wiring changes;
module assembly will take about 1 work ■ Accordingly, under the authority (4) Replace the standby compass bracket
hour per airplane, at an average labor delegated to me by the Administrator, assembly with a new assembly; and
rate of $65 per work hour. The airplane (5) Replace the stud assemblies with new
the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as assemblies.
manufacturer states that it will supply follows:
required parts to operators at no cost. Note 1: For the purposes of this AD, a
Based on these figures, the estimated PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS general visual inspection is: ‘‘A visual
cost of this modification required by examination of an interior or exterior area,
DIRECTIVES
this AD is $65 per airplane. installation, or assembly to detect obvious
■ 1. The authority citation for part 39 damage, failure, or irregularity. This level of
Authority for This Rulemaking continues to read as follows: inspection is made from within touching
Title 49 of the United States Code distance unless otherwise specified. A mirror
Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. may be necessary to ensure visual access to
specifies the FAA’s authority to issue
§ 39.13 [Amended] all surfaces in the inspection area. This level
rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, of inspection is made under normally
section 106, describes the authority of ■ 2. The Federal Aviation available lighting conditions such as
the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Administration (FAA) amends § 39.13 daylight, hangar lighting, flashlight, or
Aviation Programs, describes in more by adding the following new droplight and may require removal or
detail the scope of the Agency’s airworthiness directive (AD): opening of access panels or doors. Stands,
authority. ladders, or platforms may be required to gain
We are issuing this rulemaking under 2006–10–17 Boeing: Amendment 39–14601. proximity to the area being checked.’’
Docket No. FAA–2005–21028;
the authority described in subtitle VII, Directorate Identifier 2004–NM–238–AD. (g) Actions done before the effective date
part A, subpart III, section 44701, of this AD in accordance with Boeing Alert
‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that Effective Date Service Bulletin 737–24A1141, Revision 1,
section, Congress charges the FAA with (a) This AD becomes effective June 22, dated December 23, 2004, are acceptable for
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in 2006. compliance with the requirements of
air commerce by prescribing regulations paragraph (f) of this AD.
Affected ADs
for practices, methods, and procedures Concurrent Requirements
(b) None.
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the Administrator finds necessary for (h) Before or concurrently with the
safety in air commerce. This regulation Applicability requirements of paragraph (f) of this AD, do
is within the scope of that authority (c) This AD applies to Boeing Model 737– the applicable action specified in Table 1 of
because it addresses an unsafe condition 600, –700, –700C, –800, and –900 series this AD.

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TABLE 1.—CONCURRENT REQUIREMENTS


For airplanes identified in Boeing Component Action
Service Bulletin—

(1) 233A3205–24–01, dated July 26, 2001 ........ Modify the generator drive and standby power module assembly in accordance with the Ac-
complishment Instructions of the service bulletin.

(2) 69–37319–21–02, Revision 1, August 30, Modify the air conditioning module assembly in accordance with the Accomplishment Instruc-
2001. tions of the service bulletin.

Alternative Methods of Compliance Flight Standards Certificate Holding District Seattle, Washington 98124–2207, for a copy
(AMOCs) Office. of this service information. You may review
copies at the Docket Management Facility,
(i)(1) The Manager, Seattle Aircraft Material Incorporated by Reference U.S. Department of Transportation, 400
Certification Office, FAA, has the authority to (j) You must use the applicable service Seventh Street, SW., Room PL–401, Nassif
approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested in information identified in Table 2 of this AD Building, Washington, DC; on the Internet at
accordance with the procedures found in 14 to perform the actions that are required by http://dms.dot.gov; or at the National
CFR 39.19. this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. Archives and Records Administration
(2) Before using any AMOC approved in The Director of the Federal Register approved (NARA). For information on the availability
accordance with § 39.19 on any airplane to the incorporation by reference of these of this material at the NARA, call (202) 741–
which the AMOC applies, notify the documents in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/
appropriate principal inspector in the FAA 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. Contact Boeing federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/
Commercial Airplanes, P.O. Box 3707, ibr_locations.html.

TABLE 2.—MATERIAL INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE


Service bulletin Revision level Date

(1) Boeing Component Service Bulletin 233A3205–24–01 .............................................................. Original Issue ......... July 26, 2001.

(2) Boeing Component Service Bulletin 69–37319–21–02 .............................................................. 1 ............................. August 30, 2001.

(3) Boeing Service Bulletin 737–24A1141 ........................................................................................ 2 ............................. December 1, 2005.

Issued in Renton, Washington, on May 8, connecting rods, part number (P/N) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA
2006. AEL11750, installed. The Airmotive proposed to amend 14 CFR part 39 with
Ali Bahrami, Engineering Corp, Division of Engine a proposed airworthiness directive (AD).
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Components Incorporated (ECi), holds The proposed AD applies to Lycoming
Aircraft Certification Service. the Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) Engines (formerly Textron Lycoming)
[FR Doc. 06–4595 Filed 5–17–06; 8:45 am] for the affected parts, and markets the 360 and 540 series reciprocating engines
BILLING CODE 4910–13–P parts as ECi parts. This AD requires with ECi connecting rods, part number
replacing certain lot and serial (P/N) AEL11750, installed. We
numbered connecting rods, P/N published the proposed AD in the
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AEL11750, having forging part number Federal Register on October 5, 2005 (70
AEL11488. This AD would also prohibit FR 58103). That action proposed to
Federal Aviation Administration installing certain ECi connecting rods, require replacing certain lot and serial
P/N AEL11750, into any Lycoming 360 numbered connecting rods, P/N
14 CFR Part 39 or 540 series reciprocating engines. This AEL11750, having forging part number
[Docket No. FAA–2005–21331; Directorate AD results from reports of connecting AEL11488. That action would also
Identifier 2005–NE–07–AD; Amendment 39– rods with excessive variation in prohibit installing certain ECi
14605; AD 2006–10–21] circularity of the journal bores. We are connecting rods, P/N AEL11750, into
issuing this AD to prevent fatigue failure any Lycoming 360 or 540 series
RIN 2120–AA64 of the connecting rod and a possible reciprocating engines.
Airworthiness Directives; Engine uncommanded shutdown of the engine.
Components Incorporated (ECi) DATES: This AD becomes effective June Examining the AD Docket
Reciprocating Engine Connecting 22, 2006. You may examine the docket that
Rods ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD contains the AD, any comments
AGENCY: Federal Aviation docket on the Internet at http:// received, and any final disposition in
Administration (FAA), Department of dms.dot.gov or in Room PL–401 on the person at the Docket Management
Transportation (DOT). plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Facility Docket Offices between 9 a.m.
Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday,
ACTION: Final rule.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: except Federal holidays. The Docket
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SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new Peter Hakala, Aerospace Engineer, Office (telephone (800) 647–5227) is
airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Special Certification Office, FAA, located on the plaza level of the
Lycoming Engines (formerly Textron Rotorcraft Directorate, 2601 Meacham Department of Transportation Nassif
Lycoming) 360 and 540 series Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76193; telephone Building at the street address stated in
reciprocating engines with ECi (817) 222–5145; fax (817) 222–5785. ADDRESSES. Comments will be available

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