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Proposed Rules Federal Register


Vol. 71, No. 12

Thursday, January 19, 2006

This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER • DOT Docket Web site: Go to business, labor union, etc.). You may
contains notices to the public of the proposed http://dms.dot.gov and follow the review the DOT’s complete Privacy Act
issuance of rules and regulations. The instructions for sending your comments Statement in the Federal Register
purpose of these notices is to give interested electronically. published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR
persons an opportunity to participate in the • Government-wide rulemaking Web 19477–78), or you may visit http://
rule making prior to the adoption of the final
site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov dms.dot.gov.
rules.
and follow the instructions for sending
Examining the Docket
your comments electronically.
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION • Mail: Docket Management Facility, You may examine the AD docket on
U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov, or in
Federal Aviation Administration Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, person at the Docket Management
room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590. Facility office between 9 a.m. and 5
14 CFR Part 39 • Fax: (202) 493–2251. p.m., Monday through Friday, except
• Hand Delivery: Room PL–401 on Federal holidays. The Docket
[Docket No. FAA–2006–23633; Directorate Management Facility office (telephone
Identifier 2005–NM–242–AD]
the plaza level of the Nassif Building,
400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, (800) 647–5227) is located on the plaza
RIN 2120–AA64 DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday level of the Nassif Building at the DOT
through Friday, except Federal holidays. street address stated in the ADDRESSES
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model Contact Sogerma-Services, 109–17303 section. Comments will be available in
A318–100 and A319–100 Series Rochefort, Cedex, France; and Messier- the AD docket shortly after the Docket
Airplanes; Model A320–111 Airplanes; Bugatti, 45 Avenue Victor Hugo, 93538 Management System receives them.
Model A320–200, A321–200, A330–200, Aubervilleirs, Cedex, France; for service
A330–300, A340–200, and A340–300 Discussion
information identified in this proposed
Series Airplanes; Model A340–541 AD. The Direction Générale de l’Aviation
Airplanes; and Model A340–642 Civile (DGAC), which is the
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dan
Airplanes; Equipped With Certain airworthiness authority for France,
Rodina, Aerospace Engineer, notified us that an unsafe condition may
Sogerma-Services Powered Seats
International Branch, ANM–116, exist on certain Airbus Model A318–100
AGENCY: Federal Aviation Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, and A319–100 series airplanes; Model
Administration (FAA), Department of 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, A320–111 airplanes; Model A320–200,
Transportation (DOT). Washington 98055–4056; telephone A321–200, A330–200, A330–300, A340–
ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (425) 227–2125; fax (425) 227–1149. 200, and A340–300 series airplanes;
(NPRM). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Model A340–541 airplanes; and Model
SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to adopt a Comments Invited A340–642 airplanes; equipped with
new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Sogerma-Services pilot’s and co-
We invite you to submit any relevant pilot’s seats. The DGAC advises that,
certain Airbus transport category written data, views, or arguments during overhaul of the pilot’s and co-
airplanes. This proposed AD would regarding this proposed AD. Send your pilot’s seats, repair stations found heavy
require inspecting to determine if a comments to an address listed in the wear at the driving gear of the rotor
certain actuator is installed in the pilot’s ADDRESSES section. Include the docket shaft end of the electrical driven motor
or co-pilot’s seat, and doing applicable number ‘‘FAA–2006–23633; Directorate on certain actuators. The electrical
corrective actions if necessary. For Identifier 2005–NM–242–AD’’ at the driven motor controls the horizontal
certain actuators, the proposed AD also beginning of your comments. We and vertical movements of the seats.
would require replacing rotors on both specifically invite comments on the Investigation revealed that a
vertical and horizontal movements with overall regulatory, economic, manufacturing process error resulted in
new rotors, and replacing the clutch cap environmental, and energy aspects of a batch of defective rotor shafts on
with a new cap. This proposed AD the proposed AD. We will consider all certain actuators. This condition, if not
results from a report of heavy wear at comments received by the closing date corrected, could result in
the driving gear of the rotor shaft end of and may amend the proposed AD in uncommanded movement of the pilot’s
the electrical driven motor on certain light of those comments. or co-pilot’s seat during takeoff or
actuators of the pilot’s and co-pilot’s We will post all comments we landing, which could result in
seats. We are proposing this AD to receive, without change, to http:// interference with the operation of the
prevent uncommanded movement of the dms.dot.gov, including any personal airplane and consequent temporary loss
pilot’s or co-pilot’s seat during takeoff or information you provide. We will also of airplane control.
landing, which could result in post a report summarizing each
interference with the operation of the substantive verbal contact with FAA Relevant Service Information
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airplane and consequent temporary loss personnel concerning this proposed AD. Sogerma-Services has issued Service
of airplane control. Using the search function of that Web Bulletin TAAI1–25–617, dated February
DATES: We must receive comments on site, anyone can find and read the 1, 2005. The service bulletin describes
this proposed AD by February 21, 2006. comments in any of our dockets, procedures for inspecting to determine
ADDRESSES: Use one of the following including the name of the individual if a certain actuator is installed in the
addresses to submit comments on this who sent the comment (or signed the pilot’s or co-pilot’s seat, and doing
proposed AD. comment on behalf of an association, applicable corrective actions if

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necessary. The corrective actions We are issuing this rulemaking under Comments Due Date
include: the authority described in Subtitle VII, (a) The FAA must receive comments on
• Replacing certain actuators with Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701, this AD action by February 21, 2006.
new actuators; ‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that Affected ADs
• Installing a new identification label section, Congress charges the FAA with
for any replaced actuator; and (b) None.
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in
• Installing a new amendment label air commerce by prescribing regulations Applicability
and writing the new amendment on it. for practices, methods, and procedures (c) This AD applies to the airplanes
Messier-Bugatti has issued Service the Administrator finds necessary for identified in table 1 of this AD, certificated
Bulletins 4136290004–25–05 and safety in air commerce. This regulation in any category; equipped with any Sogerma-
4136290005–25–02, both dated April is within the scope of that authority Services pilot or co-pilot seat identified in
2005. For certain airplanes, the service because it addresses an unsafe condition Sogerma-Services Service Bulletin TAAI1–
bulletins describe procedures for that is likely to exist or develop on 25–617, dated February 1, 2005, excluding
replacing rotors on both vertical and any seat having part number (P/N) TAAI3–
products identified in this rulemaking 03PE00–01, TAAI3–03PE01–01, TAAI3–
horizontal movements with new rotors, action. 03CE00–01, and TAAI3–03CE01–01, with a
and replacing the clutch cap with a new serial number (S/N) higher than 791, on
cap. Regulatory Findings
which the actuator has been replaced after
Accomplishing the actions specified We have determined that this the date of issuance of the original standard
in the service information is intended to proposed AD would not have federalism airworthiness certificate or date of issuance
adequately address the unsafe implications under Executive Order of the original export certificate of
condition. The DGAC mandated the 13132. This proposed AD would not airworthiness.
service information and issued French have a substantial direct effect on the
airworthiness directive F–2005–164, States, on the relationship between the TABLE 1.—APPLICABILITY
dated September 28, 2005, to ensure the national Government and the States, or
on the distribution of power and Airbus model
continued airworthiness of these
airplanes in France. responsibilities among the various (1) A318–111 and –112 airplanes.
levels of government. (2) A319–111, –112, –113, –114, –115,
FAA’s Determination and Requirements For the reasons discussed above, I –131, –132, and –133 airplanes.
of the Proposed AD certify that the proposed regulation: (3) A320–111 airplanes.
These airplane models are 1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory (4) A320–211, –212, –214, –231, –232, and
manufactured in France and are type action’’ under Executive Order 12866; –233 airplanes.
certificated for operation in the United 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the (5) A321–211 and –231 airplanes.
States under the provisions of section DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (6) A330–201, –202, –203, –223, and –243
21.29 of the Federal Aviation (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and airplanes.
3. Will not have a significant (7) A330–301, –321, –322, –323, –341,
Regulations (14 CFR 21.29) and the –342, and –343 airplanes.
applicable bilateral airworthiness economic impact, positive or negative,
(8) A340–211, –212, and –213 airplanes.
agreement. Pursuant to this bilateral on a substantial number of small entities
(9) A340–311, –312, and –313 airplanes.
airworthiness agreement, the DGAC has under the criteria of the Regulatory (10) A340–541 airplanes.
kept the FAA informed of the situation Flexibility Act. (11) A340–642 airplanes.
described above. We have examined the We prepared a regulatory evaluation
DGAC’s findings, evaluated all pertinent of the estimated costs to comply with Unsafe Condition
information, and determined that we this proposed AD and placed it in the
(d) This AD results from a report of heavy
need to issue an AD for airplanes of this AD docket. See the ADDRESSES section wear at the driving gear of the rotor shaft end
type design that are certificated for for a location to examine the regulatory of the electrical driven motor on certain
operation in the United States. evaluation. actuators of the pilot’s and co-pilot’s seats.
Therefore, we are proposing this AD, We are issuing this AD to prevent
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39
uncommanded movement of the pilot’s or co-
which would require accomplishing the
Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation pilot’s seat during takeoff or landing, which
actions specified in the service could result in interference with the
safety, Safety.
information described previously. operation of the airplane and consequent
The Proposed Amendment temporary loss of airplane control.
Costs of Compliance
Accordingly, under the authority Compliance
This proposed AD would affect about delegated to me by the Administrator,
743 airplanes of U.S. registry. The (e) You are responsible for having the
the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part actions required by this AD performed within
proposed inspection would take about 1 39 as follows:
work hour per airplane, at an average the compliance times specified, unless the
actions have already been done.
labor rate of $65 per work hour. Based PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS
on these figures, the estimated cost of DIRECTIVES Inspection for the P/N of the Actuator
the proposed AD for U.S. operators is (f) Within 56 months after the effective
$48,295, or $65 per airplane. 1. The authority citation for part 39 date of this AD, inspect to determine if an
continues to read as follows: actuator identified in table 2 of this AD is
Authority for This Rulemaking installed in the pilot’s or co-pilot’s seat, in
Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701.
Title 49 of the United States Code accordance with paragraph D.,
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specifies the FAA’s authority to issue § 39.13 [Amended] ‘‘DESCRIPTION’’ of Sogerma-Services


rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, 2. The Federal Aviation Service Bulletin TAAI1–25–617, dated
Administration (FAA) amends § 39.13 February 1, 2005. If any actuator identified in
Section 106, describes the authority of table 2 of this AD is found installed, within
the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, by adding the following new
56 months after the effective date of this AD,
Aviation Programs, describes in more airworthiness directive (AD): do the applicable corrective actions in
detail the scope of the Agency’s Airbus: Docket No. FAA–2006–23633; accordance with paragraph 3., ‘‘OPERATING
authority. Directorate Identifier 2005–NM–242–AD. INSTRUCTIONS,’’ of the service bulletin.

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TABLE 2.—AFFECTED ACTUATORS SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to adopt a the proposed AD. We will consider all
new airworthiness directive (AD) for comments received by the closing date
Manufacturer Actuator P/N certain Aerospatiale Model ATR42 and may amend the proposed AD in
airplanes and Model ATR72 airplanes. light of those comments.
(1) Messier-Bugatti ........... 4136290004 This proposed AD would require We will post all comments we
(2) Messier-Bugatti ........... 4136290005 installing protective ramps on trim
(3) Aviac ........................... 6147–6 receive, without change, to http://
(4) Artus ............................ AD8552502–1
panel 110VU; and inspecting the dms.dot.gov, including any personal
protective guard of the standby pitch information you provide. We will also
Concurrent Replacements trim switch to determine if it is missing, post a report summarizing each
damaged, or ineffective, and doing the substantive verbal contact with FAA
(g) For Messier-Bugatti actuators identified
corrective action if necessary. This personnel concerning this proposed AD.
in table 2 of this AD: Concurrently with the
applicable corrective action required by proposed AD results from a finding that Using the search function of that Web
paragraph (f) of this AD, replace the rotors on the protective guard of the standby pitch site, anyone can find and read the
both vertical and horizontal movements with trim switch, which is installed on the comments in any of our dockets,
new rotors, and replace the clutch cap with center pedestal, could be damaged or including the name of the individual
a new cap, in accordance with Messier- missing. We are proposing this AD to who sent the comment (or signed the
Bugatti Service Bulletin 4136290004–25–05 prevent inadvertent activation of the comment on behalf of an association,
or 4136290005–25–02, both dated April standby pitch trim, which could result business, labor union, etc.). You may
2005, as applicable. in pitch trim runaway and consequent review the DOT’s complete Privacy Act
Parts Installation reduced controllability of the airplane. Statement in the Federal Register
(h) After the effective date of this AD, no DATES: We must receive comments on published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR
actuator identified in table 2 of this AD may this proposed AD by February 21, 2006. 19477–78), or you may visit http://
be installed on any airplane. ADDRESSES: Use one of the following dms.dot.gov.
Alternative Methods of Compliance addresses to submit comments on this Examining the Docket
(AMOCs) proposed AD.
(i)(1) The Manager, International Branch, • DOT Docket Web site: Go to You may examine the AD docket on
ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, http://dms.dot.gov and follow the the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov, or in
FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs instructions for sending your comments person at the Docket Management
for this AD, if requested in accordance with electronically. Facility office between 9 a.m. and 5
the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. • Government-wide rulemaking Web p.m., Monday through Friday, except
(2) Before using any AMOC approved in site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov Federal holidays. The Docket
accordance with § 39.19 on any airplane to and follow the instructions for sending Management Facility office (telephone
which the AMOC applies, notify the your comments electronically. (800) 647–5227) is located on the plaza
appropriate principal inspector in the FAA • Mail: Docket Management Facility, level of the Nassif Building at the DOT
Flight Standards Certificate Holding District
Office.
U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 street address stated in the ADDRESSES
Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, section. Comments will be available in
Related Information room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590. the AD docket shortly after the Docket
(j) French airworthiness directive F–2005– • Fax: (202) 493–2251. Management System receives them.
164, issued September 28, 2005, also • Hand Delivery: Room PL–401 on
addresses the subject of this AD. the plaza level of the Nassif Building, Discussion
Issued in Renton, Washington, on January 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, The Direction Générale de l’Aviation
10, 2006. DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday Civile (DGAC), which is the
Ali Bahrami, through Friday, except Federal holidays. airworthiness authority for France,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Contact Aerospatiale, 316 Route de notified us that an unsafe condition may
Aircraft Certification Service. Bayonne, 31060 Toulouse, Cedex 03, exist on certain Aerospatiale Model
[FR Doc. E6–532 Filed 1–18–06; 8:45 am] France, for service information ATR42 and Model ATR72 airplanes.
identified in this proposed AD. The DGAC advises that the protective
BILLING CODE 4910–13–P
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dan guard of the standby pitch trim switch
Rodina, Aerospace Engineer, (18CG), which is installed on the center
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION International Branch, ANM–116, FAA, pedestal, could be damaged or missing.
Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 In some cases, a damaged protective
Federal Aviation Administration Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington guard, even if engaged, may not prevent
98055–4056; telephone (425) 227–2125; inadvertent activation of the standby
14 CFR Part 39 fax (425) 227–1149. pitch trim. This condition, if not
[Docket No. FAA–2006–23635; Directorate SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: corrected, could result in pitch trim
Identifier 2005–NM–245–AD] runaway and consequent reduced
Comments Invited controllability of the airplane.
RIN 2120–AA64 We invite you to submit any relevant
Relevant Service Information
written data, views, or arguments
Airworthiness Directives; Aerospatiale regarding this proposed AD. Send your Aerospatiale has issued Avions de
Model ATR42 Airplanes and Model comments to an address listed in the Transport Regional Service Bulletin
ATR72 Airplanes
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ADDRESSES section. Include the docket ATR42–92–0010, Revision 1, dated


AGENCY: Federal Aviation number ‘‘FAA–2006–23635; Directorate March 11, 2003 (for Model ATR42
Administration (FAA), Department of Identifier 2005–NM–245–AD’’ at the airplanes); and Service Bulletin ATR72–
Transportation (DOT). beginning of your comments. We 92–1010, Revision 1, dated March 11,
ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking
specifically invite comments on the 2003 (for Model ATR72 airplanes). The
(NPRM). overall regulatory, economic, service bulletins describe the following
environmental, and energy aspects of procedures:

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