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frequency converters fail to shut off. We are www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr- FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
issuing this AD to prevent overheating of the locations.html. Nancy Marsh, Aerospace Engineer,
output wiring of the frequency converters, Issued in Renton, Washington, on Airframe Branch, ANM–120S, FAA,
which could result in the failure of a wire November 10, 2005. Seattle Aircraft Certification Office,
bundle and consequent adverse effects on
other systems sharing the affected wire Kalene C. Yanamura, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton,
bundle. Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Washington 98055–4056; telephone
Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. (425) 917–6440; fax (425) 917–6590.
Compliance
[FR Doc. 05–23054 Filed 11–22–05; 8:45 am] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
(e) You are responsible for having the BILLING CODE 4910–13–P
actions required by this AD performed within Examining the Docket
the compliance times specified, unless the
actions have already been done. You may examine the airworthiness
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION directive (AD) docket on the Internet at
Replace Frequency Converters http://dms.dot.gov or in person at the
(f) Within 18 months after the effective Federal Aviation Administration
Docket Management Facility office
date of this AD, do the actions specified in between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday
either paragraph (f)(1) or (f)(2) of this AD. 14 CFR Part 39
through Friday, except Federal holidays.
(1) Replace the frequency converters used
to supply power for medical and galley
[Docket No. FAA–2005–19682; Directorate The Docket Management Facility office
Identifier 2004–NM–88–AD; Amendment 39– (telephone (800) 647–5227) is located on
utility outlets with modified frequency
14383; AD 2005–24–03] the plaza level of the Nassif Building at
converters, and do any related actions, by
doing all of the actions specified in the RIN 2120–AA64 the street address stated in the
Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing ADDRESSES section.
Service Bulletin 767–25–0334, Revision 1, Airworthiness Directives; Boeing
dated June 19, 2003. Model 737–600, –700, –700C, and –800 Discussion
(2) Remove and deactivate the frequency Series Airplanes The FAA issued a notice of proposed
converters used to supply power for medical
and galley utility outlets, and cap and stow AGENCY: Federal Aviation rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR
the frequency converter wire bundles, in Administration (FAA), Department of part 39 to include an AD that would
accordance with B.1. through B.6. of the Transportation (DOT). apply to certain Boeing Model 737–600,
Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing –700, –700C, and –800 series airplanes.
ACTION: Final rule.
Service Bulletin 767–25–0334, Revision 1, That NPRM was published in the
dated June 19, 2003. As of the effective date SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new Federal Register on November 24, 2004
of this AD, no person may install a frequency airworthiness directive (AD) for certain (69 FR 68268). That NPRM proposed to
converter that has been removed and require inspecting/measuring the length
deactivated in accordance with this Boeing Model 737–600, –700, –700C,
paragraph, unless it is modified in and –800 series airplanes. This AD of the attachment fasteners between the
accordance with the Accomplishment requires inspecting/measuring the nacelle support fittings and the lower
Instructions of the service bulletin. length of the attachment fasteners wing skin panels, and related
between the nacelle support fittings and investigative/corrective actions if
Credit for Previous Service Bulletin necessary.
the lower wing skin panels, and related
(g) Actions done before the effective date investigative/corrective actions if
of this AD in accordance with Boeing Service Comments
necessary. This AD results from a report
Bulletin 767–25–0334, dated November 7, We provided the public the
2002, are acceptable for compliance with the from the manufacturer that in
requirements of paragraph (f) of this AD. production, during the installation of opportunity to participate in the
certain attachment fasteners for the development of this AD. We have
Alternative Methods of Compliance nacelle support fittings, only one considered the comments received.
(AMOCs) washer was installed instead of two. We
(h) The Manager, Seattle Aircraft Support for the NPRM
are issuing this AD to prevent
Certification Office (ACO), FAA, has the inadequate fastener clamp-up, which One commenter supports the actions
authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if could result in cracking of the fastener described in the NPRM.
requested in accordance with the procedures
found in 14 CFR 39.19.
holes, cracking along the lower wing Notice of Service Bulletin Revision
skin panels, fuel leaking from the wing
Material Incorporated by Reference fuel tanks onto the engines, and possible One commenter, the manufacturer,
(i) You must use Boeing Service Bulletin fire. notes that there is an error in the
767–25–0334, Revision 1, dated June 19, DATES: This AD becomes effective variable numbers listed in the effectivity
2003, to perform the actions that are required December 28, 2005. of Boeing Service Bulletin 737–57–1275,
by this AD, unless the AD specifies The Director of the Federal Register dated September 4, 2003 (which was
otherwise. The Director of the Federal referenced as the appropriate source of
Register approved the incorporation by
approved the incorporation by reference
reference of this document in accordance of a certain publication listed in the AD service information for accomplishing
with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. as of December 28, 2005. the proposed actions). The commenter
Contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, P.O. ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD states that this error is corrected in the
Box 3707, Seattle, Washington 98124–2207, docket on the Internet at http:// next revision of the service bulletin and
for a copy of this service information. You dms.dot.gov or in person at the Docket that correcting this error in the service
may review copies at the Docket Management Management Facility, U.S. Department bulletin will not alter the NPRM’s
Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, applicability.
400 Seventh Street, SW., Room PL–401, We agree with the commenter that the
Nassif Building, Washington, DC; on the
SW., Nassif Building, room PL–401,
Internet at http://dms.dot.gov; or at the Washington, DC. applicability of this AD is not affected
National Archives and Records Contact Boeing Commercial by the change in variable numbers. The
Administration (NARA). For information on Airplanes, PO Box 3707, Seattle, applicability of this AD refers to the
the availability of this material at the NARA, Washington 98124–2207, for service airplane line numbers and not to the
call (202) 741–6030, or go to http:// information identified in this AD. variable numbers.

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Since the issuance of the NPRM, reference Revision 1 as the appropriate adjustment. We have not revised this
Boeing has issued Service Bulletin 737– source of service information for AD in this regard.
57–1275, Revision 1, dated August 18, accomplishing the required actions. No
Explanation of Change Made to This
2005, which contains the same further work is necessary for airplanes
AD
procedures as the original issue along on which Boeing Service Bulletin 737–
with the corrected variable numbers. 57–1275, dated September 4, 2003, was Boeing Commercial Airplanes has
Revision 1 of the service bulletin also accomplished. received a Delegation Option
divides the effectivity into four groups Authorization (DOA). We have revised
Request To Revise Compliance Time
in order to provide clarification on the this AD to delegate the authority to
different fastener installation One commenter requests that we approve an alternative method of
configurations. We have revised this AD revise the compliance time specified in compliance for any repair required by
to reference Revision 1 as the paragraph (f)(2) of the NPRM from prior this AD to an Authorized Representative
appropriate source of service to the accumulation of ‘‘30,000 flight for the Boeing Commercial Airplanes
information for accomplishing the cycles or 30,000 flight hours, whichever DOA rather than a Designated
required actions. We have also added is first’’ to prior to the accumulation of Engineering Representative (DER).
paragraph (h) to this AD to give credit ‘‘30,000 flight cycles or 37,000 flight
for actions done before the effective date hours, whichever is first.’’ The Clarification of Alternative Method of
of this AD in accordance with the commenter states that 15 of its airplanes Compliance (AMOC) Paragraph
original issue of the service bulletin. are not scheduled for a heavy ‘‘C’’ check
maintenance within the 30,000-flight- We have revised this AD to clarify the
Clarification of Sealant Specification hour window and the proposed appropriate procedure for notifying the
One commenter notes that Figures 1 compliance time would result in principal inspector before using any
and 2 of Boeing Service Bulletin 737– unnecessary financial hardship. No approved AMOC on any airplane to
57–1275, dated September 4, 2003, technical justification was provided. which the AMOC applies.
specify an obsolete sealant. The We do not agree with the commenter Conclusion
commenter states that the ‘‘Parts and to revise the compliance time. In
Materials Supplied by the Operator’’ developing an appropriate compliance We have carefully reviewed the
section of the service bulletin specifies time, we considered the safety available data, including the comments
to refer to the Qualified Parts List (QPL) implications, the manufacturer’s received, and determined that air safety
at the end of the Boeing Material recommendation, and normal and the public interest require adopting
Specification (BMS) for supplier data; maintenance schedules for timely the AD with the changes described
however, there is no QPL for BMS 5–26 accomplishment of the inspection. We previously. We have determined that
because it is obsolete. The commenter have determined that the compliance these changes will neither increase the
points out that BMS 5–45 has time, as proposed, represents the economic burden on any operator nor
superseded BMS 5–26. maximum interval of time allowable for increase the scope of the AD.
We agree with the commenter that the affected airplanes to continue to Costs of Compliance
BMS 5–45 is the correct specification for safely operate before the inspection is
the sealant. Boeing Service Bulletin done. However, paragraph (i) of this AD There are about 751 airplanes of the
737–57–1275, Revision 1, dated August provides affected operators the affected design in the worldwide fleet.
18, 2005, does contain the correct opportunity to apply for an adjustment The following table provides the
references to BMS 5–45. As stated of the compliance time if the operator estimated costs for U.S. operators to
previously, we have revised this AD to also presents data that justify the comply with this AD.

ESTIMATED COSTS

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

Inspection/Measurement .................................................... 12 $65 Nominal ... $780 302 $235,560

Authority for This Rulemaking for practices, methods, and procedures or on the distribution of power and
the Administrator finds necessary for responsibilities among the various
Title 49 of the United States Code
safety in air commerce. This regulation levels of government.
specifies the FAA’s authority to issue For the reasons discussed above, I
rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, is within the scope of that authority
because it addresses an unsafe condition certify that this AD:
section 106, describes the authority of (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory
the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, that is likely to exist or develop on
products identified in this rulemaking action’’ under Executive Order 12866;
Aviation Programs, describes in more (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under
detail the scope of the Agency’s action.
DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures
authority. Regulatory Findings (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and
We are issuing this rulemaking under (3) Will not have a significant
the authority described in subtitle VII, We have determined that this AD will economic impact, positive or negative,
part A, subpart III, section 44701, not have federalism implications under on a substantial number of small entities
‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that Executive Order 13132. This AD will under the criteria of the Regulatory
section, Congress charges the FAA with not have a substantial direct effect on Flexibility Act.
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in the States, on the relationship between We prepared a regulatory evaluation
air commerce by prescribing regulations the national government and the States, of the estimated costs to comply with

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this AD and placed it in the AD docket. in accordance with the Accomplishment 6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/
See the ADDRESSES section for a location Instructions of Boeing Service Bulletin 737– federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/
to examine the regulatory evaluation. 57–1275, Revision 1, dated August 18, 2005, ibr_locations.html.
except as provided by paragraph (g) of this
Issued in Renton, Washington, on
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 AD.
November 10, 2005.
(1) For airplanes modified by
Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) Kalene C. Yanamura,
safety, Incorporation by reference, ST00830SE as of the effective date of this AD: Acting Manager, Transport Airplane
Safety. Prior to the accumulation of 25,000 total Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service.
flight hours or 25,000 total flight cycles, [FR Doc. 05–23056 Filed 11–22–05; 8:45 am]
Adoption of the Amendment whichever is first.
BILLING CODE 4910–13–P
■ Accordingly, under the authority (2) For airplanes not modified by STC
delegated to me by the Administrator, ST00830SE as of the effective date of this AD:
Prior to the accumulation of 30,000 total
the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
flight hours or 30,000 total flight cycles,
follows: whichever is first.
(g) If accomplishing a corrective action as Federal Aviation Administration
PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS required by paragraph (f) of this AD, and the
DIRECTIVES service bulletin specifies to contact Boeing 14 CFR Part 39
for repair information: Before further flight,
■ 1. The authority citation for part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2005–23087; Directorate
do the repair using a method approved in
continues to read as follows: accordance with paragraph (i) of this AD. Identifier 2005–NM–225–AD; Amendment
Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. 39–14386; AD 2005–24–06]
Actions Accomplished According to
Previous Issue of Service Bulletin RIN 2120–AA64
§ 39.13 [Amended]
■ 2. The Federal Aviation (h) Actions accomplished before the Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model
effective date of this AD in accordance with
Administration (FAA) amends § 39.13 Boeing Service Bulletin 737–57–1275, dated
A318–100, A319–100, A320–200, A321–
by adding the following new September 4, 2003, are considered acceptable 100, and A321–200 Series Airplanes,
airworthiness directive (AD): for compliance with the corresponding action and Model A320–111 Airplanes
2005–24–03 Boeing: Amendment 39–14383. specified in this AD.
AGENCY: Federal Aviation
Docket No. FAA–2005–19682; Alternative Methods of Compliance Administration (FAA), Department of
Directorate Identifier 2004–NM–88–AD. (AMOCs) Transportation (DOT).
Effective Date (i)(1) The Manager, Seattle Aircraft ACTION: Final rule; request for
(a) This AD becomes effective December Certification Office (ACO), FAA, has the comments.
28, 2005. authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if
requested using the procedures found in 14 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new
Affected ADs CFR 39.19. airworthiness directive (AD) for all
(b) None. (2) Before using any AMOC approved in
accordance with 14 CFR 39.19 on any
Airbus Model A318–100, A319–100,
Applicability airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify A320–200, A321–100, and A321–200
(c) This AD applies to Boeing Model 737– the appropriate principal inspector in the series airplanes, and Model A320–111
600, –700, –700C, and –800 series airplanes; FAA Flight Standards Certificate Holding airplanes. This AD requires an
line numbers 1 through 761 inclusive, except District Office. inspection to determine whether certain
for line numbers 596, 683, 742, 749, 750, 751, (3) An AMOC that provides an acceptable braking and steering control units
754, 755, 759, and 760; certificated in any level of safety may be used for any repair (BSCUs) are installed or have ever been
category. required by this AD, if it is approved by an installed. For airplanes on which certain
Authorized Representative for the Boeing
Unsafe Condition BSCUs are installed or have ever been
Commercial Airplanes Delegation Option
(d) This AD was prompted by a report from Authorization Organization who has been installed, this AD requires an inspection
the manufacturer that in production, during authorized by the Manager, Seattle ACO, to of the nose landing gear (NLG) upper
installation of certain attachment fasteners make those findings. For a repair method to support and corrective action if
for the nacelle support fittings, only one be approved, the repair must meet the necessary, and a check of the NLG strut
washer was installed instead of two. We are certification basis of the airplane, and the inflation pressure and an adjustment if
issuing this AD to prevent inadequate approval must specifically refer to this AD. necessary. For some of these airplanes,
fastener clamp-up, which could result in
Material Incorporated by Reference this AD also requires a revision to the
cracking of the fastener holes, cracking along
the lower wing skin panels, fuel leaking from (j) You must use Boeing Service Bulletin aircraft flight manual to incorporate an
the wing fuel tanks onto the engines, and 737–57–1275, Revision 1, dated August 18, operating procedure to recover normal
possible fire. 2005, to perform the actions that are required steering in the event of a steering
by this AD, unless the AD specifies failure. This AD results from a report of
Compliance otherwise. The Director of the Federal an incident where an airplane landed
(e) You are responsible for having the Register approved the incorporation by with the NLG turned 90 degrees from
actions required by this AD performed within reference of this document in accordance centerline. We are issuing this AD to
the compliance times specified, unless the with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. prevent landings with the NLG turned
actions have already been done. Contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, P.O.
Box 3707, Seattle, Washington 98124–2207, 90 degrees from centerline, which could
Inspection/Measurement and Related for a copy of this service information. You result in reduced controllability of the
Investigative and Corrective Actions may review copies at the Docket Management airplane.
(f) At the applicable time specified in Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, DATES: This AD becomes effective
paragraph (f)(1) or (f)(2) of this AD: Inspect/ 400 Seventh Street SW., room PL–401, Nassif
measure the length of certain attachment Building, Washington, DC; on the Internet at
November 30, 2005.
fasteners between the lower wing skin panels http://dms.dot.gov; or at the National The Director of the Federal Register
and the nacelle support fittings. Do the Archives and Records Administration approved the incorporation by reference
inspection/measurement, and all applicable (NARA). For information on the availability of a certain publication listed in the AD
related investigative and corrective actions, of this material at the NARA, call (202) 741– as of November 30, 2005.

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