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3. Will not have a significant Actions Accomplished Previously airplanes. This proposed AD would
economic impact, positive or negative, (g) A modification accomplished before the require initial and repetitive visual and
on a substantial number of small entities effective date of this AD in accordance with eddy current inspections (ECI) of the
under the criteria of the Regulatory Saab Service Bulletin 2000–61–006, dated affected disk population. This proposed
Flexibility Act. December 20, 2004, is acceptable for AD would also allow replacement of
We prepared a regulatory evaluation compliance with paragraph (f) of this AD. those disks as optional terminating
of the estimated costs to comply with Alternative Methods of Compliance action to the repetitive inspections.
this proposed AD and placed it in the (AMOCs) Also, this proposed AD would require
AD docket. See the ADDRESSES section (h) The Manager, International Branch, eventual replacement of the affected
for a location to examine the regulatory ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, disks as terminating action to the
evaluation. FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs repetitive inspections. This proposed
for this AD, if requested in accordance with AD results from the discovery of
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. additional suspect stage 5 LPT disks and
Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation stage 6 LPT disks. These disks could fail
Related Information
safety, Safety. due to low-cycle fatigue cracking that
(i) Swedish airworthiness directive 1–198,
The Proposed Amendment dated February 14, 2005, also addresses the may start at the site of an electrical arc-
subject of this AD. out on the disk. We are proposing this
Accordingly, under the authority
AD to prevent low-cycle-fatigue (LCF)
delegated to me by the Administrator, Issued in Renton, Washington, on August
24, 2005.
failure of stage 5 LPT disks and stage 6
the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part
LPT disks, which could lead to
39 as follows: Ali Bahrami,
uncontained engine failure.
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate,
PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS Aircraft Certification Service. DATES: We must receive any comments
DIRECTIVES on this proposed AD by October 31,
[FR Doc. 05–17404 Filed 8–31–05; 8:45 am]
2005.
1. The authority citation for part 39 BILLING CODE 4910–13–P
continues to read as follows: ADDRESSES: Use one of the following
addresses to comment on this proposed
Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. AD.
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
§ 39.13 [Amended] • DOT Docket Web site: Go to
Federal Aviation Administration http://dms.dot.gov and follow the
2. The Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) amends § 39.13 instructions for sending your comments
14 CFR Part 39 electronically.
by adding the following new
• Government-wide rulemaking Web
airworthiness directive (AD): [Docket No. FAA–2004–18648; Directorate
Identifier 2004–NE–26–AD] site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov
Saab Aircraft AB: Docket No. FAA–2005– and follow the instructions for sending
22255; Directorate Identifier 2005–NM– RIN 2120–AA64 your comments electronically.
106–AD.
• Mail: Docket Management Facility;
Comments Due Date Airworthiness Directives; General U.S. Department of Transportation, 400
Electric Company CF34–1A, –3A, –3A1, Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building,
(a) The FAA must receive comments on
this AD action by October 3, 2005. –3A2, –3B, and –3B1 Series Turbofan Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590–
Engines 0001.
Affected ADs
AGENCY: Federal Aviation • Fax: (202) 493–2251.
(b) None.
Administration (FAA), Department of • Hand Delivery: Room PL–401 on
Applicability Transportation (DOT). the plaza level of the Nassif Building,
(c) This AD applies to SAAB Model SAAB ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking
400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington,
2000 airplanes, certificated in any category, (NPRM). DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday
serial numbers –004 through –063 inclusive. through Friday, except Federal holidays.
SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to Contact GE Aircraft Engines, 1000
Unsafe Condition
supersede an existing airworthiness Western Avenue, Lynn, MA 01910;
(d) This AD results from reports of in-flight directive (AD) that was issued for Attention: CF34 Product Support
engine shutdown caused by uncommanded
General Electric Company (GE) CF34– Engineering, Mail Zone: 34017;
operation of the feather pump of the
propeller. We are issuing this AD to prevent 3A1 and –3B1 series turbofan engines telephone (781) 594–6323; fax (781)
uncommanded feathering of the propeller, with certain part numbers (P/Ns) and 594–0600, for the service information
which could result in the shutdown of an serial numbers (SNs) of stage 5 low identified in this proposed AD.
engine during flight and consequent reduced pressure turbine (LPT) disks and stage 6 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tara
controllability of the airplane. LPT disks. These engines are installed Fitzgerald, Aerospace Engineer, Engine
Compliance in Bombardier Canadair CL600–2B19 Certification Office, FAA, Engine and
(e) You are responsible for having the
Regional Jet (RJ) airplanes. This Propeller Directorate, 12 New England
actions required by this AD performed within proposed AD would add SNs to the Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803–
the compliance times specified, unless the affected disk population for RJ 5299; telephone (781) 238–7130; fax
actions have already been done. airplanes. This proposed AD would also (781) 238–7199.
add GE CF34–1 and –3 series turbofan SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
Modification
engines with certain P/Ns and SNs of
(f) Within 12 months after the effective stage 5 LPT disks and stage 6 LPT disks, Comments Invited
date of this AD, modify the manual feather-
and-unfeather system of the propellers by
to the applicability section. These We invite you to send any written
doing all actions specified in the engines are installed in Bombardier relevant data, views, or arguments
Accomplishment Instructions of Saab Service Canadair models CL–600–2A12 (CL– regarding this proposal. Send your
Bulletin 2000–61–006, Revision 01, dated 601), CL–600–2B16 (CL–601–3A), (CL– comments to an address listed under
February 17, 2005. 601–3R), and (CL–604) Business Jet (BJ) ADDRESSES. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–

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2004–18648; Directorate Identifier probes. These probes were used to condition that is likely to exist or
2004–NE–26–AD’’ in the subject line of match-mark components during engine develop on other products of this same
your comments. We specifically invite assembly. GE’s evaluation concluded type design. For that reason, we are
comments on the overall regulatory, that the probe contact caused damage proposing this AD, which would require
economic, environmental, and energy known as electrical arc-out. Electrical initial and repetitive visual inspections
aspects of the proposed AD. We will arc-out damage can lead to crack and ECIs of suspect disks and eventual
consider all comments received by the initiation and subsequent LCF failure of replacement of those disks. The
closing date and may amend the the disk. That AD also resulted from the proposed AD would require that you do
proposed AD in light of those discovery that an incorrect part number these actions using the service
comments. for stage 6 LPT disks was published in information described previously.
We will post all comments we the existing AD and recognition of the
receive, without change, to http:// Costs of Compliance
need to allow credit for actions
dms.dot.gov, including any personal completed per previous releases of GE There are about 973 GE CF34–3A1
information you provide. We will also Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) No. CF34– and –3B1 series turbofan engines
post a report summarizing each AL S/B 72–A0173. That electrical arc- installed in Bombardier Canadair RJ
substantive verbal contact with FAA out damage condition, if not corrected, airplanes in the worldwide fleet and 683
personnel concerning this proposed AD. could result in LCF failure of stage 5 of those engines are installed on
Using the search function of the Docket LPT disks and stage 6 LPT disks, and airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate
Management System (DMS) Web site, lead to uncontained engine failure. that 355 of those engines would be
anyone can find and read the comments affected by this proposed AD. There are
in any of our dockets, including the Actions Since AD 2004–15–03R1 Was
about 970 CF34–1A, –3A, –3A1, –3A2,
name of the individual who sent the Issued
and –3B series turbofan engines
comment (or signed the comment on Since we issued AD 2004–15–03R1, installed in Bombardier Canadair BJ
behalf of an association, business, labor GE identified additional suspect stage 5 airplanes in the worldwide fleet and 690
union, etc.). You may review the DOT’s LPT disks, P/Ns 4922T16P01, of those engines are installed on
complete Privacy Act Statement in the 5024T53P01, 5024T53P02, and airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate
Federal Register published on April 11, 6078T92P01, and stage 6 LPT disks, P/ that 249 of those engines would be
2000 (65 FR 19477–78) or you may visit Ns 4922T17P01, 5023T45P03, affected by this proposed AD. We also
http://dms.dot.gov. 5023T45P04, and 6078T89P01, that estimate that it would take about 70
Examining the AD Docket might have the same arc-out indications. work hours per engine to perform the
These disks are installed in GE CF34– proposed disk inspections when the
You may examine the docket that 1A, –3A, –3A1, –3A2, –3B, and –3B1 LPT module is exposed in the shop, and
contains the proposal, any comments series turbofan engines that power about 94 work hours per engine to
received and any final disposition in Bombardier Canadair BJ and RJ
person at the DMS Docket Offices perform the proposed disk inspections
airplanes. GE has issued ASBs to when the LPT module is forced off-
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday address these additional suspect disks.
through Friday, except Federal holidays. wing. We also estimate that the average
The Docket Office (telephone (800) 647– Relevant Service Information labor rate is $65 per work hour. Prorated
5227) is located on the plaza level of the stage 5 LPT disks would cost about
We have reviewed and approved the $42,650 (RJ), and $71,083 (BJ) per
Department of Transportation Nassif technical contents of GE ASB No. CF34–
Building at the street address stated in engine and prorated stage 6 LPT disks
AL S/B 72–A0173, Revision 05, dated would cost about $30,110 (RJ) and
ADDRESSES. Comments will be available May 24, 2005, and GE ASB No. CF34–
in the AD docket shortly after the DMS $50,183 (BJ) per engine. We also
BJ S/B 72–A0148, Revision 02, dated estimate that about 24 stage 5 LPT disks
receives them. May 24, 2005. These SBs identify the and about 24 stage 6 LPT disks would
Discussion suspect disks by serial number, and be found with the arc-out condition and
describe procedures for initial and require replacement. Based on these
On August 9, 2004, the FAA issued repetitive visual inspections and ECIs
AD 2004–15–03R1, Amendment 39– figures, we estimate the total cost of the
and eventual replacement of those proposed AD to U.S. operators to be
13773 (69 FR 50299, August 16, 2004). disks.
That AD requires initial and repetitive $14,409,772.
visual inspections and ECIs of certain Differences Between the Proposed AD Regulatory Findings
SNs of stage 5 LPT disks, P/N and the Manufacturer’s Service
6078T92P01, and certain SNs of stage 6 Information We have determined that this
LPT disks, P/N 6078T89P01, installed in GE ASB No. CF34–AL S/B 72–A0173, proposed AD would not have federalism
GE CF34–3A1 and –3B1 series turbofan Revision 05, dated May 24, 2005, and implications under Executive Order
engines that power certain Bombardier GE ASB No. CF34–BJ S/B 72–A0148, 13132. This proposed AD would not
Canadair RJ airplanes. That AD also Revision 02, dated May 24, 2005, have a substantial direct effect on the
allows replacement of those SN disks as require visually inspecting for electrical States, on the relationship between the
an optional terminating action to the arc out indications around the match national Government and the States, or
repetitive inspections. Also, that AD marks on stage 3 disk arms and stage 4 on the distribution of power and
requires replacement of certain stage 5 disk arms. This proposed AD would not responsibilities among the various
and stage 6 LPT disks. That AD was the mandate these inspections, as the stage levels of government.
result of an LCF failure of a stage 5 LPT 3 disks and stage 4 disks are not part of For the reasons discussed above, I
disk that occurred during factory the suspect population. certify that the proposed regulation:
testing. GE performed a metallurgical 1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory
evaluation of the disk. The evaluation FAA’s Determination and Requirements action’’ under Executive Order 12866;
showed that the origin of the LCF failure of the Proposed AD 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the
was a disk crack caused by inadvertent We have evaluated all pertinent DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures
contact with electrochemical etch information and identified an unsafe (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and

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3. Would not have a significant Amendment 39–XXXXX, to read as No. CF34–BJ S/B 72–A0148, Revision 02,
economic impact, positive or negative, follows: dated May 24, 2005. These engines are
on a substantial number of small entities installed on Bombardier Canadair Models
General Electric Company: Docket No. FAA– CL–600–2A12 (CL–601), CL–600–2B16 (CL–
under the criteria of the Regulatory 2004–18648; Directorate Identifier 2004– 601–3A), (CL–601–3R), and (CL–604)
Flexibility Act. NE–26–AD.
Business Jet (BJ) airplanes.
We prepared a regulatory evaluation Comments Due Date
of the estimated costs to comply with Unsafe Condition
(a) The Federal Aviation Administration
this proposed AD. See the ADDRESSES (d) This AD results from the discovery of
(FAA) must receive comments on this
section for a location to examine the airworthiness directive (AD) action by an additional population of suspect stage 5
regulatory evaluation. October 31, 2005. LPT disks and stage 6 LPT disks that could
fail due to low-cycle fatigue cracking that
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Affected ADs may start at the site of an electrical arc-out
(b) This AD supersedes AD 2004–15–03R1, on the disk.
Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation
Amendment 39–13773. Compliance
safety, Safety.
Applicability (e) You are responsible for having the
The Proposed Amendment actions required by this AD performed within
(c) This AD applies to the following two
Under the authority delegated to me groups of engine models: the compliance times specified unless the
by the Administrator, the Federal (1) General Electric Company (GE) CF34– actions have already been done.
Aviation Administration proposes to 3A1 and –3B1 series turbofan engines with
Initial Inspection or Replacement
stage 5 low pressure turbine (LPT) disks, part
amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows: number (P/N) 6078T92P01 or stage 6 LPT (f) Using the compliance schedule in Table
disks P/N 6078T89P01, or both, with serial 1 of this AD, do the following:
PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS numbers (SNs) listed in Figure 3 or Figure 4 (1) For engines installed in Bombardier
DIRECTIVES of GE Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) No. CF34– Canadair RJ airplanes, if a stage 5 LPT disk
AL S/B 72–A0173, Revision 05, dated May or stage 6 LPT disk listed in Figure 3 of GE
1. The authority citation for part 39 24, 2005. These engines are installed on ASB No. CF34–AL S/B 72–A0173, Revision
continues to read as follows: Bombardier Canadair CL600–2B19 Regional 05, dated May 24, 2005 or listed in any
Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. Jet (RJ) airplanes. previous issue of ASB No. CF34–AL S/B 72–
(2) GE CF34–1A, –3A, –3A1, –3A2, and A0173 did not complete a visual inspection
§ 39.13 [Amended] –3B series turbofan engines with stage 5 LPT and eddy current inspection (ECI) using
disks P/N 4922T16P01, 5024T53P01, paragraphs 3.C.(1) through 3.D.(2) and
2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by 5024T53P02, or 6078T92P01 or stage 6 LPT paragraphs 3.E. through 3.E.(6) of the
removing Amendment 13773 (69 FR disks P/Ns 4922T17P01, 5023T45P03, Accomplishment Instructions of that SB
50299, August 16, 2004) and by adding 5023T45P04, or 6078T89P01, or both, with before June 1, 2005, then replace that disk at
a new airworthiness directive, SNs listed in Figure 3 or Figure 4 of GE ASB the next piece-part exposure.

TABLE 1.—COMPLIANCE SCHEDULE


Then perform the actions defined in paragraph (f) of this AD at next
On the effective date of this AD, if the disk has: piece-part exposure, not to exceed the accumulation of:

(i) 14,750 or more cycles-since-new (CSN) and has not been fluores- An additional 250 cycles-in-service (CIS) after the effective date of this
cent penetrant inspected (FPI) at an earlier piece-part exposure. AD
(ii) 14,750 or more CSN and has been FPI at an earlier piece-part ex- An additional 500 CIS after the effective date of this AD
posure..
(iii) 14,500 or more CSN but fewer than 14,750 CSN ............................. An additional 500 CIS after the effective date of this AD.
(iv) 14,250 or more CSN but fewer than 14,500 CSN ............................. An additional 750 CIS after the effective date of this AD.
(v) 13,000 or more CSN but fewer than 14,250 CSN ............................. An additional 1,000 CIS after the effective date of this AD.
(vi) 2,500 or more CSN but fewer than 13,000 CSN ............................... An additional 4,000 CIS after the effective date of this AD, or 14,000
CSN, whichever comes first.
(vii) Fewer than 2,500 cycles-since-new (CSN) ....................................... 6,500 CSN.

(2) For engines installed in Bombardier (1) Perform repetitive visual inspections Accomplishment Instructions of GE ASB No.
Canadair BJ airplanes, perform an initial and ECIs within every 3,100 cycles-since- CF34–BJ S/B 72–A0148, Revision 02, dated
visual inspection and ECI of stage 5 LPT last-inspection (CSLI), until the life limit of May 24, 2005, to do the inspections.
disks and stage 6 LPT disks listed in Figure the disk is reached. Disks That Pass Inspection
3 of GE ASB No. CF34–BJ S/B 72–A0148, (2) Use paragraphs 3.C.(1) through 3.D.(2)
Revision 02, dated May 24, 2005, before and paragraphs 3.E. through 3.E.(6) of (i) Reinstall disks that pass the inspections
Accomplishment Instructions of GE ASB No. in paragraphs (f), (g), and (h) of this AD into
January 1, 2010. Use paragraphs 3.C.(1)
the same LPT module from which they were
through 3.D.(2) and paragraphs 3.E. through CF34–AL S/B 72–A0173, Revision 05, dated
removed.
3.E.(6) of Accomplishment Instructions of GE May 24, 2005 to do the inspections.
ASB No. CF34–BJ S/B 72–A0148, Revision (h) For engines installed in Bombardier LPT Stage 5 and Stage 6 Disk Removal
02, dated May 24, 2005 to do the inspections. Canadair BJ airplanes, with stage 5 LPT disks (j) Remove any disk from service if there
and stage 6 LPT disks initially inspected as is an arc-out found on that disk.
Repetitive Inspections specified in paragraph (f)(2) of this AD, do (k) At the next piece-part exposure for
(g) For engines installed in Bombardier the following: engines installed in Bombardier Canadair RJ
Canadair RJ airplanes with stage 5 LPT disks (1) Perform repetitive visual inspections airplanes, remove from service stage 5 LPT
and stage 6 LPT disks listed in Figure 3 of and ECIs within every 3,100 disks and stage 6 LPT disks listed in Figure
GE ASB No. CF34–AL S/B 72–A0173, CSLI, until the life limit of the disk is 4 of GE ASB No. CF34–AL S/B 72–A0173,
Revision 05, dated May 24, 2005, that were reached. Revision 05, dated May 24, 2005.
initially visually inspected and ECI’ed before (2) Use paragraphs 3.C.(1) through 3.D.(2) (l) At the next piece-part exposure for
June 1, 2005, do the following: and paragraphs 3.E. through 3.E.(6) of engines installed in Bombardier Canadair BJ

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airplanes, remove from service stage 5 LPT Related Information ADDRESSES: Use one of the following
disks and stage 6 LPT disks listed in Figure (u) GE ASB No. CF34–AL S/B 72–A0178 addresses to submit comments on this
4 of GE ASB No. CF34–BJ S/B 72–A0148 and ASB No. CF34–BJ S/B 72–A0152 contain proposed AD.
Revision 02, dated May 24, 2005. the information necessary to identify and • DOT Docket Web site: Go to
Optional Terminating Action inspect the suspect disks that are the subject http://dms.dot.gov and follow the
of this AD. instructions for sending your comments
(m) Replacement of an affected stage 5 LPT
disk or affected stage 6 LPT disk, with a disk Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on electronically.
not listed in Figure 3 or Figure 4 of GE ASB August 26, 2005. • Government-wide rulemaking web
No. CF34–AL S/B 72–A0173 Revision 05, Jay J. Pardee, site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov
dated May 24, 2005 or not listed in Figure and follow the instructions for sending
Manager, Engine and Propeller Directorate,
3 or Figure 4 of GE ASB No. CF34–BJ S/B 72–
A0148, Revision 02, dated May 24, 2005 is Aircraft Certification Service. your comments electronically.
terminating action to the repetitive [FR Doc. 05–17400 Filed 8–31–05; 8:45 am] • Mail: Docket Management Facility,
inspections and removals required by this BILLING CODE 4910–13–P U.S. Department of Transportation, 400
AD for that disk. Seventh Street SW., Nassif Building,
Terminating Action
room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590.
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION • By fax: (202) 493–2251.
(n) As terminating action to the repetitive • Hand Delivery: Room PL–401 on
inspections and removals in this AD, replace Federal Aviation Administration
all disks by January 1, 2013 that are listed in the plaza level of the Nassif Building,
Figure 3 and Figure 4 of GE ASB No. CF34– 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington,
AL S/B 72–A0173, Revision 05, dated May 14 CFR Part 39 DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday
24, 2005, and that are listed in Figure 3 and through Friday, except Federal holidays.
Figure 4 of GE ASB No. CF34-BJ 72–A0148, [Docket No. FAA–2005–22254; Directorate For service information identified in
Revision 02, dated May 24, 2005. Identifier 2005–NM–001–AD] this proposed AD, contact Boeing
Actions Completed Per Previous Releases of Commercial Airplanes, Long Beach
Alert Service Bulletins RIN 2120–AA64 Division, 3855 Lakewood Boulevard,
(o) Actions completed before the effective Long Beach, California 90846,
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell
date of this AD using GE ASB No. CF34–AL Attention: Data and Service
Douglas Model DC–9–10, DC–9–20,
S/B 72–A0173, dated April 2, 2004; or Management, Dept. C1–L5A (D800–
Revision 01, dated May 20, 2004; or Revision DC–9–30, DC–9–40, and DC–9–50
0024).
02, dated June 22, 2004; or Revision 03, dated Series Airplanes; McDonnell Douglas
You can examine the contents of this
July 20, 2004; or Revision 04, dated February Model DC–9–81 (MD–81), DC–9–82
AD docket on the Internet at http://
7, 2005; or GE ASB No. CF34–BJ S/B 72– (MD–82), DC–9–83 (MD–83), and DC–9–
A0148, dated September 2, 2004; or Revision
dms.dot.gov, or in person at the Docket
87 (MD–87) Airplanes; McDonnell
01, dated March 10, 2005, are considered Management Facility, U.S. Department
Douglas Model MD–88 Airplanes;
acceptable for compliance with the of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street
McDonnell Douglas Model MD–90–30
corresponding action in this AD. SW., room PL–401, on the plaza level of
Airplanes; and McDonnell Douglas
the Nassif Building, Washington, DC.
Serviceable LPT Disk Definition Model 717–200 Airplanes
This docket number is FAA–2005–
(p) For the purpose of this AD, a 22254; the directorate identifier for this
serviceable LPT disk is a disk not listed in AGENCY: Federal Aviation
Figure 3 or Figure 4 of GE ASB No. CF34– Administration (FAA), Department of docket is 2005–NM–001–AD.
AL S/B 72–A0173 Revision 05, dated May 24, Transportation (DOT). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
2005, or Figure 3 or Figure 4 of GE ASB No. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking Maureen Moreland, Aerospace
CF34–BJ 72–A0148, Revision 02, dated May (NPRM). Engineer, Airframe Branch, ANM–120L,
24, 2005. FAA, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification
Piece-Part Exposure Definitions SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to adopt a Office, 3960 Paramount Boulevard,
(q) For the purpose of this AD, the
new airworthiness directive (AD) for Lakewood, California 90712–4137;
definition of piece part exposure for the stage certain McDonnell Douglas transport telephone (562) 627–5238; fax (562)
5 LPT disk is when the disk is separated from category airplanes. This proposed AD 627–5210.
the forward and aft bolted joints. would require an inspection to SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
(r) For the purpose of this AD, the determine the part number of the upper
definition of piece part exposure for the stage and lower stop pad support fittings of Comments Invited
6 LPT disk is when the disk is separated from all the lower cargo doors, repetitive
the forward bolted joint. We invite you to submit any relevant
inspections of all early configuration written data, views, or arguments
Replacement Engine or Replacement LPT stop pad support fittings, and corrective regarding this proposed AD. Send your
Module Definition action if necessary. This proposed AD comments to an address listed under
(s) For the purpose of this AD, the would also provide an optional ADDRESSES. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–
definition of a replacement engine or terminating action for the repetitive 2005–22254; Directorate Identifier
replacement LPT module is an engine or LPT inspections. This proposed AD is 2005–NM–001–AD’’ in the subject line
module that does not have installed any of prompted by a report of cracks found in
the suspect disks listed in Figure 3 or Figure of your comments. We specifically
4 of GE ASB No. CF34–AL S/B 72–A0173
the area of the upper and lower stop pad invite comments on the overall
Revision 05, dated May 24, 2005, or Figure support fittings of the cargo door pan on regulatory, economic, environmental,
3 or Figure 4 of GE ASB No. CF34–BJ 72– numerous airplanes. We are proposing and energy aspects of the proposed AD.
A0148, Revision 02, dated May 24, 2005. this AD to prevent cracks in the cargo We will consider all comments
door pan, which could result in the submitted by the closing date and may
Alternative Methods of Compliance
inability to fully pressurize an airplane amend the proposed AD in light of those
(t) The Manager, Engine Certification and possible rapid decompression of the
Office, has the authority to approve comments.
alternative methods of compliance for this
airplane. We will post all comments we
AD if requested using the procedures found DATES: We must receive comments on receive, without change, to http://
in 14 CFR 39.19. this proposed AD by October 17, 2005. dms.dot.gov, including any personal

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