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the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as FAA AD Differences Issued in Renton, Washington, on August
follows: 31, 2007.
Note: This AD differs from the MCAI and/
Stephen P. Boyd,
or service information as follows: No
PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS Acting Manager, Transport Airplane
differences.
DIRECTIVES Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service.
Other FAA AD Provisions [FR Doc. E7–18050 Filed 9–17–07; 8:45 am]
■ 1. The authority citation for part 39 BILLING CODE 4910–13–P
(g) The following provisions also apply to
continues to read as follows:
this AD:
Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance
(AMOCs): The Manager, International
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
§ 39.13 [Amended]
Branch, ANM–116, FAA, has the authority to Federal Aviation Administration
■ 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested
the following new AD: using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19.
14 CFR Part 39
Send information to ATTN: Tom Stafford,
2007–19–04 Airbus: Amendment 39–15194. [Docket No. FAA–2007–28308; Directorate
Aerospace Engineer, International Branch,
Docket No. FAA–2007–28372; Identifier 2007–NM–016–AD; Amendment
ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate,
Directorate Identifier 2007–NM–080–AD. 39–15195; AD 2007–19–05]
1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington
Effective Date 98057–3356; telephone (425) 227–1622; fax RIN 2120–AA64
(a) This airworthiness directive (AD) (425) 227–1149. Before using any approved
becomes effective October 23, 2007. AMOC on any airplane to which the AMOC Airworthiness Directives; Hawker
applies, notify your appropriate principal Beechcraft Model 400, 400A, and 400T
Affected ADs
inspector (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards Series Airplanes
(b) None. District Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your
local FSDO.
AGENCY: Federal Aviation
Applicability Administration (FAA), Department of
(2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement
(c) This AD applies to Airbus Model Transportation (DOT).
in this AD to obtain corrective actions from
A300F4–605R and A300F4–622R airplanes; ACTION: Final rule.
a manufacturer or other source, use these
certificated in any category; all serial
actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective
numbers; on which Airbus Modifications SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new
12088 and 12403 have been embodied during actions are considered FAA-approved if they
airworthiness directive (AD) for certain
production, or which incorporated Airbus are approved by the State of Design Authority
Hawker Beechcraft Model 400, 400A,
Service Bulletin A300–32–6085 in service, (or their delegated agent). You are required
and 400T series airplanes. This AD
except airplanes on which Airbus to assure the product is airworthy before it
requires modifying the attachment
Modification 12618 has been embodied is returned to service.
(3) Reporting Requirements: For any
fasteners on the engine cowling panels.
during production, or which incorporated
Airbus Service Bulletin A300–32–6100 in reporting requirement in this AD, under the
This AD results from several reports of
service. provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act,
loose attachment fasteners found on the
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) engine cowling panels, and
Subject subsequently the panels either peeling
has approved the information collection
(d) Air Transport Association (ATA) of requirements and has assigned OMB Control back or separating from the airplane
America Code 32: Landing Gear. Number 2120–0056. during flight. We are issuing this AD to
Reason prevent failure of the attachment
Related Information fasteners on the engine cowling panels,
(e) The mandatory continuing which could result in separation of a
(h) Refer to MCAI European Aviation
airworthiness information (MCAI) states:
Safety Agency Airworthiness Directive 2007– panel from the airplane, and consequent
Further to cases of parking brake loss at the
gate, a pressure switch system had been 0068, dated March 14, 2007; and Airbus damage to airplane structure. These
introduced on some A300–600 aircraft. The Service Bulletin A300–32–6100, dated conditions could adversely affect
aim of this modification was to recover September 18, 2006; for related information. continued safe flight and landing of the
pedals braking authority if parking brake is airplane, or cause injury to people or
Material Incorporated by Reference
not efficient, without having to set the damage to property on the ground.
parking brake handle to OFF. (i) You must use Airbus Service Bulletin DATES: This AD becomes effective
However, it appears that in case of failure A300–32–6100, dated September 18, 2006, to October 23, 2007.
of the pressure switch system, there is the do the actions required by this AD, unless the The Director of the Federal Register
risk of double (normal and alternate) AD specifies otherwise. approved the incorporation by reference
pressurization of the brakes potentially (1) The Director of the Federal Register of a certain publication listed in the AD
leading to undetected residual braking, approved the incorporation by reference of
which may lead to a loss of performances of
as of October 23, 2007.
this service information under 5 U.S.C.
the aircraft at Take-Off. ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD
552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
This new AD requires accomplishment of (2) For service information identified in
docket on the Internet at http://
a wiring modification that will inhibit the this AD, contact Airbus, 1 Rond Point dms.dot.gov or in person at the U.S.
effect of modifications 12088 and 12403. Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, Department of Transportation, Docket
The loss of performance could result in France. Operations, M–30, West Building
runway overrun or impact with obstacles or (3) You may review copies at the FAA, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200
terrain during takeoff. Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington,
Actions and Compliance Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington; or at the DC.
Contact Hawker Beechcraft
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(f) Within 3 months after the effective date National Archives and Records
Administration (NARA). For information on Corporation, 9709 East Central, Wichita,
of this AD unless already done: Modify the
wiring in the right electronics rack 90VU the availability of this material at NARA, call Kansas 67206, for service information
(volt unit), in accordance with the (202) 741–6030, or go to: http:// identified in this AD.
instructions of Airbus Service Bulletin A300– www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr- FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
32–6100, dated September 18, 2006. locations.html. William Griffith, Aerospace Engineer,

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Airframe and Services Branch, ACE– Authority for This Rulemaking Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701.
118W, FAA, Wichita Aircraft Title 49 of the United States Code § 39.13 [Amended]
Certification Office, 1801 Airport Road, specifies the FAA’s authority to issue
Room 100, Mid-Continent Airport, ■ 2. The Federal Aviation
rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I,
Wichita, Kansas 67209; telephone (316) Administration (FAA) amends § 39.13
Section 106, describes the authority of
946–4116; fax (316) 946–4107. by adding the following new
the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII,
airworthiness directive (AD):
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Aviation Programs, describes in more
detail the scope of the Agency’s 2007–19–05 Hawker Beechcraft
Examining the Docket Corporation (Formerly Raytheon
authority.
Aircraft Company): Amendment 39–
You may examine the AD docket on We are issuing this rulemaking under 15195. Docket No. FAA–2007–28308;
the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov or in the authority described in Subtitle VII, Directorate Identifier 2007–NM–016–AD.
person at the Docket Operations office Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701,
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday ‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that Effective Date
through Friday, except Federal holidays. section, Congress charges the FAA with (a) This AD becomes effective October 23,
The Docket Operations office (telephone promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in 2007.
(800) 647–5527) is located on the air commerce by prescribing regulations Affected ADs
ground floor of the West Building at the for practices, methods, and procedures (b) None.
DOT street address stated in the the Administrator finds necessary for
ADDRESSES section. safety in air commerce. This regulation Applicability
is within the scope of that authority (c) This AD applies to Hawker Beechcraft
Discussion Model 400, 400A, and 400T series airplanes,
because it addresses an unsafe condition
The FAA issued a notice of proposed that is likely to exist or develop on certificated in any category; as identified in
Raytheon Service Bulletin SB 54–3788, dated
rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR products identified in this rulemaking December 2006.
part 39 to include an AD that would action.
apply to certain Raytheon (Beech) Unsafe Condition
Regulatory Findings
Model 400, 400A, and 400T series (d) This AD results from several reports of
airplanes. That NPRM was published in We have determined that this AD will loose attachment fasteners found on the
the Federal Register on May 29, 2007 not have federalism implications under engine cowling panels, and subsequently the
(72 FR 29446). That NPRM proposed to Executive Order 13132. This AD will panels either peeling back or separating from
not have a substantial direct effect on the airplane during flight. We are issuing this
require modifying the attachment AD to prevent failure of the attachment
fasteners on the engine cowling panels. the States, on the relationship between fasteners on the engine cowling panels,
the national government and the States, which could result in separation of a panel
Comments or on the distribution of power and from the airplane, and consequent damage to
We provided the public the responsibilities among the various airplane structure. These conditions could
opportunity to participate in the levels of government. adversely affect continued safe flight and
development of this AD. We received no For the reasons discussed above, I landing of the airplane, or cause injury to
certify that this AD: people or damage to property on the ground.
comments on the NPRM or on the
determination of the cost to the public. (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory Compliance
action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (e) You are responsible for having the
Explanation of Change to Applicability (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under actions required by this AD performed within
We have revised the applicability of DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures the compliance times specified, unless the
the existing AD to match the most (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and actions have already been done.
recent type certificate data sheet for the (3) Will not have a significant Modification
affected models. economic impact, positive or negative,
on a substantial number of small entities (f) Within 200 flight hours after the
Conclusion effective date of this AD: Modify the
under the criteria of the Regulatory attachment fasteners on the engine cowling
We have carefully reviewed the Flexibility Act. panels by doing all the actions in accordance
available data and determined that air We prepared a regulatory evaluation with the Accomplishment Instructions of
safety and the public interest require of the estimated costs to comply with Raytheon Service Bulletin SB 54–3788, dated
adopting the AD with the change this AD and placed it in the AD docket. December 2006.
described previously. We have See the ADDRESSES section for a location Alternative Methods of Compliance
determined that this change will neither to examine the regulatory evaluation. (AMOCs)
increase the economic burden on any List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 (g)(1) The Manager, Wichita Aircraft
operator nor increase the scope of the Certification Office, FAA, has the authority to
AD. Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested in
safety, Incorporation by reference, accordance with the procedures found in 14
Costs of Compliance Safety. CFR 39.19.
(2) To request a different method of
There are about 757 airplanes of the Adoption of the Amendment compliance or a different compliance time
affected design in the worldwide fleet. for this AD, follow the procedures in 14 CFR
This AD affects about 575 airplanes of ■ Accordingly, under the authority
39.19. Before using any approved AMOC on
U.S. registry. The required actions take delegated to me by the Administrator, any airplane to which the AMOC applies,
about 10 work hours per airplane, at an the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as notify your appropriate principal inspector
average labor rate of $80 per work hour. follows: (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District
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Required parts cost about $400 per Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local
PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS FSDO.
airplane. Based on these figures, the DIRECTIVES
estimated cost of this AD for U.S. Material Incorporated by Reference
operators is $690,000, or $1,200 per ■ 1. The authority citation for part 39 (h) You must use Raytheon Service
airplane. continues to read as follows: Bulletin SB 54–3788, dated December 2006,

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to perform the actions that are required by publications listed in the regulations as Costs of Compliance
this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. of October 23, 2007.
The Director of the Federal Register approved We estimate that this proposed AD
the incorporation by reference of this ADDRESSES: You can get the service would affect 756 GEAE CF6–45A, –50C,
document in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) information identified in this AD from and –50E series turbofan engines
and 1 CFR part 51. Contact Hawker General Electric Company via GE– installed on airplanes of U.S. registry.
Beechcraft Corporation, 9709 East Central, Aviation, Attn: Distributions, 111 We also estimate that it would take
Wichita, Kansas 67206, for a copy of this Merchant St., Room 230, Cincinnati, about 40 work-hours per engine to
service information. You may review copies Ohio 45246; telephone (513) 552–3272;
at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, perform the proposed actions, and that
fax (513) 552–3329. the average labor rate is $80 per work-
1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, The Docket Operations office is
Washington; or at the National Archives and hour. Required parts would cost about
Records Administration (NARA). For located at U.S. Department of $1,787 per engine. Based on these
information on the availability of this Transportation, Docket Operations, M– figures, we estimate the total cost of the
material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go 30, West Building, Ground Floor, Room proposed AD to U.S. operators to be
to: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/ W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., $3,770,172.
cfr/ibr-locations.html. Washington, DC 20590.
Issued in Renton, Washington, on August FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tara Authority for This Rulemaking
31, 2007. Chaidez, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Title 49 of the United States Code
Stephen P. Boyd, Certification Office, FAA, Engine & specifies the FAA’s authority to issue
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Propeller Directorate, 12 New England rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I,
Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; Section 106, describes the authority of
[FR Doc. E7–18048 Filed 9–17–07; 8:45 am] telephone (781) 238–7773; fax (781) the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII,
BILLING CODE 4910–13–P 238–7199. Aviation Programs, describes in more
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA detail the scope of the Agency’s
proposed to amend 14 CFR part 39 with authority.
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION a proposed AD. The proposed AD We are issuing this rulemaking under
applies to GEAE CF6–45A, –45A2, the authority described in Subtitle VII,
Federal Aviation Administration –50A, –50C, –50CA, –50C1, –50C2, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701,
–50C2B, –50C2D, –50C2F, –50C2R, ‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that
14 CFR Part 39 –50E, –50E1, –50E2, and –50E2B section, Congress charges the FAA with
[Docket No. FAA–2006–25239; Directorate turbofan engines. We published the promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in
Identifier 2006–NE–23–AD; Amendment 39– proposed AD in the Federal Register on air commerce by prescribing regulations
15196; AD 2007–19–06] May 31, 2007 (74 FR 30300). That action for practices, methods, and procedures
RIN 2120–AA64 proposed to require replacing the CDP the Administrator finds necessary for
restoring spring assembly on certain safety in air commerce. This regulation
Airworthiness Directives; General MECs and re-marking MECs that already is within the scope of that authority
Electric Company Aircraft Engine incorporate GEAE SB No. CF6–50 S/B because it addresses an unsafe condition
Group (GEAE) CF6–45A Series, CF6– 73–0119, dated March 21, 2005 or GEAE that is likely to exist or develop on
50A, CF6–50C Series and CF6–50E SB No. CF6–50 S/B 73–0119, Revision products identified in this rulemaking
Series Turbofan Engines 01, dated May 26, 2006. action.
AGENCY: Federal Aviation Examining the AD Docket Regulatory Findings
Administration (FAA), Department of You may examine the AD docket on We have determined that this AD will
Transportation (DOT). the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov; or in not have federalism implications under
ACTION: Final rule. person at the Docket Operations office Executive Order 13132. This AD will
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday not have a substantial direct effect on
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new
through Friday, except Federal holidays. the States, on the relationship between
airworthiness directive (AD) for GEAE
The AD docket contains this AD, the the national government and the States,
CF6–45A, –45A2, –50A, –50C, –50CA,
regulatory evaluation, any comments or on the distribution of power and
–50C1, –50C2, –50C2B, –50C2D,
received, and other information. The responsibilities among the various
–50C2F, –50C2R, –50E, –50E1, – 50E2,
street address for the Docket Operations levels of government.
and –50E2B turbofan engines. This AD
office (telephone (800) 647–5527) is For the reasons discussed above, I
requires replacing the compressor
provided in the ADDRESSES section. certify that this AD:
discharge pressure (CDP) restoring
Comments will be available in the AD (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory
spring assembly on certain main engine
docket shortly after receipt. action’’ under Executive Order 12866;
controls (MECs) or re-marking MECs
that already incorporate GEAE Service Comments (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under
Bulletin (SB) No. CF6–50 S/B 73–0119, We provided the public the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures
dated March 21, 2005. This AD results opportunity to participate in the (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and
from reports of five events involving development of this AD. We have (3) Will not have a significant
fractured CDP restoring spring considered the comments received. The economic impact, positive or negative,
assemblies. We are issuing this AD to commenters support the proposal. on a substantial number of small entities
prevent loss of engine thrust control that under the criteria of the Regulatory
could lead to loss of control of the Conclusion Flexibility Act.
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airplane. We have carefully reviewed the We prepared a summary of the costs


DATES: This AD becomes effective available data, including the comments to comply with this AD and placed it in
October 23, 2007. The Director of the received, and determined that air safety the AD Docket. You may get a copy of
Federal Register approved the and the public interest require adopting this summary at the address listed
incorporation by reference of certain the AD as proposed. under ADDRESSES.

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