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support straps had logged around 7,000 329–4090. Before using any approved AMOC DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
hours time-in-service (TIS). on any airplane to which the AMOC applies,
DGAC France Airworthiness Directive (AD) notify your appropriate principal inspector Federal Aviation Administration
F–2004–071 was issued to introduce a 4,000 (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District
hour life-limit for the tank support straps and Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local 14 CFR Part 39
to require replacement of straps which had
FSDO.
exceeded this life-limit. [Docket No. FAA–2008–0055; Directorate
Since then, a front tank support has been (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement
Identifier 2007–CE–099–AD; Amendment
found damaged during an inspection before in this AD to obtain corrective actions from 39–15447; AD 2008–07–06]
reaching 4,000 hours TIS. a manufacturer or other source, use these
The present AD supersedes DGAC France actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective RIN 2120–AA64
AD F–2004–071, reduces to 2,000 hours the actions are considered FAA-approved if they
life-limit for the tank support straps and are approved by the State of Design Authority Airworthiness Directives; Pacific
requires replacement of straps which have (or their delegated agent). You are required Aerospace Corporation, Ltd. Models
exceeded the new life-limit. to assure the product is airworthy before it FU24–954 and FU24A–954 Airplanes
These actions are intended to address the is returned to service.
identified unsafe condition so as to prevent AGENCY: Federal Aviation
(3) Reporting Requirements: For any Administration (FAA), Department of
fatigue cracks from occurring in the tank
support straps before the established safe life reporting requirement in this AD, under the Transportation (DOT).
is reached. provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act
ACTION: Final rule.
The MCAI requires the life-limit of the (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Office of
front fuel tank strap be reduced from 4,000 Management and Budget (OMB) has SUMMARY: We are adopting a new
hours TIS to 2,000 hours TIS and the approved the information collection airworthiness directive (AD) for the
replacement of front fuel tank straps that requirements and has assigned OMB Control products listed above. This AD results
have exceeded the new life-limit. Number 2120–0056. from mandatory continuing
Actions and Compliance Related Information airworthiness information (MCAI)
(f) Unless already done, do the following issued by an aviation authority of
(h) Refer to MCAI European Aviation
actions: another country to identify and correct
Safety Agency AD No.: 2007–0285, dated
(1) When you accumulate a total of 2,000 an unsafe condition on an aviation
November 13, 2007; and APEX Aircraft
hours TIS on the strap or within the next 30
Service Bulletin No. 040102 R1, Revision 1,
product. The MCAI describes the unsafe
days after April 30, 2008 (the effective date condition as:
of this AD), whichever occurs later, replace dated September 18, 2007, for related
the front fuel tank support strap, part number information. This AD is prompted by reports of
(P/N) CAP 10–70–08–01, using the loosening rivets securing the threaded inserts
Material Incorporated by Reference in the ends of the aileron control pushrods
instructions in the maintenance manual.
(2) Repetitively thereafter in intervals not (i) You must use APEX Aircraft Service P/N 08–24015–1. Aileron push-pull rods P/
to exceed 2,000 hours TIS on the strap Bulletin No. 040102 R1, Revision 1, dated N 08–24015–1 have been installed on aircraft
replace the front fuel tank support strap, September 18, 2007, to do the actions embodying PAC/FU/0340.
P/N CAP 10–70–08–01, using the required by this AD, unless the AD specifies We are issuing this AD to require
instructions in the maintenance manual. otherwise. actions to correct the unsafe condition
(3) If you are unable to establish the (1) The Director of the Federal Register on these products.
accumulated hours TIS on the front fuel tank approved the incorporation by reference of
support strap, DATES: This AD becomes effective April
this service information under 5 U.S.C. 30, 2008.
P/N CAP 10–70–08–01, you must use the
total hours TIS accumulated on the airplane 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. On April 30, 2008, the Director of the
for the accumulated hours TIS on the strap. (2) For service information identified in Federal Register approved the
(4) Within the next 30 days after the this AD, contact Apex Aircraft, Bureau de incorporation by reference of certain
effective date of this AD update the Navigabilité, 1, route de Troyes, 21121 publications listed in this AD.
airworthiness limitations section of your DAROIS—France; telephone: +33 380 35 65
ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD
maintenance program to reflect the life limit 10; fax +33 380 35 65 15; e-mail:
change of P/N CAP 10–70–08–01 from 4,000 docket on the Internet at http://
airworthiness@apex-aircraft.com; Internet:
hours TIS to 2,000 hours TIS using APEX www.regulations.gov or in person at
http://www.apex-aircraft.com.
Aircraft Service Bulletin No. 040102 R1, Document Management Facility, U.S.
(3) You may review copies at the FAA,
Revision 1, dated September 18, 2007. Department of Transportation, Docket
Central Region, Office of the Regional
FAA AD Differences Counsel, 901 Locust, Room 506, Kansas City,
Operations, M–30, West Building
Missouri 64106; or at the National Archives
Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200
Note: This AD differs from the MCAI and/ New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington,
or service information as follows: The FAA and Records Administration (NARA). For
information on the availability of this DC 20590.
has established a more universal compliance
material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karl
time for all airplanes. This gives all owners/
operators at least 30 days to comply with the to: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/ Schletzbaum, Aerospace Engineer, FAA,
AD. cfr/ibr-locations.html. Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust,
Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106;
Other FAA AD Provisions Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on March
telephone: (816) 329–4146; fax: (816)
17, 2008.
(g) The following provisions also apply to 329–4090.
this AD: David R. Showers,
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
(1) Alternative Methods of Compliance Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate,
(AMOCs): The Manager, Standards Office, Aircraft Certification Service. Discussion
FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs [FR Doc. E8–5955 Filed 3–25–08; 8:45 am] We issued a notice of proposed
for this AD, if requested using the procedures
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found in 14 CFR 39.19. Send information to BILLING CODE 4910–13–P rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR
ATTN: Sarjapur Nagarajan, Aerospace part 39 to include an AD that would
Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, apply to the specified products. That
901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri NPRM was published in the Federal
64106; telephone: (816) 329–4145; fax: (816) Register on January 24, 2008 (73 FR

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4127). That NPRM proposed to correct rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, Adoption of the Amendment
an unsafe condition for the specified section 106, describes the authority of
products. The MCAI states: the FAA Administrator. ‘‘Subtitle VII: ■ Accordingly, under the authority
Aviation Programs,’’ describes in more delegated to me by the Administrator,
This AD is prompted by reports of
detail the scope of the Agency’s the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as
loosening rivets securing the threaded inserts
in the ends of the aileron control pushrods authority. follows:
P/N 08–24015–1. Aileron push-pull rods P/ We are issuing this rulemaking under
N 08–24015–1 have been installed on aircraft PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS
the authority described in ‘‘Subtitle VII,
embodying PAC/FU/0340. DIRECTIVES
Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701:
The MCAI requires an initial and General requirements.’’ Under that ■ 1. The authority citation for part 39
repetitive inspection of the aileron and section, Congress charges the FAA with continues to read as follows:
elevator control push-rods and requires promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in
Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701.
corrective action as necessary. air commerce by prescribing regulations
for practices, methods, and procedures § 39.13 [Amended]
Comments the Administrator finds necessary for
We gave the public the opportunity to safety in air commerce. This regulation ■ 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding
participate in developing this AD. We is within the scope of that authority the following new AD:
received no comments on the NPRM or because it addresses an unsafe condition 2008–07–06 Pacific Aerospace Corporation,
on the determination of the cost to the that is likely to exist or develop on Ltd.: Amendment 39–15447; Docket No.
public. products identified in this rulemaking FAA–2008–0055; Directorate Identifier
action. 2007–CE–099–AD.
Conclusion
Effective Date
We reviewed the available data and Regulatory Findings
(a) This airworthiness directive (AD)
determined that air safety and the We determined that this AD will not becomes effective April 30, 2008.
public interest require adopting the AD have federalism implications under
as proposed. Affected ADs
Executive Order 13132. This AD will
not have a substantial direct effect on (b) None.
Differences Between this AD and the
MCAI or Service Information the States, on the relationship between Applicability
the national government and the States, (c) This AD applies to models FU24–954
We have reviewed the MCAI and or on the distribution of power and
related service information and, in and FU24A–954 airplanes, all serial
responsibilities among the various numbers, certificated in any category.
general, agree with their substance. But levels of government.
we might have found it necessary to use For the reasons discussed above, I
Subject
different words from those in the MCAI certify this AD: (d) Air Transport Association of America
to ensure the AD is clear for U.S. (ATA) Code 27: Flight Controls.
(1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory
operators and is enforceable. In making
action’’ under Executive Order 12866; Reason
these changes, we do not intend to differ
(2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under (e) The mandatory continuing
substantively from the information
DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures airworthiness information (MCAI) states:
provided in the MCAI and related
(44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and This AD is prompted by reports of
service information.
We might also have required different (3) Will not have a significant loosening rivets securing the threaded inserts
economic impact, positive or negative, in the ends of the aileron control pushrods
actions in this AD from those in the P/N 08–24015–1. Aileron push-pull rods P/
MCAI in order to follow FAA policies. on a substantial number of small entities
under the criteria of the Regulatory N 08–24015–1 have been installed on aircraft
Any such differences are highlighted in embodying PAC/FU/0340.
a NOTE within the AD. Flexibility Act.
We prepared a regulatory evaluation The MCAI requires an initial and repetitive
Costs of Compliance inspection of the aileron and elevator control
of the estimated costs to comply with push-rods and requires corrective action as
We estimate that this AD will affect 2 this AD and placed it in the AD Docket. necessary.
products of U.S. registry. We also Examining the AD Docket Actions and Compliance
estimate that it will take about 1 work-
hour per product to comply with basic You may examine the AD docket on (f) Unless already done, do the following
requirements of this AD. The average the Internet at http:// actions:
www.regulations.gov; or in person at the (1) Within the next 50 hours time-in-
labor rate is $80 per work-hour.
Docket Management Facility between 9 service (TIS) after April 30, 2008 (the
Required parts will cost about $100 per effective date of this AD), inspect the
product. a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through
pushrod ends on the aileron and elevator
Based on these figures, we estimate Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD control pushrods part number (P/N) 08–
the cost of this AD to the U.S. operators docket contains the NPRM, the 24015–1 following Pacific Aerospace Limited
to be $360 or $180 per product. regulatory evaluation, any comments Service Bulletin No. PACSB/FU/091, Issue 2,
In addition, we estimate that any received, and other information. The dated November 12, 2007. Repetitively
necessary follow-on actions would take street address for the Docket Office inspect thereafter at intervals not to exceed
about 5 work-hours and require parts (telephone (800) 647–5527) is in the 150 hours TIS.
costing $100, for a cost of $500 per ADDRESSES section. Comments will be (2) Before further flight after any inspection
available in the AD docket shortly after where any rivets are found on aileron and
product. We have no way of
elevator control pushrods P/N 08–24015–1
determining the number of products receipt.
that have detectable play between the
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that may need these actions. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 pushrod and the insert or evidence of
Authority for This Rulemaking working rivets, replace the rivets following
Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation Pacific Aerospace Limited Service Bulletin
Title 49 of the United States Code safety, Incorporation by reference, No. PACSB/FU/091, Issue 2, dated November
specifies the FAA’s authority to issue Safety. 12, 2007.

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FAA AD Differences Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on March FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901
17, 2008. Locust, Room 301, Kansas City,
Note: This AD differs from the MCAI and/
or service information as follows: No David R. Showers, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–
differences. Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, 4145; fax: (816) 329–4090.
Aircraft Certification Service. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
Other FAA AD Provisions [FR Doc. E8–5957 Filed 3–25–08; 8:45 am]
(g) The following provisions also apply to BILLING CODE 4910–13–P
Discussion
this AD: We issued a notice of proposed
(1) Alternative Methods of Compliance rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR
(AMOCs): The Manager, Standards Office, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION part 39 to include an AD that would
FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs apply to the specified products. That
for this AD, if requested using the procedures Federal Aviation Administration NPRM was published in the Federal
found in 14 CFR 39.19. Send information to
ATTN: Karl Schletzbaum, Aerospace
Register on January 24, 2008 (73 FR
14 CFR Part 39 4123). That NPRM proposed to correct
Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate,
901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri [Docket No. FAA–2008–0057 Directorate an unsafe condition for the specified
64106; telephone: (816) 329–4146; fax: (816) Identifier 2007–CE–102–AD; Amendment products. The MCAI states:
329–4090. Before using any approved AMOC 39–15445; AD 2008–07–04] A case of loose bond (ungluing) of one
on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, mounting wooden block of the control stick
notify your appropriate principal inspector RIN 2120–AA64
base cover, found during the cover
(PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District reinstallation, was reported to the Type
Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local
Airworthiness Directives; APEX
Certificate Holder (TCH) and led to the
FSDO. Aircraft Model CAP 10 B Airplanes issuance of the ‘‘recommended’’ Service
(2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement AGENCY: Federal Aviation Bulletin (SB) No.031004 in February 2004.
in this AD to obtain corrective actions from Since that date, other similar occurrences
Administration (FAA), Department of
a manufacturer or other source, use these have been reported. This SB in its revision
actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective
Transportation (DOT). 1, has therefore been reclassified
actions are considered FAA-approved if they ACTION: Final rule. ‘‘mandatory’’ by the TCH.
are approved by the State of Design Authority This Airworthiness Directive (AD)
(or their delegated agent). You are required SUMMARY: We are adopting a new mandates inspection of the mounting blocks
to assure the product is airworthy before it airworthiness directive (AD) for the of the control stick base cover for loose bonds
is returned to service. products listed above. This AD results and repair, as necessary.
(3) Reporting Requirements: For any from mandatory continuing These actions are intended to address the
reporting requirement in this AD, under the airworthiness information (MCAI) identified unsafe condition so as to prevent
provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act issued by an aviation authority of separation of the mounting blocks from the
(44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Office of another country to identify and correct wing spar which could result in restricted
Management and Budget (OMB) has movement of the ailerons and elevators with
an unsafe condition on an aviation possible partial or complete loss of controls.
approved the information collection product. The MCAI describes the unsafe
requirements and has assigned OMB Control The MCAI requires an inspection of
condition as:
Number 2120–0056. the four mounting wooden blocks of the
A case of loose bond (ungluing) of one
Related Information control stick base cover. You are to take
mounting wooden block of the control stick
(h) Refer to MCAI Civil Aviation Authority base cover, found during the cover corrective action by repairing any loose
of New Zealand (CAA), which is the aviation reinstallation, was reported to the Type blocks where inspection indicates
authority for New Zealand, DCA/FU24/177, Certificate Holder (TCH) and led to the necessary.
dated November 28, 2007; and Pacific issuance of the ‘‘recommended’’ Service
Comments
Aerospace Limited Service Bulletin No. Bulletin (SB) No. 031004 in February 2004.
PACSB/FU/091, Issue 2, dated November 12, Since that date, other similar occurrences We gave the public the opportunity to
2007, for related information. have been reported. This SB in its revision participate in developing this AD. We
1, has therefore been reclassified received no comments on the NPRM or
Material Incorporated by Reference ‘‘mandatory’’ by the TCH. on the determination of the cost to the
(i) You must use Pacific Aerospace Limited public.
We are issuing this AD to require
Service Bulletin No. PACSB/FU/091, Issue 2,
dated November 12, 2007, to do the actions
actions to correct the unsafe condition Conclusion
required by this AD, unless the AD specifies on these products.
We reviewed the available data and
otherwise. DATES: This AD becomes effective April
determined that air safety and the
(1) The Director of the Federal Register 30, 2008.
approved the incorporation by reference of public interest require adopting the AD
On April 30, 2008, the Director of the
this service information under 5 U.S.C. as proposed.
Federal Register approved the
552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. incorporation by reference of certain Differences Between This AD and the
(2) For service information identified in
publications listed in this AD. MCAI or Service Information
this AD, contact Pacific Aerospace Limited,
Hamilton Airport, Private Bag, 3027 ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD We have reviewed the MCAI and
Hamilton, New Zealand; telephone: +64 7– docket on the Internet at http:// related service information and, in
843–6144; facsimile: +64 7–843–6134. www.regulations.gov or in person at general, agree with their substance. But
(3) You may review copies at the FAA, Document Management Facility, U.S. we might have found it necessary to use
Central Region, Office of the Regional Department of Transportation, Docket different words from those in the MCAI
Counsel, 901 Locust, Room 506, Kansas City, Operations, M–30, West Building to ensure the AD is clear for U.S.
Missouri 64106; or at the National Archives
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Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 operators and is enforceable. In making


and Records Administration (NARA). For
New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, these changes, we do not intend to differ
information on the availability of this
material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go DC 20590. substantively from the information
to: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: provided in the MCAI and related
cfr/ibr-locations.html. Sarjapur Nagarajan, Aerospace Engineer, service information.

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