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through the full authority digital electronic Previous Credit (o) Contact Robert Green, Aerospace
control fault detection system. (l) Initial and repetitive inspections and Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA,
Repetitive Inspections for CF6–80C2A Series checks of the thrust reverser actuation Engine and Propeller Directorate, 12 New
Turbofan Engines systems done before the effective date of this England Executive Park, Burlington, MA
AD that use the following ASBs, comply with 01803; e-mail: Robert.green@faa.gov;
(j) For CF6–80C2A series turbofan engines,
perform repetitive thrust reverser inspections the requirements specified in this AD: telephone (781) 238–7754; fax (781) 238–
using Section 2, Accomplishment (1) MRAS ASB No. CF6–50 S/B 78A3001, 7199, for more information about this AD.
Instructions, of MRAS ASB No. CF6– Revision 2, dated December 18, 1997; and (p) You must use the service information
80C2A1/A2/A3/A5/A8/A5F S/B 78A1015, MRAS ASB No. CF6–50 S/B 78A3001, specified in Table 1 of this AD to perform the
Revision 7, dated August 30, 2007, at the Revision 3, dated May 3, 2006. inspections required by this AD. The Director
following: (2) MRAS ASB No. CF6–80A1/A3 S/B of the Federal Register approved the
(1) On Airbus A300–600 and A310 series 78A1002, Revision 3, dated January 21, 1999; incorporation by reference of the documents
airplanes with left-hand and right-hand and MRAS ASB No. CF6–80A1/A3 S/B listed in Table 1 of this AD in accordance
reverser halves that do not have the double/ 78A1002, Revision 4, dated May 3, 2006.
backup P-seal, introduced by MRAS SB No. with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
(3) MRAS ASB No. CF6–80C2 S/B Contact Middle River Aircraft Systems, Mail
CF6–80C2 S/B 78A1005, and that do not 78A1015, Revision 5, dated January 21, 1999;
have LAAs installed, within every 600 hours Point 46, 103 Chesapeake Park Plaza,
and MRAS ASB No. CF6–80C2A1/A2/A3/ Baltimore, MD, 21220, attn: Warranty
TSLI.
A5/A8/A5F S/B 78A1015, Revision 6, dated
(2) On Airbus A300–600 and A310 series Support, telephone: (410) 682–0094, fax:
airplanes with left-hand and right-hand May 3, 2006.
(410) 682–0100 for a copy of this service
reverser halves that have the double/backup Alternative Methods of Compliance information. You may review copies at the
P-seal, introduced by MRAS SB No. CF6– FAA, New England Region, 12 New England
80C2 S/B 78A1005, or that have LAAs (m) The Manager, Engine Certification
Office, FAA, has the authority to approve Executive Park, Burlington, MA; or at the
installed, within every 7,000 hours TSLI.
alternative methods of compliance for this National Archives and Records
Engines That Fail an Inspection or Check AD if requested using the procedures found Administration (NARA). For information on
(k) On engines that fail an inspection or in 14 CFR 39.19. the availability of this material at NARA, call
check required by this AD, perform 202–741–6030, or go to: http://
Related Information
corrective actions or deactivate the fan www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-
reverser per Section 2, Accomplishment (n) France AD 1999–422–IMP(B), dated locations.html.
Instructions, of the applicable MRAS ASB, October 20, 1999, also pertains to the subject
before further flight. of this AD.

TABLE 1.—INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE


Middle River Aircraft Systems Alert Service Bulletin No. Page Revision Date

CF6–50 S/B 78A3001 ...................................................................................................... All 4 August 30, 2007.


Total Pages: 50
CF6–80A1/A3 S/B 78A1002 ............................................................................................ All 5 July 19, 2007.
Total Pages: 38
CF6–80C2A1/A2/A3/A5/A8/A5F S/B 78A1015 ............................................................... All 7 August 30, 2007.
Total Pages: 36

Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on SUMMARY: We are adopting a new Commercial Airplanes, Long Beach
January 15, 2008. airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Division, 3855 Lakewood Boulevard,
Peter A. White, McDonnell Douglas Model 717–200 Long Beach, California 90846,
Assistant Manager, Engine and Propeller airplanes. This AD requires Attention: Data and Service
Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. modification of the conduit for the Management, Dept. C1–L5A (D800–
[FR Doc. E8–975 Filed 1–23–08; 8:45 am] forward boost pump of the center fuel 0024).
BILLING CODE 4910–13–P tank. This AD results from the finding
Examining the AD Docket
that a potential chafing condition exists
in the volute assembly of the forward You may examine the AD docket on
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION boost pump for the center fuel tank. We the Internet at http://
are issuing this AD to prevent chafing of www.regulations.gov; or in person at the
Federal Aviation Administration the fuel boost pump wiring that could Docket Management Facility between 9
lead to arcing to the inside of the 45- a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through
14 CFR Part 39 degree angle fitting, which, in Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD
combination with flammable fuel docket contains this AD, the regulatory
[Docket No. FAA–2007–29329; Directorate vapors, could result in a fuel tank evaluation, any comments received, and
Identifier 2007–NM–205–AD; Amendment explosion and consequent loss of the other information. The address for the
39–15342; AD 2008–02–12] airplane. Docket Office (telephone 800–647–5527)
is the Document Management Facility,
RIN 2120–AA64 DATES: This AD is effective February 28, U.S. Department of Transportation,
2008. Docket Operations, M–30, West
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell The Director of the Federal Register Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140,
Douglas Model 717–200 Airplanes approved the incorporation by reference 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.,
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of a certain publication listed in this AD Washington, DC 20590.


AGENCY: Federal Aviation as of February 28, 2008.
Administration (FAA), DOT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
ADDRESSES: For service information Samuel S. Lee, Aerospace Engineer,
ACTION: Final rule.
identified in this AD, contact Boeing Propulsion Branch, ANM–140L, FAA,

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Los Angeles Aircraft Certification accordance with the original issue of the Regulatory Findings
Office, 3960 Paramount Boulevard, service bulletin, accomplishing a leak This AD will not have federalism
Lakewood, California 90712–4137; check of the conduits using AMM Task implications under Executive Order
telephone (562) 627–5262; fax (562) 28–22–28–700–801 should be 13132. This AD will not have a
627–5210. acceptable to ensure that the conduits substantial direct effect on the States, on
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: are not leaking in lieu of accessing the the relationship between the national
Discussion conduit connections again for a torque government and the States, or on the
check. distribution of power and
We issued a notice of proposed
We agree that work done in responsibilities among the various
rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR
accordance with Boeing Service Bulletin levels of government.
part 39 to include an airworthiness For the reasons discussed above, I
directive (AD) that would apply to 717–28–0007, dated August 22, 2002, is
acceptable for compliance with the certify that this AD:
certain McDonnell Douglas Model 717– (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory
200 airplanes. That NPRM was requirements of this AD provided that a
leak check of the conduit is action’’ under Executive Order 12866,
published in the Federal Register on (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under
October 11, 2007 (72 FR 57892). That accomplished in accordance with
Boeing 717 AMM Task 28–22–28–700– DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures
NPRM proposed to require modification (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979), and
of the conduit for the forward boost 801. We have added a new paragraph (g)
(3) Will not have a significant
pump of the center fuel tank. to this AD to allow credit for previous
economic impact, positive or negative,
accomplishment.
Comments on a substantial number of small entities
Conclusion under the criteria of the Regulatory
We gave the public the opportunity to
Flexibility Act.
participate in developing this AD. We We reviewed the relevant data, You can find our regulatory
have considered the two comments considered the comments received, and evaluation and the estimated costs of
received from the one commenter. determined that air safety and the compliance in the AD Docket.
Support for the NPRM public interest require adopting the AD
with the change described previously. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39
AirTran Airways supports the NPRM.
We also determined that this change Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation
Request To Allow Use of Original Issue will not increase the economic burden safety, Incorporation by reference,
of Service Bulletin on any operator or increase the scope of Safety.
AirTran Airways requests that we the AD.
Adoption of the Amendment
revise this AD to specify that actions Costs of Compliance
accomplished before the effective date ■ Accordingly, under the authority
of this AD in accordance with Boeing There are about 77 airplanes of the delegated to me by the Administrator,
Service Bulletin 717–28–0007, dated affected design in the worldwide fleet. the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as
August 22, 2002, are considered This AD affects about 61 airplanes of follows:
acceptable for compliance with the U.S. registry. The required actions take
corresponding actions specified in PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS
about 10 work hours per airplane, at an
paragraph (f) of this AD provided that a DIRECTIVES
average labor rate of $80 per work hour.
leak check of the conduit is Based on these figures, the estimated ■ 1. The authority citation for part 39
accomplished in accordance with cost of the AD for U.S. operators is continues to read as follows:
Boeing 717 Airplane Maintenance $48,800, or $800 per airplane. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701.
Manual (AMM) Task 28–22–28–700–
801, ‘‘Leak Test of the Fuel Pump Authority for This Rulemaking § 39.13 [Amended]
Electrical Conduit.’’ AirTran Airways ■ 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding
Title 49 of the United States Code
has accomplished the actions specified the following new AD:
specifies the FAA’s authority to issue
in the original issue of the service
rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, 2008–02–12 McDonnell Douglas:
bulletin on all applicable airplanes in its
section 106, describes the authority of Amendment 39–15342. Docket No. FAA–
fleet. AirTran Airways states that
the FAA Administrator. ‘‘Subtitle VII: 2007–29329; Directorate Identifier 2007–
Revision 1, dated September 23, 2003, NM–205–AD.
Aviation Programs,’’ describes in more
of the service bulletin was published to
detail the scope of the Agency’s Effective Date
provide a torque value for the conduits
authority.
due to an instance of fuel leaking from (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) is
the conduit at the front spar following We are issuing this rulemaking under effective February 28, 2008.
accomplishment of the task. AirTran the authority described in ‘‘Subtitle VII, Affected ADs
Airways notes that it accomplished a Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701:
General requirements.’’ Under that (b) None.
leak check of the conduit during
accomplishment of the original issue of section, Congress charges the FAA with Applicability
the service bulletin, and that the leak promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in (c) This AD applies to McDonnell Douglas
check was later added to the AMM in air commerce by prescribing regulations Model 717–200 airplanes, certificated in any
January 2004, as AMM Task 28–22–28– for practices, methods, and procedures category; as identified in Boeing Service
700–801. The leak check of the conduit the Administrator finds necessary for Bulletin 717–28–0007, Revision 1, dated
ensured that the conduit was not safety in air commerce. This regulation September 23, 2003.
leaking, in the absence of a specified is within the scope of that authority
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Unsafe Condition
torque value in the original issue of the because it addresses an unsafe condition (d) This AD results from a finding that a
service bulletin. AirTran Airways that is likely to exist or develop on potential chafing condition exists in the
believes that, if operators have products identified in this rulemaking volute assembly of the forward boost pump
accomplished the modification in action. for the center fuel tank. We are issuing this

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AD to prevent chafing of the forward boost Issued in Renton, Washington, on January a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through
pump wiring that could lead to arcing to the 14, 2008. Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD
inside of the 45-degree angle fitting, which, Stephen P. Boyd, docket contains this AD, the regulatory
in combination with flammable fuel vapors,
Assistant Manager, Transport Airplane evaluation, any comments received, and
could result in a fuel tank explosion and
consequent loss of the airplane.
Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. other information. The address for the
[FR Doc. E8–971 Filed 1–23–08; 8:45 am] Docket Office (telephone 800–647–5527)
Compliance BILLING CODE 4910–13–P is the Document Management Facility,
(e) You are responsible for having the U.S. Department of Transportation,
actions required by this AD performed within Docket Operations, M–30, West
the compliance times specified, unless the DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140,
actions have already been done. 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.,
Modification Federal Aviation Administration Washington, DC 20590.
(f) Within 78 months after the effective FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sue
date of this AD, modify the conduit for the 14 CFR Part 39 McCormick, Aerospace Engineer, Cabin
forward fuel boost pump of the center fuel [Docket No. FAA–2007–28375; Directorate Safety and Environmental Systems
tank, by accomplishing all of the actions Identifier 2007–NM–015–AD; Amendment Branch, ANM–150S, FAA, Seattle
specified in Boeing Service Bulletin 717–28– 39–15346; AD 2008–02–16] Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind
0007, Revision 1, dated September 23, 2003. Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington
RIN 2120–AA64 98057–3356; telephone (303) 342–1082;
Credit for Actions Done According to
Previous Issue of Service Bulletin
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing fax (425) 917–6590.
(g) Actions done before the effective date Model 767–200 and 767–300 Series SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
of this AD in accordance with Boeing Service Airplanes
Bulletin 717–28–0007, dated August 22, Discussion
2002, are acceptable for compliance with the AGENCY: Federal Aviation The FAA issued a notice of proposed
requirements of paragraph (f) of this AD Administration (FAA), Department of rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR
provided that a leak check of the conduit is part 39 to include an AD that would
Transportation (DOT).
accomplished in accordance with Boeing 717 apply to certain Boeing Model 767–200
Airplane Maintenance Manual (AMM) Task ACTION: Final rule.
28–22–28–700–801, ‘‘Leak Test of the Fuel
and 767–300 series airplanes. That
Pump Electrical Conduit.’’ SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new NPRM was published in the Federal
airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Register on June 19, 2007 (72 FR 33701).
Alternative Methods of Compliance Boeing Model 767–200 and 767–300 That NPRM proposed to require
(AMOCs) reworking certain duct assemblies in the
series airplanes. This AD requires
(h)(1) The Manager, Los Angeles Aircraft reworking certain duct assemblies in the environmental control system (ECS).
Certification Office (ACO), FAA, has the
environmental control system (ECS). Comments
authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if
requested in accordance with the procedures This AD results from reports of duct
assemblies in the ECS with burned We provided the public the
found in 14 CFR 39.19.
Boeing Material Specification (BMS) 8– opportunity to participate in the
(2) To request a different method of
compliance or a different compliance time 39 polyurethane foam insulation. This development of this AD. We have
for this AD, follow the procedures in 14 CFR AD also results from a report from the considered the comments received.
39.19. Before using any approved AMOC on airplane manufacturer that airplanes Support for the Proposed AD
any airplane to which the AMOC applies, were assembled with duct assemblies in
notify your appropriate principal inspector Boeing concurs with the requirements
the ECS wrapped with BMS 8–39
(PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District of this AD.
Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local polyurethane foam insulation, a
FSDO. material of which the fire retardant Request To Remove Airplane From the
properties deteriorate with age. We are Proposed Applicability
Material Incorporated by Reference issuing this AD to prevent a potential Hawaiian Airlines requests that we
(i) You must use Boeing Service Bulletin electrical arc from igniting the BMS 8–
717–28–0007, Revision 1, dated September
revise the proposed AD to remove one
39 polyurethane foam insulation on the of its airplanes from the proposed
23, 2003, to do the actions required by this duct assemblies of the ECS, which could
AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. applicability. Hawaiian states that the
(1) The Director of the Federal Register
propagate a small fire and lead to a airplane came to them with two ducts
approved the incorporation by reference of larger fire that might spread throughout installed in the affected area that do not
this service information under 5 U.S.C. the airplane through the ECS. have insulation installed on them. Each
552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. DATES: This AD becomes effective of these ducts has a part number not
(2) For service information identified in February 28, 2008. listed in Boeing Service Bulletin 767–
this AD, contact Boeing Commercial The Director of the Federal Register 21A0167, Revision 1, dated December
Airplanes, Long Beach Division, 3855
Lakewood Boulevard, Long Beach, California
approved the incorporation by reference 19, 2006. We referred to Boeing Service
90846, Attention: Data and Service of a certain publication listed in the AD Bulletin 767–21A0167, Revision 1, as
Management, Dept. C1–L5A (D800–0024). as of February 28, 2008. the appropriate source of service
(3) You may review copies of the service ADDRESSES: For service information information for doing the actions
information incorporated by reference at the identified in this AD, contact Boeing specified in the proposed AD. Hawaiian
FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Commercial Airplanes, P.O. Box 3707, quotes text from a Boeing message, in
Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington; or at Seattle, Washington 98124–2207. which Boeing confirms that the two
the National Archives and Records subject duct assemblies do not need
Administration (NARA). For information on Examining the AD Docket rework in accordance with the service
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the availability of this material at NARA, call


202–741–6030, or go to: http:// You may examine the AD docket on bulletin because neither of the ducts
www.archives.gov/federal_register/ the Internet at http:// assemblies are wrapped with Boeing
code_of_federal_regulations/ www.regulations.gov; or in person at the Material Specification (BMS) 8–39
ibr_locations.html. Docket Management Facility between 9 polyurethane foam insulation.

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