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Federal Register / Vol. 72, No.

199 / Tuesday, October 16, 2007 / Rules and Regulations 58495

TABLE 2.—SERVICE BULLETINS ACCEPTABLE FOR ACTIONS ACCOMPLISHED PREVIOUSLY—Continued


Boeing special attention service bulletin Revision level Date

767–57–0092 ....................................................................................................................................... Original .................... November 4, 2004.


767–57–0093 ....................................................................................................................................... Original .................... November 4, 2004.

Alternative Methods of Compliance (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District Contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, P.O.
(AMOCs) Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local Box 3707, Seattle, Washington 98124–2207,
(h)(1) The Manager, Seattle ACO, FAA, has FSDO. for a copy of this service information. You
the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, Material Incorporated by Reference may review copies at the FAA, Transport
if requested in accordance with the Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue,
(i) You must use the applicable special
procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; or at
attention service bulletin listed in Table 3 of
(2) To request a different method of this AD to perform the actions that are the National Archives and Records
compliance or a different compliance time required by this AD, unless the AD specifies Administration (NARA). For information on
for this AD, follow the procedures in 14 CFR otherwise. The Director of the Federal the availability of this material at NARA, call
39.19. Before using any approved AMOC on Register approved the incorporation by 202–741–6030, or go to: http://
any airplane to which the AMOC applies, reference of these documents in accordance www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-
notify your appropriate principal inspector with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. locations.html.

TABLE 3.—MATERIAL INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE


Boeing special attention service bulletin Revision level Date

747–28–2259 ....................................................................................................................................... 2 ............................... July 5, 2007.


767–57–0092 ....................................................................................................................................... 1 ............................... February 15, 2007.
767–57–0093 ....................................................................................................................................... 1 ............................... February 15, 2007.

Issued in Renton, Washington, on October corrosion cracking of the elevator hinge FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
5, 2007. support fittings has been discovered on Duong Tran, Aerospace Engineer,
Ali Bahrami, several Model 707 airplanes. We are Airframe Branch, ANM–120S, FAA,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, issuing this AD to prevent cracking of Seattle Aircraft Certification Office,
Aircraft Certification Service. the elevator hinge support fittings, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton,
[FR Doc. E7–20223 Filed 10–15–07; 8:45 am] which could reduce the elevator support Washington 98057–3356; telephone
BILLING CODE 4910–13–P stiffness and lead to in-flight airframe (425) 917–6452; fax (425) 917–6590.
vibration, consequent damage to the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
elevator and horizontal stabilizer, and
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION reduced controllability of the airplane. Discussion
Federal Aviation Administration DATES: This AD becomes effective The FAA issued a notice of proposed
November 20, 2007. rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR
14 CFR Part 39 The Director of the Federal Register part 39 to include an AD that would
approved the incorporation by reference apply to all Boeing Model 707 airplanes
[Docket No. FAA–2007–28811; Directorate and Model 720 and 720B series
Identifier 2006–NM–246–AD; Amendment of a certain publication listed in the AD
as of November 20, 2007. airplanes. That NPRM was published in
39–15233; AD 2007–21–15]
the Federal Register on July 30, 2007
RIN 2120–AA64 ADDRESSES: For service information (72 FR 41462). That NPRM proposed to
identified in this AD, contact Boeing require identifying the material used in
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Commercial Airplanes, P.O. Box 3707, the elevator hinge support fittings of the
Model 707 Airplanes and Model 720 Seattle, Washington 98124–2207. horizontal stabilizer trailing edge, doing
and 720B Series Airplanes repetitive detailed inspections for
Examining the AD Docket
AGENCY: Federal Aviation cracking of the fittings and corrective
Administration (FAA), Department of You may examine the AD docket on actions if necessary, and doing an
Transportation (DOT). the Internet at http:// eventual terminating action.
ACTION: Final rule. www.regulations.gov; or in person at the
Comments
Docket Management Facility between 9
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through We provided the public the
airworthiness directive (AD) for all Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD opportunity to participate in the
Boeing Model 707 airplanes and Model docket contains this AD, the regulatory development of this AD. We received no
720 and 720B series airplanes. This AD evaluation, any comments received, and comments on the NPRM or on the
requires identifying the material used in other information. The address for the determination of the cost to the public.
the elevator hinge support fittings of the Docket Office (telephone 800–647–5527)
Clarification of Costs of Compliance
horizontal stabilizer trailing edge, doing is the Document Management Facility,
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repetitive detailed inspections for U.S. Department of Transportation, In the NPRM, the estimated cost per
cracking of the fittings and corrective Docket Operations, M–30, West airplane for the proposed detailed
actions if necessary, and doing an Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, inspections was correct, but the fleet
eventual terminating action. This AD 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., cost was erroneously calculated to be
results from a report that stress Washington, DC 20590. $47,840 per inspection cycle. We have

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corrected that amount to $99,840 per described previously. We have Costs of Compliance
inspections cycle. determined that this change will neither There are about 185 airplanes of the
increase the economic burden on any affected design in the worldwide fleet.
Conclusion
operator nor increase the scope of the This AD affects about 52 airplanes of
We have carefully reviewed the AD. U.S. registry. The following table
available data and determined that air provides the estimated costs for U.S.
safety and the public interest require operators to comply with this AD, at an
adopting the AD with the change average labor rate of $80 per work hour.
ESTIMATED COSTS
Cost per
Action Work hours Parts Fleet cost
Airplane

Material verification ........... 1 ........................................ No parts needed ............... $80 .................................... $4,160.
Detailed inspections .......... 24, per inspection cycle .... No parts needed ............... $1,920 ............................... $99,840, per inspection
cycle.
Modification (fabrication 6 ........................................ Operator supplied ............. $480 .................................. $24,960.
and installation of
nutplates).
Terminating action ............. 132 .................................... $53,078 1 or $87,750 2 ...... $63,638 1 or $98,310 2 ...... Up to $5,112,120.
1 for Group 1 airplanes.
2 for Group 2 airplanes.

Authority for This Rulemaking on a substantial number of small entities –100B short body series airplanes; Model
under the criteria of the Regulatory 707–300, –300B, –300C, and –400 series
Title 49 of the United States Code airplanes; and Model 720 and 720B series
specifies the FAA’s authority to issue Flexibility Act.
We prepared a regulatory evaluation airplanes; certificated in any category.
rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I,
Section 106, describes the authority of of the estimated costs to comply with Unsafe Condition
the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, this AD and placed it in the AD docket. (d) This AD results from a report that stress
Aviation Programs, describes in more See the ADDRESSES section for a location corrosion cracking of the elevator hinge
detail the scope of the Agency’s to examine the regulatory evaluation. support fittings of the horizontal stabilizer
authority. trailing edge has been discovered on several
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39
Model 707 airplanes. We are issuing this AD
We are issuing this rulemaking under Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation to prevent cracking of the elevator hinge
the authority described in Subtitle VII, safety, Incorporation by reference, support fittings, which could reduce the
Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701, Safety. elevator support stiffness and lead to in-flight
‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that airframe vibration, consequent damage to the
section, Congress charges the FAA with Adoption of the Amendment elevator and horizontal stabilizer, and
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in reduced controllability of the airplane.
■ Accordingly, under the authority
air commerce by prescribing regulations
delegated to me by the Administrator, Compliance
for practices, methods, and procedures
the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as (e) You are responsible for having the
the Administrator finds necessary for
follows: actions required by this AD performed within
safety in air commerce. This regulation
the compliance times specified, unless the
is within the scope of that authority PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS actions have already been done.
because it addresses an unsafe condition DIRECTIVES
that is likely to exist or develop on Service Bulletin Reference
products identified in this rulemaking ■ 1. The authority citation for part 39 (f) The term ‘‘service bulletin,’’ as used in
action. continues to read as follows: this AD, means the Accomplishment
Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. Instructions of Boeing 707 Alert Service
Regulatory Findings Bulletin A3518, dated October 9, 2006.
We have determined that this AD will § 39.13 [Amended] Material Identification
not have federalism implications under ■ 2. The Federal Aviation (g) Within 180 days after the effective date
Executive Order 13132. This AD will Administration (FAA) amends § 39.13 of this AD or before further flight after any
not have a substantial direct effect on by adding the following new horizontal stabilizer is replaced: Verify the
the States, on the relationship between airworthiness directive (AD): type of material used in the elevator hinge
the national government and the States, support fittings of the horizontal stabilizer
2007–21–15 Boeing: Amendment 39–15233.
or on the distribution of power and Docket No. FAA–2007–28811;
trailing edge, in accordance with Part 1 of the
responsibilities among the various Accomplishment Instructions of the service
Directorate Identifier 2006–NM–246–AD.
levels of government. bulletin, then do the requirements of
For the reasons discussed above, I Effective Date paragraph (g)(1) or (g)(2) of this AD, as
certify that this AD: (a) This AD becomes effective November applicable. Repeat the verification before
20, 2007. further flight after the replacement of any
(1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory
hinge support fitting.
action’’ under Executive Order 12866; Affected ADs (1) For any hinge support fitting made of
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(2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under 7075–T7351 material: No further action is


(b) None.
DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures required by paragraph (h) or (i) of this AD.
(44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and Applicability (2) For any hinge support fitting made of
(3) Will not have a significant (c) This AD applies to all Model 707–100 7079–T6 or 7075–T6 material: Do the actions
economic impact, positive or negative, long body, –200, –100B long body, and required by paragraph (h) of this AD.

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Repetitive Inspections, One-time Material Incorporated by Reference This AD requires actions that are
Modification, and Corrective Actions (l) You must use Boeing 707 Alert Service intended to address the unsafe
(h) Before further flight after doing Bulletin A3518, dated October 9, 2006, to condition described in the MCAI.
paragraph (g) of this AD, do a detailed perform the actions that are required by this DATES: This AD becomes effective
inspection for cracking of the hinge support AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. The November 5, 2007.
fittings and modify certain segments of the Director of the Federal Register approved the
rib webs, in accordance with Part 2 of the On November 5, 2007, the Director of
incorporation by reference of this document
Accomplishment Instructions of the service in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR the Federal Register approved the
bulletin. For any hinge support fitting found part 51. Contact Boeing Commercial incorporation by reference of certain
to be cracked or damaged, before further Airplanes, P.O. Box 3707, Seattle, publications listed in this AD.
flight, do the actions required by paragraph Washington 98124–2207, for a copy of this We must receive comments on this
(h)(1) or (h)(2) of this AD; in accordance with service information. You may review copies AD by November 15, 2007.
Part 3 of the Accomplishment Instructions of at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, ADDRESSES: You may send comments by
the service bulletin. Do all actions in 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, Washington;
accordance with the Accomplishment any of the following methods:
or at the National Archives and Records
Instructions of the service bulletin; except • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to
Administration (NARA). For information on
where the service bulletin specifies to contact the availability of this material at NARA, call http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the
the manufacturer for repair procedures, this 202–741–6030, or go to: http:// instructions for submitting comments.
AD requires repair using a method approved www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr- • Fax: (202) 493–2251.
in accordance with the procedures specified locations.html. • Mail: U.S. Department of
in paragraph (k) of this AD. Transportation, Docket Operations, M–
(1) Replace the fitting with a serviceable Issued in Renton, Washington, on October
fitting made of 7079–T6 or 7075–T6 material. 5, 2007. 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room
Repeat the detailed inspection thereafter at Ali Bahrami,
W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.,
intervals not to exceed 180 days, until the Washington, DC 20590.
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate,
terminating action required by paragraph (i) • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of
Aircraft Certification Service.
of this AD has been done. Transportation, Docket Operations, M–
(2) Replace the fitting with a new, [FR Doc. E7–20219 Filed 10–15–07; 8:45 am]
30, West Building Ground Floor, Room
improved fitting made of 7075–T7351 BILLING CODE 4910–13–P
W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.,
material.
Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m.
Terminating Action and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday,
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
(i) For all airplanes: Within 48 months after except Federal holidays.
the effective date of this AD, replace all hinge Federal Aviation Administration
support fittings made of 7079–T6 or 7075–T6
Examining the AD Docket
material with new, improved fittings made of You may examine the AD docket on
7075–T7351 material, in accordance with 14 CFR Part 39
the Internet at http://
Part 4 of the Accomplishment Instructions of www.regulations.gov; or in person at the
the service bulletin. Doing this action [Docket No. FAA–2007–29217; Directorate
terminates all requirements of paragraphs (g) Identifier 2007–CE–075–AD; Amendment
Docket Management Facility between 9
and (h) of this AD. 39–15229; AD 2007–21–11] a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through
Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD
Parts Installation docket contains this AD, the regulatory
RIN 2120–AA64
(j) As of the effective date of this AD, no evaluation, any comments received, and
person may install, on any airplane, a new other information. The street address for
or serviceable hinge support fitting made of
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus
Aircraft Ltd. Models PC–12, PC–12/45, the Docket Office (telephone (800) 647–
7079–T6 or 7075–T6 material, unless the
and PC–12/47 Airplanes 5527) is in the ADDRESSES section.
requirements of paragraph (h)(1) of this AD
are accomplished. Comments will be available in the AD
AGENCY: Federal Aviation docket shortly after receipt.
Alternative Methods of Compliance Administration (FAA), DOT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
(AMOCs)
ACTION: Final rule; request for Doug Rudolph, Aerospace Engineer, 901
(k)(1) The Manager, Seattle Aircraft comments. Locust, Room 301, Kansas City,
Certification Office (ACO), FAA, has the
authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if
Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–
SUMMARY: We are adopting a new
requested in accordance with the procedures 4059; fax: (816) 329–4090.
airworthiness directive (AD) for the
found in 14 CFR 39.19. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
products listed above that will
(2) To request a different method of
compliance or a different compliance time supersede an existing AD. This AD Discussion
for this AD, follow the procedures in 14 CFR results from mandatory continuing On October 17, 2000, we issued AD
39.19. Before using any approved AMOC on airworthiness information (MCAI) 2000–21–14, Amendment 39–11946 (65
any airplane to which the AMOC applies, issued by the aviation authority of FR 64340; October 27, 2000). That AD
notify your appropriate principal inspector another country to identify and correct required actions intended to address an
(PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District an unsafe condition on an aviation
Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local unsafe condition on the products listed
product. The MCAI describes the unsafe above.
FSDO. condition as:
(3) An AMOC that provides an acceptable Since we issued AD 2000–21–14,
level of safety may be used for any repair This Airworthiness Directive (AD) is there have been reports of occurrences
required by this AD, if it is approved by an prompted by occurrences where abrasive of abrasive damage (chafing) on oil pipe
Authorized Representative for the Boeing damage (chafing) has been found on oil pipe assemblies in the area of the torque oil
Commercial Airplanes Delegation Option assemblies in the area of the torque oil pressure transducer on the engines of
Authorization Organization who has been pressure transducer on the engines of some
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authorized by the Manager, Seattle ACO, to PC–12 aircraft. Incorrect assembly after
some Model PC–12 series airplanes. The
make those findings. For a repair method to maintenance tasks can decrease distances damage has caused engine oil leakage in
be approved, the repair must meet the between various pipe/hoses assemblies and some airplanes. If uncorrected, the
certification basis of the airplane and the adjacent components. Damaged pipes can unsafe condition could result in engine
approval must specifically refer to this AD. cause oil leakages in the area of the engine. failure.

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