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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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58498 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 199 / Tuesday, October 16, 2007 / Rules and Regulations

The European Aviation Safety Agency Any such differences are described in a that is likely to exist or develop on
(EASA), which is the Technical Agent separate paragraph of the AD. These products identified in this rulemaking
for the Member States of the European requirements take precedence over action.
Community, has issued AD No: 2007– those copied from the MCAI.
Regulatory Findings
0235, dated August 31, 2007, corrected
FAA’s Determination of the Effective
September 14, 2007 (referred to after We determined that this AD will not
Date
this as ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe have federalism implications under
condition for the specified products. An unsafe condition exists that Executive Order 13132. This AD will
The MCAI states: requires the immediate adoption of this not have a substantial direct effect on
AD. The FAA has found that the risk to the States, on the relationship between
This Airworthiness Directive (AD) is
prompted by occurrences where abrasive the flying public justifies waiving notice the national government and the States,
damage (chafing) has been found on oil pipe and comment prior to adoption of this or on the distribution of power and
assemblies in the area of the torque oil rule because if uncorrected, the unsafe responsibilities among the various
pressure transducer on the engines of some condition could result in engine failure. levels of government.
PC–12 aircraft. Incorrect assembly after Therefore, we determined that notice For the reasons discussed above, I
maintenance tasks can decrease distances and opportunity for public comment certify that this AD:
between various pipe/hoses assemblies and before issuing this AD are impracticable
adjacent components. Damaged pipes can (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory
cause oil leakages in the area of the engine.
and that good cause exists for making action’’ under Executive Order 12866;
For the reasons stated above, this AD this amendment effective in fewer than (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under
requires an inspection for damage, 30 days. DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures
replacement when damage is found, and (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and
eventual replacement of all the affected pipe/
Comments Invited
(3) Will not have a significant
hose assemblies. This AD is a final rule that involves economic impact, positive or negative,
You may obtain further information requirements affecting flight safety, and on a substantial number of small entities
by examining the MCAI in the AD we did not precede it by notice and under the criteria of the Regulatory
docket. opportunity for public comment. We Flexibility Act.
invite you to send any written relevant
Relevant Service Information We prepared a regulatory evaluation
data, views, or arguments about this AD.
of the estimated costs to comply with
Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. has issued Pilatus Send your comments to an address
this AD and placed it in the AD docket.
PC12 Service Bulletin No: 71–007, dated listed under the ADDRESSES section.
August 21, 2007. The actions described Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2007–29217; List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39
in this service information are intended Directorate Identifier 2007–CE–075– Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation
to correct the unsafe condition AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. safety, Incorporation by reference,
identified in the MCAI. We specifically invite comments on the Safety.
overall regulatory, economic,
FAA’s Determination and Requirements environmental, and energy aspects of Adoption of the Amendment
of the AD this AD. We will consider all comments
This product has been approved by ■ Accordingly, under the authority
received by the closing date and may
the aviation authority of another delegated to me by the Administrator,
amend this AD because of those
country, and is approved for operation the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as
comments.
in the United States. Pursuant to our We will post all comments we follows:
bilateral agreement with this State of receive, without change, to http:// PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS
Design Authority, they have notified us www.regulations.gov, including any DIRECTIVES
of the unsafe condition described in the personal information you provide. We
MCAI and service information will also post a report summarizing each ■ 1. The authority citation for part 39
referenced above. We are issuing this substantive verbal contact we receive continues to read as follows:
AD because we evaluated all about this AD. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701.
information provided by the State of
Authority for This Rulemaking § 39.13 [Amended]
Design Authority and determined the
unsafe condition exists and is likely to Title 49 of the United States Code
■ 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by
exist or develop on other products of the specifies the FAA’s authority to issue
removing Amendment 39–11946 (65 FR
same type design. rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I,
64340; October 27, 2000), and adding
section 106, describes the authority of
Differences Between This AD and the the following new AD:
the FAA Administrator. ‘‘Subtitle VII:
MCAI or Service Information Aviation Programs,’’ describes in more 2007–21–11 Pilatus Aircraft Limited:
We have reviewed the MCAI and detail the scope of the Agency’s Amendment 39–15229; Docket No.
related service information and, in authority. FAA–2007–29217; Directorate Identifier
We are issuing this rulemaking under 2007–CE–075–AD.
general, agree with their substance. But
we might have found it necessary to use the authority described in ‘‘Subtitle VII, Effective Date
different words from those in the MCAI Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: (a) This airworthiness directive (AD)
to ensure the AD is clear for U.S. General requirements.’’ Under that becomes effective November 5, 2007.
operators and is enforceable. In making section, Congress charges the FAA with
Affected ADs
these changes, we do not intend to differ promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in
substantively from the information air commerce by prescribing regulations (b) This AD supersedes AD 2000–21–14,
Amendment 39–11946.
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provided in the MCAI and related for practices, methods, and procedures
service information. the Administrator finds necessary for Applicability
We might have also required different safety in air commerce. This regulation (c) This AD applies to Models PC–12, PC–
actions in this AD from those in the is within the scope of that authority 12/45, and PC–12–47 airplanes, all serial
MCAI in order to follow FAA policies. because it addresses an unsafe condition numbers, that are:

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(1) Equipped with oil pipe/hose assemblies allows for the temporary replacement (up to (3) You may review copies at the FAA,
part number (P/N) 577.11.12.104, 6 months) of the hose/pipe assemblies with Central Region, Office of the Regional
577.11.12.105, 946.37.74.305, 946.37.74.306, the same type that incorporate the potential Counsel, 901 Locust, Room 506, Kansas City,
946.37.74.307, 946.37.74.308, or unsafe condition (P/N 577.11.12.104, Missouri 64106; or at the National Archives
946.37.74.311; and 577.11.12.105, 946.37.74.305, 946.37.74.306, and Records Administration (NARA). For
(2) certificated in any category. 946.37.74.307, 946.37.74.308, or information on the availability of this
946.37.74.311). Due to the urgency of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go
Subject unsafe condition, the FAA is mandating to: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/
(d) Air Transport Association of America replacement with the improved parts cfr/ibr-locations.html.
(ATA) Code 71: Power Plant-General. immediately if damage is found.
Issued in Kansas City, Missouri on October
Reason Other FAA AD Provisions 5, 2007.
(e) The mandatory continuing (g) The following provisions also apply to David R. Showers,
airworthiness information (MCAI) states: this AD: Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate,
This Airworthiness Directive (AD) is (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance Aircraft Certification Service.
prompted by occurrences where abrasive (AMOCs): The Manager, Standards Office, [FR Doc. E7–20220 Filed 10–15–07; 8:45 am]
damage (chafing) has been found on oil pipe FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs BILLING CODE 4910–13–P
assemblies in the area of the torque oil for this AD, if requested using the procedures
pressure transducer on the engines of some found in 14 CFR 39.19. Send information to
PC–12 aircraft. Incorrect assembly after ATTN: Doug Rudolph, Aerospace Engineer,
maintenance tasks can decrease distances DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust,
between various pipe/hoses assemblies and Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106;
adjacent components. Damaged pipes can Federal Aviation Administration
telephone: (816) 329–4059; fax: (816) 329–
cause oil leakages in the area of the engine. 4090. Before using any approved AMOC on
For the reasons stated above, this AD any airplane to which the AMOC applies, 14 CFR Part 39
requires an inspection for damage, notify your appropriate principal inspector [Docket No. FAA–2007–27925; Directorate
replacement when damage is found, and (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District Identifier 2006–NM–183–AD; Amendment
eventual replacement of all the affected pipe/ Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local 39–15232; AD 2007–21–14]
hose assemblies. FSDO.
Actions and Compliance (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement RIN 2120–AA64
in this AD to obtain corrective actions from
(f) Unless already done, do the following a manufacturer or other source, use these Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model
actions: actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective A310 Series Airplanes
(1)Within the next 10 hours time-in-service actions are considered FAA-approved if they
after November 5, 2007 (the effective date of are approved by the State of Design Authority AGENCY: Federal Aviation
this AD), do a configuration check and (or their delegated agent). You are required Administration (FAA), Department of
inspection of the pipe/hose assemblies for to assure the product is airworthy before it Transportation (DOT).
abrasive damage (chafing) and distortion is returned to service. ACTION: Final rule.
following paragraph 3.B of Pilatus Aircraft (3) Reporting Requirements: For any
Ltd. Pilatus PC12 Service Bulletin No: 71– reporting requirement in this AD, under the SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new
007, dated August 21, 2007. provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act airworthiness directive (AD) for all
(2) If during the configuration check and (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Office of
inspection required by paragraph (f)(1) of this
Airbus Model A310 series airplanes.
Management and Budget (OMB) has This AD requires revising the
AD any abrasive damage (chafing) on oil approved the information collection
pipe/hose assemblies is found, before further Airworthiness Limitations Section of
requirements and has assigned OMB Control
flight, replace the hose/pipe assemblies Number 2120–0056.
the Instructions for Continued
following paragraphs 3.B, 3.C, and 3.E of Airworthiness to incorporate new
Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Pilatus PC12 Service Related Information limitations for fuel tank systems. This
Bulletin No: 71–007, dated August 21, 2007. (h) Refer to MCAI European Aviation AD results from fuel system reviews
(3) If during the configuration check and Safety Agency (EASA) AD No: 2007–0235, conducted by the manufacturer. We are
inspection required by paragraph (f)(1) of this dated August 31, 2007, corrected September issuing this AD to prevent the potential
AD no damage on oil pipe/hose assemblies 14, 2007; and Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Pilatus
is found, within 6 calendar months after
of ignition sources inside fuel tanks,
PC12 Service Bulletin No: 71–007, dated which, in combination with flammable
November 5, 2007 (the effective date of this August 21, 2007, for related information.
AD), replace the hose/pipe assemblies fuel vapors caused by latent failures,
following paragraph 3.B, 3.C, and 3.E of Material Incorporated by Reference alterations, repairs, or maintenance
Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Pilatus PC12 Service (i) You must use Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. actions, could result in fuel tank
Bulletin No: 71–007, dated August 21, 2007. Pilatus PC12 Service Bulletin No: 71–007, explosions and consequent loss of the
(4) After November 5, 2007, do not install dated August 21, 2007, to do the actions airplane.
any oil pipe/hose assembly with P/N required by this AD, unless the AD specifies
577.11.12.104, 577.11.12.105, 946.37.74.305, DATES: This AD becomes effective
otherwise.
946.37.74.306, 946.37.74.307, 946.37.74.308, (1) The Director of the Federal Register November 20, 2007.
or 946.37.74.311 on any Models PC–12, PC– approved the incorporation by reference of The Director of the Federal Register
12/45, or PC–12/47 airplanes. this service information under 5 U.S.C. approved the incorporation by reference
(5) After November 5, 2007, do not install 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. of certain publications listed in the AD
a spare engine on any Models PC–12, PC–12/ (2) For service information identified in as of November 20, 2007.
45, or PC–12/47 airplanes, unless it has been this AD, contact Pilatus Aircraft Ltd., ADDRESSES: For service information
verified that no oil pipe/hose assembly with Customer Support Manager, CH–6371
P/N 577.11.12.104, 577.11.12.105,
identified in this AD, contact Airbus, 1
STANS, Switzerland; telephone: + 41 41 619
946.37.74.305, 946.37.74.306, 946.37.74.307, 6208; fax: + 41 41 619 7311; e-mail:
Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707
946.37.74.308, or 946.37.74.311 are installed SupportPC12@pilatus-aircaft.com; or Pilatus Blagnac Cedex, France.
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on that engine. Business Aircraft Ltd., Product Support Examining the AD Docket
FAA AD Differences Department, 11755 Airport Way, Broomfield,
Colorado 80021; telephone: (303) 465–9099, You may examine the AD docket on
Note: This AD differs from the MCAI and/ fax: (303) 465–6040; E-mail: the Internet at http://
or service information as follows: The MCAI Productsupport@PilBal.com. www.regulations.gov; or in person at the

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