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Related Information instructions for sending your comments post a report summarizing each
(h) French airworthiness directive F–2004– electronically. substantive verbal contact with FAA
186, dated November 24, 2004, also • Government-wide rulemaking web personnel concerning this proposed AD.
addresses the subject of this AD. site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov Using the search function of that
and follow the instructions for sending website, anyone can find and read the
Issued in Renton, Washington, on March
30, 2005.
your comments electronically. comments in any of our dockets,
• Mail: Docket Management Facility, including the name of the individual
Kalene C. Yanamura,
U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 who sent the comment (or signed the
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Seventh Street SW., Nassif Building, comment on behalf of an association,
Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service.
room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590. business, labor union, etc.). You can
[FR Doc. 05–6768 Filed 4–5–05; 8:45 am] • By fax: (202) 493–2251. review DOT’s complete Privacy Act
BILLING CODE 4910–13–P • Hand Delivery: Room PL–401 on Statement in the Federal Register
the plaza level of the Nassif Building, published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR
400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, 19477–78), or you can visit http://
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday dms.dot.gov.
Federal Aviation Administration through Friday, except Federal holidays.
For service information identified in Examining the Docket
14 CFR Part 39 this proposed AD, contact Learjet, Inc., You can examine the AD docket on
One Learjet Way, Wichita, Kansas the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov, or in
[Docket No. FAA–2005–20872; Directorate 67209–2942.
Identifier 2004–NM–271–AD] person at the Docket Management
You can examine the contents of this Facility office between 9 a.m. and 5
RIN 2120–AA64 AD docket on the Internet at http:// p.m., Monday through Friday, except
dms.dot.gov, or in person at the Docket Federal holidays. The Docket
Airworthiness Directives; Learjet Management Facility, U.S. Department Management Facility office (telephone
Model 23, 24, 24A, 24B, 24B–A, 24C, of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street (800) 647–5227) is located on the plaza
24D, 24D–A, 24E, 24F, 24F–A, 25, 25A, SW., room PL–401, on the plaza level of level of the Nassif Building at the DOT
25B, 25C, 25D, 25F, 28, 29, 31, 31A, 35, the Nassif Building, Washington, DC. street address stated in the ADDRESSES
35A (C–21A), and 36 Airplanes This docket number is FAA–2005–
section. Comments will be available in
20872; the directorate identifier for this
AGENCY: Federal Aviation the AD docket shortly after the DMS
docket is 2004–NM–271–AD.
Administration (FAA), Department of receives them.
Transportation (DOT). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
David Hirt, Aerospace Engineer, Discussion
ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking
(NPRM). Systems and Propulsion Branch, ACE–
We have received a report indicating
116W, FAA, Wichita Aircraft
that an aileron cable failed on a Learjet
SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to adopt a Certification Office, 1801 Airport Road,
Model 35A (C–21A) airplane when the
new airworthiness directive (AD) for Room 100, Mid-Continent Airport,
cable underwent a tension check while
certain Learjet Model 23, 24, 24A, 24B, Wichita, Kansas 67209; telephone (316)
being installed. Further investigation
24B–A, 24C, 24D, 24D–A, 24E, 24F, 946–4156; fax (316) 946–4107.
showed that an over-sized ball was
24F–A, 25, 25A, 25B, 25C, 25D, 25F, 28, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: swaged onto the cable during
29, 31, 31A, 35, 35A (C–21A), and 36
Comments Invited manufacture. Swaging an over-sized ball
airplanes. This proposed AD would
onto a cable allows excess material into
require a one-time inspection of the We invite you to submit any relevant
center ball of the aileron control cable the swaging die, which causes the ball
written data, views, or arguments
or cables for a defective swage, and to over-swage and then sever the cable
regarding this proposed AD. Send your
corrective actions if necessary. This strands. This condition, if not corrected,
comments to an address listed under
proposed AD is prompted by a report could result in severe weakening of the
ADDRESSES. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–
indicating that an aileron cable failed on aileron cable, and consequent reduced
2005–20872; Directorate Identifier
one affected airplane when the cable controllability of the airplane.
2004–NM–271–AD’’ in the subject line
underwent a tension check. We are of your comments. We specifically The subject area on Learjet Model 23,
proposing this AD to prevent severe invite comments on the overall 24, 24A, 24B, 24B–A, 24C, 24D, 24D–A,
weakening of the aileron cable, and regulatory, economic, environmental, 24E, 24F, 24F–A, 25, 25A, 25B, 25C,
consequent reduced controllability of and energy aspects of the proposed AD. 25D, 25F, 28, 29, 31, 31A, 35, and 36
the airplane. We will consider all comments airplanes is identical to those on the
DATES: We must receive comments on submitted by the closing date and may affected Model 35A (C–21A) airplane.
this proposed AD by May 23, 2005. amend the proposed AD in light of those Therefore, all these airplanes may be
ADDRESSES: Use one of the following comments. subject to the same unsafe condition.
addresses to submit comments on this We will post all comments we Relevant Service Information
proposed AD. receive, without change, to http://
• DOT Docket Web site: Go to dms.dot.gov, including any personal We have reviewed the Learjet service
http://dms.dot.gov and follow the information you provide. We will also bulletins in the following table.

LEARJET SERVICE BULLETINS


Alert service bulletin Date Model

A23/24/25–27–17 ...... December 23, 2002 ................ 23, 24, 24A, 24B, 24B–A, 24C, 24D, 24D–A, 24E, 24F, 24F–A, 25, 25A, 25B, 25C,
25D, and 25F.
A28/29–27–24 ........... December 23, 2002 ................ 28 and 29.

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LEARJET SERVICE BULLETINS—Continued


Alert service bulletin Date Model

A31–27–25 ................ December 23, 2002 ................ 31 and 31A.


A35/36–27–42 ........... December 23, 2002 ................ 35, 35A (C–21A), and 36.

These service bulletins describe degree of urgency associated with on the distribution of power and
procedures for visually inspecting the addressing the unsafe condition, and the responsibilities among the various
center ball of the aileron control cable maximum interval of time allowable for levels of government.
or cables for a defective swage, which all affected airplanes to continue to For the reasons discussed above, I
includes an extruded shoulder and/or operate without compromising safety. certify that the proposed regulation:
face deformation. If the inspection Clarification of Inspection Language 1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory
shows a defective swage, the service action’’ under Executive Order 12866;
bulletins describe procedures for, The service bulletins describe 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the
among other actions, replacing the procedures for ‘‘visually inspecting’’ the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures
aileron cable with a new cable. The center ball of the aileron control cable (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and
service bulletins also request that or cables. In this proposed AD we refer
3. Will not have a significant
operators send to the manufacturer all to this inspection as a ‘‘detailed
economic impact, positive or negative,
defective parts, and a report indicating inspection.’’ Note 1 of this proposed AD
on a substantial number of small entities
compliance with the applicable service defines this inspection.
under the criteria of the Regulatory
bulletin. Accomplishing the actions Costs of Compliance Flexibility Act.
specified in the service information is We prepared a regulatory evaluation
There are about 1,704 airplanes of the
intended to adequately address the of the estimated costs to comply with
affected design in the worldwide fleet.
unsafe condition. this proposed AD. See the ADDRESSES
This proposed AD would affect about
FAA’s Determination and Requirements 1,136 airplanes of U.S. registry. The section for a location to examine the
of the Proposed AD proposed inspection would take about 1 regulatory evaluation.
work hour per airplane, at an average List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39
We have evaluated all pertinent
labor rate of $65 per work hour. Based
information and identified an unsafe Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation
on these figures, the estimated cost of
condition that is likely to exist or safety, Safety.
the proposed AD for U.S. operators is
develop on other airplanes of this same
$73,840, or $65 per airplane. The Proposed Amendment
type design. Therefore, we are
proposing this AD, which would require Authority for This Rulemaking Accordingly, under the authority
accomplishing the actions specified in Title 49 of the United States Code delegated to me by the Administrator,
the service information described specifies the FAA’s authority to issue the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part
previously, except as discussed under rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, 39 as follows:
‘‘Differences Between the Proposed AD Section 106, describes the authority of
and the Service Bulletins.’’ the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS
Aviation Programs, describes in more DIRECTIVES
Differences Between the Proposed AD
and the Service Bulletins detail the scope of the Agency’s 1. The authority citation for part 39
authority. continues to read as follows:
Operators should note that, although We are issuing this rulemaking under
the Accomplishment Instructions of the the authority described in Subtitle VII, Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701.
referenced service bulletin describe Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701,
procedures for submitting a report § 39.13 [Amended]
‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that
showing compliance with the service section, Congress charges the FAA with 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding
bulletin and for returning any promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in the following new airworthiness
discrepant parts to the manufacturer, air commerce by prescribing regulations directive (AD):
this proposed AD would not require for practices, methods, and procedures Learjet: Docket No. FAA–2005–20872;
those actions. the Administrator finds necessary for Directorate Identifier 2004–NM–271–AD.
The service bulletins recommend that safety in air commerce. This regulation Comments Due Date
operators accomplish the actions ‘‘as is within the scope of that authority
soon as possible’’ within 10 flight hours (a) The Federal Aviation Administration
because it addresses an unsafe condition (FAA) must receive comments on this AD
after receiving the applicable service that is likely to exist or develop on action by May 23, 2005.
bulletin. This proposed AD would products identified in this rulemaking
require that operators accomplish the action. Affected ADs
actions within 100 flight hours, or 90 (b) None.
days after the effective date of the Regulatory Findings
Applicability
proposed AD, whichever occurs first. We have determined that this
We find that the proposed compliance proposed AD would not have federalism (c) This AD applies to Learjet Model 23, 24,
24A, 24B, 24B–A, 24C, 24D, 24D–A, 24E,
time addresses the unsafe condition implications under Executive Order 24F, 24F–A, 25, 25A, 25B, 25C, 25D, 25F, 28,
soon enough to maintain an adequate 13132. This proposed AD would not 29, 31, 31A, 35, 35A (C–21A), and 36
level of safety for the affected fleet. In have a substantial direct effect on the airplanes; certificated in any category; as
developing an appropriate compliance States, on the relationship between the identified in the Learjet alert service bulletins
time for this AD we considered the national Government and the States, or in Table 1 of this AD.

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TABLE 1.—LEARJET SERVICE BULLETINS


Alert service bulletin Date Model

A23/24/25–27–17 ...... December 23, 2002 ................ 23, 24, 24A, 24B, 24B–A, 24C, 24D, 24D–A, 24E, 24F, 24F–A, 25, 25A, 25B, 25C,
25D, and 25F.
A28/29–27–24 ........... December 23, 2002 ................ 28 and 29.
A31–27–25 ................ December 23, 2002 ................ 31 and 31A.
A35/36–27–42 ........... December 23, 2002 ................ 35, 35A (C–21A), and 36.

Unsafe Condition Issued in Renton, Washington, on March • Mail: Docket Management Facility,
(d) This AD was prompted by a report 25, 2005. U.S. Department of Transportation, 400
indicating that an aileron cable failed on one Ali Bahrami, Seventh Street SW, Nassif Building,
affected airplane when the cable underwent Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590.
a tension check. We are issuing this AD to Aircraft Certification Service. • By fax: (202) 493–2251.
prevent severe weakening of the aileron [FR Doc. 05–6767 Filed 4–5–05; 8:45 am] • Hand Delivery: Room PL–401 on
cable, and consequent reduced controllability BILLING CODE 4910–13–P
the plaza level of the Nassif Building,
of the airplane. 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington,
DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday
Compliance through Friday, except Federal holidays.
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
(e) You are responsible for having the For service information identified in
actions required by this AD performed within Federal Aviation Administration this proposed AD, contact Airbus, 1
the compliance times specified, unless the Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707
actions have already been done. 14 CFR Part 39 Blagnac Cedex, France.
You can examine the contents of this
Inspection and Corrective Action [Docket No. FAA–2005–20874; Directorate AD docket on the Internet at http://
(f) Within 100 flight hours, or 90 days after Identifier 2004–NM–279–AD] dms.dot.gov, or in person at the Docket
the effective date of this AD, whichever Management Facility, U.S. Department
RIN 2120–AA64
occurs first: Do a detailed inspection of the of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street
center ball of the aileron control cable or Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model SW., room PL–401, on the plaza level of
cables for a defective swage, and before A319, A320, and A321 Series Airplanes the Nassif Building, Washington, DC.
further flight replace any damaged or This docket number is FAA–2005–
defective cable with a new cable. Unless AGENCY: Federal Aviation 20874; the directorate identifier for this
otherwise specified in this AD, do all actions Administration (FAA), Department of docket is 2004–NM–279–AD.
in accordance with the Accomplishment Transportation (DOT).
Instructions of the applicable service bulletin FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim
ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking Dulin, Aerospace Engineer,
in Table 1 of this AD.
(NPRM). International Branch, ANM–116, FAA,
Note 1: For the purposes of this AD, a
detailed inspection is: ‘‘An intensive SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to adopt a
Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601
examination of a specific item, installation, new airworthiness directive (AD) for Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington
or assembly to detect damage, failure, or certain Airbus Model A319, A320, and 98055–4056; telephone (425) 227–2141;
irregularity. Available lighting is normally A321 series airplanes. This proposed fax (425) 227–1149.
supplemented with a direct source of good AD would require modifying the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
lighting at an intensity deemed appropriate. parking brake system to automatically Comments Invited
Inspection aids such as mirror, magnifying restore the normal parking brake if the
lenses, etc., may be necessary. Surface We invite you to submit any relevant
parking brake pressure decreases below
cleaning and elaborate procedures may be written data, views, or arguments
a certain threshold. This proposed AD is
required.’’ regarding this proposed AD. Send your
prompted by a report of failure of the
comments to an address listed under
Parts Installation parking brake while the airplane was on
ADDRESSES. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–
the holding point of the runway before
(g) As of the effective date of this AD, no 2005–20874; Directorate Identifier
takeoff, leading to a runway departure.
person may install on any airplane an aileron 2004–NM–279–AD’’ at the beginning of
We are proposing this AD to ensure
control cable unless it has been inspected in your comments. We specifically invite
normal braking is available to prevent
accordance with paragraph (f) of this AD. comments on the overall regulatory,
possible runway departure in the event
No Reporting or Parts Return Requirement
economic, environmental, and energy
of failure of the parking brake.
aspects of the proposed AD. We will
(h) Although the service bulletins in Table DATES: We must receive comments on consider all comments submitted by the
1 of this AD have procedures for submitting this proposed AD by May 6, 2005. closing date and may amend the
a report showing compliance with the ADDRESSES: Use one of the following proposed AD in light of those
applicable service bulletin and for returning addresses to submit comments on this comments.
any discrepant parts to the manufacturer, this
proposed AD. We will post all comments we
AD does not include those requirements.
• DOT Docket Web site: Go to receive, without change, to http://
Alternative Methods of Compliance http://dms.dot.gov and follow the dms.dot.gov, including any personal
(AMOCs) instructions for sending your comments information you provide. We will also
(i) The Manager, Wichita Aircraft electronically. post a report summarizing each
Certification Office (ACO), FAA, has the • Government-wide rulemaking Web substantive verbal contact with FAA
authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov personnel concerning this proposed AD.
requested in accordance with the procedures and follow the instructions for sending Using the search function of our docket
found in 14 CFR 39.19. your comments electronically. website, anyone can find and read the

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