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result in the parachute failing to successfully Compliance

deploy. (e) To address this problem, you must do
the following, unless already done:

Actions Compliance Procedures

Remove and replace the pick-up collar support Within the next 25 hours time-in-service after (i) For Cessna 172 series airplanes follow
and two retaining screws. February 28, 2008 (the effective date of this BRS SB 07–01, dated June 8, 2007.
AD). (ii) For Cessna 182 series airplanes, follow
BRS SB 07–02, dated June 8, 2007.

Alternative Methods of Compliance DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.,
(AMOCs) Washington, DC 20590.
(f) The Manager, Chicago Aircraft Federal Aviation Administration FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Certification Office, FAA, has the authority to Berhane Alazar, Aerospace Engineer,
approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested 14 CFR Part 39 Airframe Branch, ANM–120S, FAA,
using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. [Docket No. FAA–2007–28884; Directorate Seattle Aircraft Certification Office,
Send information to ATTN: Gregory Identifier 2007–NM–116–AD; Amendment 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton,
Michalik, Senior Aerospace Engineer, FAA, 39–15343; AD 2008–02–13] Washington 98057–3356; telephone
2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, (425) 917–6577; fax (425) 917–6590.
RIN 2120–AA64
Illinois, 60018; telephone: (847) 294–7135;
fax: (847) 294–7834; e-mail: Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Before using any Model 727 Airplanes Discussion
approved AMOC on any airplane to which
the AMOC applies, notify your appropriate AGENCY: Federal Aviation We issued a notice of proposed
principal inspector (PI) in the FAA Flight Administration (FAA), DOT. rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR
Standards District Office (FSDO), or lacking ACTION: Final rule.
part 39 to include an airworthiness
a PI, your local FSDO. directive (AD) that would apply to all
SUMMARY: We are adopting a new Boeing Model 727 airplanes. That
Material Incorporated by Reference airworthiness directive (AD) for all NPRM was published in the Federal
(g) You must use Ballistic Recovery Boeing Model 727 airplanes. This AD Register on August 8, 2007 (72 FR
Systems, Inc. Service Bulletin No. 07–01, requires repetitive external high 44433). That NPRM proposed to require
dated June 8, 2007, for Cessna 172 series frequency eddy current (HFEC) repetitive external high frequency eddy
airplanes; or Ballistic Recovery Systems, Inc. inspections of the crown skin for cracks current (HFEC) inspections of the crown
Service Bulletin No. 07–02, dated June 8, at certain stringer attachment holes, and skin for cracks at certain stringer
2007, for Cessna 182 series airplanes; to do repair if necessary. This AD results from attachment holes, and repair if
the actions required by this AD, unless the a report of cracks at multiple locations necessary.
AD specifies otherwise. on certain areas of the crown skin. We
(1) The Director of the Federal Register Comments
are issuing this AD to detect and correct
approved the incorporation by reference of fatigue cracks of the crown skin, which We gave the public the opportunity to
this service information under 5 U.S.C. could result in rapid decompression of participate in developing this AD. We
552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. the airplane. considered the comment received from
(2) For service information identified in DATES: This AD is effective February 28, the commenter.
this AD, contact Ballistic Recovery Systems, 2008.
Inc., 300 Airport Road, South Saint Paul, MN Request to Delegate Approval of
The Director of the Federal Register Alternative Methods of Compliance
55075–3551; telephone: (651) 457–7491; fax: approved the incorporation by reference
(651) 457–8651. (AMOC) for Repairs
of a certain publication listed in this AD
(3) You may review copies at the FAA, as of February 28, 2008. Boeing requests that paragraph (h) of
Central Region, Office of the Regional the NPRM be revised to allow AMOCs
ADDRESSES: For service information
Counsel, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri for any required repair to be approved
64106; or at the National Archives and
identified in this AD, contact Boeing
Commercial Airplanes, P.O. Box 3707, by an Authorized Representative for the
Records Administration (NARA). For Boeing Commercial Airplanes
information on the availability of this Seattle, Washington 98124–2207.
Delegation Option Authorization
material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go Examining the AD Docket Organization who has been authorized
to: by the Manager, Seattle Aircraft
You may examine the AD docket on
the Internet at http:// Certification Office.
ibr_locations.html.; or in person at the We agree with Boeing’s request and
Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on January Docket Management Facility between 9 have revised paragraph (h) of the AD
16, 2008. a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through accordingly.
James E. Jackson, Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD
Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, docket contains this AD, the regulatory
Aircraft Certification Service. evaluation, any comments received, and We reviewed the relevant data,
[FR Doc. E8–1130 Filed 1–23–08; 8:45 am] other information. The address for the considered the comment received, and
Docket Office (telephone 800–647–5527) determined that air safety and the
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is the Document Management Facility, public interest require adopting the AD
U.S. Department of Transportation, with the change described previously.
Docket Operations, M–30, West We also determined that this change
Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, will not increase the economic burden

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on any operator or increase the scope of List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 manufacturer, this AD does not include that
the AD. requirement.
Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation
Costs of Compliance safety, Incorporation by reference, Alternative Methods of Compliance
Safety. (AMOCs)
There are about 842 airplanes of the (h)(1) The Manager, Seattle Aircraft
affected design in the worldwide fleet. Adoption of the Amendment
Certification Office (ACO), FAA, has the
This AD affects about 459 airplanes of ■ Accordingly, under the authority authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if
U.S. registry. The inspection takes about delegated to me by the Administrator, requested in accordance with the procedures
110 work hours per airplane, at an the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as found in 14 CFR 39.19.
average labor rate of $80 per work hour. follows: (2) To request a different method of
Based on these figures, the estimated compliance or a different compliance time
cost of the AD for U.S. operators is PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS for this AD, follow the procedures in 14 CFR
$4,039,200, or $8,800 per airplane, per DIRECTIVES 39.19. Before using any approved AMOC on
inspection cycle. any airplane to which the AMOC applies,
■ 1. The authority citation for part 39 notify your appropriate principal inspector
Authority for This Rulemaking continues to read as follows: (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District
Title 49 of the United States Code Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local
specifies the FAA’s authority to issue FSDO.
§ 39.13 [Amended] (3) An AMOC that provides an acceptable
rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I,
■ 2. The Federal Aviation level of safety may be used for any repair
section 106, describes the authority of
Administration (FAA) amends § 39.13 required by this AD, if it is approved by an
the FAA Administrator. ‘‘Subtitle VII:
by adding the following new Authorized Representative for the Boeing
Aviation Programs,’’ describes in more
airworthiness directive (AD): Commercial Airplanes Delegation Option
detail the scope of the Agency’s Authorization Organization who has been
authority. 2008–02–13 Boeing: Amendment 39–15343.
authorized by the Manager, Seattle ACO, to
Docket No. FAA–2007–28884;
We are issuing this rulemaking under Directorate Identifier 2007–NM–116–AD. make those findings. For a repair method to
the authority described in ‘‘Subtitle VII, be approved, the repair must meet the
Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: Effective Date certification basis of the airplane, and the
General requirements.’’ Under that (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) is approval must specifically refer to this AD.
section, Congress charges the FAA with effective February 28, 2008.
Material Incorporated by Reference
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in Affected ADs
air commerce by prescribing regulations (i) You must use Boeing Alert Service
(b) None. Bulletin 727–53A0224, dated April 10, 2003,
for practices, methods, and procedures
the Administrator finds necessary for Applicability unless the AD specifies otherwise.
safety in air commerce. This regulation (c) This AD applies to all Boeing Model (1) The Director of the Federal Register
727, 727C, 727–100, 727–100C, 727–200, and approved the incorporation by reference of
is within the scope of that authority
727–200F series airplanes, certificated in any this service information under 5 U.S.C.
because it addresses an unsafe condition
category. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
that is likely to exist or develop on
(2) For service information identified in
products identified in this rulemaking Unsafe Condition
this AD, contact Boeing Commercial
action. (d) This AD results from a report of cracks Airplanes, P.O. Box 3707, Seattle,
at multiple locations on certain areas of the Washington 98124–2207.
Regulatory Findings
crown skin. We are issuing this AD to detect (3) You may review copies of the service
This AD will not have federalism and correct fatigue cracks of the crown skin,
information incorporated by reference at the
which could result in rapid decompression of
implications under Executive Order FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601
the airplane.
13132. This AD will not have a Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington; or at
substantial direct effect on the States, on Compliance the National Archives and Records
the relationship between the national (e) You are responsible for having the Administration (NARA). For information on
government and the States, or on the actions required by this AD performed within the availability of this material at NARA, call
distribution of power and the compliance times specified, unless the 202–741–6030, or go to: http://
responsibilities among the various actions have already been done.
levels of government. Repetitive Inspections and Repair code_of_federal_regulations/
For the reasons discussed above, I (f) Before the accumulation of 66,000 total
certify that this AD: flight cycles, or within 3,500 flight cycles Issued in Renton, Washington, on January
after the effective date of this AD, whichever 14, 2008.
(1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory occurs later, do an external high frequency
action’’ under Executive Order 12866, Stephen P. Boyd,
eddy current inspection of the crown skin for
(2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under cracks at stringer attachment holes between Assistant Manager, Transport Airplane
stringer 11 left and stringer 11 right and from Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service.
DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures
(44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979), and body station (BS) 259.5 to BS 1183. Repair [FR Doc. E8–1129 Filed 1–23–08; 8:45 am]
any crack found before further flight. Do the BILLING CODE 4910–13–P
(3) Will not have a significant actions in accordance with the
economic impact, positive or negative, Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert
on a substantial number of small entities Service Bulletin 727–53A0224, dated April
under the criteria of the Regulatory 10, 2003, except as provided by paragraph (g)
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Flexibility Act. of this AD. Repeat the inspection at intervals

not to exceed 3,500 flight cycles.
You can find our regulatory (g) Although Boeing Alert Service Bulletin
evaluation and the estimated costs of 727–53A0224, dated April 10, 2003, specifies
compliance in the AD Docket. to submit certain information to the

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