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reduced controllability of the airplane, Issued in Renton, Washington, on May 15, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday
accomplish the following: 2006. through Friday, except Federal holidays.
Modification of Clear-Ice Indication System Kevin M. Mullin,
Contact Boeing Commercial
(a) For Model EMB–145XR airplanes: Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Airplanes, P.O. Box 3707, Seattle,
Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service.
Within 24 months or 5,000 flight hours after Washington 98124–2207, for the service
the effective date of this AD, whichever [FR Doc. E6–8117 Filed 5–25–06; 8:45 am] information identified in this proposed
comes first, perform the actions specified in BILLING CODE 4910–13–P AD.
paragraphs (a)(1) and (a)(2) of this AD, as
applicable, in accordance with the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary
Accomplishment Instructions of EMBRAER DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Oltman, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe
Service Bulletin 145–30–0035, Revision 03, Branch, ANM–120S, FAA, Seattle
dated March 3, 2005. Federal Aviation Administration Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind
(1) Install complete electrical connections
Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington
and provisions to add an additional
14 CFR Part 39 98055–4056; telephone (425) 917–6443;
indication device to the clear-ice indication
system, as specified in the Accomplishment [Docket No. FAA–2006–24891; Directorate fax (425) 917–6590.
Instructions, Part I. Identifier 2006–NM–080–AD] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
(2) Replace the existing clear-ice indication
lamp with a new lamp having a new part RIN 2120–AA64 Comments Invited
number, as specified in the Accomplishment
Instructions, Part II. Airworthiness Directives; Boeing We invite you to submit any relevant
(b) For Model EMB–135BJ airplanes: Model 777–200, –300, and –300ER written data, views, or arguments
Within 24 months or 5,000 flight hours after Series Airplanes regarding this proposed AD. Send your
the effective date of this AD, whichever comments to an address listed in the
comes first, perform the actions of paragraphs AGENCY: Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA), Department of ADDRESSES section. Include the docket
(b)(1), (b)(2), (b)(3), and (b)(4) of this AD, as
applicable, in accordance with the Transportation (DOT). number ‘‘FAA–2006–24891; Directorate
Accomplishment Instructions of EMBRAER ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking
Identifier 2006–NM–080–AD’’ at the
Service Bulletin 145LEG–30–0002, Revision (NPRM). beginning of your comments. We
01, dated January 4, 2005. specifically invite comments on the
(1) Install complete electrical connections SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to adopt a overall regulatory, economic,
and provisions to add an additional new airworthiness directive (AD) for environmental, and energy aspects of
indication device to the clear-ice indication certain Boeing Model 777–200, –300, the proposed AD. We will consider all
system, as specified in the Accomplishment comments received by the closing date
and –300ER series airplanes. This
Instructions, Part I.
proposed AD would require and may amend the proposed AD in
(2) Modify the electrical connections of
factory-provisioned airplanes to add an replacement of the gimbal plates of the light of those comments.
additional indication device to the clear-ice left and right outboard trailing edge We will post all comments we
indication system, as specified in the flaps with improved gimbal plates and receive, without change, to http://
Accomplishment Instructions, Part II. other specified actions. This proposed dms.dot.gov, including any personal
(3) Remove the ‘‘Clear-Ice Inoperative’’ AD results from a broken pivot link information you provide. We will also
placard and reactivate the clear-ice found on the inboard support for the post a report summarizing each
additional indicator lamp, as specified in the outboard trailing edge flap. We are
Accomplishment Instructions, Part III. substantive verbal contact with FAA
proposing this AD to prevent personnel concerning this proposed AD.
(4) Replace the existing clear-ice indicator
lamp with a new, improved lamp having a disconnection of the drive arm from its Using the search function of that Web
new part number, as specified in the drive gimbal, due to a broken pivot link site, anyone can find and read the
Accomplishment Instructions, Part IV or Part on an outboard flap support, which comments in any of our dockets,
V. could result in unexpected roll of the including the name of the individual
airplane and loss of control of the who sent the comment (or signed the
Actions Accomplished Per Previous Issues of
Service Bulletins airplane. comment on behalf of an association,
(c) Actions accomplished before the DATES: We must receive comments on business, labor union, etc.). You may
effective date of this AD in accordance with this proposed AD by July 10, 2006. review DOT’s complete Privacy Act
EMBRAER Service Bulletin 145–30–0035, ADDRESSES: Use one of the following Statement in the Federal Register
Revision 02, dated January 06, 2005, are addresses to submit comments on this published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR
considered acceptable for compliance with proposed AD. 19477–78), or you may visit http://
the corresponding actions specified in this dms.dot.gov.
AD.
• DOT Docket Web site: Go to http://
dms.dot.gov and follow the instructions Examining the Docket
Alternative Methods of Compliance for sending your comments
(d)(1) In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, the electronically. You may examine the AD docket on
Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, • Government-wide rulemaking Web the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov, or in
FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, is site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov person at the Docket Management
authorized to approve alternative methods of and follow the instructions for sending Facility office between 9 a.m. and 5
compliance for this AD. your comments electronically. p.m., Monday through Friday, except
(2) Before using any AMOC approved in
• Mail: Docket Management Facility, Federal holidays. The Docket
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accordance with § 39.19 on any airplane to


which the AMOC applies, notify the U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Management Facility office (telephone
appropriate principal inspector in the FAA Seventh Street SW., Nassif Building, (800) 647–5227) is located on the plaza
Flight Standards Certificate Holding District room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590. level of the Nassif Building at the DOT
Office. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. street address stated in the ADDRESSES
Note 1: The subject of this AD is addressed • Hand Delivery: Room PL–401 on section. Comments will be available in
in Brazilian airworthiness directive 2004–01– the plaza level of the Nassif Building, the AD docket shortly after the Docket
01, dated January 27, 2004. 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, Management System receives them.

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Discussion $69,850 per airplane. Based on these PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS


We have received a report indicating figures, the estimated cost of the DIRECTIVES
that a broken pivot link was found on proposed AD for U.S. operators is
$11,903,050, or $82,090 per airplane. 1. The authority citation for part 39
the inboard support for the outboard continues to read as follows:
trailing edge flap on a Boeing Model Authority for This Rulemaking
777–300 series airplane. That broken Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701.
pivot link was found after an incident Title 49 of the United States Code
specifies the FAA’s authority to issue § 39.13 [Amended]
where, during approach, the flightcrew
received the FLAPS PRIMARY and rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, 2. The Federal Aviation
FLAPS SKEW messages, and the Section 106, describes the authority of Administration (FAA) amends § 39.13
airplane rolled slightly to the left. The the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, by adding the following new
flightcrew was able to land the airplane Aviation Programs, describes in more airworthiness directive (AD):
without difficulty. Investigation detail the scope of the Agency’s BOEING: Docket No. FAA–2006–24891;
revealed that a broken pivot link on authority. Directorate Identifier 2006–NM–080–AD.
outboard flap support number 2 caused We are issuing this rulemaking under
the authority described in Subtitle VII, Comments Due Date
an increased load on the drive arm
Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701, (a) The FAA must receive comments on
assembly of support number 1. The this AD action by July 10, 2006.
increased load caused the drive arm ‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that
gimbal plates to disconnect from the section, Congress charges the FAA with Affected ADs
drive gimbal, which led to a skewed promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in (b) None.
outboard flap. This condition, if not air commerce by prescribing regulations
for practices, methods, and procedures Applicability
corrected, could result in unexpected
roll of the airplane and loss of control the Administrator finds necessary for (c) This AD applies to Boeing Model 777–
safety in air commerce. This regulation 200, –300, and –300ER series airplanes,
of the airplane.
is within the scope of that authority certificated in any category; as identified in
Relevant Service Information because it addresses an unsafe condition Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 777–27A0073,
dated March 30, 2006.
We have reviewed Boeing Alert that is likely to exist or develop on
Service Bulletin 777–27A0073, dated products identified in this rulemaking Unsafe Condition
March 30, 2006. The service bulletin action. (d) This AD results from a broken pivot
describes procedures for replacing the Regulatory Findings link found on the inboard support for the
gimbal plates of the left and right outboard trailing edge flap. We are issuing
outboard trailing edge flaps with We have determined that this this AD to prevent disconnection of the drive
improved gimbal plates and doing other proposed AD would not have federalism arm from its drive gimbal, due to a broken
specified actions. The other specified implications under Executive Order pivot link on an outboard flap support,
13132. This proposed AD would not which could result in unexpected roll of the
actions include adjusting the gimbal
have a substantial direct effect on the airplane and loss of control of the airplane.
plate shims, rotating the upper gimbal
bushing, installing a new grease fitting, States, on the relationship between the Compliance
adjusting the bulkhead fitting shim, national Government and the States, or (e) You are responsible for having the
changing the flap skew detection on the distribution of power and actions required by this AD performed within
bracket assembly, lubricating the responsibilities among the various the compliance times specified, unless the
outboard transmission, ballscrews, and levels of government. actions have already been done.
gimbal of the outboard flaps, and doing For the reasons discussed above, I Replacement of Gimbal Plates
the adjustment/test of the trailing edge certify that the proposed regulation:
1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory (f) Within 24 months after the effective
flap system. Accomplishing the actions date of this AD, replace the gimbal plates of
specified in the service information is action’’ under Executive Order 12866; the left and right outboard trailing edge flaps
intended to adequately address the 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the with improved gimbal plates, and do the
unsafe condition. DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures other specified actions before further flight
(44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and after the replacement, by accomplishing all
FAA’s Determination and Requirements 3. Will not have a significant the actions specified in the Accomplishment
of the Proposed AD economic impact, positive or negative, Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin
We have evaluated all pertinent on a substantial number of small entities 777–27A0073, dated March 30, 2006.
information and identified an unsafe under the criteria of the Regulatory Parts Installation
condition that is likely to exist or Flexibility Act.
(g) As of the effective date of this AD, no
develop on other airplanes of this same We prepared a regulatory evaluation person may install a gimbal plate, part
type design. For this reason, we are of the estimated costs to comply with numbers 113W1112–3, 113W1112–4,
proposing this AD, which would require this proposed AD and placed it in the 113W1212–3, and 113W1212–4, on any
accomplishing the actions specified in AD docket. See the ADDRESSES section airplane, unless it has been modified in
the service information described for a location to examine the regulatory accordance with paragraph (f) of this AD.
previously. evaluation. Alternative Methods of Compliance
Costs of Compliance List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 (AMOCs)
There are about 546 airplanes of the Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation (h)(1) The Manager, Seattle Aircraft
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affected design in the worldwide fleet. Certification Office (ACO), FAA, has the
safety, Safety.
authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if
This proposed AD would affect about
The Proposed Amendment requested in accordance with the procedures
145 airplanes of U.S. registry. The found in 14 CFR 39.19.
proposed actions would take about 153 Accordingly, under the authority (2) Before using any AMOC approved in
work hours per airplane, at an average delegated to me by the Administrator, accordance with § 39.19 on any airplane to
labor rate of $80 per work hour. the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part which the AMOC applies, notify the
Required parts would cost about 39 as follows: appropriate principal inspector in the FAA

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Flight Standards Certificate Holding District to prevent cracking in the aft web of can find and read the comments in any
Office. support rib 6, which could result in of our dockets, including the name of
(3) An AMOC that provides an acceptable overloading of adjacent ribs and the the individual who sent the comment
level of safety may be used for any repair surrounding wing structure and (or signed the comment on behalf of an
required by this AD, if it is approved by an
Authorized Representative for the Boeing
consequent reduced structural integrity association, business, labor union, etc.).
Commercial Airplanes Delegation Option of the wing. You may review the DOT’s complete
Authorization Organization who has been DATES: We must receive comments on Privacy Act Statement in the Federal
authorized by the Manager, Seattle ACO, to this supplemental NPRM by June 20, Register published on April 11, 2000
make those findings. For a repair method to 2006. (65 FR 19477–78), or you may visit
be approved, the repair must meet the http://dms.dot.gov.
certification basis of the airplane, and the ADDRESSES: Use one of the following
approval must specifically refer to this AD. addresses to submit comments on this Examining the Docket
supplemental NPRM. You may examine the AD docket on
Issued in Renton, Washington, on May 18,
• DOT Docket Web site: Go to http:// the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov, or in
2006.
dms.dot.gov and follow the instructions person at the Docket Management
Kevin M. Mullin,
for sending your comments Facility office between 9 a.m. and 5
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane electronically.
Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. p.m., Monday through Friday, except
• Government-wide rulemaking Web Federal holidays. The Docket
[FR Doc. E6–8123 Filed 5–25–06; 8:45 am] site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov Management Facility office (telephone
BILLING CODE 4910–13–P and follow the instructions for sending (800) 647–5227) is located on the plaza
your comments electronically. level in the Nassif Building at the DOT
• Mail: Docket Management Facility; street address stated in ADDRESSES.
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Comments will be available in the AD
Seventh Street SW., Nassif Building, docket shortly after the Docket
Federal Aviation Administration
Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590. Management System receives them.
• Fax: (202) 493–2251.
14 CFR Part 39 • Hand Delivery: Room PL–401 on Discussion
[Docket No. FAA–2005–22812; Directorate the plaza level of the Nassif Building, We proposed to amend 14 CFR part
Identifier 2005–NM–134–AD] 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, 39 with a notice of proposed rulemaking
DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday (NPRM) for an airworthiness directive
RIN 2120–AA64 through Friday, except Federal holidays. (AD) (the ‘‘original NPRM’’). The
Contact Airbus, 1 Rond Point Maurice original NPRM applies to certain Airbus
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France,
A330 Airplanes and Model A340–200 Model A330–200, A330–300, A340–200,
for the service information identified in and A340–300 series airplanes. The
and –300 Series Airplanes this proposed AD. original NPRM was published in the
AGENCY: Federal Aviation FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Federal Register on October 27, 2005
Administration (FAA), Department of Backman, Aerospace Engineer, (70 FR 61927). The original NPRM
Transportation (DOT). International Branch, ANM–116, proposed to require repetitive detailed
ACTION: Supplemental notice of Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, inspections for cracking in the aft web
proposed rulemaking (NPRM); 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, of support rib 6 between certain bottom
reopening of comment period. Washington 98055–4056; telephone skin stringers on both wings; high
(425) 227–2797; fax (425) 227–1149. frequency eddy current inspections for
SUMMARY: The FAA is revising an earlier SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: cracking of the attachment holes of the
NPRM for an airworthiness directive fuel pipes, and repair if necessary. The
(AD) that applies to certain Airbus Comments Invited
original NPRM also proposed to provide
Model A330 airplanes and Model A340– We invite you to submit any relevant for an optional modification, which
200 and –300 series airplanes. The written data, views, or arguments would extend a certain inspection
original NPRM would have required regarding this supplemental NPRM. threshold.
repetitive detailed inspections for Send your comments to an address The preamble to the original NPRM
cracking in the aft web of support rib 6 listed in the ADDRESSES section. Include specified that we considered the
between certain bottom skin stringers on the docket number ‘‘Docket No. FAA– requirements ‘‘interim action’’ and that
both wings; high frequency eddy current 2005–22812; Directorate Identifier the manufacturer was developing a
inspections for cracking of the 2005–NM–134–AD’’ at the beginning of modification to address the unsafe
attachment holes of the fuel pipes, and your comments. We specifically invite condition. The preamble also explained
repair if necessary. The original NPRM comments on the overall regulatory, that we may consider further
also would have provided for an economic, environmental, and energy rulemaking if a modification is
optional modification, which would aspects of this supplemental NPRM. We developed, approved, and available. The
extend a certain inspection threshold. will consider all comments received by manufacturer now has developed such a
The original NPRM resulted from a the closing date and may amend this modification, and we have determined
report of significant cracking found in supplemental NPRM in light of those that further rulemaking is indeed
the aft web of support rib 6 on both comments. necessary; this supplemental NPRM
wings. This action revises the original We will post all comments submitted, follows from that determination.
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NPRM by mandating, for certain without change, to http://dms.dot.gov,


airplanes, a new modification of support including any personal information you New Relevant Service Information
rib 6 on both wings, which would end provide. We will also post a report Airbus has issued Service Bulletins
the repetitive inspection requirement. summarizing each substantive verbal A330–57–3085 (for Model A330
This action also reduces the contact with FAA personnel concerning airplanes) and A340–57–4093 (for
applicability in the original NPRM. We this supplemental NPRM. Using the Model A340–200 and –300 series
are proposing this supplemental NPRM search function of that Web site, anyone airplanes), both Revision 02, both dated

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