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for practices, methods, and procedures Applicability the availability of this material at the NARA,
the Administrator finds necessary for (c) This AD applies to Airbus Model A319– call (202) 741–6030, or go to http://
safety in air commerce. This regulation 111, –112, –113, –114, –115, –131, –132, and www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_
–133 airplanes; Model A320–111, –211, –212, federal_regulations/ibr _locations.html.
is within the scope of that authority
because it addresses an unsafe condition –214, –231, –232, and –233 airplanes; and Issued in Renton, Washington, on
that is likely to exist or develop on Model A321–111, –112, –131, –211 and –231 September 28, 2005.
airplanes; certificated in any category; in Kalene C. Yanamura,
products identified in this rulemaking which the floor proximity emergency escape
action. path marking system (FPEEPMS) is equipped Acting Manager, Transport Airplane
with BRUCE emergency power supply units Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service.
Regulatory Findings [FR Doc. 05–20074 Filed 10–11–05; 8:45 am]
(EPSUs) having BRUCE part number (P/N)
We have determined that this AD will 100865. BILLING CODE 4910–13–P
not have federalism implications under Unsafe Condition
Executive Order 13132. This AD will
not have a substantial direct effect on (d) This AD was prompted by information DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
that the existing system design for
the States, on the relationship between interconnection of the EPSUs of the
the national government and the States, Federal Aviation Administration
FPEEPMS does not provide adequate floor
or on the distribution of power and path lighting and marking for safe evacuation
responsibilities among the various of the airplane in the event of an emergency.
14 CFR Part 39
levels of government. We are issuing this AD to prevent inadequate [Docket No. FAA–2005–20441; Directorate
For the reasons discussed above, I lighting and marking of the escape path, Identifier 2003–CE–35–AD; Amendment 39–
certify that this AD: which could delay or impede the flightcrew 14322; AD 2003–19–14 R2]
(1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory and passengers when exiting the airplane
during an emergency landing. RIN 2120–AA64
action’’ under Executive Order 12866;
(2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under Compliance Airworthiness Directives; BURKHART
DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (e) You are responsible for having the GROB LUFT—UND RAUMFAHRT
(44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and actions required by this AD performed within GmbH & CO KG Models G103 TWIN
(3) Will not have a significant the compliance times specified, unless the ASTIR, G103A TWIN II ACRO, and
economic impact, positive or negative, actions have already been done. G103C TWIN III ACRO Sailplanes
on a substantial number of small entities Modification
under the criteria of the Regulatory AGENCY: Federal Aviation
(f) Within 24 months after the effective Administration (FAA), DOT.
Flexibility Act.
date of this AD: Modify the FPEEPMS by
We prepared a regulatory evaluation ACTION: Final rule.
doing all the actions specified in the
of the estimated costs to comply with Accomplishment Instructions of Airbus SUMMARY: The FAA is revising
this AD and placed it in the AD docket. Service Bulletin A320–33–1041, dated
See the ADDRESSES section for a location Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2003–19–
December 11, 2003.
to examine the regulatory evaluation. 14 R1, which applies to certain
Alternative Methods of Compliance BURKHART GROB LUFT—UND
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 (AMOCs) RAUMFAHRT GmbH & CO KG (GROB)
Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation (g)(1) The Manager, International Branch, Models G103 TWIN ASTIR, G103A
safety, Incorporation by reference, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, TWIN II ACRO, and G103C TWIN III
FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs ACRO sailplanes. AD 2003–19–14 R1
Safety. for this AD, if requested in accordance with requires you to modify the airspeed
Adoption of the Amendment the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19.
(2) Before using any AMOC approved in
indicators, install flight speed reduction
■ Accordingly, under the authority accordance with 14 CFR 39.19 on any and aerobatic maneuver restrictions
delegated to me by the Administrator, airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify placards (as applicable), and revise the
the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as the appropriate principal inspector in the flight and maintenance manuals. AD
follows: FAA Flight Standards Certificate Holding 2003–19–14 R1 approves simple
District Office. aerobatic maneuvers for Model G103A
PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS Related Information TWIN II ACRO sailplanes and provides
DIRECTIVES (h) French airworthiness directive F–2004–
an option for modifying the rear
121 R1, dated October 13, 2004, also fuselage for Models G103A TWIN II
■ 1. The authority citation for part 39 ACRO and G103C TWIN III ACRO
continues to read as follows: addresses the subject of this AD.
sailplanes to terminate the flight
Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. Material Incorporated by Reference limitation restrictions for aerobatic
(i) You must use Airbus Service Bulletin maneuvers. This AD retains all the
§ 39.13 [Amended] A320–33–1041, dated December 11, 2003, to actions from AD 2003–19–14 R1 for
■ 2. The Federal Aviation perform the actions that are required by this
Models G103A TWIN II ACRO and
Administration (FAA) amends § 39.13 AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. The
Director of the Federal Register approved the G103C TWIN III ACRO and reinstates
by adding the following new incorporation by reference of this document certain operating limits for Model G103
airworthiness directive (AD): in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR TWIN ASTIR sailplanes. We are issuing
2005–20–28 Airbus: Amendment 39–14325. part 51. Contact Airbus, 1 Rond Point this AD to prevent damage to the
Docket No. FAA–2005–20687; Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, fuselage during limit load flight, which
Directorate Identifier 2004–NM–171–AD. France, for a copy of this service information. could result in reduced structural
You may review copies at the Docket integrity. This condition could lead to
Effective Date Management Facility, U.S. Department of
loss of control of the sailplane.
(a) This AD becomes effective November Transportation, 400 Seventh Street SW.,
16, 2005. room PL–401, Nassif Building, Washington, DATES: This AD becomes effective on
DC; on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov; or November 30, 2005.
Affected ADs at the National Archives and Records On August 12, 2004 (69 FR 34258,
(b) None. Administration (NARA). For information on June 21, 2004) the Director of the

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Federal Register approved the The manufacturer conducted further damage to the fuselage during limit load
incorporation by reference GROB investigations and static strength tests to flight could result in reduced structural
Service Bulletin No. MSB315–65, dated verify the safety margins of the fuselage integrity. This condition could lead to
September 15, 2003; GROB Service on the affected sailplanes. This loss of control of the sailplane.
Bulletin No. OSB 315–66, dated October information prompted us to issue AD Has FAA taken any action to this
16, 2003; and GROB Work Instruction 2003–19–14 R1, Amendment 39–13676 point? We issued a proposal to amend
for OSB 315–66, dated October 16, 2003. (69 FR 34258, June 21, 2004). AD 2003– part 39 of the Federal Aviation
As of November 30, 2005, the Director 19–14 R1 requires the following: Regulations (14 CFR part 39) to include
of the Federal Register approved the For Model G103 TWIN ASTIR
an AD that would apply to certain
incorporation by reference of GROB sailplanes:
GROB Models G103 TWIN ASTIR,
Service Bulletin No. MSB315–64/3, —Retain all flight limitation restrictions G103A TWIN II ACRO, and G103C
dated September 14, 2004. in AD 2003–19–14. TWIN III ACRO sailplanes. This
ADDRESSES: To get the service For Model G103 TWIN II sailplanes:
proposal was published in the Federal
information identified in this AD, —Reinstate the original flight speed Register as a notice of proposed
contact GROB Luft-und Raumfahrt, limitations and maneuver operations rulemaking (NPRM) on March 23, 2005
Lettenbachstrasse 9, D–86874 and remove from the applicability (70 FR 14580). The NPRM proposed to
Tussenhausen-Mattsies, Germany; section of AD 2003–19–14; revise AD 2003–19–14 R1 with a new
telephone: 011 49 8268 998139; For Model G103A TWIN II ACRO AD that would:
facsimile: 011 49 8268 998200; e-mail: (utility category) sailplanes:
productsupport@grob-aerospace.de. (1) retain all actions required in AD
—Reinstate the original flight speed
To view the AD docket, go to the 2003–19–14 R1 for Models G103A
limitations and maneuver operations;
Docket Management Facility; U.S. TWIN II ACRO and G103C TWIN III
and
Department of Transportation, 400 —Allow only basic aerobatic maneuvers ACRO sailplanes; and
Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, (spins, lazy eights, chandelles, stall (2) reinstate certain operating limits
Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590– turns, steep turns, and positive loops). for Model G103 TWIN ASTIR
001 or on the Internet at http:// For Model G103A TWIN II ACRO sailplanes.
dms.dot.gov. The docket number is (aerobatic category) sailplanes:
Comments
FAA–2005–20441; Directorate Identifier —Reinstate the original flight speed
2003–CE–35–AD. limitations except for rough air (VB) Was the public invited to comment?
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: and maneuvering speeds (VA); and We provided the public the opportunity
Gregory A. Davison, Aerospace —Allow only basic aerobatic maneuvers to participate in developing this AD. We
Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane (spins, lazy eights, chandelles, stall received no comments on the proposal
Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, turns, steep turns, and positive loops). or on the determination of the cost to
Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: For Model G103C TWIN III ACRO the public.
(816) 329–4130; facsimile: (816) 329– sailplanes:
4090. —Increase airspeed limits specified in Conclusion
AD 2003–19–14 but maintain a What is FAA’s final determination on
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
reduction from the original this issue? We have carefully reviewed
Discussion limitations; and the available data and determined that
Has FAA taken any action to this —Retain restrictions in AD 2003–19–14
air safety and the public interest require
point? Reports from the Luftfahrt- on all aerobatic flights, including
adopting the AD as proposed except for
Bundesamt (LBA), which is the simple maneuvers, and cloud flying.
minor editorial corrections. We have
airworthiness authority for Germany, The manufacturer also developed a determined that these minor
that the safety margins established into modification for Models G103A TWIN II corrections:
the design of the fuselage may not be ACRO (aerobatic category) and G103C
sufficient to sustain limit loads during TWIN III ACRO sailplanes (aerobatic —Are consistent with the intent that
certain maneuvers and during flight at category). When this modification is was proposed in the NPRM for
certain speeds for Model G103 TWIN incorporated, full acrobatic status is correcting the unsafe condition; and
ASTIR, G103 TWIN II, G103A TWIN II restored to these sailplanes. —Do not add any additional burden
ACRO, and G103C TWIN III ACRO What has happened since AD 2003– upon the public than was already
sailplanes. This caused us to issue AD 19–14 R1 to initiate this proposed proposed in the NPRM.
2003–19–14, Amendment 39–13317 (68 action? The LBA recently notified FAA
FR 56152, September 30, 2003). AD of the need to change AD 2003–19–14 Changes to 14 CFR Part 39—Effect on
2003–19–14 required the following: R1. Based on analysis, the LBA reports the AD
that certain limits of operation for
—Modifying the airspeed indicators; Model G103 TWIN ASTIR sailplanes How does the revision to 14 CFR part
—Installing placards restricting flight may be reinstated. 39 affect this AD? On July 10, 2002, the
speeds, prohibiting aerobatic Specifically, the maximum airspeed FAA published a new version of 14 CFR
maneuvers, and restricting load in calm air (VNE) could be reinstated to part 39 (67 FR 47997, July 22, 2002),
limits; and 135 knots (155 mph/250kmh) for Model which governs the FAA’s AD system.
—Incorporating revisions to the flight G103 TWIN ASTIR sailplanes. Aerobatic This regulation now includes material
and maintenance manuals. flight is still prohibited; however, that relates to altered products, special
AD 2003–19–14 was issued as an simple aerobatic flight (looping, steep flight permits, and alternative methods
interim action until the manufacturer turns, lazy eights, and chandelles) may of compliance. This material previously
completed further investigations into be performed following the flight was included in each individual AD.
the effects of certain flight conditions on manual. Since this material is included in 14
the fuselage structure and the What is the potential impact if FAA CFR part 39, we will not include it in
development of corrective procedures. took no action? If not prevented, future AD actions.

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Costs of Compliance What is the cost impact of this AD on airspeed indicators, flight limitations
How many sailplanes does this AD owners/operators of the affected placards, and revising the flight and
impact? We estimate that this AD affects sailplanes? We estimate the following maintenance manuals:
94 sailplanes in the U.S. registry. costs to do the modifications to the

Total cost Total cost on U.S.


Labor cost Parts cost per sail- operators
plane

1 work hour × $65 = $65 ...................................................................... Not applicable ............................... $65 $65 × 94 = $6,110.

For G103A TWIN II ACRO (aerobatic we estimate the following costs to do


category) sailplanes and G103C TWIN the fuselage modification:
III ACRO (aerobatic category) sailplanes,

Total cost per


Labor cost Parts cost sailplane

30 work hours × $65 = $1,950 ................................................................................................................................ $5,307 $7,257.

What is the difference between the not have federalism implications under Adoption of the Amendment
cost impact of this AD and the cost Executive Order 13132. This AD will
impact of AD 2003–19–14 R1? There is not have a substantial direct effect on ■ Accordingly, under the authority
no cost difference between this AD and delegated to me by the Administrator,
the States, on the relationship between
AD 2003–19–14 R1. This AD is only the Federal Aviation Administration
the national government and the States,
revising certain operating limits for amends part 39 of the Federal Aviation
or on the distribution of power and
certain Model G103 TWIN ASTIR. This Regulations (14 CFR part 39) as follows:
responsibilities among the various
AD does not require any additional levels of government. PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS
actions than are currently required in
Will this AD involve a significant rule DIRECTIVES
AD 2003–19–14 R1.
or regulatory action? For the reasons
Authority for This Rulemaking ■ 1. The authority citation for part 39
discussed above, I certify that this AD:
continues to read as follows:
What authority does FAA have for 1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory
issuing this rulemaking action? Title 49 Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701.
action’’ under Executive Order 12866;
of the United States Code specifies the 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the § 39.13 [Amended]
FAA’s authority to issue rules on
DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures ■ 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by
aviation safety. Subtitle I, Section 106
(44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and removing Airworthiness Directive (AD)
describes the authority of the FAA
Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation 3. Will not have a significant 2003–19–14 R1, Amendment 39–13676
Programs, describes in more detail the economic impact, positive or negative, (69 FR 34258, June 21, 2004), and by
scope of the agency’s authority. on a substantial number of small entities adding a new AD to read as follows:
We are issuing this rulemaking under under the criteria of the Regulatory 2003–19–14 R2 BURKHART GROB LUFT—
the authority described in Subtitle VII, Flexibility Act. UND RAUMFAHRT GmbH & CO KG:
Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701, Amendment 39–14322; Docket No.
We prepared a summary of the costs FAA–2005–20441; Directorate Identifier
‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that to comply with this AD (and other
section, Congress charges the FAA with 2003–CE–35–AD; Revises AD 2003–19–
information as included in the 14 R1, Amendment 39–13676.
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in Regulatory Evaluation) and placed it in
air commerce by prescribing regulations When Does This AD Become Effective?
the AD Docket. You may get a copy of
for practices, methods, and procedures this summary by sending a request to us (a) This AD becomes effective on
the Administrator finds necessary for at the address listed under ADDRESSES. November 30, 2005.
safety in air commerce. This regulation Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2005–20441; What Other ADs Are Affected By This
is within the scope of that authority Directorate Identifier 2003–CE–35–AD’’ Action?
because it addresses an unsafe condition
in your request. (b) This AD revises AD 2003–19–14 R1,
that is likely to exist or develop on Amendment 39–13676.
products identified in this AD. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39
What Sailplanes Are Affected by This AD?
Regulatory Findings Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation (c) This AD affects the following sailplane
Will this AD impact various entities? safety, Incorporation by reference, models and serial numbers that are
We have determined that this AD will Safety. certificated in any category:

Model Serial numbers

G103 TWIN ASTIR ................................................................................... All serial numbers.


G103A TWIN II ACRO (aerobatic category) ............................................ All serial numbers with suffix ‘‘K’’.
G103C TWIN III ACRO (aerobatic category) ........................................... All serial numbers.

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What Is the Unsafe Condition Presented in Germany. The actions specified in this AD What Must I Do To Address This Problem?
This AD? are intended to prevent damage to the (e) To address this problem, you must do
fuselage during limit load flight, which could
(d) This AD is the result of mandatory the following:
result in reduced structural integrity. This
continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) condition could lead to loss of control of the
issued by the airworthiness authority for sailplane.

Actions Compliance Procedures

(1) For G103 TWIN ASTIR sailplanes: Within the next 25 hours time- Following GROB Service Bul-
(i) Re-set the airspeed indicator to the new placard limitations; in-service (TIS) after Novem- letin No. MSB315–64/3,
(ii) Install the following placard: ber 30, 2005 (the effective dated September 14, 2004.
date of this AD), unless al-
ready done.

(iii) You may perform simple aerobatic flight (looping, steep turns,
lazy eights, and chandelles) following the flight manual; and
(iv) Revise the flight and maintenance manuals.
(2) For G103A TWIN II ACRO (acrobatic category) and G103C TWIN III Within the next 25 hours time- Follow Grob Service Bulletin
ACRO (acrobatic category) sailplanes: in-service (TIS) after August No. MSB315–65, dated Sep-
(i) Re-set the airspeed indicator to the new placard limitations; and 12, 2004 (the effective date tember 15, 2003.
(ii) Install the following placards on Model G103A TWIN II ACRO AD 2003–19–14 R1), unless
(aerobatic category) sailplanes: already done.

ER12OC05.011</GPH>

(iii) Install the following placards on Model G103C TWIN III ACRO
(aerobatic category) sailplanes:
ER12OC05.010</GPH>

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(3) For G103A TWIN II ACRO (acrobatic category) and G103C TWIN III At any time after August 12, Follow Grob Service Bulletin
ACRO (acrobatic category) sailplanes: as an alternative to the flight re- 2004 (the effective date AD No. OSB 315–66, dated Oc-
strictions in paragraph (e)(2) of this AD, you may install additional 2003–19–14 R1). tober 16, 2003, and Work In-
stringers in the rear fuselage section. Installing additional stringers ter- struction for OSB 315–66,
minates the flight restrictions in paragraph (e)(2) of this AD. dated October 16, 2003.
(4) For G103A TWIN II ACRO (acrobatic category) and G103C TWIN III Prior to further flight after Follow Grob Service Bulletin
ACRO (acrobatic category) sailplanes: only if you installed the addi- doing the actions in para- No. OSB 315–66, dated Oc-
tional stringers specified in paragraph (e)(3) of this AD, do the fol- graph (e)(3) of this AD. tober 16, 2003.
lowing:
(i) Remove the placard prohibiting all aerobatic maneuvers;
(ii) Install the following flight limitation placard on Model G103A
TWIN II ACRO (aerobatic category) sailplanes:

(iii) Install the following flight limitation placard on Model G103C


TWIN III ACRO (aerobatic category) sailplanes:

ER12OC05.013</GPH> ER12OC05.014</GPH>
ER12OC05.012</GPH>

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Note: The placard information in this AD 2005–20441; Directorate Identifier 2003–CE– International Branch, ANM–116, FAA,
is different from the information in the 35–AD. Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601
applicable service bulletins. This AD takes Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington
Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on
precedence over the service bulletins. You 98055–4056; telephone (425) 227–2797;
September 28, 2005.
should update your placards to reflect the
information presented in this AD. David R. Showers, fax (425) 227–1149.
Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
May I Request an Alternative Method of Aircraft Certification Service.
Compliance? Examining the Docket
[FR Doc. 05–19929 Filed 10–11–05; 8:45 am]
(f) You may request a different method of BILLING CODE 4910–13–P
You may examine the airworthiness
compliance or a different compliance time directive (AD) docket on the Internet at
for this AD by following the procedures in 14 http://dms.dot.gov or in person at the
CFR 39.19. Unless FAA authorizes otherwise, Docket Management Facility office
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
send your request to your principal between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday
inspector. The principal inspector may add through Friday, except Federal holidays.
Federal Aviation Administration
comments and will send your request to the
The Docket Management Facility office
Manager, Standards Office, Small Airplane
Directorate, FAA. For information on any 14 CFR Part 39 (telephone (800) 647–5227) is located on
already approved alternative methods of the plaza level of the Nassif Building at
[Docket No. FAA–2005–20221; Directorate
compliance, contact Gregory A. Davison, the street address stated in the
Identifier 2004–NM–173–AD; Amendment
Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane 39–14329; AD 2005–20–32] ADDRESSES section.
Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas
City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329– RIN 2120–AA64 Discussion
4130; facsimile: (816) 329–4090. The FAA issued a notice of proposed
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR
Is There Other Information That Relates to
A330–200 and –300 and A340–200 and part 39 to include an AD that would
This Subject?
–300 Series Airplanes apply to all Airbus Model A330, A340–
(g) German AD D–2003–231R3, dated
November 9, 2004, also addresses the subject AGENCY: Federal Aviation 200, and A340–300 series airplanes.
of this AD. Administration (FAA), Department of That NPRM was published in the
Transportation (DOT). Federal Register on February 1, 2005
Does This AD Incorporate Any Material by (70 FR 5073). That NPRM proposed to
Reference? ACTION: Final rule.
require inspecting to determine the part
(h) You must do the actions required by SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new number and serial number of the left-
this AD following the instructions in GROB and right-hand elevator assemblies,
Service Bulletin No. MSB315–64/3, dated
airworthiness directive (AD) for all
Airbus Model A330–200 and –300 and performing related investigative and
September 14, 2004; Grob Service Bulletin
No. MSB315–65, dated September 15, 2003; A340–200 and –300 series airplanes. corrective actions if necessary, and re-
Grob Service Bulletin No. OSB 315–66, dated This AD requires inspecting to protecting the elevator assembly.
October 16, 2003; and Work Instruction for determine the part number and serial Comments
OSB 315–66, dated October 16, 2003. number of the left- and right-hand
(1) On August 12, 2004 (69 FR 34258, June elevator assemblies, performing related We provided the public the
21, 2004), and in accordance with 5 U.S.C. investigative and corrective actions if opportunity to participate in the
552(a) and 1 CFR part 51, the Director of the necessary, and re-protecting the elevator development of this AD. We have
Federal Register approved the incorporation considered the comments received.
by reference of Grob Service Bulletin No.
assembly. This AD results from reports
MSB315–65, dated September 15, 2003; Grob that areas on the top skin panel of the Request To Allow Records Check as a
Service Bulletin No. OSB 315–66, dated right-hand elevator have disbonded due Method of Compliance
October 16, 2003; and Work Instruction for to moisture penetration. We are issuing One commenter believes that it is
OSB 315–66, dated October 16, 2003. this AD to prevent disbonding of the unnecessary to inspect its fleet to
(2) As of November 30, 2005, and in elevator assembly, which could reduce
accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR
determine that none of the airplanes in
the structural integrity of the elevator its fleet are subject to the proposed AD.
part 51, the Director of the Federal Register and result in reduced controllability of
approved the incorporation by reference of The commenter states that its airplanes
the airplane. were delivered new from Airbus in July
GROB Service Bulletin No. MSB315–64/3,
dated September 14, 2004. DATES: This AD becomes effective 2003, after Airbus had changed its
(3) To get a copy of this service November 16, 2005. production processes to prevent
information, contact GROB Luft-und The Director of the Federal Register moisture penetration of the elevator.
Raumfahrt, Lettenbachstrasse 9, D–86874 approved the incorporation by reference The delivery records for these airplanes
Tussenhausen-Mattsies, Germany; telephone: of certain publications listed in the AD show the part number and serial
011 49 8268 998139; facsimile: 011 49 8268 as of November 16, 2005.
998200; e-mail: productsupport@grob-
number of the left- and right-hand
ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD elevator assemblies. The commenter
aerospace.de. To review copies of this
service information, go to the National docket on the Internet at http:// notes that it has not replaced the
Archives and Records Administration dms.dot.gov or in person at the Docket elevator assemblies on any airplane in
(NARA). For information on the availability Management Facility, U.S. Department its fleet. Further, the Illustrated Parts
of this material at NARA, go to: http:// of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street Catalog shows that the elevator
www.archives.gov/federal_register/ SW., Nassif Building, room PL–401, assemblies that would be affected by the
code_of_federal_regulations/ Washington, DC. proposed AD cannot legally be installed
ibr_locations.html or call (202) 741–6030. To Contact Airbus, 1 Rond Point Maurice on the airplanes in its fleet. The
view the AD docket, go to the Docket Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France,
Management Facility; U.S. Department of
commenter asserts that its airplanes are
for service information identified in this in compliance with the intent of the
Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW.,
Nassif Building, Room PL–401, Washington, AD. proposed AD, and that it will be able to
DC 20590–001 or on the Internet at http:// FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim ensure continuing compliance by
dms.dot.gov. The docket number is FAA– Backman, Aerospace Engineer, inspecting all incoming spare elevator

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