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under the criteria of the Regulatory Initial Replacement Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on
Flexibility Act. (a) If not already done in accordance with May 23, 2005.
We prepared a summary of the costs Turbomeca Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) No. Jay J. Pardee,
to comply with this proposal and placed A319 73 2012, Revision 2, dated May 25, Manager, Engine and Propeller Directorate,
it in the AD Docket. You may get a copy 1999, or Revision 3, dated July 21, 2000, or Aircraft Certification Service.
ASB No. A319 73 4001, Revision 3, dated [FR Doc. 05–10634 Filed 5–26–05; 8:45 am]
of this summary by sending a request to
May 25, 1999 or Revision 4, dated October
us at the address listed under 20, 2000, replace injector manifolds and
BILLING CODE 4910–13–P
ADDRESSES. Include ‘‘AD Docket No. borescope-inspect the flame tube and the
2000–NE–12–AD’’ in your request. high pressure turbine area within 30 days
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
after the effective date of this AD, or prior to
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39
exceeding 200 hours time-in-service (TIS), Federal Aviation Administration
Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation whichever is later. Do these in accordance
safety, Safety. with Instructions 2.A. through 2.C. of
Turbomeca ASB No. A319 73 2012, Revision 14 CFR Part 39
The Proposed Amendment 6, dated August 14, 2004 for Arrius 2B and [Docket No. 2003–NE–38–AD]
2B1 turboshaft engines, and ASB No. A319
Accordingly, pursuant to the 73 4001, Revision 7, dated August 14, 2004, RIN 2120–AA64
authority delegated to me by the for Arrius 2F turboshaft engines, except that
Administrator, the Federal Aviation replacement may be done at any Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce
Administration proposes to amend 14 appropriately rated repair shop. plc RB211 Trent 800 Series Turbofan
CFR part 39 as follows: Engines
Repetitive Replacements
(b) Thereafter, replace injector manifolds, AGENCY: Federal Aviation
PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS
in accordance with Instructions 2.A. through Administration (FAA), DOT.
DIRECTIVES
2.C. of Turbomeca ASB No. A319 73 2012, ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking
1. The authority citation for part 39 Revision 6, dated August 14, 2004 for Arrius (NPRM).
continues to read as follows: 2B and 2B1 turboshaft engines, and ASB No.
A319 73 4001, Revision 7, dated August 14, SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to
Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. 2004, for Arrius 2F turboshaft engines, except supersede an existing airworthiness
§ 39.13 [Amended]
that replacement may be done at any directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce plc (RR)
appropriately rated repair shop, as follows: models RB211 Trent 875–17, Trent 877–
2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by (1) For Arrius 2B and 2B1 engines, replace 17, Trent 884–17, Trent 884B–17, Trent
removing Amendment 39–12218 (66 FR within 200 hours TIS since last injector 892–17, Trent 892B–17, and Trent 895–
20910, April 26, 2001) and by adding a manifolds replacement. 17 turbofan engines with low pressure
new airworthiness directive, to read as (2) For Arrius 2F engines, replace within
400 hours TIS since last injector manifolds
(LP) compressor fan blades, part number
follows: (P/N) FW18548 installed. That AD
replacement.
Turbomeca: Docket No. 2000–NE–12–AD. (3) For all engines, replace injector currently requires LP compressor fan
Revises AD 2001–08–14, Amendment manifolds before further flight after blade replacement with new or
39–12218. performing the applicable flight manual or previously reworked blades, or rework
Applicability overhaul manual power check if that check of the existing LP compressor fan
shows a negative turbine outlet temperature blades. This proposed AD would require
This airworthiness directive (AD) is (TOT) margin or negative T4 margin. the same actions but at reduced
applicable to Arrius Models 2B, 2B1, and 2F
Definition compliance times for certain airplane
engines. These engines are installed on but
not limited to Eurocopter France Model and engine rating combinations and
(c) For the purposes of this AD, time-in-
EC120B and Eurocopter Deutschland EC135 service (TIS) is defined as the number of certain maximum gross weight limits.
T1 rotorcraft. engine operating hours on the manifolds This proposed AD results from a
Note 1: This AD applies to each engine since the manifolds were new or since the number of new production LP
identified in the preceding applicability manifolds were refurbished. compressor blades found with surfaces
provision, regardless of whether it has been formed outside of design intent. We are
Alternative Methods of Compliance
modified, altered, or repaired in the area proposing this AD to prevent possible
subject to the requirements of this AD. For (d) An alternative method of compliance or multiple uncontained LP compressor
engines that have been modified, altered, or adjustment of the compliance time that fan blade failure, due to cracking in the
repaired so that the performance of the provides an acceptable level of safety may be
used if approved by the Manager, Engine
blade root caused by increased stresses
requirements of this AD is affected, the in the shear key slots.
owner/operator must request approval for an Certification Office. Operators shall submit
alternative method of compliance in their request through an appropriate FAA DATES: We must receive any comments
accordance with paragraph (d) of this AD. Principal Maintenance Inspector, who may on this proposed AD by July 26, 2005.
The request should include an assessment of add comments and then send it to the ADDRESSES: Use one of the following
the effect of the modification, alteration, or Manager, Engine Certification Office. addresses to comment on this proposed
repair on the unsafe condition addressed by Note 2: Information concerning the AD:
this AD; and, if the unsafe condition has not existence of approved alternative methods of • By mail: Federal Aviation
been eliminated, the request should include compliance with this airworthiness directive, Administration (FAA), New England
specific proposed actions to address it. if any, may be obtained from the Engine
Region, Office of the Regional Counsel,
Certification Office.
Compliance Attention: Rules Docket No. 2003–NE–
Compliance with this AD is required as Special Flight Permits 38–AD, 12 New England Executive Park,
indicated, unless already done. (e) Special flight permits may be issued in Burlington, MA 01803–5299.
To prevent engine flameout and the accordance with §§ 21.197 and 21.199 of the • By fax: (781) 238–7055.
inability to maintain the 2.5 minutes one Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 21.197 • By e-mail: 9-ane-
engine inoperative (OEI) rating due to and 21.199) to operate the aircraft to a adcomment@faa.gov.
blockage of the fuel injection manifolds, do location where the requirements of this AD You can get the service information
the following: can be accomplished. identified in this proposed AD from

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Rolls-Royce plc, PO Box 31, Derby, engine rating combinations. These total cost of the proposed AD to U.S.
England, DE248BJ; telephone: 011–44– rating combinations also take into operators to be $689,000.
1332–242424; fax: 011–44–1332– account the airplane gross weight.
Authority for This Rulemaking
245418.
You may examine the AD docket, by Relevant Service Information Title 49 of the United States Code
appointment, at the FAA, New England We have reviewed and approved the specifies the FAA’s authority to issue
Region, Office of the Regional Counsel, technical contents of RR Service rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I,
12 New England Executive Park, Bulletin (SB) No. RB.211–72–E044, Section 106, describes the authority of
Burlington, MA. Revision 2, dated October 8, 2004, that the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII,
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: describes procedures for inspecting and Aviation Programs, describes in more
Christopher Spinney, Aerospace reworking LP compressor fan blades detail the scope of the Agency’s
Engineer, Engine Certification Office, P/N FW18548, that utilize the shear key authority.
FAA, Engine And Propeller Directorate, blade retention device. The CAA We are issuing this rulemaking under
12 New England Executive Park; classified this service bulletin as the authority described in Subtitle VII,
Burlington, MA 01803–5299; telephone mandatory and issued AD G–2004– Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701,
(781) 238–7175; fax (781) 238–7199. 0030, dated December 23, 2004, in order ‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: to ensure the airworthiness of these section, Congress charges the FAA with
RB211 Trent 800 series turbofan engines promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in
Comments Invited air commerce by prescribing regulations
in the U.K.
We invite you to send any written for practices, methods, and procedures
relevant data, views, or arguments Bilateral Agreement Information the Administrator finds necessary for
regarding this proposal. Send your This engine model is manufactured in safety in air commerce. This regulation
comments to an address listed under the U.K. and is type certificated for is within the scope of that authority
ADDRESSES. Include ‘‘AD Docket No. operation in the United States under the because it addresses an unsafe condition
2003–NE–38–AD’’ in the subject line of provisions of Section 21.29 of the that is likely to exist or develop on
your comments. If you want us to Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR products identified in this rulemaking
acknowledge receipt of your mailed 21.29) and the applicable bilateral action.
comments, send us a self-addressed, airworthiness agreement. In keeping
stamped postcard with the docket Regulatory Findings
with this bilateral airworthiness
number written on it; we will date- agreement, the CAA has kept the FAA We have determined that this
stamp your postcard and mail it back to informed of the situation described proposed AD would not have federalism
you. We specifically invite comments above. We have examined the findings implications under Executive Order
on the overall regulatory, economic, of the CAA, reviewed all available 13132. This proposed AD would not
environmental, and energy aspects of information, and determined that AD have a substantial direct effect on the
the proposed AD. If a person contacts us action is necessary for products of this States, on the relationship between the
verbally, and that contact relates to a type design that are certificated for national Government and the States, or
substantive part of this proposed AD, operation in the United States. on the distribution of power and
we will summarize the contact and responsibilities among the various
place the summary in the docket. We FAA’s Determination and Requirements levels of government.
will consider all comments received by of the Proposed AD For the reasons discussed above, I
the closing date and may amend the certify that the proposed regulation:
We have evaluated all pertinent 1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory
proposed AD in light of those
information and identified an unsafe
comments. action’’ under Executive Order 12866;
condition that is likely to exist or 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the
Examining the AD Docket develop on other products of this same DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures
You may examine the AD Docket type design. Therefore, we are (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and
(including any comments and service proposing this AD, which would require 3. Would not have a significant
information), by appointment, between at or before the accumulation of certain economic impact, positive or negative,
8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through cycles-since-new based on airplane and on a substantial number of small entities
Friday, except Federal holidays. See engine rating combinations and airplane under the criteria of the Regulatory
ADDRESSES for the location. gross weight, replacement of LP Flexibility Act.
compressor fan blades with new or We prepared a summary of the costs
Discussion previously reworked LP compressor fan to comply with this proposal and placed
On July 14, 2004, we issued AD 2004– blades, or rework of the existing blades. it in the AD Docket. You may get a copy
15–02, Amendment 39–13736 (69 FR The proposed AD would require that of this summary by sending a request to
44925, July 28, 2004). That AD requires you do these actions using the service us at the address listed under
LP compressor fan blade replacement information described previously. ADDRESSES. Include ‘‘AD Docket No.
with new or previously reworked Costs of Compliance 2003–NE–38–AD’’ in your request.
blades, or rework of the existing LP
compressor fan blades. The Civil About 392 RR RB211 Trent 800 series List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39
Aviation Authority (CAA), which is the turbofan engines of the affected design Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation
airworthiness authority for the United are in the worldwide fleet. We estimate safety, Safety.
Kingdom (U.K.), notified the FAA that that this proposed AD would affect 106
an unsafe condition may exist on Rolls- engines installed on airplanes of U.S. The Proposed Amendment
Royce plc RB211 Trent 800 Series registry. We also estimate that about 100 Accordingly, under the authority
turbofan engines. The CAA advises that work hours per engine are needed to delegated to me by the Administrator,
RR has introduced revised rework lives perform blade rework, and that the the Federal Aviation Administration
for LP compressor fan blades, P/N average labor rate is $65 per work hour. proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as
FW18548, in redefined airplane and Based on these figures, we estimate the follows:

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PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS airworthiness directive (AD) action by July are issuing this AD to prevent possible
DIRECTIVES 26, 2005. multiple uncontained LP compressor fan
Affected ADs blade failure, due to cracking in the blade
1. The authority citation for part 39 root caused by increased stresses in the shear
continues to read as follows: (b) This AD supersedes AD 2004–15–02, key slots.
Amendment 39–13736.
Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. Compliance
Applicability
§ 39.13 [Amended] (e) You are responsible for having the
(c) This AD applies to Rolls-Royce plc (RR)
2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by models RB211 Trent 875–17, Trent 877–17, actions required by this AD performed within
Trent 884–17, Trent 884B–17, Trent 892–17, the compliance times specified unless the
removing Amendment 39–13736 (69 FR
Trent 892B–17, and Trent 895–17 turbofan actions have already been done.
44925, July 28, 2004) and by adding a
new airworthiness directive, to read as engines, with low pressure (LP) compressor Actions Required for LP Compressor Fan
fan blades, part number FW18548 installed. Blades
follows:
These engines are installed on, but not
Rolls-Royce plc: Docket No. 2003–NE–38– limited to, Boeing 777 series airplanes. (f) Replace LP compressor fan blades with
AD. new or previously reworked LP compressor
Unsafe Condition blades before accumulating the specified
Comments Due Date (d) This AD results from a number of new cycles-since-new (CSN) in the following
(a) The Federal Aviation Administration production LP compressor blades found with Table 1, or rework the existing blades as
(FAA) must receive comments on this surfaces formed outside of design intent. We specified in paragraph (g) of this AD.

TABLE 1.—LP COMPRESSOR FAN BLADE REPLACEMENT OR REWORK SCHEDULE


Replace or re-
work LP com-
Airplane maximum gross weight
Boeing 777 series RB211 Trent engine model pressor fan
(times 1,000 pounds) blades before
accumulating

–300 ......................................................... 660, 632.5 .............................................. –884, –892, –884B ................................ 2,400 CSN.
–200 ......................................................... 656 ......................................................... –892, –895 ............................................. 2,400 CSN.
–200 ......................................................... 648 ......................................................... –892, –892B ........................................... 3,200 CSN.
–200 ......................................................... 632.5 ...................................................... –892B ..................................................... 3,200 CSN.
–200 ......................................................... 632.5 ...................................................... –892 ....................................................... 4,100 CSN.
–200 ......................................................... 555 ......................................................... –884 ....................................................... 4,100 CSN.
–200 ......................................................... 545 ......................................................... –877 ....................................................... 4,100 CSN.
–200 ......................................................... 535 ......................................................... –875 ....................................................... 4,100 CSN.
–200 ......................................................... 506 ......................................................... –875 ....................................................... 4,100 CSN.

(g) Rework LP compressor fan blades at or Alternative Methods of Compliance DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
before accumulating the specified CSN in (j) The Manager, Engine Certification
Table 1 of this AD. Follow paragraphs 3.B.(1) Office, has the authority to approve Bureau of Industry and Security
through 3.B.(22) of Accomplishment alternative methods of compliance for this
Instructions of RR service bulletin (SB) No. AD if requested using the procedures found 15 CFR Parts 734 and 772
RB.211–72–E044, Revision 2, dated October in 14 CFR 39.19.
8, 2004, to do the blade rework. [Docket No. 050316075–5133–02]
(h) For engines moved between Related Information
configurations, calculate the cycles (k) CAA airworthiness directive G–2004–
remaining using either of the following: RIN: 0694–AD29
030, dated December 23, 2004, and RR Alert
(1) Subtract the total CSN from the most SB No. RB.211–72–AE055, Revision 4, dated Revision and Clarification of Deemed
limiting configuration’s limit from Table 1 of December 9, 2004, pertain to the subject of Export Related Regulatory
this AD; or this AD. Requirements
(2) Calculate the cycles remaining using
Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on
the following equation: AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and
May 23, 2005.
Security, Commerce.
 X Jay J. Pardee,
X X  ACTION: Advance notice of proposed
X r = L c 1 −  1 + 2 + 3 +.....  Manager, Engine and Propeller Directorate,
rulemaking; extension of comment
  L1 L 2 L3   Aircraft Certification Service.
period.
Where: [FR Doc. 05–10635 Filed 5–26–05; 8:45 am]
Xr = Cycles remaining in current BILLING CODE 4910–13–P SUMMARY: This notice extends the
configuration. comment period on an advance notice
Lc = Cyclic limit of current configuration of proposed rulemaking addressing
from Table 1 of this AD. potential regulatory and policy changes
Xn = Cycles accumulated in configuration n. that would effect existing BIS deemed
Ln = Cyclic limit in configuration n from export licensing practices. BIS is
Table 1 of this AD. continuing to seek comments on how
(i) Information on the source life of the
these revisions would impact industry,
cycle limits in Table 1 of this AD can be
the academic community, and U.S.
found in RR Alert SB No. RB.211–72–AE055, government agencies involved in
Revision 3, dated May 28, 2004. research. The new comment period
EP27MY05.000</MATH>

deadline is June 27, 2005.

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