Airworthiness Directives; Precise Flight, Inc. Models SVS I and SVS IA Standby Vacuum Systems, 32992-32996 [05-10864]

Download as PDF 32992 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 7, 2005 / Rules and Regulations Actions Compliance Procedures (1) For airplanes listed in Group A of paragraph (c)(1) of this AD: Seal with firewall sealant the gaps between the bottom fuselage cover (belly fairing) and the firewall. (2) For airplanes listed in Group B of paragraph (c)(1) of this AD: Whenever you install the bottom fuselage cover (belly fairing), do the sealing procedure required by paragraph (e)(1) of this AD. Within the next 50 hours time-in-service (TIS) or 3 calendar months after July 18, 2005 (the effective date of this AD), whichever occurs first, unless already done. As of July 18, 2005 (the effective date of this AD), whenever you install the bottom fuselage cover (belly fairing). Follow EXTRA Flugzeugproduktions-und Vertriebs-GmbH Service Bulletin No. 300– 4–04, Issue: A, dated May 25, 2004. May I Request an Alternative Method of Compliance? (f) You may request a different method of compliance or a different compliance time for this AD by following the procedures in 14 CFR 39.19. Unless FAA authorizes otherwise, send your request to your principal inspector. The principal inspector may add comments and will send your request to the Manager, Standards Office, Small Airplane Directorate, FAA. For information on any already approved alternative methods of compliance, contact Karl Schletzbaum, Aerospace Engineer, ACE–112, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: 816– 329–4146; facsimile: 816–329–4090. Is There Other Information That Relates to This Subject (g) German AD Number D–2004–489, dated November 11, 2004, also addresses the subject of this AD. Does This AD Incorporate Any Material by Reference? (h) You must do the actions required by this AD following the instructions in EXTRA Flugzeugproduktions-und Vertriebs-GmbH Service Bulletin No. 300–4–04, Issue: A, dated May 25, 2004. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of this service bulletin in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. To get a copy of this service information, contact EXTRA Flugzeugproduktions-und Vertriebs-GmbH, ¨ Schwarze Heide 21, 46569 Hunxe, Germany; telephone: 011–011–49–2858–9137–30; facsimile: 49–2858–9137–30. To review copies of this service information, go to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/ code_of_federal_regulations/ ibr_locations.html or call (202) 741–6030. To view the AD docket, go to the Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590–001 or on the Internet at http:// dms.dot.gov. The docket number is FAA– 2005–20588; Directorate Identifier 2005–CE– 11–AD. VerDate jul<14>2003 16:06 Jun 06, 2005 Jkt 205001 Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on May 26, 2005. Kim Smith, Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 05–11041 Filed 6–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2004–19354; Directorate Identifier 2004–CE–30–AD; Amendment 39– 14107; AD 2005–11–05] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Precise Flight, Inc. Models SVS I and SVS IA Standby Vacuum Systems Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all airplanes equipped with Precise Flight, Inc. (Precise Flight) Models SVS I and SVS IA standby vacuum systems (SVS) installed under certain supplemental type certificates or through field approval. This AD requires you to replace the airplane flight manual supplement (AFMS) in the airplane flight manual with the appropriate revision and install placards as defined in the AFMS, upgrade the Model SVS I or SVS IA SVS to the Model VI SVS, and add the instructions for continued airworthiness (ICA) to the maintenance schedule for the aircraft. This AD results from several reports of failed shuttle control valves of the standby vacuum system (SVS) and one report of an airplane crash with a fatality in which improper use of the SVS was a factor. We are issuing this AD to correct problems with the SVS before failure or malfunction during instrument flight rules (IFR) flight that can lead to pilot disorientation and loss of control of the aircraft. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Follow EXTRA Flugzeugproduktions-und Vertriebs-GmbH Service Bulletin No. 300– 4–04, Issue: A, dated May 25, 2004. This AD becomes effective on July 18, 2005. As of July 18, 2005, the Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the regulation. ADDRESSES: To get the service information identified in this AD, contact Precise Flight, Inc., 63354 Powell Butte Road, Bend, Oregon 97701, telephone: (800) 547–2558; facsimile: (541) 388–1105; electronic mail: preciseflight@preciseflight.com; Internet: http://www.preciseflight.com/ svs.html. To view the AD docket, go to the Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590– 001 or on the Internet at http:// dms.dot.gov. The docket number is FAA–2004–19354; Directorate Identifier 2004–CE–3–AD. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Tin Truong, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98055–4065; telephone: (425) 917–6486; facsimile: (425) 917– 6590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Discussion What events have caused this AD? AD 99–24–10 currently requires the following on all aircraft equipped with Precise Flight, Inc. Model SVS III standby vacuum systems installed under the applicable supplemental type certificate (STC) or through field approval: —Incorporate revised operating limitations for the affected SVS into the airplane flight manual (AFM); —Inspect (repetitively) the push-pull cable, vacuum lines, saddle fittings, and shuttle valve for correct installation and damage (wear, chafing, deterioration, and so forth); and —Correct any discrepancy found and conduct a functional test of the vacuum system after the inspections. The SVS is intended to provide emergency vacuum power for aircraft E:\FR\FM\07JNR1.SGM 07JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 7, 2005 / Rules and Regulations instruments when the primary vacuum system fails. The design of the Precise Flight, Inc. Models SVS I and SVS IA SVS is similar to the Model SVS III SVS, and so may not be able to provide sufficient vacuum power without actions similar to those of AD 99–24–10. The Precise Flight, Inc. Models SVS I and SVS IA SVS are installed on aircraft through a supplemental type certificate (STC) or through field approval. The Applicability section of the proposed AD lists the applicable STCs and aircraft that could have these SVS installed. This list is not meant to be exhaustive nor does it include all aircraft with the systems installed through field approval. What is the potential impact if FAA took no action? Failure or malfunction of the SVS during IFR flight can lead to pilot disorientation and loss of control of the aircraft. Has FAA taken any action to this point? Consequently, we issued a proposal to amend part 39 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 39) to include an AD that would apply to all airplanes equipped with Precise Flight, Inc. (Precise Flight) Models SVS I and SVS IA standby vacuum systems (SVS) installed under certain supplemental type certificates or through field approval. This proposal was published in the Federal Register as a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on March 4, 2005 (70 FR 10517). The NPRM proposed to require you to replace the airplane flight manual supplement (AFMS) in the airplane flight manual with the appropriate revision and install placards as defined in the AFMS, upgrade the Model SVS I or SVS IA SVS to the Model VI SVS, and add the instructions for continued airworthiness (ICA) to the maintenance schedule for the aircraft. Comments Was the public invited to comment? We provided the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. The following presents the comments received on the proposal and FAA’s response to each comment: Comment Issue No. 1: Manufacturer’s Mailing and Internet Address What is the commenter’s concern? Precise Flight has moved and requests use of the new mailing address. Further, Precise Flight Inc. requests use of a specific Internet address for information about the Models SVS I and SVS IA. What is FAA’s response to the concern? We agree with the commenter. We will include the correct mailing and Internet addresses in the AD. Comment Issue No. 2: Increase in Cost of Parts What is the commenter’s concern? Precise Flight states that the cost of parts has increased since FAA first issued the NPRM. The cost of parts has changed from $77 to $195. Precise Flight requests the AD to reflect this increase. What is FAA’s response to the concern? The FAA agrees with the commenter. We have re-evaluated the proposed cost of parts and determined that the correct cost of parts is $195. We will change the final AD action to include the correct cost of parts. What is FAA’s response to the concern? To avoid confusion about the applicability of the proposed AD we will include a note to read: ‘‘This AD affects Models SVS I and SVS IA only. The Model SVS III is addressed by AD– 99–24–10, Amendment 39–11434 (64 FR 66747, November 30, 1999).’’ Conclusion What is FAA’s final determination on this issue? We have carefully reviewed the available data and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD as proposed except for the changes discussed above and minor editorial corrections. We have determined that these changes and minor corrections: —Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM for correcting the unsafe condition; and —Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already proposed in the NPRM. Changes to 14 CFR Part 39—Effect on the AD Comment Issue No. 3: Correct Reference to Service Information What is the commenter’s concern? Precise Flight states that the correct report number for the cited service information should change from 08080 to 08074. The commenter requests that the final AD action reflect the correct report number. What is FAA’s response to the concern? We agree with Precise Flight that the correct report number is 08074. We will change the final AD action to show that the correct report number 08074. How does the revision to 14 CFR part 39 affect this AD? On July 10, 2002, the FAA published a new version of 14 CFR part 39 (67 FR 47997, July 22, 2002), which governs the FAA’s AD system. This regulation now includes material that relates to altered products, special flight permits, and alternative methods of compliance. This material previously was included in each individual AD. Since this material is included in 14 CFR part 39, we will not include it in future AD actions. Comment Issue No. 4: AD Applicability What is the commenter’s concern? Precise Flight states that to avoid confusion, the final AD action should state that the AD does not apply to the Models SVS V or SVS III which have been upgraded to the SVS V following the FAA-approved alternative method of compliance (AMOC) dated December 22, 1999. The commenter requests the final AD action include a note that clarifies the affected models of SVS. How many airplanes does this AD impact? We estimate that this AD affects 800 airplanes in the U.S. registry. What is the cost impact of this AD on owners/operators of the affected airplanes? We estimate the following costs to replace the airplane flight manual supplement (AFMS) in the airplane flight manual with the appropriate revision. We have no way of determining the number of airplanes that may need this replacement: Costs of Compliance Labor cost Parts cost 1 work hour × $65 = $65 ................................................................................................ None ........................................................... We estimate the following costs to do any upgrade to the Model VI SVS, install placards, and add the installation VerDate jul<14>2003 16:06 Jun 06, 2005 Jkt 205001 32993 report including the instructions for continued airworthiness (ICA) to the maintenance schedule for the aircraft. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Total cost per airplane $65 We have no way of determining the number of airplanes that may need this upgrade: E:\FR\FM\07JNR1.SGM 07JNR1 32994 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 7, 2005 / Rules and Regulations Labor cost Parts cost Total cost per airplane 3 work hour × $65 = $195 ................................................................................................................................... $195 $390 Authority for This Rulemaking What authority does FAA have for issuing this rulemaking action? Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, Section 106 describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701, ‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this AD. Regulatory Findings Will this AD impact various entities? We have determined that this AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. Will this AD involve a significant rule or regulatory action? For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD: 1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and 3. Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. We prepared a summary of the costs to comply with this AD (and other information as included in the Regulatory Evaluation) and placed it in the AD Docket. You may get a copy of this summary by sending a request to us at the address listed under ADDRESSES. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2004–19354; Directorate Identifier 2004–CE–3–AD’’ in your request. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, I the Federal Aviation Administration amends part 39 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 39) as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] I 2. FAA amends § 39.13 by adding a new AD to read as follows: 2005–11–05 Precise Flight, Inc.: Amendment 39–14107; Docket No. FAA–2004–19354; Directorate Identifier 2004–CE–3–AD. When Does This AD Become Effective? (a) This AD becomes effective on July 18, 2005. What Other ADs Are Affected by This Action? (b) None. What Airplanes Are Affected by This AD? (c) This AD affects Models SVS I and SVS IA standby vacuum systems (SVS), installed on, but not limited to, the following aircraft that are certificated in any category. These systems can be installed under the applicable supplemental type certificate (STC) or through field approval: Affected STC Make and model/series aircraft SA2160NM ................. Raytheon Beech Models 23, A23, A23A, A23–19, 19A, B19, B19A, A23–24, B23, C23, A24, A24R, B24R, C24R, 35, A35, B35, C35, D35, E35, F35, G35, 35R, H35, J35, K35, M35, N35, P35, S35, V35, V35A, V35B, 35–33, 35–A33, 35–B33, 35–C33, 35–C33A, E33, E33A, E33C, F33, F33A, F33C, G33, 36, A36, A36TC, B36TC, 4S(YT–34), A45(T– 34A, B–45), D45(T–34B), and Series 77. Raytheon Beech Model V35B. The Cessna Aircraft Company Models 321 (Navy OE–2), 172N, 172P, 172D, 172M, 172L, 172I, 172H (USAF T–41A), 172F (USAF T–41A), 172E, 172C, 172, 172Q, 172B, TR182, T182, 305B (Military T0–1D, 0–1D, 0–1F), R172E Series, 175C, 175B, 175A, R172F (USAF T–41D), P172D, 150, 150A, 150C, 150B, 150D, A152, A150M, 150M, 152, A150L, 150K, 150J, 150H, 150G, 150F, 210–5 (205), 210–5A (205A), T210R, P210R, T210N, 210N, P210N, 210M, T210L, 210K, T210K, 210J, T210H, 210H, T210G, T210F, 210F, 210D, 210C, 210B, 210A, 210L, 210, A185F, A185E, 185E, 185C, 185B, 185A, 185, 140A, 305A (USAF 0–1A), 305C (USAF 0–1E), 305D (USAF 0–1G), 305F, 120, 170B, 170A, 170, 207A, T207, 207, 206, P206B, P206, P206C, TU206A, TU206G, TU206E, TU206C, P206D, U206G, U206F, U206E, U206D, U206C, U206A, TP206E, TP206D, TP206C, TP206A, P206E, TU206D, T188C, A188B, A188, 188A, and 188. The Cessna Aircraft Company Model 180A. The New Piper Aircraft, Inc. Models PA–16S and PA–16, Series PA–24, Models PA–24–400, PA–24–250, PA–24, PA– 24–260, PA–18S–‘‘135’’, PA–18‘‘105’’ (Special), PA–18AS–‘‘135’’, PA–18A–‘‘135’’, PA–18–‘‘150’’, PA–19S, PA–19 (Army L–18C), PA–18S–‘‘150’’, and PA–18–‘‘135’’ (Army L–21B), Series PA–18, Models PA–18–‘‘125’’ (Army L– 21A), PA–18S, PA–18A, PA–18, and PA–18S–‘‘125’’, Series PA–19 and PA–20, Models PA–20, PA–20S, PA–20– ‘‘135’’, PA–20–‘‘115’’, and PA–22S–160, Series PA–22, Models PA–22–160, PA–22S–150, PA–22–150, PA–22, PA– 22–108, PA–22–135, and PA–22S–135, Series PA–28, Model PA–28R–200, Series PA–28S and PA–28R, Models PA–28–236, PA–28–201T, PA–28R–180, PA–28RT–201T, PA–28RT–201, PA–28R–201, PA–28–181, PA–28S–180, PA–28R–201T, PA–28S–160, PA–28–235, PA–28–180, PA–28–161, PA–28–160, PA–28–151, PA–28–150, and PA– 28–140, Series PA–25 (Normal Category (Cat.)), Models PA–25–260 (Normal Cat.), PA–25–235 (Normal Cat.),PA– 25 (Normal Cat.), L–14, PA–12S, PA–12, PA–14, PA–15, PA–17, PA–38–112, PA–46–310P, and PA–32–260, Series PA–32 and PA–32R, Models PA–32–300, PA–32–301T, PA–32–301, PA–32R–301T, PA–32R–301(HP), PA–32R– 301(SP), PA–32RT–300T, PA–32RT–300, PA–32R–300, and PA–32S–300, Series PA–36, Models PA–36–375 (Normal Cat.), PA–36–300 (Normal Cat.), and PA–36–285 (Normal Cat.) SA2161NM ................. SA2162NM ................. SA2164NM ................. SA2167NM ................. VerDate jul<14>2003 16:06 Jun 06, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\07JNR1.SGM 07JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 7, 2005 / Rules and Regulations 32995 Affected STC Make and model/series aircraft SA2168NM ................. Learjet Inc. Model Learjet 24D Mooney Aircraft Corporation Models M20C, M20M, M20K, M20J, M20G, M20B, M20A, M20, M20F, M20E, and M22. Aermacchi S.p.A. Models F.260, F.260B, S.205–22/R, S.205–18/F, S.205–18/R, S.205–20/F, S.205–20/R, S.208A, and S.208 Aerocar, Incorporated Model I Aerodifusion, S.L. Model Jodel D–1190S Aeromere S.A. Model Falco F.8.L Aeronautica Macchi S.p.A. Models AL60, AL60–B, AL60–F5, and AL60–C5 Aeronautica Macchi S.p.A. & AerferIndustrie Aerospaziali Meridionali S.p.A. Model AM–3 Aeronca Aircraft Corporation Models S15AC and 15AC Ag Cat Corporation Models G–164B, G–164, and G–164A Alliance Aircraft Group, LLC Models H–395 (USAF L–28A or U– 10B), H–250, H–295 (USAF U–10D), HT–295, H–391 (USAF YL–24), H–391B, H–700, and H–395A American Champion Aircraft Corp. Models 7AC, 7FC, 7ACA, S7AC, 7BCM (L–16A), 7CCM (L–16B), 7DC, S7DC, 7EC, S7EC, 7ECA, 7GC, 7GCA, 7GCAA, 7GCB, 7GCBA, 7GCBC, 7HC, 7JC, 7KC, 7KCAB, 11BC, S11AC, S11BC, 11AC, 11CC, S11CC, 8KCAB, and 8GCBC Arctic Aircraft Company, Inc. Models S–1A, S–1A–65F, S–1A–85F, S–1A–90F, S–1B2, S–1B1 (Army L–6), and S–1B1 (Army XL–6) Augustair, Inc. Models 2150A, 2180, and 2150 Avions Jodel Models D– 1190, 150, D–140–B, and DR–1050 Bellanca Aircraft Corporation Models 14–19–2, 14–19–3A, 17–30, 17–31, 17– 31TC, 14–9, 14–9L, 14–12F–3, 14–13, 14–13–2, 14–13–3, 14–13–3W, 17–30A, 17–31A, and 17–31ATC Biemond, C. Model Teal CB1 Board, G.R. Model Columbia XJL–1 Booth, Lee F. dba Taylorcraft Aerospace Models F21, F21A, and F19 Chaparral Motors, Inc. Models 2T–1A–1 and 2T–1A–2 Clark Aircraft, Inc. Models 12 and 1000 Commander Aircraft Company Models 114A, 112, 112B, 112TCA, 114, and 112TC C. Itoh Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Co., Ltd. Model N–62 DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG Models Bolkow Jr., BO–209–150 FV & RV, BO–209–160 FV & RV, and BO–209–150 FF Flugzeugwerke Altenrheim AG (FFA) Model AS 202/15 ‘‘BRAVO’’ Found Brothers Aviation Limited Model FBA–2C Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd. Models FA–200–180AO, FA–200–180, and FA–200–160 Funk Aircraft Company Model Funk C Goodyear Aircraft Corporation Model GA–22A Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model 111 Jamieson Corporation, The Model J–2–L1B Kearns, Edward Scott Model Trojan A–2 Luscombe Aircraft Corporation Model 11A Luscombe, The Don, Aviation History Foundation, Inc. Models T–8F, 8A, 8E, 8D, 8B, 8, 8F, and 8C Maule Aerospace Technology, Inc. Models Bee Dee M–4–210, Bee Dee M–4–180S, Bee Dee M–4–180C, Bee Dee M–4T, Bee Dee M–4–210S, Bee Dee M–4S, Bee Dee M–4–210T, Bee Dee M–4–210C, Bee Dee M–4– 220S, Bee Dee M–4–220T, Bee Dee M–5–180C, Bee Dee M–5–200, Bee Dee M–5–210TC, Bee Dee M–7–235, Bee Dee M–6–235, Bee Dee M–4C, Bee Dee M–5–220C, Bee Dee M–5–235C, Bee Dee M–6–180, Bee Dee M–5–210C, Bee Dee MX–7–235, Bee Dee M–4, MX–7–160C, Bee Dee M–7 Series, Bee Dee MXT–7–180, Bee Dee MT–7–235, Bee Dee M–8–235, Bee Dee MX–7–160, Bee Dee MXT–7–160, Bee Dee MX–7–180A, Bee Dee MXT–7–180A, Bee Dee MX–7–180B, Bee Dee M–7–235B, Bee Dee M–6 Series, Bee Dee MX–7 Series, Bee Dee M–7–235C, Bee Dee M–4 Series, Bee Dee M–8 Series, Bee Dee MX–7–180C, Bee Dee M–7–260C, M–7–260, MT–7–260, Bee Dee MX– 7–180, and Bee Dee M–7–235A Nardi S.A. Model FN–333 Navion Aircraft Company, Ltd. Models Navion (L–17A), Navion A (L–17B), Navion A (L–17C), Navion B, Navion D, Navion E, Navion F, Navion G, and Navion H Procaer Progetti Costruzioni Aeronautiche Models F 15/C, F 15/B, and F 15/E Prop-Jets, Inc. Models 200, 200A, 200B, 200C, and 200D REVO, Incorporated Models Lake LA–4–200, Colonial C–1, Colonial C–2, Colonial Lake Model 250, and Lake LA–4 Sky International Inc. Models S–1S, S–2A, S–2, and S–1T SOCATA—Groupe Aerospatiale Models MS880B, MS885, MS892A–150, MS892E–150, MS893A, MS893E, MS894A, MS894E, TB10, TB20, TB21, and TB9 Sud Aviation Models Gardan GY.80–160, Gardan GY.80–150, and Gardan GY.80–180 Swift Museum Foundation, Inc. Models GC–1A and GC–1B Tiger Aircraft LLC Models AA–1, AA–1A, AA–1B, AA–1C, AA–5, AA–5A, and AA–5B Univair Aircraft Corporation Models 415–C, 415–CD, 108–2, 108–3, and F–1 Univair Aircraft Corporation Models F– 1A, E, 415D, M10, A–2–A, and A–2 Wright, Jr., Elzie Model F–1. Textron Lycoming, AVCO Corporation Series IGO–540, IO–320, IGSO–540, O–290, GSO–580, O–320, IGO–480, GO– 480, GSO–435, O–435, SO–580–A1A, SO–580–A1B, SO–580, O–540, VO–540, TIO–541, TIO–360, TO–360, and LTO–360. Curtiss-Wright Corporation Models A70 and A70–2 Teledyne Continental Motors Series TSIO–470, A–65, A–75, C75, C–125, C–115, Models A100–1 and A100–2, Series E–165, E–185, O–200, C90, C145, O–300, E–225, O–470, IO– 470, Models FSO–470A, FSO–526A, FSO–526–C, Series GO–300, Models GSO–526–A and 6–260–A, Series IO– 360, Models 6–320–B, GIO–470–A, T6–320–A, IO–346–B, and IO–346–A, Series IO–520, GTSIO–520, TSIO–520, TSIO–360, and LTSIO–360. SA2683NM ................. SE1779NM ................. SE1780NM ................. Note: This AD affects Models SVS I and SVS IA only. The Model SVS III is addressed by AD–99–24–10, Amendment 39–11434 (64 FR 66747, November 30, 1999). VerDate jul<14>2003 16:06 Jun 06, 2005 Jkt 205001 What Is the Unsafe Condition Presented in This AD? (d) This AD is the result of several reports of failed shuttle control valves of the SVS and one report of an airplane crash with a fatality in which improper use of the SVS was a factor. The actions specified in this AD are intended to correct problems with the PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 SVS before failure or malfunction during instrument flight rules (IFR) flight that can lead to pilot disorientation and loss of control of the aircraft. What Must I Do To Address This Problem? (e) To address this problem, you must do the following: E:\FR\FM\07JNR1.SGM 07JNR1 32996 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 7, 2005 / Rules and Regulations Actions Compliance (1) Incorporate the airplane flight manual supplement (AFMS) in the airplane flight manual with the appropriate revision in the FAA-approved airplane flight manual (AFM). (i) The owner/operator holding at least a private pilot certificate as authorized by section 43.7 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 43.7) may do the flight manual changes requirement of this AD. (ii) Make an entry in the aircraft records showing compliance with this portion of the AD following section 43.9 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 43.9). (2) Install placards described in the AFMS ........ Within 30 days after July 18, 2005 (the effective date of this AD), unless already done. Not applicable. Before further flight after incorporating the AFMS in the FAA-approved airplane flight manual (AFM) required by paragraph (e)(1) of this AD. Within 1 year after July 18, 2005 (the effective date of this AD), unless already done. Follow the MANUAL VALVE Standby Vacuum System AFM SUPPLEMENT, dated February 4, 2000. As of July 18, 2005 (the effective date of this AD). Not applicable. (3) Upgrade the Model SVS I or SVS IA SVS to the Model VI SVS, install the appropriate placards, and add the installation report including the instructions for continued airworthiness (ICA) to the maintenance schedule for the aircraft. (4) Do not install any Model SVS I or SVS IA SVS without also doing the actions required by paragraphs (e)(1), (e)(2) and (e)(3) of this AD. May I Request an Alternative Method of Compliance? (f) You may request a different method of compliance or a different compliance time for this AD by following the procedures in 14 CFR 39.19. Unless FAA authorizes otherwise, send your request to your principal inspector. The principal inspector may add comments and will send your request to the Manager, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), FAA. For information on any already approved alternative methods of compliance, contact Mr. Tin Truong, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98055–4065; telephone: (425) 917–6486; facsimile: (425) 917–6590. Does This AD Incorporate Any Material by Reference? (g) You must do the actions required by this AD following the instructions in Precise Flight, Inc. Installation Report No. 08074, Standby Vacuum System Model VI Upgrade Kit, dated January 7, 2000 and the MANUAL VALVE Standby Vacuum System AFM SUPPLEMENT, dated February 4, 2000. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of this service bulletin in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. To get a copy of this service information, contact Precise Flight, Inc., 63354 Powell Butte Road, Bend, Oregon 97701, telephone: (800) 547–2558; facsimile: (541) 388–1105; electronic mail: preciseflight@preciseflight.com; Internet: http://www.preciseflight.com/svs.html. To review copies of this service information, go to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/ code_of_federal_regulations/ ibr_locations.html or call (202) 741–6030. To VerDate jul<14>2003 16:06 Jun 06, 2005 Jkt 205001 Procedures view the AD docket, go to the Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590–001 or on the Internet at http:// dms.dot.gov. The docket number is FAA– 2004–19354; Directorate Identifier 2004–CE– 30–AD. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on May 25, 2005. David R. Showers, Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 05–10864 Filed 6–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2004–19990; Directorate Identifier 2004–NM–199–AD; Amendment 39–14114; AD 2005–11–12] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767–200, –300, and –300F Series Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767–200, –300, and –300F series airplanes. This AD requires PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Follow Precise Flight, Inc. Installation Report No. 08074, Standby Vacuum System Model VI Upgrade Kit, dated January 7, 2000. installing a new, improved foam seal around certain ducts in the forward cargo compartment. This AD is prompted by the detection of incorrectly installed smoke barrier seals around the electrical/electronic equipment air supply and exhaust ducts. We are issuing this AD to prevent fire extinguishing agent from leaking out of the seals around the ducts in the forward cargo compartment in the event of an in-flight fire, which could result in failure to extinguish the fire and consequent smoke or fire extinguishing agent entering a compartment occupied by passengers or crew. DATES: This AD becomes effective July 12, 2005. The incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in the AD is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of July 12, 2005. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this AD, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, P.O. Box 3707, Seattle, Washington 98124–2207. Docket: The AD docket contains the proposed AD, comments, and any final disposition. You can examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// dms.dot.gov, or in person at the Docket Management Facility office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Docket Management Facility office (telephone (800) 647–5227) is located on the plaza level of the Nassif Building at the U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., room PL–401, E:\FR\FM\07JNR1.SGM 07JNR1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 108 (Tuesday, June 7, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2004-19354; Directorate Identifier 2004-CE-30-AD; 
Amendment 39-14107; AD 2005-11-05]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Precise Flight, Inc. Models SVS I and 
SVS IA Standby Vacuum Systems

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all 
airplanes equipped with Precise Flight, Inc. (Precise Flight) Models 
SVS I and SVS IA standby vacuum systems (SVS) installed under certain 
supplemental type certificates or through field approval. This AD 
requires you to replace the airplane flight manual supplement (AFMS) in 
the airplane flight manual with the appropriate revision and install 
placards as defined in the AFMS, upgrade the Model SVS I or SVS IA SVS 
to the Model VI SVS, and add the instructions for continued 
airworthiness (ICA) to the maintenance schedule for the aircraft. This 
AD results from several reports of failed shuttle control valves of the 
standby vacuum system (SVS) and one report of an airplane crash with a 
fatality in which improper use of the SVS was a factor. We are issuing 
this AD to correct problems with the SVS before failure or malfunction 
during instrument flight rules (IFR) flight that can lead to pilot 
disorientation and loss of control of the aircraft.

DATES: This AD becomes effective on July 18, 2005.
    As of July 18, 2005, the Director of the Federal Register approved 
the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the 
regulation.

ADDRESSES: To get the service information identified in this AD, 
contact Precise Flight, Inc., 63354 Powell Butte Road, Bend, Oregon 
97701, telephone: (800) 547-2558; facsimile: (541) 388-1105; electronic 
mail: preciseflight@preciseflight.com; Internet: http://
www.preciseflight.com/svs.html.
    To view the AD docket, go to the Docket Management Facility; U.S. 
Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, 
Room PL-401, Washington, DC 20590-001 or on the Internet at http://
dms.dot.gov. The docket number is FAA-2004-19354; Directorate 
Identifier 2004-CE-3-AD.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Tin Truong, Aerospace Engineer, 
FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., 
Renton, Washington 98055-4065; telephone: (425) 917-6486; facsimile: 
(425) 917-6590.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    What events have caused this AD? AD 99-24-10 currently requires the 
following on all aircraft equipped with Precise Flight, Inc. Model SVS 
III standby vacuum systems installed under the applicable supplemental 
type certificate (STC) or through field approval:

--Incorporate revised operating limitations for the affected SVS into 
the airplane flight manual (AFM);
--Inspect (repetitively) the push-pull cable, vacuum lines, saddle 
fittings, and shuttle valve for correct installation and damage (wear, 
chafing, deterioration, and so forth); and
--Correct any discrepancy found and conduct a functional test of the 
vacuum system after the inspections.
    The SVS is intended to provide emergency vacuum power for aircraft

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instruments when the primary vacuum system fails. The design of the 
Precise Flight, Inc. Models SVS I and SVS IA SVS is similar to the 
Model SVS III SVS, and so may not be able to provide sufficient vacuum 
power without actions similar to those of AD 99-24-10.
    The Precise Flight, Inc. Models SVS I and SVS IA SVS are installed 
on aircraft through a supplemental type certificate (STC) or through 
field approval. The Applicability section of the proposed AD lists the 
applicable STCs and aircraft that could have these SVS installed. This 
list is not meant to be exhaustive nor does it include all aircraft 
with the systems installed through field approval.
    What is the potential impact if FAA took no action? Failure or 
malfunction of the SVS during IFR flight can lead to pilot 
disorientation and loss of control of the aircraft.
    Has FAA taken any action to this point? Consequently, we issued a 
proposal to amend part 39 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 
part 39) to include an AD that would apply to all airplanes equipped 
with Precise Flight, Inc. (Precise Flight) Models SVS I and SVS IA 
standby vacuum systems (SVS) installed under certain supplemental type 
certificates or through field approval. This proposal was published in 
the Federal Register as a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on March 
4, 2005 (70 FR 10517). The NPRM proposed to require you to replace the 
airplane flight manual supplement (AFMS) in the airplane flight manual 
with the appropriate revision and install placards as defined in the 
AFMS, upgrade the Model SVS I or SVS IA SVS to the Model VI SVS, and 
add the instructions for continued airworthiness (ICA) to the 
maintenance schedule for the aircraft.

Comments

    Was the public invited to comment? We provided the public the 
opportunity to participate in developing this AD. The following 
presents the comments received on the proposal and FAA's response to 
each comment:

Comment Issue No. 1: Manufacturer's Mailing and Internet Address

    What is the commenter's concern? Precise Flight has moved and 
requests use of the new mailing address. Further, Precise Flight Inc. 
requests use of a specific Internet address for information about the 
Models SVS I and SVS IA.
    What is FAA's response to the concern? We agree with the commenter. 
We will include the correct mailing and Internet addresses in the AD.

Comment Issue No. 2: Increase in Cost of Parts

    What is the commenter's concern? Precise Flight states that the 
cost of parts has increased since FAA first issued the NPRM. The cost 
of parts has changed from $77 to $195. Precise Flight requests the AD 
to reflect this increase.
    What is FAA's response to the concern? The FAA agrees with the 
commenter. We have re-evaluated the proposed cost of parts and 
determined that the correct cost of parts is $195.
    We will change the final AD action to include the correct cost of 
parts.

Comment Issue No. 3: Correct Reference to Service Information

    What is the commenter's concern? Precise Flight states that the 
correct report number for the cited service information should change 
from 08080 to 08074. The commenter requests that the final AD action 
reflect the correct report number.
    What is FAA's response to the concern? We agree with Precise Flight 
that the correct report number is 08074.
    We will change the final AD action to show that the correct report 
number 08074.

Comment Issue No. 4: AD Applicability

    What is the commenter's concern? Precise Flight states that to 
avoid confusion, the final AD action should state that the AD does not 
apply to the Models SVS V or SVS III which have been upgraded to the 
SVS V following the FAA-approved alternative method of compliance 
(AMOC) dated December 22, 1999. The commenter requests the final AD 
action include a note that clarifies the affected models of SVS.
    What is FAA's response to the concern? To avoid confusion about the 
applicability of the proposed AD we will include a note to read: ``This 
AD affects Models SVS I and SVS IA only. The Model SVS III is addressed 
by AD-99-24-10, Amendment 39-11434 (64 FR 66747, November 30, 1999).''

Conclusion

    What is FAA's final determination on this issue? We have carefully 
reviewed the available data and determined that air safety and the 
public interest require adopting the AD as proposed except for the 
changes discussed above and minor editorial corrections. We have 
determined that these changes and minor corrections:

--Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM for 
correcting the unsafe condition; and
--Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already 
proposed in the NPRM.

Changes to 14 CFR Part 39--Effect on the AD

    How does the revision to 14 CFR part 39 affect this AD? On July 10, 
2002, the FAA published a new version of 14 CFR part 39 (67 FR 47997, 
July 22, 2002), which governs the FAA's AD system. This regulation now 
includes material that relates to altered products, special flight 
permits, and alternative methods of compliance. This material 
previously was included in each individual AD. Since this material is 
included in 14 CFR part 39, we will not include it in future AD 
actions.

Costs of Compliance

    How many airplanes does this AD impact? We estimate that this AD 
affects 800 airplanes in the U.S. registry.
    What is the cost impact of this AD on owners/operators of the 
affected airplanes? We estimate the following costs to replace the 
airplane flight manual supplement (AFMS) in the airplane flight manual 
with the appropriate revision. We have no way of determining the number 
of airplanes that may need this replacement:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                              Total cost
             Labor cost                    Parts cost            per
                                                               airplane
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1 work hour x $65 = $65............  None..................          $65
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    We estimate the following costs to do any upgrade to the Model VI 
SVS, install placards, and add the installation report including the 
instructions for continued airworthiness (ICA) to the maintenance 
schedule for the aircraft. We have no way of determining the number of 
airplanes that may need this upgrade:

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------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                         Total cost per
             Labor cost                  Parts cost         airplane
------------------------------------------------------------------------
3 work hour x $65 = $195............             $195              $390
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Authority for This Rulemaking

    What authority does FAA have for issuing this rulemaking action? 
Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA's authority to 
issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, Section 106 describes the 
authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, 
describes in more detail the scope of the agency's authority.
    We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in 
Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701, ``General 
requirements.'' Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with 
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing 
regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator 
finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within 
the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition 
that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this AD.

Regulatory Findings

    Will this AD impact various entities? We have determined that this 
AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. 
This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the 
relationship between the national government and the States, or on the 
distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of 
government.
    Will this AD involve a significant rule or regulatory action? For 
the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD:
    1. Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive Order 
12866;
    2. Is not a ``significant rule'' under the DOT Regulatory Policies 
and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and
    3. Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or 
negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
    We prepared a summary of the costs to comply with this AD (and 
other information as included in the Regulatory Evaluation) and placed 
it in the AD Docket. You may get a copy of this summary by sending a 
request to us at the address listed under ADDRESSES. Include ``Docket 
No. FAA-2004-19354; Directorate Identifier 2004-CE-3-AD'' in your 
request.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

    Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by 
reference, Safety.

Adoption of the Amendment

0
Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, 
the Federal Aviation Administration amends part 39 of the Federal 
Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 39) as follows:

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

0
1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701.


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

0
2. FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by adding a new AD to read as follows:

2005-11-05 Precise Flight, Inc.: Amendment 39-14107; Docket No. FAA-
2004-19354; Directorate Identifier 2004-CE-3-AD.

When Does This AD Become Effective?

    (a) This AD becomes effective on July 18, 2005.

What Other ADs Are Affected by This Action?

    (b) None.

What Airplanes Are Affected by This AD?

    (c) This AD affects Models SVS I and SVS IA standby vacuum 
systems (SVS), installed on, but not limited to, the following 
aircraft that are certificated in any category. These systems can be 
installed under the applicable supplemental type certificate (STC) 
or through field approval:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Affected STC                                    Make and model/series aircraft
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SA2160NM...................................  Raytheon Beech Models 23, A23, A23A, A23-19, 19A, B19, B19A, A23-
                                              24, B23, C23, A24, A24R, B24R, C24R, 35, A35, B35, C35, D35, E35,
                                              F35, G35, 35R, H35, J35, K35, M35, N35, P35, S35, V35, V35A, V35B,
                                              35-33, 35-A33, 35-B33, 35-C33, 35-C33A, E33, E33A, E33C, F33,
                                              F33A, F33C, G33, 36, A36, A36TC, B36TC, 4S(YT-34), A45(T-34A, B-
                                              45), D45(T-34B), and Series 77.
SA2161NM...................................  Raytheon Beech Model V35B.
SA2162NM...................................  The Cessna Aircraft Company Models 321 (Navy OE-2), 172N, 172P,
                                              172D, 172M, 172L, 172I, 172H (USAF T-41A), 172F (USAF T-41A),
                                              172E, 172C, 172, 172Q, 172B, TR182, T182, 305B (Military T0-1D, 0-
                                              1D, 0-1F), R172E Series, 175C, 175B, 175A, R172F (USAF T-41D),
                                              P172D, 150, 150A, 150C, 150B, 150D, A152, A150M, 150M, 152, A150L,
                                              150K, 150J, 150H, 150G, 150F, 210-5 (205), 210-5A (205A), T210R,
                                              P210R, T210N, 210N, P210N, 210M, T210L, 210K, T210K, 210J, T210H,
                                              210H, T210G, T210F, 210F, 210D, 210C, 210B, 210A, 210L, 210,
                                              A185F, A185E, 185E, 185C, 185B, 185A, 185, 140A, 305A (USAF 0-1A),
                                              305C (USAF 0-1E), 305D (USAF 0-1G), 305F, 120, 170B, 170A, 170,
                                              207A, T207, 207, 206, P206B, P206, P206C, TU206A, TU206G, TU206E,
                                              TU206C, P206D, U206G, U206F, U206E, U206D, U206C, U206A, TP206E,
                                              TP206D, TP206C, TP206A, P206E, TU206D, T188C, A188B, A188, 188A,
                                              and 188.
SA2164NM...................................  The Cessna Aircraft Company Model 180A.
SA2167NM...................................  The New Piper Aircraft, Inc. Models PA-16S and PA-16, Series PA-24,
                                              Models PA-24-400, PA-24-250, PA-24, PA-24-260, PA-18S-``135'', PA-
                                              18``105'' (Special), PA-18AS-``135'', PA-18A-``135'', PA-18-
                                              ``150'', PA-19S, PA-19 (Army L-18C), PA-18S-``150'', and PA-18-
                                              ``135'' (Army L-21B), Series PA-18, Models PA-18-``125'' (Army L-
                                              21A), PA-18S, PA-18A, PA-18, and PA-18S-``125'', Series PA-19 and
                                              PA-20, Models PA-20, PA-20S, PA-20-``135'', PA-20-``115'', and PA-
                                              22S-160, Series PA-22, Models PA-22-160, PA-22S-150, PA-22-150, PA-
                                              22, PA-22-108, PA-22-135, and PA-22S-135, Series PA-28, Model PA-
                                              28R-200, Series PA-28S and PA-28R, Models PA-28-236, PA-28-201T,
                                              PA-28R-180, PA-28RT-201T, PA-28RT-201, PA-28R-201, PA-28-181, PA-
                                              28S-180, PA-28R-201T, PA-28S-160, PA-28-235, PA-28-180, PA-28-161,
                                              PA-28-160, PA-28-151, PA-28-150, and PA-28-140, Series PA-25
                                              (Normal Category (Cat.)), Models PA-25-260 (Normal Cat.), PA-25-
                                              235 (Normal Cat.),PA-25 (Normal Cat.), L-14, PA-12S, PA-12, PA-14,
                                              PA-15, PA-17, PA-38-112, PA-46-310P, and PA-32-260, Series PA-32
                                              and PA-32R, Models PA-32-300, PA-32-301T, PA-32-301, PA-32R-301T,
                                              PA-32R-301(HP), PA-32R-301(SP), PA-32RT-300T, PA-32RT-300, PA-32R-
                                              300, and PA-32S-300, Series PA-36, Models PA-36-375 (Normal Cat.),
                                              PA-36-300 (Normal Cat.), and PA-36-285 (Normal Cat.)

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SA2168NM...................................  Learjet Inc. Model Learjet 24D Mooney Aircraft Corporation Models
                                              M20C, M20M, M20K, M20J, M20G, M20B, M20A, M20, M20F, M20E, and
                                              M22.
SA2683NM...................................  Aermacchi S.p.A. Models F.260, F.260B, S.205-22/R, S.205-18/F,
                                              S.205-18/R, S.205-20/F, S.205-20/R, S.208A, and S.208 Aerocar,
                                              Incorporated Model I Aerodifusion, S.L. Model Jodel D-1190S
                                              Aeromere S.A. Model Falco F.8.L Aeronautica Macchi S.p.A. Models
                                              AL60, AL60-B, AL60-F5, and AL60-C5 Aeronautica Macchi S.p.A. &
                                              Aerfer-Industrie Aerospaziali Meridionali S.p.A. Model AM-3
                                              Aeronca Aircraft Corporation Models S15AC and 15AC Ag Cat
                                              Corporation Models G-164B, G-164, and G-164A Alliance Aircraft
                                              Group, LLC Models H-395 (USAF L-28A or U-10B), H-250, H-295 (USAF
                                              U-10D), HT-295, H-391 (USAF YL-24), H-391B, H-700, and H-395A
                                              American Champion Aircraft Corp. Models 7AC, 7FC, 7ACA, S7AC, 7BCM
                                              (L-16A), 7CCM (L-16B), 7DC, S7DC, 7EC, S7EC, 7ECA, 7GC, 7GCA,
                                              7GCAA, 7GCB, 7GCBA, 7GCBC, 7HC, 7JC, 7KC, 7KCAB, 11BC, S11AC,
                                              S11BC, 11AC, 11CC, S11CC, 8KCAB, and 8GCBC Arctic Aircraft
                                              Company, Inc. Models S-1A, S-1A-65F, S-1A-85F, S-1A-90F, S-1B2, S-
                                              1B1 (Army L-6), and S-1B1 (Army XL-6) Augustair, Inc. Models
                                              2150A, 2180, and 2150 Avions Jodel Models D-1190, 150, D-140-B,
                                              and DR-1050 Bellanca Aircraft Corporation Models 14-19-2, 14-19-
                                              3A, 17-30, 17-31, 17-31TC, 14-9, 14-9L, 14-12F-3, 14-13, 14-13-2,
                                              14-13-3, 14-13-3W, 17-30A, 17-31A, and 17-31ATC Biemond, C. Model
                                              Teal CB1 Board, G.R. Model Columbia XJL-1 Booth, Lee F. dba
                                              Taylorcraft Aerospace Models F21, F21A, and F19 Chaparral Motors,
                                              Inc. Models 2T-1A-1 and 2T-1A-2 Clark Aircraft, Inc. Models 12 and
                                              1000 Commander Aircraft Company Models 114A, 112, 112B, 112TCA,
                                              114, and 112TC C. Itoh Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Co.,
                                              Ltd. Model N-62 DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG Models Bolkow Jr., BO-
                                              209-150 FV & RV, BO-209-160 FV & RV, and BO-209-150 FF
                                              Flugzeugwerke Altenrheim AG (FFA) Model AS 202/15 ``BRAVO'' Found
                                              Brothers Aviation Limited Model FBA-2C Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.
                                              Models FA-200-180AO, FA-200-180, and FA-200-160 Funk Aircraft
                                              Company Model Funk C Goodyear Aircraft Corporation Model GA-22A
                                              Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model 111 Jamieson Corporation,
                                              The Model J-2-L1B Kearns, Edward Scott Model Trojan A-2 Luscombe
                                              Aircraft Corporation Model 11A Luscombe, The Don, Aviation History
                                              Foundation, Inc. Models T-8F, 8A, 8E, 8D, 8B, 8, 8F, and 8C Maule
                                              Aerospace Technology, Inc. Models Bee Dee M-4-210, Bee Dee M-4-
                                              180S, Bee Dee M-4-180C, Bee Dee M-4T, Bee Dee M-4-210S, Bee Dee M-
                                              4S, Bee Dee M-4-210T, Bee Dee M-4-210C, Bee Dee M-4-220S, Bee Dee
                                              M-4-220T, Bee Dee M-5-180C, Bee Dee M-5-200, Bee Dee M-5-210TC,
                                              Bee Dee M-7-235, Bee Dee M-6-235, Bee Dee M-4C, Bee Dee M-5-220C,
                                              Bee Dee M-5-235C, Bee Dee M-6-180, Bee Dee M-5-210C, Bee Dee MX-7-
                                              235, Bee Dee M-4, MX-7-160C, Bee Dee M-7 Series, Bee Dee MXT-7-
                                              180, Bee Dee MT-7-235, Bee Dee M-8-235, Bee Dee MX-7-160, Bee Dee
                                              MXT-7-160, Bee Dee MX-7-180A, Bee Dee MXT-7-180A, Bee Dee MX-7-
                                              180B, Bee Dee M-7-235B, Bee Dee M-6 Series, Bee Dee MX-7 Series,
                                              Bee Dee M-7-235C, Bee Dee M-4 Series, Bee Dee M-8 Series, Bee Dee
                                              MX-7-180C, Bee Dee M-7-260C, M-7-260, MT-7-260, Bee Dee MX-7-180,
                                              and Bee Dee M-7-235A Nardi S.A. Model FN-333 Navion Aircraft
                                              Company, Ltd. Models Navion (L-17A), Navion A (L-17B), Navion A (L-
                                              17C), Navion B, Navion D, Navion E, Navion F, Navion G, and Navion
                                              H Procaer Progetti Costruzioni Aeronautiche Models F 15/C, F 15/B,
                                              and F 15/E Prop-Jets, Inc. Models 200, 200A, 200B, 200C, and 200D
                                              REVO, Incorporated Models Lake LA-4-200, Colonial C-1, Colonial C-
                                              2, Colonial Lake Model 250, and Lake LA-4 Sky International Inc.
                                              Models S-1S, S-2A, S-2, and S-1T SOCATA--Groupe Aerospatiale
                                              Models MS880B, MS885, MS892A-150, MS892E-150, MS893A, MS893E,
                                              MS894A, MS894E, TB10, TB20, TB21, and TB9 Sud Aviation Models
                                              Gardan GY.80-160, Gardan GY.80-150, and Gardan GY.80-180 Swift
                                              Museum Foundation, Inc. Models GC-1A and GC-1B Tiger Aircraft LLC
                                              Models AA-1, AA-1A, AA-1B, AA-1C, AA-5, AA-5A, and AA-5B Univair
                                              Aircraft Corporation Models 415-C, 415-CD, 108-2, 108-3, and F-1
                                              Univair Aircraft Corporation Models F-1A, E, 415D, M10, A-2-A, and
                                              A-2 Wright, Jr., Elzie Model F-1.
SE1779NM...................................  Textron Lycoming, AVCO Corporation Series IGO-540, IO-320, IGSO-
                                              540, O-290, GSO-580, O-320, IGO-480, GO-480, GSO-435, O-435, SO-
                                              580-A1A, SO-580-A1B, SO-580, O-540, VO-540, TIO-541, TIO-360, TO-
                                              360, and LTO-360.
SE1780NM...................................  Curtiss-Wright Corporation Models A70 and A70-2 Teledyne
                                              Continental Motors Series TSIO-470, A-65, A-75, C75, C-125, C-115,
                                              Models A100-1 and A100-2, Series E-165, E-185, O-200, C90, C145, O-
                                              300, E-225, O-470, IO-470, Models FSO-470A, FSO-526A, FSO-526-C,
                                              Series GO-300, Models GSO-526-A and 6-260-A, Series IO-360, Models
                                              6-320-B, GIO-470-A, T6-320-A, IO-346-B, and IO-346-A, Series IO-
                                              520, GTSIO-520, TSIO-520, TSIO-360, and LTSIO-360.
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    Note: This AD affects Models SVS I and SVS IA only. The Model 
SVS III is addressed by AD-99-24-10, Amendment 39-11434 (64 FR 
66747, November 30, 1999).

What Is the Unsafe Condition Presented in This AD?

    (d) This AD is the result of several reports of failed shuttle 
control valves of the SVS and one report of an airplane crash with a 
fatality in which improper use of the SVS was a factor. The actions 
specified in this AD are intended to correct problems with the SVS 
before failure or malfunction during instrument flight rules (IFR) 
flight that can lead to pilot disorientation and loss of control of 
the aircraft.

What Must I Do To Address This Problem?

    (e) To address this problem, you must do the following:

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           Actions                 Compliance            Procedures
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(1) Incorporate the airplane  Within 30 days after  Not applicable.
 flight manual supplement      July 18, 2005 (the
 (AFMS) in the airplane        effective date of
 flight manual with the        this AD), unless
 appropriate revision in the   already done.
 FAA-approved airplane
 flight manual (AFM).
(i) The owner/operator
 holding at least a private
 pilot certificate as
 authorized by section 43.7
 of the Federal Aviation
 Regulations (14 CFR 43.7)
 may do the flight manual
 changes requirement of this
 AD..
(ii) Make an entry in the
 aircraft records showing
 compliance with this
 portion of the AD following
 section 43.9 of the Federal
 Aviation Regulations (14
 CFR 43.9)..
(2) Install placards          Before further        Follow the MANUAL
 described in the AFMS.        flight after          VALVE Standby
                               incorporating the     Vacuum System AFM
                               AFMS in the FAA-      SUPPLEMENT, dated
                               approved airplane     February 4, 2000.
                               flight manual (AFM)
                               required by
                               paragraph (e)(1) of
                               this AD.
(3) Upgrade the Model SVS I   Within 1 year after   Follow Precise
 or SVS IA SVS to the Model    July 18, 2005 (the    Flight, Inc.
 VI SVS, install the           effective date of     Installation Report
 appropriate placards, and     this AD), unless      No. 08074, Standby
 add the installation report   already done.         Vacuum System Model
 including the instructions                          VI Upgrade Kit,
 for continued airworthiness                         dated January 7,
 (ICA) to the maintenance                            2000.
 schedule for the aircraft.
(4) Do not install any Model  As of July 18, 2005   Not applicable.
 SVS I or SVS IA SVS without   (the effective date
 also doing the actions        of this AD).
 required by paragraphs
 (e)(1), (e)(2) and (e)(3)
 of this AD.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

May I Request an Alternative Method of Compliance?

    (f) You may request a different method of compliance or a 
different compliance time for this AD by following the procedures in 
14 CFR 39.19. Unless FAA authorizes otherwise, send your request to 
your principal inspector. The principal inspector may add comments 
and will send your request to the Manager, Seattle Aircraft 
Certification Office (ACO), FAA. For information on any already 
approved alternative methods of compliance, contact Mr. Tin Truong, 
Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 
Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98055-4065; telephone: (425) 
917-6486; facsimile: (425) 917-6590.

Does This AD Incorporate Any Material by Reference?

    (g) You must do the actions required by this AD following the 
instructions in Precise Flight, Inc. Installation Report No. 08074, 
Standby Vacuum System Model VI Upgrade Kit, dated January 7, 2000 
and the MANUAL VALVE Standby Vacuum System AFM SUPPLEMENT, dated 
February 4, 2000. The Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference of this service bulletin in accordance 
with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. To get a copy of this 
service information, contact Precise Flight, Inc., 63354 Powell 
Butte Road, Bend, Oregon 97701, telephone: (800) 547-2558; 
facsimile: (541) 388-1105; electronic mail: 
preciseflight@preciseflight.com; Internet: http://
www.preciseflight.com/svs.html. To review copies of this service 
information, go to the National Archives and Records Administration 
(NARA). For information on the availability of this material at 
NARA, go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_
federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html or call (202) 741-6030. To 
view the AD docket, go to the Docket Management Facility; U.S. 
Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif 
Building, Room PL-401, Washington, DC 20590-001 or on the Internet 
at http://dms.dot.gov. The docket number is FAA-2004-19354; 
Directorate Identifier 2004-CE-30-AD.

    Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on May 25, 2005.
David R. Showers,
Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 05-10864 Filed 6-6-05; 8:45 am]
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