Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -300F Series Airplanes, 32996-32998 [05-11058]

Download as PDF 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 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 7, 2005 / Rules and Regulations Washington, DC. This docket number is FAA–2004–19990; the directorate identifier for this docket is 2004–NM– 199–AD. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Mudrovich, Aerospace Engineer, Cabin Safety and Environmental Systems Branch, ANM– 150S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98055–4056; telephone (425) 917–6477; fax (425) 917–6590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA proposed to amend 14 CFR part 39 with an AD for certain Boeing Model 767– 200, –300, and –300F series airplanes. That action, published in the Federal Register on January 5, 2005 (70 FR 727), proposed to require installing a new, improved foam seal around certain ducts in the forward cargo compartment. Comments We provided the public the opportunity to participate in the development of this AD. We have considered the comments that have been submitted on the proposed AD. Two commenters concur with the proposed AD. Request To Change Costs of Compliance Section One commenter estimates that the proposed modification of the foam seals requires approximately 3.5 work hours per airplane, at a cost of $22,220 for its fleet. The commenter notes that it has accomplished the modification on all of its fleet. A second commenter estimates that the required work hours for the proposed AD would be 4.5 work hours per airplane, as specified in the referenced service information, at an estimated cost of $292.50 per airplane. We infer that the commenters are asking that the work hour estimate specified in the ‘‘Costs of Compliance’’ section be increased. We do not agree. The cost impact figures discussed in AD rulemaking actions represent only the time necessary to perform the specific actions actually required by the AD. This AD requires installing a new, improved foam seal around certain ducts in the forward cargo compartment. We recognize that in accomplishing the requirements of any AD, operators may incur incidental costs in addition to the direct costs. However, the cost analysis in AD rulemaking actions typically does not include incidental costs, such as the time required to gain access and close up, planning time, or time necessitated by other administrative actions. Because incidental costs may vary significantly VerDate jul<14>2003 16:06 Jun 06, 2005 Jkt 205001 from operator to operator, they are almost impossible to calculate. We have made no change to the AD in this regard. Conclusion We have carefully reviewed the available data, including the comments that have been submitted, and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD as proposed. Costs of Compliance There are about 468 airplanes of the affected design in the worldwide fleet. This AD affects about 342 airplanes of U.S. registry. For Group 1 and 2 airplanes: The foam seal installation around the cooling air supply and exhaust ducts takes about 2 work hours per airplane, at an average labor rate of $65 per work hour. The cost of parts is minimal. Based on these figures, the estimated cost of the installation is $130 per airplane. For Group 2 airplanes: The foam seal installation around the avionics cooling and refrigeration unit duct takes about 2 work hours per airplane, at an average labor rate of $65 per work hour. The cost of parts is minimal. Based on these figures, the estimated cost of the installation is $130 per airplane. Authority for This Rulemaking 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 rulemaking action. Regulatory Findings 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 PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 32997 responsibilities among the various levels of government. 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 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 regulatory evaluation of the estimated costs to comply with this AD. See the ADDRESSES section for a location to examine the regulatory evaluation. 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, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: I 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] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): I 2005–11–12 Boeing: Amendment 39–14114. Docket No. FAA–2004–19990; Directorate Identifier 2004–NM–199–AD. Effective Date (a) This AD becomes effective July 12, 2005. Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to Boeing Model 767– 200, –300, and –300F series airplanes, certificated in any category; as identified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767–26A0119, Revision 1, dated July 15, 2004. Unsafe Condition (d) This AD was 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. E:\FR\FM\07JNR1.SGM 07JNR1 32998 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 7, 2005 / Rules and Regulations Compliance (e) You are responsible for having the actions required by this AD performed within the compliance times specified, unless the actions have already been done. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Seal Installation (f) Within 24 months or 8,000 flight hours after the effective date of this AD, whichever is first: Do the applicable actions required by paragraphs (f)(1) and (f)(2) of this AD by doing all the actions specified in the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767–26A0119, Revision 1, dated July 15, 2004. (1) For Group 1 and 2 airplanes: Install a foam seal around the four cooling air supply and exhaust ducts in the electrical/electronic equipment bay in the forward cargo compartment. (2) For Group 2 airplanes: Install a foam seal around the avionics cooling and refrigeration unit duct in the forward cargo compartment. [Docket No. FAA–2005–20727; Directorate Identifier 2004–NM–148–AD; Amendment 39–14113; AD 2005–11–11] Credit for Actions Accomplished Previously (g) Accomplishing the applicable actions before the effective date of this AD in accordance with Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767–26A0119, dated April 19, 2001, is considered acceptable for compliance with the corresponding actions in paragraph (f)(1) of this AD. Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (h) The Manager, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested in accordance with the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Material Incorporated by Reference (i) You must use Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767–26A0119, Revision 1, dated July 15, 2004, to perform the actions that are required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. The Director of the Federal Register approves the incorporation by reference of this document in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. To get copies of the service information, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, P.O. Box 3707, Seattle, Washington 98124–2207. To view the AD docket, go to the Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street SW., room PL–401, Nassif Building, Washington, DC. To review copies of the service information, go to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at the NARA, call (202) 741–6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/ federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ ibr_locations.html. Issued in Renton, Washington, on May 26, 2005. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 05–11058 Filed 6–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate jul<14>2003 16:06 Jun 06, 2005 Jkt 205001 Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC–8–400, –401, and –402 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 Bombardier Model DHC–8–400, –401, and –402 series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections to detect discrepancies of the attachment fittings of the outboard flap front spar at flap track Number 4 and Number 5 locations, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD also requires eventual replacement of the attachment fittings as terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This AD is prompted by the discovery of several airplanes that have loose flap front spar attachment fittings at flap track Number 4 and Number 5 locations. We are issuing this AD to prevent the attachment fittings from becoming detached, and consequent loss of control of the airplane. DATES: This AD becomes effective July 12, 2005. The incorporation by reference of certain publications 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 Bombardier, Inc., Bombardier Regional Aircraft Division, 123 Garratt Boulevard, Downsview, Ontario M3K 1Y5, Canada. 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, Washington, DC. This docket number is FAA–2005–20727; the directorate PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 identifier for this docket is 2004–NM– 148–AD. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David A. Lawson, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe and Propulsion Branch, ANE– 171, FAA, New York Aircraft Certification Office, 1600 Stewart Avenue, suite 410, Westbury, New York 11590; telephone (516) 228–7327; fax (516) 794–5531. The FAA proposed to amend 14 CFR part 39 with an AD for certain Bombardier Model DHC–8–400, –401, and –402 series airplanes. That action, published in the Federal Register on March 30, 2005 (70 FR 16170), proposed to require repetitive inspections to detect discrepancies of the attachment fittings of the outboard flap front spar at flap track Number 4 and Number 5 locations, and corrective actions if necessary. The proposed AD also would require eventual replacement of the attachment fittings as terminating action for the repetitive inspections. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Explanation of Change to Applicability We have revised the applicability of the proposed AD to identify model designations as published in the most recent type certificate data sheet for the affected models. Comments We provided the public the opportunity to participate in the development of this AD. We have considered the comment that was submitted on the proposed AD. The commenter supports the proposed AD. Conclusion We have carefully reviewed the available data, including the comment that has been submitted, and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD with the change described previously. We have determined that this change will neither increase the economic burden on any operator nor increase the scope of the AD. Costs of Compliance The following table provides the estimated costs for U.S. operators to comply with this AD. E:\FR\FM\07JNR1.SGM 07JNR1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 108 (Tuesday, June 7, 2005)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 32996-32998]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-11058]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Final rule.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for 
certain Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -300F series airplanes. This AD 
requires 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,

[[Page 32997]]

Washington, DC. This docket number is FAA-2004-19990; the directorate 
identifier for this docket is 2004-NM-199-AD.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Mudrovich, Aerospace Engineer, 
Cabin Safety and Environmental Systems Branch, ANM-150S, FAA, Seattle 
Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, 
Washington 98055-4056; telephone (425) 917-6477; fax (425) 917-6590.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA proposed to amend 14 CFR part 39 
with an AD for certain Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -300F series 
airplanes. That action, published in the Federal Register on January 5, 
2005 (70 FR 727), proposed to require installing a new, improved foam 
seal around certain ducts in the forward cargo compartment.

Comments

    We provided the public the opportunity to participate in the 
development of this AD. We have considered the comments that have been 
submitted on the proposed AD. Two commenters concur with the proposed 
AD.

Request To Change Costs of Compliance Section

    One commenter estimates that the proposed modification of the foam 
seals requires approximately 3.5 work hours per airplane, at a cost of 
$22,220 for its fleet. The commenter notes that it has accomplished the 
modification on all of its fleet. A second commenter estimates that the 
required work hours for the proposed AD would be 4.5 work hours per 
airplane, as specified in the referenced service information, at an 
estimated cost of $292.50 per airplane.
    We infer that the commenters are asking that the work hour estimate 
specified in the ``Costs of Compliance'' section be increased. We do 
not agree. The cost impact figures discussed in AD rulemaking actions 
represent only the time necessary to perform the specific actions 
actually required by the AD. This AD requires installing a new, 
improved foam seal around certain ducts in the forward cargo 
compartment. We recognize that in accomplishing the requirements of any 
AD, operators may incur incidental costs in addition to the direct 
costs. However, the cost analysis in AD rulemaking actions typically 
does not include incidental costs, such as the time required to gain 
access and close up, planning time, or time necessitated by other 
administrative actions. Because incidental costs may vary significantly 
from operator to operator, they are almost impossible to calculate. We 
have made no change to the AD in this regard.

Conclusion

    We have carefully reviewed the available data, including the 
comments that have been submitted, and determined that air safety and 
the public interest require adopting the AD as proposed.

Costs of Compliance

    There are about 468 airplanes of the affected design in the 
worldwide fleet. This AD affects about 342 airplanes of U.S. registry.
    For Group 1 and 2 airplanes: The foam seal installation around the 
cooling air supply and exhaust ducts takes about 2 work hours per 
airplane, at an average labor rate of $65 per work hour. The cost of 
parts is minimal. Based on these figures, the estimated cost of the 
installation is $130 per airplane.
    For Group 2 airplanes: The foam seal installation around the 
avionics cooling and refrigeration unit duct takes about 2 work hours 
per airplane, at an average labor rate of $65 per work hour. The cost 
of parts is minimal. Based on these figures, the estimated cost of the 
installation is $130 per airplane.

Authority for This Rulemaking

    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 
rulemaking action.

Regulatory Findings

    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.
    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 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 regulatory evaluation of the estimated costs to 
comply with this AD. See the ADDRESSES section for a location to 
examine the regulatory evaluation.

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 FAA amends 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. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness 
directive (AD):

2005-11-12 Boeing: Amendment 39-14114. Docket No. FAA-2004-19990; 
Directorate Identifier 2004-NM-199-AD.

Effective Date

    (a) This AD becomes effective July 12, 2005.

Affected ADs

    (b) None.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -300F 
series airplanes, certificated in any category; as identified in 
Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767-26A0119, Revision 1, dated July 
15, 2004.

Unsafe Condition

    (d) This AD was 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.

[[Page 32998]]

Compliance

    (e) You are responsible for having the actions required by this 
AD performed within the compliance times specified, unless the 
actions have already been done.

Seal Installation

    (f) Within 24 months or 8,000 flight hours after the effective 
date of this AD, whichever is first: Do the applicable actions 
required by paragraphs (f)(1) and (f)(2) of this AD by doing all the 
actions specified in the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert 
Service Bulletin 767-26A0119, Revision 1, dated July 15, 2004.
    (1) For Group 1 and 2 airplanes: Install a foam seal around the 
four cooling air supply and exhaust ducts in the electrical/
electronic equipment bay in the forward cargo compartment.
    (2) For Group 2 airplanes: Install a foam seal around the 
avionics cooling and refrigeration unit duct in the forward cargo 
compartment.

Credit for Actions Accomplished Previously

    (g) Accomplishing the applicable actions before the effective 
date of this AD in accordance with Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 
767-26A0119, dated April 19, 2001, is considered acceptable for 
compliance with the corresponding actions in paragraph (f)(1) of 
this AD.

Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (h) The Manager, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, has 
the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested in 
accordance with the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19.

Material Incorporated by Reference

    (i) You must use Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767-26A0119, 
Revision 1, dated July 15, 2004, to perform the actions that are 
required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. The Director 
of the Federal Register approves the incorporation by reference of 
this document in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. 
To get copies of the service information, contact Boeing Commercial 
Airplanes, P.O. Box 3707, Seattle, Washington 98124-2207. To view 
the AD docket, go to the Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department 
of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street SW., room PL-401, Nassif 
Building, Washington, DC. To review copies of the service 
information, go to the National Archives and Records Administration 
(NARA). For information on the availability of this material at the 
NARA, call (202) 741-6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/
federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_
locations.html.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on May 26, 2005.
Ali Bahrami,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 05-11058 Filed 6-6-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-13-P