Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0100 Airplanes, 34642-34644 [05-11694]

Download as PDF 34642 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 114 / Wednesday, June 15, 2005 / Rules and Regulations (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 2005–12–15 Bombardier, Inc. (Formerly de Havilland, Inc.): Amendment 39–14131. Docket No. FAA–2005–20860; Directorate Identifier 2005–NM–043–AD. Effective Date (a) This AD becomes effective July 20, 2005. Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to Bombardier Model DHC–8–400 series airplanes, certificated in any category; serial numbers 4001, and 4003 through 4094 inclusive. Note 1: This AD requires revision to a certain operator maintenance document to include a new replacement time. Compliance with this replacement time is required by 14 CFR 91.403(c). For airplanes that have been previously modified, altered, or repaired in the areas addressed by this replacement time, the operator may not be able to accomplish the replacement described in the revision. In this situation, to comply with 14 CFR 91.403(c), the operator must request approval for an alternative method of compliance according to paragraph (g) of this AD. The request should include a description of changes to the required replacement time that will ensure the continued damage tolerance of the affected structure. The FAA has provided guidance for this determination in Advisory Circular (AC) 25–1529. VerDate jul<14>2003 16:54 Jun 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 Unsafe Condition (d) This AD was prompted by the discovery of fatigue failures, during type certification fatigue testing, at the engine isolator bracket and at the orifice support tube, upper bearing, and piston plug in the shock strut assembly of the main landing gear (MLG), which are principal structural elements. We are issuing this AD to prevent the development of cracks in these principal structural elements, which could reduce the structural integrity of the engine installation and MLG. Reduced structural integrity of the engine installation could result in separation of the engine from the airplane, and reduced structural integrity of the MLG could result in collapse of the MLG. 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. Revisions to Airworthiness Limitation (AWL) Section (f) Within 30 days after the effective date of this AD, revise the AWL section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness of the Dash 8 400 Series (Bombardier) Maintenance Requirements Manual, PSM 1– 84–7, by doing the actions specified in paragraphs (f)(1) and (f)(2) of this AD. (1) Reduce the life limits of the MLG orifice support tube having part number (P/N) 46117–1, upper bearing having P/N 46114–1, and piston plug having P/N 46137–1, by inserting Dash 8 400 Series (Bombardier) Temporary Revision ALI–28, dated December 11, 2003, into the AWL section. Thereafter, except as provided in paragraph (g) of this AD, no alternative life limits may be approved for the MLG orifice support tube, upper bearing, or piston plug. (2) Incorporate structural inspection tasks 712001F102 and 712003F102 to reduce the threshold for initiating repetitive detailed inspections for cracking of the engine isolator brackets by inserting Dash 8 400 Series (Bombardier) Temporary Revision ALI–37, dated March 30, 2004, into the AWL section. Thereafter, except as provided in paragraph (g) of this AD, no alternative structural inspection threshold may be approved. Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (g) The Manager, New York 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. Related Information (h) Canadian airworthiness directive CF– 2004–19, dated September 21, 2004, also addresses the subject of this AD. Material Incorporated by Reference (i) You must use Dash 8 400 Series (Bombardier) Temporary Revision ALI–28, dated December 11, 2003; and Dash 8 400 Series (Bombardier) Temporary Revision ALI–37, dated March 30, 2004; to the Dash 8 400 Series (Bombardier) Maintenance Requirements Manual, to perform the actions PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 that are required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. The Director of the Federal Register approves the incorporation by reference of these documents in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. To get copies of the service information, contact Bombardier, Inc., Bombardier Regional Aircraft Division, 123 Garratt Boulevard, Downsview, Ontario M3K 1Y5, Canada. 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 June 7, 2005. Michael J. Kaszycki, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 05–11695 Filed 6–14–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2005–20868; Directorate Identifier 2004–NM–162–AD; Amendment 39–14132; AD 2005–12–16] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0100 Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0100 airplanes. This AD requires an inspection to determine the part number of the passenger service unit (PSU) panels for the PSU modification status, and corrective actions if applicable. This AD is prompted by reported incidents of smoke in the passenger compartment during flight. One of those incidents also included a burning smell and consequently led to emergency evacuation of the airplane. We are issuing this AD to prevent overheating of the PSU panel due to moisture ingress, which could result in smoke or fire in the passenger cabin. DATES: This AD becomes effective July 20, 2005. The incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in the AD is E:\FR\FM\15JNR1.SGM 15JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 114 / Wednesday, June 15, 2005 / Rules and Regulations approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of July 20, 2005. For service information identified in this AD, contact Fokker Services B.V., P.O. Box 231, 2150 AE Nieuw-Vennep, the Netherlands. 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–2005–20868; the directorate identifier for this docket is 2004–NM– 162–AD. ADDRESSES: Tom Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98055–4056; telephone (425) 227–1137; fax (425) 227–1149. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The FAA proposed to amend 14 CFR part 39 with an AD for all Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0100 airplanes. That action, published in the Federal Register on April 6, 2005 (70 FR 17375), proposed to require an inspection to determine the part number of the passenger service unit (PSU) panels for the PSU modification status, and corrective actions if applicable. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Explanation of Change to Applicability We have revised the applicability of the proposed AD to identify the model designation as published in the most recent type certificate data sheet for the affected model. Comments We provided the public the opportunity to participate in the development of this AD. No comments have been submitted on the proposed AD or on the determination of the cost to the public. Conclusion We have carefully reviewed the available data 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. VerDate jul<14>2003 16:54 Jun 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 34643 Costs of Compliance Adoption of the Amendment This AD will affect about 61 airplanes of U.S. registry. The actions will take about 5 work hours per airplane, at an average labor rate of $65 per work hour. Required parts will cost about $6 per airplane. Based on these figures, the estimated cost of the AD for U.S. operators is $20,191, or $331 per airplane. Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: 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. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 2005–12–16 Fokker Services B.V.: Amendment 39–14132. Docket No. FAA–2005–20868; Directorate Identifier 2004–NM–162–AD. Effective Date (a) This AD becomes effective July 20, 2005. Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to all Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0100 airplanes, certificated in any category. Unsafe Condition (d) This AD was prompted by reported incidents of smoke in the passenger compartment during flight. One of those incidents also included a burning smell and consequently led to emergency evacuation of the airplane. We are issuing this AD to prevent overheating of the passenger service unit (PSU) panel due to moisture ingress, which could result in smoke or fire in the passenger cabin. 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. Inspection and Corrective Actions if Applicable (f) Within 36 months after the effective date of this AD, inspect to determine if Grimes Aerospace PSU panels having part number (P/N) 10–1178–( ) or 10–1571–(( ) are installed and the PSU modification status if applicable, and do any corrective actions if applicable, by doing all of the actions specified in the Accomplishment Instructions of Fokker Service Bulletin SBF100–25–097, dated December 30, 2003. Note 1: Fokker Service Bulletin SBF100– 25–097, dated December 30, 2003, refers to Grimes Aerospace Service Bulletin 10–1178– 33–0040 (for PSU panel P/N 10–1178–(( )), Revision 1, dated March 25, 1996; and Service Bulletin 10–1571–33–0041 (for PSU panel P/N 10–1571–(( )), dated October 15, 1993, as additional sources of service information for modifying the PSU panel. E:\FR\FM\15JNR1.SGM 15JNR1 34644 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 114 / Wednesday, June 15, 2005 / Rules and Regulations Parts Installation (g) As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install a PSU panel, P/Ns 10– 1178–(( ) and 10–1571–(( ), on any airplane, unless it has been inspected and any applicable corrective actions have been done in accordance with paragraph (f) of this AD. Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (h) The Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested in accordance with the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Related Information (i) Dutch airworthiness directive 2004–022, dated February 27, 2004, also addresses the subject of this AD. Material Incorporated by Reference (j) You must use Fokker Service Bulletin SBF100–25–097, dated December 30, 2003, 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 Fokker Services B.V., P.O. Box 231, 2150 AE Nieuw-Vennep, the Netherlands. 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 June 7, 2005. Michael J. Kaszycki, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 05–11694 Filed 6–14–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2004–19203; Directorate Identifier 2004–NM–109–AD; Amendment 39–14127; AD 2005–12–11] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757–200 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 VerDate jul<14>2003 16:54 Jun 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 Boeing Model 757–200 series airplanes. This AD requires modifying the frequency converters located in the closet assembly in the passenger compartment, and making various wiring changes in and between the closet assembly and forward purser work station. This AD also requires modifying the in-flight entertainment system prior to or concurrently with the modification of the frequency converters. This AD is prompted by a certification review that revealed a frequency converter failure mode not identified in the original system design. We are issuing this AD to prevent a short circuit between the frequency converter output and the distribution circuit breakers, which could result in overheating and failure of adjacent wiring and consequent adverse effects on other systems sharing the affected wire bundle. DATES: This AD becomes effective July 20, 2005. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the AD is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of July 20, 2005. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this AD, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, P.O. Box 3707, Seattle, Washington 98124–2207. You can examine this information at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call (202) 741–6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/ federal_register/ code_of_federal_regulations/ ibr_locations.html. 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–2004–19203; the directorate identifier for this docket is 2004–NM– 109–AD. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Binh Tran, Aerospace Engineer, Systems and Equipment Branch, ANM–130S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98055–4056; telephone (425) 917–6485; fax (425) 917–6590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA proposed to amend 14 CFR part 39 with PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 an AD for certain Boeing Model 757– 200 series airplanes. That action, published in the Federal Register on September 29, 2004 (69 FR 58109), proposed to require modifying the frequency converters located in the closet assembly in the passenger compartment, and making various wiring changes in and between the closet assembly and forward purser work station. That action also proposed to require modifying the in-flight entertainment system prior to or concurrently with the modification of the frequency converters. 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 from a single commenter. Request To Clarify Discussion Section The commenter states that the last sentence in the second paragraph of the Discussion section of the proposed AD is unclear as written, and asks that it be clarified. The commenter notes that the sentence specifies ‘‘Therefore, all of these models may be subject to the same unsafe condition.’’ The commenter states that the sentence should be changed to read ‘‘Therefore, 757–200 series airplanes with frequency converters may have an unsafe condition.’’ We acknowledge the commenter’s request for clarification of the Discussion section of the proposed AD; however, that section is not restated in this final rule. In addition, the certification review specified in the Discussion section of the proposed AD is of a Model 737–700C series airplane, and the second paragraph merely clarifies that the frequency converters on certain Model 757–200 series airplanes are identical to those on the affected Model 737–700C series airplanes. Request To Clarify Number of Airplanes in Costs of Compliance Section The commenter states that the description for the number of airplanes specified in the first paragraph of the Costs of Compliance section of the proposed AD is unclear as written, and asks for clarification. The commenter notes that the first paragraph specifies ‘‘This proposed AD would affect about 4 airplanes of U.S. registry and 4 airplanes worldwide.’’ The commenter states that the paragraph should be changed to read ‘‘This proposed AD E:\FR\FM\15JNR1.SGM 15JNR1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 114 (Wednesday, June 15, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2005-20868; Directorate Identifier 2004-NM-162-AD; 
Amendment 39-14132; AD 2005-12-16]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0100 Airplanes

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all 
Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0100 airplanes. This AD requires an inspection 
to determine the part number of the passenger service unit (PSU) panels 
for the PSU modification status, and corrective actions if applicable. 
This AD is prompted by reported incidents of smoke in the passenger 
compartment during flight. One of those incidents also included a 
burning smell and consequently led to emergency evacuation of the 
airplane. We are issuing this AD to prevent overheating of the PSU 
panel due to moisture ingress, which could result in smoke or fire in 
the passenger cabin.

DATES: This AD becomes effective July 20, 2005.
    The incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in 
the AD is

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approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of July 20, 2005.

ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Fokker Services B.V., P.O. Box 231, 2150 AE Nieuw-Vennep, the 
Netherlands.
    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-2005-20868; the directorate 
identifier for this docket is 2004-NM-162-AD.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, 
International Branch, ANM-116, FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 
1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98055-4056; telephone (425) 
227-1137; fax (425) 227-1149.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA proposed to amend 14 CFR part 39 
with an AD for all Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0100 airplanes. That action, 
published in the Federal Register on April 6, 2005 (70 FR 17375), 
proposed to require an inspection to determine the part number of the 
passenger service unit (PSU) panels for the PSU modification status, 
and corrective actions if applicable.

Explanation of Change to Applicability

    We have revised the applicability of the proposed AD to identify 
the model designation as published in the most recent type certificate 
data sheet for the affected model.

Comments

    We provided the public the opportunity to participate in the 
development of this AD. No comments have been submitted on the proposed 
AD or on the determination of the cost to the public.

Conclusion

    We have carefully reviewed the available data 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

    This AD will affect about 61 airplanes of U.S. registry. The 
actions will take about 5 work hours per airplane, at an average labor 
rate of $65 per work hour. Required parts will cost about $6 per 
airplane. Based on these figures, the estimated cost of the AD for U.S. 
operators is $20,191, or $331 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

    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]

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

2005-12-16 Fokker Services B.V.: Amendment 39-14132. Docket No. FAA-
2005-20868; Directorate Identifier 2004-NM-162-AD.

Effective Date

    (a) This AD becomes effective July 20, 2005.

Affected ADs

    (b) None.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to all Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0100 
airplanes, certificated in any category.

Unsafe Condition

    (d) This AD was prompted by reported incidents of smoke in the 
passenger compartment during flight. One of those incidents also 
included a burning smell and consequently led to emergency 
evacuation of the airplane. We are issuing this AD to prevent 
overheating of the passenger service unit (PSU) panel due to 
moisture ingress, which could result in smoke or fire in the 
passenger cabin.

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.

Inspection and Corrective Actions if Applicable

    (f) Within 36 months after the effective date of this AD, 
inspect to determine if Grimes Aerospace PSU panels having part 
number (P/N) 10-1178-( ) or 10-1571-(( ) are installed and the PSU 
modification status if applicable, and do any corrective actions if 
applicable, by doing all of the actions specified in the 
Accomplishment Instructions of Fokker Service Bulletin SBF100-25-
097, dated December 30, 2003.

    Note 1: Fokker Service Bulletin SBF100-25-097, dated December 
30, 2003, refers to Grimes Aerospace Service Bulletin 10-1178-33-
0040 (for PSU panel P/N 10-1178-(( )), Revision 1, dated March 25, 
1996; and Service Bulletin 10-1571-33-0041 (for PSU panel P/N 10-
1571-(( )), dated October 15, 1993, as additional sources of service 
information for modifying the PSU panel.


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Parts Installation

    (g) As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install a 
PSU panel, P/Ns 10-1178-(( ) and 10-1571-(( ), on any airplane, 
unless it has been inspected and any applicable corrective actions 
have been done in accordance with paragraph (f) of this AD.

Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (h) The Manager, International Branch, ANM-116, Transport 
Airplane Directorate, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for 
this AD, if requested in accordance with the procedures found in 14 
CFR 39.19.

Related Information

    (i) Dutch airworthiness directive 2004-022, dated February 27, 
2004, also addresses the subject of this AD.

Material Incorporated by Reference

    (j) You must use Fokker Service Bulletin SBF100-25-097, dated 
December 30, 2003, 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 Fokker Services B.V., P.O. Box 231, 
2150 AE Nieuw-Vennep, the Netherlands. 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 June 7, 2005.
Michael J. Kaszycki,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
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