Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Model G-IV, GIV-X, GV, and GV-SP Series Airplanes, 47722-47725 [05-16003]

Download as PDF 47722 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 156 / Monday, August 15, 2005 / Rules and Regulations of inspection is made under normally available lighting conditions such as daylight, hangar lighting, flashlight, or droplight and may require removal or opening of access panels or doors. Stands, ladders, or platforms may be required to gain proximity to the area being checked.’’ (1) If no damage is found: No further work is required by this paragraph. (2) If any damage is found: Before further flight, replace the damaged wiring (including wiring with worn or chafed insulation), splice, connector, or pin with a new wiring, splice, connector or pin, as applicable, in accordance with the alert service bulletin. Power and Ground Wire Replacement (h) Within 25 flight hours after the effective date of this AD: Replace the power and ground wires of the left and right fuel standby feed pumps with new, 12-AmericanWire-Gauge (AWG) wires, in accordance with the alert service bulletin. Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) Issued in Renton, Washington, on August 4, 2005. Kevin M. Mullin, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 05–16002 Filed 8–12–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2005–22074; Directorate Identifier 2005–NM–152–AD; Amendment 39–14220; AD 2005–16–14] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Model G–IV, GIV–X, GV, and GV–SP Series Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: (i) 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 (j) Israeli airworthiness directive 28–05– 06–08, dated July 3, 2005, also addresses the subject of this AD. Material Incorporated by Reference (k) You must use Gulfstream Alert Service Bulletin 200–28A–261, dated June 7, 2005, to perform the actions that are required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of this document in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. Contact Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, P.O. Box 2206, Mail Station D– 25, Savannah, Georgia 31402–2206, for a copy of this service information. You may review copies at the Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street SW., Room PL–401, Nassif Building, Washington, DC; on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov; or at 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. SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Gulfstream Model G–IV and GV series airplanes, and certain GIV–X and GV– SP series airplanes. This AD requires a one-time inspection to determine if a certain floor heater pad system is installed, and deactivation of the subject floor heater pad system if it is installed. This AD results from an incident of short-circuiting of the floor heater pads, in which no circuit breakers tripped in response to the short-circuiting. We are issuing this AD to prevent shortcircuiting of the floor heater pad system, which could result in a fire in the airplane cabin. DATES: Effective Date: August 30, 2005. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the AD as of August 30, 2005. We must receive comments on this AD by October 14, 2005. ADDRESSES: Use one of the following addresses to submit comments on this AD. • DOT Docket Web site: Go to http://dms.dot.gov and follow the instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Government-wide rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street SW., Nassif Building, Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. • Hand Delivery: Room PL–401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Contact Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, Technical Publications Dept., P.O. Box 2206, Savannah, Georgia 31402–2206, for service information identified in this AD. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Chupka, Aerospace Engineer, Systems and Equipment Branch, ACE– 119A, FAA, Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office, One Crown Center, 1895 Phoenix Boulevard, suite 450, Atlanta, Georgia 30349; telephone (770) 703–6070; fax (770) 703–6097. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion We have received a report of an incident in which an Adel Wiggins floor heater pad system short-circuited on a Gulfstream GV–SP series airplane. The short-circuit was discovered after an odor of burning was detected emanating from the floor of the cabin. The shortcircuit resulted in localized damage to the floorboard and carpet. No circuit breakers tripped as a result of the shortcircuiting. This condition, if not corrected, could result in a fire in the airplane cabin. The subject Adel Wiggins floor heater pad system may also be installed on all Gulfstream Model G–IV and G–V series airplanes and certain Gulfstream Model GIV–X series airplanes. Therefore, those models may be subject to the unsafe condition revealed on certain Model GV–SP series airplanes. Relevant Service Information We have reviewed the service information specified in the table below. RELEVANT GULFSTREAM SERVICE INFORMATION For Gulfstream model— Document title G–IV ........................................................................................... GV .............................................................................................. G–IV (G300) .............................................................................. GIV–X (G350) ............................................................................ G–IV (G400) .............................................................................. GIV–X (G450) ............................................................................ GV–SP (G500) ........................................................................... VerDate jul<14>2003 13:13 Aug 12, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Gulfstream Gulfstream Gulfstream Gulfstream Gulfstream Gulfstream Gulfstream Fmt 4700 Date G–IV Alert Customer Bulletin 33 ........................... GV Alert Customer Bulletin 22 .............................. G300 Alert Customer Bulletin 33 .......................... G350 Alert Customer Bulletin 2 ............................ G400 Alert Customer Bulletin 33 .......................... G450 Alert Customer Bulletin 2 ............................ G500 Alert Customer Bulletin 3 ............................ Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\15AUR1.SGM 15AUR1 June June June June June June June 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 2005. 2005. 2005. 2005. 2005. 2005. 2005. 47723 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 156 / Monday, August 15, 2005 / Rules and Regulations RELEVANT GULFSTREAM SERVICE INFORMATION—Continued For Gulfstream model— Document title GV–SP (G550) ........................................................................... Gulfstream G550 Alert Customer Bulletin 3 ............................ The customer bulletins specified in the table above describe procedures for deactivating the Adel Wiggins floor heater pad system by capping and stowing all associated electrical wiring at each circuit breaker for the floor heater pads, opening and collaring each associated circuit breaker, and labeling each collared circuit breaker inoperative. Accomplishing the actions specified in the service information is intended to adequately address the unsafe condition. Each customer bulletin specified in the table above refers to Gulfstream Drawing 1159SB50018 as an additional source of service information for deactivating the Adel Wiggins floor heater pad system. This drawing is included as an attachment to each customer bulletin. FAA’s Determination and Requirements of This AD The unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or develop on other airplanes of the same type design. Therefore, we are issuing this AD to prevent short-circuiting of the floor heater pad system, which could result in a fire in the airplane cabin. This AD requires inspecting the airplane to determine if an Adel Wiggins floor heater pad system is installed and, if one is installed, accomplishing the actions specified in the service information described previously, except as discussed under ‘‘Differences Between the AD and Service Information.’’ We are allowing a special flight permit to be issued to operate the airplane to a location where the requirements of this AD can be accomplished, provided that circuit breakers for the floor heater pad system are pulled and collared. Differences Between the AD and Service Information A note under paragraph 1.A., Effectivity, of Gulfstream G–IV Alert Customer Bulletin 33, Gulfstream GV Alert Customer Bulletin 22, Gulfstream G300 Alert Customer Bulletin 33, and Gulfstream G400 Alert Customer Bulletin 33, specifies contacting Gulfstream for assistance if an airplane with the Adel Wiggins floor heater pad system installed is not listed in the effectivity block of the referenced Gulfstream repair drawing. For any VerDate jul<14>2003 13:13 Aug 12, 2005 Jkt 205001 Date June 13, 2005. airplane that is found to have an Adel Wiggins floor heater pad system installed but that is not listed in the effectivity block of the referenced Gulfstream repair drawing, paragraph (h) of this AD requires deactivating the system in accordance with a method approved by the FAA. Also, although the Accomplishment Instructions of the referenced customer bulletins describe procedures for reporting compliance with the customer bulletin to Gulfstream, this AD does not require that action. These differences have been coordinated with the manufacturer. Examining the Dockets FAA’s Determination of the Effective Date Since an unsafe condition exists that requires the immediate adoption of this AD, we have found that notice and opportunity for public comment before issuing this AD are impracticable, and that good cause exists to make this AD effective in less than 30 days. 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. Comments Invited This AD is a final rule that involves requirements that affect flight safety and was not preceded by notice and an opportunity for public comment; however, we invite you to submit any relevant written data, views, or arguments regarding this AD. Send your comments to an address listed in the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2005–22074; Directorate Identifier 2005–NM–152–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of the AD that might suggest a need to modify it. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// dms.dot.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact with FAA personnel concerning this AD. Using the search function of that web site, anyone can find and read the comments in any of our dockets, including the name of the individual who sent the comment (or signed the comment on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78), or you may visit http://dms.dot.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 You may 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 DOT street address stated in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after the Docket Management System receives them. Authority for This Rulemaking 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 the regulation: 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 E:\FR\FM\15AUR1.SGM 15AUR1 47724 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 156 / Monday, August 15, 2005 / Rules and Regulations Flexibility Act. We prepared a regulatory evaluation of the estimated costs to comply with this AD and placed it in the AD docket. 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 Docket No. FAA–2005–22074; Directorate Identifier 2005–NM–152–AD. Effective Date (a) This AD becomes effective August 30, 2005. 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: I (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to the airplanes identified in Table 1 of this AD, certificated in any category. TABLE 1.—APPLICABILITY Gulfstream model/series Serial Nos. All. 4001 through 4023 inclusive. All. 5001 through 5075 inclusive. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 Unsafe Condition [Amended] 2. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): I 2005–16–14 Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation: Amendment 39–14220. (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 To Determine If Subject System Installed Affected ADs G–IV ............. GIV–X ........... GV ................ GV–SP ......... PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES Compliance (d) This AD results from an incident of short-circuiting of the floor heater pads, in which no circuit breakers tripped in response to the short-circuiting. The FAA is issuing this AD to prevent short-circuiting of the floor heater pad system, which could result in a fire in the airplane cabin. (f) Within 25 flight hours or 30 days after the effective date of this AD, whichever is first: Perform an inspection to determine if an Adel Wiggins floor heater pad system is installed. A review of airplane maintenance records is acceptable in lieu of this inspection if the presence of Adel Wiggins floor heater pads can be conclusively determined from that review. Deactivation of Adel Wiggins Floor Heater Pad System (g) If an Adel Wiggins floor heater pad system is found during the inspection required by paragraph (f) of this AD: Within 25 flight hours or 30 days after the effective date of this AD, whichever is first, deactivate the Adel Wiggins floor heater pad system in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of the applicable customer bulletin identified in Table 2 of this AD, except as provided by paragraph (h) of this AD. Although the customer bulletins referenced in Table 2 of this AD specify to report compliance to the manufacturer, this AD does not require that action. TABLE 2.—SERVICE INFORMATION Customer bulletin, including Gulfstream drawing 1159SB50018 Gulfstream model G–IV ........................................................................................... GV .............................................................................................. G–IV (G300) .............................................................................. GIV–X (G350) ............................................................................ G–IV (G400) .............................................................................. GIV–X (G450) ............................................................................ GV–SP (G500) ........................................................................... GV–SP (G550) ........................................................................... Gulfstream Gulfstream Gulfstream Gulfstream Gulfstream Gulfstream Gulfstream Gulfstream G–IV Alert Customer Bulletin 33 ........................... GV Alert Customer Bulletin 22 .............................. G300 Alert Customer Bulletin 33 .......................... G350 Alert Customer Bulletin 2 ............................ G400 Alert Customer Bulletin 33 .......................... G450 Alert Customer Bulletin 2 ............................ G500 Alert Customer Bulletin 3 ............................ G550 Alert Customer Bulletin 3 June 13, 2005 .... Airplanes Not Identified in the Gulfstream Repair Drawing Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (h) For any airplane that is found to have an Adel Wiggins floor heater pad system installed but that is not listed in the effectivity block of Gulfstream Drawing 1159SB50018: Within 25 flight hours or 30 days after the effective date of this AD, whichever is first, deactivate the Adel Wiggins floor heater pad system in accordance with a method approved by the Manager, Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), FAA. (j) The Manager, Atlanta ACO, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested in accordance with the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Special Flight Permit (i) Special flight permits may be issued in accordance with sections 21.197 and 21.199 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 21.197 and 21.199) to operate the airplane to a location where the requirements of this AD can be accomplished, provided that circuit breakers for the floor heater pad system are pulled and collared. VerDate jul<14>2003 13:13 Aug 12, 2005 Jkt 205001 Material Incorporated by Reference (k) You must use the documents specified in Table 3 of this AD 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 these documents in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. To get copies of the service information, contact Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, Technical Publications Dept., P.O. Box 2206, Savannah, Georgia 31402– 2206. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Date June June June June June June June June 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 2005. 2005. 2005. 2005. 2005. 2005. 2005. 2005. 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/cfr/ibr-locations.html. TABLE 3.—MATERIAL INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE Alert customer bulletin, including Gulfstream drawing 1159SB50018 Gulfstream G–IV Alert Customer Bulletin 33. Gulfstream GV Alert Customer Bulletin 22. Gulfstream G300 Alert Customer Bulletin 33. Gulfstream G350 Alert Customer Bulletin 2. E:\FR\FM\15AUR1.SGM 15AUR1 Date June 13, 2005. June 13, 2005. June 13, 2005. June 13, 2005. Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 156 / Monday, August 15, 2005 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 3.—MATERIAL INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE—Continued Alert customer bulletin, including Gulfstream drawing 1159SB50018 Gulfstream G400 Alert Customer Bulletin 33. Gulfstream G450 Alert Customer Bulletin 2. Gulfstream G500 Alert Customer Bulletin 3. Gulfstream G550 Alert Customer Bulletin 3. Date June 13, 2005. June 13, 2005. June 13, 2005. June 13, 2005. Issued in Renton, Washington, on August 4, 2005. Kevin M. Mullin, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 05–16003 Filed 8–12–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Office of the Secretary It has been determined that this notice does not contain policies with Federalism implications as that term is defined in EO 13132. Prior notice and an opportunity for public comment are not required by the Administrative Procedure Act for rules concerning agency organization, procedure, or practice (5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A)). The Department finds good cause to waive the 30-day delay in effectiveness because it is unnecessary. This rule merely changes the name of the official who is authorized to deny requests for records under the Freedom of Information Act, and requests for correction or amendment under the Privacy Act. 5 U.S.C. (d)(3). Because notice and opportunity for comment are not required pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553 or any other law, the analytical requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) are inapplicable. Therefore, a regulatory flexibility analysis is not required and has not been prepared. List of Subjects in 15 CFR Part 4 15 CFR Part 4 Freedom of information, Privacy. [Docket No. 050715188–5188–01] For the reasons above, amend appendix B to 15 CFR part 4 as follows: I RIN: 0605–AA20 Disclosure of Government Information; Change in Designated Official Department of Commerce. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: Classification It has been determined that this notice is not significant for purposes of E.O. 12866. 13:13 Aug 12, 2005 Jkt 205001 1. The authority citation for part 4 continues to read as follows: I SUMMARY: This rule amends the Department of Commerce’s (Department) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations by changing the official authorized to deny requests for records under the Freedom of Information Act, and requests for correction or amendment under the Privacy Act (PA), for the Bureau of the Census. DATES: Effective August 15, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rochelle Wilkie Martinez, Acting Chief, Policy Office, U.S. Census Bureau, 301– 763–3461. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Appendix B to 15 CFR part 4 designates the officials authorized to deny requests for records under the FOIA, and requests for records and requests for correction or amendment under the PA. In order to change the designated official for the Bureau of the Census, we are amending the regulations. VerDate jul<14>2003 PART 4—DISCLOSURE OF GOVERNMENT INFORMATION Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 5 U.S.C. 552; 5 U.S.C. 552a; 5 U.S.C. 553; 31 U.S.C. 3717; 44 U.S.C. 3101; Reorganization Plan No. 5 of 1950. Appendix B to Part 4—Officials Authorized To Deny Requests for Records Under the Freedom of Information Act, and Requests for Records and Requests for Correction or Amendment Under the Privacy Act 2. In Appendix B to part 4, under the heading ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS ADMINISTRATION, remove ‘‘Bureau of the Census: Chief, Policy Office’’ and add in its place ‘‘Bureau of the Census: Manager, Freedom of Information Act’’. I Dated: August 9, 2005. Brenda Dolan, Departmental Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Officer. [FR Doc. 05–16093 Filed 8–12–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–17–P PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 47725 PENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATION 29 CFR Parts 4022 and 4044 Benefits Payable in Terminated SingleEmployer Plans; Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Valuing and Paying Benefits Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s regulations on Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans and Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans prescribe interest assumptions for valuing and paying benefits under terminating singleemployer plans. This final rule amends the regulations to adopt interest assumptions for plans with valuation dates in September 2005. Interest assumptions are also published on the PBGC’s Web site (http://www.pbgc.gov). DATES: Effective September 1, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine B. Klion, Attorney, Legislative and Regulatory Department, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005, 202–326–4024. (TTY/TDD users may call the Federal relay service toll-free at 1–800–877–8339 and ask to be connected to 202–326–4024.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The PBGC’s regulations prescribe actuarial assumptions—including interest assumptions—for valuing and paying plan benefits of terminating singleemployer plans covered by title IV of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. The interest assumptions are intended to reflect current conditions in the financial and annuity markets. Three sets of interest assumptions are prescribed: (1) A set for the valuation of benefits for allocation purposes under section 4044 (found in Appendix B to Part 4044), (2) a set for the PBGC to use to determine whether a benefit is payable as a lump sum and to determine lump-sum amounts to be paid by the PBGC (found in Appendix B to Part 4022), and (3) a set for private-sector pension practitioners to refer to if they wish to use lump-sum interest rates determined using the PBGC’s historical methodology (found in Appendix C to Part 4022). Accordingly, this amendment (1) adds to Appendix B to Part 4044 the interest assumptions for valuing benefits for allocation purposes in plans with valuation dates during September 2005, E:\FR\FM\15AUR1.SGM 15AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 156 (Monday, August 15, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2005-22074; Directorate Identifier 2005-NM-152-AD; 
Amendment 39-14220; AD 2005-16-14]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Model G-IV, GIV-X, GV, and 
GV-SP Series Airplanes

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

ACTION: Final rule; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all 
Gulfstream Model G-IV and GV series airplanes, and certain GIV-X and 
GV-SP series airplanes. This AD requires a one-time inspection to 
determine if a certain floor heater pad system is installed, and 
deactivation of the subject floor heater pad system if it is installed. 
This AD results from an incident of short-circuiting of the floor 
heater pads, in which no circuit breakers tripped in response to the 
short-circuiting. We are issuing this AD to prevent short-circuiting of 
the floor heater pad system, which could result in a fire in the 
airplane cabin.

DATES: Effective Date: August 30, 2005.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in the AD as of August 30, 
2005.
    We must receive comments on this AD by October 14, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Use one of the following addresses to submit comments on 
this AD.
     DOT Docket Web site: Go to http://dms.dot.gov and follow 
the instructions for sending your comments electronically.
     Government-wide rulemaking Web site: Go to http://
www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for sending your 
comments electronically.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 400 Seventh Street SW., Nassif Building, Room PL-401, 
Washington, DC 20590.
     Fax: (202) 493-2251.
     Hand Delivery: Room PL-401 on the plaza level of the 
Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. 
and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Contact Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, Technical Publications 
Dept., P.O. Box 2206, Savannah, Georgia 31402-2206, for service 
information identified in this AD.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Chupka, Aerospace Engineer, 
Systems and Equipment Branch, ACE-119A, FAA, Atlanta Aircraft 
Certification Office, One Crown Center, 1895 Phoenix Boulevard, suite 
450, Atlanta, Georgia 30349; telephone (770) 703-6070; fax (770) 703-
6097.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    We have received a report of an incident in which an Adel Wiggins 
floor heater pad system short-circuited on a Gulfstream GV-SP series 
airplane. The short-circuit was discovered after an odor of burning was 
detected emanating from the floor of the cabin. The short-circuit 
resulted in localized damage to the floorboard and carpet. No circuit 
breakers tripped as a result of the short-circuiting. This condition, 
if not corrected, could result in a fire in the airplane cabin.
    The subject Adel Wiggins floor heater pad system may also be 
installed on all Gulfstream Model G-IV and G-V series airplanes and 
certain Gulfstream Model GIV-X series airplanes. Therefore, those 
models may be subject to the unsafe condition revealed on certain Model 
GV-SP series airplanes.

Relevant Service Information

    We have reviewed the service information specified in the table 
below.

                 Relevant Gulfstream Service Information
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   For Gulfstream model--        Document title             Date
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G-IV........................  Gulfstream G-IV       June 13, 2005.
                               Alert Customer
                               Bulletin 33.
GV..........................  Gulfstream GV Alert   June 13, 2005.
                               Customer Bulletin
                               22.
G-IV (G300).................  Gulfstream G300       June 13, 2005.
                               Alert Customer
                               Bulletin 33.
GIV-X (G350)................  Gulfstream G350       June 13, 2005.
                               Alert Customer
                               Bulletin 2.
G-IV (G400).................  Gulfstream G400       June 13, 2005.
                               Alert Customer
                               Bulletin 33.
GIV-X (G450)................  Gulfstream G450       June 13, 2005.
                               Alert Customer
                               Bulletin 2.
GV-SP (G500)................  Gulfstream G500       June 13, 2005.
                               Alert Customer
                               Bulletin 3.

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GV-SP (G550)................  Gulfstream G550       June 13, 2005.
                               Alert Customer
                               Bulletin 3.
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    The customer bulletins specified in the table above describe 
procedures for deactivating the Adel Wiggins floor heater pad system by 
capping and stowing all associated electrical wiring at each circuit 
breaker for the floor heater pads, opening and collaring each 
associated circuit breaker, and labeling each collared circuit breaker 
inoperative. Accomplishing the actions specified in the service 
information is intended to adequately address the unsafe condition.
    Each customer bulletin specified in the table above refers to 
Gulfstream Drawing 1159SB50018 as an additional source of service 
information for deactivating the Adel Wiggins floor heater pad system. 
This drawing is included as an attachment to each customer bulletin.

FAA's Determination and Requirements of This AD

    The unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or 
develop on other airplanes of the same type design. Therefore, we are 
issuing this AD to prevent short-circuiting of the floor heater pad 
system, which could result in a fire in the airplane cabin. This AD 
requires inspecting the airplane to determine if an Adel Wiggins floor 
heater pad system is installed and, if one is installed, accomplishing 
the actions specified in the service information described previously, 
except as discussed under ``Differences Between the AD and Service 
Information.''
    We are allowing a special flight permit to be issued to operate the 
airplane to a location where the requirements of this AD can be 
accomplished, provided that circuit breakers for the floor heater pad 
system are pulled and collared.

Differences Between the AD and Service Information

    A note under paragraph 1.A., Effectivity, of Gulfstream G-IV Alert 
Customer Bulletin 33, Gulfstream GV Alert Customer Bulletin 22, 
Gulfstream G300 Alert Customer Bulletin 33, and Gulfstream G400 Alert 
Customer Bulletin 33, specifies contacting Gulfstream for assistance if 
an airplane with the Adel Wiggins floor heater pad system installed is 
not listed in the effectivity block of the referenced Gulfstream repair 
drawing. For any airplane that is found to have an Adel Wiggins floor 
heater pad system installed but that is not listed in the effectivity 
block of the referenced Gulfstream repair drawing, paragraph (h) of 
this AD requires deactivating the system in accordance with a method 
approved by the FAA.
    Also, although the Accomplishment Instructions of the referenced 
customer bulletins describe procedures for reporting compliance with 
the customer bulletin to Gulfstream, this AD does not require that 
action.
    These differences have been coordinated with the manufacturer.

FAA's Determination of the Effective Date

    Since an unsafe condition exists that requires the immediate 
adoption of this AD, we have found that notice and opportunity for 
public comment before issuing this AD are impracticable, and that good 
cause exists to make this AD effective in less than 30 days.

Comments Invited

    This AD is a final rule that involves requirements that affect 
flight safety and was not preceded by notice and an opportunity for 
public comment; however, we invite you to submit any relevant written 
data, views, or arguments regarding this AD. Send your comments to an 
address listed in the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2005-
22074; Directorate Identifier 2005-NM-152-AD'' at the beginning of your 
comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, 
economic, environmental, and energy aspects of the AD that might 
suggest a need to modify it.
    We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http://
dms.dot.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will 
also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact with FAA 
personnel concerning this AD. Using the search function of that web 
site, anyone can find and read the comments in any of our dockets, 
including the name of the individual who sent the comment (or signed 
the comment on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). 
You may review the DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal 
Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477-78), or you may visit 
http://dms.dot.gov.

Examining the Dockets

    You may 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 DOT 
street address stated in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be 
available in the AD docket shortly after the Docket Management System 
receives them.

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 the regulation:
    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

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Flexibility Act. We prepared a regulatory evaluation of the estimated 
costs to comply with this AD and placed it in the AD docket. 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

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Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, 
the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows:

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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

2005-16-14 Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation: Amendment 39-14220. 
Docket No. FAA-2005-22074; Directorate Identifier 2005-NM-152-AD.

Effective Date

    (a) This AD becomes effective August 30, 2005.

Affected ADs

    (b) None.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to the airplanes identified in Table 1 of 
this AD, certificated in any category.

                         Table 1.--Applicability
------------------------------------------------------------------------
       Gulfstream model/series                    Serial Nos.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
G-IV................................  All.
GIV-X...............................  4001 through 4023 inclusive.
GV..................................  All.
GV-SP...............................  5001 through 5075 inclusive.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Unsafe Condition

    (d) This AD results from an incident of short-circuiting of the 
floor heater pads, in which no circuit breakers tripped in response 
to the short-circuiting. The FAA is issuing this AD to prevent 
short-circuiting of the floor heater pad system, which could result 
in a fire in the airplane 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 To Determine If Subject System Installed

    (f) Within 25 flight hours or 30 days after the effective date 
of this AD, whichever is first: Perform an inspection to determine 
if an Adel Wiggins floor heater pad system is installed. A review of 
airplane maintenance records is acceptable in lieu of this 
inspection if the presence of Adel Wiggins floor heater pads can be 
conclusively determined from that review.

Deactivation of Adel Wiggins Floor Heater Pad System

    (g) If an Adel Wiggins floor heater pad system is found during 
the inspection required by paragraph (f) of this AD: Within 25 
flight hours or 30 days after the effective date of this AD, 
whichever is first, deactivate the Adel Wiggins floor heater pad 
system in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of the 
applicable customer bulletin identified in Table 2 of this AD, 
except as provided by paragraph (h) of this AD. Although the 
customer bulletins referenced in Table 2 of this AD specify to 
report compliance to the manufacturer, this AD does not require that 
action.

                      Table 2.--Service Information
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               Customer bulletin,
      Gulfstream model        including Gulfstream          Date
                               drawing 1159SB50018
------------------------------------------------------------------------
G-IV........................  Gulfstream G-IV       June 13, 2005.
                               Alert Customer
                               Bulletin 33.
GV..........................  Gulfstream GV Alert   June 13, 2005.
                               Customer Bulletin
                               22.
G-IV (G300).................  Gulfstream G300       June 13, 2005.
                               Alert Customer
                               Bulletin 33.
GIV-X (G350)................  Gulfstream G350       June 13, 2005.
                               Alert Customer
                               Bulletin 2.
G-IV (G400).................  Gulfstream G400       June 13, 2005.
                               Alert Customer
                               Bulletin 33.
GIV-X (G450)................  Gulfstream G450       June 13, 2005.
                               Alert Customer
                               Bulletin 2.
GV-SP (G500)................  Gulfstream G500       June 13, 2005.
                               Alert Customer
                               Bulletin 3.
GV-SP (G550)................  Gulfstream G550       June 13, 2005.
                               Alert Customer
                               Bulletin 3 June 13,
                               2005.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Airplanes Not Identified in the Gulfstream Repair Drawing

    (h) For any airplane that is found to have an Adel Wiggins floor 
heater pad system installed but that is not listed in the 
effectivity block of Gulfstream Drawing 1159SB50018: Within 25 
flight hours or 30 days after the effective date of this AD, 
whichever is first, deactivate the Adel Wiggins floor heater pad 
system in accordance with a method approved by the Manager, Atlanta 
Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), FAA.

Special Flight Permit

    (i) Special flight permits may be issued in accordance with 
sections 21.197 and 21.199 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 
CFR 21.197 and 21.199) to operate the airplane to a location where 
the requirements of this AD can be accomplished, provided that 
circuit breakers for the floor heater pad system are pulled and 
collared.

Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (j) The Manager, Atlanta ACO, 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

    (k) You must use the documents specified in Table 3 of this AD 
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 these documents in accordance with 
5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. To get copies of the service 
information, contact Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, Technical 
Publications Dept., P.O. Box 2206, Savannah, Georgia 31402-2206. 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/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

              Table 3.--Material Incorporated by Reference
------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Alert customer  bulletin, including
     Gulfstream drawing 1159SB50018                    Date
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Gulfstream G-IV Alert Customer Bulletin  June 13, 2005.
 33.
Gulfstream GV Alert Customer Bulletin    June 13, 2005.
 22.
Gulfstream G300 Alert Customer Bulletin  June 13, 2005.
 33.
Gulfstream G350 Alert Customer Bulletin  June 13, 2005.
 2.

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Gulfstream G400 Alert Customer Bulletin  June 13, 2005.
 33.
Gulfstream G450 Alert Customer Bulletin  June 13, 2005.
 2.
Gulfstream G500 Alert Customer Bulletin  June 13, 2005.
 3.
Gulfstream G550 Alert Customer Bulletin  June 13, 2005.
 3.
------------------------------------------------------------------------


    Issued in Renton, Washington, on August 4, 2005.
Kevin M. Mullin,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 05-16003 Filed 8-12-05; 8:45 am]
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