Airworthiness Directives; Raytheon Aircraft Company, Model 390, Premier 1 Airplanes, 49217-49221 [05-16708]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 162 / Tuesday, August 23, 2005 / Proposed Rules 5922T01G02, 5922T01G04, 5922T01G05, 6020T62G04, 6020T62G05, 6078T00G01, 6078T57G01, 6078T57G02, 6078T57G03, 6078T57G04, 6078T57G05, and 6078T57G06, that are listed by P/N and serial number (SN) in the following Table 1 of this AD and that have less than 8,000 cycles-since-new (CSN) on the effective date of this AD, replace fan disk P/N’s before accumulating 8,000 CSN: TABLE 1.—FAN DISKS THAT REQUIRE REMOVAL BASED ON BLENDED CALLOUTS Disk serial No. Disk part No. 6078T57G02 6078T00G01 6078T57G02 5922T01G04 6078T57G04 .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... GAT6306N GAT3860G GAT1924L GAT9599G GEE05831 TABLE 1.—FAN DISKS THAT REQUIRE REMOVAL BASED ON BLENDED CALLOUTS—Continued Disk serial No. Disk part No. 6078T57G04 6078T57G04 6078T57G04 6078T57G04 6078T57G05 6078T57G05 6078T57G05 6078T57G05 6078T57G04 6078T57G04 6078T57G04 6078T57G05 6078T57G05 6078T57G05 6078T57G05 .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... GEE06612 GEE06618 GEE06974 GEE06980 GEE143FY GEE1453G GEE14452 GEE145NA GEE08086 GEE09287 GEE09337 GEE12720 GEE14214 GEE142YT GEE146GT 49217 (g) For disks with SN’s listed in Table 1 of this AD that have 8,000 CSN or greater on the effective date of this AD, replace the disk within 30 days after the effective date of this AD. Inspection of All Other Fan Disks (h) Inspect all other fan disks, P/N’s 5921T18G01, 5921T18G09, 5921T18G10, 5921T54G01, 5922T01G02, 5922T01G04, 5922T01G05, 6020T62G04, 6020T62G05, 6078T00G01, 6078T57G01, 6078T57G02, 6078T57G03, 6078T57G04, 6078T57G05, and 6078T57G06 in accordance with paragraphs 3.A.(1) through 3.E.(2) of the Accomplishment Instructions of Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) CF34–BJ 72–A0088, Revision 1, dated October 30, 2000 or paragraphs 3.A.(1) through 3.A.(2)(f) of the Accomplishment Instructions of ASB CF34– AL 72–A0103, dated August 4, 2000. Use the compliance times specified in the following Table 2: TABLE 2.—FAN DISK INSPECTION COMPLIANCE TIMES Fan disk operating CSN Inspect by (1) Fewer than 8,000 CSN or the effective date of this AD .................... Before accumulating 8,000 CSN or by the next hot section inspection after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs earlier. Within 120 days after the effective date of this AD. (2) 8,000 CSN or greater on the effective date of this AD ...................... Definitions DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (i) For the purposes of this AD, the following definitions apply: (1) A serviceable fan disk is defined as a fan disk that has been inspected as specified in paragraph (h) of this AD and is not listed in Table 1 of this AD. (2) Cycles-since-new for fan disk P/N’s 5922T01G04 or 5922T01G05 is defined as total cycles accrued since new as P/N 6078T57G02 or 6078T57G03, added to total cycles accrued after modification from P/N 6078T57G02 or 6078T57G03. (j) The Manager, Engine Certification Office, has the authority to approve alternative methods of compliance for this AD if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19.Special Flight Permits Related Information (k) None. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on August 17, 2005. Richard Noll, Acting Manager, Engine and Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 05–16709 Filed 8–22–05; 8:45 am] VerDate jul<14>2003 16:15 Aug 22, 2005 Jkt 205001 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2005–20712; Directorate Identifier 2005–CE–15–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Raytheon Aircraft Company, Model 390, Premier 1 Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: Alternative Methods of Compliance BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Federal Aviation Administration SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Raytheon Aircraft Company (Raytheon), Model 390, Premier 1 airplanes. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD would require you (unless already done) to replace the plastic cover over the air conditioning motor module with a metallic cover and modify the air conditioning compressor motor module electromagnetic interference-radio frequency interference (EMI–RFI) filter located under the cover and reidentify the module part number. For all airplanes, the proposed AD would limit future installations of the cover for the air conditioner and the air conditioning compressor motor module. This proposed AD results from reports that PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 the plastic cover over the air conditioning motor module was found melted or burned and that the overheating of the EMI–RFI filter assembly located under the cover caused this damage. We are issuing this proposed AD to prevent the melting or burning of the plastic cover. The burning of the plastic cover could result in a fire. DATES: We must receive any comments on this proposed AD by October 21, 2005. Use one of the following to submit comments on this proposed 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– 001. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • 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. To get the service information identified in this proposed AD, contact Raytheon Aircraft Company, PO Box 85, ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\23AUP1.SGM 23AUP1 49218 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 162 / Tuesday, August 23, 2005 / Proposed Rules Wichita, Kansas 67201–0085; telephone: (800) 625–7043. To view the comments to this proposed AD, go to http://dms.dot.gov. The docket number is FAA–2005– 20712; Directorate Identifier 2005–CE– 15–AD. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Philip Petty, Aerospace Engineer, ACE– 119W, Wichita Aircraft Certification Office, 1801 Airport Road, Room 100, Wichita, Kansas 67209; telephone: (316) 946–4139; facsimile: (316) 946–4107. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited How do I comment on this proposed AD? We invite you to submit any written relevant data, views, or arguments regarding this proposal. Send your comments to an address listed under ADDRESSES. Include the docket number, ‘‘FAA–2005–20712; Directorate Identifier 2005–CE–15–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. 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 proposed rulemaking. Using the search function of our docket web site, anyone can find and read the comments received into 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.). This is docket number FAA–2005–20712; Directorate Identifier 2005–CE–15–AD. 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. Are there any specific portions of this proposed AD I should pay attention to? We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. If you contact us through a nonwritten communication and that contact relates to a substantive part of this proposed AD, we will summarize the contact and place the summary in the docket. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this proposed AD in light of those comments and contacts. Docket Information Where can I go to view the docket information? You may view the AD docket that contains the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person at the DMS Docket Offices between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (eastern time), Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Docket Office (telephone 1–800–647–5227) is located on the plaza level of the Department of Transportation NASSIF Building at the street address stated in ADDRESSES. You may also view the AD docket on the Internet at http:// dms.dot.gov. The comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after the DMS receives them. Discussion What events have caused this proposed AD? The FAA has received reports that the plastic cover over the air conditioning motor module for certain Raytheon Aircraft Company (Raytheon), Model 390, Premier 1 airplanes was found melted or burned. The overheating of the electromagnetic interference-radio frequency interference (EMI–RFI) filter assembly located under the plastic cover caused this damage. Raytheon has developed two partial fixes that together remedy the problem. In February 2005, Raytheon implemented a partial fix to the problem with a service bulletin for the replacement of the plastic cover with a manufactured or a field fabricated metal cover. Raytheon, in June 2005, issued a service bulletin for the modification of the EMI–RFI filter assembly. What is the potential impact if FAA took no action? The burning of the plastic cover could result in a fire. Is there service information that applies to this subject? Raytheon has issued: —Service Bulletin No. SB 21–3715, dated February 2005: Includes procedures for replacing the plastic cover over the air conditioning motor module with a metallic cover (part number ((P/N) 390–555015–0001) and doing the field fabrication of the metallic cover (P/N 390–555015– 0001); and —Service Bulletin No. SB 21–3733, dated June 2005: This Raytheon service bulletin includes Enviro Systems Inc. Service Bulletin No. SB05–101, Revision B, dated April 27, 2005. These service bulletins include procedures for doing the modification of the air conditioning compressor motor module EMI–RFI filter and reidentifying the module part number. FAA’s Determination and Requirements of This Proposed AD What has FAA decided? We have evaluated all pertinent information and identified an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on other products of this same type design. For this reason, we are proposing AD action. What would this proposed AD require? This proposed AD would require you to: —Replace the plastic cover over the air conditioning motor module with a metallic cover (P/N 390–555015– 0001) for certain airplanes; —Modify the air conditioning compressor motor module EMI–RFI filter and reidentify the module part number for certain airplanes; and —Limit future installations of the cover for the air conditioner and the air conditioning compressor motor module for all airplanes. How does the revision to 14 CFR part 39 affect this proposed AD? On July 10, 2002, we published a new version of 14 CFR part 39 (67 FR 47997, July 22, 2002), which governs FAA’s AD system. This regulation now includes material that relates to altered products, special flight permits, and alternative methods of compliance. This material previously was included in each individual AD. Since this material is included in 14 CFR part 39, we will not include it in future AD actions. Costs of Compliance How many airplanes would this proposed AD impact? We estimate that this proposed AD affects 100 airplanes in the U.S. registry. What would be the cost impact of this proposed AD on owners/operators of the affected airplanes? We estimate the following costs to do this proposed replacement of the plastic cover with a new manufactured metallic cover (P/N 390–555015–0001, or FAA-approved equivalent part number) that you buy: Labor cost Parts cost Total cost per airplane Total cost on U.S. operators 1 work hour × $65 = $65 ............................................................................................................. $600 $665 $66,500 VerDate jul<14>2003 16:15 Aug 22, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\23AUP1.SGM 23AUP1 49219 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 162 / Tuesday, August 23, 2005 / Proposed Rules We estimate the following costs to do the field fabrication of the metallic cover (P/N 390–555015–0001) if you choose not to buy a new metallic cover and the proposed labor for the replacement of the plastic cover: Labor cost Parts cost Total cost per airplane Total cost on U.S. operators 16 work hour × $65 = $1,040 ...................................................................................................... $20 $1,060 $106,000 Labor cost Parts cost Total cost per airplane Total cost on U.S. operators 2 work hours × $65 = $130 ......................................................................................................... $600 $730 $73,000 We estimate the following costs to modify the air conditioning compressor Authority for This Rulemaking What authority does FAA have for issuing this rulemaking action? Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, Section 106 describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in subtitle VII, part A, subpart III, section 44701, ‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this AD. Regulatory Findings Would this proposed AD impact various entities? We have determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would 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. Would this proposed AD involve a significant rule or regulatory action? For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this proposed AD: 1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and VerDate jul<14>2003 16:15 Aug 22, 2005 Jkt 205001 motor module EMI–RFI filter and reidentify the module part number: 3. Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. We prepared a summary of the costs to comply with this proposed AD (and other information as included in the Regulatory Evaluation) and placed it in the AD Docket. You may get a copy of this summary by sending a request to us at the address listed under ADDRESSES. Include ‘‘AD Docket FAA–2005–20712; Directorate Identifier 2005–CE–15–AD’’ in your request. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Safety. The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: 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): Raytheon Aircraft Company: Docket No. FAA–2005–20712; Directorate Identifier 2005–CE–15–AD When Is the Last Date I Can Submit Comments on This Proposed AD? (a) We must receive comments on this proposed airworthiness directive (AD) by October 21, 2005. PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 What Other ADs Are Affected by This Action? (b) None. What Airplanes Are Affected By This AD? (c) This AD applies to the following airplane models and serial numbers that are certificated in any category: (1) Group 1: Raytheon Aircraft Company, Model 390, Premier 1 Airplanes, serial numbers RB–1, RB–4 through RB–101, RB– 103 through RB–119, and RB–121, that have not replaced the plastic cover over the compressor motor module with a metallic one (part number (P/N) 390–555015–0001, or FAA-approved equivalent part number). (2) Group 2: Raytheon Aircraft Company, Model 390, Premier 1 Airplanes, serial numbers RB–1, RB–4 through RB–101, RB– 103 through RB–119, and RB–121, that have installed the metallic cover (P/N 390– 555015–0001, or FAA-approved equivalent part number). (3) Group 3: Raytheon Aircraft Company, Model 390, Premier 1 Airplanes, serial numbers RB–120 and RB–122 through RB– 129. What Is the Unsafe Condition Presented in This AD? (d) This AD is the result of reports that the plastic cover over the air conditioning motor module was found melted or burned and that the overheating of the electromagnetic interference-radio frequency interference (EMI–RFI) filter assembly located under the cover caused this damage. The actions specified in this AD are intended to prevent the melting or burning of the plastic cover. The burning of the plastic cover could result in a fire. What Must I Do To Address This Problem? (e) What actions must I do to address this problem for Group 1 airplanes? To address this problem for Group 1 airplanes, you must do the following: E:\FR\FM\23AUP1.SGM 23AUP1 49220 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 162 / Tuesday, August 23, 2005 / Proposed Rules Actions Compliance Procedures (1) Air Conditioning Motor Module Cover Replacement: Replace the plastic cover over the air conditioning motor module with a new or fabricated metallic cover. You may use Raytheon part number (P/N) 390–555015– 0001. (2) Air Conditioning Compressor Motor Module EMI–RFI Filter Modification: Modify the air conditioning motor module EMI–RFI filter and reidentify the module part number with a P/N 390–385026–0003 module. (3) Future Installations—Cover for Air Conditioner: You must only install a metal cover over the air conditioning motor module. This is mandatory equipment. (4) Future Installations—Air Conditioning Compressor Motor Module: Do not install any compressor motor module, P/N 390–385026– 0001. Within 30 days after the effective date of this AD, unless already done. Follow Raytheon Aircraft Company Service Bulletin No. SB 21–3715, dated February 2005. Within 30 days after the effective date of this AD, unless already done. Follow Raytheon Aircraft Company Service Bulletin No. SB 21–3733, dated June 2005; and Enviro Systems Inc. Service Bulletin No. SB05–101, Revision B, dated April 27, 2005. Follow Raytheon Aircraft Company Service Bulletin No. SB 21–3715, dated February 2005. (f) What actions must I do to address this problem for Group 2 airplanes? To address As of the effective date of this AD ................... As of the effective date of this AD ................... Not Applicable. this problem for Group 2 airplanes, you must do the following: Actions Compliance Procedures (1) Air Conditioning Compressor Motor Module EMI–RFI Filter Modification: Modify the air conditioning motor module EMI–RFI filter and reidentify the module part number with a P/N 390–385026–0003 module. (2) Future Installations—Cover for Air Conditioner: You must only install a metal cover over the air conditioning motor module. This is mandatory equipment. (3) Future Installations—Air Conditioning Compressor Motor Module: Do not install any compressor motor module, P/N 390–385026– 0001. Within 60 days after the effective date of this AD, unless already done. Follow Raytheon the Aircraft Company Service Bulletin No. SB 21–3733, dated June 2005; and Enviro Systems Inc. Service Bulletin No. SB05–101, Revision B, dated April 27, 2005. Follow Raytheon Aircraft Company Service Bulletin No. SB 21–3715, dated February 2005. (g) What actions must I do to address this problem for Group 3 airplanes? To address As of the effective date of this AD ................... As of the effective date of this AD ................... Not Applicable. this problem for Group 3 airplanes, you must do the following: Actions Compliance Procedures (1) Air Conditioning Compressor Motor Module EMI–RFI Filter Modification: Modify the air conditioning motor module EMI–RFI filter and reidentify the module part number with a P/N 390–385026–0003 module. (2) Future Installations—Cover for Air Conditioner: You must only install a metal cover over the air conditioning motor module. This is mandatory equipment. (3) Future Installations—Air Conditioning Compressor Motor Module: Do not install any compressor motor module, P/N 390–385026– 0001. Within 60 days after the effective date of this AD, unless already done. Follow Raytheon Aircraft Company Service Bulletin No. SB 21–3733, dated June 2005; and Enviro Systems Inc. Service Bulletin No. SB05–101, Revision B, dated April 27, 2005. Follow Raytheon Aircraft Company Service Bulletin No. SB 21–3715, dated February 2005. May I Request an Alternative Method of Compliance? (h) 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, Wichita Aircraft Certification Office VerDate jul<14>2003 16:15 Aug 22, 2005 Jkt 205001 As of the effective date of this AD ................... As of the effective date of this AD ................... (ACO), FAA. For information on any already approved alternative methods of compliance, contact Philip Petty, Aerospace Engineer, ACE–119W, Wichita ACO, 1801 Airport Road, Room 100, Wichita, Kansas 67209; telephone: (316) 946–4139; facsimile: (316) 946–4107. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Not Applicable. May I Get Copies of the Documents Referenced in This AD? (i) To get copies of the documents referenced in this AD, contact Raytheon Aircraft Company, P.O. Box 85, Wichita, Kansas 67201–0085; telephone: (800) 625– 7043. To view the AD docket, go to the Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, S.W., Nassif Building, Room PL–401, E:\FR\FM\23AUP1.SGM 23AUP1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 162 / Tuesday, August 23, 2005 / Proposed Rules Washington, DC, or on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. The docket number is Docket No. FAA–2005–20712; Directorate Identifier 2005–CE–15–AD. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on August 16, 2005. Terry L. Chasteen, Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 05–16708 Filed 8–22–05; 8:45 am] Airspace and Procedures, by e-mail at david.m.sapadin@faa.gov or by fax to (847) 294–7457. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Mr. Greg Barrett, St. Louis TRACON (T–25), 22 Research Court, St. Charles, MO, 63304; telephone: (314) 890–1040. 14 CFR Part 71 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 Planned Modification of the LambertSt. Louis International Airport Class B Airspace Area; MO Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Proposed rule; notice of public meetings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This document announces two fact-finding informal airspace meetings to solicit information from airspace users, and others, concerning a proposal to modify the Class B airspace area at the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport terminal area, St. Louis, Missouri. The proposed modifications are a result of the new runway (11/29) project underway at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Additionally, the proposed modifications are intended to enhance traffic flow management and ensure that all instrument procedures are contained within Class B airspace. The FAA is holding these meetings to provide interested parties an opportunity to present recommendations and comments on the proposal. All comments received during these meetings will be considered prior to any issuance of a notice of proposed rulemaking. DATES: These informal airspace meetings will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2005, from 4 p.m.–6 p.m. and 7 p.m.–9 p.m.; and Thursday, October 20, 2005, from 7 p.m.–9 p.m. Comments must be received on or before October 27, 2005. ADDRESSES: On Wednesday, October 19, 2005, the meetings will be held at the Chesterfield City Hall, 690 Chesterfield Parkway West, Chesterfield, MO 63017. On Thursday, October 20, 2005, the meeting will be held at the Holiday InnCollinsville, 1000 Eastport Drive, Collinsville, IL 62234. Comments: Send comments on the proposal to: David Sapadin, Manager, VerDate jul<14>2003 16:15 Aug 22, 2005 Jkt 205001 Meeting Procedures (a) These meetings will be informal in nature and will be conducted by one or more representatives of the FAA Central Region. A representative from the FAA will present a formal briefing on the planned modification of the Class B airspace area at the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Participants will be given an opportunity to deliver comments or make a presentation. Only comments concerning the plan to modify the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, Class B airspace area will be accepted. (b) These meetings will be open to all persons on a space-available basis. There will be no admission fee or other charge to attend and participate. (c) Any person wishing to make a presentation to the FAA panel will be asked to sign in and estimate the amount of time needed for such presentation. This will permit the panel to allocate an appropriate amount of time for each presenter. These meetings will not be adjourned until everyone on the list has had an opportunity to address the panel. (d) Position papers or other handout material relating to the substance of these meetings will be accepted. Participants wishing to submit handout material should present an original and two copies (3 copies total) to the presiding officer. There should be additional copies of each handout available for other attendees. (e) These meetings will not be formally recorded. Agenda for the Meetings —Sign-in. —Presentation of Meeting Procedures. —FAA explanation of the proposed Class B modifications. —Public Presentations and Discussions. —Written comment turn-in. —Closing Comments. Issued in Washington, DC, August 16, 2005. Edith V. Parish, Acting Manager, Airspace and Rules. [FR Doc. 05–16743 Filed 8–22–05; 8:45 am] Frm 00022 Fmt 4702 [Docket No. FAA–2005–22100 Airspace Docket No. 05–AEA–16] Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice proposes to amend the Class E airspace area in the Binghampton, NY area. The development of multiple area navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) for numerous airports within the Binghampton, NY area with approved Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations and the resulting overlap of designated Class E–5 airspace have made this proposal necessary. The proposal would correct the name of the airport and update the Airport Reference Point (ARP). The proposal would consolidate the Class E–5 airspace designations for six airports in the Binghampton area and result in the rescission of five separate Class E–5 descriptions through separate rulemaking action. The area would be depicted on aeronautical charts for pilot reference. DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 22, 2005. ADDRESSES: Send comments on the proposal to the Docket Management System, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room Plaza 401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590–0001. You must identify the docket number FAA–2005–22100/ Airspace Docket No. 05–AEA–16 at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Docket Office (telephone 1–800–647–5527) is on the plaza level of the Department of Transportation NASSIF Building at the above address. An information docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the office of the Director, Eastern Terminal Operations, Federal Aviation Administration, Eastern Region, 1 Aviation Plaza, Jamaica, NY 11434– 4809. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Francis T. Jordan, Jr., Airspace BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Federal Aviation Administration Proposed Amendment to Class E Airspace; Binghampton, NY BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 49221 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\23AUP1.SGM 23AUP1 Mr.

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 162 (Tuesday, August 23, 2005)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 49217-49221]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-16708]


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

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2005-20712; Directorate Identifier 2005-CE-15-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Raytheon Aircraft Company, Model 390, 
Premier 1 Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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

SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) 
for certain Raytheon Aircraft Company (Raytheon), Model 390, Premier 1 
airplanes. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD would require you 
(unless already done) to replace the plastic cover over the air 
conditioning motor module with a metallic cover and modify the air 
conditioning compressor motor module electromagnetic interference-radio 
frequency interference (EMI-RFI) filter located under the cover and 
reidentify the module part number. For all airplanes, the proposed AD 
would limit future installations of the cover for the air conditioner 
and the air conditioning compressor motor module. This proposed AD 
results from reports that the plastic cover over the air conditioning 
motor module was found melted or burned and that the overheating of the 
EMI-RFI filter assembly located under the cover caused this damage. We 
are issuing this proposed AD to prevent the melting or burning of the 
plastic cover. The burning of the plastic cover could result in a fire.

DATES: We must receive any comments on this proposed AD by October 21, 
2005.

ADDRESSES: Use one of the following to submit comments on this proposed 
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 20590-001.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     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.
    To get the service information identified in this proposed AD, 
contact Raytheon Aircraft Company, PO Box 85,

[[Page 49218]]

Wichita, Kansas 67201-0085; telephone: (800) 625-7043.
    To view the comments to this proposed AD, go to http://dms.dot.gov. 
The docket number is FAA-2005-20712; Directorate Identifier 2005-CE-15-
AD.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Philip Petty, Aerospace Engineer, ACE-
119W, Wichita Aircraft Certification Office, 1801 Airport Road, Room 
100, Wichita, Kansas 67209; telephone: (316) 946-4139; facsimile: (316) 
946-4107.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comments Invited

    How do I comment on this proposed AD? We invite you to submit any 
written relevant data, views, or arguments regarding this proposal. 
Send your comments to an address listed under ADDRESSES. Include the 
docket number, ``FAA-2005-20712; Directorate Identifier 2005-CE-15-AD'' 
at the beginning of your comments. 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 proposed 
rulemaking. Using the search function of our docket web site, anyone 
can find and read the comments received into 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.). 
This is docket number FAA-2005-20712; Directorate Identifier 2005-CE-
15-AD. 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.
    Are there any specific portions of this proposed AD I should pay 
attention to? We specifically invite comments on the overall 
regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this 
proposed AD. If you contact us through a nonwritten communication and 
that contact relates to a substantive part of this proposed AD, we will 
summarize the contact and place the summary in the docket. We will 
consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this 
proposed AD in light of those comments and contacts.

Docket Information

    Where can I go to view the docket information? You may view the AD 
docket that contains the proposal, any comments received, and any final 
disposition in person at the DMS Docket Offices between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m. (eastern time), Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. 
The Docket Office (telephone 1-800-647-5227) is located on the plaza 
level of the Department of Transportation NASSIF Building at the street 
address stated in ADDRESSES. You may also view the AD docket on the 
Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. The comments will be available in the 
AD docket shortly after the DMS receives them.

Discussion

    What events have caused this proposed AD? The FAA has received 
reports that the plastic cover over the air conditioning motor module 
for certain Raytheon Aircraft Company (Raytheon), Model 390, Premier 1 
airplanes was found melted or burned. The overheating of the 
electromagnetic interference-radio frequency interference (EMI-RFI) 
filter assembly located under the plastic cover caused this damage.
    Raytheon has developed two partial fixes that together remedy the 
problem. In February 2005, Raytheon implemented a partial fix to the 
problem with a service bulletin for the replacement of the plastic 
cover with a manufactured or a field fabricated metal cover. Raytheon, 
in June 2005, issued a service bulletin for the modification of the 
EMI-RFI filter assembly.
    What is the potential impact if FAA took no action? The burning of 
the plastic cover could result in a fire.
    Is there service information that applies to this subject? Raytheon 
has issued:

--Service Bulletin No. SB 21-3715, dated February 2005: Includes 
procedures for replacing the plastic cover over the air conditioning 
motor module with a metallic cover (part number ((P/N) 390-555015-0001) 
and doing the field fabrication of the metallic cover (P/N 390-555015-
0001); and
--Service Bulletin No. SB 21-3733, dated June 2005: This Raytheon 
service bulletin includes Enviro Systems Inc. Service Bulletin No. 
SB05-101, Revision B, dated April 27, 2005. These service bulletins 
include procedures for doing the modification of the air conditioning 
compressor motor module EMI-RFI filter and reidentifying the module 
part number.

FAA's Determination and Requirements of This Proposed AD

    What has FAA decided? We have evaluated all pertinent information 
and identified an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop 
on other products of this same type design. For this reason, we are 
proposing AD action.
    What would this proposed AD require? This proposed AD would require 
you to:

--Replace the plastic cover over the air conditioning motor module with 
a metallic cover (P/N 390-555015-0001) for certain airplanes;
--Modify the air conditioning compressor motor module EMI-RFI filter 
and reidentify the module part number for certain airplanes; and
--Limit future installations of the cover for the air conditioner and 
the air conditioning compressor motor module for all airplanes.

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

Costs of Compliance

    How many airplanes would this proposed AD impact? We estimate that 
this proposed AD affects 100 airplanes in the U.S. registry.
    What would be the cost impact of this proposed AD on owners/
operators of the affected airplanes? We estimate the following costs to 
do this proposed replacement of the plastic cover with a new 
manufactured metallic cover (P/N 390-555015-0001, or FAA-approved 
equivalent part number) that you buy:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                 Total cost per   Total cost on
                          Labor cost                              Parts cost        airplane      U.S. operators
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1 work hour x $65 = $65......................................            $600             $665          $66,500
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


[[Page 49219]]

    We estimate the following costs to do the field fabrication of the 
metallic cover (P/N 390-555015-0001) if you choose not to buy a new 
metallic cover and the proposed labor for the replacement of the 
plastic cover:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                 Total cost per   Total cost on
                          Labor cost                              Parts cost        airplane      U.S. operators
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
16 work hour x $65 = $1,040..................................             $20           $1,060         $106,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    We estimate the following costs to modify the air conditioning 
compressor motor module EMI-RFI filter and reidentify the module part 
number:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                 Total cost per   Total cost on
                          Labor cost                              Parts cost        airplane      U.S. operators
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2 work hours x $65 = $130....................................            $600             $730          $73,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Authority for This Rulemaking

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

Regulatory Findings

    Would this proposed AD impact various entities? We have determined 
that this proposed AD would not have federalism implications under 
Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would 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.
    Would this proposed AD involve a significant rule or regulatory 
action? For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this proposed 
AD:
    1. Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive Order 
12866;
    2. Is not a ``significant rule'' under the DOT Regulatory Policies 
and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and
    3. Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or 
negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
    We prepared a summary of the costs to comply with this proposed AD 
(and other information as included in the Regulatory Evaluation) and 
placed it in the AD Docket. You may get a copy of this summary by 
sending a request to us at the address listed under ADDRESSES. Include 
``AD Docket FAA-2005-20712; Directorate Identifier 2005-CE-15-AD'' in 
your request.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

    Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Safety.

The Proposed Amendment

    Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the 
Administrator, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 
CFR part 39 as follows:

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

    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]

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

Raytheon Aircraft Company: Docket No. FAA-2005-20712; Directorate 
Identifier 2005-CE-15-AD

When Is the Last Date I Can Submit Comments on This Proposed AD?

    (a) We must receive comments on this proposed airworthiness 
directive (AD) by October 21, 2005.

What Other ADs Are Affected by This Action?

    (b) None.

What Airplanes Are Affected By This AD?

    (c) This AD applies to the following airplane models and serial 
numbers that are certificated in any category:
    (1) Group 1: Raytheon Aircraft Company, Model 390, Premier 1 
Airplanes, serial numbers RB-1, RB-4 through RB-101, RB-103 through 
RB-119, and RB-121, that have not replaced the plastic cover over 
the compressor motor module with a metallic one (part number (P/N) 
390-555015-0001, or FAA-approved equivalent part number).
    (2) Group 2: Raytheon Aircraft Company, Model 390, Premier 1 
Airplanes, serial numbers RB-1, RB-4 through RB-101, RB-103 through 
RB-119, and RB-121, that have installed the metallic cover (P/N 390-
555015-0001, or FAA-approved equivalent part number).
    (3) Group 3: Raytheon Aircraft Company, Model 390, Premier 1 
Airplanes, serial numbers RB-120 and RB-122 through RB-129.

What Is the Unsafe Condition Presented in This AD?

    (d) This AD is the result of reports that the plastic cover over 
the air conditioning motor module was found melted or burned and 
that the overheating of the electromagnetic interference-radio 
frequency interference (EMI-RFI) filter assembly located under the 
cover caused this damage. The actions specified in this AD are 
intended to prevent the melting or burning of the plastic cover. The 
burning of the plastic cover could result in a fire.

What Must I Do To Address This Problem?

    (e) What actions must I do to address this problem for Group 1 
airplanes? To address this problem for Group 1 airplanes, you must 
do the following:

[[Page 49220]]



------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Actions                 Compliance            Procedures
------------------------------------------------------------------------
(1) Air Conditioning Motor    Within 30 days after  Follow Raytheon
 Module Cover Replacement:     the effective date    Aircraft Company
 Replace the plastic cover     of this AD, unless    Service Bulletin
 over the air conditioning     already done.         No. SB 21-3715,
 motor module with a new or                          dated February
 fabricated metallic cover.                          2005.
 You may use Raytheon part
 number (P/N) 390-555015-
 0001.
(2) Air Conditioning          Within 30 days after  Follow Raytheon
 Compressor Motor Module EMI-  the effective date    Aircraft Company
 RFI Filter Modification:      of this AD, unless    Service Bulletin
 Modify the air conditioning   already done.         No. SB 21-3733,
 motor module EMI-RFI filter                         dated June 2005;
 and reidentify the module                           and Enviro Systems
 part number with a P/N 390-                         Inc. Service
 385026-0003 module.                                 Bulletin No. SB05-
                                                     101, Revision B,
                                                     dated April 27,
                                                     2005.
(3) Future Installations--    As of the effective   Follow Raytheon
 Cover for Air Conditioner:    date of this AD.      Aircraft Company
 You must only install a                             Service Bulletin
 metal cover over the air                            No. SB 21-3715,
 conditioning motor module.                          dated February
 This is mandatory equipment.                        2005.
(4) Future Installations--    As of the effective   Not Applicable.
 Air Conditioning Compressor   date of this AD.
 Motor Module: Do not
 install any compressor
 motor module, P/N 390-
 385026-0001.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (f) What actions must I do to address this problem for Group 2 
airplanes? To address this problem for Group 2 airplanes, you must 
do the following:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Actions                 Compliance            Procedures
------------------------------------------------------------------------
(1) Air Conditioning          Within 60 days after  Follow Raytheon the
 Compressor Motor Module EMI-  the effective date    Aircraft Company
 RFI Filter Modification:      of this AD, unless    Service Bulletin
 Modify the air conditioning   already done.         No. SB 21-3733,
 motor module EMI-RFI filter                         dated June 2005;
 and reidentify the module                           and Enviro Systems
 part number with a P/N 390-                         Inc. Service
 385026-0003 module.                                 Bulletin No. SB05-
                                                     101, Revision B,
                                                     dated April 27,
                                                     2005.
(2) Future Installations--    As of the effective   Follow Raytheon
 Cover for Air Conditioner:    date of this AD.      Aircraft Company
 You must only install a                             Service Bulletin
 metal cover over the air                            No. SB 21-3715,
 conditioning motor module.                          dated February
 This is mandatory equipment.                        2005.
(3) Future Installations--    As of the effective   Not Applicable.
 Air Conditioning Compressor   date of this AD.
 Motor Module: Do not
 install any compressor
 motor module, P/N 390-
 385026-0001.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (g) What actions must I do to address this problem for Group 3 
airplanes? To address this problem for Group 3 airplanes, you must 
do the following:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Actions                 Compliance            Procedures
------------------------------------------------------------------------
(1) Air Conditioning          Within 60 days after  Follow Raytheon
 Compressor Motor Module EMI-  the effective date    Aircraft Company
 RFI Filter Modification:      of this AD, unless    Service Bulletin
 Modify the air conditioning   already done.         No. SB 21-3733,
 motor module EMI-RFI filter                         dated June 2005;
 and reidentify the module                           and Enviro Systems
 part number with a P/N 390-                         Inc. Service
 385026-0003 module.                                 Bulletin No. SB05-
                                                     101, Revision B,
                                                     dated April 27,
                                                     2005.
(2) Future Installations--    As of the effective   Follow Raytheon
 Cover for Air Conditioner:    date of this AD.      Aircraft Company
 You must only install a                             Service Bulletin
 metal cover over the air                            No. SB 21-3715,
 conditioning motor module.                          dated February
 This is mandatory equipment.                        2005.
(3) Future Installations--    As of the effective   Not Applicable.
 Air Conditioning Compressor   date of this AD.
 Motor Module: Do not
 install any compressor
 motor module, P/N 390-
 385026-0001.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

May I Request an Alternative Method of Compliance?

    (h) 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, Wichita Aircraft 
Certification Office (ACO), FAA. For information on any already 
approved alternative methods of compliance, contact Philip Petty, 
Aerospace Engineer, ACE-119W, Wichita ACO, 1801 Airport Road, Room 
100, Wichita, Kansas 67209; telephone: (316) 946-4139; facsimile: 
(316) 946-4107.

May I Get Copies of the Documents Referenced in This AD?

    (i) To get copies of the documents referenced in this AD, 
contact Raytheon Aircraft Company, P.O. Box 85, Wichita, Kansas 
67201-0085; telephone: (800) 625-7043. To view the AD docket, go to 
the Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 
400 Seventh Street, S.W., Nassif Building, Room PL-401,

[[Page 49221]]

Washington, DC, or on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. The docket 
number is Docket No. FAA-2005-20712; Directorate Identifier 2005-CE-
15-AD.

    Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on August 16, 2005.
Terry L. Chasteen,
Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 05-16708 Filed 8-22-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-13-P