Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 and MD-11F Airplanes, 57219-57221 [05-19565]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 189 / Friday, September 30, 2005 / Proposed Rules 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 Due Date Regulatory Findings Unsafe Condition 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. For the reasons discussed above, I certify that the proposed 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 Flexibility Act. We prepared a regulatory evaluation of the estimated costs to comply with this proposed AD and placed it in the AD docket. See the ADDRESSES section for a location to examine the regulatory evaluation. (d) This AD results from a report of a missing spherical bearing on the attachment fitting of the front engine mount on an inservice airplane, and subsequent damage and abnormal fatigue of the attachment fitting. We are issuing this AD to prevent reduced structural integrity of the engine mount, which could result in possible separation of an engine from the airplane. 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 FAA 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: [Amended] 2. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): Dassault Aviation: Docket No. FAA–2005– 22560; Directorate Identifier 2005–NM– 061–AD. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:30 Sep 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to Dassault Model Falcon 2000 airplanes, certificated in any category; equipped with CFE Company CFE738–1–1B turbofan engines. Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (i) The Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, 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) French airworthiness directive F–2004– 128, issued August 4, 2004, also addresses the subject of this AD. Issued in Renton, Washington, on September 20, 2005. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 05–19566 Filed 9–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 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. 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2005–22557; Directorate Identifier 2005–NM–147–AD] Determine Serial Number (S/N) and Inspect If Necessary RIN 2120–AA64 (f) Within the applicable compliance time specified in paragraph (f)(1), (f)(2), or (f)(3) of this AD: Determine the serial number of the engines installed on the airplane, as identified in the table in paragraph 1.A., ‘‘Effectivity,’’ of Dassault Service Bulletin F2000–299, dated July 23, 2004; if any affected serial number is found on any engine, perform a borescope inspection to verify that a spherical bearing is installed on the attachment fitting of the front engine mount by doing all the applicable actions specified in the Accomplishment Instructions of the service bulletin. (1) For airplanes with any engine having 850 total landings or less as of the effective date of this AD: Before the accumulation of 880 total landings on the engine. (2) For airplanes with any engine having more than 850 total landings, but 1,000 total landings or less as of the effective date of this AD: Within 1 month after the effective date of this AD. (3) For airplanes with any engine having more than 1,000 total landings as of the effective date of this AD: Within 10 landings after the effective date of this AD. Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model MD–11 and MD–11F Airplanes Corrective Action Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 (a) The FAA must receive comments on this AD action by October 31, 2005. 57219 (g) If any spherical bearing is found missing during the inspection required by paragraph (f) of this AD: Before further flight, repair according to a method approved by either the Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, FAA, Transport Airplane ´ ´ Directorate; or the Direction Generale de l’Aviation Civile (or its delegated agent). No Reporting Requirement (h) This AD does not require submitting reporting information to the manufacturer. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain McDonnell Douglas Model MD–11 and MD–11F airplanes. The existing AD currently requires replacement of the upper and lower reading lights in the forward crew rest area with a redesigned light fixture. This proposed AD would add airplanes to the applicability of the existing AD. This proposed AD results from a report of the old reading lights being inadvertently sent to an additional ten airplanes. We are proposing this AD to prevent a possible flammable condition, which could result in smoke and fire in the forward crew rest area. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by November 14, 2005. ADDRESSES: Use one of the following addresses 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 E:\FR\FM\30SEP1.SGM 30SEP1 57220 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 189 / Friday, September 30, 2005 / Proposed Rules 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 Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Long Beach Division, 3855 Lakewood Boulevard, Long Beach, California 90846, Attention: Data and Service Management, Dept. C1–L5A (D800–0024), for service information identified in this proposed AD. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ken Sujishi, Aerospace Engineer; Cabin Safety/Mechanical and Environmental Systems Branch; ANM–150L; FAA; Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office; 3960 Paramount Boulevard; Lakewood, California 90712–4137; telephone (562) 627–5353; fax (562) 627–5210. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited We invite you to submit any relevant written data, views, or arguments regarding this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address listed in the ADDRESSES section. Include the docket number ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2005–22557; Directorate Identifier 2005–NM–147– AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of the proposed AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend the proposed AD in light of those 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 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 may visit http:// dms.dot.gov. Examining the Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov, or in VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:30 Sep 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 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. Discussion On July 11, 2000, we issued AD 2000– 14–12, amendment 39–11822 (65 FR 44672, July 19, 2000), for certain McDonnell Douglas MD–11 series airplanes. That AD requires replacement of the upper and lower reading lights in the forward crew rest area with a redesigned light fixture. That AD resulted from reports of burning and smoldering blankets in the forward crew rest area due to a reading light fixture that came into contact with the blankets after the light was inadvertently left on. We issued that AD to prevent a possible flammable condition, which could result in smoke and fire in the forward crew rest area. Actions Since Existing AD Was Issued Since we issued AD 2000–14–12, Boeing has issued McDonnell Douglas Alert Service Bulletin MD11–25A233, Revision 1, dated May 10, 2005. Boeing received a report that the old reading lights were inadvertently sent to an additional ten airplanes and subsequently added the airplanes to the effectivity of the service bulletin. Relevant Service Information We have reviewed McDonnell Douglas Alert Service Bulletin MD11– 25A233, Revision 1, dated May 10, 2005. The service bulletin describes procedures for the replacement of the upper and lower reading lights in the forward crew rest area with a redesigned light fixture. The procedures are essentially the same as the original issue of the service bulletin (referenced as the appropriate source of service information for accomplishing the actions required by AD 2000–14–12). The service bulletin was revised to add airplanes to the effectivity. Accomplishing the actions specified in the service information is intended to adequately address the unsafe condition. McDonnell Douglas Alert Service Bulletin MD11–25A233 refers to AIM Aviation Service Incorporated Service Bulletin AIM–MD11–25–2, Revision D, dated March 16, 2005; as an additional source of service information for accomplishment of the replacement. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 FAA’s Determination and Requirements of the Proposed AD We have evaluated all pertinent information and identified an unsafe condition that is likely to develop on other airplanes of the same type design. For this reason, we are proposing this AD, which would supersede AD 2000– 14–12 and would retain the requirements of the existing AD. This proposed AD would also add ten airplanes to the applicability of the existing AD. Explanation of Change to Applicability We have revised the applicability of the existing AD to identify model designations as published in the most recent type certificate data sheet for the affected models. Costs of Compliance There are about 81 airplanes of the affected design in the worldwide fleet. The existing AD affects about 14 airplanes of U.S. registry. This proposed AD would affect an additional 10 airplanes of U.S. registry. The actions that are required by AD 2000–14–12 and retained in this proposed AD take about 1 work hour per airplane, at an average labor rate of $65 per work hour. Required parts cost about $933 per airplane. Based on these figures, the estimated cost of the currently required actions is $998 per airplane. Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the Agency’s authority. We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in subtitle VII, part A, subpart III, section 44701, ‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. Regulatory Findings We have determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would not have a substantial direct effect on the E:\FR\FM\30SEP1.SGM 30SEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 189 / Friday, September 30, 2005 / Proposed Rules 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 proposed 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 Flexibility Act. We prepared a regulatory evaluation of the estimated costs to comply with this proposed 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, Safety. The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA 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. came into contact with the blankets after the light was inadvertently left on. We are issuing this AD to prevent a possible flammable condition, which could result in smoke and fire in the forward crew rest area. Compliance [Amended] 2. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) amends § 39.13 by removing amendment 39–11822 (65 FR 44672, July 19, 2000) and adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): McDonnell Douglas: Docket No. FAA–2005– 22557; Directorate Identifier 2005–NM– 147–AD. Comments Due Date (a) The FAA must receive comments on this AD action by November 14, 2005. BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Restatement of the Requirements of AD 2000–14–12 Federal Aviation Administration Applicability (c) This AD applies to McDonnell Douglas Model MD–11 and MD–11F airplanes, certificated in any category, as identified McDonnell Douglas Alert Service Bulletin MD11–25A233, Revision 1, dated May 10, 2005. Unsafe Condition (d) This AD results from reports of burning and smoldering blankets in the forward crew rest area due to a reading light fixture that VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:30 Sep 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 (f) For airplanes identified in McDonnell Douglas Alert Service Bulletin MD11– 25A233, dated June 9, 1999: Within 6 months after August 23, 2000 (the effective date of AD 2000–14–12), replace the upper and lower reading lights in the forward crew rest area with a redesigned light fixture, in accordance with McDonnell Douglas Alert Service Bulletin MD11–25A233, dated June 9, 1999; or Revision 1, dated May 10, 2005. After the effective date of this AD, do the replacement in accordance with McDonnell Douglas Alert Service Bulletin MD11– 25A233, Revision 1, dated May 10, 2005. Note 1: McDonnell Douglas Alert Service Bulletin MD11–25A233 refers to AIM Aviation Service Incorporated Service Bulletin AIM-MD11–25–2, Revision C, dated March 8, 1999; and Revision D, dated March 16, 2005; as additional sources of service information for replacing the upper and lower reading lights in the forward crew rest area. New Requirements of This AD (g) For all airplanes except those identified in paragraph (f) of this AD: Within 6 months after the effective date of this AD, do the replacement specified in paragraph (f) of this AD. Parts Installation (h) As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install, on any airplane, a reading lamp, part number (P/N) 2232, and light fixture, P/N 0200500–001. (i)(1) The Manager, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested in accordance with the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. (2) Before using any AMOC approved in accordance with 14 CFR 39.19 on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify the appropriate principal inspector in the FAA Flight Standards Certificate Holding District Office. (3) AMOCs approved previously in accordance with AD 2000–14–12, amendment 39–11822, are approved as AMOCs for the corresponding provisions of this AD. PO 00000 Frm 00016 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 14 CFR Part 39 Replacement Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) Affected ADs (b) This AD supersedes AD 2000–14–12. Issued in Renton, Washington, on September 21, 2005. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 05–19565 Filed 9–29–05; 8:45 am] (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. Replacement § 39.13 57221 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 [Docket No. FAA–2005–22403; Directorate Identifier 2005–NM–144–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC–8–400 Series Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM); correction. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FAA is correcting a typographical error in an NPRM that was published in the Federal Register on September 14, 2005 (70 FR 54316). The error resulted in an incorrect Docket No. The NPRM applies to certain Bombardier Model DHC–8–400 series airplanes. The NPRM would require an inspection of the laminated shims for cracks, damage, or extrusion between the forward attachment fittings of the horizontal stabilizer and the top rib of the vertical stabilizer; a torque check of the attachment bolts in the attachment fittings of the front, middle, and rear spars; and corrective actions if necessary. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George Duckett, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe and Propulsion Branch, ANE– 171, FAA, New York Aircraft Certification Office, 1600 Stewart Avenue, suite 410, Westbury, New York 11590; telephone (516) 256–7525; fax (516) 794–5531. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On September 6, 2005, the FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to include an AD that would apply to certain Bombardier Model DHC–8–400 series airplanes. That NPRM was published in the Federal Register on September 14, 2005 (70 FR 54316). That NPRM proposed to require an inspection of the laminated shims for cracks, damage, or extrusion between the forward attachment fittings of the horizontal stabilizer and the top rib of the vertical stabilizer; a torque check of the attachment bolts in the attachment E:\FR\FM\30SEP1.SGM 30SEP1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 189 (Friday, September 30, 2005)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 57219-57221]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-19565]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2005-22557; Directorate Identifier 2005-NM-147-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 and MD-
11F Airplanes

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

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness 
directive (AD) that applies to certain McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 
and MD-11F airplanes. The existing AD currently requires replacement of 
the upper and lower reading lights in the forward crew rest area with a 
redesigned light fixture. This proposed AD would add airplanes to the 
applicability of the existing AD. This proposed AD results from a 
report of the old reading lights being inadvertently sent to an 
additional ten airplanes. We are proposing this AD to prevent a 
possible flammable condition, which could result in smoke and fire in 
the forward crew rest area.

DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by November 14, 
2005.

ADDRESSES: Use one of the following addresses 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

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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 Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Long Beach Division, 3855 
Lakewood Boulevard, Long Beach, California 90846, Attention: Data and 
Service Management, Dept. C1-L5A (D800-0024), for service information 
identified in this proposed AD.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ken Sujishi, Aerospace Engineer; Cabin 
Safety/Mechanical and Environmental Systems Branch; ANM-150L; FAA; Los 
Angeles Aircraft Certification Office; 3960 Paramount Boulevard; 
Lakewood, California 90712-4137; telephone (562) 627-5353; fax (562) 
627-5210.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comments Invited

    We invite you to submit any relevant written data, views, or 
arguments regarding this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address 
listed in the ADDRESSES section. Include the docket number ``Docket No. 
FAA-2005-22557; Directorate Identifier 2005-NM-147-AD'' at the 
beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the 
overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of the 
proposed AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date 
and may amend the proposed AD in light of those 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 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 may 
visit http://dms.dot.gov.

Examining the Docket

    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.

Discussion

    On July 11, 2000, we issued AD 2000-14-12, amendment 39-11822 (65 
FR 44672, July 19, 2000), for certain McDonnell Douglas MD-11 series 
airplanes. That AD requires replacement of the upper and lower reading 
lights in the forward crew rest area with a redesigned light fixture. 
That AD resulted from reports of burning and smoldering blankets in the 
forward crew rest area due to a reading light fixture that came into 
contact with the blankets after the light was inadvertently left on. We 
issued that AD to prevent a possible flammable condition, which could 
result in smoke and fire in the forward crew rest area.

Actions Since Existing AD Was Issued

    Since we issued AD 2000-14-12, Boeing has issued McDonnell Douglas 
Alert Service Bulletin MD11-25A233, Revision 1, dated May 10, 2005. 
Boeing received a report that the old reading lights were inadvertently 
sent to an additional ten airplanes and subsequently added the 
airplanes to the effectivity of the service bulletin.

Relevant Service Information

    We have reviewed McDonnell Douglas Alert Service Bulletin MD11-
25A233, Revision 1, dated May 10, 2005. The service bulletin describes 
procedures for the replacement of the upper and lower reading lights in 
the forward crew rest area with a redesigned light fixture. The 
procedures are essentially the same as the original issue of the 
service bulletin (referenced as the appropriate source of service 
information for accomplishing the actions required by AD 2000-14-12). 
The service bulletin was revised to add airplanes to the effectivity. 
Accomplishing the actions specified in the service information is 
intended to adequately address the unsafe condition.
    McDonnell Douglas Alert Service Bulletin MD11-25A233 refers to AIM 
Aviation Service Incorporated Service Bulletin AIM-MD11-25-2, Revision 
D, dated March 16, 2005; as an additional source of service information 
for accomplishment of the replacement.

FAA's Determination and Requirements of the Proposed AD

    We have evaluated all pertinent information and identified an 
unsafe condition that is likely to develop on other airplanes of the 
same type design. For this reason, we are proposing this AD, which 
would supersede AD 2000-14-12 and would retain the requirements of the 
existing AD. This proposed AD would also add ten airplanes to the 
applicability of the existing AD.

Explanation of Change to Applicability

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

Costs of Compliance

    There are about 81 airplanes of the affected design in the 
worldwide fleet. The existing AD affects about 14 airplanes of U.S. 
registry. This proposed AD would affect an additional 10 airplanes of 
U.S. registry.
    The actions that are required by AD 2000-14-12 and retained in this 
proposed AD take about 1 work hour per airplane, at an average labor 
rate of $65 per work hour. Required parts cost about $933 per airplane. 
Based on these figures, the estimated cost of the currently required 
actions is $998 per airplane.

Authority for This Rulemaking

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

Regulatory Findings

    We have determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism 
implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would not 
have a substantial direct effect on the

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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 proposed 
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 Flexibility Act.
    We prepared a regulatory evaluation of the estimated costs to 
comply with this proposed 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, Safety.

The Proposed Amendment

    Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the 
Administrator, the FAA 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 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) amends Sec.  39.13 by 
removing amendment 39-11822 (65 FR 44672, July 19, 2000) and adding the 
following new airworthiness directive (AD):

McDonnell Douglas: Docket No. FAA-2005-22557; Directorate Identifier 
2005-NM-147-AD.

Comments Due Date

    (a) The FAA must receive comments on this AD action by November 
14, 2005.

Affected ADs

    (b) This AD supersedes AD 2000-14-12.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 and MD-11F 
airplanes, certificated in any category, as identified McDonnell 
Douglas Alert Service Bulletin MD11-25A233, Revision 1, dated May 
10, 2005.

Unsafe Condition

    (d) This AD results from reports of burning and smoldering 
blankets in the forward crew rest area due to a reading light 
fixture that came into contact with the blankets after the light was 
inadvertently left on. We are issuing this AD to prevent a possible 
flammable condition, which could result in smoke and fire in the 
forward crew rest area.

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.

Restatement of the Requirements of AD 2000-14-12

Replacement

    (f) For airplanes identified in McDonnell Douglas Alert Service 
Bulletin MD11-25A233, dated June 9, 1999: Within 6 months after 
August 23, 2000 (the effective date of AD 2000-14-12), replace the 
upper and lower reading lights in the forward crew rest area with a 
redesigned light fixture, in accordance with McDonnell Douglas Alert 
Service Bulletin MD11-25A233, dated June 9, 1999; or Revision 1, 
dated May 10, 2005. After the effective date of this AD, do the 
replacement in accordance with McDonnell Douglas Alert Service 
Bulletin MD11-25A233, Revision 1, dated May 10, 2005.

    Note 1: McDonnell Douglas Alert Service Bulletin MD11-25A233 
refers to AIM Aviation Service Incorporated Service Bulletin AIM-
MD11-25-2, Revision C, dated March 8, 1999; and Revision D, dated 
March 16, 2005; as additional sources of service information for 
replacing the upper and lower reading lights in the forward crew 
rest area.

New Requirements of This AD

Replacement

    (g) For all airplanes except those identified in paragraph (f) 
of this AD: Within 6 months after the effective date of this AD, do 
the replacement specified in paragraph (f) of this AD.

Parts Installation

    (h) As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install, 
on any airplane, a reading lamp, part number (P/N) 2232, and light 
fixture, P/N 0200500-001.

Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (i)(1) The Manager, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office 
(ACO), FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if 
requested in accordance with the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19.
    (2) Before using any AMOC approved in accordance with 14 CFR 
39.19 on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify the 
appropriate principal inspector in the FAA Flight Standards 
Certificate Holding District Office.
    (3) AMOCs approved previously in accordance with AD 2000-14-12, 
amendment 39-11822, are approved as AMOCs for the corresponding 
provisions of this AD.


    Issued in Renton, Washington, on September 21, 2005.
Ali Bahrami,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 05-19565 Filed 9-29-05; 8:45 am]
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