Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A320-111 Airplanes; and Model A320-200, A321-100, and A321-200 Series Airplanes, 59236-59237 [05-20067]

Download as PDF 59236 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 12, 2005 / Rules and Regulations further flight, repair per a method approved by either the Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the DGAC (or its delegated agent). Within 1,480 flight cycles or 7,400 flight hours, whichever is first, after repair of any cracking, perform an ultrasonic inspection as required by paragraph (g) of this AD. Repeat the ultrasonic inspection thereafter at intervals not to exceed 1,480 flight cycles or 7,400 flight hours, whichever is first. No Reporting Required (i) Although Airbus Service Bulletin A340– 57–4087, dated November 21, 2003, specifies submitting an inspection report to the manufacturer, this AD does not include that requirement. Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (j)(1) 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. (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. Related Information (k) French airworthiness directive F–2005– 007, dated January 5, 2005, also addresses the subject of this AD. Material Incorporated by Reference (l) You must use Airbus Service Bulletin A340–57–4087, including Appendix 01, dated November 21, 2003, 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 Airbus, 1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France, 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/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Renton, Washington, on September 28, 2005. Kalene C. Yanamura, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 05–20073 Filed 10–11–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:47 Oct 11, 2005 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 Discussion [Docket No. FAA–2005–21862; Directorate Identifier 2005–NM–091–AD; Amendment 39–14333; AD 2005–20–36] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A320–111 Airplanes; and Model A320– 200, A321–100, and A321–200 Series Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A320–111 airplanes; and Model A320–200, A321–100, and A321– 200 series airplanes. This AD requires installing a bonding lead between the low pressure valve and the adjacent pipe assembly in each wing. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent an ignition source for fuel vapor in the wing, which could result in fire or explosion in the adjacent wing fuel tank. DATES: This AD becomes effective November 16, 2005. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in the AD as of November 16, 2005. ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// dms.dot.gov or in person at the Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street SW., Nassif Building, room PL–401, Washington, DC. Contact Airbus, 1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France, for service information identified in this AD. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dan Rodina, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98055–4056; telephone (425) 227–2125; fax (425) 227–1149. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Examining the Docket You may examine the airworthiness directive (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 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4700 (telephone (800) 647–5227) is located on the plaza level of the Nassif Building at the street address stated in the ADDRESSES section. Sfmt 4700 The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to include an AD that would apply to certain Airbus Model A320– 111 airplanes; and Model A320–200, A321–100, and A321–200 series airplanes. That NPRM was published in the Federal Register on July 19, 2005 (70 FR 41352). That NPRM proposed to require installing a bonding lead between the low pressure valve and the adjacent pipe assembly in each wing. Comments We provided the public the opportunity to participate in the development of this AD. We have considered the comment received. Request to Allow Credit for Use of Original Issue of Service Bulletin One commenter requests that we give credit for actions accomplished prior to the effective date of the AD using Airbus Service Bulletin A320–28–1055, dated July 12, 1993. The commenter contends that such credit is permitted by French airworthiness directive F–2005–058, dated April 13, 2005. We agree with this request. We have reviewed the original issue of the service bulletin and determined that no significant technical changes were made in the issuance of Airbus Service Bulletin A320–28–1055, Revision 1, dated March 8, 1994. Therefore, we have added new paragraph (g) to give credit as specified and re-identified existing paragraphs (g) and (h) to (h)(1) and (i) in this AD. Clarification of Alternative Method of Compliance (AMOC) Paragraph We have revised this action to clarify the appropriate procedure for notifying the principal inspector before using any approved AMOC on any airplane to which the AMOC applies. Conclusion We have carefully reviewed the available data, including the comment received, and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD with the changes described previously. We have determined that these changes will neither increase the economic burden on any operator nor increase the scope of the AD. Costs of Compliance This AD will affect about 403 airplanes of U.S. registry. The required E:\FR\FM\12OCR1.SGM 12OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 12, 2005 / Rules and Regulations actions will take about 2 work hours per airplane, at an average labor rate of $65 per work hour. Required parts will be obtained from operator stores. Based on these figures, the estimated cost of the AD for U.S. operators is $52,390, or $130 per airplane. Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the Agency’s authority. We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in subtitle VII, part A, subpart III, section 44701, ‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. Regulatory Findings We have determined that this AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and (3) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. We prepared a regulatory evaluation of the estimated costs to comply with this AD 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, I VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:10 Oct 11, 2005 Jkt 208001 the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): I 2005–20–36 Airbus: Amendment 39–14333. Docket No. FAA–2005–21862; Directorate Identifier 2005–NM–091–AD. Effective Date (a) This AD becomes effective November 16, 2005. Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to Airbus Model A320– 111, –211, –212, –214, –231, –232, and –233 airplanes, and Model A321–111, –112, –131, –211, and –231 airplanes, certificated in any category; except those airplanes on which Airbus Modification 23645 has been incorporated in production. Unsafe Condition (d) This AD was prompted by the results of fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent an ignition source for fuel vapor in the wing, which could result in fire or explosion in the adjacent wing fuel tank. 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. Installation of Bonding Lead (f) Within 56 months after the effective date of this AD, install a bonding lead between the low pressure valve and the adjacent pipe assembly in each wing, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Airbus Service Bulletin A320– 28–1055, Revision 1, dated March 8, 1994. Actions Accomplished Using Original Issue of Service Bulletin (g) Actions accomplished prior to the effective date of this AD in accordance with Airbus Service Bulletin A320–28–1055, dated July 12, 1993, are considered acceptable for compliance with the corresponding actions required by paragraph (f) of this AD. Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (h)(1) 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. PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 59237 (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. Related Information (i) French airworthiness directive F–2005– 058, dated April 13, 2005, also addresses the subject of this AD. Material Incorporated by Reference (j) You must use Airbus Service Bulletin A320–28–1055, Revision 1, dated March 8, 1994, 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 Airbus, 1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France, 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. Issued in Renton, Washington, on September 28, 2005. Kalene C. Yanamura, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 196 (Wednesday, October 12, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2005-21862; Directorate Identifier 2005-NM-091-AD; 
Amendment 39-14333; AD 2005-20-36]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A320-111 Airplanes; and 
Model A320-200, A321-100, and A321-200 Series Airplanes

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for 
certain Airbus Model A320-111 airplanes; and Model A320-200, A321-100, 
and A321-200 series airplanes. This AD requires installing a bonding 
lead between the low pressure valve and the adjacent pipe assembly in 
each wing. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the 
manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent an ignition source for 
fuel vapor in the wing, which could result in fire or explosion in the 
adjacent wing fuel tank.

DATES: This AD becomes effective November 16, 2005.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in the AD as of November 16, 
2005.

ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://
dms.dot.gov or in person at the Docket Management Facility, U.S. 
Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street SW., Nassif Building, 
room PL-401, Washington, DC.
    Contact Airbus, 1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, 
France, for service information identified in this AD.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dan Rodina, Aerospace Engineer, 
International Branch, ANM-116, FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 
1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98055-4056; telephone (425) 
227-2125; fax (425) 227-1149.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Examining the Docket

    You may examine the airworthiness directive (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 street address stated in the ADDRESSES section.

Discussion

    The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 
CFR part 39 to include an AD that would apply to certain Airbus Model 
A320-111 airplanes; and Model A320-200, A321-100, and A321-200 series 
airplanes. That NPRM was published in the Federal Register on July 19, 
2005 (70 FR 41352). That NPRM proposed to require installing a bonding 
lead between the low pressure valve and the adjacent pipe assembly in 
each wing.

Comments

    We provided the public the opportunity to participate in the 
development of this AD. We have considered the comment received.

Request to Allow Credit for Use of Original Issue of Service Bulletin

    One commenter requests that we give credit for actions accomplished 
prior to the effective date of the AD using Airbus Service Bulletin 
A320-28-1055, dated July 12, 1993. The commenter contends that such 
credit is permitted by French airworthiness directive F-2005-058, dated 
April 13, 2005.
    We agree with this request. We have reviewed the original issue of 
the service bulletin and determined that no significant technical 
changes were made in the issuance of Airbus Service Bulletin A320-28-
1055, Revision 1, dated March 8, 1994. Therefore, we have added new 
paragraph (g) to give credit as specified and re-identified existing 
paragraphs (g) and (h) to (h)(1) and (i) in this AD.

Clarification of Alternative Method of Compliance (AMOC) Paragraph

    We have revised this action to clarify the appropriate procedure 
for notifying the principal inspector before using any approved AMOC on 
any airplane to which the AMOC applies.

Conclusion

    We have carefully reviewed the available data, including the 
comment received, and determined that air safety and the public 
interest require adopting the AD with the changes described previously. 
We have determined that these changes will neither increase the 
economic burden on any operator nor increase the scope of the AD.

Costs of Compliance

    This AD will affect about 403 airplanes of U.S. registry. The 
required

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actions will take about 2 work hours per airplane, at an average labor 
rate of $65 per work hour. Required parts will be obtained from 
operator stores. Based on these figures, the estimated cost of the AD 
for U.S. operators is $52,390, or $130 per airplane.

Authority for This Rulemaking

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

Regulatory Findings

    We have determined that this AD will not have federalism 
implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a 
substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between 
the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power 
and responsibilities among the various levels of government.
    For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD:
    (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive 
Order 12866;
    (2) Is not a ``significant rule'' under DOT Regulatory Policies and 
Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and
    (3) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or 
negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
    We prepared a regulatory evaluation of the estimated costs to 
comply with this AD 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):

2005-20-36 Airbus: Amendment 39-14333. Docket No. FAA-2005-21862; 
Directorate Identifier 2005-NM-091-AD.

Effective Date

    (a) This AD becomes effective November 16, 2005.

Affected ADs

    (b) None.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to Airbus Model A320-111, -211, -212, -214, 
-231, -232, and -233 airplanes, and Model A321-111, -112, -131, -
211, and -231 airplanes, certificated in any category; except those 
airplanes on which Airbus Modification 23645 has been incorporated 
in production.

Unsafe Condition

    (d) This AD was prompted by the results of fuel system reviews 
conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent an 
ignition source for fuel vapor in the wing, which could result in 
fire or explosion in the adjacent wing fuel tank.

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.

Installation of Bonding Lead

    (f) Within 56 months after the effective date of this AD, 
install a bonding lead between the low pressure valve and the 
adjacent pipe assembly in each wing, in accordance with the 
Accomplishment Instructions of Airbus Service Bulletin A320-28-1055, 
Revision 1, dated March 8, 1994.

Actions Accomplished Using Original Issue of Service Bulletin

    (g) Actions accomplished prior to the effective date of this AD 
in accordance with Airbus Service Bulletin A320-28-1055, dated July 
12, 1993, are considered acceptable for compliance with the 
corresponding actions required by paragraph (f) of this AD.

Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (h)(1) 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.
    (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.

Related Information

    (i) French airworthiness directive F-2005-058, dated April 13, 
2005, also addresses the subject of this AD.

Material Incorporated by Reference

    (j) You must use Airbus Service Bulletin A320-28-1055, Revision 
1, dated March 8, 1994, 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 Airbus, 1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, 
France, 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.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on September 28, 2005.
Kalene C. Yanamura,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
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