Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B2 Series Airplanes; A300 B4-103 and B4-203 Airplanes; and A310-203 Airplanes, 75388-75390 [05-24049]

Download as PDF 75388 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 243 / Tuesday, December 20, 2005 / Rules and Regulations 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 Dassault Falcon Jet, P.O. Box 2000, South Hackensack, New Jersey 07606, 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 December 8, 2005. Michael Zielinski, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 05–24150 Filed 12–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2005–22527; Directorate Identifier 2004–NM–04–AD; Amendment 39– 14420; AD 2005–25–27] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B2 Series Airplanes; A300 B4– 103 and B4–203 Airplanes; and A310– 203 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 A300 B2 series airplanes, A300 B4–103 and B4–203 airplanes, and A310–203 airplanes. This AD requires a one-time inspection for missing or incorrect rivets in the structural area affected by conversion from passenger to freight configuration, and corrective action if necessary. This AD results from a report of rivets missing from the passenger-to-freight converted area. We are issuing this AD to prevent structural failure of the main deck and main deck cargo door areas. DATES: This AD becomes effective January 24, 2006. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the AD as of January 24, 2006. ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:09 Dec 19, 2005 Jkt 208001 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 EADS Airbus GmbH, Postfach 95 01 09, 21111 Hamburg, Germany, for service information identified in this AD. Jon Hjelm, 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) 228–7323; fax (516) 794–5531. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 A300 B2 series airplanes, A300 B4–103 and B4– 203 airplanes, and A310–203 airplanes. That NPRM was published in the Federal Register on September 27, 2005 (70 FR 56378). That NPRM proposed to require a one-time inspection for missing or incorrect rivets in the entire structural area affected by conversion from passenger-to-freight configuration, and corrective action if necessary. Comments We provided the public the opportunity to participate in the development of this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of the cost to the public. Clarification of All Operator Telex (AOT) Reference We have clarified the reference to the Airbus AOT, which was cited in the NPRM as Airbus AOT M113–02–007, dated June 21, 2002. The reference to Airbus AOT M113–02–007 parallels the citation for this AOT that was given in German airworthiness directive 2002– 200, dated June 27, 2002, which also addresses the subject of this AD. However, the service bulletins that are referenced as the appropriate source of service information for accomplishing PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 the required actions refer to this same AOT with the number BWED/101/02. Therefore, we have determined that referring to this AOT as ‘‘Airbus A300 B4, A310–200 All Operator Telex BWED/101/02 (LBA Approval, Reference M113–02–007), dated June 21, 2002,’’ will minimize confusion. Conclusion We have carefully reviewed the available data and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD with the change described previously. We have determined that this change will neither increase the economic burden on any operator nor increase the scope of the AD. Costs of Compliance This AD affects about 6 airplanes of U.S. registry. The actions take about 80 work hours per airplane, at an average labor rate of $65 per work hour. Based on these figures, the estimated cost of the AD for U.S. operators is $31,200, or $5,200 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; E:\FR\FM\20DER1.SGM 20DER1 75389 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 243 / Tuesday, December 20, 2005 / Rules and Regulations (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and (3) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. We prepared a regulatory evaluation of the estimated costs to comply with this AD and placed it in the AD docket. See the ADDRESSES section for a location to examine the regulatory evaluation. airplanes, and Model A310–203 airplanes; certificated in any category; as identified in EADS Airbus A300 Alert Service Bulletin DA–53–073, dated June 26, 2002; and EADS Airbus A310 Alert Service Bulletin DA–53– 074, dated June 27, 2002; as applicable. No Reporting Required Unsafe Condition (d) This AD was prompted by a report of rivets missing from the structural area affected by conversion from passenger-tofreight configuration. We are issuing this AD to prevent structural failure of the main deck and main deck cargo door areas. Compliance List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. (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. Adoption of the Amendment Inspection Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: I PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): I 2005–25–27 Airbus: Amendment 39–14420. Docket No. FAA–2005–22527; Directorate Identifier 2004–NM–04–AD. Effective Date (a) This AD becomes effective January 24, 2006. Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to Airbus Model A300 B2–1A, B2–1C, B2K–3C, and B2–203 airplanes; Model A300 B4–103 and B4–203 rivet: Before further flight, repair according to a method approved by either the Manager, New York Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), FAA; or the Luftfahrt-Bundesamt (LBA) (or its delegated agent). (f) Within 300 flight cycles after the effective date of this AD: Do a general visual inspection for missing or incorrect rivets in the structural area affected by conversion from passenger-to-freight configuration identified in Airbus A300 B4, A310–200 All Operator Telex Airbus BWED/101/02 (LBA Approval, Reference M113–02–007), dated June 21, 2002. Do the inspections in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of EADS Alert Service Bulletin DA–53–073, dated June 26, 2002; or EADS Airbus A310 Alert Service Bulletin DA–53– 074, dated June 27, 2002; as applicable. Note 1: For the purposes of this AD, a general visual inspection is: ‘‘A visual examination of an interior or exterior area, installation, or assembly to detect obvious damage, failure, or irregularity. This level of inspection is made from within touching distance unless otherwise specified. A mirror may be necessary to ensure visual access to all surfaces in the inspection area. This level of inspection is made under normally available lighting conditions such as daylight, hangar lighting, flashlight, or droplight and may require removal or opening of access panels or doors. Stands, ladders, or platforms may be required to gain proximity to the area being checked.’’ Corrective Action (g) If any inspection required by paragraph (f) of this AD identifies a missing or incorrect (h) Although the service bulletins referenced in this AD specify to submit certain information to the manufacturer, this AD does not include that requirement. Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (i)(1) The Manager, New York 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 § 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 (j) German airworthiness directive 2002– 200, dated June 27, 2002, also addresses the subject of this AD. Material Incorporated by Reference (k) You must use the service information listed in Table 1 of this AD 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 these documents in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. Contact EADS Airbus GmbH, Postfach 95 01 09, 21111 Hamburg, Germany, 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. TABLE 1.—MATERIAL INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE Service document Date Airbus A300 B2, A310–200 All Operator Telex BWED/101/02 (LBA Approval, Reference M113–02–007) ................................. EADS Airbus A300 Alert Service Bulletin DA–53–073 .................................................................................................................. EADS Airbus A310 Alert Service Bulletin DA–53–074 .................................................................................................................. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:09 Dec 19, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\20DER1.SGM 20DER1 June 21, 2002. June 26, 2002. June 27, 2002. 75390 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 243 / Tuesday, December 20, 2005 / Rules and Regulations Issued in Renton, Washington, on December 8, 2005. Michael Zielinski, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 05–24049 Filed 12–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION dms.dot.gov. The docket number is FAA–2005–21836; Directorate Identifier 2005–CE–36–AD. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Davison, Aerospace Engineer, ACE–112, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329– 4130; facsimile: (816) 329–4090. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Federal Aviation Administration Discussion 14 CFR Part 39 What events have caused this AD? The Civil Aviation Office, which is the airworthiness authority for Poland, recently notified FAA that an unsafe condition may exist on all Przedsiebiorstwo DoswiadczalnoProdukcyjne Szybownictwa ‘‘PZLBielsko’’ Model SZD–50–3 ‘‘Puchacz’’ gliders. The Civil Aviation Office reports a broken turnbuckle on a glider performing rudder operations in flight. Specifically, material fatigue caused the end of the turnbuckle that connects the rudder cable with rear seat, right-side pedal to break. Occupants, because of glider design, may have stepped on the rudder cable while entering or exiting the glider, putting stress on the turnbuckle link. This may have contributed to the material fatigue. What is the potential impact if FAA took no action? Cracks or wear in the turnbuckle link could result in failure of the rudder cable. This failure could lead to loss of control of the glider. Has FAA taken any action to this point? We issued a proposal to amend part 39 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 39) to include an AD that would apply to all ‘‘PZLBielsko’’ Model SZD–50–3 ‘‘Puchacz’’ gliders. This proposal was published in the Federal Register as a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on August 10, 2005 (70 FR 46439). The NPRM proposed to detect and correct cracks in the turnbuckle link that could result in failure of the rudder cable. This failure could lead to loss of control of the glider. [Docket No. FAA–2005–21836; Directorate Identifier 2005–CE–36–AD; Amendment 39– 14415; AD 2005–25–22] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Przedsiebiorstwo DoswiadczalnoProdukcyjne Szybownictwa ‘‘PZLBielsko’’ Model SZD–50–3 ‘‘Puchacz’’ Gliders Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Przedsiebiorstwo DoswiadczalnoProdukcyjne Szybownictwa ‘‘PZLBielsko’’ Model SZD–50–3 ‘‘Puchacz’’ gliders. This AD requires you to perform a visual inspection of the turnbuckle link for cracks or wear and replace if cracks or wear is found. This action only applies to those gliders where the turnbuckle is directly connected to the pedal. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the airworthiness authority for Poland. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the turnbuckle link, which could result in failure of the rudder cable. This failure could lead to loss of control of the glider. This AD becomes effective on January 27, 2006. As of January 27, 2006, the Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the regulation. ADDRESSES: To get the service information identified in this AD, contact Allstar PZL Glider Sp. z o.o., ul.Ciexzynska 325, 43–300 BielskoBiala, Poland; telephone: 43 33 812 50 26; facsimile: 48 33 812 37 39; Web site: http://www.szd.com.pl. To view the AD docket, go to the Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590– 001 or on the Internet at http:// DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:09 Dec 19, 2005 Jkt 208001 Comments Was the public invited to comment? We provided the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We received no comments on the proposal or on the determination of the cost to the public. Conclusion What is FAA’s final determination on this issue? We have carefully reviewed the available data and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD as proposed except for minor editorial corrections. We have PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 determined that these minor corrections: —Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM for correcting the unsafe condition; and —Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already proposed in the NPRM. Changes to 14 CFR Part 39—Effect on the AD How does the revision to 14 CFR part 39 affect this AD? On July 10, 2002, the FAA published a new version of 14 CFR part 39 (67 FR 47997, July 22, 2002), which governs the 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 gliders does this AD impact? We estimate that this AD affects 8 gliders in the U.S. registry. What is the cost impact of this AD on owners/operators of the affected gliders? We estimate the following costs to do this inspection: Labor cost Total cost per glider Total cost on U.S. operators 1 workhour × $65 = $65 ...... $65 $520 We estimate the following costs to do any necessary replacements that would be required based on the results of this inspection. We have no way of determining the number of gliders that may need this repair/replacement: Labor cost Parts cost Total cost per glider 1 workhour × $65 = $65 ...... $20 $85 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 E:\FR\FM\20DER1.SGM 20DER1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2005-22527; Directorate Identifier 2004-NM-04-AD; 
Amendment 39-14420; AD 2005-25-27]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B2 Series Airplanes; 
A300 B4-103 and B4-203 Airplanes; and A310-203 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 A300 B2 series airplanes, A300 B4-103 and B4-203 
airplanes, and A310-203 airplanes. This AD requires a one-time 
inspection for missing or incorrect rivets in the structural area 
affected by conversion from passenger to freight configuration, and 
corrective action if necessary. This AD results from a report of rivets 
missing from the passenger-to-freight converted area. We are issuing 
this AD to prevent structural failure of the main deck and main deck 
cargo door areas.

DATES: This AD becomes effective January 24, 2006.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in the AD as of January 24, 
2006.

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 EADS Airbus GmbH, Postfach 95 01 09, 21111 Hamburg, 
Germany, for service information identified in this AD.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jon Hjelm, 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) 228-7323; fax (516) 794-5531.

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 
A300 B2 series airplanes, A300 B4-103 and B4-203 airplanes, and A310-
203 airplanes. That NPRM was published in the Federal Register on 
September 27, 2005 (70 FR 56378). That NPRM proposed to require a one-
time inspection for missing or incorrect rivets in the entire 
structural area affected by conversion from passenger-to-freight 
configuration, and corrective action if necessary.

Comments

    We provided the public the opportunity to participate in the 
development of this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM or on the 
determination of the cost to the public.

Clarification of All Operator Telex (AOT) Reference

    We have clarified the reference to the Airbus AOT, which was cited 
in the NPRM as Airbus AOT M113-02-007, dated June 21, 2002. The 
reference to Airbus AOT M113-02-007 parallels the citation for this AOT 
that was given in German airworthiness directive 2002-200, dated June 
27, 2002, which also addresses the subject of this AD. However, the 
service bulletins that are referenced as the appropriate source of 
service information for accomplishing the required actions refer to 
this same AOT with the number BWED/101/02. Therefore, we have 
determined that referring to this AOT as ``Airbus A300 B4, A310-200 All 
Operator Telex BWED/101/02 (LBA Approval, Reference M113-02-007), dated 
June 21, 2002,'' will minimize confusion.

Conclusion

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

Costs of Compliance

    This AD affects about 6 airplanes of U.S. registry. The actions 
take about 80 work hours per airplane, at an average labor rate of $65 
per work hour. Based on these figures, the estimated cost of the AD for 
U.S. operators is $31,200, or $5,200 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;

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    (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):

2005-25-27 Airbus: Amendment 39-14420. Docket No. FAA-2005-22527; 
Directorate Identifier 2004-NM-04-AD.

Effective Date

    (a) This AD becomes effective January 24, 2006.

Affected ADs

    (b) None.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to Airbus Model A300 B2-1A, B2-1C, B2K-3C, 
and B2-203 airplanes; Model A300 B4-103 and B4-203 airplanes, and 
Model A310-203 airplanes; certificated in any category; as 
identified in EADS Airbus A300 Alert Service Bulletin DA-53-073, 
dated June 26, 2002; and EADS Airbus A310 Alert Service Bulletin DA-
53-074, dated June 27, 2002; as applicable.

Unsafe Condition

    (d) This AD was prompted by a report of rivets missing from the 
structural area affected by conversion from passenger-to-freight 
configuration. We are issuing this AD to prevent structural failure 
of the main deck and main deck cargo door areas.

Compliance

    (e) You are responsible for having the actions required by this 
AD performed within the compliance times specified, unless the 
actions have already been done.

Inspection

    (f) Within 300 flight cycles after the effective date of this 
AD: Do a general visual inspection for missing or incorrect rivets 
in the structural area affected by conversion from passenger-to-
freight configuration identified in Airbus A300 B4, A310-200 All 
Operator Telex Airbus BWED/101/02 (LBA Approval, Reference M113-02-
007), dated June 21, 2002. Do the inspections in accordance with the 
Accomplishment Instructions of EADS Alert Service Bulletin DA-53-
073, dated June 26, 2002; or EADS Airbus A310 Alert Service Bulletin 
DA-53-074, dated June 27, 2002; as applicable.

    Note 1: For the purposes of this AD, a general visual inspection 
is: ``A visual examination of an interior or exterior area, 
installation, or assembly to detect obvious damage, failure, or 
irregularity. This level of inspection is made from within touching 
distance unless otherwise specified. A mirror may be necessary to 
ensure visual access to all surfaces in the inspection area. This 
level of inspection is made under normally available lighting 
conditions such as daylight, hangar lighting, flashlight, or 
droplight and may require removal or opening of access panels or 
doors. Stands, ladders, or platforms may be required to gain 
proximity to the area being checked.''

Corrective Action

    (g) If any inspection required by paragraph (f) of this AD 
identifies a missing or incorrect rivet: Before further flight, 
repair according to a method approved by either the Manager, New 
York Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), FAA; or the Luftfahrt-
Bundesamt (LBA) (or its delegated agent).

No Reporting Required

    (h) Although the service bulletins referenced in this AD specify 
to submit certain information to the manufacturer, this AD does not 
include that requirement.

Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (i)(1) The Manager, New York 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 Sec.  
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

    (j) German airworthiness directive 2002-200, dated June 27, 
2002, also addresses the subject of this AD.

Material Incorporated by Reference

    (k) You must use the service information listed in Table 1 of 
this AD 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 these documents in 
accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. Contact EADS 
Airbus GmbH, Postfach 95 01 09, 21111 Hamburg, Germany, 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.

              Table 1.--Material Incorporated by Reference
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            Service document                           Date
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Airbus A300 B2, A310-200 All Operator    June 21, 2002.
 Telex BWED/101/02 (LBA Approval,
 Reference M113-02-007).
EADS Airbus A300 Alert Service Bulletin  June 26, 2002.
 DA-53-073.
EADS Airbus A310 Alert Service Bulletin  June 27, 2002.
 DA-53-074.
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    Issued in Renton, Washington, on December 8, 2005.
Michael Zielinski,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
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