Airworthiness Directives; Short Brothers Model SD3-60 SHERPA, SD3-SHERPA, and SD3-60 Airplanes, 6194-6197 [06-992]

Download as PDF 6194 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 25 / Tuesday, February 7, 2006 / Rules and Regulations Actions Compliance (3) If you choose not to utilize the Aero Advantage vacuum pump monitoring system per STC SA10126SC, then do the following: (i) Remove the Airplane Flight Manual Supplement (AFMS) for STC SA10126SC and the placard for the vacuum pump monitoring system. (ii) Complete the appropriate logbook entry and Form 337 to show that the airplane is no longer equipped with STC SA10126SC. (4) If you choose to utilize the Aero Advantage vacuum pump monitoring system per STC SA10126SC, then do the following: (i) Connect the replacement vacuum pump to the vacuum pump monitoring system. (ii) Make the following notation to the front of the AFMS for STC SA10126SC: ‘‘The Aero Advantage vacuum pump was removed to comply with AD 2005–**–**, and this AFMS now gives instructions for the operation of the vacuum pump monitoring system with a replacement vacuum pump.’’ (iii) Attach a copy of the Phoenix Group Service Bulletin No. 05–01, dated November 22, 2005, to the AFMS for STC SA10126SC. (5) Do not install any Aero Advantage ADV200 series (P/Ns ADV211CC and ADV212CW) vacuum pump. Prior to further flight after removing any Aero Advantage ADV200 series vacuum pump. Not Applicable. Prior to further flight after removing any Aero Advantage ADV200 series vacuum pump. Connect the vacuum pump monitoring system with the procedures in Phoenix Group, Service Bulletin No. 05–01, dated November 22, 2005. As of March 10, 2006 (the effective date of this AD). Not Applicable. dsatterwhite on PROD1PC65 with RULES May I Request an Alternative Method of Compliance? (f) The Manager, Special Certification Office, Rotorcraft Directorate, FAA, has the authority to approve alternative methods of compliance for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. For information on any already approved alternative methods of compliance, contact Peter Hakala, Aerospace Engineer, Special Certification Office, Rotorcraft Directorate, FAA, 2601 Meacham Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas 76193–0190; telephone: (817) 222– 5145; facsimile: (817) 222–5785. May I Get Copies of the Document Referenced in This AD? (g) If you choose to utilize the vacuum pump monitoring system, you must connect the replacement vacuum pump with the instructions in Phoenix Group, Service Bulletin No. 05–01, dated November 22, 2005. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of this service bulletin in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. To get a copy of this service information, contact Phoenix Group, 9608 Taxiway Dr., Granbury, TX 76049; e-mail: phoenixgroup2@yahoo.com. To review copies of this service information, go to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/ code_of_federal_regulations/ ibr_locations.html or call (202) 741–6030. To view the AD docket, go to the Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:29 Feb 06, 2006 Jkt 208001 Procedures Nassif Building, Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590–001 or on the Internet at http:// dms.dot.gov. The docket number is FAA– 200520440; Directorate Identifier 2005–CE– 05–AD. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on January 26, 2006. David R. Showers, Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 06–957 Filed 2–6–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2005–22875; Directorate Identifier 2005–NM–179–AD; Amendment 39–14469; AD 2006–03–05] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Short Brothers Model SD3–60 SHERPA, SD3–SHERPA, and SD3–60 Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Short Brothers PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Model SD3–60 and SD3-SHERPA airplanes. That AD currently requires an inspection of the fork end of the rear pintle pin on each main landing gear (MLG) to verify that sealant is properly applied and is undamaged, and related investigative/corrective actions if necessary. This new AD requires an additional inspection for correctly applied sealant on the MLG rear pintle pin assemblies, and related investigative/corrective actions if necessary. This AD also expands the applicability of the existing AD. This AD results from a new report of a cracked pintle pin fork end. We are issuing this AD to prevent stresscorrosion cracking and subsequent failure of the MLG. DATES: This AD becomes effective March 14, 2006. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the AD as of March 14, 2006. On March 18, 1993 (58 FR 7983, February 11, 1993), the Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of Shorts SD3–60 Service Bulletin SD360–32–33, dated August 7, 1992. 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, E:\FR\FM\07FER1.SGM 07FER1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 25 / Tuesday, February 7, 2006 / Rules and Regulations SW., Nassif Building, room PL–401, Washington, DC. Contact Short Brothers, Airworthiness & Engineering Quality, P.O. Box 241, Airport Road, Belfast BT3 9DZ, Northern Ireland, for service information identified in this AD. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dan Rodina, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 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 supersedes AD 93–02–03, amendment 39–8485 (58 FR 7983, February 11, 1993). The existing AD applies to all Short Brothers Model SD3–60 and SD3– SHERPA airplanes. That NPRM was published in the Federal Register on November 9, 2005 (70 FR 67949). That NPRM proposed to continue to require an inspection of the fork end of the rear pintle pin on each main landing gear (MLG) to verify that sealant is properly applied and is undamaged, and related investigative/corrective actions if necessary. That NPRM also proposed to require an inspection for correctly 6195 applied sealant on the MLG rear pintle pin assemblies, and related investigative/corrective actions if necessary; it also proposed to expand the applicability of the existing AD. Comments We provided the public the opportunity to participate in the development of this AD. No comments have been received on the NPRM or on the determination of the cost to the public. Conclusion We have carefully reviewed the available data and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD as proposed. Costs of Compliance The following table provides the estimated costs for U.S. operators to comply with this AD. ESTIMATED COSTS Action Inspection—(required by AD 93–02–03) .... Inspection—(new action) ............................ 1 1 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. dsatterwhite on PROD1PC65 with RULES 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, VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:29 Feb 06, 2006 Average labor rate per hour Work hours Jkt 208001 $65 65 Parts None ........... None ........... 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. Number of U.S. pregistered airplanes Cost per airplane $65 65 42 42 Fleet cost $2,730 2,730 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 removing amendment 39–8485 (58 FR 7983, February 11, 1993) and by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): I 2006–03–05 Short Brothers PLC: Amendment 39–14469. Docket No. FAA–2005–22875; Directorate Identifier 2005–NM–179–AD. Effective Date (a) This AD becomes effective March 14, 2006. Affected ADs (b) This AD supersedes AD 93–02–03. Adoption of the Amendment Applicability (c) This AD applies to all Shorts Model SD3–60 SHERPA, SD3–SHERPA, and SD3– 60 airplanes, certificated in any category. Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: Unsafe Condition (d) This AD results from a new report of a cracked pintle pin fork end. We are issuing this AD to prevent stress-corrosion cracking I PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\07FER1.SGM 07FER1 6196 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 25 / Tuesday, February 7, 2006 / Rules and Regulations and subsequent failure of the main landing gear (MLG). International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA. Compliance New Requirements of This AD (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 (g) For all airplanes: Within 3 months after the effective date of this AD, do a general visual inspection of the MLG rear pintle pin assemblies for correctly applied sealant, in accordance with Shorts Service Bulletin SD360–32–37, SD3 Sherpa–32–5, or SD360 Sherpa–32–4, all dated July 2004, as applicable. (1) If the sealant is applied correctly: This AD requires no further work. (2) If the sealant is applied incorrectly: Within 12 months after the effective date of this AD, do a magnetic flaw detection inspection to detect cracks of the rear pintle pin fork ends, in accordance with the service bulletin. If any cracked pintle pin fork end is found: Replace it before further flight with a serviceable part that has been inspected in accordance with the requirements of this AD. Restatement of Requirements of AD 93–02– 03 Inspection (f) For Model SD3–60 and SD3–SHERPA airplanes: Within 300 hours’ time-in-service or 30 days after March 18, 1993 (the effective date of AD 93–02–03), whichever occurs first, perform a visual inspection of the fork end of the rear pintle pin on each MLG to verify that an undamaged fillet of sealant is properly applied around the flanges of the bronze bushings, in accordance with Shorts SD3–60 Service Bulletin SD360–32–33, dated August 7, 1992. (1) If an undamaged fillet of properly applied sealant is found: No further action is required by this AD. (2) If no fillet of sealant is found at the joint line, or if a damaged fillet of sealant is found: Prior to the accumulation of 1,200 hours’ time-in-service or 120 days after accomplishing the inspection required by paragraph (f) of this AD, whichever occurs first, remove the bushings and perform a magnetic non-destructive testing (NDT) inspection to detect faults of the bores in the fork end, in accordance with the service bulletin. If faults are found as a result of the NDT inspection, prior to further flight, repair the fork end of the rear pintle pin in a manner approved by the Manager, 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.’’ Note 2: The service bulletins identified in paragraph (g) of this AD refer to Messier Dowty Special Inspection Service Bulletin 32–70SD, Revision 1, dated July 3, 1995, as an additional source of service information for the inspection and corrective actions. (h) If any crack is detected during any inspection required by this AD and the service information specifies to contact the manufacturer for repair instructions: Before further flight, repair using a method approved by either the Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) (or its delegated agent). Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (i)(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 § 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) British airworthiness directive G–2004– 0022, dated August 25, 2004, also addresses the subject of this AD. Material Incorporated by Reference (k) You must use the service information identified in Table 1 of this AD to perform the actions that are required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. TABLE 1.—ALL MATERIAL INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE Shorts service bulletin Date SD3 Sherpa–32–5, including Messier Dowty Special Inspection Service Bulletin 32–70SD, Revision 1, dated July 3, 1995 ...... SD360 Sherpa–32–4, including Messier Dowty Special Inspection Service Bulletin 32–70SD, Revision 1, dated July 3, 1995 .. SD360–32–33 ................................................................................................................................................................................... SD360–32–37, including Messier Dowty Special Inspection Service Bulletin 32–70SD, Revision 1, dated July 3, 1995 ............. July 2004 July 2004. August 7, 1992. July 2004. (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of the documents identified in Table 2 of this AD in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. TABLE 2.—NEW MATERIAL INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE Shorts service bulletin Date dsatterwhite on PROD1PC65 with RULES SD3 Sherpa–32–5, including Messier Dowty Special Inspection Service Bulletin 32–70SD, Revision 1, dated July 3, 1995 ...... SD360 Sherpa–32–4, including Messier Dowty Special Inspection Service Bulletin 32–70SD, Revision 1, dated July 3, 1995 .. SD360–32–37, including Messier Dowty Special Inspection Service Bulletin 32–70SD, Revision 1, dated July 3, 1995 ............. (2) On March 18, 1993 (58 FR 7983, February 11, 1993), the Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of Shorts SD3–60 Service Bulletin SD360–32–33, dated August 7, 1992. (3) Contact Short Brothers, Airworthiness & Engineering Quality, P.O. Box 241, Airport Road, Belfast BT3 9DZ, Northern Ireland, for a copy of this service information. You may review copies at the Docket Management VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:29 Feb 06, 2006 Jkt 208001 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/ PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 code_of_federal_regulations/ ibr_locations.html. E:\FR\FM\07FER1.SGM 07FER1 July 2004. July 2004. July 2004. Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 25 / Tuesday, February 7, 2006 / Rules and Regulations Issued in Renton, Washington, on January 24, 2006. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 06–992 Filed 2–6–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service 26 CFR Parts 1 and 602 [TD 9249] RIN 1545–AR82 Escrow Funds and Other Similar Funds Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Final regulations. AGENCY: dsatterwhite on PROD1PC65 with RULES SUMMARY: This document contains final regulations relating to the taxation and reporting of income earned on qualified settlement funds and certain other escrow accounts, trusts, and funds, and other related rules. The final regulations affect qualified settlement funds, escrow accounts established in connection with sales of property, disputed ownership funds, and the parties to these escrow accounts, trusts, and funds. DATES: Effective Date: These regulations are effective February 3, 2006. Applicability Dates: For dates of applicability, see §§ 1.468B–5(c), 1.468B–7(f), and 1.468B–9(j). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Shevak or A. Katharine Jacob Kiss, (202) 622–4930 (not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Paperwork Reduction Act The collections of information contained in these final regulations have been reviewed and approved by the Office of Management and Budget in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3507(d)) under control number 1545–1631. The collections of information in §§ 1.468B– 1(k)(2) and 1.468B–9(c)(2)(ii) are to obtain benefits and the collection of information in § 1.468B–9(g) is mandatory. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid control number assigned by the Office of Management and Budget. The estimated annual burden per respondent is .40 hours. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:29 Feb 06, 2006 Jkt 208001 Comments concerning the accuracy of this burden estimate and suggestions for reducing this burden should be sent to the Internal Revenue Service, Attn: IRS Reports Clearance Officer, SE:W:CAR:MP:T:T:SP, Washington, DC 20224, and to the Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Desk Officer for the Department of the Treasury, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Washington, DC 20503. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103. Background This document contains amendments to 26 CFR part 1 under section 468B of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). This document does not adopt § 1.468B–6 of a notice of proposed rulemaking (REG– 209619–93) published in the Federal Register on February 1, 1999 (64 FR 4801), relating to the current taxation and reporting of income earned on qualified settlement funds and certain other escrow accounts, trusts, and funds, which is withdrawn and reproposed by a notice of proposed rulemaking published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register. This document also does not adopt § 1.468B– 8 of the notice of proposed rulemaking, which is reserved. Section 468B was added to the Code by section 1807(a)(7)(A) of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, Public Law 99–514 (100 Stat. 2814), and was amended by section 1018(f) of the Technical and Miscellaneous Revenue Act of 1988, Public Law 100–647 (102 Stat. 3582). Section 468B(g) provides that nothing in any provision of law shall be construed as providing that an escrow account, settlement fund, or similar fund is not subject to current income taxation, and that the Secretary shall prescribe regulations providing for the taxation of such accounts or funds, whether as a grantor trust or otherwise. On December 23, 1992, final regulations (TD 8459) under section 468B(g) concerning the taxation of qualified settlement funds (QSF) were published in the Federal Register (57 FR 60983) (the QSF regulations). The QSF regulations do not address the taxation of other types of escrow accounts, trusts, or funds. The preamble to the QSF regulations states that future regulations would address the income tax treatment of accounts, trusts, or funds other than QSFs, specifically, escrow accounts used in the sale of PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 6197 property and section 1031 qualified escrow accounts. On February 1, 1999, the IRS and the Treasury Department published a notice of proposed rulemaking (REG–209619– 93) in the Federal Register (64 FR 4801) regarding the proposed income tax treatment of these other funds. The proposed regulations provide rules for taxing income earned by (1) qualified escrow accounts and qualified trusts used in deferred like-kind exchanges under section 1031, (2) pre-closing escrows used in sales or exchanges of real or personal property, (3) contingentat-closing escrows established on account of contingencies existing at the closing of certain sales of business or investment property, and (4) disputed ownership funds established under the jurisdiction of a court to hold money or property subject to disputed claims of ownership. Additionally, the proposed regulations provide rules permitting a transferor to a QSF to elect taxation of the QSF as a grantor trust. Written comments responding to the notice of proposed rulemaking were received. A public hearing was held on May 12, 1999. After consideration of the comments, the proposed regulations are adopted as revised by this Treasury decision. Explanation of Provisions and Summary of Comments 1. Election To Treat a Qualified Settlement Fund as a Grantor Trust Under § 1.468B–1(k) The proposed regulations provide that, if there is only one transferor to a qualified settlement fund, the transferor may make an election to treat the qualified settlement fund as a grantor trust, all of which is treated as owned by the transferor (a grantor trust election). The election may be revoked only for compelling circumstances upon consent of the Commissioner by private letter ruling. Commentators recommended expanding the scope of the grantor trust election by allowing the election even if there are multiple transferors to a qualified settlement fund. Certain commentators suggested that this rule could be limited to situations in which all of the grantors are members of the same consolidated group. These comments were not adopted because they would result in undue complexity. For example, extending the grantor trust election to multiple-transferor trusts would require the allocation of items of income, deduction and credit (including capital gains and losses) among the various transferors. Although § 1.671–3 of the Income Tax Regulations contains E:\FR\FM\07FER1.SGM 07FER1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2005-22875; Directorate Identifier 2005-NM-179-AD; 
Amendment 39-14469; AD 2006-03-05]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Short Brothers Model SD3-60 SHERPA, 
SD3-SHERPA, and SD3-60 Airplanes

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive 
(AD), which applies to all Short Brothers Model SD3-60 and SD3-SHERPA 
airplanes. That AD currently requires an inspection of the fork end of 
the rear pintle pin on each main landing gear (MLG) to verify that 
sealant is properly applied and is undamaged, and related 
investigative/corrective actions if necessary. This new AD requires an 
additional inspection for correctly applied sealant on the MLG rear 
pintle pin assemblies, and related investigative/corrective actions if 
necessary. This AD also expands the applicability of the existing AD. 
This AD results from a new report of a cracked pintle pin fork end. We 
are issuing this AD to prevent stress-corrosion cracking and subsequent 
failure of the MLG.

DATES: This AD becomes effective March 14, 2006.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in the AD as of March 14, 
2006.
    On March 18, 1993 (58 FR 7983, February 11, 1993), the Director of 
the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of Shorts 
SD3-60 Service Bulletin SD360-32-33, dated August 7, 1992.

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,

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SW., Nassif Building, room PL-401, Washington, DC.
    Contact Short Brothers, Airworthiness & Engineering Quality, P.O. 
Box 241, Airport Road, Belfast BT3 9DZ, Northern Ireland, for service 
information identified in this AD.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dan Rodina, Aerospace Engineer, 
International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 
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 supersedes AD 93-02-03, amendment 39-
8485 (58 FR 7983, February 11, 1993).
    The existing AD applies to all Short Brothers Model SD3-60 and SD3-
SHERPA airplanes. That NPRM was published in the Federal Register on 
November 9, 2005 (70 FR 67949). That NPRM proposed to continue to 
require an inspection of the fork end of the rear pintle pin on each 
main landing gear (MLG) to verify that sealant is properly applied and 
is undamaged, and related investigative/corrective actions if 
necessary. That NPRM also proposed to require an inspection for 
correctly applied sealant on the MLG rear pintle pin assemblies, and 
related investigative/corrective actions if necessary; it also proposed 
to expand the applicability of the existing AD.

Comments

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

Conclusion

    We have carefully reviewed the available data and determined that 
air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD as proposed.

Costs of Compliance

    The following table provides the estimated costs for U.S. operators 
to comply with this AD.

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                  Action                     Work hours     Average labor              Parts                 Cost per       pregistered     Fleet cost
                                                            rate per hour                                    airplane        airplanes
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Inspection--(required by AD 93-02-03)....               1             $65  None.........................             $65              42          $2,730
Inspection--(new action).................               1              65  None.........................              65              42           2,730
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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 
removing amendment 39-8485 (58 FR 7983, February 11, 1993) and by 
adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD):

2006-03-05 Short Brothers PLC: Amendment 39-14469. Docket No. FAA-
2005-22875; Directorate Identifier 2005-NM-179-AD.

Effective Date

    (a) This AD becomes effective March 14, 2006.

Affected ADs

    (b) This AD supersedes AD 93-02-03.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to all Shorts Model SD3-60 SHERPA, SD3-
SHERPA, and SD3-60 airplanes, certificated in any category.

Unsafe Condition

    (d) This AD results from a new report of a cracked pintle pin 
fork end. We are issuing this AD to prevent stress-corrosion 
cracking

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and subsequent failure of the main landing gear (MLG).

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 Requirements of AD 93-02-03

Inspection

    (f) For Model SD3-60 and SD3-SHERPA airplanes: Within 300 hours' 
time-in-service or 30 days after March 18, 1993 (the effective date 
of AD 93-02-03), whichever occurs first, perform a visual inspection 
of the fork end of the rear pintle pin on each MLG to verify that an 
undamaged fillet of sealant is properly applied around the flanges 
of the bronze bushings, in accordance with Shorts SD3-60 Service 
Bulletin SD360-32-33, dated August 7, 1992.
    (1) If an undamaged fillet of properly applied sealant is found: 
No further action is required by this AD.
    (2) If no fillet of sealant is found at the joint line, or if a 
damaged fillet of sealant is found: Prior to the accumulation of 
1,200 hours' time-in-service or 120 days after accomplishing the 
inspection required by paragraph (f) of this AD, whichever occurs 
first, remove the bushings and perform a magnetic non-destructive 
testing (NDT) inspection to detect faults of the bores in the fork 
end, in accordance with the service bulletin. If faults are found as 
a result of the NDT inspection, prior to further flight, repair the 
fork end of the rear pintle pin in a manner approved by the Manager, 
International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA.

New Requirements of This AD

Inspection

    (g) For all airplanes: Within 3 months after the effective date 
of this AD, do a general visual inspection of the MLG rear pintle 
pin assemblies for correctly applied sealant, in accordance with 
Shorts Service Bulletin SD360-32-37, SD3 Sherpa-32-5, or SD360 
Sherpa-32-4, all dated July 2004, as applicable.
    (1) If the sealant is applied correctly: This AD requires no 
further work.
    (2) If the sealant is applied incorrectly: Within 12 months 
after the effective date of this AD, do a magnetic flaw detection 
inspection to detect cracks of the rear pintle pin fork ends, in 
accordance with the service bulletin. If any cracked pintle pin fork 
end is found: Replace it before further flight with a serviceable 
part that has been inspected in accordance with the requirements of 
this AD.


    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.''


    Note 2: The service bulletins identified in paragraph (g) of 
this AD refer to Messier Dowty Special Inspection Service Bulletin 
32-70SD, Revision 1, dated July 3, 1995, as an additional source of 
service information for the inspection and corrective actions.


    (h) If any crack is detected during any inspection required by 
this AD and the service information specifies to contact the 
manufacturer for repair instructions: Before further flight, repair 
using a method approved by either the Manager, International Branch, 
ANM-116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the Civil Aviation 
Authority (CAA) (or its delegated agent).

Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (i)(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 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) British airworthiness directive G-2004-0022, dated August 
25, 2004, also addresses the subject of this AD.

Material Incorporated by Reference

    (k) You must use the service information identified in Table 1 
of this AD to perform the actions that are required by this AD, 
unless the AD specifies otherwise.

            Table 1.--All Material Incorporated by Reference
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Shorts service bulletin                        Date
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SD3 Sherpa-32-5, including Messier       July 2004
 Dowty Special Inspection Service
 Bulletin 32-70SD, Revision 1, dated
 July 3, 1995.
SD360 Sherpa-32-4, including Messier     July 2004.
 Dowty Special Inspection Service
 Bulletin 32-70SD, Revision 1, dated
 July 3, 1995.
SD360-32-33............................  August 7, 1992.
SD360-32-37, including Messier Dowty     July 2004.
 Special Inspection Service Bulletin 32-
 70SD, Revision 1, dated July 3, 1995.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference of the documents identified in Table 2 of 
this AD in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.

            Table 2.--New Material Incorporated by Reference
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Shorts service bulletin                        Date
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SD3 Sherpa-32-5, including Messier       July 2004.
 Dowty Special Inspection Service
 Bulletin 32-70SD, Revision 1, dated
 July 3, 1995.
SD360 Sherpa-32-4, including Messier     July 2004.
 Dowty Special Inspection Service
 Bulletin 32-70SD, Revision 1, dated
 July 3, 1995.
SD360-32-37, including Messier Dowty     July 2004.
 Special Inspection Service Bulletin 32-
 70SD, Revision 1, dated July 3, 1995.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (2) On March 18, 1993 (58 FR 7983, February 11, 1993), the 
Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of Shorts SD3-60 Service Bulletin SD360-32-33, dated 
August 7, 1992.
    (3) Contact Short Brothers, Airworthiness & Engineering Quality, 
P.O. Box 241, Airport Road, Belfast BT3 9DZ, Northern Ireland, 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.


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    Issued in Renton, Washington, on January 24, 2006.
Ali Bahrami,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 06-992 Filed 2-6-06; 8:45 am]
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