Airworthiness Directives; Raytheon Aircraft Company Models C90A, B200, B200C, B300, and B300C Airplanes, 65389-65391 [E6-18727]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 216 / Wednesday, November 8, 2006 / Rules and Regulations 65389 Effective Date (a) This AD becomes effective on December 13, 2006. through 618 inclusive, that are certificated in any category. Unsafe Condition Affected ADs (b) None. (d) This AD is the result of mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the airworthiness authority for Switzerland. The actions specified in this AD are intended to detect and correct cracks in the nose skin and adjacent structure above the left and right main landing gear bay and in the forward support structure of the floor panel. Crack propagation in certain areas could lead to failure of the main wing torsion box. This failure could result in loss of control. Compliance Applicability (c) This AD applies to Model PC–7 airplanes, manufacturer serial numbers 101 (e) To address this problem, you must do the following: Actions Compliance Procedures (1) Inspect: (i) The forward area of the floor panel and the related structure for cracks using magnified, visual methods. (ii) The nose skin and adjacent structure above the left and right main landing gear bay for cracks using eddy-current, non-destructive methods. (2) If crack damage is found during any inspection required by paragraph (e)(1) of this AD, obtain an FAA-approved repair solution from the manufacturer through the FAA at the address specified in paragraph (f) of this AD and incorporate the repair. Initially inspect within the next 150 hours timein-service or 6 calendar months, whichever occurs first, after December 13, 2006 (the effective date of this AD), unless already done. Repetitively inspect thereafter at intervals specified in paragraph 2.B. of Pilatus PC–7 Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM) 05–10–00, dated March 4, 2005. Before further flight after any inspection in which crack damage is found. Further flight with crack damage is not permitted. After incorporating the repair, repetitively inspect as specified in paragraph (e)(1) of this AD. Do the initial inspection following Pilatus PC– 7 Service Bulletin No. 57–009, dated January 29, 2004. Do the repetitive inspections following the procedures in AMM 57–10–03, dated March 4, 2005, and AMM 05–30–05, dated February 28, 2006. Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (f) The Manager, Standards Staff, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, Attn: Doug Rudolph, Aerospace Engineer, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4059; fax: (816) 329– 4090, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Related Information pwalker on PRODPC60 with RULES Material Incorporated by Reference (h) You must use Pilatus PC–7 Service Bulletin No. 57–009, dated January 29, 2004, to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of this service information under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Pilatus Aircraft Ltd., Customer Liaison Manager, CH–6371 Stans, Switzerland; telephone: +41 41 619 63 19; fax: +41 41 619 6224. (3) You may review copies at the FAA, Central Region, Office of the Regional Counsel, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; or at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/ code_of_federal_regulations/ ibr_locations.html. 16:03 Nov 07, 2006 BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration (g) The Federal Office for Civil Aviation Swiss AD HB–2006–374, effective date August 2, 2006, also addresses the subject of this AD. VerDate Aug<31>2005 Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on October 26, 2006. James E. Jackson, Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E6–18734 Filed 11–7–06; 8:45 am] Jkt 211001 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2006–25157; Directorate Identifier 2006–CE–34–AD; Amendment 39– 14814; AD 2006–23–02] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Raytheon Aircraft Company Models C90A, B200, B200C, B300, and B300C Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Raytheon Aircraft Company (RAC) (formerly Beech) Models C90A, B200, B200C, B300, and B300C airplanes. This AD requires you to inspect the flight controls for improper assembly or damage, and if any improperly assembled or damaged flight controls are found, take corrective action. This AD results from a report of inspections of several affected airplanes with improperly assembled or damaged flight controls. We are issuing this AD to PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Obtain an FAA-approved repair solution from the manufacturer through the FAA at the address specified in paragraph (f) of this AD and incorporate the repair. detect and correct improperly assembled or damaged flight controls, which could result in an unsafe condition by reducing capabilities of the flight controls and lead to loss of control of the airplane. DATES: This AD becomes effective on December 13, 2006. As of December 13, 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 Raytheon Aircraft Company, P.O. Box 85, Wichita, Kansas 67201– 0085; telephone: (800) 429–5372 or (316) 676–3140. 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:// dms.dot.gov. The docket number is FAA–2006–25157; Directorate Identifier 2006–CE–34–AD. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris B. Morgan, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Wichita Aircraft Certification Office, 1801 Airport Road, Wichita, Kansas 67209; telephone: (316) 946– 4154; facsimile: (316) 946–4107. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion On July 24, 2006, 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 E:\FR\FM\08NOR1.SGM 08NOR1 65390 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 216 / Wednesday, November 8, 2006 / Rules and Regulations certain RAC Models C90A, B200, B200C, B300, and B300C airplanes. This proposal was published in the Federal Register as a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on July 31, 2006 (71 FR 43083). The NPRM proposed to require you to inspect the flight controls for improper assembly or damage, and if any improperly assembled or damaged flight controls are found, take corrective action. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We have considered the comments received. Jack Buster with the Modification and Replacement Parts Association provides comments on the AD process pertaining to how the FAA addresses publishing manufacturer service information as part of a proposed AD action. The commenter states that the proposed rule attempts to require compliance with a public law by reference to a private writing (as referenced in paragraph (e) of the proposed AD). The commenter would like the FAA to incorporate by reference (IBR) the RAC service bulletin. We agree with Mr. Buster. However, we do not IBR any document in a proposed AD action, instead we IBR the document in the final rule. Since we are issuing the proposal as a final rule AD action, Raytheon Aircraft Company Mandatory Service Bulletin Number SB 27–3761, Issued: February 2006, is incorporated by reference. Mr. Buster requests IBR documents be made available to the public by publication in the Federal Register or in the Docket Management System (DMS). We are currently reviewing issues surrounding the posting of service bulletins in the Department of Transportation’s DMS as part of the AD docket. Once we have thoroughly examined all aspects of this issue and have made a final determination, we will consider whether our current practice needs to be revised. Conclusion 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 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. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD affects 135 airplanes in the U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to do the inspection: Total cost per airplane Labor cost 80 work-hours × $80 per hour = $6,400 ...................... $864,000 Not applicable ............................................................... We have no way of determining the number of airplanes that may need any corrective action that would be required based on the results of the inspection. 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 AD. Regulatory Findings pwalker on PRODPC60 with RULES Total cost on U.S. operators $6,400 Parts cost 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:03 Nov 07, 2006 Jkt 211001 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 the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and 3. Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. We prepared a summary of the costs to comply with this AD (and other information as included in the Regulatory Evaluation) and placed it in the AD Docket. You may get a copy of this summary by sending a request to us at the address listed under ADDRESSES. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2006–25157; Directorate Identifier 2006–CE–34–AD’’ in your request. 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, the Federal Aviation Administration amends part 39 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 39) as follows: I PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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] I 2. FAA amends § 39.13 by adding a new AD to read as follows: 2006–23–02 Raytheon Aircraft Company (Formerly Beech): Amendment 39– 14814; Docket No. FAA–2006–25157; Directorate Identifier 2006–CE–34–AD. Effective Date (a) This AD becomes effective on December 13, 2006. Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD affects the following airplane models and serial numbers that are certificated in any category: Model Serial Nos. C90A ...... LJ–1697 through LJ–1726, LJ– 1728, LJ–1729, and LJ–1731 through LJ–1739. BB–1827 through BB–1912. BL–148 and BL–149. FL–379 through FL–423, FL–426, FL–428 through FL–450, and FL–452. FM–11. B200 ...... B200C .... B300 ...... B300C .... E:\FR\FM\08NOR1.SGM 08NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 216 / Wednesday, November 8, 2006 / Rules and Regulations Unsafe Condition (d) This AD results from a report of inspections of several affected airplanes with improperly assembled or damaged flight controls. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct improperly assembled or damaged flight controls, which could result in an unsafe condition by reducing capabilities of the flight control and lead to loss of control of the airplanes. 65391 Compliance (e) To address this problem, you must do the following: Actions Compliance Procedures (1) Inspect the entire flight control system for improper assembly and any damage. At whichever of the following occurs first: (i) Within 100 hours time-in-service after December 13, 2006 (the effective date of this AD); or (ii) At the next annual inspection that occurs at least 30 days after December 13, 2006 (the effective date of this AD). Before further flight after the inspection required by paragraph (e)(1) of this AD. Follow Raytheon Aircraft Company Mandatory Service Bulletin Number SB 27–3761, Issued: February 2006. Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (f) The Manager, Wichita Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), FAA, ATTN: Chris B. Morgan, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Wichita ACO, 1801 Airport Road, Wichita, Kansas 67209; telephone: (316) 946–4154; facsimile: (316) 946–4107, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Federal Aviation Administration Material Incorporated by Reference Airworthiness Directives; Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Model DA 40 Airplanes We must receive comments on this AD by December 8, 2006. ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods: • DOT Docket Web Site: Go to http://dms.dot.gov and follow the instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590– 0001. • Hand Delivery: Room PL–401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. (2) If you find any improperly assembled or damaged flight controls as a result of the inspection required by paragraph (e)(1) of this AD, take corrective action as specified in the service information. (g) You must use Raytheon Aircraft Company Mandatory Service Bulletin Number SB 27–3761, Issued: February 2006, to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of this service information under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Raytheon Aircraft Company, P.O. Box 85, Wichita, Kansas 67201–0085; telephone: (800) 429–5372 or (316) 676–3140. (3) You may review copies at the FAA, Central Region, Office of the Regional Counsel, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; or at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/ code_of_federal_regulations/ ibr_locations.html. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on October 27, 2006. James E. Jackson, Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E6–18727 Filed 11–7–06; 8:45 am] pwalker on PRODPC60 with RULES BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:03 Nov 07, 2006 Jkt 211001 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2006–26165; Directorate Identifier 2006–CE–57–AD; Amendment 39– 14816; AD 2006–23–04] RIN 2120–AA64 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as during production installation of the Garmin G1000 supplemental type certificate (STC) some parts of the installed fuel system indicating system were contaminated with particles from the manufacturing process. This AD requires actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI. DATES: This AD becomes effective November 28, 2006. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Mandatory Service Bulletin No. MSB– 40–048/2, Revision 2, dated September 26, 2006; and Work Instruction WI– MSB–40.048/2, Revision 2, dated September 26, 2006, listed in this AD as of November 28, 2006. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Follow Raytheon Aircraft Company Mandatory Service Bulletin Number SB 27–3761, Issued: February 2006. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Office (telephone (800) 647– 5227) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarjapur Nagarajan, Aerospace Engineer, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329– 4145; fax: (816) 329–4090. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Streamlined Issuance of AD The FAA is implementing a new process for streamlining the issuance of ADs related to MCAI. The streamlined E:\FR\FM\08NOR1.SGM 08NOR1

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[FR Doc No: E6-18727]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2006-25157; Directorate Identifier 2006-CE-34-AD; 
Amendment 39-14814; AD 2006-23-02]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Raytheon Aircraft Company Models C90A, 
B200, B200C, B300, and B300C Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 
Raytheon Aircraft Company (RAC) (formerly Beech) Models C90A, B200, 
B200C, B300, and B300C airplanes. This AD requires you to inspect the 
flight controls for improper assembly or damage, and if any improperly 
assembled or damaged flight controls are found, take corrective action. 
This AD results from a report of inspections of several affected 
airplanes with improperly assembled or damaged flight controls. We are 
issuing this AD to detect and correct improperly assembled or damaged 
flight controls, which could result in an unsafe condition by reducing 
capabilities of the flight controls and lead to loss of control of the 
airplane.

DATES: This AD becomes effective on December 13, 2006.
    As of December 13, 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 Raytheon Aircraft Company, P.O. Box 85, Wichita, Kansas 67201-
0085; telephone: (800) 429-5372 or (316) 676-3140.
    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://
dms.dot.gov. The docket number is FAA-2006-25157; Directorate 
Identifier 2006-CE-34-AD.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris B. Morgan, Aerospace Engineer, 
FAA, Wichita Aircraft Certification Office, 1801 Airport Road, Wichita, 
Kansas 67209; telephone: (316) 946-4154; facsimile: (316) 946-4107.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    On July 24, 2006, 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

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certain RAC Models C90A, B200, B200C, B300, and B300C airplanes. This 
proposal was published in the Federal Register as a notice of proposed 
rulemaking (NPRM) on July 31, 2006 (71 FR 43083). The NPRM proposed to 
require you to inspect the flight controls for improper assembly or 
damage, and if any improperly assembled or damaged flight controls are 
found, take corrective action.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. We have considered the comments received.
    Jack Buster with the Modification and Replacement Parts Association 
provides comments on the AD process pertaining to how the FAA addresses 
publishing manufacturer service information as part of a proposed AD 
action. The commenter states that the proposed rule attempts to require 
compliance with a public law by reference to a private writing (as 
referenced in paragraph (e) of the proposed AD). The commenter would 
like the FAA to incorporate by reference (IBR) the RAC service 
bulletin.
    We agree with Mr. Buster. However, we do not IBR any document in a 
proposed AD action, instead we IBR the document in the final rule. 
Since we are issuing the proposal as a final rule AD action, Raytheon 
Aircraft Company Mandatory Service Bulletin Number SB 27-3761, Issued: 
February 2006, is incorporated by reference.
    Mr. Buster requests IBR documents be made available to the public 
by publication in the Federal Register or in the Docket Management 
System (DMS).
    We are currently reviewing issues surrounding the posting of 
service bulletins in the Department of Transportation's DMS as part of 
the AD docket. Once we have thoroughly examined all aspects of this 
issue and have made a final determination, we will consider whether our 
current practice needs to be revised.

Conclusion

    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 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.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD affects 135 airplanes in the U.S. 
registry.
    We estimate the following costs to do the inspection:

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                                                                                  Total cost per   Total cost on
                  Labor cost                               Parts cost                airplane     U.S. operators
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80 work-hours x $80 per hour = $6,400.........  Not applicable..................          $6,400        $864,000
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    We have no way of determining the number of airplanes that may need 
any corrective action that would be required based on the results of 
the inspection.

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 AD.

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 the DOT Regulatory Policies 
and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and
    3. Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or 
negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
    We prepared a summary of the costs to comply with this AD (and 
other information as included in the Regulatory Evaluation) and placed 
it in the AD Docket. You may get a copy of this summary by sending a 
request to us at the address listed under ADDRESSES. Include ``Docket 
No. FAA-2006-25157; Directorate Identifier 2006-CE-34-AD'' in your 
request.

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 Federal Aviation Administration amends part 39 of the Federal 
Aviation Regulations (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. FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by adding a new AD to read as follows:

2006-23-02 Raytheon Aircraft Company (Formerly Beech): Amendment 39-
14814; Docket No. FAA-2006-25157; Directorate Identifier 2006-CE-34-
AD.

Effective Date

    (a) This AD becomes effective on December 13, 2006.

Affected ADs

    (b) None.

Applicability

    (c) This AD affects the following airplane models and serial 
numbers that are certificated in any category:

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             Model                             Serial Nos.
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C90A...........................  LJ-1697 through LJ-1726, LJ-1728, LJ-
                                  1729, and LJ-1731 through LJ-1739.
B200...........................  BB-1827 through BB-1912.
B200C..........................  BL-148 and BL-149.
B300...........................  FL-379 through FL-423, FL-426, FL-428
                                  through FL-450, and FL-452.
B300C..........................  FM-11.
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Unsafe Condition

    (d) This AD results from a report of inspections of several 
affected airplanes with improperly assembled or damaged flight 
controls. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct improperly 
assembled or damaged flight controls, which could result in an 
unsafe condition by reducing capabilities of the flight control and 
lead to loss of control of the airplanes.

Compliance

    (e) To address this problem, you must do the following:

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             Actions                  Compliance          Procedures
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(1) Inspect the entire flight     At whichever of     Follow Raytheon
 control system for improper       the following       Aircraft Company
 assembly and any damage.          occurs first:       Mandatory Service
                                  (i) Within 100       Bulletin Number
                                   hours time-in-      SB 27-3761,
                                   service after       Issued: February
                                   December 13, 2006   2006.
                                   (the effective
                                   date of this AD);
                                   or.
                                  (ii) At the next
                                   annual inspection
                                   that occurs at
                                   least 30 days
                                   after December
                                   13, 2006 (the
                                   effective date of
                                   this AD).
(2) If you find any improperly    Before further      Follow Raytheon
 assembled or damaged flight       flight after the    Aircraft Company
 controls as a result of the       inspection          Mandatory Service
 inspection required by            required by         Bulletin Number
 paragraph (e)(1) of this AD,      paragraph (e)(1)    SB 27-3761,
 take corrective action as         of this AD.         Issued: February
 specified in the service                              2006.
 information.
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Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (f) The Manager, Wichita Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 
FAA, ATTN: Chris B. Morgan, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Wichita ACO, 
1801 Airport Road, Wichita, Kansas 67209; telephone: (316) 946-4154; 
facsimile: (316) 946-4107, has the authority to approve AMOCs for 
this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19.

Material Incorporated by Reference

    (g) You must use Raytheon Aircraft Company Mandatory Service 
Bulletin Number SB 27-3761, Issued: February 2006, to do the actions 
required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise.
    (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference of this service information under 5 
U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
    (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Raytheon Aircraft Company, P.O. Box 85, Wichita, Kansas 67201-0085; 
telephone: (800) 429-5372 or (316) 676-3140.
    (3) You may review copies at the FAA, Central Region, Office of 
the Regional Counsel, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; or at 
the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For 
information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-
741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_
of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.

    Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on October 27, 2006.
James E. Jackson,
Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
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