Airworthiness Directives; Reims Aviation S.A. F406 Airplanes, 3047-3049 [E7-774]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 15 / Wednesday, January 24, 2007 / Rules and Regulations rmajette on PROD1PC67 with RULES doing a local repair) that are 12 inches or less along the longeron: Within 15,000 flight cycles after doing the optional action, use only the external general visual inspection method for discrepancies of the unrepaired areas at longeron 28 between the bolted connection of the tail section to forward of the flat aft pressure bulkhead, on both the left and right sides, and do all applicable related investigative and corrective actions before further flight. Do all actions in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin DC8–53A080, dated June 22, 2004. Repeat the external general visual inspection thereafter at intervals not to exceed 5,000 flight cycles. (ii) For repairs (full-length preventive modification, doing a full-length repair, or doing a local repair) that are more than 12 inches in length along the longeron: Within 15,000 flight cycles after doing the optional action, use only the low-frequency eddy current (LFEC) inspection method for cracks of the unrepaired areas at longeron 28 between the bolted connection of the tail section to forward of the flat aft pressure bulkhead, on both the left and right sides, and do all applicable related investigative and corrective actions before further flight. Do all actions in accordance with Boeing DC– 8 Service Rework Drawing SR08530032, dated January 13, 2004, including Boeing Parts List PL SR08530032, dated January 7, 2004, Boeing Advance Engineering Order, Advanced Drawing Change A, dated April 1, 2004, and Boeing Engineering Order, dated January 13, 2004. Repeat the LFEC inspection thereafter at intervals not to exceed 10,000 flight cycles, using only LFEC inspection outward along all four edges of the doubler. Reporting of Results (e) Submit a report of positive findings of the inspections required by paragraphs (b) and (d) of this AD to Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Manager, Structure/Payloads, Technical and Fleet Support, Service Engineering/Commercial Aviation Services, Long Beach Division, 3855 Lakewood Boulevard, Long Beach, California 90846, at the applicable time specified in paragraph (e)(1) or (e)(2) of this AD. The report must include the inspection results, a description of any discrepancies found, the airplane fuselage number, and the total number of landings and flight hours on the airplane. Information collection requirements contained in this AD have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) and have been assigned OMB Control Number 2120–0056. (1) For airplanes on which the inspection is accomplished after the effective date of this AD: Submit the report within 30 days after performing the inspection. (2) For airplanes on which the inspection was accomplished prior to the effective date of this AD: Submit the report within 30 days after the effective date of this AD. Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (f)(1) In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, the Manager, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:02 Jan 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 Office (ACO), FAA, is authorized to approve AMOCs for this AD. (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. (3) An AMOC that provides an acceptable level of safety may be used for any repair required by this AD, if it is approved by an Authorized Representative for the Boeing Commercial Airplanes Delegation Option Authorization Organization who has been authorized by the Manager, Los Angeles ACO, to make those findings. For a repair method to be approved, the repair must meet the certification basis of the airplane and 14 CFR 25.571, Amendment 45, and the approval must specifically refer to this AD. Incorporation by Reference (g) Unless otherwise specified in this AD, the actions must be done in accordance with Boeing Alert Service Bulletin DC8–53A080, dated June 22, 2004; and Boeing DC–8 Service Rework Drawing SR08530032, dated January 13, 2004, including Boeing Parts List PL SR08530032, dated January 7, 2004, Boeing Advance Engineering Order, Advanced Drawing Change A, dated April 1, 2004, and Boeing Engineering Order, dated January 13, 2004; as applicable. This incorporation by reference was approved by the Director of the Federal Register in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. To get copies of this service information, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Long Beach Division, 3855 Lakewood Boulevard, Long Beach, California 90846, Attention: Data and Service Management, Dept. C1–L5A (D800–0024). To inspect copies of this service information, go to the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington; to the FAA, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office, 3960 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, California; or to 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. Effective Date (h) This amendment becomes effective on February 28, 2007. Issued in Renton, Washington, on January 5, 2007. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E7–710 Filed 1–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 3047 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2006–26694; Directorate Identifier 2006–CE–91–AD; Amendment 39–14899; AD 2007–02–12] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Reims Aviation S.A. F406 Airplanes 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: * * * several reports regarding discovery of cracks about the rudder pulley bracket part number 6015511–1. This pulley bracket is installed with the ‘‘Camera Hole’’ option. This AD requires actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI. DATES: This AD becomes effective February 13, 2007. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of REIMS AVIATION INDUSTRIES Service Bulletin No. F406–58, Rev. 1, dated October 27, 2006, listed in this AD as of February 13, 2007. We must receive comments on this AD by February 23, 2007. 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. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov; or in Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\24JAR1.SGM 24JAR1 3048 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 15 / Wednesday, January 24, 2007 / Rules and Regulations 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: Mike Kiesov, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri, 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4144; fax: (816) 329–4090. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: occurs first, install the modified pulley bracket as specified in the REIMS AVIATION INDUSTRIES Service Bulletin No F406–58. If any cracking is found, prior to next flight, install the modified pulley bracket as specified in the REIMS AVIATION INDUSTRIES Service Bulletin No F406–58. determined that notice and opportunity for public comment before issuing this AD are impracticable and that good cause exists for making this amendment effective in fewer than 30 days. You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket. Streamlined Issuance of AD The FAA is implementing a new process for streamlining the issuance of ADs related to MCAI. The streamlined process will allow us to adopt MCAI safety requirements in a more efficient manner and will reduce safety risks to the public. This process continues to follow all FAA AD issuance processes to meet legal, economic, Administrative Procedure Act, and Federal Register requirements. We also continue to meet our technical decision-making responsibilities to identify and correct unsafe conditions on U.S.-certificated products. This AD references the MCAI and related service information that we considered in forming the engineering basis to correct the unsafe condition. The AD contains text copied from the MCAI and for this reason might not follow our plain language principles. FAA’s Determination and Requirements of the AD This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight safety, and we did not precede it by notice and opportunity for public comment. We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2006–26694; Directorate Identifier 2006–CE–91–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this AD because of those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// dms.dot.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we receive about this AD. Discussion The Direction Genorale de L’Aviation Civile (DGAC), which is the aviation authority for France, has issued AD No. F–2005–080, Issue date: May 25, 2005, (referred to after this as ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: * * * several reports regarding discovery of cracks about the rudder pulley bracket part number 6015511–1. This pulley bracket is installed with the ‘‘Camera Hole’’ option. This condition, if left uncorrected, could result in the loss of rudder control on the airplane. Relevant Service Information Reims Aviation S.A. has issued REIMS AVIATION INDUSTRIES Service Bulletin No. F406–58, Rev. 1, dated October 27, 2006. The actions described in this service information are intended to correct the unsafe condition identified in the MCAI. This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant to our bilateral agreement with this State of Design Authority, they have notified us of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service information referenced above. We are issuing this AD because we evaluated all information provided by the State of Design Authority and determined the unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same type design. Differences Between This AD and the MCAI or Service Information We have reviewed the MCAI and related service information and, in general, agree with their substance. But we might have found it necessary to use different words from those in the MCAI to ensure the AD is clear for U.S. operators and is enforceable. In making these changes, we do not intend to differ substantively from the information provided in the MCAI and related service information. We might have also required different actions in this AD from those in the MCAI in order to follow FAA policies. Any such differences are described in a separate paragraph of the AD. These requirements take precedence over those copied from the MCAI. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with RULES The MCAI requires: FAA’s Determination of the Effective Date Prior to the next flight, perform initial inspection as specified in the REIMS AVIATION INDUSTRIES Service Bulletin No. F406–58. If no cracking is found following the initial inspection, repeat the inspection every 50 flight hours or 1 month whichever occurs first and at the latest within the next 100 flight hours or 2 months after the effective date of this AD whichever An unsafe condition exists that requires the immediate adoption of this AD. The FAA has found that the risk to the flying public justifies waiving notice and comment prior to adoption of this rule because undetected cracks in the pulley bracket could result in rudder control failure. Therefore, we VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:02 Jan 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Comments Invited 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 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. E:\FR\FM\24JAR1.SGM 24JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 15 / Wednesday, January 24, 2007 / Rules and Regulations 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. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 § 39.13 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. 3049 [Amended] I 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new AD: Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: 2007–02–12 Reims Aviation S.A.: Amendment 39–14899; Docket No. FAA–2006–26694; Directorate Identifier 2006–CE–91–AD. Effective Date (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective February 13, 2007. I PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES Affected ADs (b) None. 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: Applicability (c) This AD applies to the following model and serial number airplanes, certificated in any category. I Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. Model Serial Nos. F406 ............................ 0002, 0003, 0004, 0006, 0008, 0009, 0010, 0012, 0013, 0017, 0024, 0025, 0039, 0042, 0044, 0045, 0066, 0070, 0073, 0074, 0075, 0077, 0080 through 0090, and 0092. Reason FAA AD Differences (d) The mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) states: * * * several reports regarding discovery of cracks about the rudder pulley bracket part number 6015511–1. This pulley bracket is installed with the ‘‘Camera Hole’’ option. This condition, if left uncorrected, could result in the loss of rudder control on the airplane. Note: This AD differs from the MCAI and/ or service information as follows: No differences. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with RULES Actions and Compliance (e) Unless already done, do the following actions. (1) Within the next 10 hours time-inservice (TIS) after February 13, 2007. (the effective of this AD), perform the initial inspection as specified in REIMS AVIATION INDUSTRIES Service Bulletin No. F406–58, Rev. 1, dated October 27, 2006. (2) If no cracking is found following the initial inspection required in paragraph (e)(1) of this AD, repeat the inspection every 50 flight hours or 1 month, whichever occurs first, until the conditions specified in paragraph (e)(3) of this AD are met. (3) Within the next 100 hours TIS or 2 months after February 13, 2007. (the effective of this AD), whichever occurs first, install the modified pulley bracket as specified in REIMS AVIATION INDUSTRIES Service Bulletin No F406–58, Rev. 1, dated October 27, 2006. (4) If any cracking is found during the inspection required in paragraph (e)(1) of this AD, prior to next flight, install the modified pulley bracket as specified in REIMS AVIATION INDUSTRIES Service Bulletin No F406–58, Rev. 1, dated October 27, 2006. (5) The modified pulley bracket specified in REIMS AVIATION INDUSTRIES Service Bulletin No F406–58, Rev. 1, dated October 27, 2006, may be installed at any time after the inspection required in paragraph (e)(1) of this AD, but must be installed prior to further flight if cracking is found. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:02 Jan 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 Other FAA AD Provisions (f) The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, Standards Staff, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, ATTN: Mike Kiesov, Aerospace Engineer, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4144; fax: (816) 329–4090, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer or other source, use these actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered FAA-approved if they are approved by the State of Design Authority (or their delegated agent). You are required to assure the product is airworthy before it is returned to service. (3) Reporting Requirements: For any reporting requirement in this AD, under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et.seq.), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the information collection requirements and has assigned OMB Control Number 2120–0056. 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 REIMS AVIATION ´ INDUSTRIES, Aerodrome de Reims Prunay, 51360 Prunay, France, A l’attention du Support Client; telephone 03.26.48.46.53; fax: 03.26.49.18.57. (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 January 12, 2007. Kim Smith, Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E7–774 Filed 1–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Related Information ´ ´ (g) Refer to Direction Generale de L’Aviation Civile AD No. F–2005–080, Issue date: May 25, 2005, and REIMS AVIATION INDUSTRIES Service Bulletin No. F406–58, Rev. 1, dated October 27, 2006, for related information. Material Incorporated by Reference (h) You must use REIMS AVIATION INDUSTRIES Service Bulletin No. F406–58, Rev. 1, dated October 27, 2006, to do the PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\24JAR1.SGM 24JAR1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 15 (Wednesday, January 24, 2007)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2006-26694; Directorate Identifier 2006-CE-91-AD; 
Amendment 39-14899; AD 2007-02-12]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Reims Aviation S.A. F406 Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; request for comments.

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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:

* * * several reports regarding discovery of cracks about the rudder 
pulley bracket part number 6015511-1. This pulley bracket is 
installed with the ``Camera Hole'' option.

    This AD requires actions that are intended to address the unsafe 
condition described in the MCAI.

DATES: This AD becomes effective February 13, 2007.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of REIMS AVIATION INDUSTRIES Service Bulletin No. F406-58, 
Rev. 1, dated October 27, 2006, listed in this AD as of February 13, 
2007.
    We must receive comments on this AD by February 23, 2007.

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.

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://
dms.dot.gov; or in

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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: Mike Kiesov, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, 
Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, 
Missouri, 64106; telephone: (816) 329-4144; 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 process will allow us to adopt 
MCAI safety requirements in a more efficient manner and will reduce 
safety risks to the public. This process continues to follow all FAA AD 
issuance processes to meet legal, economic, Administrative Procedure 
Act, and Federal Register requirements. We also continue to meet our 
technical decision-making responsibilities to identify and correct 
unsafe conditions on U.S.-certificated products.
    This AD references the MCAI and related service information that we 
considered in forming the engineering basis to correct the unsafe 
condition. The AD contains text copied from the MCAI and for this 
reason might not follow our plain language principles.

Discussion

    The Direction Genorale de L'Aviation Civile (DGAC), which is the 
aviation authority for France, has issued AD No. F-2005-080, Issue 
date: May 25, 2005, (referred to after this as ``the MCAI''), to 
correct an unsafe condition for the specified products.
The MCAI states:

* * * several reports regarding discovery of cracks about the rudder 
pulley bracket part number 6015511-1. This pulley bracket is 
installed with the ``Camera Hole'' option. This condition, if left 
uncorrected, could result in the loss of rudder control on the 
airplane.

The MCAI requires:

    Prior to the next flight, perform initial inspection as 
specified in the REIMS AVIATION INDUSTRIES Service Bulletin No. 
F406-58. If no cracking is found following the initial inspection, 
repeat the inspection every 50 flight hours or 1 month whichever 
occurs first and at the latest within the next 100 flight hours or 2 
months after the effective date of this AD whichever occurs first, 
install the modified pulley bracket as specified in the REIMS 
AVIATION INDUSTRIES Service Bulletin No F406-58. If any cracking is 
found, prior to next flight, install the modified pulley bracket as 
specified in the REIMS AVIATION INDUSTRIES Service Bulletin No F406-
58.

    You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD 
docket.

Relevant Service Information

    Reims Aviation S.A. has issued REIMS AVIATION INDUSTRIES Service 
Bulletin No. F406-58, Rev. 1, dated October 27, 2006. The actions 
described in this service information are intended to correct the 
unsafe condition identified in the MCAI.

FAA's Determination and Requirements of the AD

    This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another 
country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant 
to our bilateral agreement with this State of Design Authority, they 
have notified us of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and 
service information referenced above. We are issuing this AD because we 
evaluated all information provided by the State of Design Authority and 
determined the unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or 
develop on other products of the same type design.

Differences Between This AD and the MCAI or Service Information

    We have reviewed the MCAI and related service information and, in 
general, agree with their substance. But we might have found it 
necessary to use different words from those in the MCAI to ensure the 
AD is clear for U.S. operators and is enforceable. In making these 
changes, we do not intend to differ substantively from the information 
provided in the MCAI and related service information.
    We might have also required different actions in this AD from those 
in the MCAI in order to follow FAA policies. Any such differences are 
described in a separate paragraph of the AD. These requirements take 
precedence over those copied from the MCAI.

FAA's Determination of the Effective Date

    An unsafe condition exists that requires the immediate adoption of 
this AD. The FAA has found that the risk to the flying public justifies 
waiving notice and comment prior to adoption of this rule because 
undetected cracks in the pulley bracket could result in rudder control 
failure. Therefore, we determined that notice and opportunity for 
public comment before issuing this AD are impracticable and that good 
cause exists for making this amendment effective in fewer than 30 days.

Comments Invited

    This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight 
safety, and we did not precede it by notice and opportunity for public 
comment. We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this AD. Send your comments to an address listed under 
the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2006-26694; Directorate 
Identifier 2006-CE-91-AD'' at the beginning of your comments. We 
specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, 
environmental, and energy aspects of this AD. We will consider all 
comments received by the closing date and may amend this AD because of 
those comments.
    We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http://
dms.dot.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will 
also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we 
receive about this AD.

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 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.

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    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.

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 FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by adding the following new AD:

2007-02-12 Reims Aviation S.A.: Amendment 39-14899; Docket No. FAA-
2006-26694; Directorate Identifier 2006-CE-91-AD.

Effective Date

    (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective February 
13, 2007.

Affected ADs

    (b) None.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to the following model and serial number 
airplanes, certificated in any category.

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                 Model                             Serial Nos.
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F406...................................  0002, 0003, 0004, 0006, 0008,
                                          0009, 0010, 0012, 0013, 0017,
                                          0024, 0025, 0039, 0042, 0044,
                                          0045, 0066, 0070, 0073, 0074,
                                          0075, 0077, 0080 through 0090,
                                          and 0092.
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Reason

    (d) The mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) 
states:

* * * several reports regarding discovery of cracks about the rudder 
pulley bracket part number 6015511-1. This pulley bracket is 
installed with the ``Camera Hole'' option. This condition, if left 
uncorrected, could result in the loss of rudder control on the 
airplane.

Actions and Compliance

    (e) Unless already done, do the following actions.
    (1) Within the next 10 hours time-in-service (TIS) after 
February 13, 2007. (the effective of this AD), perform the initial 
inspection as specified in REIMS AVIATION INDUSTRIES Service 
Bulletin No. F406-58, Rev. 1, dated October 27, 2006.
    (2) If no cracking is found following the initial inspection 
required in paragraph (e)(1) of this AD, repeat the inspection every 
50 flight hours or 1 month, whichever occurs first, until the 
conditions specified in paragraph (e)(3) of this AD are met.
    (3) Within the next 100 hours TIS or 2 months after February 13, 
2007. (the effective of this AD), whichever occurs first, install 
the modified pulley bracket as specified in REIMS AVIATION 
INDUSTRIES Service Bulletin No F406-58, Rev. 1, dated October 27, 
2006.
    (4) If any cracking is found during the inspection required in 
paragraph (e)(1) of this AD, prior to next flight, install the 
modified pulley bracket as specified in REIMS AVIATION INDUSTRIES 
Service Bulletin No F406-58, Rev. 1, dated October 27, 2006.
    (5) The modified pulley bracket specified in REIMS AVIATION 
INDUSTRIES Service Bulletin No F406-58, Rev. 1, dated October 27, 
2006, may be installed at any time after the inspection required in 
paragraph (e)(1) of this AD, but must be installed prior to further 
flight if cracking is found.

FAA AD Differences

    Note: This AD differs from the MCAI and/or service information 
as follows: No differences.

Other FAA AD Provisions

    (f) The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, 
Standards Staff, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, ATTN: Mike Kiesov, 
Aerospace Engineer, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 
64106; telephone: (816) 329-4144; fax: (816) 329-4090, has the 
authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the 
procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19.
    (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain 
corrective actions from a manufacturer or other source, use these 
actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered 
FAA-approved if they are approved by the State of Design Authority 
(or their delegated agent). You are required to assure the product 
is airworthy before it is returned to service.
    (3) Reporting Requirements: For any reporting requirement in 
this AD, under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et.seq.), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has 
approved the information collection requirements and has assigned 
OMB Control Number 2120-0056.

Related Information

    (g) Refer to Direction Generale de L'Aviation Civile AD No. F-
2005-080, Issue date: May 25, 2005, and REIMS AVIATION INDUSTRIES 
Service Bulletin No. F406-58, Rev. 1, dated October 27, 2006, for 
related information.

Material Incorporated by Reference

    (h) You must use REIMS AVIATION INDUSTRIES Service Bulletin No. 
F406-58, Rev. 1, dated October 27, 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 REIMS 
AVIATION INDUSTRIES, Aerodrome de Reims Prunay, 51360 Prunay, 
France, A l'attention du Support Client; telephone 03.26.48.46.53; 
fax: 03.26.49.18.57.
    (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 January 12, 2007.
Kim Smith,
Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service.
 [FR Doc. E7-774 Filed 1-23-07; 8:45 am]
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