Airworthiness Directives; Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing (Previously the Lancair Company) Models LC40-550FG, LC41-550FG, and LC42-550FG Airplanes, 15822-15824 [E7-6011]

Download as PDF 15822 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 63 / Tuesday, April 3, 2007 / Rules and Regulations Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): I 2007–07–05 Boeing: Amendment 39–15010. Docket No. FAA–2007–27736; Directorate Identifier 2007–NM–001–AD. Effective Date (a) This AD becomes effective April 18, 2007. Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to all Boeing Model 777–200, –200LR, –300, and –300ER series airplanes, certificated in any category. Unsafe Condition (d) This AD results from a report of an air supply and cabin pressure controller (ASCPC) failure during flight. We are issuing this AD to prevent an ASCPC failure that could stop airflow into the airplane, inhibit the cabin altitude warning message, and cause an incorrect display of cabin altitude. These failures could result in depressurization of the airplane without warning. Compliance (e) You are responsible for having the actions required by this AD performed within the compliance times specified, unless the actions have already been done. Inspection To Determine Part Number (P/N) of the ASCPCs (f) For all airplanes: Within 90 days after the effective date of this AD, perform an inspection of the left and right ASCPCs to determine the part number. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES ASCPC Software Installation (g) For airplanes on which any ASCPC having P/N 1152972–4 is found during the inspection required by paragraph (f) of this AD: Within 90 days after the effective date of this AD, install new ASCPC operational program software (OPS) in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Service Bulletin 777–36A0026, Revision 1, dated February 8, 2007. Installation of Certain OPS Software Prohibited (h) As of the effective date of this AD, installation of OPS P/N 3673–GRS–101–00, P/N 3670–GRS–102–00, or P/N 3671–GRS– 103–00 is prohibited. (i) As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install an ASCPC, P/N 111152972–4, on any airplane, unless it has had ASCPC OPS P/N 3676–GRS–104–00 installed in accordance with paragraph (g) of this AD. Credit for Actions Done Using Previous Service Information (j) Actions accomplished before the effective date of this AD in accordance with VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:32 Apr 02, 2007 Jkt 211001 Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 777–36A0026, dated December 19, 2006, are considered acceptable for compliance with the corresponding actions specified in this AD. Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (k)(1) The Manager, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested in accordance with the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. (2) To request a different method of compliance or a different compliance time for this AD, follow the procedures in 14 CFR 39.19. Before using any approved AMOC on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify your appropriate principal inspector (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local FSDO. Material Incorporated by Reference (l) You must use Boeing Service Bulletin 777–36A0026, Revision 1, dated February 8, 2007, to perform the actions that are required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of this document in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. Contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, P.O. Box 3707, Seattle, Washington 98124–2207, for a copy of this service information. You may review copies at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington; 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/federalregister/cfr/ibr-locations.html. Issued in Renton, Washington, on March 21, 2007. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E7–5897 Filed 4–2–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2007–27628; Directorate Identifier 2007–CE–025–AD; Amendment 39–15011; AD 2007–07–06] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing (Previously the Lancair Company) Models LC40– 550FG, LC41–550FG, and LC42–550FG Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing (previously The Lancair Company) Models LC40–550FG, LC41–550FG, and LC42–550FG airplanes. This AD requires you to add information to the Limitations section of the Airplane Flight Manual (AFM). This AD also requires you to repetitively inspect the aileron and the elevator linear bearings and control rods for foreign object debris, scarring, or damage and take all necessary corrective actions. This AD results from reports of possible foreign object contamination of the linear bearings. We are issuing this AD to prevent jamming in the aileron and elevator control systems, which could result in failure. This failure could lead to loss of control. DATES: This AD becomes effective on April 9, 2007. On April 9, 2007 the Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD. We must receive any comments on this AD by June 4, 2007. ADDRESSES: Use one of the following addresses to comment on this AD. • DOT Docket Web site: Go to http://dms.dot.gov and follow the instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590– 0001. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. • 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: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. To get the service information identified in this AD, contact Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing Corp., 22550 Nelson Road, Bend, Oregon 97701; telephone: (888) 599–8660; e-mail: Product.Support@FlyColumbia.com. To view the comments to this AD, go to http://dms.dot.gov. The docket number is FAA–2007–27628; Directorate Identifier 2007–CE–025–AD. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Morfitt, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone: (425) 917–6405; fax: (425) 917–6590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\03APR1.SGM 03APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 63 / Tuesday, April 3, 2007 / Rules and Regulations Discussion We received a report of an incident involving a pilot flying a Model LC41– 550FG airplane. The pilot experienced a roll (aileron) system control jam, which prevented him from rolling the airplane in one direction. Investigation revealed the cause of the problem to be foreign material lodged in a linear bearing (part number LA57272500), which supports a push-pull tube in the aileron control system. This same bearing is used in two places (left and right) in the aileron control system and four places (two left and two right) in the elevator control system. The foreign material (hardened pieces of adhesive material), which was apparently present at the time of airplane delivery, randomly lodged in the linear bearing after approximately 200 flight hours. This shows that potential exists for similar events to occur at any time if foreign material is present near one of these bearings. The internal control systems are identical for all three airplane models affected by this AD. Jamming or roughness in the control systems also interferes with the proper functioning of the autopilot. This condition, if not corrected, could result in jamming of the aileron and elevator control systems, which could result in loss of control. Relevant Service Information We reviewed Columbia Mandatory Service Bulletin SB–07–002, dated March 14, 2007. The service information describes procedures for adding information to the ‘‘Before Starting Engine’’ checklist and inspecting the aileron and the elevator linear bearings and control rods for foreign object debris, scarring, or damage. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES FAA’s Determination and Requirements of This AD We are issuing this AD because we evaluated all the information and determined the unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same type design. This AD requires adding information to the Limitations section of the AFM. This AD also requires you to repetitively inspect the aileron and the elevator linear bearings and control rods for foreign object debris, scarring, or damage and take all necessary corrective actions. In preparing this rule, we contacted type clubs and aircraft operators to get technical information and information on operational and economic impacts. We did not receive any information through these contacts. If received, we VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:32 Apr 02, 2007 Jkt 211001 would have included a discussion of any information that may have influenced this action in the rulemaking docket. FAA’s Determination of the Effective Date Since an unsafe condition exists that requires the immediate adoption of this AD, 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 an opportunity for public comment. We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments regarding this AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include the docket number ‘‘FAA– 2007–27628; Directorate Identifier 2007–CE–025–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of the AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend the AD in light 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 concerning 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. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 15823 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. 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. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket that contains the AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information 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 Docket Office (telephone (800) 647– 5227) is located at the street address stated in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. 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 FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: I PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): I 2007–07–06 Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing (Previously The Lancair Company): Amendment 39–15011; Docket No. FAA–2007–27628; Directorate Identifier 2007–CE–025–AD. E:\FR\FM\03APR1.SGM 03APR1 15824 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 63 / Tuesday, April 3, 2007 / Rules and Regulations Effective Date (a) This AD becomes effective on April 9, 2007. Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to the following airplane models and serial numbers that are certificated in any category: Model Serial No. LC40–550FG ............. LC41–550FG ............. LC42–550FG ............. 40001 through 40079. 41001 and up. 42001 and up. Unsafe Condition (d) This AD is the result of reports of possible foreign object contamination of the linear bearings. We are issuing this AD to prevent jamming in the aileron and elevator control systems, which could result in failure. This failure could lead to loss of control. Compliance (e) To address this problem, you must do the following, unless already done: Actions Compliance Procedures (1) Insert Appendix A of Columbia Mandatory Service Bulletin SB–07–002, dated March 14, 2007, into the Limitations section of the Airplane Flight Manual (AFM). Before further flight after April 9, 2007 (the effective date of this AD). (2) Access and inspect the aileron and elevator linear bearings on both wings for foreign object debris. Initially inspect within the next 35 hours timein-service (TIS) after April 9, 2007 (the effective date of this AD). Repetitively inspect thereafter at intervals not to exceed 12 calendar months. Remove any debris before further flight after the inspection in which the debris is found. The owner/operator holding at least a private pilot certificate as authorized by section 43.7 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 43.7) may do the AFM insertion requirement of this AD. Make an entry in the aircraft records showing compliance with this portion of the AD following section 43.9 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 43.9). Following Columbia Mandatory Service Bulletin SB–07–002, dated March 14, 2007, and the applicable maintenance manual. (3) Remove any debris found during any inspection required in paragraph (e)(2) of this AD. (4) Inspect the aileron and elevator control rods for scarring or damage near the linear bearings. (5) Contact the manufacturer at the address specified in paragraph (g)(2) of this AD for a repair scheme if any scarring or damage is found during any inspection required in paragraph (e)(4) of this AD. Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES (f) The Manager, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), FAA, ATTN: Jeff Morfitt, Aerospace Engineer, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone: (425) 917–6405; fax: (425) 917–6590, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Before using any approved AMOC on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify your appropriate principal inspector (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local FSDO. Material Incorporated by Reference (g) You must use Columbia Mandatory Service Bulletin SB–07–002, dated March 14, 2007, 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 Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing Corp., 22550 Nelson Road, Bend, Oregon 97701; telephone: (888) 599– 8660; e-mail: Product.Support@FlyColumbia.com. (3) You may review copies at the FAA, Central Region, Office of the Regional VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:32 Apr 02, 2007 Jkt 211001 Initially inspect within the next 35 hours TIS after April 9, 2007 (the effective date of this AD). Repetitively inspect thereafter at intervals not to exceed 12 calendar months. Make all repairs before further flight after the inspection in which scarring or damage is found. Following Columbia letin SB–07–002, and the applicable Following Columbia letin SB–07–002, and the applicable Mandatory Service Buldated March 14, 2007, maintenance manual. Mandatory Service Buldated March 14, 2007, maintenance manual. Following Columbia Mandatory Service Bulletin SB–07–002, dated March 14, 2007, and the applicable maintenance manual. 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. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on March 27, 2007. Kim Smith, Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E7–6011 Filed 4–2–07; 8:45 am] RIN 2120–AA66 BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 Docket No. FAA–2005–23157; Airspace Docket No. 05–ANM–15] Amendment to Class E Airspace; Kalispell, MT Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This technical amendment corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on July 24, 2006 (71 FR 41727), Docket No. FAA–2005–23157, Airspace Docket No. 05–ANM–15. In that rule, the reference to FAA Order 7400.9 was published as FAA Order 7400.9O. The correct reference is FAA Order 7400.9P. Also, the corresponding date that refers to the date the Order was signed was omitted. The final rule should state ‘‘* * * dated September 1, 2006 * * *’’ (prior to the effective date), Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\03APR1.SGM 03APR1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 63 (Tuesday, April 3, 2007)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 15822-15824]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-6011]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2007-27628; Directorate Identifier 2007-CE-025-AD; 
Amendment 39-15011; AD 2007-07-06]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing 
(Previously the Lancair Company) Models LC40-550FG, LC41-550FG, and 
LC42-550FG Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for 
Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing (previously The Lancair Company) Models 
LC40-550FG, LC41-550FG, and LC42-550FG airplanes. This AD requires you 
to add information to the Limitations section of the Airplane Flight 
Manual (AFM). This AD also requires you to repetitively inspect the 
aileron and the elevator linear bearings and control rods for foreign 
object debris, scarring, or damage and take all necessary corrective 
actions. This AD results from reports of possible foreign object 
contamination of the linear bearings. We are issuing this AD to prevent 
jamming in the aileron and elevator control systems, which could result 
in failure. This failure could lead to loss of control.

DATES: This AD becomes effective on April 9, 2007.
    On April 9, 2007 the Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD.
    We must receive any comments on this AD by June 4, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Use one of the following addresses to comment on this AD.
     DOT Docket Web site: Go to  http://dms.dot.gov and follow 
the instructions for sending your comments electronically.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL-401, 
Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Fax: (202) 493-2251.
     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: Go to http://
www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
    To get the service information identified in this AD, contact 
Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing Corp., 22550 Nelson Road, Bend, Oregon 
97701; telephone: (888) 599-8660; e-mail: 
Product.Support@FlyColumbia.com.
    To view the comments to this AD, go to http://dms.dot.gov. The 
docket number is FAA-2007-27628; Directorate Identifier 2007-CE-025-AD.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Morfitt, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, 
Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, 
WA 98057; telephone: (425) 917-6405; fax: (425) 917-6590.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

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Discussion

    We received a report of an incident involving a pilot flying a 
Model LC41-550FG airplane. The pilot experienced a roll (aileron) 
system control jam, which prevented him from rolling the airplane in 
one direction. Investigation revealed the cause of the problem to be 
foreign material lodged in a linear bearing (part number LA57272500), 
which supports a push-pull tube in the aileron control system.
    This same bearing is used in two places (left and right) in the 
aileron control system and four places (two left and two right) in the 
elevator control system. The foreign material (hardened pieces of 
adhesive material), which was apparently present at the time of 
airplane delivery, randomly lodged in the linear bearing after 
approximately 200 flight hours. This shows that potential exists for 
similar events to occur at any time if foreign material is present near 
one of these bearings.
    The internal control systems are identical for all three airplane 
models affected by this AD. Jamming or roughness in the control systems 
also interferes with the proper functioning of the autopilot.
    This condition, if not corrected, could result in jamming of the 
aileron and elevator control systems, which could result in loss of 
control.

Relevant Service Information

    We reviewed Columbia Mandatory Service Bulletin SB-07-002, dated 
March 14, 2007. The service information describes procedures for adding 
information to the ``Before Starting Engine'' checklist and inspecting 
the aileron and the elevator linear bearings and control rods for 
foreign object debris, scarring, or damage.

FAA's Determination and Requirements of This AD

    We are issuing this AD because we evaluated all the information and 
determined the unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist 
or develop on other products of the same type design. This AD requires 
adding information to the Limitations section of the AFM. This AD also 
requires you to repetitively inspect the aileron and the elevator 
linear bearings and control rods for foreign object debris, scarring, 
or damage and take all necessary corrective actions.
    In preparing this rule, we contacted type clubs and aircraft 
operators to get technical information and information on operational 
and economic impacts. We did not receive any information through these 
contacts. If received, we would have included a discussion of any 
information that may have influenced this action in the rulemaking 
docket.

FAA's Determination of the Effective Date

    Since an unsafe condition exists that requires the immediate 
adoption of this AD, 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 an opportunity for 
public comment. We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, 
or arguments regarding this AD. Send your comments to an address listed 
under the ADDRESSES section. Include the docket number ``FAA-2007-
27628; Directorate Identifier 2007-CE-025-AD'' at the beginning of your 
comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, 
economic, environmental, and energy aspects of the AD. We will consider 
all comments received by the closing date and may amend the AD in light 
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 concerning 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.
    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.

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket that contains the AD, the regulatory 
evaluation, any comments received, and other information 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 Docket Office (telephone (800) 647-5227) is 
located at the street address stated in the ADDRESSES section. Comments 
will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt.

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 airworthiness 
directive (AD):

2007-07-06 Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing (Previously The Lancair 
Company): Amendment 39-15011; Docket No. FAA-2007-27628; Directorate 
Identifier 2007-CE-025-AD.

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Effective Date

    (a) This AD becomes effective on April 9, 2007.

Affected ADs

    (b) None.

Applicability

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

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                   Model                             Serial No.
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LC40-550FG................................  40001 through 40079.
LC41-550FG................................  41001 and up.
LC42-550FG................................  42001 and up.
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Unsafe Condition

    (d) This AD is the result of reports of possible foreign object 
contamination of the linear bearings. We are issuing this AD to 
prevent jamming in the aileron and elevator control systems, which 
could result in failure. This failure could lead to loss of control.

Compliance

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

------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Actions                 Compliance            Procedures
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(1) Insert Appendix A of      Before further        The owner/operator
 Columbia Mandatory Service    flight after April    holding at least a
 Bulletin SB-07-002, dated     9, 2007 (the          private pilot
 March 14, 2007, into the      effective date of     certificate as
 Limitations section of the    this AD).             authorized by
 Airplane Flight Manual                              section 43.7 of the
 (AFM).                                              Federal Aviation
                                                     Regulations (14 CFR
                                                     43.7) may do the
                                                     AFM insertion
                                                     requirement of this
                                                     AD. Make an entry
                                                     in the aircraft
                                                     records showing
                                                     compliance with
                                                     this portion of the
                                                     AD following
                                                     section 43.9 of the
                                                     Federal Aviation
                                                     Regulations (14 CFR
                                                     43.9).
(2) Access and inspect the    Initially inspect     Following Columbia
 aileron and elevator linear   within the next 35    Mandatory Service
 bearings on both wings for    hours time-in-        Bulletin SB-07-002,
 foreign object debris.        service (TIS) after   dated March 14,
                               April 9, 2007 (the    2007, and the
                               effective date of     applicable
                               this AD).             maintenance manual.
                               Repetitively
                               inspect thereafter
                               at intervals not to
                               exceed 12 calendar
                               months.
(3) Remove any debris found   Remove any debris     Following Columbia
 during any inspection         before further        Mandatory Service
 required in paragraph         flight after the      Bulletin SB-07-002,
 (e)(2) of this AD.            inspection in which   dated March 14,
                               the debris is found.  2007, and the
                                                     applicable
                                                     maintenance manual.
(4) Inspect the aileron and   Initially inspect     Following Columbia
 elevator control rods for     within the next 35    Mandatory Service
 scarring or damage near the   hours TIS after       Bulletin SB-07-002,
 linear bearings.              April 9, 2007 (the    dated March 14,
                               effective date of     2007, and the
                               this AD).             applicable
                               Repetitively          maintenance manual.
                               inspect thereafter
                               at intervals not to
                               exceed 12 calendar
                               months.
(5) Contact the manufacturer  Make all repairs      Following Columbia
 at the address specified in   before further        Mandatory Service
 paragraph (g)(2) of this AD   flight after the      Bulletin SB-07-002,
 for a repair scheme if any    inspection in which   dated March 14,
 scarring or damage is found   scarring or damage    2007, and the
 during any inspection         is found.             applicable
 required in paragraph                               maintenance manual.
 (e)(4) of this AD.
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Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (f) The Manager, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 
FAA, ATTN: Jeff Morfitt, Aerospace Engineer, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., 
Renton, WA 98057; telephone: (425) 917-6405; fax: (425) 917-6590, 
has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using 
the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Before using any approved AMOC 
on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify your appropriate 
principal inspector (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District Office 
(FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local FSDO.

Material Incorporated by Reference

    (g) You must use Columbia Mandatory Service Bulletin SB-07-002, 
dated March 14, 2007, 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 
Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing Corp., 22550 Nelson Road, Bend, 
Oregon 97701; telephone: (888) 599-8660; e-mail: 
Product.Support@FlyColumbia.com.
    (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 March 27, 2007.
Kim Smith,
Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service.
 [FR Doc. E7-6011 Filed 4-2-07; 8:45 am]
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