Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300F4-605R and A300F4-622R Airplanes, 53102-53104 [E7-18050]

Download as PDF 53102 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 180 / Tuesday, September 18, 2007 / Rules and Regulations period, it is unlikely that this interim rule will have any substantial effects on trade, or on large or small businesses. Under these circumstances, the Administrator of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has determined that this action will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Executive Order 12988 Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Corporation, Ltd. Model 750XL Airplanes This rule has been reviewed under Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform. This rule: (1) Preempts all State and local laws and regulations that are inconsistent with this rule; (2) has retroactive effect to June 5, 2007; and (3) does not require administrative proceedings before parties may file suit in court challenging this rule. Paperwork Reduction Act This interim rule contains no information collection or recordkeeping requirements under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). List of Subjects in 9 CFR Part 94 Animal diseases, Imports, Livestock, Meat and meat products, Milk, Poultry and poultry products, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Accordingly, we are amending 9 CFR part 94 as follows: I PART 94—RINDERPEST, FOOT-ANDMOUTH DISEASE, FOWL PEST (FOWL PLAGUE), EXOTIC NEWCASTLE DISEASE, AFRICAN SWINE FEVER, CLASSICAL SWINE FEVER, AND BOVINE SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHY: PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED IMPORTATIONS 1. The authority citation for part 94 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 7 U.S.C. 450, 7701–7772, 7781– 7786, and 8301–8317; 21 U.S.C. 136 and 136a; 31 U.S.C. 9701; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.4. § 94.8 [Amended]. 2. In § 94.8, the introductory text is amended by adding the word ‘‘Georgia,’’ after the word ‘‘Cuba.’’ mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with RULES I Done in Washington, DC, this 12th day of September 2007. Kevin Shea, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. E7–18315 Filed 9–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:27 Sep 17, 2007 Jkt 211001 Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2007–27864; Directorate Identifier 2007–CE–038–AD; Amendment 39–15161; AD 2007–17–03] RIN 2120–AA64 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; correction. AGENCY: Discussion On August 8, 2007, the FAA issued AD 2007–17–03, Amendment 39–15161 (72 FR 46541, August 21, 2007), which applies to certain Pacific Aerospace Corporation Ltd Model 750XL airplanes. AD 2007–17–03 requires you to inspect the inboard end of the rear spar for security of the blind rivets, inspecting the radii of the rear spar upper and lower flanges for cracking, inspecting the aft flange of the inboard rib for cracking, replacing the rear spar if cracks are found in any of the inspections, and replacing rear spar blind rivets with bolts or rivets. The paragraph following the section heading Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Need for the Correction This correction is needed to specify the paragraph designator for the paragraph that follows the Materials Incorporated by Reference section heading. Correction of Publication Accordingly, the publication of August 21, 2007 (72 FR 46541), of Amendment 39–15161; AD 2007–17–03 which was the subject of FR Doc. E7– 15978, is corrected as follows: I SUMMARY: This document makes a correction to Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2007–17–03, which was published in the Federal Register on August 21, 2007 (72 FR 46541), and applies to certain Pacific Aerospace Corporation Ltd Model 750XL airplanes. AD 2007– 17–03 requires inspecting the inboard end of the rear spar for security of the blind rivets, inspecting the radii of the rear spar upper and lower flanges for cracking, inspecting the aft flange of the inboard rib for cracking, replacing the rear spar if cracks are found in any of the inspections, and replacing rear spar blind rivets with bolts or rivets. The paragraph following the section heading Materials Incorporated by Reference does not have a paragraph designator. This document corrects that paragraph by inserting the paragraph designator ‘‘(i)’’ preceding the paragraph text. DATES: The effective date of this AD (2007–17–03) remains September 25, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karl Schletzbaum, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4146; fax: (816) 329–4090. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Materials Incorporated by Reference does not have a paragraph designator. This document corrects that paragraph by inserting the paragraph designator ‘‘(i)’’ preceding the paragraph text. § 39.13 [Corrected] On page 46542, in the second column, at the beginning of the paragraph following the Materials Incorporated by Reference section heading, the paragraph designator (i), indented two spaces, precedes the paragraph. Action is taken herein to correct this reference in AD 2007–17–03 and to add this AD correction to § 39.13 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 39.13). The effective date remains September 25, 2007. I Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on September 10, 2007. Kim Smith, Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E7–18136 Filed 9–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2007–28372; Directorate Identifier 2007–NM–080–AD; Amendment 39–15194; AD 2007–19–04] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300F4–605R and A300F4–622R Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of E:\FR\FM\18SER1.SGM 18SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 180 / Tuesday, September 18, 2007 / Rules and Regulations another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as: which may lead to a loss of performances of the aircraft at Take-Off. This new AD requires accomplishment of a wiring modification that will inhibit the effect of modifications 12088 and 12403. Further to cases of parking brake loss at the gate, a pressure switch system had been introduced on some A300–600 aircraft. The aim of this modification was to recover pedals braking authority if parking brake is not efficient, without having to set the parking brake handle to OFF. However, it appears that in case of failure of the pressure switch system, there is the risk of double (normal and alternate) pressurization of the brakes potentially leading to undetected residual braking, which may lead to a loss of performances of the aircraft at Take-Off. The loss of performance could result in runway overrun or impact with obstacles or terrain during takeoff. You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket. The loss of performance could result in runway overrun or impact with obstacles or terrain during takeoff. We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD becomes effective October 23, 2007. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of October 23, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// dms.dot.gov or in person at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Stafford, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; telephone (425) 227–1622; fax (425) 227–1149. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Conclusion mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with RULES Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to include an AD that would apply to the specified products. That NPRM was published in the Federal Register on June 11, 2007 (72 FR 32025). That NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: Further to cases of parking brake loss at the gate, a pressure switch system had been introduced on some A300–600 aircraft. The aim of this modification was to recover pedals braking authority if parking brake is not efficient, without having to set the parking brake handle to OFF. However, it appears that in case of failure of the pressure switch system, there is the risk of double (normal and alternate) pressurization of the brakes potentially leading to undetected residual braking, VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:27 Sep 17, 2007 Jkt 211001 Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of the cost to the public. We reviewed the available data and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD as proposed. 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 also have required different actions in this AD from those in the MCAI in order to follow our FAA policies. Any such differences are highlighted in a Note within the AD. Costs of Compliance Based on the service information, we estimate that this AD affects about 51 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it takes about 3 work-hours per product to comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate is $80 per work-hour. Where the service information lists required labor costs that are covered under warranty at the operator’s agreed inhouse warranty labor rate, we have assumed that there will be no charge for these costs. As we do not control warranty coverage for affected parties, some parties may incur costs higher than estimated here. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD on U.S. operators to be $12,240, or $240 per product. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 53103 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 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 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 on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov; or in person at the Docket Operations office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains the NPRM, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Operations office (telephone (800) 647–5527) is 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, I E:\FR\FM\18SER1.SGM 18SER1 53104 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 180 / Tuesday, September 18, 2007 / Rules and Regulations FAA AD Differences the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: Note: This AD differs from the MCAI and/ or service information as follows: No differences. PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES Other FAA AD Provisions 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: I (d) Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 32: Landing Gear. (g) The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Send information to ATTN: Tom Stafford, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; telephone (425) 227–1622; fax (425) 227–1149. 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. (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, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the information collection requirements and has assigned OMB Control Number 2120–0056. Reason Related Information (e) The mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) states: Further to cases of parking brake loss at the gate, a pressure switch system had been introduced on some A300–600 aircraft. The aim of this modification was to recover pedals braking authority if parking brake is not efficient, without having to set the parking brake handle to OFF. However, it appears that in case of failure of the pressure switch system, there is the risk of double (normal and alternate) pressurization of the brakes potentially leading to undetected residual braking, which may lead to a loss of performances of the aircraft at Take-Off. This new AD requires accomplishment of a wiring modification that will inhibit the effect of modifications 12088 and 12403. The loss of performance could result in runway overrun or impact with obstacles or terrain during takeoff. (h) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency Airworthiness Directive 2007– 0068, dated March 14, 2007; and Airbus Service Bulletin A300–32–6100, dated September 18, 2006; for related information. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new AD: I 2007–19–04 Airbus: Amendment 39–15194. Docket No. FAA–2007–28372; Directorate Identifier 2007–NM–080–AD. Effective Date (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective October 23, 2007. Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to Airbus Model A300F4–605R and A300F4–622R airplanes; certificated in any category; all serial numbers; on which Airbus Modifications 12088 and 12403 have been embodied during production, or which incorporated Airbus Service Bulletin A300–32–6085 in service, except airplanes on which Airbus Modification 12618 has been embodied during production, or which incorporated Airbus Service Bulletin A300–32–6100 in service. Subject mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with RULES Actions and Compliance (f) Within 3 months after the effective date of this AD unless already done: Modify the wiring in the right electronics rack 90VU (volt unit), in accordance with the instructions of Airbus Service Bulletin A300– 32–6100, dated September 18, 2006. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:27 Sep 17, 2007 Jkt 211001 Material Incorporated by Reference (i) You must use Airbus Service Bulletin A300–32–6100, dated September 18, 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 Airbus, 1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France. (3) 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/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Issued in Renton, Washington, on August 31, 2007. Stephen P. Boyd, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E7–18050 Filed 9–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2007–28308; Directorate Identifier 2007–NM–016–AD; Amendment 39–15195; AD 2007–19–05] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Hawker Beechcraft Model 400, 400A, and 400T Series Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Hawker Beechcraft Model 400, 400A, and 400T series airplanes. This AD requires modifying the attachment fasteners on the engine cowling panels. This AD results from several reports of loose attachment fasteners found on the engine cowling panels, and subsequently the panels either peeling back or separating from the airplane during flight. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the attachment fasteners on the engine cowling panels, which could result in separation of a panel from the airplane, and consequent damage to airplane structure. These conditions could adversely affect continued safe flight and landing of the airplane, or cause injury to people or damage to property on the ground. DATES: This AD becomes effective October 23, 2007. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in the AD as of October 23, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// dms.dot.gov or in person at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC. Contact Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, 9709 East Central, Wichita, Kansas 67206, for service information identified in this AD. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Griffith, Aerospace Engineer, E:\FR\FM\18SER1.SGM 18SER1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 180 (Tuesday, September 18, 2007)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2007-28372; Directorate Identifier 2007-NM-080-AD; 
Amendment 39-15194; AD 2007-19-04]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300F4-605R and A300F4-
622R Airplanes

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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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) originated by an aviation authority of

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another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an 
aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:

    Further to cases of parking brake loss at the gate, a pressure 
switch system had been introduced on some A300-600 aircraft. The aim 
of this modification was to recover pedals braking authority if 
parking brake is not efficient, without having to set the parking 
brake handle to OFF.
    However, it appears that in case of failure of the pressure 
switch system, there is the risk of double (normal and alternate) 
pressurization of the brakes potentially leading to undetected 
residual braking, which may lead to a loss of performances of the 
aircraft at Take-Off.

    The loss of performance could result in runway overrun or impact 
with obstacles or terrain during takeoff. We are issuing this AD to 
require actions to correct the unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: This AD becomes effective October 23, 2007.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of October 23, 
2007.

ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://
dms.dot.gov or in person at the U.S. Department of Transportation, 
Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 
New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Stafford, Aerospace Engineer, 
International Branch, ANM-116, FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 
1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057-3356; telephone (425) 
227-1622; fax (425) 227-1149.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR 
part 39 to include an AD that would apply to the specified products. 
That NPRM was published in the Federal Register on June 11, 2007 (72 FR 
32025). That NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the 
specified products. The MCAI states:

    Further to cases of parking brake loss at the gate, a pressure 
switch system had been introduced on some A300-600 aircraft. The aim 
of this modification was to recover pedals braking authority if 
parking brake is not efficient, without having to set the parking 
brake handle to OFF.
    However, it appears that in case of failure of the pressure 
switch system, there is the risk of double (normal and alternate) 
pressurization of the brakes potentially leading to undetected 
residual braking, which may lead to a loss of performances of the 
aircraft at Take-Off.
    This new AD requires accomplishment of a wiring modification 
that will inhibit the effect of modifications 12088 and 12403.

The loss of performance could result in runway overrun or impact with 
obstacles or terrain during takeoff. You may obtain further information 
by examining the MCAI in the AD docket.

Comments

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

Conclusion

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

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 also have required different actions in this AD from those 
in the MCAI in order to follow our FAA policies. Any such differences 
are highlighted in a Note within the AD.

Costs of Compliance

    Based on the service information, we estimate that this AD affects 
about 51 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it takes 
about 3 work-hours per product to comply with the basic requirements of 
this AD. The average labor rate is $80 per work-hour. Where the service 
information lists required labor costs that are covered under warranty 
at the operator's agreed in-house warranty labor rate, we have assumed 
that there will be no charge for these costs. As we do not control 
warranty coverage for affected parties, some parties may incur costs 
higher than estimated here. Based on these figures, we estimate the 
cost of this AD on U.S. operators to be $12,240, or $240 per product.

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 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 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 on the Internet at http://
dms.dot.gov; or in person at the Docket Operations office between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD 
docket contains the NPRM, the regulatory evaluation, any comments 
received, and other information. The street address for the Docket 
Operations office (telephone (800) 647-5527) is 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,

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the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows:

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

0
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:

2007-19-04 Airbus: Amendment 39-15194. Docket No. FAA-2007-28372; 
Directorate Identifier 2007-NM-080-AD.

Effective Date

    (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective October 
23, 2007.

Affected ADs

    (b) None.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to Airbus Model A300F4-605R and A300F4-622R 
airplanes; certificated in any category; all serial numbers; on 
which Airbus Modifications 12088 and 12403 have been embodied during 
production, or which incorporated Airbus Service Bulletin A300-32-
6085 in service, except airplanes on which Airbus Modification 12618 
has been embodied during production, or which incorporated Airbus 
Service Bulletin A300-32-6100 in service.

Subject

    (d) Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 32: Landing 
Gear.

Reason

    (e) The mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) 
states:
    Further to cases of parking brake loss at the gate, a pressure 
switch system had been introduced on some A300-600 aircraft. The aim 
of this modification was to recover pedals braking authority if 
parking brake is not efficient, without having to set the parking 
brake handle to OFF.
    However, it appears that in case of failure of the pressure 
switch system, there is the risk of double (normal and alternate) 
pressurization of the brakes potentially leading to undetected 
residual braking, which may lead to a loss of performances of the 
aircraft at Take-Off.
    This new AD requires accomplishment of a wiring modification 
that will inhibit the effect of modifications 12088 and 12403.

The loss of performance could result in runway overrun or impact 
with obstacles or terrain during takeoff.

Actions and Compliance

    (f) Within 3 months after the effective date of this AD unless 
already done: Modify the wiring in the right electronics rack 90VU 
(volt unit), in accordance with the instructions of Airbus Service 
Bulletin A300-32-6100, dated September 18, 2006.

FAA AD Differences

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

Other FAA AD Provisions

    (g) The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, 
International Branch, ANM-116, FAA, has the authority to approve 
AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 
39.19. Send information to ATTN: Tom Stafford, Aerospace Engineer, 
International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 
Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057-3356; telephone (425) 
227-1622; fax (425) 227-1149. 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.
    (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, the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the information 
collection requirements and has assigned OMB Control Number 2120-
0056.

Related Information

    (h) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency Airworthiness 
Directive 2007-0068, dated March 14, 2007; and Airbus Service 
Bulletin A300-32-6100, dated September 18, 2006; for related 
information.

Material Incorporated by Reference

    (i) You must use Airbus Service Bulletin A300-32-6100, dated 
September 18, 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 
Airbus, 1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France.
    (3) 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/federal-register/cfr/ibr-
locations.html.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on August 31, 2007.
Stephen P. Boyd,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. E7-18050 Filed 9-17-07; 8:45 am]
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