Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, A340-300, A340-500, and A340-600 Series Airplanes, 61796-61800 [E7-21394]

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Section 381.196(b) is amended by adding Chile in alphabetical order to the list of countries in paragraph (b). rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with RULES I Done at Washington, DC, on October 29, 2007. Alfred V. Alamanza, Administrator. [FR Doc. E7–21511 Filed 10–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:34 Oct 31, 2007 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2007–0076; Directorate Identifier 2007–NM–241–AD; Amendment 39–15246; AD 2007–22–10] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330–200, A330–300, A340–200, A340– 300, A340–500, and A340–600 Series Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as: During MLG (main landing gear) lubrication, a crack was found visually in the MLG rib 6 aft bearing forward lug on one A330 in service aircraft. * * * This condition, if not detected and corrected, could affect the structural integrity of the MLG attachment. Failure of the forward lug could result in collapse of the MLG upon landing. This AD requires actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI. DATES: This AD becomes effective November 16, 2007. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the AD as of November 16, 2007. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain other publications listed in the AD as of February 15, 2007 (72 FR 4416, January 31, 2007). We must receive comments on this AD by December 3, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–40, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at https:// www.regulations.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 this AD, 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Backman, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; telephone (425) 227–2797; fax (425) 227–1149. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion On January 23, 2007, we issued AD 2007–03–04, Amendment 39–14915 (72 FR 4416, January 31, 2007). That AD required actions intended to address an unsafe condition on the products listed above. Since we issued AD 2007–03–04, it has been determined that the previous modification/repair (interference fit bushings) cannot be considered as terminating action to the inspection because of the unknown root cause of the cracking. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Community, has issued Emergency Airworthiness Directive 2007–0247 R1E, dated September 7, 2007, corrected October 4, 2007 (referred to after this as ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: During MLG (main landing gear) lubrication, a crack was found visually in the MLG rib 6 aft bearing forward lug on one A330 in service aircraft. The crack had extended through the entire thickness of the forward lug at approximately the 4 o’clock position (when looking forward). Despite intensive investigation so far, Airbus has not been able to determine the root cause of this single event. This condition, if not detected and corrected, could affect the structural integrity of the MLG attachment. Emergency Airworthiness Directive (EAD) 2006–0364–E [which corresponds to FAA AD 2007–03–04] was issued to require repetitive detailed visual inspections of the LH (left hand) and RH (right hand) wing MLG rib 6 E:\FR\FM\01NOR1.SGM 01NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 211 / Thursday, November 1, 2007 / Rules and Regulations aft bearing lugs. This new EAD, which supersedes EAD 2006–0364–E, is issued to: —Expand the applicability to all A330 and A340 series aircraft, because the interference fit bushes cannot be considered as a terminating action, owing to unknown root cause; and —Add a second parameter quoted in Flight Hours (FH) to the inspection interval in order to reflect the aircraft utilisation in service. Failure of the forward lug could result in collapse of the MLG upon landing. If any crack is detected, the corrective action is contacting Airbus for repair instructions and replacing the cracked MLG rib 6 fitting before further flight. You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket. Relevant Service Information Airbus has issued Service Bulletins A330–57–3096, Revision 02, dated August 13, 2007; A340–57–4104, Revision 02, dated September 5, 2007; and A340–57–5009, Revision 01, dated August 13, 2007. The actions described in this service information are intended to correct the unsafe condition identified in the MCAI. FAA’s Determination and Requirements of This 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 the State of Design Authority, we have been notified of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service information referenced above. We are issuing this AD because we evaluated all pertinent information and determined the unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same type design. rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with RULES Differences Between the 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 FAA policies. Any such differences are highlighted in a Note within the AD. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:20 Oct 31, 2007 Jkt 214001 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 during an MLG maintenance task for lubrication, a crack was found visually in the wing MLG rib 6 aft bearing forward lug on one inservice A330 airplane. The crack had extended through the entire thickness of the forward lug at the 4 o’clock position. The root cause has not been determined and therefore the previous modification/ repair (interference fit bushings) cannot be considered as terminating action to the inspections. Inspections are now necessary on all Model A330–200, A330–300, A340–200, A340–300, A340– 500, and A340–600 series airplanes, both with and without a previous modification/repair installed. Failure of the MLG attachment could result in MLG collapse upon landing. 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–2007–0076; Directorate Identifier 2007–NM–241– 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 https:// www.regulations.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 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 61797 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. 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 removing Amendment 39–14915 (72 FR 4416, January 31, 2007) and adding the following new AD: I E:\FR\FM\01NOR1.SGM 01NOR1 61798 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 211 / Thursday, November 1, 2007 / Rules and Regulations 2007–22–10 Airbus: Amendment 39–15246. Docket No. FAA–2007–0076; Directorate Identifier 2007–NM–241–AD. Effective Date (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective November 16, 2007. Affected ADs (b) This AD supersedes AD 2007–03–04. Applicability (c) This AD applies to all Airbus Model A330–200, A330–300, A340–200, A340–300, A340–500, and A340–600 series airplanes, certificated in any category, all certified models, all serial numbers. Subject (d) Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 57: Wings. Reason (e) The mandatory continued airworthiness information (MCAI) states: During MLG (main landing gear) lubrication, a crack was found visually in the MLG rib 6 aft bearing forward lug on one A330 in service aircraft. The crack had extended through the entire thickness of the forward lug at approximately the 4 o’clock position (when looking forward). Despite intensive investigation so far, Airbus has not been able to determine the root cause of this single event. This condition, if not detected and corrected, could affect the structural integrity of the MLG attachment. Emergency Airworthiness Directive (EAD) 2006–0364–E was issued to require repetitive detailed visual inspections of the LH (left hand) and RH (right hand) wing MLG rib 6 aft bearing lugs. This new EAD, which supersedes EAD 2006–0364–E, is issued to: —Expand the applicability to all A330 and A340 series aircraft, because the interference fit bushes cannot be considered as a terminating action, owing to unknown root cause; and —Add a second parameter quoted in Flight Hours (FH) to the inspection interval in order to reflect the aircraft utilisation in service. Failure of the forward lug could result in collapse of the MLG upon landing. If any crack is detected, the corrective action is contacting Airbus for repair instructions and replacing the cracked MLG rib 6 fitting before further flight. Restatement of the Requirements of AD 2007–03–04 (f) Unless already done, do the following actions in accordance with the instructions defined in the applicable service bulletin listed in Table 1 of this AD. After the effective date of this AD, the following Airbus Service Bulletins must be used, as applicable: A330–57–3096, Revision 02, dated August 13, 2007; A340–57–4104, Revision 02, dated September 5, 2007; and A340–57–5009, Revision 01, dated August 13, 2007. TABLE 1.—AIRBUS SERVICE INFORMATION Airbus Service Bulletin rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with RULES A330–57A3096 A330–57A3096 A340–57A4104 A340–57A4104 A340–57A5009 A340–57–5009 Revision level ................................................................. ................................................................. ................................................................. ................................................................. ................................................................. ................................................................. (1) For airplanes identified in paragraphs (f)(1)(i), (f)(1)(ii), and (f)(1)(iii) of this AD: Within 60 months since first flight, or 14 days after February 15, 2007 (the effective date of AD 2007–03–04), whichever occurs later, perform a detailed visual inspection of the LH (left-hand) and RH (right-hand) wing MLG rib 6 aft bearing lugs (forward and aft) to detect any cracks on the two lugs. (i) Airbus Model A330–200 and A330–300 series airplanes, except those on which Airbus modification 49353 has been embodied in production, or Airbus Service Bulletin A330–57–3082 has been embodied in service on both wings, and except those that have been repaired on both wings as per Airbus UK Limited Repair Drawing R572– 56230, or Airbus A330 Structural Repair Manual 57–26–13, page block 201. (ii) Airbus Model A340–200 and A340–300 series airplanes, except those on which Airbus modification 49353 has been embodied in production, or Airbus Service Bulletin A340–57–4088 has been embodied in service on both wings, and except those that have been repaired on both wings as per Airbus UK Limited Repair Drawing R572– 56230, or Airbus A340 Structural Repair Manual 57–26–13, page block 201. (iii) Airbus Model A340–500 and A340– 600 series airplanes, except those on which Airbus modification 50040 or 51585 has been embodied in production. (2) If any crack is detected, contact Airbus immediately and proceed with the replacement of the MLG rib 6 before further VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:34 Oct 31, 2007 Jkt 214001 Date Original ............................................................................ 02 ..................................................................................... Original ............................................................................ 02 ..................................................................................... Original ............................................................................ 01 ..................................................................................... December 5, 2006. August 13, 2007. December 5, 2006. September 5, 2007. December 5, 2006. August 13, 2007. flight. Repeat the inspection required by paragraph (f)(1) of this AD thereafter as specified in paragraph (g)(2) of this AD. (3) If no crack is detected, repeat the inspection required by paragraph (f)(1) of this AD at intervals not to exceed the applicable interval specified in paragraph (f)(3)(i), (f)(3)(ii), or (f)(3)(iii) of this AD, until the first inspection required by paragraph (g)(2) of this AD is done. Repeat the inspection thereafter as specified in paragraph (g)(2) of this AD. If any crack is detected during the repeat inspections, before further flight, apply the corrective action mentioned in paragraph (f)(2) of this AD as applicable. (i) 300 flight cycles (FC) for Model A330 airplanes. (ii) 200 FC for Model A340–200 and A340– 300 airplanes. (iii) 100 FC for Model A340–500 and A340–600 airplanes. August 13, 2007; as applicable. If any crack is detected during any inspection required by this paragraph, before further flight do the actions required by paragraph (f)(2) of this AD. (2) For all airplanes: Repeat the detailed visual inspection for cracking of the LH and RH wing MLG Rib 6 bearing lugs (forward and aft) at the applicable interval specified in Table 2 of this AD, except as provided by paragraph (g)(3) of this AD. If any crack is detected during any inspection required by this paragraph, before further flight do the actions required by paragraph (f)(2) of this AD. Note 1: Replacement of the MLG Rib 6 fitting in accordance with paragraph (f)(2) of this AD does not constitute terminating action for the inspection requirements of this AD. New Requirements of This AD: Actions and Compliance (g) Unless already done, do the following actions. (1) For airplanes not affected by paragraph (f)(1) of this AD: Within 60 months since first flight, or 14 days after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs later, do the action required by paragraph (f)(1) of this AD in accordance with the instructions defined in Airbus Service Bulletin A330–57–3096, Revision 02, dated August 13, 2007; A340– 57–4104, Revision 02, dated September 5, 2007; or A340–57–5009, Revision 01, dated Note 2: If the MLG Rib 6 fitting is replaced in accordance with paragraph (f)(2) of this AD, the first inspection threshold for the replaced MLG Rib 6 is 5 years after such replacement. (3) For airplanes that have been inspected before the effective date of this AD in accordance with the applicable service bulletin specified in Table 3 of this AD: Apply the new interval specified in Table 2 of this AD from the first inspection, scheduled in accordance with the requirements of paragraph (f)(3) of this AD, that occurs after the effective date of this AD. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\01NOR1.SGM 01NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 211 / Thursday, November 1, 2007 / Rules and Regulations 61799 TABLE 2.—REPETITIVE INSPECTION INTERVALS Model A330–200 A330–300 A340–200 A300–300 A340–300 A340–500 Interval (whichever occurs first) series airplanes ................................................................................................................. series airplanes ................................................................................................................. series airplanes ................................................................................................................. series airplanes, except WV27 ......................................................................................... series airplanes, WV27 ..................................................................................................... and –600 series airplanes ................................................................................................. 300 300 200 200 200 100 flight flight flight flight flight flight cycles cycles cycles cycles cycles cycles or or or or or or 1,500 flight hours. 900 flight hours. 800 flight hours. 800 flight hours. 400 flight hours. 500 flight hours. TABLE 3.—EARLIER REVISIONS OF SERVICE BULLETINS Airbus Service Bulletin A330–57A3096 A330–57A3096 A340–57A4104 A340–57–4104 A340–57A5009 Revision Level ................................................................. ................................................................. ................................................................. ................................................................. ................................................................. (4) Actions done before the effective date of this AD in accordance with Airbus Service Bulletin A330–57A3096, Revision 01, dated April 18, 2007; and A340–57–4104, Revision 01, dated August 13, 2007; are acceptable for compliance with the corresponding requirements of this AD. FAA AD Differences Note 3: This AD differs from the MCAI and/or service information as follows: No differences. Other FAA AD Provisions (h) The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested Date Original ............................................................................ 01 ..................................................................................... Original ............................................................................ 01 ..................................................................................... Original ............................................................................ using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Send information to ATTN: Tim Backman, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; telephone (425) 227–2797; 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. December 5, 2006. April 18, 2007. December 5, 2006. August 13, 2007. December 5, 2006. (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. (4) Special Flight Permits: We are not allowing special flight permits, as described in Section 21.197 and Section 21.199 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 21.197 and 21.199). Related Information (i) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Emergency Airworthiness Directive 2007–0247 R1–E, dated September 7, 2007 (corrected October 4, 2007), and the service bulletins listed in Table 4 of this AD, for related information. TABLE 4.—RELATED SERVICE BULLETINS Airbus Service Bulletin Revision level (1) A330–57–3096 ............................................................ (2) A340–57–4104 ............................................................ (3) A340–57–5009 ............................................................ 02 ..................................................................................... 02 ..................................................................................... 01 ..................................................................................... Material Incorporated by Reference (j) You must use the service bulletins identified in Table 5 of this AD to do the Date August 13, 2007. September 5, 2007. August 13, 2007. actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. TABLE 5.—MATERIAL INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE Revision level A330–57A3096 ................................................................. A330–57–3096, excluding Appendix 01 .......................... A340–57A4104 ................................................................. A340–57–4104, excluding Appendix 01 .......................... A340–57A5009 ................................................................. A340–57–5009, excluding Appendix 01 .......................... rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with RULES Airbus Service Bulletin Original ............................................................................ 02 ..................................................................................... Original ............................................................................ 02 ..................................................................................... Original ............................................................................ 01 ..................................................................................... (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of the service information identified in Table 6 VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:34 Oct 31, 2007 Jkt 214001 Date of this AD under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\01NOR1.SGM 01NOR1 December 5, 2006. August 13, 2007. December 5, 2006. September 5, 2007. December 5, 2006. August 13, 2007. 61800 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 211 / Thursday, November 1, 2007 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 6.—NEW MATERIAL INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE Airbus Service Bulletin Revision level A330–57–3096, excluding Appendix 01 .......................... A340–57–4104, excluding Appendix 01 .......................... A340–57–5009, excluding Appendix 01 .......................... 02 ..................................................................................... 02 ..................................................................................... 01 ..................................................................................... (2) The Director of the Federal Register previously approved the incorporation by reference of the service information Date August 13, 2007. September 5, 2007. August 13, 2007. identified in Table 7 of this AD on February 15, 2007 (72 FR 4416, January 31, 2007). TABLE 7.—MATERIAL PREVIOUSLY INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE Airbus Service Bulletin Revision level A330–57A3096 ................................................................. A340–57A4104 ................................................................. A340–57A5009 ................................................................. Original ............................................................................ Original ............................................................................ Original ............................................................................ (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Airbus, 1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France. (4) 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: https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Renton, Washington, on October 24, 2007. Stephen P. Boyd, Assistant Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E7–21394 Filed 10–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE 22 CFR Part 62 RIN 1400–AC38 [Public Notice 5977] Exchange Visitor Program—Fees and Charges for Exchange Visitor Program Services Department of State. Final rule. AGENCY: rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with RULES ACTION: SUMMARY: On June 22, 2007, the Department of State published a Proposed Rule to revise its regulations regarding fees and charges for Exchange Visitor Program services. These proposed regulations are adopted without change. The fees permit the Department to recoup the cost of providing such Exchange Visitor Program services. DATES: Effective Date: This rule is effective December 3, 2007. VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:34 Oct 31, 2007 Jkt 214001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stanley S. Colvin, Director, Office of Exchange Coordination and Designation, U.S. Department of State, SA–44, 301 4th Street, SW., Room 734, Washington, DC 20547; 202–203–5096 or e-mail at jexchanges@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department published a proposed rule, Public Notice 5837 at 72 FR 34419– 34424, June 22, 2007, with a request for comments, removing regulations presently set forth at 22 CFR Part 62, Subpart H—‘‘Fees’’, § 62.90 and adding a new § 62.17 (‘‘Fees and Charges’’) containing all of the fees and charges for Exchange Visitor Program services. The rule was discussed in detail in Public Notice 5837, as were the Department’s reasons for the other changes to the regulations. The Department received eight comments and is now promulgating a final rule with no changes from the proposed rule. Comment Analysis The Department received eight comments. One was from a private organization, and due to rising costs found the new fees wholly acceptable. One comment had no relevance to the proposed rule. Six comments were from academic institutions that opined that the new fees may prove problematic due to their institutional budget cycles. The Department is of the opinion that the new redesignation fee of $1,748, due every two years, imposes little or no hardship on the U.S. higher education community and notes that only six of more than 900 such institutions responded to this notice. Regulatory Findings Administrative Procedure Act This regulation involves a foreign affairs function of the United States and, PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Date December 5, 2006. December 5, 2006. December 5, 2006. therefore, in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(1), is not subject to the rule making procedures set forth at 5 U.S.C. 553. Regulatory Flexibility Act/Executive Order 13272: Small Business. This rule is not subject to the noticeand-comment rulemaking provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act or any other act and, accordingly it does not require analysis under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601, et seq.) and Executive Order 13272, section 3(b). The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 Section 202 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (UFMA), Public Law 104–4, 109 Stat. 48, 2 U.S.C. 1532, generally requires agencies to prepare a statement before proposing any rule that may result in an annual expenditure of $100 million or more by State, local, or tribal governments, or by the private sector. This rule will not result in any such expenditure, nor will it significantly or uniquely affect small governments. The Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 This rule is not a major rule as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804, for purposes of congressional review of agency rulemaking under the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, Public Law 104–121. This rule will not result in an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more; a major increase in costs or prices; or adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or the ability of United States-based companies to compete with foreign-based companies in domestic and import markets. E:\FR\FM\01NOR1.SGM 01NOR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2007-0076; Directorate Identifier 2007-NM-241-AD; 
Amendment 39-15246; AD 2007-22-10]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, A340-
200, A340-300, A340-500, and A340-600 Series Airplanes

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

ACTION: Final rule; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) 
for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory 
continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation 
authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe 
condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe 
condition as:

    During MLG (main landing gear) lubrication, a crack was found 
visually in the MLG rib 6 aft bearing forward lug on one A330 in 
service aircraft. * * * This condition, if not detected and 
corrected, could affect the structural integrity of the MLG 
attachment.

    Failure of the forward lug could result in collapse of the MLG upon 
landing. This AD requires actions that are intended to address the 
unsafe condition described in the MCAI.

DATES: This AD becomes effective November 16, 2007.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in the AD as of November 16, 
2007.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain other publications listed in the AD as of February 
15, 2007 (72 FR 4416, January 31, 2007).
    We must receive comments on this AD by December 3, 2007.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://
www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: (202) 493-2251.
     Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-40, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays.

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at https://
www.regulations.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 this AD, 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Backman, Aerospace Engineer, 
International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 
1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057-3356; telephone (425) 
227-2797; fax (425) 227-1149.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    On January 23, 2007, we issued AD 2007-03-04, Amendment 39-14915 
(72 FR 4416, January 31, 2007). That AD required actions intended to 
address an unsafe condition on the products listed above.
    Since we issued AD 2007-03-04, it has been determined that the 
previous modification/repair (interference fit bushings) cannot be 
considered as terminating action to the inspection because of the 
unknown root cause of the cracking.
    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical 
Agent for the Member States of the European Community, has issued 
Emergency Airworthiness Directive 2007-0247 R1-E, dated September 7, 
2007, corrected October 4, 2007 (referred to after this as ``the 
MCAI''), to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The 
MCAI states:

    During MLG (main landing gear) lubrication, a crack was found 
visually in the MLG rib 6 aft bearing forward lug on one A330 in 
service aircraft. The crack had extended through the entire 
thickness of the forward lug at approximately the 4 o'clock position 
(when looking forward). Despite intensive investigation so far, 
Airbus has not been able to determine the root cause of this single 
event. This condition, if not detected and corrected, could affect 
the structural integrity of the MLG attachment.
    Emergency Airworthiness Directive (EAD) 2006-0364-E [which 
corresponds to FAA AD 2007-03-04] was issued to require repetitive 
detailed visual inspections of the LH (left hand) and RH (right 
hand) wing MLG rib 6

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aft bearing lugs. This new EAD, which supersedes EAD 2006-0364-E, is 
issued to:

--Expand the applicability to all A330 and A340 series aircraft, 
because the interference fit bushes cannot be considered as a 
terminating action, owing to unknown root cause; and
--Add a second parameter quoted in Flight Hours (FH) to the 
inspection interval in order to reflect the aircraft utilisation in 
service.

    Failure of the forward lug could result in collapse of the MLG upon 
landing. If any crack is detected, the corrective action is contacting 
Airbus for repair instructions and replacing the cracked MLG rib 6 
fitting before further flight. You may obtain further information by 
examining the MCAI in the AD docket.

Relevant Service Information

    Airbus has issued Service Bulletins A330-57-3096, Revision 02, 
dated August 13, 2007; A340-57-4104, Revision 02, dated September 5, 
2007; and A340-57-5009, Revision 01, dated August 13, 2007. The actions 
described in this service information are intended to correct the 
unsafe condition identified in the MCAI.

FAA's Determination and Requirements of This 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 the State of Design Authority, we have 
been notified of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service 
information referenced above. We are issuing this AD because we 
evaluated all pertinent information and determined the unsafe condition 
exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same 
type design.

Differences Between the 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 FAA policies. Any such differences are 
highlighted in a Note within the AD.

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 
during an MLG maintenance task for lubrication, a crack was found 
visually in the wing MLG rib 6 aft bearing forward lug on one in-
service A330 airplane. The crack had extended through the entire 
thickness of the forward lug at the 4 o'clock position. The root cause 
has not been determined and therefore the previous modification/repair 
(interference fit bushings) cannot be considered as terminating action 
to the inspections. Inspections are now necessary on all Model A330-
200, A330-300, A340-200, A340-300, A340-500, and A340-600 series 
airplanes, both with and without a previous modification/repair 
installed. Failure of the MLG attachment could result in MLG collapse 
upon landing. 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-2007-0076; Directorate 
Identifier 2007-NM-241-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 https://
www.regulations.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.
    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.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

    Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by 
reference, Safety.

Adoption of the Amendment

0
Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, 
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]

0
2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by removing Amendment 39-14915 (72 FR 
4416, January 31, 2007) and adding the following new AD:


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2007-22-10 Airbus: Amendment 39-15246. Docket No. FAA-2007-0076; 
Directorate Identifier 2007-NM-241-AD.

Effective Date

    (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective November 
16, 2007.

Affected ADs

    (b) This AD supersedes AD 2007-03-04.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to all Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, 
A340-200, A340-300, A340-500, and A340-600 series airplanes, 
certificated in any category, all certified models, all serial 
numbers.

Subject

    (d) Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 57: Wings.

Reason

    (e) The mandatory continued airworthiness information (MCAI) 
states:

    During MLG (main landing gear) lubrication, a crack was found 
visually in the MLG rib 6 aft bearing forward lug on one A330 in 
service aircraft. The crack had extended through the entire 
thickness of the forward lug at approximately the 4 o'clock position 
(when looking forward). Despite intensive investigation so far, 
Airbus has not been able to determine the root cause of this single 
event. This condition, if not detected and corrected, could affect 
the structural integrity of the MLG attachment.
    Emergency Airworthiness Directive (EAD) 2006-0364-E was issued 
to require repetitive detailed visual inspections of the LH (left 
hand) and RH (right hand) wing MLG rib 6 aft bearing lugs. This new 
EAD, which supersedes EAD 2006-0364-E, is issued to:

--Expand the applicability to all A330 and A340 series aircraft, 
because the interference fit bushes cannot be considered as a 
terminating action, owing to unknown root cause; and
--Add a second parameter quoted in Flight Hours (FH) to the 
inspection interval in order to reflect the aircraft utilisation in 
service.

    Failure of the forward lug could result in collapse of the MLG 
upon landing. If any crack is detected, the corrective action is 
contacting Airbus for repair instructions and replacing the cracked 
MLG rib 6 fitting before further flight.

Restatement of the Requirements of AD 2007-03-04

    (f) Unless already done, do the following actions in accordance 
with the instructions defined in the applicable service bulletin 
listed in Table 1 of this AD. After the effective date of this AD, 
the following Airbus Service Bulletins must be used, as applicable: 
A330-57-3096, Revision 02, dated August 13, 2007; A340-57-4104, 
Revision 02, dated September 5, 2007; and A340-57-5009, Revision 01, 
dated August 13, 2007.

                                      Table 1.--Airbus Service Information
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Airbus Service Bulletin                Revision level                            Date
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A330-57A3096...........................  Original..................  December 5, 2006.
A330-57A3096...........................  02........................  August 13, 2007.
A340-57A4104...........................  Original..................  December 5, 2006.
A340-57A4104...........................  02........................  September 5, 2007.
A340-57A5009...........................  Original..................  December 5, 2006.
A340-57-5009...........................  01........................  August 13, 2007.
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    (1) For airplanes identified in paragraphs (f)(1)(i), 
(f)(1)(ii), and (f)(1)(iii) of this AD: Within 60 months since first 
flight, or 14 days after February 15, 2007 (the effective date of AD 
2007-03-04), whichever occurs later, perform a detailed visual 
inspection of the LH (left-hand) and RH (right-hand) wing MLG rib 6 
aft bearing lugs (forward and aft) to detect any cracks on the two 
lugs.
    (i) Airbus Model A330-200 and A330-300 series airplanes, except 
those on which Airbus modification 49353 has been embodied in 
production, or Airbus Service Bulletin A330-57-3082 has been 
embodied in service on both wings, and except those that have been 
repaired on both wings as per Airbus UK Limited Repair Drawing R572-
56230, or Airbus A330 Structural Repair Manual 57-26-13, page block 
201.
    (ii) Airbus Model A340-200 and A340-300 series airplanes, except 
those on which Airbus modification 49353 has been embodied in 
production, or Airbus Service Bulletin A340-57-4088 has been 
embodied in service on both wings, and except those that have been 
repaired on both wings as per Airbus UK Limited Repair Drawing R572-
56230, or Airbus A340 Structural Repair Manual 57-26-13, page block 
201.
    (iii) Airbus Model A340-500 and A340-600 series airplanes, 
except those on which Airbus modification 50040 or 51585 has been 
embodied in production.
    (2) If any crack is detected, contact Airbus immediately and 
proceed with the replacement of the MLG rib 6 before further flight. 
Repeat the inspection required by paragraph (f)(1) of this AD 
thereafter as specified in paragraph (g)(2) of this AD.
    (3) If no crack is detected, repeat the inspection required by 
paragraph (f)(1) of this AD at intervals not to exceed the 
applicable interval specified in paragraph (f)(3)(i), (f)(3)(ii), or 
(f)(3)(iii) of this AD, until the first inspection required by 
paragraph (g)(2) of this AD is done. Repeat the inspection 
thereafter as specified in paragraph (g)(2) of this AD. If any crack 
is detected during the repeat inspections, before further flight, 
apply the corrective action mentioned in paragraph (f)(2) of this AD 
as applicable.
    (i) 300 flight cycles (FC) for Model A330 airplanes.
    (ii) 200 FC for Model A340-200 and A340-300 airplanes.
    (iii) 100 FC for Model A340-500 and A340-600 airplanes.

New Requirements of This AD: Actions and Compliance

    (g) Unless already done, do the following actions.
    (1) For airplanes not affected by paragraph (f)(1) of this AD: 
Within 60 months since first flight, or 14 days after the effective 
date of this AD, whichever occurs later, do the action required by 
paragraph (f)(1) of this AD in accordance with the instructions 
defined in Airbus Service Bulletin A330-57-3096, Revision 02, dated 
August 13, 2007; A340-57-4104, Revision 02, dated September 5, 2007; 
or A340-57-5009, Revision 01, dated August 13, 2007; as applicable. 
If any crack is detected during any inspection required by this 
paragraph, before further flight do the actions required by 
paragraph (f)(2) of this AD.
    (2) For all airplanes: Repeat the detailed visual inspection for 
cracking of the LH and RH wing MLG Rib 6 bearing lugs (forward and 
aft) at the applicable interval specified in Table 2 of this AD, 
except as provided by paragraph (g)(3) of this AD. If any crack is 
detected during any inspection required by this paragraph, before 
further flight do the actions required by paragraph (f)(2) of this 
AD.

    Note 1: Replacement of the MLG Rib 6 fitting in accordance with 
paragraph (f)(2) of this AD does not constitute terminating action 
for the inspection requirements of this AD.


    Note 2: If the MLG Rib 6 fitting is replaced in accordance with 
paragraph (f)(2) of this AD, the first inspection threshold for the 
replaced MLG Rib 6 is 5 years after such replacement.

    (3) For airplanes that have been inspected before the effective 
date of this AD in accordance with the applicable service bulletin 
specified in Table 3 of this AD: Apply the new interval specified in 
Table 2 of this AD from the first inspection, scheduled in 
accordance with the requirements of paragraph (f)(3) of this AD, 
that occurs after the effective date of this AD.

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                                    Table 2.--Repetitive Inspection Intervals
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                   Model                                      Interval (whichever occurs first)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A330-200 series airplanes.................  300 flight cycles or 1,500 flight hours.
A330-300 series airplanes.................  300 flight cycles or 900 flight hours.
A340-200 series airplanes.................  200 flight cycles or 800 flight hours.
A300-300 series airplanes, except WV27....  200 flight cycles or 800 flight hours.
A340-300 series airplanes, WV27...........  200 flight cycles or 400 flight hours.
A340-500 and -600 series airplanes........  100 flight cycles or 500 flight hours.
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                                Table 3.--Earlier Revisions of Service Bulletins
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Airbus Service Bulletin                Revision Level                            Date
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A330-57A3096...........................  Original..................  December 5, 2006.
A330-57A3096...........................  01........................  April 18, 2007.
A340-57A4104...........................  Original..................  December 5, 2006.
A340-57-4104...........................  01........................  August 13, 2007.
A340-57A5009...........................  Original..................  December 5, 2006.
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    (4) Actions done before the effective date of this AD in 
accordance with Airbus Service Bulletin A330-57A3096, Revision 01, 
dated April 18, 2007; and A340-57-4104, Revision 01, dated August 
13, 2007; are acceptable for compliance with the corresponding 
requirements of this AD.

FAA AD Differences

    Note 3: This AD differs from the MCAI and/or service information 
as follows: No differences.

Other FAA AD Provisions

    (h) The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, 
International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane Directorate, 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: Tim 
Backman, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM-116, 
Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, 
Washington 98057-3356; telephone (425) 227-2797; 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.
    (4) Special Flight Permits: We are not allowing special flight 
permits, as described in Section 21.197 and Section 21.199 of the 
Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 21.197 and 21.199).

Related Information

    (i) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information 
(MCAI) European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Emergency 
Airworthiness Directive 2007-0247 R1-E, dated September 7, 2007 
(corrected October 4, 2007), and the service bulletins listed in 
Table 4 of this AD, for related information.

                                       Table 4.--Related Service Bulletins
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Airbus Service Bulletin                Revision level                            Date
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(1) A330-57-3096.......................  02........................  August 13, 2007.
(2) A340-57-4104.......................  02........................  September 5, 2007.
(3) A340-57-5009.......................  01........................  August 13, 2007.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Material Incorporated by Reference

    (j) You must use the service bulletins identified in Table 5 of 
this AD to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD 
specifies otherwise.

                                  Table 5.--Material Incorporated by Reference
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Airbus Service Bulletin                Revision level                            Date
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A330-57A3096...........................  Original..................  December 5, 2006.
A330-57-3096, excluding Appendix 01....  02........................  August 13, 2007.
A340-57A4104...........................  Original..................  December 5, 2006.
A340-57-4104, excluding Appendix 01....  02........................  September 5, 2007.
A340-57A5009...........................  Original..................  December 5, 2006.
A340-57-5009, excluding Appendix 01....  01........................  August 13, 2007.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference of the service information identified in 
Table 6 of this AD under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.

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                                Table 6.--New Material Incorporated by Reference
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Airbus Service Bulletin                Revision level                            Date
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A330-57-3096, excluding Appendix 01....  02........................  August 13, 2007.
A340-57-4104, excluding Appendix 01....  02........................  September 5, 2007.
A340-57-5009, excluding Appendix 01....  01........................  August 13, 2007.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (2) The Director of the Federal Register previously approved the 
incorporation by reference of the service information identified in 
Table 7 of this AD on February 15, 2007 (72 FR 4416, January 31, 
2007).

                             Table 7.--Material Previously Incorporated by Reference
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Airbus Service Bulletin                Revision level                            Date
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A330-57A3096...........................  Original..................  December 5, 2006.
A340-57A4104...........................  Original..................  December 5, 2006.
A340-57A5009...........................  Original..................  December 5, 2006.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Airbus, 1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France.
    (4) 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: https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-
locations.html.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on October 24, 2007.
Stephen P. Boyd,
Assistant Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft 
Certification Service.
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