Special Conditions: Boeing Model 747-8/-8F Airplanes, Systems and Data Networks Security-Protection of Airplane Systems and Data Networks From Unauthorized External Access, 50926-50928 [E9-23753]

Download as PDF 50926 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 190 Friday, October 2, 2009 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE BOARD 12 CFR Parts 985 and 989 FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY 12 CFR Parts 1273 and 1274 RIN 2590–AA30 Board of Directors of Federal Home Loan Bank System Office of Finance pwalker on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with PROPOSALS AGENCY: Federal Housing Finance Agency, Federal Housing Finance Board. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of comment period. SUMMARY: Governed by the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) regulations, the Federal Home Loan Bank System’s (System) Office of Finance (OF), issues debt (‘‘consolidated obligations’’) on which the Federal Home Loan Banks (Banks) are jointly and severally liable and publishes combined financial reports on the Banks. The OF is governed by a board of directors, the composition and functions of which are determined by FHFA’s regulations. The FHFA’s experience with the System and with the OF’s combined financial reports during the recent period of market stress suggests that the OF and the System could benefit from a reconstituted and strengthened board. Consequently, the FHFA published a proposed regulation for comment on August 4, 2009, which was intended to achieve that end. The proposal had a comment period of 60 days, but the FHFA has decided to extend the comment period an additional 30 days. DATES: Comments on the proposed regulation must be received on or before November 4, 2009. For additional information, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. You may submit your comments on the proposed regulation, identified by regulatory information ADDRESSES: VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:38 Oct 01, 2009 Jkt 220001 number (RIN) 2590–AA30 by any of the following methods: • E-mail: Comments to Alfred M. Pollard, General Counsel may be sent by e-mail at RegComments@FHFA.gov. Please include ‘‘RIN 2590–AA30’’ in the subject line of the message. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. If you submit your comment to the Federal eRulemaking Portal, please also send it by e-mail to FHFA at regcomments@fhfa.gov to ensure timely receipt by the agency. • U.S. Mail, United Parcel Service, Federal Express, or Other Mail Service: The mailing address for comments is: Alfred M. 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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 4, 2009, the FHFA published for comment in the Federal Register a proposed regulation to reconstitute and strengthen the board of directors of the OF. See 74 FR 38564 (August 4, 2009). The comment period for the proposed rule was originally to close on October 5, 2009, but the FHFA believes that allowing additional time for comments would benefit the agency. The comment period is, therefore, being extended an additional 30 days until November 4, 2009. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 The FHFA invites comments on all aspects of the proposed regulation, and will adopt a final regulation with appropriate changes after taking all comments into consideration. Copies of all comments will be posted on the Internet Web site at https:// www.fhfa.gov. In addition, copies of all comments received will be available for examination by the public on business days between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., at the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Fourth Floor, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552. To make an appointment to inspect comments, please call the Office of General Counsel at 202–414–6924. Dated: September 29, 2009. Edward J. DeMarco, Acting Director, Federal Housing Finance Agency. [FR Doc. E9–23821 Filed 10–1–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8070–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 25 [Docket No. NM413 Special Conditions No. 25–09–09–SC] Special Conditions: Boeing Model 747–8/–8F Airplanes, Systems and Data Networks Security—Protection of Airplane Systems and Data Networks From Unauthorized External Access AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed special conditions. SUMMARY: This action proposes special conditions for the Boeing Model 747–8/ –8F airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features associated with the architecture and connectivity capabilities of the airplane’s computer systems and networks, which may allow access to external computer systems and networks. Connectivity to external systems and networks may result in security vulnerabilities to the airplane’s systems. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator E:\FR\FM\02OCP1.SGM 02OCP1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 190 / Friday, October 2, 2009 / Proposed Rules considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 2, 2009. Comments on this proposal may be mailed in duplicate to: Federal Aviation Administration, Transport Airplane Directorate, Attention: Rules Docket (ANM–113), Docket No. NM413, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; or delivered in duplicate to the Transport Airplane Directorate at the above address. All comments must be marked Docket No. NM413. Comments may be inspected in the Rules Docket weekdays, except Federal holidays, between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Will Struck, FAA, Airplane and Flight Crew Interface Branch, ANM–111, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; telephone (425) 227–2764; facsimile (425) 227–1149. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: pwalker on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with PROPOSALS Comments Invited The FAA invites interested persons to participate in this rulemaking by submitting written comments, data, or views. The most helpful comments reference a specific portion of the special conditions, explain the reason for any recommended change, and include supporting data. We ask that you send us two copies of written comments. We will file in the docket all comments we receive as well as a report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerning these proposed special conditions. The docket is available for public inspection before and after the comment closing date. If you wish to review the docket in person, go to the address in the ADDRESSES section of this notice between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. We will consider all comments we receive on or before the closing date for comments. We will consider comments filed late if it is possible to do so without incurring expense or delay. We may change the proposed special conditions based on comments we receive. If you want the FAA to acknowledge receipt of your comments on this proposal, include with your comments a pre-addressed, stamped postcard on which the docket number appears. We will stamp the date on the postcard and mail it back to you. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:38 Oct 01, 2009 Jkt 220001 Background On November 4, 2005, The Boeing Company, P.O. Box 3707, Seattle, WA 98124, applied for an amendment to Type Certificate Number A20WE to include the new Model 747–8 passenger airplane and the new Model 747–8F freighter airplane. The Model 747–8 and the Model 747–8F are derivatives of the 747–400 and the 747–400F, respectively. Both the Model 747–8 and the Model 747–8F are four-engine jet transport airplanes that will have a maximum takeoff weight of 975,000 pounds and new General Electric GEnx –2B67 engines. The Model 747–8 will have 2 flight crews and the capacity to carry 660 passengers. The Model 747– 8F will have 2 flight crews and a zero passenger capacity, although Boeing has submitted a petition for exemption to allow the carriage of supernumeraries. The maximum takeoff weight will be 975,000 with up to eight supernumeraries for the 747–8F. Type Certification Basis Under the provisions of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 21.17, Boeing must show that the Model 747–8 and 747–8F (hereafter referred as 747–8/–8F) meet the applicable provisions of part 25, as amended by Amendments 25–1 through 25–120, except for §§ 25.809(a) and 25.812, which will remain at Amendment 25– 115. These regulations will be incorporated into Type Certificate No. A20WE after type certification approval of the 747–8/–8F. In addition, the certification basis includes other regulations, special conditions and exemptions that are not relevant to these proposed special conditions. If the Administrator finds that the applicable airworthiness regulations (i.e., 14 CFR part 25) do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for the 747–8/–8F because of a novel or unusual design feature, special conditions are prescribed under the provisions of § 21.16. In addition to the applicable airworthiness regulations and special conditions, the 747–8/–8F must comply with the fuel vent and exhaust emission requirements of 14 CFR part 34 and the noise certification requirements of 14 CFR part 36. Special conditions, as defined in § 11.19, are issued under § 11.38, and become part of the type certification basis under § 21.101. Special conditions are initially applicable to the model for which they are issued. Should the type certificate for that model be amended later to PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 50927 include any other model that incorporates the same or similar novel or unusual design feature, or should any other model already included on the same type certificate be modified to incorporate the same or similar novel or unusual design feature, the special conditions would also apply to the other model under § 21.101. Novel or Unusual Design Features The Boeing Model 747–8/–8F airplane will incorporate the following novel or unusual design features: Digital systems architecture composed of several connected networks. The proposed architecture and network configuration may be used for, or interfaced with, a diverse set of functions, including: 1. Flight-safety related control, communication, and navigation systems (aircraft control domain), 2. Airline business and administrative support (airline information domain), 3. Passenger information and entertainment systems (passenger entertainment domain), and 4. The capability to allow access to or by external network sources. Discussion The proposed Model 747–8/–8F architecture and network configuration may allow increased connectivity to and access from external network sources and airline operations and maintenance networks to the aircraft control domain and airline information domain. The aircraft control domain and airline information domain perform functions required for the safe operation and maintenance of the airplane. Previously these domains had very limited connectivity with external network sources. The architecture and network configuration may allow the exploitation of network security vulnerabilities resulting in intentional or unintentional destruction, disruption, degradation, or exploitation of data, systems, and networks critical to the safety and maintenance of the airplane. The existing regulations and guidance material did not anticipate these types of airplane system architectures. Furthermore, 14 CFR regulations and current system safety assessment policy and techniques do not address potential security vulnerabilities, which could be exploited by unauthorized access to airplane networks, data buses, and servers. Therefore, these special conditions and a means of compliance are proposed to ensure that the security (i.e., confidentiality, integrity, and availability) of airplane systems is not compromised by unauthorized wired or wireless electronic connections. E:\FR\FM\02OCP1.SGM 02OCP1 50928 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 190 / Friday, October 2, 2009 / Proposed Rules Applicability DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION As discussed above, these proposed special conditions are applicable to Boeing Model 747–8/–8F airplanes. Should Boeing apply at a later date for a change to the type certificate to include another model incorporating the same novel or unusual design features, these proposed special conditions would apply to that model as well under the provisions of § 21.101. Federal Aviation Administration Conclusion This action affects only certain novel or unusual design features of the Boeing Model 747–8/–8F airplane. It is not a rule of general applicability. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 25 Aircraft, Aviation safety, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. The authority citation for these Special Conditions is as follows: Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701, 44702, 44704. The Proposed Special Conditions Accordingly, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes the following special conditions as part of the type certification basis for the Boeing Model 747–8/–8F airplane. 1. The applicant must ensure electronic system security protection for the aircraft control domain and airline information domain from access by unauthorized sources external to the airplane, including those possibly caused by maintenance activity. 2. The applicant must ensure that electronic system security threats from external sources are identified and assessed, and that effective electronic system security protection strategies are implemented to protect the airplane from all adverse impacts on safety, functionality, and continued airworthiness. pwalker on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with PROPOSALS Issued in Renton, Washington, on September 23, 2009. Jeffrey E. Duven, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E9–23753 Filed 10–1–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:38 Oct 01, 2009 Jkt 220001 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2009–0704; Airspace Docket No. 09–ANM–9] Proposed Amendment to Class E Airspace; Riverton, WY AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Riverton Regional Airport, Riverton, WY. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using the VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range (VOR), Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Riverton Regional Airport, Riverton, WY. This will improve the safety of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft executing the VOR (RNAV) GPS (SIAP) at Riverton Regional Airport, Riverton, WY. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 16, 2009. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone (202) 366–9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA–2009–0704; Airspace Docket No. 09–ANM–9, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eldon Taylor, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203–4537. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers (FAA Docket No. FAA PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 2009–0704 and Airspace Docket No. 09– ANM–9) and be submitted in triplicate to the Docket Management System (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number). You may also submit comments through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to FAA Docket No. FAA–2009–0704 and Airspace Docket No. 09–ANM–9’’. The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received on or before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this action may be changed in light of comments received. All comments submitted will be available for examination in the public docket both before and after the closing date for comments. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. Availability of NPRMs An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s Web page at http:// www.faa.gov/airports_airtraffic/ air_traffic/publications/ airspace_amendments/. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office (see the ADDRESSES section for the address and phone number) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the Northwest Mountain Regional Office of the Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Organization, Western Service Area, Operations Support Group, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, WA 98057. Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future NPRM’s should contact the FAA’s Office of Rulemaking, (202) 267–9677, for a copy of Advisory Circular No. 11–2A, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Distribution System, which describes the application procedure. The Proposal The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by modifying Class E E:\FR\FM\02OCP1.SGM 02OCP1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 25

[Docket No. NM413 Special Conditions No. 25-09-09-SC]


Special Conditions: Boeing Model 747-8/-8F Airplanes, Systems and 
Data Networks Security--Protection of Airplane Systems and Data 
Networks From Unauthorized External Access

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed special conditions.

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SUMMARY: This action proposes special conditions for the Boeing Model 
747-8/-8F airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design 
features associated with the architecture and connectivity capabilities 
of the airplane's computer systems and networks, which may allow access 
to external computer systems and networks. Connectivity to external 
systems and networks may result in security vulnerabilities to the 
airplane's systems. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not 
contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design 
features. These proposed special conditions contain the additional 
safety standards that the Administrator

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considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that 
established by the existing airworthiness standards.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 2, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Comments on this proposal may be mailed in duplicate to: 
Federal Aviation Administration, Transport Airplane Directorate, 
Attention: Rules Docket (ANM-113), Docket No. NM413, 1601 Lind Avenue, 
SW., Renton, Washington 98057-3356; or delivered in duplicate to the 
Transport Airplane Directorate at the above address. All comments must 
be marked Docket No. NM413. Comments may be inspected in the Rules 
Docket weekdays, except Federal holidays, between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Will Struck, FAA, Airplane and Flight 
Crew Interface Branch, ANM-111, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 
Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057-3356; telephone (425) 227-
2764; facsimile (425) 227-1149.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Comments Invited

    The FAA invites interested persons to participate in this 
rulemaking by submitting written comments, data, or views. The most 
helpful comments reference a specific portion of the special 
conditions, explain the reason for any recommended change, and include 
supporting data. We ask that you send us two copies of written 
comments.
    We will file in the docket all comments we receive as well as a 
report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel 
concerning these proposed special conditions. The docket is available 
for public inspection before and after the comment closing date. If you 
wish to review the docket in person, go to the address in the ADDRESSES 
section of this notice between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.
    We will consider all comments we receive on or before the closing 
date for comments. We will consider comments filed late if it is 
possible to do so without incurring expense or delay. We may change the 
proposed special conditions based on comments we receive.
    If you want the FAA to acknowledge receipt of your comments on this 
proposal, include with your comments a pre-addressed, stamped postcard 
on which the docket number appears. We will stamp the date on the 
postcard and mail it back to you.

Background

    On November 4, 2005, The Boeing Company, P.O. Box 3707, Seattle, WA 
98124, applied for an amendment to Type Certificate Number A20WE to 
include the new Model 747-8 passenger airplane and the new Model 747-8F 
freighter airplane. The Model 747-8 and the Model 747-8F are 
derivatives of the 747-400 and the 747-400F, respectively. Both the 
Model 747-8 and the Model 747-8F are four-engine jet transport 
airplanes that will have a maximum takeoff weight of 975,000 pounds and 
new General Electric GEnx -2B67 engines. The Model 747-8 will have 2 
flight crews and the capacity to carry 660 passengers. The Model 747-8F 
will have 2 flight crews and a zero passenger capacity, although Boeing 
has submitted a petition for exemption to allow the carriage of 
supernumeraries. The maximum takeoff weight will be 975,000 with up to 
eight supernumeraries for the 747-8F.

Type Certification Basis

    Under the provisions of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 
CFR) 21.17, Boeing must show that the Model 747-8 and 747-8F (hereafter 
referred as 747-8/-8F) meet the applicable provisions of part 25, as 
amended by Amendments 25-1 through 25-120, except for Sec. Sec.  
25.809(a) and 25.812, which will remain at Amendment 25-115. These 
regulations will be incorporated into Type Certificate No. A20WE after 
type certification approval of the 747-8/-8F.
    In addition, the certification basis includes other regulations, 
special conditions and exemptions that are not relevant to these 
proposed special conditions.
    If the Administrator finds that the applicable airworthiness 
regulations (i.e., 14 CFR part 25) do not contain adequate or 
appropriate safety standards for the 747-8/-8F because of a novel or 
unusual design feature, special conditions are prescribed under the 
provisions of Sec.  21.16.
    In addition to the applicable airworthiness regulations and special 
conditions, the 747-8/-8F must comply with the fuel vent and exhaust 
emission requirements of 14 CFR part 34 and the noise certification 
requirements of 14 CFR part 36.
    Special conditions, as defined in Sec.  11.19, are issued under 
Sec.  11.38, and become part of the type certification basis under 
Sec.  21.101.
    Special conditions are initially applicable to the model for which 
they are issued. Should the type certificate for that model be amended 
later to include any other model that incorporates the same or similar 
novel or unusual design feature, or should any other model already 
included on the same type certificate be modified to incorporate the 
same or similar novel or unusual design feature, the special conditions 
would also apply to the other model under Sec.  21.101.

Novel or Unusual Design Features

    The Boeing Model 747-8/-8F airplane will incorporate the following 
novel or unusual design features: Digital systems architecture composed 
of several connected networks. The proposed architecture and network 
configuration may be used for, or interfaced with, a diverse set of 
functions, including:
    1. Flight-safety related control, communication, and navigation 
systems (aircraft control domain),
    2. Airline business and administrative support (airline information 
domain),
    3. Passenger information and entertainment systems (passenger 
entertainment domain), and
    4. The capability to allow access to or by external network 
sources.

Discussion

    The proposed Model 747-8/-8F architecture and network configuration 
may allow increased connectivity to and access from external network 
sources and airline operations and maintenance networks to the aircraft 
control domain and airline information domain. The aircraft control 
domain and airline information domain perform functions required for 
the safe operation and maintenance of the airplane. Previously these 
domains had very limited connectivity with external network sources.
    The architecture and network configuration may allow the 
exploitation of network security vulnerabilities resulting in 
intentional or unintentional destruction, disruption, degradation, or 
exploitation of data, systems, and networks critical to the safety and 
maintenance of the airplane.
    The existing regulations and guidance material did not anticipate 
these types of airplane system architectures. Furthermore, 14 CFR 
regulations and current system safety assessment policy and techniques 
do not address potential security vulnerabilities, which could be 
exploited by unauthorized access to airplane networks, data buses, and 
servers. Therefore, these special conditions and a means of compliance 
are proposed to ensure that the security (i.e., confidentiality, 
integrity, and availability) of airplane systems is not compromised by 
unauthorized wired or wireless electronic connections.

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Applicability

    As discussed above, these proposed special conditions are 
applicable to Boeing Model 747-8/-8F airplanes. Should Boeing apply at 
a later date for a change to the type certificate to include another 
model incorporating the same novel or unusual design features, these 
proposed special conditions would apply to that model as well under the 
provisions of Sec.  21.101.

Conclusion

    This action affects only certain novel or unusual design features 
of the Boeing Model 747-8/-8F airplane. It is not a rule of general 
applicability.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 25

    Aircraft, Aviation safety, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

    The authority citation for these Special Conditions is as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701, 44702, 44704.

The Proposed Special Conditions

    Accordingly, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes the 
following special conditions as part of the type certification basis 
for the Boeing Model 747-8/-8F airplane.
    1. The applicant must ensure electronic system security protection 
for the aircraft control domain and airline information domain from 
access by unauthorized sources external to the airplane, including 
those possibly caused by maintenance activity.
    2. The applicant must ensure that electronic system security 
threats from external sources are identified and assessed, and that 
effective electronic system security protection strategies are 
implemented to protect the airplane from all adverse impacts on safety, 
functionality, and continued airworthiness.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on September 23, 2009.
Jeffrey E. Duven,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. E9-23753 Filed 10-1-09; 8:45 am]
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