Airworthiness Directives; 328 Support Services GmbH (Type Certificate Previously Held by AvCraft Aerospace GmbH; Fairchild Dornier GmbH; Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH) Model 328-100 and -300 Airplanes, 58094-58098 [2011-22032]

Download as PDF 58094 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 182 / Tuesday, September 20, 2011 / Rules and Regulations information technologies to provide increased opportunities for citizen access to Government information and services, and for other purposes. List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 762 Agriculture, Credit, Loan programs— Agriculture. For reasons discussed above, this rule amends 7 CFR part 762 as follows: PART 762—GUARANTEED FARM LOANS 1. Revise the authority citation for part 762 to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301 and 7 U.S.C. 1989. 2. Amend § 762.130 by revising paragraphs (d)(4)(ii) and (d)(4)(iii)(C) to read as follows: ■ § 762.130 Loan approval and issuing the guarantee. * * * * (d) * * * (4) * * * (ii) The guarantee fee is established by the Agency at the time the guarantee is obligated. The current fee schedule is available at http://www.fsa.usda.gov and any FSA office. Guaranteed fees may be adjusted annually based on factors that affect program costs. The nonrefundable fee is paid to the Agency by the lender. The fee may be passed on to the borrower and included in loan funds. The guarantee fee for the loan type will be calculated as follows: (A) FO guarantee fee = Loan Amount × % guaranteed × (FO percentage established by FSA). (B) OL guarantee fee = Loan Amount × % guaranteed × (OL percentage established by FSA). (C) CL guarantee fee = Loan Amount × % guaranteed × (CL percentage established by FSA). (iii) * * * (C) Loans to beginning or socially disadvantaged farmers involved in the direct Downpayment Loan Program or beginning farmers participating in a qualified State Beginning Farmer Program. * * * * * sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with RULES * Signed on September 12, 2011. Bruce Nelson, Administrator, Farm Service Agency. [FR Doc. 2011–23724 Filed 9–19–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:50 Sep 19, 2011 Jkt 223001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Federal Aviation Administration Discussion 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2010–1163; Directorate Identifier 2009–NM–233–AD; Amendment 39–16795; AD 2011–18–13] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; 328 Support Services GmbH (Type Certificate Previously Held by AvCraft Aerospace GmbH; Fairchild Dornier GmbH; Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH) Model 328– 100 and –300 Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to 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: SUMMARY: During a routine inspection, cracks have been found on an aeroplane at the lower wing panel rear trailing edge inboard of flap lever arm 1 (rib 5). A subsequent inspection of the other aeroplanes in that operator’s fleet revealed several more aeroplanes with cracks at the same location. This condition, if not corrected, could lead to structural failure of the affected wing panel, possibly resulting in the wing separating from the airplane with consequent loss of control. * * * * * We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD becomes effective October 25, 2011. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of October 25, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.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 Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; telephone (425) 227–1137; fax (425) 227–1149. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 December 2, 2010 (75 FR 75159), and proposed to supersede AD 2008–10–51, Amendment 39–15535 (73 FR 30752, May 29, 2008). That NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: During a routine inspection, cracks have been found on an aeroplane at the lower wing panel rear trailing edge inboard of flap lever arm 1 (rib 5). A subsequent inspection of the other aeroplanes in that operator’s fleet revealed several more aeroplanes with cracks at the same location. This condition, if not corrected, could lead to structural failure of the affected wing panel, possibly resulting in the wing separating from the airplane with consequent loss of control. To correct this unsafe condition, EASA [European Aviation Safety Agency] issued Emergency AD 2008–0087–E [dated May 8, 2008] to require detailed visual inspections (DVI) of both the left (LH) and right (RH) wing panel rear trailing edge around rib 3 and rib 5 and a subsequent Eddy Current inspection (NDI) [non-destructive inspection] of the same area to detect cracks, follow-up repair actions when cracks are found, and the reporting of all findings. The TC [type certificate] holder has now developed a modification, consisting of the cold expansion of the former lower wing panel CAMLOC holes together with the installation of new attachment material that will prevent the onset of cracks in the affected wing panel. For the reasons described above, this [EASA] AD retains the inspection and repair requirements of AD 2008–0087–E, which is superseded, adds repetitive inspections and a requirement to modify both the LH and RH wing panel rear trailing edges from rib 3 to rib 9. Modification does not constitute terminating action for the new repetitive inspection requirements of this AD. The new inspections are eddy current inspections. The modification includes cold expansion of the former lower wing panel CAMLOC holes and installation of new attachment material. 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 considered the comments received. MCAI Reference Updates EASA issued AD 2009–0194R1 on March 10, 2011, which was corrected on March 22, 2011. References have been updated in Note 1 and paragraph (p) of this AD to include this revision. E:\FR\FM\20SER1.SGM 20SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 182 / Tuesday, September 20, 2011 / Rules and Regulations Request to Remove Repetitive Inspection Interval From Paragraph (h) of This AD Garner CAD Technic Design Organization (GCT DO) Airworthiness Office requested that the 400-flightcycle repetitive inspection interval be removed from paragraph (h) of the NPRM (75 FR 75159, December 2, 2010). GCT DO Airworthiness Office stated that, based on fatigue data, this repetitive inspection is not required, and is not specified in revised EASA AD 2009–0194R1, dated March 10, 2011, and corrected on March 22, 2011. We agree. Based on fatigue data, we have determined that the 400-flightcycle repetitive inspection interval should be removed from paragraph (h) of this AD. The repetitive inspection was removed from revised EASA AD 2009–0194R1, dated March 10, 2011, and corrected on March 22, 2011. Paragraph (h) of this AD has been changed accordingly. References to the 400-flight-cycle repetitive inspections also were removed from paragraphs (i) and (j) of this AD. To ensure that operators get credit for the most recent inspection done in accordance with Dornier Alert Service Bulletin ASB–328J–57–015 or ASB– 328–57–037, both Revision 1, both dated May 8, 2008; or 328 Support Services Alert Service Bulletin ASB– 328J–57–015 or ASB–328–57–037, both Revision 2, both dated May 20, 2008; we have clarified paragraph (g) of this AD. We have replaced the phrase, ‘‘in accordance with the requirements of paragraph (h) of this AD,’’ with the phrase, ‘‘in accordance with Dornier Alert Service Bulletin ASB–328J–57– 015 or ASB–328–57–037, both Revision 1, both dated May 8, 2008; or 328 Support Services Alert Service Bulletin ASB–328J–57–015 or ASB–328–57–037, both Revision 2, both dated May 20, 2008.’’ sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with RULES Request for Extended Inspection Interval in Paragraph (i) of This AD GCT DO Airworthiness Office requested that the initial compliance time and repetitive inspection interval defined in paragraph (i) of the NPRM (75 FR 75159, December 2, 2010) be extended from 800 flight cycles to 1,500 flight cycles. GCT DO Airworthiness Office stated that this extension has been allowed based on fatigue data, and was specified in revised EASA AD 2009–0194R1, dated March 10, 2011, and corrected on March 22, 2011. We agree to extend the initial compliance time and repetitive inspection intervals for the reasons VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:50 Sep 19, 2011 Jkt 223001 given by the commenter. Paragraph (i) of this AD has been changed accordingly. Request To Extend Threshold for PostModification Inspections GCT DO Airworthiness Office requested that based on fatigue data, the threshold for the post-modification initial inspection be extended from 800 flight cycles to 25,000 flight cycles for the Model 328–100 airplane, and from 800 flight cycles to 20,000 flight cycles for Model 328–300 airplanes, and that the repetitive inspections be extended from 800 flight cycles to 1,500 flight cycles. We agree to extend the threshold for post-modification initial inspections as requested. Based on fatigue data, the referenced EASA AD has included these extensions; therefore, we have added paragraph (k) to the AD to include the new compliance times. Additional Change to NPRM The NPRM (75 FR 75159, December 2, 2010) would have allowed issuance of a special flight permit if a crack was found that ‘‘exceeds’’ 12.5 mm (0.49 inch). We have changed paragraph (o)(4)(ii) of this AD to change the wording from ‘‘exceeds’’ to ‘‘is less than or equal to.’’ Conclusion We reviewed the available data, including the comments received, and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD with the changes described previously. We determined that these changes will not increase the economic burden on any operator or increase the scope of the AD. 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 We estimate that this AD will affect about 49 products of U.S. registry. The actions that are required by AD 2008–10–51 and retained in this AD PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 58095 take about 2 work-hours per product, at an average labor rate of $85 per workhour. Required parts cost about $0 per product. Based on these figures, the estimated cost of the currently required actions is $170 per product. We estimate that it will take about 8 work-hours per product to comply with the new basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate is $85 per workhour. Required parts will cost about $11,600 per product. Where the service information lists required parts costs that are covered under warranty, we have assumed that there will be no charge for these parts. 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 to the U.S. operators to be $601,720, or $12,280 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 E:\FR\FM\20SER1.SGM 20SER1 58096 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 182 / Tuesday, September 20, 2011 / Rules and Regulations 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:// 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 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. Subject (d) Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 57: Wings. Reason (e) The mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) states: During a routine inspection, cracks have been found on an aeroplane at the lower wing panel rear trailing edge inboard of flap lever arm 1 (rib 5). A subsequent inspection of the other aeroplanes in that operator’s fleet revealed several more aeroplanes with cracks at the same location. This condition, if not corrected, could lead to structural failure of the affected wing panel, possibly resulting in the wing separating from the airplane with consequent loss of control. * Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: * * * * The new inspections are eddy current inspections. The modification includes cold expansion of the former lower wing panel CAMLOC holes and installation of new attachment material. Compliance (f) You are responsible for having the actions required by this AD performed within the compliance times specified, unless the actions have already been done. PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 Applicability (c) This AD applies to 328 Support Services GmbH (Type Certificate previously held by AvCraft Aerospace GmbH; Fairchild Dornier GmbH; Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH) Model 328–100 and –300 airplanes; all serial numbers; certificated in any category. [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by removing Amendment 39–15535 (73 FR 30752, May 29, 2008) and adding the following new AD: 2011–18–13 328 Support Services GmbH (Type Certificate Previously Held by AvCraft Aerospace GmbH; Fairchild Dornier GmbH; Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH): Amendment 39–16795. Docket No. FAA–2010–1163; Directorate Identifier 2009–NM–233–AD. Effective Date (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective October 25, 2011. Affected ADs (b) This AD supersedes AD 2008–10–51, Amendment 39–15535 (73 FR 30752, May 29, 2008). Restatement of Requirements of AD 2008– 10–51 (73 FR 30752, May 29, 2008), With Updated Service Information and Removal of Certain Repetitive Inspections Repetitive Detailed Visual Inspections for Cracks (g) Within 10 flight cycles, or 10 flight hours, or 7 days, whichever occurs first after June 3, 2008 (the effective date of AD 2008– 10–51 (73 FR 30752, May 29, 2008)): Accomplish a detailed visual inspection of both the left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) lower wing panel inboard and outboard of flap lever arm 1 (rib 5) for cracks, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Dornier Alert Service Bulletin ASB–328J–57–015 or ASB–328–57–037, both Revision 1, both dated May 8, 2008, as applicable; or 328 Support Services Alert Service Bulletin ASB–328J–57–015 or ASB– 328–57–037, both Revision 2, both dated May 20, 2008, as applicable. After the effective date of this AD, use only 328 Support Services Alert Service Bulletin ASB–328J– 57–015 or ASB–328–57–037, both Revision 2, both dated May 20, 2008, as applicable. If no crack is detected, repeat the detailed visual inspection thereafter at intervals not to exceed 50 flight hours. If any crack is detected, before further flight, do an eddy current inspection, in accordance with Dornier Alert Service Bulletin ASB–328J–57– 015 or ASB–328–57–037, both Revision 1, both dated May 8, 2008, as applicable; or 328 Support Services Alert Service Bulletin ASB– 328J–57–015 or ASB–328–57–037, both Revision 2, both dated May 20, 2008, as applicable. Eddy Current Inspections for Cracks (h) Except as required by paragraph (g) of this AD, within 400 flight hours or 3 months after June 3, 2008, whichever occurs first: Accomplish an eddy current inspection for cracking of both the LH and RH lower wing panel in the vicinity of rib 3 and inboard and outboard of flap lever arm 1 (rib 5), in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Dornier Alert Service Bulletin ASB–328J–57–015 or ASB–328–57–037, both Revision 1, both dated May 8, 2008, as applicable; or 328 Support Services Alert Service Bulletin ASB–328J–57–015 or ASB– 328–57–037, both Revision 2, both dated May 20, 2008, as applicable. After the effective date of this AD, use only 328 Support Services Alert Service Bulletin ASB–328J– 57–015 or ASB–328–57–037, both Revision 2, both dated May 20, 2008, as applicable. Accomplishment of the eddy current inspection terminates the detailed visual inspection required by paragraph (g) of this AD. New Requirements of This AD New Repetitive Intervals for Eddy Current Inspections (i) Within 1,500 flight cycles after the most recent eddy current inspection done in accordance with the applicable service bulletin listed in table 1 of this AD, or within 60 days after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs later, do an eddy current inspection for cracking of the lower wing panel (outside) around the flap lever arm 1 (rib 5), in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of 328 Support Services Alert Service Bulletin ASB–328–57– 037 (for Model 328–100 airplanes) or ASB– 328J–57–015 (for Model 328–300 airplanes), both Revision 2, both dated May 20, 2008. Repeat the inspection thereafter at intervals not to exceed 1,500 flight cycles, except as provided by paragraph (k) of this AD. TABLE 1—SERVICE BULLETINS sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with RULES Service Bulletin Revision Dornier Alert Service Bulletin ASB–328–57–037 ............................................................................................ Dornier Alert Service Bulletin ASB–328J–57–015 .......................................................................................... 328 Support Services Alert Service Bulletin ASB–328–57–037 ..................................................................... 328 Support Services Alert Service Bulletin ASB–328J–57–015 ................................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:50 Sep 19, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\20SER1.SGM Date 1 1 2 2 20SER1 May May May May 8, 2008. 8, 2008. 20, 2008. 20, 2008. Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 182 / Tuesday, September 20, 2011 / Rules and Regulations Inspection and Modification of Lower Wing Panel (j) Within 24 months after the effective date of this AD, do an eddy current inspection for cracking of the lower wing panel (outside) around the flap lever arm 1 (rib 5). If no cracking is found, within 24 months after the effective date of this AD, modify the lower wing panel by doing a cold expansion of the CAMLOC holes and installing new attachment material from rib 9 LH to rib 9 RH. Do all actions required by this paragraph in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of 328 Support Services Service Bulletin SB–328–57–481 (for Model 328–100 airplanes) or SB–328J–57–230 (for Model 328–300 airplanes), both Revision 1, both dated October 15, 2009. (k) After the modification required by paragraph (j) is done, do the eddy current inspection required by paragraph (i) of this AD at the applicable time specified in paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) of this AD. Repeat the inspections thereafter at the intervals specified in paragraph (i) of this AD. (1) For Model 328–100 airplanes: Within 25,000 flight cycles after accomplishing the modification specified in paragraph (j) of this AD. (2) For Model 328–300 airplanes: Within 20,000 flight cycles after accomplishing the modification specified in paragraph (j) of this AD. Repair (l) If any cracking is found during any inspection required by this AD, before further flight contact 328 Support Services GmbH for repair instructions and do the repair using a method approved by either the Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) (or its delegated agent). Inspections Accomplished According to Previous Issues of Service Bulletins (m) Inspections accomplished before the effective date of this AD according to Dornier Alert Service Bulletin ASB–328–57–037 or Dornier Alert Service Bulletin ASB–328J–57– 015, both Revision 1, both dated May 8, 2008, as applicable, are considered acceptable for compliance with the inspection requirements of paragraphs (i) and (j) of this AD. Report (n) At the applicable times specified in paragraphs (n)(1) and (n)(2) of this AD: Send 328 Support Services GmbH a report of findings (both positive and negative) found during each inspection required by paragraphs (g), (h), (i), and (j) of this AD. The report must include the inspection results, a description of any cracks found, the airplane serial number, and the number of landings and flight hours on the airplane. Send the report to 328 Support Services GmbH, Global Support Center, P.O. Box 1252, D–82231 Wessling, Federal Republic of Germany; Telephone +49 8153 88111 6666; fax +49 8153 88111 6565; e-mail: gsc.op@328support.de. (1) For any inspection done on or after the effective date of this AD: Within 30 days after the inspection. (2) For any inspection done before the effective date of this AD: Within 30 days after the effective date of this AD. FAA AD Differences Note 1: This AD differs from the MCAI and/or service information as follows: EASA Airworthiness Directive 2009– 0194R1, dated March 10, 2011, corrected March 22, 2011, gives credit for eddy current inspections conducted in accordance with the maintenance review board tasks. We are not giving credit for those inspections. Other FAA AD Provisions (o) 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. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office as appropriate. If sending information directly to the International Branch, send it to ATTN: Tom Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057– 3356; telephone (425) 227–1137; fax (425) 227–1149. Information may be e-mailed to: 9–ANM–116–AMOC–REQUESTS@faa.gov. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ 58097 certificate holding district office. The AMOC approval letter must specifically reference this AD. (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: A Federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection of information displays a current valid OMB Control Number. The OMB Control Number for this information collection is 2120–0056. Public reporting for this collection of information is estimated to be approximately 5 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, completing and reviewing the collection of information. All responses to this collection of information are mandatory. Comments concerning the accuracy of this burden and suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to the FAA at: 800 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20591, Attn: Information Collection Clearance Officer, AES–200. (4) Special Flight Permits: Special flight permits may be issued in accordance with sections 21.197 and 21.199 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 21.197 and 21.199) to operate the airplane to a location where the requirements of paragraphs (g), (h), (i), (j), (k), and (l) of this AD can be done if the following conditions are met: (i) The initial inspection required by paragraph (g) of this AD must be accomplished. (ii) If a crack indication is less than or equal to 12.5 mm (0.49 inch), the Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, concurs with issuance of the special flight permits. Related Information (p) Refer to MCAI EASA Airworthiness Directive 2009–0194R1, dated March 10, 2011, corrected March 22, 2011, and the service bulletins listed in table 2 of this AD, for related information. TABLE 2—RELATED SERVICE BULLETINS Service Bulletin sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with RULES 328 328 328 328 Support Support Support Support Services Services Services Services Alert Service Bulletin ASB–328–57–037 ..................................................................... Alert Service Bulletin ASB–328J–57–015 ................................................................... Service Bulletin SB–328–57–481 ................................................................................ GmbH Service Bulletin SB–328J–57–230 .................................................................. Material Incorporated by Reference (q) You must use the service information contained in table 3 of this AD to do the VerDate Mar<15>2010 Revision 16:50 Sep 19, 2011 Jkt 223001 2 2 1 1 actions required by this AD, as applicable, unless the AD specifies otherwise. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\20SER1.SGM Date 20SER1 May 20, 2008. May 20, 2008. October 15, 2009. October 15, 2009. 58098 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 182 / Tuesday, September 20, 2011 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 3—ALL MATERIAL INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE Service Bulletin 328 328 328 328 Support Support Support Support Services Services Services Services Alert Service Bulletin ASB–328–57–037 ..................................................................... Alert Service Bulletin ASB–328J–57–015 ................................................................... Service Bulletin SB–328–57–481 ................................................................................ GmbH Service Bulletin SB–328J–57–230 .................................................................. (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 328 Support Services GmbH, Global Support Center, P.O. Box 1252, D– 82231 Wessling, Federal Republic of Germany; telephone +49 8153 88111 6666; fax +49 8153 88111 6565; e-mail gsc.op@328support.de; Internet http:// www.328support.de. (3) You may review copies of the service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. (4) You may also review copies of the service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/ code_of_federal_regulations/ ibr_locations.html. Issued in Renton, Washington, on August 19, 2011. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2011–22032 Filed 9–19–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2011–0221; Directorate Identifier 2010–NM–120–AD; Amendment 39–16805; AD 2011–18–23] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model DC–8–11, DC– 8–12, DC–8–21, DC–8–31, DC–8–32, DC–8–33, DC–8–41, DC–8–42, and DC– 8–43 airplanes; Model DC–8–50 series airplanes; Model DC–8F–54 and DC– 8F–55 airplanes; Model DC–8–60 series sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 Revision 16:50 Sep 19, 2011 Jkt 223001 airplanes; Model DC–8–60F series airplanes; Model DC–8–70 series airplanes; and Model DC–8–70F series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive high frequency eddy current or repetitive low frequency eddy current inspections for cracks on the area around certain fasteners of the access opening doubler on the left and right wing center spar lower cap, and repair, if necessary. This AD was prompted by reports that cracks in the center spar lower cap and, in some cases, the web of the spar, have been found at stations Xrs = 168.00, Xrs = 251.00, and Xrs = 358.00. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the area around certain fasteners of the access opening doubler on the left and right wing center spar lower cap, which could compromise the structural integrity of the wing structure. DATES: This AD is effective October 25, 2011. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the AD as of October 25, 2011. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this AD, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, 3855 Lakewood Boulevard, MC D800–0019, Long Beach, California 90846–0001; telephone 206–544–5000, extension 2; fax 206–766–5683; e-mail dse.boecom@boeing.com; Internet https://www.myboeingfleet.com. You may review copies of the referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, Washington. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227– 1221. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647–5527) is Document Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Date 2 2 1 1 May 20, 2008. May 20, 2008. October 15, 2009. October 15, 2009. Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dara Albouyeh, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Branch, ANM–120L, FAA, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 3960 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, California 90712–4137; phone: (562) 627–5222; fax: (562) 627– 5210; e-mail: dara.albouyeh@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to include an airworthiness directive (AD) that would apply to the specified products. That NPRM published in the Federal Register on March 15, 2011 (76 FR 13926). That NPRM proposed to require repetitive high frequency eddy current or repetitive low frequency eddy current inspections for cracks on the area around certain fasteners of the access opening doubler on the left and right wing center spar lower cap, and repair, if necessary. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. The following presents the comment received on the proposal and the FAA’s response to each comment. Request To Revise Paragraph (h)(3) of the NPRM Boeing requested that we revise paragraph (h)(3) of the NPRM (76 FR 13926, March 15, 2011) to refer to ‘‘Method 101 and 104,’’ instead of ‘‘Method 101 or 104.’’ Boeing explained that Methods 101 and 104 should be used when using Section 57–10–16 of the McDonnell Douglas DC–8 Supplemental Inspection Document (SID) Report L26–011, Volume II, Revision 8, dated January 2005. Boeing stated that ‘‘Method 101 and 104’’ is correctly referenced in the service information. We agree. We have clarified the reference as ‘‘Methods 101 and 104’’ in paragraph (h)(3) of the final rule for the reasons stated by Boeing. E:\FR\FM\20SER1.SGM 20SER1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2010-1163; Directorate Identifier 2009-NM-233-AD; 
Amendment 39-16795; AD 2011-18-13]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; 328 Support Services GmbH (Type 
Certificate Previously Held by AvCraft Aerospace GmbH; Fairchild 
Dornier GmbH; Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH) Model 328-100 and -300 Airplanes

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) 
that applies to 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 a routine inspection, cracks have been found on an 
aeroplane at the lower wing panel rear trailing edge inboard of flap 
lever arm 1 (rib 5). A subsequent inspection of the other aeroplanes 
in that operator's fleet revealed several more aeroplanes with 
cracks at the same location. This condition, if not corrected, could 
lead to structural failure of the affected wing panel, possibly 
resulting in the wing separating from the airplane with consequent 
loss of control.
* * * * *

    We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe 
condition on these products.

DATES: This AD becomes effective October 25, 2011.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of October 25, 
2011.

ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.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 Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, 
International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 
1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057-3356; telephone (425) 
227-1137; 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 December 2, 2010 (75 
FR 75159), and proposed to supersede AD 2008-10-51, Amendment 39-15535 
(73 FR 30752, May 29, 2008). That NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe 
condition for the specified products. The MCAI states:

    During a routine inspection, cracks have been found on an 
aeroplane at the lower wing panel rear trailing edge inboard of flap 
lever arm 1 (rib 5). A subsequent inspection of the other aeroplanes 
in that operator's fleet revealed several more aeroplanes with 
cracks at the same location. This condition, if not corrected, could 
lead to structural failure of the affected wing panel, possibly 
resulting in the wing separating from the airplane with consequent 
loss of control.
    To correct this unsafe condition, EASA [European Aviation Safety 
Agency] issued Emergency AD 2008-0087-E [dated May 8, 2008] to 
require detailed visual inspections (DVI) of both the left (LH) and 
right (RH) wing panel rear trailing edge around rib 3 and rib 5 and 
a subsequent Eddy Current inspection (NDI) [non-destructive 
inspection] of the same area to detect cracks, follow-up repair 
actions when cracks are found, and the reporting of all findings. 
The TC [type certificate] holder has now developed a modification, 
consisting of the cold expansion of the former lower wing panel 
CAMLOC holes together with the installation of new attachment 
material that will prevent the onset of cracks in the affected wing 
panel.
    For the reasons described above, this [EASA] AD retains the 
inspection and repair requirements of AD 2008-0087-E, which is 
superseded, adds repetitive inspections and a requirement to modify 
both the LH and RH wing panel rear trailing edges from rib 3 to rib 
9. Modification does not constitute terminating action for the new 
repetitive inspection requirements of this AD.

    The new inspections are eddy current inspections. The modification 
includes cold expansion of the former lower wing panel CAMLOC holes and 
installation of new attachment material. 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 considered the comments received.

MCAI Reference Updates

    EASA issued AD 2009-0194R1 on March 10, 2011, which was corrected 
on March 22, 2011. References have been updated in Note 1 and paragraph 
(p) of this AD to include this revision.

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Request to Remove Repetitive Inspection Interval From Paragraph (h) of 
This AD

    Garner CAD Technic Design Organization (GCT DO) Airworthiness 
Office requested that the 400-flight-cycle repetitive inspection 
interval be removed from paragraph (h) of the NPRM (75 FR 75159, 
December 2, 2010). GCT DO Airworthiness Office stated that, based on 
fatigue data, this repetitive inspection is not required, and is not 
specified in revised EASA AD 2009-0194R1, dated March 10, 2011, and 
corrected on March 22, 2011.
    We agree. Based on fatigue data, we have determined that the 400-
flight-cycle repetitive inspection interval should be removed from 
paragraph (h) of this AD. The repetitive inspection was removed from 
revised EASA AD 2009-0194R1, dated March 10, 2011, and corrected on 
March 22, 2011. Paragraph (h) of this AD has been changed accordingly. 
References to the 400-flight-cycle repetitive inspections also were 
removed from paragraphs (i) and (j) of this AD.
    To ensure that operators get credit for the most recent inspection 
done in accordance with Dornier Alert Service Bulletin ASB-328J-57-015 
or ASB-328-57-037, both Revision 1, both dated May 8, 2008; or 328 
Support Services Alert Service Bulletin ASB-328J-57-015 or ASB-328-57-
037, both Revision 2, both dated May 20, 2008; we have clarified 
paragraph (g) of this AD. We have replaced the phrase, ``in accordance 
with the requirements of paragraph (h) of this AD,'' with the phrase, 
``in accordance with Dornier Alert Service Bulletin ASB-328J-57-015 or 
ASB-328-57-037, both Revision 1, both dated May 8, 2008; or 328 Support 
Services Alert Service Bulletin ASB-328J-57-015 or ASB-328-57-037, both 
Revision 2, both dated May 20, 2008.''

Request for Extended Inspection Interval in Paragraph (i) of This AD

    GCT DO Airworthiness Office requested that the initial compliance 
time and repetitive inspection interval defined in paragraph (i) of the 
NPRM (75 FR 75159, December 2, 2010) be extended from 800 flight cycles 
to 1,500 flight cycles. GCT DO Airworthiness Office stated that this 
extension has been allowed based on fatigue data, and was specified in 
revised EASA AD 2009-0194R1, dated March 10, 2011, and corrected on 
March 22, 2011.
    We agree to extend the initial compliance time and repetitive 
inspection intervals for the reasons given by the commenter. Paragraph 
(i) of this AD has been changed accordingly.

Request To Extend Threshold for Post-Modification Inspections

    GCT DO Airworthiness Office requested that based on fatigue data, 
the threshold for the post-modification initial inspection be extended 
from 800 flight cycles to 25,000 flight cycles for the Model 328-100 
airplane, and from 800 flight cycles to 20,000 flight cycles for Model 
328-300 airplanes, and that the repetitive inspections be extended from 
800 flight cycles to 1,500 flight cycles.
    We agree to extend the threshold for post-modification initial 
inspections as requested. Based on fatigue data, the referenced EASA AD 
has included these extensions; therefore, we have added paragraph (k) 
to the AD to include the new compliance times.

Additional Change to NPRM

    The NPRM (75 FR 75159, December 2, 2010) would have allowed 
issuance of a special flight permit if a crack was found that 
``exceeds'' 12.5 mm (0.49 inch). We have changed paragraph (o)(4)(ii) 
of this AD to change the wording from ``exceeds'' to ``is less than or 
equal to.''

Conclusion

    We reviewed the available data, including the comments received, 
and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting 
the AD with the changes described previously. We determined that these 
changes will not increase the economic burden on any operator or 
increase the scope of the AD.

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

    We estimate that this AD will affect about 49 products of U.S. 
registry.
    The actions that are required by AD 2008-10-51 and retained in this 
AD take about 2 work-hours per product, at an average labor rate of $85 
per work-hour. Required parts cost about $0 per product. Based on these 
figures, the estimated cost of the currently required actions is $170 
per product.
    We estimate that it will take about 8 work-hours per product to 
comply with the new basic requirements of this AD. The average labor 
rate is $85 per work-hour. Required parts will cost about $11,600 per 
product. Where the service information lists required parts costs that 
are covered under warranty, we have assumed that there will be no 
charge for these parts. 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 to the 
U.S. operators to be $601,720, or $12,280 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

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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://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 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, 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]

    2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by removing Amendment 39-15535 (73 FR 
30752, May 29, 2008) and adding the following new AD:

    2011-18-13 328 Support Services GmbH (Type Certificate 
Previously Held by AvCraft Aerospace GmbH; Fairchild Dornier GmbH; 
Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH): Amendment 39-16795. Docket No. FAA-2010-
1163; Directorate Identifier 2009-NM-233-AD.

Effective Date

    (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective October 
25, 2011.

Affected ADs

    (b) This AD supersedes AD 2008-10-51, Amendment 39-15535 (73 FR 
30752, May 29, 2008).

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to 328 Support Services GmbH (Type 
Certificate previously held by AvCraft Aerospace GmbH; Fairchild 
Dornier GmbH; Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH) Model 328-100 and -300 
airplanes; all serial numbers; certificated in any category.

Subject

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

Reason

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

    During a routine inspection, cracks have been found on an 
aeroplane at the lower wing panel rear trailing edge inboard of flap 
lever arm 1 (rib 5). A subsequent inspection of the other aeroplanes 
in that operator's fleet revealed several more aeroplanes with 
cracks at the same location. This condition, if not corrected, could 
lead to structural failure of the affected wing panel, possibly 
resulting in the wing separating from the airplane with consequent 
loss of control.
* * * * *
    The new inspections are eddy current inspections. The 
modification includes cold expansion of the former lower wing panel 
CAMLOC holes and installation of new attachment material.

Compliance

    (f) You are responsible for having the actions required by this 
AD performed within the compliance times specified, unless the 
actions have already been done.

Restatement of Requirements of AD 2008-10-51 (73 FR 30752, May 29, 
2008), With Updated Service Information and Removal of Certain 
Repetitive Inspections

Repetitive Detailed Visual Inspections for Cracks

    (g) Within 10 flight cycles, or 10 flight hours, or 7 days, 
whichever occurs first after June 3, 2008 (the effective date of AD 
2008-10-51 (73 FR 30752, May 29, 2008)): Accomplish a detailed 
visual inspection of both the left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) 
lower wing panel inboard and outboard of flap lever arm 1 (rib 5) 
for cracks, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of 
Dornier Alert Service Bulletin ASB-328J-57-015 or ASB-328-57-037, 
both Revision 1, both dated May 8, 2008, as applicable; or 328 
Support Services Alert Service Bulletin ASB-328J-57-015 or ASB-328-
57-037, both Revision 2, both dated May 20, 2008, as applicable. 
After the effective date of this AD, use only 328 Support Services 
Alert Service Bulletin ASB-328J-57-015 or ASB-328-57-037, both 
Revision 2, both dated May 20, 2008, as applicable. If no crack is 
detected, repeat the detailed visual inspection thereafter at 
intervals not to exceed 50 flight hours. If any crack is detected, 
before further flight, do an eddy current inspection, in accordance 
with Dornier Alert Service Bulletin ASB-328J-57-015 or ASB-328-57-
037, both Revision 1, both dated May 8, 2008, as applicable; or 328 
Support Services Alert Service Bulletin ASB-328J-57-015 or ASB-328-
57-037, both Revision 2, both dated May 20, 2008, as applicable.

Eddy Current Inspections for Cracks

    (h) Except as required by paragraph (g) of this AD, within 400 
flight hours or 3 months after June 3, 2008, whichever occurs first: 
Accomplish an eddy current inspection for cracking of both the LH 
and RH lower wing panel in the vicinity of rib 3 and inboard and 
outboard of flap lever arm 1 (rib 5), in accordance with the 
Accomplishment Instructions of Dornier Alert Service Bulletin ASB-
328J-57-015 or ASB-328-57-037, both Revision 1, both dated May 8, 
2008, as applicable; or 328 Support Services Alert Service Bulletin 
ASB-328J-57-015 or ASB-328-57-037, both Revision 2, both dated May 
20, 2008, as applicable. After the effective date of this AD, use 
only 328 Support Services Alert Service Bulletin ASB-328J-57-015 or 
ASB-328-57-037, both Revision 2, both dated May 20, 2008, as 
applicable. Accomplishment of the eddy current inspection terminates 
the detailed visual inspection required by paragraph (g) of this AD.

New Requirements of This AD

New Repetitive Intervals for Eddy Current Inspections

    (i) Within 1,500 flight cycles after the most recent eddy 
current inspection done in accordance with the applicable service 
bulletin listed in table 1 of this AD, or within 60 days after the 
effective date of this AD, whichever occurs later, do an eddy 
current inspection for cracking of the lower wing panel (outside) 
around the flap lever arm 1 (rib 5), in accordance with the 
Accomplishment Instructions of 328 Support Services Alert Service 
Bulletin ASB-328-57-037 (for Model 328-100 airplanes) or ASB-328J-
57-015 (for Model 328-300 airplanes), both Revision 2, both dated 
May 20, 2008. Repeat the inspection thereafter at intervals not to 
exceed 1,500 flight cycles, except as provided by paragraph (k) of 
this AD.

                       Table 1--Service Bulletins
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       Service Bulletin           Revision                Date
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Dornier Alert Service                       1  May 8, 2008.
 Bulletin ASB-328-57-037.
Dornier Alert Service                       1  May 8, 2008.
 Bulletin ASB-328J-57-015.
328 Support Services Alert                  2  May 20, 2008.
 Service Bulletin ASB-328-57-
 037.
328 Support Services Alert                  2  May 20, 2008.
 Service Bulletin ASB-328J-57-
 015.
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Inspection and Modification of Lower Wing Panel

    (j) Within 24 months after the effective date of this AD, do an 
eddy current inspection for cracking of the lower wing panel 
(outside) around the flap lever arm 1 (rib 5). If no cracking is 
found, within 24 months after the effective date of this AD, modify 
the lower wing panel by doing a cold expansion of the CAMLOC holes 
and installing new attachment material from rib 9 LH to rib 9 RH. Do 
all actions required by this paragraph in accordance with the 
Accomplishment Instructions of 328 Support Services Service Bulletin 
SB-328-57-481 (for Model 328-100 airplanes) or SB-328J-57-230 (for 
Model 328-300 airplanes), both Revision 1, both dated October 15, 
2009.
    (k) After the modification required by paragraph (j) is done, do 
the eddy current inspection required by paragraph (i) of this AD at 
the applicable time specified in paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) of this 
AD. Repeat the inspections thereafter at the intervals specified in 
paragraph (i) of this AD.
    (1) For Model 328-100 airplanes: Within 25,000 flight cycles 
after accomplishing the modification specified in paragraph (j) of 
this AD.
    (2) For Model 328-300 airplanes: Within 20,000 flight cycles 
after accomplishing the modification specified in paragraph (j) of 
this AD.

Repair

    (l) If any cracking is found during any inspection required by 
this AD, before further flight contact 328 Support Services GmbH for 
repair instructions and do the repair using a method approved by 
either the Manager, International Branch, ANM-116, Transport 
Airplane Directorate, FAA; or European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) 
(or its delegated agent).

Inspections Accomplished According to Previous Issues of Service 
Bulletins

    (m) Inspections accomplished before the effective date of this 
AD according to Dornier Alert Service Bulletin ASB-328-57-037 or 
Dornier Alert Service Bulletin ASB-328J-57-015, both Revision 1, 
both dated May 8, 2008, as applicable, are considered acceptable for 
compliance with the inspection requirements of paragraphs (i) and 
(j) of this AD.

Report

    (n) At the applicable times specified in paragraphs (n)(1) and 
(n)(2) of this AD: Send 328 Support Services GmbH a report of 
findings (both positive and negative) found during each inspection 
required by paragraphs (g), (h), (i), and (j) of this AD. The report 
must include the inspection results, a description of any cracks 
found, the airplane serial number, and the number of landings and 
flight hours on the airplane. Send the report to 328 Support 
Services GmbH, Global Support Center, P.O. Box 1252, D-82231 
Wessling, Federal Republic of Germany; Telephone +49 8153 88111 
6666; fax +49 8153 88111 6565; e-mail: gsc.op@328support.de.
    (1) For any inspection done on or after the effective date of 
this AD: Within 30 days after the inspection.
    (2) For any inspection done before the effective date of this 
AD: Within 30 days after the effective date of this AD.

FAA AD Differences

    Note 1:  This AD differs from the MCAI and/or service 
information as follows:
    EASA Airworthiness Directive 2009-0194R1, dated March 10, 2011, 
corrected March 22, 2011, gives credit for eddy current inspections 
conducted in accordance with the maintenance review board tasks. We 
are not giving credit for those inspections.

Other FAA AD Provisions

    (o) 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. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your 
principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office as 
appropriate. If sending information directly to the International 
Branch, send it to ATTN: Tom Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, 
International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 
1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057-3356; telephone 
(425) 227-1137; fax (425) 227-1149. Information may be e-mailed to: 
9-ANM-116-AMOC-REQUESTS@faa.gov. Before using any approved AMOC, 
notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal 
inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district 
office/certificate holding district office. The AMOC approval letter 
must specifically reference this AD.
    (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: A Federal agency may not conduct or 
sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, nor shall a 
person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a 
collection of information subject to the requirements of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection of information 
displays a current valid OMB Control Number. The OMB Control Number 
for this information collection is 2120-0056. Public reporting for 
this collection of information is estimated to be approximately 5 
minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, 
completing and reviewing the collection of information. All 
responses to this collection of information are mandatory. Comments 
concerning the accuracy of this burden and suggestions for reducing 
the burden should be directed to the FAA at: 800 Independence Ave., 
SW., Washington, DC 20591, Attn: Information Collection Clearance 
Officer, AES-200.
    (4) Special Flight Permits: Special flight permits may be issued 
in accordance with sections 21.197 and 21.199 of the Federal 
Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 21.197 and 21.199) to operate the 
airplane to a location where the requirements of paragraphs (g), 
(h), (i), (j), (k), and (l) of this AD can be done if the following 
conditions are met:
    (i) The initial inspection required by paragraph (g) of this AD 
must be accomplished.
    (ii) If a crack indication is less than or equal to 12.5 mm 
(0.49 inch), the Manager, International Branch, ANM-116, concurs 
with issuance of the special flight permits.

Related Information

    (p) Refer to MCAI EASA Airworthiness Directive 2009-0194R1, 
dated March 10, 2011, corrected March 22, 2011, and the service 
bulletins listed in table 2 of this AD, for related information.

                   Table 2--Related Service Bulletins
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       Service Bulletin           Revision                Date
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328 Support Services Alert                  2  May 20, 2008.
 Service Bulletin ASB-328-57-
 037.
328 Support Services Alert                  2  May 20, 2008.
 Service Bulletin ASB-328J-57-
 015.
328 Support Services Service                1  October 15, 2009.
 Bulletin SB-328-57-481.
328 Support Services GmbH                   1  October 15, 2009.
 Service Bulletin SB-328J-57-
 230.
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Material Incorporated by Reference

    (q) You must use the service information contained in table 3 of 
this AD to do the actions required by this AD, as applicable, unless 
the AD specifies otherwise.

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             Table 3--All Material Incorporated by Reference
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       Service Bulletin           Revision                Date
------------------------------------------------------------------------
328 Support Services Alert                  2  May 20, 2008.
 Service Bulletin ASB-328-57-
 037.
328 Support Services Alert                  2  May 20, 2008.
 Service Bulletin ASB-328J-57-
 015.
328 Support Services Service                1  October 15, 2009.
 Bulletin SB-328-57-481.
328 Support Services GmbH                   1  October 15, 2009.
 Service Bulletin SB-328J-57-
 230.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (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 328 
Support Services GmbH, Global Support Center, P.O. Box 1252, D-82231 
Wessling, Federal Republic of Germany; telephone +49 8153 88111 
6666; fax +49 8153 88111 6565; e-mail gsc.op@328support.de; Internet 
http://www.328support.de.
    (3) You may review copies of the service information at the FAA, 
Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, 
Washington. For information on the availability of this material at 
the FAA, call 425-227-1221.
    (4) You may also review copies of the service information that 
is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records 
Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this 
material at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on August 19, 2011.
Ali Bahrami,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-22032 Filed 9-19-11; 8:45 am]
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