Airworthiness Directives; Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Airplanes, 63275-63281 [2012-25463]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 200 / Tuesday, October 16, 2012 / Proposed Rules pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 01, dated June 19, 2012 (for Model ERJ 190– 100 STD, –100 LR, –100 ECJ, and –100 IGW airplanes; and Model ERJ 190–200 STD, –200 LR, and –200 IGW airplanes). (1) Do a general visual inspection of the HRD bottle to determine if it is correctly installed and if the pressure switch is in the correct position. If the bottle is not correctly installed or the pressure switch is in the incorrect position, before further flight, remove and re–install the HRD bottle. (2) Inspect the HRD and LRD bottle discharge heads to determine the part number. If the part number of the discharge heads is not the part number specified in Figure 3 of EMBRAER Service Bulletin 170– 26–0011, Revision 01, dated June 19, 2012 (for Model ERJ 170–100 LR, –100 STD, –100 SE, and –100 SU airplanes; and Model ERJ 170–200 LR, –200 SU, and –200 STD airplanes); EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190– 26–0011, Revision 01, dated June 19, 2012 (for Model ERJ 190–100 STD, –100 LR, –100 ECJ, and –100 IGW airplanes; and Model ERJ 190–200 STD, –200 LR, and –200 IGW airplanes); or EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190LIN–26–0006, Revision 01, dated June 19, 2012 (for Model ERJ 190–100 STD, –100 LR, –100 ECJ, and –100 IGW airplanes; and Model ERJ 190–200 STD, –200 LR, and –200 IGW airplanes), before further flight, replace the discharge bottle with a discharge bottle having the same part number. (j)(1)(ii), and (j)(1)(iii) of this AD, for related information. (i) EMBRAER Service Bulletin 170–26– 0011, Revision 01, dated June 19, 2012. (ii) EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190–26– 0011, Revision 01, dated June 19, 2012. (iii) EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190LIN– 26–0006, Revision 01, dated June 19, 2012. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Embraer S.A., Technical Publications Section (PC 060), Av. Brigadeiro ˜ Faria Lima, 2170–Putim–12227–901 Sao Jose dos Campos–SP–BRASIL; telephone +55 12 3927–5852 or +55 12 3309–0732; fax +55 12 3927–7546; email distrib@embraer.com.br; Internet http://www.flyembraer.com. You may review copies of the referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. (i) Other FAA AD Provisions 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: Cindy Ashforth, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; telephone (425) 227–2768; fax (425) 227– 1149. Information may be emailed to: 9ANM-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. Federal Aviation Administration (j) Related Information (1) Refer to MCAI Brazilian Airworthiness Directives 2012–07–01 and 2012–07–02, both effective July 30, 2012, and the service bulletins identified in paragraphs (j)(1)(i), VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:10 Oct 15, 2012 Jkt 229001 Issued in Renton, Washington, on October 5, 2012. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2012–25459 Filed 10–15–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2012–1078; Directorate Identifier 2011–NM–012–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Model L–1011 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive inspections to detect corrosion or fatigue cracking of certain structural elements of the airplane; corrective actions if necessary; and incorporation of certain structural modifications. Since we issued that AD, we have received reports of small cracks in additional areas outside those addressed in the existing AD, prior to the inspection threshold required by the existing AD. This proposed AD would reduce certain compliance times for the initial inspection, and the repetitive inspection interval for certain airplanes. We are proposing this AD to prevent corrosion or fatigue cracking of certain SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 63275 structural elements, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by November 30, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this AD, contact Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Airworthiness Office, Dept. 6A0M, Zone 0252, Column P–58, 86 S. Cobb Drive, Marietta, Georgia 30063; telephone 770–494– 5444; fax 770–494–5445; email ams.portal@lmco.com; Internet http:// www.lockheedmartin.com/ams/tools/ TechPubs.html. 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 proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carl Gray, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Branch, ACE–117A, FAA, Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, Georgia 30337; phone: 404–474–5554; fax: 404– 474–5605; email: carl.w.gray@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about E:\FR\FM\16OCP1.SGM 16OCP1 63276 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 200 / Tuesday, October 16, 2012 / Proposed Rules this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2012–1078; Directorate Identifier 2011–NM–012–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this proposed AD because of those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we receive about this proposed AD. Discussion On July 8, 2005, we issued AD 2005– 15–01, Amendment 39–14191 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005), for all Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Model L–1011 series airplanes. That AD requires repetitive inspections to detect corrosion or fatigue cracking of certain structural elements of the airplane; corrective actions if necessary; and incorporation of certain structural modifications. That AD resulted from new recommendations related to incidents of fatigue cracking and corrosion in transport category airplanes that are approaching or have exceeded their economic design goal. We issued that AD to prevent corrosion or fatigue cracking of certain structural elements, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane. Actions Since Existing AD Was Issued Since we issued AD 2005–15–01, Amendment 39–14191 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005), we have received reports of small cracks found outside the areas addressed by the existing AD. Specifically, these cracks were found from inner wing station (IWS) 477.70 to IWS 372.64 (inboard) and from outer wing station (OWS) 52.2 to OWS 296.5 (outboard). Relevant Service Information AD 2005–15–01, Amendment 39– 14191 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005), refers to Lockheed Tristar L–1011 Service Bulletin 093–51–041, Revision 1, dated March 3, 2000 (a ‘‘collector service bulletin’’), as the appropriate source of service information for the required actions. This service bulletin has since been revised. We have reviewed Lockheed Service Bulletin 093–51–041, Revision 2, dated March 30, 2010, which, in turn, refers to Lockheed Service Bulletin 093–57–195, now at Revision 4, dated March 17, 2010. Lockheed Service Bulletin 093–57– 195, Revision 4, dated March 17, 2010, includes the following changes: • Supersedes Lockheed Service Bulletin 093–57–069, Revision 4, dated October 5, 1998. • Reduces the initial inspection threshold to 15,000 flight cycles; or 15,000 flight cycles after incorporation of Lockheed Service Bulletin 093–57– 069, Revision 4, dated October 5, 1998. • Reduces the repetitive inspection interval to 1,750 flight cycles for Model L–1011–385–3 airplanes. • Changes the fastener hole cold working procedure from ‘‘FTI–LCC– 8701’’ to ‘‘FTI–LASC–51–20–01.’’ FAA’s Determination We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all the relevant information and determined the unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or develop in other products of these same type designs. Proposed AD Requirements This proposed AD would retain all requirements of AD 2005–15–01, Amendment 39–14190 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005). This proposed AD would reduce the initial inspection threshold for certain airplanes for accomplishment of the actions specified in Lockheed Service Bulletin 093–57–195, Revision 4, dated March 17, 2010, and would reduce the repetitive inspection interval for Model L–1011–385–3 airplanes. This proposed AD would also require accomplishing the actions specified in the service information described previously. Changes to Existing AD This proposed AD would retain all requirements of AD 2005–15–01, Amendment 39–14191 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005). Since AD 2005–15–01 was issued, the AD format has been revised, and certain paragraphs have been rearranged. As a result, the corresponding paragraph identifiers have changed in this proposed AD, as listed in the following table: REVISED PARAGRAPH IDENTIFIERS Requirement in AD 2005–15–01, Amendment 39-14190 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005) Corresponding requirement in this proposed AD paragraph (a) paragraph (b) paragraph (c) paragraph (g). paragraph (h). paragraph (i). In addition, we have removed paragraph (b)(2) from AD 2005–15–01, Amendment 39–14190 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005), and added a new sentence to paragraph (h)(3) of this proposed AD to specify that information on additional methods of compliance can be obtained from the Manager, Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office (ACO). We might decide to approve certain sections of the Lockheed L–1011 structural repair manual as an alternative method of compliance with this proposed AD, as provided by paragraph (l) of this proposed AD. We have also revised the applicability of the existing AD 2005–15–01, Amendment 39–14190 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005), to identify model designations as published in the most recent type certificate data sheet for the affected models. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this proposed AD affects 26 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed AD: ESTIMATED COSTS pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 Action Labor cost Inspections [retained actions from existing 2005–15–01, Amendment 39–14191 (70 42262, July 22, 2005)]. Modification [retained action from existing 2005–15–01, Amendment 39–14191 (70 42262, July 22, 2005)]. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:10 Oct 15, 2012 Jkt 229001 AD FR AD FR Parts cost 129 work-hours × $85 per hour = $10,965 per inspection cycle. 614 work-hours × $85 per hour = $52,190. PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4702 Cost per product $0 $142,275 Sfmt 4702 Cost on U.S. operators $10,965 per inspection cycle. $285,090 per inspection cycle. $194,465 ...................... $5,056,194. E:\FR\FM\16OCP1.SGM 16OCP1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 200 / Tuesday, October 16, 2012 / Proposed Rules We have received no definitive data that would enable us to provide cost estimates for the retained on-condition actions specified in this proposed AD. Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, Section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the Agency’s authority. We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701, ‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. Regulatory Findings We have determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national Government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify that the proposed regulation: (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), 63277 (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and (4) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. 385–1–14, L–1011–385–1–15, and L–1011– 385–3 airplanes; certificated in any category. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 (e) Unsafe Condition Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. This AD was prompted by reports of small cracks in additional areas outside those addressed in the existing AD (AD 2005–15– 01, Amendment 39–14190 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005)), prior to the inspection threshold required by the existing AD. We are issuing this AD to prevent corrosion or fatigue cracking of certain structural elements, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane. The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows: Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC)/ Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 51, Standard practices/structures; 52, Doors; 53, Fuselage; 57, Wings. (f) Compliance PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 (d) Subject [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by removing airworthiness directive (AD) 2005–15–01, Amendment 39–14190 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005), and adding the following new AD: Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company: Docket No. FAA–2012–1078; Directorate Identifier 2011–NM–012–AD. (a) Comments Due Date The FAA must receive comments on this AD action by November 30, 2012. (b) Affected ADs This AD supersedes AD 2005–15–01, Amendment 39–14190 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005). (c) Applicability This AD applies to all Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Model L–1011–385–1, L–1011– (g) Retained Inspections With Revised Service Information and Reduced Compliance Times This paragraph restates the inspection required by paragraph (a) of AD 2005–15–01, Amendment 39–14190 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005), with revised service information and reduced compliance times for paragraph (g)(16) of this AD. At the time specified in the ‘‘Initial Compliance Time’’ column of table 1 to paragraph (g) of this AD, perform structural inspections to detect corrosion or fatigue cracking of certain structural elements of the airplane, in accordance with the applicable service bulletins listed under ‘‘Service Bulletin Number, Revision, and Date’’ in tables I and II of Lockheed Tristar L–1011 Service Bulletin 093–51–041, Revision 1, dated March 3, 2000, or Revision 2, dated March 30, 2010. As of the effective date of this AD, only Lockheed Tristar L– 1011 Service Bulletin 093–51–041, Revision 2, dated March 30, 2010, may be used for the actions required by this paragraph. Thereafter, repeat the inspections at intervals specified in the ‘‘Repetitive Intervals’’ column of table 1 to paragraph (g) of this AD. TABLE 1 TO PARAGRAPH (g) OF THIS AD Lockheed TriStar L–1011 Service Bulletin Initial compliance time (whichever occurs later between the times in ‘‘Inspection Threshold’’ and ‘‘Grace Period’’) Inspection threshold pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 (1) 093–53–269, Revision 1, dated October 28, 1997; or. VerDate Mar<15>2010 Within 6,450 flight cycles or 5 years after August 26, 2005 (the effective date of AD 2005–15–01, Amendment 39–14190 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005)), whichever occurs first. Terminating action Grace period Before the accumulation of 8,000 total flight cycles or 15,000 total flight hours, whichever occurs first. Repetitive intervals 15:10 Oct 15, 2012 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 At intervals not to exceed 6,450 flight cycles or 5 years, whichever occurs first. E:\FR\FM\16OCP1.SGM 16OCP1 (None). 63278 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 200 / Tuesday, October 16, 2012 / Proposed Rules TABLE 1 TO PARAGRAPH (g) OF THIS AD—Continued Lockheed TriStar L–1011 Service Bulletin Initial compliance time (whichever occurs later between the times in ‘‘Inspection Threshold’’ and ‘‘Grace Period’’) Repetitive intervals Terminating action Inspection threshold (2) 093–53–274, dated May 28, 1997. (3) 093–53–275, dated December 10, 1996. (4) 093–53–276, dated June 17, 1996. (5) 093–57–085, Revision 1, dated December 1, 1997. Grace period Within 14 months after August 26, 2005 (the effective date of AD 2005– 15–01, Amendment 39– 14190 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005)). Within 6,450 flight cycles or 5 years after August 26, 2005 (the effective date of AD 2005–15–01, Amendment 39–14190 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005)), whichever occurs first. At the next Corrosion Prevention and Control Program (CPCP) inspection after August 26, 2005 (the effective date of AD 2005–15–01, Amendment 39–14190 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005)). Before the accumulation of 26,000 total flight cycles or 48,000 total flight hours, whichever occurs first. (None) ............................... At intervals not to exceed 14 months. (None). (None) ............................... (None) ............................... (None). (None) ............................... At intervals not to exceed the next CPCP inspection. (None). Within 1,800 flight cycles or 3,300 flight hours after August 26, 2005 (the effective date of AD 2005–15–01, Amendment 39–14190 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005)), whichever occurs first. Within 6,450 flight cycles or 5 years after August 26, 2005 (the effective date of AD 2005–15–01, Amendment 39–14190 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005)), whichever occurs first. (None) ............................... At intervals not to exceed 1,800 flight cycles or 3,300 flight hours, whichever occurs first. Modification in accordance with Lockheed TriStar L–1011 Service Bulletin 093–57–085, Basic Issue, dated May 7, 1993; or Revision 1, dated December 1, 1997. (None). (None) ............................... (None). (None) ............................... (None) ............................... (None). Within 1,500 flight hours after August 26, 2005 (the effective date of AD 2005–15–01, Amendment 39–14190 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005)). At intervals not to exceed 3,000 flight hours. Modification in accordance with Lockheed TriStar L–1011 Service Bulletin 093–53–070, Basic Issue, dated September 26, 1974; Revision 1, dated January 23, 1975; Revision 2, dated July 7, 1975; or Revision 3, dated September 19, 1989. (6) 093–57–208, Revision 1, dated October 28, 1997. Before the accumulation of 18,000 total flight cycles. (7) 093–52–210, dated July 19, 1991. Within 5,000 flight hours or 18 months after August 26, 2005 (the effective date of AD 2005–15–01, Amendment 39–14190 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005)), whichever occurs first. Within 6,450 flight cycles or 5 years after August 26, 2005 (the effective date of AD 2005–15–01, Amendment 39–14190 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005)), whichever occurs first. Before the accumulation of 6,000 total flight hours. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 (8) 093–53–054, Revision 1, dated August 12, 1975. (9) 093–53–070, Revision 3, dated September 19, 1989. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:10 Oct 15, 2012 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 At intervals not to exceed 6,450 flight cycles or 5 years, whichever occurs first. E:\FR\FM\16OCP1.SGM 16OCP1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 200 / Tuesday, October 16, 2012 / Proposed Rules 63279 TABLE 1 TO PARAGRAPH (g) OF THIS AD—Continued Lockheed TriStar L–1011 Service Bulletin Initial compliance time (whichever occurs later between the times in ‘‘Inspection Threshold’’ and ‘‘Grace Period’’) Inspection threshold (10) 093–53–085, Revision 3, dated December 15, 1989. Part I: Within 1,600 flight cycles or 3,000 flight hours after August 26, 2005 (the effective date of AD 2005–15–01, Amendment 39–14190 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005)), whichever occurs first. Part II: Within 5,000 flight cycles or 9,200 flight hours after August 26, 2005 (the effective date of AD 2005–15–01, Amendment 39–14190 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005)), whichever occurs first. Within 1,600 flight cycles or 3,000 flight hours after August 26, 2005 (the effective date of AD 2005–15–01, Amendment 39–14190 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005)), whichever occurs first. Part II: Before the accumulation of 30,000 flight cycles or 55,000 total flight hours, whichever occurs first. (11) 093–53–086, Revision 5, dated April 12, 1990. Before the accumulation of 9,000 flight cycles or 10,000 flight hours, whichever occurs first. (12) 093–53–110, Revision 1, dated May 7, 1993. Before the accumulation of 22,000 total flight cycles or 40,000 total flight hours, whichever occurs first. (13) Change Notification 093–53–260, CN4, dated May 8, 1998. Before the accumulation of 8,000 total flight cycles or 20,000 total flight hours, whichever occurs first. (14) Change Notification 093–53–266, CN1, dated July 10, 1992. Within 12 months after August 26, 2005 (the effective date of AD 2005– 15–01, Amendment 39– 14190 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005)). Before the accumulation of 20,000 total flight cycles or 37,000 total flight hours, whichever occurs first. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 (15) Change Notification 093–57–058, R5–CN1, dated May 3, 1993. VerDate Mar<15>2010 Terminating action Part I: At intervals not to exceed 1,600 flight cycles or 3,000 flight hours, whichever occurs first. Modification in accordance with Lockheed TriStar L–1011 Service Bulletin 093–53–085, Basic Issue, dated September 29, 1975; Revision 1, dated September 3, 1976; or Revision 2, dated February 8, 1988. Modification in accordance with Lockheed TriStar L–1011 Service Bulletin 093–53–085, Basic Issue, dated September 29, 1975; Revision 1, dated September 3, 1976; or Revision 2, dated February 8, 1988. Modification in accordance with Lockheed TriStar L–1011 Service Bulletin 093–53–086, Basic Issue, dated September 26, 1975; Revision 1, dated November 12, 1975; Revision 2, dated December 12, 1976; Revision 3, dated July 19, 1977; Revision 4, dated July 8, 1985; or Revision 5, dated April 12, 1990. Modification in accordance with Lockheed TriStar L–1011 Service Bulletin 093–53–110, Basic Issue, dated August 19, 1991; or Revision 1, dated May 7, 1993. Grace period Part I: Before the accumulation of 20,000 flight cycles or 37,000 total flight hours, whichever occurs first. Repetitive intervals 15:10 Oct 15, 2012 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Within 2,200 flight cycles or 4,000 flight hours after August 26, 2005 (the effective date of AD 2005–15–01, Amendment 39–14190 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005)), whichever occurs first. Within 800 flight cycles or 1,500 flight hours after August 26, 2005 (the effective date of AD 2005– 15–01, Amendment 39– 14190 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005)), whichever occurs first. (None) ............................... Within 1,600 flight cycles or 3,000 flight hours after August 26, 2005 (the effective date of AD 2005–15–01, Amendment 39–14190 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005)), whichever occurs first. Frm 00026 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Part II: At intervals not to exceed 5,000 flight cycles or 9,200 flight hours, whichever occurs first. At intervals not to exceed 1,600 flight cycles or 3,000 flight hours, whichever occurs first. At intervals not to exceed 2,200 flight cycles or 4,000 flight hours, whichever occurs first. At intervals not to exceed 800 flight cycles or 1,500 flight hours, whichever occurs first. Inspection and modification in accordance with Part 2.A. of Lockheed TriStar L–1011 Service Bulletin 093–53–260, Basic Issue, dated May 15, 1991. At intervals not to exceed 90 days. Modification in accordance with Lockheed TriStar L–1011 Service Bulletin 093–53–266, Basic Issue, dated March 2, 1992. Modification in accordance with Lockheed TriStar L–1011 Service Bulletin 093–57–058, Basic Issue, dated September 16, 1975; Revision 1, dated December 1, 1976; Revision 2, dated June 30, 1978; Revision 3, dated October 19, 1978; or Revision 4, dated July 6, 1981, Revision 5, dated June 9, 1983. At intervals not to exceed 1,600 flight cycles or 3,000 flight hours, whichever occurs first. E:\FR\FM\16OCP1.SGM 16OCP1 63280 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 200 / Tuesday, October 16, 2012 / Proposed Rules TABLE 1 TO PARAGRAPH (g) OF THIS AD—Continued Lockheed TriStar L–1011 Service Bulletin Initial compliance time (whichever occurs later between the times in ‘‘Inspection Threshold’’ and ‘‘Grace Period’’) Repetitive intervals Inspection threshold Grace period (16) Change Notification 093–57–195, R3–CN1, dated August 22, 1995, or Lockheed TriStar L– 1011 Service Bulletin 093–57–195, Revision 4, dated March 17, 2010. At the applicable time specified in paragraph (j) of this AD. At the applicable time specified in paragraph (j) of this AD. At the applicable time specified in paragraph (k) of this AD. (17) Change Notification 093–57–213, CN1, dated February 20, 1996. For Model L–1011–385–1, L–1011–385–1–14, L– 1011–385–1–15: Before the accumulation of 15,000 total flight cycles. For Model L–1011–385–3: Before the accumulation of 10,000 total flight cycles. Within 6,450 flight cycles or 5 years after August 26, 2005 (the effective date of AD 2005–15–01, Amendment 39–14190 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005)), whichever occurs first. At intervals not to exceed 6,450 flight cycles or 5 years, whichever occurs first. (h) Retained Corrective Action With a Certain Compliance Method Removed (j) Newly Revised Initial Inspection Compliance Time for Certain Airplanes This paragraph restates the corrective action required by paragraph (b) of AD 2005– 15–01, Amendment 39–14190 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005), with certain exceptions. If any cracking or corrosion is detected during any inspection required by paragraph (g) of this AD, prior to further flight, accomplish the actions specified in paragraph (h)(1), (h)(2), or (h)(3) of this AD. (1) Repair in accordance with the applicable service bulletin referenced in table I or II of Lockheed Tristar L–1011 Service Bulletin 093–51–041, Revision 1, dated March 3, 2000, or Revision 2, dated March 30, 2010. (2) Accomplish the terminating modification in accordance with the applicable service bulletin referenced in table I or II of Lockheed Tristar L–1011 Service Bulletin 093–51–041, Revision 1, dated March 3, 2000, or Revision 2, dated March 30, 2010. (3) Repair in accordance with a method approved by the Manager, Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), FAA. Information on additional methods of compliance can be obtained from the Manager, Atlanta ACO. For airplanes identified in Lockheed TriStar L–1011 Service Bulletin 093–57–195, Revision 4, dated March 17, 2010: Do the initial inspection required by paragraph (g)(16) of this AD at the applicable time specified in paragraph (j)(1) or (j)(2) of this AD. (1) For airplanes having serial numbers (S/ Ns) 1002 through 1109 inclusive: At the earlier of the times specified in paragraphs (j)(1)(i) and (j)(1)(ii) of this AD. (i) Before the accumulation of 20,000 total flight cycles, or within 2,200 flight cycles after August 26, 2005 (the effective date of AD 2005–15–01, Amendment 39–14190 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005)), whichever occurs later. (ii) Before the accumulation of 15,000 total flight cycles, or within 2,200 flight cycles after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs later. (2) For airplanes having S/Ns 1110 through 1250 inclusive: At the earlier of the times specified in paragraphs (j)(2)(i) and (j)(2)(ii) of this AD. (i) Before the accumulation of 30,000 total flight cycles, or within 2,200 flight cycles after August 26, 2005 (the effective date of AD 2005–15–01, Amendment 39–14190 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005)), whichever occurs later. (ii) Before the accumulation of 15,000 total flight cycles, or within 2,200 flight cycles after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs later. (i) Retained Terminating Action pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 Terminating action This paragraph restates the terminating action required by paragraph (c) of AD 2005– 15–01, Amendment 39–14190 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005). Within 5 years or 5,000 flight cycles after August 26, 2005 (the effective date of AD 2005–15–01), whichever occurs first, install the terminating modification referenced in the applicable service bulletin listed in table 1 to paragraph (g) of this AD, in accordance with the applicable service bulletin. Such installation constitutes terminating action for the applicable structural inspection required by paragraph (g) of this AD. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:10 Oct 15, 2012 Jkt 229001 (k) Newly Revised Repetitive Intervals for Certain Airplanes For airplanes identified in paragraph (j) of this AD, repeat the inspection required by paragraph (j) of this AD thereafter at the applicable times specified in paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) of this AD. (1) For airplanes having S/Ns 1002 through 1156 inclusive: Repeat the inspection at intervals not to exceed 2,200 flight cycles. PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Modification in accordance with Lockheed TriStar L–1011 Service Bulletin 093–57–195, Revision 2, dated July 27, 1990; Revision 3, dated June 30, 1992; or Revision 4, dated March 17, 2010 Repair or modification in accordance with Lockheed TriStar L–1011 Service Bulletin 093–57– 213, Basic Issue, dated December 9, 1994. (2) For airplanes having S/Ns 1157 through 1250 inclusive: Repeat the inspection one time within 2,200 flight cycles after the most recent inspection; and thereafter at intervals not to exceed 1,750 flight cycles. (l) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 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 manager of the ACO, send it to the attention of the person identified in the Related Information section of this AD. (2) 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. (m) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Carl Gray, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Branch, ACE–117A, FAA, Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, Georgia 30337; phone: 404–474–5554; fax: 404–474– 5605; email: carl.w.gray@faa.gov. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Airworthiness Office, Dept. 6A0M, Zone 0252, Column P–58, 86 S. Cobb Drive, Marietta, Georgia 30063; telephone 770–494– 5444; fax 770–494–5445; email ams.portal@lmco.com; Internet http:// www.lockheedmartin.com/ams/tools/ TechPubs.html. 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. E:\FR\FM\16OCP1.SGM 16OCP1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 200 / Tuesday, October 16, 2012 / Proposed Rules Issued in Renton, Washington, on October 5, 2012. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2012–25463 Filed 10–15–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2012–1072; Directorate Identifier 2012–NM–141–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL–600–2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of two in-service incidents where the left main landing gear (MLG) failed to extend. This proposed AD would require installing stopper plates on the aft uplock frames in the MLG bay adjacent to the right and left MLG uplock assemblies. We are proposing this AD to prevent incorrect installation of the upper bolt in the MLG uplock assembly, which could prevent the MLG from extending and adversely affect the safe landing of the airplane. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by November 30, 2012. SUMMARY: You may send comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this proposed AD, contact Bombardier, ˆ Inc., 400 Cote-Vertu Road West, Dorval, ´ Quebec H4S 1Y9, Canada; telephone pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:10 Oct 15, 2012 Jkt 229001 514–855–5000; fax 514-855–7401; email thd.crj@aero.bombardier.com; Internet http://www.bombardier.com. You may review copies of the referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. 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 Operations office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Operations office (telephone (800) 647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cesar Gomez, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe and Mechanical Systems Branch, ANE–171, FAA, New York Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, New York 11590; phone: 516–228–7328; fax: 516–794–5531. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2012–1072; Directorate Identifier 2012–NM–141–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this proposed AD based on those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we receive about this proposed AD. Discussion Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation authority for Canada, has issued Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF–2012–22, dated July 24, 2012 (referred to after this as ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: There have been two reported in-service incidents where the left main landing gear PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 63281 (MLG) failed to extend. The investigation revealed that in both cases, the uplock assembly had been replaced prior to the inservice incidents and the upper bolt of the uplock assembly was incorrectly installed. The incorrect installation of the upper bolt resulted in the uplock assembly pivoting on the lower attachment bolt and preventing the MLG from extending under normal or alternate extension The potential for an incorrect installation of the upper bolt could occur at both the left hand side (LHS) and/or the right hand side (RHS) MLG uplock assembly. Failure of the MLG to extend could adversely affect the safe landing of the aeroplane. This [Canadian] AD mandates the installation of stopper plates on the aft uplock frames in the MLG bay, adjacent to both the RHS and LHS MLG uplock assemblies, to prevent an incorrect installation of the MLG uplock assembly. You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket. Relevant Service Information Bombardier, Inc. has issued Service Bulletin 601R–32–109, dated May 29, 2012. The actions described in this service information are intended to correct the unsafe condition identified in the MCAI. FAA’s Determination and Requirements of This Proposed AD This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant to our bilateral agreement with the State of Design Authority, we have been notified of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service information referenced above. We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all pertinent information and determined an unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same type design. Costs of Compliance Based on the service information, we estimate that this proposed AD would affect about 574 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it would take about 5 work-hours per product to comply with the basic requirements of this proposed AD. The average labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of the proposed AD on U.S. operators to be $243,950, or $425 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 E:\FR\FM\16OCP1.SGM 16OCP1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 200 (Tuesday, October 16, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 63275-63281]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-25463]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2012-1078; Directorate Identifier 2011-NM-012-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed 
Martin Aeronautics Company Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: We propose to supersede an existing airworthiness directive 
(AD) that applies to all Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin 
Aeronautics Company Model L-1011 series airplanes. The existing AD 
currently requires repetitive inspections to detect corrosion or 
fatigue cracking of certain structural elements of the airplane; 
corrective actions if necessary; and incorporation of certain 
structural modifications. Since we issued that AD, we have received 
reports of small cracks in additional areas outside those addressed in 
the existing AD, prior to the inspection threshold required by the 
existing AD. This proposed AD would reduce certain compliance times for 
the initial inspection, and the repetitive inspection interval for 
certain airplanes. We are proposing this AD to prevent corrosion or 
fatigue cracking of certain structural elements, which could result in 
reduced structural integrity of the airplane.

DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by November 30, 
2012.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 
11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
     Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    For service information identified in this AD, contact Lockheed 
Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Airworthiness 
Office, Dept. 6A0M, Zone 0252, Column P-58, 86 S. Cobb Drive, Marietta, 
Georgia 30063; telephone 770-494-5444; fax 770-494-5445; email 
ams.portal@lmco.com; Internet http://www.lockheedmartin.com/ams/tools/TechPubs.html. 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 proposed AD, the regulatory 
evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street 
address for the Docket Office (phone: 800-647-5527) is in the ADDRESSES 
section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after 
receipt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carl Gray, Aerospace Engineer, 
Airframe Branch, ACE-117A, FAA, Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office 
(ACO), 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, Georgia 30337; phone: 404-
474-5554; fax: 404-474-5605; email: carl.w.gray@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Comments Invited

    We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about

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this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the 
ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2012-1078; Directorate 
Identifier 2011-NM-012-AD'' at the beginning of your comments. We 
specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, 
environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We will consider 
all comments received by the closing date and may amend this proposed 
AD because of those comments.
    We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We 
will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we 
receive about this proposed AD.

Discussion

    On July 8, 2005, we issued AD 2005-15-01, Amendment 39-14191 (70 FR 
42262, July 22, 2005), for all Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed 
Martin Aeronautics Company Model L-1011 series airplanes. That AD 
requires repetitive inspections to detect corrosion or fatigue cracking 
of certain structural elements of the airplane; corrective actions if 
necessary; and incorporation of certain structural modifications. That 
AD resulted from new recommendations related to incidents of fatigue 
cracking and corrosion in transport category airplanes that are 
approaching or have exceeded their economic design goal. We issued that 
AD to prevent corrosion or fatigue cracking of certain structural 
elements, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the 
airplane.

Actions Since Existing AD Was Issued

    Since we issued AD 2005-15-01, Amendment 39-14191 (70 FR 42262, 
July 22, 2005), we have received reports of small cracks found outside 
the areas addressed by the existing AD. Specifically, these cracks were 
found from inner wing station (IWS) 477.70 to IWS 372.64 (inboard) and 
from outer wing station (OWS) 52.2 to OWS 296.5 (outboard).

Relevant Service Information

    AD 2005-15-01, Amendment 39-14191 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005), 
refers to Lockheed Tristar L-1011 Service Bulletin 093-51-041, Revision 
1, dated March 3, 2000 (a ``collector service bulletin''), as the 
appropriate source of service information for the required actions. 
This service bulletin has since been revised. We have reviewed Lockheed 
Service Bulletin 093-51-041, Revision 2, dated March 30, 2010, which, 
in turn, refers to Lockheed Service Bulletin 093-57-195, now at 
Revision 4, dated March 17, 2010.
    Lockheed Service Bulletin 093-57-195, Revision 4, dated March 17, 
2010, includes the following changes:
     Supersedes Lockheed Service Bulletin 093-57-069, Revision 
4, dated October 5, 1998.
     Reduces the initial inspection threshold to 15,000 flight 
cycles; or 15,000 flight cycles after incorporation of Lockheed Service 
Bulletin 093-57-069, Revision 4, dated October 5, 1998.
     Reduces the repetitive inspection interval to 1,750 flight 
cycles for Model L-1011-385-3 airplanes.
     Changes the fastener hole cold working procedure from 
``FTI-LCC-8701'' to ``FTI-LASC-51-20-01.''

FAA's Determination

    We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all the relevant 
information and determined the unsafe condition described previously is 
likely to exist or develop in other products of these same type 
designs.

Proposed AD Requirements

    This proposed AD would retain all requirements of AD 2005-15-01, 
Amendment 39-14190 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005). This proposed AD would 
reduce the initial inspection threshold for certain airplanes for 
accomplishment of the actions specified in Lockheed Service Bulletin 
093-57-195, Revision 4, dated March 17, 2010, and would reduce the 
repetitive inspection interval for Model L-1011-385-3 airplanes. This 
proposed AD would also require accomplishing the actions specified in 
the service information described previously.

Changes to Existing AD

    This proposed AD would retain all requirements of AD 2005-15-01, 
Amendment 39-14191 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005). Since AD 2005-15-01 
was issued, the AD format has been revised, and certain paragraphs have 
been rearranged. As a result, the corresponding paragraph identifiers 
have changed in this proposed AD, as listed in the following table:

                      Revised Paragraph Identifiers
------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Requirement in AD 2005-15-01,
   Amendment 39[dash]14190 (70 FR     Corresponding requirement in this
       42262, July 22, 2005)                     proposed AD
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           paragraph (a)                       paragraph (g).
           paragraph (b)                       paragraph (h).
           paragraph (c)                       paragraph (i).
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    In addition, we have removed paragraph (b)(2) from AD 2005-15-01, 
Amendment 39-14190 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005), and added a new 
sentence to paragraph (h)(3) of this proposed AD to specify that 
information on additional methods of compliance can be obtained from 
the Manager, Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office (ACO). We might 
decide to approve certain sections of the Lockheed L-1011 structural 
repair manual as an alternative method of compliance with this proposed 
AD, as provided by paragraph (l) of this proposed AD.
    We have also revised the applicability of the existing AD 2005-15-
01, Amendment 39-14190 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005), to identify model 
designations as published in the most recent type certificate data 
sheet for the affected models.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this proposed AD affects 26 airplanes of U.S. 
registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed 
AD:

                                                 Estimated Costs
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                                                                                                 Cost on U.S.
              Action                    Labor cost        Parts cost      Cost per product        operators
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Inspections [retained actions      129 work-hours x                 $0  $10,965 per          $285,090 per
 from existing AD 2005-15-01,       $85 per hour =                       inspection cycle.    inspection cycle.
 Amendment 39-14191 (70 FR 42262,   $10,965 per
 July 22, 2005)].                   inspection cycle.
Modification [retained action      614 work-hours x           $142,275  $194,465...........  $5,056,194.
 from existing AD 2005-15-01,       $85 per hour =
 Amendment 39-14191 (70 FR 42262,   $52,190.
 July 22, 2005)].
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    We have received no definitive data that would enable us to provide 
cost estimates for the retained on-condition actions specified in this 
proposed AD.

Authority for This Rulemaking

    Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA's authority to 
issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, Section 106, describes the 
authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, 
describes in more detail the scope of the Agency's authority.
    We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in 
Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701, ``General 
requirements.'' Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with 
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing 
regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator 
finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within 
the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition 
that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this 
rulemaking action.

Regulatory Findings

    We have determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism 
implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would not 
have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship 
between the national Government and the States, or on the distribution 
of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government.
    For the reasons discussed above, I certify that the proposed 
regulation:
    (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),
    (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and
    (4) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or 
negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

The Proposed Amendment

    Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the 
Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows:

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.


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

    2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by removing airworthiness directive 
(AD) 2005-15-01, Amendment 39-14190 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005), and 
adding the following new AD:

Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company: 
Docket No. FAA-2012-1078; Directorate Identifier 2011-NM-012-AD.

(a) Comments Due Date

    The FAA must receive comments on this AD action by November 30, 
2012.

(b) Affected ADs

    This AD supersedes AD 2005-15-01, Amendment 39-14190 (70 FR 
42262, July 22, 2005).

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to all Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed 
Martin Aeronautics Company Model L-1011-385-1, L-1011-385-1-14, L-
1011-385-1-15, and L-1011-385-3 airplanes; certificated in any 
category.

(d) Subject

    Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC)/Air Transport Association 
(ATA) of America Code 51, Standard practices/structures; 52, Doors; 
53, Fuselage; 57, Wings.

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by reports of small cracks in additional 
areas outside those addressed in the existing AD (AD 2005-15-01, 
Amendment 39-14190 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005)), prior to the 
inspection threshold required by the existing AD. We are issuing 
this AD to prevent corrosion or fatigue cracking of certain 
structural elements, which could result in reduced structural 
integrity of the airplane.

(f) Compliance

    Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, 
unless already done.

(g) Retained Inspections With Revised Service Information and Reduced 
Compliance Times

    This paragraph restates the inspection required by paragraph (a) 
of AD 2005-15-01, Amendment 39-14190 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005), 
with revised service information and reduced compliance times for 
paragraph (g)(16) of this AD. At the time specified in the ``Initial 
Compliance Time'' column of table 1 to paragraph (g) of this AD, 
perform structural inspections to detect corrosion or fatigue 
cracking of certain structural elements of the airplane, in 
accordance with the applicable service bulletins listed under 
``Service Bulletin Number, Revision, and Date'' in tables I and II 
of Lockheed Tristar L-1011 Service Bulletin 093-51-041, Revision 1, 
dated March 3, 2000, or Revision 2, dated March 30, 2010. As of the 
effective date of this AD, only Lockheed Tristar L-1011 Service 
Bulletin 093-51-041, Revision 2, dated March 30, 2010, may be used 
for the actions required by this paragraph. Thereafter, repeat the 
inspections at intervals specified in the ``Repetitive Intervals'' 
column of table 1 to paragraph (g) of this AD.

                                       Table 1 to Paragraph (g) of This AD
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                                    Initial compliance time (whichever
                                     occurs later between the times in
                                   ``Inspection Threshold'' and ``Grace
 Lockheed TriStar L-1011 Service                 Period'')                    Repetitive      Terminating action
            Bulletin             ----------------------------------------      intervals
                                      Inspection
                                       threshold         Grace period
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(1) 093-53-269, Revision 1,       Before the          Within 6,450        At intervals not    (None).
 dated October 28, 1997; or.       accumulation of     flight cycles or    to exceed 6,450
                                   8,000 total         5 years after       flight cycles or
                                   flight cycles or    August 26, 2005     5 years,
                                   15,000 total        (the effective      whichever occurs
                                   flight hours,       date of AD 2005-    first.
                                   whichever occurs    15-01, Amendment
                                   first.              39-14190 (70 FR
                                                       42262, July 22,
                                                       2005)), whichever
                                                       occurs first.

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(2) 093-53-274, dated May 28,     Within 14 months    (None)............  At intervals not    (None).
 1997.                             after August 26,                        to exceed 14
                                   2005 (the                               months.
                                   effective date of
                                   AD 2005-15-01,
                                   Amendment 39-
                                   14190 (70 FR
                                   42262, July 22,
                                   2005)).
(3) 093-53-275, dated December    Within 6,450        (None)............  (None)............  (None).
 10, 1996.                         flight cycles or
                                   5 years after
                                   August 26, 2005
                                   (the effective
                                   date of AD 2005-
                                   15-01, Amendment
                                   39-14190 (70 FR
                                   42262, July 22,
                                   2005)), whichever
                                   occurs first.
(4) 093-53-276, dated June 17,    At the next         (None)............  At intervals not    (None).
 1996.                             Corrosion                               to exceed the
                                   Prevention and                          next CPCP
                                   Control Program                         inspection.
                                   (CPCP) inspection
                                   after August 26,
                                   2005 (the
                                   effective date of
                                   AD 2005-15-01,
                                   Amendment 39-
                                   14190 (70 FR
                                   42262, July 22,
                                   2005)).
(5) 093-57-085, Revision 1,       Before the          Within 1,800        At intervals not    Modification in
 dated December 1, 1997.           accumulation of     flight cycles or    to exceed 1,800     accordance with
                                   26,000 total        3,300 flight        flight cycles or    Lockheed TriStar
                                   flight cycles or    hours after         3,300 flight        L-1011 Service
                                   48,000 total        August 26, 2005     hours, whichever    Bulletin 093-57-
                                   flight hours,       (the effective      occurs first.       085, Basic Issue,
                                   whichever occurs    date of AD 2005-                        dated May 7,
                                   first.              15-01, Amendment                        1993; or Revision
                                                       39-14190 (70 FR                         1, dated December
                                                       42262, July 22,                         1, 1997.
                                                       2005)), whichever
                                                       occurs first.
(6) 093-57-208, Revision 1,       Before the          Within 6,450        At intervals not    (None).
 dated October 28, 1997.           accumulation of     flight cycles or    to exceed 6,450
                                   18,000 total        5 years after       flight cycles or
                                   flight cycles.      August 26, 2005     5 years,
                                                       (the effective      whichever occurs
                                                       date of AD 2005-    first.
                                                       15-01, Amendment
                                                       39-14190 (70 FR
                                                       42262, July 22,
                                                       2005)), whichever
                                                       occurs first.
(7) 093-52-210, dated July 19,    Within 5,000        (None)............  (None)............  (None).
 1991.                             flight hours or
                                   18 months after
                                   August 26, 2005
                                   (the effective
                                   date of AD 2005-
                                   15-01, Amendment
                                   39-14190 (70 FR
                                   42262, July 22,
                                   2005)), whichever
                                   occurs first.
(8) 093-53-054, Revision 1,       Within 6,450        (None)............  (None)............  (None).
 dated August 12, 1975.            flight cycles or
                                   5 years after
                                   August 26, 2005
                                   (the effective
                                   date of AD 2005-
                                   15-01, Amendment
                                   39-14190 (70 FR
                                   42262, July 22,
                                   2005)), whichever
                                   occurs first.
(9) 093-53-070, Revision 3,       Before the          Within 1,500        At intervals not    Modification in
 dated September 19, 1989.         accumulation of     flight hours        to exceed 3,000     accordance with
                                   6,000 total         after August 26,    flight hours.       Lockheed TriStar
                                   flight hours.       2005 (the                               L-1011 Service
                                                       effective date of                       Bulletin 093-53-
                                                       AD 2005-15-01,                          070, Basic Issue,
                                                       Amendment 39-                           dated September
                                                       14190 (70 FR                            26, 1974;
                                                       42262, July 22,                         Revision 1, dated
                                                       2005)).                                 January 23, 1975;
                                                                                               Revision 2, dated
                                                                                               July 7, 1975; or
                                                                                               Revision 3, dated
                                                                                               September 19,
                                                                                               1989.

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(10) 093-53-085, Revision 3,      Part I: Before the  Part I: Within      Part I: At          Modification in
 dated December 15, 1989.          accumulation of     1,600 flight        intervals not to    accordance with
                                   20,000 flight       cycles or 3,000     exceed 1,600        Lockheed TriStar
                                   cycles or 37,000    flight hours        flight cycles or    L-1011 Service
                                   total flight        after August 26,    3,000 flight        Bulletin 093-53-
                                   hours, whichever    2005 (the           hours, whichever    085, Basic Issue,
                                   occurs first.       effective date of   occurs first.       dated September
                                                       AD 2005-15-01,                          29, 1975;
                                                       Amendment 39-                           Revision 1, dated
                                                       14190 (70 FR                            September 3,
                                                       42262, July 22,                         1976; or Revision
                                                       2005)), whichever                       2, dated February
                                                       occurs first.                           8, 1988.
                                  Part II: Before     Part II: Within     Part II: At         Modification in
                                   the accumulation    5,000 flight        intervals not to    accordance with
                                   of 30,000 flight    cycles or 9,200     exceed 5,000        Lockheed TriStar
                                   cycles or 55,000    flight hours        flight cycles or    L-1011 Service
                                   total flight        after August 26,    9,200 flight        Bulletin 093-53-
                                   hours, whichever    2005 (the           hours, whichever    085, Basic Issue,
                                   occurs first.       effective date of   occurs first.       dated September
                                                       AD 2005-15-01,                          29, 1975;
                                                       Amendment 39-                           Revision 1, dated
                                                       14190 (70 FR                            September 3,
                                                       42262, July 22,                         1976; or Revision
                                                       2005)), whichever                       2, dated February
                                                       occurs first.                           8, 1988.
(11) 093-53-086, Revision 5,      Before the          Within 1,600        At intervals not    Modification in
 dated April 12, 1990.             accumulation of     flight cycles or    to exceed 1,600     accordance with
                                   9,000 flight        3,000 flight        flight cycles or    Lockheed TriStar
                                   cycles or 10,000    hours after         3,000 flight        L-1011 Service
                                   flight hours,       August 26, 2005     hours, whichever    Bulletin 093-53-
                                   whichever occurs    (the effective      occurs first.       086, Basic Issue,
                                   first.              date of AD 2005-                        dated September
                                                       15-01, Amendment                        26, 1975;
                                                       39-14190 (70 FR                         Revision 1, dated
                                                       42262, July 22,                         November 12,
                                                       2005)), whichever                       1975; Revision 2,
                                                       occurs first.                           dated December
                                                                                               12, 1976;
                                                                                               Revision 3, dated
                                                                                               July 19, 1977;
                                                                                               Revision 4, dated
                                                                                               July 8, 1985; or
                                                                                               Revision 5, dated
                                                                                               April 12, 1990.
(12) 093-53-110, Revision 1,      Before the          Within 2,200        At intervals not    Modification in
 dated May 7, 1993.                accumulation of     flight cycles or    to exceed 2,200     accordance with
                                   22,000 total        4,000 flight        flight cycles or    Lockheed TriStar
                                   flight cycles or    hours after         4,000 flight        L-1011 Service
                                   40,000 total        August 26, 2005     hours, whichever    Bulletin 093-53-
                                   flight hours,       (the effective      occurs first.       110, Basic Issue,
                                   whichever occurs    date of AD 2005-                        dated August 19,
                                   first.              15-01, Amendment                        1991; or Revision
                                                       39-14190 (70 FR                         1, dated May 7,
                                                       42262, July 22,                         1993.
                                                       2005)), whichever
                                                       occurs first.
(13) Change Notification 093-53-  Before the          Within 800 flight   At intervals not    Inspection and
 260, CN4, dated May 8, 1998.      accumulation of     cycles or 1,500     to exceed 800       modification in
                                   8,000 total         flight hours        flight cycles or    accordance with
                                   flight cycles or    after August 26,    1,500 flight        Part 2.A. of
                                   20,000 total        2005 (the           hours, whichever    Lockheed TriStar
                                   flight hours,       effective date of   occurs first.       L-1011 Service
                                   whichever occurs    AD 2005-15-01,                          Bulletin 093-53-
                                   first.              Amendment 39-                           260, Basic Issue,
                                                       14190 (70 FR                            dated May 15,
                                                       42262, July 22,                         1991.
                                                       2005)), whichever
                                                       occurs first.
(14) Change Notification 093-53-  Within 12 months    (None)............  At intervals not    Modification in
 266, CN1, dated July 10, 1992.    after August 26,                        to exceed 90 days.  accordance with
                                   2005 (the                                                   Lockheed TriStar
                                   effective date of                                           L-1011 Service
                                   AD 2005-15-01,                                              Bulletin 093-53-
                                   Amendment 39-                                               266, Basic Issue,
                                   14190 (70 FR                                                dated March 2,
                                   42262, July 22,                                             1992.
                                   2005)).
(15) Change Notification 093-57-  Before the          Within 1,600        At intervals not    Modification in
 058, R5-CN1, dated May 3, 1993.   accumulation of     flight cycles or    to exceed 1,600     accordance with
                                   20,000 total        3,000 flight        flight cycles or    Lockheed TriStar
                                   flight cycles or    hours after         3,000 flight        L-1011 Service
                                   37,000 total        August 26, 2005     hours, whichever    Bulletin 093-57-
                                   flight hours,       (the effective      occurs first.       058, Basic Issue,
                                   whichever occurs    date of AD 2005-                        dated September
                                   first.              15-01, Amendment                        16, 1975;
                                                       39-14190 (70 FR                         Revision 1, dated
                                                       42262, July 22,                         December 1, 1976;
                                                       2005)), whichever                       Revision 2, dated
                                                       occurs first.                           June 30, 1978;
                                                                                               Revision 3, dated
                                                                                               October 19, 1978;
                                                                                               or Revision 4,
                                                                                               dated July 6,
                                                                                               1981, Revision 5,
                                                                                               dated June 9,
                                                                                               1983.

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(16) Change Notification 093-57-  At the applicable   At the applicable   At the applicable   Modification in
 195, R3-CN1, dated August 22,     time specified in   time specified in   time specified in   accordance with
 1995, or Lockheed TriStar L-      paragraph (j) of    paragraph (j) of    paragraph (k) of    Lockheed TriStar
 1011 Service Bulletin 093-57-     this AD.            this AD.            this AD.            L-1011 Service
 195, Revision 4, dated March                                                                  Bulletin 093-57-
 17, 2010.                                                                                     195, Revision 2,
                                                                                               dated July 27,
                                                                                               1990; Revision 3,
                                                                                               dated June 30,
                                                                                               1992; or Revision
                                                                                               4, dated March
                                                                                               17, 2010
(17) Change Notification 093-57-  For Model L-1011-   Within 6,450        At intervals not    Repair or
 213, CN1, dated February 20,      385-1, L-1011-385-  flight cycles or    to exceed 6,450     modification in
 1996.                             1-14, L-1011-385-   5 years after       flight cycles or    accordance with
                                   1-15: Before the    August 26, 2005     5 years,            Lockheed TriStar
                                   accumulation of     (the effective      whichever occurs    L-1011 Service
                                   15,000 total        date of AD 2005-    first.              Bulletin 093-57-
                                   flight cycles.      15-01, Amendment                        213, Basic Issue,
                                  For Model L-1011-    39-14190 (70 FR                         dated December 9,
                                   385-3: Before the   42262, July 22,                         1994.
                                   accumulation of     2005)), whichever
                                   10,000 total        occurs first.
                                   flight cycles.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

(h) Retained Corrective Action With a Certain Compliance Method Removed

    This paragraph restates the corrective action required by 
paragraph (b) of AD 2005-15-01, Amendment 39-14190 (70 FR 42262, 
July 22, 2005), with certain exceptions. If any cracking or 
corrosion is detected during any inspection required by paragraph 
(g) of this AD, prior to further flight, accomplish the actions 
specified in paragraph (h)(1), (h)(2), or (h)(3) of this AD.
    (1) Repair in accordance with the applicable service bulletin 
referenced in table I or II of Lockheed Tristar L-1011 Service 
Bulletin 093-51-041, Revision 1, dated March 3, 2000, or Revision 2, 
dated March 30, 2010.
    (2) Accomplish the terminating modification in accordance with 
the applicable service bulletin referenced in table I or II of 
Lockheed Tristar L-1011 Service Bulletin 093-51-041, Revision 1, 
dated March 3, 2000, or Revision 2, dated March 30, 2010.
    (3) Repair in accordance with a method approved by the Manager, 
Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), FAA. Information on 
additional methods of compliance can be obtained from the Manager, 
Atlanta ACO.

(i) Retained Terminating Action

    This paragraph restates the terminating action required by 
paragraph (c) of AD 2005-15-01, Amendment 39-14190 (70 FR 42262, 
July 22, 2005). Within 5 years or 5,000 flight cycles after August 
26, 2005 (the effective date of AD 2005-15-01), whichever occurs 
first, install the terminating modification referenced in the 
applicable service bulletin listed in table 1 to paragraph (g) of 
this AD, in accordance with the applicable service bulletin. Such 
installation constitutes terminating action for the applicable 
structural inspection required by paragraph (g) of this AD.

(j) Newly Revised Initial Inspection Compliance Time for Certain 
Airplanes

    For airplanes identified in Lockheed TriStar L-1011 Service 
Bulletin 093-57-195, Revision 4, dated March 17, 2010: Do the 
initial inspection required by paragraph (g)(16) of this AD at the 
applicable time specified in paragraph (j)(1) or (j)(2) of this AD.
    (1) For airplanes having serial numbers (S/Ns) 1002 through 1109 
inclusive: At the earlier of the times specified in paragraphs 
(j)(1)(i) and (j)(1)(ii) of this AD.
    (i) Before the accumulation of 20,000 total flight cycles, or 
within 2,200 flight cycles after August 26, 2005 (the effective date 
of AD 2005-15-01, Amendment 39-14190 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005)), 
whichever occurs later.
    (ii) Before the accumulation of 15,000 total flight cycles, or 
within 2,200 flight cycles after the effective date of this AD, 
whichever occurs later.
    (2) For airplanes having S/Ns 1110 through 1250 inclusive: At 
the earlier of the times specified in paragraphs (j)(2)(i) and 
(j)(2)(ii) of this AD.
    (i) Before the accumulation of 30,000 total flight cycles, or 
within 2,200 flight cycles after August 26, 2005 (the effective date 
of AD 2005-15-01, Amendment 39-14190 (70 FR 42262, July 22, 2005)), 
whichever occurs later.
    (ii) Before the accumulation of 15,000 total flight cycles, or 
within 2,200 flight cycles after the effective date of this AD, 
whichever occurs later.

(k) Newly Revised Repetitive Intervals for Certain Airplanes

    For airplanes identified in paragraph (j) of this AD, repeat the 
inspection required by paragraph (j) of this AD thereafter at the 
applicable times specified in paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) of this AD.
    (1) For airplanes having S/Ns 1002 through 1156 inclusive: 
Repeat the inspection at intervals not to exceed 2,200 flight 
cycles.
    (2) For airplanes having S/Ns 1157 through 1250 inclusive: 
Repeat the inspection one time within 2,200 flight cycles after the 
most recent inspection; and thereafter at intervals not to exceed 
1,750 flight cycles.

(l) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (1) The Manager, Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 
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 manager of the ACO, send it to the 
attention of the person identified in the Related Information 
section of this AD.
    (2) 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.

(m) Related Information

    (1) For more information about this AD, contact Carl Gray, 
Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Branch, ACE-117A, FAA, Atlanta Aircraft 
Certification Office (ACO), 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, 
Georgia 30337; phone: 404-474-5554; fax: 404-474-5605; email: 
carl.w.gray@faa.gov.
    (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, 
Airworthiness Office, Dept. 6A0M, Zone 0252, Column P-58, 86 S. Cobb 
Drive, Marietta, Georgia 30063; telephone 770-494-5444; fax 770-494-
5445; email ams.portal@lmco.com; Internet http://www.lockheedmartin.com/ams/tools/TechPubs.html. 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.


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    Issued in Renton, Washington, on October 5, 2012.
Ali Bahrami,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-25463 Filed 10-15-12; 8:45 am]
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