Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes, 58970-58973 [2013-23273]

Download as PDF 58970 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 25, 2013 / Proposed Rules TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS (1) If the inspection was done on or after the effective date of this AD: Submit the report within 30 days after the inspection. (2) If the inspection was done before the effective date of this AD: Submit the report within 30 days after the effective date of this AD. (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: Tom Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; phone: 425–227–1137; fax: 425–227–1149; email: tom.rodriguez@faa.gov. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-11-AMOCREQUESTS@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. (j) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Airworthiness Directive 2012–0160, dated August 24, 2012, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:14 Sep 24, 2013 Jkt 229001 (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact ATR—GIE Avions de ´ ´ Transport Regional, 1, Allee Pierre Nadot, 31712 Blagnac Cedex, France; telephone +33 (0) 5 62 21 62 21; fax +33 (0) 5 62 21 67 18; email continued.airworthiness@atr.fr; Internet http://www.aerochain.com. You may review copies of this 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. Issued in Renton, Washington, on September 17, 2013. Ross Landes, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2013–23315 Filed 9–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2013–0797; Directorate Identifier 2013–NM–007–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Examining the AD Docket Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 767–300 and 767–300F series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of malfunctions in the flight deck display units resulting in blanking, blurring, or loss of color on the display. This proposed AD would require modification and installation of components in the main equipment center. For certain other airplanes this proposed AD would require modification, replacement, and installation of flight deck air relief system (FDARS) components. We are proposing this AD to prevent malfunctions of the flight deck display units, which could affect the ability of the flightcrew to read the displays for airplane attitude, altitude, or airspeed, and consequently reduce the ability of the flightcrew to maintain control of the airplane. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by November 12, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4702 • 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 Boeing service information identified in this proposed AD, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, P.O. Box 3707, MC 2H–65, Seattle, WA 98124–2207; telephone 206–544–5000, extension 1; fax 206–766–5680; 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. Sfmt 4702 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: Francis Smith, Aerospace Engineer, Cabin Safety and Environmental Controls Branch, ANM–150S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; phone: 425– 917–6596; fax: 425–917–6590; email: francis.smith@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposal. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA– 2013–0797; Directorate Identifier 2013– NM–007–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 E:\FR\FM\25SEP1.SGM 25SEP1 58971 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 25, 2013 / Proposed Rules 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 We have received reports of malfunctions in flight compartment display units on Model 767–300F airplanes. Operators of Model 767–300F airplanes reported flight deck display unit malfunctions including blanking, blurring, or loss of color caused by moisture or condensation being collected inside the display units during operation in hot and humid environments. The reports range from a malfunction in a single display unit to malfunctions in multiple display units. Boeing is aware of the likely causes of display unit malfunctions related to moisture or condensation ingress. The most frequent instance was display units being cold soaked by the air delivered from the air conditioning packs by the electronic cooling system through the 3-way valve in hot and humid conditions. Malfunctions of the flight deck display units, if not corrected, could affect the ability of the flightcrew to read the displays for airplane attitude, altitude, or airspeed, and consequently reduce the ability of the flightcrew to maintain control of the airplane. Model 767–300 airplanes have an electronic cooling system design similar to the electronic cooling system on the Model 767–300F airplane; therefore, Model 767–300 airplanes might be subject to the unsafe condition revealed on Model 767–300F airplanes. Relevant Service Information We reviewed the following service information. • Boeing Service Bulletin 767–21– 0240, Revision 1, dated November 12, 2009. • Boeing Service Bulletin 767–21– 0244, Revision 1, dated March 8, 2010. • Boeing Service Bulletin 767–21– 0245, Revision 1, dated September 30, 2010. • Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767– 21A0247, dated October 10, 2011. • Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767– 21A0253, dated October 12, 2012. For information on the procedures and compliance times, see this service information at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for Docket No. FAA–2013–0797. only need to do the functional test in the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Service Bulletin 767–21–0245, Revision 1, dated September 30, 2010. Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767– 21A0247, dated October 10, 2011 (for Model 767–300F series airplanes), specifies prior or concurrent accomplishment of Boeing Service Bulletin 767–21–0235, dated October 8, 2009; or Revision 1, dated July 29, 2011 (for certain Model 767–300F series airplanes). For information on the procedures, see this service information at http:// regulations.gov by searching for Docket No. FAA–2013–0797. 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 the same type design. Concurrent Service Information Boeing Service Bulletin 767–21–0240, Revision 1, dated November 12, 2009; and Boeing Service Bulletin 767–21– 0244, Revision 1, dated March 8, 2010 (both for Model 767–300 series airplanes); specify prior or concurrent accomplishment of Boeing Service Bulletin 767–31–0073, dated October 12, 1995 (for certain Model 767–300 series airplanes). Boeing Service Bulletin 767–21–0245, Revision 1, dated September 30, 2010 (for Model 767–300F series airplanes), specifies that if the 3-way valve control logic change in Boeing Service Bulletin 767–21–0235, dated July 29, 2011, is done in concurrently with Boeing Service Bulletin 767–21–0245, Revision 1, dated September 30, 2010, operators Proposed AD Requirements This proposed AD would require accomplishing the actions specified in the service information identified previously, except where Boeing Service Bulletin 767–21–0240, Revision 1, dated November 12, 2009; and Boeing Service Bulletin 767–21–0244, Revision 1, dated March 8, 2010; specify installing carpet in the flight deck, this proposed AD would not specifically require that action because it is not critical to address the unsafe condition. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this proposed AD affects 43 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed AD: ESTIMATED COSTS TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Action Labor cost Pressure switch installation, relay replacement, wire routing (Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767–21A0247, dated October 10, 2011). Carpet, muffler, and drain tube installation, relay removal and installation, wire bundle changes (Boeing Service Bulletin 767-21–0240, dated November 12, 2009; and Boeing Service Bulletin 767–21–0244, Revision 1, dated March 8, 2010). Wire bundle and relay changes, install 2 diodes (Boeing Service Bulletin 767–21–0245, Revision 1, dated September 30, 2010). Replace duct, install additional duct, valve, altitude switch, and pitot tube (Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767– 21A0253, dated October 12, 2012). According to the manufacturer, some of the costs of this proposed AD may be covered under warranty, thereby VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:14 Sep 24, 2013 Jkt 229001 Cost on U.S. operators 16 work-hours × $85 per hour = $1,360. $6,979 $8,339 $183,458 (22 airplanes) 37 work-hours × $85 per hour = $3,145. 0 3,145 50,320 (16 airplanes) 14 work-hours × $85 per hour = $1,190. 1,148 2,338 11,690 (5 airplanes) 76 work-hours × $85 per hour = $6,460. 55,663 N/A N/A reducing the cost impact on affected individuals. We do not control warranty coverage for affected individuals. As a PO 00000 Cost per product Parts cost Frm 00016 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 result, we have included all costs in our cost estimate. E:\FR\FM\25SEP1.SGM 25SEP1 58972 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 25, 2013 / Proposed Rules 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 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 this 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. TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:14 Sep 24, 2013 Jkt 229001 § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ The Boeing Company: Docket No. FAA– 2013–0797; Directorate Identifier 2013– NM–007–AD. (a) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by November 12, 2013. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to The Boeing Company Model 767–300 and 767–300F series airplanes, certificated in any category; as identified in the service information specified in paragraphs (c)(1) through (c)(5) of this AD. (1) Boeing Service Bulletin 767–21–0240, Revision 1, dated November 12, 2009. (2) Boeing Service Bulletin 767–21–0244, Revision 1, dated March 8, 2010. (3) Boeing Service Bulletin 767–21–0245, Revision 1, dated September 30, 2010. (4) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767– 21A0247, dated October 10, 2011. (5) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767– 21A0253, dated October 12, 2012. (d) Subject Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC)/ Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 2158, Air Conditioning. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by reports of malfunctions in the flight deck display units resulting in blanking, blurring, or loss of color on the display. We are issuing this AD to prevent malfunctions of the flight deck display units, which could affect the ability of the flightcrew to read the displays for airplane attitude, altitude, or airspeed, and consequently reduce the ability of the flightcrew to maintain control of the airplane. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Modification, Replacement, and Installation of Flight Deck Air Relief System (FDARS) Components For Model 767–300F series airplanes as identified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767–21A0253, dated October 12, 2012: Within 72 months after the effective date of this AD, in the main equipment center and the area under the left and right sides of the flight deck door, replace the existing duct with a new duct, install new FDARS components (including mounting brackets, ducts, orifice, outlet valve, and screen), modify wiring, modify the relay installation in panel P36, and install a new altitude switch and pitot tube, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767–21A0253, dated October 12, 2012. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 (h) Modification and Installation of Components in the Main Equipment Center (1) For Model 767–300F series airplanes as identified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767–21A0247, dated October 10, 2011: Within 72 months after the effective date of this AD, in the main equipment center, install a new bracket on the E8 Engine Indication and Crew Alerting System (EICAS) rack at station 266.5, install a new pressure switch to the bracket at the E8 EICAS rack, make changes to wire bundles W176, W596, W1114, W1702, W2000, replace relay K10355 with a new relay K10718, and flush the pitot static system, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767–21A0247, dated October 10, 2011. (2) For Model 767–300F series airplanes as identified in Boeing Service Bulletin 767–21– 0245, Revision 1, dated September 30, 2012: Within 72 months after the effective date of this AD, in the main equipment center, replace relay K10355 with a new relay K10718, add two diodes in the E8 EICAS rack, and make changes to wire bundles W0176, W596, W1702, W2000, and W2006, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instruction of Boeing Service Bulletin 767– 21–0245, Revision 1, dated September 30, 2012, except as provided by paragraph (i) of this AD. (3) For Model 767–300 series airplanes as identified in Boeing Service Bulletin 767–21– 0240, Revision 1, dated November 12, 2009; and Boeing Service Bulletin 767–21–0244, Revision 1, dated March 8, 2010: Within 72 months after the effective date of this AD, in the main equipment center, install drain tubing and muffler assemblies, change wire bundle W1718, change relays, placards, and wire bundle W5075 in the P136 left relay panel, change wire bundle W2006 in the E8 EICAS rack; and change wire bundle W1114 in the P50 electrical systems card file; in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Service Bulletin 767– 21–0240, Revision 1, dated November 12, 2009; or Boeing Service Bulletin 767–21– 0244, Revision 1, dated March 8, 2010; as applicable. (i) Exception to Paragraph (h) of This AD For Model 767–300F series airplanes identified as Group 1 airplanes in Boeing Service Bulletin 767–21–0245, Revision 1, dated September 30, 2010: If the 3-way valve control logic change in Boeing Service Bulletin 767–21–0235, dated July 29, 2011, is done prior to or concurrent with the actions required by paragraph (h)(2) of this AD, operators need to do only the functional test of the manifold interconnect valve control logic modification, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Service Bulletin 767–21–0245, Revision 1, dated September 30, 2010. Operators do not need to do the other actions specified in the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Service Bulletin 767–21–0245, Revision 1, dated September 30, 2010, if the actions in the Accomplishment Instructions in Boeing Service Bulletin 767–21–0235, dated July 29, 2011, are done concurrently. If the functional test fails, before further flight, do corrective actions that are approved in accordance with E:\FR\FM\25SEP1.SGM 25SEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 25, 2013 / Proposed Rules the procedures specified in paragraph (l) of this AD. availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. (j) Concurrent Requirements Issued in Renton, Washington, on September 16, 2013. Ross Landes, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. For Model 767–300 series airplanes as identified in Boeing Service Bulletin 76721–0240, Revision 1, dated November 12, 2009; and Boeing Service Bulletin 767–21– 0244, Revision 1, dated March 8, 2012: Prior to or concurrently with accomplishing the requirements of paragraph (h)(3) of this AD, do all of the actions specified in the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Service Bulletin 767–31–0073, dated October 12, 1995. [FR Doc. 2013–23273 Filed 9–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration (k) Credit for Previous Actions 14 CFR Part 39 This paragraph provides credit for the actions required by paragraph (h)(2) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Boeing Service Bulletin 767–21–0245, dated April 16, 2010, which is not incorporated by reference in this AD. [Docket No. FAA–2013–0794; Directorate Identifier 2012–NM–157–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS (l) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Seattle 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 paragraph (m)(1) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-Seattle-ACO-AMOCRequests@faa.gov. (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. (3) An AMOC that provides an acceptable level of safety may be used for any repair required by this AD if it is approved by the Boeing Commercial Airplanes Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) that has been authorized by the Manager, Seattle ACO to make those findings. For a repair method to be approved, the repair must meet the certification basis of the airplane, and the approval must specifically refer to this AD. (m) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Francis Smith, Aerospace Engineer, Cabin Safety and Environmental Controls Branch, ANM–150S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; phone: 425–917–6596; fax: 425–917–6590; email: francis.smith@faa.gov. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, P.O. Box 3707, MC 2H–65, Seattle, WA 98124–2207; telephone 206– 544–5000, extension 1; fax 206–766–5680; 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:14 Sep 24, 2013 Jkt 229001 Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 2000EX airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a revision to the airplane airworthiness limitations to introduce a corrosion prevention control program, among other changes, to the maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance program to include the maintenance tasks and airworthiness limitations specified in the airworthiness limitations section of the airplane maintenance manual. We are proposing this AD to prevent reduced structural integrity of the airplane. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by November 12, 2013. 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. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 58973 For service information identified in this proposed AD, contact Dassault Falcon Jet, P.O. Box 2000, South Hackensack, NJ 07606; telephone 201– 440–6700; Internet http:// www.dassaultfalcon.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 MCAI, 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: Tom Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; phone: 425– 227–1137; fax: 425–227–1149. 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–2013–0794; Directorate Identifier 2012–NM–157–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 The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Community, has issued EASA Airworthiness Directive 2012–0157, dated August 23, 2012 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the E:\FR\FM\25SEP1.SGM 25SEP1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0797; Directorate Identifier 2013-NM-007-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for 
certain The Boeing Company Model 767-300 and 767-300F series airplanes. 
This proposed AD was prompted by reports of malfunctions in the flight 
deck display units resulting in blanking, blurring, or loss of color on 
the display. This proposed AD would require modification and 
installation of components in the main equipment center. For certain 
other airplanes this proposed AD would require modification, 
replacement, and installation of flight deck air relief system (FDARS) 
components. We are proposing this AD to prevent malfunctions of the 
flight deck display units, which could affect the ability of the 
flightcrew to read the displays for airplane attitude, altitude, or 
airspeed, and consequently reduce the ability of the flightcrew to 
maintain control of the airplane.

DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by November 12, 
2013.

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 Boeing service information identified in this proposed AD, 
contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services 
Management, P.O. Box 3707, MC 2H-65, Seattle, WA 98124-2207; telephone 
206-544-5000, extension 1; fax 206-766-5680; 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 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: Francis Smith, Aerospace Engineer, 
Cabin Safety and Environmental Controls Branch, ANM-150S, FAA, Seattle 
Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, Washington 
98057-3356; phone: 425-917-6596; fax: 425-917-6590; email: 
francis.smith@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comments Invited

    We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this proposal. Send your comments to an address listed 
under the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2013-0797; 
Directorate Identifier 2013-NM-007-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

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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

    We have received reports of malfunctions in flight compartment 
display units on Model 767-300F airplanes. Operators of Model 767-300F 
airplanes reported flight deck display unit malfunctions including 
blanking, blurring, or loss of color caused by moisture or condensation 
being collected inside the display units during operation in hot and 
humid environments. The reports range from a malfunction in a single 
display unit to malfunctions in multiple display units. Boeing is aware 
of the likely causes of display unit malfunctions related to moisture 
or condensation ingress. The most frequent instance was display units 
being cold soaked by the air delivered from the air conditioning packs 
by the electronic cooling system through the 3-way valve in hot and 
humid conditions. Malfunctions of the flight deck display units, if not 
corrected, could affect the ability of the flightcrew to read the 
displays for airplane attitude, altitude, or airspeed, and consequently 
reduce the ability of the flightcrew to maintain control of the 
airplane.
    Model 767-300 airplanes have an electronic cooling system design 
similar to the electronic cooling system on the Model 767-300F 
airplane; therefore, Model 767-300 airplanes might be subject to the 
unsafe condition revealed on Model 767-300F airplanes.

Relevant Service Information

    We reviewed the following service information.
     Boeing Service Bulletin 767-21-0240, Revision 1, dated 
November 12, 2009.
     Boeing Service Bulletin 767-21-0244, Revision 1, dated 
March 8, 2010.
     Boeing Service Bulletin 767-21-0245, Revision 1, dated 
September 30, 2010.
     Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767-21A0247, dated October 
10, 2011.
     Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767-21A0253, dated October 
12, 2012.
    For information on the procedures and compliance times, see this 
service information at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for 
Docket No. FAA-2013-0797.

Concurrent Service Information

    Boeing Service Bulletin 767-21-0240, Revision 1, dated November 12, 
2009; and Boeing Service Bulletin 767-21-0244, Revision 1, dated March 
8, 2010 (both for Model 767-300 series airplanes); specify prior or 
concurrent accomplishment of Boeing Service Bulletin 767-31-0073, dated 
October 12, 1995 (for certain Model 767-300 series airplanes).
    Boeing Service Bulletin 767-21-0245, Revision 1, dated September 
30, 2010 (for Model 767-300F series airplanes), specifies that if the 
3-way valve control logic change in Boeing Service Bulletin 767-21-
0235, dated July 29, 2011, is done in concurrently with Boeing Service 
Bulletin 767-21-0245, Revision 1, dated September 30, 2010, operators 
only need to do the functional test in the Accomplishment Instructions 
of Boeing Service Bulletin 767-21-0245, Revision 1, dated September 30, 
2010.
    Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767-21A0247, dated October 10, 2011 
(for Model 767-300F series airplanes), specifies prior or concurrent 
accomplishment of Boeing Service Bulletin 767-21-0235, dated October 8, 
2009; or Revision 1, dated July 29, 2011 (for certain Model 767-300F 
series airplanes).
    For information on the procedures, see this service information at 
http://regulations.gov by searching for Docket No. FAA-2013-0797.

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 the same type design.

Proposed AD Requirements

    This proposed AD would require accomplishing the actions specified 
in the service information identified previously, except where Boeing 
Service Bulletin 767-21-0240, Revision 1, dated November 12, 2009; and 
Boeing Service Bulletin 767-21-0244, Revision 1, dated March 8, 2010; 
specify installing carpet in the flight deck, this proposed AD would 
not specifically require that action because it is not critical to 
address the unsafe condition.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this proposed AD affects 43 airplanes of U.S. 
registry.
    We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed AD:

                                                 Estimated Costs
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                                                                                  Cost per        Cost on U.S.
               Action                        Labor cost          Parts cost        product         operators
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Pressure switch installation, relay   16 work-hours x $85 per          $6,979          $8,339           $183,458
 replacement, wire routing (Boeing     hour = $1,360.                                             (22 airplanes)
 Alert Service Bulletin 767-21A0247,
 dated October 10, 2011).
Carpet, muffler, and drain tube       37 work-hours x $85 per               0           3,145             50,320
 installation, relay removal and       hour = $3,145.                                             (16 airplanes)
 installation, wire bundle changes
 (Boeing Service Bulletin
 767[dash]21-0240, dated November
 12, 2009; and Boeing Service
 Bulletin 767-21-0244, Revision 1,
 dated March 8, 2010).
Wire bundle and relay changes,        14 work-hours x $85 per           1,148           2,338             11,690
 install 2 diodes (Boeing Service      hour = $1,190.                                              (5 airplanes)
 Bulletin 767-21-0245, Revision 1,
 dated September 30, 2010).
Replace duct, install additional      76 work-hours x $85 per          55,663             N/A                N/A
 duct, valve, altitude switch, and     hour = $6,460.
 pitot tube (Boeing Alert Service
 Bulletin 767-21A0253, dated October
 12, 2012).
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    According to the manufacturer, some of the costs of this proposed 
AD may be covered under warranty, thereby reducing the cost impact on 
affected individuals. We do not control warranty coverage for affected 
individuals. As a result, we have included all costs in our cost 
estimate.

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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 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 this 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

0
1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows:

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


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

0
2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness 
directive (AD):

The Boeing Company: Docket No. FAA-2013-0797; Directorate Identifier 
2013-NM-007-AD.

(a) Comments Due Date

    We must receive comments by November 12, 2013.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to The Boeing Company Model 767-300 and 767-300F 
series airplanes, certificated in any category; as identified in the 
service information specified in paragraphs (c)(1) through (c)(5) of 
this AD.
    (1) Boeing Service Bulletin 767-21-0240, Revision 1, dated 
November 12, 2009.
    (2) Boeing Service Bulletin 767-21-0244, Revision 1, dated March 
8, 2010.
    (3) Boeing Service Bulletin 767-21-0245, Revision 1, dated 
September 30, 2010.
    (4) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767-21A0247, dated October 10, 
2011.
    (5) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767-21A0253, dated October 12, 
2012.

(d) Subject

    Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC)/Air Transport Association 
(ATA) of America Code 2158, Air Conditioning.

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by reports of malfunctions in the flight 
deck display units resulting in blanking, blurring, or loss of color 
on the display. We are issuing this AD to prevent malfunctions of 
the flight deck display units, which could affect the ability of the 
flightcrew to read the displays for airplane attitude, altitude, or 
airspeed, and consequently reduce the ability of the flightcrew to 
maintain control of the airplane.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Modification, Replacement, and Installation of Flight Deck Air 
Relief System (FDARS) Components

    For Model 767-300F series airplanes as identified in Boeing 
Alert Service Bulletin 767-21A0253, dated October 12, 2012: Within 
72 months after the effective date of this AD, in the main equipment 
center and the area under the left and right sides of the flight 
deck door, replace the existing duct with a new duct, install new 
FDARS components (including mounting brackets, ducts, orifice, 
outlet valve, and screen), modify wiring, modify the relay 
installation in panel P36, and install a new altitude switch and 
pitot tube, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of 
Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767-21A0253, dated October 12, 2012.

(h) Modification and Installation of Components in the Main Equipment 
Center

    (1) For Model 767-300F series airplanes as identified in Boeing 
Alert Service Bulletin 767-21A0247, dated October 10, 2011: Within 
72 months after the effective date of this AD, in the main equipment 
center, install a new bracket on the E8 Engine Indication and Crew 
Alerting System (EICAS) rack at station 266.5, install a new 
pressure switch to the bracket at the E8 EICAS rack, make changes to 
wire bundles W176, W596, W1114, W1702, W2000, replace relay K10355 
with a new relay K10718, and flush the pitot static system, in 
accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert 
Service Bulletin 767-21A0247, dated October 10, 2011.
    (2) For Model 767-300F series airplanes as identified in Boeing 
Service Bulletin 767-21-0245, Revision 1, dated September 30, 2012: 
Within 72 months after the effective date of this AD, in the main 
equipment center, replace relay K10355 with a new relay K10718, add 
two diodes in the E8 EICAS rack, and make changes to wire bundles 
W0176, W596, W1702, W2000, and W2006, in accordance with the 
Accomplishment Instruction of Boeing Service Bulletin 767-21-0245, 
Revision 1, dated September 30, 2012, except as provided by 
paragraph (i) of this AD.
    (3) For Model 767-300 series airplanes as identified in Boeing 
Service Bulletin 767-21-0240, Revision 1, dated November 12, 2009; 
and Boeing Service Bulletin 767-21-0244, Revision 1, dated March 8, 
2010: Within 72 months after the effective date of this AD, in the 
main equipment center, install drain tubing and muffler assemblies, 
change wire bundle W1718, change relays, placards, and wire bundle 
W5075 in the P136 left relay panel, change wire bundle W2006 in the 
E8 EICAS rack; and change wire bundle W1114 in the P50 electrical 
systems card file; in accordance with the Accomplishment 
Instructions of Boeing Service Bulletin 767-21-0240, Revision 1, 
dated November 12, 2009; or Boeing Service Bulletin 767-21-0244, 
Revision 1, dated March 8, 2010; as applicable.

(i) Exception to Paragraph (h) of This AD

    For Model 767-300F series airplanes identified as Group 1 
airplanes in Boeing Service Bulletin 767-21-0245, Revision 1, dated 
September 30, 2010: If the 3-way valve control logic change in 
Boeing Service Bulletin 767-21-0235, dated July 29, 2011, is done 
prior to or concurrent with the actions required by paragraph (h)(2) 
of this AD, operators need to do only the functional test of the 
manifold interconnect valve control logic modification, in 
accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Service 
Bulletin 767-21-0245, Revision 1, dated September 30, 2010. 
Operators do not need to do the other actions specified in the 
Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Service Bulletin 767-21-0245, 
Revision 1, dated September 30, 2010, if the actions in the 
Accomplishment Instructions in Boeing Service Bulletin 767-21-0235, 
dated July 29, 2011, are done concurrently. If the functional test 
fails, before further flight, do corrective actions that are 
approved in accordance with

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the procedures specified in paragraph (l) of this AD.

(j) Concurrent Requirements

    For Model 767-300 series airplanes as identified in Boeing 
Service Bulletin 767- 21-0240, Revision 1, dated November 12, 2009; 
and Boeing Service Bulletin 767-21-0244, Revision 1, dated March 8, 
2012: Prior to or concurrently with accomplishing the requirements 
of paragraph (h)(3) of this AD, do all of the actions specified in 
the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Service Bulletin 767-31-
0073, dated October 12, 1995.

(k) Credit for Previous Actions

    This paragraph provides credit for the actions required by 
paragraph (h)(2) of this AD, if those actions were performed before 
the effective date of this AD using Boeing Service Bulletin 767-21-
0245, dated April 16, 2010, which is not incorporated by reference 
in this AD.

(l) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (1) The Manager, Seattle 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 paragraph (m)(1) of this AD. 
Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-Seattle-ACO-AMOC-Requests@faa.gov.
    (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.
    (3) An AMOC that provides an acceptable level of safety may be 
used for any repair required by this AD if it is approved by the 
Boeing Commercial Airplanes Organization Designation Authorization 
(ODA) that has been authorized by the Manager, Seattle ACO to make 
those findings. For a repair method to be approved, the repair must 
meet the certification basis of the airplane, and the approval must 
specifically refer to this AD.

(m) Related Information

    (1) For more information about this AD, contact Francis Smith, 
Aerospace Engineer, Cabin Safety and Environmental Controls Branch, 
ANM-150S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind 
Avenue SW., Renton, Washington 98057-3356; phone: 425-917-6596; fax: 
425-917-6590; email: francis.smith@faa.gov.
    (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, 
P.O. Box 3707, MC 2H-65, Seattle, WA 98124-2207; telephone 206-544-
5000, extension 1; fax 206-766-5680; 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.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on September 16, 2013.
Ross Landes,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-23273 Filed 9-24-13; 8:45 am]
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