Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company Airplanes, 4269-4274 [2014-01433]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 17 / Monday, January 27, 2014 / Rules and Regulations (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call (202) 741–6030, or go to: http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on January 2, 2014. Lance T. Gant, Acting Directorate Manager, Rotorcraft Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2014–00837 Filed 1–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2013–0095; Directorate Identifier 2011–NM–197–AD; Amendment 39–17699; AD 2013–25–03] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are superseding Airworthiness Directives (ADs) AD 2000–17–05 and AD 2001–04–09 for all the Boeing Company Model 767 airplanes. AD 2000–17–05 required a functional check of the shear rivets in all six elevator power control actuator (PCA) bellcrank assemblies to determine the condition of the shear rivets; and replacement or rework of the bellcrank assemblies, if necessary. AD 2001–04– 09 required repetitive testing of the elevator control system to determine if an elevator PCA is rigged incorrectly due to yielded or failed shear rivets in a bellcrank assembly for the elevator PCA, and follow-on actions if necessary. Since we issued ADs 2000–17–05 and 2001–04–09, a terminating modification has been designed. This new AD requires an inspection to determine the part numbers and condition of the bellcrank assemblies; modification or replacement of the PCA bellcrank assembly, if necessary; and a repetitive functional test and mis-rig check, and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to prevent continued operation with yielded or failed shear rivets in the elevator PCA bellcrank assemblies, and to prevent certain failures or jams in the elevator system from causing a hardover of the elevator surface, resulting in a significant pitch pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:20 Jan 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 4269 upset and possible loss of control of the airplane. DATES: This AD is effective March 3, 2014. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of March 3, 2014. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain other publications listed in this AD as of November 28, 2007 (72 FR 67236, November 28, 2007). The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain other publications listed in this AD as of March 20, 2001 (66 FR 13227, March 5, 2001). The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain other publication listed in this AD as of September 11, 2000 (65 FR 51754, August 25, 2000). ADDRESSES: 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 view this 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. part 39 to supersede AD 2000–17–05, Amendment 39–11879 (65 FR 51754, August 25, 2000); and AD 2001–04–09, Amendment 39–12128 (66 FR 13227, March 5, 2001). ADs 2000–17–05 and 2001–04–09 applied to the specified products. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on February 26, 2013 (78 FR 12991). The NPRM proposed to continue to require a functional check of the shear rivets in all six PCA bellcrank assemblies to determine the condition of the shear rivets; and replacement or rework of the bellcrank assemblies, if necessary. The NPRM also proposed to continue to require repetitive testing of the elevator control system to determine if an elevator PCA is rigged incorrectly due to failed shear rivets in a bellcrank assembly of the elevator PCA, and follow-on actions if necessary. The NPRM also proposed to require an inspection to determine the part numbers and condition of the bellcrank assemblies; modification or replacement of the PCA bellcrank assembly, if necessary; and a repetitive functional test and mis-rig check, and corrective actions if necessary. Examining the AD Docket Request To Withdraw the NPRM (78 FR 12991, February 26, 2013) You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647–5527) is Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marie Hogestad, Aerospace Engineer, Systems and Equipment Branch, ANM– 130S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; phone: 425–917–6418; fax: 425–917–6590; email: marie.hogestad@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. The following presents the comments received on the proposal (78 FR 12991, February 26, 2013) and the FAA’s response to each comment. United Airlines (UAL) requested that we withdraw the NPRM (78 FR 12991, February 26, 2013). UAL stated that there may be no benefit to superseding AD 2001–04–09, Amendment 39–12128 (66 FR 13227, March 5, 2001), because current actions provide an equivalent level of safety. UAL stated that, as an alternative method of compliance (AMOC) to AD 2001–04–09, it is presently accomplishing the actions described in the following service bulletins. UAL stated that it is effectively complying with the NPRM, and indicated other airlines may be as well. • Boeing Service Bulletin 767–27– 0186, dated June 25, 2007. • Boeing Service Bulletin 767–27– 0187, dated June 25, 2007. • Boeing Service Bulletin 767–27– 0200, dated June 25, 2007. • Boeing Service Bulletin 767–27– 0201, dated June 27, 2007. • Boeing Service Bulletin 767–27– 0202, Revision 1, dated February 21, 2008. E:\FR\FM\27JAR1.SGM 27JAR1 4270 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 17 / Monday, January 27, 2014 / Rules and Regulations pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES • Boeing Service Bulletin 767–27– 0203, Revision 1, dated February 21, 2008. We disagree with the commenter’s request to withdraw the NPRM (78 FR 12991, February 26, 2013). AD 2000– 17–05, Amendment 39–11879 (65 FR 51754, August 25, 2000), and AD 2001– 04–09, Amendment 39–12128 (66 FR 13227, March 5, 2001), were considered interim actions. This final rule specifies a terminating modification that will further reduce the probability of the unsafe condition identified in those ADs, which includes installation of solid elevator PCA bellcranks or bellcranks with solid rivets. In addition to this terminating modification, this final rule requires new repetitive testing of the modified system, including repetitive testing of the elevator PCA input rod assemblies (pogo check) and repetitive checks of the elevator PCA rigging. As UAL indicated, we approved accomplishment of the service information required by this final rule as AMOCs to accomplishing the repetitive testing required by paragraph (a) of AD 2001–04–09, Amendment 39– 12128 (66 FR 13227, March 5, 2001). These were global AMOCs; therefore, we have no way of determining the level of airline incorporation. Airlines similar to UAL, which are presently accomplishing the actions described in Boeing Service Bulletins 767–27–0186, 767–27–0187, and 767–27–0200, all dated June 25, 2007; 767–27–0201, dated June 27, 2007; and 767–27–0202 and 767–27–0203, both Revision 1, both dated February 21, 2008; as applicable; as AMOCs to AD 2001–04–09, can take credit for work already accomplished as specified in paragraph (f) of this final rule and are already doing the repetitive actions required by this AD. No change has been made to this final rule in this regard. Request To Allow Credit for Previous Actions Boeing requested that we provide credit for the actions required by paragraph (j) of the NPRM (78 FR 12991, February 26, 2013), if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Boeing Service Bulletin 767–27–0186 or 767–27–0187, both dated June 25, 2007, and it is shown that the service information has been incorporated by doing a records check. We find that clarification is necessary. Paragraph (f) of this AD states to comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. For paragraph (j) of this AD, there is no more work required for operators who have already accomplished the actions VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:20 Jan 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 in Boeing Service Bulletin 767–27–0186 or 767–27–0187, both dated June 25, 2007. No change has been made to this final rule in this regard. Request To Insert a Phrase in Paragraph (k)(1) of the NPRM (78 FR 12991, February 26, 2013) ABX Air (ABX) requested that paragraph (k)(1) of the NPRM (78 FR 12991, February 26, 2013) be revised by inserting the phrase, ‘‘Unless the function check (pogo check) specified by paragraph (k)(2) of this AD was previously accomplished.’’ ABX stated that paragraph (k)(1) of the NPRM proposed to require accomplishment of the pogo check in accordance with Boeing Service Bulletin 767–27–0186, dated June 25, 2007, before further flight after doing the inspection and applicable corrective actions proposed by paragraph (j) of the NPRM. ABX stated that if the pogo check was accomplished previously in accordance with Boeing Service Bulletin 767–27– 0200, dated June 25, 2007, then the pogo check proposed by paragraph (k)(1) of the NPRM is not necessary. ABX further stated that the pogo check specified in Boeing Service Bulletins 767–27–0186 and 767–27– 0200, both dated June 25, 2007, are equivalent, and if each input control rod assembly passed the pogo check inspection, or was overhauled or replaced in accordance with paragraph (k)(2) of the NPRM (78 FR 12991, February 26, 2013), then the repetitive pogo check limit of 12,000 flight hours will provide protection against input control rod assembly malfunction. ABX stated that requiring accomplishment of the pogo check concurrently with the bellcrank assembly inspection/ modification will provide no safety benefit if the inspections specified in paragraph (k)(2) of the NPRM are in place. We disagree with revising paragraph (k)(1) of this final rule as requested. Boeing Service Bulletins 767–27–0186 and 767–27–0187, both dated June 25, 2007 (referenced in paragraph (j) of this AD), are applicable to line numbers 1 through 901. An equivalent change was made during production for line numbers 902 and subsequent. As ABX stated, Boeing Service Bulletins 767– 27–0186 and 767–27–0187, both dated June 25, 2007, include the same testing provided in Boeing Service Bulletins 767–27–0200, dated June 25, 2007; 767– 27–0201, dated June 27, 2007; and 767– 27–0202 and 767–27–0203, both Revision 1, both dated February 21, 2008. However, for line numbers 1 through 901, the initial checks (pogo and mis- PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 rig) must be completed following the modification of the system and must be repeated at the repetitive inspection intervals provided in paragraphs (k)(2) and (l)(2) of this AD. Since paragraphs (k)(1) and (l)(1) of this AD are the initial checks for these airplanes, and the intent is to do all of the actions specified in Boeing Service Bulletins 767–27–0186 and 767–27–0187, both dated June 25, 2007, at the time of modification, we disagree with making the requested change. No change has been made to this final rule in this regard. Request To Add Exception to Service Information Boeing requested that we add an exception to allow operators to omit Step 5 of Work Packages 1 and 2 of Boeing Service Bulletins 767–27–0186 and 767–27–0187, both dated June 25, 2007. Boeing stated that Step 4 of Work Packages 1 and 2 of Boeing Service Bulletins 767–27–0186 and 767–27– 0187, both dated June 25, 2007, states ‘‘Install elevator PCA input linkage. Refer to 767 AMM 27–31–06 as an accepted procedure.’’ Boeing stated that AMM 27–31–06 of the Boeing Aircraft Maintenance Manual requires adjustment of the PCA input rods per Task 27–31–00, which adjusts the input rods for each elevator PCA to make sure that the elevator aligns to the index plate. Boeing stated that Step 5 of Work Packages 1 and 2 of Boeing Service Bulletins 767–27–0186 and 767–27– 0187, both dated June 25, 2007, states, ‘‘Do the elevator PCA Mis-Rig test. Refer to 767 AMM 27–31–00 as an accepted procedure.’’ Boeing stated that the PCA input rod adjustment per AMM 27–31– 00 is a precise rigging of the elevator PCA input rods. Boeing stated that a subsequent mis-rig test, which tests for a gross mis-rig of the system, is redundant and has no effect on correcting the unsafe condition. We agree with adding an exception in this final rule as requested. We redesignated paragraph (n) of the NPRM (78 FR 12991, February 26, 2013) as paragraph (n)(1) of this final rule. We also added new paragraph (n)(2) to this final rule to specify that for airplanes on which an adjustment of the PCA input rods has been done as specified in AMM 27–31–00 of the Boeing 767 Aircraft Maintenance Manual during the accomplishment of Step 3.B.4 of Work Packages 1 and 2 of Boeing Service Bulletins 767–27–0186 and 767–27– 0187, both dated June 25, 2007, Step 3.B.5 of Work Packages 1 and 2 of Boeing Service Bulletins 767–27–0186 and 767–27–0187, both dated June 25, 2007, is not required. We have also E:\FR\FM\27JAR1.SGM 27JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 17 / Monday, January 27, 2014 / Rules and Regulations added a reference to paragraph (n)(2) in paragraph (l)(1) of this final rule. change has been made to this final rule in this regard. Clarification of NPRM (78 FR 12991, February 26, 2013) Additional Change Made to This AD The preamble of the NPRM (78 FR 12991, February 26, 2013) included a table identifying revised paragraph identifiers. The second line of the table stated that paragraph (b) of AD 2000– 17–05, Amendment 39–11879 (65 FR 51754, August 25, 2000), corresponds to paragraph (g)(4) of the NPRM. We did not retain paragraph (b) of AD 2000–17– 05; therefore, there is no corresponding paragraph (g)(4) in the NPRM. Since this table is not included in the final rule, no Certain text in paragraph (h) of the NPRM (78 FR 12991, February 26, 2013) has been redesignated as Note 1 to paragraph (h) in this final rule, since that text is explanatory only. Conclusion We reviewed the relevant data, considered the comments received, and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting this AD with the changes described previously and minor editorial changes. We have determined that these minor changes: 4271 • Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM (78 FR 12991, February 26, 2013) for correcting the unsafe condition; and • Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already proposed in the NPRM (78 FR 12991, February 26, 2013). We also determined that these changes will not increase the economic burden on any operator or increase the scope of this AD. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD affects 415 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD: ESTIMATED COSTS Functional check of the shear rivets (actions retained from AD 2000– 17–05, Amendment 39–11879 (65 FR 51754, August 25, 2000)). Repetitive inspection of bellcrank assemblies (actions retained from AD 2001–04–09, Amendment 39– 12128 (66 FR 13227, March 5, 2001)). Inspection of elevator PCA bellcrank assemblies, functional test (pogo check), and elevator mis-rig check (new actions for Model 767 airplanes having line numbers 1– 901). Repetitive functional test (pogo check) (new action for all Model 767 airplanes). Repetitive elevator mis-rig check (new action for all Model 767 airplanes). pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES Labor cost 4 work-hours × $85 per hour = $340. $0 330 $340 .............................. $112,200. 2 work-hours × $85 per hour = $170 per inspection cycle. 0 335 $170 per inspection cycle. $56,950 per inspection cycle. 23 work–hours × $85 per hour = $1,955. 0 390 $1,955 ........................... $762,450. 32 work-hours × $85 per hour = $2,720 per inspection cycle. 2 work-hours × $85 per hour = $170 per inspection cycle. 0 415 $2,720 per inspection cycle. $1,128,800 per inspection cycle. 0 415 $170 per inspection cycle. $70,550 per inspection cycle. We estimate the following costs to do any necessary repairs or replacements that will be required based on the results of the inspection, tests, and checks. We have no way of determining the number of aircraft that might need these repairs or replacements. We estimate that reworking the bellcrank assembly will take about 6 work-hours, for a labor cost of $510 per airplane; however, we have no definitive data to determine the cost of parts required. We have received no definitive data that would enable us to provide a cost estimate for replacing or overhauling the elevator PCA input rod assembly, adjusting the elevator PCA input rod assemblies, and doing structural inspections specified in this AD. According to the manufacturer, some of the costs of this AD might be covered under warranty, thereby reducing the cost impact on affected individuals. We VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:20 Jan 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 Parts cost U.S. Airplanes Action Cost per product do not control warranty coverage for affected individuals. As a result, we have included all costs in our cost estimate. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Cost on U.S. operators 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 AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979), E:\FR\FM\27JAR1.SGM 27JAR1 4272 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 17 / Monday, January 27, 2014 / Rules and Regulations (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. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by removing airworthiness directives (ADs) 2000–17–05, Amendment 39–11879 (65 FR 51754, August 25, 2000); and 2001– 04–09, Amendment 39–12128 (66 FR 13227, March 5, 2001); and adding the following new AD: ■ 2013–25–03 the Boeing Company: Amendment 39–17699; Docket No. FAA–2013–0095; Directorate Identifier 2011–NM–197–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective March 3, 2014. (b) Affected ADs This AD supersedes AD 2000–17–05, Amendment 39–11879 (65 FR 51754, August 25, 2000); and AD 2001–04–09, Amendment 39–12128 (66 FR 13227, March 5, 2001). This AD affects AD 2007–24–08, Amendment 39– 15274 (72 FR 67236, November 28, 2007). (c) Applicability This AD applies to all the Boeing Company Model 767–200, -300, -300F, and -400ER series airplanes, certificated in any category. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES (d) Subject Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC)/ Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 27, Flight controls. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by reports of failed shear rivets in the bellcrank assemblies of the elevator power control actuator (PCA). We are issuing this AD to prevent continued operation with yielded or failed shear rivets in the elevator PCA bellcrank assemblies, and to prevent certain failures or jams in the elevator system from causing a hardover of the elevator surface, resulting in a significant pitch upset and possible loss of control of the airplane. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:20 Jan 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Retained Functional Check This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (a) of AD 2000–17–05, Amendment 39–11879 (65 FR 51754, August 25, 2000). For Model 767–200, -300, and -300F series airplanes, line numbers 1 through 800 inclusive: Within 30 days after September 11, 2000 (the effective date AD 2000–17–05), perform a functional check of one shear rivet in all six elevator PCA bellcrank assemblies to determine the condition of the shear rivets, in accordance with Paragraph 3 of the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767–27A0166, dated August 17, 2000. Doing the actions required by paragraphs (j), (k), and (l) of this AD terminates the requirements of this paragraph, paragraph (g)(2), and paragraph (g)(3) of this AD. (1) If all penetration depths, when measured per Figure 2 of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767–27A0166, dated August 17, 2000, are 0.50 inch or more, no further action is required by paragraph (g), including all subparagraphs, of this AD. (2) If any penetration depth, when measured per Figure 2 of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767–27A0166, dated August 17, 2000, is 0.35 inch or more, but less than 0.50 inch, rework or replace the bellcrank assembly with a new or serviceable bellcrank assembly within 400 flight hours after accomplishing the functional check. After installation of a new or serviceable bellcrank assembly, and prior to further flight, repeat the functional check of all the bellcrank assemblies to make sure the rivets are still in good condition (as specified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767–27A0166, dated August 17, 2000) after installation, in accordance with Figure 2 of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767–27A0166, dated August 17, 2000. (3) If any penetration depth, when measured per Figure 2 of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767–27A0166, dated August 17, 2000, is less than 0.35 inch, prior to further flight, rework or replace the bellcrank assembly with a new or serviceable bellcrank assembly. After installation of a new or serviceable bellcrank assembly, and prior to further flight, repeat the functional check of all the bellcrank assemblies to make sure the rivets are still in good condition (as specified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767– 27A0166, dated August 17, 2000) after installation, in accordance with Figure 2 of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767–27A0166, dated August 17, 2000. (h) Retained Repetitive Tests This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (a) of AD 2001–04–09, Amendment 39–12128 (66 FR 13227, March 5, 2001), with revised provisions for repetitive tests. For all airplanes: Within 90 days after March 20, 2001 (the effective date of AD 2001–04–09), perform a test of the elevator PCA bellcranks to determine if an elevator PCA is rigged incorrectly due to yielded or failed shear rivets in a bellcrank PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 assembly, in accordance with Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767–27A0168 (for Model 767–200, –300, and –300F series airplanes); or 767–27A0169 (for Model 767–400ER series airplanes); both dated November 21, 2000. Repeat the test thereafter at least every 400 flight hours. Doing the actions required by paragraphs (j), (k), and (l) of this AD terminates the requirements of this paragraph. Note 1 to paragraph (h) of this AD: As of March 20, 2001(the effective date of AD 2001–04–09), and until the accomplishment of the actions required by paragraphs (j), (k), and (l) of this AD, as applicable, accomplishment of the repetitive tests required by paragraph (h) of this AD is acceptable for compliance with the functional check of the elevator system required by a certification maintenance requirement (CMR) that is documented as Item Number 27–31–00–5B in the Boeing 767 Maintenance Planning Document (MPD), which is not incorporated by reference in this AD. After accomplishment of the actions required by paragraphs (j), (k), and (l) of this AD, accomplishment of the repetitive tests required by paragraph (h) of this AD are not acceptable for compliance with the functional check of the elevator system required by a CMR that is documented as Item Number 27–31–00–5B in the Boeing 767 MPD. (i) Retained Follow-On Actions This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (b) of AD 2001–04–09, Amendment 39–12128 (66 FR 13227, March 5, 2001). For all airplanes: If an elevator PCA is determined to be rigged incorrectly during any test required by paragraph (h) of this AD, before further flight, do a one-time inspection to measure penetration depth of the shear rivets of all three elevator bellcrank assemblies of the affected elevator surface, in accordance with Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767–27A0168 (for Model 767–200, –300, and –300F series airplanes); or 767– 27A0169 (for Model 767–400ER series airplanes); both dated November 21, 2000. Doing the actions required by paragraphs (j), (k), and (l) of this AD terminates the requirements of this paragraph, paragraph (i)(1), and paragraph (i)(2) of this AD. (1) If the measured penetration depth of the shear rivets on all bellcrank assemblies is 0.50 inch or more: Before further flight, rerig the elevator PCA correctly, in accordance with Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767– 27A0168 (for Model 767–200, –300, and –300F series airplanes; or 767–27A0169 (for Model 767–400ER series airplanes); both dated November 21, 2000. (2) If the measured shear rivet penetration depth on any single bellcrank assembly is less than 0.50 inch: Before further flight, repair the bellcrank assembly by replacing the shear rivets or replace the bellcrank assembly, and reassemble and re-rig the elevator control system, in accordance with Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767–27A0168 (for Model 767–200, –300, and –300F series airplanes); or 767–27A0169 (for Model 767– 400ER series airplanes); both dated November 21, 2000. E:\FR\FM\27JAR1.SGM 27JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 17 / Monday, January 27, 2014 / Rules and Regulations pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES (j) New Inspection and Modification For airplanes having line numbers 1 through 901 inclusive: Within 72 months after the effective date of this AD, do a general visual inspection of the three PCA bellcrank assemblies on each elevator to determine the part numbers (P/Ns) of the bellcrank assemblies and to determine whether the bellcrank assembly has shear rivets, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Service Bulletin 767–27–0186, dated June 25, 2007 (for Model 767–200, –300, and –300F series airplanes); or 767–27–0187, dated June 25, 2007 (for Model 767–400ER series airplanes). (1) If the bellcrank assembly has P/N 252T2118–4 or 252T2118–5, and has solid rivets, no further action is required by this paragraph. (2) If the bellcrank is a solid one-piece bellcrank with no rivets, no further action is required by this paragraph. (3) If the bellcrank assembly has P/N 252T2118–1, 252T2118–2, or 252T2118–3, and has shear rivets, before further flight, do the action specified in either paragraph (j)(3)(i) or (j)(3)(ii) of this AD, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Service Bulletin 767–27–0186, dated June 25, 2007 (for Model 767–200, –300, and –300F series airplanes); or 767–27–0187, dated June 25, 2007 (for Model 767–400ER series airplanes); except as provided by paragraph (n) of this AD. (i) Rework the existing bellcrank to replace the shear rivets with solid rivets. (ii) Install a new, solid one-piece (no rivets) bellcrank assembly having P/N 252T2118–6. (k) New Repetitive Functional Test (Pogo Check) (1) For airplanes having line numbers 1 through 901 inclusive: Before further flight after doing the inspection and applicable corrective actions required by paragraph (j) of this AD, do a functional test (pogo check) on each of the six elevator PCA input rod assemblies, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Service Bulletin 767–27–0186, dated June 25, 2007 (for Model 767–200, –300, and –300F series airplanes); or 767–27–0187, dated June 25, 2007 (for Model 767–400ER series airplanes). (2) For all airplanes: At the latest of the times specified in paragraphs (k)(2)(i), (k)(2)(ii), and (k)(2)(iii) of this AD, do a functional test (pogo check) on each of the six elevator PCA input rod assemblies, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Service Bulletin 767– 27–0200, dated June 25, 2007 (for Model 767–200, –300, and –300F series airplanes); or 767–27–0201, dated June 27, 2007 (for Model 767–400ER series airplanes). Repeat the pogo check thereafter at intervals not to exceed 12,000 flight hours. (i) Before the accumulation of 12,000 total flight hours. (ii) Within 12,000 flight hours after completion of the most recent pogo check. (iii) Within 6,000 flight hours after the effective date of this AD. (3) If any elevator PCA input rod assembly fails to meet any functional test requirement VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:20 Jan 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 of this AD, before further flight, replace the elevator PCA input rod assembly with a new or serviceable assembly, or overhaul the elevator PCA input rod assembly, in accordance with the applicable service information identified in paragraphs (k)(3)(i) and (k)(3)(ii) of this AD, except as provided by paragraph (n) of this AD. (i) For replacing or overhauling the assembly on Model 767–200, –300, and –300F airplanes: Use Boeing Service Bulletin 767–27–0186, dated June 25, 2007; or 767– 27–0200, dated June 25, 2007; as applicable. (ii) For replacing or overhauling the assembly on Model 767–400ER airplanes: Use Boeing Service Bulletin 767–27–0187, dated June 25, 2007; or 767–27–0201, dated June 27, 2007; as applicable. (l) New Elevator PCA Check (Mis-rig Check) (1) Except as provided by paragraph (n)(2) of this AD, for airplanes having line numbers 1 through 901 inclusive: Before further flight after doing the actions required by paragraphs (j) and (k) of this AD, do a check of the elevator PCA rigging, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Service Bulletin 767–27–0186, dated June 25, 2007 (for Model 767–200, –300, and –300F series airplanes); or 767–27–0187, dated June 25, 2007 (for Model 767–400ER series airplanes). (2) For all airplanes: At the latest of the times specified in paragraphs (l)(2)(i), (l)(2)(ii), and (l)(2)(iii) of this AD, do a check of the elevator PCA rigging, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Service Bulletin 767–27–0202, Revision 1, dated February 21, 2008 (for Model 767–200, –300, and –300F series airplanes); or 767–27–0203, Revision 1, dated February 21, 2008 (for Model 767–400ER series airplanes). Repeat the mis-rig check thereafter at intervals not to exceed 6,000 flight hours. (i) Before the accumulation 6,000 total flight hours. (ii) Within 6,000 flight hours after the completion of the most recent mis-rig check, or after completion of the most recent bellcrank repetitive check, as specified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767–27A0168, dated November 20, 2000. (iii) Within 6,000 flight hours after the effective date of this AD. (3) If a mis-rig condition is found, before further flight, adjust the PCA input rod assemblies and do a structural inspection for damage, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Service Bulletin 767–27–0202, Revision 1, dated February 21, 2008 (for Model 767–200, –300, and –300F airplanes); or 767–27–0203, Revision 1, dated February 21, 2008 (for Model 767–400ER airplanes). If any damage is found during any structural inspection, before further flight, repair in accordance with a method approved by the Manager, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), FAA. 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) Terminating Action Accomplishment of the requirements of paragraphs (j), (k), and (l) of this AD PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 4273 terminates the requirements of paragraphs (g), (h), and (i) of this AD. (n) Service Bulletin Exceptions (1) Where Boeing Service Bulletins 767– 27–0186 and 767–27–0187, both dated June 25, 2007, specify the use of grease BMS 3– 24, this AD allows the alternate use of grease BMS 3–33. (2) For airplanes on which an adjustment of the PCA input rods has been done as specified in Boeing 767 AMM 27–31–00 during the accomplishment of Step 3.B.4 of Work Packages 1 and 2 of Boeing Service Bulletins 767–27–0186 and 767–27–0187, both dated June 25, 2007: Accomplishment of the actions specified in Step 3.B.5 of Work Package 1 and 2 of Boeing Service Bulletins 767–27–0186 and 767–27–0187, both dated June 25, 2007, is not required by this AD. (o) Method of Compliance for Paragraph (k) of AD 2007–24–08, Amendment 39–15274 (72 FR 67236, November 28, 2007) For airplanes identified in paragraphs (o)(1) and (o)(2) of this AD: Doing the actions required by paragraphs (j), (k), and (l) of this AD is acceptable for compliance with the actions required by paragraph (k) of AD 2007–24–08, Amendment 39–15274 (72 FR 67236, November 28, 2007). (1) Group 1, Configuration 2, airplanes identified in Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 767–27–0197, Revision 1, dated July 19, 2007. (2) Group 1, Configuration 1, airplanes identified in Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 767–27–0198, Revision 1, dated July 19, 2007. (p) Parts Installation Prohibition As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install a bellcrank assembly, P/ N 252T2118–1, 252T2118–2, or 252T2118–3, on any airplane. (q) Credit for Previous Actions This paragraph provides credit for the actions required by paragraph (l) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Boeing Service Bulletin 767–27–0202 (for Model 767–200, –300, and –300F airplanes); or 767–27–0203 (for Model 767–400ER airplanes); both dated June 25, 2007, which are not incorporated by reference in this AD. (r) 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 (s) 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. E:\FR\FM\27JAR1.SGM 27JAR1 4274 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 17 / Monday, January 27, 2014 / Rules and Regulations (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. (4) AMOCs approved previously for AD 2001–04–09, Amendment 39–12128 (66 FR 13227, March 5, 2001), are approved as AMOCs for the corresponding requirements of this AD. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES (s) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Marie Hogestad, Aerospace Engineer, Systems and Equipment Branch, ANM–130S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057– 3356; phone: 425–917–6418; fax: (425) 917– 6590; email: marie.hogestad@faa.gov. (2) Service information identified in this AD that is not incorporated by reference in this AD may be obtained at the addresses specified in paragraphs (t)(7) and (t)(8) of this AD. 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(i) Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 767–27–0197, Revision 1, dated July 19, 2007. (ii) Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 767–27–0198, Revision 1, dated July 19, 2007. (5) The following service information was approved for IBR on March 20, 2001 (66 FR 13227, March 5, 2001). (i) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767– 27A0168, dated November 21, 2000. (ii) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767– 27A0169, dated November 21, 2000. (6) The following service information was approved for IBR on September 11, 2000 (65 FR 51754, August 25, 2000). (i) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767– 27A0166, dated August 17, 2000. (ii) Reserved. (7) For service information identified in this AD, contact Boeing Commercial VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:20 Jan 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 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. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0095; Directorate Identifier 2011-NM-197-AD; 
Amendment 39-17699; AD 2013-25-03]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are superseding Airworthiness Directives (ADs) AD 2000-17-
05 and AD 2001-04-09 for all the Boeing Company Model 767 airplanes. AD 
2000-17-05 required a functional check of the shear rivets in all six 
elevator power control actuator (PCA) bellcrank assemblies to determine 
the condition of the shear rivets; and replacement or rework of the 
bellcrank assemblies, if necessary. AD 2001-04-09 required repetitive 
testing of the elevator control system to determine if an elevator PCA 
is rigged incorrectly due to yielded or failed shear rivets in a 
bellcrank assembly for the elevator PCA, and follow-on actions if 
necessary. Since we issued ADs 2000-17-05 and 2001-04-09, a terminating 
modification has been designed. This new AD requires an inspection to 
determine the part numbers and condition of the bellcrank assemblies; 
modification or replacement of the PCA bellcrank assembly, if 
necessary; and a repetitive functional test and mis-rig check, and 
corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to prevent 
continued operation with yielded or failed shear rivets in the elevator 
PCA bellcrank assemblies, and to prevent certain failures or jams in 
the elevator system from causing a hardover of the elevator surface, 
resulting in a significant pitch upset and possible loss of control of 
the airplane.

DATES: This AD is effective March 3, 2014.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of March 3, 
2014.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain other publications listed in this AD as of 
November 28, 2007 (72 FR 67236, November 28, 2007).
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain other publications listed in this AD as of March 
20, 2001 (66 FR 13227, March 5, 2001).
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain other publication listed in this AD as of 
September 11, 2000 (65 FR 51754, August 25, 2000).

ADDRESSES: 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 view this 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 Management Facility 
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, 
any comments received, and other information. The address for the 
Docket Office (phone: 800-647-5527) is Docket Management Facility, U.S. 
Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building 
Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 
20590.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marie Hogestad, Aerospace Engineer, 
Systems and Equipment Branch, ANM-130S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft 
Certification Office, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057-3356; 
phone: 425-917-6418; fax: 425-917-6590; email: marie.hogestad@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Discussion

    We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR 
part 39 to supersede AD 2000-17-05, Amendment 39-11879 (65 FR 51754, 
August 25, 2000); and AD 2001-04-09, Amendment 39-12128 (66 FR 13227, 
March 5, 2001). ADs 2000-17-05 and 2001-04-09 applied to the specified 
products. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on February 26, 
2013 (78 FR 12991). The NPRM proposed to continue to require a 
functional check of the shear rivets in all six PCA bellcrank 
assemblies to determine the condition of the shear rivets; and 
replacement or rework of the bellcrank assemblies, if necessary. The 
NPRM also proposed to continue to require repetitive testing of the 
elevator control system to determine if an elevator PCA is rigged 
incorrectly due to failed shear rivets in a bellcrank assembly of the 
elevator PCA, and follow-on actions if necessary. The NPRM also 
proposed to require an inspection to determine the part numbers and 
condition of the bellcrank assemblies; modification or replacement of 
the PCA bellcrank assembly, if necessary; and a repetitive functional 
test and mis-rig check, and corrective actions if necessary.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. The following presents the comments received on the proposal 
(78 FR 12991, February 26, 2013) and the FAA's response to each 
comment.

Request To Withdraw the NPRM (78 FR 12991, February 26, 2013)

    United Airlines (UAL) requested that we withdraw the NPRM (78 FR 
12991, February 26, 2013). UAL stated that there may be no benefit to 
superseding AD 2001-04-09, Amendment 39-12128 (66 FR 13227, March 5, 
2001), because current actions provide an equivalent level of safety. 
UAL stated that, as an alternative method of compliance (AMOC) to AD 
2001-04-09, it is presently accomplishing the actions described in the 
following service bulletins. UAL stated that it is effectively 
complying with the NPRM, and indicated other airlines may be as well.
     Boeing Service Bulletin 767-27-0186, dated June 25, 2007.
     Boeing Service Bulletin 767-27-0187, dated June 25, 2007.
     Boeing Service Bulletin 767-27-0200, dated June 25, 2007.
     Boeing Service Bulletin 767-27-0201, dated June 27, 2007.
     Boeing Service Bulletin 767-27-0202, Revision 1, dated 
February 21, 2008.

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     Boeing Service Bulletin 767-27-0203, Revision 1, dated 
February 21, 2008.
    We disagree with the commenter's request to withdraw the NPRM (78 
FR 12991, February 26, 2013). AD 2000-17-05, Amendment 39-11879 (65 FR 
51754, August 25, 2000), and AD 2001-04-09, Amendment 39-12128 (66 FR 
13227, March 5, 2001), were considered interim actions. This final rule 
specifies a terminating modification that will further reduce the 
probability of the unsafe condition identified in those ADs, which 
includes installation of solid elevator PCA bellcranks or bellcranks 
with solid rivets. In addition to this terminating modification, this 
final rule requires new repetitive testing of the modified system, 
including repetitive testing of the elevator PCA input rod assemblies 
(pogo check) and repetitive checks of the elevator PCA rigging.
    As UAL indicated, we approved accomplishment of the service 
information required by this final rule as AMOCs to accomplishing the 
repetitive testing required by paragraph (a) of AD 2001-04-09, 
Amendment 39-12128 (66 FR 13227, March 5, 2001). These were global 
AMOCs; therefore, we have no way of determining the level of airline 
incorporation. Airlines similar to UAL, which are presently 
accomplishing the actions described in Boeing Service Bulletins 767-27-
0186, 767-27-0187, and 767-27-0200, all dated June 25, 2007; 767-27-
0201, dated June 27, 2007; and 767-27-0202 and 767-27-0203, both 
Revision 1, both dated February 21, 2008; as applicable; as AMOCs to AD 
2001-04-09, can take credit for work already accomplished as specified 
in paragraph (f) of this final rule and are already doing the 
repetitive actions required by this AD. No change has been made to this 
final rule in this regard.

Request To Allow Credit for Previous Actions

    Boeing requested that we provide credit for the actions required by 
paragraph (j) of the NPRM (78 FR 12991, February 26, 2013), if those 
actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using 
Boeing Service Bulletin 767-27-0186 or 767-27-0187, both dated June 25, 
2007, and it is shown that the service information has been 
incorporated by doing a records check.
    We find that clarification is necessary. Paragraph (f) of this AD 
states to comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, 
unless already done. For paragraph (j) of this AD, there is no more 
work required for operators who have already accomplished the actions 
in Boeing Service Bulletin 767-27-0186 or 767-27-0187, both dated June 
25, 2007. No change has been made to this final rule in this regard.

Request To Insert a Phrase in Paragraph (k)(1) of the NPRM (78 FR 
12991, February 26, 2013)

    ABX Air (ABX) requested that paragraph (k)(1) of the NPRM (78 FR 
12991, February 26, 2013) be revised by inserting the phrase, ``Unless 
the function check (pogo check) specified by paragraph (k)(2) of this 
AD was previously accomplished.'' ABX stated that paragraph (k)(1) of 
the NPRM proposed to require accomplishment of the pogo check in 
accordance with Boeing Service Bulletin 767-27-0186, dated June 25, 
2007, before further flight after doing the inspection and applicable 
corrective actions proposed by paragraph (j) of the NPRM. ABX stated 
that if the pogo check was accomplished previously in accordance with 
Boeing Service Bulletin 767-27-0200, dated June 25, 2007, then the pogo 
check proposed by paragraph (k)(1) of the NPRM is not necessary.
    ABX further stated that the pogo check specified in Boeing Service 
Bulletins 767-27-0186 and 767-27-0200, both dated June 25, 2007, are 
equivalent, and if each input control rod assembly passed the pogo 
check inspection, or was overhauled or replaced in accordance with 
paragraph (k)(2) of the NPRM (78 FR 12991, February 26, 2013), then the 
repetitive pogo check limit of 12,000 flight hours will provide 
protection against input control rod assembly malfunction. ABX stated 
that requiring accomplishment of the pogo check concurrently with the 
bellcrank assembly inspection/modification will provide no safety 
benefit if the inspections specified in paragraph (k)(2) of the NPRM 
are in place.
    We disagree with revising paragraph (k)(1) of this final rule as 
requested. Boeing Service Bulletins 767-27-0186 and 767-27-0187, both 
dated June 25, 2007 (referenced in paragraph (j) of this AD), are 
applicable to line numbers 1 through 901. An equivalent change was made 
during production for line numbers 902 and subsequent. As ABX stated, 
Boeing Service Bulletins 767-27-0186 and 767-27-0187, both dated June 
25, 2007, include the same testing provided in Boeing Service Bulletins 
767-27-0200, dated June 25, 2007; 767-27-0201, dated June 27, 2007; and 
767-27-0202 and 767-27-0203, both Revision 1, both dated February 21, 
2008.
    However, for line numbers 1 through 901, the initial checks (pogo 
and mis-rig) must be completed following the modification of the system 
and must be repeated at the repetitive inspection intervals provided in 
paragraphs (k)(2) and (l)(2) of this AD. Since paragraphs (k)(1) and 
(l)(1) of this AD are the initial checks for these airplanes, and the 
intent is to do all of the actions specified in Boeing Service 
Bulletins 767-27-0186 and 767-27-0187, both dated June 25, 2007, at the 
time of modification, we disagree with making the requested change. No 
change has been made to this final rule in this regard.

Request To Add Exception to Service Information

    Boeing requested that we add an exception to allow operators to 
omit Step 5 of Work Packages 1 and 2 of Boeing Service Bulletins 767-
27-0186 and 767-27-0187, both dated June 25, 2007. Boeing stated that 
Step 4 of Work Packages 1 and 2 of Boeing Service Bulletins 767-27-0186 
and 767-27-0187, both dated June 25, 2007, states ``Install elevator 
PCA input linkage. Refer to 767 AMM 27-31-06 as an accepted 
procedure.'' Boeing stated that AMM 27-31-06 of the Boeing Aircraft 
Maintenance Manual requires adjustment of the PCA input rods per Task 
27-31-00, which adjusts the input rods for each elevator PCA to make 
sure that the elevator aligns to the index plate. Boeing stated that 
Step 5 of Work Packages 1 and 2 of Boeing Service Bulletins 767-27-0186 
and 767-27-0187, both dated June 25, 2007, states, ``Do the elevator 
PCA Mis-Rig test. Refer to 767 AMM 27-31-00 as an accepted procedure.'' 
Boeing stated that the PCA input rod adjustment per AMM 27-31-00 is a 
precise rigging of the elevator PCA input rods. Boeing stated that a 
subsequent mis-rig test, which tests for a gross mis-rig of the system, 
is redundant and has no effect on correcting the unsafe condition.
    We agree with adding an exception in this final rule as requested. 
We re-designated paragraph (n) of the NPRM (78 FR 12991, February 26, 
2013) as paragraph (n)(1) of this final rule. We also added new 
paragraph (n)(2) to this final rule to specify that for airplanes on 
which an adjustment of the PCA input rods has been done as specified in 
AMM 27-31-00 of the Boeing 767 Aircraft Maintenance Manual during the 
accomplishment of Step 3.B.4 of Work Packages 1 and 2 of Boeing Service 
Bulletins 767-27-0186 and 767-27-0187, both dated June 25, 2007, Step 
3.B.5 of Work Packages 1 and 2 of Boeing Service Bulletins 767-27-0186 
and 767-27-0187, both dated June 25, 2007, is not required. We have 
also

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added a reference to paragraph (n)(2) in paragraph (l)(1) of this final 
rule.

Clarification of NPRM (78 FR 12991, February 26, 2013)

    The preamble of the NPRM (78 FR 12991, February 26, 2013) included 
a table identifying revised paragraph identifiers. The second line of 
the table stated that paragraph (b) of AD 2000-17-05, Amendment 39-
11879 (65 FR 51754, August 25, 2000), corresponds to paragraph (g)(4) 
of the NPRM. We did not retain paragraph (b) of AD 2000-17-05; 
therefore, there is no corresponding paragraph (g)(4) in the NPRM. 
Since this table is not included in the final rule, no change has been 
made to this final rule in this regard.

Additional Change Made to This AD

    Certain text in paragraph (h) of the NPRM (78 FR 12991, February 
26, 2013) has been redesignated as Note 1 to paragraph (h) in this 
final rule, since that text is explanatory only.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the relevant data, considered the comments received, 
and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting 
this AD with the changes described previously and minor editorial 
changes. We have determined that these minor changes:
     Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the 
NPRM (78 FR 12991, February 26, 2013) for correcting the unsafe 
condition; and
     Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was 
already proposed in the NPRM (78 FR 12991, February 26, 2013).
    We also determined that these changes will not increase the 
economic burden on any operator or increase the scope of this AD.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD affects 415 airplanes of U.S. registry.
    We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD:

                                                 Estimated Costs
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                                                      Parts        U.S.                           Cost on U.S.
             Action                  Labor cost        cost     Airplanes    Cost per product      operators
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Functional check of the shear    4 work-hours x            $0          330  $340.............  $112,200.
 rivets (actions retained from    $85 per hour =
 AD 2000-17-05, Amendment 39-     $340.
 11879 (65 FR 51754, August 25,
 2000)).
Repetitive inspection of         2 work-hours x             0          335  $170 per           $56,950 per
 bellcrank assemblies (actions    $85 per hour =                             inspection cycle.  inspection
 retained from AD 2001-04-09,     $170 per                                                      cycle.
 Amendment 39-12128 (66 FR        inspection cycle.
 13227, March 5, 2001)).
Inspection of elevator PCA       23 work-hours x            0          390  $1,955...........  $762,450.
 bellcrank assemblies,            $85 per hour =
 functional test (pogo check),    $1,955.
 and elevator mis-rig check
 (new actions for Model 767
 airplanes having line numbers
 1-901).
Repetitive functional test       32 work-hours x            0          415  $2,720 per         $1,128,800 per
 (pogo check) (new action for     $85 per hour =                             inspection cycle.  inspection
 all Model 767 airplanes).        $2,720 per                                                    cycle.
                                  inspection cycle.
Repetitive elevator mis-rig      2 work-hours x             0          415  $170 per           $70,550 per
 check (new action for all        $85 per hour =                             inspection cycle.  inspection
 Model 767 airplanes).            $170 per                                                      cycle.
                                  inspection cycle.
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    We estimate the following costs to do any necessary repairs or 
replacements that will be required based on the results of the 
inspection, tests, and checks. We have no way of determining the number 
of aircraft that might need these repairs or replacements.
    We estimate that reworking the bellcrank assembly will take about 6 
work-hours, for a labor cost of $510 per airplane; however, we have no 
definitive data to determine the cost of parts required. We have 
received no definitive data that would enable us to provide a cost 
estimate for replacing or overhauling the elevator PCA input rod 
assembly, adjusting the elevator PCA input rod assemblies, and doing 
structural inspections specified in this AD.
    According to the manufacturer, some of the costs of this AD might 
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.

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 AD will not have federalism 
implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a 
substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between 
the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power 
and responsibilities among the various levels of government.
    For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD:
    (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive 
Order 12866,
    (2) Is not a ``significant rule'' under DOT Regulatory Policies and 
Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979),

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    (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.

Adoption of the Amendment

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

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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

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


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

0
2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by removing airworthiness directives 
(ADs) 2000-17-05, Amendment 39-11879 (65 FR 51754, August 25, 2000); 
and 2001-04-09, Amendment 39-12128 (66 FR 13227, March 5, 2001); and 
adding the following new AD:

2013-25-03 the Boeing Company: Amendment 39-17699; Docket No. FAA-
2013-0095; Directorate Identifier 2011-NM-197-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective March 3, 2014.

(b) Affected ADs

    This AD supersedes AD 2000-17-05, Amendment 39-11879 (65 FR 
51754, August 25, 2000); and AD 2001-04-09, Amendment 39-12128 (66 
FR 13227, March 5, 2001). This AD affects AD 2007-24-08, Amendment 
39-15274 (72 FR 67236, November 28, 2007).

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to all the Boeing Company Model 767-200, -300, -
300F, and -400ER series airplanes, certificated in any category.

(d) Subject

    Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC)/Air Transport Association 
(ATA) of America Code 27, Flight controls.

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by reports of failed shear rivets in the 
bellcrank assemblies of the elevator power control actuator (PCA). 
We are issuing this AD to prevent continued operation with yielded 
or failed shear rivets in the elevator PCA bellcrank assemblies, and 
to prevent certain failures or jams in the elevator system from 
causing a hardover of the elevator surface, resulting in a 
significant pitch upset and possible loss of control of the 
airplane.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Retained Functional Check

    This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (a) of AD 
2000-17-05, Amendment 39-11879 (65 FR 51754, August 25, 2000). For 
Model 767-200, -300, and -300F series airplanes, line numbers 1 
through 800 inclusive: Within 30 days after September 11, 2000 (the 
effective date AD 2000-17-05), perform a functional check of one 
shear rivet in all six elevator PCA bellcrank assemblies to 
determine the condition of the shear rivets, in accordance with 
Paragraph 3 of the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert 
Service Bulletin 767-27A0166, dated August 17, 2000. Doing the 
actions required by paragraphs (j), (k), and (l) of this AD 
terminates the requirements of this paragraph, paragraph (g)(2), and 
paragraph (g)(3) of this AD.
    (1) If all penetration depths, when measured per Figure 2 of 
Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767-27A0166, dated August 17, 2000, 
are 0.50 inch or more, no further action is required by paragraph 
(g), including all subparagraphs, of this AD.
    (2) If any penetration depth, when measured per Figure 2 of 
Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767-27A0166, dated August 17, 2000, is 
0.35 inch or more, but less than 0.50 inch, rework or replace the 
bellcrank assembly with a new or serviceable bellcrank assembly 
within 400 flight hours after accomplishing the functional check. 
After installation of a new or serviceable bellcrank assembly, and 
prior to further flight, repeat the functional check of all the 
bellcrank assemblies to make sure the rivets are still in good 
condition (as specified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767-
27A0166, dated August 17, 2000) after installation, in accordance 
with Figure 2 of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767-27A0166, dated 
August 17, 2000.
    (3) If any penetration depth, when measured per Figure 2 of 
Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767-27A0166, dated August 17, 2000, is 
less than 0.35 inch, prior to further flight, rework or replace the 
bellcrank assembly with a new or serviceable bellcrank assembly. 
After installation of a new or serviceable bellcrank assembly, and 
prior to further flight, repeat the functional check of all the 
bellcrank assemblies to make sure the rivets are still in good 
condition (as specified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767-
27A0166, dated August 17, 2000) after installation, in accordance 
with Figure 2 of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767-27A0166, dated 
August 17, 2000.

(h) Retained Repetitive Tests

    This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (a) of AD 
2001-04-09, Amendment 39-12128 (66 FR 13227, March 5, 2001), with 
revised provisions for repetitive tests. For all airplanes: Within 
90 days after March 20, 2001 (the effective date of AD 2001-04-09), 
perform a test of the elevator PCA bellcranks to determine if an 
elevator PCA is rigged incorrectly due to yielded or failed shear 
rivets in a bellcrank assembly, in accordance with Boeing Alert 
Service Bulletin 767-27A0168 (for Model 767-200, -300, and -300F 
series airplanes); or 767-27A0169 (for Model 767-400ER series 
airplanes); both dated November 21, 2000. Repeat the test thereafter 
at least every 400 flight hours. Doing the actions required by 
paragraphs (j), (k), and (l) of this AD terminates the requirements 
of this paragraph.

    Note 1 to paragraph (h) of this AD:  As of March 20, 2001(the 
effective date of AD 2001-04-09), and until the accomplishment of 
the actions required by paragraphs (j), (k), and (l) of this AD, as 
applicable, accomplishment of the repetitive tests required by 
paragraph (h) of this AD is acceptable for compliance with the 
functional check of the elevator system required by a certification 
maintenance requirement (CMR) that is documented as Item Number 27-
31-00-5B in the Boeing 767 Maintenance Planning Document (MPD), 
which is not incorporated by reference in this AD. After 
accomplishment of the actions required by paragraphs (j), (k), and 
(l) of this AD, accomplishment of the repetitive tests required by 
paragraph (h) of this AD are not acceptable for compliance with the 
functional check of the elevator system required by a CMR that is 
documented as Item Number 27-31-00-5B in the Boeing 767 MPD.

(i) Retained Follow-On Actions

    This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (b) of AD 
2001-04-09, Amendment 39-12128 (66 FR 13227, March 5, 2001). For all 
airplanes: If an elevator PCA is determined to be rigged incorrectly 
during any test required by paragraph (h) of this AD, before further 
flight, do a one-time inspection to measure penetration depth of the 
shear rivets of all three elevator bellcrank assemblies of the 
affected elevator surface, in accordance with Boeing Alert Service 
Bulletin 767-27A0168 (for Model 767-200, -300, and -300F series 
airplanes); or 767-27A0169 (for Model 767-400ER series airplanes); 
both dated November 21, 2000. Doing the actions required by 
paragraphs (j), (k), and (l) of this AD terminates the requirements 
of this paragraph, paragraph (i)(1), and paragraph (i)(2) of this 
AD.
    (1) If the measured penetration depth of the shear rivets on all 
bellcrank assemblies is 0.50 inch or more: Before further flight, 
re-rig the elevator PCA correctly, in accordance with Boeing Alert 
Service Bulletin 767-27A0168 (for Model 767-200, -300, and -300F 
series airplanes; or 767-27A0169 (for Model 767-400ER series 
airplanes); both dated November 21, 2000.
    (2) If the measured shear rivet penetration depth on any single 
bellcrank assembly is less than 0.50 inch: Before further flight, 
repair the bellcrank assembly by replacing the shear rivets or 
replace the bellcrank assembly, and reassemble and re-rig the 
elevator control system, in accordance with Boeing Alert Service 
Bulletin 767-27A0168 (for Model 767-200, -300, and -300F series 
airplanes); or 767-27A0169 (for Model 767-400ER series airplanes); 
both dated November 21, 2000.

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(j) New Inspection and Modification

    For airplanes having line numbers 1 through 901 inclusive: 
Within 72 months after the effective date of this AD, do a general 
visual inspection of the three PCA bellcrank assemblies on each 
elevator to determine the part numbers (P/Ns) of the bellcrank 
assemblies and to determine whether the bellcrank assembly has shear 
rivets, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing 
Service Bulletin 767-27-0186, dated June 25, 2007 (for Model 767-
200, -300, and -300F series airplanes); or 767-27-0187, dated June 
25, 2007 (for Model 767-400ER series airplanes).
    (1) If the bellcrank assembly has P/N 252T2118-4 or 252T2118-5, 
and has solid rivets, no further action is required by this 
paragraph.
    (2) If the bellcrank is a solid one-piece bellcrank with no 
rivets, no further action is required by this paragraph.
    (3) If the bellcrank assembly has P/N 252T2118-1, 252T2118-2, or 
252T2118-3, and has shear rivets, before further flight, do the 
action specified in either paragraph (j)(3)(i) or (j)(3)(ii) of this 
AD, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing 
Service Bulletin 767-27-0186, dated June 25, 2007 (for Model 767-
200, -300, and -300F series airplanes); or 767-27-0187, dated June 
25, 2007 (for Model 767-400ER series airplanes); except as provided 
by paragraph (n) of this AD.
    (i) Rework the existing bellcrank to replace the shear rivets 
with solid rivets.
    (ii) Install a new, solid one-piece (no rivets) bellcrank 
assembly having P/N 252T2118-6.

(k) New Repetitive Functional Test (Pogo Check)

    (1) For airplanes having line numbers 1 through 901 inclusive: 
Before further flight after doing the inspection and applicable 
corrective actions required by paragraph (j) of this AD, do a 
functional test (pogo check) on each of the six elevator PCA input 
rod assemblies, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions 
of Boeing Service Bulletin 767-27-0186, dated June 25, 2007 (for 
Model 767-200, -300, and -300F series airplanes); or 767-27-0187, 
dated June 25, 2007 (for Model 767-400ER series airplanes).
    (2) For all airplanes: At the latest of the times specified in 
paragraphs (k)(2)(i), (k)(2)(ii), and (k)(2)(iii) of this AD, do a 
functional test (pogo check) on each of the six elevator PCA input 
rod assemblies, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions 
of Boeing Service Bulletin 767-27-0200, dated June 25, 2007 (for 
Model 767-200, -300, and -300F series airplanes); or 767-27-0201, 
dated June 27, 2007 (for Model 767-400ER series airplanes). Repeat 
the pogo check thereafter at intervals not to exceed 12,000 flight 
hours.
    (i) Before the accumulation of 12,000 total flight hours.
    (ii) Within 12,000 flight hours after completion of the most 
recent pogo check.
    (iii) Within 6,000 flight hours after the effective date of this 
AD.
    (3) If any elevator PCA input rod assembly fails to meet any 
functional test requirement of this AD, before further flight, 
replace the elevator PCA input rod assembly with a new or 
serviceable assembly, or overhaul the elevator PCA input rod 
assembly, in accordance with the applicable service information 
identified in paragraphs (k)(3)(i) and (k)(3)(ii) of this AD, except 
as provided by paragraph (n) of this AD.
    (i) For replacing or overhauling the assembly on Model 767-200, 
-300, and -300F airplanes: Use Boeing Service Bulletin 767-27-0186, 
dated June 25, 2007; or 767-27-0200, dated June 25, 2007; as 
applicable.
    (ii) For replacing or overhauling the assembly on Model 767-
400ER airplanes: Use Boeing Service Bulletin 767-27-0187, dated June 
25, 2007; or 767-27-0201, dated June 27, 2007; as applicable.

(l) New Elevator PCA Check (Mis-rig Check)

    (1) Except as provided by paragraph (n)(2) of this AD, for 
airplanes having line numbers 1 through 901 inclusive: Before 
further flight after doing the actions required by paragraphs (j) 
and (k) of this AD, do a check of the elevator PCA rigging, in 
accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Service 
Bulletin 767-27-0186, dated June 25, 2007 (for Model 767-200, -300, 
and -300F series airplanes); or 767-27-0187, dated June 25, 2007 
(for Model 767-400ER series airplanes).
    (2) For all airplanes: At the latest of the times specified in 
paragraphs (l)(2)(i), (l)(2)(ii), and (l)(2)(iii) of this AD, do a 
check of the elevator PCA rigging, in accordance with the 
Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Service Bulletin 767-27-0202, 
Revision 1, dated February 21, 2008 (for Model 767-200, -300, and -
300F series airplanes); or 767-27-0203, Revision 1, dated February 
21, 2008 (for Model 767-400ER series airplanes). Repeat the mis-rig 
check thereafter at intervals not to exceed 6,000 flight hours.
    (i) Before the accumulation 6,000 total flight hours.
    (ii) Within 6,000 flight hours after the completion of the most 
recent mis-rig check, or after completion of the most recent 
bellcrank repetitive check, as specified in Boeing Alert Service 
Bulletin 767-27A0168, dated November 20, 2000.
    (iii) Within 6,000 flight hours after the effective date of this 
AD.
    (3) If a mis-rig condition is found, before further flight, 
adjust the PCA input rod assemblies and do a structural inspection 
for damage, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of 
Boeing Service Bulletin 767-27-0202, Revision 1, dated February 21, 
2008 (for Model 767-200, -300, and -300F airplanes); or 767-27-0203, 
Revision 1, dated February 21, 2008 (for Model 767-400ER airplanes). 
If any damage is found during any structural inspection, before 
further flight, repair in accordance with a method approved by the 
Manager, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), FAA. 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) Terminating Action

    Accomplishment of the requirements of paragraphs (j), (k), and 
(l) of this AD terminates the requirements of paragraphs (g), (h), 
and (i) of this AD.

(n) Service Bulletin Exceptions

    (1) Where Boeing Service Bulletins 767-27-0186 and 767-27-0187, 
both dated June 25, 2007, specify the use of grease BMS 3-24, this 
AD allows the alternate use of grease BMS 3-33.
    (2) For airplanes on which an adjustment of the PCA input rods 
has been done as specified in Boeing 767 AMM 27-31-00 during the 
accomplishment of Step 3.B.4 of Work Packages 1 and 2 of Boeing 
Service Bulletins 767-27-0186 and 767-27-0187, both dated June 25, 
2007: Accomplishment of the actions specified in Step 3.B.5 of Work 
Package 1 and 2 of Boeing Service Bulletins 767-27-0186 and 767-27-
0187, both dated June 25, 2007, is not required by this AD.

(o) Method of Compliance for Paragraph (k) of AD 2007-24-08, Amendment 
39-15274 (72 FR 67236, November 28, 2007)

    For airplanes identified in paragraphs (o)(1) and (o)(2) of this 
AD: Doing the actions required by paragraphs (j), (k), and (l) of 
this AD is acceptable for compliance with the actions required by 
paragraph (k) of AD 2007-24-08, Amendment 39-15274 (72 FR 67236, 
November 28, 2007).
    (1) Group 1, Configuration 2, airplanes identified in Boeing 
Special Attention Service Bulletin 767-27-0197, Revision 1, dated 
July 19, 2007.
    (2) Group 1, Configuration 1, airplanes identified in Boeing 
Special Attention Service Bulletin 767-27-0198, Revision 1, dated 
July 19, 2007.

(p) Parts Installation Prohibition

    As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install a 
bellcrank assembly, P/N 252T2118-1, 252T2118-2, or 252T2118-3, on 
any airplane.

(q) Credit for Previous Actions

    This paragraph provides credit for the actions required by 
paragraph (l) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the 
effective date of this AD using Boeing Service Bulletin 767-27-0202 
(for Model 767-200, -300, and -300F airplanes); or 767-27-0203 (for 
Model 767-400ER airplanes); both dated June 25, 2007, which are not 
incorporated by reference in this AD.

(r) 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 (s) 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.

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    (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.
    (4) AMOCs approved previously for AD 2001-04-09, Amendment 39-
12128 (66 FR 13227, March 5, 2001), are approved as AMOCs for the 
corresponding requirements of this AD.

(s) Related Information

    (1) For more information about this AD, contact Marie Hogestad, 
Aerospace Engineer, Systems and Equipment Branch, ANM-130S, FAA, 
Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, 
WA 98057-3356; phone: 425-917-6418; fax: (425) 917-6590; email: 
marie.hogestad@faa.gov.
    (2) Service information identified in this AD that is not 
incorporated by reference in this AD may be obtained at the 
addresses specified in paragraphs (t)(7) and (t)(8) of this AD.

(t) Material Incorporated by Reference

    (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed 
in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
    (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do 
the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise.
    (3) The following service information was approved for IBR on 
March 3, 2014.
    (i) Boeing Service Bulletin 767-27-0186, dated June 25, 2007.
    (ii) Boeing Service Bulletin 767-27-0187, dated June 25, 2007.
    (iii) Boeing Service Bulletin 767-27-0200, dated June 25, 2007.
    (iv) Boeing Service Bulletin 767-27-0201, dated June 27, 2007.
    (v) Boeing Service Bulletin 767-27-0202, Revision 1, dated 
February 21, 2008.
    (vi) Boeing Service Bulletin 767-27-0203, Revision 1, dated 
February 21, 2008.
    (4) The following service information was approved for IBR on 
November 28, 2007 (72 FR 67236, November 28, 2007).
    (i) Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 767-27-0197, 
Revision 1, dated July 19, 2007.
    (ii) Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 767-27-0198, 
Revision 1, dated July 19, 2007.
    (5) The following service information was approved for IBR on 
March 20, 2001 (66 FR 13227, March 5, 2001).
    (i) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767-27A0168, dated November 
21, 2000.
    (ii) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767-27A0169, dated November 
21, 2000.
    (6) The following service information was approved for IBR on 
September 11, 2000 (65 FR 51754, August 25, 2000).
    (i) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767-27A0166, dated August 17, 
2000.
    (ii) Reserved.
    (7) 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.
    (8) You may view this service information at 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.
    (9) You may view this service information that is incorporated 
by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration 
(NARA). For information on the availability of this material at 
NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on December 4, 2013.
John P. Piccola,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
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