Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes, 48952-48954 [2014-18860]

Download as PDF 48952 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 160 / Tuesday, August 19, 2014 / Rules and Regulations be limited for ‘‘hazardous/severe-major’’ failure conditions and effects due to safety considerations. Compliance with the requirements for failure conditions classified as ‘‘catastrophic’’ may be shown by analysis, and appropriate testing in combination with simulation to validate the analysis. Very limited flight tests in combination with simulation are used as a part of a showing of compliance for ‘‘catastrophic’’ failure conditions. Flight tests are performed only in circumstances that use operational variations, or extrapolations from other flight performance aspects to address flight safety. These special conditions require that the HeliSAS AP/SAS system installed on an Airbus Helicopters model EC135P1, EC135T1, EC135P2, EC135T2, EC135P2+, or EC135T2+ helicopter, Type Certificate Number H88EU, meet these requirements to adequately address the failure effects identified by the FHA, and subsequently verified by the SSA, within the defined design system integrity requirements. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on August 7, 2014. Lance T. Gant, Acting Manager, Rotorcraft Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2014–19540 Filed 8–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2014–0252; Directorate Identifier 2013–NM–213–AD; Amendment 39–17933; AD 2014–16–09] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 707 airplanes, Model 720 and 720B series airplanes, Model 727 airplanes, and Model 737–100, –200, and –200C series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of a fire that originated near the first officer’s area and caused extensive damage to the flight deck on a different airplane model. This AD requires replacing the low-pressure oxygen hoses with non-conductive low-pressure oxygen hoses in the flight compartment. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:25 Aug 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 We are issuing this AD to prevent electrical current from inadvertently passing through an internal, anticollapse spring of the low-pressure oxygen hose, which can cause the lowpressure oxygen hose to melt or burn, leading to an oxygen-fed fire and/or smoke in the flight deck. DATES: This AD is effective September 23, 2014. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of September 23, 2014. 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 by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2014– 0252; 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: For Model 707 airplanes, Model 720 and 720B series airplanes, and Model 727 airplanes, contact Patrick Farina, Aerospace Engineer, Cabin Safety, Mechanical and Environmental Systems Branch, ANM–150L, FAA, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 3960 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, CA 90712–4137; phone: 562–627–5344; fax: 562–627–5210; email: Patrick.Farina@ faa.gov. For Model 737–100, –200, and –200C series airplanes, contact Tracy Ton, Aerospace Engineer, Cabin Safety, Mechanical and Environmental Systems Branch, ANM–150L, FAA, Los Angeles ACO, 3960 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, CA 90712–4137; phone: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 562–627–5352; fax: 562–627–5210; email: Tracy.Ton@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to certain The Boeing Company Model 707 airplanes, Model 720 and 720B series airplanes, Model 727 airplanes, and Model 737–100, –200, and –200C series airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on April 23, 2014 (79 FR 22599). The NPRM was prompted by a report of a fire that originated near the first officer’s area and caused extensive damage to the flight deck on a different airplane model. The NPRM proposed to require replacing the low-pressure oxygen hoses with non-conductive low-pressure oxygen hoses in the flight compartment. We are issuing this AD to prevent inadvertent electrical current from passing through an internal, anticollapse spring of the low-pressure oxygen hose, which can cause the lowpressure oxygen hose to melt or burn, leading to an oxygen-fed fire and/or smoke in the flight deck. Explanation of Changes Made to This Final Rule We have changed the point-of-contact information for the various affected airplane models in paragraphs (i)(1) and (j) of this final rule. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM (79 FR 22599, April 23, 2014) or on the determination of the cost to the public. Conclusion We reviewed the relevant data 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 (79 FR 22599, April 23, 2014) for correcting the unsafe condition; and • Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already proposed in the NPRM (79 FR 22599, April 23, 2014). Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD affects 530 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD: E:\FR\FM\19AUR1.SGM 19AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 160 / Tuesday, August 19, 2014 / Rules and Regulations 48953 ESTIMATED COSTS Action Labor cost Replace oxygen hoses .... Up to 17 work-hours × $85 per hour = $1,445 ......... Cost per product Cost on U.S. operators Up to $1,742 ................... Up to $923,260. Parts cost $297 Authority for This Rulemaking List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 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. Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Service Bulletin 737–35A1140, dated August 28, 2013. (d) Subject Regulatory Findings 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), (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. Adoption of the Amendment (e) Unsafe Condition 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 Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 35, Oxygen. [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ 2014–16–09 The Boeing Company: Amendment 39–17933; Docket No. FAA–2014–0252; Directorate Identifier 2013–NM–213–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective September 23, 2014. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to The Boeing Company airplanes identified in paragraphs (c)(1) through (c)(3) of this AD, certificated in any category. (1) Model 707–100 long body, –200, –100B long body, and –100B short body airplanes; Model 707–300, –300B, –300C, and –400 series airplanes; and Model 720 and 720B series airplanes; as identified in Boeing 707 Alert Service Bulletin A3538, dated October 2, 2013. (2) Model 727, 727C, 727–100, 727–100C, 727–200, and 727–200F series airplanes, as identified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 727–35A0031, dated July 18, 2013. (3) Model 737–100, –200, and –200C series airplanes, as identified in Boeing Alert This AD was prompted by a report of a fire which originated near the first officer’s area and caused extensive damage to the flight deck on a different airplane model. We are issuing this AD to prevent inadvertent electrical current from passing through an internal, anti-collapse spring of the lowpressure oxygen hose, which can cause the low-pressure oxygen hose to melt or burn, leading to an oxygen-fed fire and/or smoke in the flight deck. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Oxygen Hose Replacement Within 36 months after the effective date of this AD: Replace the low-pressure oxygen hoses in the flight compartment with nonconductive low-pressure oxygen hoses, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of the service bulletin specified in paragraphs (g)(1) through (g)(3) of this AD, as applicable. (1) For Model 707–100 long body, –200, –100B long body, and –100B short body series airplanes; Model 707–300, –300B, –300C, and –400 series airplanes; and Model 720 and 720B series airplanes: Boeing 707 Alert Service Bulletin A3538, dated October 2, 2013. (2) For Model 727, 727C, 727–100, 727– 100C, 727–200, and 727–200F series airplanes: Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 727– 35A0031, dated July 18, 2013. (3) For Model 737–100, –200, and –200C series airplanes: Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–35A1140, dated August 28, 2013. (h) Parts Installation Prohibition As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install a low-pressure oxygen hose specified in Table 1 to paragraph (h) of this AD, on any airplane. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES TABLE 1 TO PARAGRAPH (h) OF THIS AD—LOW-PRESSURE OXYGEN HOSES (P/N) Boeing specification No. 10–60174–24 10–60174–26 10–60174–25 10–60174–36 VerDate Mar<15>2010 Hydroflow ............................................................. ............................................................. ............................................................. ............................................................. 14:25 Aug 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 37001–642 37001–640 37001–641 37001–36 Frm 00013 RE Darling (aka REDAR) B/E Aerospace Not applicable (n/a) ................................................... (n/a) ........................................................................... (n/a) ........................................................................... (n/a) ........................................................................... Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\19AUR1.SGM 19AUR1 (n/a) (n/a) (n/a) (n/a) 48954 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 160 / Tuesday, August 19, 2014 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 1 TO PARAGRAPH (h) OF THIS AD—LOW-PRESSURE OXYGEN HOSES (P/N)—Continued Boeing specification No. Hydroflow 10–60174–35 ............................................................. (i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for The Boeing Company Model 707 airplanes, Model 720 and 720B series airplanes, Model 727 airplanes, and Model 737–100, –200, and –200C series airplanes, covered by 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 (j)(1) or (j)(2) of this AD, as applicable. Information may be emailed to: 9ANM-LAACO-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. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES (j) Related Information For more information about this AD, contact the applicable person identified in paragraph (j)(1) or (j)(2) of this AD. (1) For Model 707 airplanes, Model 720 and 720B series airplanes, and Model 727 airplanes, contact Patrick Farina, Aerospace Engineer, Cabin Safety, Mechanical and Environmental Systems Branch, ANM–150L, FAA, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 3960 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, CA 90712–4137; phone: 562–627– 5344; fax: 562–627–5210; email: Patrick.Farina@faa.gov. (2) For Model 737–100, –200, and –200C series airplanes, contact Tracy Ton, Aerospace Engineer, Cabin Safety, Mechanical and Environmental Systems Branch, ANM–150L, FAA, Los Angeles ACO, 3960 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, CA 90712–4137; phone: 562–627–5352; fax: 562– 627–5210; email: Tracy.Ton@faa.gov. (k) 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. (i) Boeing 707 Alert Service Bulletin A3538, dated October 2, 2013. (ii) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 727– 35A0031, dated July 18, 2013. (iii) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737– 35A1140, dated August 28, 2013. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Boeing Commercial VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:25 Aug 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 37001–35 37001–36 173470–35 ................................................................. 173470–36 ZH833–35 ZH833–36 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. (4) 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. (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 Renton, Washington, on July 30, 2014. Jeffrey E. Duven, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2014–18860 Filed 8–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2014–0120; Directorate Identifier 2013–NM–056–AD; Amendment 39–17932; AD 2014–16–08] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL–215–6B11 (CL–215T Variant), and CL–215–6B11 (CL–415 Variant) airplanes. This AD was prompted by several reports indicating that shorter nacelle strut bushings were inadvertently installed on certain airplanes. This AD requires a general visual inspection of the left and right nacelle upper strut bushings; installation of the bolts and preload indicating (PLI) washers, if necessary; and replacement of the bushing or repair of the bushing installation, if SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 RE Darling (aka REDAR) B/E Aerospace Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 40830–505–018 necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct inadequate nacelle strut bushings, which provide insufficient engagement in the strut fork end, and could deform under the bearing load and lead to the failure of the joint. DATES: This AD becomes effective September 23, 2014. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of September 23, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=FAA-2014-0120; or in person at the 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. For service information identified in this AD, contact Bombardier, Inc., 400 ˆ ´ Cote-Vertu Road West, Dorval, Quebec H4S 1Y9, Canada; telephone 514–855– 5000; fax 514–855–7401; email thd.crj@ aero.bombardier.com; Internet http:// www.bombardier.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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ricardo Garcia, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe and Mechanical Systems Branch, ANE–171, FAA, New York Aircraft Certification Office, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; phone 516–228–7331; fax 516–794–5531. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL–215–6B11 (CL–215T Variant), and CL–215–6B11 (CL–415 Variant) airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on February 27, 2014 (79 FR 11022). Transport Canada Civil Aviation, which is the aviation authority for E:\FR\FM\19AUR1.SGM 19AUR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2014-0252; Directorate Identifier 2013-NM-213-AD; 
Amendment 39-17933; AD 2014-16-09]
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 adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 
The Boeing Company Model 707 airplanes, Model 720 and 720B series 
airplanes, Model 727 airplanes, and Model 737-100, -200, and -200C 
series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of a fire that 
originated near the first officer's area and caused extensive damage to 
the flight deck on a different airplane model. This AD requires 
replacing the low-pressure oxygen hoses with non-conductive low-
pressure oxygen hoses in the flight compartment. We are issuing this AD 
to prevent electrical current from inadvertently passing through an 
internal, anti-collapse spring of the low-pressure oxygen hose, which 
can cause the low-pressure oxygen hose to melt or burn, leading to an 
oxygen-fed fire and/or smoke in the flight deck.

DATES: This AD is effective September 23, 2014.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of September 23, 
2014.

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 by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2014-
0252; 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: For Model 707 airplanes, Model 720 and 
720B series airplanes, and Model 727 airplanes, contact Patrick Farina, 
Aerospace Engineer, Cabin Safety, Mechanical and Environmental Systems 
Branch, ANM-150L, FAA, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 
3960 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, CA 90712-4137; phone: 562-627-5344; 
fax: 562-627-5210; email: Patrick.Farina@faa.gov.
    For Model 737-100, -200, and -200C series airplanes, contact Tracy 
Ton, Aerospace Engineer, Cabin Safety, Mechanical and Environmental 
Systems Branch, ANM-150L, FAA, Los Angeles ACO, 3960 Paramount 
Boulevard, Lakewood, CA 90712-4137; phone: 562-627-5352; fax: 562-627-
5210; email: Tracy.Ton@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Discussion

    We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR 
part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to certain The Boeing Company 
Model 707 airplanes, Model 720 and 720B series airplanes, Model 727 
airplanes, and Model 737-100, -200, and -200C series airplanes. The 
NPRM published in the Federal Register on April 23, 2014 (79 FR 22599). 
The NPRM was prompted by a report of a fire that originated near the 
first officer's area and caused extensive damage to the flight deck on 
a different airplane model. The NPRM proposed to require replacing the 
low-pressure oxygen hoses with non-conductive low-pressure oxygen hoses 
in the flight compartment. We are issuing this AD to prevent 
inadvertent electrical current from passing through an internal, anti-
collapse spring of the low-pressure oxygen hose, which can cause the 
low-pressure oxygen hose to melt or burn, leading to an oxygen-fed fire 
and/or smoke in the flight deck.

Explanation of Changes Made to This Final Rule

    We have changed the point-of-contact information for the various 
affected airplane models in paragraphs (i)(1) and (j) of this final 
rule.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM (79 FR 22599, April 23, 
2014) or on the determination of the cost to the public.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the relevant data 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 (79 FR 22599, April 23, 2014) for correcting the unsafe condition; 
and
     Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was 
already proposed in the NPRM (79 FR 22599, April 23, 2014).

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD affects 530 airplanes of U.S. registry.
    We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD:

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                                                 Estimated Costs
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                                                                                                Cost on U.S.
            Action                    Labor cost          Parts cost     Cost per product        operators
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Replace oxygen hoses..........  Up to 17 work-hours x             $297  Up to $1,742.....  Up to $923,260.
                                 $85 per hour = $1,445.
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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

    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),
    (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 adding the following new airworthiness 
directive (AD):

2014-16-09 The Boeing Company: Amendment 39-17933; Docket No. FAA-
2014-0252; Directorate Identifier 2013-NM-213-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective September 23, 2014.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to The Boeing Company airplanes identified in 
paragraphs (c)(1) through (c)(3) of this AD, certificated in any 
category.
    (1) Model 707-100 long body, -200, -100B long body, and -100B 
short body airplanes; Model 707-300, -300B, -300C, and -400 series 
airplanes; and Model 720 and 720B series airplanes; as identified in 
Boeing 707 Alert Service Bulletin A3538, dated October 2, 2013.
    (2) Model 727, 727C, 727-100, 727-100C, 727-200, and 727-200F 
series airplanes, as identified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 
727-35A0031, dated July 18, 2013.
    (3) Model 737-100, -200, and -200C series airplanes, as 
identified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-35A1140, dated 
August 28, 2013.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 35, Oxygen.

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by a report of a fire which originated near 
the first officer's area and caused extensive damage to the flight 
deck on a different airplane model. We are issuing this AD to 
prevent inadvertent electrical current from passing through an 
internal, anti-collapse spring of the low-pressure oxygen hose, 
which can cause the low-pressure oxygen hose to melt or burn, 
leading to an oxygen-fed fire and/or smoke in the flight deck.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Oxygen Hose Replacement

    Within 36 months after the effective date of this AD: Replace 
the low-pressure oxygen hoses in the flight compartment with non-
conductive low-pressure oxygen hoses, in accordance with the 
Accomplishment Instructions of the service bulletin specified in 
paragraphs (g)(1) through (g)(3) of this AD, as applicable.
    (1) For Model 707-100 long body, -200, -100B long body, and -
100B short body series airplanes; Model 707-300, -300B, -300C, and -
400 series airplanes; and Model 720 and 720B series airplanes: 
Boeing 707 Alert Service Bulletin A3538, dated October 2, 2013.
    (2) For Model 727, 727C, 727-100, 727-100C, 727-200, and 727-
200F series airplanes: Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 727-35A0031, 
dated July 18, 2013.
    (3) For Model 737-100, -200, and -200C series airplanes: Boeing 
Alert Service Bulletin 737-35A1140, dated August 28, 2013.

(h) Parts Installation Prohibition

    As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install a 
low-pressure oxygen hose specified in Table 1 to paragraph (h) of 
this AD, on any airplane.

                      Table 1 to Paragraph (h) of this AD--Low-Pressure Oxygen Hoses (P/N)
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                                                                                                RE Darling (aka
          Boeing specification No.               Hydroflow             B/E Aerospace                 REDAR)
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10-60174-24.................................       37001-642  Not applicable (n/a)...........              (n/a)
10-60174-26.................................       37001-640  (n/a)..........................              (n/a)
10-60174-25.................................       37001-641  (n/a)..........................              (n/a)
10-60174-36.................................        37001-36  (n/a)..........................              (n/a)

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10-60174-35.................................        37001-35  173470-35......................      40830-505-018
                                                    37001-36  173470-36......................
                                                              ZH833-35.......................
                                                              ZH833-36.......................
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(i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (1) The Manager, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office 
(ACO), FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for The Boeing 
Company Model 707 airplanes, Model 720 and 720B series airplanes, 
Model 727 airplanes, and Model 737-100, -200, and -200C series 
airplanes, covered by 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 (j)(1) or (j)(2) of this AD, as applicable. 
Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-LAACO-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.

(j) Related Information

    For more information about this AD, contact the applicable 
person identified in paragraph (j)(1) or (j)(2) of this AD.
    (1) For Model 707 airplanes, Model 720 and 720B series 
airplanes, and Model 727 airplanes, contact Patrick Farina, 
Aerospace Engineer, Cabin Safety, Mechanical and Environmental 
Systems Branch, ANM-150L, FAA, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification 
Office (ACO), 3960 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, CA 90712-4137; 
phone: 562-627-5344; fax: 562-627-5210; email: 
Patrick.Farina@faa.gov.
    (2) For Model 737-100, -200, and -200C series airplanes, contact 
Tracy Ton, Aerospace Engineer, Cabin Safety, Mechanical and 
Environmental Systems Branch, ANM-150L, FAA, Los Angeles ACO, 3960 
Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, CA 90712-4137; phone: 562-627-5352; 
fax: 562-627-5210; email: Tracy.Ton@faa.gov.

(k) 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.
    (i) Boeing 707 Alert Service Bulletin A3538, dated October 2, 
2013.
    (ii) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 727-35A0031, dated July 18, 
2013.
    (iii) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-35A1140, dated August 
28, 2013.
    (3) 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.
    (4) 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.
    (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/ibr-locations.html.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on July 30, 2014.
Jeffrey E. Duven,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-18860 Filed 8-18-14; 8:45 am]
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