Airworthiness Directives Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Airplanes, 68377-68381 [2014-27067]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 221 / Monday, November 17, 2014 / Proposed Rules ‘‘highly compensated employee’’ solely because of a one-time or lump sum pension payment that occurred at the end of their career. Such a result would necessarily cause an otherwise highly compensated employee who is not a ‘‘senior officer’’ to fall out of the top five highest compensated employees for that reporting period, and thus, to not be included in the disclosure required under § 620.6(c)(2)(i). This proposed rule would improve the quality of the disclosure required under existing § 620.6(c)(2)(i) by eliminating the potential for unintended results such as the one outlined above. Therefore, we propose to amend § 620.6(c)(2)(i) to exclude any such employee from the Compensation Table if the employee would be considered highly compensated solely because of payments related to or change(s) in value of the employee’s qualified pension plan provided that the plan was available to all similarly situated employees on the same basis at the time the employee joined the plan. IV. Regulatory Flexibility Act Pursuant to section 605(b) of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.), the FCA hereby certifies that the proposed rule would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. Each of the banks in the Farm Credit System, considered together with its affiliated associations, has assets and annual income in excess of the amounts that would qualify them as small entities. Therefore, Farm Credit System institutions are not ‘‘small entities’’ as defined in the Regulatory Flexibility Act. List of Subjects in 12 CFR Part 620 Accounting, Agriculture, Banks, banking, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Rural areas. For the reasons stated in the preamble, part 620 of chapter VI, title 12 of the Code of Federal Regulations is proposed to be amended as follows: PART 620—DISCLOSURE TO SHAREHOLDERS 1. The authority citation for part 620 continues to read as follows: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS ■ Authority: Secs. 4.3, 4.3A, 4.19, 5.9, 5.19 of the Farm Credit Act (12 U.S.C. 2154, 2154a, 2207, 2243, 2252, 2254); sec. 424 of Pub. L. 100–233, 101 Stat. 1568, 1656, sec. 514 of Pub. L. 102–552, 106 Stat. 4102. 2. Section 620.6(c)(2)(i) is revised to read as follows: ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Nov 14, 2014 Jkt 235001 § 620.6 Disclosures in the annual report to shareholders relating to directors and senior officers. * * * * * (c) * * * (2) * * * (i) If applicable, when any employee who is not a senior officer has annual compensation at a level that is among the five highest paid by the institution during the reporting period, include the highly compensated employee(s) in the aggregate number and amount of compensation reported in the Compensation Table. However, exclude any such employee from the Compensation Table if the employee would be considered highly compensated solely because of payments related to or change(s) in value of the employee’s qualified pension plan provided that the plan was available to all similarly situated employees on the same basis at the time the employee joined the plan. * * * * * Dated: November 12, 2014. Dale L. Aultman, Secretary, Farm Credit Administration Board. [FR Doc. 2014–27192 Filed 11–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6705–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2014–0227; Directorate Identifier 2013–NM–211–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM); reopening of comment period. AGENCY: We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) that proposed to supersede AD 95–26– 11, for all Lockheed Martin Corporation/ Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Model L–1011 series airplanes. AD 95– 26–11 currently requires repetitive inspections to detect cracking of the fittings that attach the aft pressure bulkhead to the fuselage stringers, repetitive inspections to detect cracking of the fittings and of the splice tab of the aft pressure bulkhead, and corrective actions if necessary. The NPRM proposed to reduce the compliance SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 68377 time; add inspections for cracking of certain aft fuselage skin panels; add a structural modification; and also add a post-modification inspection program. The NPRM was prompted by a determination that the fittings at stringer attachments to the upper region of the aft pressure bulkhead are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD), which could result in cracking in the aft pressure bulkhead. This action revises the NPRM by reducing the poststructural modification repetitive inspection interval. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM (SNPRM) to prevent simultaneous failure of multiple stringer end fittings through fatigue cracking at the aft pressure bulkhead, which could lead to rapid decompression of the airplane. Since this action imposes an additional burden over that proposed in the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these proposed changes. DATES: We must receive comments on this SNPRM by January 2, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this AD, contact Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, L1011 Technical Support Center, Dept. 6A4M, Zone 0579, 86 South Cobb Drive, Marietta, GA 30063–0579; telephone 770–494– 5444; fax 770–494–5445; email L1011.support@lmco.com; Internet http://www.lockheedmartin.com/ams/ tools/TechPubs.html. 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:// E:\FR\FM\17NOP1.SGM 17NOP1 68378 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 221 / Monday, November 17, 2014 / Proposed Rules www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2014– 0227; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carl Gray, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Branch, ACE–117A, FAA, Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 30337; phone: 404–474–5554; fax: 404– 474–5605; email: carl.w.gray@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2014–0227; Directorate Identifier 2013–NM–211–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this proposed AD because of those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we receive about this proposed AD. Discussion We issued an NPRM to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to all Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Model L–1011 series airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on April 14, 2014 (79 FR 20819). The NPRM proposed to supersede Airworthiness Directive AD 95–26–11, Amendment 39–9469 (60 FR 66870, December 27, 1995), for all Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Model L–1011 series airplanes. AD 95–26–11 currently requires repetitive inspections to detect cracking of the fittings that attach the aft pressure bulkhead to the fuselage stringers, repetitive inspections to detect cracking of the fittings and of the splice tab of the aft pressure bulkhead, and corrective actions if necessary. The NPRM proposed to reduce the compliance time; add inspections for cracking of certain aft fuselage skin panels; add a structural modification; and also add a post-modification inspection program. Actions Since Previous NPRM Was Issued Since we issued the NPRM, we have determined that the post-structural modification repetitive inspection interval should be revised. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to comment on the NPRM (79 FR 20819, April 14, 2014). The following presents the comment received on the NPRM, and the FAA’s response to the comment. Request To Revise Repetitive Inspection Compliance Time Lockheed requested that we revise the post-structural modification repetitive inspection interval in paragraph (s) of the NPRM (79 FR 20819, April 14, 2014) from 13,875 flight cycles to 1,750 flight cycles. Paragraph (s) of the NPRM is identified as paragraph (r) in this SNPRM. Lockheed explained that the 1,750 flight cycles inspection interval meets the intent of Lockheed Service Bulletin 093–53–105, Revision 3, dated May 31, 2013. We agree to revise the repetitive inspection interval in paragraph (r) of this SNPRM to 1,750 flight cycles. The 13,875 flight cycles interval was a typographical error. Revised Compliance Time We have also determined that if any cracking is found during any inspection specified in this SNPRM, it must be repaired before further flight in order to address the identified unsafe condition. We have removed (q) of this SNPRM, which deferred replacement of cracked fittings/splice tabs and certain inspections. We have revised the compliance time inparagraph (m)(1)(ii) of this AD from ‘‘within 1,750 flight cycles after finding the crack’’ to ‘‘before further flight.’’ In addition, we added ‘‘The deferral specified in paragraphs (m)(1) and (m)(2) of this AD cannot be done as of the effective date of this AD.’’ We have also revised paragraphs (n) and (o) of this SNPRM to remove the reference to paragraph (q) of this SNPRM. FAA’s Determination We are proposing this SNPRM because we evaluated all the relevant information and determined the unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or develop in other products of the same type design. The change described above expands the scope of the NPRM (79 FR 20819, April 14, 2014). As a result, we have determined that it is necessary to reopen the comment period to provide additional opportunity for the public to comment on this SNPRM. Proposed Requirements of This SNPRM This SNPRM would retain certain requirements of AD 95–26–11, Amendment 39–9469 (60 FR 66870, December 27, 1995). This SNPRM would reduce the compliance time; add inspections for cracking of certain aft fuselage skin panels; add a structural modification; and also add a postmodification inspection program. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this proposed AD affects 26 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed AD: ESTIMATED COSTS mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Action Labor cost Inspections [actions retained from AD 95–26–11, Amendment 39–9469 (60 FR 66870, December 27, 1995)]. Inspections and modification [new proposed action]. 23 work-hours × $85 per hour = $1,955 per inspection cycle. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Nov 14, 2014 Parts cost Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 $1,955 per inspection cycle ... $50,830 per inspection cycle. 6,750 Fmt 4702 Cost on U.S. operators $0 185 work-hours × $85 per hour = $15,725. Cost per product 22,475 .................................... 584,350. Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\17NOP1.SGM 17NOP1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 221 / Monday, November 17, 2014 / Proposed Rules We estimate the following costs to do any necessary replacements that would be required based on the results of the proposed inspection. We have no way of 68379 determining the number of aircraft that might need these replacements: ON-CONDITION COSTS Action Labor cost Parts cost Cost per product Replacement of one fitting ........................................... 16 work-hour × $85 per hour = $1,360 ........................ $250 $1,610 List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 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. (f) Compliance Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. We have received no definitive data that would enable us to provide cost estimates for the other on-condition actions specified in this proposed AD. Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. Amend § 39.13 by removing Airworthiness Directive (AD) 95–26–11, Amendment 39–9469 (60 FR 66870, December 27, 1995), and adding the following new AD: ■ (e) Unsafe Condition (i) Retained Repetitive Fitting Inspections This AD was prompted by a determination that the fittings at stringer attachments to the upper region of the aft pressure bulkhead are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). We are issuing this AD to prevent simultaneous failure of multiple stringer end fittings through fatigue cracking at the aft pressure bulkhead, which could lead to rapid decompression of the airplane. This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (d) of AD 95–26–11, Amendment 39–9469 (60 FR 66870, December 27, 1995), with no changes. Repeat the inspections and other necessary actions required by paragraphs (g) and (h) of this AD at intervals not to exceed 1,800 flight cycles or 3,000 flight hours, whichever occurs earlier, until paragraph (j) of this AD is accomplished. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS We determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national Government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify this proposed regulation: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979), (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and (4) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. We must receive comments by January 2, 2015. Jkt 235001 (h) Retained Corrective Action for Cracked Fitting Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 53, Fuselage. (a) Comments Due Date 16:18 Nov 14, 2014 This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (a) of AD 95–26–11, Amendment 39–9469 (60 FR 66870, December 27, 1995), with no changes. Perform a detailed visual inspection to detect cracking of the fittings that attach the aft pressure bulkhead to the fuselage stringers (hereinafter referred to as ‘‘fittings’’) at stringers 1 through 10 (right side) and at stringers 56 through 64 (left side), at the later of the times specified in either paragraph (g)(1) or (g)(2) of this AD. (1) Prior to the accumulation of 20,000 total flight cycles; or (2) Within the next 25 flight cycles or 10 days after September 28, 1995 (the effective date of AD 95–18–52, Amendment 39–9366 (60 FR 47465, September 13, 1995)), whichever occurs earlier. This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (c) of AD 95–26–11, Amendment 39–9469 (60 FR 66870, December 27, 1995), with no changes. If any cracked fitting is detected during the inspection required by paragraph (g) of this AD: Before further flight, accomplish the requirements of paragraphs (h)(1) and (h)(2) of this AD. (1) Replace the cracked fitting with a new fitting, or with a serviceable fitting on which a detailed visual inspection has been performed previously to detect cracking and that has been found to be free of cracks. (2) Perform a detailed visual inspection to detect cracking in the radius at the lower end of the vertical leg of the bulkhead T-shaped frame between the stringer locations on either side of the stringer having the cracked fitting. If any cracked T-shaped frame is detected: Before further flight, repair in accordance with a method approved by the Manager, Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), FAA. Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company: Docket No. FAA–2014–0227; Directorate Identifier 2013–NM–211–AD. Regulatory Findings VerDate Sep<11>2014 (g) Retained Detailed Visual Inspection (b) Affected ADs This AD replaces AD 95–26–11, Amendment 39–9469 (60 FR 66870, December 27, 1995). (c) Applicability This AD applies to all Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Model L–1011–385–1, L–1011– 385–1–14, L–1011–385–1–15, and L–1011– 385–3 airplanes, certificated in any category. (d) Subject PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\17NOP1.SGM 17NOP1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 68380 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 221 / Monday, November 17, 2014 / Proposed Rules (j) Retained Eddy Current Surface Scan (ECSS) Inspections, and Related Investigative and Corrective Actions This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (e) of AD 95–26–11, Amendment 39–9469 (60 FR 66870, December 27, 1995), with revised compliance times specified in paragraph (k) of this AD, exclusion of an ECSS inspection for certain airplanes, and new service information. Except as provided by paragraph (l) of this AD: At the applicable time specified in paragraph (k)(1) of this AD, accomplish the requirements of paragraphs (j)(1) and (j)(2) of this AD. Repeat the ECSS inspections thereafter at the compliance time specified in paragraph (k)(2) of this AD. Accomplishment of the ECSS inspection constitutes terminating action for the repetitive inspection requirements of paragraph (i) of this AD. (1) Perform an ECSS inspection to detect cracking of the fittings at stringers 1 through 14 (right side) and at stringers 52 through 64 (left side), in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Lockheed L– 1011 Service Bulletin 093–53–105, Revision 1, dated November 17, 1995; or Lockheed Service Bulletin 093–53–105, Revision 3, dated May 31, 2013; except for airplanes with a large (47-inch-wide) aft passenger door, an ECSS inspection of stringers 12, 13, 53, and 54 is not required by this paragraph. Except as provided by paragraph (m) of this AD, if any cracking is detected, prior to further flight, replace the fitting with a new fitting without pilot holes, rework the fitting, and perform various follow-on actions (i.e., bolt hole eddy current (BHEC), ECSS, and borescope inspections; and repair) of the inner and outer tee caps, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Lockheed L–1011 Service Bulletin 093–53– 105, Revision 1, dated November 17, 1995; or Lockheed Service Bulletin 093–53–105, Revision 3, dated May 31, 2013, except as required by paragraph (p) of this AD. As of the effective date of this AD, use only Lockheed Service Bulletin 093–53–105, Revision 3, dated May 31, 2013, for accomplishing the actions required by this paragraph. (2) Perform an ECSS inspection to detect cracking of the lower (or inner) surface of the upper bonded splice tab of the bulkhead assembly at stringers 1 through 14 (right side) and at stringers 52 through 64 (left side), in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Lockheed L–1011 Service Bulletin 093–53–105, Revision 1, dated November 17, 1995; or Lockheed Service Bulletin 093–53–105, Revision 3, dated May 31, 2013. As of the effective date of this AD, use only Lockheed Service Bulletin 093–53– 105, Revision 3, dated May 31, 2013, for accomplishing the actions required by this paragraph. (i) Except as provided by paragraph (m) of this AD, if any cracking is detected at the upper bonded splice tab, repair in accordance with a method approved by the Manager, Atlanta ACO, FAA. (ii) Except as provided by paragraph (m) of this AD, if any cracking is detected at a fastener, prior to further flight, perform a BHEC inspection to detect cracking of the forward flange of the inner tee cap, in VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Nov 14, 2014 Jkt 235001 accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Lockheed L–1011 Service Bulletin 093–53–105, Revision 1, dated November 17, 1995; or Lockheed Service Bulletin 093–53–105, Revision 3, dated May 31, 2013. If any cracking is detected, prior to further flight, repair in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Lockheed L– 1011 Service Bulletin 093–53–105, Revision 1, dated November 17, 1995; or Lockheed Service Bulletin 093–53–105, Revision 3, dated May 31, 2013, except as required by paragraph (p) of this AD. As of the effective date of this AD, use only Lockheed L–1011 Service Bulletin 093–53–105, Revision 3, dated May 31, 2013, for accomplishing the actions required by this paragraph. (k) New Revised Compliance Times for Paragraph (j) of This AD (1) Do the initial inspections required by paragraph (j) of this AD at the earlier of the times specified in paragraphs (k)(1)(i) and (k)(1)(ii) of this AD. (i) Prior to the accumulation of 20,000 total flight cycles, or within 30 days after January 11, 1996 (the effective date of date of AD 95– 26–11, Amendment 39–9469 (60 FR 66870, December 27, 1995)), whichever occurs later. (ii) At the later of the times specified in paragraphs (k)(1)(ii)(A) and (k)(1)(ii)(B) of this AD. (A) Before the accumulation of 13,875 total flight cycles. (B) Within 365 days or 1,000 flight cycles after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first. (2) Repeat the inspections specified in paragraph (j) of this AD within 2,500 flight cycles after accomplishing the most recent inspection required by paragraph (j) of this AD, and repeat the inspection thereafter at intervals not to exceed 1,750 flight cycles. (l) Retained Inspection Deferral for Paragraph (j) of this AD This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (f) of AD 95–26–11, Amendment 39–9469 (60 FR 66870, December 27, 1995). Accomplishment of the initial ECSS inspections required by paragraph (j) of this AD may be deferred to a date within 120 days after January 11, 1996 (the effective date of AD 95–26–11), provided that, in the interim, a visual inspection as specified in paragraph (g) of this AD is accomplished within 30 days after January 11, 1996 (the effective date of AD 95–26–11), and repeated thereafter at intervals not to exceed 50 flight cycles. Once the ECSS inspections begin, the visual inspections may be terminated. (m) Retained Inspection Deferral With Revised Compliance Time and New Deferral This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (g) of AD 95–26–11, Amendment 39–9469 (60 FR 66870, December 27, 1995), with a revised compliance time, service information, and a new deferred action. As of the effective date of this AD, the deferral specified in paragraphs (m)(1) and (m)(2) of this AD cannot be done. If cracking was found before the effective date of this AD, the deferrel specified in paragraphs (m)(1) and (m)(2) of this AD may be done. (1) If two or more adjacent fittings on both sides of the cracked fittings or bonded splice PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 tabs/fasteners are determined to be free of cracks by the ECSS inspection required by paragraphs (j)(1) and (j)(2) of this AD, repeat the ECSS inspection of the adjacent fittings thereafter at intervals not to exceed 600 flight cycles until the cracked fittings or splice tabs/fasteners are replaced or repaired, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Lockheed L–1011 Service Bulletin 093–53–105, Revision 1, dated November 17, 1995; or Lockheed Service Bulletin 093–53–105, Revision 3, dated May 31, 2013. At the applicable time specified in paragraphs (m)(1)(i) and (m)(1)(ii) of this AD: Replace the cracked fitting and/or splice tab/ fasteners, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Lockheed L– 1011 Service Bulletin 093–53–105, Revision 1, dated November 17, 1995; or Lockheed Service Bulletin 093–53–105, Revision 3, dated May 31, 2013. As of the effective date of this AD, use only Lockheed Service Bulletin 093–53–105, Revision 3, dated May 31, 2013, for accomplishing the actions required by this paragraph. (i) For any crack found before the effective date of this AD: Within 2,500 flight cycles after finding the crack. (ii) For any crack found on or after the effective date of this AD: Before further flight after finding the crack. (2) If two or more adjacent fittings on both sides of the cracked fittings or bonded splice tabs/fasteners are determined to be free of cracks by the ECSS inspection required by paragraphs (j)(1) and (j)(2) of this AD, the follow-on inspection (i.e., BHEC, ECSS, and borescope inspections) of the inner and outer tee caps required by paragraph (j)(1) of this AD may also be deferred until the cracked fittings are replaced as required by paragraph (m)(1) of this AD, but no later than before the accumulation of 20,800 total flight cycles. (n) New Repetitive Borescope Inspections of Certain End Fittings and Corrective Actions For airplanes with a large (47-inch-wide) aft passenger door: At the later of the times specified in paragraphs (n)(1) and (n)(2) of this AD, do a borescope inspection for cracking of the stringer end fittings at stringer locations 12, 13, 53, and 54; and do all applicable related investigative and corrective actions; in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Lockheed Service Bulletin 093–53–105, Revision 3, dated May 31, 2013, except as specified in paragraph (p) of this AD. Do all applicable related investigative and corrective actions before further flight. Repeat the inspection of the stringer end fittings thereafter at intervals not to exceed 1,750 flight cycles until the actions required by paragraph (q) of this AD have been done. (1) Before the accumulation of 13,875 total flight cycles. (2) Within 365 days or 1,000 flight cycles after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs earlier. (o) New Repetitive Borescope Inspections of Fuselage Skin Panels For airplanes with a large (47-inch-wide) aft passenger door: At the later of the times specified in paragraphs (o)(1) and (o)(2) of this AD, do an ECSS inspection for cracking E:\FR\FM\17NOP1.SGM 17NOP1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 221 / Monday, November 17, 2014 / Proposed Rules of the left and right aft fuselage skin panels; and do all applicable related investigative and corrective actions; in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Lockheed Service Bulletin 093–53–105, Revision 3, dated May 31, 2013, except as specified in paragraph (p) of this AD. Do all applicable related investigative and corrective actions before further flight. Repeat the inspection of the aft fuselage skin panels thereafter at intervals not to exceed 1,750 flight cycles until the modification required by paragraph (q) of this AD is done. (1) Before the accumulation of 13,875 total flight cycles. (2) Within 365 days or 1,000 flight cycles after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first. (p) New Service Information Exception If any cracking is found during any inspection required by this AD, and Lockheed Service Bulletin 093–53–105, Revision 3, dated May 31, 2013, specifies contacting Lockheed for appropriate action: Before further flight, repair the cracking in accordance with a method approved by the Manager, Atlanta ACO, FAA. As of the effective date of this AD, for a repair method to be approved by the Manager, Atlanta ACO, as required by this paragraph, the Manager’s approval letter must specifically refer to this AD. (q) New Pre-Structural Modification Inspections and Structural Modification Before the accumulation of 20,800 total flight cycles: Do the applicable actions specified in paragraphs (q)(1) and (q)(2) of this AD. (1) Perform pre-structural modification inspections by doing the actions required by paragraphs (j), (n), and (o) of this AD. (2) Perform a structural modification of the aft pressure bulkhead by removing and replacing all stringer end fittings with new or refurbished fittings at stringers 1 through 14, and 52 through 64, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Lockheed Service Bulletin 093–53–105, Revision 3, dated May 31, 2013. (r) New Post-Structural Modification Repetitive Inspections Within 13,875 flight cycles after performing the actions required by paragraph (q)(2) of this AD: Do the actions specified in paragraphs (j), (n), and (o) of this AD, and repeat thereafter at intervals not to exceed 1,750 flight cycles. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS (s) No Reporting Requirement Although Lockheed Service Bulletin 093– 53–105, Revision 3, dated May 31, 2013, referenced in this AD specifies to submit certain information to the manufacturer, this AD does not include that requirement. (t) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Atlanta 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Nov 14, 2014 Jkt 235001 to the manager of the ACO, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (u)(1) of this AD. (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. (u) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Carl Gray, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Branch, ACE–117A, FAA, Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 30337; phone: 404–474–5554; fax: 404–474–5605; email: carl.w.gray@faa.gov. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, L1011 Technical Support Center, Dept. 6A4M, Zone 0579, 86 South Cobb Drive, Marietta, GA 30063–0579; telephone 770–494–5444; fax 770–494–5445; email L1011.support@lmco.com; Internet http:// www.lockheedmartin.com/ams/tools/ TechPubs.html. You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. Issued in Renton, Washington, on November 5, 2014. Jeffrey E. Duven, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2014–27067 Filed 11–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2014–0772; Directorate Identifier 2014–NM–090–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2011–08– 51, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 737–300, –400, and –500 series airplanes. AD 2011–08–51 currently requires repetitive inspections of the lap joint at certain stringers along the entire length from certain body stations. Since we issued AD 2011–08– 51, an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) has determined that the lower fastener holes in the lower skin of the fuselage lap splice are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD), and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 68381 as a result the DAH specified revised compliance times, an expanded inspection area, and additional inspections for cracks and open pockets, and corrective actions if necessary. Additionally, this evaluation has also determined that the repetitive inspection interval can be increased for lap splices with certain new fay scratches. This proposed AD would expand the inspection area, require additional inspections for cracks and open pockets, and corrective actions if necessary, and revise the compliance times. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the lower fastener holes in the lower skin of the fuselage lap splice, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by January 2, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this proposed AD, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, P. O. Box 3707, MC 2H–65, Seattle, WA 98124–2207; telephone 206–544–5000, extension 1; fax 206–766–5680; Internet https:// www.myboeingfleet.com. You may 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– 0772; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647–5527) is in the E:\FR\FM\17NOP1.SGM 17NOP1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 221 (Monday, November 17, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 68377-68381]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-27067]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2014-0227; Directorate Identifier 2013-NM-211-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed 
Martin Aeronautics Company Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM); reopening of 
comment period.

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SUMMARY: We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive 
(AD) that proposed to supersede AD 95-26-11, for all Lockheed Martin 
Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Model L-1011 series 
airplanes. AD 95-26-11 currently requires repetitive inspections to 
detect cracking of the fittings that attach the aft pressure bulkhead 
to the fuselage stringers, repetitive inspections to detect cracking of 
the fittings and of the splice tab of the aft pressure bulkhead, and 
corrective actions if necessary. The NPRM proposed to reduce the 
compliance time; add inspections for cracking of certain aft fuselage 
skin panels; add a structural modification; and also add a post-
modification inspection program. The NPRM was prompted by a 
determination that the fittings at stringer attachments to the upper 
region of the aft pressure bulkhead are subject to widespread fatigue 
damage (WFD), which could result in cracking in the aft pressure 
bulkhead. This action revises the NPRM by reducing the post-structural 
modification repetitive inspection interval. We are proposing this 
supplemental NPRM (SNPRM) to prevent simultaneous failure of multiple 
stringer end fittings through fatigue cracking at the aft pressure 
bulkhead, which could lead to rapid decompression of the airplane. 
Since this action imposes an additional burden over that proposed in 
the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the 
chance to comment on these proposed changes.

DATES: We must receive comments on this SNPRM by January 2, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 
11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
     Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    For service information identified in this AD, contact Lockheed 
Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, L1011 Technical 
Support Center, Dept. 6A4M, Zone 0579, 86 South Cobb Drive, Marietta, 
GA 30063-0579; telephone 770-494-5444; fax 770-494-5445; email 
L1011.support@lmco.com; Internet http://www.lockheedmartin.com/ams/tools/TechPubs.html. 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://

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www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2014-
0227; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 
5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket 
contains this proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments 
received, and other information. The street address for the Docket 
Office (phone: 800-647-5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will 
be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comments Invited

    We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address 
listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2014-0227; 
Directorate Identifier 2013-NM-211-AD'' at the beginning of your 
comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, 
economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We 
will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend 
this proposed AD because of those comments.
    We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We 
will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we 
receive about this proposed AD.

Discussion

    We issued an NPRM to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that 
would apply to all Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin 
Aeronautics Company Model L-1011 series airplanes. The NPRM published 
in the Federal Register on April 14, 2014 (79 FR 20819). The NPRM 
proposed to supersede Airworthiness Directive AD 95-26-11, Amendment 
39-9469 (60 FR 66870, December 27, 1995), for all Lockheed Martin 
Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Model L-1011 series 
airplanes. AD 95-26-11 currently requires repetitive inspections to 
detect cracking of the fittings that attach the aft pressure bulkhead 
to the fuselage stringers, repetitive inspections to detect cracking of 
the fittings and of the splice tab of the aft pressure bulkhead, and 
corrective actions if necessary. The NPRM proposed to reduce the 
compliance time; add inspections for cracking of certain aft fuselage 
skin panels; add a structural modification; and also add a post-
modification inspection program.

Actions Since Previous NPRM Was Issued

    Since we issued the NPRM, we have determined that the post-
structural modification repetitive inspection interval should be 
revised.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to comment on the NPRM (79 FR 
20819, April 14, 2014). The following presents the comment received on 
the NPRM, and the FAA's response to the comment.

Request To Revise Repetitive Inspection Compliance Time

    Lockheed requested that we revise the post-structural modification 
repetitive inspection interval in paragraph (s) of the NPRM (79 FR 
20819, April 14, 2014) from 13,875 flight cycles to 1,750 flight 
cycles. Paragraph (s) of the NPRM is identified as paragraph (r) in 
this SNPRM. Lockheed explained that the 1,750 flight cycles inspection 
interval meets the intent of Lockheed Service Bulletin 093-53-105, 
Revision 3, dated May 31, 2013.
    We agree to revise the repetitive inspection interval in paragraph 
(r) of this SNPRM to 1,750 flight cycles. The 13,875 flight cycles 
interval was a typographical error.

Revised Compliance Time

    We have also determined that if any cracking is found during any 
inspection specified in this SNPRM, it must be repaired before further 
flight in order to address the identified unsafe condition. We have 
removed (q) of this SNPRM, which deferred replacement of cracked 
fittings/splice tabs and certain inspections. We have revised the 
compliance time inparagraph (m)(1)(ii) of this AD from ``within 1,750 
flight cycles after finding the crack'' to ``before further flight.'' 
In addition, we added ``The deferral specified in paragraphs (m)(1) and 
(m)(2) of this AD cannot be done as of the effective date of this AD.''
    We have also revised paragraphs (n) and (o) of this SNPRM to remove 
the reference to paragraph (q) of this SNPRM.

FAA's Determination

    We are proposing this SNPRM because we evaluated all the relevant 
information and determined the unsafe condition described previously is 
likely to exist or develop in other products of the same type design. 
The change described above expands the scope of the NPRM (79 FR 20819, 
April 14, 2014). As a result, we have determined that it is necessary 
to reopen the comment period to provide additional opportunity for the 
public to comment on this SNPRM.

Proposed Requirements of This SNPRM

    This SNPRM would retain certain requirements of AD 95-26-11, 
Amendment 39-9469 (60 FR 66870, December 27, 1995). This SNPRM would 
reduce the compliance time; add inspections for cracking of certain aft 
fuselage skin panels; add a structural modification; and also add a 
post-modification inspection program.

Costs of Compliance

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

                                                 Estimated Costs
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                                                                                                 Cost on U.S.
              Action                    Labor cost        Parts cost      Cost per product        operators
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Inspections [actions retained      23 work-hours x $85              $0  $1,955 per           $50,830 per
 from AD 95-26-11, Amendment 39-    per hour = $1,955                    inspection cycle.    inspection cycle.
 9469 (60 FR 66870, December 27,    per inspection
 1995)].                            cycle.
Inspections and modification [new  185 work-hours x              6,750  22,475.............  584,350.
 proposed action].                  $85 per hour =
                                    $15,725.
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    We estimate the following costs to do any necessary replacements 
that would be required based on the results of the proposed inspection. 
We have no way of determining the number of aircraft that might need 
these replacements:

                                               On-Condition Costs
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                                                                                                     Cost per
                    Action                                Labor cost               Parts cost        product
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Replacement of one fitting...................  16 work-hour x $85 per hour =              $250           $1,610
                                                $1,360.
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    We have received no definitive data that would enable us to provide 
cost estimates for the other on-condition actions specified in this 
proposed AD.

Authority for This Rulemaking

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

Regulatory Findings

    We determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism 
implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would not 
have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship 
between the national Government and the States, or on the distribution 
of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government.
    For the reasons discussed above, I certify this proposed 
regulation:
    (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive 
Order 12866,
    (2) Is not a ``significant rule'' under the DOT Regulatory Policies 
and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979),
    (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and
    (4) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or 
negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

The Proposed Amendment

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

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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

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


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

0
2. Amend Sec.  39.13 by removing Airworthiness Directive (AD) 95-26-11, 
Amendment 39-9469 (60 FR 66870, December 27, 1995), and adding the 
following new AD:

Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company: 
Docket No. FAA-2014-0227; Directorate Identifier 2013-NM-211-AD.

(a) Comments Due Date

    We must receive comments by January 2, 2015.

(b) Affected ADs

    This AD replaces AD 95-26-11, Amendment 39-9469 (60 FR 66870, 
December 27, 1995).

(c) Applicability

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

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 53, Fuselage.

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by a determination that the fittings at 
stringer attachments to the upper region of the aft pressure 
bulkhead are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). We are 
issuing this AD to prevent simultaneous failure of multiple stringer 
end fittings through fatigue cracking at the aft pressure bulkhead, 
which could lead to rapid decompression of the airplane.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Retained Detailed Visual Inspection

    This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (a) of AD 
95-26-11, Amendment 39-9469 (60 FR 66870, December 27, 1995), with 
no changes. Perform a detailed visual inspection to detect cracking 
of the fittings that attach the aft pressure bulkhead to the 
fuselage stringers (hereinafter referred to as ``fittings'') at 
stringers 1 through 10 (right side) and at stringers 56 through 64 
(left side), at the later of the times specified in either paragraph 
(g)(1) or (g)(2) of this AD.
    (1) Prior to the accumulation of 20,000 total flight cycles; or
    (2) Within the next 25 flight cycles or 10 days after September 
28, 1995 (the effective date of AD 95-18-52, Amendment 39-9366 (60 
FR 47465, September 13, 1995)), whichever occurs earlier.

(h) Retained Corrective Action for Cracked Fitting

    This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (c) of AD 
95-26-11, Amendment 39-9469 (60 FR 66870, December 27, 1995), with 
no changes. If any cracked fitting is detected during the inspection 
required by paragraph (g) of this AD: Before further flight, 
accomplish the requirements of paragraphs (h)(1) and (h)(2) of this 
AD.
    (1) Replace the cracked fitting with a new fitting, or with a 
serviceable fitting on which a detailed visual inspection has been 
performed previously to detect cracking and that has been found to 
be free of cracks.
    (2) Perform a detailed visual inspection to detect cracking in 
the radius at the lower end of the vertical leg of the bulkhead T-
shaped frame between the stringer locations on either side of the 
stringer having the cracked fitting. If any cracked T-shaped frame 
is detected: Before further flight, repair in accordance with a 
method approved by the Manager, Atlanta Aircraft Certification 
Office (ACO), FAA.

(i) Retained Repetitive Fitting Inspections

    This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (d) of AD 
95-26-11, Amendment 39-9469 (60 FR 66870, December 27, 1995), with 
no changes. Repeat the inspections and other necessary actions 
required by paragraphs (g) and (h) of this AD at intervals not to 
exceed 1,800 flight cycles or 3,000 flight hours, whichever occurs 
earlier, until paragraph (j) of this AD is accomplished.

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(j) Retained Eddy Current Surface Scan (ECSS) Inspections, and Related 
Investigative and Corrective Actions

    This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (e) of AD 
95-26-11, Amendment 39-9469 (60 FR 66870, December 27, 1995), with 
revised compliance times specified in paragraph (k) of this AD, 
exclusion of an ECSS inspection for certain airplanes, and new 
service information. Except as provided by paragraph (l) of this AD: 
At the applicable time specified in paragraph (k)(1) of this AD, 
accomplish the requirements of paragraphs (j)(1) and (j)(2) of this 
AD. Repeat the ECSS inspections thereafter at the compliance time 
specified in paragraph (k)(2) of this AD. Accomplishment of the ECSS 
inspection constitutes terminating action for the repetitive 
inspection requirements of paragraph (i) of this AD.
    (1) Perform an ECSS inspection to detect cracking of the 
fittings at stringers 1 through 14 (right side) and at stringers 52 
through 64 (left side), in accordance with the Accomplishment 
Instructions of Lockheed L-1011 Service Bulletin 093-53-105, 
Revision 1, dated November 17, 1995; or Lockheed Service Bulletin 
093-53-105, Revision 3, dated May 31, 2013; except for airplanes 
with a large (47-inch-wide) aft passenger door, an ECSS inspection 
of stringers 12, 13, 53, and 54 is not required by this paragraph. 
Except as provided by paragraph (m) of this AD, if any cracking is 
detected, prior to further flight, replace the fitting with a new 
fitting without pilot holes, rework the fitting, and perform various 
follow-on actions (i.e., bolt hole eddy current (BHEC), ECSS, and 
borescope inspections; and repair) of the inner and outer tee caps, 
in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Lockheed L-
1011 Service Bulletin 093-53-105, Revision 1, dated November 17, 
1995; or Lockheed Service Bulletin 093-53-105, Revision 3, dated May 
31, 2013, except as required by paragraph (p) of this AD. As of the 
effective date of this AD, use only Lockheed Service Bulletin 093-
53-105, Revision 3, dated May 31, 2013, for accomplishing the 
actions required by this paragraph.
    (2) Perform an ECSS inspection to detect cracking of the lower 
(or inner) surface of the upper bonded splice tab of the bulkhead 
assembly at stringers 1 through 14 (right side) and at stringers 52 
through 64 (left side), in accordance with the Accomplishment 
Instructions of Lockheed L-1011 Service Bulletin 093-53-105, 
Revision 1, dated November 17, 1995; or Lockheed Service Bulletin 
093-53-105, Revision 3, dated May 31, 2013. As of the effective date 
of this AD, use only Lockheed Service Bulletin 093-53-105, Revision 
3, dated May 31, 2013, for accomplishing the actions required by 
this paragraph.
    (i) Except as provided by paragraph (m) of this AD, if any 
cracking is detected at the upper bonded splice tab, repair in 
accordance with a method approved by the Manager, Atlanta ACO, FAA.
    (ii) Except as provided by paragraph (m) of this AD, if any 
cracking is detected at a fastener, prior to further flight, perform 
a BHEC inspection to detect cracking of the forward flange of the 
inner tee cap, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of 
Lockheed L-1011 Service Bulletin 093-53-105, Revision 1, dated 
November 17, 1995; or Lockheed Service Bulletin 093-53-105, Revision 
3, dated May 31, 2013. If any cracking is detected, prior to further 
flight, repair in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of 
Lockheed L-1011 Service Bulletin 093-53-105, Revision 1, dated 
November 17, 1995; or Lockheed Service Bulletin 093-53-105, Revision 
3, dated May 31, 2013, except as required by paragraph (p) of this 
AD. As of the effective date of this AD, use only Lockheed L-1011 
Service Bulletin 093-53-105, Revision 3, dated May 31, 2013, for 
accomplishing the actions required by this paragraph.

(k) New Revised Compliance Times for Paragraph (j) of This AD

    (1) Do the initial inspections required by paragraph (j) of this 
AD at the earlier of the times specified in paragraphs (k)(1)(i) and 
(k)(1)(ii) of this AD.
    (i) Prior to the accumulation of 20,000 total flight cycles, or 
within 30 days after January 11, 1996 (the effective date of date of 
AD 95-26-11, Amendment 39-9469 (60 FR 66870, December 27, 1995)), 
whichever occurs later.
    (ii) At the later of the times specified in paragraphs 
(k)(1)(ii)(A) and (k)(1)(ii)(B) of this AD.
    (A) Before the accumulation of 13,875 total flight cycles.
    (B) Within 365 days or 1,000 flight cycles after the effective 
date of this AD, whichever occurs first.
    (2) Repeat the inspections specified in paragraph (j) of this AD 
within 2,500 flight cycles after accomplishing the most recent 
inspection required by paragraph (j) of this AD, and repeat the 
inspection thereafter at intervals not to exceed 1,750 flight 
cycles.

(l) Retained Inspection Deferral for Paragraph (j) of this AD

    This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (f) of AD 
95-26-11, Amendment 39-9469 (60 FR 66870, December 27, 1995). 
Accomplishment of the initial ECSS inspections required by paragraph 
(j) of this AD may be deferred to a date within 120 days after 
January 11, 1996 (the effective date of AD 95-26-11), provided that, 
in the interim, a visual inspection as specified in paragraph (g) of 
this AD is accomplished within 30 days after January 11, 1996 (the 
effective date of AD 95-26-11), and repeated thereafter at intervals 
not to exceed 50 flight cycles. Once the ECSS inspections begin, the 
visual inspections may be terminated.

(m) Retained Inspection Deferral With Revised Compliance Time and New 
Deferral

    This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (g) of AD 
95-26-11, Amendment 39-9469 (60 FR 66870, December 27, 1995), with a 
revised compliance time, service information, and a new deferred 
action. As of the effective date of this AD, the deferral specified 
in paragraphs (m)(1) and (m)(2) of this AD cannot be done. If 
cracking was found before the effective date of this AD, the 
deferrel specified in paragraphs (m)(1) and (m)(2) of this AD may be 
done.
    (1) If two or more adjacent fittings on both sides of the 
cracked fittings or bonded splice tabs/fasteners are determined to 
be free of cracks by the ECSS inspection required by paragraphs 
(j)(1) and (j)(2) of this AD, repeat the ECSS inspection of the 
adjacent fittings thereafter at intervals not to exceed 600 flight 
cycles until the cracked fittings or splice tabs/fasteners are 
replaced or repaired, in accordance with the Accomplishment 
Instructions of Lockheed L-1011 Service Bulletin 093-53-105, 
Revision 1, dated November 17, 1995; or Lockheed Service Bulletin 
093-53-105, Revision 3, dated May 31, 2013. At the applicable time 
specified in paragraphs (m)(1)(i) and (m)(1)(ii) of this AD: Replace 
the cracked fitting and/or splice tab/fasteners, in accordance with 
the Accomplishment Instructions of Lockheed L-1011 Service Bulletin 
093-53-105, Revision 1, dated November 17, 1995; or Lockheed Service 
Bulletin 093-53-105, Revision 3, dated May 31, 2013. As of the 
effective date of this AD, use only Lockheed Service Bulletin 093-
53-105, Revision 3, dated May 31, 2013, for accomplishing the 
actions required by this paragraph.
    (i) For any crack found before the effective date of this AD: 
Within 2,500 flight cycles after finding the crack.
    (ii) For any crack found on or after the effective date of this 
AD: Before further flight after finding the crack.
    (2) If two or more adjacent fittings on both sides of the 
cracked fittings or bonded splice tabs/fasteners are determined to 
be free of cracks by the ECSS inspection required by paragraphs 
(j)(1) and (j)(2) of this AD, the follow-on inspection (i.e., BHEC, 
ECSS, and borescope inspections) of the inner and outer tee caps 
required by paragraph (j)(1) of this AD may also be deferred until 
the cracked fittings are replaced as required by paragraph (m)(1) of 
this AD, but no later than before the accumulation of 20,800 total 
flight cycles.

(n) New Repetitive Borescope Inspections of Certain End Fittings and 
Corrective Actions

    For airplanes with a large (47-inch-wide) aft passenger door: At 
the later of the times specified in paragraphs (n)(1) and (n)(2) of 
this AD, do a borescope inspection for cracking of the stringer end 
fittings at stringer locations 12, 13, 53, and 54; and do all 
applicable related investigative and corrective actions; in 
accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Lockheed Service 
Bulletin 093-53-105, Revision 3, dated May 31, 2013, except as 
specified in paragraph (p) of this AD. Do all applicable related 
investigative and corrective actions before further flight. Repeat 
the inspection of the stringer end fittings thereafter at intervals 
not to exceed 1,750 flight cycles until the actions required by 
paragraph (q) of this AD have been done.
    (1) Before the accumulation of 13,875 total flight cycles.
    (2) Within 365 days or 1,000 flight cycles after the effective 
date of this AD, whichever occurs earlier.

(o) New Repetitive Borescope Inspections of Fuselage Skin Panels

    For airplanes with a large (47-inch-wide) aft passenger door: At 
the later of the times specified in paragraphs (o)(1) and (o)(2) of 
this AD, do an ECSS inspection for cracking

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of the left and right aft fuselage skin panels; and do all 
applicable related investigative and corrective actions; in 
accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Lockheed Service 
Bulletin 093-53-105, Revision 3, dated May 31, 2013, except as 
specified in paragraph (p) of this AD. Do all applicable related 
investigative and corrective actions before further flight. Repeat 
the inspection of the aft fuselage skin panels thereafter at 
intervals not to exceed 1,750 flight cycles until the modification 
required by paragraph (q) of this AD is done.
    (1) Before the accumulation of 13,875 total flight cycles.
    (2) Within 365 days or 1,000 flight cycles after the effective 
date of this AD, whichever occurs first.

(p) New Service Information Exception

    If any cracking is found during any inspection required by this 
AD, and Lockheed Service Bulletin 093-53-105, Revision 3, dated May 
31, 2013, specifies contacting Lockheed for appropriate action: 
Before further flight, repair the cracking in accordance with a 
method approved by the Manager, Atlanta ACO, FAA. As of the 
effective date of this AD, for a repair method to be approved by the 
Manager, Atlanta ACO, as required by this paragraph, the Manager's 
approval letter must specifically refer to this AD.

(q) New Pre-Structural Modification Inspections and Structural 
Modification

    Before the accumulation of 20,800 total flight cycles: Do the 
applicable actions specified in paragraphs (q)(1) and (q)(2) of this 
AD.
    (1) Perform pre-structural modification inspections by doing the 
actions required by paragraphs (j), (n), and (o) of this AD.
    (2) Perform a structural modification of the aft pressure 
bulkhead by removing and replacing all stringer end fittings with 
new or refurbished fittings at stringers 1 through 14, and 52 
through 64, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of 
Lockheed Service Bulletin 093-53-105, Revision 3, dated May 31, 
2013.

(r) New Post-Structural Modification Repetitive Inspections

    Within 13,875 flight cycles after performing the actions 
required by paragraph (q)(2) of this AD: Do the actions specified in 
paragraphs (j), (n), and (o) of this AD, and repeat thereafter at 
intervals not to exceed 1,750 flight cycles.

(s) No Reporting Requirement

    Although Lockheed Service Bulletin 093-53-105, Revision 3, dated 
May 31, 2013, referenced in this AD specifies to submit certain 
information to the manufacturer, this AD does not include that 
requirement.

(t) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (1) The Manager, Atlanta 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 
(u)(1) of this AD.
    (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate 
principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager 
of the local flight standards district office/certificate holding 
district office.

(u) Related Information

    (1) For more information about this AD, contact Carl Gray, 
Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Branch, ACE-117A, FAA, Atlanta Aircraft 
Certification Office (ACO), 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 
30337; phone: 404-474-5554; fax: 404-474-5605; email: 
carl.w.gray@faa.gov.
    (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, 
L1011 Technical Support Center, Dept. 6A4M, Zone 0579, 86 South Cobb 
Drive, Marietta, GA 30063-0579; telephone 770-494-5444; fax 770-494-
5445; email L1011.support@lmco.com; Internet http://www.lockheedmartin.com/ams/tools/TechPubs.html. You may view this 
service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 
Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of 
this material at the FAA, call 425-227-1221.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on November 5, 2014.
Jeffrey E. Duven,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-27067 Filed 11-14-14; 8:45 am]
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