Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes, 70802-70804 [2014-28130]

Download as PDF 70802 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 229 / Friday, November 28, 2014 / Proposed Rules lower lobe skin detailed inspection for cracks and do all applicable related investigative and corrective actions. Do all applicable related investigative and corrective actions before further flight. (ii) Do all applicable repetitive inspections of the fuselage skin thereafter at the applicable times specified in paragraph 1.E., ‘‘Compliance,’’ of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 747–53A2861, dated April 1, 2014. (i) Exceptions to Service Information Specifications (1) Where Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 747–53A2861, dated April 1, 2014, specifies a compliance time ‘‘after the original issue date of this service bulletin,’’ this AD requires compliance within the specified compliance time after the effective date of this AD. (2) Although Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 747–53A2861, dated April 1, 2014, specifies to contact Boeing for repair data, and specifies that action as ‘‘RC’’ (Required for Compliance), this AD requires repair before further flight using a method approved in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (j) of this AD. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS (j) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) 16:38 Nov 26, 2014 Jkt 235001 Issued in Renton, Washington, on November 19, 2014. Suzanne Masterson, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2014–28124 Filed 11–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (1) The Manager, Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the ACO, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (k)(1) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-Seattle-ACO-AMOCRequests@faa.gov. (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. (3) Except as required by paragraph (i) of this AD: If the service information contains steps that are labeled as RC (Required for Compliance), those steps must be done to comply with this AD; any steps that are not labeled as RC are recommended. Those steps that are not labeled as RC may be deviated from, done as part of other actions, or done using accepted methods different from those identified in the specified service information without obtaining approval of an AMOC, provided the steps labeled as RC can be done and the airplane can be put back in a serviceable condition. Any substitutions or changes to steps labeled as RC require approval of an AMOC. (4) An AMOC that provides an acceptable level of safety may be used for any repair required by this AD if it is approved by the Boeing Commercial Airplanes Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) that has been authorized by the Manager, Seattle ACO to make those findings. For a repair method to be approved, the repair must meet the certification basis of the airplane, and the approval must specifically refer to this AD. VerDate Sep<11>2014 (k) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Bill Ashforth, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Branch, ANM–120S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; phone: 425–917–6432; fax: 425–917–6590; email: bill.ashforth@faa.gov. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, P.O. Box 3707, MC 2H–65, Seattle, WA 98124–2207; telephone 206– 544–5000, extension 1; fax 206–766–5680; Internet https://www.myboeingfleet.com. You may 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. Federal Aviation Administration 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. ADDRESSES: 14 CFR Part 39 Examining the AD Docket [Docket No. FAA–2014–0777; Directorate Identifier 2014–NM–088–AD] You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2014– 0777; 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: Douglas Tsuji, Senior Aerospace Engineer, Systems and Equipment Branch, ANM–130S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; telephone: 425–917–6546; fax: 425– 917–6590; email: douglas.tsuji@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787–8 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by numerous reports of failures of the proximity sensor within the slat skew detection mechanism assembly (DMA) leading to slats up landing events. This proposed AD would require replacing the slat skew DMAs with new slat skew DMAs, and marking the existing identification plates on the slat with the new part number. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the proximity sensor, which could result in the slats being shut down and a slats up high speed landing. This condition, in combination with abnormal landing conditions such as a short runway or adverse weather conditions, could result in a runway excursion. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by January 12, 2015. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposal. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA– 2014–0777; Directorate Identifier 2014– NM–088–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite E:\FR\FM\28NOP1.SGM 28NOP1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 229 / Friday, November 28, 2014 / Proposed Rules 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. wires due to stresses induced by thermal expansion and contraction of an epoxy applied around them. This condition, if not corrected, could result in failure of the proximity sensor, which could result in the slats being shut down and a slats up high speed landing. This condition in combination with abnormal landing conditions such as a short runway or adverse weather conditions, could result in a runway excursion. Discussion We have received numerous reports of failures of the proximity sensor within the slat skew detection mechanism assembly (DMA) leading to slats up landing events. It was determined that the failed sensors had broken magnet We reviewed Boeing Alert Service Bulletin B787–81205–SB270021–00, Issue 001, dated March 20, 2014. For information on the procedures and compliance times, see this service information at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for Relevant Service Information 70803 and locating Docket No. FAA–2014– 0777. FAA’s Determination We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all the relevant information and determined the unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or develop in other products of the same type design. Proposed AD Requirements This proposed AD would require accomplishing the actions specified in the service information described previously. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this proposed AD affects 15 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed AD: ESTIMATED COSTS Action Labor cost Parts cost Cost per product Cost on U.S. operators Replacement ............... 11 work-hours × $85 per hour = $935 ............................................... $0 $935 $14,025 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 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 proposed 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: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:38 Nov 26, 2014 Jkt 235001 (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. (a) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by January 12, 2015. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to The Boeing Company Model 787–8 airplanes, certificated in any category, as identified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin B787–81205–SB270021–00, Issue 001, dated March 20, 2014. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 27, Flight Controls. ■ (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by numerous reports of failures of the proximity sensor within the slat skew detection mechanism assembly (DMA) leading to slats up landing events. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the proximity sensor, which could result in the slats being shut down and a slats up high speed landing. This condition, in combination with abnormal landing conditions such as a short runway or adverse weather conditions, could result in a runway excursion. § 39.13 (f) Compliance 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. [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ The Boeing Company: Docket No. FAA– 2014–0777; Directorate Identifier 2014– NM–088–AD. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 (g) Replacement Within 24 months after the effective date of this AD: Replace the slat skew DMA in slat number 5 and slat number 8 with new slat skew DMA, and mark the existing identification plates on the slat with the new E:\FR\FM\28NOP1.SGM 28NOP1 70804 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 229 / Friday, November 28, 2014 / Proposed Rules part number, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin B787–81205–SB270021–00, Issue 001, dated March 20, 2014. FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION (h) Parts Installation Prohibitions Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule (1) As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install a slat skew DMA, part number P683A0001–03, on any airplane. (2) As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install, on any airplane, a slat skew DMA in slat number 5, having part number 145Z0201–11–8, 145Z0201–21–4, 145Z0201–21–3, 145Z0201–21–5, 145Z0201– 21–8, 145Z0201–21–9, 145Z0201–31–1, or 145Z0201–33–1. (3) As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install, on any airplane, a slat skew DMA in slat number 8, having part number 145Z0201–12–8, 145Z0201–22–4, 145Z0201–22–3, 145Z0201–22–5, 145Z0201– 22–8, 145Z0201–22–9, 145Z0201–32–1, or 145Z0201–34–1. (i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the ACO, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (j)(1) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-Seattle-ACO-AMOCRequests@faa.gov. (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. (j) Related Information tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS (1) For more information about this AD, contact Douglas Tsuji, Senior Aerospace Engineer, Systems and Equipment Branch, ANM–130S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; telephone: 425– 917–6546; fax: 425–917–6590; email: douglas.tsuji@faa.gov. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, P.O. Box 3707, MC 2H–65, Seattle, WA 98124–2207; telephone 206– 544–5000, extension 1; fax 206–766–5680; Internet https://www.myboeingfleet.com. You may 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. Issued in Renton, Washington, on November 13, 2014. Jeffrey E. Duven, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2014–28130 Filed 11–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:38 Nov 26, 2014 Jkt 235001 16 CFR Part 455 Federal Trade Commission (‘‘FTC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’). ACTION: Supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (‘‘SNPRM’’); request for comment. AGENCY: The FTC is proposing further amendments to the Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule (‘‘Rule’’ or ‘‘Used Car Rule’’) that would require dealers to indicate on the Buyers Guide whether they obtained a vehicle history report, and, if so, to provide a copy of the report to consumers who request it; revise the Buyers Guide statement describing the meaning of an ‘‘As Is’’ sale in which a dealer offers a vehicle for sale without a warranty; and move boxes to the front of the Buyers Guide for dealers to indicate whether nondealer warranties apply to a vehicle. Based on the FTC’s review of the public comments, the Commission proposes these amendments to promote consumer access to vehicle history information, to clarify the meaning of ‘‘As Is’’ in the sale of used vehicles without warranties, and to make disclosures concerning non-dealer warranties more prominent. The FTC is not adopting any final amendments to the Used Car Rule at this time. It continues to consider comments submitted in response to its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (‘‘NPRM’’) published in December 2012 and seeks additional comments in this SNPRM. DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 30, 2015. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment at https:// ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/ usedcarrulesnprm online or on paper, by following the instructions in the Request for Comment part of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Write ‘‘Used Car Rule Regulatory Review, 16 CFR part 455, Project No. P087604,’’ on your comment, and file your comment online at https:// ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/ usedcarrulesnprm by following the instructions on the web-based form. If you prefer to file your comment on paper, write ‘‘Used Car Rule Regulatory Review, 16 CFR part 455, Project No. P087604,’’ on your comment, and on the envelope, and mail your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite CC–5610 (Annex A), Washington, DC SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 20580, or deliver your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Constitution Center, 400 7th Street SW., 5th Floor, Suite 5610 (Annex A), Washington, DC 20024. This document, and public records related to the FTC’s regulatory review, are also available at that address and at www.ftc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John C. Hallerud, (312) 960–5634, Attorney, Midwest Region, Federal Trade Commission, 55 West Monroe Street, Suite 1825, Chicago, IL 60603. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background In December 2012, the FTC issued an NPRM setting forth proposed changes to the FTC’s Used Car Rule.1 The Used Car Rule requires dealers to display on used cars offered for sale a window sticker called a ‘‘Buyers Guide’’ containing warranty and other information. Among other things, in the NPRM, the Commission proposed adding a statement to the Buyers Guide advising consumers about the availability of vehicle history reports and directing consumers to an FTC Web site for more information about those reports. The Commission also proposed changing the statement on the Buyers Guide that describes the meaning of ‘‘As Is’’ when a dealer offers to sell a used vehicle without a warranty. In response to the NPRM, the Commission received nearly 150 comments from members of the public including automobile dealers, consumer attorneys, consumer advocacy organizations, automobile dealer associations, providers of vehicle history reports, legal aid agencies, consumer protection agencies, and state attorneys general.2 After reviewing the comments, the Commission now proposes additional modifications to the proposal made in the NPRM to address concerns raised by commenters. The Commission also seeks comments on alternative proposals and issues that commenters have submitted or identified. The Commission now proposes to amend the Used Car Rule to require that dealers who have obtained a vehicle history report on an individual vehicle indicate on the Buyers Guide that they have obtained such a report, and will provide a copy of the report to 1 77 FR 74746 (Dec. 17, 2012). comments are available at: http:// www.ftc.gov/os/comments/usedcarrulenprm/ index.shtm. The comments are numbered, and the Commission has assigned each a number that follows the name of the commenter. Comments cited in this notice are identified by the name of the commenter (organization or individual) followed by the comment number (e.g., Brown (1)). 2 The E:\FR\FM\28NOP1.SGM 28NOP1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 229 (Friday, November 28, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 70802-70804]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-28130]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2014-0777; Directorate Identifier 2014-NM-088-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for 
certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 airplanes. This proposed AD was 
prompted by numerous reports of failures of the proximity sensor within 
the slat skew detection mechanism assembly (DMA) leading to slats up 
landing events. This proposed AD would require replacing the slat skew 
DMAs with new slat skew DMAs, and marking the existing identification 
plates on the slat with the new part number. We are proposing this AD 
to prevent failure of the proximity sensor, which could result in the 
slats being shut down and a slats up high speed landing. This 
condition, in combination with abnormal landing conditions such as a 
short runway or adverse weather conditions, could result in a runway 
excursion.

DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by January 12, 
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-
0777; 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: Douglas Tsuji, Senior Aerospace 
Engineer, Systems and Equipment Branch, ANM-130S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft 
Certification Office, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057-3356; 
telephone: 425-917-6546; fax: 425-917-6590; email: 
douglas.tsuji@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Comments Invited

    We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this proposal. Send your comments to an address listed 
under the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2014-0777; 
Directorate Identifier 2014-NM-088-AD'' at the beginning of your 
comments. We specifically invite

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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 have received numerous reports of failures of the proximity 
sensor within the slat skew detection mechanism assembly (DMA) leading 
to slats up landing events. It was determined that the failed sensors 
had broken magnet wires due to stresses induced by thermal expansion 
and contraction of an epoxy applied around them. This condition, if not 
corrected, could result in failure of the proximity sensor, which could 
result in the slats being shut down and a slats up high speed landing. 
This condition in combination with abnormal landing conditions such as 
a short runway or adverse weather conditions, could result in a runway 
excursion.

Relevant Service Information

    We reviewed Boeing Alert Service Bulletin B787-81205-SB270021-00, 
Issue 001, dated March 20, 2014. For information on the procedures and 
compliance times, see this service information at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2014-
0777.

FAA's Determination

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

Proposed AD Requirements

    This proposed AD would require accomplishing the actions specified 
in the service information described previously.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this proposed AD affects 15 airplanes of U.S. 
registry.
    We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed AD:

                                                 Estimated costs
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                                                                                    Cost per       Cost on U.S.
            Action                       Labor cost               Parts cost        product         operators
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Replacement..................  11 work-hours x $85 per hour =              $0             $935          $14,025
                                $935.
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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 proposed regulation is 
within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe 
condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in 
this rulemaking action.

Regulatory Findings

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

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

The Proposed Amendment

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

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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

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


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

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

The Boeing Company: Docket No. FAA-2014-0777; Directorate Identifier 
2014-NM-088-AD.

(a) Comments Due Date

    We must receive comments by January 12, 2015.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to The Boeing Company Model 787-8 airplanes, 
certificated in any category, as identified in Boeing Alert Service 
Bulletin B787-81205-SB270021-00, Issue 001, dated March 20, 2014.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 27, Flight 
Controls.

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by numerous reports of failures of the 
proximity sensor within the slat skew detection mechanism assembly 
(DMA) leading to slats up landing events. We are issuing this AD to 
prevent failure of the proximity sensor, which could result in the 
slats being shut down and a slats up high speed landing. This 
condition, in combination with abnormal landing conditions such as a 
short runway or adverse weather conditions, could result in a runway 
excursion.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Replacement

    Within 24 months after the effective date of this AD: Replace 
the slat skew DMA in slat number 5 and slat number 8 with new slat 
skew DMA, and mark the existing identification plates on the slat 
with the new

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part number, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of 
Boeing Alert Service Bulletin B787-81205-SB270021-00, Issue 001, 
dated March 20, 2014.

(h) Parts Installation Prohibitions

    (1) As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install a 
slat skew DMA, part number P683A0001-03, on any airplane.
    (2) As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install, 
on any airplane, a slat skew DMA in slat number 5, having part 
number 145Z0201-11-8, 145Z0201-21-4, 145Z0201-21-3, 145Z0201-21-5, 
145Z0201-21-8, 145Z0201-21-9, 145Z0201-31-1, or 145Z0201-33-1.
    (3) As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install, 
on any airplane, a slat skew DMA in slat number 8, having part 
number 145Z0201-12-8, 145Z0201-22-4, 145Z0201-22-3, 145Z0201-22-5, 
145Z0201-22-8, 145Z0201-22-9, 145Z0201-32-1, or 145Z0201-34-1.

(i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (1) The Manager, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 
FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested 
using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 
CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local 
Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending 
information directly to the manager of the ACO, send it to the 
attention of the person identified in paragraph (j)(1) of this AD. 
Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-Seattle-ACO-AMOC-Requests@faa.gov.
    (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate 
principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager 
of the local flight standards district office/certificate holding 
district office.

(j) Related Information

    (1) For more information about this AD, contact Douglas Tsuji, 
Senior Aerospace Engineer, Systems and Equipment Branch, ANM-130S, 
FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., 
Renton, WA 98057-3356; telephone: 425-917-6546; fax: 425-917-6590; 
email: douglas.tsuji@faa.gov.
    (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, 
P.O. Box 3707, MC 2H-65, Seattle, WA 98124-2207; telephone 206-544-
5000, extension 1; fax 206-766-5680; Internet https://www.myboeingfleet.com. You may 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.


     Issued in Renton, Washington, on November 13, 2014.
Jeffrey E. Duven,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-28130 Filed 11-26-14; 8:45 am]
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