Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes, 71296-71300 [2014-27362]

Download as PDF 71296 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 231 / Tuesday, December 2, 2014 / Rules and Regulations SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 13 CFR Part 121 RIN 3245–AG47 Small Business Size Standards; Adoption of 2012 North American Industry Classification System for Size Standards; Correction U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Interim final rule; correction. AGENCY: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is correcting an interim final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on August 20, 2012 (75 FR 49991), effective October 1, 2012. The interim rule amended SBA’s Small Business Size Regulations by incorporating the Office of Management and Budget’s 2012 North American Industry Classification System update (NAICS 2012) into its table of small business size standards. The NAICS 2012 revised the definitions of some NAICS industries by deleting some and merging others with the new or other revised industries. This action corrects the small business size standard for NAICS 334419, Other Electronic Component Manufacturing, from 500 employees to 750 employees, effective immediately. DATES: Effective December 2, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Khem Sharma, Chief, Office of Size SUMMARY: Standards, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW., Washington, DC 20416. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NAICS 2012 revised the NAICS 2007 definition for NAICS 334419, Other Electronic Component Manufacturing, by merging with it NAICS 334411, Electron Tube Manufacturing, but retained the existing industry title. NAICS 334419 had a size standard of 500 employees, while NAICS 334411 had 750 employees. In accordance with SBA’s policy of adopting the highest size standard among the industries merged, on page 50001 of the August 20, 2012 interim final rule (75 FR 49991), SBA indicated in Table 2 ‘‘NAICS 2012 Codes Matched to NAICS 2007 Codes and Size Standards’’ that it is adopting 750 employees as the small business size standard for the revised NAICS 334419. To amend the table in § 121.201, ‘‘Small Business Size Standards by NAICS Industry’’, on page 50008, the rule states ‘‘ttt. Remove the entries for 334411, 334414, and 334415’’. However, the rule did not revise the size standard for NAICS 344119 to 750 employees. Therefore, the revised table, ‘‘Small Business Size Standards by NAICS Industry’’ shows the old, incorrect size standard of 500 employees for NAICS 334419. Need For Correction The purpose of this action is to correct the table ‘‘Small Business Size Standards by NAICS Industry’’ (13 CFR 121.201) by revising the size standard for NAICS 334419, Other Electronic Component Manufacturing, from 500 employees to 750 employees. List of Subjects in 13 CFR Part 121 Administrative practice and procedure, Government procurement, Government property, Grant programs— business, Individuals with disabilities, Loan programs—business, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Small businesses. For the reasons set forth in the preamble, SBA amends 13 CFR part 121 by making the following correcting amendment: PART 121—SMALL BUSINESS SIZE REGULATIONS 1. The authority citation for part 121 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 15 U.S.C. 632, 634(b)(6), 636(b), 662, 694a(9). 2. In § 121.201, revise the entry ‘‘334419’’ in the table, ‘‘Small Business Size Standards by NAICS Industry’’ to read as follows: ■ § 121.201 What size standards has SBA identified by North American Industry Classification System codes? * * * * * SMALL BUSINESS SIZE STANDARDS BY NAICS INDUSTRY NAICS codes NAICS U.S. industry title Size standards in millions of dollars * * 334419 ............................................. * * * Other Electronic Component Manufacturing ............................................. * ........................ * * * * * * Dated: November 18, 2014. Kenneth Dodds, Director for Office of Policy, Planning and Liaison. [FR Doc. 2014–28329 Filed 12–1–14; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES BILLING CODE 8025–01–P * * DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2014–0195; Directorate Identifier 2013–NM–195–AD; Amendment 39–18026; AD 2014–23–10] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Dec 01, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Size standards in number of employees 750 We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2008–17– 03 for certain The Boeing Company Model 737–100, –200, –200C, –300, –400, and –500 series airplanes. AD 2008–17–03 required repetitive inspections to detect fuselage frame cracking, and corrective action if necessary. AD 2008–17–03 also provided for optional terminating action (repair/preventive change) for the repetitive inspections. This new AD adds airplanes to the applicability, but does not provide terminating action for the newly added airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks found at the cutout in the web of body station SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02DER1.SGM 02DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 231 / Tuesday, December 2, 2014 / Rules and Regulations frame 303.9 inboard of stringer 16L, as well as a new report of cracking found on an airplane not identified in the applicability of AD 2008–17–03. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fuselage frame cracking, which could prevent the left forward entry door from sealing correctly, and could cause inflight decompression of the airplane. This AD is effective January 6, 2015. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of January 6, 2015. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain other publications listed in this AD as of September 23, 2008 (73 FR 48288, August 19, 2008). DATES: 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. ADDRESSES: 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– 0195; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647–5527) is Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nenita Odessa, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Branch, ANM–120L, FAA, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 3960 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, California 90712–4137; phone: 562–627–5234; fax: 562–627– 5210; email: nenita.odessa@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Dec 01, 2014 Jkt 235001 Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to supersede AD 2008–17–03, Amendment 39–15641 (73 FR 48288, August 19, 2008). AD 2008–17–03 applied to certain The Boeing Company Model 737–100, –200, –200C, –300, –400, and –500 series airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on April 14, 2014 (79 FR 20824). The NPRM was prompted by reports of cracks found at the cutout in the web of body station frame 303.9 inboard of stringer 16L, and the subsequent determination that additional airplanes are subject to the requirements of AD 2008–17–03. The NPRM proposed to continue to require repetitive inspections for fuselage frame cracking and applicable corrective action, add airplanes to the applicability, and to provide optional terminating action (repair/preventive change) for the repetitive inspections for the airplanes subject to AD 2008–17–03. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fuselage frame cracking, which could prevent the left forward entry door from sealing correctly, and could cause in-flight decompression of the airplane. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. The following presents the comments received on the NPRM (79 FR 20824, April 14, 2014) and the FAA’s response to each comment. Effect of Winglets on This AD Aviation Partners Boeing stated that accomplishing the supplemental type certificate (STC) ST01219SE (http:// rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_ Library/rgstc.nsf/0/ ebd1cec7b301293e86257cb30045557a/ $FILE/ST01219SE.pdf) does not affect the actions specified in the NPRM (79 FR 20824, April 14, 2014). We concur with the commenter. We have redesignated paragraphs (c), (c)(1), and (c)(2) of the NPRM (79 FR 20824, April 14, 2014) as paragraphs (c)(1), (c)(1)(i), and (c)(1)(ii) of this AD, and added new paragraph (c)(2) to this AD to state that installation of STC ST01219SE (http://rgl.faa.gov/ Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/ rgstc.nsf/0/ ebd1cec7b301293e86257cb30045557a/ $FILE/ST01219SE.pdf) does not affect the ability to accomplish the actions required by this AD. Therefore, for airplanes on which STC ST01219SE is PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 71297 installed, a ‘‘change in product’’ alternative method of compliance (AMOC) approval request is not necessary to comply with the requirements of 14 CFR 39.17. Request To Clarify Certain Requirements All Nippon Airways (ANA) requested that we revise paragraph (i) of the proposed AD (79 FR 20824, April 14, 2014), which added new inspections for Group 2 airplanes in accordance with Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737– 53A1188, Revision 3, dated September 6, 2013. ANA claimed that this requirement included unnecessary procedures for opening and closing access from the aft side of the inspection area because the inspection is required from the forward side. ANA suggested that we include the information in Note 8 of paragraph 3.A., General Instructions, of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1188, Revision 3, dated September 6, 2013, to exclude the unnecessary procedures. Note 8 states, in part, as follows: If it is necessary to remove more parts for access, you can remove those parts. If you can get access without removing identified parts, it is not necessary to remove all of the identified parts. . . . We agree with the request. We have revised paragraph (i) in this AD to point to this exception in new paragraph (j)(4) in this AD. We have similarly changed paragraphs (g) and (h) in this AD to also specify this exception. Conclusion We reviewed the relevant data, considered the comments received, and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting this AD with the changes described previously and minor editorial changes. We have determined that these minor changes: • Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM (73 FR 20824, April 14, 2014) for correcting the unsafe condition; and • Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already proposed in the NPRM (73 FR 20824, April 14, 2014). We also determined that these changes will not increase the economic burden on any operator or increase the scope of this AD. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD affects 148 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD: E:\FR\FM\02DER1.SGM 02DER1 71298 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 231 / Tuesday, December 2, 2014 / Rules and Regulations ESTIMATED COSTS: REQUIRED ACTIONS Action Labor cost Inspection ...................... 31 to 33 work-hours × $85 per hour = up to $2,805 per inspection cycle. Cost per product Parts cost $0 Up to $2,805 per inspection cycle. Cost on U.S. operators Up to $415,140 per inspection cycle ESTIMATED COSTS: OPTIONAL MODIFICATION Action Labor cost Parts cost Repair/preventive change ...................... 12 to 30 work-hours × $85 per hour = up to $2,550. $564 to $2,236 .............. under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. We have received no definitive data that would enable us to provide cost estimates for the on-condition actions specified in this 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Regulatory Findings We have determined that this AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979), (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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Dec 01, 2014 Jkt 235001 List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by removing Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2008–17–03, Amendment 39–15641 (73 FR 48288, August 19, 2008), and adding the following new AD: ■ 2014–23–10 The Boeing Company: Amendment 39–18026; Docket No. FAA–2014–0195; Directorate Identifier 2013–NM–195–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective January 6, 2015. (b) Affected ADs This AD replaces AD 2008–17–03, Amendment 39–15641 (73 FR 48288, August 19, 2008). (c) Applicability (1) This AD applies to The Boeing Company airplanes, certificated in any category, identified in paragraphs (c)(1)(i) and (c)(1)(ii) of this AD. (i) Model 737–100, –200, –200C, –300, –400, and –500 series airplanes, as identified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737– 53A1197, dated August 25, 2006. (ii) Model 737–300, –400, and –500 series airplanes, as identified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1188, Revision 3, dated September 6, 2013. (2) Installation of Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) ST01219SE (http:// rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_ PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Cost per product Up to $4,786 Library/rgstc.nsf/0/ ebd1cec7b301293e86257cb30045557a/$FILE/ ST01219SE.pdf) does not affect the ability to accomplish the actions required by this AD. For airplanes on which STC ST01219SE (http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_ Guidance_Library/rgstc.nsf/0/ ebd1cec7b301293e86257cb30045557a/$FILE/ ST01219SE.pdf) is installed, therefore, a ‘‘change in product’’ alternative method of compliance (AMOC) approval request is not necessary to comply with the requirements of 14 CFR 39.17. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 53, Fuselage. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by reports of cracks found at the cutout in the web of body station frame 303.9 inboard of stringer 16L, and a new report of cracking found on an airplane not included in the applicability of AD 2008– 17–03, Amendment 39–15641 (73 FR 48288, August 19, 2008). We are issuing this AD to detect and correct such cracking, which could prevent the left forward entry door from sealing correctly, and could cause inflight decompression of the airplane. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Retained Repetitive Inspections: Group 1 Airplanes, Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1188, Revision 2, Dated May 9, 2007; or Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737– 53A1188, Revision 3, Dated September 6, 2013 This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (f) of AD 2008–17–03, Amendment 39–15641 (73 FR 48288, August 19, 2008), with revised service information and airplane groupings. For airplanes identified as Group 1 in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737– 53A1188, Revision 3, dated September 6, 2013: Do detailed and high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections in the web and doubler around the slotted holes in the frame web at stringers 15L and 16L, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1188, Revision 2, dated May 9, 2007; or Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1188, Revision 3, dated September 6, 2013, except as provided by paragraph (j)(4) of this AD. Do E:\FR\FM\02DER1.SGM 02DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 231 / Tuesday, December 2, 2014 / Rules and Regulations mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES the inspections at the applicable time specified in paragraph 1.E., ‘‘Compliance,’’ of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1188, Revision 3, dated September 6, 2013. Do all applicable corrective actions before further flight in accordance with Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1188, Revision 2, dated May 9, 2007; or Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1188, Revision 3, dated September 6, 2013; except as provided by paragraph (j)(3) of this AD. Repeat the inspections at intervals not to exceed 4,500 flight cycles, until accomplishment of the repair/preventive change in accordance with Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1188, Revision 2, dated May 9, 2007; or Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1188, Revision 3, dated September 6, 2013; which terminates the repetitive inspection requirements for the airplanes identified in this paragraph. A repair/preventive change done using Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1188, dated April 9, 1998; or Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1188, Revision 1, dated March 18, 1999; does not terminate the repetitive inspections, but the repetitive inspections may be terminated after the existing kit is replaced with a new kit in accordance with paragraph 3.B., Part II, step 3, or Part III, step 3, of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1188, Revision 2, dated May 9, 2007. As of the effective date of this AD, only Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1188, Revision 3, dated September 6, 2013, may be used to do the actions required by this paragraph. Note 1 to paragraph (g) of this AD: Airplanes identified as Group 1 in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1188, Revision 3, dated September 6, 2013, are the same as those identified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1188, Revision 2, dated May 9, 2007. (h) Retained Repetitive Inspections: Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1197, Dated August 25, 2006 This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (g) of AD 2008–17–03, Amendment 39–15641 (73 FR 48288, August 19, 2008). For airplanes identified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1197, dated August 25, 2006: Do an ultrasound inspection of the slot-shaped cutout in the web for the door stop strap at stringer 16L, an HFEC inspection of the web along the upper and lower edges of the doubler around the doorstop strap at stringer 16L, and a detailed inspection of the web around the doubler for the cutout at stringer 16L, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1197, dated August 25, 2006, except as provided by paragraph (j)(4) of this AD. Do the inspections at the applicable time specified in paragraph 1.E., ‘‘Compliance,’’ of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1197, dated August 25, 2006, except as provided by paragraph (j)(2) of this AD. Do all applicable corrective actions before further flight in accordance with Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1197, dated August 25, 2006, except as provided by paragraph (j)(3) of this AD. Repeat the inspections at intervals not to exceed 4,500 flight cycles, until accomplishment of the repair/preventive VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Dec 01, 2014 Jkt 235001 71299 change in accordance with Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1197, dated August 25, 2006, which terminates the repetitive inspections. Service Bulletin 737–53A1197, dated August 25, 2006. Operators may perform those actions in accordance with approved maintenance procedures. (i) New Repetitive Inspections: Group 2 Airplanes, Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1188, Revision 3, Dated September 6, 2013 For airplanes identified as Group 2 in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1188, Revision 3, dated September 6, 2013: At the applicable times specified in Table 3 of paragraph 1.E., ‘‘Compliance,’’ of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1188, Revision 3, dated September 6, 2013, except as required by paragraph (j)(1) of this AD: Do detailed and HFEC inspections for cracking in the web of the body station 303.9 frame at stringer 15L, and do all applicable corrective actions, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1188, Revision 3, dated September 6, 2013, except as required by paragraphs (j)(3) and (j)(4) of this AD. Do all applicable corrective actions before further flight. Repeat the inspection thereafter at the applicable time specified in Table 3 of paragraph 1.E., ‘‘Compliance,’’ of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1188, Revision 3, dated September 6, 2013. Accomplishment of a repair using a method approved in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (k) of this AD terminates the repetitive inspections required by this paragraph for the area covered by the repair. (k) 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 (l)(1) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-Seattle-ACO-AMOCRequests@faa.gov. (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. (3) An AMOC that provides an acceptable level of safety may be used for any repair required by this AD if it is approved by the Boeing Commercial Airplanes Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) that has been authorized by the Manager, Seattle ACO, to make those findings. For a repair method to be approved, the repair must meet the certification basis of the airplane, and the approval must specifically refer to this AD. (4) AMOCs approved previously for AD 2008–17–03, Amendment 39–15641 (73 FR 48288, August 19, 2008), are approved as AMOCs for the corresponding provisions of this AD. (j) Exceptions to Service Information Specifications (1) Where Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1188, Revision 3, dated September 6, 2013, specifies a compliance time ‘‘after the Revision 3 date of this service bulletin,’’ this AD requires compliance within the specified time after the effective date of this AD. (2) Where Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1197, dated August 25, 2006, specifies a compliance time ‘‘After the Date of this Service Bulletin,’’ this AD requires compliance for paragraph (h) of this AD within the specified time after September 23, 2008 (the effective date of AD 2008–17–03, Amendment 39–15641 (73 FR 48288, August 19, 2008)). For the initial inspection, the grace period for airplanes that have exceeded the specified threshold is extended to 4,500 flight cycles after September 23, 2008 (the effective date of AD 2008–17–03). (3) Where Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1188, Revision 2, dated May 9, 2007; Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1188, Revision 3, dated September 6, 2013; and Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1197, dated August 25, 2006; specify to contact Boeing for appropriate action, including repair of damage outside the scope of the service information, repair using a method approved in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (k) of this AD. (4) This AD does not require the specific access and restoration instructions identified in the Work Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1188, Revision 3, dated September 6, 2013; and Boeing Alert PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (l) Related Information For more information about this AD, contact Nenita Odessa, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Branch, ANM–120L, FAA, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 3960 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, California 90712–4137; phone: 562–627– 5234; fax: 562–627–5210; email: nenita.odessa@faa.gov. (m) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (3) The following service information was approved for IBR on January 6, 2015. (i) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737– 53A1188, Revision 3, dated September 6, 2013. (ii) Reserved. (4) The following service information was approved for IBR on September 23, 2008 (73 FR 48288, August 19, 2008). (i) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737– 53A1188, Revision 2, dated May 9, 2007. (ii) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737– 53A1197, dated August 25, 2006. (5) For service information identified in this AD, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, P. O. Box 3707, MC 2H–65, E:\FR\FM\02DER1.SGM 02DER1 71300 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 231 / Tuesday, December 2, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Seattle, WA 98124–2207; telephone 206– 544–5000, extension 1; fax 206–766–5680; Internet https://www.myboeingfleet.com. (6) You may view this service information at FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. (7) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Renton, Washington, on November 5, 2014. Jeffrey E. Duven, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2009–0776; Directorate Identifier 2009–NE–32–AD; Amendment 39– 18007; AD 2010–17–11R2] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Dowty Propellers Constant Speed Propellers Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2009– 0776; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, the mandatory continuing airworthiness information, regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647–5527) is Document Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: We are revising airworthiness directive (AD) 2010–17–11R1, which applies to all Dowty Propellers R408/6– 123–F/17 model propellers. AD 2010– 17–11R1 required initial application of sealant between the bus bar assembly and the backplate assembly of certain line-replaceable units (LRUs) and repetitive re-applications of sealant on all R408/6–123–F/17 model propellers. AD 2010–17–11R1 also provided an optional terminating action to the repetitive re-application of sealant. This AD increases the interval allowed between the required re-application of sealant, and specifies an additional acceptable sealant. This AD was prompted by failure of the propeller deice bus bar due to friction or contact between the bus bar and the backplate assembly, consequent intermittent short circuit, and possible double generator failure. We are issuing this AD to prevent an in-flight double generator failure, which could result in reduced control of the airplane. DATES: This AD is effective January 6, 2015. SUMMARY: 16:18 Dec 01, 2014 For service information identified in this AD, contact Dowty Propellers, Anson Business Park, Cheltenham Road East, Gloucester GL2 9QN, UK; phone: 44 0 1452 716000; fax: 44 0 1452 716001. You may view this service information at the FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7125. ADDRESSES: Examining the AD Docket [FR Doc. 2014–27362 Filed 12–1–14; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of January 6, 2015. Jkt 235001 Michael Schwetz, Aerospace Engineer, Boston Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781– 238–7761; fax 781–238–7170; email: michael.schwetz@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to revise AD 2010–17–11R1, Amendment 39–17481 (78 FR 41283, July 10, 2013), (‘‘AD 2010–17–11R1’’). AD 2010–17–11R1 applied to the specified products. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on March 19, 2014 (79 FR 15269). The NPRM proposed to require increasing the interval allowed between the required re-application of sealant and specified an additional acceptable sealant. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We considered the comments received. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Request Correction to the Applicability and Compliance Paragraphs Horizon Air requested a correction in the Applicability and Compliance paragraphs for possible typographical errors between AD 2010–17–11R1 and the NPRM (79 FR 15269, March 19, 2014). Horizon Air stated that the Applicability has changed from ‘‘. . . serial number (S/N) below DAP0327’’ in AD 2010–17–11R1 to ‘‘. . . S/N below DAP0927’’ in the proposed rule. With no discussion about the increased number of affected propellers, Horizon Air believes that typographical errors exist in the Applicability and Compliance sections. We do not agree. AD 2010–17–11R1 required initial sealant application to all Dowty Propellers R408/6–123–F/17 model propellers with a hub, actuator, and backplate assembly LRU S/Ns below DAP0347, not DAP0327 as quoted above. AD 2010–17–11R1 also required repetitive re-application of sealant for all LRU S/Ns below DAP0927. We did not change this AD. Request Change to Optional Terminating Action Horizon Air requested that all revisions to Dowty Propellers Service Bulletin (SB) No. D8400–61–94 be included in the Optional Terminating Action paragraph. The implied reason for this request was to support terminating action throughout the range of qualified SBs. We partially agree. We agree that Dowty Propellers SB No. D8400–61–94, Revision 6, dated December 12, 2013 and earlier revisions provide adequate corrective actions to address the unsafe condition. We changed the Optional Terminating Action paragraph to include Dowty Propellers SB No. D8400–61–94, Revision 6, dated December 12, 2013 and earlier revisions. We do not agree that unknown future SB versions should be included in this AD. The content of future SB revisions is speculation. We did not change this AD to include all revisions of the SB. Request for Alternative Method of Compliance Horizon Air requested that we allow the use of 3M 4200 sealant as an equivalent replacement for the 3M 5300 sealant. We agree. We approved 3M 4200 as an acceptable sealant in response to the Horizon Air comment to AD 2010–17– 11R1 when that AD was at the NPRM stage; see 78 FR 41283, July 10, 2013. 3M 4200 sealant is also one of three sealants identified in Dowty Propellers Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) No. D8400– E:\FR\FM\02DER1.SGM 02DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 231 (Tuesday, December 2, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 71296-71300]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-27362]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2014-0195; Directorate Identifier 2013-NM-195-AD; 
Amendment 39-18026; AD 2014-23-10]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2008-17-03 for 
certain The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and 
-500 series airplanes. AD 2008-17-03 required repetitive inspections to 
detect fuselage frame cracking, and corrective action if necessary. AD 
2008-17-03 also provided for optional terminating action (repair/
preventive change) for the repetitive inspections. This new AD adds 
airplanes to the applicability, but does not provide terminating action 
for the newly added airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of 
cracks found at the cutout in the web of body station

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frame 303.9 inboard of stringer 16L, as well as a new report of 
cracking found on an airplane not identified in the applicability of AD 
2008-17-03. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fuselage frame 
cracking, which could prevent the left forward entry door from sealing 
correctly, and could cause in-flight decompression of the airplane.

DATES: This AD is effective January 6, 2015.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of January 6, 
2015.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain other publications listed in this AD as of 
September 23, 2008 (73 FR 48288, August 19, 2008).

ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, 
P.O. Box 3707, MC 2H-65, Seattle, WA 98124-2207; telephone 206-544-
5000, extension 1; fax 206-766-5680; Internet https://www.myboeingfleet.com. You may view this referenced service information 
at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., 
Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the 
FAA, call 425-227-1221.

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2014-
0195; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 
5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket 
contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and 
other information. The address for the Docket Office (phone: 800-647-
5527) is Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 
Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 
New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nenita Odessa, Aerospace Engineer, 
Airframe Branch, ANM-120L, FAA, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification 
Office (ACO), 3960 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, California 90712-
4137; phone: 562-627-5234; fax: 562-627-5210; email: 
nenita.odessa@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Discussion

    We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR 
part 39 to supersede AD 2008-17-03, Amendment 39-15641 (73 FR 48288, 
August 19, 2008). AD 2008-17-03 applied to certain The Boeing Company 
Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. The 
NPRM published in the Federal Register on April 14, 2014 (79 FR 20824). 
The NPRM was prompted by reports of cracks found at the cutout in the 
web of body station frame 303.9 inboard of stringer 16L, and the 
subsequent determination that additional airplanes are subject to the 
requirements of AD 2008-17-03. The NPRM proposed to continue to require 
repetitive inspections for fuselage frame cracking and applicable 
corrective action, add airplanes to the applicability, and to provide 
optional terminating action (repair/preventive change) for the 
repetitive inspections for the airplanes subject to AD 2008-17-03. We 
are issuing this AD to detect and correct fuselage frame cracking, 
which could prevent the left forward entry door from sealing correctly, 
and could cause in-flight decompression of the airplane.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. The following presents the comments received on the NPRM (79 
FR 20824, April 14, 2014) and the FAA's response to each comment.

Effect of Winglets on This AD

    Aviation Partners Boeing stated that accomplishing the supplemental 
type certificate (STC) ST01219SE (http://rgl.faa.gov/
Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgstc.nsf/0/
ebd1cec7b301293e86257cb30045557a/$FILE/ST01219SE.pdf) does not affect 
the actions specified in the NPRM (79 FR 20824, April 14, 2014).
    We concur with the commenter. We have redesignated paragraphs (c), 
(c)(1), and (c)(2) of the NPRM (79 FR 20824, April 14, 2014) as 
paragraphs (c)(1), (c)(1)(i), and (c)(1)(ii) of this AD, and added new 
paragraph (c)(2) to this AD to state that installation of STC ST01219SE 
(http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgstc.nsf/0/
ebd1cec7b301293e86257cb30045557a/$FILE/ST01219SE.pdf) does not affect 
the ability to accomplish the actions required by this AD. Therefore, 
for airplanes on which STC ST01219SE is installed, a ``change in 
product'' alternative method of compliance (AMOC) approval request is 
not necessary to comply with the requirements of 14 CFR 39.17.

Request To Clarify Certain Requirements

    All Nippon Airways (ANA) requested that we revise paragraph (i) of 
the proposed AD (79 FR 20824, April 14, 2014), which added new 
inspections for Group 2 airplanes in accordance with Boeing Alert 
Service Bulletin 737-53A1188, Revision 3, dated September 6, 2013. ANA 
claimed that this requirement included unnecessary procedures for 
opening and closing access from the aft side of the inspection area 
because the inspection is required from the forward side. ANA suggested 
that we include the information in Note 8 of paragraph 3.A., General 
Instructions, of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-53A1188, Revision 3, 
dated September 6, 2013, to exclude the unnecessary procedures. Note 8 
states, in part, as follows:

If it is necessary to remove more parts for access, you can remove 
those parts. If you can get access without removing identified 
parts, it is not necessary to remove all of the identified parts. . 
. .

    We agree with the request. We have revised paragraph (i) in this AD 
to point to this exception in new paragraph (j)(4) in this AD. We have 
similarly changed paragraphs (g) and (h) in this AD to also specify 
this exception.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the relevant data, considered the comments received, 
and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting 
this AD with the changes described previously and minor editorial 
changes. We have determined that these minor changes:
     Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the 
NPRM (73 FR 20824, April 14, 2014) for correcting the unsafe condition; 
and
     Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was 
already proposed in the NPRM (73 FR 20824, April 14, 2014).
    We also determined that these changes will not increase the 
economic burden on any operator or increase the scope of this AD.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD affects 148 airplanes of U.S. registry.
    We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD:

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                                        Estimated Costs: Required Actions
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                                                                                                  Cost on U.S.
             Action                     Labor cost           Parts cost     Cost per  product      operators
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Inspection.....................  31 to 33 work-hours x                $0   Up to $2,805 per    Up to $415,140
                                  $85 per hour = up to                      inspection cycle.   per inspection
                                  $2,805 per inspection                                         cycle
                                  cycle.
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                                     Estimated Costs: Optional Modification
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               Action                         Labor cost                Parts cost           Cost per product
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Repair/preventive change...........  12 to 30 work-hours x $85    $564 to $2,236........  Up to $4,786
                                      per hour = up to $2,550.
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    We have received no definitive data that would enable us to provide 
cost estimates for the on-condition actions specified in this 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 have determined that this AD will not have federalism 
implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a 
substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between 
the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power 
and responsibilities among the various levels of government.
    For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD:
    (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive 
Order 12866,
    (2) Is not a ``significant rule'' under DOT Regulatory Policies and 
Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979),
    (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and
    (4) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or 
negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

Adoption of the Amendment

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

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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

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


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

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2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by removing Airworthiness Directive (AD) 
2008-17-03, Amendment 39-15641 (73 FR 48288, August 19, 2008), and 
adding the following new AD:

2014-23-10 The Boeing Company: Amendment 39-18026; Docket No. FAA-
2014-0195; Directorate Identifier 2013-NM-195-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective January 6, 2015.

(b) Affected ADs

    This AD replaces AD 2008-17-03, Amendment 39-15641 (73 FR 48288, 
August 19, 2008).

(c) Applicability

    (1) This AD applies to The Boeing Company airplanes, 
certificated in any category, identified in paragraphs (c)(1)(i) and 
(c)(1)(ii) of this AD.
    (i) Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series 
airplanes, as identified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-
53A1197, dated August 25, 2006.
    (ii) Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes, as 
identified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-53A1188, Revision 3, 
dated September 6, 2013.
    (2) Installation of Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) 
ST01219SE (http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/
rgstc.nsf/0/ebd1cec7b301293e86257cb30045557a/$FILE/ST01219SE.pdf) 
does not affect the ability to accomplish the actions required by 
this AD. For airplanes on which STC ST01219SE (http://rgl.faa.gov/
Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgstc.nsf/0/
ebd1cec7b301293e86257cb30045557a/$FILE/ST01219SE.pdf) is installed, 
therefore, a ``change in product'' alternative method of compliance 
(AMOC) approval request is not necessary to comply with the 
requirements of 14 CFR 39.17.

(d) Subject

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

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by reports of cracks found at the cutout in 
the web of body station frame 303.9 inboard of stringer 16L, and a 
new report of cracking found on an airplane not included in the 
applicability of AD 2008-17-03, Amendment 39-15641 (73 FR 48288, 
August 19, 2008). We are issuing this AD to detect and correct such 
cracking, which could prevent the left forward entry door from 
sealing correctly, and could cause in-flight decompression of the 
airplane.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Retained Repetitive Inspections: Group 1 Airplanes, Boeing Alert 
Service Bulletin 737-53A1188, Revision 2, Dated May 9, 2007; or Boeing 
Alert Service Bulletin 737-53A1188, Revision 3, Dated September 6, 2013

    This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (f) of AD 
2008-17-03, Amendment 39-15641 (73 FR 48288, August 19, 2008), with 
revised service information and airplane groupings. For airplanes 
identified as Group 1 in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-53A1188, 
Revision 3, dated September 6, 2013: Do detailed and high frequency 
eddy current (HFEC) inspections in the web and doubler around the 
slotted holes in the frame web at stringers 15L and 16L, in 
accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert 
Service Bulletin 737-53A1188, Revision 2, dated May 9, 2007; or 
Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-53A1188, Revision 3, dated 
September 6, 2013, except as provided by paragraph (j)(4) of this 
AD. Do

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the inspections at the applicable time specified in paragraph 1.E., 
``Compliance,'' of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-53A1188, 
Revision 3, dated September 6, 2013. Do all applicable corrective 
actions before further flight in accordance with Boeing Alert 
Service Bulletin 737-53A1188, Revision 2, dated May 9, 2007; or 
Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-53A1188, Revision 3, dated 
September 6, 2013; except as provided by paragraph (j)(3) of this 
AD. Repeat the inspections at intervals not to exceed 4,500 flight 
cycles, until accomplishment of the repair/preventive change in 
accordance with Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-53A1188, Revision 
2, dated May 9, 2007; or Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-53A1188, 
Revision 3, dated September 6, 2013; which terminates the repetitive 
inspection requirements for the airplanes identified in this 
paragraph. A repair/preventive change done using Boeing Alert 
Service Bulletin 737-53A1188, dated April 9, 1998; or Boeing Alert 
Service Bulletin 737-53A1188, Revision 1, dated March 18, 1999; does 
not terminate the repetitive inspections, but the repetitive 
inspections may be terminated after the existing kit is replaced 
with a new kit in accordance with paragraph 3.B., Part II, step 3, 
or Part III, step 3, of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-53A1188, 
Revision 2, dated May 9, 2007. As of the effective date of this AD, 
only Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-53A1188, Revision 3, dated 
September 6, 2013, may be used to do the actions required by this 
paragraph.
    Note 1 to paragraph (g) of this AD: Airplanes identified as 
Group 1 in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-53A1188, Revision 3, 
dated September 6, 2013, are the same as those identified in Boeing 
Alert Service Bulletin 737-53A1188, Revision 2, dated May 9, 2007.

(h) Retained Repetitive Inspections: Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-
53A1197, Dated August 25, 2006

    This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (g) of AD 
2008-17-03, Amendment 39-15641 (73 FR 48288, August 19, 2008). For 
airplanes identified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-53A1197, 
dated August 25, 2006: Do an ultrasound inspection of the slot-
shaped cutout in the web for the door stop strap at stringer 16L, an 
HFEC inspection of the web along the upper and lower edges of the 
doubler around the doorstop strap at stringer 16L, and a detailed 
inspection of the web around the doubler for the cutout at stringer 
16L, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing 
Alert Service Bulletin 737-53A1197, dated August 25, 2006, except as 
provided by paragraph (j)(4) of this AD. Do the inspections at the 
applicable time specified in paragraph 1.E., ``Compliance,'' of 
Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-53A1197, dated August 25, 2006, 
except as provided by paragraph (j)(2) of this AD. Do all applicable 
corrective actions before further flight in accordance with Boeing 
Alert Service Bulletin 737-53A1197, dated August 25, 2006, except as 
provided by paragraph (j)(3) of this AD. Repeat the inspections at 
intervals not to exceed 4,500 flight cycles, until accomplishment of 
the repair/preventive change in accordance with Boeing Alert Service 
Bulletin 737-53A1197, dated August 25, 2006, which terminates the 
repetitive inspections.

(i) New Repetitive Inspections: Group 2 Airplanes, Boeing Alert Service 
Bulletin 737-53A1188, Revision 3, Dated September 6, 2013

    For airplanes identified as Group 2 in Boeing Alert Service 
Bulletin 737-53A1188, Revision 3, dated September 6, 2013: At the 
applicable times specified in Table 3 of paragraph 1.E., 
``Compliance,'' of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-53A1188, 
Revision 3, dated September 6, 2013, except as required by paragraph 
(j)(1) of this AD: Do detailed and HFEC inspections for cracking in 
the web of the body station 303.9 frame at stringer 15L, and do all 
applicable corrective actions, in accordance with the Accomplishment 
Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-53A1188, Revision 
3, dated September 6, 2013, except as required by paragraphs (j)(3) 
and (j)(4) of this AD. Do all applicable corrective actions before 
further flight. Repeat the inspection thereafter at the applicable 
time specified in Table 3 of paragraph 1.E., ``Compliance,'' of 
Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-53A1188, Revision 3, dated 
September 6, 2013. Accomplishment of a repair using a method 
approved in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph 
(k) of this AD terminates the repetitive inspections required by 
this paragraph for the area covered by the repair.

(j) Exceptions to Service Information Specifications

    (1) Where Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-53A1188, Revision 3, 
dated September 6, 2013, specifies a compliance time ``after the 
Revision 3 date of this service bulletin,'' this AD requires 
compliance within the specified time after the effective date of 
this AD.
    (2) Where Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-53A1197, dated 
August 25, 2006, specifies a compliance time ``After the Date of 
this Service Bulletin,'' this AD requires compliance for paragraph 
(h) of this AD within the specified time after September 23, 2008 
(the effective date of AD 2008-17-03, Amendment 39-15641 (73 FR 
48288, August 19, 2008)). For the initial inspection, the grace 
period for airplanes that have exceeded the specified threshold is 
extended to 4,500 flight cycles after September 23, 2008 (the 
effective date of AD 2008-17-03).
    (3) Where Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-53A1188, Revision 2, 
dated May 9, 2007; Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-53A1188, 
Revision 3, dated September 6, 2013; and Boeing Alert Service 
Bulletin 737-53A1197, dated August 25, 2006; specify to contact 
Boeing for appropriate action, including repair of damage outside 
the scope of the service information, repair using a method approved 
in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (k) of this 
AD.
    (4) This AD does not require the specific access and restoration 
instructions identified in the Work Instructions of Boeing Alert 
Service Bulletin 737-53A1188, Revision 3, dated September 6, 2013; 
and Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-53A1197, dated August 25, 
2006. Operators may perform those actions in accordance with 
approved maintenance procedures.

(k) 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 (l)(1) of this AD. 
Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-Seattle-ACO-AMOC-Requests@faa.gov.
    (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate 
principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager 
of the local flight standards district office/certificate holding 
district office.
    (3) An AMOC that provides an acceptable level of safety may be 
used for any repair required by this AD if it is approved by the 
Boeing Commercial Airplanes Organization Designation Authorization 
(ODA) that has been authorized by the Manager, Seattle ACO, to make 
those findings. For a repair method to be approved, the repair must 
meet the certification basis of the airplane, and the approval must 
specifically refer to this AD.
    (4) AMOCs approved previously for AD 2008-17-03, Amendment 39-
15641 (73 FR 48288, August 19, 2008), are approved as AMOCs for the 
corresponding provisions of this AD.

(l) Related Information

    For more information about this AD, contact Nenita Odessa, 
Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Branch, ANM-120L, FAA, Los Angeles 
Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 3960 Paramount Boulevard, 
Lakewood, California 90712-4137; phone: 562-627-5234; fax: 562-627-
5210; email: nenita.odessa@faa.gov.

(m) Material Incorporated by Reference

    (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed 
in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
    (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do 
the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise.
    (3) The following service information was approved for IBR on 
January 6, 2015.
    (i) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-53A1188, Revision 3, dated 
September 6, 2013.
    (ii) Reserved.
    (4) The following service information was approved for IBR on 
September 23, 2008 (73 FR 48288, August 19, 2008).
    (i) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-53A1188, Revision 2, dated 
May 9, 2007.
    (ii) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-53A1197, dated August 25, 
2006.
    (5) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, 
P. O. Box 3707, MC 2H-65,

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Seattle, WA 98124-2207; telephone 206-544-5000, extension 1; fax 
206-766-5680; Internet https://www.myboeingfleet.com.
    (6) You may view this service information at FAA, Transport 
Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For 
information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 
425-227-1221.
    (7) You may view this service information that is incorporated 
by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration 
(NARA). For information on the availability of this material at 
NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on November 5, 2014.
Jeffrey E. Duven,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
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