Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes, 20219-20222 [2016-07576]

Download as PDF 20219 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 67 Thursday, April 7, 2016 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each week. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2015–0075; Directorate Identifier 2014–NM–202–AD; Amendment 39–18461; AD 2016–07–16] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013–26– 08 for certain The Boeing Company Model 737–600, –700, –700C, –800, –900, and –900ER series airplanes. AD 2013–26–08 required inspecting the orientation of both sides of the coil cord connector keyways of the number 2 windows on the flight deck; re-clocking the connector keyways, if necessary; and replacing the coil cord assemblies on both number 2 windows on the flight deck. This new AD adds airplanes to the applicability. AD 2013–26–08 resulted from reports of arcing and smoke at the left number 2 window in the flight deck. This AD was prompted by a determination that additional airplanes are subject to the same identified unsafe condition. We are issuing this AD to prevent arcing, smoke, and fire in the flight deck, which could lead to injuries to or incapacitation of the flightcrew. DATES: This AD is effective May 12, 2016. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of February 10, 2014 (79 FR 545, January 6, 2014). ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:09 Apr 06, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 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. This service information is also available on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2015– 0075. 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–2015– 0075; 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: Frank Carreras, Aerospace Engineer, Systems and Equipment Branch, ANM– 130S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; phone: 425– 917–6442; fax: 425–917–6590; email: frank.carreras@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to supersede AD 2013–26–08, Amendment 39–17717 (79 FR 545, January 6, 2014) (‘‘AD 2013–26–08’’). AD 2013–26–08 applied to certain The Boeing Company Model 737–600, –700, –700C, –800, –900, and –900ER series airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on January 23, 2015 (80 FR 3527) (‘‘the NPRM’’). AD 2013– 26–08 resulted from reports of arcing and smoke at the left number 2 window in the flight deck. The NPRM was prompted by a determination that additional airplanes are subject to the PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 same identified unsafe condition. The NPRM proposed to continue to require inspecting the orientation of both sides of the coil cord connector keyways of the number 2 windows on the flight deck; re-clocking the connector keyways, if necessary; and replacing the coil cord assemblies on both number 2 windows on the flight deck. The NPRM also proposed to add airplanes to the applicability. We are issuing this AD to prevent arcing, smoke, and fire in the flight deck, which could lead to injuries to or incapacitation of the flightcrew. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. The following presents the comments received on the NPRM and the FAA’s response to each comment. Support for the NPRM Boeing stated that it supports the NPRM as written. Effect of Winglets on Accomplishment of the Proposed Actions Aviation Partners Boeing stated that the installation of winglets per Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) ST00830SE (http://rgl.faa.gov/ Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/ rgstc.nsf/0/ 184de9a71ec3fa5586257eae00707da6/ $FILE/ST00830SE.pdf) does not affect the accomplishment of the manufacturer’s service instructions. We agree with the commenter that STC ST00830SE (http://rgl.faa.gov/ Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/ rgstc.nsf/0/ 184de9a71ec3fa5586257eae00707da6/ $FILE/ST00830SE.pdf) does not affect the accomplishment of the manufacturer’s service instructions. Therefore, the installation of STC ST00830SE does not affect the ability to accomplish the actions required by this AD. We have not changed this AD in this regard. Comment Regarding Applicability United Airlines (UAL) stated that it found it curious that the technical compliance mandated in AD 2013–26– 08 was per Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–30–1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 2013, whereas the airplane applicability in AD 2013–26– 08 was based on Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–30– 1058, Revision 4, dated November 3, E:\FR\FM\07APR1.SGM 07APR1 20220 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 67 / Thursday, April 7, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 2011. UAL stated that, consequently, it anticipated further regulatory action that would include the Group 3 airplanes specified in Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–30– 1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 2013, and has acted accordingly. UAL also stated that, since it was already planning accomplishment on the Group 3 airplanes, the only impact to it will be to change the AD number on the compliance documentation. UAL stated that it has no further comments at this time. We acknowledge UAL’s comment. No change to this AD is necessary. Conclusion We reviewed the relevant data, considered the comments received, and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting this AD as proposed except for minor editorial changes. We have determined that these minor changes: • Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM for correcting the unsafe condition; and • Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already proposed in the NPRM. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD affects 718 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD: ESTIMATED COSTS Action Labor cost Keyway inspection and installation (Group 1, Configuration 1 airplanes) [actions retained from AD 2013-26-08]. Adjustment of receptacles (Group 1, Configuration 2, Group 2, and Group 3 airplanes) [actions retained from AD 2013-26-08]. Coil cord inspection (Group 1, Configuration 3, and Group 2 airplanes) [actions retained from AD 2013-26-08]. Parts cost Number of airplanes Cost per product Cost on U.S. operators 6 work-hours × $85 per hour = $510. $1,608 $2,118 ....................... 712 $1,508,016. 4 work-hours × $85 per hour = $340. 0 340 ............................ 410 139,400. 1 work-hour × $85 per hour = $85 per coil cord. 0 85 per coil cord ........ 404 34,340 per coil cord. We estimate the following costs to do any necessary replacements that would be required based on the results of the coil cord inspection. We have no way of determining the number of aircraft that might need these replacements: ON-CONDITION COSTS Action Labor cost Parts cost Replacement ............... 3 work-hours × $85 per hour = $255 per coil cord assembly. $1,735 per coil cord assembly ..... Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES According to the manufacturer, some of the costs of this AD may be covered under warranty, thereby reducing the cost impact on affected individuals. We do not control warranty coverage for affected individuals. As a result, we have included all costs in our cost estimate. Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, Section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the Agency’s authority. We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701, ‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:09 Apr 06, 2016 Jkt 238001 Cost per product $1,990 per coil cord assembly. 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. (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. Regulatory Findings List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 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), Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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. E:\FR\FM\07APR1.SGM 07APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 67 / Thursday, April 7, 2016 / Rules and Regulations § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by removing Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013–26–08, Amendment 39–17717 (79 FR 545, January 6, 2014), and adding the following new AD: ■ 2016–07–16 The Boeing Company: Amendment 39–18461; Docket No. FAA–2015–0075; Directorate Identifier 2014–NM–202–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective May 12, 2016. (b) Affected ADs This AD replaces AD 2013–26–08, Amendment 39–17717 (79 FR 545, January 6, 2014) (‘‘AD 2013–26–08’’). (c) Applicability This AD applies to The Boeing Company Model 737–600, –700, –700C, –800, –900, and –900ER series airplanes, certificated in any category, as identified in Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–30–1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 2013. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 30, Ice and Rain Protection. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by reports of arcing and smoke at the left number 2 window in the flight deck. We are issuing this AD to prevent arcing, smoke, and fire in the flight deck, which could lead to injuries to or incapacitation of the flightcrew. Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Retained Inspection and Replacement for Group 1, Configuration 1, Airplanes This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (g) of AD 2013–26–08, with no changes. For airplanes identified as Group 1, Configuration 1, in Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–30–1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 2013: Within 48 months after February 10, 2014 (the effective date of AD 2013–26–08), do the actions specified in paragraphs (g)(1) and (g)(2) of this AD. (1) Do a general visual inspection of the orientation of the coil cord connector keyways on the captain’s and first officer’s sides of the flight compartment, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–30–1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 2013, except as specified in paragraph (k) of this AD. If the orientation is not at the specified position, before further flight, turn the receptacle connector to the correct position, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–30– 1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 2013, except as specified in paragraph (k) of this AD. (2) Replace the coil cords with new coil cords on both sides of the flight deck, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Special Attention VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:09 Apr 06, 2016 Jkt 238001 Service Bulletin 737–30–1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 2013, except as specified in paragraph (k) of this AD. (h) Retained Receptacle Replacement for Group 1, Configuration 2, and Group 2, Configuration 1, Airplanes This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (h) of AD 2013–26–08, with no changes. For airplanes identified as Group 1, Configuration 2, and Group 2, Configuration 1, in Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–30–1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 2013: Within 48 months after February 10, 2014 (the effective date of AD 2013–26–08), install the receptacle connector with changed keyway position on both sides of the flight deck, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–30– 1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 2013, except as specified in paragraph (k) of this AD. (i) Retained Coil Cord Inspection and Corrective Action This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (i) of AD 2013–26–08, with no changes. For airplanes identified as Group 1, Configuration 3, and Group 2, Configuration 2, in Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–30–1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 2013: Within 48 months after February 10, 2014 (the effective date of AD 2013–26–08), do a general visual inspection for rubbing damage of the coil cord on the captain’s and first officer’s sides of the flight compartment, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–30– 1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 2013, except as specified in paragraph (k) of this AD. If any rubbing damage is found: Before further flight, replace the coil cord with a new coil cord, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–30– 1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 2013, except as specified in paragraph (k) of this AD. (j) New Requirements of This AD: Receptacle Replacement for Group 3 Airplanes For airplanes identified as Group 3 in Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–30–1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 2013: Within 48 months after the effective date of this AD, install the receptacle connector with changed keyway position on both sides of the flight deck, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–30–1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 2013, except as specified in paragraph (k) of this AD. (k) Exceptions to Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–30–1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 2013 (1) This paragraph restates the provisions of paragraph (j)(1) of AD 2013–26–08, with no changes. In the circuit breaker tables of the Work Instructions of Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–30–1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 2013, the panel number for circuit breaker C00393 is incorrectly identified as ‘‘P6–12.’’ The correct PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 20221 panel number reference for circuit breaker C00393, ‘‘WINDOW HEAT POWER RIGHT SIDE,’’ is P6–11. (2) This paragraph restates the provisions of paragraph (j)(2) of AD 2013–26–08, with no changes. In paragraph 3.B. of the Work Instructions of Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–30–1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 2013, the description for Part 3 of the Work Instructions is identified as ‘‘PART 3: RECEPTACLE CONNECTOR POSITION CHANGE,’’ which is incorrect. The correct description for Part 3 of the Work Instructions is ‘‘PART 3: COIL CORD INSPECTION AND REPLACEMENT IF DAMAGE IS FOUND.’’ (3) This paragraph restates the provisions of paragraph (j)(3) of AD 2013–26–08, with no changes. In Figures 13 and 14, in paragraph 3.B. of the Work Instructions of Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–30–1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 2013, the note before the step tables misidentifies certain parts and airplane groups. The note should read: Note: Group 1 and Group 2 airplanes have the connector receptacle identified as D10572. Group 3 airplanes have the connector receptacle identified as D10560. Except for Group 1 airplanes, a wire diagram change is not necessary and not shown in this service bulletin. (l) Credit for Previous Actions This paragraph restates the provisions of paragraph (k) of AD 2013–26–08, with no changes. This paragraph provides credit for the replacement required by paragraph (g)(2) of this AD, if the replacement was performed before February 10, 2014 (the effective date of AD 2013–26–08), using the service information specified in paragraph (l)(1), (l)(2), (l)(3), (l)(4), or (l)(5) of this AD, provided that the actions required by paragraph (h) of this AD were done as specified in Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–30–1058, Revision 4, dated November 3, 2011; or Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–30–1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 2013; for airplanes in Group 1, Configuration 2, and Group 2. (1) Boeing Service Bulletin 737–30–1058, dated July 27, 2006, which is not incorporated by reference in this AD. (2) Boeing Service Bulletin 737–30–1058, Revision 1, dated June 18, 2007, which is not incorporated by reference in this AD. (3) Boeing Service Bulletin 737–30–1058, Revision 2, dated February 13, 2009, which is not incorporated by reference in this AD. (4) Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–30–1058, Revision 3, dated July 7, 2010, which is not incorporated by reference in this AD. (5) Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–30–1058, Revision 4, dated November 3, 2011, which was previously incorporated by reference on February 10, 2014 (79 FR 545, January 6, 2014). (m) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if E:\FR\FM\07APR1.SGM 07APR1 20222 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 67 / Thursday, April 7, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 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 (n)(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) AMOCs approved for AD 2013–26–08, are approved as AMOCs for the corresponding provisions of this AD. (4) For airplanes identified as Group 3 in Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–30–1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 2013, AMOCs approved for the actions required by paragraph (h) of AD 2013–26–08, are approved as AMOCs for the corresponding provisions of paragraph (j) of this AD. Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES (n) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Frank Carreras, Aerospace Engineer, Systems and Equipment Branch, ANM–130S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; phone: 425–917–6442; fax: 425– 917–6590; email: frank.carreras@faa.gov. (2) Service information identified in this AD that is not incorporated by reference is available at the addresses specified in paragraphs (o)(4) and (o)(5) of this AD. (o) 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 February 10, 2014 (79 FR 545, January 6, 2014). (i) Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–30–1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 2013. (ii) Reserved. (4) For Boeing 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. (5) 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. (6) 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:09 Apr 06, 2016 Jkt 238001 Federal Aviation Administration ˇ Letnany, Czech Republic; phone: +420 222 538 111; fax: +420 222 538 222. You may view this service information at the FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7125. It is also available on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2016– 3692. 14 CFR Part 39 Examining the AD Docket [Docket No. FAA–2016–3692; Directorate Identifier 2016–NE–05–AD; Amendment 39– 18458; AD 2016–07–13] You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2016– 3692; or in person at the Docket Operations office 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 (MCAI), regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The 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. Issued in Renton, Washington, on March 24, 2016. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2016–07576 Filed 4–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; GE Aviation Czech s.r.o. Turboprop Engines Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain GE Aviation Czech s.r.o. M601E–11 turboprop engines. This AD requires inspection of the engine power turbine (PT) disk and, if found damaged, its replacement with a part eligible for installation. This AD was prompted by discovery of damage to certain engine PT disks during engine shop visits. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the engine PT disk, which could result in release of high-energy debris, damage to the engine, and reduced control of the airplane. DATES: This AD becomes effective April 22, 2016. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of April 22, 2016. We must receive comments on this AD by May 23, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: 202–493–2251. For service information identified in this AD, contact GE Aviation Czech ´ s.r.o., Beranovych 65, 199 02 Praha 9— SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth Steeves, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238–7765; fax: 781–238–7199; email: kenneth.steeves@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight safety, and we did not precede it by notice and opportunity for public comment. We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2016–3692; Directorate Identifier 2016–NE–05–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this 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 with FAA personnel concerning this AD. E:\FR\FM\07APR1.SGM 07APR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2015-0075; Directorate Identifier 2014-NM-202-AD; 
Amendment 39-18461; AD 2016-07-16]
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) 2013-26-08 for 
certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and 
-900ER series airplanes. AD 2013-26-08 required inspecting the 
orientation of both sides of the coil cord connector keyways of the 
number 2 windows on the flight deck; re-clocking the connector keyways, 
if necessary; and replacing the coil cord assemblies on both number 2 
windows on the flight deck. This new AD adds airplanes to the 
applicability. AD 2013-26-08 resulted from reports of arcing and smoke 
at the left number 2 window in the flight deck. This AD was prompted by 
a determination that additional airplanes are subject to the same 
identified unsafe condition. We are issuing this AD to prevent arcing, 
smoke, and fire in the flight deck, which could lead to injuries to or 
incapacitation of the flightcrew.

DATES: This AD is effective May 12, 2016.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of February 10, 
2014 (79 FR 545, January 6, 2014).

ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, 
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 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. This service information is also available on the 
Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating 
Docket No. FAA-2015-0075.

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-2015-
0075; 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: Frank Carreras, Aerospace Engineer, 
Systems and Equipment Branch, ANM-130S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft 
Certification Office (ACO), 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057-
3356; phone: 425-917-6442; fax: 425-917-6590; email: 
frank.carreras@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR 
part 39 to supersede AD 2013-26-08, Amendment 39-17717 (79 FR 545, 
January 6, 2014) (``AD 2013-26-08''). AD 2013-26-08 applied to certain 
The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER 
series airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on January 
23, 2015 (80 FR 3527) (``the NPRM''). AD 2013-26-08 resulted from 
reports of arcing and smoke at the left number 2 window in the flight 
deck. The NPRM was prompted by a determination that additional 
airplanes are subject to the same identified unsafe condition. The NPRM 
proposed to continue to require inspecting the orientation of both 
sides of the coil cord connector keyways of the number 2 windows on the 
flight deck; re-clocking the connector keyways, if necessary; and 
replacing the coil cord assemblies on both number 2 windows on the 
flight deck. The NPRM also proposed to add airplanes to the 
applicability. We are issuing this AD to prevent arcing, smoke, and 
fire in the flight deck, which could lead to injuries to or 
incapacitation of the flightcrew.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. The following presents the comments received on the NPRM and 
the FAA's response to each comment.

Support for the NPRM

    Boeing stated that it supports the NPRM as written.

Effect of Winglets on Accomplishment of the Proposed Actions

    Aviation Partners Boeing stated that the installation of winglets 
per Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) ST00830SE (http://rgl.faa.gov/
Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgstc.nsf/0/
184de9a71ec3fa5586257eae00707da6/$FILE/ST00830SE.pdf) does not affect 
the accomplishment of the manufacturer's service instructions.
    We agree with the commenter that STC ST00830SE (http://rgl.faa.gov/
Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgstc.nsf/0/
184de9a71ec3fa5586257eae00707da6/$FILE/ST00830SE.pdf) does not affect 
the accomplishment of the manufacturer's service instructions. 
Therefore, the installation of STC ST00830SE does not affect the 
ability to accomplish the actions required by this AD. We have not 
changed this AD in this regard.

Comment Regarding Applicability

    United Airlines (UAL) stated that it found it curious that the 
technical compliance mandated in AD 2013-26-08 was per Boeing Special 
Attention Service Bulletin 737-30-1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 
2013, whereas the airplane applicability in AD 2013-26-08 was based on 
Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737-30-1058, Revision 4, 
dated November 3,

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2011. UAL stated that, consequently, it anticipated further regulatory 
action that would include the Group 3 airplanes specified in Boeing 
Special Attention Service Bulletin 737-30-1058, Revision 5, dated April 
24, 2013, and has acted accordingly. UAL also stated that, since it was 
already planning accomplishment on the Group 3 airplanes, the only 
impact to it will be to change the AD number on the compliance 
documentation. UAL stated that it has no further comments at this time.
    We acknowledge UAL's comment. No change to this AD is necessary.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the relevant data, considered the comments received, 
and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting 
this AD as proposed except for minor editorial changes. We have 
determined that these minor changes:
     Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the 
NPRM for correcting the unsafe condition; and
     Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was 
already proposed in the NPRM.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD affects 718 airplanes of U.S. registry.
    We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD:

                                                                     Estimated Costs
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                                                                                                     Number of
              Action                      Labor cost         Parts cost       Cost per product       airplanes            Cost on U.S. operators
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Keyway inspection and installation  6 work[dash]hours x            $1,608  $2,118...............             712  $1,508,016.
 (Group 1, Configuration 1           $85 per hour = $510.
 airplanes) [actions retained from
 AD 2013[dash]26[dash]08].
Adjustment of receptacles (Group    4 work-hours x $85                  0  340..................             410  139,400.
 1, Configuration 2, Group 2, and    per hour = $340.
 Group 3 airplanes) [actions
 retained from AD
 2013[dash]26[dash]08].
Coil cord inspection (Group 1,      1 work-hour x $85 per               0  85 per coil cord.....             404  34,340 per coil cord.
 Configuration 3, and Group 2        hour = $85 per coil
 airplanes) [actions retained from   cord.
 AD 2013[dash]26[dash]08].
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    We estimate the following costs to do any necessary replacements 
that would be required based on the results of the coil cord 
inspection. We have no way of determining the number of aircraft that 
might need these replacements:

                                               On-Condition Costs
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Action                         Labor cost                Parts cost           Cost per product
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Replacement........................  3 work-hours x $85 per hour  $1,735 per coil cord    $1,990 per coil cord
                                      = $255 per coil cord         assembly.               assembly.
                                      assembly.
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    According to the manufacturer, some of the costs of this AD may be 
covered under warranty, thereby reducing the cost impact on affected 
individuals. We do not control warranty coverage for affected 
individuals. As a result, we have included all costs in our cost 
estimate.

Authority for This Rulemaking

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

Regulatory Findings

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

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Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

0
2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by removing Airworthiness Directive (AD) 
2013-26-08, Amendment 39-17717 (79 FR 545, January 6, 2014), and adding 
the following new AD:

2016-07-16 The Boeing Company: Amendment 39-18461; Docket No. FAA-
2015-0075; Directorate Identifier 2014-NM-202-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective May 12, 2016.

(b) Affected ADs

    This AD replaces AD 2013-26-08, Amendment 39-17717 (79 FR 545, 
January 6, 2014) (``AD 2013-26-08'').

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -
700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes, certificated in any 
category, as identified in Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 
737-30-1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 2013.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 30, Ice and Rain 
Protection.

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by reports of arcing and smoke at the left 
number 2 window in the flight deck. We are issuing this AD to 
prevent arcing, smoke, and fire in the flight deck, which could lead 
to injuries to or incapacitation of the flightcrew.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Retained Inspection and Replacement for Group 1, Configuration 1, 
Airplanes

    This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (g) of AD 
2013-26-08, with no changes. For airplanes identified as Group 1, 
Configuration 1, in Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737-
30-1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 2013: Within 48 months after 
February 10, 2014 (the effective date of AD 2013-26-08), do the 
actions specified in paragraphs (g)(1) and (g)(2) of this AD.
    (1) Do a general visual inspection of the orientation of the 
coil cord connector keyways on the captain's and first officer's 
sides of the flight compartment, in accordance with the 
Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Special Attention Service 
Bulletin 737-30-1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 2013, except as 
specified in paragraph (k) of this AD. If the orientation is not at 
the specified position, before further flight, turn the receptacle 
connector to the correct position, in accordance with the 
Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Special Attention Service 
Bulletin 737-30-1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 2013, except as 
specified in paragraph (k) of this AD.
    (2) Replace the coil cords with new coil cords on both sides of 
the flight deck, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions 
of Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737-30-1058, Revision 
5, dated April 24, 2013, except as specified in paragraph (k) of 
this AD.

(h) Retained Receptacle Replacement for Group 1, Configuration 2, and 
Group 2, Configuration 1, Airplanes

    This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (h) of AD 
2013-26-08, with no changes. For airplanes identified as Group 1, 
Configuration 2, and Group 2, Configuration 1, in Boeing Special 
Attention Service Bulletin 737-30-1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 
2013: Within 48 months after February 10, 2014 (the effective date 
of AD 2013-26-08), install the receptacle connector with changed 
keyway position on both sides of the flight deck, in accordance with 
the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Special Attention Service 
Bulletin 737-30-1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 2013, except as 
specified in paragraph (k) of this AD.

(i) Retained Coil Cord Inspection and Corrective Action

    This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (i) of AD 
2013-26-08, with no changes. For airplanes identified as Group 1, 
Configuration 3, and Group 2, Configuration 2, in Boeing Special 
Attention Service Bulletin 737-30-1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 
2013: Within 48 months after February 10, 2014 (the effective date 
of AD 2013-26-08), do a general visual inspection for rubbing damage 
of the coil cord on the captain's and first officer's sides of the 
flight compartment, in accordance with the Accomplishment 
Instructions of Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737-30-
1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 2013, except as specified in 
paragraph (k) of this AD. If any rubbing damage is found: Before 
further flight, replace the coil cord with a new coil cord, in 
accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Special 
Attention Service Bulletin 737-30-1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 
2013, except as specified in paragraph (k) of this AD.

(j) New Requirements of This AD: Receptacle Replacement for Group 3 
Airplanes

    For airplanes identified as Group 3 in Boeing Special Attention 
Service Bulletin 737-30-1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 2013: 
Within 48 months after the effective date of this AD, install the 
receptacle connector with changed keyway position on both sides of 
the flight deck, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions 
of Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737-30-1058, Revision 
5, dated April 24, 2013, except as specified in paragraph (k) of 
this AD.

(k) Exceptions to Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737-30-
1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 2013

    (1) This paragraph restates the provisions of paragraph (j)(1) 
of AD 2013-26-08, with no changes. In the circuit breaker tables of 
the Work Instructions of Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 
737-30-1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 2013, the panel number for 
circuit breaker C00393 is incorrectly identified as ``P6-12.'' The 
correct panel number reference for circuit breaker C00393, ``WINDOW 
HEAT POWER RIGHT SIDE,'' is P6-11.
    (2) This paragraph restates the provisions of paragraph (j)(2) 
of AD 2013-26-08, with no changes. In paragraph 3.B. of the Work 
Instructions of Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737-30-
1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 2013, the description for Part 3 
of the Work Instructions is identified as ``PART 3: RECEPTACLE 
CONNECTOR POSITION CHANGE,'' which is incorrect. The correct 
description for Part 3 of the Work Instructions is ``PART 3: COIL 
CORD INSPECTION AND REPLACEMENT IF DAMAGE IS FOUND.''
    (3) This paragraph restates the provisions of paragraph (j)(3) 
of AD 2013-26-08, with no changes. In Figures 13 and 14, in 
paragraph 3.B. of the Work Instructions of Boeing Special Attention 
Service Bulletin 737-30-1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 2013, the 
note before the step tables misidentifies certain parts and airplane 
groups. The note should read:

    Note:  Group 1 and Group 2 airplanes have the connector 
receptacle identified as D10572. Group 3 airplanes have the 
connector receptacle identified as D10560. Except for Group 1 
airplanes, a wire diagram change is not necessary and not shown in 
this service bulletin.

(l) Credit for Previous Actions

    This paragraph restates the provisions of paragraph (k) of AD 
2013-26-08, with no changes. This paragraph provides credit for the 
replacement required by paragraph (g)(2) of this AD, if the 
replacement was performed before February 10, 2014 (the effective 
date of AD 2013-26-08), using the service information specified in 
paragraph (l)(1), (l)(2), (l)(3), (l)(4), or (l)(5) of this AD, 
provided that the actions required by paragraph (h) of this AD were 
done as specified in Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737-
30-1058, Revision 4, dated November 3, 2011; or Boeing Special 
Attention Service Bulletin 737-30-1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 
2013; for airplanes in Group 1, Configuration 2, and Group 2.
    (1) Boeing Service Bulletin 737-30-1058, dated July 27, 2006, 
which is not incorporated by reference in this AD.
    (2) Boeing Service Bulletin 737-30-1058, Revision 1, dated June 
18, 2007, which is not incorporated by reference in this AD.
    (3) Boeing Service Bulletin 737-30-1058, Revision 2, dated 
February 13, 2009, which is not incorporated by reference in this 
AD.
    (4) Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737-30-1058, 
Revision 3, dated July 7, 2010, which is not incorporated by 
reference in this AD.
    (5) Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737-30-1058, 
Revision 4, dated November 3, 2011, which was previously 
incorporated by reference on February 10, 2014 (79 FR 545, January 
6, 2014).

(m) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (1) The Manager, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 
FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if

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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 (n)(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) AMOCs approved for AD 2013-26-08, are approved as AMOCs for 
the corresponding provisions of this AD.
    (4) For airplanes identified as Group 3 in Boeing Special 
Attention Service Bulletin 737-30-1058, Revision 5, dated April 24, 
2013, AMOCs approved for the actions required by paragraph (h) of AD 
2013-26-08, are approved as AMOCs for the corresponding provisions 
of paragraph (j) of this AD.

(n) Related Information

    (1) For more information about this AD, contact Frank Carreras, 
Aerospace Engineer, Systems and Equipment Branch, ANM-130S, FAA, 
Seattle Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 1601 Lind Avenue SW., 
Renton, WA 98057-3356; phone: 425-917-6442; fax: 425-917-6590; 
email: frank.carreras@faa.gov.
    (2) Service information identified in this AD that is not 
incorporated by reference is available at the addresses specified in 
paragraphs (o)(4) and (o)(5) of this AD.

(o) 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 
February 10, 2014 (79 FR 545, January 6, 2014).
    (i) Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737-30-1058, 
Revision 5, dated April 24, 2013.
    (ii) Reserved.
    (4) For Boeing 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.
    (5) 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.
    (6) 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 March 24, 2016.
Michael Kaszycki,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-07576 Filed 4-6-16; 8:45 am]
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