Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes, 13073-13077 [2017-04561]

Download as PDF 13073 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 45 Thursday, March 9, 2017 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2017–0127; Directorate Identifier 2016–NM–161–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737–600, –700, –700C, –800, –900, and –900ER series airplanes; Model 757 airplanes; and Model 767 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of latently failed motor operated valve (MOV) actuators of the fuel shutoff valves. This proposed AD would require replacing certain MOV actuators of the fuel shutoff valves for the left and right engines (all airplanes) and of the auxiliary power unit (APU) fuel shutoff valve (Model 757 and Model 767 airplanes); and revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate certain airworthiness limitations (AWLs). We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by April 24, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:52 Mar 08, 2017 Jkt 241001 • Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this NPRM, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Contractual & Data Services (C&DS), 2600 Westminster Blvd., MC 110–SK57, Seal Beach, CA 90740–5600; telephone: 562–797–1717; 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. It is also available on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2017– 0127. 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–2017– 0127; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tak Kobayashi, Aerospace Engineer, Propulsion Branch, ANM–140S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; phone: 425–917–6499; fax: 425–917–6590; email: Takahisa.Kobayashi@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposal. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA– 2017–0127; Directorate Identifier 2016– NM–161–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We will PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this proposed AD because of those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we receive about this proposed AD. Discussion We have received reports of latently failed MOV actuators of the fuel shutoff valves, due to the design of the valve actuator, discovered during fuel filter or engine replacement. The MOV actuator failed to close the valve when commanded and failed to indicate the failure to close the valve. Certain component failure modes within the MOV actuator could result in simultaneous loss of valve control and indication. A latent failure of the MOV actuator for the engine or APU fuel shutoff valve could result in the inability to shut off fuel to the engine or the APU, and in case of certain engine or APU fires, could result in structural failure. Related ADs We recognize there are requirements in AD 2008–06–03, Amendment 39– 15415 (73 FR 13081, March 12, 2008), and AD 2009–22–13, Amendment 39– 16066 (74 FR 55755, October 29, 2009), that might appear to conflict with the requirements of this proposed AD. However, alternative methods of compliance (AMOCs) have already been issued for those ADs to allow installation of the MOV actuators that are required for compliance with this proposed AD. Those AMOCs preclude any potential conflicts between ADs. No new AMOC is needed for this proposed AD regarding this issue. AD 2015–21–09, Amendment 39– 18302 (80 FR 65121, October 26, 2015) (‘‘AD 2015–21–09’’), which applies to Model 767 airplanes, was prompted by reports of latently failed MOV actuators of the fuel shutoff valves discovered during fuel filter replacement. AD 2015– 21–09 requires revising the maintenance or inspection program to include new AWLs. AD 2015–19–04, Amendment 39– 18267 (80 FR 55505, September 16, 2015), which applies to Model 757 airplanes was prompted by reports of E:\FR\FM\09MRP1.SGM 09MRP1 13074 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 45 / Thursday, March 9, 2017 / Proposed Rules jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS latently failed MOV actuators of the fuel shutoff valves discovered during fuel filter replacement. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program to include new AWLs. AD 2015–21–10, Amendment 39– 18303 (80 FR 65130, October 26, 2015), which applies to Model 737–600, –700, –700C, –800, –900, and –900ER series airplanes was prompted by reports of latently failed MOV actuators of the fuel shutoff valves discovered during fuel filter replacement. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program to include a new AWL. AD 2016–04–20, Amendment 39– 18414 (81 FR 10460, March 1, 2016) (‘‘AD 2016–04–20’’), which applies to Model 737–600, –700, –700C, –800, –900, and –900ER series airplanes, Model 757 airplanes, Model 767 airplanes, and Model 777 airplanes, resulted from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. This AD requires an inspection to determine if certain MOV actuators for the fuel tanks or fuel feed system are installed on the airplane, and replacement of any affected actuators. Airworthiness Limitations Based on Type Design The FAA recently became aware of an issue related to the applicability of ADs that require incorporation of the Airworthiness Limitations section (ALS) of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) into an operator’s maintenance or inspection program. U.S. operators must operate their airplanes in an airworthy condition, in accordance with 14 CFR 91.7(a). Included in this obligation is the requirement to perform any maintenance or inspections specified in the ALS, and in accordance with the ALS as specified in 14 CFR 43.16 and 91.403(c), unless an alternative has been approved by the FAA. When a type certificate is issued for a type design, the specific ALS, including its revision level, is part of that type design, as specified in 14 CFR 21.31(c). The sum effect of these operational and maintenance requirements is an obligation to comply with the ALS revision defined in the type design referenced in the manufacturer’s conformity statement. This obligation may introduce a conflict with an AD if the AD requires a specific ALS revision for new airplanes that are delivered with a later ALS revision as part of their type design. The FAA has approved AMOCs that allow operators to incorporate the most recent ALS revision into their maintenance/inspection programs, in VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:52 Mar 08, 2017 Jkt 241001 lieu of the ALS revision required by the AD. This enables the operator to comply with both the AD and the type design. However, compliance with AMOCs is normally optional, and we recently became aware that some operators choose to retain the AD-mandated ALS revision in their fleet-wide maintenance/inspection programs, including those for new airplanes delivered with later ALS revisions, to help standardize the maintenance of the fleet. To ensure that operators comply with the applicable ALS revision for newly delivered airplanes containing a later revision than that specified in an AD, we plan to mandate the latest ALS revision as of the effective date of an AD, if we are to mandate a specific ALS revision, and limit the applicability of such AD actions to those airplanes to which the latest or earlier ALS revisions are applicable as of the effective date of that AD. This proposed AD therefore mandates the latest ALS revision as of the effective date of the AD for Model 737– 600, –700, –700C, –800, –900, and –900ER series airplanes, Model 757 airplanes, and Model 767 airplanes with an original certificate of airworthiness or original export certificate of airworthiness that was issued on or before the effective date of this proposed AD. Operators of airplanes with an original certificate of airworthiness or original export certificate of airworthiness issued after that date must comply with the airworthiness limitations specified as part of the approved type design. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 We reviewed the following service information. • Boeing Service Bulletin 737–28– 1314, dated November 17, 2014. This service information describes procedures for installing new MOV actuators of the fuel shutoff valves for the left and right engines. This document is distinct since it applies to Model 737–600, –700, –700C, –800, –900, and –900ER series airplanes and describes installing new MOV actuators. • Boeing 737–600/700/700C/800/900/ 900ER Special Compliance Items/ Airworthiness Limitations, D626A001– 9–04, dated September 2016. This service information describes AWLs for fuel tank ignition prevention. This document is distinct since it applies to Model 737–600, –700, –700C, –800, –900, and –900ER series airplanes and describes AWLs. • Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 757–28–0138, dated May 18, 2016. This service information describes PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 procedures for installing new MOV actuators of the fuel shutoff valves for the left and right engines, and of the APU fuel shutoff valve. This document is distinct since it applies to Model 757 airplanes and describes installing new MOV actuators. • Boeing 757 Maintenance Planning Data (MPD) Document, Section 9, Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs) And Certification Maintenance Requirements (CMRs), D622N001–9, dated July 2016. This service information describes AWLs for fuel tank ignition prevention. This document is distinct since it applies to Model 757 airplanes and describes AWLs. • Boeing Service Bulletin 767–28– 0115, Revision 1, dated June 2, 2016. This service information describes procedures for installing new MOV actuators of the fuel shutoff valves for the left and right engines, and of the APU fuel shutoff valve. This document is distinct since it applies to Model 767 airplanes and describes installing new MOV actuators. • Boeing 767 Special Compliance Items/Airworthiness Limitations, D622T001–9–04, dated June 2016. This service information describes AWLs for fuel tank ignition prevention. This document is distinct since it applies to Model 767 airplanes and describes AWLs. This service information is reasonably available because the interested parties have access to it through their normal course of business or by the means identified in the ADDRESSES section. FAA’s Determination We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all the relevant information and determined the unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or develop in other products of these same type designs. Proposed AD Requirements This proposed AD would require accomplishing the actions specified in the service information described previously, except as discussed under ‘‘Differences Between this Proposed AD and the Service Information.’’ For information on the procedures and compliance times, see this service information at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2017– 0127. This proposed AD also requires revisions to certain operator maintenance documents to include new actions (e.g., inspections) and Critical Design Configuration Control Limitations (CDCCLs) described in the ALS of the ICA. Compliance with these E:\FR\FM\09MRP1.SGM 09MRP1 13075 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 45 / Thursday, March 9, 2017 / Proposed Rules actions and CDCCLs is required by 14 CFR 91.403(c). For airplanes that have been previously modified, altered, or repaired in the areas addressed by this proposed AD, the operator may not be able to accomplish the actions described in the revisions. In this situation, to comply with 14 CFR 91.403(c), the operator must request approval of an AMOC according to paragraph (l) of this proposed AD. The request should include a description of changes to the required inspections that will ensure the continued operational safety of the airplane. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this proposed AD affects 2,557 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed AD: ESTIMATED COSTS Action Inspection and replacement Boeing 737 (1,440 airplanes). Inspection and replacement Boeing 757 (675 airplanes). Inspection and replacement Boeing 767 (442 airplanes). Maintenance or inspection program revision (2,557 airplanes). jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII: Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the Agency’s authority. We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in Subtitle VII, part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: ‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. Regulatory Findings We determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national Government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify this proposed regulation: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979), (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:52 Mar 08, 2017 Parts cost Cost per product Cost on U.S. operators × $85 per Up to $12,000 Up to $12,510 Up to $18,014,400. × $85 per Up to $18,000 Up to $18,765 Up to $12,666,375. × $85 per Up to $18,000 Up to $18,765 Up to $8,294,130. hour = $85 $0 ................... $85 ................. $217,345. Labor cost Jkt 241001 Up to 6 work-hours hour = Up to $510. Up to 9 work-hours hour = Up to $765. Up to 9 work-hours hour = Up to $765. 1 work-hour × $85 per (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. (3) Model 767–200, –300, –300F, and –400ER series airplanes. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by reports of latently failed motor operated valve (MOV) actuators of the fuel shutoff valves. We are issuing this AD to prevent a latent failure of the actuator for the engine or auxiliary power unit (APU) fuel shutoff valves, which could result in the inability to shut off fuel to the engine or the APU, and in case of certain engine or APU fires, could result in structural failure. Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 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 adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ The Boeing Company: Docket No. FAA– 2017–0127; Directorate Identifier 2016– NM–161–AD. (a) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by April 24, 2017. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to all The Boeing Company airplanes identified in paragraphs (c)(1), (c)(2), and (c)(3) of this AD, certificated in any category. (1) Model 737–600, –700, –700C, –800, –900, and –900ER series airplanes. (2) Model 757–200, –200PF, –200CB, and –300 series airplanes. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 28; Fuel. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Inspection to Determine Part Number (P/ N) (1) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(1) of this AD: Within 8 years after the effective date of this AD, do an inspection to determine the part numbers of the MOV actuators of the fuel shutoff valves for the left and right engines, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Service Bulletin 737–28–1314, dated November 17, 2014. A review of airplane maintenance records is acceptable in lieu of this inspection if the part number of the MOV actuator at each location can be conclusively determined from that review. (2) For airplanes identified in paragraphs (c)(2) and (c)(3) of this AD: Within 8 years after the effective date of this AD, do an inspection to determine the part numbers of the MOV actuators of the fuel shutoff valves for the left and right engines, and of the APU fuel shutoff valve, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 757–28– 0138, dated May 18, 2016; or Boeing Service Bulletin 767–28–0115, Revision 1, dated June 2, 2016 (‘‘SB 767–28–0115 R1’’); as E:\FR\FM\09MRP1.SGM 09MRP1 13076 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 45 / Thursday, March 9, 2017 / Proposed Rules jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS applicable. A review of airplane maintenance records is acceptable in lieu of this inspection if the part number of the MOV actuator at each location can be conclusively determined from that review. (h) Replacement (1) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(1) of this AD, if, during the inspection required by paragraph (g)(1) of this AD, any MOV actuator of the fuel shutoff valves for the left and right engines having P/N MA20A2027, or P/N MA30A1001 (Boeing P/ N S343T003–56, or P/N S343T003–66), is found: Within 8 years after the effective date of this AD, replace each affected MOV actuator with an MOV actuator having P/N MA30A1017 (Boeing P/N S343T003–76), in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Service Bulletin 737– 28–1314, dated November 17, 2014. Note 1 to paragraph (h)(1) of this AD: If, during the inspection required by paragraph (g)(1) of this AD, any MOV actuator of the fuel shutoff valve for the left or right engines having P/N MA20A1001–1 (Boeing P/N S343T003–39) is found, the Accomplishment Instructions specified in Boeing Service Bulletin 737–28–1314, dated November 17, 2014, for replacing MOV actuators having P/ N S343T003–66 or P/N S343T003–56 can be used for replacing MOV actuators having P/ N MA20A1001–1 (Boeing P/N S343T003–39). (2) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(2) of this AD, if, during the inspection required by paragraph (g)(2) of this AD, any MOV actuator of the fuel shutoff valves for the left and right engines, or of the APU fuel shutoff valve having P/N MA20A2027, or P/ N MA30A1001 (Boeing P/N S343T003–56 or P/N S343T003–66) is found: Within 8 years after the effective date of this AD, replace each affected MOV actuator with an MOV actuator having P/N MA30A1017 (Boeing P/ N S343T003–76), in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 757–28– 0138, dated May 18, 2016. Note 2 to paragraph (h)(2) of this AD: If, during the inspection required by paragraph (g)(2) of this AD, any MOV actuator of the fuel shutoff valve for the left or right engines, or of the APU fuel shutoff valve having P/N MA20A1001–1 (Boeing P/N S343T003–39) is found, the Accomplishment Instructions specified in Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 757–28–0138, dated May 18, 2016, for replacing MOV actuators having P/N S343T003–66 or P/N S343T003–56 can be used for replacing MOV actuators having P/ N MA20A1001–1 (Boeing P/N S343T003–39). (3) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(3) of this AD, if, during the inspection required by paragraph (g)(2) of this AD, any MOV actuator of the fuel shutoff valves for the left and right engines, or of the APU fuel shutoff valve having P/N MA20A2027 or P/ N MA30A1001 (Boeing P/N S343T003–56 or P/N S343T003–66) is found: Within 8 years after the effective date of this AD, replace each affected MOV actuator with an MOV actuator having P/N MA30A1017 (Boeing P/ N S343T003–76), in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of SB 767–28– 0115 R1. Note 3 to paragraph (h)(3) of this AD: If, during the inspection required by paragraph VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:52 Mar 08, 2017 Jkt 241001 (g)(2) of this AD, any MOV actuator of the fuel shutoff valve for the left or right engines, or of the APU fuel shutoff valve having P/N MA20A1001–1 (Boeing P/N S343T003–39) is found, the Accomplishment Instructions specified in SB 767–28–0115 R1, for replacing MOV actuators having P/N S343T003–66 or P/N S343T003–56 can be used for replacing MOV actuators having P/ N MA20A1001–1 (Boeing P/N S343T003–39). (i) Maintenance or Inspection Program Revision (1) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(1) of this AD with an original certificate of airworthiness or original export certificate of airworthiness issued on or before the effective date of this AD: Prior to or concurrently with the actions required by paragraph (h)(1) of this AD or within 30 days after the effective date of this AD, whichever is later, revise the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to add the airworthiness limitations (AWLs) specified in paragraphs (i)(1)(i), (i)(1)(ii), and (i)(1)(iii) of this AD. The initial compliance time for accomplishing the actions required by AWL No. 28–AWL–24 is within 6 years from the previous inspection. (i) AWL No. 28–AWL–21, MOV Actuator— Lightning and Fault Current Protection Electrical Bond, as specified in Boeing 737– 600/700/700C/800/900/900ER Special Compliance Items/Airworthiness Limitations, D626A001–9–04, dated September 2016. (ii) AWL No. 28–AWL–22, MOV Actuator—Electrical Design Feature, as specified in Boeing 737–600/700/700C/800/ 900/900ER Special Compliance Items/ Airworthiness Limitations, D626A001–9–04, dated September 2016. (iii) AWL No. 28–AWL–24, Valve MOV Actuator—Lightning and Fault Current Protection Electrical Bond, as specified in Boeing 737–600/700/700C/800/900/900ER Special Compliance Items/Airworthiness Limitations, D626A001–9–04, dated September 2016. (2) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(2) of this AD: Prior to or concurrently with the actions required by paragraph (h)(2) of this AD, revise the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to add the AWLs specified in paragraphs (i)(2)(i), (i)(2)(ii), and (i)(2)(iii) of this AD. The initial compliance time for accomplishing the actions required by AWL No. 28–AWL–25 is within 6 years from the previous inspection. (i) AWL No. 28–AWL–23, Motor Operated Valve (MOV) Actuator—Lightning and Fault Current Protection Electrical Bond, as specified in Boeing 757 Maintenance Planning Data (MPD) Document, Section 9, Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs) And Certification Maintenance Requirements (CMRs), D622N001–9, dated July 2016. (ii) AWL No. 28–AWL–24, Motor Operated Valve (MOV) Actuator—Electrical Design Feature, as specified in Boeing 757 Maintenance Planning Data (MPD) Document, Section 9, Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs) And Certification Maintenance Requirements (CMRs), D622N001–9, dated July 2016. (iii) AWL No. 28–AWL–25, Motor Operated Valve (MOV) Actuator—Lightning PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 and Fault Current Protection Electrical Bond, as specified in Boeing 757 Maintenance Planning Data (MPD) Document, Section 9, Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs) And Certification Maintenance Requirements (CMRs), D622N001–9, dated July 2016. (3) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(3) of this AD with an original certificate of airworthiness or original export certificate of airworthiness issued on or before the effective date of this AD: Prior to or concurrently with the actions required by paragraph (h)(3) of this AD, revise the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to add the AWLs specified in paragraphs (i)(3)(i) and (i)(3)(ii) of this AD. (i) AWL No. 28–AWL–23, Motor Operated Valve (MOV) Actuator—Lightning and Fault Current Protection Electrical Bond, as specified in Boeing 767 Special Compliance Items/Airworthiness Limitations, D622T001– 9–04, dated June 2016. (ii) AWL No. 28–AWL–24, Motor Operated Valve (MOV) Actuator—Electrical Design Feature, as specified in Boeing 767 Special Compliance Items/Airworthiness Limitations, D622T001–9–04, dated June 2016. (j) Parts Installation Prohibition As of the effective date of this AD, no person may replace a MOV actuator having P/N MA30A1017 (Boeing P/N S343T003–76) with an MOV actuator having P/N MA20A2027 or P/N MA30A1001 (Boeing P/ N S343T003–56 or P/N S343T003–66) for the fuel shutoff valves for airplanes identified in paragraphs (c)(1), (c)(2), and (c)(3) of this AD, and for the APU fuel shutoff valve for airplanes identified in paragraphs (c)(2) and (c)(3) of this AD. (k) Credit for Previous Actions (1) This paragraph provides credit for the actions specified in paragraph (g)(2) or (h)(3) of this AD, as applicable, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Boeing Service Bulletin 767– 28–0115, dated September 10, 2015. (2) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(1) of this AD with an original certificate of airworthiness or original export certificate of airworthiness issued on or before the effective date of this AD, this paragraph provides credit for the actions specified in paragraph (i)(1) of this AD if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Boeing 737–600/700/700C/ 800/900/900ER Special Compliance Items/ Airworthiness Limitations, D626A001–9–04, dated July 2016; or Boeing 737–600/700/ 700C/800/900/900ER Maintenance Planning Data (MPD) Document, Section 9, Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs), and Certification Maintenance Requirements (CMRs), D626A001–CMR, Revision April 2016; Revision January 2015; Revision November 2014; or Revision October 2014. (3) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(2) of this AD, this paragraph provides credit for the actions specified in paragraph (i)(2) of this AD if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Boeing 757 Maintenance Planning Data (MPD) Document, Section 9, Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs), and Certification E:\FR\FM\09MRP1.SGM 09MRP1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 45 / Thursday, March 9, 2017 / Proposed Rules jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Maintenance Requirements (CMRs), D622N001–9, Revision January 2016. (4) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(3) of this AD with an original certificate of airworthiness or original export certificate of airworthiness issued on or before the effective date of this AD, this paragraph provides credit for the actions specified in paragraph (i)(3) of this AD if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Boeing 767 Special Compliance Items/Airworthiness Limitations, D622T001–9–04, Revision May 2016 R1; Revision May 2016; Revision March 2016; or Revision July 2015. (5) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(3) of this AD with an original certificate of airworthiness or original export certificate of airworthiness issued on or before the effective date of this AD, this paragraph provides credit for the actions specified in paragraph (i)(3)(ii) of this AD if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Boeing 767 Special Compliance Items/Airworthiness Limitations, D622T001–9–04, Revision October 2014. (l) 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 (m)(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, modification, or alteration 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. To be approved, the repair method, modification deviation, or alteration deviation must meet the certification basis of the airplane, and the approval must specifically refer to this AD. (4) For service information that contains steps that are labeled as Required for Compliance (RC), the provisions of paragraphs (l)(4)(i) and (l)(4)(ii) of this AD apply. (i) The steps labeled as RC, including substeps under an RC step and any figures identified in an RC step, must be done to comply with the AD. If a step or substep is labeled ‘‘RC Exempt,’’ then the RC requirement is removed from that step or substep. An AMOC is required for any deviations to RC steps, including substeps and identified figures. (ii) Steps not labeled as RC may be deviated from using accepted methods in VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:52 Mar 08, 2017 Jkt 241001 accordance with the operator’s maintenance or inspection program without obtaining approval of an AMOC, provided the RC steps, including substeps and identified figures, can still be done as specified, and the airplane can be put back in an airworthy condition. (m) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Tak Kobayashi, Aerospace Engineer, Propulsion Branch, ANM–140S, FAA, Seattle ACO, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; phone: 425–917–6499; fax: 425– 917–6590; email: Takahisa.Kobayashi@faa.gov. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Contractual & Data Services (C&DS), 2600 Westminster Blvd., MC 110–SK57, Seal Beach, CA 90740–5600; telephone: 562–797–1717; Internet: https:// www.myboeingfleet.com. You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. Issued in Renton, Washington, on February 28, 2017. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. 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For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7125. 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–2016– 9592; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Bethka, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238–7129; fax: 781–238–7199; email: david.bethka@faa.gov. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2017-0127; Directorate Identifier 2016-NM-161-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all 
The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER 
series airplanes; Model 757 airplanes; and Model 767 airplanes. This 
proposed AD was prompted by reports of latently failed motor operated 
valve (MOV) actuators of the fuel shutoff valves. This proposed AD 
would require replacing certain MOV actuators of the fuel shutoff 
valves for the left and right engines (all airplanes) and of the 
auxiliary power unit (APU) fuel shutoff valve (Model 757 and Model 767 
airplanes); and revising the maintenance or inspection program, as 
applicable, to incorporate certain airworthiness limitations (AWLs). We 
are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these 
products.

DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by April 24, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 
11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
     Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    For service information identified in this NPRM, contact Boeing 
Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Contractual & Data Services (C&DS), 
2600 Westminster Blvd., MC 110-SK57, Seal Beach, CA 90740-5600; 
telephone: 562-797-1717; 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. It 
is also available on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by 
searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2017-0127.

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-2017-
0127; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 
5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket 
contains this proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments 
received, and other information. The street address for the Docket 
Office (phone: 800-647-5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will 
be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tak Kobayashi, Aerospace Engineer, 
Propulsion Branch, ANM-140S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office 
(ACO), 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057-3356; phone: 425-917-
6499; fax: 425-917-6590; email: Takahisa.Kobayashi@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Comments Invited

    We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this proposal. Send your comments to an address listed 
under the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2017-0127; 
Directorate Identifier 2016-NM-161-AD'' at the beginning of your 
comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, 
economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We 
will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend 
this proposed AD because of those comments.
    We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We 
will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we 
receive about this proposed AD.

Discussion

    We have received reports of latently failed MOV actuators of the 
fuel shutoff valves, due to the design of the valve actuator, 
discovered during fuel filter or engine replacement. The MOV actuator 
failed to close the valve when commanded and failed to indicate the 
failure to close the valve. Certain component failure modes within the 
MOV actuator could result in simultaneous loss of valve control and 
indication. A latent failure of the MOV actuator for the engine or APU 
fuel shutoff valve could result in the inability to shut off fuel to 
the engine or the APU, and in case of certain engine or APU fires, 
could result in structural failure.

Related ADs

    We recognize there are requirements in AD 2008-06-03, Amendment 39-
15415 (73 FR 13081, March 12, 2008), and AD 2009-22-13, Amendment 39-
16066 (74 FR 55755, October 29, 2009), that might appear to conflict 
with the requirements of this proposed AD. However, alternative methods 
of compliance (AMOCs) have already been issued for those ADs to allow 
installation of the MOV actuators that are required for compliance with 
this proposed AD. Those AMOCs preclude any potential conflicts between 
ADs. No new AMOC is needed for this proposed AD regarding this issue.
    AD 2015-21-09, Amendment 39-18302 (80 FR 65121, October 26, 2015) 
(``AD 2015-21-09''), which applies to Model 767 airplanes, was prompted 
by reports of latently failed MOV actuators of the fuel shutoff valves 
discovered during fuel filter replacement. AD 2015-21-09 requires 
revising the maintenance or inspection program to include new AWLs.
    AD 2015-19-04, Amendment 39-18267 (80 FR 55505, September 16, 
2015), which applies to Model 757 airplanes was prompted by reports of

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latently failed MOV actuators of the fuel shutoff valves discovered 
during fuel filter replacement. This AD requires revising the 
maintenance or inspection program to include new AWLs.
    AD 2015-21-10, Amendment 39-18303 (80 FR 65130, October 26, 2015), 
which applies to Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER 
series airplanes was prompted by reports of latently failed MOV 
actuators of the fuel shutoff valves discovered during fuel filter 
replacement. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection 
program to include a new AWL.
    AD 2016-04-20, Amendment 39-18414 (81 FR 10460, March 1, 2016) 
(``AD 2016-04-20''), which applies to Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, 
-900, and -900ER series airplanes, Model 757 airplanes, Model 767 
airplanes, and Model 777 airplanes, resulted from fuel system reviews 
conducted by the manufacturer. This AD requires an inspection to 
determine if certain MOV actuators for the fuel tanks or fuel feed 
system are installed on the airplane, and replacement of any affected 
actuators.

Airworthiness Limitations Based on Type Design

    The FAA recently became aware of an issue related to the 
applicability of ADs that require incorporation of the Airworthiness 
Limitations section (ALS) of the Instructions for Continued 
Airworthiness (ICA) into an operator's maintenance or inspection 
program.
    U.S. operators must operate their airplanes in an airworthy 
condition, in accordance with 14 CFR 91.7(a). Included in this 
obligation is the requirement to perform any maintenance or inspections 
specified in the ALS, and in accordance with the ALS as specified in 14 
CFR 43.16 and 91.403(c), unless an alternative has been approved by the 
FAA.
    When a type certificate is issued for a type design, the specific 
ALS, including its revision level, is part of that type design, as 
specified in 14 CFR 21.31(c).
    The sum effect of these operational and maintenance requirements is 
an obligation to comply with the ALS revision defined in the type 
design referenced in the manufacturer's conformity statement. This 
obligation may introduce a conflict with an AD if the AD requires a 
specific ALS revision for new airplanes that are delivered with a later 
ALS revision as part of their type design.
    The FAA has approved AMOCs that allow operators to incorporate the 
most recent ALS revision into their maintenance/inspection programs, in 
lieu of the ALS revision required by the AD. This enables the operator 
to comply with both the AD and the type design.
    However, compliance with AMOCs is normally optional, and we 
recently became aware that some operators choose to retain the AD-
mandated ALS revision in their fleet-wide maintenance/inspection 
programs, including those for new airplanes delivered with later ALS 
revisions, to help standardize the maintenance of the fleet. To ensure 
that operators comply with the applicable ALS revision for newly 
delivered airplanes containing a later revision than that specified in 
an AD, we plan to mandate the latest ALS revision as of the effective 
date of an AD, if we are to mandate a specific ALS revision, and limit 
the applicability of such AD actions to those airplanes to which the 
latest or earlier ALS revisions are applicable as of the effective date 
of that AD.
    This proposed AD therefore mandates the latest ALS revision as of 
the effective date of the AD for Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -
900, and -900ER series airplanes, Model 757 airplanes, and Model 767 
airplanes with an original certificate of airworthiness or original 
export certificate of airworthiness that was issued on or before the 
effective date of this proposed AD. Operators of airplanes with an 
original certificate of airworthiness or original export certificate of 
airworthiness issued after that date must comply with the airworthiness 
limitations specified as part of the approved type design.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    We reviewed the following service information.
     Boeing Service Bulletin 737-28-1314, dated November 17, 
2014. This service information describes procedures for installing new 
MOV actuators of the fuel shutoff valves for the left and right 
engines. This document is distinct since it applies to Model 737-600, -
700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes and describes 
installing new MOV actuators.
     Boeing 737-600/700/700C/800/900/900ER Special Compliance 
Items/Airworthiness Limitations, D626A001-9-04, dated September 2016. 
This service information describes AWLs for fuel tank ignition 
prevention. This document is distinct since it applies to Model 737-
600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes and describes 
AWLs.
     Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 757-28-0138, 
dated May 18, 2016. This service information describes procedures for 
installing new MOV actuators of the fuel shutoff valves for the left 
and right engines, and of the APU fuel shutoff valve. This document is 
distinct since it applies to Model 757 airplanes and describes 
installing new MOV actuators.
     Boeing 757 Maintenance Planning Data (MPD) Document, 
Section 9, Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs) And Certification 
Maintenance Requirements (CMRs), D622N001-9, dated July 2016. This 
service information describes AWLs for fuel tank ignition prevention. 
This document is distinct since it applies to Model 757 airplanes and 
describes AWLs.
     Boeing Service Bulletin 767-28-0115, Revision 1, dated 
June 2, 2016. This service information describes procedures for 
installing new MOV actuators of the fuel shutoff valves for the left 
and right engines, and of the APU fuel shutoff valve. This document is 
distinct since it applies to Model 767 airplanes and describes 
installing new MOV actuators.
     Boeing 767 Special Compliance Items/Airworthiness 
Limitations, D622T001-9-04, dated June 2016. This service information 
describes AWLs for fuel tank ignition prevention. This document is 
distinct since it applies to Model 767 airplanes and describes AWLs.
    This service information is reasonably available because the 
interested parties have access to it through their normal course of 
business or by the means identified in the ADDRESSES section.

FAA's Determination

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

Proposed AD Requirements

    This proposed AD would require accomplishing the actions specified 
in the service information described previously, except as discussed 
under ``Differences Between this Proposed AD and the Service 
Information.'' For information on the procedures and compliance times, 
see this service information at http://www.regulations.gov by searching 
for and locating Docket No. FAA-2017-0127.
    This proposed AD also requires revisions to certain operator 
maintenance documents to include new actions (e.g., inspections) and 
Critical Design Configuration Control Limitations (CDCCLs) described in 
the ALS of the ICA. Compliance with these

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actions and CDCCLs is required by 14 CFR 91.403(c). For airplanes that 
have been previously modified, altered, or repaired in the areas 
addressed by this proposed AD, the operator may not be able to 
accomplish the actions described in the revisions. In this situation, 
to comply with 14 CFR 91.403(c), the operator must request approval of 
an AMOC according to paragraph (l) of this proposed AD. The request 
should include a description of changes to the required inspections 
that will ensure the continued operational safety of the airplane.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this proposed AD affects 2,557 airplanes of U.S. 
registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed 
AD:

                                                 Estimated Costs
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            Action                Labor cost        Parts cost       Cost per  product   Cost on U.S.  operators
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Inspection and replacement     Up to 6 work-    Up to $12,000.....  Up to $12,510.....  Up to $18,014,400.
 Boeing 737 (1,440 airplanes).  hours x $85
                                per hour = Up
                                to $510.
Inspection and replacement     Up to 9 work-    Up to $18,000.....  Up to $18,765.....  Up to $12,666,375.
 Boeing 757 (675 airplanes).    hours x $85
                                per hour = Up
                                to $765.
Inspection and replacement     Up to 9 work-    Up to $18,000.....  Up to $18,765.....  Up to $8,294,130.
 Boeing 767 (442 airplanes).    hours x $85
                                per hour = Up
                                to $765.
Maintenance or inspection      1 work-hour x    $0................  $85...............  $217,345.
 program revision (2,557        $85 per hour =
 airplanes).                    $85.
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Authority for This Rulemaking

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

Regulatory Findings

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

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

The Proposed Amendment

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

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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

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


Sec.  39.13   [Amended]

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

The Boeing Company: Docket No. FAA-2017-0127; Directorate Identifier 
2016-NM-161-AD.

(a) Comments Due Date

    We must receive comments by April 24, 2017.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to all The Boeing Company airplanes identified 
in paragraphs (c)(1), (c)(2), and (c)(3) of this AD, certificated in 
any category.
    (1) Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series 
airplanes.
    (2) Model 757-200, -200PF, -200CB, and -300 series airplanes.
    (3) Model 767-200, -300, -300F, and -400ER series airplanes.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 28; Fuel.

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by reports of latently failed motor 
operated valve (MOV) actuators of the fuel shutoff valves. We are 
issuing this AD to prevent a latent failure of the actuator for the 
engine or auxiliary power unit (APU) fuel shutoff valves, which 
could result in the inability to shut off fuel to the engine or the 
APU, and in case of certain engine or APU fires, could result in 
structural failure.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Inspection to Determine Part Number (P/N)

    (1) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(1) of this AD: 
Within 8 years after the effective date of this AD, do an inspection 
to determine the part numbers of the MOV actuators of the fuel 
shutoff valves for the left and right engines, in accordance with 
the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Service Bulletin 737-28-
1314, dated November 17, 2014. A review of airplane maintenance 
records is acceptable in lieu of this inspection if the part number 
of the MOV actuator at each location can be conclusively determined 
from that review.
    (2) For airplanes identified in paragraphs (c)(2) and (c)(3) of 
this AD: Within 8 years after the effective date of this AD, do an 
inspection to determine the part numbers of the MOV actuators of the 
fuel shutoff valves for the left and right engines, and of the APU 
fuel shutoff valve, in accordance with the Accomplishment 
Instructions of Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 757-28-
0138, dated May 18, 2016; or Boeing Service Bulletin 767-28-0115, 
Revision 1, dated June 2, 2016 (``SB 767-28-0115 R1''); as

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applicable. A review of airplane maintenance records is acceptable 
in lieu of this inspection if the part number of the MOV actuator at 
each location can be conclusively determined from that review.

(h) Replacement

    (1) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(1) of this AD, if, 
during the inspection required by paragraph (g)(1) of this AD, any 
MOV actuator of the fuel shutoff valves for the left and right 
engines having P/N MA20A2027, or P/N MA30A1001 (Boeing P/N S343T003-
56, or P/N S343T003-66), is found: Within 8 years after the 
effective date of this AD, replace each affected MOV actuator with 
an MOV actuator having P/N MA30A1017 (Boeing P/N S343T003-76), in 
accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Service 
Bulletin 737-28-1314, dated November 17, 2014.
    Note 1 to paragraph (h)(1) of this AD: If, during the inspection 
required by paragraph (g)(1) of this AD, any MOV actuator of the 
fuel shutoff valve for the left or right engines having P/N 
MA20A1001-1 (Boeing P/N S343T003-39) is found, the Accomplishment 
Instructions specified in Boeing Service Bulletin 737-28-1314, dated 
November 17, 2014, for replacing MOV actuators having P/N S343T003-
66 or P/N S343T003-56 can be used for replacing MOV actuators having 
P/N MA20A1001-1 (Boeing P/N S343T003-39).
    (2) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(2) of this AD, if, 
during the inspection required by paragraph (g)(2) of this AD, any 
MOV actuator of the fuel shutoff valves for the left and right 
engines, or of the APU fuel shutoff valve having P/N MA20A2027, or 
P/N MA30A1001 (Boeing P/N S343T003-56 or P/N S343T003-66) is found: 
Within 8 years after the effective date of this AD, replace each 
affected MOV actuator with an MOV actuator having P/N MA30A1017 
(Boeing P/N S343T003-76), in accordance with the Accomplishment 
Instructions of Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 757-28-
0138, dated May 18, 2016.
    Note 2 to paragraph (h)(2) of this AD: If, during the inspection 
required by paragraph (g)(2) of this AD, any MOV actuator of the 
fuel shutoff valve for the left or right engines, or of the APU fuel 
shutoff valve having P/N MA20A1001-1 (Boeing P/N S343T003-39) is 
found, the Accomplishment Instructions specified in Boeing Special 
Attention Service Bulletin 757-28-0138, dated May 18, 2016, for 
replacing MOV actuators having P/N S343T003-66 or P/N S343T003-56 
can be used for replacing MOV actuators having P/N MA20A1001-1 
(Boeing P/N S343T003-39).
    (3) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(3) of this AD, if, 
during the inspection required by paragraph (g)(2) of this AD, any 
MOV actuator of the fuel shutoff valves for the left and right 
engines, or of the APU fuel shutoff valve having P/N MA20A2027 or P/
N MA30A1001 (Boeing P/N S343T003-56 or P/N S343T003-66) is found: 
Within 8 years after the effective date of this AD, replace each 
affected MOV actuator with an MOV actuator having P/N MA30A1017 
(Boeing P/N S343T003-76), in accordance with the Accomplishment 
Instructions of SB 767-28-0115 R1.
    Note 3 to paragraph (h)(3) of this AD: If, during the inspection 
required by paragraph (g)(2) of this AD, any MOV actuator of the 
fuel shutoff valve for the left or right engines, or of the APU fuel 
shutoff valve having P/N MA20A1001-1 (Boeing P/N S343T003-39) is 
found, the Accomplishment Instructions specified in SB 767-28-0115 
R1, for replacing MOV actuators having P/N S343T003-66 or P/N 
S343T003-56 can be used for replacing MOV actuators having P/N 
MA20A1001-1 (Boeing P/N S343T003-39).

(i) Maintenance or Inspection Program Revision

    (1) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(1) of this AD with 
an original certificate of airworthiness or original export 
certificate of airworthiness issued on or before the effective date 
of this AD: Prior to or concurrently with the actions required by 
paragraph (h)(1) of this AD or within 30 days after the effective 
date of this AD, whichever is later, revise the maintenance or 
inspection program, as applicable, to add the airworthiness 
limitations (AWLs) specified in paragraphs (i)(1)(i), (i)(1)(ii), 
and (i)(1)(iii) of this AD. The initial compliance time for 
accomplishing the actions required by AWL No. 28-AWL-24 is within 6 
years from the previous inspection.
    (i) AWL No. 28-AWL-21, MOV Actuator--Lightning and Fault Current 
Protection Electrical Bond, as specified in Boeing 737-600/700/700C/
800/900/900ER Special Compliance Items/Airworthiness Limitations, 
D626A001-9-04, dated September 2016.
    (ii) AWL No. 28-AWL-22, MOV Actuator--Electrical Design Feature, 
as specified in Boeing 737-600/700/700C/800/900/900ER Special 
Compliance Items/Airworthiness Limitations, D626A001-9-04, dated 
September 2016.
    (iii) AWL No. 28-AWL-24, Valve MOV Actuator--Lightning and Fault 
Current Protection Electrical Bond, as specified in Boeing 737-600/
700/700C/800/900/900ER Special Compliance Items/Airworthiness 
Limitations, D626A001-9-04, dated September 2016.
    (2) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(2) of this AD: 
Prior to or concurrently with the actions required by paragraph 
(h)(2) of this AD, revise the maintenance or inspection program, as 
applicable, to add the AWLs specified in paragraphs (i)(2)(i), 
(i)(2)(ii), and (i)(2)(iii) of this AD. The initial compliance time 
for accomplishing the actions required by AWL No. 28-AWL-25 is 
within 6 years from the previous inspection.
    (i) AWL No. 28-AWL-23, Motor Operated Valve (MOV) Actuator--
Lightning and Fault Current Protection Electrical Bond, as specified 
in Boeing 757 Maintenance Planning Data (MPD) Document, Section 9, 
Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs) And Certification Maintenance 
Requirements (CMRs), D622N001-9, dated July 2016.
    (ii) AWL No. 28-AWL-24, Motor Operated Valve (MOV) Actuator--
Electrical Design Feature, as specified in Boeing 757 Maintenance 
Planning Data (MPD) Document, Section 9, Airworthiness Limitations 
(AWLs) And Certification Maintenance Requirements (CMRs), D622N001-
9, dated July 2016.
    (iii) AWL No. 28-AWL-25, Motor Operated Valve (MOV) Actuator--
Lightning and Fault Current Protection Electrical Bond, as specified 
in Boeing 757 Maintenance Planning Data (MPD) Document, Section 9, 
Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs) And Certification Maintenance 
Requirements (CMRs), D622N001-9, dated July 2016.
    (3) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(3) of this AD with 
an original certificate of airworthiness or original export 
certificate of airworthiness issued on or before the effective date 
of this AD: Prior to or concurrently with the actions required by 
paragraph (h)(3) of this AD, revise the maintenance or inspection 
program, as applicable, to add the AWLs specified in paragraphs 
(i)(3)(i) and (i)(3)(ii) of this AD.
    (i) AWL No. 28-AWL-23, Motor Operated Valve (MOV) Actuator--
Lightning and Fault Current Protection Electrical Bond, as specified 
in Boeing 767 Special Compliance Items/Airworthiness Limitations, 
D622T001-9-04, dated June 2016.
    (ii) AWL No. 28-AWL-24, Motor Operated Valve (MOV) Actuator--
Electrical Design Feature, as specified in Boeing 767 Special 
Compliance Items/Airworthiness Limitations, D622T001-9-04, dated 
June 2016.

(j) Parts Installation Prohibition

    As of the effective date of this AD, no person may replace a MOV 
actuator having P/N MA30A1017 (Boeing P/N S343T003-76) with an MOV 
actuator having P/N MA20A2027 or P/N MA30A1001 (Boeing P/N S343T003-
56 or P/N S343T003-66) for the fuel shutoff valves for airplanes 
identified in paragraphs (c)(1), (c)(2), and (c)(3) of this AD, and 
for the APU fuel shutoff valve for airplanes identified in 
paragraphs (c)(2) and (c)(3) of this AD.

(k) Credit for Previous Actions

    (1) This paragraph provides credit for the actions specified in 
paragraph (g)(2) or (h)(3) of this AD, as applicable, if those 
actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using 
Boeing Service Bulletin 767-28-0115, dated September 10, 2015.
    (2) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(1) of this AD with 
an original certificate of airworthiness or original export 
certificate of airworthiness issued on or before the effective date 
of this AD, this paragraph provides credit for the actions specified 
in paragraph (i)(1) of this AD if those actions were performed 
before the effective date of this AD using Boeing 737-600/700/700C/
800/900/900ER Special Compliance Items/Airworthiness Limitations, 
D626A001-9-04, dated July 2016; or Boeing 737-600/700/700C/800/900/
900ER Maintenance Planning Data (MPD) Document, Section 9, 
Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs), and Certification Maintenance 
Requirements (CMRs), D626A001-CMR, Revision April 2016; Revision 
January 2015; Revision November 2014; or Revision October 2014.
    (3) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(2) of this AD, 
this paragraph provides credit for the actions specified in 
paragraph (i)(2) of this AD if those actions were performed before 
the effective date of this AD using Boeing 757 Maintenance Planning 
Data (MPD) Document, Section 9, Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs), 
and Certification

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Maintenance Requirements (CMRs), D622N001-9, Revision January 2016.
    (4) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(3) of this AD with 
an original certificate of airworthiness or original export 
certificate of airworthiness issued on or before the effective date 
of this AD, this paragraph provides credit for the actions specified 
in paragraph (i)(3) of this AD if those actions were performed 
before the effective date of this AD using Boeing 767 Special 
Compliance Items/Airworthiness Limitations, D622T001-9-04, Revision 
May 2016 R1; Revision May 2016; Revision March 2016; or Revision 
July 2015.
    (5) For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(3) of this AD with 
an original certificate of airworthiness or original export 
certificate of airworthiness issued on or before the effective date 
of this AD, this paragraph provides credit for the actions specified 
in paragraph (i)(3)(ii) of this AD if those actions were performed 
before the effective date of this AD using Boeing 767 Special 
Compliance Items/Airworthiness Limitations, D622T001-9-04, Revision 
October 2014.

(l) 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 (m)(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, modification, or alteration 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. To be approved, the 
repair method, modification deviation, or alteration deviation must 
meet the certification basis of the airplane, and the approval must 
specifically refer to this AD.
    (4) For service information that contains steps that are labeled 
as Required for Compliance (RC), the provisions of paragraphs 
(l)(4)(i) and (l)(4)(ii) of this AD apply.
    (i) The steps labeled as RC, including substeps under an RC step 
and any figures identified in an RC step, must be done to comply 
with the AD. If a step or substep is labeled ``RC Exempt,'' then the 
RC requirement is removed from that step or substep. An AMOC is 
required for any deviations to RC steps, including substeps and 
identified figures.
    (ii) Steps not labeled as RC may be deviated from using accepted 
methods in accordance with the operator's maintenance or inspection 
program without obtaining approval of an AMOC, provided the RC 
steps, including substeps and identified figures, can still be done 
as specified, and the airplane can be put back in an airworthy 
condition.

(m) Related Information

    (1) For more information about this AD, contact Tak Kobayashi, 
Aerospace Engineer, Propulsion Branch, ANM-140S, FAA, Seattle ACO, 
1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057-3356; phone: 425-917-6499; 
fax: 425-917-6590; email: Takahisa.Kobayashi@faa.gov.
    (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Contractual & Data Services 
(C&DS), 2600 Westminster Blvd., MC 110-SK57, Seal Beach, CA 90740-
5600; telephone: 562-797-1717; Internet: https://www.myboeingfleet.com. You may view this referenced service 
information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind 
Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this 
material at the FAA, call 425-227-1221.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on February 28, 2017.
Michael Kaszycki,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-04561 Filed 3-8-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P