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AD to prevent chafing of the forward boost Issued in Renton, Washington, on January a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through
pump wiring that could lead to arcing to the 14, 2008. Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD
inside of the 45-degree angle fitting, which, Stephen P. Boyd, docket contains this AD, the regulatory
in combination with flammable fuel vapors,
Assistant Manager, Transport Airplane evaluation, any comments received, and
could result in a fuel tank explosion and
consequent loss of the airplane.
Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. other information. The address for the
[FR Doc. E8–971 Filed 1–23–08; 8:45 am] Docket Office (telephone 800–647–5527)
Compliance BILLING CODE 4910–13–P is the Document Management Facility,
(e) You are responsible for having the U.S. Department of Transportation,
actions required by this AD performed within Docket Operations, M–30, West
the compliance times specified, unless the DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140,
actions have already been done. 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.,
Modification Federal Aviation Administration Washington, DC 20590.
(f) Within 78 months after the effective FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sue
date of this AD, modify the conduit for the 14 CFR Part 39 McCormick, Aerospace Engineer, Cabin
forward fuel boost pump of the center fuel [Docket No. FAA–2007–28375; Directorate Safety and Environmental Systems
tank, by accomplishing all of the actions Identifier 2007–NM–015–AD; Amendment Branch, ANM–150S, FAA, Seattle
specified in Boeing Service Bulletin 717–28– 39–15346; AD 2008–02–16] Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind
0007, Revision 1, dated September 23, 2003. Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington
RIN 2120–AA64 98057–3356; telephone (303) 342–1082;
Credit for Actions Done According to
Previous Issue of Service Bulletin
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing fax (425) 917–6590.
(g) Actions done before the effective date Model 767–200 and 767–300 Series SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
of this AD in accordance with Boeing Service Airplanes
Bulletin 717–28–0007, dated August 22, Discussion
2002, are acceptable for compliance with the AGENCY: Federal Aviation The FAA issued a notice of proposed
requirements of paragraph (f) of this AD Administration (FAA), Department of rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR
provided that a leak check of the conduit is part 39 to include an AD that would
Transportation (DOT).
accomplished in accordance with Boeing 717 apply to certain Boeing Model 767–200
Airplane Maintenance Manual (AMM) Task ACTION: Final rule.
28–22–28–700–801, ‘‘Leak Test of the Fuel
and 767–300 series airplanes. That
Pump Electrical Conduit.’’ SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new NPRM was published in the Federal
airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Register on June 19, 2007 (72 FR 33701).
Alternative Methods of Compliance Boeing Model 767–200 and 767–300 That NPRM proposed to require
(AMOCs) reworking certain duct assemblies in the
series airplanes. This AD requires
(h)(1) The Manager, Los Angeles Aircraft reworking certain duct assemblies in the environmental control system (ECS).
Certification Office (ACO), FAA, has the
environmental control system (ECS). Comments
authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if
requested in accordance with the procedures This AD results from reports of duct
assemblies in the ECS with burned We provided the public the
found in 14 CFR 39.19.
Boeing Material Specification (BMS) 8– opportunity to participate in the
(2) To request a different method of
compliance or a different compliance time 39 polyurethane foam insulation. This development of this AD. We have
for this AD, follow the procedures in 14 CFR AD also results from a report from the considered the comments received.
39.19. Before using any approved AMOC on airplane manufacturer that airplanes Support for the Proposed AD
any airplane to which the AMOC applies, were assembled with duct assemblies in
notify your appropriate principal inspector Boeing concurs with the requirements
the ECS wrapped with BMS 8–39
(PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District of this AD.
Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local polyurethane foam insulation, a
FSDO. material of which the fire retardant Request To Remove Airplane From the
properties deteriorate with age. We are Proposed Applicability
Material Incorporated by Reference issuing this AD to prevent a potential Hawaiian Airlines requests that we
(i) You must use Boeing Service Bulletin electrical arc from igniting the BMS 8–
717–28–0007, Revision 1, dated September
revise the proposed AD to remove one
39 polyurethane foam insulation on the of its airplanes from the proposed
23, 2003, to do the actions required by this duct assemblies of the ECS, which could
AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. applicability. Hawaiian states that the
(1) The Director of the Federal Register
propagate a small fire and lead to a airplane came to them with two ducts
approved the incorporation by reference of larger fire that might spread throughout installed in the affected area that do not
this service information under 5 U.S.C. the airplane through the ECS. have insulation installed on them. Each
552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. DATES: This AD becomes effective of these ducts has a part number not
(2) For service information identified in February 28, 2008. listed in Boeing Service Bulletin 767–
this AD, contact Boeing Commercial The Director of the Federal Register 21A0167, Revision 1, dated December
Airplanes, Long Beach Division, 3855
Lakewood Boulevard, Long Beach, California
approved the incorporation by reference 19, 2006. We referred to Boeing Service
90846, Attention: Data and Service of a certain publication listed in the AD Bulletin 767–21A0167, Revision 1, as
Management, Dept. C1–L5A (D800–0024). as of February 28, 2008. the appropriate source of service
(3) You may review copies of the service ADDRESSES: For service information information for doing the actions
information incorporated by reference at the identified in this AD, contact Boeing specified in the proposed AD. Hawaiian
FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Commercial Airplanes, P.O. Box 3707, quotes text from a Boeing message, in
Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington; or at Seattle, Washington 98124–2207. which Boeing confirms that the two
the National Archives and Records subject duct assemblies do not need
Administration (NARA). For information on Examining the AD Docket rework in accordance with the service
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the availability of this material at NARA, call


202–741–6030, or go to: http:// You may examine the AD docket on bulletin because neither of the ducts
www.archives.gov/federal_register/ the Internet at http:// assemblies are wrapped with Boeing
code_of_federal_regulations/ www.regulations.gov; or in person at the Material Specification (BMS) 8–39
ibr_locations.html. Docket Management Facility between 9 polyurethane foam insulation.

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We agree. We have verified that the language to clarify whether or not BMS determined that air safety and the
subject airplane should not be subject to 8–300 insulation must be installed on public interest require adopting the AD
this AD for the reasons stated above. an affected duct. Hawaiian reiterates with the change described previously.
Therefore, we have revised the that it has one airplane with two ducts We also determined that this change
applicability of this final rule to remove installed, which do not have any will not increase the economic burden
the subject airplane from the insulation installed. on any operator or increase the scope of
applicability of this AD. We have also We do not agree that it is necessary the AD.
revised the Costs of Compliance section to make the requested clarification. As
of this final rule to remove the cost for stated previously, we have determined Costs of Compliance
this airplane. that the subject airplane is not subject
to this AD. Therefore, we have made no There are about 129 airplanes of the
Request To Clarify Acceptable change to the final rule in this regard. affected design in the worldwide fleet.
Compliance The following table provides the
Conclusion estimated costs for U.S. operators to
Hawaiian Airlines also requests that We reviewed the relevant data, comply with this AD.
we revise the proposed AD to add considered the comments received, and

ESTIMATED COSTS
Number of
Average labor Parts cost per Average cost Average fleet
Action Work hours U.S.-registered
rate per hour airplane per airplane cost
airplanes

Duct assembly rework ........ 7, per duct (average 50 $80 $4,955 $32,955 95 $3,130,725
ducts per airplane).

Authority for This Rulemaking (3) Will not have a significant Applicability
Title 49 of the United States Code economic impact, positive or negative, (c) This AD applies to Model 767–200 and
specifies the FAA’s authority to issue on a substantial number of small entities 767–300 series airplanes, certificated in any
under the criteria of the Regulatory category; as identified in Boeing Service
rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, Bulletin 767–21A0167, Revision 1, dated
Section 106, describes the authority of Flexibility Act.
We prepared a regulatory evaluation December 19, 2006; excluding variable
the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, number VK031.
of the estimated costs to comply with
Aviation Programs, describes in more
this AD and placed it in the AD docket. Unsafe Condition
detail the scope of the Agency’s
See the ADDRESSES section for a location (d) This AD results from reports of duct
authority.
to examine the regulatory evaluation. assemblies in the environmental control
We are issuing this rulemaking under
the authority described in Subtitle VII, List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 system (ECS) with burned Boeing Material
Specification (BMS) 8–39 polyurethane foam
Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701, Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation insulation. This AD also results from a report
‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that safety, Incorporation by reference, from the airplane manufacturer that airplanes
section, Congress charges the FAA with Safety. were assembled with duct assemblies in the
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in ECS wrapped with BMS 8–39 polyurethane
air commerce by prescribing regulations Adoption of the Amendment foam insulation, a material of which the fire
for practices, methods, and procedures ■ Accordingly, under the authority retardant properties deteriorate with age. We
the Administrator finds necessary for are issuing this AD to prevent a potential
delegated to me by the Administrator, electrical arc from igniting the BMS 8–39
safety in air commerce. This regulation the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as
is within the scope of that authority polyurethane foam insulation on the duct
follows: assemblies or the ECS, which could
because it addresses an unsafe condition propagate a small fire and lead to a larger fire
that is likely to exist or develop on PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS that might spread throughout the airplane
products identified in this rulemaking DIRECTIVES through the ECS.
action.
■ 1. The authority citation for part 39 Compliance
Regulatory Findings continues to read as follows: (e) You are responsible for having the
We have determined that this AD will Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. actions required by this AD performed within
not have federalism implications under the compliance times specified, unless the
§ 39.13 [Amended] actions have already been done.
Executive Order 13132. This AD will
not have a substantial direct effect on ■ 2. The Federal Aviation ECS Duct Assembly Rework
the States, on the relationship between Administration (FAA) amends § 39.13 (f) Except as provided by paragraph (g) of
the national government and the States, by adding the following new this AD, within 72 months after the effective
or on the distribution of power and airworthiness directive (AD): date of this AD, rework the duct assemblies
responsibilities among the various 2008–02–16 Boeing: Amendment 39–15346. in the ECS for the air distribution system at
levels of government. Docket No. FAA–2007–28375; sections 41, 45, and 46; the Gasper air system
For the reasons discussed above, I Directorate Identifier 2007–NM–015–AD. at sections 41, 43, 45, and 46; the forward
certify that this AD: electronic and electrical (E/E) compartment
Effective Date air supply; and the instrument panel cooling
(1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory
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(a) This AD becomes effective February 28, supply; in accordance with the
action’’ under Executive Order 12866; 2008. Accomplishment Instructions and
(2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under Appendices A and B of Boeing Service
DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures Affected ADs Bulletin 767–21A0167, Revision 1, dated
(44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and (b) None. December 19, 2006.

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Optional Part Installed DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 52309). That NPRM proposed to correct
(g) If an affected duct assembly having a an unsafe condition for the specified
part number other than part number Federal Aviation Administration products. The MCAI states:
217T2109–12, or a part number other than Some taperlocks used in the wing-to-
any part number specified in the applicable 14 CFR Part 39 fuselage junction at rib 1 were found to be
figure of Boeing Service Bulletin 767– non-compliant with the applicable
[Docket No. FAA–2007–29170; Directorate
21A0167, Revision 1, dated December 19, Identifier 2007–NM–075–AD; Amendment specification, resulting in a loss of pre-
2006, is found installed, and that part 39–15345; AD 2008–02–15] tension in the fasteners. In such conditions,
number is listed as an optional part number the structural integrity of the aircraft could be
in the table in paragraph 3.B.2., ‘‘Optional RIN 2120–AA64 affected.
Part Table,’’ of the Accomplishment This Airworthiness Directive mandates a
Instructions of the service bulletin: No Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model repetitive internal inspection of the lower
rework is required for that duct assembly A319 and A320 Series Airplanes stiffeners, and a repetitive external
only. inspection of the lower panels in center and
AGENCY: Federal Aviation outer wing box at level of rib 1 junction.
Parts Installation Administration (FAA), Department of
Transportation (DOT). The corrective action includes
(h) As of the effective date of this AD, no
contacting Airbus for repair instructions
person may install on any airplane an air ACTION: Final rule.
distribution system, Gasper air system,
and repair if any crack is found. You
forward E/E compartment air supply, or SUMMARY: We are adopting a new may obtain further information by
instrument panel cooling supply duct airworthiness directive (AD) for the examining the MCAI in the AD docket.
assembly with BMS 8–39 polyurethane foam products listed above. This AD results Comments
insulation. from mandatory continuing
airworthiness information (MCAI) We gave the public the opportunity to
Alternative Methods of Compliance participate in developing this AD. We
(AMOCs) originated by an aviation authority of
another country to identify and correct considered the comments received.
(i)(1) The Manager, Seattle Aircraft
an unsafe condition on an aviation Request To Refer to Revised Service
Certification Office, FAA, has the authority to
product. The MCAI describes the unsafe Information
approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested in
accordance with the procedures found in 14 condition as:
The Air Transport Association (ATA),
CFR 39.19. Some taperlocks used in the wing-to- on behalf of one of its members, United
(2) To request a different method of fuselage junction at rib 1 were found to be Airlines, and Airbus ask that we refer to
compliance or a different compliance time non-compliant with the applicable
specification, resulting in a loss of pre-
Airbus Service Bulletins A320–57–1129
for this AD, follow the procedures in 14 CFR
39.19. Before using any approved AMOC on tension in the fasteners. In such conditions, and A320–57–1130, both Revision 02,
any airplane to which the AMOC applies, the structural integrity of the aircraft could be both dated July 17, 2007, for
notify your appropriate principal inspector affected. accomplishing the specified actions.
(PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District We agree with the requests to refer to
We are issuing this AD to require
Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local Revision 02 of Airbus Service Bulletins
actions to correct the unsafe condition
FSDO. A320–57–1129 and A320–57–1130. In
on these products.
the NPRM, we referred to Airbus
Material Incorporated by Reference DATES: This AD becomes effective Service Bulletins A320–57–1129, and
(j) You must use Boeing Service Bulletin February 28, 2008. A320–57–1130, both Revision 01, both
767–21A0167, Revision 1, dated December The Director of the Federal Register dated July 28, 2006, as the appropriate
19, 2006, to do the actions required by this approved the incorporation by reference sources of service information for
AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. of certain publications listed in this AD accomplishing the required actions.
(1) The Director of the Federal Register as of February 28, 2008.
approved the incorporation by reference of
Revision 02 of the service bulletins
ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD updates the operator and aircraft
this service information under 5 U.S.C. docket on the Internet at http://
552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. effectivity to show the latest
www.regulations.gov or in person at the information. No additional work is
(2) For service information identified in
this AD, contact Boeing Commercial
U.S. Department of Transportation, required by these revisions of the
Airplanes, P.O. Box 3707, Seattle, Docket Operations, M–30, West service bulletins. We have changed
Washington 98124–2207. Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, paragraphs (f)(1) and (f)(2) of this AD to
(3) You may review copies of the service 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., refer to Revision 02 of the service
information incorporated by reference at the Washington, DC. bulletins. We have also changed
FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim paragraphs (f)(1) and (f)(2) to give credit
Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington; or at Dulin, Aerospace Engineer, to operators that have done the actions
the National Archives and Records International Branch, ANM–116, FAA, previously in accordance with Revision
Administration (NARA). For information on Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 01 of the service bulletins. We have also
the availability of this material at NARA, call Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington
202–741–6030, or go to: http://
revised the sentence giving credit for an
98057–3356; telephone (425) 227–2141; earlier service bulletin in paragraph
www.archives.gov/federal_register/
code_of_federal_regulations/
fax (425) 227–1149. (f)(2) of this AD for clarity.
ibr_locations.html. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
Request To Allow Installation of a Pin
Issued in Renton, Washington, on January Discussion and Sleeve Fastener
14, 2008. We issued a notice of proposed ATA, on behalf of one of its members,
Stephen P. Boyd, rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR Northwest Airlines (NWA), states that
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Assistant Manager, Transport Airplane part 39 to include an AD that would installation of a pin-and-sleeve fastener,
Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. apply to the specified products. That instead of the taperlok fastener, should
[FR Doc. E8–972 Filed 1–23–08; 8:45 am] NPRM was published in the Federal be allowed due to the practical
BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Register on September 13, 2007 (72 FR difficulties in accomplishing the NPRM

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