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42 / Monday, March 5, 2007 / Rules and Regulations

(1) The associated interval for any new task Issued in Renton, Washington, on February Department of Transportation, 400
is to be counted from the effective date of this 22, 2007. Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building,
AD. Ali Bahrami, Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590–
(2) The associated interval for any revised Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, 0001 or on the Internet at http://
task is to be counted from the previous Aircraft Certification Service. dms.dot.gov. The docket number is
performance of the task. FAA–2006–26071; Directorate Identifier
[FR Doc. E7–3658 Filed 3–2–07; 8:45 am]
(3) For Model A340 airplanes that have
BILLING CODE 4910–13–P 2006–CE–51–AD.
exceeded the more restrictive limitations of
Airbus A340 Certification Maintenance FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Requirements, Document 955.3019/92, Issue Andrew McAnaul, Aerospace Engineer,
14, Maintenance Significant Items (MSI) DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ASW–150 (c/o MIDO–43), 10100
21.28.00 and 21.43.00: Do the task within Reunion Place, Suite 650, San Antonio,
2,500 flight hours after the previous Federal Aviation Administration Texas 78216; telephone: (210) 308–
accomplishment. Repeat the task thereafter at 3365; fax: (210) 308–3370.
the applicable interval in the Airbus A340 14 CFR Part 39 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
Certification Maintenance Requirements, [Docket No. FAA–2006–26071; Directorate
Document 955.3019/92, Issue 14. Discussion
Identifier 2006–CE–51–AD; Amendment 39–
(4) For Model A340 airplanes that have 14965; AD 2007–05–04] On November 7, 2006, we issued a
accumulated more than 2,700 flight hours proposal to amend part 39 of the Federal
since the last maintenance done in RIN 2120–AA64
Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 39) to
accordance with Airbus A340 Certification include an AD that would apply to
Maintenance Requirements, Document Airworthiness Directives; Mooney
Airplane Company, Inc., (Mooney) certain Mooney Airplane Company, Inc.
955.3019/92, Issue 14, MSI 28.24.00: Do the
next task within 800 flight hours after the Models M20M and M20R Airplanes Models M20M and M20R airplanes.
effective date of this AD. Repeat the task This proposal was published in the
thereafter at the applicable interval in the AGENCY: Federal Aviation Federal Register as a notice of proposed
Airbus A340 Certification Maintenance Administration (FAA), DOT. rulemaking (NPRM) on November 7,
Requirements, Document 955.3019/92, Issue ACTION: Final rule. 2006 (71 FR 65062). The NPRM
14. proposed to retorque the upper left and
SUMMARY: The FAA adopts a new upper right engine mounting hardware
Alternative Methods of Compliance
airworthiness directive (AD) for certain as an interim action. The NPRM also
(AMOCs)
Mooney Airplane Company, Inc., proposed to remove the upper left and
(g)(1) The Manager, International Branch, Models M20M and M20R airplanes. upper right engine mount attaching
ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, This AD requires you to remove the hardware, cut out and remove the
FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs
upper left and upper right engine mount upholstery and insulation between the
for this AD, if requested in accordance with
attaching hardware, cut out and remove fuselage tubular frame and the firewall,
the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19.
(2) Before using any AMOC approved in the upholstery and insulation between and replace the upper left and upper
accordance with § 39.19 on any airplane to the fuselage tubular frame and the right engine mount attaching hardware
which the AMOC applies, notify the firewall, and replace the upper left and with the new parts kit.
appropriate principal inspector in the FAA upper right engine mount attaching Comments
Flight Standards Certificate Holding District hardware with the new parts kit. This
Office. AD results from failure of the engine We provided the public the
mount attaching hardware to maintain opportunity to participate in developing
Related Information this AD. The following presents the
torque as a result of firewall insulation
(h) The European Aviation Safety Agency and upholstery being compressed comments received on the proposal and
airworthiness directives 2006–0224, dated FAA’s response to each comment:
between the fuselage tubular frame and
July 27, 2006, and 2006–0225, dated July 21, Comment Issue: Jack Buster of the
the firewall at the upper left and upper
2006, also address the subject of this AD. Modification and Replacement Parts
right engine mount attach points. We
Material Incorporated by Reference are issuing this AD to prevent the upper Association (MARPA) suggests that
(i) You must use Airbus A330 Certification right and upper left engine mounting paragraph (g) of the proposed action be
Maintenance Requirements, Document hardware from losing torque, which amended to include the Internet
955.2074/93, Issue 19, dated March 22, 2006; could result in a reduction in engine Uniform Resource Locator (URL)
or Airbus A340 Certification Maintenance mount load carrying capability and address for the relevant service
Requirements, Document 955.3019/92, Issue could lead to engine mount failure. information.
14, dated December 19, 2005; as applicable, We agree with the commenter’s (Jack
DATES: This AD becomes effective on
to perform the actions that are required by Buster, MARPA) recommendation. We
this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise.
April 9, 2007. added the manufacturer’s Internet URL
The Director of the Federal Register approved As of April 9, 2007, the Director of the address in the information on how to
the incorporation by reference of these Federal Register approved the obtain the relevant service information.
documents in accordance with 5 U.S.C. incorporation by reference of certain
552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. Contact Airbus, 1 publications listed in the regulation. Conclusion
Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac ADDRESSES: To get the service Since the NPRM was published, the
Cedex, France, for a copy of this service information identified in this AD, manufacturer has revised the applicable
information. You may review copies at the contact Mooney Airplane Company, service bulletin to clarify the fastener
FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601
Inc., 165 Al Mooney Road North, torque requirement. The change does
Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington; or at
the National Archives and Records
Kerrville, Texas 78028; telephone: (830) not change the intent of the required
896–6000, or go to: http:// action and does not create any
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Administration (NARA). For information on


the availability of this material at NARA, call www.mooney.com/images/pdfs/sb-pdf/ additional burden on the owners/
202–741–6030, or go to: http:// m20-292a.pdf. operators. The AD will reference the
www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr- To view the AD docket, go to the appropriate service information:
locations.html. Docket Management Facility; U.S. Mooney Airplane Company, Inc. Service

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Bulletin M20–292A, dated December 22, minor editorial corrections. We have Costs of Compliance
2006, but will give credit to anyone who determined that these minor
has already done the action per the corrections: We estimate that this AD affects 198
original service bulletin. • Are consistent with the intent that airplanes in the U.S. registry.
was proposed in the NPRM for We estimate the following costs to
We have carefully reviewed the correcting the unsafe condition; and
available data and determined that air accomplish the required modifications:
• Do not add any additional burden
safety and the public interest require upon the public than was already
adopting the AD as proposed except for proposed in the NPRM.

Total cost per Total cost on


Labor cost Parts cost airplane U.S. operators

Retorquing of the upper left and upper right engine mounting hardware: Not Applicable ................................. $40 $7,920
.5 work-hours × $80 per hour = $40.
Removing insulation and upholstery material at the engine mount upper $20 ................................................... 180 35,640
right and upper left attaching points, and installing engine mount at-
taching hardware with the new parts kit: 2 work-hours X $80 per hour
= $160.

Authority for This Rulemaking 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the § 39.13 [Amended]
Title 49 of the United States Code DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures ■ 2. FAA amends § 39.13 by adding a
specifies the FAA’s authority to issue (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and new AD to read as follows:
rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, 3. Will not have a significant 2007–05–04 Mooney Airplane Company,
Section 106 describes the authority of economic impact, positive or negative, Inc., (Mooney) Models M20M and M20R
the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, on a substantial number of small entities Airplanes: Amendment 39–14965;
Aviation Programs, describes in more under the criteria of the Regulatory Docket No. FAA–2006–26071;
detail the scope of the agency’s Flexibility Act. Directorate Identifier 2006–CE–51–AD.
authority. We prepared a summary of the costs Effective Date
We are issuing this rulemaking under to comply with this AD (and other (a) This AD becomes effective on April 9,
the authority described in Subtitle VII, information as included in the 2007.
Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701, Regulatory Evaluation) and placed it in
‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that Affected ADs
the AD Docket. You may get a copy of
section, Congress charges the FAA with this summary by sending a request to us (b) None.
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in at the address listed under ADDRESSES. Applicability
air commerce by prescribing regulations Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2006–26071; (c) This AD applies to Mooney Airplane
for practices, methods, and procedures Directorate Identifier 2006–CE–51–AD’’ Company, Inc., (Mooney) Model M20M
the Administrator finds necessary for in your request. airplanes, serial numbers 27–0317 through
safety in air commerce. This regulation 27–0355 and Model M20R airplanes, serial
is within the scope of that authority List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 numbers 29–0290 through 29–0448, that are
because it addresses an unsafe condition certificated in any category.
Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation
that is likely to exist or develop on
safety, Incorporation by reference, Unsafe Condition
products identified in this AD.
Safety. (d) This AD is the result of failure of the
Regulatory Findings engine mount attaching hardware to maintain
Adoption of the Amendment torque as a result of firewall insulation and
We have determined that this AD will upholstery being compressed between the
not have federalism implications under ■ Accordingly, under the authority fuselage tubular frame and the firewall at the
Executive Order 13132. This AD will delegated to me by the Administrator, upper left and upper right engine mount
not have a substantial direct effect on the Federal Aviation Administration attach points. The actions specified in this
the States, on the relationship between amends part 39 of the Federal Aviation AD are intended to prevent the upper right
the national government and the States, Regulations (14 CFR part 39) as follows: and upper left engine mounting hardware
or on the distribution of power and from losing torque. This failure could lead to
responsibilities among the various PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS a reduction in engine mount load carrying
levels of government. DIRECTIVES capability and could result in engine mount
failure.
For the reasons discussed above, I
certify that this AD: ■ 1. The authority citation for part 39 Compliance
1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory continues to read as follows: (e) To address this problem, you must do
action’’ under Executive Order 12866; Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. the following, unless already done:

Actions Compliance Procedures

(1) Locate and retorque the upper left and Within the next 25 hours time-in-service (TIS) Follow Mooney Airplane Company, Inc. Serv-
upper right engine mount attaching hardware. after April 9, 2007 (the effective date of this ice Bulletin M20–292A, dated December
AD). 22, 2006.
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Actions Compliance Procedures

(2) Replace the old engine mount attaching Within the next 100 hours time-in-service Follow Mooney Airplane Company, Inc. Serv-
hardware by doing the following:. (TIS) after April 9, 2007 (the effective date ice Bulletin M20–292A, dated December
(i) Remove and discard the upper left and of this AD). 22, 2006.
upper right engine mount attaching hard-
ware;
(ii) Cut out and remove the upholstery and
insulation material to allow full metal-to-
metal contact of the fuselage tubular
frame to the firewall; and
(iii) Install the new upper left and upper
right engine mount attaching hardware
part kits
(3) If you do the actions of paragraph (e)(2) of As of April 9, 2007 (the effective date of this Follow Mooney Airplane Company, Inc. Serv-
this AD before the compliance time specified AD). ice Bulletin M20–292A, dated December
for the action in paragraph (e)(1) of this AD, 22, 2006.
it terminates the requirement for the action in
paragraph (e)(1) of this AD.

(f) Compliance will be acceptable if the Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on DATES: This AD becomes effective April
above actions are accomplished by following February 21, 2007. 9, 2007.
the procedures described in Mooney Kim Smith, ADDRESSES: You can get the service
Airplane Company, Inc. Service Bulletin Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft information identified in this AD from
M20–292, dated September 22, 2006. You Certification Service. General Electric Company via Lockheed
may take ‘‘unless already done’’ credit, and [FR Doc. E7–3575 Filed 3–2–07; 8:45 am] Martin Technology Services, 10525
no further action per this AD is necessary. BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Chester Road, Suite C, Cincinnati, Ohio
Alternative Methods of Compliance 45215, telephone (513) 672–8400, fax
(AMOCs) (513) 672–8422.
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION You may examine the AD docket on
(g) The Manager, Fort Worth Airplane
Certification Office, FAA, ATTN: Andrew the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov or in
Federal Aviation Administration
McAnaul, Aerospace Engineer, ASW–150 Room PL–401 on the plaza level of the
(c/o MIDO–43), 10100 Reunion Place, Suite Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street,
14 CFR Part 39
650, San Antonio, Texas 78216; telephone: SW., Washington, DC.
(210) 308–3365; fax: (210) 308–3370, has the [Docket No. FAA–2006–23871; Directorate FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if Identifier 2006–NE–01–AD; Amendment 39– James Lawrence, Aerospace Engineer,
requested using the procedures found in 14 14975; AD 2007–05–14]
Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine
CFR 39.19. RIN 2120–AA64 and Propeller Directorate, 12 New
Related Information England Executive Park, Burlington, MA
Airworthiness Directives; General 01803; telephone (781) 238–7176; fax
(h) None. Electric Company (GE) CF6–80C2 (781) 238–7199.
Material Incorporated by Reference Turbofan Engines
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA
(i) You must use Mooney Airplane AGENCY: Federal Aviation proposed to amend 14 CFR part 39 with
Company, Inc. Service Bulletin M20–292A, Administration (FAA), Department of a proposed AD. The proposed AD
dated December 22, 2006, to do the actions Transportation (DOT). applies to GE CF6–80C2 series turbofan
required by this AD, unless the AD specifies ACTION: Final rule. engines. We published the proposed AD
otherwise. in the Federal Register on December 13,
(1) The Director of the Federal Register SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new 2006 (71 FR 74873). That action
approved the incorporation by reference of airworthiness directive (AD) for GE proposed to require replacing certain
this service information under 5 U.S.C. CF6–80C2 series turbofan engines. This installed part number (P/N) and serial
552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. AD requires replacing certain installed number (SN) cast titanium weld-
(2) For service information identified in part number (P/N) and serial number repaired forward engine mount
this AD, contact the Mooney Airplane (SN) cast titanium weld-repaired platforms and cast titanium forward
Company, Inc., 165 Al Mooney Road North, forward engine mount platforms and mount yokes, with a forged titanium or
Kerrville, TX 78028, telephone: 830–896– cast titanium forward mount yokes, a non-welded cast titanium part.
6000, or go to: http://www.mooney.com/ with a forged titanium or a non-welded
images/pdfs/sb-pdf/m20-292a.pdf. cast titanium part. This AD results from Examining the AD Docket
(3) You may review copies at the FAA, the discovery of cracks, in a weld- You may examine the docket that
Central Region, Office of the Regional repaired area on a forward engine contains the AD, any comments
Counsel, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri mount platform and a forward engine received, and any final disposition in
64106; or at the National Archives and mount yoke, found during a fluorescent person at the Docket Management
Records Administration (NARA). For penetrant inspection (FPI). These parts Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.,
information on the availability of this were weld-repaired during manufacture. Monday through Friday, except Federal
material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go We are issuing this AD to prevent cracks holidays. The Docket Office (telephone
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to: http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/ in the forward engine mount platform (800) 647–5227) is located on the plaza
code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_ and forward engine mount yoke that level of the Department of
locations.html. could result in possible separation of Transportation Nassif Building at the
the engine from the airplane. street address stated in ADDRESSES.

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