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or on the distribution of power and occurrence. Nine discs, identified as coming Final rule; request for
ACTION:
responsibilities among the various from the same batch, could be affected by comments.
levels of government. this problem. Strain induced porosity in the
For the reasons discussed above, I dovetail posts of the stage 1 of the IP SUMMARY: We are adopting a new
Compressor drum could result, in the worst airworthiness directive (AD) for the
certify this AD: case, in an uncontained loss of 2 IP
1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory products listed above. This AD results
Compressor stage 1 blades. Thus, the strain from mandatory continuing
action’’ under Executive Order 12866; induced porosity possibly affecting those
2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the airworthiness information (MCAI)
nine discs presents a potential unsafe
DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures condition. issued by the aviation authority of the
(44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and United Kingdom (UK) to identify and
Actions and Compliance correct an unsafe condition on B/E
3. Will not have a significant
economic impact, positive or negative, (e) Unless already done, do the following Aerospace Skyluxe II (AA2) passenger
actions. seats. The MCAI states the following:
on a substantial number of small entities
(1) Remove the IP Compressor Drums, part
under the criteria of the Regulatory number FK30102, serial numbers Compliance is required with B/E
Flexibility Act. Aerospace Alert Service Bulletin 25–20–2658
MW0134967, MW0131219, MW0156891,
We prepared a regulatory evaluation not later than one month from receipt of the
MW0158192, MW0164840, MW0168864,
of the estimated costs to comply with bulletin. The Alert Service Bulletin requires
MW0168190, MW0171399, and KHI00012,
inspection and re-orientation of the Hydrolok
this AD and placed it in the AD docket. from service at the next engine overhaul or
retaining pin. This action is required because
before accumulating 2,190 cycles-since-new, under certain conditions the Hydrolok pin
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 whichever occurs first. can migrate and disconnect from the seat
Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation (2) Replace these IP Compressor Drums structure, resulting in the seat back having no
safety, Safety. with a serviceable Drum. rearward restraint and allowing it to rotate aft
Other FAA AD Provisions into the seat or exit pathway behind.
Adoption of the Amendment
(f) Alternative Methods of Compliance We are issuing this AD to prevent
■ Accordingly, under the authority (AMOCs): The Manager, Engine Certification detachment of the seat hydrolok pin,
delegated to me by the Administrator, Office, FAA, has the authority to approve allowing the seat back to rotate aft
the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the without restraint, which could lead to
follows: procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. occupant injury.
Related Information DATES: This AD becomes effective
PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS
DIRECTIVES (g) Refer to EASA AD 2007–0046, dated October 3, 2007.
February 22, 2007, and Rolls-Royce plc Alert The Director of the Federal Register
■ 1. The authority citation for part 39 Service Bulletin No. RB.211–72–AF258, approved the incorporation by reference
continues to read as follows: Revision 1, dated March 29, 2007, for related of B/E Aerospace Alert Service Bulletin
information. No. 25–20–2658, dated November 12,
Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. (h) Contact Christopher Spinney, 2001, listed in the AD as of October 18,
Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification
§ 39.13 [Amended] 2007.
Office, FAA, Engine and Propeller
■ 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding We must receive comments on this
Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park,
the following new AD: Burlington, MA 01803; e-mail: AD by October 18, 2007.
Christopher.spinney@faa.gov, telephone ADDRESSES: The Docket Operations
2007–19–10 Rolls-Royce plc: Amendment
39–15201; Docket No. FAA–2007–27955; (781) 238–7175, fax (781) 238–7199, for more office is located at U.S. Department of
Directorate Identifier 2007–NE–15–AD. information about this AD. Transportation, Docket Operations, M–
Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room
Effective Date W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.,
September 11, 2007.
(a) This airworthiness directive (AD) Washington, DC 20590.
Francis A. Favara,
becomes effective October 3, 2007.
Manager, Engine and Propeller Directorate, Examining the AD Docket
Affected ADs Aircraft Certification Service.
You may examine the AD docket on
(b) None. [FR Doc. E7–18324 Filed 9–17–07; 8:45 am]
the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov; or in
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Applicability person at the Docket Operations office
(c) This AD applies to Rolls-Royce plc between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday
RB211 Trent 553–61, 556–61, 556B–61, 560– through Friday, except Federal holidays.
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
61, 553A2–61, 556A2–61, 556B2–61, and The AD docket contains this AD, the
560A2–61 turbofan engines. These engines regulatory evaluation, any comments
Federal Aviation Administration
are installed on, but not limited to, Airbus received, and other information. The
A340–500 and 600 series airplanes. street address for the Docket Operations
14 CFR Part 39
Reason office (telephone (800) 647–5527) is
(d) European Aviation Safety Agency [Docket No. FAA–2007–28075; Directorate provided in the ADDRESSES section.
(EASA) AD No. 2007–0046, dated February Identifier 2007–NE–21–AD; Amendment 39– Comments will be available in the AD
22, 2007, states: 15204; AD 2007–19–13] docket shortly after receipt.
This Airworthiness Directive requires FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
replacement of Intermediate Pressure RIN 2120–AA64 Jeffrey Lee, Aerospace Engineer, Boston
Compressor (IP Compressor) Drums (Part Aircraft Certification Office, FAA,
Number FK30102) of nine part serial Airworthiness Directives; B/E
Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New
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numbers. This action is necessary following Aerospace Skyluxe II (AA2) Passenger


England Executive Park, Burlington, MA
the discovery of strain induced porosity in a Seats
Trent 500 IP Compressor Drum forging.
01803; e-mail: Jeffrey.lee@faa.gov;
Engineering assessment concluded that the AGENCY: Federal Aviation telephone (781) 238–7161; fax (781)
problem is caused by the forging process and Administration (FAA), Department of 238–7170.
it is believed that this is a batch related Transportation (DOT). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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Discussion we did not precede it by notice and under the criteria of the Regulatory
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), opportunity for public comment. We Flexibility Act.
which is the civil aviation authority for invite you to send any written relevant We prepared a regulatory evaluation
the UK, has issued AD 002–11–2001, data, views, or arguments about this AD. of the estimated costs to comply with
dated November 27, 2001, to correct an Send your comments to an address this AD and placed it in the AD docket.
unsafe condition for the specified listed under the ADDRESSES section. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39
products. The CAA AD states: Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2007–28075;
Directorate Identifier 2007–NE–21–AD’’ Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation
Compliance is required with B/E at the beginning of your comments. We safety, Incorporation by reference,
Aerospace Alert Service Bulletin 25–20–2658 Safety.
not later than one month from receipt of the
specifically invite comments on the
bulletin. The Alert Service Bulletin requires overall regulatory, economic, Adoption of the Amendment
inspection and re-orientation of the Hydrolok environmental, and energy aspects of
retaining pin. This action is required because this AD. We will consider all comments ■ Accordingly, under the authority
under certain conditions the Hydrolok pin received by the closing date and may delegated to me by the Administrator,
can migrate and disconnect from the seat amend this AD because of those the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as
structure, resulting in the seat back having no comments. follows:
rearward restraint and allowing it to rotate aft We will post all comments we
into the seat or exit pathway behind. receive, without change, to http:// PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS
You may obtain further information by dms.dot.gov, including any personal DIRECTIVES
examining the CAA AD in the AD information you provide. We will also ■ 1. The authority citation for part 39
docket. post a report summarizing each continues to read as follows:
substantive verbal contact we receive Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701.
Relevant Service Information
about this AD.
B/E Aerospace has issued Alert § 39.13 [Amended]
Service Bulletin (ASB) No. 25–20–2658, Authority for This Rulemaking
■ 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding
dated November 12, 2001. The actions Title 49 of the United States Code
the following new AD:
described in this service information are specifies the FAA’s authority to issue
intended to correct the unsafe condition rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, 2007–19–13 B/E Aerospace: Amendment
identified in the CAA AD. section 106, describes the authority of 39–15204; Docket No. FAA–2007–28075;
Directorate Identifier 2007–NE–21–AD.
the FAA Administrator. ‘‘Subtitle VII:
FAA’s Determination and Requirements Effective Date
Aviation Programs,’’ describes in more
of This AD
detail the scope of the Agency’s (a) This airworthiness directive (AD)
This product has been approved by authority. becomes effective October 3, 2007.
the aviation authority of the UK and is We are issuing this rulemaking under Affected ADs
approved for operation in the United the authority described in ‘‘Subtitle VII,
States. Pursuant to our bilateral (b) None.
Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701:
agreement with the UK, they have General requirements.’’ Under that Applicability
notified us of the unsafe condition section, Congress charges the FAA with (c) This AD applies to B/E Aerospace
described in the CAA AD and service promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in Skyluxe II (AA2) passenger seats. These seats
information referenced above. We are air commerce by prescribing regulations are installed on, but not limited to, Airbus
issuing this AD because we evaluated for practices, methods, and procedures A300, A300–600, A320, A321, A330, and
all the information provided by the CAA the Administrator finds necessary for A340 series airplanes; Boeing 737–800 series,
and determined the unsafe condition 747–200, –300, and –400 series; 767–200 and
safety in air commerce. This regulation –300 series; 777–200 and –300 series
exists and is likely to exist or develop is within the scope of that authority airplanes; and McDonnell Douglas MD–11
on other products of the same type because it addresses an unsafe condition airplanes.
design. This AD requires inspection and that is likely to exist or develop on
re-orientation of the Hydrolok retaining Reason
products identified in this rulemaking
pin. action. (d) United Kingdom (UK) Civil Aviation
Authority (CAA) AD 002–11–2001, dated
FAA’s Determination of the Effective Regulatory Findings November 27, 2001, states:
Date We determined that this AD will not Compliance is required with B/E
An unsafe condition exists that have federalism implications under Aerospace Alert Service Bulletin 25–20–2658
requires the immediate adoption of this not later than one month from receipt of the
Executive Order 13132. This AD will
bulletin. The Alert Service Bulletin requires
AD. The FAA has found that the risk to not have a substantial direct effect on inspection and re-orientation of the Hydrolok
the flying public justifies waiving notice the States, on the relationship between retaining pin. This action is required because
and comment prior to adoption of this the national government and the States, under certain conditions the Hydrolok pin
rule because B/E Aerospace requires or on the distribution of power and can migrate and disconnect from the seat
compliance with the ASB within one responsibilities among the various structure, resulting in the seat back having no
month of receipt of the ASB. Therefore, levels of government. rearward restraint and allowing it to rotate aft
we determined that notice and For the reasons discussed above, I into the seat or exit pathway behind.
opportunity for public comment before certify this AD: We are issuing this AD to prevent
issuing this AD are impracticable and 1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory detachment of the seat hydrolok pin,
that good cause exists for making this action’’ under Executive Order 12866; allowing the seat back to rotate aft without
2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the restraint, which could lead to occupant
amendment effective in fewer than 30
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injury.
days. DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures
(44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and Actions and Compliance
Comments Invited 3. Will not have a significant (e) Unless already done, do the following
This AD is a final rule that involves economic impact, positive or negative, actions within 30 days after the effective date
requirements affecting flight safety, and on a substantial number of small entities of this AD:

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(1) Visually inspect and re-orient if DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION • Mail: U.S. Department of
necessary, Hydrolok retaining pins. Transportation, Docket Operations, M–
(2) Use paragraphs 3.1.1 through 3.1.13 of Federal Aviation Administration 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room
Accomplishment Instructions of B/E W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.,
Aerospace Alert Service Bulletin No. 25–20– 14 CFR Part 39 Washington, DC 20590.
2658, dated November 12, 2001, to perform
[Docket No. FAA–2007–27009; Directorate • Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail
the inspections and re-orientations. address above between 9 a.m. and 5
Identifier 2007–NE–02–AD; Amendment 39–
Other FAA AD Provisions 15200; AD 2007–19–09] p.m., Monday through Friday, except
Federal holidays.
(f) Alternative Methods of Compliance RIN 2120–AA64 • Fax: (202) 493–2251.
(AMOCs): The Manager, Boston Aircraft
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://
Certification Office, FAA, has the authority to
Arriel 2B1 Turboshaft Engines www.regulations.gov. Follow the
approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested
instructions for submitting comments.
using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19.
AGENCY: Federal Aviation
Examining the AD Docket
Related Information Administration (FAA), Department of
(g) Refer to UK CAA AD 002–11–2001, Transportation (DOT). You may examine the AD docket on
dated November 27, 2001, for related ACTION: Final rule; request for the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov; or in
information. comments. person at the Docket Operations office
(h) Contact Jeffrey Lee, Aerospace between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday
Engineer, Boston Aircraft Certification Office, SUMMARY: We are superseding an through Friday, except Federal holidays.
FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New existing airworthiness directive (AD) by The AD docket contains this AD, the
England Executive Park, Burlington, MA adopting a new AD for the products regulatory evaluation, any comments
01803; e-mail: Jeffrey.lee@faa.gov; telephone listed above. This AD results from received, and other information. The
(781) 238–7161; fax (781) 238–7170, for more mandatory continuing airworthiness street address for the Docket Operations
information about this AD. information (MCAI) provided by the office (telephone (800) 647–5527) is the
aviation authority of France to identify same as the Mail address provided in
Material Incorporated by Reference and correct an unsafe condition on the ADDRESSES section. Comments will
(i) You must use B/E Aerospace Alert Turbomeca Arriel 2B1 turboshaft be available in the AD docket shortly
Service Bulletin No. 25–20–2658, dated engines. The MCAI states the following: after receipt.
November 12, 2001, to do the actions FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
This AD is prompted by several reported
required by this AD, unless the AD specifies cases of rupture of the constant delta Christopher Spinney, Aerospace
otherwise. pressure valve diaphragm on Arriel 2B1 Engineer, Engine Certification Office,
(1) The Director of the Federal Register engines, due to the wear of the delta P FAA, Engine and Propeller Directorate,
approved the incorporation by reference of diaphragm fabric. Rupture can result in the 12 New England Executive Park,
this service information under 5 U.S.C. loss of the automatic control mode of the Burlington, MA 01803; e-mail:
552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. helicopter, accompanied with a deterioration
christopher.spinney@faa.gov; telephone
(2) For service information identified in of the behavior of the auxiliary back-up mode
(emergency mode). On a single-engine (781) 238–7175, fax (781) 238–7199.
this AD, contact B/E Aerospace, (UK) Ltd.,
Grovebury Road, Leighton Buzzard, helicopter, the result may be an emergency SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
Bedfordshire, England LU7 4TB; telephone landing or, at worst, an accident.
This AD supersedes European Aviation Discussion
44 1525 858 371.
Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2007–0006 which The European Aviation Safety Agency
(3) You may review service information required the removal from service of all the
copies at the FAA, New England Region, 12
(EASA), which is the Technical Agent
delta pressure valve diaphragms logging for the Member States of the European
New England Executive Park, Burlington, more than 2,000 hours-since-new.
MA; or at the National Archives and Records Community, has issued AD 2007–0126,
Since issuance of EASA AD 2007–0006, no
Administration (NARA). For information on further case of rupture of the constant delta
dated May 7, 2007, to correct an unsafe
the availability of this material at NARA, call pressure valve diaphragm has been reported condition for the specified products.
(202) 741–6030, or go to: http:// on Arriel 2 engines. However, about 40 The EASA AD states:
www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr- additional diaphragms returning from service This AD is prompted by several reported
locations.html. have been inspected by Turbomeca, and cases of rupture of the constant delta
some signs of wear have been detected on pressure valve diaphragm on Arriel 2B1
Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on diaphragms having logged less than 2,000 engines, due to the wear of the delta P
September 12, 2007. hours. Based on the inspection results, it has diaphragm fabric. Rupture can result in the
Francis A. Favara, been decided to decrease this limit from loss of the automatic control mode of the
2,000 hours to 1,500 hours in order to further helicopter, accompanied with a deterioration
Manager, Engine and Propeller Directorate,
reduce the probability of delta P diaphragm of the behavior of the auxiliary back-up mode
Aircraft Certification Service. rupture. (emergency mode). On a single-engine
[FR Doc. E7–18336 Filed 9–17–07; 8:45 am] helicopter, the result may be an emergency
We are issuing this AD to prevent forced
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autorotation landing, or an accident.
This AD supersedes AD EASA AD 2007–
DATES: This AD becomes effective 0006 which required the removal from
October 3, 2007. service of all the delta pressure valve
We must receive comments on this diaphragms logging more than 2,000 hours-
AD by October 18, 2007. since-new.
Since issuance of EASA AD 2007–0006, no
ADDRESSES: You may send comments by
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further case of rupture of the constant delta


any of the following methods: pressure valve diaphragm has been reported
• DOT Docket Web Site: Go to http:// on Arriel 2 engines. However, about 40
dms.dot.gov and follow the instructions additional diaphragms returning from service
for sending your comments have been inspected by Turbomeca, and
electronically. some signs of wear have been detected on

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