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Unsafe Condition DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 2207; telephone 206–544–5000,
(e) This AD results from fuel system extension 1; fax 206–766–5680; e-mail
reviews conducted by the manufacturer. The Federal Aviation Administration email@example.com; Internet
Federal Aviation Administration is issuing https://www.myboeingfleet.com. You
this AD to prevent lightning-induced 14 CFR Part 39 may review copies of the referenced
transients to the fuel quantity indication service information at the FAA,
system, which could cause voltage levels to [Docket No. FAA–2010–0678; Directorate
Identifier 2010–NM–020–AD] Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601
go beyond original design levels between fuel
tank probes and structure and become a Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington.
RIN 2120–AA64 For information on the availability of
potential ignition source at the fuel tank,
which, in combination with flammable fuel this material at the FAA, call 425–227–
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing 1221.
vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion
and consequent loss of the airplane. Company Model 777–200 and –300
Series Airplanes Examining the AD Docket
AGENCY: Federal Aviation You may examine the AD docket on
(f) You are responsible for having the the Internet at http://
actions required by this AD performed within Administration (FAA), DOT.
www.regulations.gov; or in person at the
the compliance times specified, unless the ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking
Docket Management Facility between 9
actions have already been done. (NPRM). a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through
Installation Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD
SUMMARY: We propose to adopt a new
(g) Within 60 months after the effective airworthiness directive (AD) for certain docket contains this proposed AD, the
date of this AD, install a support bracket and Model 777–200 and –300 series regulatory evaluation, any comments
coupler on the left and right wing-to-fuselage received, and other information. The
transition, and metallic overbraid on the left
airplanes. This proposed AD would
require installing new operational street address for the Docket Office
and right leading edge wire assembly, in (telephone 800–647–5527) is in the
accordance with the Accomplishment software in the cabin management
system, and loading new software into ADDRESSES section. Comments will be
Instructions of Boeing Service Bulletin
DC10–28–262, Revision 1, dated June 9, the mass memory card. This proposed available in the AD docket shortly after
2010. AD results from an in-flight receipt.
entertainment (IFE) systems review. We FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joe
Installation According to Previous Issue of
Service Bulletin are proposing this AD to ensure that the Salameh, Aerospace Engineer, Systems
flightcrew is able to turn off electrical and Equipment Branch, ANM–130S,
(h) Installing a support bracket and coupler FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification
on the left and right wing-to-fuselage power to the IFE system and other non-
transition, and metallic overbraid on the left essential electrical systems through a Office, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton,
and right leading edge wire assembly, is also switch in the flight compartment in the Washington 98057–3356; telephone
acceptable for compliance with the event of smoke or flames. In the event (425) 917–6454; fax (425) 917–6590.
requirements of paragraph (g) of this AD if of smoke or flames in the airplane flight SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
done before the effective date of this AD in deck or passenger cabin, the flightcrew’s
accordance with the Accomplishment Comments Invited
inability to turn off electrical power to
Instructions of Boeing Service Bulletin We invite you to send any written
DC10–28–262, dated January 6, 2010. the IFE system and other non-essential
electrical systems could result in the relevant data, views, or arguments about
Alternative Methods of Compliance inability to control smoke or flames in this proposed AD. Send your comments
(AMOCs) the airplane flight deck or passenger to an address listed under the
(i)(1) The Manager, Los Angeles Aircraft ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No.
cabin during a non-normal or
Certification Office, FAA, has the authority to emergency situation. FAA–2010–0678; Directorate Identifier
approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested 2010–NM–020–AD’’ at the beginning of
using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. DATES: We must receive comments on your comments. We specifically invite
Send information to ATTN: Samuel Lee, this proposed AD by August 23, 2010. comments on the overall regulatory,
Aerospace Engineer, Propulsion Branch, ADDRESSES: You may send comments by economic, environmental, and energy
ANM–140L, FAA, Los Angeles Aircraft any of the following methods: aspects of this proposed AD. We will
Certification Office (ACO), 3960 Paramount • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to consider all comments received by the
Boulevard, Lakewood, California 90712– http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the
4137; telephone (562) 627–5262; fax (562)
closing date and may amend this
instructions for submitting comments. proposed AD because of those
(2) To request a different method of
• Fax: 202–493–2251. comments.
compliance or a different compliance time • Mail: U.S. Department of We will post all comments we
for this AD, follow the procedures in 14 CFR Transportation, Docket Operations, M– receive, without change, to http://
39.19. Before using any approved AMOC on 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room www.regulations.gov, including any
any airplane to which the AMOC applies, W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., personal information you provide. We
notify your principal maintenance inspector Washington, DC 20590. will also post a report summarizing each
(PMI) or principal avionics inspector (PAI), • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of substantive verbal contact we receive
as appropriate, or lacking a principal Transportation, Docket Operations, M– about this proposed AD.
inspector, your local Flight Standards District 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room
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Office. The AMOC approval letter must Discussion
W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.,
specifically reference this AD.
Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. In response to numerous reports of
Issued in Renton, Washington on June 29, and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, smoke or flames in the passenger cabin
2010. except Federal holidays. of various models of transport category
Ali Bahrami, For service information identified in airplanes, we conducted a
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, this proposed AD, contact Boeing comprehensive in-flight entertainment
Aircraft Certification Service. Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data (IFE) systems review. Earlier
[FR Doc. 2010–16515 Filed 7–6–10; 8:45 am] & Services Management, P.O. Box 3707, investigation of the reports had revealed
BILLING CODE 4910–13–P MC 2H–65, Seattle, Washington 98124– that the source of the smoke and flames
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was from cabin IFE system components, describes procedures for installing new specifies prior or concurrent
including electronic seat boxes mounted operational software in the cabin accomplishment of Boeing Component
under passenger seats, IFR wirings, IFE management system as follows: Service Bulletin 285W0925–23–02,
monitors, cabin lighting, wall outlets, • At the cabin system control panel dated July 11, 2002, which describes
and other non-essential cabin electrical (CSCP), remove the installed mass procedures for loading the new cabin
systems. memory card (MMC) 285W0925–1 or services system central storage device
The systems review disclosed that in 285W0925–2. software and CSCP OPS into the MMC.
order to minimize the risk of smoke or • Install the new MMC 285W0925–3.
flames in the passenger cabin, a switch • Install a new cabin system FAA’s Determination and Requirements
is needed in the flight compartment to management unit (CSMU) software part of This Proposed AD
enable the flightcrew to turn off number 2313–BCE–01T–03.
• Install a new cabin area control We are proposing this AD because we
electrical power to the IFE system and evaluated all relevant information and
panel (CACP) software part number
other non-essential electrical systems. In determined the unsafe condition
the event of smoke or flames in the • Install a new zone management unit described previously is likely to exist or
airplane flight deck or passenger cabin, (ZMU) software part number 2374– develop in other products of these same
the flightcrew’s inability to turn off BCE–021–02. type designs. This proposed AD would
power to the IFE system and other non- • Install a new overhead electronics
essential electrical systems, if not require accomplishing the actions
unit (OEU) operational software (OPS) specified in the service information
corrected, could result in the inability to (12 port) part number 2310–BCE–01V–
control smoke or flames in the airplane described previously.
02, if the airplane configuration has
flight deck or passenger cabin during a OEU hardware 285W0029–5 installed. Costs of Compliance
non-normal or emergency situation. • Install a new configuration database
(CDB). We estimate that this proposed AD
Relevant Service Information
• Install the new CDB to the cabin would affect 59 airplanes of U.S.
We have reviewed Boeing Service service system. registry. The following table provides
Bulletin 777–23–0175, Revision 2, dated Boeing Service Bulletin 777–23–0175, the estimated costs for U.S. operators to
October 12, 2006. The service bulletin Revision 2, dated October 12, 2006, comply with this proposed AD.
Average labor Cost per
Action Work hours Parts U.S.-registered Fleet cost
rate per hour product airplanes
Modification—New software in the cabin
management system ............................ 4 $85 $0 $340 59 $20,060
Concurrent modification—New software
in the mass memory card .................... 1 85 0 85 59 5,015
Authority for This Rulemaking proposed AD would not have a The Proposed Amendment
Title 49 of the United States Code substantial direct effect on the States, on Accordingly, under the authority
specifies the FAA’s authority to issue the relationship between the national delegated to me by the Administrator,
rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, Government and the States, or on the the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part
section 106, describes the authority of distribution of power and 39 as follows:
the FAA Administrator. ‘‘Subtitle VII: responsibilities among the various
Aviation Programs,’’ describes in more levels of government. PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS
detail the scope of the Agency’s For the reasons discussed above, I DIRECTIVES
authority. certify this proposed regulation: 1. The authority citation for part 39
We are issuing this rulemaking under continues to read as follows:
1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory
the authority described in ‘‘Subtitle VII,
action’’ under Executive Order 12866, Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701.
Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701:
General requirements.’’ Under that 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the § 39.13 [Amended]
section, Congress charges the FAA with DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures
2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979), and
the following new AD:
air commerce by prescribing regulations 3. Will not have a significant
for practices, methods, and procedures The Boeing Company: Docket No. FAA–
economic impact, positive or negative, 2010–0678; Directorate Identifier 2010–
the Administrator finds necessary for on a substantial number of small entities NM–020–AD.
safety in air commerce. This regulation under the criteria of the Regulatory
Comments Due Date
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is within the scope of that authority Flexibility Act.
because it addresses an unsafe condition (a) We must receive comments by August
You can find our regulatory 23, 2010.
that is likely to exist or develop on
evaluation and the estimated costs of
products identified in this rulemaking Affected ADs
compliance in the AD Docket.
action. (b) None.
Regulatory Findings List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39
We determined that this proposed AD Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation (c) This AD applies to The Boeing
would not have federalism implications safety, Incorporation by reference, Company Model 777–200 and –300 series
under Executive Order 13132. This Safety. airplanes, certificated in any category; as
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identified in Boeing Service Bulletin 777–23– (PMI) or principal avionics inspector (PAI), ADDRESSES: You may send comments by
0175, Revision 2, dated October 12, 2006. as appropriate, or lacking a principal any of the following methods:
inspector, your local Flight Standards District
Subject • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to
Office. The AMOC approval letter must
(d) Air Transport Association (ATA) of specifically reference this AD. http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the
America Code 23: Communications. instructions for submitting comments.
Issued in Renton, Washington, on June 29, • Fax: (202) 493–2251.
Unsafe Condition 2010.
• Mail: U.S. Department of
(e) This AD results from an in-flight Ali Bahrami,
Transportation, Docket Operations, M–
entertainment (IFE) systems review. We are Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate,
proposing this AD to minimize the risk of 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room
Aircraft Certification Service.
smoke or flames in the passenger cabin by W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.,
[FR Doc. 2010–16517 Filed 7–6–10; 8:45 am]
installing a switch in the flight compartment Washington, DC 20590.
to enable the flightcrew to turn off electrical BILLING CODE 4910–13–P
• Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of
power to the IFE system and other non- Transportation, Docket Operations, M–
essential electrical systems. In the event of 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room
smoke or flames in the airplane flight deck DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
W12–40, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.,
or passenger cabin, the flightcrew’s inability
to turn off electrical power to the IFE system Federal Aviation Administration Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5
and other non-essential electrical systems p.m., Monday through Friday, except
could result in the inability to control smoke 14 CFR Part 39 Federal holidays.
or flames in the airplane flight deck or For Airbus service information
passenger cabin during a non-normal or [Docket No. FAA–2010–0675; Directorate identified in this proposed AD, contact
emergency situation. Identifier 2010–NM–061–AD] Airbus SAS—Airworthiness Office—
Compliance RIN 2120–AA64 EAL, 1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte,
(f) You are responsible for having the 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France; telephone
actions required by this AD performed within Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model +33 5 61 93 36 96; fax +33 5 61 93 45
the compliance times specified, unless the A330–200 and A330–300 Series 80; e-mail airworthiness.A330–
actions have already been done. Airplanes, and Model A340–200, A340– A340@airbus.com; Internet http://
Modification 300, A340–500, and A340–600 Series www.airbus.com.
Airplanes For Thales Avionics service
(g) Within 60 months after the effective
date of this AD: Replace the mass memory information identified in this proposed
AGENCY: Federal Aviation
card (MMC) with a new MMC; install new AD, contact Thales—Aerospace
Administration (FAA), DOT.
cabin system management unit (CSMU) Division, 105, avenue du General
software, cabin area control panel (CACP) ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking Eisenhower—BP 63647, 31036 Toulouse
software, and new zone management unit (NPRM). Cedex 1, France; telephone +33 (0)5 61
(ZMU) software; install new overhead 19 65 00; fax +33 (0)5 61 19 66 00;
electronics unit (OEU) operational program SUMMARY: We propose to adopt a new
software, if applicable; install a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the
configuration database (CDB); and install the products listed above. This proposed
new CDB to the cabin service system; in AD results from mandatory continuing You may review copies of the
accordance with the Accomplishment airworthiness information (MCAI) referenced service information at the
Instructions of Boeing Service Bulletin 777– originated by an aviation authority of FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate,
23–0175, Revision 2, dated October 12, 2006.
another country to identify and correct 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton,
Concurrent Requirement an unsafe condition on an aviation Washington. For information on the
product. The MCAI describes the unsafe availability of this material at the FAA,
(h) Prior to or concurrently with
accomplishing the requirements of paragraph condition as: Investigation conducted by call 425–227–1221.
(g) of this AD, load the new cabin services Thales on probes revealed oil residue Examining the AD Docket
system central storage device software and between the stator and the rotor parts of
cabin system control panel operational the AoA [angle of attack] vane position You may examine the AD docket on
software into the MMC, in accordance with resolvers. This oil residue was due to the Internet at http://
Boeing Component Service Bulletin www.regulations.gov; or in person at the
285W0925–23–02, dated July 11, 2002. incorrect cleaning of the machining oil
during the manufacturing process of the Docket Operations office between 9 a.m.
Alternative Methods of Compliance AoA resolvers. At low temperatures, and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday,
(AMOCs) this oil residue becomes viscous except Federal holidays. The AD docket
(i)(1) The Manager, Seattle Aircraft (typically in cruise) causing lag of AoA contains this proposed AD, the
Certification Office (ACO), FAA, has the vane movement. Such condition could regulatory evaluation, any comments
authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if lead to discrepant AoA measurement. If received, and other information. The
requested using the procedures found in 14
not corrected, and if two or three AoA street address for the Docket Operations
CFR 39.19. Send information to ATTN: Joe office (telephone (800) 647–5527) is in
Salameh, Aerospace Engineer, Systems and probes were simultaneously affected
and provided wrong indications of the the ADDRESSES section. Comments will
Equipment Branch, ANM–130S, FAA, Seattle be available in the AD docket shortly
Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind AoA to a similar extent, it could lead to
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a late activation of the angle of attack after receipt.
Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057–
3356; telephone (425) 917–6454; fax (425) protection, which in combination with FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
917–6590. Information may be e-mailed to: 9- light at high angle of attack would Vladimir Ulyanov, Aerospace Engineer,
ANM-Seattle-ACO-AMOC-Requests@faa.gov. constitute an unsafe condition. The International Branch, ANM–116,
(2) To request a different method of proposed AD would require actions that Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA,
compliance or a different compliance time 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton,
are intended to address the unsafe
for this AD, follow the procedures in 14 CFR
condition described in the MCAI. Washington 98057–3356; telephone
39.19. Before using any approved AMOC on
any airplane to which the AMOC applies, DATES: We must receive comments on (425) 227–1138; fax (425) 227–1149.
notify your principal maintenance inspector this proposed AD by August 23, 2010. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
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