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(1) If the inspection was done after the DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION International Branch, ANM–116, FAA,
effective date of this AD: Submit the report Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601
within 10 days after the inspection. Federal Aviation Administration Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington
(2) If the inspection was accomplished 98055–4056; telephone (425) 227–2125;
prior to the effective date of this AD: Submit 14 CFR Part 39 fax (425) 227–1149.
the report within 10 days after the effective
[Docket No. 2001–NM–243–AD; Amendment SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A
date of this AD.
39–14028; AD 2005–07–04] proposal to amend part 39 of the Federal
Parts Installation
RIN 2120–AA64
Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 39)
(j) As of the effective date of this AD, no by superseding AD 2001–11–09,
person may install an outer cylinder having Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model amendment 39–12252 (66 FR 31143,
a S/N listed in paragraph 1.D., ‘‘Description,’’ A330, A340–200, and A340–300 Series June 11, 2001), which is applicable to
of the service bulletin on any airplane unless Airplanes certain Airbus Model A330 and A340
it has been inspected and all specified and series airplanes, was published as a
corrective actions are accomplished in
AGENCY: Federal Aviation supplemental notice of proposed
accordance with paragraph (h)(2) of this AD.
Administration (FAA), Department of rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal
Transportation (DOT). Register on August 31, 2004 (69 FR
Alternative Methods of Compliance ACTION: Final rule. 53016). That action proposed to expand
(AMOCs) the applicability of the existing AD; and
(k)(1) The Manager, Seattle ACO, has the SUMMARY: This amendment supersedes
require new repetitive inspections for
authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if an existing airworthiness directive (AD), discrepancies of the ball screw
requested in accordance with the procedures applicable to the airplane models listed assembly; corrective action if necessary;
found in 14 CFR 39.19. above. That AD currently requires repetitive greasing of the trimmable
(2) An AMOC that provides an acceptable repetitive inspections to detect horizontal stabilizer actuator (THSA)
level of safety may be used for any repair discrepancies of the transfer tubes and ball nut, and replacement of the THSA
required by this AD, if it is approved by an the collar of the ball nut of the if necessary; and a modification or
Authorized Representative for the Boeing trimmable horizontal stabilizer actuator replacement (as applicable) of the ball
Delegation Option Authorization (THSA), and corrective action if nut assembly, which would end certain
Organization who has been authorized by the necessary. This amendment expands the repetitive inspections.
Manager, Seattle ACO, to make those applicability of the existing AD; and
findings. requires new repetitive inspections for Explanation of New Relevant Service
discrepancies of the ball screw Information
Material Incorporated by Reference
assembly; corrective action if necessary; Since the preparation of the
(l) You must use Boeing Alert Service repetitive greasing of the THSA ball nut, supplemental NPRM, Airbus has issued
Bulletin 777–32A0038, Revision 1, dated and replacement of the THSA if Service Bulletin A330–27–3102,
February 19, 2004, to perform the actions that necessary; and a modification or
are required by this AD, unless the AD
Revision 05, dated July 7, 2004. (The
replacement (as applicable) of the ball supplemental NPRM refers to Airbus
specifies otherwise. The Director of the nut assembly, which would end certain
Federal Register approves the incorporation Service Bulletin A330–27–3102,
repetitive inspections. The actions Revision 04, dated December 8, 2003, as
by reference of this document in accordance specified by this AD are intended to
with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. For the acceptable source of service
prevent degraded operation of the THSA information for accomplishing certain
copies of the service information, contact due to the entrance of water into the ball
Boeing Commercial Airplanes, P.O. Box inspections and corrective actions.)
nut. Degraded operation could lead to Airbus issued Revision 05 to expand the
3707, Seattle, Washington 98124–2207. For reduced controllability of the airplane.
information on the availability of this effectivity to include Models A330–302
This action is intended to address the and –303 airplanes, and to list
material at the National Archives and
identified unsafe condition. additional manufacturer’s serial
Records Administration (NARA), call (202)
DATES: Effective May 4, 2005. numbers in the service bulletin.
741–6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/
federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/
The incorporation by reference of Revision 05 does not contain any new
ibr_locations.html. You may view the AD certain publications, as listed in the procedures. Accordingly, we have
docket at the Docket Management Facility, regulations, is approved by the Director revised paragraph (e) of this AD to refer
U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 of the Federal Register as of May 4, to Revision 05 as the acceptable source
Seventh Street SW., room PL–401, Nassif 2005. of service information for the actions
Building, Washington, DC. The incorporation by reference of required by that paragraph. We have
certain other publications, as listed in also revised paragraph (i)(2) of this AD
Issued in Renton, Washington, on March the regulations, was approved to state that inspections and corrective
21, 2005. previously by the Director of the Federal actions accomplished previously in
Ali Bahrami, Register as of June 26, 2001 (66 FR accordance with Airbus Service Bulletin
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, 31143, June 11, 2001). A330–27–3102, Revision 04, are
Aircraft Certification Service. ADDRESSES: The service information acceptable for compliance with
[FR Doc. 05–6110 Filed 3–29–05; 8:45 am] referenced in this AD may be obtained paragraph (e). We find that referring to
BILLING CODE 4910–13–P from Airbus, 1 Rond Point Maurice Revision 05 does not result in an
Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France. expansion of the applicability of this AD
This information may be examined at because the applicability of the
the Federal Aviation Administration supplemental NPRM includes all Airbus
(FAA), Transport Airplane Directorate, Model A330, A340–200, and A340–300
Rules Docket, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., series airplanes.
Renton, Washington. The Direction Générale de l’Aviation
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dan Civile (DGAC), which is the
Rodina, Aerospace Engineer, airworthiness authority for France,

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classified Airbus Service Bulletin A330– provide adequate guidance should a We concur. We have revised
27–3102, Revision 05, as mandatory and subject ECAM message appear. Thus, paragraph (e) of this AD to state that an
issued French airworthiness directive the commenter states that the inspection done according to Task 27–
F–2002–414 R3, dated July 7, 2004, to requirements of paragraph (f) of the 44–51–210–805 of the AMM is
ensure the continued airworthiness of supplemental NPRM are not warranted. acceptable for compliance with that
these airplanes in France. We have The commenter does note that there is paragraph. (Paragraph (f) of this AD
revised Note 8 of this AD to refer to this no mechanism for it ‘‘to generate the refers to the inspection in paragraph
latest revision of the French requirement to refer to the specific TSM (e).)
airworthiness directive. task and document its compliance in
every instance.’’ Request To Clarify Terminology
Explanation of Editorial Change We do not concur that paragraph (f) One commenter requests that we
We have revised paragraphs (c)(3) and of this AD is unnecessary. Section revise paragraph (d) of the supplemental
(f) of this AD to more accurately state 121.563 (‘‘Reporting mechanical NPRM to revise the reference to grease
the warning messages that may be irregularities’’) of the Federal Aviation being expelled through the ‘‘drain
displayed on the electronic centralized Regulations (FARs) (14 CFR 121.563) hole.’’ The commenter notes that the
aircraft monitor (ECAM) associated with requires that the pilot ensure that all lubrication procedures specified in
the ‘‘PITCH TRIM ACTR (1CS)’’ mechanical irregularities that occur Chapter 12–22–27 of the Airbus A330/
maintenance message. during flight are entered into the A340 AMM identify this orifice as the
Comments maintenance log at the end of the flight. ‘‘vent hole.’’ The commenter requests
That section also requires that, before that the terminology be changed for
Interested persons have been afforded each flight, the pilot must determine the clarification. We concur and have
an opportunity to participate in the status of any irregularity entered in the revised paragraph (d) of this AD
making of this amendment. Due maintenance log at the end of the accordingly.
consideration has been given to the preceding flight. A ‘‘F/CTL PRIM X
comments received. PITCH FAULT’’ message is Request To Revise Cost Impact Estimate
Request To Remove Paragraph (f) informational only and will remain One commenter requests that we
displayed on ECAM through landing revise the number of affected airplanes
One commenter requests that we because there is no action that the crew estimated in the Cost Impact section of
revise the supplemental NPRM to can take that will correct the failure. the supplemental NPRM. The
remove paragraph (f), which requires Crew procedures for the ‘‘F/CTL STAB commenter notes that we estimate that
inspecting in accordance with CTL FAULT’’ will also not correct the 9 Model A330 series airplanes would be
paragraph (e) of the supplemental failure; therefore that ECAM message affected. The commenter operates 10
NPRM before further flight if a ‘‘F/CTL will remain displayed through landing. affected U.S.-registered Model A330
PRIM X PITCH FAULT’’ or ‘‘F/CTL ECAM messages remaining after the series airplanes.
STAB CTL FAULT’’ warning message is flight are considered mechanical We concur. Since the issuance of the
displayed on the ECAM associated with irregularities that must be entered in the original NPRM and the supplemental
the ‘‘PITCH TRIM ACTR (1CS).’’ The maintenance log in accordance with 14 NPRM, more Model A330 series
commenter states that it has no CFR 121.563. We have not changed the airplanes have been registered in the
mechanism to document compliance AD in this regard. U.S. We have revised the estimated
with this requirement because, if the However, we do concur that number of affected Model A330 series
ECAM warning is displayed in flight, performing an operational test in airplanes to 19.
there is no process to ensure that the accordance with TSM Task 27–90–00–
pilot will record the warning in the 810–847 would be an acceptable means Conclusion
airplane logbook, though this is the of complying with paragraph (e) of this After careful review of the available
general practice. AD, provided that, if the operational test data, including the comments noted
The commenter further states that the confirms a discrepancy, the detailed above, the FAA has determined that air
normal procedures if the subject ECAM inspection required by paragraph (e) of safety and the public interest require the
message appears would lead a mechanic this AD, and any necessary corrective adoption of the rule with the changes
to the Airbus A330/A340 actions, are done before further flight. previously described. The FAA has
Troubleshooting Manual (TSM), most We have revised paragraph (e) of this determined that these changes will
likely to TSM Task 27–90–00–810–847, AD accordingly. neither increase the economic burden
‘‘Failure of the Pitch Trim Actuator on any operator nor increase the scope
Detected by the FCPC1 or FCPC2.’’ The Request To Allow Alternative Method
of the AD.
commenter explains that the first step of for Repetitive Inspections
this task would be to perform an The first commenter requests that, if Cost Impact
operational test of the servo loops of the we decide that it is necessary to retain There are approximately 19 Model
trimmable horizontal stabilizer. If this paragraph (f) of the supplemental A330 series airplanes of U.S. registry
operational test shows no discrepancy, NPRM, we refer to AMM Task 27–44– that are affected by this AD. Currently,
no further action would be necessary. If 51–210–805 as an alternative method for there are no affected Model A340–200
the test confirms a discrepancy, the doing the repetitive inspections. A or –300 series airplanes on the U.S.
TSM specifies a detailed visual second commenter makes the same Register. However, if an affected Model
inspection of the ball screw assembly in request. The commenters note that the A340–200 or –300 series airplane is
accordance with Task 27–44–51–210– procedures in this AMM task are imported and placed on the U.S.
805 of the Airbus A330/A340 Airplane equivalent to those in Airbus Service Register in the future, the following
Maintenance Manual (AMM). The Bulletin A330–27–3102, Revision 04, costs will also apply to those airplanes.
commenter feels that the TSM is the which is referenced in the supplemental The inspections (in accordance with
primary source of guidance for NPRM as the appropriate source of Airbus All Operators Telex (AOT)
diagnosing system problems and that service information for the necessary A330–27A3088 or A340–27A4093, as
the procedures in the TSM would inspection. applicable) that are currently required

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by AD 2001–11–09 take approximately 1 work hour per airplane, per inspection requirement on U.S. operators is
1 work hour per airplane, per inspection cycle, at an average labor rate of $65 per estimated to be $1,235, or $65 per
cycle, at an average labor rate of $65 per work hour. Based on these figures, the airplane, per maintenance cycle.
work hour. Based on these figures, the cost impact of this requirement on U.S. In addition to the actions stated
cost impact of the currently required operators is estimated to be $1,235, or
above, certain airplanes may be subject
actions on U.S. operators is estimated to $65 per airplane, per inspection cycle.
The new greasing action that is to additional actions. The following
be $1,235, or $65 per airplane, per
required by this AD takes approximately table contains the cost impact estimate
inspection cycle.
The new inspections (in accordance 1 work hour per airplane, per for each airplane affected by the SBs
with Airbus SBs A330–27–3088 or maintenance cycle, at an average labor listed below, at an average labor rate of
A340–27–4093, as applicable) that are rate of $65 per work hour. Based on $65 per work hour:
required by this AD take approximately these figures, the cost impact of this

Estimated number of work Estimated cost


For airplanes listed in Airbus SB— Estimated parts cost
hours per airplane

A330–27–3085 or A340–27–4089, both Revision 02 .............. 12 ............................................ No charge ............................... $780


A330–27–3093 or A340–27–4099, both Revision 01 .............. 6 .............................................. No charge ............................... 390
A330–27–3052, Revision 03 .................................................... 6 .............................................. No charge ............................... 390
A330–27–3007, Revision 01 .................................................... 1 .............................................. No charge ............................... 65
A330–27–3015 .......................................................................... 2 .............................................. No charge ............................... 130
A330–27–3047, Revision 01 .................................................... 2 .............................................. No charge ............................... 130
A330–27–3050 .......................................................................... 2 .............................................. No charge ............................... 130
A330–55–3020, Revision 01 .................................................... 2 (inspection only) .................. None ....................................... 130
A340–27–4059, Revision 03 .................................................... 6 .............................................. No charge ............................... 390
A340–27–4007 .......................................................................... 2 .............................................. No charge ............................... 130
A340–27–4025 .......................................................................... 2 .............................................. No charge ............................... 130
A340–27–4054, Revision 01 .................................................... 2 .............................................. No charge ............................... 130
A340–27–4057 .......................................................................... 2 .............................................. No charge ............................... 130
A340–55–4021, Revision 01 .................................................... 2 (inspection only) .................. None ....................................... 130

The cost impact figures discussed that is likely to exist or develop on Adoption of the Amendment
above are based on assumptions that no products identified in this rulemaking
operator has yet accomplished any of action. ■ Accordingly, pursuant to the authority
the requirements of this AD action, and delegated to me by the Administrator,
that no operator would accomplish Regulatory Impact the Federal Aviation Administration
those actions in the future if this AD The regulations adopted herein will amends part 39 of the Federal Aviation
were not adopted. The cost impact not have a substantial direct effect on Regulations (14 CFR part 39) as follows:
figures discussed in AD rulemaking the States, on the relationship between
actions represent only the time the national Government and the States, PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS
necessary to perform the specific actions or on the distribution of power and DIRECTIVES
actually required by the AD. These responsibilities among the various
figures typically do not include levels of government. Therefore, it is ■ 1. The authority citation for part 39
incidental costs, such as the time determined that this final rule does not continues to read as follows:
required to gain access and close up, have federalism implications under Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701.
planning time, or time necessitated by Executive Order 13132.
other administrative actions. § 39.13 [Amended]
For the reasons discussed above, I
Authority for This Rulemaking certify that this action (1) is not a ■ 2. Section 39.13 is amended by
Title 49 of the United States Code ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under removing amendment 39–12252 (66 FR
specifies the FAA’s authority to issue Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a 31143, June 11, 2001), and by adding a
rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT new airworthiness directive (AD),
section 106, describes the authority of Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 amendment 39–14028, to read as
the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and (3) follows:
Aviation Programs, describes in more will not have a significant economic
2005–07–04 Airbus: Amendment 39–14028.
detail the scope of the Agency’s impact, positive or negative, on a
Docket 2001–NM–243–AD. Supersedes
authority. substantial number of small entities
AD 2001–11–09, Amendment 39–12252.
We are issuing this rulemaking under under the criteria of the Regulatory
Flexibility Act. A final evaluation has Applicability: All Model A330, A340–200,
the authority described in subtitle VII, and A340–300 series airplanes; certificated in
part A, subpart III, section 44701, been prepared for this action and it is
contained in the Rules Docket. A copy any category.
‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that Compliance: Required as indicated, unless
section, Congress charges the FAA with of it may be obtained from the Rules
accomplished previously.
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in Docket at the location provided under
To prevent degraded operation of the
air commerce by prescribing regulations the caption ADDRESSES.
trimmable horizontal stabilizer actuator
for practices, methods, and procedures List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 (THSA) due to the entrance of water into the
the Administrator finds necessary for ball nut, which could result in reduced
safety in air commerce. This regulation Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation controllability of the airplane, accomplish
is within the scope of that authority safety, Incorporation by reference, the following:
because it addresses an unsafe condition Safety.

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Requirements of AD 2001–11–09 of this AD, do the initial inspection within A330–27–3102, Revision 05, dated July 7,
150 flight hours since the most recent 2004 (for Model A330 series airplanes); or
Repetitive Inspections
inspection in accordance with paragraph (a) A340–27–4107, Revision 04, dated June 20,
(a) For Model A330, A340–200, and A340– or (b) of this AD. Accomplishment of this 2003 (for Model A340–200 and –300 series
300 series airplanes equipped with a THSA inspection terminates the repetitive airplanes); as applicable. A detailed
part number (P/N) 47172, and on which inspections required by paragraph (b) of this inspection done in accordance with Task 27–
Airbus Modification 45299 has been AD. 44–51–210–805 of the Airbus A330/A340
performed: Within 150 flight hours from June (2) For airplanes equipped with a THSA AMM is one approved method of compliance
26, 2001 (the effective date of AD 2001–11– having P/N 47172 or 47147–400: Except as with the inspection requirements of this
09, amendment 39–12252), perform a provided by paragraph (c)(3) of this AD, for paragraph. An operational test in accordance
detailed inspection to detect discrepancies in airplanes not inspected before the effective with Task 27–90–00–810–847 is another
the THSA (including distortion of the date of this AD in accordance with paragraph approved method for compliance with the
transfer tubes, disconnection of the tubes, (a) of this AD, do the initial inspection inspection requirements of this paragraph,
and distortion of the collar of the ball nut), within 150 flight hours after the effective provided that, if the operational test confirms
in accordance with Airbus All Operators date of this AD. Accomplishment of this a discrepancy, the detailed inspection
Telex (AOT) A330–27A3088 (for Model A330 inspection within the compliance time required by this paragraph, and applicable
series airplanes) or A340–27A4093 (for specified in paragraph (a) of this AD corrective actions, are done before further
Model A340 series airplanes), both dated eliminates the need to accomplish the flight.
April 5, 2001, as applicable. If any inspection in paragraph (a) of this AD and (1) Repeat the inspection at intervals not to
discrepancy, as defined in paragraph 4–2–2/ terminates the repetitive inspections required exceed 700 flight hours, except as provided
Rejection Criteria of the applicable AOT, is by paragraph (b) of this AD. by paragraph (f) of this AD.
detected, prior to further flight, replace the (3) For airplanes equipped with a THSA (2) If any discrepancy is found that is
THSA with a serviceable one, in accordance having P/N 47172 or 47147–400: If the ‘‘F/ outside the limits specified in the applicable
with the applicable AOT. CTL PRIM X PITCH FAULT’’ or ‘‘F/CTL service bulletin, before further flight, replace
Note 1: For the purposes of this AD, a STAB CTL FAULT’’ message is displayed on the THSA with a new part, in accordance
detailed inspection is defined as: ‘‘An the electronic centralized aircraft monitor with a method approved by either the
intensive visual examination of a specific (ECAM) associated with the ‘‘PITCH TRIM Manager, International Branch, ANM–116; or
structural area, system, installation, or ACTR (1CS)’’ maintenance message, do the the DGAC (or its delegated agent).
assembly to detect damage, failure, or inspection in paragraph (c) of this AD before Replacement of the THSA in accordance with
irregularity. Available lighting is normally further flight after the message is displayed Chapter 27–44–51 of the Airbus A330/A340
supplemented with a direct source of good on the ECAM. AMM is one approved method.
lighting at intensity deemed appropriate by Note 2: There is no terminating action at
Repetitive Greasing Procedure
the inspector. Inspection aids such as mirror, this time for the repetitive actions required
magnifying lenses, etc., may be used. Surface (d) For airplanes equipped with a THSA by paragraphs (d) and (e) of this AD.
cleaning and elaborate access procedures having P/N 47172, 47172–300, or 47147–
XXX (where ‘‘XXX’’ is any dash number): (f) If the ‘‘F/CTL PRIM X PITCH FAULT’’
may be required.’’ or ‘‘F/CTL STAB CTL FAULT’’ message is
(b) At intervals not to exceed 150 flight Within 700 flight hours after accomplishment
of the last greasing of the ball nut of the displayed on the ECAM associated with the
hours, repeat the inspection mandated in ‘‘PITCH TRIM ACTR (1CS)’’ maintenance
paragraph (a) of this AD, until paragraph (c) THSA, grease the ball nut of the THSA in
accordance with a method approved by the message, do the inspection in paragraph (e)
of this AD has been accomplished. of this AD before further flight after the
Manager, International Branch, ANM–116; or
New Requirements of This AD the DGAC (or its delegated agent). Doing the message is displayed on the ECAM.
actions in Chapter 12–22–27, page block 301, Modification
Repetitive Detailed Inspections of THSA Ball
of the Airbus A330/A340 Airplane
Nut and Corrective Action (g) Within 24 months after the effective
Maintenance Manual (AMM) is one approved
(c) For airplanes equipped with a THSA date of this AD, modify the ball nut of each
method. Repeat the greasing procedures at
having P/N 47172 or 47147–400: At the THSA by doing paragraph (g)(1) or (g)(2) of
intervals not to exceed 700 flight hours. If,
applicable compliance time specified in this AD, as applicable. Accomplishment of
during any accomplishment of the greasing
paragraph (c)(1), (c)(2), or (c)(3) of this AD, paragraph (g)(1) or (g)(2) of this AD
procedure, the new grease is expelled from
perform a detailed inspection of the transfer terminates the repetitive inspections required
the transfer tube (instead of through the vent
tubes and collar on the THSA ball nut to by paragraph (c) of this AD.
hole): Before further flight, replace the THSA
detect discrepancies, including ball (1) For THSAs having P/N 47172: Modify
with a new or serviceable THSA in
migration, distortion, or evidence of the ball nut of the THSA, or replace the
accordance with a method approved by
disconnection of the THSA ball nut; in existing THSA with a serviceable part having
either the Manager, International Branch,
accordance with Airbus Service Bulletin P/N 47172–300; in accordance with Airbus
ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate,
A330–27–3088 (for Model A330 series Service Bulletin A330–27–3085 (for Model
FAA; or the DGAC (or its delegated agent).
airplanes) or A340–27–4093 (for Model A330 series airplanes) or A340–27–4089 (for
Replacement of the THSA in accordance with
A340–200 and –300 series airplanes), both Model A340–313 series airplanes), both
Chapter 27–44–51 of the Airbus A330/A340
Revision 04, both dated September 5, 2002; Revision 02, both dated September 5, 2002;
AMM is one approved method.
as applicable. Repeat this inspection at as applicable.
intervals not to exceed 150 flight hours until Repetitive Inspections of the Ball Screw Note 3: Airbus Service Bulletins A330–27–
paragraph (g) of this AD is accomplished. If Assembly and Corrective Actions 3085 and A340–27–4089 refer to TRW
any discrepancy is found during any (e) For airplanes equipped with a THSA Aeronautical Systems Service Bulletin
inspection in accordance with this having P/N 47172, 47172–300, or 47147– 47172–27–03, dated October 24, 2001, as the
paragraph, before further flight, repair the XXX (where ‘‘XXX’’ is any dash number): appropriate source of service information for
THSA, in accordance with a method Except as provided by paragraph (f) of this additional instructions for accomplishing the
approved by the Manager, International AD, within 700 flight hours after the effective modification of the ball nut of the THSA.
Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane date of this AD, perform a detailed inspection (2) For THSAs having P/N 47147–2XX,
Directorate, FAA; or the Direction Générale of the ball screw assembly for discrepancies; 47147–3XX, or 47147–400 (where ‘‘XX’’
de l’Aviation Civile (DGAC) (or its delegated including cracks, metallic debris, dents, represents any dash number): Modify the ball
agent). corrosion, loose nuts, and damaged or nut of the THSA, or replace the existing
(1) For airplanes equipped with a THSA missing lock washers and pins; and an THSA with an improved part having P/N
having P/N 47172 or 47147–400: Except as inspection of the gap between the secondary 47147–500; as applicable; in accordance with
provided by paragraph (c)(3) of this AD, for nut tenons and the transfer plates using a Airbus Service Bulletin A330–27–3093 (for
airplanes inspected before the effective date feeler gage to ensure free movement; in Model A330 series airplanes) or A340–27–
of this AD in accordance with paragraph (a) accordance with Airbus Service Bulletins 4099 (for Model A340–200 and –300 series

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airplanes), both Revision 01, both dated actions specified in the Accomplishment 55–3020 must be accomplished previously or
September 5, 2002; as applicable. Instructions of the applicable Airbus service concurrently.
Note 4: Airbus Service Bulletins A330–27– bulletins listed in Table 1 or 2 of this AD, as
applicable, in accordance with those service Note 6: Airbus Service Bulletin A340–27–
3093 and A340–27–4099 refer to TRW 4099, Revision 01, dated September 5, 2002,
bulletins.
Aeronautical Systems Service Bulletin specifies that the actions in Airbus Service
47147–27–10, dated June 27, 2002, as the Note 5: Airbus Service Bulletin A330–27–
3093, Revision 01, dated September 5, 2002, Bulletin A340–27–4059 must be
appropriate source of service information for accomplished previously or concurrently.
specifies that the actions in Airbus Service
additional instructions for accomplishing the Bulletin A330–27–3052 must be Airbus Service Bulletin A340–27–4059,
modification of the ball nut of the THSA. accomplished previously or concurrently. Revision 03, dated December 5, 2001,
Airbus Service Bulletin A330–27–3052, specifies that the actions in Airbus Service
Previous/Concurrent Requirements Bulletins A340–27–4007, A340–27–4025,
Revision 03, dated December 5, 2001,
(h) Prior to or concurrently with specifies that the actions in Airbus Service A340–27–4054, A340–27–4057, and A340–
accomplishment of the requirements of Bulletins A330–27–3007, A330–27–3015, 55–4021, must be accomplished previously
paragraph (g)(2) of this AD, do all of the A330–27–3047, A330–27–3050, and A330– or concurrently.

TABLE 1.—PREVIOUS/CONCURRENT REQUIREMENTS FOR MODEL A330 SERIES AIRPLANES


Airbus service Additional source of service in-
Revision level Date Main action
bulletin formation

A330–27–3007 ...... 01 ......................... September 18, 1996 .................. Replace rudder servo controls Samm Avionique Service Bul-
with modified parts. letin SC5300–27–24–01,
dated April 15, 1994.
A330–27–3015 ...... Original ................. June 7, 1995 ............................. Modify the control valve detent Lucas Aerospace Service Bul-
and the jamming protection letin 47147–27–02, Revision
device on the THSA. 1, dated January 31, 1996.
A330–27–3047 ...... 01 ......................... November 26, 1997 ................... Replace hydraulic motors on the Lucas Aerospace Service Bul-
THSA with new parts. letin 47147–27–04, Revision
1, dated June 20, 1997.
A330–27–3050 ...... Original ................. November 15, 1996 ................... Replace mechanical input shaft Lucas Aerospace Service Bul-
for THSA with modified part. letin 47147–27–05, dated No-
vember 8, 1996.
A330–27–3052 ...... 03 ......................... December 5, 2001 ..................... Replace THSA with a modified Lucas Aerospace Service Bul-
THSA. letin 47147–27–07, dated
May 4, 1998.
A330–55–3020 ...... 01 ......................... October 21, 1998 ...................... Perform a general visual inspec- None.
tion of the THSA screw jack
fitting assembly for correct in-
stallation of a washer; and
correctly install washer as ap-
plicable.

TABLE 2.—PREVIOUS/CONCURRENT REQUIREMENTS FOR MODEL A340 SERIES AIRPLANES


Airbus service Additional source of service in-
Revision level Date Main action
bulletin formation

A340–27–4007 ...... Original ................. April 7, 1994 .............................. Replace hydraulic motors on the Lucas Aerospace Service Bul-
THSA with new parts. letin 47147–27–01, dated
May 4, 1998.
A340–27–4025 ...... Original ................. June 7, 1995 ............................. Modify the control valve detent Lucas Aerospace Service Bul-
and the jamming protection letin 47147–27–02, Revision
device on the THSA. 1, dated January 31, 1996.
A340–27–4054 ...... 01 ......................... November 26, 1997 ................... Replace hydraulic motors on the Lucas Aerospace Service Bul-
THSA with new parts. letin 47147–27–04, Revision
1, dated June 20, 1997.
A340–27–4057 ...... Original ................. November 15, 1996 ................... Replace mechanical input shaft Lucas Aerospace Service Bul-
for THSA with modified part. letin 47147–27–05, dated No-
vember 8, 1996.
A340–27–4059 ...... 03 ......................... December 5, 2001 ..................... Replace THSA with a modified Lucas Aerospace Service Bul-
THSA. letin 47147–27–07, dated
May 4, 1998.
A340–55–4021 ...... 01 ......................... October 21, 1998 ...................... Perform a general visual inspec- None.
tion of the THSA screw jack
fitting assembly for correct in-
stallation of a washer; and
correctly install washer as ap-
plicable.

Note 7: For the purposes of this AD, a installation, or assembly to detect obvious distance unless otherwise specified. A mirror
general visual inspection is: ‘‘A visual damage, failure, or irregularity. This level of may be necessary to ensure visual access to
examination of an interior or exterior area, inspection is made from within touching all surfaces in the inspection area. This level

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of inspection is made under normally Service Bulletin A330–27–3102, Revision 02, No Reporting Required
available lighting conditions such as excluding Appendix 01, dated November 7, (j) Where Airbus Service Bulletins A330–
daylight, hangar lighting, flashlight, or 2002, Revision 03, excluding Appendix 01, 27–3088, Revision 04, dated September 5,
droplight and may require removal or dated June 20, 2003, or Revision 04, dated
opening of access panels or doors. Stands, 2002; A340–27–4093, Revision 04, dated
December 8, 2003 (for Model A330 series
ladders, or platforms may be required to gain September 5, 2002; A330–27–3102, Revision
airplanes); or A340–27–4107, Revision 03,
proximity to the area being checked.’’ 05, dated July 7, 2004; and A340–27–4107,
excluding Appendix 01, dated December 4,
Revision 04, dated June 20, 2003; describe
Actions Accomplished Previously 2002 (for Model A340–200 and –300 series
airplanes); as applicable; are acceptable for procedures for completing a reporting sheet
(i) Actions accomplished before the compliance with paragraph (e) of this AD. with inspection results, this AD does not
effective date of this AD in accordance with (3) Modifications accomplished in require that action.
previous revisions of the service information accordance with Airbus Service Bulletin
referenced in this AD are acceptable for Alternative Methods of Compliance
A330–27–3085 (for Model A330 series
corresponding actions required by this AD as (k) In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, the
airplanes) or A340–27–4089 (for Model
specified in paragraphs (i)(1), (i)(2), (i)(3), Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, is
and (i)(4) of this AD. A340–313 series airplanes), both Revision 01,
both dated January 23, 2002; as applicable; authorized to approve alternative methods of
(1) Inspections and corrective actions compliance for this AD.
accomplished in accordance with Airbus are acceptable for compliance with paragraph
Service Bulletin A330–27–3088 (for Model (g)(1) of this AD. Incorporation by Reference
A330 series airplanes) or A340–27–4093 (for (4) Modifications accomplished in
accordance with Airbus Service Bulletin (l) Unless otherwise specified in this AD,
Model A340–200 and –300 series airplanes),
both Revision 03, both excluding Appendix A330–27–3093 (for Model A330 series the actions shall be done in accordance with
01, both dated October 19, 2001; as airplanes) or A340–27–4099 (for Model Airbus All Operators Telex A330–27A3088,
applicable; are acceptable for compliance A340–200 and -300 series airplanes), both dated April 5, 2001; Airbus All Operators
with paragraph (c) of this AD. dated June 27, 2002; as applicable; are Telex A340–27A4093, dated April 5, 2001; or
(2) Inspections and corrective actions acceptable for compliance with paragraph the Airbus service bulletins listed in Table 3
accomplished in accordance with Airbus (g)(2) of this AD. of this AD; as applicable.

TABLE 3.—AIRBUS SERVICE BULLETINS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE


Service bulletin Revision Date

A330–27–3007 ........................................................................................................................... 01 ........................... September 18, 1996.


A330–27–3015 ........................................................................................................................... Original .................. June 7, 1995.
A330–27–3047 ........................................................................................................................... 01 ........................... November 26, 1997.
A330–27–3050 ........................................................................................................................... Original .................. November 15, 1996.
A330–27–3052 ........................................................................................................................... 03 ........................... December 5, 2001.
A330–27–3085 ........................................................................................................................... 02 ........................... September 5, 2002.
A330–27–3088, excluding Appendix 01 .................................................................................... 04 ........................... September 5, 2002.
A330–27–3093 ........................................................................................................................... 01 ........................... September 5, 2002.
A330–27–3102, excluding Appendix 01 .................................................................................... 05 ........................... July 7, 2004.
A330–55–3020 ........................................................................................................................... 01 ........................... October 21, 1998.
A340–27–4007 ........................................................................................................................... Original .................. April 7, 1994.
A340–27–4025 ........................................................................................................................... Original .................. June 7, 1995.
A340–27–4054 ........................................................................................................................... 01 ........................... November 26, 1997.
A340–27–4057 ........................................................................................................................... Original .................. November 15, 1996.
A340–27–4059 ........................................................................................................................... 03 ........................... December 5, 2001.
A340–27–4089 ........................................................................................................................... 02 ........................... September 5, 2002.
A340–27–4093, excluding Appendix 01 .................................................................................... 04 ........................... September 5, 2002.
A340–27–4099 ........................................................................................................................... 01 ........................... September 5, 2002.
A340–27–4107, excluding Appendix 01 .................................................................................... 04 ........................... June 20, 2003.
A340–55–4021 ........................................................................................................................... 01 ........................... October 21, 1998.

Airbus Service Bulletin A330–27–3007, 5, 2001; was approved previously by the Effective Date
Revision 01, contains the following effective Director of the Federal Register as of June 26, (m) This amendment becomes effective on
pages: 2001 (66 FR 31143, June 11, 2001). May 4, 2005.
(3) To get copies of this service
Revision information, go to Airbus, 1 Rond Point Issued in Renton, Washington, on March
level Date shown on the 17, 2005.
Page No. Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex,
shown on page
the page France. To inspect copies of this service Jeffrey E. Duven,
information, go to the FAA, Transport Acting Manager, Transport Airplane
1, 7 ........... 01 ............ September 18, Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue, Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service.
1996. SW., Renton, Washington; or to the National [FR Doc. 05–6111 Filed 3–29–05; 8:45 am]
2–6 ........... Original .... October 5, 1994. Archives and Records Administration
BILLING CODE 4910–13–P
(NARA). For information on the availability
(1) The incorporation by reference of the of this material at the NARA, call (202) 741–
Airbus Service Bulletins in Table 3 of this 6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/
AD is approved by the Director of the Federal federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/
Register in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a)
ibr_locations.html.
and 1 CFR part 51.
(2) The incorporation by reference of Note 8: The subject of this AD is addressed
Airbus All Operators Telex A330–27A3088, in French airworthiness directives F–2002–
dated April 5, 2001; and Airbus All 414 R3, dated July 7, 2004, and 2002–415(B)
Operators Telex A340–27A4093, dated April R2, dated October 30, 2002.

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