Airworthiness Directives; Goodrich De-icing and Specialty Systems “FASTprop” Propeller De-icers, 53550-53554 [05-17773]

Download as PDF 53550 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 174 / Friday, September 9, 2005 / Rules and Regulations Parts Installation (h) As of the effective date of this AD, only OPS, P/N 3470–HNC–100–03, may be loaded into the ADIRU. Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (i) The Manager, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested in accordance with the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Related Information (j) None. Material Incorporated by Reference (k) You must use the service information in Table 2 of this AD to perform the actions that are required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of these documents in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. Contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, P.O. Box 3707, Seattle, Washington 98124–2207, for a copy of this service information. You may review copies at the Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street SW., room PL–401, Nassif Building, Washington, DC; on the Internet at http:// dms.dot.gov; or at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at the NARA, call (202) 741–6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/ federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ ibr_locations.html. TABLE 2.—MATERIAL INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE Service information Date Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 777–34A0137 ............................................................................................................................. Boeing 777 Operations Manual Bulletin CS3–3093 ................................................................................................................. Boeing 777 Operations Manual Bulletin CS3–3155 ................................................................................................................. Issued in Renton, Washington, on September 1, 2005. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 05–17762 Filed 9–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2005–20847; Directorate Identifier 2004–NE–35–AD; Amendment 39– 14261; AD 2005–18–20] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Goodrich Deicing and Specialty Systems ‘‘FASTprop’’ Propeller De-icers Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Goodrich De-icing and Specialty Systems ‘‘FASTprop’’ propeller de-icers, part numbers P4E1188 series, P4E1601 series, P4E2200 series, P4E2271–10, P4E2575–7, P4E2575–10, P4E2598–10, P5855BSW, P6199SW, P6592SW, P6662SW, and P6975–11, installed. This AD requires inspection, repair, or replacement of those ‘‘FASTprop’’ propeller de-icers that fail daily visual checks. This AD results from reports of Goodrich ‘‘FASTprop’’ propeller deicers becoming loose or debonded, and detaching from propeller blades during operation. DATES: This AD becomes effective October 14, 2005. The Director of the VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:11 Sep 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 August 26, 2005. August 26, 2005. August 26, 2005. Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the regulations as of October 14, 2005. ADDRESSES: Contact Goodrich De-icing and Specialty Systems, 1555 Corporate Woods Parkway, Uniontown, Ohio 44685, telephone (330) 374–3743, for the service information referenced in this AD. You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov or in Room PL–401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa T. Bradley, Aerospace Engineer, Chicago Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, IL 60018–4696; telephone (847) 294–8110; fax (847) 294–7834. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA proposed to amend 14 CFR part 39 with a proposed airworthiness directive (AD). The proposed AD applies to Goodrich De-icing and Specialty Systems ‘‘FASTprop’’ propeller de-icers, part numbers P4E1188 series, P4E1601 series, P4E2200 series, P4E2271–10, P4E2575–7, P4E2575–10, P4E2598–10, P5855BSW, P6199SW, P6592SW, P6662SW, and P6975–11. We published the proposed AD in the Federal Register on April 6, 2005 (70 FR 17361). That action proposed to require inspection, repair, or replacement of those ‘‘FASTprop’’ propeller de-icers that fail visual checks before the first flight each day. Friday, except Federal holidays. The Docket Office (telephone (800) 647– 5227) is located on the plaza level of the Department of Transportation Nassif Building at the street address stated in ADDRESSES. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after the DMS receives them. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the docket that contains the AD, any comments received, and any final disposition in person at the Docket Management System (DMS) Docket Office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through We have carefully reviewed the available data, including the comment received, and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD with the changes described previously. We have determined that these changes will neither increase the PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Comments We provided the public the opportunity to participate in the development of this AD. We have considered the one comment received. The commenter states that we need to clarify the compliance section, and requests that any pilot be able to make required logbook entries after the visual check of propeller de-icers regardless of how the airplane is operated, whether under 14 CFR part 91, part 135, or part 121. The commenter interprets Goodrich De-icing and Specialty Systems Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) No. 30–60–00–1, dated November 15, 2004, as only allowing private pilots operating under 14 CFR part 91 to make the required logbook entries. We agree that we need to clarify the compliance section. Accordingly, we added the following statement to the compliance section of this AD: ‘‘Properly certificated maintenance personnel must perform the initial inspection required in this AD. Thereafter, the pilot or properly certificated maintenance personnel may perform the repetitive visual check.’’ Conclusion E:\FR\FM\09SER1.SGM 09SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 174 / Friday, September 9, 2005 / Rules and Regulations economic burden on any operator nor increase the scope of the AD. Costs of Compliance We estimate that 3,400 Goodrich propeller de-icers are installed on airplanes of U.S. registry and will be affected by this AD. We also estimate that it will take about: • Two minutes per propeller blade to perform the preflight visual check; and • Five minutes per propeller blade to perform the inspection of de-icers that fail the visual check; and • One-half work hour to replace a propeller de-icer. The average labor rate is $65 per work hour. Required parts will cost about $110.00 per replacement propeller deicer. The manufacturer has advised us that replacement de-icers will be provided at no cost to the operators. Based on these figures, not including free de-icer hardware supplied by the manufacturer, we estimate the total cost of the AD to U.S. operators to be $510,240. Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the Agency’s authority. We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in subtitle VII, part A, subpart III, section 44701, ‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. Regulatory Findings 53551 Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: I PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: I We have determined that this AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and (3) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. We prepared a summary of the costs to comply with this AD and placed it in the AD Docket. You may get a copy of this summary at the address listed under ADDRESSES. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive: I 2005–18–20 Goodrich De-icing and Specialty Systems: Amendment 39– 14261. Docket No. FAA–2005–20847; Directorate Identifier. 2004–NE–35–AD. Effective Date (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective October 14, 2005. Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to Goodrich De-icing and Specialty Systems ‘‘FASTprop’’ propeller de-icers, part numbers (P/Ns) P4E1188 series, P4E1601 series, P4E2200 series, P4E2271–10, P4E2575–7, P4E2575–10, P4E2598–10, P5855BSW, P6199SW, P6592SW, P6662SW, and P6975–11, installed. These propeller de-icers are installed on, but not limited to, the airplanes listed in Table 1 of this AD. TABLE 1.—GOODRICH ‘‘FASTPROP’’ PROPELLER DE-ICERS De-icer P/N Installed on, but not limited to P4E1188–2 ................... Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on: Cessna 210E, 210F, 210G, 210H, 210J, 210K, 210L, T210F, T210G, T210H, T210J, T210K, and T210L. With Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA1–502 on Raytheon (Beech) D18C, D18S, E18S, G18S, H18, C45G, C45H, TC45G, and TC45H. Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on: Raytheon (Beech) D18C, D18S, E18S, E18S–9700, G18S, H18, C–45G, C–45H, C–45J, TC–45G. TC–45H, TC–45J (SNB–5), and JRB–6. With STC SA1–503 on Raytheon (Beech), E50, F50, G50, H50, J50, and 65. With STC SA15EA on Raytheon (Beech) E50, F50, G50, H50, J50, 65, and 65–80. Raytheon (Beech) 55, B55, D55, D55A, E55, 95–C55, 95–C55A, 58, 95–55, 95–A55, 95–B55, 56TC, 60, 65, 65–80, 65–90, 65–A90, B90, C90, 99, 99A, A99, A99A, 100, and A100. With STC SA1–506 on Cessna 310. With McCauley props on Cessna 310, 320, 340, 401, 402, 411, 414, and 421. With STC SA2424WE on Cessna 402. With STC SA132EA on Twin Commander (Gulfstream) 560A, 560E, 680, 680E, and 720. With STC SA179EA on Twin Commander (Gulfstream) 560F, 680FL, 680FL(P), and 680–F. With STC SA1–520 on Twin Commander (Gulfstream) 560A, 560E 680, 680E, and 720. On the following models equipped with 90-amp generator: Twin Commander (Gulfstream) 500B, 500S, and 500U. With STC SA1–607 on Twin Commander (Gulfstream) 500A. With STC SA2478SW on Twin Commander (Gulfstream) 500. With STC SA2891WE or STC SA2691WE on Twin Commander (Gulfstream) 680F, 680FP, and 680FL(P). Twin Commander (Gulfstream) 680V, 680T, 680W, and 681. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries MU–2 series. With STC SA195EA on Piper PA–23–250, E23–250 (serial number (SN) 27–2505 up). P4E1188–3 ................... VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:11 Sep 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\09SER1.SGM 09SER1 53552 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 174 / Friday, September 9, 2005 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 1.—GOODRICH ‘‘FASTPROP’’ PROPELLER DE-ICERS—Continued De-icer P/N P4E1188–4 ................... P4E1188–5 ................... P4E1188–6 ................... P4E1188–7 ................... P4E1601–3 ................... P4E1601–4 ................... P4E1601–5 ................... P4E1601–7 ................... P4E1601–10 ................. P4E2200–2 ................... P4E2200–3 ................... P4E2200–4 ................... P4E2200–10 ................. Installed on, but not limited to Piper PA–31 (SN 31–5 up), PA–31–300 (SN 31–5 up), PA–31–325 (SN31–5 up), and PA–31–350 (SN 31–5001 up). Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on: B–N Group Ltd. (Britten Norman) BN–2, BN–2A, and BN–2A Mark III series, Vulcanair (Partenavia) P–68, Piper Aerostar 600, 601, and 601P. On the following models equipped with 3-blade props: Short Brothers SC7 series 3, M7 Aerospace (Fairchild) SA26–T, SA26–AT, SA226–T, SA226–AT, and SA226–TC. The following models equipped with 70-amp alternators and Hartzell HC–A3XK props: Twin Commander (Gulfstream) 500B, 500S, and 500U. The following models equipped with 70-amp alternator and Hartzell HC–C3YR–2 props: Twin Commander (Gulfstream) 500S and 500U. The following model with 70- or 100-amp alternators and Hartzell HC–C3YR–R props: Twin Commander (Gulfstream) 500S (SN 3115 up). With STC SA2478SW on model Twin Commander (Gulfstream) 500. With STC SA2691WE or SA2891WE on the following models: Twin Commander (Gulfstream) 680F, 680FL, and 680FLP. Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on: With Hartzell HC–B3TN–3 props on Raytheon (Beech) D18C, D18S, E18S, E18S–9700, G18S, H18, C45G, C45H, TC45G, TC45H, C45J, TC45J (SN B–5), JRB–6, 99, 99A, A99, A99A, 99B, B99, 100, A100, A100A, A100C, and B100. With Hartzell HC–B3TN–3 props on Raytheon (Beech) 65–90, 65–A90, 65–A90–1, 65–A90–2, 65–A90–3, 65–A90–4, B90, C90, E90, and H90. With Hartzell HC–B3TN–3 props on Bombardier (deHavilland) DHC–6–300, Israel Aircraft Industries 101 Arava, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries MU–2B–10, –15, –20, –25, –26, –30, –35, –36, MU–2 Series, Pilatus PC–6, Piper PA– 31T (SN 31T–7400002 up), and PA31T1. With STC SA2293SW on British Aerospace (Scotland) Handley Page Jetstream 137 Mark I. AeroSpace Technologies of Australia (Government Aircraft Factories) N22B. Short Brothers SC7 series 3 equipped with 4-blade props. Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on: With Hartzell HC–B3TN–5( ) props on Cessna 425 and 441. Embraer EMB–110P1 and 110P2. Short Brothers SC7 series 3 equipped with 3-blade props. M7 Aerospace (Fairchild) SA226–T, SA226–AT, and SA226–TC. Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries MU–2B, MU–2B–26A, MU–2B–36A, MU–2B–40, and MU–2B–60. Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on: Piper PA31 (SN 5 up), PA31–300 (SN 5 up), PA31–325 (SN 5up), PA31P (SN 31P–3 up), and PA31–350 (SN 31– 5001 up). Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on: Raytheon (Beech) 65–88. Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on: Casa C212CB. Twin Commander (Gulfstream) 690 and 690A. Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on: Raytheon (Beech) B55, E55, 56TC, 58P, and 60. With STC SA2369SW on Nord 262A. The following models equipped with 70- or 100-amp alternator and Hartzell HC–C3YR–2 props: Twin Commander (Gulfstream) 500S (SN 3115 up) and Twin Commander (Gulfstream) 685. Short Brothers SD3–30. Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on: Raytheon (Beech) B55, E55, 56TC, 58P, and 60. Twin Commander (Gulfstream) 690C and 695. M7 Aerospace (Fairchild) SA–226–TB, SA227–AC, SA227–TT, and SA227–AT. Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on: With STC SA00719LA on Raytheon (Beech) A36. With STC SA00718LA on Raytheon (Beech) B36TC. Raytheon (Beech) V35 equipped with 2- or 3-blade McCauley props. Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on: Raytheon (Beech) E50, F50, G50, H50, and J50. Cessna E310J, T310P, 310, 310E, 310J, 310K, 310L, 310N, 320, 320D, 320F, 40, 402A, 402B, 411, 411A, 414, 421, 421A, and 421B. Piper PA23–250. Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on: B–N Group Ltd. (Britten Norman) BN–2A Mark III, BN–2, BN–2A. Piper 600, 601, 601P. Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on: With Volpar Turboliner conversion on the following models: Raytheon (Beech) D18C and D18S. Raytheon (Beech) 56TC, A56TC, 65–90, 65–A90, B90, C90, E90, H90, 99, A99, 99A, B99, 99B, 100, A100, A100A, A100C, B100, and 200. Embraer EMB 110P1 and 110P2. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries MU–2B, MU–2B–10, MU–2B–15, MU–2B–20, MU–2B–25, MU–2B–30, and MU–2B–35. Pilatus PC–6. VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:11 Sep 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\09SER1.SGM 09SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 174 / Friday, September 9, 2005 / Rules and Regulations 53553 TABLE 1.—GOODRICH ‘‘FASTPROP’’ PROPELLER DE-ICERS—Continued De-icer P/N P4E2200–21 ................. P4E2271–10 ................. P4E2575–7 ................... P4E2575–10 ................. P4E2598–10 ................. P5855BSW ................... P6199SW ...................... P6592SW ...................... P6662SW ...................... P6975–11 ..................... VerDate Aug<18>2005 Installed on, but not limited to Piper PA31–350 (SN 5001 up) and PA31P (SN 31P–3 up). M7 Aerospace (Fairchild) SA26–T, SA26–AT, SA226–T, SA226TC, and SA226AT. Twin Commander (Gulfstream) 500B, 500U, 560F, 680F, 680FP, 680FL, and 680FLP. Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm with STC SA812NE on the following models: Raytheon (Beech) 65–90 series, B90, C90, E90, F90, H90, 99 A99 series, C99, 100, A100 series, B100, and 200. Embraer EMB110 series. M7 Aerospace (Fairchild) SA226–AT, SA226–T, and SA–226TC. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries MU–2B, MU–2B–10, MU–2B–15, MU–2B–20, MU–2B–25, MU–2B–26, MU–2B–30, MU– 2B–35, and MU–2B–36. Pilatus PC–6, PC–6B–H2, PC–6B1–H2, PC–6C–H2, PC–6C1–H2, and PC–7. Piper PA–31T, PA–31T1, PA–31T1A, PA–31T2A, PA–31T3, and PA–31T–1040. Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on: B–N Group Ltd. (Britten-Norman) BN–2, BN–2A series, and BN–2A Mark III. With Volpar Turboliner conversion on the following models: Raytheon (Beech) D18C, and D18S. The following models equipped with 2- or 3-blade props: S35, V35, V35A, V35B, 35–C33A, F33A, F33C, and A36. Raytheon (Beech) E50, F50, G50, H50, J50, E55, E55A, 56TC, A56TC, 58, 58A, 60, A60, B60, 65–90, 65–A90, B90, C90, E90, H90, 95–B55, 95–B55A, 99, A99, A99A, 99A, 100, A100, A100A, A100C, B100, and 200. With STC SA00966CH on Raytheon (Beech) C90B With STC SA3593NM on Raytheon (Beech) E90. With STC SA4131NM on Raytheon (Beech) F90. With STC SA2698NM on the following models: Raytheon (Beech) 200 and B200. Cessna 310, 310J, 310K, 310L, 310N, E310J, T310P, 320D, 320E, 320F, 340, 401A, 401B, 402A, 402B, 411, 411A, 414A, 414B, 421A, and 421B. With STC SA3532NM on Bombardier (deHavilland) DHC–6. With STC SA2369SW on Nord 262A. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries MU–2B–10, MU–2B–15, MU–2B–20, MU–2B–25, MU–2B–26A, MU–2B–30, MU–2B–35, MU–2B–36A, MU–2B–40, and MU–2B–60. Piper PA23, PA23–160, PA23–250, PA–E23–250 (SN 27–2505 UP), PA31 (SN 31–5 up), PA31–300 (SN 31–5 up), PA31–325 (SN 31–5 up), PA31–350 (SN 5001 up) PA34–200, PA34–200T, PA600, PA601, and PA601P. Pilatus PC–6. Short Brothers SD–3–30. M7 Aerospace (Fairchild) SA26–T, SA26–AT, SA226–T, SA226–AT, SA226TB, and SA226–TC. Twin Commander (Gulfstream) 500B, and 500U. Metal propellers operated up to 1,700 rpm on Raytheon (Beech) 300. Metal propellers operated up to 1,700 rpm on Raytheon (Beech) 300. Metal propellers operated up to 1,591 rpm on: AvCraft (Dornier) 228, M7 Aerospace (Fairchild) SA227–TT (SN 421–541), SA227–AT (SN 423–549), and SA227–AC (SN 420–545). Metal propellers on: Cessna T310Q, T310R, 340, 340A, 402B, 402C, 414, 414A, 421A, and 421B. Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on: The following models equipped with McCauley D3A34C401 or D3A34C402 props: Cessna 210L, 210M, 210N, P210N, T210L, T210M, and T210N. Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on: Various aircraft models equipped with McCauley 3AF32C504, 3AF32C505, 3AF32C506, or 3AF32C507 props. Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on: Various aircraft models equipped with McCauley 3AF32C512/G–82NEA–5, 3AF32C511/G–82NEA–4, or 4HFR34C7 props. Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on: With STC SA812EA and equipped with Hartzell HC–B3TN–3D, HC–B3TN–5C, or HC–B3TN–5M props: Air Tractor, AT–302 and AT–400. With STC SA812EA and equipped with Hartzell HC–B3TN–3C or HC–B3TN–3D props: Quality Aerospace (Ayres) S2R–T11. With STC SA2204WE and equipped with Hartzell HC–B3TN–5C props: Raytheon (Beech) D18C, D18S, E18S–9700, C45G, C45H, TC–45G, TC–45H, and TC–45J. Raytheon (Beech) T–34C equipped with Hartzell HC–B3TN–3H props. The following models equipped with Hartzell HC–B3TN–2B, HC–B3TN–3B, or HC–B3TN–3M props: Raytheon (Beech) 65–90, 65–A–90, 65–A90–1, 65–A90–2, 65–A90–3, and 65–A90–4. The following models equipped with Hartzell HC–B3TN–3B or HC–B3TN–3M props: Raytheon (Beech) B90, C90, E90, and H90. Raytheon (Beech) F90 equipped with Hartzell HC–B4TN–3A or HC–B4TN–3B props. The following models equipped with Hartzell HC–B3TN–3B props: Raytheon (Beech) 99, 99A, A99, and A99A. The following models equipped with Hartzell HC–B3TN–3B or HC–B3TN–3M props: Raytheon (Beech) C99, and 100. The following models equipped with Hartzell HC–B4TN–3 or HC–4TN–3A props: Raytheon (Beech) A100, A100A, and A100–1. Raytheon (Beech) B100 equipped with Hartzell HC–B4TN–5C or HC–B4TN–5F props. The following models equipped with Hartzell HC–B3TN–3G or HC–B3TN–3N props: Raytheon (Beech) 200, 200C, 200CT, 200T, A200, A200C, A200CT, B200, B200C, B200CT, and B200T. Raytheon (Beech) JRB–6 with STC SA1171WE equipped with Hartzell HC–B3TN–5C props. British Aerospace HP.137MK.1 with STC SA2293WE equipped with Hartzell HC–B3TN–3D props. CASA C212–100 Aviocar equipped with Hartzell HC–B4TN–5EL props. Cessna 441 equipped with Hartzell HC–B3TN–5E or HC–B3TN–5M props. 15:11 Sep 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\09SER1.SGM 09SER1 53554 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 174 / Friday, September 9, 2005 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 1.—GOODRICH ‘‘FASTPROP’’ PROPELLER DE-ICERS—Continued De-icer P/N Installed on, but not limited to Bombardier (deHavilland) DHC–2MK.III equipped with HC–B3TN–3, HC–B3TN–3B, or HC–B3TN–3BY props. Bombardier (deHavilland) DHC–6–300 equipped with Hartzell HC–B3TN–3(D)(Y) props. Embraer EMB–110P1/2 equipped with Hartzell HC–B3TN–3C or HC–B3TN–3D props. The following models equipped with Hartzell HC–B3TN–5( ) props: M7 Aerospace (Fairchild) SA226–AT, and SA226T. M7 Aerospace (Fairchild) SA226–TC equipped with Hartzell HC–B4TN–5( ) props. M7 Aerospace (Fairchild) SA226–TC with STC SA344GL equipped with Hartzell HC–B3TN–5( ) props. M7 Aerospace (Fairchild) SA226–TC with STC SA344Gl. The following models equipped with Hartzell HC–A3VF–7 or HC–3VH–7B props: AeroSpace Technologies of Australia (Government Aircraft Factories) N22B and N24A. The following models equipped with Hartzell HC–B3TN–3D props: IAI Arava 101 and 101B. The following models equipped with Hartzell HC–B3TN–3DY props: McKinnon (Grumman) G–21E and G–21G. The following models equipped with HC–B3TN–5( ) props: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries MU–2B, and MU–2B–10. The following models equipped with Hartzell HC–B3TN–5 props: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries MU–2B–15, MU–2B–20, MU–2B–25, MU–2B–26, MU–2B–30, MU–2B–35, and MU–2B–36. The following models equipped with Hartzell HC–B3TN–3C props: Pilatus PC–6, PC–6/B–H2, PC–6/B1–H2, PC–6/C– H2, PC–6/C1–H2. The following models equipped with Hartzell HC–B3TN–3B props: Piper PA–31T and PA31T1. The following models equipped with Hartzell HC–B3TN–3B or HC–B3TN–3K props: Piper PA42 and PA42–720. The following model equipped with Hartzell HC–B3TN–5( ) props: Short Brothers SC–7 series 3 Variant 200. With STC SA02059AK on the following model equipped with HC–B4TN–5 props: Short Brothers SC–7 series 3 Variant 200. The following models equipped with Hartzell HC–B3TN–5( ) props: Twin Commander (Gulfstream) 690, 690A, and 690B. Unsafe Condition (d) This AD results from reports of Goodrich ‘‘FASTprop’’ propeller de-icers becoming loose or debonded, and detaching from propeller blades during operation. We are issuing this AD to prevent Goodrich ‘‘FASTprop’’ propeller de-icers from detaching from the propeller blade, resulting in damage to the airplane, and possible injury to passengers and crewmembers. repaired, or replaced as necessary before the next flight. Terminating action is accomplished when the ‘‘FASTprop’’ propeller de-icer is removed and replaced with an approved propeller de-icer. Use paragraph 2.A(2) of the Accomplishment Instructions of Goodrich De-icing and Specialty Systems Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) No. 30–60–00–1, dated November 15, 2004 to do these actions. Compliance (e) You are responsible for having the actions required by this AD performed within the compliance times specified unless the actions have already been done. (f) Properly certificated maintenance personnel must perform the initial inspection required in this AD. Thereafter, the pilot or properly certificated maintenance personnel may perform the repetitive visual check. Alternative Methods of Compliance (i) The Manager, Chicago Aircraft Certification Office, has the authority to approve alternative methods of compliance for this AD if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Initial Visual Inspection of ‘‘FASTprop’’ Propeller De-Icers (g) Within 10 hours after the effective date of this AD, inspect the ‘‘FASTprop’’ propeller de-icers. If any ‘‘FASTprop’’ propeller de-icer fails the inspection, then the ‘‘FASTprop’’ de-icer must be repaired or replaced as necessary before the next flight. Use paragraphs 2.A(3) through (5) of the Accomplishment Instructions of Goodrich De-icing and Specialty Systems Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) No. 30–60–00–1, dated November 15, 2004 to do these actions. Repetitive Visual Inspections of ‘‘FASTprop’’ Propeller De-Icers (h) After the initial inspection, visually check the ‘‘FASTprop’’ propeller de-icer once per day either during the pilot’s first preflight inspection of the day or when maintenance personnel are available. If any ‘‘FASTprop’’ propeller de-icer fails the visual check, then the ‘‘FASTprop’’ de-icer must be inspected, VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:11 Sep 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 Special Flight Permits (j) Under 14 CFR part 39.23, we are limiting the special flight permits for this AD by requiring that any propeller found with a loose or debonded ‘‘FASTprop’’ de-icer must have all propeller blade de-icers removed before the flight, to maintain a balanced propeller. Information on removing de-icers can be found in paragraph 1.K.(1) of Goodrich De-icing and Specialty Systems ASB No. 30–60–00–1, dated November 15, 2004. Related Information (k) None. Material Incorporated by Reference (l) You must use Goodrich De-icing and Specialty Systems Alert Service Bulletin No. 30–60–00–1, dated November 15, 2004, to perform the inspections, repairs, and replacements required by this AD. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of this service bulletin in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. Contact Goodrich De-icing and Specialty Systems, 1555 Corporate Woods Parkway, Uniontown, Ohio 44685, PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 telephone (330) 374–3743, for a copy of this service information. You may review copies at the Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590–0001, on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov, or at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call (202) 741– 6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/ federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ ibr_locations.html. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on September 1, 2005. Peter A. White, Acting Manager, Engine and Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2005-20847; Directorate Identifier 2004-NE-35-AD; 
Amendment 39-14261; AD 2005-18-20]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Goodrich De-icing and Specialty Systems 
``FASTprop'' Propeller De-icers

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for 
Goodrich De-icing and Specialty Systems ``FASTprop'' propeller de-
icers, part numbers P4E1188 series, P4E1601 series, P4E2200 series, 
P4E2271-10, P4E2575-7, P4E2575-10, P4E2598-10, P5855BSW, P6199SW, 
P6592SW, P6662SW, and P6975-11, installed. This AD requires inspection, 
repair, or replacement of those ``FASTprop'' propeller de-icers that 
fail daily visual checks. This AD results from reports of Goodrich 
``FASTprop'' propeller de-icers becoming loose or debonded, and 
detaching from propeller blades during operation.

DATES: This AD becomes effective October 14, 2005. The Director of the 
Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain 
publications listed in the regulations as of October 14, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Contact Goodrich De-icing and Specialty Systems, 1555 
Corporate Woods Parkway, Uniontown, Ohio 44685, telephone (330) 374-
3743, for the service information referenced in this AD.
    You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov 
or in Room PL-401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 
Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa T. Bradley, Aerospace 
Engineer, Chicago Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, 2300 East Devon 
Avenue, Des Plaines, IL 60018-4696; telephone (847) 294-8110; fax (847) 
294-7834.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA proposed to amend 14 CFR part 39 
with a proposed airworthiness directive (AD). The proposed AD applies 
to Goodrich De-icing and Specialty Systems ``FASTprop'' propeller de-
icers, part numbers P4E1188 series, P4E1601 series, P4E2200 series, 
P4E2271-10, P4E2575-7, P4E2575-10, P4E2598-10, P5855BSW, P6199SW, 
P6592SW, P6662SW, and P6975-11. We published the proposed AD in the 
Federal Register on April 6, 2005 (70 FR 17361). That action proposed 
to require inspection, repair, or replacement of those ``FASTprop'' 
propeller de-icers that fail visual checks before the first flight each 
day.

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the docket that contains the AD, any comments 
received, and any final disposition in person at the Docket Management 
System (DMS) Docket Office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays. The Docket Office (telephone (800) 
647-5227) is located on the plaza level of the Department of 
Transportation Nassif Building at the street address stated in 
ADDRESSES. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after 
the DMS receives them.

Comments

    We provided the public the opportunity to participate in the 
development of this AD. We have considered the one comment received.
    The commenter states that we need to clarify the compliance 
section, and requests that any pilot be able to make required logbook 
entries after the visual check of propeller de-icers regardless of how 
the airplane is operated, whether under 14 CFR part 91, part 135, or 
part 121. The commenter interprets Goodrich De-icing and Specialty 
Systems Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) No. 30-60-00-1, dated November 15, 
2004, as only allowing private pilots operating under 14 CFR part 91 to 
make the required logbook entries.
    We agree that we need to clarify the compliance section. 
Accordingly, we added the following statement to the compliance section 
of this AD: ``Properly certificated maintenance personnel must perform 
the initial inspection required in this AD. Thereafter, the pilot or 
properly certificated maintenance personnel may perform the repetitive 
visual check.''

Conclusion

    We have carefully reviewed the available data, including the 
comment received, and determined that air safety and the public 
interest require adopting the AD with the changes described previously. 
We have determined that these changes will neither increase the

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economic burden on any operator nor increase the scope of the AD.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that 3,400 Goodrich propeller de-icers are installed on 
airplanes of U.S. registry and will be affected by this AD. We also 
estimate that it will take about:
     Two minutes per propeller blade to perform the preflight 
visual check; and
     Five minutes per propeller blade to perform the inspection 
of de-icers that fail the visual check; and
     One-half work hour to replace a propeller de-icer.
    The average labor rate is $65 per work hour. Required parts will 
cost about $110.00 per replacement propeller de-icer. The manufacturer 
has advised us that replacement de-icers will be provided at no cost to 
the operators. Based on these figures, not including free de-icer 
hardware supplied by the manufacturer, we estimate the total cost of 
the AD to U.S. operators to be $510,240.

Authority for This Rulemaking

    Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA's authority to 
issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the 
authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, 
describes in more detail the scope of the Agency's authority.
    We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in 
subtitle VII, part A, subpart III, section 44701, ``General 
requirements.'' Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with 
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing 
regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator 
finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within 
the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition 
that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this 
rulemaking action.

Regulatory Findings

    We have determined that this AD will not have federalism 
implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a 
substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between 
the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power 
and responsibilities among the various levels of government.
    For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD:
    (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive 
Order 12866;
    (2) Is not a ``significant rule'' under DOT Regulatory Policies and 
Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and
    (3) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or 
negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
    We prepared a summary of the costs to comply with this AD and 
placed it in the AD Docket. You may get a copy of this summary at the 
address listed under ADDRESSES.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

    Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by 
reference, Safety.

Adoption of the Amendment

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Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, 
the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows:

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701.


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

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2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness 
directive:

2005-18-20 Goodrich De-icing and Specialty Systems: Amendment 39-
14261. Docket No. FAA-2005-20847; Directorate Identifier. 2004-NE-
35-AD.

Effective Date

    (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective October 
14, 2005.

Affected ADs

    (b) None.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to Goodrich De-icing and Specialty Systems 
``FASTprop'' propeller de-icers, part numbers (P/Ns) P4E1188 series, 
P4E1601 series, P4E2200 series, P4E2271-10, P4E2575-7, P4E2575-10, 
P4E2598-10, P5855BSW, P6199SW, P6592SW, P6662SW, and P6975-11, 
installed. These propeller de-icers are installed on, but not 
limited to, the airplanes listed in Table 1 of this AD.

                               Table 1.--Goodrich ``FASTprop'' Propeller De-Icers
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                 De-icer P/N                                   Installed on, but not limited to
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P4E1188-2...................................  Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on:
                                              Cessna 210E, 210F, 210G, 210H, 210J, 210K, 210L, T210F, T210G,
                                               T210H, T210J, T210K, and T210L.
                                              With Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA1-502 on Raytheon
                                               (Beech) D18C, D18S, E18S, G18S, H18, C45G, C45H, TC45G, and
                                               TC45H.
P4E1188-3...................................  Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on:
                                              Raytheon (Beech) D18C, D18S, E18S, E18S-9700, G18S, H18, C-45G, C-
                                               45H, C-45J, TC-45G. TC-45H, TC-45J (SNB-5), and JRB-6.
                                              With STC SA1-503 on Raytheon (Beech), E50, F50, G50, H50, J50, and
                                               65.
                                              With STC SA15EA on Raytheon (Beech) E50, F50, G50, H50, J50, 65,
                                               and 65-80.
                                              Raytheon (Beech) 55, B55, D55, D55A, E55, 95-C55, 95-C55A, 58, 95-
                                               55, 95-A55, 95-B55, 56TC, 60, 65, 65-80, 65-90, 65-A90, B90, C90,
                                               99, 99A, A99, A99A, 100, and A100.
                                              With STC SA1-506 on Cessna 310.
                                              With McCauley props on Cessna 310, 320, 340, 401, 402, 411, 414,
                                               and 421.
                                              With STC SA2424WE on Cessna 402.
                                              With STC SA132EA on Twin Commander (Gulfstream) 560A, 560E, 680,
                                               680E, and 720.
                                              With STC SA179EA on Twin Commander (Gulfstream) 560F, 680FL,
                                               680FL(P), and 680-F.
                                              With STC SA1-520 on Twin Commander (Gulfstream) 560A, 560E 680,
                                               680E, and 720.
                                              On the following models equipped with 90-amp generator: Twin
                                               Commander (Gulfstream) 500B, 500S, and 500U.
                                              With STC SA1-607 on Twin Commander (Gulfstream) 500A.
                                              With STC SA2478SW on Twin Commander (Gulfstream) 500.
                                              With STC SA2891WE or STC SA2691WE on Twin Commander (Gulfstream)
                                               680F, 680FP, and 680FL(P).
                                              Twin Commander (Gulfstream) 680V, 680T, 680W, and 681.
                                              Mitsubishi Heavy Industries MU-2 series.
                                              With STC SA195EA on Piper PA-23-250, E23-250 (serial number (SN)
                                               27-2505 up).

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                                              Piper PA-31 (SN 31-5 up), PA-31-300 (SN 31-5 up), PA-31-325 (SN31-
                                               5 up), and PA-31-350 (SN 31-5001 up).
P4E1188-4...................................  Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on:
                                              B-N Group Ltd. (Britten Norman) BN-2, BN-2A, and BN-2A Mark III
                                               series, Vulcanair (Partenavia) P-68, Piper Aerostar 600, 601, and
                                               601P.
                                              On the following models equipped with 3-blade props:
                                              Short Brothers SC7 series 3, M7 Aerospace (Fairchild) SA26-T, SA26-
                                               AT, SA226-T, SA226-AT, and SA226-TC.
                                              The following models equipped with 70-amp alternators and Hartzell
                                               HC-A3XK props: Twin Commander (Gulfstream) 500B, 500S, and 500U.
                                              The following models equipped with 70-amp alternator and Hartzell
                                               HC-C3YR-2 props: Twin Commander (Gulfstream) 500S and 500U.
                                              The following model with 70- or 100-amp alternators and Hartzell
                                               HC-C3YR-R props: Twin Commander (Gulfstream) 500S (SN 3115 up).
                                              With STC SA2478SW on model Twin Commander (Gulfstream) 500.
                                              With STC SA2691WE or SA2891WE on the following models: Twin
                                               Commander (Gulfstream) 680F, 680FL, and 680FLP.
P4E1188-5...................................  Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on:
                                              With Hartzell HC-B3TN-3 props on Raytheon (Beech) D18C, D18S,
                                               E18S, E18S-9700, G18S, H18, C45G, C45H, TC45G, TC45H, C45J, TC45J
                                               (SN B-5), JRB-6, 99, 99A, A99, A99A, 99B, B99, 100, A100, A100A,
                                               A100C, and B100.
                                              With Hartzell HC-B3TN-3 props on Raytheon (Beech) 65-90, 65-A90,
                                               65-A90-1, 65-A90-2, 65-A90-3, 65-A90-4, B90, C90, E90, and H90.
                                              With Hartzell HC-B3TN-3 props on Bombardier (deHavilland) DHC-6-
                                               300, Israel Aircraft Industries 101 Arava, Mitsubishi Heavy
                                               Industries MU-2B-10, -15, -20, -25, -26, -30, -35, -36, MU-2
                                               Series, Pilatus PC-6, Piper PA-31T (SN 31T-7400002 up), and
                                               PA31T1.
                                              With STC SA2293SW on British Aerospace (Scotland) Handley Page
                                               Jetstream 137 Mark I.
                                              AeroSpace Technologies of Australia (Government Aircraft
                                               Factories) N22B.
                                              Short Brothers SC7 series 3 equipped with 4-blade props.
P4E1188-6...................................  Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on:
                                              With Hartzell HC-B3TN-5( ) props on Cessna 425 and 441.
                                              Embraer EMB-110P1 and 110P2.
                                              Short Brothers SC7 series 3 equipped with 3-blade props.
                                              M7 Aerospace (Fairchild) SA226-T, SA226-AT, and SA226-TC.
P4E1188-7...................................  Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on:
                                              Mitsubishi Heavy Industries MU-2B, MU-2B-26A, MU-2B-36A, MU-2B-40,
                                               and MU-2B-60.
P4E1601-3...................................  Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on:
                                              Piper PA31 (SN 5 up), PA31-300 (SN 5 up), PA31-325 (SN 5up), PA31P
                                               (SN 31P-3 up), and PA31-350 (SN 31-5001 up).
P4E1601-4...................................  Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on:
                                              Raytheon (Beech) 65-88.
P4E1601-5...................................  Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on:
                                              Casa C212CB.
                                              Twin Commander (Gulfstream) 690 and 690A.
P4E1601-7...................................  Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on:
                                              Raytheon (Beech) B55, E55, 56TC, 58P, and 60.
                                              With STC SA2369SW on Nord 262A.
                                              The following models equipped with 70- or 100-amp alternator and
                                               Hartzell HC-C3YR-2 props: Twin Commander (Gulfstream) 500S (SN
                                               3115 up) and Twin Commander (Gulfstream) 685.
                                              Short Brothers SD3-30.
P4E1601-10..................................  Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on:
                                              Raytheon (Beech) B55, E55, 56TC, 58P, and 60.
                                              Twin Commander (Gulfstream) 690C and 695.
                                              M7 Aerospace (Fairchild) SA-226-TB, SA227-AC, SA227-TT, and SA227-
                                               AT.
P4E2200-2...................................  Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on:
                                              With STC SA00719LA on Raytheon (Beech) A36.
                                              With STC SA00718LA on Raytheon (Beech) B36TC.
                                              Raytheon (Beech) V35 equipped with 2- or 3-blade McCauley props.
P4E2200-3...................................  Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on:
                                              Raytheon (Beech) E50, F50, G50, H50, and J50.
                                              Cessna E310J, T310P, 310, 310E, 310J, 310K, 310L, 310N, 320, 320D,
                                               320F, 40, 402A, 402B, 411, 411A, 414, 421, 421A, and 421B.
                                              Piper PA23-250.
P4E2200-4...................................  Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on:
                                              B-N Group Ltd. (Britten Norman) BN-2A Mark III, BN-2, BN-2A.
                                              Piper 600, 601, 601P.
P4E2200-10..................................  Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on:
                                              With Volpar Turboliner conversion on the following models:
                                               Raytheon (Beech) D18C and D18S.
                                              ..................................................................
                                              Raytheon (Beech) 56TC, A56TC, 65-90, 65-A90, B90, C90, E90, H90,
                                               99, A99, 99A, B99, 99B, 100, A100, A100A, A100C, B100, and 200.
                                              Embraer EMB 110P1 and 110P2.
                                              Mitsubishi Heavy Industries MU-2B, MU-2B-10, MU-2B-15, MU-2B-20,
                                               MU-2B-25, MU-2B-30, and MU-2B-35.
                                              Pilatus PC-6.

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                                              Piper PA31-350 (SN 5001 up) and PA31P (SN 31P-3 up).
                                              M7 Aerospace (Fairchild) SA26-T, SA26-AT, SA226-T, SA226TC, and
                                               SA226AT.
                                              Twin Commander (Gulfstream) 500B, 500U, 560F, 680F, 680FP, 680FL,
                                               and 680FLP.
P4E2200-21..................................  Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm with STC SA812NE on the
                                               following models:
                                              Raytheon (Beech) 65-90 series, B90, C90, E90, F90, H90, 99 A99
                                               series, C99, 100, A100 series, B100, and 200.
                                              Embraer EMB110 series.
                                              M7 Aerospace (Fairchild) SA226-AT, SA226-T, and SA-226TC.
                                              Mitsubishi Heavy Industries MU-2B, MU-2B-10, MU-2B-15, MU-2B-20,
                                               MU-2B-25, MU-2B-26, MU-2B-30, MU-2B-35, and MU-2B-36.
                                              Pilatus PC-6, PC-6B-H2, PC-6B1-H2, PC-6C-H2, PC-6C1-H2, and PC-7.
                                               Piper PA-31T, PA-31T1, PA-31T1A, PA-31T2A, PA-31T3, and PA-31T-
                                               1040.
P4E2271-10..................................  Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on:
                                              B-N Group Ltd. (Britten-Norman) BN-2, BN-2A series, and BN-2A Mark
                                               III.
                                              With Volpar Turboliner conversion on the following models:
                                               Raytheon (Beech) D18C, and D18S.
                                              The following models equipped with 2- or 3-blade props: S35, V35,
                                               V35A, V35B, 35-C33A, F33A, F33C, and A36.
                                              Raytheon (Beech) E50, F50, G50, H50, J50, E55, E55A, 56TC, A56TC,
                                               58, 58A, 60, A60, B60, 65-90, 65-A90, B90, C90, E90, H90, 95-B55,
                                               95-B55A, 99, A99, A99A, 99A, 100, A100, A100A, A100C, B100, and
                                               200.
                                              With STC SA00966CH on Raytheon (Beech) C90B
                                              With STC SA3593NM on Raytheon (Beech) E90.
                                              With STC SA4131NM on Raytheon (Beech) F90.
                                              With STC SA2698NM on the following models: Raytheon (Beech) 200
                                               and B200.
                                              Cessna 310, 310J, 310K, 310L, 310N, E310J, T310P, 320D, 320E,
                                               320F, 340, 401A, 401B, 402A, 402B, 411, 411A, 414A, 414B, 421A,
                                               and 421B.
                                              With STC SA3532NM on Bombardier (deHavilland) DHC-6.
                                              With STC SA2369SW on Nord 262A.
                                              Mitsubishi Heavy Industries MU-2B-10, MU-2B-15, MU-2B-20, MU-2B-
                                               25, MU-2B-26A, MU-2B-30, MU-2B-35, MU-2B-36A, MU-2B-40, and MU-2B-
                                               60.
                                              Piper PA23, PA23-160, PA23-250, PA-E23-250 (SN 27-2505 UP), PA31
                                               (SN 31-5 up), PA31-300 (SN 31-5 up), PA31-325 (SN 31-5 up), PA31-
                                               350 (SN 5001 up) PA34-200, PA34-200T, PA600, PA601, and PA601P.
                                              Pilatus PC-6.
                                              Short Brothers SD-3-30.
                                              M7 Aerospace (Fairchild) SA26-T, SA26-AT, SA226-T, SA226-AT,
                                               SA226TB, and SA226-TC.
                                              Twin Commander (Gulfstream) 500B, and 500U.
P4E2575-7...................................  Metal propellers operated up to 1,700 rpm on Raytheon (Beech) 300.
P4E2575-10..................................  Metal propellers operated up to 1,700 rpm on Raytheon (Beech) 300.
P4E2598-10..................................  Metal propellers operated up to 1,591 rpm on:
                                              AvCraft (Dornier) 228, M7 Aerospace (Fairchild) SA227-TT (SN 421-
                                               541), SA227-AT (SN 423-549), and SA227-AC (SN 420-545).
P5855BSW....................................  Metal propellers on:
                                              Cessna T310Q, T310R, 340, 340A, 402B, 402C, 414, 414A, 421A, and
                                               421B.
P6199SW.....................................  Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on:
                                              The following models equipped with McCauley D3A34C401 or D3A34C402
                                               props: Cessna 210L, 210M, 210N, P210N, T210L, T210M, and T210N.
P6592SW.....................................  Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on:
                                              Various aircraft models equipped with McCauley 3AF32C504,
                                               3AF32C505, 3AF32C506, or 3AF32C507 props.
P6662SW.....................................  Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on:
                                              Various aircraft models equipped with McCauley 3AF32C512/G-82NEA-
                                               5, 3AF32C511/G-82NEA-4, or 4HFR34C7 props.
P6975-11....................................  Metal propellers operated up to 2,900 rpm on:
                                              With STC SA812EA and equipped with Hartzell HC-B3TN-3D, HC-B3TN-
                                               5C, or HC-B3TN-5M props: Air Tractor, AT-302 and AT-400.
                                              With STC SA812EA and equipped with Hartzell HC-B3TN-3C or HC-B3TN-
                                               3D props: Quality Aerospace (Ayres) S2R-T11.
                                              With STC SA2204WE and equipped with Hartzell HC-B3TN-5C props:
                                               Raytheon (Beech) D18C, D18S, E18S-9700, C45G, C45H, TC-45G, TC-
                                               45H, and TC-45J.
                                              Raytheon (Beech) T-34C equipped with Hartzell HC-B3TN-3H props.
                                              The following models equipped with Hartzell HC-B3TN-2B, HC-B3TN-
                                               3B, or HC-B3TN-3M props: Raytheon (Beech) 65-90, 65-A-90, 65-A90-
                                               1, 65-A90-2, 65-A90-3, and 65-A90-4.
                                              The following models equipped with Hartzell HC-B3TN-3B or HC-B3TN-
                                               3M props: Raytheon (Beech) B90, C90, E90, and H90.
                                              Raytheon (Beech) F90 equipped with Hartzell HC-B4TN-3A or HC-B4TN-
                                               3B props.
                                              The following models equipped with Hartzell HC-B3TN-3B props:
                                               Raytheon (Beech) 99, 99A, A99, and A99A.
                                              The following models equipped with Hartzell HC-B3TN-3B or HC-B3TN-
                                               3M props: Raytheon (Beech) C99, and 100.
                                              The following models equipped with Hartzell HC-B4TN-3 or HC-4TN-3A
                                               props: Raytheon (Beech) A100, A100A, and A100-1.
                                              Raytheon (Beech) B100 equipped with Hartzell HC-B4TN-5C or HC-B4TN-
                                               5F props.
                                              The following models equipped with Hartzell HC-B3TN-3G or HC-B3TN-
                                               3N props: Raytheon (Beech) 200, 200C, 200CT, 200T, A200, A200C,
                                               A200CT, B200, B200C, B200CT, and B200T.
                                              Raytheon (Beech) JRB-6 with STC SA1171WE equipped with Hartzell HC-
                                               B3TN-5C props.
                                              British Aerospace HP.137MK.1 with STC SA2293WE equipped with
                                               Hartzell HC-B3TN-3D props.
                                              CASA C212-100 Aviocar equipped with Hartzell HC-B4TN-5EL props.
                                              Cessna 441 equipped with Hartzell HC-B3TN-5E or HC-B3TN-5M props.

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                                              Bombardier (deHavilland) DHC-2MK.III equipped with HC-B3TN-3, HC-
                                               B3TN-3B, or HC-B3TN-3BY props.
                                              Bombardier (deHavilland) DHC-6-300 equipped with Hartzell HC-B3TN-
                                               3(D)(Y) props.
                                              Embraer EMB-110P1/2 equipped with Hartzell HC-B3TN-3C or HC-B3TN-
                                               3D props.
                                              The following models equipped with Hartzell HC-B3TN-5( ) props: M7
                                               Aerospace (Fairchild) SA226-AT, and SA226T.
                                              M7 Aerospace (Fairchild) SA226-TC equipped with Hartzell HC-B4TN-
                                               5( ) props.
                                              M7 Aerospace (Fairchild) SA226-TC with STC SA344GL equipped with
                                               Hartzell HC-B3TN-5( ) props.
                                              M7 Aerospace (Fairchild) SA226-TC with STC SA344Gl.
                                              The following models equipped with Hartzell HC-A3VF-7 or HC-3VH-7B
                                               props: AeroSpace Technologies of Australia (Government Aircraft
                                               Factories) N22B and N24A.
                                              The following models equipped with Hartzell HC-B3TN-3D props: IAI
                                               Arava 101 and 101B.
                                              The following models equipped with Hartzell HC-B3TN-3DY props:
                                               McKinnon (Grumman) G-21E and G-21G.
                                              The following models equipped with HC-B3TN-5( ) props: Mitsubishi
                                               Heavy Industries MU-2B, and MU-2B-10.
                                              The following models equipped with Hartzell HC-B3TN-5 props:
                                               Mitsubishi Heavy Industries MU-2B-15, MU-2B-20, MU-2B-25, MU-2B-
                                               26, MU-2B-30, MU-2B-35, and MU-2B-36.
                                              The following models equipped with Hartzell HC-B3TN-3C props:
                                               Pilatus PC-6, PC-6/B-H2, PC-6/B1-H2, PC-6/C-H2, PC-6/C1-H2.
                                              The following models equipped with Hartzell HC-B3TN-3B props:
                                               Piper PA-31T and PA31T1.
                                              The following models equipped with Hartzell HC-B3TN-3B or HC-B3TN-
                                               3K props: Piper PA42 and PA42-720.
                                              The following model equipped with Hartzell HC-B3TN-5( ) props:
                                               Short Brothers SC-7 series 3 Variant 200.
                                              With STC SA02059AK on the following model equipped with HC-B4TN-5
                                               props: Short Brothers SC-7 series 3 Variant 200.
                                              The following models equipped with Hartzell HC-B3TN-5( ) props:
                                               Twin Commander (Gulfstream) 690, 690A, and 690B.
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Unsafe Condition

    (d) This AD results from reports of Goodrich ``FASTprop'' 
propeller de-icers becoming loose or debonded, and detaching from 
propeller blades during operation. We are issuing this AD to prevent 
Goodrich ``FASTprop'' propeller de-icers from detaching from the 
propeller blade, resulting in damage to the airplane, and possible 
injury to passengers and crewmembers.

Compliance

    (e) You are responsible for having the actions required by this 
AD performed within the compliance times specified unless the 
actions have already been done.
    (f) Properly certificated maintenance personnel must perform the 
initial inspection required in this AD. Thereafter, the pilot or 
properly certificated maintenance personnel may perform the 
repetitive visual check.

Initial Visual Inspection of ``FASTprop'' Propeller De-Icers

    (g) Within 10 hours after the effective date of this AD, inspect 
the ``FASTprop'' propeller de-icers. If any ``FASTprop'' propeller 
de-icer fails the inspection, then the ``FASTprop'' de-icer must be 
repaired or replaced as necessary before the next flight. Use 
paragraphs 2.A(3) through (5) of the Accomplishment Instructions of 
Goodrich De-icing and Specialty Systems Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) 
No. 30-60-00-1, dated November 15, 2004 to do these actions.

Repetitive Visual Inspections of ``FASTprop'' Propeller De-Icers

    (h) After the initial inspection, visually check the 
``FASTprop'' propeller de-icer once per day either during the 
pilot's first preflight inspection of the day or when maintenance 
personnel are available. If any ``FASTprop'' propeller de-icer fails 
the visual check, then the ``FASTprop'' de-icer must be inspected, 
repaired, or replaced as necessary before the next flight. 
Terminating action is accomplished when the ``FASTprop'' propeller 
de-icer is removed and replaced with an approved propeller de-icer. 
Use paragraph 2.A(2) of the Accomplishment Instructions of Goodrich 
De-icing and Specialty Systems Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) No. 30-
60-00-1, dated November 15, 2004 to do these actions.

Alternative Methods of Compliance

    (i) The Manager, Chicago Aircraft Certification Office, has the 
authority to approve alternative methods of compliance for this AD 
if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19.

Special Flight Permits

    (j) Under 14 CFR part 39.23, we are limiting the special flight 
permits for this AD by requiring that any propeller found with a 
loose or debonded ``FASTprop'' de-icer must have all propeller blade 
de-icers removed before the flight, to maintain a balanced 
propeller. Information on removing de-icers can be found in 
paragraph 1.K.(1) of Goodrich De-icing and Specialty Systems ASB No. 
30-60-00-1, dated November 15, 2004.

Related Information

    (k) None.

Material Incorporated by Reference

    (l) You must use Goodrich De-icing and Specialty Systems Alert 
Service Bulletin No. 30-60-00-1, dated November 15, 2004, to perform 
the inspections, repairs, and replacements required by this AD. The 
Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of this service bulletin in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 
552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. Contact Goodrich De-icing and Specialty 
Systems, 1555 Corporate Woods Parkway, Uniontown, Ohio 44685, 
telephone (330) 374-3743, for a copy of this service information. 
You may review copies at the Docket Management Facility; U.S. 
Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif 
Building, Room PL-401, Washington, DC 20590-0001, on the Internet at 
http://dms.dot.gov, or at the National Archives and Records 
Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this 
material at NARA, call (202) 741-6030, or go to: http://
www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/
ibr_locations.html.

    Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on September 1, 2005.
Peter A. White,
Acting Manager, Engine and Propeller Directorate, Aircraft 
Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 05-17773 Filed 9-8-05; 8:45 am]
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