Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca Artouste III Series Turboshaft Engines, 77310-77312 [05-24515]

Download as PDF 77310 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 250 / Friday, December 30, 2005 / Rules and Regulations the report within 30 days after the effective date of this AD. Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) Actions Accomplished According to Previous Revisions of Service Bulletins (k)(1) The Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested in accordance with the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. (2) Before using any AMOC approved in accordance with § 39.19 on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify the appropriate principal inspector in the FAA Flight Standards Certificate Holding District Office. (j) Actions done before the effective date of this AD in accordance with Airbus Service Bulletins A300–53–0363, dated October 27, 2004; A300–53–6136, dated October 27, 2004; or A310–53–2114, dated October 27, 2004; as applicable; are acceptable for compliance with the requirements of paragraph (g) of this AD. (3) AMOCs approved previously according to AD 98–19–22 are not approved as AMOCs for this AD. Related Information (l) French airworthiness F–2004–193, dated December 22, 2004, also addresses the subject of this AD. Material Incorporated by Reference (m) You must use the service bulletins in Table 2 of this AD to perform the actions that are required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. TABLE 2.—MATERIAL INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE Airbus service bulletin Revision level A300–53–0363 ............................................................................................................................................. A300–53–6136 ............................................................................................................................................. A310–53–2114 ............................................................................................................................................. 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 Airbus, 1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France, for service information related to Airbus Model A310 series airplanes identified in this AD. Contact Jacques Leborgne, Airbus Customer Service Directorate, 1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France; fax (+33) 5 61 93 36 14, for service information related to Airbus Model A300 identified in this AD. 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. Issued in Renton, Washington, on December 19, 2005. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 05–24527 Filed 12–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. 99–NE–33–AD; Amendment 39– 14434; AD 2005–26–13] wwhite on PROD1PC61 with RULES RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca Artouste III Series Turboshaft Engines Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:36 Dec 29, 2005 Jkt 208001 ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Turbomeca Artouste III series turboshaft engines. That AD currently requires smoke emission checks after every ground engine shutdown, and if necessary, additional checks and possibly removing the engine from service. That action also requires inspection of central labyrinths not previously inspected, or not replaced after the engine logged 1,500 operating hours, and, replacement if necessary. That action also requires the removal of injection wheels at a new lower life limit. This AD includes the same requirements as AD 2002–22–11, but reduces the compliance time for the initial inspection of the central labyrinth and adds repetitive inspections of the central labyrinth. This AD results from reports and analyses of in-flight engine shutdowns occurring since we issued AD 2002–22– 11. We are issuing this AD to prevent injection wheel cracks and excessive central labyrinth wear, which could result in an in-flight engine shutdown and possible loss of the helicopter. This AD becomes effective February 3, 2006. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the regulations as of February 3, 2006. The Director of the Federal Register previously approved the incorporation by reference of a certain other publication as listed in the regulations as of December 13, 2002 (67 FR 68022, November 8, 2002). DATES: You can get the service information identified in this AD from Turbomeca S.A., 40220 Tarnos, France; ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 01 01 01 Date June 10, 2005. July 18, 2005. September 1, 2005. telephone 33 05 59 74 40 00, fax 33 05 59 74 45 15. You may examine the AD docket at the FAA, New England Region, Office of the Regional Counsel, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA. You may examine the service information, at the FAA, New England Region, Office of the Regional Counsel, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA; or at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Spinney, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine and Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803–5299; telephone (781) 238–7175; fax (781) 238–7199. We proposed to amend 14 CFR part 39 with a proposed airworthiness directive (AD). The proposed AD applies to Turbomeca Artouste III series turboshaft engines. We published the proposed AD in the Federal Register on June 23, 2005 (70 FR 36355). That action proposed to require smoke emission checks after every ground engine shutdown, and if necessary, additional checks and possibly removing the engine from service. That action also proposed to require initial inspection of central labyrinths not previously inspected at reduced compliance times, or not replaced after the engine logged 1,500 operating hours, and, replacement if necessary. That action also proposed to add repetitive inspections of the central labyrinth. Additionally, that action proposed to require the removal of the injection wheels at a new lower life limit. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\30DER1.SGM 30DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 250 / Friday, December 30, 2005 / Rules and Regulations Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD Docket (including any comments and service information), by appointment, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. See ADDRESSES for the location. Comments We provided the public the opportunity to participate in the development of this AD. We received no comments on the proposal or on the determination of the cost to the public. Conclusion We have carefully reviewed the available data, and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD as proposed. Costs of Compliance About 1,062 Turbomeca Artouste III engines of the affected design are in the worldwide fleet. We estimate that 59 engines installed on helicopters of U.S. registry will be affected by this AD. We also estimate that it will take about 31 work hours per engine to perform the required actions, and that the average labor rate is $65 per work hour. Required parts will cost about $8,100 per engine. Based on these figures, we estimate the AD will cost U.S. operators $596,785. wwhite on PROD1PC61 with RULES 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:36 Dec 29, 2005 Jkt 208001 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 by sending a request to us at the address listed under ADDRESSES. Include ‘‘AD Docket No. 99–NE–33– AD’’ in your request. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. 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: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by removing Amendment 39–12937 (67 FR 68022, November 8, 2002) and by adding a new airworthiness directive, to read as follows: I 2005–26–13 Turbomeca: Amendment 39– 14434. Docket No. 99–NE–33–AD. Effective Date (a) This AD becomes effective February 3, 2006. Affected ADs (b) This AD supersedes AD 2002–22–11, Amendment 39–12937. Applicability (c) This AD applies to Turbomeca Artouste III B, B1, and D series turboshaft engines with injection wheels part numbers (P/Ns) 218.25.700.0, 218.25.704.0, 243.25.709.0, 243.25.713.0, 0.218.27.705.0, 0.218.27.709.0, and 0.218.27.713.0. These engines are installed on, but not limited to Eurocopter SA 315 LAMA and SA 316 Alouette III helicopters. Unsafe Condition (d) This AD results from reports and analyses of in-flight engine shutdowns PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 77311 occurring since we issued AD 2002–22–11. The actions specified in this AD are intended to prevent injection wheel cracks and excessive central labyrinth wear, which could result in an in-flight engine shutdown and possible loss of the helicopter. Compliance (e) Compliance with this AD is required as indicated, unless already done. Smoke Check (f) Following every engine ground shutdown, do the following using Turbomeca Artouste III Service Bulletin (SB) No. 218 72 0099, dated September 14, 1998: (1) After every flight, check for smoke emissions through the exhaust pipe, air intake, or turbine casing drain during rundown and after every engine shutdown. If a smoke emission has been noticed, check the fuel system before the next flight to identify the origin of the smoke emissions. (2) If smoke is not detected, no action is required until the next engine ground shutdown. (3) If smoke is detected, inspect for fuel flow in accordance with paragraph 2.B.(1) and 2.B.(2) of the referenced SB. (i) If fuel flow is not detected, prior to further flight, remove the engine from service and replace with a serviceable engine. (ii) If fuel flow is detected, remove the electric fuel cock from service and replace with a serviceable part in accordance with section 2.B.(4) and 2.B.(5) of the referenced SB. (iii) Before entry into service, perform an engine ground run and check the fuel system again for smoke emissions through the exhaust pipe, air intake, or turbine casing drain during engine rundown and after shutdown; if smoke emissions still remain after replacement of the electric fuel cock, prior to further flight, remove the engine from service and replace with a serviceable engine. (g) For the purpose of this AD, a serviceable engine is defined as an engine that does not exhibit smoke emissions. Central Labyrinth Inspection (h) Perform checks and inspections of the central labyrinth and, if necessary, replace the central labyrinth, using paragraph 2 of Turbomeca Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) No. A218 72 0100, Update 2, dated January 23, 2004, and the following Table 1: TABLE 1.—INSPECTION SCHEDULE Initial inspection Prior to 1,750 hours TimeSince-New or 1,750 hours Time-Since-Last Inspection (TSLI), or 50 hours from the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs later. Repetitive inspection 1,750 hours TSLI. Alternative Methods of Compliance (i) The Manager, Engine 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. E:\FR\FM\30DER1.SGM 30DER1 77312 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 250 / Friday, December 30, 2005 / Rules and Regulations Material Incorporated by Reference (j) The checks, inspections, and replacements must be done in accordance with the following Turbomeca Artouste III alert service bulletins (ASBs): Document No. Pages ASB A218 72 0099 ................................................................................................................................ Total pages: 5 ASB A218 72 0100 ................................................................................................................................ Total pages: 17 All ........... 1 June 6, 2001. All ........... 2 Jan. 23, 2004. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of Alert Service Bulletin No. A218 72 0100, Update 2, dated January 23, 2004, in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of Turbomeca Alert Service Bulletin No. A218 72 0099, Update 1, dated June 6, 2001, as of December 13, 2002 (67 FR 68022, November 8, 2002). You can get a copy from Turbomeca S.A., 40220 Tarnos, France; telephone 33 05 59 74 40 00, fax 33 05 59 74 45 15. You can review copies at the FAA, New England Region, Office of the Regional Counsel, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA; 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/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Related Information (k) DGAC airworthiness directive F–2004– 016, dated February 4, 2004, also addresses the subject of this AD. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on December 15, 2005. Peter A. White, Acting Manager, Engine and Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 05–24515 Filed 12–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION 16 CFR Parts 801 and 803 Premerger Notification; Reporting and Waiting Period Requirements Federal Trade Commission. Final rule. AGENCY: wwhite on PROD1PC61 with RULES ACTION: SUMMARY: This final rule amends 16 CFR part 801 and part 803, Appendix, the Antitrust Improvements Act Notification and Report Form for Certain Mergers and Acquisitions (the ‘‘Form’’). The Form must be completed and submitted by persons required to report mergers and acquisitions pursuant to Section 7A of the Clayton Act, as added by Title II of the HartScott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended. The revised Form requires that 2002 revenue data, identified by the 2002 North American VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:36 Dec 29, 2005 Jkt 208001 Industry Classification System (‘‘NAICS’’), be provided in response to certain items on the Form. DATES: Effective December 30, 2005. To facilitate the changeover from using 1997 to 2002 NAICS information, filers may use either 1997 or 2002 information for 30 days following the Effective Date, provided that all filing parties to a transaction use the same year and use the same codes in Item 7. This will allow an orderly transition while minimizing the burden on filing parties. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Comments or questions may be directed to Robert L. Jones, Deputy Assistant Director, Premerger Notification Office, Bureau of Competition, Room 302, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC 20580. Telephone: (202) 326–2740. E-mail: HSRHelp@hsr.gov. For information about the NAICS system, including the 2002 update, see the U.S. Census Bureau’s Web site at http:// www.census.gov/epcd/www/naics.html. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Section 7A of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. 18a, as added by the Hart-ScottRodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, Pub. L. 94–435, 90 Stat. 1390, and amended by Pub. L. 106–553, 114 Stat. 2762 (‘‘HSR Act’’), requires all persons contemplating certain mergers or acquisitions to file notification with the Commission and the Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (‘‘Assistant Attorney General’’). The HSR Act further provides that such persons must wait a designated period of time before consummating such transactions. Congress empowered the Commission, with the concurrence of the Assistant Attorney General, to require ‘‘that the notification * * * be in such form and contain such documentary material and information * * * as is necessary and appropriate’’ to enable the agencies ‘‘to determine whether such acquisitions may, if consummated, violate the antitrust laws.’’ Congress similarly granted rulemaking authority to, inter alia, ‘‘prescribe such other rules as may PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Revision Date be necessary and appropriate to carry out the purposes of this section.’’ 15 U.S.C.18a(d). Pursuant to this section, the Commission, with the concurrence of the Assistant Attorney General, promulgated rules governing the filing process (‘‘Rules’’) 1 and the Antitrust Improvements Act Notification and Report Form for Certain Mergers and Acquisitions and accompanying Instructions on July 31, 1978, with an effective date of September 5, 1978, 43 FR 33450 (July 31, 1978). The agencies have since amended or revised the Rules and Form on multiple occasions. Completion of the Form provides the Commission and the Assistant Attorney General with information and documentary material necessary to conduct an initial review of mergers, acquisitions, and other similar transactions. The Form is not designed to elicit all potentially relevant information relating to a transaction; rather, the information requested assists the Commission and the Assistant Attorney General in determining whether to open an investigation or, alternatively, whether to grant a request for early termination of the waiting period or to allow the waiting period to expire if no such request has been made. The Form and Instructions currently require that filing persons report revenue data contained in the ‘‘North American Industry Classification System, 1997’’ and the ‘‘1997 Numerical List of Manufactured and Mineral Products.’’ This requirement was established in a 2001 rulemaking 2 that changed the required reporting format from the Standard Industrial Classification (‘‘SIC’’) to the North American Industry Classification System (‘‘NAICS’’). The Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) recently published its North American Industry Classification System—United States, 2002 (‘‘2002 NAICS Manual’’) and the Census Bureau has published its 2002 Numerical List of Manufactured and Mineral Products. To allow use of 1 16 CFR parts 801, 802 and 803. Rule: 66 FR 23561 (May 9, 2001). Final Rule: 66 FR 35541 (July 6, 2001). 2 Interim E:\FR\FM\30DER1.SGM 30DER1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. 99-NE-33-AD; Amendment 39-14434; AD 2005-26-13]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca Artouste III Series 
Turboshaft Engines

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive 
(AD) for Turbomeca Artouste III series turboshaft engines. That AD 
currently requires smoke emission checks after every ground engine 
shutdown, and if necessary, additional checks and possibly removing the 
engine from service. That action also requires inspection of central 
labyrinths not previously inspected, or not replaced after the engine 
logged 1,500 operating hours, and, replacement if necessary. That 
action also requires the removal of injection wheels at a new lower 
life limit. This AD includes the same requirements as AD 2002-22-11, 
but reduces the compliance time for the initial inspection of the 
central labyrinth and adds repetitive inspections of the central 
labyrinth. This AD results from reports and analyses of in-flight 
engine shutdowns occurring since we issued AD 2002-22-11. We are 
issuing this AD to prevent injection wheel cracks and excessive central 
labyrinth wear, which could result in an in-flight engine shutdown and 
possible loss of the helicopter.

DATES: This AD becomes effective February 3, 2006. The Director of the 
Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain 
publications listed in the regulations as of February 3, 2006. The 
Director of the Federal Register previously approved the incorporation 
by reference of a certain other publication as listed in the 
regulations as of December 13, 2002 (67 FR 68022, November 8, 2002).

ADDRESSES: You can get the service information identified in this AD 
from Turbomeca S.A., 40220 Tarnos, France; telephone 33 05 59 74 40 00, 
fax 33 05 59 74 45 15.
    You may examine the AD docket at the FAA, New England Region, 
Office of the Regional Counsel, 12 New England Executive Park, 
Burlington, MA. You may examine the service information, at the FAA, 
New England Region, Office of the Regional Counsel, 12 New England 
Executive Park, Burlington, MA; or at the National Archives and Records 
Administration (NARA).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Spinney, Aerospace 
Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine and Propeller 
Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803-5299; 
telephone (781) 238-7175; fax (781) 238-7199.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We proposed to amend 14 CFR part 39 with a 
proposed airworthiness directive (AD). The proposed AD applies to 
Turbomeca Artouste III series turboshaft engines. We published the 
proposed AD in the Federal Register on June 23, 2005 (70 FR 36355). 
That action proposed to require smoke emission checks after every 
ground engine shutdown, and if necessary, additional checks and 
possibly removing the engine from service. That action also proposed to 
require initial inspection of central labyrinths not previously 
inspected at reduced compliance times, or not replaced after the engine 
logged 1,500 operating hours, and, replacement if necessary. That 
action also proposed to add repetitive inspections of the central 
labyrinth. Additionally, that action proposed to require the removal of 
the injection wheels at a new lower life limit.

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Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD Docket (including any comments and service 
information), by appointment, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays. See ADDRESSES for the 
location.

Comments

    We provided the public the opportunity to participate in the 
development of this AD. We received no comments on the proposal or on 
the determination of the cost to the public.

Conclusion

    We have carefully reviewed the available data, and determined that 
air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD as proposed.

Costs of Compliance

    About 1,062 Turbomeca Artouste III engines of the affected design 
are in the worldwide fleet. We estimate that 59 engines installed on 
helicopters of U.S. registry will be affected by this AD. We also 
estimate that it will take about 31 work hours per engine to perform 
the required actions, and that the average labor rate is $65 per work 
hour. Required parts will cost about $8,100 per engine. Based on these 
figures, we estimate the AD will cost U.S. operators $596,785.

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 by 
sending a request to us at the address listed under ADDRESSES. Include 
``AD Docket No. 99-NE-33-AD'' in your request.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

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:

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

0
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]

0
2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by removing Amendment 39-12937 (67 FR 
68022, November 8, 2002) and by adding a new airworthiness directive, 
to read as follows:

2005-26-13 Turbomeca: Amendment 39-14434. Docket No. 99-NE-33-AD.

Effective Date

    (a) This AD becomes effective February 3, 2006.

Affected ADs

    (b) This AD supersedes AD 2002-22-11, Amendment 39-12937.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to Turbomeca Artouste III B, B1, and D 
series turboshaft engines with injection wheels part numbers (P/Ns) 
218.25.700.0, 218.25.704.0, 243.25.709.0, 243.25.713.0, 
0.218.27.705.0, 0.218.27.709.0, and 0.218.27.713.0. These engines 
are installed on, but not limited to Eurocopter SA 315 LAMA and SA 
316 Alouette III helicopters.

Unsafe Condition

    (d) This AD results from reports and analyses of in-flight 
engine shutdowns occurring since we issued AD 2002-22-11. The 
actions specified in this AD are intended to prevent injection wheel 
cracks and excessive central labyrinth wear, which could result in 
an in-flight engine shutdown and possible loss of the helicopter.

Compliance

    (e) Compliance with this AD is required as indicated, unless 
already done.

Smoke Check

    (f) Following every engine ground shutdown, do the following 
using Turbomeca Artouste III Service Bulletin (SB) No. 218 72 0099, 
dated September 14, 1998:
    (1) After every flight, check for smoke emissions through the 
exhaust pipe, air intake, or turbine casing drain during rundown and 
after every engine shutdown. If a smoke emission has been noticed, 
check the fuel system before the next flight to identify the origin 
of the smoke emissions.
    (2) If smoke is not detected, no action is required until the 
next engine ground shutdown.
    (3) If smoke is detected, inspect for fuel flow in accordance 
with paragraph 2.B.(1) and 2.B.(2) of the referenced SB.
    (i) If fuel flow is not detected, prior to further flight, 
remove the engine from service and replace with a serviceable 
engine.
    (ii) If fuel flow is detected, remove the electric fuel cock 
from service and replace with a serviceable part in accordance with 
section 2.B.(4) and 2.B.(5) of the referenced SB.
    (iii) Before entry into service, perform an engine ground run 
and check the fuel system again for smoke emissions through the 
exhaust pipe, air intake, or turbine casing drain during engine 
rundown and after shut-down; if smoke emissions still remain after 
replacement of the electric fuel cock, prior to further flight, 
remove the engine from service and replace with a serviceable 
engine.
    (g) For the purpose of this AD, a serviceable engine is defined 
as an engine that does not exhibit smoke emissions.

Central Labyrinth Inspection

    (h) Perform checks and inspections of the central labyrinth and, 
if necessary, replace the central labyrinth, using paragraph 2 of 
Turbomeca Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) No. A218 72 0100, Update 2, 
dated January 23, 2004, and the following Table 1:

                      Table 1.--Inspection Schedule
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            Initial inspection                 Repetitive  inspection
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Prior to 1,750 hours Time-Since-New or      1,750 hours TSLI.
 1,750 hours Time-Since-Last Inspection
 (TSLI), or 50 hours from the effective
 date of this AD, whichever occurs later.
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Alternative Methods of Compliance

    (i) The Manager, Engine 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.

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Material Incorporated by Reference

    (j) The checks, inspections, and replacements must be done in 
accordance with the following Turbomeca Artouste III alert service 
bulletins (ASBs):

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               Document No.                          Pages             Revision                Date
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ASB A218 72 0099.........................  All.....................            1  June 6, 2001.
  Total pages: 5
ASB A218 72 0100.........................  All.....................            2  Jan. 23, 2004.
  Total pages: 17
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    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation 
by reference of Alert Service Bulletin No. A218 72 0100, Update 2, 
dated January 23, 2004, in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR 
part 51. The Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference of Turbomeca Alert Service Bulletin No. 
A218 72 0099, Update 1, dated June 6, 2001, as of December 13, 2002 
(67 FR 68022, November 8, 2002). You can get a copy from Turbomeca 
S.A., 40220 Tarnos, France; telephone 33 05 59 74 40 00, fax 33 05 
59 74 45 15. You can review copies at the FAA, New England Region, 
Office of the Regional Counsel, 12 New England Executive Park, 
Burlington, MA; 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/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

Related Information

    (k) DGAC airworthiness directive F-2004-016, dated February 4, 
2004, also addresses the subject of this AD.

    Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on December 15, 2005.
Peter A. White,
Acting Manager, Engine and Propeller Directorate, Aircraft 
Certification Service.
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