Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca Artouste III B, Artouste III B1, and Artouste III D Turboshaft Engines, 9692-9694 [06-1728]

Download as PDF 9692 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 38 / Monday, February 27, 2006 / Rules and Regulations See the ADDRESSES section for a location to examine the regulatory evaluation. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Adoption of the Amendment 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. [Amended] 2. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): I 2006–04–14 Boeing: Amendment 39–14496. Docket No. FAA–2005–23282; Directorate Identifier 2005–NM–210–AD. Effective Date (a) This AD becomes effective April 3, 2006. Applicability (c) This AD applies to airplanes identified in paragraphs (c)(1) and (c)(2) of this AD, certificated in any category. (1) Boeing Model 757–200 series airplanes, having certain variable numbers as identified in Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 757–21–0106, dated March 24, 2005. (2) Boeing Model 757–300 series airplanes, having certain variable numbers as identified in Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 757–21–0107, dated March 24, 2005. Unsafe Condition (d) This AD results from finding that the end caps of the overhead distribution ducts for the air conditioning system were not bonded to the ducts with an adhesive. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct loosened end caps, which could change the air flow balance in the airplane. During a smoke event in the cargo or main electronics compartment, the incorrect balance of air flow could change the smoke clearance air capacity and result in smoke and toxic fumes penetrating the flight deck and main cabin. 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. wwhite on PROD1PC65 with RULES Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (h)(1) 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. (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. Material Incorporated by Reference Affected ADs (b) None. Service Bulletin References (f) The term ‘‘service bulletin,’’ as used in this AD, means the Accomplishment Instructions of the following service bulletins, as applicable: VerDate Aug<31>2005 Install Clamps (g) Within 12,000 flight hours or 36 months after the effective date of this AD, whichever is first: Install clamps on the end caps of the overhead distribution ducts of the air conditioning system at stations 864.88, 864.9, 866.6, and 875, as applicable, and before further flight do other specified and related investigative actions as applicable, by doing all of the applicable actions specified in the service bulletin. Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: I § 39.13 (1) For Model 757–200 series airplanes: Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 757–21–0106, dated March 24, 2005; and (2) For Model 757–300 series airplanes: Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 757–21–0107, dated March 24, 2005. 15:43 Feb 24, 2006 Jkt 208001 (i) You must use Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 757–21–0106, dated March 24, 2005; or Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 757–21–0107, dated March 24, 2005; as applicable, 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. Issued in Renton, Washington, on February 15, 2006. Michael Zielinski, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 06–1694 Filed 2–24–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2006–23594; Directorate Identifier 2005–NE–54–AD; Amendment 39– 14497; AD 2006–04–15] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca Artouste III B, Artouste III B1, and Artouste III D Turboshaft Engines Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Turbomeca Artouste III B, Artouste III B1, and Artouste III D turboshaft engines. This AD requires removing certain fuel pumps from service and installing serviceable fuel pumps. This AD results from a report that an acceptance test facility used test equipment that was out of calibration, on certain fuel pumps, and those fuel pumps might have been accepted with a limitation in the maximum available fuel flow. We are issuing this AD to prevent reduced helicopter performance, subsequent loss of control of the helicopter, or accident. DATES: Effective March 14, 2006. We must receive any comments on this AD by April 28, 2006. ADDRESSES: Use one of the following addresses to comment on this AD: • DOT Docket Web site: Go to http://dms.dot.gov and follow the instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Government-wide rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590– 0001. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. • Hand Delivery: Room PL–401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Contact Turbomeca, 40220 Tarnos, France; telephone +33 05 59 74 40 00, fax +33 05 59 74 45 15, for the service information identified in this AD. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Spinney, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, E:\FR\FM\27FER1.SGM 27FER1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 38 / Monday, February 27, 2006 / Rules and Regulations FAA, Engine and Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803–5299; telephone (781) 238–7175; fax (781) 238–7199. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Direction Generale de L’Aviation Civile (DGAC), which is the airworthiness authority for France, notified the FAA that an unsafe condition may exist on Turbomeca Artouste III B, Artouste III B1, and Artouste III D turboshaft engines. The DGAC advises that an acceptance test facility used test equipment that was out of calibration, on 102 fuel pumps, and those fuel pumps might have been accepted with a limitation in the maximum available fuel flow. This condition causes fuel flow limitation and therefore reduces the maximum available engine power over a portion of the helicopter flight envelope. These pumps may be installed on Eurocopter France Alouette III SE.3160, SA.316B, SA.315B, and SA.316C helicopters registered in the U.S. Turbomeca issued Mandatory Service Bulletin No. 218 73 0802, dated November 17, 2005, to address the 102 suspect fuel pumps. We cannot confirm that these fuel pumps have been removed from service and retested or replaced. The DGAC issued AD No. F– 2005–201, dated December 7, 2005, in order to ensure the airworthiness of these engines in France. wwhite on PROD1PC65 with RULES Bilateral Airworthiness Agreement These Turbomeca Artouste III series turboshaft engines are manufactured in France and are type certificated for operation in the United States under the provisions of section 21.29 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 21.29) and the applicable bilateral airworthiness agreement. Under this bilateral airworthiness agreement, the DGAC kept the FAA informed of the situation described above. We have examined the findings of the DGAC, reviewed all available information, and determined that AD action is necessary for products of this type design that are certificated for operation in the United States. FAA’s Determination and Requirements of This AD The unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or develop on other Turbomeca Artouste III B, Artouste III B1, and Artouste III D turboshaft engines of the same type design. We are issuing this AD to prevent reduced helicopter performance, subsequent loss of control of the helicopter, or accident. This AD requires removing affected fuel pumps from service and installing serviceable fuel pumps, within 30 days or 80 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:43 Feb 24, 2006 Jkt 208001 operating hours after receipt of a serviceable fuel pump, whichever occurs first, but no later than March 15, 2006. FAA’s Determination of the Effective Date Since an unsafe condition exists that requires the immediate adoption of this AD, we have found that notice and opportunity for public comment before issuing this AD are impracticable, and that good cause exists for making this amendment effective within 30 days. Comments Invited This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight safety and was not preceded by notice and an opportunity for public comment; however, we invite you to send us any written relevant data, views, or arguments regarding this AD. Send your comments to an address listed under ADDRESSES. Include ‘‘AD Docket No. FAA–2006–23594; Directorate Identifier 2005–NE–54–AD’’ in the subject line of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of the rule that might suggest a need to modify it. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// dms.dot.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact with FAA personnel concerning this AD. Using the search function of the DMS Web site, anyone can find and read the comments in any of our dockets, including the name of the individual who sent the comment (or signed the comment on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78) or you may visit http://dms.dot.gov. 9693 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 the regulation: 1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the 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. Examining the AD Docket List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 You may examine the docket that contains the AD, any comments received, and any final disposition in person at the Docket Management Facility 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. Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Safety. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Adoption of the Amendment Under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the Federal Aviation Administration amends part 39 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 39) as follows: I PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: I E:\FR\FM\27FER1.SGM 27FER1 9694 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 38 / Monday, February 27, 2006 / Rules and Regulations Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 TABLE 1.—AFFECTED FUEL PUMP SNS—Continued [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive: I 2006–04–15 Turbomeca: Amendment 39– 14497. Docket No. FAA–2006–23594; Directorate Identifier 2005–NE–54–AD. Effective Date (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective March 14, 2006. Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to Turbomeca Artouste III B, Artouste III B1, and Artouste III D turboshaft engines. These engines are installed on, but not limited to, Eurocopter France Alouette III SE.3160, SA.316B, SA.315B, and SA.316C helicopters. Unsafe Condition (d) This AD results from a report that an acceptance test facility used test equipment that was out of calibration, on certain fuel pumps, and those fuel pumps might have been accepted with a limitation in the maximum available fuel flow. We are issuing this AD to prevent reduced helicopter performance, subsequent loss of control of the helicopter, or accident. Compliance (e) You are responsible for having the actions required by this AD performed within 30 days or 80 operating hours after the receipt of a serviceable fuel pump, whichever occurs first, but no later than March 15, 2006, unless the actions have already been done. (f) Remove from service the fuel pumps listed by serial number (SN) in the following Table 1, and install a serviceable fuel pump. F357B F368B F420B F464B F466B F477B F47B 2512 2620 2729 2759 2763 2786 2787 3792 3826 3858 3888 3894 3979 4066 Definition (g) For the purpose of this AD, a serviceable fuel pump is: (1) A fuel pump that is not listed in Table 1 of this AD; or (2) A fuel pump that is listed in Table 1 of this AD that has passed a repeat of the original production acceptance test. Alternative Methods of Compliance (h) 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. Related Information (i) Direction Generale de L’Aviation Civile AD No. F–2005–201, dated December 7, 2005, also addresses the subject of this AD. (j) Turbomeca Mandatory Service Bulletin No. 218 73 0802, dated November 17, 2005, pertains to the subject of this AD. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on February 17, 2006. Peter A. White, Acting Manager, Engine and Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 06–1728 Filed 2–24–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION wwhite on PROD1PC65 with RULES TABLE 1.—AFFECTED FUEL PUMP SNS Federal Aviation Administration A59B A82B A91B B14B B29B B42B C27B C6B C92B D16B D18B D20B D80B D99B E49B E77B E90B F112B F131B F176B F220B F243B F253B F262B F293B F317B F320B VerDate Aug<31>2005 F504B F506B F537B F561B F589B F596B F607B F630B F643B F706B F724B F743B F745B F748B F759B F760B F762B F957B 808 1725 1766 1770 1897 1941 2154 2155 2233 15:43 Feb 24, 2006 2827 2828 2830 2838 2854 2867 2868 2884 2944 3078 3175 3230 3259 3282 3343 3376 3383 3385 3397 3458 3515 3548 3660 3746 3756 3757 3783 Jkt 208001 14 CFR Part 71 RIN 2120–AA66 Establishment of High Altitude Area Navigation Routes; South Central United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; withdrawal. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action withdraws a final rule published in the Federal Register on February 15, 2006 (71 FR 7845), Docket No. FAA–2005–22398; Airspace Docket No. 05–ASO–7. This was an incorrect copy inadvertently sent to the Federal Register. The incorrect final rule is being withdrawn as a result of this error. The correct final rule was published February 13, 2006 (71 FR 7409), establishing 16 high altitude area Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Withdrawal of Final Rule Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, Docket No. FAA–2005–22398; Airspace Docket No. 05–ASO–7; as published in the Federal Register February 15, 2006 (71 FR 7845), is hereby withdrawn. Issued in Washington, DC, on February 17, 2006. Edith V. Parish, Manager, Airspace and Rules. [FR Doc. 06–1760 Filed 2–24–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2005–22398; Airspace Docket No. 05–ASO–7] PO 00000 navigation routes in the South Central United States. DATES: Effective Date: 0901 UTC, February 27, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Gallant, Airspace and Rules, Office of System Operations and Safety, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 13, 2006, the FAA published in the Federal Register (71 FR 7409) a final rule establishing 16 high altitude area navigation routes in the South Central United States. On February 15, 2006, the FAA inadvertently published in the Federal Register an obsolete version of the final rule, which contained outdated fix names (71 FR 7845). This action withdraws the incorrect final rule published in error on February 15, 2006. The rule published on February 13, 2006 (71 FR 7409) contains the correct information. Sfmt 4700 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2005–22509; Airspace Docket No. 03–AWA–2] RIN 2120–AA66 Modification of the St. Louis Class B Airspace Area; MO Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; correction. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on February 15, 2006 (71 FR 7848), Airspace Docket No. 03–AWA–2, FAA Docket No. FAA–2005–22509. In that rule, inadvertent errors were made in the airport description of the St. Louis Class B airspace area. This action corrects those errors. E:\FR\FM\27FER1.SGM 27FER1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 38 (Monday, February 27, 2006)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 9692-9694]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-1728]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2006-23594; Directorate Identifier 2005-NE-54-AD; 
Amendment 39-14497; AD 2006-04-15]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca Artouste III B, Artouste III 
B1, and Artouste III D Turboshaft Engines

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

ACTION: Final rule; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for 
Turbomeca Artouste III B, Artouste III B1, and Artouste III D 
turboshaft engines. This AD requires removing certain fuel pumps from 
service and installing serviceable fuel pumps. This AD results from a 
report that an acceptance test facility used test equipment that was 
out of calibration, on certain fuel pumps, and those fuel pumps might 
have been accepted with a limitation in the maximum available fuel 
flow. We are issuing this AD to prevent reduced helicopter performance, 
subsequent loss of control of the helicopter, or accident.

DATES: Effective March 14, 2006.
    We must receive any comments on this AD by April 28, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Use one of the following addresses to comment on this AD:
     DOT Docket Web site: Go to http://dms.dot.gov and follow 
the instructions for sending your comments electronically.
     Government-wide rulemaking Web site: Go to http://
www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for sending your 
comments electronically.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL-401, 
Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Fax: (202) 493-2251.
     Hand Delivery: Room PL-401 on the plaza level of the 
Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Contact Turbomeca, 40220 Tarnos, France; telephone +33 05 59 74 40 
00, fax +33 05 59 74 45 15, for the service information identified in 
this AD.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Spinney, Aerospace 
Engineer, Engine Certification Office,

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FAA, Engine and Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, 
Burlington, MA 01803-5299; telephone (781) 238-7175; fax (781) 238-
7199.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Direction Generale de L'Aviation Civile 
(DGAC), which is the airworthiness authority for France, notified the 
FAA that an unsafe condition may exist on Turbomeca Artouste III B, 
Artouste III B1, and Artouste III D turboshaft engines. The DGAC 
advises that an acceptance test facility used test equipment that was 
out of calibration, on 102 fuel pumps, and those fuel pumps might have 
been accepted with a limitation in the maximum available fuel flow. 
This condition causes fuel flow limitation and therefore reduces the 
maximum available engine power over a portion of the helicopter flight 
envelope. These pumps may be installed on Eurocopter France Alouette 
III SE.3160, SA.316B, SA.315B, and SA.316C helicopters registered in 
the U.S. Turbomeca issued Mandatory Service Bulletin No. 218 73 0802, 
dated November 17, 2005, to address the 102 suspect fuel pumps. We 
cannot confirm that these fuel pumps have been removed from service and 
retested or replaced. The DGAC issued AD No. F-2005-201, dated December 
7, 2005, in order to ensure the airworthiness of these engines in 
France.

Bilateral Airworthiness Agreement

    These Turbomeca Artouste III series turboshaft engines are 
manufactured in France and are type certificated for operation in the 
United States under the provisions of section 21.29 of the Federal 
Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 21.29) and the applicable bilateral 
airworthiness agreement. Under this bilateral airworthiness agreement, 
the DGAC kept the FAA informed of the situation described above. We 
have examined the findings of the DGAC, reviewed all available 
information, and determined that AD action is necessary for products of 
this type design that are certificated for operation in the United 
States.

FAA's Determination and Requirements of This AD

    The unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or 
develop on other Turbomeca Artouste III B, Artouste III B1, and 
Artouste III D turboshaft engines of the same type design. We are 
issuing this AD to prevent reduced helicopter performance, subsequent 
loss of control of the helicopter, or accident. This AD requires 
removing affected fuel pumps from service and installing serviceable 
fuel pumps, within 30 days or 80 operating hours after receipt of a 
serviceable fuel pump, whichever occurs first, but no later than March 
15, 2006.

FAA's Determination of the Effective Date

    Since an unsafe condition exists that requires the immediate 
adoption of this AD, we have found that notice and opportunity for 
public comment before issuing this AD are impracticable, and that good 
cause exists for making this amendment effective within 30 days.

Comments Invited

    This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight 
safety and was not preceded by notice and an opportunity for public 
comment; however, we invite you to send us any written relevant data, 
views, or arguments regarding this AD. Send your comments to an address 
listed under ADDRESSES. Include ``AD Docket No. FAA-2006-23594; 
Directorate Identifier 2005-NE-54-AD'' in the subject line of your 
comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, 
economic, environmental, and energy aspects of the rule that might 
suggest a need to modify it.
    We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http://
dms.dot.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will 
also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact with FAA 
personnel concerning this AD. Using the search function of the DMS Web 
site, anyone can find and read the comments in any of our dockets, 
including the name of the individual who sent the comment (or signed 
the comment on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). 
You may review the DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal 
Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477-78) or you may visit 
http://dms.dot.gov.

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 
Facility 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.

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 the regulation:
    1. Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive Order 
12866;
    2. Is not a ``significant rule'' under the 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.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

    Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Safety.

Adoption of the Amendment

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Under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the Federal 
Aviation Administration amends part 39 of the Federal Aviation 
Regulations (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:


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    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:

2006-04-15 Turbomeca: Amendment 39-14497. Docket No. FAA-2006-23594; 
Directorate Identifier 2005-NE-54-AD.

Effective Date

    (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective March 
14, 2006.

Affected ADs

    (b) None.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to Turbomeca Artouste III B, Artouste III 
B1, and Artouste III D turboshaft engines. These engines are 
installed on, but not limited to, Eurocopter France Alouette III 
SE.3160, SA.316B, SA.315B, and SA.316C helicopters.

Unsafe Condition

    (d) This AD results from a report that an acceptance test 
facility used test equipment that was out of calibration, on certain 
fuel pumps, and those fuel pumps might have been accepted with a 
limitation in the maximum available fuel flow. We are issuing this 
AD to prevent reduced helicopter performance, subsequent loss of 
control of the helicopter, or accident.

Compliance

    (e) You are responsible for having the actions required by this 
AD performed within 30 days or 80 operating hours after the receipt 
of a serviceable fuel pump, whichever occurs first, but no later 
than March 15, 2006, unless the actions have already been done.
    (f) Remove from service the fuel pumps listed by serial number 
(SN) in the following Table 1, and install a serviceable fuel pump.

                    Table 1.--Affected Fuel Pump SNs
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A59B                     F504B                    2827
A82B                     F506B                    2828
A91B                     F537B                    2830
B14B                     F561B                    2838
B29B                     F589B                    2854
B42B                     F596B                    2867
C27B                     F607B                    2868
C6B                      F630B                    2884
C92B                     F643B                    2944
D16B                     F706B                    3078
D18B                     F724B                    3175
D20B                     F743B                    3230
D80B                     F745B                    3259
D99B                     F748B                    3282
E49B                     F759B                    3343
E77B                     F760B                    3376
E90B                     F762B                    3383
F112B                    F957B                    3385
F131B                    808                      3397
F176B                    1725                     3458
F220B                    1766                     3515
F243B                    1770                     3548
F253B                    1897                     3660
F262B                    1941                     3746
F293B                    2154                     3756
F317B                    2155                     3757
F320B                    2233                     3783
F357B                    2512                     3792
F368B                    2620                     3826
F420B                    2729                     3858
F464B                    2759                     3888
F466B                    2763                     3894
F477B                    2786                     3979
F47B                     2787                     4066
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Definition

    (g) For the purpose of this AD, a serviceable fuel pump is:
    (1) A fuel pump that is not listed in Table 1 of this AD; or
    (2) A fuel pump that is listed in Table 1 of this AD that has 
passed a repeat of the original production acceptance test.

Alternative Methods of Compliance

    (h) 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.

Related Information

    (i) Direction Generale de L'Aviation Civile AD No. F-2005-201, 
dated December 7, 2005, also addresses the subject of this AD.
    (j) Turbomeca Mandatory Service Bulletin No. 218 73 0802, dated 
November 17, 2005, pertains to the subject of this AD.

    Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on February 17, 2006.
Peter A. White,
Acting Manager, Engine and Propeller Directorate, Aircraft 
Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 06-1728 Filed 2-24-06; 8:45 am]
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