Airworthiness Directives; REIMS AVIATION S.A. Model F406 Airplanes, 26283-26284 [E7-8760]

Download as PDF 26283 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 72, No. 89 Wednesday, May 9, 2007 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each week. Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2006–26692; Directorate Identifier 2006–CE–89–AD; Amendment 39– 15043; AD 2007–10–02] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; REIMS AVIATION S.A. Model F406 Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as: rmajette on PROD1PC67 with RULES * * * Corrosion on the bearings with propagation to the bracket-hinge of the rudder. This corrosion has been discovered after rudder removals. This condition, if left uncorrected, could result in the loss of the rudder control on the airplane. We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD becomes effective June 13, 2007. On June 13, 2007 the Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD. ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// dms.dot.gov or in person at the Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL–401, Washington, DC. 13:44 May 08, 2007 Jkt 211001 Mike Kiesov, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4144; fax: (816) 329–4090. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Streamlined Issuance of AD DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VerDate Aug<31>2005 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The FAA is implementing a new process for streamlining the issuance of ADs related to MCAI. The streamlined process will allow us to adopt MCAI safety requirements in a more efficient manner and will reduce safety risks to the public. This process continues to follow all FAA AD issuance processes to meet legal, economic, Administrative Procedure Act, and Federal Register requirements. We also continue to meet our technical decision-making responsibilities to identify and correct unsafe conditions on U.S.-certificated products. This AD references the MCAI and related service information that we considered in forming the engineering basis to correct the unsafe condition. The AD contains text copied from the MCAI and for this reason might not follow our plain language principles. Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to include an AD that would apply to the specified products. That NPRM was published in the Federal Register on February 27, 2007 (72 FR 8639). That NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states that there have been: * * * Corrosion on the bearings with propagation to the bracket-hinge of the rudder. This corrosion has been discovered after rudder removals. This condition, if left uncorrected, could result in the loss of the rudder control on the airplane. You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of the cost to the public. Conclusion We reviewed the available data and determined that air safety and the PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 public interest require adopting the AD as proposed. Differences Between This AD and the MCAI or Service Information We have reviewed the MCAI and related service information and, in general, agree with their substance. But we might have found it necessary to use different words from those in the MCAI to ensure the AD is clear for U.S. operators and is enforceable. In making these changes, we do not intend to differ substantively from the information provided in the MCAI and related service information. We might also have required different actions in this AD from those in the MCAI in order to follow FAA policies. Any such differences are highlighted in a NOTE within the AD. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD will affect 7 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it will take about 6 workhours per product to comply with basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate is $80 per work-hour. Required parts will cost about $100 per product. Where the service information lists required parts costs that are covered under warranty, we have assumed that there will be no charge for these parts. As we do not control warranty coverage for affected parties, some parties may incur costs higher than estimated here. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD to the U.S. operators to be $4,060 or $580 per product. 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 E:\FR\FM\09MYR1.SGM 09MYR1 26284 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 89 / Wednesday, May 9, 2007 / Rules and Regulations that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. Effective Date (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective June 13, 2007. Regulatory Findings We 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 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 regulatory evaluation of the estimated costs to comply with this AD and placed it in the AD Docket. Affected ADs (b) None. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains the NPRM, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Office (telephone (800) 647– 5227) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Adoption of the Amendment Applicability (c) This AD applies to Reims Aviation S.A. Model F406 airplanes, serial numbers F406– 0001 through F406–0092, certificated in any category. Reason (d) The mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) states that there have been: * * * Corrosion on the bearings with propagation to the bracket-hinge of the rudder. This corrosion has been discovered after rudder removals. This condition, if left uncorrected, could result in the loss of the rudder control on the airplane. Actions and Compliance (e) Unless already done, do the following actions: (1) Within the next 100 hours time-inservice (TIS) or 3 months after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first, do a one-time inspection of the rudder bracketshinge and bearings for corrosion in accordance with the accomplishment instructions of REIMS AVIATION INDUSTRIES Service Bulletin No. F406–57, dated April 25, 2005. If corrosion is found, replace these parts before further flight. (2) Within 600 hours TIS or 12 months after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first, and thereafter at intervals not to exceed 12 months, repetitively lubricate the rudder bearings. During this step, remove the rudder in accordance with the accomplishment instructions of Reims Aviation Industries Service Bulletin No. F406–57, dated April 25, 2005. Note 1: We have established the repetitive inspection times of this AD so that they may coincide with annual inspections. Note 2: We encourage you to put Reims temporary revision No. 4 into the maintenance program of the F406 airplane (chapter 5–10–01, page 17 of the maintenance manual). I FAA AD Differences PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES Note 3: This AD differs from the MCAI and/or service information as follows: We have added repetitive inspection requirements in the AD to coincide with the maintenance requirement in the service bulletin. Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with RULES § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new AD: I 2007–10–02 REIMS AVIATION S.A.: Amendment 39–15043; Docket No. FAA–2006–26692; Directorate Identifier 2006–CE–89–AD. VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:44 May 08, 2007 Jkt 211001 (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer or other source, use these actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered FAA-approved if they are approved by the State of Design Authority (or their delegated agent). You are required to assure the product is airworthy before it is returned to service. (3) Reporting Requirements: For any reporting requirement in this AD, under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the information collection requirements and has assigned OMB Control Number 2120–0056. Related Information ´ ´ (g) Refer to MCAI Direction generale de l’aviation civile (DGAC), which is the aviation authority for France, AD No. F– 2005–081, dated May 25, 2005; and REIMS AVIATION INDUSTRIES Service Bulletin No. F406–57, dated April 25, 2005, for related information. Material Incorporated by Reference You must use REIMS AVIATION INDUSTRIES Service Bulletin No. F406–57, dated April 25, 2005, to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of this service information under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact REIMS AVIATION INDUSTRIES, 51360 PRUNAY—FRANCE. (3) You may review copies at the FAA, Central Region, Office of the Regional Counsel, 901 Locust, Room 506, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; 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 Kansas City, Missouri, on April 30, 2007. Charles L. Smalley, Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E7–8760 Filed 5–8–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Other FAA AD Provisions (f) The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, Standards Staff, FAA, ATTN: Mike Kiesov, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri, 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4144; fax: (816) 329–4090, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\09MYR1.SGM 09MYR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2006-26692; Directorate Identifier 2006-CE-89-AD; 
Amendment 39-15043; AD 2007-10-02]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; REIMS AVIATION S.A. Model F406 
Airplanes

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the 
products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing 
airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of 
another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an 
aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:

    * * * Corrosion on the bearings with propagation to the bracket-
hinge of the rudder. This corrosion has been discovered after rudder 
removals. This condition, if left uncorrected, could result in the 
loss of the rudder control on the airplane.

We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe 
condition on these products.

DATES: This AD becomes effective June 13, 2007.
    On June 13, 2007 the Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD.

ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://
dms.dot.gov or in person at the Docket Management Facility, U.S. 
Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, 
Room PL-401, Washington, DC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Kiesov, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, 
Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 
64106; telephone: (816) 329-4144; fax: (816) 329-4090.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Streamlined Issuance of AD

    The FAA is implementing a new process for streamlining the issuance 
of ADs related to MCAI. The streamlined process will allow us to adopt 
MCAI safety requirements in a more efficient manner and will reduce 
safety risks to the public. This process continues to follow all FAA AD 
issuance processes to meet legal, economic, Administrative Procedure 
Act, and Federal Register requirements. We also continue to meet our 
technical decision-making responsibilities to identify and correct 
unsafe conditions on U.S.-certificated products.
    This AD references the MCAI and related service information that we 
considered in forming the engineering basis to correct the unsafe 
condition. The AD contains text copied from the MCAI and for this 
reason might not follow our plain language principles.

Discussion

    We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR 
part 39 to include an AD that would apply to the specified products. 
That NPRM was published in the Federal Register on February 27, 2007 
(72 FR 8639). That NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the 
specified products. The MCAI states that there have been:

    * * * Corrosion on the bearings with propagation to the bracket-
hinge of the rudder. This corrosion has been discovered after rudder 
removals. This condition, if left uncorrected, could result in the 
loss of the rudder control on the airplane.

You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD 
docket.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of 
the cost to the public.

Conclusion

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

Differences Between This AD and the MCAI or Service Information

    We have reviewed the MCAI and related service information and, in 
general, agree with their substance. But we might have found it 
necessary to use different words from those in the MCAI to ensure the 
AD is clear for U.S. operators and is enforceable. In making these 
changes, we do not intend to differ substantively from the information 
provided in the MCAI and related service information.
    We might also have required different actions in this AD from those 
in the MCAI in order to follow FAA policies. Any such differences are 
highlighted in a NOTE within the AD.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD will affect 7 products of U.S. registry. 
We also estimate that it will take about 6 work-hours per product to 
comply with basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate is 
$80 per work-hour. Required parts will cost about $100 per product. 
Where the service information lists required parts costs that are 
covered under warranty, we have assumed that there will be no charge 
for these parts. As we do not control warranty coverage for affected 
parties, some parties may incur costs higher than estimated here.
    Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD to the U.S. 
operators to be $4,060 or $580 per product.

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

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that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this 
rulemaking action.

Regulatory Findings

    We 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 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 regulatory evaluation of the estimated costs to 
comply with this AD and placed it in the AD Docket.

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://
dms.dot.gov; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD 
docket contains the NPRM, the regulatory evaluation, any comments 
received, and other information. The street address for the Docket 
Office (telephone (800) 647-5227) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments 
will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt.

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 FAA 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 AD:

2007-10-02 REIMS AVIATION S.A.: Amendment 39-15043; Docket No. FAA-
2006-26692; Directorate Identifier 2006-CE-89-AD.

Effective Date

    (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective June 13, 
2007.

Affected ADs

    (b) None.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to Reims Aviation S.A. Model F406 airplanes, 
serial numbers F406-0001 through F406-0092, certificated in any 
category.

Reason

    (d) The mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) 
states that there have been:

    * * * Corrosion on the bearings with propagation to the bracket-
hinge of the rudder. This corrosion has been discovered after rudder 
removals. This condition, if left uncorrected, could result in the 
loss of the rudder control on the airplane.

Actions and Compliance

    (e) Unless already done, do the following actions:
    (1) Within the next 100 hours time-in-service (TIS) or 3 months 
after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first, do a 
one-time inspection of the rudder brackets-hinge and bearings for 
corrosion in accordance with the accomplishment instructions of 
REIMS AVIATION INDUSTRIES Service Bulletin No. F406-57, dated April 
25, 2005. If corrosion is found, replace these parts before further 
flight.
    (2) Within 600 hours TIS or 12 months after the effective date 
of this AD, whichever occurs first, and thereafter at intervals not 
to exceed 12 months, repetitively lubricate the rudder bearings. 
During this step, remove the rudder in accordance with the 
accomplishment instructions of Reims Aviation Industries Service 
Bulletin No. F406-57, dated April 25, 2005.

    Note 1: We have established the repetitive inspection times of 
this AD so that they may coincide with annual inspections.


    Note 2: We encourage you to put Reims temporary revision No. 4 
into the maintenance program of the F406 airplane (chapter 5-10-01, 
page 17 of the maintenance manual).

FAA AD Differences

    Note 3: This AD differs from the MCAI and/or service information 
as follows: We have added repetitive inspection requirements in the 
AD to coincide with the maintenance requirement in the service 
bulletin.

Other FAA AD Provisions

    (f) The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, 
Standards Staff, FAA, ATTN: Mike Kiesov, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, 
Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, 
Missouri, 64106; telephone: (816) 329-4144; fax: (816) 329-4090, has 
the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the 
procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19.
    (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain 
corrective actions from a manufacturer or other source, use these 
actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered 
FAA-approved if they are approved by the State of Design Authority 
(or their delegated agent). You are required to assure the product 
is airworthy before it is returned to service.
    (3) Reporting Requirements: For any reporting requirement in 
this AD, under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has 
approved the information collection requirements and has assigned 
OMB Control Number 2120-0056.

Related Information

    (g) Refer to MCAI Direction g[eacute]n[eacute]rale de l'aviation 
civile (DGAC), which is the aviation authority for France, AD No. F-
2005-081, dated May 25, 2005; and REIMS AVIATION INDUSTRIES Service 
Bulletin No. F406-57, dated April 25, 2005, for related information.

Material Incorporated by Reference

    You must use REIMS AVIATION INDUSTRIES Service Bulletin No. 
F406-57, dated April 25, 2005, to do the actions required by this 
AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise.
    (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference of this service information under 5 
U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
    (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact REIMS 
AVIATION INDUSTRIES, 51360 PRUNAY--FRANCE.
    (3) You may review copies at the FAA, Central Region, Office of 
the Regional Counsel, 901 Locust, Room 506, Kansas City, Missouri 
64106; 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 Kansas City, Missouri, on April 30, 2007.
Charles L. Smalley,
Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
 [FR Doc. E7-8760 Filed 5-8-07; 8:45 am]
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