Airworthiness Directives; Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. Model P 180 Airplanes, 71089-71091 [E7-24216]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 240 / Friday, December 14, 2007 / Proposed Rules 71089 Affected airplanes Compliance Procedures (iii) For all Models AT–400, AT–400A, AT–402, AT–402A, AT–402B, AT–502, AT–502B, and AT–503A airplanes. Initially within the next 12 months after the effective date of this AD. Repetitively thereafter at intervals not to exceed 12 months. Follow Snow Engineering Co. Service Letter #253 Rev. B, dated November 30, 2007. (2) For all airplanes: Before further flight after any inspection required by paragraph (e)(1) of this AD where crack damage is found, repair and modify the engine mount by installing gussets following Snow Engineering Co. Service Letter #253 Rev. B, dated November 30, 2007. This modification terminates the repetitive inspections required in paragraphs (e)(1)(i), (e)(1)(ii), and (e)(1)(iii) of this AD. (3) For all airplanes: Before the airplane reaches 5,000 hours total TIS after the effective date of this AD or within the next 100 hours TIS after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs later; inspect, repair if cracked, and modify the engine mount by installing gussets following Snow Engineering Co. Service Letter #253 Rev. B, dated November 30, 2007. This modification terminates the repetitive inspections required in paragraphs (e)(1)(i), (e)(1)(ii), and (e)(1)(iii) of this AD. Note: As a terminating action to the repetitive inspections required in paragraphs (e)(1)(i), (e)(1)(ii), and (e)(1)(iii) of this AD, you may install the gussets before finding cracks or reaching 5,000 hours total TIS. Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (f) The Manager, Forth Worth Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Send information to ATTN: Andy McAnaul, Aerospace Engineer, ASW–150, FAA San Antonio MIDO–43, 10100 Reunion Place, San Antonio, Texas 78216; phone: (210) 308– 3365; fax: (210) 308–3370. Before using any approved AMOC on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify your appropriate principal inspector (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local FSDO. Related Information rmajette on PROD1PC64 with PROPOSALS (g) To get copies of the service information referenced in this AD, contact Air Tractor Inc., P.O. Box 485, Olney, Texas 76374; telephone: (940) 564–5616; fax: (940) 564– 5612. To view the AD docket, go to U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, or on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on December 10, 2007. John R. Colomy, Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E7–24215 Filed 12–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:13 Dec 13, 2007 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2007–0294; Directorate Identifier 2007–CE–087–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. Model P 180 Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: SUMMARY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated 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: Due to pressurization loads, the fuselage frame of the emergency exit door could suffer from fatigue and develop cracks in its corners. The superseded Italian Airworthiness Directive (AD) 1995–059 was issued to require modification of the emergency door frame in accordance with Piaggio (at the time I.A.M. Rinaldo Piaggio S.p.A.) Service Bulletin 80–0057 original issue. Parts necessary to carry out the modification were a new door pan assembly and a doubler; Since these parts are no longer available, Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. (PAI) designed new suitable part numbers introduced by Revision 1 of Service Bulletin 80–0057. The present AD mandates modification of the fuselage emergency door frame in accordance with Revision 1 of Service Bulletin 80–0057 from PAI. The proposed AD would require actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by January 14, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.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 this proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Office (telephone (800) 647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarjapur Nagarajan, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329– 4145; fax: (816) 329–4090. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2007–****; Directorate Identifier 2007–CE–087–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this proposed AD because of those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we receive about this proposed AD. Discussion The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent E:\FR\FM\14DEP1.SGM 14DEP1 71090 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 240 / Friday, December 14, 2007 / Proposed Rules for the Member States of the European Community, has issued AD No.: 2007– 0225, dated August 14, 2007 (referred to after this as ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: Due to pressurization loads, the fuselage frame of the emergency exit door could suffer from fatigue and develop cracks in its corners. The superseded Italian Airworthiness Directive (AD) 1995–059 was issued to require modification of the emergency door frame in accordance with Piaggio (at the time I.A.M. Rinaldo Piaggio S.p.A.) Service Bulletin 80–0057 original issue. Parts necessary to carry out the modification were a new door pan assembly and a doubler; Since these parts are no longer available, Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. (PAI) designed new suitable part numbers introduced by Revision 1 of Service Bulletin 80–0057. The present AD mandates modification of the fuselage emergency door frame in accordance with Revision 1 of Service Bulletin 80–0057 from PAI. The MCAI requires the modification of the fuselage frame of the emergency door, using the newly designed door pan assembly and doubler and following Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. Mandatory Service Bulletin N. 80–0057, Revision 1, dated May 31, 2007. You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket. Relevant Service Information Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. has issued Mandatory Service Bulletin N. 80–0057, Revision 1, dated May 31, 2007. The actions described in this service information are intended to correct the unsafe condition identified in the MCAI. rmajette on PROD1PC64 with PROPOSALS FAA’s Determination and Requirements of the Proposed AD This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant to our bilateral agreement with this State of Design Authority, they have notified us of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service information referenced above. We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all information and determined the unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same type design. Differences Between This Proposed AD and the MCAI or Service Information We have reviewed the MCAI and related service information and, in general, agree with their substance. But VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:13 Dec 13, 2007 Jkt 214001 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 proposed 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 proposed AD. 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 regulatory evaluation of the estimated costs to comply with this proposed AD and placed it in the AD docket. Costs of Compliance Based on the service information, we estimate that this proposed AD would affect about 31 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it would take about 70 work-hours per product to comply with the basic requirements of this proposed AD. The average labor rate is $80 per work-hour. Required parts would cost about $14,105 per product. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of the proposed AD on U.S. operators to be $610,855, or $19,705 per product. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Safety. 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 determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would 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 proposed regulation: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new AD: Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A.: Docket No. FAA–2007–0294; Directorate Identifier 2007–CE–087–AD. Comments Due Date (a) We must receive comments by January 14, 2008. Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to PIAGGIO P–180 airplanes, manufacturer serial numbers (MSN) 1001, 1002, 1004, and MSN 1006 through 1033, that: (1) are certificated in any category; and (2) have not been modified in accordance with Piaggio Aero Industries Service Bulletin No. 80–0057, dated February 7, 1995. Subject (d) Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Code 53: Fuselage. Reason (e) The mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) states: Due to pressurization loads, the fuselage frame of the emergency exit door could suffer from fatigue and develop cracks in its corners. The superseded Italian Airworthiness Directive (AD) 1995–059 was issued to require modification of the emergency door frame in accordance with Piaggio (at the time I.A.M. Rinaldo Piaggio S.p.A.) Service Bulletin 80–0057 original issue. E:\FR\FM\14DEP1.SGM 14DEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 240 / Friday, December 14, 2007 / Proposed Rules Parts necessary to carry out the modification were a new door pan assembly and a doubler; Since these parts are no longer available, Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. (PAI) designed new suitable part numbers introduced by Revision 1 of Service Bulletin 80–0057. The present AD mandates modification of the fuselage emergency door frame in accordance with Revision 1 of Service Bulletin 80–0057 from PAI. The MCAI requires the modification of the fuselage frame of the emergency door, using the newly designed door pan assembly and doubler, following Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. SB 80–0057, Revision 1, dated May 31, 2007. Actions and Compliance FAA AD Differences Note: This AD differs from the MCAI and/ or service information as follows: No differences. rmajette on PROD1PC64 with PROPOSALS Other FAA AD Provisions (g) The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, Standards Office, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Send information to ATTN: Sarjapur Nagarajan, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4145; fax: (816) 329–4090. Before using any approved AMOC on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify your appropriate principal inspector (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local FSDO. (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 FAAapproved 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. 15:13 Dec 13, 2007 Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on December 10, 2007. John R. Colomy, Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E7–24216 Filed 12–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (f) Unless already done, replace the emergency exit door pan assembly part number (P/N) 80–111152–401 with a new door pan assembly P/N 80–111152–405, and a new doubler reinforcement P/N 80– 111604–001, following Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. Mandatory Service Bulletin N. 80–0057, Revision 1, dated May 31, 2007, at whichever of the following occurs later: (i) When the airplane reaches 4,500 hours total time-in-service (TIS); or (ii) Within 6 months after the effective date of this AD or 500 hours TIS after the effective date of this AD, whichever of these occurs first. VerDate Aug<31>2005 Related Information (h) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency AD No.: 2007–0225, dated August 14, 2007; and Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. Mandatory Service Bulletin N. 80– 0057, Revision 1, dated May 31, 2007, for related information. Jkt 214001 Occupational Safety and Health Administration 29 CFR Part 1910 [Docket No. OSHA–2007–0040] RIN 1218–AC08 Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), the Agency is proposing to remove several references to consensus standards that have requirements that duplicate or are comparable to other OSHA rules; this rulemaking also includes correcting a paragraph citation in one these OSHA rules. In addition, the Agency is proposing to remove the reference to American Welding Society standard A3.0–1969 (‘‘Terms and Definitions’’) in its general-industry welding standards. OSHA also is publishing a direct final rule in today’s Federal Register taking these same actions. This NPRM is the companion document to the direct final rule. This rulemaking is a continuation of OSHA’s ongoing effort to update references to consensus and industry standards used throughout its rules. DATES: Comments to this NPRM (including comments to the information-collection (paperwork) determination described under the section titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION of companion direct final rule), hearing requests, and other information must be submitted by January 14, 2008. All submissions must bear a postmark or provide other evidence of the submission date. (See the following section titled ADDRESSES for methods you can use in making submissions.) PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 71091 Comments and hearing requests may be submitted as follows: • Electronic. Comments may be submitted electronically to http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting comments. • Facsimile. OSHA allows facsimile transmission of comments and hearing requests that are 10 pages or fewer in length (including attachments). Send these documents to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–1648; hard copies of these documents are not required. Instead of transmitting facsimile copies of attachments that supplement these documents (e.g., studies, journal articles), commenters must submit these attachments, in triplicate hard copy, to the OSHA Docket Office, Technical Data Center, Room N–2625, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20210. These attachments must clearly identify the sender’s name, date, subject, and docket number (i.e., OSHA–2007–0040) so that the Agency can attach them to the appropriate document. • Regular mail, express delivery, hand (courier) delivery, and messenger service. Submit three copies of comments and any additional material (e.g., studies, journal articles) to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA–2007–0040 or RIN No. 1218– AC08, Technical Data Center, Room N– 2625, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–2350. (OSHA’s TTY number is (877) 889–5627.) Note that securityrelated problems may result in significant delays in receiving comments and other written materials by regular mail. Please contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about security procedures concerning delivery of materials by express delivery, hand delivery, and messenger service. The hours of operation for the OSHA Docket Office are 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., e.t. • Instructions. All submissions must include the Agency name and the OSHA docket number (i.e., OSHA Docket No. OSHA–2007–0040). Comments and other material, including any personal information, are placed in the public docket without revision, and will be available online at http:// www.regulations.gov. Therefore, the Agency cautions commenters about submitting statements they do not want made available to the public, or submitting comments that contain personal information (either about themselves or others) such as social ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\14DEP1.SGM 14DEP1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 240 (Friday, December 14, 2007)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 71089-71091]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-24216]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2007-0294; Directorate Identifier 2007-CE-087-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. Model P 
180 Airplanes

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

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the 
products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory 
continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated 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:

    Due to pressurization loads, the fuselage frame of the emergency 
exit door could suffer from fatigue and develop cracks in its 
corners. The superseded Italian Airworthiness Directive (AD) 1995-
059 was issued to require modification of the emergency door frame 
in accordance with Piaggio (at the time I.A.M. Rinaldo Piaggio 
S.p.A.) Service Bulletin 80-0057 original issue.
    Parts necessary to carry out the modification were a new door 
pan assembly and a doubler; Since these parts are no longer 
available, Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. (PAI) designed new 
suitable part numbers introduced by Revision 1 of Service Bulletin 
80-0057. The present AD mandates modification of the fuselage 
emergency door frame in accordance with Revision 1 of Service 
Bulletin 80-0057 from PAI.

The proposed AD would require actions that are intended to address the 
unsafe condition described in the MCAI.

DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by January 14, 
2008.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://
www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: (202) 493-2251.
     Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://
www.regulations.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 this proposed AD, the regulatory 
evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street 
address for the Docket Office (telephone (800) 647-5527) is in the 
ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly 
after receipt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarjapur Nagarajan, Aerospace 
Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas 
City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329-4145; fax: (816) 329-4090.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Comments Invited

    We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address 
listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2007-****; 
Directorate Identifier 2007-CE-087-AD'' at the beginning of your 
comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, 
economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We 
will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend 
this proposed AD because of those comments.
    We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http://
www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We 
will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we 
receive about this proposed AD.

Discussion

    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical 
Agent

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for the Member States of the European Community, has issued AD No.: 
2007-0225, dated August 14, 2007 (referred to after this as ``the 
MCAI''), to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products.
    The MCAI states:

    Due to pressurization loads, the fuselage frame of the emergency 
exit door could suffer from fatigue and develop cracks in its 
corners. The superseded Italian Airworthiness Directive (AD) 1995-
059 was issued to require modification of the emergency door frame 
in accordance with Piaggio (at the time I.A.M. Rinaldo Piaggio 
S.p.A.) Service Bulletin 80-0057 original issue.
    Parts necessary to carry out the modification were a new door 
pan assembly and a doubler; Since these parts are no longer 
available, Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. (PAI) designed new 
suitable part numbers introduced by Revision 1 of Service Bulletin 
80-0057.
    The present AD mandates modification of the fuselage emergency 
door frame in accordance with Revision 1 of Service Bulletin 80-0057 
from PAI.

    The MCAI requires the modification of the fuselage frame of the 
emergency door, using the newly designed door pan assembly and doubler 
and following Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. Mandatory Service Bulletin 
N. 80-0057, Revision 1, dated May 31, 2007.
    You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD 
docket.

Relevant Service Information

    Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. has issued Mandatory Service 
Bulletin N. 80-0057, Revision 1, dated May 31, 2007. The actions 
described in this service information are intended to correct the 
unsafe condition identified in the MCAI.

FAA's Determination and Requirements of the Proposed AD

    This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another 
country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant 
to our bilateral agreement with this State of Design Authority, they 
have notified us of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and 
service information referenced above. We are proposing this AD because 
we evaluated all information and determined the unsafe condition exists 
and is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same type 
design.

Differences Between This Proposed 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 proposed 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 proposed AD.

Costs of Compliance

    Based on the service information, we estimate that this proposed AD 
would affect about 31 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that 
it would take about 70 work-hours per product to comply with the basic 
requirements of this proposed AD. The average labor rate is $80 per 
work-hour. Required parts would cost about $14,105 per product.
    Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of the proposed AD on 
U.S. operators to be $610,855, or $19,705 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 
that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this 
rulemaking action.

Regulatory Findings

    We determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism 
implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would 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 proposed 
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 regulatory evaluation of the estimated costs to 
comply with this proposed AD and placed it in the AD docket.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

    Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Safety.

The Proposed Amendment

    Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the 
Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows:

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

    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]

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

Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A.: Docket No. FAA-2007-0294; 
Directorate Identifier 2007-CE-087-AD.

Comments Due Date

    (a) We must receive comments by January 14, 2008.

Affected ADs

    (b) None.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to PIAGGIO P-180 airplanes, manufacturer 
serial numbers (MSN) 1001, 1002, 1004, and MSN 1006 through 1033, 
that:
    (1) are certificated in any category; and
    (2) have not been modified in accordance with Piaggio Aero 
Industries Service Bulletin No. 80-0057, dated February 7, 1995.

Subject

    (d) Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Code 53: 
Fuselage.

Reason

    (e) The mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) 
states:

    Due to pressurization loads, the fuselage frame of the emergency 
exit door could suffer from fatigue and develop cracks in its 
corners. The superseded Italian Airworthiness Directive (AD) 1995-
059 was issued to require modification of the emergency door frame 
in accordance with Piaggio (at the time I.A.M. Rinaldo Piaggio 
S.p.A.) Service Bulletin 80-0057 original issue.

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    Parts necessary to carry out the modification were a new door 
pan assembly and a doubler; Since these parts are no longer 
available, Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. (PAI) designed new 
suitable part numbers introduced by Revision 1 of Service Bulletin 
80-0057.
    The present AD mandates modification of the fuselage emergency 
door frame in accordance with Revision 1 of Service Bulletin 80-0057 
from PAI.

The MCAI requires the modification of the fuselage frame of the 
emergency door, using the newly designed door pan assembly and 
doubler, following Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. SB 80-0057, 
Revision 1, dated May 31, 2007.

Actions and Compliance

    (f) Unless already done, replace the emergency exit door pan 
assembly part number (P/N) 80-111152-401 with a new door pan 
assembly P/N 80-111152-405, and a new doubler reinforcement P/N 80-
111604-001, following Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. Mandatory 
Service Bulletin N. 80-0057, Revision 1, dated May 31, 2007, at 
whichever of the following occurs later:
    (i) When the airplane reaches 4,500 hours total time-in-service 
(TIS); or
    (ii) Within 6 months after the effective date of this AD or 500 
hours TIS after the effective date of this AD, whichever of these 
occurs first.

FAA AD Differences

    Note: This AD differs from the MCAI and/or service information 
as follows: No differences.

Other FAA AD Provisions

    (g) The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, 
Standards Office, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this 
AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Send 
information to ATTN: Sarjapur Nagarajan, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, 
Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, 
Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329-4145; fax: (816) 329-4090. 
Before using any approved AMOC on any airplane to which the AMOC 
applies, notify your appropriate principal inspector (PI) in the FAA 
Flight Standards District Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local 
FSDO.
    (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

    (h) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency AD No.: 2007-
0225, dated August 14, 2007; and Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. 
Mandatory Service Bulletin N. 80-0057, Revision 1, dated May 31, 
2007, for related information.

    Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on December 10, 2007.
John R. Colomy,
Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. E7-24216 Filed 12-13-07; 8:45 am]
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