Airworthiness Directives; Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Model 390 Airplanes, 44142-44145 [E8-17329]

Download as PDF 44142 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 147 / Wednesday, July 30, 2008 / Rules and Regulations Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new AD: I 2008–15–04 Bell Helicopter Textron Canada: Amendment 39–15616. Docket No. FAA–2007–0177; Directorate Identifier 2007–SW–19–AD. Effective Date (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective on September 3, 2008. Other Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to Model 430 helicopters, serial numbers 49001 through 49122, certificated in any category. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES Reason (d) The mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) states: ‘‘It has been determined that the existing rigging procedures for the tail rotor pitch change mechanism have to be changed due to possibility of parts interference.’’ This ‘‘possibility of parts interference’’ occurs because the cumulative effect of the tolerances on the various parts may result in the total assemblage outboard of the counterweight bellcrank being out of tolerance and the tail rotor yoke may contact the nut, part number (P/N ) 222–012–731– 001, before contacting the flapping stop. Further, the manufacturer has indicated that the tail rotor counterweight bellcranks may be misaligned, resulting in higher tail rotor pedal forces and higher pilot workload after failure of the #1 hydraulic system. Both the parts interference and the higher pedal forces constitute unsafe conditions. This AD requires actions that are intended to address these unsafe conditions. Actions and Compliance (e) Within the next 150 hours time-inservice (TIS) or at the next annual inspection, whichever occurs first, unless already accomplished, do the following: (1) Adjust the rigging of the tail rotor pitch change mechanism in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions, paragraphs 1 and 2, in Bell Helicopter Textron Alert Service Bulletin 430–07–39, dated January 9, 2007 (ASB). (2) If either at full left pedal position or full right pedal position a gap exists between the tail rotor yoke and the flapping stop, replace the tail rotor yoke with an airworthy tail rotor yoke. (3) If no gap exists between the tail rotor yoke and the flapping stop at either full right or full left pedal position, measure the gap between the tail rotor yoke and nut, P/N 222– 012–731–001, adjust the tail rotor pitch change mechanism, and adjust the tail rotor pedal forces in accordance with the Accomplishment Instruction, paragraphs 4 through 6 of the ASB. hours TIS or at the next annual inspection, whichever occurs first, instead of ‘‘at the next 150 hour or annual inspection, but no later than 31 December 2007.’’ DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Other Information 14 CFR Part 39 (g) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, Safety Management Group, FAA, ATTN: Tyrone Millard, Aviation Safety Engineer, FAA, Rotorcraft Directorate, Rotorcraft Standards Staff, Fort Worth, Texas 76193–0111, telephone (817) 222–5439, fax (817) 222–5961 has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. [Docket No. FAA–2008–0353; Directorate Identifier 2007–CE–101–AD; Amendment 39–15620; AD 2008–16–02] Related Information (h) MCAI Transport Canada Airworthiness Directive No. CF–2007–04, dated April 5, 2007, contains related information. Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Tracking Code (i) ATA Code JASC 6720: Tail Rotor Control System, Tail Rotor Pitch Change. Material Incorporated by Reference (j) You must use the specified portions of Bell Helicopter Textron Alert Service Bulletin No. 430–07–39, dated January 9, 2007, to do the actions required. (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 Bell Helicopter Textron Canada, 12,800 Rue de l’Avenir, Mirabel, Quebec J7J1R4, telephone (450) 437–2862 or (800) 363–8023, fax (450) 433–0272. (3) You may review copies at the FAA, Office of the Regional Counsel, Southwest Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas, 76193; or at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call (202) 741–6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/ cfr/ibr-locations.html. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on July 9, 2008. Mark R. Schilling, Acting Manager, Rotorcraft Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E8–17275 Filed 7–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Differences Between This AD and the MCAI (f) This AD differs from the MCAI in that it requires compliance within the next 150 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:51 Jul 29, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Federal Aviation Administration RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Model 390 Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Model 390 airplanes. This AD requires you to repetitively do a post-flight check (owner/operator holding at least a private pilot certificate checking for residual heat in the angle-of-attack (AOA) probes or an appropriately-rated mechanic doing a maintenance manual operational test of the heat of the AOA probes) after every flight and replace or modify (upload software) the stall warning AOA transmitters. This AD results from reports of the potential for unannunciated loss of the heating function in the left-hand (LH) and righthand (RH) stall warning AOA transmitters of Model 390 airplanes. We are issuing this AD to correct potentially inadequate stall warning with loss of stick pusher function. DATES: This AD becomes effective on September 3, 2008. On September 3, 2008, the Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this AD, contact Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, 9709 East Central, Wichita, Kansas 67291; telephone: (800) 429–5372 or (316) 676– 3140. 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. The docket number is FAA–2008–0353; Directorate Identifier 2007–CE–101–AD. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Philip Petty, Aerospace Engineer, Wichita Aircraft Certification Office, 1801 Airport Road, Room 100, Wichita, Kansas 67209; telephone: (316) 946– 4139; fax: (316) 946–4107. E:\FR\FM\30JYR1.SGM 30JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 147 / Wednesday, July 30, 2008 / Rules and Regulations SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion On March 19, 2008, we issued a proposal to amend part 39 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 39) to include an AD that would apply to certain Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Model 390 airplanes. This proposal was published in the Federal Register as a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on March 25, 2008 (73 FR 15678). The NPRM proposed to require you to repetitively do a post-flight check (owner/operator holding at least a private pilot certificate checking for residual heat in the angle-of-attack (AOA) probes or an appropriately-rated mechanic doing a maintenance manual operational test of the heat of the AOA probes) after every flight and replace or modify (upload software) the stall warning AOA transmitters. Comments We provided the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We received no comments on the proposal or on the determination of the cost to the public. Conclusion We have carefully reviewed the available data and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD as proposed except for minor editorial corrections. We have determined that these minor corrections: • Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM for correcting the unsafe condition; and • Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already proposed in the NPRM. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD affects 152 airplanes in the U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to incorporate and remove the temporary change to the AFM. Labor cost Parts cost 0.5 work-hour × $80 per hour = $40 ......................................................................... Total cost per airplane Not Applicable ......................................... We estimate that the post-flight residual heat check requires about 3 minutes to do. We estimate the following costs to do 10 of the post- flight residual heat checks. We have no way of determining the number of airplanes that would have this postflight residual heat check, or how many $40 times this will need to be performed before the terminating action is done: Labor cost to do 10 post-flight residual heat checks Parts cost 0.5 work-hour × $80 per hour = $40 ......................................................................... Total cost per airplane Not Applicable ......................................... We estimate the following costs to do the maintenance manual operational test of the heat of the AOA probes. We have no way of determining the number of airplanes that would have this operational test, or how many times this Parts cost 0.5 work-hour × $80 per hour = $40 ......................................................................... Not Applicable ......................................... We estimate the following costs to do any upload of software to the AOA transmitters. We have no way of Parts cost 4 work-hours × $80 per hour = $320 ........................................................................ Not Applicable ......................................... Parts cost 2 work-hours × $80 per hour = $160 ........................................................................ $18,600 .................................................... Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:51 Jul 29, 2008 Jkt 214001 $40 Total cost per airplane $320 determining the number of airplanes that would have this replacement: Labor cost Authority for This Rulemaking Total cost per airplane determining the number of airplanes that would have this modification: Labor cost We estimate the following costs to do any replacement of 2 stall warning AOA transmitters. We have no way of $40 will need to be performed before the terminating action is done: Labor cost rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES 44143 rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, Section 106 describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Total cost per airplane $18,760 detail the scope of the agency’s authority. We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in Subtitle VII, E:\FR\FM\30JYR1.SGM 30JYR1 44144 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 147 / Wednesday, July 30, 2008 / Rules and Regulations 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 AD. Regulatory Findings We have determined that this AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD: 1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under 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 other information as included in the Regulatory Evaluation) and placed it in the AD Docket. You may get a copy of this summary by sending a request to us at the address listed under ADDRESSES. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2008–0353; Directorate Identifier 2007–CE–101– AD’’ in your request. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 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 Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. Within 15 hours time-in-service (TIS) after September 3, 2008 (the effective date of the AD) or within 30 days after September 3, 2008 (the effective date of the AD), whichever occurs first. Begin the post-flight checks within 15 hours TIS after September 3, 2008 (the effective date of the AD) or within 30 days after September 3, 2008 (the effective date of the AD), whichever occurs first. Completion of paragraph (e)(3)(i) or (e)(3)(ii) of this AD terminates the required repetitive post-flight checks of this AD. Replace any AOA probe that fails the operational test before further flight. [Amended] I 2. FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new AD: 2008–16–02 Hawker Beechcraft Corporation: Amendment 39–15620; Docket No. FAA–2008–0353; Directorate Identifier 2007–CE–101–AD. Effective Date (a) This AD becomes effective on September 3, 2008. Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to Model 390 airplanes, serial numbers RB–4 through RB–204, that are certificated in any category. Unsafe Condition (d) This AD results from reports of the potential for unannunciated loss of the heating function in the left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) stall warning angle-of-attack (AOA) transmitters of Model 390 airplanes. We are issuing this AD to correct potentially inadequate stall warning with loss of stick pusher function. Compliance (e) To address this problem, you must do the following, unless already done: Compliance (1) Incorporate Raytheon Aircraft Company Temporary Change to the FAA Approved Airplane Flight Manual P/N 390–590001– 0003CTC7, issued: March 15, 2007, into the airplane flight manual (AFM). (2) After every flight do the following: (i) Do a post-flight check for residual heat in the AOA probes. CAUTION: TO PREVENT POSSIBLE BURNS, USE EXTREME CAUTION TOUCHING HEATED AREAS. TO CHECK HEATING AND AVOID BURNS, HOLD HAND NEAR HEATED AREA OR MOVE HAND GRADUALLY FROM AMBIENT AREA TOWARD HEATED AREA UNTIL WARMTH CAN BE FELT. If you do not feel heat in the AOA probes, then do paragraph (e)(2)(ii) of this AD; or (ii) Do a post-flight maintenance manual operational test of the heat of the AOA probes. If the AOA probe fails the operational test, replace the AOA probe. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES Actions § 39.13 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:51 Jul 29, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Procedures Not Applicable. (A) For the post-flight check for residual heat in the AOA probes: Follow Raytheon Aircraft Company Temporary Change to the FAA Approved Airplane Flight Manual Temporary Change P/N 390–590001– 0003CTC7, issued: March 15, 2007. The owner/operator holding at least a private pilot certificate as authorized by section 43.7 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 43.7) may do this post-flight check required by paragraph (e)(2)(i) of this AD. Make an entry into the aircraft records showing compliance with this AD following section 43.9 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 43.9). (B) For the post-flight maintenance manual operational test of the heat of the AOA probes: Follow Raytheon Aircraft Company Temporary Change to the FAA Approved Airplane Flight Manual Temporary Change P/N 390–590001–0003CTC7, issued: March 15, 2007, and Hawker Beechcraft Mandatory Service Bulletin No. SB 27– 3787, issued: May 2007. The maintenance manual operational test must be done by an appropriately rated mechanic. (C) For AOA probe replacement: Follow Hawker Beechcraft Mandatory Service Bulletin No. SB 27–3787, issued: May 2007. E:\FR\FM\30JYR1.SGM 30JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 147 / Wednesday, July 30, 2008 / Rules and Regulations 44145 Actions Compliance Procedures (3) Replace or modify (upload software) the stall warning AOA transmitters by doing one of the following: (i) Upload new software Kit No. 123–3436 (Field Software Upload SLZ8060–3,–4) to the AOA transmitters; or (ii) Replace any part number (P/N) SLZ8060–3 and/or P/N SLZ8060–4 AOA transmitters with new P/N SLZ8060–5 AOA transmitters. (4) Remove Raytheon Aircraft Company Temporary Change to the FAA Approved Airplane Flight Manual P/N 390–590001–0003CTC7, issued: March 15, 2007, from the AFM. (5) Do not install any P/N SLZ8060–3 or P/N SLZ8060–4 AOA transmitter that does not have the new upgraded software required by paragraph (e)(3)(i) of this AD. Within 250 hours TIS after September 3, 2008 (the effective date of this AD) or within 12 months after September 3, 2008 (the effective date of this AD), whichever occurs first. Completion of either paragraph (e)(3)(i) or (e)(3)(ii) of this AD terminates the required repetitive post-flight check of this AD. Follow Hawker Beechcraft Mandatory Service Bulletin No. SB 27–3787, issued: May 2007. Before further flight after doing the actions required by paragraph (e)(3)(i) or paragraph (e)(3)(ii) of this AD. Follow Hawker Beechcraft Mandatory Service Bulletin No. SB 27–3787, issued: May 2007. As of September 3, 2008 (the effective date of this AD). Not Applicable. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Material Incorporated by Reference (g) You must use Raytheon Aircraft Company Temporary Change to the FAA Approved Airplane Flight Manual P/N 390– 590001–0003CTC7, issued: March 15, 2007, and Hawker Beechcraft Mandatory Service Bulletin No. SB 27–3787, issued: May 2007, 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 Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, 9709 East Central, Wichita, Kansas 67291; telephone: (800) 429–5372 or (316) 676–3140. (3) You may review copies at the FAA, Central Region, Office of the Regional Counsel, 901 Locust, 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. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (f) The Manager, Wichita Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 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: Philip Petty, Aerospace Engineer, Wichita ACO, 1801 Airport Road, Room 100, Wichita, Kansas 67209; telephone: (316) 946–4139; fax: (316) 946–4107. 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. AGENCY: Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on July 23, 2008. John Colomy, Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E8–17329 Filed 7–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:51 Jul 29, 2008 Jkt 214001 Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2008–0822; Directorate Identifier 2008–CE–045–AD; Amendment 39–15621; AD 2008–16–03] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Model PC–6 Series Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. 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 the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as: This Airworthiness Directive (AD) is prompted due to the discovery of cracked or broken leaf springs P/N 6232.0175.01 installed in the overhead flap-operating mechanism of some PC–6 aircraft. A broken leaf spring could lead to an uncommanded flap retraction which could lead to hazardous situations and subsequent loss of control of the aircraft. This AD requires actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI. DATES: This AD becomes effective August 11, 2008. On August 11, 2008, the Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 We must receive comments on this AD by August 29, 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 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: Doug Rudolph, Aerospace Engineer, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4059; fax: (816) 329–4090. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion The Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA), which is the aviation authority for Switzerland, has issued FOCA EMERGENCY AD HB–2008–242 E:\FR\FM\30JYR1.SGM 30JYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 147 (Wednesday, July 30, 2008)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 44142-44145]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-17329]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2008-0353; Directorate Identifier 2007-CE-101-AD; 
Amendment 39-15620; AD 2008-16-02]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Model 390 
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 certain 
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Model 390 airplanes. This AD requires you 
to repetitively do a post-flight check (owner/operator holding at least 
a private pilot certificate checking for residual heat in the angle-of-
attack (AOA) probes or an appropriately-rated mechanic doing a 
maintenance manual operational test of the heat of the AOA probes) 
after every flight and replace or modify (upload software) the stall 
warning AOA transmitters. This AD results from reports of the potential 
for unannunciated loss of the heating function in the left-hand (LH) 
and right-hand (RH) stall warning AOA transmitters of Model 390 
airplanes. We are issuing this AD to correct potentially inadequate 
stall warning with loss of stick pusher function.

DATES: This AD becomes effective on September 3, 2008.
    On September 3, 2008, the Director of the Federal Register approved 
the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this 
AD.

ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, 9709 East Central, Wichita, Kansas 
67291; telephone: (800) 429-5372 or (316) 676-3140.
    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. The docket number is FAA-2008-0353; 
Directorate Identifier 2007-CE-101-AD.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Philip Petty, Aerospace Engineer, 
Wichita Aircraft Certification Office, 1801 Airport Road, Room 100, 
Wichita, Kansas 67209; telephone: (316) 946-4139; fax: (316) 946-4107.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    On March 19, 2008, we issued a proposal to amend part 39 of the 
Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 39) to include an AD that 
would apply to certain Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Model 390 
airplanes. This proposal was published in the Federal Register as a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on March 25, 2008 (73 FR 15678). 
The NPRM proposed to require you to repetitively do a post-flight check 
(owner/operator holding at least a private pilot certificate checking 
for residual heat in the angle-of-attack (AOA) probes or an 
appropriately-rated mechanic doing a maintenance manual operational 
test of the heat of the AOA probes) after every flight and replace or 
modify (upload software) the stall warning AOA transmitters.

Comments

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

Conclusion

    We have carefully reviewed the available data and determined that 
air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD as proposed 
except for minor editorial corrections. We have determined that these 
minor corrections:
     Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the 
NPRM for correcting the unsafe condition; and
     Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was 
already proposed in the NPRM.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD affects 152 airplanes in the U.S. 
registry.
    We estimate the following costs to incorporate and remove the 
temporary change to the AFM.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                         Total cost per
            Labor cost                  Parts cost          airplane
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0.5 work-hour x $80 per hour =     Not Applicable.....               $40
 $40.
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    We estimate that the post-flight residual heat check requires about 
3 minutes to do. We estimate the following costs to do 10 of the post-
flight residual heat checks. We have no way of determining the number 
of airplanes that would have this post-flight residual heat check, or 
how many times this will need to be performed before the terminating 
action is done:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Labor cost to do 10 post-flight                         Total cost per
       residual heat checks             Parts cost          airplane
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0.5 work-hour x $80 per hour =     Not Applicable.....               $40
 $40.
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    We estimate the following costs to do the maintenance manual 
operational test of the heat of the AOA probes. We have no way of 
determining the number of airplanes that would have this operational 
test, or how many times this will need to be performed before the 
terminating action is done:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                         Total cost per
            Labor cost                  Parts cost          airplane
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0.5 work-hour x $80 per hour =     Not Applicable.....               $40
 $40.
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    We estimate the following costs to do any upload of software to the 
AOA transmitters. We have no way of determining the number of airplanes 
that would have this modification:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                         Total cost per
            Labor cost                  Parts cost          airplane
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4 work-hours x $80 per hour =      Not Applicable.....              $320
 $320.
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    We estimate the following costs to do any replacement of 2 stall 
warning AOA transmitters. We have no way of determining the number of 
airplanes that would have this replacement:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                         Total cost per
            Labor cost                  Parts cost          airplane
------------------------------------------------------------------------
2 work-hours x $80 per hour =      $18,600............           $18,760
 $160.
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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,

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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 AD.

Regulatory Findings

    We have determined that this AD will not have federalism 
implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a 
substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between 
the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power 
and responsibilities among the various levels of government.
    For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD:
    1. Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive Order 
12866;
    2. Is not a ``significant rule'' under 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 
other information as included in the Regulatory Evaluation) and placed 
it in the AD Docket. You may get a copy of this summary by sending a 
request to us at the address listed under ADDRESSES. Include ``Docket 
No. FAA-2008-0353; Directorate Identifier 2007-CE-101-AD'' in your 
request.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

Adoption of the Amendment

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Accordingly, 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:

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


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

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

2008-16-02 Hawker Beechcraft Corporation: Amendment 39-15620; Docket 
No. FAA-2008-0353; Directorate Identifier 2007-CE-101-AD.

Effective Date

    (a) This AD becomes effective on September 3, 2008.

Affected ADs

    (b) None.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to Model 390 airplanes, serial numbers RB-4 
through RB-204, that are certificated in any category.

Unsafe Condition

    (d) This AD results from reports of the potential for 
unannunciated loss of the heating function in the left-hand (LH) and 
right-hand (RH) stall warning angle-of-attack (AOA) transmitters of 
Model 390 airplanes. We are issuing this AD to correct potentially 
inadequate stall warning with loss of stick pusher function.

Compliance

    (e) To address this problem, you must do the following, unless 
already done:

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               Actions                             Compliance                            Procedures
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(1) Incorporate Raytheon Aircraft     Within 15 hours time-in-service       Not Applicable.
 Company Temporary Change to the FAA   (TIS) after September 3, 2008 (the
 Approved Airplane Flight Manual P/N   effective date of the AD) or within
 390-590001-0003CTC7, issued: March    30 days after September 3, 2008
 15, 2007, into the airplane flight    (the effective date of the AD),
 manual (AFM).                         whichever occurs first.
(2) After every flight do the         Begin the post-flight checks within   (A) For the post-flight check for
 following:                            15 hours TIS after September 3,       residual heat in the AOA probes:
(i) Do a post-flight check for         2008 (the effective date of the AD)   Follow Raytheon Aircraft Company
 residual heat in the AOA probes.      or within 30 days after September     Temporary Change to the FAA
 CAUTION: TO PREVENT POSSIBLE BURNS,   3, 2008 (the effective date of the    Approved Airplane Flight Manual
 USE EXTREME CAUTION TOUCHING HEATED   AD), whichever occurs first.          Temporary Change P/N 390-590001-
 AREAS. TO CHECK HEATING AND AVOID     Completion of paragraph (e)(3)(i)     0003CTC7, issued: March 15, 2007.
 BURNS, HOLD HAND NEAR HEATED AREA     or (e)(3)(ii) of this AD terminates   The owner/operator holding at least
 OR MOVE HAND GRADUALLY FROM AMBIENT   the required repetitive post-flight   a private pilot certificate as
 AREA TOWARD HEATED AREA UNTIL         checks of this AD. Replace any AOA    authorized by section 43.7 of the
 WARMTH CAN BE FELT. If you do not     probe that fails the operational      Federal Aviation Regulations (14
 feel heat in the AOA probes, then     test before further flight.           CFR 43.7) may do this post-flight
 do paragraph (e)(2)(ii) of this AD;                                         check required by paragraph
 or                                                                          (e)(2)(i) of this AD. Make an entry
(ii) Do a post-flight maintenance                                            into the aircraft records showing
 manual operational test of the heat                                         compliance with this AD following
 of the AOA probes. If the AOA probe                                         section 43.9 of the Federal
 fails the operational test, replace                                         Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 43.9).
 the AOA probe.                                                             (B) For the post-flight maintenance
                                                                             manual operational test of the heat
                                                                             of the AOA probes: Follow Raytheon
                                                                             Aircraft Company Temporary Change
                                                                             to the FAA Approved Airplane Flight
                                                                             Manual Temporary Change P/N 390-
                                                                             590001-0003CTC7, issued: March 15,
                                                                             2007, and Hawker Beechcraft
                                                                             Mandatory Service Bulletin No. SB
                                                                             27-3787, issued: May 2007. The
                                                                             maintenance manual operational test
                                                                             must be done by an appropriately
                                                                             rated mechanic.
                                      ....................................  (C) For AOA probe replacement:
                                                                             Follow Hawker Beechcraft Mandatory
                                                                             Service Bulletin No. SB 27-3787,
                                                                             issued: May 2007.

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(3) Replace or modify (upload         Within 250 hours TIS after September  Follow Hawker Beechcraft Mandatory
 software) the stall warning AOA       3, 2008 (the effective date of this   Service Bulletin No. SB 27-3787,
 transmitters by doing one of the      AD) or within 12 months after         issued: May 2007.
 following:                            September 3, 2008 (the effective
(i) Upload new software Kit No. 123-   date of this AD), whichever occurs
 3436 (Field Software Upload SLZ8060-  first.
 3,-4) to the AOA transmitters; or    Completion of either paragraph
(ii) Replace any part number (P/N)     (e)(3)(i) or (e)(3)(ii) of this AD
 SLZ8060-3 and/or P/N SLZ8060-4 AOA    terminates the required repetitive
 transmitters with new P/N SLZ8060-5   post-flight check of this AD.
 AOA transmitters.
(4) Remove Raytheon Aircraft Company  Before further flight after doing     Follow Hawker Beechcraft Mandatory
 Temporary Change to the FAA           the actions required by paragraph     Service Bulletin No. SB 27-3787,
 Approved Airplane Flight Manual P/N   (e)(3)(i) or paragraph (e)(3)(ii)     issued: May 2007.
 390-590001-0003CTC7, issued: March    of this AD.
 15, 2007, from the AFM.
(5) Do not install any P/N SLZ8060-3  As of September 3, 2008 (the          Not Applicable.
 or P/N SLZ8060-4 AOA transmitter      effective date of this AD).
 that does not have the new upgraded
 software required by paragraph
 (e)(3)(i) of this AD.
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Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (f) The Manager, Wichita Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 
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: Philip Petty, Aerospace Engineer, Wichita ACO, 1801 Airport 
Road, Room 100, Wichita, Kansas 67209; telephone: (316) 946-4139; 
fax: (316) 946-4107. 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.

Material Incorporated by Reference

    (g) You must use Raytheon Aircraft Company Temporary Change to 
the FAA Approved Airplane Flight Manual P/N 390-590001-0003CTC7, 
issued: March 15, 2007, and Hawker Beechcraft Mandatory Service 
Bulletin No. SB 27-3787, issued: May 2007, 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 
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, 9709 East Central, Wichita, Kansas 
67291; telephone: (800) 429-5372 or (316) 676-3140.
    (3) You may review copies at the FAA, Central Region, Office of 
the Regional Counsel, 901 Locust, 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 July 23, 2008.
John Colomy,
Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. E8-17329 Filed 7-29-08; 8:45 am]
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