Licensing and Safety Requirements for Launch, 63630 [E8-25506]

Download as PDF 63630 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 208 / Monday, October 27, 2008 / Rules and Regulations Effective Date AD if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective December 1, 2008. Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to GE CT58 series turboshaft engines with a compressor spool, part number (P/N) 5920T82G07, 6010T57G07, or 6010T57G08, installed. These engines are installed on, but not limited to, Sikorsky S–61A, S–61L, S–61N, S–61R, S–62, and Columbia 107–II helicopters. Unsafe Condition (d) This AD results from reports of cracks originating from the inner faces of the locking screw holes in the compressor spool. We are issuing this AD to prevent cracks due to repetitive heavy lift (RHL) missions. Cracks could result in an uncontained rotor burst and damage to, or loss of, the helicopter and serious injuries to any person onboard. Related Information (l) GE Alert Service Bulletin CT58 S/B 72– A0162, Revision 12, dated April 17, 2008, pertains to the subject of this AD. (m) Contact Christopher J. Richards, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; e-mail: christopher.j.richards@faa.gov; telephone (781) 238–7133; fax (781) 238–7199, for more information about this AD. Material Incorporated by Reference (n) None. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on October 20, 2008. Peter A. White, Assistant Manager, Engine and Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E8–25442 Filed 10–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Compliance (e) You are responsible for having the actions required by this AD performed within the compliance times specified unless the actions have already been done. Recalculating Compressor Spool Cycles (f) Within 30 days after the effective date of this AD, recalculate the life of compressor spools, P/N 5920T82G07, 6010T57G07, or 6010T57G08, using an RHL mission multiplying factor of both 3.7 cycles per hour and 6.0 cycles per hour. GE Alert Service Bulletin CT58 S/B 72–A0162, Revision 12, dated April 17, 2008, contains information on calculating life cycles for the compressor spools. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with RULES Removing Compressor Spools Based on the New Recalculated Cycles (g) Before January 1, 2010, remove the compressor spools, P/N 5920T82G07, 6010T57G07, or 6010T57G08, at the earlier of when: (1) The compressor spool reaches its part life limit as calculated using an RHL multiplying factor of 3.7, or (2) You can see the spool at shop visit after it has reached its part life limit using an RHL multiplying factor of 6.0. (h) On January 1, 2010 and thereafter, remove the engine before the compressor spool exceeds its part life limit as calculated using an RHL multiplying factor of 6.0. (i) As of January 1, 2010, don’t use an RHL multiplying factor of 3.7 to calculate the life of the compressor spool. Installation Prohibition (j) After the effective date of this AD, don’t install any engine that has a compressor spool installed that meets or exceeds the life limits as calculated in paragraph (g)(1) through (g)(2) or (h) of this AD. Alternative Methods of Compliance (k) The Manager, Engine Certification Office, has the authority to approve alternative methods of compliance for this VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:13 Oct 24, 2008 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 417 [Docket No. FAA–2000–7953; Amendment No. 417] RIN 2120–AG37 Licensing and Safety Requirements for Launch Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action corrects reference errors that appeared in a final rule the FAA published in the Federal Register on August 25, 2006. The final rule amended commercial space transportation regulations governing the launch of expendable launch vehicles. In that final rule, the FAA inadvertently referenced incorrect sections. The intent of this action is to correct this minor error in the regulation to ensure the requirement is clear and accurate. DATES: Effective October 27, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: ´ Rene Rey, Licensing and Safety Division, AST–200, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267–7538; e-mail Rene.Rey@faa.gov. For questions regarding legal interpretation, contact Laura Montgomery, AGC–200, (202) 267–3150; e-mail laura.montgomery@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 25, 2006, the FAA published a final rule PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 in the Federal Register (71 FR 50537) that, among other changes, amended § 417.25(c)(3). The FAA inadvertently referenced incorrect sections in 14 CFR 417.25(c)(3). As published, this provision requires a post launch report to identify any flight environment not consistent with the maximum predicted environment as required by § 417.307(b) and any measured wind profiles not consistent with the predictions used for the launch, as required by § 417.217(d)(2). These references are incorrect. They should refer launch operators to Appendix D 417.7(b) and Appendix A 417.7(g)(3), respectively. This amendment will not impose any additional restrictions on operators affected by these regulations. Technical Amendment This technical amendment corrects the references in § 417.25(c)(3). Justification for Immediate Adoption Because this action merely corrects a reference made in the published rule, the FAA finds that notice and public comment under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) is not necessary. For the same reason, the FAA finds good cause exists under 5 U.S.C. 553(d) for making this rule effective upon publication. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 417 Aviation safety, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Rockets, Space transportation and exploration. ■ Accordingly, Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 417 is amended as follows: PART 417—LAUNCH SAFETY 1. The authority citation for part 417 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 70101–70121. 2. Amend § 417.25 by revising paragraph (c)(3) to read as follows: ■ § 417.25 Post launch report. (c) * * * (3) For the launch of launch vehicle flown with a flight safety system, identify any flight environment not consistent with the maximum predicted environment as required by D 417.7(b) and any measured wind profiles not consistent with the predictions used for the launch, as required by § 417.7(g)(3); and * * * * * Issued in Washington, DC on October 22, 2008. Pamela Hamilton-Powell, Director, Office of Rulemaking. [FR Doc. E8–25506 Filed 10–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P E:\FR\FM\27OCR1.SGM 27OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 208 (Monday, October 27, 2008)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 63630]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-25506]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 417

[Docket No. FAA-2000-7953; Amendment No. 417]
RIN 2120-AG37


Licensing and Safety Requirements for Launch

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment.

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SUMMARY: This action corrects reference errors that appeared in a final 
rule the FAA published in the Federal Register on August 25, 2006. The 
final rule amended commercial space transportation regulations 
governing the launch of expendable launch vehicles. In that final rule, 
the FAA inadvertently referenced incorrect sections. The intent of this 
action is to correct this minor error in the regulation to ensure the 
requirement is clear and accurate.

DATES: Effective October 27, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ren[eacute] Rey, Licensing and Safety 
Division, AST-200, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267-7538; e-mail 
Rene.Rey@faa.gov. For questions regarding legal interpretation, contact 
Laura Montgomery, AGC-200, (202) 267-3150; e-mail 
laura.montgomery@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 25, 2006, the FAA published a 
final rule in the Federal Register (71 FR 50537) that, among other 
changes, amended Sec.  417.25(c)(3). The FAA inadvertently referenced 
incorrect sections in 14 CFR 417.25(c)(3). As published, this provision 
requires a post launch report to identify any flight environment not 
consistent with the maximum predicted environment as required by Sec.  
417.307(b) and any measured wind profiles not consistent with the 
predictions used for the launch, as required by Sec.  417.217(d)(2). 
These references are incorrect. They should refer launch operators to 
Appendix D 417.7(b) and Appendix A 417.7(g)(3), respectively.
    This amendment will not impose any additional restrictions on 
operators affected by these regulations.

Technical Amendment

    This technical amendment corrects the references in Sec.  
417.25(c)(3).

Justification for Immediate Adoption

    Because this action merely corrects a reference made in the 
published rule, the FAA finds that notice and public comment under 5 
U.S.C. 553(b) is not necessary. For the same reason, the FAA finds good 
cause exists under 5 U.S.C. 553(d) for making this rule effective upon 
publication.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 417

    Aviation safety, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Rockets, 
Space transportation and exploration.

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Accordingly, Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 417 
is amended as follows:

PART 417--LAUNCH SAFETY

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1. The authority citation for part 417 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 70101-70121.


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2. Amend Sec.  417.25 by revising paragraph (c)(3) to read as follows:


Sec.  417.25  Post launch report.

    (c) * * *
    (3) For the launch of launch vehicle flown with a flight safety 
system, identify any flight environment not consistent with the maximum 
predicted environment as required by D 417.7(b) and any measured wind 
profiles not consistent with the predictions used for the launch, as 
required by Sec.  417.7(g)(3); and
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    Issued in Washington, DC on October 22, 2008.
Pamela Hamilton-Powell,
Director, Office of Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. E8-25506 Filed 10-24-08; 8:45 am]
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