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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 182 / Tuesday, September 22, 2009 / Rules and Regulations the P14 and P15 electrical terminal panels using the borescope may be done. (h) Where Boeing Alert Service Bulletins 747–53A2732 and 747–53A2753, both dated August 28, 2008, recommend an initial inspection threshold relative to the date on Boeing Alert Service Bulletins 747–53A2732 and 747–53A2753, both dated August 28, 2008; this AD requires the initial inspection threshold relative to the effective date of this AD. (i) If any crack is found during any inspection required by this AD, and Boeing Alert Service Bulletins 747–53A2732 and 747–53A2753, both dated August 28, 2008, specify to contact Boeing for appropriate action: Before further flight, repair the cracking using a method approved in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (j) of this AD. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (j)(1) The Manager, Seattle 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: Ivan Li, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Branch, ANM–120S, FAA, Seattle ACO, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057– 3356; telephone (425) 917–6437; fax (425) 917–6590. Or, e-mail information to 9–ANM– Seattle-ACO–AMOC–Requests@faa.gov. (2) To request a different method of compliance or a different compliance time for this AD, follow the procedures in 14 CFR 39.19. Before using any approved AMOC on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify your principal maintenance inspector (PMI) or principal avionics inspector (PAI), as appropriate, or lacking a principal inspector, your local Flight Standards District Office. The AMOC approval letter must specifically reference this AD. (3) An AMOC that provides an acceptable level of safety may be used for any repair required by this AD, if it is approved by an Authorized Representative for the Boeing Commercial Airplanes Delegation Option Authorization Organization who has been authorized by the Manager, Seattle ACO, to make those findings. For a repair method to be approved, the repair must meet the certification basis of the airplane, and the approval must specifically refer to this AD. Material Incorporated by Reference (k) You must use Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 747–53A2732 dated August 28, 2008; or Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 747– 53A2753, dated August 28, 2008; as applicable; 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 Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, P.O. Box 3707, MC 2H–65, Seattle, Washington 98124–2207; telephone 206–544–5000, extension 1, fax 206–766– 5680; e-mail me.boecom@boeing.com; Internet https://www.myboeingfleet.com. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:26 Sep 21, 2009 Jkt 217001 (3) You may review copies of the service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221 or 425–227–1152. (4) You may also review copies of the service information that is incorporated by reference 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: https://www.archives.gov/federal_register/ code_of_federal_regulations/ ibr_locations.html. Issued in Renton, Washington, on September 1, 2009. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E9–21922 Filed 9–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2009–0367; Directorate Identifier 2009–NE–10–AD; Amendment 39– 16023; AD 2009–19–06] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Teledyne Continental Motors O–470, IO–470, TSIO–470, IO–520, TSIO–520, IO–550, and IOF–550 Series Reciprocating Engines AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) O– 470, IO–470, TSIO–470, IO–520, TSIO– 520, IO–550, and IOF–550 series reciprocating engines with TCM EQ3 cylinders installed. This AD requires initial and repetitive visual inspections of TCM EQ3 cylinders for cracks. This AD also requires removal of all EQ3 cylinders as terminating action to the repetitive visual inspections. This AD results from reports of 35 EQ3 cylinders found cracked. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of engine power due to cracks in the cylinder head, possible engine failure, and fire in the engine compartment. DATES: This AD becomes effective October 7, 2009. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the regulations as of October 7, 2009. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 48141 We must receive any comments on this AD by November 23, 2009. ADDRESSES: Use one of the following addresses to comment on this AD: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: U.S. Docket Management Facility, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony Holton, Engineer, Propulsion, Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, Georgia 30337; e-mail anthony.holton@faa.gov; telephone: (404) 474–5567; fax: (404) 474–5606. Contact Teledyne Continental Motors, Inc., PO Box 90, Mobile, AL 36601; telephone (251) 438–3411, or go to: https://tcmlink.com/servicebulletins.cfm, for the service information in this AD. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In February 2009, we were made aware by TCM of reports of 35 EQ3 cylinders found with cracks during inspection. Cracked cylinders occurred on engines with times ranging from about 430 to 1,300 hours of operation. TCM investigated the cause and discovered that their EQ3 configuration cylinder head casting tool used in the cylinder manufacturing process created an area of reduced wall thickness. This reduced wall thickness can result in a crack in the area between the upper spark plug bore and the fuel injector/primer nozzle bore during operation. TCM shipped engines with EQ3 cylinders and shipped individual EQ3 cylinders from November 1, 2007, through January 30, 2009. Also, TCM produced a group of about 300 EQ3 cylinders in August and September of 2006. This condition, if not corrected, could result in loss of engine power due to cracks in the cylinder head, possible engine failure, and fire in the engine compartment. Relevant Service Information We have reviewed and approved the technical contents of TCM Mandatory Service Bulletin (MSB) No. MSB09–1B, dated July 14, 2009. That MSB describes procedures for initial and repetitive visual inspections of EQ3 cylinders for cracks, and requires replacing those cylinders no later than December 31, 2009. E:\FR\FM\22SER1.SGM 22SER1 48142 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 182 / Tuesday, September 22, 2009 / Rules and Regulations Differences Between This AD and the Service Information TCM MSB No. MSB09–1B, dated July 14, 2009, requires that the EQ3 cylinders be identified and initially inspected within the next 20 flight hours, but no later than April 30, 2009. However, this AD requires the EQ3 cylinders be identified and initially inspected within 20 flight hours after the effective date of this AD. The MSB also requires that all EQ3 cylinders be removed from service no later than December 31, 2009. This AD requires that the cylinders be removed from service within 1,300 hours total time of operation. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact with FAA personnel concerning this AD. Using the search function of the Web site, anyone can find and read the comments in any of our dockets, including, if provided, the name of the individual who sent the comment (or signed the comment on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78). FAA’s Determination and Requirements of This AD The unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or develop on other TCM O–470, IO–470, TSIO– 470, IO–520, TSIO–520, IO–550, and IOF–550 series reciprocating engines with EQ3 cylinders installed. For that reason, we are issuing this AD to prevent loss of engine power due to cracks in the cylinder head, possible engine failure, and fire in the engine compartment. This AD requires initial and repetitive visual inspections of all EQ3 cylinders for cracks within 20 flight hours of the effective date of this AD. This AD also requires replacement of all EQ3 cylinders within 1,300 hours total time of operation after the effective date of this AD. You must use the service information described previously to perform the actions required by this AD. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at https:// www.regulations.gov; or in person at the Docket Operations office 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 Operations office (telephone (800) 647–5527) is the same as the Mail address provided in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES FAA’s Determination of the Effective Date Since an unsafe condition exists that requires the immediate adoption of this AD, we have found that notice and opportunity for public comment before issuing this AD are impracticable, and that good cause exists for making this amendment effective in less than 30 days. Comments Invited This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight safety and was not preceded by notice and an opportunity for public comment; however, we invite you to send us any written relevant data, views, or arguments regarding this AD. Send your comments to an address listed under ADDRESSES. Include ‘‘AD Docket No. FAA–2009–0367; Directorate Identifier 2009–NE–10–AD’’ in the subject line of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of the rule that might suggest a need to modify it. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:26 Sep 21, 2009 Jkt 217001 Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, Section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the Agency’s authority. We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701, ‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. Regulatory Findings We have determined that this AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national Government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 placed it in the AD Docket. You may get a copy of this summary at the address listed under ADDRESSES. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Adoption of the Amendment Under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the Federal Aviation Administration amends part 39 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 39) as follows: 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 airworthiness directive: ■ 2009–19–06 Teledyne Continental Motors: Amendment 39–16023. Docket No. FAA–2009–0367; Directorate Identifier 2009–NE–10–AD. Effective Date (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective October 7, 2009. Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) O–470, IO–470, TSIO–470, IO–520, TSIO–520, IO–550, and IOF–550 reciprocating engine models listed in Table 1 of this AD that have one or more affected TCM cylinders installed. To identify the affected cylinders, cross reference the engine models in Table 1 of this AD with the engine serial numbers found in Tables 1, 1A, 2, and 2A of TCM Mandatory Service Bulletin (MSB) No. MSB09–1B, dated July 14, 2009. Use the tables found in MSB No. MSB09–1B, dated July 14, 2009, to also identify spare EQ3 cylinders by cylinder part number and cylinder serial number that may have been installed on these engines. E:\FR\FM\22SER1.SGM 22SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 182 / Tuesday, September 22, 2009 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 1—ENGINE MODELS AFFECTED O–470–G, K, L, R, S, M, U IO–470–C, D, E, F, H, L, M, N, S, U, V, VO TSIO–470–B, C, D IO–520–A, B, BA, BB, C, CB, D, E, F, J, K, L, M, MB TSIO–520–AF, B, BB, C, CE, D, DB, E, EB, G, H, J, JB, K, KB, L, LB, M, N, NB, P, R, T, UB, VB, WB IO–550–A, B, C, D, E, F, L IOF–550–B, C, D, E, F, L (d) These engines are installed on, but not limited to, Alexandria Aircraft LLC (formerly Bellanca) model 300 Super Viking; Beech Bonanza 33, 35 and 36 series, Beech Baron 56 and 58 series, Cessna 180, 182, 188, 205, 206, 207, 210, 303, 310, 320, 402, and 414 model series; Aero Commander 200 and 500; certain Rockwell (formerly Meyers) Windecker Eagle 200, and Navion airplanes. Unsafe Condition (e) This AD results from reports of 35 EQ3 cylinders found cracked. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of engine power due to cracks in the cylinder head, possible engine failure, and fire in the engine compartment. Compliance (f) You are responsible for having the actions required by this AD performed within the compliance times specified unless the actions have already been done. Identification and Initial Visual Inspection (g) Within 20 flight hours after the effective date of this AD, identify EQ3 cylinders using Step 1 of TCM MSB No. MSB09–1B, dated July 14, 2009. (1) Within 20 flight hours after the effective date of this AD, for EQ3 cylinders with 400 or more hours total time of operation on the effective date of this AD, perform an initial visual inspection of the cylinder for cracks using Step 2, paragraph B, of TCM MSB No. MSB09–1B, dated July 14, 2009. (2) For EQ3 cylinders with fewer than 400 hours total time of operation on the effective date of this AD, perform an initial visual inspection of the cylinder for cracks before reaching 400 hours total time of operation, using Step 2, paragraph B, of TCM MSB No. MSB09–1B, dated July 14, 2009. (3) Remove from service before flight, any cylinders found cracked. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES Repetitive Visual Inspections (h) Repeat the visual inspections required by this AD every 50 hours of operation. Use Step 2, paragraph B, of TCM MSB No. MSB09–1B, dated July 14, 2009, to perform the inspection. (i) Remove from service before flight, any cylinders found cracked. Removal of All EQ3 Cylinders From Service (j) Within 1,300 hours total time of operation after the effective date of this AD, remove all EQ3 cylinders from service. Previous Credit DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (l) Initial visual inspections done before the effective date of this AD per TCM MSB No. MSB09–1A, dated March 11, 2009, comply with the initial inspection requirements specified in this AD. Alternative Methods of Compliance (m) The Manager, Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office, has the authority to approve alternative methods of compliance for this AD if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Special Flight Permits (n) Under 14 CFR 39.23, we are limiting the special flight permits for this AD to engines that have no evidence of fuel or combustion staining in the cylinder crack location, and for a total special flight time of 5 hours. Related Information (o) Contact Anthony Holton, Engineer, Propulsion, Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, Georgia 30337; e-mail anthony.holton@faa.gov; telephone: (404) 474–5567; fax: (404) 474–5606, for more information about this AD. Material Incorporated by Reference (p) You must use Teledyne Continental Motors Mandatory Service Bulletin No. MSB09–1B, dated July 14, 2009, to perform the actions required by this AD. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of this service bulletin in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. Contact Teledyne Continental Motors, Inc., PO Box 90, Mobile, AL 36601; telephone (251) 438–3411, or go to: https://tcmlink.com/servicebulletins.cfm, for a copy of this service information. You may review copies at the FAA, New England Region, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA; 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: https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/ cfr/ibr-locations.html. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on September 8, 2009. Peter A. White, Assistant Manager, Engine and Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E9–22287 Filed 9–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P EQ3 Cylinder Installation Prohibition (k) After the effective date of this AD, do not install any EQ3 cylinder onto any engine, or any EQ3 cylinder-equipped engine, onto any aircraft. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:26 Sep 21, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 48143 Sfmt 4700 Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2009–0292; Directorate Identifier 2008–NM–011–AD; Amendment 39–16011; AD 2009–18–15] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300, A310, and A300–600 Series Airplanes AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Airbus Model A300 and A310 series airplanes. That AD currently requires replacement of the nose landing gear drag strut upper attachment pin. This new AD requires revising the Airworthiness Limitations section (ALS) of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) to require additional life limits and/or replacements for certain main landing gear and nose landing gear components, and also expands the applicability. This AD results from revisions to the ALS of the ICA to include new or more restrictive life limits and/or replacements. We are issuing this AD to ensure the continued structural integrity of these airplanes. DATES: This AD becomes effective October 27, 2009. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the AD as of October 27, 2009. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this AD, contact Airbus SAS—EAW (Airworthiness Office), 1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France; telephone +33 5 61 93 36 96; fax +33 5 61 93 44 51; email: account.airworth-eas@airbus.com; Internet https://www.airbus.com. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at https:// 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 address for the Docket Office (telephone 800–647–5527) is the Document Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West E:\FR\FM\22SER1.SGM 22SER1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 182 (Tuesday, September 22, 2009)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2009-0367; Directorate Identifier 2009-NE-10-AD; 
Amendment 39-16023; AD 2009-19-06]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Teledyne Continental Motors O-470, IO-
470, TSIO-470, IO-520, TSIO-520, IO-550, and IOF-550 Series 
Reciprocating Engines

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for 
Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) O-470, IO-470, TSIO-470, IO-520, 
TSIO-520, IO-550, and IOF-550 series reciprocating engines with TCM EQ3 
cylinders installed. This AD requires initial and repetitive visual 
inspections of TCM EQ3 cylinders for cracks. This AD also requires 
removal of all EQ3 cylinders as terminating action to the repetitive 
visual inspections. This AD results from reports of 35 EQ3 cylinders 
found cracked. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of engine power 
due to cracks in the cylinder head, possible engine failure, and fire 
in the engine compartment.

DATES: This AD becomes effective October 7, 2009. The Director of the 
Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain 
publications listed in the regulations as of October 7, 2009.
    We must receive any comments on this AD by November 23, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Use one of the following addresses to comment on this AD:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for sending your 
comments electronically.
     Mail: U.S. Docket Management Facility, Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground 
Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Fax: (202) 493-2251.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony Holton, Engineer, Propulsion, 
Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 
1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, Georgia 30337; e-mail 
anthony.holton@faa.gov; telephone: (404) 474-5567; fax: (404) 474-5606.
    Contact Teledyne Continental Motors, Inc., PO Box 90, Mobile, AL 
36601; telephone (251) 438-3411, or go to: https://tcmlink.com/servicebulletins.cfm, for the service information in this AD.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In February 2009, we were made aware by TCM 
of reports of 35 EQ3 cylinders found with cracks during inspection. 
Cracked cylinders occurred on engines with times ranging from about 430 
to 1,300 hours of operation. TCM investigated the cause and discovered 
that their EQ3 configuration cylinder head casting tool used in the 
cylinder manufacturing process created an area of reduced wall 
thickness. This reduced wall thickness can result in a crack in the 
area between the upper spark plug bore and the fuel injector/primer 
nozzle bore during operation. TCM shipped engines with EQ3 cylinders 
and shipped individual EQ3 cylinders from November 1, 2007, through 
January 30, 2009. Also, TCM produced a group of about 300 EQ3 cylinders 
in August and September of 2006. This condition, if not corrected, 
could result in loss of engine power due to cracks in the cylinder 
head, possible engine failure, and fire in the engine compartment.

Relevant Service Information

    We have reviewed and approved the technical contents of TCM 
Mandatory Service Bulletin (MSB) No. MSB09-1B, dated July 14, 2009. 
That MSB describes procedures for initial and repetitive visual 
inspections of EQ3 cylinders for cracks, and requires replacing those 
cylinders no later than December 31, 2009.

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Differences Between This AD and the Service Information

    TCM MSB No. MSB09-1B, dated July 14, 2009, requires that the EQ3 
cylinders be identified and initially inspected within the next 20 
flight hours, but no later than April 30, 2009. However, this AD 
requires the EQ3 cylinders be identified and initially inspected within 
20 flight hours after the effective date of this AD. The MSB also 
requires that all EQ3 cylinders be removed from service no later than 
December 31, 2009. This AD requires that the cylinders be removed from 
service within 1,300 hours total time of operation.

FAA's Determination and Requirements of This AD

    The unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or 
develop on other TCM O-470, IO-470, TSIO-470, IO-520, TSIO-520, IO-550, 
and IOF-550 series reciprocating engines with EQ3 cylinders installed. 
For that reason, we are issuing this AD to prevent loss of engine power 
due to cracks in the cylinder head, possible engine failure, and fire 
in the engine compartment. This AD requires initial and repetitive 
visual inspections of all EQ3 cylinders for cracks within 20 flight 
hours of the effective date of this AD. This AD also requires 
replacement of all EQ3 cylinders within 1,300 hours total time of 
operation after the effective date of this AD. You must use the service 
information described previously to perform the actions required by 
this AD.

FAA's Determination of the Effective Date

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

Comments Invited

    This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight 
safety and was not preceded by notice and an opportunity for public 
comment; however, we invite you to send us any written relevant data, 
views, or arguments regarding this AD. Send your comments to an address 
listed under ADDRESSES. Include ``AD Docket No. FAA-2009-0367; 
Directorate Identifier 2009-NE-10-AD'' in the subject line of your 
comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, 
economic, environmental, and energy aspects of the rule that might 
suggest a need to modify it.
    We will post all comments we receive, without change, to https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We 
will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact 
with FAA personnel concerning this AD. Using the search function of the 
Web site, anyone can find and read the comments in any of our dockets, 
including, if provided, the name of the individual who sent the comment 
(or signed the comment on behalf of an association, business, labor 
union, etc.). You may review the DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement 
in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477-78).

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at https://www.regulations.gov; or in person at the Docket Operations office 
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 Operations office (telephone (800) 647-5527) is the same as 
the Mail address provided in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be 
available in the AD docket shortly after receipt.

Authority for This Rulemaking

    Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA's authority to 
issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, Section 106, describes the 
authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, 
describes in more detail the scope of the Agency's authority.
    We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in 
Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701, ``General 
requirements.'' Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with 
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing 
regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator 
finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within 
the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition 
that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this 
rulemaking action.

Regulatory Findings

    We have determined that this AD will not have federalism 
implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a 
substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between 
the national Government and the States, or on the distribution of power 
and responsibilities among the various levels of government.
    For the reasons discussed above, I certify that 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 
placed it in the AD Docket. You may get a copy of this summary at the 
address listed under ADDRESSES.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

Adoption of the Amendment

    Under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the 
Federal Aviation Administration amends part 39 of the Federal Aviation 
Regulations (14 CFR part 39) as follows:

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

0
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]

0
2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness 
directive:

2009-19-06 Teledyne Continental Motors: Amendment 39-16023. Docket 
No. FAA-2009-0367; Directorate Identifier 2009-NE-10-AD.

Effective Date

    (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective October 
7, 2009.

Affected ADs

    (b) None.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) O-470, 
IO-470, TSIO-470, IO-520, TSIO-520, IO-550, and IOF-550 
reciprocating engine models listed in Table 1 of this AD that have 
one or more affected TCM cylinders installed. To identify the 
affected cylinders, cross reference the engine models in Table 1 of 
this AD with the engine serial numbers found in Tables 1, 1A, 2, and 
2A of TCM Mandatory Service Bulletin (MSB) No. MSB09-1B, dated July 
14, 2009. Use the tables found in MSB No. MSB09-1B, dated July 14, 
2009, to also identify spare EQ3 cylinders by cylinder part number 
and cylinder serial number that may have been installed on these 
engines.

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                     Table 1--Engine Models Affected
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O-470-G, K, L, R, S, M, U
IO-470-C, D, E, F, H, L, M, N, S, U, V, VO
TSIO-470-B, C, D
IO-520-A, B, BA, BB, C, CB, D, E, F, J, K, L, M, MB
TSIO-520-AF, B, BB, C, CE, D, DB, E, EB, G, H, J, JB, K, KB, L, LB, M,
 N, NB, P, R, T, UB, VB, WB
IO-550-A, B, C, D, E, F, L
IOF-550-B, C, D, E, F, L
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     (d) These engines are installed on, but not limited to, 
Alexandria Aircraft LLC (formerly Bellanca) model 300 Super Viking; 
Beech Bonanza 33, 35 and 36 series, Beech Baron 56 and 58 series, 
Cessna 180, 182, 188, 205, 206, 207, 210, 303, 310, 320, 402, and 
414 model series; Aero Commander 200 and 500; certain Rockwell 
(formerly Meyers) Windecker Eagle 200, and Navion airplanes.

Unsafe Condition

    (e) This AD results from reports of 35 EQ3 cylinders found 
cracked. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of engine power due 
to cracks in the cylinder head, possible engine failure, and fire in 
the engine compartment.

Compliance

    (f) You are responsible for having the actions required by this 
AD performed within the compliance times specified unless the 
actions have already been done.

Identification and Initial Visual Inspection

    (g) Within 20 flight hours after the effective date of this AD, 
identify EQ3 cylinders using Step 1 of TCM MSB No. MSB09-1B, dated 
July 14, 2009.
    (1) Within 20 flight hours after the effective date of this AD, 
for EQ3 cylinders with 400 or more hours total time of operation on 
the effective date of this AD, perform an initial visual inspection 
of the cylinder for cracks using Step 2, paragraph B, of TCM MSB No. 
MSB09-1B, dated July 14, 2009.
    (2) For EQ3 cylinders with fewer than 400 hours total time of 
operation on the effective date of this AD, perform an initial 
visual inspection of the cylinder for cracks before reaching 400 
hours total time of operation, using Step 2, paragraph B, of TCM MSB 
No. MSB09-1B, dated July 14, 2009.
    (3) Remove from service before flight, any cylinders found 
cracked.

Repetitive Visual Inspections

    (h) Repeat the visual inspections required by this AD every 50 
hours of operation. Use Step 2, paragraph B, of TCM MSB No. MSB09-
1B, dated July 14, 2009, to perform the inspection.
    (i) Remove from service before flight, any cylinders found 
cracked.

Removal of All EQ3 Cylinders From Service

    (j) Within 1,300 hours total time of operation after the 
effective date of this AD, remove all EQ3 cylinders from service.

EQ3 Cylinder Installation Prohibition

    (k) After the effective date of this AD, do not install any EQ3 
cylinder onto any engine, or any EQ3 cylinder-equipped engine, onto 
any aircraft.

Previous Credit

    (l) Initial visual inspections done before the effective date of 
this AD per TCM MSB No. MSB09-1A, dated March 11, 2009, comply with 
the initial inspection requirements specified in this AD.

Alternative Methods of Compliance

    (m) The Manager, Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office, has the 
authority to approve alternative methods of compliance for this AD 
if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19.

Special Flight Permits

    (n) Under 14 CFR 39.23, we are limiting the special flight 
permits for this AD to engines that have no evidence of fuel or 
combustion staining in the cylinder crack location, and for a total 
special flight time of 5 hours.

Related Information

    (o) Contact Anthony Holton, Engineer, Propulsion, Atlanta 
Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 1701 
Columbia Avenue, College Park, Georgia 30337; e-mail 
anthony.holton@faa.gov; telephone: (404) 474-5567; fax: (404) 474-
5606, for more information about this AD.

Material Incorporated by Reference

    (p) You must use Teledyne Continental Motors Mandatory Service 
Bulletin No. MSB09-1B, dated July 14, 2009, to perform the actions 
required by this AD. The Director of the Federal Register approved 
the incorporation by reference of this service bulletin in 
accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. Contact Teledyne 
Continental Motors, Inc., PO Box 90, Mobile, AL 36601; telephone 
(251) 438-3411, or go to: https://tcmlink.com/servicebulletins.cfm, 
for a copy of this service information. You may review copies at the 
FAA, New England Region, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, 
MA; 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: https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

    Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on September 8, 2009.
Peter A. White,
Assistant Manager, Engine and Propeller Directorate, Aircraft 
Certification Service.
[FR Doc. E9-22287 Filed 9-21-09; 8:45 am]
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