Airworthiness Directives; 328 Support Services GmbH Dornier Model 328-100 and -300 Airplanes, 53151-53153 [E9-24448]

Download as PDF 53151 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 199 Friday, October 16, 2009 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each week. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2009–0616; Directorate Identifier 2009–NM–070–AD; Amendment 39–16043; AD 2009–21–06] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; 328 Support Services GmbH Dornier Model 328–100 and –300 Airplanes AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. CPrice-Sewell on DSKDVH8Z91PROD with RULES SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This 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: A recent incident has been reported with a Dornier 328–100 aeroplane, where the right-hand (RH) power lever jammed in flight-idle position during the landing rollout. The aeroplane was stopped by excessive braking. The investigation by the operator revealed that the cockpit door locking device * * * had fallen off the RH cockpit wall and blocked the RH power/condition lever pulley/cable cluster below the door. * * * This condition, if not corrected, could cause interference with the engine- and/or flight control cables, possibly resulting in reduced control of the aeroplane. * * * * * We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD becomes effective November 20, 2009. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:49 Oct 15, 2009 Jkt 220001 The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of November 20, 2009. ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov or in person at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Groves, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; telephone (425) 227–1503; fax (425) 227–1149. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to include an AD that would apply to the specified products. That NPRM was published in the Federal Register on July 16, 2009 (74 FR 34511). That NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: A recent incident has been reported with a Dornier 328–100 aeroplane, where the right-hand (RH) power lever jammed in flight-idle position during the landing rollout. The aeroplane was stopped by excessive braking. The investigation by the operator revealed that the cockpit door locking device Part Number 001A252A3914012 had fallen off the RH cockpit wall and blocked the RH power/ condition lever pulley/cable cluster below the door. Although the affected aeroplane had been modified, the technical investigation showed that a loose Cockpit Door Locking device could also occur on 328–100 and 328–300 aeroplanes with a standard installation. This condition, if not corrected, could cause interference with the engine- and/or flight control cables, possibly resulting in reduced control of the aeroplane. For the reasons described above, this AD requires a one-time inspection of the cockpit door locking device and the surrounding area [for proper installation] and the reporting of all findings to the TC [type certificate] holder. This AD is considered to be an interim action and the retrofit of a new design may be implemented later. The corrective action is re-torquing the attachment screws. You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of the cost to the public. Conclusion We reviewed the available data and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD as proposed. Differences Between This AD and the MCAI or Service Information We have reviewed the MCAI and related service information and, in general, agree with their substance. But we might have found it necessary to use different words from those in the MCAI to ensure the AD is clear for U.S. operators and is enforceable. In making these changes, we do not intend to differ substantively from the information provided in the MCAI and related service information. We might also have required different actions in this AD from those in the MCAI in order to follow our FAA policies. Any such differences are highlighted in a NOTE within the AD. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD will affect 69 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it will take about 1 workhour per product to comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate is $80 per work-hour. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD to the U.S. operators to be $5,520, or $80 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 E:\FR\FM\16OCR1.SGM 16OCR1 53152 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 199 / Friday, October 16, 2009 / Rules and Regulations formerly Fairchild Dornier GmbH, formerly Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH): Amendment 39–16043. Docket No. FAA–2009–0616; Directorate Identifier 2009–NM–070–AD. 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 AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify this AD: 1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under 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 AD and placed it in the AD docket. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// 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 the NPRM, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Operations office (telephone (800) 647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: ■ CPrice-Sewell on DSKDVH8Z91PROD with RULES 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: ■ 2009–21–06 328 Support Services GmbH (Formerly, AvCraft Aerospace GmbH, VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:49 Oct 15, 2009 Jkt 220001 Effective Date (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective November 20, 2009. Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to all 328 Support Services GmbH Dornier Model 328–100 and –300 airplanes, certificated in any category. Subject (d) Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 25: Equipment/furnishings. Reason (e) The mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) states: A recent incident has been reported with a Dornier 328–100 aeroplane, where the right-hand (RH) power lever jammed in flight-idle position during the landing rollout. The aeroplane was stopped by excessive braking. The investigation by the operator revealed that the cockpit door locking device Part Number 001A252A3914012 had fallen off the RH cockpit wall and blocked the RH power/ condition lever pulley/cable cluster below the door. Although the affected aeroplane had been modified, the technical investigation showed that a loose Cockpit Door Locking device could also occur on 328–100 and 328–300 aeroplanes with a standard installation. This condition, if not corrected, could cause interference with the engine- and/or flight control cables, possibly resulting in reduced control of the aeroplane. For the reasons described above, this AD requires a one-time inspection of the cockpit door locking device and the surrounding area [for proper installation] and the reporting of all findings to the TC [type certificate] holder. This AD is considered to be an interim action and the retrofit of a new design may be implemented later. The corrective action is re-torquing the attachment screws. Actions and Compliance (f) Unless already done, do the following actions. (1) Within 3 months after the effective date of this AD, do a detailed visual inspection of the cockpit door locking device and the surrounding area for proper installation, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of 328 Support Services Service Bulletin SB–328–25–485 or SB–328J–25–235, both dated January 28, 2009, as applicable. (2) If any discrepancy is found during the inspection specified in paragraph (f)(1) of this AD, before further flight, do the corrective action in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of 328 Support Services Service Bulletin SB–328–25–485 or SB–328J–25–235, both dated January 28, 2009, as applicable. (3) Submit a report of the findings (both positive and negative) of the inspection PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 required by paragraph (f)(1) of this AD to the Manager, Attention Dept P1, 328 Support Services GmbH, Customer Services, P.O.B. 1252, D–82231 Wessling, Fed. Rep. of Germany; Fax +49 (0) 8153 88111–6565, at the applicable time specified in paragraph (f)(3)(i) or (f)(3)(ii) of this AD. The report must include the inspection results, a description of any discrepancies found, the airplane serial number, and the number of landings and flight hours on the airplane. (i) If the inspection was done on or after the effective date of this AD: Submit the report within 30 days after the inspection. (ii) If the inspection was accomplished prior to the effective date of this AD: Submit the report within 30 days after the effective date of this AD. FAA AD Differences Note 1: 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, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, 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: Tom Groves, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; telephone (425) 227–1503; fax (425) 227–1149. 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. (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 Airworthiness Directive 2009– 0082, dated April 7, 2009; and 328 Support Services Service Bulletins SB–328–25–485 and SB–328J–25–235, both dated January 28, 2009; for related information. Material Incorporated by Reference (i) You must use 328 Support Services Service Bulletin SB–328–25–485, dated E:\FR\FM\16OCR1.SGM 16OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 199 / Friday, October 16, 2009 / Rules and Regulations January 28, 2009; or 328 Support Services Service Bulletin SB–328J–25–235, dated January 28, 2009, as applicable; to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (Only the odd-numbered pages of these documents contain the issue dates of the documents.) (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 Global Support Center, P.O. Box 1252, D–82231 Wessling, Federal Republic of Germany; telephone +49 8153 88111 6666; fax +49 8153 88111 6565; e-mail gsc.op@328support.de; Internet http:// www.328support.de. (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: http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/ code_of_federal_regulations/ ibr_locations.html. Issued in Renton, Washington, on September 30, 2009. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E9–24448 Filed 10–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2009–0348; Directorate Identifier 2008–NE–39–AD; Amendment 39– 16050; AD 2009–21–11] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. ARRIUS 1A Turboshaft Engines CPrice-Sewell on DSKDVH8Z91PROD with RULES AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as: Cycle life limit value for ARRIUS 1A balancing piston Part Number (P/N) 0 319 20 VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:49 Oct 15, 2009 Jkt 220001 152 0, initially set at 40 000 cycles, has been reduced to 16 000 cycles, following the discovery of a calculation error during a recent review of the ARRIUS 1 engine family files. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the balancing piston, which could result in an engine in-flightshutdown and the release of high-energy debris and damage to the helicopter. DATES: This AD becomes effective November 20, 2009. ADDRESSES: The Docket Operations office is located at Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Lawrence, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; e-mail: james.lawrence@faa.gov; telephone (781) 238–7176; fax (781) 238–7199. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to include an AD that would apply to the specified products. That NPRM was published in the Federal Register on April 17, 2009 (74 FR 17797). That NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: 53153 received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of the cost to the public. Conclusion We reviewed the available data and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD as proposed. Differences Between This AD and the MCAI or Service Information The MCAI requires modifying the cyclic life limit value of the balancing piston in the engine log book as specified in Turbomeca Mandatory Service Bulletin 319 72 0811, dated April 30, 2008, and updating the approved operator’s maintenance program. We are requiring removing from service ARRIUS 1A engines containing a balancing piston, P/N 0 319 20 152 0, before the balancing piston meets or exceeds the new, reduced cyclic life limit value of 16,000 cycles-since-new. Costs of Compliance Based on the service information, we estimate that this AD would affect about 33 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it would take about 0.5 work-hour per product to comply with this AD. The average labor rate is $80 per work-hour. Required parts would cost about $5,280 per product. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of the AD on U.S. operators to be $175,560. Authority for This Rulemaking Cycle life limit value for ARRIUS 1A balancing piston Part Number (P/N) 0 319 20 152 0, initially set at 40 000 cycles, has been reduced to 16 000 cycles, following the discovery of a calculation error during a recent review of the ARRIUS 1 engine family files. As of the publication date of this Airworthiness Directive, no ARRIUS 1A engines in service are fitted with a balancing piston that has logged more than 16 000 cycles, and the outlook for the consumption of cycles on the ARRIUS 1A fleet indicates that no balancing pistons will exceed this new limit for a few years’ time. Moreover, this new cycle life limit value for the balancing piston has been incorporated since the end of 2007 in ARRIUS 1A Maintenance documentation. Failure to comply with the new life limits provided in the Airworthiness Limitations Section of ARRIUS 1A Maintenance documentation could potentially result in an engine in-flight-shutdown and the release of high energy debris. 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. You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket. Regulatory Findings Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 We determined that this AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on E:\FR\FM\16OCR1.SGM 16OCR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2009-0616; Directorate Identifier 2009-NM-070-AD; 
Amendment 39-16043; AD 2009-21-06]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; 328 Support Services GmbH Dornier Model 
328-100 and -300 Airplanes

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the 
products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing 
airworthiness information (MCAI) 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:

    A recent incident has been reported with a Dornier 328-100 
aeroplane, where the right-hand (RH) power lever jammed in flight-
idle position during the landing roll-out. The aeroplane was stopped 
by excessive braking.
    The investigation by the operator revealed that the cockpit door 
locking device * * * had fallen off the RH cockpit wall and blocked 
the RH power/condition lever pulley/cable cluster below the door. * 
* *
    This condition, if not corrected, could cause interference with 
the engine- and/or flight control cables, possibly resulting in 
reduced control of the aeroplane.

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

DATES: This AD becomes effective November 20, 2009.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of November 20, 
2009.

ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov or in person at the U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Groves, Aerospace Engineer, 
International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 
1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, Washington 98057-3356; telephone (425) 
227-1503; fax (425) 227-1149.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR 
part 39 to include an AD that would apply to the specified products. 
That NPRM was published in the Federal Register on July 16, 2009 (74 FR 
34511). That NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the 
specified products. The MCAI states:

    A recent incident has been reported with a Dornier 328-100 
aeroplane, where the right-hand (RH) power lever jammed in flight-
idle position during the landing roll-out. The aeroplane was stopped 
by excessive braking.
    The investigation by the operator revealed that the cockpit door 
locking device Part Number 001A252A3914012 had fallen off the RH 
cockpit wall and blocked the RH power/condition lever pulley/cable 
cluster below the door. Although the affected aeroplane had been 
modified, the technical investigation showed that a loose Cockpit 
Door Locking device could also occur on 328-100 and 328-300 
aeroplanes with a standard installation.
    This condition, if not corrected, could cause interference with 
the engine- and/or flight control cables, possibly resulting in 
reduced control of the aeroplane.
    For the reasons described above, this AD requires a one-time 
inspection of the cockpit door locking device and the surrounding 
area [for proper installation] and the reporting of all findings to 
the TC [type certificate] holder. This AD is considered to be an 
interim action and the retrofit of a new design may be implemented 
later.

    The corrective action is re-torquing the attachment screws. You may 
obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket.

Comments

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

Conclusion

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

Differences Between This AD and the MCAI or Service Information

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

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD will affect 69 products of U.S. registry. 
We also estimate that it will take about 1 work-hour per product to 
comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate 
is $80 per work-hour. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of 
this AD to the U.S. operators to be $5,520, or $80 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

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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 AD will not have federalism implications 
under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct 
effect on the States, on the relationship between the national 
government and the States, or on the distribution of power and 
responsibilities among the various levels of government.
    For the reasons discussed above, I certify this AD:
    1. Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive Order 
12866;
    2. Is not a ``significant rule'' under 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 AD and placed it in the AD docket.

Examining the AD Docket

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

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

Adoption of the Amendment

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

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows:

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


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

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

2009-21-06 328 Support Services GmbH (Formerly, AvCraft Aerospace 
GmbH, formerly Fairchild Dornier GmbH, formerly Dornier Luftfahrt 
GmbH): Amendment 39-16043. Docket No. FAA-2009-0616; Directorate 
Identifier 2009-NM-070-AD.

Effective Date

    (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective November 
20, 2009.

Affected ADs

    (b) None.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to all 328 Support Services GmbH Dornier 
Model 328-100 and -300 airplanes, certificated in any category.

Subject

    (d) Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 25: 
Equipment/furnishings.

Reason

    (e) The mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) 
states:
    A recent incident has been reported with a Dornier 328-100 
aeroplane, where the right-hand (RH) power lever jammed in flight-
idle position during the landing roll-out. The aeroplane was stopped 
by excessive braking.
    The investigation by the operator revealed that the cockpit door 
locking device Part Number 001A252A3914012 had fallen off the RH 
cockpit wall and blocked the RH power/condition lever pulley/cable 
cluster below the door. Although the affected aeroplane had been 
modified, the technical investigation showed that a loose Cockpit 
Door Locking device could also occur on 328-100 and 328-300 
aeroplanes with a standard installation.
    This condition, if not corrected, could cause interference with 
the engine- and/or flight control cables, possibly resulting in 
reduced control of the aeroplane.
    For the reasons described above, this AD requires a one-time 
inspection of the cockpit door locking device and the surrounding 
area [for proper installation] and the reporting of all findings to 
the TC [type certificate] holder. This AD is considered to be an 
interim action and the retrofit of a new design may be implemented 
later.
    The corrective action is re-torquing the attachment screws.

Actions and Compliance

    (f) Unless already done, do the following actions.
    (1) Within 3 months after the effective date of this AD, do a 
detailed visual inspection of the cockpit door locking device and 
the surrounding area for proper installation, in accordance with the 
Accomplishment Instructions of 328 Support Services Service Bulletin 
SB-328-25-485 or SB-328J-25-235, both dated January 28, 2009, as 
applicable.
    (2) If any discrepancy is found during the inspection specified 
in paragraph (f)(1) of this AD, before further flight, do the 
corrective action in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions 
of 328 Support Services Service Bulletin SB-328-25-485 or SB-328J-
25-235, both dated January 28, 2009, as applicable.
    (3) Submit a report of the findings (both positive and negative) 
of the inspection required by paragraph (f)(1) of this AD to the 
Manager, Attention Dept P1, 328 Support Services GmbH, Customer 
Services, P.O.B. 1252, D-82231 Wessling, Fed. Rep. of Germany; Fax 
+49 (0) 8153 88111-6565, at the applicable time specified in 
paragraph (f)(3)(i) or (f)(3)(ii) of this AD. The report must 
include the inspection results, a description of any discrepancies 
found, the airplane serial number, and the number of landings and 
flight hours on the airplane.
    (i) If the inspection was done on or after the effective date of 
this AD: Submit the report within 30 days after the inspection.
    (ii) If the inspection was accomplished prior to the effective 
date of this AD: Submit the report within 30 days after the 
effective date of this AD.

FAA AD Differences

    Note 1:  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, 
International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane Directorate, 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: Tom 
Groves, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM-116, Transport 
Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, Washington 
98057-3356; telephone (425) 227-1503; fax (425) 227-1149. 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.
    (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 Airworthiness 
Directive 2009-0082, dated April 7, 2009; and 328 Support Services 
Service Bulletins SB-328-25-485 and SB-328J-25-235, both dated 
January 28, 2009; for related information.

Material Incorporated by Reference

    (i) You must use 328 Support Services Service Bulletin SB-328-
25-485, dated

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January 28, 2009; or 328 Support Services Service Bulletin SB-328J-
25-235, dated January 28, 2009, as applicable; to do the actions 
required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (Only the 
odd-numbered pages of these documents contain the issue dates of the 
documents.)
    (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 
Global Support Center, P.O. Box 1252, D-82231 Wessling, Federal 
Republic of Germany; telephone +49 8153 88111 6666; fax +49 8153 
88111 6565; e-mail gsc.op@328support.de; Internet http://www.328support.de.
    (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: http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on September 30, 2009.
Ali Bahrami,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. E9-24448 Filed 10-15-09; 8:45 am]
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