Airworthiness Directives; Scheibe-Flugzeugbau GmbH Models Bergfalke-III, Bergfalke-II/55, SF 25C, and SF-26A Standard Gliders, 62224-62226 [E9-27777]

Download as PDF 62224 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 227 / Friday, November 27, 2009 / Rules and Regulations 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 this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Operations office (telephone (800) 647–5527) is provided in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. Reason (d) This AD results from the risk of engine fuel-to-oil heat exchanger (FOHE) blockage. We are issuing this AD to prevent ice from blocking the FOHE, which could result in an unacceptable engine power loss and loss of control of the airplane. (e) Unless already done, within 6,000 flight hours after the effective date of this AD, but no later than January 1, 2011, replace the FOHE, P/N 55003001–1 or 55003001–11, with an FOHE modified using Rolls-Royce plc Alert Service Bulletin No. RB.211–79– AG257, Revision 1, dated September 14, 2009. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FAA AD Differences RIN 2120–AA64 (f) This AD differs from the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) by requiring replacing the FOHE within 6,000 flight hours after the effective date of this AD, rather than within 6,000 flight hours from July 10, 2009. Airworthiness Directives; ScheibeFlugzeugbau GmbH Models BergfalkeIII, Bergfalke-II/55, SF 25C, and SF–26A Standard Gliders Other FAA AD Provisions List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Related Information Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: ■ PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new AD: ■ 2009–24–05 Rolls-Royce plc: Amendment 39–16092. Docket No. FAA–2009–0674; Directorate Identifier 2009–NE–25–AD. Effective Date (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective January 4, 2010. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with RULES Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to Rolls-Royce plc models RB211–Trent 875–17, 877–17, 884– 17, 884B–17, 892–17, 892B–17, and 895–17 turbofan engines with fuel-to-oil heat exchangers, part numbers 55003001–1 and 55003001–11, installed. These engines are installed on, but not limited to, Boeing 777 series airplanes. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:26 Nov 25, 2009 Jkt 220001 BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Actions and Compliance (g) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, Engine Certification Office, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Adoption of the Amendment Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on November 16, 2009. Peter A. White, Assistant Manager, Engine and Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E9–28151 Filed 11–25–09; 8:45 am] (h) Refer to MCAI Airworthiness Directive 2009–0142, dated July 13, 2009, and RollsRoyce plc Alert Service Bulletin No. RB.211– 79–AG257, Revision 1, dated September 14, 2009, for related information. Contact RollsRoyce plc, P.O. Box 31, DERBY, DE24 8BJ, UK; telephone 44 (0) 1332 242424; fax 44 (0) 1332 249936, for a copy of this service information. (i) Contact James Lawrence, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine and Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; e-mail: james.lawrence@faa.gov; telephone (781) 238–7176; fax (781) 238– 7199, for more information about this AD. Material Incorporated by Reference (j) You must use Rolls-Royce plc Alert Service Bulletin No. RB.211–79–AG257, Revision 1, dated September 14, 2009, to perform the FOHE modification 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 Rolls-Royce plc, P.O. Box 31, DERBY, DE24 8BJ, UK; telephone 44 (0) 1332 242424; fax 44 (0) 1332 249936, 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: http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2009–0800 Directorate Identifier 2009–CE–041–AD; Amendment 39–16088; AD 2009–24–02] AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (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: The manufacturer has advised of receiving a report of looseness of the drive arm of the mechanical elevator trim tab, found during an annual inspection. This kind of damage is likely caused by penetrated humidity over the years. If left uncorrected, this condition could lead to the separation of the drive arm which could result in flutter of the elevator and possible loss of control of the aircraft. We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD becomes effective January 4, 2010. On January 4, 2010, the Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD. ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov or in person at Document Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Davison, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, E:\FR\FM\27NOR1.SGM 27NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 227 / Friday, November 27, 2009 / Rules and Regulations Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4130; fax: (816) 329–4090. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Required parts will cost about $14 per product. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD to the U.S. operators to be $3,270 or $654 per product. 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 August 31, 2009 (74 FR 44777). That NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: 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. The manufacturer has advised of receiving a report of looseness of the drive arm of the mechanical elevator trim tab, found during an annual inspection. This kind of damage is likely caused by penetrated humidity over the years. If left uncorrected, this condition could lead to the separation of the drive arm which could result in flutter of the elevator and possible loss of control of the aircraft. For the reasons stated above, this new Airworthiness Directive mandates repetitive inspections for solid fixation of the drive arms of the mechanical elevator trim tabs. 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. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with RULES 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 FAA policies. Any such differences are highlighted in a NOTE within the AD. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD will affect 5 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it will take about 8 workhours per product to comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate is $80 per work-hour. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:26 Nov 25, 2009 Jkt 220001 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 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 Management Facility 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 Office (telephone (800) 647–5527) is in the PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 62225 section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. ADDRESSES 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: ■ 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: ■ 2009–24–02 Scheibe-Flugzeugbau GmbH: Amendment 39–16088; Docket No. FAA–2009–0800; Directorate Identifier 2009–CE–041–AD. Effective Date (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective January 4, 2010. Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to Models Bergfalke-III, Bergfalke-II/55, SF 25C, and SF–26A Standard gliders, all serial numbers, certificated in any category. Subject (d) Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Code 27: Flight Controls. Reason (e) The mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) states: The manufacturer has advised of receiving a report of looseness of the drive arm of the mechanical elevator trim tab, found during an annual inspection. This kind of damage is likely caused by penetrated humidity over the years. If left uncorrected, this condition could lead to the separation of the drive arm which could result in flutter of the elevator and possible loss of control of the aircraft. For the reasons stated above, this new Airworthiness Directive mandates repetitive inspections for solid fixation of the drive arms of the mechanical elevator trim tabs. Actions and Compliance (f) Unless already done, do the following actions: (1) At the next scheduled maintenance inspection after January 4, 2010 (the effective date of this AD) or within the next 12 months after January 4, 2010 (the effective date of this AD), whichever occurs first, inspect the drive arm of the mechanical elevator trim tab E:\FR\FM\27NOR1.SGM 27NOR1 62226 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 227 / Friday, November 27, 2009 / Rules and Regulations for separation of the drive arm following Scheibe Aircraft GmbH Service Bulletin No. 104–24/1; No. 232–6/1; and No. 653–91/1 (same document), dated June 25, 2009. If any looseness is found, before further flight, repair the drive arm of the mechanical elevator trim tab following Scheibe Aircraft GmbH Work Instruction No. 104–24; No. 232–6; and No. 653–91 (same document), dated March 23, 2009. (2) Repetitively thereafter, at intervals not to exceed every 12 months, inspect the drive arm of the mechanical elevator trim tab and do all corrective actions following Scheibe Aircraft GmbH Service Bulletin No. 104–24/1; No. 232–6/1; and No. 653–91/1 (same document), dated June 25, 2009; and Scheibe Aircraft GmbH Work Instruction No. 104–24; No. 232–6; and No. 653–91 (same document), dated March 23, 2009. Note 1: The service information references four documents: 104–24 (104–24/1), 232–6 (232–6/1), 653–91 (653–91/1), and 770–30 (770–30/1). This AD does not reference 770– 30 (770–30/1) because the Model SF28A Tandem Falke is not type certificated in the United States. 14 CFR part 39 only allows the FAA to issue ADs against type certificated products. FAA AD Differences Note 2: This AD differs from the MCAI and/or service information as follows: No differences. Other FAA AD Provisions (g) The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, Standards Office, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Send information to ATTN: Greg Davison, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4130; fax: (816) 329– 4090. Before using any approved AMOC on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify your appropriate principal inspector (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local FSDO. (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer or other source, use these actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered FAA-approved if they are approved by the State of Design Authority (or their delegated agent). You are required to assure the product is airworthy before it is returned to service. (3) Reporting Requirements: For any reporting requirement in this AD, under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the information collection requirements and has assigned OMB Control Number 2120–0056. Related Information (h) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD No.: 2009–0132, dated June 23, 2009; Scheibe Aircraft GmbH Service Bulletin No. 104–24/1; No. 232–6/1; and No. 653–91/1 (same document), dated June 25, 2009; and Scheibe Aircraft GmbH Work Instruction No. 104–24; No. 232–6; and No. 653–91 (same document), dated March 23, 2009, for related information. Material Incorporated by Reference (i) You must use the service information specified in Table 1 of this AD 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 SCHEIBE AIRCRAFT GMBH/Customer Service, Am Flugplatz 5, 73540 Heubach, Federal Republic of Germany; telephone: + 49 (0) 7173–184286; fax: + 49 (0) 7173–185587; E-mail: info@scheibe-aircraft.de; Internet: http:// www.scheibe-aircraft.de/. (3) You may review copies of the service information incorporated by reference for this AD at the FAA, Central Region, Office of the Regional Counsel, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the Central Region, call (816) 329–3768. (4) You may also review copies of the service information incorporated by reference for this AD 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. TABLE 1—MATERIAL INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE Service information Pages Revision Scheibe Aircraft GmbH Service Bulletin No. 104–24/ 1; No. 232–6/1; and No. 653–91/1 (same document). Scheibe Aircraft GmbH Work Instruction No. 104–24; No. 232–6; and No. 653–91 (same document). 1 and 2 ............................. Not Applicable .................. June 25, 2009. 1 and 2 ............................. Not Applicable .................. March 23, 2009. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on November 10, 2009. Kim Smith, Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E9–27777 Filed 11–25–09; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION BILLING CODE 4910–13–P [Docket No. FAA–2009–1075; Directorate Identifier 2009–NM–181–AD; Amendment 39–16107; AD 2008–09–23 R1] Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with RULES RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Inc. Model CL–600–2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702), CL–600–2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), and CL–600– 2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) Airplanes AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:26 Nov 25, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Date ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above that would revise an existing AD. 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: Bombardier Aerospace has completed a system safety review of the aircraft fuel system against fuel tank safety standards introduced in Chapter 525 of the Airworthiness Manual through Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) 2002–043. The identified non-compliances were then assessed using Transport Canada Policy Letter No. 525–001, to determine if mandatory corrective action is required. E:\FR\FM\27NOR1.SGM 27NOR1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 227 (Friday, November 27, 2009)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2009-0800 Directorate Identifier 2009-CE-041-AD; 
Amendment 39-16088; AD 2009-24-02]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Scheibe-Flugzeugbau GmbH Models 
Bergfalke-III, Bergfalke-II/55, SF 25C, and SF-26A Standard Gliders

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) 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:

    The manufacturer has advised of receiving a report of looseness 
of the drive arm of the mechanical elevator trim tab, found during 
an annual inspection. This kind of damage is likely caused by 
penetrated humidity over the years.
    If left uncorrected, this condition could lead to the separation 
of the drive arm which could result in flutter of the elevator and 
possible loss of control of the aircraft.

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

DATES: This AD becomes effective January 4, 2010.
    On January 4, 2010, the Director of the Federal Register approved 
the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this 
AD.

ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov or in person at Document Management Facility, U.S. 
Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building 
Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 
20590.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Davison, Aerospace Engineer, FAA,

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Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 
64106; telephone: (816) 329-4130; fax: (816) 329-4090.

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 August 31, 2009 (74 
FR 44777). That NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the 
specified products. The MCAI states:

    The manufacturer has advised of receiving a report of looseness 
of the drive arm of the mechanical elevator trim tab, found during 
an annual inspection. This kind of damage is likely caused by 
penetrated humidity over the years.
    If left uncorrected, this condition could lead to the separation 
of the drive arm which could result in flutter of the elevator and 
possible loss of control of the aircraft. For the reasons stated 
above, this new Airworthiness Directive mandates repetitive 
inspections for solid fixation of the drive arms of the mechanical 
elevator trim tabs.

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 FAA policies. Any such differences are 
highlighted in a NOTE within the AD.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD will affect 5 products of U.S. registry. 
We also estimate that it will take about 8 work-hours per product to 
comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate 
is $80 per work-hour. Required parts will cost about $14 per product.
    Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD to the U.S. 
operators to be $3,270 or $654 per product.

Authority for This Rulemaking

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

Regulatory Findings

    We determined that this 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 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 Management Facility 
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 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:

2009-24-02 Scheibe-Flugzeugbau GmbH: Amendment 39-16088; Docket No. 
FAA-2009-0800; Directorate Identifier 2009-CE-041-AD.

Effective Date

    (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective January 
4, 2010.

Affected ADs

    (b) None.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to Models Bergfalke-III, Bergfalke-II/55, SF 
25C, and SF-26A Standard gliders, all serial numbers, certificated 
in any category.

Subject

    (d) Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Code 27: Flight 
Controls.

Reason

    (e) The mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) 
states:
    The manufacturer has advised of receiving a report of looseness 
of the drive arm of the mechanical elevator trim tab, found during 
an annual inspection. This kind of damage is likely caused by 
penetrated humidity over the years.
    If left uncorrected, this condition could lead to the separation 
of the drive arm which could result in flutter of the elevator and 
possible loss of control of the aircraft.
    For the reasons stated above, this new Airworthiness Directive 
mandates repetitive inspections for solid fixation of the drive arms 
of the mechanical elevator trim tabs.

Actions and Compliance

    (f) Unless already done, do the following actions:
    (1) At the next scheduled maintenance inspection after January 
4, 2010 (the effective date of this AD) or within the next 12 months 
after January 4, 2010 (the effective date of this AD), whichever 
occurs first, inspect the drive arm of the mechanical elevator trim 
tab

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for separation of the drive arm following Scheibe Aircraft GmbH 
Service Bulletin No. 104-24/1; No. 232-6/1; and No. 653-91/1 (same 
document), dated June 25, 2009. If any looseness is found, before 
further flight, repair the drive arm of the mechanical elevator trim 
tab following Scheibe Aircraft GmbH Work Instruction No. 104-24; No. 
232-6; and No. 653-91 (same document), dated March 23, 2009.
    (2) Repetitively thereafter, at intervals not to exceed every 12 
months, inspect the drive arm of the mechanical elevator trim tab 
and do all corrective actions following Scheibe Aircraft GmbH 
Service Bulletin No. 104-24/1; No. 232-6/1; and No. 653-91/1 (same 
document), dated June 25, 2009; and Scheibe Aircraft GmbH Work 
Instruction No. 104-24; No. 232-6; and No. 653-91 (same document), 
dated March 23, 2009.

    Note 1: The service information references four documents: 104-
24 (104-24/1), 232-6 (232-6/1), 653-91 (653-91/1), and 770-30 (770-
30/1). This AD does not reference 770-30 (770-30/1) because the 
Model SF28A Tandem Falke is not type certificated in the United 
States. 14 CFR part 39 only allows the FAA to issue ADs against type 
certificated products.

FAA AD Differences

    Note 2: This AD differs from the MCAI and/or service information 
as follows: No differences.

Other FAA AD Provisions

    (g) The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, 
Standards Office, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this 
AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Send 
information to ATTN: Greg Davison, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small 
Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 
64106; telephone: (816) 329-4130; fax: (816) 329-4090. Before using 
any approved AMOC on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify 
your appropriate principal inspector (PI) in the FAA Flight 
Standards District Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local FSDO.
    (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain 
corrective actions from a manufacturer or other source, use these 
actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered 
FAA-approved if they are approved by the State of Design Authority 
(or their delegated agent). You are required to assure the product 
is airworthy before it is returned to service.
    (3) Reporting Requirements: For any reporting requirement in 
this AD, under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has 
approved the information collection requirements and has assigned 
OMB Control Number 2120-0056.

Related Information

    (h) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD No.: 
2009-0132, dated June 23, 2009; Scheibe Aircraft GmbH Service 
Bulletin No. 104-24/1; No. 232-6/1; and No. 653-91/1 (same 
document), dated June 25, 2009; and Scheibe Aircraft GmbH Work 
Instruction No. 104-24; No. 232-6; and No. 653-91 (same document), 
dated March 23, 2009, for related information.

Material Incorporated by Reference

    (i) You must use the service information specified in Table 1 of 
this AD 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 
SCHEIBE AIRCRAFT GMBH/Customer Service, Am Flugplatz 5, 73540 
Heubach, Federal Republic of Germany; telephone: + 49 (0) 7173-
184286; fax: + 49 (0) 7173-185587; E-mail: info@scheibe-aircraft.de; 
Internet: http://www.scheibe-aircraft.de/.
    (3) You may review copies of the service information 
incorporated by reference for this AD at the FAA, Central Region, 
Office of the Regional Counsel, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 
64106. For information on the availability of this material at the 
Central Region, call (816) 329-3768.
    (4) You may also review copies of the service information 
incorporated by reference for this AD 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.

                                   Table 1--Material Incorporated by Reference
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         Service information                    Pages                   Revision                   Date
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Scheibe Aircraft GmbH Service          1 and 2................  Not Applicable.........  June 25, 2009.
 Bulletin No. 104-24/1; No. 232-6/1;
 and No. 653-91/1 (same document).
Scheibe Aircraft GmbH Work             1 and 2................  Not Applicable.........  March 23, 2009.
 Instruction No. 104-24; No. 232-6;
 and No. 653-91 (same document).
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    Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on November 10, 2009.
Kim Smith,
Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service.
[FR Doc. E9-27777 Filed 11-25-09; 8:45 am]
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