Airworthiness Directives; SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes, 62485-62487 [E9-28305]

Download as PDF 62485 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 228 / Monday, November 30, 2009 / Rules and Regulations (2) Do not install any fan blade into any CF34–3A1 engine with fan drive shaft, P/N 6036T78P02, with an airworthiness limitation section life limit of 15,000 CSN if that fan blade: (i) Was installed in any CF34–3A1 engine with fan drive shaft, P/N 6036T78P02, with an airworthiness limitation section life limit of 22,000 CSN and, (ii) Is listed in Appendix A of GEAE SB CF34–AL S/B 72–0245, Revision 01, dated July 3, 2008. Alternative Methods of Compliance Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; email: john.frost@faa.gov; telephone (781) 238–7756; fax (781) 238–7199, for more information about this AD. (o) The Manager, Engine 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. Material Incorporated by Reference Related Information (p) Contact John Frost, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New England (q) You must use the GE Aircraft Engines service information specified in the following Table 1 to do the actions required by this AD. TABLE 1—MATERIAL INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE Service Bulletin No. Page CF34–AL S/B 73–0046 Total Pages: 8 .............................................................................. CF34–BJ S/B 73–0062 Total Pages: 8 .............................................................................. CF34–BJ S/B 72–0229 Total Pages: 158 .......................................................................... CF34–BJ S/B 72–0230 Total Pages: 153 .......................................................................... CF34–BJ S/B 72–0231 Total Pages: 8 .............................................................................. CF34–AL S/B 72–0245 Total Pages: 153 .......................................................................... CF34–AL S/B 72–0250 Total Pages: 9 .............................................................................. (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 General Electric Company, GE-Aviation, Room 285, 1 Newmann Way, Cincinnati, OH 45215, telephone (513) 552– 3272; fax (513) 552–3329; e-mail: geae.aoc@ge.com. (3) 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/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on November 18, 2009. Peter A. White, Assistant Manager, Engine and Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E9–28236 Filed 11–27–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with RULES [Docket No. FAA–2009–0886 Directorate Identifier 2009–CE–045–AD; Amendment 39–16109; AD 2009–24–15] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:56 Nov 27, 2009 Jkt 220001 All All All All All All All Revision ................. ................. ................. ................. ................. ................. ................. Date 02 02 01 01 02 01 01 August 27, 2008. August 27, 2008. July 30, 2008. July 30, 2008. November 26, 2008. July 03, 2008. November 26, 2008. 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: 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 September 28, 2009 (74 FR 49345). That NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: It was noticed on assembly line an elongation of bolts connecting power leads on R700 and R701 shunts. An incorrect tightening torque value is likely to be the cause of the elongation. This condition, if left uncorrected could lead to heating, electrical arcing or smokes and could result in an in-flight loss of electrical power. It was noticed on assembly line an elongation of bolts connecting power leads on R700 and R701 shunts. An incorrect tightening torque value is likely to be the cause of the elongation. This condition, if left uncorrected could lead to heating, electrical arcing or smokes and could result in an in-flight loss of electrical power. For the reason described above, this Airworthiness Directive (AD) mandates the replacement of the power lead bolts on R700 and R701 shunts. 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: Albert Mercado, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329– 4119; fax: (816) 329–4090. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We have considered the comment received. Comment Issue: Costs of Compliance ´ Ms. Catherine Herau, SOCATA, states the cost of the required parts (4 bolts) is $10, not $50. Consequently, the cost of the proposed AD on U.S. operators is $2,350 or $50 per product. We agree with the commenter, and we are changing the costs of compliance in the final rule AD action to reflect the more accurate estimated costs. Conclusion We reviewed the available data, including the comment received, and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD as proposed. E:\FR\FM\30NOR1.SGM 30NOR1 62486 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 228 / Monday, November 30, 2009 / Rules and Regulations 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. WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with RULES Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD will affect 47 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it will take about 0.5 workhour 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 $10 per product. Where the service information lists required parts costs that are covered under warranty, we have assumed that there will be no charge or a lower charge for these parts. As we do not control warranty coverage for affected parties, some parties may incur costs higher than estimated here. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD to the U.S. operators to be $2,350 or $50 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:56 Nov 27, 2009 Jkt 220001 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 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: ■ 2009–24–15 SOCATA: Amendment 39– 16109; Docket No. FAA–2009–0886; Directorate Identifier 2009–CE–045–AD. Effective Date (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective January 4, 2010. Affected ADs (b) None. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Applicability (c) This AD applies to TBM 700 airplanes, serial numbers 434 through 502, and serial numbers 504 and 505, certificated in any category. Subject (d) Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Code 24: Electric Power. Reason (e) The mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) states: It was noticed on assembly line an elongation of bolts connecting power leads on R700 and R701 shunts. An incorrect tightening torque value is likely to be the cause of the elongation. This condition, if left uncorrected could lead to heating, electrical arcing or smokes and could result in an in-flight loss of electrical power. For the reason described above, this Airworthiness Directive (AD) mandates the replacement of the power lead bolts on R700 and R701 shunts. Actions and Compliance (f) Unless already done, within the next 100 hours time-in-service 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, replace the bolts of shunts R700 and R701 following DAHER–SOCATA Mandatory Service Bulletin SB 70–169, dated May 2009. FAA AD Differences Note: 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: Albert Mercado, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4119; 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. E:\FR\FM\30NOR1.SGM 30NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 228 / Monday, November 30, 2009 / Rules and Regulations Related Information (h) Refer to MCAI EASA AD No.: 2009– 0174, dated August 11, 2009; and DAHER– SOCATA Mandatory Service Bulletin SB 70– 169, dated May 2009, for related information. Material Incorporated by Reference (i) You must use DAHER–SOCATA Mandatory Service Bulletin SB 70–169, dated May 2009, 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 SOCATA, 65921—TARBES Cedex 9, France; telephone: +33 6 07 32 62 24; or SOCATA NORTH AMERICA, INC., North Perry Airport, 7501 South Airport Rd., Pembroke Pines, Florida 33023; telephone: (954) 893–1400; fax: (954) 964–4141; Internet: http://mysocata.com. (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. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on November 19, 2009. Patrick R. Mullen, Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E9–28305 Filed 11–27–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2008–1019; Directorate Identifier 2007–NE–49–AD; Amendment 39– 16104; AD 2009–24–12] RIN 2120–AA64 WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with RULES Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. LTS101 Series Turboshaft and LTP101 Series Turboprop Engines AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Honeywell International Inc. LTS101 series turboshaft and LTP101 series turboprop engines with certain gas SUMMARY: VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:56 Nov 27, 2009 Jkt 220001 generator turbine discs installed. This AD requires reducing the life limits for certain gas generator turbine discs. This AD results from an error in a change to the engineering drawing for the gas generator turbine disc from which Honeywell manufactured 260 discs. We are issuing this AD to prevent rupture of the gas generator turbine disc, which could result in uncontained engine failure and damage to the aircraft. DATES: This AD becomes effective January 4, 2010. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the regulations as of January 4, 2010. 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: Robert Baitoo, Aerospace Engineer, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 3960 Paramount Blvd., Lakewood, CA 90712–4137; e-mail: robert.baitoo@faa.gov; telephone (562) 627–5245; fax (562) 627–5210. You can get the service information identified in this AD from Honeywell International Inc., P.O. Box 52181, Phoenix, AZ 85072–2181; telephone (800) 601–3099 (U.S.A.) or (602) 365– 3099 (International); or go to: https:// portal.honeywell.com/wps/portal/aero. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA proposed to amend 14 CFR part 39 with a proposed AD. The proposed AD applies to Honeywell International Inc. LTS101 series turboshaft and LTP101 series turboprop engines with certain gas generator turbine discs installed. We published the proposed AD in the Federal Register on September 25, 2008 (73 FR 55456). That action proposed to require removing any disc, part number (P/N) 4–111–015–14 that has a serial number (SN) listed in Appendix 1 of Honeywell International Inc. Service Bulletin LT 101–71–00–0002, Revision 25, dated August 31, 2007, using the drawdown schedules specified in Table 1 of the proposed AD. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 62487 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. Comments We provided the public the opportunity to participate in the development of this AD. We have considered the comments received. Request To Add All Affected Engine Models to Compliance Paragraphs One commenter asks us to add all affected engine models to the compliance and installation prohibition paragraphs to be consistent with the applicability paragraph. We agree. We changed Table 1 and paragraphs (f) and (g) of this AD to specify LTS101–600, –650, and –750 series turboshaft engines. Request To Increase the Costs To Comply With This AD The same commenter asks us to increase the estimated Costs of Compliance. The commenter perceives that the compliance cost is underestimated. We don’t agree. The proposed AD correctly estimates 1.0 work-hour per engine to cover the time for revising the records to reflect the disc life limit reduction and drawdown schedules. The $8,000 figure in the proposed rule is the estimated prorated cost of life limit of the disc. We did not change the AD. Reference to Revised Service Information Since we published the proposed AD in the Federal Register, we determined that Honeywell International Inc. issued revised Service Bulletin (SB) LT 101– 71–00–0002. We have approved that SB revision, and changed all SB references from Revision 25, dated August 31, 2007, to Revision 26, dated April 2, 2008, in this AD. Conclusion We have carefully reviewed the available data, including the comments received, and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD with the changes described previously. We have determined that these changes will neither increase the economic burden on any operator nor increase the scope of the AD. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD will affect 260 engines installed on aircraft of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it will take 1.0 work-hour per engine to E:\FR\FM\30NOR1.SGM 30NOR1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 228 (Monday, November 30, 2009)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-28305]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2009-0886 Directorate Identifier 2009-CE-045-AD; 
Amendment 39-16109; AD 2009-24-15]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; SOCATA Model TBM 700 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) 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:

    It was noticed on assembly line an elongation of bolts 
connecting power leads on R700 and R701 shunts. An incorrect 
tightening torque value is likely to be the cause of the elongation.
    This condition, if left uncorrected could lead to heating, 
electrical arcing or smokes and could result in an in-flight loss of 
electrical power.

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: Albert Mercado, Aerospace Engineer, 
FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, 
Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329-4119; 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 September 28, 2009 
(74 FR 49345). That NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for 
the specified products. The MCAI states:

    It was noticed on assembly line an elongation of bolts 
connecting power leads on R700 and R701 shunts. An incorrect 
tightening torque value is likely to be the cause of the elongation.
    This condition, if left uncorrected could lead to heating, 
electrical arcing or smokes and could result in an in-flight loss of 
electrical power.
    For the reason described above, this Airworthiness Directive 
(AD) mandates the replacement of the power lead bolts on R700 and 
R701 shunts.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. We have considered the comment received.

Comment Issue: Costs of Compliance

    Ms. Catherine H[eacute]rau, SOCATA, states the cost of the required 
parts (4 bolts) is $10, not $50. Consequently, the cost of the proposed 
AD on U.S. operators is $2,350 or $50 per product.
    We agree with the commenter, and we are changing the costs of 
compliance in the final rule AD action to reflect the more accurate 
estimated costs.

Conclusion

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

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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 47 products of U.S. registry. 
We also estimate that it will take about 0.5 work-hour 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 $10 per product. 
Where the service information lists required parts costs that are 
covered under warranty, we have assumed that there will be no charge or 
a lower charge for these parts. As we do not control warranty coverage 
for affected parties, some parties may incur costs higher than 
estimated here.
    Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD to the U.S. 
operators to be $2,350 or $50 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:

2009-24-15 SOCATA: Amendment 39-16109; Docket No. FAA-2009-0886; 
Directorate Identifier 2009-CE-045-AD.

Effective Date

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

Affected ADs

    (b) None.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to TBM 700 airplanes, serial numbers 434 
through 502, and serial numbers 504 and 505, certificated in any 
category.

Subject

    (d) Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Code 24: Electric 
Power.

Reason

    (e) The mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) 
states:
    It was noticed on assembly line an elongation of bolts 
connecting power leads on R700 and R701 shunts. An incorrect 
tightening torque value is likely to be the cause of the elongation.
    This condition, if left uncorrected could lead to heating, 
electrical arcing or smokes and could result in an in-flight loss of 
electrical power.
    For the reason described above, this Airworthiness Directive 
(AD) mandates the replacement of the power lead bolts on R700 and 
R701 shunts.

Actions and Compliance

    (f) Unless already done, within the next 100 hours time-in-
service 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, replace the bolts of shunts 
R700 and R701 following DAHER-SOCATA Mandatory Service Bulletin SB 
70-169, dated May 2009.

FAA AD Differences

    Note: 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: Albert Mercado, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small 
Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 
64106; telephone: (816) 329-4119; 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.

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Related Information

    (h) Refer to MCAI EASA AD No.: 2009-0174, dated August 11, 2009; 
and DAHER-SOCATA Mandatory Service Bulletin SB 70-169, dated May 
2009, for related information.

Material Incorporated by Reference

    (i) You must use DAHER-SOCATA Mandatory Service Bulletin SB 70-
169, dated May 2009, 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 
SOCATA, 65921--TARBES Cedex 9, France; telephone: +33 6 07 32 62 24; 
or SOCATA NORTH AMERICA, INC., North Perry Airport, 7501 South 
Airport Rd., Pembroke Pines, Florida 33023; telephone: (954) 893-
1400; fax: (954) 964-4141; Internet: http://mysocata.com.
    (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 
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    Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on November 19, 2009.
Patrick R. Mullen,
Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. E9-28305 Filed 11-27-09; 8:45 am]
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