Airworthiness Directives; Turboméca S.A. ARRIEL 2B Turboshaft Engines, 59060-59062 [2010-23581]

Download as PDF 59060 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 186 / Monday, September 27, 2010 / Rules and Regulations 4, 2009, is adopted as a final rule with the following change: PART 3430—COMPETITIVE AND NONCOMPETITIVE NON-FORMULA FEDERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS— GENERAL AWARD ADMINISTRATIVE PROVSIONS 1. The authority citation for part 3430 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 7 U.S.C. 3316; Pub. L. 106–107 (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). 2. In § 3430.902, revise the definition of ‘‘Advanced Technological Center’’ to read as follows: ■ § 3430.902 Definitions. * * * * * Advanced Technological Center refers to a post-secondary, degree-granting institution that provides students with technology-based education and training, preparing them to work as technicians or at the semi-professional level, and aiding in the development of an agriculture-based renewable energy workforce. For this program, such Centers must be located within a rural area. * * * * * Done in Washington, DC, September 17, 2010. Roger N. Beachy, Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture. [FR Doc. 2010–23883 Filed 9–24–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–22–P FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION 12 CFR Parts 604, 607, 612, 614, 615, 618, and 627 RIN 3052–AC63 Farm Credit Administration Board Meetings; Assessment and Apportionment of Administrative Expenses; Standards of Conduct and Referral of Known or Suspected Criminal Violations; Loan Policies and Operations; Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and Funding Operations; General Provisions; and Title IV Conservators, Receivers, and Voluntary Liquidations; Technical Changes Farm Credit Administration. Notice of effective date. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with RULES AGENCY: ACTION: The Farm Credit Administration (FCA or Agency), through the FCA Board (Board), issued a direct final rule with opportunity for comment on June 24, 2010, amending our regulations to eliminate SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:28 Sep 24, 2010 Jkt 220001 unnecessary, redundant or outdated regulations, to correct cross-reference errors, and to clarify the intent of a regulatory provision. The opportunity for comment expired on July 26, 2010. The FCA received no comments and therefore, the direct final rule becomes effective without change. In accordance with 12 U.S.C. 2252, the effective date of the direct final rule is 30 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register during which either or both Houses of Congress are in session. Based on the records of the sessions of Congress, the effective date of the regulations is September 20, 2010. DATES: Effective Date: Under the authority of 12 U.S.C. 2252, the regulation amending 12 CFR parts 604, 607, 612, 614, 615, 618, and 627 published on June 24, 2010 (75 FR 35966) is effective September 20, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline R. Melvin, Policy Analyst, Office of Regulatory Policy, Farm Credit Administration, McLean, Virginia 22102–5090, (703) 883–4498, TTY (703) 883–4434, or Mary Alice Donner, Senior Attorney, Office of General Counsel, Farm Credit Administration, McLean, Virginia 22102–5090, (703) 883–4020, TTY (703) 883–4020. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Farm Credit Administration (FCA or Agency), through the FCA Board (Board), issued a direct final rule with opportunity for comment under parts 604, 607, 612, 614, 615, 618, and 627 on June 24, 2010 (75 FR 35966) amending our regulations to eliminate unnecessary, redundant or outdated regulations, to correct crossreference errors, and to clarify the intent of a regulatory provision. The opportunity for comment expired on July 26, 2010. The FCA received no comments and therefore, the direct final rule becomes effective without change. In accordance with 12 U.S.C. 2252, the effective date of the direct final rule is 30 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register during which either or both Houses of Congress are in session. The direct final rule carries out the FCA Board’s commitment to the principles contained in the Board’s Policy Statement on Regulatory Philosophy, which includes the elimination of outdated regulations and technical amendments to ensure that regulations are accurate. In furtherance of that objective, the June 24, 2010, rule makes a number of technical changes to the agency’s regulations. (12 U.S.C. 2252(a)(9) and (10)) PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Dated: September 20, 2010. Roland E. Smith, Secretary, Farm Credit Administration Board. [FR Doc. 2010–23976 Filed 9–24–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6705–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2005–21624; Directorate Identifier 2005–NE–17–AD; Amendment 39– 16439; AD 2010–20–05] RIN 2120–AA64 ´ Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. ARRIEL 2B Turboshaft Engines Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for ´ Turbomeca S.A. ARRIEL 2B turboshaft engines. That AD currently requires initial and repetitive inspections, cleaning, lubrication, and checks for proper operation of the hydromechanical unit (HMU) acceleration controller axle except on engines that incorporate modification TU 132. That AD also provides an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This AD requires the same actions, but expands the applicability to include all engines that do not incorporate modification TU 149. This AD results from reports of engines with modification TU 132 incorporated experiencing stuck controller axles in the metering valve body. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of control of engine fuel flow in manual control mode or mixed control mode, which can lead to engine overspeed, and in-flight engine shutdown resulting in a forced autorotation landing or accident. DATES: Effective October 12, 2010. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in the AD as of October 12, 2010. We must receive any comments on this AD by October 27, 2010. ADDRESSES: Use one of the following addresses to comment on this AD. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27SER1.SGM 27SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 186 / Monday, September 27, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. ´ Contact Turbomeca, 40220 Tarnos, France; telephone 33 05 59 74 40 00; fax 33 05 59 74 45 15, for the service information identified in this AD. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Dickert, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine and Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; e-mail: kevin.dickert@faa.gov; telephone (781) 238–7117; fax (781) 238–7199. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 9, 2007, the FAA issued AD 2005–13– 25R1, Amendment 39–15028 (72 FR 19110, April 17, 2007). That AD requires initial and repetitive inspections, cleaning, lubrication, and checks for proper operation of the HMU acceleration controller axle on engines that incorporate modification TU 62A, unless the engine incorporates modification TU 132. That AD was the result of several reports of the HMU acceleration controller axle sticking. The stuck acceleration controller axle resulted in engine overspeed and commanded and uncommanded inflight engine shutdowns. That condition, if not corrected, could result in loss of control of engine fuel flow in manual control mode or mixed control mode, which can lead to engine overspeed, and in-flight engine shutdown resulting in a forced autorotation landing or accident. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with RULES Actions Since AD 2005–13–25R1 Was Issued Since we issued AD 2005–13–25R1, the European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA), which is the airworthiness agent for the Member States of the European Union, has informed us that ´ the manufacturer, Turbomeca S.A., has reported additional occurrences of stuck controller axles in the metering valve body. Some of these occurrences occurred on engines that incorporated ´ modification TU 132. Turbomeca S.A. introduced modification TU 149 to eliminate the cause of the unsafe condition on the ARRIEL 2B turboshaft engines. This AD requires inspecting and lubricating the P3 cover and HMU acceleration control axle on HMUs that are not modified to TU 149. It also approves incorporating modification TU 149 to eliminate the cause of the unsafe condition and the repetitive inspections required by this AD. We are issuing this VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:28 Sep 24, 2010 Jkt 220001 AD to prevent loss of control of engine fuel flow in the manual or mixed control modes, which can lead to engine overspeed, and in-flight engine shutdown resulting in a forced autorotation landing or accident. Relevant Service Information ´ Turbomeca has issued Mandatory Service Bulletin A292 73 2814, Version D, dated October 16, 2009, that describes procedures for inspecting, lubricating, and checking for proper operation of the HMU acceleration controller axle. EASA classified this service bulletin as mandatory and issued AD 2009–0246, dated November 10, 2009, in order to assure the airworthiness of these ARRIEL 2B turboshaft engines in the European Union. Bilateral Airworthiness Agreement This engine model is manufactured in France, and is type certificated for operation in the United States under the provisions of section 21.29 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 21.29) and the applicable bilateral airworthiness agreement. Under that agreement, EASA has kept us informed of the situation described above. We have examined EASA’s findings, reviewed all available information, and determined that AD action is necessary for products of this type design that are certificated for operation in the United States. FAA’s Determination and Requirements of This AD The unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or develop ´ on other Turbomeca S.A. ARRIEL 2B turboshaft engines of the same type design. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of control of engine fuel flow in the manual control mode or mixed control mode, which can lead to engine overspeed, and in-flight engine shutdown resulting in a forced autorotation landing or accident. This AD requires initial and repetitive inspections, cleaning, lubrication, and checks for proper operation of the HMU acceleration controller axle. You must use the service information described previously to perform the actions required by this AD. FAA’s Determination of the Effective Date Since an unsafe condition exists that requires the immediate adoption of this AD, we have found that notice and opportunity for public comment before issuing this AD are impracticable, and that good cause exists for making this PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 59061 amendment effective in less than 30 days. Comments Invited This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight safety and was not preceded by notice and an opportunity for public comment; however, we invite you to send us any written relevant data, views, or arguments regarding this AD. Send your comments to an address listed under ADDRESSES. Include ‘‘AD Docket No. FAA–2005–21624; Directorate Identifier 2005–NE–17–AD’’ in the subject line of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of the rule that might suggest a need to modify it. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact with FAA personnel concerning this AD. Using the search function of the Web site, anyone can find and read the comments in any of our dockets, including the name of the individual who sent the comment (or signed the comment on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78). Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at 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 the same as the Mail address provided in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, Section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the Agency’s authority. We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701, ‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in E:\FR\FM\27SER1.SGM 27SER1 59062 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 186 / Monday, September 27, 2010 / Rules and Regulations air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. Regulatory Findings We have determined that this AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national Government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD: 1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and 3. Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. We prepared a summary of the costs to comply with this AD and placed it in the AD Docket. You may get a copy of this summary at the address listed under ADDRESSES. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Effective Date (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective October 12, 2010. Unsafe Condition (d) This AD results from reports of engines with modification TU 132 incorporated experiencing stuck acceleration control axles in the hydromechanical unit (HMU) metering valve body. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of control of engine fuel flow in manual control mode or mixed control mode, which can lead to engine overspeed, and in-flight engine shutdown resulting in a forced autorotation landing or accident. Material Incorporated by Reference ´ (m) You must use Turbomeca Mandatory Service Bulletin (MSB) A292 73 2814, Version D, dated October 16, 2009, to perform the actions required by this AD. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of MSB A292 73 2814, Version D, dated October 16, 2009, in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR ´ part 51. Contact Turbomeca S.A., 40220 Tarnos, France; telephone 33 05 59 74 40 00, fax 33 05 59 74 45 15, for a copy of this service information. You may review copies at the FAA, New England Region, Office of the Regional Counsel, 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/ code_of_federal_regulations/ ibr_locations.html. Compliance (e) You are responsible for having the actions required by this AD performed within the compliance times specified unless the actions have already been done. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on September 15, 2010. Thomas A. Boudreau, Acting Manager, Engine and Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. HMUs Without Modification TU 149 (f) Within 20 operating hours of the effective date of this AD, check the fuel metering system and perform maintenance procedures in accordance with Paragraph 2 ´ of Turbomeca MSB A292 73 2814, Version D, dated October 16, 2009. (g) Repeat the maintenance procedures of paragraph (f) of this AD within every 210 operating hours. [FR Doc. 2010–23581 Filed 9–24–10; 8:45 am] Affected ADs (b) This AD supersedes AD 2005–13–25R1, Amendment 39–15028. Applicability ´ (c) This AD applies to Turbomeca S.A. ARRIEL 2B turboshaft engines that do not have Modification TU 149 incorporated. These engines are installed on, but not limited to, Eurocopter AS350B3 helicopters. ■ Optional Terminating Action (h) Modifying the HMU to Modification TU 149 terminates the repetitive inspection requirements specified in paragraph (g) of this AD. You can find guidance on modifying the HMU to Modification TU 149 in ´ Turbomeca Service Bulletin 292 73 2149, Version C, dated August 10, 2009. PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES Previous Credit (i) Maintenance performed prior to the ´ effective date of this AD using Turbomeca MSB A292 73 2814, Version C, dated December 19, 2006, or an earlier version of this MSB, satisfies the maintenance requirements of paragraph (f) of this AD. Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Adoption of the Amendment Under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the Federal Aviation Administration amends part 39 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 39) as follows: 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 removing Amendment 39–15028 (72 FR 19110, April 17, 2007), and by adding a new airworthiness directive, Amendment 39–16439, to read as follows: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with RULES ■ ´ 2010–20–05 Turbomeca S.A.: Amendment 39–16439. Docket No. FAA–2005–21624; Directorate Identifier 2005–NE–17–AD. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:28 Sep 24, 2010 Jkt 220001 telephone (781) 238–7117, fax (781) 238– 7199, for more information about this AD. Alternative Methods of Compliance (j) 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. Related Information (k) EASA airworthiness directive 2009– 00246, dated November 10, 2009, also addresses the subject of this AD. (l) Contact Kevin Dickert, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine and Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; e-mail: kevin.dickert@faa.gov; PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2010–0380; Directorate Identifier 2009–NM–009–AD; Amendment 39–16444; AD 2010–20–10] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; The Cessna Aircraft Company Model 750 Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Model 750 airplanes. That AD currently requires inspecting the inboard-hinge brackets of the left and right elevators for cracking and doing related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. For certain airplanes, this new AD requires inspecting for cracks of the bracket of the inboard horizontal stabilizer and measuring the lug thickness of the horizontal stabilizer hinges; doing corrective actions if necessary; and modifying the left and right elevators and left and right horizontal stabilizer. For all airplanes, this new AD requires replacing the existing elevator SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27SER1.SGM 27SER1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 186 (Monday, September 27, 2010)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 59060-59062]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-23581]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2005-21624; Directorate Identifier 2005-NE-17-AD; 
Amendment 39-16439; AD 2010-20-05]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Turbom[eacute]ca S.A. ARRIEL 2B 
Turboshaft Engines

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

ACTION: Final rule; request for comments.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive 
(AD) for Turbom[eacute]ca S.A. ARRIEL 2B turboshaft engines. That AD 
currently requires initial and repetitive inspections, cleaning, 
lubrication, and checks for proper operation of the hydro-mechanical 
unit (HMU) acceleration controller axle except on engines that 
incorporate modification TU 132. That AD also provides an optional 
terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This AD requires the 
same actions, but expands the applicability to include all engines that 
do not incorporate modification TU 149. This AD results from reports of 
engines with modification TU 132 incorporated experiencing stuck 
controller axles in the metering valve body. We are issuing this AD to 
prevent loss of control of engine fuel flow in manual control mode or 
mixed control mode, which can lead to engine overspeed, and in-flight 
engine shutdown resulting in a forced autorotation landing or accident.

DATES: Effective October 12, 2010. The Director of the Federal Register 
approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed 
in the AD as of October 12, 2010.
    We must receive any comments on this AD by October 27, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Use one of the following addresses to comment on this AD.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for sending your 
comments electronically.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building

[[Page 59061]]

Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Fax: (202) 493-2251.
    Contact Turbom[eacute]ca, 40220 Tarnos, France; telephone 33 05 59 
74 40 00; fax 33 05 59 74 45 15, for the service information identified 
in this AD.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Dickert, Aerospace Engineer, 
Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine and Propeller Directorate, 12 
New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; e-mail: 
kevin.dickert@faa.gov; telephone (781) 238-7117; fax (781) 238-7199.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 9, 2007, the FAA issued AD 2005-13-
25R1, Amendment 39-15028 (72 FR 19110, April 17, 2007). That AD 
requires initial and repetitive inspections, cleaning, lubrication, and 
checks for proper operation of the HMU acceleration controller axle on 
engines that incorporate modification TU 62A, unless the engine 
incorporates modification TU 132. That AD was the result of several 
reports of the HMU acceleration controller axle sticking. The stuck 
acceleration controller axle resulted in engine overspeed and commanded 
and uncommanded in-flight engine shutdowns. That condition, if not 
corrected, could result in loss of control of engine fuel flow in 
manual control mode or mixed control mode, which can lead to engine 
overspeed, and in-flight engine shutdown resulting in a forced 
autorotation landing or accident.

Actions Since AD 2005-13-25R1 Was Issued

    Since we issued AD 2005-13-25R1, the European Aviation Safety 
Authority (EASA), which is the airworthiness agent for the Member 
States of the European Union, has informed us that the manufacturer, 
Turbom[eacute]ca S.A., has reported additional occurrences of stuck 
controller axles in the metering valve body. Some of these occurrences 
occurred on engines that incorporated modification TU 132. 
Turbom[eacute]ca S.A. introduced modification TU 149 to eliminate the 
cause of the unsafe condition on the ARRIEL 2B turboshaft engines. This 
AD requires inspecting and lubricating the P3 cover and HMU 
acceleration control axle on HMUs that are not modified to TU 149. It 
also approves incorporating modification TU 149 to eliminate the cause 
of the unsafe condition and the repetitive inspections required by this 
AD. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of control of engine fuel 
flow in the manual or mixed control modes, which can lead to engine 
overspeed, and in-flight engine shutdown resulting in a forced 
autorotation landing or accident.

Relevant Service Information

    Turbom[eacute]ca has issued Mandatory Service Bulletin A292 73 
2814, Version D, dated October 16, 2009, that describes procedures for 
inspecting, lubricating, and checking for proper operation of the HMU 
acceleration controller axle. EASA classified this service bulletin as 
mandatory and issued AD 2009-0246, dated November 10, 2009, in order to 
assure the airworthiness of these ARRIEL 2B turboshaft engines in the 
European Union.

Bilateral Airworthiness Agreement

    This engine model is manufactured in France, and is type 
certificated for operation in the United States under the provisions of 
section 21.29 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 21.29) and 
the applicable bilateral airworthiness agreement. Under that agreement, 
EASA has kept us informed of the situation described above. We have 
examined EASA's findings, reviewed all available information, and 
determined that AD action is necessary for products of this type design 
that are certificated for operation in the United States.

FAA's Determination and Requirements of This AD

    The unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or 
develop on other Turbom[eacute]ca S.A. ARRIEL 2B turboshaft engines of 
the same type design. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of control 
of engine fuel flow in the manual control mode or mixed control mode, 
which can lead to engine overspeed, and in-flight engine shutdown 
resulting in a forced autorotation landing or accident. This AD 
requires initial and repetitive inspections, cleaning, lubrication, and 
checks for proper operation of the HMU acceleration controller axle. 
You must use the service information described previously to perform 
the actions required by this AD.

FAA's Determination of the Effective Date

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

Comments Invited

    This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight 
safety and was not preceded by notice and an opportunity for public 
comment; however, we invite you to send us any written relevant data, 
views, or arguments regarding this AD. Send your comments to an address 
listed under ADDRESSES. Include ``AD Docket No. FAA-2005-21624; 
Directorate Identifier 2005-NE-17-AD'' in the subject line of your 
comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, 
economic, environmental, and energy aspects of the rule that might 
suggest a need to modify it.
    We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We 
will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact 
with FAA personnel concerning this AD. Using the search function of the 
Web site, anyone can find and read the comments in any of our dockets, 
including the name of the individual who sent the comment (or signed 
the comment on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). 
You may review the DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal 
Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477-78).

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at 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 the same as 
the Mail address provided in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be 
available in the AD docket shortly after receipt.

Authority for This Rulemaking

    Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA's authority to 
issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, Section 106, describes the 
authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, 
describes in more detail the scope of the Agency's authority.
    We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in 
Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701, ``General 
requirements.'' Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with 
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in

[[Page 59062]]

air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and 
procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air 
commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because 
it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on 
products identified in this rulemaking action.

Regulatory Findings

    We have determined that this AD will not have federalism 
implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a 
substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between 
the national Government and the States, or on the distribution of power 
and responsibilities among the various levels of government.
    For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD:
    1. Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive Order 
12866;
    2. Is not a ``significant rule'' under the DOT Regulatory Policies 
and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and
    3. Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or 
negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
    We prepared a summary of the costs to comply with this AD and 
placed it in the AD Docket. You may get a copy of this summary at the 
address listed under ADDRESSES.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

Adoption of the Amendment

0
Under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the Federal 
Aviation Administration amends part 39 of the Federal Aviation 
Regulations (14 CFR part 39) as follows:

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

0
1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows:


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


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

0
2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by removing Amendment 39-15028 (72 FR 
19110, April 17, 2007), and by adding a new airworthiness directive, 
Amendment 39-16439, to read as follows:
2010-20-05 Turbom[eacute]ca S.A.: Amendment 39-16439. Docket No. 
FAA-2005-21624; Directorate Identifier 2005-NE-17-AD.

Effective Date

    (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective October 
12, 2010.

Affected ADs

    (b) This AD supersedes AD 2005-13-25R1, Amendment 39-15028.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to Turbom[eacute]ca S.A. ARRIEL 2B 
turboshaft engines that do not have Modification TU 149 
incorporated. These engines are installed on, but not limited to, 
Eurocopter AS350B3 helicopters.

Unsafe Condition

    (d) This AD results from reports of engines with modification TU 
132 incorporated experiencing stuck acceleration control axles in 
the hydromechanical unit (HMU) metering valve body. We are issuing 
this AD to prevent loss of control of engine fuel flow in manual 
control mode or mixed control mode, which can lead to engine 
overspeed, and in-flight engine shutdown resulting in a forced 
autorotation landing or accident.

Compliance

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

HMUs Without Modification TU 149

    (f) Within 20 operating hours of the effective date of this AD, 
check the fuel metering system and perform maintenance procedures in 
accordance with Paragraph 2 of Turbom[eacute]ca MSB A292 73 2814, 
Version D, dated October 16, 2009.
    (g) Repeat the maintenance procedures of paragraph (f) of this 
AD within every 210 operating hours.

Optional Terminating Action

    (h) Modifying the HMU to Modification TU 149 terminates the 
repetitive inspection requirements specified in paragraph (g) of 
this AD. You can find guidance on modifying the HMU to Modification 
TU 149 in Turbom[eacute]ca Service Bulletin 292 73 2149, Version C, 
dated August 10, 2009.

Previous Credit

    (i) Maintenance performed prior to the effective date of this AD 
using Turbom[eacute]ca MSB A292 73 2814, Version C, dated December 
19, 2006, or an earlier version of this MSB, satisfies the 
maintenance requirements of paragraph (f) of this AD.

Alternative Methods of Compliance

    (j) 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.

Related Information

    (k) EASA airworthiness directive 2009-00246, dated November 10, 
2009, also addresses the subject of this AD.
    (l) Contact Kevin Dickert, Aerospace Engineer, Engine 
Certification Office, FAA, Engine and Propeller Directorate, 12 New 
England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; e-mail: 
kevin.dickert@faa.gov; telephone (781) 238-7117, fax (781) 238-7199, 
for more information about this AD.

Material Incorporated by Reference

    (m) You must use Turbom[eacute]ca Mandatory Service Bulletin 
(MSB) A292 73 2814, Version D, dated October 16, 2009, to perform 
the actions required by this AD. The Director of the Federal 
Register approved the incorporation by reference of MSB A292 73 
2814, Version D, dated October 16, 2009, in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 
552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. Contact Turbom[eacute]ca S.A., 40220 
Tarnos, France; telephone 33 05 59 74 40 00, fax 33 05 59 74 45 15, 
for a copy of this service information. You may review copies at the 
FAA, New England Region, Office of the Regional Counsel, 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/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.

    Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on September 15, 2010.
Thomas A. Boudreau,
Acting Manager, Engine and Propeller Directorate, Aircraft 
Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-23581 Filed 9-24-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-13-P