Airworthiness Directives; SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes, 71536-71538 [2010-28612]

Download as PDF 71536 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 24, 2010 / Rules and Regulations AGENCY: mysocata.com/. You may review copies of the referenced service information at the FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 816–329–4148. 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: We are superseding an existing 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 August 26, 2010 (75 FR 52480), and proposed to supersede AD 2009–23–12, Amendment 39–16086 (74 FR 58539; November 13, 2009). That NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states that: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2010–0862; Directorate Identifier 2010–CE–040–AD; Amendment 39–16518; AD 2010–23–28] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with RULES During a SOCATA flight test, it was noted some difficulties for the pilot to release oxygen. After investigation it was found that, due to the design of the oxygen generator release pin, one of the mask’s lanyard linked to the pin could be jammed when it is pulled by a pilot or a passenger. This condition, if not corrected, would lead, in case of an emergency procedure due to decompression, to a risk of generator fault with subsequent lack of oxygen on crew and/ or passenger. We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD becomes effective December 29, 2010. On December 29, 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 https:// www.regulations.gov or in person at the Docket 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 service information identified in this AD, contact SOCATA—Direction des services, 65921 Tarbes Cedex 9, France; telephone: 33 (0) 62 41 73 00; fax: + 33 (0) 62 41 76 54; or for the U.S.A: SOCATA NORTH AMERICA, North Perry Airport, 7501 South Airport Rd., Pembroke Pines, Florida 33023; telephone: 1 (954) 893 1400; fax: 1 (954) 964 4141; Internet: https:// VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:38 Nov 23, 2010 Jkt 223001 During a SOCATA flight test, it was noted some difficulties for the pilot to release oxygen. After investigation it was found that, due to the design of the oxygen generator release pin, one of the mask’s lanyard linked to the pin could be jammed when it is pulled by a pilot or a passenger. This condition, if not corrected, would lead, in case of an emergency procedure due to decompression, to a risk of generator fault with subsequent lack of oxygen on crew and/ or passenger. For the reason described above, SOCATA released Pilot Operating Handbook (POH) Temporary Revision (TR) 03 which asks, in case of failure to release oxygen, to pull on the other mask lanyard in order to activate the oxygen generator. The Emergency AD 2009–0096–E was issued to mandate the follow-up of these actions by the operators in case of failure. This EAD was subsequently revised into AD 2009–0096R1 in order to clarify the applicability. A SOCATA modification enabling to solve this issue has been developed. Consequently, this new AD, superseding EASA AD 2009– 0096R1 retaining its requirements, requires implementing the modification which is a terminating action. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We considered the comment received. Retain Page 3.13.5 of TR No. 3 ´ Catherine Herau, Socata, to maintain consistency with the MCAI, requests that we retain Page 3.13.5 of TR No. 3, dated March 2009, inserted into the Emergency Procedures section and the Limitations section of DAHER-SOCATA TBM 700 A & B POH. We agree with the PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 commenter there is a necessity to keep the associated page of the TR in the POH. We have deleted the requirement to remove Page 3.13.5 of TR No. 3 from the final rule AD action. Conclusion We reviewed the available data, including the comment received, and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD with the changes described previously. We determined that these changes will not increase the economic burden on any operator or increase the scope of the AD. 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 126 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it will take about 1 workhour per product to comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Required parts will cost about $66 per product. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD to the U.S. operators to be $19,026 or $151 per product. Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. ‘‘Subtitle VII: Aviation Programs,’’ describes in more detail the scope of the Agency’s authority. We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in ‘‘Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: General requirements.’’ Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation E:\FR\FM\24NOR1.SGM 24NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 24, 2010 / Rules and Regulations 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 https:// www.regulations.gov; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains 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 jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with RULES PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by removing Amendment 39–16086 (74 FR ■ VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:38 Nov 23, 2010 Jkt 223001 2010–23–28 SOCATA: Amendment 39– 16518; Docket No. FAA–2010–0862; Directorate Identifier 2010–CE–040–AD. Effective Date (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective December 29, 2010. Affected ADs (b) This AD supersedes AD 2009–23–12, Amendment 39–16086. Applicability (c) This AD applies to SOCATA Model TBM 700 airplanes, serial numbers 1 through 204, 206 through 239, and 241 through 243, that are: (i) certificated in any category; and (ii) equipped with a chemical oxygen generation system. Subject (d) Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Code 35: Oxygen. Reason (e) The mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) states: During a SOCATA flight test, it was noted some difficulties for the pilot to release oxygen. After investigation it was found that, due to the design of the oxygen generator release pin, one of the mask’s lanyard linked to the pin could be jammed when it is pulled by a pilot or a passenger. This condition, if not corrected, would lead, in case of an emergency procedure due to decompression, to a risk of generator fault with subsequent lack of oxygen on crew and/ or passenger. For the reason described above, SOCATA released Pilot Operating Handbook (POH) Temporary Revision (TR) 03 which asks, in case of failure to release oxygen, to pull on the other mask lanyard in order to activate the oxygen generator. The Emergency AD 2009–0096–E was issued to mandate the follow-up of these actions by the operators in case of failure. This EAD was subsequently revised into AD 2009–0096R1 in order to clarify the applicability. A SOCATA modification enabling to solve this issue has been developed. Consequently, this new AD, superseding EASA AD 2009– 0096R1 retaining its requirements, requires implementing the modification which is a terminating action. Actions and Compliance Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: ■ § 39.13 58539; November 13, 2009) and adding the following new AD: (f) Unless already done, do the following actions: (1) Before further flight after December 29, 2010 (the effective date of this AD), insert Temporary Revision No. 3, dated March 2009, into the Emergency Procedures section and the Limitations section of DAHERSOCATA TBM 700 A & B Pilot’s Operating Handbook (POH). (2) Within 7 months after December 29, 2010 (the effective date of this AD) or 100 hours time-in-service (TIS) after December 29, 2010 (the effective date of this AD), whichever occurs first, replace the existing oxygen generator release pin, part number (P/ PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 71537 N) T700A3510038100, with an open pin, P/N T700A351004410000, using the accomplishment instructions of DAHERSOCATA TBM Aircraft Mandatory Service Bulletin SB 70–168, dated December 2009. (3) After December 29, 2010 (the effective date of this AD), do not install in any affected airplane an oxygen generator release pin, P/N T700A3510038100. 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 FAAapproved 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, a federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection of information displays a current valid OMB Control Number. The OMB Control Number for this information collection is 2120–0056. Public reporting for this collection of information is estimated to be approximately 5 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, completing and reviewing the collection of information. All responses to this collection of information are mandatory. Comments concerning the accuracy of this burden and suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to the FAA at: 800 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20591, Attn: Information Collection Clearance Officer, AES–200. Related Information (h) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD No. 2010–0090, dated May 18, 2010; DAHER-SOCATA TBM 700 A & B Pilot’s Operating Handbook (POH), Temporary Revision No. 3, dated March 2009; and DAHER-SOCATA TBM Aircraft Mandatory Service Bulletin SB 70–168, dated December 2009, for related information. E:\FR\FM\24NOR1.SGM 24NOR1 71538 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 24, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Material Incorporated by Reference (i) You must use DAHER-SOCATA TBM 700 A & B Pilot’s Operating Handbook (POH), Temporary Revision No. 3, dated March 2009; and DAHER-SOCATA TBM Aircraft Mandatory Service Bulletin SB 70–168, dated December 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—Direction des services, 65921 Tarbes Cedex 9, France; telephone: 33 (0) 62 41 73 00; fax: + 33 (0) 62 41 76 54; or for the U.S.A.: SOCATA NORTH AMERICA, North Perry Airport, 7501 South Airport Rd., Pembroke Pines, Florida 33023; telephone: 1 (954) 893 1400; fax: 1 (954) 964 4141; Internet: https:// mysocata.com/. (3) You may review copies of the referenced service information at the FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 816–329–4148. (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: https://www.archives.gov/federal_register/ code_of_federal_regulations/ ibr_locations.html. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on November 4, 2010. James E. Jackson, Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2010–28612 Filed 11–23–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as: An A340–642 operator reported [fault messages ‘‘Main Fuel Pump 4’’ and ‘‘Eng 4 Stall/Surge’’] * * * and finally the engine had an auto shutdown [along] with [fault message ‘‘Engine 4 Fail’’] * * *. * * * * * Simultaneous loss of at least two Main Pumps along with other potential failures related to the in-service event may lead to a dual engine loss. * * * * * This AD requires actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI. DATES: This AD becomes effective December 9, 2010. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in the AD as of December 9, 2010. We must receive comments on this AD by January 10, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–40, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Examining the AD Docket 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2010–1110; Directorate Identifier 2010–NM–052–AD; Amendment 39–16517; AD 2010–23–27] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A340–500 and A340–600 Series Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with RULES AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:38 Nov 23, 2010 Jkt 223001 You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at https:// www.regulations.gov; or in person at the Docket Operations office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Operations office (telephone (800) 647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vladimir Ulyanov, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; telephone (425) 227–1138; fax (425) 227–1149. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Discussion The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Community, has issued EASA Airworthiness Directive 2010–0013, dated January 26, 2010 (referred to after this as ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: An A340–642 operator reported a Main Fuel Pump 4 fault that occurred during descent. Afterwards it was followed by a 2 times Eng 4 Stall/Surge Message and finally the engine had an auto shutdown with Message Engine 4 Fail. Analysis of the A340–500/600 aircraft fuelpump electrical-circuit design has shown that when a main fuel pump becomes unserviceable and the fuel pressure indication system indicates abnormal High (HI) pressure, these unwanted conditions occur: —There is no Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitor (ECAM) caution or fault light of the unserviceable fuel pump. —The crew cannot manually set the standby fuel pump to ‘ON’ because of the main pump pressure abnormal HI condition. Simultaneous loss of at least two Main Pumps along with other potential failures related to the in-service event may lead to a dual engine loss. This AD mandates the modification of the main and standby pump wiring logic which will let the related standby fuel pump be set ‘ON’ irrespective of the status of the main fuel pump pressure switch in each of the conditions that follow: —After the main fuel pump becomes unserviceable; —When the push-button switch of the related main fuel pump is set to ‘OFF’, even if the fuel pump pressure indicates abnormally HI. You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket. Relevant Service Information Airbus has issued Mandatory Service Bulletin A340–28–5050, including Appendix 1, dated October 8, 2009. The actions described in this service information are intended to correct the unsafe condition identified in the MCAI. FAA’s Determination and Requirements of This AD This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant to our bilateral agreement with the State of Design Authority, we have been notified of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service information referenced above. We are issuing this AD because we evaluated all pertinent information and determined the unsafe E:\FR\FM\24NOR1.SGM 24NOR1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 226 (Wednesday, November 24, 2010)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2010-0862; Directorate Identifier 2010-CE-040-AD; 
Amendment 39-16518; AD 2010-23-28]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are superseding an existing 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:

    During a SOCATA flight test, it was noted some difficulties for 
the pilot to release oxygen. After investigation it was found that, 
due to the design of the oxygen generator release pin, one of the 
mask's lanyard linked to the pin could be jammed when it is pulled 
by a pilot or a passenger.
    This condition, if not corrected, would lead, in case of an 
emergency procedure due to decompression, to a risk of generator 
fault with subsequent lack of oxygen on crew and/or passenger.

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

DATES: This AD becomes effective December 29, 2010.
    On December 29, 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 https://www.regulations.gov or in person at the Docket 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 service information identified in this AD, contact SOCATA--
Direction des services, 65921 Tarbes Cedex 9, France; telephone: 33 (0) 
62 41 73 00; fax: + 33 (0) 62 41 76 54; or for the U.S.A: SOCATA NORTH 
AMERICA, North Perry Airport, 7501 South Airport Rd., Pembroke Pines, 
Florida 33023; telephone: 1 (954) 893 1400; fax: 1 (954) 964 4141; 
Internet: https://mysocata.com/. You may review copies of the referenced 
service information at the FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, 
Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of 
this material at the FAA, call 816-329-4148.

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 August 26, 2010 (75 
FR 52480), and proposed to supersede AD 2009-23-12, Amendment 39-16086 
(74 FR 58539; November 13, 2009). That NPRM proposed to correct an 
unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states that:

    During a SOCATA flight test, it was noted some difficulties for 
the pilot to release oxygen. After investigation it was found that, 
due to the design of the oxygen generator release pin, one of the 
mask's lanyard linked to the pin could be jammed when it is pulled 
by a pilot or a passenger.
    This condition, if not corrected, would lead, in case of an 
emergency procedure due to decompression, to a risk of generator 
fault with subsequent lack of oxygen on crew and/or passenger.
    For the reason described above, SOCATA released Pilot Operating 
Handbook (POH) Temporary Revision (TR) 03 which asks, in case of 
failure to release oxygen, to pull on the other mask lanyard in 
order to activate the oxygen generator. The Emergency AD 2009-0096-E 
was issued to mandate the follow-up of these actions by the 
operators in case of failure. This EAD was subsequently revised into 
AD 2009-0096R1 in order to clarify the applicability.
    A SOCATA modification enabling to solve this issue has been 
developed. Consequently, this new AD, superseding EASA AD 2009-
0096R1 retaining its requirements, requires implementing the 
modification which is a terminating action.

Comments

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

Retain Page 3.13.5 of TR No. 3

    Catherine H[eacute]rau, Socata, to maintain consistency with the 
MCAI, requests that we retain Page 3.13.5 of TR No. 3, dated March 
2009, inserted into the Emergency Procedures section and the 
Limitations section of DAHER-SOCATA TBM 700 A & B POH. We agree with 
the commenter there is a necessity to keep the associated page of the 
TR in the POH.
    We have deleted the requirement to remove Page 3.13.5 of TR No. 3 
from the final rule AD action.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the available data, including the comment received, and 
determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the 
AD with the changes described previously. We determined that these 
changes will not increase the economic burden on any operator or 
increase the scope of the AD.

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 126 products of U.S. registry. 
We also estimate that it will take about 1 work-hour per product to 
comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate 
is $85 per work-hour. Required parts will cost about $66 per product.
    Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD to the U.S. 
operators to be $19,026 or $151 per product.

Authority for This Rulemaking

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

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is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe 
condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in 
this rulemaking action.

Regulatory Findings

    We determined that this AD will not have federalism implications 
under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct 
effect on the States, on the relationship between the national 
government and the States, or on the distribution of power and 
responsibilities among the various levels of government.
    For the reasons discussed above, I certify this AD:
    (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive 
Order 12866;
    (2) Is not a ``significant rule'' under 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 https://www.regulations.gov; or in person at the Docket Management Facility 
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays. The AD docket contains 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 removing Amendment 39-16086 (74 FR 
58539; November 13, 2009) and adding the following new AD:

2010-23-28 SOCATA: Amendment 39-16518; Docket No. FAA-2010-0862; 
Directorate Identifier 2010-CE-040-AD.

Effective Date

    (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective December 
29, 2010.

Affected ADs

    (b) This AD supersedes AD 2009-23-12, Amendment 39-16086.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to SOCATA Model TBM 700 airplanes, serial 
numbers 1 through 204, 206 through 239, and 241 through 243, that 
are:
    (i) certificated in any category; and
    (ii) equipped with a chemical oxygen generation system.

Subject

    (d) Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Code 35: Oxygen.

Reason

    (e) The mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) 
states:
    During a SOCATA flight test, it was noted some difficulties for 
the pilot to release oxygen. After investigation it was found that, 
due to the design of the oxygen generator release pin, one of the 
mask's lanyard linked to the pin could be jammed when it is pulled 
by a pilot or a passenger.
    This condition, if not corrected, would lead, in case of an 
emergency procedure due to decompression, to a risk of generator 
fault with subsequent lack of oxygen on crew and/or passenger.
    For the reason described above, SOCATA released Pilot Operating 
Handbook (POH) Temporary Revision (TR) 03 which asks, in case of 
failure to release oxygen, to pull on the other mask lanyard in 
order to activate the oxygen generator. The Emergency AD 2009-0096-E 
was issued to mandate the follow-up of these actions by the 
operators in case of failure. This EAD was subsequently revised into 
AD 2009-0096R1 in order to clarify the applicability.
    A SOCATA modification enabling to solve this issue has been 
developed. Consequently, this new AD, superseding EASA AD 2009-
0096R1 retaining its requirements, requires implementing the 
modification which is a terminating action.

Actions and Compliance

    (f) Unless already done, do the following actions:
    (1) Before further flight after December 29, 2010 (the effective 
date of this AD), insert Temporary Revision No. 3, dated March 2009, 
into the Emergency Procedures section and the Limitations section of 
DAHER-SOCATA TBM 700 A & B Pilot's Operating Handbook (POH).
    (2) Within 7 months after December 29, 2010 (the effective date 
of this AD) or 100 hours time-in-service (TIS) after December 29, 
2010 (the effective date of this AD), whichever occurs first, 
replace the existing oxygen generator release pin, part number (P/N) 
T700A3510038100, with an open pin, P/N T700A351004410000, using the 
accomplishment instructions of DAHER-SOCATA TBM Aircraft Mandatory 
Service Bulletin SB 70-168, dated December 2009.
    (3) After December 29, 2010 (the effective date of this AD), do 
not install in any affected airplane an oxygen generator release 
pin, P/N T700A3510038100.

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, a federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person 
is not required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a 
penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information 
subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless 
that collection of information displays a current valid OMB Control 
Number. The OMB Control Number for this information collection is 
2120-0056. Public reporting for this collection of information is 
estimated to be approximately 5 minutes per response, including the 
time for reviewing instructions, completing and reviewing the 
collection of information. All responses to this collection of 
information are mandatory. Comments concerning the accuracy of this 
burden and suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to 
the FAA at: 800 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20591, Attn: 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, AES-200.

Related Information

    (h) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD No. 
2010-0090, dated May 18, 2010; DAHER-SOCATA TBM 700 A & B Pilot's 
Operating Handbook (POH), Temporary Revision No. 3, dated March 
2009; and DAHER-SOCATA TBM Aircraft Mandatory Service Bulletin SB 
70-168, dated December 2009, for related information.

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Material Incorporated by Reference

    (i) You must use DAHER-SOCATA TBM 700 A & B Pilot's Operating 
Handbook (POH), Temporary Revision No. 3, dated March 2009; and 
DAHER-SOCATA TBM Aircraft Mandatory Service Bulletin SB 70-168, 
dated December 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--Direction des services, 65921 Tarbes Cedex 9, France; 
telephone: 33 (0) 62 41 73 00; fax: + 33 (0) 62 41 76 54; or for the 
U.S.A.: SOCATA NORTH AMERICA, North Perry Airport, 7501 South 
Airport Rd., Pembroke Pines, Florida 33023; telephone: 1 (954) 893 
1400; fax: 1 (954) 964 4141; Internet: https://mysocata.com/.
    (3) You may review copies of the referenced service information 
at the FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Kansas City, 
Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of this material 
at the FAA, call 816-329-4148.
    (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: https://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.

    Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on November 4, 2010.
James E. Jackson,
Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-28612 Filed 11-23-10; 8:45 am]
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