Airworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. Model AB412 Helicopters, 28169-28171 [2011-11797]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 94 / Monday, May 16, 2011 / Rules and Regulations an immediate effective date. For the same reasons, the FDIC finds that there is good cause for this Final Rule to take effect immediately upon publication in the Federal Register. The Final Rule is identical to the Interim Final Rule that became effective on November 30, 2010. No purpose would be served by delaying the Final Rule’s effective date. B. 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The Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 1999— Assessment of Federal Regulations and Policies on Families The FDIC has determined that the Final Rule will not affect family wellbeing within the measure of section 654 of the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, enacted as part of the Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1999 (Pub. L. 105–277, 112 Stat. 2681). G. Plain Language Section 722 of the Gramm-LeachBliley Act, Public Law 106–102, 113 Stat. 1338, 1471 (November 12, 1999), requires the federal banking agencies to use plain language in all proposed and final rules published after January 1, 2000. The FDIC has sought to present the revisions to Part 335 in a simple and straightforward manner. It requested comments on all aspects of the Interim Final Rule and received none. List of Subjects in 12 CFR Part 335 Accounting, Banks, Banking, Confidential business information, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Securities. PART 335—SECURITIES OF NONMEMBER INSURED BANKS Accordingly, the interim rule amending 12 CFR part 335 which was published at 75 FR 73947 on November 30, 2010, is adopted as a final rule without change. ■ [FR Doc. 2011–11788 Filed 5–13–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6714–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2011–0452; Directorate Identifier 2008–SW–27–AD; Amendment 39– 16692; AD 2011–10–11] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. Model AB412 Helicopters Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model AB412 helicopters. This AD results from SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 28169 mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by the aviation authority of Italy to identify and correct an unsafe condition related to the rescue hoist hook installed on this model helicopter. The aviation authority of Italy, with which we have a bilateral agreement, states in the MCAI that a missing lock pin may cause the loss of the hoist hook and any load. The absence of the lock pin constitutes an unsafe condition, and this AD is intended to detect the presence of an identification plate marked ‘‘BT 412– 124,’’ which indicates that the hook assembly has the lock pin installed to prevent the loss of a rescue hoist hook and its load. DATES: This AD becomes effective on May 31, 2011. We must receive comments on this AD by July 15, 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 W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. You may get the service information identified in this AD from Via Giovanni Agusta, 520 21017 Cascina Costa di Samarate (VA), Italy, telephone 39 0331–229111, fax 39 0331–229605/ 222595, or at https:// customersupport.agusta.com/ technical_advice.php. Examining the AD Docket: 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, 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: George Schwab, Aerospace Engineer, Safety Management Group, FAA, Rotorcraft Directorate, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76137; telephone (817) 222–5114; fax (817) 222–5961. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\16MYR1.SGM 16MYR1 28170 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 94 / Monday, May 16, 2011 / Rules and Regulations Discussion The Ente Nazionale Per L’Aviazione Civile (ENAC), which is the aviation authority for Italy, has issued Italian Airworthiness Directive No. 2008–62, dated February 19, 2008 (referred to after this as ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for these Italiancertificated helicopters. The MCAI states that a missing lock pin may cause the loss of the hoist hook and any load. The absence of the lock pin constitutes an unsafe condition, and this AD is intended to detect the presence of an identification plate marked ‘‘BT 412– 124,’’ which indicates that the hook assembly has the lock pin installed to prevent the loss of a rescue hoist hook and its load. You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI and service information in the AD docket. Related Service Information Agusta has issued Alert Bollettino Tecnico No. 412–124, dated February 19, 2008, that describes performing a one-time inspection to verify the presence of a lock pin in the installed and spare hoist hook assemblies, returning the hoist hook assembly to Agusta if it is missing a lock pin, or installing a plate on the hoist showing compliance with the inspection if a lock pin is present. The actions described in this service information are intended to correct the same unsafe condition as that identified in the MCAI. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES FAA’s Evaluation and Unsafe Condition Determination These helicopters have been approved by the aviation authority of Italy, and are approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant to our bilateral agreement with Italy, they have notified us of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI. We are issuing this AD because we evaluated all information and determined the unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or develop on other helicopters of this same type design. Differences Between This AD and the MCAI This AD differs from the MCAI as follows: • We do not require inspecting spare part hook assemblies. • We do not require a March 31, 2008 compliance time because that date has passed. • We do not require returning a hook assembly in which there is no lock pin installed to the manufacturer. These differences are highlighted in the ‘‘Differences Between this AD and the MCAI’’ section in the AD. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 May 13, 2011 Jkt 223001 Costs of Compliance There are no costs of compliance since there are no helicopters of this type design on the U.S. Registry. FAA’s Determination of the Effective Date Since there are currently no affected U.S. registered helicopters, we have determined that notice and opportunity for prior public comment before issuing this AD are unnecessary, 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 we did not precede it by notice and opportunity for public comment. We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2011–0452; Directorate Identifier 2008–SW–27–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this AD because of those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we receive about this AD. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Regulatory Findings We determined that this AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify this AD: 1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and 3. Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. 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: ■ 2011–10–11 AGUSTA S.p.A.: Amendment 39–16692. Docket No. FAA–2011–0452; Directorate Identifier 2008–SW–27–AD. Effective Date (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective on May 31, 2011. Other Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to Model AB412 helicopters, with rescue hoist assembly, part number (P/N) BL–10300–60 or P/N 412– 8800–01–315 with a rescue hook assembly, P/N S6150–61090–1 or P/N 412–8800–05– 101, installed, certificated in any category. Reason (d) The mandatory continued airworthiness information (MCAI) states that a missing lock pin may cause the loss of the hoist hook and any load. The absence of the lock pin constitutes an unsafe condition and this AD is intended to detect the absence of this lock pin to prevent the loss of a rescue hoist hook and its load. E:\FR\FM\16MYR1.SGM 16MYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 94 / Monday, May 16, 2011 / Rules and Regulations Actions and Compliance DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (e) Before further flight, unless accomplished previously, inspect the rescue hoist hook assembly (hook assembly) for the presence of an attached identification plate marked ‘‘BT 412–124.’’ (1) If this identification plate is installed on the hook assembly, no further action is required. (2) If this identification plate is not installed on the hook assembly: (i) Review the hook assembly maintenance records to determine if the hook assembly was manufactured after April 1, 2008. If so, no further action is required. (ii) If the hook assembly date of manufacture is March 31, 2008, or earlier or if the date of manufacture cannot be determined, replace the hook assembly with an airworthy hook assembly that was either manufactured after April 2, 2008, or has an identification plate installed that is marked ‘‘BT 412–124.’’ Differences Between This AD and the MCAI (f) This AD differs from the MCAI as follows: (1) We do not require inspecting spare part hook assemblies. (2) We do not require a March 31, 2008 compliance time because that date has passed. (3) We do not require returning a hook assembly in which there is no lock pin installed to the manufacturer. Other Information (g) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, Safety Management Group, 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: George Schwab, Aerospace Engineer, Safety Management Group, FAA, Rotorcraft Directorate, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76137; telephone (817) 222–5114; fax (817) 222– 5961. Related Information erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES (h) Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) Ente Nazionale Per L’Aviazone Civile (ENAC) Airworthiness Directive No. 2008–62, dated February 19, 2008, and Agusta Alert Bollettino Tecnico No. 412–124, dated February 19, 2008, contain related information. (i) The Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC)/Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code is 2550, External Load Handling Equipment. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on April 28, 2011. Scott A. Horn, Acting Manager, Rotorcraft Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2011–11797 Filed 5–13–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 May 13, 2011 Jkt 223001 Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 97 [Docket No. 30781; Amdt. No. 3424] Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 online free of charge. Visit https:// www.nfdc.faa.gov to register. Additionally, individual SIAP and Takeoff Minimums and ODP copies may be obtained from: 1. FAA Public Inquiry Center (APA– 200), FAA Headquarters Building, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; or 2. The FAA Regional Office of the region in which the affected airport is located. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: This establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports. DATES: This rule is effective May 16, 2011. The compliance date for each SIAP, associated Takeoff Minimums, and ODP is specified in the amendatory provisions. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the regulations is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of May 16, 2011. ADDRESSES: Availability of matters incorporated by reference in the amendment is as follows: For Examination— 1. FAA Rules Docket, FAA Headquarters Building, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; 2. The FAA Regional Office of the region in which the affected airport is located; 3. The National Flight Procedures Office, 6500 South MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73169 or 4. 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. Availability—All SIAPs and Takeoff Minimums and ODPs are available SUMMARY: 28171 Harry J. Hodges, Flight Procedure Standards Branch (AFS–420), Flight Technologies and Programs Divisions, Flight Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration, Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, 6500 South MacArthur Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73169 (Mail Address: P.O. Box 25082, Oklahoma City, OK 73125) Telephone: (405) 954–4164. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This rule amends Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 97 (14 CFR part 97), by establishing, amending, suspending, or revoking SIAPS, Takeoff Minimums and/or ODPS. The complete regulators description of each SIAP and its associated Takeoff Minimums or ODP for an identified airport is listed on FAA form documents which are incorporated by reference in this amendment under 5 U.S.C. 552(a), 1 CFR part 51, and 14 CFR part 97.20. The applicable FAA Forms are FAA Forms 8260–3, 8260–4, 8260–5, 8260–15A, and 8260–15B when required by an entry on 8260–15A. The large number of SIAPs, Takeoff Minimums and ODPs, in addition to their complex nature and the need for a special format make publication in the Federal Register expensive and impractical. Furthermore, airmen do not use the regulatory text of the SIAPs, Takeoff Minimums or ODPs, but instead refer to their depiction on charts printed by publishers of aeronautical materials. The advantages of incorporation by reference are realized and publication of the complete description of each SIAP, Takeoff Minimums and ODP listed on FAA forms is unnecessary. This amendment provides the affected CFR sections and specifies the types of SIAPs and the effective dates of the associated Takeoff Minimums and ODPs. This amendment also identifies the airport and its location, the procedure, and the amendment number. The Rule This amendment to 14 CFR part 97 is effective upon publication of each separate SIAP, Takeoff Minimums and ODP as contained in the transmittal. Some SIAP and Takeoff Minimums and E:\FR\FM\16MYR1.SGM 16MYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 94 (Monday, May 16, 2011)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2011-0452; Directorate Identifier 2008-SW-27-AD; 
Amendment 39-16692; AD 2011-10-11]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. Model AB412 Helicopters

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

ACTION: Final rule; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta 
S.p.A. (Agusta) Model AB412 helicopters. This AD results from mandatory 
continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by the aviation 
authority of Italy to identify and correct an unsafe condition related 
to the rescue hoist hook installed on this model helicopter. The 
aviation authority of Italy, with which we have a bilateral agreement, 
states in the MCAI that a missing lock pin may cause the loss of the 
hoist hook and any load. The absence of the lock pin constitutes an 
unsafe condition, and this AD is intended to detect the presence of an 
identification plate marked ``BT 412-124,'' which indicates that the 
hook assembly has the lock pin installed to prevent the loss of a 
rescue hoist hook and its load.

DATES: This AD becomes effective on May 31, 2011.
    We must receive comments on this AD by July 15, 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 W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    You may get the service information identified in this AD from Via 
Giovanni Agusta, 520 21017 Cascina Costa di Samarate (VA), Italy, 
telephone 39 0331-229111, fax 39 0331-229605/222595, or at https://customersupport.agusta.com/technical_advice.php.
    Examining the AD Docket: 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, 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: George Schwab, Aerospace Engineer, 
Safety Management Group, FAA, Rotorcraft Directorate, 2601 Meacham 
Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76137; telephone (817) 222-5114; fax (817) 222-
5961.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

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Discussion

    The Ente Nazionale Per L'Aviazione Civile (ENAC), which is the 
aviation authority for Italy, has issued Italian Airworthiness 
Directive No. 2008-62, dated February 19, 2008 (referred to after this 
as ``the MCAI''), to correct an unsafe condition for these Italian-
certificated helicopters. The MCAI states that a missing lock pin may 
cause the loss of the hoist hook and any load. The absence of the lock 
pin constitutes an unsafe condition, and this AD is intended to detect 
the presence of an identification plate marked ``BT 412-124,'' which 
indicates that the hook assembly has the lock pin installed to prevent 
the loss of a rescue hoist hook and its load.
    You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI and 
service information in the AD docket.

Related Service Information

    Agusta has issued Alert Bollettino Tecnico No. 412-124, dated 
February 19, 2008, that describes performing a one-time inspection to 
verify the presence of a lock pin in the installed and spare hoist hook 
assemblies, returning the hoist hook assembly to Agusta if it is 
missing a lock pin, or installing a plate on the hoist showing 
compliance with the inspection if a lock pin is present. The actions 
described in this service information are intended to correct the same 
unsafe condition as that identified in the MCAI.

FAA's Evaluation and Unsafe Condition Determination

    These helicopters have been approved by the aviation authority of 
Italy, and are approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant to 
our bilateral agreement with Italy, they have notified us of the unsafe 
condition described in the MCAI. We are issuing this AD because we 
evaluated all information and determined the unsafe condition exists 
and is likely to exist or develop on other helicopters of this same 
type design.

Differences Between This AD and the MCAI

    This AD differs from the MCAI as follows:
     We do not require inspecting spare part hook assemblies.
     We do not require a March 31, 2008 compliance time because 
that date has passed.
     We do not require returning a hook assembly in which there 
is no lock pin installed to the manufacturer.
    These differences are highlighted in the ``Differences Between this 
AD and the MCAI'' section in the AD.

Costs of Compliance

    There are no costs of compliance since there are no helicopters of 
this type design on the U.S. Registry.

FAA's Determination of the Effective Date

    Since there are currently no affected U.S. registered helicopters, 
we have determined that notice and opportunity for prior public comment 
before issuing this AD are unnecessary, 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 we did not precede it by notice and opportunity for public 
comment. We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this AD. Send your comments to an address listed under 
the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2011-0452; Directorate 
Identifier 2008-SW-27-AD'' at the beginning of your comments. We 
specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, 
environmental, and energy aspects of this AD. We will consider all 
comments received by the closing date and may amend this AD because of 
those comments.
    We will post all comments we receive, without change, to https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We 
will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we 
receive about this AD.

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 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.

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

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 adding the following new AD:

2011-10-11 AGUSTA S.p.A.: Amendment 39-16692. Docket No. FAA-2011-
0452; Directorate Identifier 2008-SW-27-AD.

Effective Date

    (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective on May 
31, 2011.

Other Affected ADs

    (b) None.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to Model AB412 helicopters, with rescue 
hoist assembly, part number (P/N) BL-10300-60 or P/N 412-8800-01-315 
with a rescue hook assembly, P/N S6150-61090-1 or P/N 412-8800-05-
101, installed, certificated in any category.

Reason

    (d) The mandatory continued airworthiness information (MCAI) 
states that a missing lock pin may cause the loss of the hoist hook 
and any load. The absence of the lock pin constitutes an unsafe 
condition and this AD is intended to detect the absence of this lock 
pin to prevent the loss of a rescue hoist hook and its load.

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Actions and Compliance

    (e) Before further flight, unless accomplished previously, 
inspect the rescue hoist hook assembly (hook assembly) for the 
presence of an attached identification plate marked ``BT 412-124.''
    (1) If this identification plate is installed on the hook 
assembly, no further action is required.
    (2) If this identification plate is not installed on the hook 
assembly:
    (i) Review the hook assembly maintenance records to determine if 
the hook assembly was manufactured after April 1, 2008. If so, no 
further action is required.
    (ii) If the hook assembly date of manufacture is March 31, 2008, 
or earlier or if the date of manufacture cannot be determined, 
replace the hook assembly with an airworthy hook assembly that was 
either manufactured after April 2, 2008, or has an identification 
plate installed that is marked ``BT 412-124.''

Differences Between This AD and the MCAI

    (f) This AD differs from the MCAI as follows:
    (1) We do not require inspecting spare part hook assemblies.
    (2) We do not require a March 31, 2008 compliance time because 
that date has passed.
    (3) We do not require returning a hook assembly in which there 
is no lock pin installed to the manufacturer.

Other Information

    (g) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, 
Safety Management Group, 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: George Schwab, Aerospace Engineer, Safety 
Management Group, FAA, Rotorcraft Directorate, 2601 Meacham Blvd., 
Fort Worth, TX 76137; telephone (817) 222-5114; fax (817) 222-5961.

Related Information

    (h) Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) Ente 
Nazionale Per L'Aviazone Civile (ENAC) Airworthiness Directive No. 
2008-62, dated February 19, 2008, and Agusta Alert Bollettino 
Tecnico No. 412-124, dated February 19, 2008, contain related 
information.
    (i) The Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC)/Air Transport 
Association (ATA) of America Code is 2550, External Load Handling 
Equipment.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on April 28, 2011.
Scott A. Horn,
Acting Manager, Rotorcraft Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service.
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