Airworthiness Directives; Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Model (Diamond) DA 40 Airplanes Equipped With Certain Cabin Air Conditioning Systems, 37684-37686 [2011-16137]

Download as PDF 37684 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 124 / Tuesday, June 28, 2011 / Proposed Rules For the reasons discussed above, I certify that the proposed regulation: (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), (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and (4) 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, Safety. The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 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 removing airworthiness directive (AD) 2002–13–04, Amendment 39–12792 (67 FR 43230, June 27, 2002), and adding the following new AD: Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) and Rolls-Royce Motors Ltd. (R–RM) Series Reciprocating Engines: Docket No. FAA– 2011–0085; Directorate Identifier 2000–NE– 19–AD. (a) Comments Due Date The FAA must receive comments on this AD action by August 12, 2011. (b) Affected ADs This AD supersedes AD 2002–13–04, Amendment 39–12792. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with PROPOSALS (c) Applicability This AD applies to TCM and R–RM C–125, C–145, O–300, IO–360, TSIO–360, and LTSIO–520–AE series reciprocating engines with Champion Aerospace (formerly Unison Industries) Slick Magnetos, models 6314, 6324, and 6364, with magneto serial numbers (S/Ns) of 99110001 through 99129999 inclusive. (d) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by an error in the previous AD applicability in the range of magneto S/Ns affected, and by the need to include certain engines made by R–RM, under license of TCM. We are issuing this AD to prevent engine failure and loss of control of the airplane due to migration of the magneto impulse coupling stop pin out of the magneto frame and into the gear train of the engine. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:26 Jun 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 (e) Compliance Comply with this AD within 10 flight hours after the effective date of this AD, unless already done. (f) Replacement of Magneto Replace any magneto that has a S/N of 99110001 through 99129999, inclusive, with a magneto that does not have a serial number in that range. If magneto is not in this S/N range, no further action is required by this AD. (g) Inspections Inspect each removed magneto to verify that the impulse coupling stop pin is present. If the pin is missing, do the following: (1) For C–125, C–145, O–300, IO–360, and TSIO–360 series engines, do the following: (i) Remove magnetos, alternator or generator, and starter adapter from the accessory case. (ii) Remove the accessory case from the crankcase and oil sump. (iii) Visually inspect the entire engine gear train for damaged or broken gears and gear teeth. (iv) Inspect visible portions of the engine crankcase and accessory case for damage due to the stop pin becoming lodged between the engine gear train and the crankcase or accessory case. (v) If the accessory case is damaged, repair or replace the accessory case. (vi) If the engine crankcase is damaged, disassemble the engine, and repair or replace the crankcase. (vii) Inspect the oil pump drive gear teeth and inner cam gear teeth for damage. Replace any engine drive train component that has been damaged. (viii) Replace any damaged gear, and magnaflux the mating gears using the applicable engine overhaul manual. (2) For LTSIO–520–AE series engines, do the following: (i) Remove the starter adapter, fuel pump, vacuum pumps, accessory drive pads, and both magnetos. (ii) Visually inspect the entire engine gear train for damaged or broken gears and gear teeth. (iii) If any damage has occurred, remove the engine from the airplane, disassemble the engine, and inspect it for damage. If any damage is found, repair as necessary. (iv) Replace any damaged gear, and magnaflux the mating gears using the applicable engine overhaul manual. (v) Inspect the interior portions of the engine crankcase for damage due to the stop pin becoming lodged between the gear train and the crankcase. If the crankcase is damaged, repair or replace the crankcase. (h) Installation Prohibition After the effective date of this AD, do not install any Champion Aerospace (formerly Unison Industries) Slick magnetos, model 6314, 6324, or 6364 that have a S/N of 99110001 through 99129999 inclusive, on any engine. (i) Alternative Methods of Compliance The Manager, Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 (j) Related Information (1) A cross-reference for part numbers (P/ Ns) for Champion Aerospace (formerly Unison Industries) Slick magneto model 6314 (TCM P/N 653271), model 6324 (TCM P/N 653292), and model 6364 (TCM P/N 649696) can be found in TCM Mandatory Service Bulletin MSB00–6D, dated November 19, 2010. (2) For more information about this AD, contact Neil Duggan, Aerospace Engineer, Propulsion, Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate; 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, Georgia, 30337; phone: (404) 474–5576; fax: (404) 474–5606; e-mail: neil.duggan@faa.gov. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on June 20, 2011. Peter A. White, Acting Manager, Engine & Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2011–16088 Filed 6–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2011–0687; Directorate Identifier 2011–CE–017–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Model (Diamond) DA 40 Airplanes Equipped With Certain Cabin Air Conditioning Systems Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. AGENCY: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). ACTION: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD would require deactivation and removal of the vapor cycle system (VCS) installed per STC SA03674AT held by Premier Aircraft Services (originally held by DER Services) following DER Services Master Document List MDL– 2006–020–1, Revision C, dated February 3, 2009; Revision D, dated April 22, 2009; Revision E, dated May 12, 2010; or Revision F, dated July 6, 2010. This proposed AD would also require revision to the airplane weight and balance. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of damage around the VCS compressor mounting areas found during maintenance inspections. We are proposing this AD to remove the VCS mount, which could result in the air conditioner compressor SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28JNP1.SGM 28JNP1 37685 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 124 / Tuesday, June 28, 2011 / Proposed Rules disconnecting in the engine compartment. This condition could result in engine stoppage or additional damage to the engine. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by August 12, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://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: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this proposed AD, contact Premier Aircraft Service, 5540 NW. 23 Avenue Hangar 14, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309, telephone: (954) 771–0411; fax: (954) 334–1489; Internet: http:// www.flypas.com. You may review copies of the referenced service information at the FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust St., Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (816) 329–4148. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hal Horsburgh, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, stoppage or additional damage to the engine. Georgia 30337; telephone: (404) 474– 5553; fax: (404) 474–5606; e-mail: hal.horsburgh@faa.gov. Relevant Service Information SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposal. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA– 2011–0687, Directorate Identifier 2011– CE–017–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this proposed AD because of those comments. 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 we receive about this proposed AD. Discussion We received reports of damage found during maintenance inspections of the Diamond Model DA 40 airplanes equipped with a VCS installed per Premier Aircraft Service STC SA03674AT held by Premier Aircraft Services (originally held by DER Services) following DER Services Master Document List MDL–2006–020–1, Revision C, dated February 3, 2009; Revision D, dated April 22, 2009; Revision E, dated May 12, 2010; or Revision F, dated July 6, 2010. The damage included excessive wear in the VCS compressor mounting holes, mounting brackets, and the mounting bolt, and denting was found around the mounting bracket and compressor due to unintended relative motion. We are proposing this AD to remove the VCS mount, which could result in the air conditioner compressor disconnecting in the engine compartment. This condition could result in engine We reviewed Premier Aircraft Service Work Instruction PAS–WI–MSB–40– 2011–001, dated March 4, 2011; and Premier Aircraft Service Mandatory Service Bulletin No. PAS–MSB–40– 2011–001, dated March 4, 2011. The service information describes procedures for deactivation of the VCS Compressor and associated mounting hardware and the removal of the VCS installed per Premier Aircraft Service STC SA03674AT. FAA’s Determination We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all the relevant information and determined the unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or develop in other products of the same type design. Proposed AD Requirements This proposed AD would require deactivation of the VCS Compressor and removal of the VCS and the associated mounting hardware, except as discussed under ‘‘Differences Between the Proposed AD and the Service Information.’’ Differences Between the Proposed AD and the Service Information The service information requires compliance prior to flight after effectivity of the service information. The service information also includes a reporting requirement. This proposed AD requires a compliance time of within the next 100 hours time-in-service after installation of the STC or 30 days after the effective date of this proposed AD, whichever occurs later. We are not including the reporting requirement. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this proposed AD affects 11 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed AD: ESTIMATED COSTS emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with PROPOSALS Action Labor cost Remove the VCS compressor, deactivate system, and revise weight and balance. Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:04 Jun 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 3 work-hours × $85 per hour = $255 Not applicable .................. section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII: Aviation Programs, describes in more PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Cost per product Parts cost $255 Cost on U.S. operators $2,805 detail the scope of the Agency’s authority. We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in Subtitle VII, E:\FR\FM\28JNP1.SGM 28JNP1 37686 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 124 / Tuesday, June 28, 2011 / Proposed Rules 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 proposed AD would not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would 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 proposed regulation: (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), (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and (4) 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. The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with PROPOSALS Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Model (Diamond) DA 40 Airplanes Equipped With Certain Cabin Air Conditioning Systems: Docket No. FAA–2011–0687; Directorate Identifier 2011–CE–017–AD. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:26 Jun 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 Comments Due Date (a) We must receive comments by August 12, 2011. Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Model DA 40 airplanes, all serial numbers that: (1) Are equipped with vapor cycle system (VCS) cabin air conditioning systems installed per Premier Aircraft Services Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA03674AT following DER Services Master Document List MDL–2006–020–1, Revision C, dated February 3, 2009; Revision D, dated April 22, 2009; Revision E, dated May 12, 2010; or Revision F, dated July 6, 2010; and (2) Are certificated in any category. Subject (d) Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 2150, Cabin Cooling System. Unsafe Condition (e) This AD was prompted by reports of damage around the VCS compressor mounting area found during maintenance inspections. We are proposing this AD to remove the VCS compressor and mount, as a result of excessive wear, which could result in the air conditioner compressor disconnecting in the engine compartment. This condition could result in engine stoppage or additional damage to the engine. Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (i)(1) The Manager, Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the ACO, send it to the attention of the person identified in the Related Information section of this AD. (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. Related Information (j) For more information about this AD, contact Hal Horsburgh, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Atlanta ACO, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, Georgia 30337; telephone: (404) 474–5553; fax: (404) 474–5606; e-mail: hal.horsburgh@faa.gov. (k) For service information identified in this AD, contact Premier Aircraft Service, 5540 NW. 23 Avenue Hangar 14, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309, telephone: (954) 771– 0411; fax: (954) 334–1489; Internet: http:// www.flypas.com. You may review copies of the referenced service information at the FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Kansas City, MO 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (816) 329–4148. (f) Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on June 22, 2011. John Colomy, Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. Required Actions [FR Doc. 2011–16137 Filed 6–27–11; 8:45 am] (g) Within the next 100 hours time-inservice after installation of the VCS installed per STC SA03674AT held by Premier Aircraft Services (originally held by DER Services) following DER Services Master Document List MDL–2006–020–1, Revision C, dated February 3, 2009; Revision D, dated April 22, 2009; Revision E, dated May 12, 2010; or Revision F, dated July 6, 2010, or within 30 days after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs later, do the following actions following Premier Aircraft Service Work Instruction PAS–WI–MSB–40–2011– 001, dated March 4, 2011; and Premier Aircraft Service Mandatory Service Bulletin No. PAS–MSB–40–2011–001, dated March 4, 2011: (1) Deactivate the VCS system. (2) Pull and collar the compressor breaker and place a placard above the breaker stating ‘‘INOP.’’ (3) Remove the VCS compressor and associated mounting hardware. (4) Revise the airplane weight and balance. BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Compliance Special Flight Permit (h) The compressor drive belt must be cut and removed before the airplane may be moved for one ferry flight to an approved repair facility to comply with the remainder of this proposed AD. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration 20 CFR Part 655 RIN 1205–AB61 Wage Methodology for the Temporary Non-Agricultural Employment H–2B Program; Amendment of Effective Date Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. AGENCY: The Department of Labor (the Department or DOL) proposes to amend the effective date of Wage Methodology for the Temporary Non-agricultural Employment H–2B Program; Final Rule, 76 FR 3452, January 19, 2011, (the Wage Rule). The Wage Rule revised the methodology by which the Department calculates the prevailing wages to be SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28JNP1.SGM 28JNP1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 124 (Tuesday, June 28, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 37684-37686]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-16137]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2011-0687; Directorate Identifier 2011-CE-017-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Model 
(Diamond) DA 40 Airplanes Equipped With Certain Cabin Air Conditioning 
Systems

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the 
products listed above. This proposed AD would require deactivation and 
removal of the vapor cycle system (VCS) installed per STC SA03674AT 
held by Premier Aircraft Services (originally held by DER Services) 
following DER Services Master Document List MDL-2006-020-1, Revision C, 
dated February 3, 2009; Revision D, dated April 22, 2009; Revision E, 
dated May 12, 2010; or Revision F, dated July 6, 2010. This proposed AD 
would also require revision to the airplane weight and balance. This 
proposed AD was prompted by reports of damage around the VCS compressor 
mounting areas found during maintenance inspections. We are proposing 
this AD to remove the VCS mount, which could result in the air 
conditioner compressor

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disconnecting in the engine compartment. This condition could result in 
engine stoppage or additional damage to the engine.

DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by August 12, 2011.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://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: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    For service information identified in this proposed AD, contact 
Premier Aircraft Service, 5540 NW. 23 Avenue Hangar 14, Ft. Lauderdale, 
FL 33309, telephone: (954) 771-0411; fax: (954) 334-1489; Internet: 
http://www.flypas.com. You may review copies of the referenced service 
information at the FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust St., 
Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of 
this material at the FAA, call (816) 329-4148.

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov; or in person at the Docket Management Facility 
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays. The AD docket contains this proposed AD, the regulatory 
evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street 
address for the Docket Office (phone: 800-647-5527) is in the ADDRESSES 
section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after 
receipt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hal Horsburgh, Aerospace Engineer, 
FAA, Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office, 1701 Columbia Avenue, 
College Park, Georgia 30337; telephone: (404) 474-5553; fax: (404) 474-
5606; e-mail: hal.horsburgh@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Comments Invited

    We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this proposal. Send your comments to an address listed 
under the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2011-0687, 
Directorate Identifier 2011-CE-017-AD'' at the beginning of your 
comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, 
economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We 
will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend 
this proposed AD because of those comments.
    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 we 
receive about this proposed AD.

Discussion

    We received reports of damage found during maintenance inspections 
of the Diamond Model DA 40 airplanes equipped with a VCS installed per 
Premier Aircraft Service STC SA03674AT held by Premier Aircraft 
Services (originally held by DER Services) following DER Services 
Master Document List MDL-2006-020-1, Revision C, dated February 3, 
2009; Revision D, dated April 22, 2009; Revision E, dated May 12, 2010; 
or Revision F, dated July 6, 2010. The damage included excessive wear 
in the VCS compressor mounting holes, mounting brackets, and the 
mounting bolt, and denting was found around the mounting bracket and 
compressor due to unintended relative motion. We are proposing this AD 
to remove the VCS mount, which could result in the air conditioner 
compressor disconnecting in the engine compartment. This condition 
could result in engine stoppage or additional damage to the engine.

Relevant Service Information

    We reviewed Premier Aircraft Service Work Instruction PAS-WI-MSB-
40-2011-001, dated March 4, 2011; and Premier Aircraft Service 
Mandatory Service Bulletin No. PAS-MSB-40-2011-001, dated March 4, 
2011. The service information describes procedures for deactivation of 
the VCS Compressor and associated mounting hardware and the removal of 
the VCS installed per Premier Aircraft Service STC SA03674AT.

FAA's Determination

    We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all the relevant 
information and determined the unsafe condition described previously is 
likely to exist or develop in other products of the same type design.

Proposed AD Requirements

    This proposed AD would require deactivation of the VCS Compressor 
and removal of the VCS and the associated mounting hardware, except as 
discussed under ``Differences Between the Proposed AD and the Service 
Information.''

Differences Between the Proposed AD and the Service Information

    The service information requires compliance prior to flight after 
effectivity of the service information. The service information also 
includes a reporting requirement.
    This proposed AD requires a compliance time of within the next 100 
hours time-in-service after installation of the STC or 30 days after 
the effective date of this proposed AD, whichever occurs later. We are 
not including the reporting requirement.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this proposed AD affects 11 airplanes of U.S. 
registry.
    We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed AD:

                                                 Estimated Costs
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                                                                                     Cost per      Cost on U.S.
              Action                      Labor cost             Parts cost           product        operators
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Remove the VCS compressor,          3 work-hours x $85     Not applicable.......            $255          $2,805
 deactivate system, and revise       per hour = $255
 weight and balance.
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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,

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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 proposed AD would not have federalism 
implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would 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 proposed 
regulation:
    (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),
    (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and
    (4) 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.

The Proposed Amendment

    Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the 
Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 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.


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

    2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by adding the following new 
airworthiness directive (AD):

Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Model (Diamond) DA 40 Airplanes 
Equipped With Certain Cabin Air Conditioning Systems: Docket No. 
FAA-2011-0687; Directorate Identifier 2011-CE-017-AD.

Comments Due Date

    (a) We must receive comments by August 12, 2011.

Affected ADs

    (b) None.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Model DA 
40 airplanes, all serial numbers that:
    (1) Are equipped with vapor cycle system (VCS) cabin air 
conditioning systems installed per Premier Aircraft Services 
Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA03674AT following DER Services 
Master Document List MDL-2006-020-1, Revision C, dated February 3, 
2009; Revision D, dated April 22, 2009; Revision E, dated May 12, 
2010; or Revision F, dated July 6, 2010; and
    (2) Are certificated in any category.

Subject

    (d) Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 2150, Cabin 
Cooling System.

Unsafe Condition

    (e) This AD was prompted by reports of damage around the VCS 
compressor mounting area found during maintenance inspections. We 
are proposing this AD to remove the VCS compressor and mount, as a 
result of excessive wear, which could result in the air conditioner 
compressor disconnecting in the engine compartment. This condition 
could result in engine stoppage or additional damage to the engine.

Compliance

    (f) Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, 
unless already done.

Required Actions

    (g) Within the next 100 hours time-in-service after installation 
of the VCS installed per STC SA03674AT held by Premier Aircraft 
Services (originally held by DER Services) following DER Services 
Master Document List MDL-2006-020-1, Revision C, dated February 3, 
2009; Revision D, dated April 22, 2009; Revision E, dated May 12, 
2010; or Revision F, dated July 6, 2010, or within 30 days after the 
effective date of this AD, whichever occurs later, do the following 
actions following Premier Aircraft Service Work Instruction PAS-WI-
MSB-40-2011-001, dated March 4, 2011; and Premier Aircraft Service 
Mandatory Service Bulletin No. PAS-MSB-40-2011-001, dated March 4, 
2011:
    (1) Deactivate the VCS system.
    (2) Pull and collar the compressor breaker and place a placard 
above the breaker stating ``INOP.''
    (3) Remove the VCS compressor and associated mounting hardware.
    (4) Revise the airplane weight and balance.

Special Flight Permit

    (h) The compressor drive belt must be cut and removed before the 
airplane may be moved for one ferry flight to an approved repair 
facility to comply with the remainder of this proposed AD.

Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (i)(1) The Manager, Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 
FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested 
using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 
CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local 
Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending 
information directly to the manager of the ACO, send it to the 
attention of the person identified in the Related Information 
section of this AD.
    (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate 
principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager 
of the local flight standards district office/certificate holding 
district office.

Related Information

    (j) For more information about this AD, contact Hal Horsburgh, 
Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Atlanta ACO, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College 
Park, Georgia 30337; telephone: (404) 474-5553; fax: (404) 474-5606; 
e-mail: hal.horsburgh@faa.gov.
    (k) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Premier Aircraft Service, 5540 NW. 23 Avenue Hangar 14, Ft. 
Lauderdale, FL 33309, telephone: (954) 771-0411; fax: (954) 334-
1489; Internet: http://www.flypas.com. You may review copies of the 
referenced service information at the FAA, Small Airplane 
Directorate, 901 Locust, Kansas City, MO 64106. For information on 
the availability of this material at the FAA, call (816) 329-4148.

    Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on June 22, 2011.
John Colomy,
Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-16137 Filed 6-27-11; 8:45 am]
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