Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) BR700-710 Series Turbofan Engines, 39033-39035 [2011-16709]

Download as PDF 39033 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 76, No. 128 Tuesday, July 5, 2011 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration • Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. Contact Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, Eschenweg 11, Dahlewitz, 15827 Blankenfelde-Mahlow, Germany; telephone: 49 0 33–7086–1883; fax: 49 0 33–7086–3276, for the service information identified in this proposed AD. 14 CFR Part 39 Examining the AD Docket [Docket No. FAA–2011–0684; Directorate Identifier 2010–NE–27–AD] You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov; or in person at the Docket Operations office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Operations office (phone (800) 647–5527) is the same as the Mail address provided in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Riley, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; e-mail: mark.riley@faa.gov; phone: (781) 238–7758; fax: (781) 238–7199. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) BR700–710 Series Turbofan Engines Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed 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: SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Analysis of service data carried out by Rolls-Royce Deutschland has shown that the effect of touch-and-go and overshoot on life cycle counting is higher than anticipated. Therefore, the life cycle counting method for touch-and-go and overshoot as defined by the Time Limits Manual needs to be changed to reflect this higher effect on life. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of high-energy, life-limited parts, uncontained engine failure, and damage to the airplane. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by August 19, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:41 Jul 01, 2011 Jkt 223001 Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2011–0684; Directorate Identifier 2010–NE–27–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 based on 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 with FAA personnel concerning this proposed AD. Using the search function of the Web site, anyone can find and read the PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 comments in any of our dockets, including, if provided, the name of the individual who sent the comment (or signed the comment on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78). 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 2010–0077, dated April 20, 2010 (referred to after this as ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: Analysis of service data carried out by Rolls-Royce Deutschland has shown that the effect of touch-and-go and overshoot on life cycle counting is higher than anticipated. Therefore, the life cycle counting method for touch-and-go and overshoot as defined by the Time Limits Manual needs to be changed to reflect this higher effect on life. This AD requires a change of the life cycle counting method for touch-and-go and overshoot for all critical parts and the Low Pressure (LP) compressor blades as specified in the Rolls-Royce Deutschland Alert NMSB– BR700–72–A900504 Revision 1. The chapter 05–00–01 and 05–00–02 of the applicable Time Limits Manuals will be revised accordingly. You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket. Relevant Service Information Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG has issued Alert Service Bulletin SB– BR700–72–A900504, Revision 1, dated February 19, 2010. 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 Proposed AD This product has been approved by the aviation authority of Germany, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant to our bilateral agreement with Germany, they have notified us of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service information referenced above. We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all information provided by EASA and determined the unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same type design. E:\FR\FM\05JYP1.SGM 05JYP1 39034 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 128 / Tuesday, July 5, 2011 / Proposed Rules Differences Between This AD and the MCAI or Service Information The MCAI requires operators to: • Within 4 months after the effective date of that AD, the calculation of lives for every touch-and-go and overshoot for all critical parts and LP compressor blades must be done in accordance with Rolls-Royce Deutschland Alert NMSB– BR700–72–A900504 Revision 1, paragraph 3.A. • Within 4 months after the effective date of that AD, determine the number of touch-and-go’s and overshoots that each individual critical part (except the fan shaft and LP turbine rotor shaft) has experienced since entry into service in accordance with Rolls-Royce Deutschland Alert NMSB–BR700–72– A900504 Revision 1, paragraph 3.B. This proposed AD would require operators to: • Revise their airworthiness limitation section (ALS) of their approved maintenance program (Time Limits Manual (TLM), chapters 05–00– 01 and 05–00–02 of the applicable engine manuals (EMs)) within 30 days to remove the requirement for operators to record each touch-and-go and overshoot as 1⁄5 flight cycle (FC) on engines installed on airplanes used for pilot training. • Revise their ALS of their approved maintenance program (TLM chapters 05–00–01 and 05–00–02 of the applicable EMs) within 30 days to add a requirement to record each touch-andgo and overshoot as 1 FC on all engines affected by this proposed AD. • Review their engine maintenance records since entry into service to determine the total number of touchand-go’s and overshoots that have occurred during Pilot Training. • To adjust the number of flight cycles used on the critical parts if the total number of touch-and-go’s and overshoots experienced during pilot training is one percent or more of the total number of flight cycles. 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 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); 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 proposed AD and placed it in the AD docket. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Safety. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Costs of Compliance The Proposed Amendment Based on the service information, we estimate that this proposed AD would affect about 1,052 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it would take about 1 work-hour per product to comply with this proposed AD. The average labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of the proposed AD on U.S. operators to be $89,420. 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. 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 17:41 Jul 01, 2011 Jkt 223001 § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new AD: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (Formerly Rolls-Royce Deutschland GmbH, formerly BMW Rolls-Royce GmbH): Docket No. FAA–2011–0684; Directorate Identifier 2010–NE–27–AD. Comments Due Date (a) We must receive comments by August 19, 2011. Affected Airworthiness Directives (ADs) (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to all RRD BR700– 710A1–10 and BR700–710A2–20 turbofan engines, all BR700–710C4–11 model engines that have hardware configuration standard 710C4–11 engraved on the engine data plate (Service Bulletin SB–BR700–72–101466 standard not incorporated), and all BR700– 710C4–11 model engines that have hardware configuration standard 710C4–11/10 engraved on the engine data plate (Service Bulletin SB–BR700–72–101466 standard incorporated). These engines are installed on, but not limited to, Bombardier BD–700–1A10 and BD–700–1A11 airplanes and Gulfstream GV (G500) and GV–SP (G550) airplanes. Reason (d) This AD results from: Analysis of service data carried out by Rolls-Royce Deutschland has shown that the effect of touch-and-go and overshoot on life cycle counting is higher than anticipated. Therefore, the life cycle counting method for touch-and-go and overshoot as defined by the Time Limits Manual needs to be changed to reflect this higher effect on life. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of high-energy, life-limited parts, uncontained engine failure, and damage to the airplane. Actions and Compliance (e) Unless already done, do the following actions. (1) Within 30 days after the effective date of this AD, revise the airworthiness limitations section (ALS) of the operators approved maintenance program (reference the Time Limits Manual (TLM), chapters 05– 00–01 and 05–00–02 of the applicable engine manuals (EMs) to remove the requirement to record each touch-and-go or overshoot as 1⁄5 of a flight cycle (FC) on an engine installed on an airplane used for Pilot Training. (2) Within 30 days after the effective date of this AD, revise the ALS of the operators approved maintenance program (reference the TLM, chapters 05–00–01 and 05–00–02 of the TLM of the applicable EMs) to add a requirement to record each touch-and-go or overshoot as 1 FC to the life of all critical parts and the fan blades. (3) Within 120 days after the effective date of this AD, determine the number of touchand-go’s and overshoots that each individual critical part except the fan shaft and LP turbine rotor shaft has experienced since entry into service for Pilot Training. (i) If the number of touch-and-go’s and overshoots on an individual critical part is less than one percent of the total number of flight cycles (FC) on the critical part, no further action is required by this AD. E:\FR\FM\05JYP1.SGM 05JYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 128 / Tuesday, July 5, 2011 / Proposed Rules (ii) If the number of touch-and-go’s and overshoots on an individual critical part is one percent or more of the total number of FC on the critical part, disregard the previous calculations of life on that individual critical part and retrospectively re-calculate the accumulated FC of that individual critical part by the addition of one FC for every touch-and-go and overshoot to the total number of FC. 01803; e-mail: mark.riley@faa.gov; phone: (781) 238–7758; fax: (781) 238–7199, for more information about this AD. Definitions (f) A touch-and-go is a phase of a flight where a landing approach of an airplane is continued to the touch-down point and the airplane immediately takes off again without stopping. (g) An overshoot is a phase of a flight where a landing approach of an airplane is not continued to the touchdown point. This includes missed approaches due to safety reasons, weather minimums, airplane engine configurations, runway incursions, and any other undetermined causes. BILLING CODE 4910–13–P FAA AD Differences (h) This AD differs from the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) and or service information as follows: (1) This AD requires within 30 days after the effective date of this AD, revising the ALS of the operators approved maintenance program (reference the TLM chapters 05–00– 01 and 05–00–02 of the applicable EMs) to remove the requirement to record each touchand-go or overshoot as 1⁄5 of a FC on an engine installed on an airplane used for Pilot Training, and adding a requirement to record each touch-and-go or overshoot as 1 FC to the life of all critical parts and the fan blades. The MCAI requires that the revised method of life counting for each touch-and-go and overshoot be accomplished within 4 months. (2) The MCAI requires determining the total number of touch-and-go’s and overshoots that each individual critical part (except the fan shaft and LP turbine rotor shaft) has experienced since entry into service. This AD only requires determining those numbers for touch-and-go’s and overshoots that had occurred during Pilot Training. Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A310 Series Airplanes mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Other FAA AD Provisions (i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, Engine Certification Office, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Related Information (j) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency Airworthiness Directive 2010–0077, dated April 20, 2010, and Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Alert Service Bulletin SB–BR700–72–A900504, Revision 1, dated February 19, 2010, for related information. Contact Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, Eschenweg 11, Dahlewitz, 15827 Blankenfelde-Mahlow, Germany; telephone: 49 0 33–7086–1883; fax: 49 0 33–7086–3276, for a copy of this service information. (k) Contact Mark Riley, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:32 Jul 01, 2011 Jkt 223001 Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on June 27, 2011. Peter A. White, Acting Manager, Engine and Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2011–16709 Filed 7–1–11; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2011–0650; Directorate Identifier 2010–NM–257–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated 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: SUMMARY: [T]he FAA has published SFAR 88 (Special Federal Aviation Regulation 88). In their letters referenced 04/00/02/07/01– L296, dated March 4th, 2002, and 04/00/02/ 07/03–L024, dated February 3rd, 2003, the [Joint Aviation Authorities] JAA recommended the application of a similar regulation to the National Aviation Authorities (NAA). Under this regulation, all holders of type certificates for passenger transport aircraft with either a passenger capacity of 30 or more, or a payload capacity of 3,402 kg (7,500 lb) or more which have received their certification since January 1st, 1958, are required to conduct a design review against explosion risks. * * * * * The unsafe condition is insufficient electrical bonding of the over-wing refueling cap adapter, which could result in a possible fuel ignition source in the fuel tanks. The proposed AD would require actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by August 19, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 39035 • 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: 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. For service information identified in this proposed AD, contact Airbus SAS– EAW (Airworthiness Office), 1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France; telephone: +33 5 61 93 36 96; fax: +33 5 61 93 44 51; e-mail: account.airworth-eas@airbus.com; Internet: http://www.airbus.com. You may review copies of the referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227– 1221. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov; or in person at the Docket Operations office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this proposed 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: Dan Rodina, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; telephone (425) 227–2125; fax (425) 227–1149. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2011–0650; Directorate Identifier 2010–NM–257–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy E:\FR\FM\05JYP1.SGM 05JYP1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 128 (Tuesday, July 5, 2011)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2011-0684; Directorate Identifier 2010-NE-27-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG 
(RRD) BR700-710 Series Turbofan Engines

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 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:

    Analysis of service data carried out by Rolls-Royce Deutschland 
has shown that the effect of touch-and-go and overshoot on life 
cycle counting is higher than anticipated. Therefore, the life cycle 
counting method for touch-and-go and overshoot as defined by the 
Time Limits Manual needs to be changed to reflect this higher effect 
on life.

We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of high-energy, life-
limited parts, uncontained engine failure, and damage to the airplane.

DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by August 19, 2011.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for sending your 
comments electronically.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground 
Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Fax: (202) 493-2251.
    Contact Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, Eschenweg 11, 
Dahlewitz, 15827 Blankenfelde-Mahlow, Germany; telephone: 49 0 33-7086-
1883; fax: 49 0 33-7086-3276, for the service information identified in 
this proposed AD.

Examining the AD Docket

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Riley, Aerospace Engineer, Engine 
Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New 
England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; e-mail: 
mark.riley@faa.gov; phone: (781) 238-7758; fax: (781) 238-7199.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comments Invited

    We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address 
listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2011-0684; 
Directorate Identifier 2010-NE-27-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 based on 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 
with FAA personnel concerning this proposed AD. Using the search 
function of the Web site, anyone can find and read the comments in any 
of our dockets, including, if provided, the name of the individual who 
sent the comment (or signed the comment on behalf of an association, 
business, labor union, etc.). You may review the DOT's complete Privacy 
Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 
FR 19477-78).

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 2010-0077, dated April 20, 2010 (referred to 
after this as ``the MCAI''), to correct an unsafe condition for the 
specified products. The MCAI states:

    Analysis of service data carried out by Rolls-Royce Deutschland 
has shown that the effect of touch-and-go and overshoot on life 
cycle counting is higher than anticipated. Therefore, the life cycle 
counting method for touch-and-go and overshoot as defined by the 
Time Limits Manual needs to be changed to reflect this higher effect 
on life.
    This AD requires a change of the life cycle counting method for 
touch-and-go and overshoot for all critical parts and the Low 
Pressure (LP) compressor blades as specified in the Rolls-Royce 
Deutschland Alert NMSB-BR700-72-A900504 Revision 1. The chapter 05-
00-01 and 05-00-02 of the applicable Time Limits Manuals will be 
revised accordingly.

You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD 
docket.

Relevant Service Information

    Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG has issued Alert Service 
Bulletin SB-BR700-72-A900504, Revision 1, dated February 19, 2010. 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 Proposed AD

    This product has been approved by the aviation authority of 
Germany, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant 
to our bilateral agreement with Germany, they have notified us of the 
unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service information 
referenced above. We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all 
information provided by EASA and determined the unsafe condition exists 
and is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same type 
design.

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Differences Between This AD and the MCAI or Service Information

    The MCAI requires operators to:
     Within 4 months after the effective date of that AD, the 
calculation of lives for every touch-and-go and overshoot for all 
critical parts and LP compressor blades must be done in accordance with 
Rolls-Royce Deutschland Alert NMSB-BR700-72-A900504 Revision 1, 
paragraph 3.A.
     Within 4 months after the effective date of that AD, 
determine the number of touch-and-go's and overshoots that each 
individual critical part (except the fan shaft and LP turbine rotor 
shaft) has experienced since entry into service in accordance with 
Rolls-Royce Deutschland Alert NMSB-BR700-72-A900504 Revision 1, 
paragraph 3.B.
    This proposed AD would require operators to:
     Revise their airworthiness limitation section (ALS) of 
their approved maintenance program (Time Limits Manual (TLM), chapters 
05-00-01 and 05-00-02 of the applicable engine manuals (EMs)) within 30 
days to remove the requirement for operators to record each touch-and-
go and overshoot as \1/5\ flight cycle (FC) on engines installed on 
airplanes used for pilot training.
     Revise their ALS of their approved maintenance program 
(TLM chapters 05-00-01 and 05-00-02 of the applicable EMs) within 30 
days to add a requirement to record each touch-and-go and overshoot as 
1 FC on all engines affected by this proposed AD.
     Review their engine maintenance records since entry into 
service to determine the total number of touch-and-go's and overshoots 
that have occurred during Pilot Training.
     To adjust the number of flight cycles used on the critical 
parts if the total number of touch-and-go's and overshoots experienced 
during pilot training is one percent or more of the total number of 
flight cycles.

Costs of Compliance

    Based on the service information, we estimate that this proposed AD 
would affect about 1,052 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate 
that it would take about 1 work-hour per product to comply with this 
proposed AD. The average labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Based on 
these figures, we estimate the cost of the proposed AD on U.S. 
operators to be $89,420.

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 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); 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 proposed AD and placed it in the AD docket.

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.


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

    2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by adding the following new AD:

Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (Formerly Rolls-Royce 
Deutschland GmbH, formerly BMW Rolls-Royce GmbH): Docket No. FAA-
2011-0684; Directorate Identifier 2010-NE-27-AD.

Comments Due Date

    (a) We must receive comments by August 19, 2011.

Affected Airworthiness Directives (ADs)

    (b) None.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to all RRD BR700-710A1-10 and BR700-710A2-20 
turbofan engines, all BR700-710C4-11 model engines that have 
hardware configuration standard 710C4-11 engraved on the engine data 
plate (Service Bulletin SB-BR700-72-101466 standard not 
incorporated), and all BR700-710C4-11 model engines that have 
hardware configuration standard 710C4-11/10 engraved on the engine 
data plate (Service Bulletin SB-BR700-72-101466 standard 
incorporated). These engines are installed on, but not limited to, 
Bombardier BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes and Gulfstream GV 
(G500) and GV-SP (G550) airplanes.

Reason

    (d) This AD results from:

    Analysis of service data carried out by Rolls-Royce Deutschland 
has shown that the effect of touch-and-go and overshoot on life 
cycle counting is higher than anticipated. Therefore, the life cycle 
counting method for touch-and-go and overshoot as defined by the 
Time Limits Manual needs to be changed to reflect this higher effect 
on life.

    We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of high-energy, life-
limited parts, uncontained engine failure, and damage to the 
airplane.

Actions and Compliance

    (e) Unless already done, do the following actions.
    (1) Within 30 days after the effective date of this AD, revise 
the airworthiness limitations section (ALS) of the operators 
approved maintenance program (reference the Time Limits Manual 
(TLM), chapters 05-00-01 and 05-00-02 of the applicable engine 
manuals (EMs) to remove the requirement to record each touch-and-go 
or overshoot as \1/5\ of a flight cycle (FC) on an engine installed 
on an airplane used for Pilot Training.
    (2) Within 30 days after the effective date of this AD, revise 
the ALS of the operators approved maintenance program (reference the 
TLM, chapters 05-00-01 and 05-00-02 of the TLM of the applicable 
EMs) to add a requirement to record each touch-and-go or overshoot 
as 1 FC to the life of all critical parts and the fan blades.
    (3) Within 120 days after the effective date of this AD, 
determine the number of touch-and-go's and overshoots that each 
individual critical part except the fan shaft and LP turbine rotor 
shaft has experienced since entry into service for Pilot Training.
    (i) If the number of touch-and-go's and overshoots on an 
individual critical part is less than one percent of the total 
number of flight cycles (FC) on the critical part, no further action 
is required by this AD.

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    (ii) If the number of touch-and-go's and overshoots on an 
individual critical part is one percent or more of the total number 
of FC on the critical part, disregard the previous calculations of 
life on that individual critical part and retrospectively re-
calculate the accumulated FC of that individual critical part by the 
addition of one FC for every touch-and-go and overshoot to the total 
number of FC.

Definitions

    (f) A touch-and-go is a phase of a flight where a landing 
approach of an airplane is continued to the touch-down point and the 
airplane immediately takes off again without stopping.
    (g) An overshoot is a phase of a flight where a landing approach 
of an airplane is not continued to the touchdown point. This 
includes missed approaches due to safety reasons, weather minimums, 
airplane engine configurations, runway incursions, and any other 
undetermined causes.

FAA AD Differences

    (h) This AD differs from the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness 
Information (MCAI) and or service information as follows:
    (1) This AD requires within 30 days after the effective date of 
this AD, revising the ALS of the operators approved maintenance 
program (reference the TLM chapters 05-00-01 and 05-00-02 of the 
applicable EMs) to remove the requirement to record each touch-and-
go or overshoot as \1/5\ of a FC on an engine installed on an 
airplane used for Pilot Training, and adding a requirement to record 
each touch-and-go or overshoot as 1 FC to the life of all critical 
parts and the fan blades. The MCAI requires that the revised method 
of life counting for each touch-and-go and overshoot be accomplished 
within 4 months.
    (2) The MCAI requires determining the total number of touch-and-
go's and overshoots that each individual critical part (except the 
fan shaft and LP turbine rotor shaft) has experienced since entry 
into service. This AD only requires determining those numbers for 
touch-and-go's and overshoots that had occurred during Pilot 
Training.

Other FAA AD Provisions

    (i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, 
Engine Certification Office, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs 
for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 
39.19.

Related Information

    (j) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency Airworthiness 
Directive 2010-0077, dated April 20, 2010, and Rolls-Royce 
Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Alert Service Bulletin SB-BR700-72-A900504, 
Revision 1, dated February 19, 2010, for related information. 
Contact Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, Eschenweg 11, 
Dahlewitz, 15827 Blankenfelde-Mahlow, Germany; telephone: 49 0 33-
7086-1883; fax: 49 0 33-7086-3276, for a copy of this service 
information.
    (k) Contact Mark Riley, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification 
Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New England 
Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; e-mail: mark.riley@faa.gov; 
phone: (781) 238-7758; fax: (781) 238-7199, for more information 
about this AD.

    Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on June 27, 2011.
Peter A. White,
Acting Manager, Engine and Propeller Directorate, Aircraft 
Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-16709 Filed 7-1-11; 8:45 am]
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