Airworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited (Type Certificate No. A-815 Formerly Held by Bombardier Inc. and de Havilland, Inc.), 53633-53636 [2011-21876]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 167 / Monday, August 29, 2011 / Rules and Regulations Dated: August 17, 2011. Pearlie S. Reed, Assistant Secretary for Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture. [FR Doc. 2011–21694 Filed 8–26–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–93–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2011–0597; Directorate Identifier 2011–CE–019–AD; Amendment 39–16793; AD 2011–18–11] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited (Type Certificate No. A–815 Formerly Held by Bombardier Inc. and de Havilland, Inc.) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for all Viking Air Limited (type certificate No. A–815 formerly held by Bombardier Inc. and de Havilland, Inc.) Model DHC–3 airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitively inspecting the elevator control tabs for discrepancies, taking necessary corrective actions to bring all discrepancies within acceptable tolerances, and reporting certain inspection results to the FAA. This new AD retains the actions currently required in AD 2011–05–02 and removes the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA01059SE condition in the Applicability section. This AD was prompted by our determination that we inadvertently omitted certain airplanes from the Applicability section. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective October 3, 2011. SUMMARY: The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain other publications listed in this AD as of March 31, 2011 (76 FR 10220, February 24, 2011). ADDRESSES: For information about the revisions to the FAA-approved maintenance/inspection program identified in this AD, contact Viking Air Ltd., 9574 Hampden Road, Sidney, BC Canada V8L 5V5; telephone: (800) 663– 8444; Internet: http:// www.vikingair.com. You may review copies of the referenced revisions at the FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 816–329– 4148. Examining the AD Docket 53633 Amendment 39–16611 (76 FR 10220, February 24, 2011). That AD applies to the specified products. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on June 10, 2011 (76 FR 34011). That NPRM proposed to retain all of the requirements of AD 2011–05–02 and add airplanes to the Applicability section removing the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA01059SE condition. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of the cost to the public. Conclusion 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 AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647–5527) is Document Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George Duckett, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, New York Aircraft Certification Office, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, New York 11590; telephone: (516) 228–7325; fax: (516) 794–5531; email: george.duckett@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We reviewed the relevant data and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD as proposed except for minor editorial changes. We have determined that these minor changes: • Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM for correcting the unsafe condition; and • Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already proposed in the NPRM. Discussion We estimate that this AD affects 65 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD: We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to supersede AD 2011–05–02, Interim Action We are continuing to evaluate the cause of the unsafe condition identified in this AD to enable us to obtain better insight into the nature, cause, and extent of excessive free-play in the elevator control tabs. Based on this evaluation, we may consider further rulemaking. Costs of Compliance ESTIMATED COSTS Labor cost Parts cost Cost per product Inspection ...... Emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES Action 1 work-hour × $85 per hour = $85 per inspection cycle. Not applicable ........................ $85 per inspection cycle ........ We estimate the following costs to do any necessary follow-on actions that will be required based on the results of the inspection. We have no way of Cost on U.S. operators $5,525 per inspection cycle. determining the number of airplanes that may need this repair/replacement: ON-CONDITION COSTS Action Labor cost Minimum repair ................................... 1 work-hour × $85 per hour = $85 ................................................................. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:05 Aug 26, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Parts cost E:\FR\FM\29AUR1.SGM 29AUR1 $50 Cost per product $135 53634 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 167 / Monday, August 29, 2011 / Rules and Regulations ON-CONDITION COSTS—Continued Action Labor cost Moderate repair .................................. Maximum repair .................................. 3 work-hours × $85 per hour = $255 ............................................................. 6 work-hours × $85 per hour = $510 ............................................................. 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 have determined that this AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, Parts cost (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under 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. 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] The FAA amends § 39.13 by removing airworthiness directive (AD) 2011–05– 02, Amendment 39–16611 (76 FR 10220, February 24, 2011), and adding the following new AD: 2011–18–11 Viking Air Limited (Type Certificate No. A–815 Formerly Held by Bombardier Inc. and de Havilland, Inc.): Amendment 39–16793; Docket No. FAA–2011–0597; Directorate Identifier 2011–CE–019–AD. Cost per product 150 450 405 960 (a) Effective Date This airworthiness directive (AD) is effective October 3, 2011. (b) Affected ADs This AD supersedes AD 2011–05–02, Amendment 39–16611 (76 FR 10220, February 24, 2011). (c) Applicability This AD applies to Viking Air Limited (type certificate No. A–815 formerly held by Bombardier Inc. and de Havilland, Inc.) Model DHC–3 airplanes, all serial numbers, that are certificated in any category. (d) Subject Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC)/ Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 27, Flight Controls. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD results from an evaluation of revisions to the manufacturer’s maintenance manual that adds new repetitive inspections to the elevator control tabs. To require compliance with these inspections for U.S. owners and operators we are mandating these inspections through the rulemaking process. We are issuing this AD to add new repetitive inspections of the elevator control tabs. If these inspections are not done, excessive free-play in the elevator control tabs could develop. This condition could lead to loss of tab control linkage and severe elevator flutter. Such elevator flutter could lead to possible loss of control. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. Compliance Procedures (1) Inspect the elevator control tabs for discrepancies. Emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES Actions (i) For airplanes previously affected by AD 2011–05–02 (76 FR 10220, February 24, 2011): Initially within the next 50 hours timein-service (TIS) after March 31, 2011 (the effective date retained from AD 2011–05– 02). (ii) For airplanes not previously affected by AD 2011–05–02 (76 FR 10220, February 24, 2011): Initially within the next 50 hours timein-service (TIS) after October 3, 2011 (the effective date of this AD). (iii) For all affected airplanes: Repetitively thereafter inspect at intervals not to exceed 100 hours TIS. For all affected airplanes: Before further flight after any inspection required in paragraph (f)(1) of this AD in which discrepancies are found. Following Viking DHC–3 Otter Maintenance Manual Temporary Revisions No. 18, No. 19, and No. 20, all dated December 5, 2008. (2) If any discrepancies are found during any inspection required in paragraph (f)(1) of this AD, take necessary corrective actions to bring all discrepancies within acceptable tolerances. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:05 Aug 26, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Following Viking DHC–3 Otter Maintenance Manual Temporary Revisions No. 18, No. 19, and No. 20, all dated December 5, 2008. E:\FR\FM\29AUR1.SGM 29AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 167 / Monday, August 29, 2011 / Rules and Regulations 53635 Actions Compliance Procedures (3) If, during any inspection required in paragraph (f)(1) of this AD, the total maximum free play of the elevator servo tab and trim tab relative to the elevator exceeds 1.0 degree (this is equal to a maximum displacement of 0.070″ at the trailing edge), report the results of the inspection to the FAA. For all affected airplanes: Within 30 days after the inspection or within the next 10 days after October 3, 2011 (the effective date of this AD), whichever occurs later. For airplanes previously affected by AD 2011–05– 02 (76 FR 10220, February 24, 2011): We are collecting these inspection results for 24 months after March 31, 2011 (the effective date retained from AD 2011–05–02). For airplanes not previously affected by AD 2011–05–02 (76 FR 10220, February 24, 2011): We are collecting these inspection results for 24 months after October 3, 2011 (the effective date of this AD). The reporting requirements of this AD are no longer required after that time.. Use the form (figure 1 of this AD) and submit it to FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, Attn: Jim Rutherford, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. AD 2011–18–11 Airplane Serial Number: Time-in-Service (TIS) of Airplane: Airplane Engine Type/Model Number/Series Number: TIS of Airplane When Current Engine was Installed: Date When Current Engine was Installed: STC Number that Installed Current Engine (if applicable): Out of Tolerance Recording: Corrective Action Taken: Any Additional Information (Optional): Name: Telephone and/or Email Address: Date: Send report to: Jim Rutherford, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; facsimile: (816) 329–4090; e-mail: jim.rutherford@faa.gov. Figure 1 Emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES (g) Paperwork Reduction Act Burden Statement A federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection of information displays a current valid OMB Control Number. The OMB Control Number for this information collection is 2120–0056. Public reporting for this collection of information is estimated to be approximately 5 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, completing and reviewing the collection of information. All responses to this collection of information are mandatory. Comments concerning the accuracy of this burden and suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to the FAA at: 800 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:05 Aug 26, 2011 Jkt 223001 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20591, Attn: Information Collection Clearance Officer, AES–200. (h) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, New York 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 Principal Maintenance Inspector or Principal Avionics Inspector, as appropriate, or lacking a principal inspector, your local Flight Standards District Office. (3) AMOCs approved for AD 2011–05–02 (76 FR 10220, February 24, 2011) are approved as AMOCs for this AD. (i) Related Information For more information about this AD, contact George Duckett, Aerospace Engineer, PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 FAA, New York ACO, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, New York 11590; telephone: (516) 228–7325; fax: (516) 794– 5531; email: george.duckett@faa.gov. (j) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) You must use the following service information to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51 of the following service information on the date specified: (2) Viking DHC–3 Otter Maintenance Manual Temporary Revision No. 18, Viking DHC–3 Otter Maintenance Manual Temporary Revision No. 19, and Viking DHC–3 Maintenance Manual Temporary Revision No. 20, all dated December 5, 2008, approved for IBR March 31, 2011 (76 FR 10220, February 24, 2011). (3) To get information about the revisions to the maintenance program identified in this AD, contact Viking Air Ltd., 9574 Hampden Road, Sidney, BC Canada V8L 5V5; telephone: (800) 663–8444; Internet: www.vikingair.com. E:\FR\FM\29AUR1.SGM 29AUR1 53636 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 167 / Monday, August 29, 2011 / Rules and Regulations (4) You may review copies of the referenced revisions at the FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 816–329–4148. (5) You may also review copies of the service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at an NARA facility, call 202–741– 6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/ federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ ibr_locations.html. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on August 19, 2011. John Colomy, Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2011–21876 Filed 8–26–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2011–0427; Airspace Docket No. 11–AGL–7] Amendment of Class E Airspace; Gary, IN Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends Class E airspace for Gary, IN, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Gary/Chicago International Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also updates the airport name. DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, December 15, 2011. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 1 CFR Part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Enander, Central Service Center, Operations Support Group, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76137; telephone (817) 321– 7716. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: History On May 18, 2011, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend Class E airspace for Gary, IN, creating additional VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:05 Aug 26, 2011 Jkt 223001 controlled airspace at Gary/Chicago International Airport (76 FR 28686) Docket No. FAA–2011–0427. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9U dated August 18, 2010, and effective September 15, 2010, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR Part 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. controlled airspace for Gary/Chicago International Airport, Gary, IN. The Rule This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by creating additional Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for new standard instrument approach procedures at Gary/Chicago International Airport, Gary, IN. This action also updates the airport name from Gary Regional Airport to Gary/ Chicago International Airport, Gary, IN. This action is necessary for the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. Therefore, this regulation: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the U.S. Code. Subtitle 1, Section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it amends ■ PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Adoption of the Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR Part 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR Part 71 continues to read as follows: Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959– 1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR Part 71.1 of the Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9U, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 18, 2010, and effective September 15, 2010, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth. * * * * * AGL IN E5 Gary, IN [Amended] Gary/Chicago International Airport, IN (Lat. 41°36′59″ N., long. 87°24′46″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.7-mile radius of Gary/Chicago International Airport, and within 2 miles each side of the 124° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 11.6 miles southeast of the airport. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on August 17, 2011. Walter L. Tweedy, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2011–21908 Filed 8–26–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION 16 CFR Part 310 RIN 3084–AA98 Telemarketing Sales Rule Fees Federal Trade Commission. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Federal Trade Commission (the Commission or ‘‘FTC’’ is amending its Telemarketing Sales Rule (‘‘TSR’’) by updating the fees SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29AUR1.SGM 29AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 167 (Monday, August 29, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2011-0597; Directorate Identifier 2011-CE-019-AD; 
Amendment 39-16793; AD 2011-18-11]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited (Type Certificate 
No. A-815 Formerly Held by Bombardier Inc. and de Havilland, Inc.)

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) 
for all Viking Air Limited (type certificate No. A-815 formerly held by 
Bombardier Inc. and de Havilland, Inc.) Model DHC-3 airplanes. That AD 
currently requires repetitively inspecting the elevator control tabs 
for discrepancies, taking necessary corrective actions to bring all 
discrepancies within acceptable tolerances, and reporting certain 
inspection results to the FAA. This new AD retains the actions 
currently required in AD 2011-05-02 and removes the Supplemental Type 
Certificate (STC) SA01059SE condition in the Applicability section. 
This AD was prompted by our determination that we inadvertently omitted 
certain airplanes from the Applicability section. We are issuing this 
AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: This AD is effective October 3, 2011.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain other publications listed in this AD as of March 
31, 2011 (76 FR 10220, February 24, 2011).

ADDRESSES: For information about the revisions to the FAA-approved 
maintenance/inspection program identified in this AD, contact Viking 
Air Ltd., 9574 Hampden Road, Sidney, BC Canada V8L 5V5; telephone: 
(800) 663-8444; Internet: http://www.vikingair.com. You may review 
copies of the referenced revisions at the FAA, Small Airplane 
Directorate, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information 
on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 816-329-4148.

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 AD, the regulatory evaluation, 
any comments received, and other information. The address for the 
Docket Office (phone: 800-647-5527) is Document Management Facility, 
U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., 
Washington, DC 20590.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George Duckett, Aerospace Engineer, 
FAA, New York Aircraft Certification Office, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 
410, Westbury, New York 11590; telephone: (516) 228-7325; fax: (516) 
794-5531; email: george.duckett@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR 
part 39 to supersede AD 2011-05-02, Amendment 39-16611 (76 FR 10220, 
February 24, 2011). That AD applies to the specified products. The NPRM 
published in the Federal Register on June 10, 2011 (76 FR 34011). That 
NPRM proposed to retain all of the requirements of AD 2011-05-02 and 
add airplanes to the Applicability section removing the Supplemental 
Type Certificate (STC) SA01059SE condition.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of 
the cost to the public.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the relevant data and determined that air safety and 
the public interest require adopting the AD as proposed except for 
minor editorial changes. We have determined that these minor changes:
     Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the 
NPRM for correcting the unsafe condition; and
     Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was 
already proposed in the NPRM.

Interim Action

    We are continuing to evaluate the cause of the unsafe condition 
identified in this AD to enable us to obtain better insight into the 
nature, cause, and extent of excessive free-play in the elevator 
control tabs. Based on this evaluation, we may consider further 
rulemaking.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD affects 65 airplanes of U.S. registry.
    We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD:

                                                 Estimated Costs
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                                                                                                 Cost on U.S.
             Action                   Labor cost          Parts cost       Cost per product        operators
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Inspection......................  1 work-hour x $85   Not applicable....  $85 per inspection  $5,525 per
                                   per hour = $85                          cycle.              inspection cycle.
                                   per inspection
                                   cycle.
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     We estimate the following costs to do any necessary follow-on 
actions that will be required based on the results of the inspection. 
We have no way of determining the number of airplanes that may need 
this repair/replacement:

                                               On-Condition Costs
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                                                                                                       Cost per
                    Action                                    Labor cost                 Parts cost    product
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Minimum repair................................  1 work-hour x $85 per hour = $85......          $50         $135

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Moderate repair...............................  3 work-hours x $85 per hour = $255....          150          405
Maximum repair................................  6 work-hours x $85 per hour = $510....          450          960
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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, 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 have determined that this AD will not have federalism 
implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a 
substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between 
the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power 
and responsibilities among the various levels of government.
    For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD:
    (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive 
Order 12866,
    (2) Is not a ``significant rule'' under 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.

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]

    The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by removing airworthiness directive (AD) 
2011-05-02, Amendment 39-16611 (76 FR 10220, February 24, 2011), and 
adding the following new AD:

2011-18-11 Viking Air Limited (Type Certificate No. A-815 Formerly 
Held by Bombardier Inc. and de Havilland, Inc.): Amendment 39-16793; 
Docket No. FAA-2011-0597; Directorate Identifier 2011-CE-019-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This airworthiness directive (AD) is effective October 3, 2011.

(b) Affected ADs

    This AD supersedes AD 2011-05-02, Amendment 39-16611 (76 FR 
10220, February 24, 2011).

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Viking Air Limited (type certificate No. A-
815 formerly held by Bombardier Inc. and de Havilland, Inc.) Model 
DHC-3 airplanes, all serial numbers, that are certificated in any 
category.

(d) Subject

    Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC)/Air Transport Association 
(ATA) of America Code 27, Flight Controls.

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD results from an evaluation of revisions to the 
manufacturer's maintenance manual that adds new repetitive 
inspections to the elevator control tabs. To require compliance with 
these inspections for U.S. owners and operators we are mandating 
these inspections through the rulemaking process. We are issuing 
this AD to add new repetitive inspections of the elevator control 
tabs. If these inspections are not done, excessive free-play in the 
elevator control tabs could develop. This condition could lead to 
loss of tab control linkage and severe elevator flutter. Such 
elevator flutter could lead to possible loss of control.

(f) Compliance

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

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             Actions                  Compliance          Procedures
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(1) Inspect the elevator control  (i) For airplanes   Following Viking
 tabs for discrepancies.           previously          DHC-3 Otter
                                   affected by AD      Maintenance
                                   2011-05-02 (76 FR   Manual Temporary
                                   10220, February     Revisions No. 18,
                                   24, 2011):          No. 19, and No.
                                   Initially within    20, all dated
                                   the next 50 hours   December 5, 2008.
                                   time-in-service
                                   (TIS) after March
                                   31, 2011 (the
                                   effective date
                                   retained from AD
                                   2011-05-02).
                                  (ii) For airplanes
                                   not previously
                                   affected by AD
                                   2011-05-02 (76 FR
                                   10220, February
                                   24, 2011):
                                   Initially within
                                   the next 50 hours
                                   time-in-service
                                   (TIS) after
                                   October 3, 2011
                                   (the effective
                                   date of this AD).
                                  (iii) For all
                                   affected
                                   airplanes:
                                   Repetitively
                                   thereafter
                                   inspect at
                                   intervals not to
                                   exceed 100 hours
                                   TIS.
(2) If any discrepancies are      For all affected    Following Viking
 found during any inspection       airplanes: Before   DHC-3 Otter
 required in paragraph (f)(1) of   further flight      Maintenance
 this AD, take necessary           after any           Manual Temporary
 corrective actions to bring all   inspection          Revisions No. 18,
 discrepancies within acceptable   required in         No. 19, and No.
 tolerances.                       paragraph (f)(1)    20, all dated
                                   of this AD in       December 5, 2008.
                                   which
                                   discrepancies are
                                   found.

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(3) If, during any inspection     For all affected    Use the form
 required in paragraph (f)(1) of   airplanes: Within   (figure 1 of this
 this AD, the total maximum free   30 days after the   AD) and submit it
 play of the elevator servo tab    inspection or       to FAA, Small
 and trim tab relative to the      within the next     Airplane
 elevator exceeds 1.0 degree       10 days after       Directorate,
 (this is equal to a maximum       October 3, 2011     Attn: Jim
 displacement of 0.070'' at the    (the effective      Rutherford, 901
 trailing edge), report the        date of this AD),   Locust, Room 301,
 results of the inspection to      whichever occurs    Kansas City,
 the FAA.                          later. For          Missouri 64106.
                                   airplanes
                                   previously
                                   affected by AD
                                   2011-05-02 (76 FR
                                   10220, February
                                   24, 2011): We are
                                   collecting these
                                   inspection
                                   results for 24
                                   months after
                                   March 31, 2011
                                   (the effective
                                   date retained
                                   from AD 2011-05-
                                   02). For
                                   airplanes not
                                   previously
                                   affected by AD
                                   2011-05-02 (76 FR
                                   10220, February
                                   24, 2011): We are
                                   collecting these
                                   inspection
                                   results for 24
                                   months after
                                   October 3, 2011
                                   (the effective
                                   date of this AD).
                                   The reporting
                                   requirements of
                                   this AD are no
                                   longer required
                                   after that time..
------------------------------------------------------------------------


                              AD 2011-18-11
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Airplane Serial Number:                  ...............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Time-in-Service (TIS) of Airplane:       ...............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Airplane Engine Type/Model Number/       ...............................
 Series Number:
------------------------------------------------------------------------
TIS of Airplane When Current Engine was  ...............................
 Installed:
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date When Current Engine was Installed:  ...............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
STC Number that Installed Current        ...............................
 Engine (if applicable):
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Out of Tolerance Recording:              ...............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Corrective Action Taken:                 ...............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Any Additional Information (Optional):   ...............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name:                                    ...............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Telephone and/or Email Address:          ...............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Date:                                    ...............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Send report to: Jim Rutherford, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small 
Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 
64106; facsimile: (816) 329-4090; e-mail: jim.rutherford@faa.gov.

Figure 1

(g) Paperwork Reduction Act Burden Statement

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

(h) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (1) The Manager, New York 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 Principal 
Maintenance Inspector or Principal Avionics Inspector, as 
appropriate, or lacking a principal inspector, your local Flight 
Standards District Office.
    (3) AMOCs approved for AD 2011-05-02 (76 FR 10220, February 24, 
2011) are approved as AMOCs for this AD.

(i) Related Information

    For more information about this AD, contact George Duckett, 
Aerospace Engineer, FAA, New York ACO, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 
410, Westbury, New York 11590; telephone: (516) 228-7325; fax: (516) 
794-5531; email: george.duckett@faa.gov.

(j) Material Incorporated by Reference

    (1) You must use the following service information to do the 
actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. The 
Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference (IBR) under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51 of the 
following service information on the date specified:
    (2) Viking DHC-3 Otter Maintenance Manual Temporary Revision No. 
18, Viking DHC-3 Otter Maintenance Manual Temporary Revision No. 19, 
and Viking DHC-3 Maintenance Manual Temporary Revision No. 20, all 
dated December 5, 2008, approved for IBR March 31, 2011 (76 FR 
10220, February 24, 2011).
    (3) To get information about the revisions to the maintenance 
program identified in this AD, contact Viking Air Ltd., 9574 Hampden 
Road, Sidney, BC Canada V8L 5V5; telephone: (800) 663-8444; 
Internet: www.vikingair.com.

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    (4) You may review copies of the referenced revisions at the 
FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 
64106. For information on the availability of this material at the 
FAA, call 816-329-4148.
    (5) You may also review copies of the service information that 
is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records 
Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this 
material at an NARA facility, call 202-741-6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.

    Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on August 19, 2011.
John Colomy,
Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-21876 Filed 8-26-11; 8:45 am]
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