Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company Model 680 Airplanes, 54141-54143 [2011-22225]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 169 / Wednesday, August 31, 2011 / Proposed Rules request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the International Branch, send it to ATTN: Todd Thompson, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057– 3356; telephone (425) 227–1175; fax (425) 227–1149. Information may be e-mailed to: 9ANM-116-AMOC-REQUESTS@faa.gov. 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. The AMOC approval letter must specifically reference this AD. (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer or other source, use these actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered FAA-approved if they are approved by the State of Design Authority (or their delegated agent). You are required to assure the product is airworthy before it is returned to service. Related Information (j) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency Airworthiness Directive 2010–0179, dated August 30, 2010; and BAE SYSTEMS (Operations) Limited Service Bulletin J41– 52–064, dated September 15, 2009; for related information. Issued in Renton, Washington, on August 23, 2011. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2011–22224 Filed 8–30–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2011–0913; Directorate Identifier 2011–NM–031–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company Model 680 Airplanes 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 would require adding diodes to the fuel cross-feed wiring, and revising the airplane flight manual to include procedures to use when the left or right generator is selected OFF. This proposed AD was prompted by a false cross-feed command to the right-hand fuel control card, due to the cross-feed Emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:28 Aug 30, 2011 Jkt 223001 inputs on the left- and right-hand fuel control cards being connected together and causing an imbalance of fuel between the left and right wing tanks. We are proposing this AD to prevent lateral imbalance of the airplane, which can be corrected by deflecting the aileron trim, but which increases the pilot’s workload. Uncontrolled fuel cross-feed results in lateral imbalance that could exceed the airplane’s limitation in a short period of time. Exceeding the lateral imbalance limit could result in reduced control of the airplane. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by October 17, 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 Cessna Aircraft Co., P.O. Box 7706, Wichita, Kansas 67277; telephone 316–517–6215; fax 316–517–5802; e-mail citationpubs@cessna.textron.com; Internet https:// www.cessnasupport.com/newlogin.html. 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 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: Nhien Hoang, Aerospace Engineer, Electrical Systems and Avionics Branch, ACE–119W, FAA, Wichita Aircraft Certification Office, 1801 Airport Road, PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 54141 Room 100, Mid-Continent Airport, Wichita, Kansas 67209; phone: (316) 946–4190; fax: (316) 946–4107; e-mail: nhien.hoang@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– 2011–0913; Directorate Identifier 2011– NM–031–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 a report that a Model 680 airplane in flight displayed a DC EMER BUS L amber crew alerting system (CAS) message. Per the emergency/ abnormal procedures checklist, the flightcrew identified a fault on the left main electrical bus and selected the left generator to OFF. The co-pilot (flying the airplane due to the pilot’s primary flight display being disabled by the left generator OFF, which also disabled the left fuel quantity indication) observed that an increasing amount of right aileron control input was required to maintain a wings-level attitude. After the airplane safely landed, investigation showed that the left tank had 5,500 pounds of fuel (full) and the right tank 3,300 pounds. The flightcrew confirmed it had not selected the fuel cross-feed during flight. During the 20 minutes that elapsed between selecting the left generator OFF and landing, sufficient fuel had migrated from the right to the left tank creating an imbalance of 2,200 pounds. The maximum permissible fuel imbalance for this airplane is 400 pounds. Loss of power on the left main electrical bus results in a false crossfeed command to the right-hand fuel control card, due to the cross-feed inputs on the left- and right-hand fuel control cards being connected together, thereby causing an imbalance of fuel between the left and right wing tanks. E:\FR\FM\31AUP1.SGM 31AUP1 54142 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 169 / Wednesday, August 31, 2011 / Proposed Rules This condition, if not corrected, could result in lateral imbalance of the airplane, which can be corrected by deflecting the aileron trim, but which increases the pilot’s workload. Uncontrolled fuel cross-feed results in lateral imbalance that will exceed the airplane’s limitation in a short period of time. Exceeding the lateral imbalance limit could result in reduced control of the airplane. December 16, 2010, which describes procedures for adding diodes to the fuel cross-feed wiring. We have also reviewed Cessna Temporary FAA Approved Airplane Flight Manual Change 68FM TC–R09–13, dated October 15, 2010, to the Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign Airplane Flight Manual, which introduces procedures to use when the left or right generator is selected OFF. described previously is likely to exist or develop in other products of this same type design. Relevant Service Information We reviewed Cessna Service Bulletin SB680–24–11, including Service Bulletin Supplemental Data, dated FAA’s Determination We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all the relevant information and determined the unsafe condition We estimate that this proposed AD affects 198 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed AD: Proposed AD Requirements This proposed AD would require accomplishing the actions specified in the service information described previously. Costs of Compliance ESTIMATED COSTS Action Labor cost Installation ............................... 4 work-hours × $85 per hour = $340 ..................................... 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. Emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with PROPOSALS 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 17:28 Aug 30, 2011 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. Regulatory Findings VerDate Mar<15>2010 Parts cost Jkt 223001 § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): Cessna Aircraft Company: Docket No. FAA– 2011–0913; Directorate Identifier 2011– NM–031–AD. Comments Due Date (a) We must receive comments by October 17, 2011. Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to Cessna Aircraft Company Model 680 airplanes, certificated in PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 $40 Cost per product $380 Cost on U.S. operators $75,240 any category, serial numbers –0001 through –0289 inclusive, and –0291 through –0296 inclusive. Subject (d) Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC)/Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 24: Electrical power. Unsafe Condition (e) This AD was prompted by a false crossfeed command to the right-hand fuel control card, due to the cross-feed inputs on the leftand right-hand fuel control cards being connected together and causing an imbalance of fuel between the left and right wing tanks. We are issuing this AD to prevent lateral imbalance of the airplane, which can be corrected by deflecting the aileron trim, but which increases the pilot’s workload. Uncontrolled fuel cross-feed results in lateral imbalance that could exceed the airplane’s limitation in a short period of time and result in reduced controllability of the airplane. Compliance (f) Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. Installation (g) Within 400 flight hours or 12 months after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first: Install a kit, part number (P/N) SB680–24–11, to the left and right motive flow relays, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Cessna Service Bulletin SB680–24–11, dated December 16, 2010. The kit (P/N SB680–24– 11) contains 2 sleeves, 4 splices, 2 diodes (P/N 1N4006), and instructions. (h) Before further flight after accomplishing the actions required by paragraph (g) of this AD: Revise the Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) to include the information in Cessna Temporary FAA Approved Airplane Flight Manual Change 68FM TC–R09–13, dated October 15, 2010, and remove the Temporary Changes (TCs) E:\FR\FM\31AUP1.SGM 31AUP1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 169 / Wednesday, August 31, 2011 / Proposed Rules identified in table 1 of this AD. Cessna Temporary FAA Approved Airplane Flight Manual Change 68FM TC–R09–13, dated October 15, 2010, introduces procedures to use when the left or right generator is selected OFF. Operate the airplane according to the procedures in Cessna Temporary FAA Approved Airplane Flight Manual Change 68FM TC–R09–13, dated October 15, 2010. Issued in Renton, Washington, on August 25, 2011. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2011–22225 Filed 8–30–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P TABLE 1—TCS TO REMOVE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION CESSNA 680 AFM Federal Aviation Administration Cessna TCs— 68FM 68FM 68FM 68FM Dated— TC–R09–09 TC–R09–10 TC–R09–11 TC–R09–12 ........ ........ ........ ........ October October October October 14 CFR Part 39 15, 15, 15, 15, 2010. 2010. 2010. 2010. Note 1: Updating the Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign AFM may be done by inserting a copy of Cessna Temporary FAA Approved Airplane Flight Manual Change 68FM TC– R09–13, dated October 15, 2010, into the AFM. When this TC has been included in general revisions of the AFM, the general revisions may be inserted in the AFM, provided the relevant information in the general revision is identical to that in Cessna Temporary FAA Approved Airplane Flight Manual Change 68FM TC–R09–13, and this TC may be removed. Emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with PROPOSALS Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (i)(1) The Manager, Wichita Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), ACE–115W, 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 Nhien Hoang, Aerospace Engineer, Electrical Systems and Avionics Branch, ACE–119W, FAA, Wichita Aircraft Certification Office, 1801 Airport Road, Room 100, Mid-Continent Airport, Wichita, Kansas 67209; phone: (316) 946–4190; fax: (316) 946–4107; e-mail: nhien.hoang@faa.gov. (k) For service information identified in this AD, contact Cessna Aircraft Co., P.O. Box 7706, Wichita, Kansas 67277; telephone 316– 517–6215; fax 316–517–5802; e mail citationpubs@cessna.textron.com; Internet https://www.cessnasupport.com/ newlogin.html. 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:28 Aug 30, 2011 Jkt 223001 [Docket No. FAA–2010–0904; Directorate Identifier 2010–NE–33–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca Arriel 1B Turboshaft 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: During quality inspections in repair centre some 2nd stage Nozzle Guide Vanes (NGVs) to be installed on Pre TU 148 standard Arriel 1B were found not conforming to the definition. The affected parts had been repaired and were found drilled on the rear flange instead of the front flange. This configuration corresponds to 2nd stage Turbine NGVs to be installed on post-TU 148 standard Arriel 1B engines. This non compliance may only be found on post-TU 76 standard 2nd stage Turbine NGVs (i.e., with flexible hub). This non compliance would increase hot gas ingestion and generate an increase of temperature in the Gas Generator (GG) turbine rotor, potentially resulting in turbine damage and an uncommanded in-flight shutdown. We are proposing this AD to prevent over-temperature damage of the gas generator turbine, which could result in an uncommanded in-flight engine shutdown, and a subsequent forced autorotation landing or accident. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by October 17, 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. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 54143 • 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 Turbomeca, 40220 Tarnos, France; phone: 33 05 59 74 40 00, fax: 33 05 59 74 45 15, 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: Rose Len, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238–7772; fax: 781–238– 7199; e-mail: rose.len@faa.gov. 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–2010–0904; Directorate Identifier 2010–NE–33–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 E:\FR\FM\31AUP1.SGM 31AUP1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 169 (Wednesday, August 31, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 54141-54143]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-22225]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2011-0913; Directorate Identifier 2011-NM-031-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company Model 680 
Airplanes

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 adding diodes to 
the fuel cross-feed wiring, and revising the airplane flight manual to 
include procedures to use when the left or right generator is selected 
OFF. This proposed AD was prompted by a false cross-feed command to the 
right-hand fuel control card, due to the cross-feed inputs on the left- 
and right-hand fuel control cards being connected together and causing 
an imbalance of fuel between the left and right wing tanks. We are 
proposing this AD to prevent lateral imbalance of the airplane, which 
can be corrected by deflecting the aileron trim, but which increases 
the pilot's workload. Uncontrolled fuel cross-feed results in lateral 
imbalance that could exceed the airplane's limitation in a short period 
of time. Exceeding the lateral imbalance limit could result in reduced 
control of the airplane.

DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by October 17, 
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 
Cessna Aircraft Co., P.O. Box 7706, Wichita, Kansas 67277; telephone 
316-517-6215; fax 316-517-5802; e-mail citationpubs@cessna.textron.com; 
Internet https://www.cessnasupport.com/newlogin.html. 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 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: Nhien Hoang, Aerospace Engineer, 
Electrical Systems and Avionics Branch, ACE-119W, FAA, Wichita Aircraft 
Certification Office, 1801 Airport Road, Room 100, Mid-Continent 
Airport, Wichita, Kansas 67209; phone: (316) 946-4190; fax: (316) 946-
4107; e-mail: nhien.hoang@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-2011-0913; 
Directorate Identifier 2011-NM-031-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 a report that a Model 680 airplane in flight displayed 
a DC EMER BUS L amber crew alerting system (CAS) message. Per the 
emergency/abnormal procedures checklist, the flightcrew identified a 
fault on the left main electrical bus and selected the left generator 
to OFF.
    The co-pilot (flying the airplane due to the pilot's primary flight 
display being disabled by the left generator OFF, which also disabled 
the left fuel quantity indication) observed that an increasing amount 
of right aileron control input was required to maintain a wings-level 
attitude.
    After the airplane safely landed, investigation showed that the 
left tank had 5,500 pounds of fuel (full) and the right tank 3,300 
pounds. The flightcrew confirmed it had not selected the fuel cross-
feed during flight. During the 20 minutes that elapsed between 
selecting the left generator OFF and landing, sufficient fuel had 
migrated from the right to the left tank creating an imbalance of 2,200 
pounds. The maximum permissible fuel imbalance for this airplane is 400 
pounds.
    Loss of power on the left main electrical bus results in a false 
cross-feed command to the right-hand fuel control card, due to the 
cross-feed inputs on the left- and right-hand fuel control cards being 
connected together, thereby causing an imbalance of fuel between the 
left and right wing tanks.

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This condition, if not corrected, could result in lateral imbalance of 
the airplane, which can be corrected by deflecting the aileron trim, 
but which increases the pilot's workload. Uncontrolled fuel cross-feed 
results in lateral imbalance that will exceed the airplane's limitation 
in a short period of time. Exceeding the lateral imbalance limit could 
result in reduced control of the airplane.

Relevant Service Information

    We reviewed Cessna Service Bulletin SB680-24-11, including Service 
Bulletin Supplemental Data, dated December 16, 2010, which describes 
procedures for adding diodes to the fuel cross-feed wiring. We have 
also reviewed Cessna Temporary FAA Approved Airplane Flight Manual 
Change 68FM TC-R09-13, dated October 15, 2010, to the Cessna 680 
Citation Sovereign Airplane Flight Manual, which introduces procedures 
to use when the left or right generator is selected OFF.

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 this same type design.

Proposed AD Requirements

    This proposed AD would require accomplishing the actions specified 
in the service information described previously.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this proposed AD affects 198 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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Installation.......................  4 work-hours x $85 per hour             $40            $380         $75,240
                                      = $340.
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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 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):

Cessna Aircraft Company: Docket No. FAA-2011-0913; Directorate 
Identifier 2011-NM-031-AD.

Comments Due Date

    (a) We must receive comments by October 17, 2011.

Affected ADs

    (b) None.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to Cessna Aircraft Company Model 680 
airplanes, certificated in any category, serial numbers -0001 
through -0289 inclusive, and -0291 through -0296 inclusive.

Subject

    (d) Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC)/Air Transport 
Association (ATA) of America Code 24: Electrical power.

Unsafe Condition

    (e) This AD was prompted by a false cross-feed command to the 
right-hand fuel control card, due to the cross-feed inputs on the 
left- and right-hand fuel control cards being connected together and 
causing an imbalance of fuel between the left and right wing tanks. 
We are issuing this AD to prevent lateral imbalance of the airplane, 
which can be corrected by deflecting the aileron trim, but which 
increases the pilot's workload. Uncontrolled fuel cross-feed results 
in lateral imbalance that could exceed the airplane's limitation in 
a short period of time and result in reduced controllability of the 
airplane.

Compliance

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

Installation

    (g) Within 400 flight hours or 12 months after the effective 
date of this AD, whichever occurs first: Install a kit, part number 
(P/N) SB680-24-11, to the left and right motive flow relays, in 
accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Cessna Service 
Bulletin SB680-24-11, dated December 16, 2010. The kit (P/N SB680-
24-11) contains 2 sleeves, 4 splices, 2 diodes (P/N 1N4006), and 
instructions.
    (h) Before further flight after accomplishing the actions 
required by paragraph (g) of this AD: Revise the Cessna 680 Citation 
Sovereign Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) to include the information in 
Cessna Temporary FAA Approved Airplane Flight Manual Change 68FM TC-
R09-13, dated October 15, 2010, and remove the Temporary Changes 
(TCs)

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identified in table 1 of this AD. Cessna Temporary FAA Approved 
Airplane Flight Manual Change 68FM TC-R09-13, dated October 15, 
2010, introduces procedures to use when the left or right generator 
is selected OFF. Operate the airplane according to the procedures in 
Cessna Temporary FAA Approved Airplane Flight Manual Change 68FM TC-
R09-13, dated October 15, 2010.

             Table 1--TCs To Remove From the Cessna 680 AFM
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             Cessna TCs--                           Dated--
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68FM TC-R09-09.......................  October 15, 2010.
68FM TC-R09-10.......................  October 15, 2010.
68FM TC-R09-11.......................  October 15, 2010.
68FM TC-R09-12.......................  October 15, 2010.
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    Note 1: Updating the Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign AFM may be 
done by inserting a copy of Cessna Temporary FAA Approved Airplane 
Flight Manual Change 68FM TC-R09-13, dated October 15, 2010, into 
the AFM. When this TC has been included in general revisions of the 
AFM, the general revisions may be inserted in the AFM, provided the 
relevant information in the general revision is identical to that in 
Cessna Temporary FAA Approved Airplane Flight Manual Change 68FM TC-
R09-13, and this TC may be removed.

Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (i)(1) The Manager, Wichita Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 
ACE-115W, 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 Nhien Hoang, 
Aerospace Engineer, Electrical Systems and Avionics Branch, ACE-
119W, FAA, Wichita Aircraft Certification Office, 1801 Airport Road, 
Room 100, Mid-Continent Airport, Wichita, Kansas 67209; phone: (316) 
946-4190; fax: (316) 946-4107; e-mail: nhien.hoang@faa.gov.
    (k) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Cessna Aircraft Co., P.O. Box 7706, Wichita, Kansas 67277; telephone 
316-517-6215; fax 316-517-5802; e mail 
citationpubs@cessna.textron.com; Internet https://www.cessnasupport.com/newlogin.html. 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.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on August 25, 2011.
Ali Bahrami,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-22225 Filed 8-30-11; 8:45 am]
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