Airworthiness Directives; Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Airplanes With Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA03674AT, 63167-63169 [2011-26001]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 197 / Wednesday, October 12, 2011 / Rules and Regulations Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, P.O. Box 3707, MC 2H–65, Seattle, Washington 98124–2207; telephone 206–544–5000, extension 1; fax 206–766– 5680; e-mail me.boecom@boeing.com; Internet https://www.myboeingfleet.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. Material Incorporated by Reference (m) You must use Boeing Service Bulletin 777–24–0102, Revision 1, dated June 17, 2010; or Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 777–29–0032, dated August 9, 2007; as applicable; to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of the service information contained under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, P.O. Box 3707, MC 2H–65, Seattle, WA 98124–2207; telephone 206– 544–5000, extension 1; fax 206–766–5680; email me.boecom@boeing.com; Internet https://www.myboeingfleet.com. (3) You may review copies of the 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. (4) 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 Renton, Washington, on September 27, 2011. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2011–25754 Filed 10–11–11; 8:45 am] WREIER-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with RULES BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2011–0687; Directorate Identifier 2011–CE–017–AD; Amendment 39–16833; AD 2011–21–10] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Airplanes With Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA03674AT Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Model (Diamond) DA 40 airplanes equipped with cabin air conditioning vapor cycle system (VCS) installed per STC SA03674AT held by Premier Aircraft Services (originally held by DER Services, Inc.) following DER Services Master Document List MDL– 2006–020–1, Revision C, dated February 3, 2009; Revision D, dated April 22, 2009; Revision E, dated May 12, 2010; or Revision F, dated July 6, 2010. This AD was prompted by reports of damage around the VCS compressor mounting areas found during maintenance inspections. This AD requires deactivation of the VCS, removal of the compressor and bracket, and revision to the airplane weight and balance. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective November 16, 2011. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the AD as of November 16, 2011. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this AD, contact Premier Aircraft Service, 5540 NW 23 Avenue Hangar 14, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309, telephone: (954) 771–0411; fax: (954) 334–1489; Internet: http:// www.flypas.com. You may review copies of the referenced service information at the FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust St., Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (816) 329–4148. SUMMARY: 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:51 Oct 11, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 63167 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: Hal Horsburgh, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, Georgia 30337; telephone: (404) 474– 5553; fax: (404) 474–5606; e-mail: hal.horsburgh@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to include an AD that would apply to the specified products. That NPRM published in the Federal Register on June 28, 2011 (76 FR 37684). That NPRM proposed to require removal of the VCS mount, which could result in the air conditioner compressor disconnecting in the engine compartment. This condition could result in engine stoppage or additional damage to the engine. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM (76 FR 37684, June 28, 2011) 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 and the addition of an optional terminating action after the compressor is removed which will allow for the reinstallation and reactivation of the air conditioning system. We have determined that these minor changes: • Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM (76 FR 37684, June 28, 2011) for correcting the unsafe condition; and • Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already proposed in the NPRM. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD affects 11 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD: E:\FR\FM\12OCR1.SGM 12OCR1 63168 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 197 / Wednesday, October 12, 2011 / Rules and Regulations ESTIMATED COSTS Action Labor cost Parts cost Remove the VCS compressor, deactivate system, and revise weight and balance. 3 work-hours × $85 per hour = $255 Not applicable According to the manufacturer, all of the costs of this AD may be covered under warranty, thereby reducing the cost impact on affected individuals. We do not control warranty coverage for affected individuals. As a result, we have included all costs in our cost estimate. 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. WREIER-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with RULES Regulatory Findings 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:51 Oct 11, 2011 Jkt 226001 List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ 2011–21–10 Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Airplanes Equipped With Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA03674AT: Amendment 39–16833; Docket No. FAA–2011–0687; Directorate Identifier 2011–CE–017–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective November 16, 2011. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Model DA 40 airplanes, all serial numbers, that: (1) Are equipped with vapor cycle system (VCS) cabin air conditioning installed per Premier Aircraft Service STC SA03674AT following DER Services Master Document List MDL–2006–020–1, Revision C, dated February 3, 2009; Revision D, dated April 22, 2009; Revision E, dated May 12, 2010; or Revision F, dated July 6, 2010; and (2) are certificated in any category. (d) Subject Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 2150, Cabin Cooling System. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by reports of damage around the VCS compressor mounting area found during maintenance inspections. We are issuing this AD to remove the VCS compressor and mount, as a result of excessive wear, which could result in the air conditioner compressor disconnecting in the engine compartment. This condition could result in engine stoppage or additional damage to the engine. PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Cost per product $255 Cost on U.S. operators $2,805 (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Required Actions Within the next 100 hours time-in-service after installation of the VCS installed per STC SA03674AT held by Premier Aircraft Service (originally held by DER Services, Inc.) following DER Services Master Document List MDL–2006–020–1, Revision C, dated February 3, 2009; Revision D, dated April 22, 2009; Revision E, dated May 12, 2010; or Revision F, dated July 6, 2010, or within 30 days after November 16, 2011 (the effective date of this AD), whichever occurs later, do the following actions following Premier Aircraft Service Work Instruction PAS–WI– MSB–40–2011–001, dated March 4, 2011; and Premier Aircraft Service Mandatory Service Bulletin No. PAS–MSB–40–2011– 001, dated March 4, 2011: (1) Deactivate the VCS system. (2) Pull and collar the compressor breaker and place a placard above the breaker stating ‘‘INOP.’’ (3) Remove the VCS compressor and associated mounting hardware. (4) Revise the airplane weight and balance. (h) Optional Actions If all actions in paragraphs (g)(1), (g)(2), (g)(3), and (g)(4) of this AD have been completed, an optional terminating action allows you to reinstall the VCS compressor and reactivate the air conditioning system following Premier Aircraft Service Service Bulletin No. PAS–SB–40–2011–002, dated August 18, 2011; Seamech International Inc. Vapor Cycle Air Conditioning with Automatic Climate Control Instructions for Continued Airworthiness, ASI–772216A, Revision G, dated August 9, 2011; Seamech International Inc. Kit Compressor Mounting, Drawing SII 2216155, Revision D, dated July 21, 2011; and DER Services Installation Instructions Engineering Order EO–2006– 020–1, Revision F, dated August 18, 2011. (i) Special Flight Permit The compressor drive belt must be cut and removed before the airplane may be moved for one ferry flight to an approved repair facility to comply with the remainder of this AD. (j) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the ACO, send it to the E:\FR\FM\12OCR1.SGM 12OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 197 / Wednesday, October 12, 2011 / Rules and Regulations 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. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on October 3, 2011. Earl Lawrence, Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2011–26001 Filed 10–11–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P (k) Related Information For more information about this AD, contact Hal Horsburgh, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Atlanta ACO, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, Georgia 30337; telephone: (404) 474–5553; fax: (404) 474–5606; e-mail: hal.horsburgh@faa.gov. WREIER-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with RULES (l) 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 November 16, 2011: (i) Premier Aircraft Service Work Instruction PAS–WI–MSB–40–2011–001, dated March 4, 2011; and (ii) Premier Aircraft Service Mandatory Service Bulletin No. PAS–MSB–40–2011– 001, dated March 4, 2011. (2) If you accomplish the optional actions specified by this AD, you must use the following service information to perform those actions. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the following service information on November 16, 2011: (i) Premier Aircraft Service Service Bulletin No. PAS–SB–40–2011–002, dated August 18, 2011; (ii) Seamech International Inc. Vapor Cycle Air Conditioning with Automatic Climate Control Instructions for Continued Airworthiness, ASI–772216A, Revision G, dated August 9, 2011; (iii) Seamech International Inc. Kit Compressor Mounting, Drawing SII 2216155, Revision D, dated July 21, 2011; (iv) DER Services Installation Instructions Engineering Order EO–2006–020–1, Revision F, dated August 18, 2011. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Premier Aircraft Service, 5540 NW 23 Avenue Hangar 14, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309, telephone: (954) 771– 0411; fax: (954) 334–1489; Internet: http:// www.flypas.com. (4) You may review copies of the referenced service information 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:51 Oct 11, 2011 Jkt 226001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2011–0479; Directorate Identifier 2010–NM–154–AD; Amendment 39–16827; AD 2011–21–04] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Inc. Model DHC–8–102, –103, –106, –201, –202, –301, –311, and –315 Airplanes; Equipped With Certain Cockpit Door Installations Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to the products listed above. This 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: During structural testing of the cockpit door, it was observed that the door lower hinge block rotated which resulted in disengagement of the mating hinge pin and excessive door deflection. The lower hinge block rotated because it was attached to its support structure with only one attachment bolt, which prevented it from reacting to any moment force. This condition, if not corrected, could result in breakage and uncontrolled release of the cockpit door under certain decompression situations. After incorporation of Modsum 8Q900267 * * *, an operator reported a failure to complete the cockpit door removal function test. This condition, if not corrected, could result in the inability to remove the cockpit door for emergency egress. * * * We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD becomes effective November 16, 2011. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of November 16, 2011. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 63169 of Bombardier Service Bulletin 8–52–54, Revision A, dated November 5, 2004, as of July, 18, 2006 (71 FR 34006, June 13, 2006). ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov or in person at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andreas Rambalakos, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe and Mechanical Systems Branch, ANE–171, FAA, New York Aircraft Certification Office, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, New York 11590; telephone (516) 228– 7345; fax (516) 794–5531. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to include an AD that would apply to the specified products. That NPRM was published in the Federal Register on June 8, 2011 (76 FR 33173), and proposed to supersede AD 2006– 12–16, Amendment 39–14642 (71 FR 34006, June 13, 2006). That NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: During structural testing of the cockpit door, it was observed that the door lower hinge block rotated which resulted in disengagement of the mating hinge pin and excessive door deflection. The lower hinge block rotated because it was attached to its support structure with only one attachment bolt, which prevented it from reacting to any moment force. This condition, if not corrected, could result in breakage and uncontrolled release of the cockpit door under certain decompression situations. After incorporation of Modsum 8Q900267 * * *, an operator reported a failure to complete the cockpit door removal function test. This condition, if not corrected, could result in the inability to remove the cockpit door for emergency egress. Therefore, * * * this [Canadian] directive is issued to require rework of the cockpit door striker plate and replacement of the latch block for the affected aircraft serial numbers. * * * You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We considered the comment received. The commenter supports the NPRM (76 FR 33173, June 8, 2011). Conclusion We reviewed the available data, including the comment received, and E:\FR\FM\12OCR1.SGM 12OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 197 (Wednesday, October 12, 2011)]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-26001]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2011-0687; Directorate Identifier 2011-CE-017-AD; 
Amendment 39-16833; AD 2011-21-10]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH 
Airplanes With Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA03674AT

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Diamond 
Aircraft Industries GmbH Model (Diamond) DA 40 airplanes equipped with 
cabin air conditioning vapor cycle system (VCS) installed per STC 
SA03674AT held by Premier Aircraft Services (originally held by DER 
Services, Inc.) following DER Services Master Document List MDL-2006-
020-1, Revision C, dated February 3, 2009; Revision D, dated April 22, 
2009; Revision E, dated May 12, 2010; or Revision F, dated July 6, 
2010. This AD was prompted by reports of damage around the VCS 
compressor mounting areas found during maintenance inspections. This AD 
requires deactivation of the VCS, removal of the compressor and 
bracket, and revision to the airplane weight and balance. We are 
issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: This AD is effective November 16, 2011.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in the AD as of November 16, 
2011.

ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Premier Aircraft Service, 5540 NW 23 Avenue Hangar 14, Ft. Lauderdale, 
FL 33309, telephone: (954) 771-0411; fax: (954) 334-1489; Internet: 
http://www.flypas.com. You may review copies of the referenced service 
information at the FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust St., 
Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of 
this material at the FAA, call (816) 329-4148.

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov; or in person at the Docket Management Facility 
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays. The AD docket contains this 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: Hal Horsburgh, Aerospace Engineer, 
FAA, Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office, 1701 Columbia Avenue, 
College Park, Georgia 30337; telephone: (404) 474-5553; fax: (404) 474-
5606; e-mail: hal.horsburgh@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR 
part 39 to include an AD that would apply to the specified products. 
That NPRM published in the Federal Register on June 28, 2011 (76 FR 
37684). That NPRM proposed to require removal of the VCS mount, which 
could result in the air conditioner compressor disconnecting in the 
engine compartment. This condition could result in engine stoppage or 
additional damage to the engine.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM (76 FR 37684, June 28, 
2011) 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 and the addition of an optional terminating 
action after the compressor is removed which will allow for the 
reinstallation and reactivation of the air conditioning system. We have 
determined that these minor changes:
     Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the 
NPRM (76 FR 37684, June 28, 2011) for correcting the unsafe condition; 
and
     Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was 
already proposed in the NPRM.

Costs of Compliance

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

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                                                 Estimated Costs
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                                                                                     Cost per      Cost on U.S.
               Action                         Labor cost            Parts cost        product        operators
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Remove the VCS compressor,            3 work-hours x $85 per      Not applicable            $255          $2,805
 deactivate system, and revise         hour = $255.
 weight and balance.
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    According to the manufacturer, all of the costs of this AD may be 
covered under warranty, thereby reducing the cost impact on affected 
individuals. We do not control warranty coverage for affected 
individuals. As a result, we have included all costs in our cost 
estimate.

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

    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]

0
2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness 
directive (AD):

2011-21-10 Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Airplanes Equipped With 
Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA03674AT: Amendment 39-16833; 
Docket No. FAA-2011-0687; Directorate Identifier 2011-CE-017-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective November 16, 2011.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

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

(d) Subject

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

(e) Unsafe Condition

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

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Required Actions

    Within the next 100 hours time-in-service after installation of 
the VCS installed per STC SA03674AT held by Premier Aircraft Service 
(originally held by DER Services, Inc.) following DER Services 
Master Document List MDL-2006-020-1, Revision C, dated February 3, 
2009; Revision D, dated April 22, 2009; Revision E, dated May 12, 
2010; or Revision F, dated July 6, 2010, or within 30 days after 
November 16, 2011 (the effective date of this AD), whichever occurs 
later, do the following actions following Premier Aircraft Service 
Work Instruction PAS-WI-MSB-40-2011-001, dated March 4, 2011; and 
Premier Aircraft Service Mandatory Service Bulletin No. PAS-MSB-40-
2011-001, dated March 4, 2011:
    (1) Deactivate the VCS system.
    (2) Pull and collar the compressor breaker and place a placard 
above the breaker stating ``INOP.''
    (3) Remove the VCS compressor and associated mounting hardware.
    (4) Revise the airplane weight and balance.

(h) Optional Actions

    If all actions in paragraphs (g)(1), (g)(2), (g)(3), and (g)(4) 
of this AD have been completed, an optional terminating action 
allows you to reinstall the VCS compressor and reactivate the air 
conditioning system following Premier Aircraft Service Service 
Bulletin No. PAS-SB-40-2011-002, dated August 18, 2011; Seamech 
International Inc. Vapor Cycle Air Conditioning with Automatic 
Climate Control Instructions for Continued Airworthiness, ASI-
772216A, Revision G, dated August 9, 2011; Seamech International 
Inc. Kit Compressor Mounting, Drawing SII 2216155, Revision D, dated 
July 21, 2011; and DER Services Installation Instructions 
Engineering Order EO-2006-020-1, Revision F, dated August 18, 2011.

(i) Special Flight Permit

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

(j) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (1) The Manager, Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 
FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested 
using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 
CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local 
Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending 
information directly to the manager of the ACO, send it to the

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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.

(k) Related Information

    For more information about this AD, contact Hal Horsburgh, 
Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Atlanta ACO, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College 
Park, Georgia 30337; telephone: (404) 474-5553; fax: (404) 474-5606; 
e-mail: hal.horsburgh@faa.gov.

(l) 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 November 16, 2011:
    (i) Premier Aircraft Service Work Instruction PAS-WI-MSB-40-
2011-001, dated March 4, 2011; and
    (ii) Premier Aircraft Service Mandatory Service Bulletin No. 
PAS-MSB-40-2011-001, dated March 4, 2011.
    (2) If you accomplish the optional actions specified by this AD, 
you must use the following service information to perform those 
actions. The Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference (IBR) of the following service 
information on November 16, 2011:
    (i) Premier Aircraft Service Service Bulletin No. PAS-SB-40-
2011-002, dated August 18, 2011;
    (ii) Seamech International Inc. Vapor Cycle Air Conditioning 
with Automatic Climate Control Instructions for Continued 
Airworthiness, ASI-772216A, Revision G, dated August 9, 2011;
    (iii) Seamech International Inc. Kit Compressor Mounting, 
Drawing SII 2216155, Revision D, dated July 21, 2011;
    (iv) DER Services Installation Instructions Engineering Order 
EO-2006-020-1, Revision F, dated August 18, 2011.
    (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Premier Aircraft Service, 5540 NW 23 Avenue Hangar 14, Ft. 
Lauderdale, FL 33309, telephone: (954) 771-0411; fax: (954) 334-
1489; Internet: http://www.flypas.com.
    (4) You may review copies of the referenced service information 
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 October 3, 2011.
Earl Lawrence,
Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-26001 Filed 10-11-11; 8:45 am]
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