Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company Airplanes, 67346-67348 [2011-27596]

Download as PDF 67346 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 211 / Tuesday, November 1, 2011 / Rules and Regulations (4) The ‘‘Condition’’ column of paragraph 1.E., ‘‘Compliance,’’ of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1279, Revision 1, dated September 2, 2011, refers to total flight cycles, ‘‘at the date of/on this service bulletin.’’ However, this AD applies to the airplanes with the specified total flight cycles as of the effective date of this AD. (l) Credit for Actions Accomplished in Accordance With Previous Service Information Actions done in accordance with Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1279, dated December 18, 2007, before the effective date of this AD are acceptable for compliance with the corresponding actions required by paragraphs (g), (h), (i), and (j) of this AD. (m) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Seattle 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. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANMSeattle-ACO-AMOC-Requests@faa.gov. (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. (3) An AMOC that provides an acceptable level of safety may be used for any repair required by this AD if it is approved by Boeing Commercial Airplanes ODA that has been authorized by the Manager, Seattle ACO to make those findings. For a repair method to be approved, the repair must meet the certification basis of the airplane, and the approval must specifically refer to this AD. (4) AMOCs approved for paragraphs (h) and (i) of AD 2009–02–06 R1, Amendment 39–16015 (74 FR 45979, September 8, 2009), are approved as AMOCs for the corresponding provisions of paragraphs (g), (h), and (i) of this AD. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES (n) Related Information For more information about this AD, contact Wayne Lockett, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Branch, ANM–120S, Seattle ACO, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; phone: (425) 917– 6447; fax: (425) 917–6590; email: wayne.lockett@faa.gov. (o) 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: (i) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737– 53A1279, Revision 1, dated September 2, 2011, approved for IBR November 16, 2011. (2) If you accomplish the optional actions specified by this AD, you must use the VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:41 Oct 31, 2011 Jkt 226001 following service information to perform those actions, unless the AD specifies otherwise. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the following service information on the date specified: (i) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737– 53A1279, Revision 1, dated September 2, 2011, approved for IBR November 16, 2011. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Boeing Commercial 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. (4) You may review copies of the service information at the FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, Washington. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (425) 227–1221. (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 Renton, Washington, on October 20, 2011. Kalene C. Yanamura, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2011–28053 Filed 10–31–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2011–1161; Directorate Identifier 2011–CE–036–AD; Amendment 39–16850; AD 2011–21–51] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: Examining the AD Docket We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Model 525C airplanes. This emergency AD was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of these airplanes. This AD requires replacing certain lithium-ion batteries installed as the main aircraft battery with either a Ni-Cad or a lead acid battery. This AD was prompted by a report of a battery fire that resulted after an energized SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 ground power unit was connected to one of the affected airplanes equipped with a lithium-ion battery as the main aircraft battery. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective November 1, 2011 to all persons except those persons to whom it was made immediately effective by Emergency AD 2011–21–51, issued on October 6, 2011, which contained the requirements of this amendment. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication identified in the AD as of November 1, 2011. We must receive comments on this AD by December 16, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 11.43 and 11.45, 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 AD, contact Cessna Aircraft Company, Product Support, P.O. Box 7706, Wichita, KS 67277; telephone: (316) 517–6000; fax: (316) 517–8500; email: Customercare@cessna.textron.com; Internet: http://www.cessna.com. 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. 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 AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Operations 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: Richard Rejniak, Aerospace Engineer, E:\FR\FM\01NOR1.SGM 01NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 211 / Tuesday, November 1, 2011 / Rules and Regulations Wichita Aircraft Certification Office, 1801 Airport Road, Room 100, Wichita, Kansas 67209; phone: (316) 946–4128; fax: (316) 946–4107; email: richard.rejniak@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion On October 6, 2011, we issued Emergency AD 2011–21–51, which requires replacing the lithium-ion main aircraft battery, Cessna part number (P/N) 9914788–1, with a Ni-Cad or a lead acid battery. This emergency AD was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of these airplanes. This action was prompted by a report of a battery fire that resulted after an energized ground power unit was connected to a Cessna Model 525C airplane equipped with a lithium-ion battery, Cessna P/N 9914788–1, as the main aircraft battery. This condition, if not corrected, could result in an aircraft fire. Relevant Service Information We reviewed Cessna Citation Service Bulletin SB525C–24–05, dated September 29, 2011. The service information describes procedures for replacing lithium-ion main aircraft batteries, Cessna P/N 9914788–1, with Ni-Cad or lead acid batteries. 67347 FAA’s Determination Comments Invited We are issuing this AD because we evaluated all the relevant information and determined the unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or develop in other products of the same type design. This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight safety and was not preceded by notice and an opportunity for public comment. However, we invite you to send any written data, views, or arguments about this AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include the docket number FAA–2011–1161 and Directorate Identifier 2011–CE–036–AD at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this 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 AD. AD Requirements This AD requires accomplishing the actions specified in the service information described previously. FAA’s Determination of the Effective Date An unsafe condition exists that requires the immediate adoption of this AD. The FAA has found that the risk to the flying public justifies waiving notice and comment prior to adoption of this rule because of a battery fire that resulted after an energized ground power unit was connected to one of the affected airplanes equipped with a certain lithium-ion battery as the main aircraft battery. If not corrected, this condition could lead to an aircraft fire. Therefore, we find that notice and opportunity for prior public comment are impracticable and that good cause exists for making this amendment effective in less than 30 days. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD affects 43 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD: ESTIMATED COSTS Action Labor cost Parts cost Replace the lithium-ion main aircraft bat- 2.5 work-hours × $85 per hour tery with a Ni-Cad or a lead acid battery. = $212.50. Cost per product From $4,314 to $7,076. From $4,526.50 to $7,288.50. 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. Authority for This Rulemaking mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES According to the manufacturer, some 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. Regulatory Findings 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 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, VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:41 Oct 31, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Cost on U.S. operators From $194,639.50 to $313,405.50. (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: E:\FR\FM\01NOR1.SGM 01NOR1 67348 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 211 / Tuesday, November 1, 2011 / Rules and Regulations (i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) 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): ■ 2011–21–51 Cessna Aircraft Company: Amendment 39–16850; Docket No. FAA–2011–1161; Directorate Identifier 2011–CE–036–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective November 1, 2011 to all persons except those persons to whom it was made immediately effective by Emergency AD 2011–21–51, issued on October 6, 2011, which contained the requirements of this amendment. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Model 525C airplanes, serial numbers 0001 through 0052, that: (1) Have a lithium-ion battery, Cessna part number (P/N) 9914788–1, installed as the main aircraft battery; and (2) are certificated in any category. (d) Subject Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC)/ Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 2432; Battery/Charger. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by a report of a battery fire that resulted after an energized ground power unit was connected to one of the affected airplanes equipped with a lithium-ion battery as the main aircraft battery. We are issuing this AD to prevent a potential battery fault that could lead to an aircraft fire. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Replace the Lithium-Ion Main Aircraft Battery, Cessna P/N 9914788–1 (1) Within the next 10 hours time-inservice after November 1, 2011 (the effective date of this AD) or within the next 7 days after November 1, 2011 (the effective date of this AD), whichever occurs first, replace the lithium-ion main aircraft battery, Cessna P/N 9914788–1, following Cessna Citation Service Bulletin SB525C–24–05, dated September 29, 2011. (2) As of November 1, 2011 (the effective date of this AD), do not install a lithium-ion battery, Cessna P/N 9914788–1, on any of the affected airplanes. (h) Special Flight Permits Special flight permits under 14 CFR 39.23 are allowed with the following limitation: ‘‘Single and non-revenue flights only.’’ VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:41 Oct 31, 2011 Jkt 226001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (1) The Manager, Wichita Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the ACO, send it to the attention of the person identified in the Related Information section of this AD. (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (j) Related Information For further information about this AD, contact: Richard Rejniak, Aerospace Engineer, Wichita ACO, FAA, 1801 Airport Road, Room 100, Wichita, Kansas 67209; phone: (316) 946–4128; fax: (316) 946–4107; email: richard.rejniak@faa.gov. (k) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) You must use Cessna Citation Service Bulletin SB525C–24–05, dated September 29, 2011, 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 on November 1, 2011. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Cessna Aircraft Company, Product Support, P.O. Box 7706, Wichita, KS 67277; telephone: (316) 517–6000; fax: (316) 517–8500; email: Customercare@cessna.textron.com; Internet: http://www.cessna.com. (3) You may review copies of the service information at the FAA, 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. (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 Kansas City, Missouri, on October 19, 2011. James E. Jackson, Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2011–27596 Filed 10–31–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 15 CFR Part 922 [Docket No. 100827401–1597–02] RIN 0648–BA20 Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Regulations Revisions Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: Pursuant to the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (NMSA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has conducted a review of the management plan and regulations for Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary (OCNMS or sanctuary), located off the outer coast of the Olympic Peninsula in the State of Washington. As a result of the review, NOAA determined that it was necessary to revise the sanctuary’s management plan and implementing regulations. NOAA is revising the OCNMS regulations to: Prohibit wastewater discharges from cruise ships; clarify the language referring to consideration of the objectives of the governing bodies of Indian tribes when issuing permits; correct the size of the sanctuary based on new area estimates (without revising the sanctuary’s actual boundaries); update of definitions; and update information such as office location. NOAA also makes additional changes to the grammar and wording of several sections of the regulations to ensure clarity and consistency with the NMSA and other sanctuaries in the National Marine Sanctuary System. DATES: Effective date: December 1, 2011. ADDRESSES: Copies of the final management plan (FMP) and environmental assessment (EA) described in this rule and the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) are available upon request to Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, 115 East Railroad Avenue, Suite 301, Port Angeles, WA 98362, Attn: George Galasso. The FMP and EA can also be viewed on the Web and downloaded at http://olympiccoast.noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George Galasso at (360) 457–6622, extension 12. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01NOR1.SGM 01NOR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2011-1161; Directorate Identifier 2011-CE-036-AD; 
Amendment 39-16850; AD 2011-21-51]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 
Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Model 525C airplanes. This emergency 
AD was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of these 
airplanes. This AD requires replacing certain lithium-ion batteries 
installed as the main aircraft battery with either a Ni-Cad or a lead 
acid battery. This AD was prompted by a report of a battery fire that 
resulted after an energized ground power unit was connected to one of 
the affected airplanes equipped with a lithium-ion battery as the main 
aircraft battery. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe 
condition on these products.

DATES: This AD is effective November 1, 2011 to all persons except 
those persons to whom it was made immediately effective by Emergency AD 
2011-21-51, issued on October 6, 2011, which contained the requirements 
of this amendment.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication identified in the AD as of November 
1, 2011.
    We must receive comments on this AD by December 16, 2011.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 
11.43 and 11.45, 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 AD, contact Cessna 
Aircraft Company, Product Support, P.O. Box 7706, Wichita, KS 67277; 
telephone: (316) 517-6000; fax: (316) 517-8500; email: 
Customercare@cessna.textron.com; Internet: http://www.cessna.com. 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.

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 AD, the regulatory evaluation, 
any comments received, and other information. The street address for 
the Docket Operations 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: Richard Rejniak, Aerospace Engineer,

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Wichita Aircraft Certification Office, 1801 Airport Road, Room 100, 
Wichita, Kansas 67209; phone: (316) 946-4128; fax: (316) 946-4107; 
email: richard.rejniak@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    On October 6, 2011, we issued Emergency AD 2011-21-51, which 
requires replacing the lithium-ion main aircraft battery, Cessna part 
number (P/N) 9914788-1, with a Ni-Cad or a lead acid battery. This 
emergency AD was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators 
of these airplanes. This action was prompted by a report of a battery 
fire that resulted after an energized ground power unit was connected 
to a Cessna Model 525C airplane equipped with a lithium-ion battery, 
Cessna P/N 9914788-1, as the main aircraft battery. This condition, if 
not corrected, could result in an aircraft fire.

Relevant Service Information

    We reviewed Cessna Citation Service Bulletin SB525C-24-05, dated 
September 29, 2011. The service information describes procedures for 
replacing lithium-ion main aircraft batteries, Cessna P/N 9914788-1, 
with Ni-Cad or lead acid batteries.

FAA's Determination

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

AD Requirements

    This AD requires accomplishing the actions specified in the service 
information described previously.

FAA's Determination of the Effective Date

    An unsafe condition exists that requires the immediate adoption of 
this AD. The FAA has found that the risk to the flying public justifies 
waiving notice and comment prior to adoption of this rule because of a 
battery fire that resulted after an energized ground power unit was 
connected to one of the affected airplanes equipped with a certain 
lithium-ion battery as the main aircraft battery. If not corrected, 
this condition could lead to an aircraft fire. Therefore, we find that 
notice and opportunity for prior public comment are impracticable and 
that good cause exists for making this amendment effective in less than 
30 days.

Comments Invited

    This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight 
safety and was not preceded by notice and an opportunity for public 
comment. However, we invite you to send any written data, views, or 
arguments about this AD. Send your comments to an address listed under 
the ADDRESSES section. Include the docket number FAA-2011-1161 and 
Directorate Identifier 2011-CE-036-AD at the beginning of your 
comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, 
economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this AD. We will 
consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this 
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 AD.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD affects 43 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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Replace the lithium-ion main      2.5 work-hours x    From $4,314 to      From $4,526.50 to   From $194,639.50
 aircraft battery with a Ni-Cad    $85 per hour =      $7,076.             $7,288.50.          to $313,405.50.
 or a lead acid battery.           $212.50.
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    According to the manufacturer, some 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:

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PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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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]

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

2011-21-51 Cessna Aircraft Company: Amendment 39-16850; Docket No. 
FAA-2011-1161; Directorate Identifier 2011-CE-036-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective November 1, 2011 to all persons except 
those persons to whom it was made immediately effective by Emergency 
AD 2011-21-51, issued on October 6, 2011, which contained the 
requirements of this amendment.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Model 525C 
airplanes, serial numbers 0001 through 0052, that:
    (1) Have a lithium-ion battery, Cessna part number (P/N) 
9914788-1, installed as the main aircraft battery; and
    (2) are certificated in any category.

(d) Subject

    Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC)/Air Transport Association 
(ATA) of America Code 2432; Battery/Charger.

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by a report of a battery fire that resulted 
after an energized ground power unit was connected to one of the 
affected airplanes equipped with a lithium-ion battery as the main 
aircraft battery. We are issuing this AD to prevent a potential 
battery fault that could lead to an aircraft fire.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Replace the Lithium-Ion Main Aircraft Battery, Cessna P/N 9914788-1

    (1) Within the next 10 hours time-in-service after November 1, 
2011 (the effective date of this AD) or within the next 7 days after 
November 1, 2011 (the effective date of this AD), whichever occurs 
first, replace the lithium-ion main aircraft battery, Cessna P/N 
9914788-1, following Cessna Citation Service Bulletin SB525C-24-05, 
dated September 29, 2011.
    (2) As of November 1, 2011 (the effective date of this AD), do 
not install a lithium-ion battery, Cessna P/N 9914788-1, on any of 
the affected airplanes.

(h) Special Flight Permits

    Special flight permits under 14 CFR 39.23 are allowed with the 
following limitation: ``Single and non-revenue flights only.''

(i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

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

(j) Related Information

    For further information about this AD, contact: Richard Rejniak, 
Aerospace Engineer, Wichita ACO, FAA, 1801 Airport Road, Room 100, 
Wichita, Kansas 67209; phone: (316) 946-4128; fax: (316) 946-4107; 
email: richard.rejniak@faa.gov.

(k) Material Incorporated by Reference

    (1) You must use Cessna Citation Service Bulletin SB525C-24-05, 
dated September 29, 2011, 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 on November 1, 2011.
    (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Cessna Aircraft Company, Product Support, P.O. Box 7706, Wichita, KS 
67277; telephone: (316) 517-6000; fax: (316) 517-8500; email: 
Customercare@cessna.textron.com; Internet: http://www.cessna.com.
    (3) You may review copies of the service information at the FAA, 
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.
    (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 Kansas City, Missouri, on October 19, 2011.
James E. Jackson,
Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-27596 Filed 10-31-11; 8:45 am]
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