Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes, 29861-29863 [2012-11954]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 98 / Monday, May 21, 2012 / Rules and Regulations 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 the Boeing Commercial Airplanes Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) or other person who 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 previously in accordance with AD 90–21–17, Amendment 39–6768 (55 FR 41510, October 12, 1990), are approved as AMOCs for the corresponding provisions of paragraphs (g) and (i) of this AD. AMOCs approved previously in accordance with AD 90–21–17, Amendment 39–6768 (55 FR 41510, October 12, 1990), are approved as AMOCs for the corresponding provisions of paragraphs (j) and (n) of this AD only if the repair or preventive modification of the affected lap splice was done in accordance with Boeing Service Bulletin 747–53A2303, Revision 2, dated October 1, 2009, including Boeing Designated Engineering Representative (DER) or Airworthiness Representative (AR) approvals of deviations to Boeing Service Bulletin 747– 53A2303, Revision 2, dated October 1, 2009. ebenthall on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with RULES (r) Related Information For more information about this AD, contact Bill Ashforth, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Branch, ANM–120S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, Washington 98057– 3356; telephone 425–917–6432; fax 425–917– 6590; email: bill.ashforth@faa.gov. 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 May 8, 2012. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2012–11869 Filed 5–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2012–0141; Directorate Identifier 2011–NM–092–AD; Amendment 39–17054; AD 2012–10–05] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This AD was prompted by an in-flight failure of the hydraulic control panel, which resulted in the absence of pressure and quantity indication of the hydraulic system and (s) Material Incorporated by Reference accompanying alerts for ‘‘hydraulic (1) You must use the following service system 1 low quantity’’ and ‘‘hydraulic information to do the actions required by this system 2 low quantity.’’ This AD AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. The requires implementing new abnormal Director of the Federal Register approved the procedures for hydraulics in the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the airplane flight manual (AFM). We are following service information under 5 U.S.C. issuing this AD to prevent loss of 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51: (i) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 747– control of the airplane due to incorrect 53A2303, dated June 2, 1988. hydraulic system failure information (ii) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 747– being provided to the flightcrew, 53A2303, Revision 1, dated March 29, 1990. followed by application of inappropriate (iii) Boeing Service Bulletin 747–53A2303, procedures. Revision 2, dated October 1, 2009. DATES: This AD becomes effective June (2) For service information identified in 25, 2012. this AD, contact Boeing Commercial The Director of the Federal Register Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, P.O. Box 3707, MC 2H–65, approved the incorporation by reference Seattle, Washington 98124–2207; telephone of a certain publication listed in this AD 206–544–5000, extension 1; fax 206–766– as of June 25, 2012. 5680; email me.boecom@boeing.com; Internet ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD https://www.myboeingfleet.com. docket on the Internet at http:// (3) You may review copies of the service www.regulations.gov or in person at the information at the FAA, Transport Airplane U.S. Department of Transportation, Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, Docket Operations, M–30, West Washington. For information on the VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:13 May 18, 2012 Jkt 226001 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 29861 Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; telephone (425) 227–1137; fax (425) 227–1149. 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 February 14, 2012 (77 FR 8181). That NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: An in-flight failure of the hydraulic control panel resulted in the absence of pressure and quantity indication of the hydraulic system and accompanying alerts for ‘‘hydraulic system 1 low quantity’’ and ‘‘hydraulic system 2 low quantity’’. The procedures prescribed the shut-off of the engine driven hydraulic pumps, resulting in complete absence of hydraulic pressure, which made it impossible to hydraulically control the flight controls, including the stabiliser. The status information contained in the procedures for these alerts may give the false impression that the stabiliser is still hydraulically controllable on one channel. The flight crew regained control by using the alternate electrically powered stabiliser control. A safety review revealed that a ‘‘hydraulic system 1 and 2 low quantity’’ alert could give the right information, however this alert is not available in the Flight Warning System. To solve this problem, Fokker Services improved the Hydraulic 1(2) Low Quantity Procedures in the Airplane Flight Manual (AFM). For the reasons described above, this [EASA] AD requires the implementation of new abnormal procedures for hydraulics in the AFM. The unsafe condition is possible loss of control of the airplane due to incorrect hydraulic system failure information being provided to the flightcrew, followed by application of inappropriate procedures. 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 received no comments on the NPRM (77 FR 8181, February 14, 2012) or on the determination of the cost to the public. Conclusion We reviewed the available data and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD E:\FR\FM\21MYR1.SGM 21MYR1 29862 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 98 / Monday, May 21, 2012 / Rules and Regulations as proposed, except for minor editorial changes. We have determined that these minor changes: • Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM (77 FR 8181, February 14, 2012) for correcting the unsafe condition; and • Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already proposed in the NPRM (77 FR 8181, February 14, 2012). Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD will affect about 4 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it will take about 1 work-hour per product to comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD to the U.S. operators to be $340, or $85 per product. ebenthall on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with RULES 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 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 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, VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:16 May 18, 2012 Jkt 226001 on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. We prepared a regulatory evaluation of the estimated costs to comply with this AD and placed it in the AD docket. 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 the NPRM (77 FR 8181, February 14, 2012), the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Operations office (telephone (800) 647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. 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 AD: ■ 2012–10–05 Fokker Services B.V.: Amendment 39–17054. Docket No. FAA–2012–0141; Directorate Identifier 2011–NM–092–AD. (a) Effective Date This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective June 25, 2012. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Fokker Services B.V. Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes, certificated in any category, all serial numbers. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 29, Hydraulic power. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by an in-flight failure of the hydraulic control panel, which resulted in the absence of pressure and quantity indication of the hydraulic system PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 and accompanying alerts for ‘‘hydraulic system 1 low quantity’’ and ‘‘hydraulic system 2 low quantity.’’ We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of control of the airplane due to incorrect hydraulic system failure information being provided to the flightcrew, followed by application of inappropriate procedures. (f) Compliance You are responsible for having the actions required by this AD performed within the compliance times specified, unless the actions have already been done. (g) Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) Revision Within 3 months after the effective date of this AD, revise the Abnormal Procedures— Hydraulics section of the Fokker F.28 AFM by incorporating the information specified in Fokker Manual Change Notification— Operational Documentation (MCNO) MCNO– F100–057, dated December 17, 2010, into the Abnormal Procedures—Hydraulics section of the AFM. Note 1 to paragraph (g) of this AD: The actions required by paragraph (g) of this AD may be done by inserting a copy of Fokker MCNO MCNO–F100–057, dated December 17, 2010, into the Abnormal Procedures— Hydraulics section of the Fokker F.28 AFM. When Fokker MCNO MCNO–F100–057, dated December 17, 2010, has been included in the 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 Fokker MCNO MCNO–F100–057, dated December 17, 2010, and that MCNO may be removed. (h) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, 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 International Branch, send it to Attn: Tom Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, Washington 98057– 3356; telephone (425) 227–1137; fax (425) 227–1149. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-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 E:\FR\FM\21MYR1.SGM 21MYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 98 / Monday, May 21, 2012 / Rules and Regulations to assure the product is airworthy before it is returned to service. (i) Related Information Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Airworthiness Directive 2011–0051, dated March 22, 2011; and Fokker MCNO MCNO–F100–057, dated December 17, 2010; for related information. (j) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the following service information under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use the following service information to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (i) Fokker Manual Change Notification— Operational Documentation MCNO–F100– 057, dated December 17, 2010. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Fokker Services B.V., Technical Services Dept., P.O. Box 231, 2150 AE Nieuw-Vennep, the Netherlands; telephone +31 (0)252–627–350; fax +31 (0)252–627–211; email technicalservices. fokkerservices@stork.com; Internet http:// www.myfokkerfleet.com. (4) 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. (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 May 9, 2012. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2012–11954 Filed 5–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2012–0534; Directorate Identifier 2012–CE–015–AD; Amendment 39–17053; AD 2012–10–04] RIN 2120–AA64 ebenthall on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with RULES 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:13 May 18, 2012 Jkt 226001 Cessna Aircraft Company Models 210G, T210G, 210H, T210H, 210J, T210J, 210K, T210K, 210L, T210L, 210M, T210M, 210N, T210N, P210N, 210R, T210R, and P210R airplanes. This AD requires an inspection(s) of the left and right wing lower main spar caps for cracks and either replacing cracked wing lower main spar caps, wing spars, or wings (as applicable) with serviceable spar caps, spars, or wings that are found free of cracks or incorporating an FAAapproved modification. This AD also requires reporting the results of the inspections to the FAA. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks found in the wing lower main spar caps on the above-referenced airplanes with cantilever metal wings. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective June 5, 2012. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in the AD as of June 5, 2012. We must receive comments on this AD by July 5, 2012. 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: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, 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, Customer Support Service, P.O. Box 7706, Wichita, Kansas 67277; telephone: (316) 517–5800; fax (316) 517–7271; Internet: www.cessnasupport.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 Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 29863 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 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: Gary D. Park, Aerospace Engineer, Wichita Aircraft Certification Office, (ACO), FAA, 1801 Airport Road, Wichita, KS 67209; phone: (316) 946–4123; fax: (316) 946–4107; email: WICHITACOS@FAA.GOV. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion We received reports of cracks found in the wing lower main spar caps on Cessna Aircraft Company Models 210G, T210G, 210H, T210H, 210J, T210J, 210K, T210K, 210L, T210L, 210M, T210M, 210N, T210N, P210N, 210R, T210R, and P210R airplanes with cantilever metal wings. The reports include a wing lower main spar cap that was completely severed with the skin split. This condition, if not corrected, could result in structural failure of the wing with consequent loss of control. Relevant Service Information We reviewed Cessna Aircraft Company Single Engine Service Letter SEL–57–01, Revision 1, dated May 9, 2012. The service letter describes procedures for visually inspecting the right and left lower main spar caps for cracks and replacing the spar cap, wing spar, or wing, as applicable. 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 a one-time internal (for all airplanes) and external (for certain airplanes) visual inspection of the left and right wing lower main spar caps for cracks and either replacing cracked wing lower main spar caps, wing spars, or wings, or incorporating an FAA-approved modification. This AD also requires reporting the results of the inspections to the FAA, Wichita ACO. Interim Action We consider this AD interim action. We are requiring inspection(s) of the left and right wing lower main spar caps with a report to the FAA of the results. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 98 (Monday, May 21, 2012)]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-11954]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2012-0141; Directorate Identifier 2011-NM-092-AD; 
Amendment 39-17054; AD 2012-10-05]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes

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 all 
Fokker Services B.V. Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This AD 
was prompted by an in-flight failure of the hydraulic control panel, 
which resulted in the absence of pressure and quantity indication of 
the hydraulic system and accompanying alerts for ``hydraulic system 1 
low quantity'' and ``hydraulic system 2 low quantity.'' This AD 
requires implementing new abnormal procedures for hydraulics in the 
airplane flight manual (AFM). We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of 
control of the airplane due to incorrect hydraulic system failure 
information being provided to the flightcrew, followed by application 
of inappropriate procedures.

DATES: This AD becomes effective June 25, 2012.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of June 25, 
2012.

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: Tom Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, 
International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 
1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, Washington 98057-3356; telephone (425) 
227-1137; fax (425) 227-1149.

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 February 14, 2012 
(77 FR 8181). That NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the 
specified products. The MCAI states:

    An in-flight failure of the hydraulic control panel resulted in 
the absence of pressure and quantity indication of the hydraulic 
system and accompanying alerts for ``hydraulic system 1 low 
quantity'' and ``hydraulic system 2 low quantity''. The procedures 
prescribed the shut-off of the engine driven hydraulic pumps, 
resulting in complete absence of hydraulic pressure, which made it 
impossible to hydraulically control the flight controls, including 
the stabiliser. The status information contained in the procedures 
for these alerts may give the false impression that the stabiliser 
is still hydraulically controllable on one channel. The flight crew 
regained control by using the alternate electrically powered 
stabiliser control.
    A safety review revealed that a ``hydraulic system 1 and 2 low 
quantity'' alert could give the right information, however this 
alert is not available in the Flight Warning System. To solve this 
problem, Fokker Services improved the Hydraulic 1(2) Low Quantity 
Procedures in the Airplane Flight Manual (AFM).
    For the reasons described above, this [EASA] AD requires the 
implementation of new abnormal procedures for hydraulics in the AFM.

The unsafe condition is possible loss of control of the airplane due to 
incorrect hydraulic system failure information being provided to the 
flightcrew, followed by application of inappropriate procedures. 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 received no comments on the NPRM (77 FR 8181, February 14, 
2012) or on the determination of the cost to the public.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the available data and determined that air safety and 
the public interest require adopting the AD

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as proposed, except for minor editorial changes. We have determined 
that these minor changes:
     Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the 
NPRM (77 FR 8181, February 14, 2012) for correcting the unsafe 
condition; and
     Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was 
already proposed in the NPRM (77 FR 8181, February 14, 2012).

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD will affect about 4 products of U.S. 
registry. We also estimate that it will take about 1 work-hour per 
product to comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average 
labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Based on these figures, we estimate 
the cost of this AD to the U.S. operators to be $340, or $85 per 
product.

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 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 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.
    We prepared a regulatory evaluation of the estimated costs to 
comply with this AD and placed it in the AD docket.

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 the NPRM (77 FR 8181, February 14, 
2012), the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other 
information. The street address for the Docket Operations office 
(telephone (800) 647-5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will 
be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt.

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]

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

2012-10-05 Fokker Services B.V.: Amendment 39-17054. Docket No. FAA-
2012-0141; Directorate Identifier 2011-NM-092-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective June 25, 
2012.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Fokker Services B.V. Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 
0100 airplanes, certificated in any category, all serial numbers.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 29, Hydraulic 
power.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by an in-flight failure of the hydraulic 
control panel, which resulted in the absence of pressure and 
quantity indication of the hydraulic system and accompanying alerts 
for ``hydraulic system 1 low quantity'' and ``hydraulic system 2 low 
quantity.'' We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of control of the 
airplane due to incorrect hydraulic system failure information being 
provided to the flightcrew, followed by application of inappropriate 
procedures.

(f) Compliance

    You are responsible for having the actions required by this AD 
performed within the compliance times specified, unless the actions 
have already been done.

(g) Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) Revision

    Within 3 months after the effective date of this AD, revise the 
Abnormal Procedures--Hydraulics section of the Fokker F.28 AFM by 
incorporating the information specified in Fokker Manual Change 
Notification--Operational Documentation (MCNO) MCNO-F100-057, dated 
December 17, 2010, into the Abnormal Procedures--Hydraulics section 
of the AFM.

    Note 1 to paragraph (g) of this AD: The actions required by 
paragraph (g) of this AD may be done by inserting a copy of Fokker 
MCNO MCNO-F100-057, dated December 17, 2010, into the Abnormal 
Procedures--Hydraulics section of the Fokker F.28 AFM. When Fokker 
MCNO MCNO-F100-057, dated December 17, 2010, has been included in 
the 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 Fokker MCNO MCNO-F100-057, 
dated December 17, 2010, and that MCNO may be removed.

(h) Other FAA AD Provisions

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, 
International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane Directorate, 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 International Branch, send it to Attn: Tom 
Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM-116, 
Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, 
Washington 98057-3356; telephone (425) 227-1137; fax (425) 227-1149. 
Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-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

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to assure the product is airworthy before it is returned to service.

(i) Related Information

    Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) 
Airworthiness Directive 2011-0051, dated March 22, 2011; and Fokker 
MCNO MCNO-F100-057, dated December 17, 2010; for related 
information.

(j) Material Incorporated by Reference

    (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference (IBR) of the following service 
information under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
    (2) You must use the following service information to do the 
actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise.
    (i) Fokker Manual Change Notification--Operational Documentation 
MCNO-F100-057, dated December 17, 2010.
    (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Fokker Services B.V., Technical Services Dept., P.O. Box 231, 2150 
AE Nieuw-Vennep, the Netherlands; telephone +31 (0)252-627-350; fax 
+31 (0)252-627-211; email 
technicalservices.fokkerservices@stork.com; Internet http://www.myfokkerfleet.com.
    (4) 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.
    (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 May 9, 2012.
Michael Kaszycki,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-11954 Filed 5-18-12; 8:45 am]
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