Airworthiness Directives; GA200 (Pty) Ltd Airplanes, 55686-55688 [2012-22050]

Download as PDF 55686 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 176 / Tuesday, September 11, 2012 / Rules and Regulations 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): ■ 2012–18–02 AGUSTA S.P.A.: Amendment 39–17178; Docket No. FAA–2012–0927; Directorate Identifier 2012–SW–052–AD. (a) Applicability (1) This AD applies to Model AB412 and AB412EP helicopters with: (i) Hoist part-number (P/N) 412–8800–01– 202 (Breeze Eastern P/N BL–20200–402) or P/N 412–8800–01–412 (Breeze Eastern P/N BL–20200–412), with a hook assembly (hook) P/N HK–118–2 installed; or (ii) Hoist P/N BL–20200–75 (Breeze Eastern) or P/N BL–20200–95 (Breeze Eastern), with a hook P/N BL–5740–8 installed, certificated in any category. (b) Unsafe Condition This AD defines the unsafe condition as the hook body locking screws not properly inserted into the slot on the housing, which could result in detachment of the hook and subsequent loss of an external load or person from the helicopter hoist. (c) Effective Date This AD becomes effective September 26, 2012. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with RULES (d) Compliance You are responsible for performing each action required by this AD within the specified compliance time unless it has already been accomplished prior to that time. (e) Required Actions (1) For hook, P/N HK–118–2, before further flight, and thereafter after every disassembly and reassembly of the hook, inspect the hook for correct assembly of the nut and housing hook by doing the following. (i) Using a .5 millimeter (mm) thickness feeler gauge, position the feeler gauge on the handwheel as shown in Figure 2 of AgustaWestland Bollettino Tecnico (BT) No. 412–132, dated May 2, 2012 (BT 412–132). (ii) If feeler gauge cannot be inserted, the nut and housing are correctly assembled. (iii) If feeler gauge can be inserted, as shown in Figure 3 of BT 412–132, reassemble the hook by following the Accomplishment Instructions, paragraphs 5 through 20, and figures 4 and 5, of BT 412–132. (2) For hook, P/N BL–5740–8, before further flight, and thereafter after every disassembly and reassembly of the hook, inspect the hook for correct assembly of the nut and body by doing the following. (i) Pull down the rubber bumper to expose the body and setscrews. (ii) Determine if the two setscrews are inserted in the two slots as shown in Figure 2 of AgustaWestland BT No. 412–133, dated May 17, 2012 (BT 412–133). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:47 Sep 10, 2012 Jkt 226001 (iii) If the setscrews are inserted in the slots, the nut and body are correctly assembled. Return the rubber bumper to its proper position. (iv) If the two setscrews are not inserted in the slots, as shown in Figure 3 of BT 412– 133, reassemble the hook by following the Accomplishment Instructions, paragraphs 5 through 20, and figures 4 and 5, of BT 412– 133. (f) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Safety Management Group, FAA, may approve AMOCs for this AD. Send your proposal to: Sharon Miles, Aviation Safety Engineer, Regulations and Policy Group, Rotorcraft Directorate, FAA, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76137; telephone (817) 222 5110; email sharon.y.miles@faa.gov. (2) For operations conducted under a 14 CFR part 119 operating certificate or under 14 CFR part 91, subpart K, we suggest that you notify your principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office or certificate holding district office, before operating any aircraft complying with this AD through an AMOC. (g) Additional Information (1) The subject of this AD is addressed in European Aviation Safety Agency AD No. 2012–0086–E, dated May 18, 2012. (h) Subject Joint Aircraft Service Component (JASC) Code: 2550: External Load Handling Equipment. (i) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (i) AgustaWestland Bollettino Tecnico No. 412–132, dated May 2, 2012. (ii) AgustaWestland Bollettino Tecnico No. 412–133, dated May 17, 2012. (3) For AgustaWestland service information identified in this AD, contact AgustaWestland, Customer Support & Services, Via Per Tornavento 15, 21019 Somma Lombardo (VA) Italy, ATTN: Giovanni Cecchelli; telephone 39–0331– 711133; fax 39 0331 711180; or at http:// www.agustawestland.com/technicalbullettins. (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Office of the Regional Counsel, Southwest Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Room 663, Fort Worth, Texas 76137. (5) You may also view this service information at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call (202) 741–6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/ code_of_federal_regulations/ ibr_locations.html PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on August 28, 2012. Lance T. Gant, Acting Manager, Rotorcraft Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2012–21722 Filed 9–10–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2012–0946; Directorate Identifier 2012–CE–037–AD; Amendment 39–17187; AD 2012–18–10] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; GA200 (Pty) Ltd Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; request for comments AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GA200 (Pty) Ltd Models GA200 and GA200C airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as failure of the strut bolt through the main spar. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective September 14, 2012. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in the AD as of September 14, 2012. We must receive comments on this AD by October 26, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: 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 GippsAero, P.O. Box SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11SER1.SGM 11SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 176 / Tuesday, September 11, 2012 / Rules and Regulations 881, Morwell, Victoria 3840, Australia, telephone: + 61 (0) 3 5172 1200; fax + 61 (0) 3 5172 1201; email: support@ gippsaero.com; Internet: www. gippsaero.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 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 street address for the Docket Office (telephone (800) 647– 5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doug Rudolph, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329– 4059; fax: (816) 329–4090; email: doug. rudolph@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), which is the aviation authority for the Commonwealth of Australia, has issued AD AD/GA200/1, dated August 23, 2012 (referred to after this as ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: As a result of a reported case of failure of the strut bolt through the main spar on a GA200C aircraft, GippsAero has issued a mandatory service bulletin to alert operators and maintenance organisations and to provide inspection and rectification actions. This Airworthiness Directive makes this inspection and rectification action mandatory. Failure to complete the actions required by this service bulletin may result in wing strut bolt failure, resulting in wing structural failure. You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with RULES Relevant Service Information GippsAero has issued Mandatory Service Bulletin SB–GA200–2012–08, Issue 1, dated August 22, 2012. The actions described in this service information are intended to correct the unsafe condition identified in the MCAI. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:47 Sep 10, 2012 Jkt 226001 FAA’s Determination and Requirements of the AD This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant to our bilateral agreement with this State of Design Authority, they have notified us of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service information referenced above. We are issuing this AD because we evaluated all information provided by the State of Design Authority and determined the unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same type design. 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 failure to complete the actions required by this service bulletin may result in wing strut bolt failure, resulting in wing structural failure. Therefore, we determined that notice and opportunity for public comment before issuing this AD are impracticable and that good cause exists for making this amendment effective in fewer than 30 days. Comments Invited This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight safety, and we did not precede it by notice and opportunity for public comment. We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2012–0946; Directorate Identifier 2012–CE–037– 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 will affect 3 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it would take about 2 work-hours per product to comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 55687 average labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Required parts would cost about $0 per product. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of the AD on U.S. operators to be $510, or $170 per product. In addition, we estimate that any necessary follow-on actions would take about 2 work-hours and require parts costing $400 for a cost of $570 per product. We have no way of determining the number of products that may need these actions. 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. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. E:\FR\FM\11SER1.SGM 11SER1 55688 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 176 / Tuesday, September 11, 2012 / Rules and Regulations 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: ■ 2012–18–10 GA200 (Pty) Ltd: Amendment 39–17187; Docket No. FAA–2012–0946; Directorate Identifier 2012–CE–037–AD. (a) Effective Date This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective September 14, 2012. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to GA200 (Pty) Ltd Models GA200 and GA200C airplanes, all serial numbers, certificated in any category. (d) Subject Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Code 57: Wings. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with RULES (f) Actions and Compliance Unless already done, do the following actions. (1) Within 10 hours time-in-service (TIS) after September 14, 2012 (the effective date of this AD), and repetitively thereafter at intervals not to exceed every 100 hours TIS, do the inspections required following GippsAero Mandatory Service Bulletin SB– GA200–2012–08, Issue 1, dated August 22, 2012. (2) If you find any discrepancy in any of the inspections required by paragraph (f)(1) of this AD, before further flight, take corrective actions following GippsAero Mandatory Service Bulletin SB–GA200– 2012–08, Issue 1, dated August 22, 2012. (g) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, Standards Office, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Send information to ATTN: Doug Rudolph, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:47 Sep 10, 2012 Jkt 226001 telephone: (816) 329–4059; fax: (816) 329– 4090; email: doug.rudolph@faa.gov. Before using any approved AMOC on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify your appropriate principal inspector (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local FSDO. (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 FAAapproved if they are approved by the State of Design Authority (or their delegated agent). You are required to assure the product is airworthy before it is returned to service. (3) Reporting Requirements: For any reporting requirement in this AD, a federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection of information displays a current valid OMB Control Number. The OMB Control Number for this information collection is 2120–0056. Public reporting for this collection of information is estimated to be approximately 5 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, completing and reviewing the collection of information. All responses to this collection of information are mandatory. Comments concerning the accuracy of this burden and suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to the FAA at: 800 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20591, Attn: Information Collection Clearance Officer, AES–200. (h) Related Information Refer to MCAI Civil Aviation Safety Authority AD AD/GA200/1, dated August 23, 2012, and GippsAero Mandatory Service Bulletin SB–GA200–2012–08, Issue 1, dated August 22, 2012, for related information. (i) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (i) GippsAero Mandatory Service Bulletin SB–GA200–2012–08, Issue 1, dated August 22, 2012. (ii) Reserved. (3) For GA200 (Pty) Ltd service information identified in this AD, contact GippsAero, PO Box 881, Morwell, Victoria 3840, Australia, telephone: + 61 (0) 3 5172 1200; fax + 61 (0) 3 5172 1201; email: support@gippsaero.com; Internet: www.gippsaero.com. (4) You may view this service information at 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 view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http://www.archives. gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri on August 31, 2012. Earl Lawrence, Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2012–22050 Filed 9–10–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2011–1181; Airspace Docket No. 11–ANM–20] Amendment of Class E Airspace; Boise, ID Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends the Class E airspace areas at Boise Air Terminal (Gowen Field), Boise, ID. This action also adjusts the geographic coordinates of the airport. The Boise VHF OmniDirectional Radio Range Tactical Air Navigational Aid (VORTAC) is no longer needed as a reference. The Donnelly Tactical Air Navigation System (TACAN) has been decommissioned and controlled airspace reconfigured. This action also makes a minor change to the legal description in reference to Class E airspace 9,000 feet Mean Sea Level (MSL). This improves the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. DATES: Effective date, 0901 UTC, November 15, 2012. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 1 CFR part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eldon Taylor, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203–4537. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: History On February 7, 2012, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend controlled airspace at Boise Air Terminal (Gowan Field), Boise, ID (77 FR 6026). Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments E:\FR\FM\11SER1.SGM 11SER1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 176 (Tuesday, September 11, 2012)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2012-0946; Directorate Identifier 2012-CE-037-AD; 
Amendment 39-17187; AD 2012-18-10]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; GA200 (Pty) Ltd 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 GA200 
(Pty) Ltd Models GA200 and GA200C airplanes. This AD results from 
mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the 
aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe 
condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe 
condition as failure of the strut bolt through the main spar. We are 
issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on 
these products.

DATES: This AD is effective September 14, 2012.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in the AD as of September 14, 
2012.
    We must receive comments on this AD by October 26, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: (202) 493-2251.
     Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: 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 GippsAero, 
P.O. Box

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881, Morwell, Victoria 3840, Australia, telephone: + 61 (0) 3 5172 
1200; fax + 61 (0) 3 5172 1201; email: support@gippsaero.com; Internet: 
www.gippsaero.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 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 street address for 
the Docket Office (telephone (800) 647-5527) is in the ADDRESSES 
section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after 
receipt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doug Rudolph, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, 
Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 
64106; telephone: (816) 329-4059; fax: (816) 329-4090; email: 
doug.rudolph@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), which is the aviation 
authority for the Commonwealth of Australia, has issued AD AD/GA200/1, 
dated August 23, 2012 (referred to after this as ``the MCAI''), to 
correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI 
states:

    As a result of a reported case of failure of the strut bolt 
through the main spar on a GA200C aircraft, GippsAero has issued a 
mandatory service bulletin to alert operators and maintenance 
organisations and to provide inspection and rectification actions.
    This Airworthiness Directive makes this inspection and 
rectification action mandatory. Failure to complete the actions 
required by this service bulletin may result in wing strut bolt 
failure, resulting in wing structural failure.

You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD 
docket.

Relevant Service Information

    GippsAero has issued Mandatory Service Bulletin SB-GA200-2012-08, 
Issue 1, dated August 22, 2012. The actions described in this service 
information are intended to correct the unsafe condition identified in 
the MCAI.

FAA's Determination and Requirements of the AD

    This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another 
country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant 
to our bilateral agreement with this State of Design Authority, they 
have notified us of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and 
service information referenced above. We are issuing this AD because we 
evaluated all information provided by the State of Design Authority and 
determined the unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or 
develop on other products of the same type design.

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 
failure to complete the actions required by this service bulletin may 
result in wing strut bolt failure, resulting in wing structural 
failure. Therefore, we determined that notice and opportunity for 
public comment before issuing this AD are impracticable and that good 
cause exists for making this amendment effective in fewer than 30 days.

Comments Invited

    This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight 
safety, and we did not precede it by notice and opportunity for public 
comment. We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this AD. Send your comments to an address listed under 
the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2012-0946; Directorate 
Identifier 2012-CE-037-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 will affect 3 products of U.S. registry. 
We also estimate that it would take about 2 work-hours per product to 
comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate 
is $85 per work-hour. Required parts would cost about $0 per product.
    Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of the AD on U.S. 
operators to be $510, or $170 per product.
    In addition, we estimate that any necessary follow-on actions would 
take about 2 work-hours and require parts costing $400 for a cost of 
$570 per product. We have no way of determining the number of products 
that may need these actions.

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.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

    Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by 
reference, Safety.

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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 AD:

2012-18-10 GA200 (Pty) Ltd: Amendment 39-17187; Docket No. FAA-2012-
0946; Directorate Identifier 2012-CE-037-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective September 
14, 2012.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to GA200 (Pty) Ltd Models GA200 and GA200C 
airplanes, all serial numbers, certificated in any category.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Code 57: Wings.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by mandatory continuing airworthiness 
information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another 
country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation 
product. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the 
unsafe condition on these products.

(f) Actions and Compliance

    Unless already done, do the following actions.
    (1) Within 10 hours time-in-service (TIS) after September 14, 
2012 (the effective date of this AD), and repetitively thereafter at 
intervals not to exceed every 100 hours TIS, do the inspections 
required following GippsAero Mandatory Service Bulletin SB-GA200-
2012-08, Issue 1, dated August 22, 2012.
    (2) If you find any discrepancy in any of the inspections 
required by paragraph (f)(1) of this AD, before further flight, take 
corrective actions following GippsAero Mandatory Service Bulletin 
SB-GA200-2012-08, Issue 1, dated August 22, 2012.

(g) Other FAA AD Provisions

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, 
Standards Office, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this 
AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Send 
information to ATTN: Doug Rudolph, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small 
Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 
64106; telephone: (816) 329-4059; fax: (816) 329-4090; email: 
doug.rudolph@faa.gov. Before using any approved AMOC on any airplane 
to which the AMOC applies, notify your appropriate principal 
inspector (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO), 
or lacking a PI, your local FSDO.
    (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain 
corrective actions from a manufacturer or other source, use these 
actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered 
FAA-approved if they are approved by the State of Design Authority 
(or their delegated agent). You are required to assure the product 
is airworthy before it is returned to service.
    (3) Reporting Requirements: For any reporting requirement in 
this AD, a federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person 
is not required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a 
penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information 
subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless 
that collection of information displays a current valid OMB Control 
Number. The OMB Control Number for this information collection is 
2120-0056. Public reporting for this collection of information is 
estimated to be approximately 5 minutes per response, including the 
time for reviewing instructions, completing and reviewing the 
collection of information. All responses to this collection of 
information are mandatory. Comments concerning the accuracy of this 
burden and suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to 
the FAA at: 800 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20591, Attn: 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, AES-200.

(h) Related Information

    Refer to MCAI Civil Aviation Safety Authority AD AD/GA200/1, 
dated August 23, 2012, and GippsAero Mandatory Service Bulletin SB-
GA200-2012-08, Issue 1, dated August 22, 2012, for related 
information.

(i) Material Incorporated by Reference

    (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed 
in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
    (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do 
the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise.
    (i) GippsAero Mandatory Service Bulletin SB-GA200-2012-08, Issue 
1, dated August 22, 2012.
    (ii) Reserved.
    (3) For GA200 (Pty) Ltd service information identified in this 
AD, contact GippsAero, PO Box 881, Morwell, Victoria 3840, 
Australia, telephone: + 61 (0) 3 5172 1200; fax + 61 (0) 3 5172 
1201; email: support@gippsaero.com; Internet: www.gippsaero.com.
    (4) You may view this service information at 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 view this service information that is incorporated 
by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration 
(NARA). For information on the availability of this material at 
NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

    Issued in Kansas City, Missouri on August 31, 2012.
Earl Lawrence,
Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-22050 Filed 9-10-12; 8:45 am]
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