Airworthiness Directives; Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Airplanes, 64693-64694 [2012-25664]

Download as PDF 64693 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 77, No. 205 Tuesday, October 23, 2012 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each week. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2012–0829; Directorate Identifier 2012–CE–024–AD; Amendment 39–17221; AD 2012–21–05] RIN 2120–AA64 The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in the AD as of November 27, 2012. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this AD, contact Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, B091–A04, 10511 E. Central Ave., Wichita, Kansas 67206; telephone: 1 (800) 429–5372 or (316) 676–3140; fax: (316) 676–8027; email: tmdc@hawkerbeechcraft.com; or Internet: http:// www.hawkerbeechcraft.com/ customer_support/ technical_and_field_support/. 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 Airworthiness Directives; Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Model G58 airplanes. This AD was prompted by notification from Hawker Beechcraft Corporation that certain affected aircraft were produced with the incorrect gauge wiring installed. This AD requires replacement of the incorrect gauge wiring with the correct wiring required by type design and the aircraft’s circuit protection. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective November 27, 2012. SUMMARY: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647–5527) is Document Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Rejniak, Aerospace Engineer, 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 We issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to include an AD that would apply to the specified products. That NPRM published in the Federal Register on August 9, 2012 (77 FR 47568). That NPRM proposed to require replacement of the incorrect gauge wiring with the correct wiring required by type design and the aircraft’s circuit protection. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of the cost to the public. Conclusion We reviewed the relevant data and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD as proposed except for minor editorial changes. We have determined that these minor changes: • Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM (77 FR 47568, August 9, 2012) for correcting the unsafe condition; and • Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already proposed in the NPRM. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD affects 40 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD: ESTIMATED COSTS Labor cost Parts cost Cost per product Cost on U.S. operators Replace supply wire of the three light strobe system. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES Action 16 work-hours × $85 per hour = $1,360 ............ $50 $1,410 $56,400 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:04 Oct 22, 2012 Jkt 229001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 E:\FR\FM\23OCR1.SGM 23OCR1 64694 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 205 / Tuesday, October 23, 2012 / Rules and Regulations air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. Regulatory Findings This AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979), (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and (4) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 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): ■ tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES 2012–21–05 Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Airplanes: Amendment 39– 17221; Docket No. FAA–2012–0829; Directorate Identifier 2012–CE–024–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective November 27, 2012. (b) Affected ADs None. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:04 Oct 22, 2012 Jkt 229001 (c) Applicability This AD applies to Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Model G58 airplanes, serial numbers (S/N) TH–2218 through TH– 2285, that are certificated in any category. (d) Subject Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC)/Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 24, Electrical power. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by notification from Hawker Beechcraft Corporation that certain aircraft were produced with the incorrect gauge wiring installed. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Replace Supply Wire of the ThreeLight Strobe System Within the next 50 hours time-inservice (TIS) after November 27, 2012 (the effective date of this AD) or within the next 6 calendar months after November 27, 2012 (the effective date of this AD), whichever occurs first, replace the supply wire of the three-light strobe system. Do the replacement following Hawker Beechcraft Mandatory Service Bulletin No. SB 33–4053, dated February 2011. (h) Special Flight Permit Special flight permits are permitted with the following limitation: visual flight rules (VFR) day conditions 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. Engineer, Wichita ACO, 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) 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) Hawker Beechcraft Mandatory Service Bulletin No. SB 33–4053, dated February 2011. (ii) Reserved. (3) For Hawker Beechcraft Corporation service information identified in this AD, contact Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, B091–A04, 10511 E. Central Ave., Wichita, Kansas 67206; telephone: 1 (800) 429–5372 or (316) 676–3140; fax: (316) 676–8027; email: tmdc@hawkerbeechcraft.com; or Internet: http:// www.hawkerbeechcraft.com/ customer_support/technical_and _field_support/. (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 October 11, 2012. John Colomy, Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2012–25664 Filed 10–22–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P (j) Related Information For more information about this AD, contact Richard Rejniak, Aerospace PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\23OCR1.SGM 23OCR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2012-0829; Directorate Identifier 2012-CE-024-AD; 
Amendment 39-17221; AD 2012-21-05]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Model G58 airplanes. This AD was prompted 
by notification from Hawker Beechcraft Corporation that certain 
affected aircraft were produced with the incorrect gauge wiring 
installed. This AD requires replacement of the incorrect gauge wiring 
with the correct wiring required by type design and the aircraft's 
circuit protection. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe 
condition on these products.

DATES: This AD is effective November 27, 2012.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in the AD as of November 27, 
2012.

ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, B091-A04, 10511 E. Central Ave., 
Wichita, Kansas 67206; telephone: 1 (800) 429-5372 or (316) 676-3140; 
fax: (316) 676-8027; email: tmdc@hawkerbeechcraft.com; or Internet: 
http://www.hawkerbeechcraft.com/customer_support/technical_and_field_support/. 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 address for the 
Docket Office (phone: 800-647-5527) is Document Management Facility, 
U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC 20590.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Rejniak, Aerospace Engineer, 
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

    We issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR 
part 39 to include an AD that would apply to the specified products. 
That NPRM published in the Federal Register on August 9, 2012 (77 FR 
47568). That NPRM proposed to require replacement of the incorrect 
gauge wiring with the correct wiring required by type design and the 
aircraft's circuit protection.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of 
the cost to the public.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the relevant data and determined that air safety and 
the public interest require adopting the AD as proposed except for 
minor editorial changes. We have determined that these minor changes:
     Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the 
NPRM (77 FR 47568, August 9, 2012) for correcting the unsafe condition; 
and
     Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was 
already proposed in the NPRM.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD affects 40 airplanes of U.S. registry.
    We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD:

                                                 Estimated Costs
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                                                                                     Cost per      Cost on U.S.
                 Action                          Labor cost           Parts cost      product       operators
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Replace supply wire of the three light   16 work-hours x $85 per             $50        $1,410          $56,400
 strobe system.                           hour = $1,360.
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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

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air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and 
procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air 
commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because 
it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on 
products identified in this rulemaking action.

Regulatory Findings

    This AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 
13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, 
on the relationship between the national government and the States, or 
on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various 
levels of government.
    For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD:
    (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive 
Order 12866,
    (2) Is not a ``significant rule'' under DOT Regulatory Policies and 
Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979),
    (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and
    (4) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or 
negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

Adoption of the Amendment

    Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the 
Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows:

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

0
1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701.


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

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

2012-21-05 Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Airplanes: Amendment 39-
17221; Docket No. FAA-2012-0829; Directorate Identifier 2012-CE-024-
AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective November 27, 2012.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Model G58 
airplanes, serial numbers (S/N) TH-2218 through TH-2285, that are 
certificated in any category.

(d) Subject

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

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by notification from Hawker Beechcraft 
Corporation that certain aircraft were produced with the incorrect 
gauge wiring installed. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe 
condition on these products.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Replace Supply Wire of the Three-Light Strobe System

    Within the next 50 hours time-in-service (TIS) after November 27, 
2012 (the effective date of this AD) or within the next 6 calendar 
months after November 27, 2012 (the effective date of this AD), 
whichever occurs first, replace the supply wire of the three-light 
strobe system. Do the replacement following Hawker Beechcraft Mandatory 
Service Bulletin No. SB 33-4053, dated February 2011.

(h) Special Flight Permit

    Special flight permits are permitted with the following limitation: 
visual flight rules (VFR) day conditions 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 more information about this AD, contact Richard Rejniak, 
Aerospace Engineer, Wichita ACO, 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) 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) Hawker Beechcraft Mandatory Service Bulletin No. SB 33-4053, 
dated February 2011.
    (ii) Reserved.
    (3) For Hawker Beechcraft Corporation service information 
identified in this AD, contact Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, B091-A04, 
10511 E. Central Ave., Wichita, Kansas 67206; telephone: 1 (800) 429-
5372 or (316) 676-3140; fax: (316) 676-8027; email: 
tmdc@hawkerbeechcraft.com; or Internet: http://www.hawkerbeechcraft.com/customer_support/technical_and_field_support/.
    (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 October 11, 2012.
John Colomy,
Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-25664 Filed 10-22-12; 8:45 am]
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