Airworthiness Directives; Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Airplanes, 64695-64696 [2012-25670]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 205 / Tuesday, October 23, 2012 / Rules and Regulations 64695 Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2012–0830; Directorate Identifier 2012–CE–026–AD; Amendment 39–17222; AD 2012–21–06] RIN 2120–AA64 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 C90GTi (King Air) airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of incorrect gauge wires used in certain wiring bundles for the cockpit electrical power for backlighting and instrument panel components. This AD requires replacing incorrect gauge wires in certain electrical power wiring bundles, inspecting associated wiring bundles and components for heat damage, and taking all necessary corrective actions. 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, 10511 E. SUMMARY: Central Ave., Wichita, Kansas 67206; phone: (316) 676–3100 or (888) 727– 4344; fax: (316) 676–3222 or (316) 676– 3327; email: HBC_Parts@hawkerbeechcraft.com; Internet: www.hawkerbeechcraft.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. Discussion Examining the AD Docket DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Comments 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. We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM (77 FR 47570, August 9, 2012) or on the determination of the cost to the public. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Rejniak, Aerospace Engineer, Wichita Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, 1801 Airport Road, Room 100, Wichita, Kansas 67209; phone: (316) 946–4128; fax: (316) 946–4107; email: richard.rejniak@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 47570). That NPRM proposed to require replacing incorrect gauge wires in certain electrical power wiring bundles, inspecting associated wiring bundles and components for heat damage, and taking all necessary corrective actions. 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 47570, 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 (77 FR 47570, August 9, 2012). Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD affects 85 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD: ESTIMATED COSTS Action Labor cost Parts cost Cost per product Cost on U.S. operators Replace incorrect gauge wires and damaged components. 15 work-hours × $85 per hour = $1,275 ............ $50 $1,325 $112,625 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:04 Oct 22, 2012 Jkt 229001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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. E:\FR\FM\23OCR1.SGM 23OCR1 64696 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 205 / Tuesday, October 23, 2012 / Rules and Regulations 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): ■ 2012–21–06 Hawker Beechcraft Corporation: Amendment 39–17222; Docket No. FAA–2012–0830; Directorate Identifier 2012–CE–026–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 C90GTi (King Air) airplanes, serial numbers LJ–1847, and LJ– 1853 through LJ–1997, that are certificated in any category. (d) Subject Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC)/ Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 24; Electric power. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by reports of incorrect gauge wires used in the wiring bundles for the cockpit electrical power for backlighting and instrument panel components. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the wiring for the power to the airplane’s cockpit backlighting and instrument panel components. Failure of the wiring for the airplane’s cockpit backlighting and instrument panel components could cause smoke in the cockpit; loss of power to the multifunction display, the co-pilot’s primary flight display, and cockpit lighting; and potential damage to surrounding wires and components. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Replace Cockpit Electrical Power Wires Within the next 50 hours time-in-service 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, do the replacements specified below VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:04 Oct 22, 2012 Jkt 229001 following the Accomplishment Instructions in Hawker Beechcraft Mandatory Service Bulletin No. SB 24–4050, dated November 2010: (1) Replace wire part number (P/N) CB41– J11–1 on the A124 fuel control panel assembly with a new wire P/N M22759/16– 14–9. (2) Replace wire P/N J26–4–CB308 on the co-pilot primary flight display (PFD) and wire P/N J27–5–CB272 on the multifunction display (MFD) with a new wire P/N M22759/ 16–16–9. (h) Inspect Associated Wire Bundles and Components While doing the replacements required in paragraphs (g)(1) and (g)(2) of this AD at the compliance time specified in paragraph (g) of this AD, visually inspect the associated wire bundles and components for heat damage. Do the inspections following the Accomplishment Instructions in Hawker Beechcraft Mandatory Service Bulletin No. SB 24–4050, dated November 2010. (i) Hawker Beechcraft Mandatory Service Bulletin No. SB 24–4050, dated November 2010. (ii) Reserved. (3) For Hawker Beechcraft Corporation service information identified in this AD, contact Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, 10511 E. Central Ave., Wichita, Kansas 67206; phone: (316) 676–3100 or (888) 727– 4344; fax: (316) 676–3222 or (316) 676–3327; email: HBC_Parts@hawkerbeechcraft.com; Internet: www.hawkerbeechcraft.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/ibrlocations.html. (i) Repair or Replace Damaged Wires and/or Components Before further flight after the inspection required in paragraph (h) of this AD, repair or replace any heat damaged wires or components following the Accomplishment Instructions in Hawker Beechcraft Mandatory Service Bulletin No. SB 24–4050, dated November 2010. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on October 11, 2012. John Colomy, Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. (j) Special Flight Permit Special flight permits are permitted with the following limitation: Visual flight rules (VFR) day conditions only. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (k) 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. 14 CFR Part 39 (l) Related Information For more information about this AD, contact Richard Rejniak, Aerospace Engineer, Wichita ACO, FAA, 1801 Airport Road, Room 100, Wichita, Kansas 67209; phone: (316) 946–4128; fax: (316) 946–4107; email: richard.rejniak@faa.gov. (m) 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. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 [FR Doc. 2012–25670 Filed 10–22–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2011–0567; Directorate Identifier 2010–NM–272–AD; Amendment 39–17218; AD 2012–21–02] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 767–200, –300, –300F, and –400ER series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a design review following a ground fire incident and reports of flammable fluid leaks from the wing leading edge area onto the engine exhaust area. This AD requires modification of the fluid drain path in the leading edge area of the wing. We are issuing this AD to prevent flammable fluid from leaking onto the engine exhaust nozzle, which could result in a fire. DATES: This AD is effective November 27, 2012. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23OCR1.SGM 23OCR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2012-0830; Directorate Identifier 2012-CE-026-AD; 
Amendment 39-17222; AD 2012-21-06]
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 C90GTi (King Air) airplanes. This 
AD was prompted by reports of incorrect gauge wires used in certain 
wiring bundles for the cockpit electrical power for backlighting and 
instrument panel components. This AD requires replacing incorrect gauge 
wires in certain electrical power wiring bundles, inspecting associated 
wiring bundles and components for heat damage, and taking all necessary 
corrective actions. 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, 10511 E. Central Ave., Wichita, Kansas 
67206; phone: (316) 676-3100 or (888) 727-4344; fax: (316) 676-3222 or 
(316) 676-3327; email: HBC_Parts@hawkerbeechcraft.com; Internet: 
www.hawkerbeechcraft.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 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, FAA, 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 
47570). That NPRM proposed to require replacing incorrect gauge wires 
in certain electrical power wiring bundles, inspecting associated 
wiring bundles and components for heat damage, and taking all necessary 
corrective actions.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM (77 FR 47570, August 9, 
2012) 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 47570, 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 (77 FR 47570, August 9, 2012).

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD affects 85 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 incorrect gauge wires and        15 work-hours x $85 per             $50        $1,325         $112,625
 damaged components.                      hour = $1,275.
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Authority for This Rulemaking

    Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA's authority to 
issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the 
authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII: Aviation Programs, 
describes in more detail the scope of the Agency's authority.
    We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in 
Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: ``General 
requirements.'' Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with 
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing 
regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator 
finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within 
the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition 
that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this 
rulemaking action.

Regulatory Findings

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

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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):

2012-21-06 Hawker Beechcraft Corporation: Amendment 39-17222; Docket 
No. FAA-2012-0830; Directorate Identifier 2012-CE-026-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 C90GTi 
(King Air) airplanes, serial numbers LJ-1847, and LJ-1853 through 
LJ-1997, that are certificated in any category.

(d) Subject

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

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by reports of incorrect gauge wires used in 
the wiring bundles for the cockpit electrical power for backlighting 
and instrument panel components. We are issuing this AD to prevent 
failure of the wiring for the power to the airplane's cockpit 
backlighting and instrument panel components. Failure of the wiring 
for the airplane's cockpit backlighting and instrument panel 
components could cause smoke in the cockpit; loss of power to the 
multifunction display, the co-pilot's primary flight display, and 
cockpit lighting; and potential damage to surrounding wires and 
components.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Replace Cockpit Electrical Power Wires

    Within the next 50 hours time-in-service 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, do the replacements specified below following the 
Accomplishment Instructions in Hawker Beechcraft Mandatory Service 
Bulletin No. SB 24-4050, dated November 2010:
    (1) Replace wire part number (P/N) CB41-J11-1 on the A124 fuel 
control panel assembly with a new wire P/N M22759/16-14-9.
    (2) Replace wire P/N J26-4-CB308 on the co-pilot primary flight 
display (PFD) and wire P/N J27-5-CB272 on the multifunction display 
(MFD) with a new wire P/N M22759/16-16-9.

(h) Inspect Associated Wire Bundles and Components

    While doing the replacements required in paragraphs (g)(1) and 
(g)(2) of this AD at the compliance time specified in paragraph (g) 
of this AD, visually inspect the associated wire bundles and 
components for heat damage. Do the inspections following the 
Accomplishment Instructions in Hawker Beechcraft Mandatory Service 
Bulletin No. SB 24-4050, dated November 2010.

(i) Repair or Replace Damaged Wires and/or Components

    Before further flight after the inspection required in paragraph 
(h) of this AD, repair or replace any heat damaged wires or 
components following the Accomplishment Instructions in Hawker 
Beechcraft Mandatory Service Bulletin No. SB 24-4050, dated November 
2010.

(j) Special Flight Permit

    Special flight permits are permitted with the following 
limitation: Visual flight rules (VFR) day conditions only.

(k) 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.

(l) Related Information

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

(m) 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 24-4050, 
dated November 2010.
    (ii) Reserved.
    (3) For Hawker Beechcraft Corporation service information 
identified in this AD, contact Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, 10511 
E. Central Ave., Wichita, Kansas 67206; phone: (316) 676-3100 or 
(888) 727-4344; fax: (316) 676-3222 or (316) 676-3327; email: HBC_Parts@hawkerbeechcraft.com; Internet: www.hawkerbeechcraft.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 October 11, 2012.
John Colomy,
Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
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