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Download as PDF 69742 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 21, 2012 / Rules and Regulations 2011, specifies a compliance time ‘‘after the original issue date of the service bulletin,’’ this AD requires compliance within the specified compliance time after the effective date of this AD. (2) Where Boeing Service Bulletin 747– 53A2784, Revision 1, dated September 14, 2011, specifies to contact Boeing for appropriate action, accomplish applicable actions before further flight using a method approved in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (m) of this AD. (l) Credit for Previous Actions This paragraph provides credit for the actions required by paragraphs (g) through (j) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Boeing Service Bulletin 747–53A2784, dated August 27, 2009. (m) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Seattle 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. 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) that has been authorized by the Manager, Seattle ACO, to make those findings. For a repair method to be approved, the repair must meet the certification basis of the airplane, and the approval must specifically refer to this AD. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES (n) Related Information For more information about this AD, Bill Ashforth, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Branch, ANM–120S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; phone: 425– 917–6432; fax: 425–917–6590; email: Bill. Ashforth@faa.gov. (o) 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) Boeing Service Bulletin 747–53A2784, Revision 1, dated September 14, 2011. (ii) Reserved. (3) For Boeing service information identified in this AD, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, P.O. Box 3707, MC VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:08 Nov 20, 2012 Jkt 229001 2H–65, Seattle, WA 98124–2207; telephone 206–544–5000, extension 1; fax 206–766– 5680; Internet https://www.myboeingfleet. com. (4) You may review copies of the referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. (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 Renton, Washington, on October 19, 2012. Kalene C. Yanamura, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2012–27637 Filed 11–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2010–1084; Directorate Identifier 2010–CE–056–AD; Amendment 39–17257; AD 2012–23–01] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Model 402C airplanes modified by Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA927NW and Model 414A airplanes modified by STC SA892NW. This AD was prompted by report of a Cessna Model 414A airplane modified by STC SA892NW that experienced an asymmetrical flap condition causing an uncommanded roll when the pilot set the flaps to the approach position. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the flap system, which could result in an asymmetrical flap condition. This condition could result in loss of control. DATES: This AD is effective December 26, 2012. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in the AD as of December 26, 2012. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this AD, contact Sierra Industries, Ltd, 122 Howard Langford Drive, Uvalde, Texas 78801; telephone: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 888–835–9377; email: chip@sijet.com; Internet: http://www.sijet.com/r-stolhigh. 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: Michael A. Heusser, Program Manager, Fort Worth Airplane Certification Office, FAA, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76137; phone: (817) 222– 5038; fax: (817) 222–5160; email: michael.a.heusser@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion We issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to include an airworthiness directive (AD) that would apply to the specified products. That SNPRM published in the Federal Register on August 23, 2012 (77 FR 50954). The original NPRM (75 FR 66700, October 29, 2010) proposed to require a complete inspection of the flap system and modification of the flap control system. The SNPRM (77 FR 50954, August 23, 2012) proposed to incorporate additional service information that addresses proper rigging procedures and corrective actions following additional inspection procedures. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We received no comments on the SNPRM (77 FR 50954, August 23, 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 E:\FR\FM\21NOR1.SGM 21NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 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 SNPRM (77 FR 50954, August 23, 2012) for correcting the unsafe condition; and • Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already proposed in the SNPRM. 69743 Costs of Compliance We estimate that this proposed AD affects 150 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD: ESTIMATED COSTS Action Labor cost Inspect the flap system and modify/replace the flap preselect control cable. 25 work-hours × $85 per hour = $2,125 ........ emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD 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. Parts cost 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): ■ 2012–23–01 Cessna Aircraft Company: Amendment 39–17257; Docket No. FAA–2010–1084; Directorate Identifier 2010–CE–056–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective December 26, 2012. $1,000 Cost per product $3,125 Cost on U.S. operators $468,750 (g) Inspection of the Flap Control System Within 60 days after December 26, 2012 (the effective date of this AD), do a complete inspection of the flap control system following the Inspection Instructions section of Sierra Industries, Ltd. Service Bulletin SI09–82 Series-1, Rev. A, dated June 12, 2012. (h) Modification of the Flap Control System (1) If any damage to the flap bellcrank or bellcrank mounting structure is found in the inspection required in paragraph (g) of this AD, before further flight, repair the damage and modify the flap control system following the Accomplishment Instructions of Sierra Industries, Ltd. Service Bulletin SI09–82 Series-1, Rev. A, dated June 12, 2012. (2) If no damage to the flap bellcrank or bellcrank mounting structure is found in the inspection required in paragraph (g) of this AD, within 180 days after December 26, 2012 (the effective date of this AD), modify the flap control system following the Accomplishment Instructions of Sierra Industries, Ltd. Service Bulletin SI09–82 Series-1, Rev. A, dated June 12, 2012. 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. (b) Affected ADs None. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by a report of a Cessna Model 414A airplane modified by STC SA892NW that experienced an asymmetrical flap condition causing an uncommanded roll when the pilot set the flaps to the approach position. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the flap system, which could result in an asymmetrical flap condition. This condition could result in loss of control. (j) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Fort Worth Airplane 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. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (k) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Michael A. Heusser, Program Manager, Fort Worth ACO, FAA, 2601 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:08 Nov 20, 2012 Jkt 229001 (c) Applicability This AD applies to Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Model 402C airplanes modified by Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA927NW and Model 414A airplanes modified by STC SA892NW, all serial numbers, that are certificated in any category. (d) Subject Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC)/ Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 57, Wings. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (i) Instructions for Continued Airworthiness Within 7 months after December 26, 2012 (the effective date of this AD), or during your next annual inspection, whichever occurs earlier, incorporate Sierra Industries, Ltd. Instructions for Continued Airworthiness, 82–1, Issue 1, dated June 12, 2012, into your FAA-approved maintenance program. E:\FR\FM\21NOR1.SGM 21NOR1 69744 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 21, 2012 / Rules and Regulations Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76137; phone: (817) 222–5038; fax: (817) 222–5160; email: michael.a.heusser@faa.gov. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Sierra Industries, Ltd., 122 Howard Langford Drive, Uvalde, Texas 78801; telephone: 888–835–9377; email: chip@sijet.com; Internet: http:// www.sijet.com/r-stol-high. You may review copies of the 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. (l) 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 the service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (i) Sierra Industries, Ltd. Service Bulletin SI09–82 Series-1, Rev. A, dated June 12, 2012. (ii) Sierra Industries, Ltd. Instructions for Continued Airworthiness, 82–1, Issue 1, dated June 12, 2012. (3) For Sierra Industries, Ltd. service information identified in this AD, contact Sierra Industries, Ltd., 122 Howard Langford Drive, Uvalde, Texas 78801; telephone: 888– 835–9377; email: chip@sijet.com; Internet: http://www.sijet.com/r-stol-high. (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. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on November 5, 2012. Earl Lawrence, Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2012–27456 Filed 11–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES 14 CFR Part 39 RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:08 Nov 20, 2012 Discussion Final rule. We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 767–200 and –300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks in the inner chords at both left-side and rightside stations 859.5, 883.5, and 903.5. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the frame inner chord transition radius for cracks, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to prevent large cracks in the frames and adjacent structure that can adversely affect the structural integrity of the airplane. SUMMARY: This AD is effective December 26, 2012. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in the AD as of December 26, 2012. DATES: For service information identified in this AD, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, P.O. Box 3707, MC 2H–65, Seattle, WA 98124–2207; telephone 206–544–5000, extension 1; fax 206–766–5680; Internet https:// www.myboeingfleet.com. You may review copies of the referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. ADDRESSES: 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: [Docket No. FAA–2011–1168; Directorate Identifier 2010–NM–239–AD; Amendment 39–17255; AD 2012–22–17] AGENCY: ACTION: Berhane Alazar, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Branch, ANM–120S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; phone: 425–917–6577; fax: 425–917–6590; email: Berhane.Alazar@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 November 9, 2011 (76 FR 69685). That NPRM proposed to require repetitive inspections of the frame inner chord transition radius for cracks, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. The following presents the comments received on the proposal (76 FR 69685, November 9, 2011) and the FAA’s response to each comment. Statement of Intent To Comply With the NPRM (76 FR 69685, November 9, 2011) American Airlines stated that it will incorporate the NPRM (76 FR 69685, November 9, 2011) requirements into its maintenance program and that any corrective actions will be performed at a time that is appropriate based on the compliance thresholds in the NPRM. Request To Revise Note 1 to Paragraph (g) of the NPRM (76 FR 69685, November 9, 2011) Boeing requested that we revise the wording of Note 1 to paragraph (g) of the NPRM (76 FR 69685, November 9, 2011) to clarify that structural inspections of fuselage structure are mandated by AD 2003–18–10, Amendment 39–13301 (68 FR 53503, September 11, 2003). (AD 2003–18–10 requires revising the airworthiness limitations section of the maintenance planning data document to incorporate certain inspections and compliance times to detect fatigue cracking of principal structural elements.) Boeing stated that an alteration of these structural inspections will be required for repair(s) done in accordance with Boeing Service Bulletin 767–53A0209, Revision 1, dated July 27, 2011. That service bulletin contains post-repair inspections that already provide alternative method of compliance (AMOC) coverage for the requirements of AD 2003–18–10. We disagree with the commenter’s request. Paragraph F., ‘‘Approval,’’ of Boeing Service Bulletin 767–53A0209, Revision 1, dated July 27, 2011, already contains approval of the inspections as an AMOC for the requirements of the pertinent paragraphs of AD 2003–18–10, Amendment 39–13301 (68 FR 53503, September 11, 2003). We have not changed the final rule in this regard. E:\FR\FM\21NOR1.SGM 21NOR1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 225 (Wednesday, November 21, 2012)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2010-1084; Directorate Identifier 2010-CE-056-AD; 
Amendment 39-17257; AD 2012-23-01]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all 
Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Model 402C airplanes modified by 
Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA927NW and Model 414A airplanes 
modified by STC SA892NW. This AD was prompted by report of a Cessna 
Model 414A airplane modified by STC SA892NW that experienced an 
asymmetrical flap condition causing an uncommanded roll when the pilot 
set the flaps to the approach position. We are issuing this AD to 
prevent failure of the flap system, which could result in an 
asymmetrical flap condition. This condition could result in loss of 
control.

DATES: This AD is effective December 26, 2012.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in the AD as of December 26, 
2012.

ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Sierra Industries, Ltd, 122 Howard Langford Drive, Uvalde, Texas 78801; 
telephone: 888-835-9377; email: chip@sijet.com; Internet: http://www.sijet.com/r-stol-high. 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: Michael A. Heusser, Program Manager, 
Fort Worth Airplane Certification Office, FAA, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort 
Worth, Texas 76137; phone: (817) 222-5038; fax: (817) 222-5160; email: 
michael.a.heusser@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    We issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) to 
amend 14 CFR part 39 to include an airworthiness directive (AD) that 
would apply to the specified products. That SNPRM published in the 
Federal Register on August 23, 2012 (77 FR 50954). The original NPRM 
(75 FR 66700, October 29, 2010) proposed to require a complete 
inspection of the flap system and modification of the flap control 
system. The SNPRM (77 FR 50954, August 23, 2012) proposed to 
incorporate additional service information that addresses proper 
rigging procedures and corrective actions following additional 
inspection procedures.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. We received no comments on the SNPRM (77 FR 50954, August 23, 
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

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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 
SNPRM (77 FR 50954, August 23, 2012) for correcting the unsafe 
condition; and
     Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was 
already proposed in the SNPRM.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this proposed AD affects 150 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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Inspect the flap system and modify/     25 work-hours x $85 per           $1,000          $3,125        $468,750
 replace the flap preselect control      hour = $2,125.
 cable.
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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.

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):

2012-23-01 Cessna Aircraft Company: Amendment 39-17257; Docket No. 
FAA-2010-1084; Directorate Identifier 2010-CE-056-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective December 26, 2012.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Model 402C 
airplanes modified by Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA927NW 
and Model 414A airplanes modified by STC SA892NW, all serial 
numbers, that are certificated in any category.

 (d) Subject

    Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC)/Air Transport Association 
(ATA) of America Code 57, Wings.

 (e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by a report of a Cessna Model 414A airplane 
modified by STC SA892NW that experienced an asymmetrical flap 
condition causing an uncommanded roll when the pilot set the flaps 
to the approach position. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure 
of the flap system, which could result in an asymmetrical flap 
condition. This condition could result in loss of control.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Inspection of the Flap Control System

    Within 60 days after December 26, 2012 (the effective date of 
this AD), do a complete inspection of the flap control system 
following the Inspection Instructions section of Sierra Industries, 
Ltd. Service Bulletin SI09-82 Series-1, Rev. A, dated June 12, 2012.

(h) Modification of the Flap Control System

    (1) If any damage to the flap bellcrank or bellcrank mounting 
structure is found in the inspection required in paragraph (g) of 
this AD, before further flight, repair the damage and modify the 
flap control system following the Accomplishment Instructions of 
Sierra Industries, Ltd. Service Bulletin SI09-82 Series-1, Rev. A, 
dated June 12, 2012.
    (2) If no damage to the flap bellcrank or bellcrank mounting 
structure is found in the inspection required in paragraph (g) of 
this AD, within 180 days after December 26, 2012 (the effective date 
of this AD), modify the flap control system following the 
Accomplishment Instructions of Sierra Industries, Ltd. Service 
Bulletin SI09-82 Series-1, Rev. A, dated June 12, 2012.

(i) Instructions for Continued Airworthiness

    Within 7 months after December 26, 2012 (the effective date of 
this AD), or during your next annual inspection, whichever occurs 
earlier, incorporate Sierra Industries, Ltd. Instructions for 
Continued Airworthiness, 82-1, Issue 1, dated June 12, 2012, into 
your FAA-approved maintenance program.

(j) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (1) The Manager, Fort Worth Airplane 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.

(k) Related Information

    (1) For more information about this AD, contact Michael A. 
Heusser, Program Manager, Fort Worth ACO, FAA, 2601

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Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76137; phone: (817) 222-5038; fax: 
(817) 222-5160; email: michael.a.heusser@faa.gov.
    (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Sierra Industries, Ltd., 122 Howard Langford Drive, Uvalde, Texas 
78801; telephone: 888-835-9377; email: chip@sijet.com; Internet: 
http://www.sijet.com/r-stol-high. You may review copies of the 
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.

(l) 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 the service information as applicable to do the 
actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise.
    (i) Sierra Industries, Ltd. Service Bulletin SI09-82 Series-1, 
Rev. A, dated June 12, 2012.
    (ii) Sierra Industries, Ltd. Instructions for Continued 
Airworthiness, 82-1, Issue 1, dated June 12, 2012.
    (3) For Sierra Industries, Ltd. service information identified 
in this AD, contact Sierra Industries, Ltd., 122 Howard Langford 
Drive, Uvalde, Texas 78801; telephone: 888-835-9377; email: 
chip@sijet.com; Internet: http://www.sijet.com/r-stol-high.
    (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 November 5, 2012.
Earl Lawrence,
Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-27456 Filed 11-20-12; 8:45 am]
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