Airworthiness Directives; PILATUS Aircraft Ltd. Airplanes, 24689-24691 [2013-09888]

Download as PDF 24689 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 81 Friday, April 26, 2013 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2013–0383; Directorate Identifier 2013–CE–008–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; PILATUS Aircraft Ltd. Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all PILATUS Aircraft Ltd. Model PC–7 airplanes. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as a need to incorporate new revisions into the Limitations section of the FAA-approved maintenance program (e.g., maintenance manual). The limitations were revised to include an emergency fuel control system adjustment test. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products. SUMMARY: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by June 10, 2013. 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– erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:46 Apr 25, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 proposed AD, contact PILATUS AIRCRAFT LTD., Customer Technical Support (MCC), P.O. Box 992, CH–6371 STANS, Switzerland; telephone: +41 (0)41 619 67 74; fax: +41 (0)41 619 67 73; Internet: http://www.pilatusaircraft.com or email: Techsupport@pilatus-aircraft.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 proposed 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: Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2013–0383; Directorate Identifier 2013–CE–008–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this proposed AD because of those comments. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we receive about this proposed AD. Discussion The Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA), which is the aviation authority for Switzerland, has issued AD HB– 2013–003, dated March 19, 2013 (referred to after this as ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: This Airworthiness Directive (AD) is prompted by changes to the Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) of the Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM), which adds life-limits, revises life-limits or adds inspections not previously identified. These documents include the maintenance instructions and/or airworthiness limitations developed by Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. and approved by FOCA. Failure to comply with these instructions and limitations could potentially lead to unsafe condition. Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. published Pilatus PC– 7 AMM report no. 01715 revision 31 dated 30 November 2012 to incorporate a 300 Flight Hour (FH) hour inspection on the Emergency Fuel Control System (FCS). For the reason described above, this AD requires the implementation and the compliance with this new maintenance requirement. You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket. Relevant Service Information PILATUS Aircraft Ltd. has issued PILATUS PC–7 Maintenance Manual, Time Limited Inspection Requirements, 05–10–20, pages 1 through 6, dated November 30, 2012; and PILATUS PC– 7 Maintenance Manual, Emergency Fuel Control System—Adjustment/Test, 76– 20–00, pages 501 and 502, dated November 30, 2010. 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 Proposed 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 E:\FR\FM\26APP1.SGM 26APP1 24690 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 81 / Friday, April 26, 2013 / Proposed Rules referenced above. We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all information and determined the unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same type design. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this proposed AD will affect 15 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it would take about 1 work-hour per product to comply with the basic requirements of this proposed AD. The average labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Required parts would cost about $10 per product. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of the proposed AD on U.S. operators to be $1,425, or $95 per product. erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 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 proposed AD would not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would 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 this proposed regulation: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979), (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and (4) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:46 Apr 25, 2013 Jkt 229001 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. The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 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: ■ PILATUS Aircraft Ltd.: Docket No. FAA– 2013–0383; Directorate Identifier 2013– CE–008–AD. (a) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by June 10, 2013. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to PILATUS Aircraft Ltd. Model PC–7 airplanes, all serial numbers, certificated in any category. (d) Subject Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Code 76: Engine Controls. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as a need to incorporate new revisions into the Limitations section of the FAA-approved maintenance program (e.g., maintenance manual). The limitations were revised to include an emergency fuel control system adjustment test. We are issuing this AD to ensure the continued operational safety of the affected airplanes. (f) Actions and Compliance Unless already done, do the following actions as specified in paragraphs (f)(1) and (f)(2) of this AD: (1) Within the next 90 days after the effective date of this AD and repetitively thereafter at intervals not to exceed 300 hours time-in-service, do the emergency fuel control system test following the Functional Test Procedures in PILATUS PC–7 Maintenance Manual, Emergency Fuel Control System—Adjustment/Test, 76–20– 00, pages 501 and 502, dated November 30, PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 2010, as specified in PILATUS PC–7 Maintenance Manual, Time Limited Inspection Requirements, 05–10–20, dated November 30, 2012. Note to paragraph (f)(1) of this AD: Only page 4, Chapter 76—Engine Controls, of PILATUS PC–7 Maintenance Manual, Time Limited Inspection Requirements, 05–10–20, dated November 30, 2012, which was revised to add PILATUS PC–7 Maintenance Manual, Emergency Fuel Control System— Adjustment/Test, 76–20–00, dated November 30, 2010, is being mandated in this AD. Other Chapters referenced in this document are covered in other ADs. (2) As a result of the functional test required in paragraph (f)(1) of this AD, if a discrepancy is found that is not identified in the document listed in paragraph (f)(1) of this AD, before further flight after finding the discrepancy, contact Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. at the address specified in paragraph (h) of this AD for a repair scheme and incorporate that repair scheme. (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. E:\FR\FM\26APP1.SGM 26APP1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 81 / Friday, April 26, 2013 / Proposed Rules (h) Related Information Refer to Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) AD HB–2013–003, dated March 19, 2013; PILATUS PC–7 Maintenance Manual, Time Limited Inspection Requirements, 50– 10–20, pages 1 through 6, dated November 30, 2012; and PILATUS PC–7 Maintenance Manual, Emergency Fuel Control System— Adjustment/Test, 76–20–00, pages 501 and 502, dated November 30, 2010, for related information. For service information related to this AD, contact PILATUS AIRCRAFT LTD., Customer Technical Support (MCC), P.O. Box 992, CH–6371 STANS, Switzerland; telephone: +41 (0)41 619 67 74; fax: +41 (0)41 619 67 73; Internet: http://www.pilatusaircraft.com or email: Techsupport@pilatusaircraft.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. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on April 19, 2013. Earl Lawrence, Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2013–09888 Filed 4–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES the comment period for the proposed rule. The comment period for the proposed rule published January 16, 2013, at 78 FR 3646, is extended. In addition, the comment period for the information collection issues in the proposed rule, extended February 19, 2013, at 78 FR 11611, is further extended. Submit either electronic or written comments on the proposed rule by September 16, 2013. Submit comments on information collection issues under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 by September 16, 2013 (see the ‘‘Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995’’ section of this document). ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FDA–2011–N– 0920 and/or Regulatory Information Number (RIN) 0910–AG36, by any of the following methods, except that comments on information collection issues under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 must be submitted to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) (see the ‘‘Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995’’ section of this document). DATES: Electronic Submissions 21 CFR Parts 1, 16, 106, 110, 114, 117, 120, 123, 129, 179, and 211 Submit electronic comments in the following way • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. [Docket No. FDA–2011–N–0920] Written Submissions Food and Drug Administration RIN 0910–AG36 Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food; Extension of Comment Periods AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. Proposed rule; extension of comment periods. ACTION: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is extending the comment period for the proposed rule, and for the information collection related to the proposed rule, ‘‘Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food’’ that appeared in the Federal Register of January 16, 2013. We are taking this action in response to requests for an extension to allow interested persons additional time to submit comments on the proposed rule. We also are taking this action to keep the comment period for the information collection provisions associated with the rule consistent with erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:19 Apr 25, 2013 Jkt 229001 Submit written submissions in the following ways: • Mail/Hand delivery/Courier (for paper or CD–ROM submissions): Division of Dockets Management (HFA– 305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. Instructions: All submissions received must include the Agency name and Docket No. for this rulemaking. All comments received may be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. For additional information on submitting comments, see the ‘‘Comments’’ heading of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov and insert the docket number, found in brackets in the heading of this document, into the ‘‘Search’’ box and follow the prompts and/or go to the Division of Dockets Management, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 24691 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: With regard to the proposed rule: Jenny Scott, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS–300), Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740, 240– 402–2166. With regard to the information collection: Domini Bean, Office of Information Management, Food and Drug Administration, 1350 Picard Drive, PI50–400T, Rockville, MD 20850, domini.bean@fda.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background In the Federal Register of January 16, 2013 (78 FR 3646), we published a proposed rule entitled ‘‘Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food’’ with a 120day comment period on the provisions of the proposed rule and a 30-day comment period on the information collection provisions that are subject to review by OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520). OMB and FDA previously received requests for a 90-day extension of the comment period for the information collection provisions of the proposed rule. We considered the requests and extended the comment period for the information collection for 90 days to make the comment period for the information collection provisions the same as that for the proposed rule—i.e., until May 16, 2013 (Federal Register of February 19, 2013, 78 FR 11611). FDA has now received comments requesting an extension of the comment period on the proposed rule. Each request conveyed concern that the current 120day comment period does not allow sufficient time to develop a meaningful or thoughtful response to the proposed rule. FDA has considered the requests and is granting a 120-day extension of the comment period for the proposed rule. FDA believes that a 120-day extension allows adequate time for interested persons to submit comments without significantly delaying rulemaking on these important issues. We also are extending the comment period for the information collection provisions for 120 days to continue to make the comment period for the information collection provisions the same as the comment period for the provisions of the proposed rule. To clarify, FDA is requesting comment on all issues raised by the proposed rule. II. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 Interested persons may either submit electronic comments regarding the E:\FR\FM\26APP1.SGM 26APP1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0383; Directorate Identifier 2013-CE-008-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; PILATUS Aircraft Ltd. Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all 
PILATUS Aircraft Ltd. Model PC-7 airplanes. This proposed AD results 
from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated 
by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an 
unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe 
condition as a need to incorporate new revisions into the Limitations 
section of the FAA-approved maintenance program (e.g., maintenance 
manual). The limitations were revised to include an emergency fuel 
control system adjustment test. We are issuing this proposed AD to 
require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by June 10, 2013.

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 proposed AD, contact 
PILATUS AIRCRAFT LTD., Customer Technical Support (MCC), P.O. Box 992, 
CH-6371 STANS, Switzerland; telephone: +41 (0)41 619 67 74; fax: +41 
(0)41 619 67 73; Internet: http://www.pilatus-aircraft.com or email: 
aircraft.com">Techsupport@pilatus-aircraft.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 proposed 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:

Comments Invited

    We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address 
listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2013-0383; 
Directorate Identifier 2013-CE-008-AD'' at the beginning of your 
comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, 
economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We 
will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend 
this proposed AD because of those comments.
    We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http://regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We 
will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we 
receive about this proposed AD.

Discussion

    The Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA), which is the aviation 
authority for Switzerland, has issued AD HB-2013-003, dated March 19, 
2013 (referred to after this as ``the MCAI''), to correct an unsafe 
condition for the specified products. The MCAI states:

    This Airworthiness Directive (AD) is prompted by changes to the 
Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) of the Aircraft Maintenance 
Manual (AMM), which adds life-limits, revises life-limits or adds 
inspections not previously identified.
    These documents include the maintenance instructions and/or 
airworthiness limitations developed by Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. and 
approved by FOCA. Failure to comply with these instructions and 
limitations could potentially lead to unsafe condition.
    Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. published Pilatus PC-7 AMM report no. 
01715 revision 31 dated 30 November 2012 to incorporate a 300 Flight 
Hour (FH) hour inspection on the Emergency Fuel Control System 
(FCS).
    For the reason described above, this AD requires the 
implementation and the compliance with this new maintenance 
requirement.

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

Relevant Service Information

    PILATUS Aircraft Ltd. has issued PILATUS PC-7 Maintenance Manual, 
Time Limited Inspection Requirements, 05-10-20, pages 1 through 6, 
dated November 30, 2012; and PILATUS PC-7 Maintenance Manual, Emergency 
Fuel Control System--Adjustment/Test, 76-20-00, pages 501 and 502, 
dated November 30, 2010. 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 Proposed 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

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referenced above. We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all 
information and determined the unsafe condition exists and is likely to 
exist or develop on other products of the same type design.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this proposed AD will affect 15 products of U.S. 
registry. We also estimate that it would take about 1 work-hour per 
product to comply with the basic requirements of this proposed AD. The 
average labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Required parts would cost 
about $10 per product.
    Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of the proposed AD on 
U.S. operators to be $1,425, or $95 per product.

Authority for This Rulemaking

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

Regulatory Findings

    We determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism 
implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would 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 this proposed 
regulation:
    (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.

The Proposed Amendment

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

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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

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


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

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

PILATUS Aircraft Ltd.: Docket No. FAA-2013-0383; Directorate 
Identifier 2013-CE-008-AD.

(a) Comments Due Date

    We must receive comments by June 10, 2013.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to PILATUS Aircraft Ltd. Model PC-7 airplanes, 
all serial numbers, certificated in any category.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Code 76: Engine 
Controls.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by mandatory continuing airworthiness 
information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another 
country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation 
product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as a need to 
incorporate new revisions into the Limitations section of the FAA-
approved maintenance program (e.g., maintenance manual). The 
limitations were revised to include an emergency fuel control system 
adjustment test. We are issuing this AD to ensure the continued 
operational safety of the affected airplanes.

(f) Actions and Compliance

    Unless already done, do the following actions as specified in 
paragraphs (f)(1) and (f)(2) of this AD:
    (1) Within the next 90 days after the effective date of this AD 
and repetitively thereafter at intervals not to exceed 300 hours 
time-in-service, do the emergency fuel control system test following 
the Functional Test Procedures in PILATUS PC-7 Maintenance Manual, 
Emergency Fuel Control System--Adjustment/Test, 76-20-00, pages 501 
and 502, dated November 30, 2010, as specified in PILATUS PC-7 
Maintenance Manual, Time Limited Inspection Requirements, 05-10-20, 
dated November 30, 2012.

    Note to paragraph (f)(1) of this AD: Only page 4, Chapter 76--
Engine Controls, of PILATUS PC-7 Maintenance Manual, Time Limited 
Inspection Requirements, 05-10-20, dated November 30, 2012, which 
was revised to add PILATUS PC-7 Maintenance Manual, Emergency Fuel 
Control System--Adjustment/Test, 76-20-00, dated November 30, 2010, 
is being mandated in this AD. Other Chapters referenced in this 
document are covered in other ADs.

    (2) As a result of the functional test required in paragraph 
(f)(1) of this AD, if a discrepancy is found that is not identified 
in the document listed in paragraph (f)(1) of this AD, before 
further flight after finding the discrepancy, contact Pilatus 
Aircraft Ltd. at the address specified in paragraph (h) of this AD 
for a repair scheme and incorporate that repair scheme.

(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.

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(h) Related Information

    Refer to Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) AD HB-2013-003, 
dated March 19, 2013; PILATUS PC-7 Maintenance Manual, Time Limited 
Inspection Requirements, 50-10-20, pages 1 through 6, dated November 
30, 2012; and PILATUS PC-7 Maintenance Manual, Emergency Fuel 
Control System--Adjustment/Test, 76-20-00, pages 501 and 502, dated 
November 30, 2010, for related information. For service information 
related to this AD, contact PILATUS AIRCRAFT LTD., Customer 
Technical Support (MCC), P.O. Box 992, CH-6371 STANS, Switzerland; 
telephone: +41 (0)41 619 67 74; fax: +41 (0)41 619 67 73; Internet: 
http://www.pilatus-aircraft.com or email: aircraft.com">Techsupport@pilatus-aircraft.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.

    Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on April 19, 2013.
Earl Lawrence,
Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service.

[FR Doc. 2013-09888 Filed 4-25-13; 8:45 am]
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