Airworthiness Directives; Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl Airplanes, 63907-63909 [2013-25137]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 207 / Friday, October 25, 2013 / Proposed Rules (m) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, Georgios Roussos, Aerospace Engineer, Systems and Equipment Branch, ANM–130S, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; phone: 425–917–6482; fax: 425– 917–6590; email: Georgios.Roussos@faa.gov. (2) 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, Washington. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. Issued in Renton, Washington, on October 15, 2013. Jeffrey E. Duven, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2013–25134 Filed 10–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 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 Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam Airworthiness Office, Via Maiorise–81043 Capua (CE) Italy; telephone: +39 0823 620134; fax: +39 0823 622899; email: m.oliva@tecnam.com or g.paduano@ tecnam.com; Internet: www.tecnam.com/it-IT/documenti/ service-bulletins.aspx. 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 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2013–0888; Directorate Identifier 2013–CE–024–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl 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 Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl Model P2006T 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 cracks of the nose landing gear (NLG) lower link. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by December 9, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go tohttp://www.regulations.gov. Follow DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:00 Oct 24, 2013 Jkt 232001 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: Albert Mercado, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329– 4119; fax: (816) 329–4090; email: albert.mercado@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–2013–0888; Directorate Identifier 2013–CE–024–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 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 63907 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 European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Community, has issued AD No.: 2013– 0134, dated July 2, 2013 (referred to after this as ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: During an inspection of a P2006T, a nose landing gear (NLG) lower link was found with two cracks. The affected NLG lower link is part of NLG lower link assembly P/N 26– 8–1417–000. This condition, if not detected and corrected, could lead to NLG failure, possibly resulting in damage to the aeroplane and injury to the occupants. To address this potential unsafe condition, Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam (hereafter referred to as Tecnam) issued Service Bulletin (SB) SB–128–CS, providing inspection instructions. Tecnam also developed an improved NLG lower link assembly with P/N 26–8–8000–000, which can be installed in service by accomplishment of Tecnam SB–104–CS. For the reasons described above, this AD requires, for aeroplanes equipped with NLG lower link assembly P/N 26–8–1417–000, a one-time inspection of the NLG lower link and, depending on findings, accomplishment of the applicable corrective action. This AD also requires installation of the improved NLG lower link assembly P/N 26–8–8000– 000. You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating it in Docket No. FAA– 2013–0888. Relevant Service Information Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl issued Service Bulletin No. SB 104–CS, Edition 2, Revision 1, dated March 28, 2013 (now superseded); Service Bulletin No. SB 128–CS, Revision 0, dated May 15, 2013; Job Card 442, Revision 1, dated February 11, 2013; Job Card 468, dated October 12, 2012; and Job Card 528, Revision 1, dated April 2, 2013. The actions described in this service information are intended to correct the unsafe condition identified in the MCAI. E:\FR\FM\25OCP1.SGM 25OCP1 63908 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 207 / Friday, October 25, 2013 / Proposed Rules 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 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. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Costs of Compliance We estimate that this proposed AD will affect 7 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it would take about .5 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 $0 per product. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of the proposed AD on U.S. operators to be $297.50, or $42.50 per product. In addition, we estimate that any necessary follow-on actions would take about 6 work-hours and require parts costing $1,800, for a cost on U.S. operators of $16,170, or $2,310 per product. According to the manufacturer, some of the costs of this proposed AD may be covered under warranty, thereby reducing the cost impact on affected individuals. We do not control warranty coverage for affected individuals. As a result, we have included all costs in our cost estimate. Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. ‘‘Subtitle VII: Aviation Programs,’’ describes in more detail the scope of the Agency’s authority. We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in ‘‘Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: General requirements.’’ Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:00 Oct 24, 2013 Jkt 232001 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 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: ■ Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl: Docket No. FAA–2013–0888; Directorate Identifier 2013–CE–024–AD. (a) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by December 9, 2013. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl Model P2006T airplanes, serial numbers (S/N) 001/US through S/N 9999/US, certificated in any category. (d) Subject Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Code 32: Landing Gear. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 (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 cracking of the nose landing gear (NLG) lower link. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracks in an NLG lower link, which could lead to NLG failure, possibly resulting in damage to the airplane and injury to the occupants. (f) Actions and Compliance Unless already done, do the following actions as specified in paragraphs (f)(1) through (f)(5) of this AD: (1) For airplanes with an NLG lower link assembly part number (P/N) 26–8–1417–000 installed, within the next 25 hours time-inservice (TIS) after the effective date of this AD or within the next 30 days after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first, do a detailed inspection of the NLG lower link part (this is in the NLG -000 assembly) P/N 26–8–1417–1 following the INSPECTION/REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS of Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam Service Bulletin No. SB 128–CS, Revision 0, dated May 15, 2013. (2) If a crack is detected during the inspection required by paragraph (f)(1) of this AD, before further flight, replace the NLG lower link assembly with an improved assembly. Follow, as applicable, sections 1 through 8 (including subparagraphs) of Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam Job Card 442, Revision 1, dated February 11, 2013; sections 1 through 7 (including subparagraphs) of Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam Job Card 468, dated October 12, 2012; or sections 1 through 6 (including subparagraphs) of Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam Job Card 528, Revision 1, dated April 2, 2013, as specified in the Required Material section of Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam Service Bulletin No. SB 128–CS, Revision 0, dated May 15, 2013; and as specified in the INSPECTION/REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS of Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam Service Bulletin No. SB 128–CS, Revision 0, dated May 15, 2013. Note 1 to paragraphs (f)(2) and (f)(3): Although Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam Job Card 442, Revision 1, dated February 11, 2013, is designated P2006T NLG upper link replacement, it still pertains to the replacement of the lower link. (3) Unless already done as required by paragraph (f)(2) of this AD, within the next 50 hours TIS after the effective date of this AD or within the next 60 days after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first, replace the NLG lower link assembly P/N 26–8–1417–000 with an improved assembly. Follow, as applicable, sections 1 through 8 (including subparagraphs) of Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam Job Card 442, Revision 1, dated February 11, 2013; sections 1 through 7 (including subparagraphs) of Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam Job Card 468, dated October 12, 2012; or sections 1 through 6 (including subparagraphs) of Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam Job Card 528, Revision 1, dated April E:\FR\FM\25OCP1.SGM 25OCP1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 207 / Friday, October 25, 2013 / Proposed Rules 2, 2013, as specified in the Required Material section of Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam Service Bulletin No. SB 128–CS, Revision 0, dated May 15, 2013; and as specified in the INSPECTION/REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS of Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam Service Bulletin No. SB 128–CS, Revision 0, dated May 15, 2013. (4) After modification of an airplane as required by paragraph (f)(2) or (f)(3) of this AD, as applicable, do not install an NLG lower link assembly P/N 26–8–1417–000 or an NLG lower link part (this is in the NLG -000 assembly) P/N 26–8–1417–1 on that airplane. (5) For an airplane with an NLG lower link assembly P/N 26–8–8000–000 already installed, after the effective date of this AD, do not install a NLG lower link assembly P/N 26–8–1417–000 or a NLG lower link P/N 26–8–1417–1 on that airplane. (h) Credit for Actions Done Following Previous Service Information This AD provides credit for the initial inspection required in paragraph (f)(1) of this AD and any necessary replacement required in paragraphs (f)(2) and (f)(3) of this AD if already done before the effective date of this AD following Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam Service Bulletin No. SB 104–CS, Edition 2, Revision 1, dated March 28, 2013. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS (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: Albert Mercado, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4119; fax: (816) 329– 4090; email: albert.mercado@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. (h) Related Information Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD No.: 2013–0134, dated July 2, 2013 for more information. You may examine the MCAI on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating it in Docket No. FAA–2013–0888. For service information related to this AD, contact Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam Airworthiness Office, Via Maiorise–81043 Capua (CE) Italy; telephone: +39 0823 620134; fax: +39 0823 622899; email: m.oliva@tecnam.com or g.paduano@ tecnam.com; Internet: www.tecnam.com/itIT/documenti/service-bulletins.aspx. You may review copies of the referenced service VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:00 Oct 24, 2013 Jkt 232001 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 October 18, 2013. Earl Lawrence, Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2013–25137 Filed 10–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement 30 CFR Part 925 [SATS No. MO–041–FOR; Docket ID: OSM– 2013–0008; S1D1SSS 08011000 SX066A00067 F134S180110; S2D2SSS 08011000 SX066A00033 F13XS501520] Missouri Regulatory Program Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; public comment period and opportunity for public hearing on proposed amendment. AGENCY: We, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM), are announcing receipt of a proposed amendment to the Missouri regulatory program (Missouri program) under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). Missouri proposes revisions to its Valid Existing Rights Rules and the Coal Alignment Rules. Missouri intends to revise its program to be no less effective than the Federal regulations and to improve operational efficiency. This document gives the times and locations that the Missouri program and this proposed amendment to that program are available for your inspection, the comment period during which you may submit written comments on the amendment, and the procedures that we will follow for the public hearing, if one is requested. DATES: We will accept written comments on this amendment until 4:00 p.m., c.d.t., November 25, 2013. If requested, we will hold a public hearing on the amendment on November 19, 2013. We will accept requests to speak at a hearing until 4:00 p.m., c.d.t. on November 12, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by SATS No. MO–041–FOR, by any of the following methods: • Mail/Hand Delivery: Len Meier, Division Chief, Alton Field Division, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 63909 and Enforcement, 501 Belle Street, Suite 216, Alton, IL 62002. • Fax: (618) 463–6470 • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number for this rulemaking. For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, see the ‘‘Public Comment Procedures’’ heading of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. Docket: For access to the docket to review copies of the Missouri program, this amendment, a listing of any scheduled public hearings, and all written comments received in response to this document, you must go to the address listed below during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. You may receive one free copy of the amendment by contacting OSM’s Alton Field Division or the full text of the program amendment is available for you to read at www.regulations.gov. Len Meier, Division Chief, Alton Field Division, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 501 Belle Street, Suite 216, Alton, IL 62002, Telephone: (618) 463–6460, Email: lmeier@osmre.gov. In addition, you may review a copy of the amendment during regular business hours at the following location: Department of Natural Resources, Land Reclamation Program, 1738 East Elm Street, Jefferson City, Missouri 65101, Telephone: (573) 751–4041. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Len Meier, Division Chief, Alton Field Division, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 501 Belle Street, Suite 216, Alton, IL 62002 Telephone: (618) 463–6460. Email: lmeier@osmre.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background on the Missouri Program II. Description of the Proposed Amendment III. Public Comment Procedures IV. Procedural Determinations I. Background on the Missouri Program Section 503(a) of the Act permits a State to assume primacy for the regulation of surface coal mining and reclamation operations on non-Federal and non-Indian lands within its borders by demonstrating that its program includes, among other things, ‘‘. . . State law which provides for the regulation of surface coal mining and reclamation operations in accordance with the requirements of this Act . . .; and rules and regulations consistent E:\FR\FM\25OCP1.SGM 25OCP1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 207 (Friday, October 25, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 63907-63909]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-25137]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0888; Directorate Identifier 2013-CE-024-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl 
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 
Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl Model P2006T 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 cracks of the nose landing gear 
(NLG) lower link. 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 December 9, 
2013.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go tohttp://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 
Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam Airworthiness Office, Via Maiorise-
81043 Capua (CE) Italy; telephone: +39 0823 620134; fax: +39 0823 
622899; email: m.oliva@tecnam.com or g.paduano@tecnam.com; Internet: 
www.tecnam.com/it-IT/documenti/service-bulletins.aspx. 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: Albert Mercado, Aerospace Engineer, 
FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, 
Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329-4119; fax: (816) 329-4090; email: 
albert.mercado@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-2013-0888; 
Directorate Identifier 2013-CE-024-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 European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical 
Agent for the Member States of the European Community, has issued AD 
No.: 2013-0134, dated July 2, 2013 (referred to after this as ``the 
MCAI''), to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The 
MCAI states:

    During an inspection of a P2006T, a nose landing gear (NLG) 
lower link was found with two cracks. The affected NLG lower link is 
part of NLG lower link assembly P/N 26-8-1417-000.
    This condition, if not detected and corrected, could lead to NLG 
failure, possibly resulting in damage to the aeroplane and injury to 
the occupants.
    To address this potential unsafe condition, Costruzioni 
Aeronautiche Tecnam (hereafter referred to as Tecnam) issued Service 
Bulletin (SB) SB-128-CS, providing inspection instructions. Tecnam 
also developed an improved NLG lower link assembly with P/N 26-8-
8000-000, which can be installed in service by accomplishment of 
Tecnam SB-104-CS.
    For the reasons described above, this AD requires, for 
aeroplanes equipped with NLG lower link assembly P/N 26-8-1417-000, 
a one-time inspection of the NLG lower link and, depending on 
findings, accomplishment of the applicable corrective action. This 
AD also requires installation of the improved NLG lower link 
assembly P/N 26-8-8000-000.

You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI on the 
Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating it 
in Docket No. FAA-2013-0888.

Relevant Service Information

    Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl issued Service Bulletin No. SB 
104-CS, Edition 2, Revision 1, dated March 28, 2013 (now superseded); 
Service Bulletin No. SB 128-CS, Revision 0, dated May 15, 2013; Job 
Card 442, Revision 1, dated February 11, 2013; Job Card 468, dated 
October 12, 2012; and Job Card 528, Revision 1, dated April 2, 2013. 
The actions described in this service information are intended to 
correct the unsafe condition identified in the MCAI.

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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 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 7 products of U.S. 
registry. We also estimate that it would take about .5 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 $0 per product.
    Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of the proposed AD on 
U.S. operators to be $297.50, or $42.50 per product.
    In addition, we estimate that any necessary follow-on actions would 
take about 6 work-hours and require parts costing $1,800, for a cost on 
U.S. operators of $16,170, or $2,310 per product.
    According to the manufacturer, some of the costs of this proposed 
AD may be covered under warranty, thereby reducing the cost impact on 
affected individuals. We do not control warranty coverage for affected 
individuals. As a result, we have included all costs in our cost 
estimate.

Authority for This Rulemaking

    Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA's authority to 
issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the 
authority of the FAA Administrator. ``Subtitle VII: Aviation 
Programs,'' describes in more detail the scope of the Agency's 
authority.
    We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in 
``Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: General 
requirements.'' Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with 
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in 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:

Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl: Docket No. FAA-2013-0888; 
Directorate Identifier 2013-CE-024-AD.

(a) Comments Due Date

    We must receive comments by December 9, 2013.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl Model 
P2006T airplanes, serial numbers (S/N) 001/US through S/N 9999/US, 
certificated in any category.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Code 32: Landing 
Gear.

(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 cracking of the 
nose landing gear (NLG) lower link. We are issuing this AD to detect 
and correct cracks in an NLG lower link, which could lead to NLG 
failure, possibly resulting in damage to the airplane and injury to 
the occupants.

(f) Actions and Compliance

    Unless already done, do the following actions as specified in 
paragraphs (f)(1) through (f)(5) of this AD:
    (1) For airplanes with an NLG lower link assembly part number 
(P/N) 26-8-1417-000 installed, within the next 25 hours time-in-
service (TIS) after the effective date of this AD or within the next 
30 days after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first, 
do a detailed inspection of the NLG lower link part (this is in the 
NLG -000 assembly) P/N 26-8-1417-1 following the INSPECTION/
REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS of Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam Service 
Bulletin No. SB 128-CS, Revision 0, dated May 15, 2013.
    (2) If a crack is detected during the inspection required by 
paragraph (f)(1) of this AD, before further flight, replace the NLG 
lower link assembly with an improved assembly. Follow, as 
applicable, sections 1 through 8 (including subparagraphs) of 
Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam Job Card 442, Revision 1, dated 
February 11, 2013; sections 1 through 7 (including subparagraphs) of 
Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam Job Card 468, dated October 12, 
2012; or sections 1 through 6 (including subparagraphs) of 
Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam Job Card 528, Revision 1, dated 
April 2, 2013, as specified in the Required Material section of 
Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam Service Bulletin No. SB 128-CS, 
Revision 0, dated May 15, 2013; and as specified in the INSPECTION/
REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS of Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam Service 
Bulletin No. SB 128-CS, Revision 0, dated May 15, 2013.

     Note 1 to paragraphs (f)(2) and (f)(3): Although Costruzioni 
Aeronautiche Tecnam Job Card 442, Revision 1, dated February 11, 
2013, is designated P2006T NLG upper link replacement, it still 
pertains to the replacement of the lower link.

    (3) Unless already done as required by paragraph (f)(2) of this 
AD, within the next 50 hours TIS after the effective date of this AD 
or within the next 60 days after the effective date of this AD, 
whichever occurs first, replace the NLG lower link assembly P/N 26-
8-1417-000 with an improved assembly. Follow, as applicable, 
sections 1 through 8 (including subparagraphs) of Costruzioni 
Aeronautiche Tecnam Job Card 442, Revision 1, dated February 11, 
2013; sections 1 through 7 (including subparagraphs) of Costruzioni 
Aeronautiche Tecnam Job Card 468, dated October 12, 2012; or 
sections 1 through 6 (including subparagraphs) of Costruzioni 
Aeronautiche Tecnam Job Card 528, Revision 1, dated April

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2, 2013, as specified in the Required Material section of 
Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam Service Bulletin No. SB 128-CS, 
Revision 0, dated May 15, 2013; and as specified in the INSPECTION/
REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS of Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam Service 
Bulletin No. SB 128-CS, Revision 0, dated May 15, 2013.
    (4) After modification of an airplane as required by paragraph 
(f)(2) or (f)(3) of this AD, as applicable, do not install an NLG 
lower link assembly P/N 26-8-1417-000 or an NLG lower link part 
(this is in the NLG -000 assembly) P/N 26-8-1417-1 on that airplane.
    (5) For an airplane with an NLG lower link assembly P/N 26-8-
8000-000 already installed, after the effective date of this AD, do 
not install a NLG lower link assembly P/N 26-8-1417-000 or a NLG 
lower link P/N 26-8-1417-1 on that airplane.

(h) Credit for Actions Done Following Previous Service Information

    This AD provides credit for the initial inspection required in 
paragraph (f)(1) of this AD and any necessary replacement required 
in paragraphs (f)(2) and (f)(3) of this AD if already done before 
the effective date of this AD following Costruzioni Aeronautiche 
Tecnam Service Bulletin No. SB 104-CS, Edition 2, Revision 1, dated 
March 28, 2013.

(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: Albert Mercado, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small 
Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 
64106; telephone: (816) 329-4119; fax: (816) 329-4090; email: 
albert.mercado@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.

(h) Related Information

    Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD No.: 
2013-0134, dated July 2, 2013 for more information. You may examine 
the MCAI on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching 
for and locating it in Docket No. FAA-2013-0888. For service 
information related to this AD, contact Costruzioni Aeronautiche 
Tecnam Airworthiness Office, Via Maiorise-81043 Capua (CE) Italy; 
telephone: +39 0823 620134; fax: +39 0823 622899; email: 
m.oliva@tecnam.com or g.paduano@tecnam.com; Internet: 
www.tecnam.com/it-IT/documenti/service-bulletins.aspx. 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 October 18, 2013.
Earl Lawrence,
Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-25137 Filed 10-24-13; 8:45 am]
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