Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace LP (Type Certificate Previously Held by Israel Aircraft Industries, Ltd.) Airplanes, 3339-3341 [2014-01015]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 13 / Tuesday, January 21, 2014 / Proposed Rules (l) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Andrew McAnaul, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, ASW–150 (c/o San Antonio MIDO), 10100 Reunion Place, Suite 650, San Antonio, Texas 78216; phone: (210) 308– 3365; fax: (210) 308–3370; email: andrew.mcanaul@faa.gov. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact M7 Aerospace LP, 10823 NE Entrance Road, San Antonio, Texas 78216; phone: (210) 824–9421; fax: (210) 804–7766; Internet: http://www.m7aerospace.com; email: none. You may view this 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 January 14, 2014. Earl Lawrence, Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2014–01011 Filed 1–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2014–0003; Directorate Identifier 2013–NM–103–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace LP (Type Certificate Previously Held by Israel Aircraft Industries, Ltd.) Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013–03– 23, for all Gulfstream Aerospace LP (Type Certificate previously held by Israel Aircraft Industries, Ltd.) Model Gulfstream G150 airplanes. AD 2013– 03–23 currently requires revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to include procedures to advise the flightcrew of certain runway slope and anti-ice corrections and take-off distance values. Since we issued AD 2013–03–23, a revision to the AFM has been issued, which modifies runway slope and antiice corrections to both V1 and take-off distance values. This proposed AD would require revising the Performance section of the AFM, which includes the revised procedures. We are proposing this AD to prevent the use of published, non-conservative data, which could result in the inability to meet the required take-off performance, with a tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:41 Jan 17, 2014 Jkt 232001 consequent hazard to safe operation during performance-limited take-off operations. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by March 7, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 11.43 and 11.45, 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: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this proposed AD, contact Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, P.O. Box 2206, Mail Station D–25, Savannah, GA 31402–2206; telephone 800–810–4853; fax 912–965–3520; email pubs@ gulfstream.com; Internet http:// www.gulfstream.com/product_support/ technical_pubs/pubs/index.htm. You may view this 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. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2014– 0003; 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 Operations 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: Tom Stafford, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; phone: 425–227–1622; fax: 425–227–1149. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 3339 to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2014–0003; Directorate Identifier 2013–NM–103–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:// www.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 On February 7, 2013, we issued AD 2013–03–23, Amendment 39–17357 (78 FR 11567, February 19, 2013), for all Gulfstream Aerospace LP (Type Certificate previously held by Israel Aircraft Industries, Ltd.) Model Gulfstream G150 airplanes. AD 2013– 03–23 required revising the Performance section of the AFM to include procedures to advise the flightcrew of certain runway slope and anti-ice corrections and take-off distance values. Since we issued AD 2013–03–23, Amendment 39–17357 (78 FR 11567, February 19, 2013), Gulfstream G150 Airplane Flight Manual G150–1001–1, Revision 17, dated April 17, 2013, has been published, which modifies runway slope and anti-ice corrections to V1 and take-off distance values. The Civil Aviation Authority of Israel (CAAI), which is the aviation authority for Israel, has issued Israeli Airworthiness Directive 01–12–02– 02R1, dated April 23, 2013 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: This AD mandates revised limitations in the G150 AFM, pertaining to the Performance Section. Each operator must incorporate Rev. 17 to the G150 AFM and remove previous AFM TR 3 dated December 14, 2012. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating it in Docket No. FAA– 2014–0003. Relevant Service Information Gulfstream has issued Gulfstream G150 Airplane Flight Manual G150– 1001–1, Revision 17, dated April 17, 2013. The actions described in this service information are intended to E:\FR\FM\21JAP1.SGM 21JAP1 3340 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 13 / Tuesday, January 21, 2014 / Proposed Rules correct the unsafe condition identified in the MCAI. FAA’s Determination and Requirements of This 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 the State of Design Authority, we have been notified of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service information referenced above. We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all pertinent information and determined an 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 affects 67 airplanes 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 $85 per product. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this proposed AD on U.S. operators to be $5,695, or $85 per product. Authority for This Rulemaking tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 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 16:41 Jan 17, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 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 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. [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by removing airworthiness directive (AD) 2013–03–23, Amendment 39–17357 (78 FR 11567, February 19, 2013), and adding the following new AD: ■ Gulfstream Aerospace LP (Type Certificate Previously Held by Israel Aircraft Industries, Ltd.): Docket No. FAA–2014– 0003; Directorate Identifier 2013–NM– 103–AD. (a) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by March 7, 2014. (b) Affected ADs This AD supersedes AD 2013–03–23, Amendment 39–17357 (78 FR 11567, February 19, 2013). (c) Applicability This AD applies to Gulfstream Aerospace LP (Type Certificate previously held by Israel Aircraft Industries, Ltd.) Model Gulfstream G150 airplanes; certificated in any category; all serial numbers. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 01, Operations information. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by a review that determined the runway slope and anti-ice corrections to both V1 and take-off distance values presented in the G150 Airplane Flight PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Manual (AFM) were presented in a nonconservative manner. We are issuing this AD to prevent the use of published, nonconservative data, which could result in the inability to meet the required take-off performance, with a consequent hazard to safe operation during performance-limited take-off operations. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Retained AFM Revision This paragraph restates the actions required by paragraph (g) of AD 2013–03–23, Amendment 39–17357 (78 FR 11567, February 19, 2013). Within 60 days after March 26, 2013 (the effective date of AD 2013–03–23, Amendment 39–17357 (78 FR 11567, February 19, 2013), revise Section V, Performance, of the Gulfstream G150 AFM to include the information in Gulfstream G150 Temporary Revision (TR) 3, dated December 14, 2011. This TR introduces corrections for runway slope. Operate the airplane according to the procedures in this TR. Note 1 to paragraph (g) of this AD: The AFM revision required by paragraph (g) of this AD may be done by inserting copies of Gulfstream G150 TR 3, dated December 14, 2011, into the AFM. When this TR has been included in general revisions of the AFM, the general revisions may be inserted in the AFM, provided the relevant information in the general revision is identical to that in Gulfstream G150 TR 3, dated December 14, 2011; and the TR may be removed. (h) New Revision of the AFM Within 60 days after the effective date of this AD, revise the Gulfstream G150 Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) to incorporate the information in Section V, Performance, of the Gulfstream G150 AFM G150–1001–1, Revision 17, dated April 17, 2013. This revision contains revisions of runway slope and anti-ice corrections to the V1 and takeoff distance values. Before further flight, after accomplishing the revision, remove Gulfstream G150 TR 3, dated December 14, 2011. Operate the airplane according to the procedures in Section V, Performance, of Gulfstream G150 AFM G150–1001–1, Revision 17, dated April 17, 2013. Revising the AFM to Gulfstream G150 AFM G150– 1001–1, Revision 17, dated April 17, 2013, terminates the action required by paragraph (g) of this AD. (i) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, 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 International Branch, send it to ATTN: Tom Stafford, Aerospace Engineer, E:\FR\FM\21JAP1.SGM 21JAP1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 13 / Tuesday, January 21, 2014 / Proposed Rules International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; telephone 425–227–1622; fax 425–227–1149. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-116AMOC-REQUESTS@faa.gov. 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. The AMOC approval letter must specifically reference this AD. (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, use these actions if they are FAA approved. Corrective actions are considered FAA-approved if they were approved by the State of Design Authority (or its delegated agent, or the Design Approval Holder with a State of Design Authority’s design organization approval, as applicable). For a repair method to be approved, the repair approval must specifically refer to this AD. You are required to ensure the product is airworthy before it is returned to service. (j) Special Flight Permits Special flight permits, as described in Section 21.197 and Section 21.199 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 21.197 and 21.199), are not allowed. (k) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) Israel Airworthiness Directive 01–12–02–02–R1, dated April 23, 2013, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2014–0003. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, P.O. Box 2206, Mail Station D– 25, Savannah, GA 31402–2206; telephone 800–810–4853; fax 912–965–3520; email pubs@gulfstream.com; Internet http:// www.gulfstream.com/product_support/ technical_pubs/pubs/index.htm. You may view this 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. Issued in Renton, Washington, on January 10, 2014. Jeffrey E. Duven, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS [FR Doc. 2014–01015 Filed 1–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:41 Jan 17, 2014 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2013–1073; Directorate Identifier 2012–NM–039–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Airplanes Originally Manufactured by Lockheed for the Military as P–3A and P3A Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain airplanes, originally manufactured by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company for the military as P–3A or P3A airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that the existing maintenance program must be revised to address fatigue cracking of the airplane. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate certain limitations. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane. SUMMARY: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by March 7, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 11.43 and 11.45, 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: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this proposed AD, contact Avenger Aircraft and Services, 103 N. Main Street, Suite 106, Greenville, SC 29601– 4833; telephone: (864) 232–8073; fax: (864) 232–8074; email: AAS@ AvengerAircraft.com. You may view this 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. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 3341 Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2013– 1073; 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 (phone: 800–647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George Garrido, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Branch, ANM–120L, FAA, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office, 3960 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, CA 90712–4137; phone: (562) 627–5357; fax: (562) 627–5210; email: george.garrido@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposal. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA– 2013–1073; Directorate Identifier 2012– NM–039–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:// www.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 We reviewed accident investigation reports involving other restricted category firefighting airplanes, specifically Model C–130 and P2V airplanes. Previous accident investigations for these other firefighting airplanes revealed that the existing maintenance programs for airplanes operating under restricted category type certificate data sheets (TCDS) are not adequate to maintain the aircraft for continued safe operation. Therefore, we have determined that it is necessary to incorporate an airworthiness limitation section based on damage tolerance into the Model P–3A airplane maintenance E:\FR\FM\21JAP1.SGM 21JAP1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 13 (Tuesday, January 21, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 3339-3341]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-01015]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2014-0003; Directorate Identifier 2013-NM-103-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace LP (Type 
Certificate Previously Held by Israel Aircraft Industries, Ltd.) 
Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-03-
23, for all Gulfstream Aerospace LP (Type Certificate previously held 
by Israel Aircraft Industries, Ltd.) Model Gulfstream G150 airplanes. 
AD 2013-03-23 currently requires revising the airplane flight manual 
(AFM) to include procedures to advise the flightcrew of certain runway 
slope and anti-ice corrections and take-off distance values. Since we 
issued AD 2013-03-23, a revision to the AFM has been issued, which 
modifies runway slope and anti-ice corrections to both V1 and take-off 
distance values. This proposed AD would require revising the 
Performance section of the AFM, which includes the revised procedures. 
We are proposing this AD to prevent the use of published, non-
conservative data, which could result in the inability to meet the 
required take-off performance, with a consequent hazard to safe 
operation during performance-limited take-off operations.

DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by March 7, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 
11.43 and 11.45, 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: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    For service information identified in this proposed AD, contact 
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, P.O. Box 2206, Mail Station D-25, 
Savannah, GA 31402-2206; telephone 800-810-4853; fax 912-965-3520; 
email pubs@gulfstream.com; Internet http://www.gulfstream.com/product_support/technical_pubs/pubs/index.htm. You may view this 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.

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2014-
0003; 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 
Operations 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: Tom Stafford, Aerospace Engineer, 
International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 
1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057-3356; phone: 425-227-1622; fax: 
425-227-1149.

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-2014-0003; 
Directorate Identifier 2013-NM-103-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://www.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

    On February 7, 2013, we issued AD 2013-03-23, Amendment 39-17357 
(78 FR 11567, February 19, 2013), for all Gulfstream Aerospace LP (Type 
Certificate previously held by Israel Aircraft Industries, Ltd.) Model 
Gulfstream G150 airplanes. AD 2013-03-23 required revising the 
Performance section of the AFM to include procedures to advise the 
flightcrew of certain runway slope and anti-ice corrections and take-
off distance values.
    Since we issued AD 2013-03-23, Amendment 39-17357 (78 FR 11567, 
February 19, 2013), Gulfstream G150 Airplane Flight Manual G150-1001-1, 
Revision 17, dated April 17, 2013, has been published, which modifies 
runway slope and anti-ice corrections to V1 and take-off distance 
values.
    The Civil Aviation Authority of Israel (CAAI), which is the 
aviation authority for Israel, has issued Israeli Airworthiness 
Directive 01-12-02-02R1, dated April 23, 2013 (referred to after this 
as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ``the 
MCAI''), to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The 
MCAI states:

    This AD mandates revised limitations in the G150 AFM, pertaining 
to the Performance Section. Each operator must incorporate Rev. 17 
to the G150 AFM and remove previous AFM TR 3 dated December 14, 
2012.

    You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating it in Docket No. 
FAA-2014-0003.

Relevant Service Information

    Gulfstream has issued Gulfstream G150 Airplane Flight Manual G150-
1001-1, Revision 17, dated April 17, 2013. The actions described in 
this service information are intended to

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correct the unsafe condition identified in the MCAI.

FAA's Determination and Requirements of This 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 the State of Design Authority, we have 
been notified of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service 
information referenced above. We are proposing this AD because we 
evaluated all pertinent information and determined an 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 affects 67 airplanes 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 $85 
per product. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this 
proposed AD on U.S. operators to be $5,695, or $85 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 removing airworthiness directive (AD) 
2013-03-23, Amendment 39-17357 (78 FR 11567, February 19, 2013), and 
adding the following new AD:

Gulfstream Aerospace LP (Type Certificate Previously Held by Israel 
Aircraft Industries, Ltd.): Docket No. FAA-2014-0003; Directorate 
Identifier 2013-NM-103-AD.

(a) Comments Due Date

    We must receive comments by March 7, 2014.

(b) Affected ADs

    This AD supersedes AD 2013-03-23, Amendment 39-17357 (78 FR 
11567, February 19, 2013).

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Gulfstream Aerospace LP (Type Certificate 
previously held by Israel Aircraft Industries, Ltd.) Model 
Gulfstream G150 airplanes; certificated in any category; all serial 
numbers.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 01, Operations 
information.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by a review that determined the runway 
slope and anti-ice corrections to both V1 and take-off distance 
values presented in the G150 Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) were 
presented in a non-conservative manner. We are issuing this AD to 
prevent the use of published, non-conservative data, which could 
result in the inability to meet the required take-off performance, 
with a consequent hazard to safe operation during performance-
limited take-off operations.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Retained AFM Revision

    This paragraph restates the actions required by paragraph (g) of 
AD 2013-03-23, Amendment 39-17357 (78 FR 11567, February 19, 2013). 
Within 60 days after March 26, 2013 (the effective date of AD 2013-
03-23, Amendment 39-17357 (78 FR 11567, February 19, 2013), revise 
Section V, Performance, of the Gulfstream G150 AFM to include the 
information in Gulfstream G150 Temporary Revision (TR) 3, dated 
December 14, 2011. This TR introduces corrections for runway slope. 
Operate the airplane according to the procedures in this TR.

    Note 1 to paragraph (g) of this AD:  The AFM revision required 
by paragraph (g) of this AD may be done by inserting copies of 
Gulfstream G150 TR 3, dated December 14, 2011, into the AFM. When 
this TR has been included in general revisions of the AFM, the 
general revisions may be inserted in the AFM, provided the relevant 
information in the general revision is identical to that in 
Gulfstream G150 TR 3, dated December 14, 2011; and the TR may be 
removed.

(h) New Revision of the AFM

    Within 60 days after the effective date of this AD, revise the 
Gulfstream G150 Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) to incorporate the 
information in Section V, Performance, of the Gulfstream G150 AFM 
G150-1001-1, Revision 17, dated April 17, 2013. This revision 
contains revisions of runway slope and anti-ice corrections to the 
V1 and take-off distance values. Before further flight, after 
accomplishing the revision, remove Gulfstream G150 TR 3, dated 
December 14, 2011. Operate the airplane according to the procedures 
in Section V, Performance, of Gulfstream G150 AFM G150-1001-1, 
Revision 17, dated April 17, 2013. Revising the AFM to Gulfstream 
G150 AFM G150-1001-1, Revision 17, dated April 17, 2013, terminates 
the action required by paragraph (g) of this AD.

(i) Other FAA AD Provisions

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, 
International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane Directorate, 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 International Branch, send it to ATTN: Tom Stafford, 
Aerospace Engineer,

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International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 
1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057-3356; telephone 425-227-1622; 
fax 425-227-1149. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-116-AMOC-REQUESTS@faa.gov. 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. The AMOC approval letter must 
specifically reference this AD.
    (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain 
corrective actions from a manufacturer, use these actions if they 
are FAA approved. Corrective actions are considered FAA-approved if 
they were approved by the State of Design Authority (or its 
delegated agent, or the Design Approval Holder with a State of 
Design Authority's design organization approval, as applicable). For 
a repair method to be approved, the repair approval must 
specifically refer to this AD. You are required to ensure the 
product is airworthy before it is returned to service.

(j) Special Flight Permits

    Special flight permits, as described in Section 21.197 and 
Section 21.199 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 21.197 
and 21.199), are not allowed.

(k) Related Information

    (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information 
(MCAI) Israel Airworthiness Directive 01-12-02-02-R1, dated April 
23, 2013, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD 
docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching 
for and locating Docket No. FAA-2014-0003.
    (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, P.O. Box 2206, Mail Station D-25, 
Savannah, GA 31402-2206; telephone 800-810-4853; fax 912-965-3520; 
email pubs@gulfstream.com; Internet http://www.gulfstream.com/product_support/technical_pubs/pubs/index.htm. You may view this 
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.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on January 10, 2014.
Jeffrey E. Duven,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-01015 Filed 1-17-14; 8:45 am]
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