Airworthiness Directives; Beechcraft Corporation (Type Certificate Previously Held by Hawker Beechcraft Corporation; Raytheon Aircraft Company) Airplanes, 22783-22786 [2014-09311]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 79 / Thursday, April 24, 2014 / Proposed Rules mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS reworked and re-identified RAT or RAT hub assembly, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 757–29– 0069, dated June 24, 2010 (for Model 757 airplanes); or Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 767–29–0112, dated June 24, 2010 (for Model 767 airplanes); except as provided by paragraphs (h)(2)(i) and (h)(2)(ii) of this AD. (i) Where Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 757–29–0069, dated June 24, 2010 (for Model 757 airplanes); and Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 767–29–0112, dated June 24, 2010 (for Model 767 airplanes); specify to contact Hamilton Sundstrand for a replacement unit, this AD does not require that action. (ii) Where the Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 757–29–0069, dated June 24, 2010 (for Model 757 airplanes); and Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 767–29– 0112, dated June 24, 2010 (for Model 767 airplanes); instruct operators to return all RAT or RAT hub assemblies to Hamilton Sundstrand for rework and test, operators may return the RAT or RAT hub assembly to Hamilton Sundstrand or an FAA-approved repair facility that has the capability to disassemble, repair, balance, and test the RAT or RAT hub assembly. (3) If there are no missing balance washers and no fractured screws: Prior to the next RAT backdrive test or within 24 months after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first: Replace the balance washer screws, one at a time, in accordance with Hamilton Sundstrand Service Bulletin 730814–29–15, dated February 10, 2010 (for Model 757 airplanes); or Hamilton Sundstrand Service Bulletin 729548–29–18, dated February 10, 2010 (for Model 767 airplanes). (i) Parts Installation Limitations (1) As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install a RAT hub assembly having any applicable part number and serial number specified in paragraphs (i)(1)(i) and (i)(1)(ii) of this AD, on any airplane, unless it has been reworked and re-identified in accordance with Hamilton Sundstrand Service Bulletin 730814–29–12, dated November 30, 2005 (for Model 757 airplanes); or Hamilton Sundstrand Service Bulletin 729548–29–15, dated November 30, 2005 (for Model 767 airplanes). (i) Model 757–200, –200PF, –200CB, and –300 series airplanes having P/N 733785A or 733785B, and S/N 0410 through 0413 inclusive, 0415, 0417 through 0430 inclusive, 0432, or 0434. (ii) Model 767–200, –300, –300F, and –400ER series airplanes having P/N 734350A, 734350B, 734350C, or 734350D, and S/N 0666, 0673 through 0684 inclusive, 0686, 0687, or 0689. (2) As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install a RAT hub assembly having any applicable part number and serial number specified in paragraph (i)(2)(i) and (i)(2)(ii) of this AD, on any airplane, unless it has been inspected and reworked and reidentified in accordance with Hamilton Sundstrand Service Bulletin 730814–29–15, dated February 10, 2010 (for Model 757 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:04 Apr 23, 2014 Jkt 232001 airplanes); or 729548–29–18, dated February 10, 2010 (for Model 767 airplanes). (i) Model 757–200, –200PF, –200CB, and –300 series airplanes having P/N 733785AB Series, and S/N 0107, 0105, 0121, 0151, 0179, 0204, 0282, 0289, 0296, 0315, 0319, 0337, 0390, 0403, 0412, 0421, 0424, 0426, 0429, 0430, 0439, 0445, 0450, 0477, 0503, 0510, 0512, 0584, 0585, 0591, 0599, 0609, 0617, 0624, 0656, 0673, 0685, 0789, 0822, 0841, 0854, 0911, 0912, 0936, 0957, 0961, 0971, 1061, 1064, 1096, 1101, 1102, 1105, 1113, 1117, 1170, 1172, 1173, X2069. (ii) Model 767–200, –300, –300F, and –400ER series airplanes having P/N 734350 Series, and S/N 0042, 0074, 0170, 0183, 0207, 0311, 0312, 0324, 0336, 0337, 0347, 0367, 0372, 0379, 0381, 0391, 0427, 0431, 0469, 0495, 0500, 0530, 0531, 0533, 0538, 0539, 0550, 0551, 0575, 0584, 0619, 0626, 0666, 0670, 0676, 0690, 0700, 0701, 0734, 0750, 0800, 0801, 0813, 0835, 0836, 0908, 0923, 0958, 0968, 0980, 1009, 1012, 1019, 1046, 1052, 1054, 1102, 1127, 1167, 1264, 1285, 1300, 1317, 1322, 1362, 1372, 1394, 1398, 1436, 1594, 1633, 1634, 1635, 1636, 1637, 1638, 1639, 1640, 1641, 1642, 1643, 1644, 1645, 1646, 1647, 1648, 1649, 1650, 1651, 1652, X2063. (3) As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install a balance washer screw having part number MS24667–14, on any airplane unless a records review can positively determine that the screws did not come from Northeast Fasteners, lots 24057 and 30533. (j) No Information Submission Although Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 757–29A0066, Revision 1, dated March 8, 2010 (for Model 757 airplanes); and Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767–29A0110, Revision 1, dated March 8, 2010 (for Model 767 airplanes); specify to submit information to the manufacturer, this AD does not include that requirement. (k) Credit for Previous Actions This paragraph provides credit for the actions required by paragraph (g) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using the service information specified in paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) of this AD, as applicable. These documents are not incorporated by reference in this AD. (1) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 757– 29A0066, dated January 2, 2007 (for Model 757–200 and –200PF series airplanes). (2) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767– 29A0110, dated January 2, 2007 (for Model 767–200 and –300 series airplanes). (l) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the ACO, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (m)(1) of this AD. Information may PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 22783 be emailed to: 9-ANM-Seattle-ACO-AMOCRequests@faa.gov. (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. (3) An AMOC that provides an acceptable level of safety may be used for any repair required by this AD if it is approved by the Boeing Commercial Airplanes Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) that has been authorized by the Manager, Seattle ACO, to make those findings. For a repair method to be approved, the repair must meet the certification basis of the airplane and the approval must specifically refer to this AD. (m) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Marie Hogestad, Aerospace Engineer, Systems and Equipment Branch, ANM–130S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057– 3356; phone: 425–917–6418; fax: 425–917– 6590; marie.hogestad@faa.gov. (2) For Boeing service information identified in this AD, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, P.O. Box 3707, MC 2H–65, Seattle, Washington 98124–2207; telephone 206–544–5000, extension 1; fax 206–766–5680; email me.boecom@ boeing.com; Internet https:// www.myboeingfleet.com. For Hamilton Sundstrand service information identified in this AD, contact Hamilton Sundstrand, Technical Publications, Mail Stop 302–9, 4747 Harrison Avenue, P.O. Box 7002, Rockford, IL 61125–7002; phone: 860–654– 3575; fax: 860–998–4564; email: tech. solutions@hs.utc.com; Internet: http://www. hamiltonsundstrand.com. You may view this 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 April 17, 2014. Jeffrey E. Duven, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2014–09348 Filed 4–23–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2014–0254; Directorate Identifier 2013–NM–047–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Beechcraft Corporation (Type Certificate Previously Held by Hawker Beechcraft Corporation; Raytheon Aircraft Company) Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\24APP1.SGM 24APP1 22784 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 79 / Thursday, April 24, 2014 / Proposed Rules Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). ACTION: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Beechcraft Corporation (Type Certificate Previously Held by Hawker Beechcraft Corporation; Raytheon Aircraft Company) Model Hawker 800XP, 850XP, and 900XP airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a design review that revealed there were no instructions to apply sealant to structural components in the fuel tank during the winglet installation process. This proposed AD would require an inspection for the presence of sealant on doubler plate edges, doubler plate rivets, and adjacent skin in the fuel vent surge tanks; and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct missing sealant, which, during a lightning strike, could result in a potential source of ignition in a fuel tank and consequent explosion or fire and subsequent in-flight breakup of the airplane. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by June 9, 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 Beechcraft Corporation, TMDC, P.O. Box 85, Wichita, KS 67201–0085; telephone 316–676–8238; fax 316–671–2540; email tmdc@beechcraft.com; Internet http:// pubs.beechcraft.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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: 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– VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:04 Apr 23, 2014 Jkt 232001 0254; 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: Jeffrey Englert, Aerospace Engineer, Mechanical Systems and Propulsion Branch, ACE–116W, FAA, Wichita Aircraft Certification Office, 1801 Airport Road, Room 100, Mid-Continent Airport, Wichita, KS 67209; phone: (316) 946–4167; fax: (316) 946–4107; email: jeffrey.englert@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– 2014–0254; Directorate Identifier 2013– NM–047–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 found during a design review that included the winglet kit that there were no instructions to apply sealant to structural components in the fuel tank during the winglet installation process. The sealant is part of the lightning protection design for the fuel tanks. Missing sealant, if not detected and corrected, could result in a potential source of ignition in a fuel tank during a lightning strike and consequent explosion or fire and subsequent inflight breakup of the airplane. Relevant Service Information We reviewed Hawker Beechcraft Mandatory Service Bulletin SB 57–4112, PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 dated February 2013. The service information describes procedures for inspecting for the presence of sealant on doubler plate edges, doubler plate rivets, and adjacent skin in the top and bottom of the left and right fuel vent surge tanks; and applying sealant if necessary. FAA’s Determination We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all the relevant information and determined the unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or develop in other products of the same type design. Proposed AD Requirements This proposed AD would require accomplishing the actions specified in the service information described previously, except as discussed under ‘‘Differences Between the Proposed AD and the Service Information.’’ Differences Between This Proposed AD and the Service Information The service information identifies Model 800XP and 850XP airplanes equipped with certain kits, but does not specify the serial numbers of Model 800XP and 850XP airplanes that are eligible to have those kits installed. We have listed those serial numbers in paragraph (g) of this proposed AD. The service information refers only to an ‘‘inspection’’ to determine the presence of sealant. We have determined that the inspection should be described as a ‘‘general visual inspection.’’ We have defined this type of inspection in paragraph (h) of this proposed AD. The service information includes a note in the Accomplishment Instructions to inform operators to contact Hawker Beechcraft ‘‘should any difficulty be encountered’’ in accomplishing the service information. We have clarified in paragraph (i) of this proposed AD that any deviation from the instructions provided in the service information must be approved as an alternative method of compliance under the provisions of paragraph (k) of this proposed AD. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this proposed AD affects 50 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed AD: E:\FR\FM\24APP1.SGM 24APP1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 79 / Thursday, April 24, 2014 / Proposed Rules 22785 ESTIMATED COSTS Cost per Product Action Labor cost Parts cost Inspection ....................................... 2 work-hours × $85 per hour = $170. None ............................................... We estimate the following costs to do any necessary repairs that would be required based on the results of the proposed inspection. We have no way of Cost on U.S. operators $170 $8,500 determining the number of aircraft that might need these repairs: ON-CONDITION COSTS Action Labor cost Parts cost Cost per product Sealant application ....................................................... 36 work-hours × $85 per hour = $3,060 ...................... $32 $3,092 According to the manufacturer, all 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD 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 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, VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:04 Apr 23, 2014 Jkt 232001 (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 airworthiness directive (AD): ■ Beechcraft Corporation (Type Certificate Previously Held by Hawker Beechcraft Corporation; Raytheon Aircraft Company): Docket No. FAA–2014–0254; Directorate Identifier 2013–NM–047–AD. (a) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by June 9, 2014. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Beechcraft Corporation (Type Certificate previously held by Hawker Beechcraft Corporation; Raytheon Aircraft PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Company) Model Hawker 800XP, 850XP, and 900XP airplanes, certificated in any category, all serial numbers. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 28, Fuel. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by a design review that revealed there were no instructions to apply sealant to structural components in the fuel tank during the winglet installation process. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct missing sealant, which, during a lightning strike, could result in a potential source of ignition in a fuel tank and consequent explosion or fire and subsequent in-flight breakup of the airplane. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Inspection and Corrective Action For airplanes identified in paragraphs (g)(1), (g)(2), and (g)(3) of this AD: Within 600 flight hours or 12 months after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first, do a general visual inspection for the presence of sealant on doubler plate edges, doubler plate rivets, and adjacent skin in the top and bottom of the left and right fuel vent surge tanks, and do all applicable corrective actions, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Hawker Beechcraft Mandatory Service Bulletin SB 57–4112, dated February 2013, except as required by paragraph (i) of this AD. Do all applicable corrective actions before further flight. (1) Beechcraft Corporation (Type Certificate previously held by Hawker Beechcraft Corporation; Raytheon Aircraft Company) Model Hawker 800XP airplanes, serial numbers 258324, 258326 through 258332 inclusive, 258334 through 258340 inclusive, 258342 through 258347 inclusive, 258349 through 258359 inclusive, 258361 through 258369 inclusive, 258371 through 258380 inclusive, 258382 through 258406 inclusive, 258408 through 258426 inclusive, 258428 through 258444 inclusive, 258446 through 258468 inclusive, 258470 through E:\FR\FM\24APP1.SGM 24APP1 22786 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 79 / Thursday, April 24, 2014 / Proposed Rules 258492 inclusive, 258494 through 258512 inclusive, 258514 through 258532 inclusive, 258534 through 258540 inclusive, 258542 through 258555 inclusive, 258557 through 258566 inclusive, 258278, 258541, 258556, 258567 through 258609 inclusive, 258611 through 258628 inclusive, 258630 through 258684 inclusive, 258686 through 258734 inclusive, 258736 through 258788 inclusive, 258795, 258802, 258821, 258825, 258829, 258834, 258840, and 258847; equipped with a kit numbered 140–1701–1, 140–1702–1, 140–1703–1,140–1703–5, 140–1703–7, or 140–1704–1 that was purchased from Hawker Beechcraft on or before February 13, 2013. (2) Beechcraft Corporation (Type Certificate previously held by Hawker Beechcraft Corporation; Raytheon Aircraft Company) Model Hawker 850XP airplanes having serial numbers 258789 through 258794 inclusive, 258796, 258798 through 258801 inclusive, 258803 through 258819 inclusive, 258822, 258823, 258826 through 258828 inclusive, 258830 through 258833 inclusive, 258835 through 258838 inclusive, 258841, 258844, 258845, 258848, 258852, 258855, 258856, 258858, 258859, 258861, 258872, 258874, 258876, 258891, 258893, 258895, 258900, 258901, 258904, 258907, 258909, 258912, 258915, 258921, 258959, 258961, 258963, 258977, 258980, 258982, and subsequent serial numbers; equipped with a kit numbered 140–1701–1, 140–1702– 1, 140–1703–1, 140–1703–5, 140–1703–7, or 140–1704–1 that was purchased on or before February 13, 2013. (3) Beechcraft Corporation (Type Certificate previously held by Hawker Beechcraft Corporation; Raytheon Aircraft Company) Model Hawker 900XP airplanes, having serial numbers HA–0156 and HA– 0159. (h) Definition For the purposes of this AD, a general visual inspection is a visual examination of an interior or exterior area, installation, or assembly to detect obvious damage, failure, or irregularity. This level of inspection is made from within touching distance unless otherwise specified. A mirror may be necessary to ensure visual access to all surfaces in the inspection area. This level of inspection is made under normally available lighting conditions such as daylight, hangar lighting, flashlight, or droplight and may require removal or opening of access panels or doors. Stands, ladders, or platforms may be required to gain proximity to the area being checked. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS (i) Exception to the Service Information 17:04 Apr 23, 2014 Jkt 232001 (k) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Wichita Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the ACO, send it to the attention of the person identified in the Related Information section of this AD. (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. (l) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Jeffrey Englert, Aerospace Engineer, Mechanical Systems and Propulsion Branch, ACE–116W, FAA, Wichita Aircraft Certification Office, 1801 Airport Road, Room 100, Mid-Continent Airport, Wichita, KS 67209; phone: (316) 946–4167; fax: (316) 946–4107; email: jeffrey.englert@faa.gov. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Beechcraft Corporation, TMDC, P.O. Box 85, Wichita, KS 67201– 0085; telephone 316–676–8238; fax 316–671– 2540; email tmdc@beechcraft.com; Internet http://pubs.beechcraft.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. Issued in Renton, Washington, on April 17, 2014. Jeffrey E. Duven, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2014–09311 Filed 4–23–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P A note in the Accomplishment Instructions of the Hawker Beechcraft Mandatory Service Bulletin SB 57–4112, dated February 2013, instructs operators to contact Hawker Beechcraft if any difficulty is encountered in accomplishing the service information. However, this AD requires that any deviation from the instructions provided in Hawker Beechcraft Mandatory Service Bulletin SB 57–4112, dated February 2013, must be approved as an alternative method of compliance (AMOC) under the provisions of paragraph (k) of this AD. VerDate Mar<15>2010 (j) Parts Installation Limitation For all airplanes: As of the effective date of this AD, no kit having kit number 140– 1701–1, 140–1702–1, 140–1703–1, 140– 1703–5, 140–1703–7, or 140–1704–1 that was purchased before February 13, 2013, may be installed on any airplane unless the installation includes sealant on doubler plate edges, doubler plate rivets, and adjacent skin in the top and bottom of the left and right fuel vent surge tanks, as specified in the Accomplishment Instructions of Hawker Beechcraft Mandatory Service Bulletin SB 57–4112, dated February 2013. POSTAL SERVICE 39 CFR Part 492 Collection of Delinquent Non-Tax Debts by Administrative Wage Garnishment Postal Service. Proposed rule. AGENCY: ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 The United States Postal Service proposes to add a provision to its regulations in order to implement the administrative wage garnishment (AWG) provisions of the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (DCIA), and to allow the Bureau of the Fiscal Service (BFS) of the United States Treasury to collect debts owed to the Postal Service, that the Postal Service refers to BFS for collection, by AWG. DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 23, 2014. ADDRESSES: Mail or deliver written comments to Ruth Stevenson, U.S. Postal Service, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW., Room 6416, Washington, DC 20260– 1150. You may inspect and photocopy all written comments at USPS Headquarters Library, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW., 11th Floor North, Washington, DC, by appointment only between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 1–202– 268–2906 in advance for an appointment. Email comments, containing the name and address of the commenter, may be sent to: awgcomments@ usps.gov. Faxed comments are not accepted. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ruth Stevenson at (202) 268–6724. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: After providing debtors with the requisite opportunity for notice and review, the Postal Service currently may refer nontax delinquent debts to the United States Treasury Bureau of the Fiscal Service (BFS), formerly the Financial Management Service (FMS), for centralized collection and/or offset. Among other potential collection tools, BFS may utilize Administrative Wage Garnishment (AWG) to collect delinquent debts referred to it by federal agencies. AWG allows a federal entity to enforce collection of a debt by garnishing wages the debtor receives from a non-federal (private) employer after affording the debtor with notice and certain administrative proceedings, including the right to a hearing. Provisions of the DCIA, codified at 31 U.S.C. 3720D, authorize Federal agencies to collect non-tax debt owed to the United States by AWG. The Treasury has also issued an implementing regulation at 31 CFR 285.11. However, before BFS may utilize AWG to collect debts that the Postal Service refers to it, the Postal Service must first implement regulations authorizing the collection of non-tax delinquent debt by AWG. The Postal Service accordingly proposes to add new part 492, containing § 492.1, to title 39 of the Code of Federal SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24APP1.SGM 24APP1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 79 (Thursday, April 24, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 22783-22786]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-09311]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2014-0254; Directorate Identifier 2013-NM-047-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Beechcraft Corporation (Type 
Certificate Previously Held by Hawker Beechcraft Corporation; Raytheon 
Aircraft Company) Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

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ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for 
certain Beechcraft Corporation (Type Certificate Previously Held by 
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation; Raytheon Aircraft Company) Model Hawker 
800XP, 850XP, and 900XP airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a 
design review that revealed there were no instructions to apply sealant 
to structural components in the fuel tank during the winglet 
installation process. This proposed AD would require an inspection for 
the presence of sealant on doubler plate edges, doubler plate rivets, 
and adjacent skin in the fuel vent surge tanks; and corrective actions 
if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct missing 
sealant, which, during a lightning strike, could result in a potential 
source of ignition in a fuel tank and consequent explosion or fire and 
subsequent in-flight breakup of the airplane.

DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by June 9, 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 
Beechcraft Corporation, TMDC, P.O. Box 85, Wichita, KS 67201-0085; 
telephone 316-676-8238; fax 316-671-2540; email tmdc@beechcraft.com; 
Internet http://pubs.beechcraft.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.

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-
0254; 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: Jeffrey Englert, Aerospace Engineer, 
Mechanical Systems and Propulsion Branch, ACE-116W, FAA, Wichita 
Aircraft Certification Office, 1801 Airport Road, Room 100, Mid-
Continent Airport, Wichita, KS 67209; phone: (316) 946-4167; fax: (316) 
946-4107; email: jeffrey.englert@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-2014-0254; 
Directorate Identifier 2013-NM-047-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 found during a design review that included the winglet kit that 
there were no instructions to apply sealant to structural components in 
the fuel tank during the winglet installation process. The sealant is 
part of the lightning protection design for the fuel tanks. Missing 
sealant, if not detected and corrected, could result in a potential 
source of ignition in a fuel tank during a lightning strike and 
consequent explosion or fire and subsequent in-flight breakup of the 
airplane.

Relevant Service Information

    We reviewed Hawker Beechcraft Mandatory Service Bulletin SB 57-
4112, dated February 2013. The service information describes procedures 
for inspecting for the presence of sealant on doubler plate edges, 
doubler plate rivets, and adjacent skin in the top and bottom of the 
left and right fuel vent surge tanks; and applying sealant if 
necessary.

FAA's Determination

    We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all the relevant 
information and determined the unsafe condition described previously is 
likely to exist or develop in other products of the same type design.

Proposed AD Requirements

    This proposed AD would require accomplishing the actions specified 
in the service information described previously, except as discussed 
under ``Differences Between the Proposed AD and the Service 
Information.''

Differences Between This Proposed AD and the Service Information

    The service information identifies Model 800XP and 850XP airplanes 
equipped with certain kits, but does not specify the serial numbers of 
Model 800XP and 850XP airplanes that are eligible to have those kits 
installed. We have listed those serial numbers in paragraph (g) of this 
proposed AD.
    The service information refers only to an ``inspection'' to 
determine the presence of sealant. We have determined that the 
inspection should be described as a ``general visual inspection.'' We 
have defined this type of inspection in paragraph (h) of this proposed 
AD.
    The service information includes a note in the Accomplishment 
Instructions to inform operators to contact Hawker Beechcraft ``should 
any difficulty be encountered'' in accomplishing the service 
information. We have clarified in paragraph (i) of this proposed AD 
that any deviation from the instructions provided in the service 
information must be approved as an alternative method of compliance 
under the provisions of paragraph (k) of this proposed AD.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this proposed AD affects 50 airplanes of U.S. 
registry.
    We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed AD:

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                                                 Estimated Costs
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                                                                                     Cost per      Cost on U.S.
              Action                      Labor cost             Parts cost           Product        operators
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Inspection........................  2 work-hours x $85     None.................            $170          $8,500
                                     per hour = $170.
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    We estimate the following costs to do any necessary repairs that 
would be required based on the results of the proposed inspection. We 
have no way of determining the number of aircraft that might need these 
repairs:

                                               On-Condition Costs
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                                                                                                     Cost per
                   Action                                Labor cost                Parts cost        product
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sealant application.........................  36 work-hours x $85 per hour =               $32           $3,092
                                               $3,060.
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    According to the manufacturer, all 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

0
1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows:

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


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

0
2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness 
directive (AD):

Beechcraft Corporation (Type Certificate Previously Held by Hawker 
Beechcraft Corporation; Raytheon Aircraft Company): Docket No. FAA-
2014-0254; Directorate Identifier 2013-NM-047-AD.

(a) Comments Due Date

    We must receive comments by June 9, 2014.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Beechcraft Corporation (Type Certificate 
previously held by Hawker Beechcraft Corporation; Raytheon Aircraft 
Company) Model Hawker 800XP, 850XP, and 900XP airplanes, 
certificated in any category, all serial numbers.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 28, Fuel.

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by a design review that revealed there were 
no instructions to apply sealant to structural components in the 
fuel tank during the winglet installation process. We are issuing 
this AD to detect and correct missing sealant, which, during a 
lightning strike, could result in a potential source of ignition in 
a fuel tank and consequent explosion or fire and subsequent in-
flight breakup of the airplane.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Inspection and Corrective Action

    For airplanes identified in paragraphs (g)(1), (g)(2), and 
(g)(3) of this AD: Within 600 flight hours or 12 months after the 
effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first, do a general 
visual inspection for the presence of sealant on doubler plate 
edges, doubler plate rivets, and adjacent skin in the top and bottom 
of the left and right fuel vent surge tanks, and do all applicable 
corrective actions, in accordance with the Accomplishment 
Instructions of Hawker Beechcraft Mandatory Service Bulletin SB 57-
4112, dated February 2013, except as required by paragraph (i) of 
this AD. Do all applicable corrective actions before further flight.
    (1) Beechcraft Corporation (Type Certificate previously held by 
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation; Raytheon Aircraft Company) Model 
Hawker 800XP airplanes, serial numbers 258324, 258326 through 258332 
inclusive, 258334 through 258340 inclusive, 258342 through 258347 
inclusive, 258349 through 258359 inclusive, 258361 through 258369 
inclusive, 258371 through 258380 inclusive, 258382 through 258406 
inclusive, 258408 through 258426 inclusive, 258428 through 258444 
inclusive, 258446 through 258468 inclusive, 258470 through

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258492 inclusive, 258494 through 258512 inclusive, 258514 through 
258532 inclusive, 258534 through 258540 inclusive, 258542 through 
258555 inclusive, 258557 through 258566 inclusive, 258278, 258541, 
258556, 258567 through 258609 inclusive, 258611 through 258628 
inclusive, 258630 through 258684 inclusive, 258686 through 258734 
inclusive, 258736 through 258788 inclusive, 258795, 258802, 258821, 
258825, 258829, 258834, 258840, and 258847; equipped with a kit 
numbered 140-1701-1, 140-1702-1, 140-1703-1,140-1703-5, 140-1703-7, 
or 140-1704-1 that was purchased from Hawker Beechcraft on or before 
February 13, 2013.
    (2) Beechcraft Corporation (Type Certificate previously held by 
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation; Raytheon Aircraft Company) Model 
Hawker 850XP airplanes having serial numbers 258789 through 258794 
inclusive, 258796, 258798 through 258801 inclusive, 258803 through 
258819 inclusive, 258822, 258823, 258826 through 258828 inclusive, 
258830 through 258833 inclusive, 258835 through 258838 inclusive, 
258841, 258844, 258845, 258848, 258852, 258855, 258856, 258858, 
258859, 258861, 258872, 258874, 258876, 258891, 258893, 258895, 
258900, 258901, 258904, 258907, 258909, 258912, 258915, 258921, 
258959, 258961, 258963, 258977, 258980, 258982, and subsequent 
serial numbers; equipped with a kit numbered 140-1701-1, 140-1702-1, 
140-1703-1, 140-1703-5, 140-1703-7, or 140-1704-1 that was purchased 
on or before February 13, 2013.
    (3) Beechcraft Corporation (Type Certificate previously held by 
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation; Raytheon Aircraft Company) Model 
Hawker 900XP airplanes, having serial numbers HA-0156 and HA-0159.

(h) Definition

    For the purposes of this AD, a general visual inspection is a 
visual examination of an interior or exterior area, installation, or 
assembly to detect obvious damage, failure, or irregularity. This 
level of inspection is made from within touching distance unless 
otherwise specified. A mirror may be necessary to ensure visual 
access to all surfaces in the inspection area. This level of 
inspection is made under normally available lighting conditions such 
as daylight, hangar lighting, flashlight, or droplight and may 
require removal or opening of access panels or doors. Stands, 
ladders, or platforms may be required to gain proximity to the area 
being checked.

(i) Exception to the Service Information

    A note in the Accomplishment Instructions of the Hawker 
Beechcraft Mandatory Service Bulletin SB 57-4112, dated February 
2013, instructs operators to contact Hawker Beechcraft if any 
difficulty is encountered in accomplishing the service information. 
However, this AD requires that any deviation from the instructions 
provided in Hawker Beechcraft Mandatory Service Bulletin SB 57-4112, 
dated February 2013, must be approved as an alternative method of 
compliance (AMOC) under the provisions of paragraph (k) of this AD.

(j) Parts Installation Limitation

    For all airplanes: As of the effective date of this AD, no kit 
having kit number 140-1701-1, 140-1702-1, 140-1703-1, 140-1703-5, 
140-1703-7, or 140-1704-1 that was purchased before February 13, 
2013, may be installed on any airplane unless the installation 
includes sealant on doubler plate edges, doubler plate rivets, and 
adjacent skin in the top and bottom of the left and right fuel vent 
surge tanks, as specified in the Accomplishment Instructions of 
Hawker Beechcraft Mandatory Service Bulletin SB 57-4112, dated 
February 2013.

(k) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (1) The Manager, Wichita Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 
FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested 
using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 
CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local 
Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending 
information directly to the manager of the ACO, send it to the 
attention of the person identified in the Related Information 
section of this AD.
    (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate 
principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager 
of the local flight standards district office/certificate holding 
district office.

(l) Related Information

    (1) For more information about this AD, contact Jeffrey Englert, 
Aerospace Engineer, Mechanical Systems and Propulsion Branch, ACE-
116W, FAA, Wichita Aircraft Certification Office, 1801 Airport Road, 
Room 100, Mid-Continent Airport, Wichita, KS 67209; phone: (316) 
946-4167; fax: (316) 946-4107; email: jeffrey.englert@faa.gov.
    (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Beechcraft Corporation, TMDC, P.O. Box 85, Wichita, KS 67201-0085; 
telephone 316-676-8238; fax 316-671-2540; email tmdc@beechcraft.com; 
Internet http://pubs.beechcraft.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.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on April 17, 2014.
Jeffrey E. Duven,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-09311 Filed 4-23-14; 8:45 am]
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