Airworthiness Directives; Austro Engine GmbH Engines, 23912-23913 [2014-09349]

Download as PDF 23912 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 82 / Tuesday, April 29, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Issued in Renton, Washington, on April 16, 2014. Michael J. Kaszycki, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2014–09412 Filed 4–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2013–0164; Directorate Identifier 2013–NE–10–AD; Amendment 39–17834; AD 2014–08–10] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Austro Engine GmbH Engines Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2013–14– 08 for all Austro Engine GmbH model E4 engines. AD 2013–14–08 required removing from service certain part number (P/N) waste gate controllers. This AD requires removing certain additional P/N waste gate controllers from service. This AD was prompted by several reports of power loss events due to fracture of the waste gate controller lever. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the waste gate controller lever, which could lead to damage to one or more engines, loss of thrust control, and damage to the airplane. DATES: This AD is effective June 3, 2014. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this AD, contact Austro Engine GmbH, Rudolf-Diesel-Strasse 11, A–2700 Weiner Neustadt, Austria; phone: +43 2622 23000; fax: +43 2622 23000–2711; Internet: www.austroengine.at. You may view this service information at the FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781– 238–7125. SUMMARY: sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with RULES 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– 0164; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, the mandatory continuing airworthiness information VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:55 Apr 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 (MCAI), the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647–5527) is Document Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wego Wang, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238–7134; fax: 781–238– 7199; email: wego.wang@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to supersede AD 2013–14–08, Amendment 39–17513 (78 FR 42677, July 17, 2013), (‘‘AD 2013–14–08’’). AD 2013–14–08 applied to the specified products. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on January 10, 2014 (79 FR 1774). The NPRM proposed to continue to require removal from service of certain P/N waste gate controllers. The NPRM also proposed that, based on additional in-service failures, additional P/N waste gate controllers no longer be eligible for installation. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM (79 FR 1774, January 10, 2014). Conclusion We reviewed the available data and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting this AD as proposed. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD affects 128 engines installed on airplanes of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it will take about 0.5 hours per engine to comply with this AD. The average labor rate is $85 per hour. Required parts cost about $231 per engine. Based on these figures, we estimate the total cost of this AD to U.S. operators to be $35,008. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701, ‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. Regulatory Findings This AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979), (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska to the extent that it justifies making a regulatory distinction, and (4) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends part 39 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (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 removing airworthiness directive (AD) 2013–14–08, Amendment 39–17513 (78 FR 42677, July 17, 2013) and adding the following new AD: ■ 2014–08–10 Austro Engine GmbH Engines: Amendment 39–17834; Docket No. E:\FR\FM\29APR1.SGM 29APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 82 / Tuesday, April 29, 2014 / Rules and Regulations FAA–2013–0164; Directorate Identifier 2013–NE–10–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective June 3, 2014. (b) Affected ADs This AD supersedes AD 2013–14–08, Amendment 39–17513 (78 FR 42677, July 17, 2013). (c) Applicability This AD applies to all Austro Engine GmbH model E4 engines, with a waste gate controller, part number (P/N) E4A–41–120– 000, Revision 060 or lower revision; or a waste gate controller, P/N E4B–41–120–000, Revision 010 or lower revision, installed. (d) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by engine power loss events due to fracture of the waste gate controller lever. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the waste gate controller lever, which could lead to damage to one or more engines, loss of thrust control, and damage to the airplane. incorporated by reference in this AD, can be obtained from Austro Engine GmbH, using the contact information in paragraph (h)(4) of this AD. (4) For service information identified in this AD, contact Austro Engine GmbH, Rudolf-Diesel-Strasse 11, A–2700 Weiner Neustadt, Austria; phone: +43 2622 23000; fax: +43 2622 23000–2711; Internet: www.austroengine.at. (5) You may view this service information at the FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7125. (i) Material Incorporated by Reference None. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on April 15, 2014. Ann C. Mollica, Acting Assistant Directorate Manager, Engine & Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2014–09349 Filed 4–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P (e) Compliance (1) Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (2) At the next maintenance action for any reason, or within 110 flight hours after the effective date of this AD, or within three months after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first, remove from service waste gate controller, P/N E4A–41–120–000, Revision 060 or lower revision, and waste gate controller, P/N E4B–41–120–000, Revision 010 or lower revision. (f) Installation Prohibition After the effective date of this AD, do not install any waste gate controller, P/N E4A– 41–120–000, Revision 060 or lower revision, or waste gate controller, P/N E4B–41–120– 000, Revision 010 or lower revision, onto any engine, or approve for return to service any engine that has either waste gate controller installed. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with RULES (g) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) The Manager, Engine Certification Office, may approve AMOCs for this AD. Use the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19 to make your request. (h) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Wego Wang, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238–7134; fax: 781–238–7199; email: wego.wang@faa.gov. (2) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency AD 2013–0213, dated September 13, 2013, for more information. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=FAA-2013-0164-0002. (3) Austro Engine Mandatory Service Bulletin No. MSB–E4–007/6, Revision 6, dated September 18, 2013, which is not VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:55 Apr 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0267] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Inner Harbor Navigational Canal, New Orleans, LA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the SR 46 (St. Claude Avenue) bridge across the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, mile 0.5 (GIWW mile 6.2 East of Harvey Lock) in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana. This deviation provides for the bridge to remain closed to navigation for 24 consecutive hours within an eight day window of opportunity to conduct scheduled maintenance to the drawbridge. DATES: This deviation is effective from 6 a.m. on May 10, 2014, through 6 a.m. on May 18, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2014–0267] is available at http://www.regulations.gov. Type the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rulemaking. You may also visit the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the Department of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 23913 Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email Jim Wetherington, Bridge Administration Branch, Coast Guard, telephone (504) 671–2128, email james.r.wetherington@ uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl F. Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans has requested a temporary deviation in order to perform maintenance on the operating strut guides of the bridge. These repairs are necessary for the continued operation of the bridge. This deviation allows the draw of the St. Claude Avenue bascule bridge across the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, mile 0.5 (GIWW mile 6.2 East of Harvey Lock), to remain closed to navigation for 24 consecutive hours between 6 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, 2014 and 6 a.m. Sunday, May 11, 2014. Work on the bridge will begin at 6 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, 2014. If for any reason, the work cannot be accomplished on May 10 and 11, 2014, the work will be postponed for one week and the same schedule will be used beginning at 6 a.m. on Saturday, May 17, 2014 and continuing through 6 a.m. Sunday, May 18, 2014. Broadcast Notice to Mariners will be used to update mariners of any changes in this deviation. The bascule bridge has a vertical clearance of 1 foot above high water in the closed-to-navigation position. Navigation on the waterway consists mainly of tugs with tows and some ships. The bridge normally opens to pass navigation an average of eight times during the deviation period. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.458(a), the draw of the bridge shall open on signal; except that, from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays, the draw need not open for the passage of vessels. Normally, the draw is required to open at any time for a vessel in distress. However, the bridge will not be able to open for emergencies during the closure period. No alternate routes are available. The Port and the Coast Guard have coordinated the closure with waterway users, industry, and other Coast Guard units. These dates and this schedule were chosen to minimize the significant effects on vessel traffic. E:\FR\FM\29APR1.SGM 29APR1

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[FR Doc No: 2014-09349]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0164; Directorate Identifier 2013-NE-10-AD; 
Amendment 39-17834; AD 2014-08-10]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Austro Engine GmbH Engines

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2013-14-08 for 
all Austro Engine GmbH model E4 engines. AD 2013-14-08 required 
removing from service certain part number (P/N) waste gate controllers. 
This AD requires removing certain additional P/N waste gate controllers 
from service. This AD was prompted by several reports of power loss 
events due to fracture of the waste gate controller lever. We are 
issuing this AD to prevent failure of the waste gate controller lever, 
which could lead to damage to one or more engines, loss of thrust 
control, and damage to the airplane.

DATES: This AD is effective June 3, 2014.

ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Austro Engine GmbH, Rudolf-Diesel-Strasse 11, A-2700 Weiner Neustadt, 
Austria; phone: +43 2622 23000; fax: +43 2622 23000-2711; Internet: 
www.austroengine.at. You may view this service information at the FAA, 
Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, 
Burlington, MA. For information on the availability of this material at 
the FAA, call 781-238-7125.

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-
0164; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 
5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket 
contains this AD, the mandatory continuing airworthiness information 
(MCAI), the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other 
information. The address for the Docket Office (phone: 800-647-5527) is 
Document Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wego Wang, Aerospace Engineer, Engine 
Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New 
England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781-238-7134; fax: 
781-238-7199; email: wego.wang@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR 
part 39 to supersede AD 2013-14-08, Amendment 39-17513 (78 FR 42677, 
July 17, 2013), (``AD 2013-14-08''). AD 2013-14-08 applied to the 
specified products. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on 
January 10, 2014 (79 FR 1774). The NPRM proposed to continue to require 
removal from service of certain P/N waste gate controllers. The NPRM 
also proposed that, based on additional in-service failures, additional 
P/N waste gate controllers no longer be eligible for installation.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM (79 FR 1774, January 10, 
2014).

Conclusion

    We reviewed the available data and determined that air safety and 
the public interest require adopting this AD as proposed.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD affects 128 engines installed on airplanes 
of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it will take about 0.5 hours 
per engine to comply with this AD. The average labor rate is $85 per 
hour. Required parts cost about $231 per engine. Based on these 
figures, we estimate the total cost of this AD to U.S. operators to be 
$35,008.

Authority for This Rulemaking

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

Regulatory Findings

    This AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 
13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, 
on the relationship between the national government and the States, or 
on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various 
levels of government.
    For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD:
    (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive 
Order 12866,
    (2) Is not a ``significant rule'' under DOT Regulatory Policies and 
Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979),
    (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska to the extent 
that it justifies making a regulatory distinction, and
    (4) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or 
negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

    Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by 
reference, Safety.

Adoption of the Amendment

    Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the 
Administrator, the FAA amends part 39 of the Federal Aviation 
Regulations (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) 
2013-14-08, Amendment 39-17513 (78 FR 42677, July 17, 2013) and adding 
the following new AD:

2014-08-10 Austro Engine GmbH Engines: Amendment 39-17834; Docket 
No.

[[Page 23913]]

FAA-2013-0164; Directorate Identifier 2013-NE-10-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective June 3, 2014.

(b) Affected ADs

    This AD supersedes AD 2013-14-08, Amendment 39-17513 (78 FR 
42677, July 17, 2013).

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to all Austro Engine GmbH model E4 engines, with 
a waste gate controller, part number (P/N) E4A-41-120-000, Revision 
060 or lower revision; or a waste gate controller, P/N E4B-41-120-
000, Revision 010 or lower revision, installed.

(d) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by engine power loss events due to fracture 
of the waste gate controller lever. We are issuing this AD to 
prevent failure of the waste gate controller lever, which could lead 
to damage to one or more engines, loss of thrust control, and damage 
to the airplane.

(e) Compliance

    (1) Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, 
unless already done.
    (2) At the next maintenance action for any reason, or within 110 
flight hours after the effective date of this AD, or within three 
months after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first, 
remove from service waste gate controller, P/N E4A-41-120-000, 
Revision 060 or lower revision, and waste gate controller, P/N E4B-
41-120-000, Revision 010 or lower revision.

(f) Installation Prohibition

    After the effective date of this AD, do not install any waste 
gate controller, P/N E4A-41-120-000, Revision 060 or lower revision, 
or waste gate controller, P/N E4B-41-120-000, Revision 010 or lower 
revision, onto any engine, or approve for return to service any 
engine that has either waste gate controller installed.

(g) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    The Manager, Engine Certification Office, may approve AMOCs for 
this AD. Use the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19 to make your 
request.

(h) Related Information

    (1) For more information about this AD, contact Wego Wang, 
Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & 
Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 
01803; phone: 781-238-7134; fax: 781-238-7199; email: 
wego.wang@faa.gov.
    (2) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency AD 2013-0213, 
dated September 13, 2013, for more information. You may examine the 
MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FAA-2013-0164-0002.
    (3) Austro Engine Mandatory Service Bulletin No. MSB-E4-007/6, 
Revision 6, dated September 18, 2013, which is not incorporated by 
reference in this AD, can be obtained from Austro Engine GmbH, using 
the contact information in paragraph (h)(4) of this AD.
    (4) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Austro Engine GmbH, Rudolf-Diesel-Strasse 11, A-2700 Weiner 
Neustadt, Austria; phone: +43 2622 23000; fax: +43 2622 23000-2711; 
Internet: www.austroengine.at.
    (5) You may view this service information at the FAA, Engine & 
Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, 
MA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, 
call 781-238-7125.

(i) Material Incorporated by Reference

    None.

    Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on April 15, 2014.
Ann C. Mollica,
Acting Assistant Directorate Manager, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 
Aircraft Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-09349 Filed 4-28-14; 8:45 am]
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