Airworthiness Directives; Technify Motors GmbH Reciprocating Engines, 51240-51241 [2014-20451]

Download as PDF 51240 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 167 / Thursday, August 28, 2014 / Rules and Regulations number and associated software standard identified in paragraph (g)(1), (g)(2), or (g)(3) of this AD is installed on that airplane. (i) Parts Installation Limitation As of the effective date of this AD, installation on an airplane of a T3CAS unit having a part number and software standard as identified in paragraph (g)(1), (g)(2), or (g)(3) of this AD is acceptable, provided the conditions specified in both paragraphs (i)(1) and (i)(2) of this AD are met. (1) After installation of the T3CAS unit, the unit is repetitively power cycled as required by paragraph (g) of this AD. (2) The T3CAS unit has accumulated less than 120 hours of continuous power. (j) 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: Sanjay Ralhan, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; telephone 425–227–1405; 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) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, International Branch, ANM– 116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA); or Airbus’s EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA). If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized signature. (k) Related Information Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) EASA Airworthiness Directive 2014–0174, dated July 23, 2014, for related information. You may examine the MCAI on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2014–0588. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES (l) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless this AD specifies otherwise. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:31 Aug 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 (i) Airbus Alert Operators Transmission A34N004–13, Revision 01, dated March 19, 2014. (ii) Reserved. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Airbus, Airworthiness Office—EIAS, 1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France; telephone +33 5 61 93 36 96; fax +33 5 61 93 44 51; email account.airwortheas@airbus.com; Internet http:// www.airbus.com. (4) 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. (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Renton, Washington, on August 19, 2014. Kevin Hull, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2014–20474 Filed 8–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2014–0179; Directorate Identifier 2014–NE–03–AD; Amendment 39– 17956; AD 2014–17–03] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Technify Motors GmbH Reciprocating Engines Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Technify Motors GmbH (type certificate previously held by Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH) TAE 125–02–99 and TAE 125–02–114 reciprocating engines. This AD requires removal of each highpressure (HP) fuel pump before 300 flight hours (FHs) in service or within 55 FHs after the effective date of the AD, whichever occurs later. This AD was prompted by in-flight shutdowns on airplanes with TAE 125–02 engines. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the HP fuel pump, which could result in damage to the engine and damage to the airplane. DATES: This AD becomes effective October 2, 2014. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 For service information identified in this AD, contact Technify Motors GmbH, Platanenstrasse 14, D– 09356 Sankt Egidien, Germany, phone: +49–37204–696–0; fax: +49–37204– 696–55; email: info@centurion.aero. 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. ADDRESSES: 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– 0179; 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: Kenneth Steeves, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238–7765; fax: 781–238– 7199; email: kenneth.stevees@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to the specified products. The NPRM was published in the Federal Register on May 23, 2014 (79 FR 29693). The NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: In-flight shut down occurrences have been reported on aeroplanes equipped with TAE 125–02 engines. The initial results of the investigations showed that abnormal high wear of the high pressure fuel pumps was the probable cause of the engine failure. This condition, if not corrected, could result in further cases of engine power loss events and consequent potential loss of control of the aeroplane. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM (79 FR 29693, May 23, 2014). E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 167 / Thursday, August 28, 2014 / Rules and Regulations 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 160 engines installed on airplanes of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it will take about 1 hour per engine to comply with this AD. The average labor rate is $85 per hour. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of the AD on U.S. operators to be $13,600. 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 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. 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 RULES Regulatory Findings We determined that 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 this AD: (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 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:31 Aug 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ 2014–17–03 Technify Motors GmbH (Type Certificate previously held by Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH): Amendment 39–17956; Docket No. FAA–2014–0179; Directorate Identifier 2014–NE–03–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD becomes effective October 2, 2014. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to TAE 125–02–99 and TAE 125–02–114 reciprocating engines with a high-pressure (HP) fuel pump, part number (P/N) 05–7312–K005301 or P/N 05–7312– K005302. (d) Reason This AD was prompted by in-flight shutdowns on airplanes with TAE 125–02 engines. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the HP fuel pump, which could result in damage to the engine and damage to the airplane. (e) Actions and Compliance Comply with this AD unless already done. Remove each HP fuel pump, P/N 05–7312– K005301 and P/N 05–7312–K005302, before 300 flight hours (FHs) in service or within 55 FHs after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs later. (f) Installation Prohibition After the effective date of this AD, do not install a TAE 125–02–99 or TAE 125–02–114 engine with HP fuel pump, P/N 05–7312– K005301 or P/N 05–7312–K005302, onto any airplane. (g) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) The Manager, Engine Certification Office, FAA, may approve AMOCs to 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 Kenneth Steeves, Aerospace PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 51241 Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238–7765; fax: 781–238– 7199; email: kenneth.steeves@faa.gov. (2) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency AD 2013–0279, dated November 26, 2013, for more information. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!searchResults;rpp=25;po=0;s=FAA-20140179;fp=true;ns=true. (3) Technify Motors GmbH Service Bulletin No. TM TAE 125–1017 P1, Revision 1, dated September 20, 2013, which is not incorporated by reference in this AD, can be obtained from Technify Motors GmbH using the contact information in paragraph (h)(4) of this AD. (4) For service information identified in this AD, contact Technify Motors GmbH, Platanenstrasse 14, D–09356 Sankt Egidien, Germany, phone: +49–37204–696–0; fax: +49–37204–696–55; email: info@ centurion.aero. (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 August 18, 2014. Richard P. Warren, Acting Assistant Directorate Manager, Engine & Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2014-0179; Directorate Identifier 2014-NE-03-AD; 
Amendment 39-17956; AD 2014-17-03]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Technify Motors GmbH Reciprocating 
Engines

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 
Technify Motors GmbH (type certificate previously held by Thielert 
Aircraft Engines GmbH) TAE 125-02-99 and TAE 125-02-114 reciprocating 
engines. This AD requires removal of each high-pressure (HP) fuel pump 
before 300 flight hours (FHs) in service or within 55 FHs after the 
effective date of the AD, whichever occurs later. This AD was prompted 
by in-flight shutdowns on airplanes with TAE 125-02 engines. We are 
issuing this AD to prevent failure of the HP fuel pump, which could 
result in damage to the engine and damage to the airplane.

DATES: This AD becomes effective October 2, 2014.

ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Technify Motors GmbH, Platanenstrasse 14, D-09356 Sankt Egidien, 
Germany, phone: +49-37204-696-0; fax: +49-37204-696-55; email: 
info@centurion.aero. 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-2014-
0179; 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: Kenneth Steeves, Aerospace Engineer, 
Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 
New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781-238-7765; 
fax: 781-238-7199; email: kenneth.stevees@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR 
part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to the specified products. The 
NPRM was published in the Federal Register on May 23, 2014 (79 FR 
29693). The NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the 
specified products. The MCAI states:

    In-flight shut down occurrences have been reported on aeroplanes 
equipped with TAE 125-02 engines. The initial results of the 
investigations showed that abnormal high wear of the high pressure 
fuel pumps was the probable cause of the engine failure.
    This condition, if not corrected, could result in further cases 
of engine power loss events and consequent potential loss of control 
of the aeroplane.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM (79 FR 29693, May 23, 
2014).

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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 160 engines installed on airplanes 
of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it will take about 1 hour per 
engine to comply with this AD. The average labor rate is $85 per hour. 
Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of the AD on U.S. 
operators to be $13,600.

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 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 this AD:
    (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 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 14 CFR part 39 as follows:

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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

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


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

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

2014-17-03 Technify Motors GmbH (Type Certificate previously held by 
Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH): Amendment 39-17956; Docket No. FAA-
2014-0179; Directorate Identifier 2014-NE-03-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD becomes effective October 2, 2014.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to TAE 125-02-99 and TAE 125-02-114 
reciprocating engines with a high-pressure (HP) fuel pump, part 
number (P/N) 05-7312-K005301 or P/N 05-7312-K005302.

(d) Reason

    This AD was prompted by in-flight shutdowns on airplanes with 
TAE 125-02 engines. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the 
HP fuel pump, which could result in damage to the engine and damage 
to the airplane.

(e) Actions and Compliance

    Comply with this AD unless already done. Remove each HP fuel 
pump, P/N 05-7312-K005301 and P/N 05-7312-K005302, before 300 flight 
hours (FHs) in service or within 55 FHs after the effective date of 
this AD, whichever occurs later.

(f) Installation Prohibition

    After the effective date of this AD, do not install a TAE 125-
02-99 or TAE 125-02-114 engine with HP fuel pump, P/N 05-7312-
K005301 or P/N 05-7312-K005302, onto any airplane.

(g) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    The Manager, Engine Certification Office, FAA, may approve AMOCs 
to 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 Kenneth Steeves, 
Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & 
Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 
01803; phone: 781-238-7765; fax: 781-238-7199; email: 
kenneth.steeves@faa.gov.
    (2) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency AD 2013-0279, 
dated November 26, 2013, for more information. You may examine the 
MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov/#!searchResults;rpp=25;po=0;s=FAA-2014-0179;fp=true;ns=true.
    (3) Technify Motors GmbH Service Bulletin No. TM TAE 125-1017 
P1, Revision 1, dated September 20, 2013, which is not incorporated 
by reference in this AD, can be obtained from Technify Motors GmbH 
using the contact information in paragraph (h)(4) of this AD.
    (4) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Technify Motors GmbH, Platanenstrasse 14, D-09356 Sankt Egidien, 
Germany, phone: +49-37204-696-0; fax: +49-37204-696-55; email: 
info@centurion.aero.
    (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 August 18, 2014.
Richard P. Warren,
Acting Assistant Directorate Manager, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 
Aircraft Certification Service.
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