Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes, 60329-60331 [2014-23557]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 194 / Tuesday, October 7, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Bellanca Service Letter 85, Revision B, dated April 8, 2004. (2) Models 14–19–3A, 17–30, 17–30A, 17– 31, 17–31A, 17–31ATC, and 17–31TC airplanes, all S/Ns not referenced in paragraph (g)(1) of this AD (airplanes not previously affected by AD 75–20–06): Before or upon the accumulation of 300 hours TIS or within the next 25 hours TIS after November 12, 2014 (the effective date of this AD), whichever occurs later, and repetitively thereafter at intervals not to exceed 100 hours TIS, visually inspect the aft fuselage truss for cracks as specified in paragraph 4. INSPECTION of Alexandria Aircraft LLC Bellanca Service Letter 85, Revision B, dated April 8, 2004. (h) Replacement If cracks are found during any inspection required by paragraphs (g)(1) and (g)(2) of this AD, before further flight, replace the cracked parts with FAA-approved zero-time parts as specified in paragraph 5. REPAIR of Alexandria Aircraft LLC Bellanca Service Letter 85, Revision B, dated April 8, 2004. (i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Chicago 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 (j) 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. (3) AMOCs approved for AD 75–20–06, Amendment 39–2372 (40 FR 43484, September 22, 1975) are not approved as AMOCs for the corresponding provisions of this AD. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES (j) Related Information For more information about this AD, Steven Rosenfeld, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Chicago ACO, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Room 107, Des Plaines, IL 60018; phone: (847) 294–7030; fax: (847) 294–7834; email: steven.rosenfeld@faa.gov. (k) 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 the AD specifies otherwise. (i) Alexandria Aircraft LLC Bellanca Service Letter 85, Revision B, dated April 8, 2004. (ii) Reserved. (3) For Alexandria Aircraft LLC service information identified in this AD, contact Alexandria Aircraft LLC, 2504 Aga Drive, Alexandria, MN 5630; phone: (320) 763– 4088; fax: (320) 763–4095; Internet: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:08 Oct 06, 2014 Jkt 235001 www.bellanca-aircraft.com; email: partsales@ bellanca-aircraft.com. (4) You may view this service information at FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (816) 329–4148. (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 Kansas City, Missouri, on September 26, 2014. Kelly A. Broadway, Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2014–23559 Filed 10–6–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2014–0494; Directorate Identifier 2014–CE–017–AD; Amendment 39–17986; AD 2014–20–13] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as failure of the fin forward pickup due to possible fatigue cracks. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective November 12, 2014. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in the AD as of November 12, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2014– 0494; or in person at Document Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 60329 M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. For service information identified in this AD, contact Pacific Aerospace Unlimited, Airport Road, Hamilton, Private Bag HN3027, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand, phone: +64 7 843 6144; fax: +64 7 843 6134; email: pacific@ aerospace.co.nz, internet: www.aerospace.co.nz. You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (816) 329–4148. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karl Schletzbaum, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4123; fax: (816) 329–4090; email: Karl.Schletzbaum@ faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to adding an AD that would apply to Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes. The NPRM was published in the Federal Register on July 23, 2014 (79 FR 42721). The NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products and was based on mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country. The MCAI states: To prevent failure of the fin forward pickup due to possible fatigue cracks, inspect the fitting per the instructions in Pacific Aerospace Limited Mandatory Service Bulletin (MSB) PACSB/XL/068 issue 3, dated 29 May 2014. If any cracks are found, replace both plates per PACSB/XL/068, before further flight. The MCAI can be found in the AD docket on the Internet at: http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=FAA-2014-04940002. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. The following presents the comments received on the proposal and the FAA’s response to each comment. Request FAA Defer Inspections Until a Design Change Is Completed By Manufacturer Philip Esdaile of Davis Air Repair, Inc, and Ray Ferrell requested the FAA defer inspections until a design change is completed by the manufacturer and then mandate the design change. E:\FR\FM\07OCR1.SGM 07OCR1 60330 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 194 / Tuesday, October 7, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Philip Esdaile and Ray Ferrell stated that the inspection is labor intensive and significant damage can be done to the airplane by repeatedly removing the rudder and fin. We partially agree with the commenter. Requiring a better engineering solution (design change) would allow longer inspection intervals and would cause less wear and tear on the airplane; however, such a design change is not available. The FAA will monitor the progress of the manufacturer’s design change and, if considered an acceptable level of safety, consider additional rulemaking or approve it as an alternative method of compliance (AMOC). We did not change the final rule AD action based on these comments. Request a Less Intrusive Inspection Method Kevin Kelly of Paraclete Aviation stated that the full inspection, as required by the MCAI, is too intrusive and over time causes unnecessary stress and damage to the airplane. The commenter believes that the intent of the inspection can be met by an alternative inspection. We disagree with the commenter. The mandated inspection is specific; we cannot be certain that the alternative inspection proposed by Kevin Kelly is adequate. However, if someone submits substantiating data, the FAA will review and consider all AMOC requests we receive provided they follow the procedures in 14 CFR 39.19 and this AD. We did not change the final rule AD action based on these comments. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Conclusion We reviewed the relevant data, considered the comments received, and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD as proposed except for minor editorial changes. We have determined that these minor changes: • Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM (79 FR 42721, July 23, 2014) for correcting the unsafe condition; and • Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already proposed in the NPRM (79 FR 42721, July 23, 2014). Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD will affect 17 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it would take about 1 work-hour per product to comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate is $85 per work-hour. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:08 Oct 06, 2014 Jkt 235001 Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of the AD on U.S. operators to be $1,445, or $85 per product. In addition, we estimate that any necessary follow-on actions would take 5 work-hours and require parts costing $328, for a cost of $753 per product. We have no way of determining the number of products that may need these actions. except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains the NPRM, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Office (telephone (800) 647– 5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. 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. Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 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. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new AD: ■ 2014–20–13 Pacific Aerospace Limited: Amendment 39–17986; Docket No. FAA–2014–0494; Directorate Identifier 2014–CE–017–AD. 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, 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. (a) Effective Date This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective November 12, 2014. 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– 0494; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, (f) Actions and Compliance Do the following actions as specified in paragraphs (f)(1) and (f)(2), including all subparagraphs, of this AD, unless already done: (1) Inspect the fin forward pickup fittings for cracks on or before 2,000 hours total timein-service (TTIS) or 150 hours time-in-service (TIS) after November 12, 2014 (the effective PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes, all serial numbers, certificated in any category. (d) Subject Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Code 53: Fuselage. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as failure of the fin forward pickup due to possible fatigue cracks. We are issuing this proposed AD to detect and correct cracked fin forward pickup fittings to prevent failure of the fin forward pickup. E:\FR\FM\07OCR1.SGM 07OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 194 / Tuesday, October 7, 2014 / Rules and Regulations date of this AD), whichever occurs later, and repetitively thereafter at intervals not to exceed 600 hours TIS or 12 months, whichever occurs first. Follow Pacific Aerospace Limited Mandatory Service Bulletin PACSB/XL/068, issue 3, dated May 29, 2014. Note 1 to paragraph (f)(1) of this AD: The MCAI mentions actions that are different for standard category versus restricted category airplanes. The Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplane is only type certificated in the normal (standard) category in the United States so these are the actions that are specified in this AD. (2) If you find any cracks as a result of any inspection required by paragraph (f)(1) of this AD, before further flight, replace both plates. Do the replacement following Pacific Aerospace Limited Mandatory Service Bulletin PACSB/XL/068, issue 3, dated May 29, 2014. (g) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, Standards Office, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Send information to ATTN: Karl Schletzbaum, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4123; fax: (816) 329–4090; email: Karl.Schletzbaum@faa.gov. Before using any approved AMOC on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify your appropriate principal inspector (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local FSDO. (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer or other source, use these actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered FAA-approved if they are approved by the State of Design Authority (or their delegated agent). You are required to assure the product is airworthy before it is returned to service. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES (h) Related Information Refer to MCAI New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) AD DCA/750XL/16A, dated June 18, 2014, for related information. The MCAI can be found in the AD docket on the Internet at: http://www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=FAA-2014-0494-0002. (i) 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 the AD specifies otherwise. (i) Pacific Aerospace Limited Mandatory Service Bulletin PACSB/XL/068, issue 3, dated May 29, 2014. (ii) Reserved. (3) For Pacific Aerospace Limited service information identified in this AD, contact Pacific Aerospace Unlimited, Airport Road, Hamilton, Private Bag HN3027, Hamilton VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:08 Oct 06, 2014 Jkt 235001 3240, New Zealand, phone: +64 7 843 6144; fax: +64 7 843 6134; email: pacific@ aerospace.co.nz, internet: www.aerospace.co.nz. (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (816) 329–4148. (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 Kansas City, Missouri, on September 26, 2014. Kelly A. Broadway, Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2014–23557 Filed 10–6–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2014–0654; Directorate Identifier 2014–NM–071–AD; Amendment 39–17983; AD 2014–20–10] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013–11– 14 for certain The Boeing Company Model 777–200 and -300 series airplanes. AD 2013–11–14 required repetitive general visual inspections of the strut forward dry bay for the presence of hydraulic fluid, and related investigative and corrective actions (including checking drain lines for blockage due to hydraulic fluid coking, and cleaning or replacing drain lines to allow drainage) if necessary. This AD adds airplanes to the applicability. This AD was prompted by reports of hydraulic fluid contamination (including contamination caused by hydraulic fluid in its liquid, vapor, and/ or solid (coked) form) found in the strut forward dry bay. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct hydraulic fluid contamination of the strut forward dry bay, which could result in hydrogen embrittlement of the titanium forward engine mount bulkhead fittings, and consequent inability of the fittings to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 60331 carry engine loads, resulting in engine separation. Hydrogen embrittlement also could cause a through-crack formation across the fittings through which an engine fire could breach into the strut, resulting in an uncontained strut fire. DATES: This AD is effective October 22, 2014. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of October 22, 2014. We must receive any comments on this AD by November 21, 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: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this AD, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, P. O. Box 3707, MC 2H– 65, Seattle, WA 98124–2207; telephone 206–544–5000, extension 1; fax 206– 766–5680; Internet https:// www.myboeingfleet.com. You may view the 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– 0654; 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 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: Kevin Nguyen, Aerospace Engineer, E:\FR\FM\07OCR1.SGM 07OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 194 (Tuesday, October 7, 2014)]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-23557]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2014-0494; Directorate Identifier 2014-CE-017-AD; 
Amendment 39-17986; AD 2014-20-13]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pacific 
Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes. This AD results from mandatory 
continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation 
authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe 
condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe 
condition as failure of the fin forward pickup due to possible fatigue 
cracks. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe 
condition on these products.

DATES: This AD is effective November 12, 2014.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in the AD as of November 12, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2014-
0494; or in person at 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 service information identified in this AD, contact Pacific 
Aerospace Unlimited, Airport Road, Hamilton, Private Bag HN3027, 
Hamilton 3240, New Zealand, phone: +64 7 843 6144; fax: +64 7 843 6134; 
email: pacific@aerospace.co.nz, internet: www.aerospace.co.nz. You may 
view this referenced service information at the FAA, Small Airplane 
Directorate, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information 
on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (816) 329-4148.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karl Schletzbaum, Aerospace Engineer, 
FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, 
Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329-4123; fax: (816) 329-4090; email: 
Karl.Schletzbaum@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR 
part 39 to adding an AD that would apply to Pacific Aerospace Limited 
Model 750XL airplanes. The NPRM was published in the Federal Register 
on July 23, 2014 (79 FR 42721). The NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe 
condition for the specified products and was based on mandatory 
continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation 
authority of another country. The MCAI states:

    To prevent failure of the fin forward pickup due to possible 
fatigue cracks, inspect the fitting per the instructions in Pacific 
Aerospace Limited Mandatory Service Bulletin (MSB) PACSB/XL/068 
issue 3, dated 29 May 2014.
    If any cracks are found, replace both plates per PACSB/XL/068, 
before further flight.

    The MCAI can be found in the AD docket on the Internet at: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FAA-2014-0494-0002.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. The following presents the comments received on the proposal 
and the FAA's response to each comment.

Request FAA Defer Inspections Until a Design Change Is Completed By 
Manufacturer

    Philip Esdaile of Davis Air Repair, Inc, and Ray Ferrell requested 
the FAA defer inspections until a design change is completed by the 
manufacturer and then mandate the design change.

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    Philip Esdaile and Ray Ferrell stated that the inspection is labor 
intensive and significant damage can be done to the airplane by 
repeatedly removing the rudder and fin.
    We partially agree with the commenter. Requiring a better 
engineering solution (design change) would allow longer inspection 
intervals and would cause less wear and tear on the airplane; however, 
such a design change is not available. The FAA will monitor the 
progress of the manufacturer's design change and, if considered an 
acceptable level of safety, consider additional rulemaking or approve 
it as an alternative method of compliance (AMOC).
    We did not change the final rule AD action based on these comments.

Request a Less Intrusive Inspection Method

    Kevin Kelly of Paraclete Aviation stated that the full inspection, 
as required by the MCAI, is too intrusive and over time causes 
unnecessary stress and damage to the airplane. The commenter believes 
that the intent of the inspection can be met by an alternative 
inspection.
    We disagree with the commenter. The mandated inspection is 
specific; we cannot be certain that the alternative inspection proposed 
by Kevin Kelly is adequate. However, if someone submits substantiating 
data, the FAA will review and consider all AMOC requests we receive 
provided they follow the procedures in 14 CFR 39.19 and this AD.
    We did not change the final rule AD action based on these comments.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the relevant data, considered the comments received, 
and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting 
the AD as proposed except for minor editorial changes. We have 
determined that these minor changes:
     Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the 
NPRM (79 FR 42721, July 23, 2014) for correcting the unsafe condition; 
and
     Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was 
already proposed in the NPRM (79 FR 42721, July 23, 2014).

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD will affect 17 products of U.S. registry. 
We also estimate that it would take about 1 work-hour per product to 
comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate 
is $85 per work-hour.
    Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of the AD on U.S. 
operators to be $1,445, or $85 per product.
    In addition, we estimate that any necessary follow-on actions would 
take 5 work-hours and require parts costing $328, for a cost of $753 
per product. We have no way of determining the number of products that 
may need these actions.

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, 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.

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-
0494; 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 the NPRM, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, 
and other information. The street address for the Docket Office 
(telephone (800) 647-5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will 
be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt.

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

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 AD:

2014-20-13 Pacific Aerospace Limited: Amendment 39-17986; Docket No. 
FAA-2014-0494; Directorate Identifier 2014-CE-017-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective November 12, 
2014.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL 
airplanes, all serial numbers, certificated in any category.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Code 53: Fuselage.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by mandatory continuing airworthiness 
information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another 
country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation 
product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as failure of the 
fin forward pickup due to possible fatigue cracks. We are issuing 
this proposed AD to detect and correct cracked fin forward pickup 
fittings to prevent failure of the fin forward pickup.

(f) Actions and Compliance

    Do the following actions as specified in paragraphs (f)(1) and 
(f)(2), including all subparagraphs, of this AD, unless already 
done:
    (1) Inspect the fin forward pickup fittings for cracks on or 
before 2,000 hours total time-in-service (TTIS) or 150 hours time-
in-service (TIS) after November 12, 2014 (the effective

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date of this AD), whichever occurs later, and repetitively 
thereafter at intervals not to exceed 600 hours TIS or 12 months, 
whichever occurs first. Follow Pacific Aerospace Limited Mandatory 
Service Bulletin PACSB/XL/068, issue 3, dated May 29, 2014.

    Note 1 to paragraph (f)(1) of this AD:  The MCAI mentions 
actions that are different for standard category versus restricted 
category airplanes. The Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL 
airplane is only type certificated in the normal (standard) category 
in the United States so these are the actions that are specified in 
this AD.

    (2) If you find any cracks as a result of any inspection 
required by paragraph (f)(1) of this AD, before further flight, 
replace both plates. Do the replacement following Pacific Aerospace 
Limited Mandatory Service Bulletin PACSB/XL/068, issue 3, dated May 
29, 2014.

(g) Other FAA AD Provisions

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, 
Standards Office, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this 
AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Send 
information to ATTN: Karl Schletzbaum, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, 
Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, 
Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329-4123; fax: (816) 329-4090; 
email: Karl.Schletzbaum@faa.gov. Before using any approved AMOC on 
any airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify your appropriate 
principal inspector (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District Office 
(FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local FSDO.
    (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain 
corrective actions from a manufacturer or other source, use these 
actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered 
FAA-approved if they are approved by the State of Design Authority 
(or their delegated agent). You are required to assure the product 
is airworthy before it is returned to service.

(h) Related Information

    Refer to MCAI New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) AD DCA/
750XL/16A, dated June 18, 2014, for related information. The MCAI 
can be found in the AD docket on the Internet at: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FAA-2014-0494-0002.

(i) 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 the AD specifies otherwise.
    (i) Pacific Aerospace Limited Mandatory Service Bulletin PACSB/
XL/068, issue 3, dated May 29, 2014.
    (ii) Reserved.
    (3) For Pacific Aerospace Limited service information identified 
in this AD, contact Pacific Aerospace Unlimited, Airport Road, 
Hamilton, Private Bag HN3027, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand, phone: +64 
7 843 6144; fax: +64 7 843 6134; email: pacific@aerospace.co.nz, 
internet: www.aerospace.co.nz.
    (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Small 
Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For 
information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 
(816) 329-4148.
    (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/ibr-locations.html.

    Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on September 26, 2014.
Kelly A. Broadway,
Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-23557 Filed 10-6-14; 8:45 am]
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