Airworthiness Directives; Fiberglas-Technik Rudolf Lindner GmbH & Co. KG Gliders, 63502-63505 [2014-25287]

Download as PDF 63502 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 206 / Friday, October 24, 2014 / Rules and Regulations (e) * * * (1) Three preliminary copies of each information statement, proxy statement, form of proxy, and other item of soliciting material to be furnished to security holders concurrently therewith, shall be filed with the FDIC by the bank, State savings association, or any other person making a solicitation subject to 12 CFR 335.401 at least ten calendar days (or 15 calendar days in the case of other than routine meetings, as defined in paragraph (e)(2) of this section) prior to the date such item is first sent or given to any security holders, or such shorter date as may be authorized. (2) * * * (i) A meeting with respect to which no one is soliciting proxies subject to 12 CFR 335.401 other than on behalf of the bank or State savings association and at which the bank or State savings association intends to present no matters other than: * * * * * (ii) The bank or State savings association does not comment upon or refer to a solicitation in opposition (as defined in 17 CFR 240.14a–6) in connection with the meeting in its proxy material. (f) * * * (2) The FDIC may, upon the written request of the bank or State savings association, and where consistent with the protection of investors, permit the omission of one or more of the statements or disclosures herein required, or the filing in substitution therefor of appropriate statements or disclosures of comparable character. * * * * * Subpart I also issued under 12 U.S.C. 1831x. Subpart J also issued under 12 U.S.C. 1831p–1. Subpart L also issued under 12 U.S.C. 1831p–1. Subpart M also issued under 12 U.S.C. 1818. Subpart N also issued under 12 U.S.C. 1821. Subpart O also issued under 12 U.S.C. 1828. Subpart P also issued under 12 U.S.C. 1470; 1831e; 1831n; 1831p–1; 3339. Subpart Q also issued under 12 U.S.C. 1462; 1462a; 1463; 1464. Subpart R also issued under 12 U.S.C. 1463; 1464; 1831m; 1831n; 1831p–1. Subpart S also issued under 12 U.S.C. 1462; 1462a; 1463; 1464; 1468a; 1817; 1820; 1828; 1831e; 1831o; 1831p–1; 1881–1884; 3207; 3339; 15 U.S.C. 78b; 78l; 78m; 78n; 78p; 78q; 78w; 31 U.S.C. 5318; 42 U.S.C. 4106. Subpart T also issued under 12 U.S.C. 1462a; 1463; 1464; 15 U.S.C. 78c; 78l; 78m; 78n; 78w. Subpart V also issued under 12 U.S.C. 3201–3208. Subpart W also issued under 12 U.S.C. 1462a; 1463; 1464; 15 U.S.C. 78c; 78l; 78m; 78n; 78p; 78w. Subpart X also issued under 12 U.S.C. 1462; 1462a; 1463; 1464; 1828; 3331 et seq. Subpart Y also issued under 12 U.S.C. 1831o. Subpart Z also issued under 12 U.S.C. 1462; 1462a; 1463; 1464; 1828 (note). Subpart U [Removed and Reserved] 10. Remove and reserve part 390 subpart U consisting of §§ 390.390 through 390.395. ■ 11. In § 390.321, revise paragraph (b)(2) to read as follows: ■ § 390.321 § 335.901 ■ [Removed] 8. Remove § 335.901. PART 390—REGULATIONS TRANSFERRED FROM THE OFFICE OF THRIFT SUPERVISION 9. The authority citation for part 390 is revised to read as follows: ■ rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with RULES Authority: 12 U.S.C. 1819. Subpart B also issued under 12 U.S.C. 1818. Subpart C also issued under 5 U.S.C. 504; 554–557; 12 U.S.C. 1464; 1467; 1468; 1817; 1818; 1820; 1829; 3349, 4717; 15 U.S.C. 78l; 78o–5; 78u–2; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note; 31 U.S.C. 5321; 42 U.S.C. 4012a. Subpart D also issued under 12 U.S.C. 1817; 1818; 1820; 15 U.S.C. 78l. Subpart E also issued under 12 U.S.C. 1813; 1831m; 15 U.S.C. 78. Subpart F also issued under 5 U.S.C. 552; 559; 12 U.S.C. 2901 et seq. Subpart G also issued under 12 U.S.C. 2810 et seq., 2901 et seq.; 15 U.S.C. 1691; 42 U.S.C. 1981, 1982, 3601–3619. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:09 Oct 23, 2014 Regulatory reports. * Jkt 235001 * * * * (b) * * * (2) Exceptions. Regulatory reporting requirements that are not consistent with GAAP, if any, are not required to be reflected in the audited financial statements, including financial statements contained in securities filings submitted to the FDIC pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or subpart W and 12 CFR part 192. * * * * * § 390.380 [Amended] 12. In § 390.380, remove paragraph (a)(3). ■ Dated at Washington, DC, this 21st day of October, 2014. By order of the Board of Directors, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–25336 Filed 10–23–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6714–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2014–0292; Directorate Identifier 2014–CE–011–AD; Amendment 39–18001; AD 2014–15–02 R1] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; FiberglasTechnik Rudolf Lindner GmbH & Co. KG Gliders Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Fiberglas-Technik Rudolf Lindner GmbH & Co. KG (type certificates formerly held by GROB–WERKE GMBH & CO KG and BURKHART GROB LUFTUND RAUMFAHRT GmbH & CO KG) Models G102 STANDARD ASTIR III, G102 CLUB ASTIR III, G102 CLUB ASTIR IIIb, G103 TWIN II, G103A TWIN II ACRO, G103C TWIN III ACRO, and G 103 C Twin III SL gliders. This AD revises AD 2014–15–02, which required inspection of the rudder control unit for installation of plastic cable pulleys and replacement of plastic cable pulleys with aluminum cable pulleys. This AD retains the actions of AD 2014–15–02 but clarifies the suffixes of serial numbers (S/Ns) in paragraph (c) Applicability. This AD was prompted by reports of plastic control cable pulleys developing cracks due to aging, which could lead to breaking of the pulley and potentially jamming the rudder control unit, possibly resulting in loss of control. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This final rule is effective October 24, 2014. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of August 27, 2014 (79 FR 42658, July 23, 2014). We must receive comments on this AD by December 8, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may send comments 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24OCR1.SGM 24OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 206 / Friday, October 24, 2014 / Rules and Regulations • 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 Fiberglas-Technik Rudolf Lindner GmbH & Co. KG, Steige 3, D–88487 Walpertshofen, Germany; telephone: +49 (0) 7353/22 43; fax: +49 (0) 7353/30 96; email: info@LTBLindner.com; Web site: http://www.ltblindner.com/home.104.html. 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. 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– 0292; 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 (telephone (800) 647– 5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Rutherford, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4165; fax: (816) 329–4090; email: jim.rutherford@ faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with RULES Discussion On July 14, 2014, we issued AD 2014– 15–02, Amendment 39–17904 (79 FR 42658, July 23, 2014), for GROB– WERKE GMBH & CO KG Models G102 STANDARD ASTIR III, G102 CLUB ASTIR III, and G102 CLUB ASTIR IIIb gliders and BURKHART GROB LUFT— UND RAUMFAHRT GmbH & CO KG Models G103 TWIN II, G103A TWIN II ACRO, G103C TWIN III ACRO, and G 103 C Twin III SL gliders. That AD required inspection of the rudder control unit for installation of plastic cable pulleys and replacement of plastic cable pulleys with aluminum cable pulleys. That AD resulted from reports of plastic control cable pulleys developing cracks due to aging, which could lead to breaking of the pulley and potentially jamming the rudder control VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:09 Oct 23, 2014 Jkt 235001 unit, possibly resulting in loss of control. We issued that AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products. Actions Since AD Was Issued Since we issued AD 2014–15–02 (79 FR 42658, July 23, 2014), it was determined that to avoid any confusion regarding applicability to a given glider, the AD should be revised to include references to certain suffixes of S/Ns in paragraph (c) Applicability. Relevant Service Information We reviewed Fiberglas-Technik Rudolf Lindner GmbH & Co. KG Service Bulletin SB–G05, dated January 17, 2014; and Fiberglas-Technik Rudolf Lindner GmbH & Co. KG Instructions A/ I–G05, dated January 17, 2014. The service information describes procedures for inspection of the rudder control unit for installation of plastic cable pulleys and replacement of plastic cable pulleys with aluminum cable pulleys. FAA’s Determination We are issuing this AD because we evaluated all the relevant information and determined that to avoid any confusion about applicability to a given glider, AD 2014–15–02 (79 FR 42658, July 23, 2014) should be revised to include references to certain suffixes of S/Ns in paragraph (c) Applicability. AD Requirements This AD requires accomplishing the actions specified in the service information described previously. Change to Existing AD This AD retains all requirements of AD 2014–15–02 (79 FR 42658, July 23, 2014), but revises paragraph (c) Applicability to include references to certain suffixes in referenced S/Ns of gliders. FAA’s Justification and Determination of the Effective Date An unsafe condition exists that requires the immediate adoption of this AD. We received no comments on the previous AD, and this action only clarifies the applicability to a given glider and does not add any actions that increase the burden over the previous AD. Therefore, we find that notice and opportunity for prior public comment are unnecessary and that good cause exists for making this amendment effective in less than 30 days. Comments Invited This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight safety, and PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 63503 we did not provide you with notice and an opportunity to provide your comments before it becomes effective. However, we invite you to send any written data, views, or arguments about this AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include the docket number FAA–2014–0292 and directorate identifier 2014–CE–011–AD at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this 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 AD. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD will affect 118 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it would take about .5 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 $5,015, or $42.50 per product. In addition, we estimate that any necessary follow-on actions would take about 2 work-hours and require parts costing $244, for a cost of $414 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. E:\FR\FM\24OCR1.SGM 24OCR1 63504 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 206 / Friday, October 24, 2014 / Rules and Regulations 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, 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) 2014–15–02 (79 FR 42658, July 23, 2014) and adding the following new AD: ■ 2014–15–02 R1 Fiberglas-Technik Rudolf Lindner GmbH & Co. KG (type certificates formerly held by GROB– WERKE GMBH & CO KG and BURKHART GROB LUFT-UND RAUMFAHRT GmbH & CO KG): Amendment 39–18001; Docket No. FAA–2014–0292; Directorate Identifier 2014–CE–011–AD. rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with RULES (a) Effective Date This AD is effective October 24, 2014. (b) Affected ADs This AD revises AD 2014–15–02 (79 FR 42658, July 23, 2014) Amendment 39–17904. (c) Applicability This AD applies to the following model and serial number Fiberglas-Technik Rudolf Lindner GmbH & Co. KG (type certificates formerly held by GROB–WERKE GMBH & CO VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:09 Oct 23, 2014 Jkt 235001 KG and BURKHART GROB LUFT-UND RAUMFAHRT GmbH & CO KG) gliders, certificated in any category. (1) G102 STANDARD ASTIR III, S/N 5501 through 5652 (Suffix ‘‘S’’). (2) G102 CLUB ASTIR III, S/N 5501 through 5652 (Suffix ‘‘C’’). (3) G102 CLUB ASTIR IIIb, S/N 5501 through 5652 (Suffix ‘‘Cb’’). (4) G103 TWIN II, S/N 3730 through 34078. (5) G103A TWIN II ACRO, S/N 3730 through 34078 (Suffix ‘‘K’’). (6) G103C TWIN III ACRO, S/N 34101 through 34203. (7) G 103 C Twin III SL, S/N 35002 through 35051. (d) Subject Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Code 27: Flight Controls. (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 plastic control cable pulleys developing cracks due to aging. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct plastic control cable pulleys in the rudder control unit, which could lead to breaking of the pulley and potentially jamming the rudder control unit, possibly resulting in loss of control of the glider. (f) Actions and Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified in paragraphs (f)(1) through (f)(3) of this AD, unless already done. (1) For all Models G103C TWIN III ACRO and G 103 C Twin III SL gliders: Within 3 months after August 27, 2014 (the effective date retained from AD 2014–15–02, Amendment 39–17904 (79 FR 42658, July 23, 2014)), inspect the rudder control unit for installation of plastic cable pulleys. If plastic cable pulleys are installed, before further flight, replace the plastic cable pulleys with aluminum cable pulleys following the actions and instructions of Fiberglas-Technik Rudolf Lindner GmbH & Co. KG Service Bulletin SB–G05 and Fiberglas-Technik Rudolf Lindner GmbH & Co. KG Instructions A/I–G05, both dated January 17, 2014. (2) For all Models G102 STANDARD ASTIR III, G102 CLUB ASTIR III, G102 CLUB ASTIR IIIb, G103 TWIN II, and G103A TWIN II ACRO gliders: Within 1 month after August 27, 2014 (the effective date retained from AD 2014–15–02, Amendment 39–17904 (79 FR 42658, July 23, 2014)), inspect the rudder control unit for installation of plastic cable pulleys. If plastic cable pulleys are installed, before further flight, replace the plastic cable pulleys with aluminum cable pulleys following the actions and instructions of Fiberglas-Technik Rudolf Lindner GmbH & Co. KG Service Bulletin SB–G05 and Fiberglas-Technik Rudolf Lindner GmbH & Co. KG Instructions A/I–G05, both dated January 17, 2014. (3) As of August 27, 2014 (the effective date retained from AD 2014–15–02, Amendment 39–17904 (79 FR 42658, July 23, 2014)), do not install any plastic control PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 cable pulley in the rudder control unit of any glider identified in paragraphs (c)(1) through (c)(7) of this AD. (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: Jim Rutherford, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4165; fax: (816) 329– 4090; email: jim.rutherford@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 European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD No.: 2014–0067, dated March 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-2014-0292-0002. (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. (3) The following service information was approved for IBR on August 27, 2014 (79 FR 42658, July 23, 2014). (i) Fiberglas-Technik Rudolf Lindner GmbH & Co. KG Service Bulletin SB–G05, dated January 17, 2014. (ii) Fiberglas-Technik Rudolf Lindner GmbH & Co. KG Instructions A/I–G05, dated January 17, 2014. (4) For Fiberglas-Technik Rudolf Lindner GmbH & Co. KG service information identified in this AD, contact FiberglasTechnik Rudolf Lindner GmbH & Co. KG, Steige 3, D–88487 Walpertshofen, Germany; telephone: +49 (0) 7353/22 43; fax: +49 (0) 7353/30 96; email: info@LTB-Lindner.com; Web site: http://www.ltb-lindner.com/ home.104.html. (5) 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. (6) 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 E:\FR\FM\24OCR1.SGM 24OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 206 / Friday, October 24, 2014 / Rules and Regulations 202–741–6030, or go to: http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Monroney Aeronautical Center, 6500 South MacArthur Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73169 (Mail Address: P.O. Box 25082 Oklahoma City, OK. 73125) telephone: (405) 954–4164. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on October 15, 2014. Derek Morgan, Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. This amendment to part 95 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 95) amends, suspends, or revokes IFR altitudes governing the operation of all aircraft in flight over a specified route or any portion of that route, as well as the changeover points (COPs) for Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes as prescribed in part 95. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2014–25287 Filed 10–23–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 95 The Rule [Docket No. 30985; Amdt. No. 516] IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas. DATES: Effective Date: 0901 UTC, November 13, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Harry Hodges, Flight Procedure Standards Branch (AMCAFS–420), Flight Technologies and Programs Division, Flight Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration, Mike SUMMARY: The specified IFR altitudes, when used in conjunction with the prescribed changeover points for those routes, ensure navigation aid coverage that is adequate for safe flight operations and free of frequency interference. The reasons and circumstances that create the need for this amendment involve matters of flight safety and operational efficiency in the National Airspace System, are related to published aeronautical charts that are essential to the user, and provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace. In addition, those various reasons or circumstances require making this amendment effective before the next scheduled charting and publication date of the flight information to assure its timely availability to the user. The effective date of this amendment reflects those considerations. In view of the close and immediate relationship between these regulatory changes and safety in air commerce, I find that notice and public procedure before adopting this amendment are impracticable and contrary to the public interest and that good cause exists for making the 63505 amendment effective in less than 30 days. Conclusion The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. It, therefore—(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); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. For the same reason, the FAA certifies that this amendment will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 95 Airspace, Navigation (air). Issued in Washington, DC, on October 9, 2014. John Duncan, Director, Flight Standards Service. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, part 95 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 95) is amended as follows effective at 0901 UTC, November 13, 2014. ■ 1. The authority citation for part 95 continues to read as follows: Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40106, 40113, 40114, 40120, 44502, 44514, 44719, 44721. 2. Part 95 is amended to read as follows: ■ PART 95—[AMENDED] REVISIONS TO IFR ALTITUDES & CHANGEOVER POINT AMENDMENT 516 [Effective date November 13, 2014] From To MEA MAA § 95.3000 Low Altitude RNAV Routes § 95.3295 RNAV Route T295 is Amended to Delete BANGOR, ME VORTAC ................................................... rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with RULES § 95.3325 BOWLING GREEN, KY VORTAC .................................... *2400—MOCA RENRO, KY FIX ............................................................... *2100—MOCA LOONE, KY FIX ................................................................ *2100—MOCA APALO, IN FIX .................................................................. BUNKA, IN FIX ................................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:09 Oct 23, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 PRINCETON, ME VOR/DME ........................................... 3100 17500 RENRO, KY FIX ............................................................... *4500 17500 LOONE, KY FIX ............................................................... *4500 17500 APALO, IN FIX ................................................................. *4500 17500 BUNKA, IN FIX ................................................................ TERRE HAUTE, IN VORTAC .......................................... 2500 2400 17500 17500 RNAV Route T325 is Added to Read Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\24OCR1.SGM 24OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 206 (Friday, October 24, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2014-0292; Directorate Identifier 2014-CE-011-AD; 
Amendment 39-18001; AD 2014-15-02 R1]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Fiberglas-Technik Rudolf Lindner GmbH & 
Co. KG Gliders

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for 
Fiberglas-Technik Rudolf Lindner GmbH & Co. KG (type certificates 
formerly held by GROB-WERKE GMBH & CO KG and BURKHART GROB LUFT- UND 
RAUMFAHRT GmbH & CO KG) Models G102 STANDARD ASTIR III, G102 CLUB ASTIR 
III, G102 CLUB ASTIR IIIb, G103 TWIN II, G103A TWIN II ACRO, G103C TWIN 
III ACRO, and G 103 C Twin III SL gliders. This AD revises AD 2014-15-
02, which required inspection of the rudder control unit for 
installation of plastic cable pulleys and replacement of plastic cable 
pulleys with aluminum cable pulleys. This AD retains the actions of AD 
2014-15-02 but clarifies the suffixes of serial numbers (S/Ns) in 
paragraph (c) Applicability. This AD was prompted by reports of plastic 
control cable pulleys developing cracks due to aging, which could lead 
to breaking of the pulley and potentially jamming the rudder control 
unit, possibly resulting in loss of control. We are issuing this AD to 
require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: This final rule is effective October 24, 2014.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of August 27, 
2014 (79 FR 42658, July 23, 2014).
    We must receive comments on this AD by December 8, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments 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.

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     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 Fiberglas-
Technik Rudolf Lindner GmbH & Co. KG, Steige 3, D-88487 Walpertshofen, 
Germany; telephone: +49 (0) 7353/22 43; fax: +49 (0) 7353/30 96; email: 
Lindner.com">info@LTB-Lindner.com; Web site: http://www.ltb-lindner.com/home.104.html. 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.

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-
0292; 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 (telephone 
(800) 647-5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available 
in the AD docket shortly after receipt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Rutherford, Aerospace Engineer, 
FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, 
Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329-4165; fax: (816) 329-4090; email: 
jim.rutherford@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Discussion

    On July 14, 2014, we issued AD 2014-15-02, Amendment 39-17904 (79 
FR 42658, July 23, 2014), for GROB-WERKE GMBH & CO KG Models G102 
STANDARD ASTIR III, G102 CLUB ASTIR III, and G102 CLUB ASTIR IIIb 
gliders and BURKHART GROB LUFT--UND RAUMFAHRT GmbH & CO KG Models G103 
TWIN II, G103A TWIN II ACRO, G103C TWIN III ACRO, and G 103 C Twin III 
SL gliders. That AD required inspection of the rudder control unit for 
installation of plastic cable pulleys and replacement of plastic cable 
pulleys with aluminum cable pulleys. That AD resulted from reports of 
plastic control cable pulleys developing cracks due to aging, which 
could lead to breaking of the pulley and potentially jamming the rudder 
control unit, possibly resulting in loss of control. We issued that AD 
to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.

Actions Since AD Was Issued

    Since we issued AD 2014-15-02 (79 FR 42658, July 23, 2014), it was 
determined that to avoid any confusion regarding applicability to a 
given glider, the AD should be revised to include references to certain 
suffixes of S/Ns in paragraph (c) Applicability.

Relevant Service Information

    We reviewed Fiberglas-Technik Rudolf Lindner GmbH & Co. KG Service 
Bulletin SB-G05, dated January 17, 2014; and Fiberglas-Technik Rudolf 
Lindner GmbH & Co. KG Instructions A/I-G05, dated January 17, 2014. The 
service information describes procedures for inspection of the rudder 
control unit for installation of plastic cable pulleys and replacement 
of plastic cable pulleys with aluminum cable pulleys.

FAA's Determination

    We are issuing this AD because we evaluated all the relevant 
information and determined that to avoid any confusion about 
applicability to a given glider, AD 2014-15-02 (79 FR 42658, July 23, 
2014) should be revised to include references to certain suffixes of S/
Ns in paragraph (c) Applicability.

AD Requirements

    This AD requires accomplishing the actions specified in the service 
information described previously.

Change to Existing AD

    This AD retains all requirements of AD 2014-15-02 (79 FR 42658, 
July 23, 2014), but revises paragraph (c) Applicability to include 
references to certain suffixes in referenced S/Ns of gliders.

FAA's Justification and Determination of the Effective Date

    An unsafe condition exists that requires the immediate adoption of 
this AD. We received no comments on the previous AD, and this action 
only clarifies the applicability to a given glider and does not add any 
actions that increase the burden over the previous AD. Therefore, we 
find that notice and opportunity for prior public comment are 
unnecessary and that good cause exists for making this amendment 
effective in less than 30 days.

Comments Invited

    This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight 
safety, and we did not provide you with notice and an opportunity to 
provide your comments before it becomes effective. However, we invite 
you to send any written data, views, or arguments about this AD. Send 
your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include 
the docket number FAA-2014-0292 and directorate identifier 2014-CE-011-
AD at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments 
on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects 
of this AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date 
and may amend this 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 AD.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD will affect 118 products of U.S. registry. 
We also estimate that it would take about .5 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 $5,015, or $42.50 per product.
    In addition, we estimate that any necessary follow-on actions would 
take about 2 work-hours and require parts costing $244, for a cost of 
$414 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.

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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, 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) 
2014-15-02 (79 FR 42658, July 23, 2014) and adding the following new 
AD:

2014-15-02 R1 Fiberglas-Technik Rudolf Lindner GmbH & Co. KG (type 
certificates formerly held by GROB-WERKE GMBH & CO KG and BURKHART 
GROB LUFT-UND RAUMFAHRT GmbH & CO KG): Amendment 39-18001; Docket 
No. FAA-2014-0292; Directorate Identifier 2014-CE-011-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective October 24, 2014.

(b) Affected ADs

    This AD revises AD 2014-15-02 (79 FR 42658, July 23, 2014) 
Amendment 39-17904.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to the following model and serial number 
Fiberglas-Technik Rudolf Lindner GmbH & Co. KG (type certificates 
formerly held by GROB-WERKE GMBH & CO KG and BURKHART GROB LUFT-UND 
RAUMFAHRT GmbH & CO KG) gliders, certificated in any category.
    (1) G102 STANDARD ASTIR III, S/N 5501 through 5652 (Suffix 
``S'').
    (2) G102 CLUB ASTIR III, S/N 5501 through 5652 (Suffix ``C'').
    (3) G102 CLUB ASTIR IIIb, S/N 5501 through 5652 (Suffix ``Cb'').
    (4) G103 TWIN II, S/N 3730 through 34078.
    (5) G103A TWIN II ACRO, S/N 3730 through 34078 (Suffix ``K'').
    (6) G103C TWIN III ACRO, S/N 34101 through 34203.
    (7) G 103 C Twin III SL, S/N 35002 through 35051.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Code 27: Flight 
Controls.

(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 plastic control 
cable pulleys developing cracks due to aging. We are issuing this AD 
to detect and correct plastic control cable pulleys in the rudder 
control unit, which could lead to breaking of the pulley and 
potentially jamming the rudder control unit, possibly resulting in 
loss of control of the glider.

(f) Actions and Compliance

    Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified in 
paragraphs (f)(1) through (f)(3) of this AD, unless already done.
    (1) For all Models G103C TWIN III ACRO and G 103 C Twin III SL 
gliders: Within 3 months after August 27, 2014 (the effective date 
retained from AD 2014-15-02, Amendment 39-17904 (79 FR 42658, July 
23, 2014)), inspect the rudder control unit for installation of 
plastic cable pulleys. If plastic cable pulleys are installed, 
before further flight, replace the plastic cable pulleys with 
aluminum cable pulleys following the actions and instructions of 
Fiberglas-Technik Rudolf Lindner GmbH & Co. KG Service Bulletin SB-
G05 and Fiberglas-Technik Rudolf Lindner GmbH & Co. KG Instructions 
A/I-G05, both dated January 17, 2014.
    (2) For all Models G102 STANDARD ASTIR III, G102 CLUB ASTIR III, 
G102 CLUB ASTIR IIIb, G103 TWIN II, and G103A TWIN II ACRO gliders: 
Within 1 month after August 27, 2014 (the effective date retained 
from AD 2014-15-02, Amendment 39-17904 (79 FR 42658, July 23, 
2014)), inspect the rudder control unit for installation of plastic 
cable pulleys. If plastic cable pulleys are installed, before 
further flight, replace the plastic cable pulleys with aluminum 
cable pulleys following the actions and instructions of Fiberglas-
Technik Rudolf Lindner GmbH & Co. KG Service Bulletin SB-G05 and 
Fiberglas-Technik Rudolf Lindner GmbH & Co. KG Instructions A/I-G05, 
both dated January 17, 2014.
    (3) As of August 27, 2014 (the effective date retained from AD 
2014-15-02, Amendment 39-17904 (79 FR 42658, July 23, 2014)), do not 
install any plastic control cable pulley in the rudder control unit 
of any glider identified in paragraphs (c)(1) through (c)(7) of this 
AD.

(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: Jim Rutherford, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small 
Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 
64106; telephone: (816) 329-4165; fax: (816) 329-4090; email: 
jim.rutherford@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 European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD No.: 2014-
0067, dated March 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-2014-0292-0002.

(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.
    (3) The following service information was approved for IBR on 
August 27, 2014 (79 FR 42658, July 23, 2014).
    (i) Fiberglas-Technik Rudolf Lindner GmbH & Co. KG Service 
Bulletin SB-G05, dated January 17, 2014.
    (ii) Fiberglas-Technik Rudolf Lindner GmbH & Co. KG Instructions 
A/I-G05, dated January 17, 2014.
    (4) For Fiberglas-Technik Rudolf Lindner GmbH & Co. KG service 
information identified in this AD, contact Fiberglas-Technik Rudolf 
Lindner GmbH & Co. KG, Steige 3, D-88487 Walpertshofen, Germany; 
telephone: +49 (0) 7353/22 43; fax: +49 (0) 7353/30 96; email: 
Lindner.com">info@LTB-Lindner.com; Web site: http://www.ltb-lindner.com/home.104.html.
    (5) 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.
    (6) 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

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202-741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

    Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on October 15, 2014.
Derek Morgan,
Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-25287 Filed 10-23-14; 8:45 am]
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