Airworthiness Directives; Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl Airplanes, 4767-4769 [2015-00992]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 19 / Thursday, January 29, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 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 Burlington, Massachusetts, on January 8, 2015. Colleen M. D’Alessandro, Assistant Directorate Manager, Engine & Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2015–00991 Filed 1–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration +39 0823 622899; email: technical.support@tecnam.com; Internet: http://www.tecnam.com/ Customer-Care/Service-Bulletins.aspx. 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: Albert Mercado, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329– 4119; fax: (816) 329–4090; email: albert.mercado@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 14 CFR Part 39 Discussion [Docket No. FAA–2014–0876; Directorate Identifier 2014–CE–032–AD; Amendment 39–18076; AD 2015–02–09] We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to add an AD that would apply to Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl Model P2006T airplanes. The NPRM was published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2014 (79 FR 64347). 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: RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl Model P2006T 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 cracking found in the engine exhaust pipe. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective March 5, 2015. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in the AD as of March 5, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2014– 0876; 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 Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam Airworthiness Office, Via Maiorise–81043 Capua (CE) Italy; telephone: +39 0823 997538; fax: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Jan 28, 2015 Jkt 235001 During a pre-flight inspection of a P2006T aeroplane, which included the opening of engine nacelle, a crack was found on the engine exhaust pipe Part Number (P/N) 26– 7–1800–1. This condition, if not detected and corrected, could lead to engine damage, possibly resulting in damage to the aeroplane and injury to the occupants. To address this potential unsafe condition, Costruzioni Aeronautiche TECNAM issued Service Bulletin (SB) SB 170–CS–Ed 1 Rev1. For the reason described above, this AD requires a one-time inspection of the affected engine exhaust pipes and, depending on findings, replacement. The MCAI can be found in the AD docket on the Internet at: http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=FAA-2014-08760002. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of the cost to the public. Conclusion We reviewed the relevant data 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: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 4767 • Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM (79 FR 64347, October 29, 2014) for correcting the unsafe condition; and • Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already proposed in the NPRM. Relative Service Information We reviewed Costruzioni Aeronautiche TECNAM Service Bulletin No. SB 170–CS-Ed 1, Rev 1, dated September 25, 2014. The service bulletin describes procedures for inspecting and replacing (as necessary) the engine exhaust pipes. You can find this service information on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2014–0876. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD will affect 10 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 this AD on U.S. operators to be $425, or $42.50 per product. In addition, we estimate that any necessary follow-on actions would take about .5 work-hour and require parts costing $343, for a cost of $385.50 per product. We have no way of determining the number of products that may need these actions. Paperwork Reduction Act A federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection of information displays a current valid OMB control number. The control number for the collection of information required by this AD is 2120–0056. The paperwork cost associated with this AD has been detailed in the Costs of Compliance section of this document and includes time for reviewing instructions, as well as completing and reviewing the collection of information. Therefore, all reporting associated with this AD is mandatory. Comments concerning the accuracy of this burden and suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to the FAA at 800 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20591. ATTN: Information Collection Clearance Officer, AES–200. Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue E:\FR\FM\29JAR1.SGM 29JAR1 4768 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 19 / Thursday, January 29, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 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. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD 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, 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– 0876; 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Jan 28, 2015 Jkt 235001 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: ■ 2015–02–09 Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl: Amendment 39–18076; Docket No. FAA–2014–0876; Directorate Identifier 2014–CE–032–AD. (a) Effective Date This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective March 5, 2015. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl P2006T airplanes, all serial numbers, certificated in any category. (d) Subject Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Code 78: Engine Exhaust. (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 cracking found in the engine exhaust pipe. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracked engine exhaust pipes, which could lead to engine damage, possibly resulting in damage to the airplane and injury to the occupants. (f) Actions and Compliance Unless already done, do the following actions as specified in paragraphs (f)(1) through (f)(3) of this AD: (1) Within 25 hours time-in-service (TIS) after March 5, 2015 (the effective date of this AD) or within the next 30 days after March 5, 2015 (the effective date of this AD), whichever occurs first, do a detailed inspection of all engine exhaust pipes following the inspection instructions in Costruzioni Aeronautiche TECNAM Service Bulletin No. SB 170–CS–Ed 1, Rev 1, dated September 25, 2014. (2) If any deformation, cracks, or any other defects are detected during the inspection as required by paragraph (f)(1) of this AD, before further flight, replace the affected pipe with an airworthy part or contact Costruzioni Aeronautiche TECNAM for FAA-approved repair instructions approved specifically for compliance with this AD and incorporate those instructions. Use the information in PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 paragraph (i)(3) of this AD to contact Costruzioni Aeronautiche TECNAM. (3) Within 30 days after the inspection required by paragraph (f)(1) of this AD or within 30 days after March 5, 2015 (the effective date of this AD), whichever occurs later, report the results (including no findings) by using the occurrence report in Costruzioni Aeronautiche TECNAM Service Bulletin No. SB 170–CS–Ed 1, Rev 1, dated September 25, 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: Albert Mercado, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4119; fax: (816) 329– 4090; email: albert.mercado@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. (3) Reporting Requirements: For any reporting requirement in this AD, a federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection of information displays a current valid OMB Control Number. The OMB Control Number for this information collection is 2120–0056. Public reporting for this collection of information is estimated to be approximately 5 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, completing and reviewing the collection of information. All responses to this collection of information are mandatory. Comments concerning the accuracy of this burden and suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to the FAA at: 800 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20591, Attn: Information Collection Clearance Officer, AES–200. (h) Related Information Refer to European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD No.: 2014–0220, dated September 30, 2014, for related information. The MCAI can be found in the AD docket on the Internet at: http://www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=FAA-2014-0876-0002. (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 E:\FR\FM\29JAR1.SGM 29JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 19 / Thursday, January 29, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 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) Costruzioni Aeronautiche TECNAM Service Bulletin No. SB 170–CS–Ed 1, Rev 1, dated September 25, 2014. (ii) Reserved. (3) For Costruzioni Aeronautiche TECNAM service information identified in this AD, contact Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam Airworthiness Office, Via Maiorise–81043 Capua (CE) Italy; telephone: +39 0823 997538; fax: +39 0823 622899; email: technical.support@tecnam.com; Internet: http://www.tecnam.com/Customer-Care/ Service-Bulletins.aspx. (4) You may review 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. In addition, you can access this service information on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2014–0876. (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 January 14, 2015. Kelly A. Broadway, Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2015–00992 Filed 1–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2014–0230; Directorate Identifier 2013–NM–242–AD; Amendment 39–18070; AD 2015–02–03] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A300 B4–601, B4–603, B4–605R, F4–605R, and C4–605R Variant F airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking found in the pylon box, which was due to the stresses resulting from the pressure applied by the thrust reverser cowl bumpers. This AD requires repetitive tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Jan 28, 2015 Jkt 235001 high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections for cracking; and replacement of all fittings if necessary, which terminates the repetitive HFEC inspections for the modified side only. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracks of the pylon rib 5, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane. DATES: This AD becomes effective March 5, 2015. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of March 5, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=FAA-2014-0230; or in person at the Docket 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. For service information identified in this AD, contact Airbus SAS, Airworthiness Office—EAW, 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.airworth-eas@airbus.com; Internet http://www.airbus.com. You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dan Rodina, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; telephone 425–227–2125; fax 425–227–1149. 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 certain Airbus Model A300 B4– 601, B4–603, B4–605R, F4–605R, and C4–605R Variant F airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on April 14, 2014 (79 FR 20837). The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA Airworthiness Directive 2013–0286R1, dated June 6, 2014 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for certain Airbus Model A300 B4–601, B4–603, B4–605R, PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 4769 F4–605R, and C4–605R Variant F airplanes. The MCAI states: Cracks were found on the lower side of rib 5 in the pylon box on A300 aeroplanes powered with General Electric engines. Investigations revealed that these cracks were due to the stresses resulting from the pressure applied by the thrust reverser cowl bumpers. This condition, if not detected and corrected, could affect the structural integrity of the aeroplane. Airbus developed an inspection programme to detect the cracks and associated actions to correct them. For the reasons described above, EASA issued AD 2013–0286 [http:// ad.easa.europa.eu/blob/easa_ad_2013_0286_ R1.pdf/AD_2013-0286R1_2] to require repetitive [HFEC] inspections of the pylon rib 5 on the left hand side (LH) and right hand (RH) side and, when cracks are detected, replacement of the affected structural part(s). [Replacement of all fittings terminates the repetitive HFEC inspections.] Since that [EASA] AD was issued, it was found that the [EASA] AD has inadvertently been made applicable to all A300–600 Models, which is incorrect. This [EASA] AD has been revised to reduce the Applicability to only the affected Models. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=FAA-2014-02300004. Revision to Applicability Since the NPRM (79 FR 20837, April 14, 2014), was issued, we have determined that paragraph (c), ‘‘Applicability,’’ of this AD should not include Airbus Model A300 B4–620, B4–622, B4–622R, and F4–622R airplanes. We have removed these airplanes from paragraph (c) of this AD, and have revised the SUMMARY section and Costs of Compliance section of this final rule accordingly. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. The following presents the comments received on the NPRM (79 FR 20837, April 14, 2014) and the FAA’s response to each comment. Request for Credit for Modification FedEx requested that we revise paragraph (i) of the NPRM (79 FR 20837, April 14, 2014) to indicate that prior incorporation of the modification specified in Airbus Service Bulletin A300–54–6031, dated May 30, 1996, provides credit as a terminating action for the repetitive HFEC inspections specified in the NPRM. We find that clarification is necessary. Paragraph (h) of this AD already specifies that accomplishment of the E:\FR\FM\29JAR1.SGM 29JAR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2014-0876; Directorate Identifier 2014-CE-032-AD; 
Amendment 39-18076; AD 2015-02-09]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl 
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 
Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl Model P2006T 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 cracking found in the engine exhaust pipe. We 
are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition 
on these products.

DATES: This AD is effective March 5, 2015.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in the AD as of March 5, 
2015.

ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2014-
0876; 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 Costruzioni 
Aeronautiche Tecnam Airworthiness Office, Via Maiorise-81043 Capua (CE) 
Italy; telephone: +39 0823 997538; fax: +39 0823 622899; email: 
technical.support@tecnam.com; Internet: http://www.tecnam.com/Customer-Care/Service-Bulletins.aspx. 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: Albert Mercado, Aerospace Engineer, 
FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, 
Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329-4119; fax: (816) 329-4090; email: 
albert.mercado@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Discussion

    We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR 
part 39 to add an AD that would apply to Costruzioni Aeronautiche 
Tecnam srl Model P2006T airplanes. The NPRM was published in the 
Federal Register on October 29, 2014 (79 FR 64347). 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:

    During a pre-flight inspection of a P2006T aeroplane, which 
included the opening of engine nacelle, a crack was found on the 
engine exhaust pipe Part Number (P/N) 26-7-1800-1.
    This condition, if not detected and corrected, could lead to 
engine damage, possibly resulting in damage to the aeroplane and 
injury to the occupants.
    To address this potential unsafe condition, Costruzioni 
Aeronautiche TECNAM issued Service Bulletin (SB) SB 170-CS-Ed 1 
Rev1.
    For the reason described above, this AD requires a one-time 
inspection of the affected engine exhaust pipes and, depending on 
findings, replacement.

The MCAI can be found in the AD docket on the Internet at: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FAA-2014-0876-0002.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of 
the cost to the public.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the relevant data 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 64347, October 29, 2014) for correcting the unsafe 
condition; and
     Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was 
already proposed in the NPRM.

Relative Service Information

    We reviewed Costruzioni Aeronautiche TECNAM Service Bulletin No. SB 
170-CS-Ed 1, Rev 1, dated September 25, 2014. The service bulletin 
describes procedures for inspecting and replacing (as necessary) the 
engine exhaust pipes. You can find this service information on the 
Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating 
Docket No. FAA-2014-0876.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD will affect 10 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 this AD on U.S. 
operators to be $425, or $42.50 per product.
    In addition, we estimate that any necessary follow-on actions would 
take about .5 work-hour and require parts costing $343, for a cost of 
$385.50 per product. We have no way of determining the number of 
products that may need these actions.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    A federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not 
required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to penalty for 
failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the 
requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection of 
information displays a current valid OMB control number. The control 
number for the collection of information required by this AD is 2120-
0056. The paperwork cost associated with this AD has been detailed in 
the Costs of Compliance section of this document and includes time for 
reviewing instructions, as well as completing and reviewing the 
collection of information. Therefore, all reporting associated with 
this AD is mandatory. Comments concerning the accuracy of this burden 
and suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to the FAA 
at 800 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20591. ATTN: Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, AES-200.

Authority for This Rulemaking

    Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA's authority to 
issue

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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-
0876; 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]

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2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by adding the following new AD:

2015-02-09 Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl: Amendment 39-18076; 
Docket No. FAA-2014-0876; Directorate Identifier 2014-CE-032-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective March 5, 
2015.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl P2006T 
airplanes, all serial numbers, certificated in any category.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Code 78: Engine 
Exhaust.

(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 cracking found 
in the engine exhaust pipe. We are issuing this AD to detect and 
correct cracked engine exhaust pipes, which could lead to engine 
damage, possibly resulting in damage to the airplane and injury to 
the occupants.

(f) Actions and Compliance

    Unless already done, do the following actions as specified in 
paragraphs (f)(1) through (f)(3) of this AD:
    (1) Within 25 hours time-in-service (TIS) after March 5, 2015 
(the effective date of this AD) or within the next 30 days after 
March 5, 2015 (the effective date of this AD), whichever occurs 
first, do a detailed inspection of all engine exhaust pipes 
following the inspection instructions in Costruzioni Aeronautiche 
TECNAM Service Bulletin No. SB 170-CS-Ed 1, Rev 1, dated September 
25, 2014.
    (2) If any deformation, cracks, or any other defects are 
detected during the inspection as required by paragraph (f)(1) of 
this AD, before further flight, replace the affected pipe with an 
airworthy part or contact Costruzioni Aeronautiche TECNAM for FAA-
approved repair instructions approved specifically for compliance 
with this AD and incorporate those instructions. Use the information 
in paragraph (i)(3) of this AD to contact Costruzioni Aeronautiche 
TECNAM.
    (3) Within 30 days after the inspection required by paragraph 
(f)(1) of this AD or within 30 days after March 5, 2015 (the 
effective date of this AD), whichever occurs later, report the 
results (including no findings) by using the occurrence report in 
Costruzioni Aeronautiche TECNAM Service Bulletin No. SB 170-CS-Ed 1, 
Rev 1, dated September 25, 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: Albert Mercado, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small 
Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 
64106; telephone: (816) 329-4119; fax: (816) 329-4090; email: 
albert.mercado@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.
    (3) Reporting Requirements: For any reporting requirement in 
this AD, a federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person 
is not required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a 
penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information 
subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless 
that collection of information displays a current valid OMB Control 
Number. The OMB Control Number for this information collection is 
2120-0056. Public reporting for this collection of information is 
estimated to be approximately 5 minutes per response, including the 
time for reviewing instructions, completing and reviewing the 
collection of information. All responses to this collection of 
information are mandatory. Comments concerning the accuracy of this 
burden and suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to 
the FAA at: 800 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20591, Attn: 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, AES-200.

(h) Related Information

    Refer to European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD No.: 2014-
0220, dated September 30, 2014, for related information. The MCAI 
can be found in the AD docket on the Internet at: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FAA-2014-0876-0002.

(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

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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) Costruzioni Aeronautiche TECNAM Service Bulletin No. SB 170-
CS-Ed 1, Rev 1, dated September 25, 2014.
    (ii) Reserved.
    (3) For Costruzioni Aeronautiche TECNAM service information 
identified in this AD, contact Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam 
Airworthiness Office, Via Maiorise-81043 Capua (CE) Italy; 
telephone: +39 0823 997538; fax: +39 0823 622899; email: 
technical.support@tecnam.com; Internet: http://www.tecnam.com/Customer-Care/Service-Bulletins.aspx.
    (4) You may review 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. In addition, you can access this service 
information on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by 
searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2014-0876.
    (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 January 14, 2015.
Kelly A. Broadway,
Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-00992 Filed 1-28-15; 8:45 am]
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