Airworthiness Directives; Avidyne Corporation Integrated Flight Displays, 34256-34258 [2015-14645]

Download as PDF 34256 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 115 / Tuesday, June 16, 2015 / Rules and Regulations (2) Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 777–27–0062, Revision 1, dated October 1, 2009, which is not incorporated by reference in this AD. (k) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Seattle 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 (l)(1) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-Seattle-ACO-AMOCRequests@faa.gov. (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) An AMOC that provides an acceptable level of safety may be used for any repair required by this AD if it is approved by the Boeing Commercial Airplanes Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) that has been authorized by the Manager, Seattle ACO, to make those findings. For a repair method to be approved, the repair must meet the certification basis of the airplane, and the approval must specifically refer to this AD. (4) AMOCs approved previously for the freeplay measurements of the right and left elevators and rudder tab required by paragraph (f) of AD 2007–13–05, Amendment 39–15109 (72 FR 33856, June 20, 2007), are approved as AMOCs for the corresponding requirements of this AD. (5) AMOCs approved previously for the freeplay measurements of the rudder required by paragraph (f) of AD 2007–13–05, Amendment 39–15109 (72 FR 33856, June 20, 2007), are not approved as AMOCs for the corresponding requirements of this AD. We are not aware of any such AMOCs. (6) AMOCs approved previously for the repetitive lubrications required by paragraph (g) of AD 2007–13–05, Amendment 39–15109 (72 FR 33856, June 20, 2007), are approved as AMOCs for the corresponding requirements of this AD. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES (l) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Haytham Alaidy, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Branch, ANM–120S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; phone: 425–917–6573; fax: 425– 917–6590; email: Haytham.Alaidy@faa.gov. (2) Service information identified in this AD that is not incorporated by reference is available at the addresses specified in paragraphs (m)(3) and (m)(4) of this AD. (m) 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:14 Jun 15, 2015 Jkt 235001 (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (i) Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 777–27–0062, Revision 2, dated January 27, 2014. (ii) Reserved. (3) 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. (4) You may view this service information at FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Renton, Washington, on June 3, 2015. Jeffrey E. Duven, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2015–14174 Filed 6–15–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration incorporating an operational limitation into the Limitations section of the airplane flight manual (AFM) or airplane flight manual supplement (AFMS). This AD was prompted by reports of Avidyne IFDs displaying incorrect course deviation indication information during GPS approaches (incorrect display of lateral deviations). We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective July 1, 2015 to all persons except those persons to whom it was made immediately effective by Emergency AD 2015–10–51, issued on May 18, 2015, which contained the requirements of this amendment. We must receive comments on this AD by July 31, 2015. 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: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. 14 CFR Part 39 Examining the AD Docket [Docket No. FAA–2015–2191; Directorate Identifier 2015–CE–019–AD; Amendment 39–18183; AD 2015–10–51] You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2015– 2191; or in person at the Docket Operations Office 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 Operations 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: Anthony Pigott, Aerospace Engineer, Boston Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: (781) 238–7158; fax: (781) 238–7199; email: anthony.pigott@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Avidyne Corporation Integrated Flight Displays Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Avidyne Corporation (Avidyne) Integrated Flight Displays (IFDs) part number (P/N) 700–00083–() loaded with software release 9.3.1.0 or earlier release (referred to as Model R9—10 inch), P/ N 700–00171–() loaded with software release 9.2.5.0 or earlier release (referred to as Model R9—12 inch), and P/N 700– 00182–() loaded with software release 10.0.3.0 or earlier release (referred to as Model IFD540). This emergency AD was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of all aircraft that incorporate the above referenced Avidyne IFDs. This AD requires SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Discussion On May 18, 2015, we issued Emergency AD 2015–10–51, which requires incorporating an operational limitation into the Limitations section of E:\FR\FM\16JNR1.SGM 16JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 115 / Tuesday, June 16, 2015 / Rules and Regulations the airplane flight manual (AFM) or airplane flight manual supplement (AFMS). This emergency AD was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of all aircraft that incorporate Avidyne Corporation (Avidyne) Integrated Flight Displays (IFDs) part number (P/N) 700–00083-() loaded with software release 9.3.1.0 or earlier release (referred to as Model R9—10 inch), P/N 700–00171-() loaded with software release 9.2.5.0 or earlier release (referred to as Model R9—12 inch), and P/N 700–00182-() loaded with software release 10.0.3.0 or earlier release (referred to as Model IFD540). This action was prompted by reports of Avidyne IFDs displaying incorrect course deviation indication information during GPS approaches (incorrect display of lateral deviations). This condition occurs when the airplane is flying in certain approaches, the leg to the Final Approach Fix (FAF) is active, and the leg to the FAF is not aligned with the final approach course (i.e., an angled entry to the FAF). The software of the Avidyne IFDs as referenced above will produce lateral deviations to the final approach course as soon as the leg to the FAF becomes active. Therefore, when the leg does not align with the final approach course, the course deviation indicator (CDI) will show a deviation when, in fact, the aircraft is on the proper course for the active leg. This could result in the pilot making flight decisions that put the aircraft in unsafe flight conditions, flying into airspace that was, by the GPS approach design, to be avoided (terrain, obstacle, traffic, restricted). FAA’s Determination We are issuing this AD because we evaluated all the relevant information and determined the unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or develop in other products of the same type design. AD Requirements This AD requires incorporating an operational limitation into the Limitations section of the airplane flight manual (AFM) or airplane flight manual supplement (AFMS). The operational limitation will contain the following: • Flying a full procedure (non Vectorto-Final) GPS approach, with a course change at the Final Approach Fix (FAF), is prohibited.’’ • ‘‘Flying a GPS approach, with a Direct-To or with an Omni-Bearing Selector (OBS) leg to the FAF, is prohibited.’’ FAA’s Determination of the Effective Date An unsafe condition exists that requires the immediate adoption of this AD. The FAA has found that the risk to the flying public justifies waiving notice and comment prior to adoption of this rule because of the Avidyne IFDs displaying incorrect course deviation indication information during GPS approaches (incorrect display of lateral deviations), which could result in the pilot making flight decisions that put the aircraft in unsafe flight conditions, flying into airspace that was, by the GPS 34257 approach design, to be avoided (terrain, obstacle, traffic, restricted). Therefore, we find that notice and opportunity for prior public comment are impracticable 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 was not preceded by notice and an opportunity for public comment. 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 Docket Number FAA– 2015–2191 and Directorate Identifier 2015–CE–015–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 affects 324 products installed on airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD: ESTIMATED COSTS Action Labor cost Incorporate operational limitations into the Limitations section of the airplane flight manual (AFM) or airplane flight manual supplement. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:06 Jun 15, 2015 Jkt 235001 .5 work-hour × $85 per hour = $42.50. Parts cost Cost per product Cost on U.S. operators Not applicable .................. $42.50 $13,770 for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. Regulatory Findings This AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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. E:\FR\FM\16JNR1.SGM 16JNR1 34258 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 115 / Tuesday, June 16, 2015 / Rules and Regulations List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S. C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ 2015–10–51 Avidyne Corporation: Amendment 39–18183; Docket No. FAA–2015–2191; Directorate Identifier 2015–CE–015–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective July 1, 2015 to all persons except those persons to whom it was made immediately effective by Emergency AD 2015–10–51, issued on May 18, 2015, which contained the requirements of this amendment. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability Avidyne Corporation (Avidyne) Integrated Flight Displays (IFDs) part number (P/N) 700–00083–() loaded with software release 9.3.1.0 or earlier release (referred to as Model R9—10 inch), P/N 700–00171–() loaded with software release 9.2.5.0 or earlier release (referred to as Model R9—12 inch), and P/N 700–00182–() loaded with software release 10.0.3.0 or earlier release (referred to as Model IFD540). These IFDs are installed on, but not limited to, airplanes that are certificated in any category and are identified in the following: (1) For Model R9—10 inch: AML STC SA00282BO. This document can be found at: http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_ Library/rgstc.nsf/0/24d8d8ba6cb57e 4f86257d1d0055dec4/$FILE/SA00282BO_ AML.pdf. (2) For Model R9—12 inch: Korea Aerospace Industries KC–100 (currently being type validated by the FAA). (3) For Model IFD540: STC SAA00343BO. This document can be found at: http:// rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_ Library/rgstc.nsf/0/ 5084676a444f3b2b86257d20005d08ab/ $FILE/SA00343BO_AML.pdf. (d) Subject Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC)/ Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code: 34, Navigation. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:14 Jun 15, 2015 Jkt 235001 (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by reports of Avidyne IFDs displaying incorrect course deviation indication information during GPS approaches (incorrect display of lateral deviations). This condition occurs when the airplane is flying in certain approaches, the leg to the Final Approach Fix (FAF) is active, and the leg to the FAF is not aligned with the final approach course (i.e., an angled entry to the FAF). The software of the Avidyne IFDs as referenced above in the Applicability section, paragraph (c) of this AD, will produce lateral deviations to the final approach course as soon as the leg to the FAF becomes active. Therefore, when the leg does not align with the final approach course, the course deviation indicator (CDI) will show a deviation when, in fact, the aircraft is on the proper course for the active leg. We are issuing this AD to prevent such incorrect display of lateral deviations, which could result in the pilot making flight decisions that put the aircraft in unsafe flight conditions, flying into airspace that was, by the GPS approach design, to be avoided (terrain, obstacle, traffic, restricted). (f) Compliance Unless already done, comply with paragraphs (g)(1) through (g)(4) of this AD, including all subparagraphs. (g) Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) or Airplane Flight Manual Supplement (AFMS) Limitation (1) Before further flight after July 1, 2015 to all persons except those persons to whom it was made immediately effective by Emergency AD 2015–10–51, issued on May 18, 2015, which contained the requirements of this amendment, incorporate the operational limitations listed in paragraphs (g)(1)(i) and (g)(1)(ii) of this AD into the Limitations section of the AFM or AFMS, as applicable. This can be done by inserting a copy of this AD into the Limitations section of the AFM or AFMS. (i) ‘‘Flying a full procedure (non Vector-toFinal) GPS approach, with a course change at the Final Approach Fix (FAF), is prohibited.’’ (ii) ‘‘Flying a GPS approach, with a DirectTo or with an Omni-Bearing Selector (OBS) leg to the FAF, is prohibited.’’ (2) This action may be done by an owner/ operator (pilot) holding at least a private pilot certificate and must be entered into the airplane records showing compliance with this AD in accordance with 14 CFR 43.9(a)(1)(4) and 14 CFR 91.417(a)(2)(v). The record must be maintained as required by 14 CFR 91.173 or 135.439. (3) Paragraphs (g)(3)(i) and (g)(3)(ii) of this AD provides examples of prohibited and allowed GPS approach per paragraph (g)(1)(i) of this AD: (i) An example of a prohibited GPS approach per paragraph (g)(1)(i) of this AD can be found at: http://aeronav.faa.gov/dtpp/1505/05597r25.pdf. (ii) An example of an allowed GPS approach per paragraph (g)(1)(i) of this AD can be found at: http://aeronav.faa.gov/dtpp/1505/00626rz29.pdf. (4) This AD is no longer applicable if software is installed that is different than that PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 referenced in paragraph (c) Applicability of this AD. (h) Special Flight Permit Under 14 CFR 39.23, special flight permits are prohibited for this AD. (i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Boston 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. (j) Related Information For further information about this AD, contact Anthony Pigott, Aerospace Engineer, Boston ACO, FAA, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: (781) 238–7158; fax: (781) 238–7199; email: anthony.pigott@faa.gov. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on June 8, 2015. Earl Lawrence, Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2015–14645 Filed 6–15–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2014–0249; Directorate Identifier 2012–NM–211–AD; Amendment 39–18180; AD 2015–12–06] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Learjet Inc. Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Learjet Inc. Model 45 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of nonconforming windshield supports (coupe rails). This AD requires a general visual inspection of the coupe rails to detect gouging and scratches, and to determine if a radius has been removed; an ultrasound inspection to measure the dimensions of the lower coupe rails; an eddy current inspection to detect cracks of the lower coupe rails; replacement of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16JNR1.SGM 16JNR1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 115 (Tuesday, June 16, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2015-2191; Directorate Identifier 2015-CE-019-AD; 
Amendment 39-18183; AD 2015-10-51]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Avidyne Corporation Integrated Flight 
Displays

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 Avidyne 
Corporation (Avidyne) Integrated Flight Displays (IFDs) part number (P/
N) 700-00083-() loaded with software release 9.3.1.0 or earlier release 
(referred to as Model R9--10 inch), P/N 700-00171-() loaded with 
software release 9.2.5.0 or earlier release (referred to as Model R9--
12 inch), and P/N 700-00182-() loaded with software release 10.0.3.0 or 
earlier release (referred to as Model IFD540). This emergency AD was 
sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of all aircraft 
that incorporate the above referenced Avidyne IFDs. This AD requires 
incorporating an operational limitation into the Limitations section of 
the airplane flight manual (AFM) or airplane flight manual supplement 
(AFMS). This AD was prompted by reports of Avidyne IFDs displaying 
incorrect course deviation indication information during GPS approaches 
(incorrect display of lateral deviations). We are issuing this AD to 
correct the unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: This AD is effective July 1, 2015 to all persons except those 
persons to whom it was made immediately effective by Emergency AD 2015-
10-51, issued on May 18, 2015, which contained the requirements of this 
amendment.
    We must receive comments on this AD by July 31, 2015.

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: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

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-2015-
2191; or in person at the Docket Operations Office 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 Operations 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: Anthony Pigott, Aerospace Engineer, 
Boston Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, 12 New England Executive 
Park, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: (781) 238-7158; fax: (781) 238-7199; 
email: anthony.pigott@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    On May 18, 2015, we issued Emergency AD 2015-10-51, which requires 
incorporating an operational limitation into the Limitations section of

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the airplane flight manual (AFM) or airplane flight manual supplement 
(AFMS). This emergency AD was sent previously to all known U.S. owners 
and operators of all aircraft that incorporate Avidyne Corporation 
(Avidyne) Integrated Flight Displays (IFDs) part number (P/N) 700-
00083-() loaded with software release 9.3.1.0 or earlier release 
(referred to as Model R9--10 inch), P/N 700-00171-() loaded with 
software release 9.2.5.0 or earlier release (referred to as Model R9--
12 inch), and P/N 700-00182-() loaded with software release 10.0.3.0 or 
earlier release (referred to as Model IFD540).
    This action was prompted by reports of Avidyne IFDs displaying 
incorrect course deviation indication information during GPS approaches 
(incorrect display of lateral deviations). This condition occurs when 
the airplane is flying in certain approaches, the leg to the Final 
Approach Fix (FAF) is active, and the leg to the FAF is not aligned 
with the final approach course (i.e., an angled entry to the FAF). The 
software of the Avidyne IFDs as referenced above will produce lateral 
deviations to the final approach course as soon as the leg to the FAF 
becomes active. Therefore, when the leg does not align with the final 
approach course, the course deviation indicator (CDI) will show a 
deviation when, in fact, the aircraft is on the proper course for the 
active leg. This could result in the pilot making flight decisions that 
put the aircraft in unsafe flight conditions, flying into airspace that 
was, by the GPS approach design, to be avoided (terrain, obstacle, 
traffic, restricted).

FAA's Determination

    We are issuing this AD because we evaluated all the relevant 
information and determined the unsafe condition described previously is 
likely to exist or develop in other products of the same type design.

AD Requirements

    This AD requires incorporating an operational limitation into the 
Limitations section of the airplane flight manual (AFM) or airplane 
flight manual supplement (AFMS). The operational limitation will 
contain the following:
     Flying a full procedure (non Vector-to-Final) GPS 
approach, with a course change at the Final Approach Fix (FAF), is 
prohibited.''
     ``Flying a GPS approach, with a Direct-To or with an Omni-
Bearing Selector (OBS) leg to the FAF, is prohibited.''

FAA's Determination of the Effective Date

    An unsafe condition exists that requires the immediate adoption of 
this AD. The FAA has found that the risk to the flying public justifies 
waiving notice and comment prior to adoption of this rule because of 
the Avidyne IFDs displaying incorrect course deviation indication 
information during GPS approaches (incorrect display of lateral 
deviations), which could result in the pilot making flight decisions 
that put the aircraft in unsafe flight conditions, flying into airspace 
that was, by the GPS approach design, to be avoided (terrain, obstacle, 
traffic, restricted). Therefore, we find that notice and opportunity 
for prior public comment are impracticable 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 was not preceded by notice and an opportunity for public 
comment. 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 Docket Number FAA-2015-2191 and 
Directorate Identifier 2015-CE-015-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 affects 324 products installed on 
airplanes of U.S. registry.
    We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD:

                                                 Estimated Costs
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                                                                                    Cost per       Cost on U.S.
              Action                     Labor cost            Parts cost           product         operators
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Incorporate operational             .5 work-hour x $85    Not applicable......          $42.50          $13,770
 limitations into the Limitations    per hour = $42.50.
 section of the airplane flight
 manual (AFM) or airplane flight
 manual supplement.
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Authority for This Rulemaking

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

Regulatory Findings

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

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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 airworthiness 
directive (AD):

2015-10-51 Avidyne Corporation: Amendment 39-18183; Docket No. FAA-
2015-2191; Directorate Identifier 2015-CE-015-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective July 1, 2015 to all persons except those 
persons to whom it was made immediately effective by Emergency AD 
2015-10-51, issued on May 18, 2015, which contained the requirements 
of this amendment.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    Avidyne Corporation (Avidyne) Integrated Flight Displays (IFDs) 
part number (P/N) 700-00083-() loaded with software release 9.3.1.0 
or earlier release (referred to as Model R9--10 inch), P/N 700-
00171-() loaded with software release 9.2.5.0 or earlier release 
(referred to as Model R9--12 inch), and P/N 700-00182-() loaded with 
software release 10.0.3.0 or earlier release (referred to as Model 
IFD540). These IFDs are installed on, but not limited to, airplanes 
that are certificated in any category and are identified in the 
following:
    (1) For Model R9--10 inch: AML STC SA00282BO. This document can 
be found at: http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/
rgstc.nsf/0/24d8d8ba6cb57e4f86257d1d0055dec4/$FILE/
SA00282BO_AML.pdf.
    (2) For Model R9--12 inch: Korea Aerospace Industries KC-100 
(currently being type validated by the FAA).
    (3) For Model IFD540: STC SAA00343BO. This document can be found 
at: http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgstc.nsf/0/
5084676a444f3b2b86257d20005d08ab/$FILE/SA00343BO_AML.pdf.

(d) Subject

    Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC)/Air Transport Association 
(ATA) of America Code: 34, Navigation.

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by reports of Avidyne IFDs displaying 
incorrect course deviation indication information during GPS 
approaches (incorrect display of lateral deviations). This condition 
occurs when the airplane is flying in certain approaches, the leg to 
the Final Approach Fix (FAF) is active, and the leg to the FAF is 
not aligned with the final approach course (i.e., an angled entry to 
the FAF). The software of the Avidyne IFDs as referenced above in 
the Applicability section, paragraph (c) of this AD, will produce 
lateral deviations to the final approach course as soon as the leg 
to the FAF becomes active. Therefore, when the leg does not align 
with the final approach course, the course deviation indicator (CDI) 
will show a deviation when, in fact, the aircraft is on the proper 
course for the active leg. We are issuing this AD to prevent such 
incorrect display of lateral deviations, which could result in the 
pilot making flight decisions that put the aircraft in unsafe flight 
conditions, flying into airspace that was, by the GPS approach 
design, to be avoided (terrain, obstacle, traffic, restricted).

(f) Compliance

    Unless already done, comply with paragraphs (g)(1) through 
(g)(4) of this AD, including all subparagraphs.

(g) Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) or Airplane Flight Manual Supplement 
(AFMS) Limitation

    (1) Before further flight after July 1, 2015 to all persons 
except those persons to whom it was made immediately effective by 
Emergency AD 2015-10-51, issued on May 18, 2015, which contained the 
requirements of this amendment, incorporate the operational 
limitations listed in paragraphs (g)(1)(i) and (g)(1)(ii) of this AD 
into the Limitations section of the AFM or AFMS, as applicable. This 
can be done by inserting a copy of this AD into the Limitations 
section of the AFM or AFMS.
    (i) ``Flying a full procedure (non Vector-to-Final) GPS 
approach, with a course change at the Final Approach Fix (FAF), is 
prohibited.''
    (ii) ``Flying a GPS approach, with a Direct-To or with an Omni-
Bearing Selector (OBS) leg to the FAF, is prohibited.''
    (2) This action may be done by an owner/operator (pilot) holding 
at least a private pilot certificate and must be entered into the 
airplane records showing compliance with this AD in accordance with 
14 CFR 43.9(a)(1)(4) and 14 CFR 91.417(a)(2)(v). The record must be 
maintained as required by 14 CFR 91.173 or 135.439.
    (3) Paragraphs (g)(3)(i) and (g)(3)(ii) of this AD provides 
examples of prohibited and allowed GPS approach per paragraph 
(g)(1)(i) of this AD:
    (i) An example of a prohibited GPS approach per paragraph 
(g)(1)(i) of this AD can be found at: http://aeronav.faa.gov/d-tpp/1505/05597r25.pdf.
    (ii) An example of an allowed GPS approach per paragraph 
(g)(1)(i) of this AD can be found at: http://aeronav.faa.gov/d-tpp/1505/00626rz29.pdf.
    (4) This AD is no longer applicable if software is installed 
that is different than that referenced in paragraph (c) 
Applicability of this AD.

(h) Special Flight Permit

    Under 14 CFR 39.23, special flight permits are prohibited for 
this AD.

(i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (1) The Manager, Boston 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.

(j) Related Information

    For further information about this AD, contact Anthony Pigott, 
Aerospace Engineer, Boston ACO, FAA, 12 New England Executive Park, 
Burlington, MA 01803; phone: (781) 238-7158; fax: (781) 238-7199; 
email: anthony.pigott@faa.gov.

    Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on June 8, 2015.
Earl Lawrence,
Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-14645 Filed 6-15-15; 8:45 am]
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