Airworthiness Directives; Technify Motors GmbH Reciprocating Engines, 38990-38992 [2015-16586]

Download as PDF 38990 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 130 Wednesday, July 8, 2015 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2015–1383; Directorate Identifier 2015–NE–15–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Technify Motors GmbH Reciprocating Engines Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Technify Motors GmbH TAE 125–02 reciprocating engines with a dual mass flywheel installed. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of a gearbox drive shaft breaking during starting or restarting of the engine. This proposed AD would require installation of a start phase monitoring system and associated specified software. We are proposing this AD to prevent overload and failure of the gearbox drive shaft, which could lead to failure of the engine, in-flight shutdown, and loss of control of the airplane. SUMMARY: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by September 8, 2015. 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. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: 202–493–2251. For service information identified in this proposed AD, contact Technify Motors GmbH, Platanenstrasse 14, D– srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:43 Jul 07, 2015 Jkt 235001 09356 Sankt Egidien, Germany; phone: +49 37204 696 0; fax: +49 37204 696 29125; email: info@centurionengines.com; and Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH, N. A. Otto-Strasse 5, 2700 Wiener Neustadt, Austria; phone: +43 2622 26700; fax: +43 2622 26700 1369; email: airworthiness@diamondair.at. You may view this service information at the FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7125. It is also available on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2015– 1383. 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– 1383; 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 proposed AD, the mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI), the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Green, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238–7754; fax: 781–238– 7199; email: robert.green@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2015–1383; Directorate Identifier 2015–NE–15–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this proposed AD based on those comments. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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 with FAA personnel concerning this proposed AD. Discussion The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Community, has issued EASA AD 2015– 0055, dated March 31, 2015 (referred to hereinafter as ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: Cases of a broken gearbox drive shaft have been reported on aeroplanes equipped with TAE 125–02 engines that have a Dual Mass Flywheel installed. Investigations results showed a possible overload of the gearbox drive shaft during starting of the engine or during restarting of the engine in-flight. This condition, if not corrected, could lead to engine power loss during flight, possibly resulting in loss of control of the aeroplane. You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2015– 1383. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 Technify Motors GmbH (type certificate previously held by Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH) issued Technify Motors Service Bulletin (SB) No. SB TMG 125–1018 P1, Revision 1, dated February 5, 2015. The service information describes procedures for installing a start phase monitoring system and associated specified software mapping on particular airplane models. This service information is reasonably available because the interested parties have access to it through their normal course of business or by the means identified in the ADDRESSES section of this NPRM. Other Related Service Information Technify Motors GmbH has also issued Technify Motors SB No. TM TAE 000–0007, Revision 28, dated February 5, 2015; Technify Motors Installation Manual No. IM–02–02, Issue 4, Revision 2, dated January 30, 2015, with Chapter 02–IM–13–02, section 13.8.16, Revision 1, dated November 28, 2014; Technify E:\FR\FM\08JYP1.SGM 08JYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 130 / Wednesday, July 8, 2015 / Proposed Rules Motors SB No. SB TMG 601–1007 P1, Revision 3, dated February 5, 2015; and Technify Motors SB No. SB TMG 651– 1004 P1, Revision 2, dated February 5, 2015. Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH (DAI) has issued DAI Mandatory Service Bulletin (MSB) No. 42–109/1, dated February 4, 2015; and DAI MSB No. 42– 007/16, dated February 4, 2015. The service information describes procedures for installing a start phase monitoring system and associated specified software mapping. FAA’s Determination and Requirements of This Proposed AD This product has been approved by the aviation authority of Germany, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant to our bilateral agreement with the European Community, EASA has notified us of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service information referenced above. We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all information provided by EASA and determined the unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same type design. This proposed AD would require installation of specified software mapping and a start phase monitoring system. srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Costs of Compliance We estimate that this proposed AD affects 97 engines installed on airplanes of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it would take about 3 hours per engine to comply with this proposed AD. The average labor rate is $85 per hour. For 13 of the engines, required parts cost about $285 per engine. For 84 of the engines, required parts cost about $206 per engine. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this proposed AD on U.S. operators to be $45,744. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:15 Jul 07, 2015 Jkt 235001 38991 because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. CD–135, formerly Centurion 2.0) and TAE 125–02–114 (commercial designation CD– 155, formerly Centurion 2.0S) reciprocating engines, with a dual mass flywheel installed. Regulatory Findings We determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would 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 proposed regulation: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979), (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska to the extent that it justifies making a regulatory distinction, and (4) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. (d) Reason This AD was prompted by reports of a gearbox drive shaft breaking during starting or restarting of the engine. We are issuing this AD to prevent overload and failure of the gearbox drive shaft, which could lead to failure of the engine, in-flight shutdown, and loss of control of the airplane. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 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): ■ Technify Motors GmbH (Type Certificate Previously Held by Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH): Docket No. FAA–2015– 1383; Directorate Identifier 2015–NE– 15–AD. (a) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by September 8, 2015. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Technify Motors GmbH TAE 125–02–99 (commercial designation PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 (e) Actions and Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. Within 110 flight hours or at the next scheduled inspection after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first, install a start phase monitoring system and software mapping. Use Technify Motors Service Bulletin (SB) No. SB TM 125–1018 P1, Revision 1, dated February 5, 2015, to do the installation. (f) Installation Prohibition After the effective date of this AD, do not install onto any airplane any Technify Motors TAE 125–02–99 or TAE 125–02–114 reciprocating engine that is not equipped with a start phase monitoring system and software mapping. (g) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) The Manager, Engine Certification Office, may approve AMOCs for this AD. Use the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19 to make your request. You may email your request to: ANE-AD-AMOC@faa.gov. (h) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Robert Green, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238–7754; fax: 781–238–7199; email: robert.green@faa.gov. (2) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency AD 2015–0055, dated March 31, 2015, for more information. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating it in Docket No. FAA–2015–1383. (3) Technify Motors SB No. SB TMG 125– 1018 P1, Revision 1, dated February 5, 2015; Technify Motors SB No. TM TAE 000–0007, Revision 28, dated February 5, 2015; Technify Motors Installation Manual No. IM– 02–02, Issue 4, Revision 2, dated January 30, 2015, with Chapter 02–IM–13–02, section 13.8.16, Revision 1, dated November 28, 2014; Technify Motors SB No. SB TMG 601– 1007 P1, Revision 3, dated February 5, 2015; and Technify Motors SB No. SB TMG 651– 1004 P1, Revision 2, dated February 5, 2015, can be obtained from Technify Motors GmbH, using the contact information in paragraph (h)(5) of this proposed AD. (4) Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH MSB No. 42–109/1, dated February 4, 2015; and DAI MSB No. 42–007/16, dated February 4, 2015, can be obtained from Diamond E:\FR\FM\08JYP1.SGM 08JYP1 38992 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 130 / Wednesday, July 8, 2015 / Proposed Rules Aircraft Industries GmbH, using the contact information in paragraph (h)(5) of this proposed AD. (5) For Technify Motors service information identified in this proposed AD, contact Technify Motors GmbH, Platanenstrasse 14, D–09356 Sankt Egidien, Germany; phone: +49–37204–696–0; fax: +49–37204–696–55; email: info@centurionengines.com. For DAI service information identified in this proposed AD, contact Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH, N. A. Otto-Strasse 5, 2700 Wiener Neustadt, Austria; phone: +43 2622 26700; fax: +43 2622 26700 1369; email: airworthiness@ diamond-air.at. (6) You may view this service information at the FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7125. AGENCY: modification for the repetitive replacements of the fixed fairing upper and lower attachment studs. We are proposing this AD to prevent in-flight detachment of an MLG fixed fairing and consequent damage to the airplane. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by August 24, 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: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this proposed AD, contact Airbus, Airworthiness Office—EIAS, 1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France; telephone +33 5 61 93 36 96; fax +33 5 61 93 44 51; email account.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. We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A318, A319, and A321 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of in-flight loss of fixed and hinged main landing gear (MLG) fairings, and reports of postmodification MLG fixed fairing assemblies that have wear and corrosion. This proposed AD would require, for certain airplanes, repetitive replacements of the fixed fairing upper and lower attachment studs of both the right-hand (RH) and left-hand (LH) MLG; and repetitive inspections for corrosion, wear, fatigue, cracking, and loose studs of each forward stud assembly of the fixed fairing door upper and lower forward attachment of both RH and LH MLG; and replacement if necessary. This proposed AD also provides an optional terminating 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– 2458; 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 proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Operations 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: Sanjay Ralhan, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; telephone 425–227–1405; fax 425–227–1149. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on June 26, 2015. Ann C. Mollica, Acting Directorate Manager, Engine & Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2015–16586 Filed 7–7–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2015–2458; Directorate Identifier 2014–NM–122–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:43 Jul 07, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2015–2458; Directorate Identifier 2014–NM–122–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this proposed AD based on 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 proposed AD. Discussion The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA Airworthiness Directive 2015–0001R1, dated January 15, 2015 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for all Model A318, A319, A320, and Model A321 series airplanes. The MCAI states: Several occurrences of in-flight loss of main landing gear (MLG) fixed and hinged fairings were reported. The majority of reported events occurred following scheduled maintenance activities. One result of the investigation was that a discrepancy between the drawing and the maintenance manuals was discovered. The maintenance documents were corrected to prevent misrigging of the MLG fixed and hinged fairings, which could induce fatigue cracking. Airbus issued Service Bulletin (SB) A320– 52–1083, providing instructions for a onetime inspection of the MLG fixed fairing composite insert and the surrounding area, replacement of the adjustment studs at the lower forward position and adjustment to the new clearance tolerances. That SB was replaced by Airbus SB A320–52–1100 (mod 27716) introducing a re-designed location stud, rod end and location plate at the forward upper and lower leg fixed-fairing positions. Subsequently, reports were received of post-mod 27716/post-SB A320– 52–1100 MLG fixed fairing assemblies with corrosion, which could also induce cracking. This condition, if not detected and corrected, could lead to further cases of inflight detachment of a MLG fixed fairing, possibly resulting in injury to persons on the ground and/or damage to the aeroplane. To address this potential unsafe condition, EASA issued AD 2014-0096 [http:// ad.easa.europa.eu/blob/easa_ad_2014_0096_ superseded.pdf/AD_2014-0096_1] to require [for certain airplanes] repetitive detailed inspections (DET) of the MLG fixed fairings, E:\FR\FM\08JYP1.SGM 08JYP1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2015-1383; Directorate Identifier 2015-NE-15-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Technify Motors GmbH Reciprocating 
Engines

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all 
Technify Motors GmbH TAE 125-02 reciprocating engines with a dual mass 
flywheel installed. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of a 
gearbox drive shaft breaking during starting or restarting of the 
engine. This proposed AD would require installation of a start phase 
monitoring system and associated specified software. We are proposing 
this AD to prevent overload and failure of the gearbox drive shaft, 
which could lead to failure of the engine, in-flight shutdown, and loss 
of control of the airplane.

DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by September 8, 
2015.

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.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
    For service information identified in this proposed AD, contact 
Technify Motors GmbH, Platanenstrasse 14, D-09356 Sankt Egidien, 
Germany; phone: +49 37204 696 0; fax: +49 37204 696 29125; email: 
engines.com">info@centurion-engines.com; and Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH, N. A. 
Otto-Strasse 5, 2700 Wiener Neustadt, Austria; phone: +43 2622 26700; 
fax: +43 2622 26700 1369; email: airworthiness@diamond-air.at. You may 
view this service information at the FAA, Engine & Propeller 
Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA. For 
information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781-
238-7125. It is also available on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2015-
1383.

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-
1383; 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 proposed AD, the mandatory continuing airworthiness 
information (MCAI), the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, 
and other information. The address for the Docket Office (phone: 800-
647-5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in 
the AD docket shortly after receipt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Green, Aerospace Engineer, 
Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 
New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781-238-7754; 
fax: 781-238-7199; email: robert.green@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Comments Invited

    We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address 
listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2015-1383; 
Directorate Identifier 2015-NE-15-AD'' at the beginning of your 
comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, 
economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We 
will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend 
this proposed AD based on 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 
with FAA personnel concerning this proposed AD.

Discussion

    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical 
Agent for the Member States of the European Community, has issued EASA 
AD 2015-0055, dated March 31, 2015 (referred to hereinafter as ``the 
MCAI''), to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The 
MCAI states:
    Cases of a broken gearbox drive shaft have been reported on 
aeroplanes equipped with TAE 125-02 engines that have a Dual Mass 
Flywheel installed.
    Investigations results showed a possible overload of the gearbox 
drive shaft during starting of the engine or during restarting of 
the engine in-flight.
    This condition, if not corrected, could lead to engine power 
loss during flight, possibly resulting in loss of control of the 
aeroplane.

    You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD 
docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for 
and locating Docket No. FAA-2015-1383.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    Technify Motors GmbH (type certificate previously held by Thielert 
Aircraft Engines GmbH) issued Technify Motors Service Bulletin (SB) No. 
SB TMG 125-1018 P1, Revision 1, dated February 5, 2015. The service 
information describes procedures for installing a start phase 
monitoring system and associated specified software mapping on 
particular airplane models. This service information is reasonably 
available because the interested parties have access to it through 
their normal course of business or by the means identified in the 
ADDRESSES section of this NPRM.

Other Related Service Information

    Technify Motors GmbH has also issued Technify Motors SB No. TM TAE 
000-0007, Revision 28, dated February 5, 2015; Technify Motors 
Installation Manual No. IM-02-02, Issue 4, Revision 2, dated January 
30, 2015, with Chapter 02-IM-13-02, section 13.8.16, Revision 1, dated 
November 28, 2014; Technify

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Motors SB No. SB TMG 601-1007 P1, Revision 3, dated February 5, 2015; 
and Technify Motors SB No. SB TMG 651-1004 P1, Revision 2, dated 
February 5, 2015.
    Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH (DAI) has issued DAI Mandatory 
Service Bulletin (MSB) No. 42-109/1, dated February 4, 2015; and DAI 
MSB No. 42-007/16, dated February 4, 2015.
    The service information describes procedures for installing a start 
phase monitoring system and associated specified software mapping.

FAA's Determination and Requirements of This Proposed AD

    This product has been approved by the aviation authority of 
Germany, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant 
to our bilateral agreement with the European Community, EASA has 
notified us of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service 
information referenced above. We are proposing this AD because we 
evaluated all information provided by EASA and determined the unsafe 
condition exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of 
the same type design. This proposed AD would require installation of 
specified software mapping and a start phase monitoring system.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this proposed AD affects 97 engines installed on 
airplanes of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it would take about 3 
hours per engine to comply with this proposed AD. The average labor 
rate is $85 per hour. For 13 of the engines, required parts cost about 
$285 per engine. For 84 of the engines, required parts cost about $206 
per engine. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this 
proposed AD on U.S. operators to be $45,744.

Authority for This Rulemaking

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

Regulatory Findings

    We determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism 
implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would 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 proposed 
regulation:
    (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive 
Order 12866,
    (2) Is not a ``significant rule'' under the DOT Regulatory Policies 
and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979),
    (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska to the extent 
that it justifies making a regulatory distinction, and
    (4) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or 
negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

    Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by 
reference, Safety.

The Proposed Amendment

    Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the 
Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows:

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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

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


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

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

Technify Motors GmbH (Type Certificate Previously Held by Thielert 
Aircraft Engines GmbH): Docket No. FAA-2015-1383; Directorate 
Identifier 2015-NE-15-AD.

(a) Comments Due Date

    We must receive comments by September 8, 2015.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Technify Motors GmbH TAE 125-02-99 
(commercial designation CD-135, formerly Centurion 2.0) and TAE 125-
02-114 (commercial designation CD-155, formerly Centurion 2.0S) 
reciprocating engines, with a dual mass flywheel installed.

(d) Reason

    This AD was prompted by reports of a gearbox drive shaft 
breaking during starting or restarting of the engine. We are issuing 
this AD to prevent overload and failure of the gearbox drive shaft, 
which could lead to failure of the engine, in-flight shutdown, and 
loss of control of the airplane.

(e) Actions and Compliance

    Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, 
unless already done.
    Within 110 flight hours or at the next scheduled inspection 
after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first, install 
a start phase monitoring system and software mapping. Use Technify 
Motors Service Bulletin (SB) No. SB TM 125-1018 P1, Revision 1, 
dated February 5, 2015, to do the installation.

(f) Installation Prohibition

    After the effective date of this AD, do not install onto any 
airplane any Technify Motors TAE 125-02-99 or TAE 125-02-114 
reciprocating engine that is not equipped with a start phase 
monitoring system and software mapping.

(g) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    The Manager, Engine Certification Office, may approve AMOCs for 
this AD. Use the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19 to make your 
request. You may email your request to: ANE-AD-AMOC@faa.gov.

(h) Related Information

    (1) For more information about this AD, contact Robert Green, 
Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & 
Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 
01803; phone: 781-238-7754; fax: 781-238-7199; email: 
robert.green@faa.gov.
    (2) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency AD 2015-0055, 
dated March 31, 2015, for more information. You may examine the MCAI 
in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by 
searching for and locating it in Docket No. FAA-2015-1383.
    (3) Technify Motors SB No. SB TMG 125-1018 P1, Revision 1, dated 
February 5, 2015; Technify Motors SB No. TM TAE 000-0007, Revision 
28, dated February 5, 2015; Technify Motors Installation Manual No. 
IM-02-02, Issue 4, Revision 2, dated January 30, 2015, with Chapter 
02-IM-13-02, section 13.8.16, Revision 1, dated November 28, 2014; 
Technify Motors SB No. SB TMG 601-1007 P1, Revision 3, dated 
February 5, 2015; and Technify Motors SB No. SB TMG 651-1004 P1, 
Revision 2, dated February 5, 2015, can be obtained from Technify 
Motors GmbH, using the contact information in paragraph (h)(5) of 
this proposed AD.
    (4) Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH MSB No. 42-109/1, dated 
February 4, 2015; and DAI MSB No. 42-007/16, dated February 4, 2015, 
can be obtained from Diamond

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Aircraft Industries GmbH, using the contact information in paragraph 
(h)(5) of this proposed AD.
    (5) For Technify Motors service information identified in this 
proposed AD, contact Technify Motors GmbH, Platanenstrasse 14, D-
09356 Sankt Egidien, Germany; phone: +49-37204-696-0; fax: +49-
37204-696-55; email: engines.com">info@centurion-engines.com. For DAI service 
information identified in this proposed AD, contact Diamond Aircraft 
Industries GmbH, N. A. Otto-Strasse 5, 2700 Wiener Neustadt, 
Austria; phone: +43 2622 26700; fax: +43 2622 26700 1369; email: 
airworthiness@diamond-air.at.
    (6) You may view this service information at the FAA, Engine & 
Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, 
MA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, 
call 781-238-7125.


    Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on June 26, 2015.
Ann C. Mollica,
Acting Directorate Manager, Engine & Propeller Directorate, Aircraft 
Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-16586 Filed 7-7-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P