Airworthiness Directives; Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. Airplanes, 58349-58351 [2015-24257]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 188 / Tuesday, September 29, 2015 / Rules and Regulations request is not necessary to comply with the requirements of 14 CFR 39.17. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 53, Fuselage. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by reports that six fasteners may not have been installed in the left and right stringer 37 (S–37) between body stations (BS) 428 and 431 lap splices on certain airplanes. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct missing fasteners, which could result in cracks in the fuselage skin that could adversely affect the structural integrity of the airplane. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Inspections, Related Investigative Actions, and Corrective Actions Except as provided by paragraph (h)(2) of this AD, at the applicable time specified in paragraph 1.E., ‘‘Compliance,’’ of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767–53A0251, dated August 7, 2013: Do an external general visual inspection of the S–37 lap splice for missing fasteners, and do all applicable related investigative and corrective actions, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767–53A0251, dated August 7, 2013, except as provided by paragraph (h)(1) of this AD. Do all applicable related investigative and corrective actions before further flight. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES (h) Exceptions to Service Information Specifications (1) Although Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767–53A0251, dated August 7, 2013, specifies to contact Boeing for repair instructions, and specifies that action as ‘‘RC’’ (Required for Compliance), this AD requires repair before further flight using a method approved in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (i)(1) of this AD. (2) Where Paragraph 1.E., ‘‘Compliance,’’ of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767–53A0251, dated August 7, 2013, specifies a compliance time ‘‘after the original issue date of this service bulletin,’’ this AD requires compliance within the specified compliance time after the effective date of this AD. (i) 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 (j) 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:27 Sep 28, 2015 Jkt 235001 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) Except as required by paragraph (h)(1) of this AD: For service information that contains steps that are labeled as Required for Compliance (RC), the provisions of paragraphs (i)(4)(i) and (i)(4)(ii) of this AD apply. (i) The steps labeled as RC, including substeps under an RC step and any figures identified in an RC step, must be done to comply with the AD. An AMOC is required for any deviations to RC steps, including substeps and identified figures. (ii) Steps not labeled as RC may be deviated from using accepted methods in accordance with the operator’s maintenance or inspection program without obtaining approval of an AMOC, provided the RC steps, including substeps and identified figures, can still be done as specified, and the airplane can be put back in an airworthy condition. (j) Related Information For more information about this AD, contact Wayne Lockett, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Branch, ANM–120S, FAA, Seattle ACO, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; phone: 425–917–6447; fax: 425– 917–6590; email: Wayne.Lockett@faa.gov. (k) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (i) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767– 53A0251, dated August 7, 2013. (ii) Reserved. (3) For Boeing 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. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 58349 Issued in Renton, Washington, on September 11, 2015. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2015–24146 Filed 9–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2015–2466; Directorate Identifier 2015–CE–018–AD; Amendment 39–18273; AD 2015–19–11] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. Model P–180 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 the need to restore the safe fatigue life of the bulkhead structure. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective November 3, 2015. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publication listed in the AD as of November 3, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2015– 2466; 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 PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A, Airworthiness Office, Viale Generale Disegna, 1 - 17038 Villanova d’Albenga, Savona, Italy; telephone: +39 010 6481800; fax: +39 010 6481374; email: technicalsupport@piaggioaerospace.it; Internet: www.piaggioaerospace.it/en/ customer-support#care. You may view this referenced service information at SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29SER1.SGM 29SER1 58350 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 188 / Tuesday, September 29, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 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. It is also available on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for Docket No. FAA–2015–2466. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Kiesov, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4144; fax: (816) 329–4090; email: mike.kiesov@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to add an AD that would apply to certain Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. Model P–180 airplanes. The NPRM was published in the Federal Register on July 6, 2015 (80 FR 38406). 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: In 1997, Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A (PAI) developed a modification of the forward pressurized bulkhead, published through PAI Service Bulletin (SB) 80–0081, aiming to restore the safe fatigue life of the bulkhead structure. Consequently, ENAC Italy (formerly RAI) issued Prescrizione di Aeronavigabilita (PA) 97–148 to require compliance with this SB. After RAI PA 97–148 was issued, PAI issued SB 80–0081 Revision 2 to provide improved instructions for specific serial numbers. Prompted by this development, EASA issued AD 2010–0146 superseding PA 97–148 and requiring accomplishment of instruction of PAI issued SB 80–0081 Revision 2. After that AD was issued, PAI issued SB 80–0081 Revision 3 to make the instructions for inspection (and, depending on findings, rework/reinforcement) applicable to all aeroplanes. For the reasons described above, this AD retains the requirements of EASA AD 2010– 0146, which is superseded, requires inspection and, depending on findings, reinforcement of the pressurized bulkhead structure on extended population of aeroplanes. This AD also specifies that certain aeroplanes modified in accordance with SB 80–0081 up to Revision 2 need to be inspected and, depending on findings, reinforced as required by this AD. The MCAI can be found in the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=FAA-2015-24660002. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:27 Sep 28, 2015 Jkt 235001 Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM (80 FR 38406, July 6, 2015) 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 (80 FR 38406, July 6, 2015) for correcting the unsafe condition; and • Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already proposed in the NPRM (80 FR 38406, July 6, 2015). Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 We reviewed PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A. Service Bulletin 80–0081, Revision No. 3, dated: January 20, 2015. The service information describes procedures for inspection and, depending on findings, rework/ reinforcement of the bulkhead. 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 the AD. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD will affect 28 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it will take about 1 workhour 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 $2,380, or $85 per product. In addition, we estimate that any necessary follow-on actions will take about 88 work-hours and require parts costing $30,000, for a cost of $37,480 per product. We have no way of determining the number of products that may need these actions. According to the manufacturer, some of the costs of this AD may be covered under warranty, thereby reducing the cost impact on affected individuals. We do not control warranty coverage for affected individuals. As a result, we have included all costs in our cost estimate. Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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–2015– 2466; 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. E:\FR\FM\29SER1.SGM 29SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 188 / Tuesday, September 29, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 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: ■ 2015–19–11 PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A: Amendment 39–18273; Docket No. FAA–2015–2466; Directorate Identifier 2015–CE–018–AD. (a) Effective Date This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective November 3, 2015. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A P–180 Model P–180 airplanes, serial numbers (S/N) 1004 through 1033, certificated in any category. (d) Subject Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Code 53: Fuselage. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES (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 the need to restore the safe fatigue life of the bulkhead structure. We are issuing this AD to correct the safe fatigue life of the airplane. (f) Actions and Compliance (1) Unless already done, do the actions in paragraphs (f)(2) through (f)(4) of this AD at whichever of the following compliance times occurs later: (i) Within 1,500 hours time-in-service (TIS) after November 3, 2015 (the effective date of this AD), but not to exceed 6,000 hours total hours TIS on the airplane; or (ii) Within 200 hours TIS after November 3, 2015 (the effective date of this AD) or 6 months after November 3, 2015 (the effective date of this AD), whichever occurs first. (2) Inspect (visually or using a standard endoscope) the forward pressurized bulkhead to verify presence of bulkhead reinforcement following Part A1 of the Accomplishment Instructions of PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A. Service Bulletin 80–0081, Revision No. 3, dated: January 20, 2015. (i) If the inspection results indicate that the reinforcements are properly installed, ascertain (visually or by means of standard endoscope equipment) that there are no cracks or defects. If cracks or defects are VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:27 Sep 28, 2015 Jkt 235001 identified, before further flight, contact Piaggio Aero Industries at the address specified in paragraph (i)(3) of this AD for an FAA-approved repair scheme, approved specifically for this AD, and incorporate that repair. (ii) If the inspection results indicate that the reinforcements are not installed, reinforce the forward pressurized bulkhead following Part A2 of the Accomplishment Instructions of PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A. Service Bulletin 80–0081, Revision No. 3, dated: January 20, 2015. (3) Modify the forward pressurized bulkhead following Part C of the Accomplishment Instructions of PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A. Service Bulletin 80–0081, Revision No. 3, dated: January 20, 2015. (4) This AD allows credit for the actions required in paragraphs (f)(2)(ii) and (f)(3) of this AD if done before November 3, 2015 (the effective date of this AD) following the instructions of PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A. Service Bulletin 80–0081, Original Issue, dated: April 28, 1997; PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A. Service Bulletin 80– 0081, Revision No. 1, dated: May 11, 2010; or PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A. Service Bulletin 80–0081, Revision No. 2, dated: July 19, 2010. (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: Mike Kiesov, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4144; fax: (816) 329– 4090; email: mike.kiesov@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. 58351 (i) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (i) PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A. Service Bulletin 80–0081, Revision No. 3, dated: January 20, 2015. (ii) Reserved. (3) For PIAGGIO AEROSPACE service information identified in this AD, contact PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A, Airworthiness Office, Viale Generale Disegna, 1—17038 Villanova d’Albenga, Savona, Italy; telephone: +39 010 6481800; fax: +39 010 6481374; email: technicalsupport@piaggioaerospace.it; Internet: www.piaggioaerospace.it/en/ customer-support#care. (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (816) 329–4148. In addition, you can access this service information on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2015–2466. (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on September 17, 2015. Melvin Johnson, Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2015–24257 Filed 9–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2012–0503; Directorate Identifier 2011–SW–032–AD Amendment 39–18276; AD 2015–19–14] RIN 2120–AA64 (h) Related Information Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD No.: 2015–0071, dated April 30, 2015; PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A. Service Bulletin 80–0081, Original Issue, dated: April 28, 1997; PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A. Service Bulletin 80– 0081, Revision No. 1, dated: May 11, 2010; and PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A. Service Bulletin 80–0081, Revision No. 2, dated: July 19, 2010, for related information. The MCAI can be found in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=FAA-2015-2466-0002. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (formerly Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH) (Airbus Helicopters) Helicopters Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model BO–105A, BO–105C, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29SER1.SGM 29SER1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2015-2466; Directorate Identifier 2015-CE-018-AD; 
Amendment 39-18273; AD 2015-19-11]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. 
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 Piaggio 
Aero Industries S.p.A. Model P-180 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 the need to restore the safe fatigue life of the bulkhead 
structure. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the 
unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: This AD is effective November 3, 2015.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publication listed in the AD as of November 3, 
2015.

ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2015-
2466; 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 PIAGGIO AERO 
INDUSTRIES S.p.A, Airworthiness Office, Viale Generale Disegna, 1 - 
17038 Villanova d'Albenga, Savona, Italy; telephone: +39 010 6481800; 
fax: +39 010 6481374; email: technicalsupport@piaggioaerospace.it; 
Internet: www.piaggioaerospace.it/en/customer-support#care. You may 
view this referenced service information at

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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. It is also available on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for Docket No. FAA-2015-2466.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Kiesov, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, 
Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 
64106; telephone: (816) 329-4144; fax: (816) 329-4090; email: 
mike.kiesov@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 certain Piaggio Aero 
Industries S.p.A. Model P-180 airplanes. The NPRM was published in the 
Federal Register on July 6, 2015 (80 FR 38406). 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:

    In 1997, Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A (PAI) developed a 
modification of the forward pressurized bulkhead, published through 
PAI Service Bulletin (SB) 80-0081, aiming to restore the safe 
fatigue life of the bulkhead structure.
    Consequently, ENAC Italy (formerly RAI) issued Prescrizione di 
Aeronavigabilita (PA) 97-148 to require compliance with this SB.
    After RAI PA 97-148 was issued, PAI issued SB 80-0081 Revision 2 
to provide improved instructions for specific serial numbers. 
Prompted by this development, EASA issued AD 2010-0146 superseding 
PA 97-148 and requiring accomplishment of instruction of PAI issued 
SB 80-0081 Revision 2.
    After that AD was issued, PAI issued SB 80-0081 Revision 3 to 
make the instructions for inspection (and, depending on findings, 
rework/reinforcement) applicable to all aeroplanes.
    For the reasons described above, this AD retains the 
requirements of EASA AD 2010-0146, which is superseded, requires 
inspection and, depending on findings, reinforcement of the 
pressurized bulkhead structure on extended population of aeroplanes. 
This AD also specifies that certain aeroplanes modified in 
accordance with SB 80-0081 up to Revision 2 need to be inspected 
and, depending on findings, reinforced as required by this AD.

    The MCAI can be found in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FAA-2015-2466-0002.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM (80 FR 38406, July 6, 
2015) 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 (80 FR 38406, July 6, 2015) for correcting the unsafe condition; 
and
     Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was 
already proposed in the NPRM (80 FR 38406, July 6, 2015).

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    We reviewed PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A. Service Bulletin 80-
0081, Revision No. 3, dated: January 20, 2015. The service information 
describes procedures for inspection and, depending on findings, rework/
reinforcement of the bulkhead. 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 the AD.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD will affect 28 products of U.S. registry. 
We also estimate that it will take about 1 work-hour per product to 
comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate 
is $85 per work-hour.
    Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD on U.S. 
operators to be $2,380, or $85 per product.
    In addition, we estimate that any necessary follow-on actions will 
take about 88 work-hours and require parts costing $30,000, for a cost 
of $37,480 per product. We have no way of determining the number of 
products that may need these actions.
    According to the manufacturer, some of the costs of this AD may be 
covered under warranty, thereby reducing the cost impact on affected 
individuals. We do not control warranty coverage for affected 
individuals. As a result, we have included all costs in our cost 
estimate.

Authority for This Rulemaking

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

Regulatory Findings

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

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2015-
2466; 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.

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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

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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 AD:

2015-19-11 PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A: Amendment 39-18273; Docket 
No. FAA-2015-2466; Directorate Identifier 2015-CE-018-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective November 3, 
2015.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A P-180 Model P-
180 airplanes, serial numbers (S/N) 1004 through 1033, certificated 
in any category.

(d) Subject

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

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by mandatory continuing airworthiness 
information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another 
country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation 
product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as the need to 
restore the safe fatigue life of the bulkhead structure. We are 
issuing this AD to correct the safe fatigue life of the airplane.

(f) Actions and Compliance

    (1) Unless already done, do the actions in paragraphs (f)(2) 
through (f)(4) of this AD at whichever of the following compliance 
times occurs later:
    (i) Within 1,500 hours time-in-service (TIS) after November 3, 
2015 (the effective date of this AD), but not to exceed 6,000 hours 
total hours TIS on the airplane; or
    (ii) Within 200 hours TIS after November 3, 2015 (the effective 
date of this AD) or 6 months after November 3, 2015 (the effective 
date of this AD), whichever occurs first.
    (2) Inspect (visually or using a standard endoscope) the forward 
pressurized bulkhead to verify presence of bulkhead reinforcement 
following Part A1 of the Accomplishment Instructions of PIAGGIO AERO 
INDUSTRIES S.p.A. Service Bulletin 80-0081, Revision No. 3, dated: 
January 20, 2015.
    (i) If the inspection results indicate that the reinforcements 
are properly installed, ascertain (visually or by means of standard 
endoscope equipment) that there are no cracks or defects. If cracks 
or defects are identified, before further flight, contact Piaggio 
Aero Industries at the address specified in paragraph (i)(3) of this 
AD for an FAA-approved repair scheme, approved specifically for this 
AD, and incorporate that repair.
    (ii) If the inspection results indicate that the reinforcements 
are not installed, reinforce the forward pressurized bulkhead 
following Part A2 of the Accomplishment Instructions of PIAGGIO AERO 
INDUSTRIES S.p.A. Service Bulletin 80-0081, Revision No. 3, dated: 
January 20, 2015.
    (3) Modify the forward pressurized bulkhead following Part C of 
the Accomplishment Instructions of PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A. 
Service Bulletin 80-0081, Revision No. 3, dated: January 20, 2015.
    (4) This AD allows credit for the actions required in paragraphs 
(f)(2)(ii) and (f)(3) of this AD if done before November 3, 2015 
(the effective date of this AD) following the instructions of 
PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A. Service Bulletin 80-0081, Original 
Issue, dated: April 28, 1997; PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A. Service 
Bulletin 80-0081, Revision No. 1, dated: May 11, 2010; or PIAGGIO 
AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A. Service Bulletin 80-0081, Revision No. 2, 
dated: July 19, 2010.

(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: Mike Kiesov, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small 
Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 
64106; telephone: (816) 329-4144; fax: (816) 329-4090; email: 
mike.kiesov@faa.gov. Before using any approved AMOC on any airplane 
to which the AMOC applies, notify your appropriate principal 
inspector (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO), 
or lacking a PI, your local FSDO.
    (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain 
corrective actions from a manufacturer or other source, use these 
actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered 
FAA-approved if they are approved by the State of Design Authority 
(or their delegated agent). You are required to assure the product 
is airworthy before it is returned to service.

(h) Related Information

    Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD No.: 
2015-0071, dated April 30, 2015; PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A. 
Service Bulletin 80-0081, Original Issue, dated: April 28, 1997; 
PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A. Service Bulletin 80-0081, Revision 
No. 1, dated: May 11, 2010; and PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A. 
Service Bulletin 80-0081, Revision No. 2, dated: July 19, 2010, for 
related information. The MCAI can be found in the AD docket on the 
Internet at http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FAA-2015-
2466-0002.

(i) Material Incorporated by Reference

    (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed 
in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
    (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do 
the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise.
    (i) PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A. Service Bulletin 80-0081, 
Revision No. 3, dated: January 20, 2015.
    (ii) Reserved.
    (3) For PIAGGIO AEROSPACE service information identified in this 
AD, contact PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A, Airworthiness Office, 
Viale Generale Disegna, 1--17038 Villanova d'Albenga, Savona, Italy; 
telephone: +39 010 6481800; fax: +39 010 6481374; email: 
technicalsupport@piaggioaerospace.it; Internet: 
www.piaggioaerospace.it/en/customer-support#care.
    (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Small 
Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For 
information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 
(816) 329-4148. In addition, you can access this service information 
on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and 
locating Docket No. FAA-2015-2466.
    (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated 
by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration 
(NARA). For information on the availability of this material at 
NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

    Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on September 17, 2015.
Melvin Johnson,
Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-24257 Filed 9-28-15; 8:45 am]
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