Airworthiness Directives; Piper Aircraft, Inc. Airplanes, 76201-76205 [2015-30633]

Download as PDF 76201 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 235 Tuesday, December 8, 2015 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. this referenced service information at the FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (816) 329–4148. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each week. Examining the AD Docket DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2015–0627; Directorate Identifier 2015–CE–002–AD; Amendment 39–18337; AD 2015–24–05] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Piper Aircraft, Inc. Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. Models PA–23–250, PA–24–250, PA–24–260, PA–24–400, PA–30, PA–31, PA–31–300, PA–31P, PA–39, and PA–E23–250 airplanes. This AD was prompted by an accident caused by fuel starvation where the shape of the wing fuel tanks and fuel below a certain level in that tank may have allowed the fuel to move away from the tank outlet during certain maneuvers. This AD requires installing a fuel system management placard on the airplane instrument panel and adding text to the Limitations Section of the pilot’s operating handbook (POH)/ airplane flight manual (AFM). We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective January 12, 2016. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of January 12, 2016. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this AD, contact Piper Aircraft, Inc., Customer Service, 2926 Piper Drive, Vero Beach, Florida 32960; telephone: (877) 879–0275; fax: none; email: customer.service@piper.com; Internet: www.piper.com. You may view Lhorne on DSK9F6TC42PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:14 Dec 07, 2015 You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2015– 0627; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647–5527) is 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. Jkt 238001 Ansel James, Aerospace Engineer, Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, Georgia 30337; telephone: (404) 474–5576; fax: (404) 474–5606; email: ansel.james@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. Models PA–23–250, PA–24–250, PA– 24–260, PA–24–400, PA–30, PA–31, PA–31–300, PA–31P, PA–39, and PA– E23–250 airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on March 23, 2015 (80 FR 15171). The NPRM was prompted by an accident caused by fuel starvation where the shape of the wing fuel tanks and fuel below a certain level in that tank may have allowed the fuel to move away from the tank outlet during certain maneuvers. The NPRM proposed to require installing a fuel system management placard on the airplane instrument panel and adding text to the Limitations Section of the pilot’s operating handbook (POH)/airplane flight manual (AFM). We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. The following presents the comments received on the NPRM (80 FR 15171, March 23, 2015) and the FAA’s response to each comment. Request for Local Fabrication of the Required Warning Placard Edward Rognerud and an anonymous commenter requested that the AD be written to allow for the local fabrication of the required warning placard as long as it contains the exact warning text mandated by the service information and is printed in 8-point type. The anonymous commenter also requested that the AD allow for the installation of the warning placard onto the instrument panel at any location that does not obscure existing controls, instruments, or markings and is in clear view of the pilot. The commenters requested this change as a means of controlling the cost of compliance without compromising safety. We agree with the commenters that local fabrication of the warning placard may be necessary if the shape of the placard available from Piper Aircraft, Inc. does not fit on the instrument panel. The service information contains the exact text, font size, and installation restrictions necessary for the local fabrication of a compliant placard. Paragraph (g)(2) of the proposed AD included instructions to fabricate and install the placard. This implied that the placard can only be fabricated if the placard available from Piper Aircraft, Inc. does not fit on the instrument panel. We revised the AD as requested to allow for the fabrication of the placard following the instructions in the service information under any condition. Request for Local Fabrication of the Supplemental Page for Updating of the Aircraft’s POH/AFM Edward Rognerud and an anonymous commenter requested the updating of the airplane’s POH/AFM by inserting a locally fabricated supplemental page into the Limitation Section as an alternative to inserting a supplemental page bought from Piper Aircraft, Inc. We infer the commenter’s meaning to be that a locally fabricated supplemental E:\FR\FM\08DER1.SGM 08DER1 76202 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 235 / Tuesday, December 8, 2015 / Rules and Regulations page will meet the requirements of the AD. The commenters requested this change as a means of controlling the cost of compliance without compromising safety. We agree with the commenters that compliance can be shown with paragraph (h)(3) of the AD by inserting into the Limitations Section of the POH/ AFM a locally made supplemental page containing the applicable placard text or a supplemental page procured from Piper Aircraft, Inc. We revised the AD as requested. Request Private Pilot Certificate as a Minimum Credential for AD Signoff in Logbook An anonymous commenter requested a private pilot certificate as a minimum credential for AD signoff in airplane’s logbook. The anonymous commenter requested this change to control cost of compliance without compromising safety. We agree with the anonymous commenter. We determined that the installation of a purchased or locally fabricated supplemental page into the POH/AFM can be done by the owner/ operator with at least a private pilot certificate. We have also determined that the local fabrication and installation of the placard following the instructions in the service bulletin can be done by the owner/operator with at least a private pilot certificate. We revised the AD as requested. Request Withdrawal of the NPRM Jeffrey Aryan commented that the proposed AD is not appropriate. The commenter also wrote that the proposed AD would add a more cumbersome display to an already crowded flight deck. We infer that the commenter requested withdrawal of the NPRM. We disagree. The FAA evaluated all relevant information and determined that the addition of the placard to the instrument panel and the supplemental pages to the Limitations Section of the POH/AFM will address the unsafe condition identified in the AD. We made no change to the AD as a result of this comment. Conclusion We reviewed the relevant data, considered the comments received, and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting this AD with the changes described previously and minor editorial changes. We have determined that these minor changes: • Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM (80 FR 15171, March 23, 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 15171, March 23, 2015). We also determined that these changes will not increase the economic burden on any operator or increase the scope of this AD. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 We reviewed Piper Aircraft, Inc. Service Bulletin No. 1266, dated December 16, 2014. Piper Aircraft, Inc. Service Bulletin No. 1266, dated December 16, 2014, calls for/describes actions for, when necessary, installing the correct fuel warning placard on the instrument panel and adding correct text of that fuel warning placard in the Limitations Section of the POH/AFM. This 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 AD. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this proposed AD affects 3,000 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD: ESTIMATED COSTS Action Labor cost Parts cost Cost per product Cost on U.S. operators Inspection to determine if placard, if installed, and Limitations Section of the POH/AFM are compliant with Piper Aircraft, Inc. Service Bulletin No. 1266, dated December 16, 2014. .5 work-hour × $85 per hour = $42.50 ..... Not Applicable ......... $42.50 $127,500 We estimate the following costs to do any necessary placard/POH/AFM order and installation that would be required based on the results of the inspection. We have no way of determining the number of airplanes that might need any necessary placard/POH/AFM order and installation: ON-CONDITION COSTS Action Labor cost Order and install replacement placard ......................... Order updated POH/AFM and install updated pages .. 1 work-hour × $85 per hour = $85 ............................... .5 work-hour × $85 per hour = $42.50 ......................... Lhorne on DSK9F6TC42PROD 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:14 Dec 07, 2015 Jkt 238001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Parts cost $40 300 Cost per product $125 342.50 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 E:\FR\FM\08DER1.SGM 08DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 235 / Tuesday, December 8, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979), (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and (4) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. 2015–24–05 Piper Aircraft, Inc. Airplanes: Amendment 39–18337; Docket No. FAA–2015–0627; Directorate Identifier 2015–CE–002–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective January 12, 2016. (b) Affected ADs This AD applies to the following Piper Aircraft, Inc. airplanes, certificated in any category: Serial No. PA–24–260 Comanche ...................................................... PA–24–260 Comanche ‘‘C’’ ............................................... PA–24–400 Comanche ...................................................... PA–30 Twin Comanche ..................................................... PA–31 and PA–31–300 Navajo ......................................... PA–31P Navajo .................................................................. PA–39 Twin Comanche C/R .............................................. (d) Subject Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC)/ Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 1130, PLACARDS AND MARKINGS; Interior Placards. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by an accident caused by fuel starvation where the shape of the wing fuel tanks and fuel below a certain level in that tank may have allowed the fuel to move away from the tank outlet during certain maneuvers. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of engine power due to fuel starvation. This condition, if not corrected, could lead to loss of engine power or engine shutdown, which may result in loss of control. (f) Compliance Unless already done, within the next 50 hours time-in-service (TIS) after January 12, 2016 (the effective date of this AD), do the actions in paragraphs (g) and (h) of this AD, as applicable, including all subparagraphs. (g) Fuel Warning Placard Inspection Lhorne on DSK9F6TC42PROD with RULES 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ (c) Applicability 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ PA–23–250 (Six Place) Aztec ‘‘B’’ ..................................... PA–23–250 (Six Place) and PA–E23–250 (Six Place) Aztec ‘‘C,’’ ‘‘D’’ and ‘‘E’’. PA–24–250 Comanche ...................................................... (1) Inspect the fuel warning placard, if existing, following the Instructions section, of Piper Aircraft, Inc. Mandatory Service Bulletin No. 1266, dated December 16, 2014. If the placard is present and compliant with the Instructions section of Piper Aircraft, Inc. Mandatory Service Bulletin No. 1266, dated 14:14 Dec 07, 2015 [Amended] None. Model VerDate Sep<11>2014 § 39.13 76203 Jkt 238001 27–2322 through 27–2504, FUEL INJECTED ONLY 27–2505 through 27–4866, 27–7304917 through 27–7405476 24–2563, 24–2844 through 24–3641, 24–3643 through 24–3687, FUEL INJECTED ONLY 24–3642, 24–4000 through 24–4299, 24–4300 through 24–4782, 24–4784 through 24–4803, FUEL INJECTED ONLY 24–4783, 24–4804 through 24–5047 26–1 through 26–148 30–1 through 30–2000 31–2 to 31–861, 31–7300901 through 31–7300923, 31–7300925, 31–7300927, 31– 7300929, 31–7300931 31P–1 through 31P–80, 31P–7300110 through 31P–7300115 39–1 through 39–155 December 16, 2014, then no further action regarding the placard is required. (2) If the fuel warning placard is not present or not compliant with the Instructions section of Piper Aircraft, Inc. Mandatory Service Bulletin No. 1266, dated December 16, 2014, then order the applicable placard from Piper Aircraft, Inc. at the address identified in paragraph (l)(3) of this AD. Alternatively, you may fabricate the applicable fuel warning placard following the Instructions section of Piper Aircraft, Inc. Mandatory Service Bulletin No. 1266, dated December 16, 2014. Install the fabricated fuel warning placard or the fuel warning placard obtained from Piper Aircraft, Inc. following the Instructions section of Piper Aircraft, Inc. Mandatory Service Bulletin No. 1266, dated December 16, 2014. (h) Pilot’s Operating Handbook (POH)/ Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) Inspection (1) Inspect the Limitations Section of the applicable POH/AFM following the Instructions section of Piper Aircraft, Inc. Mandatory Service Bulletin No. 1266, dated December 16, 2014. (2) If the Limitations Section of the applicable POH/AFM contains the exact text found in table 2 of Piper Aircraft, Inc. Mandatory Service Bulletin No. 1266, dated December 16, 2014, there is no need for a POH/AFM revision. (3) If the Limitations Section of the applicable POH/AFM does not contain the PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 exact text found in Table 2 of Piper Aircraft, Inc. Mandatory Service Bulletin No. 1266, dated December 16, 2014, then revise the POH/AFM by inserting into the Limitations Section of the POH/AFM a fabricated supplemental page containing the applicable placard text from the Appendix to this AD or a supplemental page obtained from Piper Aircraft, Inc. at the address identified in paragraph (l)(3) of this AD. (i) Pilot Authorization In addition to the provisions of 14 CFR 43.3 and 43.7, the actions required by paragraphs (g) and (h) of this AD, to include all subparagraphs, may be performed by the 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 91.417. This authority is not applicable to airplanes being operated under 14 CFR part 119. (j) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Atlanta 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 E:\FR\FM\08DER1.SGM 08DER1 76204 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 235 / Tuesday, December 8, 2015 / Rules and Regulations appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the ACO, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (j)(1) 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. (k) Related Information For more information about this AD, contact Ansel James, Aerospace Engineer, Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, Georgia 30337; telephone: (404) 474–5576; fax: (404) 474–5606; email: ansel.james@ faa.gov. (l) 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) Piper Aircraft, Inc. Service Bulletin No. 1266, dated December 16, 2014. (ii) Reserved. (3) For Piper Aircraft, Inc. service information identified in this AD, contact Piper Aircraft, Inc., Customer Service, 2926 Piper Drive, Vero Beach, Florida 32960; telephone: (877) 879–0275; fax: none; email: customer.service@piper.com; Internet: www.piper.com. (4) You may view this service information at 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. (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. APPENDIX TO AD 2015–24–05—MODELS AFFECTED/MODEL SERIAL NUMBERS/APPLICABLE TEXT FOR SUPPLEMENTAL PAGE TO PILOT’S OPERATING HANDBOOK (POH)/AIRPLANE FLIGHT MANUAL (AFM) Model serial No. Placard text for limitations section of the POH/AFM PA–24–250 Comanche with fuel injection ......... 24–2563, 24–2844 through 24–3641, 24– 3643 through 24–3687. PA–24–260 Comanche with fuel injection ......... 24–3642, 24–4000 through 24–4299, 24– 4300 through 24–4782, 24–4784 through 24–4803. PA–24–260 ‘‘C’’ Comanche ............................... 24–4783, 24–4804 through 24–5047 .............. PA–24–400 Comanche ...................................... 26–1 through 26–148 ....................................... PA–31 & PA–31–300 Navajo ............................. 31–2 to 31–861, 31–7300901 through 31– 7300923, 31–7300925, 31–7300927, 31– 7300929, 31–7300931. PA–31P Navajo .................................................. Lhorne on DSK9F6TC42PROD with RULES Models affected 31P–1 through 31P–80, through 31P–7300115. PA–23–250 (six place) Aztec B with fuel injection. 27–2322 through 27–2504 ............................... WARNING—UNCOORDINATED MANEUVERS, INCLUDING SIDE SLIPS OF 30 SECONDS OR MORE, FOR ANY REASON, AND FAST TAXI TURNS JUST PRIOR TO TAKEOFF CAN CAUSE LOSS OF POWER IF FUEL TANK IN USE IS LESS THAN 1⁄2 FULL. WARNING—UNCOORDINATED MANEUVERS, INCLUDING SIDE SLIPS OF 30 SECONDS OR MORE, FOR ANY REASON, AND FAST TAXI TURNS JUST PRIOR TO TAKEOFF CAN CAUSE LOSS OF POWER IF FUEL TANK IN USE IS LESS THAN 1⁄2 FULL. WARNING—UNCOORDINATED MANEUVERS, INCLUDING SIDE SLIPS OF 30 SECONDS OR MORE, FOR ANY REASON, AND FAST TAXI TURNS JUST PRIOR TO TAKEOFF CAN CAUSE LOSS OF POWER IF FUEL TANK IN USE IS LESS THAN 1⁄2 FULL. WARNING—UNCOORDINATED MANEUVERS, INCLUDING SIDE SLIPS OF 30 SECONDS OR MORE, FOR ANY REASON, AND FAST TAXI TURNS JUST PRIOR TO TAKEOFF CAN CAUSE LOSS OF POWER IF FUEL TANK IN USE IS NOT FULL. WARNING—UNCOORDINATED MANEUVERS, INCLUDING SIDE SLIPS OF 30 SECONDS OR MORE, FOR ANY REASON, AND FAST TAXI TURNS JUST PRIOR TO TAKEOFF CAN CAUSE LOSS OF POWER IF FUEL TANKS IN USE ARE LESS THAN 3⁄4 FULL. WARNING—UNCOORDINATED MANEUVERS, INCLUDING SIDE SLIPS OF 30 SECONDS OR MORE, FOR ANY REASON, AND FAST TAXI TURNS JUST PRIOR TO TAKEOFF CAN CAUSE LOSS OF POWER IF FUEL TANKS IN USE ARE LESS THAN 3⁄4 FULL. WARNING—UNCOORDINATED MANEUVERS, INCLUDING SIDE SLIPS OF 30 SECONDS OR MORE, FOR ANY REASON, AND FAST TAXI TURNS JUST PRIOR TO TAKEOFF CAN CAUSE LOSS OF POWER IF FUEL TANKS IN USE ARE LESS THAN 1⁄2 FULL. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:14 Dec 07, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 31P–7300110 E:\FR\FM\08DER1.SGM 08DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 235 / Tuesday, December 8, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 76205 APPENDIX TO AD 2015–24–05—MODELS AFFECTED/MODEL SERIAL NUMBERS/APPLICABLE TEXT FOR SUPPLEMENTAL PAGE TO PILOT’S OPERATING HANDBOOK (POH)/AIRPLANE FLIGHT MANUAL (AFM)—Continued Models affected Model serial No. Placard text for limitations section of the POH/AFM PA–23–250 (six place) Aztec ‘‘C’’ PA–E23–250 (six place) Aztec ‘‘C’’. 27–2505 through 27–3836, 27–3838 through 27–3943. PA–23–250 (six place) Aztec ‘‘D’’ PA–E23–250 (six place) Aztec ‘‘D’’. 27–3837, 27–3944 through 27–4425, 27– 4427 through 27–4573. PA–23–250 (six place) Aztec ‘‘E’’ PA–E23–250 (six place) Aztec ‘‘E’’. 27–4426, 27–4574 through 27–7405476 ........ PA–30 Twin Comanche ..................................... 30–1 through 30–2000 ..................................... PA–39 Twin Comanche ..................................... 39–1 through 39–155 ....................................... WARNING—UNCOORDINATED MANEUVERS, INCLUDING SIDE SLIPS OF 30 SECONDS OR MORE, FOR ANY REASON, AND FAST TAXI TURNS JUST PRIOR TO TAKEOFF CAN CAUSE LOSS OF POWER IF FUEL TANKS IN USE ARE LESS THAN 1⁄2 FULL. WARNING—UNCOORDINATED MANEUVERS, INCLUDING SIDE SLIPS OF 30 SECONDS OR MORE, FOR ANY REASON, AND FAST TAXI TURNS JUST PRIOR TO TAKEOFF CAN CAUSE LOSS OF POWER IF FUEL TANKS IN USE ARE LESS THAN 1⁄2 FULL. WARNING—UNCOORDINATED MANEUVERS, INCLUDING SIDE SLIPS OF 30 SECONDS OR MORE, FOR ANY REASON, AND FAST TAXI TURNS JUST PRIOR TO TAKEOFF CAN CAUSE LOSS OF POWER IF FUEL TANKS IN USE ARE LESS THAN 1⁄2 FULL. WARNING—UNCOORDINATED MANEUVERS, INCLUDING SIDE SLIPS OF 30 SECONDS OR MORE, FOR ANY REASON, AND FAST TAXI TURNS JUST PRIOR TO TAKEOFF CAN CAUSE LOSS OF POWER IF FUEL TANKS IN USE ARE LESS THAN 1⁄4 FULL. WARNING—UNCOORDINATED MANEUVERS, INCLUDING SIDE SLIPS OF 30 SECONDS OR MORE, FOR ANY REASON, AND FAST TAXI TURNS JUST PRIOR TO TAKEOFF CAN CAUSE LOSS OF POWER IF FUEL TANKS IN USE ARE LESS THAN 1⁄4 FULL. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on November 24, 2015. Pat Mullen, Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2015–30633 Filed 12–7–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service 26 CFR Part 1 [TD 9739] RIN 1545–BF51; 1545–BM78 Lhorne on DSK9F6TC42PROD with RULES Reorganizations Under Section 368(a)(1)(F); Section 367(a) and Certain Reorganizations Under Section 368(a)(1)(F); Correction Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Correcting amendment. AGENCY: This document contains corrections to final regulations (TD SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:14 Dec 07, 2015 Jkt 238001 9739) that provide guidance regarding the qualification of a transaction as a corporate reorganization under section 368(a)(1)(F), and which were published in the Federal Register on Monday, September 21, 2015 (80 FR 56904). DATES: This correction is effective December 8, 2015 and applicable September 21, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas C. Bates at (202) 317–6065 (not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The final regulations (TD 9739) that are the subject of this correction are under section 367 and 368 of the Internal Revenue Code. Need for Correction As published, the final regulation (TD 9739) contains errors that may prove to be misleading and are in need of clarification. List of Subjects in 26 CFR Part 1 Income taxes, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Correction of Publication Accordingly, 26 CFR part 1 is amended by making the following correcting amendments: PART 1—INCOME TAXES Paragraph 1. The authority citation for part 1 continues to read in part as follows: ■ Authority: 26 U.S.C. 7805 * * * Par. 2. Section 1.368–2 is amended by revising the last sentence of paragraph (m)(4) Example 5. and revising the third sentence of Example 7. to read as follows: ■ § 1.368–2 * Definition of terms. * * (m) * * * (4) * * * * * Example 5. * * * The result would be the same with respect to qualification under section 368(a)(1)(F) if, instead of merging into S2, S1 completely liquidates or is deemed to liquidate by reason of a conversion in an entity disregarded as separate from its owner under § 301.7701–3 of this chapter. * E:\FR\FM\08DER1.SGM * * 08DER1 * *

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2015-0627; Directorate Identifier 2015-CE-002-AD; 
Amendment 39-18337; AD 2015-24-05]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Piper Aircraft, Inc. Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 
Piper Aircraft, Inc. Models PA-23-250, PA-24-250, PA-24-260, PA-24-400, 
PA-30, PA-31, PA-31-300, PA-31P, PA-39, and PA-E23-250 airplanes. This 
AD was prompted by an accident caused by fuel starvation where the 
shape of the wing fuel tanks and fuel below a certain level in that 
tank may have allowed the fuel to move away from the tank outlet during 
certain maneuvers. This AD requires installing a fuel system management 
placard on the airplane instrument panel and adding text to the 
Limitations Section of the pilot's operating handbook (POH)/airplane 
flight manual (AFM). We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe 
condition on these products.

DATES: This AD is effective January 12, 2016.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of January 12, 
2016.

ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this AD, contact Piper 
Aircraft, Inc., Customer Service, 2926 Piper Drive, Vero Beach, Florida 
32960; telephone: (877) 879-0275; fax: none; email: 
customer.service@piper.com; Internet: www.piper.com. You may view this 
referenced service information at the FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 
901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the 
availability of this material at the FAA, call (816) 329-4148.

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2015-
0627; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 
5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket 
contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and 
other information. The address for the Docket Office (phone: 800-647-
5527) is 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 FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ansel James, Aerospace Engineer, 
Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, 1701 Columbia Avenue, 
College Park, Georgia 30337; telephone: (404) 474-5576; fax: (404) 474-
5606; email: ansel.james@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR 
part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to certain Piper Aircraft, 
Inc. Models PA-23-250, PA-24-250, PA-24-260, PA-24-400, PA-30, PA-31, 
PA-31-300, PA-31P, PA-39, and PA-E23-250 airplanes. The NPRM published 
in the Federal Register on March 23, 2015 (80 FR 15171). The NPRM was 
prompted by an accident caused by fuel starvation where the shape of 
the wing fuel tanks and fuel below a certain level in that tank may 
have allowed the fuel to move away from the tank outlet during certain 
maneuvers. The NPRM proposed to require installing a fuel system 
management placard on the airplane instrument panel and adding text to 
the Limitations Section of the pilot's operating handbook (POH)/
airplane flight manual (AFM). We are issuing this AD to correct the 
unsafe condition on these products.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. The following presents the comments received on the NPRM (80 
FR 15171, March 23, 2015) and the FAA's response to each comment.

Request for Local Fabrication of the Required Warning Placard

    Edward Rognerud and an anonymous commenter requested that the AD be 
written to allow for the local fabrication of the required warning 
placard as long as it contains the exact warning text mandated by the 
service information and is printed in 8-point type. The anonymous 
commenter also requested that the AD allow for the installation of the 
warning placard onto the instrument panel at any location that does not 
obscure existing controls, instruments, or markings and is in clear 
view of the pilot.
    The commenters requested this change as a means of controlling the 
cost of compliance without compromising safety.
    We agree with the commenters that local fabrication of the warning 
placard may be necessary if the shape of the placard available from 
Piper Aircraft, Inc. does not fit on the instrument panel. The service 
information contains the exact text, font size, and installation 
restrictions necessary for the local fabrication of a compliant 
placard. Paragraph (g)(2) of the proposed AD included instructions to 
fabricate and install the placard. This implied that the placard can 
only be fabricated if the placard available from Piper Aircraft, Inc. 
does not fit on the instrument panel.
    We revised the AD as requested to allow for the fabrication of the 
placard following the instructions in the service information under any 
condition.

Request for Local Fabrication of the Supplemental Page for Updating of 
the Aircraft's POH/AFM

    Edward Rognerud and an anonymous commenter requested the updating 
of the airplane's POH/AFM by inserting a locally fabricated 
supplemental page into the Limitation Section as an alternative to 
inserting a supplemental page bought from Piper Aircraft, Inc. We infer 
the commenter's meaning to be that a locally fabricated supplemental

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page will meet the requirements of the AD.
    The commenters requested this change as a means of controlling the 
cost of compliance without compromising safety.
    We agree with the commenters that compliance can be shown with 
paragraph (h)(3) of the AD by inserting into the Limitations Section of 
the POH/AFM a locally made supplemental page containing the applicable 
placard text or a supplemental page procured from Piper Aircraft, Inc.
    We revised the AD as requested.

Request Private Pilot Certificate as a Minimum Credential for AD 
Signoff in Logbook

    An anonymous commenter requested a private pilot certificate as a 
minimum credential for AD signoff in airplane's logbook. The anonymous 
commenter requested this change to control cost of compliance without 
compromising safety.
    We agree with the anonymous commenter. We determined that the 
installation of a purchased or locally fabricated supplemental page 
into the POH/AFM can be done by the owner/operator with at least a 
private pilot certificate. We have also determined that the local 
fabrication and installation of the placard following the instructions 
in the service bulletin can be done by the owner/operator with at least 
a private pilot certificate.
    We revised the AD as requested.

Request Withdrawal of the NPRM

    Jeffrey Aryan commented that the proposed AD is not appropriate. 
The commenter also wrote that the proposed AD would add a more 
cumbersome display to an already crowded flight deck. We infer that the 
commenter requested withdrawal of the NPRM.
    We disagree. The FAA evaluated all relevant information and 
determined that the addition of the placard to the instrument panel and 
the supplemental pages to the Limitations Section of the POH/AFM will 
address the unsafe condition identified in the AD.
    We made no change to the AD as a result of this comment.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the relevant data, considered the comments received, 
and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting 
this AD with the changes described previously and minor editorial 
changes. We have determined that these minor changes:
     [Agr]re consistent with the intent that was proposed in 
the NPRM (80 FR 15171, March 23, 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 15171, March 23, 2015).
    We also determined that these changes will not increase the 
economic burden on any operator or increase the scope of this AD.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    We reviewed Piper Aircraft, Inc. Service Bulletin No. 1266, dated 
December 16, 2014. Piper Aircraft, Inc. Service Bulletin No. 1266, 
dated December 16, 2014, calls for/describes actions for, when 
necessary, installing the correct fuel warning placard on the 
instrument panel and adding correct text of that fuel warning placard 
in the Limitations Section of the POH/AFM. This 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 AD.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this proposed AD affects 3,000 airplanes of U.S. 
registry.
    We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD:

                                                 Estimated Costs
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                    Cost per       Cost on U.S.
             Action                      Labor cost             Parts cost          product         operators
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Inspection to determine if        .5 work-hour x $85 per    Not Applicable....          $42.50         $127,500
 placard, if installed, and        hour = $42.50.
 Limitations Section of the POH/
 AFM are compliant with Piper
 Aircraft, Inc. Service Bulletin
 No. 1266, dated December 16,
 2014.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    We estimate the following costs to do any necessary placard/POH/AFM 
order and installation that would be required based on the results of 
the inspection. We have no way of determining the number of airplanes 
that might need any necessary placard/POH/AFM order and installation:

                                               On-Condition Costs
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Cost per
                   Action                                 Labor cost                Parts cost        product
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Order and install replacement placard......  1 work-hour x $85 per hour = $85...             $40            $125
Order updated POH/AFM and install updated    .5 work-hour x $85 per hour =                   300          342.50
 pages.                                       $42.50.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

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

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

Adoption of the Amendment

    Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the 
Administrator, the FAA amends 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]

0
2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness 
directive (AD):

2015-24-05 Piper Aircraft, Inc. Airplanes: Amendment 39-18337; 
Docket No. FAA-2015-0627; Directorate Identifier 2015-CE-002-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective January 12, 2016.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to the following Piper Aircraft, Inc. airplanes, 
certificated in any category:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Model                             Serial No.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
PA-23-250 (Six Place) Aztec ``B''.  27-2322 through 27-2504, FUEL
                                     INJECTED ONLY
PA-23-250 (Six Place) and PA-E23-   27-2505 through 27-4866, 27-7304917
 250 (Six Place) Aztec ``C,''        through 27-7405476
 ``D'' and ``E''.
PA-24-250 Comanche................  24-2563, 24-2844 through 24-3641, 24-
                                     3643 through 24-3687, FUEL INJECTED
                                     ONLY
PA-24-260 Comanche................  24-3642, 24-4000 through 24-4299, 24-
                                     4300 through 24-4782, 24-4784
                                     through 24-4803, FUEL INJECTED ONLY
PA-24-260 Comanche ``C''..........  24-4783, 24-4804 through 24-5047
PA-24-400 Comanche................  26-1 through 26-148
PA-30 Twin Comanche...............  30-1 through 30-2000
PA-31 and PA-31-300 Navajo........  31-2 to 31-861, 31-7300901 through
                                     31-7300923, 31-7300925, 31-7300927,
                                     31-7300929, 31-7300931
PA-31P Navajo.....................  31P-1 through 31P-80, 31P-7300110
                                     through 31P-7300115
PA-39 Twin Comanche C/R...........  39-1 through 39-155
------------------------------------------------------------------------

(d) Subject

    Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC)/Air Transport Association 
(ATA) of America Code 1130, PLACARDS AND MARKINGS; Interior 
Placards.

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by an accident caused by fuel starvation 
where the shape of the wing fuel tanks and fuel below a certain 
level in that tank may have allowed the fuel to move away from the 
tank outlet during certain maneuvers. We are issuing this AD to 
prevent loss of engine power due to fuel starvation. This condition, 
if not corrected, could lead to loss of engine power or engine 
shutdown, which may result in loss of control.

(f) Compliance

    Unless already done, within the next 50 hours time-in-service 
(TIS) after January 12, 2016 (the effective date of this AD), do the 
actions in paragraphs (g) and (h) of this AD, as applicable, 
including all subparagraphs.

(g) Fuel Warning Placard Inspection

    (1) Inspect the fuel warning placard, if existing, following the 
Instructions section, of Piper Aircraft, Inc. Mandatory Service 
Bulletin No. 1266, dated December 16, 2014. If the placard is 
present and compliant with the Instructions section of Piper 
Aircraft, Inc. Mandatory Service Bulletin No. 1266, dated December 
16, 2014, then no further action regarding the placard is required.
    (2) If the fuel warning placard is not present or not compliant 
with the Instructions section of Piper Aircraft, Inc. Mandatory 
Service Bulletin No. 1266, dated December 16, 2014, then order the 
applicable placard from Piper Aircraft, Inc. at the address 
identified in paragraph (l)(3) of this AD. Alternatively, you may 
fabricate the applicable fuel warning placard following the 
Instructions section of Piper Aircraft, Inc. Mandatory Service 
Bulletin No. 1266, dated December 16, 2014. Install the fabricated 
fuel warning placard or the fuel warning placard obtained from Piper 
Aircraft, Inc. following the Instructions section of Piper Aircraft, 
Inc. Mandatory Service Bulletin No. 1266, dated December 16, 2014.

(h) Pilot's Operating Handbook (POH)/Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) 
Inspection

    (1) Inspect the Limitations Section of the applicable POH/AFM 
following the Instructions section of Piper Aircraft, Inc. Mandatory 
Service Bulletin No. 1266, dated December 16, 2014.
    (2) If the Limitations Section of the applicable POH/AFM 
contains the exact text found in table 2 of Piper Aircraft, Inc. 
Mandatory Service Bulletin No. 1266, dated December 16, 2014, there 
is no need for a POH/AFM revision.
    (3) If the Limitations Section of the applicable POH/AFM does 
not contain the exact text found in Table 2 of Piper Aircraft, Inc. 
Mandatory Service Bulletin No. 1266, dated December 16, 2014, then 
revise the POH/AFM by inserting into the Limitations Section of the 
POH/AFM a fabricated supplemental page containing the applicable 
placard text from the Appendix to this AD or a supplemental page 
obtained from Piper Aircraft, Inc. at the address identified in 
paragraph (l)(3) of this AD.

(i) Pilot Authorization

    In addition to the provisions of 14 CFR 43.3 and 43.7, the 
actions required by paragraphs (g) and (h) of this AD, to include 
all subparagraphs, may be performed by the 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 91.417. This 
authority is not applicable to airplanes being operated under 14 CFR 
part 119.

(j) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (1) The Manager, Atlanta 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

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appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the 
ACO, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph 
(j)(1) 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.

(k) Related Information

    For more information about this AD, contact Ansel James, 
Aerospace Engineer, Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, 1701 
Columbia Avenue, College Park, Georgia 30337; telephone: (404) 474-
5576; fax: (404) 474-5606; email: ansel.james@faa.gov.

(l) 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) Piper Aircraft, Inc. Service Bulletin No. 1266, dated 
December 16, 2014.
    (ii) Reserved.
    (3) For Piper Aircraft, Inc. service information identified in 
this AD, contact Piper Aircraft, Inc., Customer Service, 2926 Piper 
Drive, Vero Beach, Florida 32960; telephone: (877) 879-0275; fax: 
none; email: customer.service@piper.com; Internet: www.piper.com.
    (4) You may view this service information at 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.
    (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.

    Appendix to AD 2015-24-05--Models Affected/Model Serial Numbers/
   Applicable Text for Supplemental Page to Pilot's Operating Handbook
                   (POH)/Airplane Flight Manual (AFM)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                      Placard text for
       Models affected          Model serial No.     limitations section
                                                       of the POH/AFM
------------------------------------------------------------------------
PA-24-250 Comanche with fuel  24-2563, 24-2844      WARNING--UNCOORDINAT
 injection.                    through 24-3641, 24-  ED MANEUVERS,
                               3643 through 24-      INCLUDING SIDE
                               3687.                 SLIPS OF 30 SECONDS
                                                     OR MORE, FOR ANY
                                                     REASON, AND FAST
                                                     TAXI TURNS JUST
                                                     PRIOR TO TAKEOFF
                                                     CAN CAUSE LOSS OF
                                                     POWER IF FUEL TANK
                                                     IN USE IS LESS THAN
                                                     \1/2\ FULL.
PA-24-260 Comanche with fuel  24-3642, 24-4000      WARNING--UNCOORDINAT
 injection.                    through 24-4299, 24-  ED MANEUVERS,
                               4300 through 24-      INCLUDING SIDE
                               4782, 24-4784         SLIPS OF 30 SECONDS
                               through 24-4803.      OR MORE, FOR ANY
                                                     REASON, AND FAST
                                                     TAXI TURNS JUST
                                                     PRIOR TO TAKEOFF
                                                     CAN CAUSE LOSS OF
                                                     POWER IF FUEL TANK
                                                     IN USE IS LESS THAN
                                                     \1/2\ FULL.
PA-24-260 ``C'' Comanche....  24-4783, 24-4804      WARNING--UNCOORDINAT
                               through 24-5047.      ED MANEUVERS,
                                                     INCLUDING SIDE
                                                     SLIPS OF 30 SECONDS
                                                     OR MORE, FOR ANY
                                                     REASON, AND FAST
                                                     TAXI TURNS JUST
                                                     PRIOR TO TAKEOFF
                                                     CAN CAUSE LOSS OF
                                                     POWER IF FUEL TANK
                                                     IN USE IS LESS THAN
                                                     \1/2\ FULL.
PA-24-400 Comanche..........  26-1 through 26-148.  WARNING--UNCOORDINAT
                                                     ED MANEUVERS,
                                                     INCLUDING SIDE
                                                     SLIPS OF 30 SECONDS
                                                     OR MORE, FOR ANY
                                                     REASON, AND FAST
                                                     TAXI TURNS JUST
                                                     PRIOR TO TAKEOFF
                                                     CAN CAUSE LOSS OF
                                                     POWER IF FUEL TANK
                                                     IN USE IS NOT FULL.
PA-31 & PA-31-300 Navajo....  31-2 to 31-861, 31-   WARNING--UNCOORDINAT
                               7300901 through 31-   ED MANEUVERS,
                               7300923, 31-          INCLUDING SIDE
                               7300925, 31-          SLIPS OF 30 SECONDS
                               7300927, 31-          OR MORE, FOR ANY
                               7300929, 31-7300931.  REASON, AND FAST
                                                     TAXI TURNS JUST
                                                     PRIOR TO TAKEOFF
                                                     CAN CAUSE LOSS OF
                                                     POWER IF FUEL TANKS
                                                     IN USE ARE LESS
                                                     THAN \3/4\ FULL.
PA-31P Navajo...............  31P-1 through 31P-    WARNING--UNCOORDINAT
                               80, 31P-7300110       ED MANEUVERS,
                               through 31P-7300115.  INCLUDING SIDE
                                                     SLIPS OF 30 SECONDS
                                                     OR MORE, FOR ANY
                                                     REASON, AND FAST
                                                     TAXI TURNS JUST
                                                     PRIOR TO TAKEOFF
                                                     CAN CAUSE LOSS OF
                                                     POWER IF FUEL TANKS
                                                     IN USE ARE LESS
                                                     THAN \3/4\ FULL.
PA-23-250 (six place) Aztec   27-2322 through 27-   WARNING--UNCOORDINAT
 B with fuel injection.        2504.                 ED MANEUVERS,
                                                     INCLUDING SIDE
                                                     SLIPS OF 30 SECONDS
                                                     OR MORE, FOR ANY
                                                     REASON, AND FAST
                                                     TAXI TURNS JUST
                                                     PRIOR TO TAKEOFF
                                                     CAN CAUSE LOSS OF
                                                     POWER IF FUEL TANKS
                                                     IN USE ARE LESS
                                                     THAN \1/2\ FULL.

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PA-23-250 (six place) Aztec   27-2505 through 27-   WARNING--UNCOORDINAT
 ``C'' PA-E23-250 (six         3836, 27-3838         ED MANEUVERS,
 place) Aztec ``C''.           through 27-3943.      INCLUDING SIDE
                                                     SLIPS OF 30 SECONDS
                                                     OR MORE, FOR ANY
                                                     REASON, AND FAST
                                                     TAXI TURNS JUST
                                                     PRIOR TO TAKEOFF
                                                     CAN CAUSE LOSS OF
                                                     POWER IF FUEL TANKS
                                                     IN USE ARE LESS
                                                     THAN \1/2\ FULL.
PA-23-250 (six place) Aztec   27-3837, 27-3944      WARNING--UNCOORDINAT
 ``D'' PA-E23-250 (six         through 27-4425, 27-  ED MANEUVERS,
 place) Aztec ``D''.           4427 through 27-      INCLUDING SIDE
                               4573.                 SLIPS OF 30 SECONDS
                                                     OR MORE, FOR ANY
                                                     REASON, AND FAST
                                                     TAXI TURNS JUST
                                                     PRIOR TO TAKEOFF
                                                     CAN CAUSE LOSS OF
                                                     POWER IF FUEL TANKS
                                                     IN USE ARE LESS
                                                     THAN \1/2\ FULL.
PA-23-250 (six place) Aztec   27-4426, 27-4574      WARNING--UNCOORDINAT
 ``E'' PA-E23-250 (six         through 27-7405476.   ED MANEUVERS,
 place) Aztec ``E''.                                 INCLUDING SIDE
                                                     SLIPS OF 30 SECONDS
                                                     OR MORE, FOR ANY
                                                     REASON, AND FAST
                                                     TAXI TURNS JUST
                                                     PRIOR TO TAKEOFF
                                                     CAN CAUSE LOSS OF
                                                     POWER IF FUEL TANKS
                                                     IN USE ARE LESS
                                                     THAN \1/2\ FULL.
PA-30 Twin Comanche.........  30-1 through 30-2000  WARNING--UNCOORDINAT
                                                     ED MANEUVERS,
                                                     INCLUDING SIDE
                                                     SLIPS OF 30 SECONDS
                                                     OR MORE, FOR ANY
                                                     REASON, AND FAST
                                                     TAXI TURNS JUST
                                                     PRIOR TO TAKEOFF
                                                     CAN CAUSE LOSS OF
                                                     POWER IF FUEL TANKS
                                                     IN USE ARE LESS
                                                     THAN \1/4\ FULL.
PA-39 Twin Comanche.........  39-1 through 39-155.  WARNING--UNCOORDINAT
                                                     ED MANEUVERS,
                                                     INCLUDING SIDE
                                                     SLIPS OF 30 SECONDS
                                                     OR MORE, FOR ANY
                                                     REASON, AND FAST
                                                     TAXI TURNS JUST
                                                     PRIOR TO TAKEOFF
                                                     CAN CAUSE LOSS OF
                                                     POWER IF FUEL TANKS
                                                     IN USE ARE LESS
                                                     THAN \1/4\ FULL.
------------------------------------------------------------------------


    Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on November 24, 2015.
Pat Mullen,
Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-30633 Filed 12-7-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P