Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. Turboshaft Engines, 12843-12845 [2016-05461]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 48 / Friday, March 11, 2016 / Proposed Rules JR32318A, before exceeding the cyclic life limits specified in paragraphs (e)(3)(i)(A) through (e)(3)(i)(E) of this AD, as follows: (A) For RRD Tay 650–15 engines operated under engine flight plan profile A, the cyclic life limit for stage 1 HPT disk, P/N JR33838, and stage 1 LPT disk, P/N JR32318A, is 23,000 FCSN. (B) For RRD Tay 650–15 engines operated under engine flight plan profile B, the cyclic life limit for stage 1 HPT disk, P/N JR33838, is 20,000 FCSN; and the cyclic life limit for stage 1 LPT disk, P/N JR32318A, is 21,000 FCSN. (C) For RRD Tay 650–15 engines operated under engine flight plan profile C, the cyclic life limit for stage 1 HPT disk, P/N JR33838, is 14,700 FCSN; and the cyclic life limit for stage 1 LPT disk, P/N JR32318A, is 18,000 FCSN. (D) For RRD Tay 650–15 engines operated under engine flight plan profile D, the cyclic life limit for stage 1 HPT disk, P/N JR33838, is 11,000 FCSN; and the cyclic life limit for stage 1 LPT disk, P/N JR32318A, is 14,250 FCSN. (E) For RRD Tay 651–54 engines operated under any engine flight plan profile, the cyclic life limit for stage 1 HPT disk, P/N JR33838, is 12,600 FCSN and the cyclic life limit for stage 1 LPT disk, P/N JR32318A, is 20,000 FCSN. (ii) Reserved. (f) Installation Prohibition After the effective date of this AD, do not install any part identified in paragraph (e) of this AD into any engine, or return any engine to service with any part identified in paragraph (e) of this AD, installed, if the part exceeds the cyclic life limit specified in paragraphs (e)(2) and (e)(3) of this AD. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS (g) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) The Manager, Engine Certification Office, may approve AMOCs for this AD. Use the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19 to make your request. You may email your request to: ANE-AD-AMOC@faa.gov. (h) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Philip Haberlen, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238– 7770; fax: 781–238–7199; email: philip.haberlen@faa.gov. (2) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency, AD 2015–0056, dated March 31, 2015, for more information. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating it in Docket No. FAA–2006–25513. (3) Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Alert Non-Modification Service Bulletin No. TAY–72–A1821, Revision 1, dated March 26, 2015 can be obtained from Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, using the contact information in paragraph (h)(4) of this AD. (4) For service information identified in this AD, contact Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, Eschenweg 11, Dahlewitz, 15827 Blankenfelde-Mahlow, Germany; phone: 49– 0–33–7086–1064; fax: 49–0–33–7086–3276. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:25 Mar 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 (5) You may view this service information at the FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7125. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on February 26, 2016. Colleen M. D’Alessandro, Manager, Engine & Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2016–05463 Filed 3–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2010–0219; Directorate Identifier 2010–NE–14–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. Turboshaft Engines Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2010–11– 10 that applies to all Turbomeca S.A., Astazou XIV B and XIV H turboshaft engines. AD 2010–11–10 requires inspection of certain third stage turbine wheels and removal of any damaged wheel. This AD was prompted by a report of a third stage turbine wheel crack detected during engine overhaul. This proposed AD would expand the population and frequency of repetitive inspections. We are proposing this AD to prevent uncontained failure of the third stage turbine wheel, which could result in damage to the engine and damage to the helicopter. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by May 10, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this proposed AD, contact Turbomeca SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 12843 S.A., 40220 Tarnos, France; phone: (33) 05 59 74 40 00; fax: (33) 05 59 74 45 15. You may view this service information at the FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7125. 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–2010– 0219; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this proposed AD, the mandatory continuing airworthiness information, regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Brian Kierstead, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238–7772, fax: 781– 238–7199; email: brian.kierstead@ faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2010–0219; Directorate Identifier 2010–NE–14–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this proposed AD because of those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we receive about this proposed AD. Discussion On May 19, 2010, we issued AD 2010–11–10, Amendment 39–16315 (75 FR 30270, June 1, 2010), (‘‘AD 2010–11– 10’’), for all Turbomeca S.A., Astazou XIV B and XIV H turboshaft engines. AD 2010–11–10 requires inspection of E:\FR\FM\11MRP1.SGM 11MRP1 12844 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 48 / Friday, March 11, 2016 / Proposed Rules certain third stage turbine wheels and removal of any damaged wheel. AD 2010–11–10 resulted from European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issuing an AD to identify and correct an unsafe condition on Turbomeca engines. We are issuing this AD to prevent uncontained failures of the third stage turbine wheel, which could result in damage to the engine and damage to the helicopter. Actions Since AD 2010–11–10 Was Issued Since we issued AD 2010–11–10, Turbomeca reported a cracked third stage turbine wheel discovered during engine overhaul. As a result of the crack, Turbomeca S.A., expanded the population of affected wheels and inspection frequency. Turbomeca S.A., Mandatory Service Bulletin (MSB) No. 283 72 0804, Version D, dated July 24, 2015 addresses the increased population and inspection frequency. Also, since we issued AD 2010–11–10, (EASA) has issued AD 2015–0211, dated October 15, 2015, which supersedes EASA AD 2010–0004, dated January 5, 2010. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 Turbomeca S.A., has issued MSB No. 283 72 0804, Version D, dated July 24, 2015. That MSB describes procedures for expanding the frequency of repetitive inspections. This service information is reasonably available because the interested parties have access to it through their normal course of business or by the means identified in the ADDRESSES section of this NPRM. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Other Related Service Information Turbomeca S.A., has issued Service Bulletin (SB) No. 283 72 0805, Version B, dated December 15, 2010. That SB describes terminating action for the inspections. This service information is reasonably available because the interested parties have access to it through their normal course of business or by the means identified in the ADDRESSES section of this NPRM. FAA’s Determination We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all the relevant information and determined the unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or develop in other products of the same type design. Proposed AD Requirements This proposed AD would require expanding the frequency of repetitive inspections. We are proposing this AD to prevent uncontained failure of the third stage turbine wheel, which could VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:25 Mar 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 result in damage to the engine, and damage to the helicopter. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this proposed AD affects seven engines installed on helicopters of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it would take about 5 hours per engine to comply with this proposed AD. The average labor rate is $85 per hour. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this proposed AD on U.S. operators to be $2,975. 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 have determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national Government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify that the proposed regulation: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979), (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska to the extent that it justifies making a regulatory distinction, and (4) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by removing airworthiness directive (AD) 2010–11–10, Amendment 39–16315 (75 FR 30270, June 1, 2010), (‘‘AD 2010–11– 10’’), and adding the following new AD: ■ Turbomeca S.A.: Docket No. FAA–2010– 0219 Directorate Identifier 2010–NE–14– AD. (a) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by May 10, 2016. (b) Affected ADs This AD supersedes AD 2010–11–10. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Turbomeca S.A., Astazou XIV B and XIV H turboshaft engines with the following part number (P/N) and serial number (S/N) third stage turbine wheels that incorporate modification AB 173 (Turbomeca S.A., Service Bulletin (SB) No. 283 72 0091) or modification AB 208 (Turbomeca S.A., SB No. 283 72 0117). This AD does not apply to third stage turbine wheels that incorporate Turbomeca SB No. 283 72 805. (1) Third stage turbine wheels, P/N 0 265 25 700 0, all S/Ns; (2) Third stage turbine wheels, P/N 0 265 25 702 0, all S/Ns; (3) Third stage turbine wheels, P/N 0 265 25 706 0, all S/Ns; (4) Third stage turbine wheels, P/N 0 265 25 705 0, with an S/N listed in Appendix 2.1 of Turbomeca S.A., Mandatory Service Bulletin (MSB) No. 283 72 0804, Version D, dated July 24, 2015. (d) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by a report of a third stage turbine wheel crack detected during engine overhaul. We are issuing this AD to prevent uncontained failure of the third stage turbine wheel, which could result in damage to the engine and damage to the helicopter. (e) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (1) Perform a dye penetrant inspection of the third stage turbine wheel. Use paragraph E:\FR\FM\11MRP1.SGM 11MRP1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 48 / Friday, March 11, 2016 / Proposed Rules 2.4.2.2 of Turbomeca S.A., MSB No. 283 72 0804, Version D, dated July 24, 2015, to do the inspection, as follows: (i) Inspect third stage turbine wheels with 300 engine cycles (EC) or more accumulated since last inspection, or since new, or since last overhaul, or since repair, within 100 EC after the effective date of this AD. (ii) Inspect third stage turbine wheels with less than 300 EC accumulated since last inspection, or since new, or since last overhaul, or since repair, within 400 EC since last inspection, or since new, or since last overhaul, or since repair. (2) Repeat the inspection required by this AD within 400 EC since last inspection. (3) Remove from service any third stage turbine wheels that fail the inspection required by this AD. (f) Optional Terminating Action Application of Turbomeca S.A., SB No. 283 72 0805, Version B, dated December 15, 2010 is terminating action for the inspections required by paragraphs (e)(1) and (e)(2) of this AD. (g) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) The Manager, Engine Certification Office, may approve AMOCs for this AD. Use the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19 to make your request. You may email your request to: ANE-AD-AMOC@faa.gov. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS (h) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Brian Kierstead, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238– 7772; fax: 781–238–7199; email: brian.kierstead@faa.gov. (2) Refer to MCAI EASA AD 2015–0211, dated October 15, 2015, for related information. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating it in Docket No. FAA–2010–0219. (3) Turbomeca S.A., MSB No. 283 72 0804, Version D, dated July 24, 2015 and Turbomeca S.A., SB No. 283 72 0805, Version B, dated December 15, 2010, can be obtained from Turbomeca, using the contact information in paragraph (h)(4) of this AD. (4) For service information identified in this proposed AD, contact Turbomeca S.A., 40220 Tarnos, France; phone: (33) 05 59 74 40 00; fax: (33) 05 59 74 45 15. (5) You may view this service information at the FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7125. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on February 26, 2016. Colleen M. D’Alessandro, Manager, Engine & Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2016–05461 Filed 3–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:25 Mar 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2015–7857; Airspace Docket No. 15–ASW–22] Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace for the Following Oklahoma Towns; Antlers, OK; Oklahoma City, OK; Oklahoma City Wiley Post Airport, OK; and Shawnee, OK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to modify Class D airspace, Class E airspace designated as surface areas, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Antlers, OK; Oklahoma City, OK; Oklahoma City Wiley Post Airport, OK; and Shawnee, OK. The decommissioning of nondirectional radio beacons (NDB) and/or cancellation of NDB approaches due to advances in Global Positioning System (GPS) capabilities have made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the above locations. This action also would note the updated airport names of David Jay Perry Airport, Goldsby, OK; El Reno Regional Airport, Shawnee Regional Airport, and Chandler Regional Airport to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. Additionally, this action would update the geographic coordinates for Tinker AFB, El Reno Regional Airport, Wiley Post Airport, Sundance Airpark, Seminole Municipal Airport, Prague Municipal Airport, Chandler Regional Airport, Tilghman NDB, Cushing Municipal Airport, Cushing NDB, and Cushing Regional Hospital Heliport to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. SUMMARY: Comments must be received on or before April 25, 2016. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590; telephone (202) 366–9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA–2015–7857; Airspace Docket No. 15–ASW–22, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 12845 received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Docket Office (telephone 1–800– 647–5527) is on the ground floor of the building at the above address. FAA Order 7400.9Z, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/ publications/. For further information, you can contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: 202–267–8783. The Order is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of FAA Order 7400.9Z at NARA, call 202–741– 6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/ federal_register/code_of_federalregulations/ibr_locations.html. FAA Order 7400.9, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Claypool, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX, 76177; telephone (817) 222–5711. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority for This Rulemaking The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. 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. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part, A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it would amend Class E airspace at Antlers Municipal Airport, Antlers, OK; El Reno Regional Airport, Oklahoma City, OK; and Prague Municipal Airport, Shawnee, OK. Comments Invited Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions E:\FR\FM\11MRP1.SGM 11MRP1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2010-0219; Directorate Identifier 2010-NE-14-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. Turboshaft Engines

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2010-11-
10 that applies to all Turbomeca S.A., Astazou XIV B and XIV H 
turboshaft engines. AD 2010-11-10 requires inspection of certain third 
stage turbine wheels and removal of any damaged wheel. This AD was 
prompted by a report of a third stage turbine wheel crack detected 
during engine overhaul. This proposed AD would expand the population 
and frequency of repetitive inspections. We are proposing this AD to 
prevent uncontained failure of the third stage turbine wheel, which 
could result in damage to the engine and damage to the helicopter.

DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by May 10, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 
11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
     Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    For service information identified in this proposed AD, contact 
Turbomeca S.A., 40220 Tarnos, France; phone: (33) 05 59 74 40 00; fax: 
(33) 05 59 74 45 15. You may view this service information at the FAA, 
Engine & Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA. 
For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 
781-238-7125.

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-2010-
0219; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 
5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket 
contains this proposed AD, the mandatory continuing airworthiness 
information, regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other 
information. The address for the Docket Office (phone: 800-647-5527) is 
in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket 
shortly after receipt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Brian Kierstead, Aerospace 
Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller 
Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781-
238-7772, fax: 781-238-7199; email: brian.kierstead@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Comments Invited

    We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address 
listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2010-0219; 
Directorate Identifier 2010-NE-14-AD'' at the beginning of your 
comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, 
economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We 
will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend 
this proposed AD because of those comments.
    We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We 
will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we 
receive about this proposed AD.

Discussion

    On May 19, 2010, we issued AD 2010-11-10, Amendment 39-16315 (75 FR 
30270, June 1, 2010), (``AD 2010-11-10''), for all Turbomeca S.A., 
Astazou XIV B and XIV H turboshaft engines. AD 2010-11-10 requires 
inspection of

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certain third stage turbine wheels and removal of any damaged wheel. AD 
2010-11-10 resulted from European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issuing 
an AD to identify and correct an unsafe condition on Turbomeca engines.
    We are issuing this AD to prevent uncontained failures of the third 
stage turbine wheel, which could result in damage to the engine and 
damage to the helicopter.

Actions Since AD 2010-11-10 Was Issued

    Since we issued AD 2010-11-10, Turbomeca reported a cracked third 
stage turbine wheel discovered during engine overhaul. As a result of 
the crack, Turbomeca S.A., expanded the population of affected wheels 
and inspection frequency. Turbomeca S.A., Mandatory Service Bulletin 
(MSB) No. 283 72 0804, Version D, dated July 24, 2015 addresses the 
increased population and inspection frequency. Also, since we issued AD 
2010-11-10, (EASA) has issued AD 2015-0211, dated October 15, 2015, 
which supersedes EASA AD 2010-0004, dated January 5, 2010.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    Turbomeca S.A., has issued MSB No. 283 72 0804, Version D, dated 
July 24, 2015. That MSB describes procedures for expanding the 
frequency of repetitive inspections. This service information is 
reasonably available because the interested parties have access to it 
through their normal course of business or by the means identified in 
the ADDRESSES section of this NPRM.

Other Related Service Information

    Turbomeca S.A., has issued Service Bulletin (SB) No. 283 72 0805, 
Version B, dated December 15, 2010. That SB describes terminating 
action for the inspections. This service information is reasonably 
available because the interested parties have access to it through 
their normal course of business or by the means identified in the 
ADDRESSES section of this NPRM.

FAA's Determination

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

Proposed AD Requirements

    This proposed AD would require expanding the frequency of 
repetitive inspections. We are proposing this AD to prevent uncontained 
failure of the third stage turbine wheel, which could result in damage 
to the engine, and damage to the helicopter.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this proposed AD affects seven engines installed 
on helicopters of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it would take 
about 5 hours per engine to comply with this proposed AD. The average 
labor rate is $85 per hour. Based on these figures, we estimate the 
cost of this proposed AD on U.S. operators to be $2,975.

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

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

The Proposed Amendment

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

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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

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


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

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2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by removing airworthiness directive (AD) 
2010-11-10, Amendment 39-16315 (75 FR 30270, June 1, 2010), (``AD 2010-
11-10''), and adding the following new AD:

Turbomeca S.A.: Docket No. FAA-2010-0219 Directorate Identifier 
2010-NE-14-AD.

(a) Comments Due Date

    We must receive comments by May 10, 2016.

(b) Affected ADs

    This AD supersedes AD 2010-11-10.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Turbomeca S.A., Astazou XIV B and XIV H 
turboshaft engines with the following part number (P/N) and serial 
number (S/N) third stage turbine wheels that incorporate 
modification AB 173 (Turbomeca S.A., Service Bulletin (SB) No. 283 
72 0091) or modification AB 208 (Turbomeca S.A., SB No. 283 72 
0117). This AD does not apply to third stage turbine wheels that 
incorporate Turbomeca SB No. 283 72 805.
    (1) Third stage turbine wheels, P/N 0 265 25 700 0, all S/Ns;
    (2) Third stage turbine wheels, P/N 0 265 25 702 0, all S/Ns;
    (3) Third stage turbine wheels, P/N 0 265 25 706 0, all S/Ns;
    (4) Third stage turbine wheels, P/N 0 265 25 705 0, with an S/N 
listed in Appendix 2.1 of Turbomeca S.A., Mandatory Service Bulletin 
(MSB) No. 283 72 0804, Version D, dated July 24, 2015.

(d) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by a report of a third stage turbine wheel 
crack detected during engine overhaul. We are issuing this AD to 
prevent uncontained failure of the third stage turbine wheel, which 
could result in damage to the engine and damage to the helicopter.

(e) Compliance

    Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, 
unless already done.
    (1) Perform a dye penetrant inspection of the third stage 
turbine wheel. Use paragraph

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2.4.2.2 of Turbomeca S.A., MSB No. 283 72 0804, Version D, dated 
July 24, 2015, to do the inspection, as follows:
    (i) Inspect third stage turbine wheels with 300 engine cycles 
(EC) or more accumulated since last inspection, or since new, or 
since last overhaul, or since repair, within 100 EC after the 
effective date of this AD.
    (ii) Inspect third stage turbine wheels with less than 300 EC 
accumulated since last inspection, or since new, or since last 
overhaul, or since repair, within 400 EC since last inspection, or 
since new, or since last overhaul, or since repair.
    (2) Repeat the inspection required by this AD within 400 EC 
since last inspection.
    (3) Remove from service any third stage turbine wheels that fail 
the inspection required by this AD.

(f) Optional Terminating Action

    Application of Turbomeca S.A., SB No. 283 72 0805, Version B, 
dated December 15, 2010 is terminating action for the inspections 
required by paragraphs (e)(1) and (e)(2) of this AD.

(g) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

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

(h) Related Information

    (1) For more information about this AD, contact Brian Kierstead, 
Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & 
Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; 
phone: 781-238-7772; fax: 781-238-7199; email: 
brian.kierstead@faa.gov.
    (2) Refer to MCAI EASA AD 2015-0211, dated October 15, 2015, for 
related information. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on 
the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and 
locating it in Docket No. FAA-2010-0219.
    (3) Turbomeca S.A., MSB No. 283 72 0804, Version D, dated July 
24, 2015 and Turbomeca S.A., SB No. 283 72 0805, Version B, dated 
December 15, 2010, can be obtained from Turbomeca, using the contact 
information in paragraph (h)(4) of this AD.
    (4) For service information identified in this proposed AD, 
contact Turbomeca S.A., 40220 Tarnos, France; phone: (33) 05 59 74 
40 00; fax: (33) 05 59 74 45 15.
    (5) You may view this service information at the FAA, Engine & 
Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA. For 
information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 
781-238-7125.

    Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on February 26, 2016.
Colleen M. D'Alessandro,
Manager, Engine & Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-05461 Filed 3-10-16; 8:45 am]
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