Airworthiness Directives; REIMS AVIATION S.A. Airplanes, 66524-66526 [2016-22830]

Download as PDF 66524 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 28, 2016 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [Docket No. FAA–2016–8161; Directorate Identifier 2016–CE–018–AD; Amendment 39–18664; AD 2016–19–15] Albert Mercado, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329– 4119; fax: (816) 329–4090; email: albert.mercado@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: RIN 2120–AA64 Discussion Airworthiness Directives; REIMS AVIATION S.A. Airplanes We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to certain REIMS AVIATION S.A. Model F406 airplanes. The NPRM was published in the Federal Register on July 7, 2016 (81 FR 44244). The NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products and was based on mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country. The MCAI states: Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain REIMS AVIATION S.A. Model F406 airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as cracks found in the horizontal stabilizer rear attach structure and the vertical fin rear spar attach structure. We are issuing this AD to prevent structural failure of the horizontal stabilizer and/or the vertical fin rear spar attach structure, which could result in damage to the airplane and loss of control. DATES: This AD is effective November 2, 2016. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of November 2, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2016– 8161; or in person at Document Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. For service information identified in this AD, contact ASI Aviation, ´ Aerodrome de Reims Prunay, 51360 Prunay, France; telephone: +33 3 26 48 46 84; fax: +33 3 26 49 18 57; email: contact@asi-aviation.fr; Internet: http:// asi-aviation.fr/page-Accueil.html. 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. It is also available on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for Docket No. FAA–2016–8161. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 Sep 27, 2016 Jkt 238001 Fatigue cracks and holes elongation were found on horizontal stabilizer fittings on F406 aeroplanes having accumulated more than 2 500 flight hours (FH). This condition, if not detected and corrected, could result in loss of structural integrity of the horizontal stabilizer fittings. To initially address this issue, DGAC France published AD 2001–161 to require repetitive visual inspections of the fittings, and, dependings on findings, replacement with a serviceable part. Since that AD was issued, during maintenance, cracks were found on a slice plate of horizontal stabilizer fittings. Consequently, ASI Aviation issued Service Bulletin (SB) CAB01–5 Revision 2 to provide instructions for additional eddy-current nondestructive test (NDT) inspections. For the reasons described above, this AD retains the requirements of DGAC France AD 2001–161, which is superseded, and requires the additional NDT inspections. The MCAI can be found in the AD docket on the Internet at https:// www.regulations.gov/document?D =FAA-2016-8161-0002. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM (81 FR 44244, July 7, 2016) or on the determination of the cost to the public. Conclusion We reviewed the relevant data and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting this AD as proposed except for minor editorial changes. We have determined that these minor changes: • Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM (81 FR 44244, July 7, 2016) for correcting the unsafe condition; and PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 • Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already proposed in the NPRM (81 FR 44244, July 7, 2016). Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 We reviewed ASI Aviation Service Bulletin CAB01–5 Rev 2, dated December 3, 2015. The service information describes procedures for inspecting the horizontal stabilizer rear attach structure and the vertical fin rear spar attach structure for cracks and oversized bolt holes and making all necessary repairs and replacements. 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 AD. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD will affect 7 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it will take about 20.5 work-hours per product to comply with the basic inspections requirements of this AD (18 work-hours to remove the horizontal stabilizer to gain access for the inspection and 2.5 work-hours to do the inspection). The average labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of the inspection on U.S. operators to be $12,197.50, or $1,742.50 per product. We estimate that it will take about 25 work-hours per product to reinstall the horizontal stabilizer after doing the inspection and any necessary repairs or replacements. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this action on U.S. operators to be $14,875, or $2,125 per product. In addition, we estimate any necessary corrective actions as follows: —Installing Service Kit SKRA406–11– Rev. 2 will take about 3 work-hours and require parts costing $65, for a cost of $320 per product. We have no way of determining the number of products that may need this action. —Installing Service Kit SK406–137 (which superseded Service Kit SKRA406–12–Rev. 2) will take about 20 work-hours and require parts costing $2,000, for a cost of $3,800 per product. We have no way of determining the number of products that may need this action. —Installing Service Kit SKRA406–13– Rev. 2 will take about 8 work-hours and require parts costing $1,800, for a cost of $2,480 per product. We have no way of determining the number of products that may need this action. E:\FR\FM\28SER1.SGM 28SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 28, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. ‘‘Subtitle VII: Aviation Programs,’’ describes in more detail the scope of the Agency’s authority. We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in ‘‘Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: General requirements.’’ Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. Regulatory Findings We determined that this AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify this AD: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979), (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and (4) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new AD: ■ 2016–19–15 REIMS AVIATION S.A.: Amendment 39–18664; Docket No. FAA–2016–8161; Directorate Identifier 2016–CE–018–AD. (a) Effective Date This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective November 2, 2016. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to REIMS AVIATION S.A. F406 airplanes, serial numbers F406–0001 through F406–0098, certificated in any category. (d) Subject Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Code 55: Stabilizers. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES Examining the AD Docket (e) Reason This AD was prompted by mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as cracks found in the horizontal stabilizer rear attach structure and the vertical fin rear spar attach structure. We are issuing this AD to prevent structural failure of the horizontal stabilizer and/or the vertical fin rear spar attach structure, which could result in damage to the airplane and loss of control. You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2016– 8161; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains the NPRM, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Office (telephone (800) 647– 5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. (f) Actions and Compliance Unless already done, do the following actions: (1) At whichever of the compliance times specified in paragraphs (f)(1)(i) through (iii) of this AD that occurs the latest after November 2, 2016 (the effective date of this AD), and repetitively thereafter every 2,400 hours time-in-service (TIS), do a visual and non-destructive test (NDT) inspection of the horizontal stabilizer splice plate assembly, part number (P/N) 6032183–1 or P/N 406– 5518–32183–100 (as applicable), and the attach structure assembly P/N 6031210–1. Do the inspections following the Accomplishment Instructions in ASI VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 Sep 27, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 66525 Aviation Service Bulletin CAB01–5 Rev 2, dated December 3, 2015. (i) Before accumulating 2,500 hours TIS; or (ii) Within the next 100 hours TIS; or (iii) At the next 600-hour inspection. (2) During any inspection required by paragraph (f)(1) of this AD, if any oversized bolt hole or crack is detected on the horizontal stabilizer splice plate assembly or attach structure assembly, before further flight, repair or replace the affected part with a serviceable part following the Accomplishment Instructions in ASI Aviation Service Bulletin CAB01–5 Rev 2, dated December 3, 2015. After taking the necessary corrective action, continue with the repetitive inspection specified in paragraph (f)(1) of this AD. (g) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, Standards Office, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Send information to ATTN: Albert Mercado, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4119; fax: (816) 329– 4090; email: albert.mercado@faa.gov. Before using any approved AMOC on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify your appropriate principal inspector (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local FSDO. (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer or other source, use these actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered FAA-approved if they are approved by the State of Design Authority (or their delegated agent). You are required to assure the product is airworthy before it is returned to service. (3) Reporting Requirements: For any reporting requirement in this AD, a federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection of information displays a current valid OMB Control Number. The OMB Control Number for this information collection is 2120–0056. Public reporting for this collection of information is estimated to be approximately 5 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, completing and reviewing the collection of information. All responses to this collection of information are mandatory. Comments concerning the accuracy of this burden and suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to the FAA at: 800 Independence Ave SW., Washington, DC 20591, Attn: Information Collection Clearance Officer, AES–200. (h) Related Information Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD No.: 2016–0101, dated 25 May 25, 2016, and ASI Aviation Service Kit SKRA40611–Rev. 2, dated December 3, 2015, E:\FR\FM\28SER1.SGM 28SER1 66526 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 28, 2016 / Rules and Regulations ASI Service Kit SK406–137, dated December 3, 2015 (which superseded ASI Aviation Service Kit SKRA406–12–Rev. 2, dated December 3, 2015), and ASI Aviation Service Kit SKRA406–13–Rev. 2, dated December 3, 2015, for related information. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at https://www.regulations.gov/ document?D=FAA-2016-8161-0002. (i) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless this AD specifies otherwise. (i) ASI Aviation Service Bulletin CAB01– 5 Rev 2, dated December 3, 2015. (ii) Reserved. (3) For ASI Aviation service information identified in this AD, contact ASI Aviation, ´ Aerodrome de Reims Prunay, 51360 Prunay, France; telephone: +33 3 26 48 46 84; fax: +33 3 26 49 18 57; email: contact@asiaviation.fr; Internet: http://asi-aviation.fr/ page-Accueil.html. (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (816) 329–4148. In addition, you can access this service information on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2016–8161. (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on September 16, 2016. Pat Mullen, Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2016–22830 Filed 9–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 17 CFR Part 275 [Release No. IA–4532; File No. S7–16–16] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES Political Contributions by Certain Investment Advisers: Ban on ThirdParty Solicitation; Order With Respect to FINRA Rule 2030 Securities and Exchange Commission. ACTION: Order. AGENCY: The Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’ or ‘‘SEC’’) is issuing an order finding that SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 Sep 27, 2016 Jkt 238001 Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (‘‘FINRA’’) rule 2030 (the ‘‘FINRA Pay to Play Rule’’) imposes substantially equivalent or more stringent restrictions on broker-dealers than rule 206(4)–5 (the ‘‘SEC Pay to Play Rule) under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the ‘‘Advisers Act’’) imposes on investment advisers and is consistent with the objectives of the SEC Pay to Play Rule. DATES: This Order was issued by the Commission on September 20, 2016. ADDRESSES: Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sirimal R. Mukerjee, Senior Counsel, Melissa Roverts Harke, Senior Special Counsel, or Sara Cortes, Assistant Director, at (202) 551–6787 or IArules@ sec.gov, Investment Adviser Regulation Office, Division of Investment Management, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–8549. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The SEC Pay to Play Rule [17 CFR 275.206(4)–5] under the Advisers Act [15 U.S.C. 80b] prohibits an investment adviser from providing advisory services for compensation to a government client for two years after the adviser or certain of its executives or employees (‘‘covered associates’’) make a contribution to certain elected officials or candidates. Rule 206(4)–5 also prohibits an adviser and its covered associates from providing or agreeing to provide, directly or indirectly, payment to any third-party for a solicitation of advisory business from any government entity on behalf of such adviser, unless such third-party is a ‘‘regulated person’’ (‘‘third-party solicitor ban’’). Rule 206(4)–5 defines a ‘‘regulated person’’ as an SEC-registered investment adviser, a registered broker or dealer subject to pay to play restrictions adopted by a registered national securities association that prohibit members from engaging in distribution or solicitation activities if certain political contributions have been made, or a registered municipal advisor subject to pay to play restrictions adopted by the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board that prohibit members from engaging in distribution or solicitation activities if certain political contributions have been made. In addition, in order for a broker-dealer or municipal advisor to be a regulated person under rule 206(4)–5, the Commission must find, by order, that these pay to play rules impose substantially equivalent or more stringent restrictions on broker-dealers or municipal advisors than the SEC Pay to Play Rule imposes on investment PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 advisers and are consistent with the objectives of the SEC Pay to Play Rule. On December 16, 2015, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (‘‘FINRA’’) proposed a rule change (Exchange Act Rel. No. 76767 (Dec. 24, 2015) [80 FR 81650 (Dec. 30, 2015)]) to adopt the FINRA Pay to Play Rule, which would establish pay to play rules for its member firms. On August 25, 2016, the Commission approved the FINRA Pay to Play Rule (Exchange Act Rel. No. 78683 (Aug. 25, 2016) [81 FR 60051 (Aug. 31, 2016)]). On August 25, 2016, the Commission also issued a notice of intent to issue an order (Investment Advisers Act Rel. No. 4511 (Aug. 25, 2016) [81 FR 60653 (Sept. 2, 2016)]) finding that the FINRA Pay to Play Rule imposes substantially equivalent or more stringent restrictions on brokers-dealers than the SEC Pay to Play Rule imposes on investment advisers and is consistent with the objectives of the SEC Pay to Play Rule. The notice gave interested persons an opportunity to request a hearing and stated that an order would be issued unless a hearing was ordered. The Commission has not received a request for a hearing. Accordingly, the Commission hereby finds that the FINRA Pay to Play Rule imposes substantially equivalent or more stringent restrictions on brokerdealers than the SEC Pay to Play Rule imposes on investment advisers and is consistent with the objectives of the SEC Pay to Play Rule. By the Commission. Dated: September 20, 2016. Brent J. Fields, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–23225 Filed 9–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 17 CFR Part 275 [Release No. IA–4531; File No. S7–17–16] Political Contributions by Certain Investment Advisers: Ban on ThirdParty Solicitation; Order With Respect to MSRB Rule G–37 Securities and Exchange Commission. ACTION: Order. AGENCY: The Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’ or ‘‘SEC’’) is issuing an order finding that Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (‘‘MSRB’’) rule G–37 (the ‘‘MSRB Pay to Play Rule’’) imposes substantially SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28SER1.SGM 28SER1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2016-8161; Directorate Identifier 2016-CE-018-AD; 
Amendment 39-18664; AD 2016-19-15]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; REIMS AVIATION S.A. Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 
REIMS AVIATION S.A. Model F406 airplanes. This AD results from 
mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an 
aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe 
condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe 
condition as cracks found in the horizontal stabilizer rear attach 
structure and the vertical fin rear spar attach structure. We are 
issuing this AD to prevent structural failure of the horizontal 
stabilizer and/or the vertical fin rear spar attach structure, which 
could result in damage to the airplane and loss of control.

DATES: This AD is effective November 2, 2016.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of November 2, 
2016.

ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2016-
8161; or in person at Document Management Facility, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.
    For service information identified in this AD, contact ASI 
Aviation, A[eacute]rodrome de Reims Prunay, 51360 Prunay, France; 
telephone: +33 3 26 48 46 84; fax: +33 3 26 49 18 57; email: 
contact@asi-aviation.fr; Internet: http://asi-aviation.fr/page-Accueil.html. 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. It is also available on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for Docket No. FAA-2016-8161.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Albert Mercado, Aerospace Engineer, 
FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, 
Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329-4119; fax: (816) 329-4090; email: 
albert.mercado@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 REIMS AVIATION S.A. 
Model F406 airplanes. The NPRM was published in the Federal Register on 
July 7, 2016 (81 FR 44244). The NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe 
condition for the specified products and was based on mandatory 
continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation 
authority of another country. The MCAI states:

    Fatigue cracks and holes elongation were found on horizontal 
stabilizer fittings on F406 aeroplanes having accumulated more than 
2 500 flight hours (FH).

    This condition, if not detected and corrected, could result in 
loss of structural integrity of the horizontal stabilizer fittings.
    To initially address this issue, DGAC France published AD 2001-
161 to require repetitive visual inspections of the fittings, and, 
dependings on findings, replacement with a serviceable part.
    Since that AD was issued, during maintenance, cracks were found 
on a slice plate of horizontal stabilizer fittings. Consequently, 
ASI Aviation issued Service Bulletin (SB) CAB01-5 Revision 2 to 
provide instructions for additional eddy-current non-destructive 
test (NDT) inspections.
    For the reasons described above, this AD retains the 
requirements of DGAC France AD 2001-161, which is superseded, and 
requires the additional NDT inspections.

    The MCAI can be found in the AD docket on the Internet at https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FAA-2016-8161-0002.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM (81 FR 44244, July 7, 
2016) or on the determination of the cost to the public.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the relevant data and determined that air safety and 
the public interest require adopting this AD as proposed except for 
minor editorial changes. We have determined that these minor changes:
     Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the 
NPRM (81 FR 44244, July 7, 2016) for correcting the unsafe condition; 
and
     Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was 
already proposed in the NPRM (81 FR 44244, July 7, 2016).

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    We reviewed ASI Aviation Service Bulletin CAB01-5 Rev 2, dated 
December 3, 2015. The service information describes procedures for 
inspecting the horizontal stabilizer rear attach structure and the 
vertical fin rear spar attach structure for cracks and oversized bolt 
holes and making all necessary repairs and replacements. 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 AD.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD will affect 7 products of U.S. registry. 
We also estimate that it will take about 20.5 work-hours per product to 
comply with the basic inspections requirements of this AD (18 work-
hours to remove the horizontal stabilizer to gain access for the 
inspection and 2.5 work-hours to do the inspection). The average labor 
rate is $85 per work-hour.
    Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of the inspection on 
U.S. operators to be $12,197.50, or $1,742.50 per product.
    We estimate that it will take about 25 work-hours per product to 
reinstall the horizontal stabilizer after doing the inspection and any 
necessary repairs or replacements. Based on these figures, we estimate 
the cost of this action on U.S. operators to be $14,875, or $2,125 per 
product.
    In addition, we estimate any necessary corrective actions as 
follows:

--Installing Service Kit SKRA406-11-Rev. 2 will take about 3 work-hours 
and require parts costing $65, for a cost of $320 per product. We have 
no way of determining the number of products that may need this action.
--Installing Service Kit SK406-137 (which superseded Service Kit 
SKRA406-12-Rev. 2) will take about 20 work-hours and require parts 
costing $2,000, for a cost of $3,800 per product. We have no way of 
determining the number of products that may need this action.
--Installing Service Kit SKRA406-13-Rev. 2 will take about 8 work-hours 
and require parts costing $1,800, for a cost of $2,480 per product. We 
have no way of determining the number of products that may need this 
action.

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Authority for This Rulemaking

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

Regulatory Findings

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

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2016-
8161; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 
5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket 
contains the NPRM, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, 
and other information. The street address for the Docket Office 
(telephone (800) 647-5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will 
be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

Adoption of the Amendment

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

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

0
1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows:

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


Sec.  39.13   [Amended]

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2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by adding the following new AD:

2016-19-15 REIMS AVIATION S.A.: Amendment 39-18664; Docket No. FAA-
2016-8161; Directorate Identifier 2016-CE-018-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective November 2, 
2016.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to REIMS AVIATION S.A. F406 airplanes, serial 
numbers F406-0001 through F406-0098, certificated in any category.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Code 55: Stabilizers.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by mandatory continuing airworthiness 
information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another 
country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation 
product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as cracks found in 
the horizontal stabilizer rear attach structure and the vertical fin 
rear spar attach structure. We are issuing this AD to prevent 
structural failure of the horizontal stabilizer and/or the vertical 
fin rear spar attach structure, which could result in damage to the 
airplane and loss of control.

(f) Actions and Compliance

    Unless already done, do the following actions:
    (1) At whichever of the compliance times specified in paragraphs 
(f)(1)(i) through (iii) of this AD that occurs the latest after 
November 2, 2016 (the effective date of this AD), and repetitively 
thereafter every 2,400 hours time-in-service (TIS), do a visual and 
non-destructive test (NDT) inspection of the horizontal stabilizer 
splice plate assembly, part number (P/N) 6032183-1 or P/N 406-5518-
32183-100 (as applicable), and the attach structure assembly P/N 
6031210-1. Do the inspections following the Accomplishment 
Instructions in ASI Aviation Service Bulletin CAB01-5 Rev 2, dated 
December 3, 2015.
    (i) Before accumulating 2,500 hours TIS; or
    (ii) Within the next 100 hours TIS; or
    (iii) At the next 600-hour inspection.
    (2) During any inspection required by paragraph (f)(1) of this 
AD, if any oversized bolt hole or crack is detected on the 
horizontal stabilizer splice plate assembly or attach structure 
assembly, before further flight, repair or replace the affected part 
with a serviceable part following the Accomplishment Instructions in 
ASI Aviation Service Bulletin CAB01-5 Rev 2, dated December 3, 2015. 
After taking the necessary corrective action, continue with the 
repetitive inspection specified in paragraph (f)(1) of this AD.

(g) Other FAA AD Provisions

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, 
Standards Office, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this 
AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Send 
information to ATTN: Albert Mercado, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small 
Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 
64106; telephone: (816) 329-4119; fax: (816) 329-4090; email: 
albert.mercado@faa.gov. Before using any approved AMOC on any 
airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify your appropriate 
principal inspector (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District Office 
(FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local FSDO.
    (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain 
corrective actions from a manufacturer or other source, use these 
actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered 
FAA-approved if they are approved by the State of Design Authority 
(or their delegated agent). You are required to assure the product 
is airworthy before it is returned to service.
    (3) Reporting Requirements: For any reporting requirement in 
this AD, a federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person 
is not required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a 
penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information 
subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless 
that collection of information displays a current valid OMB Control 
Number. The OMB Control Number for this information collection is 
2120-0056. Public reporting for this collection of information is 
estimated to be approximately 5 minutes per response, including the 
time for reviewing instructions, completing and reviewing the 
collection of information. All responses to this collection of 
information are mandatory. Comments concerning the accuracy of this 
burden and suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to 
the FAA at: 800 Independence Ave SW., Washington, DC 20591, Attn: 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, AES-200.

(h) Related Information

    Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD No.: 
2016-0101, dated 25 May 25, 2016, and ASI Aviation Service Kit 
SKRA40611-Rev. 2, dated December 3, 2015,

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ASI Service Kit SK406-137, dated December 3, 2015 (which superseded 
ASI Aviation Service Kit SKRA406-12-Rev. 2, dated December 3, 2015), 
and ASI Aviation Service Kit SKRA406-13-Rev. 2, dated December 3, 
2015, for related information. You may examine the MCAI in the AD 
docket on the Internet at https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FAA-2016-8161-0002.

(i) Material Incorporated by Reference

    (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed 
in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
    (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do 
the actions required by this AD, unless this AD specifies otherwise.
    (i) ASI Aviation Service Bulletin CAB01-5 Rev 2, dated December 
3, 2015.
    (ii) Reserved.
    (3) For ASI Aviation service information identified in this AD, 
contact ASI Aviation, A[eacute]rodrome de Reims Prunay, 51360 
Prunay, France; telephone: +33 3 26 48 46 84; fax: +33 3 26 49 18 
57; email: contact@asi-aviation.fr; Internet: http://asi-aviation.fr/page-Accueil.html.
    (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Small 
Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For 
information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 
(816) 329-4148. In addition, you can access this service information 
on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and 
locating Docket No. FAA-2016-8161.
    (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated 
by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration 
(NARA). For information on the availability of this material at 
NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

    Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on September 16, 2016.
Pat Mullen,
Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-22830 Filed 9-27-16; 8:45 am]
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