Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. Turboprop and Turboshaft Engines, 67100-67102 [2016-23263]

Download as PDF 67100 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 190 / Friday, September 30, 2016 / Rules and Regulations (d) 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 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 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. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks found on the seal teeth of the HPC stage 8– 10 spool. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the HPC stage 8–10 spool, uncontained rotor release, damage to the engine, and damage to the airplane. (e) Compliance (f) Definition PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES (g) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) For the purpose of this AD, an engine shop visit is the induction of an engine into the shop for maintenance during which the compressor discharge pressure seal face is exposed. 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2016–19–09 General Electric Company: Amendment 39–18658; Docket No. FAA–2016–5307; Directorate Identifier 2016–NE–08–AD. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES (a) Effective Date This AD is effective November 4, 2016. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to General Electric Company (GE) GE90–76B, GE90–77B, GE90– 85B, GE90–90B, and GE90–94B turbofan engines with a high-pressure compressor (HPC) stage 8–10 spool, part numbers 1694M80G04, 1844M90G01, or 1844M90G02, installed. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 Sep 29, 2016 The Manager, Engine Certification Office, FAA, 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 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ Jkt 238001 (1) For more information about this AD, contact John Frost, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238–7756; fax: 781–238–7199; email: john.frost@faa.gov. (2) GE SB 72–1141, R00, dated December 2, 2015 and GE SB 72–1142, R00, dated November 30, 2015, which are not incorporated by reference in this AD, can be obtained from GE, using the contact information in paragraph (h)(3) of this AD. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact General Electric Company, GE-Aviation, Room 285, 1 Neumann Way, Cincinnati, OH 45215, phone: 513–552–3272; email: aviation.fleetsupport@ge.com. (4) 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. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on September 26, 2016. Colleen M. D’Alessandro, Manager, Engine & Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2016–23740 Filed 9–29–16; 8:45 am] Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (1) Perform an eddy current inspection (ECI) or fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI) of the seal teeth of the HPC stage 8–10 spool as follows: (i) For HPC stage 8–10 spools with fewer than 11,000 cycles since new (CSN) on the effective day of this AD, inspect at the next shop visit after reaching 6,000 CSN, not to exceed 12,500 CSN. (ii) For HPC stage 8–10 spools with 11,000 CSN or more on the effective day of this AD, inspect within the next 1,500 cycles in service. (iii) Thereafter, inspect the seal teeth of the HPC stage 8–10 spool at each shop visit. (2) Remove from service any HPC stage 8– 10 spool that fails the ECI or FPI required by paragraph (e)(1) of this AD and replace with a part eligible for installation. (3) Guidance on performing the ECI and the FPI can be found in GE Service Bulletins (SBs) SB 72–1141 R00, dated December 2, 2015 and SB 72–1142 R00, dated November 30, 2015. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: ■ (i) Material Incorporated by Reference None. Sfmt 4700 BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2015–4866; Directorate Identifier 2015–NE–33–AD; Amendment 39– 18648; AD 2016–18–17] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. Turboprop and Turboshaft Engines Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) TPE331 model turboprop engines and TSE331–3U model turboshaft engines. This AD was prompted by the discovery of cracks in a 2nd stage compressor impeller during a routine shop visit. This AD requires removal of the 2nd stage compressor impeller. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the compressor impeller, uncontained part release, damage to the engine, and damage to the airplane. DATES: This AD is effective November 4, 2016. SUMMARY: 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– 4866; 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: Joseph Costa, Aerospace Engineer, Los E:\FR\FM\30SER1.SGM 30SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 190 / Friday, September 30, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Angeles Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 3960 Paramount Blvd., Lakewood, CA 90712–4137; phone: 562–627–5246; fax: 562–627–5210; email: joseph.costa@ 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 Honeywell TPE331 model turboprop engines and TSE331– 3U model turboshaft engines. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on March 15, 2016 (81 FR 13764) (‘‘the NPRM’’). The NPRM was prompted by the discovery of cracks in a 2nd stage compressor impeller during a routine shop visit. The NPRM proposed to require removal of the 2nd stage compressor impeller. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the compressor impeller, uncontained part release, damage to the engine, and damage to the airplane. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. The following presents the comments received on the NPRM and the FAA’s response to each comment. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES Request To Change Compliance Bearskin Airlines and Turbine Standard, LTD requested that the compliance time interval be changed because many TPE331 engine operators are on a Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance (CAM) program. This program does not require impeller inspections per the overhaul manual and the impeller is not considered as ‘‘overhauled’’. AD compliance under CAM may be interpreted as being within 200 cycles or 30 to 45 days. Other commenters requested that the compliance time be changed to a less aggressive time interval appropriate to the unsafe condition. Many high-usage operators have suspect impellers that currently exceed 7,000 cycles since the last compressor inspection. We agree. We changed compliance interval in paragraph (e)(1) of this AD. Request To Allow Other Inspection Facilities To Return Impellers to Service Turbine Standard, LTD requested that this AD allow other inspection facilities to return impellers to service. There are many inspection facilities that are capable of inspecting the 2nd stage compressor impeller. We partially agree. We agree that many inspection facilities are capable of VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 Sep 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 performing a focused inspection of the 2nd stage compressor impeller. We disagree with allowing other inspection and regrinding facilities to return impellers to service. This AD does not address inspection or regrinding of the curvic area of the 2nd stage compressor impeller. Regrinding of the curvic area of the 2nd stage compressor impeller involves machining of a critical rotating part, which must be approved by the FAA. We did not change this AD. Request To Change Costs of Compliance Honeywell; Perimeter Aviation, LP; and Intercontinental Jet Service Corp. requested that the costs of compliance be changed because the NPRM is not representative of the impeller’s replacement costs. Honeywell quotes the cost of a new 2nd stage compressor impeller at $11,922.50. We partially agree. We agree with the comment because the costs were not clearly defined. We disagree with the comment because replacement costs are based on pro-rated costs that are estimated at 50% of new parts costs. Since issuing the NPRM, the FAA estimated that 30% of impellers will be scrapped; therefore, we changed the costs of compliance accordingly. Request To Include Service Information The European Aviation Safety Agency, Honeywell, and Candler & Associates, Inc. requested that service information be included in this AD. Having the service information available would aid in understanding any differences between this AD and the service information. We agree. We added Honeywell Service Bulletin (SB) TPE331–72–2208, dated July 29, 2014, as related information in this AD. 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. 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 We reviewed Honeywell SB TPE331– 72–2208, dated July 29, 2014. The SB describes procedures for replacing the 2nd stage compressor impeller. 67101 this AD. The average labor rate is $85 per hour. We also estimate that required parts will cost about $4,404.50 per engine. Based on these figures, we estimate the total cost of this AD on U.S. operators to be $18,298,000. 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 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 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. Costs of Compliance Adoption of the Amendment We estimate that this AD will affect 4,000 engines installed on airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate that it will take 2 hours per engine to comply with Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\30SER1.SGM 30SER1 67102 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 190 / Friday, September 30, 2016 / Rules and Regulations PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ 2016–18–17 Honeywell International Inc. (Type Certificate Previously Held by AlliedSignal Inc., Garrett Engine Division; Garrett Turbine Engine Company; and AiResearch Manufacturing Company of Arizona): Amendment 39–18648; Docket No. FAA–2015–4866; Directorate Identifier 2015–NE–33–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective November 4, 2016. (i) Material Incorporated by Reference None. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) TPE331–3U, –3UW, –5, –5A, –5AB, –5B, –6, –6A, –8, –10, –10AV, –10GP, –10GT, –10N, –10P, –10R, –10T, –10U, –10UA, –10UF, –10UG, –10UGR, –10UR, and –11U model turboprop engines, and TSE331–3U model turboshaft engines, with a 2nd stage compressor impeller, part number (P/N) 893482–1 through –5, inclusive, or P/N 3107056–1 or P/N 3107056–2, installed. This AD was prompted by the discovery of cracks in a 2nd stage compressor impeller during a routine shop visit. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the compressor impeller, uncontained part release, damage to the engine, and damage to the airplane. (e) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (1) Remove from service the 2nd stage compressor impeller at next removal of the 2nd stage compressor impeller from the engine or before exceeding 11,500 cycles in service after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first. (2) Reserved. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES (f) Installation Prohibition After the effective date of this AD, do not install a 2nd stage compressor impeller, part number (P/N) 893482–1 through –5, inclusive, or P/N 3107056–1 or P/N 3107056–2, into any engine. (g) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) The Manager, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, may approve AMOCs for this AD. Use the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19 to make your request. 18:28 Sep 29, 2016 Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on August 26, 2016. Colleen M. D’Alessandro, Manager, Engine & Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2016–23263 Filed 9–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 (d) Unsafe Condition VerDate Sep<11>2014 (h) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Joseph Costa, Aerospace Engineer, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 3960 Paramount Blvd., Lakewood, CA 90712– 4137; phone: 562–627–5246; fax: 562–627– 5210; email: joseph.costa@faa.gov. (2) Honeywell SB TPE331–72–2208, dated July 29, 2014, which is not incorporated by reference in this AD, can be obtained from Honeywell, using the contact information in paragraph (h)(3) of this AD. (3) For Honeywell service information identified in this AD, contact Honeywell International Inc., 111 S 34th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034–2802; phone: 800–601–3099; Internet: https:// myaerospace.honeywell.com/wps/portal/!ut/. (4) You may view this service information at FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7125. Jkt 238001 [Docket No. FAA–2016–9144; Directorate Identifier 2016–SW–014–AD; Amendment 39–18667; AD 2016–20–01] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (Bell) Helicopters Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Model 427 and Model 429 helicopters. This AD requires replacing certain engine and transmission oil check valves. This AD also prohibits installing the affected check valves on any helicopter. This AD is prompted by a report of several cracked or leaking check valves. These actions are intended to detect and prevent a cracked or leaking check valve which could result in loss of lubrication to the engine or transmission, failure of the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 engine or transmission, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. DATES: This AD becomes effective October 17, 2016. We must receive comments on this AD by November 29, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Docket: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Send comments 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 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: Deliver to the ‘‘Mail’’ address between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. 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– 9144; or in person at the Docket Operations Office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, the Transport Canada AD, the economic evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Operations Office (telephone 800–647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. For service information identified in this final rule, contact Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited, 12,800 Rue de l’Avenir, Mirabel, Quebec J7J1R4; telephone (450) 437–2862 or (800) 363– 8023; fax (450) 433–0272; or at http:// www.bellcustomer.com/files/. You may review the referenced service information at the FAA, Office of the Regional Counsel, Southwest Region, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy., Room 6N–321, Fort Worth, TX 76177. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rao Edupuganti, Aviation Safety Engineer, Regulations and Policy Group, Rotorcraft Directorate, FAA, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy., Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222–5110; email rao.edupuganti@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight safety, and we did not provide you with notice and an opportunity to provide your comments prior to it becoming effective. E:\FR\FM\30SER1.SGM 30SER1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 190 (Friday, September 30, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2015-4866; Directorate Identifier 2015-NE-33-AD; 
Amendment 39-18648; AD 2016-18-17]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. Turboprop 
and Turboshaft Engines

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 
Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) TPE331 model turboprop engines 
and TSE331-3U model turboshaft engines. This AD was prompted by the 
discovery of cracks in a 2nd stage compressor impeller during a routine 
shop visit. This AD requires removal of the 2nd stage compressor 
impeller. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the compressor 
impeller, uncontained part release, damage to the engine, and damage to 
the airplane.

DATES: This AD is effective November 4, 2016.

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-
4866; 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: Joseph Costa, Aerospace Engineer, Los

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Angeles Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, Transport Airplane 
Directorate, 3960 Paramount Blvd., Lakewood, CA 90712-4137; phone: 562-
627-5246; fax: 562-627-5210; email: joseph.costa@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 Honeywell TPE331 
model turboprop engines and TSE331-3U model turboshaft engines. The 
NPRM published in the Federal Register on March 15, 2016 (81 FR 13764) 
(``the NPRM''). The NPRM was prompted by the discovery of cracks in a 
2nd stage compressor impeller during a routine shop visit. The NPRM 
proposed to require removal of the 2nd stage compressor impeller. We 
are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the compressor impeller, 
uncontained part release, damage to the engine, and damage to the 
airplane.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. The following presents the comments received on the NPRM and 
the FAA's response to each comment.

Request To Change Compliance

    Bearskin Airlines and Turbine Standard, LTD requested that the 
compliance time interval be changed because many TPE331 engine 
operators are on a Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance (CAM) program. 
This program does not require impeller inspections per the overhaul 
manual and the impeller is not considered as ``overhauled''. AD 
compliance under CAM may be interpreted as being within 200 cycles or 
30 to 45 days.
    Other commenters requested that the compliance time be changed to a 
less aggressive time interval appropriate to the unsafe condition. Many 
high-usage operators have suspect impellers that currently exceed 7,000 
cycles since the last compressor inspection.
    We agree. We changed compliance interval in paragraph (e)(1) of 
this AD.

Request To Allow Other Inspection Facilities To Return Impellers to 
Service

    Turbine Standard, LTD requested that this AD allow other inspection 
facilities to return impellers to service. There are many inspection 
facilities that are capable of inspecting the 2nd stage compressor 
impeller.
    We partially agree. We agree that many inspection facilities are 
capable of performing a focused inspection of the 2nd stage compressor 
impeller. We disagree with allowing other inspection and regrinding 
facilities to return impellers to service. This AD does not address 
inspection or regrinding of the curvic area of the 2nd stage compressor 
impeller. Regrinding of the curvic area of the 2nd stage compressor 
impeller involves machining of a critical rotating part, which must be 
approved by the FAA. We did not change this AD.

Request To Change Costs of Compliance

    Honeywell; Perimeter Aviation, LP; and Intercontinental Jet Service 
Corp. requested that the costs of compliance be changed because the 
NPRM is not representative of the impeller's replacement costs. 
Honeywell quotes the cost of a new 2nd stage compressor impeller at 
$11,922.50.
    We partially agree. We agree with the comment because the costs 
were not clearly defined. We disagree with the comment because 
replacement costs are based on pro-rated costs that are estimated at 
50% of new parts costs. Since issuing the NPRM, the FAA estimated that 
30% of impellers will be scrapped; therefore, we changed the costs of 
compliance accordingly.

Request To Include Service Information

    The European Aviation Safety Agency, Honeywell, and Candler & 
Associates, Inc. requested that service information be included in this 
AD. Having the service information available would aid in understanding 
any differences between this AD and the service information.
    We agree. We added Honeywell Service Bulletin (SB) TPE331-72-2208, 
dated July 29, 2014, as related information in this AD.

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.
    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

    We reviewed Honeywell SB TPE331-72-2208, dated July 29, 2014. The 
SB describes procedures for replacing the 2nd stage compressor 
impeller.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD will affect 4,000 engines installed on 
airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate that it will take 2 hours per 
engine to comply with this AD. The average labor rate is $85 per hour. 
We also estimate that required parts will cost about $4,404.50 per 
engine. Based on these figures, we estimate the total cost of this AD 
on U.S. operators to be $18,298,000.

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 
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 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.

Adoption of the Amendment

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

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PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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

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


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

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

2016-18-17 Honeywell International Inc. (Type Certificate Previously 
Held by AlliedSignal Inc., Garrett Engine Division; Garrett Turbine 
Engine Company; and AiResearch Manufacturing Company of Arizona): 
Amendment 39-18648; Docket No. FAA-2015-4866; Directorate Identifier 
2015-NE-33-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective November 4, 2016.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) 
TPE331-3U, -3UW, -5, -5A, -5AB, -5B, -6, -6A, -8, -10, -10AV, -10GP, 
-10GT, -10N, -10P, -10R, -10T, -10U, -10UA, -10UF, -10UG, -10UGR, -
10UR, and -11U model turboprop engines, and TSE331-3U model 
turboshaft engines, with a 2nd stage compressor impeller, part 
number (P/N) 893482-1 through -5, inclusive, or P/N 3107056-1 or P/N 
3107056-2, installed.

(d) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by the discovery of cracks in a 2nd stage 
compressor impeller during a routine shop visit. We are issuing this 
AD to prevent failure of the compressor impeller, uncontained part 
release, damage to the engine, and damage to the airplane.

(e) Compliance

    Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, 
unless already done.
    (1) Remove from service the 2nd stage compressor impeller at 
next removal of the 2nd stage compressor impeller from the engine or 
before exceeding 11,500 cycles in service after the effective date 
of this AD, whichever occurs first.
    (2) Reserved.

(f) Installation Prohibition

    After the effective date of this AD, do not install a 2nd stage 
compressor impeller, part number (P/N) 893482-1 through -5, 
inclusive, or P/N 3107056-1 or P/N 3107056-2, into any engine.

(g) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    The Manager, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, may 
approve AMOCs for this AD. Use the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19 
to make your request.

(h) Related Information

    (1) For more information about this AD, contact Joseph Costa, 
Aerospace Engineer, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, 
Transport Airplane Directorate, 3960 Paramount Blvd., Lakewood, CA 
90712-4137; phone: 562-627-5246; fax: 562-627-5210; email: 
joseph.costa@faa.gov.
    (2) Honeywell SB TPE331-72-2208, dated July 29, 2014, which is 
not incorporated by reference in this AD, can be obtained from 
Honeywell, using the contact information in paragraph (h)(3) of this 
AD.
    (3) For Honeywell service information identified in this AD, 
contact Honeywell International Inc., 111 S 34th Street, Phoenix, AZ 
85034-2802; phone: 800-601-3099; Internet: https://myaerospace.honeywell.com/wps/portal/!ut/.
    (4) You may view this service information at FAA, Engine & 
Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA. For 
information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 
781-238-7125.

(i) Material Incorporated by Reference

    None.

    Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on August 26, 2016.
Colleen M. D'Alessandro,
Manager, Engine & Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-23263 Filed 9-29-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P