Airworthiness Directives; Various Aircraft Equipped With BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG 912 A Series Engine, 81660-81663 [2016-27444]

Download as PDF 81660 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 223 / Friday, November 18, 2016 / Rules and Regulations § 1471.12 Refund of duties paid on imports of certain wool products. (a) Eligible wool. Eligible wool under the Duty Refund program means imported wool yarn of the kind described in section 505 of the Trade and Development Act of 2000 Public Law 106–200 (May 18, 2000). (b) Payments—(1) Eligibility. Persons eligible for a Duty Refund payment are manufacturers who, in the year immediately preceding the payment, were actively engaged in manufacturing wool (as determined by FAS), and in calendar years 2000, 2001, and 2002— (i) Imported eligible wool directly or indirectly; and (ii) Used the imported wool to make men’s or boy’s suits; or (iii) Further manufactured the eligible imported wool. (2) Payment amount. Persons eligible for a Duty Refund payment shall be paid the same amounts that were made to the persons by CBP through FY 2015. ■ 8. Amend § 1471.13 to revise paragraphs (a)(2)(i), (d)(3)(i)(A), and (d)(3)(ii)(A) to read as follows: mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES § 1471.13 Monetization of the wool tariff rate quota. (a) * * * (2) * * * (i) In general. The term ‘‘eligible person’’ means a manufacturer (or a successor-in-interest to the manufacturer) in the U.S. or in a Foreign-Trade Zone authorized under the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of 1934 (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u) during the calendar year immediately preceding the payment that: (A) Imported qualifying worsted wool fabric; and (B) Used the imported qualifying worsted wool fabric directly or had another person use the qualifying worsted wool fabric providing the eligible person owned the qualifying worsted wool fabric at the time it was used: (1) In the case of wool of the kind described in subheadings 9902.51.11 or 9902.51.15 of the 2014 HTS, to produce worsted wool suits, suit-type jackets and trousers for men and boys; or (2) In the case of wool fabric of the kind described in subheading 9902.51.16 of the 2014 HTS, used such wool fabric in manufacturing. * * * * * (d) * * * (3) * * * (i) * * * (A) In general. When reporting the annual dollar value and quantity of imported qualifying worsted wool fabric, an eligible person may either have cut and sewn the wool on its own VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:25 Nov 17, 2016 Jkt 241001 behalf or had another person cut and sew the wool on behalf of the eligible person, provided the eligible person owned the wool at the time it was cut and sewn. * * * * * (ii) * * * (A) In general. When reporting the annual dollar value and quantity of imported qualifying worsted wool fabric, an eligible person may either have manufactured the wool on its own behalf or had another person manufacture the wool on behalf of the eligible person, provided the eligible person owned the wool at the time of manufacture. * * * * * DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 9. Amend § 1471.14 to revise paragraph (a)(2)(i) to read as follows: SUMMARY: ■ § 1471.14 Wool yarn, wool fiber, and wool top duty compensation payment. (a) * * * (2) * * * (i) In general. The term ‘‘eligible person’’ means a manufacturer (or a successor-in-interest to the manufacturer) in the U.S. or in a Foreign-Trade Zone authorized under the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of 1934 (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u) during the calendar year immediately preceding the payment that (A) Imported qualifying wool; and (B) Manufactured the qualifying wool directly or had another person manufacture the qualifying wool providing the eligible person owned the qualifying wool at the time it was manufactured. * * * * * Dated: November 2, 2016. Philip C. Karsting, Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service, and Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation. [FR Doc. 2016–27661 Filed 11–17–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2016–9000; Directorate Identifier 2016–CE–027–AD; Amendment 39–18713; AD 2016–23–06] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Various Aircraft Equipped With BRPPowertrain GmbH & Co KG 912 A Series Engine Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for various aircraft equipped with a BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG (formerly Rotax Aircraft Engines) 912 A series engine. 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 a manufacturing defect found in certain carburetor floats where an in-flight engine shutdown and forced landing could occur when the affected cylinder had reduced or blocked fuel supply. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective December 23, 2016. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of December 23, 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– 9000; 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 BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co. KG, Welser Strasse 32, A–4623 Gunskirchen, Austria; phone: +43 7246 601 0; fax: +43 7246 601 9130; Internet: www.rotax-aircraft-engines.com. You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (816) 329–4148. It is also available on the Internet at E:\FR\FM\18NOR1.SGM 18NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 223 / Friday, November 18, 2016 / Rules and Regulations http://www.regulations.gov by searching for Docket No. FAA–2016–9000. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Rutherford, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4165; fax: (816) 329–4090; email: jim.rutherford@ 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 various aircraft equipped with a BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG (formerly Rotax Aircraft Engines) 912 A series engine. The NPRM was published in the Federal Register on September 8, 2016 (81 FR 62037). 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: Due to a quality escape in the manufacturing process of certain floats, Part Number (P/N) 861185, a partial separation of the float outer skin may occur during engine operation. Separated particles could lead to a restriction of the jets in the carburetor, possibly reducing or blocking the fuel supply to the affected cylinder. This condition, if not detected and corrected, could lead to in-flight engine shutdown and forced landing, possibly resulting in damage to the aeroplane and injury to occupants. To address this potential unsafe condition, BRP-Powertrain published Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) ASB–912–069/ASB–914–051 (single document, hereafter referred to as ‘the ASB’ in this AD), providing instructions for identification and replacement of the affected parts. For the reasons stated above, this AD required identification and replacement of the affected floats with serviceable parts. This AD is republished to correct one typographical error in Table 2 of Appendix 2, and to include reference to revision 1 of the ASB in the Referenced Publications. You may examine the MCAI on the Internet at https://www.regulations.gov/ document?D=FAA-2016-9000-0002. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:25 Nov 17, 2016 Jkt 241001 changes. We have determined that these minor changes: • Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM for correcting the unsafe condition; and • Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already proposed in the NPRM. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 We reviewed BRP-Powertrain GmbH & CO KG Rotax Aircraft Engines BRP Alert Service Bulletin ASB–912–069R1/ ASB–914–051R1 (co-published as one document), Revision 1, dated July 22, 2016. The service information describes procedures for identifying and replacing defective carburetor floats. 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 65 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it will take about 2 workhours per product to comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Required parts will cost about $100 per product. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD on U.S. operators to be $17,550, or $270 per product. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 81661 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– 9000; 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 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: ■ 2016–23–06 Various Aircraft: Amendment 39–18713; Docket No. FAA–2016–9000; Directorate Identifier 2016–CE–027–AD. (a) Effective Date This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective December 23, 2016. (b) Affected ADs None. E:\FR\FM\18NOR1.SGM 18NOR1 81662 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 223 / Friday, November 18, 2016 / Rules and Regulations (c) Applicability This AD applies to all serial numbers (S/ N) of the airplanes listed in table 1 of paragraph (c) of this AD, certificated in any category, that incorporate one of the following: (1) A BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG (formerly Rotax Aircraft Engines) 912 A series engine having a serial number with a carburetor part number (P/N) and S/N listed in table 2 of paragraph (c) of this AD, installed as noted, in cylinder head position 1 through 4; or (2) an engine that, after May 8, 2016, has had an affected float, P/N 861185, installed in service as part of the airframe. Affected floats were initially delivered between May 9, 2016, and July 17, 2016, and do not have three dots stamped on the surface, as shown in paragraph 3.3) of the Accomplishment/ Instructions in Rotax Aircraft Engines BRP Alert Service Bulletin ASB–912–069R1/ASB– 914–051R1 (co-published as one document), Revision 1, dated July 22, 2016. A certification document (e.g., Form 1), delivery document or record of previous installation of the float are acceptable to determine an initial delivery on or before May 8, 2016. TABLE 1 OF PARAGRAPH (C)—AFFECTED AIRPLANES Type certificate holder Aircraft model ˆ ´ ´ Aeromot-Industria; Mecanico-Metalurgica Ltda ......................................................... Diamond Aircraft Industries ....................................................................................... DIAMOND AIRCRAFT INDUSTRIES GmbH ............................................................ Diamond Aircraft Industries Inc. ................................................................................ HOAC-Austria ............................................................................................................ Iniziative Industriali Italiane S.p.A. ............................................................................. SCHEIBE-Flugzeugbau GmbH .................................................................................. AMT–200 ................................................. HK 36 R ‘‘SUPER DIMONA’’ .................. HK 36 TS and HK 36 TC ........................ DA20–A1 ................................................. DV 20 KATANA ...................................... Sky Arrow 650 TC .................................. SF 25C .................................................... Engine model 912 912 912 912 912 912 912 A2 A A3 A3 A3 A2 A2, 912 A3 TABLE 2 OF PARAGRAPH (C)—AFFECTED CARBURETORS Engine Cylinder position Carburetor P/N and S/N 912A1, 912A2, 912A3, 912A4 .......................... 1 or 3 ..... P/N 892500—S/Ns 161138 through 161143, 161483 through 161490, 161493 through 161507, 161516 through 161518, and 161526. P/N 892505—S/Ns 162193, 162194, 162196 through 162199, and 162205. 2 or 4 ..... 914–051R1 (co-published as one document), Revision 1, dated July 22, 2016. (d) Subject Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Code 73: Engine—Fuel and Control. (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 a manufacturing defect found in certain carburetor floats. We are issuing this AD to require actions to prevent the fuel supply to the affected cylinder from becoming reduced or blocked, which could cause an in-flight engine shutdown and result in a forced landing and damage to the airplane or injury to the occupants. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES (f) Actions and Compliance Unless already done, do the following actions: (1) Within the next 25 hours time-inservice after December 23, 2016 (the effective date of this AD) or within the next 30 days after December 23, 2016 (the effective date of this AD), whichever occurs first, replace all affected floats with a serviceable float following paragraph (3) Accomplishment/ Instructions in Rotax Aircraft Engines BRP Alert Service Bulletin ASB–912–069R1/ASB– 914–051R1 (co-published as one document), Revision 1, dated July 22, 2016. (2) As of December 23, 2016 (the effective date of this AD), do not install a float, P/N 861185, that does not have three dots stamped on the surface, as shown in paragraph (3.3) of the Accomplishment/ Instructions in Rotax Aircraft Engines BRP Alert Service Bulletin ASB–912–069R1/ASB– VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:25 Nov 17, 2016 Jkt 241001 (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: Jim Rutherford, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4165; fax: (816) 329– 4090; email: jim.rutherford@faa.gov. Before using any approved AMOC on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify your appropriate principal inspector (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local FSDO. (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer or other source, use these actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered FAA-approved if they are approved by the State of Design Authority (or their delegated agent). You are required to assure the product is airworthy before it is returned to service. (h) Related Information Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD No.: 2016–0144, correction dated July 25, 2016, and BRPPowertrain GmbH & CO KG Rotax Aircraft Engines BRP Alert Service Bulletin ASB– 912–069/ASB–914–051 (co-published as one document), dated July 14, 2016, for related information. You may examine the MCAI on the Internet at https://www.regulations.gov/ document?D=FAA-2016-9000-0002. PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (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) Rotax Aircraft Engines BRP Alert Service Bulletin ASB–912–069R1/ASB–914– 051R1 (co-published as one document), Revision 1, dated July 22, 2016. (ii) Reserved. (3) For Rotax Aircraft Engines BRP service information identified in this AD, contact BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co. KG, Welser Strasse 32, A–4623 Gunskirchen, Austria; phone: +43 7246 601 0; fax: +43 7246 601 9130; Internet: www.rotax-aircraftengines.com. (4) 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. In addition, you can access this service information on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2016–9000. (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. E:\FR\FM\18NOR1.SGM 18NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 223 / Friday, November 18, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on November 7, 2016. Pat Mullen, Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2016–27444 Filed 11–17–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security 15 CFR Part 744 [Docket No. 160106014–6728–04] RIN 0694–AG82 Temporary General License: Extension of Validity Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: On March 24, 2016, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a final rule, Temporary General License. The March 24 final rule created a temporary general license that restored, for a specified time period, the licensing requirements and policies under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) for exports, reexports, and transfers (incountry) as of March 7, 2016, to two entities (ZTE Corporation and ZTE Kangxun) that were added to the Entity List on March 8, 2016. At this time, the U.S. Government has decided to extend the temporary general license until February 27, 2017. In order to implement this decision, this final rule revises the temporary general license to remove the expiration date of November 28, 2016, and to substitute the date of February 27, 2017. This final rule makes no other changes to the EAR. DATES: This rule is effective November 18, 2016 through February 27, 2017. The expiration date of the final rule published on March 24, 2016 (81 FR 15633) is extended until February 27, 2017. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES Chair, End-User Review Committee, Office of the Assistant Secretary, Export Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce, Phone: (202) 482–5991, Email: ERC@ bis.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 24, 2016, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a final rule, Temporary General License (81 FR 15633). The March 24 final rule VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:25 Nov 17, 2016 Jkt 241001 amended the EAR by adding Supplement No. 7 to part 744 to create a temporary general license that returned, until June 30, 2016, the licensing and other policies of the EAR regarding exports, reexports, and transfers (in-country) to Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment (ZTE) Corporation and ZTE Kangxun to that which were in effect prior to their addition to the Entity List on March 8, 2016. On June 28, 2016, BIS published a final rule, Temporary General License: Extension of Validity (81 FR 41799), which extended the validity of the temporary general license until August 30, 2016. On August 19, 2016, BIS published a final rule, Temporary General License: Extension of Validity (81 FR 55372), which extended, for a second time, the validity of the Temporary General License until November 28, 2016. Details regarding the scope of the listing are at 81 FR 12004 (Mar. 8, 2016), (‘‘Additions to the Entity List’’). Details regarding the Temporary General License can be found in the March 24 final rule and in Supplement No. 7 to Part 744— Temporary General License. BIS issued the March 24 final rule, and the June 28 and August 19 extension of validity final rules, in connection with a request to remove or modify the listings. The March 24 final rule, and the June 28 and August 19 final rules, specified that the temporary general license was renewable if the U.S. Government determined, in its sole discretion, that ZTE Corporation and ZTE Kangxun were performing their undertakings to the U.S. Government in a timely manner and otherwise cooperating with the U.S. Government in resolving the matter which led to the two entities’ listing. At this time, the U.S. Government has decided to extend the temporary general license until February 27, 2017. In order to implement this U.S. Government decision, this final rule revises the temporary general license to remove the date of November 28, 2016, and substitute the date of February 27, 2017. This final rule makes no other changes to the EAR. Export Administration Act Although the Export Administration Act expired on August 20, 2001, the President, through Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783 (2002), as amended by Executive Order 13637 of March 8, 2013, 78 FR 16129 (March 13, 2013) and as extended by the Notice of August 4, 2016, 81 FR 52587 (August 8, 2016), has continued the Export Administration PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 81663 Regulations in effect under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. BIS continues to carry out the provisions of the Export Administration Act, as appropriate and to the extent permitted by law, pursuant to Executive Order 13222, as amended by Executive Order 13637. Rulemaking Requirements 1. Executive Orders 13563 and 12866 direct agencies to assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). Executive Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. This rule has been determined to be not significant for purposes of Executive Order 12866. 2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to or be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information, subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) (PRA), unless that collection of information displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number. This regulation involves collections previously approved by OMB under control number 0694–0088, Simplified Network Application Processing System, which includes, among other things, license applications and carries a burden estimate of 43.8 minutes for a manual or electronic submission. Total burden hours associated with the PRA and OMB control number 0694–0088 are not expected to increase as a result of this rule. You may send comments regarding the collection of information associated with this rule, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to Jasmeet K. Seehra, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), by email to Jasmeet_K._ Seehra@omb.eop.gov, or by fax to (202) 395–7285. 3. This rule does not contain policies with Federalism implications as that term is defined in Executive Order 13132. 4. The provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553) requiring notice of proposed rulemaking, the opportunity for public comment, and a delay in effective date are inapplicable because this regulation involves a military or foreign affairs function of the United States. (See 5 E:\FR\FM\18NOR1.SGM 18NOR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2016-9000; Directorate Identifier 2016-CE-027-AD; 
Amendment 39-18713; AD 2016-23-06]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Various Aircraft Equipped With BRP-
Powertrain GmbH & Co KG 912 A Series Engine

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 various 
aircraft equipped with a BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG (formerly Rotax 
Aircraft Engines) 912 A series engine. 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 a manufacturing defect found in certain carburetor floats 
where an in-flight engine shutdown and forced landing could occur when 
the affected cylinder had reduced or blocked fuel supply. We are 
issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on 
these products.

DATES: This AD is effective December 23, 2016.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of December 23, 
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-
9000; 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 BRP-
Powertrain GmbH & Co. KG, Welser Strasse 32, A-4623 Gunskirchen, 
Austria; phone: +43 7246 601 0; fax: +43 7246 601 9130; Internet: 
www.rotax-aircraft-engines.com. You may view this referenced service 
information at the FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Kansas 
City, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of this 
material at the FAA, call (816) 329-4148. It is also available on the 
Internet at

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http://www.regulations.gov by searching for Docket No. FAA-2016-9000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Rutherford, Aerospace Engineer, 
FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, 
Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329-4165; fax: (816) 329-4090; email: 
jim.rutherford@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 various aircraft equipped 
with a BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG (formerly Rotax Aircraft Engines) 
912 A series engine. The NPRM was published in the Federal Register on 
September 8, 2016 (81 FR 62037). 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:

    Due to a quality escape in the manufacturing process of certain 
floats, Part Number (P/N) 861185, a partial separation of the float 
outer skin may occur during engine operation. Separated particles 
could lead to a restriction of the jets in the carburetor, possibly 
reducing or blocking the fuel supply to the affected cylinder.
    This condition, if not detected and corrected, could lead to in-
flight engine shutdown and forced landing, possibly resulting in 
damage to the aeroplane and injury to occupants.
    To address this potential unsafe condition, BRP-Powertrain 
published Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) ASB-912-069/ASB-914-051 
(single document, hereafter referred to as `the ASB' in this AD), 
providing instructions for identification and replacement of the 
affected parts.
    For the reasons stated above, this AD required identification 
and replacement of the affected floats with serviceable parts.
    This AD is republished to correct one typographical error in 
Table 2 of Appendix 2, and to include reference to revision 1 of the 
ASB in the Referenced Publications.

    You may examine the MCAI on the Internet at https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FAA-2016-9000-0002.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM 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 for correcting the unsafe condition; and
     Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was 
already proposed in the NPRM.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    We reviewed BRP-Powertrain GmbH & CO KG Rotax Aircraft Engines BRP 
Alert Service Bulletin ASB-912-069R1/ASB-914-051R1 (co-published as one 
document), Revision 1, dated July 22, 2016. The service information 
describes procedures for identifying and replacing defective carburetor 
floats. 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 65 products of U.S. registry. 
We also estimate that it will take about 2 work-hours per product to 
comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate 
is $85 per work-hour. Required parts will cost about $100 per product.
    Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD on U.S. 
operators to be $17,550, or $270 per product.

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-
9000; 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

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

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


Sec.  39.13   [Amended]

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

2016-23-06 Various Aircraft: Amendment 39-18713; Docket No. FAA-
2016-9000; Directorate Identifier 2016-CE-027-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective December 23, 
2016.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

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(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to all serial numbers (S/N) of the airplanes 
listed in table 1 of paragraph (c) of this AD, certificated in any 
category, that incorporate one of the following:
    (1) A BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG (formerly Rotax Aircraft 
Engines) 912 A series engine having a serial number with a 
carburetor part number (P/N) and S/N listed in table 2 of paragraph 
(c) of this AD, installed as noted, in cylinder head position 1 
through 4; or
    (2) an engine that, after May 8, 2016, has had an affected 
float, P/N 861185, installed in service as part of the airframe. 
Affected floats were initially delivered between May 9, 2016, and 
July 17, 2016, and do not have three dots stamped on the surface, as 
shown in paragraph 3.3) of the Accomplishment/Instructions in Rotax 
Aircraft Engines BRP Alert Service Bulletin ASB-912-069R1/ASB-914-
051R1 (co-published as one document), Revision 1, dated July 22, 
2016. A certification document (e.g., Form 1), delivery document or 
record of previous installation of the float are acceptable to 
determine an initial delivery on or before May 8, 2016.

              Table 1 of Paragraph (c)--Affected Airplanes
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Type certificate holder      Aircraft model        Engine model
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Aeromot-Ind[uacute]stria;       AMT-200.........  912 A2
 Mec[acirc]nico-
 Metal[uacute]rgica Ltda.
Diamond Aircraft Industries...  HK 36 R ``SUPER   912 A
                                 DIMONA''.
DIAMOND AIRCRAFT INDUSTRIES     HK 36 TS and HK   912 A3
 GmbH.                           36 TC.
Diamond Aircraft Industries     DA20-A1.........  912 A3
 Inc..
HOAC-Austria..................  DV 20 KATANA....  912 A3
Iniziative Industriali          Sky Arrow 650 TC  912 A2
 Italiane S.p.A..
SCHEIBE-Flugzeugbau GmbH......  SF 25C..........  912 A2, 912 A3
------------------------------------------------------------------------


             Table 2 of Paragraph (c)--Affected Carburetors
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      Cylinder     Carburetor P/N and S/
             Engine                   position               N
------------------------------------------------------------------------
912A1, 912A2, 912A3, 912A4......  1 or 3.........  P/N 892500--S/Ns
                                                    161138 through
                                                    161143, 161483
                                                    through 161490,
                                                    161493 through
                                                    161507, 161516
                                                    through 161518, and
                                                    161526.
                                  2 or 4.........  P/N 892505--S/Ns
                                                    162193, 162194,
                                                    162196 through
                                                    162199, and 162205.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Code 73: Engine--Fuel 
and Control.

(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 a manufacturing 
defect found in certain carburetor floats. We are issuing this AD to 
require actions to prevent the fuel supply to the affected cylinder 
from becoming reduced or blocked, which could cause an in-flight 
engine shutdown and result in a forced landing and damage to the 
airplane or injury to the occupants.

(f) Actions and Compliance

    Unless already done, do the following actions:
    (1) Within the next 25 hours time-in-service after December 23, 
2016 (the effective date of this AD) or within the next 30 days 
after December 23, 2016 (the effective date of this AD), whichever 
occurs first, replace all affected floats with a serviceable float 
following paragraph (3) Accomplishment/Instructions in Rotax 
Aircraft Engines BRP Alert Service Bulletin ASB-912-069R1/ASB-914-
051R1 (co-published as one document), Revision 1, dated July 22, 
2016.
    (2) As of December 23, 2016 (the effective date of this AD), do 
not install a float, P/N 861185, that does not have three dots 
stamped on the surface, as shown in paragraph (3.3) of the 
Accomplishment/Instructions in Rotax Aircraft Engines BRP Alert 
Service Bulletin ASB-912-069R1/ASB-914-051R1 (co-published as one 
document), Revision 1, dated July 22, 2016.

(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: Jim Rutherford, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small 
Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 
64106; telephone: (816) 329-4165; fax: (816) 329-4090; email: 
jim.rutherford@faa.gov. Before using any approved AMOC on any 
airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify your appropriate 
principal inspector (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District Office 
(FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local FSDO.
    (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain 
corrective actions from a manufacturer or other source, use these 
actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered 
FAA-approved if they are approved by the State of Design Authority 
(or their delegated agent). You are required to assure the product 
is airworthy before it is returned to service.

(h) Related Information

    Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD No.: 
2016-0144, correction dated July 25, 2016, and BRP-Powertrain GmbH & 
CO KG Rotax Aircraft Engines BRP Alert Service Bulletin ASB-912-069/
ASB-914-051 (co-published as one document), dated July 14, 2016, for 
related information. You may examine the MCAI on the Internet at 
https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FAA-2016-9000-0002.

(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) Rotax Aircraft Engines BRP Alert Service Bulletin ASB-912-
069R1/ASB-914-051R1 (co-published as one document), Revision 1, 
dated July 22, 2016.
    (ii) Reserved.
    (3) For Rotax Aircraft Engines BRP service information 
identified in this AD, contact BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co. KG, Welser 
Strasse 32, A-4623 Gunskirchen, Austria; phone: +43 7246 601 0; fax: 
+43 7246 601 9130; Internet: www.rotax-aircraft-engines.com.
    (4) 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. In addition, you can access this service 
information on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by 
searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2016-9000.
    (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.


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    Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on November 7, 2016.
Pat Mullen,
Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-27444 Filed 11-17-16; 8:45 am]
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