Airworthiness Directives; BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG Reciprocating Engines, 83655-83657 [2016-27922]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 225 / Tuesday, November 22, 2016 / Rules and Regulations (e) Reason This AD was prompted by a determination that wear and possible leakage of the highpressure seal in the cylinder of the No. 3 hydraulic system reservoir could occur and cause high hydraulic fluid temperature and/ or prevent the system from reaching normal operating pressure. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct wear and leakage of the high-pressure seal in the cylinder of the reservoir of the No. 3 hydraulic system, which can result in high hydraulic fluid temperature. High hydraulic fluid temperature combined with a temperature transducer malfunction could result in unannunciated overheating of the hydraulic system and consequent ignition sources inside the fuel tank, which, combined with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane. by the Manager, New York ACO, ANE–170, FAA; or Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA); or Bombardier, Inc.’s TCCA Design Approval Organization (DAO). If approved by the DAO, the approval must include the DAO-authorized signature. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (k) Material Incorporated by Reference (g) Operational Check and Repair, if Necessary Within 660 flight hours or 4 months after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first: Perform an operational check for wear and leakage of the high-pressure seal in the cylinder of the reservoir of the No. 3 hydraulic system, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA–29–018, Revision A, dated October 13, 2015. If the operational check fails, before further flight, do applicable corrective actions and repeat the operational check and applicable corrective actions until the operational check passes. Repeat the operational check thereafter at intervals not to exceed 660 flight hours or 4 months, whichever occurs first. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES (h) Credit for Previous Actions This paragraph provides credit for the applicable actions required by paragraph (g) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA–29–018, dated June 25, 2015. (i) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New York Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), ANE–170, 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: Program Manager, Continuing Operational Safety, FAA, New York ACO, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7300; fax 516–794–5531. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be accomplished using a method approved VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Nov 21, 2016 Jkt 241001 (j) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF–2015–27, dated September 14, 2015, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2016–7421. (2) Service information identified in this AD that is not incorporated by reference is available at the addresses specified in paragraphs (k)(3) and (k)(4) of this AD. (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) Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA–29– 018, Revision A, dated October 13, 2015. (ii) Reserved. (3) For service information identified in ˆ this AD, contact Bombardier, Inc., 400 Cote ´ Vertu Road West, Dorval, Quebec H4S 1Y9, Canada; Widebody Customer Response Center North America toll-free telephone 1 866 538 1247 or direct-dial telephone 1 514 855 2999; fax 514 855–7401; email ac.yul@ aero.bombardier.com; Internet http:// www.bombardier.com. (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. (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 Renton, Washington, on October 25, 2016. Dionne Palermo, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2016–26618 Filed 11–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 83655 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2016–9103; Directorate Identifier 2016–NE–18–AD; Amendment 39– 18711; AD 2016–23–04] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; BRPPowertrain GmbH & Co KG Reciprocating Engines Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG Rotax 912 F2, 912 F3, 912 F4, 912 S2, 912 S3, 912 S4, 914 F2, 914 F3, and 914 F4 reciprocating engines. This AD requires replacement of any affected carburetor float with a float that is eligible for installation. This AD was prompted by a report of a quality escape in the manufacturing of the affected floats. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the carburetor float, failure of the engine, in-flight shutdown, and loss of the airplane. DATES: This AD becomes effective December 7, 2016. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of December 7, 2016. We must receive comments on this AD by January 6, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: 202–493–2251. For service information identified in this AD, contact BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG, Rotaxstrasse 1, A–4623 Gunskirchen, Austria; phone: +43 7246 6010; fax: +43 7246 601 9130; email: airworthiness@brp.com; Internet: http:// www.FLYROTAX.com. You may view this service information at the FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803. For information on the availability of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22NOR1.SGM 22NOR1 83656 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 225 / Tuesday, November 22, 2016 / Rules and Regulations this material at the FAA, call 781–238– 7125. It is also available on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2016–9103. 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– 9103; 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 mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI), regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Richardson-Bach, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238–7747; fax: 781– 238–7199; email: michael.richardsonbach@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES Comments Invited This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight safety, and we did not precede it by notice and opportunity for public comment. We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2016–9103; Directorate Identifier 2016–NE–18–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this AD because of those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact with FAA personnel concerning this AD. Discussion The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Community, has issued EASA AD 2016– 0144, dated July 19, 2016 (corrected July 25, 2016) (referred to hereinafter as ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Nov 21, 2016 Jkt 241001 for the specified products. 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 operations. 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 the occupants. You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2016– 9103. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG has issued Alert Service Bulletin ASB–912– 069R1/ASB–914–051R1 (one document), Revision 1, dated July 22, 2016. The service information describes procedures for removal and replacement of the carburetor float. 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. FAA’s Determination and Requirements of This AD This product has been approved by the aviation authority of Austria, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant to our bilateral agreement with the European Community, EASA has notified us of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service information referenced above. We are issuing this AD because we evaluated all information provided by EASA and determined the unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same type design. This AD requires removal and replacement of the affected carburetor float. FAA’s Determination of the Effective Date No domestic operators use this product. Therefore, we find that notice and opportunity for prior public comment are unnecessary and that good cause exists for making this amendment effective in less than 30 days. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD affects 0 engines installed on aircraft of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it will take about 4 hours per engine to search PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 maintenance records, disassemble the carburetor, and replace the float. The average labor rate is $85 per hour. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD on U.S. operators to be $0. 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 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: E:\FR\FM\22NOR1.SGM 22NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 225 / Tuesday, November 22, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 83657 PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES (f) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 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. Federal Aviation Administration 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] (g) Related Information 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ 2016–23–04 BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG (formerly BRP-Rotax GmbH & Co KG, Bombardier-Rotax GmbH & Co. KG, and Bombardier-Rotax GmbH): Amendment 39–18711; Docket No. FAA–2016–9103; Directorate Identifier 2016–NE–18–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective December 7, 2016. (b) Affected ADs None. (h) Material Incorporated by Reference (c) Applicability This AD applies to BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG Rotax model 912 F2, 912 F3, 912 F4, 912 S2, 912 S3, and 912 S4 engines, and Rotax 914 F2, 914 F3, and 914 F4 engines with: (1) Engine serial numbers (S/Ns) listed in Planning Information, Paragraph 1, Criterion A, of BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) ASB–912–069R1/ ASB–914–051R1 (one document), Revision 1, dated July 22, 2016. (2) Carburetor part numbers (P/Ns) and S/ Ns listed in Planning Information, Paragraph 1, Criterion B, of BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG ASB ASB–912–069R1/ASB–914–051R1 (one document), Revision 1, dated July 22, 2016; or (3) Carburetor floats, P/N 861185, that do not have 3 dots molded on the surface, and installed after May 9, 2016. (d) Reason This AD was prompted by a report of a quality escape in the manufacturing of the affected carburetor floats. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the carburetor float, failure of the engine, in-flight shutdown, and loss of the airplane. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES (e) Actions and Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (1) Within 25 flight hours (FHs) or 30 days after the effective date of this AD, replace any affected carburetor float with a float that is eligible for installation in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions, Paragraph 3, of BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG Rotax ASB ASB–912–069R1/ASB–914–051R1 (one document), Revision 1, dated July 22, 2016. (2) After the effective date of this AD, do not install on any engine a carburetor float, P/N 861185, delivered between May 8, 2016, and July 17, 2016, that does not have 3 dots molded into the surface. If the delivery date is not documented, do not install the part. VerDate Sep<11>2014 (1) For more information about this AD, contact Michael Richardson-Bach, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781– 238–7747; fax: 781–238–7199; email: michael.richardson-bach@faa.gov. (2) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency AD 2016–0144, dated July 19, 2016 (corrected July 25, 2016), for more information. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating it in Docket No. FAA–2016–9103. 16:34 Nov 21, 2016 Jkt 241001 (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (i) BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG Alert Service Bulletin ASB–912–069R1/ASB–914– 051R1 (one document), Revision 1, dated July 22, 2016. (ii) Reserved. (3) For BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG service information identified in this AD, contact BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG, Rotaxstrasse 1, A–4623 Gunskirchen, Austria; phone: +43 7246 6010; fax: +43 7246 601 9130; email: airworthiness@brp.com; Internet: http://www.FLYROTAX.com. (4) You may view this service information at FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7125. (5) You may view this service information 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 Burlington, Massachusetts, on November 7, 2016. Ann C. Mollica, Acting Directorate Manager, Engine & Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2016–27922 Filed 11–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2016–5034; Directorate Identifier 2015–NM–172–AD; Amendment 39–18702; AD 2016–22–13] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737–600, –700, –700C, –800, –900, and –900ER series airplanes. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that lap splices for certain stringers are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracking in the lower fastener row of the lap splices of certain stringers, and repair if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective December 27, 2016. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of December 27, 2016. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Contractual & Data Services (C&DS), 2600 Westminster Blvd., MC 110–SK57, Seal Beach, CA 90740; telephone 562–797–1717; Internet https://www.myboeingfleet.com. You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. It is also available on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2016– 5034. 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–2016– 5034; 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 E:\FR\FM\22NOR1.SGM 22NOR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2016-9103; Directorate Identifier 2016-NE-18-AD; 
Amendment 39-18711; AD 2016-23-04]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG 
Reciprocating Engines

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 
BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG Rotax 912 F2, 912 F3, 912 F4, 912 S2, 912 
S3, 912 S4, 914 F2, 914 F3, and 914 F4 reciprocating engines. This AD 
requires replacement of any affected carburetor float with a float that 
is eligible for installation. This AD was prompted by a report of a 
quality escape in the manufacturing of the affected floats. We are 
issuing this AD to prevent failure of the carburetor float, failure of 
the engine, in-flight shutdown, and loss of the airplane.

DATES: This AD becomes effective December 7, 2016.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of December 7, 
2016.
    We must receive comments on this AD by January 6, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 
20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
    For service information identified in this AD, contact BRP-
Powertrain GmbH & Co KG, Rotaxstrasse 1, A-4623 Gunskirchen, Austria; 
phone: +43 7246 6010; fax: +43 7246 601 9130; email: 
airworthiness@brp.com; Internet: http://www.FLYROTAX.com. You may view 
this service information at the FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 
1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803. For information on the 
availability of

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this material at the FAA, call 781-238-7125. It is also available on 
the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and 
locating Docket No. FAA-2016-9103.

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-
9103; 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 mandatory continuing airworthiness information 
(MCAI), regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other 
information. The address for the Docket Office (phone: 800-647-5527) is 
in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket 
shortly after receipt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Richardson-Bach, Aerospace 
Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller 
Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781-
238-7747; fax: 781-238-7199; email: michael.richardson-bach@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Comments Invited

    This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight 
safety, and we did not precede it by notice and opportunity for public 
comment. We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this AD. Send your comments to an address listed under 
the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2016-9103; Directorate 
Identifier 2016-NE-18-AD'' at the beginning of your comments. We 
specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, 
environmental, and energy aspects of this AD. We will consider all 
comments received by the closing date and may amend this AD because of 
those comments.
    We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We 
will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact 
with FAA personnel concerning this AD.

Discussion

    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical 
Agent for the Member States of the European Community, has issued EASA 
AD 2016-0144, dated July 19, 2016 (corrected July 25, 2016) (referred 
to hereinafter as ``the MCAI''), to correct an unsafe condition for the 
specified products. 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 operations. 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 the occupants.

    You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD 
docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for 
and locating Docket No. FAA-2016-9103.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG has issued Alert Service Bulletin ASB-
912-069R1/ASB-914-051R1 (one document), Revision 1, dated July 22, 
2016. The service information describes procedures for removal and 
replacement of the carburetor float. 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.

FAA's Determination and Requirements of This AD

    This product has been approved by the aviation authority of 
Austria, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant 
to our bilateral agreement with the European Community, EASA has 
notified us of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service 
information referenced above. We are issuing this AD because we 
evaluated all information provided by EASA and determined the unsafe 
condition exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of 
the same type design. This AD requires removal and replacement of the 
affected carburetor float.

FAA's Determination of the Effective Date

    No domestic operators use this product. Therefore, we find that 
notice and opportunity for prior public comment are unnecessary and 
that good cause exists for making this amendment effective in less than 
30 days.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD affects 0 engines installed on aircraft of 
U.S. registry. We also estimate that it will take about 4 hours per 
engine to search maintenance records, disassemble the carburetor, and 
replace the float. The average labor rate is $85 per hour. Based on 
these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD on U.S. operators to be 
$0.

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 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):

2016-23-04 BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG (formerly BRP-Rotax GmbH & Co 
KG, Bombardier-Rotax GmbH & Co. KG, and Bombardier-Rotax GmbH): 
Amendment 39-18711; Docket No. FAA-2016-9103; Directorate Identifier 
2016-NE-18-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective December 7, 2016.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG Rotax model 912 
F2, 912 F3, 912 F4, 912 S2, 912 S3, and 912 S4 engines, and Rotax 
914 F2, 914 F3, and 914 F4 engines with:
    (1) Engine serial numbers (S/Ns) listed in Planning Information, 
Paragraph 1, Criterion A, of BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG Alert 
Service Bulletin (ASB) ASB-912-069R1/ASB-914-051R1 (one document), 
Revision 1, dated July 22, 2016.
    (2) Carburetor part numbers (P/Ns) and S/Ns listed in Planning 
Information, Paragraph 1, Criterion B, of BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co 
KG ASB ASB-912-069R1/ASB-914-051R1 (one document), Revision 1, dated 
July 22, 2016; or
    (3) Carburetor floats, P/N 861185, that do not have 3 dots 
molded on the surface, and installed after May 9, 2016.

(d) Reason

    This AD was prompted by a report of a quality escape in the 
manufacturing of the affected carburetor floats. We are issuing this 
AD to prevent failure of the carburetor float, failure of the 
engine, in-flight shutdown, and loss of the airplane.

(e) Actions and Compliance

    Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, 
unless already done.
    (1) Within 25 flight hours (FHs) or 30 days after the effective 
date of this AD, replace any affected carburetor float with a float 
that is eligible for installation in accordance with the 
Accomplishment Instructions, Paragraph 3, of BRP-Powertrain GmbH & 
Co KG Rotax ASB ASB-912-069R1/ASB-914-051R1 (one document), Revision 
1, dated July 22, 2016.
    (2) After the effective date of this AD, do not install on any 
engine a carburetor float, P/N 861185, delivered between May 8, 
2016, and July 17, 2016, that does not have 3 dots molded into the 
surface. If the delivery date is not documented, do not install the 
part.

(f) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    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.

(g) Related Information

    (1) For more information about this AD, contact Michael 
Richardson-Bach, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, 
FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, 
Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781-238-7747; fax: 781-238-7199; email: 
michael.richardson-bach@faa.gov.
    (2) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency AD 2016-0144, 
dated July 19, 2016 (corrected July 25, 2016), for more information. 
You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating it in Docket No. 
FAA-2016-9103.

(h) Material Incorporated by Reference

    (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed 
in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
    (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do 
the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise.
    (i) BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG Alert Service Bulletin ASB-912-
069R1/ASB-914-051R1 (one document), Revision 1, dated July 22, 2016.
    (ii) Reserved.
    (3) For BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG service information 
identified in this AD, contact BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG, 
Rotaxstrasse 1, A-4623 Gunskirchen, Austria; phone: +43 7246 6010; 
fax: +43 7246 601 9130; email: airworthiness@brp.com; Internet: 
http://www.FLYROTAX.com.
    (4) You may view this service information at FAA, Engine & 
Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803. 
For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, 
call 781-238-7125.
    (5) You may view this service information 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 Burlington, Massachusetts, on November 7, 2016.
Ann C. Mollica,
Acting Directorate Manager, Engine & Propeller Directorate, Aircraft 
Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-27922 Filed 11-21-16; 8:45 am]
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