Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. Turbofan Engines, 12755-12757 [2017-04370]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 7, 2017 / Proposed Rules DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2016–9451; Directorate Identifier 2016–NE–24–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. Turbofan Engines Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Honeywell International Inc. TFE731– 20 and TFE731–40 turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by two fan disks found with a manufacturingcaused flaw. This proposed AD would require removing affected fan disks, performing a one-time inspection, and replacing fan disks that fail inspection. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by April 21, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this NPRM, contact Honeywell International Inc., 111 S. 34th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034–2802; phone: 800– 601–3099; Internet: https:// myaerospace.honeywell.com/wps/ portal/!ut/. You may view this service information at the FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803. For information on the availability of this jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: material at the FAA, call (781) 238– 7125. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2016– 9451; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street 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: 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this NPRM. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA– 2016–9451; Directorate Identifier 2016– NE–24–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this NPRM. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this NPRM because of those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we receive about this NPRM. Discussion We received reports of two fan disks with material rollover condition on the surface of the dovetail slot. The material rollover was caused by incomplete chamfering or edge-break of the fan disk dovetail slots after broaching and 12755 subsequent shot-peening. This material rollover was considered a crack-like stress riser that can cause reduction in fatigue life and cracking. This condition, if not corrected, could result in uncontained failure of the fan disk and damage to the engine and airplane. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 We reviewed Honeywell Service Bulletin (SB) TFE731–72–5256, Revision 0, dated October 7, 2016. The SB identifies affected fan disks by serial number and describes procedures for removing, inspecting, and replacing the fan disks. 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 We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all the relevant information and determined the unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or develop in other products of the same type design. Proposed AD Requirements This proposed AD would require removing, inspecting, and replacing affected fan disks. Differences Between This Proposed AD and the Service Information Honeywell SB TFE731–72–5256, Revision 0, dated October 7, 2016 specifies a five year compliance time with no grace period. This NPRM proposes a tiered compliance time based on cycle accumulation. Also, Honeywell SB TFE731–72–5256 specifies compliance with two overhaul/repair instructions (ORIs). Honeywell ORI T43374 addresses the fan disk material rollover condition and Honeywell ORI T43342 addresses additional material in the fan disk wings. This NPRM addresses only ORI T43374 corrective action for an unsafe condition. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this proposed AD affects 61 engines installed on airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed AD: ESTIMATED COSTS Action Labor cost Remove fan disk ..................... Inspect fan disk ....................... 8 work-hours × $85 per hour = $680.00 ................................ 8 work-hours × $85 per hour = $680.00 ................................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:53 Mar 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Cost per product Parts cost Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\07MRP1.SGM $0 $0 07MRP1 $680.00 680.00 Cost on U.S. operators $41,480.00 41,480.00 12756 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 7, 2017 / Proposed Rules ESTIMATED COSTS—Continued Action Labor cost Install reworked or new fan disk. 18 work-hours × $85 per hour = $1,530.00 ........................... We estimate the following costs to do any necessary disk replacements that Cost per product Parts cost would be required based on the results of the proposed inspection. We estimate $0 1,530.00 Cost on U.S. operators 93,330.00 that 6 engines will need this replacement: ON-CONDITION COSTS Action Labor cost Replace non-serviceable disks with new fan disk ....... 1 work-hour × $85 per hour = $85.00 .......................... According to the manufacturer, some of the costs of this proposed AD may be covered under warranty, thereby reducing the cost impact on affected individuals. We do not control warranty coverage for affected individuals. As a result, we have included all costs in our cost estimate. 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. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Regulatory Findings We determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national Government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify this proposed regulation: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:53 Mar 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979), (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and (4) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ Honeywell International Inc. (Type Certificate previously held by AlliedSignal Inc., Garrett Engine Division; Garrett Turbine Engine Company; and AiResearch Manufacturing Company of Arizona): Docket No. FAA–2016–9451; Directorate Identifier 2016–NE–24–AD. (a) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by April 21, 2017. (b) Affected ADs None. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 $50,000.00 Cost per product $300,510.00 (c) Applicability This AD applies to all Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) TFE731–20 and TFE731–40 turbofan engines, with fan disk, part number (P/N) 3060287–2 and serial numbers (S/Ns) listed in Table 9 of Honeywell Service Bulletin (SB) TFE731–72– 5256, Revision 0, dated October 7, 2016, that do not have ‘‘T43374’’ marked adjacent to the engine P/N or S/N. (d) Subject Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 7230, Turbine Engine Compressor Section. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by a report of two fan disks found with surface rollovers in the dovetail slot area. We are issuing this AD to prevent uncontained failure of the fan disks and damage to the engine and airplane. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Required Actions ■ § 39.13 Parts cost (1) Remove fan disks with 9,000 cyclessince-new (CSN) or more on the effective date of this AD, within 100 cycles-in-service (CIS), or at the next shop visit, or at next access, whichever occurs first, after the effective date of this AD. (2) Remove fan disks with between 8,000 and 8,999 CSN, inclusive, on the effective date of this AD, within 9,100 CSN or within 1,000 CIS, or at the next shop visit, or at next access, whichever occurs first, after the effective date of this AD. (3) Remove fan disks with fewer than 8,000 CSN, on the effective date of this AD, before exceeding 9,000 CSN, or at the next shop visit, or at next access, whichever occurs first, after the effective date of this AD. (4) Inspect removed fan disks in accordance with Paragraph 3.D.(2) in the Accomplishment Instructions of Honeywell SB TFE731–72–5256, Revision 0, dated October 7, 2016. (5) Replace all removed fan disks with a part eligible for installation. E:\FR\FM\07MRP1.SGM 07MRP1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 7, 2017 / Proposed Rules (h) Definitions (1) For the purposes of this AD, shop visit is defined as the removal of the tie-shaft nut from the engine. (2) For the purposes of this AD, access is defined as the removal of the fan rotor assembly from the engine. (3) For the purposes of this AD, parts eligible for installation are those fan disks that pass the inspections and are marked with ‘‘T43374’’ adjacent to the P/N or S/N. (i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) 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. (2) 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. (j) 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) For 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/. (3) For service information on returning the fan disk for inspection identified in SB TFE731–72–5256 of 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 the FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7125. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts on February 8, 2017. Carlos A. Pestana, Acting Manager, Engine & Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2017–04370 Filed 3–6–17; 8:45 am] jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:53 Mar 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 17 CFR Parts 210, 211, 229, 231 and 241 [Release No. 33–10321; 34–80131; File No. S7–02–17] RIN 3235–AL79 Request for Comment on Possible Changes to Industry Guide 3 (Statistical Disclosure by Bank Holding Companies) Securities and Exchange Commission. ACTION: Request for comment. AGENCY: The Commission is publishing this request for comment to seek public input as to the disclosures called for by Industry Guide 3, Statistical Disclosure by Bank Holding Companies. The financial services industry has changed dramatically since Guide 3 was first published. Consequently, our disclosure guidance may not in all cases reflect recent industry developments or changes in accounting standards related to financial and other reporting requirements. 12757 business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lindsay McCord, Associate Chief Accountant in the Office of Chief Accountant, Division of Corporation Finance, at (202) 551–3400, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Table of Contents Comments should be received on or before May 8, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: I. Introduction II. Applicable Disclosures A. Distribution of Assets, Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity; Interest Rate and Interest Differential (Average Balance, Interest and Yield/Rate Analysis and Rate/Volume Analysis) B. Investment Portfolio C. Loan Portfolio D. Summary of Loan Loss Experience E. Deposits F. Return on Equity and Assets G. Short-Term Borrowings H. Potential New Disclosures III. Applicability of Disclosure Requirements A. Applicability to Registrants Other Than Bank Holding Companies B. Applicability to Foreign Registrants C. Size Thresholds and Reporting Periods IV. Closing DATES: Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/other.shtml); • Send an email to rule-comments@ sec.gov. Please include File Number S7– 02–17 on the subject line; or • Use the Federal eRulemaking Portal (http://www.regulations.gov). Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Paper Comments • Send paper comments to Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number S7–02–17. This file number should be included on the subject line if email is used. To help us process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method of submission. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s Web site (http://www.sec.gov/rules/ other.shtml). Comments also are available for Web site viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549, on official PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 I. Introduction The Commission is considering possible revisions to its disclosure regime for bank holding companies. When we discuss current disclosure guidance in this request for comment, we focus on the disclosures currently called for by Industry Guide 3, Statistical Disclosure by Bank Holding Companies (Guide 3).1 By its terms, Guide 3 applies exclusively to bank holding companies, although the staff has previously indicated that the disclosures called for by Guide 3 ‘‘should also be provided by other registrants with material lending and deposit activities.’’ 2 In this request for comment, when we use the term ‘‘BHC registrants,’’ we are referring to public companies that apply Guide 3 disclosures. In light of developments in 1 57 FR 36442. Accounting Bulletin Topic 11:K— Application of Article 9 and Guide 3 (SAB 11:K). The Industry Guides and SAB 11:K are not rules, regulations or statements of the Commission. Further, as with any staff guidance, the views of the staff referenced in this request for comment are not rules or interpretations of the Commission. The Commission has neither approved nor disapproved the views of the staff expressed herein. 2 Staff E:\FR\FM\07MRP1.SGM 07MRP1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2016-9451; Directorate Identifier 2016-NE-24-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. Turbofan 
Engines

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all 
Honeywell International Inc. TFE731-20 and TFE731-40 turbofan engines. 
This proposed AD was prompted by two fan disks found with a 
manufacturing-caused flaw. This proposed AD would require removing 
affected fan disks, performing a one-time inspection, and replacing fan 
disks that fail inspection. We are proposing this AD to correct the 
unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by April 21, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 
11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
     Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    For service information identified in this NPRM, contact Honeywell 
International Inc., 111 S. 34th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034-2802; phone: 
800-601-3099; Internet: https://myaerospace.honeywell.com/wps/portal/!ut/. You may view this service information at the 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.

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-
9451; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 
5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket 
contains this proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments 
received, and other information. The street 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: 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comments Invited

    We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this NPRM. Send your comments to an address listed 
under the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2016-9451; 
Directorate Identifier 2016-NE-24-AD'' at the beginning of your 
comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, 
economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this NPRM. We will 
consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this 
NPRM because of those comments.
    We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We 
will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we 
receive about this NPRM.

Discussion

    We received reports of two fan disks with material rollover 
condition on the surface of the dovetail slot. The material rollover 
was caused by incomplete chamfering or edge-break of the fan disk 
dovetail slots after broaching and subsequent shot-peening. This 
material rollover was considered a crack-like stress riser that can 
cause reduction in fatigue life and cracking. This condition, if not 
corrected, could result in uncontained failure of the fan disk and 
damage to the engine and airplane.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    We reviewed Honeywell Service Bulletin (SB) TFE731-72-5256, 
Revision 0, dated October 7, 2016. The SB identifies affected fan disks 
by serial number and describes procedures for removing, inspecting, and 
replacing the fan disks. 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

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

Proposed AD Requirements

    This proposed AD would require removing, inspecting, and replacing 
affected fan disks.

Differences Between This Proposed AD and the Service Information

    Honeywell SB TFE731-72-5256, Revision 0, dated October 7, 2016 
specifies a five year compliance time with no grace period. This NPRM 
proposes a tiered compliance time based on cycle accumulation. Also, 
Honeywell SB TFE731-72-5256 specifies compliance with two overhaul/
repair instructions (ORIs). Honeywell ORI T43374 addresses the fan disk 
material rollover condition and Honeywell ORI T43342 addresses 
additional material in the fan disk wings. This NPRM addresses only ORI 
T43374 corrective action for an unsafe condition.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this proposed AD affects 61 engines installed on 
airplanes of U.S. registry.
    We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed AD:

                                                 Estimated Costs
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                                                                                     Cost per      Cost on U.S.
               Action                         Labor cost            Parts cost        product        operators
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Remove fan disk....................  8 work-hours x $85 per hour              $0         $680.00      $41,480.00
                                      = $680.00.
Inspect fan disk...................  8 work-hours x $85 per hour              $0          680.00       41,480.00
                                      = $680.00.

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Install reworked or new fan disk...  18 work-hours x $85 per                  $0        1,530.00       93,330.00
                                      hour = $1,530.00.
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    We estimate the following costs to do any necessary disk 
replacements that would be required based on the results of the 
proposed inspection. We estimate that 6 engines will need this 
replacement:

                                               On-Condition Costs
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                                                                                                     Cost per
                   Action                                 Labor cost                Parts cost        product
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Replace non-serviceable disks with new fan   1 work-hour x $85 per hour = $85.00      $50,000.00     $300,510.00
 disk.
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    According to the manufacturer, some of the costs of this proposed 
AD may be covered under warranty, thereby reducing the cost impact on 
affected individuals. We do not control warranty coverage for affected 
individuals. As a result, we have included all costs in our cost 
estimate.

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

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

The Proposed Amendment

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

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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

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


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

0
2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness 
directive (AD):

Honeywell International Inc. (Type Certificate previously held by 
AlliedSignal Inc., Garrett Engine Division; Garrett Turbine Engine 
Company; and AiResearch Manufacturing Company of Arizona): Docket 
No. FAA-2016-9451; Directorate Identifier 2016-NE-24-AD.

(a) Comments Due Date

    We must receive comments by April 21, 2017.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to all Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) 
TFE731-20 and TFE731-40 turbofan engines, with fan disk, part number 
(P/N) 3060287-2 and serial numbers (S/Ns) listed in Table 9 of 
Honeywell Service Bulletin (SB) TFE731-72-5256, Revision 0, dated 
October 7, 2016, that do not have ``T43374'' marked adjacent to the 
engine P/N or S/N.

(d) Subject

    Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 7230, Turbine Engine 
Compressor Section.

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by a report of two fan disks found with 
surface rollovers in the dovetail slot area. We are issuing this AD 
to prevent uncontained failure of the fan disks and damage to the 
engine and airplane.

(f) Compliance

    Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, 
unless already done.

(g) Required Actions

    (1) Remove fan disks with 9,000 cycles-since-new (CSN) or more 
on the effective date of this AD, within 100 cycles-in-service 
(CIS), or at the next shop visit, or at next access, whichever 
occurs first, after the effective date of this AD.
    (2) Remove fan disks with between 8,000 and 8,999 CSN, 
inclusive, on the effective date of this AD, within 9,100 CSN or 
within 1,000 CIS, or at the next shop visit, or at next access, 
whichever occurs first, after the effective date of this AD.
    (3) Remove fan disks with fewer than 8,000 CSN, on the effective 
date of this AD, before exceeding 9,000 CSN, or at the next shop 
visit, or at next access, whichever occurs first, after the 
effective date of this AD.
    (4) Inspect removed fan disks in accordance with Paragraph 
3.D.(2) in the Accomplishment Instructions of Honeywell SB TFE731-
72-5256, Revision 0, dated October 7, 2016.
    (5) Replace all removed fan disks with a part eligible for 
installation.

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(h) Definitions

    (1) For the purposes of this AD, shop visit is defined as the 
removal of the tie-shaft nut from the engine.
    (2) For the purposes of this AD, access is defined as the 
removal of the fan rotor assembly from the engine.
    (3) For the purposes of this AD, parts eligible for installation 
are those fan disks that pass the inspections and are marked with 
``T43374'' adjacent to the P/N or S/N.

(i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (1) 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.
    (2) 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.

(j) 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) For 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/.
    (3) For service information on returning the fan disk for 
inspection identified in SB TFE731-72-5256 of 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 the FAA, Engine & 
Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA. For 
information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 
781-238-7125.

    Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts on February 8, 2017.
Carlos A. Pestana,
Acting Manager, Engine & Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
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