Airworthiness Directives; Ipeco Holdings Ltd. Pilot and Co-Pilot Seats, 27629-27631 [2017-12305]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 115 / Friday, June 16, 2017 / Proposed Rules Given that the United States domestic annual production volume of RTE fullycooked poultry is about 12,325 million pounds,7 the projected cooked poultry products from the PRC would only be about 2.6 percent of total United States production in the next five years.8 The immediate impact on the United States consumers and domestic processors is likely to be minor, as the low volume of trade is likely to have little effect on supply, demand, and prices. Expected Effects on Small Entities The FSIS Administrator has made a preliminary determination that this proposed rule will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities, as defined by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601). The expected trade volume will be small, with little or no effect on all U.S. establishments, regardless of size. Executive Order 12988 This proposed rule has been reviewed under Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform. If this proposed rule is adopted: (1) All State and local laws and regulations that are inconsistent with this rule will be preempted; (2) No retroactive effect will be given to this rule; and (3) Administrative proceedings will not be required before parties may file suit in court challenging this rule. nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with PROPOSALS Paperwork Reduction Act No new paperwork requirements are associated with this proposed rule. Foreign countries wanting to export poultry and poultry products to the United States are required to provide information to FSIS certifying that their inspection systems provide standards equivalent to those of the United States, and that the legal authority for the system and their implementing regulations are equivalent to those of the United States. FSIS provided the PRC with questionnaires asking for detailed information about the country’s inspection practices and procedures to assist that country in organizing its materials. This information collection the People’s Republic of China, November 2015. The projected annual production of the mentioned chicken and duck products at these five processing establishments will be about 838 million pounds per year, which could be sold in the PRC or to other foreign countries. 7 Calculated from PHIS data in November 2015. This number cannot be divided by species. If we adjusted it by the proportions of chicken and ducks in total domestic slaughtered poultry, which is 88.3 percent, the volume would be about 10,833 million pounds per year. 8 If we use 10,833 million pounds (see previous footnote) as the denominator, the projected PRC export would be about 3 percent of United States domestic production of fully-cooked chicken and duck. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:13 Jun 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 was approved under OMB control number 0583–0094. The proposed rule contains no other paperwork requirements. E-Government Act FSIS and USDA are committed to achieving the purposes of the EGovernment Act (44 U.S.C. 3601, et seq.) by, among other things, promoting the use of the Internet and other information technologies and providing increased opportunities for citizen access to Government information and services, and for other purposes. Additional Public Notification FSIS will officially notify the World Trade Organization’s Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (WTO/SPS Committee) in Geneva, Switzerland, of this proposal and will announce it on-line through the FSIS Web page located at: http:// www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations_&_ policies/Proposed_Rules/index.asp. 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Send your completed complaint form or letter to USDA by mail, fax, or email: Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–9410. Fax: (202) 690–7442. Email: program.intake@usda.gov. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.), should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice and TDD). List of Subjects in 9 CFR Part 381 Imported products. For the reasons set out in the preamble, FSIS is proposing to amend 9 CFR part 381 as follows: PART 381—POULTRY PRODUCTS INSPECTION REGULATIONS 1. The authority citation for Part 381 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 7 U.S.C. 138f, 450; 21 U.S.C. 451–470; 7 CFR 2.7, 2.18, 2.53. § 381.196 [Amended] 2. Amend § 381.196(b) by removing footnote 2 after ‘‘People’s Republic of China.’’ ■ Done at Washington, DC, on June 12, 2017. Alfred V. Almanza, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2017–12554 Filed 6–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2017–0490; Directorate Identifier 2017–NE–13–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Ipeco Holdings Ltd. Pilot and Co-Pilot Seats Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16JNP1.SGM 16JNP1 27630 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 115 / Friday, June 16, 2017 / Proposed Rules Ipeco Holdings Ltd. (Ipeco) pilot and copilot seats. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of unexpected movement of pilot and co-pilot seats on takeoff and landing. This proposed AD would require modification and reidentification of the affected seats. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: We must receive comments on this NPRM by July 31, 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: Docket Management Facility, 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 proposed AD, contact Ipeco Holdings Ltd., Aviation Way, Southend on Sea, SS2 6UN, United Kingdom; phone: 44 1702 549371; fax: 44 1702 540782; email: sales@Ipeco.com. 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. 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–2017– 0490; 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 proposed AD, the mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI), the 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. movement, possibly resulting in reduced control of the aeroplane. Neil Doh, Aerospace Engineer, Boston Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238–7757; fax: 781–238– 7199; email: neil.doh@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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–2017– 0490. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2017–0490; Directorate Identifier 2017–NE–13–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this proposed 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 proposed 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– 0256, dated December 16, 2016 (referred to hereinafter as ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: Occurrences have been reported of pilot/ co-pilot unexpected rearward movement during take-off and landing. Investigations determined that horizontal guide block wear, presence of burrs on horizontal centre track, and horizontal track lock system weakness (spring tension too low) were various causes which contributed to the seat not being correctly locked. This condition, if not corrected, could lead to further cases of unwanted flight crew seat Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 Ipeco has issued Service Bulletin (SB) 063–25–08, Revision 00; SB 063–25–09, Revision 00; and SB 063–25–10, Revision 00; all dated May 31, 2016. These SBs provides instructions, differentiated by the part numbers of the affected pilot and co-pilot seats, for the modification and reidentification of these seats. 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 Proposed AD This product has been approved by the aviation authority of the United Kingdom, 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 proposing 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 proposed AD would require modification and reidentification of the affected pilot and co-pilot seats. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this proposed AD affects an unknown number of pilot and co-pilot seats installed on 55 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed AD: ESTIMATED COSTS nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with PROPOSALS Action Labor cost Parts cost Cost per product Cost on U.S. operators Modify crew seats ........................................... 2 work-hours × $85 per hour = $170 ............. $125 $295 $16,225 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:13 Jun 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 the FAA Administrator. ‘‘Subtitle VII: Aviation Programs,’’ describes in more detail the scope of the Agency’s authority. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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 E:\FR\FM\16JNP1.SGM 16JNP1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 115 / Friday, June 16, 2017 / Proposed Rules 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 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. 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. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with PROPOSALS ■ Ipeco Holdings Ltd.: Docket No. FAA–2017– 0490; Directorate Identifier 2017–NE– 13–AD. (a) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by July 31, 2017. (b) Affected ADs None. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:13 Jun 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 (c) Applicability (1) This AD applies to Ipeco Holdings Ltd. (Ipeco) pilot and co-pilot crew seats with a part number (P/N) listed in the Planning Information section of Ipeco Service Bulletins (SBs) 063–25–08, Revision 00, dated May 31, 2016; 063–25–09, Revision 00, dated May 31, 2016; and 063–25–10, Revision 00, dated May 31, 2016. (2) These seats are installed on, but not limited to, ATR–GIE Avions de Transport Regional ATR 42 and ATR 72 airplanes. (d) Subject Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 2510, Flight Compartment Equipment. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by reports of unexpected movement of pilot and co-pilot seats on takeoff and landing. We are issuing this AD to prevent unexpected movement of pilot and co-pilot seats on takeoff and landing. The unsafe condition, if not corrected, could result in reduced control of the airplane. (f) Compliance (1) Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (2) Within 2 years after the effective date of this AD, modify and reidentify each affected pilot and co-pilot seat. Use the Accomplishment Instructions of Ipeco SB 063–25–08, Revision 00, dated May 31, 2016; Ipeco SB 063–25–09, Revision 00, dated May 31, 2016; or Ipeco SB 063–25–10, Revision 00, dated May 31, 2016; as appropriate, to do the modification and reidentification. (g) Installation Prohibition Do not install any pilot or co-pilot seat identified in paragraph (c) of this AD unless the seat is modified and reidentified as specified in paragraph (f)(2) of this AD. (h) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) The Manager, Boston Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, may approve AMOCs for this AD. Use the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19 to make your request. (i) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Neil Doh, Aerospace Engineer, Boston Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781– 238–7757; fax: 781–238–7199; email: neil.doh@faa.gov. (2) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency AD 2016–0256, dated December 16, 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–2017–0490. (3) Ipeco SB 063–25–08, Revision 00, dated May 31, 2016; Ipeco SB 063–25–09, Revision 00, dated May 31, 2016; and Ipeco SB 063– 25–10, Revision 00, dated May 31, 2016, can be obtained from Ipeco, using the contact information in paragraph (i)(4) of this proposed AD. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 27631 (4) For service information identified in this proposed AD, contact Ipeco Holdings Ltd., Aviation Way, Southend on Sea, SS2 6UN, United Kingdom; phone: 44 1702 549371; fax: 44 1702 540782; email: sales@ Ipeco.com. (5) 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 June 9, 2017. Robert J. Ganley, Acting Manager, Engine & Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2017–12305 Filed 6–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2017–0555; Directorate Identifier 2016–NM–183–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Defense and Space S.A. (Formerly Known as Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A.) Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013–02– 12, which applies to all EADS CASA (now Airbus Defense and Space S.A.) Model CN–235, CN–235–100, CN–235– 200, and CN–235–300 airplanes. AD 2013–02–12 currently requires a onetime inspection to identify the correct polarity for each pair of electrical connectors on each engine fire extinguisher cartridge, and repair if necessary. Since we issued AD 2013– 02–12, we have determined it is necessary to add a requirement for modifying the installation of the fire extinguisher circuit harness. This proposed AD would continue to require identifying the correct polarity of each pair of electrical connectors of the affected engine fire extinguisher cartridge, and doing a repair if necessary. This proposed AD would also require modifying the installation of the fire extinguisher circuit harnesses. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. SUMMARY: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by July 31, 2017. DATES: E:\FR\FM\16JNP1.SGM 16JNP1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 115 (Friday, June 16, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 27629-27631]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-12305]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2017-0490; Directorate Identifier 2017-NE-13-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Ipeco Holdings Ltd. Pilot and Co-Pilot 
Seats

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 
certain

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Ipeco Holdings Ltd. (Ipeco) pilot and co-pilot seats. This proposed AD 
was prompted by reports of unexpected movement of pilot and co-pilot 
seats on takeoff and landing. This proposed AD would require 
modification and reidentification of the affected seats. We are 
proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: We must receive comments on this NPRM by July 31, 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: Docket Management Facility, 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 proposed AD, contact 
Ipeco Holdings Ltd., Aviation Way, Southend on Sea, SS2 6UN, United 
Kingdom; phone: 44 1702 549371; fax: 44 1702 540782; email: 
sales@Ipeco.com. 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.

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-2017-
0490; 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 proposed AD, the mandatory continuing airworthiness 
information (MCAI), the 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: Neil Doh, Aerospace Engineer, Boston 
Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 
1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781-238-7757; fax: 
781-238-7199; email: neil.doh@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comments Invited

    We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address 
listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2017-0490; 
Directorate Identifier 2017-NE-13-AD'' at the beginning of your 
comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, 
economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We 
will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend 
this proposed 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 proposed 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 2016-0256, dated December 16, 2016 (referred to hereinafter as ``the 
MCAI''), to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The 
MCAI states:

    Occurrences have been reported of pilot/co-pilot unexpected 
rearward movement during take-off and landing. Investigations 
determined that horizontal guide block wear, presence of burrs on 
horizontal centre track, and horizontal track lock system weakness 
(spring tension too low) were various causes which contributed to 
the seat not being correctly locked.
    This condition, if not corrected, could lead to further cases of 
unwanted flight crew seat movement, possibly resulting in reduced 
control of the aeroplane.

    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-2017-0490.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    Ipeco has issued Service Bulletin (SB) 063-25-08, Revision 00; SB 
063-25-09, Revision 00; and SB 063-25-10, Revision 00; all dated May 
31, 2016. These SBs provides instructions, differentiated by the part 
numbers of the affected pilot and co-pilot seats, for the modification 
and reidentification of these seats. 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 Proposed AD

    This product has been approved by the aviation authority of the 
United Kingdom, 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 proposing 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 proposed AD would require modification and 
reidentification of the affected pilot and co-pilot seats.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this proposed AD affects an unknown number of 
pilot and co-pilot seats installed on 55 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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Modify crew seats.................  2 work-hours x $85 per               $125             $295          $16,225
                                     hour = $170.
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Authority for This Rulemaking

    Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA's authority to 
issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the 
authority of the FAA Administrator. ``Subtitle VII: Aviation 
Programs,'' describes in more detail the scope of the Agency's 
authority.
    We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in 
``Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: General 
requirements.'' Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with

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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 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.

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):

Ipeco Holdings Ltd.: Docket No. FAA-2017-0490; Directorate 
Identifier 2017-NE-13-AD.

(a) Comments Due Date

    We must receive comments by July 31, 2017.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    (1) This AD applies to Ipeco Holdings Ltd. (Ipeco) pilot and co-
pilot crew seats with a part number (P/N) listed in the Planning 
Information section of Ipeco Service Bulletins (SBs) 063-25-08, 
Revision 00, dated May 31, 2016; 063-25-09, Revision 00, dated May 
31, 2016; and 063-25-10, Revision 00, dated May 31, 2016.
    (2) These seats are installed on, but not limited to, ATR-GIE 
Avions de Transport Regional ATR 42 and ATR 72 airplanes.

(d) Subject

    Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 2510, Flight 
Compartment Equipment.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by reports of unexpected movement of pilot 
and co-pilot seats on takeoff and landing. We are issuing this AD to 
prevent unexpected movement of pilot and co-pilot seats on takeoff 
and landing. The unsafe condition, if not corrected, could result in 
reduced control of the airplane.

(f) Compliance

    (1) Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, 
unless already done.
    (2) Within 2 years after the effective date of this AD, modify 
and reidentify each affected pilot and co-pilot seat. Use the 
Accomplishment Instructions of Ipeco SB 063-25-08, Revision 00, 
dated May 31, 2016; Ipeco SB 063-25-09, Revision 00, dated May 31, 
2016; or Ipeco SB 063-25-10, Revision 00, dated May 31, 2016; as 
appropriate, to do the modification and reidentification.

(g) Installation Prohibition

    Do not install any pilot or co-pilot seat identified in 
paragraph (c) of this AD unless the seat is modified and 
reidentified as specified in paragraph (f)(2) of this AD.

(h) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

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

(i) Related Information

    (1) For more information about this AD, contact Neil Doh, 
Aerospace Engineer, Boston Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, 
Engine & Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 
01803; phone: 781-238-7757; fax: 781-238-7199; email: 
neil.doh@faa.gov.
    (2) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency AD 2016-0256, 
dated December 16, 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-2017-0490.
    (3) Ipeco SB 063-25-08, Revision 00, dated May 31, 2016; Ipeco 
SB 063-25-09, Revision 00, dated May 31, 2016; and Ipeco SB 063-25-
10, Revision 00, dated May 31, 2016, can be obtained from Ipeco, 
using the contact information in paragraph (i)(4) of this proposed 
AD.
    (4) For service information identified in this proposed AD, 
contact Ipeco Holdings Ltd., Aviation Way, Southend on Sea, SS2 6UN, 
United Kingdom; phone: 44 1702 549371; fax: 44 1702 540782; email: 
sales@Ipeco.com.
    (5) 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 June 9, 2017.
Robert J. Ganley,
Acting Manager, Engine & Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-12305 Filed 6-15-17; 8:45 am]
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