Airworthiness Directives; Textron Aviation Inc. Airplanes, 58140-58142 [2017-26038]

Download as PDF 58140 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 236 / Monday, December 11, 2017 / Proposed Rules DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2017–1120; Product Identifier 2017–CE–030–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Textron Aviation Inc. Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Textron Aviation Inc. Models 510, 680, and 680A airplanes equipped with certain part number brake assemblies. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that brake pad wear indicator pins were set incorrectly, which could lead to brake pad wear beyond the acceptable limits without indication. This proposed AD would require inspection of the brake pad wear indicator pins and replacement of the brake assembly if any pin is set incorrectly. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. SUMMARY: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by January 25, 2018. 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 Textron Aviation Inc., One Cessna Boulevard, P.O. Box 7704, Wichita, Kansas 67277; phone: 316–517–6215; email: citationpubs@ txtav.com; Internet: https:// support.cessna.com/custsupt/csupport/ newlogin.jsp; or UTC Aerospace Systems, Goodrich Corporation, 101 Waco Street, P.O. Box 340, Troy, Ohio 45373; phone: 937–339–3811; email: awb.techpubs@utas.utc.com; Internet: https://www.customers.utcaero spacesystems.com/. You may view this service information at the FAA, Policy daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Dec 08, 2017 Jkt 244001 and Innovation Division, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (816) 329– 4148. 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– 1120; 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 NPRM, 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 One of the Following: • For the Model 510: David Enns, Aerospace Engineer, Wichita ACO Branch, FAA, 1801 Airport Road, Room 100, Wichita, Kansas 67209; phone: 316–946–4147; fax: 913–946–4107; email: david.enns@faa.gov; or • For the Models 680 and 680A: Adam Hein, Aerospace Engineer, Wichita ACO Branch, FAA, 1801 Airport Road, Room 100, Wichita, Kansas 67209; phone: 316–946–4116; fax: 316–946–4107; email: adam.hein@ faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposal. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA– 2017–1120; Product Identifier 2017–CE– 030–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 information from UTC Aerospace Systems (UTC) that brake pad wear indicator pins were set incorrectly on certain Textron Aviation Inc. (Textron) Models 510, 680, and 680A airplanes equipped with brake PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 assemblies, part numbers (P/Ns) 2– 1706–1 and 2–1675–1, with certain serial numbers. Brakes overhauled by UTC may have wear indicator pins set longer than specified. UTC discovered this condition during their inspection of incoming brakes. This condition, if not corrected, could result in brake pad wear beyond the acceptable limits without indication and consequent loss of braking ability, which could lead to a runway excursion. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 We reviewed UTC Service Bulletin 2– 1706–1–32–1, Revision 1, dated July 18, 2017; and UTC Service Bulletin 2– 1675–32–2, Revision 1, dated July 18, 2017. For the applicable models, the service information identifies the affected serial number brake assemblies and describes procedures for inspecting the wear indicator pins. 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. These UTC service bulletins are included as attachments with the Textron service letters discussed in the Other Related Service Information paragraph. Other Related Service Information We also reviewed Textron Aviation Inc. Service Letters SL510–32–08, SL680–32–15, and SL680A–32–05, all dated July 21, 2017. For the applicable airplane models, these service letters direct the operators to use Goodrich Service Bulletins 2–1706–1–32–1 and 2–1675–32–2. However, the Goodrich Service Bulletins that the Textron Aviation Inc. Service Letters refer to and intend for operators to use are titled UTC Aerospace Systems Service Bulletin 2–1706–1–32–1, Revision 1, dated July 18, 2017; and UTC Aerospace Systems Service Bulletin 2–1675–32–2, Revision 1, dated July 18, 2017. The UTC service bulletins are included as attachments to the Textron service letters. 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 accomplishing the actions specified in the service information described previously. E:\FR\FM\11DEP1.SGM 11DEP1 58141 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 236 / Monday, December 11, 2017 / Proposed Rules Costs of Compliance We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed AD: We estimate that this proposed AD affects 668 airplanes of U.S. registry. ESTIMATED COSTS Cost per product Cost on U.S. operators Action Labor cost Parts cost Inspection of the brake assembly wear indicator pins for Models 680 and 680A. Inspection of the brake assembly wear indicator pins for Model 510. 1 work-hour × $85 per hour = $85 .. Not applicable ......... $85 $31,790 .5 work-hour × $85 per hour = $42.50. Not applicable ......... 42.50 12,495 We estimate the following costs to do any necessary replacement that would be required based on the results of the proposed inspection. We have no way of determining the number of airplanes that might need these replacements: ON-CONDITION COSTS Action Labor cost Replacement of the brake assembly for Models 680 and 680A Replacement of the brake assembly for Model 510 ................. 8 work-hours × $85 per hour = $680 .............. 3 work-hours × $85 per hour = $255 .............. According to the manufacturer, 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. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS 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. This AD is issued in accordance with authority delegated by the Executive Director, Aircraft Certification Service, as authorized by FAA Order 8000.51C. In accordance with that order, issuance of ADs is normally a function of the Compliance and Airworthiness Division, but during this transition period, the Executive Director has VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Dec 08, 2017 Jkt 244001 delegated the authority to issue ADs applicable to small airplanes and domestic business jet transport airplanes to the Director of the Policy and Innovation Division. 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: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Parts cost $106,164 10,828 Cost per product $106,844 11,083 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): ■ Textron Aviation Inc.: Docket No. FAA– 2017–1120; Product Identifier 2017–CE– 30–AD. (a) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by January 25, 2018. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability (1) This AD applies to Textron Aviation Inc. (Textron) (type certificates previously held by Cessna Aircraft Company) Models 510, 680, and 680A airplanes equipped with a brake assembly specified in paragraphs (c)(1)(i) and (ii) of this AD, certificated in any category: (i) For Model 510 airplanes: Brake assembly part number (P/N) 2–1706–1 that has a serial number listed in table 1 of UTC Aerospace Systems (UTC) Service Bulletin 2– 1706–1–32–1, Revision 1, July 18, 2017; and (ii) Models 680 and 680A airplanes: Brake assembly P/N 2–1675–1 that has a serial number listed in table 1 of UTC Service Bulletin 2–1675–32–2, Revision 1, July 18, 2017. (2) The UTC service bulletins are included as attachments to Textron Service Letters SL510–32–08, SL680–32–15, and SL680A– 32–05, all dated July 21, 2017. However, you may also obtain the UTC service bulletins directly from UTC using the contact E:\FR\FM\11DEP1.SGM 11DEP1 58142 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 236 / Monday, December 11, 2017 / Proposed Rules information found in paragraph (k)(2) of this AD. (d) Subject Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC)/ Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 32, Landing Gear. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by information received from UTC that brake pad wear indicator pins were set incorrectly. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct wear indicator pins that were set at an incorrect length. The unsafe condition, if not corrected, could result in brake pad wear beyond the acceptable limits without indication and consequent loss of braking ability, which could lead to a runway excursion. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Inspection (1) For Model 510 airplanes: Within 75 landings after the effective date of this AD or within 90 days after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first, inspect the brake pad wear indicator pins, P/N 2–1706–1, for correct length following UTC Service Bulletin 2–1706–1–32–1, Revision 1, July 18, 2017. (2) For Models 680 and 680A airplanes: Within 200 landings after the effective date of this AD or within 90 days after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first, inspect the brake pad wear indicator pins, P/N 2–1675–1, for correct length following UTC Service Bulletin 2–1675–32– 2, Revision 1, July 18, 2017. (3) The compliance times in this AD are presented in landings. If you do not keep a record of the total number of landings, then multiply the total number of hours time-inservice (TIS) after the effective date by 0.85 for Model 510 airplanes and multiply the total number of hours TIS after the effective date by 0.73 for Models 680 and 680A airplanes to estimate the number of landings. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS (h) Replacement If any brake pad wear indicator pin is found to have an incorrect length during the inspection required in paragraph (g) of this AD, before further flight, contact Textron for FAA-approved replacement instructions approved specifically for this AD. You may use the contact information listed in paragraph (k)(2) of this AD, as applicable. (i) Special Flight Permit We allow a special flight permit per 14 CFR 39.23 for the replacement of the brake assembly required in paragraph (h) of this AD provided the wear indicator pin length extends a minimum of 0.200 inches beyond the brake assembly housing with the brakes engaged. (j) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Wichita ACO Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Dec 08, 2017 Jkt 244001 found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the certification office, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (k)(1) of this AD. (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. (k) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact one of the following: (i) For the Model 510: David Enns, Aerospace Engineer, Wichita ACO Branch, FAA, 1801 Airport Road, Room 100, Wichita, Kansas 67209; phone: 316–946–4147; fax: 913–946–4107; email: david.enns@faa.gov; or (ii) For the Models 680 and 680A: Adam Hein, Aerospace Engineer, Wichita ACO Branch, FAA, 1801 Airport Road, Room 100, Wichita, Kansas 67209; phone: 316–946– 4116; fax: 316–946–4107; email: adam.hein@ faa.gov. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Textron Aviation Inc., One Cessna Boulevard, P.O. Box 7704, Wichita, Kansas 67277; phone: 316–517–6215; email: citationpubs@txtav.com; Internet: https:// support.cessna.com/custsupt/csupport/ newlogin.jsp; or UTC Aerospace Systems, Goodrich Corporation, 101 Waco Street, P.O. Box 340, Troy, Ohio 45373; phone: 937–339– 3811; email: awb.techpubs@utas.utc.com; Internet: https://www.customers.utcaero spacesystems.com/. You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Policy and Innovation Division, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (816) 329–4148. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on November 21, 2017. Melvin J. Johnson, Deputy Director, Policy & Innovation Division, Aircraft Certification Service. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2017-1120; Product Identifier 2017-CE-030-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Textron Aviation Inc. Airplanes

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 Textron Aviation Inc. Models 510, 680, and 680A airplanes 
equipped with certain part number brake assemblies. This proposed AD 
was prompted by a report that brake pad wear indicator pins were set 
incorrectly, which could lead to brake pad wear beyond the acceptable 
limits without indication. This proposed AD would require inspection of 
the brake pad wear indicator pins and replacement of the brake assembly 
if any pin is set incorrectly. We are proposing this AD to address the 
unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by January 25, 
2018.

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 Textron 
Aviation Inc., One Cessna Boulevard, P.O. Box 7704, Wichita, Kansas 
67277; phone: 316-517-6215; email: [email protected]; Internet: 
https://support.cessna.com/custsupt/csupport/newlogin.jsp; or UTC 
Aerospace Systems, Goodrich Corporation, 101 Waco Street, P.O. Box 340, 
Troy, Ohio 45373; phone: 937-339-3811; email: 
[email protected]; Internet: https://www.customers.utcaerospacesystems.com/. You may view this service 
information at the FAA, Policy and Innovation Division, 901 Locust, 
Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of 
this material at the FAA, call (816) 329-4148.

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-
1120; 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 NPRM, 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 One of the Following:
     For the Model 510: David Enns, Aerospace Engineer, Wichita 
ACO Branch, FAA, 1801 Airport Road, Room 100, Wichita, Kansas 67209; 
phone: 316-946-4147; fax: 913-946-4107; email: [email protected]; or
     For the Models 680 and 680A: Adam Hein, Aerospace 
Engineer, Wichita ACO Branch, FAA, 1801 Airport Road, Room 100, 
Wichita, Kansas 67209; phone: 316-946-4116; fax: 316-946-4107; email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Comments Invited

    We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this proposal. Send your comments to an address listed 
under the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2017-1120; 
Product Identifier 2017-CE-030-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 information from UTC Aerospace Systems (UTC) that brake 
pad wear indicator pins were set incorrectly on certain Textron 
Aviation Inc. (Textron) Models 510, 680, and 680A airplanes equipped 
with brake assemblies, part numbers (P/Ns) 2-1706-1 and 2-1675-1, with 
certain serial numbers. Brakes overhauled by UTC may have wear 
indicator pins set longer than specified. UTC discovered this condition 
during their inspection of incoming brakes. This condition, if not 
corrected, could result in brake pad wear beyond the acceptable limits 
without indication and consequent loss of braking ability, which could 
lead to a runway excursion.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    We reviewed UTC Service Bulletin 2-1706-1-32-1, Revision 1, dated 
July 18, 2017; and UTC Service Bulletin 2-1675-32-2, Revision 1, dated 
July 18, 2017. For the applicable models, the service information 
identifies the affected serial number brake assemblies and describes 
procedures for inspecting the wear indicator pins. 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. These UTC service bulletins are 
included as attachments with the Textron service letters discussed in 
the Other Related Service Information paragraph.

Other Related Service Information

    We also reviewed Textron Aviation Inc. Service Letters SL510-32-08, 
SL680-32-15, and SL680A-32-05, all dated July 21, 2017. For the 
applicable airplane models, these service letters direct the operators 
to use Goodrich Service Bulletins 2-1706-1-32-1 and 2-1675-32-2. 
However, the Goodrich Service Bulletins that the Textron Aviation Inc. 
Service Letters refer to and intend for operators to use are titled UTC 
Aerospace Systems Service Bulletin 2-1706-1-32-1, Revision 1, dated 
July 18, 2017; and UTC Aerospace Systems Service Bulletin 2-1675-32-2, 
Revision 1, dated July 18, 2017. The UTC service bulletins are included 
as attachments to the Textron service letters.

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 accomplishing the actions specified 
in the service information described previously.

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Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this proposed AD affects 668 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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Inspection of the brake          1 work-hour x $85   Not applicable.............             $85         $31,790
 assembly wear indicator pins     per hour = $85.
 for Models 680 and 680A.
Inspection of the brake          .5 work-hour x $85  Not applicable.............           42.50          12,495
 assembly wear indicator pins     per hour = $42.50.
 for Model 510.
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    We estimate the following costs to do any necessary replacement 
that would be required based on the results of the proposed inspection. 
We have no way of determining the number of airplanes that might need 
these replacements:

                                               On-Condition Costs
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                                                                                                     Cost per
                    Action                                 Labor cost               Parts cost        product
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Replacement of the brake assembly for Models    8 work-hours x $85 per hour =           $106,164        $106,844
 680 and 680A.                                   $680.
Replacement of the brake assembly for Model     3 work-hours x $85 per hour =             10,828          11,083
 510.                                            $255.
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    According to the manufacturer, 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.
    This AD is issued in accordance with authority delegated by the 
Executive Director, Aircraft Certification Service, as authorized by 
FAA Order 8000.51C. In accordance with that order, issuance of ADs is 
normally a function of the Compliance and Airworthiness Division, but 
during this transition period, the Executive Director has delegated the 
authority to issue ADs applicable to small airplanes and domestic 
business jet transport airplanes to the Director of the Policy and 
Innovation Division.

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]

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

Textron Aviation Inc.: Docket No. FAA-2017-1120; Product Identifier 
2017-CE-30-AD.

(a) Comments Due Date

    We must receive comments by January 25, 2018.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    (1) This AD applies to Textron Aviation Inc. (Textron) (type 
certificates previously held by Cessna Aircraft Company) Models 510, 
680, and 680A airplanes equipped with a brake assembly specified in 
paragraphs (c)(1)(i) and (ii) of this AD, certificated in any 
category:
    (i) For Model 510 airplanes: Brake assembly part number (P/N) 2-
1706-1 that has a serial number listed in table 1 of UTC Aerospace 
Systems (UTC) Service Bulletin 2-1706-1-32-1, Revision 1, July 18, 
2017; and
    (ii) Models 680 and 680A airplanes: Brake assembly P/N 2-1675-1 
that has a serial number listed in table 1 of UTC Service Bulletin 
2-1675-32-2, Revision 1, July 18, 2017.
    (2) The UTC service bulletins are included as attachments to 
Textron Service Letters SL510-32-08, SL680-32-15, and SL680A-32-05, 
all dated July 21, 2017. However, you may also obtain the UTC 
service bulletins directly from UTC using the contact

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information found in paragraph (k)(2) of this AD.

(d) Subject

    Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC)/Air Transport Association 
(ATA) of America Code 32, Landing Gear.

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by information received from UTC that brake 
pad wear indicator pins were set incorrectly. We are issuing this AD 
to detect and correct wear indicator pins that were set at an 
incorrect length. The unsafe condition, if not corrected, could 
result in brake pad wear beyond the acceptable limits without 
indication and consequent loss of braking ability, which could lead 
to a runway excursion.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Inspection

    (1) For Model 510 airplanes: Within 75 landings after the 
effective date of this AD or within 90 days after the effective date 
of this AD, whichever occurs first, inspect the brake pad wear 
indicator pins, P/N 2-1706-1, for correct length following UTC 
Service Bulletin 2-1706-1-32-1, Revision 1, July 18, 2017.
    (2) For Models 680 and 680A airplanes: Within 200 landings after 
the effective date of this AD or within 90 days after the effective 
date of this AD, whichever occurs first, inspect the brake pad wear 
indicator pins, P/N 2-1675-1, for correct length following UTC 
Service Bulletin 2-1675-32-2, Revision 1, July 18, 2017.
    (3) The compliance times in this AD are presented in landings. 
If you do not keep a record of the total number of landings, then 
multiply the total number of hours time-in-service (TIS) after the 
effective date by 0.85 for Model 510 airplanes and multiply the 
total number of hours TIS after the effective date by 0.73 for 
Models 680 and 680A airplanes to estimate the number of landings.

(h) Replacement

    If any brake pad wear indicator pin is found to have an 
incorrect length during the inspection required in paragraph (g) of 
this AD, before further flight, contact Textron for FAA-approved 
replacement instructions approved specifically for this AD. You may 
use the contact information listed in paragraph (k)(2) of this AD, 
as applicable.

(i) Special Flight Permit

    We allow a special flight permit per 14 CFR 39.23 for the 
replacement of the brake assembly required in paragraph (h) of this 
AD provided the wear indicator pin length extends a minimum of 0.200 
inches beyond the brake assembly housing with the brakes engaged.

(j) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (1) The Manager, Wichita ACO Branch, FAA, has the authority to 
approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found 
in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request 
to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District 
Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the 
manager of the certification office, send it to the attention of the 
person identified in paragraph (k)(1) of this AD.
    (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.

(k) Related Information

    (1) For more information about this AD, contact one of the 
following:
    (i) For the Model 510: David Enns, Aerospace Engineer, Wichita 
ACO Branch, FAA, 1801 Airport Road, Room 100, Wichita, Kansas 67209; 
phone: 316-946-4147; fax: 913-946-4107; email: [email protected]; 
or
    (ii) For the Models 680 and 680A: Adam Hein, Aerospace Engineer, 
Wichita ACO Branch, FAA, 1801 Airport Road, Room 100, Wichita, 
Kansas 67209; phone: 316-946-4116; fax: 316-946-4107; email: 
[email protected].
    (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Textron Aviation Inc., One Cessna Boulevard, P.O. Box 7704, Wichita, 
Kansas 67277; phone: 316-517-6215; email: [email protected]; 
Internet: https://support.cessna.com/custsupt/csupport/newlogin.jsp; 
or UTC Aerospace Systems, Goodrich Corporation, 101 Waco Street, 
P.O. Box 340, Troy, Ohio 45373; phone: 937-339-3811; email: 
[email protected]; Internet: https://www.customers.utcaerospacesystems.com/. You may view this referenced 
service information at the FAA, Policy and Innovation Division, 901 
Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the 
availability of this material at the FAA, call (816) 329-4148.

    Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on November 21, 2017.
Melvin J. Johnson,
Deputy Director, Policy & Innovation Division, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-26038 Filed 12-8-17; 8:45 am]
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