Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Corporation Turbofan Engines, 61151-61153 [2017-27778]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 27, 2017 / Rules and Regulations provided in § 1026.35(b)(2)(iii)(D)(1) and (2). Thus, the exemption applies, provided the other conditions of § 1026.35(b)(2)(iii) are satisfied, even if the creditor previously maintained escrow accounts for mortgage loans, provided it no longer maintains any such accounts except as provided in § 1026.35(b)(2)(iii)(D)(1) and (2). Once a creditor or its affiliate begins escrowing for loans currently serviced other than those addressed in § 1026.35(b)(2)(iii)(D)(1) and (2), however, the creditor and its affiliate become ineligible for the exemption in § 1026.35(b)(2)(iii) on higher-priced mortgage loans they make while such escrowing continues. Thus, as long as a creditor (or its affiliate) services and maintains escrow accounts for any mortgage loans, other than as provided in § 1026.35(b)(2)(iii)(D)(1) and (2), the creditor will not be eligible for the exemption for any higher-priced mortgage loan it may make. For purposes of § 1026.35(b)(2)(iii), a creditor or its affiliate ‘‘maintains’’ an escrow account only if it services a mortgage loan for which an escrow account has been established at least through the due date of the second periodic payment under the terms of the legal obligation. * * * * * Rolls-Royce Corporation (RRC) AE 3007A and AE 3007C model turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by an updated analysis that lowered the life limit of fan wheels installed on the affected engines. This AD requires removal of the affected fan wheel at new, lower life limits. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective January 31, 2018. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of January 31, 2018. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, contact Rolls-Royce Corporation, 450 South Meridian Street, Mail Code NB–02–05, Indianapolis, IN 46225; phone: 317– 230–3774; email: indy.pubs.services@ rolls-royce.com; internet: www.rollsroyce.com. You may view this service information at the FAA, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7125. AGENCY: 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– 0750; 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 final rule, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647–5527) is Document Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kyri Zaroyiannis, Aerospace Engineer, Chicago ACO Branch, FAA, 2300 E. Devon Ave., Des Plaines, IL 60018; phone: 847–294–7836; fax: 847–294– 7834; email: kyri.zaroyiannis@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would Dated: December 14, 2017. Mick Mulvaney, Acting Director, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. [FR Doc. 2017–27897 Filed 12–21–17; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4810–AM–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2017–0750; Product Identifier 2017–NE–24–AD; Amendment 39– 19137; AD 2017–26–06] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Corporation Turbofan Engines Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:49 Dec 26, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 61151 apply to certain RRC AE 3007A and AE 3007C model turbofan engines. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on September 22, 2017 (82 FR 44357). The NPRM was prompted by an updated stress analysis that showed higher stress than previously calculated in the aft retainer flange scallop of the fan wheel, part number (P/N) 23061670. As a result, RRC reduced the published life of the affected fan wheel. The NPRM proposed to require removal of the affected fan wheel at new, lower life limits. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this final rule. We have considered the comment received. The Air Line Pilots Association supported the NPRM. Conclusion We reviewed the relevant data, considered the comment received, and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting this final rule as proposed except for minor editorial changes. We have determined that these minor changes: • Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM for correcting the unsafe condition; and • Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already proposed in the NPRM. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 We reviewed RRC Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) AE 3007A–A–72–424/ ASB AE 3007C–A–72–327 (one document), Revision 1, dated April 20, 2017. The ASB provides updated life limits for the affected fan wheels. 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. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD affects 341 engines installed on airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD: E:\FR\FM\27DER1.SGM 27DER1 61152 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 27, 2017 / Rules and Regulations ESTIMATED COSTS Action Replace fan wheel (P/N 23061670) at reduced life .... daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES 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 engines, propellers, and associated appliances to the Manager, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, Policy and Innovation Division. Regulatory Findings This AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:49 Dec 26, 2017 Parts cost Cost per product Cost on U.S. operators $12,357 (pro-rated cost of part). $12,357 $4,213,737 Labor cost Jkt 244001 0 work-hours x $85 per hour = $0. on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: 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): ■ 2017–26–06 Roll-Royce Corporation (Type Certificate previously held by Allison Engine Company): Amendment 39– 19137; Docket No. FAA–2017–0750; Product Identifier 2017–NE–24–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective January 30, 2018. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Rolls-Royce Corporation (RRC) AE 3007A, AE 3007A1, AE 3007A1/1, AE 3007A1/2, AE 3007A1/3, AE 3007A1P, AE 3007A1E, AE 3007A3, AE 3007C and 3007C1 turbofan engines with a fan wheel, part number (P/N) 23061670, installed. (d) Subject Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 7250, Turbine/turboprop Engine, Turbine Section. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by an updated analysis that lowered the life limit of fan wheels installed on the affected engines. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the fan wheel. The unsafe condition, if not corrected, could result in failure of the fan wheel, uncontained release of the fan wheel, damage to the engine, and damage to the airplane. PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Required Actions (1) For all AE 3007A, AE 3007A1, AE 3007A1/1, AE 3007A1/2, AE 3007A1/3, AE 3007A1P, AE 3007A1E, AE 3007A3, AE 3007C and 3007C1 engines with an installed fan wheel, P/N 23061670, after the effective date of this AD, remove the affected fan wheel before exceeding the new life limits identified in Planning Information, paragraph 1.F., of RRC Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) AE 3007A–A–72–424/ASB AE 3007C–A–72–327 (one document), Revision 1, dated April 20, 2017. (2) After the effective date of this AD, do not return to service any engine with a fan wheel, P/N 23061670, with a fan wheel life that exceeds the new life limits identified in Planning Information, paragraph 1.C., of RRC ASB AE 3007A–A–72–424/ASB AE 3007C– A–72–327 (one document), Revision 1, dated April 20, 2017. (h) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Chicago 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 Chicago ACO Branch, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (i) 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. (i) Related Information For more information about this AD, contact Kyri Zaroyiannis, Aerospace Engineer, Chicago ACO Branch, FAA, 2300 E. Devon Ave. Des Plaines, IL 60018; phone: 847–294–7836; fax: 847–294–7834; email: kyri.zaroyiannis@faa.gov. (j) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (i) Rolls-Royce Corporation (RRC) Alert Service Bulletin AE 3007A–A–72–424/ASB AE 3007C–A–72–327 (one document), Revision 1, dated April 20, 2017. E:\FR\FM\27DER1.SGM 27DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 27, 2017 / Rules and Regulations (ii) Reserved. (3) For RRC service information identified in this AD, contact Rolls-Royce Corporation, 450 South Meridian Street, Mail Code NB– 02–05, Indianapolis, IN 46225; phone: 317– 230–3774; email: indy.pubs.services@rollsroyce.com; internet: www.rolls-royce.com. (4) You may view this service information at FAA, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7125. (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on December 18, 2017. Robert J. Ganley, Manager, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2017–27778 Filed 12–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security 15 CFR Parts 732, 734, 738, 740, 746, and 774 [170207157–7157–01] RIN 0694–AH31 Revisions, Clarifications, and Technical Corrections to the Export Administration Regulations Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce. ACTION: Final rule; correcting amendments. AGENCY: In this final rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security corrects certain provisions in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to provide accurate references and fix typographical errors, and amend several Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) to enhance consistency with the other ECCNs on the Commerce Control List (CCL). The corrections are editorial in nature and do not affect license requirements. SUMMARY: This rule is effective December 27, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ivan Mogensen, Office of Exporter Services, Bureau of Industry and Security, by telephone: (202) 482–2440 or email: Ivan.Mogensen@bis.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:49 Dec 26, 2017 Jkt 244001 Overview This final rule updates six parts of the EAR to correct typographical errors, clarify inaccurate or unclear internal references, and correct inconsistencies in certain entries on the Commerce Control List (CCL). Part 732 Section 732.4(b) discusses steps to be taken when reviewing license exceptions for exports and reexports. In § 732.4(b)(7)(ii), there is a reference to § 740.20(g) listing ECCNs that may be eligible for subsequent export or reexport under license exception STA, following submission of a license application. However, only ECCN 9A610.a is listed in § 732.4(b)(7)(ii), while ECCNs 0A606.a, 8A609.a, 8A620.a, 8A620.b, ‘‘spacecraft’’ in ECCN subparagraphs 9A515.a.1, a.2, a.3, a.4, 9A515.g, and 9E515.b, .d, .e, and .f (which also now appear in § 740.20(g)), are inadvertently omitted. This correction adds the omitted items listed in § 740.20(g) to § 732.4(b)(7)(ii). Additionally, because these items include both commodities and technology, the term ‘‘aircraft’’ in the reference to 9A610.a is replaced with ‘‘item.’’ This rule also clarifies and corrects the Export Control Decision Tree diagram in supplement No. 1 to part 732 that was last revised in a final rule published February 6, 2004 (69 FR 5686 (Feb. 6, 2004)). Several of the decision ‘‘blocks’’ in the flowchart contain references that are unclear or incorrect. This rule provides clarity by changing references to the general prohibitions to citations of specific sections of the EAR, and correcting improper citations to ensure that the citations contained in all decision blocks coincide with the appropriate sections of the EAR. Specifically, the changes are as follows: In the block which begins ‘‘Is your item classified under an ECCN on the CCL,’’ a direct citation to § 736.2(b)(1) through (3) replaces a reference to General Prohibitions 1 through 3, which did not inform the reader where the prohibitions could be found in the EAR; in the block which begins ‘‘Is there an ‘X’ in the box,’’ the EAR citations now directly follow references to the Commerce Country Chart and the CCL, respectively; and, in the block which begins ‘‘Use License Exception,’’ the citation to § 740.1, which is an introduction, is replaced with a reference to the whole of part 740. Additionally, several grammatical errors are addressed, and the section symbol (‘‘§ ’’) is added wherever a section of the EAR is referenced in the decision blocks PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 61153 for clarity. Finally, this final rule changes the supplement’s name from ‘‘Decision Tree’’ to ‘‘Export Control Decision Tree’’ to match the title of the diagram, and the duplicative parenthetical in the graphic title reading ‘‘(Supp. No. 1 to Part 732)’’ is deleted. Part 734 Section 734.18 was created in the rule Revisions to Definitions in the Export Administration Regulations (81 FR 35586 (June 3, 2016)) and discusses activities that are not exports, reexports, or transfers. The note following the end of § 734.18(a)(5)(iv) discusses data in transit via the internet, but the note is incorrectly described as the note to paragraph (a)(4)(iv). This rule changes the note to refer to § 734.18(a)(5)(iv). Part 738 In § 738.2(d)(1), Composition of an entry, there is a description of the meaning attached to each alphanumeric character making up an Export Control Classification Number. This paragraph currently explains that the second ‘‘digit’’ in an ECCN indicates the ‘‘Reason for Control.’’ However, in paragraph (d)(1)(i) of this section, the paragraph refers to the Reason for Control as the third ‘‘digit.’’ This final rule amends § 738.2(d)(1)(i) to replace the word ‘‘digit’’ with ‘‘alphanumeric character’’ in order to maintain consistency and prevent confusion. Additionally, in § 738.2, this final rule makes a correction in § 738.2(d)(2)(iv)(C)(2). The text of this paragraph uses ECCN 2B992 as an example when providing an overview of how to read an ECCN heading on the Commerce Control List (CCL). However, in the latter part of the section, the text erroneously references ECCN 2B999 instead of 2B992. This rule replaces the reference to ECCN 2B999 with 2B992 in this section to correct the ECCN reference. Part 740 Section 740.20(g)(1) lists 9x515 and ‘‘600 series’’ ECCNs that are eligible for license exception Strategic Trade Authorization. This includes ECCNs 9A515.a.1, .a.2, .a.3, .a.4, and .g, 9A610.a, and technology ECCNs 9E515.b, .d, .e, and .f. In the final rule Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Control of Spacecraft Systems and Related Items the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control under the United States Munitions List (USML) (82 FR 2875 (Jan. 10, 2017)), the phrase ‘‘that provide space-based logistics, assembly or servicing of any spacecraft (e.g., refueling)’’ following the list of ECCN E:\FR\FM\27DER1.SGM 27DER1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2017-0750; Product Identifier 2017-NE-24-AD; Amendment 
39-19137; AD 2017-26-06]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Corporation Turbofan 
Engines

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 
Rolls-Royce Corporation (RRC) AE 3007A and AE 3007C model turbofan 
engines. This AD was prompted by an updated analysis that lowered the 
life limit of fan wheels installed on the affected engines. This AD 
requires removal of the affected fan wheel at new, lower life limits. 
We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these 
products.

DATES: This AD is effective January 31, 2018.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of January 31, 
2018.

ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, 
contact Rolls-Royce Corporation, 450 South Meridian Street, Mail Code 
NB-02-05, Indianapolis, IN 46225; phone: 317-230-3774; email: 
royce.com">[email protected]royce.com; internet: www.rolls-royce.com. You 
may view this service information at the FAA, Engine and Propeller 
Standards Branch, 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-
0750; 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 final rule, the regulatory evaluation, any comments 
received, and other information. The address for the Docket Office 
(phone: 800-647-5527) is Document Management Facility, U.S. Department 
of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kyri Zaroyiannis, Aerospace Engineer, 
Chicago ACO Branch, FAA, 2300 E. Devon Ave., Des Plaines, IL 60018; 
phone: 847-294-7836; fax: 847-294-7834; email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR 
part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to certain RRC AE 3007A and AE 
3007C model turbofan engines. The NPRM published in the Federal 
Register on September 22, 2017 (82 FR 44357). The NPRM was prompted by 
an updated stress analysis that showed higher stress than previously 
calculated in the aft retainer flange scallop of the fan wheel, part 
number (P/N) 23061670. As a result, RRC reduced the published life of 
the affected fan wheel. The NPRM proposed to require removal of the 
affected fan wheel at new, lower life limits. We are issuing this AD to 
correct the unsafe condition on these products.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this final rule. We have considered the comment received. The Air Line 
Pilots Association supported the NPRM.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the relevant data, considered the comment received, and 
determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting 
this final rule as proposed except for minor editorial changes. We have 
determined that these minor changes:
     Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the 
NPRM for correcting the unsafe condition; and
     Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was 
already proposed in the NPRM.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    We reviewed RRC Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) AE 3007A-A-72-424/ASB 
AE 3007C-A-72-327 (one document), Revision 1, dated April 20, 2017. The 
ASB provides updated life limits for the affected fan wheels. 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.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD affects 341 engines installed on airplanes 
of U.S. registry.
    We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD:

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                                                 Estimated Costs
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                                                                                    Cost per       Cost on U.S.
              Action                     Labor cost            Parts cost           product         operators
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Replace fan wheel (P/N 23061670)    0 work-hours x $85    $12,357 (pro-rated           $12,357       $4,213,737
 at reduced life.                    per hour = $0.        cost of part).
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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 
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 engines, propellers, and 
associated appliances to the Manager, Engine and Propeller Standards 
Branch, Policy and Innovation Division.

Regulatory Findings

    This AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 
13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, 
on the relationship between the national government and the States, or 
on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various 
levels of government.
    For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD:
    (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive 
Order 12866,
    (2) Is not a ``significant rule'' under 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.

Adoption of the Amendment

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

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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):

2017-26-06 Roll-Royce Corporation (Type Certificate previously held 
by Allison Engine Company): Amendment 39-19137; Docket No. FAA-2017-
0750; Product Identifier 2017-NE-24-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective January 30, 2018.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Rolls-Royce Corporation (RRC) AE 3007A, AE 
3007A1, AE 3007A1/1, AE 3007A1/2, AE 3007A1/3, AE 3007A1P, AE 
3007A1E, AE 3007A3, AE 3007C and 3007C1 turbofan engines with a fan 
wheel, part number (P/N) 23061670, installed.

(d) Subject

    Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 7250, Turbine/
turboprop Engine, Turbine Section.

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by an updated analysis that lowered the 
life limit of fan wheels installed on the affected engines. We are 
issuing this AD to prevent failure of the fan wheel. The unsafe 
condition, if not corrected, could result in failure of the fan 
wheel, uncontained release of the fan wheel, damage to the engine, 
and damage to the airplane.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Required Actions

    (1) For all AE 3007A, AE 3007A1, AE 3007A1/1, AE 3007A1/2, AE 
3007A1/3, AE 3007A1P, AE 3007A1E, AE 3007A3, AE 3007C and 3007C1 
engines with an installed fan wheel, P/N 23061670, after the 
effective date of this AD, remove the affected fan wheel before 
exceeding the new life limits identified in Planning Information, 
paragraph 1.F., of RRC Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) AE 3007A-A-72-
424/ASB AE 3007C-A-72-327 (one document), Revision 1, dated April 
20, 2017.
    (2) After the effective date of this AD, do not return to 
service any engine with a fan wheel, P/N 23061670, with a fan wheel 
life that exceeds the new life limits identified in Planning 
Information, paragraph 1.C., of RRC ASB AE 3007A-A-72-424/ASB AE 
3007C-A-72-327 (one document), Revision 1, dated April 20, 2017.

(h) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (1) The Manager, Chicago 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 Chicago ACO Branch, send it to the attention of the 
person identified in paragraph (i) 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.

(i) Related Information

    For more information about this AD, contact Kyri Zaroyiannis, 
Aerospace Engineer, Chicago ACO Branch, FAA, 2300 E. Devon Ave. Des 
Plaines, IL 60018; phone: 847-294-7836; fax: 847-294-7834; email: 
[email protected].

(j) Material Incorporated by Reference

    (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed 
in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
    (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do 
the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise.
    (i) Rolls-Royce Corporation (RRC) Alert Service Bulletin AE 
3007A-A-72-424/ASB AE 3007C-A-72-327 (one document), Revision 1, 
dated April 20, 2017.

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    (ii) Reserved.
    (3) For RRC service information identified in this AD, contact 
Rolls-Royce Corporation, 450 South Meridian Street, Mail Code NB-02-
05, Indianapolis, IN 46225; phone: 317-230-3774; email: 
royce.com">[email protected]royce.com; internet: www.rolls-royce.com.
    (4) You may view this service information at FAA, Engine and 
Propeller Standards Branch, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 
01803. For information on the availability of this material at the 
FAA, call 781-238-7125.
    (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated 
by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration 
(NARA). For information on the availability of this material at 
NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

    Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on December 18, 2017.
Robert J. Ganley,
Manager, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-27778 Filed 12-26-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P