Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes, 9793-9795 [2018-04266]

Download as PDF 9793 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 83, No. 46 Thursday, March 8, 2018 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2017–1184; Product Identifier 2017–CE–029–AD; Amendment 39–19205; AD 2018–04–09] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as incorrectly marked and annunciated low oil pressure indication warnings. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective April 12, 2018. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the AD as of April 12, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2017– 1184; or in person at Docket Operations, U.S. Department of Transportation, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. For service information identified in this AD, contact Pacific Aerospace Limited, Airport Road, Hamilton, Private Bag 3027, Hamilton 3240, New sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:39 Mar 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 Zealand; telephone: +64 7 843 6144; facsimile: +64 7 843 6134; email: pacific@aerospace.co.nz; internet: www.aerospace.co.nz. 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. It is also available on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for Docket No. FAA–2017–1184. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Kiesov, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Standards Branch, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329– 4144; fax: (816) 329–4090; email: mike.kiesov@faa.gov. 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 Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes. The NPRM was published in the Federal Register on December 15, 2017 (82 FR 59555). The NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products and was based on mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country. The MCAI states: The low oil pressure warnings are incorrectly marked and annunciated on certain Pacific Aerospace 750XL aircraft. This [CAA] AD introduces the requirements in Pacific Aerospace Mandatory Service Bulletin (MSB) PACSB/XL/088, dated 11 August 2017, to correct low oil pressure indication warnings. The MCAI can be found in the AD docket on the internet at: https:// www.regulations.gov/ document?D=FAA-2017-184-002. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of the cost to the public. Conclusion We reviewed the relevant data and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD as proposed except for minor editorial changes. We have determined that these minor changes: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 • 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 Pacific Aerospace Mandatory Service Bulletin (MSB) PACSB/XL/088, dated August 11, 2017; and Pacific Aerospace Temporary Revision Instruction Letter, dated August 2017, which includes Pacific Aerospace temporary revisions XL/ POH/00/001, XUPOH/02/001, XUPOH/ 03/001, and XUPOH/03/002. The service bulletin describes procedures for adjustment or replacement of the low oil pressure light, pressure switch, and indicator. The temporary revision instruction letter contains revisions that correct the reference to the incorrect instrument markings in the Pilots Operating Handbook (POH). 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 of the AD. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD will affect 22 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it would take about 2 work-hours per product to comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Required parts would cost about $500 per product. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD on U.S. operators to be $14,740, or $670 per product. 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 E:\FR\FM\08MRR1.SGM 08MRR1 9794 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 46 / Thursday, March 8, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 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, gliders, balloons, airships, domestic business jet transport airplanes, and associated appliances to the Director of the Policy and Innovation Division. Regulatory Findings 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 AD: ■ 2018–04–09 Pacific Aerospace Limited: Amendment 39–19205; Docket No. FAA–2017–1184; Product Identifier 2017–CE–029–AD. (a) Effective Date This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective April 12, 2018. Examining the AD Docket sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES We determined that this AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify this AD: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979), (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, 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. (f) Actions and Compliance Unless already done, do the following actions in paragraphs (f)(1) through (4) of this AD, as applicable: (1) For airplanes with Pilots Operating Handbook (POH) AIR 2825: Within the next 30 days after April 12, 2018 (the effective date of this AD), insert Pacific Aerospace temporary revisions XL/POH/00/001, XL/ POH/02/001, and XUPOH/03/001, into the Pacific Aerospace Limited (PAL) 750XL POH AIR 2825 as specified in Pacific Aerospace Temporary Revision Instruction Letter, dated August 2017. (2) For airplanes with Pilots Operating Handbook (POH) AIR 3237: Within the next 30 days after April 12, 2018 (the effective date of this AD), insert Pacific Aerospace You may examine the AD docket on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2017– 1184; or in person at Docket Operations between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains the NPRM, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for Docket Operations (telephone (800) 647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:39 Mar 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes, all serial numbers up to XL217, certificated in any category. (d) Subject Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Code 79: Engine Oil. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as incorrectly marked and annunciated low oil pressure indication warnings. We are issuing this AD to prevent engine oil pressure from dropping below safe limits, which could cause possible engine damage or failure. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 temporary revisions XL/POH/00/001, XUPOH/02/001, XUPOH/03/001, and XUPOH/03/002, into the PAL 750XL POH AIR 3237 as specified in Pacific Aerospace Temporary Revision Instruction Letter, dated August 2017. (3) For Pacific Aerospace 750XL airplanes up to serial number XL217: Within the next 100 hours time-in-service (TIS) after April 12, 2018 (the effective date of this AD) or within the next 12 months after April 12, 2018 (the effective date of this AD), whichever occurs first, replace the pressure switch for the low oil pressure light per the instructions in Part A of Pacific Aerospace Limited Mandatory Service Bulletin (PALMSB) PACSB/XL/088, dated August 11, 2017. (4) For Pacific Aerospace 750XL airplanes up to serial number XL217 fitted with PIN INS 60–8 oil pressure/temperature indicator: Within the next 100 hours TIS after April 12, 2018 (the effective date of this AD) or within the next 12 months after April 12, 2018 (the effective date of this AD), whichever occurs first, replace the oil pressure/temperature indicator per the instructions in Part B of PALMSB PACSB/XL/088, dated August 11, 2017. (g) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, Small Airplane Standards Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Send information to ATTN: Mike Kiesov, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Standards Branch, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4144; fax: (816) 329–4090; email: mike.kiesov@faa.gov. Before using any approved AMOC on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify your appropriate principal inspector (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local FSDO. (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, Small Airplane Standards Branch, FAA; or The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which is the aviation authority for New Zealand. (h) Related Information Refer to CAA MCAI AD No. DCA/750XL/ 19, dated September 7, 2017, for related information. The MCAI can be found in the AD docket on the internet at: https:// www.regulations.gov/document?D=FAA2017-1184-0002. (i) 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) Pacific Aerospace Mandatory Service Bulletin (MSB) PACSB/XL/088, dated August 11, 2017. E:\FR\FM\08MRR1.SGM 08MRR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 46 / Thursday, March 8, 2018 / Rules and Regulations (ii) Pacific Aerospace Temporary Revision Instruction Letter, dated August 2017, which includes Pacific Aerospace temporary revisions XL/POH/00/001, XUPOH/02/001, XUPOH/03/001, and XUPOH/03/002. (3) For Pacific Aerospace service information identified in this AD, contact Pacific Aerospace Limited, Airport Road, Hamilton, Private Bag 3027, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand; telephone: +64 7 843 6144; facsimile: +64 7 843 6134; email: pacific@ aerospace.co.nz; internet: www.aerospace.co.nz. (4) 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. In addition, you can access this service information on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2017–1184. (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 Kansas City, Missouri, on February 16, 2018. Pat Mullen, Acting Deputy Director, Policy & Innovation Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2018–04266 Filed 3–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2017–1079; Product Identifier 2017–CE–039–AD; Amendment 39–19206; AD 2018–04–10] Discussion RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Limited Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pilatus Aircraft Limited Model PC–7 airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as the brakes remaining activated after release of the brake pedal. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:39 Mar 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 This AD is effective April 12, 2018. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in the AD as of April 12, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2017– 1079; or in person at Docket Operations, U.S. Department of Transportation, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. For service information identified in this AD, contact PILATUS Aircraft Ltd., Customer Technical Support (MCC), P.O. Box 992, CH–6371 Stans, Switzerland; phone: +41 (0)41 619 67 74; fax: +41 (0)41 619 67 73; email: techsupport@pilatus-aircraft.com; internet: http://www.pilatusaircraft.com. You may review 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. It is also available on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for Docket No. FAA–2017–1079. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doug Rudolph, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Standards Branch, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329– 4059; fax: (816) 329–4090; email: doug.rudolph@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to Pilatus Aircraft Limited Model PC–7 airplanes. The NPRM was published in the Federal Register on November 21, 2017 (82 FR 55332). The NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products and was based on mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country. The MCAI states: This [FOCA] Airworthiness Directive (AD) is prompted due to a report where the brakes have remained activated after release of the brake pedals before taxing. Such a condition, if left uncorrected, could lead to an asymmetric braking and subsequent loss of directional control. In order to correct and control the situation, this [FOCA] AD requires the modification of the brake-pedal interconnecting tie-rod by removing the bonding straps and attachment hardware PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 9795 currently installed on the left and right brakepedal interconnecting tie-rods. The MCAI can be found in the AD docket on the internet at: https:// www.regulations.gov/ document?D=FAA-2017-1079-0002. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of the cost to the public. Conclusion We reviewed the relevant data and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD 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 Pilatus Service Bulletin No. 32–028, dated September 20, 2017. The service bulletin describes procedures for removing the left and right brake pedal interconnecting tie rods. 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 of the AD. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD will affect 18 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it would take about 2.5 work-hours per product to comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of the AD on U.S. operators to be $3,825, or $212.50 per product. 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 E:\FR\FM\08MRR1.SGM 08MRR1

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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents 
having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed 
to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published 
under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510.

The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. 

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Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 46 / Thursday, March 8, 2018 / Rules 
and Regulations

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2017-1184; Product Identifier 2017-CE-029-AD; Amendment 
39-19205; AD 2018-04-09]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pacific 
Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes. This AD results from mandatory 
continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation 
authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe 
condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe 
condition as incorrectly marked and annunciated low oil pressure 
indication warnings. We are issuing this AD to require actions to 
address the unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: This AD is effective April 12, 2018.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in the AD as of April 12, 
2018.

ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2017-
1184; or in person at Docket Operations, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 
New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.
    For service information identified in this AD, contact Pacific 
Aerospace Limited, Airport Road, Hamilton, Private Bag 3027, Hamilton 
3240, New Zealand; telephone: +64 7 843 6144; facsimile: +64 7 843 
6134; email: [email protected]; internet: www.aerospace.co.nz. 
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. It is also available on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for Docket No. FAA-2017-1184.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Kiesov, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, 
Small Airplane Standards Branch, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, 
Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329-4144; fax: (816) 329-4090; 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 Pacific Aerospace Limited 
Model 750XL airplanes. The NPRM was published in the Federal Register 
on December 15, 2017 (82 FR 59555). The NPRM proposed to correct an 
unsafe condition for the specified products and was based on mandatory 
continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation 
authority of another country. The MCAI states:

    The low oil pressure warnings are incorrectly marked and 
annunciated on certain Pacific Aerospace 750XL aircraft. This [CAA] 
AD introduces the requirements in Pacific Aerospace Mandatory 
Service Bulletin (MSB) PACSB/XL/088, dated 11 August 2017, to 
correct low oil pressure indication warnings.

The MCAI can be found in the AD docket on the internet at: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FAA-2017-184-002.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of 
the cost to the public.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the relevant data and determined that air safety and 
the public interest require adopting the AD 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 Pacific Aerospace Mandatory Service Bulletin (MSB) 
PACSB/XL/088, dated August 11, 2017; and Pacific Aerospace Temporary 
Revision Instruction Letter, dated August 2017, which includes Pacific 
Aerospace temporary revisions XL/POH/00/001, XUPOH/02/001, XUPOH/03/
001, and XUPOH/03/002. The service bulletin describes procedures for 
adjustment or replacement of the low oil pressure light, pressure 
switch, and indicator. The temporary revision instruction letter 
contains revisions that correct the reference to the incorrect 
instrument markings in the Pilots Operating Handbook (POH). 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 of the AD.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD will affect 22 products of U.S. registry. 
We also estimate that it would take about 2 work-hours per product to 
comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate 
is $85 per work-hour. Required parts would cost about $500 per product.
    Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD on U.S. 
operators to be $14,740, or $670 per product.

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

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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, gliders, 
balloons, airships, domestic business jet transport airplanes, and 
associated appliances to the Director of the Policy and Innovation 
Division.

Regulatory Findings

    We determined that this AD will not have federalism implications 
under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct 
effect on the States, on the relationship between the national 
government and the States, or on the distribution of power and 
responsibilities among the various levels of government.
    For the reasons discussed above, I certify this AD:
    (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive 
Order 12866,
    (2) Is not a ``significant rule'' under the DOT Regulatory Policies 
and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979),
    (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, 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.

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-
1184; or in person at Docket Operations between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains 
the NPRM, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other 
information. The street address for Docket Operations (telephone (800) 
647-5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in 
the AD docket shortly after receipt.

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

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

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


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

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2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by adding the following new AD:

2018-04-09 Pacific Aerospace Limited: Amendment 39-19205; Docket No. 
FAA-2017-1184; Product Identifier 2017-CE-029-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective April 12, 
2018.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL 
airplanes, all serial numbers up to XL217, certificated in any 
category.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Code 79: Engine Oil.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by mandatory continuing airworthiness 
information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another 
country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation 
product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as incorrectly 
marked and annunciated low oil pressure indication warnings. We are 
issuing this AD to prevent engine oil pressure from dropping below 
safe limits, which could cause possible engine damage or failure.

 (f) Actions and Compliance

    Unless already done, do the following actions in paragraphs 
(f)(1) through (4) of this AD, as applicable:
    (1) For airplanes with Pilots Operating Handbook (POH) AIR 2825: 
Within the next 30 days after April 12, 2018 (the effective date of 
this AD), insert Pacific Aerospace temporary revisions XL/POH/00/
001, XL/POH/02/001, and XUPOH/03/001, into the Pacific Aerospace 
Limited (PAL) 750XL POH AIR 2825 as specified in Pacific Aerospace 
Temporary Revision Instruction Letter, dated August 2017.
    (2) For airplanes with Pilots Operating Handbook (POH) AIR 3237: 
Within the next 30 days after April 12, 2018 (the effective date of 
this AD), insert Pacific Aerospace temporary revisions XL/POH/00/
001, XUPOH/02/001, XUPOH/03/001, and XUPOH/03/002, into the PAL 
750XL POH AIR 3237 as specified in Pacific Aerospace Temporary 
Revision Instruction Letter, dated August 2017.
    (3) For Pacific Aerospace 750XL airplanes up to serial number 
XL217: Within the next 100 hours time-in-service (TIS) after April 
12, 2018 (the effective date of this AD) or within the next 12 
months after April 12, 2018 (the effective date of this AD), 
whichever occurs first, replace the pressure switch for the low oil 
pressure light per the instructions in Part A of Pacific Aerospace 
Limited Mandatory Service Bulletin (PALMSB) PACSB/XL/088, dated 
August 11, 2017.
    (4) For Pacific Aerospace 750XL airplanes up to serial number 
XL217 fitted with PIN INS 60-8 oil pressure/temperature indicator: 
Within the next 100 hours TIS after April 12, 2018 (the effective 
date of this AD) or within the next 12 months after April 12, 2018 
(the effective date of this AD), whichever occurs first, replace the 
oil pressure/temperature indicator per the instructions in Part B of 
PALMSB PACSB/XL/088, dated August 11, 2017.

(g) Other FAA AD Provisions

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, 
Small Airplane Standards Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve 
AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 
39.19. Send information to ATTN: Mike Kiesov, Aerospace Engineer, 
FAA, Small Airplane Standards Branch, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas 
City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329-4144; fax: (816) 329-
4090; email: [email protected]. Before using any approved AMOC on 
any airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify your appropriate 
principal inspector (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District Office 
(FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local FSDO.
    (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD 
to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be 
accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, Small Airplane 
Standards Branch, FAA; or The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which 
is the aviation authority for New Zealand.

(h) Related Information

    Refer to CAA MCAI AD No. DCA/750XL/19, dated September 7, 2017, 
for related information. The MCAI can be found in the AD docket on 
the internet at: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FAA-2017-1184-0002.

(i) 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) Pacific Aerospace Mandatory Service Bulletin (MSB) PACSB/XL/
088, dated August 11, 2017.

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    (ii) Pacific Aerospace Temporary Revision Instruction Letter, 
dated August 2017, which includes Pacific Aerospace temporary 
revisions XL/POH/00/001, XUPOH/02/001, XUPOH/03/001, and XUPOH/03/
002.
    (3) For Pacific Aerospace service information identified in this 
AD, contact Pacific Aerospace Limited, Airport Road, Hamilton, 
Private Bag 3027, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand; telephone: +64 7 843 
6144; facsimile: +64 7 843 6134; email: [email protected]; 
internet: www.aerospace.co.nz.
    (4) 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. In addition, you can access this service information 
on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and 
locating Docket No. FAA-2017-1184.
    (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 Kansas City, Missouri, on February 16, 2018.
Pat Mullen,
Acting Deputy Director, Policy & Innovation Division, Aircraft 
Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-04266 Filed 3-7-18; 8:45 am]
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