Airworthiness Directives; Textron Aviation Inc. Airplanes, 15310-15312 [2018-06951]

Download as PDF 15310 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 69 / Tuesday, April 10, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Issued in Des Moines, Washington. Victor Wicklund, Manager, Transport Standards Branch, Policy and Innovation Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2018–07278 Filed 4–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2017–1120; Product Identifier 2017–CE–030–AD; Amendment 39–19244; AD 2018–07–13] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Textron Aviation Inc. Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Textron Aviation Inc. Models 510, 680, and 680A airplanes equipped with certain part number brake assemblies. This 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 AD requires inspection of the brake pad wear indicator pins and replacement of the brake assembly if any pin is set incorrectly. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. SUMMARY: jstallworth on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with RULES DATES: This AD is effective May 15, 2018. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of May 15, 2018. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, 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 and Innovation Division, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (816) 329– VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:31 Apr 09, 2018 Jkt 244001 4148. It is also available on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2017–1120. 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 Docket Operations 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 Docket Operations (phone: 800–647–5527) is 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 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: Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to 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. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on December 11, 2017 (82 FR 58140). The NPRM 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. 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. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this final rule. The following presents the comments received on the NPRM and the FAA’s response to each comment. Request Clarification for FAAApproved Replacement Instructions Mark Mitcheson of NetJets Aviation requested specifics on ‘‘FAA-approved replacement instructions approved specifically for this AD.’’ We infer he wants clarification of the intent of this statement. We agree that the language quoted by the commenter and used in the NPRM was confusing. We intended to direct those responsible for complying with the requirements of the AD to the type certificate holder, in this case Textron Aviation Inc., to obtain the replacement instructions (i.e., maintenance manuals) specific to the applicable airplane models affected by this AD. We modified in this AD the language quoted by the commenter to more accurately reflect our intent. Request Parts Installation Prohibition Mark Mitcheson requested whether the AD should prohibit the installation of the affected parts. We partially agree. We agree operators should avoid installing the affected part because parts that do not meet type design could introduce the unsafe condition onto the airplane. However, we disagree with adding a specific requirement to the AD prohibiting the installation of the affected part. This AD requires inspection of the installed affected parts, and, if an affected part is installed, the airplane will immediately be subject to the requirements of this AD. Conclusion We reviewed the relevant data, considered the comments received, and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting this final rule with the change described previously and minor editorial changes. We have determined that these changes: • Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM for addressing the unsafe condition; and • Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already proposed in the NPRM. We also determined that these changes will not increase the economic burden on any operator or increase the scope of this final rule. E:\FR\FM\10APR1.SGM 10APR1 15311 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 69 / Tuesday, April 10, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 or by the means identified in the section. These UTC service bulletins are included as attachments with the Textron service letters discussed in the Other Related Service Information paragraph. 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 Aerospace Systems service bulletins are included as attachments to the Textron service letters. ADDRESSES We reviewed 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. 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 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 Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD affects 668 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD: 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 inspection. We have no way of determining the number of airplanes that might need these replacements: ON-CONDITION COSTS 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 ........................... $106,164 $106,844 3 work-hours × $85 per hour = $255 ........................... 10,828 11,083 According to the manufacturer, the costs of this 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. jstallworth on DSKBBY8HB2PROD 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:31 Apr 09, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Parts cost Cost per product Action 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: E:\FR\FM\10APR1.SGM 10APR1 15312 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 69 / Tuesday, April 10, 2018 / Rules and Regulations (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. 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): ■ 2018–07–13 Textron Aviation Inc.: Amendment 39–19244; Docket No. FAA–2017–1120; Product Identifier 2017–CE–030–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective May 15, 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, certificated in any category, with serial numbers listed in paragraphs (c)(1)(i) through (iii) of this AD and equipped with a brake assembly specified in paragraphs (c)(1)(i) through (iii) of this AD: (i) For Model 510 airplanes, serial numbers (S/N) –0001 through –0479: 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; (ii) Model 680 airplanes, S/Ns –0001 through –0349 and –0501 through –0570: 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; and (iii) Model 680A airplanes, –0003 thru –0069 and –0071 thru –0089: 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 information found in paragraph (k)(2) of this AD. jstallworth on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with RULES (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 address wear indicator pins that were set at an incorrect length. The unsafe condition, if not addressed, 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:31 Apr 09, 2018 Jkt 244001 or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. (g) Inspection (1) For Model 510 airplanes: Within 75 landings after May 15, 2018 (the effective date of this AD) or within 90 days after May 15, 2018 (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 the Accomplishment Instructions in UTC Service Bulletin 2–1706– 1–32–1, Revision 1, July 18, 2017. (2) For Models 680 and 680A airplanes: Within 200 landings after May 15, 2018 (the effective date of this AD) or within 90 days after May 15, 2018 (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 the Accomplishment Instructions in 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. (4) UTC Service Bulletin 2–1706–1–32–1, Revision 1, July 18, 2017, and UTC Service Bulletin 2–1675–32–2, Revision 1, July 18, 2017, both contain a requirement to complete an attached form and return the form to UTC Aerospace Systems. This AD does not require completing the attached form and returning it to UTC Aerospace Systems. (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) You may review Textron Aviation Inc. Service Letters SL510–32–08, SL680–32–15, and SL680A–32–05, all dated July 21, 2017, for additional service information related to this AD. (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 Aviation, Inc. for replacement instructions that the FAA accepted for compliance with this AD. You may use the contact information listed in paragraph (l)(3) 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 applicable person identified in paragraph (k)(1)(i) or (ii) of this AD. (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 (k) Related Information (l) 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) UTC Aerospace Systems Service Bulletin 2–1675–32–2, Revision 1, July 18, 2017. (ii) UTC Aerospace Systems Service Bulletin 2–1706–1–32–1, Revision 1, July 18, 2017. (3) 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. utcaerospacesystems.com/. (4) You may view this service information at 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. (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 March 30, 2018. Pat Mullen, Acting Deputy Director, Policy & Innovation Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2018–06951 Filed 4–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P E:\FR\FM\10APR1.SGM 10APR1

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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; Amendment 
39-19244; AD 2018-07-13]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Textron Aviation Inc. Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 
Textron Aviation Inc. Models 510, 680, and 680A airplanes equipped with 
certain part number brake assemblies. This 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 AD requires inspection of the brake pad wear indicator pins and 
replacement of the brake assembly if any pin is set incorrectly. We are 
issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: This AD is effective May 15, 2018.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of May 15, 2018.

ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, 
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. It is also available on 
the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and 
locating Docket No. FAA-2017-1120.

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 Docket Operations 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 Docket Operations (phone: 800-647-
5527) is 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 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:

Discussion

    We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR 
part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to 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. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on December 
11, 2017 (82 FR 58140). The NPRM 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. 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. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on 
these products.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this final rule. The following presents the comments received on the 
NPRM and the FAA's response to each comment.

Request Clarification for FAA-Approved Replacement Instructions

    Mark Mitcheson of NetJets Aviation requested specifics on ``FAA-
approved replacement instructions approved specifically for this AD.'' 
We infer he wants clarification of the intent of this statement.
    We agree that the language quoted by the commenter and used in the 
NPRM was confusing. We intended to direct those responsible for 
complying with the requirements of the AD to the type certificate 
holder, in this case Textron Aviation Inc., to obtain the replacement 
instructions (i.e., maintenance manuals) specific to the applicable 
airplane models affected by this AD.
    We modified in this AD the language quoted by the commenter to more 
accurately reflect our intent.

Request Parts Installation Prohibition

    Mark Mitcheson requested whether the AD should prohibit the 
installation of the affected parts.
    We partially agree. We agree operators should avoid installing the 
affected part because parts that do not meet type design could 
introduce the unsafe condition onto the airplane. However, we disagree 
with adding a specific requirement to the AD prohibiting the 
installation of the affected part. This AD requires inspection of the 
installed affected parts, and, if an affected part is installed, the 
airplane will immediately be subject to the requirements of this AD.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the relevant data, considered the comments received, 
and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting 
this final rule with the change described previously and minor 
editorial changes. We have determined that these changes:
     [Agr]re consistent with the intent that was proposed in 
the NPRM for addressing the unsafe condition; and
     Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was 
already proposed in the NPRM.
    We also determined that these changes will not increase the 
economic burden on any operator or increase the scope of this final 
rule.

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Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    We reviewed 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. 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 Aerospace Systems service 
bulletins are included as attachments to the Textron service letters.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD affects 668 airplanes of U.S. registry.
    We estimate the following costs to comply with this 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 assembly  1 work-hour x $85 per    Not applicable.......             $85         $31,790
 wear indicator pins for Models    hour = $85.
 680 and 680A.
Inspection of the brake assembly  .5 work-hour x $85 per   Not applicable.......           42.50          12,495
 wear indicator pins for Model     hour = $42.50.
 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 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        8 work-hours x $85 per hour = $680.        $106,164        $106,844
 Models 680 and 680A.
Replacement of the brake assembly for Model  3 work-hours x $85 per hour = $255.          10,828          11,083
 510.
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    According to the manufacturer, the costs of this 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, gliders, 
balloons, airships, domestic business jet transport airplanes, and 
associated appliances to the Director of the 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:

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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 airworthiness 
directive (AD):

2018-07-13 Textron Aviation Inc.: Amendment 39-19244; Docket No. 
FAA-2017-1120; Product Identifier 2017-CE-030-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective May 15, 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, certificated in any category, with serial 
numbers listed in paragraphs (c)(1)(i) through (iii) of this AD and 
equipped with a brake assembly specified in paragraphs (c)(1)(i) 
through (iii) of this AD:
    (i) For Model 510 airplanes, serial numbers (S/N) -0001 through 
-0479: 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;
    (ii) Model 680 airplanes, S/Ns -0001 through -0349 and -0501 
through -0570: 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; and
    (iii) Model 680A airplanes, -0003 thru -0069 and -0071 thru -
0089: 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 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 address wear indicator pins that were set at an 
incorrect length. The unsafe condition, if not addressed, 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 May 15, 
2018 (the effective date of this AD) or within 90 days after May 15, 
2018 (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 the Accomplishment Instructions in UTC Service 
Bulletin 2-1706-1-32-1, Revision 1, July 18, 2017.
    (2) For Models 680 and 680A airplanes: Within 200 landings after 
May 15, 2018 (the effective date of this AD) or within 90 days after 
May 15, 2018 (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 the Accomplishment Instructions in 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.
    (4) UTC Service Bulletin 2-1706-1-32-1, Revision 1, July 18, 
2017, and UTC Service Bulletin 2-1675-32-2, Revision 1, July 18, 
2017, both contain a requirement to complete an attached form and 
return the form to UTC Aerospace Systems. This AD does not require 
completing the attached form and returning it to UTC Aerospace 
Systems.

(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 Aviation, Inc. for 
replacement instructions that the FAA accepted for compliance with 
this AD. You may use the contact information listed in paragraph 
(l)(3) 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 
applicable person identified in paragraph (k)(1)(i) or (ii) 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) You may review Textron Aviation Inc. Service Letters SL510-
32-08, SL680-32-15, and SL680A-32-05, all dated July 21, 2017, for 
additional service information related to this AD.

(l) 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) UTC Aerospace Systems Service Bulletin 2-1675-32-2, Revision 
1, July 18, 2017.
    (ii) UTC Aerospace Systems Service Bulletin 2-1706-1-32-1, 
Revision 1, July 18, 2017.
    (3) 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/.
    (4) You may view this service information at 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.
    (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 March 30, 2018.
Pat Mullen,
Acting Deputy Director, Policy & Innovation Division, Aircraft 
Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-06951 Filed 4-9-18; 8:45 am]
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