Airworthiness Directives; Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl Airplanes, 36399-36401 [2018-15981]

Download as PDF 36399 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 83, No. 146 Monday, July 30, 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–2018–0204; Product Identifier 2018–CE–003–AD; Amendment 39–19339; AD 2018–15–07] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl Model P2006T 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 an incorrect part number for the rudder trim actuator is referenced in the Airworthiness Limitations section of the FAAapproved maintenance program (e.g., maintenance manual) and the life limit for that part may not be properly applied in service. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective September 4, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2018– 0204; or in person at 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 service information identified in this AD, contact Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl, Via Tasso, daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:02 Jul 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 478, 80127 Napoli, Italy, phone: +39 0823 620134, fax: +39 0823 622899, email: airworthiness@tecnam.com, internet: https://www.tecnam.com/us/ support/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Rutherford, Aerospace Engineer FAA, Small Airplane Standards Branch, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329– 4165; fax: (816) 329–4090; email: jim.rutherford@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 Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl Model P2006T airplane. The NPRM was published in the Federal Register on March 19, 2018 (83 FR 11903). The NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products and was based on mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Community. The MCAI states: It was identified that the Part Number (P/ N) of the rudder trim actuator mentioned in the P2006T Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM) Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) document was erroneously mentioned. As a result, it cannot be excluded that the life limit applicable to this actuator is not being applied in service. This condition, if not corrected, could lead to failure of the rudder control system, possibly resulting in reduced control of the aeroplane. To address this potential unsafe condition, TECNAM published Service Bulletin (SB)– 285–CS Ed. 1 Rev. 0 (later revised) to inform operators about this typographical error. It is expected that, during the next revision of the P2006T AMM ALS document, it will list the correct the P/N for that rudder trim actuator. For the reason described above, this [EASA] AD requires implementation of a life limit for rudder trim actuator. The MCAI can be found in the AD docket on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov/document?D= FAA-2018-0204-0002. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Changes Made to This AD We changed the incorporation by reference of the service information for adding a life limit to the Airworthiness Limitations section of the maintenance program to only a reference. The service information does not provide any specific procedures or instructions for establishing the life limit. We also inadvertently omitted information for ‘‘Contacting the Manufacturer,’’ which is a standard paragraph for FAA ADs related to MCAIs. We have added that paragraph in the final rule as paragraph (g)(2). Conclusion We reviewed the relevant data and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD as proposed except for the changes stated above and other 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 Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl has issued Service Bulletin No. SB 285– CS–Ed 1, Revision 2, dated February 2, 2018. The service information describes procedures for correcting the part number of the rudder trim actuator in the Airworthiness Limitations section of the FAA-approved maintenance program (e.g., maintenance manual). Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD will affect 20 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it will take about 1 workhour per product to comply with this requirement to incorporate a correction to the Airworthiness Limitations section of the FAA-approved maintenance program (e.g., maintenance manual). The average labor rate is $85 per workhour. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD on U.S. operators to be $1,700, or $85 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 E:\FR\FM\30JYR1.SGM 30JYR1 36400 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 146 / Monday, July 30, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 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. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES 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–2018– 0204; or in person at Docket Operations between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:02 Jul 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 The AD docket contains the NPRM, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the 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 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): ■ 2018–15–07 Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl: Amendment 39–19339; Docket No. FAA–2018–0204; Product Identifier 2018–CE–003–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD becomes effective September 4, 2018. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl Model P2006T airplanes, all serial numbers that do not incorporate design change TECNAM modification (Mod) 2006/322 at production, certificated in any category. (d) Subject Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Code 27: Flight Controls. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and address an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as an incorrect part number for the rudder trim actuator is referenced in the Airworthiness Limitations section of the FAA-approved maintenance program (e.g., maintenance manual), and the life limit for that part may not be properly applied in service. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the rudder trim actuator, which could cause the rudder control system to fail. This failure could result in reduced control of the airplane. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (f) Actions and Compliance Unless already done, do the following actions in paragraphs (f)(1) through (3) of this AD. The hours time-in-service (TIS) specified in paragraph (f)(1) of this AD are those accumulated on the rudder trim actuator, part number (P/N) B6–7T, since first installed on an airplane. If the total hours TIS are unknown, the hours TIS on the airplane must be used. (1) Initially replace the rudder trim actuator, P/N B6–7T, at the compliance time in paragraph (f)(1)(i) or (ii) of this AD that occurs later: (i) Before accumulating 1,000 hours TIS; or (ii) Within the next 25 hours TIS after September 4, 2018 (the effective date of this AD) or within the next 30 days after September 4, 2018 (the effective date of this AD), whichever occurs first. (2) After the initial replacement required in paragraph (f)(1) of this AD, repetitively thereafter replace the rudder trim actuator, P/ N B6–7T, at intervals not to exceed 1,000 hours TIS. (3) Within the next 12 months after September 4, 2018 (the effective date of this AD), revise the Airworthiness Limitations section of the FAA-approved maintenance program (e.g., maintenance manual) by establishing a 1,000-hour life limit for the rudder trim actuator P/N B6–7T. You may refer to Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl (TECNAM) Service Bulletin No. SB 285–CS– Ed 1, Revision 1 (dated November 7, 2017) or Revision 2 (dated February 2, 2018) for more information. (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: Jim Rutherford, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Standards Branch, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4165; fax: (816) 329–4090; email: jim.rutherford@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 European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). (h) Related Information Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD No. 2018–0029, dated January 31, 2018, and Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl Service Bulletin No. SB 285–CS–Ed 1, Revision 1, dated November 7, 2017, and Revision 2, dated February 2, 2018, for related information. You may examine the MCAI on the internet https://www.regulations.gov/document?D= FAA-2018-0204-0002. E:\FR\FM\30JYR1.SGM 30JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 146 / Monday, July 30, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on July 19, 2018. Pat Mullen, Acting Deputy Director, Policy & Innovation Division (AIR–601), Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2018–15981 Filed 7–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2017–0754; Airspace Docket No. 17–ASO–16] Amendment of Class E Airspace; Memphis, TN Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Memphis International Airport, Memphis, TN. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Elvis non-directional radio beacon (NDB), and for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport. Olive Branch Airport, Olive Branch, MS, is removed from the airspace description to be reestablished in a separate rulemaking. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, September 13, 2018. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under title 1, Code of Federal Regulations, part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments. ADDRESSES: FAA Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed on line at http:// www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/. For further information, you can contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. The Order is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of FAA Order 7400.11B at NARA, call (202) 741–6030, or go to https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:02 Jul 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 John Fornito, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 30337; telephone (404) 305–6364. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Authority for This Rulemaking The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. 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. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Memphis International Airport, Memphis, TN to support IFR operations at the airport. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (83 FR 19471, May 3, 2018) Docket No. FAA–2017–0754 to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Memphis International Airport, Memphis, TN, due to the decommissioning of the Elvis NDB and cancellation of the NDB approach, and removal of Olive Branch Airport, Olive Branch, MS, from the legal description to redesignate it in a separate rulemaking. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.11B dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR part 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017. FAA Order 7400.11B is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 36401 document. FAA Order 7400.11B lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Rule This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within an 8-mile radius of Memphis International Airport, Memphis, TN. The segment extending from the 8-mile radius of the airport to 16 miles west of the Elvis NDB is removed due to the decommissioning of the Elvis NDB and cancellation of the NDB approach, and for continued safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. Also, this action removes the language that excludes the Millington, TN, airspace area to comply with FAA Order 7400.2L, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters. Additionally, the airspace listed in the legal description for Olive Branch Airport, Olive Branch, MS, is removed and redesignated in a separate rulemaking. Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. It, therefore: (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); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, does not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,’’ paragraph 5–6.5a. This airspace action is not expected to cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment. E:\FR\FM\30JYR1.SGM 30JYR1

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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents 
having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed 
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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. 146 / Monday, July 30, 2018 / Rules 
and Regulations

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2018-0204; Product Identifier 2018-CE-003-AD; Amendment 
39-19339; AD 2018-15-07]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl 
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 certain 
Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl Model P2006T 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 an incorrect part number for the rudder trim 
actuator is referenced in the Airworthiness Limitations section of the 
FAA-approved maintenance program (e.g., maintenance manual) and the 
life limit for that part may not be properly applied in service. We are 
issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on 
these products.

DATES: This AD is effective September 4, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2018-
0204; or in person at 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 service information identified in this AD, contact Costruzioni 
Aeronautiche Tecnam srl, Via Tasso, 478, 80127 Napoli, Italy, phone: 
+39 0823 620134, fax: +39 0823 622899, email: [email protected], 
internet: https://www.tecnam.com/us/support/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Rutherford, Aerospace Engineer 
FAA, Small Airplane Standards Branch, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas 
City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329-4165; 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 Costruzioni Aeronautiche 
Tecnam srl Model P2006T airplane. The NPRM was published in the Federal 
Register on March 19, 2018 (83 FR 11903). The NPRM proposed to correct 
an unsafe condition for the specified products and was based on 
mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by the 
European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent 
for the Member States of the European Community. The MCAI states:

    It was identified that the Part Number (P/N) of the rudder trim 
actuator mentioned in the P2006T Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM) 
Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) document was erroneously 
mentioned. As a result, it cannot be excluded that the life limit 
applicable to this actuator is not being applied in service.
    This condition, if not corrected, could lead to failure of the 
rudder control system, possibly resulting in reduced control of the 
aeroplane.
    To address this potential unsafe condition, TECNAM published 
Service Bulletin (SB)-285-CS Ed. 1 Rev. 0 (later revised) to inform 
operators about this typographical error. It is expected that, 
during the next revision of the P2006T AMM ALS document, it will 
list the correct the P/N for that rudder trim actuator.
    For the reason described above, this [EASA] AD requires 
implementation of a life limit for rudder trim actuator.

The MCAI can be found in the AD docket on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FAA-2018-0204-0002.

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.

Changes Made to This AD

    We changed the incorporation by reference of the service 
information for adding a life limit to the Airworthiness Limitations 
section of the maintenance program to only a reference. The service 
information does not provide any specific procedures or instructions 
for establishing the life limit.
    We also inadvertently omitted information for ``Contacting the 
Manufacturer,'' which is a standard paragraph for FAA ADs related to 
MCAIs. We have added that paragraph in the final rule as paragraph 
(g)(2).

Conclusion

    We reviewed the relevant data and determined that air safety and 
the public interest require adopting the AD as proposed except for the 
changes stated above and other 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

    Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl has issued Service Bulletin No. 
SB 285-CS-Ed 1, Revision 2, dated February 2, 2018. The service 
information describes procedures for correcting the part number of the 
rudder trim actuator in the Airworthiness Limitations section of the 
FAA-approved maintenance program (e.g., maintenance manual).

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD will affect 20 products of U.S. registry. 
We also estimate that it will take about 1 work-hour per product to 
comply with this requirement to incorporate a correction to the 
Airworthiness Limitations section of the FAA-approved maintenance 
program (e.g., maintenance manual). The average labor rate is $85 per 
work-hour.
    Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD on U.S. 
operators to be $1,700, or $85 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

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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

    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-2018-
0204; 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 the 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 airworthiness 
directive (AD):

2018-15-07 Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl: Amendment 39-19339; 
Docket No. FAA-2018-0204; Product Identifier 2018-CE-003-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD becomes effective September 4, 2018.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl Model 
P2006T airplanes, all serial numbers that do not incorporate design 
change TECNAM modification (Mod) 2006/322 at production, 
certificated in any category.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Code 27: Flight 
Controls.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by mandatory continuing airworthiness 
information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another 
country to identify and address an unsafe condition on an aviation 
product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as an incorrect 
part number for the rudder trim actuator is referenced in the 
Airworthiness Limitations section of the FAA-approved maintenance 
program (e.g., maintenance manual), and the life limit for that part 
may not be properly applied in service. We are issuing this AD to 
prevent failure of the rudder trim actuator, which could cause the 
rudder control system to fail. This failure could result in reduced 
control of the airplane.

 (f) Actions and Compliance

    Unless already done, do the following actions in paragraphs 
(f)(1) through (3) of this AD. The hours time-in-service (TIS) 
specified in paragraph (f)(1) of this AD are those accumulated on 
the rudder trim actuator, part number (P/N) B6-7T, since first 
installed on an airplane. If the total hours TIS are unknown, the 
hours TIS on the airplane must be used.
    (1) Initially replace the rudder trim actuator, P/N B6-7T, at 
the compliance time in paragraph (f)(1)(i) or (ii) of this AD that 
occurs later:
    (i) Before accumulating 1,000 hours TIS; or
    (ii) Within the next 25 hours TIS after September 4, 2018 (the 
effective date of this AD) or within the next 30 days after 
September 4, 2018 (the effective date of this AD), whichever occurs 
first.
    (2) After the initial replacement required in paragraph (f)(1) 
of this AD, repetitively thereafter replace the rudder trim 
actuator, P/N B6-7T, at intervals not to exceed 1,000 hours TIS.
    (3) Within the next 12 months after September 4, 2018 (the 
effective date of this AD), revise the Airworthiness Limitations 
section of the FAA-approved maintenance program (e.g., maintenance 
manual) by establishing a 1,000-hour life limit for the rudder trim 
actuator P/N B6-7T. You may refer to Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam 
srl (TECNAM) Service Bulletin No. SB 285-CS-Ed 1, Revision 1 (dated 
November 7, 2017) or Revision 2 (dated February 2, 2018) for more 
information.

(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: Jim Rutherford, Aerospace Engineer, 
FAA, Small Airplane Standards Branch, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas 
City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329-4165; 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 European Aviation Safety Agency 
(EASA).

(h) Related Information

    Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD No. 
2018-0029, dated January 31, 2018, and Costruzioni Aeronautiche 
Tecnam srl Service Bulletin No. SB 285-CS-Ed 1, Revision 1, dated 
November 7, 2017, and Revision 2, dated February 2, 2018, for 
related information. You may examine the MCAI on the internet 
https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FAA-2018-0204-0002.


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    Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on July 19, 2018.
Pat Mullen,
Acting Deputy Director, Policy & Innovation Division (AIR-601), 
Aircraft Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-15981 Filed 7-27-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P