Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbojet Engines, 42207-42209 [2018-18021]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 162 / Tuesday, August 21, 2018 / Rules and Regulations (e) Unsafe Condition DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION This AD defines the unsafe condition as a cracked or leaking check valve, which could result in loss of lubrication or fuel to the engine, failure of the engine or a fire, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (h) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, DSCO Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the certification office, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (i) of this AD. (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. (i) Related Information For more information about this AD, contact Jurgen E. Priester, Aviation Safety Engineer, DSCO Branch, Compliance and Airworthiness Division, FAA, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy., Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222–5159; email jurgen.e.priester@faa.gov. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on August 10, 2018. Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016–03– 03 for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Viper Mk. 521, Viper Mk. 522, and Viper Mk. 601–22 turbojet engines. AD 2016–03– 03 required reducing the life of certain critical parts. This AD requires reducing the life of certain critical parts and adds additional engine parts to the applicability. This AD was prompted by a determination made by RR that additional parts for the applicable RR Viper turbojet engine models are affected. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. SUMMARY: This AD is effective September 25, 2018. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of September 25, 2018. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, contact DA Services Operations Room at RollsRoyce plc, Defense Sector Bristol, WH– 70, P.O. Box 3, Filton, Bristol BS34 7QE, United Kingdom; phone: +44 (0) 117 97 90700; fax: +44 (0) 117 97 95498; email: defence-operations-room@rollsroyce.com. You may view this service information at the FAA, Engine & Propeller Standards Branch, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA, 01803. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238– 7759. It is also available on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2017–1108. DATES: 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– 1108; 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 mandatory continuing airworthiness BILLING CODE 4910–13–P 16:40 Aug 20, 2018 [Docket No. FAA–2017–1108; Product Identifier 2012–NE–44–AD; Amendment 39– 19362; AD 2018–17–08] Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbojet Engines (1) Within 25 hours time-in-service: (i) Replace each fuel check valve. (ii) For Model 212, 412CF, and 412EP helicopters, replace each engine oil check valve. (2) After the effective date of this AD, do not install on any helicopter a check valve P/ N 209–062–520–001 or P/N 209–062–607– 001 manufactured by Circor Aerospace, marked ‘‘Circle Seal’’ and with a manufacturing date code of ‘‘10/11’’ (October 2011) through ‘‘03/15’’ (March 2015), except for a check valve marked ‘‘TQL’’ next to the manufacturing date code. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14 CFR Part 39 RIN 2120–AA64 (g) Required Actions [FR Doc. 2018–17905 Filed 8–20–18; 8:45 am] Federal Aviation Administration Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 42207 information, regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The address for Docket Operations (phone: 800–647–5527) is Document Operations, 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: Herman Mak, Aerospace Engineer, ECO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781– 238–7147; fax: 781–238–7199; email: herman.mak@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to supersede AD 2016–03–03, Amendment 39–18390 (81 FR 12585, March 10, 2016) (‘‘AD 2016–03–03’’). AD 2016–03–03 applied to all RR Viper Mk. 521, Viper Mk. 522, and Viper Mk. 601–22 turbojet engines. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on December 15, 2017 (82 FR 59560). The NPRM was prompted by RR determining that additional compressor rotating shrouds and the compressor main shaft, installed on the affected Viper turbojet engines, require a reduction in their cyclic life limits. Also since we issued AD 2016–03–03, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued AD 2017–0148, dated August 15, 2017, which requires reducing the cyclic life limits of the affected parts. The NPRM proposed to add additional engine parts to the applicability. 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 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 this AD as proposed except for minor editorial changes. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 We reviewed RR Alert Service Bulletin (ASBs) Mk. 521 Number 72– A408, Circulation A; Mk. 521 Number 72–A408, Circulation B; Mk. 522 Number 72–A413, Circulation A; Mk. 522 Number 72–A412, Circulation B; and Mk. 601–22 Number 72–A207; all E:\FR\FM\21AUR1.SGM 21AUR1 42208 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 162 / Tuesday, August 21, 2018 / Rules and Regulations identified as Revision 1 and all dated June 2017. RR ASBs Mk. 521 Number 72–A408, Circulation A (Revision 1) and Mk. 521 Number 72–A408, Circulation B (Revision 1) describe applicable part numbers (P/Ns) and revised cyclic life limits for parts installed on the Viper Mk. 521 turbojet engine. RR ASBs Mk. 522 Number 72–A413, Circulation A (Revision 1), and Mk. 522 Number 72– A412, Circulation B (Revision 1) describe applicable P/Ns and revised cyclic life limits for parts installed on the Viper Mk. 522 turbojet engine. The content of Circulation A and B of these respective ASBs is identical. RR uses the designations ‘‘Circulation A’’ and ‘‘Circulation B’’ to determine distribution of service information, based on the capabilities of maintenance facilities. RR ASB Mk. 601–22 Number 72– A207, Rev. 1, describes applicable P/Ns and revised cyclic life limits for parts installed on the Viper Mk. 601–22 turbojet engine. This service information is reasonably available because the interested parties have access to it through their normal course of business or by the means identified in the ADDRESSES section. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD affects 46 engines installed on airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD: ESTIMATED COSTS Action Labor cost Remove and replace parts ............................. 4 work-hours × $85 per hour = $340 ............. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, Section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the Agency’s authority. We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701, ‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. This AD is issued in accordance with authority delegated by the Executive Director, Aircraft Certification Service, as authorized by FAA Order 8000.51C. In accordance with that order, issuance of ADs is normally a function of the Compliance and Airworthiness Division, but during this transition period, the Executive Director has delegated the authority to issue ADs applicable to engines, propellers, and associated appliances to the Manager, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, Policy and Innovation Division. Regulatory Findings We have 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Aug 20, 2018 Jkt 244001 Parts cost 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. Cost per product $75,000 $75,340 Cost on U.S. operators $3,465,640 No. FAA–2017–1108; Product Identifier 2012–NE–44–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective September 25, 2018. (b) Affected ADs This AD replaces AD 2016–03–03, Amendment 39–18390 (81 FR 12585, March 10, 2016). (c) Applicability This AD applies to all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Viper Mk. 521, Viper Mk. 522, and Viper Mk. 601–22 turbojet engines. (d) Subject Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 7230, Compressor Section. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 (e) Unsafe Condition Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. This AD was prompted by a review by RR of the lives of certain critical parts. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of lifelimited parts. This unsafe condition, if not addressed, could result in uncontained part release, damage to the engine, and damage to the airplane. 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. [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by removing Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016–03–03, Amendment 39–18390 (81 FR 12585, March 10, 2016), and adding the following new AD: ■ 2018–17–08 Rolls-Royce plc (Type Certificate previously held by RollsRoyce (1971) Limited, Bristol Engine Division): Amendment 39–19362; Docket PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Required Actions ■ § 39.13 (f) Compliance (1) Remove from service any Group A component listed in Table 1 of the RR Alert Service Bulletins (ASBs) listed in paragraphs (g)(1)(i) through (v) of this AD within 30 days after the effective date of this AD, or before the part exceeds the revised life limit specified in the applicable ASB, whichever occurs later. (i) RR ASB Mk. 521 Number 72–A408, Circulation A (Revision 1), dated June 2017. (ii) RR ASB Mk. 521 Number 72–A408, Circulation B (Revision 1), dated June 2017. (iii) RR ASB Mk. 522 Number 72–A413, Circulation A (Revision 1), dated June 2017. (iv) RR ASB Mk. 522 Number 72–A412, Circulation B (Revision 1), dated June 2017. E:\FR\FM\21AUR1.SGM 21AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 162 / Tuesday, August 21, 2018 / Rules and Regulations (v) RR ASB Mk. 601–22 Number 72–A207, Rev. 1, dated June 2017. (2) Reserved. (h) Installation Prohibition After the effective date of this AD, do not install any Group A component identified in Table 1 of the RR ASBs in paragraph (g)(1)(i) through (v) of this AD into any engine, or return any engine to service with any affected part installed, if the affected part exceeds the revised life limit specified in the applicable ASB. (i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, ECO Branch, FAA, may approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the certification office, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (j)(1) of this AD. You may email your request to: ANE-AD-AMOC@ faa.gov. (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. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES (j) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Herman Mak, Aerospace Engineer, ECO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238– 7147; fax: 781–238–7199; email: herman.mak@faa.gov. (2) Refer to European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2017–0148, dated August 15, 2017, for more information. You may examine the EASA AD on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2017–1108. (k) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (i) Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) Mk. 521 Number 72–A408, Circulation A (Revision 1), dated June 2017. (ii) RR ASB Mk. 521 Number 72–A408, Circulation B (Revision 1), dated June 2017. (iii) RR ASB Mk. 522 Number 72–A413, Circulation A (Revision 1), dated June 2017. (iv) RR ASB Mk. 522 Number 72–A412, Circulation B (Revision 1), dated June 2017. (v) RR ASB Mk. 601–22 Number 72–A207, Rev. 1, dated June 2017. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact DA Services Operations Room at Rolls-Royce plc, Defense Sector Bristol, WH–70, P.O. Box 3, Filton, Bristol BS34 7QE, United Kingdom; phone: +44 (0) 117 97 90700; fax: +44 (0) 117 97 95498; email: defence-operations-room@rollsroyce.com. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Aug 20, 2018 Jkt 244001 (4) You may view this service information at FAA, Engine & Propeller Standards Branch, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA, 01803. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7759. (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on August 10, 2018. Karen M. Grant, Acting Manager, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2018–18021 Filed 8–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0072; Product Identifier 2017–NM–082–AD; Amendment 39–19363; AD 2018–17–09] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014–05– 28, which applied to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC–8–400 series airplanes. AD 2014–05–28 required revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to include a revised task. This AD was prompted by a determination that the interval from Maintenance Review Board (MRB) task number 323100–202 should not be escalated, and that Certification Maintenance Requirements (CMR) task number 323100–102 should be applicable to all Model DHC–8–400 series airplanes, regardless of which main landing gear (MLG) up-lock assembly is installed. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective September 25, 2018. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of September 25, 2018. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 42209 For service information identified in this final rule, contact Bombardier, Inc., Q-Series Technical Help Desk, 123 Garratt Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario M3K 1Y5, Canada; telephone: 416–375–4000; fax: 416– 375–4539; email: thd.qseries@ aero.bombardier.com; internet: http:// www.bombardier.com. You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206–231– 3195. It is also available on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2018–0072. ADDRESSES: 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– 0072; 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 Docket Operations, 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: Darren Gassetto, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe and Mechanical Systems Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516– 228–7323; fax 516–794–5531; email 9avs-nyaco-cos@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to supersede AD 2014–05–28, Amendment 39–17800 (79 FR 18611, April 3, 2014) (‘‘AD 2014–05–28’’). AD 2014–05–28 applied to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC–8–400 series airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on February 9, 2018 (83 FR 5746). The NPRM was prompted by our determination that the interval from MRB task number 323100– 202 should not be escalated, and that CMR task number 323100–102 should be applicable to all Model DHC–8–400 series airplanes, regardless of which MLG up-lock assembly is installed. Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation authority for Canada, has issued Canadian AD E:\FR\FM\21AUR1.SGM 21AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 162 (Tuesday, August 21, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2017-1108; Product Identifier 2012-NE-44-AD; Amendment 
39-19362; AD 2018-17-08]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbojet Engines

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-03-03 for 
all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Viper Mk. 521, Viper Mk. 522, and Viper Mk. 
601-22 turbojet engines. AD 2016-03-03 required reducing the life of 
certain critical parts. This AD requires reducing the life of certain 
critical parts and adds additional engine parts to the applicability. 
This AD was prompted by a determination made by RR that additional 
parts for the applicable RR Viper turbojet engine models are affected. 
We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these 
products.

DATES: This AD is effective September 25, 2018.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of September 25, 
2018.

ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, 
contact DA Services Operations Room at Rolls-Royce plc, Defense Sector 
Bristol, WH-70, P.O. Box 3, Filton, Bristol BS34 7QE, United Kingdom; 
phone: +44 (0) 117 97 90700; fax: +44 (0) 117 97 95498; email: royce.com">[email protected]royce.com. You may view this service information 
at the FAA, Engine & Propeller Standards Branch, 1200 District Avenue, 
Burlington, MA, 01803. For information on the availability of this 
material at the FAA, call 781-238-7759. It is also available on the 
internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating 
Docket No. FAA-2017-1108.

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-
1108; 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 mandatory continuing airworthiness information, 
regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. 
The address for Docket Operations (phone: 800-647-5527) is Document 
Operations, 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: Herman Mak, Aerospace Engineer, ECO 
Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781-
238-7147; fax: 781-238-7199; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR 
part 39 to supersede AD 2016-03-03, Amendment 39-18390 (81 FR 12585, 
March 10, 2016) (``AD 2016-03-03''). AD 2016-03-03 applied to all RR 
Viper Mk. 521, Viper Mk. 522, and Viper Mk. 601-22 turbojet engines. 
The NPRM published in the Federal Register on December 15, 2017 (82 FR 
59560). The NPRM was prompted by RR determining that additional 
compressor rotating shrouds and the compressor main shaft, installed on 
the affected Viper turbojet engines, require a reduction in their 
cyclic life limits. Also since we issued AD 2016-03-03, the European 
Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued AD 2017-0148, dated August 15, 
2017, which requires reducing the cyclic life limits of the affected 
parts. The NPRM proposed to add additional engine parts to the 
applicability. 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 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 this AD as proposed except for 
minor editorial changes.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    We reviewed RR Alert Service Bulletin (ASBs) Mk. 521 Number 72-
A408, Circulation A; Mk. 521 Number 72-A408, Circulation B; Mk. 522 
Number 72-A413, Circulation A; Mk. 522 Number 72-A412, Circulation B; 
and Mk. 601-22 Number 72-A207; all

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identified as Revision 1 and all dated June 2017.
    RR ASBs Mk. 521 Number 72-A408, Circulation A (Revision 1) and Mk. 
521 Number 72-A408, Circulation B (Revision 1) describe applicable part 
numbers (P/Ns) and revised cyclic life limits for parts installed on 
the Viper Mk. 521 turbojet engine. RR ASBs Mk. 522 Number 72-A413, 
Circulation A (Revision 1), and Mk. 522 Number 72-A412, Circulation B 
(Revision 1) describe applicable P/Ns and revised cyclic life limits 
for parts installed on the Viper Mk. 522 turbojet engine. The content 
of Circulation A and B of these respective ASBs is identical. RR uses 
the designations ``Circulation A'' and ``Circulation B'' to determine 
distribution of service information, based on the capabilities of 
maintenance facilities.
    RR ASB Mk. 601-22 Number 72-A207, Rev. 1, describes applicable P/Ns 
and revised cyclic life limits for parts installed on the Viper Mk. 
601-22 turbojet engine.
    This service information is reasonably available because the 
interested parties have access to it through their normal course of 
business or by the means identified in the ADDRESSES section.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD affects 46 engines installed on 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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Remove and replace parts..............  4 work-hours x $85 per           $75,000         $75,340      $3,465,640
                                         hour = $340.
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Authority for This Rulemaking

    Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA's authority to 
issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, Section 106, describes the 
authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, 
describes in more detail the scope of the Agency's authority.
    We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in 
Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701, ``General 
requirements.'' Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with 
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing 
regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator 
finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within 
the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition 
that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this 
rulemaking action.
    This AD is issued in accordance with authority delegated by the 
Executive Director, Aircraft Certification Service, as authorized by 
FAA Order 8000.51C. In accordance with that order, issuance of ADs is 
normally a function of the Compliance and Airworthiness Division, but 
during this transition period, the Executive Director has delegated the 
authority to issue ADs applicable to engines, propellers, and 
associated appliances to the Manager, Engine and Propeller Standards 
Branch, Policy and Innovation Division.

Regulatory Findings

    We have 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 that this AD:
    (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive 
Order 12866,
    (2) Is not a ``significant rule'' under DOT Regulatory Policies and 
Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979),
    (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and
    (4) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or 
negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

    Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by 
reference, Safety.

Adoption of the Amendment

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

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

0
1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows:

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


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

0
2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by removing Airworthiness Directive (AD) 
2016-03-03, Amendment 39-18390 (81 FR 12585, March 10, 2016), and 
adding the following new AD:

2018-17-08 Rolls-Royce plc (Type Certificate previously held by 
Rolls-Royce (1971) Limited, Bristol Engine Division): Amendment 39-
19362; Docket No. FAA-2017-1108; Product Identifier 2012-NE-44-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective September 25, 2018.

(b) Affected ADs

    This AD replaces AD 2016-03-03, Amendment 39-18390 (81 FR 12585, 
March 10, 2016).

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Viper Mk. 521, Viper 
Mk. 522, and Viper Mk. 601-22 turbojet engines.

(d) Subject

    Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 7230, Compressor 
Section.

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by a review by RR of the lives of certain 
critical parts. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of life-
limited parts. This unsafe condition, if not addressed, could result 
in uncontained part release, damage to the engine, and damage to the 
airplane.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Required Actions

    (1) Remove from service any Group A component listed in Table 1 
of the RR Alert Service Bulletins (ASBs) listed in paragraphs 
(g)(1)(i) through (v) of this AD within 30 days after the effective 
date of this AD, or before the part exceeds the revised life limit 
specified in the applicable ASB, whichever occurs later.
    (i) RR ASB Mk. 521 Number 72-A408, Circulation A (Revision 1), 
dated June 2017.
    (ii) RR ASB Mk. 521 Number 72-A408, Circulation B (Revision 1), 
dated June 2017.
    (iii) RR ASB Mk. 522 Number 72-A413, Circulation A (Revision 1), 
dated June 2017.
    (iv) RR ASB Mk. 522 Number 72-A412, Circulation B (Revision 1), 
dated June 2017.

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    (v) RR ASB Mk. 601-22 Number 72-A207, Rev. 1, dated June 2017.
    (2) Reserved.

(h) Installation Prohibition

    After the effective date of this AD, do not install any Group A 
component identified in Table 1 of the RR ASBs in paragraph 
(g)(1)(i) through (v) of this AD into any engine, or return any 
engine to service with any affected part installed, if the affected 
part exceeds the revised life limit specified in the applicable ASB.

(i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (1) The Manager, ECO Branch, FAA, may approve AMOCs for this AD, 
if requested, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In 
accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal 
inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. 
If sending information directly to the manager of the certification 
office, send it to the attention of the person identified in 
paragraph (j)(1) of this AD. You may email your request to: [email protected].
    (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.

(j) Related Information

    (1) For more information about this AD, contact Herman Mak, 
Aerospace Engineer, ECO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, 
Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781-238-7147; fax: 781-238-7199; email: 
[email protected].
    (2) Refer to European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2017-
0148, dated August 15, 2017, for more information. You may examine 
the EASA AD on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by 
searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2017-1108.

(k) Material Incorporated by Reference

    (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed 
in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
    (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do 
the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise.
    (i) Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) Mk. 521 
Number 72-A408, Circulation A (Revision 1), dated June 2017.
    (ii) RR ASB Mk. 521 Number 72-A408, Circulation B (Revision 1), 
dated June 2017.
    (iii) RR ASB Mk. 522 Number 72-A413, Circulation A (Revision 1), 
dated June 2017.
    (iv) RR ASB Mk. 522 Number 72-A412, Circulation B (Revision 1), 
dated June 2017.
    (v) RR ASB Mk. 601-22 Number 72-A207, Rev. 1, dated June 2017.
    (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact DA 
Services Operations Room at Rolls-Royce plc, Defense Sector Bristol, 
WH-70, P.O. Box 3, Filton, Bristol BS34 7QE, United Kingdom; phone: 
+44 (0) 117 97 90700; fax: +44 (0) 117 97 95498; email: royce.com">[email protected]royce.com.
    (4) You may view this service information at FAA, Engine & 
Propeller Standards Branch, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA, 
01803. For information on the availability of this material at the 
FAA, call 781-238-7759.
    (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated 
by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration 
(NARA). For information on the availability of this material at 
NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

    Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on August 10, 2018.
Karen M. Grant,
Acting Manager, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, Aircraft 
Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-18021 Filed 8-20-18; 8:45 am]
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