Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes, 53409-53411 [2018-22467]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 205 / Tuesday, October 23, 2018 / Proposed Rules DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0842; Product Identifier 2018–CE–025–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) AD 2018– 04–09 for Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as incorrectly marked and annunciated low oil-pressure indication warnings. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by December 7, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this proposed AD, contact Pacific Aerospace Limited, Airport Road, Hamilton, Private Bag 3027, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand; telephone: +64 7 843 6144; facsimile: +64 7 843 6134; email: pacific@aerospace.co.nz; internet: www.aerospace.co.nz. You may review copies of the referenced service information at the FAA, Policy and Innovation Division, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (816) 329– 4148. khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with PROPOSAL SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Oct 22, 2018 Jkt 247001 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– 0842; 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 proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for Docket Operations (telephone (800) 647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Kiesov, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Standards Branch, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329– 4144; fax: (816) 329–4090; email: mike.kiesov@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2018–0842; Product Identifier 2018–CE–025–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this proposed AD because of those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we receive about this proposed AD. Discussion We issued AD 2018–04–09, Amendment 39–19205 (83 FR 9793, March 8, 2018) (‘‘AD 2018–04–09’’) to address an unsafe condition on Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes. AD 2018–04–09 was based on mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which is the aviation authority for New Zealand. Since we issued AD 2018–04–09, Pacific Aerospace Limited has revised the airplane flight manual (AFM) (pilot’s operating handbook). The CAA revised its previous MCAI and issued CAA AD DCA/750XL/19A, dated April 26, 2018 (referred to after this as ‘‘the PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 53409 MCAI’’), to mandate the AFM revisions and also to include an option to modify the oil pressure/temperature indicator. The MCAI states: DCA/750XL/19A revised to introduce revision 30 March 2018 for PAL 750XL POH AIR3237, and clarify the AD requirements. We are proposing this AD to retain the replacement of the pressure switch for the low oil pressure light and the oil pressure/temperature indicator. We are also proposing to require the revised AFM provisions and to clarify that you may modify the oil pressure/ temperature indicator instead of replacing the indicator. You may examine the MCAI on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2018–0842. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 We reviewed Pacific Aerospace Temporary Revision Instruction Letter, dated October 2017, which includes Pacific Aerospace Temporary Revisions XL/POH/00/001, XL/POH/02/001, and XL/POH/03/001; and Pacific Aerospace Revision Instruction Letter, dated March 2018, which includes Pacific Aerospace POH AIR 3237 Revision, dated March 30, 2018, for 750XL airplanes. For the applicable configurations, the service information includes revisions to the AFM that corrects the incorrect instrument markings. We also reviewed Pacific Aerospace Mandatory Service Bulletin PACSB/XL/ 088, dated August 11, 2017, which was previously approved for incorporation by reference on April 12, 2018 (83 FR 9793, March 8, 2018), and describes procedures for replacement or modification of the low oil-pressure light, pressure switch, and indicator. This service information is reasonably available because the interested parties have access to it through their normal course of business or by the means identified in the ADDRESSES section of the AD. FAA’s Determination and Requirements of the Proposed AD This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant to our bilateral agreement with this State of Design Authority, they have notified us of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service information referenced above. We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all information and determined the unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or E:\FR\FM\23OCP1.SGM 23OCP1 53410 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 205 / Tuesday, October 23, 2018 / Proposed Rules develop on other products of the same type design. khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with PROPOSAL Costs of Compliance We estimate that this proposed AD will affect 22 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it would take about 2 work-hours per product to comply with the basic requirements of this proposed AD. The average labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Required parts would cost about $500 per product. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of the proposed AD on U.S. operators to be $14,740, or $670 per product. Since the proposed AD requires the same actions as AD 2018–04–09, the costs of compliance remains the same and does not impose any additional costs on U.S. operators. 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 We determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Oct 22, 2018 Jkt 247001 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 proposed regulation: (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. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 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 removing Amendment 39–19205 (83 FR 9793, March 8, 2018), and adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ Pacific Aerospace Limited: Docket No. FAA– 2018–0842; Product Identifier 2018–CE– 025–AD. (a) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by December 7, 2018. (b) Affected ADs This AD replaces AD 2018–04–09, Amendment 39–19205 (83 FR 9793, March 8, 2018) (‘‘AD 2018–04–09’’). (c) Applicability This AD applies to Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes, all serial numbers up to 217, certificated in any category. (d) Subject Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Code 79: Engine Oil. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as incorrectly marked and annunciated low oil-pressure indication warnings. We are issuing this AD to prevent engine oil pressure from dropping below safe limits, which could cause possible engine damage or failure. (f) Actions and Compliance Unless already done, do the following actions in paragraphs (f)(1) through (4) of this AD, as applicable: (1) For airplanes with Pacific Aerospace Pilot’s Operating Handbook and Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand Approved Flight Manual AIR 2825 (AIR 2825): Within the next 30 days after the effective date of this AD, insert Pacific Aerospace Temporary Revisions XL/POH/00/ 001, XL/POH/02/001 and XL/POH/03/001 into AIR 2825 following the Accomplishment Instructions in Pacific Aerospace Temporary Revision Instruction Letter, dated October 2017. (2) For airplanes with Pacific Aerospace Pilot’s Operating Handbook and Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand Approved Flight Manual AIR 3237, Issue 2 (AIR 3237): Within the next 30 days after the effective date of this AD, remove the affected pages and insert the revised pages, into AIR 3237 following the Accomplishment Instructions in Pacific Aerospace Revision Instruction Letter, dated March 30, 2018. (3) For Pacific Aerospace 750XL airplanes up to serial number 217: Within the next 100 hours time-in-service (TIS) after April 12, 2018 (the effective date of AD 2018–04–09) or within the next 12 months after April 12, 2018 (the effective date of AD 2018–04–09), whichever occurs first, replace or modify the pressure switch for the low oil pressure light by following Part A—Accomplishment Instructions in Pacific Aerospace Mandatory Service Bulletin PACSB/XL/088, dated August 11, 2017 (PACSB/XL/088). (4) For Pacific Aerospace 750XL airplanes up to serial number 217 with a part number (P/N) INS 60–8 oil pressure/temperature indicator installed: Within the next 100 hours TIS after April 12, 2018 (the effective date of AD 2018–04–09) or within the next 12 months after April 12, 2018 (the effective date of AD 2018–04–09), whichever occurs first, replace the oil pressure/temperature indicator with P/N INS 60–15 by following Part B—Accomplishment Instructions in PACSB/XL/088, dated August 11, 2017, except you are not required to return parts to the manufacturer. (g) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, Standards Office, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Send information to ATTN: Mike Kiesov, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Standards Branch, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4144; fax: (816) 329–4090; email: mike.kiesov@faa.gov. Before using any approved AMOC on any E:\FR\FM\23OCP1.SGM 23OCP1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 205 / Tuesday, October 23, 2018 / Proposed Rules 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 instead be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, Small Airplane Standards Branch, FAA; or the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand (CAA). (i) Related Information Refer to CAA MCAI AD No. DCA/750XL/ 19A, dated April 26, 2018, for related information. You may examine the MCAI on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA– 2018–0842. Pacific Aerospace Limited, Airport Road, Hamilton, Private Bag 3027, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand; telephone: +64 7 843 6144; facsimile: +64 7 843 6134; email: pacific@aerospace.co.nz; internet: www.aerospace.co.nz. You may review copies of the referenced service information at the FAA, Policy and Innovation Division, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (816) 329–4148. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on October 5, 2018. Melvin J. Johnson, Aircraft Certification Service, Deputy Director, Policy and Innovation Division, AIR–601. 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Comments from all interested persons are welcome and will help BIS khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with PROPOSAL SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Oct 22, 2018 Jkt 247001 determine the feasibility and cost of implementing a mechanism for tracking and controlling electronic waste exports. Comments must be received by BIS no later than December 24, 2018. ADDRESSES: Comments on this rule may be submitted to the Federal rulemaking portal (www.regulations.gov). The regulations.gov ID for this rule is: BIS– 2018–0022. All relevant comments (including any personally identifying information) will be made available for public inspection and copying. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eileen Albanese, Director, Office of National Security and Technology Transfer Controls, Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce, by phone at (202) 482–0092, or by email at eileen.albanese@bis.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Background In recent years, a number of Congressional studies and actions, including the ‘‘Inquiry into Counterfeit Electronic Parts in the Department of Defense Supply Chain’’ published by the Committee on Armed Services in the United States Senate (Armed Services Report), as well as the ‘‘Secure E-Waste Export and Recycling Act’’ (H.R. 917), have raised concerns regarding counterfeit goods that may enter the United States’ military and civilian electronics supply chain. One of the potential sources for these counterfeit goods identified in the Armed Services Report is the unregulated recycling of discarded electronic equipment that has typically been shipped overseas from the United States for disposal. Although no specific legislation has yet been passed mandating export controls related to electronic waste, prior Congressional studies and actions have prompted the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) to seek comments on potential regulatory changes that would limit the export of discarded electronic equipment (electronic waste) by defining the term ‘‘electronic waste’’ and prohibiting its export from the United States unless certain conditions are met. If electronic waste does not meet these contemplated conditions, persons could be prohibited from exporting the electronic waste and would need to identify a means of disposal within the United States. If electronic waste meets the contemplated conditions, it would be exempt from the prohibition, potentially eligible to export under a new license exception or other reporting requirement, and the export of these items could require new PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 53411 recordkeeping and tracking requirements. BIS is seeking public comments on a contemplated new definition of electronic waste, on this potential prohibition on electronic waste exports, and on the basis for an exemption from that prohibition (through criteria for electronic waste exemptions). BIS is also seeking comments on potential regulatory changes, in the form of two reporting approaches identified by BIS that could be used to track the export of electronic waste that is exempt from the prohibition as well as new recordkeeping requirements. In addition, BIS is seeking comments on the potential cost of the regulatory and policy changes associated with a prohibition on the export of electronic waste and the expected effectiveness, if any, of a prohibition to address the issue of counterfeit goods. BIS is also interested in observations from members of the public regarding counterfeit goods and electronic waste exports in the electronics supply chain. Relevant comments from all interested persons are welcome and may help BIS assess the prevalence of counterfeit goods in military and civilian electronic supply chains, the estimated cost to industry to implement these potential regulatory changes, and the effectiveness of the potential strategy to reduce counterfeit goods that enter the military and civilian electronics supply chains. Potential Criteria Regarding Prohibition and Exemption of Electronic Waste Exports (1) Definition of ‘‘Electronic Waste’’ The definition for electronic waste being considered by BIS would include any of the following used items containing electronic components or fragments thereof, including parts or subcomponents of such items: (i) Computers and related equipment; (ii) Data center equipment (including servers, network equipment, firewalls, battery backup systems, and power distribution units); (iii) Mobile computers (including notebooks, netbooks, tablets, and e-book readers); (iv) Televisions (including portable televisions and portable DVD players); (v) Video display devices (including monitors, digital picture frames, and portable video devices); (vi) Digital imaging devices (including printers, copiers, facsimile machines, image scanners, and multifunction machines); (vii) Consumer electronics, including digital cameras, projectors, digital audio E:\FR\FM\23OCP1.SGM 23OCP1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2018-0842; Product Identifier 2018-CE-025-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes

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

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) AD 2018-
04-09 for Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes. This 
proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information 
(MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to 
identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The 
MCAI describes the unsafe condition as incorrectly marked and 
annunciated low oil-pressure indication warnings. We are issuing this 
proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these 
products.

DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by December 7, 
2018.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: (202) 493-2251.
     Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    For service information identified in this proposed AD, contact 
Pacific Aerospace Limited, Airport Road, Hamilton, Private Bag 3027, 
Hamilton 3240, New Zealand; telephone: +64 7 843 6144; facsimile: +64 7 
843 6134; email: [email protected]; internet: 
www.aerospace.co.nz. You may review copies of the referenced service 
information at the FAA, Policy and Innovation Division, 901 Locust, 
Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of 
this material at the FAA, call (816) 329-4148.

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-
0842; 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 proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and 
other information. The street address for Docket Operations (telephone 
(800) 647-5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available 
in the AD docket shortly after receipt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Kiesov, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, 
Small Airplane Standards Branch, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, 
Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329-4144; fax: (816) 329-4090; email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comments Invited

    We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address 
listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2018-0842; 
Product Identifier 2018-CE-025-AD'' at the beginning of your comments. 
We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, 
environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We will consider 
all comments received by the closing date and may amend this proposed 
AD because of those comments.
    We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http://regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We 
will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we 
receive about this proposed AD.

Discussion

    We issued AD 2018-04-09, Amendment 39-19205 (83 FR 9793, March 8, 
2018) (``AD 2018-04-09'') to address an unsafe condition on Pacific 
Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes. AD 2018-04-09 was based on 
mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by the 
Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which is the aviation authority for New 
Zealand.
    Since we issued AD 2018-04-09, Pacific Aerospace Limited has 
revised the airplane flight manual (AFM) (pilot's operating handbook). 
The CAA revised its previous MCAI and issued CAA AD DCA/750XL/19A, 
dated April 26, 2018 (referred to after this as ``the MCAI''), to 
mandate the AFM revisions and also to include an option to modify the 
oil pressure/temperature indicator. The MCAI states:

    DCA/750XL/19A revised to introduce revision 30 March 2018 for 
PAL 750XL POH AIR3237, and clarify the AD requirements.

    We are proposing this AD to retain the replacement of the pressure 
switch for the low oil pressure light and the oil pressure/temperature 
indicator. We are also proposing to require the revised AFM provisions 
and to clarify that you may modify the oil pressure/temperature 
indicator instead of replacing the indicator.
    You may examine the MCAI on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2018-
0842.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    We reviewed Pacific Aerospace Temporary Revision Instruction 
Letter, dated October 2017, which includes Pacific Aerospace Temporary 
Revisions XL/POH/00/001, XL/POH/02/001, and XL/POH/03/001; and Pacific 
Aerospace Revision Instruction Letter, dated March 2018, which includes 
Pacific Aerospace POH AIR 3237 Revision, dated March 30, 2018, for 
750XL airplanes. For the applicable configurations, the service 
information includes revisions to the AFM that corrects the incorrect 
instrument markings.
    We also reviewed Pacific Aerospace Mandatory Service Bulletin 
PACSB/XL/088, dated August 11, 2017, which was previously approved for 
incorporation by reference on April 12, 2018 (83 FR 9793, March 8, 
2018), and describes procedures for replacement or modification of the 
low oil-pressure light, pressure switch, and indicator. This service 
information is reasonably available because the interested parties have 
access to it through their normal course of business or by the means 
identified in the ADDRESSES section of the AD.

FAA's Determination and Requirements of the Proposed AD

    This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another 
country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant 
to our bilateral agreement with this State of Design Authority, they 
have notified us of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and 
service information referenced above. We are proposing this AD because 
we evaluated all information and determined the unsafe condition exists 
and is likely to exist or

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develop on other products of the same type design.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this proposed AD will affect 22 products of U.S. 
registry. We also estimate that it would take about 2 work-hours per 
product to comply with the basic requirements of this proposed AD. The 
average labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Required parts would cost 
about $500 per product.
    Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of the proposed AD on 
U.S. operators to be $14,740, or $670 per product.
    Since the proposed AD requires the same actions as AD 2018-04-09, 
the costs of compliance remains the same and does not impose any 
additional costs on U.S. operators.

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

    We determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism 
implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would 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 proposed 
regulation:
    (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.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

The Proposed Amendment

    Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the 
Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 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 removing Amendment 39-19205 (83 FR 
9793, March 8, 2018), and adding the following new airworthiness 
directive (AD):

Pacific Aerospace Limited: Docket No. FAA-2018-0842; Product 
Identifier 2018-CE-025-AD.

(a) Comments Due Date

    We must receive comments by December 7, 2018.

(b) Affected ADs

    This AD replaces AD 2018-04-09, Amendment 39-19205 (83 FR 9793, 
March 8, 2018) (``AD 2018-04-09'').

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL 
airplanes, all serial numbers up to 217, certificated in any 
category.

(d) Subject

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

(e) Reason

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

(f) Actions and Compliance

    Unless already done, do the following actions in paragraphs 
(f)(1) through (4) of this AD, as applicable:
    (1) For airplanes with Pacific Aerospace Pilot's Operating 
Handbook and Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand Approved Flight 
Manual AIR 2825 (AIR 2825): Within the next 30 days after the 
effective date of this AD, insert Pacific Aerospace Temporary 
Revisions XL/POH/00/001, XL/POH/02/001 and XL/POH/03/001 into AIR 
2825 following the Accomplishment Instructions in Pacific Aerospace 
Temporary Revision Instruction Letter, dated October 2017.
    (2) For airplanes with Pacific Aerospace Pilot's Operating 
Handbook and Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand Approved Flight 
Manual AIR 3237, Issue 2 (AIR 3237): Within the next 30 days after 
the effective date of this AD, remove the affected pages and insert 
the revised pages, into AIR 3237 following the Accomplishment 
Instructions in Pacific Aerospace Revision Instruction Letter, dated 
March 30, 2018.
    (3) For Pacific Aerospace 750XL airplanes up to serial number 
217: Within the next 100 hours time-in-service (TIS) after April 12, 
2018 (the effective date of AD 2018-04-09) or within the next 12 
months after April 12, 2018 (the effective date of AD 2018-04-09), 
whichever occurs first, replace or modify the pressure switch for 
the low oil pressure light by following Part A--Accomplishment 
Instructions in Pacific Aerospace Mandatory Service Bulletin PACSB/
XL/088, dated August 11, 2017 (PACSB/XL/088).
    (4) For Pacific Aerospace 750XL airplanes up to serial number 
217 with a part number (P/N) INS 60-8 oil pressure/temperature 
indicator installed: Within the next 100 hours TIS after April 12, 
2018 (the effective date of AD 2018-04-09) or within the next 12 
months after April 12, 2018 (the effective date of AD 2018-04-09), 
whichever occurs first, replace the oil pressure/temperature 
indicator with P/N INS 60-15 by following Part B--Accomplishment 
Instructions in PACSB/XL/088, dated August 11, 2017, except you are 
not required to return parts to the manufacturer.

(g) Other FAA AD Provisions

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, 
Standards Office, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this 
AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Send 
information to ATTN: Mike Kiesov, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small 
Airplane Standards Branch, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, 
Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329-4144; fax: (816) 329-4090; 
email: [email protected]. Before using any approved AMOC on any

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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 
instead be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, 
Small Airplane Standards Branch, FAA; or the Civil Aviation 
Authority of New Zealand (CAA).

(i) Related Information

    Refer to CAA MCAI AD No. DCA/750XL/19A, dated April 26, 2018, 
for related information. You may examine the MCAI on the internet at 
http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. 
FAA-2018-0842. Pacific Aerospace Limited, Airport Road, Hamilton, 
Private Bag 3027, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand; telephone: +64 7 843 
6144; facsimile: +64 7 843 6134; email: [email protected]; 
internet: www.aerospace.co.nz. You may review copies of the 
referenced service information at the FAA, Policy and Innovation 
Division, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information 
on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (816) 329-
4148.


    Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on October 5, 2018.
Melvin J. Johnson,
Aircraft Certification Service, Deputy Director, Policy and Innovation 
Division, AIR-601.
[FR Doc. 2018-22467 Filed 10-22-18; 8:45 am]
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