Airworthiness Directives; Austro Engine GmbH Engines, 53802-53806 [2018-23186]

Download as PDF 53802 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 207 / Thursday, October 25, 2018 / Rules and Regulations technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. J. Environment EAC analyzed this final rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 023–01 which guides EAC in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4365), and concluded that this rule is part of a category of actions described in item A3 of Table 1 in Appendix A of the Management Directive. This rulemaking does not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment and, therefore, neither an environmental assessment nor an environmental impact statement is necessary. K. Congressional Review Act EAC will submit this final rule to Congress and the Government Accountability Office pursuant to the Congressional Review Act. The rule is effective upon publication, as permitted by 5 U.S.C. 808. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 808(2), EAC finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective upon publication in the Federal Register, based on the reasons cited in the preceding paragraph for the 553(b)(3)(B) determination. List of Subjects Administrative practice and procedure, Confidential business information, Freedom of information. 11 CFR Part 9407 Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552, as amended. § § 9405.5 and 9405.7 [Amended] 2. Amend §§ 9405.5 and 9405.7 by removing the words ‘‘1201 New York Avenue NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20005’’ and adding in their place the words ‘‘1335 East-West Highway, Suite 4300, Silver Spring, MD 20910’’ in the following places: ■ a. Section 9405.5(a)(4)(ii) and (v); and ■ b. Section 9405.7(a). ■ PART 9407—IMPLEMENTATION OF THE GOVERNMENT IN THE SUNSHINE ACT 3. The authority citation for part 9407 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552b. § 9407.8 [Amended] Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3102. § § 9409.5, 9409.6 and 9409.14 [Amended] 6. Amend §§ 9409.5, 9409.6 and 9409.14 by removing the words ‘‘1201 New York Avenue NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20005’’ and adding in their place the words ‘‘1335 East-West Highway, Suite 4300, Silver Spring, MD 20910’’ in the following places: ■ a. Section 9409.5(a); ■ b. Section 9409.6; and ■ c. Section 9409.14(e). ■ Administrative practice and procedure, Courts, Government employees. 11 CFR Part 9410 Administrative practice and procedure, Government employees, Privacy. 11 CFR Part 9420 Administrative practice and procedure, Civil rights, Grant programs, Individuals with disabilities. Avenue NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20005’’ and adding in their place the words ‘‘1335 East-West Highway, Suite 4300, Silver Spring, MD 20910’’ in the following places: ■ a. Section 9410.3(b); and ■ b. Section 9410.4(a). PART 9420—NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF HANDICAP IN PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY THE U.S. ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION 9. The authority citation for part 9420 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 29 U.S.C. 794. § 9420.8 [Amended] 10. Amend § 9420.8(d)(3) and (i) by removing the words ‘‘1201 New York Avenue NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20005’’ and adding in their place the words ‘‘1335 East-West Highway, Suite 4300, Silver Spring, MD 20910.’’ ■ PART 9428—NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION ACT (52 U.S.C. 20503 et seq.) 11. The authority citation for part 9428 continues to read as follows: ■ 4. Amend § 9407.8 by removing the words ‘‘1201 New York Avenue NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20005’’ and adding in their place the words ‘‘1335 East-West Highway, Suite 4300, Silver Spring, MD 20910.’’ ■ 5. The authority citation for part 9409 continues to read as follows: 11 CFR Part 9409 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES 1. The authority citation for part 9405 continues to read as follows: ■ ■ Administrative practice and procedure, Government employees, Sunshine Act. PART 9410—IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PRIVACY ACT OF 1974 7. The authority citation for part 9410 continues to read as follows: Authority: 42 U.S.C. 1973gg–1 et seq., 15532. 12. The heading of part 9428 is revised to read as set forth above. ■ § 9428.7 [Amended] 13. Amend § 9428.7(a) by removing the words‘‘1201 New York Avenue NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20005’’ and adding in their place the words ‘‘1335 East-West Highway, Suite 4300, Silver Spring, MD 20910.’’ ■ Dated: October 12, 2018. Brian D. Newby, Executive Director, U.S. Election Assistance Commission. [FR Doc. 2018–23150 Filed 10–24–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2017–1138; Product Identifier 2017–NE–41–AD; Amendment 39– 19381; AD 2018–18–02] RIN 2120–AA64 ■ 11 CFR Part 9428 Elections, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. For the reasons stated in the preamble, the Election Assistance Commission amends 11 CFR parts 9405, 15:53 Oct 24, 2018 PART 9405—PROCEDURES FOR DISCLOSURE OF RECORDS UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT PART 9409—TESTIMONY BY COMMISSION EMPLOYEES RELATING TO OFFICIAL INFORMATION AND PRODUCTION OF OFFICIAL RECORDS IN LEGAL PROCEEDINGS 11 CFR Part 9405 VerDate Sep<11>2014 9407, 9409, 9410, 9420 and 9428 as follows: Jkt 247001 Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a. § § 9410.3 and 9410.4 [Amended] 8. Amend §§ 9410.3 and 9410.4 by removing the words ‘‘1201 New York ■ PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Airworthiness Directives; Austro Engine GmbH Engines Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\25OCR1.SGM 25OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 207 / Thursday, October 25, 2018 / Rules and Regulations We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Austro Engine GmbH model E4 engines and for all model E4P engines. This AD was prompted by reports of considerable wear on the timing chain on these engines. This AD requires replacement of the timing chain and amending certain airplane flight manuals to limit the use of windmill restarts. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective November 29, 2018. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of November 29, 2018. ADDRESSES: For Austro Engine GmbH service information identified in this final rule, contact Austro Engine GmbH, Rudolf-Diesel-Strasse 11, A–2700 Weiner Neustadt, Austria; phone +43 2622 23000; fax: +43 2622 23000–2711; internet: www.austroengine.at. For Diamond Aircraft Industries service information in this final rule, contact Diamond Aircraft Industries, N. A., Otto-Stra+e 5, A–2700 Wiener Neustadt, phone: +43 2622 26700, Fax: +43 2622 26780; internet: www.diamondaircraft. com. You may view this service information at the FAA, Engine and 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–2017–1138. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: 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– 1138; 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, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The address for Docket Operations (phone: 800–647–5527) is U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:53 Oct 24, 2018 Jkt 247001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Caufield, Aerospace Engineer, ECO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA, 01803; phone: 781–238–7146; fax: 781–238–7199; email: Barbara.Caufield@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to certain Austro Engine GmbH model E4 engines and all model E4P engines. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on June 1, 2018 (83 FR 25410). The NPRM was prompted by reports of considerable wear on the timing chain on these engines. The NPRM proposed to require replacement of the timing chain and amending certain airplane flight manuals to limit the use of windmill restarts. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Community, has issued EASA AD 2017– 0103, dated June 14, 2017 (referred to after this as ‘‘the MCAI’’), to address the unsafe condition on these products. The MCAI states: Considerable wear of the timing chain has been detected on some engines. This may have been caused by windmilling restarts, which are known to cause high stress to the timing chain. This condition, if not detected and corrected, could lead to failure of the timing chain and consequent engine power loss, possibly resulting in reduced control of the aeroplane. To address this potential unsafe condition, Austro Engine included instructions in the engine maintenance manual to periodically inspect the condition of the timing chain and, depending on findings, to replace the timing chain and the chain wheel. The operation manual was updated to allow windmilling restart only as an emergency procedure. More recently, Austro Engines published Mandatory Service Bulletin (MSB) MSB–E4– 017/2, providing instructions to replace the timing chain for engines with known windmilling restarts. For the reason described above, this [EASA] AD requires replacement of the timing chain for engines with known windmilling restarts, and requires amendment of the applicable Aircraft Flight Manual (AFM). You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket on the internet at http:// PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 53803 www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2017– 1138. Revision to Airplane Flight Manual We revised this AD to allow affected Austro Engine GmbH model E4 engines installed on Diamond Aircraft Industries (DAI) model DA 42 NG and DA 42 M– NG airplanes and Austro Engine GbmH model E4P engines installed on DAI model DA 62 airplanes to comply with paragraph (g)(4) of this AD by adding, respectively, Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) Temporary Revision (TR) TR– ¨ M–42–973, and AFM TR TR–MA ¨ M– MA 62–240, both dated August 12, 2016. These actions are equivalent to inserting the information in figure (1) to paragraph (g)(4) of this AD into the respective airplane flight manuals. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this final rule. 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 final rule as proposed. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 We reviewed Austro Engine MSB No. MSB–E4–017/2, Revision 2, dated December 2, 2016. The MSB describes procedures for replacement of the timing chain. ¨ M–42– We reviewed AFM TR TR–MA 973, dated August 12, 2016, for DA 42 NG and DA 42 M–NG airplanes, and ¨ M–62–240, dated AFM TR TR- MA August 12, 2016, for DA 62 airplanes. These Temporary Revisions define the removal of the normal operation procedure for windmilling restart for the respective airplanes. 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 211 engines installed on airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD: E:\FR\FM\25OCR1.SGM 25OCR1 53804 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 207 / Thursday, October 25, 2018 / Rules and Regulations ESTIMATED COSTS. Action Labor cost Amend AFM .................................................... Remove and replace timing chain .................. 1 work hour × $85 per hour = $85 ................. 8 work hours × $85 per hour = $680 ............. 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. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES Regulatory Findings This AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:53 Oct 24, 2018 Jkt 247001 Parts cost Cost per product $0 $775 $85 $1,455 Cost on U.S. operators $17,935 $307,005 (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. (e) Unsafe Condition List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. 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): ■ AD 2018–18–02; Austro Engine GmbH Engines: Amendment 39–19381; Docket No. FAA–2017–1138; Product Identifier 2017–NE–41–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective November 29, 2018. (b) Affected Ads None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Austro Engine GmbH model E4 engines with serial numbers that have a ‘‘–B’’ or ‘‘–C’’ configuration and to model E4P engines, all serial numbers. (d) Subject Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 8520, Reciprocating Engine Power Section. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 This AD was prompted by reports of considerable wear on the timing chain on these engines. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the engine timing chain. The unsafe condition, if not addressed, could result in failure of the engine timing chain, loss of engine thrust control, and reduced control of the airplane. (f) Compliance (g) Required Actions (1) Determine whether the engine is a Group 1 or Group 2 engine as follows. (i) A Group 1 engine is an engine equipped with a timing chain that was installed on an engine that experienced a windmill restart, or an engine in which it cannot be determined if the engine experienced any windmilling restarts. (ii) A Group 2 engine is an engine that is equipped with a timing chain that has not experienced any windmilling restarts. (2) For Group 1 engines: Before the affected timing chain exceeds 945 engine flight hours (EFHs) since installation on an engine, or within 110 EFHs after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs later, replace the timing chain in accordance with the instructions in Technical Details, paragraph 2, in Austro Engine Mandatory Service Bulletin (MSB) No. MSB–E4–017/2, Revision 2, dated December 2, 2016. (3) For Group 1 and Group 2 engines: After the effective date of this AD, following each windmill restart of an engine, before the timing chain of that engine exceeds 945 EFHs since first installation on an engine, or within 110 EFHs after that windmilling restart, whichever occurs later, replace the timing chain in accordance with the instructions in Technical Details, paragraph 2, in Austro Engine MSB No. MSB–E4–017/2, Revision 2, dated December 2, 2016. (4) For Group 1 and Group 2 engines: Within 30 days after the effective date of this AD, amend the applicable airplane flight manual under emergency procedures by adding the information in figure 1 to paragraph (g)(4) of this AD to limit the use of a windmilling restart to only an emergency procedure. E:\FR\FM\25OCR1.SGM 25OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 207 / Thursday, October 25, 2018 / Rules and Regulations (h) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The manager, ECO 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 ECO Branch, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (i)(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 or certificate holding district office. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:53 Oct 24, 2018 Jkt 247001 (i) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Barbara Caufield, Aerospace Engineer, ECO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781– 238–7146; fax: 781–238–7199; email: Barbara.Caufield@faa.gov. (2) Refer to EASA AD 2017–0103, dated June 14, 2017, for more information. You may examine the EASA AD in the AD docket on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating it in Docket No. FAA–2017–1138. (j) 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) Austro Engine Mandatory Service Bulletin No. MSB–E4–017/2, Revision 2, dated December 2, 2016. (ii) Diamond Aircraft Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) Temporary Revision (TR) TR– ¨ M–42–973, dated August 12, 2016. MA PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 ¨ M– (iii) Diamond Aircraft AFM TR TR–MA 62–240, dated August 12, 2016. (3) For Austro Engine GmbH service information identified in this AD, contact Austro Engine GmbH, Rudolf-Diesel-Strasse 11, A–2700 Weiner Neustadt, Austria; phone +43 2622 23000; fax: +43 2622 23000–2711; internet: www.austroengine.at. For Diamond Aircraft Industries service information in this AD, contact Diamond Aircraft Industries, N. A., Otto-Stra+e 5, A–2700 Wiener Neustadt, phone: +43 2622 26700, Fax: +43 2622 26780; internet: www.diamondaircraft.com. (4) You may view this service information at FAA, Engine and 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. E:\FR\FM\25OCR1.SGM 25OCR1 ER25OC18.000</GPH> daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES (5) For affected Austro Engine GmbH model E4 engines installed on Diamond Aircraft Industries (DAI) model DA 42 NG and DA 42 M–NG airplanes and for Austro Engine GbmH model E4P engines installed on DAI model DA 62 airplanes, using Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) Temporary ¨ M–42–973, and AFM Revision (TR) TR–MA ¨ M–62–240, both dated August 12, TR TR–MA 2016, respectively, to update the applicable AFM is an acceptable method to comply with paragraph (g)(4) of this AD. 53805 53806 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 207 / Thursday, October 25, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on October 19, 2018. Karen M. Grant, Acting Manager, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, Aircraft Certification Service. Service Center, 2200 S 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198–6547; telephone (206) 231–2253. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2018–23186 Filed 10–24–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0126; Airspace Docket No. 18–AAL–6] RIN 2120–AA66 Establishment of Class E Airspace; Hoonah, AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Hoonah Airport, Hoonah, AK, to accommodate area navigation (RNAV) procedures at the airport for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC March 28, 2019. 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 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online 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 7400.11C 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Clark, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Western daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:53 Oct 24, 2018 Jkt 247001 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 establishes Class E airspace at Hoonah Airport, Hoonah, AK, in support of IFR operations at the airport. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (83 FR 19655; May 4, 2018) for Docket No. FAA–2018–0126 to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Hoonah Airport, Hoonah, AK. 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 7400.11C, dated August 13, 2018, and effective September 15, 2018, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designation 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 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 13, 2018, and effective September 15, 2018. FAA Order 7400.11C is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11C lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Rule The FAA is amending Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by establishing Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 3-mile radius of Hoonah Airport, Hoonah, AK, with a PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 segment 3 miles each side of the 077° bearing from the airport extending from the 3-mile radius to 8.1 miles east of the airport. This airspace area supports IFR operations at Hoonah Airport, and will be unaffected by any proposed changes that occurs at any other airport. 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, is non-controversial and unlikely to result in adverse or negative comments. 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 will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this proposed rule, when promulgated, would 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. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Adoption of the Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. E:\FR\FM\25OCR1.SGM 25OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 207 (Thursday, October 25, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2017-1138; Product Identifier 2017-NE-41-AD; Amendment 
39-19381; AD 2018-18-02]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Austro Engine GmbH Engines

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 
Austro Engine GmbH model E4 engines and for all model E4P engines. This 
AD was prompted by reports of considerable wear on the timing chain on 
these engines. This AD requires replacement of the timing chain and 
amending certain airplane flight manuals to limit the use of windmill 
restarts. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on 
these products.

DATES: This AD is effective November 29, 2018.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of November 29, 
2018.

ADDRESSES: For Austro Engine GmbH service information identified in 
this final rule, contact Austro Engine GmbH, Rudolf-Diesel-Strasse 11, 
A-2700 Weiner Neustadt, Austria; phone +43 2622 23000; fax: +43 2622 
23000-2711; internet: www.austroengine.at. For Diamond Aircraft 
Industries service information in this final rule, contact Diamond 
Aircraft Industries, N. A., Otto-Stra[szlig]e 5, A-2700 Wiener 
Neustadt, phone: +43 2622 26700, Fax: +43 2622 26780; internet: 
www.diamondaircraft.com. You may view this service information at the 
FAA, Engine and 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-2017-1138.

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-
1138; 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, 
the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other 
information. The address for Docket Operations (phone: 800-647-5527) is 
U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, 
Washington, DC 20590.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Caufield, Aerospace Engineer, 
ECO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA, 01803; phone: 
781-238-7146; fax: 781-238-7199; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR 
part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to certain Austro Engine GmbH 
model E4 engines and all model E4P engines. The NPRM published in the 
Federal Register on June 1, 2018 (83 FR 25410). The NPRM was prompted 
by reports of considerable wear on the timing chain on these engines. 
The NPRM proposed to require replacement of the timing chain and 
amending certain airplane flight manuals to limit the use of windmill 
restarts. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on 
these products.
    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical 
Agent for the Member States of the European Community, has issued EASA 
AD 2017-0103, dated June 14, 2017 (referred to after this as ``the 
MCAI''), to address the unsafe condition on these products.
    The MCAI states:

    Considerable wear of the timing chain has been detected on some 
engines. This may have been caused by windmilling restarts, which 
are known to cause high stress to the timing chain. This condition, 
if not detected and corrected, could lead to failure of the timing 
chain and consequent engine power loss, possibly resulting in 
reduced control of the aeroplane.
    To address this potential unsafe condition, Austro Engine 
included instructions in the engine maintenance manual to 
periodically inspect the condition of the timing chain and, 
depending on findings, to replace the timing chain and the chain 
wheel. The operation manual was updated to allow windmilling restart 
only as an emergency procedure.
    More recently, Austro Engines published Mandatory Service 
Bulletin (MSB) MSB-E4-017/2, providing instructions to replace the 
timing chain for engines with known windmilling restarts. For the 
reason described above, this [EASA] AD requires replacement of the 
timing chain for engines with known windmilling restarts, and 
requires amendment of the applicable Aircraft Flight Manual (AFM).

    You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD 
docket on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for 
and locating Docket No. FAA-2017-1138.

Revision to Airplane Flight Manual

    We revised this AD to allow affected Austro Engine GmbH model E4 
engines installed on Diamond Aircraft Industries (DAI) model DA 42 NG 
and DA 42 M-NG airplanes and Austro Engine GbmH model E4P engines 
installed on DAI model DA 62 airplanes to comply with paragraph (g)(4) 
of this AD by adding, respectively, Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) 
Temporary Revision (TR) TR-M[Auml]M-42-973, and AFM TR TR-M[Auml]M-62-
240, both dated August 12, 2016. These actions are equivalent to 
inserting the information in figure (1) to paragraph (g)(4) of this AD 
into the respective airplane flight manuals.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this final rule. 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 final rule as proposed.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    We reviewed Austro Engine MSB No. MSB-E4-017/2, Revision 2, dated 
December 2, 2016. The MSB describes procedures for replacement of the 
timing chain.
    We reviewed AFM TR TR-M[Auml]M-42-973, dated August 12, 2016, for 
DA 42 NG and DA 42 M-NG airplanes, and AFM TR TR- M[Auml]M-62-240, 
dated August 12, 2016, for DA 62 airplanes. These Temporary Revisions 
define the removal of the normal operation procedure for windmilling 
restart for the respective airplanes. 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 211 engines installed on airplanes 
of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this 
AD:

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                                                Estimated Costs.
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                                                                                     Cost per      Cost on U.S.
                Action                         Labor cost           Parts cost        product        operators
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Amend AFM.............................  1 work hour x $85 per                 $0             $85         $17,935
Remove and replace timing chain.......   hour = $85.                        $775          $1,455        $307,005
                                        8 work hours x $85 per
                                         hour = $680.
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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

    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 adding the following new airworthiness 
directive (AD):

AD 2018-18-02; Austro Engine GmbH Engines: Amendment 39-19381; 
Docket No. FAA-2017-1138; Product Identifier 2017-NE-41-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective November 29, 2018.

(b) Affected Ads

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Austro Engine GmbH model E4 engines with 
serial numbers that have a ``-B'' or ``-C'' configuration and to 
model E4P engines, all serial numbers.

(d) Subject

    Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 8520, Reciprocating 
Engine Power Section.

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by reports of considerable wear on the 
timing chain on these engines. We are issuing this AD to prevent 
failure of the engine timing chain. The unsafe condition, if not 
addressed, could result in failure of the engine timing chain, loss 
of engine thrust control, and reduced control of the airplane.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Required Actions

    (1) Determine whether the engine is a Group 1 or Group 2 engine 
as follows.
    (i) A Group 1 engine is an engine equipped with a timing chain 
that was installed on an engine that experienced a windmill restart, 
or an engine in which it cannot be determined if the engine 
experienced any windmilling restarts.
    (ii) A Group 2 engine is an engine that is equipped with a 
timing chain that has not experienced any windmilling restarts.
    (2) For Group 1 engines: Before the affected timing chain 
exceeds 945 engine flight hours (EFHs) since installation on an 
engine, or within 110 EFHs after the effective date of this AD, 
whichever occurs later, replace the timing chain in accordance with 
the instructions in Technical Details, paragraph 2, in Austro Engine 
Mandatory Service Bulletin (MSB) No. MSB-E4-017/2, Revision 2, dated 
December 2, 2016.
    (3) For Group 1 and Group 2 engines: After the effective date of 
this AD, following each windmill restart of an engine, before the 
timing chain of that engine exceeds 945 EFHs since first 
installation on an engine, or within 110 EFHs after that windmilling 
restart, whichever occurs later, replace the timing chain in 
accordance with the instructions in Technical Details, paragraph 2, 
in Austro Engine MSB No. MSB-E4-017/2, Revision 2, dated December 2, 
2016.
    (4) For Group 1 and Group 2 engines: Within 30 days after the 
effective date of this AD, amend the applicable airplane flight 
manual under emergency procedures by adding the information in 
figure 1 to paragraph (g)(4) of this AD to limit the use of a 
windmilling restart to only an emergency procedure.

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    (5) For affected Austro Engine GmbH model E4 engines installed 
on Diamond Aircraft Industries (DAI) model DA 42 NG and DA 42 M-NG 
airplanes and for Austro Engine GbmH model E4P engines installed on 
DAI model DA 62 airplanes, using Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) 
Temporary Revision (TR) TR-M[Auml]M-42-973, and AFM TR TR-M[Auml]M-
62-240, both dated August 12, 2016, respectively, to update the 
applicable AFM is an acceptable method to comply with paragraph 
(g)(4) of this AD.

(h) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (1) The manager, ECO 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 
ECO Branch, send it to the attention of the person identified in 
paragraph (i)(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 or certificate holding 
district office.

(i) Related Information

    (1) For more information about this AD, contact Barbara 
Caufield, Aerospace Engineer, ECO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, 
Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781-238-7146; fax: 781-238-7199; email: 
[email protected].
    (2) Refer to EASA AD 2017-0103, dated June 14, 2017, for more 
information. You may examine the EASA AD in the AD docket on the 
internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating 
it in Docket No. FAA-2017-1138.

(j) 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) Austro Engine Mandatory Service Bulletin No. MSB-E4-017/2, 
Revision 2, dated December 2, 2016.
    (ii) Diamond Aircraft Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) Temporary 
Revision (TR) TR-M[Auml]M-42-973, dated August 12, 2016.
    (iii) Diamond Aircraft AFM TR TR-M[Auml]M-62-240, dated August 
12, 2016.
    (3) For Austro Engine GmbH service information identified in 
this AD, contact Austro Engine GmbH, Rudolf-Diesel-Strasse 11, A-
2700 Weiner Neustadt, Austria; phone +43 2622 23000; fax: +43 2622 
23000-2711; internet: www.austroengine.at. For Diamond Aircraft 
Industries service information in this AD, contact Diamond Aircraft 
Industries, N. A., Otto-Stra[szlig]e 5, A-2700 Wiener Neustadt, 
phone: +43 2622 26700, Fax: +43 2622 26780; internet: 
www.diamondaircraft.com.
    (4) You may view this service information at FAA, Engine and 
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.


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    Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on October 19, 2018.
Karen M. Grant,
Acting Manager, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, Aircraft 
Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-23186 Filed 10-24-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P