Airworthiness Directives; Hoffmann GmbH & Co. KG Propellers, 60764-60766 [2018-25780]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 27, 2018 / Rules and Regulations (i) Parts Installation Prohibition No person may install an affected part on any airplane, as of the time specified in paragraph (i)(1) or (i)(2) of this AD, as applicable. (1) For Group 1 airplanes: After modification of the airplane as required by paragraph (h) of this AD. (2) For Group 2 airplanes: From the effective date of this AD. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES (j) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, International Section, Transport Standards 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 International Section, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (k)(2) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-116-AMOCREQUESTS@faa.gov. 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. (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA; or the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA); or Fokker Services B.V.’s EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA). If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized signature. (k) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) EASA AD 2018–0076, dated April 6, 2018, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2018–0707. (2) For more information about this AD, contact Tom Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone and fax 206– 231–3226. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Nov 26, 2018 Jkt 247001 (l) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless this AD specifies otherwise. (i) Fokker Service Bulletin SBF28–32–166, dated February 21, 2018. (ii) Fokker Service Bulletin SBF100–32– 170, dated February 21, 2018. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Fokker Services B.V., Technical Services Dept., P.O. Box 1357, 2130 EL Hoofddorp, the Netherlands; telephone +31 (0)88–6280–350; fax +31 (0)88–6280–111; email technicalservices@ fokker.com; internet http:// www.myfokkerfleet.com. (4) You may view this 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. (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 Des Moines, Washington, on November 15, 2018. Dionne Palermo, Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2018–25662 Filed 11–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0975; Product Identifier 2018–NE–06–AD; Amendment 39– 19492; AD 2018–20–03 R1] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Hoffmann GmbH & Co. KG Propellers Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: We are revising airworthiness directive (AD) 2018–20–03 for certain Hoffmann GmbH & Co. KG (Hoffmann) model HO–V 62 propellers. AD 2018– 20–03 required removal of the affected propeller blades and installation of modified propeller blades marked with a change letter ‘‘A’’ or ‘‘B’’ suffix. This AD requires the removal and replacement of the affected propeller blades and installation of modified propeller blades marked with a change letter ‘‘A’’ or ‘‘B’’ suffix. This AD was prompted by a determination that the applicability and installation prohibition paragraphs of AD 2018–20– 03 were incorrect. We inadvertently included all Hoffmann model HO–V 62 propeller blades that did not have a change letter ‘‘A’’ or ‘‘B’’ suffix added to the serial number (S/N) and marked on the blade in the applicability and installation prohibition paragraphs of AD 2018–20–03. Only Hoffmann model HO–V 62 propellers with certain S/Ns without a change letter ‘‘A’’ or ‘‘B’’ suffix are affected. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective December 12, 2018. We must receive any comments on this AD by January 11, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27NOR1.SGM 27NOR1 ER27NO18.011</GPH> 60764 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 27, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 11.43 and 11.45, 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 AD, contact Hoffmann Propeller GmbH & Co. KG, Sales and Service, Ku¨pferlingstrasse 9, 83022 Rosenheim, Germany; phone: +49 (0) 8031 1878 0; fax: +49 (0) 8031 1878 78; email: info@ hoffmann-prop.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–2018–0975. 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– 0975; 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 street address for Docket Operations (phone: 800–647– 5527) is listed above. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maureen Maisttison, Aerospace Engineer, Boston ACO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Ave, Burlington, MA, 01803; phone: 781–238–7076; fax: 781– 238–7898; email: maureen.maisttison@ faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Nov 26, 2018 Jkt 247001 Discussion We issued AD 2018–20–03, Amendment 39–19437 (83 FR 50821, October 10, 2018), (‘‘AD 2018–20–03’’), for Hoffmann model HO–V 62 propellers. AD 2018–20–03 required removal of the affected propeller blades and installation of modified propeller blades marked with a change letter ‘‘A’’ or ‘‘B’’ suffix. AD 2018–20–03 resulted from the failure of the propeller blade lag screws. We issued AD 2018–20–03 to prevent failure of the propeller. Actions Since AD 2018–20–03 Was Issued Since we issued AD 2018–20–03, we determined that we inadvertently included all Hoffmann S/N model HO– V 62 propeller blades without a change letter ‘‘A’’ or ‘‘B’’ suffix in the applicability and installation prohibition paragraphs of this AD. This AD corrects the applicability and installation prohibition paragraphs to affect only Hoffmann model HO–V 62 propeller blades with S/N 1 to 6049, inclusive. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. Related Service Information We reviewed Hoffmann Propeller GmbH & Co. KG Service Bulletin (SB) E34 Rev. B, dated September 18, 2017. The SB describes the instructions for the removal and installation of the propeller blades. 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. FAA’s Determination This product has been approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant to our bilateral agreement with the European Community, EASA has notified us of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service information referenced above. We are issuing this AD because we evaluated all the relevant information provided by EASA and determined the unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or develop in other products of the same type design. AD Requirements This AD requires removal of the affected propeller blades and PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 60765 installation of modified propeller blades marked with a change letter ‘‘A’’ or ‘‘B’’ suffix. FAA’s Justification and Determination of the Effective Date We are revising AD 2018–20–03 to correct the applicability and installation prohibition paragraphs, which were overly inclusive. We also reduced the compliance time in this AD to align more closely with the effective compliance time in AD 2018–20–03. We previously provided notice and an opportunity to comment on the substance of this rulemaking and received no comments. Therefore, we find that notice and opportunity for prior public comment are unnecessary and that good cause exists for making this amendment effective in less than 30 days. Comments Invited This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight safety, and we did not provide you with notice and an opportunity to provide your comments before it becomes effective. However, we invite you to send any written data, views, or arguments about this final rule. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include the docket number FAA–2018–0975 and product identifier 2018–NE–06–AD at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this final rule. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this final rule because of those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we receive about this final rule. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD affects 50 propellers installed on airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate that 25 propellers will need to be replaced between overhaul and 25 propellers will need to be replaced at overhaul to comply with this AD: E:\FR\FM\27NOR1.SGM 27NOR1 60766 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 27, 2018 / Rules and Regulations ESTIMATED COSTS Action Labor cost Replace blades between overhaul ................. Replace blades at overhaul ............................ 3 work-hours × $85 per hour = $255 ............. 0 work-hours × $85 per hour = $0 ................. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD 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 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Nov 26, 2018 Jkt 247001 Parts cost 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 part 39 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (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 airworthiness directive (AD) 2018–20–03, Amendment 39–19437 (83 FR 50821, October 10, 2018), and adding the following new AD: ■ 2018–20–03 R1 Hoffmann GmbH & Co. KG: Amendment 39–19492; Docket No. FAA–2018–0975; Product Identifier 2018–NE–06–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective December 12, 2018. (b) Affected ADs This AD replaces AD 2018–20–03, Amendment 39–19437 (83 FR 50821, October 10, 2018). (c) Applicability This AD applies to Hoffmann GmbH & Co. KG (Hoffmann) model HO–V 62 propellers with a propeller blade serial number (S/N) 1 to 6049, inclusive. Hoffmann model HO–V 62 propeller blades marked with the change letter ‘‘A’’ or ‘‘B’’ suffix to the S/N are not affected by this AD. (d) Subject Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 6110, Propeller Assembly. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by the failure of the propeller blade lag screws. We are issuing the AD to prevent failure of the propeller. The unsafe condition, if not addressed, could result in the release of the propeller blade, damage to the aircraft, and injury and/or loss of life. PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 Cost per product $3,150 3,150 $3,405 3,150 Cost on U.S. operators $85,125 78,750 (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Required Actions Within 15 days after the effective date of this AD, remove the affected propeller blades and install modified Hoffmann propeller blades marked with a change letter ‘‘A’’ or ‘‘B’’ suffix to the S/N marked on the blade. (h) Installation Prohibition After the effective date of this AD, do not install a Hoffmann model HO–V 62 propeller with a propeller blade S/N 1 to 6049 if it is not marked with a change letter ‘‘A’’ or ‘‘B’’ suffix to the S/N marked on the blade. (i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Boston ACO Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the certification office, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (j)(1) 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. (j) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Maureen Maisttison, Aerospace Engineer, Boston ACO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Ave., Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238–7076; fax: 781–238–7898; email: maureen.maisttison@faa.gov. (2) Refer to European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2017–0220, dated November 10, 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–2018–0975. (k) Material Incorporated by Reference None. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on November 19, 2018. Robert J. Ganley, Manager, Engine & Propeller Standards Branch, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2018–25780 Filed 11–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P E:\FR\FM\27NOR1.SGM 27NOR1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 228 (Tuesday, November 27, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 60764-60766]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-25780]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2018-0975; Product Identifier 2018-NE-06-AD; Amendment 
39-19492; AD 2018-20-03 R1]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Hoffmann GmbH & Co. KG Propellers

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We are revising airworthiness directive (AD) 2018-20-03 for 
certain Hoffmann GmbH & Co. KG (Hoffmann) model HO-V 62 propellers. AD 
2018-20-03 required removal of the affected propeller blades and 
installation of modified propeller blades marked with a change letter 
``A'' or ``B'' suffix. This AD requires the removal and replacement of 
the affected propeller blades and installation of modified propeller 
blades marked with a change letter ``A'' or ``B'' suffix. This AD was 
prompted by a determination that the applicability and installation 
prohibition paragraphs of AD 2018-20-03 were incorrect. We 
inadvertently included all Hoffmann model HO-V 62 propeller blades that 
did not have a change letter ``A'' or ``B'' suffix added to the serial 
number (S/N) and marked on the blade in the applicability and 
installation prohibition paragraphs of AD 2018-20-03. Only Hoffmann 
model HO-V 62 propellers with certain S/Ns without a change letter 
``A'' or ``B'' suffix are affected. We are issuing this AD to address 
the unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: This AD is effective December 12, 2018.
    We must receive any comments on this AD by January 11, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR

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11.43 and 11.45, 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 AD, contact Hoffmann 
Propeller GmbH & Co. KG, Sales and Service, K[uuml]pferlingstrasse 9, 
83022 Rosenheim, Germany; phone: +49 (0) 8031 1878 0; fax: +49 (0) 8031 
1878 78; email: prop.com">[email protected]prop.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-2018-0975.

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-
0975; 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 street address for Docket Operations (phone: 800-647-5527) is 
listed above. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after 
receipt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maureen Maisttison, Aerospace 
Engineer, Boston ACO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Ave, Burlington, MA, 
01803; phone: 781-238-7076; fax: 781-238-7898; email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Discussion

    We issued AD 2018-20-03, Amendment 39-19437 (83 FR 50821, October 
10, 2018), (``AD 2018-20-03''), for Hoffmann model HO-V 62 propellers. 
AD 2018-20-03 required removal of the affected propeller blades and 
installation of modified propeller blades marked with a change letter 
``A'' or ``B'' suffix. AD 2018-20-03 resulted from the failure of the 
propeller blade lag screws. We issued AD 2018-20-03 to prevent failure 
of the propeller.

Actions Since AD 2018-20-03 Was Issued

    Since we issued AD 2018-20-03, we determined that we inadvertently 
included all Hoffmann S/N model HO-V 62 propeller blades without a 
change letter ``A'' or ``B'' suffix in the applicability and 
installation prohibition paragraphs of this AD. This AD corrects the 
applicability and installation prohibition paragraphs to affect only 
Hoffmann model HO-V 62 propeller blades with S/N 1 to 6049, inclusive. 
We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these 
products.

Related Service Information

    We reviewed Hoffmann Propeller GmbH & Co. KG Service Bulletin (SB) 
E34 Rev. B, dated September 18, 2017. The SB describes the instructions 
for the removal and installation of the propeller blades. 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.

FAA's Determination

    This product has been approved by the European Aviation Safety 
Agency (EASA), and is approved for operation in the United States. 
Pursuant to our bilateral agreement with the European Community, EASA 
has notified us of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and 
service information referenced above. We are issuing this AD because we 
evaluated all the relevant information provided by EASA and determined 
the unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or develop 
in other products of the same type design.

AD Requirements

    This AD requires removal of the affected propeller blades and 
installation of modified propeller blades marked with a change letter 
``A'' or ``B'' suffix.

FAA's Justification and Determination of the Effective Date

    We are revising AD 2018-20-03 to correct the applicability and 
installation prohibition paragraphs, which were overly inclusive. We 
also reduced the compliance time in this AD to align more closely with 
the effective compliance time in AD 2018-20-03. We previously provided 
notice and an opportunity to comment on the substance of this 
rulemaking and received no comments. Therefore, we find that notice and 
opportunity for prior public comment are unnecessary and that good 
cause exists for making this amendment effective in less than 30 days.

Comments Invited

    This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight 
safety, and we did not provide you with notice and an opportunity to 
provide your comments before it becomes effective. However, we invite 
you to send any written data, views, or arguments about this final 
rule. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES 
section. Include the docket number FAA-2018-0975 and product identifier 
2018-NE-06-AD at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite 
comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy 
aspects of this final rule. We will consider all comments received by 
the closing date and may amend this final rule because of those 
comments.
    We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We 
will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we 
receive about this final rule.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD affects 50 propellers installed on 
airplanes of U.S. registry.
    We estimate that 25 propellers will need to be replaced between 
overhaul and 25 propellers will need to be replaced at overhaul 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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Replace blades between overhaul.......  3 work-hours x $85 per            $3,150          $3,405         $85,125
                                         hour = $255.
Replace blades at overhaul............  0 work-hours x $85 per             3,150           3,150          78,750
                                         hour = $0.
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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 part 39 of the Federal Aviation 
Regulations (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) 
2018-20-03, Amendment 39-19437 (83 FR 50821, October 10, 2018), and 
adding the following new AD:

2018-20-03 R1 Hoffmann GmbH & Co. KG: Amendment 39-19492; Docket No. 
FAA-2018-0975; Product Identifier 2018-NE-06-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective December 12, 2018.

(b) Affected ADs

    This AD replaces AD 2018-20-03, Amendment 39-19437 (83 FR 50821, 
October 10, 2018).

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Hoffmann GmbH & Co. KG (Hoffmann) model HO-V 
62 propellers with a propeller blade serial number (S/N) 1 to 6049, 
inclusive. Hoffmann model HO-V 62 propeller blades marked with the 
change letter ``A'' or ``B'' suffix to the S/N are not affected by 
this AD.

(d) Subject

    Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 6110, Propeller 
Assembly.

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by the failure of the propeller blade lag 
screws. We are issuing the AD to prevent failure of the propeller. 
The unsafe condition, if not addressed, could result in the release 
of the propeller blade, damage to the aircraft, and injury and/or 
loss of life.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Required Actions

    Within 15 days after the effective date of this AD, remove the 
affected propeller blades and install modified Hoffmann propeller 
blades marked with a change letter ``A'' or ``B'' suffix to the S/N 
marked on the blade.

(h) Installation Prohibition

    After the effective date of this AD, do not install a Hoffmann 
model HO-V 62 propeller with a propeller blade S/N 1 to 6049 if it 
is not marked with a change letter ``A'' or ``B'' suffix to the S/N 
marked on the blade.

(i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

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

(j) Related Information

    (1) For more information about this AD, contact Maureen 
Maisttison, Aerospace Engineer, Boston ACO Branch, FAA, 1200 
District Ave., Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781-238-7076; fax: 781-
238-7898; email: [email protected].
    (2) Refer to European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2017-
0220, dated November 10, 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-2018-0975.

(k) Material Incorporated by Reference

    None.

    Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on November 19, 2018.
Robert J. Ganley,
Manager, Engine & Propeller Standards Branch, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-25780 Filed 11-26-18; 8:45 am]
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