Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines, 46896-46898 [2019-19169]

Download as PDF 46896 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 173 Friday, September 6, 2019 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2019–0592; Product Identifier 2019–NE–19–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all General Electric Company (GE) CF6– 80C2A5F, –80C2B1F, –80C2B2F, –80C2B4F, –80C2B5F, –80C2B6F, –80C2B6FA, –80C2B7F, –80C2B8F, –80C2D1F, –80C2K1F, –80C2L1F, –80E1A2, –80E1A3, –80E1A4, and –80E1A4/B model turbofan engines with a certain hydromechanical unit (HMU) installed. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of fuel coking of the HMU fuel metering valve (FMV) electro-hydraulic servo valves (EHSV) resulting in tailpipe fire. This proposed AD would require removal of the HMU and replacement with a part eligible for installation. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: The FAA must receive comments on this proposed AD by October 21, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:25 Sep 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this NPRM, contact General Electric Company, GE Aviation, Room 285, 1 Neumann Way, Cincinnati, OH 45215; phone: 513–552–3272; email: aviation.fleetsupport@ge.com. You may view this referenced 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. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2019– 0592; 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 NPRM, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for Docket Operations is listed above. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Smith, Aerospace Engineer, ECO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238–7735; fax: 781–238–7199; email: matthew.c.smith@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited The FAA invites you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposal. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2019–0592; Product Identifier 2019–NE–19–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. The FAA specifically invites comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this NPRM. The FAA will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this NPRM because of those comments. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 The FAA will post all comments received, without change, to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. The FAA will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact received about this NPRM. Discussion The FAA received a report from GE of a tailpipe fire accompanied by engine rumble after airplane pushback and engine start. After further analysis, GE identified a buildup of fuel coking or fuel deposits in the HMU FMV EHSV components. This buildup can cause the EHSV shuttle valve to respond sluggishly or stick in a certain position. This condition, if not addressed, could result in failure of the HMU, engine fire, and damage to the airplane. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 The FAA reviewed GE Service Bulletin (SB) CF6–80C2 SB 73–0436 R02, dated August 15, 2019, and GE SB CF6–80E1 SB 73–0142 R02, dated August 15, 2019. The SBs provide instructions, differentiated by the turbofan engine model, for repetitive overhauls of the HMU FMV EHSVs. 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 The FAA is proposing this AD because it evaluated all the relevant information and determined the unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or develop in other products of the same type design. Proposed AD Requirements This proposed AD would require removal of the HMU and replacement with a part eligible for installation. Costs of Compliance The FAA estimates that this proposed AD affects 573 engines installed on airplanes of U.S. registry. The FAA estimates the following costs to comply with this proposed AD: E:\FR\FM\06SEP1.SGM 06SEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 173 / Friday, September 6, 2019 / Proposed Rules 46897 ESTIMATED COSTS Action Labor cost Removal and replacement of HMU ................ Overhaul HMU FMV EHSV ............................ 5 work-hours × $85 per hour = $425 ............. 5 work-hours × $85 per hour = $425 ............. 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. The FAA is 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. jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS Regulatory Findings The FAA 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) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and (3) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:25 Sep 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 Parts cost 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 adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ General Electric Company: Docket No. FAA– 2019–0592; Product Identifier 2019–NE– 19–AD. (a) Comments Due Date The FAA must receive comments by October 21, 2019. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to all General Electric Company (GE) CF6–80C2A5F, –80C2B1F, –80C2B2F, –80C2B4F, –80C2B5F, –80C2B6F, –80C2B6FA, –80C2B7F, –80C2B8F, –80C2D1F, –80C2K1F, –80C2L1F, –80E1A2, –80E1A3, –80E1A4, and –80E1A4/B model turbofan engines with a certain hydromechanical unit (HMU) part number (P/N) listed in paragraph 1.A., Table 1, of GE Service Bulletin (SB) CF6–80C2 SB 73–0436 R02, dated August 15, 2019; or paragraph 1.A., Table 1, of GE SB CF6–80E1 SB 73– 0142 R02, dated August 15, 2019; installed. (d) Subject Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 7300, Engine Fuel and Control. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by a report of fuel coking of the HMU fuel metering valve (FMV) electro-hydraulic servo valve (EHSV) resulting in tailpipe fire. The FAA is issuing this AD to prevent fuel coking or fuel deposits in the HMU FMV EHSV. The unsafe condition, if not addressed, could result in failure of the HMU, engine fire, and damage to the airplane. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 $0 4,000 Cost per product $425 4,425 Cost on U.S. operators $243,525 2,535,525 (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Required Actions (1) Remove the HMU and replace with a part eligible for installation before reaching 40,000 flight hours (FHs) since new or since the last overhaul, or within 180 days after the effective date of this AD, whichever is later. If the FHs since new or last overhaul are unknown and unable to be determined, replace the HMU with a part eligible for installation within 180 days after the effective date of this AD. (2) Thereafter, remove the HMU before reaching 40,000 FHs since new or since the last overhaul and replace with a part eligible for installation. (h) Definition (1) For the purpose of this AD, a ‘‘part eligible for installation’’ is an HMU that has fewer than 40,000 FHs since new or fewer than 40,000 FHs since overhaul. (2) For the purpose of this AD, an overhaul of the HMU is an overhaul of the HMU FMV EHSV in accordance with Accomplishment Instructions, paragraph 3.C.(3), of GE SB CF6–80C2 SB 73–0436 R02, dated August 15, 2019; paragraph 3.C.(3), of GE SB CF6–80E1 SB 73–0142 R02, dated August 15, 2019; or overhauled by other FAA approved methods. (i) 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 certification office, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (j)(1) of this AD. You may email your request to: ANE-AD-AMOC@ faa.gov. (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. (j) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Matthew Smith, Aerospace Engineer, ECO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238– 7735; fax: 781–238–7199; email: matthew.c.smith@faa.gov. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact General Electric Company, GE Aviation, Room 285, 1 Neumann Way, Cincinnati, OH 45215; phone: 513–552–3272; email: aviation.fleetsupport@ge.com. You E:\FR\FM\06SEP1.SGM 06SEP1 46898 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 173 / Friday, September 6, 2019 / Proposed Rules may view this referenced 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. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on August 30, 2019. Karen M. Grant, Acting Manager, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2019–19169 Filed 9–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2019–0671; Product Identifier 2019–NM–080–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787–8 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of fatigue cracking in the lug root radius of a main landing gear (MLG) aft hanger link lug fitting. This proposed AD would require surface high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections of the left and right side MLG aft hanger link lug fitting for cracking, and applicable on-condition actions. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: The FAA must receive comments on this proposed AD by October 21, 2019. SUMMARY: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://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: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:25 Sep 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 For service information identified in this NPRM, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Contractual & Data Services (C&DS), 2600 Westminster Blvd., MC 110–SK57, Seal Beach, CA 90740–5600; telephone 562–797–1717; internet https:// www.myboeingfleet.com. You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206–231– 3195. It is also available on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2019–0671. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2019– 0671; 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 NPRM, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for Docket Operations is listed above. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Rutar, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Section, FAA, Seattle ACO Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; phone and fax: 206–231–3529; email: greg.rutar@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited The FAA invites you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposal. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2019–0671; Product Identifier 2019–NM–080–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. The FAA specifically invites comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this NPRM. The FAA will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this NPRM because of those comments. The FAA will post all comments received, without change, to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. The FAA will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact received about this proposed AD. Discussion The FAA has received a report indicating that fatigue cracking was PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 found in the lug root radius of the left side MLG aft hanger link lug fitting during full scale fatigue testing. The cracking was found at 144,445 flight cycles and had a maximum length of 1.70 inches at the end of the test (165,000 flight cycles). Analysis completed during the investigation of the cracking indicates that similar cracks could develop on in-service aircraft. This condition, if not addressed, could result in undetected fatigue cracks that can grow and weaken the primary structure such that it cannot sustain limit load, which could adversely affect the structural integrity of the airplane. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 The FAA reviewed Boeing Alert Requirements Bulletin B787–81205– SB530070–00 RB, Issue 001, dated August 31, 2018. The service information describes procedures for repetitive HFEC inspections of the left and right side aft hanger link lug fitting at the lug root radius for cracking and applicable on-condition actions. Oncondition actions include repair. 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 The FAA is proposing this AD because the agency evaluated all the relevant information and determined the unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or develop in other products of the same type design. Proposed AD Requirements This proposed AD would require accomplishment of the actions identified in Boeing Alert Requirements Bulletin B787–81205–SB530070–00 RB, Issue 001, dated August 31, 2018, described previously, except for any differences identified as exceptions in the regulatory text of this proposed AD. For information on the procedures and compliance times, see this service information at https:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2019– 0671. Costs of Compliance The FAA estimates that this proposed AD affects 7 airplanes of U.S. registry. The FAA estimates the following costs to comply with this proposed AD: E:\FR\FM\06SEP1.SGM 06SEP1

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Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 173 / Friday, September 6, 2019 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2019-0592; Product Identifier 2019-NE-19-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan 
Engines

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) 
for all General Electric Company (GE) CF6-80C2A5F, -80C2B1F, -80C2B2F, 
-80C2B4F, -80C2B5F, -80C2B6F, -80C2B6FA, -80C2B7F, -80C2B8F, -80C2D1F, 
-80C2K1F, -80C2L1F, -80E1A2, -80E1A3, -80E1A4, and -80E1A4/B model 
turbofan engines with a certain hydromechanical unit (HMU) installed. 
This proposed AD was prompted by a report of fuel coking of the HMU 
fuel metering valve (FMV) electro-hydraulic servo valves (EHSV) 
resulting in tailpipe fire. This proposed AD would require removal of 
the HMU and replacement with a part eligible for installation. The FAA 
is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: The FAA must receive comments on this proposed AD by October 21, 
2019.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 
11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://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: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    For service information identified in this NPRM, contact General 
Electric Company, GE Aviation, Room 285, 1 Neumann Way, Cincinnati, OH 
45215; phone: 513-552-3272; email: [email protected]. You 
may view this referenced 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.

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2019-
0592; 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 NPRM, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other 
information. The street address for Docket Operations is listed above. 
Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Smith, Aerospace Engineer, ECO 
Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781-
238-7735; fax: 781-238-7199; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Comments Invited

    The FAA invites you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this proposal. Send your comments to an address listed 
under the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2019-0592; 
Product Identifier 2019-NE-19-AD'' at the beginning of your comments. 
The FAA specifically invites comments on the overall regulatory, 
economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this NPRM. The FAA will 
consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this 
NPRM because of those comments.
    The FAA will post all comments received, without change, to https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. 
The FAA will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal 
contact received about this NPRM.

Discussion

    The FAA received a report from GE of a tailpipe fire accompanied by 
engine rumble after airplane pushback and engine start. After further 
analysis, GE identified a buildup of fuel coking or fuel deposits in 
the HMU FMV EHSV components. This buildup can cause the EHSV shuttle 
valve to respond sluggishly or stick in a certain position. This 
condition, if not addressed, could result in failure of the HMU, engine 
fire, and damage to the airplane.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    The FAA reviewed GE Service Bulletin (SB) CF6-80C2 SB 73-0436 R02, 
dated August 15, 2019, and GE SB CF6-80E1 SB 73-0142 R02, dated August 
15, 2019. The SBs provide instructions, differentiated by the turbofan 
engine model, for repetitive overhauls of the HMU FMV EHSVs. 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

    The FAA is proposing this AD because it evaluated all the relevant 
information and determined the unsafe condition described previously is 
likely to exist or develop in other products of the same type design.

Proposed AD Requirements

    This proposed AD would require removal of the HMU and replacement 
with a part eligible for installation.

Costs of Compliance

    The FAA estimates that this proposed AD affects 573 engines 
installed on airplanes of U.S. registry.
    The FAA estimates the following costs to comply with this proposed 
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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Removal and replacement of HMU........  5 work-hours x $85 per                $0            $425        $243,525
                                         hour = $425.
Overhaul HMU FMV EHSV.................  5 work-hours x $85 per             4,000           4,425       2,535,525
                                         hour = $425.
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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.
    The FAA is 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

    The FAA 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) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and
    (3) 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

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]

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2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness 
directive (AD):

General Electric Company: Docket No. FAA-2019-0592; Product 
Identifier 2019-NE-19-AD.

(a) Comments Due Date

    The FAA must receive comments by October 21, 2019.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to all General Electric Company (GE) CF6-
80C2A5F, -80C2B1F, -80C2B2F, -80C2B4F, -80C2B5F, -80C2B6F, -
80C2B6FA, -80C2B7F, -80C2B8F, -80C2D1F, -80C2K1F, -80C2L1F, -80E1A2, 
-80E1A3, -80E1A4, and -80E1A4/B model turbofan engines with a 
certain hydromechanical unit (HMU) part number (P/N) listed in 
paragraph 1.A., Table 1, of GE Service Bulletin (SB) CF6-80C2 SB 73-
0436 R02, dated August 15, 2019; or paragraph 1.A., Table 1, of GE 
SB CF6-80E1 SB 73-0142 R02, dated August 15, 2019; installed.

(d) Subject

    Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 7300, Engine Fuel 
and Control.

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by a report of fuel coking of the HMU fuel 
metering valve (FMV) electro-hydraulic servo valve (EHSV) resulting 
in tailpipe fire. The FAA is issuing this AD to prevent fuel coking 
or fuel deposits in the HMU FMV EHSV. The unsafe condition, if not 
addressed, could result in failure of the HMU, engine fire, and 
damage to the airplane.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Required Actions

    (1) Remove the HMU and replace with a part eligible for 
installation before reaching 40,000 flight hours (FHs) since new or 
since the last overhaul, or within 180 days after the effective date 
of this AD, whichever is later. If the FHs since new or last 
overhaul are unknown and unable to be determined, replace the HMU 
with a part eligible for installation within 180 days after the 
effective date of this AD.
    (2) Thereafter, remove the HMU before reaching 40,000 FHs since 
new or since the last overhaul and replace with a part eligible for 
installation.

(h) Definition

    (1) For the purpose of this AD, a ``part eligible for 
installation'' is an HMU that has fewer than 40,000 FHs since new or 
fewer than 40,000 FHs since overhaul.
    (2) For the purpose of this AD, an overhaul of the HMU is an 
overhaul of the HMU FMV EHSV in accordance with Accomplishment 
Instructions, paragraph 3.C.(3), of GE SB CF6-80C2 SB 73-0436 R02, 
dated August 15, 2019; paragraph 3.C.(3), of GE SB CF6-80E1 SB 73-
0142 R02, dated August 15, 2019; or overhauled by other FAA approved 
methods.

(i) 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 
certification office, send it to the attention of the person 
identified in paragraph (j)(1) of this AD. You may email your 
request to: [email protected].
    (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate 
principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager 
of the local flight standards district office/certificate holding 
district office.

(j) Related Information

    (1) For more information about this AD, contact Matthew Smith, 
Aerospace Engineer, ECO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, 
Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781-238-7735; fax: 781-238-7199; email: 
[email protected].
    (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
General Electric Company, GE Aviation, Room 285, 1 Neumann Way, 
Cincinnati, OH 45215; phone: 513-552-3272; email: 
[email protected]. You

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may view this referenced 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.

    Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on August 30, 2019.
Karen M. Grant,
Acting Manager, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, Aircraft 
Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-19169 Filed 9-5-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P