Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (Type Certificate Previously Held by Rolls-Royce plc) Turbofan Engines, 20216-20218 [2020-07450]

Download as PDF 20216 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 70 / Friday, April 10, 2020 / Proposed Rules done to comply with this AD; any procedures or tests that are not identified as RC are recommended. Those procedures and tests that are not identified as RC may be deviated from using accepted methods in accordance with the operator’s maintenance or inspection program without obtaining approval of an AMOC, provided the procedures and tests identified as RC can be done and the airplane can be put back in an airworthy condition. Any substitutions or changes to procedures or tests identified as RC require approval of an AMOC. (j) Related Information (1) For information about EASA AD 2020– 0019, contact the EASA, Konrad-AdenauerUfer 3, 50668 Cologne, Germany; telephone +49 221 89990 6017; email ADs@ easa.europa.eu; internet www.easa.europa.eu. You may find this EASA AD on the EASA website at https:// ad.easa.europa.eu. You may view this material 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. This material may be found in the AD docket on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2020–0328. (2) For more information about this AD, contact Sanjay Ralhan, Aerospace Engineer, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone and fax 206– 231–3223; email sanjay.ralhan@faa.gov. Issued on April 3, 2020. Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2020–07461 Filed 4–9–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2020–0364; Project Identifier MCAI–2019–00119–E] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (Type Certificate Previously Held by RollsRoyce plc) Turbofan Engines Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with PROPOSALS AGENCY: The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd. & Co KG Trent 1000–A2, Trent 1000–AE2, Trent 1000–C2, Trent 1000–CE2, Trent 1000– D2, Trent 1000–E2, Trent 1000–G2, Trent 1000–H2, Trent 1000–J2, Trent 1000–K2, and Trent 1000–L2 model SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:33 Apr 09, 2020 Jkt 250001 turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by the manufacturer revising the engine Time Limits Manual (TLM) life limits of certain critical rotating parts and direct accumulation counting (DAC) data files. This proposed AD would require operators to revise the airworthiness limitation section (ALS) of their approved maintenance program by incorporating the revised tasks of the applicable TLM for each affected engine model. 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 May 26, 2020. 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 Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, Eschenweg 11, 15827 Blankenfelde-Mahlow, Germany; phone: +49 (0) 33 708 6 0; email: https://www.rolls-royce.com/ contact-us.aspx. 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. 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–2020– 0364; 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 mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI), 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: Stephen Elwin, Aerospace Engineer, ECO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238–7236; fax: 781–238–7199; email: stephen.l.elwin@faa.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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–2020–0364; Project Identifier MCAI–2019–00119–E’’ 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. Except for Confidential Business Information as described in the following paragraph, and other information as described in 14 CFR 11.35, 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. Confidential Business Information Confidential Business Information (CBI) is commercial or financial information that is both customarily and actually treated as private by its owner. Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. 552), CBI is exempt from public disclosure. If your comments responsive to this NPRM contain commercial or financial information that is customarily treated as private, that you actually treat as private, and that is relevant or responsive to this NPRM, it is important that you clearly designate the submitted comments as CBI. Please mark each page of your submission containing CBI as ‘‘PROPIN.’’ The FAA will treat such marked submissions as confidential under the FOIA, and they will not be placed in the public docket of this NPRM. Submissions containing CBI should be sent to Stephen Elwin, Aerospace Engineer, ECO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803. Any commentary that the FAA receives which is not specifically designated as CBI will be placed in the public docket for this rulemaking. Discussion The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Community, has issued EASA AD 2019–0058R1, dated April 2, 2019 (referred to after this as ‘‘the MCAI’’), to address the unsafe condition on these products. The MCAI states: E:\FR\FM\10APP1.SGM 10APP1 20217 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 70 / Friday, April 10, 2020 / Proposed Rules The airworthiness limitations and/or certification maintenance instructions for certain Trent 1000 engines (also known as ‘Package C’), which are approved by EASA, are defined and published in TLM T-Trent10RRC. These instructions have been identified as mandatory for continued airworthiness. Failure to accomplish these instructions could result in an unsafe condition. Rolls-Royce recently revised the TLM, updating declared lives of certain critical parts and updating Direct Accumulation Counting (DAC) Data Files. For the reason described above, this [EASA] AD requires accomplishment of the actions specified in the TLM. This [EASA] AD is revised to clarify that only tasks contained in two specific chapters of RollsRoyce TLM T-Trent-10RRC are required by this [EASA] AD. You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2020– 0364. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 The FAA reviewed Chapter 05–10 of Rolls-Royce (RR) Trent 1000–A2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC, RR Trent 1000– AE2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC, RR Trent 1000–C2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC, RR Trent 1000–CE2 RR TLM T-Trent10RRC, RR Trent 1000–D2 RR TLM TTrent-10RRC, RR Trent 1000–E2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC, RR Trent 1000–G2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC, RR Trent 1000–H2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC, RR Trent 1000–J2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC, RR Trent 1000–K2 RR TLM T-Trent10RRC, and RR Trent 1000–L2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC (referred to after this as ‘‘RR Trent 1000 RR TLM T-Trent10RRC, Chapter 05–10’’), all dated December 12, 2018 . RR Trent 1000 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC, Chapter 05–10, differentiated by engine model, identifies the reduced life limits of certain critical rotating parts and the latest DAC data files to include within the DAC life-usage calculator tool. The FAA also reviewed Chapter 05– 20 of RR Trent 1000–A2 RR TLM TTrent-10RRC, RR Trent 1000–AE2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC, RR Trent 1000–C2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC, RR Trent 1000–CE2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC, RR Trent 1000–D2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC, RR Trent 1000–E2 RR TLM T-Trent10RRC, RR Trent 1000–G2 RR TLM TTrent-10RRC, RR Trent 1000–H2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC, RR Trent 1000–J2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC, RR Trent 1000–K2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC, and RR Trent 1000–L2 RR TLM T-Trent10RRC (referred to after this as ‘‘RR Trent 1000 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC, Chapter 05–20’’), all dated March 1, 2018. RR Trent 1000 RR TLM T-Trent10RRC, Chapter 05–20, differentiated by engine model, identifies the critical rotating part inspection thresholds and intervals. 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 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. The FAA is proposing 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. Proposed AD Requirements This proposed AD would require operators to revise the ALS of their approved maintenance program by incorporating the revised tasks of the applicable TLM for each affected model turbofan engine. Costs of Compliance The FAA estimates that this proposed AD affects 20 engines installed on airplanes of U.S. registry. The FAA estimates the following costs to comply with this proposed AD: lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with PROPOSALS ESTIMATED COSTS Cost per product Labor cost Revise the TLM ................................ 1 work-hour × $85 per hour = $85 ............................... Authority for This Rulemaking develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Regulatory Findings List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 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 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:33 Apr 09, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4702 Parts cost Cost on U.S. operators Action Sfmt 4702 $0 $85 $1,700 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. E:\FR\FM\10APP1.SGM 10APP1 20218 § 39.13 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 70 / Friday, April 10, 2020 / Proposed Rules [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG: Docket No. FAA–2020–0364; Project Identifier MCAI–2019–00119–E. (a) Comments Due Date The FAA must receive comments by May 26, 2020. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd. & Co KG (Type Certificate previously held by Rolls-Royce plc) Trent 1000–A2, Trent 1000–AE2, Trent 1000–C2, Trent 1000–CE2, Trent 1000–D2, Trent 1000– E2, Trent 1000–G2, Trent 1000–H2, Trent 1000–J2, Trent 1000–K2, and Trent 1000–L2 model turbofan engines. (d) Subject Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 7200, Engine (Turbine/Turboprop). (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by the manufacturer revising the engine Time Limits Manual (TLM) life limits of certain critical rotating parts and direct accumulation counting (DAC) data files. The FAA is issuing this AD to prevent the failure of critical rotating parts. The unsafe condition, if not addressed, could result in failure of one or more engines, loss of thrust control, and loss of the airplane. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with PROPOSALS (g) Required Actions Within 60 days after the effective date of this AD, revise the airworthiness limitation section (ALS) of the approved maintenance program by incorporating: (1) Task 05–10–01–800–801, ‘‘Critical Part Mandatory Lives,’’ from Chapter 05–10 of the applicable Rolls-Royce (RR) Trent 1000 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC, dated December 12, 2018, and (2) Task 05–20–01–800–801, ‘‘Critical Parts Mandatory Inspections,’’ from Chapter 05–20 of the applicable RR Trent 1000 RR TLM TTrent-10RRC, dated March 1, 2018. (h) Definition (1) For the purpose of this AD, the ‘‘approved maintenance program’’ is defined as the basis for which the operator or the owner ensures the continuing airworthiness of each operated airplane. (2) For the purpose of this AD, the ‘‘applicable RR Trent 1000 RR TLM T-Trent10RRC’’ refers to, depending on the affected model, the following engine models TLMs: (i) RR Trent 1000–A2 RR TLM T-Trent10RRC; (ii) RR Trent 1000–AE2 RR TLM T-Trent10RRC; (iii) RR Trent 1000–C2 RR TLM T-Trent10RRC; VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:33 Apr 09, 2020 Jkt 250001 (iv) RR Trent 1000–CE2 RR TLM T-Trent10RRC; (v) RR Trent 1000–D2 RR TLM T-Trent10RRC; (vi) RR Trent 1000–E2 RR TLM T-Trent10RRC; (vii) RR Trent 1000–G2 RR TLM T-Trent10RRC; (viii) RR Trent 1000–H2 RR TLM T-Trent10RRC; (ix) RR Trent 1000–J2 RR TLM T-Trent10RRC; (x) RR Trent 1000–K2 RR TLM T-Trent10RRC; or (xi) RR Trent 1000–L2 RR TLM T-Trent10RRC. (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 ECO Branch, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (j)(1) of this AD. You may email your request to: ANE-D-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 Stephen Elwin, Aerospace Engineer, ECO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238– 7236; fax: 781–238–7199; email: stephen.l.elwin@faa.gov. (2) Refer to European Union Aviation Safety Agency AD 2019–0058R1, dated April 2, 2019, for more information. You may examine the EASA AD in the AD docket on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating it in Docket No. FAA–2020–0364. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, Eschenweg 11, 15827 BlankenfeldeMahlow, Germany; phone: +49 (0) 33 708 6 0; email: https://www.rolls-royce.com/ contact-us.aspx. You may view this referenced 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. Issued on April 3, 2020. Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2020–07450 Filed 4–9–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION 16 CFR Part 305 [3084–AB15] Energy Labeling Rule ACTION: The Federal Trade Commission (‘‘FTC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) proposes amending the Energy Labeling Rule (‘‘Rule’’) to require EnergyGuide labels for portable air conditioners and seeks comment on these proposed requirements, particularly the proposed effective date. The Commission also proposes conforming amendments to reflect upcoming Department of Energy (‘‘DOE’’) changes to efficiency descriptors for central air conditioners. In addition, the Commission seeks comment on the labeling requirements in our regulations. DATES: Comments must be received by June 9, 2020. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment online or on paper by following the instructions in the Request for Comment part of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Write ‘‘Portable Air Conditioners, Matter No. R611004’’ on your comment, and file your comment online through https:// www.regulations.gov by following the instructions on the web-based form. If you prefer to file your comment on paper, write ‘‘Portable Air Conditioners, Matter No. R611004’’ on your comment and on the envelope and mail your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite CC–5610 (Annex C), Washington, DC 20580, or deliver your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Constitution Center, 400 7th Street SW, 5th Floor, Suite 5610 (Annex C), Washington, DC 20024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hampton Newsome (202–326–2889), Attorney, Division of Enforcement, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, Room CC–9528, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20580. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background on the Energy Labeling Rule The Commission issued the Energy Labeling Rule (‘‘Rule’’) in 1979,1 pursuant to the Energy Policy and 1 44 Frm 00017 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Federal Trade Commission. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\10APP1.SGM FR 66466 (Nov. 19, 1979). 10APP1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 70 (Friday, April 10, 2020)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 20216-20218]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-07450]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2020-0364; Project Identifier MCAI-2019-00119-E]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG 
(Type Certificate Previously Held by Rolls-Royce plc) 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 Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd. & Co KG Trent 1000-A2, Trent 1000-
AE2, Trent 1000-C2, Trent 1000-CE2, Trent 1000-D2, Trent 1000-E2, Trent 
1000-G2, Trent 1000-H2, Trent 1000-J2, Trent 1000-K2, and Trent 1000-L2 
model turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by the 
manufacturer revising the engine Time Limits Manual (TLM) life limits 
of certain critical rotating parts and direct accumulation counting 
(DAC) data files. This proposed AD would require operators to revise 
the airworthiness limitation section (ALS) of their approved 
maintenance program by incorporating the revised tasks of the 
applicable TLM for each affected engine model. 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 May 26, 
2020.

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 Rolls-
Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, Eschenweg 11, 15827 Blankenfelde-Mahlow, 
Germany; phone: +49 (0) 33 708 6 0; email: https://www.rolls-royce.com/contact-us.aspx. 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.

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-2020-
0364; 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 mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI), 
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: Stephen Elwin, Aerospace Engineer, ECO 
Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781-
238-7236; 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-2020-0364; 
Project Identifier MCAI-2019-00119-E'' 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.
    Except for Confidential Business Information as described in the 
following paragraph, and other information as described in 14 CFR 
11.35, 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.

Confidential Business Information

    Confidential Business Information (CBI) is commercial or financial 
information that is both customarily and actually treated as private by 
its owner. Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. 552), 
CBI is exempt from public disclosure. If your comments responsive to 
this NPRM contain commercial or financial information that is 
customarily treated as private, that you actually treat as private, and 
that is relevant or responsive to this NPRM, it is important that you 
clearly designate the submitted comments as CBI. Please mark each page 
of your submission containing CBI as ``PROPIN.'' The FAA will treat 
such marked submissions as confidential under the FOIA, and they will 
not be placed in the public docket of this NPRM. Submissions containing 
CBI should be sent to Stephen Elwin, Aerospace Engineer, ECO Branch, 
FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803. Any commentary that 
the FAA receives which is not specifically designated as CBI will be 
placed in the public docket for this rulemaking.

Discussion

    The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the 
Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Community, has 
issued EASA AD 2019-0058R1, dated April 2, 2019 (referred to after this 
as ``the MCAI''), to address the unsafe condition on these products. 
The MCAI states:


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    The airworthiness limitations and/or certification maintenance 
instructions for certain Trent 1000 engines (also known as `Package 
C'), which are approved by EASA, are defined and published in TLM T-
Trent-10RRC. These instructions have been identified as mandatory 
for continued airworthiness.
    Failure to accomplish these instructions could result in an 
unsafe condition.
    Rolls-Royce recently revised the TLM, updating declared lives of 
certain critical parts and updating Direct Accumulation Counting 
(DAC) Data Files.
    For the reason described above, this [EASA] AD requires 
accomplishment of the actions specified in the TLM. This [EASA] AD 
is revised to clarify that only tasks contained in two specific 
chapters of Rolls-Royce TLM T-Trent-10RRC are required by this 
[EASA] AD.

    You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD 
docket on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for 
and locating Docket No. FAA-2020-0364.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    The FAA reviewed Chapter 05-10 of Rolls-Royce (RR) Trent 1000-A2 RR 
TLM T-Trent-10RRC, RR Trent 1000-AE2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC, RR Trent 
1000-C2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC, RR Trent 1000-CE2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC, 
RR Trent 1000-D2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC, RR Trent 1000-E2 RR TLM T-Trent-
10RRC, RR Trent 1000-G2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC, RR Trent 1000-H2 RR TLM 
T-Trent-10RRC, RR Trent 1000-J2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC, RR Trent 1000-K2 
RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC, and RR Trent 1000-L2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC 
(referred to after this as ``RR Trent 1000 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC, 
Chapter 05-10''), all dated December 12, 2018 . RR Trent 1000 RR TLM T-
Trent-10RRC, Chapter 05-10, differentiated by engine model, identifies 
the reduced life limits of certain critical rotating parts and the 
latest DAC data files to include within the DAC life-usage calculator 
tool.
    The FAA also reviewed Chapter 05-20 of RR Trent 1000-A2 RR TLM T-
Trent-10RRC, RR Trent 1000-AE2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC, RR Trent 1000-C2 
RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC, RR Trent 1000-CE2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC, RR Trent 
1000-D2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC, RR Trent 1000-E2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC, RR 
Trent 1000-G2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC, RR Trent 1000-H2 RR TLM T-Trent-
10RRC, RR Trent 1000-J2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC, RR Trent 1000-K2 RR TLM 
T-Trent-10RRC, and RR Trent 1000-L2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC (referred to 
after this as ``RR Trent 1000 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC, Chapter 05-20''), 
all dated March 1, 2018. RR Trent 1000 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC, Chapter 
05-20, differentiated by engine model, identifies the critical rotating 
part inspection thresholds and intervals.
    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 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. The FAA is proposing 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.

Proposed AD Requirements

    This proposed AD would require operators to revise the ALS of their 
approved maintenance program by incorporating the revised tasks of the 
applicable TLM for each affected model turbofan engine.

Costs of Compliance

    The FAA estimates that this proposed AD affects 20 engines 
installed on airplanes of U.S. registry.
    The FAA estimates the following costs to comply with this proposed 
AD:

                                                 Estimated Costs
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                                                                                     Cost per      Cost on U.S.
                Action                         Labor cost           Parts cost        product        operators
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Revise the TLM........................  1 work-hour x $85 per                 $0             $85          $1,700
                                         hour = $85.
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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.

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

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

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

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Sec.  39.13   [Amended]

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

Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG: Docket No. FAA-2020-0364; 
Project Identifier MCAI-2019-00119-E.

(a) Comments Due Date

    The FAA must receive comments by May 26, 2020.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd. & Co KG (Type 
Certificate previously held by Rolls-Royce plc) Trent 1000-A2, Trent 
1000-AE2, Trent 1000-C2, Trent 1000-CE2, Trent 1000-D2, Trent 1000-
E2, Trent 1000-G2, Trent 1000-H2, Trent 1000-J2, Trent 1000-K2, and 
Trent 1000-L2 model turbofan engines.

(d) Subject

    Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 7200, Engine 
(Turbine/Turboprop).

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by the manufacturer revising the engine 
Time Limits Manual (TLM) life limits of certain critical rotating 
parts and direct accumulation counting (DAC) data files. The FAA is 
issuing this AD to prevent the failure of critical rotating parts. 
The unsafe condition, if not addressed, could result in failure of 
one or more engines, loss of thrust control, and loss of the 
airplane.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Required Actions

    Within 60 days after the effective date of this AD, revise the 
airworthiness limitation section (ALS) of the approved maintenance 
program by incorporating:
    (1) Task 05-10-01-800-801, ``Critical Part Mandatory Lives,'' 
from Chapter 05-10 of the applicable Rolls-Royce (RR) Trent 1000 RR 
TLM T-Trent-10RRC, dated December 12, 2018, and
    (2) Task 05-20-01-800-801, ``Critical Parts Mandatory 
Inspections,'' from Chapter 05-20 of the applicable RR Trent 1000 RR 
TLM T-Trent-10RRC, dated March 1, 2018.

(h) Definition

    (1) For the purpose of this AD, the ``approved maintenance 
program'' is defined as the basis for which the operator or the 
owner ensures the continuing airworthiness of each operated 
airplane.
    (2) For the purpose of this AD, the ``applicable RR Trent 1000 
RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC'' refers to, depending on the affected model, 
the following engine models TLMs:
    (i) RR Trent 1000-A2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC;
    (ii) RR Trent 1000-AE2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC;
    (iii) RR Trent 1000-C2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC;
    (iv) RR Trent 1000-CE2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC;
    (v) RR Trent 1000-D2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC;
    (vi) RR Trent 1000-E2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC;
    (vii) RR Trent 1000-G2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC;
    (viii) RR Trent 1000-H2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC;
    (ix) RR Trent 1000-J2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC;
    (x) RR Trent 1000-K2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC; or
    (xi) RR Trent 1000-L2 RR TLM T-Trent-10RRC.

(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 
ECO Branch, 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 Stephen Elwin, 
Aerospace Engineer, ECO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, 
Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781-238-7236; fax: 781-238-7199; email: 
[email protected].
    (2) Refer to European Union Aviation Safety Agency AD 2019-
0058R1, dated April 2, 2019, for more information. You may examine 
the EASA AD in the AD docket on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating it in Docket No. 
FAA-2020-0364.
    (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, Eschenweg 11, 15827 
Blankenfelde-Mahlow, Germany; phone: +49 (0) 33 708 6 0; email: 
https://www.rolls-royce.com/contact-us.aspx. You may view this 
referenced 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.

    Issued on April 3, 2020.
Lance T. Gant,
Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-07450 Filed 4-9-20; 8:45 am]
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