Airworthiness Directives; Daher Aircraft Design, LLC (Type Certificate Previously Held by Quest Aircraft Design, LLC), Airplanes, 48102-48104 [2020-17273]

Download as PDF 48102 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 154 / Monday, August 10, 2020 / Rules and Regulations annual leave under 5 U.S.C. 6304(d)(1)(B) at the beginning of a leave year, the forfeited annual leave is deemed to have been scheduled in advance for the purpose of 5 U.S.C. 6304(d)(1)(B) and § 630.308. (d) With respect to annual leave forfeited under paragraph (c) of this section, the annual leave must be restored under 5 U.S.C. 6304(d)(1)(B) subject to the following time limits: (1) A full-time employee must schedule and use excess annual leave of 416 hours or less by the end of the leave year in progress 2 years after the date fixed by the agency head (or designee) under paragraph (f)(2) of this section as the termination date of the exigency of the public business. The agency must extend this period by 1 leave year for each additional 208 hours of excess annual leave or any portion thereof. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES Note 1 to paragraph (d)(1): For an employee on an uncommon tour of duty, the conversion rules in § 630.210(d) regarding the referenced number of hours for full-time employees (416 hours and 208 hours) must be applied. (2) A part-time employee must schedule and use excess annual leave in an amount equal to or less than 20 percent of the number of hours in the employee’s scheduled annual tour of duty by the end of the leave year in progress 2 years after the date fixed by the agency head (or designee) under paragraph (f)(2) of this section as the termination date of the exigency of the public business. The agency must extend this period by 1 leave year for each additional number of hours of excess annual leave, or any portion thereof, equal to 10 percent of the number of hours in the employee’s scheduled annual tour of duty. (e) The time limits established under paragraphs (d)(1) and (d)(2) of this section for using restored annual leave accounts shall not apply for the entire period during which an employee’s services are determined by the agency to be essential for the response to the national emergency. When coverage under paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section ends due to the termination date of the exigency of the public business fixed by the agency under paragraph (f)(2), a new time limit will be established under paragraph (d) of this section for all annual leave restored to an employee under 5 U.S.C. 6304(d). (f)(1) The agency head (or designee) must continually monitor the agency response to the national emergency and determine whether the services of individual employees or groups of employees continue to be essential for the response to the emergency such that VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:58 Aug 07, 2020 Jkt 250001 annual leave may not be scheduled according to the normal procedures described in § 630.308(a). (2) The agency head (or designee) must fix a date as the termination date of the exigency of the public business for each employee or group of employees as provided in this paragraph. The exigency of the public business as it affects an individual employee or group of employees must be terminated on the date one of the following events occurs, whichever is earliest: (i) When the President declares an end to the national emergency; (ii) When the Director of OPM deems the national emergency to no longer be an exigency of the public business for purposes of this authority; (iii) When the agency head (or designee), in his or her sole and exclusive discretion, determines that the services of an employee or group of employees are no longer essential to the response to the national emergency or that such employees are able to follow the normal leave scheduling procedures in § 630.308(a); (iv) On the day that is 12 months after the national emergency has been declared, an agency head (or designee), in his or her sole and exclusive discretion, may extend this deadline annually by an additional 12 months; under no circumstances may an agency grant more than two 12-month extensions under this paragraph in connection with any national emergency (however, § 630.309 may apply in the case of an extended exigency); or (v) When an employee whose services were determined to be essential during the national emergency moves to a position not involving services determined by the agency to be essential to the response to the national emergency. (3) The agency head (or designee) must inform both the affected employees and the agency payroll provider in writing of the termination date as determined in paragraph (f)(2) of this section. (g) When the agency head (or designee) fixes a termination date of the exigency of the public business under paragraph (f) of this section, each affected employee must make a reasonable effort to comply with the scheduling requirement in § 630.308(a). The head of the agency (or designee), in his or her sole and exclusive discretion, may exempt such an employee from the advance scheduling requirement in § 630.308(a) if coverage under paragraphs (a) and (b) of this section terminated during the leave year and if PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 the head of the agency (or designee) determines that the employee was unable to comply with the advance scheduling requirement because of circumstances beyond the employee’s control. § 630.311 ■ [Removed] 6. Remove § 630.311. [FR Doc. 2020–16823 Filed 8–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0180; Project Identifier 2017–CE–043–AD; Amendment 39–21146; AD 2020–13–01] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Daher Aircraft Design, LLC (Type Certificate Previously Held by Quest Aircraft Design, LLC), Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; correction. AGENCY: The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that published in the Federal Register. The AD applies to all Daher Aircraft Design, LLC (type certificate previously held by Quest Aircraft Design, LLC), Model KODIAK 100 airplanes. As published, the type certificate (TC) holder in the regulatory heading that identifies the AD is incorrect. This document corrects that error. In all other respects, the original document remains the same; however, for clarity, the FAA is publishing the entire rule in the Federal Register. DATES: This correction is effective August 17, 2020. The effective date of AD 2020–13–01 remains August 17, 2020. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of August 17, 2020 (85 FR 41906, July 13, 2020). ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, contact Kodiak Aircraft Company, Inc., 1200 Turbine Drive, Sandpoint, Idaho 83864; phone: (208) 263–1111 or 1 (866) 263– 1112; email: KodiakCare@daher.com; internet: http://Kodiak.aero/support. You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Airworthiness Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10AUR1.SGM 10AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 154 / Monday, August 10, 2020 / Rules and Regulations availability of this material at the FAA, call 816–329–4148. It is also available on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2018– 0180. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, any comments received, and other information. The address for Docket Operations is Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wade Sullivan, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Section, FAA, Seattle ACO Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; phone and fax: 206– 231–3530; email: Wade.Sullivan@ faa.gov. As published, AD 2020–13–01, Amendment 39–21146 (85 FR 41906, July 13, 2020), applies to all Daher Aircraft Design, LLC (type certificate previously held by Quest Aircraft Design, LLC), Model KODIAK 100 airplanes. AD 2020–13–01 requires a one-time inspection to determine if an affected nose landing gear (NLG) fork is installed, repetitive inspections of the affected NLG fork for cracks, repetitive inspections of the shimmy damper bracket for looseness and of the shimmy damper system for damaged components if an affected NLG fork is installed, and rework/replacement of parts as necessary. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES Need for the Correction As published, the TC holder in the regulatory heading that identifies the AD is incorrect. The heading incorrectly identified the TC holder as ‘‘Quest Aircraft Design, LLC.’’ The correct TC holder is Daher Aircraft Design, LLC (Type Certificate previously held by Quest Aircraft Design, LLC). Although no other part of the preamble or regulatory information has been corrected, for clarity, the FAA is publishing the entire rule in the Federal Register. The effective date of this AD remains August 17, 2020. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:58 Aug 07, 2020 Jkt 250001 Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES The FAA reviewed Quest Aircraft Field Service Instruction FSI–147, Revision 00, Release Date January 29, 2018, which provides instructions for inspection and, if necessary, replacement of the NLG fork. The FAA reviewed pages 32_110 and 32_111, section 3252, Shimmy Damper, Chapter 32, Landing Gear, of Quest Aircraft Company Kodiak 100 Maintenance Manual, Revision No. 21, dated February 15, 2017, which contains procedures for inspecting the shimmy damper system. The FAA also reviewed Quest Aircraft Field Service Instruction FSI–146, Revision 00, Release Date April 18, 2017, which provides instructions for modifying the shimmy damper attach bracket. 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. ■ Good Cause for Adoption Without Prior Notice Section 553(b)(3)(B) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 551 et seq.) authorizes agencies to dispense with notice and comment procedures for rules when the agency for ‘‘good cause’’ finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Section 553(d)(3) of the APA requires that agencies publish a rule not less than 30 days before its effective date, except as otherwise provided by the agency for good cause found and published with the rule. Since this action only corrects the TC holder in a regulatory heading, the FAA finds that notice and public comment under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) is unnecessary. For the same reason, the FAA finds that good cause exists under 5 U.S.C. 553(d) for making this rule effective in less than 30 days. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Adoption of the Correction Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the Federal Aviation Administration amends part 39 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 39) as follows: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 48103 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Corrected] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ 2020–13–01 Daher Aircraft Design, LLC (Type Certificate previously held by Quest Aircraft Design, LLC): Amendment 39–21146; Docket No. FAA–2018–0180; Project Identifier 2017–CE–043–AD. (a) Effective Date This airworthiness directive (AD) is effective August 17, 2020. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Daher Aircraft Design, LLC (type certificate previously held by Quest Aircraft Design, LLC), Model KODIAK 100 airplanes, all serial numbers, certificated in any category. (d) Subject Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC)/ Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 32, Landing Gear. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by reports from the manufacturer of fatigue cracks on the nose landing gear (NLG) fork. The FAA is issuing this AD to detect and prevent fatigue cracking of the NLG fork. The unsafe condition, if not corrected, could result in separation of the NLG fork with consequent reduced control on landing. If the NLG fork separates on an unimproved surface, the risk of the NLG digging in and the airplane overturning on the ground increases. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Inspection for Type of NLG Fork Within 25 hours time-in-service (TIS) after August 17, 2020 (the effective date of this AD), inspect the airplane to determine if an NLG fork part number (P/N) 100–410–7001 (type A) or an NLG fork P/N 100–410–7013 (type B) is installed. If you determine that an NLG fork P/N 100–410–7013 (type B) is installed during the inspection, no further action is required by this AD. If a review of the maintenance records can identify the P/ N NLG fork that is installed, you may use a maintenance records review in lieu of inspecting the airplane to determine if an NLG fork P/N 100–410–7001 (type A) or an NLG fork P/N 100–410–7013 (type B) is installed. (h) Inspection of the NLG Fork for Cracks (1) If you determine that an NLG fork P/ N 100–410–7001 (type A) is installed during E:\FR\FM\10AUR1.SGM 10AUR1 48104 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 154 / Monday, August 10, 2020 / Rules and Regulations the inspection required by paragraph (g) of this AD, within 25 hours TIS after August 17, 2020 (the effective date of this AD) and thereafter at intervals not to exceed 200 hours TIS, do a fluorescent penetrant, dye penetrant, or open-hole eddy current inspection of the NLG fork for cracks by following section 5. Instructions in Quest Aircraft Field Service Instruction FSI–147, Revision 00, Release Date January 29, 2018. (2) If you find any cracks of the NLG fork during any inspection required by paragraph (h)(1) of this AD, before further flight, replace the NLG fork with an NLG fork P/N 100–410– 7013 (type B). Replacement of the NLG fork with an NLG fork P/N 100–410–7013 (type B) terminates the repetitive inspections required by paragraphs (h)(1) and (i)(1) of this AD. (i) Inspection of the Shimmy Damper Bracket (1) If you have not replaced an NLG fork P/N 100–410–7001 (type A) per the initial inspection and replacement requirements in paragraph (h) of this AD, then within 25 hours TIS after August 17, 2020 (the effective date of this AD) and thereafter at intervals not to exceed 200 hours TIS (until the NLG fork is replaced with a P/N 100–410–7013 (type B) fork), inspect the shimmy damper bracket for looseness, and inspect the shimmy damper system for damaged (loose, leaking, corroded, or worn) components, by following pages 32_110 and 32_111, section 3252, Shimmy Damper, found in Chapter 32, Landing Gear, of Quest Aircraft Company Kodiak 100 Maintenance Manual, Revision No. 21, dated February 15, 2017. (2) If a loose shimmy damper bracket is found during any inspection required by paragraph (i)(1) of this AD, rework the shimmy damper bracket with interference-fit bolts by following Quest Aircraft Field Service Instruction FSI–146, Revision 00, Release Date April 18, 2017. Reworking the shimmy damper bracket with the interference-fit bolts terminates the repetitive inspections required by paragraph (i)(1) of this AD. (3) If any other damaged components are found in the shimmy damper system during any inspection required by paragraph (i)(1) of this AD, before further flight, replace the damaged components. (j) Optional Terminating Action In lieu of the NLG fork and shimmy damper bracket inspections required by paragraphs (h)(1) and (i)(1) of this AD, you may replace the NLG fork P/N 100–410–7001 (type A) with an NLG fork P/N 100–410–7013 (type B). This replacement terminates the inspection requirements of this AD, and no further actions are required. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES (k) Restriction of NLG Fork P/N 100–410– 7001 (Type A) Installation Once an NLG fork P/N 100–410–7013 (type B) is installed on an airplane, do not install an NLG fork P/N 100–410–7001 (type A). If an NLG fork P/N 100–410–7013 (type B) is removed from the airplane for any reason (for example, to install floats), you must reinstall an NLG fork P/N 100–410–7013 (type B) when operating with wheels. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:58 Aug 07, 2020 Jkt 250001 (l) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Seattle 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 (m) of this AD. Information may also be emailed to: 9ANM-Seattle-ACO-AMOC-Requests@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. (m) Related Information For more information about this AD, contact Wade Sullivan, Aerospace Engineer, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Section, FAA, Seattle ACO Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; phone and fax: 206– 231–3530; email: Wade.Sullivan@faa.gov. (n) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (3) The following service information was approved for IBR on August 17, 2020 (85 FR 41906, July 13, 2020). (i) Pages 32_110 and 32_111, section 3252, Shimmy Damper, Chapter 32, Landing Gear, of Quest Aircraft Company Kodiak 100 Maintenance Manual, Revision No. 21, dated February 15, 2017. (ii) Quest Aircraft Field Service Instruction FSI–146, Revision 00, Release Date April 18, 2017. Note 1 to paragraph (n)(2)(ii) of this AD: The Release Date is a pen-and-ink addition that appears only on the Revision Notice transmitted with FSI–146. (iii) Quest Aircraft Field Service Instruction FSI–147, Revision 00, Release Date January 29, 2018. Note 2 to paragraph (n)(2)(iii) of this AD: The Release Date is a pen-and-ink addition that appears only on the Revision Notice transmitted with FSI–147. (4) For service information identified in this AD, contact Kodiak Aircraft Company, Inc., 1200 Turbine Drive, Sandpoint, Idaho 83864; phone: (208) 263–1111 or 1 (866) 263– 1112; email: KodiakCare@daher.com; internet: http://Kodiak.aero/support. (5) You may view this service information at the FAA, Airworthiness Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 816–329–4148. (6) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 the availability of this material at NARA, email fedreg.legal@nara.gov, or go to https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibrlocations.html. Issued on August 3, 2020. Ross Landes, Deputy Director for Regulatory Operations, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2020–17273 Filed 8–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 31 CFR Part 1010 Financial Crimes Enforcement Network; Withdrawal of the Notice of Finding Involving Banco Delta Asia SARL (BDA) Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Treasury. ACTION: Withdrawal of finding. AGENCY: This document withdraws FinCEN’s finding that BDA is a financial institution of primary money laundering concern, which was issued pursuant to Section 311 of the USA PATRIOT Act (Section 311). Subsequent to the issuance of this withdrawal, FinCEN will reassess whether BDA is presently a financial institution of primary money laundering concern and additional rulemaking is warranted. Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, FinCEN is publishing a repeal of the related rulemaking, published March 19, 2007, imposing the fifth special measure against BDA. DATES: As of August 10, 2020, the Notice of Finding, published September 20, 2005, at 70 FR 55214, is withdrawn. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The FinCEN Resource Center at frc@ fincen.gov. SUMMARY: I. Statutory Background On October 26, 2001, the President signed into law the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001, Public Law 107–56 (USA PATRIOT Act). Title III of the USA PATRIOT Act amends the anti-money laundering provisions of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), codified at 12 U.S.C. 1829b, 12 U.S.C. 1951–1959, and 31 U.S.C. 5311– 5314, 5316–5332, to promote the prevention, detection, and prosecution of international money laundering and the financing of terrorism. Regulations implementing the BSA appear at 31 CFR chapter X. The authority of the E:\FR\FM\10AUR1.SGM 10AUR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2018-0180; Project Identifier 2017-CE-043-AD; Amendment 
39-21146; AD 2020-13-01]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Daher Aircraft Design, LLC (Type 
Certificate Previously Held by Quest Aircraft Design, LLC), Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that 
published in the Federal Register. The AD applies to all Daher Aircraft 
Design, LLC (type certificate previously held by Quest Aircraft Design, 
LLC), Model KODIAK 100 airplanes. As published, the type certificate 
(TC) holder in the regulatory heading that identifies the AD is 
incorrect. This document corrects that error. In all other respects, 
the original document remains the same; however, for clarity, the FAA 
is publishing the entire rule in the Federal Register.

DATES: This correction is effective August 17, 2020. The effective date 
of AD 2020-13-01 remains August 17, 2020.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of August 17, 
2020 (85 FR 41906, July 13, 2020).

ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, 
contact Kodiak Aircraft Company, Inc., 1200 Turbine Drive, Sandpoint, 
Idaho 83864; phone: (208) 263-1111 or 1 (866) 263-1112; email: 
[email protected]; internet: http://Kodiak.aero/support. You may 
view this referenced service information at the FAA, Airworthiness 
Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 901 Locust, Kansas City, 
Missouri 64106. For information on the

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availability of this material at the FAA, call 816-329-4148. It is also 
available on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching 
for and locating Docket No. FAA-2018-0180.

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov; or in person at the Docket Management Facility 
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, any comments received, and 
other information. The address for Docket Operations is Docket 
Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wade Sullivan, Aerospace Engineer, 
Airframe Section, FAA, Seattle ACO Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des 
Moines, WA 98198; phone and fax: 206-231-3530; email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As published, AD 2020-13-01, Amendment 39-
21146 (85 FR 41906, July 13, 2020), applies to all Daher Aircraft 
Design, LLC (type certificate previously held by Quest Aircraft Design, 
LLC), Model KODIAK 100 airplanes. AD 2020-13-01 requires a one-time 
inspection to determine if an affected nose landing gear (NLG) fork is 
installed, repetitive inspections of the affected NLG fork for cracks, 
repetitive inspections of the shimmy damper bracket for looseness and 
of the shimmy damper system for damaged components if an affected NLG 
fork is installed, and rework/replacement of parts as necessary.

Need for the Correction

    As published, the TC holder in the regulatory heading that 
identifies the AD is incorrect. The heading incorrectly identified the 
TC holder as ``Quest Aircraft Design, LLC.'' The correct TC holder is 
Daher Aircraft Design, LLC (Type Certificate previously held by Quest 
Aircraft Design, LLC).
    Although no other part of the preamble or regulatory information 
has been corrected, for clarity, the FAA is publishing the entire rule 
in the Federal Register.
    The effective date of this AD remains August 17, 2020.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    The FAA reviewed Quest Aircraft Field Service Instruction FSI-147, 
Revision 00, Release Date January 29, 2018, which provides instructions 
for inspection and, if necessary, replacement of the NLG fork. The FAA 
reviewed pages 32_110 and 32_111, section 3252, Shimmy Damper, Chapter 
32, Landing Gear, of Quest Aircraft Company Kodiak 100 Maintenance 
Manual, Revision No. 21, dated February 15, 2017, which contains 
procedures for inspecting the shimmy damper system. The FAA also 
reviewed Quest Aircraft Field Service Instruction FSI-146, Revision 00, 
Release Date April 18, 2017, which provides instructions for modifying 
the shimmy damper attach bracket. 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.

Good Cause for Adoption Without Prior Notice

    Section 553(b)(3)(B) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 
U.S.C. 551 et seq.) authorizes agencies to dispense with notice and 
comment procedures for rules when the agency for ``good cause'' finds 
that those procedures are ``impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to 
the public interest.'' Section 553(d)(3) of the APA requires that 
agencies publish a rule not less than 30 days before its effective 
date, except as otherwise provided by the agency for good cause found 
and published with the rule.
    Since this action only corrects the TC holder in a regulatory 
heading, the FAA finds that notice and public comment under 5 U.S.C. 
553(b) is unnecessary. For the same reason, the FAA finds that good 
cause exists under 5 U.S.C. 553(d) for making this rule effective in 
less than 30 days.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

Adoption of the Correction

    Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me by the 
Administrator, the Federal Aviation Administration 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   [Corrected]

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

2020-13-01 Daher Aircraft Design, LLC (Type Certificate previously 
held by Quest Aircraft Design, LLC): Amendment 39-21146; Docket No. 
FAA-2018-0180; Project Identifier 2017-CE-043-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This airworthiness directive (AD) is effective August 17, 2020.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Daher Aircraft Design, LLC (type certificate 
previously held by Quest Aircraft Design, LLC), Model KODIAK 100 
airplanes, all serial numbers, certificated in any category.

(d) Subject

    Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC)/Air Transport Association 
(ATA) of America Code 32, Landing Gear.

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by reports from the manufacturer of fatigue 
cracks on the nose landing gear (NLG) fork. The FAA is issuing this 
AD to detect and prevent fatigue cracking of the NLG fork. The 
unsafe condition, if not corrected, could result in separation of 
the NLG fork with consequent reduced control on landing. If the NLG 
fork separates on an unimproved surface, the risk of the NLG digging 
in and the airplane overturning on the ground increases.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Inspection for Type of NLG Fork

    Within 25 hours time-in-service (TIS) after August 17, 2020 (the 
effective date of this AD), inspect the airplane to determine if an 
NLG fork part number (P/N) 100-410-7001 (type A) or an NLG fork P/N 
100-410-7013 (type B) is installed. If you determine that an NLG 
fork P/N 100-410-7013 (type B) is installed during the inspection, 
no further action is required by this AD. If a review of the 
maintenance records can identify the P/N NLG fork that is installed, 
you may use a maintenance records review in lieu of inspecting the 
airplane to determine if an NLG fork P/N 100-410-7001 (type A) or an 
NLG fork P/N 100-410-7013 (type B) is installed.

(h) Inspection of the NLG Fork for Cracks

    (1) If you determine that an NLG fork P/N 100-410-7001 (type A) 
is installed during

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the inspection required by paragraph (g) of this AD, within 25 hours 
TIS after August 17, 2020 (the effective date of this AD) and 
thereafter at intervals not to exceed 200 hours TIS, do a 
fluorescent penetrant, dye penetrant, or open-hole eddy current 
inspection of the NLG fork for cracks by following section 5. 
Instructions in Quest Aircraft Field Service Instruction FSI-147, 
Revision 00, Release Date January 29, 2018.
    (2) If you find any cracks of the NLG fork during any inspection 
required by paragraph (h)(1) of this AD, before further flight, 
replace the NLG fork with an NLG fork P/N 100-410-7013 (type B). 
Replacement of the NLG fork with an NLG fork P/N 100-410-7013 (type 
B) terminates the repetitive inspections required by paragraphs 
(h)(1) and (i)(1) of this AD.

(i) Inspection of the Shimmy Damper Bracket

    (1) If you have not replaced an NLG fork P/N 100-410-7001 (type 
A) per the initial inspection and replacement requirements in 
paragraph (h) of this AD, then within 25 hours TIS after August 17, 
2020 (the effective date of this AD) and thereafter at intervals not 
to exceed 200 hours TIS (until the NLG fork is replaced with a P/N 
100-410-7013 (type B) fork), inspect the shimmy damper bracket for 
looseness, and inspect the shimmy damper system for damaged (loose, 
leaking, corroded, or worn) components, by following pages 32_110 
and 32_111, section 3252, Shimmy Damper, found in Chapter 32, 
Landing Gear, of Quest Aircraft Company Kodiak 100 Maintenance 
Manual, Revision No. 21, dated February 15, 2017.
    (2) If a loose shimmy damper bracket is found during any 
inspection required by paragraph (i)(1) of this AD, rework the 
shimmy damper bracket with interference-fit bolts by following Quest 
Aircraft Field Service Instruction FSI-146, Revision 00, Release 
Date April 18, 2017. Reworking the shimmy damper bracket with the 
interference-fit bolts terminates the repetitive inspections 
required by paragraph (i)(1) of this AD.
    (3) If any other damaged components are found in the shimmy 
damper system during any inspection required by paragraph (i)(1) of 
this AD, before further flight, replace the damaged components.

(j) Optional Terminating Action

    In lieu of the NLG fork and shimmy damper bracket inspections 
required by paragraphs (h)(1) and (i)(1) of this AD, you may replace 
the NLG fork P/N 100-410-7001 (type A) with an NLG fork P/N 100-410-
7013 (type B). This replacement terminates the inspection 
requirements of this AD, and no further actions are required.

(k) Restriction of NLG Fork P/N 100-410-7001 (Type A) Installation

    Once an NLG fork P/N 100-410-7013 (type B) is installed on an 
airplane, do not install an NLG fork P/N 100-410-7001 (type A). If 
an NLG fork P/N 100-410-7013 (type B) is removed from the airplane 
for any reason (for example, to install floats), you must reinstall 
an NLG fork P/N 100-410-7013 (type B) when operating with wheels.

(l) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (1) The Manager, Seattle 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 (m) of this AD. Information may also 
be emailed 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.

(m) Related Information

    For more information about this AD, contact Wade Sullivan, 
Aerospace Engineer, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Section, FAA, 
Seattle ACO Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; 
phone and fax: 206-231-3530; email: [email protected].

(n) Material Incorporated by Reference

    (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference of the service information listed in this 
paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
    (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do 
the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise.
    (3) The following service information was approved for IBR on 
August 17, 2020 (85 FR 41906, July 13, 2020).
    (i) Pages 32_110 and 32_111, section 3252, Shimmy Damper, 
Chapter 32, Landing Gear, of Quest Aircraft Company Kodiak 100 
Maintenance Manual, Revision No. 21, dated February 15, 2017.
    (ii) Quest Aircraft Field Service Instruction FSI-146, Revision 
00, Release Date April 18, 2017.

    Note 1 to paragraph (n)(2)(ii) of this AD:  The Release Date is 
a pen-and-ink addition that appears only on the Revision Notice 
transmitted with FSI-146.

    (iii) Quest Aircraft Field Service Instruction FSI-147, Revision 
00, Release Date January 29, 2018.

    Note 2 to paragraph (n)(2)(iii) of this AD: The Release Date is 
a pen-and-ink addition that appears only on the Revision Notice 
transmitted with FSI-147.

    (4) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Kodiak Aircraft Company, Inc., 1200 Turbine Drive, Sandpoint, Idaho 
83864; phone: (208) 263-1111 or 1 (866) 263-1112; email: 
[email protected]; internet: http://Kodiak.aero/support.
    (5) You may view this service information at the FAA, 
Airworthiness Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 901 
Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the 
availability of this material at the FAA, call 816-329-4148.
    (6) 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, email [email protected], or go to https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html.

    Issued on August 3, 2020.
Ross Landes,
Deputy Director for Regulatory Operations, Compliance & Airworthiness 
Division, Aircraft Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-17273 Filed 8-7-20; 8:45 am]
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