Airworthiness Directives; M7 Aerospace LLC Airplanes, 6559-6561 [2021-01332]

Download as PDF 6559 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 86, No. 13 Friday, January 22, 2021 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2020–0910; Project Identifier 2018–CE–044–AD; Amendment 39–21378; AD 2021–01–02] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; M7 Aerospace LLC Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for M7 Aerospace LLC Models SA26–AT and SA26–T airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of the airplane power lever linkage detaching from the TPE331 engine propeller pitch control (PPC) shaft. This AD requires repetitively inspecting the PPC for proper torque and making any necessary corrections until the replacement of the PPC assembly and the installation of a secondary retention feature (safety wire) are done. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. SUMMARY: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES DATES: This AD is effective February 26, 2021. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of a certain publication listed in this AD as of May 5, 2017 (82 FR 15982, March 31, 2017). ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, contact Honeywell International Inc., 111 S 34th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85034–2802; phone: 855–808–6500; email: AeroTechSupport@honeywell.com; internet: https:// VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Jan 21, 2021 Jkt 253001 aerospace.honeywell.com/en/services/ maintenance-and-monitoring. 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. It is also available at https:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2020– 0910. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2020–0910; or in person at Docket Operations between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this final rule, any comments received, and other information. The address for Docket Operations is U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonas Perez, Aerospace Engineer, Fort Worth ACO Branch, FAA, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, Texas 76177–1524; phone: 817–222–5145; fax: 817–222–5960; email: jonas.perez@ faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to M7 Aerospace LLC Models SA26–AT and SA26–T airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on October 14, 2020 (85 FR 64993). The NPRM was prompted by reports of the airplane power lever linkage detaching from the TPE331 engine PPC shaft. In the NPRM, the FAA proposed to require repetitively inspecting the PPC for proper torque and making any necessary corrections until the replacement of the PPC assembly and the installation of a secondary retention feature (safety wire) are done. The FAA is issuing this AD to prevent uncommanded change to the PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 engine power settings with consequent loss of control. Discussion of Final Airworthiness Directive Comments The FAA received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of the costs. Conclusion The FAA reviewed the relevant data and determined that air safety requires adopting this AD as proposed. Accordingly, the FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is adopted as proposed in the NPRM. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 The FAA reviewed Honeywell International Inc. Service Bulletin TPE331–72–2190, dated December 21, 2011, which contains procedures for replacing or reworking the propeller pitch control assembly, incorporating a threaded hole in the splined end of the shouldered shaft, and reassembling the propeller pitch control assembly. Honeywell International Inc. Service Bulletin TPE331–72–2190, dated December 21, 2011, was previously approved for IBR on May 5, 2017 (82 FR 15982, March 31, 2017). 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 ADDRESSES. Other Related Service Information The FAA also reviewed paragraph j. of M7 Aerospace SA26 Series Maintenance Manual Temporary Revision 4–02, dated July 22, 2020, which contains information related to the installation of the secondary retention feature (safety wire) on the airplane PPC lever and the PPC assembly. Costs of Compliance The FAA estimates that this AD affects 55 airplanes of U.S. registry. The FAA estimates the following costs to comply with this AD: E:\FR\FM\22JAR1.SGM 22JAR1 6560 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 13 / Friday, January 22, 2021 / Rules and Regulations ESTIMATED COSTS Action Labor cost Install secondary retention feature (safety wire). Inspect PPC lever ........................... 1 work-hour × $85 per hour = $85 Repair, replace, and/or PPC lever input shaft. rework 1 work-hour × $85 per hour = $85 per inspection cycle. 19 work-hours × $85 per hour = $1,615. The FAA estimates the following costs to do any adjustment that would Cost per product Parts cost Cost on U.S. operators $10 $95 0 85 1,000 2,615 be required based on the results of the inspection. The FAA has no way of $5,225. $4,675 per inspection cycle. $143,825. determining the number of aircraft that might need the adjustment: ON-CONDITION COSTS Action Labor cost Correct attachment of the PPC lever ........................... 1 work-hour × $85 per hour = $85 ............................... jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII: Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the Agency’s authority. 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 This AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, (2) 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Jan 21, 2021 Jkt 253001 List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. The Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive: ■ 2021–01–02 M7 Aerospace LLC: Amendment 39–21378; Docket No. FAA–2020–0910; Project Identifier 2018–CE–044–AD. (a) Effective Date This airworthiness directive (AD) is effective February 26, 2021. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to M7 Aerospace LLC Model SA26–AT and SA26–T airplanes, all serial numbers, certificated in any category. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 61, Propellers/propulsors. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by reports of the airplane power lever linkage detaching from the TPE331 engine propeller pitch control (PPC) shaft. The FAA is issuing this AD to PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Cost per product Parts cost $0 $85 address detachment of the power lever linkage to the TPE331 engine PPC shaft, which could result in uncommanded change to the engine power settings with consequent loss of control. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) PPC Lever Inspection (1) Within 100 hours time-in-service (TIS) after the effective date of this AD and thereafter at intervals not to exceed 100 hours TIS, inspect the security of the PPC lever by pulling the PPC lever upward by hand to ensure it does not detach from the PPC input shaft. If the PPC lever detaches during any inspection, before further flight, comply with paragraphs (h) and (i) of this AD. (2) The replacement/re-identification required by paragraph (h) of this AD and the installation of the secondary retention feature (safety wire) required by paragraph (i) of this AD terminate the repetitive inspections of the PPC lever attachment required by paragraph (g)(1) of this AD. (h) Replace and Inspect the PPC Assembly Within 600 hours TIS after the effective date of this AD or within 12 months after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first, unless required before further flight by paragraph (g)(1) of this AD, do the actions in either paragraph (h)(1) or (2) of this AD in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions in Honeywell International Inc. Service Bulletin TPE331–72–2190, dated December 21, 2011, except you are not required to report information to the manufacturer. (1) Replace the PPC assembly with the applicable new design PPC assembly. (2) Inspect the splined end of the shouldered shaft for the presence and condition of a threaded hole and, before further flight, repair or replace the cam assembly or rework the PPC assembly, as necessary, and re-identify the shouldered shaft. E:\FR\FM\22JAR1.SGM 22JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 13 / Friday, January 22, 2021 / Rules and Regulations (i) Secondary Retention Feature (Safety Wire) Before further flight after completing the actions required by paragraph (h) of this AD, install the secondary retention feature (safety wire) on the airplane PPC lever and the PPC assembly. Note 1 to paragraph (i): Paragraph j. of M7 Aerospace SA26 Series Maintenance Manual Temporary Revision 4–02, dated July 22, 2020, contains information related to installation of the secondary retention feature (safety wire). (j) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Safety Management Section, Small Airplane Standards Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the certification office, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (k)(1) of this AD. (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES (k) Related Information For more information about this AD, contact Jonas Perez, Aerospace Engineer, Fort Worth ACO Branch, FAA, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, Texas 76177–1524; phone: 817–222–5145; fax: 817–222–5960; email: jonas.perez@faa.gov. (l) 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 May 5, 2017 (82 FR 15982, March 31, 2017). (i) Honeywell International Inc. Service Bulletin TPE331–72–2190, dated December 21, 2011. (ii) [Reserved] (4) For Honeywell service information identified in this AD, contact Honeywell International Inc., 111 S 34th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85034–2802; phone: 855–808–6500; email: AeroTechSupport@honeywell.com; internet: https://aerospace.honeywell.com/ en/services/maintenance-and-monitoring. (5) You may view this service information at FAA, 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Jan 21, 2021 Jkt 253001 email: fedreg.legal@nara.gov, or go to: https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. Issued on December 28, 2020. Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2021–01332 Filed 1–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY 19 CFR Part 12 [CBP Dec. 21–02] RIN 1515–AE60 Imposition of Import Restrictions on Categories of Archaeological and Ethnological Material From Morocco U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security; Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the imposition of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological material from the Kingdom of Morocco (Morocco). These restrictions are being imposed pursuant to an agreement between the Government of the United States and the Government of Morocco that has been entered into under the authority of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act. The final rule amends the CBP regulations by adding Morocco to the list of countries which have a bilateral agreement with the United States that imposes cultural property import restrictions. The final rule also contains the Designated List that describes the types of archaeological and ethnological material to which the restrictions apply. DATES: Effective on January 15, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For legal aspects, Lisa L. Burley, Chief, Cargo Security, Carriers and Restricted Merchandise Branch, Regulations and Rulings, Office of Trade, (202) 325– 0300, ot-otrrculturalproperty@ cbp.dhs.gov. For operational aspects, Genevieve S. Dozier, Management and Program Analyst, Commercial Targeting and Analysis Center, Trade Policy and Programs, Office of Trade, (202) 945– 2942, CTAC@cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 6561 Background The Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act, Public Law 97– 446, 19 U.S.C. 2601 et seq. (hereinafter, ‘‘the Cultural Property Implementation Act’’), implements the 1970 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property (823 U.N.T.S. 231 (1972)) (hereinafter, ‘‘the Convention’’). Pursuant to the Cultural Property Implementation Act, the Government of the United States entered into a bilateral agreement with the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco (Morocco) to impose import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological material from Morocco on January 14, 2021. This rule announces the imposition of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological material from Morocco. Determinations Under 19 U.S.C. 2602(a)(1), the United States must make certain determinations before entering into an agreement to impose import restrictions under 19 U.S.C. 2602(a)(2). On April 30, 2020, the Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, after consultation with and recommendation by the Cultural Property Advisory Committee, made the determinations required under the statute with respect to certain archaeological and ethnological material from Morocco that is described in the Designated List set forth below in this document. These determinations include the following: (1) That Morocco’s cultural heritage is in jeopardy from pillage of certain types of archaeological material representing Morocco’s cultural heritage ranging in date from approximately 1 million B.C. to A.D. 1750 and certain types of ethnological material representing Morocco’s cultural heritage from the Saadian and Alaouite dynasties ranging in date from approximately A.D. 1549 to 1912 (19 U.S.C. 2602(a)(1)(A)); (2) that the Moroccan government has taken measures consistent with the Convention to protect its cultural patrimony (19 U.S.C. 2602(a)(1)(B)); (3) that import restrictions imposed by the United States would be of substantial benefit in deterring a serious situation of pillage and remedies less drastic are not available (19 U.S.C. 2602(a)(1)(C)); and (4) that the application of import restrictions as set forth in this final rule is consistent with the general interests of the international community in the E:\FR\FM\22JAR1.SGM 22JAR1

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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents 
having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed 
to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published 
under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510.

The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. 

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Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 13 / Friday, January 22, 2021 / Rules 
and Regulations

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2020-0910; Project Identifier 2018-CE-044-AD; Amendment 
39-21378; AD 2021-01-02]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; M7 Aerospace LLC Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for M7 
Aerospace LLC Models SA26-AT and SA26-T airplanes. This AD was prompted 
by reports of the airplane power lever linkage detaching from the 
TPE331 engine propeller pitch control (PPC) shaft. This AD requires 
repetitively inspecting the PPC for proper torque and making any 
necessary corrections until the replacement of the PPC assembly and the 
installation of a secondary retention feature (safety wire) are done. 
The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these 
products.

DATES: This AD is effective February 26, 2021.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference (IBR) of a certain publication listed in this AD as of May 5, 
2017 (82 FR 15982, March 31, 2017).

ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, 
contact Honeywell International Inc., 111 S 34th Street, Phoenix, 
Arizona 85034-2802; phone: 855-808-6500; email: 
[email protected]; internet: https://aerospace.honeywell.com/en/services/maintenance-and-monitoring. 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. It is also available at https://www.regulations.gov 
by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2020-0910.

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket at https://www.regulations.gov by 
searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2020-0910; or in person at 
Docket Operations between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this final rule, any 
comments received, and other information. The address for Docket 
Operations is U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-
30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue 
SE, Washington, DC 20590.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonas Perez, Aerospace Engineer, Fort 
Worth ACO Branch, FAA, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, Texas 76177-
1524; phone: 817-222-5145; fax: 817-222-5960; email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 
CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to M7 Aerospace LLC Models 
SA26-AT and SA26-T airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal 
Register on October 14, 2020 (85 FR 64993). The NPRM was prompted by 
reports of the airplane power lever linkage detaching from the TPE331 
engine PPC shaft. In the NPRM, the FAA proposed to require repetitively 
inspecting the PPC for proper torque and making any necessary 
corrections until the replacement of the PPC assembly and the 
installation of a secondary retention feature (safety wire) are done. 
The FAA is issuing this AD to prevent uncommanded change to the engine 
power settings with consequent loss of control.

Discussion of Final Airworthiness Directive

Comments

    The FAA received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of 
the costs.

Conclusion

    The FAA reviewed the relevant data and determined that air safety 
requires adopting this AD as proposed. Accordingly, the FAA is issuing 
this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is 
adopted as proposed in the NPRM.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    The FAA reviewed Honeywell International Inc. Service Bulletin 
TPE331-72-2190, dated December 21, 2011, which contains procedures for 
replacing or reworking the propeller pitch control assembly, 
incorporating a threaded hole in the splined end of the shouldered 
shaft, and reassembling the propeller pitch control assembly. Honeywell 
International Inc. Service Bulletin TPE331-72-2190, dated December 21, 
2011, was previously approved for IBR on May 5, 2017 (82 FR 15982, 
March 31, 2017). 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 ADDRESSES.

Other Related Service Information

    The FAA also reviewed paragraph j. of M7 Aerospace SA26 Series 
Maintenance Manual Temporary Revision 4-02, dated July 22, 2020, which 
contains information related to the installation of the secondary 
retention feature (safety wire) on the airplane PPC lever and the PPC 
assembly.

Costs of Compliance

    The FAA estimates that this AD affects 55 airplanes of U.S. 
registry. The FAA estimates the following costs to comply with this AD:

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                                                 Estimated Costs
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                                                                              Cost per          Cost on U.S.
              Action                      Labor cost         Parts cost        product           operators
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Install secondary retention         1 work-hour x $85 per             $10             $95  $5,225.
 feature (safety wire).              hour = $85.
Inspect PPC lever.................  1 work-hour x $85 per               0              85  $4,675 per inspection
                                     hour = $85 per                                         cycle.
                                     inspection cycle.
Repair, replace, and/or rework PPC  19 work-hours x $85             1,000           2,615  $143,825.
 lever input shaft.                  per hour = $1,615.
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    The FAA estimates the following costs to do any adjustment that 
would be required based on the results of the inspection. The FAA has 
no way of determining the number of aircraft that might need the 
adjustment:

                                               On-Condition Costs
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                                                                                                     Cost per
                    Action                                 Labor cost               Parts cost        product
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Correct attachment of the PPC lever...........  1 work-hour x $85 per hour = $85              $0             $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

    This AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 
13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, 
on the relationship between the national government and the States, or 
on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various 
levels of government.
    For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD:
    (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive 
Order 12866,
    (2) 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 Amendment

    Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the 
Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows:

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

0
1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows:

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


Sec.  39.13   [Amended]

0
2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness 
directive:

2021-01-02 M7 Aerospace LLC: Amendment 39-21378; Docket No. FAA-
2020-0910; Project Identifier 2018-CE-044-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This airworthiness directive (AD) is effective February 26, 
2021.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to M7 Aerospace LLC Model SA26-AT and SA26-T 
airplanes, all serial numbers, certificated in any category.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 61, Propellers/
propulsors.

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by reports of the airplane power lever 
linkage detaching from the TPE331 engine propeller pitch control 
(PPC) shaft. The FAA is issuing this AD to address detachment of the 
power lever linkage to the TPE331 engine PPC shaft, which could 
result in uncommanded change to the engine power settings with 
consequent loss of control.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) PPC Lever Inspection

    (1) Within 100 hours time-in-service (TIS) after the effective 
date of this AD and thereafter at intervals not to exceed 100 hours 
TIS, inspect the security of the PPC lever by pulling the PPC lever 
upward by hand to ensure it does not detach from the PPC input 
shaft. If the PPC lever detaches during any inspection, before 
further flight, comply with paragraphs (h) and (i) of this AD.
    (2) The replacement/re-identification required by paragraph (h) 
of this AD and the installation of the secondary retention feature 
(safety wire) required by paragraph (i) of this AD terminate the 
repetitive inspections of the PPC lever attachment required by 
paragraph (g)(1) of this AD.

(h) Replace and Inspect the PPC Assembly

    Within 600 hours TIS after the effective date of this AD or 
within 12 months after the effective date of this AD, whichever 
occurs first, unless required before further flight by paragraph 
(g)(1) of this AD, do the actions in either paragraph (h)(1) or (2) 
of this AD in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions in 
Honeywell International Inc. Service Bulletin TPE331-72-2190, dated 
December 21, 2011, except you are not required to report information 
to the manufacturer.
    (1) Replace the PPC assembly with the applicable new design PPC 
assembly.
    (2) Inspect the splined end of the shouldered shaft for the 
presence and condition of a threaded hole and, before further 
flight, repair or replace the cam assembly or rework the PPC 
assembly, as necessary, and re-identify the shouldered shaft.

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(i) Secondary Retention Feature (Safety Wire)

    Before further flight after completing the actions required by 
paragraph (h) of this AD, install the secondary retention feature 
(safety wire) on the airplane PPC lever and the PPC assembly.

    Note 1 to paragraph (i): Paragraph j. of M7 Aerospace SA26 
Series Maintenance Manual Temporary Revision 4-02, dated July 22, 
2020, contains information related to installation of the secondary 
retention feature (safety wire).

(j) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (1) The Manager, Safety Management Section, Small Airplane 
Standards Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this 
AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In 
accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal 
inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. 
If sending information directly to the manager of the certification 
office, send it to the attention of the person identified in 
paragraph (k)(1) of this AD.
    (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate 
principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager 
of the local flight standards district office/certificate holding 
district office.

(k) Related Information

    For more information about this AD, contact Jonas Perez, 
Aerospace Engineer, Fort Worth ACO Branch, FAA, 10101 Hillwood 
Parkway, Fort Worth, Texas 76177-1524; phone: 817-222-5145; fax: 
817-222-5960; email: [email protected].

(l) 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 
May 5, 2017 (82 FR 15982, March 31, 2017).
    (i) Honeywell International Inc. Service Bulletin TPE331-72-
2190, dated December 21, 2011.
    (ii) [Reserved]
    (4) For Honeywell service information identified in this AD, 
contact Honeywell International Inc., 111 S 34th Street, Phoenix, 
Arizona 85034-2802; phone: 855-808-6500; email: 
[email protected]; internet: https://aerospace.honeywell.com/en/services/maintenance-and-monitoring.
    (5) You may view this service information at FAA, 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/ibr-locations.html.

    Issued on December 28, 2020.
Lance T. Gant,
Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-01332 Filed 1-21-21; 8:45 am]
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