Airworthiness Directives; Textron Aviation Inc. (Type Certificate previously held by Cessna Aircraft Company) Airplanes, 10504 [2021-01771]

Download as PDF 10504 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 33 / Monday, February 22, 2021 / Proposed Rules 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 Related Information. You may email your request to: ANE-AD-AMOC@faa.gov. (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. (k) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Wego Wang, Aviation Safety Engineer, ECO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: (781) 238–7134; fax: (781) 238–7199; email: wego.wang@faa.gov. (2) Refer to EASA AD 2019–0180, dated July 25, 2019, for more information. You may examine the EASA AD in the AD docket at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating it in Docket No. FAA–2020– 1180. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A., Avenue du 1er Mai, Tarnos, France; phone: +33 (0) 5 59 74 40 00. You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Airworthiness Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (781) 238–7759. Issued on January 22, 2021. Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2021–01780 Filed 2–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [FAA Rules Docket No. 90–CE–35–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Textron Aviation Inc. (Type Certificate previously held by Cessna Aircraft Company) Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal. AGENCY: The FAA is withdrawing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) and supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) that proposed to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 72–14–08 R1 for Cessna Aircraft Company (now Textron Aviation Inc.) Models 310, 320, 401, 402, 411, and 421 airplanes. AD 72–14–08 R1 requires repetitively inspecting the fuel and oil tkelley on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:29 Feb 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 flexible hose lines for leakage or evidence of any damaged or deteriorated hose assembly on the above-referenced airplanes and replacing any discrepant part. Since issuance of the SNPRM, the FAA has not received any reports of fuel and oil flexible hose lines that leak or are damaged and has determined that the repetitive inspections required by AD 72–14–08 R1 address the unsafe condition. Accordingly, the NPRM and SNPRM are withdrawn. DATES: As of February 22, 2021, the proposed rules, which published in the Federal Register on October 23, 1990 (55 FR 42726), and October 22, 1998 (63 FR 56579), are withdrawn. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Janusz, Supervisory Aviation Safety Specialist, Wichita ACO Branch, FAA, 1801 Airport Road, Wichita, Kansas 67209; phone: 316–946–4148; fax: 316– 946–4107; email: jeff.janusz@faa.gov or Wichita-COS@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: repetitive inspections required by AD 72–14–08 R1 address the unsafe condition. Therefore, the FAA determined that further AD action is not warranted and the proposals should be withdrawn. Withdrawal of the NPRM and SNPRM constitutes only such action and does not preclude the agency from issuing future rulemaking on this issue, nor does it commit the agency to any course of action in the future. Discussion ■ The FAA issued an NPRM that proposed to amend part 39 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 39) to supersede AD 72–14–08R1, Amendment 39–4215 (46 FR 45597, September 14, 1981) (AD 72–14–08 R1), which applies to Cessna Aircraft Company Models 310, 320, 401, 402, 411, and 421 series airplanes. The current type certificate holder for these airplanes is Textron Aviation Inc. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on October 23, 1990 (55 FR 42726). The FAA subsequently issued an SNPRM, which published on October 22, 1998 (63 FR 56579). The NPRM and SNPRM proposed to: • Initially retain the requirement of repetitively inspecting the fuel and oil flexible hose lines for leakage or evidence of any damaged or deteriorated hose assembly on all of the affected airplanes, and replacing any discrepant part; and • eventually require, regardless if damage or deterioration was found, replacing the fuel and oil flexible hose assemblies in the engine compartment with an improved design hose assembly as terminating action for the repetitive inspection requirement. For some models, the replacement would have been mandatory and for others it would have been an option instead of continuing the repetitive inspections. Actions Since the SNPRM Was Issued Since issuance of the SNPRM, FAA has not received any reports of fuel and oil flexible hose lines that leak or are damaged and has determined that the PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Regulatory Findings Since this action only withdraws an NPRM and SNPRM, it is neither a proposed nor a final rule and therefore, not covered under Executive Order 12866 or the Regulatory Flexibility Act. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. The Withdrawal Accordingly, the notice of proposed rulemaking, which published in the Federal Register on October 23, 1990 (55 FR 42726), and the supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking, which published in the Federal Register on October 22, 1998 (63 FR 56579), are withdrawn. Issued on January 20, 2021. Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2021–01771 Filed 2–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2011–0099; Product Identifier 2010–SW–085–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Model S–76A, S– 76B, and S–76C Helicopters Modified by Supplemental Type Certificate SR09211RC Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal. AGENCY: The FAA is withdrawing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) that would have applied to all Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) S–76 model helicopters with a certain life raft SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22FEP1.SGM 22FEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 33 (Monday, February 22, 2021)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 10504]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-01771]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[FAA Rules Docket No. 90-CE-35-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Textron Aviation Inc. (Type Certificate 
previously held by Cessna Aircraft Company) Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is withdrawing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) 
and supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) that proposed to 
supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 72-14-08 R1 for Cessna Aircraft 
Company (now Textron Aviation Inc.) Models 310, 320, 401, 402, 411, and 
421 airplanes. AD 72-14-08 R1 requires repetitively inspecting the fuel 
and oil flexible hose lines for leakage or evidence of any damaged or 
deteriorated hose assembly on the above-referenced airplanes and 
replacing any discrepant part. Since issuance of the SNPRM, the FAA has 
not received any reports of fuel and oil flexible hose lines that leak 
or are damaged and has determined that the repetitive inspections 
required by AD 72-14-08 R1 address the unsafe condition. Accordingly, 
the NPRM and SNPRM are withdrawn.

DATES: As of February 22, 2021, the proposed rules, which published in 
the Federal Register on October 23, 1990 (55 FR 42726), and October 22, 
1998 (63 FR 56579), are withdrawn.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Janusz, Supervisory Aviation 
Safety Specialist, Wichita ACO Branch, FAA, 1801 Airport Road, Wichita, 
Kansas 67209; phone: 316-946-4148; fax: 316-946-4107; email: 
[email protected] or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    The FAA issued an NPRM that proposed to amend part 39 of the 
Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 39) to supersede AD 72-14-
08R1, Amendment 39-4215 (46 FR 45597, September 14, 1981) (AD 72-14-08 
R1), which applies to Cessna Aircraft Company Models 310, 320, 401, 
402, 411, and 421 series airplanes. The current type certificate holder 
for these airplanes is Textron Aviation Inc. The NPRM published in the 
Federal Register on October 23, 1990 (55 FR 42726). The FAA 
subsequently issued an SNPRM, which published on October 22, 1998 (63 
FR 56579). The NPRM and SNPRM proposed to:
     Initially retain the requirement of repetitively 
inspecting the fuel and oil flexible hose lines for leakage or evidence 
of any damaged or deteriorated hose assembly on all of the affected 
airplanes, and replacing any discrepant part; and
     eventually require, regardless if damage or deterioration 
was found, replacing the fuel and oil flexible hose assemblies in the 
engine compartment with an improved design hose assembly as terminating 
action for the repetitive inspection requirement. For some models, the 
replacement would have been mandatory and for others it would have been 
an option instead of continuing the repetitive inspections.

Actions Since the SNPRM Was Issued

    Since issuance of the SNPRM, FAA has not received any reports of 
fuel and oil flexible hose lines that leak or are damaged and has 
determined that the repetitive inspections required by AD 72-14-08 R1 
address the unsafe condition. Therefore, the FAA determined that 
further AD action is not warranted and the proposals should be 
withdrawn.
    Withdrawal of the NPRM and SNPRM constitutes only such action and 
does not preclude the agency from issuing future rulemaking on this 
issue, nor does it commit the agency to any course of action in the 
future.

Regulatory Findings

    Since this action only withdraws an NPRM and SNPRM, it is neither a 
proposed nor a final rule and therefore, not covered under Executive 
Order 12866 or the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

The Withdrawal

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Accordingly, the notice of proposed rulemaking, which published in the 
Federal Register on October 23, 1990 (55 FR 42726), and the 
supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking, which published in the 
Federal Register on October 22, 1998 (63 FR 56579), are withdrawn.

    Issued on January 20, 2021.
Lance T. Gant,
Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-01771 Filed 2-19-21; 8:45 am]
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