Airworthiness Directives; Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam S.P.A. Airplanes, 12627-12630 [2022-04638]

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AGENCY: The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam S.P.A. Model P2012 Traveller airplanes. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as free play in the trim tab actuator and trim tab surface. This proposed AD would require repetitively inspecting the trim tab trailing edge to determine if free play exists and taking corrective actions as needed. 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 April 21, 2022. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07MRP1.SGM 07MRP1 12628 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 44 / Monday, March 7, 2022 / Proposed Rules p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this NPRM, contact Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam S.P.A., Airworthiness Office Via S. D’acquisto 62, Boscotrecase, 80042, Italy; phone: +39 0823 997538; email: traveller.support@Tecnam.com; website: https://www.Tecnam.com. You may view this service information at the FAA, Airworthiness Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 901 Locust, Kansas City, MO 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (817) 222–5110. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2022–0151; 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 MCAI, any comments received, and other information. The street address for Docket Operations is listed above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Rutherford, Aviation Safety Engineer, FAA, General Aviation & Rotorcraft Section, International Validation Branch, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, MO 64106; phone: (816) 329–4165; email: jim.rutherford@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS 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–2022–0151; Project Identifier MCAI–2021–00521–A’’ at the beginning of your comments. The most helpful comments reference a specific portion of the proposal, explain the reason for any recommended change, and include supporting data. The FAA will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this proposal because of those comments. Except for Confidential Business Information (CBI) 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 agency will also post a report VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Mar 04, 2022 Jkt 256001 summarizing each substantive verbal contact received about this NPRM. Confidential Business Information CBI is commercial or financial information that is both customarily and actually treated as private by its owner. 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Background The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA AD 2021–0119, dated April 30, 2021 (referred to after this as ‘‘the MCAI’’), to address the unsafe condition on certain serial-numbered Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam S.P.A. Model P2012 Traveller airplanes. The MCAI states: Occurrences have been reported of vibration in the horizontal stabiliser control yoke and pedals, both sides. The subsequent investigation identified free play in the trim tab actuator and trim tab surface. This condition, if not detected and corrected, could lead to a significant free play on the trim tab connection, with consequent increase in dynamic loads and vibrations, possibly resulting in reduced control of the aeroplane. To address this potential unsafe condition, TECNAM issued the [Service Bulletin] SB to provide inspection instructions. For the reasons described above, this [EASA] AD requires repetitive inspections of the trim tab trailing edge and, depending on findings, accomplishment of applicable corrective action(s). PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket at https:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2022– 0151. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 The FAA reviewed Tecnam Service Bulletin 398–CS–Edition 2, Rev. 1, dated August 17, 2020. The service information specifies procedures for inspecting the trim tab trailing edge to determine if free play exists and taking corrective actions as needed. 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. Other Related Service Information The FAA also reviewed Tecnam Service Bulletin 398–CS–Edition 2, Rev. 0, dated August 5, 2020. The service information specifies procedures for inspecting the trim tab trailing edge to determine if free play exists and taking corrective actions as needed. In addition, the FAA reviewed Tecnam Job Card No. 1249 Ed.1, Rev.1, dated May 5, 2021. The service information specifies procedures for servicing free play of the mechanical trim actuator. FAA’s Determination This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant to the FAA’s bilateral agreement with this State of Design Authority, it has notified the FAA of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service information referenced above. The FAA is issuing this NPRM after determining the unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same type design. Proposed AD Requirements This AD requires accomplishing the actions specified in the service information already described. Costs of Compliance The FAA estimates that this AD, if adopted as proposed, would affect 21 products of U.S. registry. The FAA estimates the following costs to comply with this proposed AD: E:\FR\FM\07MRP1.SGM 07MRP1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 44 / Monday, March 7, 2022 / Proposed Rules 12629 ESTIMATED COSTS Action Trim tab surface free play inspection. Labor cost Parts cost Cost per product 1 work-hour × $85 per hour = $85. Not applicable ... $85 per inspection cycle .. The FAA estimates the following costs to do any necessary actions that would be required based on the results of the proposed inspection. The FAA has no way of determining the number Cost on U.S. operators $1,785 per inspection cycle. of airplanes that might need these actions. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS ON-CONDITION COSTS Action Labor cost Parts cost Trim actuator free play inspection ............... Trim actuator servicing ................................ Trim actuator replacement .......................... 2 work-hours × $85 per hour = $170 ................................ 2 work-hours × $85 per hour = $170 ................................ 1 work-hour × $85 per hour = $85 ................................... Not applicable ............ $100 ........................... 1,000 .......................... The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows: (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 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. Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Regulatory Findings (a) Comments Due Date The FAA must receive comments on this airworthiness directive (AD) by April 21, 2022. (1) Would not be a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, (2) Would not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and (3) Would 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 17:13 Mar 04, 2022 Jkt 256001 $170 270 1,085 condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as free play in the trim tab actuator and trim tab surface. The FAA is issuing this AD to detect and correct free play in the trim tab connection, which could lead to reduced airplane control. Authority for This Rulemaking 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: Cost per product 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: ■ Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam S.P.A.: Docket No. FAA–2022–0151; Project Identifier MCAI–2021–00521–A. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam S.P.A. Model P2012 Traveller airplanes, serial numbers 002 through 030 inclusive, certificated in any category. (d) Subject Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 2731: Elevator Tab Control System. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 (g) Trim Tab Surface Free Play Inspection and Maintenance Within 100 hours time-in-service (TIS) after the effective date of this AD and thereafter at intervals not to exceed 100 hours TIS, measure the trim tab surface for free play in accordance with Appendix A, Accomplishment Instructions, section 2 (Step 1—Trim Tab surface free play measurement) on pages 3 and 4 of Tecnam Service Bulletin 398–CS–Edition 2, Rev. 1, dated August 17, 2020 (Tecnam SB 398–CS–Edition 2, Rev. 1). If there is free play that exceeds the allowable tolerance, before further flight, measure the trim tab actuator for free play and take any corrective actions in accordance with Appendix A, Accomplishment Instructions, section 3 (Step 2—Trim Actuator free play measurement) on page 5 of Tecnam SB 398– CS–Edition 2, Rev 1. (h) Credit for Previous Actions You may take credit for the initial inspection required by paragraph (g) of this AD if you performed that action before the effective date of this AD using Tecnam Service Bulletin 398–CS–Edition 2, Rev. 0, dated August 5, 2020. (i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, International Validation 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 International Validation E:\FR\FM\07MRP1.SGM 07MRP1 12630 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 44 / Monday, March 7, 2022 / Proposed Rules Branch, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (j)(1) of this AD and email to: 9-AVS-AIR-730-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 Jim Rutherford, Aviation Safety Engineer, FAA, General Aviation & Rotorcraft Section, International Validation Branch, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, MO 64106; phone: (816) 329–4165; email: jim.rutherford@faa.gov. (2) Refer to European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2021–0119, dated April 30, 2021, for more information. You may examine the EASA AD in the AD docket at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2022–0151. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam S.P.A., Airworthiness Office, Via S. D’acquisto 62, Boscotrecase, 80042, Italy; phone: +39 0823 997538; email: traveller.support@Tecnam.com; website: https://www.Tecnam.com. You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Airworthiness Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 901 Locust, Kansas City, MO 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (817) 222–5110. Issued on February 25, 2022. Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. Authority for This Rulemaking [FR Doc. 2022–04638 Filed 3–4–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2022–0162; Airspace Docket No. 22–AAL–12] RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Revocation of Colored Federal Airway Green 15 (G–15); St. Mary’s, AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to revoke Colored Federal airway Green 15 (G–15) due to the decommissioning of St. Mary’s, AK, (SMA) and Takotna River, AK, (VTR) Non-directional Beacons (NDB). DATES: Comments must be received on or April 21, 2022. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Mar 04, 2022 Jkt 256001 Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: (800) 647–5527, or (202) 366–9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA–2022– 0162; Airspace Docket No. 22–AAL–12 at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at https://www.regulations.gov. FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at https://www.faa.gov/air_ traffic/publications/. For further information, you can contact the Rules and Regulations Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. FAA Order JO 7400.11F is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of FAA Order JO 7400.11F at NARA, email: fr.inspection@nara.gov or go to https://www.archives.gov/federalregister/cfr/ibr-locations.html. 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This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it would modify the route structure as necessary to preserve the safe and efficient flow of air traffic within the National Airspace System (NAS). Comments Invited Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers (FAA Docket No. FAA– 2022–0162; Airspace Docket No. 22– AAL–12) and be submitted in triplicate to the Docket Management Facility (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number). You may also submit comments through the internet at https://www.regulations.gov. Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to FAA Docket No. FAA–2022–0162; Airspace Docket No. 22–AAL–12.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received on or before the specified comment closing date will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this action may be changed in light of comments received. All comments submitted will be available for examination in the public docket both before and after the comment closing date. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. 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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 44 (Monday, March 7, 2022)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 12627-12630]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-04638]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2022-0151; Project Identifier MCAI-2021-00521-A]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam S.P.A. 
Airplanes

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 certain Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam S.P.A. Model P2012 
Traveller airplanes. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing 
airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of 
another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an 
aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as free play 
in the trim tab actuator and trim tab surface. This proposed AD would 
require repetitively inspecting the trim tab trailing edge to determine 
if free play exists and taking corrective actions as needed. 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 April 21, 
2022.

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

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p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    For service information identified in this NPRM, contact 
Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam S.P.A., Airworthiness Office Via S. 
D'acquisto 62, Boscotrecase, 80042, Italy; phone: +39 0823 997538; 
email: [email protected]; website: https://www.Tecnam.com. 
You may view this service information at the FAA, Airworthiness 
Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 901 Locust, Kansas City, 
MO 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the 
FAA, call (817) 222-5110.

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket at https://www.regulations.gov by 
searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2022-0151; 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 MCAI, 
any comments received, and other information. The street address for 
Docket Operations is listed above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Rutherford, Aviation Safety 
Engineer, FAA, General Aviation & Rotorcraft Section, International 
Validation Branch, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, MO 64106; phone: 
(816) 329-4165; 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-2022-0151; 
Project Identifier MCAI-2021-00521-A'' at the beginning of your 
comments. The most helpful comments reference a specific portion of the 
proposal, explain the reason for any recommended change, and include 
supporting data. The FAA will consider all comments received by the 
closing date and may amend this proposal because of those comments.
    Except for Confidential Business Information (CBI) 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 agency will also post a report summarizing each 
substantive verbal contact received about this NPRM.

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 Jim 
Rutherford, Aviation Safety Engineer, FAA, General Aviation & 
Rotorcraft Section, International Validation Branch, 901 Locust, Room 
301, Kansas City, MO 64106. Any commentary that the FAA receives which 
is not specifically designated as CBI will be placed in the public 
docket for this rulemaking.

Background

    The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the 
Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued 
EASA AD 2021-0119, dated April 30, 2021 (referred to after this as 
``the MCAI''), to address the unsafe condition on certain serial-
numbered Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam S.P.A. Model P2012 Traveller 
airplanes. The MCAI states:

    Occurrences have been reported of vibration in the horizontal 
stabiliser control yoke and pedals, both sides. The subsequent 
investigation identified free play in the trim tab actuator and trim 
tab surface.
    This condition, if not detected and corrected, could lead to a 
significant free play on the trim tab connection, with consequent 
increase in dynamic loads and vibrations, possibly resulting in 
reduced control of the aeroplane.
    To address this potential unsafe condition, TECNAM issued the 
[Service Bulletin] SB to provide inspection instructions.
    For the reasons described above, this [EASA] AD requires 
repetitive inspections of the trim tab trailing edge and, depending 
on findings, accomplishment of applicable corrective action(s).

    You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2022-
0151.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    The FAA reviewed Tecnam Service Bulletin 398-CS-Edition 2, Rev. 1, 
dated August 17, 2020. The service information specifies procedures for 
inspecting the trim tab trailing edge to determine if free play exists 
and taking corrective actions as needed.
    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.

Other Related Service Information

    The FAA also reviewed Tecnam Service Bulletin 398-CS-Edition 2, 
Rev. 0, dated August 5, 2020. The service information specifies 
procedures for inspecting the trim tab trailing edge to determine if 
free play exists and taking corrective actions as needed.
    In addition, the FAA reviewed Tecnam Job Card No. 1249 Ed.1, Rev.1, 
dated May 5, 2021. The service information specifies procedures for 
servicing free play of the mechanical trim actuator.

FAA's Determination

    This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another 
country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant 
to the FAA's bilateral agreement with this State of Design Authority, 
it has notified the FAA of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI 
and service information referenced above. The FAA is issuing this NPRM 
after determining the unsafe condition described previously is likely 
to exist or develop on other products of the same type design.

Proposed AD Requirements

    This AD requires accomplishing the actions specified in the service 
information already described.

Costs of Compliance

    The FAA estimates that this AD, if adopted as proposed, would 
affect 21 products of U.S. registry.
    The FAA estimates the following costs to comply with this proposed 
AD:

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                                                 Estimated Costs
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                                                                                                  Cost on U.S.
             Action                  Labor cost           Parts cost         Cost per product      operators
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Trim tab surface free play       1 work-hour x $85  Not applicable........  $85 per            $1,785 per
 inspection.                      per hour = $85.                            inspection cycle.  inspection
                                                                                                cycle.
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    The FAA estimates the following costs to do any necessary actions 
that would be required based on the results of the proposed inspection. 
The FAA has no way of determining the number of airplanes that might 
need these actions.

                                               On-Condition Costs
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                                                                                                     Cost per
                Action                            Labor cost                   Parts cost             product
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Trim actuator free play inspection....  2 work-hours x $85 per hour =   Not applicable..........            $170
                                         $170.
Trim actuator servicing...............  2 work-hours x $85 per hour =   $100....................             270
                                         $170.
Trim actuator replacement.............  1 work-hour x $85 per hour =    1,000...................           1,085
                                         $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) Would not be a ``significant regulatory action'' under 
Executive Order 12866,
    (2) Would not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and
    (3) Would not have a significant economic impact, positive or 
negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the 
criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

The Proposed Amendment

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

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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

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


Sec.  39.13   [Amended]

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

Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam S.P.A.: Docket No. FAA-2022-0151; 
Project Identifier MCAI-2021-00521-A.

(a) Comments Due Date

    The FAA must receive comments on this airworthiness directive 
(AD) by April 21, 2022.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam S.P.A. Model 
P2012 Traveller airplanes, serial numbers 002 through 030 inclusive, 
certificated in any category.

(d) Subject

    Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 2731: Elevator Tab 
Control System.

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by mandatory continuing airworthiness 
information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another 
country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation 
product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as free play in the 
trim tab actuator and trim tab surface. The FAA is issuing this AD 
to detect and correct free play in the trim tab connection, which 
could lead to reduced airplane control.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Trim Tab Surface Free Play Inspection and Maintenance

    Within 100 hours time-in-service (TIS) after the effective date 
of this AD and thereafter at intervals not to exceed 100 hours TIS, 
measure the trim tab surface for free play in accordance with 
Appendix A, Accomplishment Instructions, section 2 (Step 1--Trim Tab 
surface free play measurement) on pages 3 and 4 of Tecnam Service 
Bulletin 398-CS-Edition 2, Rev. 1, dated August 17, 2020 (Tecnam SB 
398-CS-Edition 2, Rev. 1). If there is free play that exceeds the 
allowable tolerance, before further flight, measure the trim tab 
actuator for free play and take any corrective actions in accordance 
with Appendix A, Accomplishment Instructions, section 3 (Step 2--
Trim Actuator free play measurement) on page 5 of Tecnam SB 398-CS-
Edition 2, Rev 1.

(h) Credit for Previous Actions

    You may take credit for the initial inspection required by 
paragraph (g) of this AD if you performed that action before the 
effective date of this AD using Tecnam Service Bulletin 398-CS-
Edition 2, Rev. 0, dated August 5, 2020.

(i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (1) The Manager, International Validation 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 International Validation

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Branch, send it to the attention of the person identified in 
paragraph (j)(1) of this AD and email 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 Jim Rutherford, 
Aviation Safety Engineer, FAA, General Aviation & Rotorcraft 
Section, International Validation Branch, 901 Locust, Room 301, 
Kansas City, MO 64106; phone: (816) 329-4165; email: 
[email protected].
    (2) Refer to European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 
2021-0119, dated April 30, 2021, for more information. You may 
examine the EASA AD in the AD docket at https://www.regulations.gov 
by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2022-0151.
    (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam S.P.A., Airworthiness Office, Via S. 
D'acquisto 62, Boscotrecase, 80042, Italy; phone: +39 0823 997538; 
email: [email protected]; website: https://www.Tecnam.com. You may view this referenced service information at 
the FAA, Airworthiness Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 
901 Locust, Kansas City, MO 64106. For information on the 
availability of this material at the FAA, call (817) 222-5110.

    Issued on February 25, 2022.
Lance T. Gant,
Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2022-04638 Filed 3-4-22; 8:45 am]
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