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Rules and Regulations Federal Register


Vol. 73, No. 78

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, products of U.S. registry. We also
contains regulatory documents having general DC 20590. estimate that it will take about 15 work-
applicability and legal effect, most of which FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karl hours per product to comply with basic
are keyed to and codified in the Code of requirements of this AD. The average
Schletzbaum, Aerospace Engineer, FAA,
Federal Regulations, which is published under labor rate is $80 per work-hour.
50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust,
Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; Required parts will cost about $1,326
The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by telephone: (816) 329–4146; fax: (816) per product.
the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of 329–4090. Based on these figures, we estimate
new books are listed in the first FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: the cost of this AD to the U.S. operators
REGISTER issue of each week. to be $22,734 or $2,526 per product.
Discussion We have no way to determine what
We issued a supplemental notice of aircraft will need replacement parts that
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend may be required based on the results of
14 CFR part 39 to include an AD that any inspection.
Federal Aviation Administration
would apply to the specified products. Authority for This Rulemaking
14 CFR Part 39 That NPRM was published in the
Federal Register on February 5, 2008 Title 49 of the United States Code
[Docket No. FAA–2006–26490; Directorate (73 FR 6634). That NPRM proposed to specifies the FAA’s authority to issue
Identifier 2006–CE–075–AD; Amendment correct an unsafe condition for the rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I,
39–15481; AD 2008–09–01] specified products. The MCAI states: section 106, describes the authority of
RIN 2120–AA64 the FAA Administrator. ‘‘Subtitle VII:
To prevent failure of the wing structure
and assembly components due to undetected Aviation Programs,’’ describes in more
Airworthiness Directives; Alpha fatigue and corrosion * * * detail the scope of the Agency’s
Aviation Design Limited (Type authority.
The MCAI requires that you inspect the We are issuing this rulemaking under
Certificate No. A48EU Previously Held
wing structure and fuselage attachment the authority described in ‘‘Subtitle VII,
by APEX Aircraft and AVIONS PIERRE
and repair any defects that you find. Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701:
ROBIN) Model R2160 Airplanes
Comments General requirements.’’ Under that
AGENCY: Federal Aviation section, Congress charges the FAA with
Administration (FAA), Department of We gave the public the opportunity to
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in
Transportation (DOT). participate in developing this AD. We
air commerce by prescribing regulations
ACTION: Final rule. received no comments on the NPRM or
for practices, methods, and procedures
on the determination of the cost to the
SUMMARY: We are adopting a new
the Administrator finds necessary for
public.
airworthiness directive (AD) for the safety in air commerce. This regulation
products listed above. This AD results Conclusion is within the scope of that authority
from mandatory continuing We reviewed the available data and because it addresses an unsafe condition
airworthiness information (MCAI) determined that air safety and the that is likely to exist or develop on
issued by an aviation authority of public interest require adopting the AD products identified in this rulemaking
another country to identify and correct as proposed. action.
an unsafe condition on an aviation Differences Between This AD and the Regulatory Findings
product. The MCAI describes the unsafe MCAI or Service Information We determined that this AD will not
condition as:
We have reviewed the MCAI and have federalism implications under
To prevent failure of the wing structure Executive Order 13132. This AD will
and assembly components due to undetected
related service information and, in
general, agree with their substance. But not have a substantial direct effect on
fatigue and corrosion * * *
we might have found it necessary to use the States, on the relationship between
We are issuing this AD to require different words from those in the MCAI the national government and the States,
actions to correct the unsafe condition to ensure the AD is clear for U.S. or on the distribution of power and
on these products. operators and is enforceable. In making responsibilities among the various
DATES: This AD becomes effective May these changes, we do not intend to differ levels of government.
27, 2008. substantively from the information For the reasons discussed above, I
On May 27, 2008, the Director of the provided in the MCAI and related certify this AD:
Federal Register approved the service information. (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory
incorporation by reference of certain We might also have required different action’’ under Executive Order 12866;
publications listed in this AD. actions in this AD from those in the (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under
ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD MCAI in order to follow FAA policies. DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures
docket on the Internet at http:// Any such differences are highlighted in (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and
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www.regulations.gov or in person at a NOTE within the AD. (3) Will not have a significant
Document Management Facility, U.S. economic impact, positive or negative,
Department of Transportation, Docket Costs of Compliance on a substantial number of small entities
Operations, M–30, West Building Based on the service information, we under the criteria of the Regulatory
Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 estimate that this AD will affect 9 Flexibility Act.

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We prepared a regulatory evaluation The MCAI requires that you inspect the wing Other FAA AD Provisions
of the estimated costs to comply with structure and fuselage attachment and repair (g) The following provisions also apply to
this AD and placed it in the AD Docket. any defects that you find. this AD:
Actions and Compliance (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance
Examining the AD Docket (AMOCs): The Manager, Standards Office,
(f) Unless already done, do the following FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs
You may examine the AD docket on actions: for this AD, if requested using the procedures
the Internet at http:// (1) Disassemble the wings from the found in 14 CFR 39.19. Send information to
www.regulations.gov; or in person at the fuselage and inspect the wing structure and ATTN: Karl Schletzbaum, Aerospace
Docket Management Facility between 9 assembly components using instruction No. 1 Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate,
in Robin Aviation Service Bulletin No. 123, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through revision 3, dated December 23, 1999. If any
Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4146; fax: (816)
defects are found, repair following Robin 329–4090. Before using any approved AMOC
docket contains the NPRM, the Aviation Service Bulletin No. 123, revision 3, on any airplane to which the AMOC applies,
regulatory evaluation, any comments dated December 23, 1999. Use the following notify your appropriate principal inspector
received, and other information. The compliance times for the inspection: (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District
street address for the Docket Office (i) For airplanes with less than 4,000 hours Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local
(telephone (800) 647–5527) is in the time-in-service (TIS): When the airplane FSDO.
ADDRESSES section. Comments will be reaches a total of 3,500 hours TIS or within (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement
the next 100 hours TIS after May 27, 2008
available in the AD docket shortly after (the effective date of this AD), whichever
in this AD to obtain corrective actions from
receipt. a manufacturer or other source, use these
occurs later, and thereafter at intervals not to actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 exceed 750 hours TIS. actions are considered FAA-approved if they
(ii) For airplanes with 4,000 hours TIS or are approved by the State of Design Authority
Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation more that have not complied with the special (or their delegated agent). You are required
safety, Incorporation by reference, instruction in paragraph E of Avions Pierre to assure the product is airworthy before it
Robin Service Bulletin No. 123, revision 2,
Safety. is returned to service.
dated November 14, 1995: Within the next (3) Reporting Requirements: For any
Adoption of the Amendment 100 hours TIS after May 27, 2008 (the reporting requirement in this AD, under the
effective date of this AD) and thereafter at provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act
■ Accordingly, under the authority intervals not to exceed 750 hours TIS. (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Office of
delegated to me by the Administrator, (iii) For airplanes with 4,000 hours TIS or Management and Budget (OMB) has
more that have complied with the special
the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as instruction in paragraph E of Avions Pierre
approved the information collection
follows: requirements and has assigned OMB Control
Robin Service Bulletin No. 123, revision 2, Number 2120–0056.
dated November 14, 1995: Within the next
PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS 750 hours TIS after May 27, 2008 (the Related Information
DIRECTIVES effective date of this AD) and thereafter at (h) Refer to MCAI Civil Aviation Authority
intervals not to exceed 750 hours TIS. AD DCA/R2000/28, dated September 28,
■ 1. The authority citation for part 39 (2) When the airplane reaches a total of 2006, and Robin Aviation Mandatory Service
continues to read as follows: 3,500 hours TIS with original wing-to- Bulletin No. 123, revision 3, dated December
fuselage bolts installed or 3,500 hours TIS of 23, 1999, for related information.
Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701.
an airplane since new bolts have been
§ 39.13 [Amended] installed or within the next 100 hours TIS Material Incorporated by Reference
after May 27, 2008 (the effective date of this (i) You must use Robin Aviation
■ 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding AD), whichever occurs later, do a non- Mandatory Service Bulletin No. 123, revision
the following new AD: destructive inspection of the wing-to-fuselage 3, dated December 23, 1999, to do the actions
retaining bolts and replace any bolts that do required by this AD, unless the AD specifies
2008–09–01 Alpha Aviation Design Limited not pass this inspection following instruction otherwise.
(Type Certificate No. A48EU previously No. 2 in Robin Aviation Service Bulletin No. (1) The Director of the Federal Register
held by APEX Aircraft and AVIONS 123, revision 3, dated December 23, 1999. approved the incorporation by reference of
PIERRE ROBIN): Amendment 39–15481; Thereafter, repetitively inspect wing-to- this service information under 5 U.S.C.
Docket No. FAA–2006–26490; fuselage retaining bolts and replace any bolts 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
Directorate Identifier 2006–CE–075–AD. that do not pass this inspection every 750 (2) For service information identified in
Effective Date hours TIS following instruction No. 2 in this AD, contact Alpha Aviation, Ingram
Robin Aviation Service Bulletin No. 123, Road, Hamilton Airport, RD 2, Hamilton
(a) This airworthiness directive (AD) revision 3, dated December 23, 1999. 2021, New Zealand; telephone: 011 64 7 843
becomes effective May 27, 2008.
Note 1: The requirement for a 3,500-hour 7070; fax: 011 64 7 843 8040; Internet:
Affected ADs inspection is a time since new or time since http://www.alphaaviation.co.nz.
(b) None. installation (that is, the TIS of new bolts). (3) You may review copies at the FAA,
(3) Within the next 50 hours TIS after re- Central Region, Office of the Regional
Applicability assembling the wing and thereafter at Counsel, 901 Locust, Room 506, Kansas City,
(c) This AD applies to Model R2160 intervals not to exceed 100 hours TIS, inspect Missouri 64106; or at the National Archives
airplanes, serial numbers 001 through 378, the wing-to-fuselage retaining bolts for and Records Administration (NARA). For
certificated in any category. correct torque settings following instruction information on the availability of this
No. 3 in Robin Aviation Service Bulletin No. material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go
Subject 123, revision 3, dated December 23, 1999. to: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/
(d) Air Transport Association of America The required torque value is 22 ft-lb with nut cfr/ibr-locations.html.
(ATA) Code: 57: Wings. part number 95.24.39.010. Tighten to 16 ft- Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on April
lb (pre-loading) and then torque from 16 to 11, 2008.
Reason 22 ft-lb.
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(e) The mandatory continuing James E. Jackson,


airworthiness information (MCAI) states: FAA AD Differences Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate,
To prevent failure of the wing structure Note 2: This AD differs from the MCAI Aircraft Certification Service.
and assembly components due to undetected and/or service information as follows: No [FR Doc. E8–8509 Filed 4–21–08; 8:45 am]
fatigue and corrosion * * * differences. BILLING CODE 4910–13–P

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