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in-flight checks of instrument accuracy, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION England Executive Park, Burlington, MA
including: 01803; e-mail: james.lawrence@faa.gov;
• Preflight check of the accuracy of both Federal Aviation Administration telephone (781) 238–7176, fax (781)
the primary and backup altimeter against 238–7199.
known airfield elevation and against each 14 CFR Part 39 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA
other. proposed to amend 14 CFR part 39 by
[Docket No. FAA–2005–21242; Directorate
• Verification of airspeed indications superseding AD 2006–02–08R1,
Identifier 2005–NE–09–AD; Amendment 39–
consistent with prevailing conditions at 15442; AD 2008–07–01] Amendment 39–14721 (71 FR 46390,
startup, during taxi, and prior to takeoff. August 14, 2006), with a proposed AD.
• ‘‘Airspeed alive’’ check and reasonable RIN 2120–AA64
The proposed AD applies to certain
indications during takeoff roll.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca Turbomeca Arriel 1B, 1D, 1D1, and 1S1
• Maintenance of current altimeter setting
Arriel 1B, 1D, 1D1, and 1S1 Turboshaft turboshaft engines. We published the
in both primary and backup altimeters.
Engines proposed AD in the Federal Register on
• Cross-check of primary and backup
March 9, 2007 (72 FR 10622). That
altimeters at each change of altimeter setting AGENCY: Federal Aviation action proposed to require:
and prior to entering instrument Administration (FAA), Department of • Initial and repetitive position
meteorological conditions (IMC). Transportation (DOT). checks of the 2nd stage turbine blades
• Cross-check of primary and backup
ACTION: Final rule. on Turbomeca Arriel 1B, 1D, 1D1, and
altimeters and validation against other
available data, such as glideslope intercept
1S1 turboshaft engines.
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an • Replacement of 2nd stage turbines
altitude, prior to conducting any instrument existing airworthiness directive (AD) for on 1B and 1D1 engines only.
approach. certain Turbomeca Arriel 1B, 1D, 1D1, • Initially replacing 2nd stage
• Periodic cross-checks of primary and and 1S1 turboshaft engines. That AD turbines in Arriel 1B, 1D, and 1D1
backup airspeed indicators, preferably in currently requires initial and repetitive turboshaft engines.
combination with altimeter cross-checks. position checks of the gas generator 2nd
For flight operations under instrument stage turbine blades on all Turbomeca Examining the AD Docket
flight rules (IFR) or in conditions in which Arriel 1B, 1D, 1D1, and 1S1 turboshaft You may examine the AD docket on
visual reference to the horizon cannot be engines. That AD also currently requires the Internet at http://
reliably maintained (that is IMC, night
initial and repetitive replacements of www.regulations.gov; or in person at the
operations, flight operations over water, in
2nd stage turbines on 1B, 1D, and 1D1 Docket Operations office between 9 a.m.
haze or smoke) and the pilot has reasons to
engines only. This AD requires adding and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday,
suspect that any source (PFD or back-up
a 3,000 hour life limit to Arriel 1B 2nd except Federal holidays. The AD docket
instruments) of attitude, airspeed, or altitude
stage turbine blades. This AD results contains this AD, the regulatory
is not functioning properly, flight under IFR
from reports of failures of second stage evaluation, any comments received, and
or in these conditions must not be initiated
(when condition is determined on the
turbine blades. We are issuing this AD other information. The street address for
ground) and further flight under IFR or in
to prevent failures of the 2nd stage the Docket Operations office (telephone
these conditions is prohibited until
turbine blades, which could result in (800) 647–5527) is provided in the
equipment is serviced and functioning uncommanded in-flight engine ADDRESSES section. Comments will be
properly. shutdown, and subsequent forced available in the AD docket shortly after
Operation of aircraft not equipped with autorotation landing or accident. receipt.
operating backup (or standby) attitude, DATES: This AD becomes effective April
Comments
altimeter, and airspeed indicators that are 30, 2008. The Director of the Federal
located where they are readily visible to the Register approved the incorporation by We provided the public the
pilot is prohibited. reference of certain publications listed opportunity to participate in the
Pilots must frequently scan and crosscheck in the regulations as of April 30, 2008. development of this AD. We received no
flight instruments to make sure the The Director of the Federal Register comments on the proposal or on the
information depicted on the PFD correlates previously approved the incorporation determination of the cost to the public.
and agrees with the information depicted on by reference of Turbomeca Mandatory Addition of an Optional Terminating
the backup instruments. Alert Service Bulletins A292 72 0809, Action
Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on March Update 1, dated October 4, 2005; and
A292 72 0810, dated March 24, 2004; as We have added to the AD, an option
13, 2008.
of February 28, 2006 (71 FR 3754, to terminate the repetitive position
David R. Showers, check requirements by installing a new
January 24, 2006).
Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, turbine, part number (P/N) 0 292 25 039
Aircraft Certification Service. ADDRESSES: You can get the service
0.
information identified in this AD from
[FR Doc. E8–5701 Filed 3–25–08; 8:45 am] Turbomeca, 40220 Tarnos, France; Correction of a Typographical Error in
BILLING CODE 4910–13–P telephone (33) 05 59 74 40 00, fax (33) the Costs of Compliance
05 59 74 45 15. We corrected the number of turbine
The Docket Operations office is replacements in the Costs of
located at Docket Management Facility, Compliance from 587 to 571, and
U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 changed the total cost from $3,905,240
New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building to $3,769,760.
Ground Floor, Room W12–140,
Conclusion
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Washington, DC 20590–0001.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: We have carefully reviewed the
James Lawrence, Aerospace Engineer, available data and determined that air
Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine safety and the public interest require
and Propeller Directorate, 12 New adopting the AD as proposed.

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Costs of Compliance responsibilities among the various Effective Date


We estimate that this AD will affect levels of government. (a) This airworthiness directive (AD)
721 engines installed on helicopters of For the reasons discussed above, I becomes effective April 30, 2008.
U.S. registry. We also estimate that it certify that this AD:
(1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory Affected ADs
will take about 2 work-hours per engine
action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (b) This AD supersedes AD 2006–02–08R1,
to inspect all 721 engines and 40 work-
(2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under Amendment 39–14721 (71 FR 46390, August
hours per engine to replace about 571 14, 2006).
2nd stage turbines on 1B and 1D1 DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures
engines, and that the average labor rate (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and Applicability
is $80 per work-hour. Required parts (3) Will not have a significant
(c) This AD applies to Turbomeca Arriel 1B
would cost about $3,200 per engine. economic impact, positive or negative,
engines fitted with 2nd stage turbine
Based on these figures, we estimate the on a substantial number of small entities modification TU 148, and Arriel 1D, 1D1,
total cost of the AD to U.S. operators to under the criteria of the Regulatory and 1S1 engines that do not incorporate TU
be $3,769,760. Flexibility Act. 347. Arriel 1B engines are installed on, but
We prepared a summary of the costs not limited to, Eurocopter France AS–350B
Authority for This Rulemaking to comply with this AD and placed it in and AS–350A ‘‘Ecureuil’’ helicopters. Arriel
Title 49 of the United States Code the AD Docket. You may get a copy of 1D engines are installed on, but not limited
specifies the FAA’s authority to issue this summary at the address listed to, Eurocopter France AS–350B1 ‘‘Ecureuil’’
rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, under ADDRESSES. helicopters. Arriel 1D1 engines are installed
Section 106, describes the authority of on, but not limited to, Eurocopter France AS–
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 350B2 ‘‘Ecureuil’’ helicopters. Arriel 1S1
the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII,
Aviation Programs, describes in more Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation engines are installed on, but not limited to,
detail the scope of the Agency’s safety, Incorporation by reference, Sikorsky Aircraft S–76A and S–76C
authority. Safety. helicopters.
We are issuing this rulemaking under Adoption of the Amendment Unsafe Condition
the authority described in Subtitle VII, (d) This AD results from reports of failures
Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701, ■ Accordingly, under the authority of second stage blades. We are issuing this
‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that delegated to me by the Administrator, AD to prevent failures of the 2nd stage
section, Congress charges the FAA with the Federal Aviation Administration turbine blades, which could result in
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: uncommanded in-flight engine shutdown,
air commerce by prescribing regulations and subsequent forced autorotation landing
for practices, methods, and procedures PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS or accident.
the Administrator finds necessary for DIRECTIVES
Compliance
safety in air commerce. This regulation ■ 1. The authority citation for part 39
is within the scope of that authority (e) You are responsible for having the
continues to read as follows: actions required by this AD performed within
because it addresses an unsafe condition
that is likely to exist or develop on Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. the compliance times specified unless the
products identified in this rulemaking actions have already been done.
§ 39.13 [Amended]
action. Initial Relative Position Check of 2nd Stage
■ 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by Turbine Blades
Regulatory Findings removing Amendment 39–14721 (71 FR
(f) Do an initial relative position check of
We have determined that this AD will 46390, August 14, 2006) and by adding
the 2nd stage turbine blades using the
not have federalism implications under a new airworthiness directive, Turbomeca mandatory alert service bulletins
Executive Order 13132. This AD will Amendment 39–15442, to read as (ASBs) specified in the following Table 1. Do
not have a substantial direct effect on follows: the check before reaching any of the intervals
the States, on the relationship between 2008–07–01 Turbomeca: Amendment 39– specified in Table 1 or within 50 hours time-
the national government and the States, 15442. Docket No. FAA–2005–21242; in-service after the effective date of this AD,
or on the distribution of power and Directorate Identifier 2005–NE–09–AD. whichever occurs later.

TABLE 1.—INITIAL AND REPETITIVE RELATIVE POSITION CHECK INTERVALS OF 2ND STAGE TURBINE BLADE
Turbomeca engine Initial relative position check interval Repetitive interval Mandatory Alert Service Bulletin
model

Arriel 1B (modified Within 1,200 hours time-since-new Within 200 hours time-in-service-since- A292 72 0807, Update 1, dated Octo-
per TU 148). (TSN) or time-since-overhaul (TSO) last-relative-position-check ber 26, 2006.
or 3,500 cycles-since-new (CSN) or (TSLRPC).
cycles-since-overhaul (CSO), which-
ever occurs earlier.
Arriel 1D1 and Arriel Within 1,200 hours TSN or TSO or Within 150 hours TSLRPC ................... A292 72 0809, Update No. 1, dated
1D. 3,500 CSN or CSO, whichever oc- October 4, 2005.
curs earlier.
Arriel 1S1 ................ Within 1,200 hours TSN or TSO or Within 150 hours TSLRPC ................... A292 72 0810, dated March 24, 2004.
3,500 CSN or CSO, whichever oc-
curs earlier.
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Repetitive Relative Position Check of 2nd Criteria for Overhauled 2nd Stage Turbines (p) Contact James Lawrence, Aerospace
Stage Turbine Blades (k) Do the following to overhauled 2nd Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA,
(g) Recheck the relative position of 2nd stage turbines, referenced in paragraphs (i) Engine and Propeller Directorate, 12 New
stage turbine blades at the TSLRPC intervals and (j) of this AD: England Executive Park, Burlington, MA
specified in Table 1 of this AD, using the (1) You must install new blades in the 2nd 01803; e-mail: james.lawrence@faa.gov;
mandatory ASBs indicated. stage turbines of overhauled Arriel 1D and telephone (781) 238–7176, fax (781) 238–
1D1 engines. 7199, for more information about this AD.
Credit for Previous Relative Position Checks
(2) You may install either overhauled Material Incorporated by Reference
(h) Relative position checks of 2nd stage blades with fewer than 3,000 total hours TSN
turbine blades done using Turbomeca Service (q) You must use the service information
or new blades in the 2nd stage turbines of
Bulletin A292 72 0263, Update 1, 2, 3, or 4, specified in Table 2 of this AD to perform the
overhauled Arriel 1B engines.
or A292 72 0807, dated March 24, 2004, actions required by this AD.
comply with the initial requirements of Relative Position Check Continuing (1) The Director of the Federal Register
paragraph (f) of this AD. Compliance Requirements approved the incorporation by reference of
(l) All 2nd stage turbines, including those Turbomeca Mandatory Alert Service Bulletin
Initial Replacement of 2nd Stage Turbines A292 72 0807, Update 1, dated October 26,
that are new or overhauled, must continue to
on Arriel 1B, 1D, and 1D1 Engines 2006, in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and
comply with the actions specified in
(i) Initially replace the 2nd stage turbine paragraphs (f), (g), and (j) of this AD. 1 CFR part 51.
with a new or overhauled 2nd stage turbine (2) The Director of the Federal Register
as follows: Optional Terminating Action previously approved the incorporation by
(1) Before accumulating 1,500 hours TSN (m) Installing a new turbine, P/N 0 292 25 reference of Turbomeca Mandatory Alert
or TSO on the module for Arriel 1D and 1D1 039 0, reference TU 347, terminates the Service Bulletins A292 72 0809, Update 1,
engines. requirements to perform the repetitive dated October 4, 2005; and A292 72 0810,
(2) Before accumulating 2,200 hours TSN actions specified in paragraphs (g) and (j) of dated March 24, 2004; as of February 28,
or TSO on the module or 3,000 total hours this AD. 2006 (71 FR 3754, January 24, 2006).
TSN on the 2nd stage turbine blades, (3) Contact Turbomeca, 40220 Tarnos,
whichever occurs first, for Arriel 1B engines. Alternative Methods of Compliance France; telephone (33) 05 59 74 40 00, fax
(n) The Manager, Engine Certification (33) 05 59 74 45 15 for a copy of this service
Repetitive Replacements of 2nd Stage information. You may review copies at the
Office, has the authority to approve
Turbines on Arriel 1B, 1D, and 1D1 Engines FAA, New England Region, 12 New England
alternative methods of compliance for this
(j) Thereafter, replace the 2nd stage turbine AD if requested using the procedures found Executive Park, Burlington, MA; or at the
with a new or overhauled 2nd stage turbine in 14 CFR 39.19. National Archives and Records
within every 1,500 hours TSN or TSO on the Administration (NARA). For information on
module for Arriel 1D and 1D1 engines, and Related Information the availability of this material at NARA, call
within every 2,200 hours TSN or TSO on the (o) The EASA airworthiness directive 202–741–6030, or go to: http://
module or 3,000 total hours TSN on the 2nd 2007–0018R1, dated August 14, 2007, also www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-
stage turbine blades, for Arriel 1B engines. addresses the subject of this AD. locations.html.

TABLE 2.—INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE


Turbomeca Mandatory Alert Service Bulletin No. Page Update No. Date

A292 72 0807, Total Pages: 18 ............................................ ALL ........................................ 1 ............................................ October 26, 2006.
A292 72 0809, Total Pages: 18 ............................................ ALL ........................................ 1 ............................................ October 4, 2005.
A292 72 0810, Total Pages: 14 ............................................ ALL ........................................ Original .................................. March 24, 2004.

Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on ACTION: Final rule. an inspection before reaching 4000 hours
March 17, 2008. TIS.
Ann C. Mollica, SUMMARY: We are adopting a new
airworthiness directive (AD) for the We are issuing this AD to require
Acting Manager, Engine and Propeller actions to correct the unsafe condition
Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. products listed above. This AD results
from mandatory continuing on these products.
[FR Doc. E8–5819 Filed 3–25–08; 8:45 am]
airworthiness information (MCAI) DATES: This AD becomes effective April
BILLING CODE 4910–13–P
issued by an aviation authority of 30, 2008.
another country to identify and correct On April 30, 2008, the Director of the
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION an unsafe condition on an aviation Federal Register approved the
product. The MCAI describes the unsafe incorporation by reference of certain
Federal Aviation Administration condition as: publications listed in this AD.
A CAP 10B experienced an emergency ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD
14 CFR Part 39 landing after its front fuel tank collapsed and docket on the Internet at http://
rendered inoperative the left rudder pedals www.regulations.gov or in person at
[Docket No. FAA–2008–0056 Directorate which were blocked in neutral position.
Identifier 2007–CE–096–AD; Amendment Investigation and the metallurgical
Document Management Facility, U.S.
39–15446; AD 2008–07–05] examination revealed that the fuel tank straps Department of Transportation, Docket
had fractured as a result of fatigue. The tank Operations, M–30, West Building
RIN 2120–AA64 support straps had logged around 7000 hours Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200
time-in-service (TIS). New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington,
Airworthiness Directives; APEX DGAC France Airworthiness Directive (AD) DC 20590.
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Aircraft Model CA 10B Airplanes F–2004–071 was issued to introduce a 4000


hour life-limit for the tank support straps and FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
AGENCY: Federal Aviation to require replacement of straps which had Sarjapur Nagarajan, Aerospace Engineer,
Administration (FAA), Department of exceeded this life-limit. Since then, a front FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901
Transportation (DOT). tank support has been found damaged during Locust, Room 301, Kansas City,

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