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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, proposed AD. The commenter asks
SW., Washington, DC. which SB is correct.
Federal Aviation Administration FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Honeywell International Inc. SB No.
Joseph Costa, Aerospace Engineer, Los TFE731–72–3369RWK, Revision 6,
14 CFR Part 39 Angeles Aircraft Certification Office, dated June 26, 2002, is the correct SB.
FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, It was initially distributed only to
[Docket No. FAA–2004–18019; Directorate Honeywell-authorized service centers.
Identifier 2003–NE–65–AD; Amendment 39– 3960 Paramount Blvd., Lakewood CA
90712–4137; telephone: (562) 627–5246; We believe Honeywell corrected the
14004; AD 2005–05–15]
fax: (562) 627–5210. distribution of this SB and it is now
RIN 2120–AA64 available to anyone that wants a copy,
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We
through Honeywell Engines and
proposed to amend 14 CFR part 39 with
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell Systems at the address listed under
a proposed AD. The proposed AD
International Inc. TFE731–2 and –3 ADDRESSES in this AD.
applies to Honeywell International Inc. We reviewed the information in SB
Series Turbofan Engines (formerly AlliedSignal Inc. and Garrett No. TFE731–72–3367 that the
AGENCY: Federal Aviation Turbine Engine Co.) TFE731–2 and –3 commenter thought pertains to this AD,
Administration (FAA), DOT. series turbofan engines with certain and found that it does not pertain to this
ACTION: Final rule.
P/N LPT stage 1 disks installed. We AD.
published the proposed AD in the
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new Federal Register on June 16, 2004 (69 Clarification of the Compliance for the
airworthiness directive (AD) for FR 33590). That action proposed to Initial and Repetitive Inspections
Honeywell International Inc. (formerly require for TFE731–2 and –2C series For clarification of the compliance for
AlliedSignal Inc. and Garrett Turbine engines, initial and repetitive the initial and repetitive inspections,
Engine Co.) TFE731–2 and –3 series measurements and calculations to paragraphs (f)(1) and (g)(1), we have
turbofan engines with certain part determine acceptance, and adjustment reworded the first half of the sentences
number (P/N) low pressure turbine or replacement if necessary, of the LPT from ‘‘Measure and determine the
(LPT) stage 1 disks installed. This AD stage 1 nozzle assembly. That action acceptance of the LPT stage 1 nozzle
requires for TFE731–2 and –2C series also proposed to require for TFE731–3, assembly ‘‘to Measure throat
engines, initial and repetitive –3A, –3AR, –3B, –3BR, and –3R series dimensions, airflow, and determine
measurements and calculations to engines, replacement of LPT stage 1 serviceability, of the LPT stage 1 nozzle
determine acceptance, and adjustment disks with serviceable disks. Also, that assembly’’.
or replacement if necessary, of the LPT action proposed to allow replacement of
the LPT stage 1 disk with a disk having Clarification of the Compliance for
stage 1 nozzle assembly. This AD also
a part number not listed in the AD as TFE731–3B and –3BR Series Engines
requires for TFE731–3, –3A, –3AR, –3B,
–3BR, and –3R series engines, optional terminating action to the For clarification of the compliance for
replacement of LPT stage 1 disks with repetitive actions. TFE731–3B and –3BR series engines, we
serviceable disks. This AD also allows have moved references to TFE731–3B
Examining the AD Docket
replacement of the LPT stage 1 disk and –3BR series engines disk
with a disk having a part number not You may examine the docket that replacement, from paragraph (h) to
listed in the AD as optional terminating contains the AD, any comments paragraph (i). Also, for clarification, we
action to the repetitive actions. This AD received, and any final disposition in have moved the phrase ‘‘after the
results from a report of an uncontained person at the DMS Docket Offices effective date of this AD’’ to the
failure of the LPT stage 1 disk installed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday beginning of paragraph (h) and
in a TFE731–3–1H turbofan engine. We through Friday, except Federal holidays. paragraph (i) and deleted the phrase ‘‘or
are issuing this AD to prevent additional The Docket Office (telephone (800) 647– at disk life limit’’ because it was
uncontained failure of the LPT stage 1 5227) is located on the plaza level of the redundant with the ‘‘next access’’
disk, and possible damage to the Department of Transportation Nassif compliance time. We have also changed
airplane. Building at the street address stated in paragraph (i) of the AD from stating
ADDRESSES. Comments will be available ‘‘For TFE731–3B and –3BR series
DATES: This AD becomes effective April in the AD docket shortly after the DMS engines, no replacement LPT stage 1
18, 2005. The Director of the Federal receives them. disk is available for disk P/N 3073497–
Register approved the incorporation by All. Conversion from the TFE731–3B
reference of certain publications listed Comments
and –3BR series engines to the TFE731–
in the regulations as of April 18, 2005. We provided the public the 3C series engine changes the turbine
ADDRESSES: Contact Honeywell Engines opportunity to participate in the rotor configuration to allow installation
and Systems (formerly AlliedSignal Inc. development of this AD. We have of a serviceable LPT stage 1 disk’’, to
and Garrett Turbine Engine Co.) considered the comments received. stating:
Technical Publications and Distribution, ‘‘(i) For TFE731–3B and –3BR series
M/S 2101–201, P.O. Box 52170, Question About Which Service Bulletin
Is Correct engines, do the following:
Phoenix, AZ 85072–2170; telephone: (i)(1) After the effective date of this
(602) 365–2493 (General Aviation), One commenter states that the service AD, replace LPT stage 1 disk, P/N
(602) 365–5535 (Commercial Aviation), bulletin (SB) referenced in the proposed 3073497–All, with a serviceable LPT
fax: (602) 365–5577 (General Aviation), AD seems to be incorrect. The stage 1 disk, at next MPI, or at next
(602) 365–2832 (Commercial Aviation) commenter was able to find references access to the LPT stage 1 nozzle
for the service information identified in to the subject matter of the proposed AD assembly, or before December 31, 2011,
this AD. in Honeywell International Inc. SB No. whichever occurs first.
You may examine the AD docket on TFE731–72–3367, instead of Honeywell (i)(2) Perform the actions specified in
the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov or in International Inc. SB No. TFE–72– paragraph (i)(1) of this AD, by
Room PL–401 on the plaza level of the 3369RWK, which is referenced in the converting the TFE731–3B and –3BR

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series engines to a TFE731–3C series because it addresses an unsafe condition and Garrett Turbine Engine Co.) TFE731–2
engine. This conversion allows the that is likely to exist or develop on and –2C series, and TFE731–3, –3A, –3AR,
installation of a serviceable LPT stage 1 products identified in this rulemaking –3B, –3BR, and –3R series turbofan engines,
with low pressure turbine (LPT) stage 1
disk.’’ action. disks, part numbers (P/Ns) 3072070–All,
Service Bulletin References Added to Regulatory Findings 3072351–All, 3073013–All, 3073113–All,
the Optional Terminating Action 3073497–All, and 3074103–All, (where All
We have determined that this AD will denotes all dash numbers), installed. These
We added three service bulletin not have federalism implications under engines are installed on, but not limited to,
references to Optional Terminating Executive Order 13132. This AD will the following airplanes:
Action paragraph (j), of the AD. not have a substantial direct effect on Avions Marcel Dassault Falcon 10 and
Paragraph (j) now states ‘‘Information on the States, on the relationship between Mystere Falcon 50 series
installing a serviceable disk can be the national government and the States, Learjet 31, 35, 36, and 55 series
found in Honeywell International Inc. or on the distribution of power and Lockheed-Georgia 1329–25 series
SB No. TFE731–72–3704, SB No. Israel Aircraft Industries 1124 series and
responsibilities among the various 1125 Westwind series
TFE731–72–3705, and SB No. TFE731– levels of government. Cessna Model 650, Citations III and VI
72–3706, all dated September 15, 2004.’’ For the reasons discussed above, I Raytheon British Aerospace HS–125 series
Conclusion certify that this AD: Sabreliner NA–265–65
(1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory Unsafe Condition
We have carefully reviewed the action’’ under Executive Order 12866;
available data, including the comments (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under (d) This AD results from a report of an
received, and determined that air safety uncontained failure of the LPT stage 1 disk
DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures installed in a TFE731–3–1H turbofan engine.
and the public interest require adopting (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and We are issuing this AD to prevent
the AD with the changes described (3) Will not have a significant uncontained failure of the LPT stage 1 disk,
previously. We have determined that economic impact, positive or negative, and possible damage to the airplane.
these changes will neither increase the on a substantial number of small entities
economic burden on any operator nor Compliance
under the criteria of the Regulatory
increase the scope of the AD. Flexibility Act. (e) You are responsible for having the
actions required by this AD performed within
Costs of Compliance We prepared a summary of the costs the compliance times specified unless the
to comply with this AD and placed it in actions have already been done.
There are about 5,462 TFE731–2 and the AD Docket. You may get a copy of
–3 series turbofan engines of the this summary at the address listed Initial Inspection for TFE731–2 and –2C
affected design in the worldwide fleet. under ADDRESSES. Series Engines
We estimate that 3,572 engines installed (f) For TFE731–2 and –2C series engines
on airplanes of U.S. registry will be List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 with LPT stage 1 disk, P/N 3072070–All, or
affected by this AD. We also estimate Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation 3073013–All, installed, at the next major
that it will take about 8 work hours per periodic inspection (MPI) or at next access to
safety, Incorporation by reference, the LPT stage 1 nozzle assembly, after the
engine to perform the measurements Safety.
and calculations during major periodic effective date of this AD, whichever occurs
Adoption of the Amendment first, but not to exceed 2,200 hours time-in-
inspection (MPI), and about 2 work
service (TIS) since the last LPT stage 1 nozzle
hours per engine to replace the disk ■ Accordingly, under the authority assembly inspection, do the following:
during MPI. The average labor rate is delegated to me by the Administrator, (1) Measure throat dimensions, air flow,
$65 per work hour. Required the Federal Aviation Administration and determine serviceability of the LPT stage
replacement parts will cost about amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: 1 nozzle assembly using paragraphs 2.A.(3)
$30,000 per engine. We expect about through 2.A.(5) of Honeywell International
1,900 engines to have the LPT stage 1 Inc. Service Bulletin (SB) No. TFE731–72–
PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS 3369RWK, Revision 6, dated June 26, 2002;
disk replaced. Based on these figures, DIRECTIVES and
we estimate the total cost of the AD to
■ 1. The authority citation for part 39 (2) If necessary, adjust the LPT stage 1
U.S. operators to be $58,151,000. nozzle assembly using paragraph 2.B of
continues to read as follows: Honeywell International Inc. SB No.
Authority for This Rulemaking
Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. TFE731–72–3369RWK, Revision 6, dated
Title 49 of the United States Code June 26, 2002, or replace with a serviceable
specifies the FAA’s authority to issue § 39.13 [Amended] LPT stage 1 nozzle assembly.
rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, ■ 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding Repetitive Inspections for TFE731–2 and –2C
Section 106, describes the authority of the following new airworthiness Series Engines
the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, directive: (g) Thereafter, for TFE731–2 and –2C series
Aviation Programs, describes in more
2005–05–15 Honeywell International Inc.: engines, at every MPI, but not to exceed
detail the scope of the Agency’s 2,200 hours TIS since the last LPT stage 1
Amendment 39–14004. Docket No.
authority. FAA–2004–18019; Directorate Identifier nozzle assembly inspection, do the following:
We are issuing this rulemaking under 2003–NE–65–AD. (1) Measure throat dimensions, air flow,
the authority described in Subtitle VII, and determine serviceability of the LPT stage
Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701, Effective Date 1 nozzle assembly using paragraphs 2.A.(3)
‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) through 2.A.(5) of Honeywell International
section, Congress charges the FAA with becomes effective April 18, 2005. Inc. SB No. TFE731–72–3369RWK, Revision
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in 6, dated June 26, 2002; and
Affected ADs (2) If necessary, adjust the LPT stage 1
air commerce by prescribing regulations nozzle assembly using paragraph 2.B of
(b) None.
for practices, methods, and procedures Honeywell International Inc. SB No.
the Administrator finds necessary for Applicability TFE731–72–3369RWK, Revision 6, dated
safety in air commerce. This regulation (c) This AD applies to Honeywell June 26, 2002, or replace with a serviceable
is within the scope of that authority International Inc. (formerly AlliedSignal Inc. LPT stage 1 nozzle assembly.

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Disk Replacement for TFE731–3, –3A, –3AR, on installing a serviceable disk can be found approve alternative methods of compliance
and –3R Series Engines in Honeywell International Inc. SB No. for this AD if requested using the procedures
(h) After the effective date of this AD, for TFE731–72–3704, SB No. TFE731–72–3705, found in 14 CFR 39.19.
TFE731–3, –3A, –3AR, and –3R series and SB No. TFE731–72–3706, all dated
September 15, 2004. Material Incorporated by Reference
engines with LPT stage 1 disk, P/N 3072351–
All, 3073113–All, or 3074103–All, installed, (n) You must use the Honeywell Engines
Definitions
replace the LPT stage 1 disk with a and Systems service information specified in
(k) For the purposes of this AD: Table 1 of this AD to perform the
serviceable disk, at next MPI, or at next (1) Next access to the LPT stage 1 nozzle
access to the LPT stage 1 nozzle assembly, or measurements, adjustments, calculations,
assembly is defined as when the low- and replacements required by this AD. The
before December 31, 2011, whichever occurs pressure tie-shaft is unstretched.
first. Director of the Federal Register approved the
(2) A serviceable LPT stage 1 disk is incorporation by reference of the document
Disk Replacement for TFE731–3B and –3BR defined as a disk having a part number not in Table 1 of this AD in accordance with 5
Series Engines listed in this AD. U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. Contact
(3) A serviceable LPT stage 1 nozzle Honeywell Engines and Systems Technical
(i) For TFE731–3B and –3BR series assembly is defined as an LPT stage 1 nozzle
engines, do the following: Publications and Distribution, M/S 2101–
assembly that passes the acceptance 201, P.O. Box 52170, Phoenix, AZ 85072–
(1) After the effective date of this AD, referenced in paragraphs (f)(1) and (g)(1) of
replace LPT stage 1 disk, P/N 3073497–All, 2170; telephone: (602) 365–2493 (General
this AD.
with a serviceable LPT stage 1 disk, at next Aviation), (602) 365–5535 (Commercial
MPI, or at next access to the LPT stage 1 Additional Information Aviation), fax: (602) 365–5577 (General
nozzle assembly, or before December 31, (l) For additional information regarding the Aviation), (602) 365–2832 (Commercial
2011, whichever occurs first. training and tooling recommended to Aviation), for a copy of this service
(2) Perform the actions specified in perform the inspection and adjustment of the information. You may review copies at the
paragraph (i)(1) of this AD, by converting the LPT stage 1 nozzle assembly, contact Docket Management Facility; U.S.
TFE731–3B and –3BR series engines to a Honeywell Engines, Systems & Services, Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh
TFE731–3C series engine. This conversion Customer Support Center, M/S 26–06/2102– Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL–401,
allows the installation of a serviceable LPT 323, P.O. Box 29003, Phoenix, AZ 85038– Washington, DC 20590–001, on the internet
stage 1 disk. 9003, Telephone: (Domestic) 1–800–601– at http://dms.dot.gov, or at the National
3099 (International) 1–602–365–3099, FAX: Archives and Records Administration
Optional Terminating Action (NARA). For information on the availability
1–602–365–3343.
(j) As optional terminating action to the of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030,
repetitive inspections required by this AD, Alternative Methods of Compliance or go to: http://www.archives.gov/
replace the applicable LPT stage 1 disk with (m) The Manager, Los Angeles Aircraft federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/
a more robust serviceable disk. Information Certification Office, has the authority to ibr_locations.html. Table 1 follows:

TABLE 1.—INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE


Honeywell Service Bulletin No. Page Revision Date

TFE731–72–3369RWK ............................................................................................................. 1–2 6 June 26, 2002.


3 5 August 9, 2001.
4–5 6 June 26, 2002.
6–14 5 August 9, 2001.

Related Information ACTION: Final rule. ADDRESSES: For service information


(o) None. identified in this AD, contact AvCraft
Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new Aerospace GmbH, P.O. Box 1103, D–
March 3, 2005. airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 82230 Wessling, Germany.
Jay J. Pardee, Dornier Model 328–300 series airplanes. Docket: The AD docket contains the
This AD requires performing repetitive proposed AD, comments, and any final
Manager, Engine and Propeller Directorate,
Aircraft Certification Service. inspections for discrepancies of the heat disposition. You can examine the AD
pack rotor assembly and rotor drive docket on the Internet at http://
[FR Doc. 05–4686 Filed 3–11–05; 8:45 am]
clips of the brake unit of the main dms.dot.gov, or in person at the Docket
BILLING CODE 4910–13–P
landing gear (MLG), and replacing the Management Facility, U.S. Department
assembly if any discrepancy is found. of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street,
This AD is prompted by reports of SW., room PL–401, on the plaza level of
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
cracking and breakage of the heat pack the Nassif Building, Washington, DC.
Federal Aviation Administration rotor assemblies. We are issuing this AD This docket number is FAA–2004–
to find and fix discrepancies of the heat 19568; the directorate identifier for this
14 CFR Part 39 pack rotor assembly of the brake unit of docket is 2004–NM–112–AD.
the MLG and consequent loss of braking FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dan
[Docket No. FAA–2004–19568; Directorate
capability, which could result in the Rodina, Aerospace Engineer,
Identifier 2004–NM–112–AD; Amendment
39–14000; AD 2005–05–11] airplane overrunning the runway during International Branch, ANM–116, FAA,
take-off or landing. Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601
RIN 2120–AA64 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington
DATES: This AD becomes effective April 98055–4056; telephone (425) 227–2125;
Airworthiness Directives; Dornier 18, 2005. fax (425) 227–1149.
Model 328–300 Series Airplanes
The incorporation by reference of a SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA
AGENCY: Federal Aviation certain publication listed in the AD is proposed to amend 14 CFR part 39 with
Administration (FAA), Department of approved by the Director of the Federal an AD for certain Dornier Model 328–
Transportation (DOT). Register as of April 18, 2005. 300 series airplanes. That action,

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