Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) (formerly Rolls-Royce plc) Dart 528-7E, 529-7H, -7E, -8E, -8H, -8X, -8Y, -8Z, 529D-7E, -7H, -8E, -8H, -8X, -8Y, -8Z, 531, 532-2L, -7, -7N, -7P, -7L, -7R, 535-2, -7R, 542-4, -4K, -10, -10J, -10K, 552-2, 552-7, and -7R turboprop engines. This AD requires removal of any Sermetel coating (Omat 7/46) from certain high pressure (HP) turbine discs and intermediate pressure (IP) turbine discs, and inspection of discs after coating removal. This AD is prompted by reports of Sermetel coating (Omat 7/46) applied to certain turbine discs which, if allowed to remain on the discs would react adversely with the disc dry film lubricant, and could result in uncontained HP or IP turbine disc failure, resulting in possible damage to the airplane. We are issuing this AD to prevent uncontained HP or IP turbine disc failure, which could result in damage to the airplane.
This AD becomes effective September 30, 2003.
You may get the service information identified in this AD from Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, Eschenweg 11, D-15827 Dahlewitz, Germany; Tel: 49-33-7086-1768; Fax: 49-33-7086-3356.
You may examine the AD docket at the FAA, New England Region, Office of the Regional Counsel, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
James Lawrence, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine and Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803-5299; telephone (781) 238-7176; fax (781) 238-7199.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The FAA proposed to amend 14 CFR Part 39 with a proposed AD. The proposed AD applies to RRD (formerly Rolls-Royce plc) Dart 528-7E, 529-7H, -7E, -8E, -8H, -8X, -8Y, -8Z, 529D-7E, -7H, -8E, -8H, -8X, -8Y, -8Z, 531, 532-2L, -7, -7N, -7P, -7L, -7R, 535-2, -7R, 542 -4, -4K, -10, -10J, -10K, 552-2, 552-7, and -7R turboprop engines. We published the proposed AD in the Federal Register on May 5, 2003 (68 FR 23620). That action proposed to require removal of any Sermetel coating (Omat 7/46) from certain HP turbine discs and IP turbine discs, and inspection of discs after coating removal.
We provided the public the opportunity to participate in the development of this AD. We received no comments on the proposal or on the determination of the cost to the public.
We have carefully reviewed the available data and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD as proposed.
Changes to 14 CFR Part 39—Effect on the AD
On July 10, 2002, the FAA published a new version of 14 CFR part 39 (67 FR 47997, July 22, 2002), which governs the FAA's AD system. That regulation now includes material that relates to altered products, special flight permits, and alternative methods of compliance. The material previously was included in each individual AD. Since the material is included in 14 CFR part 39, we will not include it in future AD actions.
We have determined that this AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will 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 that this AD:
(1) Is not a “significant regulatory action” under Executive Order 12866;
(2) Is not a “significant rule” under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and
(3) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
We prepared a summary of the costs to comply with this AD and placed it in the AD Docket. You may get a copy of this summary by sending a request to us at the address listed under ADDRESSES. Include “AD Docket No. 2003-NE-10-AD” in your request.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39End List of Subjects
Adoption of the AmendmentStart Amendment Part
Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the Federal Aviation Administration amendsEnd Amendment Part Start Part
PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVESEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part
2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD):End Amendment Part
2003-17-11 Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG: Amendment 39-13286. Docket No. 2003-NE-10-AD.
(a) This AD becomes effective September 30, 2003.
(c) This AD applies to Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) (formerly Rolls-Royce plc) Dart 528-7E, 529-7H, -7E, Start Printed Page 51151-8E, -8H, -8X, -8Y, -8Z, 529D-7E, -7H, -8E, -8H, -8X, -8Y, -8Z, 531, 532-2L, -7, -7N, -7P, -7L, -7R, 535-2, -7R, 542-4, -4K, -10, -10J, -10K, 552-2, 552-7, and -7R turboprop engines with a high pressure (HP) turbine disc or intermediate pressure (IP) turbine disc that has a serial number (SN) listed in Table 1 of this AD installed. These engines are installed on, but not limited to, BAE Systems (Operations) Limited, Model HS 748 Series 2A and 2B airplanes, Fokker Aircraft B.V., F.27 Friendship Mark 200, 400, 500, and 600 airplanes, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model G-159 “Gulfstream I” airplanes, Maryland Air Industries, Inc. F-7F, F-27A, F-27G, F-27J, F-27M, FH-227B, FH-227C, FH-227D, and FH-227E airplanes, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd Model YS-11, YS-11A-200, YS-11A-300, YS-11A-500, and YS-11A-600 airplanes. Table 1 follows:
|Turbine disc serial number||Turbine disc stage||Date when coating was applied||Turbine disc cycles-since-new when coating was applied|
|DETN128||HP||31. Mar 01||4356|
|DETN155||HP||22. Jun 99||0|
|DETN3541||HP||17. Apr 01||2850|
|DETN3542||HP||16. Jan 01||6053|
|LA759||HP||27. Oct 00||5858|
|LP219||HP||23. Nov 99||6688|
|LW376||HP||21. Jul 99||3302|
|LX484||HP||22. Feb 00||4632|
|LZ299||HP||23. Dec 99||5839|
|LZ404||HP||13. Jul 01||630|
|LZ555||HP||30. Aug 00||2158|
|LZ564||HP||15. Mar 01||4204|
|SG612||HP||20. Apr 00||5735|
|SH195||HP||16. Dec 99||5349|
|DETN25||IP||30. Aug 00||2158|
|DETN238||IP||31. Mar 01||4356|
|DETN240||IP||18. Apr 01||0|
|DETN944||IP||04. Mar 00||2200|
|DETN2666||IP||17. Apr 01||2850|
|DETN5538||IP||16. Jul 01||630|
|DETN6400||IP||14. Apr 99||0|
|LA407||IP||22. Jun 00||5736|
|LA858||IP||27. Oct 00||5858|
|LB99||IP||13. Aug 99||9093|
|LE284||IP||24. Dec 99||5679|
|LN87||IP||10. May 99||5829|
|LP519||IP||23. Nov 99||6688|
|LW517||IP||22. Dec 99||5865|
|LX214||IP||09. Dec 00||6498|
|LX379||IP||22. Feb 00||4632|
|LZ248||IP||23. Dec 99||5839|
|LZ385||IP||17. Oct 01||9072|
|LZ603||IP||22. Jun 99||0|
|SG554||IP||20. Apr 00||5735|
|SH863||IP||16. Dec 99||5349|
(d) This AD is prompted by reports of Sermetel coating (Omat 7/46) applied to certain turbine discs which, if allowed to remain on the discs would react adversely with the disc dry film lubricant, causing uncontained HP or IP turbine disc failure, which could result in damage to the airplane. We are issuing this AD to prevent HP or IP turbine disc failure, which could result in damage to the airplane.
(e) You are responsible for having the actions required by this AD performed within the compliance times specified unless the actions have already been done.
Determining if Action Is Required
(f) Within 60 days after the effective date of this AD, determine the SN of the HP turbine disc and the IP turbine disc. If none of the HP and IP turbine discs with SNs listed in Table 1 are installed in the engine, no further action is required.
(g) If one or more of the discs with SNs listed in Table 1 of this AD are installed in the engine, do the following:
(1) If the engine has had a full overhaul of the turbine after the shop visit at which the Sermetel coating (Omat 7/46) was applied, no further action is required.
(2) If only the HP turbine disc is listed in Table 1, and the engine has RRD Service Bulletin No. Da72-533, Revision 3, dated October 2001, incorporated, no further action is required.
Removal of Sermetel Coating and Disc Inspection
(3) Before accumulating 10,000 flight cycles since the coating was applied, completely remove Sermetel coating (Omat 7/46) from HP turbine discs and LP turbine discs. Information on coating removal can be found in RRD Overhaul Processes Manual, Overhaul Process 114.
(4) Visually inspect HP turbine discs and LP turbine discs, and return to service discs that pass inspection. Information on disc pass or fail inspection criteria can be found in the RRD Engine Overhaul Manual, Chapter 72-6-1.
Alternative Methods of Compliance
(h) Alternative methods of compliance must be requested in accordance with 14 CFR part 39.19, and must be approved by the Manager, Engine Certification Office, FAA.
Material Incorporated by Reference
(j) The subject of this AD is addressed in LBA airworthiness directive LTA 2003-015, dated February 6, 2003.Start Signature
Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on August 19, 2003.
Francis A. Favara,
Acting Manager, Engine and Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 03-21741 Filed 8-25-03; 8:45 am]
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