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Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH Helicopters

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Final rule; correction.


The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that was published in the Federal Register. The AD applies to certain Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH (Eurocopter) Model EC135 helicopters. The reference to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 91.173 in the Required Actions section is incorrect. This document corrects that error. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.


This final rule is effective August 13, 2013. The effective date for AD 2012-11-02 (77 FR 37790, June 25, 2012) remains July 10, 2012.


You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at;​ or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The address for the Docket Office (phone: 800-647-5527) is Document Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.

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Sharon Miles, Aviation Safety Engineer, Rotorcraft Directorate, Regulations and Policy Group, FAA, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76137; phone: (817) 222-5110; fax: (817) 222-5110; email:

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AD 2012-11-02, Amendment 39-17065 (77 FR 37790, June 25, 2012), applies to certain Eurocopter Model EC135 helicopters. AD 2012-11-02 currently requires, in part, visually checking the ring frame which connects the tail rotor Fenestron housing to the tailboom for a crack before further flight and thereafter at each preflight check, and allows this check to be performed by a pilot if certain regulatory recordkeeping requirements are met. As such, AD 2012-11-02 currently includes the following as the last sentence under paragraph (f)(1): “The record must be maintained as required by 14 CFR 91.173, 121.380, or 134.439.”

As published, the reference to 14 CFR 91.173 is incorrect. The correct reference is to 14 CFR 91.417.

No other part of the preamble or regulatory information has been changed; therefore, only the changed portion of the final rule is being published in the Federal Register.

Correction of Regulatory Text


In the Federal Register of June 25, 2012, on page 37792, in the third column, the last sentence of paragraph (f)(1) is corrected to read as follows:

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The record must be maintained as required by 14 CFR 91.417, 121.380, or 135.439.

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Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on August 2, 2013.

Lance T. Gant,

Acting Manager, Rotorcraft Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service.

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[FR Doc. 2013-19447 Filed 8-12-13; 8:45 am]