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MOONEY AVIATION COMPANY, INC. (MOONEY):
Amendment 39-16958; Docket No. FAA-2012-0182; Directorate Identifier 2012-CE-005-AD.
(a) EFFECTIVE DATE This AD is effective February 29, 2012 to all persons except those persons to whom it was made immediately effective by Emergency AD 2012-03-52, issued on February 10, 2012, which contained the requirements of this amendment. (b) AFFECTED ADS None. (c) APPLICABILITY This AD applies to the following Mooney Aviation Company, Inc. airplanes, certificated in any category: ______________________________________________________________________ MODELS SERIAL NOS. ______________________________________________________________________ (1) M20R.................................. 29-0465 through 29-0519. (2) M20TN................................. 31-0003 through 31-0127. ______________________________________________________________________ (d) SUBJECT Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC)/Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 55; Stabilizers. (e) UNSAFE CONDITION This AD was prompted by a report of an incident on a Mooney Model M20TN airplane regarding failure of the tail pitch trim assembly. We are issuing this AD to detect incorrect positioning and improper attachment of the trim fitting, hinge, and filler plate of the tail pitch trim assembly; and detect improper security of the Huck Bolt fasteners to prevent failure of the tail pitch trim assembly, which could result in loss of control. (f) COMPLIANCE Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) INSPECTION Before further flight after receipt of this AD, inspect the trim fitting, hinge, and filler plate of the tail pitch trim assembly for correct positioning and proper attachment; and also inspect that the Huck Bolt fasteners are properly secured following Mooney Aviation Company, Inc. Service Bulletin No. M20-313, dated February 7, 2012. (h) CORRECTIVE ACTION If during the inspection required in paragraph (g) of this AD you find incorrect positioning or improper attachment of the trim fitting, hinge, and filler plate of the tail pitch trim assembly; and/or you find loose or improperly installed Huck Bolt fasteners, before further flight, contact Mooney for FAA-approved repair instructions and perform the repair. Use the contact information found in paragraph (n)(2) of this AD. (i) REPORTING REQUIREMENT Within 24 hours after the inspection required in paragraph (g) of this AD, send the inspection results to Mooney and to the FAA using the following contact information. Use the form on page 4 of Mooney Aviation Company, Inc. Service Bulletin No. M20-313, dated February 7, 2012, to comply with this AD action: (1) Mooney Aviation Company, Inc., 165 Al Mooney Road North, Kerrville, Texas 78028; telephone: (830) 896-6000 email: technicalsupport@mooney. com; Internet: www.mooney.com; and (2) Andrew McAnaul, Aerospace Engineer, ASW-150 (c/o MIDO-43), 10100 Reunion Place, Suite 650, San Antonio, Texas 78216; telephone: (210) 308-3365; facsimile: (210) 308-3370; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. (j) SPECIAL FLIGHT PERMIT Special flight permits are prohibited for this AD. (k) PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT BURDEN STATEMENT A federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection of information displays a current valid OMB Control Number. The OMB Control Number for this information collection is 2120-0056. Public reporting for this collection of information is estimated to be approximately 5 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, completing and reviewing the collection of information. All responses to this collection of information are mandatory. Comments concerning the accuracy of this burden and suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to the FAA at: 800 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20591, Attn: Information Collection Clearance Officer, AES-200. (l) ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF COMPLIANCE (AMOCS) (1) The Manager, Fort Worth ACO, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the ACO, send it to the attention of the person identified in the Related Information section of this AD. (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/certificate holding district office. (m) RELATED INFORMATION For more information about this AD, contact Andrew McAnaul, Aerospace Engineer, ASW-150 (c/o MIDO-43), 10100 Reunion Place, Suite 650, San Antonio, Texas 78216; telephone: (210) 308-3365; facsimile: (210) 308 -3370; email: email@example.com. (n) MATERIAL INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (1) You must use Mooney Aviation Company, Inc. Service Bulletin No. M20-313, dated February 7, 2012, to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Mooney Aviation Company, Inc., 165 Al Mooney Road North, Kerrville, Texas 78028; telephone: (830) 896-6000; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Internet: www.mooney.com. (3) You may review copies of the referenced service information at the FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (816) 329-4148. (4) You may also review copies of the service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr_locations.html. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on February 16, 2012. Earl Lawrence, Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew McAnaul, Aerospace Engineer, ASW -150 (c/o MIDO-43), 10100 Reunion Place, Suite 650, San Antonio, Texas 78216; telephone: (210) 308-3365; facsimile: (210) 308-3370; email: email@example.com.
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