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2018-04-09 PACIFIC AEROSPACE LIMITED:
Amendment 39-19205; Docket No. FAA-2017-1184; Product Identifier 2017-CE-029-AD.

(a) EFFECTIVE DATE

    This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective April 12, 2018.

(b) AFFECTED ADS

    None.

(c) APPLICABILITY

    This AD  applies  to  Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes,
    all serial numbers up to XL217, certificated in any category.

(d) SUBJECT

    Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Code 79: Engine Oil.

(e) REASON

    This AD was prompted by mandatory continuing airworthiness information
    (MCAI)  originated  by an  aviation  authority of  another  country to
    identify and correct an unsafe  condition on an aviation product.  The
    MCAI  describes  the  unsafe  condition  as  incorrectly  marked   and
    annunciated low oil pressure indication warnings. We are issuing  this
    AD to  prevent engine  oil pressure  from dropping  below safe limits,
    which could cause possible engine damage or failure.

(f) ACTIONS AND COMPLIANCE

    Unless already  done, do  the following  actions in  paragraphs (f)(1)
    through (4) of this AD, as applicable:

(1) For  airplanes  with  Pilots Operating Handbook (POH) AIR 2825: Within
    the next 30 days after April 12, 2018 (the effective date of this AD),
    insert Pacific Aerospace temporary revisions XL/POH/00/001, XL/POH/02/
    001, and XUPOH/03/001,  into the Pacific Aerospace Limited (PAL) 750XL
    POH AIR 2825 as specified  in Pacific Aerospace Temporary Revision In-
    struction Letter, dated August 2017.

(2) For  airplanes  with  Pilots Operating Handbook (POH) AIR 3237: Within
    the next 30 days after April 12, 2018 (the effective date of this AD),
    insert  Pacific Aerospace temporary revisions XL/POH/00/001, XUPOH/02/
    001, XUPOH/03/001,  and XUPOH/03/002,  into the PAL 750XL POH AIR 3237
    as  specified  in  Pacific  Aerospace  Temporary  Revision Instruction
    Letter, dated August 2017.

(3) For Pacific Aerospace 750XL airplanes up to serial number XL217: With-
    in the next 100 hours time-in-service (TIS)  after April 12, 2018 (the
    effective date of this AD)  or  within the next 12 months  after April
    12, 2018 (the effective date of this AD),  whichever occurs first, re-
    place the pressure switch  for the low oil pressure light  per the in-
    structions in  Part A  of  Pacific Aerospace Limited Mandatory Service
    Bulletin (PALMSB) PACSB/XL/088, dated August 11, 2017.

(4) For Pacific Aerospace 750XL airplanes up to serial number XL217 fitted
    with PIN INS 60-8 oil pressure/temperature indicator: Within the  next
    100 hours TIS after April 12, 2018 (the effective date of this AD)  or
    within the next 12 months after April 12, 2018 (the effective date  of
    this AD), whichever occurs first, replace the oil pressure/temperature
    indicator per the instructions in Part B of PALMSB PACSB/XL/088, dated
    August 11, 2017.

(g) OTHER FAA AD PROVISIONS

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:

(1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, Small Airplane
    Standards Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD,
    if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Send informa-
    tion to  ATTN: Mike Kiesov,  Aerospace Engineer,  FAA,  Small Airplane
    Standards Branch,  901 Locust,  Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106;
    telephone: (816) 329-4144; fax: (816) 329-4090; email: mike.kiesov@faa
    .gov. Before using any approved AMOC on any airplane to which the AMOC
    applies,  notify your appropriate principal inspector (PI)  in the FAA
    Flight Standards District Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI,  your  local
    FSDO.

(2) Contacting the Manufacturer:  For any requirement in this AD to obtain
    corrective  actions   from  a   manufacturer,  the   action  must   be
    accomplished using a  method approved by  the Manager, Small  Airplane
    Standards Branch, FAA; or The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which is
    the aviation authority for New Zealand.

(h) RELATED INFORMATION

    Refer to CAA MCAI AD No. DCA/750XL/19,  dated  September 7, 2017,  for
    related information.  The MCAI can be found  in the AD docket  on  the
    internet at https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FAA-2017-1184-0002.

(i) MATERIAL INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

(1) The Director of the Federal Register  approved  the  incorporation  by
    reference (IBR) of  the service information  listed in this  paragraph
    under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.

(2) You must use  this service information as applicable to do the actions
    required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise.

(i) Pacific Aerospace Mandatory Service Bulletin (MSB) PACSB/XL/088, dated
    August 11, 2017.

(ii) Pacific Aerospace Temporary Revision Instruction Letter, dated August
     2017, which includes Pacific Aerospace temporary revisions XL/POH/00/
     001, XUPOH/02/001, XUPOH/03/001, and XUPOH/03/002.

(3) For  Pacific Aerospace service information identified in this AD, con-
    tact Pacific Aerospace Limited,  Airport Road,  Hamilton,  Private Bag
    3027, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand;  telephone +64 7 843 6144; facsimile
    +64 7 843 6134; email pacific@aerospace.co.nz; internet www.aerospace.
    co.nz.

(4) You may view this service information at the FAA Policy and Innovation
    Division, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106.  For information on
    the availability of this material at the FAA,  call (816) 329-4148. In
    addition,  you can access this service information  on the internet at
    http://www.regulations.gov by searching for  and  locating  Docket No.
    FAA-2017-1184.

(5) You  may  view  this  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, 2018.  Pat Mullen, Acting
Deputy Director, Policy & Innovation Division, Aircraft Certification Ser-
vice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Mike Kiesov,  Aerospace  Engineer,  FAA,
Small Airplane Standards Branch, 901 Locust, Rm 301, Kansas City, Missouri
64106; telephone: (816) 329-4144; fax: (816) 329-4090; email: mike.kiesov@
faa.gov.
PREAMBLE 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2017-1184; Product Identifier 2017-CE-029-AD; Amendment
39-19205; AD 2018-04-09]
RIN 2120-AA64

Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pacific
Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes. This AD results from mandatory
continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation
authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe
condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe
condition as incorrectly marked and annunciated low oil pressure
indication warnings. We are issuing this AD to require actions to
address the unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: This AD is effective April 12, 2018.
The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by
reference of certain publications listed in the AD as of April 12,
2018.

ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the internet at http://
www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2017-
1184; or in person at Docket Operations, U.S. Department of
Transportation, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200
New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.
For service information identified in this AD, contact Pacific
Aerospace Limited, Airport Road, Hamilton, Private Bag 3027, Hamilton
3240, New Zealand; telephone: +64 7 843 6144; facsimile: +64 7 843
6134; email: pacific@aerospace.co.nz; internet: www.aerospace.co.nz.
You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Policy and
Innovation Division, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For
information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (816)
329-4148. It is also available on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov
by searching for Docket No. FAA-2017-1184.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Kiesov, Aerospace Engineer, FAA,
Small Airplane Standards Branch, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City,
Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329-4144; fax: (816) 329-4090; email:
mike.kiesov@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR
part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to Pacific Aerospace Limited
Model 750XL airplanes. The NPRM was published in the Federal Register
on December 15, 2017 (82 FR 59555). The NPRM proposed to correct an
unsafe condition for the specified products and was based on mandatory
continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation
authority of another country. The MCAI states:

The low oil pressure warnings are incorrectly marked and
annunciated on certain Pacific Aerospace 750XL aircraft. This [CAA]
AD introduces the requirements in Pacific Aerospace Mandatory
Service Bulletin (MSB) PACSB/XL/088, dated 11 August 2017, to
correct low oil pressure indication warnings.

The MCAI can be found in the AD docket on the internet at: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FAA-2017-184-002.

Comments

We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing
this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of
the cost to the public.

Conclusion

We reviewed the relevant data and determined that air safety and
the public interest require adopting the AD as proposed except for
minor editorial changes. We have determined that these minor changes:
Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the
NPRM for correcting the unsafe condition; and
Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was
already proposed in the NPRM.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

We reviewed Pacific Aerospace Mandatory Service Bulletin (MSB)
PACSB/XL/088, dated August 11, 2017; and Pacific Aerospace Temporary
Revision Instruction Letter, dated August 2017, which includes Pacific
Aerospace temporary revisions XL/POH/00/001, XUPOH/02/001, XUPOH/03/
001, and XUPOH/03/002. The service bulletin describes procedures for
adjustment or replacement of the low oil pressure light, pressure
switch, and indicator. The temporary revision instruction letter
contains revisions that correct the reference to the incorrect
instrument markings in the Pilots Operating Handbook (POH). This
service information is reasonably available because the interested
parties have access to it through their normal course of business or by
the means identified in the ADDRESSES section of the AD.

Costs of Compliance

We estimate that this AD will affect 22 products of U.S. registry.
We also estimate that it would take about 2 work-hours per product to
comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate
is $85 per work-hour. Required parts would cost about $500 per product.
Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD on U.S.
operators to be $14,740, or $670 per product.

Authority for This Rulemaking

Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA's authority to
issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the
authority of the FAA Administrator. ``Subtitle VII: Aviation
Programs,'' describes in more detail the scope of the Agency's
authority.
We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in
``Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: General
requirements.'' Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing
regulations for practices, methods, and procedures
the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This
regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses
an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products
identified in this rulemaking action.
This AD is issued in accordance with authority delegated by the
Executive Director, Aircraft Certification Service, as authorized by
FAA Order 8000.51C. In accordance with that order, issuance of ADs is
normally a function of the Compliance and Airworthiness Division, but
during this transition period, the Executive Director has delegated the
authority to issue ADs applicable to small airplanes, gliders,
balloons, airships, domestic business jet transport airplanes, and
associated appliances to the Director of the Policy and Innovation
Division.

Regulatory Findings

We 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 this AD:
(1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive
Order 12866,
(2) Is not a ``significant rule'' under the DOT Regulatory Policies
and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979),
(3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and
(4) 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.

Examining the AD Docket


You may examine the AD docket on the internet at http://www.regulations.
gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2017-
1184; or in person at Docket Operations between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains
the NPRM, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other
information. The street address for Docket Operations (telephone (800)
647-5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in
the AD docket shortly after receipt.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by
reference, Safety.

Adoption of the Amendment

Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the
Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows:

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows:

Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701.

Sec. 39.13 [Amended]

2. The FAA amends Sec. 39.13 by adding the following new AD: