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AUSTRO ENGINE GMBH ENGINES:
Amendment 39-19247; Docket No. FAA-2018-0153; Product Identifier 2018-NE-03-AD.
(a) EFFECTIVE DATE This AD is effective April 27, 2018. (b) AFFECTED ADS None. (c) APPLICABILITY This AD applies to all Austro Engine GmbH model E4 and E4P diesel piston engines. (d) SUBJECT Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 8560, Reciprocating Engine Supercharger. (e) UNSAFE CONDITION This AD was prompted by reports of broken or disconnected turbocharger waste gate control rods on some engines. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the turbocharger waste gate control rod. The unsafe condition, if not addressed, could result in loss of engine thrust control and reduced control of the airplane. (f) COMPLIANCE Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless al- ready done. (g) REQUIRED ACTIONS Within the compliance times identified in Table 1 to paragraph (g) of this AD, and thereafter at intervals not to exceed 250 flight hours (FHs), replace the waste gate controller and control rod circlip in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions, Paragraph 2.1, of Austro Engine GmbH Mandatory Service Bulletin (MSB) No. MSB-E4-022/2, Rev. No. 2, dated November 27, 2017. TABLE 1 TO PARAGRAPH (G) – INITIAL REPLACEMENT COMPLIANCE TIME ______________________________________________________________________ GROUP COMPLIANCE TIME (A OR B, WHICHEVER OCCURS LATER) ______________________________________________________________________ 1 A Within 50 FHs or 2 months, whichever occurs first after the effective date of this AD B Within 250 FHs since first installation on an engine 2 A Within 100 FHs or 5 months, whichever occurs first after the effective date of this AD B Within 250 FHs since first installation on an engine ______________________________________________________________________ (h) INSTALLATION PROHIBITION Do not install on any engine a non-spring loaded waste gate control rod circlip, part number DIN6799-5, after the effective date of this AD. (i) DEFINITIONS For the purpose of this AD, a Group 1 engine is an Austro Engine GmbH model E4-B or E4-C engine installed on a DA 42 M-NG airplane with ex- ternal containers or an E4-A engine. A Group 2 engine is any other Austro Engine GmbH model E4 and E4P engine. (j) CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS ACTIONS You may take credit for replacement of the waste gate controller and control rod circlip required by paragraph (g) of this AD if you performed this action before the effective date of this AD using earlier versions of Austro Engine MSB No. MSB-E4-022. (k) ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF COMPLIANCE (AMOCS) (1) The Manager, ECO Branch, 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 certification office, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (l)(1) of this AD. You may email your request to: ANE-AD-AMOC@faa.gov. (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal in- spector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/certificate holding district office. (l) RELATED INFORMATION (1) For more information about this AD, contact Robert Green, Aerospace Engineer, ECO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781-238-7754; fax: 781-238-7199; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. (2) Refer to European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2017-0250, dated December 18, 2017, for more information. You may examine the EASA AD in the AD docket on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating it in Docket No. FAA-2018-0153. (m) 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) Austro Engine GmbH Mandatory Service Bulletin No. MSB-E4-022/2, Rev. No. 2, dated November 27, 2017. (ii) Reserved. (3) For Austro Engine GmbH service information identified in this AD, contact Austro Engine GmbH, Rudolf-Diesel-Strasse 11, A-2700 Weiner Neustadt, Austria; phone: +43 2622 23000; fax: +43 2622 23000-2711; internet: www.austroengine.at. (4) You may view this service information at FAA, Engine & Propeller Standards Branch, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA. For informa- tion on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781-238- 7759. (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 Burlington, Massachusetts, on April 3, 2018. Robert J. Ganley, Manager, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, Aircraft Certification Service. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Green, Aerospace Engineer, ECO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781-238- 7754; fax: 781-238-7199; email: email@example.com.
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