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HONDA AIRCRAFT COMPANY LLC:
Amendment 39-19338; Docket No. FAA-2018-0688; Product Identifier 2018-CE-026-AD.
(a) EFFECTIVE DATE This AD is effective August 13, 2018. (b) AFFECTED ADS None. (c) APPLICABILITY This AD applies to Honda Aircraft Company LLC Model HA-420 airplanes with a serial number in the range of 42000011 through 42000112, certificated in any category. (d) SUBJECT Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC)/Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 05, Time Limits. (e) UNSAFE CONDITION This AD was prompted by a report that several required maintenance tasks were omitted from "Airworthiness Limitations-Inspection/Check" (Airworthiness Limitations section 05-60-00), of the Honda Aircraft Company HA-420 Airworthiness Limitation and Inspection Manual (ALIM), with a revision level prior to C1 and dated earlier than May 1, 2018. We are issuing this AD to prevent failures in various airplane systems including but not limited to the hydraulic and ice protection systems, which could result in loss of control of the airplane. (f) COMPLIANCE Comply with the action of this AD within 30 days after August 13, 2018 (the effective date of this AD) or within 15 hours time-in-service (TIS) after August 13, 2018 (the effective date of this AD), whichever occurs first, unless already done. The airworthiness limitations section revision required in paragraph (g) of this AD contains new and reduced inspection intervals. Once you comply with paragraph (g) of this AD, if the hours TIS of your airplane exceed the threshold of any new limitation, you are required to comply with the replacement times or inspection intervals before further flight. This includes, but is not limited to, the following revised inspections: (1) The 600-hour TIS interval ice protection system check, AMM Task Reference 30-10-01-700-801, previously located in the Scheduled Inspections section 05-20-00, has been relocated to the Airworthiness Limitations section 05-60-00, and reduced to a 300-hour TIS interval. (2) The 600-hour TIS interval hydraulic power system check (AMM Task Reference 29-00-01-700-801), previously located in the Scheduled Inspections section 05-20-00, has been relocated to the Airworthiness Limitations section 05-60-00 and revised to AMM Task Reference 29-00 -01-700-802. (g) AIRWORTHINESS LIMITATIONS REVISION Revise the airworthiness limitations section of the maintenance program by replacing Airworthiness Limitations section 05-60-00 with an issue date earlier than May 1, 2018, with Airworthiness Limitations section 05-60-00, "Airworthiness Limitation-Inspection/Check," dated May 1, 2018. Incorporating these airworthiness limitations makes them mandatory (reference 14 CFR 43.16 and 14 CFR 91.403(c)). Note 1 to paragraph (g) of this AD: Airworthiness Limitations section 05- 60-00 is contained in the Honda Aircraft Company, Inc. Model HA-420 ALIM. (h) NO ALTERNATIVE ACTIONS OR INTERVALS After revising the airworthiness limitations section as required by paragraph (g) of this AD, no alternative replacement times or inspection intervals may be approved unless the actions and/or intervals are approved as an alternative method of compliance in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (k)(1) of this AD. (i) CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS ACTIONS Actions accomplished before the effective date of this AD in accordance with the 600-hour TIS ice protection system check, AMM Task Reference 30-10-01-700-801 located in the Scheduled Inspections section 05-20-00, is considered acceptable for compliance with the 300-hour TIS interval ice protection system check, AMM Task Reference 30-10-01-700-801 located in the Airworthiness Limitations section 05 -60-00, dated May 1, 2018, if: (1) The wing anti-ice crossflow valve (WAIXV) passed the functionality check contained in the procedure; and (2) The airplane has not exceeded 300 hours TIS since the ice protection check was last performed. (j) SPECIAL FLIGHT PERMIT Special flight permits are prohibited. (k) ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF COMPLIANCE (AMOCS) (1) The Manager, Atlanta ACO 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) of this AD. (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 For more information about this AD, contact Samuel Kovitch, Aerospace Engineer, Atlanta ACO Branch, FAA, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, Georgia 30337; phone (404) 474-5570; fax (404) 474-5605; email samuel. email@example.com. (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) Honda Aircraft Company, Inc. Model HA-420 Airworthiness Limitation and Inspection Manual "Airworthiness Limitations-Inspection/Check," (Air- worthiness Limitations section (05-60-00)), dated May 1, 2018. (ii) Reserved. (3) For Honda Aircraft Company LLC service information identified in this AD, contact Honda Aircraft Company LLC, 6430 Ballinger Rd, Greensboro, North Carolina 27410; telephone (336) 662-0246; internet: http://www. hondajet.com. (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. (5) You may view the service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For infor- mation 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 July 19, 2018. Pat Mullen, Aircraft Certification Service, Acting Deputy Director, Policy and Innovation Division, AIR-601. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Samuel Kovitch, Aerospace Engineer, Atlanta ACO Branch, FAA, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, Georgia 30337 phone: (404) 474-5570; fax: (404) 474-5605; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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