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PIPER PA-28-181 AD’s LIST

AD 77-01-01
Airworthiness Directive
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

Amendment 39-2796; AD 77-01-01

Airworthiness Directives; Piper Models PA-28-140, PA-28-150, PA-28-160, PA-28-180, PA-


28-151, PA-28-181, PA-28-235, PA-28R-200, and PA-32-300 Airplanes
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AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT

DATES: Effective January 7, 1977.

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77-01-01 PIPER AIRCRAFT CORPORATION: Amendment 39-2796. Applies to Model PA-


28-140 serial numbers 28-7225001 through 7725086; Model PA-28-150/160/180 serial
numbers 28-7205001 through 7505259; Model PA-28-151 serial numbers 28-7415001
through 7715200; Model PA-28-181 serial numbers 28-7690001 through 7790192; Model
PA-28-235 serial numbers 28-721001 through 7610181; Model PA-28R-200 serial numbers
28R-7235001 through 7635459; Model PA-32-260 serial numbers 32-7200001 through
7700005; and Model PA-32-300 serial numbers 32-7240001 through 7740012 certificated in
all categories.

Compliance required as indicated.

To prevent possible fuel exhaustion due to an erroneous fuel quantity gauge indication,
accomplish the following:

(a) Within the next 10 hours' time in service after the effective date of this AD, unless (b)
and/or (c) have been accomplished, attach the following Placard to the instrument panel
near the fuel quantity gauges, in clear view of the pilot, using 1/8" minimum size type:

"WARNING
FUEL GAUGES MAY INDICATE AS MUCH AS
2 1/2 GALLONS WHEN TANKS ARE EMPTY."
The placard may be fabricated by the owner/operator or Piper Part Number 35669-14 may
be used.
(b) Within the next 200 hours' time in service or 12 months, whichever occurs first, after the
effective date of this AD, check each of the fuel quantity gauges for proper calibration in
accordance with the following procedures. These checks may be performed by the pilot.

(1) Place the airplane on a known level area in an approximately static level condition.

(2) Insure that each fuel tank contains a minimum of five (5) gallons of fuel.

(3) Start the engine and run at 1000 rpm for approximately two (2) minutes. Alternator
portion of split master switch must be on.

(4) Shut down the engine but leave the master switch on during steps (5), (6) and (7).

(5) Defuel each airplane fuel tank.


CAUTION: Insure that the aircraft and the defueling vehicle are properly grounded and
insure that proper fire protection equipment is available.

(6) Repeat (3).

(7) With the engine running, determine the fuel quantity indication for each gauge.

(8) If the gauges indicate zero (0) or below, no further action is required. Return the airplane
to service.

(9) If a gauge indicates above zero (0), accomplish (c), or replace the erroneous gauge with
a serviceable gauge, which has the appropriate Piper Part Number and is identified with a
white dot on the lower right hand corner of the face.

(c) The fuel quantity gauges that do not meet (b)(9) must be calibrated to a zero (0)
indication in accordance with FAA approved Piper instructions by an FAA approved facility
or by an FAA authorized Piper Aircraft Corporation employee.

(d) When (b) and/or (c) have been accomplished, the placard required by (a) may be
removed.

(e) Alternate method of compliance must be approved by the Chief, Engineering and
Manufacturing Branch, Federal Aviation Administration, Southern Region.

Piper Service Bulletin 533 also pertains to this same subject.

This amendment becomes effective January 7, 1977.

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AD 77-23-03
Airworthiness Directive
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

Amendment 39-3071; AD 77-23-03

Airworthiness Directives; Piper Models PA-28-140, PA-28-151, PA-28-161, PA-28-180, PA-


28-181, PA-28-235, PA-28R-180, PA-28R-200, PA-28R-201, PA-28R-201T, PA-32-260, PA-
32-300, PA-32R-300, PA-34-200, and PA-34-200T Airplanes
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AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT

DATES: Effective November 14, 1977.

Regulatory Information

77-23-03 PIPER AIRCRAFT CORPORATION: Amendment 39-3071. Applies to Model PA-


28-140 serial numbers 28-25001 through 28-7725172; Model PA-28-151 serial numbers 28-
7415001 through 28-7615435; Model PA-28-161 serial numbers 28-7716001 through 28-
7716071; Model PA-28-180 serial numbers 28-5153 through 28-7505260; Model PA-28-181
serial numbers 28-7690001 through 28-7790363; Model PA-28-235 serial numbers 28-
7310001 through 28-7710016; Model PA-28R-180 serial numbers 28R-30737 through 28R-
7130013; Model PA-28R-200 serial numbers 28R-35001 through 28R-7635512; Model PA-
28R-201 serial numbers 28R-7737001 through 28R-7737023; Model PA-28R-201T serial
numbers 28R-7703001 through 28R-7703043; Model PA-32-260 serial numbers 32-1111
through 32-7700013; Model PA-32-300 serial numbers 32-40566 through 32-7740040;
Model PA-32R-300 serial numbers 32R-6780001 through 32R-7780215; Model PA-34-200
serial numbers 34-7250001 through 34-7450220; and Model PA-34-200T serial numbers 34-
7570001 through 34-7770163, airplanes certificated in all categories.

To prevent a power loss due to thermal contraction binding a control rod end, accomplish
the following:

(a) Within the next 25 hours time in service after the effective date of this A.D., unless
already accomplished, perform the following check:

(1) Gain access to the engine by opening or removing the cowling as required to check the
engine control rod end bearings in the engine compartment.
(2) Check the rod end bearings attached to the Mixture, Throttle, and Prop Governor (if
applicable) Control Cables. (Refer to the picture below.)

(i) If a rod end bearing, as identified in the figure below as number two (2) (Brass Ball
Retainer) or as number three (3) (Silver Ball Retainer) is installed, then no further action is
required. Make appropriate log book entry.

(ii) If a rod end bearing, as identified in the figure below as number one (1) with a raised ball
retainer is installed, have it removed and replaced with an approved serviceable bearing
which is identified in the figure below as number two (2) or number three (3). Refer to the
appropriate Piper Service Manual for replacement and rigging instructions.

(b) An alternate method of compliance must be approved by the Chief, Engineering and
Manufacturing Branch, Federal Aviation Administration, Southern Region.

The checks in this A.D. may be accomplished by the pilot and appropriate log book entries
made in accordance with FAR 91.173. Replacement and rigging must be accomplished by a
person authorized by FAR 43.3.

This amendment becomes effective November 14, 1977.


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AD 79-07-02
Airworthiness Directive
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

Amendment 39-3442; AD 79-07-02

Airworthiness Directives; ESB WISCO, INCORPORATED: Applies To Those Batteries


Manufactured During
December 1978, January and February 1979
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DATES: Effective April 3, 1979.

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79-07-02 ESB WISCO, INCORPORATED: Amendment 39-3442. EXIDE AC 78M and


WILLARD W 78M BATTERIES. Applies to those batteries manufactured during December
1978, January and February 1979, identified by the figures N-8, A-9, or B-9 stamped on
either terminal post. They may be installed in, but not limited to, the following aircraft:

Aero Commander 1960 on - various models,


Bellanca 1959 on - various models,
Callair 1964 on - various models,
Champion 7 series models: 7GC, 7HC, etc.,
Enstrom F-28 series, possible other models,
Helio All series,
Lake Amphibian Model C-1 and LA-4,
Navion Rangemaster and others,
Piper Cherokee and Pawnee PA-28 and PA-25,
but not limited to these models,
Rockwell All models,
Stinson All models,
Wing Derringer models.

Compliance is required as follows. Remove from service before next flight and replace with
any approved battery of comparable rating.

This amendment becomes effective April 3, 1979.


AD 79-13-03
Airworthiness Directive
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

Amendment 39-3485; AD 79-13-03

Airworthiness Directives; Piper Models PA-28-161, PA-28-181, PA-28-236, PA-28-201T, PA-


28R-201, PA-28R-201T, PA-28RT-201, and PA-28RT-201T Airplanes
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AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT

DATES: Effective June 8, 1979.

Regulatory Information

79-13-03 PIPER AIRCRAFT CORPORATION: Amendment 39-3485. Applies to the


following Piper models of aircraft certificated in all categories: PA-28-161, S/N 28-7816340
through 28-7916410; PA-28-181, S/N 28-7890276 through 28-7990429; PA-28-236, S/N 28-
7911001 through 28-7911167; PA-28-201T, S/N 28-7921001 through 28-7921028; PA-28R-
201, S/N 28R-7837150 through 28R-7837317; PA-28R-201T, S/N 28R-7803185 through
28R-7803373; PA-28RT-201, S/N 28R-7918001 through 28R-7918128; PA-28RT-201T, S/N
28R-7931001 through 28R-7931187.

Compliance is required as indicated, unless already accomplished.

To prevent a potential fire hazard, accomplish the following:

(a) Prior to the next flight after the effective date of this AD and prior to each flight thereafter
until compliance with the requirements of paragraph (b)(1) through (b)(7) have been
accomplished, check for evidence of fuel leaks, wetting, fuel stains, and/or fumes at inboard
area of both wings, and in the cabin area. Make appropriate maintenance record entry.

(b) If, as a result of checks required by paragraph (a), leakage, wetting, fuel stains or fumes
are evident, accomplish the following prior to further flight:

(1) Gain access to all Parker-Hannifin unions (identified D1 or D1PH6) located at inboard
areas of both wings, under the left cabin side panel and in the spar box area. For 201T
models only, include vent line fitting at lower aft corner of the door.
(2) Torque each fitting to the requirements of Table I.

(3) Measure the distance between the face of union and face of tubing fitting. Refer to Figure
I.

(4) If torque and/or dimensions are not in accordance with the requirements of Table I and
Figure I, comply with paragraph (c).

(5) Fill the airplane tanks full of fuel and run engine for three (3) to five (5) minutes on each
tank.

(6) Inspect fittings for leakage and if no leaks are found, no further action is necessary
except for the appropriate maintenance record entry.

(7) If leakage is still evident, comply with the requirements of paragraph (c).

(c) If as a result of checks or inspections required by this Airworthiness Directive, the fittings
or unions are found damaged, they continue to leak, or they do not comply with the
requirements of Table I and Figure I, correct in accordance with (1), (2), or (3) below and
accomplish paragraphs (b)(4), (b)(5), and (b)(6).

(1) Remove the leaking union and replace it using a standard "AN" fitting as outlined in AC
43.13-1A, paragraphs 393 and 709, or

(2) Replace with Piper preswaged and preseated tube and union and apply thread lube as
outlined in Table II. Carefully align the tube, snug up the nut finger tight, and tighten the nut
one (1) to two (2) flats (1/6 to 1/3 of a turn). Maintain dimensional tolerance of Figure I, or

(3) Repair by using the same size Parker-Hannifin unions and fittings which have not been
preswaged or preseated. Apply thread lube as outlined in Table II, snug up the nut finger
tight, and using a tube wrench tighten the nut one and one-quarter (1-1/4) turns.

(d) Within the next 100 hours time in service after the effective date of this Airworthiness
Directive, comply with the requirements of paragraphs (b)(1) through (b)(7), unless already
accomplished.

(e) Checks specified in paragraph (a) may be accomplished by the pilot.

(f) Compliance with the provisions of this Airworthiness Directive may be accomplished in an
equivalent manner approved by the Chief, Engineering and Manufacturing Branch, Southern
Region.

TABLE I
TUBE SIZE APPLIED TORQUE EQUIPMENT
1/4 OD 75-95 inch pounds Use a tubing crows foot
3/8 OD 175-195 inch pounds
TABLE II
Slip spray lubricant (Dupont), or equivalent.
Ferulube (Parker-Hannifin), or equivalent.
Apply the lubricant to the male connector thread.
Do not allow lubricant to enter the throat of the connector seat or contact the ferrule seat face.

Piper Service Bulletin No. 638 pertains to this subject.

This amendment becomes effective June 8, 1979, except those for whom it became
effective May 2, 1979 by airmail letter.

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AD 79-22-02
Airworthiness Directive
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

Amendment 39-3595; AD 79-22-02

Airworthiness Directives; Piper Models PA-28-161, PA-28-181, PA-28-201T, PA-28R-201,


PA-28RT-201, PA-28R-201T, PA-28RT-201T, PA-28-235, and PA-28-236, Airplanes
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AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT

DATES: Effective October 26, 1979.

Regulatory Information

79-22-02 PIPER AIRCRAFT CORPORATION: Amendment 39-3595. Applies to Model PA-


28-161, serial numbers 28-7816024 through 28-7916475; Model PA-28-181, serial numbers
28-7890023 through 28-7990493, Model PA-28-201T, serial numbers 28-7921001 through
28-7921068; Model PA-28R-201, serial numbers 28R-7737135 through 28R-7837317;
Model PA-28RT-201, serial numbers 28R-7918001 through 28R-7918172; Model PA-28R-
201T, serial numbers 28R-7703309 through 28R-7803373; Model PA-28RT-201T, serial
numbers 28R-7931001 through 28R-7931222; Model PA-28-235, serial numbers 28-
7710079 through 28-7710089; and Model PA-28-236, serial numbers 28-7911001 through
28-7911204 airplanes certificated in all categories.

Compliance required within the next 50 hours' time in service after the effective date of this
AD unless already accomplished.

To prevent possible fuel leakage and potential fire hazard, accomplish the following:

a. De-fuel the aircraft in accordance with the Piper Service or Maintenance Manual, for the
appropriate model aircraft.

b. Remove the right hand and left hand fuel tanks in accordance with the Piper Service or
Maintenance Manual for the appropriate model aircraft.
c. Modify the fuel tank vent system in accordance with the instructions listed in the "Fuel
Tank Vent Modification and Vent Hose Replacement" Kit, Piper part number 763 934V.

d. Reinstall the fuel tanks in accordance with instruction in the appropriate Piper Service or
Maintenance Manual.

CAUTION

Do not allow lines or hoses to rotate during installation and tightening when attaching the
fuel lines to the tank fittings to prevent fuel flow obstruction due to hose twisting.

e. Refuel the aircraft and check for leaks and fuel quantity gauge function.

f. Make an appropriate maintenance record entry.

g. An equivalent method of compliance may be approved by the Chief, Engineering and


Manufacturing Branch, Federal Aviation Administration, Southern Region.

NOTE: Piper Service Bulletin 646 pertains to this subject.

This amendment is effective October 26, 1979.

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AD 79-26-05
Airworthiness Directive
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14 CFR Part 39

Amendment 39-3645; AD 79-26-05

Airworthiness Directives; Aircraft Metal Products Corporation: Applies To All General


Aviation Airplanes With Aircraft Metal Products Oil and Fuel System Hoses

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AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT

DATES: Effective January 3, 1980.

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79-26-05 AIRCRAFT METAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION: Amendment 39-3645. Applies


to all general aviation airplanes with Aircraft Metal Products oil and fuel system hoses P/N
762506 installed. The subject hose is known to be installed on, but not limited to, certain
Piper Model PA-28 and PA-32 aircraft.

To prevent possible fire or explosion in the engine compartment or engine failure due to loss
of engine oil, accomplish the following within 10 hours time in service from the effective date
of this AD:

(a) Inspect hoses for fluid leakage, excessive abrasion or excessive length. Replace hose if
fluid leakage, excessive abrasion or excessive length exists.

(b) Loosen each coupling fitting and notice if hose moves in direction of fitting, indicating a
pre-existing hose twist. Replace the hose if there is evidence of a pre-existing hose twist.

(c) Retighten each coupling fitting, gripping the collar just behind the fitting with pliers with
just enough force to keep the hose from turning with the retightened fitting. If the hose turns
with the retightened fitting, loosen the coupling fitting and repeat the retightening procedure.

(d) Inspect the hose installation for adequate separation between metal hose and other parts
of the airplane. If there is contact between metal parts, then complete insulation must be
provided using AN742 cushion clamps and/or KOROSEAL lacing or equivalent.

(e) Special flight permits may be issued in accordance with FAR 21.197 and 21.199 to
operate airplanes to a base for the accomplishment of inspections required by this AD.

(f) Alternative inspections, modifications or other actions which provide an equivalent level of
safety may be used when approved by the Chief, Aircraft Engineering Division, FAA
Western Region.

This amendment becomes effective January 3, 1980.

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AD 80-14-02
Airworthiness Directive
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14 CFR Part 39

Amendment 39-3819; AD 80-14-02

Airworthiness Directives; Piper Models PA-28-181, PA-32-300 and PA-32R-300 Airplanes


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AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT

DATES: Effective July 10, 1980.

Regulatory Information

80-14-02 PIPER AIRCRAFT CORPORATION: Amendment 39-3819. Applies to Model PA-


28-181, serial numbers 28-7790032 through 28-8090227; Model PA-32-300, serial numbers
32-7640001 through 32-7740032 and Model PA-32R-300, serial numbers 32R-7680001
through 32R-7780148 airplanes certificated in all categories.

Compliance required within the next 50 hours time in service after the effective date of this
AD, unless already accomplished.

To prevent separation of the throttle control cable rod end from the throttle arm on the
affected Models PA-28 and PA-32 airplanes, and rod end binding with possible subsequent
throttle cable failure on the affected Model PA-28 airplanes, accomplished the following.

(a) For the Model PA-32-300 and PA-32R-300 series airplanes, replace the throttle linkage
connecting hardware in accordance with the instructions contained in Piper Service Bulletin
No. 537, dated January 12, 1977.

(b) For the Model PA-28-181 airplanes, modify the throttle linkage in accordance with the
instructions listed in the "Throttle Linkage Modification Kit," Piper Part Number 764- 009V.

NOTE: Piper Service Bulletin No. 679 pertains to this subject.

(c) Make an appropriate maintenance record entry.


An equivalent method of compliance may be approved by the Chief, Engineering and
Manufacturing Branch, Federal Aviation Administration, Southern Region.

This amendment is effective July 10, 1980.

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AD 80-14-03
Airworthiness Directive
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

Amendment 39-3810; AD 80-14-03

Airworthiness Directives; Piper Model PA-28-161, PA-28-181, PA-28-201T, PA-28-236, PA-


28R-201, PA-28RT-201, PA-28R-201T, PA-28RT-201T, PA-32-260, PA-32-300, PA-32-301,
PA-32-301T, PA-32R-300, PA-32RT-300, PA-32RT-300T, PA-32R-301, PA-32R-301T, PA-
34-200T and PA-44-180 Airplanes
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AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT

DATES: Effective July 1, 1980.

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80-14-03 PIPER AIRCRAFT CORPORATION: Amendment 39-3810. Applies to the


following airplanes certificated in all categories equipped with Bendix, King or Narco
transmitters with factory installed control wheel push-to-talk switches.

Models Affected Serial Numbers Affected


PA-28-161 Warrior II 28-7816001 through 28-8016289
PA-28-181 Archer II 28-7890001 through 28-8090266
PA-28-201T Turbo Dakota 28-7921001 through 28-7921091
PA-28-236 Dakota 28-7911001 through 28-8011096
PA-28R-201 Arrow III 28R-7837001 through 28R-7837317
PA-28RT-201 Arrow IV 28R-7918001 through 28R-8018049
PA-28R-201T Turbo Arrow III 28R-7803001 through 28R-7803373
PA-28RT-201T Turbo Arrow IV 28R-7931001 through 28R-8031074
PA-32-260 Six 32-7800001 through 32-7800008
PA-32-300 Six 300 32-7840001 through 32-7940290
PA-32-301 Saratoga 32-8006001 through 32-8006015
PA-32-301T Turbo Saratoga 32-8024001 through 32-8024007
PA-32R-300 Lance 32-7880001 through 32-7880068
PA-32RT-300 Lance II 32R-7885001 through 32R-7985105
PA-32RT-300T Turbo Lance II 32R-7787001, 32R-7887002 through 32R-
7987126
PA-32R-301 Saratoga SP 32R-8013001 through 32R-8013071
PA-32R-301T Turbo Saratoga SP 32R-802900 1 through 32R-8029068
PA-34-200T Seneca II 34-7870001 through 34-8070150
PA-44-180 Seminole 44-7995001 through 44-8095020

Compliance is required as indicated unless already accomplished to prevent disruption of


radio communication.

(a) Within the next 10 hours time in service after the effective date of this AD, comply with
the following:

(1) Locate the audio adapter connector in the main radio harness behind the radio stack.
This is the interconnect for individual radios in the audio selector panel.

(2) Locate the muting relay plug in this connector. It is a three (3) pin plug containing wires
ASP-1, ASP-2, and ASP-3 and is positioned at one end of the adapter connector.

(3) Disconnect the muting relay plug and attach securely to the harness in accordance with
Advisory Circular AC43.13-1A.

(4) Conduct complete operational check of all radios.

(5) Make a maintenance record entry.

(b) Within the next 100 hours time in service after the effective date of this AD, comply with
the following:

(1) On PA-32-260, PA-32-3O0, PA-32-301, PA-32-301T, PA-32R-300, PA- 32RT-300, PA-


32RT-300T, PA-32R-301, PA-32R-301T and PA-34-200T model aircraft gain access by
removing four (4) screws from the speaker grille ring. On all other affected models, gain
access by lowering the overhead dome panel.

(2) Remove the 22 mfd capacitor, part number 454-045, soldered to the muting relay, noting
polarity, and install diode as shown in figure 1. Diode is not required on Bendix avionics
systems.

(3) Reconnect the muting relay plug and conduct radio check for proper operation.

(4) Make a maintenance record entry.

Piper Service Bulletin No. 681 applies to the same subject.

Any equivalent method of compliance with this Airworthiness Directive may be approved by
the Chief, Engineering and Manufacturing Branch, FAA, Southern Region.

This amendment becomes effective July 1, 1980.

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AD 85-23-07
Airworthiness Directive
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14 CFR Part 39

Amendment 39-5217; AD 85-23-07

Airworthiness Directives; KING RADIO CORPORATION Models KFC 150, KAP 150 and
KAP 100 Autopilot Systems
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AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT

DATES: Effective January 27, 1986.


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85-23-07 KING RADIO CORPORATION: Amendment 39-5217. Applies to Models KFC 150,
KAP 150 and KAP 100 autopilot systems which use the following flight computers and are
certificated to the applicable requirements of Technical Standard Orders C9c and C52a (*):

MODEL PART NO. SERIAL NO.


KC 190 065-0055-00 all serial numbers
065-0055-01 all serial numbers
065-0055-02 1474 and below
065-0055-03 10095 and below
KC 191 065-0054-00 all serial numbers
065-0054-01 all serial numbers
065-0054-02 20754 and below
065-0054-03 30227 and below
065-0054-04 20754 and below
065-0054-05 30227 and below
KC 192 065-0042-00 all serial numbers
065-0042-01 all serial numbers
065-0042-02 40614 and below
065-0042-03 50464 and below
065-0042-04 40614 and below
065-0042-05 50464 and below

(*) Units with serial numbers above those stated comply with this AD at the time of shipment
from King Radio Corporation.

Compliance: Required as indicated unless already accomplished.


To prevent undetected trim malfunctions that may result in significant mistrim conditions,
accomplish the following:

(a) For affected flight computers not installed in an aircraft, prior to further use, modify the
computer in accordance with the instructions contained in King Radio Corporation Alert
Service Bulletin KC 190/191/192-9 dated November 6, 1985.

(b) For affected flight computers installed in the following airplanes:


AIRCRAFT MAKE AND MODEL STC NUMBER

Mooney M20J, M20K SA1561CE-D


Piper PA-28RT-201, PA-28RT-201T SA1563CE-D
Piper PA-28-161, PA-28-181, PA-28-236 SA1565CE-D
Piper PA-32-301, PA-32-301T SA1567CE-D
Cessna 172RG SA1568CE-D
Cessna U206G, TU206G (Landplane,
Seaplane, and Amphibian) SA1569CE-D
Cessna 172P SA1570CE-D
Cessna R182, TR182 SA1571CE-D
Piper PA-32R-301, PA-32R-301T SA1572CE-D
Beech A36, A36TC, B36TC SA1574CE-D
Piper PA-34-200T, PA-34-220T SA1575CE-D
Cessna 182P, 182Q, 182R, T182 SA1770CE-D
Cessna 172L S/N 17256631 SA1772CE-D
Piper PA-46-310P SA1778CE-D
Reims-Cessna FR182 SA1783CE-D
Partenavia AP68TP 300 SA1784CE-D
SOCATA TB20 SA1785CE-D
Beech F33A SA1789CE-D
Partenavia P68C, P68C-TC SA1791CE-D
Reims-Cessna F182P, F182Q SA1794CE-D
Cessna 210R, T210R SA2050CE-D

(1) Within the next 10 hours time-in-service (TIS) after the effective date of this AD,
deactivate the autopilot and electric trim by pulling the respective circuit breakers and
banding by placing a tie wrap equivalent around the circuit breaker stem.

(2) Fabricate and install on the instrument panel in clear view of the pilot the following
placard using letters of a minimum 0.10 inch in height: "AP AND ELECTRIC TRIM
INOPERATIVE PER AD 85-23-07" and operate the aircraft accordingly.

(3) Within 50 hours TIS or 120 calendar days, whichever comes first, after the effective date
of this AD, modify the flight computer in accordance with the instructions contained in King
Radio Corporation Alert Service Bulletin KC 190/191/192-9 dated November 6, 1985.

(4) The requirements of paragraphs (b)(1) and (b)(2) of this AD may be accomplished by the
holder of a pilot certificate issued under Part 61 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs)
on any airplane owned or operated by him. The person accomplishing these actions must
make the appropriate aircraft maintenance record entry as prescribed by FAR 91.173.
(5) The requirements of paragraphs (b)(1) and (b)(2) of this AD are no longer required when
paragraph (b)(3) of this AD has been accomplished.

(c) For affected flight computers installed in the following airplanes:


AIRCRAFT MAKE AND MODEL STC NUMBER
Piper PA-60-700P SA1777CE-D
(1) Within the next 10 hours TIS after the effective date of this AD, deactivate the autopilot
by pulling the respective circuit breaker and banding open by placing a tie wrap or equivalent
around the circuit breaker stem.

(2) Fabricate and install on the instrument panel in clear view of the pilot the following
placard using letters of a minimum 0.10 inch in height: "AP INOPERATIVE PER AD 85-23-
07", and operate the aircraft accordingly.

(3) Within 50 hours TIS or 120 calendar days, whichever comes first, following the effective
date of this AD, modify the flight computer in accordance with the instructions contained in
King Radio Corporation Alert Service Bulletin KC190/191/192-9 dated November 6, 1985.

(4) The requirements of paragraphs (c)(1) and (c)(2) of this AD may be accomplished by the
holder of a pilot certificate issued under Part 61 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs)
on any airplane owned or operated by him. The person accomplishing these actions must
make the appropriate aircraft maintenance record entry as prescribed by FAR 91.173.

(5) The requirements of paragraphs (c)(1) and (c)(2) of this AD are no longer required when
paragraph (c)(3) of this AD has been accomplished.

(d) The modification requirements of paragraphs (b)(3) and (c)(3) of this AD must be
accomplished by an appropriate FAA certified radio repair station.

(e) Aircraft may be flown in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulation 21.197 to a location
where this AD can be accomplished.

(f) An equivalent method of compliance with this AD, if used, must be approved by the
Manager, Wichita Aircraft Certification Office, 1801 Airport Road, Room 100, Mid-Continent
Airport, Wichita, Kansas 67209.

All persons affected by this directive may obtain copies of the documents referred to herein
upon request to King Radio Corporation, 400 North Rogers Road, Olathe, Kansas 66062, or
the FAA, Rules Docket, Office of the Regional Counsel, Room 1558, 601 East 12th Street,
Kansas City, Missouri 64106.

This amendment becomes effective January 27, 1986, as to all persons except those
persons to whom it was made immediately effective by priority letter AD 85-23-07, issued
November 20, 1985, which contained this amendment.

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AD 86-17-01
Airworthiness Directive
Federal Register Information

Header Information
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

Amendment 39-5393; AD 86-17-01

Airworthiness Directives; Piper Model PA-28-150/160, PA-28-180, PA-28-181, PA-28-235,


PA-28-236, PA-28-201T, PA-28R-180, PA-28R-200, PA-28R-201, PA-28R-201T, PA-28RT-
201, PA-28RT-201T, PA-32-260, PA-32-300, PA-32R-300, PA-32RT-300, PA-32RT-300T,
PA-32-301, PA-32-301T, PA-32R-301, PA-32R-301T and PA-34-200T Airplanes
PDF Copy (If Available):

Preamble Information
AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT

DATES: Effective August 21, 1986.

Regulatory Information

86-17-01 PIPER AIRCRAFT CORPORATION: Amendment 39-5393. Applies to the


following Piper models and serial numbers certificated in any category except those
airplanes equipped with ninety (90) ampere alternators:

MODELS AFFECTED: SERIAL NUMBERS AFFECTED


PA-28-150/160 Cherokee 28-3378 thru 28-4377
PA-28-180 Archer 28-3378 thru 28-7505259 and 28-E13
PA-28-181 Archer II 28-7690001 thru 28-8190279, 28-8290017, 28-8290018, 28-
8290028, 28-8290033, 28-8290034 and 28-8290036
PA-28-235 Cherokee 28-10720 thru 28-7710089 and 28-E11
PA-28-236 Dakota 28-7911001 thru 28-8511020
PA-28-201T Turbo Dakota 28-7921001 thru 28-7921091
PA-28R-180 Arrow I 28R-30004 thru 28R-30481, 28R-30483 thru 28R-7130013
PA-28R-200 Arrow II 28R-30482, 28R-35001 thru 28R-7635545
PA-28R-201 Arrow III 28R-7737001 thru 28R-7837317
PA-28R-201T Turbo Arrow III 28R-7703001 thru 28R-7803373
PA-28RT-201 Arrow IV 28R-7918001 thru 28R-8218026
PA-28RT-201T Turbo Arrow IV 28R-7931001 thru 28R-8631006
PA-32-260 Cherokee 32-1 thru 32-7800008
PA-32-300 Cherokee Six 32-40000 thru 32-7940290
PA-32R-300 Lance 32R-7680001 thru 32R-7880068
PA-32RT-300 Lance II 32R-7885001 thru 32R-7985105
PA-32RT-300T Turbo Lance II 32R-7787001 thru 32R-7987126
PA-32-301 Saratoga 32-8006001 thru 32-8106087
PA-32-301T Turbo Saratoga 32-8024001 thru 32-8124030
PA-32R-301 Saratoga SP 32R-8013001 thru 32R-8113094
PA-32R-301T Turbo Saratoga SP 32R-8029001 thru 32R-8129090
PA-34-200T Seneca II 34-7570001 thru 34-8170092

Compliance: Required as indicated, unless already accomplished.

To prevent smoke in the cockpit and possibly complete electrical failure resulting from
shorting of ammeter terminal posts, accomplish the following:

(a) Within the next 50 hours time-in-service (TIS) after the effective date of this AD, replace
the ammeter(s) with Ammeter Replacement Kit(s), Piper Part No. 765-186, on the above
listed airplanes in accordance with the instructions contained in Piper Service Bulletin No.
811A, dated May 12, 1986.

(b) Airplanes may be flown in accordance with FAR 21.197 to a location where this AD can
be accomplished.

(c) An equivalent method of compliance if used, must be approved by the Manager, Atlanta
Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, 1075 Inner Loop Road, College Park, Georgia 30337.

All persons affected by this directive may obtain copies of the document(s) referred to herein
upon request to Piper Aircraft Corp., 2926 Piper Drive, Vero Beach, Florida 32960, or the
FAA, Rules Docket, Office of Regional Counsel, Room 1558, 601 East 12th Street, Kansas
City, Missouri 64106.

This AD supersedes AD 80-24-03, Amendment 39-3978.

This amendment becomes effective on August 21, 1986.

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AD 96-10-03
Airworthiness Directive
Federal Register Information

Header Information
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39 [61 FR 19811 NO. 87 05/03/96]

Docket No. 95-CE-37-AD; Amendment 39-9608; AD 96-10-03

RIN 2120--AA64

Airworthiness Directives; The New Piper Aircraft, Inc. (formerly Piper Aircraft Corporation)
PA28, PA32, PA34, and PA44 Series Airplanes
PDF Copy (If Available):

Preamble Information
AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT

ACTION: Final rule

SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to
certain The New Piper Aircraft, Inc. (Piper) PA28, PA32, PA34, and PA44 series airplanes.
This action will require inspecting and modifying the flap lever assembly. Reports of worn
flap handle attach bolts and elongated holes in the flap lever to cable mounting attach point
prompted this AD action. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent failure of
the flap handle attach bolt and sudden retraction of the flaps, which, if not detected and
corrected, could result in loss of control of the airplane.

DATES: Effective June 14, 1996.

The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the regulations is approved by


the Director of the Federal Register as of June 14, 1996.

ADDRESSES: Service information that applies to this AD may be obtained from The New
Piper Aircraft, Inc., Attn: Customer Service, 2629 Piper Dr., Vero Beach, Florida 32960. This
information may also be examined at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Central
Region, Office of the Assistant Chief Counsel, Attention: Rules Docket 95-CE-37-AD, Room
1558, 601 E. 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; or at the Office of the Federal
Register, 800 North Capitol Street, NW., suite 700, Washington, DC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christina Marsh, Aerospace Engineer, FAA,


Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office, Campus Building, 1701 Columbia Avenue, suite 2-160,
College Park, Georgia 30337-2748; telephone (404) 305-7362; facsimile (404) 305-7348.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A proposal to amend part 39 of the Federal Aviation
Regulations (14 CFR part 39) to include an AD that would apply to The New Piper Aircraft,
Inc. (Piper) PA28, PA32, PA34, and PA44 series airplanes was published in the Federal
Register on October 13, 1995 (60 FR 53314). The action proposed to require inspecting
and modifying the flap lever assembly. Accomplishment of the proposed action would be in
accordance with Piper Service Bulletin (SB) No. 965, dated September 1, 1993.

Interested persons have been afforded an opportunity to participate in the making of this
amendment. Due consideration has been given to each comment received from two
commenters.

The first commenter recommends that the compliance time be changed to apply to aircraft
with greater than 2,000 hours time-in-service (TIS) and require these aircraft to accomplish
the modification within the next 500 hours TIS or 12 calendar months, whichever occurs first.
The commenter acknowledges that the wear problem in the flap handle attach area is a
widespread problem and has been dealt with by the industry for years. Industry's experience
with the problem is that it progresses gradually over time; therefore, the immediacy of the
100 hour TIS compliance time does not seem warranted. The commenter recommends the
compliance time be changed to 500 hours TIS to coincide with commercial operators'
inspection cycles and 12 calendar months to coincide with an individual owner/operator's
annual inspection.

The FAA recognizes the commenter's proposal, but the service difficulty reports reflect 73
reports from January 1990 to March 1995 and from these 73 reports, 50 reports were
submitted from the same commercial operator. The operator submitted a TIS range of 1200
to 2400 hours TIS for the 50 occurrences in their fleet. The remaining 23 reports contain TIS
values ranging from 1884 to 5063. With this information, FAA could not determine the
statistical distribution or fleet average. Subsequently, the FAA made a determination that a
compliance time with a 2,000 hour TIS threshold or within the next 100 hours TIS for those
airplanes with greater than 2,000 hours TIS was reasonable and will not impose an undue
burden on the affected owners/operators. The compliance time remains unchanged as a
result of the comment.

The second commenter recommended that the standard part designation corresponding to
the manufacturer's part number be included in the AD. The standard part designation is
typically listed in the manufacturer's service publications and manuals.

The commenter also states that the AD as proposed requires the installation of the Piper
part numbers to comply with the AD. The Piper part numbers (P/N) are equivalent to the
standard parts and therefore, the standard parts designation should also be listed as
acceptable compliance to this AD action.

The FAA concurs that the standard parts are equivalent to the Piper parts designated in this
AD, with the exception of the bushing, Piper P/N 63900-174. The standard parts designation
will be listed as equivalent parts in the Final Rule to permit AD compliance (with the
exception of the bushing, Piper P/N 63900-174).
The commenter also states that P/N 407 564 was listed incorrectly in the NPRM as P/N 407
584. The FAA concurs and the part number is corrected in the Final Rule.

After careful review of all available information related to the subject presented above, the
FAA has determined that air safety and the public interest require the adoption of the rule as
proposed except for minor editorial corrections. The FAA has determined that these minor
corrections will not change the meaning of the AD and will not add any additional burden
upon the public than was already proposed.

The FAA estimates that 30,000 airplanes in the U.S. registry will be affected by this AD, that
it will take approximately 2 workhours per airplane to accomplish this action, and that the
average labor rate is approximately $60 an hour. Parts cost approximately $16 per airplane.
Based on these figures, the total cost impact of this AD on U.S. operators is estimated to be
$4,080,000. This figure is based on the assumption that all of the affected airplanes have
worn bolts and elongated holes and that none of the owners/operators of the affected
airplanes have replaced the worn parts.

Piper has informed the FAA that parts have been distributed to equip approximately 8,000
airplanes. Assuming that these distributed parts are incorporated on the affected airplanes,
the cost of the proposed AD will be reduced by $1,088,000 from $4,080,000 to $2,992,000.

The regulations adopted herein will not have substantial direct effects 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. Therefore, in accordance with
Executive Order 12612, it is determined that this final rule does not have sufficient
federalism implications to warrant the preparation of a Federalism Assessment.

For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this action (1) is not a "significant regulatory
action" under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a "significant rule" under DOT Regulatory
Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and (3) 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. A copy of the final evaluation prepared for
this action is contained in the Rules Docket. A copy of it may be obtained by contacting the
Rules Docket at the location provided under the caption "ADDRESSES".

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39


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

Adoption of the Amendment


Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the Federal
Aviation Administration amends part 39 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part
39) as follows:

PART 39 - AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES


1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows:
Authority: 49 USC 106(g), 40113, 44701.

Section 39.13 - [AMENDED]


2. Section 39.13 is amended by adding a new airworthiness directive (AD) to read as
follows:

Regulatory Information

96-10-03 THE NEW PIPER AIRCRAFT, INC. (formerly Piper Aircraft


Corporation): Amendment No. 39-9608; Docket No. 95-CE-37-AD.

Applicability: The following airplane models and serial numbers, certificated in any category:
Serial Numbers Models
PA28-140 28-20000 through 28-26946 and
28-7125001 through 28-7725290
PA28-150, PA28-160, 28-1 through 28-5859, 28-7105001
and PA28-180 through 28-7505259, 28-E13, and 28-03
PA28-151 28-7415001 through 28-7715314
PA28-161 28-7716001 through 28-8616057,
2816001 through 2816102, and
2841001 through 2841346
PA28-181 28-7690001 through 28-8690062
and 2890001 through 2890169
PA28-235 28-10001 through 28-11378, 28-7110001
through 28-7710089, and 28-E11
PA28-236 28-7911001 through 28-8611008 and
2811001 through 2811034
PA28-201T 28-7921001 through 28-7921095
PA28R-180 28R-30001 through 28R-31270 and
28R-7130001 through 28R-7130013
PA28R-200 28R-35001 through 28R-35820 and
28R-7135001 through 28R-7635462
PA28R-201 28R-7737001 through 28R-7837319
and 2837001 through 2837059
PA28R-201T 28R-7703001 through 28R-7803374
and 2803001 through 2803012
PA28RT-201 28R-7918001 through 28R-8218026
PA28RT-201T 28R-7931001 through 28R-8631005
and 2831001 through 2831038
PA32-260 32-1 through 32-1297 and
32-7100001 through 32-7800008
PA32-300 32-40000 through 32-40974 and
32-7140001 through 32-7940290
PA32-301 32-8006001 through 32-8406020
PA32-301T 32-8024001 through 32-8424002
PA32R-300 32R-7680001 through 32R-7880068
PA32RT-300 32R-7885001 through 32R-7985105
PA32RT-300T 32R-7887001 through 32R-7987126
PA32R-301 32R-8013001 through 32R-8413024
PA32R-301T 32R-8029001 through 32R-8429028
PA34-200 34-7250001 through 34-7450220
PA34-200T 34-7570001 through 34-8170092
PA34-220T 34-8133001 through 34-8233088
PA44-180 44-7995001 through 44-8195026
and 4495001 through 4495013
PA44-180T 44-8107001 through 44-8107066

NOTE 1: This AD applies to each airplane identified in the preceding applicability provision,
regardless of whether it has been modified, altered, or repaired in the area subject to the
requirements of this AD. For airplanes that have been modified, altered, or repaired so that
the performance of the requirements of this AD is affected, the owner/operator must request
approval for an alternative method of compliance in accordance with paragraph (f) of this
AD. The request should include an assessment of the effect of the modification, alteration, or
repair on the unsafe condition addressed by this AD; and, if the unsafe condition has not
been eliminated, the request should include specific proposed actions to address it.

Compliance: Required upon the accumulation of 2,000 hours time-in-service (TIS) or within
the next 100 hours TIS after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs later, unless
already accomplished.

NOTE 2: The compliance time specified in this AD takes precedence over the compliance
time specified in the The New Piper Aircraft Inc. (Piper) Service Bulletin (SB) 965, dated
September 1, 1993.

NOTE 3: The instructions in this AD do not mirror the Piper service bulletin and instructions
in this AD take precedence over the service bulletin instructions. This AD will require
installing the clevis bolt, regardless of the condition of the current part.

To prevent failure of the flap handle attach bolt and sudden retraction of the flaps, which, if
not detected and corrected, could result in loss of control of the airplane, accomplish the
following:

(a) Measure the cable mounting attach hole diameter and enlarge the hole to .316 of an inch
diameter. If the diameter of the cable mount attach hole is larger than .316 of an inch, prior
to further flight, replace the flap lever handle (refer to the applicable illustrated parts catalog
for part number), in accordance with the INSTRUCTIONS section of Piper SB No. 965,
dated September 1, 1993.

(b) Install a new bushing (using only Piper Part Number (P/N) 63900-174) into the cable
mounting attach hole, in accordance with the INSTRUCTIONS section of Piper SB No. 965,
dated September 1, 1993.

(c) Replace the flap lever handle attach bolt with a new clevis bolt (Piper P/N 400 673 or
standard P/N AN23-11) in accordance with the INSTRUCTIONS section of Piper SB No.
965, dated September 1, 1993.
(d) Inspect the washer, nut, and cotter pin, and if damaged, prior to further flight, replace
washer (Piper P/N 407-564 or standard P/N AN960-10), nut (Piper P/N 404-392 or standard
P/N AN320-3), and cotter pin (Piper P/N 424-051 or standard P/N MS24665-132) as
applicable in accordance with the INSTRUCTIONS section of Piper SB No. 965, dated
September 1, 1993.

(e) Special flight permits may be issued in accordance with sections 21.197 and 21.199 of
the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 21.197 and 21.199) to operate the airplane to a
location where the requirements of this AD can be accomplished.

(f) An alternative method of compliance or adjustment of the compliance time that provides
an equivalent level of safety may be approved by the Manager, FAA, Atlanta Aircraft
Certification Office, Campus Building, 1701 Columbia Avenue, suite 2-160, College Park,
Georgia 30337-2748. The request shall be forwarded through an appropriate FAA
Maintenance Inspector, who may add comments and then send it to the Manager, Atlanta
Aircraft Certification Office.

NOTE 4: Information concerning the existence of approved alternative methods of


compliance with this AD, if any, may be obtained from the Atlanta Aircraft Certification
Office.

(g) The inspections and replacements required by this AD shall be done in accordance with
The New Piper Aircraft Inc. Service Bulletin No. 965, dated September 1, 1993. This
incorporation by reference was approved by the Director of the Federal Register in
accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. Copies may be obtained from The New
Piper Aircraft, Inc., Attn: Customer Service, 2629 Piper Dr., Vero Beach, Florida 32960.
Copies may be inspected at the FAA, Central Region, Office of the Assistant Chief Counsel,
Room 1558, 601 E. 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64106, or at the Office of the Federal
Register, 800 North Capitol Street, NW., suite 700, Washington, DC.

(h) This amendment becomes effective on June 14, 1996.

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AD 99-05-09
Airworthiness Directive
Federal Register Information

Header Information
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39 [64 FR 10211 No. 41 03/03/1999]

Docket No. 98-CE-110-AD; Amendment 39-11057; AD 99-05-09

RIN 2120-AA64

Airworthiness Directives; The New Piper Aircraft, Inc. PA-23, PA-24, PA-28, PA-32, and PA-
34 Series Airplanes
PDF Copy (If Available):

Preamble Information
AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT

ACTION: Final rule; request for comments

SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to
certain The New Piper Aircraft, Inc. (Piper) PA-23, PA-24, PA-28, PA-32, and PA-34 series
airplanes that incorporate certain Facet (manufactured by the Purolator Products Company)
induction air filters. This AD requires replacing these induction air filters. This AD results
from reports of cracking, splitting, crumbling, and deterioration (referred to as damage
hereon) of Facet/Purolator induction air filters manufactured between a certain time period.
The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent pieces of a damaged induction air
filter from being ingested into the engine, which could result in reduced or loss of engine
power.

Comments for inclusion in the Rules Docket must be received on or before April 28, 1999.

DATES: Effective March 19, 1999.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments in triplicate to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA),


Central Region, Office of the Regional Counsel, Attention: Rules Docket No. 98-CE-110-AD,
Room 1558, 601 E. 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64106.

Service information that applies to this AD may be obtained from The New Piper Aircraft,
Inc., Customer Services, 2926 Piper Drive, Vero Beach, Florida 32960. This information may
also be examined at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Central Region, Office of the
Regional Counsel, Attention: Rules Docket No. 98-CE-110-AD, Room 1558, 601 E. 12th
Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64106.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Juanita Craft, Aerospace Engineer, FAA,
Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office, One Crown Center, 1895 Phoenix Boulevard, Suite 450,
Atlanta, Georgia 30349; telephone: (770) 703-6089; facsimile: (770) 703-6097; e-mail
address: "Juanita.Craft@faa.gov".

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
Discussion
The FAA has received reports of deterioration, cracking, splitting, and crumbling (referred
hereon as damage) of certain Purolator/Facet induction air filters, Purolator part number
(P/N) 638873, Model No. CA161PL, Piper P/N 460-632 (PS60007-2), that are installed on
certain Piper PA-23, PA-24, PA-28, PA-32, and PA-34 series airplanes. Purolator utilized an
incorrect curing time in the manufacturing process of the plastisol used in the induction air
filters from January 1997 through September 1998. This incorrect curing time makes the
induction air filters susceptible to the damage described above.

This condition, if not corrected in a timely manner, could result in engine ingestion of pieces
of a damaged induction air filter with possible reduced or loss of engine power.

Relevant Service Information


Piper has issued Service Bulletin No. 1022, dated September 22, 1998, which specifies
procedures for inspecting to determine if one of the defective induction air filters is installed.
This service bulletin also includes (referenced as ATTACHMENT "A") Purolator Service
Bulletin No.: SB090298.01, dated September 16, 1998, which specifies removing,
inspecting, and replacing any defective induction air filter.

The FAA's Determination


After examining the circumstances and reviewing all available information related to the
incidents described above, including the relevant service information, the FAA has
determined that AD action should be taken to prevent pieces of a damaged induction air
filter from being ingested into the engine, which could result in reduced or loss of engine
power.

Explanation of the Provisions of the AD


Since an unsafe condition has been identified that is likely to exist or develop in other Piper
PA-23, PA-24, PA-28, PA-32, and PA-34 series airplanes of the same type design, the FAA
is issuing an AD. The FAA requires replacing any Purolator/Facet induction air filter,
Purolator P/N 638873, Model No. CA161PL, Piper P/N 460-632 (PS60007-2), that:

- Was manufactured anytime from January 1997 through September 1998; and

- Is identified with a .250 (1/4)-inch high (white) ink stamp "FACET - 638873", and may
include "FAA-PMA".

Accomplishment of the replacement is required in accordance with the applicable


maintenance manual, as specified in Piper Service Bulletin No. 1022, dated September 22,
1998, and Purolator Service Bulletin No.: SB090298.01, dated September 16, 1998.
Determination of the Effective Date of the AD
Since a situation exists (possible reduced or loss of engine power) that requires the
immediate adoption of this regulation, it is found that notice and opportunity for public prior
comment hereon are impracticable, and that good cause exists for making this amendment
effective in less than 30 days.

Comments Invited
Although this action is in the form of a final rule that involves requirements affecting
immediate flight safety and, thus, was not preceded by notice and opportunity to comment,
comments are invited on this rule. Interested persons are invited to comment on this rule by
submitting such written data, views, or arguments as they may desire. Communications
should identify the Rules Docket number and be submitted in triplicate to the address
specified above. All communications received on or before the closing date for comments
will be considered, and this rule may be amended in light of the comments received. Factual
information that supports the commenter's ideas and suggestions is extremely helpful in
evaluating the effectiveness of the AD action and determining whether additional rulemaking
action would be needed.

Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and
energy aspects of the rule that might suggest a need to modify the rule. All comments
submitted will be available, both before and after the closing date for comments, in the Rules
Docket for examination by interested persons. A report that summarizes each FAA-public
contact concerned with the substance of this AD will be filed in the Rules Docket.

Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments submitted in


response to this rule must submit a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following
statement is made: "Comments to Docket No. 98-CE-110-AD." The postcard will be date
stamped and returned to the commenter.

Regulatory Impact
The regulations adopted herein will not have substantial direct effects 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. Therefore, in accordance with
Executive Order 12612, it is determined that this final rule does not have sufficient
federalism implications to warrant the preparation of a Federalism Assessment.

The FAA has determined that this regulation is an emergency regulation that must be issued
immediately to correct an unsafe condition in aircraft, and is not a significant regulatory
action under Executive Order 12866. It has been determined further that this action involves
an emergency regulation under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034,
February 26, 1979). If it is determined that this emergency regulation otherwise would be
significant under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures, a final regulatory evaluation will
be prepared and placed in the Rules Docket (otherwise, an evaluation is not required). A
copy of it, if filed, may be obtained from the Rules Docket.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39


Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Safety.
Adoption of the Amendment
Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the Federal
Aviation Administration amends part 39 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (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.

§ 39.13 [Amended]
2. Section 39.13 is amended by adding a new airworthiness directive (AD) to read as
follows:

Regulatory Information

99-05-09 THE NEW PIPER AIRCRAFT, INC.: Amendment 39-11057, Docket No. 98-CE-
110-AD.

Applicability: The following airplane model and serial numbers, certificated in any category,
that are equipped with Purolator air filter part number (P/N) 638873, Model CA161PL, or
Piper P/N 460-632 (PS60007-2):

Models Serial Numbers


PA-23-235 27-505 through 27-622
PA-23-250 27-01 through 27-2504
PA-24-180 and PA-24- 24-103 through 24-3687
250
PA-24-260 24-3642, and 24-4000 through 24-5028
PA-28-140 28-20000 through 28-7725290
PA-28-150, PA-28-160, 28-1 through 28-7505259, and 28-E13
and PA-28-180
PA-28-181 28-7690001 through 28-8690062, and 2890001 through
2890205
PA-28-181 2890206 through 2890231, and 2843001 through 2843167
PA-28-235 28-10001 through 28-7710089, and 28-E11
PA-28-201T 28-7921001 through 28-7921095
PA-28R-201T 28R-7703001 through 28R-7803374
PA-28R-201T 2803001 through 2803012
PA-28RT-201T 28R-7931001 through 28R-8631005, and 2831001 through
2831038
PA-32-260 32-1 through 32-7800008
PA-32-300 32-7640001 through 32-7940290
PA-32-301 32-8006001 through 32-8606023, and 3206001 through
3206088
PA-32R-300 32R-7680001 through 32R-7880068
PA-32RT-300 32R-7885001 through 32R-7985105
PA-32R-301 32R-8013001 through 32R-8613006, and 3213001 through
3213041
PA-32R-301 3213029, 3213042 through 3213103, and 3246001 through
3246117
PA-34-200T 34-7570001 through 34-8170092
PA-34-220T 34-8133001 through 34-8633031, and 3433001 through
3433225
PA-34-220T 3448001 through 3448035
PA-34-220T 3448038 through 3448079, and 3447001 through 3447029
PA-34-220T 3449002 through 3449078

NOTE 1: This AD applies to each airplane identified in the preceding applicability provision,
regardless of whether it has been modified, altered, or repaired in the area subject to the
requirements of this AD. For airplanes that have been modified, altered, or repaired so that
the performance of the requirements of this AD is affected, the owner/operator must request
approval for an alternative method of compliance in accordance with paragraph (e) of this
AD. The request should include an assessment of the effect of the modification, alteration, or
repair on the unsafe condition addressed by this AD; and, if the unsafe condition has not
been eliminated, the request should include specific proposed actions to address it.

Compliance: Required as indicated in the body of this AD, unless already accomplished.

To prevent pieces of a damaged induction air filter from being ingested into the engine,
which could result in reduced or loss of engine power, accomplish the following:

(a) Within the next 25 hours time-in-service (TIS) after the effective date of this AD, replace,
with an FAA-approved induction air filter, any Purolator/Facet induction air filter, Purolator
part number (P/N) 638873, Model No. CA161PL, Piper P/N 460-632 (PS60007-2), that
incorporates the criteria presented in both paragraphs (a)(1) and (a)(2) of this AD.
Accomplish this replacement in accordance with the applicable maintenance manual.

(1) Was manufactured anytime from January 1997 through September 1998; and

(2) Is identified with a .250 (1/4)-inch high (white) ink stamp "FACET - 638873", and may
include "FAA-PMA".

NOTE 2: This AD allows the aircraft owner or pilot to check the maintenance records to
determine whether any Purolator/Facet induction air filter, Purolator P/N 638873, Model No.
CA161PL, Piper P/N 460-632 (PS60007-2), has been installed between January 1997 and
March 19, 1999 (the effective date of this AD). See paragraph (c) of this AD for
authorization.

NOTE 3: Piper Service Bulletin No. 1022, dated September 22, 1998, and Purolator Service
Bulletin No.: SB090298.01, dated September 16, 1998, provide information relating to the
subject of this AD, including procedures on how to identify the affected induction air filters.
(b) As of the effective date of this AD, no person shall install, on any affected airplane, any
Purolator/Facet induction air filter, Purolator P/N 638873, Model No. CA161PL, Piper P/N
460-632 (PS60007-2), that incorporates the criteria presented in both paragraphs (a)(1) and
(a)(2) of this AD.

(c) The owner/operator holding at least a private pilot's certificate as authorized by section
43.7 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 43.7) may check the maintenance records
to determine whether any Purolator/Facet induction air filter, Purolator P/N 638873, Model
No. CA161PL, Piper P/N 460-632 (PS60007-2), has been installed between January 1997
and March 19, 1999 (the effective date of this AD). If one of these induction air filters is not
installed, the AD does not apply and the owner/operator must make an entry into the aircraft
records showing compliance with this AD in accordance with section 43.9 of the Federal
Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 43.9).

(d) Special flight permits may be issued in accordance with sections 21.197 and 21.199 of
the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 21.197 and 21.199) to operate the airplane to a
location where the requirements of this AD can be accomplished.

(e) An alternative method of compliance or adjustment of the compliance time that provides
an equivalent level of safety may be approved by the Manager, Atlanta Aircraft Certification
Office (ACO), One Crown Center, 1895 Phoenix Boulevard, Suite 450, Atlanta, Georgia
30349. The request shall be forwarded through an appropriate FAA Maintenance Inspector,
who may add comments and then send it to the Manager, Atlanta ACO.

NOTE 4: Information concerning the existence of approved alternative methods of


compliance with this AD, if any, may be obtained from the Atlanta ACO.

(f) The service information that relates to the subject presented in this AD may be obtained
from The New Piper Aircraft, Inc., 2926 Piper Drive, Vero Beach, Florida 32960. This
information may be inspected at the FAA, Central Region, Office of the Regional Counsel,
Room 1558, 601 E. 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri.

(g) This amendment becomes effective on March 19, 1999.

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Comments

Updated RGL applicability to match AD applicability; CAR C-11-185


AD 2001-23-17
Airworthiness Directive
Federal Register Information

Header Information
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. 99-CE-87-AD; Amendment 39-12516; AD 2001-23-17]

RIN 2120-AA64

Airworthiness Directives; GARMIN International GNS 430 Units


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AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to
certain GARMIN International (GARMIN) GNS 430 units that are installed on aircraft. This
AD requires you to modify the unit to incorporate circuitry changes to the GNS 430 unit's
deviation and flag outputs. This AD is the result of reports of inaccurate course deviations
caused by external electrical noise to the GNS 430 unit's course deviation indicator (CDI).
The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent such external noise from causing
inaccurate course deviation displays in the GNS 430 unit's CDI or horizontal situation
indicator (HSI). Such displays could result in the pilot making flight decisions that put the
aircraft in unsafe flight conditions.

DATES: This AD becomes effective on December 28, 2001.

The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain
publications listed in the regulations as of December 28, 2001.

ADDRESSES: You may obtain the service information referenced in this AD from GARMIN
International, 1200 East 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062. You may view this information
at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Central Region, Office of the Regional
Counsel, Attention: Rules Docket No. 99-CE-87-AD, 901 Locust, Room 506, Kansas City,
Missouri 64106; or at the Office of the Federal Register, 800 North Capitol Street, NW., suite
700, Washington, DC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roger A. Souter, FAA, Wichita Aircraft


Certification Office (ACO), 1801 Airport Road, Room 100, Wichita, Kansas 67209;
telephone: (316) 946-4134; facsimile: (316) 946-4407; e-mail: roger.souter@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

What events have caused this AD? The FAA has received information that external electrical
noise to the course deviation indicator (CDI) of GARMIN GNS 430 units could result in the
CDI or horizontal situation indicator (HSI) displaying inaccurate course deviations. This could
prompt the pilot to make flight decisions that put the aircraft in unsafe flight conditions.

Certain GNS 430 installations have received electrical noise between 1 and 3 volts
alternating current (AC) peak-peak (induced into the GNS 430 CDI input) from other items
installed on the aircraft. This high level of noise causes an undesirable oscillation of the CDI
outputs, which results in inaccurate course deviation displays in the GNS 430 unit's
CDI/HSI.

The condition is installation dependent. The GNS 430 units continue to meet all
requirements in the technical standard order (TSO). The condition occurs in aircraft with
installations that impose large noise spikes upon the CDI D-bar control wiring. Such
installations are autopilots, fan motors, or similar accessories.

What is the potential impact if FAA took no action? As described above, such external noise
could cause inaccurate course deviation displays in the GNS 430 unit's CDI/HSI. This could
result in the pilot making flight decisions that put the aircraft in unsafe flight conditions.

Has FAA taken any action to this point? We issued a proposal to amend part 39 of the
Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 39) to include an AD that would apply to certain
GARMIN GNS 430 units that are installed on aircraft. This proposal was published in the
Federal Register as a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on August 6, 2001 (66 FR
40926). The NPRM proposed to require you to modify the unit to incorporate circuitry
changes to the GNS 430 unit's deviation and flag outputs. The proposed actions would be
accomplished in accordance with GARMIN Service Bulletin No.: 9905, Revision A, dated
September 17, 1999.

Was the public invited to comment? The FAA encouraged interested persons to participate
in the making of this amendment. The paragraphs that follow present the comment received
on the proposal and FAA's response to this comment.
Comment Disposition

What is the commenter's concern? The commenter states that the majority of, if not all, the
owners/operators of aircraft with the GARMIN GNS 430 units installed have already
complied with the proposed AD through the manufacturer's warranty program. The
commenter recommends that FAA withdraw the NPRM.

What is FAA's response to the concern? We do not concur with withdrawing the NPRM.
Many of the airplanes equipped with the GARMIN GNS 430 units may actually incorporate
the modification. However, AD action is the only way we can mandate that all units currently
installed either have the modification incorporated or keep the modification incorporated and
that all units installed in the future incorporate this modification.

We are not changing the final rule as a result of this comment.

FAA's Determination

What is FAA's final determination on this issue? After careful review of all available
information related to the subject presented above, we have determined that air safety and
the public interest require the adoption of the rule as proposed except for minor editorial
corrections. We have determined that these minor corrections:

--Provide 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.

Cost Impact

How many airplanes does this AD impact? We estimate that 2,010 affected GARMIN GNS
430 units could be installed on aircraft in the U.S. registry.

What is the cost impact of this AD on owners/operators of the affected airplanes? GARMIN
will cover all workhours and parts costs associated with this modification under warranty.
This AD will not impose any cost impact upon the owners/operators of any aircraft
incorporating one of the affected GNS 430 units.

Compliance Time of This AD

What is the compliance time of this AD? The compliance time of this AD is within the next 6
months after the effective date of this AD.

Why is the compliance time presented in calendar time instead of hours time-in-service
(TIS)? The compliance time for this AD is presented in calendar time instead of hours TIS
because the condition exists regardless of aircraft operation. The external noise outputs
could occur and cause the inaccurate CDI/HSI displays regardless of the number of times
and hours the aircraft was operated or the age of the GNS 430 unit. For these reasons, we
have determined that a compliance based on calendar time should be utilized in this AD in
order to ensure that the unsafe condition is addressed within a reasonable time period on all
aircraft with an affected GNS 430 unit installed.

Regulatory Impact

Does this AD impact various entities? The regulations adopted herein 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. Therefore, it is determined that this final rule does not have federalism
implications under Executive Order 13132.

Does this AD involve a significant rule or regulatory action? For the reasons discussed
above, I certify that this action (1) Is not a "significant regulatory action" under Executive
Order 12866; (2) is not a "significant rule" under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures
(44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and (3) 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. A copy of the final evaluation prepared for this action is contained
in the Rules Docket. A copy of it may be obtained by contacting the Rules Docket at the
location provided under the caption ADDRESSES.

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 Federal Aviation
Administration amends part 39 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (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. FAA amends Sec. 39.13 by adding a new AD to read as follows:

Regulatory Information

2001-23-17 GARMIN International: Amendment 39-12516; Docket No. 99-CE-87-AD.

(a) What airplanes are affected by this AD? This AD applies to the GNS 430 units that are
specified in paragraph (a)(1) of this AD and are installed on aircraft. These GNS 430 units
are installed in, but not limited to, aircraft that are certificated in any category and presented
in paragraph (a)(2) of this AD:
(1) GNS 430 Units, part number 011-00280-00: serial numbers 9630001, 96300002,
96300017, 96300028, 96300034, 96300040, 96300068, 96300104, 96300108, 96300122,
96300125, 96300130, 96300142, 96300149, 96300161, 96300165, 96300218, 96300222,
96300232, 96300269, 96300272, 96300308, 96300333, 96300340, 96300348, 96300354,
96300369, 96300372, 96300382, 96300394, 96300411, 96300413, 96300429, 96300437,
96300451, 96300484, 96300485, 96300489, 96300504, 96300506, 96300513, 96300522,
96300549, 96300563, 96300585, 96300587, 96300618, 96300621, 96300624, 96300628,
96300641, 96300653, 96300664, 96300713, 96300734, 96300756, 96300766, 96300781,
96300785, 96300786, 96300808, 96300831, 96300837, 96300842, 96300846, 96300866,
96300870, 96300872, 96300899, 96300916, 96300923, 96300925, 96300929, 96300941,
96300961, 96300984, 96300987, 96301021, 96301108, 96301130, 96301280, and
96301296 through 96303200.

(2) Aircraft with the GNS 430 Unit Installation (other aircraft could have field approval
installations):
TC holder Airplane models
Cessna Aircraft Company 172, 182, 206, 208, 210, 401, 402, 404, 406, 411, 414,
414A, 421A, 421B, 421C, 425, 441, 500, 550, S550,
552, 560, 560XL, 501, 525, and 551.
Mooney Aircraft M20, M20A, M20B, M20C, M20D, M20E, M20F,
M20G, M20J, M20K, M20L, M20M, M20R, M20S,
and M22.
Raytheon Aircraft Company Beech Models E33, F33, G33, E33A, F33A, E33C,
F33C, 35, 35R, A35, B35, B35TC, C35, D35, E35,
F35, G35, H35, J35, K35, M35, N35, P35, S35, V35,
V35TC, V35A, V35A-TC, V35B, V35B-TC, 36,
A36, A36TC, 50, B50, C50, D50, D50A, D50B,
D50C, D50E, E50, F50, G50, H50, J50, 60, A60,
B60, 65-90, 65-A90, B90, C90, C90A, C90B, E90,
F90, 100, A100, B100, 95-55, 95-A55, 95-B55, 95-
C55, D-55, E55, 58, 58P, and 58TC.
Socata TBM 700.
The New Piper Aircraft, Inc. J3C-40, J3C-50, J3C-50S (Army L-4, L-4B, L-4H,
and L-4J), J3C-65 (Navy NE-1 and NE-2), J3C-65S,
J3F-50, J3F-50S, J3F-60, J3F-60S, J3F-65 (Army L-
4D), J3F-65S, J3L, J3L-S, J3L-65 (Army L-4C), J3L-
65S, J4, J4A, J4A-S, J4E (Army L-4E), J5A (Army
L-4F), J5A-80, J5B (Army L-4G), J5C, AE-1, HE-1,
PA-11, PA-11S, PA-12, PA-12S, PA-14, PA-15, PA-
16, PA-16S, PA-17, PA-18, PA-18A, PA-18A
(Restricted), PA-18S, PA-18-"105" (Special), PA-
18S-"105" (Special), PA-18-"125" (Army L-21A),
PA-18AS-"125", PA-18S-"125", PA-18-"135" (Army
L-21B), PA-18A-"135", PA-18A-"135" (Restricted),
PA-18AS-"135", PA-18S-"135", PA-18-"150", PA-
18A-"150", PA-18A-"150" (Restricted), PA-18AS-
"150", PA-18S-"150", PA-19 (Army L-18C), PA-
19S, PA-20, P-20S, PA-20-"115", PA-20S-"115",
PA-20-"135", PA-20S-"135", PA-22, PA-22-108, PA-
22-135, PA-22S-135, PA-22-150, PA-22S-150, PA-
22-160, PA-22S-160, PA-24, PA-24-250, PA-24-260,
PA-24-400, PA-25, PA-25-235, PA-25-260, PA-28-
140, PA-28-150, PA-28-151, PA-28-160, PA-28-161,
PA-28-180, PA-28-235, PA-28S-160, PA-28R-180,
PA-28S-180, PA-28-181, PA-28R-200, PA-28R-201,
PA-28R-201T, PA-28RT-201, PA-28RT-201T, PA-
28-201T, PA28-236, PA-32R-301 (SP), PA-32R-301
(HP), PA-32R-301T, PA-32-301, PA-32-301T, PA-
36-285, PA-36-300, PA-36-375, PA-38-112, PA-46-
310P, and PA-46-350P.

(b) Who must comply with this AD? Anyone who wishes to operate any aircraft with one of
the affected GNS 430 units installed must comply with this AD.

(c) What problem does this AD address? The actions specified by this AD are intended to
prevent external noise from causing inaccurate course deviation displays in the GNS 430
unit's course deviation indicator (CDI) or horizontal situation indicator (HSI). Such displays
could result in the pilot making flight decisions that put the aircraft in unsafe flight conditions.

(d) What actions must I accomplish to address this problem? To address this problem, you
must accomplish the following:
Actions Compliance Procedures
(1) Modify the affected GNS 430 Within the next 6 months after In accordance with the
unit to incorporate circuitry December 28, 2001 (the effective MODIFICATION
changes to the deviation and flag date of this AD). INSTRUCTIONS section of
outputs. GARMIN Service Bulletin No.:
9905, Revision A, dated September
17, 1999.
(2) Do not install an affected GNS As of December 28, 2001 (the In accordance with the
430 unit unless it has been effective date of this AD). MODIFICATION
modified as required by paragraph INSTRUCTIONS section of
(d)(1) of this AD. GARMIN Service Bulletin No.:
9905, Revision A, dated September
17, 1999.

(e) Can I comply with this AD in any other way? You may use an alternative method of
compliance or adjust the compliance time if:

(1) Your alternative method of compliance provides an equivalent level of safety; and

(2) The Manager, Wichita Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), approves your alternative.
Submit your request through an FAA Principal Maintenance Inspector, who may add
comments and then send it to the Manager, Wichita ACO.

Note: This AD applies to any aircraft with the equipment installed as identified in paragraph
(a) of this AD, regardless of whether the aircraft has been modified, altered, or repaired in
the area subject to the requirements of this AD. For aircraft that have been modified, altered,
or repaired so that the performance of the requirements of this AD is affected, the
owner/operator must request approval for an alternative method of compliance in
accordance with paragraph (e) of this AD. The request should include an assessment of the
effect of the modification, alteration, or repair on the unsafe condition addressed by this AD;
and, if you have not eliminated the unsafe condition, specific actions you propose to address
it.

(f) Where can I get information about any already-approved alternative methods of
compliance? Contact Roger A. Souter, FAA, Wichita Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 1801
Airport Road, Room 100, Wichita, Kansas 67209; telephone: (316) 946-4134; facsimile:
(316) 946-4407, e-mail: roger.souter@faa.gov.

(g) What if I need to fly the airplane to another location to comply with this AD? The FAA can
issue a special flight permit under sections 21.197 and 21.199 of the Federal Aviation
Regulations (14 CFR 21.197 and 21.199) to operate your airplane to a location where you
can accomplish the requirements of this AD.

(h) Are any service bulletins incorporated into this AD by reference? Actions required by this
AD must be done in accordance with GARMIN Service Bulletin No.: 9905, Revision A, dated
September 17, 1999. The Director of the Federal Register approved this incorporation by
reference under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. You may obtain copies from GARMIN
International, 1200 East 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062. You may view this information
at FAA, Central Region, Office of the Regional Counsel, 901 Locust, Room 506, Kansas
City, Missouri, or at the Office of the Federal Register, 800 North Capitol Street, NW., suite
700, Washington, DC.

(i) When does this amendment become effective? This amendment becomes effective on
December 28, 2001.

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Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on November 14, 2001.


Michael K. Dahl,
Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate,
Aircraft Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 01-29325 Filed 11-30-01; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-13-U

Comments
AD 98-21-21 R1
Airworthiness Directive
Federal Register Information

Header Information
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39 [65 FR 12463 3/9/2000]

Docket No. 98-CE-88-AD; Amendment 39-11621; AD 98-21-21 R1

RIN 2120-AA64

Airworthiness Directives; Bob Fields Aerocessories Inflatable Door Seals

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Preamble Information
AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT

ACTION: Final rule

SUMMARY: This amendment revises Airworthiness Directive (AD) 98-21-21, which currently
requires de-activating the electric door seal inflation system for all aircraft equipped with Bob
Fields Aerocessories inflatable door seals. Since issuance of that AD, the manufacturer has
developed a modification that would allow these electric door seal inflation systems to
remain in service, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved this
modification. This AD requires incorporating this modification as a method of complying with
the current AD, and will exclude those airplanes with manual door seal inflation systems
from the AD requirements of de-activating the system. The actions specified by this AD are
intended to prevent smoke and a possible fire in the cockpit caused by overheating of the
electric door seal inflation systems, which could result in passenger injury.

DATES: Effective May 1, 2000.


ADDRESSES: Service information that relates to this AD may be obtained from Bob Fields
Aerocessories,
340 East Santa Maria St., Santa Paula, California 93060; telephone: (805) 525-6236;
facsimile: (805) 525-5286. This
information may also be examined at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Central
Region, Office of the Regional
Counsel, Attention: Rules Docket No. 98-CE-88-AD, 901 Locust, Room 506, Kansas City,
Missouri 64106.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George Y. Mabuni, Aerospace Engineer, FAA,


Los Angeles Aircraft
Certification Office, 3960 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, California 90712; telephone:
(562) 627-5341;
facsimile: (562) 627-5210.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
Events Leading to the Issuance of This AD
A proposal to amend part 39 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 39) to include
an AD that would apply to all aircraft equipped with Bob Fields Aerocessories inflatable door
seals that are installed in accordance with either the applicable Supplemental Type
Certificate (STC) or through field approval was published in the Federal Register as a notice
of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on October 29, 1999 (64 FR 58359). The NPRM proposed
to revise AD 98-21-21, Amendment 39-10844 (63 FR 55321, October 15, 1998). AD 98-21-
21 currently requires de- activating the electric door seal inflation system, fabricating and
installing a placard specifying that the system is inoperative, and inserting a copy of the AD
into the Limitations Section of the airplane flight manual (AFM).

AD 98-21-21 only applies to those aircraft equipped with the Bob Fields Aerocessories
inflatable door seals. With this in mind, the owner/operator also has the option of removing
all provisions of the Bob Fields Aerocessories inflatable door seals installation, and installing
original equipment manufacturer door seals or an FAA-approved equivalent that is of
different design than the referenced Bob Fields Aerocessories inflatable door seals.

The NPRM proposed to retain the requirements of the existing AD, would exclude those
airplanes incorporating a manual inflatable door seal system from the system de-activation
requirements, and would provide the option of incorporating one of the modifications
referenced in Bob Fields Aerocessories Service Bulletin No. BFA-001, Date: November 3,
1998, as a method of accomplishing the AD.

The NPRM was the result of the manufacturer developing a modification that would allow
these electric door seal inflation systems to remain in service, and the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) approved this modification.

Interested persons have been afforded an opportunity to participate in the making of this
amendment. No comments were received on the proposed rule or the FAA's determination
of the cost to the public.

The FAA's Determination


After careful review of all available information related to the subject presented above, the
FAA has determined that air safety and the public interest require the adoption of the rule as
proposed except for minor editorial corrections. The FAA has determined that these minor
corrections will not change the meaning of the AD and will not add any additional burden
upon the public than was already proposed.

Cost Impact
The FAA does not know the number of aircraft that have the affected electric door seal
inflation systems installed. The FAA estimates that it will take approximately 3 workhours per
airplane to accomplish the optional modifications that will allow these systems to be put back
in service, at an average labor rate of approximately $60 an hour. Based on these figures,
the total cost impact of the optional modification in this document on U.S. operators is
estimated to be $180 per airplane aircraft equipped with Bob Fields Aerocessories inflatable
door seals.

Regulatory Impact
These regulations 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. Therefore, the FAA has determined
that this final rule does not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132.

For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this action (1) is not a "significant regulatory
action" under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a "significant rule" under DOT Regulatory
Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and (3) 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. A copy of the final evaluation prepared for
this action is contained in the Rules Docket. A copy of it may be obtained by contacting the
Rules Docket at the location provided under the caption "ADDRESSES".

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39


Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Safety.

Adoption of the Amendment


Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the Federal
Aviation Administration amends part 39 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (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.

§ 39.13 [Amended]
2. Section 39.13 is amended by removing Airworthiness Directive (AD) 98-21-21,
Amendment 39-10844 (63 FR 55321, October 15, 1998), and adding a new AD to read as
follows:
Regulatory Information

REVISION

98-21-21 R1 BOB FIELDS AEROCESSORIES: Amendment 39-11621; Docket No. 98-CE-


88-AD; Revises AD 98-21-21, Amendment 39-10844.

Applicability: Electric inflatable door seals, installed either in accordance with the applicable
supplemental type certificate (STC) or through field approval, that are installed on, but not
limited to, the following aircraft:
Affected STC Make and Model Aircraft Affected
SA3735NM Cessna Models 170, 170A, and 170B Airplanes
SA4136WE Cessna Models 310, 310A, 310B, 310C, 310D, 310F, 310G, 310H, 310I, 310J, 310K,
310L, 310N, 310P, 310Q, 310R, T310P, T310Q, and T310R Airplanes
SA2226NM Cessna Models P210N and P210R Airplanes
SA3736NM Cessna Models 185, 185A, 185B, 185C, 185D, A185E, and A185F Airplanes
SA4177WE Cessna Models 175, 175A, 175B, and 175C Airplanes
SA4212WE Cessna Models 210, 210A, 210B, 210C, 210D, 210E, 210F, 210G, 210H, 210J, 210K,
210L, 210M, 210N, T210F, T210G, T210H, T210J, T210K, T210L, T210M, T210N,
210-5 (205), and 210-5A (205A) Airplanes
SA4283WE Cessna Models 172, 172A, 172B, 172C, 172D, 172E, 172F, 172G, 172H, 172I, 172K,
172L, 172M, and 172N Airplanes
SA4284WE Cessna Models 180, 180A, 180B, 180C, 180D, 180E, 180F, 180G, 180H, 180J, and
180K Airplanes
SA4285WE Cessna Models 182, 182A, 182B, 182C, 182D, 182E, 182F, 182G, 182H, 182J, 182K,
182L, 182M, 182N, 182P, 182Q, R182, and TR182 Airplanes
SA4286WE Cessna Models 206, P206, P206A, P206B, P206C, P206D, P206E, TP206A, TP206B,
TP206C, TP206D, TP206E, U206, U206A, U206B, U206C, U206D, U206E, U206F,
U206G, TU206A, TU206B, TU206C, TU206D, TU206E, TU206F, and TU206G
Airplanes
SA4287WE Cessna Models 320, 320A, 320B, 320C, 320D, 320E, 320F, and 320-1 Airplanes
SA4180WE Raytheon (Beech) Models H35, J35, K35, M35, N35, P35, S35, V35, V35A, V35B, 35-
33, 35-A33, 35-B33, 35-C33, 35-C33A, E33, E33A, E33C, F33, F33A, F33C, G33, 36,
A36, A36TC, and B36TC Airplanes
SA4184WE Raytheon (Beech) Models 95, B95, B95A, E95, 95-55, 95-A55, 95-B55, 95-B55A, 95-
B55B, 95-C55, D55, E55, 56TC, 58, and 58A Airplanes
SA4239WE Raytheon (Beech) Models 58P, 58PA, 58TC, and 58TCA Airplanes
SA4240WE Raytheon (Beech) Models 50, B50, C50, D50, D50A, D50B, D50C, D50E, D50E-5990,
E50, F50, G50, H50, and J50 Airplanes
SA4282WE Raytheon (Beech) Models 35, A35, B35, C35, D35, E35, F35, G35, and 35R Airplanes
SA4178WE Mooney Models M20, M20A, M20C, M20D, M20E, M20F, M20G, M20J, and M20K
Airplanes
SA4234WE The New Piper Aircraft, Inc. (Piper) Models PA-34-200, PA-34-200T, and PA-34-220T
Airplanes
SA4179WE Piper Models PA-24, PA-24-250, PA-24-260, and PA-24-400 Airplanes
SA4235WE Piper Models PA-44-180 and PA-44-180T Airplanes
SA4236WE Piper Models PA-28-140, PA-28-150, PA-28-160, PA-28-180, PA-28-235, PA-28-151,
PA-28-181, PA-28-161, PA-28-236, PA-28-201T, PA-28S-160, PA-28S-180, PA-28R-
180, PA-28R-200, PA-28R-201, PA-28R-201T, PA-28RT-201, and PA-28RT-201T
Airplanes
SA4237WE Piper Models PA-23, PA-23-160, PA-23-235, PA-23-250, and PA-E23-250 Airplanes
SA4238WE Piper Models PA-30, PA-39, and PA-40 Airplanes
SA4385WP Piper Models PA-31, PA-31-300, PA-31-325, and PA-31-350 Airplanes
SA4288WE Piper Models PA-32-260, PA-32-300, PA-32S-300, PA-32-301, PA-32-301T, PA-32R-
300, PA-32R-301, PA-32R-301T, PA-32RT-300, and PA-32RT-300T Airplanes
SA2511NM Bellanca Models 17-30, 17-31, and 17-31TC Airplanes
SA2510NM Bellanca Models 17-30A, 17-31A, and 17-31ATC Airplanes
SA4316WE Wing Aircraft Company Model D-1 Airplanes

NOTE 1: This AD applies to each airplane identified in the preceding applicability provision
that has the affected inflatable door seals installed, regardless of whether it has been
modified, altered, or repaired in the area subject to the requirements of this AD. For
airplanes that have been modified, altered, or repaired so that the performance of the
requirements of this AD is affected, the owner/operator must request approval for an
alternative method of compliance in accordance with paragraph (f) of this AD. The request
should include an assessment of the effect of the modification, alteration, or repair on the
unsafe condition addressed by this AD; and, if the unsafe condition has not been eliminated,
the request should include specific proposed actions to address it.

Compliance: Required as indicated in the body of this AD, unless already accomplished.

To prevent smoke and a possible fire in the cockpit caused by overheating of the electric
door seal inflation systems, which could result in passenger injury, accomplish the following:

(a) Prior to further flight after October 30, 1998 (the effective date of AD 98-21-21),
deactivate the electric door seal inflation system by accomplishing the following:

(1) Disconnect the battery.

(2) Locate the air pump and identify the power wire to the air pump.

(3) Trace the power wire to its connection to the airplane's original electrical power system.
Disconnect the power wire at its attachment to the airplane's electrical power system and
stow the wire end.

(4) For non-pressurized airplanes, fabricate a placard that incorporates the following words
utilizing letters that are at least 0.10-inch in height, and install this placard on the instrument
panel within the pilot's clear view:
"ELECTRIC DOOR SEAL INFLATION SYSTEM INOPERATIVE"

(5) For pressurized airplanes or for airplanes that do not have an operating manual door seal
inflation system, fabricate a placard that incorporates the following words utilizing letters that
are at least 0.10-inch in height, and install this placard on the instrument panel within the
pilot's clear view:
"ELECTRIC DOOR SEAL INFLATION SYSTEM INOPERATIVE. THIS AIRPLANE CAN
ONLY BE OPERATED IN UNPRESSURIZED FLIGHT"

(6) Reconnect the battery before returning to service.

(b) Prior to further flight after October 30, 1998 (the effective date of AD 98-21-21), insert a
copy of this AD into the Limitations Section of the airplane flight manual (AFM).

NOTE 2: The prior to further flight compliance time of paragraphs (a) and (b) of this AD is
being retained from AD 98-21-21. The only substantive difference between this AD and
AD 98-21-21 is the addition of the alternative method of compliance referenced in
paragraph (c) of this AD.

NOTE 3: This AD only applies to those aircraft equipped with the Bob Fields Aerocessories
inflatable door seals. With this in mind, the owner/operator also has the option of removing
all provisions of the Bob Fields Aerocessories inflatable door seals installation, and installing
original equipment manufacturer door seals or an FAA-approved equivalent that is of a
different design than the referenced Bob Fields Aerocessories inflatable door seals.

(c) One of the following actions may be accomplished as an alternative method of


compliance to the requirements of paragraphs (a) and (b) of this AD. No further action is
required by this AD as long as one of these configurations remains incorporated on the
aircraft.

(1) Modify the electric door seal inflation system in accordance with the procedures in Bob
Fields Aerocessories Service Bulletin No. BFA-001, Date: November 3, 1998; or

(2) Install a manual door seal inflation system instead of an electric system. Aircraft with
existing manual systems as of the effective date of this AD are excluded from the
requirements of paragraphs (a) and (b) of this AD.

(d) As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install, on any aircraft, a Bob Fields
Aerocessories electric door seal inflation system unless the actions specified in Bob Fields
Aerocessories Service Bulletin No. BFA-001, Date: November 3, 1998, are incorporated.

(e) Special flight permits may be issued in accordance with sections 21.197 and 21.199 of
the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 21.197 and 21.199) to operate the airplane to a
location where the requirements of this AD can be accomplished.

(f) An alternative method of compliance or adjustment of the compliance times that provides
an equivalent level of safety may be approved by the Manager, FAA, Los Angeles Aircraft
Certification Office (ACO), 3960 Paramount Blvd., Lakewood, California 90712.

(1) The request shall be forwarded through an appropriate FAA Maintenance Inspector, who
may add comments and then send it to the Manager, Los Angeles ACO.
(2) Alternative methods of compliance approved in accordance with AD 98-21-21 are
considered approved as alternative methods of compliance for this AD.

NOTE 4: Information concerning the existence of approved alternative methods of


compliance with this AD, if any, may be obtained from the Los Angeles ACO.

(g) All persons affected by this directive may obtain copies of the document referred to
herein upon request to Bob Fields Aerocessories, 340 East Santa Maria St., Santa Paula,
California 93060; or may examine this document(s) at the FAA, Central Region, Office of the
Regional Counsel, Room 506, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106.

(h) This amendment revises AD 98-21-21, Amendment 39-10844.

(i) This amendment becomes effective on May 1, 2000.

Footer Information
Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on March 2, 2000.
Michael Gallagher,
Manager, Small Airplane Directorate,
Aircraft Certification Service.

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