We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. (type certificate previously held by The New Piper Aircraft Inc.) PA-28, PA-32, PA-34, and PA-44 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of control cable assembly failures that may lead to failure of the horizontal stabilator control system and could result in loss of pitch control. This proposed AD would require inspections of the stabilator control system and replacement of parts as necessary. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Contact: Hector Hernandez, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, Georgia 30337; telephone: (404) 474-5587; fax: (404) 474- 5606; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a proposed regulation. Comments were due on September 17, 2012.