We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Honeywell International Inc. models TFE731-4, -4R, -5, -5R, -5AR, and - 5BR series turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by a report of a rim/ web separation of a first stage low-pressure turbine (LPT1) rotor assembly. This AD requires replacing affected LPT1 rotor assemblies with assemblies eligible for installation. We are issuing this AD to prevent uncontained disk separation, engine failure, and damage to the airplane.
Agency Contact: Joseph Costa, Aerospace Engineer, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 3960 Paramount Blvd., Lakewood, CA 90712-4137; phone: 562- 627-5246; fax: 562-627-5210: email: email@example.com.
This rule is final. Its effective date is October 2, 2012.