Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes; Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) Airplanes; Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) and Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) Airplanes, 59073-59076 [2010-23838]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 186 / Monday, September 27, 2010 / Rules and Regulations (h) If the ADG serial number, as determined in paragraph (g) of this AD, is not listed in paragraph 1.A of the applicable Bombardier service bulletin listed in Table 1 of this AD, no further action is required by 59073 this AD, except as required by paragraph (j) of this AD. TABLE 1—SERVICE BULLETINS Bombardier Service Bulletin— Model— CL–600–2B16 (CL–604) airplanes .................................................................................................................. CL–600–2B16 (CL–605) airplanes .................................................................................................................. (i) If the ADG serial number determined in paragraph (g) of this AD is identified in paragraph 1.A. of the applicable service bulletin listed in Table 1 of this AD, before further flight, do an inspection to determine if the symbol ‘‘24–5’’ is marked on the ADG identification plate. A review of airplane maintenance records is acceptable in lieu of this inspection if the symbol ‘‘24–5’’ can be conclusively determined from that review. (1) If the symbol ‘‘24–5’’ is marked on the ADG identification plate, and the balance washer screws have already been replaced, no further action is required by this AD, except as required by paragraph (j) of this AD. (2) If the symbol ‘‘24–5’’ is not marked on the ADG identification plate, before further flight, replace all balance washer screws with new screws having part number MS24667–14 and mark the ADG identification plate with symbol ‘‘24–5’’, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of the applicable service bulletin listed in Table 1 of this AD. (j) As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install on any airplane a replacement or spare ADG, Hamilton Sundstrand part number in the 761339 or 1711405 series, having one of the serial numbers identified in paragraph 1.A. of the applicable service bulletin listed in Table 1 of this AD, unless the ADG is identified with the symbol ‘‘24–5’’ on the identification plate. FAA AD Differences mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with RULES Note 2: This AD differs from the MCAI and/or service information as follows: The MCAI specifies to inspect only airplanes having certain serial numbers that are part of the MCAI applicability. Because the affected part could be rotated onto any of the airplanes listed in the applicability, this AD requires the inspection be done on all airplanes. We have coordinated this difference with TCCA. Other FAA AD Provisions (k) The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New York Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), ANE–170, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Send information to ATTN: Program Manager, Continuing Operational Safety, FAA, New York ACO, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, New York, 11590; telephone 516–228–7300; fax 516– 794–5531. Before using any approved AMOC on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:28 Sep 24, 2010 Jkt 220001 notify your principal maintenance inspector (PMI) or principal avionics inspector (PAI), as appropriate, or lacking a principal inspector, your local Flight Standards District Office. The AMOC approval letter must specifically reference this AD. (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer or other source, use these actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered FAA-approved if they are approved by the State of Design Authority (or their delegated agent). You are required to assure the product is airworthy before it is returned to service. (3) Reporting Requirements: For any reporting requirement in this AD, under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the information collection requirements and has assigned OMB Control Number 2120–0056. Related Information (l) Refer to MCAI Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF–2009–50, dated December 17, 2009; and Bombardier Service Bulletins 604– 24–021, dated July 13, 2009, and 605–24– 001, dated July 13, 2009; for related information. Material Incorporated by Reference (m) You must use Bombardier Service Bulletin 604–24–021, dated July 13, 2009; or Bombardier Service Bulletin 605–24–001, dated July 13, 2009; as applicable; to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of this service information under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) For service information identified in ˆ this AD, contact Bombardier, Inc., 400 Cote´ Vertu Road West, Dorval, Quebec H4S 1Y9, Canada; telephone 514–855–5000; fax 514– 855–7401; e-mail thd.crj@aero.bombardier.com; Internet http:// www.bombardier.com. (3) You may review copies of the service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. (4) You may also review copies of the service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 604–24–021 605–24–001 Dated— July 13, 2009. July 13, 2009. to: http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/ code_of_federal_regulations/ ibr_locations.html. Issued in Renton, Washington, on September 10, 2010. Jeffrey E. Duven, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2010–23742 Filed 9–24–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2010–0375; Directorate Identifier 2010–NM–014–AD; Amendment 39–16443; AD 2010–20–09] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Model CL–600–2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes; Model CL–600–2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) Airplanes; Model CL–600– 2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) and Model CL–600–2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as: SUMMARY: Following five reported cases of balance washer screw failure on similar ADGs [airdriven generators]/ram air turbines installed on other aircraft types, investigation by Hamilton Sundstrand determined that a specific batch of the screws had a metallographic non-conformity that increased their susceptibility to brittle fracture. * * * Failure of a balance washer screw can result in loss of the related balance washer, E:\FR\FM\27SER1.SGM 27SER1 59074 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 186 / Monday, September 27, 2010 / Rules and Regulations with consequent turbine imbalance. Such imbalance could potentially result in ADG structural failure (including blade failure), loss of ADG electrical power and structural damage to the aircraft and, if deployment was activated by a dual engine shutdown, could also result in loss of hydraulic power for the flight controls. * * * * * The unsafe condition is the reduced ability of the flightcrew to maintain the safe flight and landing of the airplane. We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD becomes effective November 1, 2010. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of November 1, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov or in person at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Alfano, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe and Mechanical Systems Branch, ANE–171, FAA, New York Aircraft Certification Office, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, New York 11590; telephone (516) 228– 7340; fax (516) 794–5531. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with RULES We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to include an AD that would apply to the specified products. That NPRM was published in the Federal Register on April 8, 2010 (75 FR 17884). That NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: Following five reported cases of balance washer screw failure on similar ADGs [airdriven generators]/ram air turbines installed on other aircraft types, investigation by Hamilton Sundstrand determined that a specific batch of the screws had a metallographic non-conformity that increased their susceptibility to brittle fracture. Subsequently, it was established that 152 ‘‘dry’’ ADGs [Hamilton Sundstrand Part Numbers (P/Ns) in the 761339 series and 1711405; see Note] either had nonconforming screws installed during production or may possibly have had nonconforming screws installed during maintenance or repair at Hamilton Sundstrand repair stations. Failure of a balance washer screw can result in loss of the related balance washer, with consequent turbine imbalance. Such imbalance could potentially result in ADG VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:28 Sep 24, 2010 Jkt 220001 structural failure (including blade failure), loss of ADG electrical power and structural damage to the aircraft and, if deployment was activated by a dual engine shutdown, could also result in loss of hydraulic power for the flight controls [and consequent reduced ability of the flightcrew to maintain the safe flight and landing of the airplane]. This [Canadian] directive mandates checking the ADG and replacing the balance washer screws, if required. It also prohibits future installation of unmodified ADGs. Note: ADGs with Hamilton Sundstrand P/ Ns in the 761339 series and 1711405 are installed on the aircraft models listed in the Applicability section above in addition to Bombardier Inc. Model CL–600–2B16. The latter model is covered in a separate directive. The unsafe condition is the reduced ability of the flightcrew to maintain the safe flight and landing of the airplane. You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We considered the comments received. Request To Remove the Phrase ‘‘Before Further Flight’’ From Paragraph (i) of the AD Comair requests that the phrase ‘‘before further flight’’ be changed from paragraph (i) of the AD. Comair suggests that the intent of paragraph (i) is that if the air-driven generator (ADG) is deployed to allow inspection of the data plate for the symbol ‘‘24–5,’’ and it is discovered that there is no symbol ‘‘24– 5,’’ before further flight comply with the service bulletin. Comair suggests using the phrase ‘‘within the timeframe determined in (g) or (h).’’ We agree with the request to change the wording in paragraph (i) of this AD. This change does not compromise safety or the intent of the AD; therefore, we have changed the wording to ‘‘within the applicable time in paragraph (g) or (h) of this AD.’’ Request To Eliminate ‘‘24–5’’ Marking on the ADG Identification Plate Air Wisconsin requests that the ‘‘24– 5’’ marking on the ADG identification plate be eliminated from the identification plate. Air Wisconsin states that it is the operator’s record keeping system that is required to show compliance with the AD, and Air Wisconsin’s record keeping system has been approved to sufficiently ensure AD compliance. We disagree with the request to remove the ‘‘24–5’’ marking on the ADG identification plate. The ‘‘24–5’’ marking on the identification plate of the affected ADG identifies that the suspect PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 balance washer screws have been replaced and are in compliance with the AD. No change has been made to the AD in this regard. Request for Clarification Regarding Term ‘‘All Airplanes’’ Air Wisconsin requests clarification regarding the term ‘‘all airplanes,’’ which is used in Note 1 of the NPRM specifying that the inspection is to be done on all airplanes. We agree that clarification is needed. The term ‘‘all airplanes’’ refers to the applicable airplane models listed in paragraph (c) of this AD. It is possible that an affected part could be rotated onto any of the airplanes listed in the applicability, and the affected part could be missed unless the inspection specified in paragraph (g) of this AD applies to all of the airplanes identified in paragraph (c) of this AD. No change has been made to the AD in this regard. Request To Reclassify as Appliance AD Air Wisconsin requests that this AD be classified as an appliance AD. Air Wisconsin requests that if we cannot reclassify it as an appliance AD, we include a statement ensuring compliance on all units in inventory so that affected units are not installed on airplanes. We disagree with the request to reclassify the AD as an appliance AD. When the unsafe condition results from the installation of the appliance on an aircraft, the AD action is issued against the aircraft, not the appliance. We also disagree with the request to include a statement ensuring compliance on all units in inventory, because paragraph (j) of this AD already addresses the issue of installing a replacement or spare ADG on any airplane. No change has been made to the AD in this regard. Clarification of Paragraph (g) We have clarified the compliance times in paragraph (g) of this AD by requiring the inspection at the earliest of the times identified in paragraphs (g)(1), (g)(2), (g)(3), and (g)(4) of this AD. Conclusion We reviewed the available data, including the comments received, and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD with the changes described previously. We determined that these changes will not increase the economic burden on any operator or increase the scope of the AD. E:\FR\FM\27SER1.SGM 27SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 186 / Monday, September 27, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Differences Between This AD and the MCAI or Service Information We have reviewed the MCAI and related service information and, in general, agree with their substance. But we might have found it necessary to use different words from those in the MCAI to ensure the AD is clear for U.S. operators and is enforceable. In making these changes, we do not intend to differ substantively from the information provided in the MCAI and related service information. We might also have required different actions in this AD from those in the MCAI in order to follow our FAA policies. Any such differences are highlighted in a NOTE within the AD. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with RULES Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD will affect 1,008 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it will take about 10 workhours per product to comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Required parts will cost about $0 per product. Where the service information lists required parts costs that are covered under warranty, we have assumed that there will be no charge for these parts. As we do not control warranty coverage for affected parties, some parties may incur costs higher than estimated here. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD to the U.S. operators to be $856,800, or $850 per product. Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. ‘‘Subtitle VII: Aviation Programs,’’ describes in more detail the scope of the Agency’s authority. We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in ‘‘Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: General requirements.’’ Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. Regulatory Findings We determined that this AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:28 Sep 24, 2010 Jkt 220001 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. For the reasons discussed above, I certify this AD: 1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the 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. We prepared a regulatory evaluation of the estimated costs to comply with this AD and placed it in the AD docket. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov; or in person at the Docket Operations office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains the NPRM, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Operations office (telephone (800) 647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. 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 FAA amends 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. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new AD: ■ 2010–20–09 Bombardier, Inc.: Amendment 39–16443. Docket No. FAA–2010–0375; Directorate Identifier 2010–NM–014–AD. Effective Date (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective November 1, 2010. Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to Bombardier, Inc. Model CL–600–2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 59075 & 440) airplanes, serial numbers 7305 through 7990 inclusive and 8000 and subsequent; Model CL–600–2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes, serial numbers 10003 and subsequent; Model CL– 600–2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) and Model CL–600–2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes, serial numbers 15001 and subsequent; certificated in any category. Subject (d) Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 24: Electrical power. Reason (e) The mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) states: Following five reported cases of balance washer screw failure on similar ADGs [airdriven generators]/ram air turbines installed on other aircraft types, investigation by Hamilton Sundstrand determined that a specific batch of the screws had a metallographic non-conformity that increased their susceptibility to brittle fracture. Subsequently, it was established that 152 ‘‘dry’’ ADGs [Hamilton Sundstrand Part Numbers (P/Ns) in the 761339 series and 1711405; see Note] either had nonconforming screws installed during production or may possibly have had nonconforming screws installed during maintenance or repair at Hamilton Sundstrand repair stations. Failure of a balance washer screw can result in loss of the related balance washer, with consequent turbine imbalance. Such imbalance could potentially result in ADG structural failure (including blade failure), loss of ADG electrical power and structural damage to the aircraft and, if deployment was activated by a dual engine shutdown, could also result in loss of hydraulic power for the flight controls. This [Canadian] directive mandates checking the ADG and replacing the balance washer screws, if required. It also prohibits future installation of unmodified ADGs. Note: ADGs with Hamilton Sundstrand P/ Ns in the 761339 series and 1711405 are installed on the aircraft models listed in the Applicability section above in addition to Bombardier Inc. Model CL–600–2B16. The latter model is covered in a separate directive. The unsafe condition is the reduced ability of the flightcrew to maintain the safe flight and landing of the airplane. Compliance (f) You are responsible for having the actions required by this AD performed within the compliance times specified, unless the actions have already been done. Actions (g) For Model CL–600–2C10, CL–600–2D15 and CL–600–2D24 airplanes: At the earliest of the times identified in paragraphs (g)(1), (g)(2), (g)(3), and (g)(4) of this AD, do an inspection to determine the serial number of the installed air-driven generator (ADG), in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of the applicable service bulletin listed in Table 1 of this AD. A review of airplane maintenance records is acceptable in E:\FR\FM\27SER1.SGM 27SER1 59076 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 186 / Monday, September 27, 2010 / Rules and Regulations lieu of this inspection if the serial number of the ADG can be conclusively identified from that review. (1) Within 4,000 flight hours or 18 months after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first; or (2) Prior to the next in-flight or on-ground functional check of the ADG, whichever occurs first after the effective date of this AD; or (3) Prior to the next in-flight or on-ground operational check of the ADG, whichever occurs first after the effective date of this AD; or (4) Before the next scheduled ADG in-flight deployment. (h) For Model CL–600–2B19 airplanes: At the earliest of the times identified in paragraphs (h)(1), (h)(2), (h)(3), and (h)(4) of this AD, do an inspection to determine the serial number of the installed ADG, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of the applicable service bulletin listed in Table 1 of this AD. A review of airplane maintenance records is acceptable in lieu of this inspection if the part number of the ADG can be conclusively identified from that review. (1) Within 4,000 flight hours after the effective date of this AD; or (2) Prior to the next in-flight or on-ground functional check of the ADG, whichever occurs first after the effective date of this AD; or (3) Prior to the next in-flight or on-ground operational check of the ADG, whichever occurs first after the effective date of this AD; or (4) Before the next scheduled ADG in-flight deployment. TABLE 1—SERVICE BULLETINS Model— Bombardier Service Bulletin— Revision— Dated— CL–600–2B19 airplanes ..................................................................... CL–600–2C10, CL–600–2D15, and CL–600–2D24 airplanes ........... 601R–24–127 .............. 670BA–24–026 ........... A .................................. Original ........................ February 25, 2010. October 23, 2009. (i) If the ADG serial number determined in paragraph (g) or (h) of this AD is identified in paragraph 1.A. of the applicable service bulletin listed in Table 1 of this AD, within the applicable time in paragraph (g) or (h) of this AD do an inspection to determine if the symbol ‘‘24–5’’ is marked on the ADG identification plate. A review of airplane maintenance records is acceptable in lieu of this inspection if the symbol ‘‘24–5’’ mark can be conclusively identified from that review. (1) If the symbol ‘‘24–5’’ is marked on the ADG identification plate, the balance washer screws have already been replaced, and no further action is required by this paragraph. (2) If the symbol ‘‘24–5’’ is not marked on the ADG identification plate, before further flight replace all balance washer screws with new balance washer screws, part number MS24667–14, and mark the ADG identification plate with symbol ‘‘24–5,’’ in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of the applicable service bulletin listed in Table 1 of this AD. (j) As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install on any airplane, a replacement or spare ADG, Hamilton Sundstrand part number in the 761339 or 1711405 series, having one of the serial numbers identified in paragraph 1.A. of the applicable service bulletin identified in Table 1 of this AD, unless the ADG is identified with the symbol ‘‘24–5’’ on the identification plate. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with RULES Actions Accomplished According to Previous Issue of Service Bulletin (k) Inspections accomplished before the effective date of this AD according to Bombardier Service Bulletin 601R–24–127, dated October 23, 2009, are considered acceptable for compliance with the corresponding action specified in this AD. FAA AD Differences Note 1: This AD differs from the MCAI and/or service information as follows: The MCAI specifies to inspect only airplanes having certain serial numbers that are part of the MCAI applicability. Because the affected part could be rotated onto any of the airplanes listed in the applicability, this AD VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:28 Sep 24, 2010 Jkt 220001 requires the inspection be done on all airplanes. We have coordinated this with the TCCA. Other FAA AD Provisions (l) The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New York Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), ANE–170, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Send information to Attn: Program Manager, Continuing Operational Safety, FAA, New York ACO, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, New York, 11590; telephone 516–228–7300; fax 516– 794–5531. Before using any approved AMOC on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify your principal maintenance inspector (PMI) or principal avionics inspector (PAI), as appropriate, or lacking a principal inspector, your local Flight Standards District Office. The AMOC approval letter must specifically reference this AD. (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer or other source, use these actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered FAA-approved if they are approved by the State of Design Authority (or their delegated agent). You are required to assure the product is airworthy before it is returned to service. (3) Reporting Requirements: For any reporting requirement in this AD, under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the information collection requirements and has assigned OMB Control Number 2120–0056. Material Incorporated by Reference (n) You must use Bombardier Service Bulletin 601R–24–127, Revision A, dated February 25, 2010; or Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA–24–026, dated October 23, 2009; as applicable; to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of this service information under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) For service information identified in ˆ this AD, contact Bombardier, Inc., 400 Cote´ Vertu Road West, Dorval, Quebec H4S 1Y9, Canada; telephone 514–855–5000; fax 514– 855–7401; e-mail thd.crj@aero.bombardier.com; Internet http:// www.bombardier.com. (3) You may review copies of the service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. (4) You may also review copies of the service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/ code_of_federal_regulations/ ibr_locations.html. Issued in Renton, Washington, on September 15, 2010. Robert D. Breneman, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. Related Information [FR Doc. 2010–23838 Filed 9–24–10; 8:45 am] (m) Refer to MCAI Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF–2009–48, dated December 14, 2009; and Bombardier Service Bulletins 601R–24–127, Revision A, dated February 25, 2010, and 670BA–24–026, dated October 23, 2009; for related information. BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\27SER1.SGM 27SER1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 186 (Monday, September 27, 2010)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2010-0375; Directorate Identifier 2010-NM-014-AD; 
Amendment 39-16443; AD 2010-20-09]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 
(Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes; Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional 
Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) Airplanes; Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet 
Series 705) and Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the 
products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing 
airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of 
another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an 
aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:

    Following five reported cases of balance washer screw failure on 
similar ADGs [air-driven generators]/ram air turbines installed on 
other aircraft types, investigation by Hamilton Sundstrand 
determined that a specific batch of the screws had a metallographic 
non-conformity that increased their susceptibility to brittle 
fracture. * * *
    Failure of a balance washer screw can result in loss of the 
related balance washer,

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with consequent turbine imbalance. Such imbalance could potentially 
result in ADG structural failure (including blade failure), loss of 
ADG electrical power and structural damage to the aircraft and, if 
deployment was activated by a dual engine shutdown, could also 
result in loss of hydraulic power for the flight controls.
* * * * *
    The unsafe condition is the reduced ability of the flightcrew to 
maintain the safe flight and landing of the airplane. We are issuing 
this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe condition on these 
products.

DATES: This AD becomes effective November 1, 2010.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of November 1, 
2010.

ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov or in person at the U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Alfano, Aerospace 
Engineer, Airframe and Mechanical Systems Branch, ANE-171, FAA, New 
York Aircraft Certification Office, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, 
Westbury, New York 11590; telephone (516) 228-7340; fax (516) 794-5531.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR 
part 39 to include an AD that would apply to the specified products. 
That NPRM was published in the Federal Register on April 8, 2010 (75 FR 
17884). That NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the 
specified products. The MCAI states:

    Following five reported cases of balance washer screw failure on 
similar ADGs [air-driven generators]/ram air turbines installed on 
other aircraft types, investigation by Hamilton Sundstrand 
determined that a specific batch of the screws had a metallographic 
non-conformity that increased their susceptibility to brittle 
fracture. Subsequently, it was established that 152 ``dry'' ADGs 
[Hamilton Sundstrand Part Numbers (P/Ns) in the 761339 series and 
1711405; see Note] either had non-conforming screws installed during 
production or may possibly have had non-conforming screws installed 
during maintenance or repair at Hamilton Sundstrand repair stations.
    Failure of a balance washer screw can result in loss of the 
related balance washer, with consequent turbine imbalance. Such 
imbalance could potentially result in ADG structural failure 
(including blade failure), loss of ADG electrical power and 
structural damage to the aircraft and, if deployment was activated 
by a dual engine shutdown, could also result in loss of hydraulic 
power for the flight controls [and consequent reduced ability of the 
flightcrew to maintain the safe flight and landing of the airplane].
    This [Canadian] directive mandates checking the ADG and 
replacing the balance washer screws, if required. It also prohibits 
future installation of unmodified ADGs.
    Note: ADGs with Hamilton Sundstrand P/Ns in the 761339 series 
and 1711405 are installed on the aircraft models listed in the 
Applicability section above in addition to Bombardier Inc. Model CL-
600-2B16. The latter model is covered in a separate directive.

    The unsafe condition is the reduced ability of the flightcrew to 
maintain the safe flight and landing of the airplane. You may obtain 
further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. We considered the comments received.

Request To Remove the Phrase ``Before Further Flight'' From Paragraph 
(i) of the AD

    Comair requests that the phrase ``before further flight'' be 
changed from paragraph (i) of the AD. Comair suggests that the intent 
of paragraph (i) is that if the air-driven generator (ADG) is deployed 
to allow inspection of the data plate for the symbol ``24-5,'' and it 
is discovered that there is no symbol ``24-5,'' before further flight 
comply with the service bulletin. Comair suggests using the phrase 
``within the timeframe determined in (g) or (h).''
    We agree with the request to change the wording in paragraph (i) of 
this AD. This change does not compromise safety or the intent of the 
AD; therefore, we have changed the wording to ``within the applicable 
time in paragraph (g) or (h) of this AD.''

Request To Eliminate ``24-5'' Marking on the ADG Identification Plate

    Air Wisconsin requests that the ``24-5'' marking on the ADG 
identification plate be eliminated from the identification plate. Air 
Wisconsin states that it is the operator's record keeping system that 
is required to show compliance with the AD, and Air Wisconsin's record 
keeping system has been approved to sufficiently ensure AD compliance.
    We disagree with the request to remove the ``24-5'' marking on the 
ADG identification plate. The ``24-5'' marking on the identification 
plate of the affected ADG identifies that the suspect balance washer 
screws have been replaced and are in compliance with the AD. No change 
has been made to the AD in this regard.

Request for Clarification Regarding Term ``All Airplanes''

    Air Wisconsin requests clarification regarding the term ``all 
airplanes,'' which is used in Note 1 of the NPRM specifying that the 
inspection is to be done on all airplanes.
    We agree that clarification is needed. The term ``all airplanes'' 
refers to the applicable airplane models listed in paragraph (c) of 
this AD. It is possible that an affected part could be rotated onto any 
of the airplanes listed in the applicability, and the affected part 
could be missed unless the inspection specified in paragraph (g) of 
this AD applies to all of the airplanes identified in paragraph (c) of 
this AD. No change has been made to the AD in this regard.

Request To Reclassify as Appliance AD

    Air Wisconsin requests that this AD be classified as an appliance 
AD. Air Wisconsin requests that if we cannot reclassify it as an 
appliance AD, we include a statement ensuring compliance on all units 
in inventory so that affected units are not installed on airplanes.
    We disagree with the request to reclassify the AD as an appliance 
AD. When the unsafe condition results from the installation of the 
appliance on an aircraft, the AD action is issued against the aircraft, 
not the appliance. We also disagree with the request to include a 
statement ensuring compliance on all units in inventory, because 
paragraph (j) of this AD already addresses the issue of installing a 
replacement or spare ADG on any airplane. No change has been made to 
the AD in this regard.

Clarification of Paragraph (g)

    We have clarified the compliance times in paragraph (g) of this AD 
by requiring the inspection at the earliest of the times identified in 
paragraphs (g)(1), (g)(2), (g)(3), and (g)(4) of this AD.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the available data, including the comments received, 
and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting 
the AD with the changes described previously. We determined that these 
changes will not increase the economic burden on any operator or 
increase the scope of the AD.

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Differences Between This AD and the MCAI or Service Information

    We have reviewed the MCAI and related service information and, in 
general, agree with their substance. But we might have found it 
necessary to use different words from those in the MCAI to ensure the 
AD is clear for U.S. operators and is enforceable. In making these 
changes, we do not intend to differ substantively from the information 
provided in the MCAI and related service information.
    We might also have required different actions in this AD from those 
in the MCAI in order to follow our FAA policies. Any such differences 
are highlighted in a NOTE within the AD.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD will affect 1,008 products of U.S. 
registry. We also estimate that it will take about 10 work-hours per 
product to comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average 
labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Required parts will cost about $0 per 
product. Where the service information lists required parts costs that 
are covered under warranty, we have assumed that there will be no 
charge for these parts. As we do not control warranty coverage for 
affected parties, some parties may incur costs higher than estimated 
here. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD to the 
U.S. operators to be $856,800, or $850 per product.

Authority for This Rulemaking

    Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA's authority to 
issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the 
authority of the FAA Administrator. ``Subtitle VII: Aviation 
Programs,'' describes in more detail the scope of the Agency's 
authority.
    We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in 
``Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: General 
requirements.'' Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with 
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing 
regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator 
finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within 
the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition 
that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this 
rulemaking action.

Regulatory Findings

    We determined that this AD will not have federalism implications 
under Executive Order 13132. This AD 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.
    For the reasons discussed above, I certify this AD:
    1. Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive Order 
12866;
    2. Is not a ``significant rule'' under the 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.
    We prepared a regulatory evaluation of the estimated costs to 
comply with this AD and placed it in the AD docket.

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov; or in person at the Docket Operations office 
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays. The AD docket contains the NPRM, the regulatory evaluation, 
any comments received, and other information. The street address for 
the Docket Operations office (telephone (800) 647-5527) is in the 
ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly 
after receipt.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

Adoption of the Amendment

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Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, 
the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows:

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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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]

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2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by adding the following new AD:

2010-20-09 Bombardier, Inc.: Amendment 39-16443. Docket No. FAA-
2010-0375; Directorate Identifier 2010-NM-014-AD.

Effective Date

    (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective November 
1, 2010.

Affected ADs

    (b) None.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 
(Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes, serial numbers 7305 
through 7990 inclusive and 8000 and subsequent; Model CL-600-2C10 
(Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes, serial numbers 
10003 and subsequent; Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) 
and Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes, serial 
numbers 15001 and subsequent; certificated in any category.

Subject

    (d) Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 24: 
Electrical power.

Reason

    (e) The mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) 
states:
    Following five reported cases of balance washer screw failure on 
similar ADGs [air-driven generators]/ram air turbines installed on 
other aircraft types, investigation by Hamilton Sundstrand 
determined that a specific batch of the screws had a metallographic 
non-conformity that increased their susceptibility to brittle 
fracture. Subsequently, it was established that 152 ``dry'' ADGs 
[Hamilton Sundstrand Part Numbers (P/Ns) in the 761339 series and 
1711405; see Note] either had non-conforming screws installed during 
production or may possibly have had non-conforming screws installed 
during maintenance or repair at Hamilton Sundstrand repair stations.
    Failure of a balance washer screw can result in loss of the 
related balance washer, with consequent turbine imbalance. Such 
imbalance could potentially result in ADG structural failure 
(including blade failure), loss of ADG electrical power and 
structural damage to the aircraft and, if deployment was activated 
by a dual engine shutdown, could also result in loss of hydraulic 
power for the flight controls.
    This [Canadian] directive mandates checking the ADG and 
replacing the balance washer screws, if required. It also prohibits 
future installation of unmodified ADGs.

    Note: ADGs with Hamilton Sundstrand P/Ns in the 761339 series 
and 1711405 are installed on the aircraft models listed in the 
Applicability section above in addition to Bombardier Inc. Model CL-
600-2B16. The latter model is covered in a separate directive.

    The unsafe condition is the reduced ability of the flightcrew to 
maintain the safe flight and landing of the airplane.

Compliance

    (f) You are responsible for having the actions required by this 
AD performed within the compliance times specified, unless the 
actions have already been done.

Actions

    (g) For Model CL-600-2C10, CL-600-2D15 and CL-600-2D24 
airplanes: At the earliest of the times identified in paragraphs 
(g)(1), (g)(2), (g)(3), and (g)(4) of this AD, do an inspection to 
determine the serial number of the installed air-driven generator 
(ADG), in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of the 
applicable service bulletin listed in Table 1 of this AD. A review 
of airplane maintenance records is acceptable in

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lieu of this inspection if the serial number of the ADG can be 
conclusively identified from that review.
    (1) Within 4,000 flight hours or 18 months after the effective 
date of this AD, whichever occurs first; or
    (2) Prior to the next in-flight or on-ground functional check of 
the ADG, whichever occurs first after the effective date of this AD; 
or
    (3) Prior to the next in-flight or on-ground operational check 
of the ADG, whichever occurs first after the effective date of this 
AD; or
    (4) Before the next scheduled ADG in-flight deployment.
    (h) For Model CL-600-2B19 airplanes: At the earliest of the 
times identified in paragraphs (h)(1), (h)(2), (h)(3), and (h)(4) of 
this AD, do an inspection to determine the serial number of the 
installed ADG, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of 
the applicable service bulletin listed in Table 1 of this AD. A 
review of airplane maintenance records is acceptable in lieu of this 
inspection if the part number of the ADG can be conclusively 
identified from that review.
    (1) Within 4,000 flight hours after the effective date of this 
AD; or
    (2) Prior to the next in-flight or on-ground functional check of 
the ADG, whichever occurs first after the effective date of this AD; 
or
    (3) Prior to the next in-flight or on-ground operational check 
of the ADG, whichever occurs first after the effective date of this 
AD; or
    (4) Before the next scheduled ADG in-flight deployment.

                                                               Table 1--Service Bulletins
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               Model--                     Bombardier Service Bulletin--                   Revision--                              Dated--
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CL-600-2B19 airplanes................  601R-24-127..........................  A...................................  February 25, 2010.
CL-600-2C10, CL-600-2D15, and CL-600-  670BA-24-026.........................  Original............................  October 23, 2009.
 2D24 airplanes.
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     (i) If the ADG serial number determined in paragraph (g) or (h) 
of this AD is identified in paragraph 1.A. of the applicable service 
bulletin listed in Table 1 of this AD, within the applicable time in 
paragraph (g) or (h) of this AD do an inspection to determine if the 
symbol ``24-5'' is marked on the ADG identification plate. A review 
of airplane maintenance records is acceptable in lieu of this 
inspection if the symbol ``24-5'' mark can be conclusively 
identified from that review.
    (1) If the symbol ``24-5'' is marked on the ADG identification 
plate, the balance washer screws have already been replaced, and no 
further action is required by this paragraph.
    (2) If the symbol ``24-5'' is not marked on the ADG 
identification plate, before further flight replace all balance 
washer screws with new balance washer screws, part number MS24667-
14, and mark the ADG identification plate with symbol ``24-5,'' in 
accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of the applicable 
service bulletin listed in Table 1 of this AD.
    (j) As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install 
on any airplane, a replacement or spare ADG, Hamilton Sundstrand 
part number in the 761339 or 1711405 series, having one of the 
serial numbers identified in paragraph 1.A. of the applicable 
service bulletin identified in Table 1 of this AD, unless the ADG is 
identified with the symbol ``24-5'' on the identification plate.

Actions Accomplished According to Previous Issue of Service Bulletin

    (k) Inspections accomplished before the effective date of this 
AD according to Bombardier Service Bulletin 601R-24-127, dated 
October 23, 2009, are considered acceptable for compliance with the 
corresponding action specified in this AD.

FAA AD Differences

    Note 1: This AD differs from the MCAI and/or service information 
as follows: The MCAI specifies to inspect only airplanes having 
certain serial numbers that are part of the MCAI applicability. 
Because the affected part could be rotated onto any of the airplanes 
listed in the applicability, this AD requires the inspection be done 
on all airplanes. We have coordinated this with the TCCA.

Other FAA AD Provisions

    (l) The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New 
York Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), ANE-170, FAA, has the 
authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the 
procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Send information to Attn: Program 
Manager, Continuing Operational Safety, FAA, New York ACO, 1600 
Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, New York, 11590; telephone 516-
228-7300; fax 516-794-5531. Before using any approved AMOC on any 
airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify your principal 
maintenance inspector (PMI) or principal avionics inspector (PAI), 
as appropriate, or lacking a principal inspector, your local Flight 
Standards District Office. The AMOC approval letter must 
specifically reference this AD.
    (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain 
corrective actions from a manufacturer or other source, use these 
actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered 
FAA-approved if they are approved by the State of Design Authority 
(or their delegated agent). You are required to assure the product 
is airworthy before it is returned to service.
    (3) Reporting Requirements: For any reporting requirement in 
this AD, under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has 
approved the information collection requirements and has assigned 
OMB Control Number 2120-0056.

Related Information

    (m) Refer to MCAI Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF-2009-48, 
dated December 14, 2009; and Bombardier Service Bulletins 601R-24-
127, Revision A, dated February 25, 2010, and 670BA-24-026, dated 
October 23, 2009; for related information.

Material Incorporated by Reference

    (n) You must use Bombardier Service Bulletin 601R-24-127, 
Revision A, dated February 25, 2010; or Bombardier Service Bulletin 
670BA-24-026, dated October 23, 2009; as applicable; to do the 
actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise.
    (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference of this service information under 5 
U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
    (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Bombardier, Inc., 400 C[ocirc]te-Vertu Road West, Dorval, 
Qu[eacute]bec H4S 1Y9, Canada; telephone 514-855-5000; fax 514-855-
7401; e-mail thd.crj@aero.bombardier.com; Internet http://www.bombardier.com.
    (3) You may review copies of the service information at the FAA, 
Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, 
Washington. For information on the availability of this material at 
the FAA, call 425-227-1221.
    (4) You may also review copies of the service information that 
is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records 
Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this 
material at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on September 15, 2010.
Robert D. Breneman,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-23838 Filed 9-24-10; 8:45 am]
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