Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes, 63716-63719 [2012-24953]

Download as PDF 63716 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 201 / Wednesday, October 17, 2012 / Rules and Regulations accordance with paragraph (i) of this AD both before and after installation. (l) Paperwork Reduction Act Burden Statement A federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection of information displays a current valid OMB Control Number. The OMB Control Number for this information collection is 2120–0056. Public reporting for this collection of information is estimated to be approximately 5 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, completing and reviewing the collection of information. All responses to this collection of information are mandatory. Comments concerning the accuracy of this burden and suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to the FAA at: 800 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20591, Attn: Information Collection Clearance Officer, AES–200. (m) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Seattle ACO, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the ACO, send it to the attention of the person identified in the Related Information section of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANMSeattle-ACO-AMOC-Requests@faa.gov. (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with (n) Related Information For more information about this AD, contact Kelly McGuckin, Aerospace Engineer, Systems and Equipment Branch, ANM–130S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; phone: (425) 917– 6490; fax: (425) 917–6590; email: Kelly.McGuckin@faa.gov. (o) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (i) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737– 27A1302, dated April 24, 2012. (ii) Reserved. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, P.O. Box 3707, MC 2H–65, Seattle, WA 98124–2207; telephone 206– 544–5000, extension 1; fax 206–766–5680; Internet https://www.myboeingfleet.com. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:01 Oct 16, 2012 Jkt 229001 (4) You may view this service information at FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate; 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. (5) You may view this 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/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Renton, Washington, on September 28, 2012. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplanes Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2012–24949 Filed 10–16–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of December 14, 2009 (74 FR 62219, November 27, 2009). The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain other publications listed in this AD as of August 28, 2007 (72 FR 40222, July 24, 2007). 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. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2012–0493; Directorate Identifier 2011–NM–180–AD; Amendment 39–17213; AD 2012–20–07] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A318–111 and –112 airplanes; and all Model A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. That AD currently requires revising the Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate new limitations for fuel tank systems. This new AD requires revising the maintenance program to incorporate revised fuel maintenance and inspection tasks, and adds airplanes to the applicability. This AD was prompted by Airbus issuing more restrictive maintenance requirements and/or airworthiness limitations. We are issuing this AD to prevent the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane. DATES: This AD becomes effective November 21, 2012. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of November 21, 2012. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Sanjay Ralhan, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; telephone (425) 227–1405; fax (425) 227–1149. 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 May 31, 2012 (77 FR 32060), and proposed to supersede AD 2007– 15–06 R1, Amendment 39–16097 (74 FR 62219, November 27, 2009). That NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: The airworthiness limitations are currently published in the Airbus A318/A319/A320/ A321 Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS). The Fuel Airworthiness Limitations (FAL) are specified in Airbus A318/A319/A320/ A321 FAL Document reference 95A.1931/05, which is approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and referenced in the Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 ALS Part 5. The issue 4 of Airbus A318/A319/A320/ A321 FAL Document introduces more restrictive maintenance requirements and/or airworthiness limitations. Failure to comply with these more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations contained in this document constitutes an unsafe condition. This [EASA] AD retains the requirement of EASA AD 2006–0203, which is superseded, and requires the implementation of the new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and/or airworthiness limitations as specified in Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 FAL Document issue 4. You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket. E:\FR\FM\17OCR1.SGM 17OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 201 / Wednesday, October 17, 2012 / Rules and Regulations Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We have considered the comments received. proposed in the NPRM (77 FR 32060, May 31, 2012). Costs of Compliance Support for the NPRM (77 FR 32060, May 31, 2012) US Airways stated it supports the intent of the NPRM (77 FR 32060, May 31, 2012). Request To Delay Release of the Final Rule US Airways requested that we postpone the release of the final rule until Airbus revises Airbus A318/A319/ A320/A321 ALS Part 5—Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, dated February 28, 2006, as defined in Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, Document 95A.1931/05, Issue 1, dated December 19, 2005 (approved by EASA on March 14, 2006), Section 1, ‘‘Maintenance/ Inspection Tasks,’’ to delete Task 470000–05–1. US Airways stated that, if Task 470000–05–1 is not deleted, the recurring maintenance cost will substantially increase as the air separation module (ASM) will have to be replaced at a cost of $27,000 every 4,000 flight hours. We disagree with the request to delay release of this AD, since we have determined that an unsafe condition exists and any delay in releasing mitigation actions might not be in the interest of ensuring the safety of the United States fleet. ALS Task 470000– 05–1 does not require replacement of the ASM every 4,000 flight hours, although it does require operators to return the ASM to the vendor for a workshop check. Airbus stated in their electronic mail referenced in US Airways’ comment that it needs to do some design changes (software change) before it can revise ALS Task 470000– 05–1. Therefore, operators may apply for an alternative method of compliance (AMOC) as specified by paragraph (l) of the AD if ALS Task 470000–05–1 is revised in the future. erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with Conclusion We reviewed the available data, including the comments received, and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD as proposed, except for minor editorial changes. We have determined that these minor changes: • Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM (77 FR 32060, May 31, 2012) for correcting the unsafe condition; and • Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:01 Oct 16, 2012 Jkt 229001 We estimate that this AD will affect about 745 products of U.S. registry. The actions that are required by AD 2007–15–06 R1, Amendment 39–16097 (74 FR 62219, November 27, 2009), and retained in this AD take about 2 workhours per product, at an average labor rate of $85 per work-hour. Based on these figures, the estimated cost of the currently required actions is $170 per product. We estimate that it will take about 2 work-hours per product to comply with the new basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate is $85 per workhour. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD to the U.S. operators to be $126,650, or $170 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 that 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); 3. Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska; and PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 63717 4. 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 (77 FR 32060, May 31, 2012), 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 removing airworthiness directive (AD) 2007–15–06 R1, Amendment 39–16097 (74 FR 62219, November 27, 2009), and adding the following new AD: ■ 2012–20–07 Airbus: Amendment 39–17213. Docket No. FAA–2012–0493; Directorate Identifier 2011–NM–180–AD. (a) Effective Date This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective November 21, 2012. (b) Affected ADs This AD supersedes AD 2007–15–06 R1, Amendment 39–16097 (74 FR 62219, November 27, 2009). (c) Applicability (1) This AD applies to Airbus Model A318– 111, –112, –121, and –122 airplanes; Model A319–111, –112, –113, –114, –115, –131, –132, and –133 airplanes; Model A320–111, –211, –212, –214, –231, –232, and –233 airplanes; and Model A321–111, –112, –131, –211, –212, –213, –231, and –232 airplanes; certificated in any category; all serial numbers. E:\FR\FM\17OCR1.SGM 17OCR1 63718 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 201 / Wednesday, October 17, 2012 / Rules and Regulations (2) This AD requires revisions to certain operator maintenance documents to include new actions (e.g., inspections and/or Critical Design Configuration Control Limitations (CDCCLs). Compliance with these actions is required by 14 CFR 91.403(c). For airplanes that have been previously modified, altered, or repaired in the areas addressed by these inspections, the operator may not be able to accomplish the inspections described in the revisions. In this situation, to comply with 14 CFR 91.403(c), the operator must request approval for an alternative method of compliance (AMOC) according to paragraph (l)(1) of this AD. The request should include a description of changes to the required actions that will ensure the continued operational safety of the airplane. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 05, Periodic Inspections. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by Airbus issuing more restrictive maintenance requirements and/or airworthiness limitations. We are issuing this AD to prevent the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane. erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with (f) Compliance You are responsible for having the actions required by this AD performed within the compliance times specified, unless the actions have already been done. (g) Retained Revision of the Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) To Incorporate Fuel Maintenance and Inspection Tasks This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (f) of AD 2007–15–06 R1, Amendment 39–16097 (74 FR 62219, November 27, 2009). For Model A318–111 and –112 airplanes, and Model A319, A320, and A321 airplanes: Within 3 months after August 28, 2007 (the effective date of AD 2007–15–06, Amendment 39–15135 (72 FR 40222, July 24, 2007)), revise the ALS of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 ALS Part 5–Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, dated February 28, 2006, as defined in Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, Document 95A.1931/05, Issue 1, dated December 19, 2005 (approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on March 14, 2006), Section 1, ‘‘Maintenance/ Inspection Tasks’’; or Airbus A318/A319/ A320/A321 Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, Document 95A.1931/05, Issue 2, dated July 8, 2008 (approved by the EASA on December 19, 2008), Section 1, ‘‘Maintenance/ Inspection Tasks.’’ For all tasks identified in Section 1 ‘‘Maintenance/Inspection Tasks,’’ of Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, Document 95A.1931/05, Issue 1, dated December 19, 2005; or Issue 2, dated July 8, 2008; the initial compliance times start from August 28, 2007 (the effective date of AD 2007–15– 06), and the repetitive inspections must be accomplished thereafter at the intervals specified in Section 1, ’’Maintenance/ Inspection Tasks,’’ of Airbus A318/A319/ VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:01 Oct 16, 2012 Jkt 229001 A320/A321 Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, Document 95A.1931/05, Issue 1, dated December 19, 2005; or Issue 2, dated July 8, 2008. Note 1 to paragraph (g) of this AD: Airbus Operator Information Telex (OIT) SE 999.0076/06, dated June 20, 2006, provides guidance on identifying the applicable sections of the Airbus A318/A319/A320/ A321 Airplane Maintenance Manual for accomplishing the tasks specified in Section 1 ‘‘Maintenance/Inspection Tasks,’’ of Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, Document 95A.1931/05, Issue 1, dated December 19, 2005; or Issue 2, dated July 8, 2008. (h) Retained Revision of the ALS to Incorporate CDCCLs This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (g) of AD 2007–15–06 R1, Amendment 39–16097 (74 FR 62219, November 27, 2009). For Airbus Model A318–111 and –112 airplanes, and Model A319, A320, and A321 airplanes: Within 12 months after August 28, 2007 (the effective date of AD 2007–15–06, Amendment 39– 15135 (72 FR 40222, July 24, 2007)), revise the ALS of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate Airbus A318/ A319/A320/A321 ALS Part 5–Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, dated February 28, 2006, as defined in Airbus A318/A319/ A320/A321 Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, Document 95A.1931/05, Issue 1, dated December 19, 2005 (approved by the EASA on March 14, 2006), Section 2, ‘‘Critical Design Configuration Control Limitations’’; or Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, Document 95A.1931/05, Issue 2, dated July 8, 2008 (approved by EASA on December 19, 2008), Section 2, ‘‘Critical Design Configuration Control Limitations.’’ (i) Retained Requirement: No Alternative Inspections, Inspection Intervals, or CDCCLs (1) This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (h) of AD 2007– 15–06 R1, Amendment 39–16097 (74 FR 62219, November 27, 2009). Except as provided by paragraph (l) of this AD: After accomplishing the actions specified in paragraphs (g) and (h) of this AD, no alternative inspections, inspection intervals, or CDCCLs may be used. (2) Notwithstanding any other maintenance or operational requirements, components that have been identified as airworthy or installed on the affected airplanes before the revision of the ALS, as required by paragraphs (g) and (h) of this AD, do not need to be reworked in accordance with the CDCCLs. However, once the ALS has been revised, future maintenance actions on these components must be done in accordance with the CDCCLs. (j) New Revision of the Maintenance Program Within 6 months after the effective date of this AD: Revise the maintenance program to incorporate the new or revised tasks, life limits, and CDCCLs specified in Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, Document 95A.1931/05, Issue 4, PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 dated August 26, 2010, except as required in paragraph (j)(4) of this AD. The initial compliance times and intervals are stated in this ALS document, except as required in paragraphs (j)(1) through (j)(4) of this AD, or within 6 months after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs later. For certain tasks, the compliance times depend on the pre-modification and post-modification status of the airplane. Incorporating the requirements of this paragraph terminates the corresponding requirements of paragraphs (g) and (h) of this AD. (1) For airplanes for which the first flight occurred before August 28, 2007 (the effective date of AD 2007–15–06, Amendment 39–15135 (72 FR 40222, July 24, 2007)), the first accomplishment of Tasks 281800–01–1, Functional Check of Tank Vapour Seal and Vent Drain System; and 281800–02–1, Detailed Inspection of Vapour Seal; must be performed no later than 11 months after the effective date of this AD. (2) The first accomplishment of Tasks 470000–01–1, Operational Check of Dual Flapper Shutoff Valves (DFSOV), Dual Flapper Check Valves and Nitrogen Enriched Air (NEA) Line for Leaks; 470000–02–1, Operational Check of Both Dual Flapper Check Valves for Leaks; 470000–03–1, Operational Check of Dual Flapper Check Valves for Reverse Flow and NEA Line for Leaks; 470000–04–1, Operational Check of Dual Flapper Check Valves for Reverse Flow; and 470000–05–1, Remove Air Separation Module (ASM) and Return to Vendor for Workshop Check; must be calculated, in accordance with paragraph (j)(2)(i) or (j)(2)(ii) of this AD. (i) From the airplane first flight for airplanes on which Airbus modification 38062 or 38195 has been embodied in production. (ii) From the in-service installation of the fuel tank inerting system specified in Airbus Service Bulletin A320–47–1001, Airbus Service Bulletin A320–47–1002, Airbus Service Bulletin A320–47–1003, Airbus Service Bulletin A320–47–1004, Airbus Service Bulletin A320–47–1006, or Airbus Service Bulletin A320–47–1007. (3) Although Airbus A318/A319/A320/ A321 Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, Document 95A.1931/05, Issue 4, dated August 26, 2010, does not refer to Airbus Service Bulletin A320–47–1006 and Airbus Service Bulletin A320–47–1007, the tasks apply as specified in paragraphs (j)(3)(i) through (j)(3)(iv) of this AD. (i) Tasks 470000–01–1, Operational Check of DFSOV, Dual Flapper Check Valves and NEA Line for Leaks; and 470000–02–1, Operational Check of Both Dual Flapper Check Valves for leaks; apply to airplanes that have previously accomplished the actions specified in Airbus Service Bulletin A320–47–1007. (ii) Task 470000–03–1, Operational Check of Dual Flapper Check Valves for Reverse Flow and NEA Line for Leaks, applies to airplanes that have previously accomplished the actions specified in Airbus Service Bulletin A320–47–1006, and that have not accomplished the actions specified in Airbus Service Bulletin A320–47–1007. (iii) Task 470000–04–1, Operational Check of Dual Flapper Check Valves for Reverse E:\FR\FM\17OCR1.SGM 17OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 201 / Wednesday, October 17, 2012 / Rules and Regulations Flow, applies to airplanes in postmodification 38195 configuration and that have not accomplished the actions specified in Airbus Service Bulletin A320–47–1007. (iv) Task 470000–05–1, Remove ASM and return to Vendor for Workshop Check, applies to airplanes that have previously accomplished the actions specified in Airbus Service Bulletin A320–47–1007, and are in pre-modification 151529 configuration. (4) Replace each ASM identified in table 1 to paragraph (g)(4) of this AD in accordance with a method approved by either the Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or EASA (or its delegated agent). The compliance time for the replacement is before the accumulation of 27,000 total flight hours (component time)—i.e., the life limitation. 63719 Note 2 to paragraph (g)(4) of this AD: Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 Aircraft Maintenance Manual Task 47–10–43–920– 001–A, Air Separation Module Replacement, is an additional source of guidance for accomplishment of the removal and replacement of the ASM. TABLE 1 TO PARAGRAPH (g)(4) OF THIS AD—ASM REPLACEMENT ASM Part Number— Affected Airplane Configuration— 2060017–101 .................................. Post-modification 38062, or Post-Airbus Service Bulletin A320–47–1002, or Post-Airbus Service Bulletin A320–47–1004, or Post-Airbus Service Bulletin A320–47–1007 Post-modification 152033, or Post-Airbus Service Bulletin A320–47–1011 2060017–102 .................................. (m) Related Information (k) New Requirement: No Alternative Actions, Intervals, and/or CDCCLs After accomplishing the revisions required by paragraph (j) of this AD, no alternative actions (e.g., inspections), intervals, and/or CDCCLs may be used other than those specified in Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 ALS Part 5–Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, dated February 28, 2006, as defined in Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, Document 95A.1931/05, Issue 4, dated August 26, 2010, unless the actions, intervals, and/or CDCCLs are approved as an AMOC in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (l)(1) of this AD. erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with (l) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the International Branch, send it to ATTN: Sanjay Ralhan, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; telephone (425) 227–1405; fax (425) 227– 1149. Information may be emailed to: 9ANM-116-AMOC-REQUESTS@faa.gov. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:01 Oct 16, 2012 Jkt 229001 Refer to MCAI EASA Airworthiness Directive 2011–0155, dated August 25, 2011, and the service information specified in paragraphs (m)(1) through (m)(4) of this AD, for related information. (1) Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 ALS Part 5–Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, dated February 28, 2006. (2) Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, Document 95A.1931/05, Issue 1, dated December 19, 2005. (3) A318/A319/A320/A321 Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, Document 95A.1931/05, Issue 2, dated July 8, 2008. (4) Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, Document 95A.1931/05, Issue 4, dated August 26, 2010. (n) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (3) The following service information was approved for IBR on November 21, 2012. (i) Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, Document 95A.1931/05, Issue 4, dated August 26, 2010. (ii) Reserved. (4) The following service information was approved for IBR on December 14, 2009 (74 FR 62219, November 27, 2009). (i) Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, Document 95A.1931/05, Issue 2, dated July 8, 2008. (ii) Reserved. (5) The following service information was approved for IBR on August 28, 2007 (72 FR 40222, July 24, 2007). (i) Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, Document 95A.1931/05, Issue 1, dated December 19, 2005. (ii) Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 ALS Part 5–Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, dated February 28, 2006. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (6) For service information identified in this AD, contact Airbus, Airworthiness Office—EAS, 1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France; telephone +33 5 61 93 36 96; fax +33 5 61 93 44 51; email account.airworth-eas@airbus.com; Internet http://www.airbus.com. (7) You may review copies of the service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. (8) You may view this 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/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Renton, Washington, on October 2, 2012. John P. Piccola, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2012–24953 Filed 10–16–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 15 CFR Part 902 50 CFR Part 679 [Docket No. 120416007–2464–01] RIN 0648–BB67 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Monitoring and Enforcement Requirements in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Freezer Longline Fleet; Correction National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\17OCR1.SGM 17OCR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2012-0493; Directorate Identifier 2011-NM-180-AD; 
Amendment 39-17213; AD 2012-20-07]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) 
for all Airbus Model A318-111 and -112 airplanes; and all Model A319, 
A320, and A321 series airplanes. That AD currently requires revising 
the Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) of the Instructions for 
Continued Airworthiness to incorporate new limitations for fuel tank 
systems. This new AD requires revising the maintenance program to 
incorporate revised fuel maintenance and inspection tasks, and adds 
airplanes to the applicability. This AD was prompted by Airbus issuing 
more restrictive maintenance requirements and/or airworthiness 
limitations. We are issuing this AD to prevent the potential of 
ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with 
flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and 
consequent loss of the airplane.

DATES: This AD becomes effective November 21, 2012.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of November 21, 
2012.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of December 14, 
2009 (74 FR 62219, November 27, 2009).
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain other publications listed in this AD as of August 
28, 2007 (72 FR 40222, July 24, 2007).

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: Sanjay Ralhan, Aerospace Engineer, 
International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 
1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057-3356; telephone (425) 227-1405; 
fax (425) 227-1149.

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 May 31, 2012 (77 FR 
32060), and proposed to supersede AD 2007-15-06 R1, Amendment 39-16097 
(74 FR 62219, November 27, 2009). That NPRM proposed to correct an 
unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states:

    The airworthiness limitations are currently published in the 
Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS).
    The Fuel Airworthiness Limitations (FAL) are specified in Airbus 
A318/A319/A320/A321 FAL Document reference 95A.1931/05, which is 
approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and 
referenced in the Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 ALS Part 5.
    The issue 4 of Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 FAL Document 
introduces more restrictive maintenance requirements and/or 
airworthiness limitations. Failure to comply with these more 
restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations 
contained in this document constitutes an unsafe condition.
    This [EASA] AD retains the requirement of EASA AD 2006-0203, 
which is superseded, and requires the implementation of the new or 
more restrictive maintenance requirements and/or airworthiness 
limitations as specified in Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 FAL Document 
issue 4.

You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD 
docket.

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Comments

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

Support for the NPRM (77 FR 32060, May 31, 2012)

    US Airways stated it supports the intent of the NPRM (77 FR 32060, 
May 31, 2012).

Request To Delay Release of the Final Rule

    US Airways requested that we postpone the release of the final rule 
until Airbus revises Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 ALS Part 5--Fuel 
Airworthiness Limitations, dated February 28, 2006, as defined in 
Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, Document 
95A.1931/05, Issue 1, dated December 19, 2005 (approved by EASA on 
March 14, 2006), Section 1, ``Maintenance/Inspection Tasks,'' to delete 
Task 470000-05-1. US Airways stated that, if Task 470000-05-1 is not 
deleted, the recurring maintenance cost will substantially increase as 
the air separation module (ASM) will have to be replaced at a cost of 
$27,000 every 4,000 flight hours.
    We disagree with the request to delay release of this AD, since we 
have determined that an unsafe condition exists and any delay in 
releasing mitigation actions might not be in the interest of ensuring 
the safety of the United States fleet. ALS Task 470000-05-1 does not 
require replacement of the ASM every 4,000 flight hours, although it 
does require operators to return the ASM to the vendor for a workshop 
check. Airbus stated in their electronic mail referenced in US Airways' 
comment that it needs to do some design changes (software change) 
before it can revise ALS Task 470000-05-1. Therefore, operators may 
apply for an alternative method of compliance (AMOC) as specified by 
paragraph (l) of the AD if ALS Task 470000-05-1 is revised in the 
future.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the available data, including the comments received, 
and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting 
the AD as proposed, except for minor editorial changes. We have 
determined that these minor changes:
     Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the 
NPRM (77 FR 32060, May 31, 2012) for correcting the unsafe condition; 
and
     Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was 
already proposed in the NPRM (77 FR 32060, May 31, 2012).

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD will affect about 745 products of U.S. 
registry.
    The actions that are required by AD 2007-15-06 R1, Amendment 39-
16097 (74 FR 62219, November 27, 2009), and retained in this AD take 
about 2 work-hours per product, at an average labor rate of $85 per 
work-hour. Based on these figures, the estimated cost of the currently 
required actions is $170 per product.
    We estimate that it will take about 2 work-hours per product to 
comply with the new basic requirements of this AD. The average labor 
rate is $85 per work-hour. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost 
of this AD to the U.S. operators to be $126,650, or $170 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 that 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);
    3. Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska; and
    4. 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 (77 FR 32060, May 31, 2012), 
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

0
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]

0
2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by removing airworthiness directive (AD) 
2007-15-06 R1, Amendment 39-16097 (74 FR 62219, November 27, 2009), and 
adding the following new AD:

2012-20-07 Airbus: Amendment 39-17213. Docket No. FAA-2012-0493; 
Directorate Identifier 2011-NM-180-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective November 21, 
2012.

(b) Affected ADs

    This AD supersedes AD 2007-15-06 R1, Amendment 39-16097 (74 FR 
62219, November 27, 2009).

(c) Applicability

    (1) This AD applies to Airbus Model A318-111, -112, -121, and -
122 airplanes; Model A319-111, -112, -113, -114, -115, -131, -132, 
and -133 airplanes; Model A320-111, -211, -212, -214, -231, -232, 
and -233 airplanes; and Model A321-111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -
213, -231, and -232 airplanes; certificated in any category; all 
serial numbers.

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    (2) This AD requires revisions to certain operator maintenance 
documents to include new actions (e.g., inspections and/or Critical 
Design Configuration Control Limitations (CDCCLs). Compliance with 
these actions is required by 14 CFR 91.403(c). For airplanes that 
have been previously modified, altered, or repaired in the areas 
addressed by these inspections, the operator may not be able to 
accomplish the inspections described in the revisions. In this 
situation, to comply with 14 CFR 91.403(c), the operator must 
request approval for an alternative method of compliance (AMOC) 
according to paragraph (l)(1) of this AD. The request should include 
a description of changes to the required actions that will ensure 
the continued operational safety of the airplane.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 05, Periodic 
Inspections.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by Airbus issuing more restrictive 
maintenance requirements and/or airworthiness limitations. We are 
issuing this AD to prevent the potential of ignition sources inside 
fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could 
result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Retained Revision of the Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) To 
Incorporate Fuel Maintenance and Inspection Tasks

    This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (f) of AD 
2007-15-06 R1, Amendment 39-16097 (74 FR 62219, November 27, 2009). 
For Model A318-111 and -112 airplanes, and Model A319, A320, and 
A321 airplanes: Within 3 months after August 28, 2007 (the effective 
date of AD 2007-15-06, Amendment 39-15135 (72 FR 40222, July 24, 
2007)), revise the ALS of the Instructions for Continued 
Airworthiness to incorporate Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 ALS Part 5-
Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, dated February 28, 2006, as defined 
in Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, 
Document 95A.1931/05, Issue 1, dated December 19, 2005 (approved by 
the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on March 14, 2006), 
Section 1, ``Maintenance/Inspection Tasks''; or Airbus A318/A319/
A320/A321 Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, Document 95A.1931/05, 
Issue 2, dated July 8, 2008 (approved by the EASA on December 19, 
2008), Section 1, ``Maintenance/Inspection Tasks.'' For all tasks 
identified in Section 1 ``Maintenance/Inspection Tasks,'' of Airbus 
A318/A319/A320/A321 Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, Document 
95A.1931/05, Issue 1, dated December 19, 2005; or Issue 2, dated 
July 8, 2008; the initial compliance times start from August 28, 
2007 (the effective date of AD 2007-15-06), and the repetitive 
inspections must be accomplished thereafter at the intervals 
specified in Section 1, ''Maintenance/Inspection Tasks,'' of Airbus 
A318/A319/A320/A321 Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, Document 
95A.1931/05, Issue 1, dated December 19, 2005; or Issue 2, dated 
July 8, 2008.

    Note 1 to paragraph (g) of this AD: Airbus Operator Information 
Telex (OIT) SE 999.0076/06, dated June 20, 2006, provides guidance 
on identifying the applicable sections of the Airbus A318/A319/A320/
A321 Airplane Maintenance Manual for accomplishing the tasks 
specified in Section 1 ``Maintenance/Inspection Tasks,'' of Airbus 
A318/A319/A320/A321 Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, Document 
95A.1931/05, Issue 1, dated December 19, 2005; or Issue 2, dated 
July 8, 2008.

(h) Retained Revision of the ALS to Incorporate CDCCLs

    This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (g) of AD 
2007-15-06 R1, Amendment 39-16097 (74 FR 62219, November 27, 2009). 
For Airbus Model A318-111 and -112 airplanes, and Model A319, A320, 
and A321 airplanes: Within 12 months after August 28, 2007 (the 
effective date of AD 2007-15-06, Amendment 39-15135 (72 FR 40222, 
July 24, 2007)), revise the ALS of the Instructions for Continued 
Airworthiness to incorporate Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 ALS Part 5-
Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, dated February 28, 2006, as defined 
in Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, 
Document 95A.1931/05, Issue 1, dated December 19, 2005 (approved by 
the EASA on March 14, 2006), Section 2, ``Critical Design 
Configuration Control Limitations''; or Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 
Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, Document 95A.1931/05, Issue 2, dated 
July 8, 2008 (approved by EASA on December 19, 2008), Section 2, 
``Critical Design Configuration Control Limitations.''

(i) Retained Requirement: No Alternative Inspections, Inspection 
Intervals, or CDCCLs

    (1) This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (h) of 
AD 2007-15-06 R1, Amendment 39-16097 (74 FR 62219, November 27, 
2009). Except as provided by paragraph (l) of this AD: After 
accomplishing the actions specified in paragraphs (g) and (h) of 
this AD, no alternative inspections, inspection intervals, or CDCCLs 
may be used.
    (2) Notwithstanding any other maintenance or operational 
requirements, components that have been identified as airworthy or 
installed on the affected airplanes before the revision of the ALS, 
as required by paragraphs (g) and (h) of this AD, do not need to be 
reworked in accordance with the CDCCLs. However, once the ALS has 
been revised, future maintenance actions on these components must be 
done in accordance with the CDCCLs.

(j) New Revision of the Maintenance Program

    Within 6 months after the effective date of this AD: Revise the 
maintenance program to incorporate the new or revised tasks, life 
limits, and CDCCLs specified in Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 Fuel 
Airworthiness Limitations, Document 95A.1931/05, Issue 4, dated 
August 26, 2010, except as required in paragraph (j)(4) of this AD. 
The initial compliance times and intervals are stated in this ALS 
document, except as required in paragraphs (j)(1) through (j)(4) of 
this AD, or within 6 months after the effective date of this AD, 
whichever occurs later. For certain tasks, the compliance times 
depend on the pre-modification and post-modification status of the 
airplane. Incorporating the requirements of this paragraph 
terminates the corresponding requirements of paragraphs (g) and (h) 
of this AD.
    (1) For airplanes for which the first flight occurred before 
August 28, 2007 (the effective date of AD 2007-15-06, Amendment 39-
15135 (72 FR 40222, July 24, 2007)), the first accomplishment of 
Tasks 281800-01-1, Functional Check of Tank Vapour Seal and Vent 
Drain System; and 281800-02-1, Detailed Inspection of Vapour Seal; 
must be performed no later than 11 months after the effective date 
of this AD.
    (2) The first accomplishment of Tasks 470000-01-1, Operational 
Check of Dual Flapper Shutoff Valves (DFSOV), Dual Flapper Check 
Valves and Nitrogen Enriched Air (NEA) Line for Leaks; 470000-02-1, 
Operational Check of Both Dual Flapper Check Valves for Leaks; 
470000-03-1, Operational Check of Dual Flapper Check Valves for 
Reverse Flow and NEA Line for Leaks; 470000-04-1, Operational Check 
of Dual Flapper Check Valves for Reverse Flow; and 470000-05-1, 
Remove Air Separation Module (ASM) and Return to Vendor for Workshop 
Check; must be calculated, in accordance with paragraph (j)(2)(i) or 
(j)(2)(ii) of this AD.
    (i) From the airplane first flight for airplanes on which Airbus 
modification 38062 or 38195 has been embodied in production.
    (ii) From the in-service installation of the fuel tank inerting 
system specified in Airbus Service Bulletin A320-47-1001, Airbus 
Service Bulletin A320-47-1002, Airbus Service Bulletin A320-47-1003, 
Airbus Service Bulletin A320-47-1004, Airbus Service Bulletin A320-
47-1006, or Airbus Service Bulletin A320-47-1007.
    (3) Although Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 Fuel Airworthiness 
Limitations, Document 95A.1931/05, Issue 4, dated August 26, 2010, 
does not refer to Airbus Service Bulletin A320-47-1006 and Airbus 
Service Bulletin A320-47-1007, the tasks apply as specified in 
paragraphs (j)(3)(i) through (j)(3)(iv) of this AD.
    (i) Tasks 470000-01-1, Operational Check of DFSOV, Dual Flapper 
Check Valves and NEA Line for Leaks; and 470000-02-1, Operational 
Check of Both Dual Flapper Check Valves for leaks; apply to 
airplanes that have previously accomplished the actions specified in 
Airbus Service Bulletin A320-47-1007.
    (ii) Task 470000-03-1, Operational Check of Dual Flapper Check 
Valves for Reverse Flow and NEA Line for Leaks, applies to airplanes 
that have previously accomplished the actions specified in Airbus 
Service Bulletin A320-47-1006, and that have not accomplished the 
actions specified in Airbus Service Bulletin A320-47-1007.
    (iii) Task 470000-04-1, Operational Check of Dual Flapper Check 
Valves for Reverse

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Flow, applies to airplanes in post-modification 38195 configuration 
and that have not accomplished the actions specified in Airbus 
Service Bulletin A320-47-1007.
    (iv) Task 470000-05-1, Remove ASM and return to Vendor for 
Workshop Check, applies to airplanes that have previously 
accomplished the actions specified in Airbus Service Bulletin A320-
47-1007, and are in pre-modification 151529 configuration.
    (4) Replace each ASM identified in table 1 to paragraph (g)(4) 
of this AD in accordance with a method approved by either the 
Manager, International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane 
Directorate, FAA; or EASA (or its delegated agent). The compliance 
time for the replacement is before the accumulation of 27,000 total 
flight hours (component time)--i.e., the life limitation.

    Note 2 to paragraph (g)(4) of this AD: Airbus A318/A319/A320/
A321 Aircraft Maintenance Manual Task 47-10-43-920-001-A, Air 
Separation Module Replacement, is an additional source of guidance 
for accomplishment of the removal and replacement of the ASM.


         Table 1 to Paragraph (g)(4) of This AD--ASM Replacement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         ASM Part Number--            Affected Airplane Configuration--
------------------------------------------------------------------------
2060017-101.......................  Post-modification 38062, or
                                    Post-Airbus Service Bulletin A320-47-
                                     1002, or
                                    Post-Airbus Service Bulletin A320-47-
                                     1004, or
                                    Post-Airbus Service Bulletin A320-47-
                                     1007
2060017-102.......................  Post-modification 152033, or
                                    Post-Airbus Service Bulletin A320-47-
                                     1011
------------------------------------------------------------------------

(k) New Requirement: No Alternative Actions, Intervals, and/or CDCCLs

    After accomplishing the revisions required by paragraph (j) of 
this AD, no alternative actions (e.g., inspections), intervals, and/
or CDCCLs may be used other than those specified in Airbus A318/
A319/A320/A321 ALS Part 5-Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, dated 
February 28, 2006, as defined in Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 Fuel 
Airworthiness Limitations, Document 95A.1931/05, Issue 4, dated 
August 26, 2010, unless the actions, intervals, and/or CDCCLs are 
approved as an AMOC in accordance with the procedures specified in 
paragraph (l)(1) of this AD.

(l) Other FAA AD Provisions

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, 
International Branch, ANM-116, has the authority to approve AMOCs 
for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 
39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your 
principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as 
appropriate. If sending information directly to the International 
Branch, send it to ATTN: Sanjay Ralhan, Aerospace Engineer, 
International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 
1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057-3356; telephone (425) 227-
1405; fax (425) 227-1149. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-116-AMOC-REQUESTS@faa.gov. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your 
appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, 
the manager of the local flight standards district office/
certificate holding 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.

(m) Related Information

    Refer to MCAI EASA Airworthiness Directive 2011-0155, dated 
August 25, 2011, and the service information specified in paragraphs 
(m)(1) through (m)(4) of this AD, for related information.
    (1) Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 ALS Part 5-Fuel Airworthiness 
Limitations, dated February 28, 2006.
    (2) Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, 
Document 95A.1931/05, Issue 1, dated December 19, 2005.
    (3) A318/A319/A320/A321 Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, Document 
95A.1931/05, Issue 2, dated July 8, 2008.
    (4) Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, 
Document 95A.1931/05, Issue 4, dated August 26, 2010.

(n) Material Incorporated by Reference

    (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed 
in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
    (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do 
the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise.
    (3) The following service information was approved for IBR on 
November 21, 2012.
    (i) Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, 
Document 95A.1931/05, Issue 4, dated August 26, 2010.
    (ii) Reserved.
    (4) The following service information was approved for IBR on 
December 14, 2009 (74 FR 62219, November 27, 2009).
    (i) Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, 
Document 95A.1931/05, Issue 2, dated July 8, 2008.
    (ii) Reserved.
    (5) The following service information was approved for IBR on 
August 28, 2007 (72 FR 40222, July 24, 2007).
    (i) Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 Fuel Airworthiness Limitations, 
Document 95A.1931/05, Issue 1, dated December 19, 2005.
    (ii) Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321 ALS Part 5-Fuel Airworthiness 
Limitations, dated February 28, 2006.
    (6) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Airbus, Airworthiness Office--EAS, 1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 
31707 Blagnac Cedex, France; telephone +33 5 61 93 36 96; fax +33 5 
61 93 44 51; email account.airworth-eas@airbus.com; Internet http://www.airbus.com.
    (7) You may review copies of the service information at the FAA, 
Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. 
For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, 
call 425-227-1221.
    (8) You may view this 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/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on October 2, 2012.
John P. Piccola,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-24953 Filed 10-16-12; 8:45 am]
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