Airworthiness Directives; Embraer S.A. Airplanes, 72776-72778 [2012-29460]

Download as PDF 72776 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 235 / Thursday, December 6, 2012 / Proposed Rules Dated: April 25, 2012. Karen G. Mills, Administrator. www.flyembraer.com. You may review copies of the referenced 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. [FR Doc. 2012–29353 Filed 12–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Examining the AD Docket Federal Aviation Administration 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 this proposed AD, 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cindy Ashforth, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; telephone (425) 227–2768; fax (425) 227–1149. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2012–1223; Directorate Identifier 2012–NM–154–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Embraer S.A. Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 170 and ERJ 190 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of the cockpit door falling off the hinges when it is being open or closed. This proposed AD would require replacing the striker and quick-release pin of the passive lock of the cockpit door, and replacing the upper and lower hinges of the cockpit door. We are proposing this AD to prevent the cockpit door from falling off the hinges, which could cause injury to airplane occupants. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by January 22, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this proposed AD, contact Embraer S.A., Technical Publications Section (PC 060), Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 2170— ˜ Putim—12227–901 Sao Jose dos Campos–SP–BRASIL; telephone +55 12 3927–5852 or +55 12 3309–0732; fax +55 12 3927–7546; email distrib@embraer.com.br; Internet http:// tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:34 Dec 05, 2012 Jkt 229001 Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2012–1223; Directorate Identifier 2012–NM–154–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this proposed AD based on those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we receive about this proposed AD. Discussion ˆ The Agencia Nacional de Aviacao ¸˜ Civil (ANAC), which is the aviation authority for Brazil, has issued Brazilian Airworthiness Directives 2012–08–02 and 2012–08–03, both effective September 5, 2012 (referred to after this as ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: This [ANAC] AD was prompted by reports of cockpit door falling off the hinges when it is being opened or closed. If not corrected, PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 this condition may cause injury to the occupants. * * * * * Required actions include replacement of the passive lock striker, quick-release pin, and upper and lower hinges of the cockpit door. You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket. Relevant Service Information Embraer has issued the following service bulletins to correct the unsafe condition identified in the MCAI. The actions described in the following service information are intended to correct the unsafe condition identified in the MCAI. • EMBRAER Service Bulletin 170– 52–0055, Revision 01, dated August 1, 2011 (for Model ERJ 170 airplanes). • EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190– 52–0038, Revision 01, dated August 1, 2011 (for Model ERJ 190 airplanes except for Model ERJ 190–100 ECJ airplanes). • EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190LIN–52–0020, dated August 1, 2011 (for Model ERJ 190–100 ECJ airplanes). FAA’s Determination and Requirements of This Proposed AD This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant to our bilateral agreement with the State of Design Authority, we have been notified of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service information referenced above. We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all pertinent information and determined an unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same type design. Costs of Compliance Based on the service information, we estimate that this proposed AD would affect about 253 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it would take about 6 work-hours per product to comply with the basic requirements of this proposed AD. The average labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Required parts would 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 the proposed AD on U.S. operators to be $129,030, or $510 per product. E:\FR\FM\06DEP1.SGM 06DEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 235 / Thursday, December 6, 2012 / Proposed Rules 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 proposed AD would not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would 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 proposed regulation: 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 proposed AD and placed it in the AD docket. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:34 Dec 05, 2012 Jkt 229001 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: Embraer S.A.: Docket No. FAA–2012–1223; Directorate Identifier 2012–NM–154–AD. (a) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by January 22, 2013. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to the airplanes identified in paragraphs (c)(1) and (c)(2) of this AD. (1) Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 170–100 LR, –100 STD, –100 SE., and –100 SU airplanes; and Model ERJ 170–200 LR, –200 SU, and –200 STD airplanes; certificated in any category; as identified in EMBRAER Service Bulletin 170–52–0055, Revision 01, dated August 1, 2011. (2) Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 190–100 STD, –100 LR, –100 ECJ, and –100 IGW airplanes; and Model ERJ 190–200 STD, –200 LR, and –200 IGW airplanes; certificated in any category; as identified in EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190–52–0038, Revision 01, dated August 1, 2011; and EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190LIN–52–0020, dated August 1, 2011. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 52, Doors. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by reports of the cockpit door falling off the hinges when it is being open or closed. We are proposing this AD to prevent the cockpit door from falling off the hinges, which could cause injury to airplane occupants. (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) Required Actions and Compliance Time Within 1,500 flight hours after the effective date of this AD, do the actions specified in paragraphs (g)(1) and (g)(2) of this AD. (1) Replace the striker and quick-release pin of the passive lock of the cockpit door, in accordance with Part I of the Accomplishment Instructions of the applicable service bulletin specified in paragraph (g)(1)(i), (g)(1)(ii), or (g)(1)(iii) of this AD. (i) EMBRAER Service Bulletin 170–52– 0055, Revision 01, dated August 1, 2011 (for Model ERJ 170 airplanes). (ii) EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190–52– 0038, Revision 01, dated August 1, 2011 (for Model ERJ 190 airplanes except for Model ERJ 190–100 ECJ airplanes). PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 72777 (iii) EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190LIN– 52–0020, dated August 1, 2011 (for Model ERJ 190–100 ECJ airplanes). (2) Replace the cockpit door upper and lower hinges in accordance with Part III of the Accomplishment Instructions of the applicable service bulletin specified in paragraph (g)(2)(i), (g)(2)(ii), or (g)(2)(iii) of this AD. (i) EMBRAER Service Bulletin 170–52– 0055, Revision 01, dated August 1, 2011 (for Model ERJ 170 airplanes). (ii) EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190–52– 0038, Revision 01, dated August 1, 2011 (for Model ERJ 190 airplanes except for Model ERJ 190–100 ECJ airplanes). (iii) EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190LIN– 52–0020, dated August 1, 2011 (for Model ERJ 190–100 ECJ airplanes). (h) Credit for Previous Actions This paragraph provides credit for actions required by paragraph (g)(1) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using EMBRAER Service Bulletin 170–52–0055, dated February 10, 2011 (for Model ERJ 170 airplanes); or EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190–52–0038, dated February 10, 2011 (for Model ERJ 190 airplanes except for Model ERJ 190–100 ECJ airplanes); which are not incorporated by reference in this AD. (i) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, 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 International Branch, send it to ATTN: Cindy Ashforth, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; telephone (425) 227–2768; 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. (j) Related Information (1) Refer to MCAI Brazilian Airworthiness Directives 2012–08–02 and 2012–08–03, both effective September 5, 2012, and the service bulletins identified in paragraphs (j)(1)(i), (j)(1)(ii), and (j)(1)(iii) of this AD, for related information. E:\FR\FM\06DEP1.SGM 06DEP1 72778 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 235 / Thursday, December 6, 2012 / Proposed Rules (i) EMBRAER Service Bulletin 170–52– 0055, Revision 01, dated August 1, 2011. (ii) EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190–52– 0038, Revision 01, dated August 1, 2011. (iii) EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190LIN– 52–0020, dated August 1, 2011. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Embraer S.A., Technical Publications Section (PC 060), Av. Brigadeiro ˜ Faria Lima, 2170—Putim—12227–901 Sao Jose dos Campos—SP—BRASIL; telephone +55 12 3927–5852 or +55 12 3309–0732; fax +55 12 3927–7546; email distrib@embraer.com.br; Internet http:// www.flyembraer.com. You may review copies of the referenced 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. [FR Doc. 2012–29460 Filed 12–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2012–0880; Directorate Identifier 2012–CE–004–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM); reopening of comment period. AGENCY: We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Model 525 airplanes equipped with certain part number (P/N) air conditioning (A/C) compressor motors. That NPRM proposed to require inspection of the number of hours on the A/C compressor hour meter, inspection of the logbook, and replacement of the brushes on certain P/ N A/C compressor motors or deactivation of the A/C system until replacement of the brushes and also require reporting of aircraft information related to the replacement of the brushes. That NPRM was prompted by reports of smoke and/or fire in the tailcone caused by brushes wearing beyond their limits on the A/C motor. This action revises that NPRM by providing correct steps for deactivation of the A/C compressor motor. We are tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:34 Dec 05, 2012 Jkt 229001 consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this proposed AD because of those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we receive about this proposed AD. Examining the AD Docket Issued in Renton, Washington, on November 29, 2012. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. proposing this supplemental NPRM to correct the unsafe condition on these products. Since these actions impose an additional burden over that proposed in the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these proposed changes. DATES: We must receive comments on this supplemental NPRM by January 22, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Actions Since Previous NPRM Was Issued Since we issued the previous NPRM (77 FR 50644, August 22, 2012), we identified revised steps for deactivation of the A/C compressor motor. You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christine Abraham, Aerospace Engineer, Wichita Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, 1801 Airport Road, Room 100, Wichita, Kansas 67209; phone: (316) 946–4165; fax: (316) 946–4107; email: WICHITA-COS@FAA.GOV. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2012–0880; Directorate Identifier 2012–CE–004–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We will PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Discussion We issued an NPRM to amend 14 CFR part 39 to include an AD that would apply to certain Cessna Airplane Company Model 525 airplanes equipped with certain P/N A/C compressor motors. That NPRM published in the Federal Register on August 22, 2012 (77 FR 50644). That NPRM proposed to require inspection of the number of hours on the A/C compressor hour meter, inspection of the logbook, and replacement of the brushes on certain P/ N A/C compressor motors or deactivation of the A/C system until replacement of the brushes and also require reporting of aircraft information related to the replacement of the brushes. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to comment on the previous NPRM (77 FR 50644, August 22, 2012). The following presents the comments received on the NPRM and the FAA’s response to each comment. Request Task State Current Maintenance Manual Revision or Following Revision 23 or Greater Timothy Garroutte requested the FAA state current manual revision or following revision 23 or greater instead of using a specific revision of the maintenance manual. Garroutte reasoned that using an exact manual revision number and date in the AD will cause issues in the future because the manual will be revised again with a new date. If a specific revision is identified in the AD, the airplane mechanic will need to call Cessna Aircraft Company or the FAA to figure out what to do once the manual gets a revision higher than 23. We disagree with the request to state current manual revision or following revision 23 or greater. The Airworthiness Directives Manual, FAA– E:\FR\FM\06DEP1.SGM 06DEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 235 (Thursday, December 6, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 72776-72778]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-29460]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2012-1223; Directorate Identifier 2012-NM-154-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Embraer S.A. Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for 
certain Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 170 and ERJ 190 airplanes. This proposed 
AD was prompted by reports of the cockpit door falling off the hinges 
when it is being open or closed. This proposed AD would require 
replacing the striker and quick-release pin of the passive lock of the 
cockpit door, and replacing the upper and lower hinges of the cockpit 
door. We are proposing this AD to prevent the cockpit door from falling 
off the hinges, which could cause injury to airplane occupants.

DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by January 22, 
2013.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: (202) 493-2251.
     Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    For service information identified in this proposed AD, contact 
Embraer S.A., Technical Publications Section (PC 060), Av. Brigadeiro 
Faria Lima, 2170--Putim--12227-901 S[atilde]o Jose dos Campos-SP-
BRASIL; telephone +55 12 3927-5852 or +55 12 3309-0732; fax +55 12 
3927-7546; email distrib@embraer.com.br; Internet http://www.flyembraer.com. You may review copies of the referenced 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.

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 this proposed AD, 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cindy Ashforth, Aerospace Engineer, 
International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 
1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057-3356; telephone (425) 227-2768; 
fax (425) 227-1149.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Comments Invited

    We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address 
listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2012-1223; 
Directorate Identifier 2012-NM-154-AD'' at the beginning of your 
comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, 
economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We 
will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend 
this proposed AD based on those comments.
    We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We 
will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we 
receive about this proposed AD.

Discussion

    The Ag[ecirc]ncia Nacional de Avia[ccedil][atilde]o Civil (ANAC), 
which is the aviation authority for Brazil, has issued Brazilian 
Airworthiness Directives 2012-08-02 and 2012-08-03, both effective 
September 5, 2012 (referred to after this as ``the MCAI''), to correct 
an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states:

    This [ANAC] AD was prompted by reports of cockpit door falling 
off the hinges when it is being opened or closed. If not corrected, 
this condition may cause injury to the occupants.
* * * * *

Required actions include replacement of the passive lock striker, 
quick-release pin, and upper and lower hinges of the cockpit door. You 
may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket.

Relevant Service Information

    Embraer has issued the following service bulletins to correct the 
unsafe condition identified in the MCAI. The actions described in the 
following service information are intended to correct the unsafe 
condition identified in the MCAI.
     EMBRAER Service Bulletin 170-52-0055, Revision 01, dated 
August 1, 2011 (for Model ERJ 170 airplanes).
     EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190-52-0038, Revision 01, dated 
August 1, 2011 (for Model ERJ 190 airplanes except for Model ERJ 190-
100 ECJ airplanes).
     EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190LIN-52-0020, dated August 1, 
2011 (for Model ERJ 190-100 ECJ airplanes).

FAA's Determination and Requirements of This Proposed AD

    This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another 
country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant 
to our bilateral agreement with the State of Design Authority, we have 
been notified of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service 
information referenced above. We are proposing this AD because we 
evaluated all pertinent information and determined an unsafe condition 
exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same 
type design.

Costs of Compliance

    Based on the service information, we estimate that this proposed AD 
would affect about 253 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that 
it would take about 6 work-hours per product to comply with the basic 
requirements of this proposed AD. The average labor rate is $85 per 
work-hour. Required parts would 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 the proposed AD on U.S. operators to 
be $129,030, or $510 per product.

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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 proposed AD would not have federalism 
implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would 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 proposed 
regulation:
    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 proposed AD and placed it in the AD docket.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

The Proposed Amendment

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

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

    1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701.


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

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

Embraer S.A.: Docket No. FAA-2012-1223; Directorate Identifier 2012-
NM-154-AD.

(a) Comments Due Date

    We must receive comments by January 22, 2013.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to the airplanes identified in paragraphs (c)(1) 
and (c)(2) of this AD.
    (1) Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 170-100 LR, -100 STD, -100 SE., and -
100 SU airplanes; and Model ERJ 170-200 LR, -200 SU, and -200 STD 
airplanes; certificated in any category; as identified in EMBRAER 
Service Bulletin 170-52-0055, Revision 01, dated August 1, 2011.
    (2) Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 190-100 STD, -100 LR, -100 ECJ, and -
100 IGW airplanes; and Model ERJ 190-200 STD, -200 LR, and -200 IGW 
airplanes; certificated in any category; as identified in EMBRAER 
Service Bulletin 190-52-0038, Revision 01, dated August 1, 2011; and 
EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190LIN-52-0020, dated August 1, 2011.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 52, Doors.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by reports of the cockpit door falling off 
the hinges when it is being open or closed. We are proposing this AD 
to prevent the cockpit door from falling off the hinges, which could 
cause injury to airplane occupants.

(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) Required Actions and Compliance Time

    Within 1,500 flight hours after the effective date of this AD, 
do the actions specified in paragraphs (g)(1) and (g)(2) of this AD.
    (1) Replace the striker and quick-release pin of the passive 
lock of the cockpit door, in accordance with Part I of the 
Accomplishment Instructions of the applicable service bulletin 
specified in paragraph (g)(1)(i), (g)(1)(ii), or (g)(1)(iii) of this 
AD.
    (i) EMBRAER Service Bulletin 170-52-0055, Revision 01, dated 
August 1, 2011 (for Model ERJ 170 airplanes).
    (ii) EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190-52-0038, Revision 01, dated 
August 1, 2011 (for Model ERJ 190 airplanes except for Model ERJ 
190-100 ECJ airplanes).
    (iii) EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190LIN-52-0020, dated August 1, 
2011 (for Model ERJ 190-100 ECJ airplanes).
    (2) Replace the cockpit door upper and lower hinges in 
accordance with Part III of the Accomplishment Instructions of the 
applicable service bulletin specified in paragraph (g)(2)(i), 
(g)(2)(ii), or (g)(2)(iii) of this AD.
    (i) EMBRAER Service Bulletin 170-52-0055, Revision 01, dated 
August 1, 2011 (for Model ERJ 170 airplanes).
    (ii) EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190-52-0038, Revision 01, dated 
August 1, 2011 (for Model ERJ 190 airplanes except for Model ERJ 
190-100 ECJ airplanes).
    (iii) EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190LIN-52-0020, dated August 1, 
2011 (for Model ERJ 190-100 ECJ airplanes).

(h) Credit for Previous Actions

    This paragraph provides credit for actions required by paragraph 
(g)(1) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the 
effective date of this AD using EMBRAER Service Bulletin 170-52-
0055, dated February 10, 2011 (for Model ERJ 170 airplanes); or 
EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190-52-0038, dated February 10, 2011 (for 
Model ERJ 190 airplanes except for Model ERJ 190-100 ECJ airplanes); 
which are not incorporated by reference in this AD.

(i) Other FAA AD Provisions

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, 
International Branch, ANM-116, 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 International 
Branch, send it to ATTN: Cindy Ashforth, Aerospace Engineer, 
International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 
1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057-3356; telephone (425) 227-
2768; 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.

(j) Related Information

    (1) Refer to MCAI Brazilian Airworthiness Directives 2012-08-02 
and 2012-08-03, both effective September 5, 2012, and the service 
bulletins identified in paragraphs (j)(1)(i), (j)(1)(ii), and 
(j)(1)(iii) of this AD, for related information.

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    (i) EMBRAER Service Bulletin 170-52-0055, Revision 01, dated 
August 1, 2011.
    (ii) EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190-52-0038, Revision 01, dated 
August 1, 2011.
    (iii) EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190LIN-52-0020, dated August 1, 
2011.
    (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Embraer S.A., Technical Publications Section (PC 060), Av. 
Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 2170--Putim--12227-901 S[atilde]o Jose dos 
Campos--SP--BRASIL; telephone +55 12 3927-5852 or +55 12 3309-0732; 
fax +55 12 3927-7546; email distrib@embraer.com.br; Internet http://www.flyembraer.com. You may review copies of the referenced 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.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on November 29, 2012.
Ali Bahrami,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-29460 Filed 12-5-12; 8:45 am]
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