Airworthiness Directives; Embraer S.A. Airplanes, 19090-19093 [2013-05839]

Download as PDF 19090 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 61 / Friday, March 29, 2013 / Rules and Regulations (h) Related Information Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD No. 2012–0164, dated August 28, 2012, for related information. (i) 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) REIMS AVIATION INDUSTRIES Service Bulletin No. F406–70, dated July 16, 2012. (ii) Reserved. (3) For REIMS AVIATION INDUSTRIES service information identified in this AD, contact REIMS AVIATION INDUSTRIES, ´ Aerodrome de Reims Prunay, 51360 Prunay, France; telephone: 03.26.48.46.65; fax: 03.26.49.18.57; Internet: http:// www.geciaviation.com/en/. (4) You may view this service information at FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (816) 329–4148. (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 Kansas City, Missouri, on March 18, 2013. Earl Lawrence, Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2013–06590 Filed 3–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2012–1077; Directorate Identifier 2012–NM–146–AD; Amendment 39–17384; AD 2013–05–12] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Embraer S.A. Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with RULES AGENCY: SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 170 and ERJ 190 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that high rate discharge (HRD) bottle explosive cartridges of a cargo compartment fire extinguisher system were swapped between the VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:14 Mar 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 forward and aft cargo compartments. Additional investigation also revealed the possibility of swapping between the electrical connectors of the HRD and low rate discharge (LRD) bottles, and a rotated installation of the HRD bottle. Improper assembly of the fire extinguishing bottle might cause the extinguishing agent to be discharged toward the unselected cargo compartment rather than toward the cargo compartment with fire. This AD requires an inspection of the HRD bottle for correct installation and to determine if the pressure switch is in the correct position, and re-installation if necessary; an inspection of the HRD and LRD bottle discharge heads to determine the part number, and replacement if necessary; and, for certain airplanes, an inspection to identify the HRD and LRD bottle electrical connectors, and relocation if necessary. We are issuing this AD to prevent the inability of the fire extinguishing system to suppress fire. DATES: This AD becomes effective May 3, 2013. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of May 3, 2013. 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: 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: 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 October 16, 2012 (77 FR 63272). That NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) states: It was found during an inspection of the cargo compartment fire extinguisher system that High Rate Discharge (HRD) bottle explosive cartridges were swapped between forward and aft cargo compartments. Additional investigation has also revealed the possibility of swapping between the PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 electrical connectors of the HRD and Low Rate Discharge (LRD) bottles and a rotated installation of the HRD bottle. Such improper assembly of the fire extinguishing bottle may cause the extinguishing agent to be discharged toward the unselected cargo compartment rather than toward the cargo compartment with fire, resulting in an insufficient concentration of fire extinguishing agent in the cargo compartment with fire, and consequent inability of the fire extinguishing system to suppress fire. * * * * * Required actions include an inspection of the HRD bottle for correct installation and to determine if the pressure switch is in the correct position, and re-installation if necessary; an inspection of the HRD and LRD bottle discharge heads to determine the part number and replacement if necessary; and, for certain airplanes, an inspection to identify the HRD and LRD bottle electrical connectors, and relocation if necessary. You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We considered the comments received. Request To Refer to Revised Service Information Embraer requested that we revise the NPRM (77 FR 63272, October 16, 2012) to include the latest revision of the referenced service information. Embraer also requested that we provide credit for actions done using the following service bulletins. • Embraer Service Bulletin 170–26– 0011, Revision 01, dated June 19, 2012. • Embraer Service Bulletin 190–26– 0011, Revision 01, dated June 19, 2012. • Embraer Service Bulletin 190LIN– 26–0006, Revision 01, dated June 19, 2012. We agree to refer to the following service bulletins in this AD as requested. We have revised paragraphs (c), (g), and (h) of this AD accordingly. • Embraer Service Bulletin 170–26– 0011, Revision 02, dated October 17, 2012. • Embraer Service Bulletin 190–26– 0011, Revision 02, dated October 17, 2012. • Embraer Service Bulletin 190LIN– 26–0006, Revision 02, dated September 28, 2012. We have also added new paragraph (i) to this AD (and re-identified subsequent paragraphs accordingly) to allow credit for actions done previously using the following service bulletins. • Embraer Service Bulletin 170–26– 0011, Revision 01, dated June 19, 2012. E:\FR\FM\29MRR1.SGM 29MRR1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 61 / Friday, March 29, 2013 / Rules and Regulations • Embraer Service Bulletin 190–26– 0011, Revision 01, dated June 19, 2012. • Embraer Service Bulletin 190LIN– 26–0006, Revision 01, dated June 19, 2012. Request To Clarify the Proposed Applicability for Certain Actions Embraer requested that we clarify the applicability for paragraphs (g), (h), and (i) of the NPRM (77 FR 63272, October 16, 2012), for airplanes subject to Embraer Service Bulletin 190LIN–26– 0006, Revision 02, dated September 28, 2012. Embraer stated that Embraer Service Bulletin 190LIN–26–0006, Revision 02, dated September 28, 2012, applies only to Model ERJ 190–100 ECJ airplanes, and requested that we revise paragraphs (g), (h), and (i) of the NPRM, accordingly. We partially agree. We disagree with revising paragraph (i) of the NPRM (77 FR 63272, October 16, 2012). Paragraph (i) of the NPRM—now paragraph (j) of this AD—has no reference to Embraer Service Bulletin 190LIN–26–0006, Revision 02, dated September 28, 2012; therefore, we have made no change to that paragraph. We agree that Embraer Service Bulletin 190LIN–26–0006, Revision 02, dated September 28, 2012, affects only Model ERJ 190–100 ECJ airplanes. Embraer Service Bulletin 190–26–0011, Revision 02, dated October 17, 2012, does not affect Model ERJ 190–100 ECJ airplanes. We have revised paragraphs (c), (g), and (h) of this AD accordingly. Request To Clarify Inspection Requirement Embraer requested that we clarify that the inspection is for proper identification of the electrical connectors, rather than for specific electrical connector part numbers, as specified in the NPRM (77 FR 63272, October 16, 2012). Embraer stated that the electrical connector identification is not the same as the part number. We agree to clarify the inspection requirement as requested. We have revised paragraph (g)(3) of this AD to require the inspection to identify the HRD and LRD bottle electrical connectors. erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with RULES Additional Change to NPRM We have also revised paragraphs (g)(2) and (h)(2) of this AD to clarify the replacement part. Conclusion We reviewed the available data, including the comments received, and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD with the changes described previously VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:14 Mar 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 and minor editorial changes. We have determined that these changes: • Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM (77 FR 63272, October 16, 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 63272, October 16, 2012). Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD will affect 163 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it will take about 7 workhours per product to comply with the 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 $96,985, or $595 per product. In addition, we estimate that any necessary follow-on actions would take about 1 work-hour and require parts costing $68,588, for a cost of $68,673 per product. We have no way of determining the number of products that may need these actions. 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; PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 19091 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 63272, October 16, 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 adding the following new AD: ■ 2013–05–12 Embraer S.A.: Amendment 39– 17384. Docket No. FAA–2012–1077; Directorate Identifier 2012–NM–146–AD. (a) Effective Date This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective May 3, 2013. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to the airplanes identified in paragraphs (c)(1), (c)(2), and (c)(3) 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 E:\FR\FM\29MRR1.SGM 29MRR1 19092 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 61 / Friday, March 29, 2013 / Rules and Regulations Bulletin 170–26–0011, Revision 02, dated October 17, 2012. (2) Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 190–100 STD, –100 LR, 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– 26–0011, Revision 02, dated October 17, 2012. (3) Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 190–100 ECJ airplanes, certificated in any category, as identified in Embraer Service Bulletin 190LIN–26–0006, Revision 02, dated September 28, 2012. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 26, Fire Protection. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by a report that high rate discharge (HRD) bottle explosive cartridges of a cargo compartment fire extinguisher system were swapped between the forward and aft cargo compartments. Additional investigation also revealed the possibility of swapping between the electrical connectors of the HRD and low rate discharge (LRD) bottles, and a rotated installation of the HRD bottle. We are issuing this AD to prevent the inability of the fire extinguishing system to suppress fire. erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with RULES (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) Inspections and Corrective Actions for Group 1 Airplanes For airplanes on which Embraer Service Bulletin 170–26–0011, dated December 1, 2011 (for 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); Embraer Service Bulletin 190–26– 0011, dated December 1, 2011 (for Model ERJ 190–100 STD, –100 LR, and –100 IGW airplanes; and Model ERJ 190–200 STD, –200 LR, and –200 IGW airplanes); or Embraer Service Bulletin 190LIN–26–0006, dated December 1, 2011 (for Model ERJ 190–100 ECJ airplanes); has not been accomplished as of the effective date of this AD: Within 3,000 flight hours after the effective date of this AD, do the actions specified in paragraphs (g)(1), (g)(2), and (g)(3) of this AD. All actions must be done in accordance with Part I and Part II, as applicable, of the Accomplishment Instructions of Embraer Service Bulletin 170– 26–0011, Revision 02, dated October 17, 2012 (for 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); Embraer Service Bulletin 190–26– 0011, Revision 02, dated October 17, 2012 (for Model ERJ 190–100 STD, –100 LR, and –100 IGW airplanes; and Model ERJ 190–200 STD, –200 LR, and –200 IGW airplanes); or Embraer Service Bulletin 190LIN–26–0006, Revision 02, dated September 28, 2012 (for Model ERJ 190–100 ECJ airplanes). (1) Do a general visual inspection of the HRD bottle to determine if it is correctly installed and if the pressure switch is in the correct position. If the bottle is not correctly VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:14 Mar 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 installed or the pressure switch is in the incorrect position, before further flight, remove and re-install the HRD bottle. (2) Inspect the HRD and LRD bottle discharge heads to determine the part number. If the part number of the discharge heads is not the part number specified in Figure 3 of Embraer Service Bulletin 170–26– 0011, Revision 02, dated October 17, 2012 (for 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); Embraer Service Bulletin 190–26– 0011, Revision 02, dated October 17, 2012 (for Model ERJ 190–100 STD, –100LR, and –100 IGW airplanes; and Model ERJ 190–200 STD, –200 LR, and –200 IGW airplanes); or Embraer Service Bulletin 190LIN–26–0006, Revision 02, dated September 28, 2012 (for Model ERJ 190–100 ECJ airplanes): Before further flight, replace the discharge bottle with a discharge bottle of the same part number that has a correct discharge head part number, as shown in Figure 3 of Embraer Service Bulletin 170–26–0011, Revision 02, dated October 17, 2012 (for 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); Embraer Service Bulletin 190–26–0011, Revision 02, dated October 17, 2012 (for Model ERJ 190– 100 STD, –100LR, and –100 IGW airplanes; and Model ERJ 190–200 STD, –200 LR, and –200 IGW airplanes); or Embraer Service Bulletin 190LIN–26–0006, Revision 02, dated September 28, 2012 (for Model ERJ 190–100 ECJ airplanes), as applicable. (3) Inspect to identify the HRD and LRD bottle electrical connectors. If the identification of the HRD or LRD bottle electrical connectors is not specified in Figure 1 of Embraer Service Bulletin 170–26– 0011, Revision 02, dated October 17, 2012 (for 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); Embraer Service Bulletin 190–26– 0011, Revision 02, dated October 17, 2012 (for Model ERJ 190–100 STD, –100LR, and –100 IGW airplanes; and Model ERJ 190–200 STD, –200 LR, and –200 IGW airplanes); or Embraer Service Bulletin 190LIN–26–0006, Revision 02, dated September 28, 2012 (for Model ERJ 190–100 ECJ airplanes): Before further flight, relocate the HRD or LRD bottle electrical connectors by re-routing the electrical harness. and (h)(2) of this AD. All actions must be done in accordance with Part III of the Accomplishment Instructions of Embraer Service Bulletin 170–26–0011, Revision 02, dated October 17, 2012 (for Model ERJ 170– 100 LR, –100 STD, –100 SE., and –100 SU airplanes; and Model ERJ 170–200LR, –200 SU, and –200 STD airplanes); Embraer Service Bulletin 190–26–0011, Revision 02, dated October 17, 2012 (for Model ERJ 190– 100 STD, –100LR, and –100 IGW airplanes; and Model ERJ 190–200 STD, –200 LR, and –200 IGW airplanes); or Embraer Service Bulletin 190LIN–26–0006, Revision 02, dated September 28, 2012 (for Model ERJ 190–100 ECJ airplanes). (1) Do a general visual inspection of the HRD bottle to determine if it is correctly installed and if the pressure switch is in the correct position. If the bottle is not correctly installed or the pressure switch is in the incorrect position, before further flight, remove and re-install the HRD bottle. (2) Inspect the HRD and LRD bottle discharge heads to determine the part number. If the part number of the discharge heads is not the part number specified in Figure 3 of Embraer Service Bulletin 170–26– 0011, Revision 02, dated October 17, 2012 (for 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); Embraer Service Bulletin 190–26– 0011, Revision 02, dated October 17, 2012 (for Model ERJ 190–100 STD, –100 LR, and –100 IGW airplanes; and Model ERJ 190–200 STD, –200 LR, and –200 IGW airplanes); or Embraer Service Bulletin 190LIN–26–0006, Revision 02, dated September 28, 2012 (for Model ERJ 190–100 ECJ airplanes); before further flight, replace the discharge bottle with a discharge bottle of the same part number that has a correct discharge head part number, as shown in Figure 3 of Embraer Service Bulletin 170–26–0011, Revision 02, dated October 17, 2012 (for 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); Embraer Service Bulletin 190–26–0011, Revision 02, dated October 17, 2012 (for Model ERJ 190– 100 STD, –100 LR, and –100 IGW airplanes; and Model ERJ 190–200 STD, –200 LR, and –200 IGW airplanes); or Embraer Service Bulletin 190LIN–26–0006, Revision 02, dated September 28, 2012 (for Model ERJ 190–100 ECJ airplanes), as applicable. (h) Inspections and Corrective Actions for Group 2 Airplanes For airplanes on which Embraer Service Bulletin 170–26–0011, dated December 1, 2011 (for 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); Embraer Service Bulletin 190–26– 0011, dated December 1, 2011 (for Model ERJ 190–100 STD, –100 LR, and –100 IGW airplanes; and Model ERJ 190–200 STD, –200 LR, and –200 IGW airplanes); or Embraer Service Bulletin 190LIN–26–0006, dated December 1, 2011 (for Model ERJ 190–100 ECJ airplanes); has been accomplished as of the effective date of this AD: Within 3,000 flight hours after the effective date of this AD, do the actions specified in paragraphs (h)(1) (i) Credit for Previous Actions This paragraph provides credit for the applicable actions required by paragraphs (g) and (h) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using the applicable service bulletins specified in paragraphs (i)(1), (i)(2), and (i)(3) of this AD. (1) For 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: Embraer Service Bulletin 170–26– 0011, Revision 01, dated June 19, 2012. (2) For Model ERJ 190–100 STD, –100 LR, and –100 IGW airplanes; and Model ERJ 190– 200 STD, –200 LR, and –200 IGW airplanes: Embraer Service Bulletin 190–26–0011, Revision 01, dated June 19, 2012. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\29MRR1.SGM 29MRR1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 61 / Friday, March 29, 2013 / Rules and Regulations (3) For Model ERJ 190–100 ECJ airplanes: Embraer Service Bulletin 190LIN–26–0006, Revision 01, dated June 19, 2012. (j) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, 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. erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with RULES (k) Related Information Refer to MCAI Brazilian Airworthiness Directives 2012–07–01 and 2012–07–02, both effective July 30, 2012, and the service bulletins identified in paragraphs (k)(1), (k)(2), and (k)(3) of this AD, for related information. (1) Embraer Service Bulletin 170–26–0011, Revision 02, dated October 17, 2012. (2) Embraer Service Bulletin 190–26–0011, Revision 02, dated October 17, 2012. (3) Embraer Service Bulletin 190LIN–26– 0006, Revision 02, dated September 28, 2012. (l) 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) Embraer Service Bulletin 170–26–0011, Revision 02, October 17, 2012. (ii) Embraer Service Bulletin 190–26–0011, Revision 02, dated October 17, 2012. (iii) Embraer Service Bulletin 190LIN–26– 0006, Revision 02, dated September 28, 2012. (3) 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:14 Mar 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 +55 12 3927–7546; email distrib@embraer.com.br; Internet http:// www.flyembraer.com. (4) 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. (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 March 6, 2013. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2013–05839 Filed 3–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P 19093 of a certain publication listed in the AD as of May 3, 2013. ADDRESSES: For Boeing 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. For Air Cruisers service information identified in this AD, contact Air Cruisers Company, 1747 State Route 34, Wall, NJ 07727–3935; telephone: 732–681–3527; fax: 732–681–9163; email: Aircruisers@zodiacaerospace.com. You may review copies of the referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, Washington. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227– 1221. 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 Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647–5527) is Document Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ana Martinez Hueto, Aerospace Engineer, Cabin Safety and Environmental Systems Branch, ANM–150S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; phone: 425–917–6592; fax: 425–917–6591; email: ana.m.hueto@faa.gov. 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2011–1417; Directorate Identifier 2011–NM–159–AD; Amendment 39–17382; AD 2013–05–10] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that escape slides/rafts did not deploy due to galvanic corrosion of the door-mounted slide/raft packboard release mechanisms. This AD requires doing a general visual inspection of the housing assembly of the packboard release mechanism to determine if its surface treatment has been sealed, and if the surface of the housing assembly is unsealed, replacing the housing assembly with a new or serviceable housing assembly. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct corrosion of the packboard release mechanisms, which could interfere with escape slide/raft deployment, prohibit doors from opening in the armed mode, and cause consequent delay and injury during evacuation of passengers and crew from the cabin in the event of an emergency. DATES: This AD is effective May 3, 2013. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2012 (77 FR 2666). That NPRM proposed to require doing a general visual inspection of the housing assembly of the packboard release mechanism to determine if its surface treatment has been sealed, and if unsealed, replacing the housing assembly with a new or serviceable housing assembly. E:\FR\FM\29MRR1.SGM 29MRR1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 61 (Friday, March 29, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 19090-19093]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05839]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2012-1077; Directorate Identifier 2012-NM-146-AD; 
Amendment 39-17384; AD 2013-05-12]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Embraer S.A. Airplanes

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 
Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 170 and ERJ 190 airplanes. This AD was prompted 
by a report that high rate discharge (HRD) bottle explosive cartridges 
of a cargo compartment fire extinguisher system were swapped between 
the forward and aft cargo compartments. Additional investigation also 
revealed the possibility of swapping between the electrical connectors 
of the HRD and low rate discharge (LRD) bottles, and a rotated 
installation of the HRD bottle. Improper assembly of the fire 
extinguishing bottle might cause the extinguishing agent to be 
discharged toward the unselected cargo compartment rather than toward 
the cargo compartment with fire. This AD requires an inspection of the 
HRD bottle for correct installation and to determine if the pressure 
switch is in the correct position, and re-installation if necessary; an 
inspection of the HRD and LRD bottle discharge heads to determine the 
part number, and replacement if necessary; and, for certain airplanes, 
an inspection to identify the HRD and LRD bottle electrical connectors, 
and relocation if necessary. We are issuing this AD to prevent the 
inability of the fire extinguishing system to suppress fire.

DATES: This AD becomes effective May 3, 2013.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of May 3, 2013.

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: 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:

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 October 16, 2012 (77 
FR 63272). That NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the 
specified products. The Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information 
(MCAI) states:

    It was found during an inspection of the cargo compartment fire 
extinguisher system that High Rate Discharge (HRD) bottle explosive 
cartridges were swapped between forward and aft cargo compartments. 
Additional investigation has also revealed the possibility of 
swapping between the electrical connectors of the HRD and Low Rate 
Discharge (LRD) bottles and a rotated installation of the HRD 
bottle. Such improper assembly of the fire extinguishing bottle may 
cause the extinguishing agent to be discharged toward the unselected 
cargo compartment rather than toward the cargo compartment with 
fire, resulting in an insufficient concentration of fire 
extinguishing agent in the cargo compartment with fire, and 
consequent inability of the fire extinguishing system to suppress 
fire.

* * * * *
    Required actions include an inspection of the HRD bottle for 
correct installation and to determine if the pressure switch is in the 
correct position, and re-installation if necessary; an inspection of 
the HRD and LRD bottle discharge heads to determine the part number and 
replacement if necessary; and, for certain airplanes, an inspection to 
identify the HRD and LRD bottle electrical connectors, and relocation 
if necessary. You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI 
in the AD docket.

Comments

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

Request To Refer to Revised Service Information

    Embraer requested that we revise the NPRM (77 FR 63272, October 16, 
2012) to include the latest revision of the referenced service 
information. Embraer also requested that we provide credit for actions 
done using the following service bulletins.
     Embraer Service Bulletin 170-26-0011, Revision 01, dated 
June 19, 2012.
     Embraer Service Bulletin 190-26-0011, Revision 01, dated 
June 19, 2012.
     Embraer Service Bulletin 190LIN-26-0006, Revision 01, 
dated June 19, 2012.
    We agree to refer to the following service bulletins in this AD as 
requested. We have revised paragraphs (c), (g), and (h) of this AD 
accordingly.
     Embraer Service Bulletin 170-26-0011, Revision 02, dated 
October 17, 2012.
     Embraer Service Bulletin 190-26-0011, Revision 02, dated 
October 17, 2012.
     Embraer Service Bulletin 190LIN-26-0006, Revision 02, 
dated September 28, 2012.
    We have also added new paragraph (i) to this AD (and re-identified 
subsequent paragraphs accordingly) to allow credit for actions done 
previously using the following service bulletins.
     Embraer Service Bulletin 170-26-0011, Revision 01, dated 
June 19, 2012.

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     Embraer Service Bulletin 190-26-0011, Revision 01, dated 
June 19, 2012.
     Embraer Service Bulletin 190LIN-26-0006, Revision 01, 
dated June 19, 2012.

Request To Clarify the Proposed Applicability for Certain Actions

    Embraer requested that we clarify the applicability for paragraphs 
(g), (h), and (i) of the NPRM (77 FR 63272, October 16, 2012), for 
airplanes subject to Embraer Service Bulletin 190LIN-26-0006, Revision 
02, dated September 28, 2012. Embraer stated that Embraer Service 
Bulletin 190LIN-26-0006, Revision 02, dated September 28, 2012, applies 
only to Model ERJ 190-100 ECJ airplanes, and requested that we revise 
paragraphs (g), (h), and (i) of the NPRM, accordingly.
    We partially agree. We disagree with revising paragraph (i) of the 
NPRM (77 FR 63272, October 16, 2012). Paragraph (i) of the NPRM--now 
paragraph (j) of this AD--has no reference to Embraer Service Bulletin 
190LIN-26-0006, Revision 02, dated September 28, 2012; therefore, we 
have made no change to that paragraph.
    We agree that Embraer Service Bulletin 190LIN-26-0006, Revision 02, 
dated September 28, 2012, affects only Model ERJ 190-100 ECJ airplanes. 
Embraer Service Bulletin 190-26-0011, Revision 02, dated October 17, 
2012, does not affect Model ERJ 190-100 ECJ airplanes. We have revised 
paragraphs (c), (g), and (h) of this AD accordingly.

Request To Clarify Inspection Requirement

    Embraer requested that we clarify that the inspection is for proper 
identification of the electrical connectors, rather than for specific 
electrical connector part numbers, as specified in the NPRM (77 FR 
63272, October 16, 2012). Embraer stated that the electrical connector 
identification is not the same as the part number.
    We agree to clarify the inspection requirement as requested. We 
have revised paragraph (g)(3) of this AD to require the inspection to 
identify the HRD and LRD bottle electrical connectors.

Additional Change to NPRM

    We have also revised paragraphs (g)(2) and (h)(2) of this AD to 
clarify the replacement part.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the available data, including the comments received, 
and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting 
the AD with the changes described previously and minor editorial 
changes. We have determined that these changes:
     Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the 
NPRM (77 FR 63272, October 16, 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 63272, October 16, 2012).

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD will affect 163 products of U.S. registry. 
We also estimate that it will take about 7 work-hours per product to 
comply with the 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 $96,985, or $595 per product.
    In addition, we estimate that any necessary follow-on actions would 
take about 1 work-hour and require parts costing $68,588, for a cost of 
$68,673 per product. We have no way of determining the number of 
products that may need these actions.

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 63272, October 16, 
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 adding the following new AD:

2013-05-12 Embraer S.A.: Amendment 39-17384. Docket No. FAA-2012-
1077; Directorate Identifier 2012-NM-146-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective May 3, 2013.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to the airplanes identified in paragraphs 
(c)(1), (c)(2), and (c)(3) 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

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Bulletin 170-26-0011, Revision 02, dated October 17, 2012.
    (2) Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 190-100 STD, -100 LR, 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 190-26-0011, Revision 02, dated October 17, 2012.
    (3) Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 190-100 ECJ airplanes, certificated 
in any category, as identified in Embraer Service Bulletin 190LIN-
26-0006, Revision 02, dated September 28, 2012.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 26, Fire 
Protection.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by a report that high rate discharge (HRD) 
bottle explosive cartridges of a cargo compartment fire extinguisher 
system were swapped between the forward and aft cargo compartments. 
Additional investigation also revealed the possibility of swapping 
between the electrical connectors of the HRD and low rate discharge 
(LRD) bottles, and a rotated installation of the HRD bottle. We are 
issuing this AD to prevent the inability of the fire extinguishing 
system to suppress fire.

(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) Inspections and Corrective Actions for Group 1 Airplanes

    For airplanes on which Embraer Service Bulletin 170-26-0011, 
dated December 1, 2011 (for 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); Embraer Service Bulletin 190-26-0011, dated 
December 1, 2011 (for Model ERJ 190-100 STD, -100 LR, and -100 IGW 
airplanes; and Model ERJ 190-200 STD, -200 LR, and -200 IGW 
airplanes); or Embraer Service Bulletin 190LIN-26-0006, dated 
December 1, 2011 (for Model ERJ 190-100 ECJ airplanes); has not been 
accomplished as of the effective date of this AD: Within 3,000 
flight hours after the effective date of this AD, do the actions 
specified in paragraphs (g)(1), (g)(2), and (g)(3) of this AD. All 
actions must be done in accordance with Part I and Part II, as 
applicable, of the Accomplishment Instructions of Embraer Service 
Bulletin 170-26-0011, Revision 02, dated October 17, 2012 (for 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); Embraer Service 
Bulletin 190-26-0011, Revision 02, dated October 17, 2012 (for Model 
ERJ 190-100 STD, -100 LR, and -100 IGW airplanes; and Model ERJ 190-
200 STD, -200 LR, and -200 IGW airplanes); or Embraer Service 
Bulletin 190LIN-26-0006, Revision 02, dated September 28, 2012 (for 
Model ERJ 190-100 ECJ airplanes).
    (1) Do a general visual inspection of the HRD bottle to 
determine if it is correctly installed and if the pressure switch is 
in the correct position. If the bottle is not correctly installed or 
the pressure switch is in the incorrect position, before further 
flight, remove and re-install the HRD bottle.
    (2) Inspect the HRD and LRD bottle discharge heads to determine 
the part number. If the part number of the discharge heads is not 
the part number specified in Figure 3 of Embraer Service Bulletin 
170-26-0011, Revision 02, dated October 17, 2012 (for 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); Embraer Service 
Bulletin 190-26-0011, Revision 02, dated October 17, 2012 (for Model 
ERJ 190-100 STD, -100LR, and -100 IGW airplanes; and Model ERJ 190-
200 STD, -200 LR, and -200 IGW airplanes); or Embraer Service 
Bulletin 190LIN-26-0006, Revision 02, dated September 28, 2012 (for 
Model ERJ 190-100 ECJ airplanes): Before further flight, replace the 
discharge bottle with a discharge bottle of the same part number 
that has a correct discharge head part number, as shown in Figure 3 
of Embraer Service Bulletin 170-26-0011, Revision 02, dated October 
17, 2012 (for 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); Embraer Service Bulletin 190-26-0011, Revision 02, dated 
October 17, 2012 (for Model ERJ 190-100 STD, -100LR, and -100 IGW 
airplanes; and Model ERJ 190-200 STD, -200 LR, and -200 IGW 
airplanes); or Embraer Service Bulletin 190LIN-26-0006, Revision 02, 
dated September 28, 2012 (for Model ERJ 190-100 ECJ airplanes), as 
applicable.
    (3) Inspect to identify the HRD and LRD bottle electrical 
connectors. If the identification of the HRD or LRD bottle 
electrical connectors is not specified in Figure 1 of Embraer 
Service Bulletin 170-26-0011, Revision 02, dated October 17, 2012 
(for 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); Embraer Service Bulletin 190-26-0011, Revision 02, dated 
October 17, 2012 (for Model ERJ 190-100 STD, -100LR, and -100 IGW 
airplanes; and Model ERJ 190-200 STD, -200 LR, and -200 IGW 
airplanes); or Embraer Service Bulletin 190LIN-26-0006, Revision 02, 
dated September 28, 2012 (for Model ERJ 190-100 ECJ airplanes): 
Before further flight, relocate the HRD or LRD bottle electrical 
connectors by re-routing the electrical harness.

(h) Inspections and Corrective Actions for Group 2 Airplanes

    For airplanes on which Embraer Service Bulletin 170-26-0011, 
dated December 1, 2011 (for 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); Embraer Service Bulletin 190-26-0011, dated 
December 1, 2011 (for Model ERJ 190-100 STD, -100 LR, and -100 IGW 
airplanes; and Model ERJ 190-200 STD, -200 LR, and -200 IGW 
airplanes); or Embraer Service Bulletin 190LIN-26-0006, dated 
December 1, 2011 (for Model ERJ 190-100 ECJ airplanes); has been 
accomplished as of the effective date of this AD: Within 3,000 
flight hours after the effective date of this AD, do the actions 
specified in paragraphs (h)(1) and (h)(2) of this AD. All actions 
must be done in accordance with Part III of the Accomplishment 
Instructions of Embraer Service Bulletin 170-26-0011, Revision 02, 
dated October 17, 2012 (for Model ERJ 170-100 LR, -100 STD, -100 
SE., and -100 SU airplanes; and Model ERJ 170-200LR, -200 SU, and -
200 STD airplanes); Embraer Service Bulletin 190-26-0011, Revision 
02, dated October 17, 2012 (for Model ERJ 190-100 STD, -100LR, and -
100 IGW airplanes; and Model ERJ 190-200 STD, -200 LR, and -200 IGW 
airplanes); or Embraer Service Bulletin 190LIN-26-0006, Revision 02, 
dated September 28, 2012 (for Model ERJ 190-100 ECJ airplanes).
    (1) Do a general visual inspection of the HRD bottle to 
determine if it is correctly installed and if the pressure switch is 
in the correct position. If the bottle is not correctly installed or 
the pressure switch is in the incorrect position, before further 
flight, remove and re-install the HRD bottle.
    (2) Inspect the HRD and LRD bottle discharge heads to determine 
the part number. If the part number of the discharge heads is not 
the part number specified in Figure 3 of Embraer Service Bulletin 
170-26-0011, Revision 02, dated October 17, 2012 (for 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); Embraer Service 
Bulletin 190-26-0011, Revision 02, dated October 17, 2012 (for Model 
ERJ 190-100 STD, -100 LR, and -100 IGW airplanes; and Model ERJ 190-
200 STD, -200 LR, and -200 IGW airplanes); or Embraer Service 
Bulletin 190LIN-26-0006, Revision 02, dated September 28, 2012 (for 
Model ERJ 190-100 ECJ airplanes); before further flight, replace the 
discharge bottle with a discharge bottle of the same part number 
that has a correct discharge head part number, as shown in Figure 3 
of Embraer Service Bulletin 170-26-0011, Revision 02, dated October 
17, 2012 (for 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); Embraer Service Bulletin 190-26-0011, Revision 02, dated 
October 17, 2012 (for Model ERJ 190-100 STD, -100 LR, and -100 IGW 
airplanes; and Model ERJ 190-200 STD, -200 LR, and -200 IGW 
airplanes); or Embraer Service Bulletin 190LIN-26-0006, Revision 02, 
dated September 28, 2012 (for Model ERJ 190-100 ECJ airplanes), as 
applicable.

(i) Credit for Previous Actions

    This paragraph provides credit for the applicable actions 
required by paragraphs (g) and (h) of this AD, if those actions were 
performed before the effective date of this AD using the applicable 
service bulletins specified in paragraphs (i)(1), (i)(2), and (i)(3) 
of this AD.
    (1) For 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: Embraer Service Bulletin 170-26-0011, Revision 01, dated 
June 19, 2012.
    (2) For Model ERJ 190-100 STD, -100 LR, and -100 IGW airplanes; 
and Model ERJ 190-200 STD, -200 LR, and -200 IGW airplanes: Embraer 
Service Bulletin 190-26-0011, Revision 01, dated June 19, 2012.

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    (3) For Model ERJ 190-100 ECJ airplanes: Embraer Service 
Bulletin 190LIN-26-0006, Revision 01, dated June 19, 2012.

(j) Other FAA AD Provisions

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, 
International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane Directorate, 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.

(k) Related Information

    Refer to MCAI Brazilian Airworthiness Directives 2012-07-01 and 
2012-07-02, both effective July 30, 2012, and the service bulletins 
identified in paragraphs (k)(1), (k)(2), and (k)(3) of this AD, for 
related information.
    (1) Embraer Service Bulletin 170-26-0011, Revision 02, dated 
October 17, 2012.
    (2) Embraer Service Bulletin 190-26-0011, Revision 02, dated 
October 17, 2012.
    (3) Embraer Service Bulletin 190LIN-26-0006, Revision 02, dated 
September 28, 2012.

(l) 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) Embraer Service Bulletin 170-26-0011, Revision 02, October 
17, 2012.
    (ii) Embraer Service Bulletin 190-26-0011, Revision 02, dated 
October 17, 2012.
    (iii) Embraer Service Bulletin 190LIN-26-0006, Revision 02, 
dated September 28, 2012.
    (3) 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.
    (4) 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.
    (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/ibr-locations.html.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on March 6, 2013.
Ali Bahrami,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
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