Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company, 23690-23691 [2013-09422]

Download as PDF 23690 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 77 / Monday, April 22, 2013 / Proposed Rules 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 airworthiness directive (AD): ■ Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Inc (BHT): Docket No. FAA–2013–0349; Directorate Identifier 2012–SW–058–AD. (a) Applicability This AD applies to the following helicopters, certificated in any category: (1) BHT Model 206A and 206B helicopters, all serial numbers (S/N) except S/Ns 1, 2, and 3, with an engine auto-relight kit control box assembly (control box assembly) part number (P/N) 206–375–017–101 installed; and (2) BHT Model 206L helicopters, S/N 45001 through 45153 and 46601 through 46617, with a control box assembly P/N 206– 375–017–103 installed. (b) Unsafe Condition This AD defines the unsafe condition as an inoperative control box assembly. This condition could result in a disabled autorelight system, failure of the engine to relight after a flame-out, increased pilot workload during a power loss emergency, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. (c) Reserved (e) Required Actions Within 4 months, replace the control box assembly: (1) For Model 206A and 206B helicopters, replace control box assembly P/N 206–375– 017–101 with a control box assembly P/N 206–375–017–105. (2) For Model 206L helicopters, replace control box assembly P/N 206–375–017–103 with a control box assembly P/N 206–375– 017–107. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS (h) Subject Joint Aircraft Service Component (JASC) Code: 7410: Ignition Power Supply. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on April 11, 2013. Lance T. Gant, Acting Directorate Manager, Rotorcraft Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2013–09415 Filed 4–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration (d) Compliance You are responsible for performing each action required by this AD within the specified compliance time unless it has already been accomplished prior to that time. (f) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Safety Management Group, FAA, may approve AMOCs for this AD. Send your proposal to: Rao Edupuganti, Aviation Safety Engineer, Regulations and Policy Group, Rotorcraft Directorate, FAA, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76137; telephone (817) 222–5110; email rao.edupuganti@faa.gov. (2) For operations conducted under a 14 CFR part 119 operating certificate or under 14 CFR part 91, subpart K, we suggest that you notify your principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office or certificate holding district office before operating any aircraft complying with this AD through an AMOC. VerDate Mar<15>2010 (g) Additional Information (1) BHT Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) No. 206–11–127 for Model 206A and 206B helicopters and ASB No. 206L–11–167 for Model 206L helicopters, both dated May 2, 2011, which are not incorporated by reference, contain additional information about the subject of this AD. For service information identified in this AD, contact Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited, 12,800 Rue de l’Avenir, Mirabel, Quebec J7J1R4; telephone (450) 437–2862 or (800) 363–8023; fax (450) 433–0272; or at http:// www.bellcustomer.com/files/. You may review a copy of the service information at the FAA, Office of the Regional Counsel, Southwest Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Room 663, Fort Worth, Texas 76137. (2) The subject of this AD is addressed in Transport Canada AD CF–2012–19, dated June 12, 2012. 16:36 Apr 19, 2013 Jkt 229001 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2011–0034; Directorate Identifier 2010–NM–021–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal. AGENCY: The FAA withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777–200 series airplanes. The proposed AD would have required installing a new circuit breaker, relays, and wiring to allow the flightcrew to turn off electrical power to the in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems and other non-essential electrical systems through a switch in the flight compartment, and doing other specified actions. This proposed AD would also have required installing a new cabin system control panel (CSCP); installing a new cabin management system (CMS) configuration database; and installing new operational program software (OPS) SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 for the CSCP, zone management unit (ZMU), passenger address controller, cabin interphone controller, cabin area control panel (CACP), speaker drive module, overhead electronics units, and seat electronics unit. Since the proposed AD was issued, we have received new data that indicates the unsafe condition would not be adequately addressed by the proposed action. Subsequently, we are considering issuing new rulemaking that positively addresses the unsafe condition identified in the NPRM and eliminates the need for the actions proposed in the NPRM. Accordingly, the proposed AD is withdrawn. ADDRESSES: 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 action, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647–5527) is the 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: Ray Mei, Aerospace Engineer, Systems and Equipment Branch, ANM–130S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; phone: 425–917–6467; fax: 425–917–6590; email: raymont.mei@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion We proposed to amend part 39 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 39) with a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for a new AD for certain Model 777–200 series airplanes. That NPRM published in the Federal Register on February 1, 2011 (76 FR 5505). The NPRM would have required installing a new circuit breaker, relays, and wiring to allow the flightcrew to turn off electrical power to the IFE systems and other non-essential electrical systems through a switch in the flight compartment, and doing other specified actions. The actions included removing the CSCP core partition software, the CACP OPS, the ZMU OPS, and the cabin system management unit (CSMU) OPS; installing OPS for the CSCP, CACP, ZMU, and CSMU; and installing the new configuration database (CDB). That NPRM would also have required installing a new CSCP; installing a new CMS CDB, installing passenger address controller, cabin E:\FR\FM\22APP1.SGM 22APP1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 77 / Monday, April 22, 2013 / Proposed Rules interphone controller, speaker drive module, overhead electronics units, and seat electronics unit. The NPRM resulted from an IFE systems review. The proposed actions were intended to ensure that the flightcrew is able to turn off electrical power to the IFE system and other non-essential electrical systems through a switch in the flight compartment in the event of smoke or flames. The flightcrew’s inability to turn off electrical power to the IFE system and other non-essential electrical systems in the event of smoke or flames could result in the inability to control smoke or flames in the airplane flight deck or passenger cabin during a nonnormal or emergency situation. Issued in Renton, Washington, on February 1, 2013. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. Actions Since NPRM (76 FR 5505, February 1, 2011) Was Issued Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company Since we issued the NPRM (76 FR 5505, February 1, 2011), we have received new data that indicates the unsafe condition would not be adequately addressed by the proposed action. Subsequently, we are considering issuing new rulemaking that positively addresses the unsafe condition identified in the NPRM and eliminates the need for the actions proposed in the NPRM. FAA’s Conclusions Upon further consideration, we have determined that the unsafe condition still exists, however, we intend to address it with new AD rulemaking. Accordingly, the NPRM (76 FR 5505, February 1, 2011) is withdrawn. Withdrawal of the NPRM (76 FR 5505, February 1, 2011) does not preclude the FAA from issuing another related action or commit the FAA to any course of action in the future. Regulatory Impact Since this action only withdraws an NPRM (76 FR 5505, February 1, 2011), it is neither a proposed nor a final rule and therefore is not covered under Executive Order 12866, the Regulatory Flexibility Act, or DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979). tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. The Withdrawal Accordingly, we withdraw the NPRM, Docket No. FAA–2011–0034, Directorate Identifier 2010–NM–021–AD, which published in the Federal Register on February 1, 2011 (76 FR 5505). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:36 Apr 19, 2013 Jkt 229001 [FR Doc. 2013–09422 Filed 4–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2011–0033; Directorate Identifier 2010–NM–019–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal. AGENCY: The FAA withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777–200 series airplanes. The proposed AD would have required installing a new circuit breaker, relays, and wiring to allow the flightcrew to turn off electrical power to the in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems and other non-essential electrical systems through a switch in the flight compartment, and doing other specified actions. That NPRM would also have required changing the wiring at the cabin management system in the purser station. Since the proposed AD was issued, we have received new data that indicates the unsafe condition would not be adequately addressed by the proposed action. Subsequently, we are considering issuing new rulemaking that positively addresses the unsafe condition identified in the NPRM and eliminates the need for the actions proposed in the NPRM. Accordingly, the proposed AD is withdrawn. ADDRESSES: 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 action, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647–5527) is the 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 23691 Ray Mei, Aerospace Engineer, Systems and Equipment Branch, ANM–130S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; phone: 425–917–6467; fax: 425–917–6590; email: raymont.mei@faa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion We proposed to amend part 39 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 39) with a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for a new AD for certain Model 777–200 series airplanes. That NPRM published in the Federal Register on February 1, 2011 (76 FR 5503). The NPRM would have required installing a new circuit breaker, relays, and wiring to allow the flightcrew to turn off electrical power to the IFE systems and other non-essential electrical systems through a switch in the flight compartment, and doing other specified actions. The actions included replacing the cabin area control panels; changing the wiring; modifying the purser station or the A–4 galley, as applicable; installing new cabin system management unit, cabin area control panel, overhead electronics unit, and zone management units operational software, as applicable; and making a change to the cabin services system (CSS) configuration database and installing the new database in the CSS components. That NPRM would also have required changing the wiring at the cabin management system in the purser station. The NPRM resulted from an IFE systems review. The proposed actions were intended to ensure that the flightcrew is able to turn off electrical power to the IFE system and other nonessential electrical systems through a switch in the flight compartment in the event of smoke or flames. The flightcrew’s inability to turn off electrical power to the IFE system and other non-essential electrical systems in the event of smoke or flames could result in the inability to control smoke or flames in the airplane flight deck or passenger cabin during a non-normal or emergency situation. Actions Since NPRM (76 FR 5503, February 1, 2011) Was Issued Since we issued the NPRM (76 FR 5503, February 1, 2011), we have received new data that indicates the unsafe condition would not be adequately addressed by the proposed action. Subsequently, we are considering issuing new rulemaking that positively addresses the unsafe condition identified in the NPRM and E:\FR\FM\22APP1.SGM 22APP1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 77 (Monday, April 22, 2013)]
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[Pages 23690-23691]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-09422]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2011-0034; Directorate Identifier 2010-NM-021-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company

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

ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal.

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SUMMARY: The FAA withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that 
proposed a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing 
Company Model 777-200 series airplanes. The proposed AD would have 
required installing a new circuit breaker, relays, and wiring to allow 
the flightcrew to turn off electrical power to the in-flight 
entertainment (IFE) systems and other non-essential electrical systems 
through a switch in the flight compartment, and doing other specified 
actions. This proposed AD would also have required installing a new 
cabin system control panel (CSCP); installing a new cabin management 
system (CMS) configuration database; and installing new operational 
program software (OPS) for the CSCP, zone management unit (ZMU), 
passenger address controller, cabin interphone controller, cabin area 
control panel (CACP), speaker drive module, overhead electronics units, 
and seat electronics unit. Since the proposed AD was issued, we have 
received new data that indicates the unsafe condition would not be 
adequately addressed by the proposed action. Subsequently, we are 
considering issuing new rulemaking that positively addresses the unsafe 
condition identified in the NPRM and eliminates the need for the 
actions proposed in the NPRM. Accordingly, the proposed AD is 
withdrawn.

ADDRESSES: 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 action, the regulatory 
evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street 
address for the Docket Office (phone: 800-647-5527) is the 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: Ray Mei, Aerospace Engineer, Systems 
and Equipment Branch, ANM-130S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification 
Office, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057-3356; phone: 425-917-
6467; fax: 425-917-6590; email: raymont.mei@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    We proposed to amend part 39 of the Federal Aviation Regulations 
(14 CFR part 39) with a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for a new 
AD for certain Model 777-200 series airplanes. That NPRM published in 
the Federal Register on February 1, 2011 (76 FR 5505). The NPRM would 
have required installing a new circuit breaker, relays, and wiring to 
allow the flightcrew to turn off electrical power to the IFE systems 
and other non-essential electrical systems through a switch in the 
flight compartment, and doing other specified actions. The actions 
included removing the CSCP core partition software, the CACP OPS, the 
ZMU OPS, and the cabin system management unit (CSMU) OPS; installing 
OPS for the CSCP, CACP, ZMU, and CSMU; and installing the new 
configuration database (CDB). That NPRM would also have required 
installing a new CSCP; installing a new CMS CDB, installing passenger 
address controller, cabin

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interphone controller, speaker drive module, overhead electronics 
units, and seat electronics unit. The NPRM resulted from an IFE systems 
review. The proposed actions were intended to ensure that the 
flightcrew is able to turn off electrical power to the IFE system and 
other non-essential electrical systems through a switch in the flight 
compartment in the event of smoke or flames. The flightcrew's inability 
to turn off electrical power to the IFE system and other non-essential 
electrical systems in the event of smoke or flames could result in the 
inability to control smoke or flames in the airplane flight deck or 
passenger cabin during a non-normal or emergency situation.

Actions Since NPRM (76 FR 5505, February 1, 2011) Was Issued

    Since we issued the NPRM (76 FR 5505, February 1, 2011), we have 
received new data that indicates the unsafe condition would not be 
adequately addressed by the proposed action. Subsequently, we are 
considering issuing new rulemaking that positively addresses the unsafe 
condition identified in the NPRM and eliminates the need for the 
actions proposed in the NPRM.

FAA's Conclusions

    Upon further consideration, we have determined that the unsafe 
condition still exists, however, we intend to address it with new AD 
rulemaking. Accordingly, the NPRM (76 FR 5505, February 1, 2011) is 
withdrawn.
    Withdrawal of the NPRM (76 FR 5505, February 1, 2011) does not 
preclude the FAA from issuing another related action or commit the FAA 
to any course of action in the future.

Regulatory Impact

    Since this action only withdraws an NPRM (76 FR 5505, February 1, 
2011), it is neither a proposed nor a final rule and therefore is not 
covered under Executive Order 12866, the Regulatory Flexibility Act, or 
DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 
1979).

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

The Withdrawal

    Accordingly, we withdraw the NPRM, Docket No. FAA-2011-0034, 
Directorate Identifier 2010-NM-021-AD, which published in the Federal 
Register on February 1, 2011 (76 FR 5505).

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on February 1, 2013.
Ali Bahrami,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
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