Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes, 48957-48961 [2014-18906]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 160 / Tuesday, August 19, 2014 / Rules and Regulations (for Model CL–215–6B11 (CL–415 Variant) airplanes); and continue with the installation of the bolt and PLI washer, in accordance with paragraph 2.G. of the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Alert Service Bulletin 215–A3173, dated April 11, 2012 (for Model CL–215–6B11 (CL–215T Variant) airplanes); or Bombardier Alert Service Bulletin 215–A4453, dated April 10, 2012 (for Model CL–215–6B11 (CL–415 Variant) airplanes). (2) Repair the bushing in accordance with paragraph 2.F. of the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Alert Service Bulletin 215–A3173, dated April 11, 2012 (for Model CL–215–6B11 (CL–215T Variant) airplanes); or Bombardier Alert Service Bulletin 215–A4453, dated April 10, 2012 (for Model CL–215–6B11 (CL–415 Variant) airplanes); and continue with the installation of the bolt and PLI washer, in accordance with paragraph 2.G. of the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Alert Service Bulletin 215–A3173, dated April 11, 2012 (for Model CL–215–6B11 (CL–215T Variant) airplanes); or Bombardier Alert Service Bulletin 215–A4453, dated April 10, 2012 (for Model CL–215–6B11 (CL–415 Variant) airplanes). wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES (i) Replacement of Repaired Bushing For any bushing that has been repaired as specified in paragraph (h)(2) of this AD: Within 5,000 flight hours after accomplishing the repair or at the next engine removal, whichever occurs first, replace the bushing with P/N 85410265–103, in accordance with paragraph 2.E. of the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Alert Service Bulletin 215–A3173, dated April 11, 2012 (for Model CL–215–6B11 (CL–215T Variant) airplanes); or Bombardier Alert Service Bulletin 215–A4453, dated April 10, 2012 (for Model CL–215–6B11 (CL–415 Variant) airplanes); and continue with the installation of the bolt and PLI washer, in accordance with paragraph 2.G. of the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Alert Service Bulletin 215–A3173, dated April 11, 2012 (for Model CL–215–6B11 (CL–215T Variant) airplanes); or Bombardier Alert Service Bulletin 215–A4453, dated April 10, 2012 (for Model CL–215–6B11 (CL–415 Variant) airplanes). (j) Airplanes for Which No Further Action Is Required (1) For airplanes on which a general visual inspection specified in paragraph (g) of this AD is done and it is determined that nacelle strut bushings having P/N 85410265–103 are installed in the airplane: No further actions are required by this AD, provided the actions specified in paragraph (g)(1) of this AD have been done. (2) For airplanes on which nacelle strut bushings having P/N 85410265–103 are installed as specified in paragraph (h)(1) or (i) of this AD: No further actions are required by this AD. (k) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New York Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), ANE–170, FAA, VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:25 Aug 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 ACO, send it to ATTN: Program Manager, Continuing Operational Safety, FAA, New York ACO, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7300; fax 516–794–5531. 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) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, New York ACO, ANE–170, Engine and Propeller Directorate, FAA; or Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA); or Bombardier, Inc.’s TCCA Design Approval Organization (DAO). If approved by the DAO, the approval must include the DAOauthorized signature. (l) Related Information Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF–2013–06, dated February 27, 2013, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=FAA-2014-0120-0002. (m) 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 this AD specifies otherwise. (i) Bombardier Alert Service Bulletin 215– A3173, dated April 11, 2012. (ii) Bombardier Alert Service Bulletin 215– A4453, dated April 10, 2012. (3) For service information identified in ˆ this AD, contact Bombardier, Inc., 400 Cote´ Vertu Road West, Dorval, Quebec H4S 1Y9, Canada; telephone 514–855–5000; fax 514– 855–7401; email thd.crj@ aero.bombardier.com; Internet http:// www.bombardier.com. (4) You may view this 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. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 48957 Issued in Renton, Washington, on July 30, 2014. Jeffrey E. Duven, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2014–18863 Filed 8–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2012–1158; Directorate Identifier 2011–NM–232–AD; Amendment 39–17501; AD 2013–13–13] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A310 series airplanes; and Model A300 B4–600, B4–600R, and F4–600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4–605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called A300–600 series airplanes). This AD was prompted by the revision of certain airworthiness limitation items (ALI) documents, which require more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate the limitations section. We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking, damage, or corrosion in principal structural elements, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane. DATES: This AD becomes effective September 23, 2014. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of September 23, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=FAA-2012-1158 or in person at the Docket 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. For service information identified in this AD, contact Airbus SAS, Airworthiness Office—EAW, 1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France; telephone +33 5 61 93 36 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19AUR1.SGM 19AUR1 48958 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 160 / Tuesday, August 19, 2014 / Rules and Regulations 96; fax +33 5 61 93 44 51; email account.airworth-eas@airbus.com; Internet http://www.airbus.com. You may view this 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dan Rodina, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; telephone 425–227–2125; fax 425–227–1149. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to all Airbus Model A300 and A310 series airplanes; and Model A300 B4–600, B4–600R, and F4–600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4–605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called A300–600 series airplanes). The NPRM was intended to supersede AD 2011– 10–17, Amendment 39–16698 (76 FR 27875, May 13, 2011). The NPRM published in the Federal Register on November 7, 2012 (77 FR 66772). The NPRM was prompted by the revision of certain airworthiness limitation items (ALI) documents, which require more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. The NPRM proposed to require revising the maintenance program to incorporate the limitations section. We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking, damage, or corrosion in principal structural elements, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Community, issued EASA Airworthiness Directive 2011–0198, dated October 19, 2011 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition all Airbus Model A300 and A310 series airplanes; and Model A300 B4–600, B4– 600R, and F4–600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4–605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called A300–600 series airplanes). The MCAI states: The airworthiness limitations applicable to the Damage Tolerant Airworthiness Limitation Items (DT ALIs) are currently listed in Airbus ALI Documents, which are referenced in the A300, A310 and A300–600 Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) Part 2. Airbus have recently revised the A300–600 and A310 ALI Documents, and these issues VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:25 Aug 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 have been approved by EASA. The Airbus A300–600 ALI Document issue 13 and temporary revision (TR) 13.1 and the A310 ALI document issue 08 introduce more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations, which have been identified as mandatory actions for continued airworthiness. EASA AD 2009–0155 [which corresponds to FAA AD 2011–10–17, Amendment 39– 16698 (76 FR 27875, May 13, 2011)] required compliance with the maintenance requirements and associated airworthiness limitations defined in the following documents: —AIRBUS A300 ALI Document issue 04, —AIRBUS A310 ALI Document issue 07, and —AIRBUS A300–600 ALI Document issue 12. For the reasons described, this EASA AD retains the requirements of EASA AD 2009– 0155, which is superseded, and requires compliance with the airworthiness limitations defined in the Airbus A300–600 ALI Document issue 13 and TR13.1, and the A310 ALI document issue 08. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=FAA-2012-11580002. Actions Since NPRM (77 FR 66772, November 7, 2012) The NPRM (77 FR 66772, November 7, 2012) proposed to supersede AD 2011–10–17, Amendment 39–16698 (76 FR 27875, May 13, 2011). However, the new actions introduced in the NPRM and required by this final rule apply only to Model A310 and A300–600 series airplanes. The actions required for Model A300 series airplanes that are required by AD 2011–10–17 are not affected by this AD. AD 2011–10–17 therefore remains in effect in its entirety for Model A300, A300–600, and A310 series airplanes. The requirements of this final rule include only the new actions, and apply only to Model A310 and A300–600 series airplanes. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We have considered the comments received. Request for Clarification of Compliance Times UPS requested clarification of the compliance times for the maintenance program revision and the initial inspection. UPS noted that operators have 3 months to complete both the maintenance program revision and the initial inspections. UPS stated that the current wording indicates that the two tasks are to be accomplished concurrently, and cannot be accomplished until approved by the principal maintenance inspector. UPS PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 added that concurrent accomplishment of the two actions is not feasible and requested that accomplishment of these two actions be consecutive rather than concurrent. We agree to provide clarification. The commenter’s statement that operators have 3 months to complete both the maintenance program revision and initial inspections is not accurate. As specified in paragraph (g) of this AD, operators have 3 months to revise the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable. However, the compliance time for the initial inspections is at the times in the applicable service information identified in paragraphs (g)(1), (g)(1)(i)(A), and (g)(2) of this AD, or within 3 months after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs later. For the service information identified in paragraphs (g)(1) and (g)(2) of this AD, there are also compliance times specified in paragraph 3., ‘‘Special Compliance Times,’’ in the ‘‘Record of Revisions’’ section of the service information, which provide compliance times relative to the approval date or publication date of the service information. We have determined that those compliance times should be relative to the effective date of this AD; therefore, we have added compliance time exceptions to paragraphs (g)(1)(i)(B) and (g)(2)(i) of this AD. We have determined that extending these compliance times will provide an acceptable level of safety. Request To Extend Grace Period and Repetitive Intervals UPS requested that the proposed grace period and repetitive intervals be extended to be equivalent to the requirements of AD 2011–10–17, Amendment 39–16698 (76 FR 27875, May 13, 2011). UPS commented that the proposed compliance times are overly conservative and are not supported by industry data. We do not agree with the commenter’s request to extend the grace period and repetitive intervals. Airbus revised the ALIs based upon analysis and data. Under the provisions of paragraph (j) of this final rule, however, we will consider requests for approval of an extension of the compliance time if sufficient data are submitted to substantiate that a different compliance time would provide an acceptable level of safety. We have not changed this final rule in this regard. ‘‘Contacting the Manufacturer’’ Paragraph in This AD Since late 2006, we have included a standard paragraph titled ‘‘Airworthy Product’’ in all MCAI ADs in which the E:\FR\FM\19AUR1.SGM 19AUR1 wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 160 / Tuesday, August 19, 2014 / Rules and Regulations FAA develops an AD based on a foreign authority’s AD. We have become aware that some operators have misunderstood or misinterpreted the Airworthy Product paragraph to allow the owner/operator to use messages provided by the manufacturer as approval of deviations during the accomplishment of an ADmandated action. The Airworthy Product paragraph does not approve messages or other information provided by the manufacturer for deviations to the requirements of the AD-mandated actions. The Airworthy Product paragraph only addresses the requirement to contact the manufacturer for corrective actions for the identified unsafe condition and does not cover deviations from other AD requirements. However, deviations to AD-required actions are addressed in 14 CFR 39.17, and anyone may request the approval for an alternative method of compliance to the AD-required actions using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. To address this misunderstanding and misinterpretation of the Airworthy Product paragraph, we have changed the paragraph and retitled it ‘‘Contacting the Manufacturer.’’ This paragraph now clarifies that for any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be accomplished using a method approved by the FAA, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), or Airbus’s EASA DOA. The Contacting the Manufacturer paragraph also clarifies that, if approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized signature. The DOA signature indicates that the data and information contained in the document are EASA-approved, which is also FAAapproved. Messages and other information provided by the manufacturer that do not contain the DOA-authorized signature approval are not EASA-approved, unless EASA directly approves the manufacturer’s message or other information. This clarification does not remove flexibility previously afforded by the Airworthy Product paragraph. Consistent with long-standing FAA policy, such flexibility was never intended for required actions. This is also consistent with the recommendation of the Airworthiness Directive Implementation Aviation Rulemaking Committee to increase flexibility in complying with ADs by identifying those actions in manufacturers’ service instructions that are ‘‘Required for Compliance’’ with ADs. We continue to work with manufacturers to implement this recommendation. But once we VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:25 Aug 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 determine that an action is required, any deviation from the requirement must be approved as an alternative method of compliance. We also have decided not to include a generic reference to either the ‘‘delegated agent’’ or ‘‘design approval holder (DAH) with State of Design Authority design organization approval,’’ but instead we have provided the specific delegation approval granted by the State of Design Authority for the DAH throughout this AD. Conclusion We reviewed the available data, including the comments received, and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD with the changes described previously and minor editorial changes. We have determined that these minor changes: • Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM (77 FR 66772, November 7, 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 66772, November 7, 2012). We also determined that these changes will not increase the economic burden on any operator or increase the scope of this AD. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD affects 170 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate that it will take about 1 work-hour per product to comply with the new basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate is $85 per workhour. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD on U.S. operators to be $14,450, or $85 per product. Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. ‘‘Subtitle VII: Aviation Programs,’’ describes in more detail the scope of the Agency’s authority. We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in ‘‘Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: General requirements.’’ Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 48959 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. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=FAA-2012-1158; 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 street address for the Docket Operations office (telephone 800–647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. 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 airworthiness directive (AD): ■ 2013–13–13 Airbus Airplanes: Amendment 39–17501. Docket No. FAA–2012–1158; Directorate Identifier 2011–NM–232–AD. E:\FR\FM\19AUR1.SGM 19AUR1 48960 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 160 / Tuesday, August 19, 2014 / Rules and Regulations (a) Effective Date This AD becomes effective September 23, 2014. (b) Affected ADs This AD affects AD 2011–10–17, Amendment 39–16698 (76 FR 27875, May 13, 2011). (c) Applicability This AD applies to all Airbus model airplanes identified in paragraphs (c)(1) and (c)(2) of this AD, certificated in any category. (1) Model A310–203, –204, –221, –222, 304, –322, –324, and –325 airplanes. (2) Model A300 B4–601, B4–603, B4–620, B4–622, B4–605R, B4–622R, F4–605R, F4– 622R, and C4–605R Variant F airplanes. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 57, Wings. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by revisions of certain Airbus Airworthiness Limitation Items (ALI) documents, which require more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking, damage, or corrosion in principal structural elements, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Maintenance or Inspection Program Revision (1) For Model A300–600 series airplanes: Within 3 months after the effective date of this AD, revise the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate the structural inspections and inspection intervals defined in Airbus A300–600 Airworthiness Limitation Items Document AI/SE–M2/95A.1310/07, Issue 13, dated October 2010. The initial compliance time for accomplishing the inspections is at the later of the times specified in paragraphs (g)(1)(i) and (g)(1)(ii) of this AD. (i) At the applicable times specified in Airbus A300–600 Airworthiness Limitation Items Document AI/SE–M2/95A.1310/07, Issue 13, dated October 2010, except as specified in paragraphs (g)(1)(i)(A) and (g)(1)(i)(B) of this AD. (A) For actions identified in Airbus A300– 600 Airworthiness Limitation Items Document AI/SE–M2/95A.1310/07, Issue 13, dated October 2010; and Airbus TR 13.1, dated February 2011, to the Airbus A300–600 Airworthiness Limitation Items Document AI/SE–M2/95A.1310/07, Issue 13, dated October 2010: Use the applicable compliance time specified in Airbus Temporary Revision (TR) 13.1, dated February 2011, to the Airbus A300–600 Airworthiness Limitation Items Document AI/SE–M2/95A.1310/07, Issue 13, dated October 2010. (B) Where compliance times in paragraph 3., ‘‘Special Compliance Times,’’ in the ‘‘Record of Revisions’’ section of Airbus A300–600 Airworthiness Limitation Items Document AI/SE–M2/95A.1310/07, specify VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:25 Aug 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 ‘‘from approval date of A300–600 ALI Document Issue 13,’’ ‘‘from date approval of A300–600 ALI Document Issue 13,’’ or ‘‘from A300–600 ALI Document Issue date of publication,’’ for this AD use ‘‘after the effective date of this AD’’ for those compliance times. (ii) Within 3 months after the effective date of this AD. (2) For Model A310 series airplanes: Within 3 months after the effective date of this AD, revise the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate the structural inspections and inspection intervals defined in Airbus A310 Airworthiness Limitation Items Document AI/SE–M2/95A.1309/07, Issue 8, dated October 2010. The initial compliance time for accomplishing the inspections is at the later of the times specified in paragraph (g)(2)(i) and (g)(2)(ii) of this AD. (i) At the applicable times specified in Airbus A310 Airworthiness Limitation Items Document AI/SE–M2/95A.1309/07, Issue 8, dated October 2010; except where compliance times in paragraph 3., ‘‘Special Compliance Times,’’ in the ‘‘Record of Revisions’’ section of Airbus A310 Airworthiness Limitation Items Document AI/SE–M2/95A.1309/07, Issue 8, dated October 2010, specify ‘‘from date of approval of ALI Document Issue 8,’’ or ‘‘from date approval of the ALI document Issue 8,’’ for this AD use ‘‘after the effective date of this AD’’ for those compliance times. (ii) Within 3 months after the effective date of this AD. (h) Terminating Action for AD 2011–10–17, Amendment 39–16698 (76 FR 27875, May 13, 2011) Accomplishing the revision required by paragraph (g) of this AD terminates the actions required by paragraph (s) of AD 2011–10–17, Amendment 39–16698 (76 FR 27875, May 13, 2011) for that airplane only. (i) New Alternative Inspections and Inspection Intervals Limitation After accomplishing the revision required by paragraph (g) of this AD, no alternative actions (e.g., inspections) or intervals may be used unless the actions or intervals are approved as an alternative method of compliance (AMOC) in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (j) of this AD. (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, 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: Dan Rodina, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; telephone 425–227–2125; fax 425–227–1149. PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-116AMOC-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) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, International Branch, ANM– 116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA); or Airbus’s EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA). If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized signature. (k) Related Information Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) EASA Airworthiness Directive 2011–0198, dated October 19, 2011, for related information. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=FAA2012-1158-0002. (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 this AD specifies otherwise. (i) Airbus A300–600 Airworthiness Limitation Items Document AI/SE–M2/ 95A.1310/07, Issue 13, dated October 2010. (ii) Airbus A310 Airworthiness Limitation Items Document AI/SE–M2/95A.1309/07, Issue 8, dated October 2010. Page APXD–362 (which contains Illustration 2 of 2 of Figure 575141) of this document does not contain an issue date or page number. (iii) Airbus Temporary Revision 13.1, dated February 2011, to Airbus A300–600 Airworthiness Limitation Items Document AI/SE–M2/95A.1310/07, Issue 13, dated October 2010. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Airbus SAS, Airworthiness Office—EAW, 1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France; telephone +33 5 61 93 36 96; fax +33 5 61 93 44 51; email account.airworth-eas@ airbus.com; Internet http://www.airbus.com. (4) You may view this 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. E:\FR\FM\19AUR1.SGM 19AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 160 / Tuesday, August 19, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Issued in Renton, Washington, on July 30, 2014. Jeffrey E. Duven, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2014–18906 Filed 8–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2012–1327; Directorate Identifier 2012–NE–47–AD; Amendment 39– 17934; AD 2014–16–10] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: Discussion We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2013–12– 01 for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) model RB211 Trent 768–60, 772–60, and 772B–60 turbofan engines. AD 2013– 12–01 required a one-time ultrasonic inspection (UI) of low-pressure (LP) compressor blades with more than 2,500 flight cycles since new or last inspection. This AD requires initial and repetitive UIs of the affected LP compressor blades. This AD was prompted by LP compressor blade partial airfoil release events. We are issuing this AD to prevent LP compressor blade airfoil separations, damage to the engine, and damage to the airplane. DATES: This AD is effective September 23, 2014. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of September 23, 2014. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this AD, contact RollsRoyce plc, P.O. Box 31, Derby DE24 8BJ, UK; phone: 44 0 1332 242424; fax: 44 0 1332 249936. You may view this service information at the FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7125. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2012– 1327; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:25 Aug 18, 2014 and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, the mandatory continuing airworthiness information, 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: Robert Green, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238–7754; fax: 781–238– 7199; email: robert.green@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Jkt 232001 We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to supersede AD 2013–12–01, Amendment 39–17478 (78 FR 37703, June 24, 2013), (‘‘AD 2013–12–01’’). AD 2013–12–01 applied to the specified products. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on May 23, 2014 (79 FR 29694). The NPRM proposed to require initial and repetitive UIs of the affected LP compressor blades. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM (79 FR 29694, May 23, 2014). Conclusion 48961 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 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 DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979), (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska to the extent that it justifies making a regulatory distinction, 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 reviewed the available data and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting this AD as proposed. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Costs of Compliance Adoption of the Amendment We estimate that this AD affects 56 engines installed on airplanes of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it will take about 44 hours per engine to comply with the initial inspection requirements in this AD. The average labor rate is $85 per hour. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD on U.S. operators to be $209,440. Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends part 39 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 39) as follows: 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. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by removing airworthiness directive (AD) 2013–12–01, Amendment 39–17478 (78 FR 37703, June 24, 2013), and adding the following new AD: ■ E:\FR\FM\19AUR1.SGM 19AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 160 (Tuesday, August 19, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2012-1158; Directorate Identifier 2011-NM-232-AD; 
Amendment 39-17501; AD 2013-13-13]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all 
Airbus Model A310 series airplanes; and Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and 
F4-600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes 
(collectively called A300-600 series airplanes). This AD was prompted 
by the revision of certain airworthiness limitation items (ALI) 
documents, which require more restrictive maintenance requirements and 
airworthiness limitations. This AD requires revising the maintenance or 
inspection program to incorporate the limitations section. We are 
issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking, damage, or corrosion in 
principal structural elements, which could result in reduced structural 
integrity of the airplane.

DATES: This AD becomes effective September 23, 2014.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of September 23, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=FAA-2012-1158 or in person at the 
Docket 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.
    For service information identified in this AD, contact Airbus SAS, 
Airworthiness Office--EAW, 1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac 
Cedex, France; telephone +33 5 61 93 36

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96; fax +33 5 61 93 44 51; email account.airworth-eas@airbus.com; 
Internet http://www.airbus.com. You may view this 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dan Rodina, Aerospace Engineer, 
International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 
1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057-3356; telephone 425-227-2125; 
fax 425-227-1149.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Discussion

    We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR 
part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to all Airbus Model A300 and 
A310 series airplanes; and Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R 
series airplanes, and Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes 
(collectively called A300-600 series airplanes). The NPRM was intended 
to supersede AD 2011-10-17, Amendment 39-16698 (76 FR 27875, May 13, 
2011). The NPRM published in the Federal Register on November 7, 2012 
(77 FR 66772). The NPRM was prompted by the revision of certain 
airworthiness limitation items (ALI) documents, which require more 
restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. The 
NPRM proposed to require revising the maintenance program to 
incorporate the limitations section. We are issuing this AD to prevent 
fatigue cracking, damage, or corrosion in principal structural 
elements, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the 
airplane.
    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical 
Agent for the Member States of the European Community, issued EASA 
Airworthiness Directive 2011-0198, dated October 19, 2011 (referred to 
after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or 
``the MCAI''), to correct an unsafe condition all Airbus Model A300 and 
A310 series airplanes; and Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R 
series airplanes, and Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes 
(collectively called A300-600 series airplanes). The MCAI states:

    The airworthiness limitations applicable to the Damage Tolerant 
Airworthiness Limitation Items (DT ALIs) are currently listed in 
Airbus ALI Documents, which are referenced in the A300, A310 and 
A300-600 Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) Part 2.
    Airbus have recently revised the A300-600 and A310 ALI 
Documents, and these issues have been approved by EASA. The Airbus 
A300-600 ALI Document issue 13 and temporary revision (TR) 13.1 and 
the A310 ALI document issue 08 introduce more restrictive 
maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations, which have 
been identified as mandatory actions for continued airworthiness.
    EASA AD 2009-0155 [which corresponds to FAA AD 2011-10-17, 
Amendment 39-16698 (76 FR 27875, May 13, 2011)] required compliance 
with the maintenance requirements and associated airworthiness 
limitations defined in the following documents:

--AIRBUS A300 ALI Document issue 04,
--AIRBUS A310 ALI Document issue 07, and
--AIRBUS A300-600 ALI Document issue 12.

    For the reasons described, this EASA AD retains the requirements 
of EASA AD 2009-0155, which is superseded, and requires compliance 
with the airworthiness limitations defined in the Airbus A300-600 
ALI Document issue 13 and TR13.1, and the A310 ALI document issue 
08.

    You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FAA-2012-1158-0002.

Actions Since NPRM (77 FR 66772, November 7, 2012)

    The NPRM (77 FR 66772, November 7, 2012) proposed to supersede AD 
2011-10-17, Amendment 39-16698 (76 FR 27875, May 13, 2011). However, 
the new actions introduced in the NPRM and required by this final rule 
apply only to Model A310 and A300-600 series airplanes. The actions 
required for Model A300 series airplanes that are required by AD 2011-
10-17 are not affected by this AD. AD 2011-10-17 therefore remains in 
effect in its entirety for Model A300, A300-600, and A310 series 
airplanes. The requirements of this final rule include only the new 
actions, and apply only to Model A310 and A300-600 series airplanes.

Comments

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

Request for Clarification of Compliance Times

    UPS requested clarification of the compliance times for the 
maintenance program revision and the initial inspection. UPS noted that 
operators have 3 months to complete both the maintenance program 
revision and the initial inspections. UPS stated that the current 
wording indicates that the two tasks are to be accomplished 
concurrently, and cannot be accomplished until approved by the 
principal maintenance inspector. UPS added that concurrent 
accomplishment of the two actions is not feasible and requested that 
accomplishment of these two actions be consecutive rather than 
concurrent.
    We agree to provide clarification. The commenter's statement that 
operators have 3 months to complete both the maintenance program 
revision and initial inspections is not accurate. As specified in 
paragraph (g) of this AD, operators have 3 months to revise the 
maintenance or inspection program, as applicable. However, the 
compliance time for the initial inspections is at the times in the 
applicable service information identified in paragraphs (g)(1), 
(g)(1)(i)(A), and (g)(2) of this AD, or within 3 months after the 
effective date of this AD, whichever occurs later.
    For the service information identified in paragraphs (g)(1) and 
(g)(2) of this AD, there are also compliance times specified in 
paragraph 3., ``Special Compliance Times,'' in the ``Record of 
Revisions'' section of the service information, which provide 
compliance times relative to the approval date or publication date of 
the service information. We have determined that those compliance times 
should be relative to the effective date of this AD; therefore, we have 
added compliance time exceptions to paragraphs (g)(1)(i)(B) and 
(g)(2)(i) of this AD. We have determined that extending these 
compliance times will provide an acceptable level of safety.

Request To Extend Grace Period and Repetitive Intervals

    UPS requested that the proposed grace period and repetitive 
intervals be extended to be equivalent to the requirements of AD 2011-
10-17, Amendment 39-16698 (76 FR 27875, May 13, 2011). UPS commented 
that the proposed compliance times are overly conservative and are not 
supported by industry data.
    We do not agree with the commenter's request to extend the grace 
period and repetitive intervals. Airbus revised the ALIs based upon 
analysis and data. Under the provisions of paragraph (j) of this final 
rule, however, we will consider requests for approval of an extension 
of the compliance time if sufficient data are submitted to substantiate 
that a different compliance time would provide an acceptable level of 
safety. We have not changed this final rule in this regard.

``Contacting the Manufacturer'' Paragraph in This AD

    Since late 2006, we have included a standard paragraph titled 
``Airworthy Product'' in all MCAI ADs in which the

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FAA develops an AD based on a foreign authority's AD.
    We have become aware that some operators have misunderstood or 
misinterpreted the Airworthy Product paragraph to allow the owner/
operator to use messages provided by the manufacturer as approval of 
deviations during the accomplishment of an AD-mandated action. The 
Airworthy Product paragraph does not approve messages or other 
information provided by the manufacturer for deviations to the 
requirements of the AD-mandated actions. The Airworthy Product 
paragraph only addresses the requirement to contact the manufacturer 
for corrective actions for the identified unsafe condition and does not 
cover deviations from other AD requirements. However, deviations to AD-
required actions are addressed in 14 CFR 39.17, and anyone may request 
the approval for an alternative method of compliance to the AD-required 
actions using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19.
    To address this misunderstanding and misinterpretation of the 
Airworthy Product paragraph, we have changed the paragraph and retitled 
it ``Contacting the Manufacturer.'' This paragraph now clarifies that 
for any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a 
manufacturer, the action must be accomplished using a method approved 
by the FAA, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), or Airbus's 
EASA DOA.
    The Contacting the Manufacturer paragraph also clarifies that, if 
approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized 
signature. The DOA signature indicates that the data and information 
contained in the document are EASA-approved, which is also FAA-
approved. Messages and other information provided by the manufacturer 
that do not contain the DOA-authorized signature approval are not EASA-
approved, unless EASA directly approves the manufacturer's message or 
other information.
    This clarification does not remove flexibility previously afforded 
by the Airworthy Product paragraph. Consistent with long-standing FAA 
policy, such flexibility was never intended for required actions. This 
is also consistent with the recommendation of the Airworthiness 
Directive Implementation Aviation Rulemaking Committee to increase 
flexibility in complying with ADs by identifying those actions in 
manufacturers' service instructions that are ``Required for 
Compliance'' with ADs. We continue to work with manufacturers to 
implement this recommendation. But once we determine that an action is 
required, any deviation from the requirement must be approved as an 
alternative method of compliance.
    We also have decided not to include a generic reference to either 
the ``delegated agent'' or ``design approval holder (DAH) with State of 
Design Authority design organization approval,'' but instead we have 
provided the specific delegation approval granted by the State of 
Design Authority for the DAH throughout this AD.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the available data, including the comments received, 
and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting 
the AD with the changes described previously and minor editorial 
changes. We have determined that these minor changes:
     Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the 
NPRM (77 FR 66772, November 7, 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 66772, November 7, 2012).
    We also determined that these changes will not increase the 
economic burden on any operator or increase the scope of this AD.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD affects 170 airplanes of U.S. registry.
    We estimate that it will take about 1 work-hour per product to 
comply with the new basic requirements of this AD. The average labor 
rate is $85 per work-hour. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost 
of this AD on U.S. operators to be $14,450, or $85 per product.

Authority for This Rulemaking

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

Regulatory Findings

    We determined that this AD will not have federalism implications 
under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct 
effect on the States, on the relationship between the national 
government and the States, or on the distribution of power and 
responsibilities among the various levels of government.
    For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD:
    1. Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive Order 
12866;
    2. Is not a ``significant rule'' under the DOT Regulatory Policies 
and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979);
    3. Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska; and
    4. Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or 
negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=FAA-2012-1158; 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 street address for the Docket Operations office (telephone 800-647-
5527) is in the ADDRESSES section.

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]

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2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness 
directive (AD):

2013-13-13 Airbus Airplanes: Amendment 39-17501. Docket No. FAA-
2012-1158; Directorate Identifier 2011-NM-232-AD.

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(a) Effective Date

    This AD becomes effective September 23, 2014.

(b) Affected ADs

    This AD affects AD 2011-10-17, Amendment 39-16698 (76 FR 27875, 
May 13, 2011).

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to all Airbus model airplanes identified in 
paragraphs (c)(1) and (c)(2) of this AD, certificated in any 
category.
    (1) Model A310-203, -204, -221, -222, 304, -322, -324, and -325 
airplanes.
    (2) Model A300 B4-601, B4-603, B4-620, B4-622, B4-605R, B4-622R, 
F4-605R, F4-622R, and C4-605R Variant F airplanes.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 57, Wings.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by revisions of certain Airbus 
Airworthiness Limitation Items (ALI) documents, which require more 
restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. 
We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking, damage, or 
corrosion in principal structural elements, which could result in 
reduced structural integrity of the airplane.

(f) Compliance

    Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, 
unless already done.

(g) Maintenance or Inspection Program Revision

    (1) For Model A300-600 series airplanes: Within 3 months after 
the effective date of this AD, revise the maintenance or inspection 
program, as applicable, to incorporate the structural inspections 
and inspection intervals defined in Airbus A300-600 Airworthiness 
Limitation Items Document AI/SE-M2/95A.1310/07, Issue 13, dated 
October 2010. The initial compliance time for accomplishing the 
inspections is at the later of the times specified in paragraphs 
(g)(1)(i) and (g)(1)(ii) of this AD.
    (i) At the applicable times specified in Airbus A300-600 
Airworthiness Limitation Items Document AI/SE-M2/95A.1310/07, Issue 
13, dated October 2010, except as specified in paragraphs 
(g)(1)(i)(A) and (g)(1)(i)(B) of this AD.
    (A) For actions identified in Airbus A300-600 Airworthiness 
Limitation Items Document AI/SE-M2/95A.1310/07, Issue 13, dated 
October 2010; and Airbus TR 13.1, dated February 2011, to the Airbus 
A300-600 Airworthiness Limitation Items Document AI/SE-M2/95A.1310/
07, Issue 13, dated October 2010: Use the applicable compliance time 
specified in Airbus Temporary Revision (TR) 13.1, dated February 
2011, to the Airbus A300-600 Airworthiness Limitation Items Document 
AI/SE-M2/95A.1310/07, Issue 13, dated October 2010.
    (B) Where compliance times in paragraph 3., ``Special Compliance 
Times,'' in the ``Record of Revisions'' section of Airbus A300-600 
Airworthiness Limitation Items Document AI/SE-M2/95A.1310/07, 
specify ``from approval date of A300-600 ALI Document Issue 13,'' 
``from date approval of A300-600 ALI Document Issue 13,'' or ``from 
A300-600 ALI Document Issue date of publication,'' for this AD use 
``after the effective date of this AD'' for those compliance times.
    (ii) Within 3 months after the effective date of this AD.
    (2) For Model A310 series airplanes: Within 3 months after the 
effective date of this AD, revise the maintenance or inspection 
program, as applicable, to incorporate the structural inspections 
and inspection intervals defined in Airbus A310 Airworthiness 
Limitation Items Document AI/SE-M2/95A.1309/07, Issue 8, dated 
October 2010. The initial compliance time for accomplishing the 
inspections is at the later of the times specified in paragraph 
(g)(2)(i) and (g)(2)(ii) of this AD.
    (i) At the applicable times specified in Airbus A310 
Airworthiness Limitation Items Document AI/SE-M2/95A.1309/07, Issue 
8, dated October 2010; except where compliance times in paragraph 
3., ``Special Compliance Times,'' in the ``Record of Revisions'' 
section of Airbus A310 Airworthiness Limitation Items Document AI/
SE-M2/95A.1309/07, Issue 8, dated October 2010, specify ``from date 
of approval of ALI Document Issue 8,'' or ``from date approval of 
the ALI document Issue 8,'' for this AD use ``after the effective 
date of this AD'' for those compliance times.
    (ii) Within 3 months after the effective date of this AD.

(h) Terminating Action for AD 2011-10-17, Amendment 39-16698 (76 FR 
27875, May 13, 2011)

    Accomplishing the revision required by paragraph (g) of this AD 
terminates the actions required by paragraph (s) of AD 2011-10-17, 
Amendment 39-16698 (76 FR 27875, May 13, 2011) for that airplane 
only.

(i) New Alternative Inspections and Inspection Intervals Limitation

    After accomplishing the revision required by paragraph (g) of 
this AD, no alternative actions (e.g., inspections) or intervals may 
be used unless the actions or intervals are approved as an 
alternative method of compliance (AMOC) in accordance with the 
procedures specified in paragraph (j) of this AD.

(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, 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: Dan Rodina, 
Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM-116, Transport 
Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057-
3356; telephone 425-227-2125; 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) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD 
to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be 
accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, International 
Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the 
European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA); or Airbus's EASA Design 
Organization Approval (DOA). If approved by the DOA, the approval 
must include the DOA-authorized signature.

(k) Related Information

    Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) 
EASA Airworthiness Directive 2011-0198, dated October 19, 2011, for 
related information. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on 
the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=FAA-
2012-1158-0002.

(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 this AD specifies otherwise.
    (i) Airbus A300-600 Airworthiness Limitation Items Document AI/
SE-M2/95A.1310/07, Issue 13, dated October 2010.
    (ii) Airbus A310 Airworthiness Limitation Items Document AI/SE-
M2/95A.1309/07, Issue 8, dated October 2010. Page APXD-362 (which 
contains Illustration 2 of 2 of Figure 575141) of this document does 
not contain an issue date or page number.
    (iii) Airbus Temporary Revision 13.1, dated February 2011, to 
Airbus A300-600 Airworthiness Limitation Items Document AI/SE-M2/
95A.1310/07, Issue 13, dated October 2010.
    (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Airbus SAS, Airworthiness Office--EAW, 1 Rond Point Maurice 
Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France; telephone +33 5 61 93 36 96; 
fax +33 5 61 93 44 51; email account.airworth-eas@airbus.com; 
Internet http://www.airbus.com.
    (4) You may view this 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.


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    Issued in Renton, Washington, on July 30, 2014.
Jeffrey E. Duven,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
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