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Download as PDF 3866 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 16 / Monday, January 26, 2015 / Rules and Regulations compatibility category ‘‘NRC’’ for § 37.43(d)(1) to read ‘‘C’’. 2. In the column entitled, ‘‘New,’’ in the seventh row, add compatibility category ‘‘C’’ for § 37.43(d)(1). These minor and administrative changes correct an error in the original document and do not change the substantive responsibilities of any person or entity regulated by the NRC. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 20th day of January 2015. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Cindy Bladey, Chief, Rules, Announcements, and Directives Branch, Division of Administrative Services, Office of Administration. [FR Doc. 2015–01253 Filed 1–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2014–0587; Directorate Identifier 2013–NM–219–AD; Amendment 39–18059; AD 2014–26–08] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2011–13– 09 for all Airbus Model A330–200, –200F, and –300 series airplanes. AD 2011–13–09 required revising the maintenance program to incorporate new limitations and maintenance tasks for certain certification management requirements (CMRs). This new AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate new maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. This AD was prompted by a determination that more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations are necessary. We are issuing this AD to prevent safety-significant latent failures that would, in combination with one or more other specific failures or events, result in a hazardous or catastrophic failure condition. DATES: This AD becomes effective March 2, 2015. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of March 2, 2015. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:47 Jan 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain other publication listed in this AD as of August 1, 2011 (76 FR 37255, June 27, 2011). ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=FAA-2014-0587; 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—EAL, 1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France; telephone +33 5 61 93 36 96; fax +33 5 61 93 45 80; email airworthiness.A330@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: Vladimir Ulyanov, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; telephone 425–227–1138; fax 425–227–1149. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to supersede AD 2011–13–09, Amendment 39–16732 (76 FR 37255, June 27, 2011). AD 2011–13–09 applied to all Airbus Model A330–200, –200F, and –300 series airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on August 26, 2014 (79 FR 50869). The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Community, has issued EASA Airworthiness Directive 2013–0245, dated October 2, 2013 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for all Airbus Model A330–200, –200F, and –300 series airplanes. The MCAI states: The airworthiness limitations are currently distributed in the Airbus A330 Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS). The mandatory instructions and airworthiness limitations applicable to the Certification Maintenance Requirements (CMR) are specified in Airbus A330 ALS Part 3, which is approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 The revision 04 of Airbus A330 ALS Part 3 introduces more restrictive maintenance requirements and/or airworthiness limitations. Failure to comply with this revision constitutes an unsafe condition. For the reason described above, this new AD retains the requirements of EASA AD 2010–0264 [(http://ad.easa.europa.eu/blob/ easa_ad_2010_0264.pdf)], which is superseded, and requires the implementation of the maintenance requirements as specified in Airbus A330 ALS Part 3 revision 04. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov/#!document Detail;D=FAA-2014-0587-0002. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM (79 FR 50869, August 26, 2014) or on the determination of the cost to the public. Conclusion We reviewed the relevant data and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting this AD as proposed, with minor editorial changes. We have determined that these minor changes: • Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM (79 FR 50869, August 26, 2014) for correcting the unsafe condition; and • Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already proposed in the NPRM (79 FR 50869, August 26, 2014). Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD affects 76 airplanes of U.S. registry. The actions required by AD 2011–13– 09, Amendment 39–16732 (76 FR 37255, June 27, 2011), and retained in this AD take about 1 work-hour per product, at an average labor rate of $85 per work-hour. Based on these figures, the estimated cost of the actions that were required by AD 2011–13–09 is $85 per product. We also 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 $6,460, 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. E:\FR\FM\26JAR1.SGM 26JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 16 / Monday, January 26, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 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-2014-0587; 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. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES 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: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 Jan 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 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) 2011–13–09, Amendment 39–16732 (76 FR 37255, June 27, 2011), and adding the following new AD: ■ 2014–26–08 Airbus: Amendment 39–18059. Docket No. FAA–2014–0587; Directorate Identifier 2013–NM–219–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD becomes effective March 2, 2015. (b) Affected ADs This AD replaces AD 2011–13–09, Amendment 39–16732 (76 FR 37255, June 27, 2011). (c) Applicability This AD applies to all Airbus Model A330– 201, –202, –203, –223, –223F –243, –243F, –301, –302, –303, –321, –322, –323, –341, –342, and –343 airplanes, certificated in any category, all manufacturer serial numbers. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 05, Periodic inspections. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by a determination that more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations are necessary. We are issuing this AD to prevent safety-significant latent failures that would, in combination with one or more other specific failures or events, result in a hazardous or catastrophic failure condition. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Retained Revision of the Maintenance Program This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (g) of AD 2011–13–09, Amendment 39–16732 (76 FR 37255, June 27, 2011). Within 90 days after August 1, 2011 (the effective date of AD 2011–13–09): Revise the maintenance program, which ensures the continuing airworthiness of each operated airplane, by incorporating Airbus A330 ALS, Part 3—Certification Maintenance Requirements, Revision 03, dated July 29, 2010. Within the times specified in the Airbus A330 ALS, Part 3—Certification Maintenance Requirements, Revision 03, dated July 29, 2010, comply with all applicable maintenance requirements and associated airworthiness limitations included in Airbus A330 ALS, Part 3—Certification Maintenance Requirements, Revision 03, dated July 29, 2010, except as provided by paragraphs (h) and (i) of this AD. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 3867 (h) Retained Exceptions to the Certification Maintenance Requirements (CMR) Tasks This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (h) of AD 2011–13–09, Amendment 39–16732 (76 FR 37255, June 27, 2011). At the latest of the times specified in paragraph (h)(1), (h)(2), or (h)(3) of this AD: Do the first accomplishment of Airbus A330 CMR Task 213100–00001–2–C, Pressure Control Monitoring, of Airbus A330 ALS, Part 3—Certification Maintenance Requirements, Revision 03, dated July 29, 2010. (1) Before the accumulation of 48,000 total flight hours. (2) Within 48,000 flight hours after the most recent accomplishment of Airbus A330 Maintenance Review Board Report (MRBR) Task 21.31.00/05. (3) Within 3 months after August 1, 2011 (the effective date of AD 2011–13–09, Amendment 39–16732 (76 FR 37255, June 27, 2011). (i) Retained Exceptions to the CMR Tasks This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (i) of AD 2011–13–09, Amendment 39–16732 (76 FR 37255, June 27, 2011). At the latest of the times specified in paragraph (i)(1), (i)(2), or (i)(3) of this AD: Do the first accomplishment of Airbus A330 CMR Tasks 242000–00005–1–C, AC Generation; 243000– 00001–1–C, DC Generation; and 243000– 00002–1–C, DC Generation; of Airbus A330 ALS, Part 3—Certification Maintenance Requirements, Revision 03, dated July 29, 2010. (1) Before the accumulation of 12,000 total flight hours. (2) Within 12,000 flight hours after the most recent accomplishment of Airbus A330 MRBR Task 24.20.00/17, 24.30.00/04, or 24.30.00/05 respectively. (3) Within 3 months after August 1, 2011 (the effective date of AD 2011–13–09, Amendment 39–16732 (76 FR 37255, June 27, 2011). (j) Retained Limitation of Alternative Inspections or Intervals This paragraph restates the limitation specified in paragraph (j) of AD 2011–13–09, Amendment 39–16732 (76 FR 37255, June 27, 2011). After accomplishing the action required by paragraph (g) of this AD, no alternative inspections or inspection intervals may be used, other than those specified in Airbus A330 ALS, Part 3— Certification Maintenance Requirements, Revision 03, dated July 29, 2010, unless the inspections or intervals are approved as an alternative method of compliance (AMOC) in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (m) of this AD. (k) New Requirements of This AD: Revise the Maintenance or Inspection Program (1) Within 90 days after the effective date of this AD: Revise the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate Airbus A330 Airworthiness Limitations Section ALS Part 3—Certification Maintenance Requirements, Revision 04, dated August 27, 2013. Within the applicable compliance time defined in the ‘‘Record of Revisions’’ section of Airbus A330 E:\FR\FM\26JAR1.SGM 26JAR1 3868 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 16 / Monday, January 26, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Airworthiness Limitations Section ALS Part 3—Certification Maintenance Requirements, Revision 04, dated August 27, 2013, except as provided by paragraph (k)(2) of this AD, accomplish all applicable maintenance tasks. Accomplishing these actions terminates the requirements of paragraphs (g), (h), (i), and (j) of this AD. (2) Where paragraph 3 of the ‘‘Record of Revisions’’ section of Airbus A330 Airworthiness Limitations Section ALS Part 3—Certification Maintenance Requirements, Revision 04, dated August 27, 2013, specifies accomplishing the actions ‘‘from 27 August 2013,’’ this AD requires compliance within the specified compliance time after the effective date of this AD. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES (l) No Alternative Inspections or Intervals After accomplishing the action required by paragraph (k)(1) of this AD, no alternative inspections or inspection intervals may be used, other than those specified in Airbus A330 Airworthiness Limitations Section ALS Part 3—Certification Maintenance Requirements, Revision 04, dated August 27, 2013, except as provided by paragraph (k)(2) of this AD, unless the inspections or intervals are approved as an AMOC in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (m) of this AD. (m) 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: Vladimir Ulyanov, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; telephone 425)227–1138; fax 425 227–1149. 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: As of the effective date of this AD, 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. may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=FAA-2014-0587-0002. (o) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless this AD specifies otherwise. (3) The following service information was approved for IBR on March 2, 2015. (i) Airbus A330 Airworthiness Limitations Section ALS Part 3—Certification Maintenance Requirements, Revision 04, dated August 27, 2013. The revision level of this document is identified on only the title page and in the Record of Revisions. The revision date is not identified on the title page of this document. (ii) Reserved. (4) The following service information was approved for IBR on August 1, 2011 (76 FR 37255, June 27, 2011). (i) Airbus A330 ALS Part 3—Certification Maintenance Requirements, Revision 03, dated July 29, 2010. The revision level of this document is identified on only the title page and in the Record of Revisions. The revision date is not identified on the title page of this document. (ii) Reserved. (5) For service information identified in this AD, contact Airbus SAS, Airworthiness Office—EAL, 1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France; telephone +33 5 61 93 36 96; fax +33 5 61 93 45 80; email airworthiness.A330@airbus.com; Internet http://www.airbus.com. (6) 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. (7) 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 December 19, 2014. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2014–30918 Filed 1–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P (n) Related Information Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) EASA Airworthiness Directive 2013–0245, dated October 2, 2013, for related information. You VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 Jan 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2014–0770; Directorate Identifier 2014–CE–024–AD; Amendment 39–18064; AD 2015–01–03] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; PILATUS Aircraft Ltd. Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Model PC–7 airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as possible cracking from stress corrosion on various parts of the airplane structure made of aluminum alloy AA2024–T351. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective March 2, 2015. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in the AD as of March 2, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2014– 0770; or in person at 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 service information identified in this AD, contact Pilatus Aircraft LTD., Customer Technical Support (MCC), P.O. Box 992, CH–6371 Stans, Switzerland; phone: +41 (0)41 619 67 74; fax: +41 (0)41 619 67 73; email: Techsupport@pilatus-aircraft.com; internet: http://www.pilatusaircraft.com. You may review this referenced service information at the 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doug Rudolph, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26JAR1.SGM 26JAR1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 16 (Monday, January 26, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2014-0587; Directorate Identifier 2013-NM-219-AD; 
Amendment 39-18059; AD 2014-26-08]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2011-13-09 for 
all Airbus Model A330-200, -200F, and -300 series airplanes. AD 2011-
13-09 required revising the maintenance program to incorporate new 
limitations and maintenance tasks for certain certification management 
requirements (CMRs). This new AD requires revising the maintenance or 
inspection program to incorporate new maintenance requirements and 
airworthiness limitations. This AD was prompted by a determination that 
more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations 
are necessary. We are issuing this AD to prevent safety-significant 
latent failures that would, in combination with one or more other 
specific failures or events, result in a hazardous or catastrophic 
failure condition.

DATES: This AD becomes effective March 2, 2015.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of March 2, 
2015.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain other publication listed in this AD as of August 
1, 2011 (76 FR 37255, June 27, 2011).

ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=FAA-2014-0587; 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--EAL, 1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac 
Cedex, France; telephone +33 5 61 93 36 96; fax +33 5 61 93 45 80; 
email airworthiness.A330@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: Vladimir Ulyanov, Aerospace Engineer, 
International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 
1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057-3356; telephone 425-227-1138; 
fax 425-227-1149.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR 
part 39 to supersede AD 2011-13-09, Amendment 39-16732 (76 FR 37255, 
June 27, 2011). AD 2011-13-09 applied to all Airbus Model A330-200, -
200F, and -300 series airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal 
Register on August 26, 2014 (79 FR 50869).
    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical 
Agent for the Member States of the European Community, has issued EASA 
Airworthiness Directive 2013-0245, dated October 2, 2013 (referred to 
after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or 
``the MCAI''), to correct an unsafe condition for all Airbus Model 
A330-200, -200F, and -300 series airplanes. The MCAI states:

    The airworthiness limitations are currently distributed in the 
Airbus A330 Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS).
    The mandatory instructions and airworthiness limitations 
applicable to the Certification Maintenance Requirements (CMR) are 
specified in Airbus A330 ALS Part 3, which is approved by the 
European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
    The revision 04 of Airbus A330 ALS Part 3 introduces more 
restrictive maintenance requirements and/or airworthiness 
limitations. Failure to comply with this revision constitutes an 
unsafe condition.
    For the reason described above, this new AD retains the 
requirements of EASA AD 2010-0264 [(http://ad.easa.europa.eu/blob/easa_ad_2010_0264.pdf)], which is superseded, and requires the 
implementation of the maintenance requirements as specified in 
Airbus A330 ALS Part 3 revision 04.

    You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FAA-2014-0587-0002.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM (79 FR 50869, August 26, 
2014) or on the determination of the cost to the public.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the relevant data and determined that air safety and 
the public interest require adopting this AD as proposed, with minor 
editorial changes. We have determined that these minor changes:
     Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the 
NPRM (79 FR 50869, August 26, 2014) for correcting the unsafe 
condition; and
     Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was 
already proposed in the NPRM (79 FR 50869, August 26, 2014).

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD affects 76 airplanes of U.S. registry.
    The actions required by AD 2011-13-09, Amendment 39-16732 (76 FR 
37255, June 27, 2011), and retained in this AD take about 1 work-hour 
per product, at an average labor rate of $85 per work-hour. Based on 
these figures, the estimated cost of the actions that were required by 
AD 2011-13-09 is $85 per product.
    We also 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 $6,460, 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.

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    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-2014-0587; 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 removing Airworthiness Directive (AD) 
2011-13-09, Amendment 39-16732 (76 FR 37255, June 27, 2011), and adding 
the following new AD:

2014-26-08 Airbus: Amendment 39-18059. Docket No. FAA-2014-0587; 
Directorate Identifier 2013-NM-219-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD becomes effective March 2, 2015.

(b) Affected ADs

    This AD replaces AD 2011-13-09, Amendment 39-16732 (76 FR 37255, 
June 27, 2011).

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to all Airbus Model A330-201, -202, -203, -223, 
-223F -243, -243F, -301, -302, -303, -321, -322, -323, -341, -342, 
and -343 airplanes, certificated in any category, all manufacturer 
serial numbers.

(d) Subject

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

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by a determination that more restrictive 
maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations are 
necessary. We are issuing this AD to prevent safety-significant 
latent failures that would, in combination with one or more other 
specific failures or events, result in a hazardous or catastrophic 
failure condition.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Retained Revision of the Maintenance Program

    This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (g) of AD 
2011-13-09, Amendment 39-16732 (76 FR 37255, June 27, 2011). Within 
90 days after August 1, 2011 (the effective date of AD 2011-13-09): 
Revise the maintenance program, which ensures the continuing 
airworthiness of each operated airplane, by incorporating Airbus 
A330 ALS, Part 3--Certification Maintenance Requirements, Revision 
03, dated July 29, 2010. Within the times specified in the Airbus 
A330 ALS, Part 3--Certification Maintenance Requirements, Revision 
03, dated July 29, 2010, comply with all applicable maintenance 
requirements and associated airworthiness limitations included in 
Airbus A330 ALS, Part 3--Certification Maintenance Requirements, 
Revision 03, dated July 29, 2010, except as provided by paragraphs 
(h) and (i) of this AD.

(h) Retained Exceptions to the Certification Maintenance Requirements 
(CMR) Tasks

    This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (h) of AD 
2011-13-09, Amendment 39-16732 (76 FR 37255, June 27, 2011). At the 
latest of the times specified in paragraph (h)(1), (h)(2), or (h)(3) 
of this AD: Do the first accomplishment of Airbus A330 CMR Task 
213100-00001-2-C, Pressure Control Monitoring, of Airbus A330 ALS, 
Part 3--Certification Maintenance Requirements, Revision 03, dated 
July 29, 2010.
    (1) Before the accumulation of 48,000 total flight hours.
    (2) Within 48,000 flight hours after the most recent 
accomplishment of Airbus A330 Maintenance Review Board Report (MRBR) 
Task 21.31.00/05.
    (3) Within 3 months after August 1, 2011 (the effective date of 
AD 2011-13-09, Amendment 39-16732 (76 FR 37255, June 27, 2011).

(i) Retained Exceptions to the CMR Tasks

    This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (i) of AD 
2011-13-09, Amendment 39-16732 (76 FR 37255, June 27, 2011). At the 
latest of the times specified in paragraph (i)(1), (i)(2), or (i)(3) 
of this AD: Do the first accomplishment of Airbus A330 CMR Tasks 
242000-00005-1-C, AC Generation; 243000-00001-1-C, DC Generation; 
and 243000-00002-1-C, DC Generation; of Airbus A330 ALS, Part 3--
Certification Maintenance Requirements, Revision 03, dated July 29, 
2010.
    (1) Before the accumulation of 12,000 total flight hours.
    (2) Within 12,000 flight hours after the most recent 
accomplishment of Airbus A330 MRBR Task 24.20.00/17, 24.30.00/04, or 
24.30.00/05 respectively.
    (3) Within 3 months after August 1, 2011 (the effective date of 
AD 2011-13-09, Amendment 39-16732 (76 FR 37255, June 27, 2011).

(j) Retained Limitation of Alternative Inspections or Intervals

    This paragraph restates the limitation specified in paragraph 
(j) of AD 2011-13-09, Amendment 39-16732 (76 FR 37255, June 27, 
2011). After accomplishing the action required by paragraph (g) of 
this AD, no alternative inspections or inspection intervals may be 
used, other than those specified in Airbus A330 ALS, Part 3--
Certification Maintenance Requirements, Revision 03, dated July 29, 
2010, unless the inspections or intervals are approved as an 
alternative method of compliance (AMOC) in accordance with the 
procedures specified in paragraph (m) of this AD.

(k) New Requirements of This AD: Revise the Maintenance or Inspection 
Program

    (1) Within 90 days after the effective date of this AD: Revise 
the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate 
Airbus A330 Airworthiness Limitations Section ALS Part 3--
Certification Maintenance Requirements, Revision 04, dated August 
27, 2013. Within the applicable compliance time defined in the 
``Record of Revisions'' section of Airbus A330

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Airworthiness Limitations Section ALS Part 3--Certification 
Maintenance Requirements, Revision 04, dated August 27, 2013, except 
as provided by paragraph (k)(2) of this AD, accomplish all 
applicable maintenance tasks. Accomplishing these actions terminates 
the requirements of paragraphs (g), (h), (i), and (j) of this AD.
    (2) Where paragraph 3 of the ``Record of Revisions'' section of 
Airbus A330 Airworthiness Limitations Section ALS Part 3--
Certification Maintenance Requirements, Revision 04, dated August 
27, 2013, specifies accomplishing the actions ``from 27 August 
2013,'' this AD requires compliance within the specified compliance 
time after the effective date of this AD.

(l) No Alternative Inspections or Intervals

    After accomplishing the action required by paragraph (k)(1) of 
this AD, no alternative inspections or inspection intervals may be 
used, other than those specified in Airbus A330 Airworthiness 
Limitations Section ALS Part 3--Certification Maintenance 
Requirements, Revision 04, dated August 27, 2013, except as provided 
by paragraph (k)(2) of this AD, unless the inspections or intervals 
are approved as an AMOC in accordance with the procedures specified 
in paragraph (m) of this AD.

(m) 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: Vladimir 
Ulyanov, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM-116, 
Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, 
WA 98057-3356; telephone 425)227-1138; 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: As of the effective date of 
this AD, 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.

(n) Related Information

    Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) 
EASA Airworthiness Directive 2013-0245, dated October 2, 2013, for 
related information. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on 
the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FAA-
2014-0587-0002.

(o) Material Incorporated by Reference

    (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed 
in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
    (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do 
the actions required by this AD, unless this AD specifies otherwise.
    (3) The following service information was approved for IBR on 
March 2, 2015.
    (i) Airbus A330 Airworthiness Limitations Section ALS Part 3--
Certification Maintenance Requirements, Revision 04, dated August 
27, 2013. The revision level of this document is identified on only 
the title page and in the Record of Revisions. The revision date is 
not identified on the title page of this document.
    (ii) Reserved.
    (4) The following service information was approved for IBR on 
August 1, 2011 (76 FR 37255, June 27, 2011).
    (i) Airbus A330 ALS Part 3--Certification Maintenance 
Requirements, Revision 03, dated July 29, 2010. The revision level 
of this document is identified on only the title page and in the 
Record of Revisions. The revision date is not identified on the 
title page of this document.
    (ii) Reserved.
    (5) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Airbus SAS, Airworthiness Office--EAL, 1 Rond Point Maurice 
Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France; telephone +33 5 61 93 36 96; 
fax +33 5 61 93 45 80; email airworthiness.A330@airbus.com; Internet 
http://www.airbus.com.
    (6) 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.
    (7) 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 December 19, 2014.
Michael Kaszycki,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-30918 Filed 1-23-15; 8:45 am]
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