Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (Embraer) Airplanes, 5023-5025 [2015-01177]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 20 / Friday, January 30, 2015 / Rules and Regulations (k) 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 Alert Operators Transmission A71L002–13, dated April 8, 2013. (ii) Reserved. (3) 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-A340@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. Issued in Renton, Washington, on January 15, 2015. John P. Piccola, Jr., Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2015–01174 Filed 1–29–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2014–0622; Directorate Identifier 2014–NM–009–AD; Amendment 39–18080; AD 2015–02–13] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (Embraer) Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (Embraer) Model EMB–135ER, –135KE, –135KL, –135LR, –145, –145ER, –145MR, –145LR, –145XR, –145MP, and –145EP airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination of the need to revise the airplane airworthiness limitations related to the pylon yokes I and II, and the skin panel rljohnson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:34 Jan 29, 2015 Jkt 235001 of the windshield pillar. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable. We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking of various structural elements, which could affect the structural integrity of the airplane. DATES: This AD becomes effective March 6, 2015. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of March 6, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=FAA-2014-0622; 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 Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (Embraer), Technical Publications Section (PC 060), Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 2170—Putim— ˜ 12227–901 Sao Jose dos Campos—SP— Brasil; telephone +55 12 3927–5852 or +55 12 3309–0732; fax +55 12 3927– 7546; email distrib@embraer.com.br; Internet http://www.flyembraer.com. You may 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: Todd Thompson, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; telephone 425–227–1175; 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 Embraer Model EMB –135ER, –135KE, –135KL, –135LR, –145, –145ER, –145MR, –145LR, –145XR, –145MP, and –145EP airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on September 4, 2014 (79 FR 52588). ˆ The Agencia Nacional de Aviacao ¸˜ Civil (ANAC), which is the aviation authority for Brazil, has issued Brazilian Airworthiness Directive 2014–01–01, dated January 20, 2014 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for all Embraer Model EMB –135ER, PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 5023 –135KE, –135KL, –135LR, –145, –145ER, –145MR, –145LR, –145XR, –145MP, and –145EP airplanes. The MCAI states: This [Brazilian] AD was prompted by a new revision to the airworthiness limitations requirements [related to the pylon yokes I and II, and the skin panel of the windshield pillar] of the Maintenance Review Board Report. We are issuing this [Brazilian] AD to ensure that fatigue cracking of various structural elements is detected and corrected. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=FAA-2014-06220002. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM (79 FR 52588, September 4, 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, except for minor editorial changes. We have determined that these minor changes: • Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM (79 FR 52588, September 4, 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 52588, September 4, 2014). Related Service Information We reviewed EMBRAER EMB145 Temporary Revision 15–3, dated August 26, 2013, to the Airworthiness Limitation Requirements of the EMBRAER EMB145 Maintenance Review Board Report MRB 145/1150; and EMBRAER EMB145 Temporary Revision 15–4, dated August 26, 2013, to the Airworthiness Limitation Requirements of the EMBRAER EMB145 Maintenance Review Board Report MRB–145/1150. The service information describes airworthiness limitations related to inspections of certain fuselage or pylon components. You can find this information at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2014– 0622. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD affects 688 airplanes of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it will take about 1 work-hour per product to comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate is $85 E:\FR\FM\30JAR1.SGM 30JAR1 5024 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 20 / Friday, January 30, 2015 / Rules and Regulations per work-hour. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD on U.S. operators to be $58,480, 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. rljohnson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with RULES Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=FAA-2014-0622; 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:34 Jan 29, 2015 Jkt 235001 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): ■ 2015–02–13 Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (Embraer): Amendment 39–18080. Docket No. FAA–2014–0622; Directorate Identifier 2014–NM–009–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD becomes effective March 6, 2015. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (Embraer) Model EMB –135ER, –135KE, –135KL, –135LR, –145, –145ER, –145MR, –145LR, –145XR, –145MP, and –145EP airplanes, certificated in any category, all serial numbers. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 54, Nacelles/pylons; 53, Fuselage. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by our determination of the need to revise the airplane airworthiness limitations to the pylons and fuselage. We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking of various structural elements, which could affect the structural integrity of the airplane. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Revision of Maintenance or Inspection Program Within 60 days after the effective date of this AD: Revise the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, by incorporating EMBRAER EMB145 Temporary Revision (TR) 15–3, dated August 26, 2013, to the Airworthiness Limitation Requirements of the EMBRAER EMB145 Maintenance Review Board Report MRB 145/ PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 1150; and EMBRAER EMB145 TR 15–4, dated August 26, 2013, to the Airworthiness Limitation Requirements of the EMBRAER EMB145 Maintenance Review Board Report MRB–145/1150; as applicable. (1) The compliance times depend on the airplane model, and the pre-modification and post-modification conditions specified in EMBRAER EMB145 TR 15–3, dated August 26, 2013, to the Airworthiness Limitation Requirements of the EMBRAER EMB145 Maintenance Review Board Report MRB 145/ 1150; and EMBRAER EMB145 TR 15–4, dated August 26, 2013, to the Airworthiness Limitation Requirements of the EMBRAER Maintenance Review Board Report MRB– 145/1150; as applicable. (2) The initial compliance times for the tasks specified in EMBRAER EMB145 TR 15– 3, dated August 26, 2013, to the Airworthiness Limitation Requirements of the EMBRAER EMB145 Maintenance Review Board Report MRB 145/1150; and EMBRAER EMB145 TR 15–4, dated August 26, 2013, to the Airworthiness Limitation Requirements of the EMBRAER Maintenance Review Board Report MRB–145/1150; as applicable; are at the applicable threshold compliance times specified in EMBRAER EMB145 TR 15–3, dated August 26, 2013; and EMBRAER EMB145 TR 15–4, dated August 26, 2013; or within 600 flight cycles after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs later. For the purposes of this AD, the initial compliance times (identified as ‘‘Threshold’’ or ‘‘T’’ in the service information) are expressed in ‘‘total flight cycles.’’ (h) No Alternative Actions and Intervals After accomplishment of 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 (i)(1) of this AD. (i) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, 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: Todd Thompson, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; telephone 425–227–1175; 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: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective E:\FR\FM\30JAR1.SGM 30JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 20 / Friday, January 30, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 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 ˆ Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil (ANAC); ¸˜ or ANAC’s authorized Designee. If approved by the ANAC Designee, the approval must include the Designee’s authorized signature. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (j) Related Information RIN 2120–AA64 Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) Brazilian Airworthiness Directive 2014–01–01, dated January 20, 2014, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=FAA-2014-0622-0002. rljohnson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with RULES (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) EMBRAER EMB145 Temporary Revision 15–3, dated August 26, 2013, to the Airworthiness Limitation Requirements of the EMBRAER EMB145 Maintenance Review Board Report MRB 145/1150. (ii) EMBRAER EMB145 Temporary Revision 15–4, dated August 26, 2013, to the Airworthiness Limitation Requirements of the EMBRAER EMB145 Maintenance Review Board Report MRB–145/1150. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (Embraer), Technical Publications Section (PC 060), Av. Brigadeiro ˜ Faria Lima, 2170—Putim—12227–901 Sao Jose dos Campos—SP—Brasil; telephone +55 12 3927–5852 or +55 12 3309–0732; fax +55 12 3927–7546; email distrib@embraer.com.br; Internet http://www.flyembraer.com. (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. Issued in Renton, Washington, on January 15, 2015. John P. Piccola, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:34 Jan 29, 2015 Jkt 235001 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2014–0188; Directorate Identifier 2013–NM–157–AD; Amendment 39–18079; AD 2015–02–12] Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC–8–400 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of two in-service incidents where one side of the main landing gear (MLG) did not achieve down-lock. This AD requires doing a detailed inspection of the apex joints of the stabilizer brace lock link in the MLG for clearance; rectifying and repairing the clearance gap, if necessary; and lubricating the apex joints of the stabilizer brace lock link in the MLG. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct insufficiently greased stabilizer brace lock linkage of the MLG and over-torqued lock linkage attachment bolts, which could lead to the failure to extend and down-lock the MLG, and could affect the safe landing of the airplane. DATES: This AD becomes effective March 6, 2015. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of March 6, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=FAA-2014-0188 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 Bombardier, Inc., QSeries Technical Help Desk, 123 Garratt Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario M3K 1Y5, Canada; telephone 416–375–4000; fax 416–375–4539; email thd.qseries@ aero.bombardier.com; Internet http:// www.bombardier.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. SUMMARY: (k) Material Incorporated by Reference [FR Doc. 2015–01177 Filed 1–29–15; 8:45 am] Federal Aviation Administration PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 5025 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Luke Walker, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe and Mechanical Systems Branch, ANE–171, FAA, New York Aircraft Certification Office, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7363; fax 516–794–5531. 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 certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC–8–400 series airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on April 8, 2014 (79 FR 19299). Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation authority for Canada, has issued Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF–2013–19, dated July 18, 2013 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC–8– 400 series airplanes. The MCAI states: There have been two reported in-service incidents where one side of the main landing gear (MLG) did not achieve down-lock resulting in a gear unsafe indication. In both cases, the MLG was ultimately extended and down-lock was achieved through the use of the alternate extension system or by cycling the MLG. The investigation revealed that in both cases, the MLG stabilizer brace lock linkages were insufficiently greased and the lock linkage attachment bolts were overtorqued. Failure to extend and down-lock the MLG could adversely affect the safe landing of the aeroplane. This [TCCA] AD mandates the [detailed] inspection, rectification [and repair the clearance gap] as required, and lubrication of both MLG stabilizer brace lock link apex joints. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=FAA-2014-01880002. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. The following presents the comments received on the NPRM (79 FR 19299, April 8, 2014) and the FAA’s response to each comment. Request To Include Only Requirements That Affect the Unsafe Condition Horizon Air requested that the NPRM (79 FR 19299, April 8, 2014) require only the section of the Accomplishment Instructions that corrects the unsafe condition. Horizon Air stated that the job set-up and close-out sections E:\FR\FM\30JAR1.SGM 30JAR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2014-0622; Directorate Identifier 2014-NM-009-AD; 
Amendment 39-18080; AD 2015-02-13]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. 
(Embraer) 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 
Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (Embraer) Model EMB-135ER, -
135KE, -135KL, -135LR, -145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, 
and -145EP airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination of the 
need to revise the airplane airworthiness limitations related to the 
pylon yokes I and II, and the skin panel of the windshield pillar. This 
AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as 
applicable. We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking of 
various structural elements, which could affect the structural 
integrity of the airplane.

DATES: This AD becomes effective March 6, 2015.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of March 6, 
2015.

ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=FAA-2014-0622; 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 Empresa 
Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (Embraer), Technical Publications 
Section (PC 060), Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 2170--Putim--12227-901 
S[atilde]o Jose dos Campos--SP--Brasil; telephone +55 12 3927-5852 or 
+55 12 3309-0732; fax +55 12 3927-7546; email distrib@embraer.com.br; 
Internet http://www.flyembraer.com. You may 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: Todd Thompson, Aerospace Engineer, 
International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 
1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057-3356; telephone 425-227-1175; 
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 Embraer Model EMB -
135ER, -135KE, -135KL, -135LR, -145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -
145MP, and -145EP airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register 
on September 4, 2014 (79 FR 52588).
    The Ag[ecirc]ncia Nacional de Avia[ccedil][atilde]o Civil (ANAC), 
which is the aviation authority for Brazil, has issued Brazilian 
Airworthiness Directive 2014-01-01, dated January 20, 2014 (referred to 
after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or 
``the MCAI''), to correct an unsafe condition for all Embraer Model EMB 
-135ER, -135KE, -135KL, -135LR, -145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -
145MP, and -145EP airplanes. The MCAI states:

    This [Brazilian] AD was prompted by a new revision to the 
airworthiness limitations requirements [related to the pylon yokes I 
and II, and the skin panel of the windshield pillar] of the 
Maintenance Review Board Report. We are issuing this [Brazilian] AD 
to ensure that fatigue cracking of various structural elements is 
detected and corrected.

    You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FAA-2014-0622-0002.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM (79 FR 52588, September 4, 
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, except for 
minor editorial changes. We have determined that these minor changes:
     Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the 
NPRM (79 FR 52588, September 4, 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 52588, September 4, 2014).

Related Service Information

    We reviewed EMBRAER EMB145 Temporary Revision 15-3, dated August 
26, 2013, to the Airworthiness Limitation Requirements of the EMBRAER 
EMB145 Maintenance Review Board Report MRB 145/1150; and EMBRAER EMB145 
Temporary Revision 15-4, dated August 26, 2013, to the Airworthiness 
Limitation Requirements of the EMBRAER EMB145 Maintenance Review Board 
Report MRB-145/1150. The service information describes airworthiness 
limitations related to inspections of certain fuselage or pylon 
components. You can find this information at http://www.regulations.gov 
by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2014-0622.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD affects 688 airplanes of U.S. registry.
    We also estimate that it will take about 1 work-hour per product to 
comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate 
is $85

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per work-hour. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD 
on U.S. operators to be $58,480, 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-2014-0622; 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):

2015-02-13 Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (Embraer): 
Amendment 39-18080. Docket No. FAA-2014-0622; Directorate Identifier 
2014-NM-009-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD becomes effective March 6, 2015.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. 
(Embraer) Model EMB -135ER, -135KE, -135KL, -135LR, -145, -145ER, -
145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP airplanes, certificated in 
any category, all serial numbers.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 54, Nacelles/
pylons; 53, Fuselage.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by our determination of the need to revise 
the airplane airworthiness limitations to the pylons and fuselage. 
We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking of various 
structural elements, which could affect the structural integrity of 
the airplane.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Revision of Maintenance or Inspection Program

    Within 60 days after the effective date of this AD: Revise the 
maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, by incorporating 
EMBRAER EMB145 Temporary Revision (TR) 15-3, dated August 26, 2013, 
to the Airworthiness Limitation Requirements of the EMBRAER EMB145 
Maintenance Review Board Report MRB 145/1150; and EMBRAER EMB145 TR 
15-4, dated August 26, 2013, to the Airworthiness Limitation 
Requirements of the EMBRAER EMB145 Maintenance Review Board Report 
MRB-145/1150; as applicable.
    (1) The compliance times depend on the airplane model, and the 
pre-modification and post-modification conditions specified in 
EMBRAER EMB145 TR 15-3, dated August 26, 2013, to the Airworthiness 
Limitation Requirements of the EMBRAER EMB145 Maintenance Review 
Board Report MRB 145/1150; and EMBRAER EMB145 TR 15-4, dated August 
26, 2013, to the Airworthiness Limitation Requirements of the 
EMBRAER Maintenance Review Board Report MRB-145/1150; as applicable.
    (2) The initial compliance times for the tasks specified in 
EMBRAER EMB145 TR 15-3, dated August 26, 2013, to the Airworthiness 
Limitation Requirements of the EMBRAER EMB145 Maintenance Review 
Board Report MRB 145/1150; and EMBRAER EMB145 TR 15-4, dated August 
26, 2013, to the Airworthiness Limitation Requirements of the 
EMBRAER Maintenance Review Board Report MRB-145/1150; as applicable; 
are at the applicable threshold compliance times specified in 
EMBRAER EMB145 TR 15-3, dated August 26, 2013; and EMBRAER EMB145 TR 
15-4, dated August 26, 2013; or within 600 flight cycles after the 
effective date of this AD, whichever occurs later. For the purposes 
of this AD, the initial compliance times (identified as 
``Threshold'' or ``T'' in the service information) are expressed in 
``total flight cycles.''

(h) No Alternative Actions and Intervals

    After accomplishment of 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 (i)(1) of this AD.

(i) Other FAA AD Provisions

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, 
International Branch, ANM-116, 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: Todd 
Thompson, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM-116, 
Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, 
WA 98057-3356; telephone 425-227-1175; 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

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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 Ag[ecirc]ncia Nacional de 
Avia[ccedil][atilde]o Civil (ANAC); or ANAC's authorized Designee. 
If approved by the ANAC Designee, the approval must include the 
Designee's authorized signature.

(j) Related Information

    Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) 
Brazilian Airworthiness Directive 2014-01-01, dated January 20, 
2014, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD 
docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FAA-2014-0622-0002.

(k) 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) EMBRAER EMB145 Temporary Revision 15-3, dated August 26, 
2013, to the Airworthiness Limitation Requirements of the EMBRAER 
EMB145 Maintenance Review Board Report MRB 145/1150.
    (ii) EMBRAER EMB145 Temporary Revision 15-4, dated August 26, 
2013, to the Airworthiness Limitation Requirements of the EMBRAER 
EMB145 Maintenance Review Board Report MRB-145/1150.
    (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (Embraer), Technical 
Publications Section (PC 060), Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 2170--
Putim--12227-901 S[atilde]o Jose dos Campos--SP--Brasil; telephone 
+55 12 3927-5852 or +55 12 3309-0732; fax +55 12 3927-7546; email 
distrib@embraer.com.br; Internet http://www.flyembraer.com.
    (4) You may 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.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on January 15, 2015.
John P. Piccola,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-01177 Filed 1-29-15; 8:45 am]
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