Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Helicopters, 6649-6652 [2015-02283]

Download as PDF 6649 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 25 Friday, February 6, 2015 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. Southwest Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Room 663, Fort Worth, Texas 76137. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov in Docket No. FAA–2009–1088; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION docket contains this AD, any incorporated-by-reference information, Federal Aviation Administration the economic evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The 14 CFR Part 39 address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647–5527) is Document [Docket No. FAA–2009–1088; Directorate Identifier 2008–SW–76–AD; Amendment 39– Management Facility, U.S. Department 18091; AD 2014–12–11 R1] of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, RIN 2120–AA64 Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Aircraft Corporation Helicopters Coffey, Flight Test Engineer, Boston AGENCY: Federal Aviation Aircraft Certification Office, 12 New Administration (FAA), DOT. England Executive Park, Burlington, MA ACTION: Final rule. 01803; telephone (781) 238–7173; email: john.coffey@faa.gov. SUMMARY: We are revising Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014–12–11 for Sikorsky SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model Discussion S–92A helicopters. AD 2014–12–11 We issued a notice of proposed required revising the Rotorcraft Flight rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR Manual (RFM) to include the part 39 to revise AD 2014–12–11, appropriate operating limitations for Amendment 39–17872 (79 FR 45085, performing Class D external loadAugust 4, 2014), which applied to combination operations. As published, AD 2014–12–11 referenced an incorrect Sikorsky Model S–92A helicopters. The NPRM, published in the Federal date for Revision No. 12 of Sikorsky Register on October 27, 2014 (79 FR RFM SA S92A–RFM–003, Part 1. This AD corrects the error while retaining the 63855), proposed to retain the requirements of AD 2014–12–11 and requirements of AD 2014–12–11. These correct the date of the RFM revision that actions are intended to require appeared in the text of the rule. appropriate operating limitations to Specifically, AD 2014–12–11 allow operators to perform Class D included the following under paragraph external load-combination operations, (f), Credit for Actions Previously including human external cargo, in this Completed: ‘‘Incorporation of the model helicopter that now meets the changes contained in Sikorsky RFM SA Category A performance standard. S92A–RFM–003, Part 1, Revision No. DATES: This AD is effective March 13, 12, approved March 21, 2005, before the 2015. effective date of this AD is considered The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each week. For service information identified in this AD, contact Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Attn: Manager, Commercial Technical Support, mailstop S581A, 6900 Main Street, Stratford, CT, telephone (203) 383–4866, email address tsslibrary@sikorsky.com, or at http://www.sikorsky.com. You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, of the Regional Counsel, asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Feb 05, 2015 Jkt 235001 acceptable for compliance with the corresponding actions specified in paragraph (e) of this AD.’’ As published, the reference to March 21, 2005, was incorrect. The correct approval date for Revision 12 is December 9, 2010. The FAA has determined that it is appropriate to revise AD 2014–12–11 to correct the RFM approval date. This revision clarifies which RFM revision is PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 acceptable to obtain credit for previous actions. No other part of the preamble or regulatory information has been changed. The final rule is reprinted in its entirety for the convenience of affected operators. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD, but we received no comments on the NPRM (79 FR 63855, October 27, 2014). FAA’s Determination We have reviewed the relevant information and determined that an unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or develop on other helicopters of these same type designs and that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD requirements as proposed. 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 have 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, E:\FR\FM\06FER1.SGM 06FER1 6650 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 25 / Friday, February 6, 2015 / Rules and Regulations (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 a regulatory distinction is required, 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. 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: (e) Compliance You are responsible for performing each action required by this AD within the specified compliance time unless it has already been accomplished prior to that time. 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by removing Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014–12–11, Amendment 39–17872 (79 FR 45085, August 4, 2014), and adding the following new AD: ■ 2014–12–11 R1 Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation: Amendment 39–18091; Docket No. FAA–2009–1088; Directorate Identifier 2008–SW–76–AD. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES (a) Applicability This AD applies to Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Model S–92A helicopters, certificated in any category. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Feb 05, 2015 Jkt 235001 (c) Affected ADs This AD revises AD 2014–12–11, Amendment 39–17872 (79 FR 45085, August 4, 2014). (d) Effective Date This AD becomes effective March 13, 2015. PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES § 39.13 (b) Unsafe Condition This AD defines the unsafe condition as an inaccurate Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM) provision, which was approved without appropriate limitations for this model helicopter for carrying Class D external rotorcraft-load combinations, including Human External Cargo (HEC), when this model helicopter was not certificated to Category A one-engine inoperative (OEI) performance standards, including fly away capabilities after an engine failure, which is required for carrying HEC. (f) Required Actions Within 90 days, revise the Operating Limitations section of Sikorsky Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM) SA S92A–RFM–003, Part 1, Section I, by inserting a copy of this AD into the RFM or by making pen and ink changes, as follows: (1) In the ‘‘Types of Operation’’ section, beneath Hoist, add the following: ‘‘The hoist equipment certification installation approval does not constitute approval to conduct hoist operations. Operational approval for hoist operations must be granted by the Federal Aviation Administration. No cabin seats may be installed in front of station 317 when conducting Human External Cargo hoist operations, which requires Category A performance capabilities.’’ (2) In the ‘‘Flight Limits’’ section, add the following: ‘‘ ‘‘HOIST’’ When conducting Human External Cargo operations, which PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 require category ‘A’ performance capabilities, the minimum hover height is 20 feet AGL and the maximum hover height is 80 feet AGL. ‘‘HOIST’’ The collective axis must remain uncoupled when conducting Human External Cargo, which requires category ‘A’ performance capabilities, for the period of time that the person is off the ground or water and not in the aircraft. This can be accomplished by either uncoupling the collective axis or by the pilot depressing the collective trim switch during the pertinent portion of the maneuver.’’ (3) In the ‘‘Weight Limits’’ section: (i) Remove the following: ‘‘NOTE: The 150 pound hoist decrement does not preclude Cat A operations at a gross weight of 26,500 pounds with a hoist installed. If conditions permit, the pilot may go to the right of the 26,500 line on Figure 1–2 to determine a maximum gross weight up to 26,650 and then subtract 150 pounds.’’ (ii) Add the following: ‘‘NOTE: If conditions permit, the pilot may go to the right of the 26,500 pound line on Figure 1– 2 to determine the maximum gross weight and then subtract a 150 pound hoist decrement. The maximum gross weight for category ‘A’ operations cannot exceed 26,500 pounds (12,020 kilograms).’’ (iii) Add the following and insert Figure 1 to Paragraph (f)(3)(iii) of this AD: ‘‘ ‘‘HOIST’’ Maximum gross weight for Human External Cargo, which requires category ‘A’ performance capabilities, is limited to the gross weight determined in accordance with the following Figure 1 to Paragraph (f)(3)(iii) of this AD for your altitude and temperature with the airconditioner, anti-ice, and bleed air turned off.’’ Note 1 to paragraph (f)(3)(iii) of this AD: Figure 1 to Paragraph (f)(3)(iii) of this AD becomes Figure 1–2A when inserted in the ‘‘Weight Limits’’ section of your RFM. BILLING CODE 4910–13–P E:\FR\FM\06FER1.SGM 06FER1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 25 / Friday, February 6, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 6651 Part1. Section I OPiRATING UMITATIONS S-I2A MAXIMUM GROSS WEIGHT FOR HOisnNG HUMAN EXTERNAL CARGO REQUIRING CATEGORY A ONE ENGINE INOPERATIVE OB 310 8ECOM) POWER AIR-COIIlmiONER OFF ANTI-ICE OFF BLEED AIR OFF • 4 I 0&-30 -101J4) 2 t 0 -1 tl 11 GROSS WEIGHT ... 1000 LB IIOTE 1 :THIS CHART DEPICTS liiEGROSS WBGHT, ~SSUR:. AlTilUDE, TEMPERAlURECOMBIIIAliOIII WHEiE OEl HOGECAPABIIUTY EJIISTSUSIIIJG30 SECOIIID OB POW1ER WllHAGO SHP MARGitil IIOTE 2:15 FTOFGROUIIDCI..EARAIICEIS ASSURED IN THE EVEIITOFAN EJIGINEFAILURE AT20 mao FT AGL Figure 1 to Paragraph (f)(3)(iii) (g) Credit for Actions Previously Completed Incorporation of the changes contained in Sikorsky RFM SA S92A–RFM–003, Part 1, Revision No. 12, approved December 9, 2010, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Feb 05, 2015 Jkt 235001 before the effective date of this AD is considered acceptable for compliance with the corresponding actions specified in paragraph (f) of this AD. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (h) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Boston Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, may approve E:\FR\FM\06FER1.SGM 06FER1 ER06FE15.000</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Figure 1-2A- Maximum Gross weight for HEC Requiring cat "A' 6652 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 25 / Friday, February 6, 2015 / Rules and Regulations AMOCs for this AD. Send your proposal to: John Coffey, Flight Test Engineer, Boston Aircraft Certification Office, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; telephone (781) 238–7173; email: john.coffey@faa.gov. (2) For operations conducted under a 14 CFR part 119 operating certificate or under 14 CFR part 91, subpart K, we suggest that you notify your principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office or certificate holding district office, before operating any aircraft complying with this AD through an AMOC. (i) Additional Information For service information identified in this AD, contact Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Attn: Manager, Commercial Technical Support, mailstop S581A, 6900 Main Street, Stratford, CT, telephone (203) 383–4866, email address tsslibrary@sikorsky.com, or at http://www.sikorsky.com. You may review a copy of the service information at the FAA, Office of the Regional Counsel, Southwest Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Room 663, Fort Worth, Texas 76137. (j) Subject Joint Aircraft Service Component (JASC) Code: 2510 Flight Compartment Equipment. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on January 16, 2015. Lance T. Gant, Acting Directorate Manager, Rotorcraft Directorate Manager, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2015–02283 Filed 2–5–15; 8:45 am] 17 CFR Parts 229, 230, and 232 [Release Nos. 33–9720; 34–74194; File No. S7–08–10] asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Advertising, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Securities. 17 CFR Parts 229 and 232 Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Securities. Text of Amendments For the reasons set out in the preamble, Title 17, Chapter II, of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows: PART 229—STANDARD INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING FORMS UNDER SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 AND ENERGY POLICY AND CONSERVATION ACT OF 1975— REGULATION S–K Authority: 15 U.S.C. 77e, 77f, 77g, 77h, 77j, 77k, 77s, 77z–2, 77z–3, 77aa(25), 77aa(26), 77ddd, 77eee, 77ggg, 77hhh, 777iii, 77jjj, 77nnn, 77sss, 78c, 78i, 78j, 78j–3,78l, 78m, 78n, 78n–1, 78o, 78u–5, 78w, 78ll, 78mm, 80a–8, 80a–9, 80a–20, 80a–29, 80a– 30, 80a–31(c), 80a–37, 80a–38(a), 80a–39, 80b–11, and 7201 et seq.; and 18 U.S.C. 1350, unless otherwise noted. * § 229.1100 Securities and Exchange Commission. ACTION: Technical amendment. AGENCY: * * * [Amended] 2. Amend § 229.1100 in paragraph (f) by removing the reference ‘‘(§§ 229.1100 through 229.1124)’’ and adding in its place ‘‘(§§ 229.1100 through 229.1125)’’. ■ This release makes technical corrections to rules that were published in the Federal Register on September 24, 2014. The Commission adopted revisions to Regulation AB and other rules governing the offering process, disclosure, and reporting for assetbacked securities. These technical amendments are being published to reinstate language that was inadvertently removed and make other technical corrections. DATES: Effective February 6, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kayla M. Florio, Attorney-Advisor, at Jkt 235001 17 CFR Part 230 * Asset-Backed Securities Disclosure and Registration 17:54 Feb 05, 2015 List of Subjects 1. The authority citation for part 229 continues to read as follows: SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION VerDate Sep<11>2014 This release technical amendments to § 229.1100, § 230.190, and § 232.201 that were published in the Federal Register on September 24, 2014 (79 FR 57184). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ■ BILLING CODE 4910–13–C SUMMARY: (202) 551–3850; Division of Corporation Finance, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–3628. PART 230—GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS, SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 3. The authority citation for part 230 continues to read, in part, as follows: ■ Authority: 15 U.S.C. 77b, 77b note, 77c, 77d, 77d note, 77f, 77g, 77h, 77j, 77r, 77s, 77z–3, 77sss, 78c, 78d, 78j, 78l, 78m, 78n, 78o, 78o–7 note, 78t, 78w, 78ll(d), 78mm, 80a–8, 80a–24, 80a–28, 80a–29, 80a–30, and 80a–37, and Pub. L. 112–106, sec. 201(a), 126 Stat. 313 (2012), unless otherwise noted. * PO 00000 * * Frm 00004 * Fmt 4700 * Sfmt 4700 § 230.190 [Amended] 4. Amend § 230.190 in paragraph (b)(5) by adding ‘‘and’’ after ‘‘securities;’’. ■ PART 232—REGULATION S–T— GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR ELECTRONIC FILINGS 5. The authority citation for part 232 continues to read, in part, as follows: ■ Authority: 15 U.S.C. 77f, 77g, 77h, 77j, 77s(a), 77z–3, 77sss(a), 78c(b), 78l, 78m, 78n, 78o(d), 78w(a), 78ll, 80a–6(c), 80a–8, 80a–29, 80a–30, 80a–37, and 7201 et seq.; and 18 U.S.C. 1350. * * § 232.201 * * * [Amended] 6. Amend § 232.201 in paragraph (a) introductory text by adding ‘‘an application for an order under any section of the Investment Company Act (15 U.S.C. 80a–1 et seq.),’’ after ‘‘a Form D (239.500 of this chapter),’’. ■ Dated: February 3, 2015. Brent J. Fields, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–02425 Filed 2–5–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration 29 CFR Part 1952 [Docket ID. OSHA 2014–0019] RIN 1218–AC92 Arizona State Plan for Occupational Safety and Health Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Department of Labor. ACTION: Rejection of State initiated plan change. AGENCY: This document announces the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) decision to reject Arizona’s standard for fall protection in residential construction. OSHA is deferring decision on the simultaneously proposed action of reconsidering the Arizona State Plan’s final approval status, pending Arizona’s expected repeal of the rejected standard, by operation of law, and subsequent enforcement of a standard that is at least as effective as OSHA’s standard on fall protection in residential construction. DATES: Effective February 6, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For press inquiries: Francis Meilinger, OSHA Office of Communications, Room SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06FER1.SGM 06FER1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2009-1088; Directorate Identifier 2008-SW-76-AD; 
Amendment 39-18091; AD 2014-12-11 R1]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation 
Helicopters

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are revising Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-12-11 for 
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-92A helicopters. AD 
2014-12-11 required revising the Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM) to 
include the appropriate operating limitations for performing Class D 
external load-combination operations. As published, AD 2014-12-11 
referenced an incorrect date for Revision No. 12 of Sikorsky RFM SA 
S92A-RFM-003, Part 1. This AD corrects the error while retaining the 
requirements of AD 2014-12-11. These actions are intended to require 
appropriate operating limitations to allow operators to perform Class D 
external load-combination operations, including human external cargo, 
in this model helicopter that now meets the Category A performance 
standard.

DATES: This AD is effective March 13, 2015.

ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Attn: Manager, Commercial Technical 
Support, mailstop S581A, 6900 Main Street, Stratford, CT, telephone 
(203) 383-4866, email address tsslibrary@sikorsky.com, or at http://www.sikorsky.com. You may view this referenced service information at 
the FAA, of the Regional Counsel, Southwest Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., 
Room 663, Fort Worth, Texas 76137.

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov in Docket No. FAA-2009-1088; 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, any 
incorporated-by-reference information, the economic 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: John Coffey, Flight Test Engineer, 
Boston Aircraft Certification Office, 12 New England Executive Park, 
Burlington, MA 01803; telephone (781) 238-7173; email: 
john.coffey@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Discussion

    We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR 
part 39 to revise AD 2014-12-11, Amendment 39-17872 (79 FR 45085, 
August 4, 2014), which applied to Sikorsky Model S-92A helicopters. The 
NPRM, published in the Federal Register on October 27, 2014 (79 FR 
63855), proposed to retain the requirements of AD 2014-12-11 and 
correct the date of the RFM revision that appeared in the text of the 
rule.
    Specifically, AD 2014-12-11 included the following under paragraph 
(f), Credit for Actions Previously Completed: ``Incorporation of the 
changes contained in Sikorsky RFM SA S92A-RFM-003, Part 1, Revision No. 
12, approved March 21, 2005, before the effective date of this AD is 
considered acceptable for compliance with the corresponding actions 
specified in paragraph (e) of this AD.'' As published, the reference to 
March 21, 2005, was incorrect. The correct approval date for Revision 
12 is December 9, 2010.
    The FAA has determined that it is appropriate to revise AD 2014-12-
11 to correct the RFM approval date. This revision clarifies which RFM 
revision is acceptable to obtain credit for previous actions.
    No other part of the preamble or regulatory information has been 
changed. The final rule is reprinted in its entirety for the 
convenience of affected operators.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD, but we received no comments on the NPRM (79 FR 63855, October 
27, 2014).

FAA's Determination

    We have reviewed the relevant information and determined that an 
unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or develop on other 
helicopters of these same type designs and that air safety and the 
public interest require adopting the AD requirements as proposed.

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 have 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,

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    (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 a regulatory distinction is required, 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.

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) 
2014-12-11, Amendment 39-17872 (79 FR 45085, August 4, 2014), and 
adding the following new AD:

2014-12-11 R1 Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation: Amendment 39-18091; 
Docket No. FAA-2009-1088; Directorate Identifier 2008-SW-76-AD.

(a) Applicability

    This AD applies to Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Model S-92A 
helicopters, certificated in any category.

(b) Unsafe Condition

    This AD defines the unsafe condition as an inaccurate Rotorcraft 
Flight Manual (RFM) provision, which was approved without 
appropriate limitations for this model helicopter for carrying Class 
D external rotorcraft-load combinations, including Human External 
Cargo (HEC), when this model helicopter was not certificated to 
Category A one-engine inoperative (OEI) performance standards, 
including fly away capabilities after an engine failure, which is 
required for carrying HEC.

(c) Affected ADs

    This AD revises AD 2014-12-11, Amendment 39-17872 (79 FR 45085, 
August 4, 2014).

(d) Effective Date

    This AD becomes effective March 13, 2015.

(e) Compliance

    You are responsible for performing each action required by this 
AD within the specified compliance time unless it has already been 
accomplished prior to that time.

(f) Required Actions

    Within 90 days, revise the Operating Limitations section of 
Sikorsky Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM) SA S92A-RFM-003, Part 1, 
Section I, by inserting a copy of this AD into the RFM or by making 
pen and ink changes, as follows:
    (1) In the ``Types of Operation'' section, beneath Hoist, add 
the following: ``The hoist equipment certification installation 
approval does not constitute approval to conduct hoist operations. 
Operational approval for hoist operations must be granted by the 
Federal Aviation Administration. No cabin seats may be installed in 
front of station 317 when conducting Human External Cargo hoist 
operations, which requires Category A performance capabilities.''
    (2) In the ``Flight Limits'' section, add the following: `` 
``HOIST'' When conducting Human External Cargo operations, which 
require category `A' performance capabilities, the minimum hover 
height is 20 feet AGL and the maximum hover height is 80 feet AGL. 
``HOIST'' The collective axis must remain uncoupled when conducting 
Human External Cargo, which requires category `A' performance 
capabilities, for the period of time that the person is off the 
ground or water and not in the aircraft. This can be accomplished by 
either uncoupling the collective axis or by the pilot depressing the 
collective trim switch during the pertinent portion of the 
maneuver.''
    (3) In the ``Weight Limits'' section:
    (i) Remove the following: ``NOTE: The 150 pound hoist decrement 
does not preclude Cat A operations at a gross weight of 26,500 
pounds with a hoist installed. If conditions permit, the pilot may 
go to the right of the 26,500 line on Figure 1-2 to determine a 
maximum gross weight up to 26,650 and then subtract 150 pounds.''
    (ii) Add the following: ``NOTE: If conditions permit, the pilot 
may go to the right of the 26,500 pound line on Figure 1-2 to 
determine the maximum gross weight and then subtract a 150 pound 
hoist decrement. The maximum gross weight for category `A' 
operations cannot exceed 26,500 pounds (12,020 kilograms).''
    (iii) Add the following and insert Figure 1 to Paragraph 
(f)(3)(iii) of this AD:
    `` ``HOIST'' Maximum gross weight for Human External Cargo, 
which requires category `A' performance capabilities, is limited to 
the gross weight determined in accordance with the following Figure 
1 to Paragraph (f)(3)(iii) of this AD for your altitude and 
temperature with the air-conditioner, anti-ice, and bleed air turned 
off.''

    Note 1 to paragraph (f)(3)(iii) of this AD:  Figure 1 to 
Paragraph (f)(3)(iii) of this AD becomes Figure 1-2A when inserted 
in the ``Weight Limits'' section of your RFM.

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(g) Credit for Actions Previously Completed

    Incorporation of the changes contained in Sikorsky RFM SA S92A-
RFM-003, Part 1, Revision No. 12, approved December 9, 2010, before 
the effective date of this AD is considered acceptable for 
compliance with the corresponding actions specified in paragraph (f) 
of this AD.

(h) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (1) The Manager, Boston Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, may 
approve

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AMOCs for this AD. Send your proposal to: John Coffey, Flight Test 
Engineer, Boston Aircraft Certification Office, 12 New England 
Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; telephone (781) 238-7173; 
email: john.coffey@faa.gov.
    (2) For operations conducted under a 14 CFR part 119 operating 
certificate or under 14 CFR part 91, subpart K, we suggest that you 
notify your principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, 
the manager of the local flight standards district office or 
certificate holding district office, before operating any aircraft 
complying with this AD through an AMOC.

(i) Additional Information

    For service information identified in this AD, contact Sikorsky 
Aircraft Corporation, Attn: Manager, Commercial Technical Support, 
mailstop S581A, 6900 Main Street, Stratford, CT, telephone (203) 
383-4866, email address tsslibrary@sikorsky.com, or at http://www.sikorsky.com. You may review a copy of the service information 
at the FAA, Office of the Regional Counsel, Southwest Region, 2601 
Meacham Blvd., Room 663, Fort Worth, Texas 76137.

(j) Subject

    Joint Aircraft Service Component (JASC) Code: 2510 Flight 
Compartment Equipment.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on January 16, 2015.
Lance T. Gant,
Acting Directorate Manager, Rotorcraft Directorate Manager, Aircraft 
Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-02283 Filed 2-5-15; 8:45 am]
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