Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes, 32449-32451 [2015-11389]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 110 / Tuesday, June 9, 2015 / Rules and Regulations service information at the FAA, Office of the Regional Counsel, Southwest Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Room 663, Fort Worth, Texas 76137. (2) The subject of this AD is addressed in European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD No. 2012–0195–E, dated September 24, 2012, and corrected September 25, 2012. You may view the EASA AD on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov in Docket No. FAA–2015–1937. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=FAA-2014-0754; 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 Bombardier service information identified in this AD, contact Bombardier, Inc., Q-Series 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. For Parker service information identified in this AD, contact Parker Aerospace, 14300 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92618; phone: 949–833–3000; Internet: http:// www.parker.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. It is also available on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2014–0754. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fabio Buttitta, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe and Mechanical Systems Branch, ANE–171, FAA, New York Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7303; fax 516–794–5531. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 hydraulic fluid loss from the reservoir of the main landing gear (MLG) alternate extension system. This AD requires inspection for correct assembly of the MLG alternate extension system reservoir lid, and corrective action if necessary. We are issuing this AD to, in the event of a failure of the primary MLG extension system, prevent failure of the alternate MLG extension system to fully extend the MLG into a down-and-locked position, which could result in collapse of both left-hand and right-hand MLG sides during touchdown. 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 October 23, 2014 (79 FR 63341). Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation authority for Canada, has issued Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF–2014–15, dated June 6, 2014 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC–8–400 series airplanes. The MCAI states: This AD becomes effective July 14, 2015. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of July 14, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// Several cases have been reported of hydraulic fluid loss from the main landing gear (MLG) alternate extension system reservoir and in one case, the reservoir was found empty. The cause was determined to be an incorrectly assembled reservoir lid. In the event of a failed primary MLG extension system, an alternate MLG extension system with an empty reservoir may not be able to fully (k) Subject Joint Aircraft Service Component (JASC) Code: 6400 Tail Rotor System. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on May 26, 2015. Lance T. Gant, Acting Directorate Manager, Rotorcraft Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2015–13845 Filed 6–8–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2014–0754; Directorate Identifier 2014–NM–136–AD; Amendment 39–18156; AD 2015–10–01] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes AGENCY: SUMMARY: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:56 Jun 08, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 32449 extend the MLG into the down and locked position, resulting in an unsafe landing configuration. This [Canadian] AD mandates the [general visual] inspection of the MLG alternate extension system reservoir lid for correct assembly and the required rectification [i.e., corrective action which consists of repairing the lid assembly]. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=FAA-2014-07540002. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM (79 FR 63341, October 23, 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 63341, October 23, 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 63341, October 23, 2014). Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 Bombardier has issued Service Bulletin 84–29–34, dated May 9, 2013, with the attached Parker Service Bulletin 82910012–29–431, dated October 22, 2012. This service information describes procedures to inspect the lid assembly of the MLG alternate extension system reservoir for correct assembly and corrective actions. This service information is reasonably available because the interested parties have access to it through their normal course of business or by the means identified in the ADDRESSES section of this AD. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD affects 173 airplanes of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it will take about 4 work-hours per product to comply with the 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 $58,820, or $340 per product. In addition, we estimate that any necessary follow-on actions will take E:\FR\FM\09JNR1.SGM 09JNR1 32450 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 110 / Tuesday, June 9, 2015 / Rules and Regulations about 2 work-hours and require parts costing $0, for a cost of $170 per product. We have no way of determining the number of aircraft that might need this action. Authority for This Rulemaking 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. 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. Adoption of the Amendment Regulatory Findings (b) Affected ADs None. 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. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D= FAA-2014-0754; 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 15:56 Jun 08, 2015 Jkt 235001 Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: 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 adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ 2015–10–01 Bombardier, Inc.: Amendment 39–18156. Docket No. FAA–2014–0754; Directorate Identifier 2014–NM–136–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD becomes effective July 14, 2015. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC–8–401, –402, and –403 airplanes, certificated in any category, serial numbers 4001 through 4424 inclusive. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 29, Hydraulic Power. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by reports of hydraulic fluid loss from the reservoir of the main landing gear (MLG) alternate extension system. We are issuing this AD to, in the event of a failure of the primary MLG extension system, prevent failure of the alternate MLG extension system to fully extend the MLG into a down-and-locked position, which could result in collapse of both left-hand and right-hand MLG sides during touchdown. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Inspection and Corrective Action Within 2,000 flight hours or 12 months after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first: Do a general visual inspection of the MLG alternate extension system reservoir lid for correct assembly, and do all applicable corrective actions, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 84–29–34, dated May 9, 2013, and with the attached Parker Service Bulletin 82910012–29–431, dated October 22, PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (h) Credit for Previous Actions This paragraph provides credit for actions required by paragraph (g) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Bombardier All Operator Message 543, dated October 17, 2012, which is not incorporated by reference in this AD. (i) Other FAA AD Provisions PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES § 39.13 2012, as referenced in Bombardier Service Bulletin 84–29–34, dated May 9, 2013. Do all applicable corrective actions within 2,000 flight hours or 12 months after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first. The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New York Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), ANE–170, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the ACO, send it to ATTN: Program Manager, Continuing Operational Safety, FAA, New York ACO, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7300; fax 516–794–5531. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. The AMOC approval letter must specifically reference this AD. (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, New York ACO, ANE–170, FAA; or Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA); or Bombardier, Inc.’s TCCA Design Approval Organization (DAO). If approved by the DAO, the approval must include the DAO-authorized signature. (j) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF–2014–15, dated June 6, 2014, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=FAA-2014-0754-0002. (2) Service information identified in this AD that is not incorporated by reference is available at the addresses specified in paragraphs (k)(3) and (k)(5) of this AD. (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) Bombardier Service Bulletin 84–29–34, dated May 9, 2013. (ii) Parker Service Bulletin 82910012–29– 431, dated October 22, 2012. E:\FR\FM\09JNR1.SGM 09JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 110 / Tuesday, June 9, 2015 / Rules and Regulations (3) For Bombardier service information identified in this AD, contact Bombardier, Inc., Q-Series 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. (4) For Parker service information identified in this AD, contact Parker Aerospace, 14300 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA, 92618; phone: 949–833–3000; Internet: http://www.parker.com. (5) 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. (6) 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. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain document listed in this AD as of June 24, 2015. We must receive comments on this AD by August 10, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Docket: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Send comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: Deliver to the ‘‘Mail’’ address between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Issued in Renton, Washington, on May 1, 2015. Jeffrey E. Duven, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. Examining the AD Docket [FR Doc. 2015–11389 Filed 6–8–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2015–1936; Directorate Identifier 2014–SW–005–AD; Amendment 39–18170; AD 2015–11–07] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. Helicopters Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Agusta S.p.A. Model AB412 and AB412 EP helicopters. This AD requires inspecting the tail rotor (T/R) drive shaft flanged adapter (adapter) for a crack and removing the adapter from service if there is a crack. This AD is prompted by a report of a crack found in an adapter. These actions are intended to detect a crack in the adapter and prevent failure of the T/R drive shaft, which could result in reduced control of the helicopter. Comments Invited This AD becomes effective June 24, 2015. This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight safety, and SUMMARY: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov or in person at the Docket Operations Office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Emergency AD (EAD), any incorporated by reference service information, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Operations Office (telephone 800- 647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. For service information identified in this AD, contact AgustaWestland, Product Support Engineering, Via del Gregge, 100, 21015 Lonate Pozzolo (VA) Italy, ATTN: Maurizio D’Angelo; telephone 39–0331–664757; fax 39– 0331–664680; or at http:// www.agustawestland.com/technicalbulletins. You may review the referenced service information at the FAA, Office of the Regional Counsel, Southwest Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Room 663, Fort Worth, Texas 76137. It is also available on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov in Docket No. FAA–2015–1936. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Grant, Aviation Safety Engineer, Safety Management Group, FAA, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76137; telephone (817) 222–5110; email robert.grant@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:56 Jun 08, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 32451 we did not provide you with notice and an opportunity to provide your comments prior to it becoming effective. However, we invite you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting written comments, data, or views. We also invite comments relating to the economic, environmental, energy, or federalism impacts that resulted from adopting this AD. The most helpful comments reference a specific portion of the AD, explain the reason for any recommended change, and include supporting data. To ensure the docket does not contain duplicate comments, commenters should send only one copy of written comments, or if comments are filed electronically, commenters should submit them only one time. We will file in the docket all comments that we receive, as well as a report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerning this rulemaking during the comment period. We will consider all the comments we receive and may conduct additional rulemaking based on those comments. Discussion This AD action was prompted by EAD No. 2014–0040–E, dated February 19, 2014, issued by EASA, which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Union, to correct an unsafe condition for certain AgustaWestland S.p.A. Model AB 412 and AB 412 EP helicopters. EASA advises that a crack was found in an adapter, part number (P/N) 412–040– 622–101, installed on a Model AB 412 EP helicopter. EASA further advises that the condition, if not detected and corrected, could lead to T/R drive shaft failure, possibly resulting in reduced control of the helicopter. To address this unsafe condition, the EASA EAD requires repetitive inspections of adapters, P/N 412–040–622–101 and P/ N 412–040–623–101, for a crack and replacing a cracked adapter. EASA also requires reporting and sending the cracked adapter to AgustaWestland for investigation. FAA’s Determination These helicopters have been approved by the aviation authority of Italy and are approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant to our bilateral agreement with Italy, the EASA, its technical representative, has notified us of the unsafe condition described in the EASA AD. We are issuing this AD because we evaluated all information provided by the EASA and determined the unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or develop on other helicopters of these same type designs. E:\FR\FM\09JNR1.SGM 09JNR1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 110 (Tuesday, June 9, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 32449-32451]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-11389]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2014-0754; Directorate Identifier 2014-NM-136-AD; 
Amendment 39-18156; AD 2015-10-01]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. 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 certain 
Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This AD was prompted 
by reports of hydraulic fluid loss from the reservoir of the main 
landing gear (MLG) alternate extension system. This AD requires 
inspection for correct assembly of the MLG alternate extension system 
reservoir lid, and corrective action if necessary. We are issuing this 
AD to, in the event of a failure of the primary MLG extension system, 
prevent failure of the alternate MLG extension system to fully extend 
the MLG into a down-and-locked position, which could result in collapse 
of both left-hand and right-hand MLG sides during touchdown.

DATES: This AD becomes effective July 14, 2015.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of July 14, 
2015.

ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=FAA-2014-0754; 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 Bombardier service information identified in this AD, contact 
Bombardier, Inc., Q-Series 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. For Parker service information identified in this 
AD, contact Parker Aerospace, 14300 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92618; 
phone: 949-833-3000; Internet: http://www.parker.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. It is also 
available on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching 
for and locating Docket No. FAA-2014-0754.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fabio Buttitta, Aerospace Engineer, 
Airframe and Mechanical Systems Branch, ANE-171, FAA, New York Aircraft 
Certification Office (ACO), 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, 
NY 11590; telephone 516-228-7303; 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 October 23, 2014 (79 FR 63341).
    Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation 
authority for Canada, has issued Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF-
2014-15, dated June 6, 2014 (referred to after this as the Mandatory 
Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ``the MCAI''), to correct an 
unsafe condition for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400 series 
airplanes. The MCAI states:

Several cases have been reported of hydraulic fluid loss from the 
main landing gear (MLG) alternate extension system reservoir and in 
one case, the reservoir was found empty. The cause was determined to 
be an incorrectly assembled reservoir lid. In the event of a failed 
primary MLG extension system, an alternate MLG extension system with 
an empty reservoir may not be able to fully extend the MLG into the 
down and locked position, resulting in an unsafe landing 
configuration.

This [Canadian] AD mandates the [general visual] inspection of the 
MLG alternate extension system reservoir lid for correct assembly 
and the required rectification [i.e., corrective action which 
consists of repairing the lid assembly].

    You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FAA-2014-0754-0002.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM (79 FR 63341, October 23, 
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 63341, October 23, 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 63341, October 23, 2014).

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    Bombardier has issued Service Bulletin 84-29-34, dated May 9, 2013, 
with the attached Parker Service Bulletin 82910012-29-431, dated 
October 22, 2012. This service information describes procedures to 
inspect the lid assembly of the MLG alternate extension system 
reservoir for correct assembly and corrective actions. This service 
information is reasonably available because the interested parties have 
access to it through their normal course of business or by the means 
identified in the ADDRESSES section of this AD.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD affects 173 airplanes of U.S. registry.
    We also estimate that it will take about 4 work-hours per product 
to comply with the 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 $58,820, or $340 per product.
    In addition, we estimate that any necessary follow-on actions will 
take

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about 2 work-hours and require parts costing $0, for a cost of $170 per 
product. We have no way of determining the number of aircraft that 
might need this action.

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-2014-0754; 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

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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):

2015-10-01 Bombardier, Inc.: Amendment 39-18156. Docket No. FAA-
2014-0754; Directorate Identifier 2014-NM-136-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD becomes effective July 14, 2015.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-401, -402, and -
403 airplanes, certificated in any category, serial numbers 4001 
through 4424 inclusive.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 29, Hydraulic 
Power.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by reports of hydraulic fluid loss from the 
reservoir of the main landing gear (MLG) alternate extension system. 
We are issuing this AD to, in the event of a failure of the primary 
MLG extension system, prevent failure of the alternate MLG extension 
system to fully extend the MLG into a down-and-locked position, 
which could result in collapse of both left-hand and right-hand MLG 
sides during touchdown.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Inspection and Corrective Action

    Within 2,000 flight hours or 12 months after the effective date 
of this AD, whichever occurs first: Do a general visual inspection 
of the MLG alternate extension system reservoir lid for correct 
assembly, and do all applicable corrective actions, in accordance 
with the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 
84-29-34, dated May 9, 2013, and with the attached Parker Service 
Bulletin 82910012-29-431, dated October 22, 2012, as referenced in 
Bombardier Service Bulletin 84-29-34, dated May 9, 2013. Do all 
applicable corrective actions within 2,000 flight hours or 12 months 
after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first.

(h) Credit for Previous Actions

    This paragraph provides credit for actions required by paragraph 
(g) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective 
date of this AD using Bombardier All Operator Message 543, dated 
October 17, 2012, which is not incorporated by reference in this AD.

(i) Other FAA AD Provisions

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New 
York Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), ANE-170, FAA, has the 
authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the 
procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, 
send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight 
Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information 
directly to the ACO, send it to ATTN: Program Manager, Continuing 
Operational Safety, FAA, New York ACO, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 
410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516-228-7300; fax 516-794-5531. 
Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal 
inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the 
local flight standards district office/certificate holding district 
office. The AMOC approval letter must specifically reference this 
AD.
    (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD 
to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be 
accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, New York ACO, 
ANE-170, FAA; or Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA); or 
Bombardier, Inc.'s TCCA Design Approval Organization (DAO). If 
approved by the DAO, the approval must include the DAO-authorized 
signature.

(j) Related Information

    (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information 
(MCAI) Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF-2014-15, dated June 6, 
2014, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD 
docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FAA-2014-0754-0002.
    (2) Service information identified in this AD that is not 
incorporated by reference is available at the addresses specified in 
paragraphs (k)(3) and (k)(5) of this AD.

(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) Bombardier Service Bulletin 84-29-34, dated May 9, 2013.
    (ii) Parker Service Bulletin 82910012-29-431, dated October 22, 
2012.

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    (3) For Bombardier service information identified in this AD, 
contact Bombardier, Inc., Q-Series 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.
    (4) For Parker service information identified in this AD, 
contact Parker Aerospace, 14300 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA, 92618; 
phone: 949-833-3000; Internet: http://www.parker.com.
    (5) 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.
    (6) 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 May 1, 2015.
Jeffrey E. Duven,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-11389 Filed 6-8-15; 8:45 am]
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