Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Helicopters, 57751-57753 [2015-24148]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / Proposed Rules Service Bulletin 777–78–0082, dated November 9, 2011. This service information is not incorporated by reference in this AD (q) Terminating Action for AD 2005–07–24, Amendment 39–14049 (70 FR 18285, April 11, 2005) Accomplishing the actions specified in paragraph (q)(1), (q)(2), or (q)(3) of this AD terminates the actions required by paragraphs (f), (g), and (h) of AD 2005–07–24, Amendment 39–14049 (70 FR 18285, April 11, 2005). (1) The actions required by paragraph (g) of this AD. (2) The inspections required by paragraphs (i) and (k) of this AD, and, as applicable, the actions required by paragraph (j) of this AD. (3) The installation specified in paragraph (l) of this AD. (r) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 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 manager of the ACO, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (s)(1) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-Seattle-ACO-AMOCRequests@faa.gov. (2) 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. (3) An AMOC that provides an acceptable level of safety may be used for any structural repair required by this AD if it is approved by the Boeing Commercial Airplanes Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) that has been authorized by the Manager, Seattle ACO, to make those findings. For a repair method to be approved, the repair must meet the certification basis of the airplane, and the approval must specifically refer to this AD. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS (s) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Kevin Nguyen, Aerospace Engineer, Propulsion Branch, ANM–140S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, Washington 98057– 3356; phone: 425–917–6501; fax: 425–917– 6590; email: kevin.nguyen@faa.gov. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, P.O. Box 3707, MC 2H–65, Seattle, WA 98124–2207; telephone 206– 544–5000, extension 1; fax 206–766–5680; Internet https://www.myboeingfleet.com. You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 Issued in Renton, Washington, on September 16, 2015. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2015–24344 Filed 9–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2015–3942; Directorate Identifier 2014–SW–064–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Helicopters Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: SUMMARY: We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2014–07– 04R1 for certain Sikorsky Model S–92A helicopters. AD 2014–07–04R1 currently requires repetitive inspections in the upper deck area for incorrectly installed clamps and chafing between the electrical wires and the hydraulic lines and replacing any unairworthy wires or hydraulic lines. Since we issued AD 2014–07–04R1, the manufacturer has developed an alteration that corrects the unsafe condition described in AD 2014–07– 04R1. This proposed AD would require altering the wiring system in the upper deck area. These proposed actions are intended to prevent a fire in an area of the helicopter without extinguishing capability and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by November 24, 2015. 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. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 57751 Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2015– 3942; 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 proposed AD, the economic evaluation, 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 proposed AD, contact Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Customer Service Engineering, 124 Quarry Road, Trumbull, CT 06611; telephone 1–800Winged-S or 203–416–4299; email sikorskywcs@sikorsky.com. You may review service information at the FAA, Office of the Regional Counsel, Southwest Region, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy, Room 6N–321, Fort Worth, Texas 76177. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ian Lucas, Aviation Safety Engineer, Boston Aircraft Certification Office, Engine & Propeller Directorate, FAA, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, Massachusetts 01803; telephone (781) 238–7757; email ian.lucas@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited 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 might result from adopting the proposals in this document. The most helpful comments reference a specific portion of the proposal, 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 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 proposed rulemaking. Before acting on this proposal, we will consider all comments we receive on or before the closing date for comments. We will consider comments filed after the comment period has closed if it is possible to do so without incurring expense or delay. We may change this E:\FR\FM\25SEP1.SGM 25SEP1 57752 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / Proposed Rules proposal in light of the comments we receive. Discussion On March 28, 2014, we issued AD 2014–07–04, Amendment 39–17818 (79 FR 21385, April 16, 2014), for certain serial-numbered Sikorsky Model S92A helicopters. AD 2014–07–04 required repetitively inspecting the upper deck area for incorrectly installed clamps and chafing between the electrical wires and the hydraulic lines, replacing any unairworthy wires or hydraulic lines, and correcting any clamps that were installed incorrectly. Due to typographical errors when the AD was published, an incorrect serial number and an incorrect reference to the service information appeared in the text of the rule. On August 21, 2014, we issued AD 2014–07–04R1, Amendment 39–17964 (79 FR 54893, September 15, 2014), to correct these errors. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Actions Since AD 2014–07–04R1 Was Issued Since we issued AD 2014–07–04R1 (79 FR 54893, September 15, 2014), Sikorsky has developed an alteration to correct the unsafe condition described in AD 2014–07–04R1. The alteration creates separate engine inlet and alternating current (AC) generator feeder lines, which were previously combined as an assembly. The new engine inlet feeder lines are rerouted through the cabin to the AC power distributors. The alteration also involves removing certain hydraulic to electrical clamps, which support the top deck main harnesses, and adding independent electrical brackets to create greater separation from the hydraulic lines. These proposed actions are intended to alter the wiring installation in the upper deck to prevent chafing between the electrical lines and hydraulic hoses. This condition, if not prevented, could result in a fire in an area of the helicopter without extinguishing capability and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. FAA’s Determination We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all the relevant information and determined the unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or develop in other products of this same type design. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 Sikorsky has issued Special Service Instructions SSI No. 92–070A, Revision A, dated April 25, 2014 (SSI 92–070A), which contains procedures to alter the wiring system in the upper deck area to VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 prevent chafing. This service information is reasonably available because the interested parties have access to it through their normal course of business or by means identified in the Addresses Section of this proposed AD. Other Related Service Information We also reviewed Alert Service Bulletin ASB 92–20–003, Basic Issue, dated May 5, 2014 (ASB 92–20–003). ASB 92–20–003 specifies a one-time modification of the upper deck wiring harnesses to prevent possible chafing by complying with SSI 92–070A. Proposed AD Requirements This proposed AD would require altering the wiring system in the upper deck area. Differences Between This Proposed AD and the Service Information The service information provides a compliance date of November 5, 2015; the proposed AD would require a compliance time of 150 hours TIS. Also, the service information requires submitting certain documentation to the manufacturer, and the proposed AD would not. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this proposed AD would affect 20 helicopters of U.S. Registry. We estimate that operators may incur the following costs in order to comply with this AD. Labor costs are estimated at $85 per work hour. Rerouting the upper deck wiring system and replacing and installing new parts would take 58 work hours and $8,000 in required parts, for a total cost of $12,930 per helicopter and $258,600 for the fleet. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 products identified in this rulemaking action. Regulatory Findings We determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would 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, I certify this proposed regulation: 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 to the extent that it justifies making a regulatory distinction; and 4. Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. We prepared an economic evaluation of the estimated costs to comply with this proposed AD and placed it in the AD docket. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 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 removing Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014–07–04R1, Amendment 39–17964 (79 FR 54893, September 15, 2014), and adding the following new AD: ■ Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation: Docket No. FAA–2015–3942; Directorate Identifier 2014–SW–064–AD. (a) Applicability This AD applies to Model S–92A helicopters, serial number 920006 through 920084, certificated in any category. (b) Unsafe Condition This AD defines the unsafe condition as an incorrectly installed clamp that does not E:\FR\FM\25SEP1.SGM 25SEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / Proposed Rules provide adequate clearance to prevent chafing between the high voltage electrical lines and the hydraulic hoses. This condition could result in a fire in an area of the helicopter without extinguishing capability and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on September 17, 2015. James A. Grigg, Acting Manager, Rotorcraft Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2015–24148 Filed 9–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P (c) Affected ADs This AD supersedes AD 2014–07–04R1, Amendment 39–17964 (79 FR 54893, September 15, 2014). DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration (d) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by November 24, 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. Within 150 hours time-in-service, reroute the left hand and right hand upper deck wiring system by complying with the Instructions, paragraph B, of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Special Service Instructions SSI No. 92–070A, Revision A, dated April 25, 2014. (g) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Boston Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, may approve AMOCs for this AD. Send your proposal to: Ian Lucas, Aviation Safety Engineer, Engine & Propeller Directorate, FAA, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, Massachusetts 01803; telephone (781) 238– 7757; email ian.lucas@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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS (h) Additional Information Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Alert Service Bulletin ASB 92–20–003, Basic Issue, dated May 5, 2014, which is not incorporated by reference, contains additional information about the subject of this AD. For service information identified in this AD, contact Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Customer Service Engineering, 124 Quarry Road, Trumbull, CT 06611; telephone 1–800Winged-S or 203–416–4299; email sikorskywcs@sikorsky.com. You may review the service information at the FAA, Office of the Regional Counsel, Southwest Region, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy, Room 6N–321, Fort Worth, Texas 76177. (i) Subject Joint Aircraft Service Component (JASC) Code: 2910 Main Hydraulic System. 17:43 Sep 24, 2015 [Docket No. FAA–2015–3956; Directorate Identifier 2015–CE–032–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Alpha Aviation Concept Limited Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: (f) Required Actions VerDate Sep<11>2014 14 CFR Part 39 Jkt 235001 SUMMARY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Alpha Aviation Concept Limited Model R2160 airplanes that would supersede AD 2008–09–01. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as a need to revise the maintenance program to include the revised airworthiness limitations for the internal wing structure and wing attachment inspections. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products. We must receive comments on this proposed AD by November 9, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this proposed AD, contact Alpha DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 57753 Aviation Holdings Limited, Steele Road, RD 2 Hamilton Airport, Hamilton 3282, New Zealand, telephone: +64 7 843 9877; fax: +64 7 929 2878; Internet: http://www.alphaaviation.co.nz/. You may review copies of the referenced service information at the FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. You may review copies of the referenced service information at the FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (816) 329–4148. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2015– 3956; 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 proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Office (telephone (800) 647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karl Schletzbaum, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4123; fax: (816) 329–4090; email: karl.schletzbaum@ faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2015–3956; Directorate Identifier 2015–CE–032–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this proposed AD because of those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we receive about this proposed AD. Discussion On April 11, 2008, we issued AD 2008–09–01, Amendment 39–15481 (73 E:\FR\FM\25SEP1.SGM 25SEP1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 186 (Friday, September 25, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 57751-57753]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-24148]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2015-3942; Directorate Identifier 2014-SW-064-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation 
(Sikorsky) Helicopters

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2014-07-
04R1 for certain Sikorsky Model S-92A helicopters. AD 2014-07-04R1 
currently requires repetitive inspections in the upper deck area for 
incorrectly installed clamps and chafing between the electrical wires 
and the hydraulic lines and replacing any unairworthy wires or 
hydraulic lines. Since we issued AD 2014-07-04R1, the manufacturer has 
developed an alteration that corrects the unsafe condition described in 
AD 2014-07-04R1. This proposed AD would require altering the wiring 
system in the upper deck area. These proposed actions are intended to 
prevent a fire in an area of the helicopter without extinguishing 
capability and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.

DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by November 24, 
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.

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2015-
3942; 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 proposed AD, the economic evaluation, 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 proposed AD, contact 
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Customer Service Engineering, 124 Quarry 
Road, Trumbull, CT 06611; telephone 1-800-Winged-S or 203-416-4299; 
email sikorskywcs@sikorsky.com. You may review service information at 
the FAA, Office of the Regional Counsel, Southwest Region, 10101 
Hillwood Pkwy, Room 6N-321, Fort Worth, Texas 76177.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ian Lucas, Aviation Safety Engineer, 
Boston Aircraft Certification Office, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 
FAA, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, Massachusetts 01803; 
telephone (781) 238-7757; email ian.lucas@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comments Invited

    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 might 
result from adopting the proposals in this document. The most helpful 
comments reference a specific portion of the proposal, 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 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 proposed rulemaking. Before acting on this proposal, we 
will consider all comments we receive on or before the closing date for 
comments. We will consider comments filed after the comment period has 
closed if it is possible to do so without incurring expense or delay. 
We may change this

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proposal in light of the comments we receive.

Discussion

    On March 28, 2014, we issued AD 2014-07-04, Amendment 39-17818 (79 
FR 21385, April 16, 2014), for certain serial-numbered Sikorsky Model 
S92A helicopters. AD 2014-07-04 required repetitively inspecting the 
upper deck area for incorrectly installed clamps and chafing between 
the electrical wires and the hydraulic lines, replacing any unairworthy 
wires or hydraulic lines, and correcting any clamps that were installed 
incorrectly. Due to typographical errors when the AD was published, an 
incorrect serial number and an incorrect reference to the service 
information appeared in the text of the rule. On August 21, 2014, we 
issued AD 2014-07-04R1, Amendment 39-17964 (79 FR 54893, September 15, 
2014), to correct these errors.

Actions Since AD 2014-07-04R1 Was Issued

    Since we issued AD 2014-07-04R1 (79 FR 54893, September 15, 2014), 
Sikorsky has developed an alteration to correct the unsafe condition 
described in AD 2014-07-04R1. The alteration creates separate engine 
inlet and alternating current (AC) generator feeder lines, which were 
previously combined as an assembly. The new engine inlet feeder lines 
are rerouted through the cabin to the AC power distributors. The 
alteration also involves removing certain hydraulic to electrical 
clamps, which support the top deck main harnesses, and adding 
independent electrical brackets to create greater separation from the 
hydraulic lines. These proposed actions are intended to alter the 
wiring installation in the upper deck to prevent chafing between the 
electrical lines and hydraulic hoses. This condition, if not prevented, 
could result in a fire in an area of the helicopter without 
extinguishing capability and subsequent loss of control of the 
helicopter.

FAA's Determination

    We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all the relevant 
information and determined the unsafe condition described previously is 
likely to exist or develop in other products of this same type design.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    Sikorsky has issued Special Service Instructions SSI No. 92-070A, 
Revision A, dated April 25, 2014 (SSI 92-070A), which contains 
procedures to alter the wiring system in the upper deck area to prevent 
chafing. This service information is reasonably available because the 
interested parties have access to it through their normal course of 
business or by means identified in the Addresses Section of this 
proposed AD.

Other Related Service Information

    We also reviewed Alert Service Bulletin ASB 92-20-003, Basic Issue, 
dated May 5, 2014 (ASB 92-20-003). ASB 92-20-003 specifies a one-time 
modification of the upper deck wiring harnesses to prevent possible 
chafing by complying with SSI 92-070A.

Proposed AD Requirements

    This proposed AD would require altering the wiring system in the 
upper deck area.

Differences Between This Proposed AD and the Service Information

    The service information provides a compliance date of November 5, 
2015; the proposed AD would require a compliance time of 150 hours TIS. 
Also, the service information requires submitting certain documentation 
to the manufacturer, and the proposed AD would not.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this proposed AD would affect 20 helicopters of 
U.S. Registry.
    We estimate that operators may incur the following costs in order 
to comply with this AD. Labor costs are estimated at $85 per work hour. 
Rerouting the upper deck wiring system and replacing and installing new 
parts would take 58 work hours and $8,000 in required parts, for a 
total cost of $12,930 per helicopter and $258,600 for the fleet.

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 proposed AD would not have federalism 
implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would 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, I certify this proposed regulation:
    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 to the extent that 
it justifies making a regulatory distinction; and
    4. Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or 
negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
    We prepared an economic evaluation of the estimated costs to comply 
with this proposed AD and placed it in the AD docket.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

    Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by 
reference, Safety.

The Proposed Amendment

    Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the 
Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 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) 
2014-07-04R1, Amendment 39-17964 (79 FR 54893, September 15, 2014), and 
adding the following new AD:

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation: Docket No. FAA-2015-3942; Directorate 
Identifier 2014-SW-064-AD.

(a) Applicability

    This AD applies to Model S-92A helicopters, serial number 920006 
through 920084, certificated in any category.

(b) Unsafe Condition

    This AD defines the unsafe condition as an incorrectly installed 
clamp that does not

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provide adequate clearance to prevent chafing between the high 
voltage electrical lines and the hydraulic hoses. This condition 
could result in a fire in an area of the helicopter without 
extinguishing capability and subsequent loss of control of the 
helicopter.

(c) Affected ADs

    This AD supersedes AD 2014-07-04R1, Amendment 39-17964 (79 FR 
54893, September 15, 2014).

(d) Comments Due Date

    We must receive comments by November 24, 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 150 hours time-in-service, reroute the left hand and 
right hand upper deck wiring system by complying with the 
Instructions, paragraph B, of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Special 
Service Instructions SSI No. 92-070A, Revision A, dated April 25, 
2014.

(g) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (1) The Manager, Boston Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, may 
approve AMOCs for this AD. Send your proposal to: Ian Lucas, 
Aviation Safety Engineer, Engine & Propeller Directorate, FAA, 12 
New England Executive Park, Burlington, Massachusetts 01803; 
telephone (781) 238-7757; email ian.lucas@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.

(h) Additional Information

    Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Alert Service Bulletin ASB 92-20-
003, Basic Issue, dated May 5, 2014, which is not incorporated by 
reference, contains additional information about the subject of this 
AD. For service information identified in this AD, contact Sikorsky 
Aircraft Corporation, Customer Service Engineering, 124 Quarry Road, 
Trumbull, CT 06611; telephone 1-800-Winged-S or 203-416-4299; email 
sikorskywcs@sikorsky.com.
    You may review the service information at the FAA, Office of the 
Regional Counsel, Southwest Region, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy, Room 6N-
321, Fort Worth, Texas 76177.

(i) Subject

    Joint Aircraft Service Component (JASC) Code: 2910 Main 
Hydraulic System.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on September 17, 2015.
James A. Grigg,
Acting Manager, Rotorcraft Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-24148 Filed 9-24-15; 8:45 am]
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