Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes, 64375-64378 [2015-26611]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 205 / Friday, October 23, 2015 / Proposed Rules (1) A high-pressure compressor (HPC) rotor stage 2 to 5 spool, part number (P/N) 382– 104–807–0, with a serial number (S/N) listed in EA Service Bulletin (SB) No. EAGP7–72– 327, dated July 21, 2015; or (2) an HPC rotor stage 7 to 9 spool, P/N 2031M90G04, 2031M90G05, or 2031M90G07, with an S/N listed in EA SB No. EAGP7–72– 328, dated July 21, 2015. 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7125. (d) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by reports of the installation of non-conforming honeycomb seals in the HPC adjacent to the HPC rotor stage 2 to 5 spool and stage 7 to 9 spool. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the HPC rotor stage 2 to 5 spools and stage 7 to 9 spools, which could lead to uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane. [FR Doc. 2015–26755 Filed 10–22–15; 8:45 am] (e) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. Within 30 days after the effective date of this AD or before accumulating 2,100 engine cycles since the last disassembly of the compressor module of the engine, whichever occurs later: (1) For engines with an HPC rotor stage 2 to 5 spool, P/N 382–104–807–0, installed with a S/N listed in EA SB No. EAGP7–72– 327, dated July 21, 2015, do the following: (i) Remove the HPC rotor stage 2 to 5 spool from service and replace with a part eligible for installation. (ii) Remove and replace the honeycomb seals on the HPC stage 5 vanes. (2) For engines with an HPC rotor stage 7 to 9 spool, P/N 2031M90G04, 2031M90G05, or 2031M90G07 installed with an S/N listed in EA SB No. EAGP7–72–328, dated July 21, 2015, do the following: (i) Remove the HPC rotor stage 7 to 9 spool from service and replace with a part eligible for installation. (ii) Remove and replace the honeycomb seals on the HPC stage 6, stage 7, and stage 8 vanes. [Docket No. FAA–2015–4202; Directorate Identifier 2014–NM–016–AD] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS (f) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) The Manager, Engine Certification Office, may approve AMOCs for this AD. Use the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19 to make your request. You may email your request to: ANE-AD-AMOC@faa.gov. (g) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Martin Adler, Aerospace Engineer, Engine & Propeller Directorate, FAA, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238–7157; fax: 781–238– 7199; email: martin.adler@faa.gov. (2) EA SBs No. EAGP7–72–327, dated July 21, 2015; and No. EAGP7–72–328, dated July 21, 2015 can be obtained from EA using the contact information in paragraph (g)(3) of this proposed AD. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Engine Alliance, 400 Main St., East Hartford, CT 06108, M/S 169–10, phone: 800–565–0140; email: help24@ pw.utc.com; Web site: www.engineallianceportal.com. (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Oct 22, 2015 Jkt 238001 Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on October 16, 2015. Colleen M. D’Alessandro, Directorate Manager, Engine & Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012–18– 12, for certain Airbus Model A318, A319, and A320 series airplanes. AD 2012–18–12 currently requires modifying the off-wing escape slide (OWS) enclosures on the left-hand (LH) side and right-hand (RH) side of the fuselage. Since we issued AD 2012–18– 12, we have received reports that additional OWS part numbers have been affected. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2012–18– 12 and expand the applicability to all Airbus Model A318, A319, and A320 series airplanes. We are proposing this AD to prevent off-wing exits on the LH and RH sides of the fuselage from becoming inoperative, which, during an emergency, could impair the safe evacuation of occupants, possibly resulting in personal injuries. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by December 7, 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., SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 64375 Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For Airbus service information identified in this proposed AD, contact Airbus, Airworthiness Office—EIAS, 1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France; telephone +33 5 61 93 36 96; fax +33 5 61 93 44 51; email account.airworth-eas@airbus.com; Internet http://www.airbus.com. For Air Cruisers service information identified in this proposed AD, contact Air Cruisers Company, Cage Code 70167, 1747 State Route 34, Wall Township, NJ 07727–3935; telephone 732–681–3527; fax 732–681–9163; Internet http://www. zodiacaerospace.com/en/our-activities/ aerosafety/zodiac-evacuation-systems. 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. 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– 4202; 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 Operations 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: Sanjay Ralhan, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; telephone 425–227–1405; fax 425–227–1149. 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–2015–4202; Directorate Identifier 2014–NM–016–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 based on those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// E:\FR\FM\23OCP1.SGM 23OCP1 64376 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 205 / Friday, October 23, 2015 / Proposed Rules www.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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Discussion On August 31, 2012, we issued AD 2012–18–12, Amendment 39–17189 (77 FR 57003, September 17, 2012). AD 2012–18–12 requires actions intended to address an unsafe condition on certain Airbus Model A318, A319, and A320 series airplanes. Since we issued AD 2012–18–12, Amendment 39–17189 (77 FR 57003, September 17, 2012), we received reports that additional OWS part numbers have been affected which requires expanding the applicability to all Airbus Model A318, A319, and A320 series airplanes. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA Airworthiness Directive 2014–0025R1, dated May 26, 2014 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition on all Airbus Model A318, A319, and A320 series airplanes. The MCAI states: One operator reported a torn out aspirator during scheduled deployment (for on ground testing purposes) of the Left Hand (LH) offwing [escape] slide (OWS). Investigation results revealed that the aspirator of the OWS system interfered with the extrusion lip of the OWS enclosure during the initial stage of the deployment sequence. This condition, if not corrected, could lead to an off-wing exit, either LH or Right Hand (RH), becoming unserviceable, which, during an emergency situation, could impair the safe evacuation of occupants, possibly resulting in personal injuries. To address this potential unsafe condition, Airbus issued Service Bulletin (SB) A320– 25–1649 containing modification instructions for certain part number (P/N) OWS enclosures. Consequently, EASA issued [EASA] AD 2010–0210 [(http://ad.easa. europa.eu/ad/2010-0210)] which corresponds to FAA AD 2012–18–12, Amendment 39–17189 (77 FR 57003, September 17, 2012)] to require modification of the affected OWS enclosures. Since that [EASA] AD was issued, several other OWS P/N[s] have been identified as potentially impacted. For the reason described above, this [EASA] AD retains the requirements of EASA AD 2010–0210, which is superseded, expands the Applicability to all A318, A319 and A320 aeroplanes, and expands the batch of affected P/N[s] prohibited to be installed on an aeroplane. For the reason described above, EASA issued AD 2014–0025, retaining the requirements of EASA AD 2010–0210, which was superseded, expanding the Applicability VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Oct 22, 2015 Jkt 238001 to all A318, A319 and A320 aeroplanes, and expanding the batch of affected P/N[s] prohibited to be installed on an aeroplane. That [EASA] AD also retained the requirements of * * * [an AD, which was superseded], which required modification of the OWS and its aspirator. This [EASA] AD is revised to amend paragraphs (1) and (3) to restore the original applicability of DGAC France AD 2001–380 and EASA AD 2010–0210, respectively, and to correct paragraph (2) to give credit for certain production modifications that were equivalent for the in-service actions previously required by DGAC France AD 2001–380. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2015– 4202. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 Airbus has issued the following service information. • Airbus Service Bulletin A320–25– 1156, Revision 03, dated December 5, 2001. This service information describes procedures for modifying OWS enclosures having part numbers (P/N) D31865–101, D31865–102, D31865–103, D31865–104, D31865–105, D31865–106, D31865–107, or D31865–108 of certain Airbus Model A319 and A320 series airplanes. • Airbus Service Bulletin A320–25– 1265, Revision 01, dated December 5, 2001. This service information describes procedures for modifying and installing the OWS enclosure on the LH and RH sides of the fuselage on certain Airbus Model A319 and A320 series airplanes. • Airbus Service Bulletin A320–25– 1649, dated February 16, 2010. This service information describes procedures for modifying and installing OWS enclosures having part numbers (P/N) D31865–109, D31865–110, D31865–209, or D31865–210, on the LH and RH sides of the fuselage on certain Airbus Model A318, A319, and A320 series airplanes. Air Cruisers has issued Service Bulletin A320 004–25–84, Revision 4, dated November 9, 2012. This service information describes procedures for modifying LH and RH OWS. 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 NPRM. FAA’s Determination and Requirements of This Proposed AD This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another country, and is approved for operation PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 in the United States. Pursuant to our bilateral agreement with the State of Design Authority, we have been notified of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service information referenced above. We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all pertinent information and determined an unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same type design. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this proposed AD affects 851 airplanes of U.S. registry. The actions required by AD 2012–18– 12, Amendment 39–17189 (77 FR 57003, September 17, 2012), and retained in this proposed AD take about 14 work-hours per product, at an average labor rate of $85 per work-hour. Required parts cost $0 per product. Based on these figures, the estimated cost of the actions that are required by AD 2012–18–12 is $1,190 per product. We also estimate that it would take about 48 work-hours per product to comply with the basic requirements of this proposed AD. The average labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Required parts would cost $0 per product. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this proposed AD on U.S. operators to be $3,472,080, or $4,080 per product. Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. ‘‘Subtitle VII: Aviation Programs,’’ describes in more detail the scope of the Agency’s authority. We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in ‘‘Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: General requirements.’’ Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. Regulatory Findings We determined that this 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 E:\FR\FM\23OCP1.SGM 23OCP1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 205 / Friday, October 23, 2015 / Proposed Rules responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, 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; 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. 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) 2012–18–12, Amendment 39–17189 (77 FR 57003, September 17, 2012), and adding the following new AD: ■ Airbus: Docket No. FAA–2015–4202; Directorate Identifier 2014–NM–016–AD. (a) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by December 7, 2015. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS (b) Affected ADs This AD replaces (AD) 2012–18–12, Amendment 39–17189 (77 FR 57003, September 17, 2012). (c) Applicability This AD applies to the Airbus airplanes identified in paragraphs (c)(1), (c)(2), and (c)(3) of this AD, certificated in any category, all manufacturer serial numbers. (1) Model A318–111, –112, –121, and –122 airplanes. (2) Model A319–111, –112, –113, –114, –115, –131, –132, and –133 airplanes. (3) Model 320–211, –212, –214, –231, –232, and –233 airplanes. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 25, Equipment/furnishings. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by a report of a torn out aspirator due to the aspirator interfering VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Oct 22, 2015 Jkt 238001 with the extrusion lip of the off-wing escape slide (OWS) enclosure during the initial stage of the deployment sequence. This AD was also prompted by reports that additional OWS part numbers have been affected which requires expanding the applicability to all Airbus Model A318, A319, and A320 series airplanes. We are issuing this AD to prevent off-wing exits on the left-hand (LH) and righthand (RH) sides of the fuselage from becoming inoperative, which, during an emergency, could impair the safe evacuation of occupants, possibly resulting in personal injuries. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Retained Modification This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (g) of AD 2012–18–12, Amendment 39–17189 (77 FR 57003, September 17, 2012) with no changes. For airplanes equipped with OWS enclosures having part number (P/N) D31865–109, D31865–110, D31865–209, or D31865–210, except as provided by paragraph (i)(1) of this AD: Within 36 months after October 22, 2012, (the effective date of AD 2012–18–12), modify the OWS enclosures and install an OWS enclosure having P/N D31865–309, D31865–311, D31865–310, or D31865–312 on the LH side and RH side of the fuselage, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Airbus Service Bulletin A320– 25–1649, dated February 16, 2010. (h) New Modification of Affected OWS Enclosures and Aspirators For airplanes equipped with an OWS enclosure having P/N D31865–101, D31865– 102, D31865–103, D31865–104, D31865–105, D31865–106, D31865–107, or D31865–108, except as provided by paragraph (i)(2) of this AD: Within 36 months after the effective date of this AD, do the actions specified in paragraphs (h)(1) and (h)(2) of this AD. (1) Modify the OWS enclosures and their aspirators in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Airbus Service Bulletin A320–25–1156, Revision 03, dated December 5, 2001. (2) Install off-wing escape slides having P/ N D31865–109, D31865–110, D31865–209, or D31865–210 on the LH side and RH side of the fuselage, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Airbus Service Bulletin A320–25–1265, Revision 01, dated December 5, 2001; and accomplish the modification required by paragraph (g) of this AD. (i) Exceptions to the Requirements of Paragraphs (g) and (h) of This AD (1) Airplanes having Airbus modification 30088 embodied in production using an OWS enclosure having P/N D31865–111 or D31865–112 are not affected by the requirements of paragraph (g) of this AD, unless a replacement OWS enclosure, having a part number listed in paragraphs (k)(9) through (k)(12) of this AD, has been installed on that airplane since first flight. (2) Airplanes on which Airbus modifications 24850, 25844, and 27275 have PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 64377 been embodied in production, or on which modifications of the LH and RH OWS enclosures and their aspirators have been accomplished using Airbus Service Bulletin A320–25–1156, Revision 01, dated February 2, 1999, or Revision 2, dated October 26, 1999, and Airbus Service Bulletin A320–25– 1265, dated June 6, 2001, are compliant with the modification requirement of paragraph (h) of this AD. (j) Optional Method of Compliance for Paragraph (g) of This AD Installing both LH and RH OWS that have been modified in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Air Cruisers Service Bulletin A320 004–25–84, Revision 4, dated November 9, 2012, is an acceptable method of compliance with the modification required by paragraph (g) of this AD. (k) Part Installation Prohibition As of the effective date of this AD, do not install on any airplane an OWS enclosure having a part number listed in paragraphs (k)(1) through (k)(12) of this AD, except as required by paragraph (h)(2) of this AD for the OWS enclosures identified in paragraph (h) of this AD. (1) D31865–101 (2) D31865–102 (3) D31865–103 (4) D31865–104 (5) D31865–105 (6) D31865–106 (7) D31865–107 (8) D31865–108 (9) D31865–109 (10) D31865–110 (11) D31865–209 (12) D31865–210 (l) Credit for Previous Actions (1) This paragraph provides credit for the actions specified in paragraph (h)(1) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using the service information identified in paragraph (l)(1)(i) or (l)(1)(ii) of this AD, which is not incorporated by reference. (i) Airbus Service Bulletin A320–25–1156, Revision 01, dated February 2, 1999. (ii) Airbus Service Bulletin A320–25–1156, Revision 02, dated October 26, 1999. (2) This paragraph provides credit for the actions specified in paragraph (h)(2) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Airbus Service Bulletin A320–25–1265, dated June 6, 2001, which is not incorporated by reference. (3) This paragraph provides credit for the actions specified in paragraph (j) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using the service information identified in paragraph (l)(3)(i), (l)(3)(ii), (l)(3)(iii), or (l)(3)(iv) of this AD, which is not incorporated by reference. (i) Air Cruisers Service Bulletin A320 004– 25–84, dated February 5, 2010. (ii) Air Cruisers Service Bulletin A320 004–25–84, Revision 1, dated April 9, 2010. (iii) Air Cruisers Service Bulletin A320 004–25–84, Revision 2, dated February 11, 2011. E:\FR\FM\23OCP1.SGM 23OCP1 64378 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 205 / Friday, October 23, 2015 / Proposed Rules (iv) Air Cruisers Service Bulletin A320 004–25–84, Revision 3, dated October 28, 2011. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS (m) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the International Branch, send it to ATTN: Sanjay Ralhan, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; telephone 425–227–1405; fax 425–227–1149 Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-116AMOC-REQUESTS@faa.gov. (i) 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. (ii) AMOCs approved previously for AD 2012–18–12, Amendment 39–17189 (77 FR 57003, September 17, 2012), are approved as AMOCs for the corresponding provisions of paragraph (g) of this AD. (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: As of the effective date of this AD, for any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, International Branch, ANM– 116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA); or Airbus’s EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA). If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized signature. (n) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Airworthiness Directive 2014–0025R1, dated May 26, 2014, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA– 2015–4202. (2) For Airbus service information identified in this AD, contact Airbus, Airworthiness Office—EIAS, 1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France; telephone +33 5 61 93 36 96; fax +33 5 61 93 44 51; email account.airworth-eas@ airbus.com; Internet http://www.airbus.com. For Air Cruisers service information identified in this AD, contact Air Cruisers Company, Cage Code 70167, 1747 State Route 34, Wall Township, NJ 07727–3935; telephone 732–681–3527; fax 732–681–9163; Internet http://www.zodiacaerospace.com/ en/our-activities/aerosafety/zodiacevacuation-systems. You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Oct 22, 2015 Jkt 238001 Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. Issued in Renton, Washington, on October 11, 2015. Jeffrey E. Duven, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2015–26611 Filed 10–22–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service 26 CFR Parts 1, 20, 25, 26, 31, and 301 [REG–148998–13] RIN 1545–BM10 Definition of Terms Relating to Marital Status Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: This document contains proposed regulations that reflect the holdings of Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. __, 135 S. Ct. 2584 (2015), Windsor v. United States, 570 U.S. __, 133 S. Ct. 2675 (2013), and Revenue Ruling 2013– 17 (2013–38 IRB 201), and that define terms in the Internal Revenue Code (Code) describing the marital status of taxpayers. The proposed regulations primarily affect married couples, employers, sponsors and administrators of employee benefit plans, and executors. This document invites comments from the public regarding these proposed regulations. DATES: Written or electronic comments and requests for a public hearing must be received by December 7, 2015. ADDRESSES: Send submissions to: CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG–148998–13), Room 5205, Internal Revenue Service, P.O. Box 7604, Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044. Submissions may be hand-delivered Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG–148998– 13), Courier’s Desk, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC; or sent electronically via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov (IRS REG–148998– 13). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Concerning the proposed amendments to the regulations, Mark Shurtliff at (202) 317–3400; concerning submissions of comments and requests for a hearing, Regina Johnson at (202) 317–6901 (not toll-free numbers). SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background and Explanation of Provisions This document contains proposed amendments to the Income Tax Regulations (26 CFR part 1), the Estate Tax Regulations (26 CFR part 20), the Gift Tax Regulations (26 CFR part 25), the Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Regulations (26 CFR part 26), the Employment Tax and Collection of Income Tax at Source Regulations (26 CFR part 31), and the Regulations on Procedure and Administration (26 CFR part 301). Amendments to Regulations Incorporating Holdings of Windsor, Obergefell, and Revenue Ruling 2013–17 On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court in United States v. Windsor, 570 U.S. __, 133 S. Ct. 2675 (2013), held that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, which generally prohibited the federal government from recognizing the marriages of same-sex couples, is unconstitutional because it violates the principles of equal protection and due process. Revenue Ruling 2013–17 provides guidance on the Windsor decision’s effect on the IRS’s interpretation of Code sections that refer to taxpayers’ marital status. Cf. Notice 2014–19 (2014–47 IRB 979), amplified by Notice 2014–37 (2014–24 IRB 1100) (regarding the application of the Windsor decision to qualified retirement plans); Notice 2014–1 (2014–02 IRB 270) (regarding elections and reimbursements for same-sex spouses under cafeteria plans, flexible spending arrangements, and health savings accounts following the Windsor decision); Notice 2013–61 (2013–44 IRB 432) (regarding the application of the Windsor decision and Rev. Rul. 2013–17 to employment taxes and special administrative procedures for employers to make adjustments or claims for refund or credit); and Revenue Procedure 2014–18 (2014–7 IRB 513) (regarding extensions of time for estates to make a portability election). On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. __ (2015), held that state laws are ‘‘invalid to the extent they exclude same-sex couples from civil marriage on the same terms and conditions as opposite-sex couples’’ and ‘‘that there is no lawful basis for a State to refuse to recognize a lawful same-sex marriage performed in another State on the ground of its same-sex character.’’ Obergefell, 576 U.S. at 23, 28. In light of the holdings of Windsor and Obergefell, the Treasury Department and the IRS have determined that, for E:\FR\FM\23OCP1.SGM 23OCP1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2015-4202; Directorate Identifier 2014-NM-016-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-18-
12, for certain Airbus Model A318, A319, and A320 series airplanes. AD 
2012-18-12 currently requires modifying the off-wing escape slide (OWS) 
enclosures on the left-hand (LH) side and right-hand (RH) side of the 
fuselage. Since we issued AD 2012-18-12, we have received reports that 
additional OWS part numbers have been affected. This proposed AD would 
retain the requirements of AD 2012-18-12 and expand the applicability 
to all Airbus Model A318, A319, and A320 series airplanes. We are 
proposing this AD to prevent off-wing exits on the LH and RH sides of 
the fuselage from becoming inoperative, which, during an emergency, 
could impair the safe evacuation of occupants, possibly resulting in 
personal injuries.

DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by December 7, 
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, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    For Airbus service information identified in this proposed AD, 
contact Airbus, Airworthiness Office--EIAS, 1 Rond Point Maurice 
Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France; telephone +33 5 61 93 36 96; fax 
+33 5 61 93 44 51; email account.airworth-eas@airbus.com; Internet 
http://www.airbus.com. For Air Cruisers service information identified 
in this proposed AD, contact Air Cruisers Company, Cage Code 70167, 
1747 State Route 34, Wall Township, NJ 07727-3935; telephone 732-681-
3527; fax 732-681-9163; Internet http://www.zodiacaerospace.com/en/our-activities/aerosafety/zodiac-evacuation-systems. 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.

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-
4202; 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 
Operations 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: Sanjay Ralhan, Aerospace Engineer, 
International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 
1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057-3356; telephone 425-227-1405; 
fax 425-227-1149.

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-2015-4202; 
Directorate Identifier 2014-NM-016-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 based on those comments.
    We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http://

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www.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 August 31, 2012, we issued AD 2012-18-12, Amendment 39-17189 (77 
FR 57003, September 17, 2012). AD 2012-18-12 requires actions intended 
to address an unsafe condition on certain Airbus Model A318, A319, and 
A320 series airplanes.
    Since we issued AD 2012-18-12, Amendment 39-17189 (77 FR 57003, 
September 17, 2012), we received reports that additional OWS part 
numbers have been affected which requires expanding the applicability 
to all Airbus Model A318, A319, and A320 series airplanes.
    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical 
Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA 
Airworthiness Directive 2014-0025R1, dated May 26, 2014 (referred to 
after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or 
``the MCAI''), to correct an unsafe condition on all Airbus Model A318, 
A319, and A320 series airplanes. The MCAI states:

    One operator reported a torn out aspirator during scheduled 
deployment (for on ground testing purposes) of the Left Hand (LH) 
off-wing [escape] slide (OWS). Investigation results revealed that 
the aspirator of the OWS system interfered with the extrusion lip of 
the OWS enclosure during the initial stage of the deployment 
sequence.
    This condition, if not corrected, could lead to an off-wing 
exit, either LH or Right Hand (RH), becoming unserviceable, which, 
during an emergency situation, could impair the safe evacuation of 
occupants, possibly resulting in personal injuries.
    To address this potential unsafe condition, Airbus issued 
Service Bulletin (SB) A320-25-1649 containing modification 
instructions for certain part number (P/N) OWS enclosures. 
Consequently, EASA issued [EASA] AD 2010-0210 [(http://ad.easa.europa.eu/ad/2010-0210)] which corresponds to FAA AD 2012-
18-12, Amendment 39-17189 (77 FR 57003, September 17, 2012)] to 
require modification of the affected OWS enclosures.
    Since that [EASA] AD was issued, several other OWS P/N[s] have 
been identified as potentially impacted.
    For the reason described above, this [EASA] AD retains the 
requirements of EASA AD 2010-0210, which is superseded, expands the 
Applicability to all A318, A319 and A320 aeroplanes, and expands the 
batch of affected P/N[s] prohibited to be installed on an aeroplane.
    For the reason described above, EASA issued AD 2014-0025, 
retaining the requirements of EASA AD 2010-0210, which was 
superseded, expanding the Applicability to all A318, A319 and A320 
aeroplanes, and expanding the batch of affected P/N[s] prohibited to 
be installed on an aeroplane. That [EASA] AD also retained the 
requirements of * * * [an AD, which was superseded], which required 
modification of the OWS and its aspirator.
    This [EASA] AD is revised to amend paragraphs (1) and (3) to 
restore the original applicability of DGAC France AD 2001-380 and 
EASA AD 2010-0210, respectively, and to correct paragraph (2) to 
give credit for certain production modifications that were 
equivalent for the in-service actions previously required by DGAC 
France AD 2001-380.

    You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2015-
4202.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    Airbus has issued the following service information.
     Airbus Service Bulletin A320-25-1156, Revision 03, dated 
December 5, 2001. This service information describes procedures for 
modifying OWS enclosures having part numbers (P/N) D31865-101, D31865-
102, D31865-103, D31865-104, D31865-105, D31865-106, D31865-107, or 
D31865-108 of certain Airbus Model A319 and A320 series airplanes.
     Airbus Service Bulletin A320-25-1265, Revision 01, dated 
December 5, 2001. This service information describes procedures for 
modifying and installing the OWS enclosure on the LH and RH sides of 
the fuselage on certain Airbus Model A319 and A320 series airplanes.
     Airbus Service Bulletin A320-25-1649, dated February 16, 
2010. This service information describes procedures for modifying and 
installing OWS enclosures having part numbers (P/N) D31865-109, D31865-
110, D31865-209, or D31865-210, on the LH and RH sides of the fuselage 
on certain Airbus Model A318, A319, and A320 series airplanes.
    Air Cruisers has issued Service Bulletin A320 004-25-84, Revision 
4, dated November 9, 2012. This service information describes 
procedures for modifying LH and RH OWS.
    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 
NPRM.

FAA's Determination and Requirements of This Proposed AD

    This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another 
country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant 
to our bilateral agreement with the State of Design Authority, we have 
been notified of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service 
information referenced above. We are proposing this AD because we 
evaluated all pertinent information and determined an unsafe condition 
exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same 
type design.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this proposed AD affects 851 airplanes of U.S. 
registry.
    The actions required by AD 2012-18-12, Amendment 39-17189 (77 FR 
57003, September 17, 2012), and retained in this proposed AD take about 
14 work-hours per product, at an average labor rate of $85 per work-
hour. Required parts cost $0 per product. Based on these figures, the 
estimated cost of the actions that are required by AD 2012-18-12 is 
$1,190 per product.
    We also estimate that it would take about 48 work-hours per product 
to comply with the basic requirements of this proposed AD. The average 
labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Required parts would cost $0 per 
product. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this proposed 
AD on U.S. operators to be $3,472,080, or $4,080 per product.

Authority for This Rulemaking

    Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA's authority to 
issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the 
authority of the FAA Administrator. ``Subtitle VII: Aviation 
Programs,'' describes in more detail the scope of the Agency's 
authority.
    We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in 
``Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: General 
requirements.'' Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with 
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing 
regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator 
finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within 
the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition 
that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this 
rulemaking action.

Regulatory Findings

    We determined that this 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

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responsibilities among the various levels of government.
    For the reasons discussed above, 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; 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.

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]

0
2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by removing Airworthiness Directive (AD) 
2012-18-12, Amendment 39-17189 (77 FR 57003, September 17, 2012), and 
adding the following new AD:

Airbus: Docket No. FAA-2015-4202; Directorate Identifier 2014-NM-
016-AD.

(a) Comments Due Date

    We must receive comments by December 7, 2015.

(b) Affected ADs

    This AD replaces (AD) 2012-18-12, Amendment 39-17189 (77 FR 
57003, September 17, 2012).

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to the Airbus airplanes identified in paragraphs 
(c)(1), (c)(2), and (c)(3) of this AD, certificated in any category, 
all manufacturer serial numbers.
    (1) Model A318-111, -112, -121, and -122 airplanes.
    (2) Model A319-111, -112, -113, -114, -115, -131, -132, and -133 
airplanes.
    (3) Model 320-211, -212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 25, Equipment/
furnishings.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by a report of a torn out aspirator due to 
the aspirator interfering with the extrusion lip of the off-wing 
escape slide (OWS) enclosure during the initial stage of the 
deployment sequence. This AD was also prompted by reports that 
additional OWS part numbers have been affected which requires 
expanding the applicability to all Airbus Model A318, A319, and A320 
series airplanes. We are issuing this AD to prevent off-wing exits 
on the left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) sides of the fuselage from 
becoming inoperative, which, during an emergency, could impair the 
safe evacuation of occupants, possibly resulting in personal 
injuries.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Retained Modification

    This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (g) of AD 
2012-18-12, Amendment 39-17189 (77 FR 57003, September 17, 2012) 
with no changes. For airplanes equipped with OWS enclosures having 
part number (P/N) D31865-109, D31865-110, D31865-209, or D31865-210, 
except as provided by paragraph (i)(1) of this AD: Within 36 months 
after October 22, 2012, (the effective date of AD 2012-18-12), 
modify the OWS enclosures and install an OWS enclosure having P/N 
D31865-309, D31865-311, D31865-310, or D31865-312 on the LH side and 
RH side of the fuselage, in accordance with the Accomplishment 
Instructions of Airbus Service Bulletin A320-25-1649, dated February 
16, 2010.

(h) New Modification of Affected OWS Enclosures and Aspirators

    For airplanes equipped with an OWS enclosure having P/N D31865-
101, D31865-102, D31865-103, D31865-104, D31865-105, D31865-106, 
D31865-107, or D31865-108, except as provided by paragraph (i)(2) of 
this AD: Within 36 months after the effective date of this AD, do 
the actions specified in paragraphs (h)(1) and (h)(2) of this AD.
    (1) Modify the OWS enclosures and their aspirators in accordance 
with the Accomplishment Instructions of Airbus Service Bulletin 
A320-25-1156, Revision 03, dated December 5, 2001.
    (2) Install off-wing escape slides having P/N D31865-109, 
D31865-110, D31865-209, or D31865-210 on the LH side and RH side of 
the fuselage, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of 
Airbus Service Bulletin A320-25-1265, Revision 01, dated December 5, 
2001; and accomplish the modification required by paragraph (g) of 
this AD.

(i) Exceptions to the Requirements of Paragraphs (g) and (h) of This AD

    (1) Airplanes having Airbus modification 30088 embodied in 
production using an OWS enclosure having P/N D31865-111 or D31865-
112 are not affected by the requirements of paragraph (g) of this 
AD, unless a replacement OWS enclosure, having a part number listed 
in paragraphs (k)(9) through (k)(12) of this AD, has been installed 
on that airplane since first flight.
    (2) Airplanes on which Airbus modifications 24850, 25844, and 
27275 have been embodied in production, or on which modifications of 
the LH and RH OWS enclosures and their aspirators have been 
accomplished using Airbus Service Bulletin A320-25-1156, Revision 
01, dated February 2, 1999, or Revision 2, dated October 26, 1999, 
and Airbus Service Bulletin A320-25-1265, dated June 6, 2001, are 
compliant with the modification requirement of paragraph (h) of this 
AD.

(j) Optional Method of Compliance for Paragraph (g) of This AD

    Installing both LH and RH OWS that have been modified in 
accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Air Cruisers 
Service Bulletin A320 004-25-84, Revision 4, dated November 9, 2012, 
is an acceptable method of compliance with the modification required 
by paragraph (g) of this AD.

(k) Part Installation Prohibition

    As of the effective date of this AD, do not install on any 
airplane an OWS enclosure having a part number listed in paragraphs 
(k)(1) through (k)(12) of this AD, except as required by paragraph 
(h)(2) of this AD for the OWS enclosures identified in paragraph (h) 
of this AD.

(1) D31865-101
(2) D31865-102
(3) D31865-103
(4) D31865-104
(5) D31865-105
(6) D31865-106
(7) D31865-107
(8) D31865-108
(9) D31865-109
(10) D31865-110
(11) D31865-209
(12) D31865-210

(l) Credit for Previous Actions

    (1) This paragraph provides credit for the actions specified in 
paragraph (h)(1) of this AD, if those actions were performed before 
the effective date of this AD using the service information 
identified in paragraph (l)(1)(i) or (l)(1)(ii) of this AD, which is 
not incorporated by reference.
    (i) Airbus Service Bulletin A320-25-1156, Revision 01, dated 
February 2, 1999.
    (ii) Airbus Service Bulletin A320-25-1156, Revision 02, dated 
October 26, 1999.
    (2) This paragraph provides credit for the actions specified in 
paragraph (h)(2) of this AD, if those actions were performed before 
the effective date of this AD using Airbus Service Bulletin A320-25-
1265, dated June 6, 2001, which is not incorporated by reference.
    (3) This paragraph provides credit for the actions specified in 
paragraph (j) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the 
effective date of this AD using the service information identified 
in paragraph (l)(3)(i), (l)(3)(ii), (l)(3)(iii), or (l)(3)(iv) of 
this AD, which is not incorporated by reference.
    (i) Air Cruisers Service Bulletin A320 004-25-84, dated February 
5, 2010.
    (ii) Air Cruisers Service Bulletin A320 004-25-84, Revision 1, 
dated April 9, 2010.
    (iii) Air Cruisers Service Bulletin A320 004-25-84, Revision 2, 
dated February 11, 2011.

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    (iv) Air Cruisers Service Bulletin A320 004-25-84, Revision 3, 
dated October 28, 2011.

(m) Other FAA AD Provisions

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, 
International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 
has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using 
the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 
39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight 
Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information 
directly to the International Branch, send it to ATTN: Sanjay 
Ralhan, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM-116, Transport 
Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057-
3356; telephone 425-227-1405; fax 425-227-1149 Information may be 
emailed to: 9-ANM-116-AMOC-REQUESTS@faa.gov.
    (i) 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.
    (ii) AMOCs approved previously for AD 2012-18-12, Amendment 39-
17189 (77 FR 57003, September 17, 2012), are approved as AMOCs for 
the corresponding provisions of paragraph (g) of this AD.
    (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: As of the effective date of 
this AD, for any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions 
from a manufacturer, the action must be accomplished using a method 
approved by the Manager, International Branch, ANM-116, Transport 
Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the European Aviation Safety Agency 
(EASA); or Airbus's EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA). If 
approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized 
signature.

(n) Related Information

    (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information 
(MCAI) European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Airworthiness 
Directive 2014-0025R1, dated May 26, 2014, for related information. 
This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-
2015-4202.
    (2) For Airbus service information identified in this AD, 
contact Airbus, Airworthiness Office--EIAS, 1 Rond Point Maurice 
Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France; telephone +33 5 61 93 36 96; 
fax +33 5 61 93 44 51; email account.airworth-eas@airbus.com; 
Internet http://www.airbus.com. For Air Cruisers service information 
identified in this AD, contact Air Cruisers Company, Cage Code 
70167, 1747 State Route 34, Wall Township, NJ 07727-3935; telephone 
732-681-3527; fax 732-681-9163; Internet http://www.zodiacaerospace.com/en/our-activities/aerosafety/zodiac-evacuation-systems. 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.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on October 11, 2015.
Jeffrey E. Duven,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-26611 Filed 10-22-15; 8:45 am]
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