Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes, 3061-3066 [2016-00697]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 12 / Wednesday, January 20, 2016 / Proposed Rules 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 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 adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS ■ Fokker Services B.V.: Docket No. FAA– 2015–8466; Directorate Identifier 2015– NM–045–AD. (a) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by March 7, 2016. (b) Affected ADs None. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Jan 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 (c) Applicability This AD applies to Fokker Services B.V. Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes, certificated in any category, all serial numbers. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 05, Time Limits/Maintenance Checks. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by the need for more restrictive fuel airworthiness limitations. We are issuing this AD to reduce the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Maintenance Program Revision (1) Within 12 months after the effective date of this AD, revise the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate the fuel airworthiness limitation items (ALIs) and critical design configuration control limitations (CDCCLs) specified in Fokker Services B.V. Engineering Report SE– 672, Fokker 70/100 Fuel ALI’s and CDCCL’s, Issue 5, released December 11, 2014. (2) The initial compliance times and repetitive intervals for the actions are at the applicable times specified within Fokker Services B.V. Engineering Report SE–672, Fokker 70/100 Fuel ALI’s and CDCCL’s, Issue 5, released December 11, 2014. If any discrepancy is found, repair using a method approved by the Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the European Aviation Safety Agency; or Fokker B.V. Service’s EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA). Repair any discrepancy before further flight. (h) No Alternative Inspections, Inspection Intervals, or CDCCLs After accomplishment of the actions specified in paragraph (g) of this AD, no alternative inspections, inspection intervals, or CDCCLs may be used unless the inspections, intervals, or CDCCLs are approved as an AMOC in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (i)(1) of this AD. (i) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the International Branch, send it to ATTN: Tom Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 3061 Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; telephone 425–227–1137; fax 425–227–1149. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-116AMOC-REQUESTS@-faa.gov. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/certificate holding district office. The AMOC approval letter must specifically reference this AD. (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective 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 EASA; or Fokker Services B.V.’s EASA DOA. If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized signature. (j) Related Information (1) Refer to MCAI EASA Airworthiness Directive 2015–0032, dated February 24, 2015, 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– 2015–8466. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Fokker Services B.V., Technical Services Dept., P.O. Box 1357, 2130 EL Hoofddorp, the Netherlands; telephone +31 (0)88–6280–350; fax +31 (0)88–6280–111; email technicalservices@ fokker.com; Internet http:// www.myfokkerfleet.com. 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 January 5, 2016. Victor Wicklund, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2016–00633 Filed 1–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2015–8463; Directorate Identifier 2014–NM–226–AD] 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) 2013–20– 11, for all Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. AD SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20JAP1.SGM 20JAP1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 3062 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 12 / Wednesday, January 20, 2016 / Proposed Rules 2013–20–11 currently requires modifying the passenger emergency oxygen container assembly. Since we issued AD 2013–20–11, we have determined that the unsafe condition also affects oxygen containers labeled ‘‘DAe Systems.’’ This proposed AD would expand the affected group of oxygen containers to include those labeled ‘‘DAe Systems.’’ We are proposing this AD to prevent a high temperature oxygen generator and mask from falling down and possibly resulting in an ignition source in the passenger compartment, injury to passengers, and reduced availability of supplemental oxygen. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by March 7, 2016. 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 B/E Aerospace service information identified in this proposed AD, contact Dieter Heins, Customer Support Manager, Oxygen & PSU Systems, B/E Aerospace Systems, GmbH ¨ Revalstr. 1, D–23560 Lubeck; telephone: +49 (0)451 4093 2976; fax: +49 (0)451 4093 4488; email: dieter_heins@ beaerospace-systems.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. 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– 8463; or in person at the Docket VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Jan 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 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–2015–8463; Directorate Identifier 2014–NM–226–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:// 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 September 17, 2013, we issued AD 2013–20–11, Amendment 39–17617 (78 FR 64162, October 28, 2013). AD 2013– 20–11 requires modifying the passenger emergency oxygen container assembly on all Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. Since we issued AD 2013–20–11, Amendment 39–17617 (78 FR 64162, October 28, 2013), we have determined that the unsafe condition also affects oxygen containers labeled ‘‘DAe Systems.’’ The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA AD 2014–0207, dated September 16, 2014 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition. The MCAI states: It was determined that oxygen generators, installed on a specific batch of Type 1 (22 PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 min) passenger emergency oxygen container assemblies, may become detached by extreme pulling of the mask tube at the end of oxygen supply. Investigations revealed that such detachment can be caused by the increase in temperature towards the end of the generator operation, which may weaken the plastic housing in the attachment area of the bracket. This condition, if not corrected, could make the rivets slip through the plastic housing, causing a ‘hot’ oxygen generator and mask to fall down, possibly resulting in injury to passengers. To address this potential unsafe condition, EASA issued AD 2012–0055 (later revised) [http://ad.easa.europa.eu/blob/easa_ad_ 2012_0055_R1_superseded.pdf/AD_20120055R1_1] [which corresponds to FAA AD 2013–20–11, Amendment 39–17617 (78 FR 64162, October 28, 2013)] to require modification of the affected oxygen container assemblies. That [EASA] AD also prohibited installation of unmodified containers on any aeroplane as replacement parts. Since that [EASA] AD was issued, it was found that the affected containers have not only been marked with company name B/E Aerospace, as was specified, but also, for a brief period, with the former company name DAe Systems. For the reason described above, this [EASA] AD retains the requirements of EASA AD 2012–0055R1, which is superseded, and expands the affected group of containers to include those that have the name ‘‘DAe Systems’’ on the identification plate. This [EASA] AD also clearly separates the serial number (s/n) groups of containers into those manufactured by B/E Aerospace and those manufactured by DAe Systems, for which additional compliance time is provided. 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– 8463. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 Airbus has issued the following service information. This service information describes procedures for installation of a reinforcement plate in the oxygen container assembly. • Airbus Service Bulletin A320–35– 1049, dated June 15, 2011. • Airbus Service Bulletin A320–35– 1053, dated June 15, 2011. • Airbus Service Bulletin A320–35– 1054, dated June 15, 2011. • Airbus Service Bulletin A320–35– 1055, dated June 15, 2011. • Airbus Service Bulletin A320–35– 1056, dated June 15, 2011. • Airbus Service Bulletin A320–35– 1057, dated June 15, 2011. • Airbus Service Bulletin A320–35– 1058, dated June 15, 2011. This service information is reasonably available because the interested parties have access to it through their normal E:\FR\FM\20JAP1.SGM 20JAP1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 12 / Wednesday, January 20, 2016 / Proposed Rules course of business or by the means identified in the ADDRESSES section. 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 these same type designs. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Costs of Compliance We estimate that this proposed AD affects 4 airplanes of U.S. registry. The actions required by AD 2013–20– 11, Amendment 39–17617 (78 FR 64162, October 28, 2013), and retained in this proposed AD take about 2 workhours per product, at an average labor rate of $85 per work-hour. Based on these figures, the estimated cost of the actions that are required by AD 2013– 20–11 is $170 per product. We also estimate that it would take about 2 work-hours per product to comply with the basic requirements of this proposed AD. The average labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this proposed AD on U.S. operators to be $680, or $170 per product. According to the manufacturer, some of the costs of this proposed AD may be covered under warranty, thereby reducing the cost impact on affected individuals. We do not control warranty coverage for affected individuals. As a result, we have included all costs in our cost estimate. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Jan 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 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) 2013–20–11, Amendment 39–17617 (78 FR 64162, October 28, 2013), and adding the following new AD: ■ Airbus: Docket No. FAA–2015–8463; Directorate Identifier 2014–NM–226–AD. (a) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by March 7, 2016. (b) Affected ADs This AD replaces AD 2013–20–11, Amendment 39–17617 (78 FR 64162, October 28, 2013). (c) Applicability This AD applies to the Airbus airplanes, certificated in any category, specified in PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 3063 paragraphs (c)(1) through (c)(4) of this AD, all manufacturer serial numbers. (1) Airbus Model A318–111, –112, –121, and –122 airplanes. (2) Airbus Model A319–111, –112, –113, –114, –115, –131, –132, and –133 airplanes. (3) Airbus Model A320–211, –212, –214, –231, –232, and –233 airplanes. (4) Airbus Model A321–111, –112, –131, –211, –212, –213, –231, and –232 airplanes. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 35, Oxygen. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by a determination that oxygen generators installed on a certain batch of passenger emergency oxygen container assemblies might become detached by extreme pulling of the mask tube at the end of the oxygen supply causing a high temperature oxygen generator and mask to fall down. This AD was also prompted by a determination that the unsafe condition affects oxygen containers labeled ‘‘DAe Systems.’’ We are issuing this AD to prevent a high temperature oxygen generator and mask from falling down and possibly resulting in an ignition source in the passenger compartment, injury to passengers, and reduced availability of supplemental oxygen. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Retained Oxygen Container Assembly Modification, With Service Information Referenced in a New Paragraph This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (g) of AD 2013–20–11, Amendment 39–17617 (78 FR 64162, October 28, 2013), with service information referenced in a new paragraph. Except as specified in paragraphs (g)(1), (g)(2), and (g)(3) of this AD, within 5,000 flight cycles, or 7,500 flight hours, or 24 months, whichever occurs first, after December 2, 2013 (the effective date of AD 2013–20–11): Modify each type 1 (22 minute) passenger emergency oxygen container assembly installed on an airplane, having a part number (P/N) listed in paragraph (g)(1)(i) of this AD and a serial number (S/N) listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of this AD, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of the applicable Airbus service information specified in paragraphs (k)(1) through (k)(7) of this AD. (1) An oxygen container that has a part number listed in paragraph (g)(1)(i) of this AD and a serial number as listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of this AD, and that has been modified using the instructions of B/E Aerospace Service Bulletin 1XC22–0100–35– 006, is compliant with the modification requirement of paragraph (g) of this AD. (i) Oxygen container part numbers listed in paragraphs (g)(1)(i)(A) through (g)(1)(i)(D) of this AD, where xxxxx stands for an alphanumerical value. (A) 13C22Lxxxxx0100. (B) 13C22Rxxxxx0100. (C) 14C22Lxxxxx0100. E:\FR\FM\20JAP1.SGM 20JAP1 3064 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 12 / Wednesday, January 20, 2016 / Proposed Rules (D) 14C22Rxxxxx0100. (ii) Oxygen container serial numbers listed in paragraphs (g)(1)(ii)(A) through (g)(1)(ii)(H) of this AD. (A) ARBC–0182 to ARBC–9999, inclusive. (B) ARBD–0000 to ARBD–9999, inclusive. (C) ARBE–0000 to ARBE–9999, inclusive. (D) BEBF–0000 to BEBF–9999, inclusive. (E) BEBH–0000 to BEBH–9999, inclusive. (F) BEBK–0000 to BEBK–9999, inclusive. (G) BEBL–0000 to BEBL–9999, inclusive. (H) BEBM–0000 to BEBM–0454, inclusive. (2) Airplanes on which Airbus Modification 150704 has not been embodied in production are excluded from the requirements of paragraph (g) of this AD, unless an oxygen container with a part number listed in paragraph (g)(1)(i) of this AD and a serial number listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of this AD is installed. (3) Airplanes on which Airbus Modification 150704 has been embodied in production and that are not listed by model and manufacturer serial number in the applicable Airbus service information specified in paragraphs (k)(1) through (k)(7) of this AD; are excluded from the requirements of paragraph (g) of this AD, unless an oxygen container with a part number listed in paragraph (g)(1)(i) of this AD and a serial number listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of this AD is installed. Note 1 to paragraph (g) of this AD: The oxygen container assemblies listed in paragraph (g)(1)(i) of this AD and paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of this AD are B/E Aerospace products with the mark ‘‘B/E AEROSPACE’’ on the identification plate. (h) Retained Parts Installation Limitation, With Service Information Referenced in a New Paragraph This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (h) of AD 2013–20–11, Amendment 39–17617 (78 FR 64162, October 28, 2013), with service information referenced in a new paragraph. As of December 2, 2013 (the effective date of AD 2013–20–11), no person may install, on any airplane, an oxygen container with a part number listed in paragraph (g)(1)(i) of this AD, and serial number listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of this AD, unless the oxygen container has been modified according to the applicable Airbus service information specified in paragraphs (k)(1) through (k)(7) of this AD. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS (i) New Requirement of This AD: Modification of Additional Oxygen Containers At the applicable times specified in paragraphs (i)(1) and (i)(2) of this AD: Modify VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Jan 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 each type 1 (22 minute) passenger emergency oxygen container assembly installed on an airplane, having a part number and a serial number listed in paragraph (j) of this AD, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of the applicable Airbus service information specified in paragraphs (k)(1) through (k)(7) of this AD; except as specified in paragraph (l) of this AD. (1) For units with ‘‘B/E AEROSPACE’’ on the identification plate and having a part number and a serial number listed in paragraph (j)(1) of this AD: Within 5,000 flight cycles, or 7,500 flight hours, or 24 months, whichever occurs first after the effective date of this AD. (2) For units with ‘‘DAe Systems’’ on the identification plate and having a part number and a serial number listed in paragraph (j)(2) of this AD: Within 2,500 flight cycles, or 3,750 flight hours, or 12 months, whichever occurs first after the effective date of this AD. (j) New Part Numbers and Serial Numbers for the Parts Affected by Paragraph (i) of This AD Affected parts for the actions required by paragraph (i) of this AD are identified in paragraphs (j)(1) and (j)(2) of this AD. (1) For oxygen containers with ‘‘B/E AEROSPACE’’ on the identification plate: Units having a part number identified in paragraphs (j)(1)(i) through (j)(1)(iv) of this AD, where part number ‘‘xxxxx’’ stands for any alphanumerical value, and a serial number of BEBM–0455 to BEBM–9999, inclusive. (i) 13C22Lxxxxx0100. (ii) 13C22Rxxxxx0100. (iii) 14C22Lxxxxx0100. (iv) 14C22Rxxxxx0100. (2) For oxygen containers with ‘‘DAe Systems’’ on the identification plate: Units having a part number identified in paragraphs (j)(1)(i) through (j)(1)(iv) of this AD, where part number ‘‘xxxxx’’ stands for any alphanumerical value, and a serial number identified in paragraphs (j)(2)(i) through (j)(2)(iv) of this AD. (i) ARBC–0000 to ARBC–9999 inclusive. (ii) ARBD–0000 to ARBD–9999 inclusive. (iii) ARBE–0000 to BEBE–9999 inclusive. (iv) BEBE–0000 to BEBE–9999 inclusive. (k) New Service Information Paragraph for the Requirements of Paragraphs (g), (h), (i), and (m) of This AD Accomplish the requirements specified in paragraphs (g), (h), (i), and (m) of this AD in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of the applicable Airbus service information identified in paragraphs (k)(1) through (k)(7) of this AD. PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 (1) Airbus Service Bulletin A320–35–1049, dated June 15, 2011. (2) Airbus Service Bulletin A320–35–1053, dated June 15, 2011. (3) Airbus Service Bulletin A320–35–1054, dated June 15, 2011. (4) Airbus Service Bulletin A320–35–1055, dated June 15, 2011. (5) Airbus Service Bulletin A320–35–1056, dated June 15, 2011. (6) Airbus Service Bulletin A320–35–1057, dated June 15, 2011. (7) Airbus Service Bulletin A320–35–1058, dated June 15, 2011. (l) New Exceptions to the Requirements of Paragraph (i) of This AD (1) An oxygen container that has a part number and a serial number listed in paragraph (j) of this AD, and that has been modified as specified in B/E Aerospace Service Bulletin 1XC22–0100–35–006, is compliant with the modification requirement of paragraph (i) of this AD. (2) Airplanes on which Airbus Modification 150704 has not been embodied in production are excluded from the requirements of paragraph (i) of this AD, unless an oxygen container with a part number and a serial number listed in paragraph (j) of this AD is installed. (3) Airplanes on which Airbus Modification 150704 has been embodied in production and that are not listed by model and manufacturer serial number in the Airbus service information specified in paragraphs (k)(1) through (k)(7) of this AD, as applicable, are excluded from the requirements of paragraph (i) of this AD, unless an oxygen container with a part and a serial number listed in paragraph (j) of this AD is installed. (4) Airplanes on which the design of the passenger oxygen container is not Design A, as defined in figure 1 to paragraph (l)(4) of this AD, are excluded from the requirements of paragraph (i) of this AD for that passenger oxygen container. Note 2 to paragraph (l)(4) of this AD: For ‘‘Design A,’’ the placard on the passenger oxygen container test button is as described in ‘‘Picture A’’ in figure 1 to paragraph (l)(4) of this AD. The mask configuration (‘‘ZZ’’ in ‘‘Picture A’’) is a number, and the test button is as shown in ‘‘Picture B.’’ E:\FR\FM\20JAP1.SGM 20JAP1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 12 / Wednesday, January 20, 2016 / Proposed Rules (n) 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Jan 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 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: 9ANM-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. PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 (ii) AMOCs approved previously for AD 2013–20–11, Amendment 39–17617 (78 FR 64162, October 28, 2013), are approved as AMOCs for the corresponding provisions of paragraphs (g) and (h) 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. (o) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) EASA AD E:\FR\FM\20JAP1.SGM 20JAP1 EP20JA16.001</GPH> tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS (m) New Requirement of This AD: Parts Installation Limitation As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install, on any airplane, an oxygen container with a part number and a serial number listed in paragraph (j) of this AD, unless the oxygen container has been modified in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of the applicable Airbus service information specified in paragraphs (k)(1) through (k)(7) of this AD. 3065 3066 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 12 / Wednesday, January 20, 2016 / Proposed Rules 2014–0207, dated September 16, 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–2015–8463. (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.airwortheas@airbus.com; Internet http:// www.airbus.com. (3) For B/E Aerospace service information identified in this AD, contact Dieter Heins, Customer Support Manager, Oxygen & PSU Systems, B/E Aerospace Systems, GmbH ¨ Revalstr. 1, D–23560 Lubeck; telephone: +49 (0)451 4093 2976; fax: +49 (0)451 4093 4488; email: dieter_heins@beaerospacesystems.com. (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. Issued in Renton, Washington, on January 5, 2016. Victor Wicklund, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2016–00697 Filed 1–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2015–8468; Directorate Identifier 2014–NM–208–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2007–21– 14 R1, for all Airbus Model A310 series airplanes. AD 2007–21–14 R1 currently requires revising the Airworthiness Limitations Section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate new limitations for fuel tank systems. Since we issued AD 2007–21– 14R1, we have determined that more restrictive maintenance requirements and/or airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance program or inspection program to incorporate revised fuel maintenance and inspection tasks. We are proposing this AD to prevent the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Jan 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 We must receive comments on this proposed AD by March 7, 2016. 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 service information identified in this proposed AD, contact Airbus SAS, Airworthiness Office—EAW, 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. 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. DATES: Examining the AD Docket AGENCY: SUMMARY: which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors caused by latent failures, alterations, repairs, or maintenance actions, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane. You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2015– 8468; 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: Dan Rodina, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; telephone 425–227–2125; fax 425–227–1149. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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–2015–8468; Directorate Identifier 2014–NM–208–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:// 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 October 19, 2009, we issued AD 2007–21–14 R1, Amendment 39–16061 (74 FR 55123, October 27, 2009). AD 2007–21–14 R1 requires actions intended to address an unsafe condition on all Airbus Model A310 series airplanes. AD 2007–21–14 R1 revised AD 2007–21–14, Amendment 39–15232, (72 FR 58499, October 16, 2007). Since we issued AD 2007–21–14R1, Amendment 39–16061 (74 FR 55123, October 27, 2009), we have determined more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations are necessary. The European Aviation Safety Agency, which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA Airworthiness Directive 2014–0193, dated October 15, 2014 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition all Airbus Model A310 series airplanes. The MCAI states: Prompted by an accident . . ., the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) 88, [http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_ Guidance_Library/rgFAR.nsf/0/EEFB3F94451 DC06286256C93004F5E07?OpenDocument& Highlight=sfar 88], and the Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) published Interim Policy INT/POL/25/12. In response to these regulations, Airbus conducted a design review to develop Fuel Airworthiness Limitations (FAL) for Airbus on A310 aeroplanes. The FAL were specified in Airbus A310 FAL document ref. 95A.1930/05 at issue 02 and in the A310 Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) variation to FAL document issue 02, ref. 0BVLG110006/C0S issue 01, for A310 aeroplanes. EASA issued [EASA] AD 2006–0202 (http://ad.easa.europa.eu/ad/2006-0202) to E:\FR\FM\20JAP1.SGM 20JAP1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 12 (Wednesday, January 20, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 3061-3066]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-00697]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2015-8463; Directorate Identifier 2014-NM-226-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) 2013-20-
11, for all Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. 
AD

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2013-20-11 currently requires modifying the passenger emergency oxygen 
container assembly. Since we issued AD 2013-20-11, we have determined 
that the unsafe condition also affects oxygen containers labeled ``DAe 
Systems.'' This proposed AD would expand the affected group of oxygen 
containers to include those labeled ``DAe Systems.'' We are proposing 
this AD to prevent a high temperature oxygen generator and mask from 
falling down and possibly resulting in an ignition source in the 
passenger compartment, injury to passengers, and reduced availability 
of supplemental oxygen.

DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by March 7, 2016.

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 B/E Aerospace service information identified in this proposed 
AD, contact Dieter Heins, Customer Support Manager, Oxygen & PSU 
Systems, B/E Aerospace Systems, GmbH Revalstr. 1, D-23560 L[uuml]beck; 
telephone: +49 (0)451 4093 2976; fax: +49 (0)451 4093 4488; email: 
systems.com">dieter_heins@beaerospace-systems.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.

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-
8463; 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-2015-8463; 
Directorate Identifier 2014-NM-226-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://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 September 17, 2013, we issued AD 2013-20-11, Amendment 39-17617 
(78 FR 64162, October 28, 2013). AD 2013-20-11 requires modifying the 
passenger emergency oxygen container assembly on all Model A318, A319, 
A320, and A321 series airplanes.
    Since we issued AD 2013-20-11, Amendment 39-17617 (78 FR 64162, 
October 28, 2013), we have determined that the unsafe condition also 
affects oxygen containers labeled ``DAe Systems.''
    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical 
Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA AD 
2014-0207, dated September 16, 2014 (referred to after this as the 
Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ``the MCAI''), to 
correct an unsafe condition. The MCAI states:

    It was determined that oxygen generators, installed on a 
specific batch of Type 1 (22 min) passenger emergency oxygen 
container assemblies, may become detached by extreme pulling of the 
mask tube at the end of oxygen supply. Investigations revealed that 
such detachment can be caused by the increase in temperature towards 
the end of the generator operation, which may weaken the plastic 
housing in the attachment area of the bracket.
    This condition, if not corrected, could make the rivets slip 
through the plastic housing, causing a `hot' oxygen generator and 
mask to fall down, possibly resulting in injury to passengers.
    To address this potential unsafe condition, EASA issued AD 2012-
0055 (later revised) [http://ad.easa.europa.eu/blob/easa_ad_2012_0055_R1_superseded.pdf/AD_2012-0055R1_1] [which 
corresponds to FAA AD 2013-20-11, Amendment 39-17617 (78 FR 64162, 
October 28, 2013)] to require modification of the affected oxygen 
container assemblies. That [EASA] AD also prohibited installation of 
unmodified containers on any aeroplane as replacement parts.
    Since that [EASA] AD was issued, it was found that the affected 
containers have not only been marked with company name B/E 
Aerospace, as was specified, but also, for a brief period, with the 
former company name DAe Systems.
    For the reason described above, this [EASA] AD retains the 
requirements of EASA AD 2012-0055R1, which is superseded, and 
expands the affected group of containers to include those that have 
the name ``DAe Systems'' on the identification plate.
    This [EASA] AD also clearly separates the serial number (s/n) 
groups of containers into those manufactured by B/E Aerospace and 
those manufactured by DAe Systems, for which additional compliance 
time is provided.

    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-
8463.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    Airbus has issued the following service information. This service 
information describes procedures for installation of a reinforcement 
plate in the oxygen container assembly.
     Airbus Service Bulletin A320-35-1049, dated June 15, 2011.
     Airbus Service Bulletin A320-35-1053, dated June 15, 2011.
     Airbus Service Bulletin A320-35-1054, dated June 15, 2011.
     Airbus Service Bulletin A320-35-1055, dated June 15, 2011.
     Airbus Service Bulletin A320-35-1056, dated June 15, 2011.
     Airbus Service Bulletin A320-35-1057, dated June 15, 2011.
     Airbus Service Bulletin A320-35-1058, dated June 15, 2011.
    This service information is reasonably available because the 
interested parties have access to it through their normal

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course of business or by the means identified in the ADDRESSES section.

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 these 
same type designs.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this proposed AD affects 4 airplanes of U.S. 
registry.
    The actions required by AD 2013-20-11, Amendment 39-17617 (78 FR 
64162, October 28, 2013), and retained in this proposed AD take about 2 
work-hours per product, at an average labor rate of $85 per work-hour. 
Based on these figures, the estimated cost of the actions that are 
required by AD 2013-20-11 is $170 per product.
    We also estimate that it would take about 2 work-hours per product 
to comply with the basic requirements of this proposed AD. The average 
labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Based on these figures, we estimate 
the cost of this proposed AD on U.S. operators to be $680, or $170 per 
product.
    According to the manufacturer, some of the costs of this proposed 
AD may be covered under warranty, thereby reducing the cost impact on 
affected individuals. We do not control warranty coverage for affected 
individuals. As a result, we have included all costs in our cost 
estimate.

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 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) 
2013-20-11, Amendment 39-17617 (78 FR 64162, October 28, 2013), and 
adding the following new AD:

Airbus: Docket No. FAA-2015-8463; Directorate Identifier 2014-NM-
226-AD.

(a) Comments Due Date

    We must receive comments by March 7, 2016.

(b) Affected ADs

    This AD replaces AD 2013-20-11, Amendment 39-17617 (78 FR 64162, 
October 28, 2013).

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to the Airbus airplanes, certificated in any 
category, specified in paragraphs (c)(1) through (c)(4) of this AD, 
all manufacturer serial numbers.
    (1) Airbus Model A318-111, -112, -121, and -122 airplanes.
    (2) Airbus Model A319-111, -112, -113, -114, -115, -131, -132, 
and -133 airplanes.
    (3) Airbus Model A320-211, -212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 
airplanes.
    (4) Airbus Model A321-111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, 
and -232 airplanes.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 35, Oxygen.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by a determination that oxygen generators 
installed on a certain batch of passenger emergency oxygen container 
assemblies might become detached by extreme pulling of the mask tube 
at the end of the oxygen supply causing a high temperature oxygen 
generator and mask to fall down. This AD was also prompted by a 
determination that the unsafe condition affects oxygen containers 
labeled ``DAe Systems.'' We are issuing this AD to prevent a high 
temperature oxygen generator and mask from falling down and possibly 
resulting in an ignition source in the passenger compartment, injury 
to passengers, and reduced availability of supplemental oxygen.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Retained Oxygen Container Assembly Modification, With Service 
Information Referenced in a New Paragraph

    This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (g) of AD 
2013-20-11, Amendment 39-17617 (78 FR 64162, October 28, 2013), with 
service information referenced in a new paragraph. Except as 
specified in paragraphs (g)(1), (g)(2), and (g)(3) of this AD, 
within 5,000 flight cycles, or 7,500 flight hours, or 24 months, 
whichever occurs first, after December 2, 2013 (the effective date 
of AD 2013-20-11): Modify each type 1 (22 minute) passenger 
emergency oxygen container assembly installed on an airplane, having 
a part number (P/N) listed in paragraph (g)(1)(i) of this AD and a 
serial number (S/N) listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of this AD, in 
accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of the applicable 
Airbus service information specified in paragraphs (k)(1) through 
(k)(7) of this AD.
    (1) An oxygen container that has a part number listed in 
paragraph (g)(1)(i) of this AD and a serial number as listed in 
paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of this AD, and that has been modified using 
the instructions of B/E Aerospace Service Bulletin 1XC22-0100-35-
006, is compliant with the modification requirement of paragraph (g) 
of this AD.
    (i) Oxygen container part numbers listed in paragraphs 
(g)(1)(i)(A) through (g)(1)(i)(D) of this AD, where xxxxx stands for 
an alphanumerical value.
    (A) 13C22Lxxxxx0100.
    (B) 13C22Rxxxxx0100.
    (C) 14C22Lxxxxx0100.

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    (D) 14C22Rxxxxx0100.
    (ii) Oxygen container serial numbers listed in paragraphs 
(g)(1)(ii)(A) through (g)(1)(ii)(H) of this AD.
    (A) ARBC-0182 to ARBC-9999, inclusive.
    (B) ARBD-0000 to ARBD-9999, inclusive.
    (C) ARBE-0000 to ARBE-9999, inclusive.
    (D) BEBF-0000 to BEBF-9999, inclusive.
    (E) BEBH-0000 to BEBH-9999, inclusive.
    (F) BEBK-0000 to BEBK-9999, inclusive.
    (G) BEBL-0000 to BEBL-9999, inclusive.
    (H) BEBM-0000 to BEBM-0454, inclusive.
    (2) Airplanes on which Airbus Modification 150704 has not been 
embodied in production are excluded from the requirements of 
paragraph (g) of this AD, unless an oxygen container with a part 
number listed in paragraph (g)(1)(i) of this AD and a serial number 
listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of this AD is installed.
    (3) Airplanes on which Airbus Modification 150704 has been 
embodied in production and that are not listed by model and 
manufacturer serial number in the applicable Airbus service 
information specified in paragraphs (k)(1) through (k)(7) of this 
AD; are excluded from the requirements of paragraph (g) of this AD, 
unless an oxygen container with a part number listed in paragraph 
(g)(1)(i) of this AD and a serial number listed in paragraph 
(g)(1)(ii) of this AD is installed.

    Note 1 to paragraph (g) of this AD: The oxygen container 
assemblies listed in paragraph (g)(1)(i) of this AD and paragraph 
(g)(1)(ii) of this AD are B/E Aerospace products with the mark ``B/E 
AEROSPACE'' on the identification plate.

(h) Retained Parts Installation Limitation, With Service Information 
Referenced in a New Paragraph

    This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (h) of AD 
2013-20-11, Amendment 39-17617 (78 FR 64162, October 28, 2013), with 
service information referenced in a new paragraph. As of December 2, 
2013 (the effective date of AD 2013-20-11), no person may install, 
on any airplane, an oxygen container with a part number listed in 
paragraph (g)(1)(i) of this AD, and serial number listed in 
paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of this AD, unless the oxygen container has 
been modified according to the applicable Airbus service information 
specified in paragraphs (k)(1) through (k)(7) of this AD.

(i) New Requirement of This AD: Modification of Additional Oxygen 
Containers

    At the applicable times specified in paragraphs (i)(1) and 
(i)(2) of this AD: Modify each type 1 (22 minute) passenger 
emergency oxygen container assembly installed on an airplane, having 
a part number and a serial number listed in paragraph (j) of this 
AD, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of the 
applicable Airbus service information specified in paragraphs (k)(1) 
through (k)(7) of this AD; except as specified in paragraph (l) of 
this AD.
    (1) For units with ``B/E AEROSPACE'' on the identification plate 
and having a part number and a serial number listed in paragraph 
(j)(1) of this AD: Within 5,000 flight cycles, or 7,500 flight 
hours, or 24 months, whichever occurs first after the effective date 
of this AD.
    (2) For units with ``DAe Systems'' on the identification plate 
and having a part number and a serial number listed in paragraph 
(j)(2) of this AD: Within 2,500 flight cycles, or 3,750 flight 
hours, or 12 months, whichever occurs first after the effective date 
of this AD.

(j) New Part Numbers and Serial Numbers for the Parts Affected by 
Paragraph (i) of This AD

    Affected parts for the actions required by paragraph (i) of this 
AD are identified in paragraphs (j)(1) and (j)(2) of this AD.
    (1) For oxygen containers with ``B/E AEROSPACE'' on the 
identification plate: Units having a part number identified in 
paragraphs (j)(1)(i) through (j)(1)(iv) of this AD, where part 
number ``xxxxx'' stands for any alphanumerical value, and a serial 
number of BEBM-0455 to BEBM-9999, inclusive.
    (i) 13C22Lxxxxx0100.
    (ii) 13C22Rxxxxx0100.
    (iii) 14C22Lxxxxx0100.
    (iv) 14C22Rxxxxx0100.
    (2) For oxygen containers with ``DAe Systems'' on the 
identification plate: Units having a part number identified in 
paragraphs (j)(1)(i) through (j)(1)(iv) of this AD, where part 
number ``xxxxx'' stands for any alphanumerical value, and a serial 
number identified in paragraphs (j)(2)(i) through (j)(2)(iv) of this 
AD.
    (i) ARBC-0000 to ARBC-9999 inclusive.
    (ii) ARBD-0000 to ARBD-9999 inclusive.
    (iii) ARBE-0000 to BEBE-9999 inclusive.
    (iv) BEBE-0000 to BEBE-9999 inclusive.

(k) New Service Information Paragraph for the Requirements of 
Paragraphs (g), (h), (i), and (m) of This AD

    Accomplish the requirements specified in paragraphs (g), (h), 
(i), and (m) of this AD in accordance with the Accomplishment 
Instructions of the applicable Airbus service information identified 
in paragraphs (k)(1) through (k)(7) of this AD.
    (1) Airbus Service Bulletin A320-35-1049, dated June 15, 2011.
    (2) Airbus Service Bulletin A320-35-1053, dated June 15, 2011.
    (3) Airbus Service Bulletin A320-35-1054, dated June 15, 2011.
    (4) Airbus Service Bulletin A320-35-1055, dated June 15, 2011.
    (5) Airbus Service Bulletin A320-35-1056, dated June 15, 2011.
    (6) Airbus Service Bulletin A320-35-1057, dated June 15, 2011.
    (7) Airbus Service Bulletin A320-35-1058, dated June 15, 2011.

(l) New Exceptions to the Requirements of Paragraph (i) of This AD

    (1) An oxygen container that has a part number and a serial 
number listed in paragraph (j) of this AD, and that has been 
modified as specified in B/E Aerospace Service Bulletin 1XC22-0100-
35-006, is compliant with the modification requirement of paragraph 
(i) of this AD.
    (2) Airplanes on which Airbus Modification 150704 has not been 
embodied in production are excluded from the requirements of 
paragraph (i) of this AD, unless an oxygen container with a part 
number and a serial number listed in paragraph (j) of this AD is 
installed.
    (3) Airplanes on which Airbus Modification 150704 has been 
embodied in production and that are not listed by model and 
manufacturer serial number in the Airbus service information 
specified in paragraphs (k)(1) through (k)(7) of this AD, as 
applicable, are excluded from the requirements of paragraph (i) of 
this AD, unless an oxygen container with a part and a serial number 
listed in paragraph (j) of this AD is installed.
    (4) Airplanes on which the design of the passenger oxygen 
container is not Design A, as defined in figure 1 to paragraph 
(l)(4) of this AD, are excluded from the requirements of paragraph 
(i) of this AD for that passenger oxygen container.

    Note 2 to paragraph (l)(4) of this AD: For ``Design A,'' the 
placard on the passenger oxygen container test button is as 
described in ``Picture A'' in figure 1 to paragraph (l)(4) of this 
AD. The mask configuration (``ZZ'' in ``Picture A'') is a number, 
and the test button is as shown in ``Picture B.''


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(m) New Requirement of This AD: Parts Installation Limitation

    As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install, on 
any airplane, an oxygen container with a part number and a serial 
number listed in paragraph (j) of this AD, unless the oxygen 
container has been modified in accordance with the Accomplishment 
Instructions of the applicable Airbus service information specified 
in paragraphs (k)(1) through (k)(7) of this AD.

(n) 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 2013-20-11, Amendment 39-
17617 (78 FR 64162, October 28, 2013), are approved as AMOCs for the 
corresponding provisions of paragraphs (g) and (h) 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.

(o) Related Information

    (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information 
(MCAI) EASA AD

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2014-0207, dated September 16, 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-
2015-8463.
    (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.
    (3) For B/E Aerospace service information identified in this AD, 
contact Dieter Heins, Customer Support Manager, Oxygen & PSU 
Systems, B/E Aerospace Systems, GmbH Revalstr. 1, D-23560 
L[uuml]beck; telephone: +49 (0)451 4093 2976; fax: +49 (0)451 4093 
4488; email: systems.com">dieter_heins@beaerospace-systems.com.
    (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport 
Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For 
information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 
425-227-1221.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on January 5, 2016.
Victor Wicklund,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-00697 Filed 1-19-16; 8:45 am]
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