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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 97 / Thursday, May 19, 2016 / Rules and Regulations approval letter must specifically reference this AD. (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, New York ACO, ANE–170, FAA; or Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA); or Bombardier, Inc.’s TCCA Design Approval Organization (DAO). If approved by the DAO, the approval must include the DAO-authorized signature. (n) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) Canadian AD CF–2012–29R1, dated April 28, 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–2013–0703. (2) Service information identified in this AD that is not incorporated by reference is available at the addresses specified in paragraphs (o)(3) and (o)(4) of this AD. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES (o) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless this AD specifies otherwise. (i) Bombardier Service Bulletin 8–24–88, Revision A, dated September 23, 2014. (ii) de Havilland Dash 8 Series 100 Maintenance Review Board (MRB) Report Temporary Revision MRB–153, dated July 10, 2012, to Section 2—Systems, of Part 1 of the de Havilland Dash 8 Series 100 Maintenance Program Manual PSM 1–8–7. (iii) de Havilland Dash 8 Series 200 MRB Report Temporary Revision MRB 2–31, dated July 10, 2012, to Section 2—Systems, of Part 1 of the de Havilland Dash 8 Series 200 Maintenance Program Manual PSM 1–82–7. (iv) de Havilland Dash 8 Series 300 MRB Report Temporary Revision MRB 3–162, dated July 10, 2012, to Section 2—Systems, of Part 1 of the de Havilland Dash 8 Series 300 Maintenance Program Manual PSM 1–83–7 MRB Report. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Bombardier, Inc., Q-Series Technical Help Desk, 123 Garratt Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario M3K 1Y5, Canada; telephone: 416–375–4000; fax: 416–375– 4539; email: thd.qseries@ aero.bombardier.com; Internet http:// www.bombardier.com. (4) 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. (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:37 May 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 31495 Issued in Renton, Washington, on May 6, 2016. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. call 425–227–1221. It is also available on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2015– 8431. [FR Doc. 2016–11427 Filed 5–18–16; 8:45 am] Examining the AD Docket BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2015–8431; Directorate Identifier 2015–NM–128–AD; Amendment 39–18517; AD 2016–10–06] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model BD–700–1A10 and BD–700–1A11 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that the network interface installed between the Information Management System (IMS) 6000 unit and the Cabin Entertainment System (CES) network could affect the Aircraft Control Domain (ACD), and result in the transmission of misleading navigational information to the flightcrew. This AD requires inspecting the network interface installation between the IMS and the CES, and disconnecting the installation, if necessary. We are issuing this AD to prevent the transmission of misleading navigational information, which could adversely affect the ability of the flightcrew to maintain the safe flight and landing of the airplane. DATES: This AD is effective June 23, 2016. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of June 23, 2016. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, contact ˆ Bombardier, Inc., 400 Cote Vertu Road ´ West, Dorval, Quebec H4S 1Y9, Canada; telephone 514–855–5000; fax 514 855– 7401; email thd.crj@ aero.bombardier.com; Internet http:// www.bombardier.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, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2015– 8431; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Office (telephone 800–647– 5527) is Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Assata Dessaline, Aerospace Engineer, Avionics and Services Branch, ANE– 172, FAA, New York Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7301; fax 516–794–5531. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to certain Bombardier, Inc. Model BD–700–1A10 and BD–700–1A11 airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on January 13, 2016 (81 FR 1568) (‘‘the NPRM’’). The NPRM was prompted by a determination that the network interface installed between the IMS 6000 unit and the CES network could affect the ACD, and result in the transmission of misleading navigational information to the flightcrew. The NPRM proposed to require inspecting the network interface installation between the IMS and the CES, and disconnecting the installation, if necessary. We are issuing this AD to prevent the transmission of misleading navigational information, which could adversely affect the ability of the flightcrew to maintain the safe flight and landing of the airplane. Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation authority for Canada, has issued Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF–2015–19, dated July 20, 2015 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition E:\FR\FM\19MYR1.SGM 19MYR1 31496 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 97 / Thursday, May 19, 2016 / Rules and Regulations for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model BD– 700–1A10 and BD–700–1A11 airplanes. The MCAI states: It was discovered that on certain aeroplanes, the network interface installed between the Information Management System (IMS) 6000 unit and the Cabin Entertainment System (CES) network may affect the Aircraft Control Domain (ACD). This could potentially compromise the operational integrity of the avionics system and result in misleading navigational information to the flight crew. Misleading navigational information could have adverse effects on the safe operation of the aeroplane. This [Canadian] AD mandates the [general visual] inspection [to determine if pins are present at positions 25, 27, 48, and 50] and disconnection, as required, of the network interface installation between the IMS and the CES. 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– 8431. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of the cost to the public. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES Conclusion We reviewed the relevant data and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting this AD as proposed, except for minor editorial changes. We have determined that these minor changes: • Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM for correcting the unsafe condition; and • Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already proposed in the NPRM. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 Bombardier has issued the following service information, which describes procedures for inspecting the network interface installation between the IMS and the CES, and disconnecting the installation, if necessary. • Service Bulletin 700–46–5005, Revision 02, dated June 18, 2015 (for Model BD–700–1A11 airplanes). • Service Bulletin 700–46–6005, Revision 02, dated June 18, 2015 (for Model BD–700–1A10 airplanes). 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. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD affects 77 airplanes of U.S. registry. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:37 May 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 We also estimate that it takes about 1 work-hour per product to comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD on U.S. operators to be $6,545, or $85 per product. In addition, we estimate that any necessary follow-on action takes about 3 work-hours, for a cost of $255 per product. We have no way of determining the number of aircraft that might need this action. According to the manufacturer, some of the costs of this 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 AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD: 1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); 3. Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska; and 4. Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 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): ■ 2016–10–06 Bombardier, Inc.: Amendment 39–18517. Docket No. FAA–2015–8431; Directorate Identifier 2015–NM–128–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective June 23, 2016. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to the Bombardier, Inc. airplanes, certificated in any category, specified in paragraphs (c)(1) and (c)(2) of this AD. (1) Model BD–700–1A10 airplanes, serial numbers 9381, 9432 through 9708 inclusive; 9711 through 9718 inclusive; and 9720 through 9730 inclusive. (2) Model BD–700–1A11 airplanes, serial numbers 9386, 9401, 9445 through 9707 inclusive; 9710 through 9717 inclusive; and 9722, 9732, 9734, and 9737. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 34, Navigation. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by a determination that the network interface installed between the Information Management System (IMS) 6000 unit and the Cabin Entertainment System (CES) network could affect the Aircraft Control Domain (ACD), and result in the transmission of misleading navigational information to the flightcrew. We are issuing this AD to prevent the transmission of misleading navigational information, which could adversely affect the ability of the flightcrew to maintain the safe flight and landing of the airplane. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. E:\FR\FM\19MYR1.SGM 19MYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 97 / Thursday, May 19, 2016 / Rules and Regulations (g) Inspection and Disconnection, if Necessary Within 15 months after the effective date of this AD: Do a general visual inspection of the network interface installation between the IMS and CES to determine if pins are present at positions 25, 27, 48, and 50; and if any pins are present, before further flight, disconnect the installation; in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of the applicable service information specified in paragraph (g)(1) or (g)(2) of this AD. (1) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700–46– 5005, Revision 02, dated June 18, 2015 (for Model BD–700–1A11 airplanes). (2) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700–46– 6005, Revision 02, dated June 18, 2015 (for Model BD–700–1A10 airplanes). asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES (h) Credit for Previous Actions This paragraph provides credit for the actions required by paragraph (g) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using the service information specified in paragraph (h)(1), (h)(2), (h)(3), or (h)(4) of this AD, as applicable. This service information is not incorporated by reference in this AD. (1) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700–46– 5005, dated February 23, 2015. (2) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700–46– 5005, Revision 01, dated March 20, 2015. (3) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700–46– 6005, dated February 23, 2015. (4) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700–46– 6005, Revision 01, dated March 20, 2015. (i) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New York Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), ANE–170, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the ACO, send it to ATTN: Program Manager, Continuing Operational Safety, FAA, New York ACO, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7300; fax 516–794–5531. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. The AMOC approval letter must specifically reference this AD. (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, New York ACO, ANE–170, FAA; or Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA); or Bombardier, Inc.’s TCCA Design Approval Organization (DAO). If approved by the DAO, the approval must include the DAO-authorized signature. (j) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF–2015–19, dated VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:37 May 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 July 20, 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– 2015–8431. (2) Service information identified in this AD that is not incorporated by reference is available at the addresses specified in paragraphs (k)(3) and (k)(4) of this AD. (k) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless this AD specifies otherwise. (i) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700–46– 5005, Revision 02, dated June 18, 2015. (ii) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700–46– 6005, Revision 02, dated June 18, 2015. (3) For service information identified in ˆ this AD, contact Bombardier, Inc., 400 Cote ´ Vertu Road West, Dorval, Quebec H4S 1Y9, Canada; telephone 514–855–5000; fax 514 855–7401; email thd.crj@ aero.bombardier.com; Internet http:// www.bombardier.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. (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Renton, Washington, on May 6, 2016. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2016–11457 Filed 5–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 31497 CL–600–2B16 (CL–601–3A, CL–601–3R, and CL–604 Variants) airplanes. AD 2014–20–01 required repetitive inspections for any fuel leak in the right-hand landing lights compartment, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. AD 2014–20–01 also provides for an optional replacement of the connector of the fuel boost pump canister of the auxiliary power unit (APU), which terminates the repetitive inspections. This new AD requires replacing the connector of the fuel boost pump canister of the APU. This AD was prompted by the determination that a terminating action for the repetitive inspections is necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fuel leaks in the righthand landing lights compartment, which, in combination with the heat generated by the taxi lights and landing lights on the ground reaching the autoignition temperature of the fuel, could result in ignition of any fuel or fumes present in the right-hand landing lights compartment. DATES: This AD becomes effective June 23, 2016. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of October 20, 2014 (79 FR 59640, October 3, 2014). ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this finale rule, contact ˆ Bombardier, Inc., 400 Cote-Vertu Road ´ West, Dorval, Quebec H4S 1Y9, Canada; telephone 514–855–5000; fax 514–855– 7401; email thd.crj@ aero.bombardier.com. You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. It is also available on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2015– 3634. 14 CFR Part 39 Examining the AD Docket [Docket No. FAA–2015–3634; Directorate Identifier 2014–NM–203–AD; Amendment 39–18521; AD 2016–10–10] You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2015– 3634; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Operations office (telephone 800–647–5527) is Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014–20– 01 for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\19MYR1.SGM 19MYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 97 (Thursday, May 19, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 31495-31497]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2015-8431; Directorate Identifier 2015-NM-128-AD; 
Amendment 39-18517; AD 2016-10-06]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 
Bombardier, Inc. Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes. This AD 
was prompted by a determination that the network interface installed 
between the Information Management System (IMS) 6000 unit and the Cabin 
Entertainment System (CES) network could affect the Aircraft Control 
Domain (ACD), and result in the transmission of misleading navigational 
information to the flightcrew. This AD requires inspecting the network 
interface installation between the IMS and the CES, and disconnecting 
the installation, if necessary. We are issuing this AD to prevent the 
transmission of misleading navigational information, which could 
adversely affect the ability of the flightcrew to maintain the safe 
flight and landing of the airplane.

DATES: This AD is effective June 23, 2016.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of June 23, 
2016.

ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, 
contact Bombardier, Inc., 400 C[ocirc]te Vertu Road West, Dorval, 
Qu[eacute]bec H4S 1Y9, Canada; telephone 514-855-5000; fax 514 855-
7401; email thd.crj@aero.bombardier.com; Internet http://www.bombardier.com. You may view this referenced service information at 
the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, 
WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, 
call 425-227-1221. It is also available on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2015-
8431.

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-
8431; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 
5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket 
contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and 
other information. The street address for the Docket Office (telephone 
800-647-5527) is Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Assata Dessaline, Aerospace Engineer, 
Avionics and Services Branch, ANE-172, FAA, New York Aircraft 
Certification Office (ACO), 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, 
NY 11590; telephone 516-228-7301; fax 516-794-5531.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR 
part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to certain Bombardier, Inc. 
Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes. The NPRM published in the 
Federal Register on January 13, 2016 (81 FR 1568) (``the NPRM''). The 
NPRM was prompted by a determination that the network interface 
installed between the IMS 6000 unit and the CES network could affect 
the ACD, and result in the transmission of misleading navigational 
information to the flightcrew. The NPRM proposed to require inspecting 
the network interface installation between the IMS and the CES, and 
disconnecting the installation, if necessary. We are issuing this AD to 
prevent the transmission of misleading navigational information, which 
could adversely affect the ability of the flightcrew to maintain the 
safe flight and landing of the airplane.
    Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation 
authority for Canada, has issued Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF-
2015-19, dated July 20, 2015 (referred to after this as the Mandatory 
Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ``the MCAI''), to correct an 
unsafe condition

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for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 
airplanes. The MCAI states:

    It was discovered that on certain aeroplanes, the network 
interface installed between the Information Management System (IMS) 
6000 unit and the Cabin Entertainment System (CES) network may 
affect the Aircraft Control Domain (ACD). This could potentially 
compromise the operational integrity of the avionics system and 
result in misleading navigational information to the flight crew. 
Misleading navigational information could have adverse effects on 
the safe operation of the aeroplane.
    This [Canadian] AD mandates the [general visual] inspection [to 
determine if pins are present at positions 25, 27, 48, and 50] and 
disconnection, as required, of the network interface installation 
between the IMS and the CES.

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-
8431.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of 
the cost to the public.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the relevant data and determined that air safety and 
the public interest require adopting this AD as proposed, except for 
minor editorial changes. We have determined that these minor changes:
     Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the 
NPRM for correcting the unsafe condition; and
     Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was 
already proposed in the NPRM.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    Bombardier has issued the following service information, which 
describes procedures for inspecting the network interface installation 
between the IMS and the CES, and disconnecting the installation, if 
necessary.
     Service Bulletin 700-46-5005, Revision 02, dated June 18, 
2015 (for Model BD-700-1A11 airplanes).
     Service Bulletin 700-46-6005, Revision 02, dated June 18, 
2015 (for Model BD-700-1A10 airplanes).
    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.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD affects 77 airplanes of U.S. registry.
    We also estimate that it takes about 1 work-hour per product to 
comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate 
is $85 per work-hour. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of 
this AD on U.S. operators to be $6,545, or $85 per product.
    In addition, we estimate that any necessary follow-on action takes 
about 3 work-hours, for a cost of $255 per product. We have no way of 
determining the number of aircraft that might need this action.
    According to the manufacturer, some of the costs of this 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 AD will not have federalism implications 
under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct 
effect on the States, on the relationship between the national 
government and the States, or on the distribution of power and 
responsibilities among the various levels of government.
    For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD:
    1. Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive Order 
12866;
    2. Is not a ``significant rule'' under the DOT Regulatory Policies 
and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979);
    3. Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska; and
    4. Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or 
negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

Adoption of the Amendment

    Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the 
Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows:

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701.


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

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2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness 
directive (AD):

2016-10-06 Bombardier, Inc.: Amendment 39-18517. Docket No. FAA-
2015-8431; Directorate Identifier 2015-NM-128-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective June 23, 2016.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to the Bombardier, Inc. airplanes, certificated 
in any category, specified in paragraphs (c)(1) and (c)(2) of this 
AD.
    (1) Model BD-700-1A10 airplanes, serial numbers 9381, 9432 
through 9708 inclusive; 9711 through 9718 inclusive; and 9720 
through 9730 inclusive.
    (2) Model BD-700-1A11 airplanes, serial numbers 9386, 9401, 9445 
through 9707 inclusive; 9710 through 9717 inclusive; and 9722, 9732, 
9734, and 9737.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 34, Navigation.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by a determination that the network 
interface installed between the Information Management System (IMS) 
6000 unit and the Cabin Entertainment System (CES) network could 
affect the Aircraft Control Domain (ACD), and result in the 
transmission of misleading navigational information to the 
flightcrew. We are issuing this AD to prevent the transmission of 
misleading navigational information, which could adversely affect 
the ability of the flightcrew to maintain the safe flight and 
landing of the airplane.

(f) Compliance

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

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(g) Inspection and Disconnection, if Necessary

    Within 15 months after the effective date of this AD: Do a 
general visual inspection of the network interface installation 
between the IMS and CES to determine if pins are present at 
positions 25, 27, 48, and 50; and if any pins are present, before 
further flight, disconnect the installation; in accordance with the 
Accomplishment Instructions of the applicable service information 
specified in paragraph (g)(1) or (g)(2) of this AD.
    (1) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700-46-5005, Revision 02, dated 
June 18, 2015 (for Model BD-700-1A11 airplanes).
    (2) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700-46-6005, Revision 02, dated 
June 18, 2015 (for Model BD-700-1A10 airplanes).

(h) Credit for Previous Actions

    This paragraph provides credit for the actions required by 
paragraph (g) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the 
effective date of this AD using the service information specified in 
paragraph (h)(1), (h)(2), (h)(3), or (h)(4) of this AD, as 
applicable. This service information is not incorporated by 
reference in this AD.
    (1) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700-46-5005, dated February 23, 
2015.
    (2) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700-46-5005, Revision 01, dated 
March 20, 2015.
    (3) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700-46-6005, dated February 23, 
2015.
    (4) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700-46-6005, Revision 01, dated 
March 20, 2015.

(i) Other FAA AD Provisions

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

(j) Related Information

    (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information 
(MCAI) Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF-2015-19, dated July 20, 
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-2015-8431.
    (2) Service information identified in this AD that is not 
incorporated by reference is available at the addresses specified in 
paragraphs (k)(3) and (k)(4) of this AD.

(k) Material Incorporated by Reference

    (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed 
in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
    (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do 
the actions required by this AD, unless this AD specifies otherwise.
    (i) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700-46-5005, Revision 02, dated 
June 18, 2015.
    (ii) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700-46-6005, Revision 02, dated 
June 18, 2015.
    (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Bombardier, Inc., 400 C[ocirc]te Vertu Road West, Dorval, 
Qu[eacute]bec H4S 1Y9, Canada; telephone 514-855-5000; fax 514 855-
7401; email thd.crj@aero.bombardier.com; Internet http://www.bombardier.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.
    (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated 
by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration 
(NARA). For information on the availability of this material at 
NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on May 6, 2016.
Michael Kaszycki,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-11457 Filed 5-18-16; 8:45 am]
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