Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes, 49156-49158 [2016-17538]

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[FR Doc. 2016–17455 Filed 7–26–16; 8:45 am] ehiers on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES BILLING CODE 6705–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2015–8435; Directorate Identifier 2015–NM–049–AD; Amendment 39–18594; AD 2016–15–03] 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 reports of operator inability to open the main passenger door following severe hot soak conditions. This AD requires the incorporation of a new configuration to the passenger door external handle detent to enhance the performance across the full range of the airplane operating temperatures. We are issuing this AD to prevent thermal expansion and permanent deformation at severe hot soak conditions, creating high friction between the spring pot housing and the slider that could result in inability to open the main passenger door and impede evacuation in the event of an emergency. DATES: This AD is effective August 31, 2016. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of August 31, 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, 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– 8435. SUMMARY: Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:11 Jul 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 and locating Docket No. FAA–2015– 8435; 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: Cesar A. Gomez, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe and Mechanical Systems Branch, ANE–171, FAA, New York Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7318; 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 1584) (‘‘the NPRM’’). The NPRM was prompted by reports of operator inability to open the main passenger door following severe hot soak conditions. The NPRM proposed to require the incorporation of a new configuration to the passenger door external handle detent to enhance the performance across the full range of the airplane operating temperatures. We are issuing this AD to prevent thermal expansion and permanent deformation at severe hot soak conditions, creating high friction between the spring pot housing and the slider that could result in inability to open the main passenger door and impede evacuation in the event of an emergency. Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation authority for Canada, has issued Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF–2015–03, dated March 13, 2015 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model BD– 700–1A10 and BD–700–1A11 airplanes. The MCAI states: There have been reports where operators experienced an inability to open the main passenger door following severe hot soak conditions. Investigation determined that the nylon slider in the plunger assembly of the door handle is susceptible to thermal expansion E:\FR\FM\27JYR1.SGM 27JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 144 / Wednesday, July 27, 2016 / Rules and Regulations and permanent deformation at severe hot soak conditions, creating high friction between the spring pot housing and the slider. This condition, if not corrected, could result in an inability to open the main passenger door and could impede evacuation in the event of an emergency. This [Canadian] AD mandates the incorporation of a new configuration to the passenger door external handle detent to enhance the performance across the full range of the aeroplanes operating temperatures. 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–2016– 8435. 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. ehiers on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 Bombardier issued the following service Information: • Bombardier Service Bulletin 700– 1A11–52–021, Revision 01, dated February 3, 2015. • Bombardier Service Bulletin 700– 52–044, Revision 01, dated February 3, 2015. • Bombardier Service Bulletin 700– 52–5008, Revision 01, dated February 3, 2015. • Bombardier Service Bulletin 700– 52–6008, Revision 01, dated February 3, 2015. The service information describes procedures to incorporate a new configuration to the passenger door external handle detent. 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. We also estimate that it would take about 4 work-hours per product to comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Required parts would cost about $0 per product. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD on U.S. operators to be $20,400, or $340 per product. Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. ‘‘Subtitle VII: Aviation Programs,’’ describes in more detail the scope of the Agency’s authority. We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in ‘‘Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: General requirements.’’ Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. Regulatory Findings We determined that this 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. Costs of Compliance Adoption of the Amendment We estimate that this AD affects 60 airplanes of U.S. registry. Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:11 Jul 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 49157 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): ■ 2016–15–03 Bombardier, Inc.: Amendment 39–18594. Docket No. FAA–2015–8435; Directorate Identifier 2015–NM–049–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective August 31, 2016. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Bombardier Inc. Model BD–700–1A10 and BD–700–1A11 airplanes, certificated in any category, serial numbers (S/Ns) 9002 through 9515 inclusive and S/N 9998. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 52, Doors. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by reports of operator inability to open the main passenger door following severe hot soak conditions. We are issuing this AD to prevent thermal expansion and permanent deformation at severe hot soak conditions, creating high friction between the spring pot housing and the slider that could result in inability to open the main passenger door that could impede evacuation in the event of an emergency. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Modification Within 15 months after the effective date of this AD, incorporate the new configuration to the passenger door external handle detent, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of the applicable service information identified in paragraphs (g)(1) through (g)(4) of this AD: (1) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700– 1A11–52–021, Revision 01, dated February 3, 2015 (for Model BD–700–1A11 airplanes). (2) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700–52– 044, Revision 01, dated February 3, 2015 (for Model BD–700–1A10 airplanes). (3) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700–52– 5008, Revision 01, dated February 3, 2015 (for Model BD–700–1A11 airplanes). (4) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700–52– 6008, Revision 01, dated February 3, 2015 (for Model BD–700–1A10 airplanes). E:\FR\FM\27JYR1.SGM 27JYR1 49158 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 144 / Wednesday, July 27, 2016 / Rules and Regulations (h) Credit for Previous Actions This paragraph provides credit for actions required by paragraph (g) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using the following service information, as applicable. This service information is not incorporated by reference in this AD. (1) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700– 1A11–52–021, dated November 9, 2012. (2) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700–52– 044, dated November 9, 2012. (3) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700–52– 5008, dated November 9, 2012. (4) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700–52– 6008, dated November 9, 2012. (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. ehiers on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES (j) Related Information Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF–2015–03, dated March 26, 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– 2015–8435. (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 700–1A11– 52–021, Revision 01, dated February 3, 2015. (ii) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700–52– 044, Revision 01, dated February 3, 2015. (iii) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700–52– 5008, Revision 01, dated February 3, 2015. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:11 Jul 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 (iv) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700–52– 6008, Revision 01, dated February 3, 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 July 19, 2016. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2016–17538 Filed 7–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 145 [Docket No.: FAA–2016–8744; Amdt. No. 145–31] RIN 2120–AK86 Repair Stations Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Interim final rule. AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is revising its repair station rules to remove the requirement that a repair station with an airframe rating provide suitable permanent housing to enclose the largest type and model aircraft listed on its operations specifications. The FAA is also revising its general housing and facilities regulation to provide that a repair station’s housing for its facilities, equipment, materials, and personnel must be consistent not only with its ratings, but also with its limitations to those ratings. Finally, the FAA is adding an additional general purpose limited rating to cover maintenance work not covered by the existing 12 limited rating categories. These changes are necessary because the existing ratings and housing rules impose unnecessary housing requirements on certain repair stations that work only on component parts of an aircraft. These changes will enable SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 some repair stations to obtain a limited rating that is tailored to their intended scope of work, and will relieve repair stations that have a limited airframe rating, but that work only on component parts of an aircraft, from having to provide large and expensive housing to enclose the entire aircraft when that type of housing is not needed for the limited scope of their work. DATES: Effective July 27, 2016. Submit comments on or before August 26, 2016. ADDRESSES: Send comments identified by docket number FAA–2016–8744 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M–30; U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12–140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202–493–2251. Privacy: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL– 14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at http://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical questions concerning this action, contact Susan Traugott Ludwig, Aircraft Maintenance Division, Repair Station Branch, AFS–340, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (214) 587–8887; email susan.traugott.ludwig@ faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\27JYR1.SGM 27JYR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2015-8435; Directorate Identifier 2015-NM-049-AD; 
Amendment 39-18594; AD 2016-15-03]
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 reports of operator inability to open the main 
passenger door following severe hot soak conditions. This AD requires 
the incorporation of a new configuration to the passenger door external 
handle detent to enhance the performance across the full range of the 
airplane operating temperatures. We are issuing this AD to prevent 
thermal expansion and permanent deformation at severe hot soak 
conditions, creating high friction between the spring pot housing and 
the slider that could result in inability to open the main passenger 
door and impede evacuation in the event of an emergency.

DATES: This AD is effective August 31, 2016.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of August 31, 
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-
8435.

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-
8435; 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: Cesar A. Gomez, Aerospace Engineer, 
Airframe and Mechanical Systems Branch, ANE-171, FAA, New York Aircraft 
Certification Office (ACO), 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, 
NY 11590; telephone 516-228-7318; 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 1584) (``the NPRM''). The 
NPRM was prompted by reports of operator inability to open the main 
passenger door following severe hot soak conditions. The NPRM proposed 
to require the incorporation of a new configuration to the passenger 
door external handle detent to enhance the performance across the full 
range of the airplane operating temperatures. We are issuing this AD to 
prevent thermal expansion and permanent deformation at severe hot soak 
conditions, creating high friction between the spring pot housing and 
the slider that could result in inability to open the main passenger 
door and impede evacuation in the event of an emergency.
    Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation 
authority for Canada, has issued Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF-
2015-03, dated March 13, 2015 (referred to after this as the Mandatory 
Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ``the MCAI''), to correct an 
unsafe condition for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-
700-1A11 airplanes. The MCAI states:

    There have been reports where operators experienced an inability 
to open the main passenger door following severe hot soak 
conditions.
    Investigation determined that the nylon slider in the plunger 
assembly of the door handle is susceptible to thermal expansion

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and permanent deformation at severe hot soak conditions, creating 
high friction between the spring pot housing and the slider.
    This condition, if not corrected, could result in an inability 
to open the main passenger door and could impede evacuation in the 
event of an emergency.
    This [Canadian] AD mandates the incorporation of a new 
configuration to the passenger door external handle detent to 
enhance the performance across the full range of the aeroplanes 
operating temperatures.

    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-2016-
8435.

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 issued the following service Information:
     Bombardier Service Bulletin 700-1A11-52-021, Revision 01, 
dated February 3, 2015.
     Bombardier Service Bulletin 700-52-044, Revision 01, dated 
February 3, 2015.
     Bombardier Service Bulletin 700-52-5008, Revision 01, 
dated February 3, 2015.
     Bombardier Service Bulletin 700-52-6008, Revision 01, 
dated February 3, 2015.
    The service information describes procedures to incorporate a new 
configuration to the passenger door external handle detent. 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 60 airplanes of U.S. registry.
    We also estimate that it would take about 4 work-hours per product 
to comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor 
rate is $85 per work-hour. Required parts would cost about $0 per 
product. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD on 
U.S. operators to be $20,400, or $340 per product.

Authority for This Rulemaking

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

Regulatory Findings

    We determined that this 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):

2016-15-03 Bombardier, Inc.: Amendment 39-18594. Docket No. FAA-
2015-8435; Directorate Identifier 2015-NM-049-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective August 31, 2016.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Bombardier Inc. Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-
1A11 airplanes, certificated in any category, serial numbers (S/Ns) 
9002 through 9515 inclusive and S/N 9998.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 52, Doors.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by reports of operator inability to open 
the main passenger door following severe hot soak conditions. We are 
issuing this AD to prevent thermal expansion and permanent 
deformation at severe hot soak conditions, creating high friction 
between the spring pot housing and the slider that could result in 
inability to open the main passenger door that could impede 
evacuation in the event of an emergency.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Modification

    Within 15 months after the effective date of this AD, 
incorporate the new configuration to the passenger door external 
handle detent, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of 
the applicable service information identified in paragraphs (g)(1) 
through (g)(4) of this AD:
    (1) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700-1A11-52-021, Revision 01, 
dated February 3, 2015 (for Model BD-700-1A11 airplanes).
    (2) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700-52-044, Revision 01, dated 
February 3, 2015 (for Model BD-700-1A10 airplanes).
    (3) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700-52-5008, Revision 01, dated 
February 3, 2015 (for Model BD-700-1A11 airplanes).
    (4) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700-52-6008, Revision 01, dated 
February 3, 2015 (for Model BD-700-1A10 airplanes).

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(h) Credit for Previous Actions

    This paragraph provides credit for actions required by paragraph 
(g) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective 
date of this AD using the following service information, as 
applicable. This service information is not incorporated by 
reference in this AD.
    (1) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700-1A11-52-021, dated November 
9, 2012.
    (2) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700-52-044, dated November 9, 
2012.
    (3) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700-52-5008, dated November 9, 
2012.
    (4) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700-52-6008, dated November 9, 
2012.

(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

    Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) 
Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF-2015-03, dated March 26, 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-2015-8435.

(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 700-1A11-52-021, Revision 01, 
dated February 3, 2015.
    (ii) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700-52-044, Revision 01, dated 
February 3, 2015.
    (iii) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700-52-5008, Revision 01, 
dated February 3, 2015.
    (iv) Bombardier Service Bulletin 700-52-6008, Revision 01, dated 
February 3, 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 July 19, 2016.
Michael Kaszycki,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-17538 Filed 7-26-16; 8:45 am]
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