Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes, 17107-17112 [2017-05366]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 67 / Monday, April 10, 2017 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2016–8851; Directorate Identifier 2016–NM–070–AD; Amendment 39–18831; AD 2017–06–07] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A330–200 Freighter, –200, and –300 series airplanes; and Airbus Model A340–200, –300, –500, and –600 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that nonconforming aluminum alloy was used to manufacture several structural parts on the inboard flap. This AD requires identification of the potentially affected inboard flap parts, a one-time eddy current inspection to identify which material the parts are made of, and, depending on findings, replacement with serviceable parts. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective May 15, 2017. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of May 15, 2017. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, contact Airbus SAS, Airworthiness Office— EAL, 1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France; telephone +33 5 61 93 36 96; fax +33 5 61 93 45 80; email airworthiness.A330-A340@ 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. It is also available on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2016–8851. pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: 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–2016– 8851; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Apr 07, 2017 Jkt 241001 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: Vladimir Ulyanov, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; telephone 425–227–1138; fax 425–227–1149. 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 all Airbus Model A330–200 Freighter, –200, and –300 series airplanes; and Airbus Model A340–500 and –600 series airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on August 31, 2016 (81 FR 59922) (‘‘the NPRM’’). The NPRM was prompted by reports that nonconforming aluminum alloy was used to manufacture several structural parts on the inboard flap. The NPRM proposed to require identification of the potentially affected inboard flap parts, a one-time eddy current inspection to identify which material the parts are made of, and, depending on findings, replacement with serviceable parts. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct structural parts of inboard flaps made of nonconforming aluminum alloy, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA Airworthiness Directive 2016–0231, dated November 22, 2016 (‘‘EASA AD 2016–0231’’) (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), which superseded EASA Airworthiness Directive 2016– 0082, dated April 27, 2016 (‘‘EASA AD 2016–0082’’), to correct an unsafe condition all Airbus Model A330–200 Freighter, –200, and –300 series airplanes; and Airbus Model A340–200, –300, –500 and –600 series airplanes. The MCAI states: Following an Airbus quality control review on the final assembly line, it was discovered that non-conforming aluminium alloy was used to manufacture several structural parts on the inboard flap. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 17107 This condition, if not detected and corrected, could reduce the structural integrity of the aeroplane. To address this potential unsafe condition, Airbus issued Service Bulletin (SB) A330– 57–3120 and SB A340–57–5036 to provide instructions to identify and inspect the potentially affected parts. Consequently, EASA issued AD 2016–0082 to require identification of the potentially affected inboard flap parts, a one-time special detailed inspection (SDI) [eddy current measurement] to identify which material they are made of and, depending on findings, replacement with serviceable parts. Since EASA AD 2016–0082 was issued, it was confirmed that flaps, initially installed on A340–500 and A340–600 aeroplanes, may also have been installed in service on A340– 200 or A340–300 aeroplanes. As this installation was not done during production, no SB was published for these models. For the reason described above, this [EASA] AD retains the requirements of EASA AD 2016–0082 [which corresponded to the FAA NPRM], which is superseded, expands the Applicability to include A340–200 and A340–300 aeroplanes, corrects a typographical error in Appendix 1 of this [EASA] AD for one affected flap, Right Hand (RH) serial number (s/n) ‘‘TB 11411’’ in place of ‘‘TB 14411’’ (date of first operation: 19/04/ 13) and identified in bold in Appendix 1, and adds the prefix ‘‘TB’’ to the s/n’s of all Left Hand (LH) and RH flaps, which was inadvertently omitted in Appendix 1 of [EASA] AD 2016–0082. This [EASA] AD also allows, under certain conditions, installation of an affected inboard flap on an aeroplane. Airbus Model A340–200 and –300 series airplanes have been added to the applicability of this AD. Since there are currently no domestic operators of these added airplanes, notice and opportunity for public comment before issuing this AD are unnecessary. 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– 8851. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. The following presents the comments received on the NPRM and the FAA’s response to each comment. Request To Account for a Superseding EASA Airworthiness Directive Airbus commented that EASA was planning to supersede EASA AD 2016– 0082 with EASA AD 2016–0231, which would update the AD applicability, correct a certain part serial number, and add the prefix ‘‘TB’’ to the serial E:\FR\FM\10APR1.SGM 10APR1 17108 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 67 / Monday, April 10, 2017 / Rules and Regulations numbers of all flaps. (These changes are described in the MCAI.) We agree with the commenter and have revised this AD to update the applicability, correct a serial number for a right-hand flap (from TB14411 to TB11411), and add the prefix ‘‘TB’’ before each flap serial number. Requests To Extend Compliance Time for Part Replacement Airbus and American Airlines requested that the requirement to replace an affected part within 30 days after performing the eddy current inspection be changed to allow a longer compliance time. Paragraph (i) of the proposed AD states that if a part requires replacement due to a nonconforming material finding per paragraph (h) of the proposed AD, the part must be replaced within 30 days after the finding in accordance with a method approved by the FAA, EASA, or Airbus’s EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA). EASA AD 2016–0082, paragraph (3), states, for the same nonconforming material finding, to contact Airbus within 30 days of the finding for approved replacement instructions, and within the compliance time(s) specified in those instructions to replace the nonconforming parts accordingly. The commenters stated that this allows more flexibility for replacement actions. We agree that additional time can be allowed for replacement of affected parts if 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). We have revised paragraph (i) of this AD accordingly. This provision corresponds to EASA AD 2016–0231, which superseded EASA AD 2016–0082. Removal of Note From Regulatory Text We have removed Note 2 to paragraph (h) of the proposed AD, and added text to paragraph (h) of this AD to clarify that the date of the first operation of the flap is specified in figure 1 to paragraphs (g), (j)(1), and (j)(2) of this AD. Conclusion We reviewed the relevant data, considered the comments received, and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting this AD with the changes described previously and 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. We also determined that these changes will not increase the economic burden on any operator or increase the scope of this AD. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 We reviewed Airbus Service Bulletin A330–57–3120, dated September 18, 2015; and Airbus Service Bulletin A340–57–5036, dated September 18, 2015. The service information describes procedures for inspecting inboard flaps using eddy current inspection methods to determine the materials used. These documents are distinct since they apply to different airplane models. 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 31 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD: ESTIMATED COSTS Action Labor cost Inspection ................................ 5 work-hours × $85 per hour = $425 ..................................... We estimate the following costs to do any necessary replacements that would Cost per product Parts cost be required based on the results of the required inspection. We have no way of $0 $425 Cost on U.S. operators $13,175 determining the number of aircraft that might need these replacements: ON-CONDITION COSTS Labor cost Parts cost Remove and Replace Flap ................................... pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES Action 60 work-hours × $85 per hour = $5,100 .............. Unavailable ................... 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. The cost of purchasing a flap spare is not available. As a result, we have included only labor 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:16 Apr 07, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Cost per product $5,100 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. E:\FR\FM\10APR1.SGM 10APR1 17109 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 67 / Monday, April 10, 2017 / Rules and Regulations 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 § 39.13 (f) Compliance [Amended] ■ 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. 2017–06–07 Airbus: Amendment 39–18831; Docket No. FAA–2016–8851; Directorate Identifier 2016–NM–070–AD. (g) Inboard Flap Serial Number Identification (a) Effective Date This AD is effective May 15, 2017. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Airbus Model A330– 223F and –243F airplanes; A330–201, –202, –203, –223, and –243 airplanes; A330–301, –302, –303, –321, –322, –323, –341, –342, and –343 airplanes; A340–211, –212, and –213 airplanes; A340–311, –312, and –313 airplanes; A340–541 airplanes; and A340– 642 airplanes; certificated in any category, all manufacturer serial numbers. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 57, Wings. 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. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by reports that nonconforming aluminum alloy was used to manufacture several structural parts on the inboard flap. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct structural parts of inboard flaps made of nonconforming aluminum alloy, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane. Within 24 months after the effective date of this AD: Inspect each left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) inboard flap, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Airbus Service Bulletin A330–57–3120, dated September 18, 2015; or Airbus Service Bulletin A340–57–5036, dated September 18, 2015; as applicable; to identify the serial number. A review of airplane delivery and maintenance records is acceptable in lieu of inspecting the inboard flaps, provided those records can be relied upon for that purpose and the serial number of the affected parts can be conclusively identified from that review. The serial numbers of affected inboard flaps are identified in figure 1 to paragraphs (g), (j)(1), and (j)(2) of this AD. Note 1 to paragraphs (g) and (h) of this AD: Airbus Service Bulletin A330–57–3120, dated September 18, 2015; and Airbus Service Bulletin A340–57–5036, dated September 18, 2015; list the serial numbers of potentially affected LH and RH inboard flaps and the corresponding airplane serial number on which these parts were installed during production. The airplane serial number list is for information only, as it cannot be excluded that a potentially affected inboard flap has been removed from an airplane and later re-installed on another airplane. FIGURE 1 TO PARAGRAPHS (g), (j)(1), AND (j)(2) OF THIS AD—AFFECTED FLAP SERIAL NUMBERS (S/N) pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES Date of first operation (dd/mm/yy) 29/09/10 21/07/09 17/08/09 21/05/10 09/08/10 10/07/09 06/08/10 29/07/09 19/08/09 23/12/09 14/09/09 17/09/10 23/09/09 11/09/09 12/05/10 01/10/09 01/10/09 08/09/09 07/09/09 18/09/09 30/09/09 26/10/09 03/09/10 30/10/09 19/11/09 28/10/10 27/10/09 28/10/09 29/10/09 16/11/10 23/12/09 ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... VerDate Sep<11>2014 LH s/n TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB 11004 ..... 11030 ..... 11034 ..... 11031 ..... 11071 ..... 11033 ..... 11036 ..... 11035 ..... 11057 ..... 11037 ..... 11038 ..... 11042 ..... 11040 ..... 11041 ..... 11046 ..... 11043 ..... 11044 ..... 11047 ..... 11049 ..... 1970 ....... 11048 ..... 11055 ..... 11051 ..... 11054 ..... 11053 ..... 11008 ..... 11015 ..... 11059 ..... 11060 ..... 11063 ..... 11061 ..... 14:16 Apr 07, 2017 Date of first operation (dd/mm/yy) RH s/n TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB 11004 11028 11002 11031 11071 11057 11098 11035 11036 11033 11038 11039 11040 11041 11042 11043 11044 11045 11046 11047 11048 11049 11051 11054 11053 11019 11055 11059 11060 11063 11061 Jkt 241001 ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... 28/02/11 22/02/11 07/03/11 30/03/11 31/05/11 15/03/11 24/03/11 04/04/11 22/03/11 23/03/11 24/03/11 14/04/11 14/04/11 11/04/11 06/04/11 12/04/11 15/04/11 04/05/11 29/04/11 11/05/11 13/05/11 06/05/11 19/05/11 19/05/11 29/06/11 25/05/11 16/05/11 10/06/11 23/11/11 08/07/11 23/06/11 PO 00000 ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... 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TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB 11371 11383 11384 11385 11389 11387 11388 11390 11392 11403 11394 11395 11397 11399 11396 11400 11398 11401 11402 11404 11405 11407 11406 11408 11409 11410 11411 11412 11413 11414 11415 11416 11417 11418 11419 11421 11420 11386 11422 11423 11424 11378 11427 11428 11425 11426 11429 11434 11432 11430 11431 11436 11433 11437 11435 11316 11438 11441 11439 11440 11391 11442 11443 11444 11445 11446 11447 11448 11449 11450 17111 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 67 / Monday, April 10, 2017 / Rules and Regulations FIGURE 1 TO PARAGRAPHS (g), (j)(1), AND (j)(2) OF THIS AD—AFFECTED FLAP SERIAL NUMBERS (S/N)—Continued Date of first operation (dd/mm/yy) 27/09/10 14/11/11 17/09/10 28/09/10 27/09/10 25/10/10 29/09/10 08/10/10 13/10/10 15/10/10 13/10/10 22/10/10 22/10/10 25/01/12 22/11/10 10/11/10 02/12/10 15/11/10 30/11/10 10/11/10 30/11/10 26/11/10 14/12/10 15/06/12 19/11/10 23/12/10 11/04/12 16/12/10 15/12/10 15/12/10 14/01/11 25/01/11 21/01/11 12/01/11 25/01/11 07/02/11 07/02/11 18/02/11 24/02/11 25/02/11 25/02/11 21/02/11 14/02/11 ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... 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Date of first operation (dd/mm/yy) RH s/n TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB 11150 ..... 11148 ..... 11151 ..... 11107 ..... 11159 ..... 11153 ..... 11155 ..... 11156 ..... 11157 ..... 11168 ..... 11160 ..... 11161 ..... 11163 ..... 11280 ..... 11165 ..... 11167 ..... 1960 ....... 11169 ..... 11170 ..... 11171 ..... 11172 ..... 11173 ..... 11174 ..... 11302 ..... 11177 ..... 11178 ..... 11304 ..... 11181 ..... 11183 ..... 11184 ..... 11188 ..... 11187 ..... 11189 ..... 11190 ..... 11186 ..... 11191 ..... 11192 ..... 11193 ..... 11195 ..... 11211 ..... 11198 ..... 11199 ..... 11200 ..... pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES (h) Eddy Current Conductivity Measurement For each affected inboard flap: Within 6 years after the effective date of this AD, or within 12 years after the date of the flap first operation, as specified in figure 1 to paragraphs (g), (j)(1), and (j)(2) of this AD, whichever occurs first, accomplish an eddy current conductivity measurement, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Airbus Service Bulletin A330– 57–3120, dated September 18, 2015; or Airbus Service Bulletin A340–57–5036, dated September 18, 2015; as applicable. (i) Replacement If a part manufactured from nonconforming material is detected during the eddy current inspection required by paragraph (h) of this AD: Within 30 days after doing the eddy current inspection, obtain replacement instructions approved by the Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA); or Airbus’s VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:16 Apr 07, 2017 Jkt 241001 26/04/12 14/05/12 10/05/12 11/05/12 09/05/12 25/05/12 29/05/12 31/05/12 28/06/12 15/06/12 15/06/12 31/05/12 18/06/12 22/06/12 19/07/12 29/06/12 11/07/12 26/06/12 09/07/12 03/07/12 12/07/12 16/07/12 24/08/12 13/07/12 23/07/12 29/08/12 10/08/12 23/07/12 30/08/12 30/07/12 31/08/12 18/09/12 30/11/12 12/09/12 15/10/12 17/09/12 28/09/12 09/10/12 24/09/12 15/10/12 21/09/12 19/10/12 17/10/12 ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... 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TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB 11196 ..... 11310 ..... 11312 ..... 11317 ..... 11299 ..... 11311 ..... 11313 ..... 11314 ..... 11315 ..... 11336 ..... 11318 ..... 11319 ..... 11320 ..... 11321 ..... 11322 ..... 11323 ..... 11324 ..... 11325 ..... 11326 ..... 11327 ..... 11328 ..... 11329 ..... 11330 ..... 11331 ..... 11332 ..... 11333 ..... 11334 ..... 11335 ..... 11337 ..... 11309 ..... 11339 ..... 11340 ..... 11341 ..... 11343 ..... 11345 ..... 11347 ..... 11344 ..... 11342 ..... 11346 ..... 9015 ....... 11348 ..... 11359 ..... 11351 ..... EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA); and, within the compliance time specified in those instructions, accomplish the replacement accordingly. (j) Parts Installation Limitation As of the effective date of this AD, an inboard flap may be installed on any airplane, provided the part is a serviceable part. A serviceable part is: (1) A part that is not listed by serial number in figure 1 to paragraphs (g), (j)(1), and (j)(2) of this AD; or (2) A part that has a serial number listed in figure 1 to paragraphs (g), (j)(1), and (j)(2) of this AD, and has passed an eddy current conductivity measurement within the compliance time specified in this AD, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Airbus Service Bulletin A330– 57–3120, dated September 18, 2015; or Airbus Service Bulletin A340–57–5036, dated September 18, 2015; as applicable. 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TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB TB 11451 11464 11453 11454 11455 11456 11459 11458 11461 11460 11463 11462 11466 11473 11465 11457 11467 11468 11469 11470 11471 11488 11474 11477 11475 11476 11480 11489 11481 11482 11483 11484 11486 11487 11485 11490 11491 11492 11493 11479 11494 11495 11498 (k) 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: Vladimir Ulyanov, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; telephone 425–227–1138; 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 E:\FR\FM\10APR1.SGM 10APR1 17112 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 67 / Monday, April 10, 2017 / Rules and Regulations 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 European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA); or Airbus’s EASA DOA. If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized signature. (3) Required for Compliance (RC): If any service information contains procedures or tests that are identified as RC, those procedures and tests must be done to comply with this AD; any procedures or tests that are not identified as RC are recommended. Those procedures and tests that are not identified as RC may be deviated from using accepted methods in accordance with the operator’s maintenance or inspection program without obtaining approval of an AMOC, provided the procedures and tests identified as RC can be done and the airplane can be put back in an airworthy condition. Any substitutions or changes to procedures or tests identified as RC require approval of an AMOC. (l) Related Information Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) EASA Airworthiness Directive 2016–0231, dated November 22, 2016, 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–2016–8851. pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES (m) 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) Airbus Service Bulletin A330–57–3120, dated September 18, 2015. (ii) Airbus Service Bulletin A340–57–5036, dated September 18, 2015. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Airbus SAS, Airworthiness Office—EAL, 1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France; telephone +33 5 61 93 36 96; fax +33 5 61 93 45 80; email airworthiness.A330-A340@airbus.com; Internet http://www.airbus.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 14:16 Apr 07, 2017 Jkt 241001 Issued in Renton, Washington, on March 10, 2017. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2017–05366 Filed 4–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2016–9385; Directorate Identifier 2016–NM–111–AD; Amendment 39–18844; AD 2017–07–06] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model G–1159B airplanes. This AD was prompted by a review of airplane maintenance records, which revealed that incorrect rudder assemblies were installed on certain airplanes. This AD requires certain inspections, and replacement or modification of the rudder assembly if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective May 15, 2017. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as May 15, 2017. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, contact Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, Technical Publications Dept., P.O. Box 2206, Savannah, GA 31402–2206; telephone 800–810–4853; fax 912–965– 3520; email pubs@gulfstream.com; Internet http://www.gulfstream.com/ product_support/technical_pubs/pubs/ index.htm. 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–2016–9385. SUMMARY: Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2016– 9385; 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 address for the Docket Office (phone: 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: Krista Greer, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Branch, ACE–117A, FAA, Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 30337; phone: 404–474–5544; fax: 404–474–5606; email: krista.greer@ faa.gov. 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 all Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model G–1159B airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on November 21, 2016 (81 FR 83180). The NPRM was prompted by a review of airplane maintenance records, which revealed that incorrect rudder assemblies were installed on certain airplanes. The NPRM proposed to require an inspection to determine the part number of the rudder assembly installed, verification that the part number of the rudder assembly matches what is recorded in the airplane maintenance records, an inspection of the rudder hinges if necessary, and replacement or modification of the rudder assembly if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct the installation of incorrect rudder assemblies, which could result in flutter and subsequent loss of the rudder, and consequent loss of control of the airplane. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We have considered the comment received. Support for the NPRM An anonymous commenter stated that the NPRM was understandable and that the FAA should retain its governmental authority. We infer that the commenter supports the intent of the NPRM. We have not made any changes to this final rule regarding this issue. E:\FR\FM\10APR1.SGM 10APR1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 67 (Monday, April 10, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2016-8851; Directorate Identifier 2016-NM-070-AD; 
Amendment 39-18831; AD 2017-06-07]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Airbus 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 all 
Airbus Model A330-200 Freighter, -200, and -300 series airplanes; and 
Airbus Model A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 series airplanes. This AD 
was prompted by reports that nonconforming aluminum alloy was used to 
manufacture several structural parts on the inboard flap. This AD 
requires identification of the potentially affected inboard flap parts, 
a one-time eddy current inspection to identify which material the parts 
are made of, and, depending on findings, replacement with serviceable 
parts. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these 
products.

DATES: This AD is effective May 15, 2017.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of May 15, 2017.

ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, 
contact Airbus SAS, Airworthiness Office--EAL, 1 Rond Point Maurice 
Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France; telephone +33 5 61 93 36 96; fax 
+33 5 61 93 45 80; email airworthiness.A330-A340@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. It is also available on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2016-
8851.

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-2016-
8851; 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: Vladimir Ulyanov, Aerospace Engineer, 
International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 
1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057-3356; telephone 425-227-1138; 
fax 425-227-1149.

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 all Airbus Model A330-200 
Freighter, -200, and -300 series airplanes; and Airbus Model A340-500 
and -600 series airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register 
on August 31, 2016 (81 FR 59922) (``the NPRM''). The NPRM was prompted 
by reports that nonconforming aluminum alloy was used to manufacture 
several structural parts on the inboard flap. The NPRM proposed to 
require identification of the potentially affected inboard flap parts, 
a one-time eddy current inspection to identify which material the parts 
are made of, and, depending on findings, replacement with serviceable 
parts. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct structural parts of 
inboard flaps made of nonconforming aluminum alloy, which could result 
in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical 
Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA 
Airworthiness Directive 2016-0231, dated November 22, 2016 (``EASA AD 
2016-0231'') (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing 
Airworthiness Information, or ``the MCAI''), which superseded EASA 
Airworthiness Directive 2016-0082, dated April 27, 2016 (``EASA AD 
2016-0082''), to correct an unsafe condition all Airbus Model A330-200 
Freighter, -200, and -300 series airplanes; and Airbus Model A340-200, 
-300, -500 and -600 series airplanes. The MCAI states:

    Following an Airbus quality control review on the final assembly 
line, it was discovered that non-conforming aluminium alloy was used 
to manufacture several structural parts on the inboard flap.
    This condition, if not detected and corrected, could reduce the 
structural integrity of the aeroplane.
    To address this potential unsafe condition, Airbus issued 
Service Bulletin (SB) A330-57-3120 and SB A340-57-5036 to provide 
instructions to identify and inspect the potentially affected parts.
    Consequently, EASA issued AD 2016-0082 to require identification 
of the potentially affected inboard flap parts, a one-time special 
detailed inspection (SDI) [eddy current measurement] to identify 
which material they are made of and, depending on findings, 
replacement with serviceable parts.
    Since EASA AD 2016-0082 was issued, it was confirmed that flaps, 
initially installed on A340-500 and A340-600 aeroplanes, may also 
have been installed in service on A340-200 or A340-300 aeroplanes. 
As this installation was not done during production, no SB was 
published for these models.
    For the reason described above, this [EASA] AD retains the 
requirements of EASA AD 2016-0082 [which corresponded to the FAA 
NPRM], which is superseded, expands the Applicability to include 
A340-200 and A340-300 aeroplanes, corrects a typographical error in 
Appendix 1 of this [EASA] AD for one affected flap, Right Hand (RH) 
serial number (s/n) ``TB 11411'' in place of ``TB 14411'' (date of 
first operation: 19/04/13) and identified in bold in Appendix 1, and 
adds the prefix ``TB'' to the s/n's of all Left Hand (LH) and RH 
flaps, which was inadvertently omitted in Appendix 1 of [EASA] AD 
2016-0082. This [EASA] AD also allows, under certain conditions, 
installation of an affected inboard flap on an aeroplane.

    Airbus Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes have been added to 
the applicability of this AD. Since there are currently no domestic 
operators of these added airplanes, notice and opportunity for public 
comment before issuing this AD are unnecessary.
    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-
8851.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. The following presents the comments received on the NPRM and 
the FAA's response to each comment.

Request To Account for a Superseding EASA Airworthiness Directive

    Airbus commented that EASA was planning to supersede EASA AD 2016-
0082 with EASA AD 2016-0231, which would update the AD applicability, 
correct a certain part serial number, and add the prefix ``TB'' to the 
serial

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numbers of all flaps. (These changes are described in the MCAI.)
    We agree with the commenter and have revised this AD to update the 
applicability, correct a serial number for a right-hand flap (from 
TB14411 to TB11411), and add the prefix ``TB'' before each flap serial 
number.

Requests To Extend Compliance Time for Part Replacement

    Airbus and American Airlines requested that the requirement to 
replace an affected part within 30 days after performing the eddy 
current inspection be changed to allow a longer compliance time. 
Paragraph (i) of the proposed AD states that if a part requires 
replacement due to a nonconforming material finding per paragraph (h) 
of the proposed AD, the part must be replaced within 30 days after the 
finding in accordance with a method approved by the FAA, EASA, or 
Airbus's EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA). EASA AD 2016-0082, 
paragraph (3), states, for the same nonconforming material finding, to 
contact Airbus within 30 days of the finding for approved replacement 
instructions, and within the compliance time(s) specified in those 
instructions to replace the nonconforming parts accordingly. The 
commenters stated that this allows more flexibility for replacement 
actions.
    We agree that additional time can be allowed for replacement of 
affected parts if 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). We have revised paragraph (i) of this AD accordingly. This 
provision corresponds to EASA AD 2016-0231, which superseded EASA AD 
2016-0082.

Removal of Note From Regulatory Text

    We have removed Note 2 to paragraph (h) of the proposed AD, and 
added text to paragraph (h) of this AD to clarify that the date of the 
first operation of the flap is specified in figure 1 to paragraphs (g), 
(j)(1), and (j)(2) of this AD.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the relevant data, considered the comments received, 
and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting 
this AD with the changes described previously and 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.
    We also determined that these changes will not increase the 
economic burden on any operator or increase the scope of this AD.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    We reviewed Airbus Service Bulletin A330-57-3120, dated September 
18, 2015; and Airbus Service Bulletin A340-57-5036, dated September 18, 
2015. The service information describes procedures for inspecting 
inboard flaps using eddy current inspection methods to determine the 
materials used. These documents are distinct since they apply to 
different airplane models. 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 31 airplanes of U.S. registry.
    We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD:

                                                 Estimated Costs
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                     Cost per      Cost on U.S.
               Action                         Labor cost            Parts cost        product        operators
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Inspection.........................  5 work-hours x $85 per hour              $0            $425         $13,175
                                      = $425.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    We estimate the following costs to do any necessary replacements 
that would be required based on the results of the required inspection. 
We have no way of determining the number of aircraft that might need 
these replacements:

                                               On-Condition Costs
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Cost per
                Action                            Labor cost                   Parts cost             product
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Remove and Replace Flap...............  60 work-hours x $85 per hour =  Unavailable.............          $5,100
                                         $5,100.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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. The cost of purchasing a flap spare is not available. As a 
result, we have included only labor 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.

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    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

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 adding the following new airworthiness 
directive (AD):

2017-06-07 Airbus: Amendment 39-18831; Docket No. FAA-2016-8851; 
Directorate Identifier 2016-NM-070-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective May 15, 2017.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Airbus Model A330-223F and -243F airplanes; 
A330-201, -202, -203, -223, and -243 airplanes; A330-301, -302, -
303, -321, -322, -323, -341, -342, and -343 airplanes; A340-211, -
212, and -213 airplanes; A340-311, -312, and -313 airplanes; A340-
541 airplanes; and A340-642 airplanes; certificated in any category, 
all manufacturer serial numbers.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 57, Wings.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by reports that nonconforming aluminum 
alloy was used to manufacture several structural parts on the 
inboard flap. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct 
structural parts of inboard flaps made of nonconforming aluminum 
alloy, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the 
airplane.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Inboard Flap Serial Number Identification

    Within 24 months after the effective date of this AD: Inspect 
each left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) inboard flap, in accordance 
with the Accomplishment Instructions of Airbus Service Bulletin 
A330-57-3120, dated September 18, 2015; or Airbus Service Bulletin 
A340-57-5036, dated September 18, 2015; as applicable; to identify 
the serial number. A review of airplane delivery and maintenance 
records is acceptable in lieu of inspecting the inboard flaps, 
provided those records can be relied upon for that purpose and the 
serial number of the affected parts can be conclusively identified 
from that review. The serial numbers of affected inboard flaps are 
identified in figure 1 to paragraphs (g), (j)(1), and (j)(2) of this 
AD.

    Note 1 to paragraphs (g) and (h) of this AD: Airbus Service 
Bulletin A330-57-3120, dated September 18, 2015; and Airbus Service 
Bulletin A340-57-5036, dated September 18, 2015; list the serial 
numbers of potentially affected LH and RH inboard flaps and the 
corresponding airplane serial number on which these parts were 
installed during production. The airplane serial number list is for 
information only, as it cannot be excluded that a potentially 
affected inboard flap has been removed from an airplane and later 
re-installed on another airplane.


                                                  Figure 1 to Paragraphs (g), (j)(1), and (j)(2) of This AD--Affected Flap Serial Numbers (s/n)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                              Date of first                                              Date of first
Date of first operation (dd/mm/         LH s/n               RH s/n         operation (dd/mm/        LH s/n              RH s/n        operation (dd/mm/        LH s/n              RH s/n
              yy)                                                                  yy)                                                        yy)
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29/09/10.......................  TB 11004...........  TB 11004...........  28/02/11..........  TB 11202..........  TB 11201..........  19/12/12.........  TB 11349..........  TB 11349
21/07/09.......................  TB 11030...........  TB 11028...........  22/02/11..........  TB 11198..........  TB 11202..........  17/12/12.........  TB 11352..........  TB 11352
17/08/09.......................  TB 11034...........  TB 11002...........  07/03/11..........  TB 11203..........  TB 11203..........  15/11/12.........  TB 11353..........  TB 11353
21/05/10.......................  TB 11031...........  TB 11031...........  30/03/11..........  TB 11204..........  TB 11204..........  30/10/12.........  TB 11354..........  TB 11354
09/08/10.......................  TB 11071...........  TB 11071...........  31/05/11..........  TB 11205..........  TB 11229..........  22/10/12.........  TB 11355..........  TB 11355
10/07/09.......................  TB 11033...........  TB 11057...........  15/03/11..........  TB 11206..........  TB 11206..........  31/10/12.........  TB 11383..........  TB 11357
06/08/10.......................  TB 11036...........  TB 11098...........  24/03/11..........  TB 11208..........  TB 11208..........  30/10/12.........  TB 11380..........  TB 11356
29/07/09.......................  TB 11035...........  TB 11035...........  04/04/11..........  TB 11209..........  TB 11209..........  26/11/12.........  TB 11359..........  TB 11393
19/08/09.......................  TB 11057...........  TB 11036...........  22/03/11..........  TB 11210..........  TB 11210..........  30/11/12.........  TB 11361..........  TB 11361
23/12/09.......................  TB 11037...........  TB 11033...........  23/03/11..........  TB 11211..........  TB 11213..........  16/11/12.........  TB 11358..........  TB 11358
14/09/09.......................  TB 11038...........  TB 11038...........  24/03/11..........  TB 11212..........  TB 11212..........  30/11/12.........  TB 11325..........  TB 11360
17/09/10.......................  TB 11042...........  TB 11039...........  14/04/11..........  TB 11213..........  TB 11214..........  12/12/12.........  TB 11399..........  TB 11365
23/09/09.......................  TB 11040...........  TB 11040...........  14/04/11..........  TB 11229..........  TB 11215..........  26/11/12.........  TB 11362..........  TB 11362
11/09/09.......................  TB 11041...........  TB 11041...........  11/04/11..........  TB 11215..........  TB 11217..........  09/11/12.........  TB 11363..........  TB 11363
12/05/10.......................  TB 11046...........  TB 11042...........  06/04/11..........  TB 11216..........  TB 11216..........  30/11/12.........  TB 11364..........  TB 11364
01/10/09.......................  TB 11043...........  TB 11043...........  12/04/11..........  TB 11217..........  TB 11219..........  23/11/12.........  TB 11365..........  TB 11368
01/10/09.......................  TB 11044...........  TB 11044...........  15/04/11..........  TB 11218..........  TB 11218..........  07/12/12.........  TB 11366..........  TB 11366
08/09/09.......................  TB 11047...........  TB 11045...........  04/05/11..........  TB 11219..........  TB 11221..........  06/12/12.........  TB 11367..........  TB 11367
07/09/09.......................  TB 11049...........  TB 11046...........  29/04/11..........  TB 11220..........  TB 11220..........  19/12/12.........  TB 11368..........  TB 11370
18/09/09.......................  TB 1970............  TB 11047...........  11/05/11..........  TB 11238..........  TB 11222..........  11/12/12.........  TB 11369..........  TB 11369
30/09/09.......................  TB 11048...........  TB 11048...........  13/05/11..........  TB 11222..........  TB 11223..........  21/12/12.........  TB 11370..........  TB 11372
26/10/09.......................  TB 11055...........  TB 11049...........  06/05/11..........  TB 11223..........  TB 11224..........  13/12/12.........  TB 11372..........  TB 11375
03/09/10.......................  TB 11051...........  TB 11051...........  19/05/11..........  TB 11224..........  TB 11225..........  20/12/12.........  TB 11373..........  TB 11373
30/10/09.......................  TB 11054...........  TB 11054...........  19/05/11..........  TB 11225..........  TB 11205..........  21/12/12.........  TB 11374..........  TB 11374
19/11/09.......................  TB 11053...........  TB 11053...........  29/06/11..........  TB 11226..........  TB 11226..........  16/01/13.........  TB 11375..........  TB 11377
28/10/10.......................  TB 11008...........  TB 11019...........  25/05/11..........  TB 11227..........  TB 11227..........  11/01/13.........  TB 11376..........  TB 11376
27/10/09.......................  TB 11015...........  TB 11055...........  16/05/11..........  TB 11228..........  TB 11228..........  15/01/13.........  TB 11377..........  TB 11350
28/10/09.......................  TB 11059...........  TB 11059...........  10/06/11..........  TB 11092..........  TB 11092..........  05/02/13.........  TB 11378..........  TB 11381
29/10/09.......................  TB 11060...........  TB 11060...........  23/11/11..........  TB 11231..........  TB 11231..........  25/01/13.........  TB 11379..........  TB 11379
16/11/10.......................  TB 11063...........  TB 11063...........  08/07/11..........  TB 11232..........  TB 11232..........  18/01/13.........  TB 11382..........  TB 11380
23/12/09.......................  TB 11061...........  TB 11061...........  23/06/11..........  TB 11234..........  TB 11234..........  22/03/13.........  TB 11381..........  TB 11382

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23/11/09.......................  TB 11066...........  TB 11066...........  22/06/11..........  TB 11233..........  TB 11233..........  27/02/13.........  TB 11371..........  TB 11371
03/11/10.......................  TB 11070...........  TB 11070...........  24/06/11..........  TB 11237..........  TB 11237..........  08/03/13.........  TB 11385..........  TB 11383
30/11/09.......................  TB 11065...........  TB 11065...........  15/06/11..........  TB 11235..........  TB 11235..........  06/02/13.........  TB 11384..........  TB 11384
30/11/09.......................  TB 11032...........  TB 11032...........  01/07/11..........  TB 11236..........  TB 11236..........  05/02/13.........  TB 11386..........  TB 11385
18/11/09.......................  TB 11067...........  TB 11067...........  12/07/11..........  TB 11239..........  TB 11239..........  19/02/13.........  TB 11406..........  TB 11389
17/12/09.......................  TB 11072...........  TB 11072...........  25/11/11..........  TB 11115..........  TB 11115..........  16/03/13.........  TB 11387..........  TB 11387
24/11/09.......................  TB 11074...........  TB 11074...........  29/07/11..........  TB 11240..........  TB 11240..........  25/02/13.........  TB 11388..........  TB 11388
17/09/10.......................  TB 11147...........  TB 11147...........  06/10/11..........  TB 11243..........  TB 11243..........  15/02/13.........  TB 11390..........  TB 11390
23/12/09.......................  TB 11095...........  TB 11095...........  29/07/11..........  TB 11244..........  TB 11241..........  25/02/13.........  TB 11392..........  TB 11392
10/12/09.......................  TB 11075...........  TB 11075...........  03/08/11..........  TB 11245..........  TB 11245..........  01/03/13.........  TB 11391..........  TB 11403
07/12/09.......................  TB 11076...........  TB 11076...........  29/08/11..........  TB 11246..........  TB 11244..........  01/03/13.........  TB 11394..........  TB 11394
23/12/09.......................  TB 11077...........  TB 11077...........  22/08/11..........  TB 11247..........  TB 11247..........  11/03/13.........  TB 11393..........  TB 11395
22/12/09.......................  TB 11069...........  TB 11069...........  20/12/11..........  TB 11248..........  TB 11246..........  08/03/13.........  TB 11397..........  TB 11397
07/12/09.......................  TB 11079...........  TB 11079...........  30/08/11..........  TB 11249..........  TB 11249..........  14/03/13.........  TB 11395..........  TB 11399
19/01/10.......................  TB 11078...........  TB 11078...........  25/08/11..........  TB 11136..........  TB 11248..........  18/03/13.........  TB 11396..........  TB 11396
11/02/10.......................  TB 11081...........  TB 11081...........  06/09/11..........  TB 11250..........  TB 11250..........  18/03/13.........  TB 11356..........  TB 11400
26/03/10.......................  TB 11080...........  TB 11080...........  27/09/11..........  TB 11252..........  TB 11254..........  28/03/13.........  TB 11398..........  TB 11398
28/01/10.......................  TB 11082...........  TB 11082...........  28/09/11..........  TB 11221..........  TB 11251..........  22/03/13.........  TB 11401..........  TB 11401
28/01/10.......................  TB 11084...........  TB 11084...........  15/09/11..........  TB 11214..........  TB 11255..........  09/04/13.........  TB 11400..........  TB 11402
04/02/10.......................  TB 11098...........  TB 11030...........  20/10/11..........  TB 11266..........  TB 11256..........  21/03/13.........  TB 11404..........  TB 11404
29/01/10.......................  TB 11085...........  TB 11085...........  19/12/11..........  TB 11258..........  TB 11258..........  09/04/13.........  TB 11402..........  TB 11405
05/02/10.......................  TB 11039...........  TB 11037...........  19/10/11..........  TB 11255..........  TB 11259..........  26/04/13.........  TB 11403..........  TB 11407
29/03/10.......................  TB 11086...........  TB 11086...........  10/11/11..........  TB 11259..........  TB 11260..........  15/04/13.........  TB 11360..........  TB 11406
09/03/10.......................  TB 11087...........  TB 11087...........  05/10/11..........  TB 11261..........  TB 11261..........  11/04/13.........  TB 11407..........  TB 11408
15/04/10.......................  TB 11088...........  TB 11088...........  17/10/11..........  TB 11260..........  TB 11263..........  19/04/13.........  TB 11409..........  TB 11409
16/04/10.......................  TB 11089...........  TB 11089...........  10/11/11..........  TB 11254..........  TB 11252..........  24/04/13.........  TB 11410..........  TB 11410
29/03/10.......................  TB 11090...........  TB 11090...........  17/11/11..........  TB 11262..........  TB 11262..........  19/04/13.........  TB 11411..........  TB 11411
11/06/10.......................  TB 11091...........  TB 11091...........  16/11/11..........  TB 11263..........  TB 11264..........  22/04/13.........  TB 11408..........  TB 11412
22/06/11.......................  TB 11230...........  TB 11230...........  16/11/11..........  TB 11264..........  TB 11265..........  26/04/13.........  TB 11413..........  TB 11413
23/03/10.......................  TB 11093...........  TB 11093...........  25/11/11..........  TB 11265..........  TB 11266..........  30/04/13.........  TB 11414..........  TB 11414
23/02/10.......................  TB 11094...........  TB 11094...........  28/11/11..........  TB 11267..........  TB 11267..........  22/04/13.........  TB 11412..........  TB 11415
24/03/10.......................  TB 11073...........  TB 11073...........  05/12/11..........  TB 11268..........  TB 11268..........  15/07/13.........  TB 11416..........  TB 11416
31/03/10.......................  TB 11096...........  TB 11096...........  29/11/11..........  TB 11270..........  TB 11270..........  17/05/13.........  TB 11405..........  TB 11417
16/03/10.......................  TB 11097...........  TB 11097...........  06/12/11..........  TB 11271..........  TB 11271..........  28/05/13.........  TB 11415..........  TB 11418
10/03/10.......................  TB 11101...........  TB 11101...........  12/12/11..........  TB 11272..........  TB 11272..........  23/05/13.........  TB 11419..........  TB 11419
15/03/10.......................  TB 11099...........  TB 11099...........  07/12/11..........  TB 11275..........  TB 11275..........  17/05/13.........  TB 11417..........  TB 11421
23/03/10.......................  TB 11100...........  TB 11100...........  14/12/11..........  TB 11269..........  TB 11269..........  30/05/13.........  TB 11418..........  TB 11420
16/06/10.......................  TB 11105...........  TB 11105...........  15/12/11..........  TB 11274..........  TB 11274..........  30/05/13.........  TB 11357..........  TB 11386
07/12/10.......................  TB 11102...........  TB 11130...........  12/12/11..........  TB 11276..........  TB 11276..........  27/05/13.........  TB 11420..........  TB 11422
13/04/10.......................  TB 11106...........  TB 11106...........  11/01/12..........  TB 11279..........  TB 11279..........  13/06/13.........  TB 11421..........  TB 11423
27/04/10.......................  TB 11104...........  TB 11104...........  20/01/12..........  TB 11278..........  TB 11278..........  04/06/13.........  TB 11424..........  TB 11424
30/04/10.......................  TB 11103...........  TB 11103...........  19/01/12..........  TB 11164..........  TB 11164..........  17/06/13.........  TB 11426..........  TB 11378
07/04/10.......................  TB 11108...........  TB 11108...........  12/01/12..........  TB 11277..........  TB 11277..........  10/06/13.........  TB 11423..........  TB 11427
16/04/10.......................  TB 11133...........  TB 11133...........  19/01/12..........  TB 11280..........  TB 11281..........  27/06/13.........  TB 11428..........  TB 11428
10/05/10.......................  TB 11114...........  TB 11114...........  23/01/12..........  TB 11298..........  TB 11282..........  20/06/13.........  TB 11425..........  TB 11425
10/05/10.......................  TB 11110...........  TB 11110...........  17/01/12..........  TB 11282..........  TB 11284..........  27/06/13.........  TB 11429..........  TB 11426
06/05/10.......................  TB 11116...........  TB 11116...........  30/01/12..........  TB 11283..........  TB 11283..........  21/06/13.........  TB 11427..........  TB 11429
27/05/10.......................  TB 11112...........  TB 11112...........  01/02/12..........  TB 11284..........  TB 11285..........  01/07/13.........  TB 11434..........  TB 11434
13/07/11.......................  TB 11241...........  TB 11238...........  24/02/12..........  TB 11286..........  TB 11286..........  01/07/13.........  TB 11432..........  TB 11432
11/05/10.......................  TB 11111...........  TB 11034...........  17/02/12..........  TB 11285..........  TB 11287..........  23/07/13.........  TB 11430..........  TB 11430
17/06/10.......................  TB 11118...........  TB 11118...........  29/02/12..........  TB 11287..........  TB 11289..........  31/07/13.........  TB 11431..........  TB 11431
09/06/10.......................  TB 11120...........  TB 11120...........  22/02/12..........  TB 11288..........  TB 11288..........  19/07/13.........  TB 11436..........  TB 11436
16/07/10.......................  TB 11122...........  TB 11122...........  23/02/12..........  TB 11289..........  TB 11291..........  12/07/13.........  TB 11433..........  TB 11433
06/07/10.......................  TB 11123...........  TB 11123...........  24/02/12..........  TB 11290..........  TB 11290..........  01/08/13.........  TB 11437..........  TB 11437
21/05/10.......................  TB 11124...........  TB 11124...........  21/02/12..........  TB 11291..........  TB 11293..........  15/07/13.........  TB 11435..........  TB 11435
12/07/10.......................  TB 11126...........  TB 11126...........  04/04/12..........  TB 11292..........  TB 11292..........  19/07/13.........  TB 11438..........  TB 11316
28/06/10.......................  TB 11127...........  TB 11127...........  05/04/12..........  TB 11293..........  TB 11294..........  13/11/13.........  TB 11440..........  TB 11438
18/06/10.......................  TB 11129...........  TB 11129...........  20/03/12..........  TB 11294..........  TB 11296..........  06/08/13.........  TB 11441..........  TB 11441
22/06/10.......................  TB 11130...........  TB 11102...........  09/03/12..........  TB 11295..........  TB 11295..........  02/08/13.........  TB 11439..........  TB 11439
24/09/10.......................  TB 11135...........  TB 11135...........  30/03/12..........  TB 11296..........  TB 11298..........  05/08/13.........  TB 11442..........  TB 11440
25/06/10.......................  TB 11132...........  TB 11132...........  29/03/12..........  TB 11297..........  TB 11297..........  09/08/13.........  TB 11443..........  TB 11391
26/07/10.......................  TB E11006..........  TB 11111...........  16/03/12..........  TB 11299..........  TB 11175..........  27/08/13.........  TB 11446..........  TB 11442
23/07/10.......................  TB 11138...........  TB 11138...........  29/03/12..........  TB 11300..........  TB 11300..........  19/08/13.........  TB 11447..........  TB 11443
14/09/11.......................  TB 11251...........  TB 11136...........  18/04/12..........  TB 11281..........  TB 11301..........  04/09/13.........  TB 11444..........  TB 11444
15/07/10.......................  TB 11062...........  TB 11062...........  12/04/12..........  TB 11302..........  TB 11180..........  03/09/13.........  TB 11445..........  TB 11445
23/07/10.......................  TB 11141...........  TB 11141...........  26/04/12..........  TB 11301..........  TB 11303..........  25/09/13.........  TB 11449..........  TB 11446
23/08/10.......................  TB 11145...........  TB 11145...........  20/04/12..........  TB 11303..........  TB 11306..........  13/09/13.........  TB 11450..........  TB 11447
27/08/10.......................  TB 11117...........  TB 11117...........  24/04/12..........  TB 11304..........  TB 11307..........  29/10/13.........  TB 11448..........  TB 11448
13/08/10.......................  TB 11146...........  TB 11146...........  27/04/12..........  TB 11305..........  TB 11305..........  26/09/13.........  TB 11453..........  TB 11449
13/09/10.......................  TB 11149...........  TB 11149...........  25/04/12..........  TB 11306..........  TB 11308..........  02/12/13.........  TB 11454..........  TB 11450

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27/09/10.......................  TB 11150...........  TB 11150...........  26/04/12..........  TB 11307..........  TB 11196..........  25/09/13.........  TB 11451..........  TB 11451
14/11/11.......................  TB 11148...........  TB 11148...........  14/05/12..........  TB 11308..........  TB 11310..........  25/09/13.........  TB 11472..........  TB 11464
17/09/10.......................  TB 11151...........  TB 11151...........  10/05/12..........  TB 11310..........  TB 11312..........  27/09/13.........  TB 11457..........  TB 11453
28/09/10.......................  TB 11107...........  TB 11107...........  11/05/12..........  TB 11312..........  TB 11317..........  28/10/13.........  TB 11458..........  TB 11454
27/09/10.......................  TB 11159...........  TB 11159...........  09/05/12..........  TB 11309..........  TB 11299..........  22/10/13.........  TB 11456..........  TB 11455
25/10/10.......................  TB 11153...........  TB 11153...........  25/05/12..........  TB 11311..........  TB 11311..........  11/10/13.........  TB 11455..........  TB 11456
29/09/10.......................  TB 11155...........  TB 11155...........  29/05/12..........  TB 11313..........  TB 11313..........  25/10/13.........  TB 11459..........  TB 11459
08/10/10.......................  TB 11156...........  TB 11156...........  31/05/12..........  TB 11314..........  TB 11314..........  20/11/13.........  TB 11460..........  TB 11458
13/10/10.......................  TB 11157...........  TB 11157...........  28/06/12..........  TB 11317..........  TB 11315..........  17/10/13.........  TB 11461..........  TB 11461
15/10/10.......................  TB 11168...........  TB 11168...........  15/06/12..........  TB 11316..........  TB 11336..........  21/10/13.........  TB 11462..........  TB 11460
13/10/10.......................  TB 11186...........  TB 11160...........  15/06/12..........  TB 11318..........  TB 11318..........  23/10/13.........  TB 11463..........  TB 11463
22/10/10.......................  TB 11161...........  TB 11161...........  31/05/12..........  TB 11319..........  TB 11319..........  05/11/13.........  TB 11465..........  TB 11462
22/10/10.......................  TB 11163...........  TB 11163...........  18/06/12..........  TB 11320..........  TB 11320..........  04/11/13.........  TB 11466..........  TB 11466
25/01/12.......................  TB 11256...........  TB 11280...........  22/06/12..........  TB 11321..........  TB 11321..........  13/11/13.........  TB 11452..........  TB 11473
22/11/10.......................  TB 11165...........  TB 11165...........  19/07/12..........  TB 11322..........  TB 11322..........  04/11/13.........  TB 11389..........  TB 11465
10/11/10.......................  TB 11167...........  TB 11167...........  29/06/12..........  TB 11323..........  TB 11323..........  22/11/13.........  TB 11468..........  TB 11457
02/12/10.......................  TB 1960............  TB 1960............  11/07/12..........  TB 11324..........  TB 11324..........  27/11/13.........  TB 11467..........  TB 11467
15/11/10.......................  TB 11169...........  TB 11169...........  26/06/12..........  TB 11348..........  TB 11325..........  11/12/13.........  TB 11470..........  TB 11468
30/11/10.......................  TB 11178...........  TB 11170...........  09/07/12..........  TB 11326..........  TB 11326..........  18/11/13.........  TB 11469..........  TB 11469
10/11/10.......................  TB 11171...........  TB 11171...........  03/07/12..........  TB 11327..........  TB 11327..........  02/12/13.........  TB 11474..........  TB 11470
30/11/10.......................  TB 11183...........  TB 11172...........  12/07/12..........  TB 11328..........  TB 11328..........  02/12/13.........  TB 11471..........  TB 11471
26/11/10.......................  TB 11173...........  TB 11173...........  16/07/12..........  TB 11329..........  TB 11329..........  30/12/13.........  TB 11503..........  TB 11488
14/12/10.......................  TB 11174...........  TB 11174...........  24/08/12..........  TB 11330..........  TB 11330..........  16/12/13.........  TB 11476..........  TB 11474
15/06/12.......................  TB 11175...........  TB 11302...........  13/07/12..........  TB 11331..........  TB 11331..........  16/12/13.........  TB 11477..........  TB 11477
19/11/10.......................  TB 11177...........  TB 11177...........  23/07/12..........  TB 11332..........  TB 11332..........  06/12/13.........  TB 11475..........  TB 11475
23/12/10.......................  TB 11172...........  TB 11178...........  29/08/12..........  TB 11333..........  TB 11333..........  03/12/13.........  TB 11479..........  TB 11476
11/04/12.......................  TB 11315...........  TB 11304...........  10/08/12..........  TB 11334..........  TB 11334..........  09/12/13.........  TB 11480..........  TB 11480
16/12/10.......................  TB 11181...........  TB 11181...........  23/07/12..........  TB 11335..........  TB 11335..........  09/12/13.........  TB 11478..........  TB 11489
15/12/10.......................  TB 11184...........  TB 11183...........  30/08/12..........  TB 11337..........  TB 11337..........  09/12/13.........  TB 11481..........  TB 11481
15/12/10.......................  TB 11187...........  TB 11184...........  30/07/12..........  TB 11336..........  TB 11309..........  17/12/13.........  TB 11482..........  TB 11482
14/01/11.......................  TB 11188...........  TB 11188...........  31/08/12..........  TB 11180..........  TB 11339..........  09/01/14.........  TB 11483..........  TB 11483
25/01/11.......................  TB 11189...........  TB 11187...........  18/09/12..........  TB 11340..........  TB 11340..........  21/01/14.........  TB 11484..........  TB 11484
21/01/11.......................  TB 11160...........  TB 11189...........  30/11/12..........  TB 11339..........  TB 11341..........  27/02/14.........  TB 11486..........  TB 11486
12/01/11.......................  TB 11190...........  TB 11190...........  12/09/12..........  TB 11341..........  TB 11343..........  27/01/14.........  TB 11487..........  TB 11487
25/01/11.......................  TB 11192...........  TB 11186...........  15/10/12..........  TB 11343..........  TB 11345..........  17/01/14.........  TB 11485..........  TB 11485
07/02/11.......................  TB 11191...........  TB 11191...........  17/09/12..........  TB 11346..........  TB 11347..........  31/01/14.........  TB 11489..........  TB 11490
07/02/11.......................  TB 11193...........  TB 11192...........  28/09/12..........  TB 11345..........  TB 11344..........  14/01/14.........  TB 11490..........  TB 11491
18/02/11.......................  TB 11195...........  TB 11193...........  09/10/12..........  TB 11342..........  TB 11342..........  29/01/14.........  TB 11488..........  TB 11492
24/02/11.......................  TB 11196...........  TB 11195...........  24/09/12..........  TB 11344..........  TB 11346..........  30/01/14.........  TB 11492..........  TB 11493
25/02/11.......................  TB 11199...........  TB 11211...........  15/10/12..........  TB 11347..........  TB 9015...........  24/01/14.........  TB 11493..........  TB 11479
25/02/11.......................  TB 11200...........  TB 11198...........  21/09/12..........  TB 11338..........  TB 11348..........  27/02/14.........  TB 11491..........  TB 11494
21/02/11.......................  TB 11201...........  TB 11199...........  19/10/12..........  TB 11350..........  TB 11359..........  16/06/14.........  TB 11495..........  TB 11495
14/02/11.......................  TB 11170...........  TB 11200...........  17/10/12..........  TB 11351..........  TB 11351..........  14/02/14.........  TB 11498..........  TB 11498
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(h) Eddy Current Conductivity Measurement

    For each affected inboard flap: Within 6 years after the 
effective date of this AD, or within 12 years after the date of the 
flap first operation, as specified in figure 1 to paragraphs (g), 
(j)(1), and (j)(2) of this AD, whichever occurs first, accomplish an 
eddy current conductivity measurement, in accordance with the 
Accomplishment Instructions of Airbus Service Bulletin A330-57-3120, 
dated September 18, 2015; or Airbus Service Bulletin A340-57-5036, 
dated September 18, 2015; as applicable.

(i) Replacement

    If a part manufactured from nonconforming material is detected 
during the eddy current inspection required by paragraph (h) of this 
AD: Within 30 days after doing the eddy current inspection, obtain 
replacement instructions 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); and, within the compliance time 
specified in those instructions, accomplish the replacement 
accordingly.

(j) Parts Installation Limitation

    As of the effective date of this AD, an inboard flap may be 
installed on any airplane, provided the part is a serviceable part. 
A serviceable part is:
    (1) A part that is not listed by serial number in figure 1 to 
paragraphs (g), (j)(1), and (j)(2) of this AD; or
    (2) A part that has a serial number listed in figure 1 to 
paragraphs (g), (j)(1), and (j)(2) of this AD, and has passed an 
eddy current conductivity measurement within the compliance time 
specified in this AD, in accordance with the Accomplishment 
Instructions of Airbus Service Bulletin A330-57-3120, dated 
September 18, 2015; or Airbus Service Bulletin A340-57-5036, dated 
September 18, 2015; as applicable.

(k) 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: Vladimir 
Ulyanov, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM-116, 
Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, 
WA 98057-3356; telephone 425-227-1138; fax 425-227-1149. Information 
may be emailed to: 9-ANM-116-AMOC-REQUESTS@faa.gov. Before using any 
approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or 
lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight

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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 
European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA); or Airbus's EASA DOA. If 
approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized 
signature.
    (3) Required for Compliance (RC): If any service information 
contains procedures or tests that are identified as RC, those 
procedures and tests must be done to comply with this AD; any 
procedures or tests that are not identified as RC are recommended. 
Those procedures and tests that are not identified as RC may be 
deviated from using accepted methods in accordance with the 
operator's maintenance or inspection program without obtaining 
approval of an AMOC, provided the procedures and tests identified as 
RC can be done and the airplane can be put back in an airworthy 
condition. Any substitutions or changes to procedures or tests 
identified as RC require approval of an AMOC.

(l) Related Information

    Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) 
EASA Airworthiness Directive 2016-0231, dated November 22, 2016, 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-2016-8851.

(m) 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) Airbus Service Bulletin A330-57-3120, dated September 18, 
2015.
    (ii) Airbus Service Bulletin A340-57-5036, dated September 18, 
2015.
    (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Airbus SAS, Airworthiness Office--EAL, 1 Rond Point Maurice 
Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France; telephone +33 5 61 93 36 96; 
fax +33 5 61 93 45 80; email airworthiness.A330-A340@airbus.com; 
Internet http://www.airbus.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 March 10, 2017.
Michael Kaszycki,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-05366 Filed 4-7-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P