Airworthiness Directives; IPECO Pilot and Co-Pilot Seats, 51552-51554 [2017-24127]

Download as PDF 51552 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 7, 2017 / Rules and Regulations (i) Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Alert NonModification Service Bulletin RB.211–71– AJ576, Initial Issue, dated March 17, 2017. (ii) Reserved. (3) For RR service information identified in this AD, contact Rolls-Royce plc, Corporate Communications, P.O. Box 31, Derby, England, DE24 8BJ; phone: 011–44–1332– 242424; fax: 011–44–1332–249936; email: http://www.rolls-royce.com/contact/civil_ team.jsp; Internet: https://customers.rollsroyce.com/public/rollsroycecare. (4) You may view this service information at FAA, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7125. (5) You may view this service information 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 Burlington, Massachusetts, on November 1, 2017. Karen M. Grant, Acting Manager, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2017–24156 Filed 11–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2017–0490; Product Identifier 2017–NE–13–AD; Amendment 39– 19082; AD 2017–22–02] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; IPECO Pilot and Co-Pilot Seats Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Ipeco Holdings Ltd. (Ipeco) pilot and copilot seats. This AD requires modification and reidentification of the affected seats. This AD was prompted by reports of unexpected movement of pilot and co-pilot seats on takeoff and landing. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. nshattuck on DSK9F9SC42PROD with RULES SUMMARY: This AD becomes effective December 12, 2017. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of December 12, 2017. DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:04 Nov 06, 2017 Jkt 244001 For service information identified in this final rule, contact Ipeco Holdings Ltd., Aviation Way, Southend on Sea, SS2 6UN, United Kingdom; phone: 44 1702 549371; fax: 44 1702 540782; email: sales@ Ipeco.com. You may view this service information at the FAA, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7125. It is also available on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2017– 0490. ADDRESSES: 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–2017– 0490; 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 mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI), the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647–5527) is Document 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: Neil Doh, Aerospace Engineer, Boston ACO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781– 238–7757; fax: 781–238–7199; email: neil.doh@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 the specified products. The NPRM was published in the Federal Register on June 16, 2017 (82 FR 27629). The NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: Occurrences have been reported of pilot/ co-pilot unexpected rearward movement during take-off and landing. Investigations determined that horizontal guide block wear, presence of burrs on horizontal centre track, and horizontal track lock system weakness (spring tension too low) were various causes which contributed to the seat not being correctly locked. This condition, if not corrected, could lead to further cases of unwanted flight crew seat movement, possibly resulting in reduced control of the aeroplane. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2017– 0490. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this final rule. The following presents the comments received on the NPRM and the FAA’s response to each comment. Request To Shorten Compliance Time The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) requested that the FAA work with EASA to reevaluate the compliance time for this AD. ALPA indicated that the requirements of this AD could be accomplished in a shorter timeframe that would enhance safety. ALPA did not provide data or a detailed explanation with respect to its request for a shorter time frame. Consequently, upon further review of the risk analysis with EASA, we determined the proposed time frame for accomplishment of this AD is appropriate. Miscellaneous Comments We received miscellaneous comments not relevant to this AD. No further response is required. Conclusion We reviewed the available data, including the comments received, and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting this AD as proposed. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 Ipeco has issued Service Bulletin (SB) Number 063–25–08, Revision 00; SB Number 063–25–09, Revision 00; and SB Number 063–25–10, Revision 00; all dated May 31, 2016. These SBs provide instructions, differentiated by the part numbers of the affected pilot and copilot seats, for the modification and reidentification of these seats. 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 an unknown number of pilot and co-pilot seats installed on 55 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD: E:\FR\FM\07NOR1.SGM 07NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 7, 2017 / Rules and Regulations 51553 ESTIMATED COSTS Action Labor cost Modify crew seats ................... 2 work-hours × $85 per hour = $170 ..................................... nshattuck on DSK9F9SC42PROD with RULES 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. This AD is issued in accordance with authority delegated by the Executive Director, Aircraft Certification Service, as authorized by FAA Order 8000.51C. In accordance with that order, issuance of ADs is normally a function of the Compliance and Airworthiness Division, but during this transition period, the Executive Director has delegated the authority to issue ADs applicable to engines, propellers, and associated appliances to the Manager, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, Policy and Innovation Division. 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 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:04 Nov 06, 2017 Jkt 244001 Parts cost 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 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): ■ 2017–22–02 Ipeco Holdings Ltd.: Amendment 39–19082; Docket No. FAA–2017–0490; Product Identifier 2017–NE–13–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD becomes effective December 12, 2017. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability (1) This AD applies to Ipeco Holdings Ltd. (Ipeco) pilot and co-pilot seats with a part number listed in the Planning Information section of Ipeco Service Bulletins (SBs) Number 063–25–08, Revision 00; Number 063–25–09, Revision 00; and Number 063– 25–10, Revision 00; all dated May 31, 2016. (2) These seats are installed on, but not limited to, ATR–GIE Avions de Transport Regional ATR 42 and ATR 72 airplanes. (d) Subject Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 2510, Flight Compartment Equipment. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by reports of unexpected movement of pilot and co-pilot seats on takeoff and landing. We are issuing this AD to prevent unexpected movement of pilot and co-pilot seats on takeoff and landing. The unsafe condition, if not corrected, could result in reduced control of the airplane. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 $125 Cost per product $295 Cost on U.S. operators $16,225 (f) Compliance (1) Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (2) Within 2 years after the effective date of this AD, modify and re-identify affected each pilot and co-pilot seat. Use the Accomplishment Instructions of Ipeco SB Number 063–25–08, Revision 00; Ipeco SB 063–25–09, Revision 00; or Ipeco SB 063–25– 10, Revision 00; all dated May 31, 2016; as appropriate, to do the modification and reidentification. (g) Installation Prohibition Do not install any pilot or co-pilot seat identified in paragraph (c) of this AD unless the seat is modified and reidentified as specified in paragraph (f)(2) of this AD. (h) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Boston ACO Branch, 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 manager of the Boston ACO Branch, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (i) of this AD. (2) 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. (i) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Neil Doh, Aerospace Engineer, Boston ACO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781– 238–7757; fax: 781–238–7199; email: neil.doh@faa.gov. (2) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency AD 2016–0256, dated December 16, 2016, for more information. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating it in Docket No. FAA–2017–0490. (j) 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 the AD specifies otherwise. (i) Ipeco Service Bulletin (SB) Number 063–25–08, Revision 00; dated May 31, 2016. (ii) Ipeco SB Number 063–25–09, Revision 00; dated May 31, 2016. E:\FR\FM\07NOR1.SGM 07NOR1 51554 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 7, 2017 / Rules and Regulations (iii) Ipeco SB Number 063–25–10, Revision 00; dated May 31, 2016. (3) For Ipeco service information identified in this AD, contact Ipeco Holdings Ltd., Aviation Way, Southend on Sea, SS2 6UN, United Kingdom; phone: 44 1702 549371; fax: 44 1702 540782; email: sales@Ipeco.com. (4) You may view this service information at FAA, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, Policy and Innovation Division, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7125. (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 Burlington, Massachusetts, on October 19, 2017. Karen M. Grant, Acting Manager, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2017–24127 Filed 11–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration 21 CFR Part 73 [Docket No. FDA–2016–C–2767] Listing of Color Additives Exempt From Certification; Calcium Carbonate AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Final rule. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is amending the color additive regulations to provide for the safe use of calcium carbonate to color hard and soft candy, mints, and chewing gum. We are taking this action in response to a color additive petition submitted by the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company. DATES: This rule is effective December 8, 2017. See section X for further information on the filing of objections. Submit either electronic or written objections and requests for a hearing on the final rule by December 7, 2017. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of December 7, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit objections and requests for a hearing as follows. Please note that late, untimely filed objections will not be considered. Electronic objections must be submitted nshattuck on DSK9F9SC42PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:04 Nov 06, 2017 Jkt 244001 on or before December 7, 2017. The https://www.regulations.gov electronic filing system will accept comments until midnight Eastern Time at the end of December 7, 2017. Objections received by mail/hand delivery/courier (for written/paper submissions) will be considered timely if they are postmarked or the delivery service acceptance receipt is on or before that date. Electronic Submissions Submit electronic objections in the following way: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Objections submitted electronically, including attachments, to https:// www.regulations.gov will be posted to the docket unchanged. Because your objection will be made public, you are solely responsible for ensuring that your objection does not include any confidential information that you or a third party may not wish to be posted, such as medical information, your or anyone else’s Social Security number, or confidential business information, such as a manufacturing process. Please note that if you include your name, contact information, or other information that identifies you in the body of your objection, that information will be posted on https://www.regulations.gov. • If you want to submit an objection with confidential information that you do not wish to be made available to the public, submit the objection as a written/paper submission and in the manner detailed (see ‘‘Written/Paper Submissions’’ and ‘‘Instructions’’). Written Paper Submissions Submit written/paper submissions as follows: • Mail/Hand delivery/Courier (for written/paper submissions): Dockets Management Staff (HFA–305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. • For written/paper objections submitted to the Dockets Management Staff, FDA will post your objection, as well as any attachments, except for information submitted, marked and identified, as confidential, if submitted as detailed in ‘‘Instructions.’’ Instructions: All submissions received must include the Docket No. FDA– 2016–C–2767 for ‘‘Listing of Color Additives Exempt from Certification; Calcium Carbonate.’’ Received objections, those filed in a timely manner (see ADDRESSES), will be placed in the docket and, except for those submitted as ‘‘Confidential Submissions,’’ publicly viewable at PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 https://www.regulations.gov or with the Dockets Management Staff between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. • Confidential Submissions—To submit an objection with confidential information that you do not wish to be made publicly available, submit your objections only as a written/paper submission. You should submit two copies total. One copy will include the information you claim to be confidential with a heading or cover note that states ‘‘THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION.’’ We will review this copy, including the claimed confidential information, in our consideration of comments. The second copy, which will have the claimed confidential information redacted/ blacked out, will be available for public viewing and posted on https:// www.regulations.gov. Submit both copies to the Dockets Management Staff. If you do not wish your name and contact information to be made publicly available, you can provide this information on the cover sheet and not in the body of your comments and you must identify this information as ‘‘confidential.’’ Any information marked as ‘‘confidential’’ will not be disclosed except in accordance with 21 CFR 10.20 and other applicable disclosure law. For more information about FDA’s posting of comments to public dockets, see 80 FR 56469, September 18, 2015, or access the information at: https://www.gpo.gov/ fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-09-18/pdf/201523389.pdf. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or the electronic and written/paper comments received, go to https:// www.regulations.gov and insert the docket number, found in brackets in the heading of this document, into the ‘‘Search’’ box and follow the prompts and/or go to the Dockets Management Staff, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judith Kidwell, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) (HFS– 265), Food and Drug Administration, 5001 Campus Dr., College Park, MD 20740–3835, 240–402–1071. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction In the Federal Register on October 7, 2016 (81 FR 69740), we announced that we filed a color additive petition (CAP 6C0307) submitted by Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company (petitioner), c/o Exponent, 1150 Connecticut Ave. NW., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20036. The petition proposed to amend the color additive E:\FR\FM\07NOR1.SGM 07NOR1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 214 (Tuesday, November 7, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 51552-51554]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-24127]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2017-0490; Product Identifier 2017-NE-13-AD; Amendment 
39-19082; AD 2017-22-02]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; IPECO Pilot and Co-Pilot Seats

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 
Ipeco Holdings Ltd. (Ipeco) pilot and co-pilot seats. This AD requires 
modification and reidentification of the affected seats. This AD was 
prompted by reports of unexpected movement of pilot and co-pilot seats 
on takeoff and landing. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe 
condition on these products.

DATES: This AD becomes effective December 12, 2017.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of December 12, 
2017.

ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, 
contact Ipeco Holdings Ltd., Aviation Way, Southend on Sea, SS2 6UN, 
United Kingdom; phone: 44 1702 549371; fax: 44 1702 540782; email: 
sales@Ipeco.com. You may view this service information at the FAA, 
Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, 1200 District Avenue, 
Burlington, MA. For information on the availability of this material at 
the FAA, call 781-238-7125. It is also available on the Internet at 
http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. 
FAA-2017-0490.

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-2017-
0490; 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 mandatory continuing airworthiness information 
(MCAI), the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other 
information. The address for the Docket Office (phone: 800-647-5527) is 
Document 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: Neil Doh, Aerospace Engineer, Boston 
ACO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 
781-238-7757; fax: 781-238-7199; email: neil.doh@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 the specified products. The 
NPRM was published in the Federal Register on June 16, 2017 (82 FR 
27629). The NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the 
specified products. The MCAI states:

    Occurrences have been reported of pilot/co-pilot unexpected 
rearward movement during take-off and landing. Investigations 
determined that horizontal guide block wear, presence of burrs on 
horizontal centre track, and horizontal track lock system weakness 
(spring tension too low) were various causes which contributed to 
the seat not being correctly locked.
    This condition, if not corrected, could lead to further cases of 
unwanted flight crew seat movement, possibly resulting in reduced 
control of the aeroplane.

    You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD 
docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for 
and locating Docket No. FAA-2017-0490.

Comments

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

Request To Shorten Compliance Time

    The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) requested that the FAA work 
with EASA to reevaluate the compliance time for this AD. ALPA indicated 
that the requirements of this AD could be accomplished in a shorter 
timeframe that would enhance safety.
    ALPA did not provide data or a detailed explanation with respect to 
its request for a shorter time frame. Consequently, upon further review 
of the risk analysis with EASA, we determined the proposed time frame 
for accomplishment of this AD is appropriate.

Miscellaneous Comments

    We received miscellaneous comments not relevant to this AD. No 
further response is required.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the available data, including the comments received, 
and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting 
this AD as proposed.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    Ipeco has issued Service Bulletin (SB) Number 063-25-08, Revision 
00; SB Number 063-25-09, Revision 00; and SB Number 063-25-10, Revision 
00; all dated May 31, 2016. These SBs provide instructions, 
differentiated by the part numbers of the affected pilot and co-pilot 
seats, for the modification and reidentification of these seats. 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 an unknown number of pilot and co-
pilot seats installed on 55 airplanes of U.S. registry.
    We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD:

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                                                 Estimated Costs
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                                                                                     Cost per      Cost on U.S.
               Action                         Labor cost            Parts cost        product        operators
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Modify crew seats..................  2 work-hours x $85 per hour            $125            $295         $16,225
                                      = $170.
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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.
    This AD is issued in accordance with authority delegated by the 
Executive Director, Aircraft Certification Service, as authorized by 
FAA Order 8000.51C. In accordance with that order, issuance of ADs is 
normally a function of the Compliance and Airworthiness Division, but 
during this transition period, the Executive Director has delegated the 
authority to issue ADs applicable to engines, propellers, and 
associated appliances to the Manager, Engine and Propeller Standards 
Branch, Policy and Innovation Division.

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 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):

2017-22-02 Ipeco Holdings Ltd.: Amendment 39-19082; Docket No. FAA-
2017-0490; Product Identifier 2017-NE-13-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD becomes effective December 12, 2017.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    (1) This AD applies to Ipeco Holdings Ltd. (Ipeco) pilot and co-
pilot seats with a part number listed in the Planning Information 
section of Ipeco Service Bulletins (SBs) Number 063-25-08, Revision 
00; Number 063-25-09, Revision 00; and Number 063-25-10, Revision 
00; all dated May 31, 2016.
    (2) These seats are installed on, but not limited to, ATR-GIE 
Avions de Transport Regional ATR 42 and ATR 72 airplanes.

(d) Subject

    Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 2510, Flight 
Compartment Equipment.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by reports of unexpected movement of pilot 
and co-pilot seats on takeoff and landing. We are issuing this AD to 
prevent unexpected movement of pilot and co-pilot seats on takeoff 
and landing. The unsafe condition, if not corrected, could result in 
reduced control of the airplane.

(f) Compliance

    (1) Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, 
unless already done.
    (2) Within 2 years after the effective date of this AD, modify 
and re-identify affected each pilot and co-pilot seat. Use the 
Accomplishment Instructions of Ipeco SB Number 063-25-08, Revision 
00; Ipeco SB 063-25-09, Revision 00; or Ipeco SB 063-25-10, Revision 
00; all dated May 31, 2016; as appropriate, to do the modification 
and reidentification.

(g) Installation Prohibition

    Do not install any pilot or co-pilot seat identified in 
paragraph (c) of this AD unless the seat is modified and 
reidentified as specified in paragraph (f)(2) of this AD.

(h) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (1) The Manager, Boston ACO Branch, 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 
manager of the Boston ACO Branch, send it to the attention of the 
person identified in paragraph (i) of this AD.
    (2) 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.

(i) Related Information

    (1) For more information about this AD, contact Neil Doh, 
Aerospace Engineer, Boston ACO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, 
Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781-238-7757; fax: 781-238-7199; email: 
neil.doh@faa.gov.
    (2) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency AD 2016-0256, 
dated December 16, 2016, for more information. You may examine the 
MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov 
by searching for and locating it in Docket No. FAA-2017-0490.

(j) 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 the AD specifies otherwise.
    (i) Ipeco Service Bulletin (SB) Number 063-25-08, Revision 00; 
dated May 31, 2016.
    (ii) Ipeco SB Number 063-25-09, Revision 00; dated May 31, 2016.

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    (iii) Ipeco SB Number 063-25-10, Revision 00; dated May 31, 
2016.
    (3) For Ipeco service information identified in this AD, contact 
Ipeco Holdings Ltd., Aviation Way, Southend on Sea, SS2 6UN, United 
Kingdom; phone: 44 1702 549371; fax: 44 1702 540782; email: 
sales@Ipeco.com.
    (4) You may view this service information at FAA, Engine and 
Propeller Standards Branch, Policy and Innovation Division, 1200 
District Avenue, Burlington, MA. For information on the availability 
of this material at the FAA, call 781-238-7125.
    (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 Burlington, Massachusetts, on October 19, 2017.
Karen M. Grant,
Acting Manager, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, Aircraft 
Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-24127 Filed 11-6-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P