Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes, 58718-58722 [2017-26842]

Download as PDF 58718 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 239 / Thursday, December 14, 2017 / Rules and Regulations (1) For Model A300 series airplanes: Airbus Service Bulletin A300–28–0092, Revision 01, dated August 29, 2014 (for center and wing-inner tank fuel pump canister hood halves); and Airbus Service Bulletin A300–28–0094, Revision 00, dated January 9, 2017 (for wing-outer tank fuel pump canister hood halves). (2) For Model A300–600 series airplanes: Airbus Service Bulletin A300–28–6110, Revision 01, dated August 29, 2014 (for center and wing-inner tank fuel pump canister hood halves); and Airbus Service Bulletin A300–28–6114, Revision 00, dated January 9, 2017 (for wing-outer tank and trim tank fuel pump canister hood halves). (3) For Model A310 series airplanes: Airbus Service Bulletin A310–28–2175, Revision 01, dated August 29, 2014 (for center and wing-inner tank fuel pump canister hood halves); and Airbus Service Bulletin A310–28–2178, Revision 00, dated January 9, 2017 (for wing-outer tank and trim tank fuel pump canister hood halves). sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES (k) Credit for Previous Actions (1) This paragraph provides credit for the actions required by paragraph (g) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using the applicable service information specified in paragraph (k)(1)(i), (k)(1)(ii), or (k)(1)(iii) of this AD. (i) Airbus Service Bulletin A300–28–0089, dated January 13, 2011; or Airbus Service Bulletin A300–28–0089, Revision 02, dated April 25, 2014. (ii) Airbus Service Bulletin A300–28–6106, dated January 13, 2011; or Airbus Service Bulletin A300–28–6106, Revision 02, dated April 25, 2014. (iii) Airbus Service Bulletin A310–28– 2173, dated January 13, 2011; or Airbus Service Bulletin A310–28–2173, Revision 02, dated April 25, 2014. (2) This paragraph provides credit for the actions required by paragraph (h) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using the applicable service information specified in paragraph (k)(2)(i), (k)(2)(ii), or (k)(2)(iii) of this AD. (i) Airbus Service Bulletin A300–28–0089, dated January 13, 2011; Airbus Mandatory Service Bulletin A300–28–0089, Revision 01, dated April 15, 2011; or Airbus Service Bulletin A300–28–0089, Revision 02, dated April 25, 2014. (ii) Airbus Service Bulletin A300–28–6106, dated January 13, 2011; Airbus Mandatory Service Bulletin A300–28–6106, Revision 01, dated April 15, 2011; or Airbus Service Bulletin A300–28–6106, Revision 02, dated April 25, 2014. (iii) Airbus Service Bulletin A310–28– 2173, dated January 13, 2011; Airbus Mandatory Service Bulletin A310–28–2173, Revision 01, dated April 15, 2011; or Airbus Service Bulletin A310–28–2173, Revision 02, dated April 25, 2014. (3) This paragraph provides credit for the actions specified in paragraph (j) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Airbus Service Bulletin A300–28–6110, Revision 00, dated November 28, 2013. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:57 Dec 13, 2017 Jkt 244001 (l) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, International Section, Transport Standards 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 International Section, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (m)(2) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-116-AMOCREQUESTS@faa.gov. (i) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. (ii) AMOCs approved previously for AD 2012–21–04 are not approved as AMOCs with this AD. (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: As of the effective date of this AD, for any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA; or the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA); or Airbus’s EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA). If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized signature. (m) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) EASA AD 2017–0051, dated March 23, 2017, 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–2017–0714. (2) For more information about this AD, contact Dan Rodina, Aerospace Engineer, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW, Renton, WA 98057–3356; telephone 425– 227–2125; fax 425–227–1149. (3) Service information identified in this AD that is not incorporated by reference is available at the addresses specified in paragraphs (n)(5) and (n)(6) of this AD. (n) 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. (3) The following service information was approved for IBR on January 18, 2018. (i) Airbus Service Bulletin A300–28–0089, Revision 03, dated December 16, 2016. (ii) Airbus Service Bulletin A300–28–0092, Revision 01, dated August 29, 2014. (iii) Airbus Service Bulletin A300–28– 0094, Revision 00, dated January 9, 2017. (iv) Airbus Service Bulletin A300–28– 6106, Revision 03, dated December 16, 2016. (v) Airbus Service Bulletin A300–28–6110, Revision 01, dated August 29, 2014. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (vi) Airbus Service Bulletin A300–28– 6114, Revision 00, dated January 9, 2017. (vii) Airbus Service Bulletin A310–28– 2173, Revision 03, dated December 16, 2016. (viii) Airbus Service Bulletin A310–28– 2175, Revision 01, dated August 29, 2014. (ix) Airbus Service Bulletin A310–28– 2178, Revision 00, dated January 9, 2017. (4) The following service information was approved for IBR on November 27, 2012 (77 FR 64701, October 23, 2012). (i) Airbus Mandatory Service Bulletin A300–28–0089, Revision 01, including Inspection Findings—Reporting Sheet, dated April 15, 2011. (ii) Airbus Mandatory Service Bulletin A300–28–6106, Revision 01, including Inspection Findings—Reporting Sheet, dated April 15, 2011. (iii) Airbus Mandatory Service Bulletin A310–28–2173, Revision 01, including Inspection Findings—Reporting Sheet, dated April 15, 2011. (5) For service information identified in this AD, contact Airbus SAS, Airworthiness Office—EAW, 1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France; telephone: +33 5 61 93 36 96; fax: +33 5 61 93 44 51; email: account.airworth-eas@ airbus.com; internet: http://www.airbus.com. (6) You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 1601 Lind Avenue SW, Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. (7) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Renton, Washington, on December 4, 2017. Dionne Palermo, Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2017–26627 Filed 12–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2017–1104; Product Identifier 2017–NM–153–AD; Amendment 39–19130; AD 2017–25–16] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A330–200, A330–200 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14DER1.SGM 14DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 239 / Thursday, December 14, 2017 / Rules and Regulations Freighter, and A330–300 series airplanes; and Airbus Model A340–200, A340–300, A340–500, and A340–600 series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections of certain fuel pumps for cavitation erosion, corrective action if necessary, and revision of the minimum equipment list (MEL). This AD was prompted by a report indicating that a fuel pump showing cavitation erosion breached the fuel pump housing and exposed the fuel pump power supply wires. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD becomes effective December 29, 2017. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of December 29, 2017. We must receive comments on this AD by January 29, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this 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 Standards Branch, 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–2017– 1104. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES DATES: 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– 1104; or in person at the Docket VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:57 Dec 13, 2017 Jkt 244001 Operations office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Operations office (telephone 800–647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vladimir Ulyanov, Aerospace Engineer, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW, Renton, WA 98057–3356; telephone 425–227–1138; fax 425–227– 1149. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA Airworthiness Directive 2017–0224, dated November 10, 2017 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for all Airbus Model A330–200, A330–200 Freighter, and A330–300 series airplanes; and Airbus Model A340–200, A340–300, A340–500, and A340–600 series airplanes. The MCAI states: An occurrence was reported of a fuel pump showing cavitation erosion which breached the fuel pump housing through the inlet webs and exposed the fuel pump power supply wires. Inspections accomplished on fuel pumps removed from other aeroplanes identified signs of erosion in varying degrees. However, no other instance of break-through due to cavitation erosion was found. A list of potentially affected fuel pump Part Numbers (P/N) was established. This condition, if not detected and corrected, could result, in case the pump is running dry, in an ignition source in the fuel tank, which may result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the aeroplane. To address this potential unsafe condition, Airbus issued Alert Operators Transmission (AOT) A28L006–17 to provide instructions to inspect some fuel pumps when installed at specific positions, and to update the applicable Master Minimum Equipment List (MMEL). For the reasons described above, this [EASA] AD requires repetitive inspections of these fuel pumps and, depending on findings, replacement of damaged fuel pumps with serviceable parts. This [EASA] AD also requires an update of the applicable MMEL, and the reporting of inspection results to Airbus. This [EASA] AD is considered to be an interim measure and further [EASA] AD action may follow. Although the MCAI requires updating the ‘‘master minimum equipment list PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 58719 (MMEL),’’ this AD requires revising the ‘‘minimum equipment list (MEL).’’ The MMEL is a master list of the minimum equipment that the airplane can operate with under given circumstances. A MEL is derived from the MMEL and is tailored for individual operators. You may examine the MCAI on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2017–1104. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 Airbus has issued Alert Operators Transmission A28L006–17, Rev. 00, dated November 3, 2017. The service information describes procedures for inspection of certain fuel pumps for cavitation erosion, and corrective actions. The service information also describes dispatch restrictions that affect the MEL. 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. FAA’s Determination and Requirements of This AD This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant to our bilateral agreement with the State of Design Authority, we have been notified of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service information referenced above. We are issuing this AD because we evaluated all pertinent information and determined the unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of these same type designs. FAA’s Determination of the Effective Date An unsafe condition exists that requires the immediate adoption of this AD. The FAA has found that the risk to the flying public justifies waiving notice and comment prior to adoption of this rule because the unsafe condition could result in an ignition source in the fuel tank, which could result in a fuel tank explosion. Therefore, we determined that notice and opportunity for public comment before issuing this AD are impracticable and that good cause exists for making this amendment effective in fewer than 30 days. Comments Invited This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight safety, and we did not precede it by notice and opportunity for public comment. We invite you to send any written relevant E:\FR\FM\14DER1.SGM 14DER1 58720 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 239 / Thursday, December 14, 2017 / Rules and Regulations data, views, or arguments about this AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2017–1104; Product Identifier 2017–NM–153–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this AD based on those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we receive about this AD. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD affects 107 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD: ESTIMATED COSTS Action Labor cost Inspection ............. 4 work-hours × $85 per hour = $340 per inspection cycle. 1 work-hour × $85 per hour = $85 per inspection cycle. 1 work-hour × $85 per hour = $85 .......................... Reporting .............. MEL revision ........ We estimate the following costs to do any necessary replacements that would Parts cost Cost on U.S. operators Cost per product $0 0 $340 per inspection cycle. $85 per inspection cycle 0 $85 ................................. be required based on the results of the inspection. We have no way of $36,380 per inspection cycle. $9,095 per inspection cycle. $9,095. determining the number of aircraft that might need these replacements: ON-CONDITION COSTS Action Labor cost Parts cost Replacement .................................... 2 work-hours × $85 per hour = $170 ........................................................ Authority for This Rulemaking 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 transport category airplanes to the Director of the System Oversight Division. 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. 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 Paperwork Reduction Act sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES A federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection of information displays a current valid OMB control number. The control number for the collection of information required by this AD is 2120–0056. The paperwork cost associated with this AD has been detailed in the Costs of Compliance section of this document and includes time for reviewing instructions, as well as completing and reviewing the collection of information. Therefore, all reporting associated with this AD is mandatory. Comments concerning the accuracy of this burden and suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to the FAA at 800 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20591, ATTN: Information Collection Clearance Officer, AES–200. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:57 Dec 13, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Cost per product $8,000 $8,170 responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD: 1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); 3. Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska; and 4. Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. E:\FR\FM\14DER1.SGM 14DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 239 / Thursday, December 14, 2017 / Rules and Regulations § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ 2017–25–16 Airbus: Amendment 39–19130; Docket No. FAA–2017–1104; Product Identifier 2017–NM–153–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD becomes effective December 29, 2017. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to the Airbus airplanes identified in paragraphs (c)(1) through (c)(7) of this AD, certificated in any category, all manufacturer serial numbers. (1) Model A330–223F and –243F airplanes. (2) Model A330–201, –202, –203, –223, and –243 airplanes. (3) Model A330–301, –302, –303, –321, –322, –323, –341, –342, and –343 airplanes. (4) Model A340–211, –212, and –213 airplanes. (5) Model A340–311, –312, and –313 airplanes. (6) Model A340–541 airplanes. (7) Model A340–642 airplanes. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 28, Fuel System. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by a report indicating that a fuel pump showing cavitation erosion breached the fuel pump housing and exposed the fuel pump power supply wires. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cavitation erosion of certain fuel pumps, which could result, if the pump is running dry, in an ignition source in the fuel tank, and consequent fuel tank explosion. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. 28300–101, P/N 568–1–28300–103, or P/N 568–1–28300–200, and is located at one of the positions specified in paragraph 3.3 of Airbus Alert Operators Transmission (AOT) A28L006–17, Rev. 00, dated November 3, 2017. (2) A fuel pump having P/N 568–1–28300– 101, P/N 568–1–28300–103, or P/N 568–1– 28300–200 that is installed in locations other than those specified in paragraph 3.3 of Airbus AOT A28L006–17, Rev. 00, dated November 3, 2017, is not affected by the inspection requirements of paragraph (i) of this AD. (h) Airplane Group Designations For the purpose of this AD, airplane groups are designated as specified in paragraphs (h)(1) and (h)(2) of this AD. (1) Group 1 airplanes are equipped with an affected fuel pump. (2) Group 2 airplanes are not equipped with an affected fuel pump. (i) Inspections For Group 1 airplanes: Before an affected pump exceeds 10,000 flight hours since first installation on an airplane, or the applicable time specified in paragraph (i)(1) or (i)(2) of this AD, whichever occurs later, inspect all affected fuel pumps for cavitation erosion, in accordance with the instruction of Airbus AOT A28L006–17, Rev. 00, dated November 3, 2017. Repeat the inspection thereafter at intervals not to exceed the applicable time specified in table 1 to paragraph (i) of this AD. (1) For a center tank, rear center tank, or aft transfer fuel pump: Within 30 days after the effective date of this AD. (2) For a stand-by fuel pump: Within 40 days after the effective date of this AD. TABLE 1 TO PARAGRAPH (i) OF THIS AD—REPETITIVE INSPECTION INTERVALS Erosion—as defined in the AOT (g) Definition of Affected Fuel Pump (1) For the purpose of this AD, an affected fuel pump has part number (P/N) 568–1– No erosion ............................ Case 1: Light erosion ........... Case 2: Medium erosion ...... Inspection interval in flight hours 5,000 5,000 800 58721 (j) Corrective Actions If, during any inspection required by paragraph (i) of this AD, severe erosion (Case 3), as specified in Airbus AOT A28L006–17, Rev. 00, dated November 3, 2017, is found on a fuel pump: Before further flight, replace that fuel pump with a serviceable part, or deactivate that fuel pump as specified in the minimum equipment list (MEL), in accordance with the instructions of Airbus AOT A28L006–17, Rev. 00, dated November 3, 2017. (k) Part Installation Limitations (1) As of the effective date of this AD, a fuel pump having P/N 568–1–28300–101, P/ N 568–1–28300–103, or P/N 568–1–28300– 200 may be installed on an airplane, provided that the part is new, or, prior to installation, the part has passed the inspection (no erosion or Case 1: Light erosion) required by paragraph (i) of this AD and, following installation, the part is inspected within the applicable repetitive intervals and as required by paragraph (i) of this AD. (2) As of the effective date of this AD, a fuel pump having P/N 568–1–28300–101, P/ N 568–1–28300–103, or P/N 568–1–28300– 200, with Case 2 (medium erosion), as specified in Airbus AOT A28L006–17, Rev. 00, dated November 3, 2017, may be installed on an airplane provided the fuel pump is not installed at a location specified in paragraph 3.3 of Airbus AOT A28L006–17, Rev. 00, dated November 3, 2017. (l) MEL Revision (1) Within 30 days after the effective date of this AD, revise the applicable MEL, in accordance with the instructions of Airbus AOT A28L006–17, Rev. 00, dated November 3, 2017, and thereafter operate the airplane accordingly. (2) For Model A340–500 and A340–600 airplanes: In addition to the MEL revision required by paragraph (l)(1) of this AD, revise the applicable MEL to include the information specified in table 2 to paragraph (l)(2) of this AD, and thereafter operate the airplane accordingly. TABLE 2 TO PARAGRAPH (l)(2) OF THIS AD—AMENDMENT TO MEL ITEMS 28–27–06 AND 28–27–07 Applicability MEL amendment Model A340–500 and A340–600 series airplanes. MEL Items 28–27–06 and 28–27–07 can be applied, provided that the related circuit breaker is pulled and tagged for the duration of the MEL item. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES (m) Reporting At the applicable time specified in paragraph (m)(1) or (m)(2) of this AD: Report the results (including no findings) of each inspection required by paragraph (i) of this AD to inspection.results@airbus.com, in accordance with the instructions in Airbus AOT A28L006–17, Rev. 00, dated November 3, 2017. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:57 Dec 13, 2017 Jkt 244001 (1) If the inspection was done on or before the effective date of this AD: Report within 10 days after the effective date of this AD. (2) If the inspection was done after the effective date of this AD: Report within 10 days after the inspection. (n) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, International Section, Transport Standards 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 International Section, send it to the attention of the person identified in E:\FR\FM\14DER1.SGM 14DER1 58722 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 239 / Thursday, December 14, 2017 / Rules and Regulations paragraph (o)(2) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-116-AMOCREQUESTS@faa.gov. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/certificate holding district office. (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 Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA; or the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA); or Airbus’s EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA). If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOAauthorized signature. (o) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) EASA Airworthiness Directive 2017–0224, dated November 10, 2017, for related information. You may examine the MCAI on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2017–1104. (2) For more information about this AD, contact Vladimir Ulyanov, Aerospace Engineer, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW, Renton, WA 98057–3356; telephone 425–227–1138; fax 425–227–1149. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES (p) 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 Alert Operators Transmission A28L006–17, Rev. 00, dated November 3, 2017. (ii) Reserved. (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 Standards Branch, 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. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 91 [Docket No.: FAA–2015–8672; Amdt. No. 91–340A] RIN 2120–AL27 Amendment of the Prohibition Against Certain Flights in Specified Areas of the Sanaa (OYSC) Flight Information Region Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). AGENCY: ACTION: Final rule. This action amends the Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) that prohibits certain flights in specified areas of the Sanaa (OYSC) Flight Information Region (FIR) by all: United States (U.S.) air carriers; U.S. commercial operators; persons exercising the privileges of an airman certificate issued by the FAA, except when such persons are operating U.S.registered aircraft for a foreign air carrier; and operators of U.S.-registered civil aircraft, except where the operator of such aircraft is a foreign air carrier. There has been a reduction in the level of risk to U.S. civil aviation operations in limited portions of the specified areas of the Sanaa (OYSC) Flight Information region (FIR) where the FAA had prohibited flight operations under the SFAR. As a result, the FAA is reducing the amount of airspace in the Sanaa (OYSC) FIR in which U.S. civil aviation operations are prohibited. However, there continues to be an unacceptable level of risk to U.S. civil aviation operations in the remainder of the specified areas of the Sanaa (OYSC) FIR, as described in this rule, resulting from terrorist and militant activity. Consequently, the FAA is also amending this SFAR to extend its expiration date. The FAA is also republishing, with minor revisions, the approval process and exemption information for this SFAR. SUMMARY: This final rule is effective on December 14, 2017. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2017–26842 Filed 12–13–17; 8:45 am] Michael Filippell, Air Transportation Division, Flight Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267–8166; email michael.e.filippell@faa.gov. BILLING CODE 4910–13–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Issued in Renton, Washington, on December 4, 2017. Dionne Palermo, Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:57 Dec 13, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 I. Executive Summary This action amends the prohibition of flight operations in specified areas of the Sanaa (OYSC) FIR by all: U.S. air carriers; U.S. commercial operators; persons exercising the privileges of an airman certificate issued by the FAA, except when such persons are operating U.S.-registered aircraft for a foreign air carrier; and operators of U.S.-registered civil aircraft, except where the operator of such aircraft is a foreign air carrier. Due to a reduction in the level of risk to U.S. civil aviation operating in limited portions of the specified areas of the Sanaa (OYSC) FIR where the FAA had prohibited U.S. civil aviation operations under SFAR No. 115, title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 91.1611, this action amends SFAR No. 115, § 91.1611, to reduce the amount of airspace in the Sanaa (OYSC) FIR in which U.S. civil aviation operations are prohibited. Specifically, the FAA is revising SFAR No. 115, § 91.1611, to prohibit U.S. civil aviation operations in the Sanaa (OYSC) FIR, except that airspace east of a line drawn direct from KAPET (163322N 0530614E) to NODMA (152603N 0533359E), southeast of a line drawn direct from NODMA to ORBAT (140638N 0503924E) then from ORBAT to PAKER (115500N 0463500E), south of a line drawn direct from PAKER to PARIM (123142N 0432712E), and west of a line drawn direct from PARIM to RIBOK (154700N 0415230E). However, there continues to be an unacceptable level of risk to U.S. civil aviation operations in the remainder the specified areas of the Sanaa (OYSC) FIR, as described in this rule, resulting from terrorist and militant activity. Consequently, the FAA is also amending this SFAR to extend its expiration date until January 7, 2020. The FAA finds this action necessary due to continued hazards to U.S. civil aviation operations in these areas. II. Legal Authority and Good Cause A. Legal Authority The FAA is responsible for the safety of flight in the U.S. and for the safety of U.S. civil operators, U.S.-registered civil aircraft, and U.S.-certificated airmen throughout the world. The FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety is found in title 49, U.S. Code. Subtitle I, sections 106(f) and (g), describe the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII of title 49, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. Section 40101(d)(1) provides that the Administrator shall consider in the public interest, among other matters, assigning, maintaining, and enhancing E:\FR\FM\14DER1.SGM 14DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 239 (Thursday, December 14, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 58718-58722]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-26842]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2017-1104; Product Identifier 2017-NM-153-AD; Amendment 
39-19130; AD 2017-25-16]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all 
Airbus Model A330-200, A330-200

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Freighter, and A330-300 series airplanes; and Airbus Model A340-200, 
A340-300, A340-500, and A340-600 series airplanes. This AD requires 
repetitive inspections of certain fuel pumps for cavitation erosion, 
corrective action if necessary, and revision of the minimum equipment 
list (MEL). This AD was prompted by a report indicating that a fuel 
pump showing cavitation erosion breached the fuel pump housing and 
exposed the fuel pump power supply wires. We are issuing this AD to 
address the unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: This AD becomes effective December 29, 2017.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of December 29, 
2017.
    We must receive comments on this AD by January 29, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 
11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
     Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    For service information identified in this 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 [email protected]; internet http://www.airbus.com. You may view this referenced service information at the 
FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 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-2017-
1104.

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-
1104; or in person at the Docket Operations office between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket 
contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and 
other information. The street address for the Docket Operations office 
(telephone 800-647-5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be 
available in the AD docket shortly after receipt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vladimir Ulyanov, Aerospace Engineer, 
International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, 1601 Lind 
Avenue SW, Renton, WA 98057-3356; telephone 425-227-1138; fax 425-227-
1149.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Discussion

    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical 
Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA 
Airworthiness Directive 2017-0224, dated November 10, 2017 (referred to 
after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or 
``the MCAI''), to correct an unsafe condition for all Airbus Model 
A330-200, A330-200 Freighter, and A330-300 series airplanes; and Airbus 
Model A340-200, A340-300, A340-500, and A340-600 series airplanes. The 
MCAI states:

    An occurrence was reported of a fuel pump showing cavitation 
erosion which breached the fuel pump housing through the inlet webs 
and exposed the fuel pump power supply wires. Inspections 
accomplished on fuel pumps removed from other aeroplanes identified 
signs of erosion in varying degrees. However, no other instance of 
break-through due to cavitation erosion was found. A list of 
potentially affected fuel pump Part Numbers (P/N) was established.
    This condition, if not detected and corrected, could result, in 
case the pump is running dry, in an ignition source in the fuel 
tank, which may result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss 
of the aeroplane.
    To address this potential unsafe condition, Airbus issued Alert 
Operators Transmission (AOT) A28L006-17 to provide instructions to 
inspect some fuel pumps when installed at specific positions, and to 
update the applicable Master Minimum Equipment List (MMEL).
    For the reasons described above, this [EASA] AD requires 
repetitive inspections of these fuel pumps and, depending on 
findings, replacement of damaged fuel pumps with serviceable parts. 
This [EASA] AD also requires an update of the applicable MMEL, and 
the reporting of inspection results to Airbus.
    This [EASA] AD is considered to be an interim measure and 
further [EASA] AD action may follow.

Although the MCAI requires updating the ``master minimum equipment list 
(MMEL),'' this AD requires revising the ``minimum equipment list 
(MEL).'' The MMEL is a master list of the minimum equipment that the 
airplane can operate with under given circumstances. A MEL is derived 
from the MMEL and is tailored for individual operators. You may examine 
the MCAI on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for 
and locating Docket No. FAA-2017-1104.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    Airbus has issued Alert Operators Transmission A28L006-17, Rev. 00, 
dated November 3, 2017. The service information describes procedures 
for inspection of certain fuel pumps for cavitation erosion, and 
corrective actions. The service information also describes dispatch 
restrictions that affect the MEL. 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.

FAA's Determination and Requirements of This AD

    This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another 
country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant 
to our bilateral agreement with the State of Design Authority, we have 
been notified of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service 
information referenced above. We are issuing this AD because we 
evaluated all pertinent information and determined the unsafe condition 
exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of these 
same type designs.

FAA's Determination of the Effective Date

    An unsafe condition exists that requires the immediate adoption of 
this AD. The FAA has found that the risk to the flying public justifies 
waiving notice and comment prior to adoption of this rule because the 
unsafe condition could result in an ignition source in the fuel tank, 
which could result in a fuel tank explosion. Therefore, we determined 
that notice and opportunity for public comment before issuing this AD 
are impracticable and that good cause exists for making this amendment 
effective in fewer than 30 days.

Comments Invited

    This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight 
safety, and we did not precede it by notice and opportunity for public 
comment. We invite you to send any written relevant

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data, views, or arguments about this AD. Send your comments to an 
address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-
2017-1104; Product Identifier 2017-NM-153-AD'' at the beginning of your 
comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, 
economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this AD. We will 
consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this 
AD based on those comments.
    We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We 
will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we 
receive about this AD.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD affects 107 airplanes of U.S. registry. We 
estimate the following costs to comply with this AD:

                                                 Estimated Costs
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                                                                                                 Cost on U.S.
           Action                    Labor cost           Parts cost      Cost per product        operators
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Inspection.................  4 work-hours x $85 per                 $0  $340 per inspection  $36,380 per
                              hour = $340 per                            cycle.               inspection cycle.
                              inspection cycle.
Reporting..................  1 work-hour x $85 per                   0  $85 per inspection   $9,095 per
                              hour = $85 per                             cycle.               inspection cycle.
                              inspection cycle.
MEL revision...............  1 work-hour x $85 per                   0  $85................  $9,095.
                              hour = $85.
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    We estimate the following costs to do any necessary replacements 
that would be required based on the results of the inspection. We have 
no way of determining the number of aircraft that might need these 
replacements:

                                               On-Condition Costs
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                                                                                                     Cost per
                   Action                                 Labor cost                Parts cost        product
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Replacement................................  2 work-hours x $85 per hour = $170.          $8,000          $8,170
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Paperwork Reduction Act

    A federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not 
required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to penalty for 
failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the 
requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection of 
information displays a current valid OMB control number. The control 
number for the collection of information required by this AD is 2120-
0056. The paperwork cost associated with this AD has been detailed in 
the Costs of Compliance section of this document and includes time for 
reviewing instructions, as well as completing and reviewing the 
collection of information. Therefore, all reporting associated with 
this AD is mandatory. Comments concerning the accuracy of this burden 
and suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to the FAA 
at 800 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20591, ATTN: Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, AES-200.

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 transport category airplanes to 
the Director of the System Oversight 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 that this AD:
    1. Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive Order 
12866;
    2. Is not a ``significant rule'' under the DOT Regulatory Policies 
and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979);
    3. Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska; and
    4. Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or 
negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

Adoption of the Amendment

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

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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

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

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Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

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

2017-25-16 Airbus: Amendment 39-19130; Docket No. FAA-2017-1104; 
Product Identifier 2017-NM-153-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD becomes effective December 29, 2017.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to the Airbus airplanes identified in paragraphs 
(c)(1) through (c)(7) of this AD, certificated in any category, all 
manufacturer serial numbers.
    (1) Model A330-223F and -243F airplanes.
    (2) Model A330-201, -202, -203, -223, and -243 airplanes.
    (3) Model A330-301, -302, -303, -321, -322, -323, -341, -342, 
and -343 airplanes.
    (4) Model A340-211, -212, and -213 airplanes.
    (5) Model A340-311, -312, and -313 airplanes.
    (6) Model A340-541 airplanes.
    (7) Model A340-642 airplanes.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 28, Fuel System.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by a report indicating that a fuel pump 
showing cavitation erosion breached the fuel pump housing and 
exposed the fuel pump power supply wires. We are issuing this AD to 
detect and correct cavitation erosion of certain fuel pumps, which 
could result, if the pump is running dry, in an ignition source in 
the fuel tank, and consequent fuel tank explosion.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Definition of Affected Fuel Pump

    (1) For the purpose of this AD, an affected fuel pump has part 
number (P/N) 568-1-28300-101, P/N 568-1-28300-103, or P/N 568-1-
28300-200, and is located at one of the positions specified in 
paragraph 3.3 of Airbus Alert Operators Transmission (AOT) A28L006-
17, Rev. 00, dated November 3, 2017.
    (2) A fuel pump having P/N 568-1-28300-101, P/N 568-1-28300-103, 
or P/N 568-1-28300-200 that is installed in locations other than 
those specified in paragraph 3.3 of Airbus AOT A28L006-17, Rev. 00, 
dated November 3, 2017, is not affected by the inspection 
requirements of paragraph (i) of this AD.

(h) Airplane Group Designations

    For the purpose of this AD, airplane groups are designated as 
specified in paragraphs (h)(1) and (h)(2) of this AD.
    (1) Group 1 airplanes are equipped with an affected fuel pump.
    (2) Group 2 airplanes are not equipped with an affected fuel 
pump.

(i) Inspections

    For Group 1 airplanes: Before an affected pump exceeds 10,000 
flight hours since first installation on an airplane, or the 
applicable time specified in paragraph (i)(1) or (i)(2) of this AD, 
whichever occurs later, inspect all affected fuel pumps for 
cavitation erosion, in accordance with the instruction of Airbus AOT 
A28L006-17, Rev. 00, dated November 3, 2017. Repeat the inspection 
thereafter at intervals not to exceed the applicable time specified 
in table 1 to paragraph (i) of this AD.
    (1) For a center tank, rear center tank, or aft transfer fuel 
pump: Within 30 days after the effective date of this AD.
    (2) For a stand-by fuel pump: Within 40 days after the effective 
date of this AD.

  Table 1 to Paragraph (i) of This AD--Repetitive Inspection Intervals
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                                                            Inspection
             Erosion--as defined in the AOT                 interval in
                                                           flight hours
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No erosion..............................................           5,000
Case 1: Light erosion...................................           5,000
Case 2: Medium erosion..................................             800
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(j) Corrective Actions

    If, during any inspection required by paragraph (i) of this AD, 
severe erosion (Case 3), as specified in Airbus AOT A28L006-17, Rev. 
00, dated November 3, 2017, is found on a fuel pump: Before further 
flight, replace that fuel pump with a serviceable part, or 
deactivate that fuel pump as specified in the minimum equipment list 
(MEL), in accordance with the instructions of Airbus AOT A28L006-17, 
Rev. 00, dated November 3, 2017.

(k) Part Installation Limitations

    (1) As of the effective date of this AD, a fuel pump having P/N 
568-1-28300-101, P/N 568-1-28300-103, or P/N 568-1-28300-200 may be 
installed on an airplane, provided that the part is new, or, prior 
to installation, the part has passed the inspection (no erosion or 
Case 1: Light erosion) required by paragraph (i) of this AD and, 
following installation, the part is inspected within the applicable 
repetitive intervals and as required by paragraph (i) of this AD.
    (2) As of the effective date of this AD, a fuel pump having P/N 
568-1-28300-101, P/N 568-1-28300-103, or P/N 568-1-28300-200, with 
Case 2 (medium erosion), as specified in Airbus AOT A28L006-17, Rev. 
00, dated November 3, 2017, may be installed on an airplane provided 
the fuel pump is not installed at a location specified in paragraph 
3.3 of Airbus AOT A28L006-17, Rev. 00, dated November 3, 2017.

(l) MEL Revision

    (1) Within 30 days after the effective date of this AD, revise 
the applicable MEL, in accordance with the instructions of Airbus 
AOT A28L006-17, Rev. 00, dated November 3, 2017, and thereafter 
operate the airplane accordingly.
    (2) For Model A340-500 and A340-600 airplanes: In addition to 
the MEL revision required by paragraph (l)(1) of this AD, revise the 
applicable MEL to include the information specified in table 2 to 
paragraph (l)(2) of this AD, and thereafter operate the airplane 
accordingly.

 Table 2 to Paragraph (l)(2) of This AD--Amendment to MEL Items 28-27-06
                              and 28-27-07
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        Applicability                        MEL amendment
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Model A340-500 and A340-600    MEL Items 28-27-06 and 28-27-07 can be
 series airplanes.              applied, provided that the related
                                circuit breaker is pulled and tagged for
                                the duration of the MEL item.
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(m) Reporting

    At the applicable time specified in paragraph (m)(1) or (m)(2) 
of this AD: Report the results (including no findings) of each 
inspection required by paragraph (i) of this AD to 
[email protected], in accordance with the instructions 
in Airbus AOT A28L006-17, Rev. 00, dated November 3, 2017.
    (1) If the inspection was done on or before the effective date 
of this AD: Report within 10 days after the effective date of this 
AD.
    (2) If the inspection was done after the effective date of this 
AD: Report within 10 days after the inspection.

(n) Other FAA AD Provisions

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, 
International Section, Transport Standards 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 International Section, send it to the attention of 
the person identified in

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paragraph (o)(2) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: [email protected]. 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.
    (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 
Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA; or the European Aviation 
Safety Agency (EASA); or Airbus's EASA Design Organization Approval 
(DOA). If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-
authorized signature.

(o) Related Information

    (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information 
(MCAI) EASA Airworthiness Directive 2017-0224, dated November 10, 
2017, for related information. You may examine the MCAI on the 
internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating 
Docket No. FAA-2017-1104.
    (2) For more information about this AD, contact Vladimir 
Ulyanov, Aerospace Engineer, International Section, Transport 
Standards Branch, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW, Renton, WA 98057-3356; 
telephone 425-227-1138; fax 425-227-1149.

(p) 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 Alert Operators Transmission A28L006-17, Rev. 00, 
dated November 3, 2017.
    (ii) Reserved.
    (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 [email protected]; 
internet http://www.airbus.com.
    (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport 
Standards Branch, 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 December 4, 2017.
Dionne Palermo,
Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-26842 Filed 12-13-17; 8:45 am]
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