Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes, 212-214 [2017-28380]

Download as PDF 212 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 2 / Wednesday, January 3, 2018 / Rules and Regulations email continued.airworthiness@atraircraft.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. Issued in Renton, Washington, on December 20, 2017. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2017–28146 Filed 1–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2017–1180; Product Identifier 2012–NM–201–AD; Amendment 39–19144; AD 2018–01–03] 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 certain Airbus Model A300 B4–600, B4–600R, and F4–600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4–605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called Model A300–600 series airplanes); and Airbus Model A310 series airplanes. This AD requires contacting the FAA to obtain instructions for addressing the unsafe condition on these products, and doing the actions specified in those instructions. This AD was prompted by reports of the portable oxygen cylinder assembly (POCA) slipping from its bracket inside a one-frame overhead stowage compartment. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD becomes effective January 18, 2018. We must receive comments on this AD by February 20, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods: jstallworth on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:15 Jan 02, 2018 Jkt 244001 • 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. 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– 1180; 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: 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. 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 2015–0146, dated July 22, 2015; corrected July 24, 2015, (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for certain Airbus Model A300 B4–600, B4–600R, and F4–600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4– 605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called Model A300–600 series airplanes); and Airbus Model A310 series airplanes. The MCAI states: During maintenance, an operator found that one portable oxygen cylinder assembly (POCA) had slipped from its bracket inside a one-frame [overhead stowage compartment] OHSC located near door L1. The investigation results indicated that the POCA had fallen behind the OHSC through a cutout on the OHSC outboard panel and damaged some electrical wires, resulting in PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 arcing, melted wires, partial burn stains on the POCA and on the inside of the fuselage. This condition, if not detected and corrected, could possibly result in an uncontrolled fire in the affected area. To address this potential unsafe condition, Airbus issued [alert operators transmission] AOT A25W003–12, requesting a one-time inspection of the affected POCA installation inside one-frame OHSC, corrective actions, and repetitive checks. Consequently, EASA issued Emergency AD 2012–0032–E to require repetitive inspections of the affected POCA installation(s) inside one-frame OHSC and, depending on findings, the accomplishment of applicable corrective actions(s). Since that [EASA] AD was issued, it was discovered that more aeroplanes were potentially affected by this unsafe condition. Airbus issued AOT A25W003–12 Revision 1 to inform operators accordingly, and EASA issued AD 2012–0245–E, retaining the requirements of EASA AD 2012–0232E, which was superseded, to add these potentially affected aeroplanes to the Applicability. Since that [EASA] AD was issued, Airbus issued Service Bulletin (SB) A300–25–6222 and SB A310–25–2210 to improve the POCA installation inside one-frame OHSC. For the reason described above, this [EASA] AD retains the requirements of EASA AD 2012–0245–E, which is superseded, and requires the installation of a new protection cover as modification of POCA installation inside one-frame OHSC, which constitutes terminating action for the required repetitive [detailed visual inspection] DVI. This [EASA] AD is republished to correct a typographical error in the Reason. You may examine the MCAI on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2017–1180. 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. 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 Since there are currently no domestic operators of this product, we find good cause that notice and opportunity for prior public comment are unnecessary. In addition, for the reason(s) stated above, we find that good cause exists for making this amendment effective in less than 30 days. E:\FR\FM\03JAR1.SGM 03JAR1 213 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 2 / Wednesday, January 3, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 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 data, views, or arguments about this AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2017–1180; Product Identifier 2012–NM–201–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 Currently, there are no affected U.S.registered airplanes. This AD requires contacting the FAA to obtain instructions for addressing the unsafe condition, and doing the actions specified in those instructions. Based on the actions specified in the MCAI AD, we are providing the following cost estimates for an affected airplane that is placed on the U.S. Register in the future: ESTIMATED COSTS Action Labor cost Inspection ................................................ 1 work-hour × $85 per hour = $85 per inspection cycle. 33 work-hours × $85 per hour = $2,805 Modification .............................................. We have received no definitive data that would enable us to provide cost estimates for the repair or replacement Cost per product Parts cost specified in this AD. We estimate the following costs to do any necessary oncondition reporting that would be $0 2,000 $85 per inspection cycle. 4,805. required based on the results of the required action: ON-CONDITION COSTS Labor cost Reporting ...................................................................... jstallworth on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with RULES Action 1 work-hour × $85 per hour = $85 ............................... 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:15 Jan 02, 2018 Jkt 244001 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. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Cost per product Parts cost $0 $85 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): ■ 2018–01–03 Airbus: Amendment 39–19144; Docket No. FAA–2017–1180; Product Identifier 2012–NM–201–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD becomes effective January 18, 2018. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to the Airbus airplanes identified in paragraphs (c)(1) through (c)(5) of this AD, certificated in any category, equipped with one-frame overhead stowage compartments (OHSC), except for airplanes in an all-cargo configuration. E:\FR\FM\03JAR1.SGM 03JAR1 214 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 2 / Wednesday, January 3, 2018 / Rules and Regulations (1) Model A300 B4–601, B4–603, B4–620, and B4–622 airplanes. (2) Model A300 B4–605R and B4–622R airplanes. (3) Model A300 F4–605R and F4–622R airplanes. (4) Model A300 C4–605R Variant F airplanes. (5) Model A310–203, –204, –221, –222, –304, –322, –324, and –325 airplanes. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 25, Equipment/furnishings. International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW, Renton, WA 98057–3356; telephone 425– 227–2125; fax 425–227–1149. (j) Material Incorporated by Reference None. Issued in Renton, Washington, on December 26, 2017. John P. Piccola, Jr., Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2017–28380 Filed 1–2–18; 8:45 am] (e) Reason This AD was prompted by reports of the portable oxygen cylinder assembly (POCA) slipping from its bracket inside a one-frame overhead stowage compartment (OHSC). We are issuing this AD to prevent the POCA from falling behind the OHSC through a cut-out on the OHSC outboard panel, which could damage electrical wiring, resulting in electrical arcing, melted wires, and heat damage, and could ultimately result in an uncontrolled fire in the affected area. BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2017–1181; Product Identifier 2014–NM–037–AD; Amendment 39–19145; AD 2018–01–04] (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. RIN 2120–AA64 (g) Required Action(s) Within 30 days after the effective date of this AD, request instructions from the Manager, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, to address the unsafe condition specified in paragraph (e) of this AD; and accomplish the action(s) at the times specified in, and in accordance with, those instructions. Guidance can be found in Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2015–0146, dated July 22, 2015; corrected July 24, 2015. AGENCY: jstallworth on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with RULES (h) 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 (i)(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. (i) Related Information (1) Refer to MCAI EASA AD 2015–0146, dated July 22, 2015; corrected July 24, 2015, for related information. You may examine the MCAI on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2017–1180. (2) For more information about this AD, contact Dan Rodina, Aerospace Engineer, VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:15 Jan 02, 2018 Jkt 244001 Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2011–04– 05, which applied to all Airbus Model A340–200, –300, –500, and –600 series airplanes. AD 2011–04–05 required revising the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate new airworthiness limitation items (ALIs). This new AD was prompted by the revision of certain ALIs, which specify more restrictive instructions or airworthiness limitations. This AD requires contacting the FAA to obtain instructions for addressing the unsafe condition on these products, and doing the actions specified in those instructions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. SUMMARY: This AD becomes effective January 18, 2018. We must receive comments on this AD by February 20, 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 DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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. 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– 1181; 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 We issued AD 2011–04–05, Amendment 39–16605 (76 FR 8612, February 15, 2011) (‘‘AD 2011–04–05’’), which applied to all Airbus Model A340–200, –300, –500, and –600 series airplanes. AD 2011–04–05 was prompted by a determination that certain steel forgings used to manufacture certain landing gear components were below specification limits, and the introduction of new ALIs. AD 2011–04–05 required revising the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate new ALIs. We issued AD 2011–04–05 to prevent the failure of certain life-limited parts, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane. Since we issued AD 2011–04–05, we have determined that more restrictive instructions or airworthiness limitations are needed to address the unsafe condition. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA AD 2014–0009, dated January 8, 2014 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for all Airbus Model A340–200, –300, E:\FR\FM\03JAR1.SGM 03JAR1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 2 (Wednesday, January 3, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 212-214]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-28380]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2017-1180; Product Identifier 2012-NM-201-AD; Amendment 
39-19144; AD 2018-01-03]
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 certain 
Airbus Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R series airplanes, and 
Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called Model A300-
600 series airplanes); and Airbus Model A310 series airplanes. This AD 
requires contacting the FAA to obtain instructions for addressing the 
unsafe condition on these products, and doing the actions specified in 
those instructions. This AD was prompted by reports of the portable 
oxygen cylinder assembly (POCA) slipping from its bracket inside a one-
frame overhead stowage compartment. We are issuing this AD to address 
the unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: This AD becomes effective January 18, 2018.
    We must receive comments on this AD by February 20, 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.

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-
1180; 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: 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.

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 2015-0146, dated July 22, 2015; corrected July 
24, 2015, (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing 
Airworthiness Information, or ``the MCAI''), to correct an unsafe 
condition for certain Airbus Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R 
series airplanes, and Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes 
(collectively called Model A300-600 series airplanes); and Airbus Model 
A310 series airplanes. The MCAI states:

    During maintenance, an operator found that one portable oxygen 
cylinder assembly (POCA) had slipped from its bracket inside a one-
frame [overhead stowage compartment] OHSC located near door L1. The 
investigation results indicated that the POCA had fallen behind the 
OHSC through a cut-out on the OHSC outboard panel and damaged some 
electrical wires, resulting in arcing, melted wires, partial burn 
stains on the POCA and on the inside of the fuselage.
    This condition, if not detected and corrected, could possibly 
result in an uncontrolled fire in the affected area.
    To address this potential unsafe condition, Airbus issued [alert 
operators transmission] AOT A25W003-12, requesting a one-time 
inspection of the affected POCA installation inside one-frame OHSC, 
corrective actions, and repetitive checks. Consequently, EASA issued 
Emergency AD 2012-0032-E to require repetitive inspections of the 
affected POCA installation(s) inside one-frame OHSC and, depending 
on findings, the accomplishment of applicable corrective actions(s).
    Since that [EASA] AD was issued, it was discovered that more 
aeroplanes were potentially affected by this unsafe condition. 
Airbus issued AOT A25W003-12 Revision 1 to inform operators 
accordingly, and EASA issued AD 2012-0245-E, retaining the 
requirements of EASA AD 2012-0232E, which was superseded, to add 
these potentially affected aeroplanes to the Applicability.
    Since that [EASA] AD was issued, Airbus issued Service Bulletin 
(SB) A300-25-6222 and SB A310-25-2210 to improve the POCA 
installation inside one-frame OHSC.
    For the reason described above, this [EASA] AD retains the 
requirements of EASA AD 2012-0245-E, which is superseded, and 
requires the installation of a new protection cover as modification 
of POCA installation inside one-frame OHSC, which constitutes 
terminating action for the required repetitive [detailed visual 
inspection] DVI.
    This [EASA] AD is republished to correct a typographical error 
in the Reason.

    You may examine the MCAI on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2017-
1180.

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. 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

    Since there are currently no domestic operators of this product, we 
find good cause that notice and opportunity for prior public comment 
are unnecessary. In addition, for the reason(s) stated above, we find 
that good cause exists for making this amendment effective in less than 
30 days.

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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 data, views, or 
arguments about this AD. Send your comments to an address listed under 
the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2017-1180; Product 
Identifier 2012-NM-201-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

    Currently, there are no affected U.S.-registered airplanes. This AD 
requires contacting the FAA to obtain instructions for addressing the 
unsafe condition, and doing the actions specified in those 
instructions. Based on the actions specified in the MCAI AD, we are 
providing the following cost estimates for an affected airplane that is 
placed on the U.S. Register in the future:

                                                 Estimated Costs
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                 Action                           Labor cost            Parts cost         Cost per product
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Inspection..............................  1 work-hour x $85 per hour              $0  $85 per inspection cycle.
                                           = $85 per inspection
                                           cycle.
Modification............................  33 work-hours x $85 per              2,000  4,805.
                                           hour = $2,805.
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    We have received no definitive data that would enable us to provide 
cost estimates for the repair or replacement specified in this AD. We 
estimate the following costs to do any necessary on-condition reporting 
that would be required based on the results of the required action:

                                               On-Condition Costs
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                                                                                                     Cost per
                    Action                                 Labor cost               Parts cost        product
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Reporting.....................................  1 work-hour x $85 per hour = $85              $0             $85
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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 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

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):

2018-01-03 Airbus: Amendment 39-19144; Docket No. FAA-2017-1180; 
Product Identifier 2012-NM-201-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD becomes effective January 18, 2018.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to the Airbus airplanes identified in paragraphs 
(c)(1) through (c)(5) of this AD, certificated in any category, 
equipped with one-frame overhead stowage compartments (OHSC), except 
for airplanes in an all-cargo configuration.

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    (1) Model A300 B4-601, B4-603, B4-620, and B4-622 airplanes.
    (2) Model A300 B4-605R and B4-622R airplanes.
    (3) Model A300 F4-605R and F4-622R airplanes.
    (4) Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes.
    (5) Model A310-203, -204, -221, -222, -304, -322, -324, and -325 
airplanes.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 25, Equipment/
furnishings.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by reports of the portable oxygen cylinder 
assembly (POCA) slipping from its bracket inside a one-frame 
overhead stowage compartment (OHSC). We are issuing this AD to 
prevent the POCA from falling behind the OHSC through a cut-out on 
the OHSC outboard panel, which could damage electrical wiring, 
resulting in electrical arcing, melted wires, and heat damage, and 
could ultimately result in an uncontrolled fire in the affected 
area.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Required Action(s)

    Within 30 days after the effective date of this AD, request 
instructions from the Manager, International Section, Transport 
Standards Branch, FAA, to address the unsafe condition specified in 
paragraph (e) of this AD; and accomplish the action(s) at the times 
specified in, and in accordance with, those instructions. Guidance 
can be found in Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information 
(MCAI) European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2015-0146, dated 
July 22, 2015; corrected July 24, 2015.

(h) 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 (i)(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.

(i) Related Information

    (1) Refer to MCAI EASA AD 2015-0146, dated July 22, 2015; 
corrected July 24, 2015, for related information. You may examine 
the MCAI on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching 
for and locating Docket No. FAA-2017-1180.
    (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.

(j) Material Incorporated by Reference

    None.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on December 26, 2017.
John P. Piccola, Jr.,
Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification 
Service.

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