Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes, 7968-7972 [2018-03437]

Download as PDF 7968 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 37 / Friday, February 23, 2018 / Rules and Regulations the procedures specified in paragraph (s) of this AD. (q) Exceptions to Service Information Specifications (1) Where Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1240, Revision 2, dated November 2, 2016, uses the phrase ‘‘after the Revision 2 date of this service bulletin,’’ for purposes of determining compliance with the requirements of this AD, the phrase ‘‘after the effective date of this AD’’ must be used. (2) Where Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1240, Revision 2, dated November 2, 2016, specifies contacting Boeing, and specifies that action as RC: This AD requires using a method approved in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph(s) of this AD. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES (r) Credit for Previous Actions (1) This paragraph provides credit for the actions specified in paragraphs (i), (j), and (m) of this AD, if those actions were performed before September 9, 2009 (the effective date of AD 2009–16–14, Amendment 39–15987 (74 FR 38901, August 5, 2009)), using Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–53–1204, dated June 19, 2003. (2) This paragraph provides credit for the actions specified in paragraph (p) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1240, Revision 1, dated June 29, 2010, provided the conditions specified in paragraphs (r)(2)(i) and (r)(2)(ii) of this AD are met and except as provided by paragraph (r)(2)(iii) of this AD. Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1240, Revision 1, dated June 29, 2010, was incorporated by reference in AD 2012–12–05. (i) Note 1 of paragraph 3.A of the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1240, Revision 1, dated June 29, 2010, was disregarded when accomplishing the actions. (ii) Boeing Drawing 65–88700 was not used when accomplishing the actions in accordance with the Work Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1240, Revision 1, dated June 29, 2010. (iii) The access and restoration instructions identified in the Work Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1240, Revision 1, dated June 29, 2010, are not required. Operators are allowed to perform those actions in accordance with approved maintenance procedures. (s) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Los Angeles ACO Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the certification office, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (t)(1) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9ANM-LAACO-AMOC-Requests@faa.gov. (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:46 Feb 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. (3) An AMOC that provides an acceptable level of safety may be used for any repair, modification, or alteration required by this AD if it is approved by the Boeing Commercial Airplanes Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) that has been authorized by the Manager, Los Angeles ACO Branch, to make those findings. To be approved, the repair method, modification deviation, or alteration deviation must meet the certification basis of the airplane, and the approval must specifically refer to this AD. (4) Except as required by paragraph (q)(2) of this AD: For service information that contains steps that are labeled as RC, the provisions of paragraphs (s)(4)(i) and (s)(4)(ii) of this AD apply. (i) The steps labeled as RC, including substeps under an RC step and any figures identified in an RC step, must be done to comply with the AD. If a step or substep is labeled ‘‘RC Exempt,’’ then the RC requirement is removed from that step or substep. An AMOC is required for any deviations to RC steps, including substeps and identified figures. (ii) Steps not labeled as RC may be deviated from using accepted methods in accordance with the operator’s maintenance or inspection program without obtaining approval of an AMOC, provided the RC steps, including substeps and identified figures, can still be done as specified, and the airplane can be put back in an airworthy condition. (5) AMOCs approved previously for AD 2012–12–05 are approved as AMOCs for the corresponding provisions of paragraphs (g) through (o) of this AD. (6) AMOCs approved previously for AD 2012–12–05 are approved as AMOCs for the corresponding provisions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1240, Revision 2, dated November 2, 2016, that are required by paragraph (p)(1) of this AD. (1) For more information about this AD, contact Galib Abumeri, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Section, FAA, Los Angeles ACO Branch, 3960 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, CA 90712–4137; phone: 562–627– 5324; fax: 562–627–5210; email: galib.abumeri@faa.gov. (2) Service information identified in this AD that is not incorporated by reference is available at the addresses specified in paragraphs (u)(6) and (u)(7) of this AD. (u) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (3) The following service information was approved for IBR on March 30, 2018. (i) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737– 53A1240, Revision 2, dated November 2, 2016. (ii) Reserved. Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Issued in Renton, Washington, on February 9, 2018. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2018–03434 Filed 2–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 (t) Related Information PO 00000 (4) The following service information was approved for IBR on July 23, 2012 (77 FR 36139, June 18, 2012). (i) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737– 53A1204, Revision 2, dated June 24, 2010. (ii) Reserved. (5) The following service information was approved for IBR on September 9, 2009 (74 FR 38901, August 5, 2009). (i) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737– 53A1204, Revision 1, dated March 26, 2007. (ii) Reserved. (6) For service information identified in this AD, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Contractual & Data Services (C&DS), 2600 Westminster Blvd., MC 110–SK57, Seal Beach, CA 90740; telephone: 562–797–1717; internet: https:// www.myboeingfleet.com. (7) You may view this service information at FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206–231–3195. (8) 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. Sfmt 4700 [Docket No. FAA–2017–1021; Product Identifier 2017–NM–052–AD; Amendment 39–19198; AD 2018–04–03] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0100 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that a jammed control cable prevented the full extension of the nose landing gear (LG). This AD requires a general visual inspection of the LG handle teleflex cable conduit connector for the presence of a grease nipple, a maintenance records check of affected airplanes, a detailed inspection for SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23FER1.SGM 23FER1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 37 / Friday, February 23, 2018 / Rules and Regulations corrosion and damage of the LG handle teleflex cable, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD also requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective March 30, 2018. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of March 30, 2018. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, contact Fokker Services B.V., Technical Services Dept., P.O. Box 1357, 2130 EL Hoofddorp, the Netherlands; telephone +31 (0)88–6280–350; fax +31 (0)88– 6280–111; email technicalservices@ fokker.com; internet http:// www.myfokkerfleet.com. You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 2200 South 216th Street, Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206– 231–3195. It is also available on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2017–1021. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES 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– 1021; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Office (telephone 800–647– 5527) is Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone 206–231–3226; fax 206–231– 3398. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to certain Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0100 airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on November 6, 2017 (82 FR VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:46 Feb 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 51364) (‘‘the NPRM’’). The NPRM was prompted by a report that a jammed control cable prevented the full extension of the nose LG. The NPRM proposed to require a general visual inspection of the LG handle teleflex cable conduit connector for the presence of a grease nipple, a maintenance records check of affected airplanes, and if necessary, a detailed inspection for corrosion and damage of the LG handle teleflex cable, replacement if found, and lubrication. It also proposed to require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct erratic or hard-to-move LG handles, which could lead to the nose LG not being in the fully extended position during landing and consequent damage to the airplane and injury to the flight crew and passengers. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA AD 2017–0068, dated April 24, 2017 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for certain Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0100 airplanes. The MCAI states: A report was received of an alledgedly post-SBF100–32–107 (introducing a teleflex cable conduit with a grease nipple and a stainless steel teleflex cable) Fokker 100 aeroplane landing with a nose landing gear (LG) that was not completely in the extended position, in spite of the application by the crew of the relevant normal and abnormal Airplane Flight Manual LG extension procedures. The investigation revealed that the failure of the nose LG to completely extend had been caused by a jammed teleflex cable of the LG control system, which resulted in a hydraulic lock in the nose LG extension/retraction actuator. The investigation also revealed that the teleflex cable conduit connector on the subject aeroplane did not have the grease nipple installed, so that the aeroplane was actually not in the full post-SBF100–32–107 configuration. Based on an incorrect assumption with regard to full incorporation of SBF100–32– 107 (i.e. the presence of the grease nipple on the conduit connector), Maintenance Review Board (MRB) task 323100–00–04 (removal, inspection, greasing and reinstallation of teleflex cable), which is only applicable for aeroplanes without the grease nipple, had been removed from the scheduled maintenance programme for the aeroplane. As a result, no detailed inspection or greasing of the teleflex cable had been accomplished on the aeroplane during the last 24,000 flight cycles (FC) or 17 years, leading to a lack of lubricant and excessive wear of the cable. Analysis indicates the possibility of more aeroplanes that do not have the grease nipple on the conduit connector, and where MRB PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 7969 task 323100–00–04 has been inadvertently removed from the scheduled maintenance program. This condition, if not detected and corrected, could lead to further landings with the nose LG not in the fully extended position, possibly resulting in damage to the aeroplane and injury to occupants. To address this potential unsafe condition, Fokker Services published SBF100–32–167 (hereafter referred to as ‘the SB’ in this [EASA] AD) to provide inspection instructions. For the reasons described above, this [EASA] AD requires a one-time [general visual] inspection of the LG handle teleflex cable conduit connector for the presence of the grease nipple and, depending on findings, [a maintenance records check and] accomplishment of applicable corrective action(s). This [EASA] AD also requires the reporting of findings to Fokker Services, and to ensure that the maintenance [or inspection] programme [as applicable] contains those instructions applicable to the aeroplane configuration. Required actions also include a detailed inspection for corrosion and damage of the LG handle teleflex cable, replacement of the LG handle teleflex cable if necessary, and lubrication of the LG handle teleflex cable. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2017– 1021. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this final rule. We considered the comment received. The commenter, Peter North, supported the NPRM. Conclusion We reviewed the relevant data, considered the comment received, and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting this AD as proposed, except for minor editorial changes. We have determined that these minor changes: • Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM for correcting the unsafe condition; and • Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already proposed in the NPRM. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 Fokker Services B.V. has issued Fokker Service Bulletin SBF100–32– 167, dated December 14, 2016. This service information describes procedures for a one-time inspection of the nose LG control cable; a maintenance records check; detailed inspection, replacement, and lubrication of the LG handle teleflex cable; and E:\FR\FM\23FER1.SGM 23FER1 7970 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 37 / Friday, February 23, 2018 / Rules and Regulations revision of the maintenance program. This service information is reasonably available because the interested parties have access to it through their normal course of business or by the means identified in the ADDRESSES section. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD affects 8 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD: ESTIMATED COSTS Cost per product Parts cost Cost on U.S. operators Action Labor cost Inspection and maintenance or inspection program revision. Reporting ......................................................... 4 work-hours × $85 per hour = $340 ............. $0 $340 $2,720 1 work-hour × $85 per hour = $85 ................. 0 85 680 We estimate the following costs to do any necessary on-condition actions 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 actions: ON-CONDITION COSTS Action Labor cost Maintenance records check, inspection, replacement, and lubrication. 1 work-hour × $85 per hour = $85 ............................... daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:46 Feb 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 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), PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Cost per product Parts cost $0 $85 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. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ 2018–04–03 Fokker Services B.V.: Amendment 39–19198; Docket No. FAA–2017–1021; Product Identifier 2017–NM–052–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective March 30, 2018. (b) Affected ADs None. E:\FR\FM\23FER1.SGM 23FER1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 37 / Friday, February 23, 2018 / Rules and Regulations (c) Applicability This AD applies to Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0100 airplanes, certificated in any category, serial numbers 11244 through 11481 inclusive, if maintenance records show that the airplane is in a postFokker Service Bulletin SBF100–32–107 configuration. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 32, Landing gear. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by a report that lack of maintenance on a control system cable caused a hydraulic lock and difficult operation of the nose landing gear (LG) handle, preventing full extension of the nose LG when landing. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct erratic or hard-to-move LG handles, which could lead to the nose LG not being in the fully extended position during landing and consequent damage to the airplane and injury to the flight crew and passengers. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Inspection Within 3 months after the effective date of this AD: Do a general visual inspection of the LG handle teleflex cable conduit connector for the presence of a grease nipple, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Fokker Service Bulletin SBF100–32–167, dated December 14, 2016. (h) Maintenance Records Check If, during the inspection required by paragraph (g) of this AD, a grease nipple is not found installed: Within 3 months after 7971 the effective date of this AD, check the maintenance records of the affected airplane for the previous 3 months for reports of an erratic or hard-to-move LG handle, and check the maintenance records to determine the date of the most recent installation, or inspection/lubrication, as applicable, of the LG handle teleflex cable. (i) Inspection, Replacement, and Lubrication Based on results of the maintenance records check required by paragraph (h) of this AD: Within the applicable compliance times specified in Table 1 to paragraph (i) of this AD, do a detailed inspection for corrosion and damage of the LG handle teleflex cable, replace the LG handle teleflex cable if any corrosion or damage is found, and lubricate the LG handle teleflex cable, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Fokker Service Bulletin SBF100–32–167, dated December 14, 2016. TABLE 1 TO PARAGRAPH (i) OF THIS AD—COMPLIANCE TIMES Results of maintenance records check Compliance time Report(s) of erratic and/or hard-to-move LG handle ............................... Before further flight after accomplishing the check required by paragraph (h) of this AD. Before further flight after accomplishing the check required by paragraph (h) of this AD. Before further flight after accomplishing the check required by paragraph (h) of this AD. Last installation or inspection/lubrication of the LG handle teleflex cable is not known. Last installation or inspection/lubrication of the LG handle teleflex cable is known and the airplane has 18,000 flight cycles or more, or 12 years or more, since the last installation or inspection/lubrication of the LG handle teleflex cable. Last installation or inspection/lubrication of the LG handle teleflex cable is known and the airplane has more than 12,000 flight hours, but less than 18,000 flight cycles, since the last installation or inspection/ lubrication of the LG handle teleflex cable. Last installation or inspection/lubrication of the LG handle teleflex cable is known and the airplane has 8 years or more but less than 12 years since the last installation or inspection/lubrication of the LG handle teleflex cable. (j) Maintenance or Inspection Program Revision Within 6 months after the effective date of this AD: Revise the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Fokker Service Bulletin SBF100–32–167, dated December 14, 2016, to incorporate the applicable tasks and associated thresholds and intervals, based on the airplane configuration (pre- or postSBF100–32–107) determined in the inspection required by paragraph (g) of this AD. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES (k) Reporting Within 3 months after the effective date of this AD, or within 30 days after doing the inspection required by paragraph (g) or (h) of this AD, whichever occurs later: Report the findings of the inspection specified in paragraph (g) of this AD, and the records check specified in paragraph (h) of this AD, to Fokker Services B.V., in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Fokker Service Bulletin SBF100–32–167, dated December 14, 2016. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:46 Feb 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 Within 6 months after accomplishing the check required by paragraph (h) of this AD. Within 6 months after accomplishing the check required by paragraph (h) of this AD. (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. 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 Fokker B.V. Service’s EASA Design PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Organization Approval (DOA). If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized signature. (3) Reporting Requirements: A federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a 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 OMB Control Number for this information collection is 2120–0056. Public reporting for this collection of information is estimated to be approximately 5 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, completing and reviewing the collection of information. All responses to this collection of information are 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. (m) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) EASA AD E:\FR\FM\23FER1.SGM 23FER1 7972 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 37 / Friday, February 23, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 2017–0068, dated April 24, 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–2017–1021. (2) For more information about this AD, contact Tom Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone 206–231– 3226; fax 206–231–3398. (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. (i) Fokker Service Bulletin SBF100–32– 167, dated December 14, 2016. (ii) Reserved. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Fokker Services B.V., Technical Services Dept., P.O. Box 1357, 2130 EL Hoofddorp, the Netherlands; telephone +31 (0)88–6280–350; fax +31 (0)88–6280–111; email technicalservices@ fokker.com; internet http:// www.myfokkerfleet.com. (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 2200 South 216th Street, Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206–231–3195. (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 February 9, 2018. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2018–03437 Filed 2–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2017–1025; Product Identifier 2017–NM–137–AD; Amendment 39–19199; AD 2018–04–04] RIN 2120–AA64 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:46 Feb 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 Bombardier, Inc., Model CL–600–2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702), CL–600–2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), CL–600–2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900), and CL–600–2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. This AD was prompted by several incidents of electrical shorting and sparks caused by de-icing fluid leaks between flight deck windshields and side windows. This AD requires water spray tests and general visual inspections for water in the flight deck compartment, and water removal and sealant application if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective March 30, 2018. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of March 30, 2018. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, contact ˆ Bombardier, Inc., 400 Cote Vertu Road ´ West, Dorval, Quebec H4S 1Y9, Canada; Widebody Customer Response Center North America toll-free telephone 1– 866–538–1247 or direct-dial telephone 1–514–855–2999; fax 514–855–7401; email ac.yul@aero.bombardier.com; internet http://www.bombardier.com. 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. It is also available on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2017–1025. 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– 1025; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Office (telephone 800–647– 5527) is Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Dzierzynski, Aerospace Engineer, Avionics and Administrative Services Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7367; fax 516–794–5531. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL–600–2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702), CL–600–2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), CL–600–2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900), and CL–600–2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on November 17, 2017 (82 FR 54304) (‘‘the NPRM’’). Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation authority for Canada, has issued Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF–2017–28, dated August 23, 2017 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL– 600–2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702), CL–600–2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), CL–600–2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900), and CL–600–2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. The MCAI states: Several incidents of electrical shorting and sparks have been reported in the cockpit of CL–600–2C10 and CL–600–2D24 aeroplanes. De-icing fluid can leak between the windshields and side windows, leading to possible damage to the cockpit floodlight wires and electrical connections. If not corrected, this condition may result in a flight compartment fire. This [Canadian] AD is issued to mandate a water spray test and [general visual] inspection for evidence of fluid ingress into the flight compartment. It also provides mandatory instructions for sealant application if required. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2017– 1025. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this final rule. We received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of the cost to the public. Conclusion We reviewed the relevant data and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting this AD as proposed except for minor editorial changes. We have determined that these minor changes: • Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM for correcting the unsafe condition; and E:\FR\FM\23FER1.SGM 23FER1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 37 (Friday, February 23, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 7968-7972]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-03437]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2017-1021; Product Identifier 2017-NM-052-AD; Amendment 
39-19198; AD 2018-04-03]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 
Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0100 airplanes. This AD was 
prompted by a report that a jammed control cable prevented the full 
extension of the nose landing gear (LG). This AD requires a general 
visual inspection of the LG handle teleflex cable conduit connector for 
the presence of a grease nipple, a maintenance records check of 
affected airplanes, a detailed inspection for

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corrosion and damage of the LG handle teleflex cable, and corrective 
actions if necessary. This AD also requires revising the maintenance or 
inspection program, as applicable. We are issuing this AD to address 
the unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: This AD is effective March 30, 2018.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of March 30, 
2018.

ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, 
contact Fokker Services B.V., Technical Services Dept., P.O. Box 1357, 
2130 EL Hoofddorp, the Netherlands; telephone +31 (0)88-6280-350; fax 
+31 (0)88-6280-111; email [email protected]; internet http://www.myfokkerfleet.com. You may view this referenced service 
information at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 2200 South 216th 
Street, Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this 
material at the FAA, call 206-231-3195. It is also available on the 
internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating 
Docket No. FAA-2017-1021.

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-
1021; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 
5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket 
contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and 
other information. The street address for the Docket Office (telephone 
800-647-5527) is Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, 
International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, 2200 South 
216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone 206-231-3226; fax 206-
231-3398.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Discussion

    We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR 
part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to certain Fokker Services 
B.V. Model F28 Mark 0100 airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal 
Register on November 6, 2017 (82 FR 51364) (``the NPRM''). The NPRM was 
prompted by a report that a jammed control cable prevented the full 
extension of the nose LG. The NPRM proposed to require a general visual 
inspection of the LG handle teleflex cable conduit connector for the 
presence of a grease nipple, a maintenance records check of affected 
airplanes, and if necessary, a detailed inspection for corrosion and 
damage of the LG handle teleflex cable, replacement if found, and 
lubrication. It also proposed to require revising the maintenance or 
inspection program, as applicable. We are issuing this AD to detect and 
correct erratic or hard-to-move LG handles, which could lead to the 
nose LG not being in the fully extended position during landing and 
consequent damage to the airplane and injury to the flight crew and 
passengers.
    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical 
Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA AD 
2017-0068, dated April 24, 2017 (referred to after this as the 
Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ``the MCAI''), to 
correct an unsafe condition for certain Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 
Mark 0100 airplanes. The MCAI states:

    A report was received of an alledgedly post-SBF100-32-107 
(introducing a teleflex cable conduit with a grease nipple and a 
stainless steel teleflex cable) Fokker 100 aeroplane landing with a 
nose landing gear (LG) that was not completely in the extended 
position, in spite of the application by the crew of the relevant 
normal and abnormal Airplane Flight Manual LG extension procedures. 
The investigation revealed that the failure of the nose LG to 
completely extend had been caused by a jammed teleflex cable of the 
LG control system, which resulted in a hydraulic lock in the nose LG 
extension/retraction actuator. The investigation also revealed that 
the teleflex cable conduit connector on the subject aeroplane did 
not have the grease nipple installed, so that the aeroplane was 
actually not in the full post-SBF100-32-107 configuration.
    Based on an incorrect assumption with regard to full 
incorporation of SBF100-32-107 (i.e. the presence of the grease 
nipple on the conduit connector), Maintenance Review Board (MRB) 
task 323100-00-04 (removal, inspection, greasing and reinstallation 
of teleflex cable), which is only applicable for aeroplanes without 
the grease nipple, had been removed from the scheduled maintenance 
programme for the aeroplane. As a result, no detailed inspection or 
greasing of the teleflex cable had been accomplished on the 
aeroplane during the last 24,000 flight cycles (FC) or 17 years, 
leading to a lack of lubricant and excessive wear of the cable. 
Analysis indicates the possibility of more aeroplanes that do not 
have the grease nipple on the conduit connector, and where MRB task 
323100-00-04 has been inadvertently removed from the scheduled 
maintenance program.
    This condition, if not detected and corrected, could lead to 
further landings with the nose LG not in the fully extended 
position, possibly resulting in damage to the aeroplane and injury 
to occupants.
    To address this potential unsafe condition, Fokker Services 
published SBF100-32-167 (hereafter referred to as `the SB' in this 
[EASA] AD) to provide inspection instructions.
    For the reasons described above, this [EASA] AD requires a one-
time [general visual] inspection of the LG handle teleflex cable 
conduit connector for the presence of the grease nipple and, 
depending on findings, [a maintenance records check and] 
accomplishment of applicable corrective action(s). This [EASA] AD 
also requires the reporting of findings to Fokker Services, and to 
ensure that the maintenance [or inspection] programme [as 
applicable] contains those instructions applicable to the aeroplane 
configuration.

    Required actions also include a detailed inspection for corrosion 
and damage of the LG handle teleflex cable, replacement of the LG 
handle teleflex cable if necessary, and lubrication of the LG handle 
teleflex cable. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the 
internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating 
Docket No. FAA-2017-1021.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this final rule. We considered the comment received. The commenter, 
Peter North, supported the NPRM.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the relevant data, considered the comment received, and 
determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting 
this AD as proposed, except for minor editorial changes. We have 
determined that these minor changes:
     Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the 
NPRM for correcting the unsafe condition; and
     Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was 
already proposed in the NPRM.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    Fokker Services B.V. has issued Fokker Service Bulletin SBF100-32-
167, dated December 14, 2016. This service information describes 
procedures for a one-time inspection of the nose LG control cable; a 
maintenance records check; detailed inspection, replacement, and 
lubrication of the LG handle teleflex cable; and

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revision of the maintenance program. This service information is 
reasonably available because the interested parties have access to it 
through their normal course of business or by the means identified in 
the ADDRESSES section.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD affects 8 airplanes of U.S. registry.
    We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD:

                                                 Estimated Costs
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                                                                                     Cost per      Cost on U.S.
                Action                         Labor cost           Parts cost        product        operators
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Inspection and maintenance or           4 work-hours x $85 per                $0            $340          $2,720
 inspection program revision.            hour = $340.
Reporting.............................  1 work-hour x $85 per                  0              85             680
                                         hour = $85.
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    We estimate the following costs to do any necessary on-condition 
actions 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 actions:

                                               On-Condition Costs
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                                                                                                     Cost per
                    Action                                 Labor cost               Parts cost        product
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Maintenance records check, inspection,          1 work-hour x $85 per hour = $85              $0             $85
 replacement, and lubrication.
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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

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]

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

2018-04-03 Fokker Services B.V.: Amendment 39-19198; Docket No. FAA-
2017-1021; Product Identifier 2017-NM-052-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective March 30, 2018.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

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(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0100 
airplanes, certificated in any category, serial numbers 11244 
through 11481 inclusive, if maintenance records show that the 
airplane is in a post-Fokker Service Bulletin SBF100-32-107 
configuration.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 32, Landing 
gear.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by a report that lack of maintenance on a 
control system cable caused a hydraulic lock and difficult operation 
of the nose landing gear (LG) handle, preventing full extension of 
the nose LG when landing. We are issuing this AD to detect and 
correct erratic or hard-to-move LG handles, which could lead to the 
nose LG not being in the fully extended position during landing and 
consequent damage to the airplane and injury to the flight crew and 
passengers.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Inspection

    Within 3 months after the effective date of this AD: Do a 
general visual inspection of the LG handle teleflex cable conduit 
connector for the presence of a grease nipple, in accordance with 
the Accomplishment Instructions of Fokker Service Bulletin SBF100-
32-167, dated December 14, 2016.

(h) Maintenance Records Check

    If, during the inspection required by paragraph (g) of this AD, 
a grease nipple is not found installed: Within 3 months after the 
effective date of this AD, check the maintenance records of the 
affected airplane for the previous 3 months for reports of an 
erratic or hard-to-move LG handle, and check the maintenance records 
to determine the date of the most recent installation, or 
inspection/lubrication, as applicable, of the LG handle teleflex 
cable.

(i) Inspection, Replacement, and Lubrication

    Based on results of the maintenance records check required by 
paragraph (h) of this AD: Within the applicable compliance times 
specified in Table 1 to paragraph (i) of this AD, do a detailed 
inspection for corrosion and damage of the LG handle teleflex cable, 
replace the LG handle teleflex cable if any corrosion or damage is 
found, and lubricate the LG handle teleflex cable, in accordance 
with the Accomplishment Instructions of Fokker Service Bulletin 
SBF100-32-167, dated December 14, 2016.

          Table 1 to Paragraph (i) of This AD--Compliance Times
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  Results of maintenance records check           Compliance time
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Report(s) of erratic and/or hard-to-     Before further flight after
 move LG handle.                          accomplishing the check
                                          required by paragraph (h) of
                                          this AD.
Last installation or inspection/         Before further flight after
 lubrication of the LG handle teleflex    accomplishing the check
 cable is not known.                      required by paragraph (h) of
                                          this AD.
Last installation or inspection/         Before further flight after
 lubrication of the LG handle teleflex    accomplishing the check
 cable is known and the airplane has      required by paragraph (h) of
 18,000 flight cycles or more, or 12      this AD.
 years or more, since the last
 installation or inspection/lubrication
 of the LG handle teleflex cable.
Last installation or inspection/         Within 6 months after
 lubrication of the LG handle teleflex    accomplishing the check
 cable is known and the airplane has      required by paragraph (h) of
 more than 12,000 flight hours, but       this AD.
 less than 18,000 flight cycles, since
 the last installation or inspection/
 lubrication of the LG handle teleflex
 cable.
Last installation or inspection/         Within 6 months after
 lubrication of the LG handle teleflex    accomplishing the check
 cable is known and the airplane has 8    required by paragraph (h) of
 years or more but less than 12 years     this AD.
 since the last installation or
 inspection/lubrication of the LG
 handle teleflex cable.
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(j) Maintenance or Inspection Program Revision

    Within 6 months after the effective date of this AD: Revise the 
maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, in accordance with 
the Accomplishment Instructions of Fokker Service Bulletin SBF100-
32-167, dated December 14, 2016, to incorporate the applicable tasks 
and associated thresholds and intervals, based on the airplane 
configuration (pre- or post-SBF100-32-107) determined in the 
inspection required by paragraph (g) of this AD.

(k) Reporting

    Within 3 months after the effective date of this AD, or within 
30 days after doing the inspection required by paragraph (g) or (h) 
of this AD, whichever occurs later: Report the findings of the 
inspection specified in paragraph (g) of this AD, and the records 
check specified in paragraph (h) of this AD, to Fokker Services 
B.V., in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Fokker 
Service Bulletin SBF100-32-167, dated December 14, 2016.

(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: [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 Fokker B.V. Service's EASA Design 
Organization Approval (DOA). If approved by the DOA, the approval 
must include the DOA-authorized signature.
    (3) Reporting Requirements: A federal agency may not conduct or 
sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, nor shall a 
person be subject to a 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 OMB Control Number 
for this information collection is 2120-0056. Public reporting for 
this collection of information is estimated to be approximately 5 
minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, 
completing and reviewing the collection of information. All 
responses to this collection of information are 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.

(m) Related Information

    (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information 
(MCAI) EASA AD

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2017-0068, dated April 24, 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-
2017-1021.
    (2) For more information about this AD, contact Tom Rodriguez, 
Aerospace Engineer, International Section, Transport Standards 
Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198; 
telephone 206-231-3226; fax 206-231-3398.

(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.
    (i) Fokker Service Bulletin SBF100-32-167, dated December 14, 
2016.
    (ii) Reserved.
    (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Fokker Services B.V., Technical Services Dept., P.O. Box 1357, 2130 
EL Hoofddorp, the Netherlands; telephone +31 (0)88-6280-350; fax +31 
(0)88-6280-111; email [email protected]; internet http://www.myfokkerfleet.com.
    (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport 
Standards Branch, 2200 South 216th Street, Des Moines, WA. For 
information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 
206-231-3195.
    (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 February 9, 2018.
Michael Kaszycki,
Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-03437 Filed 2-22-18; 8:45 am]
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