Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes, 25882-25885 [2018-11414]

Download as PDF 25882 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 5, 2018 / Rules and Regulations By the National Credit Union Administration Board on May 30, 2018. Gerard Poliquin, Secretary of the Board. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration For the reasons discussed above, the NCUA amends 12 CFR parts 702 and 723 as follows: 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2017–1246; Product Identifier 2017–NM–086–AD; Amendment 39–19297; AD 2018–11–09] PART 702—CAPITAL ADEQUACY RIN 2120–AA64 1. The authority citation for part 702 continues to read as follows: Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes ■ § 702.104 [Amended] 2. In § 702.104, amend paragraphs (a), (b), and (g) by removing the citation ‘‘12 CFR 723.1’’ and adding in its place ‘‘12 CFR 723.8(b)’’ and by removing the citation ‘‘12 CFR 723.20’’ and adding in its place ‘‘12 CFR 723.10’’ wherever they appear. ■ PART 723—MEMBER BUSINESS LOANS; COMMERCIAL LENDING 3. The authority citation for part 723 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 12 U.S.C. 1756, 1757, 1757A, 1766, 1785, 1789. 4. In § 723.8, add paragraph (b)(3) and revise paragraph (c) to read as follows: ■ § 723.8 Aggregate member business loan limit; exclusions and exceptions. * * * * * (b) * * * (3) Any loan that is fully secured by a lien on a 1- to 4- family dwelling. (c) Exception. Any loan secured by a vehicle manufactured for household use that will be used for a commercial, corporate, or other business investment property or venture, or agricultural purpose, is not a commercial loan but it is a member business loan (if the outstanding aggregate net member business loan balance is $50,000 or greater) and must be counted toward the aggregate limit on a federally insured credit union’s member business loans. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2018–11946 Filed 6–4–18; 8:45 am] amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES BILLING CODE 7535–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Jun 04, 2018 Jkt 244001 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: Authority: 12 U.S.C. 1766(a), 1790d. We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014–02– 01, which applied to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL–600–2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702), Model CL–600–2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), and Model CL–600–2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes. AD 2014–02–01 required repetitive inspections of the rudder travel limiter (RTL) return springs and primary actuator, and corrective actions if necessary; and replacement of certain RTL return springs. This AD requires an inspection of the RTL return springs for signs of chafing; an inspection of the casing of the primary actuator for signs of chafing or missing paint; replacement of the RTL return springs; and an inspection of the lugs of the RTL limiter arm assembly for cracks, and modification or replacement, as applicable; and applicable corrective actions. This AD also adds airplanes to the applicability. This AD was prompted by reports that when installing the RTL return springs, the RTL limiter arm assembly lug(s) can become deformed. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective July 10, 2018. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of July 10, 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 referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 2200 South 216th St., SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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– 1246. 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– 1246; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The address for the Docket Office (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: Cesar Gomez, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe and Mechanical Systems Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone: 516– 228–7318; fax: 516–794–5531. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to supersede AD 2014–02–01, Amendment 39–17729 (79 FR 7382, February 7, 2014) (‘‘AD 2014–02–01’’). AD 2014–02–01 applied to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL–600–2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702), Model CL–600–2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), and Model CL–600–2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on January 16, 2018 (83 FR 2090). The NPRM was prompted by reports that when installing RTL return spring part number BA–670–93468–1, the RTL limiter arm assembly lug(s) can become deformed when the RTL return spring attachment bolt is torqued; and the determination that additional airplanes are affected by the unsafe condition. The NPRM proposed to require an inspection of the RTL return springs for signs of chafing; an inspection of the casing of the primary actuator for signs of chafing or missing paint; replacement of the RTL return springs; and an inspection of the lugs of the RTL limiter arm assembly for cracks, and modification or replacement, as applicable; and applicable corrective E:\FR\FM\05JNR1.SGM 05JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 5, 2018 / Rules and Regulations actions. The NPRM also proposed to add airplanes to the applicability. We are issuing this AD to prevent deformed RTL limiter arm assembly lug(s), which can lead to failure of the RTL limiter arm assembly lug(s). In combination with failure of the RTL, failure of the RTL limiter arm assembly lug(s) could result in reduced controllability of the airplane. Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation authority for Canada, has issued Canadian AD CF–2017–19, dated June 6, 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), Model CL–600– 2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), and Model CL–600–2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes. The MCAI states: Transport Canada AD CF–2010–18R1 [which corresponds to FAA AD 2014–02–01] mandated a repetitive inspection and introduced a new rudder travel limiter (RTL) return spring, part number (P/N) BA670– 93468–1, to correct the potential dormant RTL spring failure. This [Canadian] AD is issued to supersede the repetitive inspection and the replacement of the RTL spring due to discoveries made after the issuance of [Canadian] AD CF–2010–18R1. When installing the RTL return spring P/ N BA670–93468–1 as mandated by [Canadian] AD CF–2010–18R1, it was found that it is possible for the RTL limiter arm assembly lug to be deformed. The lugs become bent when the RTL return spring attachment bolt is torqued. This condition, if not corrected, can lead to failure of the limiter arm assembly lug. In combination with failure of the RTL, failure of the limiter arm assembly lug could affect the controllability of the aeroplane. This [Canadian] AD mandates the inspection for cracked RTL limiter arm lugs and modification of the RTL limiter arm to prevent the RTL limiter arm lugs from bending during RTL assembly. Required actions include: A detailed visual inspection of the RTL return springs for signs of chafing; a detailed visual inspection of the casing of the primary actuator for signs of chafing or missing paint; replacement of the RTL return springs; an eddy current inspection of the lugs of the RTL limiter arm assembly for cracks, and modification or replacement of the RTL limiter arm assembly, as applicable; and applicable corrective actions. Corrective actions include: replacement of the RTL return springs, repair of the primer and topcoat of the primary actuator, and replacement of the primary actuator. 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– 1246. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We considered the comment received. The Air Line Pilots Association, International supported the NPRM. Conclusion We reviewed the available data, including the comment received, and 25883 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 Bombardier has issued Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA–27–070, Revision B, dated March 31, 2017. This service information describes procedures for an inspection of the RTL return springs for signs of chafing; an inspection of the casing of the primary actuator for signs of chafing or missing paint; replacement of the RTL return springs; and an inspection of the lugs of the RTL limiter arm assembly for cracks, and modification or replacement, as applicable; and applicable corrective actions. 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 544 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD: ESTIMATED COSTS FOR REQUIRED ACTIONS Labor cost Parts cost Cost per product Cost on U.S. operators 16 work-hours × $85 per hour = $1,360 ..................................................................................... $2,960 $4,320 $2,350,080 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES We have received no definitive data that would enable us to provide cost estimates for the on-condition actions specified in this AD. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Jun 04, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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); E:\FR\FM\05JNR1.SGM 05JNR1 25884 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 5, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 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. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (b) Affected ADs This AD replaces AD 2014–02–01, Amendment 39–17729 (79 FR 7382, February 7, 2014) (‘‘AD 2014–02–01’’). (g) Inspections, Modification, and Replacement (1) For airplanes equipped with RTL return spring part number BA–670–93465–1 or E0650–069–02750S: Within 800 flight hours or 4 months after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first, do a detailed visual inspection of the casing of the primary actuator for signs of chafing or missing paint, and all applicable corrective actions; replace the RTL return springs; and do an eddy current inspection of the lugs of the RTL limiter arm assembly for cracks, and modify or replace the RTL limiter arm assembly, as applicable; in accordance with Part A of the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA–27–070, Revision B, dated March 31, 2017. Accomplishment of the actions specified in Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA–27–059 does not meet the requirements of this paragraph. (2) For airplanes equipped with RTL return spring part number BA–670–93468–1: Within 8,000 flight hours after the effective date of this AD, do a detailed visual inspection of the RTL return springs for signs of chafing, and applicable corrective actions; a detailed visual inspection of the casing of the primary actuator for signs of chafing or missing paint, and all applicable corrective actions; and do an eddy current inspection of the lugs of the RTL limiter arm assembly for cracks, and modify or replace the RTL limiter arm assembly, as applicable; in accordance with Part B of the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA–27–070, Revision B, dated March 31, 2017. Accomplishment of the actions specified in Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA–27–059 does not meet the requirements of this paragraph. (c) Applicability This AD applies to the airplanes identified in paragraphs (c)(1) and (c)(2) of this AD, certificated in any category. (1) Bombardier, Inc., Model CL–600–2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes, serial number 10002 through 10344 inclusive. (2) Bombardier, Inc., Model CL–600–2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes and Model CL–600–2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes, serial numbers 15001 through 15397 inclusive. (h) Credit for Previous Actions This paragraph provides credit for actions required by paragraph (g) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using the service information specified in paragraph (h)(1) or (h)(2) of this AD. (1) Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA– 27–070, dated December 17, 2015. (2) Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA– 27–070, Revision A, dated September 01, 2016. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 27, Flight controls. (i) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New York 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 ATTN: Program Manager, Continuing Operational Safety, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, 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 removing Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014–02–01, Amendment 39–17729 (79 FR 7382, February 7, 2014) and adding the following new AD: ■ 2018–11–09 Bombardier, Inc.: Amendment 39–19297; Docket No. FAA–2017–1246; Product Identifier 2017–NM–086–AD. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES (a) Effective Date This AD is effective July 10, 2018. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by reports that when installing the rudder travel limiter (RTL) return springs, the RTL limiter arm assembly lug(s) can become deformed. We are issuing this AD to prevent deformed RTL limiter arm assembly lug(s), which can lead to failure of the RTL limiter arm assembly lug(s). In combination with failure of the RTL, failure of the RTL limiter arm assembly lug(s) could result in reduced controllability of the airplane. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Jun 04, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone: 516–228–7300; fax: 516–794–5531. 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, New York ACO Branch, FAA; or Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA); or Bombardier Inc.’s TCCA Design Approval Organization (DAO). If approved by the DAO, the approval must include the DAO-authorized signature. (j) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) Canadian AD CF–2017–19, dated June 6, 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–2017–1246. (2) For more information about this AD, contact Cesar Gomez, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe and Mechanical Systems Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone: 516–228–7318; fax: 516–794– 5531. (3) Service information identified in this AD that is not incorporated by reference is available at the addresses specified in paragraphs (k)(3) and (k)(4) of this AD. (k) 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) Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA–27– 070, Revision B, dated March 31, 2017. (ii) Reserved. (3) For service information identified in ˆ this AD, contact 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. (4) You may view this service information at the 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. (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. E:\FR\FM\05JNR1.SGM 05JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 5, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on May 18, 2018. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2018–11414 Filed 6–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2015–1421; Product Identifier 2014–NM–177–AD; Amendment 39–19302; AD 2018–11–14] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 767–300 and –300F series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of fatigue cracking on airplanes with Aviation Partners Boeing winglets installed. This AD requires high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections for cracking of the lower outboard wing skin, and repair or modification if necessary. This AD also requires one of three follow-on actions: Repeating the HFEC inspections, modifying certain internal stringers and oversizing and plugging the existing fastener holes of the lower wing, or modifying the external doubler/tripler and doing repetitive post-modification inspections. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. SUMMARY: This AD is effective July 10, 2018. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of July 10, 2018. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, contact Aviation Partners Boeing, 2811 S. 102nd Street, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98168; telephone 206–762–1171; internet https:// www.aviationpartnersboeing.com. You may view this service information at the 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. It is also available on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Jun 04, 2018 Jkt 244001 25885 for and locating Docket No. FAA–2015– 1421. and winglet and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane. Examining the AD Docket Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this final rule. The following presents the comments received on the SNPRM and the FAA’s response to each comment. One commenter, Matt Leritz, supported the content of the SNRPM. You may examine the AD docket on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2015– 1421; or in person at Docket Operations between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this final rule, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The address for Docket Operations (phone: 800–647–5527) is Docket Operations, 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: Allen Rauschendorfer, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Section, FAA, Seattle ACO Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA; phone and fax: 206–231–3528; email: allen.rauschendorfer@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to certain The Boeing Company Model 767–300 and –300F series airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on June 5, 2015 (80 FR 32066). The NPRM was prompted by reports of fatigue cracking on airplanes with Aviation Partners Boeing winglets installed. The NPRM proposed to require a HFEC inspection for cracking of the lower outboard wing skin, and repair or modification if necessary. The NPRM also proposed to require one of three follow-on actions: Repeating the HFEC inspections, modifying certain internal stringers and oversizing and plugging the existing fastener holes of the lower wing, or modifying the external doubler/tripler and doing repetitive post-modification inspections. We issued an SNPRM to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to certain The Boeing Company Model 767–300 and –300F series airplanes. The SNPRM published in the Federal Register on November 27, 2017 (82 FR 55958). The SNPRM proposed adding new HFEC inspections for cracking of an expanded area of the lower outboard wing skin for certain airplanes. We are issuing this AD to address fatigue cracking in the lower outboard wing skin, which could result in failure and subsequent separation of the wing PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Request To Correct Compliance Time Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) and United Airlines (UAL) asked that we correct the compliance time in paragraphs (h)(2)(ii) and (h)(3)(ii) of the proposed AD (in the SNPRM). The commenters stated that those paragraphs would require the initial post-repair HFEC inspection of the lower wing skin at stringer L–6.5 at the applicable time specified in paragraph 1.E., ‘‘Compliance,’’ of Aviation Partners Boeing Service Bulletin AP767–57–014, Revision 1, dated April 12, 2017. The commenters added that the compliance time for the Part 3 HFEC inspection specified in paragraph 1.E. does not begin after doing the Part 2 repair, but instead begins after the initial issue of the service bulletin (after the effective date of the AD). UAL stated that, as written, this would require doing postrepair inspections on airplanes above the total flight-hour and flight-cycle threshold within 18 months after the effective date of the AD, regardless of if or when the repair was actually done. APB confirmed that the calendar-based compliance time in the referenced service information, for airplanes in Group 1, Configurations 2 and 3, and Groups 2 and 3, should be the same as for airplanes in Group 1, Configuration 1, on which the Part 2 repair has been done. The commenters asked that the compliance time for the Part 3 HFEC inspection be corrected to the following: ‘‘Within 6,000 flight cycles after doing the Part 2 repair, or within 18,000 flight hours since doing the Part 2 repair, whichever occurs first.’’ We agree with the commenters’ request for the reasons provided. We have added paragraph (j)(3) of this AD to include this compliance-time exception. Request To Remove a Certain Terminating Action Boeing asked that we remove the terminating action sentence at the end of paragraph (g)(2) of the proposed AD (in the SNPRM). Paragraph (g)(2) of the proposed AD (in the SNPRM) applies to Group 3 airplanes with external doublers, and if a crack is found it requires a repair using a method E:\FR\FM\05JNR1.SGM 05JNR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2017-1246; Product Identifier 2017-NM-086-AD; Amendment 
39-19297; AD 2018-11-09]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-02-01, 
which applied to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional 
Jet Series 700, 701, & 702), Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 
705), and Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes. AD 
2014-02-01 required repetitive inspections of the rudder travel limiter 
(RTL) return springs and primary actuator, and corrective actions if 
necessary; and replacement of certain RTL return springs. This AD 
requires an inspection of the RTL return springs for signs of chafing; 
an inspection of the casing of the primary actuator for signs of 
chafing or missing paint; replacement of the RTL return springs; and an 
inspection of the lugs of the RTL limiter arm assembly for cracks, and 
modification or replacement, as applicable; and applicable corrective 
actions. This AD also adds airplanes to the applicability. This AD was 
prompted by reports that when installing the RTL return springs, the 
RTL limiter arm assembly lug(s) can become deformed. We are issuing 
this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: This AD is effective July 10, 2018.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of July 10, 
2018.

ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, 
contact Bombardier, Inc., 400 C[ocirc]te-Vertu Road West, Dorval, 
Qu[eacute]bec 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: [email protected]; 
internet: http://www.bombardier.com. You may view this referenced 
service information at the 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. It is also available on the 
internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating 
Docket No. FAA-2017-1246.

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-
1246; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 
5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket 
contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and 
other information. The address for the Docket Office (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: Cesar Gomez, Aerospace Engineer, 
Airframe and Mechanical Systems Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 
Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone: 516-228-7318; 
fax: 516-794-5531.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR 
part 39 to supersede AD 2014-02-01, Amendment 39-17729 (79 FR 7382, 
February 7, 2014) (``AD 2014-02-01''). AD 2014-02-01 applied to certain 
Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 
702), Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), and Model CL-600-
2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes. The NPRM published in the 
Federal Register on January 16, 2018 (83 FR 2090). The NPRM was 
prompted by reports that when installing RTL return spring part number 
BA-670-93468-1, the RTL limiter arm assembly lug(s) can become deformed 
when the RTL return spring attachment bolt is torqued; and the 
determination that additional airplanes are affected by the unsafe 
condition. The NPRM proposed to require an inspection of the RTL return 
springs for signs of chafing; an inspection of the casing of the 
primary actuator for signs of chafing or missing paint; replacement of 
the RTL return springs; and an inspection of the lugs of the RTL 
limiter arm assembly for cracks, and modification or replacement, as 
applicable; and applicable corrective

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actions. The NPRM also proposed to add airplanes to the applicability. 
We are issuing this AD to prevent deformed RTL limiter arm assembly 
lug(s), which can lead to failure of the RTL limiter arm assembly 
lug(s). In combination with failure of the RTL, failure of the RTL 
limiter arm assembly lug(s) could result in reduced controllability of 
the airplane.
    Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation 
authority for Canada, has issued Canadian AD CF-2017-19, dated June 6, 
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), Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), and Model CL-
600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes. The MCAI states:

    Transport Canada AD CF-2010-18R1 [which corresponds to FAA AD 
2014-02-01] mandated a repetitive inspection and introduced a new 
rudder travel limiter (RTL) return spring, part number (P/N) BA670-
93468-1, to correct the potential dormant RTL spring failure. This 
[Canadian] AD is issued to supersede the repetitive inspection and 
the replacement of the RTL spring due to discoveries made after the 
issuance of [Canadian] AD CF-2010-18R1.
    When installing the RTL return spring P/N BA670-93468-1 as 
mandated by [Canadian] AD CF-2010-18R1, it was found that it is 
possible for the RTL limiter arm assembly lug to be deformed. The 
lugs become bent when the RTL return spring attachment bolt is 
torqued. This condition, if not corrected, can lead to failure of 
the limiter arm assembly lug. In combination with failure of the 
RTL, failure of the limiter arm assembly lug could affect the 
controllability of the aeroplane.
    This [Canadian] AD mandates the inspection for cracked RTL 
limiter arm lugs and modification of the RTL limiter arm to prevent 
the RTL limiter arm lugs from bending during RTL assembly.

    Required actions include: A detailed visual inspection of the RTL 
return springs for signs of chafing; a detailed visual inspection of 
the casing of the primary actuator for signs of chafing or missing 
paint; replacement of the RTL return springs; an eddy current 
inspection of the lugs of the RTL limiter arm assembly for cracks, and 
modification or replacement of the RTL limiter arm assembly, as 
applicable; and applicable corrective actions. Corrective actions 
include: replacement of the RTL return springs, repair of the primer 
and topcoat of the primary actuator, and replacement of the primary 
actuator. 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-2017-1246.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. We considered the comment received. The Air Line Pilots 
Association, International supported the NPRM.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the available data, including 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

    Bombardier has issued Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA-27-070, 
Revision B, dated March 31, 2017. This service information describes 
procedures for an inspection of the RTL return springs for signs of 
chafing; an inspection of the casing of the primary actuator for signs 
of chafing or missing paint; replacement of the RTL return springs; and 
an inspection of the lugs of the RTL limiter arm assembly for cracks, 
and modification or replacement, as applicable; and applicable 
corrective actions. 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 544 airplanes of U.S. registry. We 
estimate the following costs to comply with this AD:

                                      Estimated Costs for Required Actions
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                                                                                    Cost per       Cost on U.S.
                          Labor cost                              Parts cost        product         operators
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
16 work-hours x $85 per hour = $1,360........................          $2,960           $4,320       $2,350,080
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    We have received no definitive data that would enable us to provide 
cost estimates for the on-condition actions specified in this AD.

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);

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    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 removing Airworthiness Directive (AD) 
2014-02-01, Amendment 39-17729 (79 FR 7382, February 7, 2014) and 
adding the following new AD:

2018-11-09 Bombardier, Inc.: Amendment 39-19297; Docket No. FAA-
2017-1246; Product Identifier 2017-NM-086-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective July 10, 2018.

(b) Affected ADs

    This AD replaces AD 2014-02-01, Amendment 39-17729 (79 FR 7382, 
February 7, 2014) (``AD 2014-02-01'').

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to the airplanes identified in paragraphs (c)(1) 
and (c)(2) of this AD, certificated in any category.
    (1) Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 
700, 701, & 702) airplanes, serial number 10002 through 10344 
inclusive.
    (2) Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 
705) airplanes and Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) 
airplanes, serial numbers 15001 through 15397 inclusive.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 27, Flight 
controls.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by reports that when installing the rudder 
travel limiter (RTL) return springs, the RTL limiter arm assembly 
lug(s) can become deformed. We are issuing this AD to prevent 
deformed RTL limiter arm assembly lug(s), which can lead to failure 
of the RTL limiter arm assembly lug(s). In combination with failure 
of the RTL, failure of the RTL limiter arm assembly lug(s) could 
result in reduced controllability of the airplane.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Inspections, Modification, and Replacement

    (1) For airplanes equipped with RTL return spring part number 
BA-670-93465-1 or E0650-069-02750S: Within 800 flight hours or 4 
months after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first, 
do a detailed visual inspection of the casing of the primary 
actuator for signs of chafing or missing paint, and all applicable 
corrective actions; replace the RTL return springs; and do an eddy 
current inspection of the lugs of the RTL limiter arm assembly for 
cracks, and modify or replace the RTL limiter arm assembly, as 
applicable; in accordance with Part A of the Accomplishment 
Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA-27-070, Revision 
B, dated March 31, 2017. Accomplishment of the actions specified in 
Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA-27-059 does not meet the 
requirements of this paragraph.
    (2) For airplanes equipped with RTL return spring part number 
BA-670-93468-1: Within 8,000 flight hours after the effective date 
of this AD, do a detailed visual inspection of the RTL return 
springs for signs of chafing, and applicable corrective actions; a 
detailed visual inspection of the casing of the primary actuator for 
signs of chafing or missing paint, and all applicable corrective 
actions; and do an eddy current inspection of the lugs of the RTL 
limiter arm assembly for cracks, and modify or replace the RTL 
limiter arm assembly, as applicable; in accordance with Part B of 
the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 
670BA-27-070, Revision B, dated March 31, 2017. Accomplishment of 
the actions specified in Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA-27-059 
does not meet the requirements of this paragraph.

(h) Credit for Previous Actions

    This paragraph provides credit for actions required by paragraph 
(g) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective 
date of this AD using the service information specified in paragraph 
(h)(1) or (h)(2) of this AD.
    (1) Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA-27-070, dated December 17, 
2015.
    (2) Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA-27-070, Revision A, dated 
September 01, 2016.

(i) Other FAA AD Provisions

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New 
York 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 ATTN: Program Manager, Continuing Operational 
Safety, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, 
Westbury, NY 11590; telephone: 516-228-7300; fax: 516-794-5531. 
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, New York ACO 
Branch, FAA; or Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA); or 
Bombardier Inc.'s TCCA Design Approval Organization (DAO). If 
approved by the DAO, the approval must include the DAO-authorized 
signature.

(j) Related Information

    (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information 
(MCAI) Canadian AD CF-2017-19, dated June 6, 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-2017-1246.
    (2) For more information about this AD, contact Cesar Gomez, 
Aerospace Engineer, Airframe and Mechanical Systems Section, FAA, 
New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 
11590; telephone: 516-228-7318; fax: 516-794-5531.
    (3) Service information identified in this AD that is not 
incorporated by reference is available at the addresses specified in 
paragraphs (k)(3) and (k)(4) of this AD.

(k) 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) Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA-27-070, Revision B, dated 
March 31, 2017.
    (ii) Reserved.
    (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Bombardier, Inc., 400 C[ocirc]te-Vertu Road West, Dorval, 
Qu[eacute]bec 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: 
[email protected]; internet: http://www.bombardier.com.
    (4) You may view this service information at the 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.
    (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.


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    Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on May 18, 2018.
Michael Kaszycki,
Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-11414 Filed 6-4-18; 8:45 am]
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