Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes, 29061-29064 [2018-13334]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 121 / Friday, June 22, 2018 / Proposed Rules (g) Modification of Hole Size on Collector Tank Partition Wall for Certain Airplanes For airplanes having serial numbers (S/Ns) 4001, and 4003 through 4525 inclusive: Within 6,000 flight hours or 36 months, whichever occurs first, from the effective date of this AD, increase the hole size in the collector tank partition wall, do a detailed inspection of the motive flow line for damage, including chafing, and replace the associated grommet and motive flow line, as applicable, before further flight in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 84–28–18, Revision B, dated April 20, 2017. (h) Introduction of Revised P-Clamp Installation at Affected Left and Right Wing Stations on the Motive Flow Line and Pressure Relief Line for Certain Airplanes For airplanes, having S/Ns 4001, and 4003 through 4533 inclusive, on which Bombardier Service Bulletin 84–28–19, dated August 16, 2016; or Bombardier Service Bulletin 84–28–19, Revision A, dated November 4, 2016; has not been incorporated: Within 6,000 flight hours or 36 months, whichever occurs first, from the effective date of this AD, replace the affected single nut plate brackets and standoffs at the affected left and right wing stations on the motive flow line and pressure relief line, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 84–28–19, Revision C, dated September 1, 2017. Where Bombardier Service Bulletin 84–28–19, Revision C, dated September 1, 2017, specifies to contact Bombardier for appropriate action: Before further flight, accomplish corrective actions in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (k)(2) of this AD. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS (i) Inspection of Motive Flow Line and Vent Line at Wing Stations Ø371.019 and 371.019 in the Fuel Tanks, and Inspection of Fuel Tubes For airplanes, having S/Ns 4001, and 4003 through 4533 inclusive, on which Bombardier Service Bulletin 84–28–19, dated August 16, 2016; or Bombardier Service Bulletin 84–28–19, Revision A, dated November 4, 2016; have been incorporated: Within 6,000 flight hours or 36 months, whichever occurs first, from the effective date of this AD, inspect the motive flow line and vent line at wing stations ¥371.019 and 371.019 in the left-hand and right-hand fuel tanks, respectively, to ensure that these fuel tubes are adequately supported, inspect the fuel tubes to verify that an appropriate clearance has been maintained between the fuel tubes and their support brackets, and before further flight do all applicable corrective actions, in accordance with Section 3.A., Section 3.B.(13), and Section 3.C. of Bombardier Service Bulletin 84–28– 19, Revision C, dated September 1, 2017. Where Bombardier Service Bulletin 84–28– 19, Revision C, dated September 1, 2017, specifies to contact Bombardier for appropriate action: Before further flight, accomplish corrective actions in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (k)(2) of this AD. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Jun 21, 2018 Jkt 244001 29061 (j) Credit for Previous Actions (1) 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 Bombardier Service Bulletin 84–28–18, dated April 20, 2016; or Bombardier Service Bulletin 84–28– 18, Revision A, dated November 14, 2016. (2) This paragraph provides credit for actions required by paragraph (h) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Bombardier Service Bulletin 84–28–19 Revision B, dated July 28, 2017. (3) This paragraph provides credit for actions required by paragraph (i) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Section 3.A., Section 3.B.(13), and Section 3.C. of Bombardier Service Bulletin 84–28–19, Revision B, dated July 28, 2017. email thd.qseries@aero.bombardier.com; internet http://www.bombardier.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. (k) 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. 14 CFR Part 39 (l) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) Canadian AD CF–2017–05R1, dated September 20, 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– 2018–0548. (2) For more information about this AD, contact Joseph Catanzaro, Aerospace Engineer, Propulsion Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7300; fax 516–794–5531. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Bombardier, Inc., Q-Series Technical Help Desk, 123 Garratt Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario M3K 1Y5, Canada; telephone 416–375–4000; fax 416–375–4539; PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on June 12, 2018. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2018–13335 Filed 6–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2018–0550; Product Identifier 2018–NM–024–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL–600–2B16 (CL–604 Variants) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of floodlight lamps found burned and the corresponding circuit breaker tripped as a result of fluid entering the cockpit floodlight fixtures. This proposed AD would require installation of a new gasket seal on floodlight fixtures. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. SUMMARY: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by August 6, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this NPRM, contact Bombardier, Inc., DATES: E:\FR\FM\22JNP1.SGM 22JNP1 29062 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 121 / Friday, June 22, 2018 / Proposed Rules ˆ 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, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206–231–3195. 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–2018– 0550; 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 NPRM, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Operations office (telephone 800–647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Assata Dessaline, Aerospace Engineer, Avionics and Administrative Services Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516– 228–7301; fax 516–794–5531; email 9avs-nyaco-cos@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposal. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA– 2018–0550; Product Identifier 2018– NM–024–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this NPRM. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this NPRM based on those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we receive about this NPRM. Discussion Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation authority for Canada, has issued Canadian AD CF–2016–40, dated December 15, 2016; and Canadian AD CF–2018–06, dated February 19, 2018; to correct an unsafe condition for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL–600–2B16 (CL–604 Variants) airplanes. Canadian AD CF–2016–40 and Canadian AD CF–2018–06 are referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI.’’ Canadian AD CF–2016–40 states: Several operators have reported a burning odor and smoke emanating from the cockpit floodlights. Bombardier Aerospace (BA) has determined the cause to be fluid entering into the cockpit floodlight fixtures causing short circuits and damage to electrical components. If not corrected, this condition may result in a fire in the cockpit. This [Canadian] AD is issued to mandate the installation of a new gasket seal on the floodlight fixture. Canadian AD CF–2018–06 states: [Canadian] AD CF–2016–40, applicable to Bombardier Inc. model CL–600–2B16 (604 [CL–604 Variants serial numbers 5301 through 5665 inclusive] and 605 [CL–604 Variants serial numbers 5701 through 5988 inclusive] variants) aeroplanes, was issued to address the potential of water penetrating into cockpit floodlight fixtures. A similar condition exists on the CL–600–2B16 (650 variant [CL–604 Variants serial numbers 6050 through 6070 inclusive]) aeroplanes. This condition can cause short circuits and damage to electrical components, which may result in a fire in the cockpit. This [Canadian] AD mandates the installation of gasket seals on the pilot and co-pilot floodlight fixtures to prevent fluid from entering them. 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–2018– 0550. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 Bombardier has issued the following service information: • Bombardier Service Bulletin 604– 33–007, Revision 02, dated October 2, 2017. • Bombardier Service Bulletin 605– 33–005, Revision 02, dated October 2, 2017. • Bombardier Service Bulletin 650– 33–001, Revision 03, dated October 2, 2017. The service information describes procedures to install a new gasket seal on floodlight fixtures. These documents are distinct since they apply to different configurations of the same airplane model. The service information is reasonably available because the interested parties have access to it through their normal course of business or by the means identified in the ADDRESSES section. FAA’s Determination and Requirements of this Proposed AD This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant to our bilateral agreement with the State of Design Authority, we have been notified of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service information referenced above. We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all pertinent information and determined an unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of these same type design. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this proposed AD affects 123 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed AD: ESTIMATED COSTS FOR REQUIRED ACTIONS Labor cost Parts cost daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS Up to 2 work-hours × $85 per hour = Up to $170 .................................. According to the manufacturer, some or all of the costs of this proposed AD may be covered under warranty, thereby reducing the cost impact on affected individuals. We do not control warranty coverage for affected individuals. As a VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Jun 21, 2018 Jkt 244001 Cost per product $0 Up to $170 ...................................... result, we have included all known costs in our cost estimate. Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Cost on U.S. operators Up to $20,910. 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, E:\FR\FM\22JNP1.SGM 22JNP1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 121 / Friday, June 22, 2018 / Proposed Rules 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 proposed 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 proposed AD would not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national Government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify this proposed regulation: 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. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Jun 21, 2018 Jkt 244001 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): ■ Bombardier, Inc.: Docket No. FAA–2018– 0550; Product Identifier 2018–NM–024– AD. (a) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by August 6, 2018. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL–600–2B16 (CL–604 Variants) airplanes, certificated in any category, serial numbers 5301 through 5665 inclusive, 5701 through 5988 inclusive, and 6050 through 6070 inclusive. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 33, Lights. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by reports of floodlight lamps found burned and the corresponding circuit breaker tripped as a result of fluid entering the cockpit floodlight fixtures. We are issuing this AD to prevent fluid from entering the cockpit floodlight fixtures, which could cause short circuits and damage to electrical components, which may result in a fire in the cockpit. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Required Actions (1) For airplanes identified in Bombardier Service Bulletin 604–33–007, Revision 02, dated October 2, 2017: Within 38 months after the effective date of this AD, install new gasket seals in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 604–33–007, Revision 02, dated October 2, 2017. (2) For airplanes identified in Bombardier Service Bulletin 605–33–005, Revision 02, dated October 2, 2017: Within 38 months after the effective date of this AD, install new gasket seals in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 605–33–005, Revision 02, dated October 2, 2017. (3) For airplanes identified in Bombardier Service Bulletin 650–33–001, Revision 03, dated October 2, 2017: Within 38 months after the effective date of this AD, install new gasket seals in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 650–33–001, Revision 03, dated October 2, 2017. (h) Credit for Previous Actions (1) This paragraph provides credit for actions required by (g)(1), if those actions were performed before the effective date using Bombardier Service Bulletin 604–33– PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 29063 007, dated September 29, 2015; or Bombardier Service Bulletin 604–33–007, Revision 01, dated November 30, 2015. (2) This paragraph provides credit for actions required by (g)(2), if those actions were performed before the effective date using Bombardier Service Bulletin 605–33– 005, dated September 29, 2015; or Bombardier Service Bulletin 605–33–005, Revision 01, dated November 30, 2015. (3) This paragraph provides credit for actions required by (g)(3), if those actions were performed before the effective date using the service information specified in paragraphs (h)(3)(i), (h)(3)(ii), or (h)(3)(iii) of this AD. (i) Bombardier Service Bulletin 650–33– 001, dated October 1, 2015. (ii) Bombardier Service Bulletin 650–33– 001, Revision 01, dated November 30, 2015. (iii) Bombardier Service Bulletin 650–33– 001, Revision 02, dated March 11, 2016. (i) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New York Aircraft Certification Office (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–2016–40, dated December 15, 2016; and Canadian AD CF–2018–06, dated February 19, 2018, 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–2018–0550. (2) For more information about this AD, contact Assata Dessaline, Aerospace Engineer, Avionics and Administrative Services Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228– 7301; fax 516–794–5531; email 9-avs-nyacocos@faa.gov. (3) For service information identified in ˆ this AD, contact Bombardier, Inc., 400 Cote- E:\FR\FM\22JNP1.SGM 22JNP1 29064 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 121 / Friday, June 22, 2018 / Proposed Rules ´ 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, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206–231–3195. Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on June 12, 2018. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2018–13334 Filed 6–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0475; Airspace Docket No. 18–ANE–4] RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Chebeague Island, ME Authority for This Rulemaking Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Chebeague Island Heliport, Chebeague Island, ME, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures serving the heliport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this heliport. DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 6, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this rule to: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Bldg. Ground Floor Rm. W12–140, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: 1–800–647–5527, or (202)366–9826. You must identify the Docket No. FAA–2018–0475; Airspace Docket No. 18–ANE–4, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit and review received comments through the internet at http://www.regulations.gov. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office between daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Jun 21, 2018 Jkt 244001 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. FAA Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed on line at http://www.faa.gov/air_ traffic/publications/. For further information, you can contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC, 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. The Order is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of FAA Order 7400.11B at NARA, call (202) 741–6030, or go to https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Fornito, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 1701 Columbia Ave, College Park, GA 30337; telephone (404) 305–6364. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in title 49 of the United States Code. 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. This proposed rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority, as it would establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Chebeague Island Heliport, Chebeague Island, ME, to support standard instrument approach procedures for IFR operations at this heliport. Comments Invited Interested persons are invited to comment on this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers (Docket No. FAA– 2018–0475 and Airspace Docket No. 18– ANE–4) and be submitted in triplicate to DOT Docket Operations (see ADDRESSES section for the address and phone number.) You may also submit comments through the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. Persons wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to FAA Docket No. FAA–2018–0475; Airspace Docket No. 18–ANE–4.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this document may be changed in light of the comments received. All comments submitted will be available for examination in the public docket both before and after the comment closing date. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. All communications received on or before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of the comments received. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. Availability of NPRMs An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s web page at http:// www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/ airspace_amendments/. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office (see the ADDRESSES section for address and phone number) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An informal docket may also be examined between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays at the office of the Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation E:\FR\FM\22JNP1.SGM 22JNP1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 121 (Friday, June 22, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 29061-29064]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-13334]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2018-0550; Product Identifier 2018-NM-024-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for 
certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B16 (CL-604 Variants) 
airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of floodlight lamps 
found burned and the corresponding circuit breaker tripped as a result 
of fluid entering the cockpit floodlight fixtures. This proposed AD 
would require installation of a new gasket seal on floodlight fixtures. 
We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these 
products.

DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by August 6, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 
11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
     Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    For service information identified in this NPRM, contact 
Bombardier, Inc.,

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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 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.

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-2018-
0550; 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 NPRM, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, 
and other information. The street address for the Docket Operations 
office (telephone 800-647-5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments 
will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Assata Dessaline, Aerospace Engineer, 
Avionics and Administrative Services Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 
1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516-228-
7301; fax 516-794-5531; email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comments Invited

    We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this proposal. Send your comments to an address listed 
under the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2018-0550; 
Product Identifier 2018-NM-024-AD'' at the beginning of your comments. 
We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, 
environmental, and energy aspects of this NPRM. We will consider all 
comments received by the closing date and may amend this NPRM based on 
those comments.
    We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We 
will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we 
receive about this NPRM.

Discussion

    Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation 
authority for Canada, has issued Canadian AD CF-2016-40, dated December 
15, 2016; and Canadian AD CF-2018-06, dated February 19, 2018; to 
correct an unsafe condition for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-
2B16 (CL-604 Variants) airplanes. Canadian AD CF-2016-40 and Canadian 
AD CF-2018-06 are referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing 
Airworthiness Information, or ``the MCAI.''

    Canadian AD CF-2016-40 states:
    Several operators have reported a burning odor and smoke 
emanating from the cockpit floodlights. Bombardier Aerospace (BA) 
has determined the cause to be fluid entering into the cockpit 
floodlight fixtures causing short circuits and damage to electrical 
components. If not corrected, this condition may result in a fire in 
the cockpit.
    This [Canadian] AD is issued to mandate the installation of a 
new gasket seal on the floodlight fixture.
    Canadian AD CF-2018-06 states:
    [Canadian] AD CF-2016-40, applicable to Bombardier Inc. model 
CL-600-2B16 (604 [CL-604 Variants serial numbers 5301 through 5665 
inclusive] and 605 [CL-604 Variants serial numbers 5701 through 5988 
inclusive] variants) aeroplanes, was issued to address the potential 
of water penetrating into cockpit floodlight fixtures. A similar 
condition exists on the CL-600-2B16 (650 variant [CL-604 Variants 
serial numbers 6050 through 6070 inclusive]) aeroplanes. This 
condition can cause short circuits and damage to electrical 
components, which may result in a fire in the cockpit.
    This [Canadian] AD mandates the installation of gasket seals on 
the pilot and co-pilot floodlight fixtures to prevent fluid from 
entering them.

    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-2018-
0550.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    Bombardier has issued the following service information:
     Bombardier Service Bulletin 604-33-007, Revision 02, dated 
October 2, 2017.
     Bombardier Service Bulletin 605-33-005, Revision 02, dated 
October 2, 2017.
     Bombardier Service Bulletin 650-33-001, Revision 03, dated 
October 2, 2017.
    The service information describes procedures to install a new 
gasket seal on floodlight fixtures. These documents are distinct since 
they apply to different configurations of the same airplane model. The 
service information is reasonably available because the interested 
parties have access to it through their normal course of business or by 
the means identified in the ADDRESSES section.

FAA's Determination and Requirements of this Proposed AD

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

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this proposed AD affects 123 airplanes of U.S. 
registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed 
AD:

                                      Estimated Costs for Required Actions
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              Labor cost                  Parts cost         Cost per product          Cost on U.S. operators
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Up to 2 work-hours x $85 per hour = Up              $0  Up to $170...............  Up to $20,910.
 to $170.
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    According to the manufacturer, some or all of the costs of this 
proposed AD may be covered under warranty, thereby reducing the cost 
impact on affected individuals. We do not control warranty coverage for 
affected individuals. As a result, we have included all known costs in 
our cost estimate.

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,

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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 proposed 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 proposed AD would not have federalism 
implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would not 
have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship 
between the national Government and the States, or on the distribution 
of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government.
    For the reasons discussed above, I certify this proposed 
regulation:
    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.

The Proposed Amendment

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

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

0
1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows:

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


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

0
2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness 
directive (AD):

Bombardier, Inc.: Docket No. FAA-2018-0550; Product Identifier 2018-
NM-024-AD.

(a) Comments Due Date

    We must receive comments by August 6, 2018.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B16 
(CL-604 Variants) airplanes, certificated in any category, serial 
numbers 5301 through 5665 inclusive, 5701 through 5988 inclusive, 
and 6050 through 6070 inclusive.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 33, Lights.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by reports of floodlight lamps found burned 
and the corresponding circuit breaker tripped as a result of fluid 
entering the cockpit floodlight fixtures. We are issuing this AD to 
prevent fluid from entering the cockpit floodlight fixtures, which 
could cause short circuits and damage to electrical components, 
which may result in a fire in the cockpit.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Required Actions

    (1) For airplanes identified in Bombardier Service Bulletin 604-
33-007, Revision 02, dated October 2, 2017: Within 38 months after 
the effective date of this AD, install new gasket seals in 
accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier 
Service Bulletin 604-33-007, Revision 02, dated October 2, 2017.
    (2) For airplanes identified in Bombardier Service Bulletin 605-
33-005, Revision 02, dated October 2, 2017: Within 38 months after 
the effective date of this AD, install new gasket seals in 
accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier 
Service Bulletin 605-33-005, Revision 02, dated October 2, 2017.
    (3) For airplanes identified in Bombardier Service Bulletin 650-
33-001, Revision 03, dated October 2, 2017: Within 38 months after 
the effective date of this AD, install new gasket seals in 
accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier 
Service Bulletin 650-33-001, Revision 03, dated October 2, 2017.

(h) Credit for Previous Actions

    (1) This paragraph provides credit for actions required by 
(g)(1), if those actions were performed before the effective date 
using Bombardier Service Bulletin 604-33-007, dated September 29, 
2015; or Bombardier Service Bulletin 604-33-007, Revision 01, dated 
November 30, 2015.
    (2) This paragraph provides credit for actions required by 
(g)(2), if those actions were performed before the effective date 
using Bombardier Service Bulletin 605-33-005, dated September 29, 
2015; or Bombardier Service Bulletin 605-33-005, Revision 01, dated 
November 30, 2015.
    (3) This paragraph provides credit for actions required by 
(g)(3), if those actions were performed before the effective date 
using the service information specified in paragraphs (h)(3)(i), 
(h)(3)(ii), or (h)(3)(iii) of this AD.
    (i) Bombardier Service Bulletin 650-33-001, dated October 1, 
2015.
    (ii) Bombardier Service Bulletin 650-33-001, Revision 01, dated 
November 30, 2015.
    (iii) Bombardier Service Bulletin 650-33-001, Revision 02, dated 
March 11, 2016.

(i) Other FAA AD Provisions

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New 
York Aircraft Certification Office (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-2016-40, dated December 15, 2016; and Canadian 
AD CF-2018-06, dated February 19, 2018, 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-
2018-0550.
    (2) For more information about this AD, contact Assata 
Dessaline, Aerospace Engineer, Avionics and Administrative Services 
Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, 
Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516-228-7301; fax 516-794-5531; email 
[email protected].
    (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Bombardier, Inc., 400 C[ocirc]te-

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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 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.

    Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on June 12, 2018.
Michael Kaszycki,
Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-13334 Filed 6-21-18; 8:45 am]
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