Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes, 39918-39921 [2018-17322]

Download as PDF 39918 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 156 / Monday, August 13, 2018 / Proposed Rules address for viewing or obtaining color standards, updating a grade designation in a scoresheet to align with language used throughout standard, and updating the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) references where applicable. Information on obtaining color standards is available in the Fresh and Processed Equipment Catalog on the Standard’’ or ‘‘U.S. Choice,’’ and ‘‘U.S. Standard’’ would be removed and the terms ‘‘U.S. Grade A,’’ ‘‘U.S. Grade B,’’ and ‘‘U.S. Grade C’’ would be used exclusively. Finally, AMS is proposing editorial changes to these grade standards, i.e., updating the name of a table to better reflect content, removing specific U.S. standards for grades of Remove or replace ‘‘midget’’ Effective date Other proposed revisions Change level of quality designations to single terms in the Grades of canned lima beans and Color sections. Correct CFR citation for standard of identity to 21 CFR 155.200 in the Identity section. Replace Processed Products information and address with ‘‘USDA Headquarters in Washington, DC’’ in the General section. Change level of quality designations to single terms in the Grades of canned mushrooms section. Correct CFR citation for standard of identity to 21 CFR 155.200 in the Product description section. Canned Lima Beans ........ 3/20/60 Replace with ‘‘Petite’’ in Table II in Sizes of canned lima beans section. Canned Mushrooms ........ 4/7/62 Green Olives ................... 9/8/67 Pickles ............................. 4/22/91 Replace with ‘‘petite’’ in the Sizes of canned mushrooms in the styles of whole and buttons section. Remove from Table I in the Sizes of whole style green olives section. Replace with ‘‘Petite’’ in Table II in the Sizes of whole pickles section and Table VI in the Requirements for grade section. The proposed revisions to these grade standards would provide a common language for trade and better reflect the current marketing of fruits and vegetables. A 60-day comment period is provided for interested persons to submit comments on the proposed revised grade standards. Copies of the proposed revised standards are available at http:// www.regulations.gov. After the 60-day comment period, AMS will move forward in accordance with 7 CFR 36.3(a)(1 through 3). Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1621–1627. Dated: August 8, 2018. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2018–17283 Filed 8–10–18; 8:45 am] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS BILLING CODE 3410–02–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 Aug 10, 2018 Jkt 244001 AMS website at https:// www.ams.usda.gov/grades-standards/ how-purchase-equipment-and-visualaids. These revisions will provide a format that is consistent with those of other grade standards (75 FR 43141). The following table summarizes the changes currently under consideration by AMS. Change level of quality designations to single terms in the Grades of green olives and Uniformity of size sections and Tables IV and V in the Absence of defects section. Change ‘‘D’’ to ‘‘Sstd’’ in the Score sheet for green olives section. Change the title of Table III from ‘‘Recommended Pickle Ingredients All Styles Except Relish’’ to ‘‘Recommended Minimum Quantity of Pickle Ingredients All Styles Except Relish.’’ DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0707; Product Identifier 2018–NM–067–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports that certain Tunions with an integral filter in the landing gear hydraulic control system disconnected from their housing and, in some cases, migrated. This proposed AD would require replacing certain Tunions with an integral filter with Tunions without an integral filter. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by September 27, 2018. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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 Fokker Services B.V., Technical Services Dept., P.O. Box 1357, 2130 EL Hoofddorp, the Netherlands; telephone +31 (0)88–6280– 350; fax +31 (0)88–6280–111; email technicalservices@fokker.com; internet http://www.myfokkerfleet.com. You may view this 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. ADDRESSES: Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for E:\FR\FM\13AUP1.SGM 13AUP1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 156 / Monday, August 13, 2018 / Proposed Rules and locating Docket No. FAA–2018– 0707; 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 NPRM, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for Docket Operations (phone: 800–647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone and fax 206–231–3226. 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– 2018–0707; Product Identifier 2018– NM–067–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 because of 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 The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA Airworthiness Directive 2018–0076, dated April 6, 2018 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 airplanes. The MCAI states: With [Fokker Service Bulletins] SBF100– 32–095 and SBF28–32–154, Fokker Services introduced the option of installing a T-union with an integral filter into the landing gear hydraulic control system. On some F28 Mark 0070 and Mark 0100 aeroplanes, the affected part was installed on the production line. Since introduction, occurrences were reported where the T-union filter disconnected from its housing, and in some cases migrated. In one occurrence, the migrated filter caused a flow reduction and inability to retract one of the main landing gear (MLG) legs. This condition, if not corrected, could lead to flow reduction along the hydraulic circuit and inability to completely extend one of the MLG legs, possibly resulting in damage to the aeroplane during landing, and consequent injury to occupants. To address this potential unsafe condition, Fokker Services issued the applicable SB [Fokker Service Bulletin SBF28–32–166; and Fokker Service Bulletin SBF100–32–170] to provide instructions to replace the affected parts with improved parts. Fokker Services also cancelled the SBs that introduced the affected parts. For the reason described above, this [EASA] AD requires replacement of the affected parts with T-unions without an integral filter. This [EASA] AD also prohibits the installation of affected parts. 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– 0707. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 Fokker Services B.V. has issued Service Bulletin SBF28–32–166, dated February 21, 2018; and Service Bulletin 39919 SBF100–32–170, dated February 21, 2018. This service information describes procedures for removal of certain Tunions with an integral filter and installation of T-unions without an integral filter. These documents are distinct since they apply to different airplane models in different configurations. This service information is reasonably available because the interested parties have access to it through their normal course of business or by the means identified in the ADDRESSES section. FAA’s Determination 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 the relevant information and determined the unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same type design. Proposed Requirements of This NPRM This proposed AD would require accomplishing the actions specified in the service information described previously. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this proposed AD affects 4 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed AD: ESTIMATED COSTS Parts cost Cost per product Cost on U.S. operators 10 work-hours × $85 per hour = $850 ........................................................................................ sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS Labor cost $1,038 $1,888 $7,552 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: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 Aug 10, 2018 Jkt 244001 ‘‘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. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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 E:\FR\FM\13AUP1.SGM 13AUP1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 156 / Monday, August 13, 2018 / Proposed Rules category airplanes to the Director of the System Oversight Division. the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows: Regulatory Findings PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 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 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, (i) Parts Installation Prohibition No person may install an affected part on any airplane, as of the time specified in paragraph (i)(1) or (i)(2) of this AD, as applicable. (1) For Group 1 airplanes: After modification of the airplane as required by paragraph (h) of this AD. (2) For Group 2 airplanes: From the effective date of this AD. (j) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, International VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 Aug 10, 2018 Jkt 244001 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ Fokker Services B.V.: Docket No. FAA– 2018–0707; Product Identifier 2018– NM–067–AD. (a) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by September 27, 2018. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070, 0100, 1000, 2000, 3000, and 4000 airplanes, certificated in any category, all manufacturer serial numbers. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 32, Landing gear. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by reports that certain T-unions with an integral filter in the landing gear hydraulic control system disconnected from their housing and, in Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the International Section, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (k)(2) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9–ANM–116–AMOC– REQUESTS@faa.gov. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 some cases, migrated. We are issuing this AD to prevent flow reduction along the hydraulic circuit and the possible inability to completely extend one or both of the main landing gear legs, which could result in damage to the airplane during landing, and consequent injury to occupants. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Definitions For the purposes of this AD, the definitions in paragraphs (g)(1) through (g)(3) inclusive apply. (1) An affected part is any hydraulic T-union with an integral filter installed, having part number (P/N) QA07596 or P/N QA07597, installed on the production line or introduced in-service by Fokker Service Bulletin SBF100–32–095 or Fokker Service Bulletin SBF28–32–154, as applicable. (2) Group 1 airplanes are those that have an affected part installed. (3) Group 2 airplanes are those that do not have an affected part installed. (h) Required Actions For Group 1 airplanes, within 24 months after the effective date of this AD, modify the airplane in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Fokker Service Bulletin SBF28–32–166, dated February 21, 2018; or Fokker Service Bulletin SBF100–32–170, dated February 21, 2018, as applicable. The corresponding part numbers of affected (old) parts and replacement (new) parts are specified in figure 1 to paragraph (h) of this AD. standards district office/certificate holding district office. (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA; or the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA); or Fokker Services B.V.’s EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA). If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized signature. E:\FR\FM\13AUP1.SGM 13AUP1 EN13AU18.000</GPH> 39920 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 156 / Monday, August 13, 2018 / Proposed Rules (k) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) EASA Airworthiness Directive 2018–0076, dated April 6, 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– 2018–0707. (2) For more information about this AD, contact Tom Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone and fax 206– 231–3226. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Fokker Services B.V., Technical Services Dept., P.O. Box 1357, 2130 EL Hoofddorp, the Netherlands; telephone +31 (0)88–6280–350; fax +31 (0)88–6280–111; email technicalservices@ fokker.com; internet http:// www.myfokkerfleet.com. 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 August 5, 2018. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service. Comments must be received by BIS no later than October 12, 2018. DATES: BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security 15 CFR part 774 [Docket No. 180227222–8222–01] Commerce Control List: Request for Comments Regarding Controls on Certain Spraying or Fogging Systems and ‘‘Parts’’ and ‘‘Components’’ Therefor Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of inquiry. AGENCY: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS 17:58 Aug 10, 2018 Jkt 244001 For questions on the CB controls that apply to spraying or fogging systems described in ECCN 2B352.i, contact Richard P. Duncan, Ph.D., Director, Chemical and Biological Controls Division, Office of Nonproliferation and Treaty Compliance, Bureau of Industry and Security, Telephone: (202) 482–3343, Email: Richard.Duncan@bis.doc.gov. For questions on the submission of comments in response to this notice of inquiry, contact Willard Fisher, Regulatory Policy Division, Office of Exporter Services, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce, Phone: (202) 482–2440. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Department of Commerce, maintains the Export Administration Regulations, including the Commerce Control List (CCL). Certain items identified on the CCL are controlled for chemical/biological (CB) reasons, because they are identified on one of the common control lists maintained by the Australia Group (AG), which is a multilateral forum of countries (plus the European Union) that maintain export controls on specified chemicals, biological agents, and related equipment and technology that could be used in a chemical or VerDate Sep<11>2014 Comments may be submitted via the Federal eRulemaking Portal (http://www.regulations.gov). You can find this notice by searching on its regulations.gov docket number, which is BIS–2018–0013. Comments may also be submitted via email to publiccommments@bis.doc.gov or on paper to Regulatory Policy Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2099B, 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. Please refer to RIN 0694–XC042 in all comments and in the subject line of email comments. All comments (including any personally identifying information) will be made available for public inspection and copying. ADDRESSES: [FR Doc. 2018–17322 Filed 8–10–18; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: biological weapons (CBW) program. Among the items subject to these CB controls are spraying or fogging systems described in Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 2B352.i on the CCL. Through this notice, BIS is seeking public comments as part of a review of the effectiveness of its controls on these systems, and ‘‘parts’’ and ‘‘components’’ therefor, to ensure that the descriptions of these items on the CCL are clear, do not inadvertently control items in normal commercial use, accurately reflect CB-related technological capabilities and developments, and are consistent with the principal objective of the AG, which is to ensure that exports of certain chemicals, biological agents, and dualuse chemical and biological manufacturing facilities and equipment, do not contribute to the spread of chemical and biological weapons (CBW). This notice also requests public comments on potential alternatives to the current controls in ECCN 2B352.i. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 39921 Background The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Department of Commerce, maintains the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR parts 730– 774), including the Commerce Control List (CCL) (Supplement No. 1 to part 774 of the EAR). Through this notice, BIS is seeking public comments as part of a review of the effectiveness of its controls on spraying or fogging systems, and ‘‘parts’’ and ‘‘components’’ therefor, that are described in paragraph (i) of Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 2B352 on the CCL. The items controlled by ECCN 2B352.i are subject to chemical/biological (CB) controls on the CCL, because they are identified on one of the common control lists maintained by the Australia Group (AG), specifically, the AG ‘‘Control List of Dual-Use Biological Equipment and Related Technology and Software.’’ The AG is a multilateral forum consisting of 42 participating countries and the European Union that maintain export controls on specified chemicals, biological agents, and related equipment and technology that could be used in a chemical or biological weapons program. Current EAR Controls on Spraying or Fogging Systems Currently, ECCN 2B352.i controls complete spraying or fogging systems, spray booms, and arrays of aerosol generating units that are: (1) ‘‘specially designed’’ or modified for fitting to aircraft, ‘‘lighter than air vehicles,’’ or ‘‘unmanned aerial vehicles’’ (‘‘UAVs’’); and (2) capable of delivering, from a liquid suspension, an initial droplet volume median diameter (‘VMD’) of less than 50 microns at a flow rate of greater than 2 liters per minute. This ECCN also controls aerosol generating units that are ‘‘specially designed’’ for fitting to the aforementioned equipment. The Technical Notes immediately following ECCN 2B352.i clarify the scope of these controls and provide guidance on how to evaluate certain characteristics (e.g., droplet size) to determine whether specific equipment is controlled under this ECCN. Technical Note 1 states that aerosol generating units, for purposes of the controls in ECCN 2B352.i, are devices ‘‘specially designed’’ or modified for fitting to ‘‘aircraft’’ and include nozzles, rotary drum atomizers and similar devices. Technical Note 2 clarifies the scope of ECCN 2B352 by indicating that this ECCN does not control spraying or fogging systems and ‘‘parts’’ and ‘‘components’’ therefor, as described in 2B352.i, that are demonstrated not to be E:\FR\FM\13AUP1.SGM 13AUP1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 156 (Monday, August 13, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 39918-39921]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-17322]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2018-0707; Product Identifier 2018-NM-067-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. 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 all 
Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted 
by reports that certain T-unions with an integral filter in the landing 
gear hydraulic control system disconnected from their housing and, in 
some cases, migrated. This proposed AD would require replacing certain 
T-unions with an integral filter with T-unions without an integral 
filter. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on 
these products.

DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by September 27, 
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 Fokker 
Services B.V., Technical Services Dept., P.O. Box 1357, 2130 EL 
Hoofddorp, the Netherlands; telephone +31 (0)88-6280-350; fax +31 
(0)88-6280-111; email [email protected]; internet http://www.myfokkerfleet.com. You may view this 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

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and locating Docket No. FAA-2018-0707; 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 NPRM, the regulatory 
evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street 
address for Docket Operations (phone: 800-647-5527) is in the ADDRESSES 
section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after 
receipt.

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

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-2018-0707; 
Product Identifier 2018-NM-067-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 because 
of 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

    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical 
Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA 
Airworthiness Directive 2018-0076, dated April 6, 2018 (referred to 
after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or 
``the MCAI''), to correct an unsafe condition for all Fokker Services 
B.V. Model F28 airplanes. The MCAI states:

    With [Fokker Service Bulletins] SBF100-32-095 and SBF28-32-154, 
Fokker Services introduced the option of installing a T-union with 
an integral filter into the landing gear hydraulic control system. 
On some F28 Mark 0070 and Mark 0100 aeroplanes, the affected part 
was installed on the production line. Since introduction, 
occurrences were reported where the T-union filter disconnected from 
its housing, and in some cases migrated. In one occurrence, the 
migrated filter caused a flow reduction and inability to retract one 
of the main landing gear (MLG) legs.
    This condition, if not corrected, could lead to flow reduction 
along the hydraulic circuit and inability to completely extend one 
of the MLG legs, possibly resulting in damage to the aeroplane 
during landing, and consequent injury to occupants.
    To address this potential unsafe condition, Fokker Services 
issued the applicable SB [Fokker Service Bulletin SBF28-32-166; and 
Fokker Service Bulletin SBF100-32-170] to provide instructions to 
replace the affected parts with improved parts. Fokker Services also 
cancelled the SBs that introduced the affected parts.
    For the reason described above, this [EASA] AD requires 
replacement of the affected parts with T-unions without an integral 
filter. This [EASA] AD also prohibits the installation of affected 
parts.

    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-
0707.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    Fokker Services B.V. has issued Service Bulletin SBF28-32-166, 
dated February 21, 2018; and Service Bulletin SBF100-32-170, dated 
February 21, 2018. This service information describes procedures for 
removal of certain T-unions with an integral filter and installation of 
T-unions without an integral filter. These documents are distinct since 
they apply to different airplane models in different configurations. 
This service information is reasonably available because the interested 
parties have access to it through their normal course of business or by 
the means identified in the ADDRESSES section.

FAA's Determination

    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 the relevant information and determined the unsafe 
condition described previously is likely to exist or develop on other 
products of the same type design.

Proposed Requirements of This NPRM

    This proposed AD would require accomplishing the actions specified 
in the service information described previously.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this proposed AD affects 4 airplanes of U.S. 
registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed 
AD:

                                                 Estimated Costs
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                                                                                    Cost per       Cost on U.S.
                          Labor cost                              Parts cost        product         operators
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10 work-hours x $85 per hour = $850..........................          $1,038           $1,888           $7,552
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Authority for This Rulemaking

    Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA's authority to 
issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the 
authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII: Aviation Programs, 
describes in more detail the scope of the Agency's authority.
    We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in 
Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: ``General 
requirements.'' Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with 
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing 
regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator 
finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within 
the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition 
that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this 
rulemaking action.
    This 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

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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

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

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


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

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

Fokker Services B.V.: Docket No. FAA-2018-0707; Product Identifier 
2018-NM-067-AD.

(a) Comments Due Date

    We must receive comments by September 27, 2018.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070, 
0100, 1000, 2000, 3000, and 4000 airplanes, certificated in any 
category, all manufacturer serial numbers.

(d) Subject

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

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by reports that certain T-unions with an 
integral filter in the landing gear hydraulic control system 
disconnected from their housing and, in some cases, migrated. We are 
issuing this AD to prevent flow reduction along the hydraulic 
circuit and the possible inability to completely extend one or both 
of the main landing gear legs, which could result in damage to the 
airplane during landing, and consequent injury to occupants.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Definitions

    For the purposes of this AD, the definitions in paragraphs 
(g)(1) through (g)(3) inclusive apply.
    (1) An affected part is any hydraulic T-union with an integral 
filter installed, having part number (P/N) QA07596 or P/N QA07597, 
installed on the production line or introduced in-service by Fokker 
Service Bulletin SBF100-32-095 or Fokker Service Bulletin SBF28-32-
154, as applicable.
    (2) Group 1 airplanes are those that have an affected part 
installed.
    (3) Group 2 airplanes are those that do not have an affected 
part installed.

(h) Required Actions

    For Group 1 airplanes, within 24 months after the effective date 
of this AD, modify the airplane in accordance with the 
Accomplishment Instructions of Fokker Service Bulletin SBF28-32-166, 
dated February 21, 2018; or Fokker Service Bulletin SBF100-32-170, 
dated February 21, 2018, as applicable. The corresponding part 
numbers of affected (old) parts and replacement (new) parts are 
specified in figure 1 to paragraph (h) of this AD.
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(i) Parts Installation Prohibition

    No person may install an affected part on any airplane, as of 
the time specified in paragraph (i)(1) or (i)(2) of this AD, as 
applicable.
    (1) For Group 1 airplanes: After modification of the airplane as 
required by paragraph (h) of this AD.
    (2) For Group 2 airplanes: From the effective date of this AD.

(j) Other FAA AD Provisions

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, 
International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, has the 
authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the 
procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, 
send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight 
Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information 
directly to the International Section, send it to the attention of 
the person identified in paragraph (k)(2) of this AD. Information 
may be emailed to: [email protected]. Before using any 
approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or 
lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight 
standards district office/certificate holding district office.
    (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD 
to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be 
accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, International 
Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA; or the European Aviation 
Safety Agency (EASA); or Fokker Services B.V.'s EASA Design 
Organization Approval (DOA). If approved by the DOA, the approval 
must include the DOA-authorized signature.

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(k) Related Information

    (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information 
(MCAI) EASA Airworthiness Directive 2018-0076, dated April 6, 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-2018-0707.
    (2) For more information about this AD, contact Tom Rodriguez, 
Aerospace Engineer, International Section, Transport Standards 
Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone 
and fax 206-231-3226.
    (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Fokker Services B.V., Technical Services Dept., P.O. Box 1357, 2130 
EL Hoofddorp, the Netherlands; telephone +31 (0)88-6280-350; fax +31 
(0)88-6280-111; email [email protected]; internet http://www.myfokkerfleet.com. 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 August 5, 2018.
Michael Kaszycki,
Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-17322 Filed 8-10-18; 8:45 am]
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