Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes, 40438-40443 [2018-17482]

Download as PDF 40438 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 158 / Wednesday, August 15, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Executive Order 13175 This rule has been reviewed in accordance with the requirements of Executive Order 13175, ‘‘Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments.’’ Executive Order 13175 requires Federal agencies to consult and coordinate with Tribes on a government-to-government basis on policies that have Tribal implications, including regulations, legislative comments or proposed legislation, and other policy statements or actions that have substantial direct effects on one or more Indian Tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian Tribes or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian Tribes. APHIS has assessed the impact of this rule on Indian Tribes and determined that this rule does not, to our knowledge, have Tribal implications that require Tribal consultation under Executive Order 13175. If a Tribe requests consultation, APHIS will work with the Office of Tribal Relations to ensure meaningful consultation is provided where changes, additions and modifications identified herein are not expressly mandated by Congress. Paperwork Reduction Act In accordance with section 3507(d) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the burden requirements included in this final rule will be approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 0579–0440. E-Government Act Compliance The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is committed to compliance with the E-Government Act to promote the use of the internet and other information technologies, to provide increased opportunities for citizen access to Government information and services, and for other purposes. For information pertinent to E-Government Act compliance related to this rule, please contact Ms. Kimberly Hardy, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851–2483. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES List of Subjects in 9 CFR Part 53 Animal diseases, Indemnity payments, Livestock, Poultry and poultry products. Accordingly, the interim rule amending 9 CFR part 53 that was published at 81 FR 6745–6751, on February 9, 2016, is adopted as a final rule with the following changes: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Aug 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 PART 53—FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE, PLEUROPNEUMONIA, RINDERPEST, AND CERTAIN OTHER COMMUNICABLE DISEASES OF LIVESTOCK OR POULTRY 1. The authority citation for part 53 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 7 U.S.C. 8301–8317; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.4. 2. Section 53.1 is amended by adding a definition of Poultry biosecurity plan in alphabetical order to read as follows: ■ § 53.1 Definitions. * * * * * Poultry biosecurity plan. A document utilized by an owner and/or contractor describing the management practices and principles that are used to prevent the introduction and spread of infectious diseases of poultry at a specific facility. * * * * * ■ 3. Section 53.10 is amended as follows: ■ a. By removing paragraph (g) introductory text; ■ b. By revising paragraph (g)(1); and ■ c. By adding an OMB citation at the end of the section. The revision and addition read as follows: § 53.10 Claims not allowed. * * * * * (g)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (g)(2) of this section, the Department will not allow claims arising out of the destruction of animals or eggs destroyed due to an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza unless the owner of the animals or eggs and, if applicable, any party that enters into a contract with the owner to grow or care for the poultry or eggs, had in place, at the time of detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza, and was following a poultry biosecurity plan that meets the requirements of § 53.11(e). * * * * * (Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 0579–0440) biosecurity plan that is approved by the Administrator. Approved biosecurity principles are listed in the NPIP Program Standards, as defined in § 147.51 of this chapter. Alternative biosecurity principles may also be approved by the Administrator in accordance with § 147.53(d)(2) of this chapter. (2)(i) The biosecurity plan shall be audited at least once every 2 years or a sufficient number of times during that period to satisfy the owner and/or contractor’s Official State Agency that the plan is in compliance with the biosecurity principles contained in the NPIP Program Standards. The audit will include, but may not be limited to, a review of the biosecurity plan, as well as documentation that it is being implemented. (ii) To be recognized as being in compliance with the biosecurity principles and eligible for indemnity, owners and contractors who fail the initial audit conducted by the NPIP Official State Agency must have a check audit performed by a team appointed by National NPIP Office and must demonstrate that they have implemented applicable biosecurity measures. The team will consist of an APHIS poultry subject matter expert, the Official State Agency, and a licensed, accredited, industry poultry veterinarian. (f) Proposed updates to the NPIP Program Standards will be announced to the public through a Federal Register notice, as described in § 147.53(e) of this chapter. (Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 0579–0440) Done in Washington, DC, this 8th day of August 2018. Greg Ibach, Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs. [FR Doc. 2018–17554 Filed 8–14–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 4. Section 53.11 is amended as follows: ■ a. By adding paragraphs (e) and (f); and ■ b. By adding an OMB citation at the end of the section. The additions read as follows: Federal Aviation Administration § 53.11 Highly pathogenic avian influenza; conditions for payment. RIN 2120–AA64 ■ * * * * * (e)(1) The owner and, if applicable, the contractor, unless exempted under § 53.10(g)(2), must have a poultry PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0709; Product Identifier 2018–NM–100–AD; Amendment 39–19359; AD 2018–17–05] Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\15AUR1.SGM 15AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 158 / Wednesday, August 15, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Final rule; request for comments. ACTION: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A350–941 and –1041 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that electro-hydrostatic actuators (EHAs), installed on the inboard ailerons, elevators, and rudder, had degraded insulation resistance in the direct drive solenoid valve (DDSOV), due to incorrect sealing application. This AD requires a check of the insulation resistance of the DDSOV of each affected EHA and applicable corrective actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD becomes effective August 30, 2018. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of August 30, 2018. We must receive comments on this AD by October 1, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For Airbus SAS service information identified in this final rule, contact Airbus SAS, Airworthiness Office— EAL, Rond-Point Emile Dewoitine No: 2, 31700 Blagnac Cedex, France; phone: +33 5 61 93 36 96; fax: +33 5 61 93 45 80; email: continuedairworthiness.a350@airbus.com; internet: http://www.airbus.com. For Moog Aircraft Group service information identified in this final rule, contact Moog Aircraft Group, Plant 4, 160 Jamison Road, East Aurora, NY 14052–0018; phone: 716–652–2000; email: CASC@moog.com; internet: http://www.moog.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 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Aug 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 40439 at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2018–0709. check of each affected EHA, and, depending on findings, accomplishment of applicable corrective action(s). 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– 0709; or in person at the Docket Operations office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Operations office (phone: 800–647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen Arrigotti, Aerospace Engineer, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; phone and fax: 206–231–3218. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Corrective actions include replacing or reidentifying affected EHAs. You may examine the MCAI on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2018– 0709. Discussion The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA AD 2018–0141, dated July 3, 2018 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for all Airbus SAS Model A350–941 and –1041 airplanes. The MCAI states: Occurrences were reported of EHA units that were returned to the manufacturer (MOOG Aircraft Group) with degraded insulation resistance in the direct drive solenoid valve (DDSOV). Investigation results revealed that moisture ingress, due to incorrect sealing application, had caused this degradation. This condition, if not detected and corrected, could lead to the DDSOV being unable to command or maintain the EHA in active mode, possibly resulting in reduced control of the aeroplane. Due to similarity of design, all five EHA positions could be affected, inboard aileron EHAs (Functional Item Number (FIN) 4CR1 and FIN 4CR2), elevator EHAs (FIN 2CT1 and FIN 2CT2) and the rudder EHA (FIN 3CY). Prompted by these findings, MOOG Aircraft Group improved the manufacturing process to ensure adequate sealing capability of the DDSOV and issued the applicable SB [MOOG Aircraft Group Service Bulletins CA67001– 27–05; CA67006–27–04; and CA67008–27– 04] providing a screening procedure. To address this potential unsafe condition, Airbus issued the AOT [Alert Operators Transmission A27P009–16] and the Airbus SB [Service Bulletin A350–27–P020], providing instructions to restore the EHA to nominal performance. For the reasons described above, this [EASA] AD requires a one-time insulation PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 Airbus SAS has issued Service Bulletin A350–27–P020, dated February 22, 2018. This service information describes procedures for an insulation resistance check (detailed inspection) of the DDSOV of each affected EHA and applicable corrective actions. Moog Aircraft Group has issued Service Bulletin CA67001–27–05, dated February 21, 2018. This service information identifies affected EHAs for certain inboard ailerons and describes, among other actions, procedures for applicable corrective actions. Moog Aircraft Group has issued Service Bulletin CA67006–27–04, dated February 21, 2018. This service information identifies affected EHAs for certain elevators and describes, among other actions, procedures for applicable corrective actions. Moog Aircraft Group has issued Service Bulletin CA67008–27–04, dated February 21, 2018. This service information identifies affected EHAs for certain rudders and describes, among other actions, procedures for 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. 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 issuing this AD because we evaluated all pertinent information and determined the unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same type design. Requirements of This AD This AD requires accomplishing the actions specified in the service information described previously. This AD also requires sending the results of the check to AirbusWorld. E:\FR\FM\15AUR1.SGM 15AUR1 40440 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 158 / Wednesday, August 15, 2018 / Rules and Regulations FAA’s Determination of the Effective Date An unsafe condition exists that requires the immediate adoption of this AD. The FAA has found that the risk to the flying public justifies waiving notice and comment prior to adoption of this rule because the insulation resistance in the DDSOV can degrade to unsafe levels within three months, which could lead to the DDSOV being unable to command or maintain the EHA in active mode, possibly resulting in reduced control of the airplane. Therefore, we determined that notice and opportunity for public comment before issuing this AD are impracticable and that, for the same reason, good cause exists for making this amendment effective in fewer than 30 days. Comments Invited This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight safety, and we did not precede it by notice and opportunity for public comment. We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2018–0709; Product Identifier 2018–NM–100–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this AD based on those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we receive about this AD. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD affects 11 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD: ESTIMATED COSTS FOR REQUIRED ACTIONS Labor cost Parts cost Up to 24 work-hours × $85 per hour = Up to $2,040 We estimate the following costs to do any necessary on-condition actions that would be required based on the results Cost per product $0 Up to $2,040 ............................................................... of any required actions. We have no way of determining the number of aircraft Cost on U.S. operators Up to $22,440. that might need these on-condition actions: ESTIMATED COSTS OF ON-CONDITION ACTIONS Labor cost Parts cost Cost per product Up to 30 work-hours × $85 per hour = Up to $2,550 ............... Up to $518,314 ......................................................................... Up to $520,864. We estimate that it would take about 1 work-hour per product to comply with the reporting requirement in this AD. The average labor rate is $85 per hour. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of reporting the check results on U.S. operators to be $85 per product. According to the manufacturer, some or all of the costs of this 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. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES Paperwork Reduction Act A federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection of information displays a current valid OMB control number. The control number for the collection of information required by this AD is 2120–0056. The paperwork cost associated with this AD has been detailed in the Costs of Compliance section of this document VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Aug 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 and includes time for reviewing instructions, as well as completing and reviewing the collection of information. Therefore, all reporting associated with this AD is mandatory. Comments concerning the accuracy of this burden and suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to the FAA at 800 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20591, ATTN: Information Collection Clearance Officer, AES–200. Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII: Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the Agency’s authority. We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: ‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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: E:\FR\FM\15AUR1.SGM 15AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 158 / Wednesday, August 15, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); 3. Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska; and 4. Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ 2018–17–05 Airbus SAS: Amendment 39– 19359; Docket No. FAA–2018–0709; Product Identifier 2018–NM–100–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD becomes effective August 30, 2018. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Airbus SAS Model A350–941 and –1041 airplanes, certificated in any category, all manufacturer serial numbers. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 27, Flight controls. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Aug 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 (e) Reason This AD was prompted by reports that electro-hydrostatic actuators (EHAs), installed on the inboard ailerons, elevators, and rudder, had degraded insulation resistance in the direct drive solenoid valve (DDSOV), due to incorrect sealing application. We are issuing this AD to address this condition, which could lead to the DDSOV being unable to command or maintain the EHA in active mode, possibly resulting in reduced control of the airplane. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Definitions For the purposes of this AD, the definitions specified in paragraphs (g)(1), (g)(2), and (g)(3) of this AD apply. (1) An affected EHA is an EHA installed on inboard ailerons, elevators, and rudder, as listed by part number and serial number in the applicable service information specified in paragraphs (g)(1)(i), (g)(1)(ii), and (g)(1)(iii) of this AD, except those that are paint marked, as specified in the applicable service information specified in paragraphs (g)(1)(i), (g)(1)(ii), and (g)(1)(iii) of this AD. (i) Moog Aircraft Group Service Bulletin CA67001–27–05, dated February 21, 2018 (aileron). (ii) Moog Aircraft Group Service Bulletin CA67006–27–04, dated February 21, 2018 (elevator). (iii) Moog Aircraft Group Service Bulletin CA67008–27–04, dated February 21, 2018 (rudder). (2) A serviceable EHA is an EHA having a part number and serial number not listed in the applicable service information specified in paragraphs (g)(1)(i), (g)(1)(ii), and (g)(1)(iii) of this AD; or an affected EHA having a paint mark as specified in the applicable service information specified in paragraphs (g)(1)(i), (g)(1)(ii), and (g)(1)(iii) of this AD. (3) Group 1 airplanes are those that have an affected EHA installed. Group 2 airplanes are those that do not have an affected EHA installed. (h) Initial Insulation Resistance Check (1) For Group 1 airplanes, which have not been inspected in accordance with the instructions of Airbus Alert Operators Transmission (AOT) A27P009–16: Within 3 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 40441 months after the airplane has reached 700 flight hours since airplane first flight, or within 30 days after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs later, accomplish an insulation resistance check (detailed inspection) of the DDSOV of each affected EHA, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Airbus Service Bulletin A350–27–P020, dated February 22, 2018. (2) For Group 1 airplanes, which have been inspected in accordance with the instructions of Airbus AOT A27P009–16: Within 3 months after the airplane has reached 36 months since airplane first flight, or within 3 months after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs later, accomplish an insulation resistance check of the DDSOV of each affected EHA, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Airbus Service Bulletin A350–27–P020, dated February 22, 2018. (i) Additional Check and Corrective Action (1) If during the check required by paragraph (h)(1) of this AD, the measured insulation resistance is 15 Megohms (MOhms) or less, before next flight, replace the affected EHA with a serviceable EHA, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Airbus Service Bulletin A350– 27–P020, dated February 22, 2018. (2) If during the check required by paragraph (h)(1) of this AD, the measured insulation resistance is more than 15 MOhms, within 3 months after the airplane has reached 36 months since airplane first flight, or within 3 months after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs later, accomplish an insulation resistance check of the DDSOV of each affected EHA, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Airbus Service Bulletin A350– 27–P020, dated February 22, 2018. (3) Depending on measured resistance result of the check required by paragraph (h)(2) or (i)(2) of this AD, within the applicable compliance time defined in figure 1 to paragraph (i)(3) of this AD, accomplish the applicable corrective action(s) defined in figure 1 to paragraph (i)(3) of this AD, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Airbus Service Bulletin A350– 27–P020, dated February 22, 2018; or the applicable service information specified in paragraphs (g)(1)(i), (g)(1)(ii), and (g)(1)(iii) of this AD. E:\FR\FM\15AUR1.SGM 15AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 158 / Wednesday, August 15, 2018 / Rules and Regulations (j) Reporting For each check required by paragraph (h)(2) or (i)(2) of this AD: Within 30 days after each check required by paragraph (h)(2) or (i)(2) of this AD or within 30 days after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs later, report the results, including no findings, using the online reporting application in AirbusWorld, as specified in Appendix A. ‘‘Inspection Report’’ of Airbus Service Bulletin A350–27–P020, dated February 22, 2018. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES (k) Parts Installation Prohibition For Group 1 and Group 2 airplanes: From the effective date of this AD, no person may install an affected EHA on any airplane. (l) Paperwork Reduction Act Burden Statement A federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection of information displays a current valid OMB Control Number. The OMB Control Number for this information collection is 2120–0056. Public reporting for this collection of information is estimated to be approximately 1 hour per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, completing and reviewing the collection of information. All responses to this collection of information are mandatory. Comments concerning the accuracy of this burden and suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to the FAA at: 800 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20591, Attn: Information Collection Clearance Officer, AES–200. (m) 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Aug 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 (n)(2) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-116-AMOCREQUESTS@faa.gov. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/certificate holding district office. (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA; or the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA); or Airbus SAS’s EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA). If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOAauthorized signature. (3) Required for Compliance (RC): If any service information contains procedures or tests that are identified as RC, those procedures and tests must be done to comply with this AD; any procedures or tests that are not identified as RC are recommended. Those procedures and tests that are not identified as RC may be deviated from using accepted methods in accordance with the operator’s maintenance or inspection program without obtaining approval of an AMOC, provided the procedures and tests identified as RC can be done and the airplane can be put back in an airworthy condition. Any substitutions or changes to procedures or tests identified as RC require approval of an AMOC. (n) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) EASA AD 2018–0141, dated July 3, 2018, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 AD docket on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2018–0709. (2) For more information about this AD, contact Kathleen Arrigotti, Aerospace Engineer, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; phone and fax: 206–231–3218. (o) 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) Airbus SAS Service Bulletin A350–27– P020, dated February 22, 2018. (ii) Moog Aircraft Group Service Bulletin CA67001–27–05, dated February 21, 2018. (iii) Moog Aircraft Group Service Bulletin CA67006–27–04, dated February 21, 2018. (iv) Moog Aircraft Group Service Bulletin CA67008–27–04, dated February 21, 2018. (3) For Airbus SAS service information identified in this AD, contact Airbus SAS, Airworthiness Office—EAL, Rond-Point Emile Dewoitine No: 2, 31700 Blagnac Cedex, France; phone: +33 5 61 93 36 96; fax: +33 5 61 93 45 80; email: continuedairworthiness.a350@airbus.com; internet: http://www.airbus.com. (4) For Moog Aircraft Group service information identified in this AD, contact Moog Aircraft Group, Plant 4, 160 Jamison Road, East Aurora, NY 14052–0018; phone: 716–652–2000; email: CASC@moog.com; internet: http://www.moog.com. (5) 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. (6) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records E:\FR\FM\15AUR1.SGM 15AUR1 ER15AU18.001</GPH> 40442 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 158 / Wednesday, August 15, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on August 5, 2018. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2018–17482 Filed 8–14–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2017–1022; Product Identifier 2017–NM–098–AD; Amendment 39–19357; AD 2018–17–03] 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 787–8 and 787–9 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of failures of the lip heater assemblies of the inlet ice protection system of the cabin air compressor (CAC) due to chafing. This AD requires changing the airplane electrical connectors and the routes of certain wire bundles, and installing new or modified left and right CAC inlet duct assemblies. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective September 19, 2018. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of September 19, 2018. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Contractual & Data Services (C&DS), 2600 Westminster Blvd., MC 110–SK57, Seal Beach, CA 90740–5600; telephone 562–797–1717; internet https://www.myboeingfleet.com. You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 2200 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Aug 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 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– 1022. 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– 1022; 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: Joe Salemeh, Aerospace Engineer, Systems and Equipment Section, FAA, Seattle ACO Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; phone and fax: 206– 231–3536; email: joe.salameh@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 787–8 and 787–9 airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on November 17, 2017 (82 FR 54302). The NPRM was prompted by reports of failures of the CAC inlet ice protection system (CIPS) inlet lip heater assemblies due to chafing of the CIPS inlet lip heater wire harness against adjacent structures. The NPRM proposed to require changing the airplane electrical connectors and the routes of certain wire bundles, and installing new or modified left and right CAC inlet duct assemblies. We are issuing this AD to address any damage to the CIPS inlet lip heater wire bundle, which could cause an electrical short and potential loss of functions essential for safe flight of the airplane. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this final rule. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 40443 The following presents the comments received on the NPRM and the FAA’s response to each comment. Request for Clarification of Affected Spare Parts Oman Air requested clarification regarding whether the proposed AD applies only to the airplane line numbers specified in the service information, or whether the proposed AD would also require modification of spare ducts. Oman Air stated that the applicability in the proposed AD includes those airplanes that are specified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin B787–81205– SB300019–00, Issue 001, dated March 22, 2017. Oman Air also stated that the service information also affects spare CAC inlet duct assemblies with part numbers specified in the service information. Oman Air commented that the service information recommended that the spares be modified in accordance with Boeing Alert Service Bulletin B787–81205–SB300019–00, or any later FAA-approved revision. Oman Air stated that there is no mention of spares in the proposed rule, no compliance time associated with the spares, and no parts installation prohibition paragraph. We agree to clarify. This AD applies only to the airplanes specified in the applicability, which includes Boeing Model 787–8 and 787–9 airplanes, certificated in any category, as identified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin B787–81205–SB300019–00, Issue 002, dated April 20, 2018. Modification of spare parts is not required by this AD because operators must maintain affected airplanes in the required configuration. The FAA is not mandating action on spare parts, but an operator that wants to use those parts and not discard them must do the modification using the component service information. In addition, the existing spare parts cannot be installed after the accomplishment of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin B787–81205– SB300019–00, Issue 001, dated March 22, 2017, because the electrical connectors are different due to the modifications in the component service information and the airplane service information. We have not changed this AD in this regard. E:\FR\FM\15AUR1.SGM 15AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 158 (Wednesday, August 15, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 40438-40443]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-17482]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2018-0709; Product Identifier 2018-NM-100-AD; Amendment 
39-19359; AD 2018-17-05]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

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ACTION: Final rule; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all 
Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. This AD was prompted by 
reports that electro-hydrostatic actuators (EHAs), installed on the 
inboard ailerons, elevators, and rudder, had degraded insulation 
resistance in the direct drive solenoid valve (DDSOV), due to incorrect 
sealing application. This AD requires a check of the insulation 
resistance of the DDSOV of each affected EHA and applicable corrective 
actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on 
these products.

DATES: This AD becomes effective August 30, 2018.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of August 30, 
2018.
    We must receive comments on this AD by October 1, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 
11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
     Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    For Airbus SAS service information identified in this final rule, 
contact Airbus SAS, Airworthiness Office--EAL, Rond-Point Emile 
Dewoitine No: 2, 31700 Blagnac Cedex, France; phone: +33 5 61 93 36 96; 
fax: +33 5 61 93 45 80; email: [email protected]; 
internet: http://www.airbus.com. For Moog Aircraft Group service 
information identified in this final rule, contact Moog Aircraft Group, 
Plant 4, 160 Jamison Road, East Aurora, NY 14052-0018; phone: 716-652-
2000; email: [email protected]; internet: http://www.moog.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-2018-0709.

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-
0709; or in person at the Docket Operations office between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket 
contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and 
other information. The street address for the Docket Operations office 
(phone: 800-647-5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be 
available in the AD docket shortly after receipt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen Arrigotti, Aerospace 
Engineer, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, 2200 
South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; phone and fax: 206-231-3218.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Discussion

    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical 
Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA AD 
2018-0141, dated July 3, 2018 (referred to after this as the Mandatory 
Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ``the MCAI''), to correct an 
unsafe condition for all Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. 
The MCAI states:

    Occurrences were reported of EHA units that were returned to the 
manufacturer (MOOG Aircraft Group) with degraded insulation 
resistance in the direct drive solenoid valve (DDSOV). Investigation 
results revealed that moisture ingress, due to incorrect sealing 
application, had caused this degradation.
    This condition, if not detected and corrected, could lead to the 
DDSOV being unable to command or maintain the EHA in active mode, 
possibly resulting in reduced control of the aeroplane.
    Due to similarity of design, all five EHA positions could be 
affected, inboard aileron EHAs (Functional Item Number (FIN) 4CR1 
and FIN 4CR2), elevator EHAs (FIN 2CT1 and FIN 2CT2) and the rudder 
EHA (FIN 3CY). Prompted by these findings, MOOG Aircraft Group 
improved the manufacturing process to ensure adequate sealing 
capability of the DDSOV and issued the applicable SB [MOOG Aircraft 
Group Service Bulletins CA67001-27-05; CA67006-27-04; and CA67008-
27-04] providing a screening procedure. To address this potential 
unsafe condition, Airbus issued the AOT [Alert Operators 
Transmission A27P009-16] and the Airbus SB [Service Bulletin A350-
27-P020], providing instructions to restore the EHA to nominal 
performance.
    For the reasons described above, this [EASA] AD requires a one-
time insulation check of each affected EHA, and, depending on 
findings, accomplishment of applicable corrective action(s).

    Corrective actions include replacing or reidentifying affected 
EHAs. You may examine the MCAI on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2018-
0709.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    Airbus SAS has issued Service Bulletin A350-27-P020, dated February 
22, 2018. This service information describes procedures for an 
insulation resistance check (detailed inspection) of the DDSOV of each 
affected EHA and applicable corrective actions.
    Moog Aircraft Group has issued Service Bulletin CA67001-27-05, 
dated February 21, 2018. This service information identifies affected 
EHAs for certain inboard ailerons and describes, among other actions, 
procedures for applicable corrective actions.
    Moog Aircraft Group has issued Service Bulletin CA67006-27-04, 
dated February 21, 2018. This service information identifies affected 
EHAs for certain elevators and describes, among other actions, 
procedures for applicable corrective actions.
    Moog Aircraft Group has issued Service Bulletin CA67008-27-04, 
dated February 21, 2018. This service information identifies affected 
EHAs for certain rudders and describes, among other actions, procedures 
for 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.

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 issuing this AD because we 
evaluated all pertinent information and determined the unsafe condition 
exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same 
type design.

Requirements of This AD

    This AD requires accomplishing the actions specified in the service 
information described previously. This AD also requires sending the 
results of the check to AirbusWorld.

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FAA's Determination of the Effective Date

    An unsafe condition exists that requires the immediate adoption of 
this AD. The FAA has found that the risk to the flying public justifies 
waiving notice and comment prior to adoption of this rule because the 
insulation resistance in the DDSOV can degrade to unsafe levels within 
three months, which could lead to the DDSOV being unable to command or 
maintain the EHA in active mode, possibly resulting in reduced control 
of the airplane. Therefore, we determined that notice and opportunity 
for public comment before issuing this AD are impracticable and that, 
for the same reason, good cause exists for making this amendment 
effective in fewer than 30 days.

Comments Invited

    This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight 
safety, and we did not precede it by notice and opportunity for public 
comment. We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this AD. Send your comments to an address listed under 
the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2018-0709; Product 
Identifier 2018-NM-100-AD'' at the beginning of your comments. We 
specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, 
environmental, and energy aspects of this AD. We will consider all 
comments received by the closing date and may amend this AD based on 
those comments.
    We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We 
will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we 
receive about this AD.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD affects 11 airplanes of U.S. registry. We 
estimate the following costs to comply with this AD:

                                      Estimated Costs for Required Actions
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              Labor cost                  Parts cost         Cost per product          Cost on U.S. operators
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Up to 24 work-hours x $85 per hour =                $0  Up to $2,040.............  Up to $22,440.
 Up to $2,040.
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    We estimate the following costs to do any necessary on-condition 
actions that would be required based on the results of any required 
actions. We have no way of determining the number of aircraft that 
might need these on-condition actions:

                 Estimated Costs of On-Condition Actions
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          Labor cost                Parts cost        Cost per product
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Up to 30 work-hours x $85 per   Up to $518,314...  Up to $520,864.
 hour = Up to $2,550.
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    We estimate that it would take about 1 work-hour per product to 
comply with the reporting requirement in this AD. The average labor 
rate is $85 per hour. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of 
reporting the check results on U.S. operators to be $85 per product.
    According to the manufacturer, some or all of the costs of this 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.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    A federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not 
required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to penalty for 
failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the 
requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection of 
information displays a current valid OMB control number. The control 
number for the collection of information required by this AD is 2120-
0056. The paperwork cost associated with this AD has been detailed in 
the Costs of Compliance section of this document and includes time for 
reviewing instructions, as well as completing and reviewing the 
collection of information. Therefore, all reporting associated with 
this AD is mandatory. Comments concerning the accuracy of this burden 
and suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to the FAA 
at 800 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20591, ATTN: Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, AES-200.

Authority for This Rulemaking

    Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA's authority to 
issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the 
authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII: Aviation Programs, 
describes in more detail the scope of the Agency's authority.
    We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in 
Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: ``General 
requirements.'' Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with 
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing 
regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator 
finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within 
the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition 
that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this 
rulemaking action.
    This AD is issued in accordance with authority delegated by the 
Executive Director, Aircraft Certification Service, as authorized by 
FAA Order 8000.51C. In accordance with that order, issuance of ADs is 
normally a function of the Compliance and Airworthiness Division, but 
during this transition period, the Executive Director has delegated the 
authority to issue ADs applicable to transport category airplanes to 
the Director of the System Oversight Division.

Regulatory Findings

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

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    1. Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive Order 
12866;
    2. Is not a ``significant rule'' under the DOT Regulatory Policies 
and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979);
    3. Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska; and
    4. Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or 
negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

    Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by 
reference, Safety.

Adoption of the Amendment

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

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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

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


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

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

2018-17-05 Airbus SAS: Amendment 39-19359; Docket No. FAA-2018-0709; 
Product Identifier 2018-NM-100-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD becomes effective August 30, 2018.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 
airplanes, certificated in any category, all manufacturer serial 
numbers.

(d) Subject

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

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by reports that electro-hydrostatic 
actuators (EHAs), installed on the inboard ailerons, elevators, and 
rudder, had degraded insulation resistance in the direct drive 
solenoid valve (DDSOV), due to incorrect sealing application. We are 
issuing this AD to address this condition, which could lead to the 
DDSOV being unable to command or maintain the EHA in active mode, 
possibly resulting in reduced control of the airplane.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Definitions

    For the purposes of this AD, the definitions specified in 
paragraphs (g)(1), (g)(2), and (g)(3) of this AD apply.
    (1) An affected EHA is an EHA installed on inboard ailerons, 
elevators, and rudder, as listed by part number and serial number in 
the applicable service information specified in paragraphs 
(g)(1)(i), (g)(1)(ii), and (g)(1)(iii) of this AD, except those that 
are paint marked, as specified in the applicable service information 
specified in paragraphs (g)(1)(i), (g)(1)(ii), and (g)(1)(iii) of 
this AD.
    (i) Moog Aircraft Group Service Bulletin CA67001-27-05, dated 
February 21, 2018 (aileron).
    (ii) Moog Aircraft Group Service Bulletin CA67006-27-04, dated 
February 21, 2018 (elevator).
    (iii) Moog Aircraft Group Service Bulletin CA67008-27-04, dated 
February 21, 2018 (rudder).
    (2) A serviceable EHA is an EHA having a part number and serial 
number not listed in the applicable service information specified in 
paragraphs (g)(1)(i), (g)(1)(ii), and (g)(1)(iii) of this AD; or an 
affected EHA having a paint mark as specified in the applicable 
service information specified in paragraphs (g)(1)(i), (g)(1)(ii), 
and (g)(1)(iii) of this AD.
    (3) Group 1 airplanes are those that have an affected EHA 
installed. Group 2 airplanes are those that do not have an affected 
EHA installed.

(h) Initial Insulation Resistance Check

    (1) For Group 1 airplanes, which have not been inspected in 
accordance with the instructions of Airbus Alert Operators 
Transmission (AOT) A27P009-16: Within 3 months after the airplane 
has reached 700 flight hours since airplane first flight, or within 
30 days after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs later, 
accomplish an insulation resistance check (detailed inspection) of 
the DDSOV of each affected EHA, in accordance with the 
Accomplishment Instructions of Airbus Service Bulletin A350-27-P020, 
dated February 22, 2018.
    (2) For Group 1 airplanes, which have been inspected in 
accordance with the instructions of Airbus AOT A27P009-16: Within 3 
months after the airplane has reached 36 months since airplane first 
flight, or within 3 months after the effective date of this AD, 
whichever occurs later, accomplish an insulation resistance check of 
the DDSOV of each affected EHA, in accordance with the 
Accomplishment Instructions of Airbus Service Bulletin A350-27-P020, 
dated February 22, 2018.

(i) Additional Check and Corrective Action

    (1) If during the check required by paragraph (h)(1) of this AD, 
the measured insulation resistance is 15 Megohms (MOhms) or less, 
before next flight, replace the affected EHA with a serviceable EHA, 
in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Airbus Service 
Bulletin A350-27-P020, dated February 22, 2018.
    (2) If during the check required by paragraph (h)(1) of this AD, 
the measured insulation resistance is more than 15 MOhms, within 3 
months after the airplane has reached 36 months since airplane first 
flight, or within 3 months after the effective date of this AD, 
whichever occurs later, accomplish an insulation resistance check of 
the DDSOV of each affected EHA, in accordance with the 
Accomplishment Instructions of Airbus Service Bulletin A350-27-P020, 
dated February 22, 2018.
    (3) Depending on measured resistance result of the check 
required by paragraph (h)(2) or (i)(2) of this AD, within the 
applicable compliance time defined in figure 1 to paragraph (i)(3) 
of this AD, accomplish the applicable corrective action(s) defined 
in figure 1 to paragraph (i)(3) of this AD, in accordance with the 
Accomplishment Instructions of Airbus Service Bulletin A350-27-P020, 
dated February 22, 2018; or the applicable service information 
specified in paragraphs (g)(1)(i), (g)(1)(ii), and (g)(1)(iii) of 
this AD.

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(j) Reporting

    For each check required by paragraph (h)(2) or (i)(2) of this 
AD: Within 30 days after each check required by paragraph (h)(2) or 
(i)(2) of this AD or within 30 days after the effective date of this 
AD, whichever occurs later, report the results, including no 
findings, using the online reporting application in AirbusWorld, as 
specified in Appendix A. ``Inspection Report'' of Airbus Service 
Bulletin A350-27-P020, dated February 22, 2018.

(k) Parts Installation Prohibition

    For Group 1 and Group 2 airplanes: From the effective date of 
this AD, no person may install an affected EHA on any airplane.

(l) Paperwork Reduction Act Burden Statement

    A federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not 
required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty 
for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to 
the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that 
collection of information displays a current valid OMB Control 
Number. The OMB Control Number for this information collection is 
2120-0056. Public reporting for this collection of information is 
estimated to be approximately 1 hour per response, including the 
time for reviewing instructions, completing and reviewing the 
collection of information. All responses to this collection of 
information are mandatory. Comments concerning the accuracy of this 
burden and suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to 
the FAA at: 800 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20591, Attn: 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, AES-200.

(m) 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 (n)(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 Airbus SAS's EASA Design Organization 
Approval (DOA). If approved by the DOA, the approval must include 
the DOA-authorized signature.
    (3) Required for Compliance (RC): If any service information 
contains procedures or tests that are identified as RC, those 
procedures and tests must be done to comply with this AD; any 
procedures or tests that are not identified as RC are recommended. 
Those procedures and tests that are not identified as RC may be 
deviated from using accepted methods in accordance with the 
operator's maintenance or inspection program without obtaining 
approval of an AMOC, provided the procedures and tests identified as 
RC can be done and the airplane can be put back in an airworthy 
condition. Any substitutions or changes to procedures or tests 
identified as RC require approval of an AMOC.

(n) Related Information

    (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information 
(MCAI) EASA AD 2018-0141, dated July 3, 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-2018-0709.
    (2) For more information about this AD, contact Kathleen 
Arrigotti, Aerospace Engineer, International Section, Transport 
Standards Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; 
phone and fax: 206-231-3218.

(o) 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) Airbus SAS Service Bulletin A350-27-P020, dated February 22, 
2018.
    (ii) Moog Aircraft Group Service Bulletin CA67001-27-05, dated 
February 21, 2018.
    (iii) Moog Aircraft Group Service Bulletin CA67006-27-04, dated 
February 21, 2018.
    (iv) Moog Aircraft Group Service Bulletin CA67008-27-04, dated 
February 21, 2018.
    (3) For Airbus SAS service information identified in this AD, 
contact Airbus SAS, Airworthiness Office--EAL, Rond-Point Emile 
Dewoitine No: 2, 31700 Blagnac Cedex, France; phone: +33 5 61 93 36 
96; fax: +33 5 61 93 45 80; email: [email protected]; internet: http://www.airbus.com.
    (4) For Moog Aircraft Group service information identified in 
this AD, contact Moog Aircraft Group, Plant 4, 160 Jamison Road, 
East Aurora, NY 14052-0018; phone: 716-652-2000; email: 
[email protected]; internet: http://www.moog.com.
    (5) 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.
    (6) You may view this service information that is incorporated 
by reference at the National Archives and Records

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Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this 
material at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

    Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on August 5, 2018.
Michael Kaszycki,
Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
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