Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes, 40445-40451 [2018-17483]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 158 / Wednesday, August 15, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Service Bulletin B787–81205–SB300019–00, Issue 001, dated March 22, 2017, in conjunction with Boeing Information Notice B787–A–30–00–0019–02A–931E–D, Issue 001, dated December 15, 2017. 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): ■ 2018–17–03 The Boeing Company: Amendment 39–19357; Docket No. FAA–2017–1022; Product Identifier 2017–NM–098–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective September 19, 2018. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to The Boeing Company 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. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 30, Ice/Rain protection system wiring. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by reports of failures of the Cabin Air Compressor (CAC) inlet ice protection system (CIPS) inlet lip heater assemblies due to chafing of the CIPS inlet lip heater wire harness against adjacent structures. 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. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES (g) Required Actions Within 36 months after the effective date of this AD, do all applicable actions identified as ‘‘RC’’ (required for compliance) in, and in accordance with, the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin B787–81205–SB300019–00, Issue 002, dated April 20, 2018. (h) Credit for Previous Actions (1) This paragraph provides credit for the actions specified in paragraph (g) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Boeing Alert Service Bulletin B787–81205–SB300019–00, Issue 001, dated March 22, 2017. (2) This paragraph provides credit for the actions specified in paragraph (g) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Boeing Alert VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Aug 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 (i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Seattle ACO Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the certification office, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (j) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANMSeattle-ACO-AMOC-Requests@faa.gov. (2) 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. (3) An AMOC that provides an acceptable level of safety may be used for any repair, modification, or alteration required by this AD if it is approved by the Boeing Commercial Airplanes Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) that has been authorized by the Manager, Seattle ACO Branch, to make those findings. To be approved, the repair method, modification deviation, or alteration deviation must meet the certification basis of the airplane, and the approval must specifically refer to this AD. (4) For service information that contains steps that are labeled as RC, the provisions of paragraphs (i)(4)(i) and (i)(4)(ii) of this AD apply. (i) The steps labeled as RC, including substeps under an RC step and any figures identified in an RC step, must be done to comply with the AD. If a step or substep is labeled ‘‘RC Exempt,’’ then the RC requirement is removed from that step or substep. An AMOC is required for any deviations to RC steps, including substeps and identified figures. (ii) Steps not labeled as RC may be deviated from using accepted methods in accordance with the operator’s maintenance or inspection program without obtaining approval of an AMOC, provided the RC steps, including substeps and identified figures, can still be done as specified, and the airplane can be put back in an airworthy condition. (j) Related Information For more information about this AD, contact Joe Salemeh, Aerospace Engineer, Systems and Equipment Section, FAA, Seattle ACO Branch, 2200 South 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198; phone and fax: 206–231–3536; email: joe.salameh@ faa.gov. (k) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 40445 (i) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin B787– 81205–SB300019–00, Issue 002, dated April 20, 2018. (ii) Reserved. (3) For Boeing service information identified in this AD, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Contractual & Data Services (C&DS), 2600 Westminster Blvd., MC 110–SK57, Seal Beach, CA 90740–5600; telephone 562–797– 1717; internet https://www.myboeingfleet. com. (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206–231–3195. (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http://www.archives. gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html. Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on August 5, 2018. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2018–17481 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–2018–0028; Product Identifier 2017–NM–143–AD; Amendment 39–19356; AD 2018–17–02] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL–600–1A11 (600), CL–600–2A12 (601), and CL–600– 2B16 (601–3A, 601–3R, and 604 Variants) airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that the safe life limits of the horizontal stabilizer trim actuator (HSTA) attachment pins and trunnions were not listed in certain airworthiness limitations (AWLs) and that the HSTA attachment pins and trunnions were not serialized. This AD requires revision of the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to include the latest revision of the AWLs, serialization of the HSTA attachment pins and trunnions, and repair or replacement of damaged HSTA attachment pins and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15AUR1.SGM 15AUR1 40446 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 158 / Wednesday, August 15, 2018 / Rules and Regulations trunnions. 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 certain publications listed in this AD as of September 19, 2018. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, contact ˆ Bombardier, Inc., 400 Cote-Vertu Road ´ West, Dorval, Quebec H4S 1Y9, Canada; Widebody Customer Response Center North America toll-free telephone 1– 866–538–1247 or direct-dial telephone 1–514–855–2999; fax 514–855–7401; email ac.yul@aero.bombardier.com; internet http://www.bombardier.com. You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 2200 South 216th St., 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– 0028. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2018– 0028; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Office (telephone 800–647– 5527) is Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aziz Ahmed, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe and Mechanical Systems Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7239; fax 516–794–5531; email 9-avs-nyaco-cos@ 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 Bombardier, Inc., Model CL–600–1A11 (600), CL–600–2A12 (601), and CL–600–2B16 (601–3A, 601– 3R, and 604 Variants) airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Aug 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 Register on February 8, 2018 (83 FR 5587) (‘‘the NPRM’’). The NPRM was prompted by a determination that the safe life limits of the HSTA attachment pins and trunnions were not listed in certain AWLs and that the HSTA attachment pins and trunnions were not serialized. The NPRM proposed to require revision of the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to include the latest revision of the AWLs, serialization of the HSTA attachment pins and trunnions, and repair or replacement of damaged HSTA attachment pins and trunnions. We are issuing this AD to address failure of the HSTA attachment pins and trunnions, which could lead to a disconnect of the horizontal stabilizer and subsequent loss of the airplane. Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation authority for Canada, has issued Canadian AD CF–2017–24, dated July 12, 2017 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL–600–1A11 (600), CL–600– 2A12 (601), and CL–600–2B16 (601–3A, 601–3R, and 604 Variants) airplanes. The MCAI states: During a review of the Horizontal Stabilizer Trim Actuator (HSTA) system, it was discovered that the safe life limits of the HSTA attachment pins and trunnions were not listed in the Airworthiness Limitation (AWL) Section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness. Also, the HSTA attachment pins and trunnions were not serialized making it impossible to keep accurate records of the life of these parts. Failure of these pins and trunnions could lead to a disconnect of the horizontal stabilizer and subsequent loss of the aeroplane. This [Canadian] AD mandates the incorporation of AWL tasks into the maintenance schedule and serialization of HSTA attachment pins and trunnions. Some aircraft require AWL tasks and serialization of the attachment pins only, while others require AWL tasks and serialization of the trunnions and attachment pins [and repair or replacement if damaged (including linear scratches, pits, spalling, dents, or surface texture variations)]. 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– 0028. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. The following presents the comments received on the NPRM and the FAA’s response to each comment. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Request To Allow Using Later Revisions of the Service Information NetJets requested that paragraph (h) of the proposed AD be revised to specify the latest time limits/maintenance checks (TLMC) revisions. NetJets noted that some of the TLMC documents referenced in the proposed AD have been revised. NetJets also requested that we revise the proposed AD so that operators can use later approved revisions of the TLMC documents to show compliance without requesting an alternative method of compliance (AMOC). We partially agree with the commenter’s request. In this circumstance, the specific tasks required by this AD have not changed in the latest available service information from the earlier revisions of the service information specified in the NPRM. We have therefore revised this AD to refer to the latest available service information and revised paragraph (k) of this AD to provide credit for actions done using earlier revisions of certain service information. However, we may not refer to any document that does not yet exist. In general terms, we are required by Office of the Federal Register (OFR) regulations to either publish the service document contents as part of the actual AD language; or submit the service document to the OFR for approval as ‘‘referenced’’ material, in which case we may only refer to such material in the text of an AD. The AD may refer to the service document only if the OFR approved it for ‘‘incorporation by reference.’’ See 1 CFR part 51. To allow operators to use later revisions of the referenced document (issued after publication of the AD), either we must revise the AD to reference specific later revisions, or operators must request approval to use later revisions as an AMOC with this AD under the provisions of paragraph (m)(1) of this AD. We cannot reference a specific revision not yet in existence so the only option is to request an AMOC. Request To Use a Service Bulletin Instead of a TLMC Disney Aviation Group requested that the proposed AD be revised to use actions in a service bulletin instead of the TLMC for any required inspections. The commenter noted that most operators have an electronic subscription that automatically gives them the newest revision of the TLMC documents. The commenter stated that since the TLMCs have been updated since the draft AD was issued, operators E:\FR\FM\15AUR1.SGM 15AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 158 / Wednesday, August 15, 2018 / Rules and Regulations will not be able to comply with the AD, and will have to request an AMOC. The commenter noted that service bulletins are not revised as often as TLMC documents, and when they are updated they are not superseded by future revisions. The commenter pointed out that other manufacturers issue service bulletins with similar requirements and the related ADs require those service bulletins. We disagree with the commenter’s request. As noted previously, we have revised this AD to refer to the latest available TLMC documents. We cannot, however, mandate how a given manufacturer makes their service information available. Since Bombardier, Inc. has chosen to provide the TLMCs in a separate document, rather than a service bulletin, that is what operators must use to show compliance with this AD. We have therefore not changed this AD in this regard. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES Conclusion We reviewed the relevant data, considered the comments received, and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting this AD with the changes described previously and minor editorial changes. We have determined that these minor changes: • Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM for correcting the unsafe condition; and • Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already proposed in the NPRM. We also determined that these changes will not increase the economic burden on any operator or increase the scope of this AD. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 Bombardier has issued the following service information. The following service information describes procedures for serializing the HSTA attachment pins and trunnions. These documents are distinct since they apply to different airplane models in different configurations. • Bombardier Service Bulletin 600– 0760, Revision 01, dated April 21, 2017. • Bombardier Service Bulletin 601– 0626, Revision 01, dated April 21, 2017. • Bombardier Service Bulletin 604– 27–034, Revision 01, dated April 21, 2017. • Bombardier Service Bulletin 605– 27–005, Revision 01, dated April 21, 2017. The following service information identifies airworthiness limitation tasks for revising the life limits for HSTA attachment pins and trunnions. These VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Aug 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 documents are distinct since they apply to different airplane models in different configurations. • Section 5–10–10, ‘‘Time Limits (Structural),’’ of Section 5–10–00, ‘‘Airworthiness Limitations,’’ of Bombardier Challenger 600 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Publication No. PSP 605, Revision 39, dated January 8, 2018. • Section 5–10–10, ‘‘Time Limits (Structural)—Pre SB 601–0280,’’ of Section 5–10–00, ‘‘Airworthiness Limitations,’’ of Bombardier Challenger 601 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Publication No. PSP 601–5, Revision 46, dated January 8, 2018. • Section 5–10–11, ‘‘Time Limits (Structural)—Post SB 601–0280,’’ of Section 5–10–00, ‘‘Airworthiness Limitations,’’ of Bombardier Challenger 601 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Publication No. PSP 601–5, Revision 46, dated January 8, 2018. • Section 5–10–12, ‘‘Time Limits (Structural)—Post SB 601–0360,’’ of Section 5–10–00, ‘‘Airworthiness Limitations,’’ of Bombardier Challenger 601 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Publication No. PSP 601–5, Revision 46, dated January 8, 2018. • Section 5–10–10, ‘‘Time Limits (Structural),’’ of Section 5–10–00, ‘‘Airworthiness Limitations,’’ of Bombardier Challenger 601 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Publication No. PSP 601A–5, Revision 42, dated January 8, 2018. • Section 5–10–11, ‘‘Time Limits (Structural),’’ of Section 5–10–00, ‘‘Airworthiness Limitations,’’ of Bombardier Challenger 601 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Publication No. PSP 601A–5, Revision 42, dated January 8, 2018. • Section 5–10–12, ‘‘Time Limits (Structural),’’ of Section 5–10–00, ‘‘Airworthiness Limitations,’’ of Bombardier Challenger 601 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Publication No. PSP 601A–5, Revision 42, dated January 8, 2018. The following service information describes life limits for certain HSTA attachment pins and trunnion supports. These documents are distinct since they apply to different airplane models in different configurations. • Section 5–10–10, ‘‘Life Limits (Structures),’’ of Bombardier Challenger 604 CL–604 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Part 2 Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 30, dated December 4, 2017. This service information describes, among other tasks: Task 27–42–01–108, ‘‘Discard of the Horizontal-Stabilizer Trim-Actuator (HSTA) Trunnion Support; Part No. 601R92386–1/–3;’’ and Task 27–42–01– PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 40447 112, ‘‘Discard of the HorizontalStabilizer Trim-Actuator (HSTA) Upper and Lower Attachment Pins; Upper Pin Part No. 600–92384–5/–7 or 601R92310–1/–3 and Lower Pin Part No. 600–92383–5/–7 or 601R92309–1/– 3.’’ • Section 5–10–10, ‘‘Life Limits (Structures),’’ of Bombardier Challenger 605 CL–605 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Part 2 Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 18, dated December 4, 2017. This service information describes, among other tasks: Task 27–42–01–108, ‘‘Discard of the Horizontal-Stabilizer Trim-Actuator (HSTA) Trunnion Support; Part No. 601R92386–1/–3;’’ and Task 27–42–01– 112, ‘‘Discard of the HorizontalStabilizer Trim-Actuator (HSTA) Upper and Lower Attachment Pins; Upper Pin Part No. 600–92384–5/–7 or 601R92310–1/–3 and Lower Pin Part No. 600–92383–5/–7 or 601R92309–1/ –3.’’ • Section 5–10–10, ‘‘Life Limits (Structures),’’ of Bombardier Challenger 650 CL–650 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Part 2 Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 5, dated December 4, 2017. This service information describes, among other tasks: Task 27– 42–01–108, ‘‘Discard of the HorizontalStabilizer Trim-Actuator (HSTA) Trunnion Support; Part No. 601R92386– 1/–3;’’ and Task 27–42–01–112, ‘‘Discard of the Horizontal-Stabilizer Trim-Actuator (HSTA) Upper and Lower Attachment Pins; Upper Pin Part No. 600–92384–5/–7 or 601R92310–1/– 3 and Lower Pin Part No. 600–92383– 5/–7 or 601R92309–1/–3.’’ The following service information describes procedures for identifying damage to HSTA attachment pins and trunnions, and repair or replacement instructions. These documents are distinct since they apply to different airplane models in different configurations. • Bombardier Repair Engineering Order (REO) 600–27–42–002, ‘‘General Repair—HSTA Upper and Lower Pins,’’ dated December 15, 2016. • Bombardier Repair Engineering Order (REO) 604–27–42–011, ‘‘General Repair—HSTA Trunnion P/N 601R92386–1/–3,’’ dated December 15, 2016. • Bombardier Repair Engineering Order (REO) 604–27–42–012, ‘‘General Repair—HSTA Upper and Lower Pins,’’ dated December 15, 2016. 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. E:\FR\FM\15AUR1.SGM 15AUR1 40448 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 158 / Wednesday, August 15, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Costs of Compliance the following costs to comply with this AD: We estimate that this AD affects 137 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate ESTIMATED COSTS FOR REQUIRED ACTIONS Action Labor cost Serialization ............... Up to 20 work-hours × $85 per hour = Up to $1,700 ................... We have determined that revising the maintenance or inspection program takes an average of 90 work-hours per operator, although we recognize that this number may vary from operator to operator. In the past, we have estimated that this action takes 1 work-hour per airplane. Since operators incorporate maintenance or inspection program changes for their affected fleet(s), we have determined that a per-operator estimate is more accurate than a perairplane estimate. Therefore, we estimate the total cost per operator to be $7,650 (90 work-hours × $85 per workhour). We have received no definitive data that would enable us to provide cost estimates for the on-condition actions specified in this AD. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Aug 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 Cost per product Parts cost $449 Cost on U.S. operators Up to $2,149 .... Up to $294,413. airplanes to the Director of the System Oversight Division. (b) Affected ADs None. Regulatory Findings (c) Applicability This AD applies to the Bombardier, Inc., airplanes identified in paragraphs (c)(1) through (c)(4) of this AD, certificated in any category. (1) Model CL–600–1A11 (600) airplanes, serial numbers 1002 and 1004 through 1085 inclusive. (2) Model CL–600–2A12 (601) airplanes, serial numbers 3001 through 3066 inclusive. (3) Model CL–600–2B16 (601–3A and 601– 3R Variants) airplanes, serial numbers 5001 through 5194 inclusive. (4) Model CL–600–2B16 (604 Variant) airplanes, serial numbers 5301 through 5665 inclusive, 5701 through 5990 inclusive, and 6050 and subsequent. We determined that this AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD: 1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979), 3. Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and 4. Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 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): ■ 2018–17–02 Bombardier, Inc.: Amendment 39–19356; Docket No. FAA–2018–0028; Product Identifier 2017–NM–143–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective September 19, 2018. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 27, Flight controls. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by a determination that the safe life limits of the horizontal stabilizer trim actuator (HSTA) attachment pins and trunnions were not listed in certain airworthiness limitations (AWLs) and that the HSTA attachment pins and trunnions were not serialized. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the HSTA attachment pins and trunnions, which could lead to a disconnect of the horizontal stabilizer and subsequent loss of the airplane. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Maintenance or Inspection Program Revision for Model CL–600–1A11 (600), Model CL–600–2A12 (601), and Model CL– 600–2B16 (601–3A and 601–3R Variants) Airplanes For airplanes identified in paragraphs (c)(1), (c)(2), and (c)(3) of this AD: Within 60 days after the effective date of this AD, revise the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate the life limit AWL tasks identified in table 1 to paragraph (g) of this AD, as specified in the applicable service information identified in paragraph (g)(1), (g)(2), or (g)(3) of this AD. The initial compliance time is within 500 flight cycles of the effective date of this AD, or at the applicable time (in terms of landings) specified in the applicable AWL task identified in table 1 to paragraph (g) of this AD, whichever occurs later. E:\FR\FM\15AUR1.SGM 15AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 158 / Wednesday, August 15, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 40449 Challenger 601 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Publication No. PSP 601–5, Revision 46, dated January 8, 2018. (i) Section 5–10–10, ‘‘Time Limits (Structural)—Pre SB 601¥0280.’’ (ii) Section 5–10–11, ‘‘Time Limits (Structural)—Post SB 601¥0280.’’ (iii) Section 5–10–12, ‘‘Time Limits (Structural)—Post SB 601¥0360.’’ (3) For Model CL–600–2B16 (601–3A and 601–3R Variants) airplanes, the applicable task specified in paragraph (g)(3)(i), (g)(3)(ii), or (g)(3)(iii) of this AD, as identified in Section 5–10–00, ‘‘Airworthiness Limitations,’’ of Bombardier Challenger 601 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Publication No. PSP 601A–5, Revision 42, dated January 8, 2018. (i) Section 5–10–10, ‘‘Time Limits (Structural).’’ (ii) Section 5–10–11, ‘‘Time Limits (Structural).’’ (iii) Section 5–10–12, ‘‘Time Limits (Structural).’’ (h) Maintenance or Inspection Program Revision for Model CL–600–2B16 (604 Variant) Airplanes For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(4) of this AD: Within 60 days after the effective date of this AD, revise the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new life limit AWL Task 27–42– 01–108, ‘‘Discard of the Horizontal-Stabilizer Trim-Actuator (HSTA) Trunnion Support; Part No. 601R92386–1/–3,’’ and Task 27–42– 01–112, ‘‘Discard of the Horizontal-Stabilizer Trim-Actuator (HSTA) Upper and Lower Attachment Pins; Upper Pin Part No. 600– 92384–5/–7 or 601R92310–1/–3 and Lower Pin Part No. 600–92383–5/–7 or 601R92309– 1/–3,’’ as specified in the applicable time limits maintenance checks (TLMC) manuals identified in paragraphs (h)(1), (h)(2), and (h)(3) of this AD. The initial compliance time is within 500 flight cycles after the effective date of this AD, or at the applicable time specified in the applicable AWL task, whichever occurs later. (1) For airplanes having serial numbers 5301 through 5665 inclusive: Section 5–10– 10, ‘‘Life Limits (Structures),’’ of Bombardier Challenger 604 CL–604 Time Limits/ Maintenance Checks, Part 2 Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 30, dated December 4, 2017. (2) For airplanes having serial numbers 5701 through 5990 inclusive: Section 5–10– 10, ‘‘Life Limits (Structures),’’ of Bombardier Challenger 605 CL–605 Time Limits/ Maintenance Checks, Part 2 Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 18, dated December 4, 2017. (3) For airplanes having serial numbers 6050 and subsequent: Section 5–10–10, ‘‘Life Limits (Structures),’’ of Bombardier Challenger 650 CL–650 Time Limits/ Maintenance Checks, Part 2 Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 5, dated December 4, 2017. paragraph (i)(1), (i)(2), or (i)(3) of this AD; or using a method approved by the Manager, New York ACO Branch, FAA; or Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA); or Bombardier, Inc.’s TCCA Design Approval Organization (DAO). If approved by the DAO, the approval must include the DAOauthorized signature. If the damaged HSTA trunnion or attachment pin cannot be repaired in accordance with the applicable service information specified in paragraph (i)(1), (i)(2), or (i)(3) of this AD: Before further flight, replace the damaged HSTA trunnion or attachment pin with a serviceable serialized HSTA trunnion or attachment pin, in accordance with the applicable service information specified in table 2 to paragraph (i) of this AD. (1) Bombardier Repair Engineering Order (REO) 600–27–42–002, ‘‘General Repair— HSTA Upper and Lower Pins,’’ dated December 15, 2016. (2) Bombardier Repair Engineering Order (REO) 604–27–42–011, ‘‘General Repair— HSTA Trunnion P/N 601R92386–1/–3,’’ dated December 15, 2016. (3) Bombardier Repair Engineering Order (REO) 604–27–42–012, ‘‘General Repair— HSTA Upper and Lower Pins,’’ dated December 15, 2016. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Aug 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 (i) Serialization of HSTA Attachment Pins and Trunnions For airplanes identified in table 2 to paragraph (i) of this AD: Within 48 months after the effective date of this AD, or prior to performing a maintenance task required by paragraph (g) or (h) of this AD, as applicable, whichever occurs first, do a general visual inspection for damage (including linear scratches, pits, spalling, dents, or surface texture variations), and add serial numbers to the HSTA trunnions, lower attachment pin, and upper attachment pin, as applicable, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of the applicable service information specified in table 2 to paragraph (i) of this AD. If any damage to the HSTA trunnions or attachment pins is found, repair the damage in accordance with the applicable service information specified in PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 BILLING CODE 4910–13–P E:\FR\FM\15AUR1.SGM 15AUR1 ER15AU18.002</GPH> daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES (1) For Model CL–600–1A11 (600) airplanes, Section 5–10–10, ‘‘Time Limits (Structural),’’ of Section 5–10–00, ‘‘Airworthiness Limitations,’’ of Bombardier Challenger 600 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Publication No. PSP 605, Revision 39, dated January 8, 2018. (2) For Model CL–600–2A12 (601) airplanes, the applicable task specified in paragraph (g)(2)(i), (g)(2)(ii), or (g)(2)(iii) of this AD, as identified in Section 5–10–00, ‘‘Airworthiness Limitations,’’ of Bombardier Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 158 / Wednesday, August 15, 2018 / Rules and Regulations BILLING CODE 4910–13–C daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES (j) No Alternative Actions or Intervals After the maintenance or inspection program has been revised as required by paragraph (g) or (h) of this AD, no alternative actions (e.g., inspections) or intervals may be used unless the actions or intervals are approved as an alternative method of compliance (AMOC) in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (m)(1) of this AD. (k) Credit for Previous Actions (1) This paragraph provides credit for actions required by paragraph (g) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using the service information specified in paragraph (k)(1)(i), (k)(1)(ii), or (k)(1)(iii) of this AD, as applicable. (i) Section 5–10–10, ‘‘Time Limits (Structural),’’ of Section 5–10–00, ‘‘Airworthiness Limitations,’’ of Bombardier Challenger 600 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Publication No. PSP 605, Revision 38, dated March 28, 2017. (ii) Section 5–10–10, ‘‘Time Limits (Structural)—Pre SB 601–0280,’’ of Section 5–10–00, ‘‘Airworthiness Limitations,’’ of Bombardier Challenger 601 Time Limits/ Maintenance Checks, Publication No. PSP 601–5, Revision 45, dated March 28, 2017. (iii) Section 5–10–11, ‘‘Time Limits (Structural)—Post SB 601–0280,’’ of Section VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Aug 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 5–10–00, ‘‘Airworthiness Limitations,’’ of Bombardier Challenger 601 Time Limits/ Maintenance Checks, Publication No. PSP 601–5, Revision 45, dated March 28, 2017. (iv) Section 5–10–12, ‘‘Time Limits (Structural)—Post SB 601–0360,’’ of Section 5–10–00, ‘‘Airworthiness Limitations,’’ of Bombardier Challenger 601 Time Limits/ Maintenance Checks, Publication No. PSP 601–5, Revision 45, dated March 28, 2017. (v) Section 5–10–10, ‘‘Time Limits (Structural),’’ of Section 5–10–00, ‘‘Airworthiness Limitations,’’ of Bombardier Challenger 601 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Publication No. PSP 601A–5, Revision 41, dated March 28, 2017. (vi) Section 5–10–11, ‘‘Time Limits (Structural),’’ of Section 5–10–00, ‘‘Airworthiness Limitations,’’ of Bombardier Challenger 601 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Publication No. PSP 601A–5, Revision 41, dated March 28, 2017. (vii) Section 5–10–12, ‘‘Time Limits (Structural),’’ of Section 5–10–00, ‘‘Airworthiness Limitations,’’ of Bombardier Challenger 601 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Publication No. PSP 601A–5, Revision 41, dated March 28, 2017. (2) This paragraph provides credit for actions required by paragraph (h) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using the service information specified in paragraph (k)(2)(i), PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (k)(2)(ii), or (k)(2)(iii) of this AD, as applicable. (i) Section 5–10–10, ‘‘Life Limits (Structures),’’ of Bombardier Challenger 604 CL–604 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Part 2 Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 29, dated June 16, 2017. (ii) Section 5–10–10, ‘‘Life Limits (Structures),’’ of Bombardier Challenger 605 CL–605 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Part 2 Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 17, dated June 16, 2017. (iii) Section 5–10–10, ‘‘Life Limits (Structures),’’ of Bombardier Challenger 650 CL–650 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Part 2 Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 4, dated June 16, 2017. (3) This paragraph provides credit for actions required by paragraph (i) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using the service information specified in paragraph (k)(3)(i), (k)(3)(ii), (k)(3)(iii), or (k)(3)(iv) of this AD, as applicable. (i) Bombardier Service Bulletin 600–0760, dated February 25, 2013. (ii) Bombardier Service Bulletin 601–0626, dated February 25, 2013. (iii) Bombardier Service Bulletin 604–27– 034, dated February 25, 2013. (iv) Bombardier Service Bulletin 605–27– 005, dated February 25, 2013. E:\FR\FM\15AUR1.SGM 15AUR1 ER15AU18.003</GPH> 40450 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 158 / Wednesday, August 15, 2018 / Rules and Regulations (l) Parts Installation Limitations (1) As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install, on any airplane, an HSTA attachment pin, unless the pin has a serial number. (2) As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install, on any Bombardier, Inc., Model CL–600–2B16 (604 Variant) airplane with serial number 5301 and subsequent, an HSTA trunnion, unless the HSTA trunnion has a serial number. (m) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New York ACO Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the certification office, send it to ATTN: Program Manager, Continuing Operational Safety, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7300; fax 516–794–5531. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/certificate holding district office. (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, New York ACO Branch, FAA; or TCCA; or Bombardier, Inc.’s TCCA DAO. If approved by the DAO, the approval must include the DAO-authorized signature. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES (n) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) Canadian AD CF–2017–24, dated July 12, 2017, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2018–0028. (2) For more information about this AD, contact Aziz Ahmed, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe and Mechanical Systems Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7239; fax 516–794–5531; email 9-avs-nyaco-cos@faa.gov. (3) Service information identified in this AD that is not incorporated by reference is available at the addresses specified in paragraphs (o)(3) and (o)(4) of this AD. (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) Bombardier Repair Engineering Order (REO) 600–27–42–002, ‘‘General Repair— HSTA Upper and Lower Pins,’’ dated December 15, 2016. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Aug 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 (ii) Bombardier Repair Engineering Order (REO) 604–27–42–011, ‘‘General Repair— HSTA Trunnion P/N 601R92386–1/–3,’’ dated December 15, 2016. (iii) Bombardier Repair Engineering Order (REO) 604–27–42–012, ‘‘General Repair— HSTA Upper and Lower Pins,’’ dated December 15, 2016. (iv) Bombardier Service Bulletin 600–0760, Revision 01, dated April 21, 2017. (v) Bombardier Service Bulletin 601–0626, Revision 01, dated April 21, 2017. (vi) Bombardier Service Bulletin 604–27– 034, Revision 01, dated April 21, 2017. (vii) Bombardier Service Bulletin 605–27– 005, Revision 01, dated April 21, 2017. (viii) Section 5–10–10, ‘‘Time Limits (Structural),’’ of Section 5–10–00, ‘‘Airworthiness Limitations,’’ of Bombardier Challenger 600 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Publication No. PSP 605, Revision 39, dated January 8, 2018. (ix) Section 5–10–00, ‘‘Airworthiness Limitations,’’ of Bombardier Challenger 601 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Publication No. PSP 601–5, Revision 46, dated January 8, 2018. (A) Section 5–10–10, ‘‘Time Limits (Structural)—Pre SB 601–0280.’’ (B) Section 5–10–11, ‘‘Time Limits (Structural)—Post SB 601–0280.’’ (C) Section 5–10–12, ‘‘Time Limits (Structural)—Post SB 601–0360.’’ (x) Section 5–10–00, ‘‘Airworthiness Limitations,’’ of Bombardier Challenger 601 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Publication No. PSP 601A–5, Revision 42, dated January 8, 2018. (A) Section 5–10–10, ‘‘Time Limits (Structural).’’ (B) Section 5–10–11, ‘‘Time Limits (Structural).’’ (C) Section 5–10–12, ‘‘Time Limits (Structural).’’ (xi) Section 5–10–10, ‘‘Life Limits (Structures),’’ of Bombardier Challenger 604 CL–604 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Part 2 Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 30, dated December 4, 2017. (xii) Section 5–10–10, ‘‘Life Limits (Structures),’’ of Bombardier Challenger 605 CL–605 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Part 2 Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 18, dated December 4, 2017. (xiii) Section 5–10–10, ‘‘Life Limits (Structures),’’ of Bombardier Challenger 650 CL–650 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Part 2 Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 5, dated December 4, 2017. (3) For service information identified in ˆ this AD, contact Bombardier, Inc., 400 Cote´ Vertu Road West, Dorval, Quebec H4S 1Y9, Canada; Widebody Customer Response Center North America toll-free telephone 1– 866–538–1247 or direct-dial telephone 1– 514–855–2999; fax 514–855–7401; email ac.yul@aero.bombardier.com; internet http:// www.bombardier.com. (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206–231–3195. (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 40451 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. 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We expect that by making the attorney advisor program permanent, we will be able to continue to reduce the number of pending claims at the hearing level of our administrative review process and provide more timely service to claimants. SUMMARY: This final rule is effective August 15, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Swansiger, Office of Hearings Operations, Social Security Administration, 5107 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041, (703) 605– 8500. For information on eligibility or filing for benefits, call our national tollfree number, 800–772–1213 or TTY 800–325–0778, or visit our internet site, Social Security Online, at http:// www.socialsecurity.gov. DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background of the Attorney Advisor Program Under the attorney advisor program, certain attorney advisors may develop claims and, in appropriate cases, issue E:\FR\FM\15AUR1.SGM 15AUR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2018-0028; Product Identifier 2017-NM-143-AD; Amendment 
39-19356; AD 2018-17-02]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 
Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-1A11 (600), CL-600-2A12 (601), and CL-
600-2B16 (601-3A, 601-3R, and 604 Variants) airplanes. This AD was 
prompted by a determination that the safe life limits of the horizontal 
stabilizer trim actuator (HSTA) attachment pins and trunnions were not 
listed in certain airworthiness limitations (AWLs) and that the HSTA 
attachment pins and trunnions were not serialized. This AD requires 
revision of the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to 
include the latest revision of the AWLs, serialization of the HSTA 
attachment pins and trunnions, and repair or replacement of damaged 
HSTA attachment pins and

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trunnions. 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 certain publications listed in this AD as of September 19, 
2018.

ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, 
contact Bombardier, Inc., 400 C[ocirc]te-Vertu Road West, Dorval, 
Qu[eacute]bec H4S 1Y9, Canada; Widebody Customer Response Center North 
America toll-free telephone 1-866-538-1247 or direct-dial telephone 1-
514-855-2999; fax 514-855-7401; email [email protected]; 
internet http://www.bombardier.com. You may view this referenced 
service information at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 2200 South 
216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this 
material at the FAA, call 206-231-3195. It is also available on the 
internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating 
Docket No. FAA-2018-0028.

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-
0028; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 
5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket 
contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and 
other information. The street address for the Docket Office (telephone 
800-647-5527) is Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aziz Ahmed, Aerospace Engineer, 
Airframe and Mechanical Systems Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 
Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516-228-7239; 
fax 516-794-5531; email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Discussion

    We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR 
part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to certain Bombardier, Inc., 
Model CL-600-1A11 (600), CL-600-2A12 (601), and CL-600-2B16 (601-3A, 
601-3R, and 604 Variants) airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal 
Register on February 8, 2018 (83 FR 5587) (``the NPRM''). The NPRM was 
prompted by a determination that the safe life limits of the HSTA 
attachment pins and trunnions were not listed in certain AWLs and that 
the HSTA attachment pins and trunnions were not serialized. The NPRM 
proposed to require revision of the maintenance or inspection program, 
as applicable, to include the latest revision of the AWLs, 
serialization of the HSTA attachment pins and trunnions, and repair or 
replacement of damaged HSTA attachment pins and trunnions. We are 
issuing this AD to address failure of the HSTA attachment pins and 
trunnions, which could lead to a disconnect of the horizontal 
stabilizer and subsequent loss of the airplane.
    Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation 
authority for Canada, has issued Canadian AD CF-2017-24, dated July 12, 
2017 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness 
Information, or ``the MCAI''), to correct an unsafe condition for 
certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-1A11 (600), CL-600-2A12 (601), 
and CL-600-2B16 (601-3A, 601-3R, and 604 Variants) airplanes. The MCAI 
states:

    During a review of the Horizontal Stabilizer Trim Actuator 
(HSTA) system, it was discovered that the safe life limits of the 
HSTA attachment pins and trunnions were not listed in the 
Airworthiness Limitation (AWL) Section of the Instructions for 
Continued Airworthiness. Also, the HSTA attachment pins and 
trunnions were not serialized making it impossible to keep accurate 
records of the life of these parts. Failure of these pins and 
trunnions could lead to a disconnect of the horizontal stabilizer 
and subsequent loss of the aeroplane.
    This [Canadian] AD mandates the incorporation of AWL tasks into 
the maintenance schedule and serialization of HSTA attachment pins 
and trunnions. Some aircraft require AWL tasks and serialization of 
the attachment pins only, while others require AWL tasks and 
serialization of the trunnions and attachment pins [and repair or 
replacement if damaged (including linear scratches, pits, spalling, 
dents, or surface texture variations)].

    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-
0028.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. The following presents the comments received on the NPRM and 
the FAA's response to each comment.

Request To Allow Using Later Revisions of the Service Information

    NetJets requested that paragraph (h) of the proposed AD be revised 
to specify the latest time limits/maintenance checks (TLMC) revisions. 
NetJets noted that some of the TLMC documents referenced in the 
proposed AD have been revised. NetJets also requested that we revise 
the proposed AD so that operators can use later approved revisions of 
the TLMC documents to show compliance without requesting an alternative 
method of compliance (AMOC).
    We partially agree with the commenter's request. In this 
circumstance, the specific tasks required by this AD have not changed 
in the latest available service information from the earlier revisions 
of the service information specified in the NPRM. We have therefore 
revised this AD to refer to the latest available service information 
and revised paragraph (k) of this AD to provide credit for actions done 
using earlier revisions of certain service information. However, we may 
not refer to any document that does not yet exist. In general terms, we 
are required by Office of the Federal Register (OFR) regulations to 
either publish the service document contents as part of the actual AD 
language; or submit the service document to the OFR for approval as 
``referenced'' material, in which case we may only refer to such 
material in the text of an AD. The AD may refer to the service document 
only if the OFR approved it for ``incorporation by reference.'' See 1 
CFR part 51.
    To allow operators to use later revisions of the referenced 
document (issued after publication of the AD), either we must revise 
the AD to reference specific later revisions, or operators must request 
approval to use later revisions as an AMOC with this AD under the 
provisions of paragraph (m)(1) of this AD. We cannot reference a 
specific revision not yet in existence so the only option is to request 
an AMOC.

Request To Use a Service Bulletin Instead of a TLMC

    Disney Aviation Group requested that the proposed AD be revised to 
use actions in a service bulletin instead of the TLMC for any required 
inspections. The commenter noted that most operators have an electronic 
subscription that automatically gives them the newest revision of the 
TLMC documents. The commenter stated that since the TLMCs have been 
updated since the draft AD was issued, operators

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will not be able to comply with the AD, and will have to request an 
AMOC. The commenter noted that service bulletins are not revised as 
often as TLMC documents, and when they are updated they are not 
superseded by future revisions. The commenter pointed out that other 
manufacturers issue service bulletins with similar requirements and the 
related ADs require those service bulletins.
    We disagree with the commenter's request. As noted previously, we 
have revised this AD to refer to the latest available TLMC documents. 
We cannot, however, mandate how a given manufacturer makes their 
service information available. Since Bombardier, Inc. has chosen to 
provide the TLMCs in a separate document, rather than a service 
bulletin, that is what operators must use to show compliance with this 
AD. We have therefore not changed this AD in this regard.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the relevant data, considered the comments received, 
and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting 
this AD with the changes described previously and minor editorial 
changes. We have determined that these minor changes:
     Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the 
NPRM for correcting the unsafe condition; and
     Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was 
already proposed in the NPRM.
    We also determined that these changes will not increase the 
economic burden on any operator or increase the scope of this AD.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    Bombardier has issued the following service information.
    The following service information describes procedures for 
serializing the HSTA attachment pins and trunnions. These documents are 
distinct since they apply to different airplane models in different 
configurations.
     Bombardier Service Bulletin 600-0760, Revision 01, dated 
April 21, 2017.
     Bombardier Service Bulletin 601-0626, Revision 01, dated 
April 21, 2017.
     Bombardier Service Bulletin 604-27-034, Revision 01, dated 
April 21, 2017.
     Bombardier Service Bulletin 605-27-005, Revision 01, dated 
April 21, 2017.
    The following service information identifies airworthiness 
limitation tasks for revising the life limits for HSTA attachment pins 
and trunnions. These documents are distinct since they apply to 
different airplane models in different configurations.
     Section 5-10-10, ``Time Limits (Structural),'' of Section 
5-10-00, ``Airworthiness Limitations,'' of Bombardier Challenger 600 
Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Publication No. PSP 605, Revision 39, 
dated January 8, 2018.
     Section 5-10-10, ``Time Limits (Structural)--Pre SB 601-
0280,'' of Section 5-10-00, ``Airworthiness Limitations,'' of 
Bombardier Challenger 601 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Publication 
No. PSP 601-5, Revision 46, dated January 8, 2018.
     Section 5-10-11, ``Time Limits (Structural)--Post SB 601-
0280,'' of Section 5-10-00, ``Airworthiness Limitations,'' of 
Bombardier Challenger 601 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Publication 
No. PSP 601-5, Revision 46, dated January 8, 2018.
     Section 5-10-12, ``Time Limits (Structural)--Post SB 601-
0360,'' of Section 5-10-00, ``Airworthiness Limitations,'' of 
Bombardier Challenger 601 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Publication 
No. PSP 601-5, Revision 46, dated January 8, 2018.
     Section 5-10-10, ``Time Limits (Structural),'' of Section 
5-10-00, ``Airworthiness Limitations,'' of Bombardier Challenger 601 
Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Publication No. PSP 601A-5, Revision 
42, dated January 8, 2018.
     Section 5-10-11, ``Time Limits (Structural),'' of Section 
5-10-00, ``Airworthiness Limitations,'' of Bombardier Challenger 601 
Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Publication No. PSP 601A-5, Revision 
42, dated January 8, 2018.
     Section 5-10-12, ``Time Limits (Structural),'' of Section 
5-10-00, ``Airworthiness Limitations,'' of Bombardier Challenger 601 
Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Publication No. PSP 601A-5, Revision 
42, dated January 8, 2018.
    The following service information describes life limits for certain 
HSTA attachment pins and trunnion supports. These documents are 
distinct since they apply to different airplane models in different 
configurations.
     Section 5-10-10, ``Life Limits (Structures),'' of 
Bombardier Challenger 604 CL-604 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Part 2 
Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 30, dated December 4, 2017. This 
service information describes, among other tasks: Task 27-42-01-108, 
``Discard of the Horizontal-Stabilizer Trim-Actuator (HSTA) Trunnion 
Support; Part No. 601R92386-1/-3;'' and Task 27-42-01-112, ``Discard of 
the Horizontal-Stabilizer Trim-Actuator (HSTA) Upper and Lower 
Attachment Pins; Upper Pin Part No. 600-92384-5/-7 or 601R92310-1/-3 
and Lower Pin Part No. 600-92383-5/-7 or 601R92309-1/-3.''
     Section 5-10-10, ``Life Limits (Structures),'' of 
Bombardier Challenger 605 CL-605 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Part 2 
Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 18, dated December 4, 2017. This 
service information describes, among other tasks: Task 27-42-01-108, 
``Discard of the Horizontal-Stabilizer Trim-Actuator (HSTA) Trunnion 
Support; Part No. 601R92386-1/-3;'' and Task 27-42-01-112, ``Discard of 
the Horizontal-Stabilizer Trim-Actuator (HSTA) Upper and Lower 
Attachment Pins; Upper Pin Part No. 600-92384-5/-7 or 601R92310-1/-3 
and Lower Pin Part No. 600-92383-5/-7 or 601R92309-1/ -3.''
     Section 5-10-10, ``Life Limits (Structures),'' of 
Bombardier Challenger 650 CL-650 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Part 2 
Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 5, dated December 4, 2017. This 
service information describes, among other tasks: Task 27-42-01-108, 
``Discard of the Horizontal-Stabilizer Trim-Actuator (HSTA) Trunnion 
Support; Part No. 601R92386-1/-3;'' and Task 27-42-01-112, ``Discard of 
the Horizontal-Stabilizer Trim-Actuator (HSTA) Upper and Lower 
Attachment Pins; Upper Pin Part No. 600-92384-5/-7 or 601R92310-1/-3 
and Lower Pin Part No. 600-92383-5/-7 or 601R92309-1/-3.''
    The following service information describes procedures for 
identifying damage to HSTA attachment pins and trunnions, and repair or 
replacement instructions. These documents are distinct since they apply 
to different airplane models in different configurations.
     Bombardier Repair Engineering Order (REO) 600-27-42-002, 
``General Repair--HSTA Upper and Lower Pins,'' dated December 15, 2016.
     Bombardier Repair Engineering Order (REO) 604-27-42-011, 
``General Repair--HSTA Trunnion P/N 601R92386-1/-3,'' dated December 
15, 2016.
     Bombardier Repair Engineering Order (REO) 604-27-42-012, 
``General Repair--HSTA Upper and Lower Pins,'' dated December 15, 2016.
    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.

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Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD affects 137 airplanes of U.S. registry. We 
estimate the following costs to comply with this AD:

                                      Estimated Costs for Required Actions
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            Action                 Labor cost       Parts cost       Cost per product     Cost on U.S. operators
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Serialization................  Up to 20 work-               $449  Up to $2,149..........  Up to $294,413.
                                hours x $85 per
                                hour = Up to
                                $1,700.
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    We have determined that revising the maintenance or inspection 
program takes an average of 90 work-hours per operator, although we 
recognize that this number may vary from operator to operator. In the 
past, we have estimated that this action takes 1 work-hour per 
airplane. Since operators incorporate maintenance or inspection program 
changes for their affected fleet(s), we have determined that a per-
operator estimate is more accurate than a per-airplane estimate. 
Therefore, we estimate the total cost per operator to be $7,650 (90 
work-hours x $85 per work-hour).
    We have received no definitive data that would enable us to provide 
cost estimates for the on-condition actions specified in this AD.

Authority for This Rulemaking

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

Regulatory Findings

    We determined that this AD will not have federalism implications 
under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct 
effect on the States, on the relationship between the national 
government and the States, or on the distribution of power and 
responsibilities among the various levels of government.
    For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD:
    1. Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive Order 
12866,
    2. Is not a ``significant rule'' under the DOT Regulatory Policies 
and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979),
    3. Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and
    4. Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or 
negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

Adoption of the Amendment

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

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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

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


Sec.  39.13   [Amended]

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

2018-17-02 Bombardier, Inc.: Amendment 39-19356; Docket No. FAA-
2018-0028; Product Identifier 2017-NM-143-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective September 19, 2018.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to the Bombardier, Inc., airplanes identified in 
paragraphs (c)(1) through (c)(4) of this AD, certificated in any 
category.
    (1) Model CL-600-1A11 (600) airplanes, serial numbers 1002 and 
1004 through 1085 inclusive.
    (2) Model CL-600-2A12 (601) airplanes, serial numbers 3001 
through 3066 inclusive.
    (3) Model CL-600-2B16 (601-3A and 601-3R Variants) airplanes, 
serial numbers 5001 through 5194 inclusive.
    (4) Model CL-600-2B16 (604 Variant) airplanes, serial numbers 
5301 through 5665 inclusive, 5701 through 5990 inclusive, and 6050 
and subsequent.

(d) Subject

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

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by a determination that the safe life 
limits of the horizontal stabilizer trim actuator (HSTA) attachment 
pins and trunnions were not listed in certain airworthiness 
limitations (AWLs) and that the HSTA attachment pins and trunnions 
were not serialized. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of 
the HSTA attachment pins and trunnions, which could lead to a 
disconnect of the horizontal stabilizer and subsequent loss of the 
airplane.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Maintenance or Inspection Program Revision for Model CL-600-1A11 
(600), Model CL-600-2A12 (601), and Model CL-600-2B16 (601-3A and 601-
3R Variants) Airplanes

    For airplanes identified in paragraphs (c)(1), (c)(2), and 
(c)(3) of this AD: Within 60 days after the effective date of this 
AD, revise the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to 
incorporate the life limit AWL tasks identified in table 1 to 
paragraph (g) of this AD, as specified in the applicable service 
information identified in paragraph (g)(1), (g)(2), or (g)(3) of 
this AD. The initial compliance time is within 500 flight cycles of 
the effective date of this AD, or at the applicable time (in terms 
of landings) specified in the applicable AWL task identified in 
table 1 to paragraph (g) of this AD, whichever occurs later.

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    (1) For Model CL-600-1A11 (600) airplanes, Section 5-10-10, 
``Time Limits (Structural),'' of Section 5-10-00, ``Airworthiness 
Limitations,'' of Bombardier Challenger 600 Time Limits/Maintenance 
Checks, Publication No. PSP 605, Revision 39, dated January 8, 2018.
    (2) For Model CL-600-2A12 (601) airplanes, the applicable task 
specified in paragraph (g)(2)(i), (g)(2)(ii), or (g)(2)(iii) of this 
AD, as identified in Section 5-10-00, ``Airworthiness Limitations,'' 
of Bombardier Challenger 601 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, 
Publication No. PSP 601-5, Revision 46, dated January 8, 2018.
    (i) Section 5-10-10, ``Time Limits (Structural)--Pre SB 601-
0280.''
    (ii) Section 5-10-11, ``Time Limits (Structural)--Post SB 601-
0280.''
    (iii) Section 5-10-12, ``Time Limits (Structural)--Post SB 601-
0360.''
    (3) For Model CL-600-2B16 (601-3A and 601-3R Variants) 
airplanes, the applicable task specified in paragraph (g)(3)(i), 
(g)(3)(ii), or (g)(3)(iii) of this AD, as identified in Section 5-
10-00, ``Airworthiness Limitations,'' of Bombardier Challenger 601 
Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Publication No. PSP 601A-5, Revision 
42, dated January 8, 2018.
    (i) Section 5-10-10, ``Time Limits (Structural).''
    (ii) Section 5-10-11, ``Time Limits (Structural).''
    (iii) Section 5-10-12, ``Time Limits (Structural).''
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(h) Maintenance or Inspection Program Revision for Model CL-600-2B16 
(604 Variant) Airplanes

    For airplanes identified in paragraph (c)(4) of this AD: Within 
60 days after the effective date of this AD, revise the maintenance 
or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new life limit 
AWL Task 27-42-01-108, ``Discard of the Horizontal-Stabilizer Trim-
Actuator (HSTA) Trunnion Support; Part No. 601R92386-1/-3,'' and 
Task 27-42-01-112, ``Discard of the Horizontal-Stabilizer Trim-
Actuator (HSTA) Upper and Lower Attachment Pins; Upper Pin Part No. 
600-92384-5/-7 or 601R92310-1/-3 and Lower Pin Part No. 600-92383-5/
-7 or 601R92309-1/-3,'' as specified in the applicable time limits 
maintenance checks (TLMC) manuals identified in paragraphs (h)(1), 
(h)(2), and (h)(3) of this AD. The initial compliance time is within 
500 flight cycles after the effective date of this AD, or at the 
applicable time specified in the applicable AWL task, whichever 
occurs later.
    (1) For airplanes having serial numbers 5301 through 5665 
inclusive: Section 5-10-10, ``Life Limits (Structures),'' of 
Bombardier Challenger 604 CL-604 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, 
Part 2 Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 30, dated December 4, 
2017.
    (2) For airplanes having serial numbers 5701 through 5990 
inclusive: Section 5-10-10, ``Life Limits (Structures),'' of 
Bombardier Challenger 605 CL-605 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, 
Part 2 Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 18, dated December 4, 
2017.
    (3) For airplanes having serial numbers 6050 and subsequent: 
Section 5-10-10, ``Life Limits (Structures),'' of Bombardier 
Challenger 650 CL-650 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Part 2 
Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 5, dated December 4, 2017.

(i) Serialization of HSTA Attachment Pins and Trunnions

    For airplanes identified in table 2 to paragraph (i) of this AD: 
Within 48 months after the effective date of this AD, or prior to 
performing a maintenance task required by paragraph (g) or (h) of 
this AD, as applicable, whichever occurs first, do a general visual 
inspection for damage (including linear scratches, pits, spalling, 
dents, or surface texture variations), and add serial numbers to the 
HSTA trunnions, lower attachment pin, and upper attachment pin, as 
applicable, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of 
the applicable service information specified in table 2 to paragraph 
(i) of this AD. If any damage to the HSTA trunnions or attachment 
pins is found, repair the damage in accordance with the applicable 
service information specified in paragraph (i)(1), (i)(2), or (i)(3) 
of this AD; or using a method approved by the Manager, New York ACO 
Branch, FAA; or Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA); or 
Bombardier, Inc.'s TCCA Design Approval Organization (DAO). If 
approved by the DAO, the approval must include the DAO-authorized 
signature. If the damaged HSTA trunnion or attachment pin cannot be 
repaired in accordance with the applicable service information 
specified in paragraph (i)(1), (i)(2), or (i)(3) of this AD: Before 
further flight, replace the damaged HSTA trunnion or attachment pin 
with a serviceable serialized HSTA trunnion or attachment pin, in 
accordance with the applicable service information specified in 
table 2 to paragraph (i) of this AD.
    (1) Bombardier Repair Engineering Order (REO) 600-27-42-002, 
``General Repair--HSTA Upper and Lower Pins,'' dated December 15, 
2016.
    (2) Bombardier Repair Engineering Order (REO) 604-27-42-011, 
``General Repair--HSTA Trunnion P/N 601R92386-1/-3,'' dated December 
15, 2016.
    (3) Bombardier Repair Engineering Order (REO) 604-27-42-012, 
``General Repair--HSTA Upper and Lower Pins,'' dated December 15, 
2016.
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(j) No Alternative Actions or Intervals

    After the maintenance or inspection program has been revised as 
required by paragraph (g) or (h) of this AD, no alternative actions 
(e.g., inspections) or intervals may be used unless the actions or 
intervals are approved as an alternative method of compliance (AMOC) 
in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (m)(1) of 
this AD.

(k) Credit for Previous Actions

    (1) This paragraph provides credit for actions required by 
paragraph (g) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the 
effective date of this AD using the service information specified in 
paragraph (k)(1)(i), (k)(1)(ii), or (k)(1)(iii) of this AD, as 
applicable.
    (i) Section 5-10-10, ``Time Limits (Structural),'' of Section 5-
10-00, ``Airworthiness Limitations,'' of Bombardier Challenger 600 
Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Publication No. PSP 605, Revision 
38, dated March 28, 2017.
    (ii) Section 5-10-10, ``Time Limits (Structural)--Pre SB 601-
0280,'' of Section 5-10-00, ``Airworthiness Limitations,'' of 
Bombardier Challenger 601 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, 
Publication No. PSP 601-5, Revision 45, dated March 28, 2017.
    (iii) Section 5-10-11, ``Time Limits (Structural)--Post SB 601-
0280,'' of Section 5-10-00, ``Airworthiness Limitations,'' of 
Bombardier Challenger 601 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, 
Publication No. PSP 601-5, Revision 45, dated March 28, 2017.
    (iv) Section 5-10-12, ``Time Limits (Structural)--Post SB 601-
0360,'' of Section 5-10-00, ``Airworthiness Limitations,'' of 
Bombardier Challenger 601 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, 
Publication No. PSP 601-5, Revision 45, dated March 28, 2017.
    (v) Section 5-10-10, ``Time Limits (Structural),'' of Section 5-
10-00, ``Airworthiness Limitations,'' of Bombardier Challenger 601 
Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Publication No. PSP 601A-5, Revision 
41, dated March 28, 2017.
    (vi) Section 5-10-11, ``Time Limits (Structural),'' of Section 
5-10-00, ``Airworthiness Limitations,'' of Bombardier Challenger 601 
Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Publication No. PSP 601A-5, Revision 
41, dated March 28, 2017.
    (vii) Section 5-10-12, ``Time Limits (Structural),'' of Section 
5-10-00, ``Airworthiness Limitations,'' of Bombardier Challenger 601 
Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Publication No. PSP 601A-5, Revision 
41, dated March 28, 2017.
    (2) This paragraph provides credit for actions required by 
paragraph (h) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the 
effective date of this AD using the service information specified in 
paragraph (k)(2)(i), (k)(2)(ii), or (k)(2)(iii) of this AD, as 
applicable.
    (i) Section 5-10-10, ``Life Limits (Structures),'' of Bombardier 
Challenger 604 CL-604 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Part 2 
Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 29, dated June 16, 2017.
    (ii) Section 5-10-10, ``Life Limits (Structures),'' of 
Bombardier Challenger 605 CL-605 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, 
Part 2 Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 17, dated June 16, 2017.
    (iii) Section 5-10-10, ``Life Limits (Structures),'' of 
Bombardier Challenger 650 CL-650 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, 
Part 2 Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 4, dated June 16, 2017.
    (3) This paragraph provides credit for actions required by 
paragraph (i) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the 
effective date of this AD using the service information specified in 
paragraph (k)(3)(i), (k)(3)(ii), (k)(3)(iii), or (k)(3)(iv) of this 
AD, as applicable.
    (i) Bombardier Service Bulletin 600-0760, dated February 25, 
2013.
    (ii) Bombardier Service Bulletin 601-0626, dated February 25, 
2013.
    (iii) Bombardier Service Bulletin 604-27-034, dated February 25, 
2013.
    (iv) Bombardier Service Bulletin 605-27-005, dated February 25, 
2013.

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(l) Parts Installation Limitations

    (1) As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install, 
on any airplane, an HSTA attachment pin, unless the pin has a serial 
number.
    (2) As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install, 
on any Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B16 (604 Variant) airplane 
with serial number 5301 and subsequent, an HSTA trunnion, unless the 
HSTA trunnion has a serial number.

(m) Other FAA AD Provisions

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New 
York ACO Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this 
AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In 
accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal 
inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. 
If sending information directly to the manager of the certification 
office, send it to ATTN: Program Manager, Continuing Operational 
Safety, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, 
Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516-228-7300; fax 516-794-5531. Before 
using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal 
inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the 
local flight standards district office/certificate holding district 
office.
    (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD 
to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be 
accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, New York ACO 
Branch, FAA; or TCCA; or Bombardier, Inc.'s TCCA DAO. If approved by 
the DAO, the approval must include the DAO-authorized signature.

(n) Related Information

    (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information 
(MCAI) Canadian AD CF-2017-24, dated July 12, 2017, for related 
information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the internet 
at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket 
No. FAA-2018-0028.
    (2) For more information about this AD, contact Aziz Ahmed, 
Aerospace Engineer, Airframe and Mechanical Systems Section, FAA, 
New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 
11590; telephone 516-228-7239; fax 516-794-5531; email [email protected].
    (3) Service information identified in this AD that is not 
incorporated by reference is available at the addresses specified in 
paragraphs (o)(3) and (o)(4) of this AD.

(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) Bombardier Repair Engineering Order (REO) 600-27-42-002, 
``General Repair--HSTA Upper and Lower Pins,'' dated December 15, 
2016.
    (ii) Bombardier Repair Engineering Order (REO) 604-27-42-011, 
``General Repair--HSTA Trunnion P/N 601R92386-1/-3,'' dated December 
15, 2016.
    (iii) Bombardier Repair Engineering Order (REO) 604-27-42-012, 
``General Repair--HSTA Upper and Lower Pins,'' dated December 15, 
2016.
    (iv) Bombardier Service Bulletin 600-0760, Revision 01, dated 
April 21, 2017.
    (v) Bombardier Service Bulletin 601-0626, Revision 01, dated 
April 21, 2017.
    (vi) Bombardier Service Bulletin 604-27-034, Revision 01, dated 
April 21, 2017.
    (vii) Bombardier Service Bulletin 605-27-005, Revision 01, dated 
April 21, 2017.
    (viii) Section 5-10-10, ``Time Limits (Structural),'' of Section 
5-10-00, ``Airworthiness Limitations,'' of Bombardier Challenger 600 
Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, Publication No. PSP 605, Revision 
39, dated January 8, 2018.
    (ix) Section 5-10-00, ``Airworthiness Limitations,'' of 
Bombardier Challenger 601 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, 
Publication No. PSP 601-5, Revision 46, dated January 8, 2018.
    (A) Section 5-10-10, ``Time Limits (Structural)--Pre SB 601-
0280.''
    (B) Section 5-10-11, ``Time Limits (Structural)--Post SB 601-
0280.''
    (C) Section 5-10-12, ``Time Limits (Structural)--Post SB 601-
0360.''
    (x) Section 5-10-00, ``Airworthiness Limitations,'' of 
Bombardier Challenger 601 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, 
Publication No. PSP 601A-5, Revision 42, dated January 8, 2018.
    (A) Section 5-10-10, ``Time Limits (Structural).''
    (B) Section 5-10-11, ``Time Limits (Structural).''
    (C) Section 5-10-12, ``Time Limits (Structural).''
    (xi) Section 5-10-10, ``Life Limits (Structures),'' of 
Bombardier Challenger 604 CL-604 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, 
Part 2 Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 30, dated December 4, 
2017.
    (xii) Section 5-10-10, ``Life Limits (Structures),'' of 
Bombardier Challenger 605 CL-605 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, 
Part 2 Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 18, dated December 4, 
2017.
    (xiii) Section 5-10-10, ``Life Limits (Structures),'' of 
Bombardier Challenger 650 CL-650 Time Limits/Maintenance Checks, 
Part 2 Airworthiness Limitations, Revision 5, dated December 4, 
2017.
    (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Bombardier, Inc., 400 C[ocirc]te-Vertu Road West, Dorval, 
Qu[eacute]bec H4S 1Y9, Canada; Widebody Customer Response Center 
North America toll-free telephone 1-866-538-1247 or direct-dial 
telephone 1-514-855-2999; fax 514-855-7401; email 
[email protected]; internet http://www.bombardier.com.
    (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport 
Standards Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For 
information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 
206-231-3195.
    (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated 
by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration 
(NARA). For information on the availability of this material at 
NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

    Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on August 5, 2018.
Michael Kaszycki,
Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-17483 Filed 8-14-18; 8:45 am]
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