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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 180 / Monday, September 17, 2018 / Rules and Regulations (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (3) The following service information was approved for IBR on October 22, 2018. (i) Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) Service Bulletin (SB) TPE331– 72–2179, Revision 0, dated May 3, 2011. (ii) Reserved. (4) The following service information was approved for IBR on February 28, 2018 (83 FR 3263, January 24, 2018). (i) Honeywell SB TPE331–72–2178, Revision 0, dated May 3, 2011. (ii) Reserved. (5) For service information identified in this AD, contact Honeywell International Inc., 111 S 34th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034– 2802; phone: 800–601–3099; website: https:// myaerospace.honeywell.com/wps/portal. (6) You may view this service information at FAA, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7759. (7) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on September 5, 2018. Robert J. Ganley, Manager, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2018–20142 Filed 9–14–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0552; Product Identifier 2018–NM–049–AD; Amendment 39–19402; AD 2018–19–02] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Defense and Space S.A. (Formerly Known as Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A. (CASA)) Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Defense and Space S.A. Model C–212–CB, C–212–CC, C–212–CD, C– 212–CE, and C–212–DF airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of failures of the rudder pedal control system support. This AD requires repetitive detailed visual inspections of the rudder daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:03 Sep 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 pedal control system support box and shaft and applicable corrective actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective October 22, 2018. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of October 22, 2018. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, contact Airbus Defense and Space, Services/ Engineering support, Avenida de Arago´n 404, 28022 Madrid, Spain; phone: +34 91 585 55 84; fax: +34 91 585 31 27; email: MTA.TechnicalService@ military.airbus.com. You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206–231–3195. It is also available on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2018– 0552. 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– 0552; 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 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: Shahram Daneshmandi, Aerospace Engineer, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; phone and fax: 206–231–3220. 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 Airbus Defense and Space S.A. Model C–212–CB, C–212– CC, C–212–CD, C–212–CE, and C–212– DF airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on June 25, 2018 (83 FR 29476). The NPRM was prompted by reports of failures of the rudder pedal control system support. The NPRM proposed to require PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 46857 repetitive detailed visual inspections of the rudder pedal control system support box and shaft and applicable corrective actions. We are issuing this AD to address failure of the rudder pedal control system, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA AD 2018–0051, dated March 2, 2018 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for certain Airbus Defense and Space S.A. Model C–212–CB, C–212–CC, C– 212–CD, C–212–CE, and C–212–DF airplanes. The MCAI states: Failures were reported of the rudder pedal control system support on CASA C–212 aeroplanes. Subsequent investigation revealed that the welding area of the affected support structure had broken. This condition, if not corrected, could lead to failure of the rudder [pedal] control system, possibly resulting in reduced control of the aeroplane. To address this potential unsafe condition, EADS–CASA issued the SB [EADS–CASA Service Bulletin SB–212–27–0057, dated May 21, 2014] to provide modification instructions and EASA issued AD 2017–0036 [which corresponds to FAA AD 2017–19–08, Amendment 39–19038 (82 FR 43835, September 20 2017) (‘‘AD 2017–19–08’’)] to require that modification [of the rudder pedal adjustment system]. During accomplishment of that modification, several operators reported difficulties or impossibility to follow the accomplishment instruction. Consequently, EASA and Airbus D&S [Defense and Space S.A.] reviewed the difficulty reports and decided that the modification instructions have to be improved. Pending the improvement of the instructions of the SB [EADS–CASA Service Bulletin SB–212–27–0057, dated May 21, 2014] and in order to reduce the risk of failure of the [rudder] pedal adjustment system to an acceptable level, Airbus D&S issued the inspection AOT [Airbus Alert Operators Transmission AOT–C212–27– 0002, dated February 28, 2018] to provide instructions to repetitively inspect the affected parts [rudder pedal support box Part Number (P/N) 212–46195.1 and shaft P/N 212–46120–20]. For the reasons described above, this [EASA] AD cancels the requirements of EASA AD 2017–0036, which is superseded, and requires repetitive [detailed visual] inspections of the rudder pedal adjustment system [rudder pedal support box P/N 212– 46195.1 and shaft P/N 212–46120–20] and, depending on findings, accomplishment of applicable corrective action(s). This [EASA] AD is considered to be an interim action and further [EASA] AD action may follow. Corrective actions include obtaining corrective actions approved by the E:\FR\FM\17SER1.SGM 17SER1 46858 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 180 / Monday, September 17, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Manager, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA; or EASA; or Airbus Defense and Space S.A.’s EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA); and accomplishing the corrective actions within the compliance time specified therein. 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– 0552. Conclusion We reviewed the relevant data and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting this final rule as proposed, except for minor editorial changes. We have determined that these minor changes: • Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM for addressing the unsafe condition; and • Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already proposed in the NPRM. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this final rule. We received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of the cost to the public. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 Airbus Defense and Space S.A. has issued Airbus Alert Operators Transmission AOT–C212–27–0002, dated February 28, 2018. This service information describes procedures for repetitive detailed visual inspections of the rudder pedal control system support box and shaft. This service information is reasonably available because the interested parties have access to it through their normal course of business or by the means identified in the ADDRESSES section. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD affects 36 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD: ESTIMATED COSTS FOR REQUIRED ACTIONS Labor cost Parts cost daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES Up to 8 work-hours × $85 per hour = Up to $680 .................................. Cost per product $0 Up to $680 ...................................... Cost on U.S. operators Up to $24,480. We have received no definitive data that would enable us to provide cost estimates for the on-condition repair specified in this AD. the Director of the System Oversight Division. PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES Regulatory Findings ■ Authority for This Rulemaking 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. 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 and associated appliances to VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:03 Sep 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 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: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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): ■ 2018–19–02 Airbus Defense and Space S.A. (Formerly Known as Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A. (CASA)): Amendment 39–19402; Docket No. FAA–2018–0552; Product Identifier 2018–NM–049–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective October 22, 2018. (b) Affected ADs This AD affects AD 2017–19–08, Amendment 39–19038 (82 FR 43835, September 20 2017) (‘‘AD 2017–19–08’’). (c) Applicability This AD applies to Airbus Defense and Space S.A. Model C–212–CB, C–212–CC, C– 212–CD, C–212–CE, and C–212–DF airplanes; manufacturer serial numbers 009, 034, 039, 089, 092, 119, 125, 133, 138, 149, 150, 154, 159, 161, 162, 164, 165, 167 through 169 inclusive, 171, 172, 174, 175, 178, 180, 181, 190, 192, 193, 195, 209 through 212 inclusive, 214 through 216 inclusive, 219 through 222 inclusive, 224 through 227 inclusive, 229, 235, 236, 238, 240, 242, 247 through 257 inclusive, 261 through 263 inclusive, 265, 272 through 282 inclusive, 286, 287, 289 through 292 inclusive, 294, 308, 311, 320, 322 through 324 inclusive, 328, 332, 336, 343, 347 through 349 inclusive, 356, 359, 363, 371, 379, 393, 397, E:\FR\FM\17SER1.SGM 17SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 180 / Monday, September 17, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 398, 405, 410, 411, 413, 465, 470, 472, 474, 475, 478, and 480 through 482 inclusive; certificated in any category; except airplanes modified in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of EADS– CASA Service Bulletin SB–212–27–0057, dated May 21, 2014. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 27, Flight controls. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Definitions (1) For the purposes of this AD, an affected part is defined as a rudder pedal support box having Part Number (P/N) 212–46195.1 and shaft P/N 212–46120–20. (2) For the purposes of this AD, a discrepancy or defect of the rudder pedal support box P/N 212–46195.1 is defined as any crack or deformation on any welded area. (3) For the purposes of this AD, a discrepancy or defect of the shaft P/N 212– 46120–20 is defined as any crack or deformation. (h) Repetitive Detailed Visual Inspections Within 3 months or during the next scheduled A-check maintenance, whichever occurs first after the effective date of this AD, and thereafter, at intervals not to exceed 150 flight hours, do a detailed visual inspection of each affected part in accordance with the instructions of Airbus Alert Operators Transmission AOT–C212–27–0002, dated February 28, 2018. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES (i) Corrective Action for Any Discrepancy or Defect If any discrepancy or defect is detected during any inspection required by paragraph (h) of this AD: Before further flight, obtain corrective actions approved by the Manager, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA; or the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA); or Airbus Defense and Space S.A.’s EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA); and accomplish the corrective actions within the compliance time specified therein. If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOAauthorized signature. Accomplishment of a repair, as required by this paragraph, does not constitute terminating action for the repetitive inspections required by paragraph (h) of this AD. (j) Parts Installation Limitation As of the effective date of this AD, an affected part may be installed on any airplane provided that it is a new part or that, before installation, the visual inspection required by paragraph (h) of this AD has been accomplished on that part and the part 16:03 Sep 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 (k) Terminating Action for AD 2017–19–08 Accomplishing the actions required by this AD terminates all of the requirements of AD 2017–19–08. (l) Other FAA AD Provisions (e) Reason This AD was prompted by reports of failures of the rudder pedal control system support. We are issuing this AD to address failure of the rudder pedal control system, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane. VerDate Sep<11>2014 passed the inspection (no discrepancy or defect detected), as required by paragraph (h) of this AD. 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 (m)(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 EASA; or Airbus Defense and Space S.A.’s EASA DOA. If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized signature. (m) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) EASA AD 2018–0051, dated March 2, 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–2018–0552. (2) For more information about this AD, contact Shahram Daneshmandi, Aerospace Engineer, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; phone and fax: 206–231–3220. (n) 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 Alert Operators Transmission AOT–C212–27–0002, dated February 28, 2018. (ii) Reserved. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Airbus Defense and Space, Services/Engineering support, Avenida de Arago´n 404, 28022 Madrid, Spain; phone: +34 91 585 55 84; fax: +34 91 585 31 27; email: MTA.TechnicalService@ military.airbus.com. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 46859 (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206–231–3195. (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on August 30, 2018. Jeffrey E. Duven, Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2018–19756 Filed 9–14–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0448; Product Identifier 2017–NM–129–AD; Amendment 39–19403; AD 2018–19–03] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of cracks, in various directions, in the lower portion of a main landing gear (MLG) piston. This AD requires a detailed visual inspection of the MLG, and replacement if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. SUMMARY: This AD is effective October 22, 2018. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of October 22, 2018. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, contact Fokker Services B.V., Technical Services Dept., P.O. Box 1357, 2130 EL Hoofddorp, the Netherlands; phone: +31 (0)88–6280–350; fax: +31 (0)88–6280– 111; email: technicalservices@ fokker.com; internet: http:// www.myfokkerfleet.com. You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 2200 DATES: E:\FR\FM\17SER1.SGM 17SER1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 180 (Monday, September 17, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 46857-46859]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-19756]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2018-0552; Product Identifier 2018-NM-049-AD; Amendment 
39-19402; AD 2018-19-02]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Defense and Space S.A. (Formerly 
Known as Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A. (CASA)) 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 
Airbus Defense and Space S.A. Model C-212-CB, C-212-CC, C-212-CD, C-
212-CE, and C-212-DF airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of 
failures of the rudder pedal control system support. This AD requires 
repetitive detailed visual inspections of the rudder pedal control 
system support box and shaft and applicable corrective actions. We are 
issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: This AD is effective October 22, 2018.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of October 22, 
2018.

ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, 
contact Airbus Defense and Space, Services/Engineering support, Avenida 
de Arag[oacute]n 404, 28022 Madrid, Spain; phone: +34 91 585 55 84; 
fax: +34 91 585 31 27; email: [email protected]. 
You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport Standards 
Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the 
availability of this material at the FAA, call 206-231-3195. It is also 
available on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching 
for and locating Docket No. FAA-2018-0552.

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-
0552; 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 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: Shahram Daneshmandi, Aerospace 
Engineer, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, 2200 
South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; phone and fax: 206-231-3220.

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 Airbus Defense and 
Space S.A. Model C-212-CB, C-212-CC, C-212-CD, C-212-CE, and C-212-DF 
airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on June 25, 2018 
(83 FR 29476). The NPRM was prompted by reports of failures of the 
rudder pedal control system support. The NPRM proposed to require 
repetitive detailed visual inspections of the rudder pedal control 
system support box and shaft and applicable corrective actions.
    We are issuing this AD to address failure of the rudder pedal 
control system, which could result in reduced controllability of the 
airplane.
    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical 
Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA AD 
2018-0051, dated March 2, 2018 (referred to after this as the Mandatory 
Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ``the MCAI''), to correct an 
unsafe condition for certain Airbus Defense and Space S.A. Model C-212-
CB, C-212-CC, C-212-CD, C-212-CE, and C-212-DF airplanes. The MCAI 
states:

    Failures were reported of the rudder pedal control system 
support on CASA C-212 aeroplanes. Subsequent investigation revealed 
that the welding area of the affected support structure had broken.
    This condition, if not corrected, could lead to failure of the 
rudder [pedal] control system, possibly resulting in reduced control 
of the aeroplane.
    To address this potential unsafe condition, EADS-CASA issued the 
SB [EADS-CASA Service Bulletin SB-212-27-0057, dated May 21, 2014] 
to provide modification instructions and EASA issued AD 2017-0036 
[which corresponds to FAA AD 2017-19-08, Amendment 39-19038 (82 FR 
43835, September 20 2017) (``AD 2017-19-08'')] to require that 
modification [of the rudder pedal adjustment system]. During 
accomplishment of that modification, several operators reported 
difficulties or impossibility to follow the accomplishment 
instruction. Consequently, EASA and Airbus D&S [Defense and Space 
S.A.] reviewed the difficulty reports and decided that the 
modification instructions have to be improved.
    Pending the improvement of the instructions of the SB [EADS-CASA 
Service Bulletin SB-212-27-0057, dated May 21, 2014] and in order to 
reduce the risk of failure of the [rudder] pedal adjustment system 
to an acceptable level, Airbus D&S issued the inspection AOT [Airbus 
Alert Operators Transmission AOT-C212-27-0002, dated February 28, 
2018] to provide instructions to repetitively inspect the affected 
parts [rudder pedal support box Part Number (P/N) 212-46195.1 and 
shaft P/N 212-46120-20].
    For the reasons described above, this [EASA] AD cancels the 
requirements of EASA AD 2017-0036, which is superseded, and requires 
repetitive [detailed visual] inspections of the rudder pedal 
adjustment system [rudder pedal support box P/N 212-46195.1 and 
shaft P/N 212-46120-20] and, depending on findings, accomplishment 
of applicable corrective action(s).
    This [EASA] AD is considered to be an interim action and further 
[EASA] AD action may follow.

    Corrective actions include obtaining corrective actions approved by 
the

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Manager, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA; or 
EASA; or Airbus Defense and Space S.A.'s EASA Design Organization 
Approval (DOA); and accomplishing the corrective actions within the 
compliance time specified therein. 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-2018-0552.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this final rule. We received no comments on the NPRM or on the 
determination of the cost to the public.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the relevant data and determined that air safety and 
the public interest require adopting this final rule as proposed, 
except for minor editorial changes. We have determined that these minor 
changes:
     Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the 
NPRM for addressing the unsafe condition; and
     Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was 
already proposed in the NPRM.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    Airbus Defense and Space S.A. has issued Airbus Alert Operators 
Transmission AOT-C212-27-0002, dated February 28, 2018. This service 
information describes procedures for repetitive detailed visual 
inspections of the rudder pedal control system support box and shaft. 
This service information is reasonably available because the interested 
parties have access to it through their normal course of business or by 
the means identified in the ADDRESSES section.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD affects 36 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 8 work[dash]hours x $85 per hour              $0  Up to $680...............  Up to $24,480.
 = Up to $680.
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    We have received no definitive data that would enable us to provide 
cost estimates for the on-condition repair 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 and 
associated appliances to the Director of the System Oversight Division.

Regulatory Findings

    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

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

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


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

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

2018-19-02 Airbus Defense and Space S.A. (Formerly Known as 
Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A. (CASA)): Amendment 39-19402; 
Docket No. FAA-2018-0552; Product Identifier 2018-NM-049-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective October 22, 2018.

(b) Affected ADs

    This AD affects AD 2017-19-08, Amendment 39-19038 (82 FR 43835, 
September 20 2017) (``AD 2017-19-08'').

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Airbus Defense and Space S.A. Model C-212-CB, 
C-212-CC, C-212-CD, C-212-CE, and C-212-DF airplanes; manufacturer 
serial numbers 009, 034, 039, 089, 092, 119, 125, 133, 138, 149, 
150, 154, 159, 161, 162, 164, 165, 167 through 169 inclusive, 171, 
172, 174, 175, 178, 180, 181, 190, 192, 193, 195, 209 through 212 
inclusive, 214 through 216 inclusive, 219 through 222 inclusive, 224 
through 227 inclusive, 229, 235, 236, 238, 240, 242, 247 through 257 
inclusive, 261 through 263 inclusive, 265, 272 through 282 
inclusive, 286, 287, 289 through 292 inclusive, 294, 308, 311, 320, 
322 through 324 inclusive, 328, 332, 336, 343, 347 through 349 
inclusive, 356, 359, 363, 371, 379, 393, 397,

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398, 405, 410, 411, 413, 465, 470, 472, 474, 475, 478, and 480 
through 482 inclusive; certificated in any category; except 
airplanes modified in accordance with the Accomplishment 
Instructions of EADS-CASA Service Bulletin SB-212-27-0057, dated May 
21, 2014.

(d) Subject

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

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by reports of failures of the rudder pedal 
control system support. We are issuing this AD to address failure of 
the rudder pedal control system, which could result in reduced 
controllability of the airplane.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Definitions

    (1) For the purposes of this AD, an affected part is defined as 
a rudder pedal support box having Part Number (P/N) 212-46195.1 and 
shaft P/N 212-46120-20.
    (2) For the purposes of this AD, a discrepancy or defect of the 
rudder pedal support box P/N 212-46195.1 is defined as any crack or 
deformation on any welded area.
    (3) For the purposes of this AD, a discrepancy or defect of the 
shaft P/N 212-46120-20 is defined as any crack or deformation.

(h) Repetitive Detailed Visual Inspections

    Within 3 months or during the next scheduled A-check 
maintenance, whichever occurs first after the effective date of this 
AD, and thereafter, at intervals not to exceed 150 flight hours, do 
a detailed visual inspection of each affected part in accordance 
with the instructions of Airbus Alert Operators Transmission AOT-
C212-27-0002, dated February 28, 2018.

(i) Corrective Action for Any Discrepancy or Defect

    If any discrepancy or defect is detected during any inspection 
required by paragraph (h) of this AD: Before further flight, obtain 
corrective actions approved by the Manager, International Section, 
Transport Standards Branch, FAA; or the European Aviation Safety 
Agency (EASA); or Airbus Defense and Space S.A.'s EASA Design 
Organization Approval (DOA); and accomplish the corrective actions 
within the compliance time specified therein. If approved by the 
DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized signature. 
Accomplishment of a repair, as required by this paragraph, does not 
constitute terminating action for the repetitive inspections 
required by paragraph (h) of this AD.

(j) Parts Installation Limitation

    As of the effective date of this AD, an affected part may be 
installed on any airplane provided that it is a new part or that, 
before installation, the visual inspection required by paragraph (h) 
of this AD has been accomplished on that part and the part passed 
the inspection (no discrepancy or defect detected), as required by 
paragraph (h) of this AD.

(k) Terminating Action for AD 2017-19-08

    Accomplishing the actions required by this AD terminates all of 
the requirements of AD 2017-19-08.

(l) 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 (m)(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 EASA; or Airbus Defense 
and Space S.A.'s EASA DOA. If approved by the DOA, the approval must 
include the DOA-authorized signature.

(m) Related Information

    (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information 
(MCAI) EASA AD 2018-0051, dated March 2, 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-2018-0552.
    (2) For more information about this AD, contact Shahram 
Daneshmandi, Aerospace Engineer, International Section, Transport 
Standards Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; 
phone and fax: 206-231-3220.

(n) 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 Alert Operators Transmission AOT-C212-27-0002, dated 
February 28, 2018.
    (ii) Reserved.
    (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Airbus Defense and Space, Services/Engineering support, Avenida de 
Arag[oacute]n 404, 28022 Madrid, Spain; phone: +34 91 585 55 84; 
fax: +34 91 585 31 27; email: 
[email protected].
    (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 30, 2018.
Jeffrey E. Duven,
Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-19756 Filed 9-14-18; 8:45 am]
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