Airworthiness Directives; CFM International S.A. Turbofan Engines, 50818-50820 [2018-21508]

Download as PDF 50818 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 10, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 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): ■ 2018–19–15 GEVEN S.p.A.: Amendment 39–19415; Docket No. FAA–2017–0504; Product Identifier 2017–NE–12–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective November 14, 2018. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability (1) This AD applies to certain GEVEN S.p.A. (Geven) Type D1–02 (also known as ‘‘Lightweight AFT facing seats’’) and D1–03 (also known as ‘‘Lightweight’’ Classic and Prestige) in-arm table, standard, and last row seats, with part numbers (P/Ns) and Effectivity Codes listed in Table 1.1.1 of Geven Service Bulletin (SB) No. D103–25– 004, Revision 4, dated March 15, 2016. (2) These appliances are installed on, but not limited to, Avions de transport regional (ATR) 42 and ATR 72 airplanes of U.S. registry. (d) Subject Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) 2500 Code, Cabin Equipment/Furnishings. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by a report that seat belt attachment bolts were found detached or partially detached from the seat. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the seats to perform their intended function, which, if not detected and corrected, could possibly result in injury to occupants in case of an emergency landing. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Required Actions (1) Within six months after the effective date of this AD, in accordance with Geven SB No. D103–25–004, Revision 4, dated March 15, 2016, for all Geven Type D1–03 (also known as ‘‘Lightweight’’ Classic and Prestige) in-arm table, standard, and last row seats, P/N D1–03–()()()–()()(), modify the safety belt VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:31 Oct 09, 2018 Jkt 247001 attachment assemblies on the aisle side spreader, and torque check the safety belt attachment assemblies on the central and fuselage side spreaders to 71 in-lbs. (8 nm). (2) Within six months after the effective date of this AD, in accordance with Geven SB No. D103–25–004, Revision 4, dated March 15, 2016, for all Geven Type D1–02 (also known as ‘‘Lightweight aft facing seats’’) inarm table, standard, and last row seats, P/N D1–02–()()()–()()(), perform the following: (i) Torque check the seat belt attachment assemblies on the aisle side, central, and fuselage side spreaders to 71 in-lbs., and verify that the safety belt attachment is free to rotate. (ii) If the safety belt attachment is not free to rotate following paragraph (g)(2)(i), replace the bushing in accordance with paragraph 3.3.1 of Geven SB No. D103–25–004, Revision 4, dated March 15, 2016, or block each affected seat until the bushing replacement is accomplished. (h) No Reporting Requirement Although the service information identified in paragraph (g) of this AD specifies to submit certain information to the manufacturer, this AD does not include that reporting requirement. (i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Boston 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 Boston ACO Branch, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (j)(1) of this AD. (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. (j) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Neil Doh, Aerospace Engineer, Boston ACO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781– 238–7757; fax: 781–238–7199; email: neil.doh@faa.gov. (2) Refer to European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2014–0187, dated August 20, 2014, for more information. You may examine the EASA AD in the AD docket on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA– 2017–0504. (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. (i) GEVEN S.p.A. Service Bulletin No. D103–25–004, Revision 4, dated March 15, 2016. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (ii) Reserved. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Geven Technical Assistance Department, Via Boscofangone, Zona Industriale Nola-Marigliano, 80035 Nola (NA), Italy; phone: +39 081 31 21 396; fax: +39 081 31 21 321; email: Technical.assistance@geven.com. (4) You may view this service information at FAA, Engine & Propeller Standards Branch, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7759. (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 Burlington, Massachusetts, on September 27, 2018. Robert J. Ganley, Manager, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2018–21872 Filed 10–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0855; Product Identifier 2018–NE–31–AD; Amendment 39– 19416; AD 2018–19–16] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; CFM International S.A. Turbofan Engines Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all CFM International S.A. (CFM) LEAP–1A23, –1A24, –1A24E1, –1A26, –1A26E1, –1A26CJ, –1A29, –1A29CJ, –1A30, –1A32, –1A33, –1A33B2, and –1A35A turbofan engines with certain full authority digital engine control (FADEC) and prognostic health monitoring (PHM) software installed. This AD requires removing certain FADEC and PHM software and installing versions eligible for installation. This AD was prompted by aborted takeoffs after engines did not advance to the desired takeoff fan speed due to icing in the pressure sensor line. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective October 25, 2018. We must receive comments on this AD by November 26, 2018. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10OCR1.SGM 10OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 10, 2018 / Rules and Regulations You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this final rule, contact CFM International Inc., Aviation Operations Center, 1 Neumann Way, M/D Room 285, Cincinnati, OH 45125; phone: 877– 432–3272; fax: 877–432–3329; email: aviation.fleetsupport@ge.com. You may view this service information at the 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. It is also available on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2018– 0855. ADDRESSES: 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– 0855; 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 street address for the Docket Operations (phone: 800–647– 5527) is listed above. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher McGuire, Aerospace Engineer, ECO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238–7120; fax: 781–238– 7199; email: chris.mcguire@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:31 Oct 09, 2018 Jkt 247001 Discussion We received reports of six aborted takeoffs that occurred after engines did not advance to the desired takeoff fan speed. The aborted takeoffs happened on the first takeoff of the day after the airplane was exposed to sub-freezing temperatures for more than six hours. After further investigation, the operator found water and ice in the pressure sensor lines, which prevented the pressure sensor from accurately measuring the pressure. As a result, CFM improved the FADEC and PHM software to detect and accommodate pressure sensor line freezing. This condition, if not addressed, could result in icing in the pressure sensor lines and inaccurate pressure sensor readings, failure of one or more engines, loss of thrust control, and loss of the airplane. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. Related Service Information We reviewed CFM Service Bulletin (SB) LEAP–1A–73–00–0027–01A– 930A–D, Issue 001, dated July 30, 2018. The SB introduces new FADEC and PHM software and describes procedures for replacing the software. FAA’s Determination We are issuing this AD because we evaluated all the relevant information and determined the unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or develop in other products of the same type design. AD Requirements This AD requires removing certain FADEC and PHM software and installing software that is eligible for installation. Differences Between the AD and the Service Information CFM SB LEAP–1A–73–00–0027–01A– 930A–D, Issue 001, dated July 30, 2018, recommends that you install the new FADEC and PHM software. This AD requires that you install the new FADEC and PHM software, and prohibits the use of earlier FADEC and PHM software versions. Interim Action We consider this AD interim action. CFM is developing a modification that will address the unsafe condition identified in this AD. Once this PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 50819 modification is developed, approved, and available, we might consider additional rulemaking. FAA’s Justification and Determination of the Effective Date An unsafe condition exists that requires the immediate adoption of this AD without providing an opportunity for public comments prior to adoption. The FAA has found that the risk to the flying public justifies waiving notice and comment prior to adoption of this rule because the compliance time for the required action is shorter than the time necessary for the public to comment and for us to publish the final rule. The software must be removed and replaced within 90 days to ensure that icing does not develop in the pressure sensor lines on the affected engines. Therefore, we find good cause that notice and opportunity for prior public comment are impracticable. In addition, for the reasons stated above, we find that good cause exists for making this amendment effective in less than 30 days. Comments Invited This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight safety and was not preceded by notice and an opportunity for public comment. However, we invite you to send any written data, views, or arguments about this final rule. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include the docket number FAA–2018–0855 and Product Identifier 2018–NE–31–AD at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this final rule. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this final rule because of those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we receive about this final rule. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD affects 82 engines installed on airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD: E:\FR\FM\10OCR1.SGM 10OCR1 50820 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 10, 2018 / Rules and Regulations ESTIMATED COSTS Action Labor cost Software installation ........................................ 1 work-hour × $85 per hour = $85 ................. 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 engines, propellers, and associated appliances to the Manager, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, Policy and Innovation 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 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:31 Oct 09, 2018 Jkt 247001 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 Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ 2018–19–16 CFM International S.A.: Amendment 39–19416; Docket No. FAA–2018–0855; Product Identifier 2018–NE–31–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective October 25, 2018. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to all CFM LEAP–1A23, –1A24, –1A24E1, –1A26, –1A26E1, –1A26CJ, –1A29, –1A29CJ, –1A30, –1A32, –1A33, –1A33B2, and –1A35A turbofan engines with full authority digital engine control (FADEC) software, part number (P/N) 2590M00P07, version L1A0510, or earlier, installed; and prognostic health monitoring (PHM) software, P/N 2784M64P01, version PL1A0510, or earlier, installed. (d) Subject Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 7600, Engine Controls. This AD was prompted by aborted takeoffs after engines did not advance to the desired takeoff fan speed due to icing in the pressure sensor line. We are issuing this AD to prevent icing in the pressure sensor lines and inaccurate pressure sensor readings. The unsafe condition, if not addressed, could result failure of one or more engines, loss of thrust control, and loss of the airplane. Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 $85 $6,970 (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Required Actions (1) Within 90 days after the effective date of this AD, remove FADEC software, P/N 2590M00P07, version L1A0510, or earlier; and PHM software, P/N 2784M64P01, version PL1A0510, or earlier, from the engine. (2) Before further flight after the removal of the FADEC and PHM software required by paragraph (g)(1), install FADEC and PHM software that is eligible for installation. After 90 days from the effective date of this AD, do not operate any engine with FADEC software, P/N 2590M00P07, version L1A0510, or earlier, installed; and PHM software, P/N 2784M64P01, version PL1A0510, or earlier, installed. (i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, ECO 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. You may email your request to: ANE-AD-AMOC@ 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. (j) Related Information For more information about this AD, contact Christopher McGuire, Aerospace Engineer, ECO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781– 238–7120; fax: 781–238–7199; email: chris.mcguire@faa.gov. (k) Material Incorporated by Reference (e) Unsafe Condition PO 00000 $0 Cost on U.S. operators (h) Installation Prohibition 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ § 39.13 Cost per product Parts cost Sfmt 9990 None. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on September 27, 2018. Robert J. Ganley, Manager, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2018–21508 Filed 10–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P E:\FR\FM\10OCR1.SGM 10OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 196 (Wednesday, October 10, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 50818-50820]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-21508]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2018-0855; Product Identifier 2018-NE-31-AD; Amendment 
39-19416; AD 2018-19-16]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; CFM International S.A. Turbofan Engines

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all CFM 
International S.A. (CFM) LEAP-1A23, -1A24, -1A24E1, -1A26, -1A26E1, -
1A26CJ, -1A29, -1A29CJ, -1A30, -1A32, -1A33, -1A33B2, and -1A35A 
turbofan engines with certain full authority digital engine control 
(FADEC) and prognostic health monitoring (PHM) software installed. This 
AD requires removing certain FADEC and PHM software and installing 
versions eligible for installation. This AD was prompted by aborted 
takeoffs after engines did not advance to the desired takeoff fan speed 
due to icing in the pressure sensor line. We are issuing this AD to 
address the unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: This AD is effective October 25, 2018.
    We must receive comments on this AD by November 26, 2018.

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ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 
11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
     Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    For service information identified in this final rule, contact CFM 
International Inc., Aviation Operations Center, 1 Neumann Way, M/D Room 
285, Cincinnati, OH 45125; phone: 877-432-3272; fax: 877-432-3329; 
email: [email protected]. You may view this service 
information at the 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. It is also 
available on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching 
for and locating Docket No. FAA-2018-0855.

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-
0855; 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 street address for the Docket Operations (phone: 
800-647-5527) is listed above. Comments will be available in the AD 
docket shortly after receipt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher McGuire, Aerospace 
Engineer, ECO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; 
phone: 781-238-7120; fax: 781-238-7199; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Discussion

    We received reports of six aborted takeoffs that occurred after 
engines did not advance to the desired takeoff fan speed. The aborted 
takeoffs happened on the first takeoff of the day after the airplane 
was exposed to sub-freezing temperatures for more than six hours. After 
further investigation, the operator found water and ice in the pressure 
sensor lines, which prevented the pressure sensor from accurately 
measuring the pressure. As a result, CFM improved the FADEC and PHM 
software to detect and accommodate pressure sensor line freezing. This 
condition, if not addressed, could result in icing in the pressure 
sensor lines and inaccurate pressure sensor readings, failure of one or 
more engines, loss of thrust control, and loss of the airplane. We are 
issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.

Related Service Information

    We reviewed CFM Service Bulletin (SB) LEAP-1A-73-00-0027-01A-930A-
D, Issue 001, dated July 30, 2018. The SB introduces new FADEC and PHM 
software and describes procedures for replacing the software.

FAA's Determination

    We are issuing this AD because we evaluated all the relevant 
information and determined the unsafe condition described previously is 
likely to exist or develop in other products of the same type design.

AD Requirements

    This AD requires removing certain FADEC and PHM software and 
installing software that is eligible for installation.

Differences Between the AD and the Service Information

    CFM SB LEAP-1A-73-00-0027-01A-930A-D, Issue 001, dated July 30, 
2018, recommends that you install the new FADEC and PHM software. This 
AD requires that you install the new FADEC and PHM software, and 
prohibits the use of earlier FADEC and PHM software versions.

Interim Action

    We consider this AD interim action. CFM is developing a 
modification that will address the unsafe condition identified in this 
AD. Once this modification is developed, approved, and available, we 
might consider additional rulemaking.

FAA's Justification and Determination of the Effective Date

    An unsafe condition exists that requires the immediate adoption of 
this AD without providing an opportunity for public comments prior to 
adoption. The FAA has found that the risk to the flying public 
justifies waiving notice and comment prior to adoption of this rule 
because the compliance time for the required action is shorter than the 
time necessary for the public to comment and for us to publish the 
final rule. The software must be removed and replaced within 90 days to 
ensure that icing does not develop in the pressure sensor lines on the 
affected engines. Therefore, we find good cause that notice and 
opportunity for prior public comment are impracticable. In addition, 
for the reasons stated above, we find that good cause exists for making 
this amendment effective in less than 30 days.

Comments Invited

    This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight 
safety and was not preceded by notice and an opportunity for public 
comment. However, we invite you to send any written data, views, or 
arguments about this final rule. Send your comments to an address 
listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include the docket number FAA-2018-
0855 and Product Identifier 2018-NE-31-AD at the beginning of your 
comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, 
economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this final rule. We will 
consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this 
final rule because of those comments.
    We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We 
will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we 
receive about this final rule.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD affects 82 engines installed on airplanes 
of U.S. registry.
    We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD:

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                                                 Estimated Costs
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                                                                                     Cost per      Cost on U.S.
                Action                         Labor cost           Parts cost        product        operators
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Software installation.................  1 work-hour x $85 per                 $0             $85          $6,970
                                         hour = $85.
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Authority for This Rulemaking

    Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA's authority to 
issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the 
authority of the FAA Administrator. ``Subtitle VII: Aviation Programs'' 
describes in more detail the scope of the Agency's authority.
    We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in 
Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: ``General 
requirements.'' Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with 
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing 
regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator 
finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within 
the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition 
that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this 
rulemaking action.
    This 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 engines, propellers, and 
associated appliances to the Manager, Engine and Propeller Standards 
Branch, Policy and Innovation 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 DOT Regulatory Policies and 
Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979),
    (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and
    (4) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or 
negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

Adoption of the Amendment

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

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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

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


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

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

2018-19-16 CFM International S.A.: Amendment 39-19416; Docket No. 
FAA-2018-0855; Product Identifier 2018-NE-31-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective October 25, 2018.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to all CFM LEAP-1A23, -1A24, -1A24E1, -1A26, -
1A26E1, -1A26CJ, -1A29, -1A29CJ, -1A30, -1A32, -1A33, -1A33B2, and -
1A35A turbofan engines with full authority digital engine control 
(FADEC) software, part number (P/N) 2590M00P07, version L1A0510, or 
earlier, installed; and prognostic health monitoring (PHM) software, 
P/N 2784M64P01, version PL1A0510, or earlier, installed.

(d) Subject

    Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 7600, Engine 
Controls.

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by aborted takeoffs after engines did not 
advance to the desired takeoff fan speed due to icing in the 
pressure sensor line. We are issuing this AD to prevent icing in the 
pressure sensor lines and inaccurate pressure sensor readings. The 
unsafe condition, if not addressed, could result failure of one or 
more engines, loss of thrust control, and loss of the airplane.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Required Actions

    (1) Within 90 days after the effective date of this AD, remove 
FADEC software, P/N 2590M00P07, version L1A0510, or earlier; and PHM 
software, P/N 2784M64P01, version PL1A0510, or earlier, from the 
engine.
    (2) Before further flight after the removal of the FADEC and PHM 
software required by paragraph (g)(1), install FADEC and PHM 
software that is eligible for installation.

(h) Installation Prohibition

    After 90 days from the effective date of this AD, do not operate 
any engine with FADEC software, P/N 2590M00P07, version L1A0510, or 
earlier, installed; and PHM software, P/N 2784M64P01, version 
PL1A0510, or earlier, installed.

(i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (1) The Manager, ECO 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. You may email your request 
to: [email protected].
    (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.

(j) Related Information

    For more information about this AD, contact Christopher McGuire, 
Aerospace Engineer, ECO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, 
Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781-238-7120; fax: 781-238-7199; email: 
[email protected].

(k) Material Incorporated by Reference

    None.

    Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on September 27, 2018.
Robert J. Ganley,
Manager, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-21508 Filed 10-9-18; 8:45 am]
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