Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes, 52120-52123 [2018-22275]

Download as PDF 52120 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 200 / Tuesday, October 16, 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): ■ 2018–20–18 Bombardier, Inc.: Amendment 39–19452; Docket No. FAA–2018–0449; Product Identifier 2018–NM–042–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective November 20, 2018. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC–8–400, –401, and –402 airplanes, certificated in any category, serial numbers 4001 and subsequent. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 27, Flight controls. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by a report of uncommanded deployment of the ground spoilers when the power levers were advanced for takeoff, which was caused by faulty switches in the power lever module. We are issuing this AD to address faulty switches in the power lever module, which could result in uncommanded deployment of the ground spoilers and a possible runway excursion. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Revision of Maintenance or Inspection Program Within 30 days after the effective date of this AD: Revise the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate the information specified in Certification Maintenance Requirements (CMR) Task 276000–110 of Q400 Dash 8 (Bombardier) Temporary Revision ALI–0173, dated March 14, 2017. (h) Initial Compliance Time The initial compliance time for doing the CMR Task 276000–110 specified in paragraph (g) of this AD is within 8,000 flight hours after the effective date of this AD. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 Oct 15, 2018 Jkt 247001 (i) No Alternative Actions or Intervals After the maintenance or inspection program has been revised as required by paragraph (g) 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 (j)(1) of this AD. (j) 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 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. (k) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF–2017–35, dated November 29, 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–2018–0449. (2) For more information about this AD, contact John P. DeLuca, Aerospace Engineer, Avionics and Administrative Services Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7369; fax 516– 794–5531; email 9-avs-nyaco-cos@faa.gov. (l) 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) Q400 Dash 8 (Bombardier) Temporary Revision ALI–0173, dated March 14, 2017. (ii) Reserved. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Bombardier, Inc., Q-Series PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Technical Help Desk, 123 Garratt Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario M3K 1Y5, Canada; telephone 416–375–4000; fax 416–375–4539; email thd.qseries@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 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 September 20, 2018. John P. Piccola, Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2018–22144 Filed 10–15–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0550; Product Identifier 2018–NM–024–AD; Amendment 39–19455; AD 2018–20–21] 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–600–2B16 (CL–604 Variants) airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of floodlight lamps found burned and the corresponding circuit breaker tripped as a result of fluid entering the cockpit floodlight fixtures. This AD requires installation of new gasket seals on floodlight fixtures. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective November 20, 2018. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of November 20, 2018. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, contact Bombardier, Inc., 400 Coˆte-Vertu Road West, Dorval, Que´bec H4S 1Y9, Canada; Widebody Customer Response Center North America toll-free telephone 1– SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16OCR1.SGM 16OCR1 52121 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 200 / Tuesday, October 16, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 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 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– 0550. 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– 0550; 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: Steven Dzierzynski, Aerospace Engineer, Avionics and Electrical Systems Services Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7367; 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–600–2B16 (CL–604 Variants) airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on June 22, 2018 (83 FR 29061). The NPRM was prompted by reports of floodlight lamps found burned and the corresponding circuit breaker tripped as a result of fluid entering the cockpit floodlight fixtures. The NPRM proposed to require installation of new gasket seals on floodlight fixtures. We are issuing this AD to address fluid entering the cockpit floodlight fixtures, which could cause short circuits and damage to electrical components, which may result in a fire in the cockpit. Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation authority for Canada, has issued Canadian AD CF–2016–40, dated December 15, 2016; and Canadian AD CF–2018–06, dated February 19, 2018; to correct an unsafe condition for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL–600–2B16 (CL–604 Variants) airplanes. Canadian AD CF–2016–40 and Canadian AD CF–2018–06 are referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI.’’ and locating Docket No. FAA–2018– 0550. Canadian AD CF–2016–40 states: Several operators have reported a burning odor and smoke emanating from the cockpit floodlights. Bombardier Aerospace (BA) has determined the cause to be fluid entering into the cockpit floodlight fixtures causing short circuits and damage to electrical components. If not corrected, this condition may result in a fire in the cockpit. This [Canadian] AD is issued to mandate the installation of a new gasket seal on the floodlight fixture. Canadian AD CF–2018–06 states: [Canadian] AD CF–2016–40, applicable to Bombardier Inc. model CL–600–2B16 (604 [CL–604 Variants serial numbers 5301 through 5665 inclusive] and 605 [CL–604 Variants serial numbers 5701 through 5988 inclusive] variants) aeroplanes, was issued to address the potential of water penetrating into cockpit floodlight fixtures. A similar condition exists on the CL–600–2B16 (650 variant [CL–604 Variants serial numbers 6050 through 6070 inclusive]) aeroplanes. This condition can cause short circuits and damage to electrical components, which may result in a fire in the cockpit. This [Canadian] AD mandates the installation of gasket seals on the pilot and co-pilot floodlight fixtures to prevent fluid from entering them. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for 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. Bombardier has issued the following service information: • Bombardier Service Bulletin 604– 33–007, Revision 02, dated October 2, 2017. • Bombardier Service Bulletin 605– 33–005, Revision 02, dated October 2, 2017. • Bombardier Service Bulletin 650– 33–001, Revision 03, dated October 2, 2017. The service information describes procedures to install new gasket seals on floodlight fixtures. These documents are distinct since they apply to different configurations of the same airplane model. 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 123 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD: ESTIMATED COSTS FOR REQUIRED ACTIONS Labor cost Parts cost amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES Up to 2 work-hours × $85 per hour = Up to $170 .................................. According to the manufacturer, some or all of the costs of this AD may be covered under warranty, thereby reducing the cost impact on affected VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 Oct 15, 2018 Jkt 247001 Cost per product $0 Up to $170 ...................................... individuals. We do not control warranty coverage for affected individuals. As a result, we have included all known costs in our cost estimate. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Cost on U.S. operators Up to $20,910. Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, E:\FR\FM\16OCR1.SGM 16OCR1 52122 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 200 / Tuesday, October 16, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 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. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 Oct 15, 2018 Jkt 247001 the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 650–33–001, Revision 03, dated October 2, 2017. PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES (h) Credit for Previous Actions 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): ■ 2018–20–21 Bombardier, Inc.: Amendment 39–19455; Docket No. FAA–2018–0550; Product Identifier 2018–NM–024–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective November 20, 2018. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL–600–2B16 (CL–604 Variants) airplanes, certificated in any category, serial numbers 5301 through 5665 inclusive, 5701 through 5988 inclusive, and 6050 through 6070 inclusive. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 33, Lights. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by reports of floodlight lamps found burned and the corresponding circuit breaker tripped as a result of fluid entering the cockpit floodlight fixtures. We are issuing this AD to address fluid entering the cockpit floodlight fixtures, which could cause short circuits and damage to electrical components, which may result in a fire in the cockpit. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Required Actions (1) For airplanes identified in Bombardier Service Bulletin 604–33–007, Revision 02, dated October 2, 2017: Within 38 months after the effective date of this AD, install new gasket seals in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 604–33–007, Revision 02, dated October 2, 2017. (2) For airplanes identified in Bombardier Service Bulletin 605–33–005, Revision 02, dated October 2, 2017: Within 38 months after the effective date of this AD, install new gasket seals in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 605–33–005, Revision 02, dated October 2, 2017. (3) For airplanes identified in Bombardier Service Bulletin 650–33–001, Revision 03, dated October 2, 2017: Within 38 months after the effective date of this AD, install new gasket seals, Modification Summary 600– 6537, in accordance with the PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (1) This paragraph provides credit for actions required by (g)(1), if those actions were performed before the effective date using Bombardier Service Bulletin 604–33– 007, dated September 29, 2015; or Bombardier Service Bulletin 604–33–007, Revision 01, dated November 30, 2015. (2) This paragraph provides credit for actions required by (g)(2), if those actions were performed before the effective date using Bombardier Service Bulletin 605–33– 005, dated September 29, 2015; or Bombardier Service Bulletin 605–33–005, Revision 01, dated November 30, 2015. (3) This paragraph provides credit for actions required by (g)(3), if those actions were performed before the effective date using the service information specified in paragraphs (h)(3)(i), (h)(3)(ii), or (h)(3)(iii) of this AD. (i) Bombardier Service Bulletin 650–33– 001, dated October 1, 2015. (ii) Bombardier Service Bulletin 650–33– 001, Revision 01, dated November 30, 2015. (iii) Bombardier Service Bulletin 650–33– 001, Revision 02, dated March 11, 2016. (i) 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 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. (j) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) Canadian AD CF–2016–40, dated December 15, 2016; and Canadian AD CF–2018–06, dated February 19, 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–2018–0550. E:\FR\FM\16OCR1.SGM 16OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 200 / Tuesday, October 16, 2018 / Rules and Regulations (2) For more information about this AD, contact Steven Dzierzynski, Aerospace Engineer, Avionics and Electrical Systems Services Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228– 7367; fax 516–794–5531; email 9-avs-nyacocos@faa.gov. (3) Service information identified in this AD that is not incorporated by reference is available at the addresses specified in paragraphs (k)(3) and (k)(4) of this AD. (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 this AD specifies otherwise. (i) Bombardier Service Bulletin 604–33– 007, Revision 02, dated October 2, 2017. (ii) Bombardier Service Bulletin 605–33– 005, Revision 02, dated October 2, 2017. (iii) Bombardier Service Bulletin 650–33– 001, Revision 03, dated October 2, 2017. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Bombardier, Inc., 400 CoˆteVertu Road West, Dorval, Que´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 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 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 September 27, 2018. John P. Piccola, Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2018–22275 Filed 10–15–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0366; Product Identifier 2017–NM–166–AD; Amendment 39–19448; AD 2018–20–14] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; ATR–GIE Avions de Transport Re´gional Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain ATR–GIE Avions de Transport Re´gional Model ATR42–500 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new and/or more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective November 20, 2018. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of November 20, 2018. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, contact ATR–GIE Avions de Transport Re´gional, 1, Alle´e Pierre Nadot, 31712 Blagnac Cedex, France; telephone +33 (0) 5 62 21 62 21; fax +33 (0) 5 62 21 67 18; email continued.airworthiness@atraircraft.com; internet http://www.atraircraft.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– 0366. SUMMARY: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD 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– 0366; 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 Oct 15, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 52123 the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The address for Docket Operations (phone: 800–647–5527) is Docket Operations, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shahram Daneshmandi, Aerospace Engineer, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone 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 all ATR–GIE Avions de Transport Re´gional Model ATR42–500 airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on May 8, 2018 (83 FR 20748). The NPRM was prompted by a determination that more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations are necessary. The NPRM proposed to require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new and/ or more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are issuing this AD to address reduced structural integrity 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 Airworthiness Directive 2017–0222R1, dated December 15, 2017 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for ATR–GIE Avions de Transport Re´gional Model ATR42–500 airplanes. The MCAI states: The airworthiness limitations and certification maintenance requirements (CMR) for ATR aeroplanes, which are approved by EASA, are currently defined and published in the ATR42–400/–500 Time Limits (TL) document. These instructions have been identified as mandatory for continued airworthiness. Failure to accomplish these instructions could result in an unsafe condition [i.e., reduced structural integrity of the airplane]. Consequently, ATR published Revision 11 Temporary revision 01 of the ATR42–400/ –500 TL document, which contains new and/ or more restrictive CMRs and airworthiness limitations tasks. For the reasons described above, this [EASA] AD requires accomplishment of the actions specified in the ATR42–400/–500 TL document Revision 11 Temporary revision E:\FR\FM\16OCR1.SGM 16OCR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2018-0550; Product Identifier 2018-NM-024-AD; Amendment 
39-19455; AD 2018-20-21]
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-600-2B16 (CL-604 Variants) airplanes. This 
AD was prompted by reports of floodlight lamps found burned and the 
corresponding circuit breaker tripped as a result of fluid entering the 
cockpit floodlight fixtures. This AD requires installation of new 
gasket seals on floodlight fixtures. We are issuing this AD to address 
the unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: This AD is effective November 20, 2018.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of November 20, 
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-

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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 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-2018-0550.

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-
0550; 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: Steven Dzierzynski, Aerospace 
Engineer, Avionics and Electrical Systems Services Section, FAA, New 
York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; 
telephone 516-228-7367; 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-600-2B16 (CL-604 Variants) airplanes. The NPRM published in 
the Federal Register on June 22, 2018 (83 FR 29061). The NPRM was 
prompted by reports of floodlight lamps found burned and the 
corresponding circuit breaker tripped as a result of fluid entering the 
cockpit floodlight fixtures. The NPRM proposed to require installation 
of new gasket seals on floodlight fixtures.
    We are issuing this AD to address fluid entering the cockpit 
floodlight fixtures, which could cause short circuits and damage to 
electrical components, which may result in a fire in the cockpit.
    Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation 
authority for Canada, has issued Canadian AD CF-2016-40, dated December 
15, 2016; and Canadian AD CF-2018-06, dated February 19, 2018; to 
correct an unsafe condition for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-
2B16 (CL-604 Variants) airplanes. Canadian AD CF-2016-40 and Canadian 
AD CF-2018-06 are referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing 
Airworthiness Information, or ``the MCAI.''

    Canadian AD CF-2016-40 states:
    Several operators have reported a burning odor and smoke 
emanating from the cockpit floodlights. Bombardier Aerospace (BA) 
has determined the cause to be fluid entering into the cockpit 
floodlight fixtures causing short circuits and damage to electrical 
components. If not corrected, this condition may result in a fire in 
the cockpit.
    This [Canadian] AD is issued to mandate the installation of a 
new gasket seal on the floodlight fixture.
    Canadian AD CF-2018-06 states:
    [Canadian] AD CF-2016-40, applicable to Bombardier Inc. model 
CL-600-2B16 (604 [CL-604 Variants serial numbers 5301 through 5665 
inclusive] and 605 [CL-604 Variants serial numbers 5701 through 5988 
inclusive] variants) aeroplanes, was issued to address the potential 
of water penetrating into cockpit floodlight fixtures. A similar 
condition exists on the CL-600-2B16 (650 variant [CL-604 Variants 
serial numbers 6050 through 6070 inclusive]) aeroplanes. This 
condition can cause short circuits and damage to electrical 
components, which may result in a fire in the cockpit.
    This [Canadian] AD mandates the installation of gasket seals on 
the pilot and co-pilot floodlight fixtures to prevent fluid from 
entering them.

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-
0550.

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

    Bombardier has issued the following service information:
     Bombardier Service Bulletin 604-33-007, Revision 02, dated 
October 2, 2017.
     Bombardier Service Bulletin 605-33-005, Revision 02, dated 
October 2, 2017.
     Bombardier Service Bulletin 650-33-001, Revision 03, dated 
October 2, 2017.
    The service information describes procedures to install new gasket 
seals on floodlight fixtures. These documents are distinct since they 
apply to different configurations of the same airplane model. 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 123 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 2 work-hours x $85 per hour = Up              $0  Up to $170...............  Up to $20,910.
 to $170.
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    According to the manufacturer, some or all of the costs of this AD 
may be covered under warranty, thereby reducing the cost impact on 
affected individuals. We do not control warranty coverage for affected 
individuals. As a result, we have included all known costs in our cost 
estimate.

Authority for This Rulemaking

    Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA's authority to 
issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I,

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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

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):

2018-20-21 Bombardier, Inc.: Amendment 39-19455; Docket No. FAA-
2018-0550; Product Identifier 2018-NM-024-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective November 20, 2018.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B16 
(CL-604 Variants) airplanes, certificated in any category, serial 
numbers 5301 through 5665 inclusive, 5701 through 5988 inclusive, 
and 6050 through 6070 inclusive.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 33, Lights.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by reports of floodlight lamps found burned 
and the corresponding circuit breaker tripped as a result of fluid 
entering the cockpit floodlight fixtures. We are issuing this AD to 
address fluid entering the cockpit floodlight fixtures, which could 
cause short circuits and damage to electrical components, which may 
result in a fire in the cockpit.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Required Actions

    (1) For airplanes identified in Bombardier Service Bulletin 604-
33-007, Revision 02, dated October 2, 2017: Within 38 months after 
the effective date of this AD, install new gasket seals in 
accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier 
Service Bulletin 604-33-007, Revision 02, dated October 2, 2017.
    (2) For airplanes identified in Bombardier Service Bulletin 605-
33-005, Revision 02, dated October 2, 2017: Within 38 months after 
the effective date of this AD, install new gasket seals in 
accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier 
Service Bulletin 605-33-005, Revision 02, dated October 2, 2017.
    (3) For airplanes identified in Bombardier Service Bulletin 650-
33-001, Revision 03, dated October 2, 2017: Within 38 months after 
the effective date of this AD, install new gasket seals, 
Modification Summary 600-6537, in accordance with the Accomplishment 
Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 650-33-001, Revision 03, 
dated October 2, 2017.

(h) Credit for Previous Actions

    (1) This paragraph provides credit for actions required by 
(g)(1), if those actions were performed before the effective date 
using Bombardier Service Bulletin 604-33-007, dated September 29, 
2015; or Bombardier Service Bulletin 604-33-007, Revision 01, dated 
November 30, 2015.
    (2) This paragraph provides credit for actions required by 
(g)(2), if those actions were performed before the effective date 
using Bombardier Service Bulletin 605-33-005, dated September 29, 
2015; or Bombardier Service Bulletin 605-33-005, Revision 01, dated 
November 30, 2015.
    (3) This paragraph provides credit for actions required by 
(g)(3), if those actions were performed before the effective date 
using the service information specified in paragraphs (h)(3)(i), 
(h)(3)(ii), or (h)(3)(iii) of this AD.
    (i) Bombardier Service Bulletin 650-33-001, dated October 1, 
2015.
    (ii) Bombardier Service Bulletin 650-33-001, Revision 01, dated 
November 30, 2015.
    (iii) Bombardier Service Bulletin 650-33-001, Revision 02, dated 
March 11, 2016.

(i) 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 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.

(j) Related Information

    (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information 
(MCAI) Canadian AD CF-2016-40, dated December 15, 2016; and Canadian 
AD CF-2018-06, dated February 19, 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-
2018-0550.

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    (2) For more information about this AD, contact Steven 
Dzierzynski, Aerospace Engineer, Avionics and Electrical Systems 
Services Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, 
Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516-228-7367; 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 (k)(3) and (k)(4) of this AD.

(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 this AD specifies otherwise.
    (i) Bombardier Service Bulletin 604-33-007, Revision 02, dated 
October 2, 2017.
    (ii) Bombardier Service Bulletin 605-33-005, Revision 02, dated 
October 2, 2017.
    (iii) Bombardier Service Bulletin 650-33-001, Revision 03, dated 
October 2, 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 September 27, 2018.
John P. Piccola,
Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-22275 Filed 10-15-18; 8:45 am]
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