Airworthiness Directives; C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP) (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes, 63397-63399 [2018-26473]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 236 / Monday, December 10, 2018 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0799; Product Identifier 2018–NM–117–AD; Amendment 39–19515; AD 2018–25–04] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP) (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: Discussion We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP) Model BD–500–1A10 and BD– 500–1A11 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of dislodged cargo compartment blowout panels. This AD requires repetitive inspections for any dislodged blow-out panel in the forward and aft cargo compartments, reporting of the inspection findings, and reinstallation if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective January 14, 2019. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publication listed in this AD as of January 14, 2019. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, contact Bombardier, Inc., 400 Coˆte Vertu Road West, Dorval, Que´bec H4S 1Y9, Canada; telephone 514–855–5000; fax 514–855– 7401; email thd.crj@ 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– 0799. SUMMARY: 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– 0799; 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:14 Dec 07, 2018 Jkt 247001 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: Darren Gassetto, Aerospace Engineer, Mechanical Systems and Admin Services Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7323; fax 516 794 5531; email 9-avs-nyaco-cos@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to certain C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP) Model BD–500–1A10 and BD–500–1A11 airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on September 19, 2018 (83 FR 47315). The NPRM was prompted by reports of dislodged cargo compartment blowout panels. The NPRM proposed to require repetitive inspections for any dislodged blow-out panel in the forward and aft cargo compartments, reporting of the inspection findings, and reinstallation if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address dislodged cargo compartment blow-out panels, which could result in openings in the forward and aft cargo compartments. In the event of a cargo compartment fire, these unintended openings in the forward and aft cargo compartments would provide a path for smoke, fire, and Halon to enter the adjacent equipment bays, flight deck, and passenger cabin, which could delay smoke detection in the forward and aft cargo compartments and result in the forward and aft cargo compartments not being able to maintain the Halon concentration required for fire suppression. The cargo compartment fire may become uncontrollable if this condition is not addressed, which could result in the loss of controllability of the airplane. Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation authority for Canada, has issued Canadian AD CF–2018–15, dated June 6, 2018 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for certain C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP) Model BD–500–1A10 and BD–500–1A11 airplanes. The MCAI states: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 63397 Multiple events of dislodged cargo compartment blow-out panels have been reported in-service. It was determined that these events were caused by baggage impacting the cargo panel cage, or the cargo compartment liner below the cargo panel cage, during baggage loading and unloading on the ground, or during flight due to shifting luggage. Dislodged cargo compartment blow-out panels create openings in the forward and aft cargo compartments. In the event of a cargo compartment fire, these unintended openings in the forward and aft cargo compartments would provide a path for smoke, fire, and Halon to enter the adjacent equipment bays, flight deck, and passenger cabin, which could delay smoke detection in the forward and aft cargo compartments and result in the forward and aft cargo compartments not being able to maintain Halon concentration required for fire suppression. The cargo compartment fire may become uncontrollable if this condition is not corrected. This [TCCA] AD mandates repetitive [detailed] inspections of the affected forward and aft cargo compartment blow-out panels, and reporting of inspection findings where dislodged blow-out panels have been found [and re-installation of dislodged blow-out panels]. 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 0799. 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. Change to Product Name The type certificate holder for Model BD–500–1A10 and BD–500–1A11 airplanes has changed from ‘‘Bombardier, Inc.,’’ to ‘‘C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP).’’ We have revised this AD accordingly. Conclusion We reviewed the relevant data and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting this final rule with the change described previously and minor editorial changes. We have determined that these minor changes: • Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM for addressing the unsafe condition; and • Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already proposed in the NPRM. We also determined that these changes will not increase the economic burden on any operator or increase the scope of this final rule. E:\FR\FM\10DER1.SGM 10DER1 63398 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 236 / Monday, December 10, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 dislodged blow-out panel in the forward and aft cargo compartments. Bombardier has issued C Series Data Module BD500–A–J50–10–01–00AAA– 521A–A, ‘‘Decompression panels dislodging—Return to basic configuration,’’ Issue 002, dated May 16, 2018. This service information describes procedures for re-installation of dislodged forward and aft cargo compartment blow-out panels. Bombardier has issued C Series Data Module BD500–A–J50–10–01–01AAA– 310B–A, ‘‘Forward and aft cargo compartment blow-out panels—Visual check,’’ Issue 002, dated May 16, 2018. This service information describes procedures for an inspection for any 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 affects 21 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD: ESTIMATED COSTS FOR REQUIRED ACTIONS Labor cost Parts cost Cost per product Cost on U.S. operators 1 work-hour × $85 per hour = $85 .............................................................................................. $0 $85 $1,785 We estimate the following costs to do any necessary on-condition action that would be required based on the results of any required actions. We have no way of determining the number of aircraft that might need this on-condition action: ESTIMATED COSTS OF ON-CONDITION ACTIONS Labor cost Parts cost Cost per product 2 work-hours × $85 per hour = $170 .... $0 $170 We estimate that it would take about 1 work-hour per product to comply with the on-condition reporting requirement in this AD. The average labor rate is $85 per hour. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of reporting the inspection results on U.S. operators to be $85 per product. Paperwork Reduction Act A federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection of information displays a current valid OMB control number. The control number for the collection of information required by this AD is 2120–0056. The paperwork cost associated with this AD has been detailed in the Costs of Compliance section of this document and includes time for reviewing instructions, as well as completing and reviewing the collection of information. Therefore, all reporting associated with this AD is mandatory. Comments concerning the accuracy of this burden and suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to the FAA at 800 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:14 Dec 07, 2018 Jkt 247001 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20591, ATTN: Information Collection Clearance Officer, AES–200. Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII: Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the Agency’s authority. We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: ‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. This AD is issued in accordance with authority delegated by the Executive Director, Aircraft Certification Service, as authorized by FAA Order 8000.51C. In accordance with that order, issuance of ADs is normally a function of the Compliance and Airworthiness Division, but during this transition period, the Executive Director has delegated the authority to issue ADs applicable to transport category airplanes 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 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979), (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and (4) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ 2018–25–04 C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP) (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.): Amendment 39–19515; Docket No. FAA–2018–0799; Product Identifier 2018–NM–117–AD. E:\FR\FM\10DER1.SGM 10DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 236 / Monday, December 10, 2018 / Rules and Regulations (a) Effective Date This AD is effective January 14, 2019. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP) (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.) airplanes, certificated in any category, identified in paragraphs (c)(1) and (c)(2) of this AD. (1) Model BD–500–1A10 airplanes, serial numbers 50001 and subsequent, equipped with blow-out panel part number D762213– 503, D762216–505, or D762209–503. (2) Model BD–500–1A11 airplanes, serial numbers 55001 and subsequent, equipped with blow-out panel part number D762213– 503, D762216–505, or D762209–503. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 50, Cargo and accessory compartment. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by reports of dislodged cargo compartment blow-out panels. We are issuing this AD to address this condition, which could result in openings in the forward and aft cargo compartments. In the event of a cargo compartment fire, these unintended openings in the forward and aft cargo compartments would provide a path for smoke, fire, and Halon to enter the adjacent equipment bays, flight deck, and passenger cabin, which could delay smoke detection in the forward and aft cargo compartments and result in the forward and aft cargo compartments not being able to maintain the Halon concentration required for fire suppression. The cargo compartment fire may become uncontrollable if this condition is not addressed, which could result in the loss of controllability of the airplane. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Repetitive Inspections of the Forward and Aft Cargo Compartment Blow-Out Panels and Re-Installation Within 7 days or 50 flight cycles, whichever occurs first, after the effective date of this AD, do a detailed inspection for any dislodged blow-out panel in the forward and aft cargo compartments, in accordance with C Series (Bombardier) Data Module BD500– A–J50–10–01–01AAA–310B–A, ‘‘Forward and aft cargo compartment blow-out panels— Visual check,’’ Issue 002, dated May 16, 2018. Re-install all dislodged forward and aft cargo compartment blow-out panels before further flight, in accordance with C Series (Bombardier) Data Module BD500–A–J50– 10–01–00AAA–521A–A, ‘‘Decompression panels dislodging—Return to basic configuration,’’ Issue 002, dated May 16, 2018. Thereafter, at intervals not to exceed 100 flight cycles, repeat the detailed inspection for any dislodged blow-out panel in the forward and aft cargo compartments. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:14 Dec 07, 2018 Jkt 247001 (h) Reporting If any blow-out panel in the forward or aft cargo compartments is found dislodged during any inspection required by paragraph (g) of this AD, at the applicable time specified in paragraph (h)(1) or (h)(2) of this AD, report findings to the Bombardier customer response center (CRC) via email: crc_cseries@aero.bombardier.com. Reportable findings include the airplane serial number on which any dislodged blowout panel was found, the date of inspection, and the part number and location of each dislodged blow-out panel. (1) If the inspection was done on or after the effective date of this AD: Submit the report within 30 days after the inspection. (2) If the inspection was done before the effective date of this AD: Submit the report within 30 days after the effective date of this AD. (i) Paperwork Reduction Act Burden Statement A federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection of information displays a current valid OMB Control Number. The OMB Control Number for this information collection is 2120–0056. Public reporting for this collection of information is estimated to be approximately 1 hour per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, completing and reviewing the collection of information. All responses to this collection of information are mandatory. Comments concerning the accuracy of this burden and suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to the FAA at: 800 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20591, Attn: Information Collection Clearance Officer, AES–200. (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 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 63399 (TCCA); or C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership’s (CSALP’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 AD CF–2018–15, dated June 6, 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–2018–0799. (2) For more information about this AD, contact Darren Gassetto, Aerospace Engineer, Mechanical Systems and Admin Services Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7323; 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) C Series (Bombardier) Data Module BD500–A–J50–10–01–00AAA–521A–A, ‘‘Decompression panels dislodging—Return to basic configuration,’’ Issue 002, dated May 16, 2018. (ii) C Series (Bombardier) Data Module BD500–A–J50–10–01–01AAA–310B–A, ‘‘Forward and aft cargo compartment blowout panels—Visual check,’’ Issue 002, dated May 16, 2018. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Bombardier, Inc., 400 Coˆte Vertu Road West, Dorval, Que´bec H4S 1Y9, Canada; telephone 514–855–5000; fax 514– 855–7401; email thd.crj@ 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 November 23, 2018. John P. Piccola, Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2018–26473 Filed 12–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P E:\FR\FM\10DER1.SGM 10DER1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2018-0799; Product Identifier 2018-NM-117-AD; Amendment 
39-19515; AD 2018-25-04]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership 
(CSALP) (Type Certificate Previously Held by 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 
C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP) Model BD-500-1A10 and BD-
500-1A11 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of dislodged cargo 
compartment blowout panels. This AD requires repetitive inspections for 
any dislodged blow-out panel in the forward and aft cargo compartments, 
reporting of the inspection findings, and reinstallation if necessary. 
We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these 
products.

DATES: This AD is effective January 14, 2019.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publication listed in this AD as of January 14, 
2019.

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; telephone 514-855-5000; 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-
0799.

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-
0799; 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: Darren Gassetto, Aerospace Engineer, 
Mechanical Systems and Admin Services Section, FAA, New York ACO 
Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 
516-228-7323; 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 C Series Aircraft 
Limited Partnership (CSALP) Model BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 
airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on September 19, 
2018 (83 FR 47315). The NPRM was prompted by reports of dislodged cargo 
compartment blowout panels. The NPRM proposed to require repetitive 
inspections for any dislodged blow-out panel in the forward and aft 
cargo compartments, reporting of the inspection findings, and 
reinstallation if necessary.
    We are issuing this AD to address dislodged cargo compartment blow-
out panels, which could result in openings in the forward and aft cargo 
compartments. In the event of a cargo compartment fire, these 
unintended openings in the forward and aft cargo compartments would 
provide a path for smoke, fire, and Halon to enter the adjacent 
equipment bays, flight deck, and passenger cabin, which could delay 
smoke detection in the forward and aft cargo compartments and result in 
the forward and aft cargo compartments not being able to maintain the 
Halon concentration required for fire suppression. The cargo 
compartment fire may become uncontrollable if this condition is not 
addressed, which could result in the loss of controllability of the 
airplane.
    Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation 
authority for Canada, has issued Canadian AD CF-2018-15, dated June 6, 
2018 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness 
Information, or ``the MCAI''), to correct an unsafe condition for 
certain C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP) Model BD-500-1A10 
and BD-500-1A11 airplanes. The MCAI states:

    Multiple events of dislodged cargo compartment blow-out panels 
have been reported in-service. It was determined that these events 
were caused by baggage impacting the cargo panel cage, or the cargo 
compartment liner below the cargo panel cage, during baggage loading 
and unloading on the ground, or during flight due to shifting 
luggage.
    Dislodged cargo compartment blow-out panels create openings in 
the forward and aft cargo compartments. In the event of a cargo 
compartment fire, these unintended openings in the forward and aft 
cargo compartments would provide a path for smoke, fire, and Halon 
to enter the adjacent equipment bays, flight deck, and passenger 
cabin, which could delay smoke detection in the forward and aft 
cargo compartments and result in the forward and aft cargo 
compartments not being able to maintain Halon concentration required 
for fire suppression. The cargo compartment fire may become 
uncontrollable if this condition is not corrected.
    This [TCCA] AD mandates repetitive [detailed] inspections of the 
affected forward and aft cargo compartment blow-out panels, and 
reporting of inspection findings where dislodged blow-out panels 
have been found [and re-installation of dislodged blow-out panels].

    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 
0799.

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.

Change to Product Name

    The type certificate holder for Model BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 
airplanes has changed from ``Bombardier, Inc.,'' to ``C Series Aircraft 
Limited Partnership (CSALP).'' We have revised this AD accordingly.

Conclusion

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

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Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    Bombardier has issued C Series Data Module BD500-A-J50-10-01-01AAA-
310B-A, ``Forward and aft cargo compartment blow-out panels--Visual 
check,'' Issue 002, dated May 16, 2018. This service information 
describes procedures for an inspection for any dislodged blow-out panel 
in the forward and aft cargo compartments.
    Bombardier has issued C Series Data Module BD500-A-J50-10-01-00AAA-
521A-A, ``Decompression panels dislodging--Return to basic 
configuration,'' Issue 002, dated May 16, 2018. This service 
information describes procedures for re-installation of dislodged 
forward and aft cargo compartment blow-out panels.
    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 affects 21 airplanes of U.S. registry. We 
estimate the following costs to comply with this AD:

                                      Estimated Costs for Required Actions
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                                                                                    Cost per       Cost on U.S.
                          Labor cost                              Parts cost        product         operators
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1 work-hour x $85 per hour = $85.............................              $0              $85           $1,785
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    We estimate the following costs to do any necessary on-condition 
action that would be required based on the results of any required 
actions. We have no way of determining the number of aircraft that 
might need this on-condition action:

                 Estimated Costs of On-Condition Actions
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                                                               Cost per
                   Labor cost                     Parts cost    product
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2 work-hours x $85 per hour = $170..............         $0        $170
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    We estimate that it would take about 1 work-hour per product to 
comply with the on-condition reporting requirement in this AD. The 
average labor rate is $85 per hour. Based on these figures, we estimate 
the cost of reporting the inspection results on U.S. operators to be 
$85 per product.

Paperwork Reduction Act

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

Authority for This Rulemaking

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

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

2018-25-04 C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP) (Type 
Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.): Amendment 39-
19515; Docket No. FAA-2018-0799; Product Identifier 2018-NM-117-AD.

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(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective January 14, 2019.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP) 
(Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.) airplanes, 
certificated in any category, identified in paragraphs (c)(1) and 
(c)(2) of this AD.
    (1) Model BD-500-1A10 airplanes, serial numbers 50001 and 
subsequent, equipped with blow-out panel part number D762213-503, 
D762216-505, or D762209-503.
    (2) Model BD-500-1A11 airplanes, serial numbers 55001 and 
subsequent, equipped with blow-out panel part number D762213-503, 
D762216-505, or D762209-503.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 50, Cargo and 
accessory compartment.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by reports of dislodged cargo compartment 
blow-out panels. We are issuing this AD to address this condition, 
which could result in openings in the forward and aft cargo 
compartments. In the event of a cargo compartment fire, these 
unintended openings in the forward and aft cargo compartments would 
provide a path for smoke, fire, and Halon to enter the adjacent 
equipment bays, flight deck, and passenger cabin, which could delay 
smoke detection in the forward and aft cargo compartments and result 
in the forward and aft cargo compartments not being able to maintain 
the Halon concentration required for fire suppression. The cargo 
compartment fire may become uncontrollable if this condition is not 
addressed, which could result in the loss of controllability of the 
airplane.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Repetitive Inspections of the Forward and Aft Cargo Compartment 
Blow-Out Panels and Re-Installation

    Within 7 days or 50 flight cycles, whichever occurs first, after 
the effective date of this AD, do a detailed inspection for any 
dislodged blow-out panel in the forward and aft cargo compartments, 
in accordance with C Series (Bombardier) Data Module BD500-A-J50-10-
01-01AAA-310B-A, ``Forward and aft cargo compartment blow-out 
panels--Visual check,'' Issue 002, dated May 16, 2018. Re-install 
all dislodged forward and aft cargo compartment blow-out panels 
before further flight, in accordance with C Series (Bombardier) Data 
Module BD500-A-J50-10-01-00AAA-521A-A, ``Decompression panels 
dislodging--Return to basic configuration,'' Issue 002, dated May 
16, 2018. Thereafter, at intervals not to exceed 100 flight cycles, 
repeat the detailed inspection for any dislodged blow-out panel in 
the forward and aft cargo compartments.

(h) Reporting

    If any blow-out panel in the forward or aft cargo compartments 
is found dislodged during any inspection required by paragraph (g) 
of this AD, at the applicable time specified in paragraph (h)(1) or 
(h)(2) of this AD, report findings to the Bombardier customer 
response center (CRC) via email: [email protected]. 
Reportable findings include the airplane serial number on which any 
dislodged blow-out panel was found, the date of inspection, and the 
part number and location of each dislodged blow-out panel.
    (1) If the inspection was done on or after the effective date of 
this AD: Submit the report within 30 days after the inspection.
    (2) If the inspection was done before the effective date of this 
AD: Submit the report within 30 days after the effective date of 
this AD.

(i) Paperwork Reduction Act Burden Statement

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

(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 C Series 
Aircraft Limited Partnership's (CSALP'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 AD CF-2018-15, dated June 6, 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-2018-0799.
    (2) For more information about this AD, contact Darren Gassetto, 
Aerospace Engineer, Mechanical Systems and Admin Services Section, 
FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, 
NY 11590; telephone 516-228-7323; fax 516 794 5531; email [email protected].

(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) C Series (Bombardier) Data Module BD500-A-J50-10-01-00AAA-
521A-A, ``Decompression panels dislodging--Return to basic 
configuration,'' Issue 002, dated May 16, 2018.
    (ii) C Series (Bombardier) Data Module BD500-A-J50-10-01-01AAA-
310B-A, ``Forward and aft cargo compartment blow-out panels--Visual 
check,'' Issue 002, dated May 16, 2018.
    (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; telephone 514-855-5000; 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 November 23, 2018.
John P. Piccola,
Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-26473 Filed 12-7-18; 8:45 am]
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