Special Conditions: Airbus Model A330-200, A330-200F, A330-300 and A330-900 Series Airplanes; Electronic System Security Protection From Unauthorized External Access, 66086-66088 [2018-27817]

Download as PDF 66086 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 26, 2018 / Rules and Regulations These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards. Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on December 12, 2018. Victor Wicklund, Manager, Transport Standards Branch, Policy and Innovation Division, Aircraft Certification Service. Applicability BILLING CODE 4910–13–P As discussed above, these special conditions are applicable to the Airbus Model A330–200, A330–200F, A330– 300, and A330–900 series airplanes. Should Airbus apply at a later date for a change to the type certificate to include another model incorporating the same novel or unusual design feature, these special conditions would apply to that model as well. Conclusion This action affects only a certain novel or unusual design feature on Airbus Model A330–200, A330–200F, A330–300, and A330–900 series airplanes. It is not a rule of general applicability. The authority citation for these special conditions is as follows: Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40113, 44701, 44702, 44704. The Special Conditions amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES 14 CFR Part 25 [Docket No. FAA–2018–1053; Special Conditions No. 25–739–SC] Special Conditions: Airbus Model A330–200, A330–200F, A330–300 and A330–900 Series Airplanes; Electronic System Security Protection From Unauthorized External Access These special conditions are issued for the Airbus Model A330–200, A330–200F, A330–300, and A330–900 series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. This design feature is airplane electronic systems and networks that allow access from external sources (e.g., wireless devices, internet connectivity) to the airplane’s internal electronic components. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards. DATES: This action is effective on Airbus on December 26, 2018. Send comments on or before February 11, 2019. ADDRESSES: Send comments identified by Docket No. FAA–2018–1053 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRegulations Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M–30, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W12–140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001. SUMMARY: Authority Citation Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the following special conditions are issued as part of the type certification basis for Airbus Model A330–200, A330–200F, A330–300, and A330–900 series airplanes. 1. The applicant must ensure that the design provides isolation from, or airplane electronic system security protection against, access by unauthorized sources internal to the airplane. The design must prevent inadvertent and malicious changes to, and all adverse impacts upon, airplane equipment, systems, networks, or other assets required for safe flight and operations. 2. The applicant must establish appropriate procedures to allow the operator to ensure that continued airworthiness of the aircraft is maintained, including all post type certification modifications that may have an impact on the approved electronic system security safeguards. Jkt 247001 Federal Aviation Administration Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final special conditions; request for comments. Aircraft, Aviation safety, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. 16:56 Dec 21, 2018 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AGENCY: List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 25 VerDate Sep<11>2014 [FR Doc. 2018–27818 Filed 12–21–18; 8:45 am] PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 • Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202–493–2251. Privacy: The FAA will post all comments it receives, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov/, including any personal information the commenter provides. Using the search function of the docket website, anyone can find and read the electronic form of all comments received into any FAA docket, including the name of the individual sending the comment (or signing the comment for an association, business, labor union, etc.). DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement can be found in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–19478). Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at http://www.regulations.gov/ at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or go to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thuan Nguyen, Airplane and Flight Crew Interface Section, AIR–671, Transport Standards Branch, Policy and Innovation Division, Aircraft Certification Service, Federal Aviation Administration, 2200 South 216th Street, Des Moines, Washington 98198; telephone and fax 206–231–3365; email Thuan.T.Nguyen@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The substance of these special conditions has been published in the Federal Register for public comment in several prior instances with no substantive comments received. Therefore, the FAA has determined that prior public notice and comment are unnecessary, and finds that, for the same reason, good cause exists for adopting these special conditions upon publication in the Federal Register. Comments Invited We invite interested people to take part in this rulemaking by sending written comments, data, or views. The most helpful comments reference a specific portion of the special conditions, explain the reason for any recommended change, and include supporting data. E:\FR\FM\26DER1.SGM 26DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 26, 2018 / Rules and Regulations We will consider all comments we receive by the closing date for comments. We may change these special conditions based on the comments we receive. Background On January 20, 2015, Airbus applied for an amendment to Type Certificate No. A46NM to include the new Model A330–900 series airplane. The Airbus Model A330–900 series airplane is a derivative of the Model A330–300 series airplane currently approved under Type Certificate No. A46NM. On August 9, 2018, Airbus applied for a change to Type Certificate No. A46NM for the installation of electronic system architecture or Flight Operations and Maintenance Exchanger (FOMAX) equipment in Model A330–200, A330– 200F, A330–300, and A330–900 series airplanes. These airplanes are twinengine, transport category airplanes with a maximum passenger seating capacity of 406 for the A330–200 series and a maximum passenger seating capacity of 440 for the A330–300 and A330–900 series airplanes. These airplanes have a maximum takeoff weight of 533,518 pounds. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES Type Certification Basis Under the provisions of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 21.101, Airbus must show that the Model A330– 900 series airplane and the Model A330–200, A330–200F, and A330–300 series airplanes, as changed, meet the applicable provisions of the regulations listed in Type Certificate No. A46NM, or the applicable regulations in effect on the date of application for the change, except for earlier amendments as agreed upon by the FAA. If the Administrator finds that the applicable airworthiness regulations (i.e., 14 CFR part 25) do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for the Airbus Model A330–200, A330– 200F, A330–300, and A330–900 series airplanes because of a novel or unusual design feature, special conditions are prescribed under the provisions of § 21.16. Special conditions are initially applicable to the model for which they are issued. Should the type certificate for that model be amended later to include any other model that incorporates the same novel or unusual design feature, or should any other model already included on the same type certificate be modified to incorporate the same novel or unusual design feature, these special conditions would also apply to the other model under § 21.101. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 In addition to the applicable airworthiness regulations and special conditions, the Airbus Model A330– 200, A330–200F, A330–300, and A330– 900 series airplanes must comply with the fuel vent and exhaust emission requirements of 14 CFR part 34 and the noise certification requirements of 14 CFR part 36. The FAA issues special conditions, as defined in 14 CFR 11.19, in accordance with § 11.38, and they become part of the type certification basis under § 21.101. Novel or Unusual Design Features The Airbus Model A330–200, A330– 200F, A330–300, and A330–900 series airplanes will incorporate the following novel or unusual design feature: The installation and activation of electronic network system architecture or Flight Operations and Maintenance Exchanger (FOMAX) equipment that allows access from external sources (e.g., wireless devices, internet connectivity) to the airplane’s internal electronic components. Discussion The Airbus airplane Model A330–200, A330–200F, A330–300, and A330–900 series architecture and network configuration may allow increased connectivity to, and access from, external network sources and airline operations and maintenance networks to the aircraft control domain and airline information services domain. The aircraft control domain and airline information services domain perform functions required for the safe operation and maintenance of the airplane. Previously, these domains had very limited connectivity with external network sources. The architecture and network configuration may allow the exploitation of network security vulnerabilities resulting in intentional or unintentional destruction, disruption, degradation, or exploitation of data, systems, and networks critical to the safety and maintenance of the airplane. The existing regulations and guidance material did not anticipate these types of airplane system architectures. Furthermore, 14 CFR regulations and the current system safety assessment policy and techniques do not address potential security vulnerabilities, which could be exploited by unauthorized access to airplane networks, data buses, and servers. Therefore, these special conditions are to ensure that the security (i.e., confidentiality, integrity, and availability) of airplane systems is not compromised by unauthorized wired or wireless electronic connections. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 66087 These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards. Applicability As discussed above, these special conditions are applicable to the Airbus Model A330–200, A330–200F, A330– 300, and A330–900 series airplanes. Should Airbus apply at a later date for a change to the type certificate to include another model incorporating the same novel or unusual design feature, these special conditions would apply to that model as well. Conclusion This action affects only a certain novel or unusual design feature on Airbus Model A330–200, A330–200F, A330–300, and A330–900 series airplanes. It is not a rule of general applicability. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 25 Aircraft, Aviation safety, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Authority Citation The authority citation for these special conditions is as follows: Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40113, 44701, 44702, 44704. The Special Conditions Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the following special conditions are issued as part of the type certification basis for Airbus Model A330–200, A330–200F, A330–300, and A330–900 series airplanes. 1. The applicant must ensure that the airplane electronic systems are protected from access by unauthorized sources external to the airplane, including those possibly caused by maintenance activity. 2. The applicant must ensure that electronic system-security threats are identified and assessed, and that effective electronic system-security protection strategies are implemented to protect the airplane from all adverse impacts on safety, functionality, and continued airworthiness. 3. The applicant must establish appropriate procedures to allow the operator to ensure that continued airworthiness of the aircraft is maintained, including all post type certification modifications that may have an impact on the approved electronic system security safeguards. E:\FR\FM\26DER1.SGM 26DER1 66088 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 26, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on December 12, 2018. Victor Wicklund, Manager, Transport Standards Branch, Policy and Innovation Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2018–27817 Filed 12–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2016–9392; Product Identifier 2016–NM–003–AD; Amendment 39–19499; AD 2018–23–12] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Zodiac Aero Evacuation Systems (Also Known as Air Cruisers Company) Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; correction. AGENCY: The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to Zodiac Aero Evacuation Systems (also known as Air Cruisers Company) fusible plugs installed on emergency evacuation equipment for various transport category airplanes. As published, the email address for requesting service information specified in the preamble and regulatory text is incorrect. This document corrects that error. In all other respects, the original document remains the same. DATES: This correction is effective December 28, 2018. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of December 28, 2018 (83 FR 59290, November 23, 2018). ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, contact Air Cruisers, 1747 State Route 34, Wall Township, NJ 07727–3935; phone 732– 681–3527; email ZAESTechPubs@ zodiacaerospace.com. You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206–231– 3195. It is also available on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2016–9392. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the internet at http:// VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2016– 9392; 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 AD, 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 9-avs-nyaco-cos@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As published, AD 2018–23–12, Amendment 39–19499 (83 FR 59290, November 23, 2018) (‘‘AD 2018–23– 12’’), requires an inspection of the fusible plugs to determine the part number and lot number, and replacement of certain fusible plugs That AD applies to fusible plugs installed on emergency evacuation equipment for various transport category airplanes. Need for the Correction As published, the email address for service information specified in the ADDRESSES section of the preamble and paragraph (l)(3) of the regulatory text of AD 2018–23–12 is incorrect. The email address technicalpublications@ zodiacaerospace.com was given for requesting service information identified in AD 2018–23–12; the correct email address is ZAESTechPubs@zodiacaerospace.com. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 We reviewed the following Air Cruisers service information. The service information identifies the affected fusible plugs. In addition, it describes procedures for inspecting and replacing affected fusible plugs. These documents are distinct since they apply to different airplane models or configurations. • Air Cruisers Service Bulletin 737 103–25–50, dated August 27, 2010. • Air Cruisers Service Bulletin 757 105–25–80, dated August 27, 2010. • Air Cruisers Service Bulletin 757 105–25–81, dated August 27, 2010. • Air Cruisers Service Bulletin 767 106–25–10, Rev. No. 1, dated October 15, 2010. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 • Air Cruisers Service Bulletin 777 107–25–29, Rev. No. 1, dated July 8, 2011. • Air Cruisers Service Bulletin A300/ A310 001–25–19, dated August 27, 2010. • Air Cruisers Service Bulletin A300/ A310 003–25–33, dated August 27, 2010. • Air Cruisers Service Bulletin A310 002–25–08, dated August 27, 2010. • Air Cruisers Service Bulletin A320 004–25–87, Rev. No. 2, dated January 7, 2011. • Air Cruisers Service Bulletin A321 005–25–21, dated August 27, 2010. • Air Cruisers Service Bulletin BAe 146 201–25–23, dated December 10, 2010. • Air Cruisers Service Bulletin F28 352–25–02, dated December 10, 2010. • Air Cruisers Service Bulletin F100 351–25–07, dated December 10, 2010. • Air Cruisers Service Bulletin Liferaft 35–25–79, dated August 27, 2010. • Air Cruisers Service Bulletin MD11 305–25–35, dated August 27, 2010. • Air Cruisers Service Bulletin MD80/ 90/717 304–25–45, dated August 27, 2010. 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. Correction of Publication This document corrects an error and correctly adds the AD as an amendment to 14 CFR 39.13. Although no other part of the preamble or regulatory information has been corrected, we are publishing the entire rule in the Federal Register. The effective date of this AD remains December 28, 2018. Since this action only corrects the email address for requesting service information, it has no adverse economic impact and imposes no additional burden on any person. Therefore, we have determined that notice and public procedures are unnecessary. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Adoption of the Correction Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the Federal Aviation Administration amends part 39 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 39) as follows: E:\FR\FM\26DER1.SGM 26DER1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 246 (Wednesday, December 26, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 66086-66088]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-27817]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 25

[Docket No. FAA-2018-1053; Special Conditions No. 25-739-SC]


Special Conditions: Airbus Model A330-200, A330-200F, A330-300 
and A330-900 Series Airplanes; Electronic System Security Protection 
From Unauthorized External Access

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final special conditions; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: These special conditions are issued for the Airbus Model A330-
200, A330-200F, A330-300, and A330-900 series airplanes. These 
airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to 
the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for 
transport category airplanes. This design feature is airplane 
electronic systems and networks that allow access from external sources 
(e.g., wireless devices, internet connectivity) to the airplane's 
internal electronic components. The applicable airworthiness 
regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for 
this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional 
safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to 
establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the 
existing airworthiness standards.

DATES: This action is effective on Airbus on December 26, 2018. Send 
comments on or before February 11, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Send comments identified by Docket No. FAA-2018-1053 using 
any of the following methods:
     Federal eRegulations Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ and follow the online instructions for sending 
your comments electronically.
     Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M-30, U.S. 
Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room 
W12-140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket 
Operations in Room W12-140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 
New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202-493-2251.
    Privacy: The FAA will post all comments it receives, without 
change, to http://www.regulations.gov/, including any personal 
information the commenter provides. Using the search function of the 
docket website, anyone can find and read the electronic form of all 
comments received into any FAA docket, including the name of the 
individual sending the comment (or signing the comment for an 
association, business, labor union, etc.). DOT's complete Privacy Act 
Statement can be found in the Federal Register published on April 11, 
2000 (65 FR 19477-19478).
    Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at 
http://www.regulations.gov/ at any time. Follow the online instructions 
for accessing the docket or go to Docket Operations in Room W12-140 of 
the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, 
Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thuan Nguyen, Airplane and Flight Crew 
Interface Section, AIR-671, Transport Standards Branch, Policy and 
Innovation Division, Aircraft Certification Service, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 2200 South 216th Street, Des Moines, Washington 98198; 
telephone and fax 206-231-3365; email Thuan.T.Nguyen@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    The substance of these special conditions has been published in the 
Federal Register for public comment in several prior instances with no 
substantive comments received. Therefore, the FAA has determined that 
prior public notice and comment are unnecessary, and finds that, for 
the same reason, good cause exists for adopting these special 
conditions upon publication in the Federal Register.

Comments Invited

    We invite interested people to take part in this rulemaking by 
sending written comments, data, or views. The most helpful comments 
reference a specific portion of the special conditions, explain the 
reason for any recommended change, and include supporting data.

[[Page 66087]]

    We will consider all comments we receive by the closing date for 
comments. We may change these special conditions based on the comments 
we receive.

Background

    On January 20, 2015, Airbus applied for an amendment to Type 
Certificate No. A46NM to include the new Model A330-900 series 
airplane. The Airbus Model A330-900 series airplane is a derivative of 
the Model A330-300 series airplane currently approved under Type 
Certificate No. A46NM.
    On August 9, 2018, Airbus applied for a change to Type Certificate 
No. A46NM for the installation of electronic system architecture or 
Flight Operations and Maintenance Exchanger (FOMAX) equipment in Model 
A330-200, A330-200F, A330-300, and A330-900 series airplanes. These 
airplanes are twin-engine, transport category airplanes with a maximum 
passenger seating capacity of 406 for the A330-200 series and a maximum 
passenger seating capacity of 440 for the A330-300 and A330-900 series 
airplanes. These airplanes have a maximum takeoff weight of 533,518 
pounds.

Type Certification Basis

    Under the provisions of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 
CFR) 21.101, Airbus must show that the Model A330-900 series airplane 
and the Model A330-200, A330-200F, and A330-300 series airplanes, as 
changed, meet the applicable provisions of the regulations listed in 
Type Certificate No. A46NM, or the applicable regulations in effect on 
the date of application for the change, except for earlier amendments 
as agreed upon by the FAA.
    If the Administrator finds that the applicable airworthiness 
regulations (i.e., 14 CFR part 25) do not contain adequate or 
appropriate safety standards for the Airbus Model A330-200, A330-200F, 
A330-300, and A330-900 series airplanes because of a novel or unusual 
design feature, special conditions are prescribed under the provisions 
of Sec.  21.16.
    Special conditions are initially applicable to the model for which 
they are issued. Should the type certificate for that model be amended 
later to include any other model that incorporates the same novel or 
unusual design feature, or should any other model already included on 
the same type certificate be modified to incorporate the same novel or 
unusual design feature, these special conditions would also apply to 
the other model under Sec.  21.101.
    In addition to the applicable airworthiness regulations and special 
conditions, the Airbus Model A330-200, A330-200F, A330-300, and A330-
900 series airplanes must comply with the fuel vent and exhaust 
emission requirements of 14 CFR part 34 and the noise certification 
requirements of 14 CFR part 36.
    The FAA issues special conditions, as defined in 14 CFR 11.19, in 
accordance with Sec.  11.38, and they become part of the type 
certification basis under Sec.  21.101.

Novel or Unusual Design Features

    The Airbus Model A330-200, A330-200F, A330-300, and A330-900 series 
airplanes will incorporate the following novel or unusual design 
feature:
    The installation and activation of electronic network system 
architecture or Flight Operations and Maintenance Exchanger (FOMAX) 
equipment that allows access from external sources (e.g., wireless 
devices, internet connectivity) to the airplane's internal electronic 
components.

Discussion

    The Airbus airplane Model A330-200, A330-200F, A330-300, and A330-
900 series architecture and network configuration may allow increased 
connectivity to, and access from, external network sources and airline 
operations and maintenance networks to the aircraft control domain and 
airline information services domain. The aircraft control domain and 
airline information services domain perform functions required for the 
safe operation and maintenance of the airplane. Previously, these 
domains had very limited connectivity with external network sources. 
The architecture and network configuration may allow the exploitation 
of network security vulnerabilities resulting in intentional or 
unintentional destruction, disruption, degradation, or exploitation of 
data, systems, and networks critical to the safety and maintenance of 
the airplane.
    The existing regulations and guidance material did not anticipate 
these types of airplane system architectures. Furthermore, 14 CFR 
regulations and the current system safety assessment policy and 
techniques do not address potential security vulnerabilities, which 
could be exploited by unauthorized access to airplane networks, data 
buses, and servers. Therefore, these special conditions are to ensure 
that the security (i.e., confidentiality, integrity, and availability) 
of airplane systems is not compromised by unauthorized wired or 
wireless electronic connections.
    These special conditions contain the additional safety standards 
that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of 
safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness 
standards.

Applicability

    As discussed above, these special conditions are applicable to the 
Airbus Model A330-200, A330-200F, A330-300, and A330-900 series 
airplanes. Should Airbus apply at a later date for a change to the type 
certificate to include another model incorporating the same novel or 
unusual design feature, these special conditions would apply to that 
model as well.

Conclusion

    This action affects only a certain novel or unusual design feature 
on Airbus Model A330-200, A330-200F, A330-300, and A330-900 series 
airplanes. It is not a rule of general applicability.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 25

    Aircraft, Aviation safety, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

Authority Citation

    The authority citation for these special conditions is as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40113, 44701, 44702, 
44704.

The Special Conditions

    Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me by the 
Administrator, the following special conditions are issued as part of 
the type certification basis for Airbus Model A330-200, A330-200F, 
A330-300, and A330-900 series airplanes.
    1. The applicant must ensure that the airplane electronic systems 
are protected from access by unauthorized sources external to the 
airplane, including those possibly caused by maintenance activity.
    2. The applicant must ensure that electronic system-security 
threats are identified and assessed, and that effective electronic 
system-security protection strategies are implemented to protect the 
airplane from all adverse impacts on safety, functionality, and 
continued airworthiness.
    3. The applicant must establish appropriate procedures to allow the 
operator to ensure that continued airworthiness of the aircraft is 
maintained, including all post type certification modifications that 
may have an impact on the approved electronic system security 
safeguards.


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    Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on December 12, 2018.
Victor Wicklund,
Manager, Transport Standards Branch, Policy and Innovation Division, 
Aircraft Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-27817 Filed 12-21-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P