Special Conditions: Airbus Model A330-200, A330-200F, A330-300 and A330-900 Series Airplanes; Electronic System Security Protection From Unauthorized Internal Access, 66084-66086 [2018-27818]

Download as PDF 66084 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 26, 2018 / Rules and Regulations (c) The Director may propose imposition of a civil penalty for violation of a requirement of a regulation or rule under paragraph (a) of this section or a compliance order issued under paragraph (b) of this section, not to exceed $150,346 for each violation. * * * * * 22. Section 851.5 is amended by revising the first sentence of paragraph (a) to read as follows: ■ Enforcement. (a) A contractor that is indemnified under section 170d. of the AEA (or any subcontractor or supplier thereto) and that violates (or whose employee violates) any requirement of this part shall be subject to a civil penalty of up to $97,639 for each such violation. * * * * * * * * ■ 23. Appendix B to part 851 is amended by: ■ a. Revising the last sentences of paragraphs (b)(1) and (2) in section VI; and ■ b. Revising paragraph 1.(e)(1) in section IX. 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Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2201(i)(3), (p); 42 U.S.C. 2282c; 42 U.S.C. 5801 et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 2401 et seq.; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note. 16:56 Dec 21, 2018 PART 1013—PROGRAM FRAUD CIVIL REMEDIES AND PROCEDURES ■ 21. The authority citation for part 851 continues to read as follows: ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 Authority: The Constitution of the United States, Article I, Section 9; 5 U.S.C. 7342; 22 U.S.C. 2694; 42 U.S.C. 7254 and 7262; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note. Authority: 31 U.S.C. 3801–3812; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note. PART 851—WORKER SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAM § 851.5 the Price-Anderson Act, 42 U.S.C. 2210(d). See 10 CFR 851.5(a). * * * * * (a) * * * (1) * * * (iv) Is for payment for the provision of property or services which the person has not provided as claimed, shall be subject, in addition to any other remedy that may be prescribed by law, to a civil penalty of not more than $11,463 for each such claim. * * * * * (b) * * * (1) * * * (ii) Contains or is accompanied by an express certification or affirmation of the truthfulness and accuracy of the contents of the statement, shall be subject, in addition to any other remedy that may be prescribed by law, to a civil penalty of not more than $11,463 for each such statement. * * * * * PART 1017—IDENTIFICATION AND PROTECTION OF UNCLASSIFIED CONTROLLED NUCLEAR INFORMATION 26. The authority citation for part 1017 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 2401 et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 2168; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note. 27. Section 1017.29 is amended by revising paragraph (c) to read as follows: ■ § 1017.29 Civil penalty. * * * * * (c) Amount of penalty. The Director may propose imposition of a civil penalty for violation of a requirement of a regulation under paragraph (a) of this section or a compliance order issued under paragraph (b) of this section, not to exceed $270,753 for each violation. * * * * * PART 1050—FOREIGN GIFTS AND DECORATIONS 28. The authority citation for part 1050 continues to read as follows: ■ PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 29. Section 1050.303 is amended by revising the last sentence in paragraph (d) to read as follows: § 1050.303 Enforcement. * * * * * (d) * * * The court in which such action is brought may assess a civil penalty against such employee in any amount not to exceed the retail value of the gift improperly solicited or received plus $20,526. [FR Doc. 2018–27670 Filed 12–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 25 [Docket No. FAA–2018–1054; Special Conditions No. 25–740–SC] Special Conditions: Airbus Model A330–200, A330–200F, A330–300 and A330–900 Series Airplanes; Electronic System Security Protection From Unauthorized Internal Access Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final special conditions; request for comments. AGENCY: 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 aircraft internal sources (e.g., wireless devices, internet connectivity), to the airplane’s previously isolated, 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–2018–1054 using any of the following methods: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26DER1.SGM 26DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 26, 2018 / Rules and Regulations • 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: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 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. 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. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 66085 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. 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 internal sources (e.g., wireless devices, internet connectivity) to the airplane’s once isolated internal electronic components. Discussion The Airbus airplane Model A330–200, A330–200F, A330–300, and A330–900 series electronic network system architecture is novel or unusual for commercial transport airplanes because it allows connection to previously isolated data networks connected to systems that perform functions required for the safe operation of the airplane. This data network and design integration may result in security vulnerabilities from intentional or unintentional corruption of data and systems critical to the safety and maintenance of the airplane. The existing regulations and guidance material did not anticipate this type of system architecture or electronic access to aircraft systems. 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 and servers. Therefore, these special conditions are to ensure that the security of airplane systems and networks is not compromised by unauthorized wired or wireless internal access. E:\FR\FM\26DER1.SGM 26DER1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 246 (Wednesday, December 26, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 66084-66086]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-27818]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 25

[Docket No. FAA-2018-1054; Special Conditions No. 25-740-SC]


Special Conditions: Airbus Model A330-200, A330-200F, A330-300 
and A330-900 Series Airplanes; Electronic System Security Protection 
From Unauthorized Internal 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 aircraft 
internal sources (e.g., wireless devices, internet connectivity), to 
the airplane's previously isolated, 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-2018-1054 using 
any of the following methods:

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     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.
    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 internal sources (e.g., wireless 
devices, internet connectivity) to the airplane's once isolated 
internal electronic components.

Discussion

    The Airbus airplane Model A330-200, A330-200F, A330-300, and A330-
900 series electronic network system architecture is novel or unusual 
for commercial transport airplanes because it allows connection to 
previously isolated data networks connected to systems that perform 
functions required for the safe operation of the airplane. This data 
network and design integration may result in security vulnerabilities 
from intentional or unintentional corruption of data and systems 
critical to the safety and maintenance of the airplane. The existing 
regulations and guidance material did not anticipate this type of 
system architecture or electronic access to aircraft systems. 
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 and servers. Therefore, these special conditions are 
to ensure that the security of airplane systems and networks is not 
compromised by unauthorized wired or wireless internal access.

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    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 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.

    Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on December 12, 2018.
Victor Wicklund,
Manager, Transport Standards Branch, Policy and Innovation Division, 
Aircraft Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-27818 Filed 12-21-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P