Airworthiness Directives; RECARO Aircraft Seating GmbH & Co. KG, 19709-19712 [2019-09184]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 87 / Monday, May 6, 2019 / Rules and Regulations rules-regulations/moa/small-businesses. Any questions about the compliance guide should be sent to Richard Lower at the previously mentioned address in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. After consideration of all relevant material presented, including the information and recommendation submitted by the Committee and other available information, it is hereby found that this rule, will tend to effectuate the declared policy of the Act. List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 985 Marketing agreements, Oils and fats, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Spearmint oil. For the reasons set forth in the preamble, 7 CFR part 985 is amended as follows: PART 985—MARKETING ORDER REGULATING THE HANDLING OF SPEARMINT OIL PRODUCED IN THE FAR WEST 1. The authority citation for 7 CFR part 985 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 7 U.S.C. 601–674. 2. 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[FR Doc. 2019–09149 Filed 5–3–19; 8:45 am] jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with RULES BILLING CODE 3410–02–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:48 May 03, 2019 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2018–1019; Product Identifier 2018–NE–05–AD; Amendment 39– 19622; AD 2019–08–01] RIN 2120–AA64 19709 information at the FAA, Engine & Propeller Standards Branch, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA, 01803. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238– 7759. It is also available on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2018–1019. Examining the AD Docket Airworthiness Directives; RECARO Aircraft Seating GmbH & Co. KG Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain RECARO Aircraft Seating GmbH & Co. KG (RECARO) Model 3510A and 3510D passenger seats. This AD requires modification and re-identification of all affected RECARO model passenger seats. This AD was prompted by an analysis that the affected RECARO model passenger seats contain a seat pan assembly design that can trap a person using the seat to assist during an emergency evacuation. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective May 21, 2019. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of May 21, 2019. We must receive comments on this AD by June 20, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, 20590. • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this final rule, contact RECARO Aircraft Seating GmbH & Co. KG, Daimlerstrasse 21, 74523 Schwabisch Hall, Germany; phone: 49 791 503 7855; fax: 49 791 503 7935; email: technical.support@recaroas.com. You may view this service SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 You may examine the AD docket on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2018– 1019; 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 mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI), the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for Docket Operations (phone: 800–647– 5527) is listed above. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dorie Resnik, Aerospace Engineer, Boston ACO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA, 01803; phone: 781–238–7693; fax: 781–238–7199; email: dorie.resnik@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Community, has issued EASA AD 2017–0192, dated September 28, 2017 (referred to after this as ‘‘the MCAI’’), to address an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: Analyses and test results have shown that the seat pan design of certain RECARO model 3510A and 3510D passenger seats, when installed next to a Type III over-wing emergency exit, is insufficiently stable to sustain the loads applied by a person who would use the seat as assistance means in case of an emergency evacuation. Body parts (e.g., knees and feet) could slide through and get trapped. This condition, if not corrected, could restrict or significantly delay an emergency evacuation, possibly resulting in injury to occupants. To address this potential unsafe condition, RECARO issued SB 3510–25–609, SB 3510– 25–752 and SB 3510–25–753, providing modification instructions to replace the seat pan and/or pan attachment package with a new one, that has a more robust design, and to re-identify modified seats with a different P/N. For the reasons described above, this [EASA] AD requires modification of the affected seats and prohibits installation of any unmodified seat. E:\FR\FM\06MYR1.SGM 06MYR1 19710 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 87 / Monday, May 6, 2019 / Rules and Regulations You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2018– 1019. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 We reviewed RECARO Service Bulletin (SB) No. 3510–25–609, Original Issue, dated June 20, 2016; RECARO SB No. 3510–25–752, Original Issue, dated May 20, 2016; and RECARO SB No. 3510–25–753, Original Issue, dated June 23, 2016. RECARO SB No. 3510–25–609 describes procedures for removing the straps and installing two additional cable ties on the seat pan. RECARO SB No. 3510–25–752 describes procedures for removing the straps and replacing the seat pan assembly. RECARO SB No. 3510–25–753 describes procedures for removing the straps and installing a new seat pan assembly or installing two additional cable ties. 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. FAA’s Determination Comments Invited This product has been approved by EASA, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant to our bilateral agreement with the European Community, EASA has notified us of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service information referenced above. We are issuing this AD because we evaluated all the relevant information provided by EASA and determined the unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or develop in other products of the same type design. This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight safety and was not preceded by notice and an opportunity for public comment. However, we invite you to send any written data, views, or arguments about this final rule. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include the docket number FAA–2018–1019 and Product Identifier 2018–NE–05–AD at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this final rule. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this final rule because of those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we receive about this final rule. AD Requirements This AD requires modification and reidentification of all affected RECARO model passenger seats. FAA’s Justification and Determination of the Effective Date No domestic operators use this product. Therefore, we find good cause that notice and opportunity for prior public comment are unnecessary. In addition, for the reason stated above, we find that good cause exists for making this amendment effective in less than 30 days. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD affects no aircraft seats installed on airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD: ESTIMATED COSTS Action Labor cost Install the placard to re-identify P/N (All Series) ..................... jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with RULES Series 383, 384, 389, 390, 392, 527, 592, 911, 942 Modify seats per RECARO SB No. 3510–25–609. Series 377 & 381 Modify seats per RECARO SB No. 3510– 25–752. Series 330, 347, 349, 364, and 549 Modify seats per RECARO SB No. 3510–25–753. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:48 May 03, 2019 Jkt 247001 0.1 work-hours × hour = $8.50. 0.2 work hours × hour = $17. 0.4 work hours × $34. 0.4 work hours × hour = $34. Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Cost on U.S. operators $85 per $27 $35.50 $0 $85 per 12 29 0 $85.00 = 477 511 0 $85 per 546 580 0 because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. This AD is issued in accordance with authority delegated by the Executive Director, Aircraft Certification Service, as authorized by FAA Order 8000.51C. In accordance with that order, issuance of ADs is normally a function of the Compliance and Airworthiness Division, but during this transition period, the Executive Director has delegated the authority to issue ADs applicable to engines, propellers, and associated appliances to the Manager, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, Policy and Innovation Division. PO 00000 Cost per product Parts cost Sfmt 4700 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 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 E:\FR\FM\06MYR1.SGM 06MYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 87 / Monday, May 6, 2019 / Rules and Regulations List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. 2019–08–01 RECARO Aircraft Seating GmbH & Co. KG: Amendment 39–19622; Docket No. FAA–2018–1019; Product Identifier 2018–NE–05–AD. (a) Effective Date (c) Applicability (1) This AD applies to RECARO Aircraft Seating GmbH & Co. KG (RECARO) Model 3510A and 3510D passenger seats. (2) These appliances are installed on, but not limited to, Airbus SAS Model A318, A319, and A320 airplanes. 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ (d) Subject Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. Jkt 247001 Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 2520, Passenger Compartment Equipment. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by an analysis that the affected RECARO model passenger seats contain a seat pan assembly design that can trap a person using the seat to assist during an emergency evacuation. We are issuing this AD to prevent passenger entrapment in the event a person climbs on a seat to assist during an emergency evacuation. The unsafe condition, if not addressed, could result in possible passenger entrapment, injury, or delay in the case of emergency evacuation. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. None. PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with RULES 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ (b) Affected ADs Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: 16:48 May 03, 2019 [Amended] This AD is effective May 21, 2019. Adoption of the Amendment VerDate Sep<11>2014 § 39.13 Sfmt 4700 (g) Required Actions Within 2,700 flight hours (FHs) or 945 flight cycles (FCs), whichever occurs first, after the effective date of this AD, modify the affected passenger seat and re-identify each modified passenger seat as follows: (1) Review the seat part numbers (P/Ns) identified in Table 1 to paragraph (g)(1) of this AD to identify the applicable service bulletin (SB). BILLING CODE 4910–13–P E:\FR\FM\06MYR1.SGM 06MYR1 ER06MY19.000</GPH> (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. 19711 19712 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 87 / Monday, May 6, 2019 / Rules and Regulations BILLING CODE 4910–13–C (2) For seats identified by RECARO SB No. 3510–25–609, Original Issue, dated June 20, 2016 (‘‘RECARO SB No. 3510–25–609’’): (i) Review Planning Information, paragraph 1.A., Tables 2 and 3, in RECARO SB No. 3510–25–609, to determine if a modification is required for the specific P/N seat. (ii) Follow the Accomplishment Instructions, paragraphs 3.A., 3.B., 3.C., 3.D., and 3.E. in RECARO SB No. 3510–25–609. (3) For seats identified by RECARO SB No. 3510–25–752, Original Issue, dated May 20, 2016 (‘‘RECARO SB No. 3510–25–752’’): (i) Review Planning Information, paragraph 1.A., Tables 2 and 3, in RECARO SB No. 3510–25–752, to determine if a modification is required for the specific P/N seat. (ii) Follow the Accomplishment Instructions, paragraphs 3.A., 3.B., 3.C., 3.D., and 3.E. in RECARO SB No. 3510–25–752. (4) For seats identified by RECARO SB No. 3510–25–753, Original issue, dated June 23, 2016 (‘‘RECARO SB No. 3510–25–753’’): (i) Review Planning Information, paragraph 1.A., Tables 2 and 3, in RECARO SB No. 3510–25–753, to determine the required modification for the specific P/N seat. (ii) Follow the Accomplishment Instructions, paragraphs 3.A., 3.B., 3.C., 3.D., and 3.E. in RECARO SB No. 3510–25–753. (h) Installation Prohibition After the effective date of this AD, do not install an affected RECARO model passenger seat on any aircraft, unless the seat has been modified and re-identified in accordance with paragraph (g)(2), (3), or (4) of this AD. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with RULES (i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Boston ACO Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the certification office, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (j)(1) of this AD. (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. (j) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Dorie Resnik, Aerospace Engineer, Boston ACO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781– 238–7693; fax: 781–238–7199; email: dorie.resnik@faa.gov. (2) Refer to European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2017–0192, dated September 28, 2017, for more information. You may examine the EASA AD in the AD docket on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating it in Docket No. FAA–2018–1019. (k) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:48 May 03, 2019 Jkt 247001 paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (i) RECARO Service Bulletin (SB) No. 3510–25–609, Original issue, dated June 20, 2016. (ii) RECARO SB No. 3510–25–752, Original issue, dated May 20, 2016. (iii) RECARO SB No. 3510–25–753, Original issue, dated June 23, 2016. (3) For RECARO Aircraft Seating GmbH & Co. KG service information identified in this AD, contact RECARO Aircraft Seating GmbH & Co. KG, Daimlerstrasse 21, 74523 Schwabisch Hall, Germany; phone: 49 791 503 7855; fax: 49 791 503 7935; email: technical.support@recaro-as.com. (4) You may view this service information at FAA, Engine & Propeller Standards Branch, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7759. (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on May 1, 2019. Robert J. Ganley, Manager, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2019–09184 Filed 5–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE 22 CFR Part 40 [Public Notice: 10571] RIN 1400–AE72 Visas: Waiver for Ineligible Nonimmigrants Under Section 212(d)(3)(A)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act Department of State. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), a visa applicant found inadmissible is ineligible for a visa and for admission to the United States. The INA provides the Secretary of State and consular officers the authority to recommend that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) approve a waiver, of most grounds of inadmissibility, that will allow the nonimmigrant visa applicant to be issued a visa and seek admission to the United States. This rule amends U.S. Department of State (‘‘State’’) regulations relating to consular officer SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 recommendations relating to DHS waivers for nonimmigrant visa applicants, including the requirement that a consular officer, upon the request of an applicant, must submit a report to State concerning a waiver. Under the revised rule, consular officers will be required to refer waiver requests to State only when they involve security-related inadmissibility grounds or, with respect to applicant requests, only if the case meets circumstances where a referral is required by State guidance. The rule does not infringe current consular officer discretion to refer cases to State or to make recommendations directly to the Department of Homeland Security. DATES: This rule is effective on May 6, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Taylor Beaumont, Acting Chief, Legislation and Regulations Division, Legal Affairs, Office of Visa Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs, 600 19th Street NW, Washington, DC 20522, 202– 485–8910, VisaRegs@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Aliens are ineligible to receive visas if they are inadmissible under any of the grounds in section 212(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1182(a). Section 212(d)(3)(A)(i) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1182(d)(3)(A)(i), authorizes the Department of Homeland Security to approve a waiver covering most grounds in section 212(a) of the INA, if the Secretary of State or a consular officer recommends that the alien be admitted temporarily into the United States, despite the inadmissibility. This provision does not authorize waivers under INA sections 212(a)(3)(A)(i)(I) (espionage or sabotage), (3)(A)(ii) (unlawful activity), (3)(A)(iii) (opposition to or overthrow of United States Government or opposition by force, violence, or unlawful means), (3)(C) (serious adverse foreign policy consequences), (3)(E)(i) (participation in Nazi persecutions), or (3)(E)(ii) (participation in genocide)). State regulations at 22 CFR 40.301 describe the authority of consular officers to recommend waivers. For cases in which a nonimmigrant visa applicant is inadmissible based on an inadmissibility ground for which a waiver may be granted under section 212(d)(3)(A)(i) of the INA, and the consular officer has decided not to recommend a DHS waiver on the officer’s own authority, but the applicant or an interested party insists on pursuing a waiver, 22 CFR 40.301 currently requires the consular officer to refer the request to State for a possible exercise of the Secretary of State’s authority to recommend a waiver to E:\FR\FM\06MYR1.SGM 06MYR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2018-1019; Product Identifier 2018-NE-05-AD; Amendment 
39-19622; AD 2019-08-01]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; RECARO Aircraft Seating GmbH & Co. KG

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 
RECARO Aircraft Seating GmbH & Co. KG (RECARO) Model 3510A and 3510D 
passenger seats. This AD requires modification and re-identification of 
all affected RECARO model passenger seats. This AD was prompted by an 
analysis that the affected RECARO model passenger seats contain a seat 
pan assembly design that can trap a person using the seat to assist 
during an emergency evacuation. We are issuing this AD to address the 
unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: This AD is effective May 21, 2019.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of May 21, 2019.
    We must receive comments on this AD by June 20, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 
11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
     Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, 20590.
     Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    For service information identified in this final rule, contact 
RECARO Aircraft Seating GmbH & Co. KG, Daimlerstrasse 21, 74523 
Schwabisch Hall, Germany; phone: 49 791 503 7855; fax: 49 791 503 7935; 
email: as.com">[email protected]as.com. You may view this service 
information at the FAA, Engine & Propeller Standards Branch, 1200 
District Avenue, Burlington, MA, 01803. For information on the 
availability of this material at the FAA, call 781-238-7759. It is also 
available on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching 
for and locating Docket No. FAA-2018-1019.

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2018-
1019; 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 mandatory continuing airworthiness information 
(MCAI), the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other 
information. The street address for Docket Operations (phone: 800-647-
5527) is listed above. Comments will be available in the AD docket 
shortly after receipt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dorie Resnik, Aerospace Engineer, 
Boston ACO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA, 01803; 
phone: 781-238-7693; fax: 781-238-7199; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the 
Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Community, has 
issued EASA AD 2017-0192, dated September 28, 2017 (referred to after 
this as ``the MCAI''), to address an unsafe condition for the specified 
products. The MCAI states:

    Analyses and test results have shown that the seat pan design of 
certain RECARO model 3510A and 3510D passenger seats, when installed 
next to a Type III over-wing emergency exit, is insufficiently 
stable to sustain the loads applied by a person who would use the 
seat as assistance means in case of an emergency evacuation. Body 
parts (e.g., knees and feet) could slide through and get trapped. 
This condition, if not corrected, could restrict or significantly 
delay an emergency evacuation, possibly resulting in injury to 
occupants.
    To address this potential unsafe condition, RECARO issued SB 
3510-25-609, SB 3510-25-752 and SB 3510-25-753, providing 
modification instructions to replace the seat pan and/or pan 
attachment package with a new one, that has a more robust design, 
and to re-identify modified seats with a different P/N.
    For the reasons described above, this [EASA] AD requires 
modification of the affected seats and prohibits installation of any 
unmodified seat.


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    You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD 
docket on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for 
and locating Docket No. FAA-2018-1019.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    We reviewed RECARO Service Bulletin (SB) No. 3510-25-609, Original 
Issue, dated June 20, 2016; RECARO SB No. 3510-25-752, Original Issue, 
dated May 20, 2016; and RECARO SB No. 3510-25-753, Original Issue, 
dated June 23, 2016. RECARO SB No. 3510-25-609 describes procedures for 
removing the straps and installing two additional cable ties on the 
seat pan. RECARO SB No. 3510-25-752 describes procedures for removing 
the straps and replacing the seat pan assembly. RECARO SB No. 3510-25-
753 describes procedures for removing the straps and installing a new 
seat pan assembly or installing two additional cable ties. 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.

FAA's Determination

    This product has been approved by EASA, and is approved for 
operation in the United States. Pursuant to our bilateral agreement 
with the European Community, EASA has notified us of the unsafe 
condition described in the MCAI and service information referenced 
above. We are issuing this AD because we evaluated all the relevant 
information provided by EASA and determined the unsafe condition 
described previously is likely to exist or develop in other products of 
the same type design.

AD Requirements

    This AD requires modification and re-identification of all affected 
RECARO model passenger seats.

FAA's Justification and Determination of the Effective Date

    No domestic operators use this product. Therefore, we find good 
cause that notice and opportunity for prior public comment are 
unnecessary. In addition, for the reason stated above, we find that 
good cause exists for making this amendment effective in less than 30 
days.

Comments Invited

    This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight 
safety and was not preceded by notice and an opportunity for public 
comment. However, we invite you to send any written data, views, or 
arguments about this final rule. Send your comments to an address 
listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include the docket number FAA-2018-
1019 and Product Identifier 2018-NE-05-AD at the beginning of your 
comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, 
economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this final rule. We will 
consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this 
final rule because of those comments.
    We will post all comments we receive, without change, to https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We 
will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we 
receive about this final rule.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD affects no aircraft seats installed on 
airplanes of U.S. registry.
    We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD:

                                                 Estimated Costs
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                Action                         Labor cost           Parts cost        product        operators
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Install the placard to re-identify P/N  0.1 work-hours x $85 per             $27          $35.50              $0
 (All Series).                           hour = $8.50.
Series 383, 384, 389, 390, 392, 527,    0.2 work hours x $85 per              12              29               0
 592, 911, 942 Modify seats per RECARO   hour = $17.
 SB No. 3510-25-609.
Series 377 & 381 Modify seats per       0.4 work hours x $85.00              477             511               0
 RECARO SB No. 3510-25-752.              = $34.
Series 330, 347, 349, 364, and 549      0.4 work hours x $85 per             546             580               0
 Modify seats per RECARO SB No. 3510-    hour = $34.
 25-753.
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Authority for This Rulemaking

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

Regulatory Findings

    This AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 
13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, 
on the relationship between the national government and the States, or 
on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various 
levels of government.
    For the reasons discussed above, I certify 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

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    (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

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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):

2019-08-01 RECARO Aircraft Seating GmbH & Co. KG: Amendment 39-
19622; Docket No. FAA-2018-1019; Product Identifier 2018-NE-05-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective May 21, 2019.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    (1) This AD applies to RECARO Aircraft Seating GmbH & Co. KG 
(RECARO) Model 3510A and 3510D passenger seats.
    (2) These appliances are installed on, but not limited to, 
Airbus SAS Model A318, A319, and A320 airplanes.

(d) Subject

    Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 2520, Passenger 
Compartment Equipment.

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by an analysis that the affected RECARO 
model passenger seats contain a seat pan assembly design that can 
trap a person using the seat to assist during an emergency 
evacuation. We are issuing this AD to prevent passenger entrapment 
in the event a person climbs on a seat to assist during an emergency 
evacuation. The unsafe condition, if not addressed, could result in 
possible passenger entrapment, injury, or delay in the case of 
emergency evacuation.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Required Actions

    Within 2,700 flight hours (FHs) or 945 flight cycles (FCs), 
whichever occurs first, after the effective date of this AD, modify 
the affected passenger seat and re-identify each modified passenger 
seat as follows:
    (1) Review the seat part numbers (P/Ns) identified in Table 1 to 
paragraph (g)(1) of this AD to identify the applicable service 
bulletin (SB).
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    (2) For seats identified by RECARO SB No. 3510-25-609, Original 
Issue, dated June 20, 2016 (``RECARO SB No. 3510-25-609''):
    (i) Review Planning Information, paragraph 1.A., Tables 2 and 3, 
in RECARO SB No. 3510-25-609, to determine if a modification is 
required for the specific P/N seat.
    (ii) Follow the Accomplishment Instructions, paragraphs 3.A., 
3.B., 3.C., 3.D., and 3.E. in RECARO SB No. 3510-25-609.
    (3) For seats identified by RECARO SB No. 3510-25-752, Original 
Issue, dated May 20, 2016 (``RECARO SB No. 3510-25-752''):
    (i) Review Planning Information, paragraph 1.A., Tables 2 and 3, 
in RECARO SB No. 3510-25-752, to determine if a modification is 
required for the specific P/N seat.
    (ii) Follow the Accomplishment Instructions, paragraphs 3.A., 
3.B., 3.C., 3.D., and 3.E. in RECARO SB No. 3510-25-752.
    (4) For seats identified by RECARO SB No. 3510-25-753, Original 
issue, dated June 23, 2016 (``RECARO SB No. 3510-25-753''):
    (i) Review Planning Information, paragraph 1.A., Tables 2 and 3, 
in RECARO SB No. 3510-25-753, to determine the required modification 
for the specific P/N seat.
    (ii) Follow the Accomplishment Instructions, paragraphs 3.A., 
3.B., 3.C., 3.D., and 3.E. in RECARO SB No. 3510-25-753.

(h) Installation Prohibition

    After the effective date of this AD, do not install an affected 
RECARO model passenger seat on any aircraft, unless the seat has 
been modified and re-identified in accordance with paragraph (g)(2), 
(3), or (4) of this AD.

(i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (1) The Manager, Boston ACO Branch, FAA, has the authority to 
approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found 
in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request 
to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District 
Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the 
manager of the certification office, send it to the attention of the 
person identified in paragraph (j)(1) of this AD.
    (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate 
principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager 
of the local flight standards district office/certificate holding 
district office.

(j) Related Information

    (1) For more information about this AD, contact Dorie Resnik, 
Aerospace Engineer, Boston ACO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, 
Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781-238-7693; fax: 781-238-7199; email: 
[email protected].
    (2) Refer to European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 
2017-0192, dated September 28, 2017, for more information. You may 
examine the EASA AD in the AD docket on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating it in Docket No. 
FAA-2018-1019.

(k) Material Incorporated by Reference

    (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed 
in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
    (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do 
the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise.
    (i) RECARO Service Bulletin (SB) No. 3510-25-609, Original 
issue, dated June 20, 2016.
    (ii) RECARO SB No. 3510-25-752, Original issue, dated May 20, 
2016.
    (iii) RECARO SB No. 3510-25-753, Original issue, dated June 23, 
2016.
    (3) For RECARO Aircraft Seating GmbH & Co. KG service 
information identified in this AD, contact RECARO Aircraft Seating 
GmbH & Co. KG, Daimlerstrasse 21, 74523 Schwabisch Hall, Germany; 
phone: 49 791 503 7855; fax: 49 791 503 7935; email: 
as.com">[email protected]as.com.
    (4) You may view this service information at FAA, Engine & 
Propeller Standards Branch, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 
01803. For information on the availability of this material at the 
FAA, call 781-238-7759.
    (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated 
by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration 
(NARA). For information on the availability of this material at 
NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

    Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on May 1, 2019.
Robert J. Ganley,
Manager, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-09184 Filed 5-3-19; 8:45 am]
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