Airworthiness Directives; Various Transport Airplanes, 29414-29419 [2019-13084]

Download as PDF 29414 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 121 / Monday, June 24, 2019 / Proposed Rules DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2019–0444; Product Identifier 2019–NM–028–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Various Transport Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for various transport airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of smoke and fumes in the flight deck. This proposed AD would require modification of certain universal serial bus (USB) receptacles located in the flight deck. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: The FAA must receive comments on this proposed AD by August 8, 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 http://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: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this NPRM, contact Fokker Services B.V., Technical Services Dept., P.O. Box 1357, 2130 EL Hoofddorp, the Netherlands; telephone +31 (0)88–6280– 350; fax +31 (0)88–6280–111; email technicalservices@fokker.com; internet http://www.myfokkerfleet.com. You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206–231–3195. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2019– 0444; or in person at Docket Operations between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:30 Jun 21, 2019 Jkt 247001 through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this NPRM, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for Docket Operations is listed above. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dan Rodina, Aerospace Engineer, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone and fax 206–231–3225. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited The FAA invites you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposal. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2019–0444; Product Identifier 2019–NM–028–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. The FAA specifically invites comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this NPRM. The FAA will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this NPRM because of those comments. The FAA will post all comments received, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. The FAA will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact the FAA receives about this NPRM. Discussion The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA AD 2018– 0259R1, dated February 7, 2019 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for the following airplanes on which certain USB receptacles were installed using certain Fokker service information: • Fokker Services B.V. Model F.27 Mark 050 airplanes. • Fokker Services B.V. Model F.28 Mark 3000 airplanes. • Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and Mark 0100 airplanes. • Airbus SAS Model A318–111 airplanes. • Airbus SAS Model A319–111, –112, –114, –115, and –132 airplanes. • Airbus SAS Model A320–211, –212, –214, –231, –232, and –251N airplanes. • Airbus SAS Model A321–211, –231, –232, –251N and –253N airplanes. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 • Airbus SAS Model A330–202, –223, –243, –322 and –343 airplanes. • Airbus SAS Model A340–312 and –313 airplanes. • ATR—GIE Avions de Transport Re´gional Model ATR42–500 airplanes. • ATR—GIE Avions de Transport Re´gional Model ATR72–212 and –212A airplanes. • The Boeing Company Model 737– 300, –400, –500, –700, –800 and –900ER series airplanes. • The Boeing Company Model 757– 200 series airplanes. • The Boeing Company Model 767– 200 and –300 series airplanes. • The Boeing Company Model 777– 200LR series airplanes. • Bombardier, Inc., Model CL–600– 2B16 (601–3A, 601–3R, and 604 Variants) airplanes. • Bombardier, Inc., Model CL–600– 2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702) airplanes. • Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC–8– 202, –311, –315 and –402 airplanes. The MCAI states: Several occurrences on various aeroplanes have been reported of smoke and fumes in the cockpit, due to overheating of an Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) [universal serial bus] USB receptacle, which had been installed by [Fokker Services] FS Supplemental Type Certificate (STC), [service bulletin] SB, or minor modification, either an Engineering Change Request (ECR) or Compliance Record Report (CRR), as applicable. Investigation results revealed that each of these events was caused by a short circuit in the EFB charging cable. This condition, if not corrected, could lead to further events of smoke/fumes in the cockpit, possibly resulting in excessive flight crew workload and/or injury to flight deck occupants. To address this unsafe condition, the USB manufacturer developed a modification (change to USB receptacle [part number] P/ N LS03–05050–B), and Fokker Services published the applicable SB/EB to provide those modification instructions, installing current limiting and overheat protection. For the reason described above, EASA issued AD 2018–0259 to require modification of each affected part. That [EASA] AD also prohibited (re)installation of affected parts. Since that [EASA] AD was issued, FS issued Revision 2 of EBA320–0167 and Revision 1 of EBDHC8–0035, redefining the affected aeroplanes. It was determined that aeroplanes with EBA320–0151 embodied are not affected, as this involves a USB power supply from another manufacturer. It was also determined that aeroplanes with FS EBDHC8–0033 embodied (part of EASA STC 10046185) are not affected by the [EASA] AD, as that mod is a holder-only installation. This [EASA] AD is revised accordingly. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2019– 0444. E:\FR\FM\24JNP1.SGM 24JNP1 29415 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 121 / Monday, June 24, 2019 / Proposed Rules Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 Fokker Services B.V. has issued the following service information, which describes procedures for modifying the electronic flight bag USB receptacles located in the flight deck, including current limiting and overheat protection. These documents are distinct since they apply to different airplane models. • Fokker Services F28 Generic Service Bulletin SBF28–46–002, Revision 0, dated July 27, 2018. • Fokker Services F50/60 Generic Service Bulletin SBF50–46–006, Revision 0, dated July 27, 2018. • Fokker Services F100/700 Generic Service Bulletin SBF100–46–008, Revision 0, dated July 27, 2018. • Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBA320–0167, Revision 2, dated December 13, 2018. • Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBA330–0011, Revision 0, Sequence 9, dated July 27, 2018. • Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBA340–0005, Revision 0, Sequence 8, dated July 27, 2018. • Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBAT72–0013, Revision 0, Sequence 7, dated July 27, 2018. • Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBB737–0156, Revision 3, dated February 25, 2019. • Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBB757–0020, Revision 1, dated October 2, 2018. • Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBB767–0023, Revision 1, dated October 3, 2018. • Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBB777–0009, Revision 1, dated October 3, 2018. • Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBCL60–0010, Revision 1, dated August 30, 2018. • Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBDHC8–0035, Revision 1, dated December 13, 2018. 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 the aviation authority of another country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant to our bilateral agreement with the State of Design Authority, the FAA has been notified of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service information referenced above. The FAA is proposing this AD because we evaluated all the relevant information and determined the unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same type design. Proposed Requirements of This NPRM This proposed AD would require accomplishing the actions specified in the service information described previously. Costs of Compliance The FAA estimates that this proposed AD affects 14 airplanes of U.S. registry. The FAA estimates the following costs to comply with this proposed AD: ESTIMATED COSTS FOR REQUIRED ACTIONS Labor cost Parts cost Cost per product Cost on U.S. operators 3 work-hours × $85 per hour = $255 .......................................................................................... * $0 $255 $3,570 * The FAA has received no definitive data on the parts costs for the required actions. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with PROPOSALS According to the manufacturer, some or all of the costs of this proposed AD may be covered under warranty, thereby reducing the cost impact on affected individuals. The FAA does not control warranty coverage for affected individuals. As a result, the FAA has included all known costs in our cost estimate. Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII: Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the Agency’s authority. The FAA is 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:30 Jun 21, 2019 Jkt 247001 unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. This proposed AD is issued in accordance with authority delegated by the Executive Director, Aircraft Certification Service, as authorized by FAA Order 8000.51C. In accordance with that order, issuance of ADs is normally a function of the Compliance and Airworthiness Division, but during this transition period, the Executive Director has delegated the authority to issue ADs applicable to transport category airplanes and associated appliances to the Director of the System Oversight Division. 1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; 2. Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska; and 3. 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. Regulatory Findings We determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would 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 proposed regulation: Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. The Proposed Amendment PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. E:\FR\FM\24JNP1.SGM 24JNP1 29416 § 39.13 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 121 / Monday, June 24, 2019 / Proposed Rules (a) Comments Due Date [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ Transport Category Airplanes: Docket No. FAA–2019–0444; Product Identifier 2019–NM–028–AD. We must receive comments by August 8, 2019. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to the airplanes identified in figure 1 to paragraph (c) of this AD, certificated in any category, having an affected part (defined in paragraph (g) of this AD) installed as specified in the applicable service information identified in figure 1 to paragraph (c) of this AD. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with PROPOSALS BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:30 Jun 21, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\24JNP1.SGM 24JNP1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 121 / Monday, June 24, 2019 / Proposed Rules 29417 Figure 1 to paragraph (c) of this AD -Detailed Applicability Fokker Services B.V. Model F.27 Mark 050 airplanes SBF50-46-004 Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 3000 airplanes SBF28-46-00 1 Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and Mark 0100 airplanes SBF 100-46-003 Airbus SAS Model A318-111 airplanes; Model A319-111, -112, -114, -115, and -132 airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, -214,-231,-232, and -251N airplanes; and Model A321-211, -231,-232, -251N, and -253N airplanes Airbus SAS Model A330-202, -223, -243, -322, and -343 airplanes jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with PROPOSALS Fokker Modification Service Bulletin (SB)/Engineering Bulletin (EB) Used to Install Affected Part EBA319-0025 or -0032; EBA320-0044, -0049, -0059, -0064, -0095, -0097, -0105, -0108, -0124, -0126, -0139, -0140, -0141, -0145,-0150,-0156,-0158,-0160, or-0164 EBA330-0004, -0005, or -0007 Airbus Model A340-312 and -313 airplanes EBA340-0001 or -0004 ATR- GIE Avions de Transport Regional Model ATR42-500 airplanes; and Model ATR72-212 and -212A airplanes EBAT72-0006, -0007, -0008, -0010, or -0011 The Boeing Company Model 737-300, -400, -500, -700, -800 and -900ER series airplanes (EASA supplemental type certificate (STC) 10061825, which corresponds to FAA STC ST03939NY) EBB737-0008, -0021, -0022, -0023,-0025,-0031,-0032,-0041,-0044, -0046, -0052, -0068, -0070, -0071, -0088, -0094,-0096,-0098,-0099,-0108,-0113, -0123, -0124, -0133, -0140, -0143, -0147, -0148, -0149 or -0154 The Boeing Company Model 757-200 series airplanes EBB757-0002, -0004, -0005, or -0010 The Boeing Company Model 767-200 and -300 series airplanes EBB767-0003, -0004, -0006, -0008, -0009, -0010,-0011,-0014,-0015, or-0018 The Boeing Company Model 777-200LR series airplanes EBB777-0005 or -0007 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:30 Jun 21, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\24JNP1.SGM 24JNP1 EP24JN19.000</GPH> Affected Airplanes, All Manufacturer Serial N urn hers 29418 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 121 / Monday, June 24, 2019 / Proposed Rules (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 46, Information systems. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by reports of smoke and fumes in the flight deck. We are issuing this AD to address smoke and fumes in the flight deck, which could result in excessive flightcrew workload and injury to flight deck occupants. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Definition jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with PROPOSALS For the purpose of this AD, an ‘‘affected part’’ is a universal serial bus (USB) receptacle manufactured by Lone Star Aviation, Corporation, having part number LS03–05050–A. (8) Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBB777–0009, Revision 1, dated October 3, 2018. (9) Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBCL60–0010, Revision 1, dated August 30, 2018. (10) Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBDHC8–0035, Revision 1, dated December 13, 2018. (11) Fokker Services F28 Generic Service Bulletin SBF28–46–002, Revision 0, dated July 27, 2018. (12) Fokker Services F50/60 Generic Service Bulletin SBF50–46–006, Revision 0, dated July 27, 2018. (13) Fokker Services F100/700 Generic Service Bulletin SBF100–46–008, Revision 0, dated July 27, 2018. (i) Parts Installation Prohibition After modification of an airplane as required by paragraph (h) of this AD, no person may install an affected part on that airplane. (h) Modification (j) Credit for Previous Actions Within 12 months after the effective date of this AD, modify each affected part in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of the applicable Fokker Services B.V. service information identified in paragraphs (h)(1) through (h)(13) of this AD. (1) Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBA320–0167, Revision 2, dated December 13, 2018. (2) Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBA330–0011, Revision 0, Sequence 9, dated July 27, 2018. (3) Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBA340–0005, Revision 0, Sequence 8, dated July 27, 2018. (4) Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBAT72–0013, Revision 0, Sequence 7, dated July 27, 2018. (5) Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBB737–0156, Revision 3, dated February 25, 2019. (6) Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBB757–0020, Revision 1, dated October 2, 2018. (7) Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBB767–0023, Revision 1, dated October 3, 2018. This paragraph provides credit for the actions specified in paragraph (h) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using the service information specified in paragraphs (j)(1) through (j)(7) of this AD. (1) Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBA320–0167, Revision 1, dated August 30, 2018. (2) Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBDHC8–0035, Revision 0, dated July 27, 2018. (3) Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBB737–0156, Revision 1, dated August 30, 2018. (4) Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBB737–0156, Revision 2, dated October 3, 2018. (5) Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBB757–0020, Revision 0, dated July 27, 2018. (6) Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBB767–0023, Revision 0, dated July 27, 2018. (7) Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBB777–0009, Revision 0, dated July 27, 2018. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:30 Jun 21, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 (k) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, International Section, Transport Standards 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 International Section, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (l)(2) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-116-AMOCREQUESTS@faa.gov. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/certificate holding district office. (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA; or the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA); or Fokker Services B.V.’s EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA). If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized signature. (l) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) EASA Airworthiness Directive 2018–0259R1, dated February 7, 2019, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2019–0444. (2) For more information about this AD, contact Dan Rodina, Aerospace Engineer, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone and fax 206– 231–3225. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Fokker Services B.V., Technical Services Dept., P.O. Box 1357, 2130 EL Hoofddorp, the Netherlands; telephone +31 (0)88–6280–350; fax +31 E:\FR\FM\24JNP1.SGM 24JNP1 EP24JN19.001</GPH> BILLING CODE 4910–13–C Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 121 / Monday, June 24, 2019 / Proposed Rules (0)88–6280–111; email technicalservices@ fokker.com; internet http:// www.myfokkerfleet.com. (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206–231–3195. Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on June 4, 2019. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2019–13084 Filed 6–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2019–0395; Product Identifier 2019–NE–11–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. Turboprop Engines Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) PW150A turboprop engines. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination by the manufacturer that certain PW150A engine high-pressure (HP) centrifugal impellers may exhibit a material microstructure anomaly that has a potential to adversely affect the low cycle fatigue characteristics of the part. This proposed AD would require replacement of the affected HP centrifugal impellers. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: The FAA must receive comments on this proposed AD by August 8, 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 http://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: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:30 Jun 21, 2019 Jkt 247001 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this NPRM, contact Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp., 1000 Marie-Victorin, Longueuil, Quebec, Canada, J4G 1A1; phone: 800–268–8000; fax: 450–647– 2888; internet: http://www.pwc.ca. You may view this service information at the FAA, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7759. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2019– 0395; 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 NPRM, the mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI), the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for Docket Operations is listed above. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Caufield, Aerospace Engineer, ECO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238–7146; fax: 781–238–7199; email: barbara.caufield@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited The FAA invites you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposal. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2019–0395; Product Identifier 2019–NE–11–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. The FAA specifically invites comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this NPRM. The FAA will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this NPRM because of those comments. The FAA will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. The FAA will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we receive about this NPRM. Discussion Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation authority for Canada, has issued AD CF–2018–12, dated April 27, 2018 (referred to after this as ‘‘the MCAI’’), to address the PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 29419 unsafe condition on these products. The MCAI states: Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has determined that certain PW150A engine HP centrifugal impellers, part number (P/N) 3049127–01, may exhibit a material microstructure anomaly which has a potential to adversely affect the low cycle fatigue (LCF) characteristics of the part, resulting in a lower LCF life than currently published in the engine model’s Airworthiness Limitations. The identified discrepancy was related to specific parts having been exposed to inappropriate temperature levels during the manufacturing process. To address the subject potential material microstructure problem, P&WC issued SB 35331 Initial Issue, dated 16 March 2016, and then subsequently Revision 1, dated 3 May 2016, to recommend replacement of specific impeller serial numbers prior to the parts reaching the determined thresholds. Subsequent to the release of the SB, P&WC voluntarily initiated a fleet campaign to achieve this objective. The actions specified by this AD are to ensure that HP centrifugal impellers with this potential material anomaly condition are contained in order to prevent severe engine damage and possible aeroplane damage caused by an impeller failure. You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2019– 0395. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 The FAA reviewed P&WC Service Bulletin (SB) PW150–72–35331, Revision No. 1, dated May 3, 2016. The SB describes procedures for replacement of the affected HP centrifugal impeller. 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 the aviation authority of Canada and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant to our bilateral agreement with Canada, they have notified us of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service information referenced in this proposed AD. The FAA is proposing this AD because we evaluated all the relevant information provided by Transport Canada Civil Aviation and determined the unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or develop in other products of the same type design. E:\FR\FM\24JNP1.SGM 24JNP1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2019-0444; Product Identifier 2019-NM-028-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Various Transport Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) 
for various transport airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by 
reports of smoke and fumes in the flight deck. This proposed AD would 
require modification of certain universal serial bus (USB) receptacles 
located in the flight deck. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the 
unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: The FAA must receive comments on this proposed AD by August 8, 
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 http://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: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    For service information identified in this NPRM, contact Fokker 
Services B.V., Technical Services Dept., P.O. Box 1357, 2130 EL 
Hoofddorp, the Netherlands; telephone +31 (0)88-6280-350; fax +31 
(0)88-6280-111; email [email protected]; internet http://www.myfokkerfleet.com. You may view this service information at the 
FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. 
For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 
206-231-3195.

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2019-
0444; 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 NPRM, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other 
information. The street address for Docket Operations is listed above. 
Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dan Rodina, Aerospace Engineer, 
International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, 2200 South 
216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone and fax 206-231-3225.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comments Invited

    The FAA invites you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this proposal. Send your comments to an address listed 
under the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2019-0444; 
Product Identifier 2019-NM-028-AD'' at the beginning of your comments. 
The FAA specifically invites comments on the overall regulatory, 
economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this NPRM. The FAA will 
consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this 
NPRM because of those comments.
    The FAA will post all comments received, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. 
The FAA will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal 
contact the FAA receives about this NPRM.

Discussion

    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical 
Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA AD 
2018-0259R1, dated February 7, 2019 (referred to after this as the 
Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ``the MCAI''), to 
correct an unsafe condition for the following airplanes on which 
certain USB receptacles were installed using certain Fokker service 
information:
     Fokker Services B.V. Model F.27 Mark 050 airplanes.
     Fokker Services B.V. Model F.28 Mark 3000 airplanes.
     Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and Mark 0100 
airplanes.
     Airbus SAS Model A318-111 airplanes.
     Airbus SAS Model A319-111, -112, -114, -115, and -132 
airplanes.
     Airbus SAS Model A320-211, -212, -214, -231, -232, and -
251N airplanes.
     Airbus SAS Model A321-211, -231, -232, -251N and -253N 
airplanes.
     Airbus SAS Model A330-202, -223, -243, -322 and -343 
airplanes.
     Airbus SAS Model A340-312 and -313 airplanes.
     ATR--GIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR42-
500 airplanes.
     ATR--GIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR72-
212 and -212A airplanes.
     The Boeing Company Model 737-300, -400, -500, -700, -800 
and -900ER series airplanes.
     The Boeing Company Model 757-200 series airplanes.
     The Boeing Company Model 767-200 and -300 series 
airplanes.
     The Boeing Company Model 777-200LR series airplanes.
     Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B16 (601-3A, 601-3R, and 
604 Variants) airplanes.
     Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 
700, 701 & 702) airplanes.
     Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-202, -311, -315 and -402 
airplanes.
    The MCAI states:

    Several occurrences on various aeroplanes have been reported of 
smoke and fumes in the cockpit, due to overheating of an Electronic 
Flight Bag (EFB) [universal serial bus] USB receptacle, which had 
been installed by [Fokker Services] FS Supplemental Type Certificate 
(STC), [service bulletin] SB, or minor modification, either an 
Engineering Change Request (ECR) or Compliance Record Report (CRR), 
as applicable. Investigation results revealed that each of these 
events was caused by a short circuit in the EFB charging cable.
    This condition, if not corrected, could lead to further events 
of smoke/fumes in the cockpit, possibly resulting in excessive 
flight crew workload and/or injury to flight deck occupants.
    To address this unsafe condition, the USB manufacturer developed 
a modification (change to USB receptacle [part number] P/N LS03-
05050-B), and Fokker Services published the applicable SB/EB to 
provide those modification instructions, installing current limiting 
and overheat protection.
    For the reason described above, EASA issued AD 2018-0259 to 
require modification of each affected part. That [EASA] AD also 
prohibited (re)installation of affected parts.
    Since that [EASA] AD was issued, FS issued Revision 2 of EBA320-
0167 and Revision 1 of EBDHC8-0035, redefining the affected 
aeroplanes. It was determined that aeroplanes with EBA320-0151 
embodied are not affected, as this involves a USB power supply from 
another manufacturer. It was also determined that aeroplanes with FS 
EBDHC8-0033 embodied (part of EASA STC 10046185) are not affected by 
the [EASA] AD, as that mod is a holder-only installation. This 
[EASA] AD is revised accordingly.

    You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2019-
0444.

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Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    Fokker Services B.V. has issued the following service information, 
which describes procedures for modifying the electronic flight bag USB 
receptacles located in the flight deck, including current limiting and 
overheat protection. These documents are distinct since they apply to 
different airplane models.
     Fokker Services F28 Generic Service Bulletin SBF28-46-002, 
Revision 0, dated July 27, 2018.
     Fokker Services F50/60 Generic Service Bulletin SBF50-46-
006, Revision 0, dated July 27, 2018.
     Fokker Services F100/700 Generic Service Bulletin SBF100-
46-008, Revision 0, dated July 27, 2018.
     Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBA320-0167, Revision 
2, dated December 13, 2018.
     Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBA330-0011, Revision 
0, Sequence 9, dated July 27, 2018.
     Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBA340-0005, Revision 
0, Sequence 8, dated July 27, 2018.
     Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBAT72-0013, Revision 
0, Sequence 7, dated July 27, 2018.
     Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBB737-0156, Revision 
3, dated February 25, 2019.
     Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBB757-0020, Revision 
1, dated October 2, 2018.
     Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBB767-0023, Revision 
1, dated October 3, 2018.
     Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBB777-0009, Revision 
1, dated October 3, 2018.
     Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBCL60-0010, Revision 
1, dated August 30, 2018.
     Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBDHC8-0035, Revision 
1, dated December 13, 2018.
    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 the aviation authority of another 
country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant 
to our bilateral agreement with the State of Design Authority, the FAA 
has been notified of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and 
service information referenced above. The FAA is proposing this AD 
because we evaluated all the relevant information and determined the 
unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or develop on 
other products of the same type design.

Proposed Requirements of This NPRM

    This proposed AD would require accomplishing the actions specified 
in the service information described previously.

Costs of Compliance

    The FAA estimates that this proposed AD affects 14 airplanes of 
U.S. registry. The FAA estimates the following costs to comply with 
this proposed AD:

                                      Estimated Costs for Required Actions
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                                                                                    Cost per       Cost on U.S.
                          Labor cost                              Parts cost        product         operators
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3 work-hours x $85 per hour = $255...........................            * $0             $255           $3,570
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* The FAA has received no definitive data on the parts costs for the required actions.

    According to the manufacturer, some or all of the costs of this 
proposed AD may be covered under warranty, thereby reducing the cost 
impact on affected individuals. The FAA does not control warranty 
coverage for affected individuals. As a result, the FAA has included 
all known costs in our cost estimate.

Authority for This Rulemaking

    Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA's authority to 
issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the 
authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII: Aviation Programs, 
describes in more detail the scope of the Agency's authority.
    The FAA is 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 proposed AD is issued in accordance with authority delegated 
by the Executive Director, Aircraft Certification Service, as 
authorized by FAA Order 8000.51C. In accordance with that order, 
issuance of ADs is normally a function of the Compliance and 
Airworthiness Division, but during this transition period, the 
Executive Director has delegated the authority to issue ADs applicable 
to transport category airplanes and associated appliances to the 
Director of the System Oversight Division.

Regulatory Findings

    We determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism 
implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would 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 proposed 
regulation:
    1. Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive Order 
12866;
    2. Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska; and
    3. 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.

The Proposed Amendment

    Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the 
Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows:

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

0
1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows:

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

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Sec.  39.13   [Amended]

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

Transport Category Airplanes: Docket No. FAA-2019-0444; Product 
Identifier 2019-NM-028-AD.

(a) Comments Due Date

    We must receive comments by August 8, 2019.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to the airplanes identified in figure 1 to 
paragraph (c) of this AD, certificated in any category, having an 
affected part (defined in paragraph (g) of this AD) installed as 
specified in the applicable service information identified in figure 
1 to paragraph (c) of this AD.
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(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 46, Information 
systems.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by reports of smoke and fumes in the flight 
deck. We are issuing this AD to address smoke and fumes in the 
flight deck, which could result in excessive flightcrew workload and 
injury to flight deck occupants.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Definition

    For the purpose of this AD, an ``affected part'' is a universal 
serial bus (USB) receptacle manufactured by Lone Star Aviation, 
Corporation, having part number LS03-05050-A.

(h) Modification

    Within 12 months after the effective date of this AD, modify 
each affected part in accordance with the Accomplishment 
Instructions of the applicable Fokker Services B.V. service 
information identified in paragraphs (h)(1) through (h)(13) of this 
AD.
    (1) Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBA320-0167, Revision 
2, dated December 13, 2018.
    (2) Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBA330-0011, Revision 
0, Sequence 9, dated July 27, 2018.
    (3) Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBA340-0005, Revision 
0, Sequence 8, dated July 27, 2018.
    (4) Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBAT72-0013, Revision 
0, Sequence 7, dated July 27, 2018.
    (5) Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBB737-0156, Revision 
3, dated February 25, 2019.
    (6) Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBB757-0020, Revision 
1, dated October 2, 2018.
    (7) Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBB767-0023, Revision 
1, dated October 3, 2018.
    (8) Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBB777-0009, Revision 
1, dated October 3, 2018.
    (9) Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBCL60-0010, Revision 
1, dated August 30, 2018.
    (10) Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBDHC8-0035, Revision 
1, dated December 13, 2018.
    (11) Fokker Services F28 Generic Service Bulletin SBF28-46-002, 
Revision 0, dated July 27, 2018.
    (12) Fokker Services F50/60 Generic Service Bulletin SBF50-46-
006, Revision 0, dated July 27, 2018.
    (13) Fokker Services F100/700 Generic Service Bulletin SBF100-
46-008, Revision 0, dated July 27, 2018.

(i) Parts Installation Prohibition

    After modification of an airplane as required by paragraph (h) 
of this AD, no person may install an affected part on that airplane.

(j) Credit for Previous Actions

    This paragraph provides credit for the actions specified in 
paragraph (h) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the 
effective date of this AD using the service information specified in 
paragraphs (j)(1) through (j)(7) of this AD.
    (1) Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBA320-0167, Revision 
1, dated August 30, 2018.
    (2) Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBDHC8-0035, Revision 
0, dated July 27, 2018.
    (3) Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBB737-0156, Revision 
1, dated August 30, 2018.
    (4) Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBB737-0156, Revision 
2, dated October 3, 2018.
    (5) Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBB757-0020, Revision 
0, dated July 27, 2018.
    (6) Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBB767-0023, Revision 
0, dated July 27, 2018.
    (7) Fokker Services Engineering Bulletin EBB777-0009, Revision 
0, dated July 27, 2018.

(k) Other FAA AD Provisions

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, 
International Section, Transport Standards 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 International Section, send it to the attention of 
the person identified in paragraph (l)(2) of this AD. Information 
may be emailed to: [email protected]. Before using any 
approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or 
lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight 
standards district office/certificate holding district office.
    (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD 
to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be 
accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, International 
Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA; or the European Aviation 
Safety Agency (EASA); or Fokker Services B.V.'s EASA Design 
Organization Approval (DOA). If approved by the DOA, the approval 
must include the DOA-authorized signature.

(l) Related Information

    (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information 
(MCAI) EASA Airworthiness Directive 2018-0259R1, dated February 7, 
2019, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD 
docket on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching 
for and locating Docket No. FAA-2019-0444.
    (2) For more information about this AD, contact Dan Rodina, 
Aerospace Engineer, International Section, Transport Standards 
Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone 
and fax 206-231-3225.
    (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Fokker Services B.V., Technical Services Dept., P.O. Box 1357, 2130 
EL Hoofddorp, the Netherlands; telephone +31 (0)88-6280-350; fax +31

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(0)88-6280-111; email [email protected]; internet http://www.myfokkerfleet.com.
    (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport 
Standards Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For 
information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 
206-231-3195.

    Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on June 4, 2019.
Michael Kaszycki,
Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-13084 Filed 6-21-19; 8:45 am]
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