Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes, 48045-48047 [2019-19771]

Download as PDF 48045 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 177 Thursday, September 12, 2019 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. September 4, 2019, the following correction is made: 1. On page 46424, in the third column, in footnote 9, the text is revised to read as follows: ‘‘See 6 CFR 37.11.’’ call 206–231–3195. It is also available on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2019– 0023. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. Christina McDonald, Associate General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs. Examining the AD Docket [FR Doc. 2019–19702 Filed 9–11–19; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY BILLING CODE 9110–9M–P Office of the Secretary DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 6 CFR Part 37 Federal Aviation Administration RIN 1601–AA91 14 CFR Part 39 Minimum Standards for Driver’s Licenses and Identification Cards Acceptable by Federal Agencies for Official Purposes; Implementation of the REAL ID Act Modification for Freely Associated States Act; Correction Office of the Secretary, DHS. Final rule; correction. AGENCY: ACTION: jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with RULES VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:26 Sep 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; correction. AGENCY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is correcting a final rule that published in the Federal Register on September 4, 2019. On September 4, 2019, DHS published two documents in the Federal Register related to the implementation of the REAL ID Modification for Freely Associated States Act: A final rule implementing the REAL ID Modification for Freely Associated States Act, and a notice designating an unexpired foreign passport and valid Form I–94 (ArrivalDeparture Record) as acceptable identity documentation for purposes of obtaining a REAL ID driver’s license or identification card for eligible citizens of the Freely Associated States. The text of footnote 9, which was included in the final rule, was overtaken by the notice published on the same date. Through this correction, the text of footnote 9 is being revised. DATES: Effective on September 12, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Yonkers, Director, Biometrics and Credentialing/REAL ID Program, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Policy, Strategy, and Plans, Washington, DC 20528, (202) 447–3274. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In FR Doc. 2019–19023 appearing on page 46423 in the Federal Register of Wednesday, SUMMARY: [Docket No. FAA–2019–0023; Product Identifier 2018–NM–145–AD; Amendment 39–19700; AD 2019–15–07] The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 737–100, 737–200, 737–200C, 737–300, 737–400, and 737– 500 series airplanes. As published, a paragraph reference specified in the regulatory text is incorrect. This document corrects that error. In all other respects, the original document remains the same. DATES: This correction is effective September 19, 2019. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of September 19, 2019 (84 FR 41614, August 15, 2019). ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Contractual & Data Services (C&DS), 2600 Westminster Blvd., MC 110–SK57, Seal Beach, CA 90740–5600; telephone 562–797–1717; internet https://www.myboeingfleet.com. You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00001 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–2019– 0023; or in person at Docket Operations between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this final rule, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The address for Docket Operations is U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George Garrido, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Section, FAA, Los Angeles ACO Branch, 3960 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, CA 90712–4137; phone: 562–627–5232; fax: 562–627– 5210; email: george.garrido@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AD 2019– 15–07, Amendment 39–19700 (84 FR 41614, August 15, 2019) (‘‘AD 2019–15– 07’’), requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the fuselage lower lobe frames, and applicable on-condition actions. That AD also provides an optional terminating action for certain repetitive inspections. That AD applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 737–100, 737–200, 737–200C, 737–300, 737–400, and 737–500 series airplanes. Need for the Correction As published, paragraph (h) of the regulatory text of AD 2019–15–07 contains an error. Paragraph (h) of the AD incorrectly refers to paragraph (i) as the Exceptions to Service Information Specifications paragraph, and it should have referred to paragraph (j) of the AD. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 The FAA reviewed Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–53A1362, dated September 20, 2018. The service information describes procedures for repetitive inspections for cracking of the fuselage lower lobe frames, applicable on-condition actions, and an optional modification of the tooling holes and E:\FR\FM\12SER1.SGM 12SER1 48046 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 177 / Thursday, September 12, 2019 / Rules and Regulations insulation attachment holes. Oncondition actions include repetitive inspections for cracking of the lower lobe frames, repair, and repetitive postrepair inspections for cracking. 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. 737–53A1362, dated September 20, 2018 (‘‘BASB 737–53A1362’’). (2) Installation of Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) ST01219SE does not affect the ability to accomplish the actions required by this AD. Therefore, for airplanes on which STC ST01219SE is installed, a ‘‘change in product’’ alternative method of compliance (AMOC) approval request is not necessary to comply with the requirements of 14 CFR 39.17. Correction of Publication (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 53, Fuselage. This document corrects an error and correctly adds the AD as an amendment to 14 CFR 39.13. Although no other part of the preamble or regulatory information has been corrected, the FAA is publishing the entire rule in the Federal Register. The effective date of this AD remains September 19, 2019. Since this action only corrects paragraph references, it has no adverse economic impact and imposes no additional burden on any person. Therefore, the FAA has determined that notice and public comment procedures are unnecessary. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Adoption of the Correction Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the Federal Aviation Administration amends part 39 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 39) as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Corrected] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ 2019–15–07 The Boeing Company: Amendment 39–19700; Docket No. FAA–2019–0023; Product Identifier 2018–NM–145–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective September 19, 2019. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with RULES (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability (1) This AD applies to The Boeing Company Model 737–100, 737–200, 737– 200C, 737–300, 737–400, and 737–500 series airplanes, certificated in any category, as identified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:26 Sep 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by reports of cracks in the frames below the passenger floor. The FAA is issuing this AD to address cracks that could propagate until the frame severs. Continued operation of the airplane with multiple adjacent severed frames, or the combination of a severed frame adjacent to fuselage skin chem-mill cracks, could result in an uncontrolled decompression and loss of structural integrity of the airplane. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Required Actions for Group 1 Airplanes For airplanes identified as Group 1 in BASB 737–53A1362: Within 120 days after the effective date of this AD, accomplish actions to correct the unsafe condition (e.g., inspections and on-condition actions) using a method approved in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (k) of this AD. (h) Required Actions for Group 2 Through 20 Airplanes For airplanes identified as Group 2 through 20 in BASB 737–53A1362: Except as specified in paragraph (j) of this AD, at the applicable times specified in paragraph 1.E., ‘‘Compliance,’’ of BASB 737–53A1362, do all applicable actions identified as ‘‘RC’’ (required for compliance) in, and in accordance with, the Accomplishment Instructions of BASB 737–53A1362. (i) Optional Terminating Action for Certain Repetitive Inspections For airplanes identified as Group 2 through 20 in BASB 737–53A1362, accomplishment of part 13, ‘‘Preventive Modification of the Frame Web Tooling Hole and Insulation Attachment Hole in the Section 46 Lower Lobe Frame,’’ in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of BASB 737– 53A1362, terminates the repetitive open hole high frequency eddy current inspections required by paragraph (h) of this AD, for the modified tooling hole or insulation attachment hole location only. (j) Exceptions to Service Information Specifications (1) For purposes of determining compliance with the requirements of this AD: Where BASB 737–53A1362 uses the phrase ‘‘the original issue date of this service bulletin,’’ this AD requires using ‘‘the PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 effective date of this AD,’’ except where BASB 737–53A1362 uses the phrase ‘‘the original issue date of this service bulletin’’ in a note or flag note. (2) Where BASB 737–53A1362 specifies contacting Boeing for repair instructions or alternative inspections: This AD requires doing the repair, or doing the alternative inspections and applicable on-condition actions, using a method approved in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (k) of this AD. (k) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Los Angeles 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 (l) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANMLAACO-AMOC-Requests@faa.gov. (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. (3) An AMOC that provides an acceptable level of safety may be used for any repair, modification, or alteration required by this AD if it is approved by The Boeing Company Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) that has been authorized by the Manager, Los Angeles ACO Branch, FAA, to make those findings. To be approved, the repair method, modification deviation, or alteration deviation must meet the certification basis of the airplane, and the approval must specifically refer to this AD. (4) Except as required by paragraph (j)(2) of this AD: For service information that contains steps that are labeled as Required for Compliance (RC), the provisions of paragraphs (k)(4)(i) and (k)(4)(ii) of this AD apply. (i) The steps labeled as RC, including substeps under an RC step and any figures identified in an RC step, must be done to comply with the AD. If a step or substep is labeled ‘‘RC Exempt,’’ then the RC requirement is removed from that step or substep. An AMOC is required for any deviations to RC steps, including substeps and identified figures. (ii) Steps not labeled as RC may be deviated from using accepted methods in accordance with the operator’s maintenance or inspection program without obtaining approval of an AMOC, provided the RC steps, including substeps and identified figures, can still be done as specified, and the airplane can be put back in an airworthy condition. (l) Related Information For more information about this AD, contact George Garrido, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Section, FAA, Los Angeles ACO Branch, 3960 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, CA 90712–4137; phone: 562–627– 5232; fax: 562–627–5210; email: george.garrido@faa.gov. E:\FR\FM\12SER1.SGM 12SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 177 / Thursday, September 12, 2019 / Rules and Regulations (m) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless this AD specifies otherwise. (3) The following service information was approved for IBR on September 19, 2019 (84 FR 41614, August 15, 2019). (i) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737– 53A1362, dated September 20, 2018. (ii) [Reserved] (4) For service information identified in this AD, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Contractual & Data Services (C&DS), 2600 Westminster Blvd., MC 110–SK57, Seal Beach, CA 90740–5600; telephone 562–797–1717; internet https:// www.myboeingfleet.com. (5) 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. (6) 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 Des Moines, Washington, on September 6, 2019. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2019–19771 Filed 9–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2019–0672; Product Identifier 2019–NM–100–AD; Amendment 39–19724; AD 2019–17–04] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019–06– 09, which applied to certain Airbus SAS Model A350–941 airplanes. AD 2019– 06–09 required repetitive tightness checks of the baby bassinet inserts installed on stowages and partitions and, depending on findings, accomplishment of applicable corrective jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:26 Sep 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 actions, as specified in a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which was incorporated by reference. This new AD continues to require repetitive tightness checks of the baby bassinet inserts installed on stowages and partitions and, depending on findings, accomplishment of applicable corrective actions, and also requires modification of the baby bassinet inserts, which constitutes terminating action for the repetitive tightness checks; as specified in an EASA AD, which is incorporated by reference. This AD was prompted by reports that baby bassinet inserts installed on airplane stowages and partitions were found loose because a self-securing fixation device (Loctite) had not been applied. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD becomes effective September 27, 2019. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of September 27, 2019. The FAA must receive comments on this AD by October 28, 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 the material incorporated by reference (IBR) in this AD, contact the EASA, at Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 3, 50668 Cologne, Germany; telephone +49 221 89990 1000; email ADs@ easa.europa.eu; internet www.easa.europa.eu. You may find this IBR material on the EASA website at https://ad.easa.europa.eu. You may view this IBR material at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206–231–3195. It is also available in the AD docket on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2019– 0672. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 48047 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–2019– 0672; or in person at Docket Operations between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for Docket Operations is listed above. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen Arrigotti, Aerospace Engineer, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone and fax 206–231–3218. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion The FAA issued AD 2019–06–09, Amendment 39–19607 (84 FR 14602, April 11, 2019) (‘‘AD 2019–06–09’’), which applied to certain Airbus SAS Model A350–941 airplanes. AD 2019– 06–09 was prompted by reports that baby bassinet inserts installed on airplane stowages and partitions were found loose because a self-securing fixation device (Loctite) had not been applied. AD 2019–06–09 required repetitive tightness checks of the baby bassinet inserts installed on stowages and partitions and, depending on findings, accomplishment of applicable corrective actions, as specified in an EASA AD, which was incorporated by reference. The FAA issued AD 2019– 06–09 to address loose baby bassinet inserts, which, if not detected and corrected, could lead to detachment of a baby bassinet, possibly resulting in injury to the infant or other airplane occupants. Actions Since AD 2019–06–09 Was Issued Since AD 2019–06–09 was issued, the FAA has determined that a modification of the baby bassinet inserts installed on stowages and partitions is necessary to address the unsafe condition. The EASA, which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA AD 2019–0115, dated May 28, 2019 (‘‘EASA AD 2019–0115’’) (also referred to as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for certain Airbus SAS Model A350–941 airplanes. The MCAI states: Occurrences were reported where baby bassinet inserts installed on Airbus A350 E:\FR\FM\12SER1.SGM 12SER1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 177 (Thursday, September 12, 2019)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 48045-48047]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-19771]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2019-0023; Product Identifier 2018-NM-145-AD; Amendment 
39-19700; AD 2019-15-07]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that 
published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to certain The 
Boeing Company Model 737-100, 737-200, 737-200C, 737-300, 737-400, and 
737-500 series airplanes. As published, a paragraph reference specified 
in the regulatory text is incorrect. This document corrects that error. 
In all other respects, the original document remains the same.

DATES: This correction is effective September 19, 2019.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of September 
19, 2019 (84 FR 41614, August 15, 2019).

ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, 
contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Contractual & Data 
Services (C&DS), 2600 Westminster Blvd., MC 110-SK57, Seal Beach, CA 
90740-5600; telephone 562-797-1717; internet https://www.myboeingfleet.com. You may view this referenced service information 
at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des 
Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the 
FAA, call 206-231-3195. It is also available on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2019-
0023.

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-2019-
0023; or in person at Docket Operations between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains 
this final rule, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and 
other information. The address for Docket Operations is U.S. Department 
of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George Garrido, Aerospace Engineer, 
Airframe Section, FAA, Los Angeles ACO Branch, 3960 Paramount 
Boulevard, Lakewood, CA 90712-4137; phone: 562-627-5232; fax: 562-627-
5210; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AD 2019-15-07, Amendment 39-19700 (84 FR 
41614, August 15, 2019) (``AD 2019-15-07''), requires repetitive 
inspections for cracking of the fuselage lower lobe frames, and 
applicable on-condition actions. That AD also provides an optional 
terminating action for certain repetitive inspections. That AD applies 
to certain The Boeing Company Model 737-100, 737-200, 737-200C, 737-
300, 737-400, and 737-500 series airplanes.

Need for the Correction

    As published, paragraph (h) of the regulatory text of AD 2019-15-07 
contains an error. Paragraph (h) of the AD incorrectly refers to 
paragraph (i) as the Exceptions to Service Information Specifications 
paragraph, and it should have referred to paragraph (j) of the AD.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    The FAA reviewed Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-53A1362, dated 
September 20, 2018. The service information describes procedures for 
repetitive inspections for cracking of the fuselage lower lobe frames, 
applicable on-condition actions, and an optional modification of the 
tooling holes and

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insulation attachment holes. On-condition actions include repetitive 
inspections for cracking of the lower lobe frames, repair, and 
repetitive post-repair inspections for cracking.
    This service information is reasonably available because the 
interested parties have access to it through their normal course of 
business or by the means identified in the ADDRESSES section.

Correction of Publication

    This document corrects an error and correctly adds the AD as an 
amendment to 14 CFR 39.13. Although no other part of the preamble or 
regulatory information has been corrected, the FAA is publishing the 
entire rule in the Federal Register.
    The effective date of this AD remains September 19, 2019.
    Since this action only corrects paragraph references, it has no 
adverse economic impact and imposes no additional burden on any person. 
Therefore, the FAA has determined that notice and public comment 
procedures are unnecessary.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

    Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by 
reference, Safety.

Adoption of the Correction

    Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me by the 
Administrator, the Federal Aviation Administration amends part 39 of 
the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 39) as follows:

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   [Corrected]

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

2019-15-07 The Boeing Company: Amendment 39-19700; Docket No. FAA-
2019-0023; Product Identifier 2018-NM-145-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective September 19, 2019.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    (1) This AD applies to The Boeing Company Model 737-100, 737-
200, 737-200C, 737-300, 737-400, and 737-500 series airplanes, 
certificated in any category, as identified in Boeing Alert Service 
Bulletin 737-53A1362, dated September 20, 2018 (``BASB 737-
53A1362'').
    (2) Installation of Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) 
ST01219SE does not affect the ability to accomplish the actions 
required by this AD. Therefore, for airplanes on which STC ST01219SE 
is installed, a ``change in product'' alternative method of 
compliance (AMOC) approval request is not necessary to comply with 
the requirements of 14 CFR 39.17.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 53, Fuselage.

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by reports of cracks in the frames below 
the passenger floor. The FAA is issuing this AD to address cracks 
that could propagate until the frame severs. Continued operation of 
the airplane with multiple adjacent severed frames, or the 
combination of a severed frame adjacent to fuselage skin chem-mill 
cracks, could result in an uncontrolled decompression and loss of 
structural integrity of the airplane.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Required Actions for Group 1 Airplanes

    For airplanes identified as Group 1 in BASB 737-53A1362: Within 
120 days after the effective date of this AD, accomplish actions to 
correct the unsafe condition (e.g., inspections and on-condition 
actions) using a method approved in accordance with the procedures 
specified in paragraph (k) of this AD.

(h) Required Actions for Group 2 Through 20 Airplanes

    For airplanes identified as Group 2 through 20 in BASB 737-
53A1362: Except as specified in paragraph (j) of this AD, at the 
applicable times specified in paragraph 1.E., ``Compliance,'' of 
BASB 737-53A1362, do all applicable actions identified as ``RC'' 
(required for compliance) in, and in accordance with, the 
Accomplishment Instructions of BASB 737-53A1362.

(i) Optional Terminating Action for Certain Repetitive Inspections

    For airplanes identified as Group 2 through 20 in BASB 737-
53A1362, accomplishment of part 13, ``Preventive Modification of the 
Frame Web Tooling Hole and Insulation Attachment Hole in the Section 
46 Lower Lobe Frame,'' in accordance with the Accomplishment 
Instructions of BASB 737-53A1362, terminates the repetitive open 
hole high frequency eddy current inspections required by paragraph 
(h) of this AD, for the modified tooling hole or insulation 
attachment hole location only.

(j) Exceptions to Service Information Specifications

    (1) For purposes of determining compliance with the requirements 
of this AD: Where BASB 737-53A1362 uses the phrase ``the original 
issue date of this service bulletin,'' this AD requires using ``the 
effective date of this AD,'' except where BASB 737-53A1362 uses the 
phrase ``the original issue date of this service bulletin'' in a 
note or flag note.
    (2) Where BASB 737-53A1362 specifies contacting Boeing for 
repair instructions or alternative inspections: This AD requires 
doing the repair, or doing the alternative inspections and 
applicable on-condition actions, using a method approved in 
accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (k) of this 
AD.

(k) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (1) The Manager, Los Angeles 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 (l) of this AD. Information may 
be emailed to: [email protected].
    (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.
    (3) An AMOC that provides an acceptable level of safety may be 
used for any repair, modification, or alteration required by this AD 
if it is approved by The Boeing Company Organization Designation 
Authorization (ODA) that has been authorized by the Manager, Los 
Angeles ACO Branch, FAA, to make those findings. To be approved, the 
repair method, modification deviation, or alteration deviation must 
meet the certification basis of the airplane, and the approval must 
specifically refer to this AD.
    (4) Except as required by paragraph (j)(2) of this AD: For 
service information that contains steps that are labeled as Required 
for Compliance (RC), the provisions of paragraphs (k)(4)(i) and 
(k)(4)(ii) of this AD apply.
    (i) The steps labeled as RC, including substeps under an RC step 
and any figures identified in an RC step, must be done to comply 
with the AD. If a step or substep is labeled ``RC Exempt,'' then the 
RC requirement is removed from that step or substep. An AMOC is 
required for any deviations to RC steps, including substeps and 
identified figures.
    (ii) Steps not labeled as RC may be deviated from using accepted 
methods in accordance with the operator's maintenance or inspection 
program without obtaining approval of an AMOC, provided the RC 
steps, including substeps and identified figures, can still be done 
as specified, and the airplane can be put back in an airworthy 
condition.

(l) Related Information

    For more information about this AD, contact George Garrido, 
Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Section, FAA, Los Angeles ACO Branch, 
3960 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, CA 90712-4137; phone: 562-627-
5232; fax: 562-627-5210; email: [email protected].

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(m) Material Incorporated by Reference

    (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed 
in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
    (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do 
the actions required by this AD, unless this AD specifies otherwise.
    (3) The following service information was approved for IBR on 
September 19, 2019 (84 FR 41614, August 15, 2019).
    (i) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-53A1362, dated September 
20, 2018.
    (ii) [Reserved]
    (4) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Contractual & Data Services 
(C&DS), 2600 Westminster Blvd., MC 110-SK57, Seal Beach, CA 90740-
5600; telephone 562-797-1717; internet https://www.myboeingfleet.com.
    (5) 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.
    (6) 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 Des Moines, Washington, on September 6, 2019.
Michael Kaszycki,
Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-19771 Filed 9-11-19; 8:45 am]
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