Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Helicopters, 53008-53011 [2019-21564]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES 53008 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 193 / Friday, October 4, 2019 / Rules and Regulations maintained. However, the final recommendation provided by the Board indicated yields were better than anticipated in July, but still an issue. The other major factor in this adjustment was a consideration of expected sales. As noted earlier, the Board’s discussions indicated the adjustment for additional sales may have been overstated in its preliminary calculations. Therefore, the economic adjustment was not eliminated but reduced to 24 million pounds. Further, all members had an opportunity to express their opinions. The concerns regarding the change in the economic adjustment raised by these commenters were part of the Board’s discussions and in the end the recommended adjustment was supported by a supermajority of the Board. The comments also referred to old or poor quality inventory being favored by the regulation. With the exception of an age limitation on inventory held in reserve, the Order makes no distinctions among products in inventory. There are no regulations on the age or quality of fruit held as free inventory, nor is there any specific data collected regarding the age of the product in inventory. The comments also provide no specifics regarding the volume or age of the inventory they cite as problematic. Without this information, there can be no objective determination regarding how the age or quality of current inventory is impacting the market. Both comments also mentioned concerns with the volume of imports, which were also part of the Board’s preliminary and final discussions. While the Order cannot regulate imports, the Board has sought to use its available tools to remain competitive. In recent years, the Board has recommended, and USDA implemented, changes to the Order to allow processors to use restricted fruit under the market expansion provisions of the Order. This has included allowing new market diversion credits when supplying a customer formerly supplied by imports. As stated previously, these activities accounted for 55 million pounds of sales in 2017, up from 21.4 million pounds in the previous season. In 2018, the Order’s rules and regulations were modified to expand the number of years products are eligible for these diversion credits from three to five years. That change allows handlers to receive credits for two additional years, making it more likely handlers will invest in these diversion activities and reestablish domestic markets using restricted fruit. One commenter also indicated the regulation results in quality fruit being destroyed. There is no requirement VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:14 Oct 03, 2019 Jkt 250001 under the Order to destroy fruit. Those choosing to participate in grower diversion as a means of complying with the regulation do leave fruit unharvested in order to receive diversion credits that are then sold to processors. This is just one of many options processors have in order comply with the regulation. Board data indicate only 12.5 million pounds were diverted in the orchard, half of what had been projected in July. This indicates more handlers chose to meet their restricted percentage using reserves, new product and new market diversion, and exports. Accordingly, based on the comments received, no changes will be made to the rule as proposed. A small business guide on complying with fruit, vegetable, and specialty crop marketing agreements and orders may be viewed at: http://www.ams.usda.gov/ 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 matter presented, including the information and recommendation submitted by the Board and other available information, it is hereby found that this rule, as hereinafter set forth, will tend to effectuate the declared policy of the Act. List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 930 Marketing agreements, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Tart cherries. For the reasons set forth in the preamble, 7 CFR part 930 is amended as follows: PART 930—TART CHERRIES GROWN IN THE STATES OF MICHIGAN, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, OREGON, UTAH, WASHINGTON, AND WISCONSIN 1. The authority citation for 7 CFR part 930 continues to read as follows: ■ 2. Amend § 930.158 by revising paragraph (a) to read as follows: § 930.158 Grower diversion and grower diversion certificates. (a) Grower diversion certificates. The Board may issue diversion certificates to growers in districts subject to volume regulation who have voluntarily elected to divert in the orchard all or a portion of their tart cherry production which otherwise, upon delivery to handlers, would become restricted percentage cherries. Growers may offer the diversion certificate to handlers in lieu Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 § 930.256 Free and restricted percentages for the 2018–19 crop year. The percentages for tart cherries handled by handlers during the crop year beginning on July 1, 2018, which shall be free and restricted, respectively, are designated as follows: Free percentage, 73 percent and restricted percentage, 27 percent. Dated: September 26, 2019. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2019–21360 Filed 10–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2019–0389; Product Identifier 2018–SW–035–AD; Amendment 39–19748; AD 2019–19–12] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Helicopters Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: Authority: 7 U.S.C. 601–674. ■ PO 00000 of delivering cherries. Handlers may redeem diversion certificates with the Board through June 30 of each crop year. After June 30 of the crop year that crop year’s grower diversion certificates are no longer valid. Cherries that have reached a harvestable, marketable condition will be eligible for diversion. Diversion will not be granted to growers whose fruit was destroyed before it set and/or matured on the tree, or whose fruit is unmarketable. If marketable fruit were to be damaged or destroyed by acts of nature such as storms or hail diversion credit could be granted. To be considered marketable for the purposes of this section, sampled fruit may not exceed a 5 percent tolerance for insects or a 7 percent tolerance for rot. * * * * * ■ 3. Revise § 930.256 to read as follows: The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018–10– 07 for Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S–76C helicopters. AD 2018–10–07 required inspecting the engine collective position transducer (CPT). This new AD retains the requirements of AD 2018–10–07 and expands the applicability. This AD is prompted by the determination that an additional part-numbered engine CPT is affected by the same unsafe condition. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04OCR1.SGM 04OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 193 / Friday, October 4, 2019 / Rules and Regulations The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective November 8, 2019. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of November 8, 2019. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain other publications listed in this AD as of June 25, 2018 (83 FR 23355, May 21, 2018). ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, contact your local Sikorsky Field Representative or Sikorsky’s Service Engineering Group at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, 124 Quarry Road, Trumbull, CT 06611; telephone 1–800–Winged–S or 203– 416–4299; email wcs_cust_service_ eng.gr-sik@lmco.com. Operators may also log on to the Sikorsky 360 website at https://www.sikorsky360.com. You may review a copy of the referenced service information at the FAA, Office of the Regional Counsel, Southwest Region, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy, Room 6N–321, Fort Worth, TX 76177. It is also available on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2019– 0389. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES 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– 0389; 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 Document Operations, 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: Nick Rediess, Aviation Safety Engineer, Boston ACO Branch, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; telephone (781) 238–7159; email nicholas.rediess@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to supersede AD 2018–10–07, Amendment 39–19282 (83 FR 23355, May 21, 2018) (‘‘AD 2018–10–07’’). AD 2018–10–07 applied to Sikorsky Model VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:14 Oct 03, 2019 Jkt 250001 53009 S–76C helicopters with a Turbomeca, S.A., Arriel 2S1 or Arriel 2S2 engine with an engine CPT part number (P/N) 76900–01821–104 installed. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on May 23, 2019 (84 FR 23740). The NPRM was prompted by the determination that an additional part-numbered CPT is affected by the same unsafe condition identified in AD 2018–10–07. The NPRM proposed to retain all of the requirements of AD 2018–10–07, which required initial and recurring inspections of each CPT by measuring resistance, linearity resistance movement, and differential voltage, and depending on the outcome of the inspections, replacing the CPT. The NPRM also proposed to add engine CPT P/N 76900–01821–105 to the applicability. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. divides the procedures by CPT Test Box P/N by providing separate procedures for test boxes modified by Sikorsky Special Service Instructions (SSI) No. 76–96, dated August 19, 2016, which is not incorporated by reference in this AD. Additionally, the FAA reviewed TR 73–08, which updates procedures in TR 73–07. TR 73–08 does not divide the procedures by CPT Test Box P/N as it eliminates the procedures for CPT Text Box P/N 76700–40009–042. TR 73–08 omits obsolete figures and it provides inspection results as pass or fail. Finally, the FAA reviewed TR 73–10, which updates procedural steps and graphics in TR 73–08. 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. Comments The FAA gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. The FAA received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of the cost to the public. Other Related Service Information The FAA reviewed Sikorsky S–76 Helicopter ASB 76–73–8, Basic Issue, dated August 21, 2015 (ASB 76–73–8). ASB 76–73–8 contains the same procedures as ASB 76–73–8A; however, ASB 76–73–8A updates Sikorsky’s contact information for submitting a purchase order. The FAA also reviewed Sikorsky SA 4047–76C–2–1, Temporary Revision No. 5–181, dated August 21, 2015 (TR 5– 181); Task 5–20–00 of Sikorsky Airworthiness Limitations and Inspection Requirements, Publication No. SA 4047–76C–2–1, Revision 24, dated December 15, 2015 (Task 5–20– 00); and Section 73–22–04 of Chapter 73 Engine Fuel and Control, of Sikorsky Maintenance Manual, SA 4047–76C–2, Revision 31, dated December 15, 2015 (Section 73–22–04). TR 5–181 specifies adding CPT inspections referenced in Section 73–22–04 to the 300-hour inspection checklist contained in Task 5–20–00. The FAA also reviewed Sikorsky Safety Advisory No. SSA–S76–11–0002, dated May 17, 2011. This service information provides precautionary instructions to minimize hazardous situations that might result from an unreliable CPT. The FAA also reviewed Sikorsky SSI No. 76–96, dated August 19, 2016, which specifies procedures to modify CPT Test Box P/N 76700–40009–042 and re-identify it as P/N 76700–40009– 043. This one-time modification reduces the instructions to inspect the CPT and improves the inspection accuracy. The FAA also reviewed Sikorsky SSI No. 76–87, dated July 24, 2015, and SSI No. 76–87A, Revision A, dated August 21, 2015. These SSIs specify a one-time Conclusion The FAA reviewed the relevant data and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting this AD as proposed; however, since issuance of the NPRM, Sikorsky issued Maintenance Manual, SA 4047–76C–2, Temporary Revision 73–10, dated June 25, 2019 (TR 73–10), to update Sikorsky Maintenance Manual, SA 4047–76C–2, Temporary Revision No. 73–08, dated September 20, 2017 (TR 73–08). The NPRM proposed to require completing certain corrective actions with TR 73– 08. This final rule includes the option to use TR 73–10 for those corrective actions instead. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 The FAA reviewed Sikorsky S–76 Helicopter Alert Service Bulletin 76– 73–8, Revision A, dated December 4, 2015 (ASB 76–73–8A), which specifies a one-time inspection of total resistance, linearity resistant movement, excitation voltage, and differential voltage of the CPTs using CPT Text Box P/N 76700– 40009–042. The FAA also reviewed Sikorsky Maintenance Manual, SA 4047–76C–2, Temporary Revision No. 73–07, dated August 17, 2016 (TR 73– 07), which specifies procedures for removing, installing, and adjusting the CPTs, and inspections of total resistance, linearity resistant movement, excitation voltage, and differential voltage of the CPTs. TR 73–07 also PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\04OCR1.SGM 04OCR1 53010 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 193 / Friday, October 4, 2019 / Rules and Regulations inspection of total resistance, linearity resistant movement, excitation voltage, and differential voltage of the CPTs using CPT Text Box P/N 76700–40009– 042. Interim Action The FAA considers this AD interim action. The design approval holder is currently developing a terminating action that will address the unsafe condition identified in this AD. Once this action is developed, approved, and available, the FAA might consider additional rulemaking. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Costs of Compliance Adoption of the Amendment The FAA estimates that this AD affects 115 helicopters of U.S. Registry. The FAA estimates that operators may incur the following costs in order to comply with this AD. Labor costs are estimated at $85 per work-hour. The inspections take about 3.75 workhours for an estimated cost of $319 per helicopter and $36,685 for the U.S. fleet per inspection cycle. Replacing a CPT takes about 6 work-hours and parts cost $3,072 for an estimated replacement cost of $3,582. Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: Authority for This Rulemaking The FAA has determined that 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 that this AD: 16:14 Oct 03, 2019 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by removing Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018–10–07, Amendment 39–19282 (83 FR 23355, May 21, 2018), and adding the following new AD: 2019–19–12 Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation: Amendment 39–19748; Docket No. FAA–2019–0389; Product Identifier 2018–SW–035–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective November 8, 2019. (b) Affected ADs This AD replaces AD 2018–10–07, Amendment 39–19282 (83 FR 23355, May 21, 2018). (c) Applicability This AD applies to Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Model S–76C helicopters, certificated in any category, with a Turbomeca, S.A., Arriel 2S1 or Arriel 2S2 engine with an engine collective position transducer (CPT) part number (P/N) 76900– 01821–104 or 76900–01821–105 installed. (d) Subject Regulatory Findings VerDate Sep<11>2014 PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES ■ 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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES (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. Jkt 250001 Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC): 7300, Engine Fuel and Control. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by reports of wear of the CPT that has resulted in several One Engine Inoperative (OEI) incidents. The FAA is issuing this AD to prevent failure of a CPT. The unsafe condition, if not addressed, could result in a reduction in power to one engine resulting in an annunciated momentary OEI condition and subsequent emergency landing. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Required Actions (1) Within 130 hours time-in-service (TIS): (i) Measure resistance of each engine CPT and replace the CPT if the measured resistance is not within tolerance by following the Accomplishment Instructions, paragraphs 3.C.(1) through 3.C.(8)(b), of Sikorsky S–76 Helicopter Alert Service Bulletin ASB 76–73–8, Revision A, dated December 4, 2015 (ASB 76–73–8A), if using Test Box P/N 76700–40009–042 or by following paragraph 3.B.(11) of Sikorsky Maintenance Manual, SA 4047–76C–2, Temporary Revision No. 73–08, dated September 20, 2017 (TR 73–08) or paragraph 3.B.(11) of Sikorsky Maintenance Manual, SA 4047–76C–2, Temporary Revision No. 73–10, dated June 25, 2019 (TR 73–10), if using Test Box P/N 76700–40009–043. You are not required to use Sikorsky’s CPT data sheet or submit a data sheet to Sikorsky. (ii) Measure the linearity resistance movement of each engine CPT and replace the CPT if there is a linear abnormality or change in resistance that is not within tolerance by following the Accomplishment Instructions, paragraphs 3.D.(1) through 3.D.(14)(b), of ASB 76–73–8A, if using Test Box P/N 76700–40009–042 or by following paragraph 3.B.(12) of TR 73–08 or paragraph 3.B.(12) of TR 73–10, if using Test Box P/N 76700–40009–043. You are not required to use Sikorsky’s CPT data sheet or submit a data sheet to Sikorsky. (iii) Measure the differential voltage of each engine CPT and replace the CPT if the measured voltage is not within tolerance by following the Accomplishment Instructions, paragraphs 3.E. through 3.G.(1) of ASB 76– 73–8A, if using Test Box P/N 76700–40009– 042 or by following paragraph 3.B.(13) of TR 73–08 or paragraph 3.B.(13) of TR 73–10, if using Test Box P/N 76700–40009–043. You are not required to use Sikorsky’s CPT data sheet or submit a data sheet to Sikorsky. (2) Thereafter, at intervals not to exceed 300 hours TIS: (i) If using Test Box P/N 76700–40009–042: (A) Measure resistance of each engine CPT and replace the CPT if the resistance is not within tolerance by following paragraph 4.B.(11) of Sikorsky Maintenance Manual, SA 4047–76C–2, Temporary Revision No. 73–07, dated August 17, 2016 (TR 73–07), except you are not required to use Sikorsky’s CPT data sheet or return a failed CPT to Sikorsky. (B) Measure the linearity resistance movement of each engine CPT and replace the CPT if the movement exceeds tolerance by following paragraphs 4.B.(12)(a) through 4.B.(13)(f) of TR 73–07, except you are not required to use Sikorsky’s CPT data sheet or return a failed CPT to Sikorsky. (C) Measure the differential voltage of each CPT by following paragraphs 4.B.(14) through 4.B.(15)(h) of TR 73–07, except you are not required to use Sikorsky’s CPT data sheet. If the maximum voltage is greater than 100 millivolts or the minimum voltage is less than ¥100 millivolts, replace the CPT. (ii) For helicopters using Test Box P/N 76700–40009–043: E:\FR\FM\04OCR1.SGM 04OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 193 / Friday, October 4, 2019 / Rules and Regulations (A) Measure resistance of each engine CPT and replace the CPT if the resistance is not within tolerance by following paragraph 5.B.(11) of TR 73–07, paragraph 3.B.(11) of TR 73–08, or paragraph 3.B.(11) of TR 73–10, except you are not required to use Sikorsky’s CPT data sheet or return a failed CPT to Sikorsky. (B) Measure the resistance linearity of each engine CPT and replace the CPT if the resistance is not within tolerance by following paragraph 5.B.(12) of TR 73–07, paragraph 3.B.(12) of TR 73–08, or paragraph 3.B.(12) of TR 73–10, except you are not required to use Sikorsky’s CPT data sheet or return a failed CPT to Sikorsky. (C) Measure the differential voltage of each engine CPT and replace the CPT if the resistance is not within tolerance by following paragraphs 5.B.(13)(a) through 5.B.(13)(k) of TR 73–07, paragraph 3.B.(13) of TR 73–08, or paragraph 3.B.(13) of TR 73–10, except you are not required to use Sikorsky’s CPT data sheet or return a failed CPT to Sikorsky. (h) Credit for Previous Actions Actions accomplished before the effective date of this AD in accordance with the procedures specified in Sikorsky S–76 Helicopter Alert Service Bulletin ASB 76– 73–8, Basic Issue, dated August 21, 2015; Sikorsky Special Service Instruction SSI No. 76–87, dated July 24, 2015; or Sikorsky Special Service Instruction SSI No. 76–87, Revision A, dated August 21, 2015, are considered acceptable for compliance with the corresponding actions specified in paragraph (g)(1) of this AD. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD 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) 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 Nick Rediess, Aviation Safety Engineer, Boston ACO Branch, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: (781) 238–7159; email: nicholas.rediess@faa.gov. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact your local Sikorsky Field Representative or Sikorsky’s Service Engineering Group at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, 124 Quarry Road, Trumbull, CT 06611; telephone 1–800–Winged–S or 203– 416–4299; email wcs_cust_service_eng.grsik@lmco.com. Operators may also log on to the Sikorsky 360 website at https:// www.sikorsky360.com. You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:14 Oct 03, 2019 Jkt 250001 Office of the Regional Counsel, Southwest Region, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy, Room 6N– 321, Fort Worth, TX 76177. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (817) 222–5110. (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. (3) The following service information was approved for IBR on November 8, 2019. (i) Sikorsky Maintenance Manual, SA 4047–76C–2, Temporary Revision No. 73–10, dated June 25, 2019. (ii) [Reserved] (4) The following service information was approved for IBR on June 25, 2018 (83 FR 23355, May 21, 2018). (i) Sikorsky S–76 Helicopter Alert Service Bulletin ASB 76–73–8, Revision A, dated December 4, 2015. (ii) Sikorsky Maintenance Manual, SA 4047–76C–2, Temporary Revision No. 73–07, dated August 17, 2016. (iii) Sikorsky Maintenance Manual, SA 4047–76C–2, Temporary Revision No. 73–08, dated September 20, 2017. (5) For Sikorsky service information identified in this AD, contact your local Sikorsky Field Representative or Sikorsky’s Service Engineering Group at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, 124 Quarry Road, Trumbull, CT 06611; telephone 1–800– Winged–S or 203–416–4299; email wcs_cust_ service_eng.gr-sik@lmco.com. Operators may also log on to the Sikorsky 360 website at https://www.sikorsky360.com. Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Customer Service Engineering, 124 Quarry Road, Trumbull, CT 06611; telephone 1–800–Winged–S or 203– 416–4299; email wcs_cust_service_eng.grsik@lmco.com. (6) You may view this service information at FAA, Office of the Regional Counsel, Southwest Region, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy, Room 6N–321, Fort Worth, TX 76177. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (817) 222–5110. (7) 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, email fedreg.legal@nara.gov, or go to: http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on September 20, 2019. Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2019-0389; Product Identifier 2018-SW-035-AD; Amendment 
39-19748; AD 2019-19-12]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation 
Helicopters

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-10-07 
for Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-76C helicopters. 
AD 2018-10-07 required inspecting the engine collective position 
transducer (CPT). This new AD retains the requirements of AD 2018-10-07 
and expands the applicability. This AD is prompted by the determination 
that an additional part-numbered engine CPT is affected by the same 
unsafe condition.

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The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these 
products.

DATES: This AD is effective November 8, 2019.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of November 8, 
2019.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain other publications listed in this AD as of June 
25, 2018 (83 FR 23355, May 21, 2018).

ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, 
contact your local Sikorsky Field Representative or Sikorsky's Service 
Engineering Group at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, 124 Quarry Road, 
Trumbull, CT 06611; telephone 1-800-Winged-S or 203-416-4299; email 
[email protected]. Operators may also log on to the 
Sikorsky 360 website at https://www.sikorsky360.com. You may review a 
copy of the referenced service information at the FAA, Office of the 
Regional Counsel, Southwest Region, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy, Room 6N-321, 
Fort Worth, TX 76177. It is also available on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2019-
0389.

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-
0389; 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 Document 
Operations, 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: Nick Rediess, Aviation Safety 
Engineer, Boston ACO Branch, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, 1200 
District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; telephone (781) 238-7159; email 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 
CFR part 39 to supersede AD 2018-10-07, Amendment 39-19282 (83 FR 
23355, May 21, 2018) (``AD 2018-10-07''). AD 2018-10-07 applied to 
Sikorsky Model S-76C helicopters with a Turbomeca, S.A., Arriel 2S1 or 
Arriel 2S2 engine with an engine CPT part number (P/N) 76900-01821-104 
installed. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on May 23, 2019 
(84 FR 23740). The NPRM was prompted by the determination that an 
additional part-numbered CPT is affected by the same unsafe condition 
identified in AD 2018-10-07. The NPRM proposed to retain all of the 
requirements of AD 2018-10-07, which required initial and recurring 
inspections of each CPT by measuring resistance, linearity resistance 
movement, and differential voltage, and depending on the outcome of the 
inspections, replacing the CPT. The NPRM also proposed to add engine 
CPT P/N 76900-01821-105 to the applicability. The FAA is issuing this 
AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.

Comments

    The FAA gave the public the opportunity to participate in 
developing this AD. The FAA received no comments on the NPRM or on the 
determination of the cost to the public.

Conclusion

    The FAA reviewed the relevant data and determined that air safety 
and the public interest require adopting this AD as proposed; however, 
since issuance of the NPRM, Sikorsky issued Maintenance Manual, SA 
4047-76C-2, Temporary Revision 73-10, dated June 25, 2019 (TR 73-10), 
to update Sikorsky Maintenance Manual, SA 4047-76C-2, Temporary 
Revision No. 73-08, dated September 20, 2017 (TR 73-08). The NPRM 
proposed to require completing certain corrective actions with TR 73-
08. This final rule includes the option to use TR 73-10 for those 
corrective actions instead.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    The FAA reviewed Sikorsky S-76 Helicopter Alert Service Bulletin 
76-73-8, Revision A, dated December 4, 2015 (ASB 76-73-8A), which 
specifies a one-time inspection of total resistance, linearity 
resistant movement, excitation voltage, and differential voltage of the 
CPTs using CPT Text Box P/N 76700-40009-042. The FAA also reviewed 
Sikorsky Maintenance Manual, SA 4047-76C-2, Temporary Revision No. 73-
07, dated August 17, 2016 (TR 73-07), which specifies procedures for 
removing, installing, and adjusting the CPTs, and inspections of total 
resistance, linearity resistant movement, excitation voltage, and 
differential voltage of the CPTs. TR 73-07 also divides the procedures 
by CPT Test Box P/N by providing separate procedures for test boxes 
modified by Sikorsky Special Service Instructions (SSI) No. 76-96, 
dated August 19, 2016, which is not incorporated by reference in this 
AD.
    Additionally, the FAA reviewed TR 73-08, which updates procedures 
in TR 73-07. TR 73-08 does not divide the procedures by CPT Test Box P/
N as it eliminates the procedures for CPT Text Box P/N 76700-40009-042. 
TR 73-08 omits obsolete figures and it provides inspection results as 
pass or fail.
    Finally, the FAA reviewed TR 73-10, which updates procedural steps 
and graphics in TR 73-08.
    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.

Other Related Service Information

    The FAA reviewed Sikorsky S-76 Helicopter ASB 76-73-8, Basic Issue, 
dated August 21, 2015 (ASB 76-73-8). ASB 76-73-8 contains the same 
procedures as ASB 76-73-8A; however, ASB 76-73-8A updates Sikorsky's 
contact information for submitting a purchase order.
    The FAA also reviewed Sikorsky SA 4047-76C-2-1, Temporary Revision 
No. 5-181, dated August 21, 2015 (TR 5-181); Task 5-20-00 of Sikorsky 
Airworthiness Limitations and Inspection Requirements, Publication No. 
SA 4047-76C-2-1, Revision 24, dated December 15, 2015 (Task 5-20-00); 
and Section 73-22-04 of Chapter 73 Engine Fuel and Control, of Sikorsky 
Maintenance Manual, SA 4047-76C-2, Revision 31, dated December 15, 2015 
(Section 73-22-04). TR 5-181 specifies adding CPT inspections 
referenced in Section 73-22-04 to the 300-hour inspection checklist 
contained in Task 5-20-00.
    The FAA also reviewed Sikorsky Safety Advisory No. SSA-S76-11-0002, 
dated May 17, 2011. This service information provides precautionary 
instructions to minimize hazardous situations that might result from an 
unreliable CPT.
    The FAA also reviewed Sikorsky SSI No. 76-96, dated August 19, 
2016, which specifies procedures to modify CPT Test Box P/N 76700-
40009-042 and re-identify it as P/N 76700-40009-043. This one-time 
modification reduces the instructions to inspect the CPT and improves 
the inspection accuracy.
    The FAA also reviewed Sikorsky SSI No. 76-87, dated July 24, 2015, 
and SSI No. 76-87A, Revision A, dated August 21, 2015. These SSIs 
specify a one-time

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inspection of total resistance, linearity resistant movement, 
excitation voltage, and differential voltage of the CPTs using CPT Text 
Box P/N 76700-40009-042.

Interim Action

    The FAA considers this AD interim action. The design approval 
holder is currently developing a terminating action that will address 
the unsafe condition identified in this AD. Once this action is 
developed, approved, and available, the FAA might consider additional 
rulemaking.

Costs of Compliance

    The FAA estimates that this AD affects 115 helicopters of U.S. 
Registry. The FAA estimates that operators may incur the following 
costs in order to comply with this AD. Labor costs are estimated at $85 
per work-hour.
    The inspections take about 3.75 work-hours for an estimated cost of 
$319 per helicopter and $36,685 for the U.S. fleet per inspection 
cycle. Replacing a CPT takes about 6 work-hours and parts cost $3,072 
for an estimated replacement cost of $3,582.

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.

Regulatory Findings

    The FAA has determined that 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 that this AD:
    (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.

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

0
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 removing Airworthiness Directive (AD) 
2018-10-07, Amendment 39-19282 (83 FR 23355, May 21, 2018), and adding 
the following new AD:

2019-19-12 Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation: Amendment 39-19748; Docket 
No. FAA-2019-0389; Product Identifier 2018-SW-035-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective November 8, 2019.

(b) Affected ADs

    This AD replaces AD 2018-10-07, Amendment 39-19282 (83 FR 23355, 
May 21, 2018).

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Model S-76C 
helicopters, certificated in any category, with a Turbomeca, S.A., 
Arriel 2S1 or Arriel 2S2 engine with an engine collective position 
transducer (CPT) part number (P/N) 76900-01821-104 or 76900-01821-
105 installed.

(d) Subject

    Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC): 7300, Engine Fuel and 
Control.

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by reports of wear of the CPT that has 
resulted in several One Engine Inoperative (OEI) incidents. The FAA 
is issuing this AD to prevent failure of a CPT. The unsafe 
condition, if not addressed, could result in a reduction in power to 
one engine resulting in an annunciated momentary OEI condition and 
subsequent emergency landing.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Required Actions

    (1) Within 130 hours time-in-service (TIS):
    (i) Measure resistance of each engine CPT and replace the CPT if 
the measured resistance is not within tolerance by following the 
Accomplishment Instructions, paragraphs 3.C.(1) through 3.C.(8)(b), 
of Sikorsky S-76 Helicopter Alert Service Bulletin ASB 76-73-8, 
Revision A, dated December 4, 2015 (ASB 76-73-8A), if using Test Box 
P/N 76700-40009-042 or by following paragraph 3.B.(11) of Sikorsky 
Maintenance Manual, SA 4047-76C-2, Temporary Revision No. 73-08, 
dated September 20, 2017 (TR 73-08) or paragraph 3.B.(11) of 
Sikorsky Maintenance Manual, SA 4047-76C-2, Temporary Revision No. 
73-10, dated June 25, 2019 (TR 73-10), if using Test Box P/N 76700-
40009-043. You are not required to use Sikorsky's CPT data sheet or 
submit a data sheet to Sikorsky.
    (ii) Measure the linearity resistance movement of each engine 
CPT and replace the CPT if there is a linear abnormality or change 
in resistance that is not within tolerance by following the 
Accomplishment Instructions, paragraphs 3.D.(1) through 3.D.(14)(b), 
of ASB 76-73-8A, if using Test Box P/N 76700-40009-042 or by 
following paragraph 3.B.(12) of TR 73-08 or paragraph 3.B.(12) of TR 
73-10, if using Test Box P/N 76700-40009-043. You are not required 
to use Sikorsky's CPT data sheet or submit a data sheet to Sikorsky.
    (iii) Measure the differential voltage of each engine CPT and 
replace the CPT if the measured voltage is not within tolerance by 
following the Accomplishment Instructions, paragraphs 3.E. through 
3.G.(1) of ASB 76-73-8A, if using Test Box P/N 76700-40009-042 or by 
following paragraph 3.B.(13) of TR 73-08 or paragraph 3.B.(13) of TR 
73-10, if using Test Box P/N 76700-40009-043. You are not required 
to use Sikorsky's CPT data sheet or submit a data sheet to Sikorsky.
    (2) Thereafter, at intervals not to exceed 300 hours TIS:
    (i) If using Test Box P/N 76700-40009-042:
    (A) Measure resistance of each engine CPT and replace the CPT if 
the resistance is not within tolerance by following paragraph 
4.B.(11) of Sikorsky Maintenance Manual, SA 4047-76C-2, Temporary 
Revision No. 73-07, dated August 17, 2016 (TR 73-07), except you are 
not required to use Sikorsky's CPT data sheet or return a failed CPT 
to Sikorsky.
    (B) Measure the linearity resistance movement of each engine CPT 
and replace the CPT if the movement exceeds tolerance by following 
paragraphs 4.B.(12)(a) through 4.B.(13)(f) of TR 73-07, except you 
are not required to use Sikorsky's CPT data sheet or return a failed 
CPT to Sikorsky.
    (C) Measure the differential voltage of each CPT by following 
paragraphs 4.B.(14) through 4.B.(15)(h) of TR 73-07, except you are 
not required to use Sikorsky's CPT data sheet. If the maximum 
voltage is greater than 100 millivolts or the minimum voltage is 
less than -100 millivolts, replace the CPT.
    (ii) For helicopters using Test Box P/N 76700-40009-043:

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    (A) Measure resistance of each engine CPT and replace the CPT if 
the resistance is not within tolerance by following paragraph 
5.B.(11) of TR 73-07, paragraph 3.B.(11) of TR 73-08, or paragraph 
3.B.(11) of TR 73-10, except you are not required to use Sikorsky's 
CPT data sheet or return a failed CPT to Sikorsky.
    (B) Measure the resistance linearity of each engine CPT and 
replace the CPT if the resistance is not within tolerance by 
following paragraph 5.B.(12) of TR 73-07, paragraph 3.B.(12) of TR 
73-08, or paragraph 3.B.(12) of TR 73-10, except you are not 
required to use Sikorsky's CPT data sheet or return a failed CPT to 
Sikorsky.
    (C) Measure the differential voltage of each engine CPT and 
replace the CPT if the resistance is not within tolerance by 
following paragraphs 5.B.(13)(a) through 5.B.(13)(k) of TR 73-07, 
paragraph 3.B.(13) of TR 73-08, or paragraph 3.B.(13) of TR 73-10, 
except you are not required to use Sikorsky's CPT data sheet or 
return a failed CPT to Sikorsky.

(h) Credit for Previous Actions

    Actions accomplished before the effective date of this AD in 
accordance with the procedures specified in Sikorsky S-76 Helicopter 
Alert Service Bulletin ASB 76-73-8, Basic Issue, dated August 21, 
2015; Sikorsky Special Service Instruction SSI No. 76-87, dated July 
24, 2015; or Sikorsky Special Service Instruction SSI No. 76-87, 
Revision A, dated August 21, 2015, are considered acceptable for 
compliance with the corresponding actions specified in paragraph 
(g)(1) 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) 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 Nick Rediess, 
Aviation Safety Engineer, Boston ACO Branch, Compliance & 
Airworthiness Division, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 
01803; phone: (781) 238-7159; email: [email protected].
    (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact your 
local Sikorsky Field Representative or Sikorsky's Service 
Engineering Group at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, 124 Quarry Road, 
Trumbull, CT 06611; telephone 1-800-Winged-S or 203-416-4299; email 
[email protected]. Operators may also log on to 
the Sikorsky 360 website at https://www.sikorsky360.com. You may 
view this referenced service information at the FAA, Office of the 
Regional Counsel, Southwest Region, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy, Room 6N-
321, Fort Worth, TX 76177. For information on the availability of 
this material at the FAA, call (817) 222-5110.

(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.
    (3) The following service information was approved for IBR on 
November 8, 2019.
    (i) Sikorsky Maintenance Manual, SA 4047-76C-2, Temporary 
Revision No. 73-10, dated June 25, 2019.
    (ii) [Reserved]
    (4) The following service information was approved for IBR on 
June 25, 2018 (83 FR 23355, May 21, 2018).
    (i) Sikorsky S-76 Helicopter Alert Service Bulletin ASB 76-73-8, 
Revision A, dated December 4, 2015.
    (ii) Sikorsky Maintenance Manual, SA 4047-76C-2, Temporary 
Revision No. 73-07, dated August 17, 2016.
    (iii) Sikorsky Maintenance Manual, SA 4047-76C-2, Temporary 
Revision No. 73-08, dated September 20, 2017.
    (5) For Sikorsky service information identified in this AD, 
contact your local Sikorsky Field Representative or Sikorsky's 
Service Engineering Group at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, 124 
Quarry Road, Trumbull, CT 06611; telephone 1-800-Winged-S or 203-
416-4299; email [email protected]. Operators may 
also log on to the Sikorsky 360 website at https://www.sikorsky360.com. Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Customer Service 
Engineering, 124 Quarry Road, Trumbull, CT 06611; telephone 1-800-
Winged-S or 203-416-4299; email [email protected].
    (6) You may view this service information at FAA, Office of the 
Regional Counsel, Southwest Region, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy, Room 6N-
321, Fort Worth, TX 76177. For information on the availability of 
this material at the FAA, call (817) 222-5110.
    (7) 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, email [email protected], or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on September 20, 2019.
Lance T. Gant,
Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-21564 Filed 10-3-19; 8:45 am]
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