Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes, 60902-60906 [2019-24495]

Download as PDF 60902 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 218 / Tuesday, November 12, 2019 / Rules and Regulations (a) Effective Date This AD is effective December 17, 2019. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to The Boeing Company Model 787–8 airplanes, certificated in any category, as identified in Boeing Alert Requirements Bulletin B787–81205– SB570036–00 RB, Issue 001, dated December 14, 2018. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 57, Wings. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by a report of an escapement from the wing spar terminal fitting supplier indicating that the engineering requirements provided by Boeing for controlling machine mismatch were incorrect for part faying surfaces, which can result in a reduced fatigue capability at the interface of the side of body (SOB) rib. The FAA is issuing this AD to address fatigue cracks in the left and right SOB rib webs common to the front and rear wing spar terminal fittings. Undetected fatigue cracks can grow to weaken primary wing structure where it cannot sustain limit load, which could adversely affect the structural integrity of the airplane. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Required Actions Except as specified by paragraph (h) of this AD: At the applicable times specified in the ‘‘Compliance’’ paragraph of Boeing Alert Requirements Bulletin B787–81205– SB570036–00 RB, Issue 001, dated December 14, 2018, do all applicable actions identified in, and in accordance with, the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert Requirements Bulletin B787–81205– SB570036–00 RB, Issue 001, dated December 14, 2018. Note 1 to paragraph (g): Guidance for accomplishing the actions required by this AD can be found in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin B787–81205–SB570036–00, Issue 001, dated December 14, 2018, which is referred to in Boeing Alert Requirements Bulletin B787–81205–SB570036–00 RB, Issue 001, dated December 14, 2018. (h) Exception to Service Information Specifications Where Boeing Alert Requirements Bulletin B787–81205–SB570036–00 RB, Issue 001, dated December 14, 2018, specifies contacting Boeing for repair instructions: This AD requires doing the repair using a method approved in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (i) of this AD. (i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Seattle ACO Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:14 Nov 08, 2019 Jkt 250001 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. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANMSeattle-ACO-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, Seattle 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. (j) Related Information For more information about this AD, contact Allen Rauschendorfer, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Section, FAA, Seattle ACO Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; phone and fax: 206–231– 3528; email: Allen.Rauschendorfer@faa.gov. (k) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (i) Boeing Alert Requirements Bulletin B787–81205–SB570036–00 RB, Issue 001, dated December 14, 2018. (ii) [Reserved] (3) 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. (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. (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, email fedreg.legal@nara.gov, or go to: https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on October 29, 2019. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2019–24501 Filed 11–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2019–0436; Product Identifier 2019–NM–014–AD; Amendment 39–19744; AD 2019–19–08] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL–600–2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440), CL–600– 2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702), CL–600–2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), CL–600–2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900), and CL–600–2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of power control unit (PCU) rod end fractures due to pitting corrosion. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new maintenance tasks. This AD also requires detailed inspections of the elevator PCU rod ends and applicable corrective actions. This AD also prohibits using certain aircraft maintenance manual tasks. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective December 17, 2019. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of December 17, 2019. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, contact Bombardier, Inc., 400 Coˆte-Vertu Road West, Dorval, Que´bec H4S 1Y9, Canada; Widebody Customer Response Center North America toll-free telephone 1– 866–538–1247 or direct-dial telephone 1–514–855–2999; fax 514–855–7401; email ac.yul@aero.bombardier.com; internet http://www.bombardier.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. It is also available on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2019– 0436. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12NOR1.SGM 12NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 218 / Tuesday, November 12, 2019 / Rules and Regulations 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– 0436; 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: Darren Gassetto, Aerospace Engineer, Mechanical Systems and Admin Services Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7323; fax 516–794–5531; email 9-avs-nyaco-cos@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation authority for Canada, has issued Canadian AD CF–2018–29, dated November 2, 2018 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL–600–2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440), CL–600–2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702), CL– 600–2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), CL– 600–2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900), and CL–600–2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2019–0436. The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL–600–2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440), CL–600–2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702), CL–600–2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), CL–600–2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900), and CL–600– 2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on June 21, 2019 (84 FR 29108). The NPRM was prompted by reports of PCU rod end fractures due to pitting corrosion. The NPRM proposed to require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new maintenance tasks. The NPRM also proposed to require detailed inspections of the elevator PCU rod ends and VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:14 Nov 08, 2019 Jkt 250001 applicable corrective actions, and prohibit using certain aircraft maintenance manual tasks. The FAA is issuing this AD to address PCU rod end fractures due to pitting corrosion, which, if not detected and corrected, could lead to a disconnect between the PCU and the control surface, resulting in potential loss of the control surface function or inadequate flutter suppression. See the MCAI for additional background information. Comments The FAA gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this final rule. The FAA has considered the comment received. The commenter, Patrick Imperatrice, stated that he supports the NPRM. Conclusion The FAA reviewed the relevant data, considered the comment received, and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting this final rule as proposed, except for minor editorial changes. The FAA has determined that these minor changes: • Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM for addressing the unsafe condition; and • Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already proposed in the NPRM. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 Bombardier has issued the following service information. Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA– 27–074, dated June 22, 2017. This service information describes procedures for detailed inspections for pitting and corrosion of the left and right rod ends of the elevator PCUs and to make sure that the spherical ball and inner race of the rod ends move freely, and applicable corrective actions. Corrective actions include installing a new PCU. The following tasks describe operational checks of the elevator and rudder control systems, and a detailed inspection of the rudder PCU rod end spherical ball. • Task 27–20–00–13, Operational Check of the Rudder Control System of Section 3—Systems and Powerplant Program, of the Bombardier Model CL– 600–2B19 Series 100/200/440 Maintenance Planning Manual, Low Utilization Maintenance Program (MRLUMP–001), CSP A–054–009, Revision 37, dated July 10, 2018 (‘‘MRLUMP–001, Revision 37’’). • Task 27–23–01–01, Detailed Inspection of the Rudder PCU Rod End PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 60903 Spherical Ball, of MRLUMP–001, Revision 37. • Task 27–31–00–05, Operational Check of the Elevator Control System, of MRLUMP–001, Revision 37. The following tasks describe operational tests of the elevator and rudder control systems, and a detailed inspection of the rudder PCU rod end spherical ball. • Task 27–20–00–13, Operational Test of the Rudder Control System, of Section 3—Systems and Powerplant Program, of the Bombardier Model CL– 600–2B19 Series 100/200/440 Maintenance Planning Manual, Low Utilization Maintenance Program (MRLUMP–002), CSP A–054–060, Revision 37, dated July 10, 2018 (‘‘MRLUMP–002, Revision 37’’). • Task 27–23–01–01, Detailed Inspection of the Rudder PCU Rod End Spherical Ball, of MRLUMP–002, Revision 37. • Task 27–31–00–05, Operational Test of the Elevator Control System, of MRLUMP–002, Revision 37. The following tasks describe operational tests of the elevator and rudder PCUs, and a detailed inspection of the elevator PCU rod end spherical ball. • Task 27–20–00–106, Operational Test of the Rudder PCUs (Duplicate CMR 27–20–00–106), of Section 3— Systems/Power Plant Tasks, of the Bombardier Model CL–600–2C10, CL– 600–2D15, CL–600–2D24, Series 700/ 705/900 Maintenance Planning Manual, Low Utilization Maintenance Program (LUMP), CSP BC–116, Revision 15, dated May 25, 2017 (‘‘LUMP, Revision 15’’). • Task 273000–207, Operational Test of the Elevator Power-Control Units (PCUs), of LUMP, Revision 15. • Task 273000–215, Detailed Inspection of the Elevator PCU Rod End Spherical Ball, of LUMP, Revision 15. The following task describes an operational check of each elevator PCU. • Task 273000–207, Operational Check of each Elevator PCU, of Subject 1–27, of Section 1, Systems and Powerplant Program, Volume 1 of Part 1, Maintenance Review Board Report, Revision 18, dated July 25, 2018, of the Bombardier Model CL–600–2C10, CL– 600–2D15, CL–600–2D24, and CL–600– 2E25 Series 700/705/900/1000 Maintenance Requirements Manual, CSP B–053. 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. E:\FR\FM\12NOR1.SGM 12NOR1 60904 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 218 / Tuesday, November 12, 2019 / Rules and Regulations Costs of Compliance The FAA estimates the following costs to comply with this AD: The FAA estimates that this AD affects 1,008 airplanes of U.S. registry. ESTIMATED COSTS FOR REQUIRED ACTIONS * Labor cost Cost per product Parts cost 9 work-hours × $85 per hour = $765 .......................................................................................... $0 $765 Cost on U.S. operators $771,120 * Table does not include estimated costs for revising the maintenance or inspection program. The FAA has determined that revising the existing maintenance or inspection program takes an average of 90 workhours per operator, although the FAA recognizes that this number may vary from operator to operator. In the past, the FAA has estimated that this action takes 1 work-hour per airplane. Since operators incorporate maintenance or inspection program changes for their affected fleet(s), the FAA has determined that a per-operator estimate is more accurate than a per-airplane estimate. Therefore, the FAA estimates the total cost per operator to be $7,650 (90 work-hours × $85 per work-hour). The FAA has received no definitive data that would enable the agency to provide cost estimates for the oncondition actions specified in this AD. 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 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:14 Nov 08, 2019 Jkt 250001 airplanes and associated appliances to the Director of the System Oversight Division. Regulatory Findings This AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify 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 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 adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ 2019–19–08 Bombardier, Inc.: Amendment 39–19744; Docket No. FAA–2019–0436; Product Identifier 2019–NM–014–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective December 17, 2019. (b) Affected ADs None. PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (c) Applicability This AD applies to Bombardier, Inc., airplanes, certificated in any category, as identified in paragraphs (c)(1) through (4) of this AD. (1) Model CL–600–2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes, serial numbers 7003 and subsequent. (2) Model CL–600–2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702) airplanes, serial numbers 10002 through 10999 inclusive. (3) Model CL–600–2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) and CL–600–2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes, serial numbers 15001 through 15990 inclusive. (4) Model CL–600–2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes, serial numbers 19001 through 19990 inclusive. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 27, Flight controls. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by reports of power control unit (PCU) rod end fractures due to pitting corrosion. The FAA is issuing this AD to address this condition, which, if not detected and corrected, could lead to a disconnect between the PCU and the control surface, resulting in potential loss of the control surface function or inadequate flutter suppression. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Maintenance or Inspection Program Revision for Certain Airplanes Operating Under the Low Utilization Maintenance Program (LUMP) (1) For Model CL–600–2B19 airplanes operating under the LUMP: Within 90 days after the effective date of this AD, revise the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate the information specified in paragraphs (g)(1)(i) through (vi) of this AD. The initial compliance time for accomplishing the actions is within 90 days after the effective date of this AD; or within the applicable interval specified in Section 3—Systems and Powerplant Program, of the Bombardier Model CL–600–2B19 Series 100/ 200/440 Maintenance Planning Manual, Low Utilization Maintenance Program (MRLUMP– 001), CSP A–054–009, Revision 37, dated July 10, 2018 (‘‘MRLUMP–001, Revision 37’’); or Section 3—Systems and Powerplant Program, of the Bombardier Model CL–600– 2B19 Series 100/200/440 Maintenance E:\FR\FM\12NOR1.SGM 12NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 218 / Tuesday, November 12, 2019 / Rules and Regulations date of this AD; or within the applicable interval specified in Section 3—Systems/ Power Plant Tasks, of the Bombardier Model CL–600–2C10, CL–600–2D15, CL–600–2D24, Series 700/705/900 Maintenance Planning Manual, Low Utilization Maintenance Program (LUMP), CSP BC–116, Revision 15, dated May 25, 2017 (‘‘LUMP, Revision 15’’), after the effective date of this AD; whichever occurs later. (i) Task 27–20–00–106, Operational Test of the Rudder PCUs (Duplicate CMR 27–20–00– 106), of LUMP, Revision 15. (ii) Task 273000–207, Operational Test of the Elevator Power-Control Units (PCUs), of LUMP, Revision 15. (iii) Task 273000–215, Detailed Inspection of the Elevator PCU Rod End Spherical Ball, of LUMP, Revision 15. (k) Second Inspection of the Elevator PCU Rod End for Certain Airplanes (1) For Model CL–600–2C10, CL–600– 2D15, CL–600–2D24, and CL–600–2E25 airplanes that are not operating under the LUMP, and that have accumulated 2,600 total flight hours or less at the time of the inspection required by paragraph (j) of this AD: Before the accumulation of 3,400 total flight hours, perform an additional detailed inspection for pitting and corrosion of the left and right rod ends of the elevator PCUs and to make sure that the spherical ball and inner race of the rod ends move freely, and do all applicable corrective actions, in accordance with paragraph 2.B. of the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA–27–074, dated June 22, 2017. Do all applicable corrective actions before further flight. (2) For airplanes that have accumulated more than 2,600 total flight hours at the time of the inspection required by paragraph (j) of this AD: A second inspection is not required. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:14 Nov 08, 2019 Jkt 250001 (h) Maintenance or Inspection Program Revision for Certain Airplanes That Are Not Operating Under the LUMP For Model CL–600–2C10, CL–600–2D15, CL–600–2D24, and CL–600–2E25 airplanes that are not operating under the LUMP: Within 30 days after the effective date of this AD, revise the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate the information specified in task 273000–207, Operational Check of each Elevator PCU, of Subject 1–27, of Section 1, Systems and Powerplant Program, Volume 1 of Part 1, Maintenance Review Board Report, Revision 18, dated July 25, 2018, of the Bombardier Model CL–600–2C10, CL–600– 2D15, CL–600–2D24, and CL–600–2E25 Series 700/705/900/1000 Maintenance Requirements Manual, CSP B–053, (‘‘CSP B– (l) No Inspection for Certain Airplanes The requirements of paragraphs (j) and (k) of this AD are not applicable to airplanes that have accumulated 6,000 total flight hours or more as of the effective date of this AD. PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 053, Revision 18’’). The initial compliance time for accomplishing the actions is within 30 days after the effective date of this AD; or within the applicable interval specified in CSP B–053, Revision 18, after the effective date of this AD; whichever occurs later. (i) No Alternative Actions or Intervals After the existing maintenance or inspection program has been revised as required by paragraph (g) or (h) of this AD, no alternative actions (e.g., inspections) or intervals may be used unless the actions and intervals are approved as an alternative method of compliance (AMOC) in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (n)(1) of this AD. (j) First Inspection of the Elevator PCU Rod End for Certain Airplanes For Model CL–600–2C10, CL–600–2D15, CL–600–2D24, and CL–600–2E25 airplanes that are not operating under the LUMP, and that have accumulated less than 6,000 total flight hours as of the effective date of this AD: Within the compliance time specified in figure 1 to paragraph (j) of this AD, perform a detailed inspection for pitting and corrosion of the left and right rod ends of the elevator PCUs and to make sure that the spherical ball and inner race of the rod ends move freely, and do all applicable corrective actions, in accordance with paragraph 2.B. of the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA–27–074, dated June 22, 2017. Do all applicable corrective actions before further flight. (m) Service Information Prohibition for Certain Airplanes For all Model CL–600–2B19 airplanes: After 30 days from the effective date of this AD, this AD prohibits the use of the aircraft maintenance manual (AMM) tasks specified in paragraphs (m)(1) through (3) of this AD. (1) Task 10–12–00–550–804, Short-Term Storage Return-to-Service Maintenance Checks, of the Bombardier CL–600–2B19 Series 100/200/440 AMM, CSP A–001, Revision 55, dated April 10, 2017, or earlier revisions of this task. (2) Task 27–23–01–220–801, Detailed Inspection of the Rudder PCU Rod End Spherical Ball, of the Bombardier CL–600– E:\FR\FM\12NOR1.SGM 12NOR1 ER12NO19.130</GPH> Planning Manual, Low Utilization Maintenance Program (MRLUMP–002), CSP A–054–060, Revision 37, dated July 10, 2018 (‘‘MRLUMP–002, Revision 37’’), after the effective date of this AD; whichever occurs later. (i) Task 27–20–00–13, Operational Check of the Rudder Control System, of MRLUMP– 001, Revision 37. (ii) Task 27–23–01–01, Detailed Inspection of the Rudder PCU Rod End Spherical Ball, of MRLUMP–001, Revision 37. (iii) Task 27–31–00–05, Operational Check of the Elevator Control System, of MRLUMP– 001, Revision 37. (iv) Task 27–20–00–13, Operational Test of the Rudder Control System, of MRLUMP– 002, Revision 37. (v) Task 27–23–01–01, Detailed Inspection of the Rudder PCU Rod End Spherical Ball, of MRLUMP–002, Revision 37. (vi) Task 27–31–00–05, Operational Test of the Elevator Control System, of MRLUMP– 002, Revision 37. (2) For Model CL–600–2C10 airplanes having serial numbers 10004, 10040, 10043, 10052, 10100, 10164, 10183, 10187, 10204, 10206, 10217, 10247, 10289, 10332, and 10343 operating under the LUMP; and Model CL–600–2D15 and CL–600–2D24 airplanes having serial numbers 15158, 15278, and 15370 operating under the LUMP: Within 30 days after the effective date of this AD, revise the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate the information specified in paragraphs (g)(2)(i) through (iii) of this AD. The initial compliance time for accomplishing the actions is within 30 days after the effective 60905 60906 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 218 / Tuesday, November 12, 2019 / Rules and Regulations 2B19 Series 100/200/440 AMM, CSP A–001, Revision 54, dated October 10, 2016, or earlier revisions of this task. (3) Task 27–33–01–220–801, Detailed Inspection of the Elevator PCU Rod End Spherical Ball, of the Bombardier CL–600– 2B19 Series 100/200/440 AMM, CSP A–001, Revision 54, dated October 10, 2016, or earlier revisions of this task. (n) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New York 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 ATTN: Program Manager, Continuing Operational Safety, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7300; fax 516–794–5531. 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, New York ACO Branch, FAA; or Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA); or Bombardier, Inc.’s TCCA Design Approval Organization (DAO). If approved by the DAO, the approval must include the DAO-authorized signature. (o) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) Canadian AD CF–2018–29, dated November 2, 2018, for related information, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2019–0436. (2) For more information about this AD, contact Darren Gassetto, Aerospace Engineer, Mechanical Systems and Admin Services Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7323; fax 516– 794–5531; email 9-avs-nyaco-cos@faa.gov. (p) 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. (i) Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA–27– 074, dated June 22, 2017. (ii) Section 3—Systems and Powerplant Program, of the Bombardier Model CL–600– 2B19 Series 100/200/440 Maintenance Planning Manual, Low Utilization VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:14 Nov 08, 2019 Jkt 250001 Maintenance Program (MRLUMP–001), CSP A–054–009, Revision 37, dated July 10, 2018. (A) Task 27–20–00–13, Operational Check of the Rudder Control System. (B) Task 27–23–01–01, Detailed Inspection of the Rudder PCU Rod End Spherical Ball. (C) Task 27–31–00–05, Operational Check of the Elevator Control System. (iii) Section 3—Systems and Powerplant Program, of the Bombardier Model CL–600– 2B19 Series 100/200/440 Maintenance Planning Manual, Low Utilization Maintenance Program (MRLUMP–002), CSP A–054–060, Revision 37, dated July 10, 2018. (A) Task 27–20–00–13, Operational Test of the Rudder Control System. (B) Task 27–23–01–01, Detailed Inspection of the Rudder PCU Rod End Spherical Ball. (C) Task 27–31–00–05, Operational Test of the Elevator Control System. (iv) Section 3—Systems/Power Plant Tasks, of the Bombardier Model CL–600–2C10, CL– 600–2D15, CL–600–2D24, Series 700/705/900 Maintenance Planning Manual, Low Utilization Maintenance Program (LUMP), CSP BC–116, Revision 15, dated May 25, 2017. (A) Task 27–20–00–106, Operational Test of the Rudder PCUs (Duplicate CMR 27–20– 00–106). (B) Task 273000–207, Operational Test of the Elevator Power-Control Units (PCUs). (C) Task 273000–215, Detailed Inspection of the Elevator PCU Rod End Spherical Ball. (v) Task 273000–207, Operational Check of each Elevator PCU, of Subject 1–27, of Section 1, Systems and Powerplant Program, Volume 1 of Part 1, Maintenance Review Board Report, Revision 18, dated July 25, 2018, of the Bombardier Model CL–600– 2C10, CL–600–2D15, CL–600–2D24, and CL– 600–2E25 Series 700/705/900/1000 Maintenance Requirements Manual, CSP B– 053. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Bombardier, Inc., 400 CoˆteVertu Road West, Dorval, Que´bec H4S 1Y9, Canada; Widebody Customer Response Center North America toll-free telephone 1– 866–538–1247 or direct-dial telephone 1– 514–855–2999; fax 514–855–7401; email ac.yul@aero.bombardier.com; internet http:// www.bombardier.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. (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, email fedreg.legal@nara.gov, or go to: https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on September 19, 2019. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service. You may examine the AD docket on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2018– 0807; or in person at Docket Operations between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. [FR Doc. 2019–24495 Filed 11–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0807; Product Identifier 2018–NM–003–AD; Amendment 39–19674; AD 2019–13–01] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A330–200, A330– 300, A340–200, and A340–300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that revealed the wheel axles of the main landing gear (MLG) were machined with a certain radius and a determination that the life limit for the affected wheel axles of the MLG must be reduced. This AD requires an inspection to determine the part number and serial number of each MLG wheel axle and replacement of affected parts prior to exceeding the reduced life limits. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective December 17, 2019. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of December 17, 2019. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, contact Airbus SAS, Airworthiness Office— EAL, Rond-Point Emile Dewoitine No: 2, 31700 Blagnac Cedex, France; phone: +33 5 61 93 36 96; fax: +33 5 61 93 45 80; email: airworthiness.A330-A340@ airbus.com; internet: http:// www.airbus.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. It is also available on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2018–0807. SUMMARY: Examining the AD Docket E:\FR\FM\12NOR1.SGM 12NOR1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 218 (Tuesday, November 12, 2019)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 60902-60906]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2019-0436; Product Identifier 2019-NM-014-AD; Amendment 
39-19744; AD 2019-19-08]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for 
certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 
440), CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702), CL-600-2D15 
(Regional Jet Series 705), CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900), and 
CL-600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. This AD was prompted 
by reports of power control unit (PCU) rod end fractures due to pitting 
corrosion. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or 
inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new maintenance 
tasks. This AD also requires detailed inspections of the elevator PCU 
rod ends and applicable corrective actions. This AD also prohibits 
using certain aircraft maintenance manual tasks. The FAA is issuing 
this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: This AD is effective December 17, 2019.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of December 17, 
2019.

ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, 
contact Bombardier, Inc., 400 C[ocirc]te-Vertu Road West, Dorval, 
Qu[eacute]bec H4S 1Y9, Canada; Widebody Customer Response Center North 
America toll-free telephone 1-866-538-1247 or direct-dial telephone 1-
514-855-2999; fax 514-855-7401; email [email protected]; 
internet http://www.bombardier.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. It is also available on the 
internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating 
Docket No. FAA-2019-0436.

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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-
0436; 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: Darren Gassetto, Aerospace Engineer, 
Mechanical Systems and Admin Services Section, FAA, New York ACO 
Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 
516-228-7323; fax 516-794-5531; email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation 
authority for Canada, has issued Canadian AD CF-2018-29, dated November 
2, 2018 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing 
Airworthiness Information, or ``the MCAI''), to correct an unsafe 
condition for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet 
Series 100 & 440), CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702), 
CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 
900), and CL-600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. You may 
examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2019-
0436.
    The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 
CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to certain Bombardier, 
Inc., Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440), CL-600-2C10 
(Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702), CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 
705), CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900), and CL-600-2E25 (Regional 
Jet Series 1000) airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register 
on June 21, 2019 (84 FR 29108). The NPRM was prompted by reports of PCU 
rod end fractures due to pitting corrosion. The NPRM proposed to 
require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as 
applicable, to incorporate new maintenance tasks. The NPRM also 
proposed to require detailed inspections of the elevator PCU rod ends 
and applicable corrective actions, and prohibit using certain aircraft 
maintenance manual tasks.
    The FAA is issuing this AD to address PCU rod end fractures due to 
pitting corrosion, which, if not detected and corrected, could lead to 
a disconnect between the PCU and the control surface, resulting in 
potential loss of the control surface function or inadequate flutter 
suppression. See the MCAI for additional background information.

Comments

    The FAA gave the public the opportunity to participate in 
developing this final rule. The FAA has considered the comment 
received. The commenter, Patrick Imperatrice, stated that he supports 
the NPRM.

Conclusion

    The FAA reviewed the relevant data, considered the comment 
received, and determined that air safety and the public interest 
require adopting this final rule as proposed, except for minor 
editorial changes. The FAA has determined that these minor changes:
     Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the 
NPRM for addressing the unsafe condition; and
     Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was 
already proposed in the NPRM.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    Bombardier has issued the following service information.
    Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA-27-074, dated June 22, 2017. This 
service information describes procedures for detailed inspections for 
pitting and corrosion of the left and right rod ends of the elevator 
PCUs and to make sure that the spherical ball and inner race of the rod 
ends move freely, and applicable corrective actions. Corrective actions 
include installing a new PCU.
    The following tasks describe operational checks of the elevator and 
rudder control systems, and a detailed inspection of the rudder PCU rod 
end spherical ball.
     Task 27-20-00-13, Operational Check of the Rudder Control 
System of Section 3--Systems and Powerplant Program, of the Bombardier 
Model CL-600-2B19 Series 100/200/440 Maintenance Planning Manual, Low 
Utilization Maintenance Program (MRLUMP-001), CSP A-054-009, Revision 
37, dated July 10, 2018 (``MRLUMP-001, Revision 37'').
     Task 27-23-01-01, Detailed Inspection of the Rudder PCU 
Rod End Spherical Ball, of MRLUMP-001, Revision 37.
     Task 27-31-00-05, Operational Check of the Elevator 
Control System, of MRLUMP-001, Revision 37.
    The following tasks describe operational tests of the elevator and 
rudder control systems, and a detailed inspection of the rudder PCU rod 
end spherical ball.
     Task 27-20-00-13, Operational Test of the Rudder Control 
System, of Section 3--Systems and Powerplant Program, of the Bombardier 
Model CL-600-2B19 Series 100/200/440 Maintenance Planning Manual, Low 
Utilization Maintenance Program (MRLUMP-002), CSP A-054-060, Revision 
37, dated July 10, 2018 (``MRLUMP-002, Revision 37'').
     Task 27-23-01-01, Detailed Inspection of the Rudder PCU 
Rod End Spherical Ball, of MRLUMP-002, Revision 37.
     Task 27-31-00-05, Operational Test of the Elevator Control 
System, of MRLUMP-002, Revision 37.
    The following tasks describe operational tests of the elevator and 
rudder PCUs, and a detailed inspection of the elevator PCU rod end 
spherical ball.
     Task 27-20-00-106, Operational Test of the Rudder PCUs 
(Duplicate CMR 27-20-00-106), of Section 3--Systems/Power Plant Tasks, 
of the Bombardier Model CL-600-2C10, CL-600-2D15, CL-600-2D24, Series 
700/705/900 Maintenance Planning Manual, Low Utilization Maintenance 
Program (LUMP), CSP BC-116, Revision 15, dated May 25, 2017 (``LUMP, 
Revision 15'').
     Task 273000-207, Operational Test of the Elevator Power-
Control Units (PCUs), of LUMP, Revision 15.
     Task 273000-215, Detailed Inspection of the Elevator PCU 
Rod End Spherical Ball, of LUMP, Revision 15.
    The following task describes an operational check of each elevator 
PCU.
     Task 273000-207, Operational Check of each Elevator PCU, 
of Subject 1-27, of Section 1, Systems and Powerplant Program, Volume 1 
of Part 1, Maintenance Review Board Report, Revision 18, dated July 25, 
2018, of the Bombardier Model CL-600-2C10, CL-600-2D15, CL-600-2D24, 
and CL-600-2E25 Series 700/705/900/1000 Maintenance Requirements 
Manual, CSP B-053.
    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.

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Costs of Compliance

    The FAA estimates that this AD affects 1,008 airplanes of U.S. 
registry. The FAA estimates the following costs to comply with this AD:

                                     Estimated Costs for Required Actions *
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                                                                                     Cost per      Cost on  U.S.
                           Labor cost                               Parts cost        product        operators
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9 work-hours x $85 per hour = $765..............................              $0            $765        $771,120
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* Table does not include estimated costs for revising the maintenance or inspection program.

    The FAA has determined that revising the existing maintenance or 
inspection program takes an average of 90 work-hours per operator, 
although the FAA recognizes that this number may vary from operator to 
operator. In the past, the FAA has estimated that this action takes 1 
work-hour per airplane. Since operators incorporate maintenance or 
inspection program changes for their affected fleet(s), the FAA has 
determined that a per-operator estimate is more accurate than a per-
airplane estimate. Therefore, the FAA estimates the total cost per 
operator to be $7,650 (90 work-hours x $85 per work-hour).
    The FAA has received no definitive data that would enable the 
agency to provide cost estimates for the on-condition actions specified 
in this AD.

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 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

    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]

0
2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness 
directive (AD):

2019-19-08 Bombardier, Inc.: Amendment 39-19744; Docket No. FAA-
2019-0436; Product Identifier 2019-NM-014-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective December 17, 2019.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Bombardier, Inc., airplanes, certificated in 
any category, as identified in paragraphs (c)(1) through (4) of this 
AD.
    (1) Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes, 
serial numbers 7003 and subsequent.
    (2) Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702) 
airplanes, serial numbers 10002 through 10999 inclusive.
    (3) Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) and CL-600-2D24 
(Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes, serial numbers 15001 through 
15990 inclusive.
    (4) Model CL-600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes, 
serial numbers 19001 through 19990 inclusive.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 27, Flight 
controls.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by reports of power control unit (PCU) rod 
end fractures due to pitting corrosion. The FAA is issuing this AD 
to address this condition, which, if not detected and corrected, 
could lead to a disconnect between the PCU and the control surface, 
resulting in potential loss of the control surface function or 
inadequate flutter suppression.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Maintenance or Inspection Program Revision for Certain Airplanes 
Operating Under the Low Utilization Maintenance Program (LUMP)

    (1) For Model CL-600-2B19 airplanes operating under the LUMP: 
Within 90 days after the effective date of this AD, revise the 
existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to 
incorporate the information specified in paragraphs (g)(1)(i) 
through (vi) of this AD. The initial compliance time for 
accomplishing the actions is within 90 days after the effective date 
of this AD; or within the applicable interval specified in Section 
3--Systems and Powerplant Program, of the Bombardier Model CL-600-
2B19 Series 100/200/440 Maintenance Planning Manual, Low Utilization 
Maintenance Program (MRLUMP-001), CSP A-054-009, Revision 37, dated 
July 10, 2018 (``MRLUMP-001, Revision 37''); or Section 3--Systems 
and Powerplant Program, of the Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 Series 
100/200/440 Maintenance

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Planning Manual, Low Utilization Maintenance Program (MRLUMP-002), 
CSP A-054-060, Revision 37, dated July 10, 2018 (``MRLUMP-002, 
Revision 37''), after the effective date of this AD; whichever 
occurs later.
    (i) Task 27-20-00-13, Operational Check of the Rudder Control 
System, of MRLUMP-001, Revision 37.
    (ii) Task 27-23-01-01, Detailed Inspection of the Rudder PCU Rod 
End Spherical Ball, of MRLUMP-001, Revision 37.
    (iii) Task 27-31-00-05, Operational Check of the Elevator 
Control System, of MRLUMP-001, Revision 37.
    (iv) Task 27-20-00-13, Operational Test of the Rudder Control 
System, of MRLUMP-002, Revision 37.
    (v) Task 27-23-01-01, Detailed Inspection of the Rudder PCU Rod 
End Spherical Ball, of MRLUMP-002, Revision 37.
    (vi) Task 27-31-00-05, Operational Test of the Elevator Control 
System, of MRLUMP-002, Revision 37.
    (2) For Model CL-600-2C10 airplanes having serial numbers 10004, 
10040, 10043, 10052, 10100, 10164, 10183, 10187, 10204, 10206, 
10217, 10247, 10289, 10332, and 10343 operating under the LUMP; and 
Model CL-600-2D15 and CL-600-2D24 airplanes having serial numbers 
15158, 15278, and 15370 operating under the LUMP: Within 30 days 
after the effective date of this AD, revise the existing maintenance 
or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate the information 
specified in paragraphs (g)(2)(i) through (iii) of this AD. The 
initial compliance time for accomplishing the actions is within 30 
days after the effective date of this AD; or within the applicable 
interval specified in Section 3--Systems/Power Plant Tasks, of the 
Bombardier Model CL-600-2C10, CL-600-2D15, CL-600-2D24, Series 700/
705/900 Maintenance Planning Manual, Low Utilization Maintenance 
Program (LUMP), CSP BC-116, Revision 15, dated May 25, 2017 (``LUMP, 
Revision 15''), after the effective date of this AD; whichever 
occurs later.
    (i) Task 27-20-00-106, Operational Test of the Rudder PCUs 
(Duplicate CMR 27-20-00-106), of LUMP, Revision 15.
    (ii) Task 273000-207, Operational Test of the Elevator Power-
Control Units (PCUs), of LUMP, Revision 15.
    (iii) Task 273000-215, Detailed Inspection of the Elevator PCU 
Rod End Spherical Ball, of LUMP, Revision 15.

(h) Maintenance or Inspection Program Revision for Certain Airplanes 
That Are Not Operating Under the LUMP

    For Model CL-600-2C10, CL-600-2D15, CL-600-2D24, and CL-600-2E25 
airplanes that are not operating under the LUMP: Within 30 days 
after the effective date of this AD, revise the existing maintenance 
or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate the information 
specified in task 273000-207, Operational Check of each Elevator 
PCU, of Subject 1-27, of Section 1, Systems and Powerplant Program, 
Volume 1 of Part 1, Maintenance Review Board Report, Revision 18, 
dated July 25, 2018, of the Bombardier Model CL-600-2C10, CL-600-
2D15, CL-600-2D24, and CL-600-2E25 Series 700/705/900/1000 
Maintenance Requirements Manual, CSP B-053, (``CSP B-053, Revision 
18''). The initial compliance time for accomplishing the actions is 
within 30 days after the effective date of this AD; or within the 
applicable interval specified in CSP B-053, Revision 18, after the 
effective date of this AD; whichever occurs later.

(i) No Alternative Actions or Intervals

    After the existing maintenance or inspection program has been 
revised as required by paragraph (g) or (h) of this AD, no 
alternative actions (e.g., inspections) or intervals may be used 
unless the actions and intervals are approved as an alternative 
method of compliance (AMOC) in accordance with the procedures 
specified in paragraph (n)(1) of this AD.

(j) First Inspection of the Elevator PCU Rod End for Certain Airplanes

    For Model CL-600-2C10, CL-600-2D15, CL-600-2D24, and CL-600-2E25 
airplanes that are not operating under the LUMP, and that have 
accumulated less than 6,000 total flight hours as of the effective 
date of this AD: Within the compliance time specified in figure 1 to 
paragraph (j) of this AD, perform a detailed inspection for pitting 
and corrosion of the left and right rod ends of the elevator PCUs 
and to make sure that the spherical ball and inner race of the rod 
ends move freely, and do all applicable corrective actions, in 
accordance with paragraph 2.B. of the Accomplishment Instructions of 
Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA-27-074, dated June 22, 2017. Do 
all applicable corrective actions before further flight.
[GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TR12NO19.130

(k) Second Inspection of the Elevator PCU Rod End for Certain Airplanes

    (1) For Model CL-600-2C10, CL-600-2D15, CL-600-2D24, and CL-600-
2E25 airplanes that are not operating under the LUMP, and that have 
accumulated 2,600 total flight hours or less at the time of the 
inspection required by paragraph (j) of this AD: Before the 
accumulation of 3,400 total flight hours, perform an additional 
detailed inspection for pitting and corrosion of the left and right 
rod ends of the elevator PCUs and to make sure that the spherical 
ball and inner race of the rod ends move freely, and do all 
applicable corrective actions, in accordance with paragraph 2.B. of 
the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 
670BA-27-074, dated June 22, 2017. Do all applicable corrective 
actions before further flight.
    (2) For airplanes that have accumulated more than 2,600 total 
flight hours at the time of the inspection required by paragraph (j) 
of this AD: A second inspection is not required.

(l) No Inspection for Certain Airplanes

    The requirements of paragraphs (j) and (k) of this AD are not 
applicable to airplanes that have accumulated 6,000 total flight 
hours or more as of the effective date of this AD.

(m) Service Information Prohibition for Certain Airplanes

    For all Model CL-600-2B19 airplanes: After 30 days from the 
effective date of this AD, this AD prohibits the use of the aircraft 
maintenance manual (AMM) tasks specified in paragraphs (m)(1) 
through (3) of this AD.
    (1) Task 10-12-00-550-804, Short-Term Storage Return-to-Service 
Maintenance Checks, of the Bombardier CL-600-2B19 Series 100/200/440 
AMM, CSP A-001, Revision 55, dated April 10, 2017, or earlier 
revisions of this task.
    (2) Task 27-23-01-220-801, Detailed Inspection of the Rudder PCU 
Rod End Spherical Ball, of the Bombardier CL-600-

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2B19 Series 100/200/440 AMM, CSP A-001, Revision 54, dated October 
10, 2016, or earlier revisions of this task.
    (3) Task 27-33-01-220-801, Detailed Inspection of the Elevator 
PCU Rod End Spherical Ball, of the Bombardier CL-600-2B19 Series 
100/200/440 AMM, CSP A-001, Revision 54, dated October 10, 2016, or 
earlier revisions of this task.

(n) Other FAA AD Provisions

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New 
York 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 ATTN: Program Manager, Continuing Operational 
Safety, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, 
Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516-228-7300; fax 516-794-5531. 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, New York ACO 
Branch, FAA; or Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA); or 
Bombardier, Inc.'s TCCA Design Approval Organization (DAO). If 
approved by the DAO, the approval must include the DAO-authorized 
signature.

(o) Related Information

    (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information 
(MCAI) Canadian AD CF-2018-29, dated November 2, 2018, for related 
information, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the 
AD docket on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by 
searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2019-0436.
    (2) For more information about this AD, contact Darren Gassetto, 
Aerospace Engineer, Mechanical Systems and Admin Services Section, 
FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, 
NY 11590; telephone 516-228-7323; fax 516-794-5531; email [email protected].

(p) 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.
    (i) Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA-27-074, dated June 22, 
2017.
    (ii) Section 3--Systems and Powerplant Program, of the 
Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 Series 100/200/440 Maintenance Planning 
Manual, Low Utilization Maintenance Program (MRLUMP-001), CSP A-054-
009, Revision 37, dated July 10, 2018.
    (A) Task 27-20-00-13, Operational Check of the Rudder Control 
System.
    (B) Task 27-23-01-01, Detailed Inspection of the Rudder PCU Rod 
End Spherical Ball.
    (C) Task 27-31-00-05, Operational Check of the Elevator Control 
System.
    (iii) Section 3--Systems and Powerplant Program, of the 
Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 Series 100/200/440 Maintenance Planning 
Manual, Low Utilization Maintenance Program (MRLUMP-002), CSP A-054-
060, Revision 37, dated July 10, 2018.
    (A) Task 27-20-00-13, Operational Test of the Rudder Control 
System.
    (B) Task 27-23-01-01, Detailed Inspection of the Rudder PCU Rod 
End Spherical Ball.
    (C) Task 27-31-00-05, Operational Test of the Elevator Control 
System.
    (iv) Section 3--Systems/Power Plant Tasks, of the Bombardier 
Model CL-600-2C10, CL-600-2D15, CL-600-2D24, Series 700/705/900 
Maintenance Planning Manual, Low Utilization Maintenance Program 
(LUMP), CSP BC-116, Revision 15, dated May 25, 2017.
    (A) Task 27-20-00-106, Operational Test of the Rudder PCUs 
(Duplicate CMR 27-20-00-106).
    (B) Task 273000-207, Operational Test of the Elevator Power-
Control Units (PCUs).
    (C) Task 273000-215, Detailed Inspection of the Elevator PCU Rod 
End Spherical Ball.
    (v) Task 273000-207, Operational Check of each Elevator PCU, of 
Subject 1-27, of Section 1, Systems and Powerplant Program, Volume 1 
of Part 1, Maintenance Review Board Report, Revision 18, dated July 
25, 2018, of the Bombardier Model CL-600-2C10, CL-600-2D15, CL-600-
2D24, and CL-600-2E25 Series 700/705/900/1000 Maintenance 
Requirements Manual, CSP B-053.
    (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Bombardier, Inc., 400 C[ocirc]te-Vertu Road West, Dorval, 
Qu[eacute]bec H4S 1Y9, Canada; Widebody Customer Response Center 
North America toll-free telephone 1-866-538-1247 or direct-dial 
telephone 1-514-855-2999; fax 514-855-7401; email 
[email protected]; internet http://www.bombardier.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.
    (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated 
by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration 
(NARA). For information on the availability of this material at 
NARA, email [email protected], or go to: https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

    Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on September 19, 2019.
Michael Kaszycki,
Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-24495 Filed 11-8-19; 8:45 am]
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