Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes, 61529-61533 [2019-24506]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 13, 2019 / Rules and Regulations category, as identified in European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2018–0289, dated December 21, 2018 (‘‘EASA AD 2018–0289’’). (1) Model A318–111, –112, –121, and –122 airplanes. (2) Model A319–111, –112, –113, –114, –115, –131, –132, and –133 airplanes. (3) Model A320–211, –212, –214, –216, –231, –232, and –233 airplanes. (4) Model A321–111, –112, –131, –211, –212, –213, –231, and –232 airplanes. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 53, Fuselage. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by a report that cracks were detected on frame (FR) 16 and FR 20 web holes and passenger door intercostal fitting holes at the door stop fitting locations. The FAA is issuing this AD to address such cracking, which could affect the structural integrity of the airplane. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Requirements Except as specified in paragraph (h) of this AD: Comply with all required actions and compliance times specified in, and in accordance with, EASA AD 2018–0289. (h) Exceptions to EASA AD 2018–0289 (1) For purposes of determining compliance with the requirements of this AD: Where EASA AD 2018–0289 refers to its effective date, this AD requires using the effective date of this AD. (2) The ‘‘Remarks’’ section of EASA AD 2018–0289 does not apply to this AD. (3) Where Table 1 of EASA AD 2018–0289 refers to a compliance time ‘‘after 31 May 2017,’’ this AD requires using a compliance time after May 31, 2018 (the effective date of task 531103–01–1 in ‘‘ALS Part 2 rev. 6’’). (i) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the International Section, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (j) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-116-AMOC-REQUESTS@ faa.gov. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain instructions from a manufacturer, the instructions must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA; or EASA; VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:58 Nov 12, 2019 Jkt 250001 or Airbus SAS’s EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA). If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOAauthorized signature. (3) Required for Compliance (RC): For any service information referenced in EASA AD 2018–0289 that contains RC procedures and tests: Except as required by paragraph (i)(2) of this AD, RC procedures and tests must be done to comply with this AD; any procedures or tests that are not identified as RC are recommended. Those procedures and tests that are not identified as RC may be deviated from using accepted methods in accordance with the operator’s maintenance or inspection program without obtaining approval of an AMOC, provided the procedures and tests identified as RC can be done and the airplane can be put back in an airworthy condition. Any substitutions or changes to procedures or tests identified as RC require approval of an AMOC. (j) Related Information For more information about this AD, contact Sanjay Ralhan, Aerospace Engineer, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone and fax 206– 231–3223. (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 this AD specifies otherwise. (i) European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2018–0289, dated December 21, 2018. (ii) [Reserved] (3) For EASA AD 2018–0289, contact the EASA, Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 3, 50668 Cologne, Germany; telephone +49 221 89990 6017; email ADs@easa.europa.eu; Internet www.easa.europa.eu. You may find this EASA AD on the EASA website at https:// ad.easa.europa.eu. (4) You may view this material at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206–231–3195. EASA AD 2018– 0289 may be found in the AD docket on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA– 2019–0254. (5) You may view this material 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/ibr-locations.html. Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on October 18, 2019. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2019–24508 Filed 11–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 61529 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2019–0582; Product Identifier 2019–NM–034–AD; Amendment 39–19769; AD 2019–21–03] 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–600–1A11 (600), CL–600–2A12 (601), and CL–600– 2B16 (601–3A and 601–3R Variants) airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of the loss of all air data system information provided to the flightcrew, which was caused by icing at high altitudes. This AD requires revising the existing airplane flight manual (AFM) to provide the flightcrew with procedures for ‘‘Unreliable Airspeed’’ that stabilize the airplane’s airspeed and attitude. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective December 18, 2019. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of December 18, 2019. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, contact Bombardier, Inc., 200 Coˆte-Vertu Road West, Dorval, Que´bec H4S 2A3, Canada; North America toll-free telephone 1–866–538–1247 or direct-dial telephone 1–514–855–2999; email ac.yul@aero.bombardier.com; internet https://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–2019–0582. SUMMARY: 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– 0582; 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, E:\FR\FM\13NOR1.SGM 13NOR1 61530 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 13, 2019 / Rules and Regulations 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: Thomas Niczky, Aerospace Engineer, Avionics and Electrical Systems Services Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7347; 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–2018–36, dated December 27, 2018 (‘‘Canadian AD CF–2018–36’’) (also referred to as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL– 600–1A11 (600), CL–600–2A12 (601), and CL–600–2B16 (601–3A and 601–3R Variants) 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–2019–0582. 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–600–1A11 (600), CL–600–2A12 (601), and CL–600–2B16 (601–3A and 601–3R Variants) airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on August 12, 2019 (84 FR 39778). The NPRM was prompted by reports of the loss of all air data system information provided to the flightcrew, which was caused by icing at high altitudes. The NPRM proposed to require revising the existing AFM to provide the flightcrew with procedures for ‘‘Unreliable Airspeed’’ that stabilize the airplane’s airspeed and attitude. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the loss of all air data system information provided to the flightcrew. If not addressed, this condition may adversely affect continued safe flight and landing. See the MCAI for additional background information. Comments The FAA gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this final rule. The FAA received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of the cost to the public. Explanation of Change to Format of Paragraph Designation References The FAA has revised the format the agency uses for referring to paragraph designations throughout this AD. This change is necessary to meet the Office of the Federal Register’s drafting requirements. For example, where the FAA previously referred to paragraphs (g)(1) and (g)(2) of this AD, we now refer to paragraphs (g)(1) and (2) of this AD. This change does not affect the requirements of this AD. Conclusion The FAA reviewed the relevant data 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 ‘‘Unreliable Airspeed Procedure,’’ specified in Unreliable Airspeed, in the Emergency Procedures section of the applicable AFM. • Canadair Challenger CL–600–1A11 AFM, RAG–600–101, Issue 2, Product Publication 600, Revision A111, dated August 31, 2018. • Canadair Challenger CL–600–1A11 (Winglets) AFM, RAG–600–101, Issue 2, Product Support Publication (PSP) 600– 1, Revision 103, dated August 31, 2018. • Canadair Challenger CL–600–2A12 AFM, PSP 601–1A, Revision 120, dated August 31, 2018. • Canadair Challenger CL–600–2A12 AFM, PSP 601–1A–1, Revision 79, dated August 31, 2018. • Canadair Challenger CL–600–2A12 AFM, PSP 601–1B, Revision 83, dated August 31, 2018. • Canadair Challenger CL–600–2A12 AFM, PSP 601–1B–1, Revision 81, dated August 31, 2018. • Canadair Challenger CL–600–2B16 AFM, PSP 601A–1, Revision 103, dated August 31, 2018. • Canadair Challenger CL–600–2B16 AFM, PSP 601A–1–1, Revision 92, dated August 31, 2018. These documents are distinct since they apply to different airplane models in different configurations. 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. Costs of Compliance The FAA estimates that this AD affects 206 airplanes of U.S. registry. The FAA estimates the following costs to comply with this AD: ESTIMATED COSTS FOR REQUIRED ACTIONS Labor cost Parts cost Cost per product Cost on U.S. operators 1 work-hour × $85 per hour = $85 .............................................................................................. $0 $85 $17,510 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:58 Nov 12, 2019 Jkt 250001 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. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 E:\FR\FM\13NOR1.SGM 13NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 13, 2019 / Rules and Regulations 61531 the Director of the System Oversight Division. the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: 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. (3) Model CL–600–2B16 (601–3A and 601– 3R Variants), serial numbers 5001 through 5194 inclusive. PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES (d) Subject 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:58 Nov 12, 2019 Jkt 250001 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): ■ 2019–21–03 Bombardier, Inc.: Amendment 39–19769; Docket No. FAA–2019–0582; Product Identifier 2019–NM–034–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective December 18, 2019. (b) Affected ADs None. This AD applies to Bombardier, Inc., airplanes, certificated in any category, identified in paragraphs (c)(1) through (3) of this AD. (1) Model CL–600–1A11 (600), serial numbers 1001 through 1085 inclusive. (2) Model CL–600–2A12 (601), serial numbers 3001 through 3066 inclusive. Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 (e) Reason This AD was prompted by reports of the loss of all air data system information provided to the flightcrew, which was caused by icing at high altitudes. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the loss of all air data system information provided to the flightcrew. If not addressed, this condition may adversely affect continued safe flight and landing. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Revision of the Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) (c) Applicability PO 00000 Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 34, Navigation. Sfmt 4700 Within 30 days after the effective date of this AD: Revise the Emergency Procedures section of the existing AFM to include the information in the ‘‘Unreliable Airspeed Procedure,’’ specified in Unreliable Airspeed, of the applicable AFM specified in figure 1 to paragraph (g) of this AD. BILLING CODE 4910–13–P E:\FR\FM\13NOR1.SGM 13NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 13, 2019 / Rules and Regulations BILLING CODE 4910–13–C (h) 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:58 Nov 12, 2019 Jkt 250001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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. E:\FR\FM\13NOR1.SGM 13NOR1 ER13NO19.000</GPH> 61532 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 13, 2019 / Rules and Regulations (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain instructions from a manufacturer, the instructions 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. (i) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) Canadian AD CF–2018–36, dated December 27, 2018, 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–2019–0582. (2) For more information about this AD, contact Thomas Niczky, Aerospace Engineer, Avionics and Electrical Systems Services Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7347; fax 516– 794–5531; email 9-avs-nyaco-cos@faa.gov. (j) 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) ‘‘Unreliable Airspeed Procedure,’’ from Unreliable Airspeed, in the Emergency Procedures section, of the Canadair Challenger CL–600–1A11 Airplane Flight Manual (AFM), RAG–600–101, Issue 2, Product Publication 600, Revision A111, dated August 31, 2018. (ii) ‘‘Unreliable Airspeed Procedure,’’ from Unreliable Airspeed, in the Emergency Procedures section, of the Canadair Challenger CL–600–1A11 (Winglets) AFM, RAG–600–101, Issue 2, Product Support Publication (PSP) 600–1, Revision 103, dated August 31, 2018. (iii) ‘‘Unreliable Airspeed Procedure,’’ from Unreliable Airspeed, in the Emergency Procedures section, of the Canadair Challenger CL–600–2A12 AFM, PSP 601–1A, Revision 120, dated August 31, 2018. (iv) ‘‘Unreliable Airspeed Procedure,’’ from Unreliable Airspeed, in the Emergency Procedures section, of the Canadair Challenger CL–600–2A12 AFM, PSP 601– 1A–1, Revision 79, dated August 31, 2018. (v) ‘‘Unreliable Airspeed Procedure,’’ from Unreliable Airspeed, in the Emergency Procedures section, of the Canadair Challenger CL–600–2A12 AFM, PSP 601–1B, Revision 83, dated August 31, 2018. (vi) ‘‘Unreliable Airspeed Procedure,’’ from Unreliable Airspeed, in the Emergency Procedures section, of the Canadair Challenger CL–600–2A12 AFM, PSP 601–1B– 1, Revision 81, dated August 31, 2018. (vii) ‘‘Unreliable Airspeed Procedure,’’ from Unreliable Airspeed, in the Emergency Procedures section, of the Canadair Challenger CL–600–2B16 AFM, PSP 601A–1, Revision 103, dated August 31, 2018. (viii) ‘‘Unreliable Airspeed Procedure,’’ from Unreliable Airspeed, in the Emergency VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:58 Nov 12, 2019 Jkt 250001 Procedures section, of the Canadair Challenger CL–600–2B16 AFM, PSP 601A– 1–1, Revision 92, dated August 31, 2018. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Bombardier, Inc., 200 CoˆteVertu Road West, Dorval, Que´bec H4S 2A3, Canada; North America toll-free telephone 1–866–538–1247 or direct-dial telephone 1–514–855–2999; email ac.yul@ aero.bombardier.com; internet https:// 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. Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on October 18, 2019. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2019–24506 Filed 11–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2019–0866; Product Identifier 2019–NM–174–AD; Amendment 39–19789; AD 2019–22–10] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019–20– 02, which applied to all The Boeing Company Model 737–600, –700, –700C, –800, –900, and –900ER series airplanes. AD 2019–20–02 required repetitive inspections for cracking of the left- and right-hand side outboard chords of frame fittings and failsafe straps at a certain station around two fasteners, and repair if any cracking is found. This AD also requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the left- and right-hand side outboard chords of frame fittings and failsafe straps at a certain station, but expands the inspection to the area around eight fasteners, and also requires repair if any cracking is found. This AD was prompted by a determination that the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 61533 inspection area needs to be expanded. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective November 13, 2019. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of November 13, 2019. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain other publication listed in this AD as of October 3, 2019 (84 FR 52754, October 3, 2019). The FAA must receive any comments on this AD by December 30, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this final rule, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Contractual & Data Services (C&DS), 2600 Westminster Blvd., MC 110–SK57, Seal Beach, CA 90740–5600; telephone 562–797–1717; internet https:// www.myboeingfleet.com. You may view this 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–2019–0866. 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– 0866; 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 street address for Docket Operations is listed above. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Rutar, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe E:\FR\FM\13NOR1.SGM 13NOR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2019-0582; Product Identifier 2019-NM-034-AD; Amendment 
39-19769; AD 2019-21-03]
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-600-1A11 (600), CL-600-2A12 (601), 
and CL-600-2B16 (601-3A and 601-3R Variants) airplanes. This AD was 
prompted by reports of the loss of all air data system information 
provided to the flightcrew, which was caused by icing at high 
altitudes. This AD requires revising the existing airplane flight 
manual (AFM) to provide the flightcrew with procedures for ``Unreliable 
Airspeed'' that stabilize the airplane's airspeed and attitude. The FAA 
is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: This AD is effective December 18, 2019.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of December 18, 
2019.

ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, 
contact Bombardier, Inc., 200 C[ocirc]te-Vertu Road West, Dorval, 
Qu[eacute]bec H4S 2A3, Canada; North America toll-free telephone 1-866-
538-1247 or direct-dial telephone 1-514-855-2999; email 
[email protected]; internet https://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-2019-0582.

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-
0582; 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,

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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: Thomas Niczky, Aerospace Engineer, 
Avionics and Electrical Systems Services Section, FAA, New York ACO 
Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 
516-228-7347; 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-2018-36, dated December 
27, 2018 (``Canadian AD CF-2018-36'') (also referred to as the 
Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ``the MCAI''), to 
correct an unsafe condition for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-
1A11 (600), CL-600-2A12 (601), and CL-600-2B16 (601-3A and 601-3R 
Variants) 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-2019-0582.
    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-600-1A11 (600), CL-600-2A12 (601), and CL-600-2B16 (601-
3A and 601-3R Variants) airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal 
Register on August 12, 2019 (84 FR 39778). The NPRM was prompted by 
reports of the loss of all air data system information provided to the 
flightcrew, which was caused by icing at high altitudes. The NPRM 
proposed to require revising the existing AFM to provide the flightcrew 
with procedures for ``Unreliable Airspeed'' that stabilize the 
airplane's airspeed and attitude. The FAA is issuing this AD to address 
the loss of all air data system information provided to the flightcrew. 
If not addressed, this condition may adversely affect continued safe 
flight and landing. See the MCAI for additional background information.

Comments

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

Explanation of Change to Format of Paragraph Designation References

    The FAA has revised the format the agency uses for referring to 
paragraph designations throughout this AD. This change is necessary to 
meet the Office of the Federal Register's drafting requirements. For 
example, where the FAA previously referred to paragraphs (g)(1) and 
(g)(2) of this AD, we now refer to paragraphs (g)(1) and (2) of this 
AD. This change does not affect the requirements of this AD.

Conclusion

    The FAA reviewed the relevant data 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 ``Unreliable Airspeed Procedure,'' 
specified in Unreliable Airspeed, in the Emergency Procedures section 
of the applicable AFM.
     Canadair Challenger CL-600-1A11 AFM, RAG-600-101, Issue 2, 
Product Publication 600, Revision A111, dated August 31, 2018.
     Canadair Challenger CL-600-1A11 (Winglets) AFM, RAG-600-
101, Issue 2, Product Support Publication (PSP) 600-1, Revision 103, 
dated August 31, 2018.
     Canadair Challenger CL-600-2A12 AFM, PSP 601-1A, Revision 
120, dated August 31, 2018.
     Canadair Challenger CL-600-2A12 AFM, PSP 601-1A-1, 
Revision 79, dated August 31, 2018.
     Canadair Challenger CL-600-2A12 AFM, PSP 601-1B, Revision 
83, dated August 31, 2018.
     Canadair Challenger CL-600-2A12 AFM, PSP 601-1B-1, 
Revision 81, dated August 31, 2018.
     Canadair Challenger CL-600-2B16 AFM, PSP 601A-1, Revision 
103, dated August 31, 2018.
     Canadair Challenger CL-600-2B16 AFM, PSP 601A-1-1, 
Revision 92, dated August 31, 2018.
    These documents are distinct since they apply to different airplane 
models in different configurations.
    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.

Costs of Compliance

    The FAA estimates that this AD affects 206 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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1 work-hour x $85 per hour = $85.............................              $0              $85          $17,510
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Authority for This Rulemaking

    Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA's authority to 
issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the 
authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII: Aviation Programs, 
describes in more detail the scope of the Agency's authority.
    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

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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):

2019-21-03 Bombardier, Inc.: Amendment 39-19769; Docket No. FAA-
2019-0582; Product Identifier 2019-NM-034-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective December 18, 2019.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Bombardier, Inc., airplanes, certificated in 
any category, identified in paragraphs (c)(1) through (3) of this 
AD.
    (1) Model CL-600-1A11 (600), serial numbers 1001 through 1085 
inclusive.
    (2) Model CL-600-2A12 (601), serial numbers 3001 through 3066 
inclusive.
    (3) Model CL-600-2B16 (601-3A and 601-3R Variants), serial 
numbers 5001 through 5194 inclusive.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 34, Navigation.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by reports of the loss of all air data 
system information provided to the flightcrew, which was caused by 
icing at high altitudes. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the 
loss of all air data system information provided to the flightcrew. 
If not addressed, this condition may adversely affect continued safe 
flight and landing.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Revision of the Airplane Flight Manual (AFM)

    Within 30 days after the effective date of this AD: Revise the 
Emergency Procedures section of the existing AFM to include the 
information in the ``Unreliable Airspeed Procedure,'' specified in 
Unreliable Airspeed, of the applicable AFM specified in figure 1 to 
paragraph (g) of this AD.
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(h) 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.

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    (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD 
to obtain instructions from a manufacturer, the instructions 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.

(i) Related Information

    (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information 
(MCAI) Canadian AD CF-2018-36, dated December 27, 2018, 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-2019-0582.
    (2) For more information about this AD, contact Thomas Niczky, 
Aerospace Engineer, Avionics and Electrical Systems Services 
Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, 
Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516-228-7347; fax 516-794-5531; email 
[email protected].

(j) 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) ``Unreliable Airspeed Procedure,'' from Unreliable Airspeed, 
in the Emergency Procedures section, of the Canadair Challenger CL-
600-1A11 Airplane Flight Manual (AFM), RAG-600-101, Issue 2, Product 
Publication 600, Revision A111, dated August 31, 2018.
    (ii) ``Unreliable Airspeed Procedure,'' from Unreliable 
Airspeed, in the Emergency Procedures section, of the Canadair 
Challenger CL-600-1A11 (Winglets) AFM, RAG-600-101, Issue 2, Product 
Support Publication (PSP) 600-1, Revision 103, dated August 31, 
2018.
    (iii) ``Unreliable Airspeed Procedure,'' from Unreliable 
Airspeed, in the Emergency Procedures section, of the Canadair 
Challenger CL-600-2A12 AFM, PSP 601-1A, Revision 120, dated August 
31, 2018.
    (iv) ``Unreliable Airspeed Procedure,'' from Unreliable 
Airspeed, in the Emergency Procedures section, of the Canadair 
Challenger CL-600-2A12 AFM, PSP 601-1A-1, Revision 79, dated August 
31, 2018.
    (v) ``Unreliable Airspeed Procedure,'' from Unreliable Airspeed, 
in the Emergency Procedures section, of the Canadair Challenger CL-
600-2A12 AFM, PSP 601-1B, Revision 83, dated August 31, 2018.
    (vi) ``Unreliable Airspeed Procedure,'' from Unreliable 
Airspeed, in the Emergency Procedures section, of the Canadair 
Challenger CL-600-2A12 AFM, PSP 601-1B-1, Revision 81, dated August 
31, 2018.
    (vii) ``Unreliable Airspeed Procedure,'' from Unreliable 
Airspeed, in the Emergency Procedures section, of the Canadair 
Challenger CL-600-2B16 AFM, PSP 601A-1, Revision 103, dated August 
31, 2018.
    (viii) ``Unreliable Airspeed Procedure,'' from Unreliable 
Airspeed, in the Emergency Procedures section, of the Canadair 
Challenger CL-600-2B16 AFM, PSP 601A- 1-1, Revision 92, dated August 
31, 2018.
    (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Bombardier, Inc., 200 C[ocirc]te-Vertu Road West, Dorval, 
Qu[eacute]bec H4S 2A3, Canada; North America toll-free telephone 1-
866-538-1247 or direct-dial telephone 1-514-855-2999; email 
[email protected]; internet https://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 October 18, 2019.
Michael Kaszycki,
Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-24506 Filed 11-12-19; 8:45 am]
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