Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters, 56161-56162 [2020-20001]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 177 / Friday, September 11, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Flight Manual for your airplane by inserting a copy of this AD or by making pen and ink changes to add: (i) ‘‘Operation under Instrument Flight Rules or night Visual Flight Rules is prohibited.’’ (ii) ‘‘Coupling the autopilot with Sandia attitude indicator part number 306171–10 or 306171–20 is prohibited. These attitude indicators may be marked as BendixKing Model KI 300 or Sandia Model SAI 340A.’’ (2) The action required by paragraph (g)(1) of this AD may be performed by the owner/ operator (pilot) holding at least a private pilot certificate and must be entered into the aircraft records showing compliance with this AD in accordance with 14 CFR 43.9(a)(1) through (4) and 14 CFR 91.417(a)(2)(v). The record must be maintained as required by 14 CFR 91.417. This authority is not applicable to aircraft being operated under 14 CFR part 119. (h) Special Flight Permits Special flight permits are prohibited. (i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Fort Worth ACO Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the certification office, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (j) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9ASWFWACO@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. (j) Related Information For further information about this AD, contact: John Felton, Aerospace Engineer, Fort Worth ACO Branch, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, FAA, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy., Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone 817–222–5171; email john.felton@ faa.gov. Issued on September 4, 2020. Gaetano A. Sciortino, Deputy Director for Strategic Initiatives, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2020–20049 Filed 9–10–20; 8:45 am] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2020–0463; Product Identifier 2013–SW–041–AD; Amendment 39–21246; AD 2015–17–01R1] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; removal of airworthiness directive (AD). AGENCY: The FAA is removing AD 2015–17–01, which applied to certain Airbus Helicopters Model AS350B, AS350BA, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, AS350C, AS350D, AS350D1, AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, AS355N, and AS355NP helicopters. AD 2015–17–01 required inspections of each tail rotor pitch horn assembly (pitch horn) for a crack, replacement of a cracked pitch horn, and a repetitive visual inspection of certain pitch horns. AD 2015–17–01 is no longer necessary because the cause of the unsafe condition has been removed from all affected helicopter models. Accordingly, the FAA is removing AD 2015–17–01. DATES: This AD becomes effective September 11, 2020. ADDRESSES: 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–2020– 0463; 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, 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: Matt Fuller, AD Program Manager, Continued Operational Safety Branch, Airworthiness Products Section, General Aviation and Rotorcraft Unit, FAA, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy., Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone 817–222– 5110; email matthew.fuller@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:48 Sep 10, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 56161 part 39 by removing AD 2015–17–01, Amendment 39–18234 (80 FR 50554, August 20, 2015) (‘‘AD 2015–17–01’’), that applied to certain Airbus Helicopters Model AS350B, AS350BA, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, AS350C, AS350D, AS350D1, AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, AS355N, and AS355NP helicopters. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on June 12, 2020 (85 FR 35814). The NPRM was prompted by a determination that AD 2015–17–01 is no longer necessary because the unsafe condition no longer exists on Model AS350 and AS355 helicopters. The NPRM proposed to remove AD 2015–17–01. The FAA is issuing this AD to remove AD 2015–17– 01. Comments The FAA gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this final rule. The FAA has considered the comment received. Mr. Warren LaBare indicated support for 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. Costs of Compliance This AD adds no cost. This AD removes AD 2015–17–01 from 14 CFR part 39; therefore, operators are no longer required to show compliance with that 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. E:\FR\FM\11SER1.SGM 11SER1 56162 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 177 / Friday, September 11, 2020 / Rules and Regulations This regulation is within the scope of that authority. 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 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration 19 CFR Part 360 [Docket No. 200806–0208] In this final rule, U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) is modifying its regulations pertaining to the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) system to require steel import license applicants to identify the country where the steel used in the manufacture of the imported steel product was melted and poured (the country of melt and pour); clarify how certain import data collected from the licenses will be aggregated and reported on the public SIMA monitor; harmonize the scope of steel products subject to the SIMA licensing requirement with the scope of steel products subject to Section 232 tariffs; extend the SIMA system indefinitely by eliminating the regulatory provision concerning the duration of the SIMA system; and codify eligibility for use of the low-value license for certain steel entries up to $5,000. In addition, Commerce is making corresponding changes to the public SIMA monitor that do not require regulatory modifications and amending the steel import license application to include a new field for the country of melt and pour. Finally, Commerce is SUMMARY: Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by removing Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015–17–01, Amendment 39–18234 (80 FR 50554, August 20, 2015), and adding the following new AD: ■ 2015–17–01R1 Airbus Helicopters: Amendment 39–21246; Docket No. FAA–2020–0463; Product Identifier 2013–SW–041–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective September 11, 2020. (b) Affected ADs This AD replaces AD 2015–17–01, Amendment 39–18234 (80 FR 50554, August 20, 2015). khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Final rule. 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: (c) Applicability This AD applies to Airbus Helicopters Model AS350B, AS350BA, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, AS350C, AS350D, AS350D1, AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, AS355N, and AS355NP helicopters, certificated in any category, with tail rotor hub pitch horn (pitch horn) assembly, part number (P/N) 350A121368.01, Jkt 250001 [FR Doc. 2020–20001 Filed 9–10–20; 8:45 am] AGENCY: ■ 15:48 Sep 10, 2020 Issued on September 3, 2020. Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis System PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES VerDate Sep<11>2014 (d) Related Information For more information about this AD, contact Matt Fuller, AD Program Manager, Continued Operational Safety Branch, Airworthiness Products Section, General Aviation and Rotorcraft Unit, FAA, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy., Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone 817–222–5110; email matthew.fuller@faa.gov. RIN 0625–AB17 Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: § 39.13 350A121368.02, 350A121368.03, or 350A121368.04, with a pitch horn, P/N 350A121368.XX, where XX stands for a twodigit dash number, installed. The pitch horn may be marked with either the pitch horn assembly P/N or pitch horn P/N. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 modernizing the SIMA system, including both the online license application platform and the public SIMA monitor. DATES: Effective date: October 13, 2020. Applicability date: All licenses requested on or after October 13, 2020, must meet the requirements of this rule and utilize the online license application platform on the new SIMA system website. Licenses requested on or before October 9, 2020, must meet the requirements of the existing SIMA system and utilize the online license application platform on the existing SIMA system website. The existing SIMA system website will no longer be operational beginning on October 10, 2020, and the new SIMA system website will not be operational until October 13, 2020. Therefore, no licenses can be obtained via the online license application platform from October 10 through October 12, 2020. For information on registering for the new SIMA system and obtaining licenses manually from October 10 through 12, 2020, see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The existing SIMA system website that will be operational until October 9, 2020 is https:// enforcement.trade.gov/steel/license/. From October 10–12, 2020, Commerce will accept manual applications in emergency situations identified above to the following email address: steel.license@trade.gov. The new SIMA system website that will be operational on October 13, 2020 is https://www.trade.gov/steel. Through this website, potential license applicants can register for the new online license application platform and apply for licenses. Additionally, the public SIMA monitor is also featured on this website. More information can be found at https://www.trade.gov/updates-steelimport-licensing. To assist with the transition to the modernized SIMA system, Commerce is offering a virtual demonstration of the online license application platform for potential license applicants. Commerce also is offering a demonstration of the new modernized public SIMA monitor, which is available to the general public. Commerce will have a limited number of spots available to participate in the demonstrations, that will occur prior to the effective date of this rule. For specific dates and times of the demonstrations, and to participate in the demonstrations, please visit https:// www.trade.gov/updates-steel-importlicensing. E:\FR\FM\11SER1.SGM 11SER1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 177 (Friday, September 11, 2020)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 56161-56162]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-20001]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2020-0463; Product Identifier 2013-SW-041-AD; Amendment 
39-21246; AD 2015-17-01R1]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; removal of airworthiness directive (AD).

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SUMMARY: The FAA is removing AD 2015-17-01, which applied to certain 
Airbus Helicopters Model AS350B, AS350BA, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, 
AS350C, AS350D, AS350D1, AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, AS355N, and 
AS355NP helicopters. AD 2015-17-01 required inspections of each tail 
rotor pitch horn assembly (pitch horn) for a crack, replacement of a 
cracked pitch horn, and a repetitive visual inspection of certain pitch 
horns. AD 2015-17-01 is no longer necessary because the cause of the 
unsafe condition has been removed from all affected helicopter models. 
Accordingly, the FAA is removing AD 2015-17-01.

DATES: This AD becomes effective September 11, 2020.

ADDRESSES: 

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-2020-
0463; 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, 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: Matt Fuller, AD Program Manager, 
Continued Operational Safety Branch, Airworthiness Products Section, 
General Aviation and Rotorcraft Unit, FAA, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy., Fort 
Worth, TX 76177; telephone 817-222-5110; email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 
CFR part 39 by removing AD 2015-17-01, Amendment 39-18234 (80 FR 50554, 
August 20, 2015) (``AD 2015-17-01''), that applied to certain Airbus 
Helicopters Model AS350B, AS350BA, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, AS350C, 
AS350D, AS350D1, AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, AS355N, and AS355NP 
helicopters. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on June 12, 
2020 (85 FR 35814). The NPRM was prompted by a determination that AD 
2015-17-01 is no longer necessary because the unsafe condition no 
longer exists on Model AS350 and AS355 helicopters. The NPRM proposed 
to remove AD 2015-17-01. The FAA is issuing this AD to remove AD 2015-
17-01.

Comments

    The FAA gave the public the opportunity to participate in 
developing this final rule. The FAA has considered the comment 
received. Mr. Warren LaBare indicated support for 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.

Costs of Compliance

    This AD adds no cost. This AD removes AD 2015-17-01 from 14 CFR 
part 39; therefore, operators are no longer required to show compliance 
with that 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.

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This regulation is within the scope of that authority.

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

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

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


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

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2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by removing Airworthiness Directive (AD) 
2015-17-01, Amendment 39-18234 (80 FR 50554, August 20, 2015), and 
adding the following new AD:

2015-17-01R1 Airbus Helicopters: Amendment 39-21246; Docket No. FAA-
2020-0463; Product Identifier 2013-SW-041-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective September 11, 2020.

(b) Affected ADs

    This AD replaces AD 2015-17-01, Amendment 39-18234 (80 FR 50554, 
August 20, 2015).

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Airbus Helicopters Model AS350B, AS350BA, 
AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, AS350C, AS350D, AS350D1, AS355E, AS355F, 
AS355F1, AS355F2, AS355N, and AS355NP helicopters, certificated in 
any category, with tail rotor hub pitch horn (pitch horn) assembly, 
part number (P/N) 350A121368.01, 350A121368.02, 350A121368.03, or 
350A121368.04, with a pitch horn, P/N 350A121368.XX, where XX stands 
for a two-digit dash number, installed. The pitch horn may be marked 
with either the pitch horn assembly P/N or pitch horn P/N.

(d) Related Information

    For more information about this AD, contact Matt Fuller, AD 
Program Manager, Continued Operational Safety Branch, Airworthiness 
Products Section, General Aviation and Rotorcraft Unit, FAA, 10101 
Hillwood Pkwy., Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone 817-222-5110; email 
[email protected].

    Issued on September 3, 2020.
Lance T. Gant,
Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-20001 Filed 9-10-20; 8:45 am]
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