Airworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional Airplanes Airplanes, 68503-68507 [2020-23932]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 210 / Thursday, October 29, 2020 / Proposed Rules 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 this proposed regulation: (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. The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 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: ■ Rockwell Collins, Inc.: Docket No. FAA– 2020–0915; Project Identifier AD–2020– 00661–Q. (a) Comments Due Date The FAA must receive comments by December 14, 2020. (b) Affected ADs None. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS (c) Applicability This airworthiness directive (AD) applies to Rockwell Collins, Inc. GPS–4000S Global Positioning System (GPS) part number (P/N) 822–2189–100 installed on airplanes, certificated in any category. position on an LPV approach resulting in controlled flight into terrain. Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Actions (1) Within 24 months after the effective date of this AD, replace GPS–4000S GPS P/ N 822–2189–100 with P/N 822–2189–101. (2) As of the effective date of this AD, do not install GPS–4000S GPS P/N 822–2189– 100 on any airplane. (h) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Wichita 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 (i)(1) of this AD. (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. (i) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Paul Rau, Aerospace Engineer, Wichita ACO Branch, FAA, 1801 Airport Road, Wichita, Kansas 67209; phone: 316– 946–4149; fax: 316–946–4107; email: paul.rau@faa.gov or Wichita-COS@faa.gov. (2) For service information identified in this proposed AD, contact Rockwell Collins, Inc., Collins Aviation Services, 400 Collins Road NE, M/S 164–100, Cedar Rapids, IA 52498–0001; telephone: 888–265–5467 (U.S.) or 319–265–5467; fax: 319–295–4941 (outside U.S.); email: techmanuals@ rockwellcollins.com; internet: https:// portal.rockwellcollins.com/web/publicationsand-training. You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Airworthiness Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 901 Locust, Kansas City, MO 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 816–329–4148. Issued on October 21, 2020. Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by an unannunciated GPS vertical error that could result in a hazardously misleading localizer performance vertical (LPV) glidepath. The FAA is issuing this AD to prevent a misleading GPS position on an LPV approach. The unsafe condition, if not addressed, result in a misleading GPS [FR Doc. 2020–23812 Filed 10–28–20; 8:45 am] 16:26 Oct 28, 2020 Jkt 253001 BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4702 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration (f) Compliance (d) Subject Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC)/ Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 3400, NAVIGATION SYSTEM. VerDate Sep<11>2014 68503 Sfmt 4702 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2020–0973; Project Identifier MCAI–2020–01113–T] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; ATR—GIE Avions de Transport Re´gional Airplanes Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2000–23–04 R1 and AD 2018–20–14, which apply to certain ATR—GIE Avions de Transport Re´gional Model ATR42–500 airplanes. AD 2000–23–04 R1 and AD 2018–20–14 require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new and/ or more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. Since the FAA issued AD 2000–23–04 R1 and AD 2018–20–14, the FAA has determined that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which will be incorporated by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: The FAA must receive comments on this proposed AD by December 14, 2020. 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 EASA AD 2020–0136 that will be incorporated by reference (IBR) in this AD, contact the EASA, KonradAdenauer-Ufer 3, 50668 Cologne, Germany; telephone +49 221 8999 000; SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29OCP1.SGM 29OCP1 68504 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 210 / Thursday, October 29, 2020 / Proposed Rules email ADs@easa.europa.eu; internet www.easa.europa.eu. You may find this IBR material on the EASA website at https://ad.easa.europa.eu. You may view this IBR material at the FAA, Airworthiness Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206–231–3195. It is also available in the AD docket on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2020– 0973. 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– 0973; 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 NPRM, 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: Shahram Daneshmandi, Aerospace Engineer, Large Aircraft Section, International Validation Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone and fax 206–231– 3220; email Shahram. Daneshmandi@ faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS Comments Invited The FAA invites you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposal. Send your comments to an address listed under ADDRESSES. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2020–0973; Project Identifier MCAI–2020–01113–T’’ at the beginning of your comments. The most helpful comments reference a specific portion of the proposal, explain the reason for any recommended change, and include supporting data. The FAA will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend the proposal because of those comments. Except for Confidential Business Information (CBI) as described in the following paragraph, and other information as described in 14 CFR 11.35, the FAA will post all comments we receive, without change, to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. The agency will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we receive about this proposed AD. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:26 Oct 28, 2020 Jkt 253001 Confidential Business Information CBI is commercial or financial information that is both customarily and actually treated as private by its owner. Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. 552), CBI is exempt from public disclosure. If your comments responsive to this NPRM contain commercial or financial information that is customarily treated as private, that you actually treat as private, and that is relevant or responsive to this NPRM, it is important that you clearly designate the submitted comments as CBI. Please mark each page of your submission containing CBI as ‘‘PROPIN.’’ The FAA will treat such marked submissions as confidential under the FOIA, and they will not be placed in the public docket of this NPRM. Submissions containing CBI should be sent to Shahram Daneshmandi, Aerospace Engineer, Large Aircraft Section, International Validation Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone and fax 206–231–3220; email Shahram. Daneshmandi@faa.gov. Any commentary that the FAA receives which is not specifically designated as CBI will be placed in the public docket for this rulemaking. Discussion The FAA issued AD 2018–20–14, Amendment 39–19448 (83 FR 52123, October 16, 2018) (AD 2018–20–14), for certain ATR—GIE Avions de Transport Re´gional Model ATR42–500 airplanes. AD 2018–20–14 requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new and/or more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. The FAA issued AD 2018– 20–14 to address reduced structural integrity of the airplane. AD 2018–20– 14 specifies that accomplishing the revision required by paragraph (g) of that AD terminates all requirements of AD 2000–23–04 R1, Amendment 39– 12174 (66 FR 19381, April 16, 2001) (AD 2000–23–04 R1), and all requirements of AD 2008–04–19 R1, Amendment 39–16069 (74 FR 56713, November 3, 2009) (AD 2008–04–19 R1), and AD 2015–26–09, Amendment 39–18357 (81 FR 1483, January 13, 2016) (AD 2015–26–09), for ATR—GIE Avions de Transport Re´gional Model ATR42–500 airplanes only. Actions Since AD 2018–20–14 Was Issued Since the FAA issued AD 2018–20– 14, the FAA has determined that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 AD would supersede both AD 2000–23– 04 R1 and AD 2018–20–14 because the actions required by AD 2000–23–04 R1 have already been terminated by AD 2018–20–14. The EASA, which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA AD 2020–0136, dated June 18, 2020 (EASA AD 2020–0136) (also referred to as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for all Model ATR 42–400 and ATR 42–500 airplane. Model ATR 42–400 airplanes are not certificated by the FAA and are not included on the U.S. type certificate data sheet; this AD therefore does not include those airplanes in the applicability. Airplanes with an original airworthiness certificate or original export certificate of airworthiness issued after April 24, 2020 must comply with the airworthiness limitations specified as part of the approved type design and referenced on the type certificate data sheet; this AD therefore does not include those airplanes in the applicability. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. The FAA is proposing this AD to address reduced structural integrity of the airplane. See the MCAI for additional background information. Related IBR Material Under 1 CFR part 51 EASA AD 2020–0136 describes new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations for airplane structures and safe life limits. This AD would also require the following service information, which the Director of the Federal Register approved for incorporation by reference as of November 20, 2018 (83 FR 52123, October 16, 2018). • ATR ATR42–400/–500, Time Limits Document (TL), Revision 11, dated May 5, 2015. • ATR ATR42–400/–500 Time Limits Temporary Revision TR01/17, dated May 3, 2017, This material 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. FAA’s Determination and Requirements of This Proposed AD This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant to the FAA’s bilateral agreement with the State of Design Authority, the FAA has been E:\FR\FM\29OCP1.SGM 29OCP1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 210 / Thursday, October 29, 2020 / Proposed Rules notified of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service information referenced above. The FAA is proposing this AD because the FAA has evaluated all pertinent information and determined an unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same type design. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS Proposed AD Requirements This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2018–20–14. This proposed AD would also require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations, which are specified in EASA AD 2020–0136 described previously, as incorporated by reference. Any differences with EASA AD 2020–0136 are identified as exceptions in the regulatory text of this AD. This proposed AD would require revisions to certain operator maintenance documents to include new actions (e.g., inspections) and Critical Design Configuration Control Limitations (CDCCLs). Compliance with these actions and CDCCLs is required by 14 CFR 91.403(c). For airplanes that have been previously modified, altered, or repaired in the areas addressed by this proposed AD, the operator may not be able to accomplish the actions described in the revisions. In this situation, to comply with 14 CFR 91.403(c), the operator must request approval for an alternative method of compliance according to paragraph (n)(1) of this proposed AD. Explanation of Required Compliance Information In the FAA’s ongoing efforts to improve the efficiency of the AD process, the FAA initially worked with Airbus and EASA to develop a process to use certain EASA ADs as the primary source of information for compliance with requirements for corresponding FAA ADs. The FAA has since coordinated with other manufacturers and civil aviation authorities (CAAs) to use this process. As a result, EASA AD 2020–0136 will be incorporated by reference in the FAA final rule. This proposed AD would, therefore, require compliance with EASA AD 2020–0136 in its entirety, through that incorporation, except for any differences identified as exceptions in the regulatory text of this proposed AD. Using common terms that are the same as the heading of a particular section in the EASA AD does not mean that operators need comply only with that section. For example, where the AD VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:26 Oct 28, 2020 Jkt 253001 requirement refers to ‘‘all required actions and compliance times,’’ compliance with this AD requirement is not limited to the section titled ‘‘Required Action(s) and Compliance Time(s)’’ in the EASA AD. Service information specified in EASA AD 2020–0136 that is required for compliance with EASA AD 2020–0136 will be available on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2020–0973 after the FAA final rule is published. Airworthiness Limitation ADs Using the New Process The FAA’s process of incorporating by reference MCAI ADs as the primary source of information for compliance with corresponding FAA ADs has been limited to certain MCAI ADs (primarily those with service bulletins as the primary source of information for accomplishing the actions required by the FAA AD). However, the FAA is now expanding the process to include MCAI ADs that require a change to airworthiness limitation documents, such as airworthiness limitation sections. For these ADs that incorporate by reference an MCAI AD that changes airworthiness limitations, the FAA requirements are unchanged. Operators must revise the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate the information specified in the new airworthiness limitation document. The airworthiness limitations must be followed according to 14 CFR 91.403(c) and 91.409(e). Costs of Compliance The FAA estimates that this proposed AD affects 9 airplanes of U.S. registry. The FAA estimates the following costs to comply with this proposed AD: The FAA estimates the total cost per operator for the retained actions from AD 2018–20–14 to be $7,650 (90 workhours × $85 per work-hour). The FAA has determined that revising the existing maintenance or inspection program takes an average of 90 workhours per operator, although the agency recognizes that this number may vary from operator to operator. In the past, the agency 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. The FAA estimates the total cost per operator for the new proposed actions to PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 68505 be $7,650 (90 work-hours × $85 per work-hour). Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII: Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the Agency’s authority. The FAA is issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: General requirements. Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. Regulatory Findings The FAA determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would 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 this proposed regulation: (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. The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 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. E:\FR\FM\29OCP1.SGM 29OCP1 68506 § 39.13 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 210 / Thursday, October 29, 2020 / Proposed Rules [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by: a. Removing Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2000–23–04 R1, Amendment 39– 12174 (66 FR 19381, April 16, 2001); and AD 2018–20–14, Amendment 39– 19448 (83 FR 52123, October 16, 2018); and ■ b. Adding the following new AD: ■ ■ 213100–2A ........... 213100–2B 213100–3A 213100–3B (a) Comments Due Date The FAA must receive comments by December 14, 2020. (b) Affected ADs (1) This AD replaces AD 2000–23–04 R1, Amendment 39–12174 (66 FR 19381, April 16, 2001) (AD 2000–23–04 R1); and AD 2018–20–14, Amendment 39–19448 (83 FR 52123, October 16, 2018) (AD 2018–20–14). (2) This AD affects AD 2008–04–19 R1, Amendment 39–16069 (74 FR 56713, November 3, 2009) (AD 2008–04–19 R1); and AD 2015–26–09, Amendment 39–18357 (81 FR 1483, January 13, 2016) (AD 2015–26–09). (c) Applicability This AD applies to ATR—GIE Avions de Transport Re´gional Model ATR42–500 airplanes, certificated in any category, with an original airworthiness certificate or original export certificate of airworthiness dated on or before April 24, 2020. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 05, Time Limits/Maintenance Checks. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. The FAA is issuing this AD to prevent reduced structural integrity of the airplane. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Retained Maintenance or Inspection Program Revision, With No Changes This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (g) of AD 2018–20–14, with no changes. For airplanes with an original airworthiness certificate or original export certificate of airworthiness dated on or before May 3, 2017: Within 90 days after November 20, 2018 (the effective date of AD 2018–20– 14), revise the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate the information specified in ATR ATR42–400/– 500, Time Limits Document (TL), Revision 11, dated May 5, 2015; and ATR ATR42–400/ –500 Time Limits Temporary Revision TR01/ 17, dated May 3, 2017. The initial compliance time for accomplishing the tasks is at the applicable times specified in ATR ATR42–400/–500, Time Limits Document (TL), Revision 11, dated May 5, 2015; and ATR ATR42–400/–500 Time Limits 16:26 Oct 28, 2020 Jkt 253001 FIGURE 1 TO PARAGRAPHS (g) AND (h)—GRACE PERIOD FOR CMR TASKS CMR/Maintenance Significant Item (MSI) task ATR—GIE Avions de Transport Re´gional: Docket No. FAA–2020–0973; Project Identifier MCAI–2020–01113–T. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Temporary Revision TR01/17, dated May 3, 2017; or within 90 days after the November 20, 2018; whichever occurs later, except for those certification maintenance requirements (CMRs) tasks identified in figure 1 to paragraphs (g) and (h) of this AD. Compliance time Within 550 flight hours or 90 days, whichever occurs first, after November 20, 2018 (the effective date of AD 2018–20–14). (h) Retained Initial Compliance Times for Certain CMR Tasks, With No Changes This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (h) of AD 2018–20–14, with no changes. For the CMR tasks listed in figure 1 to paragraphs (g) and (h) of this AD, the initial compliance time for accomplishing the tasks is at the applicable time specified in ATR ATR42–400/–500 Time Limits Temporary Revision TR01/17, dated May 3, 2017; or within the compliance time specified in figure 1 to paragraphs (g) and (h) of this AD; whichever occurs later. (i) Retained Restrictions on Alternative Actions, Intervals, and Critical Design Configuration Control Limitations, With a New Exception. This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (i) of AD 2018–20–14, with a new exception. Except as required by paragraph (l) of this AD, after the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, has been revised as required by paragraph (g) of this AD, no alternative actions (e.g., inspections), intervals, and/or CDCCLs may be used unless the actions, intervals, and/or CDCCLs are approved as an alternative method of compliance (AMOC) in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (n)(1) of this AD. (j) New Maintenance or Inspection Program Revision Except as specified in paragraph (k) of this AD: Comply with all required actions and compliance times specified in, and in accordance with, European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2020–0136, dated June 18, 2020 (EASA AD 2020–0136). Accomplishing the maintenance or inspection program revision required by this paragraph terminates the requirements of paragraph (g) of this AD. (k) Exceptions to EASA AD 2020–0136 (1) The requirements specified in paragraphs (1) and (2) of EASA AD 2020– 0136 do not apply to this AD. (2) Paragraph (3) of EASA AD 2020–0136 specifies revising ‘‘the approved AMP’’ within 12 months after its effective date, but this AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate the ‘‘limitations, tasks and associated thresholds and intervals’’ specified in paragraph (3) of EASA PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 AD 2020–0136 within 90 days after the effective date of this AD. (3) The initial compliance time for doing the tasks specified in paragraph (3) of EASA AD 2020–0136 is at the applicable ‘‘associated thresholds’’ specified in paragraph (3) of EASA AD 2020–0136, or within 90 days after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs later. (4) The provisions specified in paragraphs (4) and (5) of EASA AD 2020–0136 do not apply to this AD. (5) The ‘‘Remarks’’ section of EASA AD 2020–0136 does not apply to this AD. (l) New Provisions for Alternative Actions, Intervals, and CDCCLs After the maintenance or inspection program has been revised as required by paragraph (j) of this AD, no alternative actions (e.g., inspections), intervals, and CDCCLs are allowed unless they are approved as specified in the provisions of the ‘‘Ref. Publications’’ section of EASA AD 2020–0136. (m) Terminating Action for Other ADs Accomplishing the actions required by paragraph (g) or (j) of this AD terminates all requirements of the ADs specified in paragraphs (m)(1) and (2) of this AD for ATR—GIE Avions de Transport Re´gional Model ATR42–500 airplanes only. (1) AD 2008–04–19 R1. (2) AD 2015–26–09. (n) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, Large Aircraft Section, International Validation 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 Large Aircraft Section, International Validation Branch, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (o)(2) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9-AVS-AIR730-AMOC@faa.gov. (i) 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. (ii) AMOCs approved previously for AD 2018–20–14 are approved as AMOCs for the corresponding provisions of EASA AD 2020– 0136 that are required by paragraph (g) of this AD. (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, Large Aircraft Section, International Validation Branch, FAA; or EASA; or ATR–GIE Avions de Transport Re´gional’s EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA). If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOAauthorized signature. E:\FR\FM\29OCP1.SGM 29OCP1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 210 / Thursday, October 29, 2020 / Proposed Rules (o) Related Information (1) For information about EASA AD 2020– 0136, contact the EASA, Konrad-AdenauerUfer 3, 50668 Cologne, Germany; telephone +49 221 8999 000; 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. You may view this material at the FAA, Airworthiness Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206–231–3195. This material may be found in the AD docket on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2020–0973. (2) For more information about this AD, contact Shahram Daneshmandi, Aerospace Engineer, Large Aircraft Section, International Validation Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone and fax 206 231 3220; email Shahram.Daneshmandi@faa.gov. Issued on October 23, 2020. Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2020–23932 Filed 10–28–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers 33 CFR Part 334 [COE–2020–0015] Danger Zone; Pacific Ocean at U.S. Marine Corps Base, Camp Blaz, Mason Live-Fire Training Range Complex, on the North Coast of Guam AGENCY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. Notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comments. ACTION: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is proposing to revise its existing regulations to establish a danger zone at the U.S. Marine Corps Base, Camp Blaz in the Pacific Ocean, Guam. The Marine Corps requested establishment of a danger zone extending over the Pacific Ocean adjacent to the Mason Live-Fire Training Range Complex (LFTRC). Establishment of the danger zone would intermittently restrict commercial, public, and private vessels from entering or lingering in the restricted safety zone to ensure public safety during small arms training activities. This danger zone is necessary to minimize potential conflicts between local populace activities and ongoing military training in the subject area. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:26 Oct 28, 2020 Jkt 253001 Written comments must be submitted on or before November 30, 2020. DATES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number COE– 2020–0015, by any of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Email: david.b.olson@usace.army.mil. Include the docket number, COE–2020– 0015, in the subject line of the message. Mail: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: CECW–CO–R (David B. Olson), 441 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20314–1000. Hand Delivery/Courier: Due to security requirements, we cannot receive comments by hand delivery or courier. Instructions: Direct your comments to docket number COE–2020–0015. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 210 (Thursday, October 29, 2020)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 68503-68507]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-23932]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2020-0973; Project Identifier MCAI-2020-01113-T]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; ATR--GIE Avions de Transport 
R[eacute]gional Airplanes Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 
2000-23-04 R1 and AD 2018-20-14, which apply to certain ATR--GIE Avions 
de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR42-500 airplanes. AD 2000-23-04 
R1 and AD 2018-20-14 require revising the maintenance or inspection 
program, as applicable, to incorporate new and/or more restrictive 
maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. Since the FAA 
issued AD 2000-23-04 R1 and AD 2018-20-14, the FAA has determined that 
new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This 
proposed AD would require revising the existing maintenance or 
inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more 
restrictive airworthiness limitations, as specified in a European Union 
Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which will be incorporated by 
reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition 
on these products.

DATES: The FAA must receive comments on this proposed AD by December 
14, 2020.

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 EASA AD 2020-0136 that will be incorporated by reference (IBR) 
in this AD, contact the EASA, Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 3, 50668 Cologne, 
Germany; telephone +49 221 8999 000;

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email [email protected]; internet www.easa.europa.eu. You may find 
this IBR material on the EASA website at https://ad.easa.europa.eu. You 
may view this IBR material at the FAA, Airworthiness Products Section, 
Operational Safety Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For 
information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206-
231-3195. It is also available in the AD docket on the internet at 
https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. 
FAA-2020-0973.

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-
0973; 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 NPRM, 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: Shahram Daneshmandi, Aerospace 
Engineer, Large Aircraft Section, International Validation Branch, FAA, 
2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone and fax 206-231-
3220; email Shahram. [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comments Invited

    The FAA invites you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this proposal. Send your comments to an address listed 
under ADDRESSES. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2020-0973; Project Identifier 
MCAI-2020-01113-T'' at the beginning of your comments. The most helpful 
comments reference a specific portion of the proposal, explain the 
reason for any recommended change, and include supporting data. The FAA 
will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend 
the proposal because of those comments.
    Except for Confidential Business Information (CBI) as described in 
the following paragraph, and other information as described in 14 CFR 
11.35, the FAA will post all comments we receive, without change, to 
https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you 
provide. The agency will also post a report summarizing each 
substantive verbal contact we receive about this proposed AD.

Confidential Business Information

    CBI is commercial or financial information that is both customarily 
and actually treated as private by its owner. Under the Freedom of 
Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. 552), CBI is exempt from public 
disclosure. If your comments responsive to this NPRM contain commercial 
or financial information that is customarily treated as private, that 
you actually treat as private, and that is relevant or responsive to 
this NPRM, it is important that you clearly designate the submitted 
comments as CBI. Please mark each page of your submission containing 
CBI as ``PROPIN.'' The FAA will treat such marked submissions as 
confidential under the FOIA, and they will not be placed in the public 
docket of this NPRM. Submissions containing CBI should be sent to 
Shahram Daneshmandi, Aerospace Engineer, Large Aircraft Section, 
International Validation Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, 
WA 98198; telephone and fax 206-231-3220; email Shahram. 
[email protected]. Any commentary that the FAA receives which is not 
specifically designated as CBI will be placed in the public docket for 
this rulemaking.

Discussion

    The FAA issued AD 2018-20-14, Amendment 39-19448 (83 FR 52123, 
October 16, 2018) (AD 2018-20-14), for certain ATR--GIE Avions de 
Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR42-500 airplanes. AD 2018-20-14 
requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, 
to incorporate new and/or more restrictive maintenance requirements and 
airworthiness limitations. The FAA issued AD 2018-20-14 to address 
reduced structural integrity of the airplane. AD 2018-20-14 specifies 
that accomplishing the revision required by paragraph (g) of that AD 
terminates all requirements of AD 2000-23-04 R1, Amendment 39-12174 (66 
FR 19381, April 16, 2001) (AD 2000-23-04 R1), and all requirements of 
AD 2008-04-19 R1, Amendment 39-16069 (74 FR 56713, November 3, 2009) 
(AD 2008-04-19 R1), and AD 2015-26-09, Amendment 39-18357 (81 FR 1483, 
January 13, 2016) (AD 2015-26-09), for ATR--GIE Avions de Transport 
R[eacute]gional Model ATR42-500 airplanes only.

Actions Since AD 2018-20-14 Was Issued

    Since the FAA issued AD 2018-20-14, the FAA has determined that new 
or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This 
proposed AD would supersede both AD 2000-23-04 R1 and AD 2018-20-14 
because the actions required by AD 2000-23-04 R1 have already been 
terminated by AD 2018-20-14.
    The EASA, which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the 
European Union, has issued EASA AD 2020-0136, dated June 18, 2020 (EASA 
AD 2020-0136) (also referred to as the Mandatory Continuing 
Airworthiness Information, or ``the MCAI''), to correct an unsafe 
condition for all Model ATR 42-400 and ATR 42-500 airplane. Model ATR 
42-400 airplanes are not certificated by the FAA and are not included 
on the U.S. type certificate data sheet; this AD therefore does not 
include those airplanes in the applicability. Airplanes with an 
original airworthiness certificate or original export certificate of 
airworthiness issued after April 24, 2020 must comply with the 
airworthiness limitations specified as part of the approved type design 
and referenced on the type certificate data sheet; this AD therefore 
does not include those airplanes in the applicability.
    This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that new or more 
restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. The FAA is 
proposing this AD to address reduced structural integrity of the 
airplane. See the MCAI for additional background information.

Related IBR Material Under 1 CFR part 51

    EASA AD 2020-0136 describes new or more restrictive airworthiness 
limitations for airplane structures and safe life limits.
    This AD would also require the following service information, which 
the Director of the Federal Register approved for incorporation by 
reference as of November 20, 2018 (83 FR 52123, October 16, 2018).
     ATR ATR42-400/-500, Time Limits Document (TL), Revision 
11, dated May 5, 2015.
     ATR ATR42-400/-500 Time Limits Temporary Revision TR01/17, 
dated May 3, 2017,
    This material 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.

FAA's Determination and Requirements of This Proposed AD

    This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another 
country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant 
to the FAA's bilateral agreement with the State of Design Authority, 
the FAA has been

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notified of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service 
information referenced above. The FAA is proposing this AD because the 
FAA has evaluated all pertinent information and determined an unsafe 
condition exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of 
the same type design.

Proposed AD Requirements

    This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2018-20-14. 
This proposed AD would also require revising the existing maintenance 
or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more 
restrictive airworthiness limitations, which are specified in EASA AD 
2020-0136 described previously, as incorporated by reference. Any 
differences with EASA AD 2020-0136 are identified as exceptions in the 
regulatory text of this AD.
    This proposed AD would require revisions to certain operator 
maintenance documents to include new actions (e.g., inspections) and 
Critical Design Configuration Control Limitations (CDCCLs). Compliance 
with these actions and CDCCLs is required by 14 CFR 91.403(c). For 
airplanes that have been previously modified, altered, or repaired in 
the areas addressed by this proposed AD, the operator may not be able 
to accomplish the actions described in the revisions. In this 
situation, to comply with 14 CFR 91.403(c), the operator must request 
approval for an alternative method of compliance according to paragraph 
(n)(1) of this proposed AD.

Explanation of Required Compliance Information

    In the FAA's ongoing efforts to improve the efficiency of the AD 
process, the FAA initially worked with Airbus and EASA to develop a 
process to use certain EASA ADs as the primary source of information 
for compliance with requirements for corresponding FAA ADs. The FAA has 
since coordinated with other manufacturers and civil aviation 
authorities (CAAs) to use this process. As a result, EASA AD 2020-0136 
will be incorporated by reference in the FAA final rule. This proposed 
AD would, therefore, require compliance with EASA AD 2020-0136 in its 
entirety, through that incorporation, except for any differences 
identified as exceptions in the regulatory text of this proposed AD. 
Using common terms that are the same as the heading of a particular 
section in the EASA AD does not mean that operators need comply only 
with that section. For example, where the AD requirement refers to 
``all required actions and compliance times,'' compliance with this AD 
requirement is not limited to the section titled ``Required Action(s) 
and Compliance Time(s)'' in the EASA AD.
    Service information specified in EASA AD 2020-0136 that is required 
for compliance with EASA AD 2020-0136 will be available on the internet 
at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. 
FAA-2020-0973 after the FAA final rule is published.

Airworthiness Limitation ADs Using the New Process

    The FAA's process of incorporating by reference MCAI ADs as the 
primary source of information for compliance with corresponding FAA ADs 
has been limited to certain MCAI ADs (primarily those with service 
bulletins as the primary source of information for accomplishing the 
actions required by the FAA AD). However, the FAA is now expanding the 
process to include MCAI ADs that require a change to airworthiness 
limitation documents, such as airworthiness limitation sections.
    For these ADs that incorporate by reference an MCAI AD that changes 
airworthiness limitations, the FAA requirements are unchanged. 
Operators must revise the existing maintenance or inspection program, 
as applicable, to incorporate the information specified in the new 
airworthiness limitation document. The airworthiness limitations must 
be followed according to 14 CFR 91.403(c) and 91.409(e).

Costs of Compliance

    The FAA estimates that this proposed AD affects 9 airplanes of U.S. 
registry. The FAA estimates the following costs to comply with this 
proposed AD:
    The FAA estimates the total cost per operator for the retained 
actions from AD 2018-20-14 to be $7,650 (90 work-hours x $85 per work-
hour).
    The FAA has determined that revising the existing maintenance or 
inspection program takes an average of 90 work-hours per operator, 
although the agency recognizes that this number may vary from operator 
to operator. In the past, the agency 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.
    The FAA estimates the total cost per operator for the new proposed 
actions to be $7,650 (90 work-hours x $85 per work-hour).

Authority for This Rulemaking

    Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA's authority to 
issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the 
authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII: Aviation Programs, 
describes in more detail the scope of the Agency's authority.
    The FAA is issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in 
Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: General requirements. 
Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight 
of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for 
practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary 
for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that 
authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to 
exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action.

Regulatory Findings

    The FAA determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism 
implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would 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 this proposed 
regulation:
    (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.

The Proposed Amendment

    Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the 
Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 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.

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Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

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2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by:
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a. Removing Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2000-23-04 R1, Amendment 39-
12174 (66 FR 19381, April 16, 2001); and AD 2018-20-14, Amendment 39-
19448 (83 FR 52123, October 16, 2018); and
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b. Adding the following new AD:

ATR--GIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional: Docket No. FAA-2020-
0973; Project Identifier MCAI-2020-01113-T.

(a) Comments Due Date

    The FAA must receive comments by December 14, 2020.

(b) Affected ADs

    (1) This AD replaces AD 2000-23-04 R1, Amendment 39-12174 (66 FR 
19381, April 16, 2001) (AD 2000-23-04 R1); and AD 2018-20-14, 
Amendment 39-19448 (83 FR 52123, October 16, 2018) (AD 2018-20-14).
    (2) This AD affects AD 2008-04-19 R1, Amendment 39-16069 (74 FR 
56713, November 3, 2009) (AD 2008-04-19 R1); and AD 2015-26-09, 
Amendment 39-18357 (81 FR 1483, January 13, 2016) (AD 2015-26-09).

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to ATR--GIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional 
Model ATR42-500 airplanes, certificated in any category, with an 
original airworthiness certificate or original export certificate of 
airworthiness dated on or before April 24, 2020.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 05, Time Limits/
Maintenance Checks.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by a determination that new or more 
restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. The FAA is 
issuing this AD to prevent reduced structural integrity of the 
airplane.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Retained Maintenance or Inspection Program Revision, With No 
Changes

    This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (g) of AD 
2018-20-14, with no changes. For airplanes with an original 
airworthiness certificate or original export certificate of 
airworthiness dated on or before May 3, 2017: Within 90 days after 
November 20, 2018 (the effective date of AD 2018-20-14), revise the 
maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate the 
information specified in ATR ATR42-400/-500, Time Limits Document 
(TL), Revision 11, dated May 5, 2015; and ATR ATR42-400/-500 Time 
Limits Temporary Revision TR01/17, dated May 3, 2017. The initial 
compliance time for accomplishing the tasks is at the applicable 
times specified in ATR ATR42-400/-500, Time Limits Document (TL), 
Revision 11, dated May 5, 2015; and ATR ATR42-400/-500 Time Limits 
Temporary Revision TR01/17, dated May 3, 2017; or within 90 days 
after the November 20, 2018; whichever occurs later, except for 
those certification maintenance requirements (CMRs) tasks identified 
in figure 1 to paragraphs (g) and (h) of this AD.

     Figure 1 to Paragraphs (g) and (h)--Grace Period for CMR tasks
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CMR/Maintenance Significant Item (MSI)
                 task                            Compliance time
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213100-2A.............................  Within 550 flight hours or 90
213100-2B.............................   days, whichever occurs first,
213100-3A.............................   after November 20, 2018 (the
213100-3B.............................   effective date of AD 2018-20-
                                         14).
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(h) Retained Initial Compliance Times for Certain CMR Tasks, With No 
Changes

    This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (h) of AD 
2018-20-14, with no changes. For the CMR tasks listed in figure 1 to 
paragraphs (g) and (h) of this AD, the initial compliance time for 
accomplishing the tasks is at the applicable time specified in ATR 
ATR42-400/-500 Time Limits Temporary Revision TR01/17, dated May 3, 
2017; or within the compliance time specified in figure 1 to 
paragraphs (g) and (h) of this AD; whichever occurs later.

(i) Retained Restrictions on Alternative Actions, Intervals, and 
Critical Design Configuration Control Limitations, With a New 
Exception.

    This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (i) of AD 
2018-20-14, with a new exception. Except as required by paragraph 
(l) of this AD, after the maintenance or inspection program, as 
applicable, has been revised as required by paragraph (g) of this 
AD, no alternative actions (e.g., inspections), intervals, and/or 
CDCCLs may be used unless the actions, intervals, and/or CDCCLs are 
approved as an alternative method of compliance (AMOC) in accordance 
with the procedures specified in paragraph (n)(1) of this AD.

(j) New Maintenance or Inspection Program Revision

    Except as specified in paragraph (k) of this AD: Comply with all 
required actions and compliance times specified in, and in 
accordance with, European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 
2020-0136, dated June 18, 2020 (EASA AD 2020-0136). Accomplishing 
the maintenance or inspection program revision required by this 
paragraph terminates the requirements of paragraph (g) of this AD.

(k) Exceptions to EASA AD 2020-0136

    (1) The requirements specified in paragraphs (1) and (2) of EASA 
AD 2020-0136 do not apply to this AD.
    (2) Paragraph (3) of EASA AD 2020-0136 specifies revising ``the 
approved AMP'' within 12 months after its effective date, but this 
AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, 
as applicable, to incorporate the ``limitations, tasks and 
associated thresholds and intervals'' specified in paragraph (3) of 
EASA AD 2020-0136 within 90 days after the effective date of this 
AD.
    (3) The initial compliance time for doing the tasks specified in 
paragraph (3) of EASA AD 2020-0136 is at the applicable ``associated 
thresholds'' specified in paragraph (3) of EASA AD 2020-0136, or 
within 90 days after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs 
later.
    (4) The provisions specified in paragraphs (4) and (5) of EASA 
AD 2020-0136 do not apply to this AD.
    (5) The ``Remarks'' section of EASA AD 2020-0136 does not apply 
to this AD.

(l) New Provisions for Alternative Actions, Intervals, and CDCCLs

    After the maintenance or inspection program has been revised as 
required by paragraph (j) of this AD, no alternative actions (e.g., 
inspections), intervals, and CDCCLs are allowed unless they are 
approved as specified in the provisions of the ``Ref. Publications'' 
section of EASA AD 2020-0136.

(m) Terminating Action for Other ADs

    Accomplishing the actions required by paragraph (g) or (j) of 
this AD terminates all requirements of the ADs specified in 
paragraphs (m)(1) and (2) of this AD for ATR--GIE Avions de 
Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR42-500 airplanes only.
    (1) AD 2008-04-19 R1.
    (2) AD 2015-26-09.

(n) Other FAA AD Provisions

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, 
Large Aircraft Section, International Validation 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 Large Aircraft Section, International Validation 
Branch, send it to the attention of the person identified in 
paragraph (o)(2) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: [email protected].
    (i) 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.
    (ii) AMOCs approved previously for AD 2018-20-14 are approved as 
AMOCs for the corresponding provisions of EASA AD 2020-0136 that are 
required by paragraph (g) of this AD.
    (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, Large Aircraft 
Section, International Validation Branch, FAA; or EASA; or ATR-GIE 
Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional's EASA Design Organization 
Approval (DOA). If approved by the DOA, the approval must include 
the DOA-authorized signature.

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(o) Related Information

    (1) For information about EASA AD 2020-0136, contact the EASA, 
Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 3, 50668 Cologne, Germany; telephone +49 221 
8999 000; email [email protected]; internet www.easa.europa.eu. You 
may find this EASA AD on the EASA website at https://ad.easa.europa.eu. You may view this material at the FAA, 
Airworthiness Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 2200 
South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability 
of this material at the FAA, call 206-231-3195. This material may be 
found in the AD docket on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-
2020-0973.
    (2) For more information about this AD, contact Shahram 
Daneshmandi, Aerospace Engineer, Large Aircraft Section, 
International Validation Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des 
Moines, WA 98198; telephone and fax 206 231 3220; email 
Shahram.[email protected].

    Issued on October 23, 2020.
Lance T. Gant,
Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
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