Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Model S-76A, S-76B, and S-76C Helicopters Modified by Supplemental Type Certificate SR09211RC, 10504-10505 [2021-01623]

Download as PDF 10504 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 33 / Monday, February 22, 2021 / Proposed Rules 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 ECO Branch, send it to the attention of the person identified in Related Information. You may email your request to: ANE-AD-AMOC@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. (k) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Wego Wang, Aviation Safety Engineer, ECO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: (781) 238–7134; fax: (781) 238–7199; email: wego.wang@faa.gov. (2) Refer to EASA AD 2019–0180, dated July 25, 2019, for more information. You may examine the EASA AD in the AD docket at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating it in Docket No. FAA–2020– 1180. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A., Avenue du 1er Mai, Tarnos, France; phone: +33 (0) 5 59 74 40 00. You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Airworthiness Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (781) 238–7759. Issued on January 22, 2021. Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2021–01780 Filed 2–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [FAA Rules Docket No. 90–CE–35–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Textron Aviation Inc. (Type Certificate previously held by Cessna Aircraft Company) Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal. AGENCY: The FAA is withdrawing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) and supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) that proposed to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 72–14–08 R1 for Cessna Aircraft Company (now Textron Aviation Inc.) Models 310, 320, 401, 402, 411, and 421 airplanes. AD 72–14–08 R1 requires repetitively inspecting the fuel and oil tkelley on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:29 Feb 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 flexible hose lines for leakage or evidence of any damaged or deteriorated hose assembly on the above-referenced airplanes and replacing any discrepant part. Since issuance of the SNPRM, the FAA has not received any reports of fuel and oil flexible hose lines that leak or are damaged and has determined that the repetitive inspections required by AD 72–14–08 R1 address the unsafe condition. Accordingly, the NPRM and SNPRM are withdrawn. DATES: As of February 22, 2021, the proposed rules, which published in the Federal Register on October 23, 1990 (55 FR 42726), and October 22, 1998 (63 FR 56579), are withdrawn. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Janusz, Supervisory Aviation Safety Specialist, Wichita ACO Branch, FAA, 1801 Airport Road, Wichita, Kansas 67209; phone: 316–946–4148; fax: 316– 946–4107; email: jeff.janusz@faa.gov or Wichita-COS@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: repetitive inspections required by AD 72–14–08 R1 address the unsafe condition. Therefore, the FAA determined that further AD action is not warranted and the proposals should be withdrawn. Withdrawal of the NPRM and SNPRM constitutes only such action and does not preclude the agency from issuing future rulemaking on this issue, nor does it commit the agency to any course of action in the future. Discussion ■ The FAA issued an NPRM that proposed to amend part 39 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 39) to supersede AD 72–14–08R1, Amendment 39–4215 (46 FR 45597, September 14, 1981) (AD 72–14–08 R1), which applies to Cessna Aircraft Company Models 310, 320, 401, 402, 411, and 421 series airplanes. The current type certificate holder for these airplanes is Textron Aviation Inc. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on October 23, 1990 (55 FR 42726). The FAA subsequently issued an SNPRM, which published on October 22, 1998 (63 FR 56579). The NPRM and SNPRM proposed to: • Initially retain the requirement of repetitively inspecting the fuel and oil flexible hose lines for leakage or evidence of any damaged or deteriorated hose assembly on all of the affected airplanes, and replacing any discrepant part; and • eventually require, regardless if damage or deterioration was found, replacing the fuel and oil flexible hose assemblies in the engine compartment with an improved design hose assembly as terminating action for the repetitive inspection requirement. For some models, the replacement would have been mandatory and for others it would have been an option instead of continuing the repetitive inspections. Actions Since the SNPRM Was Issued Since issuance of the SNPRM, FAA has not received any reports of fuel and oil flexible hose lines that leak or are damaged and has determined that the PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Regulatory Findings Since this action only withdraws an NPRM and SNPRM, it is neither a proposed nor a final rule and therefore, not covered under Executive Order 12866 or the Regulatory Flexibility Act. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. The Withdrawal Accordingly, the notice of proposed rulemaking, which published in the Federal Register on October 23, 1990 (55 FR 42726), and the supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking, which published in the Federal Register on October 22, 1998 (63 FR 56579), are withdrawn. Issued on January 20, 2021. Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2021–01771 Filed 2–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2011–0099; Product Identifier 2010–SW–085–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Model S–76A, S– 76B, and S–76C Helicopters Modified by Supplemental Type Certificate SR09211RC Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal. AGENCY: The FAA is withdrawing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) that would have applied to all Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) S–76 model helicopters with a certain life raft SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22FEP1.SGM 22FEP1 tkelley on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 33 / Monday, February 22, 2021 / Proposed Rules deployment system (LRDS) installed per Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SR09211RC. The NPRM was prompted by an incident that occurred where the handle bent prior to the life raft deploying, and this prohibited the crew from successfully deploying and using the life raft. It was determined that the handle in this incident was not manufactured to the approved Type Design. The NPRM would have required removing and replacing the pilot or copilot life raft deployment handle (handle) located on the left side of the ‘‘broom closet’’ of the helicopter. Since issuance of the NPRM, the FAA determined that, based on a review of the design approval holder’s records, all of the handles have been replaced. Accordingly, the NPRM is withdrawn. DATES: The FAA is withdrawing the proposed rule published March 1, 2011 (76 FR 11174), as of February 22, 2021. ADDRESSES: The proposed actions were intended to address bending of the handle, which could result in failure of the life raft to deploy. This failure could lead to loss of access to the life raft after an emergency ditching on water. 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–2011– 0099; 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 AD action, any comments received, and other information. The street 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: Jonas Perez, Aviation Safety Engineer, Fort Worth ACO Branch, FAA, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy., Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone 817–222–5145; email Jonas.Perez@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA gave the public the opportunity to comment on the NPRM. The FAA received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of the cost to the public. Discussion The FAA has issued an NPRM that proposed to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to the specified products. The NPRM was published in the Federal Register on March 1, 2011 (76 FR 11174). The NPRM was prompted by an incident that occurred where the handle bent prior to the life raft deploying, and this prohibited the crew from successfully deploying and using the life raft. It was determined that the handle in this incident was not manufactured to the approved Type Design. The NPRM proposed to require removing and replacing the pilot or copilot handle located on the left side of the ‘‘broom closet’’ of the helicopter. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:29 Feb 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 Actions Since the NPRM Was Issued Since issuance of the NPRM, the FAA determined that, based on a review of the design approval holder’s records, all of the handles have been replaced, which addresses the identified unsafe condition. Therefore, the FAA determined that AD action is not appropriate. Withdrawal of the NPRM constitutes only such action and does not preclude the FAA from further rulemaking on this issue, nor does it commit the FAA to any course of action in the future. Comments FAA’s Conclusions Upon further consideration, the FAA determined that the NPRM is unnecessary. Accordingly, the NPRM is withdrawn. Regulatory Findings Since this action only withdraws an NPRM, it is neither a proposed nor a final rule. This action therefore is not covered under Executive Order 12866, the Regulatory Flexibility Act, or DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979). List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. The Withdrawal Accordingly, the notice of proposed rulemaking, Docket No. FAA–2011– 0099, which was published in the Federal Register on March 1, 2011 (76 FR 11174), is withdrawn. ■ Issued on January 20, 2021. Gaetano A. Sciortino, Deputy Director for Strategic Initiatives, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2021–01623 Filed 2–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 10505 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2020–1208; Airspace Docket No. 20–AAL–46] RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Port Alsworth, AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface of the earth at Wilder/Natwick LLC Airport, Port Alsworth, AK. This action would accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) procedures and ensure the safety and management of instrument flight rule (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System. DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 8, 2021. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: 1– 800–647–5527, or (202) 366–9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA– 2020–1208; Airspace Docket No. 20– AAL–46, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at https://www.regulations.gov. FAA Order 7400.11E, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at https://www.faa.gov/air_ traffic/publications/. For further information, you can contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. The Order is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of FAA Order 7400.11E at NARA, email: fedreg.legal@nara.gov, or go to https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Roberts, Federal Aviation Administration, Western Service Center, Operations Support Group, 2200 S. 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone (206) 231–2245. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22FEP1.SGM 22FEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 33 (Monday, February 22, 2021)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 10504-10505]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-01623]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2011-0099; Product Identifier 2010-SW-085-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Model S-
76A, S-76B, and S-76C Helicopters Modified by Supplemental Type 
Certificate SR09211RC

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is withdrawing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) 
that proposed to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) that would 
have applied to all Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) S-76 model 
helicopters with a certain life raft

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deployment system (LRDS) installed per Supplemental Type Certificate 
(STC) SR09211RC. The NPRM was prompted by an incident that occurred 
where the handle bent prior to the life raft deploying, and this 
prohibited the crew from successfully deploying and using the life 
raft. It was determined that the handle in this incident was not 
manufactured to the approved Type Design. The NPRM would have required 
removing and replacing the pilot or co-pilot life raft deployment 
handle (handle) located on the left side of the ``broom closet'' of the 
helicopter. Since issuance of the NPRM, the FAA determined that, based 
on a review of the design approval holder's records, all of the handles 
have been replaced. Accordingly, the NPRM is withdrawn.

DATES: The FAA is withdrawing the proposed rule published March 1, 2011 
(76 FR 11174), as of February 22, 2021.

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-2011-
0099; 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 AD action, any comments received, and other information. The 
street 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: Jonas Perez, Aviation Safety Engineer, 
Fort Worth ACO Branch, FAA, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy., Fort Worth, TX 76177; 
telephone 817-222-5145; email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    The FAA has issued an NPRM that proposed to amend 14 CFR part 39 by 
adding an AD that would apply to the specified products. The NPRM was 
published in the Federal Register on March 1, 2011 (76 FR 11174). The 
NPRM was prompted by an incident that occurred where the handle bent 
prior to the life raft deploying, and this prohibited the crew from 
successfully deploying and using the life raft. It was determined that 
the handle in this incident was not manufactured to the approved Type 
Design.
    The NPRM proposed to require removing and replacing the pilot or 
co-pilot handle located on the left side of the ``broom closet'' of the 
helicopter. The proposed actions were intended to address bending of 
the handle, which could result in failure of the life raft to deploy. 
This failure could lead to loss of access to the life raft after an 
emergency ditching on water.

Actions Since the NPRM Was Issued

    Since issuance of the NPRM, the FAA determined that, based on a 
review of the design approval holder's records, all of the handles have 
been replaced, which addresses the identified unsafe condition. 
Therefore, the FAA determined that AD action is not appropriate.
    Withdrawal of the NPRM constitutes only such action and does not 
preclude the FAA from further rulemaking on this issue, nor does it 
commit the FAA to any course of action in the future.

Comments

    The FAA gave the public the opportunity to comment on the NPRM. The 
FAA received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of the 
cost to the public.

FAA's Conclusions

    Upon further consideration, the FAA determined that the NPRM is 
unnecessary. Accordingly, the NPRM is withdrawn.

Regulatory Findings

    Since this action only withdraws an NPRM, it is neither a proposed 
nor a final rule. This action therefore is not covered under Executive 
Order 12866, the Regulatory Flexibility Act, or DOT Regulatory Policies 
and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979).

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

    Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by 
reference, Safety.

The Withdrawal

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Accordingly, the notice of proposed rulemaking, Docket No. FAA-2011-
0099, which was published in the Federal Register on March 1, 2011 (76 
FR 11174), is withdrawn.

    Issued on January 20, 2021.
Gaetano A. Sciortino,
Deputy Director for Strategic Initiatives, Compliance & Airworthiness 
Division, Aircraft Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-01623 Filed 2-19-21; 8:45 am]
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