Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes, 18883-18887 [2021-07536]

Download as PDF 18883 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 86, No. 68 Monday, April 12, 2021 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0268; Project Identifier MCAI–2020–01382–T; Amendment 39–21505; AD 2021–08–11] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD–700–1A10 and BD–700–1A11 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of one or both roll control input modules (RCIMs) being incorrectly installed. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate certain aircraft maintenance manual (AMM) tasks. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD becomes effective April 27, 2021. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of April 27, 2021. The FAA must receive comments on this AD by May 27, 2021. 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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:01 Apr 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 • Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this final rule, contact Bombardier, Inc., 400 Coˆte-Vertu Road West, Dorval, Que´bec H4S 1Y9, Canada; telephone 514–855–5000; fax 514–855–7401; email ac.yul@aero.bombardier.com; internet https://www.bombardier.com. You may view this referenced service information 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 at https:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2021– 0268. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2021–0268; or in person at the Docket Operations office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Operations office is listed above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Darren Gassetto, Aerospace Engineer, Mechanical Systems and Administrative Services Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7323; fax 516–794–5531; email 9-avs-nyaco-cos@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation authority for Canada, has issued TCCA AD CF– 2020–35, dated October 7, 2020 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or the MCAI), to correct an unsafe condition for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD–700–1A10 and BD–700– 1A11 airplanes. You may examine the MCAI at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2021–0268. This AD was prompted by reports of one or both RCIMs being incorrectly installed. An investigation determined that it is physically possible for an PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 RCIM to be installed and zeroed at 180 degrees from its intended orientation. One in-service report involved a nearaccident with damage incurred on the airplane at landing. The FAA is issuing this AD to prevent incorrect installation of one or both RCIMs, which results in a misrigging condition, causing the multi-function spoilers to deploy opposite to the roll command, and could lead to loss of control of the airplane. See the MCAI for additional background information. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 Bombardier has issued the following service information. This service information describes procedures for properly installing and maintaining the RCIMs. These documents are distinct since they apply to different airplane configurations. • Tasks 27–11–13–400–801, ‘‘Installation of the Roll Control InputModule’’ (including Figure 401, ‘‘Roll Control Input-Module—Removal/ Installation’’), 27–11–13–720–801, ‘‘Functional Test of the Roll Control Input-Module,’’ and 27–11–13–820–801, ‘‘Adjustment of the Roll Control InputModule,’’ of Subject 27–11–13, ‘‘Roll Control Input-Module,’’ of Chapter 27, ‘‘Flight Controls,’’ in Part II of the Bombardier Global Express Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. BD–700 AMM, Revision 89, dated February 22, 2021. (For obtaining the tasks for Bombardier Global Express Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. BD–700 AMM, use Document Identification No. GL 700 AMM.) • Tasks 27–11–13–400–801, ‘‘Installation of the Roll Control InputModule’’ (including Figure 401, ‘‘Roll Control Input-Module—Removal/ Installation’’), 27–11–13–720–801, ‘‘Functional Test of the Roll Control Input-Module,’’ and 27–11–13–820–801, ‘‘Adjustment of the Roll Control InputModule,’’ of Subject 27–11–13, ‘‘Roll Control Input-Module,’’ of Chapter 27, ‘‘Flight Controls,’’ in Part II of the Bombardier Global 5000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. BD–700 AMM, Revision 70, dated February 22, 2021. (For obtaining the tasks for Bombardier Global 5000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. BD–700 AMM, use E:\FR\FM\12APR1.SGM 12APR1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES 18884 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 68 / Monday, April 12, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Document Identification No. GL 5000 AMM.) • Tasks 27–11–13–400–801, ‘‘Installation of the Roll Control InputModule’’ (including Figure 401, ‘‘Roll Control Input-Module—Removal/ Installation’’), 27–11–13–720–801, ‘‘Functional Test of the Roll Control Input-Module,’’ and 27–11–13–820–801, ‘‘Adjustment of the Roll Control InputModule,’’ of Subject 27–11–13, ‘‘Roll Control Input-Module,’’ of Chapter 27, ‘‘Flight Controls,’’ in Part II of the Bombardier Global 5000 Featuring Global Vision Flight Deck Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. GL 5000 GVFD AMM, Revision 37, dated February 22, 2021. • Tasks 27–11–13–400–801, ‘‘Installation of the Roll Control InputModule’’ (including Figure 401, ‘‘Roll Control Input-Module—Removal/ Installation’’), 27–11–13–720–801, ‘‘Functional Test of the Roll Control Input-Module,’’ and 27–11–13–820–801, ‘‘Adjustment of the Roll Control InputModule,’’ of Subject 27–11–13, ‘‘Roll Control Input-Module,’’ of Chapter 27, ‘‘Flight Controls,’’ in Part II of the Global 5500 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. GL 5500 AMM, Revision 6, dated February 22, 2021. • Tasks 27–11–13–400–801, ‘‘Installation of the Roll Control InputModule’’ (including Figure 401, ‘‘Roll Control Input-Module—Removal/ Installation’’), 27–11–13–720–801, ‘‘Functional Test of the Roll Control Input-Module,’’ and 27–11–13–820–801, ‘‘Adjustment of the Roll Control InputModule,’’ of Subject 27–11–13, ‘‘Roll Control Input-Module,’’ of Chapter 27, ‘‘Flight Controls,’’ in Part II of the Bombardier Global 6000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. GL 6000 AMM, Revision 38, dated February 22, 2021. • Tasks 27–11–13–400–801, ‘‘Installation of the Roll Control InputModule’’ (including Figure 401, ‘‘Roll Control Input-Module—Removal/ Installation’’), 27–11–13–720–801, ‘‘Functional Test of the Roll Control Input-Module,’’ and 27–11–13–820–801, ‘‘Adjustment of the Roll Control InputModule,’’ of Subject 27–11–13, ‘‘Roll Control Input-Module,’’ of Chapter 27, ‘‘Flight Controls,’’ in Part II of the Bombardier Global 6500 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. GL 6500 AMM, Revision 7, dated February 22, 2021. • Tasks 27–11–13–400–801, ‘‘Installation of the Roll Control InputModule’’ (including Figure 401, ‘‘Roll Control Input-Module—Removal/ Installation’’), 27–11–13–720–801, ‘‘Functional Test of the Roll Control Input-Module,’’ and 27–11–13–820–801, ‘‘Adjustment of the Roll Control Input- VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:01 Apr 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 Module,’’ of Subject 27–11–13, ‘‘Roll Control Input-Module,’’ of Chapter 27, ‘‘Flight Controls,’’ in Part II of the Bombardier Global Express XRS Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. BD–700 XRS AMM, Revision 67, dated February 22, 2021. (For obtaining the tasks for Bombardier Global Express XRS Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. BD–700 XRS AMM, use Document Identification No. GL XRS AMM.) This service information is reasonably available because the interested parties have access to it through their normal course of business or by the means identified in the ADDRESSES section. FAA’s Determination 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 notified of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service information referenced above. The FAA is issuing this AD because the FAA evaluated all pertinent information and determined the unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same type design. Requirements of This AD This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate certain AMM tasks. Justification for Immediate Adoption and Determination of the Effective Date Section 553(b)(3)(B) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 551 et seq.) authorizes agencies to dispense with notice and comment procedures for rules when the agency, for ‘‘good cause,’’ finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Under this section, an agency, upon finding good cause, may issue a final rule without providing notice and seeking comment prior to issuance. Further, section 553(d) of the APA authorizes agencies to make rules effective in less than thirty days, upon a finding of good cause. An unsafe condition exists that requires the immediate adoption of this AD without providing an opportunity for public comments prior to adoption. The FAA has found that the risk to the flying public justifies forgoing notice and comment prior to adoption of this rule because incorrect installation of one or both RCIMs results in a misrigging condition, causing the multifunction spoilers to deploy opposite to the roll command, and could lead to PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 loss of control of the airplane. Accordingly, notice and opportunity for prior public comment are impracticable and contrary to the public interest pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B). In addition, the FAA finds that good cause exists pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d) for making this amendment effective in less than 30 days, for the same reasons the FAA found good cause to forgo notice and comment. Comments Invited The FAA invites you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this AD. Send your comments to an address listed under ADDRESSES. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA– 2021–0268; Project Identifier MCAI– 2020–01382–T’’ at the beginning of your comments. The most helpful comments reference a specific portion of the final rule, 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 this final rule 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 received, 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 received about this final rule. 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 AD 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 AD, 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 AD. Submissions containing CBI should be sent to Darren Gassetto, Aerospace Engineer, Mechanical Systems and Administrative Services Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516– 228–7323; fax 516–794–5531; email E:\FR\FM\12APR1.SGM 12APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 68 / Monday, April 12, 2021 / Rules and Regulations commentary that the FAA receives which is not specifically designated as CBI will be placed in the public docket for this rulemaking. Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) The requirements of the RFA do not apply when an agency finds good cause pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553 to adopt a rule without prior notice and comment. Because the FAA has determined that it has good cause to adopt this rule without notice and comment, RFA analysis is not required. Costs of Compliance The FAA estimates that this AD affects 397 airplanes of U.S. registry. The FAA estimates the following costs to comply with this AD: The FAA has determined that revising the 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. Since operators incorporate maintenance or inspection program changes for their affected fleet(s), the FAA has determined that a per-operator estimate is more accurate than a per-airplane estimate. Therefore, the agency estimates the average total cost per operator to be $7,650 (90 work-hours × $85 per work-hour). khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES 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 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:01 Apr 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 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, and (2) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive: ■ 2021–08–11 Bombardier, Inc.: Amendment 39–21505; Docket No. FAA–2021–0268; Project Identifier MCAI–2020–01382–T. (a) Effective Date This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective April 27, 2021. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Bombardier, Inc., Model BD–700–1A10 and BD–700–1A11 airplanes, certificated in any category, having serial numbers 9002 through 9998 inclusive, 60005 through 60007 inclusive, 60013, and 60015 through 60019 inclusive. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 27, Flight controls. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by reports of one or both roll control input modules (RCIMs) being incorrectly installed. The FAA is issuing this AD to address incorrect installation of one or both RCIMs, which results in a misrigging condition, causing the multi-function spoilers to deploy opposite to the roll command, and could lead to loss of control of the airplane. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 18885 (g) Maintenance or Inspection Program Revision Within 10 days after the effective date of this AD, revise the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate the information in Tasks 27–11– 13–400–801, ‘‘Installation of the Roll Control Input-Module’’ (including Figure 401, ‘‘Roll Control Input-Module—Removal/ Installation’’), 27–11–13–720–801, ‘‘Functional Test of the Roll Control InputModule,’’ and 27–11–13–820–801, ‘‘Adjustment of the Roll Control InputModule,’’ of Subject 27–11–13, ‘‘Roll Control Input-Module,’’ of Chapter 27, ‘‘Flight Controls,’’ in Part II of the applicable document specified in paragraphs (g)(1) through (7) of this AD. (1) Bombardier Global Express Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. BD– 700 AMM, Revision 89, dated February 22, 2021. Note 1 to paragraph (g)(1): For obtaining the tasks for Bombardier Global Express Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. BD–700 AMM, use Document Identification No. GL 700 AMM. (2) Bombardier Global 5000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. BD– 700 AMM, Revision 70, dated February 22, 2021. Note 2 to paragraph (g)(2): For obtaining the tasks for Bombardier Global 5000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. BD– 700 AMM, use Document Identification No. GL 5000 AMM. (3) Bombardier Global 5000 Featuring Global Vision Flight Deck Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. GL 5000 GVFD AMM, Revision 37, dated February 22, 2021. (4) Bombardier Global 5500 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. GL 5500 AMM, Revision 6, dated February 22, 2021. (5) Bombardier Global 6000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. GL 6000 AMM, Revision 38, dated February 22, 2021. (6) Bombardier Global 6500 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. GL 6500 AMM, Revision 7, dated February 22, 2021. (7) Bombardier Global Express XRS Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. BD–700 XRS AMM, Revision 67, dated February 22, 2021. Note 3 to paragraph (g)(7): For obtaining the tasks for Bombardier Global Express XRS Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. BD–700 XRS AMM, use Document Identification No. GL XRS AMM. (h) Maintenance Prohibition As of the effective date of this AD, no person may perform maintenance on any RCIM using a version of Task 27–11–13–400– 801, ‘‘Installation of the Roll Control InputModule’’ (including Figure 401, ‘‘Roll Control Input-Module—Removal/ Installation’’), 27–11–13–720–801, ‘‘Function Test of the Roll Control Input-Module,’’ or 27–11–13–820–801, ‘‘Adjustment of the Roll Control Input-Module,’’ dated before February 21, 2020. E:\FR\FM\12APR1.SGM 12APR1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES 18886 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 68 / Monday, April 12, 2021 / Rules and Regulations (i) Credit for Previous Actions This paragraph provides credit for the actions required by paragraph (g) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Tasks 27–11– 13–400–801, ‘‘Installation of the Roll Control Input-Module,’’ 27–11–13–720–801, ‘‘Functional Test of the Roll Control InputModule,’’ and 27–11–13–820–801, ‘‘Adjustment of the Roll Control InputModule,’’ of Subject 27–11–13, ‘‘Roll Control Input-Module,’’ of Chapter 27, ‘‘Flight Controls,’’ in Part II of the applicable service information specified in paragraphs (i)(1) through (30) of this AD. (1) Bombardier Global Express Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. BD– 700 AMM, Revision 85, dated February 21, 2020. Note 4 to paragraph (i)(1): For obtaining the tasks for Bombardier Global Express Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. BD–700 AMM, use Document Identification No. GL 700 AMM. (2) Bombardier Global Express Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. BD– 700 AMM, Revision 86, dated May 21, 2020. (3) Bombardier Global Express Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. BD– 700 AMM, Revision 87, dated August 17, 2020. (4) Bombardier Global Express Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. BD– 700 AMM, Revision 88, dated November 11, 2020. (5) Bombardier Global 5000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. BD– 700 AMM, Revision 66, dated February 21, 2020. Note 5 to paragraph (i)(5): For obtaining the tasks for Bombardier Global 5000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. BD– 700 AMM, use Document Identification No. GL 5000 AMM. (6) Bombardier Global 5000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. BD– 700 AMM, Revision 67, dated May 21, 2020. (7) Bombardier Global 5000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. BD– 700 AMM, Revision 68, dated August 17, 2020. (8) Bombardier Global 5000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. BD– 700 AMM, Revision 69, dated November 11, 2020. (9) Bombardier Global 5000 Featuring Global Vision Flight Deck Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. GL 5000 GVFD AMM, Revision 33, dated February 21, 2020. (10) Bombardier Global 5000 Featuring Global Vision Flight Deck Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. GL 5000 GVFD AMM, Revision 34, dated May 21, 2020. (11) Bombardier Global 5000 Featuring Global Vision Flight Deck Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. GL 5000 GVFD AMM, Revision 35, dated August 17, 2020. (12) Bombardier Global 5000 Featuring Global Vision Flight Deck Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. GL 5000 GVFD AMM, Revision 36, dated November 11, 2020. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:01 Apr 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 (13) Bombardier Global 5500 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. GL 5500 AMM, Revision 2, dated February 21, 2020. (14) Bombardier Global 5500 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. GL 5500 AMM, Revision 3, dated May 21, 2020. (15) Bombardier Global 5500 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. GL 5500 AMM, Revision 4, dated August 17, 2020. (16) Bombardier Global 5500 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. GL 5500 AMM, Revision 5, dated November 11, 2020. (17) Bombardier Global 6000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. GL 6000 AMM, Revision 33, dated February 21, 2020. (18) Bombardier Global 6000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. GL 6000 AMM, Revision 34, dated May 21, 2020. (19) Bombardier Global 6000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. GL 6000 AMM, Revision 35, dated August 17, 2020. (20) Bombardier Global 6000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. GL 6000 AMM, Revision 36, dated August 26, 2020. (21) Bombardier Global 6000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. GL 6000 AMM, Revision 37, dated November 11, 2020. (22) Bombardier Global 6500 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. GL 6500 AMM, Revision 2, dated February 21, 2020. (23) Bombardier Global 6500 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. GL 6500 AMM, Revision 3, dated May 21, 2020. (24) Bombardier Global 6500 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. GL 6500 AMM, Revision 4, dated August 17, 2020. (25) Bombardier Global 6500 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. GL 6500 AMM, Revision 5, dated August 26, 2020. (26) Bombardier Global 6500 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. GL 6500 AMM, Revision 6, dated November 11, 2020. (27) Bombardier Global Express XRS Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. BD–700 XRS AMM, Revision 63, dated February 21, 2020. Note 6 to paragraph (i)(27): For obtaining the tasks for Bombardier Global Express XRS Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. BD–700 XRS AMM, use Document Identification No. GL XRS AMM. (28) Bombardier Global Express XRS Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. BD–700 XRS AMM, Revision 64, dated May 21, 2020. (29) Bombardier Global Express XRS Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. BD–700 XRS AMM, Revision 65, dated August 17, 2020. (30) Bombardier Global Express XRS Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. BD–700 XRS AMM, Revision 66, dated November 11, 2020. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (j) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New York ACO Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your responsible Flight Standards Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the certification office, send it to ATTN: Program Manager, Continuing Operational Safety, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7300; fax 516–794–5531. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the responsible Flight Standards Office. (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain instructions from a manufacturer, the instructions must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, New York ACO Branch, FAA; or Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA); or Bombardier, Inc.’s TCCA Design Approval Organization (DAO). If approved by the DAO, the approval must include the DAO-authorized signature. (k) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) TCCA AD CF–2020–35, dated October 7, 2020, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket at https:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2021–0268. (2) For more information about this AD, contact Darren Gassetto, Aerospace Engineer, Mechanical Systems and Administrative Services Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228– 7323; fax 516–794–5531; email 9-avs-nyacocos@faa.gov. (3) Service information identified in this AD that is not incorporated by reference is available at the addresses specified in paragraphs (l)(3) and (4) of this AD. (l) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless this AD specifies otherwise. (i) Bombardier Global Express Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Part II, Publication No. BD–700 AMM, Revision 89, dated February 22, 2021, Chapter 27, ‘‘Flight Controls,’’ Subject 27–11–13, ‘‘Roll Control InputModule’’: (A) Task 27–11–13–400–801, ‘‘Installation of the Roll Control Input-Module’’ (including Figure 401, ‘‘Roll Control Input–Module— Removal/Installation’’); (B) Task 27–11–13–720–801, ‘‘Functional Test of the Roll Control Input-Module’’; and (C) Task 27–11–13–820–801, ‘‘Adjustment of the Roll Control Input-Module.’’ E:\FR\FM\12APR1.SGM 12APR1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 68 / Monday, April 12, 2021 / Rules and Regulations (ii) Bombardier Global 5000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Part II, Publication No. BD–700 AMM, Revision 70, dated February 22, 2021, Chapter 27, ‘‘Flight Controls,’’ Subject 27–11–13, ‘‘Roll Control InputModule’’: (A) Task 27–11–13–400–801, ‘‘Installation of the Roll Control Input-Module’’ (including Figure 401, ‘‘Roll Control Input–Module— Removal/Installation’’); (B) Task 27–11–13–720–801, ‘‘Functional Test of the Roll Control Input-Module’’; and (C) Task 27–11–13–820–801, ‘‘Adjustment of the Roll Control Input-Module.’’ (iii) Bombardier Global 5000 Featuring Global Vision Flight Deck Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Part II, Publication No. GL 5000 GVFD AMM, Revision 37, dated February 22, 2021, Chapter 27, ‘‘Flight Controls,’’ Subject 27–11–13, ‘‘Roll Control Input-Module’’: (A) Task 27–11–13–400–801, ‘‘Installation of the Roll Control Input-Module’’ (including Figure 401, ‘‘Roll Control Input-Module— Removal/Installation’’); (B) Task 27–11–13–720–801, ‘‘Functional Test of the Roll Control Input-Module’’; and (C) Task 27–11–13–820–801, ‘‘Adjustment of the Roll Control Input-Module.’’ (iv) Bombardier Global 5500 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Part II, Publication No. GL 5500 AMM, Revision 6, dated February 22, 2021, Chapter 27, ‘‘Flight Controls,’’ Subject 27–11–13, ‘‘Roll Control InputModule’’: (A) Task 27–11–13–400–801, ‘‘Installation of the Roll Control Input-Module’’ (including Figure 401, ‘‘Roll Control Input-Module— Removal/Installation’’); (B) Task 27–11–13–720–801, ‘‘Functional Test of the Roll Control Input-Module’’; and (C) Task 27–11–13–820–801, ‘‘Adjustment of the Roll Control Input-Module.’’ (v) Bombardier Global 6000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Part II, Publication No. GL 6000 AMM, Revision 38, dated February 22, 2021, Chapter 27, ‘‘Flight Controls,’’ Subject 27–11–13, ‘‘Roll Control InputModule’’: (A) Task 27–11–13–400–801, ‘‘Installation of the Roll Control Input-Module’’ (including Figure 401, ‘‘Roll Control Input-Module— Removal/Installation’’); (B) Task 27–11–13–720–801, ‘‘Functional Test of the Roll Control Input-Module’’; and (C) Task 27–11–13–820–801, ‘‘Adjustment of the Roll Control Input-Module.’’ (vi) Bombardier Global 6500 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Part II, Publication No. GL 6500 AMM, Revision 7, dated February 22, 2021, Chapter 27, ‘‘Flight Controls,’’ Subject 27–11–13, ‘‘Roll Control InputModule’’: (A) Task 27–11–13–400–801, ‘‘Installation of the Roll Control Input-Module’’ (including Figure 401, ‘‘Roll Control Input-Module— Removal/Installation’’); (B) Task 27–11–13–720–801, ‘‘Functional Test of the Roll Control Input-Module’’; and (C) Task 27–11–13–820–801, ‘‘Adjustment of the Roll Control Input-Module.’’ (vii) Bombardier Global Express XRS Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Part II, Publication No. BD–700 XRS AMM, Revision 67, dated February 22, 2021, Chapter 27, ‘‘Flight Controls,’’ Subject 27–11–13, ‘‘Roll Control Input-Module’’: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:01 Apr 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 (A) Task 27–11–13–400–801, ‘‘Installation of the Roll Control Input-Module’’ (including Figure 401, ‘‘Roll Control Input-ModuleRemoval/Installation’’); (B) Task 27–11–13–720–801, ‘‘Functional Test of the Roll Control Input-Module’’; and (C) Task 27–11–13–820–801, ‘‘Adjustment of the Roll Control Input-Module.’’ (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Bombardier, Inc., 400 CoˆteVertu Road West, Dorval, Que´bec H4S 1Y9, Canada; telephone 514–855–5000; fax 514– 855–7401; email ac.yul@ aero.bombardier.com; internet https:// www.bombardier.com. Note 7 to paragraph (l)(3): For obtaining the tasks for Bombardier Global Express Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. BD–700 AMM, use Document Identification No. GL 700 AMM. Note 8 to paragraph (l)(3): For obtaining the tasks for Bombardier Global 5000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. BD– 700 AMM, use Document Identification No. GL 5000 AMM. Note 9 to paragraph (l)(3): For obtaining the tasks for Bombardier Global Express XRS Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. BD–700 XRS AMM, use Document Identification No. GL XRS AMM. (4) You may view this service information 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. (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, email fedreg.legal@nara.gov, or go to: https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued on April 2, 2021. Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2021–07536 Filed 4–8–21; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2020–0991; Project Identifier AD–2020–00478–Q; Amendment 39–21509; AD 2021–08–15] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Garmin International GMN–00962 GTS Processor Units Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 18887 Garmin International (Garmin) GMN– 00962 GTS processor units (GTS 825, GTS 855, GTS 8000). This AD was prompted by reports of GTS processor units issuing resolution advisories (RAs) when no risk of collision or loss of separation exists between the airplanes involved. This AD requires updating the software version of the affected GTS Processor units. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective May 17, 2021. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, contact Garmin International, Garmin Aviation Support 1200 E. 151st Street, Olathe, KS 66062; phone: (866) 739–5687; website: https://fly.garmin.com/fly-garmin/ support/. You may view this service information at the FAA, Airworthiness Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 901 Locust St., Kansas City, MO 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (816) 329–4148. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2020–0991; 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: Paul Rau, Aviation Safety Engineer, Wichita ACO Branch, FAA, 1801 Airport Road, Wichita, KS 67209; phone: (316) 946– 4149; fax: (316) 946–4107; email: paul.rau@faa.gov or Wichita-COS@ faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to Garmin GMN–00962 GTS processor units (GTS 825, GTS 855, GTS 8000) with part number 011–02571–0( ) and software version 3.13 or earlier (except version 3.12.1). The NPRM published in the Federal Register on December 14, 2020 (85 FR 80696). The NPRM was prompted by seven reports of false RAs involving aircraft equipped with Garmin GMN–00962 GTS processor configured for traffic collision avoidance system II (TCAS II) E:\FR\FM\12APR1.SGM 12APR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2021-0268; Project Identifier MCAI-2020-01382-T; 
Amendment 39-21505; AD 2021-08-11]
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Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for 
certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes. 
This AD was prompted by reports of one or both roll control input 
modules (RCIMs) being incorrectly installed. This AD requires revising 
the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to 
incorporate certain aircraft maintenance manual (AMM) tasks. The FAA is 
issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: This AD becomes effective April 27, 2021.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of April 27, 
2021.
    The FAA must receive comments on this AD by May 27, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 
11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
     Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    For service information identified in this final rule, contact 
Bombardier, Inc., 400 C[ocirc]te-Vertu Road West, Dorval, Qu[eacute]bec 
H4S 1Y9, Canada; telephone 514-855-5000; fax 514-855-7401; email 
[email protected]; internet https://www.bombardier.com. You 
may view this referenced service information 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 at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2021-
0268.

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket at https://www.regulations.gov by 
searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2021-0268; or in person at 
the Docket Operations office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, any 
comments received, and other information. The street address for the 
Docket Operations office is listed above.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation 
authority for Canada, has issued TCCA AD CF-2020-35, dated October 7, 
2020 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness 
Information, or the MCAI), to correct an unsafe condition for certain 
Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes. You may 
examine the MCAI at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and 
locating Docket No. FAA-2021-0268.
    This AD was prompted by reports of one or both RCIMs being 
incorrectly installed. An investigation determined that it is 
physically possible for an RCIM to be installed and zeroed at 180 
degrees from its intended orientation. One in-service report involved a 
near-accident with damage incurred on the airplane at landing. The FAA 
is issuing this AD to prevent incorrect installation of one or both 
RCIMs, which results in a misrigging condition, causing the multi-
function spoilers to deploy opposite to the roll command, and could 
lead to loss of control of the airplane. See the MCAI for additional 
background information.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    Bombardier has issued the following service information. This 
service information describes procedures for properly installing and 
maintaining the RCIMs. These documents are distinct since they apply to 
different airplane configurations.
     Tasks 27-11-13-400-801, ``Installation of the Roll Control 
Input-Module'' (including Figure 401, ``Roll Control Input-Module--
Removal/Installation''), 27-11-13-720-801, ``Functional Test of the 
Roll Control Input-Module,'' and 27-11-13-820-801, ``Adjustment of the 
Roll Control Input-Module,'' of Subject 27-11-13, ``Roll Control Input-
Module,'' of Chapter 27, ``Flight Controls,'' in Part II of the 
Bombardier Global Express Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. 
BD-700 AMM, Revision 89, dated February 22, 2021. (For obtaining the 
tasks for Bombardier Global Express Aircraft Maintenance Manual, 
Publication No. BD-700 AMM, use Document Identification No. GL 700 
AMM.)
     Tasks 27-11-13-400-801, ``Installation of the Roll Control 
Input-Module'' (including Figure 401, ``Roll Control Input-Module--
Removal/Installation''), 27-11-13-720-801, ``Functional Test of the 
Roll Control Input-Module,'' and 27-11-13-820-801, ``Adjustment of the 
Roll Control Input-Module,'' of Subject 27-11-13, ``Roll Control Input-
Module,'' of Chapter 27, ``Flight Controls,'' in Part II of the 
Bombardier Global 5000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. BD-
700 AMM, Revision 70, dated February 22, 2021. (For obtaining the tasks 
for Bombardier Global 5000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. 
BD-700 AMM, use

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Document Identification No. GL 5000 AMM.)
     Tasks 27-11-13-400-801, ``Installation of the Roll Control 
Input-Module'' (including Figure 401, ``Roll Control Input-Module--
Removal/Installation''), 27-11-13-720-801, ``Functional Test of the 
Roll Control Input-Module,'' and 27-11-13-820-801, ``Adjustment of the 
Roll Control Input-Module,'' of Subject 27-11-13, ``Roll Control Input-
Module,'' of Chapter 27, ``Flight Controls,'' in Part II of the 
Bombardier Global 5000 Featuring Global Vision Flight Deck Aircraft 
Maintenance Manual, Publication No. GL 5000 GVFD AMM, Revision 37, 
dated February 22, 2021.
     Tasks 27-11-13-400-801, ``Installation of the Roll Control 
Input-Module'' (including Figure 401, ``Roll Control Input-Module--
Removal/Installation''), 27-11-13-720-801, ``Functional Test of the 
Roll Control Input-Module,'' and 27-11-13-820-801, ``Adjustment of the 
Roll Control Input-Module,'' of Subject 27-11-13, ``Roll Control Input-
Module,'' of Chapter 27, ``Flight Controls,'' in Part II of the Global 
5500 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. GL 5500 AMM, Revision 
6, dated February 22, 2021.
     Tasks 27-11-13-400-801, ``Installation of the Roll Control 
Input-Module'' (including Figure 401, ``Roll Control Input-Module--
Removal/Installation''), 27-11-13-720-801, ``Functional Test of the 
Roll Control Input-Module,'' and 27-11-13-820-801, ``Adjustment of the 
Roll Control Input-Module,'' of Subject 27-11-13, ``Roll Control Input-
Module,'' of Chapter 27, ``Flight Controls,'' in Part II of the 
Bombardier Global 6000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. GL 
6000 AMM, Revision 38, dated February 22, 2021.
     Tasks 27-11-13-400-801, ``Installation of the Roll Control 
Input-Module'' (including Figure 401, ``Roll Control Input-Module--
Removal/Installation''), 27-11-13-720-801, ``Functional Test of the 
Roll Control Input-Module,'' and 27-11-13-820-801, ``Adjustment of the 
Roll Control Input-Module,'' of Subject 27-11-13, ``Roll Control Input-
Module,'' of Chapter 27, ``Flight Controls,'' in Part II of the 
Bombardier Global 6500 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. GL 
6500 AMM, Revision 7, dated February 22, 2021.
     Tasks 27-11-13-400-801, ``Installation of the Roll Control 
Input-Module'' (including Figure 401, ``Roll Control Input-Module--
Removal/Installation''), 27-11-13-720-801, ``Functional Test of the 
Roll Control Input-Module,'' and 27-11-13-820-801, ``Adjustment of the 
Roll Control Input-Module,'' of Subject 27-11-13, ``Roll Control Input-
Module,'' of Chapter 27, ``Flight Controls,'' in Part II of the 
Bombardier Global Express XRS Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication 
No. BD-700 XRS AMM, Revision 67, dated February 22, 2021. (For 
obtaining the tasks for Bombardier Global Express XRS Aircraft 
Maintenance Manual, Publication No. BD-700 XRS AMM, use Document 
Identification No. GL XRS AMM.)
    This service information is reasonably available because the 
interested parties have access to it through their normal course of 
business or by the means identified in the ADDRESSES section.

FAA's Determination

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

Requirements of This AD

    This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection 
program, as applicable, to incorporate certain AMM tasks.

Justification for Immediate Adoption and Determination of the Effective 
Date

    Section 553(b)(3)(B) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 
U.S.C. 551 et seq.) authorizes agencies to dispense with notice and 
comment procedures for rules when the agency, for ``good cause,'' finds 
that those procedures are ``impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to 
the public interest.'' Under this section, an agency, upon finding good 
cause, may issue a final rule without providing notice and seeking 
comment prior to issuance. Further, section 553(d) of the APA 
authorizes agencies to make rules effective in less than thirty days, 
upon a finding of good cause.
    An unsafe condition exists that requires the immediate adoption of 
this AD without providing an opportunity for public comments prior to 
adoption. The FAA has found that the risk to the flying public 
justifies forgoing notice and comment prior to adoption of this rule 
because incorrect installation of one or both RCIMs results in a 
misrigging condition, causing the multi-function spoilers to deploy 
opposite to the roll command, and could lead to loss of control of the 
airplane. Accordingly, notice and opportunity for prior public comment 
are impracticable and contrary to the public interest pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B).
    In addition, the FAA finds that good cause exists pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 553(d) for making this amendment effective in less than 30 days, 
for the same reasons the FAA found good cause to forgo notice and 
comment.

Comments Invited

    The FAA invites you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this AD. Send your comments to an address listed under 
ADDRESSES. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2021-0268; Project Identifier MCAI-
2020-01382-T'' at the beginning of your comments. The most helpful 
comments reference a specific portion of the final rule, 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 
this final rule 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 received, 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 received about this final rule.

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 AD 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 AD, 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 AD. Submissions containing CBI should be sent to Darren 
Gassetto, Aerospace Engineer, Mechanical Systems and Administrative 
Services Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 
410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516-228-7323; fax 516-794-5531; 
email

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[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.

Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA)

    The requirements of the RFA do not apply when an agency finds good 
cause pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553 to adopt a rule without prior notice and 
comment. Because the FAA has determined that it has good cause to adopt 
this rule without notice and comment, RFA analysis is not required.

Costs of Compliance

    The FAA estimates that this AD affects 397 airplanes of U.S. 
registry. The FAA estimates the following costs to comply with this AD:
    The FAA has determined that revising the 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. 
Since operators incorporate maintenance or inspection program changes 
for their affected fleet(s), the FAA has determined that a per-operator 
estimate is more accurate than a per-airplane estimate. Therefore, the 
agency estimates the average total cost per operator 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 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, and
    (2) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

Adoption of the Amendment

    Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the 
Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows:

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

0
1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows:

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


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

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

2021-08-11 Bombardier, Inc.: Amendment 39-21505; Docket No. FAA-
2021-0268; Project Identifier MCAI-2020-01382-T.

(a) Effective Date

    This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective April 27, 
2021.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-
700-1A11 airplanes, certificated in any category, having serial 
numbers 9002 through 9998 inclusive, 60005 through 60007 inclusive, 
60013, and 60015 through 60019 inclusive.

(d) Subject

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

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by reports of one or both roll control 
input modules (RCIMs) being incorrectly installed. The FAA is 
issuing this AD to address incorrect installation of one or both 
RCIMs, which results in a misrigging condition, causing the multi-
function spoilers to deploy opposite to the roll command, and could 
lead to loss of control of the airplane.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Maintenance or Inspection Program Revision

    Within 10 days after the effective date of this AD, revise the 
existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to 
incorporate the information in Tasks 27-11-13-400-801, 
``Installation of the Roll Control Input-Module'' (including Figure 
401, ``Roll Control Input-Module--Removal/Installation''), 27-11-13-
720-801, ``Functional Test of the Roll Control Input-Module,'' and 
27-11-13-820-801, ``Adjustment of the Roll Control Input-Module,'' 
of Subject 27-11-13, ``Roll Control Input-Module,'' of Chapter 27, 
``Flight Controls,'' in Part II of the applicable document specified 
in paragraphs (g)(1) through (7) of this AD.
    (1) Bombardier Global Express Aircraft Maintenance Manual, 
Publication No. BD-700 AMM, Revision 89, dated February 22, 2021.

    Note 1 to paragraph (g)(1):  For obtaining the tasks for 
Bombardier Global Express Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication 
No. BD-700 AMM, use Document Identification No. GL 700 AMM.

    (2) Bombardier Global 5000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, 
Publication No. BD-700 AMM, Revision 70, dated February 22, 2021.

    Note 2 to paragraph (g)(2):  For obtaining the tasks for 
Bombardier Global 5000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. 
BD-700 AMM, use Document Identification No. GL 5000 AMM.

    (3) Bombardier Global 5000 Featuring Global Vision Flight Deck 
Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. GL 5000 GVFD AMM, 
Revision 37, dated February 22, 2021.
    (4) Bombardier Global 5500 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, 
Publication No. GL 5500 AMM, Revision 6, dated February 22, 2021.
    (5) Bombardier Global 6000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, 
Publication No. GL 6000 AMM, Revision 38, dated February 22, 2021.
    (6) Bombardier Global 6500 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, 
Publication No. GL 6500 AMM, Revision 7, dated February 22, 2021.
    (7) Bombardier Global Express XRS Aircraft Maintenance Manual, 
Publication No. BD-700 XRS AMM, Revision 67, dated February 22, 
2021.

    Note 3 to paragraph (g)(7): For obtaining the tasks for 
Bombardier Global Express XRS Aircraft Maintenance Manual, 
Publication No. BD-700 XRS AMM, use Document Identification No. GL 
XRS AMM.

(h) Maintenance Prohibition

    As of the effective date of this AD, no person may perform 
maintenance on any RCIM using a version of Task 27-11-13-400-801, 
``Installation of the Roll Control Input-Module'' (including Figure 
401, ``Roll Control Input-Module--Removal/Installation''), 27-11-13-
720-801, ``Function Test of the Roll Control Input-Module,'' or 27-
11-13-820-801, ``Adjustment of the Roll Control Input-Module,'' 
dated before February 21, 2020.

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(i) Credit for Previous Actions

    This paragraph provides credit for the actions required by 
paragraph (g) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the 
effective date of this AD using Tasks 27-11-13-400-801, 
``Installation of the Roll Control Input-Module,'' 27-11-13-720-801, 
``Functional Test of the Roll Control Input-Module,'' and 27-11-13-
820-801, ``Adjustment of the Roll Control Input-Module,'' of Subject 
27-11-13, ``Roll Control Input-Module,'' of Chapter 27, ``Flight 
Controls,'' in Part II of the applicable service information 
specified in paragraphs (i)(1) through (30) of this AD.
    (1) Bombardier Global Express Aircraft Maintenance Manual, 
Publication No. BD-700 AMM, Revision 85, dated February 21, 2020.

    Note 4 to paragraph (i)(1): For obtaining the tasks for 
Bombardier Global Express Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication 
No. BD-700 AMM, use Document Identification No. GL 700 AMM.

    (2) Bombardier Global Express Aircraft Maintenance Manual, 
Publication No. BD-700 AMM, Revision 86, dated May 21, 2020.
    (3) Bombardier Global Express Aircraft Maintenance Manual, 
Publication No. BD-700 AMM, Revision 87, dated August 17, 2020.
    (4) Bombardier Global Express Aircraft Maintenance Manual, 
Publication No. BD-700 AMM, Revision 88, dated November 11, 2020.
    (5) Bombardier Global 5000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, 
Publication No. BD-700 AMM, Revision 66, dated February 21, 2020.

    Note 5 to paragraph (i)(5): For obtaining the tasks for 
Bombardier Global 5000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. 
BD-700 AMM, use Document Identification No. GL 5000 AMM.

    (6) Bombardier Global 5000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, 
Publication No. BD-700 AMM, Revision 67, dated May 21, 2020.
    (7) Bombardier Global 5000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, 
Publication No. BD-700 AMM, Revision 68, dated August 17, 2020.
    (8) Bombardier Global 5000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, 
Publication No. BD-700 AMM, Revision 69, dated November 11, 2020.
    (9) Bombardier Global 5000 Featuring Global Vision Flight Deck 
Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. GL 5000 GVFD AMM, 
Revision 33, dated February 21, 2020.
    (10) Bombardier Global 5000 Featuring Global Vision Flight Deck 
Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. GL 5000 GVFD AMM, 
Revision 34, dated May 21, 2020.
    (11) Bombardier Global 5000 Featuring Global Vision Flight Deck 
Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. GL 5000 GVFD AMM, 
Revision 35, dated August 17, 2020.
    (12) Bombardier Global 5000 Featuring Global Vision Flight Deck 
Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. GL 5000 GVFD AMM, 
Revision 36, dated November 11, 2020.
    (13) Bombardier Global 5500 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, 
Publication No. GL 5500 AMM, Revision 2, dated February 21, 2020.
    (14) Bombardier Global 5500 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, 
Publication No. GL 5500 AMM, Revision 3, dated May 21, 2020.
    (15) Bombardier Global 5500 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, 
Publication No. GL 5500 AMM, Revision 4, dated August 17, 2020.
    (16) Bombardier Global 5500 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, 
Publication No. GL 5500 AMM, Revision 5, dated November 11, 2020.
    (17) Bombardier Global 6000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, 
Publication No. GL 6000 AMM, Revision 33, dated February 21, 2020.
    (18) Bombardier Global 6000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, 
Publication No. GL 6000 AMM, Revision 34, dated May 21, 2020.
    (19) Bombardier Global 6000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, 
Publication No. GL 6000 AMM, Revision 35, dated August 17, 2020.
    (20) Bombardier Global 6000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, 
Publication No. GL 6000 AMM, Revision 36, dated August 26, 2020.
    (21) Bombardier Global 6000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, 
Publication No. GL 6000 AMM, Revision 37, dated November 11, 2020.
    (22) Bombardier Global 6500 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, 
Publication No. GL 6500 AMM, Revision 2, dated February 21, 2020.
    (23) Bombardier Global 6500 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, 
Publication No. GL 6500 AMM, Revision 3, dated May 21, 2020.
    (24) Bombardier Global 6500 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, 
Publication No. GL 6500 AMM, Revision 4, dated August 17, 2020.
    (25) Bombardier Global 6500 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, 
Publication No. GL 6500 AMM, Revision 5, dated August 26, 2020.
    (26) Bombardier Global 6500 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, 
Publication No. GL 6500 AMM, Revision 6, dated November 11, 2020.
    (27) Bombardier Global Express XRS Aircraft Maintenance Manual, 
Publication No. BD-700 XRS AMM, Revision 63, dated February 21, 
2020.

    Note 6 to paragraph (i)(27): For obtaining the tasks for 
Bombardier Global Express XRS Aircraft Maintenance Manual, 
Publication No. BD-700 XRS AMM, use Document Identification No. GL 
XRS AMM.

    (28) Bombardier Global Express XRS Aircraft Maintenance Manual, 
Publication No. BD-700 XRS AMM, Revision 64, dated May 21, 2020.
    (29) Bombardier Global Express XRS Aircraft Maintenance Manual, 
Publication No. BD-700 XRS AMM, Revision 65, dated August 17, 2020.
    (30) Bombardier Global Express XRS Aircraft Maintenance Manual, 
Publication No. BD-700 XRS AMM, Revision 66, dated November 11, 
2020.

(j) Other FAA AD Provisions

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New 
York ACO Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this 
AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In 
accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your responsible 
Flight Standards Office, as appropriate. If sending information 
directly to the manager of the certification office, send it to 
ATTN: Program Manager, Continuing Operational Safety, FAA, New York 
ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; 
telephone 516-228-7300; fax 516-794-5531. Before using any approved 
AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a 
principal inspector, the manager of the responsible Flight Standards 
Office.
    (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD 
to obtain instructions from a manufacturer, the instructions must be 
accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, New York ACO 
Branch, FAA; or Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA); or 
Bombardier, Inc.'s TCCA Design Approval Organization (DAO). If 
approved by the DAO, the approval must include the DAO-authorized 
signature.

(k) Related Information

    (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information 
(MCAI) TCCA AD CF-2020-35, dated October 7, 2020, for related 
information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-
2021-0268.
    (2) For more information about this AD, contact Darren Gassetto, 
Aerospace Engineer, Mechanical Systems and Administrative Services 
Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, 
Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516-228-7323; fax 516-794-5531; email 
[email protected].
    (3) Service information identified in this AD that is not 
incorporated by reference is available at the addresses specified in 
paragraphs (l)(3) and (4) of this AD.

(l) Material Incorporated by Reference

    (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed 
in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
    (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do 
the actions required by this AD, unless this AD specifies otherwise.
    (i) Bombardier Global Express Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Part 
II, Publication No. BD-700 AMM, Revision 89, dated February 22, 
2021, Chapter 27, ``Flight Controls,'' Subject 27-11-13, ``Roll 
Control Input-Module'':
    (A) Task 27-11-13-400-801, ``Installation of the Roll Control 
Input-Module'' (including Figure 401, ``Roll Control Input-Module--
Removal/Installation'');
    (B) Task 27-11-13-720-801, ``Functional Test of the Roll Control 
Input-Module''; and
    (C) Task 27-11-13-820-801, ``Adjustment of the Roll Control 
Input-Module.''

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    (ii) Bombardier Global 5000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Part 
II, Publication No. BD-700 AMM, Revision 70, dated February 22, 
2021, Chapter 27, ``Flight Controls,'' Subject 27-11-13, ``Roll 
Control Input-Module'':
    (A) Task 27-11-13-400-801, ``Installation of the Roll Control 
Input-Module'' (including Figure 401, ``Roll Control Input-Module--
Removal/Installation'');
    (B) Task 27-11-13-720-801, ``Functional Test of the Roll Control 
Input-Module''; and
    (C) Task 27-11-13-820-801, ``Adjustment of the Roll Control 
Input-Module.''
    (iii) Bombardier Global 5000 Featuring Global Vision Flight Deck 
Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Part II, Publication No. GL 5000 GVFD 
AMM, Revision 37, dated February 22, 2021, Chapter 27, ``Flight 
Controls,'' Subject 27-11-13, ``Roll Control Input-Module'':
    (A) Task 27-11-13-400-801, ``Installation of the Roll Control 
Input-Module'' (including Figure 401, ``Roll Control Input-Module--
Removal/Installation'');
    (B) Task 27-11-13-720-801, ``Functional Test of the Roll Control 
Input-Module''; and
    (C) Task 27-11-13-820-801, ``Adjustment of the Roll Control 
Input-Module.''
    (iv) Bombardier Global 5500 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Part 
II, Publication No. GL 5500 AMM, Revision 6, dated February 22, 
2021, Chapter 27, ``Flight Controls,'' Subject 27-11-13, ``Roll 
Control Input-Module'':
    (A) Task 27-11-13-400-801, ``Installation of the Roll Control 
Input-Module'' (including Figure 401, ``Roll Control Input-Module--
Removal/Installation'');
    (B) Task 27-11-13-720-801, ``Functional Test of the Roll Control 
Input-Module''; and
    (C) Task 27-11-13-820-801, ``Adjustment of the Roll Control 
Input-Module.''
    (v) Bombardier Global 6000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Part II, 
Publication No. GL 6000 AMM, Revision 38, dated February 22, 2021, 
Chapter 27, ``Flight Controls,'' Subject 27-11-13, ``Roll Control 
Input-Module'':
    (A) Task 27-11-13-400-801, ``Installation of the Roll Control 
Input-Module'' (including Figure 401, ``Roll Control Input-Module--
Removal/Installation'');
    (B) Task 27-11-13-720-801, ``Functional Test of the Roll Control 
Input-Module''; and
    (C) Task 27-11-13-820-801, ``Adjustment of the Roll Control 
Input-Module.''
    (vi) Bombardier Global 6500 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Part 
II, Publication No. GL 6500 AMM, Revision 7, dated February 22, 
2021, Chapter 27, ``Flight Controls,'' Subject 27-11-13, ``Roll 
Control Input-Module'':
    (A) Task 27-11-13-400-801, ``Installation of the Roll Control 
Input-Module'' (including Figure 401, ``Roll Control Input-Module--
Removal/Installation'');
    (B) Task 27-11-13-720-801, ``Functional Test of the Roll Control 
Input-Module''; and
    (C) Task 27-11-13-820-801, ``Adjustment of the Roll Control 
Input-Module.''
    (vii) Bombardier Global Express XRS Aircraft Maintenance Manual, 
Part II, Publication No. BD-700 XRS AMM, Revision 67, dated February 
22, 2021, Chapter 27, ``Flight Controls,'' Subject 27-11-13, ``Roll 
Control Input-Module'':
    (A) Task 27-11-13-400-801, ``Installation of the Roll Control 
Input-Module'' (including Figure 401, ``Roll Control Input-Module-
Removal/Installation'');
    (B) Task 27-11-13-720-801, ``Functional Test of the Roll Control 
Input-Module''; and
    (C) Task 27-11-13-820-801, ``Adjustment of the Roll Control 
Input-Module.''
    (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Bombardier, Inc., 400 C[ocirc]te-Vertu Road West, Dorval, 
Qu[eacute]bec H4S 1Y9, Canada; telephone 514-855-5000; fax 514-855-
7401; email [email protected]; internet https://www.bombardier.com.

    Note 7 to paragraph (l)(3): For obtaining the tasks for 
Bombardier Global Express Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication 
No. BD-700 AMM, use Document Identification No. GL 700 AMM.


    Note 8 to paragraph (l)(3): For obtaining the tasks for 
Bombardier Global 5000 Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Publication No. 
BD-700 AMM, use Document Identification No. GL 5000 AMM.


    Note 9 to paragraph (l)(3): For obtaining the tasks for 
Bombardier Global Express XRS Aircraft Maintenance Manual, 
Publication No. BD-700 XRS AMM, use Document Identification No. GL 
XRS AMM.

    (4) You may view this service information 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.
    (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated 
by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration 
(NARA). For information on the availability of this material at 
NARA, email [email protected], or go to: https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

    Issued on April 2, 2021.
Lance T. Gant,
Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-07536 Filed 4-8-21; 11:15 am]
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