Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes, 21923-21927 [2021-08577]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 78 / Monday, April 26, 2021 / Rules and Regulations accordance with, European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2020–0104, dated May 7, 2020 (EASA AD 2020–0104) or EASA AD 2020–0104R1, dated January 28, 2021 (EASA AD 2020–0104R1). (h) Exceptions to EASA ADs 2020–0104 and 2020–0104R1 (1) Where EASA AD 2020–0104 refers to its effective date, this AD requires using the effective date of this AD. (2) Where EASA AD 2020–0104R1 refers to May 21, 2020 ‘‘[the effective date of the original issue of this [EASA] AD],’’ this AD requires using the effective date of this AD. (3) The ‘‘Remarks’’ sections of EASA ADs 2020–0104 and 2020–0104R1 do not apply to this AD. (4) Where procedure step 3.E.(1) of the Accomplishment Instructions of Airbus SAS Service Bulletin A320–35–1096, dated September 18, 2019, specified in EASA ADs 2020–0104 and 2020–0104R1, requires a test of the solenoid valve, this AD allows deviation from that Required for Compliance (RC) action, as specified in Airbus SAS Technical Adaptation 80843604/008/2020, Issue 1, dated November 3, 2020. (i) No Reporting Requirement Although the service information referenced in EASA ADs 2020–0104 and 2020–0104R1 specify to submit certain information to the manufacturer, this AD does not include that requirement. (j) 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 responsible Flight Standards 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 (k) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9-AVS-AIR730-AMOC@faa.gov. 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, Large Aircraft Section, International Validation Branch, FAA; or EASA; or Airbus SAS’s EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA). If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized signature. (3) Required for Compliance (RC): For any service information referenced in EASA ADs 2020–0104 and 2020–0104R1 that contains RC procedures and tests: Except as required by paragraphs (h)(4) and (j)(2) of this AD, if any service information contains procedures or tests that are identified as RC, those procedures and tests must be done to comply with this AD; any procedures or tests that are VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:01 Apr 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 not identified as RC are recommended. Those procedures and tests that are not identified as RC may be deviated from using accepted methods in accordance with the operator’s maintenance or inspection program without obtaining approval of an AMOC, provided the procedures and tests identified as RC can be done and the airplane can be put back in an airworthy condition. Any substitutions or changes to procedures or tests identified as RC require approval of an AMOC. 21923 Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, email fedreg.legal@ nara.gov, or go to: https://www.archives.gov/ federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html. Issued on April 5, 2021. Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2021–08575 Filed 4–23–21; 8:45 am] (k) Related Information For more information about this AD, contact Sanjay Ralhan, Aerospace Engineer, Large Aircraft Section, International Validation Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone and fax 206–231–3223; email Sanjay.Ralhan@ faa.gov. BILLING CODE 4910–13–P (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) European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2020–0104, dated May 7, 2020. (ii) European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2020–0104R1, dated January 28, 2021. (iii) Airbus SAS Technical Adaptation 80843604/008/2020, Issue 1, dated November 3, 2020. Note 1 to paragraph (l)(2)(iii): The issue date of the document is identified only on the last page of the document. (3) For EASA ADs 2020–0104 and 2020– 0104R1, contact the EASA, KonradAdenauer-Ufer 3, 50668 Cologne, Germany; telephone +49 221 8999 000; email ADs@ easa.europa.eu; Internet www.easa.europa.eu. You may find these EASA ADs on the EASA website at https:// ad.easa.europa.eu. Note 2 to paragraph (l)(3): EASA AD 2020– 0104 can be accessed in the zipped file at the bottom of the web page for EASA AD 2020– 0104R1. When EASA posts a revised AD on their website, they watermark the previous AD as ‘‘Revised,’’ alter the file name by adding ‘‘_revised’’ to the end, and move it into a zipped file attached at the bottom of the AD web page. (4) For Airbus SAS service information, contact Airbus SAS, Airworthiness Office— EIAS, Rond-Point Emile Dewoitine No: 2, 31700 Blagnac Cedex, France; telephone +33 5 61 93 36 96; fax +33 5 61 93 44 51; email account.airworth-eas@airbus.com; internet https://www.airbus.com. (5) 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–2020–0851. (6) You may view this material that is incorporated by reference at the National [Docket No. FAA–2020–0845; Product Identifier 2020–NM–102–AD; Amendment 39–21514; AD 2021–09–01] PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A320–271N, A321– 211, and A321–271N airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of missing overhead stowage compartment (OHSC) X-fixation brackets or brackets that were incorrectly installed during assembly. This AD requires a special detailed inspection of the OHSC X-fixation brackets for missing or incorrectly installed brackets, and installation or replacement the OHSC X-fixation brackets if necessary; or modification of each OHSC; as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which will be incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective June 1, 2021. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of June 1, 2021. ADDRESSES: For material incorporated by reference (IBR) in this AD, contact EASA, Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 3, 50668 Cologne, Germany; telephone +49 221 8999 000; 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26APR1.SGM 26APR1 21924 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 78 / Monday, April 26, 2021 / Rules and Regulations 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– 0845. 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– 0845; 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: Sanjay Ralhan, Aerospace Engineer, Large Aircraft Section, International Validation Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone and fax 206–231–3223; email Sanjay.Ralhan@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The EASA, which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA AD 2020–0122, dated May 29, 2020 (EASA AD 2020–0122) (also referred to as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or the MCAI), to correct an unsafe condition for certain Airbus SAS Model A320–271N, A321–211, and A321–271N airplanes. The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to certain Airbus SAS Model A320–271N, A321–211, and A321–271N airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on September 17, 2020 (85 FR 58014). The NPRM was prompted by reports of missing OHSC X-fixation brackets or brackets that were incorrectly installed during assembly. The NPRM proposed to require a special detailed inspection of the OHSC Xfixation brackets for missing or incorrectly installed brackets, and installation or replacement if necessary; or modification of each OHSC, as specified in an EASA AD. The FAA is issuing this AD to address this condition, which could lead to OHSC failure under certain loading conditions, and possibly result in injury to occupants and impede egress during an emergency evacuation. See the MCAI for additional background information. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:01 Apr 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 Comments The FAA gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this final rule. The following presents the comments received on the NPRM and the FAA’s response to each comment. Request To Use a Borescope for the Inspection Requirement Delta Air Lines (DAL) requested that the FAA allow the use of a borescope as an alternative device to the endoscope for the inspection of the OHSC Xfixation brackets as specified in paragraph (1) of EASA AD 2020–0122. DAL stated that Airbus has provided its concurrence in Airbus Technical Request 80838467/006, dated October 15, 2020. The FAA agrees that use of a borescope to do this inspection will provide an adequate level of safety. The FAA has added paragraph (h)(3) to this AD, which allows for the use of a borescope for the inspection of the OHSC X-fixation brackets required in this AD. Request To Disregard the Description of the Bin Assembly in the Referenced Service Information DAL requested that the FAA add an exception to paragraph (h) of the proposed AD to disregard the description of the bin assembly. DAL commented that where paragraph 3.C.1(b) through 3.C.1(ae) of the referenced modification service information specified in paragraph (3) of EASA AD 2020–0122 states to ‘‘replace bin assembly 1F FL EE’’ (and other bin assemblies), the bin assembly description is information only and does not point to a location on the airplane. DAL commented that Airbus has provided its concurrence in Airbus Technical Request 80838467/006, dated October 15, 2020. The FAA agrees that the bin assembly identifier, such as ‘‘1F FL EE,’’ is related to the bin assembly description in the referenced modification service information specified in EASA AD 2020–0122. The bin assembly identifiers are provided for information only. The FAA does not agree with removing these references for the bin assemblies because they describe the part that correlates with the part number. Further, the FAA has verified with Airbus that Airbus tech request 80838467/006, dated October 15, 2020, does not recommend removing the part description. However, the FAA has clarified use of the bin assembly identifiers in paragraph (h)(4) of this AD. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Request for a One-Time Identification of the OHSC DAL requested that the FAA clarify that the OHSC housing must be reidentified only one time although the service information referenced in paragraph (3) of EASA AD 2021–0122 specifies to reidentify the OHSC housing at each bin assembly replacement step. DAL stated that Airbus confirmed in Airbus Technical Request 80838467/006, dated October 15, 2020, that each OHSC housing has more than one bin assembly, so the reidentification step is needed only one time for the OHSC housing, not when each bin assembly is replaced. The FAA agrees with the commenter. The complete OHSC module, which mainly consists of one housing, one or more bins, the light cover, and one or more air outlets, has one part number. Only one identification label is needed for the whole module, and the bins have their own identification labels with their own part numbers. The FAA has revised this AD to add paragraph (h)(5) of this AD to clarify that the OHSC module is a one-time reidentification no matter how many bins have been modified. Request To Disregard a Part Number Not Installed on the Airplane DAL requested that the FAA add an exception to paragraph (h) of the proposed AD explaining that the part number of the COMPARTMENT ASSY may be disregarded if it is not installed on the airplane, as long as the OHSC Xfixation brackets are replaced as specified in paragraph (3) of EASA AD 2020–0122. DAL stated that the part numbers of the COMPARTMENT ASSY can be mismatched due to differences in the airplane applicability; therefore, mismatched part numbers in this step occur when the COMPARTMENT ASSY in the airplane are removed. DAL stated that Airbus has provided its concurrence in Airbus Technical Request 80838467/006, dated October 15, 2020. The FAA disagrees with the commenter’s request. An AD may not require actions on a part or component that is not installed on the airplane. Any COMPARTMENT ASSY installed after the effective date of this AD must be in compliance with the requirements of this AD. The COMPARTMENT ASSY is reidentified using the referenced modification service information specified in EASA AD 2020–0122. When the COMPARTMENT ASSY is reidentified, the referenced modification service information shows the list of the old and new part numbers to address E:\FR\FM\26APR1.SGM 26APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 78 / Monday, April 26, 2021 / Rules and Regulations 2020–0122. The FAA has included the Ref. Task equivalencies in paragraphs (h)(6)(i) through (xvi) of this AD. the re-identified parts. The FAA has not revised this AD in this regard. Request To Include Certain Equivalencies for Certain Tasks DAL requested that the proposed AD include certain equivalencies for the Ref. Tasks identified in the referenced inspection service information specified in EASA AD 2020–0122. DAL stated that the Ref. Task identified in the referenced inspection service information specified in EASA AD 2020–0122 specifies that the actions be accomplished ‘‘in accordance with’’ a specific Ref. Task. DAL stated that Airbus has provided its concurrence in Airbus Technical Request 80838467/ 006, dated October 15, 2020. The FAA agrees to revise this AD to include certain equivalencies for the Ref. Tasks identified in step 3.C.1(c) of the referenced inspection service information specified in EASA AD Conclusion The FAA reviewed the relevant data, considered the comments received, and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting this final rule with the changes described previously and minor editorial changes. The FAA has determined that these minor changes: • Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM for addressing the unsafe condition; and • Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already proposed in the NPRM. The FAA also determined that these changes will not increase the economic burden on any operator or increase the scope of this final rule. 21925 Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 EASA AD 2020–0122 specifies procedures for a special detailed inspection of the OHSC X-fixation brackets for missing or incorrectly installed brackets, and corrective actions (installation or replacement OHSC X-fixation brackets) if necessary; or modification of each OHSC by installing new X-fixation brackets and reidentifying the OHSC housing. 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. Costs of Compliance The FAA estimates that this AD affects 31 airplanes of U.S. registry. The FAA estimates the following costs to comply with this AD: ESTIMATED COSTS FOR REQUIRED ACTIONS Labor cost Parts cost Up to 29 work-hours × $85 per hour = Up to $2,465 .............. Cost per product $0 Cost on U.S. operators Up to $2,465 ........................... Up to $76,415. ESTIMATED COSTS FOR OPTIONAL ACTIONS Labor cost Parts cost Cost per product Up to 36 work-hours × $85 per hour = Up to $3,060. Up to $539,060 ................................................. Up to $542,120. The FAA estimates the following costs to do any necessary on-condition action that would be required based on the results of any required actions. The FAA has no way of determining the number of aircraft that might need this on-condition action: ESTIMATED COSTS OF ON-CONDITION ACTIONS Labor cost Parts cost Cost per product Up to 29 work-hours × $85 per hour = Up to $2,465 ............................................................................................. *$ *$ * The FAA has received no definitive data that would enable us to provide parts cost estimates for the on-condition action specified in this AD. According to the manufacturer, some or all of the costs of this AD may be covered under warranty, thereby reducing the cost impact on affected operators. The FAA does not control warranty coverage for affected operators. As a result, the FAA has included all known costs in our cost estimate. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:01 Apr 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 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. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Regulatory Findings This AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, (2) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and E:\FR\FM\26APR1.SGM 26APR1 21926 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 78 / Monday, April 26, 2021 / Rules and Regulations (3) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 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: ■ 2021–09–01 Airbus SAS: Amendment 39– 21514; Docket No. FAA–2020–0845; Product Identifier 2020–NM–102–AD. (a) Effective Date This airworthiness directive (AD) is effective June 1, 2021. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Airbus SAS Model A320–271N, A321–211 and A321–271N airplanes, certificated in any category, as identified in European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2020–0122, dated May 29, 2020 (EASA AD 2020–0122). (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 25, Equipment/furnishings. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by reports of missing overhead stowage compartment (OHSC) X-fixation brackets or brackets that were incorrectly installed during assembly. The FAA issuing this AD to address this condition, which could lead to OHSC failure under certain loading conditions, and possibly result in injury to occupants and impede egress during an emergency evacuation. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Requirements Except as specified in paragraph (h) of this AD: Comply with all required actions and compliance times specified in, and in accordance with, EASA AD 2020–0122. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:01 Apr 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 (h) Exceptions and Clarifications to EASA AD 2020–0122 (1) Where EASA AD 2020–0122 refers to its effective date, this AD requires using the effective date of this AD. (2) The ‘‘Remarks’’ section of EASA AD 2020–0122 does not apply to this AD. (3) For the inspection of the OHSC Xfixation brackets specified in paragraph (1) of EASA AD 2020–0122, this AD allows the use of the borescope as an alternative method of compliance for the inspection. (4) Paragraphs 3.C.1(b) through 3.C.1(ae) of the referenced modification service information specified in EASA AD 2020– 0122 specifies to ‘‘replace bin assembly [**],’’ where ‘‘**’’ refers to a bin assembly identifier. These identifiers are for information only. (5) Where paragraphs 3.C.1(b) through 3.C.1(ae) of the referenced modification service information specified in EASA AD 2020–0122 references reidentification of the OHSC at every COMPARTMENT ASSY installation, this AD requires a one-time reidentification for the OHSC module no matter how many bins have been modified. (6) Accomplishment of either of the pair of Ref. Tasks identified in each of the paragraphs in (h)(6)(i) through (xvi) of this AD is acceptable for compliance with the applicable action of the Ref. Tasks identified in step 3.C.1(c) of the referenced inspection service information specified in EASA AD 2020–0122. (i) Ref. Task A320–A–25–XX–1BFN– 01ZZZ–600Z–A corresponds to Ref. Task A320–A–25–XX–1BFN–01001–600A–A. (ii) Ref. Task A320–A–25–XX–1BFN– 02ZZZ–600Z–A corresponds to Ref. Task A320–A–25–XX–1BFN–02001–600A–A. (iii) Ref. Task A320–A–25–XX–1BFN– 03ZZZ–600Z–A corresponds to Ref. Task A320–A–25–XX–1BFN–03001–600A–A. (iv) Ref. Task A320–A–25–XX–1BFN– 04ZZZ–600Z–A corresponds to Ref. Task A320–A–25–XX–1BFN–04001–600A–A. (v) Ref. Task A320–A–25–XX–1BFN– 05ZZZ–600Z–A corresponds to Ref. Task A320–A–25–XX–1BFN–05001–600A–A. (vi) Ref. Task A320–A–25–XX–1BFN– 06ZZZ–600Z–A correspond to Ref. Task A320–A–25–XX–1BFN–06001–600A–A. (vii) Ref. Task A320–A–25–XX–1BFN– 07ZZZ–600Z–A corresponds to Ref. Task A320–A–25–XX–1BFN–07001–600A–A. (viii) Ref. Task A320–A–25–XX–1BFN– 08ZZZ–600Z–A corresponds to Ref. Task A320–A–25–XX–1BFN–08001–600A–A. (ix) Ref. Task A320–A–25–XX–1BFN– 09ZZZ–600Z–A corresponds to Ref. Task A320–A–25–XX–1BFN–09001–600A–A. (x) Ref. Task A320–A–25–XX–1BFN– 10ZZZ–600Z–A corresponds to Ref. Task A320–A–25–XX–1BFN–10001–600A–A. (xi) Ref. Task A320–A–25–XX–1BFN– 11ZZZ–600Z–A corresponds to Ref. Task A320–A–25–XX–1BFN–11001–600A–A. (xii) Ref. Task A320–A–25–XX–1BFN– 12ZZZ–600Z–A corresponds to Ref. Task A320–A–25–XX–1BFN–12001–600A–A. (xiii) Ref. Task A320–A–25–XX–1BFN– 13ZZZ–600Z–A corresponds to Ref. Task A320–A–25–XX–1BFN–13001–600A–A. (xiv) Ref. Task A320–A–25–XX–1BFN– 14ZZZ–600Z–A correspond to Ref. Task A320–A–25–XX–1BFN–14001–600A–A. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (xv) Ref. Task A320–A–25–XX–1BFN– 15ZZZ–600Z–A corresponds to Ref. Task A320–A–25–XX–1BFN–15001–600A–A. (xvi) Ref. Task A320–A–25–XX–1BFN– 16ZZZ–600Z–A corresponds to Ref. Task A320–A–25–XX–1BFN–16001–600A–A. (i) No Reporting Requirement Although the service information referenced in EASA AD 2020–0122 specifies to submit certain information to the manufacturer, this AD does not include that requirement. (j) 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 responsible Flight Standards 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 (k) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9-AVS-AIR730-AMOC@faa.gov. 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, Large Aircraft Section, International Validation Branch, FAA; or EASA; or Airbus SAS’s EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA). If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized signature. (3) Required for Compliance (RC): Except as required by paragraph (j)(2) of this AD, if any service information contains procedures or tests that are identified as RC, those procedures and tests must be done to comply with this AD; any procedures or tests that are not identified as RC are recommended. Those procedures and tests that are not identified as RC may be deviated from using accepted methods in accordance with the operator’s maintenance or inspection program without obtaining approval of an AMOC, provided the procedures and tests identified as RC can be done and the airplane can be put back in an airworthy condition. Any substitutions or changes to procedures or tests identified as RC require approval of an AMOC. (k) Related Information For more information about this AD, contact Sanjay Ralhan, Aerospace Engineer, Large Aircraft Section, International Validation Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone and fax 206–231–3223; email Sanjay.Ralhan@ faa.gov. (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 E:\FR\FM\26APR1.SGM 26APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 78 / Monday, April 26, 2021 / Rules and Regulations paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless this AD specifies otherwise. (i) European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2020–0122, dated May 29, 2020. (ii) [Reserved] (3) For EASA AD 2020–0122, contact EASA, Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 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. (4) 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–2020–0845. (5) You may view this material that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, email fedreg.legal@ nara.gov, or go to: https://www.archives.gov/ federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html. Issued on April 12, 2021. Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2021–08577 Filed 4–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2020–1165; Project Identifier 2019–SW–027–AD; Amendment 39–21499; AD 2021–08–05] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Helicopters Model SA341G and SA342J helicopters. This AD was prompted by the determination that a new life limit was necessary for certain tail rotor blades (TRBs). This AD requires replacing certain TRBs, reidentifying certain TRBs, and repairing certain other TRBs, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:01 Apr 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective June 1, 2021. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of June 1, 2021. ADDRESSES: For material incorporated by reference (IBR) in this AD, contact the EASA, Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 3, 50668 Cologne, Germany; telephone +49 221 8999 000; email ADs@ easa.europa.eu; internet www.easa.europa.eu. You may find this material on the EASA website at https:// ad.easa.europa.eu. You may view this material at the FAA, Office of the Regional Counsel, Southwest Region, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy., Room 6N–321, Fort Worth, TX 76177. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 817–222–5110. It is also available in the AD docket on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2020–1165. 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– 1165; 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: Blaine Williams, Aerospace Engineer, Los Angeles ACO Branch, 3960 Paramount Blvd., Lakewood, California, 90712; telephone (562) 627–5371; email blaine.williams@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion The EASA, which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA AD 2019–0034, dated February 14, 2019 (EASA AD 2019–0034) (also referred to as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or the MCAI), to correct an unsafe condition for all Airbus Helicopters Model SA341G and SA342J helicopters. Although EASA AD 2019–0034 applies to all Model SA341G and SA342J PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 21927 helicopters, this AD applies to helicopters with an affected part installed instead. The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to certain Airbus Helicopters Model SA341G and SA342J helicopters. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on December 28, 2020 (85 FR 84275). The NPRM was prompted by the determination that a new life limit was necessary for certain TRBs. The NPRM proposed to require replacing certain TRBs, re-identifying certain TRBs, and repairing certain other TRBs, as specified in an EASA AD. The FAA is issuing this AD to address TRBs that might break, resulting in loss of tail rotor control and consequent loss of control of the helicopter. See the MCAI for additional background information. Comments The FAA gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this final rule. The FAA received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of the cost to the public. Conclusion The FAA reviewed the relevant data and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting this final rule as proposed, except for minor editorial changes. The FAA has determined that these minor changes: • Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM for addressing the unsafe condition; and • Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already proposed in the NPRM. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 EASA AD 2019–0034 describes procedures for replacing TRBs having certain part numbers, re-identifying TRBs having a certain part number and certain serial numbers, and repairing TRBs that have been reworked/repaired/ modified before being re-identified. 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. Costs of Compliance The FAA estimates that this AD affects 20 helicopters of U.S. registry. The FAA estimates the following costs to comply with this AD: E:\FR\FM\26APR1.SGM 26APR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2020-0845; Product Identifier 2020-NM-102-AD; Amendment 
39-21514; AD 2021-09-01]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for 
certain Airbus SAS Model A320-271N, A321-211, and A321-271N airplanes. 
This AD was prompted by reports of missing overhead stowage compartment 
(OHSC) X-fixation brackets or brackets that were incorrectly installed 
during assembly. This AD requires a special detailed inspection of the 
OHSC X-fixation brackets for missing or incorrectly installed brackets, 
and installation or replacement the OHSC X-fixation brackets if 
necessary; or modification of each OHSC; as specified in a European 
Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which will be incorporated by 
reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition 
on these products.

DATES: This AD is effective June 1, 2021.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of June 1, 2021.

ADDRESSES: For material incorporated by reference (IBR) in this AD, 
contact 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 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

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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-2020-0845.

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-
0845; 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: Sanjay Ralhan, Aerospace Engineer, 
Large Aircraft Section, International Validation Branch, FAA, 2200 
South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone and fax 206-231-3223; 
email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The EASA, which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the 
European Union, has issued EASA AD 2020-0122, dated May 29, 2020 (EASA 
AD 2020-0122) (also referred to as the Mandatory Continuing 
Airworthiness Information, or the MCAI), to correct an unsafe condition 
for certain Airbus SAS Model A320-271N, A321-211, and A321-271N 
airplanes.
    The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 
CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to certain Airbus SAS 
Model A320-271N, A321-211, and A321-271N airplanes. The NPRM published 
in the Federal Register on September 17, 2020 (85 FR 58014). The NPRM 
was prompted by reports of missing OHSC X-fixation brackets or brackets 
that were incorrectly installed during assembly. The NPRM proposed to 
require a special detailed inspection of the OHSC X-fixation brackets 
for missing or incorrectly installed brackets, and installation or 
replacement if necessary; or modification of each OHSC, as specified in 
an EASA AD.
    The FAA is issuing this AD to address this condition, which could 
lead to OHSC failure under certain loading conditions, and possibly 
result in injury to occupants and impede egress during an emergency 
evacuation. See the MCAI for additional background information.

Comments

    The FAA gave the public the opportunity to participate in 
developing this final rule. The following presents the comments 
received on the NPRM and the FAA's response to each comment.

Request To Use a Borescope for the Inspection Requirement

    Delta Air Lines (DAL) requested that the FAA allow the use of a 
borescope as an alternative device to the endoscope for the inspection 
of the OHSC X-fixation brackets as specified in paragraph (1) of EASA 
AD 2020-0122. DAL stated that Airbus has provided its concurrence in 
Airbus Technical Request 80838467/006, dated October 15, 2020.
    The FAA agrees that use of a borescope to do this inspection will 
provide an adequate level of safety. The FAA has added paragraph (h)(3) 
to this AD, which allows for the use of a borescope for the inspection 
of the OHSC X-fixation brackets required in this AD.

Request To Disregard the Description of the Bin Assembly in the 
Referenced Service Information

    DAL requested that the FAA add an exception to paragraph (h) of the 
proposed AD to disregard the description of the bin assembly. DAL 
commented that where paragraph 3.C.1(b) through 3.C.1(ae) of the 
referenced modification service information specified in paragraph (3) 
of EASA AD 2020-0122 states to ``replace bin assembly 1F FL EE'' (and 
other bin assemblies), the bin assembly description is information only 
and does not point to a location on the airplane. DAL commented that 
Airbus has provided its concurrence in Airbus Technical Request 
80838467/006, dated October 15, 2020.
    The FAA agrees that the bin assembly identifier, such as ``1F FL 
EE,'' is related to the bin assembly description in the referenced 
modification service information specified in EASA AD 2020-0122. The 
bin assembly identifiers are provided for information only. The FAA 
does not agree with removing these references for the bin assemblies 
because they describe the part that correlates with the part number. 
Further, the FAA has verified with Airbus that Airbus tech request 
80838467/006, dated October 15, 2020, does not recommend removing the 
part description. However, the FAA has clarified use of the bin 
assembly identifiers in paragraph (h)(4) of this AD.

Request for a One-Time Identification of the OHSC

    DAL requested that the FAA clarify that the OHSC housing must be 
reidentified only one time although the service information referenced 
in paragraph (3) of EASA AD 2021-0122 specifies to reidentify the OHSC 
housing at each bin assembly replacement step. DAL stated that Airbus 
confirmed in Airbus Technical Request 80838467/006, dated October 15, 
2020, that each OHSC housing has more than one bin assembly, so the 
reidentification step is needed only one time for the OHSC housing, not 
when each bin assembly is replaced.
    The FAA agrees with the commenter. The complete OHSC module, which 
mainly consists of one housing, one or more bins, the light cover, and 
one or more air outlets, has one part number. Only one identification 
label is needed for the whole module, and the bins have their own 
identification labels with their own part numbers. The FAA has revised 
this AD to add paragraph (h)(5) of this AD to clarify that the OHSC 
module is a one-time reidentification no matter how many bins have been 
modified.

Request To Disregard a Part Number Not Installed on the Airplane

    DAL requested that the FAA add an exception to paragraph (h) of the 
proposed AD explaining that the part number of the COMPARTMENT ASSY may 
be disregarded if it is not installed on the airplane, as long as the 
OHSC X-fixation brackets are replaced as specified in paragraph (3) of 
EASA AD 2020-0122. DAL stated that the part numbers of the COMPARTMENT 
ASSY can be mismatched due to differences in the airplane 
applicability; therefore, mismatched part numbers in this step occur 
when the COMPARTMENT ASSY in the airplane are removed. DAL stated that 
Airbus has provided its concurrence in Airbus Technical Request 
80838467/006, dated October 15, 2020.
    The FAA disagrees with the commenter's request. An AD may not 
require actions on a part or component that is not installed on the 
airplane. Any COMPARTMENT ASSY installed after the effective date of 
this AD must be in compliance with the requirements of this AD. The 
COMPARTMENT ASSY is reidentified using the referenced modification 
service information specified in EASA AD 2020-0122. When the 
COMPARTMENT ASSY is reidentified, the referenced modification service 
information shows the list of the old and new part numbers to address

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the re-identified parts. The FAA has not revised this AD in this 
regard.

Request To Include Certain Equivalencies for Certain Tasks

    DAL requested that the proposed AD include certain equivalencies 
for the Ref. Tasks identified in the referenced inspection service 
information specified in EASA AD 2020-0122. DAL stated that the Ref. 
Task identified in the referenced inspection service information 
specified in EASA AD 2020-0122 specifies that the actions be 
accomplished ``in accordance with'' a specific Ref. Task. DAL stated 
that Airbus has provided its concurrence in Airbus Technical Request 
80838467/006, dated October 15, 2020.
    The FAA agrees to revise this AD to include certain equivalencies 
for the Ref. Tasks identified in step 3.C.1(c) of the referenced 
inspection service information specified in EASA AD 2020-0122. The FAA 
has included the Ref. Task equivalencies in paragraphs (h)(6)(i) 
through (xvi) of this AD.

Conclusion

    The FAA reviewed the relevant data, considered the comments 
received, and determined that air safety and the public interest 
require adopting this final rule with the changes described previously 
and minor editorial changes. The FAA has determined that these minor 
changes:
     Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the 
NPRM for addressing the unsafe condition; and
     Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was 
already proposed in the NPRM.
    The FAA also determined that these changes will not increase the 
economic burden on any operator or increase the scope of this final 
rule.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    EASA AD 2020-0122 specifies procedures for a special detailed 
inspection of the OHSC X-fixation brackets for missing or incorrectly 
installed brackets, and corrective actions (installation or replacement 
OHSC X-fixation brackets) if necessary; or modification of each OHSC by 
installing new X-fixation brackets and reidentifying the OHSC housing. 
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.

Costs of Compliance

    The FAA estimates that this AD affects 31 airplanes of U.S. 
registry. The FAA estimates the following costs to comply with this AD:

                                      Estimated Costs for Required Actions
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               Labor cost                   Parts cost         Cost per product         Cost on U.S. operators
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Up to 29 work-hours x $85 per hour = Up               $0  Up to $2,465..............  Up to $76,415.
 to $2,465.
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                  Estimated Costs for Optional Actions
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           Labor cost                 Parts cost       Cost per product
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Up to 36 work-hours x $85 per     Up to $539,060....  Up to $542,120.
 hour = Up to $3,060.
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    The FAA estimates the following costs to do any necessary on-
condition action that would be required based on the results of any 
required actions. The FAA has no way of determining the number of 
aircraft that might need this on-condition action:

                 Estimated Costs of On-Condition Actions
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                                                             Cost per
              Labor cost                   Parts cost        product
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Up to 29 work-hours x $85 per hour =               * $              * $
 Up to $2,465.........................
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* The FAA has received no definitive data that would enable us to
  provide parts cost estimates for the on-condition action specified in
  this AD.

    According to the manufacturer, some or all of the costs of this AD 
may be covered under warranty, thereby reducing the cost impact on 
affected operators. The FAA does not control warranty coverage for 
affected operators. As a result, the FAA has included all known costs 
in our cost estimate.

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

    This AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 
13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, 
on the relationship between the national government and the States, or 
on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various 
levels of government.
    For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD:
    (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive 
Order 12866,
    (2) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and

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    (3) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or 
negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

Adoption of the Amendment

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

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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

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


Sec.  39.13   [Amended]

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

2021-09-01 Airbus SAS: Amendment 39-21514; Docket No. FAA-2020-0845; 
Product Identifier 2020-NM-102-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This airworthiness directive (AD) is effective June 1, 2021.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Airbus SAS Model A320-271N, A321-211 and 
A321-271N airplanes, certificated in any category, as identified in 
European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2020-0122, dated May 
29, 2020 (EASA AD 2020-0122).

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 25, Equipment/
furnishings.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by reports of missing overhead stowage 
compartment (OHSC) X-fixation brackets or brackets that were 
incorrectly installed during assembly. The FAA issuing this AD to 
address this condition, which could lead to OHSC failure under 
certain loading conditions, and possibly result in injury to 
occupants and impede egress during an emergency evacuation.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Requirements

    Except as specified in paragraph (h) of this AD: Comply with all 
required actions and compliance times specified in, and in 
accordance with, EASA AD 2020-0122.

(h) Exceptions and Clarifications to EASA AD 2020-0122

    (1) Where EASA AD 2020-0122 refers to its effective date, this 
AD requires using the effective date of this AD.
    (2) The ``Remarks'' section of EASA AD 2020-0122 does not apply 
to this AD.
    (3) For the inspection of the OHSC X-fixation brackets specified 
in paragraph (1) of EASA AD 2020-0122, this AD allows the use of the 
borescope as an alternative method of compliance for the inspection.
    (4) Paragraphs 3.C.1(b) through 3.C.1(ae) of the referenced 
modification service information specified in EASA AD 2020-0122 
specifies to ``replace bin assembly [**],'' where ``**'' refers to a 
bin assembly identifier. These identifiers are for information only.
    (5) Where paragraphs 3.C.1(b) through 3.C.1(ae) of the 
referenced modification service information specified in EASA AD 
2020-0122 references reidentification of the OHSC at every 
COMPARTMENT ASSY installation, this AD requires a one-time 
reidentification for the OHSC module no matter how many bins have 
been modified.
    (6) Accomplishment of either of the pair of Ref. Tasks 
identified in each of the paragraphs in (h)(6)(i) through (xvi) of 
this AD is acceptable for compliance with the applicable action of 
the Ref. Tasks identified in step 3.C.1(c) of the referenced 
inspection service information specified in EASA AD 2020-0122.
    (i) Ref. Task A320-A-25-XX-1BFN-01ZZZ-600Z-A corresponds to Ref. 
Task A320-A-25-XX-1BFN-01001-600A-A.
    (ii) Ref. Task A320-A-25-XX-1BFN-02ZZZ-600Z-A corresponds to 
Ref. Task A320-A-25-XX-1BFN-02001-600A-A.
    (iii) Ref. Task A320-A-25-XX-1BFN-03ZZZ-600Z-A corresponds to 
Ref. Task A320-A-25-XX-1BFN-03001-600A-A.
    (iv) Ref. Task A320-A-25-XX-1BFN-04ZZZ-600Z-A corresponds to 
Ref. Task A320-A-25-XX-1BFN-04001-600A-A.
    (v) Ref. Task A320-A-25-XX-1BFN-05ZZZ-600Z-A corresponds to Ref. 
Task A320-A-25-XX-1BFN-05001-600A-A.
    (vi) Ref. Task A320-A-25-XX-1BFN-06ZZZ-600Z-A correspond to Ref. 
Task A320-A-25-XX-1BFN-06001-600A-A.
    (vii) Ref. Task A320-A-25-XX-1BFN-07ZZZ-600Z-A corresponds to 
Ref. Task A320-A-25-XX-1BFN-07001-600A-A.
    (viii) Ref. Task A320-A-25-XX-1BFN-08ZZZ-600Z-A corresponds to 
Ref. Task A320-A-25-XX-1BFN-08001-600A-A.
    (ix) Ref. Task A320-A-25-XX-1BFN-09ZZZ-600Z-A corresponds to 
Ref. Task A320-A-25-XX-1BFN-09001-600A-A.
    (x) Ref. Task A320-A-25-XX-1BFN-10ZZZ-600Z-A corresponds to Ref. 
Task A320-A-25-XX-1BFN-10001-600A-A.
    (xi) Ref. Task A320-A-25-XX-1BFN-11ZZZ-600Z-A corresponds to 
Ref. Task A320-A-25-XX-1BFN-11001-600A-A.
    (xii) Ref. Task A320-A-25-XX-1BFN-12ZZZ-600Z-A corresponds to 
Ref. Task A320-A-25-XX-1BFN-12001-600A-A.
    (xiii) Ref. Task A320-A-25-XX-1BFN-13ZZZ-600Z-A corresponds to 
Ref. Task A320-A-25-XX-1BFN-13001-600A-A.
    (xiv) Ref. Task A320-A-25-XX-1BFN-14ZZZ-600Z-A correspond to 
Ref. Task A320-A-25-XX-1BFN-14001-600A-A.
    (xv) Ref. Task A320-A-25-XX-1BFN-15ZZZ-600Z-A corresponds to 
Ref. Task A320-A-25-XX-1BFN-15001-600A-A.
    (xvi) Ref. Task A320-A-25-XX-1BFN-16ZZZ-600Z-A corresponds to 
Ref. Task A320-A-25-XX-1BFN-16001-600A-A.

(i) No Reporting Requirement

    Although the service information referenced in EASA AD 2020-0122 
specifies to submit certain information to the manufacturer, this AD 
does not include that requirement.

(j) 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 responsible Flight 
Standards 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 (k) of this 
AD. Information may be emailed to: [email protected]. 
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, Large Aircraft 
Section, International Validation Branch, FAA; or EASA; or Airbus 
SAS's EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA). If approved by the 
DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized signature.
    (3) Required for Compliance (RC): Except as required by 
paragraph (j)(2) of this AD, if any service information contains 
procedures or tests that are identified as RC, those procedures and 
tests must be done to comply with this AD; any procedures or tests 
that are not identified as RC are recommended. Those procedures and 
tests that are not identified as RC may be deviated from using 
accepted methods in accordance with the operator's maintenance or 
inspection program without obtaining approval of an AMOC, provided 
the procedures and tests identified as RC can be done and the 
airplane can be put back in an airworthy condition. Any 
substitutions or changes to procedures or tests identified as RC 
require approval of an AMOC.

(k) Related Information

    For more information about this AD, contact Sanjay Ralhan, 
Aerospace Engineer, Large Aircraft Section, International Validation 
Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone 
and fax 206-231-3223; email [email protected].

(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

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paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
    (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do 
the actions required by this AD, unless this AD specifies otherwise.
    (i) European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2020-0122, 
dated May 29, 2020.
    (ii) [Reserved]
    (3) For EASA AD 2020-0122, contact 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.
    (4) 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-2020-0845.
    (5) You may view this material that is incorporated by reference 
at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For 
information on the availability of this material at NARA, email 
[email protected], or go to: https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

    Issued on April 12, 2021.
Lance T. Gant,
Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
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