Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters, 26857-26861 [2021-10353]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 94 / Tuesday, May 18, 2021 / Proposed Rules Regulatory Findings The FAA determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national Government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify this proposed regulation: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, (2) Would not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and (3) Would not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive: ■ Airbus SAS: Docket No. FAA–2021–0371; Project Identifier MCAI–2021–00102–T. (a) Comments Due Date The FAA must receive comments on this airworthiness directive (AD) by July 2, 2021. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS (b) Affected Airworthiness Directives (ADs) None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to all Airbus SAS airplanes specified in paragraphs (c)(1) through (7) of this AD, certificated in any category. (1) Model A330–201, –202, –203, –223, and –243 airplanes. (2) Model A330–223F and –243F airplanes. (3) Model A330–301, –302, –303, –321, –322, –323, –341, –342, and –343 airplanes. (4) Model A330–841 airplanes. (5) Model A330–941 airplanes. (6) Model A340–211, –212, and –213 airplanes. (7) Model A340–311, –312, and –313 airplanes. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:10 May 17, 2021 Jkt 253001 (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 27, Flight controls. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by reports of incorrect installation of the lower attachment parts of the trimmable horizontal stabilizer actuator (THSA). The FAA is issuing this AD to address incorrect installation of the THSA lower attachment parts, which could lead to the loss of THSA primary load path and consequent activation of THSA secondary load path (which is designed to withstand full loads only for a limited period of time), and possibly result in reduced controllability of the airplane. (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, European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2021–0033, dated January 25, 2021 (EASA AD 2021–0033). (h) Exceptions to EASA AD 2021–0033 (1) Where EASA AD 2021–0033 refers to its effective date, this AD requires using the effective date of this AD. (2) The ‘‘Remarks’’ section of EASA AD 2021–0033 does not apply to this AD. (3) Where any service information in EASA AD 2021–0033 specifies to contact Airbus in case of findings, this AD requires doing a repair 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. (i) 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 (j)(2) 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 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 26857 EASA; or Airbus SAS’s EASA DOA. If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized signature. (3) Required for Compliance (RC): Except as required by paragraph (i)(2) of this AD, if any service information referenced in EASA AD 2021–0033 that contains paragraphs that are labeled as RC, the instructions in RC paragraphs, including subparagraphs under an RC paragraph, must be done to comply with this AD; any paragraphs, including subparagraphs under those paragraphs, that are not identified as RC are recommended. The instructions in paragraphs, including subparagraphs under those paragraphs, 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 instructions identified as RC can be done and the airplane can be put back in an airworthy condition. Any substitutions or changes to instructions identified as RC require approval of an AMOC. (j) Related Information (1) For information about EASA AD 2021– 0033, 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. 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–2021–0371. (2) For more information about this AD, contact Vladimir Ulyanov, Aerospace Engineer, Large Aircraft Section, International Validation Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone and fax: 206–231–3229; email vladimir.ulyanov@faa.gov. Issued on May 12, 2021. Gaetano A. Sciortino, Deputy Director for Strategic Initiatives, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2021–10377 Filed 5–17–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0369; Project Identifier 2019–SW–033–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\18MYP1.SGM 18MYP1 26858 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 94 / Tuesday, May 18, 2021 / Proposed Rules Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). ACTION: The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Helicopters Model AS350B, AS350BA, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, AS350D, AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, AS355N, and AS355NP helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of reduced yaw control, during an approach for landing, that resulted from rupture of the tail rotor gearbox (TGB) actuating rod and uncoupling of the steel sleeve from inside the external aluminum tube. This proposed AD would require dye penetrant inspecting certain TGB actuating rods for a crack, and depending on the inspection results, replacing the TGB actuating rod, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference (IBR). This proposed AD would also require marking each TGB actuating rod, reporting information, and, for certain helicopters, ensuring the correct interface between certain TGB actuating rods and bearings. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: The FAA must receive comments on this proposed AD by July 2, 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 material that is proposed for IBR in this AD, 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 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–2021–0369. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:10 May 17, 2021 Jkt 253001 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–2021– 0369; or in person at Docket Operations between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this NPRM, any comments received, and other information. The street address for Docket Operations is listed above. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen Arrigotti, Program Manager, Large Aircraft Section, International Validation Branch, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone and fax (206) 231–3218; email kathleen.arrigotti@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited The FAA invites you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposal. Send your comments to an address listed under ADDRESSES. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2021–0369; Project Identifier 2019–SW–033–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. The most helpful comments reference a specific portion of the proposal, explain the reason for any recommended change, and include supporting data. The FAA will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this proposal because of those comments. Except for Confidential Business Information (CBI) as described in the following paragraph, and other information as described in 14 CFR 11.35, the FAA will post all comments 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 proposal. Confidential Business Information CBI is commercial or financial information that is both customarily and actually treated as private by its owner. Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. 552), CBI is exempt from public disclosure. If your comments responsive to this NPRM contain commercial or financial information that is customarily treated as private, that you actually treat as private, and that is relevant or responsive to this NPRM, it is important that you clearly designate the submitted comments as CBI. Please mark each page of your submission containing CBI PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 as ‘‘PROPIN.’’ The FAA will treat such marked submissions as confidential under the FOIA, and they will not be placed in the public docket of this NPRM. Submissions containing CBI should be sent to Kathleen Arrigotti, Program Manager, Large Aircraft Section, International Validation Branch, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone and fax (206) 231–3218; email kathleen.arrigotti@faa.gov. Any commentary that the FAA receives that is not specifically designated as CBI will be placed in the public docket for this rulemaking. Discussion The EASA, which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA AD 2019–0060, dated March 20, 2019 (EASA AD 2019–0060) (also referred to as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or the MCAI), to correct an unsafe condition for all Airbus Helicopters Model AS 350 B, AS 350 BA, AS 350 BB, AS 350 B1, AS 350 B2, AS 350 B3, AS 350 D, AS 355 E, AS 355 F, AS 355 F1, AS 355 F2, AS 355 N and AS 355 NP helicopters. Model AS 350 BB helicopters are not certificated by the FAA and are not included on the U.S. type certificate data sheet; this proposed AD therefore does not include those helicopters in the applicability. Although EASA AD 2019–0060 applies to all helicopters identified in EASA AD 2019–0060, this proposed AD applies to helicopters with an affected part installed instead. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of reduced yaw control, during an approach for landing of an AS 350 helicopter, that resulted from rupture of the TGB actuating rod and uncoupling of the steel sleeve from inside the external aluminum tube. Model AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, AS355N, and AS355NP helicopters are affected due to design similarity of installed TGB actuating rods. The FAA is proposing this AD to address failure of a TGB actuating rod, which could result in loss of yaw control of the helicopter. See the MCAI for additional background information. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 EASA AD 2019–0060 describes procedures for dye penetrant inspecting certain TGB actuating rods for a crack, and depending on the inspection results, replacing the TGB actuating rod. EASA AD 2019–0060 also describes procedures for marking each TGB actuating rod, reporting information, E:\FR\FM\18MYP1.SGM 18MYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 94 / Tuesday, May 18, 2021 / Proposed Rules and for certain helicopters, ensuring the correct interface between certain TGB actuating rods and bearings. This material is reasonably available because the interested parties have access to it through their normal course of business or by the means identified in the ADDRESSES section. FAA’s Determination and Requirements of This Proposed AD These products have been approved by the aviation authority of another country, and are approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant to the bilateral agreement with the State of Design Authority, the FAA has been notified of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI referenced above. The FAA is proposing this AD after evaluating all the relevant information and determining the unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or develop in other products of these same type designs. Proposed AD Requirements This proposed AD would require accomplishing the actions specified in EASA AD 2019–0060, described previously, as incorporated by reference, except for any differences identified as exceptions in the regulatory text of this proposed AD. Explanation of Required Compliance Information In the FAA’s ongoing efforts to improve the efficiency of the AD process, the FAA initially worked with Airbus and EASA to develop a process 26859 to use certain EASA ADs as the primary source of information for compliance with requirements for corresponding FAA ADs. The FAA has since coordinated with other manufacturers and civil aviation authorities (CAAs) to use this process. As a result, EASA AD 2019–0060 will be incorporated by reference in the FAA final rule. This proposed AD would, therefore, require compliance with EASA AD 2019–0060 in its entirety, through that incorporation, except for any differences identified as exceptions in the regulatory text of this proposed AD. Using common terms that are the same as the heading of a particular section in the EASA AD does not mean that operators need comply only with that section. For example, where the AD requirement refers to ‘‘all required actions and compliance times,’’ compliance with this AD requirement is not limited to the section titled ‘‘Required Action(s) and Compliance Time(s)’’ in the EASA AD. Service information specified in EASA AD 2019–0060 that is required for compliance with EASA AD 2019–0060 will be available on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2021–0369 after the FAA final rule is published. service bulletins; however this proposed AD identifies those service bulletins as Aerospatiale service bulletins. EASA AD 2019–0060 specifies the date for ‘‘AS355 SB No. 67.09 Revision 2,’’ as ‘‘March 28, 1989;’’ however, this proposed AD identifies the date as ‘‘October 1989.’’ Differences Between This Proposed AD and the MCAI EASA AD 2019–0060 specifies ‘‘AS350 SB [service bulletin] No. 67.10 Revision 1’’ and ‘‘AS355 SB No. 67.09 Revision 2’’ as Airbus Helicopters (AH) Costs of Compliance Part Marking Clarification Where paragraph (2) of EASA AD 2019–0060 specifies ‘‘mark each affected part (all rods, regardless of the status with respect to the dye penetrant inspection),’’ this proposed AD would require marking TGB actuating rods identified in paragraphs (c)(1) through (9) of this proposed AD regardless of their manufacturing date. The manufacturing dates in Table 1 of EASA AD 2019–0060 are used only to indicate the parts on which the dye penetrant inspection specified in paragraph (1) of EASA AD 2019–0060 is done; the manufacturing dates do not impact the parts on which the marking specified in paragraph (2) of EASA AD 2019–006 must be done. Interim Action The FAA considers this proposed AD interim action. If final action is later identified, the FAA might consider further rulemaking then. The FAA estimates that this proposed AD affects 950 helicopters of U.S. registry. The FAA estimates the following costs to comply with this proposed AD: ESTIMATED COSTS FOR REQUIRED ACTIONS * Labor cost Parts cost Cost per product Cost on U.S. operators 6 work-hours × $85 per hour = $510 .......................................................................................... $0 $510 $484,500 * Table does not include estimated costs for reporting. The FAA estimates that it would take about 1 hour per product to comply with the proposed reporting requirement in this proposed AD. The average labor rate is $85 per hour. Based on these figures, the FAA estimates the cost of reporting the inspection results on U.S. operators to be $80,750, or $85 per product. The FAA estimates the following costs to do any necessary on-condition actions that would be required based on the results of any required actions. The FAA has no way of determining the number of helicopters that might need these on-condition actions: ESTIMATED COSTS OF ON-CONDITION ACTIONS jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS Labor cost Parts cost Up to 16 work-hours X $85 per hour = $1,360 ...................................................................................................... Paperwork Reduction Act A federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:10 May 17, 2021 Jkt 253001 respond to, nor shall a person be subject to penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 $2,590 Cost per product Up to $3,950. requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection of information displays a current valid E:\FR\FM\18MYP1.SGM 18MYP1 26860 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 94 / Tuesday, May 18, 2021 / Proposed Rules OMB control number. The control number for the collection of information required by this proposed AD is 2120– 0056. The paperwork cost associated with this proposed AD has been detailed in the Costs of Compliance section of this document and includes time for reviewing instructions, as well as completing and reviewing the collection of information. Therefore, all reporting associated with this proposed AD is mandatory. Comments concerning the accuracy of this burden and suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to Information Collection Clearance Officer, Federal Aviation Administration, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177–1524. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 Authority for This Rulemaking [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive: ■ 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. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS Regulatory Findings The FAA determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national Government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify this proposed regulation: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, (2) Would not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and (3) Would not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:10 May 17, 2021 Jkt 253001 Airbus Helicopters: Docket No. FAA–2021– 0369; Project Identifier 2019–SW–033– AD. (a) Comments Due Date The FAA must receive comments by July 2, 2021. (b) Affected Airworthiness Directives (ADs) None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Airbus Helicopters Model AS350B, AS350BA, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, AS350D, AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, AS355N, and AS355NP helicopters, certificated in any category, with a tail rotor gearbox (TGB) actuating rod identified in paragraphs (c)(1) through (9) of this AD installed. (1) Part number (P/N) 350A27191000; (2) P/N 350A27191001; (3) P/N 350A27191002; (4) P/N 350A27191003; (5) P/N 350A27191004; (6) P/N 350A2719100401; (7) P/N 350A2719100402; (8) P/N 350A27192000; or (9) A TGB actuating rod with an unknown part number and serial number. (d) Subject Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code: 6720, Tail Rotor Control System. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by a report of reduced yaw control, during an approach for landing, that resulted from rupture of the TGB actuating rod and uncoupling of the steel sleeve from inside the external aluminum tube. The FAA is issuing this AD to address failure of a TGB actuating rod, which could result in loss of yaw control of the helicopter. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 (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, European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2019–0060, dated March 20, 2019 (EASA AD 2019–0060). (h) Exceptions to EASA AD 2019–0060 (1) Where EASA AD 2019–0060 refers to January 3, 2019 (the effective date of EASA AD 2018–0287, dated December 20, 2018), or its effective date, this AD requires using the effective date of this AD. (2) Where EASA AD 2019–0060 refers to flight hours (FH), this AD requires using hours time-in-service. (3) Where paragraph (2) of EASA AD 2019– 0060 specifies to mark TGB actuating rods, replace the language in paragraph (2) of EASA AD 2019–0060 that states ‘‘the instructions of section 3 of the applicable ASB [alert service bulletin],’’ with the applicable language specified in paragraphs (h)(3)(i) and (ii) of this AD. (i) For P/N 350A2719100402 and parts not included in table 1 of EASA AD 2019–0060: ‘‘the instructions for ‘If only paragraph 3.B.2.a. was complied with’ of paragraph 3.C. of the Accomplishment Instructions of the applicable ASB.’’ (ii) For parts included in table 1 of EASA AD 2019–0060: ‘‘the instructions for ‘If paragraph 3.B.2.b. or paragraph 3.B.5. was complied with’ of paragraph 3.C. of the Accomplishment Instructions of the applicable ASB.’’ (4) Where paragraph (2) of EASA AD 2019– 0060 specifies ‘‘mark each affected part (all rods, regardless of the status with respect to the dye penetrant inspection), and each TGB rod having P/N 350A2719100402,’’ for this AD, mark the parts identified in paragraphs (c)(1) through (9) of this AD.’’ (5) Where EASA AD 2019–0060 specifies ‘‘AH [Airbus Helicopters] AS350 SB [service bulletin] No. 67.10 Revision 1’’ and ‘‘AH AS355 SB No. 67.09 Revision 2,’’ replace the text ‘‘AH’’ with ‘‘Aerospatiale.’’ (6) Where the ‘‘Ref. Publications’’ section of EASA AD 2019–0060 specifies the date for ‘‘AS355 SB No. 67.09 Revision 2,’’ replace the text ‘‘28 March 1989’’ with ‘‘October 1989.’’ (7) Although service information referenced in EASA AD 2019–0060 specifies to keep parts, this AD does not include that requirement. (8) Paragraph (7) of EASA AD 2019–0060 specifies to report inspection results to Airbus Helicopters within a certain compliance time. For this AD, report inspection results at the applicable time specified in paragraph (h)(8)(i) or (ii) of this AD. (i) If the inspection was done on or after the effective date of this AD: Submit the report within 30 days after the inspection. (ii) If the inspection was done before the effective date of this AD: Submit the report within 30 days after the effective date of this AD. (9) For the purposes of this AD, ‘‘CW,’’ which is stated in Table 1 of EASA AD 2019– 0060, is defined as calendar week. (10) The ‘‘Remarks’’ section of EASA AD 2019–0060 does not apply to this AD. E:\FR\FM\18MYP1.SGM 18MYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 94 / Tuesday, May 18, 2021 / Proposed Rules (i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, International Validation Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the International Validation Branch, send it to: Manager, International Validation Branch, FAA, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy., Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222–5110. Information may be emailed to: 9-AVS-AIR-730-AMOC@faa.gov. (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. (j) Related Information (1) For EASA AD 2019–0060, 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 EASA AD 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. 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–2021–0369. (2) For more information about this AD, contact Kathleen Arrigotti, Program Manager, Large Aircraft Section, International Validation Branch, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone and fax (206) 231–3218; email kathleen.arrigotti@faa.gov. Issued on May 11, 2021. Ross Landes, Deputy Director for Regulatory Operations, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2021–10353 Filed 5–17–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0328; Airspace Docket No. 21–ASO–5] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Savannah, GA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:10 May 17, 2021 Jkt 253001 26861 airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it would amend Class D and E airspace in Savannah, GA. This action proposes to amend Class D airspace by removing unnecessary verbiage from the description, and Class E surface airspace in Savannah, GA, by updating the dividing line between Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport and Hunter Army Airfield. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area. DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 2, 2021. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to: The U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001; Telephone: (800) 647–5527, or (202) 366–9826. You must identify the Docket No. FAA–2021–0328; Airspace Docket No. 21–ASO–5, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at https://www.regulations.gov. FAA Order 7400.11E, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at https://www.faa.gov/air_ traffic/publications/. For further information, you can contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC, 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. The Order is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of FAA Order 7400.11E at NARA, email fedreg.legal@nara.gov or go to https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Fornito, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 30337; telephone (404) 305–6364. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited Interested persons are invited to comment on this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers (Docket No. FAA– 2021–0328 and Airspace Docket No. 21– ASO–5) and be submitted in triplicate to DOT Docket Operations (see ADDRESSES section for the address and phone number). You may also submit comments through the internet at https://www.regulations.gov. Persons wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to FAA Docket No. FAA–2020–0328 Airspace Docket No. 21–ASO–5.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this document may be changed in light of the comments received. All comments submitted will be available for examination in the public docket both before and after the comment closing date. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. Authority for This Rulemaking The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 94 (Tuesday, May 18, 2021)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 26857-26861]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-10353]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2021-0369; Project Identifier 2019-SW-033-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

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ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) 
for certain Airbus Helicopters Model AS350B, AS350BA, AS350B1, AS350B2, 
AS350B3, AS350D, AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, AS355N, and AS355NP 
helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of reduced yaw 
control, during an approach for landing, that resulted from rupture of 
the tail rotor gearbox (TGB) actuating rod and uncoupling of the steel 
sleeve from inside the external aluminum tube. This proposed AD would 
require dye penetrant inspecting certain TGB actuating rods for a 
crack, and depending on the inspection results, replacing the TGB 
actuating rod, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency 
(EASA) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference (IBR). This 
proposed AD would also require marking each TGB actuating rod, 
reporting information, and, for certain helicopters, ensuring the 
correct interface between certain TGB actuating rods and bearings. The 
FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these 
products.

DATES: The FAA must receive comments on this proposed AD by July 2, 
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 material that is proposed for IBR in this AD, contact the EASA, 
Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 3, 50668 Cologne, Germany; telephone +49 221 8999 
000; email [email protected]; internet www.easa.europa.eu. You may 
find this 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-2021-0369.

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-2021-
0369; or in person at Docket Operations between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains 
this NPRM, any comments received, and other information. The street 
address for Docket Operations is listed above. Comments will be 
available in the AD docket shortly after receipt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen Arrigotti, Program Manager, 
Large Aircraft Section, International Validation Branch, Compliance & 
Airworthiness Division, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 
98198; telephone and fax (206) 231-3218; email 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comments Invited

    The FAA invites you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this proposal. Send your comments to an address listed 
under ADDRESSES. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2021-0369; Project Identifier 
2019-SW-033-AD'' at the beginning of your comments. The most helpful 
comments reference a specific portion of the proposal, explain the 
reason for any recommended change, and include supporting data. The FAA 
will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend 
this proposal because of those comments.
    Except for Confidential Business Information (CBI) as described in 
the following paragraph, and other information as described in 14 CFR 
11.35, the FAA will post all comments 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 proposal.

Confidential Business Information

    CBI is commercial or financial information that is both customarily 
and actually treated as private by its owner. Under the Freedom of 
Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. 552), CBI is exempt from public 
disclosure. If your comments responsive to this NPRM contain commercial 
or financial information that is customarily treated as private, that 
you actually treat as private, and that is relevant or responsive to 
this NPRM, it is important that you clearly designate the submitted 
comments as CBI. Please mark each page of your submission containing 
CBI as ``PROPIN.'' The FAA will treat such marked submissions as 
confidential under the FOIA, and they will not be placed in the public 
docket of this NPRM. Submissions containing CBI should be sent to 
Kathleen Arrigotti, Program Manager, Large Aircraft Section, 
International Validation Branch, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, 
FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone and fax 
(206) 231-3218; email [email protected]. Any commentary that 
the FAA receives that is not specifically designated as CBI will be 
placed in the public docket for this rulemaking.

Discussion

    The EASA, which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the 
European Union, has issued EASA AD 2019-0060, dated March 20, 2019 
(EASA AD 2019-0060) (also referred to as the Mandatory Continuing 
Airworthiness Information, or the MCAI), to correct an unsafe condition 
for all Airbus Helicopters Model AS 350 B, AS 350 BA, AS 350 BB, AS 350 
B1, AS 350 B2, AS 350 B3, AS 350 D, AS 355 E, AS 355 F, AS 355 F1, AS 
355 F2, AS 355 N and AS 355 NP helicopters. Model AS 350 BB helicopters 
are not certificated by the FAA and are not included on the U.S. type 
certificate data sheet; this proposed AD therefore does not include 
those helicopters in the applicability. Although EASA AD 2019-0060 
applies to all helicopters identified in EASA AD 2019-0060, this 
proposed AD applies to helicopters with an affected part installed 
instead.
    This proposed AD was prompted by a report of reduced yaw control, 
during an approach for landing of an AS 350 helicopter, that resulted 
from rupture of the TGB actuating rod and uncoupling of the steel 
sleeve from inside the external aluminum tube. Model AS355E, AS355F, 
AS355F1, AS355F2, AS355N, and AS355NP helicopters are affected due to 
design similarity of installed TGB actuating rods. The FAA is proposing 
this AD to address failure of a TGB actuating rod, which could result 
in loss of yaw control of the helicopter. See the MCAI for additional 
background information.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    EASA AD 2019-0060 describes procedures for dye penetrant inspecting 
certain TGB actuating rods for a crack, and depending on the inspection 
results, replacing the TGB actuating rod. EASA AD 2019-0060 also 
describes procedures for marking each TGB actuating rod, reporting 
information,

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and for certain helicopters, ensuring the correct interface between 
certain TGB actuating rods and bearings.
    This material is reasonably available because the interested 
parties have access to it through their normal course of business or by 
the means identified in the ADDRESSES section.

FAA's Determination and Requirements of This Proposed AD

    These products have been approved by the aviation authority of 
another country, and are approved for operation in the United States. 
Pursuant to the bilateral agreement with the State of Design Authority, 
the FAA has been notified of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI 
referenced above. The FAA is proposing this AD after evaluating all the 
relevant information and determining the unsafe condition described 
previously is likely to exist or develop in other products of these 
same type designs.

Proposed AD Requirements

    This proposed AD would require accomplishing the actions specified 
in EASA AD 2019-0060, described previously, as incorporated by 
reference, except for any differences identified as exceptions in the 
regulatory text of this proposed AD.

Explanation of Required Compliance Information

    In the FAA's ongoing efforts to improve the efficiency of the AD 
process, the FAA initially worked with Airbus and EASA to develop a 
process to use certain EASA ADs as the primary source of information 
for compliance with requirements for corresponding FAA ADs. The FAA has 
since coordinated with other manufacturers and civil aviation 
authorities (CAAs) to use this process. As a result, EASA AD 2019-0060 
will be incorporated by reference in the FAA final rule. This proposed 
AD would, therefore, require compliance with EASA AD 2019-0060 in its 
entirety, through that incorporation, except for any differences 
identified as exceptions in the regulatory text of this proposed AD. 
Using common terms that are the same as the heading of a particular 
section in the EASA AD does not mean that operators need comply only 
with that section. For example, where the AD requirement refers to 
``all required actions and compliance times,'' compliance with this AD 
requirement is not limited to the section titled ``Required Action(s) 
and Compliance Time(s)'' in the EASA AD. Service information specified 
in EASA AD 2019-0060 that is required for compliance with EASA AD 2019-
0060 will be available on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov 
by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2021-0369 after the FAA 
final rule is published.

Differences Between This Proposed AD and the MCAI

    EASA AD 2019-0060 specifies ``AS350 SB [service bulletin] No. 67.10 
Revision 1'' and ``AS355 SB No. 67.09 Revision 2'' as Airbus 
Helicopters (AH) service bulletins; however this proposed AD identifies 
those service bulletins as Aerospatiale service bulletins.
    EASA AD 2019-0060 specifies the date for ``AS355 SB No. 67.09 
Revision 2,'' as ``March 28, 1989;'' however, this proposed AD 
identifies the date as ``October 1989.''

Part Marking Clarification

    Where paragraph (2) of EASA AD 2019-0060 specifies ``mark each 
affected part (all rods, regardless of the status with respect to the 
dye penetrant inspection),'' this proposed AD would require marking TGB 
actuating rods identified in paragraphs (c)(1) through (9) of this 
proposed AD regardless of their manufacturing date. The manufacturing 
dates in Table 1 of EASA AD 2019-0060 are used only to indicate the 
parts on which the dye penetrant inspection specified in paragraph (1) 
of EASA AD 2019-0060 is done; the manufacturing dates do not impact the 
parts on which the marking specified in paragraph (2) of EASA AD 2019-
006 must be done.

Interim Action

    The FAA considers this proposed AD interim action. If final action 
is later identified, the FAA might consider further rulemaking then.

Costs of Compliance

    The FAA estimates that this proposed AD affects 950 helicopters of 
U.S. registry. The FAA estimates the following costs to comply with 
this proposed AD:

                                     Estimated Costs for Required Actions *
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                                                                                    Cost per       Cost on U.S.
                          Labor cost                              Parts cost        product         operators
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6 work-hours x $85 per hour = $510...........................              $0             $510         $484,500
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* Table does not include estimated costs for reporting.

    The FAA estimates that it would take about 1 hour per product to 
comply with the proposed reporting requirement in this proposed AD. The 
average labor rate is $85 per hour. Based on these figures, the FAA 
estimates the cost of reporting the inspection results on U.S. 
operators to be $80,750, or $85 per product.
    The FAA estimates the following costs to do any necessary on-
condition actions that would be required based on the results of any 
required actions. The FAA has no way of determining the number of 
helicopters that might need these on-condition actions:

                 Estimated Costs of On-Condition Actions
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           Labor cost               Parts cost       Cost per product
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Up to 16 work-hours X $85 per             $2,590  Up to $3,950.
 hour = $1,360.
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Paperwork Reduction Act

    A federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not 
required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to penalty for 
failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the 
requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection of 
information displays a current valid

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OMB control number. The control number for the collection of 
information required by this proposed AD is 2120-0056. The paperwork 
cost associated with this proposed AD has been detailed in the Costs of 
Compliance section of this document and includes time for reviewing 
instructions, as well as completing and reviewing the collection of 
information. Therefore, all reporting associated with this proposed AD 
is mandatory. Comments concerning the accuracy of this burden and 
suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, Federal Aviation Administration, 10101 
Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177-1524.

Authority for This Rulemaking

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

Regulatory Findings

    The FAA determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism 
implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would not 
have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship 
between the national Government and the States, or on the distribution 
of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government.
    For the reasons discussed above, I certify this proposed 
regulation:
    (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive 
Order 12866,
    (2) Would not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and
    (3) Would not have a significant economic impact, positive or 
negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

The Proposed Amendment

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

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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

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


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

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

Airbus Helicopters: Docket No. FAA-2021-0369; Project Identifier 
2019-SW-033-AD.

(a) Comments Due Date

    The FAA must receive comments by July 2, 2021.

(b) Affected Airworthiness Directives (ADs)

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Airbus Helicopters Model AS350B, AS350BA, 
AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, AS350D, AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, 
AS355N, and AS355NP helicopters, certificated in any category, with 
a tail rotor gearbox (TGB) actuating rod identified in paragraphs 
(c)(1) through (9) of this AD installed.
    (1) Part number (P/N) 350A27191000;
    (2) P/N 350A27191001;
    (3) P/N 350A27191002;
    (4) P/N 350A27191003;
    (5) P/N 350A27191004;
    (6) P/N 350A2719100401;
    (7) P/N 350A2719100402;
    (8) P/N 350A27192000; or
    (9) A TGB actuating rod with an unknown part number and serial 
number.

(d) Subject

    Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code: 6720, Tail Rotor 
Control System.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by a report of reduced yaw control, during 
an approach for landing, that resulted from rupture of the TGB 
actuating rod and uncoupling of the steel sleeve from inside the 
external aluminum tube. The FAA is issuing this AD to address 
failure of a TGB actuating rod, which could result in loss of yaw 
control of the helicopter.

(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, European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 
2019-0060, dated March 20, 2019 (EASA AD 2019-0060).

(h) Exceptions to EASA AD 2019-0060

    (1) Where EASA AD 2019-0060 refers to January 3, 2019 (the 
effective date of EASA AD 2018-0287, dated December 20, 2018), or 
its effective date, this AD requires using the effective date of 
this AD.
    (2) Where EASA AD 2019-0060 refers to flight hours (FH), this AD 
requires using hours time-in-service.
    (3) Where paragraph (2) of EASA AD 2019-0060 specifies to mark 
TGB actuating rods, replace the language in paragraph (2) of EASA AD 
2019-0060 that states ``the instructions of section 3 of the 
applicable ASB [alert service bulletin],'' with the applicable 
language specified in paragraphs (h)(3)(i) and (ii) of this AD.
    (i) For P/N 350A2719100402 and parts not included in table 1 of 
EASA AD 2019-0060: ``the instructions for `If only paragraph 
3.B.2.a. was complied with' of paragraph 3.C. of the Accomplishment 
Instructions of the applicable ASB.''
    (ii) For parts included in table 1 of EASA AD 2019-0060: ``the 
instructions for `If paragraph 3.B.2.b. or paragraph 3.B.5. was 
complied with' of paragraph 3.C. of the Accomplishment Instructions 
of the applicable ASB.''
    (4) Where paragraph (2) of EASA AD 2019-0060 specifies ``mark 
each affected part (all rods, regardless of the status with respect 
to the dye penetrant inspection), and each TGB rod having P/N 
350A2719100402,'' for this AD, mark the parts identified in 
paragraphs (c)(1) through (9) of this AD.''
    (5) Where EASA AD 2019-0060 specifies ``AH [Airbus Helicopters] 
AS350 SB [service bulletin] No. 67.10 Revision 1'' and ``AH AS355 SB 
No. 67.09 Revision 2,'' replace the text ``AH'' with 
``Aerospatiale.''
    (6) Where the ``Ref. Publications'' section of EASA AD 2019-0060 
specifies the date for ``AS355 SB No. 67.09 Revision 2,'' replace 
the text ``28 March 1989'' with ``October 1989.''
    (7) Although service information referenced in EASA AD 2019-0060 
specifies to keep parts, this AD does not include that requirement.
    (8) Paragraph (7) of EASA AD 2019-0060 specifies to report 
inspection results to Airbus Helicopters within a certain compliance 
time. For this AD, report inspection results at the applicable time 
specified in paragraph (h)(8)(i) or (ii) of this AD.
    (i) If the inspection was done on or after the effective date of 
this AD: Submit the report within 30 days after the inspection.
    (ii) If the inspection was done before the effective date of 
this AD: Submit the report within 30 days after the effective date 
of this AD.
    (9) For the purposes of this AD, ``CW,'' which is stated in 
Table 1 of EASA AD 2019-0060, is defined as calendar week.
    (10) The ``Remarks'' section of EASA AD 2019-0060 does not apply 
to this AD.

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(i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (1) The Manager, International Validation Branch, FAA, has the 
authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the 
procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, 
send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight 
Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information 
directly to the manager of the International Validation Branch, send 
it to: Manager, International Validation Branch, FAA, 10101 Hillwood 
Pkwy., Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222-5110. Information 
may be emailed to: [email protected].
    (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate 
principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager 
of the local flight standards district office/certificate holding 
district office.

(j) Related Information

    (1) For EASA AD 2019-0060, contact the EASA, Konrad-Adenauer-
Ufer 3, 50668 Cologne, Germany; telephone +49 221 8999 000; email 
[email protected]; internet www.easa.europa.eu. You may find this 
EASA AD on the EASA website at https://ad.easa.europa.eu. You may 
view this material at the FAA, 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. 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-2021-0369.
    (2) For more information about this AD, contact Kathleen 
Arrigotti, Program Manager, Large Aircraft Section, International 
Validation Branch, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, FAA, 2200 
South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone and fax (206) 231-
3218; email [email protected].

    Issued on May 11, 2021.
Ross Landes,
Deputy Director for Regulatory Operations, Compliance & Airworthiness 
Division, Aircraft Certification Service.
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