Airworthiness Directives; CFM International, S.A. Turbofan Engines, 30770-30772 [2021-12137]

Download as PDF 30770 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 110 / Thursday, June 10, 2021 / Rules and Regulations 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 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: ■ 2021–11–13 Bell Textron Canada Limited: Amendment 39–21575; Docket No. FAA–2020–1170; Project Identifier MCAI–2020–00720–R. (a) Applicability This airworthiness directive (AD) applies to Bell Textron Canada Limited (Bell) Model 429 helicopters, certificated in any category, with a Bell Emergency Flotation System (EFS) kit part number (P/N) 429–706–069– 101/–103/–105/–121/–123/–125/–139/–141/– 143/or –157 manufactured before July 2019, with a float supply hose manufactured before January 2014, installed, except for float supply hoses marked with ‘‘SB 025–69–21’’ above the external identification marking. (b) Unsafe Condition This AD defines the unsafe condition as a blocked float supply hose installed on an EFS. This condition could result in partial inflation of an EFS float during an emergency landing on water and subsequently preventing a timely egress from the helicopter. (c) Effective Date This AD is effective July 15, 2021. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES (d) Compliance You are responsible for performing each action required by this AD within the specified compliance time unless it has already been accomplished prior to that time. (e) Required Actions (1) Within 100 hours time-in-service (TIS): (i) Remove each EFS supply hose from the float and inspect each end of the EFS supply hose by inserting a plastic cable tie, 300 mm minimum × 5 mm maximum (11.811 in. minimum × .196 in. maximum), into the holes of the related fitting as shown in Figure 1 of Safran Aerosystems Services Service Bulletin No. 025–69–21, Revision 00, dated March 23, 2020 (SB 025–69–21). Note 1 to paragraph (e)(1)(i): Each end of the supply hose may also be referred to as fitting or banjo. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:59 Jun 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 (ii) If the cable tie does not pass through the hose, before further flight, remove the EFS supply hose from service and replace it with an airworthy part. (iii) If the cable tie passes through the supply hose, mark a green dot with indelible ink on the base of the supply hose and write ‘‘SB 025–69–21’’ above the external identification marking of the EFS with indelible ink. (2) As of the effective date of this AD, do not install an EFS supply hose manufactured before January 2014 on any helicopter unless the requirements in paragraph (e)(1) of this AD have been completed. (f) 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 the attention of the person identified in paragraph (g)(1) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9-AVS-AIR730-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. (g) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Matt Fuller, AD Program Manager, Operational Safety Branch, Airworthiness Products Section, General Aviation & Rotorcraft Unit, FAA, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy., Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone 817–222– 5110; email matthew.fuller@faa.gov. (2) The subject of this AD is addressed in Transport Canada AD CF–2020–212R1, dated August 19, 2020. You may view the Transport Canada AD on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov in Docket No. FAA–2020–1170. (h) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference 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 the AD specifies otherwise. (i) Safran Aerosystems Services Service Bulletin No. 025–69–21, Revision 00, dated March 23, 2020 (SB 025–69–21). Note 2 to paragraph (h)(2)(i): SB 025–69– 21 is attached to Bell Alert Service Bulletin No. 429–20–52, dated March 30, 2020, which is not incorporated by reference in this AD. (ii) [Reserved] (3) As the design approval holder for the product identified in paragraph (a) of this AD, contact Bell Textron Canada Limited for the Safran Aerosystems Services service information identified in this AD, at Bell Textron Canada Limited, 12,800 Rue de l’Avenir, Mirabel, Quebec J7J1R4; telephone 450–437–2862 or 800–363–8023; fax 450– PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 433–0272; or at https:// www.bellcustomer.com. (4) You may view this service information 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. (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, email: fedreg.legal@nara.gov, or go to: https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. Issued on May 18, 2021. Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2021–12042 Filed 6–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0187; Project Identifier AD–2020–01664–E; Amendment 39–21583; AD 2021–11–21] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; CFM International, S.A. Turbofan Engines Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain CFM International, S.A. (CFM) LEAP– 1A model turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by a report of a manufacturing quality escape found during an inspection of a high-pressure turbine (HPT) case. This AD requires the removal from service of the affected HPT case. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective July 15, 2021. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of July 15, 2021. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, contact CFM International, S.A., Aviation Operations Center, 1 Neumann Way, M/D Room 285, Cincinnati, OH 45125; phone: (877) 432–3272; email: aviation.fleetsupport@ge.com. You may view this service information at the FAA, Airworthiness Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 1200 District SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10JNR1.SGM 10JNR1 30771 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 110 / Thursday, June 10, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (781) 238– 7759. It is also available at https:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2021– 0187. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2021–0187; 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: Christopher McGuire, Aviation Safety Engineer, ECO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington MA 01803; phone: (781) 238–7120; fax: (781) 238– 7199; email: Chris.McGuire@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Conclusion The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to certain CFM LEAP–1A23, LEAP–1A24, LEAP–1A24E1, LEAP– 1A26, LEAP–1A26CJ, LEAP–1A26E1, LEAP–1A29, LEAP–1A29CJ, LEAP– 1A30, LEAP–1A32, LEAP–1A33, LEAP– 1A33B2, and LEAP–1A35A model turbofan engines. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on March 23, 2021 (86 FR 15443). The NPRM was prompted by a report of a manufacturing quality escape found during an inspection of an HPT case. In the NPRM, the FAA proposed to require the removal from service of the affected HPT case. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. The FAA reviewed the relevant data and determined that air safety requires adopting this AD as proposed. Accordingly, the FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is adopted as proposed in the NPRM. Discussion of Final Airworthiness Directive Costs of Compliance Comments The FAA received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of the costs. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 The FAA reviewed CFM Service Bulletin (SB) LEAP–1A–72–00–0421– 01A–930A–D, Issue 001, dated October 22, 2020. This SB specifies procedures for replacing the affected HPT cases. This service information is reasonably available because the interested parties have access to it through their normal course of business or by the means identified in ADDRESSES. The FAA estimates that this AD affects 8 engines installed on airplanes of U.S. registry. The FAA estimates the following costs to comply with this AD: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES ESTIMATED COSTS Action Labor cost Remove and replace the HPT case ............... 1 work-hour × $85 per hour = $85 ................. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:59 Jun 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 Parts cost 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 (3) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. The Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 $217,600 Cost per product Cost on U.S. operators $217,685 $1,741,480 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: ■ 2021–11–21 CFM International, S.A.: Amendment 39–21583; Docket No. FAA–2021–0187; Project Identifier AD– 2020–01664–E. (a) Effective Date This airworthiness directive (AD) is effective July 15, 2021. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to CFM International, S.A. (CFM) LEAP–1A23, LEAP–1A24, LEAP– 1A24E1, LEAP–1A26, LEAP–1A26CJ, LEAP– 1A26E1, LEAP–1A29, LEAP–1A29CJ, LEAP– 1A30, LEAP–1A32, LEAP–1A33, LEAP– 1A33B2, and LEAP–1A35A model turbofan engines, with a high-pressure turbine (HPT) case, part number (P/N) 2668M94G01, that E:\FR\FM\10JNR1.SGM 10JNR1 30772 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 110 / Thursday, June 10, 2021 / Rules and Regulations contains a stage 7 port, P/N 2614M30P01, with a port casting serial number (S/N) listed in Table 1 in Planning Information, Paragraph 3.A., of CFM Service Bulletin (SB) LEAP–1A–72–00–0421–01A–930A–D, Issue 001, dated October 22, 2020. (d) Subject Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 7250, Turbine Section. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by a report of a manufacturing quality escape found during inspection of an HPT case. The FAA is issuing this AD to prevent failure of the HPT case. The unsafe condition, if not addressed, could result in failure of the HPT case, uncontained rotor release, damage to the engine, and damage to the airplane. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Required Actions Before the HPT case exceeds the cycles since new limit in Table 1, Planning Information, Paragraph 3.A., of CFM SB LEAP–1A–72–00–0421–01A–930A–D, Issue 001, dated October 22, 2020, or during the next piece part exposure, whichever occurs first after the effective date of this AD, remove the affected HPT case from service and replace with a part eligible for installation. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES (h) Definitions For the purpose of this AD: (1) A part eligible for installation is an HPT case, P/N 2668M94G01, that contains a stage 7 port, P/N 2614M30P01, with an S/N that is not listed in Table 1 in Planning Information, Paragraph 3.A., of CFM SB LEAP–1A–72–00–0421–01A–930A–D, Issue 001, dated October 22, 2020. (2) Piece-part exposure is when the HPT case is removed from the engine and fully disassembled. (i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, ECO Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the certification office, send it to the attention of the person identified in Related Information. You may email your request to: ANE-AD-AMOC@ faa.gov. (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. (j) Related Information For more information about this AD, contact Christopher McGuire, Aviation Safety Engineer, ECO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: (781) 238–7120; fax: (781) 238–7199; email: Chris.McGuire@faa.gov. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:59 Jun 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 (k) 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 the AD specifies otherwise. (i) CFM Service Bulletin LEAP–1A–72–00– 0421–01A–930A–D, Issue 001, dated October 22, 2020. (ii) [Reserved] (3) For CFM service information identified in this AD, contact CFM International, S.A., Aviation Operations Center, 1 Neumann Way, M/D Room 285, Cincinnati, OH 45125; phone: (877) 432–3272; email: aviation.fleetsupport@ge.com. (4) You may view this service information at FAA, Airworthiness Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (781) 238–7759. (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, email: fedreg.legal@nara.gov, or go to: https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. Issued on May 21, 2021. Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2021–12137 Filed 6–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration 21 CFR Part 1308 [Docket No. DEA–715] Schedules of Controlled Substances: Placement of Oliceridine in Schedule II Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This final rule adopts, with a change as mentioned below, an interim final rule with request for comments published in the Federal Register on October 30, 2020, placing oliceridine, N[(3-methoxythiophen-2-yl)methyl]({2[(9R)-9-(pyridin-2-yl)-6oxaspiro[4.5]decan-9-yl]ethyl})amine fumarate, including its isomers, esters, ethers, salts and salts of isomers, esters and ethers whenever the existence of such isomers, esters, ethers and salts is possible, in schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act. In response to an error in the chemical name of oliceridine as noted by one of the commenters to the interim final rule, the Drug Enforcement SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Administration makes a correction to the above mentioned chemical name of oliceridine by removing the word ‘‘fumarate’’ to read as N-[(3methoxythiophen-2-yl)methyl]({2-[(9R)9-(pyridin-2-yl)-6-oxaspiro[4.5]decan-9yl]ethyl}amine. This change clarifies the control of oliceridine free base and its salts, to include the fumarate salt, by definition. DATES: Effective July 12, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Terrence L. Boos, Drug and Chemical Evaluation Section, Diversion Control Division, Drug Enforcement Administration; Telephone: (571) 362– 3249. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background and Legal Authority On October 30, 2020, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 811(j), published an interim final rule (IFR) to place oliceridine (including its isomers, esters, ethers, salts and salts of isomers, esters and ethers whenever the existence of such isomers, esters, ethers and salts is possible), a medication approved recently by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for medical use as an intravenous drug for the management of acute pain severe enough to require an intravenous opioid analgesic and for patients for whom alternative treatments are inadequate, in schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). 85 FR 68749. The IFR provided an opportunity for interested persons to submit comments, as well as file a request for hearing or waiver of hearing, on or before November 30, 2020. DEA received three comments and did not receive any requests for hearing or waiver of hearing. Comments Received In response to the IFR, DEA received three comments. The submissions were from individuals or anonymous commenters. One commenter suggested that oliceridine be placed in schedule III rather than schedule II, one commenter had a statement on the controlled name, and the third commenter discussed another substance entirely that was unrelated to oliceridine. As such, the third comment was outside the scope of this current scheduling action. Comment: One commenter suggested that oliceridine be placed in schedule III of the CSA, rather than schedule II. The commenter mentioned that placement of oliceridine in schedule II will limit its medical applications and limit access to the drug due to schedule II manufacturing quotas. The commenter stated that oliceridine has the potential E:\FR\FM\10JNR1.SGM 10JNR1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 110 (Thursday, June 10, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2021-0187; Project Identifier AD-2020-01664-E; 
Amendment 39-21583; AD 2021-11-21]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; CFM International, S.A. Turbofan 
Engines

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for 
certain CFM International, S.A. (CFM) LEAP-1A model turbofan engines. 
This AD was prompted by a report of a manufacturing quality escape 
found during an inspection of a high-pressure turbine (HPT) case. This 
AD requires the removal from service of the affected HPT case. The FAA 
is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: This AD is effective July 15, 2021.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of July 15, 
2021.

ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, 
contact CFM International, S.A., Aviation Operations Center, 1 Neumann 
Way, M/D Room 285, Cincinnati, OH 45125; phone: (877) 432-3272; email: 
[email protected]. You may view this service information at 
the FAA, Airworthiness Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 
1200 District

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Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803. For information on the availability of 
this material at the FAA, call (781) 238-7759. It is also available at 
https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. 
FAA-2021-0187.

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket at https://www.regulations.gov by 
searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2021-0187; 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: Christopher McGuire, Aviation Safety 
Engineer, ECO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington MA 01803; 
phone: (781) 238-7120; fax: (781) 238-7199; email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 
CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to certain CFM LEAP-1A23, 
LEAP-1A24, LEAP-1A24E1, LEAP-1A26, LEAP-1A26CJ, LEAP-1A26E1, LEAP-1A29, 
LEAP-1A29CJ, LEAP-1A30, LEAP-1A32, LEAP-1A33, LEAP-1A33B2, and LEAP-
1A35A model turbofan engines. The NPRM published in the Federal 
Register on March 23, 2021 (86 FR 15443). The NPRM was prompted by a 
report of a manufacturing quality escape found during an inspection of 
an HPT case. In the NPRM, the FAA proposed to require the removal from 
service of the affected HPT case. The FAA is issuing this AD to address 
the unsafe condition on these products.

Discussion of Final Airworthiness Directive

Comments

    The FAA received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of 
the costs.

Conclusion

    The FAA reviewed the relevant data and determined that air safety 
requires adopting this AD as proposed. Accordingly, the FAA is issuing 
this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is 
adopted as proposed in the NPRM.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    The FAA reviewed CFM Service Bulletin (SB) LEAP-1A-72-00-0421-01A-
930A-D, Issue 001, dated October 22, 2020. This SB specifies procedures 
for replacing the affected HPT cases. This service information is 
reasonably available because the interested parties have access to it 
through their normal course of business or by the means identified in 
ADDRESSES.

Costs of Compliance

    The FAA estimates that this AD affects 8 engines installed on 
airplanes of U.S. registry.
    The FAA estimates the following costs to comply with this AD:

                                                 Estimated Costs
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                                                                                     Cost per      Cost on U.S.
                Action                         Labor cost           Parts cost        product        operators
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Remove and replace the HPT case.......  1 work-hour x $85 per           $217,600        $217,685      $1,741,480
                                         hour = $85.
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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
    (3) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or 
negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

The Amendment

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

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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

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


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

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

2021-11-21 CFM International, S.A.: Amendment 39-21583; Docket No. 
FAA-2021-0187; Project Identifier AD-2020-01664-E.

(a) Effective Date

    This airworthiness directive (AD) is effective July 15, 2021.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to CFM International, S.A. (CFM) LEAP-1A23, 
LEAP-1A24, LEAP-1A24E1, LEAP-1A26, LEAP-1A26CJ, LEAP-1A26E1, LEAP-
1A29, LEAP-1A29CJ, LEAP-1A30, LEAP-1A32, LEAP-1A33, LEAP-1A33B2, and 
LEAP-1A35A model turbofan engines, with a high-pressure turbine 
(HPT) case, part number (P/N) 2668M94G01, that

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contains a stage 7 port, P/N 2614M30P01, with a port casting serial 
number (S/N) listed in Table 1 in Planning Information, Paragraph 
3.A., of CFM Service Bulletin (SB) LEAP-1A-72-00-0421-01A-930A-D, 
Issue 001, dated October 22, 2020.

(d) Subject

    Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 7250, Turbine 
Section.

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by a report of a manufacturing quality 
escape found during inspection of an HPT case. The FAA is issuing 
this AD to prevent failure of the HPT case. The unsafe condition, if 
not addressed, could result in failure of the HPT case, uncontained 
rotor release, damage to the engine, and damage to the airplane.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Required Actions

    Before the HPT case exceeds the cycles since new limit in Table 
1, Planning Information, Paragraph 3.A., of CFM SB LEAP-1A-72-00-
0421-01A-930A-D, Issue 001, dated October 22, 2020, or during the 
next piece part exposure, whichever occurs first after the effective 
date of this AD, remove the affected HPT case from service and 
replace with a part eligible for installation.

(h) Definitions

    For the purpose of this AD:
    (1) A part eligible for installation is an HPT case, P/N 
2668M94G01, that contains a stage 7 port, P/N 2614M30P01, with an S/
N that is not listed in Table 1 in Planning Information, Paragraph 
3.A., of CFM SB LEAP-1A-72-00-0421-01A-930A-D, Issue 001, dated 
October 22, 2020.
    (2) Piece-part exposure is when the HPT case is removed from the 
engine and fully disassembled.

(i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (1) The Manager, ECO Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve 
AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 
39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your 
principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as 
appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the 
certification office, send it to the attention of the person 
identified in Related Information. You may email your request 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

    For more information about this AD, contact Christopher McGuire, 
Aviation Safety Engineer, ECO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, 
Burlington, MA 01803; phone: (781) 238-7120; fax: (781) 238-7199; 
email: [email protected].

(k) 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 the AD specifies otherwise.
    (i) CFM Service Bulletin LEAP-1A-72-00-0421-01A-930A-D, Issue 
001, dated October 22, 2020.
    (ii) [Reserved]
    (3) For CFM service information identified in this AD, contact 
CFM International, S.A., Aviation Operations Center, 1 Neumann Way, 
M/D Room 285, Cincinnati, OH 45125; phone: (877) 432-3272; email: 
[email protected].
    (4) You may view this service information at FAA, Airworthiness 
Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 1200 District Avenue, 
Burlington, MA 01803. For information on the availability of this 
material at the FAA, call (781) 238-7759.
    (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated 
by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration 
(NARA). For information on the availability of this material at 
NARA, email: [email protected], or go to: https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

    Issued on May 21, 2021.
Lance T. Gant,
Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-12137 Filed 6-9-21; 8:45 am]
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