Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters (Type Certificate Previously Held by Eurocopter France) Helicopters, 37231-37234 [2021-15020]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 133 / Thursday, July 15, 2021 / Rules and Regulations email: fedreg.legal@nara.gov, or go to: https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. Issued on July 9, 2021. Gaetano A. Sciortino, Deputy Director for Strategic Initiatives, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2021–15041 Filed 7–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0340; Project Identifier MCAI–2020–01638–R; Amendment 39–21634; AD 2021–14–07] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters (Type Certificate Previously Held by Eurocopter France) Helicopters Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2003–25– 01 which applied to certain Eurocopter France (now Airbus Helicopters) Models AS332C, AS332C1, AS332L, AS332L1, AS350B, AS350BA, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, AS350D, AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, and AS355N helicopters. AD 2003–25–01 required modifying and re-identifying the hoist operator control unit and replacing certain fuses. This AD was prompted by the identification of multiple errors in the applicable service information for the AS350-series and AS355-series helicopters and of other needed changes. This AD retains certain requirements of AD 2003–25–01, revises the applicability, and requires using corrected service information. This AD also requires reporting certain information and prohibits the installation of an affected hoist until the required actions are accomplished. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective August 19, 2021. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of August 19, 2021. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain other publication listed in this AD as of January 20, 2004 (68 FR 69596, December 15, 2003). khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:50 Jul 14, 2021 Jkt 253001 For service information identified in this final rule, contact Airbus Helicopters, 2701 North Forum Drive, Grand Prairie, TX 75052; telephone (972) 641–0000 or (800) 232– 0323; fax (972) 641–3775; or at https:// www.airbus.com/helicopters/services/ technical-support.html. 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. Service information that is incorporated by reference is also available at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2021–0340. ADDRESSES: Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2021–0340; 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, the Direction Generale De L’Aviation Civile (DGAC) AD, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, 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: Hal Jensen, Aerospace Engineer, Operational Safety Branch, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, FAA, 950 L’Enfant Plaza N SW, Washington, DC 20024; telephone (202) 267–9167; email hal.jensen@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to supersede AD 2003–25–01, Amendment 39–13384 (68 FR 69596, December 15, 2003) (AD 2003–25–01), for Eurocopter France (now Airbus Helicopters) Model AS332C, C1, L, and L1, AS350B, BA, B1, B2, B3, and D, and AS355E, F, F1, F2, and N helicopters with a Breeze 300 pound electric hoist (hoist) and hoist operator control unit 26M part number (P/N) 350A63–1136– 00 or 350A63–1136–01, and hoist electric box 91M P/N 332A67–2875–00, installed. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on April 28, 2021 (86 FR 22363). In the NPRM, the FAA proposed to require modifying and reidentifying the hoist operator control unit, replacing the fuses, and PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 37231 performing a functional test of the hoist operation and the emergency jettison controls. The NPRM also proposed to require reporting certain information and prohibit the installation of an affected hoist until the required actions are accomplished. The NPRM was prompted by EASA AD 2019–0228, dated September 12, 2019 (EASA AD 2019–0228) to supersede DGAC AD 2002–585(A), dated November 27, 2002 (DGAC AD 2002–585(A)), issued by DGAC, which is the aviation authority for France. EASA, which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Union, issued EASA AD 2019–0228 to correct an unsafe condition for Airbus Helicopters (AH), formerly Eurocopter, Eurocopter France, Aerospatiale 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, and AS 355 N helicopters. EASA advises that Airbus Helicopters identified translation errors in the service information required for compliance by DGAC AD 2002–585(A). Airbus Helicopters was also informed that there could be helicopters modified by that service information with incorrect installations. Prompted by these findings, Airbus Helicopters revised the related service information. Therefore, EASA issued EASA AD 2019–0228 to require modifying and reidentifying the hoist operator control unit, replacing the fuses, and performing a functional test of the hoist operation and the emergency jettison controls as intended by DGAC AD 2002–585(A) with the revised service information. EASA AD 2019–0228 also requires reporting certain information to Airbus Helicopters and prohibits the installation of an affected part on any helicopter unless it has been modified. The NPRM also retains the requirements from AD 2003–25–01 for Model AS332C, C1, L, and L1 helicopters with a certain hoist and hoist box installed, based on DGAC AD 2002–584(A), dated November 27, 2002. Additionally, since the FAA issued AD 2003–25–01, the FAA discovered that the applicability needed to be revised. This AD revises the applicability by distinguishing the hoist box installations by P/N, clarifying that Airbus Helicopters service information refers to a hoist box as a hoist operator’s control unit, adding TRW, Lucas, and Air Equipement hoists for affected Model AS350-series and AS355-series helicopters, and adding an exception for affected helicopters to exclude those with a certain modification (MOD) installed. E:\FR\FM\15JYR1.SGM 15JYR1 37232 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 133 / Thursday, July 15, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Lastly, since the FAA issued AD 2003–25–01, Eurocopter France changed its name to Airbus Helicopters. This AD reflects that change and updates the contact information to obtain service documentation. Discussion of Final Airworthiness Directive Comments The FAA received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of the costs. Conclusion These helicopters have been approved by both the authority of France and EASA and are approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant to the FAA’s bilateral agreement with France and the European Union, DGAC and EASA have notified the FAA about the unsafe condition described in the ADs issued by each authority. 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 helicopters. With the exception of the minor editorial change of adding, ‘‘With a’’ in paragraph (c)(1)(ii) of this AD, this AD is adopted as proposed in the NPRM. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 The FAA reviewed Airbus Helicopters Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) No. 25.00.71, Revision 2, dated May 14, 2019 (ASB 25.00.71 Rev 2), Airbus Helicopters ASB No. 25.00.79, Revision 3, dated September 24, 2019 (ASB 25.00.79 Rev 3), and Eurocopter ASB No. 25.01.18, dated November 12, 2002 (ASB 25.01.18). ASB 25.00.71 Rev 2 applies to Model AS355-series helicopters, ASB 25.00.79 Rev 3 applies to Model AS350-series helicopters, and ASB 25.01.18 applies to Model AS332series helicopters. ASB 25.00.71 Rev 2 and ASB 25.00.79 Rev 3 specify procedures to install MOD 07 3190, which consists of eliminating resistor 27M in the hoist operator’s control unit 26M and replacing the 2.5A quickresponse fuses on the Honeywell unit at 30 alpha or 21 delta for Model AS350series helicopters or on the distribution panel 10 alpha for Model 355-series helicopters. ASB 25.00.71 Rev 2 and ASB 25.00.79 Rev 3 also specify reporting certain information to Airbus Helicopters. ASB 25.01.18 specifies procedures to install MOD 332PCS 78 288, which consists of eliminating resistor 81M in hoist box 91M and reidentifying the hoist box as 332P67– 2894–01, –02, –03, or –04, depending on VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:50 Jul 14, 2021 Jkt 253001 which electrical wiring assembly is installed in the helicopter. This service information is reasonably available because the interested parties have access to it through their normal course of business or by the means identified in the ADDRESSES section. Other Related Service Information The FAA also reviewed Airbus Helicopters ASB No. 25.00.71, Revision 1, dated May 21, 2014 (ASB 25.00.71 Rev 1), and ASB No. 25.00.79, Revision 1, dated May 21, 2014 (ASB 25.00.79 Rev 1) and Revision 2 (ASB 25.00.79 Rev 2), dated May 14, 2019. ASB 25.00.71 Rev 1 specifies the same actions as ASB 25.00.71 Rev 2, except ASB 25.00.71 Rev 2 provides a reminder that MOD 07 3190 is mandatory and adds a reporting response form. ASB 25.00.79 Rev 1 and ASB 25.00.79 Rev 2 specify the same actions as ASB 25.00.79 Rev 3, except ASB 25.00.79 Rev 2 provides a reminder that MOD 07 3190 is mandatory and adds a reporting response form and ASB 25.00.79 Rev 3 adds Model AS350L1 to the effectivity. Differences Between This AD and the EASA AD EASA AD 2019–0228 applies to Model AS350BB helicopters, whereas this AD does not because that model is not FAA type-certificated. EASA AD 2019–0228 requires modifying affected parts within 100 flight hours or 2 months, whichever occurs first, whereas this AD requires these actions before next flight involving a hoist operation for Model AS350-series and AS355series helicopters instead. Costs of Compliance The FAA estimates that this AD affects up to 977 helicopters of U.S. Registry. Labor rates are estimated at $85 per work-hour. Based on these numbers, the FAA estimates that operators may incur the following costs in order to comply with this AD. Modifying and re-identifying the hoist operator control unit, replacing the fuses, and functionally testing the hoist operation and the emergency jettison controls takes about 4 work hours and parts cost about $20 for an estimated cost of $360 per helicopter and up to $351,720 for the U.S. fleet. For Model AS350-series and AS355series helicopters, reporting information takes about 1 work-hour for an estimated cost of $85 per helicopter and up to $82,195 for the U.S. fleet. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 to a 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 currently valid OMB Control Number. The OMB Control Number for this information collection is 2120–0056. Public reporting for this collection of information is estimated to take approximately 1 hour per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. All responses to this collection of information are mandatory. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden 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 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\15JYR1.SGM 15JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 133 / Thursday, July 15, 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. 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: ■ [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by: a. Removing Airworthiness Directive 2003–25–01, Amendment 39–13384 (68 FR 69596, December 15, 2003); and ■ b. Adding the following new airworthiness directive: ■ ■ 2021–14–07 Airbus Helicopters (Type Certificate Previously Held by Eurocopter France): Amendment 39– 21634; Docket No. FAA–2021–0340; Project Identifier MCAI–2020–01638–R. (a) Effective Date This airworthiness directive (AD) is effective August 19, 2021. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES (b) Affected ADs This AD replaces AD 2003–25–01, Amendment 39–13384 (68 FR 69596, December 15, 2003) (AD 2003–25–01). (c) Applicability This AD applies to: (1) Airbus Helicopters (type certificate previously held by Eurocopter France) Model AS332C, AS332C1, AS332L, and AS332L1 helicopters, certificated in any category, as follows: (i) With a Breeze 300 pound electric hoist (hoist) installed, (ii) With a hoist box 91M part number (P/ N) 332A67–2875–00 installed, and (iii) Without Eurocopter modification (MOD) 332PCS 78 288, specified in Eurocopter Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) No. 25.01.18 dated November 12, 2002 (ASB No. 25.01.18) installed. (2) Airbus Helicopters (type certificate previously held by Eurocopter France) Model AS350B, AS350BA, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, AS350D, AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, and AS355N helicopters, certificated in any category, as follows: (i) With a Breeze, TRW, Lucas, or Air Equipement 300 pound hoist installed, (ii) With a hoist box 26M P/N 350A63– 1136–00 (AS350-series) or 350A63–1136–01 (AS355-series) installed, and VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:50 Jul 14, 2021 Jkt 253001 (d) Subject Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 2500, Cabin Equipment/Furnishings. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by a test of a hoist that revealed an anomaly in the electrical control circuit. The FAA is issuing this AD to prevent failure of the hoist pyrotechnic squib electrical control unit. Lack of adequate current to activate the hoist pyrotechnic squib prohibits the ability of the pilot to cut the rescue hoist cable in the event of cable entanglement or other emergency. The unsafe condition, if not addressed, could result in subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. (f) Compliance Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 (iii) Without Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter) MOD 07 3190 installed. Note 1 to paragraph (c)(2): Airbus Helicopters service information refers to a hoist box as a hoist operator’s control unit. Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Required Actions (1) For Model AS332C, AS332C1, AS332L, and AS332L1 helicopters identified in paragraph (c) of this AD, within 100 hours time-in-service or within 2 months, whichever occurs first from January 20, 2004 (the effective date of AD 2003–25–01), modify and re-identify the hoist operator control unit, replace the fuses, and functionally test the hoist operation and the emergency jettison controls in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions, paragraph 2.B., Operational Procedure, of Eurocopter ASB No. 25.01.18. (2) For Model AS350B, AS350BA, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, AS350D, AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, and AS355N helicopters identified in paragraph (c) of this AD: (i) Before next flight involving a hoist operation after the effective date of this AD, modify and re-identify the hoist operator control unit, replace the fuses, and functionally test the hoist operation and the emergency jettison controls in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions, paragraph 2.B., Operational Procedure, of Airbus Helicopters ASB No. 25.00.71, Revision 2, dated May 14, 2019 (ASB 25.00.71 Rev 2), or Airbus Helicopters ASB No. 25.00.79, Revision 3, dated September 24, 2019 (ASB 25.00.79 Rev 3), as applicable to your model helicopter. (ii) Within 30 days after accomplishing the actions required by paragraph (g)(2)(i) of this AD, report the information in Appendix 4.A. of ASB 25.00.71 Rev 2 or ASB 25.00.79 Rev 3, as applicable to your model helicopter, by email to support.technical-avionics.ah@ airbus.com. (3) As of the effective date of this AD, do not install a Breeze, TRW, Lucas, or Air Equipement 300 pound hoist identified in paragraphs (c)(1) or (2) of this AD unless the actions required by paragraphs (g)(1) or (2) have been accomplished, as applicable to your model helicopter. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 37233 (h) Credit for Previous Actions Actions accomplished before the effective date of this AD by following the procedures in Airbus Helicopters ASB No. 25.00.71, Revision 1, dated May 21, 2014, or ASB No. 25.00.79, Revision 1, dated May 21, 2014 or Revision 2, dated May 14, 2019, as applicable to your model helicopter, are considered acceptable for compliance with the corresponding actions required in paragraph (g)(2)(i) of this AD. If you take credit, you must also accomplish the actions required by paragraph (g)(2)(ii) of this AD within 30 days after the effective date of this AD. (i) Special Flight Permits Special flight permits are prohibited for use of a Breeze, TRW, Lucas, or Air Equipement 300 pound hoist identified in paragraphs (c)(1) or (2) of this AD. (j) 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 (k)(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. (k) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Hal Jensen, Aerospace Engineer, Operational Safety Branch, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, FAA, 950 L’Enfant Plaza N SW, Washington, DC 20024; telephone (202) 267–9167; email hal.jensen@ faa.gov. (2) Airbus Helicopters ASB No. 25.00.71, Revision 1, dated May 21, 2014, and Airbus Helicopters ASB No. 25.00.79, Revision 1, dated May 21, 2014 and Revision 2, dated May 14, 2019, which are not incorporated by reference, contain additional information about the subject of this AD. This service information is available at the contact information specified in paragraphs (l)(5) and (6) of this AD. (3) The subject of this AD is addressed in Direction Generale De L’Aviation Civile (DGAC) AD 2002–584(A), dated November 27, 2002, and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2019–0228, dated September 12, 2019. You may view the DGAC and EASA ADs at https:// www.regulations.gov in Docket No. FAA– 2021–0340. (l) 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. E:\FR\FM\15JYR1.SGM 15JYR1 37234 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 133 / Thursday, July 15, 2021 / Rules and Regulations (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (3) The following service information was approved for IBR on August 19, 2021. (i) Airbus Helicopters Alert Service Bulletin No. 25.00.71, Revision 2, dated May 14, 2019. (ii) Airbus Helicopters Alert Service Bulletin No. 25.00.79, Revision 3, dated September 24, 2019. (4) The following service information was approved for IBR on January 20, 2004 (68 FR 69596, December 15, 2003). (i) Eurocopter Alert Service Bulletin No. 25.01.18, dated November 12, 2002. (ii) [Reserved] (5) For Airbus Helicopters and Eurocopter service information identified in this AD, contact Airbus Helicopters, 2701 North Forum Drive, Grand Prairie, TX 75052; telephone (972) 641–0000 or (800) 232–0323; fax (972) 641–3775; or at https:// www.airbus.com/helicopters/services/ technical-support.html. (6) 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. (7) 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 July 9, 2021. Gaetano A. Sciortino, Deputy Director for Strategic Initiatives, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2021–15020 Filed 7–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0292; Airspace Docket No. 21–AGL–22] RIN 2120–AA66 Establishment and Modification of Class E Airspace; Williston Basin, ND Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES AGENCY: This action establishes a Class E airspace area, designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area, at Williston Basin International Airport, Williston, ND. This action also modifies the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. The airspace modifications support the SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:50 Jul 14, 2021 Jkt 253001 establishment of new instrument procedures for runways 04 and 22. This action also updates the geographic coordinates in the Class E2 and Class E5 text headers. The airspace supports instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, October 7, 2021. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 1 CFR part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments. ADDRESSES: 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: Matthew Van Der Wal, Federal Aviation Administration, Western Service Center, Operations Support Group, 2200 S 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone (206) 231–3695. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority for This Rulemaking The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. 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. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it establishes Class E and modifies Class E airspace at Williston Basin International Airport, Williston, ND, to ensure the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (86 FR 21672; April 23, 2021) PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 for Docket No. FAA–2021–0292 to modify the Class E airspace at Williston Basin International Airport, Williston, ND. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. After the publication of the NPRM, the FAA determined that Class E4 airspace should be established versus modifying the Class E2 airspace. This action corrects the NPRM by establishing Class E4 airspace. This airspace area is designed to contain IFR aircraft descending below 1,000 feet above the surface on the VOR RWY 22 approach. The new Class E4 area is identical to the Class E2 modification that was proposed in the NPRM. The airspace is described as ‘‘That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2.4 miles each side of the 045° bearing from the airport, extending from the Class E2’s 4.2-mile radius to 6.8 miles northeast of the airport.’’ Class E2, E4, and E5 airspace designations are published in paragraphs 6002, 6004, and 6005 of FAA Order 7400.11E, dated July 21, 2020, and effective September 15, 2020, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order 7400.11E, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated July 21, 2020, and effective September 15, 2020. FAA Order 7400.11E is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11E lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Rule This amendment to 14 CFR part 71 establishes a Class E airspace area, designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area, at Williston Basin International Airport, Williston, ND. This airspace area is established northeast of the airport and is designed to contain arriving IFR aircraft descending below 1,000 feet above the surface on the VOR RWY 22 approach. Additionally, this action modifies the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. This airspace is designed to contain arriving IFR aircraft descending below 1,500 feet above the surface and departing IFR aircraft until reaching 1,200 feet above the surface. An area northeast and E:\FR\FM\15JYR1.SGM 15JYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 133 (Thursday, July 15, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2021-0340; Project Identifier MCAI-2020-01638-R; 
Amendment 39-21634; AD 2021-14-07]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters (Type Certificate 
Previously Held by Eurocopter France) Helicopters

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2003-25-01 
which applied to certain Eurocopter France (now Airbus Helicopters) 
Models AS332C, AS332C1, AS332L, AS332L1, AS350B, AS350BA, AS350B1, 
AS350B2, AS350B3, AS350D, AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, and AS355N 
helicopters. AD 2003-25-01 required modifying and re-identifying the 
hoist operator control unit and replacing certain fuses. This AD was 
prompted by the identification of multiple errors in the applicable 
service information for the AS350-series and AS355-series helicopters 
and of other needed changes. This AD retains certain requirements of AD 
2003-25-01, revises the applicability, and requires using corrected 
service information. This AD also requires reporting certain 
information and prohibits the installation of an affected hoist until 
the required actions are accomplished. The FAA is issuing this AD to 
address the unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: This AD is effective August 19, 2021.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of August 19, 
2021.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain other publication listed in this AD as of 
January 20, 2004 (68 FR 69596, December 15, 2003).

ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, 
contact Airbus Helicopters, 2701 North Forum Drive, Grand Prairie, TX 
75052; telephone (972) 641-0000 or (800) 232-0323; fax (972) 641-3775; 
or at https://www.airbus.com/helicopters/services/technical-support.html. 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. Service information that 
is incorporated by reference is also available at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2021-
0340.

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket at https://www.regulations.gov by 
searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2021-0340; 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, the 
Direction Generale De L'Aviation Civile (DGAC) AD, the European Union 
Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, 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: Hal Jensen, Aerospace Engineer, 
Operational Safety Branch, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, FAA, 
950 L'Enfant Plaza N SW, Washington, DC 20024; telephone (202) 267-
9167; email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 
CFR part 39 to supersede AD 2003-25-01, Amendment 39-13384 (68 FR 
69596, December 15, 2003) (AD 2003-25-01), for Eurocopter France (now 
Airbus Helicopters) Model AS332C, C1, L, and L1, AS350B, BA, B1, B2, 
B3, and D, and AS355E, F, F1, F2, and N helicopters with a Breeze 300 
pound electric hoist (hoist) and hoist operator control unit 26M part 
number (P/N) 350A63-1136-00 or 350A63-1136-01, and hoist electric box 
91M P/N 332A67-2875-00, installed. The NPRM published in the Federal 
Register on April 28, 2021 (86 FR 22363). In the NPRM, the FAA proposed 
to require modifying and re-identifying the hoist operator control 
unit, replacing the fuses, and performing a functional test of the 
hoist operation and the emergency jettison controls. The NPRM also 
proposed to require reporting certain information and prohibit the 
installation of an affected hoist until the required actions are 
accomplished.
    The NPRM was prompted by EASA AD 2019-0228, dated September 12, 
2019 (EASA AD 2019-0228) to supersede DGAC AD 2002-585(A), dated 
November 27, 2002 (DGAC AD 2002-585(A)), issued by DGAC, which is the 
aviation authority for France. EASA, which is the Technical Agent for 
the Member States of the European Union, issued EASA AD 2019-0228 to 
correct an unsafe condition for Airbus Helicopters (AH), formerly 
Eurocopter, Eurocopter France, Aerospatiale 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, and AS 355 N helicopters. EASA advises that 
Airbus Helicopters identified translation errors in the service 
information required for compliance by DGAC AD 2002-585(A). Airbus 
Helicopters was also informed that there could be helicopters modified 
by that service information with incorrect installations. Prompted by 
these findings, Airbus Helicopters revised the related service 
information. Therefore, EASA issued EASA AD 2019-0228 to require 
modifying and re-identifying the hoist operator control unit, replacing 
the fuses, and performing a functional test of the hoist operation and 
the emergency jettison controls as intended by DGAC AD 2002-585(A) with 
the revised service information. EASA AD 2019-0228 also requires 
reporting certain information to Airbus Helicopters and prohibits the 
installation of an affected part on any helicopter unless it has been 
modified.
    The NPRM also retains the requirements from AD 2003-25-01 for Model 
AS332C, C1, L, and L1 helicopters with a certain hoist and hoist box 
installed, based on DGAC AD 2002-584(A), dated November 27, 2002.
    Additionally, since the FAA issued AD 2003-25-01, the FAA 
discovered that the applicability needed to be revised. This AD revises 
the applicability by distinguishing the hoist box installations by P/N, 
clarifying that Airbus Helicopters service information refers to a 
hoist box as a hoist operator's control unit, adding TRW, Lucas, and 
Air Equipement hoists for affected Model AS350-series and AS355-series 
helicopters, and adding an exception for affected helicopters to 
exclude those with a certain modification (MOD) installed.

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    Lastly, since the FAA issued AD 2003-25-01, Eurocopter France 
changed its name to Airbus Helicopters. This AD reflects that change 
and updates the contact information to obtain service documentation.

Discussion of Final Airworthiness Directive

Comments

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

Conclusion

    These helicopters have been approved by both the authority of 
France and EASA and are approved for operation in the United States. 
Pursuant to the FAA's bilateral agreement with France and the European 
Union, DGAC and EASA have notified the FAA about the unsafe condition 
described in the ADs issued by each authority. 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 helicopters. With the exception of the minor 
editorial change of adding, ``With a'' in paragraph (c)(1)(ii) of this 
AD, this AD is adopted as proposed in the NPRM.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    The FAA reviewed Airbus Helicopters Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) 
No. 25.00.71, Revision 2, dated May 14, 2019 (ASB 25.00.71 Rev 2), 
Airbus Helicopters ASB No. 25.00.79, Revision 3, dated September 24, 
2019 (ASB 25.00.79 Rev 3), and Eurocopter ASB No. 25.01.18, dated 
November 12, 2002 (ASB 25.01.18). ASB 25.00.71 Rev 2 applies to Model 
AS355-series helicopters, ASB 25.00.79 Rev 3 applies to Model AS350-
series helicopters, and ASB 25.01.18 applies to Model AS332-series 
helicopters. ASB 25.00.71 Rev 2 and ASB 25.00.79 Rev 3 specify 
procedures to install MOD 07 3190, which consists of eliminating 
resistor 27M in the hoist operator's control unit 26M and replacing the 
2.5A quick-response fuses on the Honeywell unit at 30 alpha or 21 delta 
for Model AS350-series helicopters or on the distribution panel 10 
alpha for Model 355-series helicopters. ASB 25.00.71 Rev 2 and ASB 
25.00.79 Rev 3 also specify reporting certain information to Airbus 
Helicopters. ASB 25.01.18 specifies procedures to install MOD 332PCS 78 
288, which consists of eliminating resistor 81M in hoist box 91M and 
re-identifying the hoist box as 332P67-2894-01, -02, -03, or -04, 
depending on which electrical wiring assembly is installed in the 
helicopter.
    This service information is reasonably available because the 
interested parties have access to it through their normal course of 
business or by the means identified in the ADDRESSES section.

Other Related Service Information

    The FAA also reviewed Airbus Helicopters ASB No. 25.00.71, Revision 
1, dated May 21, 2014 (ASB 25.00.71 Rev 1), and ASB No. 25.00.79, 
Revision 1, dated May 21, 2014 (ASB 25.00.79 Rev 1) and Revision 2 (ASB 
25.00.79 Rev 2), dated May 14, 2019.
    ASB 25.00.71 Rev 1 specifies the same actions as ASB 25.00.71 Rev 
2, except ASB 25.00.71 Rev 2 provides a reminder that MOD 07 3190 is 
mandatory and adds a reporting response form. ASB 25.00.79 Rev 1 and 
ASB 25.00.79 Rev 2 specify the same actions as ASB 25.00.79 Rev 3, 
except ASB 25.00.79 Rev 2 provides a reminder that MOD 07 3190 is 
mandatory and adds a reporting response form and ASB 25.00.79 Rev 3 
adds Model AS350L1 to the effectivity.

Differences Between This AD and the EASA AD

    EASA AD 2019-0228 applies to Model AS350BB helicopters, whereas 
this AD does not because that model is not FAA type-certificated. EASA 
AD 2019-0228 requires modifying affected parts within 100 flight hours 
or 2 months, whichever occurs first, whereas this AD requires these 
actions before next flight involving a hoist operation for Model AS350-
series and AS355-series helicopters instead.

Costs of Compliance

    The FAA estimates that this AD affects up to 977 helicopters of 
U.S. Registry. Labor rates are estimated at $85 per work-hour. Based on 
these numbers, the FAA estimates that operators may incur the following 
costs in order to comply with this AD.
    Modifying and re-identifying the hoist operator control unit, 
replacing the fuses, and functionally testing the hoist operation and 
the emergency jettison controls takes about 4 work hours and parts cost 
about $20 for an estimated cost of $360 per helicopter and up to 
$351,720 for the U.S. fleet.
    For Model AS350-series and AS355-series helicopters, reporting 
information takes about 1 work-hour for an estimated cost of $85 per 
helicopter and up to $82,195 for the U.S. fleet.

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 a 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 currently valid OMB Control Number. The OMB 
Control Number for this information collection is 2120-0056. Public 
reporting for this collection of information is estimated to take 
approximately 1 hour per response, including the time for reviewing 
instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and 
maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the 
collection of information. All responses to this collection of 
information are mandatory. Send comments regarding this burden estimate 
or any other aspect of this collection of information, including 
suggestions for reducing this burden 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

    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.

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:
0
a. Removing Airworthiness Directive 2003-25-01, Amendment 39-13384 (68 
FR 69596, December 15, 2003); and
0
b. Adding the following new airworthiness directive:

2021-14-07 Airbus Helicopters (Type Certificate Previously Held by 
Eurocopter France): Amendment 39-21634; Docket No. FAA-2021-0340; 
Project Identifier MCAI-2020-01638-R.

(a) Effective Date

    This airworthiness directive (AD) is effective August 19, 2021.

(b) Affected ADs

    This AD replaces AD 2003-25-01, Amendment 39-13384 (68 FR 69596, 
December 15, 2003) (AD 2003-25-01).

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to:
    (1) Airbus Helicopters (type certificate previously held by 
Eurocopter France) Model AS332C, AS332C1, AS332L, and AS332L1 
helicopters, certificated in any category, as follows:
    (i) With a Breeze 300 pound electric hoist (hoist) installed,
    (ii) With a hoist box 91M part number (P/N) 332A67-2875-00 
installed, and
    (iii) Without Eurocopter modification (MOD) 332PCS 78 288, 
specified in Eurocopter Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) No. 25.01.18 
dated November 12, 2002 (ASB No. 25.01.18) installed.
    (2) Airbus Helicopters (type certificate previously held by 
Eurocopter France) Model AS350B, AS350BA, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, 
AS350D, AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, and AS355N helicopters, 
certificated in any category, as follows:
    (i) With a Breeze, TRW, Lucas, or Air Equipement 300 pound hoist 
installed,
    (ii) With a hoist box 26M P/N 350A63-1136-00 (AS350-series) or 
350A63-1136-01 (AS355-series) installed, and
    (iii) Without Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter) MOD 07 3190 
installed.
    Note 1 to paragraph (c)(2): Airbus Helicopters service 
information refers to a hoist box as a hoist operator's control 
unit.

(d) Subject

    Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 2500, Cabin 
Equipment/Furnishings.

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by a test of a hoist that revealed an 
anomaly in the electrical control circuit. The FAA is issuing this 
AD to prevent failure of the hoist pyrotechnic squib electrical 
control unit. Lack of adequate current to activate the hoist 
pyrotechnic squib prohibits the ability of the pilot to cut the 
rescue hoist cable in the event of cable entanglement or other 
emergency. The unsafe condition, if not addressed, could result in 
subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Required Actions

    (1) For Model AS332C, AS332C1, AS332L, and AS332L1 helicopters 
identified in paragraph (c) of this AD, within 100 hours time-in-
service or within 2 months, whichever occurs first from January 20, 
2004 (the effective date of AD 2003-25-01), modify and re-identify 
the hoist operator control unit, replace the fuses, and functionally 
test the hoist operation and the emergency jettison controls in 
accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions, paragraph 2.B., 
Operational Procedure, of Eurocopter ASB No. 25.01.18.
    (2) For Model AS350B, AS350BA, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, 
AS350D, AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, and AS355N helicopters 
identified in paragraph (c) of this AD:
    (i) Before next flight involving a hoist operation after the 
effective date of this AD, modify and re-identify the hoist operator 
control unit, replace the fuses, and functionally test the hoist 
operation and the emergency jettison controls in accordance with the 
Accomplishment Instructions, paragraph 2.B., Operational Procedure, 
of Airbus Helicopters ASB No. 25.00.71, Revision 2, dated May 14, 
2019 (ASB 25.00.71 Rev 2), or Airbus Helicopters ASB No. 25.00.79, 
Revision 3, dated September 24, 2019 (ASB 25.00.79 Rev 3), as 
applicable to your model helicopter.
    (ii) Within 30 days after accomplishing the actions required by 
paragraph (g)(2)(i) of this AD, report the information in Appendix 
4.A. of ASB 25.00.71 Rev 2 or ASB 25.00.79 Rev 3, as applicable to 
your model helicopter, by email to [email protected].
    (3) As of the effective date of this AD, do not install a 
Breeze, TRW, Lucas, or Air Equipement 300 pound hoist identified in 
paragraphs (c)(1) or (2) of this AD unless the actions required by 
paragraphs (g)(1) or (2) have been accomplished, as applicable to 
your model helicopter.

(h) Credit for Previous Actions

    Actions accomplished before the effective date of this AD by 
following the procedures in Airbus Helicopters ASB No. 25.00.71, 
Revision 1, dated May 21, 2014, or ASB No. 25.00.79, Revision 1, 
dated May 21, 2014 or Revision 2, dated May 14, 2019, as applicable 
to your model helicopter, are considered acceptable for compliance 
with the corresponding actions required in paragraph (g)(2)(i) of 
this AD. If you take credit, you must also accomplish the actions 
required by paragraph (g)(2)(ii) of this AD within 30 days after the 
effective date of this AD.

(i) Special Flight Permits

    Special flight permits are prohibited for use of a Breeze, TRW, 
Lucas, or Air Equipement 300 pound hoist identified in paragraphs 
(c)(1) or (2) of this AD.

(j) 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 (k)(1) of 
this AD. 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.

(k) Related Information

    (1) For more information about this AD, contact Hal Jensen, 
Aerospace Engineer, Operational Safety Branch, Compliance & 
Airworthiness Division, FAA, 950 L'Enfant Plaza N SW, Washington, DC 
20024; telephone (202) 267-9167; email [email protected].
    (2) Airbus Helicopters ASB No. 25.00.71, Revision 1, dated May 
21, 2014, and Airbus Helicopters ASB No. 25.00.79, Revision 1, dated 
May 21, 2014 and Revision 2, dated May 14, 2019, which are not 
incorporated by reference, contain additional information about the 
subject of this AD. This service information is available at the 
contact information specified in paragraphs (l)(5) and (6) of this 
AD.
    (3) The subject of this AD is addressed in Direction Generale De 
L'Aviation Civile (DGAC) AD 2002-584(A), dated November 27, 2002, 
and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2019-0228, dated 
September 12, 2019. You may view the DGAC and EASA ADs at https://www.regulations.gov in Docket No. FAA-2021-0340.

(l) 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.

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    (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do 
the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise.
    (3) The following service information was approved for IBR on 
August 19, 2021.
    (i) Airbus Helicopters Alert Service Bulletin No. 25.00.71, 
Revision 2, dated May 14, 2019.
    (ii) Airbus Helicopters Alert Service Bulletin No. 25.00.79, 
Revision 3, dated September 24, 2019.
    (4) The following service information was approved for IBR on 
January 20,
    2004 (68 FR 69596, December 15, 2003).
    (i) Eurocopter Alert Service Bulletin No. 25.01.18, dated 
November 12, 2002.
    (ii) [Reserved]
    (5) For Airbus Helicopters and Eurocopter service information 
identified in this AD, contact Airbus Helicopters, 2701 North Forum 
Drive, Grand Prairie, TX 75052; telephone (972) 641-0000 or (800) 
232-0323; fax (972) 641-3775; or at https://www.airbus.com/helicopters/services/technical-support.html.
    (6) 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.
    (7) 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 July 9, 2021.
Gaetano A. Sciortino,
Deputy Director for Strategic Initiatives, Compliance & Airworthiness 
Division, Aircraft Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-15020 Filed 7-14-21; 8:45 am]
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