Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes, 38225-38228 [2021-15349]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 136 / Tuesday, July 20, 2021 / Rules and Regulations 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. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive: ■ 2021–13–20 Airbus Canada Limited Partnership (Type Certificate Previously Held by C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP); Bombardier, Inc.): Amendment 39–21625; Docket No. FAA–2021–0031; Project Identifier MCAI–2020–01420–T. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES (a) Effective Date This airworthiness directive (AD) is effective August 24, 2021. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Airbus Canada Limited Partnership (type certificate previously held by C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP); Bombardier, Inc.) Model BD–500– 1A10 and BD–500–1A11 airplanes, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Jul 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 38225 certificated in any category, as identified in Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) AD CF–2020–42, issued October 16, 2020 (TCCA AD CF–2020–42). FAA; or TCCA; or Airbus Canada’s TCCA Design Approval Organization (DAO). If approved by the DAO, the approval must include the DAO-authorized signature. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 53, Fuselage. (j) Related Information For more information about this AD, contact Siddeeq Bacchus, Aerospace Engineer, Mechanical Systems and Administrative Services Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7362; fax 516–794–5531; email 9-avs-nyaco-cos@faa.gov. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by reports of corrosion on the waste box, waste access doubler, and waste service door of the rear fuselage due to contamination from waste valve leakage. The FAA is issuing this AD to address this corrosion, which could lead to cracking or holes in the waste box or airplane skin, and consequent cabin pressure leakage and catastrophic structural damage 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, TCCA AD CF–2020–42. (h) Exception to TCCA AD CF–2020–42 Where TCCA AD CF–2020–42 specifies a compliance time of ‘‘Within 14,200 flight cycles or 56 months from the aeroplane date of manufacture, as identified on the identification plate of the aeroplane’’ or ‘‘Within 9,900 flight cycles or 56 months from the aeroplane date of manufacture, as identified on the identification plate of the aeroplane,’’ depending on airplane configuration, to accomplish all applicable actions, this AD requires that corrosion repair be done before further flight after detection of corrosion, as identified in the applicable service information specified in TCCA AD CF–2020–42. (i) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New York ACO Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the certification office, send it to ATTN: Program Manager, Continuing Operational Safety, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7300; fax 516–794–5531. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/certificate holding district office. (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain instructions from a manufacturer, the instructions must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, New York ACO Branch, PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (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 this AD specifies otherwise. (i) Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) AD CF–2020–42, issued October 16, 2020. (ii) [Reserved] (3) For TCCA AD CF–2020–42, contact TCCA, Transport Canada National Aircraft Certification, 159 Cleopatra Drive, Nepean, Ontario K1A 0N5, Canada; telephone 888– 663–3639; email AD-CN@tc.gc.ca; internet https://tc.canada.ca/en/aviation. (4) You may view this material at the FAA, Airworthiness Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206–231–3195. This material may be found in the AD docket on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2021–0031. (5) You may view this material that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, email fedreg.legal@ nara.gov, or go to: https://www.archives.gov/ federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html. Issued on June 18, 2021. Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2021–15346 Filed 7–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0272; Project Identifier MCAI–2020–01485–T; Amendment 39–21628; AD 2021–14–01] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\20JYR1.SGM 20JYR1 38226 ACTION: Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 136 / Tuesday, July 20, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Final rule. The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD–100–1A10 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that certain airplanes have navigation units with outdated magnetic variation (MagVar) tables. This AD requires revising the existing airplane flight manual (AFM) and applicable corresponding operational procedures to update the flight management system (FMS) limitations. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective August 24, 2021. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of August 24, 2021. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, contact Bombardier, Inc., 200 Coˆte-Vertu Road West, Dorval, Que´bec H4S 2A3, Canada; North America toll-free telephone 1–866–538–1247 or direct-dial telephone 1–514–855–2999; email ac.yul@aero.bombardier.com; internet https://www.bombardier.com. You may view this service information at the FAA, Airworthiness Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206–231–3195. It is also available on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2021–0272. SUMMARY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES 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– 0272; 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: Thomas Niczky, Aerospace Engineer, Avionics and Electrical Systems Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516– 228–7347; fax 516–794–5531; email 9avs-nyaco-cos@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation authority for Canada, has issued TCCA AD CF– 2020–33, dated September 29, 2020 (also referred to as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or the MCAI), to correct an unsafe condition for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD–100–1A10 airplanes. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2021– 0272. The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD–100–1A10 airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on April 12, 2021 (86 FR 18921). The NPRM was prompted by a report that certain airplanes have navigation units with outdated MagVar tables. The NPRM proposed to require revising the existing AFM and applicable corresponding operational procedures to update the FMS limitations. The FAA is issuing this AD to address outdated MagVar tables inside navigation systems, which can affect the performance of the navigation systems and result in the presentation of misleading magnetic heading references on the primary flight displays (PFDs) and multi-function displays (MFDs), positioning the airplane outside of the terrain and obstacle protection provided by instrument flight procedures and flight route designs, and can lead to significantly inaccurate heading, course, and bearing calculations. See the MCAI for additional background information. Comments The FAA gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this final rule. The FAA received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of the cost to the public. Conclusion The FAA reviewed the relevant data and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting this final rule as proposed, except for minor editorial changes. The FAA has determined that these minor changes: • Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM for addressing the unsafe condition; and • Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already proposed in the NPRM. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 Bombardier has issued the following service information. This service information describes procedures for revising the existing AFM to update the FMS limitations. These documents are distinct since they apply to different airplane configurations. • Flight Management System (FMS) limitation in Section 02–04—Systems Limitations, of Chapter 02—Limitations, of the Bombardier Challenger 300 Airplane Flight Manual (Imperial Version), Publication No. CSP 100–1, Revision 58, dated January 15, 2020. (For obtaining the FMS limitation for Bombardier Challenger 300 Airplane Flight Manual (Imperial Version), Publication No. CSP 100–1, use Document Identification No. CH 300 AFM–I.) • FMS limitation in Section 02–04— Systems Limitations, of Chapter 02— Limitations, of the Bombardier Challenger 300 Airplane Flight Manual (Metric Version), Publication No. CSP 100–1 (Metric), Revision 58, dated January 15, 2020. (For obtaining the FMS limitation for Bombardier Challenger 300 Airplane Flight Manual (Metric Version), Publication No. CSP 100–1 (Metric), use Document Identification No. CH 300 AFM–M.) 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. Costs of Compliance The FAA estimates that this AD affects 318 airplanes of U.S. registry. The FAA estimates the following costs to comply with this AD: ESTIMATED COSTS FOR REQUIRED ACTIONS Labor cost Parts cost Cost per product Cost on U.S. operators 1 work-hour × $85 per hour = $85 .............................................................................................. $0 $85 $27,030 VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:59 Jul 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\20JYR1.SGM 20JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 136 / Tuesday, July 20, 2021 / Rules and Regulations 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 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES 15:59 Jul 19, 2021 List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive: ■ 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 (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. Jkt 253001 2021–14–01 Bombardier, Inc.: Amendment 39–21628; Docket No. FAA–2021–0272; Project Identifier MCAI–2020–01485–T. (a) Effective Date This airworthiness directive (AD) is effective August 24, 2021. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Bombardier, Inc., Model BD–100–1A10 airplanes, certificated PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 38227 in any category, serial numbers 20003 through 20407 inclusive, equipped with FMC–5000 flight management computers. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 34, Navigation. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by a report that certain airplanes have navigation units with outdated magnetic variation (MagVar) tables. The FAA is issuing this AD to address outdated MagVar tables inside navigation systems, which can affect the performance of the navigation systems and result in the presentation of misleading magnetic heading references on the primary flight displays (PFDs) and multi-function displays (MFDs), positioning the airplane outside of the terrain and obstacle protection provided by instrument flight procedures and flight route designs, and can lead to significantly inaccurate heading, course, and bearing calculations. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Revision of the Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) Within 60 days after the effective date of this AD: Revise the existing AFM and applicable corresponding operational procedures to incorporate the information specified in the Flight Management System (FMS) limitation in Section 02–04—Systems Limitations, of Chapter 02—Limitations, of the applicable AFM, specified in figure 1 to paragraph (g) of this AD. E:\FR\FM\20JYR1.SGM 20JYR1 38228 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 136 / Tuesday, July 20, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Figure 1 to paragraph (g) -AFM Revision Bombardier, Inc., ModelBD-100-lAlO airplanes AFM- Publication No.CSP 100-1 Revision- Dated- Bombardier 58 January 15, 2020 Challenger 300 Airplane Flight Manual (Imperial Version) 1 BD-100-lAlO Bombardier CSP 100-1 58 January 15, 2020 airplanes Challenger 300 (Metric) Airplane Flight Manual (Metric Version) 2 1 For obtaining the FMS limitation for Bombardier Challenger 300 Airplane Flight Manual (Imperial Version), Publication No. CSP 100-1, use Document Identification No. CH 300 AFM-I. For obtaining the FMS limitation for Bombardier Challenger 300 Airplane Flight Manual (Metric Version), Publication No. CSP 100-1 (Metric), use Document Identification No. CH 300 AFM-M. 2 The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New York ACO Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or responsible Flight Standards Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the certification office, send it to ATTN: Program Manager, Continuing Operational Safety, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7300; fax 516–794–5531. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the responsible Flight Standards Office. (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain instructions from a manufacturer, the instructions must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, New York ACO Branch, FAA; or Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA); or Bombardier, Inc.’s TCCA Design Approval Organization (DAO). If approved by the DAO, the approval must include the DAO-authorized signature. (i) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) TCCA AD CF–2020–33, dated September 29, 2020, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the internet at VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:59 Jul 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2021–0272. (2) For more information about this AD, contact Thomas Niczky, Aerospace Engineer, Avionics and Electrical Systems Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7347; fax 516–794–5531; email 9-avs-nyaco-cos@faa.gov. (j) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless this AD specifies otherwise. (i) Flight Management System (FMS) limitation in Section 02–04—Systems Limitations, of Chapter 02—Limitations, of the Bombardier Challenger 300 Airplane Flight Manual (Imperial Version), Publication No. CSP 100–1, Revision 58, dated January 15, 2020. (ii) FMS limitation in Section 02–04— Systems Limitations, of Chapter 02— Limitations, of the Bombardier Challenger 300 Airplane Flight Manual (Metric Version), Publication No. CSP 100–1 (Metric), Revision 58, dated January 15, 2020. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Bombardier, Inc., 200 CoˆteVertu Road West, Dorval, Que´bec H4S 2A3, Canada; North America toll-free telephone 1–866–538–1247 or direct-dial telephone 1–514–855–2999; email ac.yul@ PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 aero.bombardier.com; internet https:// www.bombardier.com. Note 1 to paragraph (j)(3): For obtaining the FMS limitation for Bombardier Challenger 300 Airplane Flight Manual (Imperial Version), Publication No. CSP 100– 1, use Document Identification No. CH 300 AFM–I. Note 2 to paragraph (j)(3): For obtaining the FMS limitation for Bombardier Challenger 300 Airplane Flight Manual (Metric Version), Publication No. CSP 100–1 (Metric), use Document Identification No. CH 300 AFM–M. (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Airworthiness Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206–231–3195. (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, email fedreg.legal@nara.gov, or go to: https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued on June 21, 2021. Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2021–15349 Filed 7–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P E:\FR\FM\20JYR1.SGM 20JYR1 ER20JY21.000</GPH> khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES (h) Other FAA AD Provisions

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 136 (Tuesday, July 20, 2021)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 38225-38228]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-15349]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2021-0272; Project Identifier MCAI-2020-01485-T; 
Amendment 39-21628; AD 2021-14-01]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes

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

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ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for 
certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-100-1A10 airplanes. This AD was 
prompted by a report that certain airplanes have navigation units with 
outdated magnetic variation (MagVar) tables. This AD requires revising 
the existing airplane flight manual (AFM) and applicable corresponding 
operational procedures to update the flight management system (FMS) 
limitations. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition 
on these products.

DATES: This AD is effective August 24, 2021.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of August 24, 
2021.

ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, 
contact Bombardier, Inc., 200 C[ocirc]te-Vertu Road West, Dorval, 
Qu[eacute]bec H4S 2A3, Canada; North America toll-free telephone 1-866-
538-1247 or direct-dial telephone 1-514-855-2999; email 
[email protected]; internet https://www.bombardier.com. You 
may view this service information at the FAA, Airworthiness Products 
Section, Operational Safety Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, 
WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, 
call 206-231-3195. It is also available on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2021-
0272.

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-
0272; 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: Thomas Niczky, Aerospace Engineer, 
Avionics and Electrical Systems Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 
Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516-228-7347; 
fax 516-794-5531; email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation 
authority for Canada, has issued TCCA AD CF-2020-33, dated September 
29, 2020 (also referred to as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness 
Information, or the MCAI), to correct an unsafe condition for certain 
Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-100-1A10 airplanes. You may examine the MCAI 
in the AD docket on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by 
searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2021-0272.
    The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 
CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to certain Bombardier, 
Inc., Model BD-100-1A10 airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal 
Register on April 12, 2021 (86 FR 18921). The NPRM was prompted by a 
report that certain airplanes have navigation units with outdated 
MagVar tables. The NPRM proposed to require revising the existing AFM 
and applicable corresponding operational procedures to update the FMS 
limitations. The FAA is issuing this AD to address outdated MagVar 
tables inside navigation systems, which can affect the performance of 
the navigation systems and result in the presentation of misleading 
magnetic heading references on the primary flight displays (PFDs) and 
multi-function displays (MFDs), positioning the airplane outside of the 
terrain and obstacle protection provided by instrument flight 
procedures and flight route designs, and can lead to significantly 
inaccurate heading, course, and bearing calculations. See the MCAI for 
additional background information.

Comments

    The FAA gave the public the opportunity to participate in 
developing this final rule. The FAA received no comments on the NPRM or 
on the determination of the cost to the public.

Conclusion

    The FAA reviewed the relevant data and determined that air safety 
and the public interest require adopting this final rule as proposed, 
except for minor editorial changes. The FAA has determined that these 
minor changes:
     Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the 
NPRM for addressing the unsafe condition; and
     Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was 
already proposed in the NPRM.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    Bombardier has issued the following service information. This 
service information describes procedures for revising the existing AFM 
to update the FMS limitations. These documents are distinct since they 
apply to different airplane configurations.
     Flight Management System (FMS) limitation in Section 02-
04--Systems Limitations, of Chapter 02--Limitations, of the Bombardier 
Challenger 300 Airplane Flight Manual (Imperial Version), Publication 
No. CSP 100-1, Revision 58, dated January 15, 2020. (For obtaining the 
FMS limitation for Bombardier Challenger 300 Airplane Flight Manual 
(Imperial Version), Publication No. CSP 100-1, use Document 
Identification No. CH 300 AFM-I.)
     FMS limitation in Section 02-04--Systems Limitations, of 
Chapter 02--Limitations, of the Bombardier Challenger 300 Airplane 
Flight Manual (Metric Version), Publication No. CSP 100-1 (Metric), 
Revision 58, dated January 15, 2020. (For obtaining the FMS limitation 
for Bombardier Challenger 300 Airplane Flight Manual (Metric Version), 
Publication No. CSP 100-1 (Metric), use Document Identification No. CH 
300 AFM-M.)
    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.

Costs of Compliance

    The FAA estimates that this AD affects 318 airplanes of U.S. 
registry. The FAA estimates the following costs to comply with this AD:

                                      Estimated Costs for Required Actions
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                                                                                    Cost per       Cost on U.S.
                          Labor cost                              Parts cost        product         operators
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1 work-hour x $85 per hour = $85.............................              $0              $85          $27,030
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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.

Adoption of the Amendment

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

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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

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


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

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

2021-14-01 Bombardier, Inc.: Amendment 39-21628; Docket No. FAA-
2021-0272; Project Identifier MCAI-2020-01485-T.

(a) Effective Date

    This airworthiness directive (AD) is effective August 24, 2021.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-100-1A10 
airplanes, certificated in any category, serial numbers 20003 
through 20407 inclusive, equipped with FMC-5000 flight management 
computers.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 34, Navigation.

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by a report that certain airplanes have 
navigation units with outdated magnetic variation (MagVar) tables. 
The FAA is issuing this AD to address outdated MagVar tables inside 
navigation systems, which can affect the performance of the 
navigation systems and result in the presentation of misleading 
magnetic heading references on the primary flight displays (PFDs) 
and multi-function displays (MFDs), positioning the airplane outside 
of the terrain and obstacle protection provided by instrument flight 
procedures and flight route designs, and can lead to significantly 
inaccurate heading, course, and bearing calculations.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Revision of the Airplane Flight Manual (AFM)

    Within 60 days after the effective date of this AD: Revise the 
existing AFM and applicable corresponding operational procedures to 
incorporate the information specified in the Flight Management 
System (FMS) limitation in Section 02-04--Systems Limitations, of 
Chapter 02--Limitations, of the applicable AFM, specified in figure 
1 to paragraph (g) of this AD.

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(h) Other FAA AD Provisions

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

(i) Related Information

    (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information 
(MCAI) TCCA AD CF-2020-33, dated September 29, 2020, for related 
information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the internet 
at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket 
No. FAA-2021-0272.
    (2) For more information about this AD, contact Thomas Niczky, 
Aerospace Engineer, Avionics and Electrical Systems Section, FAA, 
New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 
11590; telephone 516-228-7347; fax 516-794-5531; email [email protected].

(j) Material Incorporated by Reference

    (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed 
in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
    (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do 
the actions required by this AD, unless this AD specifies otherwise.
    (i) Flight Management System (FMS) limitation in Section 02-04--
Systems Limitations, of Chapter 02--Limitations, of the Bombardier 
Challenger 300 Airplane Flight Manual (Imperial Version), 
Publication No. CSP 100-1, Revision 58, dated January 15, 2020.
    (ii) FMS limitation in Section 02-04--Systems Limitations, of 
Chapter 02--Limitations, of the Bombardier Challenger 300 Airplane 
Flight Manual (Metric Version), Publication No. CSP 100-1 (Metric), 
Revision 58, dated January 15, 2020.
    (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Bombardier, Inc., 200 C[ocirc]te-Vertu Road West, Dorval, 
Qu[eacute]bec H4S 2A3, Canada; North America toll-free telephone 1-
866-538-1247 or direct-dial telephone 1-514-855-2999; email 
[email protected]; internet https://www.bombardier.com.

    Note 1 to paragraph (j)(3): For obtaining the FMS limitation for 
Bombardier Challenger 300 Airplane Flight Manual (Imperial Version), 
Publication No. CSP 100-1, use Document Identification No. CH 300 
AFM-I.

     Note 2 to paragraph (j)(3): For obtaining the FMS limitation 
for Bombardier Challenger 300 Airplane Flight Manual (Metric 
Version), Publication No. CSP 100-1 (Metric), use Document 
Identification No. CH 300 AFM-M.
    (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, 
Airworthiness Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 2200 
South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability 
of this material at the FAA, call 206-231-3195.

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

    Issued on June 21, 2021.
Lance T. Gant,
Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-15349 Filed 7-19-21; 8:45 am]
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