Airworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional Airplanes, 54801-54803 [2021-21620]

Download as PDF 54801 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 86, No. 190 Tuesday, October 5, 2021 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION 10 CFR Part 72 [NRC–2021–0108] RIN 3150–AK64 List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: TN Americas, LLC, Standardized Advanced NUHOMS® Horizontal Modular Storage System Certificate of Compliance No. 1029, Renewal of Initial Certificate and Amendment Nos. 1, 3, and 4 Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Direct final rule; confirmation of effective date. 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On August 13, 2021 (86 FR 44594), the NRC published a direct final rule amending its regulations in part 72 of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations to renew, for an additional 40 years, the initial certificate and Amendment Nos. 1, 3, and 4 of the TN Americas, LLC, Standardized Advanced NUHOMS® Horizontal Modular Storage System Certificate of Compliance No. 1029. The renewal of the initial certificate and Amendment Nos. 1, 3, and 4 revise the certificate of compliance’s conditions and technical specifications to address aging management activities related to the structures, systems, and components of the dry storage system to ensure that these will maintain their intended SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 functions during the period of extended storage operations. In the direct final rule, the NRC stated that if no significant adverse comments were received, the direct final rule would become effective on October 27, 2021. The NRC did not receive any comments on the direct final rule. Therefore, this direct final rule will become effective as scheduled. Dated: September 30, 2021. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Cindy K. Bladey, Chief, Regulatory Analysis and Rulemaking Support Branch, Division of Rulemaking, Environmental, and Financial Support, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2021–21796 Filed 10–4–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0548; Project Identifier MCAI–2021–00046–T; Amendment 39–21731; AD 2021–19–13] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; ATR–GIE Avions de Transport Re´gional Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all ATR–GIE Avions de Transport Re´gional Model ATR42–500 and ATR72–212A airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports indicating that certain Thales global positioning system (GPS) satellite based augmentation system (SBAS) receivers provided, under certain conditions, erroneous outputs on aircraft positions. This AD requires replacing affected GPS SBAS receivers with new, improved receivers, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective November 9, 2021. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05OCR1.SGM 05OCR1 54802 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 5, 2021 / Rules and Regulations of a certain publication listed in this AD as of November 9, 2021. For material incorporated by reference (IBR) in this AD, contact EASA, Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 3, 50668 Cologne, Germany; telephone +49 221 8999 000; email ADs@easa.europa.eu; internet www.easa.europa.eu. You may find this IBR material on the EASA website at https://ad.easa.europa.eu. You may view this 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. It is also available in the AD docket at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2021–0548. ADDRESSES: Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2021–0548; 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 mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI), 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: Shahram Daneshmandi, Aerospace Engineer, Large Aircraft Section, International Validation Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; phone and fax: 206–231–3220; email: shahram.daneshmandi@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background EASA, which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA AD 2021–0013, dated January 13, 2021 (EASA AD 2021–0013) (also referred to as the MCAI), to correct an unsafe condition for all ATR–GIE Avions de Transport Re´gional Model ATR42–500 and ATR72–212A airplanes. The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to all ATR–GIE Avions de Transport Re´gional Model ATR42–500 and ATR72–212A airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on July 7, 2021 (86 FR 35697). The NPRM was prompted by reports indicating that Thales GPS SBAS receivers provided, under certain conditions, erroneous outputs on aircraft positions. The NPRM proposed to require replacing affected GPS SBAS receivers with new, improved receivers, as specified in EASA AD 2021–0013. The FAA is issuing this AD to address erroneous aircraft position outputs from the GPS SBAS receivers, which could result in controlled flight into terrain, and consequent loss of control of the airplane. See the MCAI for additional background information. adopted as proposed in the NPRM. None of the changes will increase the economic burden on any operator. Accordingly, the FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. Related AD AD 2020–08–02, Amendment 39– 21108 (85 FR 20586, April 14, 2020) (AD 2020–08–02) applies to certain Thales GPS SBAS receivers installed on airplanes (including Model ATR42–500 and ATR72–212A) and helicopters. AD 2020–08–02 requires the installation of a software update to the aircraft navigation database and insertion of a change to the applicable airplane flight manual (AFM). The FAA issued AD 2020–08–02 to address erroneous aircraft position outputs from the affected Thales GPS SBAS receivers, which could result in controlled flight into terrain and loss of the aircraft. AD 2020–08–02 corresponds to EASA AD 2019–0004, dated January 11, 2019. Upon completion of EASA AD 2021– 0013 by Model ATR42–500 and ATR72– 212A airplanes, all requirements of EASA AD 2019–0004 are effectively terminated for those airplanes. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 The FAA received a comment from the Air Line Pilots Association, International, (ALPA) who supported the NPRM without change. EASA AD 2021–0013 describes procedures for replacing certain GPS SBAS receivers with new, improved receivers. This material is reasonably available because the interested parties have access to it through their normal course of business or by the means identified in the ADDRESSES section. Conclusion Costs of Compliance The FAA reviewed the relevant data and determined that air safety requires adopting this AD as proposed. Except for minor editorial changes, this AD is The FAA estimates that this AD affects 15 airplanes of U.S. registry. The FAA estimates the following costs to comply with this AD: Discussion of Final Airworthiness Directive Comments ESTIMATED COSTS FOR REQUIRED ACTIONS Labor cost Parts cost Cost per product Cost on U.S. operators 2 work-hours × $85 per hour = $170 .......................................................................................... $0 * $170 $2,550 The manufacturer will provide replacement receivers at no cost to the operators. The FAA has received no definitive data on which to base the cost estimates for these parts. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:01 Oct 04, 2021 Jkt 256001 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. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 E:\FR\FM\05OCR1.SGM 05OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 5, 2021 / Rules and Regulations 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: 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive: ■ 2021–19–13 ATR–GIE Avions de Transport Re´gional: Amendment 39–21731; Docket No. FAA–2021–0548; Project Identifier MCAI–2021–00046–T. (a) Effective Date This airworthiness directive (AD) is effective November 9, 2021. (b) Affected ADs This AD affects AD 2020–08–02, Amendment 39–21108 (85 FR 20586, April 14, 2020) (AD 2020–08–02). (c) Applicability This AD applies to all ATR–GIE Avions de Transport Re´gional Model ATR42–500 and ATR72–212A airplanes, certificated in any category. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 34, Navigation. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by reports that Thales global positioning system (GPS) satellite based augmentation system (SBAS) receivers provided, under certain conditions, erroneous outputs on aircraft positions. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the potential for these erroneous outputs, which VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:01 Oct 04, 2021 Jkt 256001 (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Requirements Except as specified in paragraph (h) of this AD: Comply with all required actions and compliance times specified in, and in accordance with, European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2021–0013, dated January 13, 2021 (EASA AD 2021–0013). (h) Exceptions to EASA AD 2021–0013 (1) Where EASA AD 2021–0013 refers to its effective date, this AD requires using the effective date of this AD. (2) The requirements specified in paragraphs (2) and (3) of EASA AD 2021– 0013 do not apply to this AD. Instead, the airplane flight manual (AFM) changes required by AD 2020–08–02 must be removed from the existing AFM before further flight after compliance with all other actions required by this AD. (3) The ‘‘Remarks’’ section of EASA AD 2021–0013 does not apply to this AD. (i) Terminating Action for AD 2020–08–02 Accomplishment of this AD terminates all requirements of AD 2020–08–02 for Model ATR42–500 and ATR72–212A airplanes. PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES § 39.13 could result in controlled flight into terrain, and consequent loss of control of the airplane. (j) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, Large Aircraft Section, International Validation Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or responsible Flight Standards Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the Large Aircraft Section, International Validation Branch, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (k) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9-AVS-AIR730-AMOC@faa.gov. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the responsible Flight Standards Office. (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain instructions from a manufacturer, the instructions must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, Large Aircraft Section, International Validation Branch, FAA; or EASA; or ATR–GIE Avions de Transport Re´gional’s EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA). If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOAauthorized signature. (k) Related Information For more information about this AD, contact Shahram Daneshmandi, Aerospace Engineer, Large Aircraft Section, International Validation Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 54803 phone and fax: 206–231–3220; email: shahram.daneshmandi@faa.gov. (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. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless this AD specifies otherwise. (i) European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2021–0013, dated January 13, 2021. (ii) [Reserved] (3) For EASA AD 2021–0013, contact EASA, Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 3, 50668 Cologne, Germany; telephone +49 221 8999 000; email ADs@easa.europa.eu; internet www.easa.europa.eu. You may find this EASA AD on the EASA website at https:// ad.easa.europa.eu. (4) You may view this material at the FAA, Airworthiness Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206–231–3195. (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 fr.inspection@nara.gov, or go to: https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued on September 7, 2021. Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2021–21620 Filed 10–4–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0789; Project Identifier MCAI–2020–01607–T; Amendment 39–21736; AD 2021–19–18] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A310 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05OCR1.SGM 05OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 190 (Tuesday, October 5, 2021)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2021-0548; Project Identifier MCAI-2021-00046-T; 
Amendment 39-21731; AD 2021-19-13]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport 
R[eacute]gional Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all 
ATR-GIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR42-500 and ATR72-
212A airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports indicating that certain 
Thales global positioning system (GPS) satellite based augmentation 
system (SBAS) receivers provided, under certain conditions, erroneous 
outputs on aircraft positions. This AD requires replacing affected GPS 
SBAS receivers with new, improved receivers, as specified in a European 
Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by 
reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition 
on these products.

DATES: This AD is effective November 9, 2021.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference

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of a certain publication listed in this AD as of November 9, 2021.

ADDRESSES: For material incorporated by reference (IBR) in this AD, 
contact EASA, Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 3, 50668 Cologne, Germany; telephone 
+49 221 8999 000; email [email protected]; internet 
www.easa.europa.eu. You may find this IBR material on the EASA website 
at https://ad.easa.europa.eu. You may view this 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. It is also available in the AD 
docket at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating 
Docket No. FAA-2021-0548.

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket at https://www.regulations.gov by 
searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2021-0548; 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 
mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI), 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: Shahram Daneshmandi, Aerospace 
Engineer, Large Aircraft Section, International Validation Branch, FAA, 
2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; phone and fax: 206-231-
3220; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    EASA, which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the 
European Union, has issued EASA AD 2021-0013, dated January 13, 2021 
(EASA AD 2021-0013) (also referred to as the MCAI), to correct an 
unsafe condition for all ATR-GIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional 
Model ATR42-500 and ATR72-212A airplanes.
    The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 
CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to all ATR-GIE Avions de 
Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR42-500 and ATR72-212A airplanes. The 
NPRM published in the Federal Register on July 7, 2021 (86 FR 35697). 
The NPRM was prompted by reports indicating that Thales GPS SBAS 
receivers provided, under certain conditions, erroneous outputs on 
aircraft positions. The NPRM proposed to require replacing affected GPS 
SBAS receivers with new, improved receivers, as specified in EASA AD 
2021-0013.
    The FAA is issuing this AD to address erroneous aircraft position 
outputs from the GPS SBAS receivers, which could result in controlled 
flight into terrain, and consequent loss of control of the airplane. 
See the MCAI for additional background information.

Discussion of Final Airworthiness Directive

Comments

    The FAA received a comment from the Air Line Pilots Association, 
International, (ALPA) who supported the NPRM without change.

Conclusion

    The FAA reviewed the relevant data and determined that air safety 
requires adopting this AD as proposed. Except for minor editorial 
changes, this AD is adopted as proposed in the NPRM. None of the 
changes will increase the economic burden on any operator. Accordingly, 
the FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these 
products.

Related AD

    AD 2020-08-02, Amendment 39-21108 (85 FR 20586, April 14, 2020) (AD 
2020-08-02) applies to certain Thales GPS SBAS receivers installed on 
airplanes (including Model ATR42-500 and ATR72-212A) and helicopters. 
AD 2020-08-02 requires the installation of a software update to the 
aircraft navigation database and insertion of a change to the 
applicable airplane flight manual (AFM). The FAA issued AD 2020-08-02 
to address erroneous aircraft position outputs from the affected Thales 
GPS SBAS receivers, which could result in controlled flight into 
terrain and loss of the aircraft. AD 2020-08-02 corresponds to EASA AD 
2019-0004, dated January 11, 2019. Upon completion of EASA AD 2021-0013 
by Model ATR42-500 and ATR72-212A airplanes, all requirements of EASA 
AD 2019-0004 are effectively terminated for those airplanes.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    EASA AD 2021-0013 describes procedures for replacing certain GPS 
SBAS receivers with new, improved receivers. This material is 
reasonably available because the interested parties have access to it 
through their normal course of business or by the means identified in 
the ADDRESSES section.

Costs of Compliance

    The FAA estimates that this AD affects 15 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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2 work-hours x $85 per hour = $170...........................            $0 *             $170           $2,550
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 The manufacturer will provide replacement receivers at no cost to the operators. The FAA has received no
  definitive data on which to base the cost estimates for these parts.

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

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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]

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

2021-19-13 ATR-GIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional: Amendment 
39-21731; Docket No. FAA-2021-0548; Project Identifier MCAI-2021-
00046-T.

(a) Effective Date

    This airworthiness directive (AD) is effective November 9, 2021.

(b) Affected ADs

    This AD affects AD 2020-08-02, Amendment 39-21108 (85 FR 20586, 
April 14, 2020) (AD 2020-08-02).

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to all ATR-GIE Avions de Transport 
R[eacute]gional Model ATR42-500 and ATR72-212A airplanes, 
certificated in any category.

(d) Subject

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

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by reports that Thales global positioning 
system (GPS) satellite based augmentation system (SBAS) receivers 
provided, under certain conditions, erroneous outputs on aircraft 
positions. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the potential for 
these erroneous outputs, which could result in controlled flight 
into terrain, and consequent loss of control of the airplane.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Requirements

    Except as specified in paragraph (h) of this AD: Comply with all 
required actions and compliance times specified in, and in 
accordance with, European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 
2021-0013, dated January 13, 2021 (EASA AD 2021-0013).

(h) Exceptions to EASA AD 2021-0013

    (1) Where EASA AD 2021-0013 refers to its effective date, this 
AD requires using the effective date of this AD.
    (2) The requirements specified in paragraphs (2) and (3) of EASA 
AD 2021-0013 do not apply to this AD. Instead, the airplane flight 
manual (AFM) changes required by AD 2020-08-02 must be removed from 
the existing AFM before further flight after compliance with all 
other actions required by this AD.
    (3) The ``Remarks'' section of EASA AD 2021-0013 does not apply 
to this AD.

(i) Terminating Action for AD 2020-08-02

    Accomplishment of this AD terminates all requirements of AD 
2020-08-02 for Model ATR42-500 and ATR72-212A airplanes.

(j) Other FAA AD Provisions

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, 
Large Aircraft Section, International Validation Branch, FAA, has 
the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the 
procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, 
send your request to your principal inspector or responsible Flight 
Standards Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to 
the Large Aircraft Section, International Validation Branch, send it 
to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (k) of this 
AD. Information may be emailed to: [email protected]. 
Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal 
inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the 
responsible Flight Standards Office.
    (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD 
to obtain instructions from a manufacturer, the instructions must be 
accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, Large Aircraft 
Section, International Validation Branch, FAA; or EASA; or ATR-GIE 
Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional's EASA Design Organization 
Approval (DOA). If approved by the DOA, the approval must include 
the DOA-authorized signature.

(k) Related Information

    For more information about this AD, contact Shahram Daneshmandi, 
Aerospace Engineer, Large Aircraft Section, International Validation 
Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; phone and 
fax: 206-231-3220; email: [email protected].

(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.
    (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do 
the actions required by this AD, unless this AD specifies otherwise.
    (i) European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2021-0013, 
dated January 13, 2021.
    (ii) [Reserved]
    (3) For EASA AD 2021-0013, contact EASA, Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 3, 
50668 Cologne, Germany; telephone +49 221 8999 000; email 
[email protected]; internet www.easa.europa.eu. You may find this 
EASA AD on the EASA website at https://ad.easa.europa.eu.
    (4) You may view this material at the FAA, Airworthiness 
Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 2200 South 216th St., 
Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this material 
at the FAA, call 206-231-3195.
    (5) You may view this material that is incorporated by reference 
at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For 
information on the availability of this material at NARA, email 
[email protected], or go to: https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

    Issued on September 7, 2021.
Lance T. Gant,
Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-21620 Filed 10-4-21; 8:45 am]
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