Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.a. Helicopters, 57751-57753 [2021-22510]

Download as PDF 57751 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 86, No. 199 Tuesday, October 19, 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. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0837; Project Identifier MCAI–2021–00762–R; Amendment 39–21756; AD 2021–20–18] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.a. Helicopters Examining the AD Docket Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain serial-numbered Leonardo S.p.a. Model AW119 MKII helicopters. This AD was prompted by the discovery that the passenger cabin windows (windows) on a batch of helicopters were improperly installed during production. This AD requires removing and reinstalling the windows. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD becomes effective November 3, 2021. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain document listed in this AD as of November 3, 2021. The FAA must receive comments on this AD by December 3, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 a.m. and jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with RULES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:17 Oct 18, 2021 Jkt 256001 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this final rule, contact Leonardo S.p.A. Helicopters, Emanuele Bufano, Head of Airworthiness, Viale G.Agusta 520, 21017 C.Costa di Samarate (Va) Italy; telephone +39–0331–225074; fax +39– 0331–229046; or at https:// customerportal.leonardocompany.com/ en-US/. 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. It is also available at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2021–0837. You may examine the AD docket at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2021–0837; 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 European Aviation Safety Agency (now European Union Aviation Safety Agency) (EASA) AD, any comments received, and other information. The street address for Docket Operations is listed above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristi Bradley, Program Manager, COS Program Management Section, Operational Safety Branch, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, FAA, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy., Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222–5110; email kristin.bradley@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background EASA, which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA AD 2018–0270, dated December 12, 2018 (EASA AD 2018–0270), to correct an unsafe condition for Leonardo S.p.A. Helicopters, formerly Finmeccanica S.p.A., AgustaWestland S.p.A., Agusta S.p.A.; and AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation, formerly Agusta Aerospace Corporation, Model AW119MKII helicopters, serial numbers 14831, 14834, 14838, 14840, 14841, 14842, 14843, 14844, 14901, 14904, 14905, 14906, and 14918. EASA advises that during maintenance of a helicopter, PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 removal of passenger windows could only be accomplished with difficulty. EASA further advises that subsequent investigation identified a batch of helicopters on which passenger windows have been improperly installed during production. According to Leonardo Helicopters service information, an investigation concluded that the gasket was bonded to the window (or on both sides) instead of to the door frame. This condition, if not corrected, could prevent the jettisoning of the windows, possibly preventing the evacuation of passengers during an emergency situation. Accordingly, EASA AD 2018– 0270 requires removal and reinstallation of the passenger windows with the approved design data. FAA’s Determination The applicable model helicopter has been approved by EASA and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant to the FAA’s bilateral agreement with the European Union, EASA has notified the FAA about the unsafe condition described in its AD. The FAA is issuing this AD after evaluating all known relevant information and determining that the unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or develop on other helicopters of the same type design. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 The FAA reviewed Leonardo Helicopters Alert Service Bulletin No. 119–094, dated November 15, 2018. This service information specifies procedures for removing the standard windows installed on the affected helicopters and reinstalling them in accordance with approved design data. 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. AD Requirements This AD requires, within 100 hours time-in-service after the effective date of this AD, removing and reinstalling the left-hand and right-hand windows by following certain procedures in the service information. E:\FR\FM\19OCR1.SGM 19OCR1 57752 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 199 / Tuesday, October 19, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Differences Between This AD and the EASA AD EASA AD 2018–0270 requires discarding certain seal fillers and gaskets, whereas this AD requires removing those parts from service instead. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with RULES1 Justification for Immediate Adoption and Determination of the Effective Date Section 553(b)(3)(B) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 551 et seq.) authorizes agencies to dispense with notice and comment procedures for rules when the agency, for ‘‘good cause,’’ finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Under this section, an agency, upon finding good cause, may issue a final rule without providing notice and seeking comment prior to issuance. Further, section 553(d) of the APA authorizes agencies to make rules effective in less than thirty days, upon a finding of good cause. There are no helicopters with this type certificate on the U.S. Registry. Accordingly, notice and opportunity for prior public comment are unnecessary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B). In addition, for the foregoing reasons, the FAA finds that good cause exists pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d) for making this amendment effective in less than 30 days. Comments Invited The FAA invites you to send any written data, views, or arguments about this final rule. Send your comments to an address listed under ADDRESSES. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2021–0837; Project Identifier MCAI–2021–00762–R’’ at the beginning of your comments. The most helpful comments reference a specific portion of the final rule, explain the reason for any recommended change, and include supporting data. The FAA will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this final rule because of those comments. Except for Confidential Business Information (CBI) as described in the following paragraph, and other information as described in 14 CFR 11.35, the FAA will post all comments received, without change, to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. The agency will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact received about this final rule. Confidential Business Information CBI is commercial or financial information that is both customarily and actually treated as private by its owner. VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:17 Oct 18, 2021 Jkt 256001 Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. 552), CBI is exempt from public disclosure. If your comments responsive to this AD contain commercial or financial information that is customarily treated as private, that you actually treat as private, and that is relevant or responsive to this AD, it is important that you clearly designate the submitted comments as CBI. Please mark each page of your submission containing CBI as ‘‘PROPIN.’’ The FAA will treat such marked submissions as confidential under the FOIA, and they will not be placed in the public docket of this AD. Submissions containing CBI should be sent to Kristi Bradley, Program Manager, COS Program Management Section, Operational Safety Branch, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, FAA, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy., Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222–5110; email kristin.bradley@faa.gov. Any commentary that the FAA receives which is not specifically designated as CBI will be placed in the public docket for this rulemaking. Regulatory Flexibility Act 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, I certify that this AD: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, and (2) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska. 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: The requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) do not apply when an agency finds good cause pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553 to adopt a rule without prior notice and comment. Because the FAA has determined that it has good cause to adopt this rule without prior notice and comment, RFA analysis is not required. ■ Costs of Compliance ■ There are no costs of compliance with this AD because there are no helicopters with this type certificate on the U.S. Registry. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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: 2021–20–18 Leonardo S.p.a.: Amendment 39–21756; Docket No. FAA–2021–0837; Project Identifier MCAI–2021–00762–R. (a) Effective Date This airworthiness directive (AD) is effective November 3, 2021. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Leonardo S.p.a. Model AW119 MKII helicopters, certificated in any category, with serial number 14831, 14834, 14838, 14840, 14841, 14842, 14843, 14844, 14901, 14904, 14905, 14906, or 14918. (d) Subject Joint Aircraft Service Component (JASC) Code: 5620, Passenger compartment doors. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by the discovery of improperly installed passenger cabin windows (windows). The FAA is issuing this AD to ensure that each window is properly installed and opens properly. The unsafe condition, if not addressed, could result in E:\FR\FM\19OCR1.SGM 19OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 199 / Tuesday, October 19, 2021 / Rules and Regulations occupants not being able to exit the helicopter during an emergency situation. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Required Actions Within 100 hours time in service after the effective date of this AD, replace the lefthand and right-hand windows by following the Accomplishment Instructions, paragraphs 2. and 3., of Leonardo Helicopters Alert Service Bulletin No. 119–094, dated November 15, 2018 (ASB119–094), except where ASB 119–094 specifies to discard the seal filler and gasket, remove those parts from service. (h) 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 (i)(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. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with RULES1 (i) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Kristi Bradley, Program Manager, COS Program Management Section, Operational Safety Branch, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, FAA, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy., Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222–5110; email kristin.bradley@faa.gov. (2) The subject of this AD is addressed in European Aviation Safety Agency (now European Union Aviation Safety Agency) (EASA) AD 2018–0270, dated December 12, 2018. You may view the EASA AD at https:// www.regulations.gov in Docket No. FAA– 2021–0837. (j) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (i) Leonardo Helicopters Alert Service Bulletin No. 119–094, dated November 15, 2018. (ii) [Reserved] (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Leonardo S.p.A. Helicopters, Emanuele Bufano, Head of Airworthiness, Viale G.Agusta 520, 21017 C.Costa di Samarate (Va) Italy; telephone +39–0331– 225074; fax +39–0331–229046; or at https:// VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:17 Oct 18, 2021 Jkt 256001 customerportal.leonardocompany.com/enUS/. (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Office of the Regional Counsel, Southwest Region, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy., Room 6N–321, Fort Worth, TX 76177. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (817) 222–5110. (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, email: fr.inspection@nara.gov, or go to: https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. Issued on September 23, 2021. Gaetano A. Sciortino, Deputy Director for Strategic Initiatives, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. 57753 Correction of Publication Accordingly, the final regulations (TD 9957) that are the subject of FR Doc. 2021–21029, published on September 28, 2021 (86 FR 53539), are corrected as follows: On page 53539, in the second column, footnote 1 is corrected to read: 1 For an overview of the procedure applicable to a request for an estate tax closing letter before October 28, 2021, see part D of the Background and Explanation of Provisions of the proposed regulations. Oluwafunmilayo A. Taylor, Chief, Publications and Regulations Branch, Legal Processing Division, Associate Chief Counsel, (Procedure and Administration). 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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Juli Ro Kim at (202) 317–6859 (not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background The final regulations (TD 9957) that are the subject of this correction are issued under section 6103 of the Internal Revenue Code. Need for Correction As published the final regulations (TD 9957) contain an error that needs to be corrected. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of propamocarb in or on Vegetable, Brassica, head and stem, group 5–16. The Interregional Project Number 4 (IR–4) requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). DATES: This regulation is effective October 19, 2021. Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before December 20, 2021, and must be filed in accordance with the instructions provided in 40 CFR part 178 (see also Unit I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION). ADDRESSES: The docket for this action, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2020–0347, is available at https://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the OPP Docket is (703) 305–5805. Due to the public health emergency, the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC) and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19OCR1.SGM 19OCR1

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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents 
having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed 
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under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510.

The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. 

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Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 199 / Tuesday, October 19, 2021 / 
Rules and Regulations

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2021-0837; Project Identifier MCAI-2021-00762-R; 
Amendment 39-21756; AD 2021-20-18]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.a. Helicopters

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for 
certain serial-numbered Leonardo S.p.a. Model AW119 MKII helicopters. 
This AD was prompted by the discovery that the passenger cabin windows 
(windows) on a batch of helicopters were improperly installed during 
production. This AD requires removing and reinstalling the windows. The 
FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these 
products.

DATES: This AD becomes effective November 3, 2021.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain document listed in this AD as of November 3, 
2021.
    The FAA must receive comments on this AD by December 3, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 
11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: (202) 493-2251.
     Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    For service information identified in this final rule, contact 
Leonardo S.p.A. Helicopters, Emanuele Bufano, Head of Airworthiness, 
Viale G.Agusta 520, 21017 C.Costa di Samarate (Va) Italy; telephone 
+39-0331-225074; fax +39-0331-229046; or at https://customerportal.leonardocompany.com/en-US/. 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. It is also available at https://www.regulations.gov by 
searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2021-0837.

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket at https://www.regulations.gov by 
searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2021-0837; 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 
European Aviation Safety Agency (now European Union Aviation Safety 
Agency) (EASA) AD, any comments received, and other information. The 
street address for Docket Operations is listed above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristi Bradley, Program Manager, COS 
Program Management Section, Operational Safety Branch, Compliance & 
Airworthiness Division, FAA, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy., Fort Worth, TX 
76177; telephone (817) 222-5110; email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    EASA, which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the 
European Union, has issued EASA AD 2018-0270, dated December 12, 2018 
(EASA AD 2018-0270), to correct an unsafe condition for Leonardo S.p.A. 
Helicopters, formerly Finmeccanica S.p.A., AgustaWestland S.p.A., 
Agusta S.p.A.; and AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation, formerly 
Agusta Aerospace Corporation, Model AW119MKII helicopters, serial 
numbers 14831, 14834, 14838, 14840, 14841, 14842, 14843, 14844, 14901, 
14904, 14905, 14906, and 14918. EASA advises that during maintenance of 
a helicopter, removal of passenger windows could only be accomplished 
with difficulty. EASA further advises that subsequent investigation 
identified a batch of helicopters on which passenger windows have been 
improperly installed during production. According to Leonardo 
Helicopters service information, an investigation concluded that the 
gasket was bonded to the window (or on both sides) instead of to the 
door frame.
    This condition, if not corrected, could prevent the jettisoning of 
the windows, possibly preventing the evacuation of passengers during an 
emergency situation. Accordingly, EASA AD 2018-0270 requires removal 
and reinstallation of the passenger windows with the approved design 
data.

FAA's Determination

    The applicable model helicopter has been approved by EASA and is 
approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant to the FAA's 
bilateral agreement with the European Union, EASA has notified the FAA 
about the unsafe condition described in its AD. The FAA is issuing this 
AD after evaluating all known relevant information and determining that 
the unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or develop 
on other helicopters of the same type design.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    The FAA reviewed Leonardo Helicopters Alert Service Bulletin No. 
119-094, dated November 15, 2018. This service information specifies 
procedures for removing the standard windows installed on the affected 
helicopters and reinstalling them in accordance with approved design 
data.
    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.

AD Requirements

    This AD requires, within 100 hours time-in-service after the 
effective date of this AD, removing and reinstalling the left-hand and 
right-hand windows by following certain procedures in the service 
information.

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Differences Between This AD and the EASA AD

    EASA AD 2018-0270 requires discarding certain seal fillers and 
gaskets, whereas this AD requires removing those parts from service 
instead.

Justification for Immediate Adoption and Determination of the Effective 
Date

    Section 553(b)(3)(B) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 
U.S.C. 551 et seq.) authorizes agencies to dispense with notice and 
comment procedures for rules when the agency, for ``good cause,'' finds 
that those procedures are ``impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to 
the public interest.'' Under this section, an agency, upon finding good 
cause, may issue a final rule without providing notice and seeking 
comment prior to issuance. Further, section 553(d) of the APA 
authorizes agencies to make rules effective in less than thirty days, 
upon a finding of good cause.
    There are no helicopters with this type certificate on the U.S. 
Registry. Accordingly, notice and opportunity for prior public comment 
are unnecessary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B). In addition, for 
the foregoing reasons, the FAA finds that good cause exists pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 553(d) for making this amendment effective in less than 30 
days.

Comments Invited

    The FAA invites you to send any written data, views, or arguments 
about this final rule. Send your comments to an address listed under 
ADDRESSES. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2021-0837; Project Identifier MCAI-
2021-00762-R'' at the beginning of your comments. The most helpful 
comments reference a specific portion of the final rule, explain the 
reason for any recommended change, and include supporting data. The FAA 
will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend 
this final rule because of those comments.
    Except for Confidential Business Information (CBI) as described in 
the following paragraph, and other information as described in 14 CFR 
11.35, the FAA will post all comments received, without change, to 
https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you 
provide. The agency will also post a report summarizing each 
substantive verbal contact received about this final rule.

Confidential Business Information

    CBI is commercial or financial information that is both customarily 
and actually treated as private by its owner. Under the Freedom of 
Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. 552), CBI is exempt from public 
disclosure. If your comments responsive to this AD contain commercial 
or financial information that is customarily treated as private, that 
you actually treat as private, and that is relevant or responsive to 
this AD, it is important that you clearly designate the submitted 
comments as CBI. Please mark each page of your submission containing 
CBI as ``PROPIN.'' The FAA will treat such marked submissions as 
confidential under the FOIA, and they will not be placed in the public 
docket of this AD. Submissions containing CBI should be sent to Kristi 
Bradley, Program Manager, COS Program Management Section, Operational 
Safety Branch, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, FAA, 10101 Hillwood 
Pkwy., Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222-5110; email 
[email protected]. Any commentary that the FAA receives which is 
not specifically designated as CBI will be placed in the public docket 
for this rulemaking.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) do not 
apply when an agency finds good cause pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553 to adopt 
a rule without prior notice and comment. Because the FAA has determined 
that it has good cause to adopt this rule without prior notice and 
comment, RFA analysis is not required.

Costs of Compliance

    There are no costs of compliance with this AD because there are no 
helicopters with this type certificate on the U.S. Registry.

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, I certify that this AD:
    (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive 
Order 12866, and
    (2) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska.

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

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

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


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

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

2021-20-18 Leonardo S.p.a.: Amendment 39-21756; Docket No. FAA-2021-
0837; Project Identifier MCAI-2021-00762-R.

(a) Effective Date

    This airworthiness directive (AD) is effective November 3, 2021.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Leonardo S.p.a. Model AW119 MKII helicopters, 
certificated in any category, with serial number 14831, 14834, 
14838, 14840, 14841, 14842, 14843, 14844, 14901, 14904, 14905, 
14906, or 14918.

(d) Subject

    Joint Aircraft Service Component (JASC) Code: 5620, Passenger 
compartment doors.

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by the discovery of improperly installed 
passenger cabin windows (windows). The FAA is issuing this AD to 
ensure that each window is properly installed and opens properly. 
The unsafe condition, if not addressed, could result in

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occupants not being able to exit the helicopter during an emergency 
situation.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Required Actions

    Within 100 hours time in service after the effective date of 
this AD, replace the left-hand and right-hand windows by following 
the Accomplishment Instructions, paragraphs 2. and 3., of Leonardo 
Helicopters Alert Service Bulletin No. 119-094, dated November 15, 
2018 (ASB119-094), except where ASB 119-094 specifies to discard the 
seal filler and gasket, remove those parts from service.

(h) 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 (i)(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.

(i) Related Information

    (1) For more information about this AD, contact Kristi Bradley, 
Program Manager, COS Program Management Section, Operational Safety 
Branch, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, FAA, 10101 Hillwood 
Pkwy., Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222-5110; email 
[email protected].
    (2) The subject of this AD is addressed in European Aviation 
Safety Agency (now European Union Aviation Safety Agency) (EASA) AD 
2018-0270, dated December 12, 2018. You may view the EASA AD at 
https://www.regulations.gov in Docket No. FAA-2021-0837.

(j) Material Incorporated by Reference

    (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference of the service information listed in this 
paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
    (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do 
the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise.
    (i) Leonardo Helicopters Alert Service Bulletin No. 119-094, 
dated November 15, 2018.
    (ii) [Reserved]
    (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Leonardo S.p.A. Helicopters, Emanuele Bufano, Head of Airworthiness, 
Viale G.Agusta 520, 21017 C.Costa di Samarate (Va) Italy; telephone 
+39-0331-225074; fax +39-0331-229046; or at https://customerportal.leonardocompany.com/en-US/.
    (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Office of 
the Regional Counsel, Southwest Region, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy., Room 
6N-321, Fort Worth, TX 76177. For information on the availability of 
this material at the FAA, call (817) 222-5110.
    (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated 
by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration 
(NARA). For information on the availability of this material at 
NARA, email: [email protected], or go to: https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

    Issued on September 23, 2021.
Gaetano A. Sciortino,
Deputy Director for Strategic Initiatives, Compliance & Airworthiness 
Division, Aircraft Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-22510 Filed 10-18-21; 8:45 am]
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