Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters, 67312-67313 [2021-25687]

Download as PDF 67312 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 225 / Friday, November 26, 2021 / Rules and Regulations (i) European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2021–0044, dated February 5, 2021. (ii) [Reserved] (3) For EASA AD 2021–0044, contact the EASA, Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 3, 50668 Cologne, Germany; phone: +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 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. 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–2021–0461. (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 October 13, 2021. Gaetano A. Sciortino, Deputy Director for Strategic Initiatives, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2021–25691 Filed 11–24–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0693; Project Identifier MCAI–2020–01666–R; Amendment 39–21788; AD 2021–22–15] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Helicopters Model AS332L2 and EC225LP helicopters. This AD was prompted by a design deficiency. This AD requires modifying the hoist control power supply, 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 January 3, 2022. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with RULES1 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Nov 24, 2021 Jkt 256001 Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2021–0693; 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: Ronnea Derby, Aerospace Engineer, Denver ACO Branch, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, FAA, 26805 E 68th Ave., Mail Stop: Room 214, Denver, CO 80249; telephone (303) 342– 1093; email Ronnea.L.Derby@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background AGENCY: SUMMARY: of a certain publication listed in this AD as of January 3, 2022. ADDRESSES: For material incorporated by reference (IBR) in this AD, contact the 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 material on the EASA website at https:// ad.easa.europa.eu. You may view this material 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 in the AD docket at https:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2021– 0693. EASA, which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA AD 2020–0281, dated December 16, 2020 (EASA AD 2020–0281), to correct an unsafe condition for certain serial-numbered Airbus Helicopters (AH), formerly Eurocopter, Eurocopter France, Aerospatiale Model AS 332 L2 and EC 225 LP helicopters. The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to certain serial-numbered Airbus Helicopters Model AS332L2 and EC225LP helicopters. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on August 25, 2021 (86 FR 47420). The NPRM was prompted by a design deficiency involving the incorrect wiring routing of the electrical hoist PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 installation. The affected wiring was not protected by the circuit breaker that was intended to provide electrical protection for that wiring. The NPRM proposed to require modifying the hoist control power supply, as specified in EASA AD 2020–0281. The FAA is issuing this AD to correct the electrical hoist installation wiring routing. See EASA AD 2020–0281 for additional background information. Discussion of Final Airworthiness Directive 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. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 EASA AD 2020–0281 requires modifying the hoist control power supply. 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 5 helicopters of U.S. Registry. Labor rates are estimated at $85 per work-hour. Based on these numbers, the FAA estimates the following costs to comply with this AD. Modifying the electrical hoist control power supply takes about 4 work-hours and parts cost about $10, for an estimated cost of $350 per helicopter and $1,750 for the affected U.S. fleet. 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 E:\FR\FM\26NOR1.SGM 26NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 225 / Friday, November 26, 2021 / Rules and Regulations necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. Regulatory Findings This AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, (2) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and (3) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. The Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 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: ■ 2021–22–15 Airbus Helicopters: Amendment 39–21788; Docket No. FAA–2021–0693; Project Identifier MCAI–2020–01666–R. (a) Effective Date This airworthiness directive (AD) is effective January 3, 2022. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with RULES1 (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Airbus Helicopters Model AS332L2 and EC225LP helicopters, certificated in any category, as identified in European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2020–0281, dated December 16, 2020 (EASA AD 2020–0281). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:31 Nov 24, 2021 Jkt 256001 (d) Subject Joint Aircraft Service Component (JASC) Code: 2500, Cabin Equipment/Furnishings. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by a design deficiency. The FAA is issuing this AD to correct the electrical hoist installation wiring routing. The unsafe condition, if not addressed, could result in a short circuit of the hoist control electrical harness and subsequent hoist shear command and hoisted load loss, possibly resulting in injury to a person being lifted or injury to persons on the ground. (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, EASA AD 2020–0281. (h) Exceptions to EASA AD 2020–0281 (1) Where EASA AD 2020–0281 requires compliance within 30 days after its effective date, this AD requires compliance within 30 hours time-in-service after the effective date of this AD. (2) This AD does not require the ‘‘Remarks’’ section of EASA AD 2020–0281. (i) No Reporting Requirement Although the service information referenced in EASA AD 2020–0281 specifies to submit certain information to the manufacturer, this AD does not include that requirement. (j) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, International Validation Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the International Validation Branch, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (k) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9-AVS-AIR730-AMOC@faa.gov. (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. (k) Related Information For more information about this AD, contact Ronnea Derby, Aerospace Engineer, Denver ACO Branch, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, FAA, 26805 E 68th Ave., Mail Stop: Room 214, Denver, CO 80249; telephone (303) 342–1093; email Ronnea.L.Derby@faa.gov. (l) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 67313 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 2020–0281, dated December 16, 2020. (ii) [Reserved] (3) For EASA AD 2020–0281, contact the 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 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. This material may be found in the AD docket at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2021–0693. (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 October 15, 2021. Lance T. Gant, Director,Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2021–25687 Filed 11–24–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2020–0896; Airspace Docket No. 20–ANM–17] RIN 2120–AA66 Modification of Class D Airspace; McChord Field (Joint Base LewisMcChord), WA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action modifies the Class D airspace at McChord Field (Joint Base Lewis-McChord), Tacoma, WA. After a review of the airspace, the FAA found it necessary to amend the existing airspace for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at this location and Visual Flight Rules (VFR) at a satellite airport. This action removes a reference to the McChord Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range beacon (VOR) from the legal description, updates the airport name and city, and amends the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26NOR1.SGM 26NOR1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 225 (Friday, November 26, 2021)]
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[FR Doc No: 2021-25687]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2021-0693; Project Identifier MCAI-2020-01666-R; 
Amendment 39-21788; AD 2021-22-15]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for 
certain Airbus Helicopters Model AS332L2 and EC225LP helicopters. This 
AD was prompted by a design deficiency. This AD requires modifying the 
hoist control power supply, 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 January 3, 2022.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of January 3, 
2022.

ADDRESSES: For material incorporated by reference (IBR) in this AD, 
contact the 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 material on the EASA website at 
https://ad.easa.europa.eu. You may view this material 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 
in the AD docket at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and 
locating Docket No. FAA-2021-0693.

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket at https://www.regulations.gov by 
searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2021-0693; 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: Ronnea Derby, Aerospace Engineer, 
Denver ACO Branch, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, FAA, 26805 E 
68th Ave., Mail Stop: Room 214, Denver, CO 80249; telephone (303) 342-
1093; email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    EASA, which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the 
European Union, has issued EASA AD 2020-0281, dated December 16, 2020 
(EASA AD 2020-0281), to correct an unsafe condition for certain serial-
numbered Airbus Helicopters (AH), formerly Eurocopter, Eurocopter 
France, Aerospatiale Model AS 332 L2 and EC 225 LP helicopters.
    The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 
CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to certain serial-numbered 
Airbus Helicopters Model AS332L2 and EC225LP helicopters. The NPRM 
published in the Federal Register on August 25, 2021 (86 FR 47420). The 
NPRM was prompted by a design deficiency involving the incorrect wiring 
routing of the electrical hoist installation. The affected wiring was 
not protected by the circuit breaker that was intended to provide 
electrical protection for that wiring. The NPRM proposed to require 
modifying the hoist control power supply, as specified in EASA AD 2020-
0281.
    The FAA is issuing this AD to correct the electrical hoist 
installation wiring routing. See EASA AD 2020-0281 for additional 
background information.

Discussion of Final Airworthiness Directive

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.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    EASA AD 2020-0281 requires modifying the hoist control power 
supply.
    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 5 helicopters of U.S. 
Registry. Labor rates are estimated at $85 per work-hour. Based on 
these numbers, the FAA estimates the following costs to comply with 
this AD.
    Modifying the electrical hoist control power supply takes about 4 
work-hours and parts cost about $10, for an estimated cost of $350 per 
helicopter and $1,750 for the affected U.S. fleet.

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

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necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the 
scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that 
is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking 
action.

Regulatory Findings

    This AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 
13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, 
on the relationship between the national government and the States, or 
on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various 
levels of government.
    For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD:
    (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive 
Order 12866,
    (2) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and
    (3) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or 
negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

The Amendment

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

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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

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


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

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

2021-22-15 Airbus Helicopters: Amendment 39-21788; Docket No. FAA-
2021-0693; Project Identifier MCAI-2020-01666-R.

(a) Effective Date

    This airworthiness directive (AD) is effective January 3, 2022.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Airbus Helicopters Model AS332L2 and EC225LP 
helicopters, certificated in any category, as identified in European 
Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2020-0281, dated December 16, 
2020 (EASA AD 2020-0281).

(d) Subject

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

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by a design deficiency. The FAA is issuing 
this AD to correct the electrical hoist installation wiring routing. 
The unsafe condition, if not addressed, could result in a short 
circuit of the hoist control electrical harness and subsequent hoist 
shear command and hoisted load loss, possibly resulting in injury to 
a person being lifted or injury to persons on the ground.

(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, EASA AD 2020-0281.

(h) Exceptions to EASA AD 2020-0281

    (1) Where EASA AD 2020-0281 requires compliance within 30 days 
after its effective date, this AD requires compliance within 30 
hours time-in-service after the effective date of this AD.
    (2) This AD does not require the ``Remarks'' section of EASA AD 
2020-0281.

(i) No Reporting Requirement

    Although the service information referenced in EASA AD 2020-0281 
specifies to submit certain information to the manufacturer, this AD 
does not include that requirement.

(j) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (1) The Manager, International Validation Branch, FAA, has the 
authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the 
procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, 
send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight 
Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information 
directly to the manager of the International Validation Branch, send 
it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (k) of 
this AD. Information may be emailed to: [email protected].
    (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate 
principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager 
of the local flight standards district office/certificate holding 
district office.

(k) Related Information

    For more information about this AD, contact Ronnea Derby, 
Aerospace Engineer, Denver ACO Branch, Compliance & Airworthiness 
Division, FAA, 26805 E 68th Ave., Mail Stop: Room 214, Denver, CO 
80249; telephone (303) 342-1093; email [email protected].

(l) 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) European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2020-0281, 
dated December 16, 2020.
    (ii) [Reserved]
    (3) For EASA AD 2020-0281, contact the 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 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. This material may be 
found in the AD docket at https://www.regulations.gov by searching 
for and locating Docket No. FAA-2021-0693.
    (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 October 15, 2021.
Lance T. Gant,
Director,Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-25687 Filed 11-24-21; 8:45 am]
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