Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 155 (Monday, August 12, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 155 (Monday, August 12, 2019)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 39778-39782]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-16808]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Aviation Administration
14 CFR Part 39
[Docket No. FAA-2019-0582; Product Identifier 2019-NM-034-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).
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SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD)
for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-1A11 (600), CL-600-2A12
(601), and CL-600-2B16 (601-3A and 601-3R Variants) airplanes. This
proposed AD was prompted by reports of the loss of all air data system
information provided to the flightcrew, which was caused by icing at
high altitudes. This proposed AD would require revising the exisitng
airplane flight manual (AFM) to provide the flightcrew with procedures
for ``Unreliable Airspeed'' that stabilize the airplane's airspeed and
attitude. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition
on these products.
DATES: The FAA must receive comments on this proposed AD by September
26, 2019.
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 http://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 NPRM, 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 http://www.bombardier.com. You may view this service
information at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 2200 South 216th
St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this
material at the FAA, call 206-231-3195.
Examining the AD Docket
    You may examine the AD docket on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2019-
0582; 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 NPRM, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other
information. The street address for Docket Operations is listed above.
Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John DeLuca, Aerospace Engineer,
Avionics and Electrical Systems Services Section, FAA, New York ACO
Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone
516-228-7369; fax 516-794-5531; email [email protected].
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
Comments Invited
    The FAA invites you to send any written relevant data, views, or
arguments about this proposal. Send your comments to an address listed
under the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2019-0582;
Product Identifier 2019-NM-034-AD'' at the beginning of your comments.
The FAA specifically invites comments on the overall regulatory,
economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this NPRM. The FAA will
consider all
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comments received by the closing date and may amend this NPRM because
of those comments.
    The FAA will post all comments received, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide.
The FAA will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal
contact received about this NPRM.
Discussion
    Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation
authority for Canada, has issued Canadian AD CF-2018-36, dated December
27, 2018 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing
Airworthiness Information, or ``the MCAI''), to correct an unsafe
condition for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-1A11 (600), CL-
600-2A12 (601), and CL-600-2B16 (601-3A and 601-3R Variants) airplanes.
The MCAI states:
    A number of in-service incidents have been reported on CL-600-
2C10 aeroplanes regarding the loss of all air data system
information provided to the crew. The air data system information
was recovered as the aeroplanes descended to lower altitudes. An
investigation determined that the root cause in both events was high
altitude icing (ice crystal contamination). If not recognized and
addressed, this condition may affect continued safe flight and
landing.
    Due to similarities in the air data systems, similar events
could also occur on Bombardier Inc. CL-600-1A11, CL-600-2A12 and CL-
600-2B16 aeroplanes.
    This [Canadian] AD mandates the incorporation of Airplane Flight
Manual (AFM) procedures that will allow the crew to stabilize the
aeroplane's airspeed and attitude for continued safe flight and
landing.
    You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2019-
0582.
Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51
    Bombardier has issued the following service information, which
provides a procedure for ``Unreliable Airspeed'' in the Emergency
Procedures section of the applicable AFM.
     Canadair Challenger CL-600-1A11 AFM, Product Publication
(PP) 600, Revision A111, dated August 31, 2018.
     Canadair Challenger CL-600-1A11 (Winglets) AFM, Product
Support Publication (PSP) 600-1, Revision 103, dated August 31, 2018.
     Canadair Challenger CL-600-2A12 AFM, PSP 601-1A, Revision
120, dated August 31, 2018.
     Canadair Challenger CL-600-2A12 AFM, PSP 601-1A-1,
Revision 79, dated August 31, 2018.
     Canadair Challenger CL-600-2A12 AFM, PSP 601-1B, Revision
83, dated August 31, 2018.
     Canadair Challenger CL-600-2A12 AFM, PSP 601-1B-1,
Revision 81, dated August 31, 2018.
     Canadair Challenger CL-600-2B16 AFM, PSP 601A-1, Revision
103, dated August 31, 2018.
     Canadair Challenger CL-600-2B16 AFM, PSP 601A-1-1,
Revision 92, dated August 31, 2018.
    These documents are distinct since they apply to different airplane
models in different configurations. 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.
FAA's Determination
    This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another
country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant
to a bilateral agreement with the State of Design Authority, the FAA
has been notified of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and
service information referenced above. The FAA is proposing this AD
because the agency evaluated all the relevant information and
determined the unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist
or develop on other products of the same type design.
Proposed Requirements of This NPRM
    This proposed AD would require revising the existing AFM with
procedures for ``Unreliable Airspeed'' in the Emergency Procedures
section of the applicable AFM as described previously.
Costs of Compliance
    The FAA estimates that this proposed AD affects 206 airplanes of
U.S. registry. The FAA estimates the following costs to comply with
this proposed 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          $17,510
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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.
    This proposed AD is issued in accordance with authority delegated
by the Executive Director, Aircraft Certification Service, as
authorized by FAA Order 8000.51C. In accordance with that order,
issuance of ADs is normally a function of the Compliance and
Airworthiness Division, but during this transition period, the
Executive Director has delegated the authority to issue ADs applicable
to transport category airplanes and associated appliances to the
Director of the System Oversight Division.
Regulatory Findings
    The FAA determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism
implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would 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 this proposed
regulation:
    (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
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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 Proposed Amendment
    Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the
Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 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 (AD):
Bombardier, Inc.: Docket No. FAA-2019-0582; Product Identifier 2019-
NM-034-AD.
(a) Comments Due Date
    The FAA must receive comments by September 26, 2019.
(b) Affected ADs
    None.
(c) Applicability
    This AD applies to Bombardier, Inc., airplanes, certificated in
any category, identified in paragraphs (c)(1) through (c)(3) of this
AD.
    (1) Model CL-600-1A11 (600), serial numbers 1001 through 1085
inclusive.
    (2) Model CL-600-2A12 (601), serial numbers 3001 through 3066
inclusive.
    (3) Model CL-600-2B16 (601-3A and 601-3R Variants), serial
numbers 5001 through 5194 inclusive.
(d) Subject
    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 34, Navigation.
(e) Reason
    This AD was prompted by reports of the loss of all air data
system information provided to the flightcrew, which was caused by
icing at high altitudes. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the
loss of all air data system information provided to the flightcrew.
If not addressed, this condition may adversely affect continued safe
flight and landing.
(f) Compliance
    Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified,
unless already done.
(g) Revision of the Airplane Flight Manual (AFM)
    Within 30 days after the effective date of this AD: Revise the
Emergency Procedures section of the existing AFM to include the
information in the ``Unreliable Airspeed'' procedure 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 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 corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action 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) Canadian AD CF-2018-36, dated December 27, 2018, for related
information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the internet
at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket
No. FAA-2019-0582.
    (2) For more information about this AD, contact John DeLuca,
Aerospace Engineer, Avionics and Electrical Systems Services
Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410,
Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516-228-7369; fax 516-794-5531; email
[email protected].
    (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 http://www.bombardier.com. You
may view this service information at the FAA, Transport Standards
Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the
availability of this material at the FAA, call 206-231-3195.
    Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on July 26, 2019.
Dionne Palermo,
Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification
Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-16808 Filed 8-9-19; 8:45 am]
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