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Amendment 39-19035; Docket No. FAA-2017-0099; Product Identifier 2017-NE-02-AD.
TDATA NOTE: The FAA is correcting two typos. In Figure 1, a number was omitted from the first entry under column "P/N". Also, in Figure 3, a number was omitted from the table heading. In all other respects, the original document remains the same. (a) EFFECTIVE DATE This AD becomes effective October 31, 2017. (b) AFFECTED ADS None. (c) APPLICABILITY (1) This AD applies to Siemens S.A.S. smoke detectors, part numbers (P/Ns) PMC1102-02, PMC3100-00, and GMC1102-02, with serial numbers (S/Ns) listed in paragraph 1/D/ of Siemens Service Information Letter (SIL) No. PMC-26-002, Revision No. 1, dated January 2016; or paragraph 1/D/ of Siemens SIL No. PMC-26-003, Revision No. 2, dated February 2016. (2) This AD also applies to those smoke detectors with P/Ns and S/Ns listed in Figure 1 to paragraph (c) of this AD; installed on, but not limited to, any airplane, certificated in any category, listed in paragraphs (c)(2)(i) or (ii) of this AD. FIGURE 1 TO PARAGRAPH (C) OF THIS AD P/N AND S/NS OF REPAIRED SMOKE DETECTORS ______________________________________________________________________ P/N S/N ______________________________________________________________________ PMC1102-02 2129, 2281, 2335, 2343, 2356, 2399, 2411, 2428, 2588, 2731, 2851, 2888, 3658, 3696, 3710, 3729, 3731, 5032, 5039, 5040, 5107, 5216, 5233, 50069, 50075, 50087, 50122, 50204, 50250, 50264, 50268, 50270, 50272, 50366 and 50386 PMC3100-00 201, 208, 213 227, 260, 268, 312, 528, 588, 592, 606, 652, 655, 660, 667, 50037, 50046, 50058, 50060, 50062, 50067, 50070, 50072 and 50090 ______________________________________________________________________ (i) in production on Airbus A330, A330 freighter, and A380 airplanes; (ii) in service by supplemental type certificate modification on: (A) Airbus A319 and A320, and Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (Challenger 850), Boeing (formerly McDonnell Douglas) DC-9 series 80 airplanes; and (B) Boeing 737-400 (BDSF), 767, and 747-8 airplanes. (d) SUBJECT Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 2611, Smoke Detection. (e) REASON This AD was prompted by a report that the affected smoke detectors failed an acceptance test. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the smoke detector, on-board uncontrolled fire, and damage to the airplane. (f) COMPLIANCE Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless al- ready done. (1) Within 30 days after the effective date of this AD, inspect each Siemens smoke detector, or review your maintenance records, to deter- mine if an affected detector is installed. (2) For smoke detectors identified in paragraph (c)(1) of this AD, replace the detectors within the compliance times specified in Figures 2, 3, and 4 to paragraph (f) of this AD. FIGURE 2 TO PARAGRAPH (F) OF THIS AD P/N PMC1102-02 (CARGO COMPART- MENTS) ______________________________________________________________________ COMPLIANCE TIME (AFTER THE MANUFACTURING DATE (MONTH/YEAR) EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS AD) ______________________________________________________________________ 122010 to 112011 inclusive Within 5 months 122011 to 012013 inclusive Within 11 months ______________________________________________________________________ FIGURE 3 TO PARAGRAPH (F) OF THIS AD P/N PMC3100-00 DETECTORS (CARGO COMPARTMENTS) ______________________________________________________________________ COMPLIANCE TIME (AFTER THE MANUFACTURING DATE (MONTH/YEAR) EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS AD) ______________________________________________________________________ 032011 to 012012 inclusive Within 5 months 022012 to 012013 inclusive Within 11 months ______________________________________________________________________ FIGURE 4 TO PARAGRAPH (F) OF THIS AD P/N GMC1102-02 (PASSENGER CABIN OR ANY OTHER LOCATION) ______________________________________________________________________ COMPLIANCE TIME (AFTER THE MANUFACTURING DATE (MONTH/YEAR) EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS AD) ______________________________________________________________________ 112010 to 022012 inclusive Within 24 months 032012 to 122012 inclusive Within 36 months ______________________________________________________________________ (3) For smoke detectors identified in paragraph (c)(2) of this AD, replace the detectors within 5 months after the effective date of this AD. (g) INSTALLATION PROHIBITION After the effective date of this AD, do not install on any airplane a smoke detector: (1) with a manufacturing date and P/N listed in Figure 2 or 3 to paragraph (f) of this AD; (2) listed in Figure 4 to paragraph (f) of this AD unless the detector is marked SIL PMC-26-002. (h) ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF COMPLIANCE (AMOCS) (1) The Manager, FAA, Boston ACO Branch, Compliance and Airworthiness Division, 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 Boston ACO Branch, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (i)(1) of this AD. (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal in- spector, 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 Erin Hulverson, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Boston ACO Branch, Compliance and Airworthiness Divi- sion, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781-238-7655; fax: 781-238-7199; email: email@example.com. (2) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency AD 2016-0024, dated January 26, 2016, for more information. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by search- ing for and locating it in Docket No. FAA-2017-0099. (j) MATERIAL INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (i) Siemens Service Information Letter (SIL) No. PMC-26-002, Revision No. 1, dated January 2016. (ii) Siemens SIL No. PMC-26-003, Revision No. 2, dated February 2016. (3) For Siemens service information identified in this AD, contact Siemens Aviation Customer Support, 697 Rue Fourny, 78530 Buc, France; phone: (33) 1 3084 6650; fax: (33) 1 3956 1364. (4) You may view this service information at FAA, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, Policy and Innovation Division, 1200 District Avenue Burlington, MA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781-238-7125. (5) You may view this service information at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to: http://www.archives .gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on September 20, 2017. Robert J. Ganley, Manager, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, Aircraft Certifi- cation Service. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin Hulverson, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Boston ACO Branch, Compliance and Airworthiness Division, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781-238-7655; fax: 781-238-7199; e- mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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