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EMPRESA BRASILEIRA DE AERONAUTICA S.A. (EMBRAER):
Amendment 39-19582; Docket No. FAA-2019-0118; Product Identifier 2018-NM-143-AD.
(a) EFFECTIVE DATE This AD becomes effective March 26, 2019. (b) AFFECTED ADS None. (c) APPLICABILITY This AD applies to Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (Embraer) Model EMB-135ER, -135KE, -135KL, and -135LR airplanes; and Model EMB -145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP airplanes identified in Embraer Service Bulletin 145-78-0035, Revision 03, dated November 26, 2004; certificated in any category; except airplanes identified in Embraer Service Bulletin 145-78-0035, Revision 02, dated January 31, 2003. (d) SUBJECT Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 78, Engine Exhaust. (e) REASON This AD was prompted by reports of internal corrosion of the stow/transit switches installed in the engine thrust reversers. We are issuing this AD to address corrosion of the stow/transit switches, which could result in uncommanded loss of engine power in- flight or erroneous signals in the Engine Indicating and Crew Alerting System (EICAS), which could induce aborted takeoffs. (f) COMPLIANCE Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) INSTALLATION OF STOW/TRANSIT SWITCHES Before the accumulation of 2,000 total flight hours, or within 400 flight hours after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs later, install new stow/transit switches having part number (P/N) 83 -990-168, on the #1 and #2 engine thrust reversers, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Embraer Service Bulletin 145-78 -0035, Revision 03, dated November 26, 2004. (h) PARTS INSTALLATION LIMITATION As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install, on any airplane, a stow/transit switch having P/N 83-990-137 or P/N 83- 990 -152. (i) CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS ACTIONS This paragraph provides credit for actions required by paragraph (g) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using the applicable document specified in paragraphs (i)(1), (i)(2), and (i)(3) of this AD. (1) Embraer Service Bulletin 145-78-0035, dated October 4, 2002. This document is not incorporated by reference in this AD. (2) Embraer Service Bulletin 145-78-0035, Revision 01, dated December 11, 2002. This document is not incorporated by reference in this AD. (3) Embraer Service Bulletin 145-78-0035, Revision 02, dated January 31, 2003. This document is incorporated by reference in AD 2004-13-16, Amendment 39-13698 (69 FR 38819, June 29, 2004). (j) OTHER FAA AD PROVISIONS The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF COMPLIANCE (AMOCS): The Manager, International Section, Transport Standards 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 International Section, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (k)(2) of this AD. Information may be emailed to 9-ANM-116 -AMOC-REQUESTS@faa.gov. 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, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA; or the Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil (ANAC); or ANAC's authorized Designee. If approved by the ANAC Designee, the approval must include the Designee's authorized signature. (3) REQUIRED FOR COMPLIANCE (RC): If any service information contains pro- cedures or tests that are identified as RC, those procedures and tests must be done to comply with this AD; any procedures or tests that are not identified as RC are recommended. Those procedures and tests that are not identified as RC may be deviated from using accepted methods in accordance with the operator's maintenance or inspection program without obtaining approval of an AMOC, provided the procedures and tests identified as RC can be done and the airplane can be put back in an airworthy condition. Any substitutions or changes to procedures or tests identified as RC require approval of an AMOC. (k) RELATED INFORMATION (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) Brazilian AD 2001-05-03R3, dated April 22, 2003, 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-2019-0118. (2) For more information about this AD, contact Kathleen Arrigotti, Aerospace Engineer, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone and fax 206-231-3218. (3) Service information identified in this AD that is not incorporated by reference is available at the addresses specified in paragraphs (l)(5) and (l)(6) of this AD. (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. (3) The following service information was approved for IBR on April 15, 2019. (i) Embraer Service Bulletin 145-78-0035, Revision 03, dated November 26, 2004. (ii) [Reserved] (4) The following service information was approved for IBR on August 3, 2004 (69 FR 38819, June 29, 2004). (i) Embraer Service Bulletin 145-78-0035, Revision 02, dated January 31, 2003. Pages 1 and 2 of this document are identified as Revision 02, dated January 31, 2003; pages 3 through 13 are identified as the original version, dated October 4, 2002. (ii) [Reserved] (5) For service information identified in this AD, contact Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (Embraer), Technical Publications Section (PC 060), Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 2170--Putim--12227-901 Sao Jose dos Campos--SP--Brasil; telephone +55 12 3927-5852 or +55 12 3309-0732; fax +55 12 3927-7546; email firstname.lastname@example.org; internet http://www.flyembraer.com. (6) 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. (7) You may view this service information that is incorporated by refer- ence 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/ibr -locations.html. Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on February 28, 2019. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen Arrigotti, Aerospace Engineer, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone and fax 206-231-3218.
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