(a) COMMENTS DUE DATE
The FAA must receive comments by December 13, 2019.
(b) AFFECTED ADS
This AD applies to the following Bombardier, Inc., airplanes,
certificated in any category.
(1) Model BD-700-1A10, serial numbers 9002, 9006 through 9010 inclusive,
9012, 9016, 9018 through 9023 inclusive, 9029 through 9031 inclusive,
9033, 9035 through 9037 inclusive, 9039 through 9048 inclusive, 9058,
9059, 9061, 9063, 9066 through 9068 inclusive, 9070, 9071, 9073
through 9075 inclusive, 9078, 9085, 9090, 9092, 9093, 9097, 9105,
9106, 9108, 9112, 9121, 9122, 9124, 9137, 9139, 9143, 9145, 9153,
9167, 9177, 9181, 9183, 9185, 9187, 9191, 9203, 9205, 9210, 9223,
9234, 9236, 9244, 9250, 9264, 9270, 9272, 9283, 9286, 9294, 9304,
9312, 9314, 9326, 9333, 9364, 9368, 9378, 9381, 9388, 9407, 9419,
9438, 9460, 9470, 9475, 9478, 9479, 9481, 9484, 9485, 9499, 9524,
9529, 9530, 9533, 9538, 9551, 9553, 9568, 9598, 9615, 9624, 9632,
9638, 9640, 9641, 9648, 9657, 9670, 9680, 9682, 9689, 9700, 9706,
9723, 9726, 9730, 9731, 9745, 9752, 9753, 9757, 9759, 9773, 9775,
9804, 9814, 9816, and 9817.
(2) Model BD-700-1A11, serial numbers 9176, 9178, 9182, 9207, 9212, 9216,
9217, 9227, 9255, 9285, 9376, 9389, 9401, 9427, 9480, 9483, 9498,
9513, 9531, 9536, 9555, 9558, 9569, 9581, 9589, 9592, 9597, 9613,
9618, 9660, 9710, 9722, 9732, 9734, 9737, 9768, 9777, and 9790.
Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 35, Oxygen.
This AD was prompted by a report that easy removal of the portable
oxygen bottle from its support bracket may not always be possible on
certain installations. The FAA is issuing this AD to address
inaccessible portable oxygen bottles, which may not be available to
the flightcrew in emergency situations.
Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless
For the purposes of this AD, an affected portable oxygen bottle
installation is defined as one that is installed in any of the
airplanes specified in paragraphs (c)(1) and (2) of this AD.
(h) INSTALLATION OF MODIFIED TOP BRACKET AND NEW MIDDLE BRACKET
Within 60 months after the effective date of this AD, install a
modified top bracket and new middle bracket on all affected portable
oxygen bottle installations in accordance with paragraph 2.B. of the
Accomplishment Instructions of the applicable service information
specified in figure 1 to paragraph (h) of this AD.
FIGURE 1 TO PARAGRAPH (H): SERVICE INFORMATION
AIRPLANE MODEL SERVICE INFORMATION
Model BD-700-1A10 Bombardier Service Bulletin 700-35-014, dated July
Model BD-700-1A10 Bombardier Service Bulletin 700-35-6003, Revision
02, dated November 23, 2018
Model BD-700-1A11 Bombardier Service Bulletin 700-1A11-35-013, dated
July 3, 2018
Model BD-700-1A11 Bombardier Service Bulletin 700-35-5003, Revision
01, dated November 23, 2018
(i) CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS ACTIONS
This paragraph provides credit for actions required by paragraph (h)
of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date
of this AD using Bombardier Service Bulletin 700-35-5003, dated July
3, 2018; or Bombardier Service Bulletin 700-35-6003, dated July 3,
2018; or Bombardier Service Bulletin 700-35-6003, Revision 01, dated
September 5, 2018; as applicable.
(j) 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;
phone: 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.
(k) RELATED INFORMATION
(1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI)
Canadian AD CF-2019-18, dated May 10, 2019, 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.
(2) For more information about this AD, contact Darren Gassetto, Aerospace
Engineer, Mechanical Systems and Administrative Services Section, FAA,
New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Ave., Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590;
phone: 516-228-7323; fax: 516-794-5531; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Bombardier,
Inc., 400 Cote-Vertu Road West, Dorval, Quebec H4S 1Y9, Canada; phone:
514-855-5000; fax: 514-855-7401; email: email@example.com;
internet: http://www.bombardier.com. You may view this service infor-
mation 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 October 22, 2019. Dionne Palermo,
Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification
DATES: The FAA must receive comments on this proposed AD by December 13,
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Aviation Administration
14 CFR Part 39
[Docket No. FAA-2019-0725; Product Identifier 2019-NM-099-AD]
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).
SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive
for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11
airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that easy removal
of the portable oxygen bottle from its support bracket may not always
be possible on certain installations. This proposed AD would require
installation of a modified top bracket and new middle bracket on all
affected portable oxygen bottle installations. 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 December
ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in
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.
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., 400 Cote-Vertu Road West, Dorval, Quebec
H4S 1Y9, Canada; phone: 514-855-5000; fax: 514-855-7401; email:
firstname.lastname@example.org; 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-2019-0725;
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 (phone: 800-647-
5527) is listed above. Comments will be available in the AD docket
shortly after receipt.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Darren Gassetto, Aerospace Engineer,
Mechanical Systems and Administrative Services Section, FAA, New York
ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; phone:
516-228-7323; fax: 516-794-5531; email: email@example.com.
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-2019-0725;
Product Identifier 2019-NM-099-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 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.
Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation
authority for Canada, has issued Canadian AD CF-2019-18, dated May 10,
2019 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness
Information, or "the MCAI"), to correct an unsafe condition for
certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes.
The MCAI states:
Bombardier Inc. has discovered that easy removal of the portable
oxygen bottle from its support bracket may not always be possible on
some portable oxygen bottle installations due to the latch of the
upper bracket assembly catching on the pressure gauge tube or on the
pressure gauge bezel of the portable oxygen bottle. The portable
oxygen bottle is required to be accessible for use by cabin crew
members in emergency situations. This [Canadian] AD requires
installation of a modified top bracket and new middle bracket on all
affected portable oxygen bottle installations to improve portable
oxygen bottle accessibility.
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-2019-0725.
Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51
Bombardier has issued the following service information. The
service information describes procedures for installation of a modified
top bracket and new middle bracket on all affected portable oxygen
bottle installations. These documents are distinct since they apply to
different airplane models in different configurations.
Service Bulletin 700-1A11-35-013, dated July 3, 2018.
Service Bulletin 700-35-014, dated July 3, 2018.
Service Bulletin 700-35-5003, Revision 01, dated November
Service Bulletin 700-35-6003, Revision 02, dated November
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.
This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another
country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant
to our bilateral agreement with the State of
Design Authority, we have been notified of the unsafe condition
described in the MCAI and service information referenced above. We are
proposing this AD because we 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 accomplishing the actions specified
in the service information described previously.
Costs of Compliance
The FAA estimates that this proposed AD affects 108 airplanes of
U.S. registry. The FAA estimates the following costs to comply with
this proposed AD:
Estimated Costs for Required Actions
|2 work-hours x $85 per hour =
$170 per installation
||$1,575 per installation
||$1,745 per installation
||$188,460 per installation
According to the manufacturer, some
or all of the costs of this
proposed AD may be covered under warranty, thereby reducing the cost
impact on affected individuals. The FAA does not control warranty
coverage for affected individuals. As a result, the FAA has included
all known costs in the cost estimate.
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
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.
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
(1) Is not a "significant regulatory action" under Executive
(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
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
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]
2. The FAA amends Sec. 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness