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Amendment 39-19772; Docket No. FAA-2019-0260; Product Identifier 2017-NE-13-AD.
(a) EFFECTIVE DATE This AD is effective December 13, 2019. (b) AFFECTED ADS This AD replaces AD 2017-22-02, Amendment 39-19082 (82 FR 51552, November 7, 2017). (c) APPLICABILITY (1) This AD applies to: (i) Ipeco Holdings Limited (Ipeco) pilot and co-pilot seats with a part number (P/N) listed in Paragraph 1.A., Planning Information, Tables 1 and 2, of Ipeco Service Bulletin (SB) Number 063-25-14, Revision 00, dated August 14, 2018, and (ii) Ipeco pilot seat P/N 3A063-0099-01-1 and Ipeco co-pilot seat P/N 3A063-0100-01-1. (2) These seats are installed on, but not limited to, ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Regional ATR 42 and ATR 72 airplanes. (d) SUBJECT Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 2510, Flight Compartment Equipment. (e) UNSAFE CONDITION This AD was prompted by reports of tracklock spring failures occurring on affected seats, including those seats already modified by AD 2017 -22-02. The FAA is issuing this AD to prevent unexpected movement of pilot and co-pilot seats on takeoff and landing. The unsafe condition, if not addressed, could result in reduced control of the airplane. (f) COMPLIANCE Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done (g) REQUIRED ACTION (1) For seats that have not installed the tracklock spring modification kit, within two years after December 12, 2017 (the effective date of AD 2017-22-02), modify and reidentify each affected pilot and co-pilot seat. Use the Accomplishment Instructions of Ipeco SB Number 063-25-08 Revision 00; Ipeco SB Number 063-25-09, Revision 00 or Ipeco SB Number 063-25-10, Revision 00; all dated May 31, 2016, as appropriate, to do the modification and re-identification. (2) For all affected seats: (i) Within 750 flight hours (FHs) after the effective date of this AD, and thereafter at intervals not to exceed 750 FHs, inspect the tracklock spring of each seat in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions paragraph 3.2, of the Ipeco SB Number 063-25-14, Revision 00, dated August 14, 2018. (ii) If, during any inspection as required by paragraph (g)(2)(i) of this AD, any damage on, or incorrect installation of, any tracklock spring is found on the pilot or copilot seat, before further flight, replace both tracklock springs of the affected seat with a part eligible for installation using the Accomplishment Instructions, paragraphs 220.127.116.11 or 18.104.22.168, as applicable, of the Ipeco SB Number 063-25-14, Revision 00, dated August 14, 2018. (3) Within 30 days after the initial and repetitive inspections and there- after for two years after the effective date of this AD, send the in- spection results, including no findings, to Ipeco at technicalsupport@ ipeco.com. (h) INSTALLATION PROHIBITION After the effective date of this AD, do not install any pilot or co- pilot seat identified in paragraph (c)(1)(i) of this AD unless the seat is modified and re-identified as specified in paragraph (g)(1) of this AD. (i) DEFINITIONS (1) For the purpose of this AD "damage" includes cracks, breaks, corrosion or deformation of the tracklock spring. (2) For the purpose of this AD, "incorrect installation" is installing the tracklock spring at an angle or position different from the angle or postion shown in Figures 6 and 7 of Ipeco SB Number 063-25-14 Revision 00, dated August 14, 2018. (3) For the purpose of this AD, a "part eligible for installation" is: (i) a modified seat provided, before installation, it has passed an in- spection (no damage or defect found); and (ii) a tracklock spring provided that it passed an inspection (no damage or defect found). (j) PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT BURDEN STATEMENT A federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not re- quired to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection of information displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. The OMB Control Number for this information collection is 2120-0056. Public reporting for this collection of information is estimated to be approximately 1 hour per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, completing and reviewing the collection of information. All responses to this collection of information are mandatory. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to: Information Collection Clearance Officer, Federal Aviation Administration, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177-1524. (k) ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF COMPLIANCE (AMOCS) (1) The Manager, Boston 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 the attention of the person identified in paragraph (l)(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. (l) RELATED INFORMATION (1) For more information about this AD, contact Neil Doh, Aerospace Engi- neer, Boston ACO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA, 01803; phone: 781-238-7757; fax: 781-238-7199; email: firstname.lastname@example.org (2) Refer to European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2018-0262, dated December 6, 2018, for more information. You may examine the EASA AD in the AD docket on the Internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating it in Docket No. FAA-2019-0260. (m) 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. (3) The following service information was approved for IBR on December 13, 2019. (i) Ipeco Service Bulletin (SB) Number 063-25-14 Revision 00, dated August 14, 2018. (ii) Reserved. (4) The following service information was approved for IBR on December 12, 2017 (82 FR 51552, November 7, 2017). (i) Ipeco SB Number 063-25-08, Revision 00, dated May 31, 2016. (ii) Ipeco SB Number 063-25-09, Revision 00, dated May 31, 2016. (iii) Ipeco SB Number 063-25-10, Revision 00, dated May 31, 2016. (5) For Ipeco service information identified in this AD, contact Ipeco Holdings Limited, Aviation Way, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6UN, United Kingdom; phone: 44 1702 549371; fax: 44 1702 540782; email: sales@ Ipeco.com. (6) You may view this service information at FAA, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA, 01803. For in- formation on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781- 238-7759. (7) You may view this service information at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, email: email@example.com, or go to: https: //www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on October 25, 2019. Karen M. Grant, Acting Manager, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, Aircraft Certification Service. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Neil Doh, Aerospace Engineer, Boston ACO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA, 01803; phone: 781-238- 7757; fax: 781-238-7199; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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