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Amendment 39-19775; Docket No. FAA-2019-0557; Product Identifier 2019-NE-17-AD.
(a) EFFECTIVE DATE This AD is effective December 18, 2019. (b) AFFECTED ADS None. (c) APPLICABILITY (1) This AD applies to Aviointeriors S.p.A. (Aviointeriors) Centaurus Economy Class 13E, 13H and 13K passenger seats with a seat part number (P/N) listed in Figure 1 to paragraph (c)(1) of this AD, with life vest pouch, P/N 313907100004, installed. FIGURE 1 TO PARAGRAPH (C)(1) – PASSENGER SEAT P/NS ______________________________________________________________________ SEAT TYPE PASSENGER SEAT P/NS ______________________________________________________________________ 13E 13EA5Z5204JV 13EA9Z5506JV 13EG7Z1204RV 13EA5Z5203JV 13EG5Z1204RV 13EG6Z5703RV 13EA5Z5304JV 13EG5Z1203RV 13EG6Z5704RV 13EA5Z5303JV 13EG5Z5204RV 13EG2Z5203RV 13EA6Z5404JV 13EG5Z5203RV 13EG2Z5204RV 13EA6Z5403JV 13EG5Z5304RV 13EG9Z5506RV 13EA7Z5204JV 13EG5Z5303RV 13EG8Z5704RV 13EA7Z5203JV 13EG7Z5204RV 13EG8Z5703RV 13EA8Z5404JV 13EG7Z5203RV 13EG5Z5207RV 13EA8Z5403JV 13EG4Z5506RV 13EG5Z5208RV 13EA4Z5506JV 13EG9Z5610RV 13EG6Z5404RV 13EA9Z5610JV 13EF4Z5509RV 13EG6Z5403RV 13EC4Z5509JV 13EF3Z5506RV 13EG8Z5404RV 13EC3Z5506JV 13EG7Z1203RV 13EG8Z5403RV 13H 13HR1Z5222JV 13HR5Z1203RV 13HR6Z5203RV 13HR1Z5221JV 13HR5Z5222RV 13HR6Z5204RV 13HR2Z5123JV 13HR5Z5221RV 13HR5Z1204RV 13HR4Z5123RV 13K 13KA5Z5208JV 13KG5Z5208RV 13KA5Z5207JV 13KG5Z5207RV ______________________________________________________________________ (2) These appliances are installed on, but not limited to, Boeing 777-200 and 777-300 airplanes. (d) SUBJECT Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 2561, Life Jacket. (e) UNSAFE CONDITION This AD was prompted by reports of life vest pouches installed in- correctly on certain seats. The FAA is issuing this AD to prevent the life vest from failing to extract from the pouch during an emergency. The unsafe condition, if not addressed, could result in having to evacuate the airplane without a life vest, possibly resulting in injury or death to passengers. (f) COMPLIANCE Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) REQUIRED ACTIONS (1) Within three months or 600 flight hours after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first, inspect the affected seat life vest pouch assembly using Paragraph 2, Life Vest Inspection, of Avio- interiors Mandatory Service Bulletin (MSB) No. 16/18, Rev. 1, dated October 11, 2018, or Paragraph 2, Life Vest Pouches Inspection, Avio- interiors Optional SB (OSB) No. 18/18, Rev. 2, dated March 11, 2019. (2) If, during the inspection required by paragraph (g)(1) of this AD, a life vest pouch velcro strip is found damaged or worn, before further flight, remove the life vest pouch from service and replace it with a part eligible for installation using Paragraphs 3 through 5, inclusive of Aviointeriors MSB No. 16/18, Rev. 1, dated October 11, 2018, or Aviointeriors OSB No. 18/18, Rev. 2, dated March 11, 2019. (3) If, during the inspection required by paragraph (g)(1) of this AD, a life vest pouch installation is not found acceptable, as defined in Paragraph 2 of Aviointeriors MSB No. 16/18, Rev. 1, dated October 11, 2018, or Aviointeriors OSB No. 18/18, Rev. 2, dated March 11, 2019, before further flight, remove the life vest pouch from service and re- place it with a part eligible for installation using Paragraphs 3 through 5, inclusive, of Aviointeriors MSB No. 16/18, Rev. 1, dated October 11, 2018, or Aviointeriors OSB No. 18/18, Rev. 2, dated March 11, 2019. (h) INSTALLATION PROHIBITION After the effective date of this AD, do not install an Aviointeriors Centaurus Economy Class passenger seat with a P/N identified in paragraph (c) of this AD unless the affected seat life vest pouch assembly has been inspected in accordance with paragraph (g)(1) of this AD, and depending on the finding, replaced with a part eligible for installation. (i) 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 ECO Branch, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (j)(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. (j) RELATED INFORMATION (1) For more information about this AD, contact Dorie Resnik, Aerospace Engineer, Boston ACO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781-238-7693; fax: 781-238-7199; email: dorie.resnik@faa .gov. (2) Refer to European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2018-0264R1, dated April 4, 2019, 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-2019-0557. (k) 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) Aviointeriors Mandatory Service Bulletin No. 16/18, Rev. 1, dated October 11, 2018, and (ii) Aviointeriors Optional Service Bulletin No. 18/18 Rev. 2, dated March 11, 2019. (3) For Aviointeriors service information identified in this AD, contact Aviointeriors S.p.A., Customer Support, Via Appia Km. 66,4; 04013 Latina Italy; phone +39 0773 6891; fax +39 0773 631546; email customer -firstname.lastname@example.org; Internet: http://www.aviointeriors.it. (4) You may view this service information at FAA, Engine & 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. (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference 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/ibr-locations.html. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on October 24, 2019. Karen M. Grant, Acting Manager, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, Aircraft Certifica- tion Service FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dorie Resnik, Aerospace Engineer, Boston ACO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA, 01803; phone: 781- 238-7693; fax: 781-238-7199; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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