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2020-16-08 ASPEN AVIONICS, INC.:
Amendment 39-21192; Docket No. FAA-2020-0723; Project Identifier AD-2020-00586-Q.

(a) EFFECTIVE DATE

    This AD is effective August 17, 2020.

(b) AFFECTED ADS

    None.

(c) APPLICABILITY

(1) This AD applies to Aspen Avionics, Inc, Evolution Flight Display (EFD)
    EFD1000  Primary  Flight  Display  part  number  (P/N)  910-00001-011,
    EFD1000  Multi-Function   Display  P/N   910-00001-012,  and   EFD1000
    Emergency  Backup  Display  P/N  910-00001-017  units  that  meet both
    conditions in paragraphs (c)(1)(i) and (ii) of this AD.

(i) Software version 2.10 or 2.10.1 is installed;

(ii) Independent attitude, altitude,  and airspeed back-up instruments are
     not installed.

(2) These flight display units may be installed on, but are not limited to
    the following airplanes, certificated in any category:

(i) Aermacchi S.p.A. Model S.205-18/F, S.205-18/R, S.205-20/F, S.205-20/R,
    S.205-22/R, S.208, and S.208A airplanes;

(ii) Aeronautica Macchi S.p.A. Model AL 60 (previously designated as Model
     LASA 60), AL 60-B, AL 60-C5, and AL 60-F5 airplanes;

(iii) Aerostar Aircraft Corporation Model PA-60-600 (Aerostar 600), PA-60-
      601 (Aerostar 601), PA-60-601P (Aerostar 601P) and PA-60-602P (Aero-
      star 602P) airplanes;

(iv) Alexandria  Aircraft,  LLC   (type  certificate  previously  held  by
     Bellanca, Inc.),  Model 14-19, 14-19-2, 14-19-3, 14-19-3A, 17-30, 17-
     30A, 17-31, 17-31A, 17-31ATC, and 17-31TC airplanes;

(v) American Champion Aircraft Corp. Model 402, 7ECA, 7GCAA, 7GCBC, 7KCAB,
    8GCBC, and 8KCAB airplanes;

(vi) CEAPR (type certificate previously held by APEX)  Model CAP 10 B air-
     planes;

(vii) Cirrus Design Corporation Model SR20 and SR22 airplanes;

(viii) Commander Aircraft Corporation (type certificate previously held by
       CPAC, Inc.)  Model  112,  112B, 112TC, 112TCA, 114, 114A, 114B, and
       114TC airplanes;

(ix) Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation, Stinson Division Model V-77
     (Army AT-19) airplanes;

(x) Cougar  Aircraft  Corporation  (type  certificate  previously  held by
    SOCATA, S.A.) Model GA-7 airplanes;

(xi) Diamond Aircraft Industries Inc. Model DA20-A1 and DA20-C1 airplanes;

(xii) Diamond Aircraft Industries Inc.  (type certificate  previously held
      by  Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH)  Model DA 40  and DA 40 F air-
      planes;

(xiii) Discovery Aviation, Inc.  (type certificate previously held by Lib-
       erty Aerospace Incorporated), Model XL-2 airplanes;

(xiv) Dynac Aerospace Corporation Model Aero Commander 100, Aero Commander
      100A, Aero Commander 100-180, Volaire 10, and Volaire 10A airplanes;

(xv) EADS-PZL "Warszawa-Okecie" S.A.  (type certificate previously held by
     Panstwowe Zaklady Lotnicze)  Model  PZL-104 WILGA 80,  PZL-104M WILGA
     2000,  PZL-104MA WILGA 2000,  PZL-KOLIBER 150A,  and PZL-KOLIBER 160A
     airplanes;

(xvi) Extra Flugzeugproduktions- und Vertriebs-GmbH (type certificate pre-
      viously held by Extra Flugzeugbau GmbH)  Model EA 300,  EA 300/L, EA
      300/S, EA 300/200, and EA 300/LC airplanes;

(xvii) Frakes Aviation Model G-44 (Army OA-14, Navy J4F-2), G-44A and SCAN
       Type 30 airplanes;

(xviii) FS 2003 Corporation  (type certificate previously held  by The New
        Piper Aircraft, Inc.) Model PA-12 and PA-12S airplanes;

(xix) GROB Aircraft AG (type certificate previously held by GROB Aerospace
      GmbH i.l.)  Model  G115, G115A, G115B, G115C, G115C2, G115D, G115D2,
      G115EG, and G120A airplanes;

(xx) Helio Aircraft, LLC, Model H-250, H-295 (USAF U-10D), H-391 (USAF YL-
     24), H-391B, H-395 (USAF L-28A and U-10B), H-395A, H-700, H-800, HST-
     550, HST-550A (USAF AU-24A), and HT-295 airplanes;

(xxi) Interceptor Aviation Inc (type certificate previously held by Inter-
      ceptor Aircraft Corporation)  Model 200, 200A, 200B, 200C, 200D, and
      400 airplanes;

(xxii) Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Model 402-2 airplanes;

(xxiii) Maule Aerospace Technology, Inc. (type certificate previously held
        by Maule Aircraft Corporation) Model Bee Dee M-4, M-4, M-4C, M-4S,
        M-4T,  M-4-180C,  M-4-180S, M-4-180T, M-4-210, M-4-210C, M-4-210S,
        M-4-210T, M-4-220, M-4-220C, M-4-220S, M-4-220T, M-5-180C, M-5-200
        M-5-210C, M-5-210TC, M-5-220C, M-5-235C, M-6-180, M-6-235, M-7-235
        M-7-235A,  M-7-235B,  M-7-235C,  M-7-260, M-7-260C, M-7-420A, M-7-
        420AC, M-8-235, MT-7-235, MT-7-260, MT-7-420, MX-7-160, MX-7-160C,
        MX-7-180,  MX-7-180A,  MX-7-180AC, MX-7-180B, MX-7-180C, MX-7-235,
        MX-7-420, MXT-7-160, MXT-7-180, and MXT-7-180A airplanes;

(xxiv) Mooney Aircraft Corporation Model M22 airplanes;

(xxv) Mooney International Corporation  (type certificate  previously held
      by Mooney Aviation Company, Inc.) Model M20, M20A, M20B, M20C, M20D,
      M20E,  M20F,  M20G, M20J, M20K, M20L, M20M, M20R, M20S, M20TN, M20U,
      and M20V airplanes;

(xxvi) Pacific Aerospace Ltd.  (type certificate  previously held by Found
       Aircraft Canada, Inc.) Model FBA-2C, FBA-2C1 and FBA-2C2 airplanes;

(xxvii) Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Model  PC-6, PC-6-H1, PC-6-H2, PC-6/350, PC-
        6/350-H1, PC-6/350-H2, PC6/A, PC-6/A-H1, PC-6/A-H2, PC-6/B-H2, PC-
        6/B1-H2,  PC-6/B2-H2,  PC-6/B2-H4,  PC-6/C-H2, and PC-6/C1-H2 air-
        planes;

(xxviii) Piper Aircraft, Inc. (type certificate previously held by The New
         Piper Aircraft, Inc.),  Model PA-18, PA-18 "105" (Special), PA-18
         "125" (Army L-21A), PA-18 "135" (Army L-21B), PA-18 "150" PA-18A,
         PA-18A "135," PA-18A "150," PA-18AS "125," PA-18AS "135," PA-18AS
         "150," PA-18S, PA-18S "105" (Special), PA-18S "125," PA-18S "135"
         PA-18S "150," PA-19 (Army L-18C), PA-19S, PA-20, PA-20 "115," PA-
         20 "135,"  PA-20S,  PA-20S "115," PA-20S "135," PA-22, PA-22-108,
         PA-22-135,  PA-22-150, PA-22-160, PA-22S-135, PA-22S-150, PA-22S-
         160, PA-23,  PA-23-160,  PA-23-235,  PA-23-250, PA-24, PA-24-250,
         PA-24-260, PA-24-400, PA-28-140, PA-28-150, PA-28-151, PA-28-160,
         PA-28-161,  PA-28-180,  PA-28-181,  PA-28-201T, PA-28-235, PA-28-
         236,  PA-28R-180,  PA-28R-200,  PA-28R-201, PA-28R-201T, PA-28RT-
         201,  PA-28RT-201T, PA-28S-160, PA-28S-180, PA-30, PA-32-260, PA-
         32-300, PA-32-301, PA-32-301FT, PA-32-301T, PA-32-301XTC, PA-32R-
         300,  PA-32R-301 (HP), PA-32R-301 (SP), PA-32R-301T, PA-32RT-300,
         PA-32RT-300T,  PA-32S-300, PA-34-200, PA-34-200T, PA-34-220T, PA-
         39, PA-40, PA-44-180, PA-44-180T, PA-46-310P, and PA-46-350P air-
         planes;

(xxix) Polskie Zaklady Lotnicze Spolka zo.o.  (type certificate previously
       held by PZL MIELEC) Model PZL M26 01 airplanes;

(xxx) Revo, Incorporated Model Colonial C-1, Colonial C-2, Lake LA-4, Lake
      LA-4A, Lake LA-4P, Lake LA-4-200, and Lake Model 250 airplanes;

(xxxi) Robert E. Rust, Jr.  (type certificate previously held by Robert E.
       Rust),  Model DHC-1 Chipmunk Mk 21, DHC-1 Chipmunk Mk 22, and DHC-1
       Chipmunk Mk 22A airplanes;

(xxxii) Sierra Hotel Aero, Inc (type certificate previously held by Navion
        Aircraft LLC), Model Navion (Army L-17A), Navion A (Army L-17B and
        L-17C),  Navion B,  Navion D,  Navion E,  Navion F,  Navion G, and
        Navion H airplanes;

(xxxiii) Slingsby Aviation Ltd. Model T67M260 and T67M260-T3A airplanes;

(xxxiv) SOCATA (type certificate previously  held  by  Socata Groupe Aero-
        spatiale)Model MS 880B, MS 885, MS 892A-150, MS 892E-150, MS 893A,
        MS 893E, MS 894A, MS 894E, Rallye 100S, Rallye 150ST, Rallye 150T,
        Rallye 235C,  Rallye 235E,  TB 9,  TB 10, TB 20, TB 21, and TB 200
        airplanes;

(xxxv) Spartan Aircraft Company Model 7W (Army UC-71) airplanes;

(xxxvi) SST FLUGTECHNIK GmbH Model EA 400 and EA 400-500 airplanes;

(xxxvii) Swift Museum Foundation, Inc (type certificate previously held by
         Univair Aircraft Corporation), Model GC-1A and GC-1B airplanes;

(xxxviii) Symphony Aircraft Industries Inc.  (type certificate  previously
          held by Ostmecklenburgische Flugzeugbau GmbH), Model OMF-100-160
          and SA 160 airplanes;

(xxxix) Textron Aviation Inc.  (type certificate previously held by Cessna
        Aircraft Company)  Model 120,  140, 140A,  150, 150A,  150B, 150C,
        150D, 150E, 150F,  150G, 150H, 150J,  150K, 150L, 150M,  152, 170,
        170A, 170B, 172, 172A, 172B, 172C, 172D, 172E, 172F (USAF  T-41A),
        172G, 172H (USAF T-41A), 172I, 172K, 172L, 172M, 172N, 172P, 172Q,
        172R, 172RG, 172S, 175, 175A, 175B, 175C, 177, 177A, 177B,  177RG,
        180, 180A, 180B, 180C, 180D,  180E, 180F, 180G, 180H, 180J,  180K,
        182, 182A, 182B, 182C, 182D,  182E, 182F, 182G, 182H, 182J,  182K,
        182L, 182M, 182N, 182P, 182Q,  182R, 182S, 182T, 185, 185A,  185B,
        185C, 185D,  185E, 206,  206H, 207,  207A, 210,  210A, 210B, 210C,
        210D, 210E, 210F, 210G, 210H, 210J, 210K, 210L, 210M, 210N,  210R,
        210-5 (205),  210-5A (205A),  310, 310A  (USAF U-3A),  310B, 310C,
        310D,  310E (USAF U-3B),  310F,  310G, 310H,  310I, 310J,  310J-1,
        310K, 310L, 310N, 310P, 310Q,  310R, 320, 320A, 320B, 320C,  320D,
        320E, 320F, 320-1,  335, 336, 337,  337A, 337B, 340,  340A, A150K,
        A150L, A150M, A152, A185E,  A185F, E310H, E310J, LC40-550FG,  LC41
        -550FG,  LC42-550FG,  P172D,  P206,  P206A,  P206B,  P206C, P206D,
        P206E, P210N, P210R, R172E (USAF  T-41B, USAF T-41C and D),  R172F
        (USAF T-41D), R172G (USAF T-41C and D), R172H (USAF T-41D), R172J,
        R172K, R182, T182, T182T, T206H, T207, T207A, T210F, T210G, T210H,
        T210J,  T210K,  T210L,  T210M, T210N,  T210R, T303,  T310P, T310Q,
        T310R,  TP206A,  TP206B, TP206C,  TP206D,  TP206E, TR182,  TU206A,
        TU206B,  TU206C,  TU206D,  TU206E,  TU206F,  TU206G,  U206, U206A,
        U206B, U206C, U206D, U206E, U206F, and U206G airplanes;

(xl) Textron Aviation Inc. (type certificate previously held by Beechcraft
     Corporation),  Model 19A, 23, 35, 35R, 35-33, 35-A33, 35-B33, 35-C33,
     35-C33A, 36, 45 (YT-34), 50 (L-23A), 56TC, 58, 58A, 58P, 58PA,  58TC,
     58TCA, 76,  95, 95-55,  95-A55, 95-B55,  95-B55A, 95-B55B  (T-42), 95
     -C55, 95-C55A, A23, A23A, A23-19, A23-24, A24, A24R, A35, A36, A36TC,
     A45 (T-34A, B-45),  A56TC, B19, B23,  B24R, B35, B36TC,  B50 (L-23B),
     B95, B95A, C23, C24R, C35, C50, D35, D45 (T-34B), D50 (L-23E),  D50A,
     D50B, D50C, D50E, D50E-5990, D55,  D55A, D95A, E33, E33A, E33C,  E35,
     E50 (L-23D, RL-23D), E55, E55A, E95, F33, F33A, F33C, F35, F50,  G33,
     G35, G50, H35,  H50, J35, J50,  K35, M19A, M35,  N35, P35, S35,  V35,
     V35A, and V35B airplanes;

(xli) The Boeing Company  (type certificate  previously  held  by Rockwell
      International) Model AT-6 (SNJ-2), AT-6A (SNJ-3), AT-6B, AT-6C (SNJ-
      4), AT-6D (SNJ-5), AT-6F (SNJ-6, SNJ-7), BC-1A, and T-6G airplanes;

(xlii) The King's Engineering Fellowship (TKEF) Model 44 airplanes;

(xliii) The Waco Aircraft Company Model YMF airplanes;

(xliv) Topcub Aircraft, Inc., Model CC18-180 and CC18-180A airplanes;

(xlv) True Flight Holdings LLC  (type certificate previously held by Tiger
      Aircraft LLC)  Model  AA-1, AA-1A, AA-1B, AA-1C, AA-5, AA-5A, AA-5B,
      and AG-5B airplanes;

(xlvi) Twin Commander Aircraft LLC  (type certificate  previously  held by
       Twin Commander Aircraft Corporation)  Model 500, 520, 560, and 560A
       airplanes;

(xlvii) Univair Aircraft Corporation  Model  108, 108-1, 108-2, 108-3, and
        108-5 airplanes;

(xlviii) Viking Air Limited(type certificate previously held by Bombardier
         Inc. and deHavilland Inc.)  Model  DHC-2 Mk. I, DHC-2 Mk. II, and
         DHC-2 Mk. III airplanes;

(xlix) Vulcanair S.p.A.  (type certificate  previously  held by Partenavia
       Costruzioni  Aeronautiche  S.p.A.)  Model  AP68TP-300  "Spartacus,"
       AP68TP-600  "Viator,"  P.68,  P.68  "Observer,"  P.68 "Observer 2,"
       P.68B, P.68C, P.68C-TC, and P.68TC "Observer" airplanes;

(l) WSK PZL Mielec and OBR SK Mielec Model PZL M20 03 airplanes;

(li) W.Z.D. Enterprises Inc (type certificate previously held by JGS Prop-
     erties, LLC) Model 11A and 11E airplanes;

(lii) Zenair Ltd. Model CH2000 airplanes; and

(liii) Zlin Aircraft a.s.  (type certificate  previously  held  by Moravan
       a.s.) Model Z-143L and Z-242L airplanes.

(d) SUBJECT

    Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC)/Air Transport Association (ATA)
    of America Code 3410,  FLIGHT  ENVIRONMENT  DATA;  3420,  ATTITUDE AND
    DIRECTION DATA SYSTEM.

(e) UNSAFE CONDITION

    This AD was prompted by an automatic reset occurring when the  display
    internal monitor detects a  potential fault causing intermittent  loss
    of airspeed, attitude, and altitude information during flight. The FAA
    is issuing this AD to address the software interacting with a graphics
    processing chip defect. The unsafe condition, if not addressed,  could
    result  in  intermittent  loss  of  airspeed,  attitude,  and altitude
    information during flight with consequent loss of airplane control.

(f) COMPLIANCE

    Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified,  unless al-
    ready done.

(g) REQUIRED ACTIONS

(1) Before further flight,  revise the limitations section of the airplane
    flight manual (AFM) for your airplane  by inserting a copy of this  AD
    or by making a pen and ink change to add: "Operation under  Instrument
    Flight Rules (IFR) or night Visual Flight Rules (VFR) is prohibited."

(2) The action required by paragraph (g)(1) of this AD may be performed by
    the  owner/operator   (pilot)  holding   at  least   a  private  pilot
    certificate  and must  be entered  into the  aircraft records  showing
    compliance with this AD in  accordance with 14 CFR 43.9(a)(1)  through
    (4)  and 14  CFR 91.417(a)(2)(v).  The  record  must be  maintained as
    required  by  14  CFR  91.417. This  authority  is  not  applicable to
    aircraft being operated under 14 CFR part 119.

(h) SPECIAL FLIGHT PERMIT

    Special flight permits are prohibited.

(i) ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF COMPLIANCE (AMOCS)

(1) The Manager, Fort Worth 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 (j).

(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

    For more information about this AD,  contact  Mahmood Shah,  Aerospace
    Engineer, Fort Worth ACO Branch, FAA, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy, Fort Worth,
    TX 76177; phone: 817-222-5133; fax: 817-222-5960; email: mahmood.shah@
    faa.gov.

Issued on July 24, 2020.  Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthi-
ness Division, Aircraft Certification Service.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Mahmood Shah,  Aerospace Engineer,  Fort
Worth ACO Branch,  FAA,  10101 Hillwood Pkwy, Fort Worth, TX 76177; phone:
817-222-5133; fax: 817-222-5960; email: mahmood.shah@faa.gov.
PREAMBLE 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2020-0723; Project Identifier AD-2020-00586-Q;
Amendment 39-21192; AD 2020-16-08]
RIN 2120-AA64

Airworthiness Directives; Aspen Avionics, Inc.

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for
certain Aspen Avionics, Inc., Evolution Flight Display (EFD) EFD1000
Emergency Backup Display, EFD1000 Multi-Function Display, and EFD1000
Primary Flight Display systems installed on various airplanes. This AD
imposes operating restrictions on these display systems by revising the
Limitations section of the airplane flight manual (AFM). This AD was
prompted by an automatic reset occurring when the display internal
monitor detects a potential fault, causing intermittent loss of
airspeed, attitude, and altitude information during flight. The FAA is
issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: This AD is effective August 17, 2020.
The FAA must receive comments on this AD by September 14, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR
11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods:
Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the
instructions for submitting comments.
Fax: 202-493-2251.
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: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New
Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

Examining the AD Docket

You may examine the AD docket on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov
by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2020-
0723; 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 final rule, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and
other information. The street address for the Docket Operations is
listed above. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after
receipt.
For service information identified in this final rule, contact
Aspen Avionics, Inc. at either address: 5001 Indian School Rd. NE,
Suite 100, Albuquerque, NM 87110; or 19820 N 7th Street, Suite 150,
Phoenix, AZ 85024; telephone: 1 (888) 992-7736; internet: https://aspenavionics.com/contact/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mahmood Shah, Aerospace Engineer, Fort
Worth ACO Branch, FAA, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy, Fort Worth, TX 76177;
phone: 817-222-5133; fax: 817-222-5960; email: mahmood.shah@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

On February 25, 2020, Aspen Avionics, Inc. (Aspen), notified the
FAA of 35 instances of software interacting with a graphics processing
chip defect and causing an automatic reset to occur on Aspen EFD1000
Emergency Backup Display, EFD1000 Multi-Function Display, and EFD1000
Primary Flight Display systems. The reset occurs when the display
internal monitor detects a potential fault. The display will go black
and then it will restart, which lasts about 50 seconds. In
installations where multiple Aspen EFDs serve as the primary and backup
attitude, altitude, and airspeed displays instead of independent
instruments; this repeat resetting may affect both Aspen units,
resulting in loss of all attitude, altitude, and airspeed information
during the reset period. Loss of all airspeed, attitude, and altitude
information during flight may cause a loss of control of the airplane
in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) or at night. The actions
required by this AD will restrict operations to flight under visual
flight rules (VFR) and prohibit night operations to allow safe
operation in the event of a loss of flight display functionality.

Related Service Information

The FAA reviewed Aspen Operator Advisory OA2020-01, dated March 3,
2020. This document advises operators of the automatic reset event and
provides recommended operating limitations.
The FAA also reviewed Aspen Service Bulletin Number: SB2020-01,
dated April 1, 2020. This document provides instructions for updating
the EFD software to correct the automatic reset issue. This AD does not
apply to airplanes that are compliant with this service information.

FAA's Determination

The FAA is issuing this AD because it evaluated all the relevant
information and determined the unsafe condition described previously is
likely to exist or develop in other products of the same type design.

AD Requirements

This AD requires revising the AFM limitations section to add
language restricting operations to Day VFR only, either by making a pen
and ink change or by inserting a copy of this AD.

FAA's Justification and Determination of the Effective Date


An unsafe condition exists that requires the immediate adoption of
this AD without providing an opportunity for public comments prior to
adoption. The FAA has found that the risk to the flying public
justifies waiving notice and comment prior to adoption of this rule
because intermittent loss of attitude, altitude, and airspeed
information during flight could result in loss of control of the
airplane in IMC or at night. The required corrective actions must be
accomplished before further flight, which does not allow the time
necessary for the public to comment and for publication of the final
rule. Therefore, the FAA finds good cause that notice and opportunity
for prior public comment are impracticable. In addition, for the reason
stated above, the FAA finds that good cause exists for making this
amendment effective in less than 30 days.

Comments Invited

This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight
safety and was not preceded by notice and an opportunity for public
comment. However, we invite you to send any written data, views, or
arguments about this final rule. Send your comments to an address
listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include the Docket Number FAA-2020-
0711 and Product Identifier MCAI-2020-00719-A at the beginning of your
comments.
Except for Confidential Business Information (CBI) as described in
the following paragraph, and other information as described in 14 CFR
11.35, the FAA will post all comments we receive, without change, to
https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you
provide. The FAA will also post a report summarizing each substantive
verbal contact we receive about this final rule.

Confidential Business Information

CBI is commercial or financial information that is both customarily
and actually treated as private by its owner. Under the Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. 552), CBI is exempt from public
disclosure. If your comments responsive to this AD contain commercial
or financial information that is customarily treated as private, that
you actually treat as private, and that is relevant or responsive to
this AD, it is important that you clearly designate the submitted
comments as CBI. Please mark each page of your submission containing
CBI as ``PROPIN.'' The FAA will treat such marked submissions as
confidential under the FOIA, and they will not be placed in the public
docket of this AD. Submissions containing CBI should be sent to Mahmood
Shah, Aerospace Engineer, Fort Worth ACO Branch, FAA, 10101 Hillwood
Pkwy, Fort Worth, TX 76177. Any commentary that the FAA receives which
is not specifically designated as CBI will be placed in the public
docket for this rulemaking.

Costs of Compliance

The FAA estimates that this AD affects 900 airplanes of U.S.
registry.
The FAA estimates the following costs to comply with this AD:

Estimated Costs

Action
Labor cost
Parts cost
Cost per product
Cost on U.S. operators
Revise Flight Manual 0.25 work-hour x $85.00 per hour = $21.25
$0.00
$21.25
$19,125.00

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 rulemaking action.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

The requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) do not
apply when an agency finds good cause pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553 to adopt
a rule without prior notice and comment. Because FAA has determined
that it has good cause to adopt this rule without notice and comment,
RFA analysis is not required.

Regulatory Findings

This AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order
13132. This AD will 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 that this AD:
(1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive
Order 12866, and
(2) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by
reference, Safety.

Adoption of the Amendment

Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the
Administrator, the FAA amends 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
directive (AD):