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PROPOSED AD EMBRAER S.A.: Docket No. FAA-2022-0873; Project Identifier MCAI-2022-00060-T.
(a) COMMENTS DUE DATE

    The FAA must receive comments on this airworthiness directive (AD)  by
    August 29, 2022.

(b) AFFECTED ADS

    None.

(c) APPLICABILITY

    This AD  applies to Embraer S.A.  Model EMB-545 and EMB-550 airplanes,
    certificated in any category,  as  identified  in  paragraph (a)(2) of
    Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil  (ANAC)  AD 2021-11-01R1,  effective
    January 21, 2022 (ANAC AD 2021-11-01R1).

(d) SUBJECT

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 25, Equipment/furnish-
    ings.

(e) UNSAFE CONDITION

    This AD was prompted  by a report that  there is a possibility  of the
    shoulder belt getting  stuck during flight  due to a  step between the
    divan  shroud  chamfer  and  the  sideledge  panel.  This  set  up may
    interfere with the correct kinematics of the shoulder belt during  its
    retraction. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the possibility of a
    stuck shoulder  belt during  flight, which  could affect  the shoulder
    belt release during turbulence  or an emergency landing  situation and
    result in injury to passengers and the flightcrew.

(f) COMPLIANCE

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

(g) REQUIREMENTS

    Except as specified in paragraph (h)  of this AD:  Comply with all re-
    quired actions and compliance times specified in,  and  in  accordance
    with, ANAC AD 2021-11-01R1.

(h) EXCEPTIONS TO ANAC AD 2021-11-01R1

(1) Where ANAC AD 2021-11-01R1  refers to its effective date,  this AD re-
    quires using the effective date of this AD.

(2) The requirements specified in paragraph (b)(1) of ANAC AD 2021-11-01R1
    do not apply to this AD.

(3) Where paragraph (b)(2)  of  ANAC  AD 2021-11-01R1  specifies  that  it
    applies to certain airplanes,  replace the text  "airplanes identified
    in paragraph (a)(2) of this [ANAC] AD, and which are not listed in the
    paragraph (a)(1)  of  this [ANAC] AD,"  with  "airplanes identified in
    paragraph (a)(2) of this [ANAC] AD."

(4) The "Alternative method of compliance (AMOC)" section of ANAC AD 2021-
    11-01R1 does not apply to this AD.

(i) ADDITIONAL AD PROVISIONS

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:

(1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, Large Aircraft
    Section,  International Validation 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  responsible Flight Standards Office,  as
    appropriate.  If  sending  information  directly to the Large Aircraft
    Section, International Validation Branch,  send it to the attention of
    the person identified in paragraph (j)(2) of this AD.  Information may
    be emailed to: 9-AVS-AIR-730-AMOC@faa.gov.  Before using  any approved
    AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector,  or lacking a prin-
    cipal inspector,  the  manager  of  the  responsible  Flight Standards
    Office.

(2) Contacting the Manufacturer:  For any requirement in this AD to obtain
    instructions from a manufacturer,  the  instructions  must  be  accom-
    plished using a method approved by the Manager, Large Aircraft Section
    International Validation Branch,  FAA;  or ANAC;  or ANAC's authorized
    Designee. If approved by the ANAC Designee,  the approval must include
    the Designee's authorized signature.

(j) RELATED INFORMATION

(1) For ANAC  AD 2021-11-01R1,  contact  National  Civil  Aviation  Agency
    (ANAC),  Aeronautical  Products  Certification  Branch (GGCP), Rua Dr.
    Orlando Feirabend Filho,  230 - Centro Empresarial Aquarius - Torre B-
    Andares 14 a 18, Parque Residencial Aquarius,  CEP 12.246-190-Sao Jose
    dos Campos-SP, Brazil; telephone 55 (12) 3203-6600; email pac@anac.gov
    .br;  internet  www.anac.gov.br/en/.  You may find this ANAC AD on the
    ANAC website  at https://sistemas.anac.gov.br/certificacao/DA/DAE.asp.
    You may view this material at the FAA, Airworthiness Products Section,
    Operational Safety Branch,  2200 South 216th St.,  Des Moines, WA. For
    information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206-
    231-3195.  This material may be found in the AD docket at https://www.
    regulations.gov by searching  for  and  locating  Docket No. FAA-2022-
    0873.

(2) For more information  about this AD,  contact  Ho-Joon Lim,  Aerospace
    Engineer, Large Aircraft Section, FAA, International Validation Branch
    2200 South 216th St.,  Des Moines, WA 98198;  telephone  206-231-3405;
    email ho-joon.lim@faa.gov.

Issued on July 7, 2022. Christina Underwood, Acting Director, Compliance &
Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service.

DATES: The FAA must receive comments  on  this  proposed AD  by August 29,
2022.
PREAMBLE 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2022-0873; Project Identifier MCAI-2022-00060-T]
RIN 2120-AA64

Airworthiness Directives; Embraer S.A. Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD)
for certain Embraer S.A. Model EMB-545 and EMB-550 airplanes. This
proposed AD was prompted by a report that there is a possibility of the
shoulder belt getting stuck during flight due to a step between the
divan shroud chamfer and the sideledge panel. This proposed AD would
require installing, on the right- and left-hand side divan, a
protective fairing covering on the divan shroud and the sideledge
panel, as specified in an Agencia Nacional de
Aviacao Civil (ANAC) AD, which is proposed for
incorporation by reference. 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 August 29,
2022.

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: Deliver to Mail address above between 9
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
For material that will be incorporated by reference (IBR) in this
AD, contact National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC), Aeronautical
Products Certification Branch (GGCP), Rua Dr. Orlando Feirabend Filho,
230--Centro Empresarial Aquarius--Torre B--Andares 14 a 18, Parque
Residencial Aquarius, CEP 12.246-190--Sao Jose dos
Campos--SP, Brazil; telephone 55 (12) 3203-6600; email pac@anac.gov.br;
internet www.anac.gov.br/en/. You may find this material on the ANAC
website at https://sistemas.anac.gov.br/certificacao/DA/DAE.asp. You may view
this material at the FAA, Airworthiness Products Section, Operational
Safety Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on
the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206-231-3195. It is
also available in the AD docket at https://www.regulations.gov by
searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2022-0873.

Examining the AD Docket

You may examine the AD docket at https://www.regulations.gov by
searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2022-0873; 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
mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI), any comments
received, and other information. The street address for Docket
Operations is listed above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ho-Joon Lim, Aerospace Engineer, Large
Aircraft Section, FAA, International Validation Branch, 2200 South
216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone 206-231-3405; email ho-joon.lim@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comments Invited

The FAA invites you to send any written relevant data, views, or
arguments about this proposal. Send your comments to an address listed
under ADDRESSES. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2022-0873; Project Identifier
MCAI-2022-00060-T'' at the beginning of your comments. The most helpful
comments reference a specific portion of the proposal, explain the
reason for any recommended change, and include supporting data. The FAA
will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend
this proposal because of those 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 received, without change, to
https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you
provide. The agency will also post a report summarizing each
substantive verbal contact received about this NPRM.

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 NPRM 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 NPRM, 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 NPRM. Submissions containing CBI should be sent to Ho-
Joon Lim, Aerospace Engineer, Large Aircraft Section, FAA,
International Validation Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA
98198; telephone 206-231-3405; email ho-joon.lim@faa.gov. Any
commentary that the FAA receives which is not specifically designated
as CBI will be placed in the public docket for this rulemaking.

Background

ANAC, which is the aviation authority for Brazil, has issued ANAC
AD 2021-11-01R1, effective January 21, 2022 (ANAC AD 2021-11-01R1)
(also referred to as the MCAI), to correct an unsafe condition for
certain Embraer S.A. Model EMB-545 and EMB-550 airplanes.
This proposed AD was prompted by a report that there is a
possibility of the shoulder belt getting stuck during flight due to a
step between the divan shroud chamfer and the sideledge panel. This set
up may interfere with the correct kinematics of the shoulder belt
during its retraction. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the
possibility of a stuck shoulder belt during flight, which could affect
the shoulder belt release during turbulence or an emergency landing
situation and result in injury to passengers and the flightcrew. See
the MCAI for additional background information.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

ANAC AD 2021-11-01R1 specifies procedures for installing, on the
right- and left-hand side divan, a protective fairing covering on the
divan shroud and the sideledge panel. This material 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.

FAA's Determination

These products have been approved by the aviation authority of
another country and are approved for operation in the United States.
Pursuant to the FAA's bilateral agreement with the State of Design
Authority, it has notified the FAA of the unsafe condition described in
the MCAI referenced above. The FAA is issuing this NPRM after
determining that the unsafe condition described previously is likely to
exist or develop in other products of these same type designs.

Proposed AD Requirements in This NPRM

This proposed AD would require accomplishing the actions specified
in ANAC AD 2021-11-01R1 described previously, except for any
differences identified as exceptions in the regulatory text of this
proposed AD.

Explanation of Required Compliance Information

In the FAA's ongoing efforts to improve the efficiency of the AD
process, the FAA developed a process to use some civil aviation
authority (CAA) ADs as the primary source of information for compliance
with requirements for corresponding FAA ADs. The FAA has been
coordinating this process with manufacturers and CAAs. As a result, the
FAA proposes to incorporate ANAC AD 2021-11-01R1 by reference in the
FAA final rule. This proposed AD would, therefore, require compliance
with ANAC AD 2021-11-01R1 in its entirety through that incorporation,
except for any differences identified as exceptions in the regulatory
text of this proposed AD. Service information required by ANAC AD 2021-
11-01R1 for compliance will be available at https://www.regulations.gov
by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2022-0873 after the FAA
final rule is published.

Costs of Compliance

The FAA estimates that this proposed AD would affect 63 airplanes
of U.S. registry. The FAA estimates the following costs to comply with
this proposed AD:

Estimated Costs for Required Actions

Labor cost
Parts cost
Cost per product
Cost on U.S. operators
Up to 14 work-hours x $85 per hour = Up to $1,190
$400
Up to $1,590
Up to $100,170

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 operators. The FAA does not control warranty
coverage for affected operators. 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 rulemaking action.

Regulatory Findings


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
regulation:
(1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive
Order 12866,
(2) Would not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and
(3) Would 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
reference, Safety.

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
directive: