Transport airplanes; Other aircraft (for example, helicopters, airplanes); spacecraft (including satellites) and suborbital and spacecraft launch vehicles (HS 8802); Quality (ICS 03.120), Air transport (ICS 03.220.50), Plugs, socket-outlets, couplers (ICS 29.120.30), Aircraft and space vehicles in general (ICS 49.020)
Airworthiness Directives; Various Transport Airplanes
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-20- 03, which applied to various transport airplanes. AD 2019-20-03 required modification of certain universal serial bus (USB) receptacles located in the flight deck. Since the FAA issued AD 2019-20-03, it has been determined that additional airplanes are affected by the unsafe condition. This AD continues to require the modification and expands the applicability, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. This AD also prohibits the installation of affected parts. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
DATES: This AD is effective 12 August 2022. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of 12 August 2022. The FAA must receive comments on this AD by 12 September 2022.