CFR Title 21 Food and Drugs Administration

CFR Title 21 – Food and Drugs Administration

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2018-09-17RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class E Airspace; Lyons, KSThis action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register of August 1, 2018, that amends Class E airspace at Lyons-Rice County Municipal Airport, Lyons, KS. The word ``County'' was inadvertently omitted from the airport name in the Summary,...2018-19977"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-17/pdf/2018-19977.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/17/2018-19977/amendment-of-class-e-airspace-lyons-ksThis action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register of August 1, 2018, that amends Class E airspace at Lyons-Rice County Municipal Airport, Lyons, KS. The word ``County'' was inadvertently omitted from the airport name in the Summary, History, and Rules section of the document, as well as in the header of the legal description.
2018-09-17RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentOperating Limitations at John F. Kennedy International AirportThis action extends the Order Limiting Operations at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) published on January 18, 2008, and most recently amended on June 21, 2016. The Order remains effective until October 24, 2020.2018-20138"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-17/pdf/2018-20138.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/17/2018-20138/operating-limitations-at-john-f-kennedy-international-airportThis action extends the Order Limiting Operations at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) published on January 18, 2008, and most recently amended on June 21, 2016. The Order remains effective until October 24, 2020.
2018-09-17RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus Defense and Space S.A. (Formerly Known as Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A. (CASA)) AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Defense and Space S.A. Model C-212-CB, C-212-CC, C-212-CD, C- 212-CE, and C-212-DF airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of failures of the rudder pedal control system support....2018-19756"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-17/pdf/2018-19756.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/17/2018-19756/airworthiness-directives-airbus-defense-and-space-sa-formerly-known-as-construcciones-aeronauticasWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Defense and Space S.A. Model C-212-CB, C-212-CC, C-212-CD, C- 212-CE, and C-212-DF airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of failures of the rudder pedal control system support. This AD requires repetitive detailed visual inspections of the rudder pedal control system support box and shaft and applicable corrective actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-09-17Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of cracks in the body station (STA) 303.9 frame web and...2018-19840"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-17/pdf/2018-19840.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/17/2018-19840/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of cracks in the body station (STA) 303.9 frame web and doubler at fastener holes common to the stop fitting at stringer 16 left (S-16L). This proposed AD would require repetitive surface high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections for cracking of the STA 303.9 frame web and doubler at the stop fitting at S-16L, and applicable on-condition actions. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-09-17RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of cracks, in various directions, in the lower portion of a main landing gear (MLG) piston....2018-19754"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-17/pdf/2018-19754.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/17/2018-19754/airworthiness-directives-fokker-services-bv-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of cracks, in various directions, in the lower portion of a main landing gear (MLG) piston. This AD requires a detailed visual inspection of the MLG, and replacement if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-09-17Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-100-1A10 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by an incident of uncommanded nose wheel steering (NWS) in- service; subsequent investigation revealed that...2018-19841"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-17/pdf/2018-19841.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/17/2018-19841/airworthiness-directives-bombardier-inc-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-100-1A10 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by an incident of uncommanded nose wheel steering (NWS) in- service; subsequent investigation revealed that the steering selector valve (SSV) is susceptible to jamming in the open position due to particulate contamination of the hydraulic system. This proposed AD would require modifying the left-hand hydraulic system of the NWS control system and, for certain airplanes, torqueing the fittings on a certain tube assembly. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-09-17Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; GA 8 Airvan (Pty) Ltd AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GA 8 Airvan (Pty) Ltd Models GA8 and GA8-TC320 airplanes. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another...2018-19889"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-17/pdf/2018-19889.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/17/2018-19889/airworthiness-directives-ga-8-airvan-pty-ltd-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GA 8 Airvan (Pty) Ltd Models GA8 and GA8-TC320 airplanes. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as certain wing strut fittings manufactured with incorrect grain orientation, which has an unknown effect on fatigue related concerns. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-09-17Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-20- 04, which applies to all Airbus SAS Model A318 series airplanes; Airbus SAS Model A319 series airplanes; Airbus SAS Model A320-111, -211, -212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and...2018-19932"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-17/pdf/2018-19932.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/17/2018-19932/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-20- 04, which applies to all Airbus SAS Model A318 series airplanes; Airbus SAS Model A319 series airplanes; Airbus SAS Model A320-111, -211, -212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and Airbus SAS Model A321-111, - 112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. AD 2014-20-04 requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the four titanium angles between the belly fairing and the keel beam side panel, an inspection for cracking of the open holes if any cracking is found in the titanium angles, and repair or replacement if necessary. Since we issued AD 2014-20-04, we have determined that additional work is necessary for certain airplanes. This proposed AD would continue to require repetitive inspections for cracking of the four titanium angles between the belly fairing and the keel beam side panel, an inspection for cracking of the open holes if any cracking is found in the titanium angles, and repair or replacement if necessary. This proposed AD would also revise the applicability by adding Model A320-216 airplanes. This proposed AD would also require a detailed inspection for and replacement of certain rivets (including a rotating probe test for cracks in the open holes), and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-09-17Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. Turboshaft EnginesWe propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2015-20- 04, which applies to certain Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) PT6B- 37A turboshaft engines. AD 2015-20-04 requires initial and repetitive inspections until replacement of the No. 10...2018-19862"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-17/pdf/2018-19862.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/17/2018-19862/airworthiness-directives-pratt-and-whitney-canada-corp-turboshaft-enginesWe propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2015-20- 04, which applies to certain Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) PT6B- 37A turboshaft engines. AD 2015-20-04 requires initial and repetitive inspections until replacement of the No. 10 bearing, and eventual replacement of the No. 9 bearing, both located in the engine reduction gearbox (RGB) assembly. Since we issued AD 2015-20-04, P&WC has determined that the repetitive inspection of the bearings has an associated risk of gearbox damage or contamination and that the bearing installation required by AD 2015-20-04 does not adequately address the issue of bearing axial movement. This proposed AD would require removal from service and replacement of the No. 9 and No. 10 position bearings. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-09-17RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. Turboprop and Turboshaft EnginesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-02-14 for certain Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) TPE331 turboprop and TSE331 turboshaft engines. AD 2018-02-14 required inspection of the affected combustion chamber case assembly,...2018-20142"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-17/pdf/2018-20142.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/17/2018-20142/airworthiness-directives-honeywell-international-inc-turboprop-and-turboshaft-enginesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-02-14 for certain Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) TPE331 turboprop and TSE331 turboshaft engines. AD 2018-02-14 required inspection of the affected combustion chamber case assembly, replacement of those assemblies found cracked, and removal of affected assemblies on certain TPE331 and TSE331 engines. This AD retains the inspection and replacement requirements in AD 2018-02-04; revises the Applicability to add the TPE331-12 engine model and the related inspection action, correct references to certain engine models; and revises compliance to allow certain weld repair procedures. This AD was prompted by comments to revise the applicability and required actions of AD 2018-02-14 to include the TPE331-12B engine model, correct certain TPE engine model typographical errors, and to allow certain weld repair procedures. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-09-17RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus HelicoptersWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model AS-365N2, AS 365 N3, EC 155B, EC155B1, SA-365N1, and SA-366G1 helicopters. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the aft fuselage outer skin. This AD was prompted by...2018-19750"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-17/pdf/2018-19750.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/17/2018-19750/airworthiness-directives-airbus-helicoptersWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model AS-365N2, AS 365 N3, EC 155B, EC155B1, SA-365N1, and SA-366G1 helicopters. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the aft fuselage outer skin. This AD was prompted by several reports of aft fuselage outer skin disbonding. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
2018-09-17RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentIncreasing Charter Air Transportation OptionsThe Department of Transportation (DOT or Department) is issuing a final rule to facilitate innovation and growth in the air charter industry while strengthening the legal protections provided to consumers of charter air transportation. First, this rule...2018-18345"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-17/pdf/2018-18345.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/17/2018-18345/increasing-charter-air-transportation-optionsThe Department of Transportation (DOT or Department) is issuing a final rule to facilitate innovation and growth in the air charter industry while strengthening the legal protections provided to consumers of charter air transportation. First, this rule allows ``air charter brokers'' as principals or bona fide agents to provide single entity charter air transportation of passengers. Second, it requires air charter brokers to make certain disclosures including those responsive to a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommendation and to make other disclosures upon request. Third, it enumerates certain practices by air charter brokers as prohibited unfair or deceptive practices or unfair methods of competition. Fourth, this rule requires air taxis and commuter air carriers that sell charter air transportation to make certain disclosures including those responsive to an NTSB recommendation and other disclosures upon request. Fifth, it enumerates certain practices by an air taxi or commuter air carrier as prohibited unfair or deceptive practices or unfair methods of competition. At the same time, the Department is not adopting a proposal to codify exemption authority allowing indirect air carriers to engage in the sale of air transportation related to air ambulance services. Nor is it adopting a proposal to codify that certain air transportation services performed under contract with the Federal Government are in common carriage.
2018-09-14Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., AirplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2010-14- 05, which applies to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-1A11 (600), CL-600-2A12 (601), and CL-600-2B16 (601-3A, 601-3R, and 604 Variants) airplanes. AD 2010-14-05 requires inspection for...2018-19759"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-14/pdf/2018-19759.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/14/2018-19759/airworthiness-directives-bombardier-inc-airplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2010-14- 05, which applies to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-1A11 (600), CL-600-2A12 (601), and CL-600-2B16 (601-3A, 601-3R, and 604 Variants) airplanes. AD 2010-14-05 requires inspection for the part numbers of the system and brake accumulators, and repetitive replacement of affected accumulators. Since we issued AD 2010-14-05, we have determined that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations, as well as additional actions, are necessary to address the unsafe condition. In addition to the requirements of AD 2010-14-05, this proposed AD would require relocating the accumulators and revising the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. This proposed AD would also add optional terminating action for certain airplanes. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-09-14Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. Turbofan EnginesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-20- 01, which applies to certain Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) TFE731-20 and TFE731-40 turbofan engines. AD 2017-20-01 requires removing the affected fan disk and replacing it with a...2018-19798"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-14/pdf/2018-19798.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/14/2018-19798/airworthiness-directives-honeywell-international-inc-turbofan-enginesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-20- 01, which applies to certain Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) TFE731-20 and TFE731-40 turbofan engines. AD 2017-20-01 requires removing the affected fan disk and replacing it with a fan disk eligible for installation. Since we issued AD 2017-20-01, we determined that some turbofan engine models were omitted from the applicability of AD 2017-20-01. This proposed AD would add these turbofan engine models to the applicability, remove the Honeywell TFE731-20 turbofan engine from the applicability, and prohibit installation of affected fan disks. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-09-14Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that certain holes for the vertical tail plane (VTP) tension bolts connection are not properly...2018-19767"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-14/pdf/2018-19767.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/14/2018-19767/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that certain holes for the vertical tail plane (VTP) tension bolts connection are not properly protected against corrosion. This proposed AD would require modifying the VTP tension bolts connection by adding sealant and protective treatment to the head of the connection, at the barrel nut cavities, and in the surrounding area. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-09-14RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace, and Revocation of Class E Airspace: New Smyrna Beach, FLThis action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on August 23, 2018, amending Class D airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport, New Smyrna Beach, FL....2018-19978"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-14/pdf/2018-19978.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/14/2018-19978/amendment-of-class-d-airspace-and-class-e-airspace-and-revocation-of-class-e-airspace-new-smyrnaThis action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on August 23, 2018, amending Class D airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport, New Smyrna Beach, FL. The longitude coordinate symbols for Massey Ranch Airpark listed in Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet were typed as degrees, minutes, minutes instead of degrees, minutes, and seconds. Also, a parenthesis was excluded from the airport's geographic coordinates.
2018-09-14Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Zodiac Seats France, Cabin Attendant SeatsWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Zodiac Seats France 536-Series Cabin Attendant Seats. This proposed AD was prompted by potential risk of premature corrosion on the seat structure and clamps. This proposed AD would require...2018-19797"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-14/pdf/2018-19797.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/14/2018-19797/airworthiness-directives-zodiac-seats-france-cabin-attendant-seatsWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Zodiac Seats France 536-Series Cabin Attendant Seats. This proposed AD was prompted by potential risk of premature corrosion on the seat structure and clamps. This proposed AD would require inspection and modification of all Zodiac Seats France 536-Series Cabin Attendant Seats. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-09-14Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe are revising an earlier proposal for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. This action revises the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) by adding airplanes to the applicability and adding a...2018-19838"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-14/pdf/2018-19838.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/14/2018-19838/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanesWe are revising an earlier proposal for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. This action revises the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) by adding airplanes to the applicability and adding a measurement of the distance between the hooks of the torsion spring of the lanyard assembly. We are proposing this airworthiness directive (AD) to address the unsafe condition on these products. Since these actions would impose an additional burden over those in the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these changes.
2018-09-13RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics (Formerly Known as Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems) AirplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-13-06, which applied to certain Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics Model 340A (SAAB/ SF340A) and SAAB 340B airplanes. AD 2016-13-06 required a revision of the applicable airplane flight manual (AFM),...2018-19748"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-13/pdf/2018-19748.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/13/2018-19748/airworthiness-directives-saab-ab-saab-aeronautics-formerly-known-as-saab-ab-saab-aerosystemsWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-13-06, which applied to certain Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics Model 340A (SAAB/ SF340A) and SAAB 340B airplanes. AD 2016-13-06 required a revision of the applicable airplane flight manual (AFM), repetitive inspections of the horizontal stabilizer de-icing boots, and applicable corrective actions. This AD continues to require a revision of the applicable AFM, repetitive inspections of the horizontal stabilizer de-icing boots, and applicable corrective actions. This AD also requires replacement of single stitched de-icing boots with improved double stitched boots, and re-identification of the modified horizontal stabilizer leading edge. This AD was prompted by reports of ruptured horizontal stabilizer de- icing boots. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-09-13RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus Defense and Space S.A. (Formerly Known as Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A.) AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Defense and Space S.A. Model CN-235, CN-235-100, CN-235-200, CN- 235-300, and C-295 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that cracks were found on the door mechanism actuator shaft...2018-19183"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-13/pdf/2018-19183.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/13/2018-19183/airworthiness-directives-airbus-defense-and-space-sa-formerly-known-as-construcciones-aeronauticasWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Defense and Space S.A. Model CN-235, CN-235-100, CN-235-200, CN- 235-300, and C-295 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that cracks were found on the door mechanism actuator shaft assemblies of the nose landing gear (NLG). This AD requires repetitive inspections of the NLG door mechanism actuator shaft assemblies having certain part numbers, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD would also provide an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections for Model CN-235, CN-235-100, CN-235-200, and CN-235-300 airplanes. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-09-13Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.A. HelicoptersWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Leonardo S.p.A. (Leonardo) Model AW169 helicopters. This proposed AD would require replacing the seals, filler wedges, and handles of each emergency exit window. This proposed AD is...2018-19736"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-13/pdf/2018-19736.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/13/2018-19736/airworthiness-directives-leonardo-spa-helicoptersWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Leonardo S.p.A. (Leonardo) Model AW169 helicopters. This proposed AD would require replacing the seals, filler wedges, and handles of each emergency exit window. This proposed AD is prompted by a report that a high level of pushing force was required to jettison some windows. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
2018-09-13RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking in certain flanges, and the adjacent web, of the wing outboard...2018-19185"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-13/pdf/2018-19185.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/13/2018-19185/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking in certain flanges, and the adjacent web, of the wing outboard flap track at certain positions, and a determination that new inspections of certain flap track flanges and webs forward of the rear spar attachment are necessary. This AD requires an inspection to determine the part number of the wing outboard flap track assembly; repetitive inspections of each affected wing outboard flap track for discrepancies, and applicable on-condition actions; and repetitive overhaul of each wing outboard flap track. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-09-13RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Chicago Class B and Chicago Class C Airspace; Chicago, ILThis action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register of August 16, 2018, that amended the Chicago Class B and Chicago Class C airspace area descriptions by changing references to the Chicago O'Hare VHF Omnidirectional Range/Distance...2018-19729"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-13/pdf/2018-19729.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/13/2018-19729/amendment-of-chicago-class-b-and-chicago-class-c-airspace-chicago-ilThis action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register of August 16, 2018, that amended the Chicago Class B and Chicago Class C airspace area descriptions by changing references to the Chicago O'Hare VHF Omnidirectional Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) to ``Point of Origin.'' Additionally, the Chicago Class B and Chicago Class C airspace area descriptions were edited to reflect the Chicago Midway International Airport name change to match the current information in the FAA's aeronautical database. The Chicago Class B airspace description listed in the rule is corrected to reflect updated geographic coordinates for the Chicago O'Hare International Airport airport reference point (ARP), updated geographic coordinates for two points in the Area A description, and updated geographic coordinates for one point in the Area F description.
2018-09-13RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentRevocation of Class E Airspace; Crows Landing, CAThis action removes Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Crows Landing Airport, Crows Landing, CA. This airspace is wholly contained within the Sacramento en route airspace area and duplication is not necessary.2018-19871"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-13/pdf/2018-19871.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/13/2018-19871/revocation-of-class-e-airspace-crows-landing-caThis action removes Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Crows Landing Airport, Crows Landing, CA. This airspace is wholly contained within the Sacramento en route airspace area and duplication is not necessary.
2018-09-13Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Previously Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH)We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 97-26-03 for Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH Model MBB-BK 117 A-1, MBB-BK 117 A-3, MBB-BK 117 A-4, MBB-BK 117 B-1, MBB-BK 117 B-2, and MBB-BK 117 C-1 helicopters. AD 97-26-03 requires visual inspections...2018-19737"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-13/pdf/2018-19737.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/13/2018-19737/airworthiness-directives-airbus-helicopters-deutschland-gmbh-previously-eurocopter-deutschland-gmbhWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 97-26-03 for Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH Model MBB-BK 117 A-1, MBB-BK 117 A-3, MBB-BK 117 A-4, MBB-BK 117 B-1, MBB-BK 117 B-2, and MBB-BK 117 C-1 helicopters. AD 97-26-03 requires visual inspections for cracks in the ribbed area of the main rotor (M/R) mast flange (flange). Since we issued AD 97-26-03, we have determined that a certain reinforced M/R mast is not affected by the unsafe condition. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 97-26-03 and would remove a certain M/R mast from the applicability. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
2018-09-13Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Badami, AKThis action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Badami Airport, AK. This proposal would add exclusionary language to the legal description of the airport to ensure the safety and management of...2018-19728"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-13/pdf/2018-19728.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/13/2018-19728/proposed-modification-of-class-e-airspace-badami-akThis action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Badami Airport, AK. This proposal would add exclusionary language to the legal description of the airport to ensure the safety and management of aircraft within the National Airspace System. Also, the geographic coordinates of the airport would be adjusted.
2018-09-13RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentEstablishment of Class E Airspace; Washington Island, WIThis action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Washington Island Airport, Washington Island, WI. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new standard instrument approach procedures developed at...2018-19713"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-13/pdf/2018-19713.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/13/2018-19713/establishment-of-class-e-airspace-washington-island-wiThis action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Washington Island Airport, Washington Island, WI. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new standard instrument approach procedures developed at Washington Island Airport, for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations.
2018-09-13RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentEstablishment of Class E Airspace, Los Angeles, CAThis action establishes Class E en route airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface to accommodate instrument flight rules (IFR) aircraft under control of the Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC), Los Angeles, CA....2018-19725"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-13/pdf/2018-19725.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/13/2018-19725/establishment-of-class-e-airspace-los-angeles-caThis action establishes Class E en route airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface to accommodate instrument flight rules (IFR) aircraft under control of the Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC), Los Angeles, CA. Establishment of this airspace area would ensure controlled airspace exists in those areas where the Federal airway structure is inadequate. This action also corrects an error in one of the longitude coordinates in the airspace description.
2018-09-13RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 airplanes. This AD was prompted by the discovery of inadequate corrosion protection in certain areas of the horizontal stabilizer and the rear fuselage cone...2018-19749"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-13/pdf/2018-19749.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/13/2018-19749/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 airplanes. This AD was prompted by the discovery of inadequate corrosion protection in certain areas of the horizontal stabilizer and the rear fuselage cone structure. This AD requires application of sealant and protective treatment on the affected areas of the horizontal stabilizer and the rear fuselage cone structure and, for certain airplanes, modification of the trimmable horizontal stabilizer (THS) torsion box and re-identification of the elevator. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-09-13Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. AirplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-25- 02, which applies to certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. AD 2012-25-02 requires revising the airworthiness limitations section (AWL) of the...2018-19735"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-13/pdf/2018-19735.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/13/2018-19735/airworthiness-directives-bombardier-inc-airplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-25- 02, which applies to certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. AD 2012-25-02 requires revising the airworthiness limitations section (AWL) of the instructions for continued airworthiness (ICA) of the maintenance requirements manual by incorporating new procedures for repetitive inspections for cracking of the rear pressure bulkhead (RPB). AD 2012- 25-02 also requires revising the maintenance program to incorporate a revised task which requires an improved non-destructive inspection procedure. Since we issued AD 2012-25-02, additional in-service crack findings resulted in the development of a structural modification to the RPB. This proposed AD would mandate modification of the RPB and would add repetitive inspections for cracking of the RPB web, which would terminate certain actions in this proposed AD. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-09-13RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of uncommanded motion of the flight control actuator. This AD requires replacing certain rudder and elevator...2018-19744"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-13/pdf/2018-19744.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/13/2018-19744/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of uncommanded motion of the flight control actuator. This AD requires replacing certain rudder and elevator servocontrols with serviceable servocontrols. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-09-13RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus HelicoptersWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model AS-365N2 and AS 365 N3 helicopters with a lower strobe light installed. This AD requires installing a cable mount, inspecting the lower strobe light wiring harness, and...2018-19432"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-13/pdf/2018-19432.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/13/2018-19432/airworthiness-directives-airbus-helicoptersWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model AS-365N2 and AS 365 N3 helicopters with a lower strobe light installed. This AD requires installing a cable mount, inspecting the lower strobe light wiring harness, and re-routing the wiring harness. This AD was prompted by reports of interference between the lower strobe light wiring harness and the helicopter structure. The actions of this AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these helicopters.
2018-09-13Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Atqasuk, AKThis action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Atqasuk Edward Burnell Sr. Memorial Airport, Atqasuk, AK. This proposal would add exclusionary language to the legal description of the airport to...2018-19726"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-13/pdf/2018-19726.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/13/2018-19726/proposed-modification-of-class-e-airspace-atqasuk-akThis action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Atqasuk Edward Burnell Sr. Memorial Airport, Atqasuk, AK. This proposal would add exclusionary language to the legal description of the airport to ensure the safety and management of aircraft within the National Airspace System. Also, the geographic coordinates of the airport would be adjusted.
2018-09-13RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class E Airspace; Kamuela, HIThis action amends Class E surface area airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Waimea- Kohala Airport, Kamuela, HI by modifying the boundaries to only that area necessary to contain instrument flight rules...2018-19727"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-13/pdf/2018-19727.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/13/2018-19727/amendment-of-class-e-airspace-kamuela-hiThis action amends Class E surface area airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Waimea- Kohala Airport, Kamuela, HI by modifying the boundaries to only that area necessary to contain instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. The part-time Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) status is removed from Class E surface area airspace, and references to the Kamuela VOR/ DME is removed from associated Class E airspace areas above. Airspace redesign is necessary as the FAA transitions from ground-based to satellite-based navigation for the safety and management of the national airspace system. Also, an editorial change will be made removing the airport name and replacing it with the city in the airspace designators for the above airspace areas.
2018-09-12RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentSpecial Conditions: The Boeing Company (Boeing), Model 777 Series Airplanes; Dynamic Test Requirements for Single Occupant Oblique Seats, With or Without Airbag Devices or 3-Point RestraintsThese amended special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 777 series airplanes. This amendment states that the Boeing Model 777 series airplanes oblique (side-facing) seats may be installed at an angle of 18 to 45 degrees to the airplane...2018-19752"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-12/pdf/2018-19752.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/12/2018-19752/special-conditions-the-boeing-company-boeing-model-777-series-airplanes-dynamic-test-requirementsThese amended special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 777 series airplanes. This amendment states that the Boeing Model 777 series airplanes oblique (side-facing) seats may be installed at an angle of 18 to 45 degrees to the airplane centerline and may include a 3-point or airbag restraint system, or both, for occupant restraint and injury protection. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. These design features are oblique (side-facing) single-occupant passenger seats equipped with or without airbag devices or 3-point restraints. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
2018-09-12RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentSpecial Conditions: The Boeing Company (Boeing), Model 787-8, 787-9, and 787-10 Series Airplanes; Dynamic Test Requirements for Single-Occupant, Oblique (Side-Facing) Seats With or Without Airbag Devices or 3-Point RestraintsThese amended special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 787-8, 787-9, and 787-10 series airplanes. This amendment states that the Boeing Model 787-8, 787-9, and 787-10 series airplanes oblique (side-facing) seats may be installed at an angle...2018-19753"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-12/pdf/2018-19753.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/12/2018-19753/special-conditions-the-boeing-company-boeing-model-787-8-787-9-and-787-10-series-airplanes-dynamicThese amended special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 787-8, 787-9, and 787-10 series airplanes. This amendment states that the Boeing Model 787-8, 787-9, and 787-10 series airplanes oblique (side-facing) seats may be installed at an angle of 18 to 45 degrees to the airplane centerline and may include a 3-point or airbag restraint system, or both, for occupant restraint and injury protection. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. These design features are oblique (side- facing) single-occupant seats equipped with airbag devices or 3-point restraints. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
2018-09-11RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Louisville, KYThis action amends Class D airspace and Class E surface airspace for Bowman Field Airport, Louisville, KY, by adding the Louisville International Airport Class C exclusionary language into the legal description. The exclusionary language was...2018-19490"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-11/pdf/2018-19490.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/11/2018-19490/amendment-of-class-d-and-class-e-airspace-louisville-kyThis action amends Class D airspace and Class E surface airspace for Bowman Field Airport, Louisville, KY, by adding the Louisville International Airport Class C exclusionary language into the legal description. The exclusionary language was inadvertently omitted from the final rule published November 1, 2017. This action also makes a minor editorial change to the Louisville, KY, airspace designation and airport name.
2018-09-11RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentStandard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous AmendmentsThis rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because...2018-18881"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-11/pdf/2018-18881.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/11/2018-18881/standard-instrument-approach-procedures-and-takeoff-minimums-and-obstacle-departure-proceduresThis rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
2018-09-11RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class D Airspace; Olive Branch, MSThis action amends Class D airspace for Olive Branch Airport, Olive Branch, MS, by adding the Memphis Class B exclusionary language back into the legal description. The exclusionary language was inadvertently omitted from the final rule published July...2018-19486"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-11/pdf/2018-19486.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/11/2018-19486/amendment-of-class-d-airspace-olive-branch-msThis action amends Class D airspace for Olive Branch Airport, Olive Branch, MS, by adding the Memphis Class B exclusionary language back into the legal description. The exclusionary language was inadvertently omitted from the final rule published July 30, 2018, amending Class D and Class E airspace at this airport.
2018-09-11RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class E Airspace; Bloomsburg, PAThis action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Bloomsburg Municipal Airport, Bloomsburg, PA, due to the decommissioning of the Milton VHF omni- directional range tactical air navigation aid (VORTAC)....2018-19489"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-11/pdf/2018-19489.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/11/2018-19489/amendment-of-class-e-airspace-bloomsburg-paThis action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Bloomsburg Municipal Airport, Bloomsburg, PA, due to the decommissioning of the Milton VHF omni- directional range tactical air navigation aid (VORTAC). Airspace reconfiguration is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of this airport.
2018-09-11Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Hardinsburg, KYThis action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Breckinridge County Airport, Hardinsburg, KY, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach...2018-19492"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-11/pdf/2018-19492.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/11/2018-19492/proposed-establishment-of-class-e-airspace-hardinsburg-kyThis action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Breckinridge County Airport, Hardinsburg, KY, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures serving the airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
2018-09-11RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class E Airspace; Williamsport, PAThis action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Williamsport Regional Airport, Williamsport, PA. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of Picture Rocks non-directional radio...2018-19487"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-11/pdf/2018-19487.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/11/2018-19487/amendment-of-class-e-airspace-williamsport-paThis action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Williamsport Regional Airport, Williamsport, PA. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of Picture Rocks non-directional radio beacon (NDB), and cancellation of the NDB approaches. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport. This action also recognizes the name change to Williamsport Hospital Medical Center Heliport (formerly Williamsport Hospital). The title of this rule is changed to only show that we are amending Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface with this rule. The Class D and remaining Class E airspace areas have been amended in a separate rulemaking.
2018-09-11RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class D Airspace; Appleton, WIThis action modifies Class D airspace at Appleton International Airport (formerly Outagamie County Airport), Appleton, WI. This action is required due to the decommissioning of the GAMIE locator outer marker (LOM) and collocated outer marker (OM) which...2018-19478"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-11/pdf/2018-19478.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/11/2018-19478/amendment-of-class-d-airspace-appleton-wiThis action modifies Class D airspace at Appleton International Airport (formerly Outagamie County Airport), Appleton, WI. This action is required due to the decommissioning of the GAMIE locator outer marker (LOM) and collocated outer marker (OM) which provided navigation guidance to the airport. This action enhances the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. Also, the airport name and geographic coordinates are adjusted to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Additionally, this action replaces the outdated term ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement'' in the legal description, and removes the city associated with the airport name in the airspace designation.
2018-09-11RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentEstablishment of Class E Airspace; Chebeague Island, METhis action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Chebeague Island Heliport, Chebeague Island, ME, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach...2018-19476"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-11/pdf/2018-19476.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/11/2018-19476/establishment-of-class-e-airspace-chebeague-island-meThis action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Chebeague Island Heliport, Chebeague Island, ME, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures serving the heliport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this heliport.
2018-09-11Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class D Airspace and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Tyndall AFB, FLThis action proposes to establish Class E surface airspace at Tyndall Air Force Base, (AFB), FL, for the safety of aircraft landing and departing the airport when the air traffic control tower is closed. Also, this action proposes to amend Class D...2018-19488"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-11/pdf/2018-19488.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/11/2018-19488/proposed-amendment-of-class-d-airspace-and-establishment-of-class-e-airspace-tyndall-afb-flThis action proposes to establish Class E surface airspace at Tyndall Air Force Base, (AFB), FL, for the safety of aircraft landing and departing the airport when the air traffic control tower is closed. Also, this action proposes to amend Class D airspace by updating the geographic coordinates of this airport, as well as replacing the outdated term ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with ``Chart Supplement''. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
2018-09-11RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentStandard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous AmendmentsThis rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because...2018-18879"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-11/pdf/2018-18879.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/11/2018-18879/standard-instrument-approach-procedures-and-takeoff-minimums-and-obstacle-departure-proceduresThis rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
2018-09-11RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Tay 620-15 EnginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) Tay 620-15 turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by reports of low-pressure compressor (LPC) fan blade retention lug failures. This AD requires...2018-19565"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-11/pdf/2018-19565.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/11/2018-19565/airworthiness-directives-rolls-royce-deutschland-ltd-and-co-kg-tay-620-15-enginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) Tay 620-15 turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by reports of low-pressure compressor (LPC) fan blade retention lug failures. This AD requires reviewing the engine maintenance records and replacing the LPC fan blade with a part eligible for installation if the dry-film lubricant (DFL) treatment limit is exceeded. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-09-11RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class E Airspace; Lynchburg, VAThis action amends the legal description of the Class E airspace at Lynchburg Regional Airport-Preston Glenn Field Airport, Lynchburg, VA. The NOTAM part-time status is removed from the Class E airspace area designated as an extension to a Class D...2018-19493"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-11/pdf/2018-19493.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/11/2018-19493/amendment-of-class-e-airspace-lynchburg-vaThis action amends the legal description of the Class E airspace at Lynchburg Regional Airport-Preston Glenn Field Airport, Lynchburg, VA. The NOTAM part-time status is removed from the Class E airspace area designated as an extension to a Class D surface area. This action does not affect the boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace.
2018-09-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus HelicoptersWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model AS350B, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, and AS350BA helicopters with a Pall Aerospace Corporation inlet barrier filter (IBF) element. This AD requires revising the Rotorcraft...2018-19431"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-10/pdf/2018-19431.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/10/2018-19431/airworthiness-directives-airbus-helicoptersWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model AS350B, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, and AS350BA helicopters with a Pall Aerospace Corporation inlet barrier filter (IBF) element. This AD requires revising the Rotorcraft Flight Manual Supplement to prohibit operating a helicopter with an IBF element in wet weather and replacing the IBF element if wet. This AD is prompted by a forced landing after an engine flameout. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
2018-09-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-12-08, which applied to certain Airbus SAS Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes, and Model A340-212, -213, -312, and -313 airplanes. AD 2018- 12-08 required repetitive inspections of certain...2018-19437"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-10/pdf/2018-19437.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/10/2018-19437/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-12-08, which applied to certain Airbus SAS Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes, and Model A340-212, -213, -312, and -313 airplanes. AD 2018- 12-08 required repetitive inspections of certain fastener holes, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD corrects certain compliance time references. This AD was prompted by a report of cracking at fastener holes located at a certain frame (FR) on the lower shell panel junction. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-09-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-200 Freighter series airplanes, Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes, and Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracked slat...2018-18907"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-10/pdf/2018-18907.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/10/2018-18907/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-200 Freighter series airplanes, Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes, and Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracked slat tracks at the location of the front stop attachment to the track. This AD requires a detailed inspection, repetitive special detailed inspections, and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-09-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by several reports of cracks in a certain floor beam lower chord at door stop...2018-18740"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-10/pdf/2018-18740.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/10/2018-18740/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by several reports of cracks in a certain floor beam lower chord at door stop fitting No. 1 of the forward airstair door cutout. This AD requires repetitive inspections for any cracks and applicable on-condition actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-09-10Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; MD Helicopters Inc. HelicoptersWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI) Model 600N helicopters. This proposed AD would require establishing a life limit for the main rotor (M/R) blade upper control collective/longitudinal link assembly...2018-19435"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-10/pdf/2018-19435.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/10/2018-19435/airworthiness-directives-md-helicopters-inc-helicoptersWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI) Model 600N helicopters. This proposed AD would require establishing a life limit for the main rotor (M/R) blade upper control collective/longitudinal link assembly (link assembly). This proposed AD is prompted by the discovery that the life limit was omitted from the maintenance manual. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
2018-09-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentRevocation of Class E Airspace; Springfield, OHThis action removes Class E airspace areas designated as an extension to a Class D surface area at Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport, Springfield, OH. This action is required as a result of an airspace review, which inadvertently overlooked the...2018-19475"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-10/pdf/2018-19475.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/10/2018-19475/revocation-of-class-e-airspace-springfield-ohThis action removes Class E airspace areas designated as an extension to a Class D surface area at Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport, Springfield, OH. This action is required as a result of an airspace review, which inadvertently overlooked the removal of the associated Class E airspace extensions when the Class D airspace was removed.
2018-09-10Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH HelicoptersWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Airbus Helicopters) Model MBB-BK 117 A-1, MBB-BK 117A-3, MBB-BK 117 A-4, MBB-BK 117 B-1, MBB-BK 117 B-2, MBB-BK 117 C-1, and MBB-BK 117 C-2 helicopters....2018-19436"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-10/pdf/2018-19436.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/10/2018-19436/airworthiness-directives-airbus-helicopters-deutschland-gmbh-helicoptersWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Airbus Helicopters) Model MBB-BK 117 A-1, MBB-BK 117A-3, MBB-BK 117 A-4, MBB-BK 117 B-1, MBB-BK 117 B-2, MBB-BK 117 C-1, and MBB-BK 117 C-2 helicopters. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the tail rotor (T/R) gearbox housing. This proposed AD is prompted by a report that a crack was found in a T/ R gearbox housing. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
2018-09-07Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines Turbofan EnginesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all International Aero Engines (IAE) PW1133G-JM, PW1133GA-JM, PW1130G-JM, PW1127G-JM, PW1127GA-JM, PW1127G1-JM, PW1124G-JM, PW1124G1-JM, and PW1122G-JM turbofan engines with certain...2018-19174"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-07/pdf/2018-19174.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/07/2018-19174/airworthiness-directives-international-aero-engines-turbofan-enginesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all International Aero Engines (IAE) PW1133G-JM, PW1133GA-JM, PW1130G-JM, PW1127G-JM, PW1127GA-JM, PW1127G1-JM, PW1124G-JM, PW1124G1-JM, and PW1122G-JM turbofan engines with certain low-pressure turbine (LPT) 1st- and 3rd-stage disks installed. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of manufacturing defects found on delivered LPT 1st- and 3rd- stage disks. This proposed AD would require removing the LPT 1st- or 3rd-stage disk from service and replacing with a part eligible for installation. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-09-07Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports that debris from the parking brake shut off valve (PBSOV) could create a partial...2018-19297"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-07/pdf/2018-19297.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/07/2018-19297/airworthiness-directives-fokker-services-bv-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports that debris from the parking brake shut off valve (PBSOV) could create a partial blockage of the restrictor check valve in the hydraulic return line of the PBSOV. This proposed AD would require replacing the restrictor check valve with an improved valve that has a filter screen. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-09-07RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan EnginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) BR700-710A2-20 and BR700- 710C4-11 turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by reports of deterioration of the intumescent heat resistant paint...2018-19365"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-07/pdf/2018-19365.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/07/2018-19365/airworthiness-directives-rolls-royce-deutschland-ltd-and-co-kg-turbofan-enginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) BR700-710A2-20 and BR700- 710C4-11 turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by reports of deterioration of the intumescent heat resistant paint system on the electronic engine controller (EEC) firebox assembly that was found to be beyond acceptable limits. This AD requires replacement of affected EEC firebox assembly parts with improved parts, which have a more durable paint system. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-09-07Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH HelicoptersWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Airbus Helicopters) Model EC135P1, EC135P2, EC135P2+, EC135P3, EC135T1, EC135T2, EC135T2+, and EC135T3 helicopters. This proposed AD would require replacing...2018-19430"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-07/pdf/2018-19430.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/07/2018-19430/airworthiness-directives-airbus-helicopters-deutschland-gmbh-helicoptersWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Airbus Helicopters) Model EC135P1, EC135P2, EC135P2+, EC135P3, EC135T1, EC135T2, EC135T2+, and EC135T3 helicopters. This proposed AD would require replacing the retaining ring and inspecting the hoist cable hook assembly (hook). This proposed AD is prompted by a report that a hook detached from the hoist cable. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
2018-09-07RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan EnginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all General Electric Company (GE) GE90-76B, GE90-77B, GE90-85B, GE90-90B, and GE90-94B turbofan engines with full authority digital engine control (FADEC) software, version 9.3.2.4 or earlier,...2018-19282"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-07/pdf/2018-19282.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/07/2018-19282/airworthiness-directives-general-electric-company-turbofan-enginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all General Electric Company (GE) GE90-76B, GE90-77B, GE90-85B, GE90-90B, and GE90-94B turbofan engines with full authority digital engine control (FADEC) software, version 9.3.2.4 or earlier, installed. This AD requires upgrading the FADEC software to a software version eligible for installation. This AD was prompted by an ice-crystal icing (ICI) event that caused damage to both engines, a single engine stall, and subsequent engine shutdown. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-09-07RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Mattoon and Charleston, ILThis action modifies two VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways (V-72 and V-429) in the vicinity of Mattoon and Charleston, IL. The FAA is taking this action due to the planned decommissioning of the Mattoon, IL, VOR/Distance Measuring...2018-19347"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-07/pdf/2018-19347.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/07/2018-19347/amendment-of-air-traffic-service-ats-routes-in-the-vicinity-of-mattoon-and-charleston-ilThis action modifies two VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways (V-72 and V-429) in the vicinity of Mattoon and Charleston, IL. The FAA is taking this action due to the planned decommissioning of the Mattoon, IL, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected ATS routes. The Mattoon VOR is being decommissioned in support of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
2018-09-07RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirspace Designations; Incorporation by ReferenceThis action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register of August 28, 2018, that amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 relating to airspace designations to reflect the approval by the Director of the Federal Register...2018-19349"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-07/pdf/2018-19349.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/07/2018-19349/airspace-designations-incorporation-by-referenceThis action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register of August 28, 2018, that amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 relating to airspace designations to reflect the approval by the Director of the Federal Register of the incorporation by reference of FAA Order 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points. This action corrects the Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signature date from August 8, 2017, to August 13, 2018.
2018-09-05RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus Defense and Space S.A. (Formerly Known as Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A.) AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Defense and Space S.A. Model CN-235, CN-235-100, CN-235-200, and CN-235-300 airplanes; and certain Model C-295 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that cracks were found on the...2018-18999"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-05/pdf/2018-18999.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/05/2018-18999/airworthiness-directives-airbus-defense-and-space-sa-formerly-known-as-construcciones-aeronauticasWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Defense and Space S.A. Model CN-235, CN-235-100, CN-235-200, and CN-235-300 airplanes; and certain Model C-295 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that cracks were found on the stabilizer-to- fuselage rear attachment fitting. This AD requires a detailed inspection of the upper and lower lugs of each horizontal stabilizer- to-fuselage rear attachment fitting, repair if necessary, and a report of findings. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-09-05RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan EnginesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-02-04 for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-Trent 970-84, RB211-Trent 970B-84, RB211-Trent 972-84, RB211-Trent 972B-84, RB211-Trent 977-84, RB211- Trent 977B-84, and RB211-Trent 980-84 turbofan engines....2018-19119"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-05/pdf/2018-19119.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/05/2018-19119/airworthiness-directives-rolls-royce-plc-turbofan-enginesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-02-04 for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-Trent 970-84, RB211-Trent 970B-84, RB211-Trent 972-84, RB211-Trent 972B-84, RB211-Trent 977-84, RB211- Trent 977B-84, and RB211-Trent 980-84 turbofan engines. AD 2013-02-04 required on-wing inspections of low-pressure turbine (LPT) disk seal fins and interstage seals when post-flight review indicates Engine Health Monitoring (EHM) vibratory maintenance-alert limits were exceeded in flight. This AD requires additional criteria for the inspection of the stage 2, 3, and 4 LPT disk seal fins and interstage seals and removes the requirement to inspect the stage 5 LPT disk seal fins and interstage seal. This AD was prompted by a Trent 900 engine experiencing increased low-pressure rotor vibration while in flight resulting in an in-flight shutdown (IFSD) and air turnback. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-09-05RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentSpecial Conditions: Bombardier Inc., Model BD-700-2A12 and BD-700-2A13 Series Airplanes; Flight Envelope Protection: High Incidence Protection SystemThe FAA is correcting an error that appeared in the Federal Register on May 1, 2018, for special conditions No. 25-725-SC, Docket No. FAA-2018-0335. As published, there was an error in the citation and the correct citation has been added.2018-19215"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-05/pdf/2018-19215.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/05/2018-19215/special-conditions-bombardier-inc-model-bd-700-2a12-and-bd-700-2a13-series-airplanes-flight-envelopeThe FAA is correcting an error that appeared in the Federal Register on May 1, 2018, for special conditions No. 25-725-SC, Docket No. FAA-2018-0335. As published, there was an error in the citation and the correct citation has been added.
2018-09-05RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 757 airplanes. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the longitudinal lap splices of the fuselage skin are...2018-18995"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-05/pdf/2018-18995.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/05/2018-18995/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 757 airplanes. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the longitudinal lap splices of the fuselage skin are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This AD requires repetitive inspections of the longitudinal lap splices of the fuselage skin for cracking and protruding fasteners, and applicable corrective actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-09-05RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentSpecial Conditions: The Boeing Company (Boeing) Model 747-8 Airplane, Dynamic Test Requirements for Single-Occupant, Oblique (Side-Facing) Seats, With or Without Airbag Devices or 3-Point RestraintsThese amended special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 747-8 airplane. This amendment states that the Boeing Model 747-8 airplane oblique (side-facing) seats may be installed at an angle of 18 to 45 degrees to the airplane centerline and may...2018-19216"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-05/pdf/2018-19216.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/05/2018-19216/special-conditions-the-boeing-company-boeing-model-747-8-airplane-dynamic-test-requirements-forThese amended special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 747-8 airplane. This amendment states that the Boeing Model 747-8 airplane oblique (side-facing) seats may be installed at an angle of 18 to 45 degrees to the airplane centerline and may include a 3-point or airbag restraint system, or both, for occupant restraint and injury protection. Additionally, this amendment changes paragraphs 4 through 8 of the special conditions section. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. These design features are oblique (side-facing) single- occupant seats equipped with or without airbag devices or 3-point restraints. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
2018-09-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentStandard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous AmendmentsThis rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of...2018-18880"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-04/pdf/2018-18880.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/04/2018-18880/standard-instrument-approach-procedures-and-takeoff-minimums-and-obstacle-departure-proceduresThis rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
2018-09-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentStandard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous AmendmentsThis rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of...2018-18878"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-04/pdf/2018-18878.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/04/2018-18878/standard-instrument-approach-procedures-and-takeoff-minimums-and-obstacle-departure-proceduresThis rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
2018-09-04Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports that, for multimaterial (hybrid) joints of the passenger door frame fittings, the interfay sealant was not...2018-18993"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-04/pdf/2018-18993.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/04/2018-18993/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports that, for multimaterial (hybrid) joints of the passenger door frame fittings, the interfay sealant was not applied between all surfaces of the joint parts. This proposed AD would require modification of the hybrid joints of the passenger doors by applying additional corrosion protection to the hybrid joints of the passenger door frame fittings. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-09-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Linstrandt Propane CylindersWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Linstrandt T30 propane cylinders installed on hot air balloons. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another...2018-18990"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-04/pdf/2018-18990.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/04/2018-18990/airworthiness-directives-linstrandt-propane-cylindersWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Linstrandt T30 propane cylinders installed on hot air balloons. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as welding defects on the propane cylinder that could result in leaking of liquid propane. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-31Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that certain areas in the tire/wheel threat zones could be susceptible to damage,...2018-18812"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-31/pdf/2018-18812.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/31/2018-18812/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that certain areas in the tire/wheel threat zones could be susceptible to damage, which could result in loss of braking on one main landing gear (MLG) truck, loss of nose wheel steering, and loss of directional control on the ground when below rudder effectiveness speed. This proposed AD would require installing hydraulic tubing, a pressure-operated check valve, and new flight control software. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-31RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain ATR-GIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR42-200, -300, and -320 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that more restrictive maintenance instructions and...2018-18737"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-31/pdf/2018-18737.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/31/2018-18737/airworthiness-directives-atr-gie-avions-de-transport-rgional-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain ATR-GIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR42-200, -300, and -320 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that more restrictive maintenance instructions and airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires updating the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-31Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A330-200, -200F, and -300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a revision of the airworthiness limitations section (ALS), which provides new and more...2018-18814"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-31/pdf/2018-18814.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/31/2018-18814/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A330-200, -200F, and -300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a revision of the airworthiness limitations section (ALS), which provides new and more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations for airplane structures and systems. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate new maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-31RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentSpecial Conditions: Ultramagic S.A., Model M-56, M-56C, M-65, M-65C, M-77, M-77C, M-90, M-105, M-120, M-130, M-145, M-160, N-180, N-210, N-250, N-300, N-355, N-425, S-70, S-90, S-105, S-130, S-160, T-150, T-180, T-210, V-56, V-65, V-77, V-90, and V-105 Balloons; Balloon Passenger Basket, Model CV-08, Seat InstallationThese special conditions are issued for Ultramagic S.A. Models M-56, M-56C, M-65, M-65C, M-77, M-77C, M-90, M-105, M-120, M-130, M- 145, M-160, N-180, N-210, N-250, N-300, N-355, N-425, S-70, S-90, S- 105, S-130, S-160, T-150, T-180, T-210, V-56, V-65,...2018-18885"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-31/pdf/2018-18885.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/31/2018-18885/special-conditions-ultramagic-sa-model-m-56-m-56c-m-65-m-65c-m-77-m-77c-m-90-m-105-m-120-m-130-m-145These special conditions are issued for Ultramagic S.A. Models M-56, M-56C, M-65, M-65C, M-77, M-77C, M-90, M-105, M-120, M-130, M- 145, M-160, N-180, N-210, N-250, N-300, N-355, N-425, S-70, S-90, S- 105, S-130, S-160, T-150, T-180, T-210, V-56, V-65, V-77, V-90, and V- 105 balloons. These balloons will have novel or unusual design features associated with a standard construction basket with a singular distribution that includes four occupant seats and a lower sidewall. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
2018-08-31RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A318, A319, and A320 series airplanes, and Model A321- 111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, -232, -251N, -253N, and -271N airplanes. This AD was prompted by a...2018-18738"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-31/pdf/2018-18738.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/31/2018-18738/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A318, A319, and A320 series airplanes, and Model A321- 111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, -232, -251N, -253N, and -271N airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate the specified maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-31Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-07- 23, which applies to all Airbus SAS Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. AD 2016-07-23 requires, for certain airplanes, repetitive replacements of the fixed fairing upper and...2018-18813"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-31/pdf/2018-18813.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/31/2018-18813/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-07- 23, which applies to all Airbus SAS Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. AD 2016-07-23 requires, for certain airplanes, repetitive replacements of the fixed fairing upper and lower attachment studs of both the left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) main landing gear (MLG); and repetitive inspections for corrosion, wear, fatigue cracking, and loose studs of each forward stud assembly of the fixed fairing door upper and lower forward attachments of both the LH and RH MLG; and replacement if necessary. AD 2016-07-23 also provides an optional terminating modification for the repetitive replacements of the fixed fairing upper and lower attachment studs. Since we issued AD 2016-07-23, we have determined that for some airplane configurations, associated fixed fairing assembly part numbers susceptible to fatigue cracking were not listed in certain service information required by AD 2016-07-23. In addition, we have determined that additional work is necessary to re-identify the fixed fairing assembly part number on certain airplanes. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2016-07-23 and, for certain airplanes, require re-identification of the LH and RH fixed fairing assemblies' part numbers. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-31RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-02-17, which applied to all Airbus Model A330-200, A330-200 Freighter, and A330-300 series airplanes. AD 2015-02-17 required revising the electrical emergency configuration procedure in the Emergency...2018-18736"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-31/pdf/2018-18736.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/31/2018-18736/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-02-17, which applied to all Airbus Model A330-200, A330-200 Freighter, and A330-300 series airplanes. AD 2015-02-17 required revising the electrical emergency configuration procedure in the Emergency Procedures section of the airplane flight manual (AFM) to include procedures for deploying the ram air turbine manually to provide sufficient hydraulic power and avoid constant speed motor/generator (CSM/G) shedding. Since we issued AD 2015-02-17, we have determined that replacement or modification of the two flight warning computers (FWCs) is necessary to address the identified unsafe condition. This AD requires the replacement or modifications of the two FWCs. This AD also removes airplanes from the applicability. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-31Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-200 Freighter series airplanes, Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes, and Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by defects found...2018-18811"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-31/pdf/2018-18811.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/31/2018-18811/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-200 Freighter series airplanes, Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes, and Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by defects found during production tests of ram air turbine (RAT) units; investigation revealed that the defects were due to certain RAT hydraulic pumps having an alternative manufacturing process of the pump pistons. This proposed AD would require replacing any defective RAT hydraulic pump with a serviceable part and re-identifying the RAT module part number. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Eastover, SC and Sumter, SCThis action amends Class D airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Mc Entire Joint National Guard Base (JNGB), Eastover, SC, to accommodate airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of the Mc Entire...2018-18765"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-30/pdf/2018-18765.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/30/2018-18765/amendment-of-class-d-and-class-e-airspace-eastover-sc-and-sumter-scThis action amends Class D airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Mc Entire Joint National Guard Base (JNGB), Eastover, SC, to accommodate airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of the Mc Entire non- directional radio beacon (NDB) and cancellation of the NDB approach. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the Mc Entire JNGB, and Shaw AFB, and Sumter Airport, Sumter, SC, and updates the names of Mc Entire JNGB and Sumter Airport. In addition, an editorial change is made to the airspace designation in both Class D and E airspace.
2018-08-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., HelicoptersWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Bell) Model 212, Model 412, and Model 412EP helicopters. This AD requires replacing the emergency flotation system (EFS) tube assembly. This AD was prompted by a...2018-18735"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-30/pdf/2018-18735.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/30/2018-18735/airworthiness-directives-bell-helicopter-textron-inc-helicoptersWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Bell) Model 212, Model 412, and Model 412EP helicopters. This AD requires replacing the emergency flotation system (EFS) tube assembly. This AD was prompted by a report of an EFS tube assembly failure. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A319-115 and -132 airplanes, and Model A320-214, -216, -232, and -233 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that certain modified airplanes do not have...2018-18662"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-30/pdf/2018-18662.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/30/2018-18662/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A319-115 and -132 airplanes, and Model A320-214, -216, -232, and -233 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that certain modified airplanes do not have electrical ground wires on the fuel level sensing control unit (FLSCU), which adversely affects the fuel gravity feeding operation. This AD requires modification of the FLSCU wiring. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A318, A319, and A320 series airplanes; and Model A321- 111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, -232, -251N, -253N, and -271N airplanes. This AD was prompted by a revision...2018-18661"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-30/pdf/2018-18661.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/30/2018-18661/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A318, A319, and A320 series airplanes; and Model A321- 111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, -232, -251N, -253N, and -271N airplanes. This AD was prompted by a revision of an airworthiness limitations document that specifies more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate revised fuel airworthiness limitations. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-30Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Jacksonville, ILThis action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Jacksonville Municipal Airport, Jacksonville, IL. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of...2018-18767"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-30/pdf/2018-18767.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/30/2018-18767/proposed-amendment-of-class-e-airspace-jacksonville-ilThis action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Jacksonville Municipal Airport, Jacksonville, IL. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Jacksonville VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates for the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautic database. This action is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
2018-08-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that during a fleet survey on a retired Model 737 airplane,...2018-18658"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-30/pdf/2018-18658.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/30/2018-18658/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that during a fleet survey on a retired Model 737 airplane, cracking was found common to the number 3 windshield assembly, aft sill web. This AD requires, at certain locations, repetitive high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections of the number 3 windshield assembly, aft sill web; and applicable on-condition actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-30Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Madison, MNThis action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Lac Qui Parle County Airport (formerly Madison-Lac Qui Parle Airport), Madison, MN, to accommodate new standard instrument approach procedures for...2018-18763"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-30/pdf/2018-18763.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/30/2018-18763/proposed-amendment-of-class-e-airspace-madison-mnThis action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Lac Qui Parle County Airport (formerly Madison-Lac Qui Parle Airport), Madison, MN, to accommodate new standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport due to the decommissioning of the Madison non-directional radio beacon (NDB) and cancellation of the associated approach.. This action would enhance the safety and management of IFR operations at this airport. An editorial change also would be made to the airspace designation removing the city from the airport name.
2018-08-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 727 airplanes. This AD was prompted by significant changes made to the airworthiness limitations (AWLs) related to fuel tank ignition prevention. This AD requires...2018-18664"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-30/pdf/2018-18664.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/30/2018-18664/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 727 airplanes. This AD was prompted by significant changes made to the airworthiness limitations (AWLs) related to fuel tank ignition prevention. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate the latest revision of the AWLs. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-30Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Lapeer, MIThis action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Dupont-Lapeer Airport, Lapeer, MI. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Pontiac VHF...2018-18768"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-30/pdf/2018-18768.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/30/2018-18768/proposed-amendment-of-class-e-airspace-lapeer-miThis action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Dupont-Lapeer Airport, Lapeer, MI. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Pontiac VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. Airspace redesign would enhance the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
2018-08-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of protective caps that were not removed from fire extinguishing lines in certain areas of the engines. This...2018-18734"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-30/pdf/2018-18734.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/30/2018-18734/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of protective caps that were not removed from fire extinguishing lines in certain areas of the engines. This AD requires an inspection for the presence of protective caps on fire extinguishing lines, and corrective action. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-29RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class D and E Airspace; Austin, TX; and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Georgetown, TX, and Austin, TXThis action amends Class D airspace at San Marcos Regional Airport, Austin, TX; establishes Class E airspace designated as a surface area at Georgetown Municipal Airport, Georgetown, TX, and San Marcos Regional Airport; and amends Class E airspace...2018-18645"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-29/pdf/2018-18645.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/29/2018-18645/amendment-of-class-d-and-e-airspace-austin-tx-and-establishment-of-class-e-airspace-georgetown-txThis action amends Class D airspace at San Marcos Regional Airport, Austin, TX; establishes Class E airspace designated as a surface area at Georgetown Municipal Airport, Georgetown, TX, and San Marcos Regional Airport; and amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at San Marco Regional Airport and Lockhart Municipal Airport, Lockhart, TX. This action is at the request of Austin Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT)/Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) to establish part-time Class E airspace designated as a surface area at Georgetown Municipal Airport and San Marcos Regional Airport and to review the associated airspace for the safety and management of instrument flight rule (IFR) operations at these airports. The name of San Marcos Regional Airport is updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database, and the outdated term ``Airport/Facility Directory'' is replaced with the term ``Chart Supplement''.
2018-08-29RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Pensacola, FL, and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Milton, FLThis action amends Class D airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Choctaw Naval Outlying Field (NOLF), Milton, FL, by changing the city associated with the airport name in the above airspace classes and...2018-18644"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-29/pdf/2018-18644.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/29/2018-18644/amendment-of-class-d-and-class-e-airspace-pensacola-fl-and-establishment-of-class-e-airspace-miltonThis action amends Class D airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Choctaw Naval Outlying Field (NOLF), Milton, FL, by changing the city associated with the airport name in the above airspace classes and adjusting the geographic coordinates of the airport and the Santa Rosa TACAN navigation aid to match the FAA's aeronautical database. Additionally, Class E surface airspace is established at Choctaw NOLF for the safety of aircraft landing and departing the airport when the air traffic control tower is closed. Also, an editorial change is made to the Class D airspace legal description replacing ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement''. This action enhances the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
2018-08-28RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan EnginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain General Electric Company (GE) CF6-80A, CF6-80A1, CF6-80A2, CF6-80A3, CF6-80C2A1, CF6-80C2A2, CF6-80C2A3, CF6-80C2A5, CF6-80C2A5F, CF6- 80C2A8, CF6-80C2B1, CF6-80C2B1F, CF6-80C2B2,...2018-18576"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-28/pdf/2018-18576.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/28/2018-18576/airworthiness-directives-general-electric-company-turbofan-enginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain General Electric Company (GE) CF6-80A, CF6-80A1, CF6-80A2, CF6-80A3, CF6-80C2A1, CF6-80C2A2, CF6-80C2A3, CF6-80C2A5, CF6-80C2A5F, CF6- 80C2A8, CF6-80C2B1, CF6-80C2B1F, CF6-80C2B2, CF6-80C2B2F, CF6-80C2B4, CF6-80C2B4F, CF6-80C2B5F, CF6-80C2B6, CF6-80C2B6F, CF6-80C2B6FA, CF6- 80C2B7F, CF6-80C2D1F, CF6-80C2L1F, and CF6-80C2K1F turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by an uncontained failure of a high-pressure turbine (HPT) stage 2 disk that resulted in a fire. This AD requires ultrasonic inspection (UI) of HPT stage 1 and 2 disks. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-28RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentEstablishment and Modification of Area Navigation Routes, Florida Metroplex Project; Southeastern United StatesThis action establishes 16 high altitude area navigation (RNAV) routes (Q-routes), and modifies 7 existing Q-routes, in support of the Florida Metroplex Project. The routes were developed to improve the efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS)...2018-18508"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-28/pdf/2018-18508.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/28/2018-18508/establishment-and-modification-of-area-navigation-routes-florida-metroplex-project-southeasternThis action establishes 16 high altitude area navigation (RNAV) routes (Q-routes), and modifies 7 existing Q-routes, in support of the Florida Metroplex Project. The routes were developed to improve the efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS) and reduce dependency on ground-based navigational systems that cause system inefficiencies due to their limitations. This action also makes minor corrections to the waypoint names and geographic coordinates of certain Q-routes.
2018-08-28RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A300 series airplanes; Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called Model A300-600 series...2018-18272"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-28/pdf/2018-18272.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/28/2018-18272/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A300 series airplanes; Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called Model A300-600 series airplanes); and Model A310 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a static analysis performed by Airbus SAS that revealed some areas of the wing structure cannot sustain the damage limits previously published in certain structural repair manuals. This AD requires an inspection to determine whether repair or damage to certain wing areas is beyond the allowable limits; and repair if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-28RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of arcing and smoke emanating from the windshields. This AD requires a revision to the maintenance or...2018-18273"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-28/pdf/2018-18273.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/28/2018-18273/airworthiness-directives-bombardier-inc-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of arcing and smoke emanating from the windshields. This AD requires a revision to the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to include an inspection of the windshield moisture seal for signs of cracks, erosion, wear, and other deterioration; doing that inspection and repair if necessary; and re-torqueing the screws that fasten the windshield heater terminal lugs and applying sealant to the screw heads of the windshield heaters. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-28RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirspace Designations; Incorporation by ReferenceThis action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 relating to airspace designations to reflect the approval by the Director of the Federal Register of the incorporation by reference of FAA Order 7400.11C, Airspace Designations...2018-18507"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-28/pdf/2018-18507.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/28/2018-18507/airspace-designations-incorporation-by-referenceThis action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 relating to airspace designations to reflect the approval by the Director of the Federal Register of the incorporation by reference of FAA Order 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points. This action also explains the procedures the FAA will use to amend the listings of Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas; air traffic service routes; and reporting points incorporated by reference.
2018-08-28RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; GE Aviation Czech s.r.o. Turboprop EnginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain GE Aviation Czech H80-200 turboprop engines. This AD requires replacing the beta switch and adjusting the engine push-pull control to prevent the propeller governor control from going to a...2018-18575"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-28/pdf/2018-18575.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/28/2018-18575/airworthiness-directives-ge-aviation-czech-sro-turboprop-enginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain GE Aviation Czech H80-200 turboprop engines. This AD requires replacing the beta switch and adjusting the engine push-pull control to prevent the propeller governor control from going to a negative thrust position. This AD was prompted by an accident involving an Aircraft Industries (AI) L 410 UVP-E20 airplane caused by one propeller going to a negative thrust position during the landing approach. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-27Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH HelicoptersWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Airbus Helicopters) Model MBB-BK 117 D-2 helicopters. This proposed AD would require replacing the rescue hoist cable cut pushbutton flip guard (flip...2018-18346"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-27/pdf/2018-18346.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/27/2018-18346/airworthiness-directives-airbus-helicopters-deutschland-gmbh-helicoptersWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Airbus Helicopters) Model MBB-BK 117 D-2 helicopters. This proposed AD would require replacing the rescue hoist cable cut pushbutton flip guard (flip guard). This proposed AD is prompted by reports of unintended lifting of several flip guards. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to correct an unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-27RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentModification and Establishment of Restricted Areas; Townsend, GAThis action modifies the restricted airspace at the Townsend Bombing Range, GA (Range), by expanding the lateral limits of R-3007A to allow construction of additional targets and impact areas. The modification is needed so that precision guided...2018-18510"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-27/pdf/2018-18510.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/27/2018-18510/modification-and-establishment-of-restricted-areas-townsend-gaThis action modifies the restricted airspace at the Townsend Bombing Range, GA (Range), by expanding the lateral limits of R-3007A to allow construction of additional targets and impact areas. The modification is needed so that precision guided munitions (PGM) can be used on the range. The changes are completely contained within the existing outer boundaries of the R-3007 complex.
2018-08-27Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.A. HelicoptersWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Leonardo S.p.A. (Type Certificate Previously Held by Finmeccanica S.p.A., AgustaWestland S.p.A.) Model AW139 helicopters. This proposed AD would require inspecting and altering the number 1...2018-18472"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-27/pdf/2018-18472.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/27/2018-18472/airworthiness-directives-leonardo-spa-helicoptersWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Leonardo S.p.A. (Type Certificate Previously Held by Finmeccanica S.p.A., AgustaWestland S.p.A.) Model AW139 helicopters. This proposed AD would require inspecting and altering the number 1 driveshaft (driveshaft). This proposed AD is prompted by reports of scratches that were found on the driveshaft. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-24Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A330-200 series airplanes; Model A330-200 Freighter series airplanes; and Model A330-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by revisions to certain...2018-18147"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-24/pdf/2018-18147.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/24/2018-18147/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A330-200 series airplanes; Model A330-200 Freighter series airplanes; and Model A330-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by revisions to certain airworthiness limitation item (ALI) documents, which specify more restrictive instructions and/or airworthiness limitations. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive instructions and/or airworthiness limitations. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-24RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Division TurbofanWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-12-03 for certain Pratt & Whitney Division (PW) PW2037, PW2037M, and PW2040 turbofan engines. AD 2017-12-03 required installing a software standard eligible for installation and precludes the use of...2018-18373"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-24/pdf/2018-18373.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/24/2018-18373/airworthiness-directives-pratt-and-whitney-division-turbofanWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-12-03 for certain Pratt & Whitney Division (PW) PW2037, PW2037M, and PW2040 turbofan engines. AD 2017-12-03 required installing a software standard eligible for installation and precludes the use of electronic engine control (EEC) software standards earlier than SCN 5B/I. This AD requires installing a software standard eligible for installation and preclude the use of EEC software standards earlier than SCN 5B/I or SCN 27A. This AD was prompted by an unrecoverable engine in-flight shutdown (IFSD) after an ice crystal icing event. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-24Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE-FALCON 50, MYSTERE-FALCON 900, and FALCON 900EX airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracked reinforcing straps (doublers) on the...2018-18148"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-24/pdf/2018-18148.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/24/2018-18148/airworthiness-directives-dassault-aviation-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE-FALCON 50, MYSTERE-FALCON 900, and FALCON 900EX airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracked reinforcing straps (doublers) on the ailerons of airplanes equipped with blended winglets. This proposed AD would require repetitive detailed inspections for cracking of the upper and lower reinforcing straps on the ailerons, and replacement if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-24Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Maurice, IAThis action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Sioux County Regional Airport, Maurice, IA. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new standard instrument approach procedures developed at...2018-18253"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-24/pdf/2018-18253.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/24/2018-18253/proposed-establishment-of-class-e-airspace-maurice-iaThis action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Sioux County Regional Airport, Maurice, IA. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new standard instrument approach procedures developed at Sioux County Regional Airport, for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations.
2018-08-23RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace; Jacksonville, NC and Establishment of Class D Airspace; Jacksonville, NCThis action amends Class D airspace at New River Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS), at Jacksonville, NC, by removing Albert J. Ellis Airport, Jacksonville, NC, from the legal description, and establishing Albert J. Ellis Airport under its own...2018-18043"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-23/pdf/2018-18043.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/23/2018-18043/amendment-of-class-d-airspace-and-class-e-airspace-jacksonville-nc-and-establishment-of-class-dThis action amends Class D airspace at New River Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS), at Jacksonville, NC, by removing Albert J. Ellis Airport, Jacksonville, NC, from the legal description, and establishing Albert J. Ellis Airport under its own designation. This is an editorial change that continues to provide the controlled airspace required for the new air traffic control tower at Albert J. Ellis Airport for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of New River MCAS in Class D and E airspace, replaces the outdated term ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement'', and makes an editorial change to the airspace designation.
2018-08-23RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace, and Revocation of Class E Airspace: New Smyrna Beach, FLThis action amends Class D airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface, and removes Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area at New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport, New Smyrna...2018-18035"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-23/pdf/2018-18035.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/23/2018-18035/amendment-of-class-d-airspace-and-class-e-airspace-and-revocation-of-class-e-airspace-new-smyrnaThis action amends Class D airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface, and removes Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area at New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport, New Smyrna Beach, FL. This action accommodates airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of New Smyrna Beach non-directional beacon radio (NDB), and cancellation of the NDB approaches. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport, and Massey Ranch Airpark, and replaces the outdated term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the legal description of Class D airspace.
2018-08-23RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace; Wrightstown, NJThis action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on July 10, 2018, amending Class D and Class E airspace at McGuire Field (Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst), and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface by...2018-18036"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-23/pdf/2018-18036.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/23/2018-18036/amendment-of-class-d-airspace-and-class-e-airspace-wrightstown-njThis action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on July 10, 2018, amending Class D and Class E airspace at McGuire Field (Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst), and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface by updating the name and geographic coordinates of Ocean County Airport (formerly Robert J. Miller Airpark, Toms River, NJ). The document incorrectly identified Wrightstown, PA in the title. This action corrects the error to Wrightstown, NJ.
2018-08-21Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.A. HelicoptersWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Leonardo S.p.A. (Type Certificate Previously Held by Finmeccanica S.p.A., AgustaWestland S.p.A.) Model AW109SP helicopters. This proposed AD would require inspecting and altering the rescue...2018-17903"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-21/pdf/2018-17903.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/21/2018-17903/airworthiness-directives-leonardo-spa-helicoptersWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Leonardo S.p.A. (Type Certificate Previously Held by Finmeccanica S.p.A., AgustaWestland S.p.A.) Model AW109SP helicopters. This proposed AD would require inspecting and altering the rescue hoist. This proposed AD is prompted by a report of a damaged hoist cable that detached after load application. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-21RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., AirplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-05-28, which applied to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. AD 2014-05-28 required revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable. This AD requires revising the...2018-17754"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-21/pdf/2018-17754.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/21/2018-17754/airworthiness-directives-bombardier-inc-airplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-05-28, which applied to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. AD 2014-05-28 required revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to include a revised task. This AD was prompted by a determination that the interval from Maintenance Review Board (MRB) task number 323100-202 should not be escalated, and that Certification Maintenance Requirements (CMR) task number 323100-102 should be applicable to all Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes, regardless of which main landing gear (MLG) up-lock assembly is installed. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-21RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbojet EnginesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-03-03 for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Viper Mk. 521, Viper Mk. 522, and Viper Mk. 601-22 turbojet engines. AD 2016-03-03 required reducing the life of certain critical parts. This AD requires reducing...2018-18021"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-21/pdf/2018-18021.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/21/2018-18021/airworthiness-directives-rolls-royce-plc-turbojet-enginesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-03-03 for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Viper Mk. 521, Viper Mk. 522, and Viper Mk. 601-22 turbojet engines. AD 2016-03-03 required reducing the life of certain critical parts. This AD requires reducing the life of certain critical parts and adds additional engine parts to the applicability. This AD was prompted by a determination made by RR that additional parts for the applicable RR Viper turbojet engine models are affected. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-21Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited HelicoptersWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (Bell) Model 206A, 206B, 206L, 206L-1, 206L-3, 206L-4, and 407 helicopters. This proposed AD would require inspecting and cleaning the oil supply...2018-17902"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-21/pdf/2018-17902.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/21/2018-17902/airworthiness-directives-bell-helicopter-textron-canada-limited-helicoptersWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (Bell) Model 206A, 206B, 206L, 206L-1, 206L-3, 206L-4, and 407 helicopters. This proposed AD would require inspecting and cleaning the oil supply restrictor (restrictor) to the freewheel assembly. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of a blocked oil line restrictor in the freewheel lubrication system. The proposed actions are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-21RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (Bell) HelicoptersWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-15-02 for Bell Model 212 and 412 helicopters. AD 2017-15-02 required replacing certain oil and fuel check valves and prohibited installing them on any helicopter. This AD retains the requirements of...2018-17905"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-21/pdf/2018-17905.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/21/2018-17905/airworthiness-directives-bell-helicopter-textron-inc-bell-helicoptersWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-15-02 for Bell Model 212 and 412 helicopters. AD 2017-15-02 required replacing certain oil and fuel check valves and prohibited installing them on any helicopter. This AD retains the requirements of AD 2017-15-02 and adds certain model helicopters to the applicability. This AD was prompted by the discovery of an error in the affected models. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-20RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-15-17, which applied to certain Airbus Model A300 B4-600R series airplanes, Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes, and Model A300 F4-600R series airplanes. AD 2017-15-17 required an inspection of...2018-17752"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-20/pdf/2018-17752.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/20/2018-17752/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-15-17, which applied to certain Airbus Model A300 B4-600R series airplanes, Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes, and Model A300 F4-600R series airplanes. AD 2017-15-17 required an inspection of the lower area of a certain frame (FR) radius for cracking, and corrective action if necessary. This AD requires new repetitive inspections of the forward fitting lower radius of a certain frame for cracking, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD was prompted by a determination that repetitive inspections and applicable corrective actions are necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-20RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class E Airspace; New Castle, INThis action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at New Castle-Henry County Municipal Airport, New Castle, IN. This action is the result of an airspace review due to the decommissioning of the Richmond VHF...2018-17819"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-20/pdf/2018-17819.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/20/2018-17819/amendment-of-class-e-airspace-new-castle-inThis action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at New Castle-Henry County Municipal Airport, New Castle, IN. This action is the result of an airspace review due to the decommissioning of the Richmond VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of the airport are also updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
2018-08-20RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentEstablishment of Class E Airspace, Creswell, ORThis action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Hobby Field, Creswell, OR, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) procedures at this airport, for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR)...2018-17821"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-20/pdf/2018-17821.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/20/2018-17821/establishment-of-class-e-airspace-creswell-orThis action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Hobby Field, Creswell, OR, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) procedures at this airport, for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations.
2018-08-17RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentStandard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous AmendmentsThis rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of...2018-17616"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-17/pdf/2018-17616.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/17/2018-17616/standard-instrument-approach-procedures-and-takeoff-minimums-and-obstacle-departure-proceduresThis rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
2018-08-17RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Multiple Restricted Area Boundary Descriptions; FloridaThis action makes minor adjustments to the boundary descriptions of restricted areas R-2905A and R-2905B, Tyndall AFB, FL; R-2914B, and R-2919B, Valparaiso, FL; R-2915A and R-2915C, Eglin AFB, FL. The changes are needed because the FAA has adopted...2018-17766"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-17/pdf/2018-17766.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/17/2018-17766/amendment-of-multiple-restricted-area-boundary-descriptions-floridaThis action makes minor adjustments to the boundary descriptions of restricted areas R-2905A and R-2905B, Tyndall AFB, FL; R-2914B, and R-2919B, Valparaiso, FL; R-2915A and R-2915C, Eglin AFB, FL. The changes are needed because the FAA has adopted updated digital data that more precisely define maritime limits and other geophysical features used in the boundary descriptions. This requires minor changes to certain latitude/longitude points in the boundary descriptions of the above restricted areas in order to match the updated data and ensure accurate boundary depiction on aeronautical charts.
2018-08-17Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-18, V-102, and V-278 in the Vicinity of Guthrie, TXThis action proposes to amend VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-18, V-102, and V-278 in the vicinity of Guthrie, TX. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the Guthrie, TX, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation...2018-17767"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-17/pdf/2018-17767.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/17/2018-17767/proposed-amendment-of-vor-federal-airways-v-18-v-102-and-v-278-in-the-vicinity-of-guthrie-txThis action proposes to amend VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-18, V-102, and V-278 in the vicinity of Guthrie, TX. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the Guthrie, TX, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) routes. The Guthrie VORTAC is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
2018-08-17RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentStandard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous AmendmentsThis rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because...2018-17619"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-17/pdf/2018-17619.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/17/2018-17619/standard-instrument-approach-procedures-and-takeoff-minimums-and-obstacle-departure-proceduresThis rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
2018-08-17RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional AirplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-24-01, which applied to certain ATR--GIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR42-500 airplanes and Model ATR72-212A airplanes. AD 2017-24-01 required an inspection for routing attachments of...2018-17661"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-17/pdf/2018-17661.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/17/2018-17661/airworthiness-directives-atr-gie-avions-de-transport-rgional-airplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-24-01, which applied to certain ATR--GIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR42-500 airplanes and Model ATR72-212A airplanes. AD 2017-24-01 required an inspection for routing attachments of electrical harness bundles and for wire damage, and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD adds additional airplanes to the applicability. This AD was prompted by a determination that additional airplanes are affected by the unsafe condition. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-17RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that the retraction actuator eye-end of a Goodrich main landing gear (MLG) failed. This AD...2018-17624"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-17/pdf/2018-17624.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/17/2018-17624/airworthiness-directives-fokker-services-bv-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that the retraction actuator eye-end of a Goodrich main landing gear (MLG) failed. This AD requires a one-time general visual inspection of the left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) MLG retraction actuators and replacement if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-17RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Corporation EnginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Corporation (RRC) AE 2100D2A and AE 2100D3 model turboprop engines and AE 3007A2 model turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by the possibility of a low-cycle fatigue failure...2018-17704"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-17/pdf/2018-17704.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/17/2018-17704/airworthiness-directives-rolls-royce-corporation-enginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Corporation (RRC) AE 2100D2A and AE 2100D3 model turboprop engines and AE 3007A2 model turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by the possibility of a low-cycle fatigue failure on certain turbine wheels. This AD requires removing the affected turbine wheels at the next engine shop visit or before reaching the new reduced life limit, whichever occurs first, and replacing them with parts eligible for installation. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-16Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe propose to adopt an airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 757-200 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of uncommanded movement of the captain's and first officer's seats. This proposed AD would require,...2018-17621"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-16/pdf/2018-17621.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/16/2018-17621/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanesWe propose to adopt an airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 757-200 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of uncommanded movement of the captain's and first officer's seats. This proposed AD would require, for the captain's and first officer's seats, repetitive horizontal actuator identifications, repetitive checks of the horizontal movement system (HMS), a detailed inspection of the HMS, as applicable, and applicable on-condition actions. This proposed AD would also require a general visual inspection to determine seat part numbers of the captain's and first officer's seats, a cable adjustment check on seats with certain seat part numbers, and applicable on-condition actions. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-16RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; B/E Aerospace Fischer GmbH Attendant Seats and Pilot SeatsWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain B/E Aerospace Fischer GmbH Attendant Seats NG and Pilot Seats 120/335. This AD requires removing and replacing the energy absorber (EA) assemblies on affected pilot seats and the removing...2018-17648"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-16/pdf/2018-17648.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/16/2018-17648/airworthiness-directives-be-aerospace-fischer-gmbh-attendant-seats-and-pilot-seatsWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain B/E Aerospace Fischer GmbH Attendant Seats NG and Pilot Seats 120/335. This AD requires removing and replacing the energy absorber (EA) assemblies on affected pilot seats and the removing and replacing affected attendant seats. This AD was prompted by the discovery that rivets with insufficient strength were used during the manufacture of EA assemblies installed on certain seats. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-16RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Chicago Class B and Chicago Class C Airspace; Chicago, ILThis action amends the Chicago, IL, Class B airspace area description by changing references for defining the center point of the Chicago Class B airspace from the Chicago O'Hare VHF Omnidirectional Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) to...2018-17596"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-16/pdf/2018-17596.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/16/2018-17596/amendment-of-chicago-class-b-and-chicago-class-c-airspace-chicago-ilThis action amends the Chicago, IL, Class B airspace area description by changing references for defining the center point of the Chicago Class B airspace from the Chicago O'Hare VHF Omnidirectional Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) to ``Point of Origin.'' The ``Point of Origin'' uses the same geographic coordinates as the Chicago O'Hare VOR/DME location. This action also amends the Chicago Midway Airport, IL, Class C airspace description by changing the reference for defining a portion of the Class C airspace boundary from using the Chicago O'Hare VOR/DME to using the geographic coordinates of the Chicago O'Hare VOR/DME instead. The FAA is taking this action due to the planned decommissioning of the Chicago O'Hare VOR/DME. Additionally, the Chicago Class B and Chicago Midway Airport Class C airspace descriptions are edited further to reflect the Chicago Midway International Airport name change to match the current information in the FAA's aeronautical database, and the Chicago Midway Airport Class C airspace designation is amended to remove the airport name from the airspace designation to comply with FAA regulatory guidance. These changes are editorial only and do not alter the current charted boundaries, altitudes, or ATC procedures for the Chicago Class B or the Chicago Midway International Airport Class C airspace areas.
2018-08-16Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a review of the Airbus A350 structure design principles database for type definition that revealed that the...2018-17646"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-16/pdf/2018-17646.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/16/2018-17646/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a review of the Airbus A350 structure design principles database for type definition that revealed that the balancer fitting part, installed on the tail cone, on a certain frame (FR) has several corrosion-resistant stainless steel nuts that do not meet the requirements for protection against corrosion. This proposed AD would require application of a new additional overcoat sealant and elastic varnish on the affected nuts and fasteners. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-16Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by in-service findings that a cotter pin at the main fitting joint of the nose landing gear...2018-17622"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-16/pdf/2018-17622.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/16/2018-17622/airworthiness-directives-bombardier-inc-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by in-service findings that a cotter pin at the main fitting joint of the nose landing gear (NLG) retraction actuator to the NLG strut showed evidence of shearing after a NLG retraction-extension cycling. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, a general visual inspection for damage of a certain cotter pin present on certain configurations of the NLG strut assembly and for the modification number shown on the identification plate for the NLG strut, and modification of the NLG retraction actuator hardware on any damaged NLG strut assembly. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-15RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-1A11 (600), CL-600-2A12 (601), and CL- 600-2B16 (601-3A, 601-3R, and 604 Variants) airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that the safe life...2018-17483"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-15/pdf/2018-17483.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/15/2018-17483/airworthiness-directives-bombardier-inc-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-1A11 (600), CL-600-2A12 (601), and CL- 600-2B16 (601-3A, 601-3R, and 604 Variants) airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that the safe life limits of the horizontal stabilizer trim actuator (HSTA) attachment pins and trunnions were not listed in certain airworthiness limitations (AWLs) and that the HSTA attachment pins and trunnions were not serialized. This AD requires revision of the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to include the latest revision of the AWLs, serialization of the HSTA attachment pins and trunnions, and repair or replacement of damaged HSTA attachment pins and trunnions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-15RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of failures of the lip heater assemblies of the inlet ice protection system of the cabin air compressor...2018-17481"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-15/pdf/2018-17481.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/15/2018-17481/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of failures of the lip heater assemblies of the inlet ice protection system of the cabin air compressor (CAC) due to chafing. This AD requires changing the airplane electrical connectors and the routes of certain wire bundles, and installing new or modified left and right CAC inlet duct assemblies. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-15RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that electro-hydrostatic actuators (EHAs), installed on the inboard ailerons, elevators, and rudder, had degraded...2018-17482"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-15/pdf/2018-17482.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/15/2018-17482/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that electro-hydrostatic actuators (EHAs), installed on the inboard ailerons, elevators, and rudder, had degraded insulation resistance in the direct drive solenoid valve (DDSOV), due to incorrect sealing application. This AD requires a check of the insulation resistance of the DDSOV of each affected EHA and applicable corrective actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-14Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan EnginesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-03- 02, which applies to certain Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211 Trent 768-60, 772-60, and 772B-60 turbofan engines. AD 2017-03-02 requires initial and repetitive ultrasonic inspections (UIs) of the...2018-17405"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-14/pdf/2018-17405.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/14/2018-17405/airworthiness-directives-rolls-royce-plc-turbofan-enginesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-03- 02, which applies to certain Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211 Trent 768-60, 772-60, and 772B-60 turbofan engines. AD 2017-03-02 requires initial and repetitive ultrasonic inspections (UIs) of the affected low- pressure (LP) compressor blades. Since we issued AD 2017-03-02, RR issued revised service information to reduce the inspection threshold for UIs of the affected blades. This proposed AD would retain the UIs in AD 2017-03-02 while reducing the inspection threshold. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-14Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracks in the skin and a certain chord at three...2018-17323"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-14/pdf/2018-17323.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/14/2018-17323/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracks in the skin and a certain chord at three fastener locations common to the drag link assembly at the chord. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the skin under the drag link assembly for any cracks, and applicable on-condition actions. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-13RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Various Model 234 and Model CH-47D HelicoptersWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for various Model 234 and Model CH-47D helicopters. This AD requires inspections of the pitch housing and revising the pitch housing retirement life. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking in the...2018-17112"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-13/pdf/2018-17112.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/13/2018-17112/airworthiness-directives-various-model-234-and-model-ch-47d-helicoptersWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for various Model 234 and Model CH-47D helicopters. This AD requires inspections of the pitch housing and revising the pitch housing retirement life. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking in the pitch housing lugs. The actions of this AD are intended to detect and prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-13Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports that certain T-unions with an integral filter in the landing gear hydraulic control system disconnected...2018-17322"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-13/pdf/2018-17322.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/13/2018-17322/airworthiness-directives-fokker-services-bv-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports that certain T-unions with an integral filter in the landing gear hydraulic control system disconnected from their housing and, in some cases, migrated. This proposed AD would require replacing certain T-unions with an integral filter with T-unions without an integral filter. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Biloxi, MS, and Gulfport, MSThis action amends Class D airspace, and Class E surface airspace, in addition to removing the NOTAM part-time status from Class E airspace designated as an extension, and amending Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at...2018-17088"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-10/pdf/2018-17088.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/10/2018-17088/amendment-of-class-d-and-class-e-airspace-biloxi-ms-and-gulfport-msThis action amends Class D airspace, and Class E surface airspace, in addition to removing the NOTAM part-time status from Class E airspace designated as an extension, and amending Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Keesler Air Force Base (AFB), Biloxi, MS, and Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, (formerly Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport), Gulfport, MS. The geographic coordinates for these airports and the Keesler TACAN navigation aid are adjusted in the associated Class D and E airspace to match the FAA's aeronautical database. Also, this action replaces the outdated term ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement'' in the Class D and Class E surface area legal descriptions. This action enhances the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports.
2018-08-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentRevocation of Class E Airspace; St Marys, GAThis action removes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at St Marys, GA, because St Marys Airport has closed, and controlled airspace is no longer required at this location.2018-17089"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-10/pdf/2018-17089.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/10/2018-17089/revocation-of-class-e-airspace-st-marys-gaThis action removes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at St Marys, GA, because St Marys Airport has closed, and controlled airspace is no longer required at this location.
2018-08-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class E Airspace; Lansing, MIThis action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Capital Region International Airport, Lansing, MI. This action is the result of an airspace review due to the decommissioning of the Lansing VHF omnidirectional...2018-17100"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-10/pdf/2018-17100.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/10/2018-17100/amendment-of-class-e-airspace-lansing-miThis action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Capital Region International Airport, Lansing, MI. This action is the result of an airspace review due to the decommissioning of the Lansing VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates and name of the airport are also updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. An editorial change is also made to the airspace legal designation by removing the city from the airport name.
2018-08-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A318, A319, and A320 series airplanes, and Model A321- 111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, -232, -251N, -253N, and -271N airplanes. This AD was prompted by a revision...2018-16735"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-10/pdf/2018-16735.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/10/2018-16735/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A318, A319, and A320 series airplanes, and Model A321- 111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, -232, -251N, -253N, and -271N airplanes. This AD was prompted by a revision of an airworthiness limitations document that specifies more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate the specified maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-10Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations are necessary....2018-16573"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-10/pdf/2018-16573.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/10/2018-16573/airworthiness-directives-dassault-aviation-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new and more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations for airplane structures and systems. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-10Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A330-200 Freighter, A330-200, and A330-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a revision of a certain airworthiness limitations item (ALI) document,...2018-16501"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-10/pdf/2018-16501.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/10/2018-16501/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A330-200 Freighter, A330-200, and A330-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a revision of a certain airworthiness limitations item (ALI) document, which specifies new or more restrictive maintenance instructions and airworthiness limitations, and a determination that those maintenance instructions and airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or revised maintenance instructions and airworthiness limitations. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-10Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model Falcon 10 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations are necessary....2018-16498"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-10/pdf/2018-16498.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/10/2018-16498/airworthiness-directives-dassault-aviation-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model Falcon 10 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentEstablishment of Class E Airspace; Freeport, PAThis action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in Freeport, PA, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures serving McVille Airport....2018-17099"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-10/pdf/2018-17099.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/10/2018-17099/establishment-of-class-e-airspace-freeport-paThis action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in Freeport, PA, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures serving McVille Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
2018-08-10Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model FAN JET FALCON, and FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination of the need for a revision to the...2018-16732"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-10/pdf/2018-16732.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/10/2018-16732/airworthiness-directives-dassault-aviation-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model FAN JET FALCON, and FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination of the need for a revision to the airplane airworthiness limitations to introduce changes to the maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new airworthiness limitations and maintenance requirements. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-09Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Knoxville, TN; and Establishment of Class E Airspace, Madisonville, TNThis supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking proposes to move Monroe County Airport, Madisonville, TN, associated with the Knoxville, TN, McGhee-Tyson Airport, and establish it as stand-alone airspace with its own designation. This proposal is...2018-16865"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-09/pdf/2018-16865.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/09/2018-16865/proposed-amendment-of-class-e-airspace-knoxville-tn-and-establishment-of-class-e-airspaceThis supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking proposes to move Monroe County Airport, Madisonville, TN, associated with the Knoxville, TN, McGhee-Tyson Airport, and establish it as stand-alone airspace with its own designation. This proposal is necessary to further the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
2018-08-09Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A321-111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that during removal of left-hand (LH) gear rib 5, four...2018-16733"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-09/pdf/2018-16733.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/09/2018-16733/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A321-111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that during removal of left-hand (LH) gear rib 5, four failed fasteners were discovered. This proposed AD would require a one-time ultrasonic inspection of the LH and right-hand (RH) wing rib 5-to-rear spar attachments for cracked or failed fasteners, and if necessary, a detailed inspection of the gear rib 5 and spar web for cracks and damage, a rotating probe test of the gear rib and spar web bolt holes for cracks and damage, reaming the gear rib and the spar web bolt holes, and replacement of cracked or failed fasteners. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-09RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A318-111 and -112 airplanes, Model A319-111, -112, - 113, -114, and -115 airplanes, Model A320-211, -212, -214, and -216 airplanes, and Model A321-111, -112, -211, -212, and...2018-16504"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-09/pdf/2018-16504.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/09/2018-16504/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A318-111 and -112 airplanes, Model A319-111, -112, - 113, -114, and -115 airplanes, Model A320-211, -212, -214, and -216 airplanes, and Model A321-111, -112, -211, -212, and -213 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of a production quality deficiency on the inner retainer installed on link assemblies of the aft engine mount, which could result in failure of the retainer. This AD requires modifying and re-identifying the aft engine mount assemblies. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-09Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Augusta, GA, and Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace, Waynesboro, GAThis action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in Augusta, GA, by recognizing the name change of Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field (formerly Augusta Regional at Bush Field Airport); removing Burke...2018-16869"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-09/pdf/2018-16869.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/09/2018-16869/proposed-amendment-of-class-e-airspace-augusta-ga-and-proposed-establishment-of-class-e-airspaceThis action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in Augusta, GA, by recognizing the name change of Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field (formerly Augusta Regional at Bush Field Airport); removing Burke County Airport and Millen Airport from the airspace designation and establishing these two airports under Waynesboro, GA, designation; and updating the geographic coordinates of Daniel Field, Augusta, GA, and Millen Airport, Waynesboro, GA. This action would accommodate airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of the Millen non- directional radio beacon (NDB) and cancellation of the NDB approach at Millen Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports.
2018-08-09Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan EnginesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Trent 1000-A2, Trent 1000-C2, Trent 1000-D2, Trent 1000-E2, Trent 1000-G2, Trent 1000-H2, Trent 1000-J2, Trent 1000-K2, and Trent 1000-L2 turbofan engine models. This...2018-16649"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-09/pdf/2018-16649.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/09/2018-16649/airworthiness-directives-rolls-royce-plc-turbofan-enginesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Trent 1000-A2, Trent 1000-C2, Trent 1000-D2, Trent 1000-E2, Trent 1000-G2, Trent 1000-H2, Trent 1000-J2, Trent 1000-K2, and Trent 1000-L2 turbofan engine models. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of intermediate-pressure compressor (IPC) rotor seal failures. This proposed AD would require initial and repetitive on-wing borescope inspections (BSI) of affected IPC rotor seals, and removing any cracked parts from service. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-09Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus HelicoptersWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model EC225LP helicopters. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of each life raft inflation cylinder percussion system bellcrank (bellcrank). This proposed...2018-16638"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-09/pdf/2018-16638.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/09/2018-16638/airworthiness-directives-airbus-helicoptersWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model EC225LP helicopters. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of each life raft inflation cylinder percussion system bellcrank (bellcrank). This proposed AD is prompted by reports of jammed bellcranks. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-08RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-100, -100B, -100B SUD, -200B, -200C, - 200F, -300, -400, -400D, 747SP, and 747SR, and 747-8 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports indicating that...2018-16509"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-08/pdf/2018-16509.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/08/2018-16509/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-100, -100B, -100B SUD, -200B, -200C, - 200F, -300, -400, -400D, 747SP, and 747SR, and 747-8 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports indicating that additional areas of Boeing Material Specification (BMS) 8-39 flexible urethane foam were found during an inspection required by a related AD. This AD requires inspecting for BMS 8-39 flexible urethane foam insulation in the floor panel assemblies and the power drive unit (PDU) cover assemblies, doing applicable on-condition actions, modifying certain dripshields, and replacing BMS 8-39 foam strips on certain dripshields with BMS 8-371 foam strips. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-08Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters (Previously Eurocopter France)We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-25- 19 for Airbus Helicopters (previously Eurocopter France) Model AS350B3 and EC130B4 helicopters. AD 2016-25-19 requires inspecting the pilot's and co-pilot's throttle twist for proper...2018-16494"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-08/pdf/2018-16494.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/08/2018-16494/airworthiness-directives-airbus-helicopters-previously-eurocopter-franceWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-25- 19 for Airbus Helicopters (previously Eurocopter France) Model AS350B3 and EC130B4 helicopters. AD 2016-25-19 requires inspecting the pilot's and co-pilot's throttle twist for proper operation. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2016-25-19 and add certain model helicopters to the applicability. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address the unsafe condition on these helicopters.
2018-08-08RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A319-133 airplanes and Model A321-232 airplanes. This AD requires modification and re-identification, or replacement, of certain engine fan cowl doors (FCDs) and installation...2018-16576"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-08/pdf/2018-16576.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/08/2018-16576/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A319-133 airplanes and Model A321-232 airplanes. This AD requires modification and re-identification, or replacement, of certain engine fan cowl doors (FCDs) and installation of a placard in the flight deck. This AD was prompted by reports of in-service engine FCD losses, and the development of a new FCD front latch and keeper assembly that addresses this unsafe condition. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-08RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A319 and A320 series airplanes; and A321-111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of battery retaining rod failures due to...2018-16736"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-08/pdf/2018-16736.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/08/2018-16736/airworthiness-directives-airbus-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A319 and A320 series airplanes; and A321-111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of battery retaining rod failures due to quality defects of the material used during parts manufacturing. This AD requires a detailed inspection of the battery support assemblies to identify the battery retaining rod manufacturer, replacement of the battery retaining rods with serviceable battery retaining rods if necessary, and the addition of the applicable service information label on each battery retaining rod if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-08Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited HelicoptersWe propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2015-22- 02 for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (Bell) Model 429 helicopters. AD 2015-22-02 requires inspecting the tail rotor (TR) pitch link assemblies. This proposed AD would retain the...2018-16637"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-08/pdf/2018-16637.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/08/2018-16637/airworthiness-directives-bell-helicopter-textron-canada-limited-helicoptersWe propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2015-22- 02 for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (Bell) Model 429 helicopters. AD 2015-22-02 requires inspecting the tail rotor (TR) pitch link assemblies. This proposed AD would retain the inspections of AD 2015-22-02 and would require replacing certain pitch link bearings. Since we issued AD 2015-22-02, Bell has introduced a new design bearing. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-08RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A., Turboshaft EnginesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-03-11 for all Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A., Arriel 2B and 2B1 turboshaft engines. AD 2012-03-11 required checking the transmissible torque between the low-pressure (LP) pump impeller and the...2018-16652"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-08/pdf/2018-16652.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/08/2018-16652/airworthiness-directives-safran-helicopter-engines-sa-turboshaft-enginesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-03-11 for all Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A., Arriel 2B and 2B1 turboshaft engines. AD 2012-03-11 required checking the transmissible torque between the low-pressure (LP) pump impeller and the high-pressure (HP) pump shaft on the HP/LP pump and metering valve assembly, hereafter referred to as the hydro-mechanical metering unit (HMU). Since we issued AD 2012-03-11, the manufacturer determined that incorporating Modification TU 178 is a more effective method to reduce the risk of uncoupling between the LP fuel pump impeller and the HP fuel pump shaft than the prior Modification TU 147. This AD requires inspection and possible replacement of the HMU. This AD was prompted by three cases of uncoupling of the HMU LP fuel pump impeller and the HP fuel pump shaft since AD 2012-03-11 was issued. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-07RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Honda Aircraft Company LLC AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Honda Aircraft Company LLC Model HA-420 airplanes. This AD requires incorporating new and revised airworthiness limitations into the airplane's maintenance program. This AD was prompted by...2018-15978"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-07/pdf/2018-15978.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/07/2018-15978/airworthiness-directives-honda-aircraft-company-llc-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Honda Aircraft Company LLC Model HA-420 airplanes. This AD requires incorporating new and revised airworthiness limitations into the airplane's maintenance program. This AD was prompted by a report that several maintenance tasks were omitted from the airworthiness limitations section of the Honda Aircraft Company, Inc. Model HA-420 Airworthiness Limitation and Inspection Manual (ALIM). We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-06RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 757 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of bolt rotation in the engine drag fitting joint and fasteners heads; an inspection of the fastener holes revealed...2018-16499"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-06/pdf/2018-16499.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/06/2018-16499/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 757 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of bolt rotation in the engine drag fitting joint and fasteners heads; an inspection of the fastener holes revealed that cracks were found in the skin on two airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections for skin cracking and shim migration at the upper link drag fittings, diagonal brace cracking, and fastener looseness; and applicable on- condition actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-06RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model DC-9-81 (MD-81), DC-9-82 (MD-82), DC-9-83 (MD-83), and DC-9-87 (MD-87) airplanes, Model MD-88 airplanes, and Model MD-90- 30 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report...2018-16320"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-06/pdf/2018-16320.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/06/2018-16320/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model DC-9-81 (MD-81), DC-9-82 (MD-82), DC-9-83 (MD-83), and DC-9-87 (MD-87) airplanes, Model MD-88 airplanes, and Model MD-90- 30 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of loss of airspeed indication due to icing. This AD requires modifying the air data heat (ADH) system. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-06RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by report indicating that cracks were found on the fuselage frame webs at stations...2018-16479"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-06/pdf/2018-16479.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/06/2018-16479/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by report indicating that cracks were found on the fuselage frame webs at stations forward and aft of the overwing emergency exits between stringer-7 (S-7) and S-8. This AD requires repetitive high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections for cracking of the fuselage frame webs at certain stations between S-7 and S-8 and applicable on-condition actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-06RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Columbus, NEThis action modifies Class E airspace designated as a surface area and makes the airspace full-time and removes the airspace part- time status and language from the airspace legal description, amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet...2018-16679"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-06/pdf/2018-16679.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/06/2018-16679/amendment-and-establishment-of-class-e-airspace-columbus-neThis action modifies Class E airspace designated as a surface area and makes the airspace full-time and removes the airspace part- time status and language from the airspace legal description, amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and establishes Class E airspace designated as an extension to the Class E surface area at Columbus Municipal Airport, Columbus, NE. This action is at the request of Minneapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) and the result of an FAA airspace review. Additionally, the geographic coordinates of the airport are updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. This action is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
2018-08-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.A. Helicopters (Type Certificate Previously Held By Finmeccanica S.p.A., AgustaWestland S.p.A)We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Leonardo S.p.A. (Leonardo) Model A109E, A109S, and AW109SP helicopters with an oil cooler fan assembly (fan assembly) installed. This AD requires inspecting each oil cooler system pulley assembly...2018-16496"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-03/pdf/2018-16496.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/03/2018-16496/airworthiness-directives-leonardo-spa-helicopters-type-certificate-previously-held-by-finmeccanicaWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Leonardo S.p.A. (Leonardo) Model A109E, A109S, and AW109SP helicopters with an oil cooler fan assembly (fan assembly) installed. This AD requires inspecting each oil cooler system pulley assembly (pulley assembly) bearing and replacing each fan assembly. This AD is prompted by reports of degraded pulley assembly bearings. The actions of this AD are intended to correct an unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-03Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-22- 07, which applies to certain Airbus Model A319 series airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and Model A321- 111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232...2018-16497"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-03/pdf/2018-16497.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/03/2018-16497/airworthiness-directives-airbus-airplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-22- 07, which applies to certain Airbus Model A319 series airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and Model A321- 111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. AD 2017- 22-07 requires repetitive inspections of the frame forks, and corrective actions if necessary. AD 2017-22-07 also includes optional modifications that constitute terminating action. Since we issued AD 2017-22-07, an evaluation was done by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the frame forks and outer skin on the forward and aft cargo compartment doors are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD), and a determination was made that a modification of the frame forks must be accomplished. This proposed AD would require modifying certain forward and aft cargo compartment doors, and related investigative and corrective actions. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-03Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 747-8 and 747-8F series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of damaged vapor seals, block seals, and heat shield seals on the outboard pylons...2018-16575"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-03/pdf/2018-16575.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/03/2018-16575/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 747-8 and 747-8F series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of damaged vapor seals, block seals, and heat shield seals on the outboard pylons between the engine strut and aft fairing. This proposed AD would require installing new aft fairing vapor seals, heatshield seals, heatshield seal retainers, block seals and outboard lateral restraint access panels. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class D and Class E Airspace for the Following Pennsylvania Towns; Lancaster, PA; Reading, PA; and Williamsport, PAThis action amends Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D airspace by removing the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status at Lancaster Airport, Lancaster, PA; Reading Regional Airport/ Carl A. Spaatz Field, Reading, PA; and...2018-16607"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-03/pdf/2018-16607.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/03/2018-16607/amendment-of-class-d-and-class-e-airspace-for-the-following-pennsylvania-towns-lancaster-pa-readingThis action amends Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D airspace by removing the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status at Lancaster Airport, Lancaster, PA; Reading Regional Airport/ Carl A. Spaatz Field, Reading, PA; and Williamsport Regional Airport, Williamsport, PA. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of these airports and the Picture Rocks navigation aid listed in the associated Class D and E airspace. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. Also, this action replaces the outdated term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the associated Class D and E legal descriptions.
2018-08-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentSpecial Conditions: Cirrus Design Corporation; Model SF50 Airplane; Installation of Rechargeable Lithium BatteriesThese special conditions are issued for the Cirrus Design Corporation Model SF50 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the installation of a rechargeable lithium battery. The applicable airworthiness...2018-16609"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-03/pdf/2018-16609.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/03/2018-16609/special-conditions-cirrus-design-corporation-model-sf50-airplane-installation-of-rechargeableThese special conditions are issued for the Cirrus Design Corporation Model SF50 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the installation of a rechargeable lithium battery. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
2018-08-03Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-200 Freighter, -200 and -300 series airplanes; and Airbus SAS Model A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of...2018-16574"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-03/pdf/2018-16574.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/03/2018-16574/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-200 Freighter, -200 and -300 series airplanes; and Airbus SAS Model A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of depressurization of hydraulic reservoirs caused by air leakage from the pressure relief valve (PRV) of the hydraulic reservoir (HR) due to the extrusion of the O-ring seal from certain HR PRVs. This proposed AD would require identifying the part number of the HR, and replacing and re-identifying affected HR PRVs. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-03Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Cambridge, MDThis action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Cambridge-Dorchester Regional Airport, Cambridge, MD, to accommodate airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of the Cambridge non-directional...2018-16606"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-03/pdf/2018-16606.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/03/2018-16606/proposed-amendment-of-class-e-airspace-cambridge-mdThis action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Cambridge-Dorchester Regional Airport, Cambridge, MD, to accommodate airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of the Cambridge non-directional radio beacon and cancellation of the NDB approach. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport. This action also would update the airport name and geographic coordinates of this airport.
2018-08-03Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan EnginesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain General Electric Company (GE) GEnx-2B67, -2B67B, and -2B67/P turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by low-cycle fatigue (LCF) cracking of the fuel manifold leading to an...2018-16515"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-03/pdf/2018-16515.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/03/2018-16515/airworthiness-directives-general-electric-company-turbofan-enginesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain General Electric Company (GE) GEnx-2B67, -2B67B, and -2B67/P turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by low-cycle fatigue (LCF) cracking of the fuel manifold leading to an engine fire. This proposed AD would require removal from service of certain fuel manifolds at the next engine shop visit and their replacement with parts eligible for installation. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-02Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Modification of Class E Airspace for the Following Alaska Towns; Barrow, AK; Chevak, AK; Clarks Point, AK; Elim, AK; and Golovin, AKThis action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface in Alaska at Wiley Post/Will Rogers Memorial Airport, Barrow; Chevak Airport; Clarks Point Airport; Elim Airport; and Golovin Airport. This proposal...2018-16482"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-02/pdf/2018-16482.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/02/2018-16482/proposed-modification-of-class-e-airspace-for-the-following-alaska-towns-barrow-ak-chevak-ak-clarksThis action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface in Alaska at Wiley Post/Will Rogers Memorial Airport, Barrow; Chevak Airport; Clarks Point Airport; Elim Airport; and Golovin Airport. This proposal would add exclusionary language to the legal descriptions of these airports to exclude Class E airspace extending beyond 12 miles from the shoreline, and would ensure the safety and management of aircraft within the National Airspace System. Also, an editorial change would be made in the associated airspace designation for Chevak Airport.
2018-08-02Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Modification of Class E Airspace for the Following Alaska Towns; St. Michael, AK; Shaktoolik, AK; and Tatitlek, AKThis action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at St. Michael Airport, AK; Shaktoolik Airport, AK; and Tatitlek Airport, AK. This proposal would add exclusionary language to the legal descriptions of...2018-16489"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-02/pdf/2018-16489.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/02/2018-16489/proposed-modification-of-class-e-airspace-for-the-following-alaska-towns-st-michael-ak-shaktoolik-akThis action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at St. Michael Airport, AK; Shaktoolik Airport, AK; and Tatitlek Airport, AK. This proposal would add exclusionary language to the legal descriptions of these airports to exclude Class E airspace extending beyond 12 miles from the shoreline, and would ensure the safety and management of aircraft within the National Airspace System.
2018-08-02Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Modification of Class E Airspace for the Following Alaska Towns; Toksook Bay, AK; Unalakleet, AK; Wainwright, AK; and Yakutat, AKThis action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Toksook Bay Airport, Toksook Bay, AK; Unalakleet Airport, Unalakleet, AK; Wainwright Airport, Wainwright, AK; and Yakutat Airport, Yakutat, AK. This...2018-16503"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-02/pdf/2018-16503.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/02/2018-16503/proposed-modification-of-class-e-airspace-for-the-following-alaska-towns-toksook-bay-ak-unalakleetThis action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Toksook Bay Airport, Toksook Bay, AK; Unalakleet Airport, Unalakleet, AK; Wainwright Airport, Wainwright, AK; and Yakutat Airport, Yakutat, AK. This proposal would add exclusionary language to the legal descriptions of these airports for Class E airspace extending beyond 12 miles from the shoreline, and would ensure the safety and management of aircraft within the National Airspace System.
2018-08-02Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Modification of Class E Airspace for the Following Alaska Towns; Nuiqsut, AK; Perryville, AK; Pilot Point, AK; and Point Lay, AKThis action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface in Alaska at Nuiqsut Airport; Oooguruk Island Heliport Nuiqsut; Pioneer Heliport, Nuiqsut; Perryville Airport; Pilot Point Airport; and Point Lay...2018-16480"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-02/pdf/2018-16480.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/02/2018-16480/proposed-modification-of-class-e-airspace-for-the-following-alaska-towns-nuiqsut-ak-perryville-akThis action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface in Alaska at Nuiqsut Airport; Oooguruk Island Heliport Nuiqsut; Pioneer Heliport, Nuiqsut; Perryville Airport; Pilot Point Airport; and Point Lay Airport. This proposal would add exclusionary language to the legal descriptions of these airports to exclude Class E airspace extending beyond 12 miles from the shoreline, and would ensure the safety and management of aircraft within the National Airspace System. Also, this action would remove the heliport name from the airspace designation of Oooguruk Island Heliport and Pioneer Heliport.
2018-08-02Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Models G-IV and GIV-X airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a revision to the airworthiness limitations section (ALS) of the aircraft maintenance...2018-16491"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-02/pdf/2018-16491.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/02/2018-16491/airworthiness-directives-gulfstream-aerospace-corporation-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Models G-IV and GIV-X airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a revision to the airworthiness limitations section (ALS) of the aircraft maintenance manual (AMM) based on fatigue and damage tolerance testing and updated analysis. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate updated inspection requirements and life limits that address fatigue cracking of principal structural elements (PSEs). We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-02Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by leakage of shrouded pipe T-boxes in the potable water system. This proposed AD would require replacement of the...2018-16488"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-02/pdf/2018-16488.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/02/2018-16488/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by leakage of shrouded pipe T-boxes in the potable water system. This proposed AD would require replacement of the affected potable water T-boxes and clamps with new parts. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-02Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.; Canadair Limited) AirplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-11- 03, which applies to certain Viking Air Limited Model CL-215-1A10 and CL-215-6B11 (CL-215T Variant) airplanes. AD 2013-11-03 requires repetitive detailed inspections for cracking of the...2018-16490"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-02/pdf/2018-16490.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/02/2018-16490/airworthiness-directives-viking-air-limited-type-certificate-previously-held-by-bombardier-incWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-11- 03, which applies to certain Viking Air Limited Model CL-215-1A10 and CL-215-6B11 (CL-215T Variant) airplanes. AD 2013-11-03 requires repetitive detailed inspections for cracking of the left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) wing lower skin, and repair if necessary. AD 2013-11-03 was prompted by reports of a fractured wing lower rear spar cap and reinforcing strap. Since we issued AD 2013-11-03, further analysis has indicated the need for repetitive eddy current and borescope inspections. This proposed AD would require repetitive borescope inspections of the LH and RH wing lower skin and repetitive eddy current inspections of the LH and RH wing front and rear lower spar caps. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-02Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. HelicoptersWe propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2015-04- 04 for Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Bell) Model 412 and 412EP helicopters. AD 2015-04-04 requires revising the Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM) and installing a placard to limit flights to...2018-16495"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-02/pdf/2018-16495.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/02/2018-16495/airworthiness-directives-bell-helicopter-textron-inc-helicoptersWe propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2015-04- 04 for Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Bell) Model 412 and 412EP helicopters. AD 2015-04-04 requires revising the Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM) and installing a placard to limit flights to visual flight rules (VFR) and prohibiting night operations because of failing inverters. This proposed AD would require replacing the inverters with a new inverter. The actions in this proposed AD are intended to correct an unsafe condition on these products.
2018-08-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class D Airspace; Erie, PAThis action amends the legal description of the Class D airspace at Erie International Airport/Tom Ridge Field, Erie, PA, by correcting a printing error in the latitude coordinate symbols for the airport. This action does not affect the boundaries or...2018-16362"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-01/pdf/2018-16362.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/01/2018-16362/amendment-of-class-d-airspace-erie-paThis action amends the legal description of the Class D airspace at Erie International Airport/Tom Ridge Field, Erie, PA, by correcting a printing error in the latitude coordinate symbols for the airport. This action does not affect the boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace.
2018-08-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class E Airspace; Lyons, KSThis action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Lyons-Rice Municipal Airport, Lyons, KS. This action is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Lyons non- directional radio beacon (NDB), and cancellation...2018-16363"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-01/pdf/2018-16363.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/01/2018-16363/amendment-of-class-e-airspace-lyons-ksThis action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Lyons-Rice Municipal Airport, Lyons, KS. This action is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Lyons non- directional radio beacon (NDB), and cancellation of the NDB approach, and would enhance the safety and management of standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport. Additionally, the geographic coordinates have been updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
2018-07-31RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentSpecial Conditions: Bombardier Inc., Model BD-700-2A12 and BD-700-2A13 Series Airplanes, Flight Envelope Protection: Pitch and Roll LimitingThese amended special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier), Model BD-700-2A12 and BD-700-2A13 series airplanes. These amended special conditions change paragraphs 2 and 3 of the special conditions section based on information from...2018-16360"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-31/pdf/2018-16360.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/31/2018-16360/special-conditions-bombardier-inc-model-bd-700-2a12-and-bd-700-2a13-series-airplanes-flight-envelopeThese amended special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier), Model BD-700-2A12 and BD-700-2A13 series airplanes. These amended special conditions change paragraphs 2 and 3 of the special conditions section based on information from Bombardier that makes changes to the novel or unusual design feature of this airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the applicable airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. This design feature is the fly-by-wire electronic flight-control system (EFCS) that will limit pitch and roll functions to prevent the airplane from attaining certain pitch attitudes and roll angles. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
2018-07-31RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan EnginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain General Electric Company (GE) GEnx-1B54, -1B58, -1B64, -1B67, -1B70, - 1B54/P1, -1B58/P1, -1B64/P1, -1B67/ P1, -1B70/P1, -1B54/P2, -1B58/P2, -1B64/P2, -1B67/P2, -1B70/P2, -1B70C/ P1,...2018-16309"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-31/pdf/2018-16309.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/31/2018-16309/airworthiness-directives-general-electric-company-turbofan-enginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain General Electric Company (GE) GEnx-1B54, -1B58, -1B64, -1B67, -1B70, - 1B54/P1, -1B58/P1, -1B64/P1, -1B67/ P1, -1B70/P1, -1B54/P2, -1B58/P2, -1B64/P2, -1B67/P2, -1B70/P2, -1B70C/ P1, -1B70/72/P1, -1B70/75/P1, -1B74/75/P1, -1B75/P1, -1B70C/P2, -1B70/ 72/P2, -1B70/75/P2, -1B74/75/P2, -1B75/P2, -1B76/P2, -1B76A/P2, -1B78/ P2, -2B67, -2B67B, and -2B67/P turbofan engines. This AD requires removal of affected high-pressure turbine (HPT) stator cases (HPT cases) from service and their replacement with a part eligible for installation. This AD was prompted by the discovery of a quality escape at a manufacturing facility. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class E Airspace; Memphis, TNThis action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Memphis International Airport, Memphis, TN. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Elvis non-directional radio beacon (NDB), and...2018-16142"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-30/pdf/2018-16142.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/30/2018-16142/amendment-of-class-e-airspace-memphis-tnThis action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Memphis International Airport, Memphis, TN. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Elvis non-directional radio beacon (NDB), and for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport. Olive Branch Airport, Olive Branch, MS, is removed from the airspace description to be reestablished in a separate rulemaking.
2018-07-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentStandard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous AmendmentsThis rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of...2018-16139"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-30/pdf/2018-16139.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/30/2018-16139/standard-instrument-approach-procedures-and-takeoff-minimums-and-obstacle-departure-proceduresThis rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
2018-07-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class D Airspace, Removal of Class E Airspace, and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Olive Branch, MSThis action amends Class D airspace, removes Class E airspace designated as an extension, and establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Olive Branch Airport, Olive Branch, MS. The Olive Branch...2018-16144"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-30/pdf/2018-16144.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/30/2018-16144/amendment-of-class-d-airspace-removal-of-class-e-airspace-and-establishment-of-class-e-airspaceThis action amends Class D airspace, removes Class E airspace designated as an extension, and establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Olive Branch Airport, Olive Branch, MS. The Olive Branch non-directional radio beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned, requiring the redesign of the airspace. This action, also replaces the outdated term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the Class D legal description.
2018-07-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentStandard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous AmendmentsThis rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because...2018-16140"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-30/pdf/2018-16140.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/30/2018-16140/standard-instrument-approach-procedures-and-takeoff-minimums-and-obstacle-departure-proceduresThis rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
2018-07-30Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Crystal Springs, MSThis action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Copiah County Airport, Crystal Springs, MS, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach...2018-16134"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-30/pdf/2018-16134.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/30/2018-16134/proposed-establishment-of-class-e-airspace-crystal-springs-msThis action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Copiah County Airport, Crystal Springs, MS, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures serving the airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
2018-07-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl Model P2006T airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to...2018-15981"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-30/pdf/2018-15981.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/30/2018-15981/airworthiness-directives-costruzioni-aeronautiche-tecnam-srl-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl Model P2006T airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as an incorrect part number for the rudder trim actuator is referenced in the Airworthiness Limitations section of the FAA-approved maintenance program (e.g., maintenance manual) and the life limit for that part may not be properly applied in service. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-27RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class E Airspace; Ionia, MIThis action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Ionia County Airport, Ionia, MI. This action as the result of an airspace review due to the decommissioning of the Lansing VHF omnidirectional range (VOR)...2018-16010"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-27/pdf/2018-16010.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/27/2018-16010/amendment-of-class-e-airspace-ionia-miThis action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Ionia County Airport, Ionia, MI. This action as the result of an airspace review due to the decommissioning of the Lansing VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of the airport are also updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
2018-07-27Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (Gulfstream) Models G-IV and GIV-X airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of disbonding and surface cracking of the composite aft pressure...2018-15964"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-27/pdf/2018-15964.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/27/2018-15964/airworthiness-directives-gulfstream-aerospace-corporation-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (Gulfstream) Models G-IV and GIV-X airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of disbonding and surface cracking of the composite aft pressure bulkhead. This proposed AD would require inspections of the forward and aft surfaces of the pressure bulkhead composite panels for damage and repair of any damage found. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-27RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentRevocation of Class E Airspace; Clarendon, TXThis action removes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Clarendon Municipal Airport, Clarendon, TX. This action is due to the cancellation of the instrument procedures at the airport making this airspace no longer...2018-16019"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-27/pdf/2018-16019.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/27/2018-16019/revocation-of-class-e-airspace-clarendon-txThis action removes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Clarendon Municipal Airport, Clarendon, TX. This action is due to the cancellation of the instrument procedures at the airport making this airspace no longer necessary.
2018-07-27RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class D and E Airspace; Kansas City, MO; and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Kansas City, MOThis action modifies Class D airspace at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, Kansas City, MO; removes Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D airspace at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport; and modifies Class E airspace extending...2018-16013"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-27/pdf/2018-16013.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/27/2018-16013/amendment-of-class-d-and-e-airspace-kansas-city-mo-and-revocation-of-class-e-airspace-kansas-city-moThis action modifies Class D airspace at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, Kansas City, MO; removes Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D airspace at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport; and modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Kansas City International Airport, Kansas City, MO, and Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. This action is required due to the decommissioning of the Riverside VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) facility, which provided navigation guidance for the instrument procedures to Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. The VOR has been decommissioned as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. Additionally, the geographic coordinates and airport name are being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. This action is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports.
2018-07-27RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and...2018-15980"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-27/pdf/2018-15980.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/27/2018-15980/airworthiness-directives-pacific-aerospace-limited-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as airplane sound insulation materials attached to the aft face of the firewall not complying with the applicable burn testing criteria for materials on the cabin side of the firewall. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-27Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Wooster, OHThis action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Wayne County Airport, Wooster, OH. The FAA is proposing this action as a result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Tiverton...2018-16012"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-27/pdf/2018-16012.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/27/2018-16012/proposed-amendment-of-class-e-airspace-wooster-ohThis action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Wayne County Airport, Wooster, OH. The FAA is proposing this action as a result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Tiverton VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
2018-07-26RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan EnginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all General Electric Company (GE) GEnx-1B engines. This AD was prompted by a report of a center vent tube (CVT) failure leading to a loss of oil pressure and subsequent in-flight engine shutdown....2018-15876"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-26/pdf/2018-15876.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/26/2018-15876/airworthiness-directives-general-electric-company-turbofan-enginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all General Electric Company (GE) GEnx-1B engines. This AD was prompted by a report of a center vent tube (CVT) failure leading to a loss of oil pressure and subsequent in-flight engine shutdown. This AD requires removal of an affected extension duct and replacing it with a part eligible for installation. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-25RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentSpecial Conditions: TCW Technologies, LLC; Piper Aircraft PA-32 Series Airplanes; Installation of Rechargeable Lithium BatteriesThese special conditions are issued for the Piper Aircraft Model PA-32-series airplanes. These airplanes, as modified by TCW Technologies, LLC, will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the installation of a rechargeable lithium...2018-15912"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-25/pdf/2018-15912.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/25/2018-15912/special-conditions-tcw-technologies-llc-piper-aircraft-pa-32-series-airplanes-installation-ofThese special conditions are issued for the Piper Aircraft Model PA-32-series airplanes. These airplanes, as modified by TCW Technologies, LLC, will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the installation of a rechargeable lithium battery. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
2018-07-24Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace, and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Honolulu, HIThis action proposes to modify Class D airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and establish Class E surface area airspace at Wheeler Army Airfield (AAF), Honolulu, HI. This action also would update the airport...2018-15738"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-24/pdf/2018-15738.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/24/2018-15738/proposed-amendment-of-class-d-and-class-e-airspace-and-establishment-of-class-e-airspace-honolulu-hiThis action proposes to modify Class D airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and establish Class E surface area airspace at Wheeler Army Airfield (AAF), Honolulu, HI. This action also would update the airport name and geographic coordinates in the associated Class D and E airspace areas to match the FAA's aeronautical database, and would replace outdated language in the airspace description. An editorial change to the airspace designations also would be made.
2018-07-23Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-102, -103, and -106 airplanes; Model DHC-8-200 series airplanes; and Model DHC-8-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that a...2018-15659"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-23/pdf/2018-15659.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/23/2018-15659/airworthiness-directives-bombardier-inc-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-102, -103, and -106 airplanes; Model DHC-8-200 series airplanes; and Model DHC-8-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that a certain modification to the auto relight system is incompatible with a certain beta lockout system modification and could result in de-activation of the auto ignition feature of the No. 2 engine. This proposed AD would require an inspection of the auto ignition system and applicable rectification. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-23RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan EnginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Trent 1000-A, Trent 1000-C, Trent 1000-D, Trent 1000-E, Trent 1000-G, Trent 1000-H, Trent 1000-A2, Trent 1000-C2, Trent 1000-D2, Trent 1000-E2, Trent 1000-G2, Trent...2018-15649"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-23/pdf/2018-15649.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/23/2018-15649/airworthiness-directives-rolls-royce-plc-turbofan-enginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Trent 1000-A, Trent 1000-C, Trent 1000-D, Trent 1000-E, Trent 1000-G, Trent 1000-H, Trent 1000-A2, Trent 1000-C2, Trent 1000-D2, Trent 1000-E2, Trent 1000-G2, Trent 1000-H2, Trent 1000-J2, Trent 1000-K2, and Trent 1000-L2 engine models. This AD requires certain engines susceptible to intermediate-pressure turbine (IPT) blade failure not be installed on an airplane together with other engines with IPT blades of the same age. This AD was prompted by new operating restrictions for engines with IPT blades susceptible to shank corrosion and possible blade separation. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-23RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentEstablishment of Restricted Areas R-5602A and R-5602B; Fort Sill, OKThis action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register of July 11, 2018, that establishes restricted areas R-5602A and R-5602B, over a portion of the Fort Sill, OK, R-5601 restricted area complex. The restricted areas using agency listed...2018-15737"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-23/pdf/2018-15737.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/23/2018-15737/establishment-of-restricted-areas-r-5602a-and-r-5602b-fort-sill-okThis action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register of July 11, 2018, that establishes restricted areas R-5602A and R-5602B, over a portion of the Fort Sill, OK, R-5601 restricted area complex. The restricted areas using agency listed in the rule is corrected to reflect the military unit responsible for ensuring the restricted areas are used for their designated purpose, scheduling the restricted areas, and coordinating the restricted area airspace use with the controlling agency.
2018-07-23RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for The Boeing Company Model 787 series airplanes powered by Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines. This AD was prompted by a report of failures of the inner fixed structure (IFS) forward upper fire seal and...2018-15535"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-23/pdf/2018-15535.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/23/2018-15535/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for The Boeing Company Model 787 series airplanes powered by Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines. This AD was prompted by a report of failures of the inner fixed structure (IFS) forward upper fire seal and damage to thermal insulation blankets in the forward upper area of the thrust reverser (TR). This AD requires an inspection to determine the part number of the IFS forward upper fire seal, and applicable on-condition actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-23Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentSecurity Threat Disqualification UpdateThe FAA proposes to amend and consolidate the security threat disqualification regulations. This proposed rule would outline the FAA actions on certificates or applications for certificates when the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) notifies...2018-15534"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-23/pdf/2018-15534.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/23/2018-15534/security-threat-disqualification-updateThe FAA proposes to amend and consolidate the security threat disqualification regulations. This proposed rule would outline the FAA actions on certificates or applications for certificates when the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) notifies the FAA that an individual poses a security threat.
2018-07-23RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A319-115, -132, and -133 airplanes; and Model A320- 214, -216, -232, -233, -251N, and -271N airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of safety pins that had been...2018-15658"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-23/pdf/2018-15658.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/23/2018-15658/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A319-115, -132, and -133 airplanes; and Model A320- 214, -216, -232, -233, -251N, and -271N airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of safety pins that had been installed on the inflation reservoirs of escape slides/slide rafts during production, but had not been removed. This AD requires inspecting each passenger escape slide/ slide raft to determine whether the safety pin is installed on the slide inflation reservoir, and removing any installed safety pin. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-23RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan EnginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Trent 1000-A, Trent 1000-C, Trent 1000-D, Trent 1000-E, Trent 1000-G, and Trent 1000-H turbofan engine models. This AD requires inspecting the intermediate-pressure...2018-15668"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-23/pdf/2018-15668.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/23/2018-15668/airworthiness-directives-rolls-royce-plc-turbofan-enginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Trent 1000-A, Trent 1000-C, Trent 1000-D, Trent 1000-E, Trent 1000-G, and Trent 1000-H turbofan engine models. This AD requires inspecting the intermediate-pressure compressor (IPC) stage 1 rotor blades, IPC stage 2 rotor blades, and IPC stage 2 dovetail posts, and removing any cracked parts from service. This AD was prompted by crack findings on the IPC rotor blades, which could lead to separations resulting in engine failures. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-19RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all ATR-GIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR72 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that more restrictive maintenance instructions and airworthiness limitations are...2018-14809"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-19/pdf/2018-14809.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/19/2018-14809/airworthiness-directives-atr-gie-avions-de-transport-rgional-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all ATR-GIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR72 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that more restrictive maintenance instructions and airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or revised maintenance instructions and airworthiness limitations. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-19RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318 series airplanes; Model A319 series airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, -214, -216, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and Model A321-111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231,...2018-14687"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-19/pdf/2018-14687.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/19/2018-14687/airworthiness-directives-airbus-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318 series airplanes; Model A319 series airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, -214, -216, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and Model A321-111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of early cracking on certain holes of the crossbeam splicing at certain fuselage frames. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the fastener holes in certain fuselage frames, and depending on airplane configuration, provides an optional terminating action to the repetitive inspections. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-19Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.A. HelicoptersWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Leonardo S.p.A. (Leonardo) Model AB139 and AW139 helicopters. This proposed AD would require replacing screws installed on the left and right main landing gear (MLG) shock absorber assembly....2018-15304"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-19/pdf/2018-15304.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/19/2018-15304/airworthiness-directives-leonardo-spa-helicoptersWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Leonardo S.p.A. (Leonardo) Model AB139 and AW139 helicopters. This proposed AD would require replacing screws installed on the left and right main landing gear (MLG) shock absorber assembly. This proposed AD is prompted by a report that some screws may have been manufactured without meeting specifications. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to correct an unsafe condition on these helicopters.
2018-07-19RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus HelicoptersWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model AS350B, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, AS350BA, AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, AS355N, and AS355NP helicopters. This AD requires inspecting the tail rotor (TR) pitch rod....2018-15303"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-19/pdf/2018-15303.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/19/2018-15303/airworthiness-directives-airbus-helicoptersWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model AS350B, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, AS350BA, AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, AS355N, and AS355NP helicopters. This AD requires inspecting the tail rotor (TR) pitch rod. This AD is prompted by a report of several cases of damaged TR pitch rod ball joints. The actions of this AD are intended to correct an unsafe condition on these helicopters.
2018-07-19Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Division (PW) Turbofan EnginesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Pratt & Whitney Division (PW) PW4074D, PW4077D, PW4084D, PW4090, and PW4090-3 turbofan engines with a low pressure compressor (LPC) fan hub, part number (P/N) 51B821 or P/N 52B521,...2018-15291"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-19/pdf/2018-15291.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/19/2018-15291/airworthiness-directives-pratt-and-whitney-division-pw-turbofan-enginesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Pratt & Whitney Division (PW) PW4074D, PW4077D, PW4084D, PW4090, and PW4090-3 turbofan engines with a low pressure compressor (LPC) fan hub, part number (P/N) 51B821 or P/N 52B521, installed. This proposed AD was prompted by updated low cycle fatigue analysis techniques that indicate certain LPC fan hubs could crack prior to their published life limit. This proposed AD would require repetitive eddy current inspections (ECIs) and fluorescent penetrant inspections (FPIs) for cracks in certain LPC fan hubs and removal of hubs from service that fail inspection. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-19RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentSpecial Conditions: Cranfield Aerospace Limited, Textron Aviation Inc. Model 525-Series Airplanes; Tamarack Load Alleviation System and Cranfield Winglets-Interaction of Systems and StructuresThese amended special conditions are issued for the Textron Aviation Inc. Model 525-series airplanes. These airplanes--as modified by Cranfield Aerospace Limited--will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the installation of a...2018-15354"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-19/pdf/2018-15354.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/19/2018-15354/special-conditions-cranfield-aerospace-limited-textron-aviation-inc-model-525-series-airplanesThese amended special conditions are issued for the Textron Aviation Inc. Model 525-series airplanes. These airplanes--as modified by Cranfield Aerospace Limited--will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the installation of a Tamarack Active Technology Load Alleviation System and Cranfield Winglets. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These amended special conditions contain the additional safety standards the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards, change the Type Certificate holder, and remove the special flight permit requirement.
2018-07-19RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentSettlement Policy for Commercial Pilots in Drug and Alcohol Testing CasesThe FAA is adopting a procedure for prompt settlement agreements between the FAA and commercial pilots who have: Received a verified positive result for a Department of Transportation (DOT)- required drug test; received a DOT-required alcohol test...2018-15352"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-19/pdf/2018-15352.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/19/2018-15352/settlement-policy-for-commercial-pilots-in-drug-and-alcohol-testing-casesThe FAA is adopting a procedure for prompt settlement agreements between the FAA and commercial pilots who have: Received a verified positive result for a Department of Transportation (DOT)- required drug test; received a DOT-required alcohol test result of .04 or above alcohol concentration; refused to submit to a DOT-required drug or alcohol test in violation of FAA regulations; or acted or attempted to act as a crewmember of an aircraft in commercial operations in violation of specified FAA regulations under this policy that proscribe the use, being under the influence or affects, or while have proscribed levels of alcohol or drugs. The settlement agreement procedures in this notification are generally available to pilots who, but for the disqualifying DOT drug or alcohol test result, refusal to submit to a DOT test, or violation of the specified alcohol- and drug- related FAA regulations prohibiting acting or attempting to act as a crewmember, would be qualified for a pilot certificate and who are first-time violators of these drug or alcohol provisions.
2018-07-19Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited HelicoptersWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (Bell) Model 429 helicopters. This proposed AD would revise the life limit for the nose landing gear (NLG) assembly. This proposed AD is prompted by...2018-15305"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-19/pdf/2018-15305.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/19/2018-15305/airworthiness-directives-bell-helicopter-textron-canada-limited-helicoptersWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (Bell) Model 429 helicopters. This proposed AD would revise the life limit for the nose landing gear (NLG) assembly. This proposed AD is prompted by revised airworthiness limitations determined by Bell. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these helicopters.
2018-07-18Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A330-200, A330-200 Freighter, and A330-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of dual flight management system (FMS) resets with the loss of flight plan...2018-14408"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-18/pdf/2018-14408.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/18/2018-14408/airworthiness-directives-airbus-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A330-200, A330-200 Freighter, and A330-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of dual flight management system (FMS) resets with the loss of flight plan (F-PLN) data. This proposed AD would require revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to prohibit Required Navigation Performance--Authorization Required (RNP-AR) operations using Flight Management Guidance Envelope Computer (FMGEC) standard P5H3. This proposed AD would also require modifying the FMS software of airplanes equipped with FMGEC standard P5H3. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-18RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 767-300 and -300F series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of fatigue cracking in the lower outboard wing skin at the farthest outboard fastener of the...2018-13362"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-18/pdf/2018-13362.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/18/2018-13362/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 767-300 and -300F series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of fatigue cracking in the lower outboard wing skin at the farthest outboard fastener of the inboard segment of a certain stringer. This AD requires repetitive high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections for cracking of the lower outboard wing skin at the inboard segment of a certain stringer, and repair if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-18RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-07-07, which applied to certain Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes. AD 2017-07-07 required repetitive inspections of certain fastener holes, and related...2018-13220"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-18/pdf/2018-13220.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/18/2018-13220/airworthiness-directives-airbus-airplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-07-07, which applied to certain Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes. AD 2017-07-07 required repetitive inspections of certain fastener holes, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD retains the requirements of AD 2017-07-07 and expands the applicability. This AD was prompted by a report of cracking at fastener holes located at frame (FR) 40 on the lower shell panel junction. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-18RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-01-11, which applied to certain Airbus Model A320-211, -212, and -231 airplanes. AD 2016-01-11 required repetitive inspections for cracking of the radius of the front spar vertical stringers and the...2018-13802"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-18/pdf/2018-13802.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/18/2018-13802/airworthiness-directives-airbus-airplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-01-11, which applied to certain Airbus Model A320-211, -212, and -231 airplanes. AD 2016-01-11 required repetitive inspections for cracking of the radius of the front spar vertical stringers and the horizontal floor beam on frame (FR) 36, repetitive inspections for cracking of the fastener holes of the front spar vertical stringers on FR 36, and repair if necessary. This AD adds new thresholds and intervals for the repetitive inspections; requires, for certain airplanes, a potential terminating action modification of the center wing box area; and expands the applicability. This AD was prompted by a report that, during a center fuselage certification full-scale fatigue test, cracks were found on the front spar vertical stringer at a certain frame. This AD was also prompted by a determination that, during further investigations of the frame as part of the widespread fatigue damage (WFD) campaign, certain inspection compliance times have to be revised and new inspections and a new potential terminating action modification have to be introduced. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-17Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318 series airplanes; Model A319 series airplanes; Model A320 series airplanes; and Model A321-111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, -232, -251N, -253N, and -271N...2018-13781"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-17/pdf/2018-13781.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/17/2018-13781/airworthiness-directives-airbus-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318 series airplanes; Model A319 series airplanes; Model A320 series airplanes; and Model A321-111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, -232, -251N, -253N, and -271N airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a revision of an airworthiness limitation item (ALI) document, which requires more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-17Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe propose to remove AD 93-14-19, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 767-200 and -300 series airplanes. AD 93-14-19 requires inspections for disbonding of the trailing edge wedge of the leading edge slat; and repair, if necessary. Since...2018-14398"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-17/pdf/2018-14398.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/17/2018-14398/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanesWe propose to remove AD 93-14-19, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 767-200 and -300 series airplanes. AD 93-14-19 requires inspections for disbonding of the trailing edge wedge of the leading edge slat; and repair, if necessary. Since we issued AD 93-14- 19, an updated stability and control analysis showed that the worst- case scenario of a trailing edge wedge disbond in-flight would not adversely affect the controllability of the airplane. Accordingly, we propose to remove AD 93-14-19.
2018-07-17Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Belfast, METhis action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Belfast Municipal Airport, Belfast, ME, to accommodate airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of the Belfast non-directional radio beacon...2018-15153"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-17/pdf/2018-15153.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/17/2018-15153/proposed-amendment-of-class-e-airspace-belfast-meThis action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Belfast Municipal Airport, Belfast, ME, to accommodate airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of the Belfast non-directional radio beacon and cancellation of the NDB approach. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport. This action also would update the geographic coordinates of this airport.
2018-07-16RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentSpecial Conditions: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model GVII-G500 Series Airplanes; Flight Envelope Protection-High Incidence Protection SystemThese special conditions are issued for the Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (Gulfstream) Model GVII-G500 series airplanes. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology and design envisioned in the...2018-15071"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-16/pdf/2018-15071.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/16/2018-15071/special-conditions-gulfstream-aerospace-corporation-model-gvii-g500-series-airplanes-flight-envelopeThese special conditions are issued for the Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (Gulfstream) Model GVII-G500 series airplanes. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology and design envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. This design feature is a high incidence protection system that limits the angle of attack at which the airplane can be flown during normal low speed operation. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
2018-07-16Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentYaw Maneuver Conditions-Rudder ReversalsThe FAA proposes to add a new load condition to the design standards for transport category airplanes. The new load condition would require the airplane be designed to withstand the loads caused by rapid reversals of the rudder pedals and would apply...2018-15154"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-16/pdf/2018-15154.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/16/2018-15154/yaw-maneuver-conditions-rudder-reversalsThe FAA proposes to add a new load condition to the design standards for transport category airplanes. The new load condition would require the airplane be designed to withstand the loads caused by rapid reversals of the rudder pedals and would apply to transport category airplanes that have a powered rudder control surface or surfaces. This rule is necessary because accident and incident data show that pilots sometimes make rudder reversals during flight, even though such reversals are unnecessary and discouraged by flightcrew training programs. The current design standards do not require the airplane structure to withstand the loads that may result from such reversals. If the airplane loads exceed those for which it is designed, the airplane structure may fail, resulting in catastrophic loss of control of the airplane. This proposal aims to prevent structural failure of the rudder and vertical stabilizer that may result from these rudder reversals.
2018-07-16RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentStandard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous AmendmentsThis rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because...2018-15059"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-16/pdf/2018-15059.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/16/2018-15059/standard-instrument-approach-procedures-and-takeoff-minimums-and-obstacle-departure-proceduresThis rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
2018-07-16RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentStandard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous AmendmentsThis rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of...2018-15058"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-16/pdf/2018-15058.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/16/2018-15058/standard-instrument-approach-procedures-and-takeoff-minimums-and-obstacle-departure-proceduresThis rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
2018-07-13RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; American Champion Aircraft Corp.We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) (AD) 2017-07- 10 for certain American Champion Aircraft Corp. (ACAC) Model 8KCAB airplanes. AD 2017-07-10 required fabrication and installation of a placard to prohibit aerobatic flight, inspection of the...2018-14686"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-13/pdf/2018-14686.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/13/2018-14686/airworthiness-directives-american-champion-aircraft-corpWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) (AD) 2017-07- 10 for certain American Champion Aircraft Corp. (ACAC) Model 8KCAB airplanes. AD 2017-07-10 required fabrication and installation of a placard to prohibit aerobatic flight, inspection of the aileron hinge rib and support, and a reporting requirement of the inspection results to the FAA. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the aileron hinge support, installation of the aileron hinge support reinforcement kit, and incorporation of revised pages into the service manual. This AD was prompted by a report of a cracked hinge support and cracked hinge ribs, which resulted in partial loss of control with the aileron binding against the cove. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-12RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777-200LR series airplanes. This AD requires revising certain documents to provide revised operating limitations. For certain airplanes, modification of the water...2018-14702"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-12/pdf/2018-14702.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/12/2018-14702/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777-200LR series airplanes. This AD requires revising certain documents to provide revised operating limitations. For certain airplanes, modification of the water and fuel scavenge systems in the fuel tanks, electrical changes in the main equipment center, and installation of new electrical load management system (ELMS2) software is an acceptable alternative to the documents revision. This AD was prompted by reports of unreliable performance of the water and fuel scavenge systems. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-12Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900)...2018-14804"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-12/pdf/2018-14804.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/12/2018-14804/airworthiness-directives-bombardier-inc-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes, and Model CL-600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of a fractured main landing gear (MLG) orifice support tube (OST). This proposed AD would require replacing the MLG OST, and revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-12RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Corporation Turboshaft EnginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Corporation (RRC) model 250-C turboshaft engines. This AD was prompted by several reports of engine power loss, one of which resulted in a fatal helicopter accident. This AD...2018-14801"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-12/pdf/2018-14801.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/12/2018-14801/airworthiness-directives-rolls-royce-corporation-turboshaft-enginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Corporation (RRC) model 250-C turboshaft engines. This AD was prompted by several reports of engine power loss, one of which resulted in a fatal helicopter accident. This AD requires removal of the power turbine governor (PTG) bearing assembly, part number (P/N) 2544198, and its replacement with a bearing assembly eligible for installation. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-12Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Hoffmann Propeller GmbH & Co. KG PropellersWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Hoffmann Propeller GmbH & Co. KG model HO-V 62 propellers. This proposed AD was prompted by the failure of the propeller blade lag screws. This proposed AD would require removal of the...2018-14862"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-12/pdf/2018-14862.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/12/2018-14862/airworthiness-directives-hoffmann-propeller-gmbh-and-co-kg-propellersWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Hoffmann Propeller GmbH & Co. KG model HO-V 62 propellers. This proposed AD was prompted by the failure of the propeller blade lag screws. This proposed AD would require removal of the affected propeller blades and installation of modified propeller blades marked with change letter ``A'' or ``B.'' We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-12RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited HelicoptersWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain serial numbered Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (BHTC) Model 429 helicopters. This AD requires marking a serial number on life-limited forward spars and actuator fitting assemblies....2018-14701"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-12/pdf/2018-14701.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/12/2018-14701/airworthiness-directives-bell-helicopter-textron-canada-limited-helicoptersWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain serial numbered Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (BHTC) Model 429 helicopters. This AD requires marking a serial number on life-limited forward spars and actuator fitting assemblies. The actions of this AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-11RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentEstablishment of Restricted Areas R-5602A and R-5602B; Fort Sill, OKThis action establishes two restricted areas, R-5602A and R- 5602B, over a portion of the Fort Sill, OK, R-5601 restricted area complex in support of emerging kinetic and directed energy weapons training requirements for the United States (U.S.) Army...2018-14783"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-11/pdf/2018-14783.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/11/2018-14783/establishment-of-restricted-areas-r-5602a-and-r-5602b-fort-sill-okThis action establishes two restricted areas, R-5602A and R- 5602B, over a portion of the Fort Sill, OK, R-5601 restricted area complex in support of emerging kinetic and directed energy weapons training requirements for the United States (U.S.) Army Fires Center of Excellence at Fort Sill. This additional airspace allows for the segregation of hazardous activities from non-participating air traffic.
2018-07-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentEstablishment of Canadian Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-705; Northeastern United StatesThis action establishes Canadian area navigation (RNAV) route T-705 in the Northeastern United States (U.S.) by extending the route into U.S. airspace. The FAA is taking this action to expand the availability of RNAV routing and fill a gap in routing...2018-14672"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-10/pdf/2018-14672.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/10/2018-14672/establishment-of-canadian-area-navigation-rnav-route-t-705-northeastern-united-statesThis action establishes Canadian area navigation (RNAV) route T-705 in the Northeastern United States (U.S.) by extending the route into U.S. airspace. The FAA is taking this action to expand the availability of RNAV routing and fill a gap in routing in northeastern New York that resulted from the decommissioning of the Plattsburgh, NY, VHF Omnidirectional Range Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC).
2018-07-10Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A318 and A319 series airplanes; Model A320- 211, -212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and Model A321-111, - 112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232...2018-14694"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-10/pdf/2018-14694.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/10/2018-14694/airworthiness-directives-airbus-sas-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A318 and A319 series airplanes; Model A320- 211, -212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and Model A321-111, - 112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of false resolution advisories (RAs) from certain traffic collision avoidance systems (TCASs). This proposed AD would require modification or replacement of certain TCAS processors. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace; Aberdeen, MDThis amends Class D airspace, Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area, and Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Phillips Army Air Field (AAF), Aberdeen, MD. This action...2018-14664"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-10/pdf/2018-14664.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/10/2018-14664/amendment-of-class-d-airspace-and-class-e-airspace-aberdeen-mdThis amends Class D airspace, Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area, and Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Phillips Army Air Field (AAF), Aberdeen, MD. This action accommodates airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of Aberdeen non-directional radio beacon (NDB), and cancellation of the NDB approaches. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport, and replaces the outdated term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the legal descriptions of associated Class D and E airspace.
2018-07-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace; Wrightstown, PAThis action amends Class D airspace, Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface by updating the airport name to McGuire Field (Joint Base...2018-14668"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-10/pdf/2018-14668.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/10/2018-14668/amendment-of-class-d-airspace-and-class-e-airspace-wrightstown-paThis action amends Class D airspace, Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface by updating the airport name to McGuire Field (Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst). This action also amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in Wrightstown, NJ, by updating the name and geographic coordinates of Ocean County Airport (formerly Robert J. Miller Airpark, Toms River, NJ). Also, an editorial change is made where necessary, removing the city from the airport name in the airspace designation. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the Lakehurst (Navy) TACAN and Colts Neck VOR/DME.
2018-07-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentEstablishment of Class E Airspace; Ellijay, GAThis action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Ellijay, GA, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures serving Gilmer County Airport....2018-14663"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-10/pdf/2018-14663.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/10/2018-14663/establishment-of-class-e-airspace-ellijay-gaThis action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Ellijay, GA, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures serving Gilmer County Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
2018-07-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Piper Aircraft, Inc.We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. (Piper) Models PA-46-600TP (M600) airplanes. This AD requires inserting temporary airspeed limitations into the pilot's operating handbook, installing a temporary...2018-14080"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-10/pdf/2018-14080.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/10/2018-14080/airworthiness-directives-piper-aircraft-incWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. (Piper) Models PA-46-600TP (M600) airplanes. This AD requires inserting temporary airspeed limitations into the pilot's operating handbook, installing a temporary placard, inspecting rivets on the cockpit canopy above the left and right cockpit side windows, and installing a repair kit based on the findings of the rivet inspection. This AD was prompted by a report of undersized fasteners installed during manufacturing. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-09RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777-200, -200LR, -300, and -300ER series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that additional areas of Boeing Material Specification (BMS) 8-39 flexible...2018-14499"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-09/pdf/2018-14499.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/09/2018-14499/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777-200, -200LR, -300, and -300ER series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that additional areas of Boeing Material Specification (BMS) 8-39 flexible urethane foam were found during a routine inspection. This AD requires an inspection for foam insulation on the dripshield above the overhead panel support structure and replacement if necessary. For certain airplanes, this AD also requires replacement of foam insulation on the overhead panel support structure. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-09RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-100-1A10 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of fire incidents of the auxiliary power unit (APU) inlet, which caused tail cone damage after an initial...2018-14500"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-09/pdf/2018-14500.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/09/2018-14500/airworthiness-directives-bombardier-inc-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-100-1A10 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of fire incidents of the auxiliary power unit (APU) inlet, which caused tail cone damage after an initial failed APU start followed by two or more in-flight APU start attempts. This AD requires modification of the APU electronic control unit (ECU) wiring harness. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-09RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class E Airspace; Mineral Point, WIThis action modifies Class E airspace designated as a surface area at Iowa County Airport, Mineral Point, WI, by making the airspace full-time and removing the part-time status and language from the airspace legal description. The Chicago Air Route...2018-14529"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-09/pdf/2018-14529.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/09/2018-14529/amendment-of-class-e-airspace-mineral-point-wiThis action modifies Class E airspace designated as a surface area at Iowa County Airport, Mineral Point, WI, by making the airspace full-time and removing the part-time status and language from the airspace legal description. The Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) requested this action. This action also makes an editorial change to the airspace description by removing the city from the airport name.
2018-07-09RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330-200 Freighter, A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, A340- 300, A340-500, and A340-600 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that a functional test to ensure...2018-14504"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-09/pdf/2018-14504.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/09/2018-14504/airworthiness-directives-airbus-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330-200 Freighter, A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, A340- 300, A340-500, and A340-600 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that a functional test to ensure that there is no blockage of vent pipes was not done on the trim tank of certain airplanes during production. This AD requires doing a trim tank functional test, and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-09Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., AirplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-22- 10, which applies to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D24...2018-14506"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-09/pdf/2018-14506.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/09/2018-14506/airworthiness-directives-bombardier-inc-airplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-22- 10, which applies to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes, and Model CL-600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. AD 2012-22-10 requires repetitive inspections to determine that cotter pins are installed at affected wing-to-fuselage attachment joints and replacement if necessary. Since we issued AD 2012-22-10, we determined that additional nuts of the forward keel beam attachment joint should be inspected, and that repetitive inspections of certain wing-to-fuselage attachment joints are not necessary. This proposed AD would retain the initial inspection of the wing-to-fuselage attachment joints, and remove the repetitive inspections of all but the forward keel beam attachment joint. This proposed AD would also change the repetitive inspection interval for the forward keel beam attachment joint. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-09Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Hillsdale, MIThis action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Hillsdale Municipal Airport, Hillsdale, MI. The FAA is proposing this action as a result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the...2018-14528"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-09/pdf/2018-14528.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/09/2018-14528/proposed-amendment-of-class-e-airspace-hillsdale-miThis action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Hillsdale Municipal Airport, Hillsdale, MI. The FAA is proposing this action as a result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Jackson and Litchfield VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aids, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
2018-07-09RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes; Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes; Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900)...2018-14501"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-09/pdf/2018-14501.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/09/2018-14501/airworthiness-directives-bombardier-inc-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes; Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes; Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes; and Model CL- 600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports indicating that corrosion was found on the main landing gear (MLG) retraction actuator brackets and their associated pins. This AD requires an inspection of the retraction actuator brackets, their associated pins and hardware, and the mating lugs on the MLG outer cylinder for any corrosion, and replacement if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-06RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAviation Safety Organization Changes; CorrectionThe FAA is correcting a final rule published on March 5, 2018. In that rule, the FAA replaced specific references to offices within the Aircraft Certification Service and the Flight Standards Service with generic references not dependent on any...2018-14399"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-06/pdf/2018-14399.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/06/2018-14399/aviation-safety-organization-changes-correctionThe FAA is correcting a final rule published on March 5, 2018. In that rule, the FAA replaced specific references to offices within the Aircraft Certification Service and the Flight Standards Service with generic references not dependent on any particular office structure. The FAA incorrectly assigned amendment number 65-56 to this rule. The correct amendment number is 65-57A and this action fixes this error.
2018-07-06Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-16- 07, which applies to certain Airbus Model A330-200, A330-200 Freighter, A330-300, A340-500, and A340-600 series airplanes; and Model A340-313 airplanes. AD 2017-16-07 requires inspection of...2018-14407"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-06/pdf/2018-14407.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/06/2018-14407/airworthiness-directives-airbus-airplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-16- 07, which applies to certain Airbus Model A330-200, A330-200 Freighter, A330-300, A340-500, and A340-600 series airplanes; and Model A340-313 airplanes. AD 2017-16-07 requires inspection of the fuselage bulk cargo door frames at specific locations, and corrective action if necessary. Since we issued AD 2017-16-07, it was determined that only airplanes having certain manufacturer serial numbers (MSNs) are affected by tartaric sulfuric anodizing (TSA)/chromic acid anodizing (CAA) surface treatment in the door fitting attachment holes, and that airplanes having certain MSNs were excluded. This proposed AD is intended to complete certain mandated programs intended to support the airplane reaching its limit of validity (LOV) of the engineering data that support the established structural maintenance program. This proposed AD would require new inspections of certain attachment holes for residual surface treatment and cracking, and corrective action if necessary; and would provide an optional terminating action for the inspections. The proposed AD would also revise the applicability to add certain airplanes and remove others. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-06Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777-200, -200LR, -300, and -300ER series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that showed a non-compliance exists on some in-service galley...2018-14425"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-06/pdf/2018-14425.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/06/2018-14425/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777-200, -200LR, -300, and -300ER series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that showed a non-compliance exists on some in-service galley attendant seat fitting installations. The non-compliance could result in flight attendant seats failing in a high-G crash. This proposed AD would require modifications for galley mounted seat fittings. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-06Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc.We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes; Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes; Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900)...2018-13360"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-06/pdf/2018-13360.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/06/2018-13360/airworthiness-directives-bombardier-incWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes; Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes; Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes; and Model CL-600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of damage to the protective coating and corrosion on the piston/axle of the main landing gear (MLG), caused by friction between the inboard axle sleeve and the axle thrust face. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate a detailed inspection of the MLG piston/axle for damage to the protective coating and for corrosion. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-06Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of wear on fuel couplings, bonding springs, and sleeves as well as fuel tube end ferrules...2018-13477"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-06/pdf/2018-13477.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/06/2018-13477/airworthiness-directives-bombardier-inc-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of wear on fuel couplings, bonding springs, and sleeves as well as fuel tube end ferrules and fuel component end ferrules. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the existing clamshell coupling bonding wires, fuel couplings, and associated sleeves for certain criteria and replacement as necessary. This proposed AD would also require repetitive inspections of the fuel tube end ferrules, fuel component end ferrules, and ferrule o-ring flanges for damage and wear, and rework as necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-06Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports that non-conforming FIREX squib wire harness connectors may have been installed,...2018-14401"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-06/pdf/2018-14401.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/06/2018-14401/airworthiness-directives-bombardier-inc-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports that non-conforming FIREX squib wire harness connectors may have been installed, which could result in FIREX squib wire harness connectors being connected to the wrong FIREX bottle connectors on affected aircraft. This proposed AD would require a visual inspection of the connections between the FIREX squib wire harness connectors and FIREX bottle connectors, installation of split ring lanyards on the FIREX squib wire harness connectors, and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-06Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports indicating that a certain emergency exit door could not be opened during maintenance. This...2018-14415"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-06/pdf/2018-14415.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/06/2018-14415/airworthiness-directives-bombardier-inc-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports indicating that a certain emergency exit door could not be opened during maintenance. This proposed AD would require a detailed inspection of the ball bearings of an emergency exit, replacement of bearings if necessary, application of corrosion inhibiting compound (CIC), and revision of the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-06Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report indicating that the primary latch securing the passenger service unit (PSU)...2018-14397"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-06/pdf/2018-14397.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/06/2018-14397/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report indicating that the primary latch securing the passenger service unit (PSU) to the airplane structure is not adequate for the higher loads experienced during survivable accidents. This proposed AD would require installing lanyard assemblies on the PSU and, for certain airplanes, on the life vest panel. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-06Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., AirplanesWe propose to adopt an airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-102, -103, and -106 airplanes, Model DHC-8-200 series airplanes, and Model DHC-8-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of arcing and...2018-13925"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-06/pdf/2018-13925.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/06/2018-13925/airworthiness-directives-bombardier-inc-airplanesWe propose to adopt an airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-102, -103, and -106 airplanes, Model DHC-8-200 series airplanes, and Model DHC-8-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of arcing and smoke emanating from the windshield, caused by loose or damaged windshield heater terminal lugs. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate maintenance review board (MRB) tasks for general visual inspections of the windshield moisture seal. This proposed AD would also require re-torqueing the windshield heater terminal lugs, applying a coating to the windshield heater screw heads, doing a chemical cleaning of the wiring and components, doing a visual inspection of the wiring and components, doing an operational test of the pilot's and co-pilot's windshield heating system, and repair if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-06Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentMedium Flocking Bird Test at Climb ConditionThe FAA proposes the addition of a new test requirement to the airworthiness regulation addressing engine bird ingestion. The current regulation ensures bird ingestion capability of the turbofan engine fan blades, but the existing test conditions do...2018-14270"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-06/pdf/2018-14270.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/06/2018-14270/medium-flocking-bird-test-at-climb-conditionThe FAA proposes the addition of a new test requirement to the airworthiness regulation addressing engine bird ingestion. The current regulation ensures bird ingestion capability of the turbofan engine fan blades, but the existing test conditions do not adequately demonstrate bird ingestion capability of the engine core. This proposed rule would require that, to obtain certification of a turbofan engine, a manufacturer must show that the engine core can continue to operate after ingesting a medium sized bird while operating at a lower fan speed associated with climb or landing. This new requirement would ensure that engines can ingest the largest medium flocking bird required by the existing rule into the engine core at climb or descent conditions.
2018-07-05RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A., Turboshaft EnginesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-11-09 for all Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A., Arrius 2B1 and 2F turboshaft engines. AD 2013-11-09 required the repetitive replacement of the fuel injector manifolds and privilege injector, or only...2018-14340"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-05/pdf/2018-14340.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/05/2018-14340/airworthiness-directives-safran-helicopter-engines-sa-turboshaft-enginesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-11-09 for all Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A., Arrius 2B1 and 2F turboshaft engines. AD 2013-11-09 required the repetitive replacement of the fuel injector manifolds and privilege injector, or only the privilege injector. This AD retains the repetitive hardware replacement requirements of AD 2013-11-09, but only allows replacement pipe injector preferred assembly, part number (P/N) 0 319 73 044 0, on the Arrius 2F engines. This AD was prompted by reports of engine flameouts as a result of reduced fuel flow due to the presence of coking. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-07-05RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentRevocation and Amendment of Class E Airspace; Philipsburg, PAThis action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on June 11, 2018, amending Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface for Mid-State Airport, Phillipsburg, PA, by adding the word `side' to the legal...2018-14337"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-05/pdf/2018-14337.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/05/2018-14337/revocation-and-amendment-of-class-e-airspace-philipsburg-paThis action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on June 11, 2018, amending Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface for Mid-State Airport, Phillipsburg, PA, by adding the word `side' to the legal description.
2018-07-02RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentStandard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous AmendmentsThis rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because...2018-13934"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-02/pdf/2018-13934.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/02/2018-13934/standard-instrument-approach-procedures-and-takeoff-minimums-and-obstacle-departure-proceduresThis rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
2018-07-02RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentStandard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous AmendmentsThis rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of...2018-13932"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-02/pdf/2018-13932.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/02/2018-13932/standard-instrument-approach-procedures-and-takeoff-minimums-and-obstacle-departure-proceduresThis rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
2018-06-29RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentSpecial Conditions: Bombardier Model BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 Airplanes, Installation of Inflatable Lap Belts on SeatsThese special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier) Model BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness...2018-13999"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-29/pdf/2018-13999.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/29/2018-13999/special-conditions-bombardier-model-bd-500-1a10-and-bd-500-1a11-airplanes-installation-of-inflatableThese special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier) Model BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. This design feature is installation of inflatable lap belts on seats. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
2018-06-28Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines (IAE) Turbofan EnginesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain International Aero Engines (IAE) PW1133G-JM, PW1133GA-JM, PW1130G-JM, PW1127G-JM, PW1127GA-JM, PW1127G1-JM, PW1124G-JM, PW1124G1- JM, and PW1122G-JM turbofan engines with a certain...2018-13795"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-28/pdf/2018-13795.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/28/2018-13795/airworthiness-directives-international-aero-engines-iae-turbofan-enginesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain International Aero Engines (IAE) PW1133G-JM, PW1133GA-JM, PW1130G-JM, PW1127G-JM, PW1127GA-JM, PW1127G1-JM, PW1124G-JM, PW1124G1- JM, and PW1122G-JM turbofan engines with a certain high-pressure compressor (HPC) front hub installed. This proposed AD was prompted by corrosion found on the HPC front hub. This proposed AD would require replacing the HPC front hub with a part eligible for installation. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-06-28Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model 4101 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of an improperly installed spacer around the electrical pins in the cartridge connector for...2018-13782"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-28/pdf/2018-13782.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/28/2018-13782/airworthiness-directives-bae-systems-operations-limited-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model 4101 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of an improperly installed spacer around the electrical pins in the cartridge connector for the fire bottle extinguisher cartridge. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for excessive or missing spacers, and applicable corrective actions. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-06-28RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentSpecial Conditions: Airbus Model A318, A319, A320 and A321 Series Airplanes; Electronic System Security Protection From Unauthorized Internal AccessThese special conditions are issued for the Airbus Model A318, A319, A320 and A321 series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for...2018-13948"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-28/pdf/2018-13948.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/28/2018-13948/special-conditions-airbus-model-a318-a319-a320-and-a321-series-airplanes-electronic-system-securityThese special conditions are issued for the Airbus Model A318, A319, A320 and A321 series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. This design feature is airplane electronic systems and networks that allow access, from aircraft internal sources (e.g., wireless devices, internet connectivity), to the airplane's previously isolated, internal, electronic components. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
2018-06-28RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentSpecial Conditions: Airbus Model A318, A319, A320 and A321 Series Airplanes; Electronic System Security Protection From Unauthorized External AccessThese special conditions are issued for the Airbus Model A318, A319, A320 and A321 series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for...2018-13949"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-28/pdf/2018-13949.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/28/2018-13949/special-conditions-airbus-model-a318-a319-a320-and-a321-series-airplanes-electronic-system-securityThese special conditions are issued for the Airbus Model A318, A319, A320 and A321 series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. This design feature is airplane electronic systems and networks that allow access from external sources (e.g., wireless devices, internet connectivity) to the airplane's internal electronic components. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
2018-06-28RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentCriteria and Process for the Cancellation of Standard Instrument Approach Procedures as Part of the National Procedures Assessment (NPA)The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is finalizing specific criteria to guide the identification and selection of appropriate circling procedures that can be considered for cancellation. These procedures include certain circling procedures (to...2018-13875"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-28/pdf/2018-13875.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/28/2018-13875/criteria-and-process-for-the-cancellation-of-standard-instrument-approach-procedures-as-part-of-theThe Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is finalizing specific criteria to guide the identification and selection of appropriate circling procedures that can be considered for cancellation. These procedures include certain circling procedures (to include circling-only instrument approach procedures (IAPs) and circling minima charted on straight-in IAPs). The circling procedures associated with this cancellation initiative will be selected based on the criteria outlined in this statement of policy. This document is not a part of the FAA's VOR minimum operating network (MON) initiative.
2018-06-27RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentRevocation of Restricted Area R-2530, Sierra Army Depot, CAThis action removes restricted area R-2530 Sierra Army Depot, CA. This restricted area was originally established in 1963 for the purpose of neutralization of ammunition through a process known as burning. The United States Army has advised there are...2018-13737"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-27/pdf/2018-13737.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/27/2018-13737/revocation-of-restricted-area-r-2530-sierra-army-depot-caThis action removes restricted area R-2530 Sierra Army Depot, CA. This restricted area was originally established in 1963 for the purpose of neutralization of ammunition through a process known as burning. The United States Army has advised there are no future plans for this restricted area and has concurred with the FAA's plan for removal. Therefore, the FAA has determined that a valid requirement for the airspace no longer exists.
2018-06-27RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentRegulatory Relief: Aviation Training Devices; Pilot Certification, Training, and Pilot Schools; and Other ProvisionsThis rulemaking relieves burdens on pilots seeking to obtain aeronautical experience, training, and certification by increasing the allowed use of aviation training devices. Use of these training devices has proven to be an effective, safe, and...2018-12800"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-27/pdf/2018-12800.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/27/2018-12800/regulatory-relief-aviation-training-devices-pilot-certification-training-and-pilot-schools-and-otherThis rulemaking relieves burdens on pilots seeking to obtain aeronautical experience, training, and certification by increasing the allowed use of aviation training devices. Use of these training devices has proven to be an effective, safe, and affordable means of obtaining pilot experience. This rulemaking also addresses changing technologies by accommodating the use of technically advanced airplanes as an alternative to the use of older complex single engine airplanes for the commercial pilot training and testing requirements. Additionally, this rulemaking broadens the opportunities for military instructor pilots or pilot examiners to obtain civilian ratings based on military experience, expands opportunities for logging pilot time, and removes a burden from sport pilot instructors by permitting them to serve as safety pilots. Finally, this rulemaking includes changes to some of the provisions established in an August 2009 final rule. These actions are necessary to bring the regulations in line with current needs and activities of the general aviation training community and pilots.
2018-06-27RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Restricted Area R-2302; Flagstaff, AZThis action changes the time of designation and controlling agency of restricted area R-2302, Flagstaff AZ. The FAA is taking this administrative action in response to the United States Army's limited utilization of the airspace while updating the...2018-13738"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-27/pdf/2018-13738.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/27/2018-13738/amendment-of-restricted-area-r-2302-flagstaff-azThis action changes the time of designation and controlling agency of restricted area R-2302, Flagstaff AZ. The FAA is taking this administrative action in response to the United States Army's limited utilization of the airspace while updating the responsible controlling agency. There are no changes to the boundaries; designated altitudes; or activities conducted within the affected restricted area.
2018-06-27RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentModification of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Richmond, INThis action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register of May 29, 2018, that amends five VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) Federal airways (V-12, V-214, V340, V-467, and V517) and one low altitude area navigation (RNAV) route (T-213). This...2018-13739"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-27/pdf/2018-13739.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/27/2018-13739/modification-of-air-traffic-service-ats-routes-in-the-vicinity-of-richmond-inThis action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register of May 29, 2018, that amends five VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) Federal airways (V-12, V-214, V340, V-467, and V517) and one low altitude area navigation (RNAV) route (T-213). This action removes V- 467 as the FAA inadvertently listed the route as being amended when, in fact, it already has been removed in a previous rulemaking.
2018-06-27RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentModification of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Route in the Vicinity of Newberry, MIThis action modifies VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-316 in the vicinity of Newberry, MI. The FAA is taking this action due to the planned decommissioning of the Newberry, MI, VOR/ Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid...2018-13740"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-27/pdf/2018-13740.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/27/2018-13740/modification-of-air-traffic-service-ats-route-in-the-vicinity-of-newberry-miThis action modifies VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-316 in the vicinity of Newberry, MI. The FAA is taking this action due to the planned decommissioning of the Newberry, MI, VOR/ Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the above route. The Newberry VOR/DME is a non-federal NAVAID owned by the State of Michigan that is planned to be decommissioned in September 2018.
2018-06-26RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentIFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous AmendmentsThis amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is...2018-13611"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-26/pdf/2018-13611.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/26/2018-13611/ifr-altitudes-miscellaneous-amendmentsThis amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
2018-06-26RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines Turbofan EnginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain International Aero Engines (IAE) PW1133G-JM, PW1133GA-JM, PW1130G-JM, PW1127G-JM, PW1127GA-JM, PW1127G1-JM, PW1124G-JM, PW1124G1-JM, and PW1122G-JM turbofan engines. This AD requires a...2018-13639"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-26/pdf/2018-13639.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/26/2018-13639/airworthiness-directives-international-aero-engines-turbofan-enginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain International Aero Engines (IAE) PW1133G-JM, PW1133GA-JM, PW1130G-JM, PW1127G-JM, PW1127GA-JM, PW1127G1-JM, PW1124G-JM, PW1124G1-JM, and PW1122G-JM turbofan engines. This AD requires a one-time visual inspection of the engine fan hub for damage, and removal of parts if damage or defects are found that are outside the serviceable limits. This AD was prompted by reports of damage to the engine fan hub. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-06-25Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus Defense and Space S.A. (Formerly Known as Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A. (CASA)) AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Defense and Space S.A. Model C-212-CB, C-212-CC, C-212- CD, C-212-CE, and C-212-DF airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of failures of the rudder pedal control...2018-13342"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-25/pdf/2018-13342.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/25/2018-13342/airworthiness-directives-airbus-defense-and-space-sa-formerly-known-as-construcciones-aeronauticasWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Defense and Space S.A. Model C-212-CB, C-212-CC, C-212- CD, C-212-CE, and C-212-DF airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of failures of the rudder pedal control system support. This proposed AD would require repetitive detailed visual inspections of the rudder pedal control system support box and shaft and applicable corrective actions. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-06-25Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan EnginesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-07- 04, which applies to General Electric Company (GE) GE90-110B1 and GE90- 115B turbofan engines with certain high-pressure compressor (HPC) rotor stage 2-5 spools installed. AD 2017-07-04...2018-13444"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-25/pdf/2018-13444.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/25/2018-13444/airworthiness-directives-general-electric-company-turbofan-enginesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-07- 04, which applies to General Electric Company (GE) GE90-110B1 and GE90- 115B turbofan engines with certain high-pressure compressor (HPC) rotor stage 2-5 spools installed. AD 2017-07-04 resulted from reports of cracks in HPC rotor stage 2-5 spool aft spacer arms. Since we issued AD 2017-07-04, GE released a new service bulletin (SB) that increases the number of affected HPC rotor stage 2-5 spools. Additionally, we learned that we inadvertently omitted certain HPC rotor stage 2-5 spools from the applicability of AD 2017-07-04. This proposed AD would require removing certain HPC rotor stage 2-5 spools from service before reaching the new reduced life limit and replacing them with parts eligible for installation. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-06-25Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. Turboprop and Turboshaft EnginesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-02- 14, which applies to certain Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) TPE331 turboprop and TSE331 turboshaft engines. AD 2018-02-14 requires inspection of the affected combustion chamber...2018-13523"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-25/pdf/2018-13523.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/25/2018-13523/airworthiness-directives-honeywell-international-inc-turboprop-and-turboshaft-enginesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-02- 14, which applies to certain Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) TPE331 turboprop and TSE331 turboshaft engines. AD 2018-02-14 requires inspection of the affected combustion chamber case assembly, replacement of those assemblies found cracked, and removal of affected assemblies on certain TPE331 and TSE331 engines. Since we issued AD 2018-02-14, we received comments to revise the applicability of that AD to include the TPE331-12B engine model, correct certain TPE engine model typographical errors, and to allow certain weld repair procedures. This proposed AD would expand the applicability of AD 2018- 02-14 to include the TPE331-12B engine model, correct certain engine model typographical errors, and allow certain weld repair procedures after approval. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-06-25Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentSpecial Conditions: Ultramagic S.A., Model M-56, M-56C, M-65, M-65C, M-77, M-77C, M-90, M-105, M-120, M-130, M-145, M-160, N-180, N-210, N-250, N-300, N-355, N-425, S-70, S-90, S-105, S-130, S-160, T-150, T-180, T-210, V-56, V-65, V-77, V-90, and V-105 Balloons; Balloon Passenger Basket, Model CV-08, Seat InstallationThis action proposes special conditions for Ultramagic S.A. Model M-56, M-56C, M-65, M-65C, M-77, M-77C, M-90, M-105, M-120, M-130, M-145, M-160, N-180, N-210, N-250, N-300, N-355, N-425, S-70, S-90, S- 105, S-130, S-160, T-150, T-180, T-210, V-56,...2018-13499"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-25/pdf/2018-13499.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/25/2018-13499/special-conditions-ultramagic-sa-model-m-56-m-56c-m-65-m-65c-m-77-m-77c-m-90-m-105-m-120-m-130-m-145This action proposes special conditions for Ultramagic S.A. Model M-56, M-56C, M-65, M-65C, M-77, M-77C, M-90, M-105, M-120, M-130, M-145, M-160, N-180, N-210, N-250, N-300, N-355, N-425, S-70, S-90, S- 105, S-130, S-160, T-150, T-180, T-210, V-56, V-65, V-77, V-90, and V- 105 balloons. These balloons will have novel or unusual design features associated with a standard construction basket with a singular distribution that includes four occupant seats and a lower sidewall. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
2018-06-22RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment and Removal of VOR Federal Airways in the Vicinity of Lansing, MI, and Pontiac, MIThis action modifies VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-2, V-26, V-84, V-218, and V-510 in the vicinity of Lansing, MI, and removes airway V-410 in the vicinity of Pontiac, MI. These modifications are required due to the planned...2018-13376"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-22/pdf/2018-13376.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/22/2018-13376/amendment-and-removal-of-vor-federal-airways-in-the-vicinity-of-lansing-mi-and-pontiac-miThis action modifies VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-2, V-26, V-84, V-218, and V-510 in the vicinity of Lansing, MI, and removes airway V-410 in the vicinity of Pontiac, MI. These modifications are required due to the planned decommissioning of the Lansing, MI, VHF Omnidirectional Range/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) and the Pontiac, MI, VORTAC navigation aids, which provide navigation guidance for portions of the above routes.
2018-06-22Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B16 (CL-604 Variants) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of floodlight lamps found burned and the corresponding circuit breaker tripped...2018-13334"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-22/pdf/2018-13334.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/22/2018-13334/airworthiness-directives-bombardier-inc-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B16 (CL-604 Variants) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of floodlight lamps found burned and the corresponding circuit breaker tripped as a result of fluid entering the cockpit floodlight fixtures. This proposed AD would require installation of a new gasket seal on floodlight fixtures. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-06-22RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentModification to Restricted Area R-5601F and Establishment of Restricted Area R-5601J; Fort Sill, OKThis action amends the restricted areas at Fort Sill, OK, to subdivide R-5601F into two subareas, R-5601F and R-5601J, make a minor correction to one boundary point in R-5601G, and to update and standardize the using agency information for each...2018-13375"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-22/pdf/2018-13375.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/22/2018-13375/modification-to-restricted-area-r-5601f-and-establishment-of-restricted-area-r-5601j-fort-sill-okThis action amends the restricted areas at Fort Sill, OK, to subdivide R-5601F into two subareas, R-5601F and R-5601J, make a minor correction to one boundary point in R-5601G, and to update and standardize the using agency information for each restricted area in the Fort Sill restricted area complex. The FAA is taking this action to allow for more efficient use of the airspace during periods when military activities only require the eastern portions of the restricted area complex. The airspace modifications are fully contained within the existing lateral and vertical boundaries of the Fort Sill, OK, restricted airspace. The using agency information update to each of the restricted areas in the Fort Sill complex is editorial only.
2018-06-22Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Establishment and Modification of Area Navigation Routes, Atlantic Coast Route Project; Northeastern United StatesThe FAA is withdrawing the NPRM published in the Federal Register on January 5, 2017, proposing to establish 12 high altitude area navigation (RNAV) routes (Q-routes), and modify one existing Q- route, in support of the Atlantic Coast Route Project...2018-13377"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-22/pdf/2018-13377.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/22/2018-13377/proposed-establishment-and-modification-of-area-navigation-routes-atlantic-coast-route-projectThe FAA is withdrawing the NPRM published in the Federal Register on January 5, 2017, proposing to establish 12 high altitude area navigation (RNAV) routes (Q-routes), and modify one existing Q- route, in support of the Atlantic Coast Route Project (ACRP). The FAA reviewed project scoping and determined that additional planning is warranted to ensure a more efficient implementation and integration with other ongoing program activities, and determined that withdrawal of the proposed rule is warranted.
2018-06-22Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Bloomsburg, PAThis action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Bloomsburg, PA, due to the decommissioning of the Milton very high frequency omni- directional range collocated tactical air navigation aid...2018-13371"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-22/pdf/2018-13371.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/22/2018-13371/proposed-amendment-of-class-e-airspace-bloomsburg-paThis action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Bloomsburg, PA, due to the decommissioning of the Milton very high frequency omni- directional range collocated tactical air navigation aid (VORTAC) which requires airspace reconfiguration at Bloomsburg Municipal Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also would update the geographic coordinates of the airport.
2018-06-22RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class E Airspace; Altoona, PAThis action amends amend Class E surface area airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Altoona-Blair County Airport, Altoona, PA. This action accommodates airspace reconfiguration due to the...2018-13373"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-22/pdf/2018-13373.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/22/2018-13373/amendment-of-class-e-airspace-altoona-paThis action amends amend Class E surface area airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Altoona-Blair County Airport, Altoona, PA. This action accommodates airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of Altoona VHF omnidirectional range navigation system (VOR) and cancellation of the VOR approaches. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
2018-06-22Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Dassault AviationWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE-FALCON 200 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations are...2018-13333"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-22/pdf/2018-13333.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/22/2018-13333/airworthiness-directives-dassault-aviationWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE-FALCON 200 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-06-22Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of broken P-clamps on the pressure relief line and the motive flow line in the left and...2018-13335"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-22/pdf/2018-13335.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/22/2018-13335/airworthiness-directives-bombardier-inc-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of broken P-clamps on the pressure relief line and the motive flow line in the left and right fuel tanks, and fouling conditions between the motive flow line and the collector tank partition wall in both fuel tanks. This proposed AD would require, depending on airplane configuration: Increasing the hole size in the collector tank partition wall, inspecting the motive flow line for damage, and replacing the associated grommet and motive flow line; replacing the affected single nut plate brackets and standoffs at the affected stations on the motive flow line and pressure relief line; and inspecting the motive flow line and vent line at certain wing stations, and inspecting the fuel tubes, to verify that an appropriate clearance has been maintained between the fuel tubes and their support brackets, and applicable corrective actions. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-06-22RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class E Airspace; Kenansville, NCThis action amends Class E airspace at Duplin County Airport, Kenansville, NC, to accommodate airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of the Kenan non-directional radio beacon (NDB), and cancellation of the NDB approach. Controlled airspace...2018-13374"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-22/pdf/2018-13374.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/22/2018-13374/amendment-of-class-e-airspace-kenansville-ncThis action amends Class E airspace at Duplin County Airport, Kenansville, NC, to accommodate airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of the Kenan non-directional radio beacon (NDB), and cancellation of the NDB approach. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of this airport.
2018-06-22Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Chebeague Island, METhis action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Chebeague Island Heliport, Chebeague Island, ME, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument...2018-13370"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-22/pdf/2018-13370.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/22/2018-13370/proposed-establishment-of-class-e-airspace-chebeague-island-meThis action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Chebeague Island Heliport, Chebeague Island, ME, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures serving the heliport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this heliport.
2018-06-21RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. Turboprop and Turboshaft EnginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) TPE331 turboprop and TSE331 turboshaft engines. This AD was prompted by recent reports of failures of the direct drive fuel control gears and...2018-13266"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-21/pdf/2018-13266.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/21/2018-13266/airworthiness-directives-honeywell-international-inc-turboprop-and-turboshaft-enginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) TPE331 turboprop and TSE331 turboshaft engines. This AD was prompted by recent reports of failures of the direct drive fuel control gears and bearings in the hydraulic torque sensor gear assembly, part number (P/N) 3101726-3. This AD requires initial and repetitive engine oil filter sampling and analysis of the affected engines and inspections of certain hydraulic torque sensor gear assemblies. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-06-20Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of multiple in-flight departures of the aft belly fairing access panels. This...2018-13126"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-20/pdf/2018-13126.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/20/2018-13126/airworthiness-directives-bombardier-inc-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of multiple in-flight departures of the aft belly fairing access panels. This proposed AD would require modification of the aft belly fairing access panels. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-06-20Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A318 series; Model A319 series; Model A320 series; and Model A321-111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of...2018-12885"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-20/pdf/2018-12885.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/20/2018-12885/airworthiness-directives-airbus-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A318 series; Model A319 series; Model A320 series; and Model A321-111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of multiple angle of attack (AoA) probe blockages. This proposed AD would require all elevator aileron computer (ELAC) units to be upgraded with new software, or replaced with upgraded units. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-06-20RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-100-1A10 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that certain lanyards for the passenger oxygen masks located in the airplane's entry area are too...2018-13125"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-20/pdf/2018-13125.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/20/2018-13125/airworthiness-directives-bombardier-inc-airplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-100-1A10 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that certain lanyards for the passenger oxygen masks located in the airplane's entry area are too long. This AD requires replacement of certain oxygen mask lanyards with shorter lanyards. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-06-20RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentUpdates to Rulemaking and Waiver Procedures and Expansion of the Equivalent Level of Safety OptionThis action streamlines and improves commercial space transportation regulations' general rulemaking and petition procedures to better reflect current practice; reorganizes the regulations for clarity and flow; and allows petitioners to file their...2018-13177"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-20/pdf/2018-13177.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/20/2018-13177/updates-to-rulemaking-and-waiver-procedures-and-expansion-of-the-equivalent-level-of-safety-optionThis action streamlines and improves commercial space transportation regulations' general rulemaking and petition procedures to better reflect current practice; reorganizes the regulations for clarity and flow; and allows petitioners to file their petitions to the FAA's Office of Commercial Space Transportation electronically. Further, it expands the option to satisfy commercial space transportation requirements by demonstrating an equivalent level of safety to the regulatory requirements. These changes are necessary to ensure that the regulations regarding petitions are clear and current, and that the commercial space launch industry is more easily able to request approvals of safe alternative means of regulatory compliance.
2018-06-20Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. Turboprop EnginesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 88-12-10, which applies to certain Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) TPE331 turboprop engines. AD 88-12-10 requires reducing the life limit for certain second stage turbine rotors. Since we...2018-13211"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-20/pdf/2018-13211.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/20/2018-13211/airworthiness-directives-honeywell-international-inc-turboprop-enginesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 88-12-10, which applies to certain Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) TPE331 turboprop engines. AD 88-12-10 requires reducing the life limit for certain second stage turbine rotors. Since we issued AD 88-12-10, we received a report that a TPE331-11U engine experienced an uncontained rotor separation. In addition, cracks were discovered through eddy current inspection (ECI) in the bore of the second stage turbine rotor assembly after publication of AD 88-12-10. This proposed AD would require removing certain second stage turbine rotors from service at a reduced life limit. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-06-19RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace, and Removal of Class E Airspace; Binghamton, NYThis action amends Class D airspace, Class E surface airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface; and removes Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area; at Greater Binghamton Airport/Edwin...2018-13050"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-19/pdf/2018-13050.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/19/2018-13050/amendment-of-class-d-airspace-and-class-e-airspace-and-removal-of-class-e-airspace-binghamton-nyThis action amends Class D airspace, Class E surface airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface; and removes Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area; at Greater Binghamton Airport/Edwin A. Link Field (formerly Binghamton Regional Airport/Edwin A. Link Field), Binghamton, NY. This action accommodates airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of the Binghamton VHF omni-directional radio range tactical air navigation aid (VORTAC), and cancellation of the VOR approaches. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport, and corrects the airport's name. Additionally, this action replaces the outdated term ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement'' in Class D and E surface airspace descriptions.
2018-06-19RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentFederal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects: Six Month Delay of the General Compliance Date of Revisions While Allowing the Use of Three Burden-Reducing Provisions During the Delay PeriodIn a final rule published on January 19, 2017, a number of federal departments and agencies revised to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (often referred to as the ``Common Rule''), which each department and agency adopted into...2018-13187"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-19/pdf/2018-13187.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/19/2018-13187/federal-policy-for-the-protection-of-human-subjects-six-month-delay-of-the-general-compliance-dateIn a final rule published on January 19, 2017, a number of federal departments and agencies revised to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (often referred to as the ``Common Rule''), which each department and agency adopted into regulations in its part of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) adopted the same changes in a final rule published on September 18, 2017. The revised Common Rule was scheduled to become effective on January 19, 2018, with a general compliance date of the same date. By an interim final rule issued on January 17, 2018 and published in the Federal Register on January 22, 2018, federal departments and agencies delayed the effective date and the general compliance date for the revised Common Rule for a 6-month period, until July 19, 2018. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published an interim final rule adopting the same regulatory changes on January 26, 2018. The revised Common Rule, including technical amendments made by the January 22, 2018 interim final rule, is referred to here as the ``2018 Requirements.'' On April 20, 2018, the federal departments and agencies listed here published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) proposing and seeking comments as to whether the general compliance date for the 2018 Requirements should be delayed for an additional 6-month period. The NPRM also proposed and sought comments on whether to allow regulated entities to implement certain burden-reducing provisions of the 2018 Requirements in specified circumstances during such continued delay period. Through this final rule, we are adopting the proposals described in the April 20, 2018 NPRM. This rule delays the general compliance date for the 2018 Requirements for an additional 6-month period, until January 21, 2019. As a result of this delay, regulated entities will be required, with an exception, to continue to comply with the requirements of the pre-2018 version of the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (the ``pre-2018 Requirements'') until January 21, 2019. The one exception to this general rule is that institutions will be permitted (but not required) to implement, for certain research, three burden-reducing provisions of the 2018 Requirements during the delay period (July 19, 2018, through January 20, 2019). Those three provisions are: The revised definition of ``research,'' which deems certain activities not to be research covered by the Common Rule; the elimination of the requirement for annual continuing review with respect to certain categories of research; and the elimination of the requirement that institutional review boards (IRBs) review grant applications or other funding proposals related to the research. Institutions taking advantage of the three-burden reducing provisions must comply with all other pre-2018 Requirements during the delay period. The three burden-reducing provisions of the 2018 Requirements can only be implemented during the delay period with respect to studies initiated prior to January 21, 2019 that will transition to compliance with the revised Common Rule. Any study that implements these three burden-reducing provisions during the delay period must, beginning on January 21, 2019, comply with all of the 2018 Requirements for the balance of the study's duration.
2018-06-18Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited AirplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-23- 03 for Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another...2018-12886"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-18/pdf/2018-12886.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/18/2018-12886/airworthiness-directives-pacific-aerospace-limited-airplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-23- 03 for Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as fatigue cracks on the fin forward pickup plates. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-06-18RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation AirplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-24-06 for certain Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model GVI airplanes. AD 2015- 24-06 required repetitive breakaway torque checks and torqueing of the main landing gear (MLG) brake inlet...2018-12892"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-18/pdf/2018-12892.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/18/2018-12892/airworthiness-directives-gulfstream-aerospace-corporation-airplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-24-06 for certain Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model GVI airplanes. AD 2015- 24-06 required repetitive breakaway torque checks and torqueing of the main landing gear (MLG) brake inlet self-sealing couplings and inserting a dispatch and takeoff limitation to the limitations section of the airplane flight manual. This AD requires modifying the MLG and brake assembly. This AD was prompted by reports of the self-sealing couplings on the MLG brake inlet fitting backing out of the fully seated position. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-06-15RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Engine Alliance Turbofan EnginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Engine Alliance (EA) GP7270, GP7272, and GP7277 turbofan engines. This AD requires a one-time eddy current inspection (ECI) of the engine fan hub blade slot bottom and blade slot front edge...2018-12873"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-15/pdf/2018-12873.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/15/2018-12873/airworthiness-directives-engine-alliance-turbofan-enginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Engine Alliance (EA) GP7270, GP7272, and GP7277 turbofan engines. This AD requires a one-time eddy current inspection (ECI) of the engine fan hub blade slot bottom and blade slot front edge for cracks, a visual inspection of the engine fan hub for damage, and removal of parts if damage or defects are found that are outside serviceable limits. This AD was prompted by an uncontained failure of the engine fan hub. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-06-15RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Division Turbofan EnginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Pratt & Whitney Division (PW) PW4052, PW4056, PW4060, PW4062, PW4062A, PW4152, PW4156A, PW4158, PW4460, and PW4462 turbofan engine models, including engines identified with suffixes -1C, -1E,...2018-12830"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-15/pdf/2018-12830.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/15/2018-12830/airworthiness-directives-pratt-and-whitney-division-turbofan-enginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Pratt & Whitney Division (PW) PW4052, PW4056, PW4060, PW4062, PW4062A, PW4152, PW4156A, PW4158, PW4460, and PW4462 turbofan engine models, including engines identified with suffixes -1C, -1E, -3, -3A, or -3B. This AD was prompted by the discovery of multiple cracked 4th stage low-pressure turbine (LPT) air seals in the fleet. This AD requires removal from service of certain 4th stage LPT air seals. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-06-14Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318, A319, A320 and A321 series airplanes. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness...2018-12733"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-14/pdf/2018-12733.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/14/2018-12733/airworthiness-directives-airbus-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318, A319, A320 and A321 series airplanes. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the principal structural elements and certain life-limited parts are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-06-14RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentStandard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous AmendmentsThis rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of...2018-12710"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-14/pdf/2018-12710.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/14/2018-12710/standard-instrument-approach-procedures-and-takeoff-minimums-and-obstacle-departure-proceduresThis rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
2018-06-14Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model 4101 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that inspection requirements for a number of maintenance tasks are incorrect. This...2018-12732"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-14/pdf/2018-12732.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/14/2018-12732/airworthiness-directives-bae-systems-operations-limited-airplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model 4101 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that inspection requirements for a number of maintenance tasks are incorrect. This proposed AD would require a one-time detailed inspection of a certain fuselage frame and repair, if necessary, and a revision of the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or revised maintenance instructions and airworthiness limitations. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-06-14Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-04- 16, which applies to all The Boeing Company Model DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-15, DC-10-30, DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, DC-10-40F, MD-10-10F, MD-10-30F, MD-11, and MD-11F...2018-12656"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-14/pdf/2018-12656.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/14/2018-12656/airworthiness-directives-the-boeing-company-airplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-04- 16, which applies to all The Boeing Company Model DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-15, DC-10-30, DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, DC-10-40F, MD-10-10F, MD-10-30F, MD-11, and MD-11F airplanes. AD 2016-04-16 requires adding design features to detect electrical faults and to detect a pump running in an empty fuel tank. Since we issued AD 2016- 04-16, we have received new service information that would eliminate the need for certain provisions of AD 2016-04-16. This proposed AD would provide optional terminating action for certain requirements. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
2018-06-14RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentStandard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous AmendmentsThis rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because...2018-12713"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-14/pdf/2018-12713.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/14/2018-12713/standard-instrument-approach-procedures-and-takeoff-minimums-and-obstacle-departure-proceduresThis rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
2018-06-11Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Establishment of Class E Airspace and Amendment of Class E Airspace; Ephrata, WAThis action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and modify Class E surface area airspace at Ephrata Municipal Airport, Ephrata, WA. This action also proposes to update the geographic coordinates of...2018-12413"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-11/pdf/2018-12413.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/11/2018-12413/proposed-establishment-of-class-e-airspace-and-amendment-of-class-e-airspace-ephrata-waThis action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and modify Class E surface area airspace at Ephrata Municipal Airport, Ephrata, WA. This action also proposes to update the geographic coordinates of the airport in the associated Class E airspace areas to match the FAA's aeronautical database. These changes are necessary to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System. Also, an editorial change would be made to the Class E surface airspace legal description replacing ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement''.
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