CFR Title 21 Food and Drugs Administration

CFR Title 21 – Food and Drugs Administration

CFR DataTable of FEDERAL REGISTER Activity

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05/08/2018Proposed 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 a report of cracking at the fastener holes of the left-hand-side support bracket of the...2018-09729FR-Doc-2018-09729Airworthiness-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 a report of cracking at the fastener holes of the left-hand-side support bracket of the elevator bell crank for the control linkage in the vertical stabilizer. This proposed AD would require an eddy current inspection on certain support brackets of the elevator bell crank for any cracking at the fastener holes, a measurement to confirm that the fastener hole diameters are within tolerance, and replacement with a new support bracket of the elevator bell crank if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
05/08/2018RuleDEPARTMENT 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...2018-09565FR-Doc-2018-09565Standard-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.
05/08/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Learjet, Inc. AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Learjet, Inc. Models 28, 29, 31, 31A, 35, 35A, 36, 36A, 55, 55B, 55C, and 60 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by fatigue cracks initiating in the flap support structure due to...2018-09600FR-Doc-2018-09600Airworthiness-Directives-Learjet-Inc-AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Learjet, Inc. Models 28, 29, 31, 31A, 35, 35A, 36, 36A, 55, 55B, 55C, and 60 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by fatigue cracks initiating in the flap support structure due to repetitive flap loads, which has caused flap nose roller support bracket failure. This proposed AD would require replacement of the flap nose roller fitting, nose roller support bracket, and adjacent rib support structure with more robust components. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
05/08/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport R\u00e9gional AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all ATR-GIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR42-500 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness...2018-09731FR-Doc-2018-09731Airworthiness-Directives-Atr-Gie-Avions-De-Transport-Rgional-AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all ATR-GIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR42-500 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/or more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
05/08/2018RuleDEPARTMENT 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...2018-09566FR-Doc-2018-09566Standard-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.
05/08/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus HelicoptersWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model AS332C, AS332C1, AS332L, and AS332L1 helicopters. This proposed AD would require inspecting the jettisoning mechanism of the left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) cabin...2018-09740FR-Doc-2018-09740Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-HelicoptersWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model AS332C, AS332C1, AS332L, and AS332L1 helicopters. This proposed AD would require inspecting the jettisoning mechanism of the left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) cabin sliding plug doors. This proposed AD is prompted by a report that during a scheduled inspection a cabin door failed to jettison. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to correct an unsafe condition on these products.
05/08/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus 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...2018-09728FR-Doc-2018-09728Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus 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 proposed AD was prompted by a determination that new or 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.
05/08/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Textron Aviation Inc. AirplanesWe are revising Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-03-03 for certain Textron Aviation Inc. Models 401, 401A, 401B, 402, 402A, 402B, 402C, 411, 411A, 414, 414A, 421, 421A, 421B, 421C, and 425 airplanes. AD 2018-03-03 required repetitively inspecting the...2018-09601FR-Doc-2018-09601Airworthiness-Directives-Textron-Aviation-Inc-AirplanesWe are revising Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-03-03 for certain Textron Aviation Inc. Models 401, 401A, 401B, 402, 402A, 402B, 402C, 411, 411A, 414, 414A, 421, 421A, 421B, 421C, and 425 airplanes. AD 2018-03-03 required repetitively inspecting the left and the right forward lower carry through spar cap for cracks and replacing the carry through spar cap if cracks were found. This AD addresses the same unsafe condition and requires the same actions as AD 2018-03-03, but clarifies the compliance times for the initial inspection of the carry through spar cap. This AD was prompted by several reports of confusion in interpreting the compliance times for the initial inspection of the carry through spar cap. We are issuing this AD to eliminate confusion in interpreting the compliance times for this inspection.
05/07/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited AirplanesWe are revising an earlier proposal for all Viking Air Limited Models DHC-2 Mk. I, DHC-2 Mk. II, and DHC-2 Mk. III airplanes. This proposed airworthiness directive (AD) results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an...2018-08948FR-Doc-2018-08948Airworthiness-Directives-Viking-Air-Limited-AirplanesWe are revising an earlier proposal for all Viking Air Limited Models DHC-2 Mk. I, DHC-2 Mk. II, and DHC-2 Mk. III airplanes. This proposed airworthiness directive (AD) results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and address an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as cracking found in the wing rear spar web at the wing station where the flap outboard hinge is attached. This action revises the proposal by issuing an SNPRM that changes the compliance times to more closely match the compliance times in the MCAI. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. Since these actions may impose an additional burden over those in the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the opportunity to comment on these changes.
05/07/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class E Airspace; Milwaukee, WIThis action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Batten International Airport, Racine, WI, contained within the Milwaukee, WI, airspace description. This action is required due to the decommissioning of the...2018-09561FR-Doc-2018-09561Amendment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Milwaukee-WiThis action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Batten International Airport, Racine, WI, contained within the Milwaukee, WI, airspace description. This action is required due to the decommissioning of the Horlick VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) which provided navigation guidance for the standard instrument approach procedures to this airport. The Horlick VOR is being decommissioned as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. This action enhances the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
05/07/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Models G-IV and GIV-X airplanes. This AD was prompted by the potential for fatigue cracks developing in the main landing gear actuator attachment fitting...2018-08956FR-Doc-2018-08956Airworthiness-Directives-Gulfstream-Aerospace-Corporation-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Models G-IV and GIV-X airplanes. This AD was prompted by the potential for fatigue cracks developing in the main landing gear actuator attachment fitting that had a certain repair incorporated. This AD requires incorporating new revisions into the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness of the Limitations section of the FAA-approved maintenance program (e.g., maintenance manual) that establish an inspection cycle for the repaired MLG side brace actuator fittings. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
05/07/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318 series airplanes and Model A319 series airplanes; all Model A320-211, -212, -214, -216, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and all Model A321-111, -112, -131, -211, -212,...2018-09280FR-Doc-2018-09280Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318 series airplanes and Model A319 series airplanes; all Model A320-211, -212, -214, -216, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and all Model A321-111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the holes of the upper cleat to upper stringer attachments at certain areas of the left- and right-hand wings are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This AD requires modifying the holes of the upper cleat to upper stringer attachments at certain areas of the left- and right-hand wings. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
05/07/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class E Airspace; Muscatine, IAThis action modifies Class E airspace designated as a surface area and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Muscatine Municipal Airport, Muscatine, IA. This action is required due to the decommissioning of the Port City...2018-09403FR-Doc-2018-09403Amendment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Muscatine-IaThis action modifies Class E airspace designated as a surface area and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Muscatine Municipal Airport, Muscatine, IA. This action is required due to the decommissioning of the Port City VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) facility, which provided navigation guidance for the instrument procedures to this airport. The VOR has been decommissioned as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program.
05/07/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class E Airspace; Charlotte, MIThis action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Fitch H. Beach Airport, Charlotte, MI, due to the decommissioning of the Lansing VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) and collocated tactical air navigation (TACAN)...2018-09562FR-Doc-2018-09562Amendment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Charlotte-MiThis action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Fitch H. Beach Airport, Charlotte, MI, due to the decommissioning of the Lansing VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) and collocated tactical air navigation (TACAN) which provided navigation guidance for the instrument procedures to this airport. The Lansing VOR/TACAN is being decommissioned as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. This action enhances safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport. Additionally, the geographic coordinates of the airport are being adjusted to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. An editorial change is also being made removing the city associated with the airport name in the airspace legal designation.
05/07/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace and Proposed Revocation of Class E Airspace; Jackson, MIThis action proposes to modify Class D airspace, Class E airspace designated as a surface area, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and remove Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D or Class E surface...2018-09560FR-Doc-2018-09560Proposed-Amendment-Of-Class-D-And-Class-E-Airspace-And-Proposed-Revocation-Of-Class-E-AirspaceThis action proposes to modify Class D airspace, Class E airspace designated as a surface area, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and remove Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D or Class E surface area at Jackson County Airport-Reynolds Field, Jackson MI. The FAA is proposing this action due to the decommissioning of the Jackson VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) which provided navigation guidance for the instrument procedures to this airport. The VOR is being decommissioned as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The name and the geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Additionally, this action would replace the outdated term ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement'' in the associated airspace legal descriptions.
05/07/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A., Turboshaft EnginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A., Arriel 2E turboshaft engines. This AD was prompted by reports of ruptured front support pins on the accessory gearbox front support. This AD requires...2018-09466FR-Doc-2018-09466Airworthiness-Directives-Safran-Helicopter-Engines-Sa-Turboshaft-EnginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A., Arriel 2E turboshaft engines. This AD was prompted by reports of ruptured front support pins on the accessory gearbox front support. This AD requires replacement of the accessory gearbox front support. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
05/07/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Revocation of Class E Airspace; Springfield, OHThis action proposes to remove Class E airspace areas designated as an extension to a Class D surface area at Springfield- Beckley Municipal Airport, Springfield, OH. The FAA is proposing this action as a result of an airspace review, which...2018-09402FR-Doc-2018-09402Proposed-Revocation-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Springfield-OhThis action proposes to remove Class E airspace areas designated as an extension to a Class D surface area at Springfield- Beckley Municipal Airport, Springfield, OH. The FAA is proposing this action 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.
05/04/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace, and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Juneau, AKThis action proposes to amend Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and remove Class E airspace designated as an extension at Juneau International Airport, Juneau, AK....2018-09106FR-Doc-2018-09106Proposed-Amendment-Of-Class-D-And-Class-E-Airspace-And-Revocation-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Juneau-AkThis action proposes to amend Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and remove Class E airspace designated as an extension at Juneau International Airport, Juneau, AK. Airspace redesign is necessary as the FAA transitions from ground-based to satellite-based navigation for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This proposal would also update the airport's geographic coordinates to match the FAA's aeronautical database for the associated Class D and E airspace areas, and would make an editorial change to the Class D airspace legal description replacing Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement.
05/04/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Hoonah, AKThis action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Hoonah Airport, Hoonah, AK, to accommodate area navigation (RNAV) procedures at the airport. This action would ensure the safety and management of...2018-09108FR-Doc-2018-09108Proposed-Establishment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Hoonah-AkThis action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Hoonah Airport, Hoonah, AK, to accommodate area navigation (RNAV) procedures at the airport. This action would ensure the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
05/04/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A319-131, A319-132, A319-133, A320-231, A320-232, A320-233, A321-131, A321-231, and A321-232 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of fan cowl door (FCD)...2018-09277FR-Doc-2018-09277Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A319-131, A319-132, A319-133, A320-231, A320-232, A320-233, A321-131, A321-231, and A321-232 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of fan cowl door (FCD) losses during take-off. This proposed AD would require modification and re-identification, or replacement, of certain FCDs, and installation of a placard in the flight deck. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
05/04/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class D and E Airspace and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Pocatello, IDThis action amends controlled airspace at Pocatello Regional Airport, Pocatello, ID, by amending Class D airspace and Class E airspace designated as a surface area; removing Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or E surface area;...2018-09107FR-Doc-2018-09107Amendment-Of-Class-D-And-E-Airspace-And-Revocation-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Pocatello-IdThis action amends controlled airspace at Pocatello Regional Airport, Pocatello, ID, by amending Class D airspace and Class E airspace designated as a surface area; removing Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or E surface area; and amending Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. Also, this action updates the airport's geographic coordinates for the associated Class D and E airspace areas to reflect the FAA's current aeronautical database. Additionally, reference to the Pocatello VHF Omnidirectional Range/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) is removed from the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface description. This action enhances the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
05/04/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Moses Lake, WAThis action proposes to modify Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, Class E airspace designated as an extension, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 and 1,200 feet above the surface at Grant County International Airport (formerly...2018-09105FR-Doc-2018-09105Proposed-Amendment-Of-Class-D-And-Class-E-Airspace-Moses-Lake-WaThis action proposes to modify Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, Class E airspace designated as an extension, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 and 1,200 feet above the surface at Grant County International Airport (formerly Grant County Airport), Moses Lake, WA. This action also proposes to remove the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status of Class E airspace designated as an extension, and update the airport name and geographic coordinates for the airport in the associated Class D and 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 at the airport. Also, an editorial change would be made to the Class D and Class E airspace legal descriptions replacing ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement''.
05/04/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-200, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks in the frame web common to the stringer ties adjacent to the...2018-09218FR-Doc-2018-09218Airworthiness-Directives-The-Boeing-Company-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-200, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks in the frame web common to the stringer ties adjacent to the air-conditioning support brackets. This AD requires an inspection of the frame for any air- conditioning bracket assembly or intercostal, and, depending on the results, repetitive inspections of the frame web for cracking of certain locations, and applicable on-condition actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
05/03/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class D Airspace, Removal of Class E Airspace, and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Olive Branch, MSThis action proposes to amend Class D airspace, remove Class E airspace designated as an extension, and establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Olive Branch Airport, Olive Branch, MS. The Olive Branch...2018-09092FR-Doc-2018-09092Proposed-Amendment-Of-Class-D-Airspace-Removal-Of-Class-E-Airspace-And-Establishment-Of-Class-EThis action proposes to amend Class D airspace, remove Class E airspace designated as an extension, and establish 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 proposal would replace the outdated term Airport/ Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the Class D legal description.
05/03/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Knoxville, TNThis action proposes to amend Class E surface airspace at Knoxville Downtown Island Airport, Knoxville, TN, by adding to the airspace description the exclusion of a 1-mile radius around University of Tennessee Medical Center Heliport, to allow...2018-09089FR-Doc-2018-09089Proposed-Amendment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Knoxville-TnThis action proposes to amend Class E surface airspace at Knoxville Downtown Island Airport, Knoxville, TN, by adding to the airspace description the exclusion of a 1-mile radius around University of Tennessee Medical Center Heliport, to allow helicopters departing from the heliport to no longer require a clearance. Also, the BENFI non-directional beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned, requiring redesign of Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at McGhee-Tyson Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports. This action also would update the geographic coordinates of Knoxville Downtown Island Airport, McGhee Tyson Airport, and Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport in the associated Class E airspace areas to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
05/03/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentSpecial Conditions: St. Louis Helicopter, LLC; Textron Aviation B300, B300C, B300C (MC-12W), and B300C (UC-12W) Airplanes; Installation of Rechargeable Lithium BatteriesThese special conditions are issued for the Textron Aviation models B300, B300C, B300C (MC-12W), and B300C (UC-12W) series airplanes. The airplane, as modified by St. Louis Helicopter LLC, will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the...2018-09350FR-Doc-2018-09350Special-Conditions-St-Louis-Helicopter-Llc-Textron-Aviation-B300-B300c-B300c-Mc-12w-And-B300c-Uc-12wThese special conditions are issued for the Textron Aviation models B300, B300C, B300C (MC-12W), and B300C (UC-12W) series airplanes. The airplane, as modified by St. Louis Helicopter 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.
05/03/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318, A319, and 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...2018-09070FR-Doc-2018-09070Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318, A319, and 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 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 the specified maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
05/03/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Memphis, TNThis action proposes to amend 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...2018-09091FR-Doc-2018-09091Proposed-Amendment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Memphis-TnThis action proposes to amend 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, would be removed from the airspace description to be reestablished in a separate rulemaking.
05/03/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Gustavus, AKThis action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Gustavus Airport, Gustavus, AK. Airspace redesign is necessary as the FAA transitions from ground- based to satellite-based navigation for the safety and...2018-09103FR-Doc-2018-09103Proposed-Amendment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Gustavus-AkThis action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Gustavus Airport, Gustavus, AK. Airspace redesign is necessary as the FAA transitions from ground- based to satellite-based navigation for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
05/02/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentSpecial Conditions: VT DRB Aviation Consultants, Boeing Model 777-200 Airplanes; Installation of an Airbag System in Shoulder BeltsThis document corrects an error that appeared in docket no. FAA-2017-0126, Special Conditions No. 25-654-SC, which was published in the Federal Register on April 7, 2017. The error occurs in the docket number of the final special conditions document.2018-09269FR-Doc-2018-09269Special-Conditions-Vt-Drb-Aviation-Consultants-Boeing-Model-777-200-Airplanes-Installation-Of-AnThis document corrects an error that appeared in docket no. FAA-2017-0126, Special Conditions No. 25-654-SC, which was published in the Federal Register on April 7, 2017. The error occurs in the docket number of the final special conditions document.
05/02/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; CFM International S.A. Turbofan EnginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all CFM International S.A. (CFM) Model CFM56-7B engines. This AD requires initial and repetitive inspections of the concave and convex sides of the fan blade dovetail to detect cracking and...2018-09338FR-Doc-2018-09338Airworthiness-Directives-Cfm-International-Sa-Turbofan-EnginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all CFM International S.A. (CFM) Model CFM56-7B engines. This AD requires initial and repetitive inspections of the concave and convex sides of the fan blade dovetail to detect cracking and replacement of any blades found cracked. This AD was prompted by a recent engine failure due to a fractured fan blade, that resulted in the engine inlet cowl disintegrating and debris penetrating the fuselage, causing a loss of pressurization, and prompting an emergency descent. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
05/01/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Criteria: Special Class Airworthiness Criteria for the Yamaha Fazer RThe FAA announces the availability of and requests comments on proposed airworthiness criteria for an unmanned aircraft system, Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., model Fazer R. This document proposes policy for a special class of aircraft, to designate...2018-09102FR-Doc-2018-09102Airworthiness-Criteria-Special-Class-Airworthiness-Criteria-For-The-Yamaha-Fazer-RThe FAA announces the availability of and requests comments on proposed airworthiness criteria for an unmanned aircraft system, Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., model Fazer R. This document proposes policy for a special class of aircraft, to designate airworthiness criteria found by the FAA to provide an equivalent level of safety, for this proposed design, to existing standards.
05/01/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentSpecial Conditions: Bombardier Inc., Model BD-700-2A12 and BD-700-2A13 Series Airplanes; Flight Envelope Protection: High Incidence Protection SystemThese special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier), Model BD-700-2A12 and BD-700-2A13 series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the...2018-09126FR-Doc-2018-09126Special-Conditions-Bombardier-Inc-Model-Bd-700-2a12-And-Bd-700-2a13-Series-Airplanes-Flight-EnvelopeThese special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier), Model BD-700-2A12 and BD-700-2A13 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 a high incidence protection system that replaces the stall warning system during normal operating conditions, prohibits the airplane from stalling, limits the angle of attack at which the airplane can be flown during normal low speed operation, and cannot be overridden by the flight crew. 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.
05/01/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment for Restricted Area R-4403A; Stennis Space Center, MSThis action amends the time of designation for restricted area R-4403A, Stennis Space Center, MS, from ``Intermittent, 1000 to 0300 local time, as activated by NOTAM at least 24 hours in advance,'' to ``Intermittent by NOTAM at least 24 hours in...2018-09101FR-Doc-2018-09101Amendment-For-Restricted-Area-R-4403a-Stennis-Space-Center-MsThis action amends the time of designation for restricted area R-4403A, Stennis Space Center, MS, from ``Intermittent, 1000 to 0300 local time, as activated by NOTAM at least 24 hours in advance,'' to ``Intermittent by NOTAM at least 24 hours in advance.'' The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) requested the change to meet requirements of the Space Launch System (SLS) Core Stage test program.
04/30/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentNotification to UAS Operators Proposing To Engage in Air TransportationThis document sets forth the procedure to seek an air taxi operator exemption to hold economic authority from the Department of Transportation (DOT or Department) for companies proposing to engage in certain air transportation operations with unmanned...2018-09057FR-Doc-2018-09057Notification-To-Uas-Operators-Proposing-To-Engage-In-Air-TransportationThis document sets forth the procedure to seek an air taxi operator exemption to hold economic authority from the Department of Transportation (DOT or Department) for companies proposing to engage in certain air transportation operations with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
04/30/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; AirbusWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus 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). This proposed AD was...2018-09005FR-Doc-2018-09005Airworthiness-Directives-AirbusWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus 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). 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.
04/30/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan EnginesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all General Electric Company (GE) GEnx-1B engines. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of a center vent tube (CVT) failure leading to a loss of oil pressure and subsequent in-flight...2018-09010FR-Doc-2018-09010Airworthiness-Directives-General-Electric-Company-Turbofan-EnginesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all General Electric Company (GE) GEnx-1B engines. This proposed 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 proposed AD would require removal of the Air/Oil Extension Ducts, part numbers (P/N) 2332M85P01 or 2331M25G03. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/30/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 99-23-16, which applied to certain Airbus Model A330 and A340 series airplanes. AD 99-23-16 required repetitive detailed visual inspections to detect cracking of the vertical flange of the inboard...2018-08648FR-Doc-2018-08648Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-AirplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 99-23-16, which applied to certain Airbus Model A330 and A340 series airplanes. AD 99-23-16 required repetitive detailed visual inspections to detect cracking of the vertical flange of the inboard Z-stiffeners of the centerline panel of the fuselage belly fairing; and corrective actions, if necessary. This AD was prompted by a new fatigue and damage tolerance evaluation that concluded that the current inspection thresholds and intervals had to be more restrictive. This AD requires contacting the FAA to obtain instructions for addressing the unsafe condition on these products, and doing the actions specified in those instructions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/30/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Revocation of Class E Airspace; Clarendon, TXThis action proposes to remove Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Clarendon Municipal Airport, Clarendon, TX. The FAA is proposing this action due to the cancellation of the instrument procedures at the airport making...2018-08960FR-Doc-2018-08960Proposed-Revocation-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Clarendon-TxThis action proposes to remove Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Clarendon Municipal Airport, Clarendon, TX. The FAA is proposing this action due to the cancellation of the instrument procedures at the airport making this airspace no longer necessary.
04/30/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 2000 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by the manufacturer revising the airplane maintenance manual (AMM) maintenance requirements and airworthiness...2018-08757FR-Doc-2018-08757Airworthiness-Directives-Dassault-Aviation-AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 2000 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by the manufacturer revising the airplane maintenance manual (AMM) 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.
04/30/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2009-11-08, which applied to certain Airbus Model A330-202, -223, -243, -301, -322, and -342 airplanes. AD 2009-11-08 required repetitive special detailed (high frequency eddy current) inspections to...2018-08654FR-Doc-2018-08654Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-AirplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2009-11-08, which applied to certain Airbus Model A330-202, -223, -243, -301, -322, and -342 airplanes. AD 2009-11-08 required repetitive special detailed (high frequency eddy current) inspections to detect cracking of the keel beam fitting horizontal flange edge at a certain frame (FR) on the left- and right-hand sides of the fuselage, and repair if necessary. This AD was prompted by a new fatigue and damage tolerance evaluation that concluded the current inspection thresholds and intervals had to be modified. This AD requires contacting the FAA to obtain instructions for addressing the unsafe condition on these products, and doing the actions specified in those instructions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/30/2018RuleDEPARTMENT 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 cracks found in the main landing gear (MLG) beam forward support...2018-08646FR-Doc-2018-08646Airworthiness-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 cracks found in the main landing gear (MLG) beam forward support fitting. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the MLG beam forward support fitting, and applicable on-condition actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/30/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Ionia, MIThis action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Ionia County Airport, Ionia, MI. The FAA is proposing this action as a result of an airspace review due to the decommissioning of the Lansing VHF...2018-08959FR-Doc-2018-08959Proposed-Amendment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Ionia-MiThis action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Ionia County Airport, Ionia, MI. The FAA is proposing this action as a 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 would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
04/30/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Tay 620-15 EnginesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) Tay 620-15 turbofan engines. This AD limits service life of the low-pressure compressor (LPC) fan blades based on the number of dry-film lubricant...2018-09011FR-Doc-2018-09011Airworthiness-Directives-Rolls-Royce-Deutschland-Ltd-And-Co-Kg-Tay-620-15-EnginesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) Tay 620-15 turbofan engines. This AD limits service life of the low-pressure compressor (LPC) fan blades based on the number of dry-film lubricant (DFL) treatments. The AD was prompted by reports of LPC fan blade retention lug failures. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
04/30/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 2000EX airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by the manufacturer revising the airplane maintenance manual (AMM) maintenance requirements and...2018-08758FR-Doc-2018-08758Airworthiness-Directives-Dassault-Aviation-AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 2000EX airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by the manufacturer revising the airplane maintenance manual (AMM) 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.
04/30/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Corporation EnginesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce Corporation (RRC) AE 2100D2A and AE 2100D3 model turboprop engines and AE 3007A2 model turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by the possibility of a low-cycle fatigue...2018-09012FR-Doc-2018-09012Airworthiness-Directives-Rolls-Royce-Corporation-EnginesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce Corporation (RRC) AE 2100D2A and AE 2100D3 model turboprop engines and AE 3007A2 model turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by the possibility of a low-cycle fatigue failure on certain turbine wheels. This proposed AD would require 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 proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/30/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE-FALCON 900 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations are...2018-09006FR-Doc-2018-09006Airworthiness-Directives-Dassault-Aviation-AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE-FALCON 900 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. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/27/2018RuleDEPARTMENT 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...2018-08837FR-Doc-2018-08837Ifr-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.
04/27/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that the retraction actuator eye-end of a Goodrich main landing gear (MLG) failed....2018-08650FR-Doc-2018-08650Airworthiness-Directives-Fokker-Services-Bv-AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that the retraction actuator eye-end of a Goodrich main landing gear (MLG) failed. This proposed AD would require a one-time general visual inspection of the left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) MLG retraction actuators and replacement if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/27/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318, A319, and 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...2018-08649FR-Doc-2018-08649Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318, A319, and 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 limitations document that specifies more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate revised fuel airworthiness limitations. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/27/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus 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...2018-08653FR-Doc-2018-08653Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus 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 proposed AD was prompted by a report of yellow hydraulic system failure, including both braking accumulators, due to failure of the parking brake operated valve (PBOV). This proposed AD would require replacement of a certain PBOV with a different PBOV. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/26/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for The Boeing Company Model 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes powered by Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Trent 1000-A2, Trent 1000-AE2, Trent 1000-C2, Trent 1000-CE2, Trent 1000-D2, Trent 1000-E2, Trent 1000-G2, Trent...2018-08951FR-Doc-2018-08951Airworthiness-Directives-The-Boeing-Company-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for The Boeing Company Model 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes powered by Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Trent 1000-A2, Trent 1000-AE2, Trent 1000-C2, Trent 1000-CE2, Trent 1000-D2, Trent 1000-E2, Trent 1000-G2, Trent 1000-H2, Trent 1000- J2, Trent 1000-K2, and Trent 1000-L2 turbofan engines. This AD requires revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to limit extended operations (ETOPS). This AD was prompted by a report from the engine manufacturer indicating that after an engine failure, prolonged operation at high thrust settings on the remaining engine during an ETOPS diversion may result in failure of the remaining engine before the diversion can be safely completed. We have determined that updated AFM limitations are needed to minimize the potential for intermediate pressure compressor (IPC) blade failures under certain conditions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/26/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment, Revocation, and Establishment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Western United StatesThis action proposes to amend three United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes (T-274, T-276, T-302), remove one RNAV route (T-304), and establish five RNAV routes (T-268, T-317, T-328, T-332, T- 355) in the western United States. The routes would...2018-08550FR-Doc-2018-08550Proposed-Amendment-Revocation-And-Establishment-Of-Multiple-Air-Traffic-Service-Ats-Routes-WesternThis action proposes to amend three United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes (T-274, T-276, T-302), remove one RNAV route (T-304), and establish five RNAV routes (T-268, T-317, T-328, T-332, T- 355) in the western United States. The routes would promote operational efficiencies for users and provide connectivity to current and proposed RNAV enroute and terminal procedures.
04/24/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan EnginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Trent 1000-A2, Trent 1000-AE2, Trent 1000-C2, Trent 1000-CE2, Trent 1000-D2, Trent 1000-E2, Trent 1000-G2, Trent 1000-H2, Trent 1000-J2, Trent 1000-K2, and Trent 1000-L2...2018-08602FR-Doc-2018-08602Airworthiness-Directives-Rolls-Royce-Plc-Turbofan-EnginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Trent 1000-A2, Trent 1000-AE2, Trent 1000-C2, Trent 1000-CE2, Trent 1000-D2, Trent 1000-E2, Trent 1000-G2, Trent 1000-H2, Trent 1000-J2, Trent 1000-K2, and Trent 1000-L2 turbofan engines. This AD requires initial and repetitive inspections of the intermediate-pressure compressor (IPC) stage 1 rotor blades, IPC stage 2 rotor blades, and IPC shaft stage 2 dovetail posts, and removing any cracked parts from service. This AD was prompted by IPC blade separations resulting in engine failures. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/24/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentSpecial Conditions: Textron Aviation Inc. Model 700 Airplane; Occupant Protection for Side-Facing Seats Installed Forward of Aft-Facing SeatsThese special conditions are issued for the Textron Aviation Inc. (Textron) Model 700 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for...2018-08556FR-Doc-2018-08556Special-Conditions-Textron-Aviation-Inc-Model-700-Airplane-Occupant-Protection-For-Side-Facing-SeatsThese special conditions are issued for the Textron Aviation Inc. (Textron) Model 700 airplane. This airplane 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 side-facing seats installed forward of aft-facing 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.
04/23/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus HelicoptersWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model EC225LP helicopters. This AD requires inspecting each main rotor rotating swashplate (swashplate) control rod attachment yoke (yoke). This AD is prompted by a finding that...2018-08096FR-Doc-2018-08096Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-HelicoptersWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model EC225LP helicopters. This AD requires inspecting each main rotor rotating swashplate (swashplate) control rod attachment yoke (yoke). This AD is prompted by a finding that the yoke is susceptible to cracking. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
04/20/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH HelicoptersWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for various Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Airbus Helicopters) Model MBB-BK117 and Model BO-105 helicopters. This proposed AD would require removing the swashplate bellows (bellows) and...2018-08097FR-Doc-2018-08097Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-Helicopters-Deutschland-Gmbh-HelicoptersWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for various Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Airbus Helicopters) Model MBB-BK117 and Model BO-105 helicopters. This proposed AD would require removing the swashplate bellows (bellows) and repetitively inspecting the swashplate assembly. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of loose and missing clamps installed on bellows. The proposed actions are intended to detect and prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
04/20/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; New Castle, INThis action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at New Castle-Henry County Municipal Airport, New Castle, IN. The FAA is proposing this action as a result of an airspace review caused by the...2018-08034FR-Doc-2018-08034Proposed-Amendment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-New-Castle-InThis action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at New Castle-Henry County Municipal Airport, New Castle, IN. The FAA is proposing this action as a result of an airspace review caused by 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 would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
04/20/2018RuleDEPARTMENT 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...2018-08140FR-Doc-2018-08140Standard-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.
04/20/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentFederal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects: Proposed Six Month Delay of the General Compliance Date While Allowing the Use of Three Burden-Reducing Provisions During the Delay PeriodIn a final rule published on January 19, 2017, federal departments and agencies made revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (hereafter the ``2018 Requirements''). The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) adopted the...2018-08231FR-Doc-2018-08231Federal-Policy-For-The-Protection-Of-Human-Subjects-Proposed-Six-Month-Delay-Of-The-GeneralIn a final rule published on January 19, 2017, federal departments and agencies made revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (hereafter the ``2018 Requirements''). The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) adopted the same regulatory changes in a separate final rule published on September 18, 2017. The 2018 Requirements were scheduled to become effective on January 19, 2018, with a general compliance date of January 19, 2018 (with the exception of the revisions to the cooperative research provision). The departments and agencies listed in this document have also published an interim final rule delaying the effective date and general compliance date for the 2018 Requirements for six months, to cover the time period of January 19, 2018 until July 19, 2018. As per the interim final rule, the effective date of the 2018 Requirements is now July 19, 2018. The departments and agencies listed in this document propose delaying the general compliance date for the 2018 Requirements for an additional six months, for the time period of July 19, 2018 until January 21, 2019. This proposed rule is intended to provide additional time to regulated entities for the preparations necessary to implement the 2018 Requirements. This proposed rule, if finalized, would require regulated entities to continue to comply with the requirements of the current Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (hereafter the ``pre-2018 Requirements'') until January 21, 2019. This proposal also takes comment on whether to permit institutions to implement, for certain research studies, the following provisions in the 2018 Requirements during the period from July 19, 2018, until January 21, 2019, that the general compliance date is delayed. Those three provisions, intended to reduce burdens on regulated entities, are the 2018 Requirements' definition of ``research,'' which deems certain activities not to be research, the allowance for no annual continuing review of certain categories of research, and the elimination of the requirement that institutional review boards (IRBs) review grant applications related to the research. The way that this option is proposed, regulated entities would be required to comply with all pre- 2018 Requirements during the period that the general compliance date is delayed, except for provisions substituted by the three burden-reducing provisions of the 2018 Requirements. As described in section III, below, this flexibility is proposed only for studies for which an institution makes a choice to transition to comply with the 2018 Requirements, beginning on July 19, 2018. In order to clearly describe this proposed flexibility, including how it would impact institutions choosing to transition research to comply with the 2018 Requirements, this document proposes a redrafted transition provision.
04/20/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; DG Flugzeugbau GmbH GlidersWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-08-09 for DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Model DG-500MB gliders that are equipped with a Solo 2625 02 engine modified with a fuel injection system following the instructions of Solo Kleinmotoren GmbH Technische...2018-07970FR-Doc-2018-07970Airworthiness-Directives-Dg-Flugzeugbau-Gmbh-GlidersWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-08-09 for DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Model DG-500MB gliders that are equipped with a Solo 2625 02 engine modified with a fuel injection system following the instructions of Solo Kleinmotoren GmbH Technische Mitteilung Nr. 4600-3 and identified as Solo 2625 02i. This 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 the potential of an in-flight shut-down and engine fire due to failure of the connecting stud for the two fuel injector mounts of the engine redundancy system on gliders equipped with a Solo 2625 02i engine. We are issuing this AD to add a model to the applicability and require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/20/2018RuleDEPARTMENT 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...2018-08138FR-Doc-2018-08138Standard-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.
04/20/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentRevocation of Class E Airspace; Seven Springs, PA, and Amendment of Class E Airspace; Somerset, PAThis action removes Class E airspace at Seven Springs, PA, as Seven Springs Borough Airport has been abandoned, and controlled airspace is no longer required. This action also removes reference to the Seven Springs, PA, Class E airspace area from the...2018-08037FR-Doc-2018-08037Revocation-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Seven-Springs-Pa-And-Amendment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Somerset-PaThis action removes Class E airspace at Seven Springs, PA, as Seven Springs Borough Airport has been abandoned, and controlled airspace is no longer required. This action also removes reference to the Seven Springs, PA, Class E airspace area from the Somerset County Airport, Somerset, PA, description, and updates the geographic coordinates of Somerset County Airport to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. This action enhances the safety and management of controlled airspace within the national airspace system.
04/19/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Chicago, ILThis action proposes to modify two VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways (V-217 and V-228) in the vicinity of the Chicago O'Hare International Airport, IL. The FAA is proposing this action due to the planned decommissioning of the Chicago...2018-08033FR-Doc-2018-08033Proposed-Amendment-Of-Air-Traffic-Service-Ats-Routes-In-The-Vicinity-Of-Chicago-IlThis action proposes to modify two VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways (V-217 and V-228) in the vicinity of the Chicago O'Hare International Airport, IL. The FAA is proposing this action due to the planned decommissioning of the Chicago O'Hare, IL (ORD), VOR/ Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected ATS routes. The Chicago O'Hare VOR/DME is being decommissioned to facilitate the construction of a new runway at Chicago O'Hare International Airport.
04/18/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentSpecial Conditions: Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (BHTI), Model 525 Helicopter; Mode AnnunciationThese special conditions are issued for the BHTI Model 525 helicopter. This helicopter will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with fly-by-wire flight control system (FBW FCS) functions that affect the pilot awareness of the flight...2018-08139FR-Doc-2018-08139Special-Conditions-Bell-Helicopter-Textron-Inc-Bhti-Model-525-Helicopter-Mode-AnnunciationThese special conditions are issued for the BHTI Model 525 helicopter. This helicopter will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with fly-by-wire flight control system (FBW FCS) functions that affect the pilot awareness of the flight control modes while operating the helicopter. 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.
04/17/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for The Boeing Company Model 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes powered by Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Trent 1000-A2, Trent 1000-AE2, Trent 1000-C2, Trent 1000-CE2, Trent 1000-D2, Trent 1000-E2, Trent 1000-G2, Trent...2018-08127FR-Doc-2018-08127Airworthiness-Directives-The-Boeing-Company-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for The Boeing Company Model 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes powered by Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Trent 1000-A2, Trent 1000-AE2, Trent 1000-C2, Trent 1000-CE2, Trent 1000-D2, Trent 1000-E2, Trent 1000-G2, Trent 1000-H2, Trent 1000- J2, Trent 1000-K2, and Trent 1000-L2 turbofan engines. This AD requires revising the airplane flight manual to limit extended operations (ETOPS). This AD was prompted by a report from the engine manufacturer indicating that after an engine failure, prolonged operation at high thrust settings on the remaining engine during an ETOPS diversion may result in failure of the remaining engine before the diversion can be safely completed. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/17/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for 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. This...2018-07637FR-Doc-2018-07637Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for 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. This proposed AD was prompted by investigations that revealed that the cover seal of the brake dual distribution valve (BDDV) was damaged and did not ensure efficient sealing. This proposed AD would require identifying the BDDV part number installed on the airplane, and modifying or replacing BDDVs having certain part numbers. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/17/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe propose to adopt 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 proposed AD was prompted by reports...2018-07750FR-Doc-2018-07750Airworthiness-Directives-The-Boeing-Company-AirplanesWe propose to adopt 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 proposed 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 proposed AD would require 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 proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/17/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Lansing, MIThis action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Capital Region International Airport, Lansing, MI. The FAA is proposing this action as a result of an airspace review do to the decommissioning of the...2018-07903FR-Doc-2018-07903Proposed-Amendment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Lansing-MiThis action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Capital Region International Airport, Lansing, MI. The FAA is proposing this action as a result of an airspace review do 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 would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. An editorial change would also be made to the legal designation by removing the city from the airport name.
04/17/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-170 and V-219 in the Vicinity of Fairmont, MNThis action proposes to amend VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-170 and V-219 in the vicinity of Fairmont, MN. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the Fairmont, MN (FRM), VOR navigation aid (NAVAID),...2018-07902FR-Doc-2018-07902Proposed-Amendment-Of-Vor-Federal-Airways-V-170-And-V-219-In-The-Vicinity-Of-Fairmont-MnThis action proposes to amend VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-170 and V-219 in the vicinity of Fairmont, MN. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the Fairmont, MN (FRM), VOR navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) routes. The Fairmont VOR is being decommissioned as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
04/17/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-15- 17, which applies 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 requires an...2018-07626FR-Doc-2018-07626Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-AirplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-15- 17, which applies 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 requires an inspection of the lower area of a certain frame radius for cracking, and corrective action if necessary. Since we issued AD 2017-15-17, we have determined that repetitive inspections and applicable corrective actions are necessary. This proposed AD would add new repetitive inspections of the lower area of a certain frame radius for cracking, and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/17/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; General Electric Company CF34-8E EnginesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all General Electric Company (GE) CF34-8E turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by a report from GE regarding a quality escape of nonconforming thrust reverser fire seals. This...2018-07819FR-Doc-2018-07819Airworthiness-Directives-General-Electric-Company-Cf34-8e-EnginesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all General Electric Company (GE) CF34-8E turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by a report from GE regarding a quality escape of nonconforming thrust reverser fire seals. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection of the gap between the core cowl seal and the pylon seal of the thrust reverser for correct gap width, and replacement of the seals, if needed. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/17/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics (Formerly Known as Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems) AirplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-13- 06, which applies to certain Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics Model 340A (SAAB/SF340A) and SAAB 340B airplanes. AD 2016-13-06 requires a revision of the applicable airplane flight manual (AFM),...2018-07636FR-Doc-2018-07636Airworthiness-Directives-Saab-Ab-Saab-Aeronautics-Formerly-Known-As-Saab-Ab-Saab-AerosystemsWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-13- 06, which applies to certain Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics Model 340A (SAAB/SF340A) and SAAB 340B airplanes. AD 2016-13-06 requires a revision of the applicable airplane flight manual (AFM), repetitive inspections of the horizontal stabilizer de-icing boots, and applicable corrective actions. Since we issued AD 2016-13-06, the manufacturer has developed an improved de-icing boot. This proposed AD would continue to require a revision of the applicable AFM, repetitive inspections of the horizontal stabilizer de-icing boots, and applicable corrective actions. This proposed AD would also require replacement of single stitched de-icing boots with improved double stitched boots, and re- identification of the modified horizontal stabilizer leading edge. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/16/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Creswell, ORThis action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Hobby Field, Creswell, OR, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) procedures at the airport. This action would ensure the safety and management...2018-07650FR-Doc-2018-07650Proposed-Establishment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Creswell-OrThis action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Hobby Field, Creswell, OR, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) procedures at the airport. This action would ensure the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
04/16/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report indicating that during a fleet survey on a retired Model...2018-07648FR-Doc-2018-07648Airworthiness-Directives-The-Boeing-Company-AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report indicating that during a fleet survey on a retired Model 737 airplane, cracking was found common to the windshield and aft sill web. This proposed AD would require, at certain locations, repetitive high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections of the windshield and aft sill web, and applicable on-condition actions. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/16/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A318 and A319 series airplanes; Model A320-211, A320-212, A320-214, A320-216, A320-231, A320-232, and A320-233 airplanes; and Model A321-111, A321-112, A321-131, A321-211,...2018-07656FR-Doc-2018-07656Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A318 and A319 series airplanes; Model A320-211, A320-212, A320-214, A320-216, A320-231, A320-232, and A320-233 airplanes; and Model A321-111, A321-112, A321-131, A321-211, A321-212, A321-213, A321- 231, and A321-232 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of missing assembly hardware on the trimmable horizontal stabilizer actuator (THSA). This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections and checks of the lower and upper THSA attachments and applicable related investigative and corrective actions; a one-time inspection of the THSA lower attachment and replacement as applicable; and, for certain airplanes, activation of the electrical load sensing device (ELSD) and concurrent modifications. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/16/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. AirplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2005-12-16, which applied to all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0100 airplanes. AD 2005-12-16 required an inspection to determine the part number of the passenger service unit (PSU) panels for the...2018-07639FR-Doc-2018-07639Airworthiness-Directives-Fokker-Services-Bv-AirplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2005-12-16, which applied to all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0100 airplanes. AD 2005-12-16 required an inspection to determine the part number of the passenger service unit (PSU) panels for the PSU modification status, and corrective actions if applicable. This new AD requires an inspection of the PSU panels and the PSU panel/airplane interface connectors for discrepancies, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD also removes airplanes from the applicability. This AD was prompted by reports of smoke in the passenger compartment during ground operations and in-flight, and a determination that the modification actions required by AD 2005-12-16 might not have been implemented correctly. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/16/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Lyons, KSThis action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Lyons-Rice County Municipal Airport, Lyons, KS. This action is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Lyons non-directional radio beacon (NDB), and...2018-07664FR-Doc-2018-07664Proposed-Amendment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Lyons-KsThis action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Lyons-Rice County 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 are being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
04/16/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that the parking brake and alternate pitch trim module (PBM) may unintentionally disengage. This AD requires...2018-07629FR-Doc-2018-07629Airworthiness-Directives-The-Boeing-Company-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that the parking brake and alternate pitch trim module (PBM) may unintentionally disengage. This AD requires replacing the PBM and doing a PBM installation test. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/16/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe propose to adopt 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 proposed AD was prompted by a determination that a functional test...2018-07647FR-Doc-2018-07647Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-AirplanesWe propose to adopt 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 proposed 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 proposed AD would require doing a trim tank functional test, and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/16/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Reedley, CAThis action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Reedley Municipal Airport, Reedley, CA, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) procedures at the airport. This action would ensure the safety and...2018-07652FR-Doc-2018-07652Proposed-Establishment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Reedley-CaThis action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Reedley Municipal Airport, Reedley, CA, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) procedures at the airport. This action would ensure the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
04/16/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-03-07, which applied to certain The Boeing Company Model MD-11 and MD-11F airplanes. AD 2014-03-07 required inspecting certain locations of the wire bundles of the center upper auxiliary fuel tank...2018-07638FR-Doc-2018-07638Airworthiness-Directives-The-Boeing-Company-AirplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-03-07, which applied to certain The Boeing Company Model MD-11 and MD-11F airplanes. AD 2014-03-07 required inspecting certain locations of the wire bundles of the center upper auxiliary fuel tank for damage, and corrective action if necessary. AD 2014-03-07 also required installing nonmetallic barrier/shield sleeving, new clamps, new attaching hardware, and a new extruded channel. This AD adds certain inspections and expands the applicability. This AD was prompted by the determination that it is necessary to require an inspection of the wire bundles for damage at certain center upper auxiliary fuel tank locations on certain airplanes. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/16/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-19-12, which applied to certain The Boeing Company Model 767 airplanes. AD 2015-19-12 required a general visual inspection of certain lap splices for missing fasteners, and all applicable related...2018-07630FR-Doc-2018-07630Airworthiness-Directives-The-Boeing-Company-AirplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-19-12, which applied to certain The Boeing Company Model 767 airplanes. AD 2015-19-12 required a general visual inspection of certain lap splices for missing fasteners, and all applicable related investigative and corrective actions. This AD retains the actions required by AD 2015-19- 12 and revises the applicability by adding airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports indicating that certain fasteners were not installed in a certain stringer lap splice on certain airplanes. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/16/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace; Aberdeen, MDThis action proposes to amend 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....2018-07649FR-Doc-2018-07649Proposed-Amendment-Of-Class-D-Airspace-And-Class-E-Airspace-Aberdeen-MdThis action proposes to amend 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 would accommodate airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of Aberdeen non-directional 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 would update the geographic coordinates of the airport, and would replace the outdated term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the legal descriptions of associated Class D and E airspace.
04/16/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-02- 17, which applies to all Airbus Model A330-200, A330-200 Freighter, and A330-300 series airplanes. AD 2015-02-17 requires revising the electrical emergency configuration procedure in the...2018-06591FR-Doc-2018-06591Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-AirplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-02- 17, which applies to all Airbus Model A330-200, A330-200 Freighter, and A330-300 series airplanes. AD 2015-02-17 requires 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 proposed AD would add a requirement to replace or modify the two FWCs. This proposed AD would also remove airplanes from the applicability. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/13/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by several reports of cracks in a certain floor beam lower chord at...2018-07632FR-Doc-2018-07632Airworthiness-Directives-The-Boeing-Company-AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by several reports of cracks in a certain floor beam lower chord at stop fitting Number 1 of the forward airstair door cutout. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for any cracks and applicable on-condition actions. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/13/2018Proposed 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 reports of fire incidents of the auxiliary power unit (APU) inlet, which caused tail cone damage after an...2018-07633FR-Doc-2018-07633Airworthiness-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 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 proposed AD would require modification of the APU electronic control unit (ECU) wiring harness. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/13/2018Proposed 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)...2018-07631FR-Doc-2018-07631Airworthiness-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 indicating that corrosion was found on the main landing gear (MLG) retraction actuator brackets and their associated pins. This proposed AD would require 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 proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/13/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentSpecial Conditions: Airbus Helicopters Model AS350B2 and AS350B3 Helicopters; Installation of Garmin International, Inc., Autopilot SystemThese special conditions are issued for Airbus Helicopters Model AS350B2 and AS350B3 helicopters. These helicopters as modified by Garmin International, Inc., (Garmin) will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the Garmin Flight...2018-07655FR-Doc-2018-07655Special-Conditions-Airbus-Helicopters-Model-As350b2-And-As350b3-Helicopters-Installation-Of-GarminThese special conditions are issued for Airbus Helicopters Model AS350B2 and AS350B3 helicopters. These helicopters as modified by Garmin International, Inc., (Garmin) will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the Garmin Flight Control (GFC) 600H autopilot with stability and control augmentation system (AP/SCAS). 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.
04/12/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A., Turboshaft EnginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A., Arrius 2B1, 2B1A, 2B2, and 2K1 turboshaft engines. This AD requires inspecting the power turbine wheel (PTW) assembly and replacing the PTW if the turbine...2018-07541FR-Doc-2018-07541Airworthiness-Directives-Safran-Helicopter-Engines-Sa-Turboshaft-EnginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A., Arrius 2B1, 2B1A, 2B2, and 2K1 turboshaft engines. This AD requires inspecting the power turbine wheel (PTW) assembly and replacing the PTW if the turbine blade dampers are found missing. This AD was prompted by the manufacturer reporting a number of PTW assemblies may have been assembled without the blade dampers. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/12/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Austro Engine GmbH EnginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Austro Engine GmbH model E4 and E4P diesel piston engines. This AD requires replacement of the waste gate controller and the control rod circlip. This AD was prompted by reports of broken or...2018-07540FR-Doc-2018-07540Airworthiness-Directives-Austro-Engine-Gmbh-EnginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Austro Engine GmbH model E4 and E4P diesel piston engines. This AD requires replacement of the waste gate controller and the control rod circlip. This AD was prompted by reports of broken or disconnected turbocharger waste gate control rods on some engines. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/11/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. HelicoptersWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model A109E, A109K2, A109S, AW109SP, A119, and AW119 MKII helicopters. This AD reduces the life limit of and requires inspecting a tail rotor blade retention bolt (bolt)....2018-07285FR-Doc-2018-07285Airworthiness-Directives-Agusta-Spa-HelicoptersWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model A109E, A109K2, A109S, AW109SP, A119, and AW119 MKII helicopters. This AD reduces the life limit of and requires inspecting a tail rotor blade retention bolt (bolt). This AD is prompted by the discovery of a cracked bolt. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
04/11/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Establishment of the Hawaiian Islands High and the Hawaiian Islands Low Offshore Airspace Areas; Hawaii.This action proposes to establish the Hawaiian High and Hawaiian Low Offshore airspace area. The proposed action would establish Class A airspace extending upward from 18,000 feet mean sea level (MSL) to and including flight level (FL) 600; and Class E...2018-07384FR-Doc-2018-07384Proposed-Establishment-Of-The-Hawaiian-Islands-High-And-The-Hawaiian-Islands-Low-Offshore-AirspaceThis action proposes to establish the Hawaiian High and Hawaiian Low Offshore airspace area. The proposed action would establish Class A airspace extending upward from 18,000 feet mean sea level (MSL) to and including flight level (FL) 600; and Class E airspace, extending upward from 1,200 feet MSL to and including 17,999 feet MSL around the Hawaiian Islands. The FAA is proposing this action to provide additional airspace within which domestic air traffic control (ATC) procedures would be used. Establishment of the Class A and Class E airspaces would enhance the management of air traffic operations and result in more efficient use of that airspace.
04/11/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Pratt & WhitneyWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Pratt & Whitney (PW) PW2037, PW2037M, and PW2040 turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by an uncommanded high thrust event that occurred during approach on January 16, 2016, and...2018-07413FR-Doc-2018-07413Airworthiness-Directives-Pratt-And-WhitneyWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Pratt & Whitney (PW) PW2037, PW2037M, and PW2040 turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by an uncommanded high thrust event that occurred during approach on January 16, 2016, and during landing on April 6, 2016. This proposed AD would require removal of the metering valve pilot valve (MVPV) within certain fuel control units (FCUs) and the MVPV's replacement with a part eligible for installation. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/11/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another...2018-07433FR-Doc-2018-07433Airworthiness-Directives-Pacific-Aerospace-Limited-AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 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 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 proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/10/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentSpecial Conditions: Textron Aviation Inc. Model 700 Series Airplanes; Interaction of Systems and StructuresThese special conditions are issued for the Textron Aviation Inc. (Textron) Model 700 series airplanes. These airplanes will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for...2018-07277FR-Doc-2018-07277Special-Conditions-Textron-Aviation-Inc-Model-700-Series-Airplanes-Interaction-Of-Systems-AndThese special conditions are issued for the Textron Aviation Inc. (Textron) Model 700 series airplanes. These airplanes 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 systems that affect structural performance, either directly or as a result of a failure or malfunction. The influence of these systems and their failure conditions must be taken into account when showing compliance with the FAA's requirements. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. 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.
04/10/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Embraer S.A. AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Embraer S.A. Models EMB-500 and EMB-505 airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and...2018-06821FR-Doc-2018-06821Airworthiness-Directives-Embraer-Sa-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Embraer S.A. Models EMB-500 and EMB-505 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 improperly tied castle nuts on the aileron, rudder, and elevator trim tab (or autotab) attachment bolts. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/10/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentIFR Operations at Locations Without Weather ReportingThe proposed rule would allow helicopter air ambulance (HAA) operators to conduct instrument flight rules (IFR) departure and approach procedures at airports and heliports that do not have an approved weather reporting source in HAA aircraft without...2018-07296FR-Doc-2018-07296Ifr-Operations-At-Locations-Without-Weather-ReportingThe proposed rule would allow helicopter air ambulance (HAA) operators to conduct instrument flight rules (IFR) departure and approach procedures at airports and heliports that do not have an approved weather reporting source in HAA aircraft without functioning severe weather detection equipment (airborne radar or lightning strike detection equipment), when there is no reasonable expectation of severe weather at the destination, the alternate, or along the route of flight. This rule would also update requirements to address the discontinuance of area forecasts, currently used as flight planning and pilot weather briefing aids. Additionally, this rulemaking proposes to update requirements regarding HAA departure procedures to include additional types of departure procedures that are currently acceptable for use.
04/10/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Textron Aviation Inc. AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Textron Aviation Inc. Models 510, 680, and 680A airplanes equipped with certain part number brake assemblies. This AD was prompted by a report that brake pad wear indicator pins were set...2018-06951FR-Doc-2018-06951Airworthiness-Directives-Textron-Aviation-Inc-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Textron Aviation Inc. Models 510, 680, and 680A airplanes equipped with certain part number brake assemblies. This AD was prompted by a report that brake pad wear indicator pins were set incorrectly, which could lead to brake pad wear beyond the acceptable limits without indication. This AD requires inspection of the brake pad wear indicator pins and replacement of the brake assembly if any pin is set incorrectly. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/10/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentSpecial Conditions: Textron Aviation Inc. Model 700 Series Airplanes; Side-Facing Seats-Installation of Airbag SystemsThese special conditions are issued for the Textron Aviation Inc. (Textron), Model 700 series airplanes that feature an inflatable airbag system on multiple-place and single-place side-facing seats (i.e., seats positioned in the airplane with the...2018-07278FR-Doc-2018-07278Special-Conditions-Textron-Aviation-Inc-Model-700-Series-Airplanes-Side-Facing-Seats-Installation-OfThese special conditions are issued for the Textron Aviation Inc. (Textron), Model 700 series airplanes that feature an inflatable airbag system on multiple-place and single-place side-facing seats (i.e., seats positioned in the airplane with the occupant facing 90 degrees to the direction of airplane travel). 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.
04/09/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-8 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of restricted movement of the right brake pedals after landing rollout. This AD requires revising the...2018-06710FR-Doc-2018-06710Airworthiness-Directives-The-Boeing-Company-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-8 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of restricted movement of the right brake pedals after landing rollout. This AD requires revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) by adding an autobrake system limitation. This AD also requires modifying intercostal webs near a main entry door, which terminates the AFM limitation. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/09/2018RuleDEPARTMENT 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), Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900), and Model CL-600-2E25...2018-06712FR-Doc-2018-06712Airworthiness-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), Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900), and Model CL-600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of a smoke-in-cabin event due to a non-sustaining electrical fire. This AD requires installation of protective sleeves on the bonding jumper wires of affected galleys and lavatories. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/09/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES D, E, F, and G airplanes; and certain Model MYSTERE-FALCON 20-C5, 20-D5, 20-E5, and 20-F5 airplanes. This AD was prompted by...2018-06711FR-Doc-2018-06711Airworthiness-Directives-Dassault-Aviation-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES D, E, F, and G airplanes; and certain Model MYSTERE-FALCON 20-C5, 20-D5, 20-E5, and 20-F5 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of the collapse of the main landing gear (MLG) on touchdown. This AD requires an electrical modification of the landing gear sequence logic. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/09/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A350-941 airplanes. This AD requires performing repetitive station position pick-off unit (SPPU) calibration tests, and applying the corresponding airplane fault isolation if...2018-06946FR-Doc-2018-06946Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A350-941 airplanes. This AD requires performing repetitive station position pick-off unit (SPPU) calibration tests, and applying the corresponding airplane fault isolation if necessary. This AD was prompted by a report indicating malfunctions of the SPPU and failures of the internal wiring due to water ingress via certain electrical connectors, inducing subsequent icing during flight. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/09/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class D and E Airspace for the Following Missouri Towns; Cape Girardeau, MO; St. Louis, MO; and Macon, MOThis action corrects the final rule published in the Federal Register on February 9, 2018, modifying Class D airspace at Spirit of St. Louis Airport, St. Louis, MO; Class E airspace designated as a surface area at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, Cape...2018-07100FR-Doc-2018-07100Amendment-Of-Class-D-And-E-Airspace-For-The-Following-Missouri-Towns-Cape-Girardeau-Mo-St-Louis-MoThis action corrects the final rule published in the Federal Register on February 9, 2018, modifying Class D airspace at Spirit of St. Louis Airport, St. Louis, MO; Class E airspace designated as a surface area at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, Cape Girardeau, MO, and Spirit of St. Louis Airport; Class E airspace designated as an extension at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport; and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, Spirit of St. Louis Airport, and Macon-Fower Memorial Airport, Macon, MO. A typographical error was made in the geographic coordinates for the St. Louis Lambert International Runway 30L Localizer listed in the legal description of the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for St. Louis, MO.
04/09/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; XtremeAir GmbH AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for XtremeAir GmbH Model XA42 airplanes equipped with an engine mount part number XA42-7120-151. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation...2018-06949FR-Doc-2018-06949Airworthiness-Directives-Xtremeair-Gmbh-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for XtremeAir GmbH Model XA42 airplanes equipped with an engine mount part number XA42-7120-151. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and address an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as cracking of the diagonal strut of the engine mount frame. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/09/2018RuleDEPARTMENT 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...2018-06993FR-Doc-2018-06993Standard-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.
04/09/2018RuleDEPARTMENT 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...2018-06991FR-Doc-2018-06991Standard-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.
04/09/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify...2018-06950FR-Doc-2018-06950Airworthiness-Directives-Pacific-Aerospace-Limited-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes. 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 insufficient engagement of the couplings with the flex drive of the rudder trim drive system. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/06/2018RuleDEPARTMENT 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 0100 airplanes. This AD requires contacting the FAA to obtain instructions for addressing the unsafe condition on these products, and doing the actions...2018-06822FR-Doc-2018-06822Airworthiness-Directives-Fokker-Services-Bv-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0100 airplanes. This AD requires contacting the FAA to obtain instructions for addressing the unsafe condition on these products, and doing the actions specified in those instructions. This AD was prompted by interference between certain passenger service unit (PSU) panels, when in the deployed/open position, and the nearby emergency exit door cover. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/06/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class E Airspace; Massena, NYThis action withdraws the final rule published in the Federal Register on March 15, 2018. In that action, the FAA amended Class E surface airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Massena, NY. The FAA has...2018-06997FR-Doc-2018-06997Amendment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Massena-NyThis action withdraws the final rule published in the Federal Register on March 15, 2018. In that action, the FAA amended Class E surface airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Massena, NY. The FAA has determined that withdrawal of the final rule is warranted since there has been a change in the date for the decommissioning of the Massena collocated VHF omnidirectional range tactical air navigation (VORTAC).
04/06/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class D Airspace; Tulsa, OKThis action proposes to modify the Class D airspace designated as an extension at Tulsa Lloyd Jones Jr. Airport, Tulsa, OK. The FAA is proposing this action as a result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Glenpool VHF...2018-06995FR-Doc-2018-06995Proposed-Amendment-Of-Class-D-Airspace-Tulsa-OkThis action proposes to modify the Class D airspace designated as an extension at Tulsa Lloyd Jones Jr. Airport, Tulsa, OK. The FAA is proposing this action as a result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Glenpool VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigational aid as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program and the cancellation of the associated instrument procedures. The geographic coordinates also would be amended, and an editorial change would be made removing the airport name in the airspace designation, and removing the city name from the airport designation. Another editorial change would be made to the legal description replacing ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with ``Chart Supplement''.
04/06/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan EnginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all General Electric Company (GE) CF6-80A, -80A1, -80A2, and -80A3 turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by high cycle fatigue (HCF) cracking of the low-pressure turbine (LPT) stage 3 nozzles....2018-06738FR-Doc-2018-06738Airworthiness-Directives-General-Electric-Company-Turbofan-EnginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all General Electric Company (GE) CF6-80A, -80A1, -80A2, and -80A3 turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by high cycle fatigue (HCF) cracking of the low-pressure turbine (LPT) stage 3 nozzles. This AD requires replacement of the LPT stage 3 nozzles, part numbers (P/Ns) 9290M52P05 and 9290M52P06, installed. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/05/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Piper Aircraft, Inc.We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-02-05 for certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. Models PA-28-140, PA-28-150, PA-28-151, PA-28-160, PA-28-161, PA-28-180, PA-28-181, PA-28-236, PA-28-201T, PA- 28R-180, PA-28R-200, PA-28R-201, PA-28R-201T,...2018-06336FR-Doc-2018-06336Airworthiness-Directives-Piper-Aircraft-IncWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-02-05 for certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. Models PA-28-140, PA-28-150, PA-28-151, PA-28-160, PA-28-161, PA-28-180, PA-28-181, PA-28-236, PA-28-201T, PA- 28R-180, PA-28R-200, PA-28R-201, PA-28R-201T, PA-28RT-201, and PA-28RT- 201T airplanes. AD 2018-02- 05 required inspecting the fuel tank selector cover to verify the left and right fuel tank selector placards are located at the proper positions and replacing those that are improperly located with new placards. This AD addresses the same unsafe condition and requires the same actions as AD 2018-02-05, but changes the inspection of the fuel tank selector cover to a preflight check and allows for various fuel selector clocking configurations. This AD was prompted by our determination to allow the owner/operator (pilot) holding at least a private pilot certificate to perform the preflight check. We are issuing this AD to allow the pilot to do a preflight check of the fuel selector placards.
04/05/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class E Airspace; Selinsgrove, PAThis action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on March 5, 2018, amending Class E airspace at Penn Valley Airport, Selinsgrove, PA, by correcting the geographic coordinates of the airport. This is an administrative change to...2018-06754FR-Doc-2018-06754Amendment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Selinsgrove-PaThis action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on March 5, 2018, amending Class E airspace at Penn Valley Airport, Selinsgrove, PA, by correcting the geographic coordinates of the airport. This is an administrative change to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
04/05/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Ellijay, GAThis action proposes to establish 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 (SIAPs) serving Gilmer...2018-06753FR-Doc-2018-06753Proposed-Establishment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Ellijay-GaThis action proposes to establish 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 (SIAPs) serving Gilmer County Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
04/05/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment, Revocation, and Establishment of Class D and E Airspace; Enid Vance AFB, OK; Enid Woodring Municipal Airport, OK; Enid, OK; and Vance AFB, OKThis action: Removes the Class D airspace for Enid Woodring Municipal Airport, OK, and Enid Vance AFB, OK; establishes Class D airspace for Enid Woodring Regional Airport, Enid, OK, and Vance AFB, OK; amends the Class E airspace designated as a surface...2018-06756FR-Doc-2018-06756Amendment-Revocation-And-Establishment-Of-Class-D-And-E-Airspace-Enid-Vance-Afb-Ok-Enid-WoodringThis action: Removes the Class D airspace for Enid Woodring Municipal Airport, OK, and Enid Vance AFB, OK; establishes Class D airspace for Enid Woodring Regional Airport, Enid, OK, and Vance AFB, OK; amends the Class E airspace designated as a surface area for Enid Woodring Regional Airport; establishes Class E airspace designated as a surface area for Vance AFB; removes the Class E airspace designated as an extension of Class D and Class E surface areas at Enid Woodring Municipal Airport, OK, and Enid Vance AFB, OK; establishes Class E airspace designated as an extension of Class D and Class E surface areas at Enid Woodring Regional Airport and Vance AFB; and amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Enid Woodring Regional Airport and Vance AFB. Due to the differing operating hours of the two airports, the airspace descriptions are being separated for safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports. Additionally, airspace redesign is necessary to accommodate new instrument procedures at Enid Woodring Regional Airport.
04/05/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Eastover, SC and Sumter, SCThis action proposes to amend Class D airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at McEntire Joint National Guard Base (JNGB), Eastover, SC, to accommodate airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of the...2018-06752FR-Doc-2018-06752Proposed-Amendment-Of-Class-D-And-Class-E-Airspace-Eastover-Sc-And-Sumter-ScThis action proposes to amend Class D airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at McEntire Joint National Guard Base (JNGB), Eastover, SC, to accommodate airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of the McEntire 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 would update the geographic coordinates of the McEntire JNGB, Shaw AFB, and Sumter Airport, Sumter, SC, and update the names of McEntire JNGB and Sumter Airport. Also, an editorial change would be made to the airspace designation in both Class D and E airspace.
04/05/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited HelicoptersWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-13- 03 for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (Bell) Model 429 helicopters. AD 2017-13-03 requires adding an identification number to life-limited rod ends that do not have a serial number...2018-06640FR-Doc-2018-06640Airworthiness-Directives-Bell-Helicopter-Textron-Canada-Limited-HelicoptersWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-13- 03 for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (Bell) Model 429 helicopters. AD 2017-13-03 requires adding an identification number to life-limited rod ends that do not have a serial number (S/N). Since we issued AD 2017-13-03, an additional life-limited rod end was identified that is affected by the same unsafe condition. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2017-13-03 and revise the Applicability paragraph by adding that rod end. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
04/05/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class B Airspace Description; St. Louis, MOThis action amends the description of the St. Louis, MO, Class B airspace area by changing the references for defining the center point of the airspace from the Cardinal VHF Omnidirectional Range/ Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) to ``Point of...2018-06750FR-Doc-2018-06750Amendment-Of-Class-B-Airspace-Description-St-Louis-MoThis action amends the description of the St. Louis, MO, Class B airspace area by changing the references for defining the center point of the airspace from the Cardinal VHF Omnidirectional Range/ Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) to ``Point of Origin'' due to the planned decommissioning of the Cardinal, MO, VOR/DME. The St. Louis Class B airspace description is edited further to update the St. Louis Lambert International Airport name, St. Charles County Smartt Airport name, and airport reference point (ARP) geographic coordinates for the airports to match the current information in the FAA's aeronautical database. The Creve Coeur Airport ARP and St. Louis Lambert International Airport Instrument Landing System (ILS) Runway 30L Localizer geographic coordinates are also updated to match the FAA's aeronautical database. In addition, the airspace description is edited throughout to improve accuracy and clarity. These changes are editorial only and do not alter the current charted boundaries, altitudes, or ATC procedures for the St. Louis, MO, Class B airspace area.
04/04/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentSpecial Conditions: SWS Certification Services, Ltd., Boeing Model 747-8 Airplanes; Installation of an Overhead Passenger-Sleeping Compartment in the Main DeckThese special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 747-8 airplane. This airplane, as modified by SWS Certification Services, Ltd. (SWS), will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the...2018-06802FR-Doc-2018-06802Special-Conditions-Sws-Certification-Services-Ltd-Boeing-Model-747-8-Airplanes-Installation-Of-AnThese special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 747-8 airplane. This airplane, as modified by SWS Certification Services, Ltd. (SWS), 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 the installation of an overhead passenger-sleeping compartment in the main deck. 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.
04/03/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Restricted Areas R-2907C; Lake George, FL, R-2910B, R-2910C, and R-2910E; Pinecastle, FLThis action corrects a final rule, technical amendment published in the Federal Register on March 13, 2018 that incorrectly stated the location of restricted area R-2907C in Florida.2018-06746FR-Doc-2018-06746Amendment-Of-Restricted-Areas-R-2907c-Lake-George-Fl-R-2910b-R-2910c-And-R-2910e-Pinecastle-FlThis action corrects a final rule, technical amendment published in the Federal Register on March 13, 2018 that incorrectly stated the location of restricted area R-2907C in Florida.
04/03/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe are revising an earlier proposal for all The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes; Model 757 airplanes; and Model 767 airplanes. This action revises the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) by adding...2018-05028FR-Doc-2018-05028Airworthiness-Directives-The-Boeing-Company-AirplanesWe are revising an earlier proposal for all The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes; Model 757 airplanes; and Model 767 airplanes. This action revises the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) by adding Model 737-8 airplanes and future Model 737 airplanes to the applicability. We are proposing this airworthiness directive (AD) to address the unsafe condition on these products. Since these actions impose an additional burden over those proposed in the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these changes.
04/02/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318, A319, and 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...2018-06590FR-Doc-2018-06590Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318, A319, and 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 limitations document that specifies more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate the specified maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
04/02/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Previously Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH) HelicoptersWe propose to revise Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-21-05 for Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH (now Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH) (Airbus Helicopters) Model EC135 P1, P2, P2+, T1, T2, and T2+ helicopters. AD 2013-21-05 requires an initial and...2018-06448FR-Doc-2018-06448Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-Helicopters-Deutschland-Gmbh-Previously-Eurocopter-Deutschland-GmbhWe propose to revise Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-21-05 for Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH (now Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH) (Airbus Helicopters) Model EC135 P1, P2, P2+, T1, T2, and T2+ helicopters. AD 2013-21-05 requires an initial and repetitive inspections of certain bearings and modifying the floor and a rod. Since we issued AD 2013-21-05, we have determined that modifying the floor and rod removes the unsafe condition. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2013-21-05 but remove the repetitive inspections. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
03/30/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Robinson Helicopter Company HelicoptersWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Robinson Helicopter Company (Robinson) Model R66 helicopters. This proposed AD would require replacing the tail rotor drive shaft yoke assembly and inspecting for sealant. This proposed AD is...2018-06449FR-Doc-2018-06449Airworthiness-Directives-Robinson-Helicopter-Company-HelicoptersWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Robinson Helicopter Company (Robinson) Model R66 helicopters. This proposed AD would require replacing the tail rotor drive shaft yoke assembly and inspecting for sealant. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of tail rotor driveshaft failures. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to correct an unsafe condition on these products.
03/30/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Beaver Falls, PA; and Zelienople, PAThis action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface, at Beaver Falls, PA, as the University of Pittsburg Medical Center Beaver Valley Heliport has closed, and controlled airspace is no longer...2018-06389FR-Doc-2018-06389Proposed-Amendment-Of-Class-D-And-Class-E-Airspace-Beaver-Falls-Pa-And-Zelienople-PaThis action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface, at Beaver Falls, PA, as the University of Pittsburg Medical Center Beaver Valley Heliport has closed, and controlled airspace is no longer required. The geographic coordinates of the Ellwood City VORTAC, noted in the Beaver County Airport, Beaver Falls, PA, description, also would be amended in the associated Class E airspace. Also, the term Airport Facility Directory would be replaced with Chart Supplement. Additionally, this action would amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Zelienople Municipal Airport (formerly Zelienople Airport), PA, by recognizing the airport's name change and updating the airport's geographical coordinates. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports.
03/30/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan EnginesWe are revising an earlier proposal 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,...2018-06390FR-Doc-2018-06390Airworthiness-Directives-General-Electric-Company-Turbofan-EnginesWe are revising an earlier proposal 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 action revises the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) by removing certain engine models and adding a new part number (P/N) to the applicability and by revising the references to the service information. 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.
03/29/2018RuleDEPARTMENT 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...2018-06009FR-Doc-2018-06009Standard-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.
03/29/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Type Certificate Previously Held by Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH)We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-16-14 for Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH (now Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH) Model EC 135 P1, P2, P2+, T1, T2, and T2+ helicopters. AD 2013-16-14 required installing a washer in and modifying the...2018-06095FR-Doc-2018-06095Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-Helicopters-Deutschland-Gmbh-Type-Certificate-Previously-Held-ByWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-16-14 for Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH (now Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH) Model EC 135 P1, P2, P2+, T1, T2, and T2+ helicopters. AD 2013-16-14 required installing a washer in and modifying the main transmission filter housing upper part. Since we issued AD 2013-16-14, Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH has extended the overhaul interval for the main transmission and determined that other models may have the same unsafe condition. This AD retains the requirements of AD 2013-16-14, adds models to the applicability, and revises the required compliance time for the modification. The actions of this AD are intended to correct an unsafe condition on these products.
03/29/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 757-200, -200CB, and -300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of fatigue cracking found in a certain fuselage frame, which severed the inner chord...2018-05017FR-Doc-2018-05017Airworthiness-Directives-The-Boeing-Company-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 757-200, -200CB, and -300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of fatigue cracking found in a certain fuselage frame, which severed the inner chord and web. This AD requires inspecting the fuselage frame for existing repairs, repetitive inspections, and applicable repairs. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
03/29/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Columbus, NEThis action proposes to amend Class E airspace designated as a surface area and remove the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status, amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and establish Class E airspace designated as...2018-06246FR-Doc-2018-06246Proposed-Amendment-And-Establishment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Columbus-NeThis action proposes to amend Class E airspace designated as a surface area and remove the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status, amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and establish Class E airspace designated as an extension to the Class E surface area at Columbus Municipal Airport, Columbus, NE. The FAA is proposing this action at the request of Minneapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) and as the result of an FAA airspace review. Additionally, the geographic coordinates of the airport would be 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 the airport.
03/29/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. HelicoptersWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model A109E, A109S, AW109SP, A119, and AW119 MKII helicopters. This AD requires inspecting the main rotor blade (MRB) tip cap for disbonding. This AD is prompted by a report...2018-06094FR-Doc-2018-06094Airworthiness-Directives-Agusta-Spa-HelicoptersWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model A109E, A109S, AW109SP, A119, and AW119 MKII helicopters. This AD requires inspecting the main rotor blade (MRB) tip cap for disbonding. This AD is prompted by a report of the in-flight loss of an MRB tip cap. The actions of this AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
03/29/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2004-03-07, which applied to certain Airbus Model A320-111, -211, -212, and -231 series airplanes. AD 2004-03-07 required repetitive inspections for fatigue cracking around the fasteners attaching the...2018-05019FR-Doc-2018-05019Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-AirplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2004-03-07, which applied to certain Airbus Model A320-111, -211, -212, and -231 series airplanes. AD 2004-03-07 required repetitive inspections for fatigue cracking around the fasteners attaching the pressure panel to the flexible bracket at a certain frame (FR), adjacent to the longitudinal beams on the left and right sides of the airplane; and repair as necessary. This new AD retains certain requirements of AD 2004-03-07, expands the applicability, and requires an inspection of the fastener holes on the pressure panel and modification or repair as applicable. This AD was prompted by fatigue tests which revealed cracking around the fasteners attaching the pressure panel to the flexible bracket, and by the discovery of additional cracks under the longitudinal beams at locations that are not included in the inspection area required by AD 2004-03-07. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
03/29/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport R\u00e9gional AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all ATR-GIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR42 and Model ATR72 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracking in main landing gear (MLG) universal joints...2018-06270FR-Doc-2018-06270Airworthiness-Directives-Atr-Gie-Avions-De-Transport-Rgional-AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all ATR-GIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR42 and Model ATR72 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracking in main landing gear (MLG) universal joints (U-joints). This proposed AD would require repetitive detailed inspections of the affected U-joints for cracks, and replacement if necessary. This proposed AD would also provide an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
03/29/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentWashington, DC Metropolitan Area Special Flight Rules Area; Technical AmendmentCurrently, FAA regulations require all pilots operating aircraft to or from College Park Airport, Potomac Airfield or Washington Executive/Hyde Field Airport to file instrument flight rules (IFR), DC Flight Restricted Zone (FRZ), or DC Special Flight...2018-06335FR-Doc-2018-06335Washington-Dc-Metropolitan-Area-Special-Flight-Rules-Area-Technical-AmendmentCurrently, FAA regulations require all pilots operating aircraft to or from College Park Airport, Potomac Airfield or Washington Executive/Hyde Field Airport to file instrument flight rules (IFR), DC Flight Restricted Zone (FRZ), or DC Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA) flight plans with the Washington Hub Flight Service Station (FSS). The FAA is transferring the responsibility for processing flight plans within the DC FRZ from the Washington Hub FSS to the Washington Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). This document revises the regulations by updating the organization responsible for processing the flight plans and by updating the flight plans required for flight operations in the DC FRZ.
03/29/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Textron Aviation Inc. AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Textron Aviation Inc. Models A36TC, B36TC, S35, V35, V35A, and V35B airplanes. This AD was prompted by a fatal accident where the exhaust tailpipe fell off during takeoff. This AD adds a...2018-06092FR-Doc-2018-06092Airworthiness-Directives-Textron-Aviation-Inc-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Textron Aviation Inc. Models A36TC, B36TC, S35, V35, V35A, and V35B airplanes. This AD was prompted by a fatal accident where the exhaust tailpipe fell off during takeoff. This AD adds a life limit to the exhaust tailpipe v-band coupling (clamp) that attaches the exhaust tailpipe to the turbocharger and requires an annual visual inspection of the exhaust tailpipe v-band coupling (clamp). We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
03/29/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentModification and Revocation of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Northcentral United StatesThis action amends and removes multiple VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways in northcentral United States as part of the FAA's Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) efforts to safely improve the overall efficiency of the...2018-06268FR-Doc-2018-06268Modification-And-Revocation-Of-Multiple-Air-Traffic-Service-Ats-Routes-Northcentral-United-StatesThis action amends and removes multiple VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways in northcentral United States as part of the FAA's Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) efforts to safely improve the overall efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS) and due to the decommissioning of the Tiverton, OH, VOR/ Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid. This action also incorporates NAV CANADA's amendment to one of the airways that crosses into Canada's airspace.
03/29/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Honda Aircraft Company LLCWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Honda Aircraft Company LLC Model HA-420 airplanes. This AD requires incorporating a temporary revision into the airplane flight manual and replacing faulty power brake valves upon...2018-06091FR-Doc-2018-06091Airworthiness-Directives-Honda-Aircraft-Company-LlcWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Honda Aircraft Company LLC Model HA-420 airplanes. This AD requires incorporating a temporary revision into the airplane flight manual and replacing faulty power brake valves upon condition. This AD was prompted by reports of unannunciated asymmetric braking during ground operations and landing deceleration. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
03/29/2018RuleDEPARTMENT 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...2018-06008FR-Doc-2018-06008Standard-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.
03/26/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment and Revocation of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Manistique, MIThis action proposes to modify one VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway (V-78) and remove one VOR Federal airway (V-224) in the vicinity of Manistique, MI. The FAA is proposing this action due to the planned decommissioning of the Schoolcraft...2018-05973FR-Doc-2018-05973Proposed-Amendment-And-Revocation-Of-Air-Traffic-Service-Ats-Routes-In-The-Vicinity-Of-Manistique-MiThis action proposes to modify one VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway (V-78) and remove one VOR Federal airway (V-224) in the vicinity of Manistique, MI. The FAA is proposing this action due to the planned decommissioning of the Schoolcraft County, MI (ISQ), VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID) which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected ATS routes. The Schoolcraft County VOR is being decommissioned in support of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
03/26/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes; all Model A330-200 Freighter, -200, and -300 series airplanes; and all Model A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 series airplanes. This...2018-05013FR-Doc-2018-05013Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes; all Model A330-200 Freighter, -200, and -300 series airplanes; and all Model A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of false traffic collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisories. This AD requires modifying the software in the TCAS computer processor or replacing the TCAS computer with a new TCAS computer. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
03/26/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Modification of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Route in the Vicinity of Newberry, MIThis action proposes to modify VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway, V-316, in the vicinity of Newberry, MI. The FAA is proposing this action due to the planned decommissioning of the Newberry, MI (ERY), VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment...2018-06003FR-Doc-2018-06003Proposed-Modification-Of-Air-Traffic-Service-Ats-Route-In-The-Vicinity-Of-Newberry-MiThis action proposes to modify VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway, V-316, in the vicinity of Newberry, MI. The FAA is proposing this action due to the planned decommissioning of the Newberry, MI (ERY), VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID) which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected ATS route. The Newberry VOR/DME is a non-federal navigation aid (NAVAID) owned by the State of Michigan that is planned to be decommissioned in September 2018.
03/26/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation Department``Doors-off'' and ``Open-door'' Flight Prohibition: Emergency Restriction/Prohibition OrderThis notification provides Emergency Order of Prohibition No. FAA-2018-0243, issued March 22, 2018 to all operators and pilots of flights for compensation or hire with the doors open or removed in the United States or using aircraft registered in the...2018-06096FR-Doc-2018-06096Doors-Off-And-Open-Door-Flight-Prohibition-Emergency-Restrictionprohibition-OrderThis notification provides Emergency Order of Prohibition No. FAA-2018-0243, issued March 22, 2018 to all operators and pilots of flights for compensation or hire with the doors open or removed in the United States or using aircraft registered in the United States for doors off flights. The Emergency Order prohibits the use of supplemental passenger restraint systems that cannot be released quickly in an emergency in doors off flight operations. It also prohibits passenger-carrying doors off flight operations unless the passengers are at all times properly secured using FAA-approved restraints.
03/26/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Mattoon and Charleston, ILThis action proposes to modify two VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways (V-72 and V-429) in the vicinity of Mattoon and Charleston, IL. The FAA is proposing this action due to the planned decommissioning of the Mattoon, IL (MTO),...2018-05974FR-Doc-2018-05974Proposed-Amendment-Of-Air-Traffic-Service-Ats-Routes-In-The-Vicinity-Of-Mattoon-And-Charleston-IlThis action proposes to modify two VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways (V-72 and V-429) in the vicinity of Mattoon and Charleston, IL. The FAA is proposing this action due to the planned decommissioning of the Mattoon, IL (MTO), 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.
03/23/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Washington Island, WIThis action proposes to establish 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...2018-05887FR-Doc-2018-05887Proposed-Establishment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Washington-Island-WiThis action proposes to establish 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.
03/23/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440), Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702), Model CL-600- 2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), and Model CL-600-2D24...2018-05014FR-Doc-2018-05014Airworthiness-Directives-Bombardier-Inc-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440), Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702), Model CL-600- 2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), and Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes. This AD was prompted by development of a modification to prevent uncommanded rudder movement during flight. This AD requires modifying the wiring harness of the yaw damper control system. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
03/22/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentQualification, Service, and Use of Crewmembers and Aircraft Dispatchers; Related Aircraft Amendment; Technical AmendmentThe FAA publishes this action to correct a minor, editorial error in a December 16, 2016 final rule on related aircraft proficiency checks. The FAA published a final rule to allow air carriers to seek a deviation from the flight simulation training...2018-05859FR-Doc-2018-05859Qualification-Service-And-Use-Of-Crewmembers-And-Aircraft-Dispatchers-Related-Aircraft-AmendmentThe FAA publishes this action to correct a minor, editorial error in a December 16, 2016 final rule on related aircraft proficiency checks. The FAA published a final rule to allow air carriers to seek a deviation from the flight simulation training device (FSTD) requirements for related aircraft proficiency checks. The rule eliminated an inconsistency that permitted carriers that have obtained FAA approval to modify the FSTD requirements for related aircraft differences training, but not for corresponding proficiency checks. As a result, the rule allowed air carriers to seek a deviation from the FSTD requirements for such proficiency checks based on a related aircraft designation and determination of an equivalent level of safety. This technical amendment removes a redundancy in the regulatory text that now exists as a result of the final rule.
03/22/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport R\u00e9gional AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all ATR-GIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR72 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that more restrictive maintenance instructions and airworthiness...2018-05099FR-Doc-2018-05099Airworthiness-Directives-Atr-Gie-Avions-De-Transport-Rgional-AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all ATR-GIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR72 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that more restrictive 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.
03/22/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class E Airspace; Clanton, ALThis action amends Class E airspace at Chilton County Airport (formerly Gragg-Wade Field Airport), Clanton, AL, to accommodate airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of the Gragg-Wade non-directional radio beacon (NDB), and cancellation of...2018-05707FR-Doc-2018-05707Amendment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Clanton-AlThis action amends Class E airspace at Chilton County Airport (formerly Gragg-Wade Field Airport), Clanton, AL, to accommodate airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of the Gragg-Wade non-directional radio beacon (NDB), and cancellation of the NDB approach. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport.
03/22/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace; Wrightstown, PAThis action proposes to amend 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 in Wrightstown, NJ, by updating the name of McGuire Field...2018-05708FR-Doc-2018-05708Proposed-Amendment-Of-Class-D-Airspace-And-Class-E-Airspace-Wrightstown-PaThis action proposes to amend 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 in Wrightstown, NJ, by updating the name of McGuire Field (Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst). This action also proposes to amend 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. Also, an editorial change would be 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 at the airport. This action also would update the geographic coordinates of Lakehurst (Navy) TACAN and Colts Neck VOR/DME.
03/21/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentSpecial Conditions: Bombardier Inc. BD-700-2A12 and BD-700-2A13 Airplane; Flight-Envelope Protection: General Limiting RequirementsThese special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier) Model BD-700-2A12 and BD-700-2A13 airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness...2018-05662FR-Doc-2018-05662Special-Conditions-Bombardier-Inc-Bd-700-2a12-And-Bd-700-2a13-Airplane-Flight-Envelope-ProtectionThese special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier) Model BD-700-2A12 and BD-700-2A13 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 a new control architecture and a full digital-flight-control system that provides comprehensive flight-envelope protections. 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.
03/21/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Pago Pago, American SamoaThis action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Pago Pago International Airport, Pago Pago, American Samoa (AS), to accommodate the development of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations under...2018-05585FR-Doc-2018-05585Proposed-Establishment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Pago-Pago-American-SamoaThis action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Pago Pago International Airport, Pago Pago, American Samoa (AS), to accommodate the development of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations under standard instrument approach and departure procedures at the airport, and for the safety and management of IFR operations within the National Airspace System.
03/21/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentSpecial Conditions: Bombardier Inc., Model BD-700-2A12 and BD-700-2A13 Series Airplanes, Flight Envelope Protection: Pitch and Roll LimitingThese special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier), Model BD-700-2A12 and BD-700-2A13 series airplanes. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the...2018-05651FR-Doc-2018-05651Special-Conditions-Bombardier-Inc-Model-Bd-700-2a12-And-Bd-700-2a13-Series-Airplanes-Flight-EnvelopeThese special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier), Model BD-700-2A12 and BD-700-2A13 series airplanes. 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.
03/21/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Route Q-5; Western United StatesThis action proposes to amend United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route Q-5 in the western United States. The route will now terminate at a waypoint (WP) that connects to an Oakland International Airport (OAK), Standard Terminal Arrival Route (STAR)...2018-05584FR-Doc-2018-05584Proposed-Amendment-Of-Air-Traffic-Service-Ats-Route-Q-5-Western-United-StatesThis action proposes to amend United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route Q-5 in the western United States. The route will now terminate at a waypoint (WP) that connects to an Oakland International Airport (OAK), Standard Terminal Arrival Route (STAR) near Oakland CA.
03/21/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentSpecial Conditions: Bombardier Inc. BD-700-2A12 and BD-700-2A13 Airplane; Flight Envelope Protection: Normal Load Factor (g) LimitingThese special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier) Model BD-700-2A12 and BD-700-2A13 airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness...2018-05663FR-Doc-2018-05663Special-Conditions-Bombardier-Inc-Bd-700-2a12-And-Bd-700-2a13-Airplane-Flight-Envelope-ProtectionThese special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier) Model BD-700-2A12 and BD-700-2A13 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 will use a fly-by- wire electronic flight control system (EFCS) that will prevent the flight crew from inadvertently or intentionally exceeding the positive or negative airplane limit-load-factor. 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.
03/21/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentSpecial Conditions: Bombardier Inc. Model BD-700-2A12 and BD-700-2A13 Series Airplanes; Synthetic Vision System on Head-Up DisplayThese special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier) Model BD-700-2A12 and BD-700-2A13 series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the...2018-05650FR-Doc-2018-05650Special-Conditions-Bombardier-Inc-Model-Bd-700-2a12-And-Bd-700-2a13-Series-Airplanes-SyntheticThese special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier) Model BD-700-2A12 and BD-700-2A13 series airplanes. These airplanes 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. These airplanes incorporate a novel or unusual design feature associated with a synthetic vision system (SVS) that displays video imagery on the head-up display (HUD). 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.
03/20/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentModification to Restricted Areas R-2501E, R-2501N, R-2501W, and R-2501S; Bullion Mountains, CAThis action amends the internal subdivision of R-2501 at United States Marine Corps (USMC) Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, CA. Restricted Areas R-2501E, R-2501N, R-2501S, and R-2501W; Bullion Mountains, CA will be deleted and reestablished...2018-05586FR-Doc-2018-05586Modification-To-Restricted-Areas-R-2501e-R-2501n-R-2501w-And-R-2501s-Bullion-Mountains-CaThis action amends the internal subdivision of R-2501 at United States Marine Corps (USMC) Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, CA. Restricted Areas R-2501E, R-2501N, R-2501S, and R-2501W; Bullion Mountains, CA will be deleted and reestablished as restricted areas R-2501A, R-2501B, R-2501C, R-2501D, and R-2501E. This action does not alter the overall vertical or lateral boundary of the restricted area complex, designated altitudes, times of designation, controlling agency, using agency, or activities conducted within the Twentynine Palms complex.
03/19/2018RuleDEPARTMENT 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 the aviation authority of another country to identify and...2018-05355FR-Doc-2018-05355Airworthiness-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 the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as the possibility for the control column to snag on the cockpit control tee handles on certain airplanes. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
03/19/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl Model P2006T airplanes. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of...2018-05138FR-Doc-2018-05138Airworthiness-Directives-Costruzioni-Aeronautiche-Tecnam-Srl-AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl Model P2006T airplanes. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and address 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 proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
03/19/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-300 and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that fatigue cracks were found in the lower wing skin of an airplane with winglets...2018-05016FR-Doc-2018-05016Airworthiness-Directives-The-Boeing-Company-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-300 and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that fatigue cracks were found in the lower wing skin of an airplane with winglets installed. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the lower wing skin, and repair if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
03/16/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentSpecial Conditions: Honda Aircraft Company, Inc., HA-420 Airplane; Single-Place Side-Facing Lavatory Seat Dynamic TestThese special conditions are issued for the Honda Aircraft Company, Inc., HA-420 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with a single-place side-facing seat in the lavatory that can be used as a passenger seat...2018-05321FR-Doc-2018-05321Special-Conditions-Honda-Aircraft-Company-Inc-Ha-420-Airplane-Single-Place-Side-Facing-Lavatory-SeatThese special conditions are issued for the Honda Aircraft Company, Inc., HA-420 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with a single-place side-facing seat in the lavatory that can be used as a passenger seat during taxi, takeoff, and landing. 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.
03/15/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Twin Falls, IDThis action modifies Class E airspace designated as an extension, and modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Joslin Field-Magic Valley Regional Airport, Twin Falls, ID. Also, the part-time Notice to Airmen (NOTAM)...2018-05050FR-Doc-2018-05050Amendment-Of-Class-D-And-Class-E-Airspace-Twin-Falls-IdThis action modifies Class E airspace designated as an extension, and modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Joslin Field-Magic Valley Regional Airport, Twin Falls, ID. Also, the part-time Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) status is removed from Class E airspace designated as an extension. Additionally, an editorial change is made to the Class D airspace, Class E surface airspace, and Class E extension airspace legal descriptions replacing ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement.'' Also, this action removes the words ``Twin Falls'' from the airport name in the airspace designations for Class D and E airspace. These actions are necessary to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
03/15/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B16 (CL-604 Variant) airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of in-flight uncommanded rudder movements on airplanes with an installation similar to the...2018-05021FR-Doc-2018-05021Airworthiness-Directives-Bombardier-Inc-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B16 (CL-604 Variant) airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of in-flight uncommanded rudder movements on airplanes with an installation similar to the installation on certain Model CL-600-2B16 (CL-604 Variant) airplanes. This AD requires modification of the wiring harness for the yaw damper control system. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
03/15/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class E Airspace; Massena, NYThis action amends Class E surface airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Massena, NY, as the Massena collocated VHF omnidirectional range tactical air navigation system (VORTAC) has been decommissioned,...2018-05045FR-Doc-2018-05045Amendment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Massena-NyThis action amends Class E surface airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Massena, NY, as the Massena collocated VHF omnidirectional range tactical air navigation system (VORTAC) has been decommissioned, requiring airspace reconfiguration at Massena International-Richards Field Airport. 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 this airport.
03/15/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Altoona, PAThis action proposes to 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 would accommodate airspace reconfiguration due to the...2018-05052FR-Doc-2018-05052Proposed-Amendment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Altoona-PaThis action proposes to 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 would accommodate 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.
03/15/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2009-18-16, which applied to certain Airbus Model A310-203, -204, -221, -222, -304, -322, -324, and -325 airplanes. AD 2009-18-16 required an inspection for cracking of certain fastener holes on certain...2018-05018FR-Doc-2018-05018Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-AirplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2009-18-16, which applied to certain Airbus Model A310-203, -204, -221, -222, -304, -322, -324, and -325 airplanes. AD 2009-18-16 required an inspection for cracking of certain fastener holes on certain frames, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary; and modification of certain fastener holes. This new AD reduces the compliance times. This AD was prompted by the identification of a structural modification that falls within the scope of the work related to the extension of the service life of the affected airplanes and widespread fatigue damage evaluations. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
03/15/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Lewiston, IDThis actions amends controlled airspace at Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport, Lewiston, ID, by enlarging Class D airspace, and Class E surface airspace, and reducing Class E airspace designated as an extension, and Class E airspace extending upward...2018-05049FR-Doc-2018-05049Amendment-Of-Class-D-And-Class-E-Airspace-Lewiston-IdThis actions amends controlled airspace at Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport, Lewiston, ID, by enlarging Class D airspace, and Class E surface airspace, and reducing Class E airspace designated as an extension, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. Also, this action removes the part-time Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) status from Class E airspace designated as an extension. Additionally, an editorial change is made to the legal descriptions replacing ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement''. This action enhances safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
03/15/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentEstablishment of Class E Airspace, Yuma, COThis action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Yuma Municipal Airport, Yuma, CO, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) procedures at the airport. This action is necessary for the safety and management...2018-05047FR-Doc-2018-05047Establishment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Yuma-CoThis action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Yuma Municipal Airport, Yuma, CO, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) procedures at the airport. This action is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
03/15/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 757-200 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the side panel-to-frame attachments and frames...2018-05015FR-Doc-2018-05015Airworthiness-Directives-The-Boeing-Company-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 757-200 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the side panel-to-frame attachments and frames of the aft cargo compartment are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This AD requires an inspection of the side panel-to-frame attachments and frames to verify that certain modifications have been done, and applicable on-condition actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
03/15/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Mesquite, NVThis action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Mesquite Airport, Mesquite, NV, by enlarging the area southwest of the airport and updating the airport's geographic coordinates to match the FAA's...2018-05043FR-Doc-2018-05043Proposed-Amendment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Mesquite-NvThis action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Mesquite Airport, Mesquite, NV, by enlarging the area southwest of the airport and updating the airport's geographic coordinates to match the FAA's aeronautical database. These changes are necessary to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) procedures at this airport.
03/15/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class D Airspace; Appleton, WIThis action proposes to modify Class D airspace at Appleton International Airport (formerly Outagamie County Airport), Appleton, WI. The FAA is proposing this action due to the decommissioning of the GAMIE locator outer marker (LOM) and collocated...2018-05194FR-Doc-2018-05194Proposed-Amendment-Of-Class-D-Airspace-Appleton-WiThis action proposes to modify Class D airspace at Appleton International Airport (formerly Outagamie County Airport), Appleton, WI. The FAA is proposing this action 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 would enhance the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport. Also, the airport name and geographic coordinates would be adjusted to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Additionally, this action would replace the outdated term ``Airport/ Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement'' in the legal description, remove the city associated with the airport name in the airspace designation.
03/13/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Viking Air Limited Model DHC-3 airplanes. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify...2018-05012FR-Doc-2018-05012Airworthiness-Directives-Viking-Air-Limited-AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Viking Air Limited Model DHC-3 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 pitting corrosion on the shank of the wing strut attach bolts. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
03/13/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Restricted AreasR-2907C, R-2910B, R-2910C, andR-2910E; Pinecastle, FLThis action updates the controlling agency information for restricted areas R-2907C, R-2910B, R-2910C, and R-2910E; Pinecastle, FL. This is an administrative change to reflect the current organizations tasked with controlling agency responsibilities...2018-05041FR-Doc-2018-05041Amendment-Of-Restricted-Areasr-2907c-R-2910b-R-2910c-Andr-2910e-Pinecastle-FlThis action updates the controlling agency information for restricted areas R-2907C, R-2910B, R-2910C, and R-2910E; Pinecastle, FL. This is an administrative change to reflect the current organizations tasked with controlling agency responsibilities for the restricted areas. It does not affect the boundaries, designated altitudes, time of designation or activities conducted within the restricted areas.
03/12/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Duncan, OKThis action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Halliburton Field, Duncan, OK. The FAA is proposing this action as a result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Duncan VHF...2018-04925FR-Doc-2018-04925Proposed-Amendment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Duncan-OkThis action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Halliburton Field, Duncan, OK. The FAA is proposing this action as a result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Duncan VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program and the cancellation of the associated instrument procedures. The geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database, as well as an editorial change removing the city associated with the airport name in the airspace designation.
03/12/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentRevisions to Operational Requirements for the Use of Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS) and to Pilot Compartment View Requirements for Vision Systems; Correcting AmendmentThe FAA is correcting a final rule published on December 13, 2016. In that rule, the FAA amended its regulations to allow operators to use an enhanced flight vision system (EFVS) in lieu of natural vision to continue descending from 100 feet above the...2018-04888FR-Doc-2018-04888Revisions-To-Operational-Requirements-For-The-Use-Of-Enhanced-Flight-Vision-Systems-Efvs-And-ToThe FAA is correcting a final rule published on December 13, 2016. In that rule, the FAA amended its regulations to allow operators to use an enhanced flight vision system (EFVS) in lieu of natural vision to continue descending from 100 feet above the touchdown zone elevation (TDZE) to the runway and to land on certain straight-in instrument approach procedures (IAPs) under instrument flight rules (IFR). As part of the final rule, the FAA inadvertently removed some regulatory text. This document corrects that error. Additionally, this document corrects the same error in an amendatory instruction of the EFVS final rule to ensure the correction to the regulation is retained when the regulation is subsequently amended on March 13, 2018.
03/12/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentSpecial Conditions: Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation Model MRJ-200 Airplane; Interaction of Systems and StructuresThese special conditions are issued for the Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation (Mitsubishi) Model MRJ-200 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards...2018-04850FR-Doc-2018-04850Special-Conditions-Mitsubishi-Aircraft-Corporation-Model-Mrj-200-Airplane-Interaction-Of-Systems-AndThese special conditions are issued for the Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation (Mitsubishi) Model MRJ-200 airplane. 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 electronic flight-control systems and stability-augmentation systems that may affect the structural performance of the airplane. 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.
03/12/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. HelicoptersWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model AW189 helicopters. This AD requires inspecting and altering the emergency flotation system (EFS). This AD is prompted by a report of punctured EFS kits. The actions of...2018-04861FR-Doc-2018-04861Airworthiness-Directives-Agusta-Spa-HelicoptersWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model AW189 helicopters. This AD requires inspecting and altering the emergency flotation system (EFS). This AD is prompted by a report of punctured EFS kits. The actions of this AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these helicopters.
03/12/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. HelicoptersWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model AB412 and AB412 EP helicopters. This AD requires removing each shoulder harness seat belt comfort clip (comfort clip) and inspecting the seat belt shoulder harness....2018-04872FR-Doc-2018-04872Airworthiness-Directives-Agusta-Spa-HelicoptersWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model AB412 and AB412 EP helicopters. This AD requires removing each shoulder harness seat belt comfort clip (comfort clip) and inspecting the seat belt shoulder harness. This AD is prompted by a report of a comfort clip interfering with the seat belt inertia reel. The actions of this AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these helicopters.
03/09/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus 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...2018-04727FR-Doc-2018-04727Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus 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 proposed 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 proposed AD would require modifying and re-identifying the aft engine mount assemblies. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
03/09/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., AirplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-11- 12, which applies to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-100-1A10 airplanes. AD 2013-11-12 requires inspecting for the correct serial number of a certain hydraulic system accumulator, and...2018-04719FR-Doc-2018-04719Airworthiness-Directives-Bombardier-Inc-AirplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-11- 12, which applies to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-100-1A10 airplanes. AD 2013-11-12 requires inspecting for the correct serial number of a certain hydraulic system accumulator, and replacing affected hydraulic system accumulators with new or serviceable accumulators. Since we issued AD 2013-11-12, we have determined that certain other hydraulic system accumulators must be modified or replaced and life limits must be added. This proposed AD would expand the applicability and require modifying or replacing certain hydraulic brake system accumulators. This proposed AD would also require revising the maintenance or inspection program to add life limits for the accumulators. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
03/09/2018RuleDEPARTMENT 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...2018-04583FR-Doc-2018-04583Standard-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.
03/09/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A320-214, -251N, and -271N airplanes. This AD requires an inspection for any damaged bolt and nut in each cargo fire extinguishing bottle installation, and replacement of any...2018-04646FR-Doc-2018-04646Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A320-214, -251N, and -271N airplanes. This AD requires an inspection for any damaged bolt and nut in each cargo fire extinguishing bottle installation, and replacement of any damaged bolt and nut. This AD was prompted by a report that a dynamometric key, previously used for installing the cargo fire extinguishing bottle system, was out of tolerance. As a result, an incorrect torque value may have been applied to the bolts maintaining the fire extinguishing bottles in place. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
03/09/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., AirplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-24- 03, which applies to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. AD 2016-24-03 requires repetitive detailed inspections of barrel nuts and cradles, a check of the bolt torque...2018-04720FR-Doc-2018-04720Airworthiness-Directives-Bombardier-Inc-AirplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-24- 03, which applies to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. AD 2016-24-03 requires repetitive detailed inspections of barrel nuts and cradles, a check of the bolt torque of the preload indicating (PLI) washers, and corrective actions if necessary. Since we issued AD 2016-24-03, the manufacturer has developed a modification that, when incorporated, terminates the repetitive inspections. This proposed AD would require modifying the airplane by installing a sealing disk to a certain location and replacing certain barrel nuts. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
03/09/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus HelicoptersWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model AS332C, AS332C1, AS332L, and AS332L1 helicopters. This AD requires inspecting the tail rotor (T/R) flapping hinge link (hinge) and reporting the results. This AD is...2018-04647FR-Doc-2018-04647Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-HelicoptersWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model AS332C, AS332C1, AS332L, and AS332L1 helicopters. This AD requires inspecting the tail rotor (T/R) flapping hinge link (hinge) and reporting the results. This AD is prompted by a report of a damaged flapping hinge link. The actions of this AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
03/09/2018RuleDEPARTMENT 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...2018-04584FR-Doc-2018-04584Standard-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.
03/08/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesThe FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to certain Airbus Model A330-200, -200 Freighter, and -300 series airplanes, and all Model A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 series airplanes. As...2018-04645FR-Doc-2018-04645Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-AirplanesThe FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to certain Airbus Model A330-200, -200 Freighter, and -300 series airplanes, and all Model A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 series airplanes. As published, six paragraph references located in three tables of that AD are incorrect. This document corrects the errors. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
03/08/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada HelicoptersWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada (BHTC) Model 429 helicopters. This proposed AD would require inspecting each main rotor pitch link rod end bearing assembly (bearing) for wear and play. This...2018-04651FR-Doc-2018-04651Airworthiness-Directives-Bell-Helicopter-Textron-Canada-HelicoptersWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada (BHTC) Model 429 helicopters. This proposed AD would require inspecting each main rotor pitch link rod end bearing assembly (bearing) for wear and play. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of worn bearings. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
03/08/2018RuleDEPARTMENT 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...2018-04266FR-Doc-2018-04266Airworthiness-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 incorrectly marked and annunciated low oil pressure indication warnings. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
03/08/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Limited AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pilatus Aircraft Limited Model PC-7 airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct...2018-04267FR-Doc-2018-04267Airworthiness-Directives-Pilatus-Aircraft-Limited-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pilatus Aircraft Limited Model PC-7 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 the brakes remaining activated after release of the brake pedal. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
03/08/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class E Airspace; Berlin, NHThis action amends Class E airspace at Berlin, NH, due to the addition of a localizer performance with vertical guidance function (LPV) to runway 18 being created for Berlin Regional Airport (formerly Berlin Municipal Airport). This action also updates...2018-04569FR-Doc-2018-04569Amendment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Berlin-NhThis action amends Class E airspace at Berlin, NH, due to the addition of a localizer performance with vertical guidance function (LPV) to runway 18 being created for Berlin Regional Airport (formerly Berlin Municipal Airport). This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
03/08/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class E Airspace; Moundsville, WVThis action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Marshall County Airport, Moundsville, WV, due to the FAA's reevaluation of the airspace. This amendment results in an increase from a 6.2-mile radius to a...2018-04575FR-Doc-2018-04575Amendment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Moundsville-WvThis action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Marshall County Airport, Moundsville, WV, due to the FAA's reevaluation of the airspace. This amendment results in an increase from a 6.2-mile radius to a 7.3-mile radius of the airport. 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.
03/08/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; GA 8 Airvan (Pty) Ltd AirplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-19-12 for GA 8 Airvan (Pty) Ltd Models GA8 and GA8-TC320 airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to...2018-04405FR-Doc-2018-04405Airworthiness-Directives-Ga-8-Airvan-Pty-Ltd-AirplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-19-12 for GA 8 Airvan (Pty) Ltd Models GA8 and GA8-TC320 airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and address an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as the fuel system integral sump tank not meeting FAA regulations. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
03/08/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation Department[Docket No. FAA-2017-1238; Airspace Docket No. 17-ASO-25] HEADProposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Kenansville, NCThis action proposes to amend 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....2018-04574FR-Doc-2018-04574Docket-No-Faa-2017-1238-Airspace-Docket-No-17-Aso-25-Headproposed-Amendment-Of-Class-E-AirspaceThis action proposes to amend 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 would update the geographic coordinates of this airport.
03/08/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentRevocation of Class E Airspace; Centerville, MDThis action removes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Centerville, MD. Because the Maryland State Police Trooper 6 Heliport has moved, controlled airspace is no longer required at this location. Another rulemaking...2018-04577FR-Doc-2018-04577Revocation-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Centerville-MdThis action removes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Centerville, MD. Because the Maryland State Police Trooper 6 Heliport has moved, controlled airspace is no longer required at this location. Another rulemaking will be forthcoming establishing controlled airspace at the heliport's new location.
03/08/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. Turbofan EnginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Honeywell International Inc. AS907 series turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by seven loss-of-thrust-control events attributed to water intrusion of the engine electronic control unit...2018-04614FR-Doc-2018-04614Airworthiness-Directives-Honeywell-International-Inc-Turbofan-EnginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Honeywell International Inc. AS907 series turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by seven loss-of-thrust-control events attributed to water intrusion of the engine electronic control unit (ECU). This AD requires applying sealant to identified areas of the ECU and requires inserting a copy of certain airplane operating procedures into the applicable flight manuals. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
03/08/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Quest Aircraft Design, LLC AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Quest Aircraft Design, LLC Model KODIAK 100 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracks found in certain nose landing gear forks. This proposed AD would require a one-time...2018-04650FR-Doc-2018-04650Airworthiness-Directives-Quest-Aircraft-Design-Llc-AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Quest Aircraft Design, LLC Model KODIAK 100 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracks found in certain nose landing gear forks. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection to determine if the affected nose landing gear fork is installed, repetitive inspections of the affected nose landing gear fork for cracks, repetitive inspections of the shimmy damper bracket for looseness if the affected nose landing gear fork is installed, and rework/replacement of parts as necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
03/07/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-09-12, which applied to certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes. AD 2016-09-12 required repetitive inspections of the bilge barriers located in the forward and aft cargo...2018-04261FR-Doc-2018-04261Airworthiness-Directives-The-Boeing-Company-AirplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-09-12, which applied to certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes. AD 2016-09-12 required repetitive inspections of the bilge barriers located in the forward and aft cargo compartments for disengaged decompression panels, and reinstalling any disengaged panels. This AD retains the actions required by AD 2016-09-12 and requires replacing the existing decompression panels with new panels and straps, which terminates the repetitive inspections. This AD also removes airplanes from the applicability. This AD was prompted by a terminating modification developed to address the unsafe condition. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
03/07/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE-FALCON 900, FALCON 900EX, FALCON 2000, and FALCON 2000EX airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of a loose screw on certain slat mechanical stop...2018-04260FR-Doc-2018-04260Airworthiness-Directives-Dassault-Aviation-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE-FALCON 900, FALCON 900EX, FALCON 2000, and FALCON 2000EX airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of a loose screw on certain slat mechanical stop assemblies, and punctures in certain fuel caps. This AD requires a one-time inspection, and corrective action if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
03/07/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A318-111 and -112 airplanes; Model A319-111, -112, -113, - 114, and -115 airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, and -214 airplanes; and Model A321-111, -112, -211, -212, and -213...2018-04265FR-Doc-2018-04265Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A318-111 and -112 airplanes; Model A319-111, -112, -113, - 114, and -115 airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, and -214 airplanes; and Model A321-111, -112, -211, -212, and -213 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of engine fan cowl door (FCD) losses on airplanes equipped with CFM56 engines due to operator failure to close the FCD during ground operations. This AD requires modification and re- identification, or replacement, of certain FCDs. This AD also requires installation of a placard. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
03/07/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a flight test report indicating that the crew oxygen masks in the flight deck did not deploy correctly. This AD...2018-04259FR-Doc-2018-04259Airworthiness-Directives-The-Boeing-Company-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a flight test report indicating that the crew oxygen masks in the flight deck did not deploy correctly. This AD requires an inspection at four locations in the flight deck to determine whether any crew oxygen mask having a certain part number is installed, and replacement of affected crew oxygen masks. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
03/06/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentRotorcraft Pilot Compartment ViewThe FAA is revising its rules for pilot compartment view to allow ground tests to demonstrate compliance for night operations. The requirement for night flight testing to demonstrate compliance is not necessary in every case. The revision will relieve...2018-04547FR-Doc-2018-04547Rotorcraft-Pilot-Compartment-ViewThe FAA is revising its rules for pilot compartment view to allow ground tests to demonstrate compliance for night operations. The requirement for night flight testing to demonstrate compliance is not necessary in every case. The revision will relieve the burden of performing a night flight test under certain conditions.
03/06/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Establishment of Canadian Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-705; Northeastern United StatesThe FAA is proposing to establish Canadian area navigation (RNAV) route T-705 in the Northeastern United States (U.S.). This proposal would extend the Canadian Route into U.S. airspace. The FAA is proposing this action at the request of NAVCANADA and...2018-04415FR-Doc-2018-04415Proposed-Establishment-Of-Canadian-Area-Navigation-Rnav-Route-T-705-Northeastern-United-StatesThe FAA is proposing to establish Canadian area navigation (RNAV) route T-705 in the Northeastern United States (U.S.). This proposal would extend the Canadian Route into U.S. airspace. The FAA is proposing this action at the request of NAVCANADA and the Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) 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).
03/06/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A., Turboshaft EnginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A., Arrius 2F turboshaft engines. This AD requires inspection and replacement of the magnetic heads installed on oil system electrical magnetic plugs. This AD...2018-04439FR-Doc-2018-04439Airworthiness-Directives-Safran-Helicopter-Engines-Sa-Turboshaft-EnginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A., Arrius 2F turboshaft engines. This AD requires inspection and replacement of the magnetic heads installed on oil system electrical magnetic plugs. This AD was prompted by reports from the manufacturer of a batch of non-conforming magnetic heads installed on electrical magnetic plugs. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
03/06/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Mineral Point, WIThis action proposes to amend Class E airspace designated as a surface area at Iowa County Airport, Mineral Point, WI, by removing the part-time language from the airspace description. The FAA is proposing this action to change the status from...2018-04416FR-Doc-2018-04416Proposed-Amendment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Mineral-Point-WiThis action proposes to amend Class E airspace designated as a surface area at Iowa County Airport, Mineral Point, WI, by removing the part-time language from the airspace description. The FAA is proposing this action to change the status from part-time to full-time at the request of Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). This action would also make an editorial change to the airspace description by removing the city from the airport name.
03/05/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAviation Safety Organization ChangesThe FAA Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) and Flight Standards Service (AFS) have reorganized to align with functional organization design concepts. The AIR reorganization included eliminating product directorates and restructuring and...2018-03374FR-Doc-2018-03374Aviation-Safety-Organization-ChangesThe FAA Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) and Flight Standards Service (AFS) have reorganized to align with functional organization design concepts. The AIR reorganization included eliminating product directorates and restructuring and re-designating field offices. The AFS reorganization included eliminating geographic regions, realigning headquarters organizations, and restructuring field offices. Currently, various rules in the Code of Federal Regulations refer to specific AIR and AFS offices that are obsolete after the reorganizations. This rule replaces specific references with generic references not dependent on any particular office structure. This rule does not impose any new obligations and is only intended to eliminate any confusion about with whom regulated entities and other persons should interact when complying with these various rules in the future.
03/05/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Jacksonville, NCThis action proposes to amend Class D airspace associated with New River Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS), at Jacksonville, NC, by establishing controlled airspace at Albert J. Ellis Airport. This proposal would provide the controlled airspace required...2018-04326FR-Doc-2018-04326Proposed-Amendment-Of-Class-D-And-E-Airspace-Jacksonville-NcThis action proposes to amend Class D airspace associated with New River Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS), at Jacksonville, NC, by establishing controlled airspace at Albert J. Ellis Airport. This proposal would 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 would update the geographic coordinates of New River MCAS in Class D and E airspace, replace the outdated term ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement'', and make an editorial change to the airspace designation.
03/05/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentSpecial Conditions: Textron Aviation, Inc., Model C90A King Air; Installation of Electronic Engine Control SystemThese special conditions are issued for the Textron Aviation, Inc., model C90A King Air airplane. This airplane as modified by Nextant Aerospace will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with installation of an engine that includes an...2018-04417FR-Doc-2018-04417Special-Conditions-Textron-Aviation-Inc-Model-C90a-King-Air-Installation-Of-Electronic-EngineThese special conditions are issued for the Textron Aviation, Inc., model C90A King Air airplane. This airplane as modified by Nextant Aerospace will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with installation of an engine that includes an electronic engine control system. 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.
03/05/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace; Pensacola, FL, and Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Milton, FLThis action proposes to amend 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...2018-04324FR-Doc-2018-04324Proposed-Amendment-Of-Class-D-Airspace-And-Class-E-Airspace-Pensacola-Fl-And-Proposed-EstablishmentThis action proposes to amend 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 would be 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 would be made to the Class D airspace legal description replacing ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement''. This action would enhance the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
03/05/2018RuleDEPARTMENT 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, -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of wire damage on a fuel boost pump power cable, and a separate report of a...2018-03824FR-Doc-2018-03824Airworthiness-Directives-The-Boeing-Company-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of wire damage on a fuel boost pump power cable, and a separate report of a fuel tank explosion on a similarly equipped airplane. This AD requires the installation of new shielded wire bundles and convoluted liners within fuel tank conduits, and revision of the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate certain airworthiness limitations (AWLs). We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
03/05/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-18- 01, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, - 700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. AD 2016-18-01 requires repetitive lubrication of the forward and aft...2018-04228FR-Doc-2018-04228Airworthiness-Directives-The-Boeing-Company-AirplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-18- 01, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, - 700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. AD 2016-18-01 requires repetitive lubrication of the forward and aft trunnion pin assemblies of the right and left main landing gears (MLGs); repetitive inspection of these assemblies for corrosion and chrome damage, and related investigative and corrective actions, if necessary; and installation of new or modified trunnion pin assembly components, which terminates the repetitive lubrication and repetitive inspections. Since we issued AD 2016-18-01, we have determined that rotable parts were not addressed in that AD and that all airplanes of the affected models, excluding those with a certain configuration, should be inspected to determine if affected MLG trunnion pin assemblies are installed. This proposed AD would therefore add airplanes to the applicability. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
03/05/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class E Airspace; Selinsgrove, PAThis action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in Selinsgrove, PA. A new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedure has been developed at Penn Valley Airport,...2018-04325FR-Doc-2018-04325Amendment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Selinsgrove-PaThis action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in Selinsgrove, PA. A new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedure has been developed at Penn Valley Airport, requiring airspace reconfiguration at the airport. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport.
03/02/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus HelicoptersWe are revising airworthiness directive (AD) 2018-01-12 for Airbus Helicopters Model AS350B3 helicopters to correct an error. As published, AD 2018-01-12 referenced an incorrect monostable toggle switch part number (P/N) in the preamble and regulatory...2018-03722FR-Doc-2018-03722Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-HelicoptersWe are revising airworthiness directive (AD) 2018-01-12 for Airbus Helicopters Model AS350B3 helicopters to correct an error. As published, AD 2018-01-12 referenced an incorrect monostable toggle switch part number (P/N) in the preamble and regulatory text. This document corrects the error. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
03/02/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 757 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the longitudinal lap splices of the fuselage...2018-04229FR-Doc-2018-04229Airworthiness-Directives-The-Boeing-Company-AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 757 airplanes. This proposed 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 proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the longitudinal lap splices of the fuselage skin for cracking and protruding fasteners, and applicable corrective actions. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
03/01/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus HelicoptersWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model AS332C, AS332C1, AS332L, AS332L1, AS332L2, and EC225LP helicopters. This AD requires inspecting the sliding cabin plug door (sliding door). This AD was prompted by the...2018-03928FR-Doc-2018-03928Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-HelicoptersWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model AS332C, AS332C1, AS332L, AS332L1, AS332L2, and EC225LP helicopters. This AD requires inspecting the sliding cabin plug door (sliding door). This AD was prompted by the failure of the sliding door's jettison mechanism due to corrosion. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition in these products.
03/01/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation AirplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-01- 07, which applies to all Dassault Aviation Model FAN JET FALCON airplanes, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes; Model MYSTERE-FALCON 200 airplanes; Model MYSTERE-FALCON 20-C5,...2018-04150FR-Doc-2018-04150Airworthiness-Directives-Dassault-Aviation-AirplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-01- 07, which applies to all Dassault Aviation Model FAN JET FALCON airplanes, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes; Model MYSTERE-FALCON 200 airplanes; Model MYSTERE-FALCON 20-C5, 20-D5, 20-E5, and 20-F5 airplanes; and MYSTERE-FALCON 50 airplanes. AD 2017-01-07 requires a functional test or check of the main entry door closure and warning system, and applicable door closing inspections, adjustments, operational tests, and corrective actions if necessary. Since we issued AD 2017-01-07, we have determined that the required actions must be repetitively performed to ensure continued safety. This proposed AD would require repetitive door closing inspections, adjustments, operational tests, and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
03/01/2018Proposed 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 arcing and smoke emanating from the windshields. This proposed AD would require a...2018-04149FR-Doc-2018-04149Airworthiness-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 arcing and smoke emanating from the windshields. This proposed AD would require 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 windshield heater terminal lugs and applying sealant to the windshield heater screw heads. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
03/01/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. HelicoptersWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta S.p.A. Model AB139 and Model AW139 helicopters. This AD requires inspecting the thickness of the tail gearbox (TGB) central housing (housing). This AD was prompted by reports that the...2018-03929FR-Doc-2018-03929Airworthiness-Directives-Agusta-Spa-HelicoptersWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta S.p.A. Model AB139 and Model AW139 helicopters. This AD requires inspecting the thickness of the tail gearbox (TGB) central housing (housing). This AD was prompted by reports that the housing thickness does not conform to its type design. The actions of this AD are intended to detect and correct an unsafe condition on these products.
02/28/2018RuleDEPARTMENT 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...2018-04082FR-Doc-2018-04082Ifr-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.
02/28/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; AgustaWestland S.p.A. HelicoptersWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain AgustaWestland S.p.A. (AgustaWestland) Model AW189 helicopters. This AD requires replacing the seal and filler wedges of all emergency exit windows. This AD was prompted by a report that...2018-03930FR-Doc-2018-03930Airworthiness-Directives-Agustawestland-Spa-HelicoptersWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain AgustaWestland S.p.A. (AgustaWestland) Model AW189 helicopters. This AD requires replacing the seal and filler wedges of all emergency exit windows. This AD was prompted by a report that some windows were improperly glued when installed. The actions of this AD are intended to correct an unsafe condition on these products.
02/28/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Flint, MI, and Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Owosso, MIThis action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Bishop International Airport, Flint, MI, and establish separate Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Owosso Community...2018-03958FR-Doc-2018-03958Proposed-Amendment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Flint-Mi-And-Proposed-Establishment-Of-Class-E-AirspaceThis action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Bishop International Airport, Flint, MI, and establish separate Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Owosso Community Airport, Owosso, MI. The FAA is proposing this action due to the closure of the Athelone Williams Memorial Airport, Davison, MI, which is included in the Flint, MI, airspace description, and the cancellation of the instrument approach procedures at the Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, MI, also included in the Flint, MI, airspace description, and to update the Bishop International Airport airspace and the Owosso Community Airport airspace to comply with FAA Order 7400.2L, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters. The geographic coordinates of the Bishop International Airport and Prices Airport, Linden, MI, would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
02/27/2018RuleDEPARTMENT 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 an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the gore web lap...2018-03600FR-Doc-2018-03600Airworthiness-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 an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the gore web lap splices of the aft pressure bulkhead are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This AD requires repetitive inspections of the gore webs, gore web lap splices, and repair webs, as applicable, of the aft pressure bulkhead, and applicable on-condition actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/27/2018RuleDEPARTMENT 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...2018-03527FR-Doc-2018-03527Standard-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.
02/27/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. AirplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-22-15, which applied to all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and Mark 0100 airplanes. AD 2012-22-15 required revising the maintenance program to incorporate the limitations, tasks,...2018-03430FR-Doc-2018-03430Airworthiness-Directives-Fokker-Services-Bv-AirplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-22-15, which applied to all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and Mark 0100 airplanes. AD 2012-22-15 required revising the maintenance program to incorporate the limitations, tasks, thresholds, and intervals specified in certain revised Fokker maintenance review board (MRB) documents. This new AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. This AD was prompted by new and more restrictive airworthiness limitations. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/27/2018RuleDEPARTMENT 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...2018-03528FR-Doc-2018-03528Standard-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.
02/27/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A319-112, A319-115, A320-214, A320-232, and A321-211 airplanes. This AD was prompted by in-service experience and further analysis, which showed that the galley 5 without...2018-03495FR-Doc-2018-03495Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A319-112, A319-115, A320-214, A320-232, and A321-211 airplanes. This AD was prompted by in-service experience and further analysis, which showed that the galley 5 without kick-load retainers, was unable to withstand the expected loading during several flight phases or in case of emergency landing. This AD requires modification of galley 5 trolley compartments by adding kick-load retainers. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/26/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace; Erie, PAThis action proposes to amend Class D airspace, Class E surface airspace, and Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area, by updating the name to Erie International Airport/Tom Ridge Field, Erie, PA. This action also proposes...2018-03655FR-Doc-2018-03655Proposed-Amendment-Of-Class-D-Airspace-And-Class-E-Airspace-Erie-PaThis action proposes to amend Class D airspace, Class E surface airspace, and Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area, by updating the name to Erie International Airport/Tom Ridge Field, Erie, PA. This action also proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in Erie, PA, by updating the name to St. Vincent Health Center Heliport. This action also would update the geographic coordinates of the airport and heliport, and would replace the outdated term ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement'' in the legal descriptions of associated Class D and E airspace to match the FAA's aeronautical database.
02/26/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-12- 09, for certain Airbus Model A330-200, -200 Freighter, and -300 series airplanes; and Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes. AD 2016-12-09 requires removing fasteners, doing a rototest...2018-03599FR-Doc-2018-03599Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-AirplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-12- 09, for certain Airbus Model A330-200, -200 Freighter, and -300 series airplanes; and Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes. AD 2016-12-09 requires removing fasteners, doing a rototest inspection of fastener holes, installing new fasteners, oversizing the holes and doing rototest inspections for cracks if necessary, and repairing any cracking that was found. Since we issued AD 2016-12-09, an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicates that certain fastener holes are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This proposed AD would add airplanes to the effectivity, add repetitive inspections of the fastener holes at frame (FR) 40, and, for certain airplanes, require a modification, which terminates the inspections. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/26/2018Proposed 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 reports that additional areas of Boeing Material Specification (BMS) 8-39...2018-03712FR-Doc-2018-03712Airworthiness-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 reports that additional areas of Boeing Material Specification (BMS) 8-39 flexible urethane foam were found during a routine inspection. This proposed AD would require an inspection for foam insulation on the dripshield above the overhead panel support structure and replacement if necessary. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD would also require replacement of foam insulation on the overhead panel support structure. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/26/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class E Airspace; Greenville, NCThis action amends Class E surface airspace at Greenville, NC, by removing Pitt County Memorial Hospital Heliport from the Class E surface area airspace associated with Pitt-Greenville Airport. Helicopters departing from the heliport must now receive...2018-03657FR-Doc-2018-03657Amendment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Greenville-NcThis action amends Class E surface airspace at Greenville, NC, by removing Pitt County Memorial Hospital Heliport from the Class E surface area airspace associated with Pitt-Greenville Airport. Helicopters departing from the heliport must now receive clearance. Consequently, the cut out from Class E surface airspace is no longer required. 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 under Class E surface airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth, to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
02/26/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Revocation of Class E Airspace; Crows Landing, CAThis action proposes to remove 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...2018-03659FR-Doc-2018-03659Proposed-Revocation-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Crows-Landing-CaThis action proposes to remove 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.
02/26/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace; Biloxi, MS, and Gulfport, MSThis action proposes to amend Class D airspace, Class E surface airspace, Class E airspace designated as an extension (by removing NOTAM part-time status), and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Keesler Air Force Base...2018-03660FR-Doc-2018-03660Proposed-Amendment-Of-Class-D-Airspace-And-Class-E-Airspace-Biloxi-Ms-And-Gulfport-MsThis action proposes to amend Class D airspace, Class E surface airspace, Class E airspace designated as an extension (by removing NOTAM part-time status), and 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 would be adjusted in the associated Class D and E airspace to match the FAA's aeronautical database. Also, an editorial change would be made to the Class E extension airspace legal descriptions replacing ``Airport/ Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement'' for these airports. This action would enhance the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports.
02/23/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for The Boeing Company Model 787 series airplanes powered by Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of failures of the inner fixed structure (IFS) forward upper...2018-03598FR-Doc-2018-03598Airworthiness-Directives-The-Boeing-Company-AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for The Boeing Company Model 787 series airplanes powered by Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines. This proposed 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 proposed AD would require an inspection to determine the part number of the IFS forward upper fire seal, and applicable on-condition actions. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/23/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-12-05, which applied to all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, - 300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. AD 2012-12-05 required repetitive inspections for cracking under the stop fittings...2018-03434FR-Doc-2018-03434Airworthiness-Directives-The-Boeing-Company-AirplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-12-05, which applied to all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, - 300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. AD 2012-12-05 required repetitive inspections for cracking under the stop fittings and intercostal flanges and for cracking of the intercostal web, attachment clips, stringer splice channels, frame, reinforcement angle, shear web, frame outer chord and inner chord; a one-time inspection to detect missing fasteners; repetitive inspections of the cargo barrier net fitting for cracking; repetitive inspections for cracking of the stringer S-15L aft intercostal; and repair or corrective action if necessary. For certain airplanes, this AD adds new repetitive inspections of certain areas of the frame inner chord, and applicable on-condition actions. This AD was prompted by reports of additional cracking in locations not covered by the inspections in AD 2012-12-05. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/23/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747- 200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a...2018-03429FR-Doc-2018-03429Airworthiness-Directives-The-Boeing-Company-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747- 200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of incidents involving fatigue cracking in transport category airplanes that are approaching or have exceeded their design service objective and a structural reevaluation by the manufacturer that identified additional structural elements that qualify as structural significant items (SSIs). This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to include inspections that will give no less than the required damage tolerance rating (DTR) for certain SSI, performing repetitive inspections to detect cracks of all SSIs, and repairing cracked structures if necessary. Additionally, this AD requires all cracks involving an SSI or related structure in close vicinity to the SSI to be reported to Boeing. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/23/2018RuleDEPARTMENT 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), CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900), and CL-600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series...2018-03438FR-Doc-2018-03438Airworthiness-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), CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900), and CL-600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. This AD was prompted by several incidents of electrical shorting and sparks caused by de-icing fluid leaks between flight deck windshields and side windows. This AD requires water spray tests and general visual inspections for water in the flight deck compartment, and water removal and sealant application if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/23/2018RuleDEPARTMENT 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 0100 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that a jammed control cable prevented the full extension of the nose landing gear (LG). This AD requires...2018-03437FR-Doc-2018-03437Airworthiness-Directives-Fokker-Services-Bv-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0100 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that a jammed control cable prevented the full extension of the nose landing gear (LG). This AD requires a general visual inspection of the LG handle teleflex cable conduit connector for the presence of a grease nipple, a maintenance records check of affected airplanes, a detailed inspection for corrosion and damage of the LG handle teleflex cable, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD also requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/22/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentSpecial Conditions: SWS Certification Services, Ltd., Boeing Model 747-8 Airplanes; Installation of an Overhead Passenger-Sleeping Compartment in the Main DeckThis action proposes special conditions for the Boeing Model 747-8 airplane. This airplane, as modified by SWS Certification Services, Ltd. (SWS), will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the...2018-03587FR-Doc-2018-03587Special-Conditions-Sws-Certification-Services-Ltd-Boeing-Model-747-8-Airplanes-Installation-Of-AnThis action proposes special conditions for the Boeing Model 747-8 airplane. This airplane, as modified by SWS Certification Services, Ltd. (SWS), 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 the installation of an overhead passenger-sleeping compartment in the main deck. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed 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.
02/21/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class E Airspace; Hanford, CAThis action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Hanford Municipal Airport, Hanford, CA, by enlarging the airspace to accommodate area navigation (RNAV) procedures at the airport, removing the Visalia VHF...2018-03409FR-Doc-2018-03409Amendment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Hanford-CaThis action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Hanford Municipal Airport, Hanford, CA, by enlarging the airspace to accommodate area navigation (RNAV) procedures at the airport, removing the Visalia VHF omnidirectional range/distance measuring equipment (VOR/DME) from the airspace description, and amending the geographic coordinates of the airport. This action also removes Blair Airport from the airport description as the airport no longer exists. This action is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
02/21/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace, and Removal of Class E Airspace; Lompoc, CAThis action proposes to amend Class D airspace, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and remove Class E airspace designated as an extension at Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB), Lompoc, CA. This action also proposes to...2018-03415FR-Doc-2018-03415Proposed-Amendment-Of-Class-D-And-Class-E-Airspace-And-Removal-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Lompoc-CaThis action proposes to amend Class D airspace, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and remove Class E airspace designated as an extension at Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB), Lompoc, CA. This action also proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Lompoc Airport, Lompoc, CA, by enlarging the airspace and removing the part- time Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) status. This action would also amend the geographic coordinates of the airports to match the FAA's aeronautical database. This action is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports. An editorial change would be made removing the city associated with the airport name in the airspace designator for Vandenberg AFB, as well as removing exclusionary language from the description. Additionally, this action would replace the outdated term ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement''.
02/21/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Removal of Class E Airspace; Mercury, NVThis action proposes to remove Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Desert Rock Airport, Mercury, NV. This airspace is not required, as there are no instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.2018-03405FR-Doc-2018-03405Proposed-Removal-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Mercury-NvThis action proposes to remove Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Desert Rock Airport, Mercury, NV. This airspace is not required, as there are no instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
02/21/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentEstablishment of Class E Airspace, Rangely, COThis action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Rangely Airport, Rangely, CO, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) procedures at the airport. This action ensures the safety and management of instrument...2018-03401FR-Doc-2018-03401Establishment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Rangely-CoThis action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Rangely Airport, Rangely, CO, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) procedures at the airport. This action ensures the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
02/21/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; AgustaWestland S.p.A. HelicoptersWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for AgustaWestland S.p.A. (AgustaWestland) Model AW189 helicopters. This proposed AD would require inspecting the tail gearbox (TGB) fitting for a crack. This proposed AD is prompted by a report of...2018-03494FR-Doc-2018-03494Airworthiness-Directives-Agustawestland-Spa-HelicoptersWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for AgustaWestland S.p.A. (AgustaWestland) Model AW189 helicopters. This proposed AD would require inspecting the tail gearbox (TGB) fitting for a crack. This proposed AD is prompted by a report of a crack on a TGB fitting that was found during a scheduled inspection. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
02/21/2018Proposed 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, -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracking in certain flanges, and the adjacent web, of the wing...2018-03433FR-Doc-2018-03433Airworthiness-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, -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracking in certain flanges, and the adjacent web, of the wing outboard flap track at certain positions. This proposed AD would require 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 proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/21/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Kamuela, HIThis action proposes to amend Class E surface area airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Waimea-Kohala Airport, Kamuela, HI. The part-time Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) status would be removed from Class E surface...2018-03411FR-Doc-2018-03411Proposed-Amendment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Kamuela-HiThis action proposes to amend Class E surface area airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Waimea-Kohala Airport, Kamuela, HI. The part-time Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) status would be removed from Class E surface area airspace, references to the Kamuela VOR/DME would be removed from all associated Class E airspace areas, and airspace boundaries would be modified to only that area necessary to contain instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. 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 would be made removing the airport name and replacing it with the city in the airspace designators for the above airspace areas.
02/21/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Aurora, ORThis action proposes to amend Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Aurora State Airport, Aurora, OR. After a biennial review the FAA found modification necessary to...2018-03408FR-Doc-2018-03408Proposed-Amendment-Of-Class-D-And-Class-E-Airspace-Aurora-OrThis action proposes to amend Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Aurora State Airport, Aurora, OR. After a biennial review the FAA found modification necessary to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. Additionally, an editorial change would be made removing the city associated with the airport name in the airspace designations. Also, this proposal would make an editorial change to the Class D airspace legal description replacing Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement.
02/21/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Revocation of Class E Airspace; Sunol, CAThis action proposes to remove Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Sunol, CA. This airspace is wholly contained within the Sacramento en route airspace area and duplication is not necessary.2018-03406FR-Doc-2018-03406Proposed-Revocation-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Sunol-CaThis action proposes to remove Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Sunol, CA. This airspace is wholly contained within the Sacramento en route airspace area and duplication is not necessary.
02/20/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-07- 07, for certain Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes. AD 2017-07-07 requires repetitive inspections of certain fastener holes, and related investigative...2018-03212FR-Doc-2018-03212Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-AirplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-07- 07, for certain Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes. AD 2017-07-07 requires repetitive inspections of certain fastener holes, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. Since we issued AD 2017-07-07, we have determined that certain other airplanes could also be affected by the unsafe condition specified in AD 2017-07-07. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2017-07-07 and expand the applicability. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/20/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Viking Air Limited Models DHC-6-1, DHC-6-100, DHC-6-200, DHC-6-300, and DHC-6- 400 airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation...2018-03329FR-Doc-2018-03329Airworthiness-Directives-Viking-Air-Limited-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Viking Air Limited Models DHC-6-1, DHC-6-100, DHC-6-200, DHC-6-300, and DHC-6- 400 airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and address an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as aileron cable wear; fouling at the wing root rib, fuselage skin, and wing root rib fairlead; and/or fraying of the cable from the root rib fairlead. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/16/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 757 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of bolt rotation in the engine drag fitting joint and fasteners heads; an inspection of the fastener...2018-03213FR-Doc-2018-03213Airworthiness-Directives-The-Boeing-Company-AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 757 airplanes. This proposed 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 proposed AD would require 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 proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/15/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A320-271N, A321-271N, and A321-272N airplanes. This AD requires de-pairing certain International Aero Engines (IAE) engines in order to continue to operate affected airplanes and...2018-03185FR-Doc-2018-03185Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A320-271N, A321-271N, and A321-272N airplanes. This AD requires de-pairing certain International Aero Engines (IAE) engines in order to continue to operate affected airplanes and discontinuing extended operations (ETOPS) for airplanes with at least one affected engine. This AD was prompted by reports of two engine in-flight shutdowns (IFSDs) and two rejected takeoffs. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/14/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-01- 02, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes. AD 2017-01-02 requires an inspection for discrepant inboard and outboard trailing edge flap rotary actuators....2018-03026FR-Doc-2018-03026Airworthiness-Directives-The-Boeing-Company-AirplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-01- 02, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes. AD 2017-01-02 requires an inspection for discrepant inboard and outboard trailing edge flap rotary actuators. Since we issued AD 2017-01-02, we have determined that it is necessary to revise the applicability to include additional airplanes, and to reduce the number of affected actuators. This proposed AD would continue to require an inspection of the inboard and outboard trailing edge flap rotary actuator for any discrepant rotary actuator, and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/14/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; GE Aviation Czech s.r.o. Turboprop EnginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GE Aviation Czech s.r.o. M601D-11, M601E-11, M601E-11A, M601E-11AS, M601E- 11S, and M601F turboprop engines. This AD requires removal of certain power turbine (PT) disks installed on the affected...2018-02994FR-Doc-2018-02994Airworthiness-Directives-Ge-Aviation-Czech-Sro-Turboprop-EnginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GE Aviation Czech s.r.o. M601D-11, M601E-11, M601E-11A, M601E-11AS, M601E- 11S, and M601F turboprop engines. This AD requires removal of certain power turbine (PT) disks installed on the affected engines. This AD was prompted by a design review by the manufacturer that determined PT rotors with certain disks have less overspeed margin than originally stated during product certification. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/13/2018RuleDEPARTMENT 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...2018-02681FR-Doc-2018-02681Standard-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.
02/13/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Various Aircraft Equipped With BRP-Rotax GmbH & Co KG 912 A Series EngineWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for various aircraft equipped with a BRP-Rotax GmbH & Co. KG (formerly BRP- Powertrain GmbH & Co. KG; Bombardier-Rotax GmbH & Co. KG; Bombardier- Rotax GmbH) 912 A series engine. This AD results from...2018-02747FR-Doc-2018-02747Airworthiness-Directives-Various-Aircraft-Equipped-With-Brp-Rotax-Gmbh-And-Co-Kg-912-A-Series-EngineWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for various aircraft equipped with a BRP-Rotax GmbH & Co. KG (formerly BRP- Powertrain GmbH & Co. KG; Bombardier-Rotax GmbH & Co. KG; Bombardier- Rotax GmbH) 912 A series engine. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and address an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as defective valve push-rod assemblies manufactured from June 8, 2016, through October 2, 2017. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/13/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turboprop EnginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain General Electric Company (GE) CT7-5A2, CT7-5A3, CT7-7A, CT7-7A1, CT7- 9B, CT7-9B1, CT7-9B2, CT7-9C and CT7-9C3 model turboprop engines. This AD requires initial and repetitive visual...2018-02917FR-Doc-2018-02917Airworthiness-Directives-General-Electric-Company-Turboprop-EnginesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain General Electric Company (GE) CT7-5A2, CT7-5A3, CT7-7A, CT7-7A1, CT7- 9B, CT7-9B1, CT7-9B2, CT7-9C and CT7-9C3 model turboprop engines. This AD requires initial and repetitive visual inspection and fluorescent- penetrant inspection (FPI) of the main propeller shaft. This AD was prompted by the failure of a main propeller shaft. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/13/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Textron Aviation Inc. AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Textron Aviation Inc. Models 401, 401A, 401B, 402, 402A, 402B, 402C, 411, 411A, 414, 414A 421, 421A, 421B, 421C, and 425 airplanes. This AD requires repetitively inspecting the left and the...2018-02551FR-Doc-2018-02551Airworthiness-Directives-Textron-Aviation-Inc-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Textron Aviation Inc. Models 401, 401A, 401B, 402, 402A, 402B, 402C, 411, 411A, 414, 414A 421, 421A, 421B, 421C, and 425 airplanes. This AD requires repetitively inspecting the left and the right forward lower carry through spar cap for cracks and replacing the carry through spar if cracks are found. This AD was prompted by a report of a fully cracked lower forward carry through spar cap found on an affected airplane. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/13/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that fuselage panels were manufactured with defects that could reduce panel fatigue limits. This AD...2018-02748FR-Doc-2018-02748Airworthiness-Directives-Dassault-Aviation-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that fuselage panels were manufactured with defects that could reduce panel fatigue limits. This AD requires a one-time inspection of the affected panels and repair if necessary, and for certain airplanes, installation of a stiffener. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/13/2018RuleDEPARTMENT 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...2018-02682FR-Doc-2018-02682Standard-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.
02/13/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Stemme AG GlidersWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-10-11 for Stemme AG Model Stemme S10-VT gliders (type certificate previously held by Stemme GmbH & Co. KG). This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an...2018-02749FR-Doc-2018-02749Airworthiness-Directives-Stemme-Ag-GlidersWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-10-11 for Stemme AG Model Stemme S10-VT gliders (type certificate previously held by Stemme GmbH & Co. KG). This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and address an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as certain propeller front transmission gear wheels having insufficient material strength because of improper heat treatment during manufacturing. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products and to add Stemme AG Model Stemme S 12 gliders to the Applicability section.
02/13/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Aeroclubul Romaniei GlidersWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Aeroclubul Romaniei Model IS-28B2 gliders. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an...2018-02601FR-Doc-2018-02601Airworthiness-Directives-Aeroclubul-Romaniei-GlidersWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Aeroclubul Romaniei Model IS-28B2 gliders. 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 cracks at stringers in the rear fuselage of several Model IS-28B2 gliders. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/13/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Textron Aviation Inc. AirplanesThe FAA is correcting a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that published in the Federal Register. That NPRM applies to certain Textron Aviation Inc. Models 172N, 172P, 172Q, 172RG, F172N, F172P, FR172K, R172K, 182E, 182F, 182G, 182H, 182J, 182K,...2018-02881FR-Doc-2018-02881Airworthiness-Directives-Textron-Aviation-Inc-AirplanesThe FAA is correcting a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that published in the Federal Register. That NPRM applies to certain Textron Aviation Inc. Models 172N, 172P, 172Q, 172RG, F172N, F172P, FR172K, R172K, 182E, 182F, 182G, 182H, 182J, 182K, 182L, 182M, 182N, 182P, 182Q, 182R, T182, F182P, F182Q, F182RG, R182, TR182, 206, P206/ TP206, U206/TU206, 207/T207, 210-5 (205), 210-5A (205A), 210B, 210C, 210D, 210E, 210F, and T210F airplanes. The Docket No. throughout the document is incorrect. This document corrects that error. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
02/13/2018RuleDEPARTMENT 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 the aviation authority of another country to identify and...2018-02611FR-Doc-2018-02611Airworthiness-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 the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as non-conforming fuel tank caps, which could lead to fuel loss during flight. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/13/2018RuleDEPARTMENT 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 the aviation authority of another country to identify and...2018-02604FR-Doc-2018-02604Airworthiness-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 the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as abrasion damage of components or wiring behind the instrument panel. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/13/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; North Central United StatesThe FAA is amending four high altitude Area Navigation (RNAV) Q-routes (Q-140, Q-818, Q-935, and Q-947) that cross the United States (U.S.)/Canada border in the north central U.S. This action updates the latitude/longitude coordinates for three...2018-02808FR-Doc-2018-02808Amendment-Of-Multiple-Air-Traffic-Service-Ats-Routes-North-Central-United-StatesThe FAA is amending four high altitude Area Navigation (RNAV) Q-routes (Q-140, Q-818, Q-935, and Q-947) that cross the United States (U.S.)/Canada border in the north central U.S. This action updates the latitude/longitude coordinates for three Canadian waypoints listed in the Q-route descriptions contained in the FAA aeronautical database to match the Canadian aeronautical database source information.
02/12/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 757-300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of scribe line damage on fuselage skin. This AD requires detailed inspections of fuselage skin for the...2018-02358FR-Doc-2018-02358Airworthiness-Directives-The-Boeing-Company-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 757-300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of scribe line damage on fuselage skin. This AD requires detailed inspections of fuselage skin for the presence of scribe lines, and applicable on-condition actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/12/2018RuleDEPARTMENT 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)...2018-02356FR-Doc-2018-02356Airworthiness-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 a report of rudder yoke components that had not been properly inspected at the supplier. This AD requires replacement of the left and right rudder yoke assemblies. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/12/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation AirplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-24- 06, which applies to certain Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model GVI airplanes. AD 2015-24-06 requires repetitive breakaway torque checks and torqueing of the main landing gear (MLG)...2018-02612FR-Doc-2018-02612Airworthiness-Directives-Gulfstream-Aerospace-Corporation-AirplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-24- 06, which applies to certain Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model GVI airplanes. AD 2015-24-06 requires 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. Since we issued AD 2015-24-06, a modification of the MLG and brake assembly has been developed that when incorporated would terminate the need for the repetitive actions of AD 2015-24-06. This proposed AD would require modifying the MLG and brake assembly. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/12/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330-300 series airplanes. This AD requires contacting the FAA to obtain instructions for addressing the unsafe condition on these products, and doing the actions specified in...2018-02751FR-Doc-2018-02751Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330-300 series airplanes. This AD requires contacting the FAA to obtain instructions for addressing the unsafe condition on these products, and doing the actions specified in those instructions. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that a pipe of the fire extinguishing system in the forward cargo compartment was too long, and therefore could be installed only under stress, which applies pressure to the pipe clamp. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/12/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan EnginesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) BR700-710A2-20 and BR700-710C4-11 turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of deterioration of the intumescent heat resistant...2018-02600FR-Doc-2018-02600Airworthiness-Directives-Rolls-Royce-Deutschland-Ltd-And-Co-Kg-Turbofan-EnginesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) BR700-710A2-20 and BR700-710C4-11 turbofan engines. This proposed 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 proposed AD would require replacement of affected EEC firebox assembly parts with improved parts, which have a more durable paint system. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/12/2018RuleDEPARTMENT 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, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and Model A321- 111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and...2018-02359FR-Doc-2018-02359Airworthiness-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, -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 fatigue damage in the structure for the door stop fittings on certain fuselage frames (FR). This AD requires repetitive rototest inspections for cracking of the fastener holes in certain door stop fittings, and repair if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/12/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330-202, -203, -223, and -243 airplanes. This AD requires contacting the FAA to obtain instructions for addressing the unsafe condition on these products, and doing the...2018-02750FR-Doc-2018-02750Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330-202, -203, -223, and -243 airplanes. This AD requires contacting the FAA to obtain instructions for addressing the unsafe condition on these products, and doing the actions specified in those instructions. This AD was prompted by a design review of the airplane configuration incorporating certain fire extinguisher bottles and an optional galley cooling rack installation, which revealed that the air cooling rack is installed too close to the supply hose of a high rate fire extinguishing bottle. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/12/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe propose to adopt 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 proposed AD was prompted by reports of battery retaining rod...2018-02754FR-Doc-2018-02754Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-AirplanesWe propose to adopt 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 proposed AD was prompted by reports of battery retaining rod failures due to quality defects of the material used during parts manufacturing. This proposed AD would require a detailed inspection of the battery retaining rods to identify the rod manufacturer, replacement of the battery retaining rods with serviceable rods if necessary, and the addition of the applicable service information label on each rod if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/12/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; DG Flugzeugbau GmbH GlidersWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-11- 03 for DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Model DG-500MB gliders that are equipped with a Solo 2625 02 engine modified with a fuel injection system following the instructions of Solo Kleinmoteren GmbH...2018-02608FR-Doc-2018-02608Airworthiness-Directives-Dg-Flugzeugbau-Gmbh-GlidersWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-11- 03 for DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Model DG-500MB gliders that are equipped with a Solo 2625 02 engine modified with a fuel injection system following the instructions of Solo Kleinmoteren GmbH Technische Mitteilung (TM)/Service Bulletin (SB) 4600-3 ``Fuel Injection System'' and identified as Solo 2625 02i. 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 failure of the connecting rod bearing resulting from too much load on the rod bearings from the engine control unit. This proposed AD adds DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Model DG-1000M gliders equipped with Solo 2625 02i engines to the applicability. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/12/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Revocation of Class E Airspace; Seven Springs, PA, and Somerset, PAThis action proposes to remove Class E airspace at Seven Springs, PA, as Seven Springs Borough Airport has been abandoned, and controlled airspace is no longer required. This proposal would also remove reference to the Seven Springs, PA, Class E...2018-02556FR-Doc-2018-02556Proposed-Revocation-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Seven-Springs-Pa-And-Somerset-PaThis action proposes to remove Class E airspace at Seven Springs, PA, as Seven Springs Borough Airport has been abandoned, and controlled airspace is no longer required. This proposal would also remove reference to the Seven Springs, PA, Class E airspace area from the Somerset County Airport, Somerset, PA, description, and update the geographic coordinates of Somerset County Airport to coincide with the FAA's database. This action would enhance the safety and management of controlled airspace within the national airspace system.
02/12/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace; Greenwood, MSThis action proposes to amend Class D airspace, and Class E surface area airspace at Greenwood-Leflore Airport, Greenwood, MS, by making an editorial change to the legal descriptions replacing ``Airport-Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart...2018-02555FR-Doc-2018-02555Proposed-Amendment-Of-Class-D-Airspace-And-Class-E-Airspace-Greenwood-MsThis action proposes to amend Class D airspace, and Class E surface area airspace at Greenwood-Leflore Airport, Greenwood, MS, by making an editorial change to the legal descriptions replacing ``Airport-Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement.'' This proposal also would remove the part-time Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) status from Class E airspace designated as an extension. 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 in the Class designations noted in this proposal to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
02/09/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Rosemount Aerospace, Inc. Pitot ProbesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Rosemount Aerospace Model 851AK pitot probes that were repaired by CSI Aerospace, Inc. between January 2013 and July 2014 that are installed on airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that...2018-02550FR-Doc-2018-02550Airworthiness-Directives-Rosemount-Aerospace-Inc-Pitot-ProbesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Rosemount Aerospace Model 851AK pitot probes that were repaired by CSI Aerospace, Inc. between January 2013 and July 2014 that are installed on airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that certain pitot probes are indicating the wrong airspeed during flight. This AD requires inspecting the airplane to determine the number of affected pitot probes installed and replacing the affected pitot probes. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/09/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-12-12 and AD 2013-16-26, which applied to all Airbus Model A330-200, A330-200 Freighter, A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes. AD 2012- 12-12 required repetitive inspections of the outer...2018-01803FR-Doc-2018-01803Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-AirplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-12-12 and AD 2013-16-26, which applied to all Airbus Model A330-200, A330-200 Freighter, A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes. AD 2012- 12-12 required repetitive inspections of the outer skin rivets of the cargo doors, repair if necessary, and other repetitive inspections. AD 2013-16-26 required repetitive inspections of certain cargo doors, and repair if necessary. This new AD continues to require repetitive inspections, and repair if necessary. This new AD revises the applicability; adds a one-time inspection and adjustment of certain hook gaps; reinforcement of the door frame structure; related investigative and corrective actions if necessary; and a modification, which allows deferring reinforcement of the cargo door structure. This AD was prompted by a determination that a new inspection procedure is necessary to address the unsafe condition. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/09/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentEstablishment of Class E Airspace; Johnson City, TNThis action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Johnson City, TN, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures (SIAPs) serving Johnson...2018-02324FR-Doc-2018-02324Establishment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Johnson-City-TnThis action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Johnson City, TN, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures (SIAPs) serving Johnson City Medical Center Heliport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the heliport.
02/09/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Hamilton, NYThis action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Hamilton Municipal Airport (formerly Elisha Payne Airport), Hamilton, NY, to accommodate airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of the Georgetown VHF omni-directional radio range tactical...2018-02143FR-Doc-2018-02143Proposed-Amendment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Hamilton-NyThis action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Hamilton Municipal Airport (formerly Elisha Payne Airport), Hamilton, NY, to accommodate airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of the Georgetown VHF omni-directional radio range tactical air navigation aid (VORTAC), and cancellation of the VORTAC approach. 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, and update the airport name.
02/09/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., AirplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-05- 28, for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. AD 2014-05-28 requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable. Since we issued AD 2014-05-28, we...2018-02198FR-Doc-2018-02198Airworthiness-Directives-Bombardier-Inc-AirplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-05- 28, for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. AD 2014-05-28 requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable. Since we issued AD 2014-05-28, we have determined 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. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/09/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 767-300 and -300F series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of fatigue cracking in the lower outboard wing skin at the farthest outboard...2018-02197FR-Doc-2018-02197Airworthiness-Directives-The-Boeing-Company-AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 767-300 and -300F series airplanes. This proposed 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 proposed AD would require 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 proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/09/2018RuleDEPARTMENT 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 of corrosion in the aft fuselage. This AD requires a one-time review of the...2018-01807FR-Doc-2018-01807Airworthiness-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 of corrosion in the aft fuselage. This AD requires a one-time review of the operator's maintenance procedures, repetitive detailed internal and external inspections for corrosion or cracking, and applicable on-condition actions. This AD also includes an optional terminating action for the inspections. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/09/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentProposed Amendment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace, and Removal of Class E Airspace; Binghamton, NYThis action proposes to amend Class D airspace, Class E surface airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface; and remove Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area; at Greater Binghamton...2018-02140FR-Doc-2018-02140Proposed-Amendment-Of-Class-D-Airspace-And-Class-E-Airspace-And-Removal-Of-Class-E-AirspaceThis action proposes to amend Class D airspace, Class E surface airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface; and remove 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 would accommodate 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 would update the geographic coordinates of the airport, and correct the airport's name. Additionally, this action would replace the outdated term ``Airport/ Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement'' in Class D and E surface airspace descriptions.
02/09/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class D and E Airspace for the Following Missouri Towns; Cape Girardeau, MO; St. Louis, MO; and Macon, MOThis action modifies Class D airspace at Spirit of St. Louis Airport, St. Louis, MO; Class E airspace designated as a surface area at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, Cape Girardeau, MO, and Spirit of St. Louis Airport; Class E airspace designated as...2018-02139FR-Doc-2018-02139Amendment-Of-Class-D-And-E-Airspace-For-The-Following-Missouri-Towns-Cape-Girardeau-Mo-St-Louis-MoThis action modifies Class D airspace at Spirit of St. Louis Airport, St. Louis, MO; Class E airspace designated as a surface area at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, Cape Girardeau, MO, and Spirit of St. Louis Airport; Class E airspace designated as an extension at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport; and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, Spirit of St. Louis Airport, and Macon-Fower Memorial Airport, Macon, MO. Cancellation of standard instrument approach procedures at these airports prompted the FAA to conduct a review of the airspace. Additionally, the name of Cape Girardeau Regional Airport (formerly Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport) and the geographic coordinates of St. Louis Regional Airport; Alton/St. Louis, IL; the OBLIO Locator Outer Marker (LOM); and the Macon-Fower Memorial Airport are being adjusted to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. The airspace designation for Macon-Fower, MO, in Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface is being removed as it is a duplicate entry of the Macon, MO, airspace designation.
02/09/2018Proposed 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 reports of cracks found in the rear spar web and lower chord on the...2018-02193FR-Doc-2018-02193Airworthiness-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 reports of cracks found in the rear spar web and lower chord on the left and right wings. This proposed AD would require repetitive detailed inspections for cracking of the rear spar web and lower chord, and applicable on- condition actions. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/09/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentEstablishment of Class E Airspace, Spanish Fork, UTThis action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Spanish Fork Airport Springville- Woodhouse Field, Spanish Fork, UT, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) procedures at the airport. This action ensures...2018-02325FR-Doc-2018-02325Establishment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Spanish-Fork-UtThis action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Spanish Fork Airport Springville- Woodhouse Field, Spanish Fork, UT, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) procedures at the airport. This action ensures the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
02/09/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 787 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports that, under certain conditions, the automatic dependent surveillance--broadcast (ADS-B) out function...2018-02199FR-Doc-2018-02199Airworthiness-Directives-The-Boeing-Company-AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 787 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports that, under certain conditions, the automatic dependent surveillance--broadcast (ADS-B) out function and air traffic control/traffic alert and collision avoidance system (ATC/TCAS) functions can transmit incorrect data. This proposed AD would require an inspection or records review to determine if certain software is installed, the installation of new software for the integrated surveillance system (ISS) operational program software (OPS) if necessary, a software check, and applicable on-condition actions. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD would also require the installation of new software for the ISS OPS and the displays and crew alerting (DCA) database. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/09/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentRevocation of Class E Airspace; Pulaski, WIThis action removes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Carter Airport, Pulaski, WI. The FAA is proposing this action due to the cancellation of the instrument procedures into the airport, resulting in the airport no...2018-02137FR-Doc-2018-02137Revocation-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Pulaski-WiThis action removes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Carter Airport, Pulaski, WI. The FAA is proposing this action due to the cancellation of the instrument procedures into the airport, resulting in the airport no longer qualifying for controlled airspace.
02/08/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-23- 01, which applies to all Airbus Model A310 series airplanes. AD 2016- 23-01 requires repetitive detailed inspections for cracking around the fastener holes in certain areas of the wing top...2018-02084FR-Doc-2018-02084Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-AirplanesWe propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-23- 01, which applies to all Airbus Model A310 series airplanes. AD 2016- 23-01 requires repetitive detailed inspections for cracking around the fastener holes in certain areas of the wing top skin panels, supplemental repetitive ultrasonic inspections for cracking around the fastener holes in certain other areas of the wing top skin panels, and repair if necessary. Since we issued AD 2016-23-01, an evaluation done by the design approval holder (DAH) indicates that the wing top skin panel attachment holes at a certain area are also subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This proposed AD would add an inspection and modification of the attachment holes of the wing top skin panels at a certain area. This proposed AD also includes terminating action for certain inspections. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/08/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAmendment of Class E Airspace; Fort Scott, KS; and Phillipsburg, KSThis action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Fort Scott Municipal Airport, Fort Scott, KS, and Phillipsburg Municipal Airport, Phillipsburg, KS. This action is required due to the decommissioning of the Fort...2018-02136FR-Doc-2018-02136Amendment-Of-Class-E-Airspace-Fort-Scott-Ks-And-Phillipsburg-KsThis action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Fort Scott Municipal Airport, Fort Scott, KS, and Phillipsburg Municipal Airport, Phillipsburg, KS. This action is required due to the decommissioning of the Fort Scott non- directional radio beacon (NDB) and the Phillipsburg NDB, and the cancellation of the associated instrument approach procedures. This action enhances the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports.
02/08/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentModification of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Western United StatesThis action modifies VOR Federal Airways V-113 and V-244 which caused navigational aid gaps due to the decommissioning of Manteca and Maxwell VORs.2018-02133FR-Doc-2018-02133Modification-Of-Air-Traffic-Service-Ats-Routes-Western-United-StatesThis action modifies VOR Federal Airways V-113 and V-244 which caused navigational aid gaps due to the decommissioning of Manteca and Maxwell VORs.
02/08/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A310-203, -221, -222, -304, -322, -324, and -325 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a design approval holder (DAH) evaluation indicating that the outer wing lower...2018-02018FR-Doc-2018-02018Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A310-203, -221, -222, -304, -322, -324, and -325 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a design approval holder (DAH) evaluation indicating that the outer wing lower junction is subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This proposed AD would require modifying the fastener holes at certain locations, which includes related investigative actions and applicable corrective actions. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/08/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-1A11 (CL-600), CL-600-2A12 (CL- 601 Variant), and CL-600-2B16 (CL-601-3A, CL-601-3R, and CL-604 Variants) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a...2018-02088FR-Doc-2018-02088Airworthiness-Directives-Bombardier-Inc-AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-1A11 (CL-600), CL-600-2A12 (CL- 601 Variant), and CL-600-2B16 (CL-601-3A, CL-601-3R, and CL-604 Variants) airplanes. This proposed 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 proposed AD would require 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 proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/08/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 727 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by significant changes made to the airworthiness limitations (AWLs) related to fuel tank ignition prevention. This...2018-02085FR-Doc-2018-02085Airworthiness-Directives-The-Boeing-Company-AirplanesWe propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 727 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by significant changes made to the airworthiness limitations (AWLs) related to fuel tank ignition prevention. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate the latest revision of the AWLs. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/08/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; 328 Support Services GmbH (Type Certificate Previously Held by AvCraft Aerospace GmbH; Fairchild Dornier GmbH; Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH) AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 328 Support Services GmbH Model 328-300 airplanes. This AD requires contacting the FAA to obtain instructions for addressing the unsafe condition on these products, and doing the actions...2018-02016FR-Doc-2018-02016Airworthiness-Directives-328-Support-Services-Gmbh-Type-Certificate-Previously-Held-By-AvcraftWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 328 Support Services GmbH Model 328-300 airplanes. This AD requires contacting the FAA to obtain instructions for addressing the unsafe condition on these products, and doing the actions specified in those instructions. This AD was prompted by a determination that incomplete inspection instructions exist for the skin under outer and inner doublers left installed after the removal of a certain data link system. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/07/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-02-18, which applied to all Airbus Model A330-201, -202, -203, -301, -302, and -303 airplanes. AD 2015-02-18 required a one-time ultrasonic inspection for fractures of all aft mount-pylon bolts of...2018-02350FR-Doc-2018-02350Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-AirplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-02-18, which applied to all Airbus Model A330-201, -202, -203, -301, -302, and -303 airplanes. AD 2015-02-18 required a one-time ultrasonic inspection for fractures of all aft mount-pylon bolts of each engine. This new AD was prompted by the failure of a bolt on the aft engine mount upper beam, which was found to be caused by inappropriate in-production upper beam installation. This AD requires contacting the FAA to obtain instructions for addressing the unsafe condition on these products, and doing the actions specified in those instructions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/07/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330-202, -203, -223, and -243 airplanes; and Model A340- 211, -212, -311, and -313 airplanes. This AD requires contacting the FAA to obtain instructions for addressing the...2018-02354FR-Doc-2018-02354Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330-202, -203, -223, and -243 airplanes; and Model A340- 211, -212, -311, and -313 airplanes. This AD requires contacting the FAA to obtain instructions for addressing the unsafe condition on these products, and doing the actions specified in those instructions. This AD was prompted by a report of a hard contact that was found between the constant speed motor/generator feeder line route 6G/6E and the optional cabin temperature control pipe on the upper shell between certain frames. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/07/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2005-19-28, which applied to certain Airbus Model A330-301, -321, -322, -341, and - 342 airplanes; and Model A340-200 and A340-300 series airplanes. AD 2005-19-28 required repetitive inspections for...2018-02352FR-Doc-2018-02352Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-AirplanesWe are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2005-19-28, which applied to certain Airbus Model A330-301, -321, -322, -341, and - 342 airplanes; and Model A340-200 and A340-300 series airplanes. AD 2005-19-28 required repetitive inspections for cracks in the aft face of the rear spar at the area adjacent to the bolt holes and the end of the build slot, and repair if necessary. AD 2005-19-28 also provided an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This new AD was prompted by the results of a new fatigue and damage tolerance assessment, which determined that several compliance thresholds and intervals needed to be reduced. This AD requires contacting the FAA to obtain instructions for addressing the unsafe condition on these products, and doing the actions specified in those instructions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
02/07/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentAirworthiness Directives; Airbus AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A321-211 and -231 airplanes. This AD requires contacting the FAA to obtain instructions for addressing the unsafe condition on these products, and doing the actions specified...2018-02357FR-Doc-2018-02357Airworthiness-Directives-Airbus-AirplanesWe are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A321-211 and -231 airplanes. This AD requires contacting the FAA to obtain instructions for addressing the unsafe condition on these products, and doing the actions specified in those instructions. This AD was prompted by a determination that the flat-headed pin at the upper attachment point of the overhead stowage compartments at a certain frame may not sustain the maximum weight load for each flight phase. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
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