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Amendment of Restricted Areas R-3004A and R-3004B and Establishment of R-3004C; Fort Gordon, GA
Document Number: 2017-20435
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the restricted areas at Fort Gordon, GA to further subdivide the vertical limits of the airspace. The designated altitudes for R-3004A and R-3004B are realigned and a new subarea, designated R-3004C, is established above R-3004B. The FAA is taking this action to allow for more efficient use of the airspace during periods when military activities only require restricted airspace below 3,500 feet MSL. The modifications are fully contained within the existing lateral and vertical boundaries of the restricted airspace.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Brainerd, MN
Document Number: 2017-20330
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending up to 700 feet above the surface at Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport (formerly Brainerd-Crow Wing County Regional Airport), Brainerd, MN. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Brainerd (BRD) VHF omnidirectional radio range tactical air navigation aid (VORTAC), and cancellation of the VOR approach. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport and the airport name in the Class E airspace. Additionally, an editorial change is made to the Class E surface area airspace legal description replacing Airport/ Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Charlotte, MI
Document Number: 2017-20329
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-09-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Fitch H. Beach Airport, Charlotte, MI. The FAA is proposing this action 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 VOR/TACAN is being decommissioned as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. This action would enhance safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport. Additionally, the geographic coordinates of the airport would be adjusted to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Airworthiness Directives; Zodiac Aerotechnics, Oxygen Mask Regulators
Document Number: 2017-20267
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-09-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Zodiac Aerotechnics oxygen mask regulators. This proposed AD was prompted by reports that certain silicon harness inflation hoses, installed on certain flight crew quick donning mask harnesses, have shown an unusually high premature rupture rate. This proposed AD would require inspection and replacement of oxygen mask regulator harness inflation hoses. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-20114
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2008-12-04, which applied to certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes. AD 2008-12-04 required various repetitive inspections to detect cracks along the chem-milled steps of the fuselage skin, and to detect missing or loose fasteners in the area of a certain preventive modification or repairs; replacement of the time-limited repair with a permanent repair, if applicable; and applicable corrective actions which would end certain repetitive inspections. This AD reduces the post-modification inspection compliance times, limits installation of the preventive modification to airplanes with fewer than 30,000 total flight cycles, and adds repetitive inspections for modified airplanes. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) that indicated that the upper skin panel at the chem-milled step above the lap joint is subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD) if the modification was installed after 30,000 total flight cycles. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-20047
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-07-09 for British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Jetstream Series 3101 and Jetstream Model 3201 airplanes. 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 both the need for newly added inspections for corrosion, which includes the door hinges/supporting structure and attachment bolts for the main spar joint and engine support, and inadequate existing instructions for inspection for corrosion for several areas including the rudder hinge location on the vertical stabilizer. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2017-19939
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model EC225LP helicopters. This AD requires modifying the emergency lubrication system (EMLUB). This AD was prompted by two incidents of emergency ditching after there was a warning of a loss of oil pressure and a false EMLUB failure. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Membership in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group
Document Number: 2017-20332
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
By Federal Register notice on July 28, 2017, the FAA and the National Park Service (NPS) invited interested persons to apply to fill three current vacancies on the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG). The notice invited interested persons to apply to fill the openings, all of which represent environmental concerns. This notice informs the public of the persons selected to fill these current openings.
Airworthiness Directives; Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co. Segelflugzeugbau Gliders
Document Number: 2017-20052
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co. Segelflugzeugbau Models ASH 25M and ASH 26E gliders. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as fatigue cracks found on the exhaust silencer. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-20051
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Models GIII (G-1159A), G-IV, and GIV-X airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that certain flap tracks were manufactured with the upper flange thickness less than design minimum. This proposed AD would require replacing any defective flap track. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class E Airspace, Soldotna, AK
Document Number: 2017-20042
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Soldotna Airport, Soldotna, AK. After review of the airspace, the FAA found redesign necessary due to procedure modifications. This action also removes reference to the Soldotna non-directional radio beacon (NDB) in the legal description and updates the geographic coordinates of the airport. This action enhances the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport and of aircraft within the National Airspace System.
Airworthiness Directives; GE Aviation Czech s.r.o. Turboprop Engines
Document Number: 2017-19969
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain GE Aviation Czech s.r.o. M601D-11, M601E-11, M601E-11A, M601E- 11AS, M601E-11S, and M601F turboprop engines. This proposed AD was prompted by a review that determined that certain power turbine (PT) rotors have less overspeed margin than originally declared during product certification. This proposed AD would require removal of the affected PT disks. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Corporation Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2017-19962
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Corporation (RRC) AE 3007A and AE 3007C model turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by an updated analysis that lowered the life limit of fan wheels installed on the affected engines. This proposed AD would require removal of the affected fan wheel at new, lower life limits. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2017-19961
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain General Electric Company (GE) CT7-8A and CT7-9B model turboshaft engines. This AD was prompted by reports from the manufacturer that the high-pressure compressor (HPC) impeller installed on these engines may have suffered from material degradation during the manufacturing process. This AD requires removal of the affected HPC impellers. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Milwaukee, WI
Document Number: 2017-19948
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Batten International Airport, Racine, WI, contained within the Milwaukee, WI, airspace description. The FAA is proposing this action due to the decommissioning of the Horlick 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Helicopters
Document Number: 2017-19945
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2017-07- 02 for Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model 269D and Model 269D Configuration A helicopters. AD 2017-07-02 currently requires reducing the life limit of and inspecting certain drive shafts. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2017-07-02 and propose repeating the inspections. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to detect and prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. Helicopters
Document Number: 2017-19943
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta S.p.A. Model AB139 and Model AW139 helicopters. This proposed AD would require inspecting the thickness of the tail gearbox (TGB) central housing (housing). This proposed AD is prompted by reports that the housing thickness does not conform to its type design. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to detect and correct an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-19767
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 757-200, -200PF, and -200CB series airplanes. This AD was prompted by an analysis of the cam support assemblies of the main cargo door (MCD) that indicated that the existing maintenance program for the cam support assemblies is not adequate to reliably detect cracks before two adjacent cam support assemblies could fail. This AD requires an inspection to determine part numbers, repetitive inspections to detect cracking of affected cam support assemblies of the MCD, and replacement if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-19766
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-17-02, which applied to certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 900EX and FALCON 2000EX airplanes. AD 2016-17-02 required revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to include procedures to follow when an airplane is operating in icing conditions. AD 2016-17-02 also provided optional actions after which the AFM revision may be removed from the AFM. Since we issued AD 2016-17-02, we have determined additional actions are necessary to address the identified unsafe condition. This new AD retains the requirement of AD 2016-17-02, and also requires a detailed inspection of the wing anti-ice system ducting (anti-ice pipes) for the presence of a diaphragm, and replacement of ducting or re- identification of the ducting part marking. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-19654
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting 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 AD was prompted by a new life limitation that has been introduced for the side brace fitting shaft and side brace-to-airplane fitting pin of the main landing gear (MLG). This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program. This AD also requires an inspection to identify the serial number, to serialize, and to record the accumulated life of the side brace fitting shaft of the MLG. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: R1-2017-19301
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-13-12, which applied to all Airbus Model A318 and A319 series airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and Model A321- 111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. AD 2017- 13-12 required modification or replacement of certain side stay assemblies of the main landing gear (MLG). This new AD clarifies the formatting of a figure in the published version of AD 2017-13-12. This new AD was prompted by reports indicating that affected parties misinterpreted the applicability of the affected part numbers due to the formatting of a figure in the published version of AD 2017-13-12, which could result in a negative effect on compliance. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: C1-2017-19250
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2017-20130
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the Research, Engineering & Development Advisory Committee meeting.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2017-20102
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of the FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2017-20099
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of the FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Mineral Point, WI
Document Number: 2017-20055
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Iowa County Airport, Mineral Point, WI. This action is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Mineral Point non-directional radio beacon (NDB), and cancellation of the NDB approach. This action enhances the safety and management of standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Lemoore NAS, CA
Document Number: 2017-20043
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the legal description of the Class E airspace designated as an extension, at Lemoore NAS (Reeves Field), Lemoore, CA, eliminating the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status. This action does not affect the charted boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Cheyenne, WY
Document Number: 2017-20041
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Cheyenne Regional/Jerry Olson Field Airport (formerly, Cheyenne Airport), Cheyenne, WY. Airspace redesign is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Cheyenne instrument landing system (ILS) locator outer marker and removal of the Cheyenne VHF Omnidirectional Range/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) from the airspace description as the FAA transitions from ground-based navigation aids to satellite- based navigation. Also, this action updates the airport name and geographic coordinates for the associated Class D and E airspace areas to reflect the FAA's current aeronautical database, and makes an editorial change in the legal description by replacing Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement.
Airworthiness Criteria: Glider Design Criteria for DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Model DG-1000M Glider
Document Number: 2017-19951
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of and requests comments on the proposed design criteria for the DG Flugzeugbau GmbH model DG-1000M glider. The Administrator finds the proposed design criteria, which make up the certification basis for the DG-1000M glider, acceptable. These final design criteria will be published in the Federal Register.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following Ohio Towns; Millersburg, OH and Coshocton, OH
Document Number: 2017-19947
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Holmes County Airport, Millersburg, OH; and at Richard Downing Airport, Coshocton, OH due to the decommissioning of Tiverton VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) and Distance Measuring Equipment (DME), cancellation of the VOR approaches, and implementation of area navigation (RNAV) procedures have made this action necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports. Additionally, the geographic coordinates at Richard Downing Airport would be adjusted to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on a Land Use Change From Aeronautical to Non-Aeronautical Use for 18.6 Acres of Airport Land for Solar Farm Use at North Central Airport, Smithfield, RI
Document Number: 2017-19953
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC), to change the current land use from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use of two parcels of land comprising a total of 18.6 acres of land. The northeasterly parcel is approximately 10.2 acres and the northwesterly parcel is approximately 8.4 acres. The Airport Layout Plan was updated with a Pen and Ink change to designate the parcel for non-aeronautical use. The annual savings in electrical costs created by the solar farm will offset the fair market value of the land lease over the lease period.
Special Conditions: Safran Aircraft Engines, Silvercrest-2 SC-2D; Rated Takeoff Thrust at High Ambient Temperature
Document Number: 2017-19952
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Safran Aircraft Engines (SAE), Silvercrest-2 SC-2D engine model. This engine model will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with an additional takeoff rating that maintains takeoff thrust in certain high ambient temperature conditions for a maximum accumulated usage of 20 minutes in any one flight. 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.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2017-19950
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-19660
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-25-01, which applied to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. AD 2014-25-01 required modifying the nose landing gear (NLG) trailing arm and installing a new pivot pin retention mechanism. This AD instead requires modifying the NLG shock strut assembly. This AD was prompted by reports of discrepancies of a certain bolt at the pivot pin link, resulting in corrosion of the bolt. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Defense and Space S.A. (Formerly Known as Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-19659
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Defense and Space S.A. Model C-212-CB, C-212-CC, C-212-CD, C- 212-CE, and C-212-DF airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of failures of the rudder pedal control system support. This AD requires modifying the rudder pedal adjustment system. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-19656
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2001-16-01, which applied to certain Airbus Model A330-301, -321, -322, -341, and - 342 airplanes, and certain Model A340 series airplanes; and AD 2014-17- 06, which applied to all Airbus Model A330-200 series airplanes, Model A330-200 Freighter series airplanes, and Model A330-300 series airplanes. AD 2001-16-01 required inspections for cracking of the aft cargo compartment door, and corrective action if necessary. AD 2014-17- 06 required revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate structural inspection requirements. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or revised airworthiness limitation requirements; and removing airplanes from the applicability. This AD was prompted by a determination that more restrictive maintenance instructions and airworthiness limitations are necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Defense and Space S.A. (Formerly Known as Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-19655
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-02-12, which applied to all EADS CASA (now Airbus Defense and Space S.A.) Model CN-235, CN-235-100, CN-235-200, and CN-235-300 airplanes. AD 2013-02-12 required a one-time inspection to identify the correct polarity for each pair of electrical connectors on each engine fire extinguisher cartridge, and repair if necessary. This AD continues to require identifying the correct polarity of each pair of electrical connectors of the affected engine fire extinguisher cartridge, and doing a repair if necessary. This AD also requires modifying the installation of the fire extinguisher circuit harnesses. This AD was prompted by reports of incorrect electrical polarity connections on engine fire extinguishing discharge cartridges. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2017-19921
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of the FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Twenty Second Meeting of the NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC)
Document Number: 2017-19892
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the Twenty Second Meeting of the NextGen Advisory Committee. The NAC is a subcommittee to Federal advisory committee, RTCA.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-19760
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-09-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A330-200 series airplanes, Model A330-200 Freighter series airplanes, and Model A330-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that certain fuselage structures are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This proposed AD would require reinforcement modifications of various structural parts of the fuselage, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-19653
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-13-17, which applied to all Airbus Model A300 series airplanes; 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 Airbus Model A310 series airplanes. AD 2014-13-17 required repetitive functional tests of the circuit breakers for the fuel pump power supply, and replacement of certain circuit breakers. This new AD requires installation of fuel pumps having a new standard, which terminates the repetitive functional tests. This AD was prompted by our determination that installation of a newly developed fuel pump standard will better address the unsafe condition. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-19652
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 900EX airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and/or airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and/or airworthiness limitations. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Ameri-King Corporation Emergency Locator Transmitters
Document Number: 2017-16048
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Ameri-King Corporation emergency locator transmitters (ELTs) as installed on various aircraft. This AD was prompted by multiple reports of ELT failure and a report of noncompliance to quality standards and manufacturer processes related to Ameri-King Corporation ELTs. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the ELT for discrepancies; repetitive checks, tests, and verifications, as applicable, to ensure the ELT is functioning; and corrective actions if necessary. This AD also allows for optional replacement of affected ELTs and, for certain aircraft, optional removal of affected ELTs. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE), Allentown, Pennsylvania
Document Number: 2017-19785
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land for non-aeronautical purposes at the Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE), Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on a Land Use Change From Aeronautical to Non-Aeronautical Use for 4.2 Acres of Airport Land for Solar Farm Use at Newport Airport, Middletown, RI
Document Number: 2017-19782
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC), to change the current land use from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use of a 4.2-acre parcel of land. The parcel is located in the western quadrant of the airport. The Airport Layout Plan was updated with a Pen and Ink Change to designate the parcel for non-aeronautical use. The annual savings in electrical costs created by the solar farm will offset the fair market value of the land lease over the lease period.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-19658
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that a certain task in the aircraft maintenance manual (AMM) will not accomplish the intent of a candidate certification maintenance requirement (CCMR) for detecting dormant failures of the pitch feel (PF) and rudder travel limiter actuator (RTLA) back-up modules. This AD requires doing an operational test of the flight control unit (FCU) back-up modules, and repair if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Twelfth RTCA SC-230 Airborne Weather Detection Systems Plenary
Document Number: 2017-19496
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Twelfth RTCA SC-230 Airborne Weather Detection Systems Plenary. This is a subcommittee to RTCA.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Desert Aerospace, LLC.
Document Number: 2017-19490
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Helicopters
Document Number: 2017-19450
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-76C helicopters. This proposed AD would require inspecting the engine collective position transducer (CPT). This proposed AD is prompted by reports of wear of the CPT that has resulted in several One Engine Inoperative (OEI) incidents. The proposed actions are intended to detect and prevent an unsafe condition on these products.