Federal Aviation Administration – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Results 1 - 50 of 19,546
Airworthiness Directives; CFE Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2017-08409
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain CFE Company (CFE) turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by a quality escape for high-pressure compressor (HPC) impellers made from forgings with nonconforming material grain size. This AD requires removal of the HPC impeller. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, for Orange City, IA
Document Number: 2017-08367
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending up to 700 feet above the surface at Orange City Municipal Airport, Orange City, IA, to accommodate new standard instrument approach procedures (SIAPs) for instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Orange City non directional radio beacon (NDB), and cancellation of the NDB approach, and would enhance the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. The airport's coordinates also would be updated to match the FAA's aeronautical data base.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace for the Following Idaho Towns; Lewiston, ID; Pocatello, ID; and Twin Falls, ID
Document Number: 2017-08366
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the legal description of the Class E airspace designated as an extension at Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport, Lewiston, ID; Pocatello Regional Airport, Pocatello, ID; and Joslin Field-Magic Valley Regional Airport, Twin Falls, ID, eliminating the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status. Additionally, this action updates the geographic coordinates of these airports, the Pocatello VHF Omnidirectional Radar Range Tactical Air Navigation Aid (VORTAC) the Twin Falls VORTAC, and American Falls Airport listed in the associated Class D and Class E airspace descriptions for Pocatello Regional Airport, and Joslin Field-Magic Valley Regional Airport to match the FAA's aeronautical database. This action does not affect the charted boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace.
Amendment of Restricted Areas R-4102A and R-4102B; Fort Devens, MA
Document Number: 2017-08365
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action updates the using agency information for restricted areas R-4102A and R-4102B, Fort Devens, MA. This is an administrative change to reflect the current organization tasked with using agency responsibilities for the restricted areas. It does not affect the boundaries, designated altitudes, time of designation or activities conducted within the restricted areas.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Aspen, CO; and Pueblo, CO
Document Number: 2017-08243
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the legal description of the Class E airspace designated as an extension, at Aspen Pitkin County/Sardy Field, Aspen, CO, and Pueblo Memorial Airport, Pueblo, CO, eliminating the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of these airports in the associated Class D and E airspace areas to match the FAA's current aeronautical database. This action does not affect the charted boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Moses Lake, WA; Olympia, WA
Document Number: 2017-08241
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the legal descriptions of the Class E airspace area designated as an extension to a Class D airspace at Grant County International Airport (formerly Grant County Airport), Moses Lake, WA, and Olympia Regional Airport (formerly Olympia Airport), Olympia, WA, by eliminating the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status. Also, this action updates the airport name for Grant County International Airport and Olympia Regional Airport and updates the geographic coordinates for Grant County International Airport, Moses Lake VOR/DME, and Fairchild AFB, as listed in the Grant County International Airport Class D and Class E airspace legal descriptions. This action does not affect the charted boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace.
Proposed Revocation of Class E Airspace; Eaton Rapids, MI
Document Number: 2017-08240
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to remove Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Skyway Estates Airport, Eaton Rapids, MI. The cancellation of the standard instrument approach procedures at the airport has resulted in the airspace no longer being required.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Albany, GA
Document Number: 2017-08238
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Albany, GA, by removing the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status of the Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D airspace, at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport. This action would amend differences between the descriptions of Class D airspace and Class E surface areas and their associated Class E surface area extensions.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Change in Use of Aeronautical Property at Immokalee Regional Airport
Document Number: 2017-08235
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public comment on a request by the Collier County Airport Authority to change a portion of airport property from aeronautical to non-aeronautical use at the Immokalee Regional Airport, Immokalee, Florida. The request consists of approximately 5,200 square feet of warehouse space. Documents reflecting the Sponsor's request are available, by appointment only, for inspection at the Immokalee Regional Airport and the FAA Airports District Office.
Special Conditions: Viking Air, Ltd., Models DHC-6-100/-200/-300; Avmax Aviation Services, Inc., Installation of Rechargeable Lithium Batteries
Document Number: 2017-08234
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Viking Air, Ltd., models DHC-6-100/-200/-300, Twin Otter, Turbopropeller airplanes. This airplane, as modified by Avmax Aviation Services, Inc., will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the use of a replacement option of a lithium battery instead of nickel-cadmium and lead-acid rechargeable batteries. 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.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Lebanon, MO
Document Number: 2017-08108
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Floyd W. Jones Airport, Lebanon, MO. This action is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Lebanon 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 the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Wellington, KS
Document Number: 2017-08107
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Wellington Municipal Airport, Wellington, KS. This action is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Wellington 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 the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace and Establishment of Class E En Route Airspace; Paso Robles, CA
Document Number: 2017-08106
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E surface area airspace, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and establishes Class E en route airspace at Paso Robles Municipal Airport, Paso Robles, CA. Also, the geographic coordinates of the airport are adjusted to match the current FAA aeronautical database. These changes are necessary to support new Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) standard instrument approach procedures at the airport and en route operations where the Federal airway structure is inadequate.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Atlantic City, NJ
Document Number: 2017-08100
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Atlantic City, NJ, as Atlantic City Municipal/Bader Field has closed, requiring airspace reconfiguration at Atlantic City International Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the Atlantic City International Airport area.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Elmira, NY
Document Number: 2017-08099
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D and E airspace at Elmira, NY, as the ERINN Outer Marker (OM) has been decommissioned requiring airspace reconfiguration at Elmira/Corning Regional 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, and eliminates the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status of the Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area. Also, the FAA found the Class E airspace designated as an extension to a class D surface area description was inaccurate. This action corrects the error.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Kill Devil Hills, NC
Document Number: 2017-08098
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Kill Devil Hills, NC, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) serving First Flight Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2017-07984
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2012-04-01 for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-Trent 800 model turbofan engines. AD 2012-04-01 required removal from service of certain critical engine rotating parts based on reduced life limits. This AD makes additional revisions to the life limits of certain critical engine rotating parts. This AD was prompted by RR further revising the life limits of certain critical engine rotating parts. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2017-07983
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2017-01-01 for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-Trent 970-84, RB211-Trent 970B-84, RB211-Trent 972-84, RB211-Trent 972B-84, RB211-Trent 977-84, RB211- Trent 977B-84, and RB211-Trent 980-84 turbofan engines. AD 2017-01-01 required inspections of the low-pressure turbine (LPT) exhaust case and support assembly or tail bearing housing (TBH) to detect cracks or damage. This AD corrects references to certain service bulletins in the compliance section of AD 2017-01-01. This AD was prompted by reports that references to service bulletins in AD 2017-01-01 are incorrect. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-07981
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 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 AD was prompted by a report indicating that during inspections to detect corrosion of the bulk cargo doors, several cracks were discovered. This AD requires inspections of the bulk cargo door frame to identify any structural repairs and cracking, and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Availability of Categorical Exclusion and Record of Decision (CATEX/ROD) for EWR RNAV (GPS) X Runway 29 Procedure
Document Number: 2017-08101
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA, Eastern Service Area is issuing this notice to advise the public of the availability of the Categorical Exclusion/Record of Decision (CATEX/ROD) for the Newark Liberty International Airport EWR RNAV (GPS) X Runway 29 (RWY 29) procedure. The FAA reviewed the action and determined it to be categorically excluded from further environmental documentation.
Airworthiness Directives; DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Gliders
Document Number: 2017-07937
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Models DG-400, DG-500M, DG-500MB, DG-800A, and DG- 800B 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 a manufacturing defect in certain textile fabric covered fuel hoses, which could cause the fuel hose to fail. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2017-07777
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Emergency Airworthiness Directive (Emergency AD) 2015-24-51 for Airbus Helicopters Model EC120B. Emergency AD 2015-24-51 required inspections of the air conditioning system. This supersedure revises the applicability, some of the terminology, and the inspection requirements. This AD was prompted by a report of an abnormal noise during flight of a Model EC120B helicopter that resulted in a precautionary landing. We are issuing this AD to prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; DG Flugzeugbau GmbH
Document Number: 2017-07776
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) 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 (TM)/ Service Bulletin (SB) 4600-3 ``Fuel Injection System'' and identified as Solo 2625 02i. 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 possible in-flight engine shut-down and engine fire due to failure of the connecting stud for the two fuel injector mounts of the engine redundancy system. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2017-07610
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR). 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.
Third Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) Meeting
Document Number: 2017-07945
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the Third DAC Meeting.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2017-07944
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petitions seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of 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 petitions or their final disposition.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace, Del Norte, CO
Document Number: 2017-07791
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Astronaut Kent Rominger Airport, Del Norte, CO, to support the development of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations under standard instrument approach and departure procedures at the airport, for the safety and management of aircraft within the National Airspace System.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace, and Amendment of Class E Airspace; St. George, UT
Document Number: 2017-07790
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class E surface area, establish Class E en route airspace, and modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at St. George Regional Airport (formerly, St. George Municipal Airport), St. George, UT. After a review of the airspace, the FAA found redesign necessary to support new instrument flight rules (IFR) standard instrument approach procedures and en route operations where the Federal airway structure is inadequate, for the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport. Also, this action would update the airport name from St. George Municipal Airport, to St. George Regional Airport, in the associated Class D and Class E airspace areas.
Establishment of Class E Airspace, Denver, CO
Document Number: 2017-07788
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E en route airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface to accommodate instrument flight rules (IFR) aircraft under control of the Denver Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC), Denver, CO. Establishment of this airspace area is necessary to ensure controlled airspace exists in those areas where the Federal airway structure is inadequate.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace for the Following Texas Towns; Sherman, TX; and Temple, TX, and Establishment of Class E Airspace, Temple, TX
Document Number: 2017-07786
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to: amend Class D airspace at North Texas Regional Airport/Perrin Field, Sherman, TX; amend Class E surface airspace at Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport, Temple, TX; amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at North Texas Regional Airport/Perrin Field and Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport; and establish Class E airspace designated as an extension at Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport. Cancellation of standard instrument approach procedures at these airports has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations. Additionally, geographic coordinates, names of airports, and a navigation aid would be adjusted to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Establishment, Modification and Revocation of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Western United States
Document Number: 2017-07784
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies three jet routes and four VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways; removes two VOR Federal Airway routes, and establishes four and modifies three low altitude Area Navigation (RNAV) routes (T-routes) in the western United States. The FAA is taking this action due to the scheduled decommissioning of the Manteca, CA, and Maxwell, CA, VOR facilities, which provide navigation guidance for portions of the affected routes. This action enhances the safety and management of aircraft along these routes within the National Airspace System (NAS). The VOR Federal airway, V- 244, published in the notice of proposed rulemaking, requires more coordination and is not being finalized in this action.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Hebron, NE
Document Number: 2017-07783
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Hebron Municipal Airport, Hebron, NE. This action is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Hebron non-directional radio beacon (NDB), and cancellation of the NDB approach. This proposed change would enhance the safety and management of standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Arkadelphia, AR
Document Number: 2017-07782
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Dexter B. Florence Memorial Field Airport, Arkadelphia, AR. This action is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Arkadelphia non-directional radio beacon (NDB) and cancellation of the NDB approach. This proposed change would enhance the safety and management of standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. The FAA also proposes to update the airport name in the legal description from Arkadelphia Municipal Airport to Dexter B. Florence Memorial Field Airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (Embraer)
Document Number: 2017-07748
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (Embraer) Model EMB-135ER, - 135KE, -135KL, -135LR, -145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of airplanes with modified gust lock levers that prevented the thrust lever's full excursion, thus limiting the engine power. This proposed AD would require replacing a certain gust lock lever. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Siemens S.A.S. Smoke Detectors
Document Number: 2017-07675
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Siemens S.A.S. smoke detectors installed on various transport category airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that the affected smoke detectors failed an acceptance test. This proposed AD would require inspection and replacement of the affected smoke detectors. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-06712
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of cracking at fastener holes located at a certain frame on the lower shell panel junction. This AD requires repetitive inspections of certain fastener holes, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2017-07871
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements. 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.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following Texas Towns; Pampa, TX, and Seminole, TX
Document Number: 2017-07781
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Perry Lefors Field, Pampa, TX and Gaines County Airport, Seminole, TX. Decommissioning of non- directional radio beacons (NDB), cancellation of NDB approaches, and implementation of area navigation (RNAV) procedures have made this action necessary for the safe management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the above airports.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. Turboprop and Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2017-07779
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) TPE331 turboprop and TSE331 turboshaft engines. This proposed AD was prompted by reports that combustion chamber case assemblies have cracked and ruptured. This proposed AD would require inspection of the affected combustion chamber case assembly, replacement of those assemblies found cracked, and removal of affected assemblies on certain TPE331 engines. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Aerospace Welding Minneapolis, Inc. Mufflers
Document Number: 2017-07775
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Aerospace Welding Minneapolis, Inc. mufflers, part numbers A1754001-23 and A1754001-25, installed on Textron Aviation Inc. (type certificate previously held by Cessna Aircraft Company) Models 172, 172R, 172S, and 177 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by occurrences of cracks or broken welds in the connecting weld of the muffler body to muffler cuff that may allow carbon monoxide exhaust fumes into the cockpit heating system. This proposed AD would require an inspection of the muffler for leaking to identify cracks and replacement of the muffler. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2017-07677
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain General Electric Company (GE) GE90 turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by a report of an engine and airplane fire. This AD requires replacing affected fuel/oil lube/servo coolers (``main fuel oil heat exchangers'') with a part eligible for installation. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Learjet, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-07551
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Learjet, Inc., Model 60 airplanes. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the upper fuselage skin under the aft oxygen line fairing is subject to multi-site damage (MSD). This AD requires a one-time inspection of the fuselage skin for corrosion, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-07076
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A318, A319, A320-211, -212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes, and A321 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by the discovery of corroded circlips in fuel vent protectors (FVP) having a certain part number. This AD requires an inspection to determine the part number and serial number of the FVP, and replacement if necessary; and application of sealant on certain nuts and bolts of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) duct assembly. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Virtual Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-07577
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
In preparation for the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) Dangerous Goods Panel (DGP) meeting to be held April 24-April 28, 2017, in Montreal, Canada, the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Office of Hazardous Materials Safety and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's (PHMSA) Office of Hazardous Materials Safety announce a virtual public meeting.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2017-07574
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of 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.
Establishment of Restricted Area R-2507W; Chocolate Mountains, CA
Document Number: 2017-07573
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes restricted area R-2507W, Chocolate Mountains, CA, to support training activities that involve the use of advanced weapons systems. This action ensures realistic United States Marine Corps (USMC) training on live fire and non-live fire aviation activities such as Basic Ordinance Delivery, Close Air Support, Air-to- Air Gunnery, Laser Ranging and Designating, and Air Strikes. Restricted area R-2507W will allow the USMC to enhance training and safety requirements in order to maintain, train, and equip combat-ready military forces.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2017-07571
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of 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; Classic Helicopters Group, LLC
Document Number: 2017-07569
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal 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; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2017-07477
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain General Electric Company (GE) CF34-8 model turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by analysis that resulted in the reduction of the life of the affected fan blades. This proposed AD would require inspections of the affected fan blades until their removal. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2017-07476
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-13-05 for all General Electric Company (GE) GE90-76B, GE90-77B, GE90-85B, GE90- 90B, and GE90-94B turbofan engines. AD 2016-13-05 required eddy current inspection (ECI) of the high-pressure compressor (HPC) stage 8-10 spool at each shop visit for all affected engines and ECI or ultrasonic inspection (USI) for certain affected engines. This new AD requires initial and repetitive on-wing USIs of the HPC stage 8-10 spool for certain engines prior to shop visit and ECI of all affected engines at each shop visit. This AD was prompted by analysis that the risk of the failure of an HPC stage 8-10 spool was excessive without repetitive USI prior to shop visit. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.