African Development Foundation – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Public Quarterly Meeting of the Board of Directors
Document Number: 2017-15369
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: African Development Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The US African Development Foundation (USADF) will hold its quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors to discuss the agency's programs and administration.
Public Quarterly Meeting of the Board of Directors
Document Number: 2017-08768
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-01
Agency: African Development Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The US African Development Foundation (USADF) will hold its quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors to discuss the agency's programs and administration.
Availability of Records
Document Number: 2017-02239
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-02-03
Agency: African Development Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) is revising its regulations on the availability of records in accordance with the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, Public Law 114-185, and to make minor technical amendments and corrections.
Collection of Claims
Document Number: 2016-31125
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-27
Agency: African Development Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) is revising its regulations on collection of claims in accordance with the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (DCIA), as implemented by the Department of Justice (Justice) and the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) in the revised Federal Claims Collection Standards (FCCS). The FCCS prescribes the standards that Federal agencies must use in the administrative collection, offset, compromise, and suspension or termination of collection activity for civil claims of money, funds, or property as defined by law.
Public Quarterly Meeting of the Board of Directors
Document Number: 2016-28423
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-28
Agency: African Development Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) will hold its quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors to discuss the agency's programs and administration.
Public Quarterly Meeting of the Board of Directors
Document Number: 2016-16730
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-15
Agency: African Development Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) will hold its quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors to discuss the agency's programs and administration.
Public Quarterly Meeting of the Board of Directors
Document Number: 2016-08148
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-08
Agency: African Development Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The US African Development Foundation (USADF) will hold its quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors to discuss the agency's programs and administration.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Wes Myers
Document Number: 2016-02347
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-08
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Firestorm UAV
Document Number: 2016-02345
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-08
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
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.
Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following Michigan Towns: Alpena, MI; and Muskegon, MI
Document Number: 2016-02285
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-08
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
This action amends the legal description of the Class E surface area airspace and Class E airspace designated as an extension at Alpena County Regional Airport, Alpena, MI, and Muskegon County Airport, Muskegon, MI, eliminating the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part- time status, and updates the geographic coordinates of Muskegon County Airport, to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Wilmington, OH
Document Number: 2016-02284
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-08
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
This action amends the legal description of Class E surface area airspace and Class E airspace designated as an extension at Wilmington Air Park, Wilmington, OH, eliminating the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status. This action also updates the airport name of Wilmington Air Park, Wilmington, OH, to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following Minnesota Towns: Rochester, MN; and St. Cloud, MN
Document Number: 2016-02283
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-08
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
This action amends the legal description of the Class E surface area airspace and Class E airspace designated as an extension, at Rochester International Airport, Rochester, MN, and St. Cloud Regional Airport, St. Cloud, MN, eliminating the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of Rochester International Airport to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-02193
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-02-08
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of wire chafing damage, which caused an electrical arc to an adjacent hydraulic tube located on the forward bulkhead of the main landing gear (MLG) wheel well, resulting in a hole in a hydraulic tube and consequent total loss of system B hydraulic fluid. This proposed AD would require an inspection for chafing damage of wire bundles and a hydraulic tube in the right side of the MLG wheel well, and corrective action if necessary; and installation of clamps between the wire bundles and hydraulic tube. We are proposing this AD to prevent chafing damage, which could result in electrical arcing that can cause a hole in the hydraulic tube and consequent loss of hydraulic fluid, possibly resulting in a fire in the MLG wheel well.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-01580
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that a main landing gear (MLG) door could not be closed due to rupture of the actuator fitting. Later reports indicated that the forward monoblock fitting of the MLG door actuator (referred to as the nerve area) could be damaged after rupture of the actuator fitting. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the MLG door actuator fitting and its components for cracking, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would also require eventual replacement of all affected MLG door actuator fittings with new monoblock fittings, which would terminate the repetitive inspections. We are proposing this AD to prevent rupture of the door actuator fittings, which could result in detachment of an MLG door and subsequent exterior damage and consequent reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace, Shelton, WA
Document Number: 2016-01503
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Sanderson Field Airport, Shelton, WA, to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures developed at the airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace, Revocation of Class E Airspace; Chico, CA
Document Number: 2016-01502
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
This action modifies Class D airspace, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and removes Class E surface area airspace designated as an extension at Chico Municipal Airport, Chico, CA. The FAA found it necessary to amend the airspace area by increasing the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for arriving and departing aircraft at the airport. The FAA found no standard instrument approach procedures requiring Class E surface area airspace designated as an extension to Class D airspace. This action changes from navigation aids to geographic coordinate references in the legal description and updates the geographic coordinates of Chico Municipal and Ranchaero Airports for the Class D and E airspace areas noted above.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Boise, ID
Document Number: 2016-01501
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
This action modifies Class E surface area airspace designated as an extension to Class C airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field Airport, formerly Boise Air Terminal (Gowen Field), Boise, ID. After reviewing the airspace, the FAA found standard instrument approach procedures are not fully contained in controlled airspace, thereby necessitating airspace redesign for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also corrects the name of the airport to match the FAAs aeronautical database.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-00949
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 96-18-06 for certain Airbus Model A320-211 and -231 airplanes. AD 96-18-06 required visual inspections to detect cracks of the pressurized floor fittings at frame 36, and renewal of the zone protective finish or replacement of fittings with new fittings if necessary. Since we issued AD 96-18- 06, an extended service goal analysis by the manufacturer revealed that the compliance times and repetitive inspection intervals should be reduced to meet the design service goal. This AD retains the requirements of AD 96-18-06, with reduced compliance times and repetitive inspection intervals. This AD also adds Model A320-212 airplanes to the applicability. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking in the pressurized floor fittings at frame 36, which could result in failure of a floor fitting and subsequent depressurization of the fuselage.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-00611
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 98-20-27 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). AD 98-20-27 required repetitive inspections to detect fatigue cracking of the wing top skin at the front spar joint; and a follow-on eddy current inspection and repair, if necessary. This new AD reduces the inspection compliance time and intervals, and expands the inspection area of the wing top skin at the front spar joint. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking of the wing top skin in an area not required for inspection by AD 98-20-27. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the wing top skin at the front spar joint; such fatigue cracking could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Public Quarterly Meeting of the Board of Directors
Document Number: 2016-01077
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: African Development Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The US African Development Foundation (USADF) will hold its quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors to discuss the agency's programs and administration.
Public Quarterly Meeting of the Board of Directors
Document Number: 2015-26387
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-16
Agency: African Development Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) will hold its quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors to discuss the agency's programs and administration.
Special Conditions: Korea Aerospace Industries, Ltd., Model K-100; Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) System
Document Number: 2015-22872
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-11
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
These special conditions are issued for the Korea Aerospace Industries, Ltd., Model K-100 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with the use of an electronic engine control system instead of a traditional mechanical 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.
Noise Exposure Map Notice, Memphis International Airport, Memphis, TN
Document Number: 2015-22825
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-10
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the Noise Exposure Maps submitted by Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority for Memphis International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et. seq. (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) and 14 CFR part 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Revision of Advisory Circular 91-57 Model Aircraft Operating Standards
Document Number: 2015-22635
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-09
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
This notice announces the availability of revised advisory circular (AC) 91-57, Model Aircraft Operating Standards. The revised AC may be viewed at http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/ advisory_circulars/. The revised AC provides guidance to persons operating unmanned aircraft for hobby or recreation purposes meeting the statutory definition of ``model aircraft'' contained in Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112-95). The FAA refers model aircraft users to section 336 of Public Law 112-95 for information regarding model aircraft operations.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2015-22012
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-08
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
This 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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2015-22011
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-08
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
This 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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2015-22010
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-08
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
This 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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2015-22009
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-08
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
This 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.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance
Document Number: 2015-22008
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-04
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to change approximately 7.9510 acres of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the sale of airport property at Akron Fulton International Airport, Akron, OH. The property is located at 1353 Exeter Road. The aforementioned land is surplus airport property and is not needed for aeronautical use. The land is currently developed and leased for light industrial purposes. Upon release the land will be sold at fair market value to a business the currently leasing the property.
Notice of Intent To Rule on a Request by Clinton County for FAA Approval of a Land Release From Federal Obligations of the Site Formerly Known as Clinton County Airport, Plattsburgh, NY
Document Number: 2015-22007
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-04
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment for a request by Clinton County for FAA approval of a Land Release from Federal obligations of the site formerly known as Clinton County Airport, Plattsburgh, NY.
Airworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-21934
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-09-04
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
The FAA is correcting a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that published in the Federal Register. That NPRM applies to Viking Air Limited Model DHC-3 airplanes. The repetitive inspection column in ``Table 1 of Paragraph (f)(3) of This ADInspection Schedule'' contains data that is intended to apply to all conditions. However, the way the table is displayed makes it look as if it only applies to the first condition. This document corrects it to assure that it applies to all conditions. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Notice of Release From Surplus Property Deed Obligations at Luke Auxiliary Airfield #6, Buckeye, Maricopa County, Arizona
Document Number: 2015-21781
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-02
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application for a release of approximately 2.99 acres of airport property at Luke Auxiliary Airfield #6, Buckeye, Maricopa County, Arizona from all conditions contained in the Surplus Property Deed since the parcel of land is not needed for airport purposes. The reuse of the land for a roadway improvement project by the City of Buckeye represents an acceptable disposition of the land that is not being used for airport purposes. The property will be sold for its fair market value and the proceeds used for an airport purpose, thus serving the interests of civil aviation.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2015-21706
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-02
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters (Previously Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Helicopters)
Document Number: 2015-21689
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-09-02
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2007-25- 08 for Eurocopter Model SA-365 N1, AS-365N2, AS 365 N3, SA-366G1, EC 155B, and EC155B1 helicopters. AD 2007-25-08 currently requires checking the tail rotor gearbox (TGB) oil level, inspecting the magnetic plug for chips and either replacing the TGB or further inspecting for axial play in the tail rotor hub pitch change control spider (spider), and if axial play is found in the spider, replacing the pitch control rod assembly double bearing (bearing). Since we issued the AD 2007-25-08, we have received reports of new occurrences of loss of yaw control due to failure of the control rod bearing. This proposed AD would retain some of the requirements of AD 2007-25-08, revise the inspections for play in the double bearing to improve the detection of play, require replacing the TGB control shaft guide bushes, clarify the criteria concerning particle detection, and change the inspection for play in the double bearing after the guide bushes have been replaced. The proposed actions are intended to prevent damage to the bearing resulting in end play, loss of tail rotor pitch control, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI) Helicopters
Document Number: 2015-21686
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-09-02
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain MDHI Model 369A (Army OH-6A), 369H, 369HE, 369HM, 369HS, 369D, 369E, 369F, 369FF, and 500N helicopters. This proposed AD would require inspecting the auxiliary fuel pump (fuel pump) wire routing in the left-hand fuel cell and corrective action, if necessary. This proposed AD would also require installing a warning decal on the left-hand fuel cell access cover. This proposed AD is prompted by accidents resulting from incorrectly positioned fuel pump wiring within the fuel tank interfering with the operation of the fuel quantity sensor float, which caused an erroneous fuel quantity indication in the cockpit. The proposed actions are intended to detect and correct routing of the fuel pump wiring to prevent interference with the fuel quantity sensor float, an erroneous fuel quantity indication in the cockpit, and subsequent fuel exhaustion and emergency landing.
Airworthiness Directives; MD Helicopters Inc., Helicopters
Document Number: 2015-21680
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-09-02
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI) Model 369A, 369D, 369E, 369FF, 369HE, 369HM, 369HS, 500N, and 600N helicopters with a certain part-numbered main rotor blade attach pin (pin) installed. This proposed AD would require ensuring the life limit of the pin as listed in the Airworthiness Limitations section of aircraft maintenance records and Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA). If the hours time-in-service (TIS) of a pin is unknown, or if a pin has exceeded its life limit, this proposed AD would require removing the affected pin from service. This proposed AD is prompted by a report from an operator who purchased pins that did not have life limit documentation. The proposed actions are intended to document the life limit to prevent a pin remaining in service beyond its fatigue life, which could result in failure of a pin, failure of a main rotor blade, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Temporary Flight Restrictions in the Proximity of Launch and Reentry Operations
Document Number: 2015-21567
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-09-02
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
This proposed rulemaking would expand the temporary flight restriction provisions for launch, reentry, and amateur rocket operations and make such temporary flight restrictions applicable to all aircraftincluding non-U.S. registered aircraft. The FAA also proposes revised language for consistency with other temporary flight restriction provisions and commercial space regulations and definitions. This proposed action would enhance safety in the affected airspace and would improve the readability of temporary flight restriction requirements.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-21475
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-02
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A330-243, A330-243F, A330-341, A330-342, and A330-343 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports indicating that certain hinge sleeves on the cowl doors of the thrust reverser units (TRUs) were not heat treated. This AD requires replacing the sleeves of certain hinges on the cowl doors of the TRUs with new parts. We are issuing this AD to prevent, in the event of a fan-blade-off event due to high vibration, in-flight loss of TRU heavy components, which might damage airplane structure or control surfaces and consequently reduce controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-21474
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-02
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 airplanes. This AD was prompted by numerous reports of failures of the proximity sensor within the slat skew detection mechanism assembly (DMA) leading to slats up landing events. This AD requires replacing the slat skew DMAs with new slat skew DMAs, and marking the existing identification plates on the slat with the new part number. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the proximity sensor, which could result in the slats being shut down and a slats up high speed landing. This condition, in combination with abnormal landing conditions such as a short runway or adverse weather conditions, could result in a runway excursion.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (Embraer) Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-21473
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-02
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (Embraer) Model EMB-135BJ airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that more restrictive fuel limitations are needed. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate new compliance times and fuel limitations. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of various structural elements and prevent ignition sources in the fuel system.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-21472
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-02
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of chafing of the fuel lines due to contact with the surrounding structures in the fuel tank. This AD requires replacing and modifying fuel lines, revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to include critical design configuration control limitations (CDCCL) and airworthiness limitation (AWL) items, and, for certain airplanes, removing certain clamps and mounting hardware. We are issuing this AD to prevent chafing of the fuel lines in the fuel tank, which could result in potential ignition sources in the fuel tank in the event of a lightning strike and consequent fire or explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-21465
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-02
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Model 382, 382B, 382E, 382F, and 382G airplanes. This AD requires replacing the center wing box (CWB) and certain outer wings. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the CWB and outer wings are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking of the outer wings and the lower surface of the CWB, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Vulcanair S.p.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-21444
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-02
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Vulcanair S.p.A. Model P.68R 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 a discrepancy in the climb performance reported in the airplane flight manual and in the actual performance of the airplane. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-20696
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-02
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777-200 and -300 series airplanes equipped with Pratt and Whitney engines. This AD was prompted by reports of blocked drain lines at the engine forward strut that caused flammable fluid to accumulate in a flammable leakage zone. This AD requires repetitive functional checks for blockage of the forward strut drain line and doing corrective actions if necessary, and a one-time cleaning of certain forward strut drain lines. This AD also provides an optional replacement of the drain lines and installation of insulation blankets, and a revision of the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate a certain airworthiness limitation, which would terminate the repetitive checks of the forward strut drain line. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct blockage of forward strut drain lines, which could cause flammable fluids to collect in the forward strut area and potentially cause an uncontrolled fire or cause failure of engine attachment structure and consequent airplane loss.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-20583
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-02
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400, -401, and -402 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of a main landing gear (MLG) parking brake becoming dislodged from its mounting bracket due to an improperly installed quick release pin of the hand pump lever. This AD requires removing the hand pump lever of the parking brake from the right-hand side nacelle. We are issuing this AD to prevent an unsecured lever from migrating from its stowed position, fouling against the MLG, and subsequently puncturing the nacelle structure, which could adversely affect the safe landing of the airplane.
Special Conditions: Bombardier Aerospace, Models BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 Series Airplanes; Installed Rechargeable Lithium Batteries and Battery Systems
Document Number: 2015-21626
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-01
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
These special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Aerospace Models BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 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 rechargeable lithium batteries and battery systems that have certain failure, operational, and maintenance characteristics that differ significantly from those of the nickel-cadmium and lead-acid rechargeable batteries currently approved for installation on large transport category airplanes. 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.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2015-21579
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-01
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the ARAC.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-21428
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-08-31
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A330-200, -200 Freighter, and -300 series airplanes; and all Airbus Model A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of premature aging of certain chemical oxygen generators in the passenger compartment that resulted in failure of the generators to activate. This proposed AD would require inspecting to determine if certain passenger chemical oxygen generators are installed, and replacement of affected generators. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the chemical oxygen generator to activate during an emergency situation, which could result in unavailability of oxygen and possible incapacitation of the occupants.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Tracy, CA
Document Number: 2015-21414
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-08-31
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Tracy Municipal Airport, Tracy, CA. After a review, and the decommissioning of the Manteca VHF omnidirectional radio range and distance measuring equipment (VOR/DME), the FAA found it necessary to amend the airspace area for the safety and management of Standard Instrument Approach Procedures for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Meeting: RTCA Program Management Committee (PMC)
Document Number: 2015-21418
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-28
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a RTCA Program Management Committee meeting.