Department of Transportation March 2, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2017-04126
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the ARAC.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Waivers and ATC Authorization in Controlled Airspace Under Part 107
Document Number: 2017-04054
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of Transportation invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew a previously approved information collection. The FAA established the Waivers and ATC Authorization in Controlled Airspace under Part 107 portal to allow a remote pilot in command to request a waiver from regulations or an authorization for a small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to operate in Class B, C, D, and the lateral boundaries of the surface area of Class E airspace designated for an airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2017-04053
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2013-05-18 for certain Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211 Trent 500 series turbofan engines. AD 2013-05-18 required initial and repetitive inspections of the low- pressure (LP) fuel tubes, fuel tube clips, and fuel/oil heat exchanger (FOHE) mounts for evidence of damage, wear, and fuel leakage. This AD reduces the repetitive inspection intervals. This AD was prompted by additional service experience. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-03996
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of frame web cracking at certain locations. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections in certain locations of the frame web, and corrective action if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-03995
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-401 and DHC-8-402 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that a pilot was unable to move the rudder pedal due to an obstruction. This proposed AD would require an inspection to determine if wiring shrouds are present, and modifying the wiring shrouds if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Gliders
Document Number: 2017-03967
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Model DG-500MB gliders that are equipped with a Solo 2625 02 engine that has been modified with a fuel injection system following the instructions of Solo Kleinmotoren GmbH Service Bulletin (SB)/Technische Mitteilung (TM) 4600-3 ``Fuel Injection System'' and re-identified as Solo 2625 02i. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as failure of the connecting rod bearing resulting from too much load on the rod bearings from the engine control unit. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; ZLIN AIRCRAFT a.s. Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-03965
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for ZLIN AIRCRAFT a.s. Model Z-242L airplanes that would supersede AD 2003- 11-12. 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 need to incorporate new revisions into the Limitations section, Chapter 9, of the FAA-approved maintenance program (e.g., maintenance manual) to impose new or more restrictive life limits on critical components. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Airbus Helicopters) (Previously Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH)
Document Number: 2017-03963
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model BO-105C, BO-105LS A-3, and BO-105S helicopters. This AD requires inspecting each main rotor blade (MRB) for debonding, and is prompted by a report of incorrect bonding of the shell to the MRB. These actions are intended to detect and prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited Helicopters
Document Number: 2017-03954
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (BHTC) Model 206 helicopters. This AD requires removing certain tension-torsion straps (TT straps) from service and is prompted by reports of corroded TT straps. These actions are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-03953
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposal for certain Airbus Model A300 B4-600R series airplanes, Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes, and Model A300 F4-600R series airplanes. This action revises the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) by extending the area to be inspected for cracking. This SNPRM also proposes to require an additional inspection for previously inspected airplanes. We are proposing this airworthiness directive (AD) to address the unsafe condition on these products. Since these actions impose an additional burden over those proposed in the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these proposed changes.
Airworthiness Directives; Piper Aircraft, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-03952
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 69-13-03, which applies to all Piper Aircraft, Inc. Models PA-23, PA-23-160, PA- 23-235, PA-23-250, PA-E23-250, and PA-30 airplanes. AD 69-13-03 currently requires inspection of the heater exhaust extension, replacement of the extension as necessary, and overhaul of the combustion heater assembly. Since we issued AD 69-13-03, we proposed an AD that applies to the Meggitt (Troy), Inc. combustion heaters, and the proposed combustion heater AD would incorporate corrective actions for the heater that contradict the overhaul requirement of AD 69-13-03. This proposed AD would retain the inspection of the heater exhaust extension, with replacement of the extension as necessary, and remove the overhaul requirement of the combustion heater assembly. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Enstrom Helicopter Corporation
Document Number: 2017-03950
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2015-08- 51 for Enstrom Helicopter Corporation (Enstrom) Model F-28A, 280, F- 28C, F-28C-2, F-28C-2R, 280C, F-28F, F-28F-R, 280F, 280FX, and 480 helicopters. AD 2015-08-51 requires an inspection of the main rotor spindle (spindle) and reporting the inspection results to the FAA. This proposed AD was prompted by additional reports of cracked spindles and would require establishing a life limit and a recurring inspection. These proposed actions are intended to prevent the unsafe condition on these products.