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Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. Turboprop Engines
Document Number: 2020-14259
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) PW150A model turboprop engines. This AD was prompted by a determination by the manufacturer that certain PW150A engine high-pressure (HP) centrifugal impellers may exhibit a material microstructure anomaly that has a potential to adversely affect the low cycle fatigue characteristics of the part. This AD requires replacement of the affected HP centrifugal impellers. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Durango, CO
Document Number: 2020-14089
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace, designated as a surface area, at Durango-La Plata County Airport, CO. This action also modifies the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. Additionally, this action revokes the Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface. Further, this action removes the Durango VOR/DME from the airspace legal descriptions. Lastly, this action makes several administrative amendments to the airspace legal descriptions.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-14075
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which will be incorporated by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Port Angeles, WA; Port Angeles, WA
Document Number: 2020-14056
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes a Class E surface area, Class E airspace as an extension to the surface area and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Port Angeles CGAS, Port Angeles, WA. Following a review of the airspace serving Port Angeles CGAS and William R Fairchild International Airport, the FAA found it necessary to provide Port Angeles CGAS with airspace independent of the airspace for William R Fairchild Airport. A microclimate at Port Angeles CGAS causes weather patterns to vary from the weather at William R Fairchild Airport. The difference in weather between the two locations can negatively impact operations at Port Angeles CGAS, impeding training and mission accomplishment. This action will establish new airspace for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Port Angeles CGAS, Port Angeles, WA.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-13982
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to all The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747- 200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes. As published, the AD number and Amendment number specified in the preamble and regulatory text are incorrect. This document corrects that error. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Amendment of Class E Airspace and Establishment of Class E Airspace Extension; Port Angeles, WA
Document Number: 2020-13210
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Class E surface area, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface and creates Class E airspace as an extension to the Class E surface area at William R Fairchild International Airport, Port Angeles, WA. Following a review of the airspace, the FAA found it necessary to modify the existing airspace for William R Fairchild Airport for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the Airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-14018
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-200, A330-200 Freighter, A330-300, A340- 200, A340-300, A340-500, and A340-600 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that an airplane failed to extend its nose landing gear (NLG) using the free fall method, due to loss of the green hydraulic system. This proposed AD would require repetitive tests of affected free fall actuators (FFA), and replacement of any affected FFA with a serviceable FFA, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which will be incorporated by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class D Airspace and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Bogue, NC
Document Number: 2020-13994
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D airspace by updating the geographic coordinates, and removes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Bogue Field Marine Corps Auxiliary Field, Bogue, NC, at the request of the US Marine Corps. Class E airspace is no longer required, as there are no instrument approaches into Bogue Field MCALF. This action also replaces the outdated term Airport/ Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the legal description of associated Class D airspace. This action enhances the safety and management of controlled airspace within the national airspace system.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-13973
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747- 200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that the upper wing skin at engine nacelle points may be subject to undetected cracking. This proposed AD would require repetitive ultrasonic inspections of the upper wing skin at certain engine strut positions for cracking; repetitive detailed and ultrasonic inspections of the strut lower spar fitting, diagonal brace strut end clevis, and diagonal brace wing attach end clevis for cracking; repetitive detailed inspections of lower link fitting at certain engine strut positions for cracking; and applicable on-condition actions. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Pilot Professional Development; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2020-12710
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is making technical amendments to the Pilot Professional Development (PPD) final rule, which was published on February 25, 2020. That document inadvertently failed to update two cross-references. This document corrects the final regulations.
Special Conditions: Boeing Commercial Airplanes Model 777-9 Airplane; Overhead Flightcrew Rest Compartment Occupiable During Taxi, Takeoff, and Landing
Document Number: 2020-12701
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Boeing Commercial Airplanes (Boeing) Model 777-9 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport- category airplanes. This design feature is an overhead flightcrew rest (OFCR) compartment occupiable during taxi, takeoff, and landing (TT&L). The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Limited Extension of Relief for Certain Persons and Operations During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency
Document Number: 2020-13960
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule amends the regulatory relief originally provided in the Relief for Certain Persons and Operations during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) final rule. Other than relief for medical certificate duration, the relief in this final rule applies to a new population of airmen and does not extend the relief provided in the original Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR). The amended relief applies to new persons who may have challenges complying with certain training, recent experience, testing, and checking requirements. This relief allows operators to continue to use pilots and other crewmembers in support of essential operations during this extended period. This SFAR also provides regulatory relief to additional persons unable to meet duration and renewal requirements due to the public health emergency.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2020-13891
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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: 2020-13890
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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.
Amendment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Northcentral United States
Document Number: 2020-13818
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-13, V-55, and V-505, and Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-354 in the Northcentral United States. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Siren, WI, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID) which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) routes. The Siren VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program. The VOR Federal airway V-15, V-26, V-78, V-100, V-159, V-175, V- 219, and V-307, and Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-285 modifications proposed in the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) require additional coordination and flight inspection activities. As such, those ATS route modifications are removed from this rule. Additionally, the V-55 and T- 354 modifications effected by the Park Rapids, MN, VOR/DME proposed in the NPRM also require additional coordination and flight inspection activities, and are removed from this rule, too.
Proposed Amendment to Federal Airways Amber 15 (A-15), V-444, J-502, and J-511; Alaska
Document Number: 2020-13807
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Federal airways A-15, V-444, J- 502, and J-511 in Alaska. The modifications are necessary due to the decommissioning of the Burwash Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) in Yukon Territory, Canada, which provided navigation guidance for portions of the affected routes. The Burwash NDB was decommissioned effective March 26, 2020 due to ongoing maintenance problems and logistic issues.
Revocation and Amendment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Newcombe, KY
Document Number: 2020-13742
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-4 and V-119, and removes VOR Federal airways V-331 and V-478 in the vicinity of Newcombe, KY. The Air Traffic Service (ATS) route modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Newcombe, KY, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID) which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected ATS routes. The Newcombe VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program. The VOR Federal airway V-53, V-115, V-140, and V-339, and Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-215 and T-323 modifications proposed in the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) require additional coordination and flight inspection activities. As such, those ATS route modifications are removed from this rule.
Airworthiness Directives; Aerostar Aircraft Corporation Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-13662
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Aerostar Aircraft Corporation Model PA-60-601P (Aerostar 601P), PA-60-602P (Aerostar 602P), and PA-60-700P (Aerostar 700P) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of corrosion on the elevator and aileron balance tubes. This proposed AD would require repetitively inspecting the elevator and aileron balance tubes for corrosion and rust and replacing the tube. The FAA is issuing this proposed AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of V-63 in the Vicinity of Texoma, OK
Document Number: 2020-13658
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-63 due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Texoma, OK, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID). The Texoma VOR provides navigation guidance for a portion of V-63 and is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Proposed Amendment of V-221 and V-305 in the Vicinity of Bloomington, IN
Document Number: 2020-13657
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-221 and V-305 in the vicinity of Bloomington, IN. The amendments are due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Hoosier, IN, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID) which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected airways. The Hoosier VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-128 and V-144 in the Vicinity of Kankakee, IL
Document Number: 2020-13647
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-128 and V-144 in the vicinity of Kankakee, IL. The FAA is taking this action due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Kankakee, IL, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) routes. The Kankakee VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Torrington, WY
Document Number: 2020-13542
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Torrington Municipal Airport, Torrington, WY, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) procedures at the airport. This action would ensure the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airway V-52 in the Vicinity of Bowling Green, KY
Document Number: 2020-13531
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-52 due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Bowling Green, KY, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID). The Bowling Green VOR is being decommissioned in support of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (VOR MON) program.
Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes J-6, Q-68, V-5, V-49, V-243, and T-325 in the Vicinity of Bowling Green, KY
Document Number: 2020-13526
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Jet Route J-6, VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-5, V-49, and V-243, and area navigation (RNAV) routes Q-68 and T-325 in the vicinity of Bowling Green, KY. These amendments are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Bowling Green, KY, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID). The Bowling Green VOR is being decommissioned in support of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-59, V-92, V-115, and V-117 in the Vicinity of Newcomerstown, OH
Document Number: 2020-13525
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-59, V-92, V-115, and V-117 in the vicinity of Newcomerstown, OH. These modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Newcomerstown, OH (CTW), VOR/ Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) routes. The Newcomerstown VOR is being decommissioned in support of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program and due to service availability issues.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (Type Certificate Previously Held by Rolls-Royce plc) Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2020-13448
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd. & Co KG (RRD) Trent 1000-D2, Trent 1000- J2, and Trent 1000-K2 model turbofan engines with fuel pump, part number G5030FPU01, installed. This AD requires removal and replacement of the fuel pump with a part eligible for installation. This AD was prompted by the manufacturer's investigation into an unexpected reduction in fuel pump performance in certain high life fuel pumps. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Lufthansa Technik AG
Document Number: 2020-13732
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-25
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; XtremeAir GmbH Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-13659
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-07-15 for certain XtremeAir GmbH Model XA42 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 cracking of the diagonal struts of the engine mount frame with potential detachment of the engine from the airplane. The FAA is issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-13481
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-8 and 737-9 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that certain exterior fairing panels on the top of the engine nacelle and strut (the thumbnail fairing and mid strut fairing panels) may not have the quality of electrical bonding necessary to ensure adequate shielding of the underlying wiring from the electromagnetic effects of high intensity radiated fields (HIRF), which could potentially lead to a dual-engine power loss event and/or display of hazardously misleading primary propulsion parameters. This AD requires a detailed inspection of the thumbnail fairing panels and mid strut fairing panels for excessive rework of the metallic (aluminum foil) inner surface layer, replacement of any excessively reworked panels, and modification of the thumbnail fairing assembly to ensure adequate bonding. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: National Air Tours Safety Standards
Document Number: 2020-13606
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The collection involves requirements in FAA regulations that set safety and oversight rules for a broad variety of sightseeing and commercial air tour flights to improve the overall safety of commercial air tours by requiring all air tours to submit information.
NextGen Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-13599
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the renewal of the NAC for 2 years. The Secretary of Transportation established the NAC under agency authority in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, Public Law 92-463, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. The Secretary determined the NAC is necessary and is in the public interest. The nature and purpose of the NAC is to seek resolution of issues and challenges involving concepts, requirements, operational capabilities, the associated use of technology, and related considerations to aeronautical operations that affect the future of the Air Traffic Management System and the integration of new technologies.
Notice of Availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision and Adoption of the Wyoming Army National Guard Environmental Assessment for the Establishment of Controlled Firing Areas
Document Number: 2020-13570
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA announces its decision to adopt the Wyoming Army National Guard (WYARNG) Environmental Assessment (EA), entitled Training and Maneuver Activities at Camp Guernsey, Guernsey, Wyoming, for the establishment of three Controlled Firing Areas (CFA) at Camp Guernsey. Under the Proposed Action, the CFAs would be established for up to two years. This notice announces that, based on its independent review and evaluation of the EA and supporting documents, the FAA is adopting portions of the EA associated with the CFAs and issuing a FONSI/ROD for the establishment of the Camp Guernsey CFAs.
Research, Engineering, and Development Advisory Committee (REDAC); Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-13556
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the Research, Engineering, and Development Advisory Committee (REDAC).
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.A. Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-13440
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Leonardo S.p.A. Model A119 and AW119 MKII helicopters. This AD requires inspecting for movement and the tightening torque of the tail rotor (T/R) plug, the installation of the outboard and inboard faces of the T/R duplex bearing, and the condition of the T/R plug threads, nut threads, and T/R duplex bearing. Depending on the inspection results, this AD requires removing parts from service, reassembling the T/R duplex assembly, and reporting information. This AD also prohibits installing a T/R duplex bearing unless it has been inspected. This AD was prompted by findings from a preliminary investigation of a Model AW119 MKII helicopter accident. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-13438
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model AS-365N2, AS 365 N3, EC 155B, EC155B1, and SA-365N1 helicopters. This proposed AD would require inspecting the tail rotor gearbox (TGB) housing recess, and depending on the inspection results, performing more in-depth inspections and removing certain parts from service. The proposed AD would also prohibit installing a TGB unless it has passed certain inspections and has a new TGB control rod bearing installed. This proposed AD was prompted by the discovery of a foreign object obstructing the oil duct of a TGB control bearing. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-13407
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks of the upper splice fittings. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections and open hole high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections of the upper splice fittings for cracks and applicable on- condition actions. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-13404
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Helicopters Model EC130B4 and EC130T2 helicopters. This AD was prompted by a report that a changed manufacturing process for the tail rotor blades (TRB) was implemented, affecting the structural characteristics of the blades and generating a new part number for these blades. This AD requires re-identifying each affected TRB having a certain part number and serial number and establishing a life limit for the new part numbers. This AD also prohibits installation of any affected TRB identified with the old part number on any helicopter. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Ithaca, NY
Document Number: 2020-13386
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-423 and V-428, due to the planned decommissioning of the Ithaca, NY, VOR/DME navigation aid which provides navigation guidance for segments of the routes. The Ithaca VOR/DME is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Glens Falls, NY
Document Number: 2020-13383
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-91, V-123, V-431, V-489, and V-496 due to the planned decommissioning of the Glens Falls, NY, VORTAC navigation aid which provides navigation guidance for segments of the routes. The Glens Falls VORTAC is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Amendment and Revocation of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Berlin, NH
Document Number: 2020-13382
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-104, and modifies V-322, due to the planned decommissioning of the Berlin, NH, VOR/DME navigation aid which provides navigation guidance for segments of the routes. The Berlin VOR/DME is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Clarion, IA
Document Number: 2020-13367
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Clarion Municipal Airport, Clarion, IA. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Clarion non- directional beacon (NDB). The geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Clay Center, KS
Document Number: 2020-13366
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Clay Center Municipal Airport, Clay Center, KS. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review due to the decommissioning of the Clay Center non-directional beacon (NDB) which provided navigation information to the instrument procedures at this airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Park Rapids, MN
Document Number: 2020-13365
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Park Rapids Municipal Airport-Konshok Field, Park Rapids, MN. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Park Rapids VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The name and geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Harper, KS
Document Number: 2020-13362
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Harper Municipal Airport, Harper, KS. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Anthony VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airway V-37 Due to the Planned Decommissioning of Aylmer, Canada, VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Navigation Aid
Document Number: 2020-13339
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-37 in the northeast United States to reflect changes made by NAV CANADA in Canadian airspace. The modification to V-37 is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Aylmer, Canada, VOR navigation aid (NAVAID), which provided navigation guidance for portions of V-37. The Aylmer VOR was decommissioned March 23, 2020, as part of NAV CANADA's NAVAID Modernization Program.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-18, V-54, V-114, and V-583 in the Vicinity of Quitman, TX
Document Number: 2020-13337
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-18, V-54, V-114, and V-583 in the vicinity of Quitman, TX. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Quitman, TX, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected airways. The Quitman VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a New Approval of Information Collection: Operational Waivers for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Document Number: 2020-13333
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a new information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on April 10, 2020. The FAA proposes collecting information about requests for waivers from certain operational rules that apply to small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). The FAA will use the collected information to make determinations whether to authorize or deny the requested operations of sUAS. The proposed information collection is necessary to issue such authorizations or denials consistent with the FAA's mandate to ensure safe and efficient use of national airspace.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-12799
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (Gulfstream) Model GVI airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that the primary flight control actuation system (PFCAS) linear variable displacement transducer (LVDT) mechanical disconnect monitor may not trigger the disconnect of the affected control surfaces as required in the event of a control surface failure. This AD requires updating the software of each PFCAS remote electronics unit (REU), which includes an improvement to the LVDT. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Certification Procedures for Products and Parts
Document Number: 2020-13259
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection in FAA regulations that prescribe certification standards for aircraft, aircraft engines, propellers appliances and parts. The information collected is used to determine compliance and applicant eligibility. The respondents are aircraft parts designers, manufacturers, and aircraft owners.