Proposed Advisory Circular; Calibration Test, Endurance Test and Teardown Inspection for Turbine Engine Certification (Sections 33.85/87/93)
This notice announces the availability and request for comments of draft Advisory Circular (AC), No. 33.87, Calibration Test, Endurance Test and Teardown Inspection for Turbine Engine Certification (Sec. Sec. 33.85/87/93).
Advisory Circular (AC) 45-2C, Identification and Regulation Marking
This notice announces the availability of AC 45-2C, Identification and Registration Marking. AC 45-2C provides information and guidance concerning the requirements for identifying aircraft and related products with identification plates, and identifying aircraft with nationality and registration marks. The requirements are detailed in Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), part 45, Identification and Registration Marking.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747SP, and 747SR Series Airplanes; Equipped With Pratt & Whitney Model JT9D-3 and -7 Series Engines
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing transport category airplanes listed above. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracks of the upper surface of the aft lower spar web of the inboard and outboard struts, as applicable; and repetitive inspections for cracks of the upper surface of the intermediate web bay of the aft lower spar. This AD also requires repetitive inspections and torque checks of the bolts common to the aft lower spar chords and the fitting of the rear engine mount bulkhead for missing, loose, or fractured bolts, as applicable; and corrective action, if necessary. This AD is prompted by reports of cracking in the aft lower spar web and reports of missing and fractured bolts. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the aft lower spar web, and to prevent missing, loose, or fractured bolts common to the aft lower spar chords and the fitting of the rear engine mount bulkhead, which could result in the loss of the aft lower spar load path and reduced structural capability of the pylon, which may result in the separation of the engine from the airplane.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, Weather Takeoff Minimums; Miscellaneous Amendments
This amendment establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and/or Weather Takeoff Minimums 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, addition of new obstacles, or changes in 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.