Federal Aviation Administration March 21, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-6805
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-100, DHC-8-200, and DHC-8-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of hydraulic accumulator screw cap or end cap failure. This proposed AD would require replacing the affected parking brake accumulator. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the parking brake accumulator screw caps or end caps, which could result in loss of the number 2 hydraulic system and damage to airplane structures, and could potentially have an adverse effect on the controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-6804
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F.27 Mark 050 airplanes, and Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of loose nuts on contactors in the electrical power center (EPC), and in some cases, burned contactors. This proposed AD would require inspecting and, if necessary, adjusting, the torque values of nuts on circuit breakers, contactors and terminal blocks of the EPC and battery relay panel. This proposed AD would also require inspecting to determine if certain parts are installed, and installing the parts if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct loose nuts, which could result in arcing and potentially an onboard fire, possibly resulting in damage to the airplane and injury to occupants or maintenance personnel.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-6772
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318-112, and -121; A319-111, -112, -115, -132, and -133; A320-214, -232, and -233; and A321-211, -212, -213, and -231 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports that some nuts installed on the wing, including on primary structural elements, were found cracked. This proposed AD would require inspecting to determine if certain nuts are installed or cracked, and replacing the affected nuts if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct missing and cracked nuts, which could result in the structural integrity of the airplane wings being impaired.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-6769
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes, and Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of a bleed air leak from the high pressure ducts which was not immediately detected by the bleed leak detection system. This proposed AD would require installing new sensing elements in the main landing gear wheel well and the overwing area, protective blankets on the upper surface of the wing box and fuel tubes, and protective shields on the rudder quadrant support-beam in the aft equipment compartment. We are proposing this AD to prevent an undetected bleed air leak which can cause loss of rudder control, can lead to degradation of structural integrity, and could be a potential heat source that can lead to fuel being ignited.
Revocation of Multiple Domestic, Alaskan, and Hawaiian Compulsory Reporting Points
Document Number: 2012-6744
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes twenty-two Domestic, Alaskan, and Hawaiian compulsory reporting points previously removed from service and taken out of the FAA aeronautical database. The FAA is removing these Part 71 outdated compulsory reporting points since they are no longer valid, to be consistent with the FAA's aeronautical database. This will avoid confusion and eliminate safety issues with existing fixes using the same fix name elsewhere within the National Airspace System (NAS).
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-6531
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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 difficulties in opening the airstair door. This AD requires inspecting the structure and gearbox drain paths for blockages by sealant, and removing any blockages. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct drain paths blocked by sealant, resulting in an airstair door that is unable to be opened, which could hinder evacuation in the event of an emergency.
Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-6522
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Aircraft Company Model 560XL airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of jammed or stiff rudder control due to water freezing on the rudder bias cables and pulleys of the stinger. This AD requires modification of the drain installation of the tailcone stinger on the aft canted bulkhead, inspections for drain holes in the forward and aft frames, and modification of the drain holes. We are issuing this AD to prevent ice accumulation on the cables and pulleys of the stinger, which could result in jamming of the rudder and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-6520
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R series airplanes, and Model C4-605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called A300-600 series airplanes), and Model A310 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of a crack in the selector valve pipe of the forward cargo door located in the avionics bay opposite the line replaceable unit racking. This AD requires replacing a certain aluminum high pressure pipe with a new corrosion resistant stainless steel pipe. We are issuing this AD to prevent cracking in the selector valve pipe of the forward cargo door which could impact the 90 VU avionics line replaceable unit, and could result in multiple computer failures, affecting flight safety.