Federal Aviation Administration June 11, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-14068
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-06-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A319 and A320 series airplanes. That NPRM proposed to require modification of the off-wing escape slide (OWS) enclosures on both sides. That NPRM was prompted by a report of a torn out aspirator due to the aspirator interfering with the extrusion lip of the OWS enclosure during the initial stage of the deployment sequence. This action revises that NPRM by adding an airplane model to the applicability. We are proposing this AD to prevent both off-wing exits from being inoperative, which, during an emergency, would impair the safe evacuation of occupants, possibly resulting in personal injuries. Since this action imposes an additional burden over that proposed in the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these proposed changes.
Airworthiness Directives; Schweizer Aircraft Corporation
Document Number: 2012-14037
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-06-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Schweizer Aircraft Corporation (Schweizer) Model 269D and Model 269D Configuration A helicopters. The type certificate for these models is currently held by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky). This proposal is prompted by reports of loose horizontal stabilizers and cracks in the stabilizer-support structure for the extruded tailboom. The AD would require inspecting the aft fuselage assembly in the area around the attachment point of the horizontal stabilizer, including the paint, for a crack. This AD also would require inspecting the tailboom interior support structure, and if necessary, installing an inspection panel kit in the aft fuselage assembly, and installing doublers in the stabilizer support brackets. The actions specified by the proposed AD are intended to prevent separation of the horizontal stabilizer from the helicopter and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Modification of Multiple Compulsory Reporting Points; Continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii
Document Number: 2012-13993
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends seventeen Domestic, Alaskan, and Hawaiian compulsory reporting points previously updated in the FAA aeronautical database without accompanying regulatory action being taken. The FAA is taking this action to correct the compulsory reporting point information contained in part 71 to ensure it matches the information contained in the FAA's aeronautical database and to ensure the safety and efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS).
Airworthiness Directives; Hartzell Engine Technologies Turbochargers
Document Number: 2012-13855
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Cessna 206, 207, and 210 airplanes with Hartzell Engine Technologies (HET) turbochargers, part numbers (P/Ns) 406610-0005 and 406610-9005, installed. This emergency AD was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of these airplanes. This AD requires removing the affected turbochargers from service before further flight. This AD was prompted by a report of an HET turbocharger causing an engine in-flight power rollback. We are issuing this AD to prevent turbocharger bearing seizure, failed turbocharger components, and damage to the airplane.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Leesburg, FL
Document Number: 2012-13841
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D and Class E airspace at Leesburg, FL, changing the airport's name to Leesburg International Airport. The FAAs Aeronautical Products office requested the change to reflect the airport's current name.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Orlando, FL
Document Number: 2012-13840
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Orlando, FL, as new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed at Orlando Executive Airport. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System. This action also makes a minor adjustment to the geographic coordinates of Orlando Executive Airport, Orlando International Airport, and Kissimmee Municipal Airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Tallahassee, FL
Document Number: 2012-13839
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace in the Tallahassee, FL area. Tallahassee Commercial Airport has been abandoned and controlled airspace is no longer needed. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary for the continued safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the Tallahassee, FL airspace area.