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

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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.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Fort Morgan, CO
Document Number: 2012-13842
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Fort Morgan, CO. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedure at Fort Morgan Municipal Airport, Fort Morgan, CO. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Arcadia, FL
Document Number: 2012-13838
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E Airspace at Arcadia, FL, to accommodate the Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Arcadia Municipal Airport. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: 2012-13690
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA publishes a monthly notice, as appropriate, of PFC approvals and disapprovals under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Pub. L. 101-508) and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 158). This notice is published pursuant to paragraph d of Sec. 158.29.
Airworthiness Directives; Alpha Aviation Concept Limited (Type Certificate Previously Held by Alpha Aviation Design Limited) Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-13558
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Alpha Aviation Concept Limited Model R2160 Airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued 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 oil lines fitted to affected aircraft are not fire resistant. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-13554
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 767-200, -300, and -400ER series airplanes. That AD currently requires replacing the separation link assembly on the applicable entry and service doors with an improved separation link assembly, and doing related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD adds an airplane to the applicability and removes certain other airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that an additional airplane is subject to the unsafe condition. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of an entry or service door to open fully in the event of an emergency evacuation, which could impede exit from the airplane. This condition could result in injury to passengers or crewmembers.
Airworthiness Directives; Embraer S.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-13672
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Model ERJ 190-100 STD, -100 LR, and -100 IGW airplanes; and Model ERJ 190-200 STD, -200 LR, and -200 IGW airplanes. The existing AD currently requires revising the maintenance program to incorporate modifications in the Airworthiness Limitation Section (ALS) of the Embraer S.A. ERJ 190 Maintenance Review Board Report (MRBR). Since we issued that AD, new inspection tasks and their respective thresholds and intervals have been issued. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance program to incorporate modifications in the Airworthiness Limitation Section (ALS) of the Embraer S.A. ERJ 190 Maintenance Review Board Report (MRBR) to include new inspection tasks and their respective thresholds and intervals. We are proposing this AD since failure to inspect these structural components according to the new ALS tasks, thresholds, and intervals could prevent a timely detection of fatigue cracking, which if not properly addressed, could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-13671
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede two existing airworthiness directives (AD) that apply to certain Fokker Services B.V. Model F.28 Mark 0100 airplanes. The first existing AD currently requires removing the actuator from the fuel-balance transfer-valve (FBTV) and installing a locking device on the FBTV. The second existing AD currently requires inspecting to verify that the position indicator of the FBTV is in the closed position and deactivating the fuel-balance transfer-system. Since we issued those ADs, we have received reports that the FBTV was inadvertently reactivated after required de-activation measures were undone. This proposed AD would require installing an FBTV locking device. We are proposing this AD to prevent fuel starvation and consequently a double-engine flameout, possibly resulting in a forced landing, damage to the airplane, and injury to occupants.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-13439
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-06-04
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, and -200C series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of a severed upper butt strap, and cracks in the forward skin and bonded doubler, on one airplane. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracks and a chemical spot test in the area of station (STA) 908, and related investigative and corrective actions, if necessary. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD would require an inspection and modification. We are proposing this AD to prevent cracks at the adjacent mating skins (forward and aft), which could initiate just above stringers S-4R and S-4L; and could grow and result in a decompression event.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of New Approval of Information Collection: Commercial Aviation Safety Team Safety Enhancements
Document Number: 2012-13423
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-04
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 August 4, 2011, vol. 76, no. 150, page 47287-47288. The FAA intends to collect safety-related data regarding the voluntary implementation of Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST) safety enhancements (SEs) from certificate holders conducting operations under 14 CFR Part 121 and Parts 121/135.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Billings, MT
Document Number: 2012-13373
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace at Billings Logan International Airport, Billings, MT. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at Billings Logan International Airport. This action will also make a minor adjustment to the geographic coordinates of the airport. This improves the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Modification of Class D and Class E Airspace and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Bellingham, WA
Document Number: 2012-13370
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class D and Class E airspace at Bellingham, WA, to accommodate aircraft departing and arriving under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) at Bellingham International Airport. This action, initiated by the biennial review of the Bellingham airspace area, enhances the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Lewiston, ID
Document Number: 2012-13365
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-06-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace at Lewiston- Nez Perce County Airport, Lewiston, ID. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport, Lewiston, ID. The geographic coordinates of the airport and navigation aids also would be adjusted in the respective Class D and Class E airspace areas. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport, Lewiston, ID.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-12911
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Inc. Model CL-215-1A10 and CL-215-6B11 (CL-215T Variant) airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive inspections to detect cracking of the lower cap of the wing front and rear spars at wing station (WS) 51.00, and the wing lower skin. Additional actions, if cracking is found, include reworking the lower cap of the front or rear spar, inspecting for cracking, and repairing any cracking. The existing AD also requires reporting inspection results. This new AD requires extending the inspection area of the rear spar lower cap from WS 51.00 to WS 49.50 and modifying the ultrasonic inspection calibration procedure. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking found outside the inspection area. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the lower caps of the wing front and rear spars, and lower wing skin, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-12910
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 777 airplanes. This AD was prompted by four reports of retaining cross bolt hardware not fully engaged into the fuse pins of the forward trunnion lower housing of the main landing gear (MLG), which could result in an incorrect MLG emergency landing break-away sequence. This AD requires a detailed inspection of the fuse pin cross bolts and fuse pins of the left and right MLG forward trunnion lower housing to verify that the cross bolts are correctly installed and that there are no missing fuse pins, and replacement of the fuse pins if necessary. We are issuing this AD to prevent an incorrect emergency landing MLG break-away sequence, which could result in puncturing of the wing box and consequent fuel leaks and an airplane fire. Failure of the fuse pins could also result in a possible landing gear collapse causing a runway excursion during take-off or landing.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter Deutschland GMBH Helicopters
Document Number: 2012-12672
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter Deutschland GMBH (ECD) Model MBB-BK 117 C-1 and C-2 helicopters. This AD requires installing a placard that corresponds to the maximum permissible flight altitude, amending the Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM) to revise the maximum permissible operating altitude, and inserting revised performance charts into the RFM. This AD also requires a repetitive maintenance ``MAX N1 CHECK'' to determine the appropriate maximum altitudes. This AD also requires, if the engine or a Fuel Control Unit (FCU) or module 2 or 3 is replaced, repeating the maintenance ``MAX N1 CHECK.'' Finally, this AD specifies that modifying both engines would provide terminating action for the AD requirements. This AD was prompted by the failure of a ``few'' engines to reach the specified one-engine-inoperative (OEI) rating at altitudes above 10,000 feet. The actions of this AD are intended to prevent flights at altitudes where the full OEI engine power cannot be reached and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter if an OEI operation is required.
Airworthiness Directives; Burkhart GROB Luft- und Raumfahrt GmbH Powered Sailplanes
Document Number: 2012-12409
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Burkhart GROB Luft- und Raumfahrt GmbH Models GROB G 109 and GROB G 109B powered sailplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued 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 excessive corrosion on the nose plate in the vertical stabilizer, which could cause the vertical stabilizer nose plate to fail. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.