Federal Aviation Administration May 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Amendment of Restricted Areas R-5001A and R-5001B, Fort Dix, NJ
Document Number: 2014-11104
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action updates the descriptions of restricted areas R- 5001A and R-5001B, Fort Dix, NJ, to reflect the renaming of the military installation as ``Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ,'' update the controlling and using agency information, eliminate redundant wording, and adjust by one second the longitude coordinate for the first point in the description of R-5001A. This action does not alter the boundaries or the use of the restricted areas.
Airworthiness Directives; M7 Aerospace LLC Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-11072
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for M7 Aerospace LLC Models SA227-AT, SA227-AC, SA227-BC, SA227-CC, and SA227- DC airplanes equipped with a bayonet shear pin main cabin door latching mechanism. This proposed AD was prompted by fatigue cracks found in the internal door surround doubler, the external skin fuselage skin, and the door corner fittings at the fuselage upper forward corner of the main cabin door cutout. This proposed AD would require repetitively inspecting the four corners of the main cabin door cutout for cracks, making necessary repairs, and reporting inspection results to M7 Aerospace LLC. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Vulcanair S.p.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-10789
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2008-24-11 for Vulcanair S.p.A. Model P68 airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated 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 cracking and/or corrosion of the wing spar. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-09953
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 767 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of bearing damage at certain trailing edge (TE) flap support rib assemblies. This AD requires inspecting certain TE flap support rib assemblies to determine if the bearings have a roller retention feature, and performing corrective actions if necessary; and inspecting for bearing damage of each pair of removed bearings, and performing related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct damage to the TE flap support bearings, which could ultimately result in loss of controllability of the airplane.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Application 14-09-C-00-DCA To Impose and Use the Revenue From a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Arlington, Virginia for Projects at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport
Document Number: 2014-10954
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application to impose and use the revenue from a PFC at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 40117 and part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 158).
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Kuparuk, AK
Document Number: 2014-10867
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace at Ugnu-Kuparuk Airport, Kuparuk, AK. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using the new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at the airport. This action enhances the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport. This action will also make an adjustment to the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Albion, NE
Document Number: 2014-10866
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Albion, NE. Decommissioning of the Alaby non-directional radio beacon (NDB) at Albion Municipal Airport has made reconfiguration necessary for standard instrument approach procedures and for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Dalhart, TX
Document Number: 2014-10863
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Dalhart, TX. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Dalhart Municipal Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Eagle Grove, IA
Document Number: 2014-10862
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Eagle Grove, IA. Decommissioning of the Eagle Grove non-directional radio beacon (NDB) at Eagle Grove Municipal Airport has made airspace reconfiguration necessary for standard instrument approach procedures and for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. Geographic coordinates are also adjusted.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Amery, WI
Document Number: 2014-10848
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Amery, WI. Decommissioning of the Ameron non-directional radio beacon (NDB) at Amery Municipal Airport has made airspace reconfiguration necessary for standard instrument approach procedures and for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Twelfth Meeting: RTCA NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC)
Document Number: 2014-10888
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the twelfth meeting of the RTCA NextGen Advisory Committee.
Twenty-Fifth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 224, Airport Security Access Control Systems
Document Number: 2014-10887
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the twenty-fifth meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 224, Airport Security Access Control Systems.
Tenth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 227, Standards of Navigation Performance
Document Number: 2014-10886
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the tenth meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 227, Standards of Navigation Performance
Seventy Eighth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 147, Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems Airborne Equipment
Document Number: 2014-10885
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the Seventy Eighth meeting of RTCA Special Committee 147, Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems Airborne Equipment.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: FAA Safety Briefing Readership Survey
Document Number: 2014-10837
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-12
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 survey will help the editors learn more about the target audience and how they elect to improve their safety skills/ practices, and what they need to know to improve their safety skills/ practices. With this information, the editors can craft FAA Safety Briefing content targeted to its audience to help accomplish the FAA and Department of Transportation's mission of improving safety.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. Turboprop Engines
Document Number: 2014-10783
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Honeywell International Inc. TPE331-5, -5A, -5AB, -5B, -10, - 10R, -10U, -10UF, -10UG, -10UGR, and -10UR model turboprop engines. This proposed AD was prompted by engine propeller shaft coupling failures, leading to unexpected propeller pitch changes resulting in high aerodynamic and asymmetric drag on the airplanes using these engines. This proposed AD would require removing certain part number (P/N) propeller shaft couplings from service. This proposed AD would also require inserting a copy of Honeywell International Inc. Operating Information Letter OI331-26, dated March 2, 2010, into the applicable Airplane Flight Manuals. We are proposing this AD to prevent loss of airplane control, leading to an accident.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2014-10782
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Turbomeca S.A. Makila 2A and Makila 2A1 turboshaft engines. This proposed AD was prompted by failure of two high-pressure (HP) fuel pumps that resulted in engine in-flight shutdowns. This proposed AD would require initial and repetitive visual inspections, and replacement of the splines of the HP fuel pump/metering valve and the module M01 drive gear, if necessary. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the HP fuel pump, which could lead to an in-flight shutdown, damage to the engine, and forced landing or accident.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. Turboprop Engines
Document Number: 2014-09929
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for all Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) PT6A-114 and PT6A-114A turboprop engines. The NPRM proposed to require initial and repetitive borescope inspections (BSIs) of compressor turbine (CT) blades, and the removal from service of blades that fail inspection. The NPRM was prompted by several incidents of CT blade failure, causing power loss and in-flight shutdown of the engine resulting in four fatalities. This action revises the NPRM by adding a mandatory terminating action. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM (SNPRM) to prevent failure of CT blades, which could lead to damage to the engine and damage to the airplane. Since these actions impose an additional burden over that proposed in the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on this proposed change.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-10682
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2006- 0707, for certain A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R series airplanes, and Model C4-605R variant F airplanes (collectively called A300-600 series airplanes). AD 2006-0707 requires modifying nine bolt holes in the vertical flange of the center spar sealing angles. Since we issued AD 2006-0707, we have received reports that fatigue and damage tolerance analyses show that the inspection threshold and interval must be reduced to allow timely detection of cracks. This proposed AD would continue to require modification of bolt holes in the vertical flange of the center spar sealing angles, and any applicable related investigative and corrective actions. This proposed AD would also require inspections for cracks, a modification by cold expansion of the center spar sealing angles, replacement of both sealing angles and cold expansion of the attachment holes if necessary, and post-repair repetitive inspections and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to prevent crack formation in the sealing angles, which could rupture the sealing angle and lead to subsequent crack formation in the bottom skin of the wing, and result in reduced structural integrity of the center spar section of the wing.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Grand Forks, ND
Document Number: 2014-10597
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace within the Grand Forks, ND, area by amending the geographic coordinates of the Grand Forks International Airport ILS Localizer. The boundaries and operating requirements of the airspace remain the same.
Airworthiness Directives; GROB-WERKE Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-10060
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain GROB-WERKE Models G115EG and G120A 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 cracks in the left hand elevator flange. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Alpha Aviation Concept Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-10058
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 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 the metal screen shield over the ignition switch may ground out the ignition terminals. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Grand Forks, ND
Document Number: 2014-09892
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends a typographical error in the effective date of a final rule technical amendment correction published in the Federal Register of February 6, 2014, that amends Class D and E airspace in the Grand Forks, ND, area. The effective date year is corrected from February 6, 2013, to February 6, 2014.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-09832
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2007-16-19, which applied to certain The Boeing Company Model 747-200B, 747-300, and 747-400 series airplanes. AD 2007-16-19 required repetitive detailed inspections for cracking of the aft tension tie channels from body station (BS) 1120 to BS 1220 and from BS 880 to BS 1100, and corrective actions if necessary. AD 2007-16-19 also provided optional terminating action. This new AD retains the existing requirements, limits the area of the detailed inspection, adds repetitive surface high-frequency eddy current inspections, and mandates the previously optional terminating action. This AD was prompted by an analysis that indicated the need to mandate the previously optional modification. We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking of the tension ties, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane and rapid depressurization of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-09431
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2009-21-08 R1 for Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A Model P-180 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 cases of un-commanded operation of switched off nose-wheel steering system caused by internal leakage of a steering select/bypass valve. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class D Airspace; St. Paul, MN
Document Number: 2014-09881
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends a typographical error in the geographic coordinates of South St. Paul Municipal Airport-Richard E. Fleming Field in a final rule technical amendment published in the Federal Register of March 4, 2014, that amends Class D airspace in the St. Paul, MN, area.
Special Conditions: Extra Flugzeugproduktions and Vertriebs [Extra] GmbH, EA-300/LC; Acrobatic Category Aerodynamic Stability
Document Number: 2014-10392
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Extra EA-300/LC airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with static stability. This airplane can perform at the highest level of aerobatic competition. To be competitive, the aircraft was designed with positive and, at some points, neutral stability within its flight envelope. Its lateral and directional axes are also decoupled from each other providing more precise maneuvering. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. These 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 to EA-300/LC airplanes certified solely in the acrobatic category.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; North Dakota
Document Number: 2014-10391
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within the boundary of the state of North Dakota. With the increased use of GPS/GNSS navigation systems, pilots routinely file and fly flight plans using point-to- point routes instead of published airways. Often, these point-to-point routes take aircraft through uncontrolled airspace (Class G). With this proposal, Minneapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) would provide a more expeditious service and increased efficiency within the National Airspace System (NAS).
Proposed Amendment of Class E5 Airspace; Michigan
Document Number: 2014-10336
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E5 airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within the boundary of the state of Michigan. With the increased use of GPS/GNSS navigation systems, pilots routinely file and fly flight plans using point-to- point routes instead of published airways. Often, these point-to-point routes take aircraft through uncontrolled airspace (Class G). With this proposal, Minneapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) would provide more expeditious service and increased efficiency within the National Airspace System (NAS).
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; South Dakota
Document Number: 2014-10335
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within the boundary of the state of South Dakota. With the increased use of GPS/GNSS navigation systems, pilots routinely file and fly flight plans using point-to- point routes instead of published airways. Often, these point-to-point routes take aircraft through uncontrolled airspace (Class G). With this proposal, Minneapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) would provide more expeditious service and increased efficiency within the National Airspace System.
Airworthiness Directives; GROB-WERKE GMBH & CO KG and BURKHART GROB LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT GmbH & CO KG Gliders
Document Number: 2014-10308
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GROB-WERKE GMBH & CO KG Models G102 STANDARD ASTIR III, G102 CLUB ASTIR III, and G102 CLUB ASTIR IIIb gliders and BURKHART GROB LUFT-UND RAUMFAHRT GmbH & CO KG Models G103 TWIN II, G103A TWIN II ACRO, G103C TWIN III ACRO, and G 103 C Twin III SL gliders. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated 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 plastic control cable pulleys developing cracks due to aging. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: AST Collection of Voluntary Lessons Learned from External Sources
Document Number: 2014-10147
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-02
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 FAA/AST will collect lessons learned from members of the commercial space industry in order to carry out the safety responsibilities in 49 U.S.C. Chapter 701 Section 70103 (c).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Mitsubishi MU-2B Series Airplane Special Training, Experience, and Operating Procedures
Document Number: 2014-10140
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-02
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. This collection of information request is for Mitsubishi MU-2B Series Airplane Special Training, Experience, and Operating Requirements Special Federal Aviation Regulation. The pilot training requires a logbook endorsement and documentation of a training-course completion record.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Commercial Air Tour Limitations in the Grand Canyon National Park Special Flight Rules Area
Document Number: 2014-10138
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-02
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 FAA uses the information gathered from Grand Canyon National Park air tour operators to monitor their compliance with the Federal regulations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Office of Dispute Resolution Procedures for Protests and Contact Disputes
Document Number: 2014-10136
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-02
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. 14 CFR part 17 sets forth procedures for filing solicitation protests and contract claims in the FAA's Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition. The regulations seek factual and legal information from protesters or claimants primarily through written submissions.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Certification: Air Carriers and Commercial Operators
Document Number: 2014-10131
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-02
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 respondents to this information collection are CFR Part 135 and Part 121 operators. The FAA uses the information to ensure compliance and adherence to the regulations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Medical Standards and Certification
Document Number: 2014-10120
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-02
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 information collected is used to determine if applicants are medically qualified to perform the duties associated with the class of airman medical certificate sought. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on February 11, 2014, vol. 79, no. 28, page 8233. FAA received one comment from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regarding Form 8500-14, noting that when used in the employment context, line 5 of the form, which asks whether the applicant has a family history of glaucoma, poses a conflict with the requirements of Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. FAA will be considering this comment in an upcoming update to this form.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Piedmont Triad International Airport, Greensboro, NC
Document Number: 2014-10101
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public comment on the release of land at the Piedmont Triad International Airport, Greensboro, North Carolina. This property, approximately 16.93 acres of fee simple release, will change to a non-aeronautical use. This action is taken under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-10059
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain DASSAULT AVIATION Model FALCON 900EX airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by our determination to introduce a corrosion prevention control program, among other changes, to the maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to include the maintenance tasks and airworthiness limitations specified in the Airworthiness Limitations section of the airplane maintenance manual. We are proposing this AD to prevent reduced structural integrity and reduced controllability of the airplane.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2014-10056
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. 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.
Drug and Alcohol Testing of Certain Maintenance Provider Employees Located Outside of the United States; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2014-09969
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action extends the comment period for an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) that was published on March 17, 2014. In that document, the FAA sought input on its intent to amend the FAA's drug and alcohol testing regulations to require drug and alcohol testing of certain maintenance personnel outside of the United States. Airlines for America (A4A), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and Deutsche Lufthansa AG (Lufthansa) have requested that the FAA extend the comment period closing date to allow time for commenters to adequately analyze the ANPRM and prepare comments.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-09941
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-01
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, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of fatigue cracking in certain areas. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking of the skin assembly and bear strap of the forward airstair stowage doorway; post-repair and post- modification inspections for certain airplanes; and related investigative and corrective actions, if necessary. This proposed AD would also provide optional terminating actions for certain repetitive inspections. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking, which could result in rapid loss of cabin pressure.
Airworthiness Directives; SOCATA Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-09421
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 99-07-11 for SOCATA Model TBM 700 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 cracks on the outboard hinge fittings. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; M7 Aerospace LLC Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-09419
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain M7 Aerospace LLC Models SA26-T, SA26-AT, SA226-AT, SA226-T, SA226-T(B), SA226-TC, SA227-AC (C-26A), SA227-AT, SA227-TT, SA227-BC (C-26A), SA227-CC, and SA227-DC (C-26B) airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of jamming of the aileron control cable chain in the pilot and copilot control columns due to inadequate lubrication and maintenance of the chain. This AD requires repetitively replacing and lubricating the aileron chain, sprocket, and bearings in the control columns. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; AgustaWestland S.p.A. (Type Certificate Previously Held by Agusta S.p.A.) (Agusta) Helicopters
Document Number: 2014-09414
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta Model A109C, A109E, A109K2, and A119 helicopters. This AD requires a recurring visual inspection of the tail rotor (T/R) blade retaining bolts (bolts) for a crack, corrosion, damage, or missing cadmium plating in the central part of the bolt and, depending on findings, a liquid penetrant inspection. This AD also requires replacing a cracked or damaged bolt. This AD was prompted by two reported incidents of cracked bolts. The actions of this AD are intended to detect an unairworthy bolt and prevent failure of a bolt, release of a T/R blade, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-09413
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777F series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of a fire that originated near the first officer's seat and caused extensive damage to the flight deck. This AD requires replacing the low-pressure oxygen hoses with non-conductive low-pressure oxygen hoses in the stowage box and supernumerary ceiling area. We are issuing this AD to prevent electrical current from passing through an internal, anti-collapse spring of the low-pressure oxygen hose, which can cause the low-pressure oxygen hose to melt or burn and lead to an oxygen-fed fire near the flight deck.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-09239
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 767 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of two in-service occurrences on Model 737-400 airplanes of total loss of boost pump pressure of the fuel feed system, followed by loss of fuel system suction feed capability on one engine, and in-flight shutdown of the engine. This AD requires revising the maintenance program to incorporate a revision to the Airworthiness Limitations section of the maintenance planning data document. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct failure of the engine fuel suction feed capability of the fuel system, which could result in dual engine flameout, inability to restart the engines, and consequent forced landing of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-09094
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2000-11-06 for certain The Boeing Company Model 767 airplanes. AD 2000-11-06 required repetitive inspections to detect discrepancies of the wiring and surrounding Teflon sleeves of the fuel tank boost pumps and override/ jettison pumps; replacement of the sleeves with new sleeves, for certain airplanes; and repair or replacement of the wiring and sleeves with new parts, as necessary. This new AD requires reducing the initial compliance time and repetitive inspection interval in AD 2000-11-06; mandates a terminating action for the repetitive inspections to eliminate wire damage; removes certain airplanes from the applicability; and requires revising the maintenance program to incorporate changes to the airworthiness limitations section. This AD was prompted by fleet information indicating that the repetitive inspection interval in AD 2000-11-06 is too long, because excessive chafing of the sleeving continues to occur much earlier than expected between scheduled inspections. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct chafing of the fuel pump wire insulation and consequent exposure of the electrical conductor, which could result in electrical arcing between the wires and conduit and consequent fire or explosion of the fuel tank.