Federal Aviation Administration September 12, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Twenty-Seventh Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 224, Airport Security Access Control Systems
Document Number: 2014-21800
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the twenty-seventh meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 224, Airport Security Access Control Systems.
92nd Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 159, Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
Document Number: 2014-21796
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the ninety-second meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 159, Global Positioning Systems (GPS).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of New Approval of Information Collection: Neighborhood Environmental Survey
Document Number: 2014-21795
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-12
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 undertake an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on June 12, 2014, vol. 79, no. 113, pages 33797-33798. The purpose of this research is to conduct a nation-wide survey to update the scientific evidence of the relationship between aircraft noise exposure and its effects on communities around airports. There were seven responses to the 60-day Federal Register Notice. The notice received comments from the Airlines for America (A4A), Village of Schaumburg, Illinois residents, City of Wood Dale Illinois residents, and several other private citizens representing themselves. The notice received several positive comments stating that this survey is ``absolutely necessary to update relationship between aircraft noise exposure and its effect on communities around United State airports.'' There were clarifying questions on survey background in general, questionnaire content, method of airport selection and participants' selection.
Special Conditions: Bombardier Aerospace, Models BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 Series Airplanes; Airplane Electronic System Security Protection From Unauthorized External Access
Document Number: 2014-21789
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Aerospace Models BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 series airplanes. These airplanes will have novel or unusual design features, specifically, digital systems architecture composed of several connected networks that may allow access to or by external computer systems and networks and may result in security vulnerabilities to the airplanes' systems. 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.
Special Conditions: Bombardier Aerospace, Models BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 Series Airplanes; Isolation or Airplane Electronic System Security Protection From Unauthorized Internal Access
Document Number: 2014-21788
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Aerospace Models BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 series airplanes. These airplanes will have novel or unusual design features, specifically, digital systems architecture composed of several connected data networks that will have the capability to allow connectivity of the passenger service computer systems to the airplane critical systems and data networks. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. 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.
Special Conditions: Bombardier Aerospace, Models BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 Series Airplanes; Automatic Speed Protection for Design Dive Speed
Document Number: 2014-21787
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Aerospace Models BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with a reduced margin between design cruising speed, VC/ MC, and design diving speed, VD/MD, based on the incorporation of a high-speed protection system that limits nose down pilot authority at speeds above VD/ MD. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. 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.
Special Conditions: Bombardier Aerospace, Models BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 Series Airplanes; Tire Debris Impacts to Fuel Tanks
Document Number: 2014-21786
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Aerospace, Models BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the use of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) for most of the wing fuel tank structure, which, when impacted by tire debris, may resist penetration or rupture differently from aluminum wing skins. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. 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.
Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-21763
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 717-200 airplanes; Model DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-15, DC-10-30, DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40 and DC-10- 40F airplanes; Model MD-10-10F and MD-10-30F airplanes; Model DC-9-81 (MD-81), DC-9-82 (MD-82), DC-9-83 (MD-83), and DC-9-87 (MD-87) airplanes; Model MD-88 airplanes; and Model MD-90-30 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of latent air data transducer degradation. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate special compliance items (SCIs). We are proposing this AD to prevent erroneous air data information, which could lead to a mid-air collision within reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) airspace.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-21552
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2007-18-09 for all Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. AD 2007- 18-09 required repetitive inspections of the upper support of the nose landing gear (NLG), and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary; and also provided an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This new AD adds installation of a new enhanced manufacturing and maintainability (EMM) braking and steering control unit (BSCU) standard, and adds airplanes to the applicability. This AD was prompted by a determination that previously allowed terminating actions no longer address the unsafe condition and that a new terminating action is necessary. We are issuing this AD to prevent landings with the NLG turned 90 degrees from centerline, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; APEX Aircraft Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-21270
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for APEX Aircraft Model R 3000/160 airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as small pieces of paint from the engine air intake box blocking the engine carburetor. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.