Federal Aviation Administration November 17, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2014-27079
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-17
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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2014-27078
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-17
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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2014-27077
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-17
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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2014-27076
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-17
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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2014-27075
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-17
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.
Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-27070
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2011-08- 51, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. AD 2011-08-51 currently requires repetitive inspections of the lap joint at certain stringers along the entire length from certain body stations. Since we issued AD 2011-08-51, an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) has determined that the lower fastener holes in the lower skin of the fuselage lap splice are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD), and as a result the DAH specified revised compliance times, an expanded inspection area, and additional inspections for cracks and open pockets, and corrective actions if necessary. Additionally, this evaluation has also determined that the repetitive inspection interval can be increased for lap splices with certain new fay scratches. This proposed AD would expand the inspection area, require additional inspections for cracks and open pockets, and corrective actions if necessary, and revise the compliance times. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the lower fastener holes in the lower skin of the fuselage lap splice, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-27069
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 787-8 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of a potential latent failure of the valve actuator circuitry, which was not identified during actuator development. This proposed AD would require replacing certain engine and auxiliary power unit (APU) fuel shutoff valve actuators with new actuators, and would also require revising the maintenance or inspection program to include a new airworthiness limitation into the Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA). We are proposing this AD to prevent latent failures of the fuel shutoff valve actuators, which could result in the inability to shut off fuel to the engine or APU in the case of an engine or APU fire. If the fuel cannot be shut off to a fire, the engine or APU fire could be uncontrollable, which could lead to structural failure.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-27068
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 2000, FALCON 2000EX, MYSTERE- FALCON 900, and FALCON 900EX airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of a co-pilot sliding aft on his seat during take-off at rotation. This proposed AD would require replacement of certain springs installed on the pilot and co-pilot seats. We are proposing this AD to prevent fatigue wear, which, if not corrected, could cause the seat to slide and the pilot or co-pilot to lose contact with the controls, leading to an inadvertent input on the flight control commands during take-off or climb, possibly resulting in loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-27067
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) that proposed to supersede AD 95-26-11, for all Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Model L-1011 series airplanes. AD 95-26-11 currently requires repetitive inspections to detect cracking of the fittings that attach the aft pressure bulkhead to the fuselage stringers, repetitive inspections to detect cracking of the fittings and of the splice tab of the aft pressure bulkhead, and corrective actions if necessary. The NPRM proposed to reduce the compliance time; add inspections for cracking of certain aft fuselage skin panels; add a structural modification; and also add a post- modification inspection program. The NPRM was prompted by a determination that the fittings at stringer attachments to the upper region of the aft pressure bulkhead are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD), which could result in cracking in the aft pressure bulkhead. This action revises the NPRM by reducing the post-structural modification repetitive inspection interval. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM (SNPRM) to prevent simultaneous failure of multiple stringer end fittings through fatigue cracking at the aft pressure bulkhead, which could lead to rapid decompression of the airplane. 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; the Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-27066
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2006-22- 15, which applies to all Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes. AD 2006-22-15 currently requires repetitive inspections for cracking of certain panel webs and stiffeners of the nose wheel well (NWW), and corrective actions if necessary. AD 2006-22-15 also requires replacing certain panels with new panels, which terminates the repetitive inspections. Since we issued AD 2006-22-15, we received reports of fatigue cracking in the panel webs and stiffeners of the NWW prior to the inspection threshold of AD 2006-22-15. This proposed AD would reduce a compliance time and add certain inspections and repair if necessary. We are proposing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking of the NWW side and top panels, which could result in a NWW depressurization event severe enough to reduce the structural integrity of the fuselage.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2014-26864
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2014-26862
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2014-26857
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2014-26852
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.