Federal Aviation Administration May 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Special Conditions: The Boeing Company, Model 777-300ER Series Airplanes; Non-Rechargeable Lithium Battery Installations
Document Number: 2017-11163
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for non-rechargeable lithium battery installations on The Boeing Company (Boeing) Model 777- 300ER series airplanes. Non-rechargeable lithium batteries are a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. 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: Textron Aviation Inc., Model 750 Airplane; Non-Rechargeable Lithium Battery Installations
Document Number: 2017-11162
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for non-rechargeable lithium battery installations on the Textron Aviation Inc. (Textron) Model 750 airplane. Non-rechargeable lithium batteries are a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. 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: Embraer S.A., Model ERJ 170-200 LR Airplane; Non-Rechargeable Lithium Battery Installations
Document Number: 2017-11161
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for non-rechargeable lithium battery installations on the Embraer S.A. (Embraer) Model ERJ 170-200 LR airplane. Non-rechargeable lithium batteries are a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. 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: Airbus, Model A350 Series Airplanes; Non-Rechargeable Lithium Battery Installations
Document Number: 2017-11160
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for non-rechargeable lithium battery installations on the Airbus Model A350 series airplanes. Non-rechargeable lithium batteries are a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. 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: Embraer S.A., Model ERJ 190-300 Airplane; Non-Rechargeable Lithium Battery Installations
Document Number: 2017-11159
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for non-rechargeable lithium battery installations on the Embraer S.A. (Embraer) Model ERJ 190-300 airplane. Non-rechargeable lithium batteries are a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. 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; Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-11127
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Model DA 42 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 failure of the propeller regulating valve caused by hot exhaust gases coming from fractured engine exhaust pipes. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (BHTI), Model 525 Helicopters; Crew Alerting System (CAS)
Document Number: 2017-11070
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting the special condition published on November 9, 2016 which became effective on December 9, 2016 for the BHTI Model 525 helicopter. This helicopter has a novel or unusual design feature associated with the electronic CAS. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. The 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.
Establishment of Class E Airspace, Grass Range, MT
Document Number: 2017-11069
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at N Bar Ranch, Grass Range, MT, to support the development of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations under standard instrument approach and departure procedures at the airport, for the safety and management of aircraft within the National Airspace System. A correction also is made changing the town name from Grassrange.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-10980
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 2000EX airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a quality review of delivered airplanes, which identified a manufacturing deficiency of some engine air inlet anti-ice ``piccolo'' tubes. This proposed AD would require inspecting each anti-ice ``piccolo'' tube assembly of certain engine air inlets for discrepancies, and doing corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-10979
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A300 series airplanes; and Model A300 B4-600, B4- 600R, and F4-600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called Model A300-600 series airplanes). This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracks initiating at the upper radius of frame (FR) 47 and a determination that the current inspection procedure is not reliable in detecting certain cracking of the forward fitting of FR 47. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections to detect cracking of the upper radius of the forward fitting of FR 47, and related investigative actions and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-10978
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-23- 12, for all ATRGIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR42 and ATR72 airplanes. AD 2015-23-12 currently requires identifying the serial number and part number of the main landing gear (MLG) rear hinge pins, and replacing pins or the MLG if necessary. Since we issued AD 2015-23-12, we have received a new report of a certain cracked MLG hinge pin on a Model ATR42 airplane. We have determined that certain additional MLG hinge pins must be replaced, and certain compliance times must be reduced. This proposed AD would require identifying the serial number and part number of the MLG rear hinge pins, and replacing pins if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-10977
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a discovery of noncompliant rivets in the flight deck upper skin. This proposed AD would require replacement of noncompliant rivets. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-10544
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440), CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702), Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), and Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by development of a modification to prevent uncommanded rudder movement during flight. This proposed AD would require modifying the wiring harness of the yaw damper control system. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Extended Operations (ETOPS) of Multi-Engine Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-11082
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-30
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 a previously approved information collection. A final rule published on January 16, 2007 codified previous practices that permitted certificated air carriers to operate two-engine airplanes over long-range routes. The FAA uses this information collection to ensure that aircraft for long range flights are equipped to minimize diversions, to preclude and prevent diversions in remote areas, and to ensure that all personnel are trained to minimize any adverse impacts of a diversion.
Special Conditions: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Bell) Model 412EP Helicopter in the 412 EPI Configuration; Search and Rescue (SAR) With Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS) Installation
Document Number: 2017-11073
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Bell Model 412EP (412EPI configuration) helicopter. This helicopter as modified by Bell will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with a SAR AFCS. The applicable airworthiness standards do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Noise Exposure Map Notice for John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York City, New York
Document Number: 2017-11071
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for John F. Kennedy International Airport under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act and 14 CFR part 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee Teleconference on Transport Airplane and Engine Issues
Document Number: 2017-11067
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a public teleconference of the FAA's Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) to discuss transport airplane and engine (TAE) issues.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Automatic Domestic and International Flight Plans
Document Number: 2017-11061
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-30
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 a previously approved information collection. Flight plan information is used to govern the flight of aircraft for the protection and identification of aircraft and property and persons on the ground.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Representatives of the Administrator
Document Number: 2017-11060
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-30
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 a previously approved information collection. The collection of information is for the purpose of obtaining essential information concerning the applicant's professional and personal qualifications. The FAA uses the information provided to screen and select designees who act as representatives of the FAA Administrator in performing various certification and examination functions under Title VI of Federal Aviation Act.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Automatic Certification and Operation FAR 125
Document Number: 2017-11059
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-30
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 a previously approved information collection. 14 CFR part 125 prescribes requirements for issuing operating certificates and for appropriate operating rules. In addition to the statutory basis, the collection of this information is necessary to issue, reissue, or amend applicant's operating certificates and operations specifications.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2017-11015
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of the 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; Learjet, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-10786
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-08-07 for certain Learjet, Inc., Model 60 airplanes. AD 2017-08-07 required a one-time inspection of the fuselage skin for corrosion, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD retains the actions of AD 2017-08-07 and removes certain airplanes from the applicability. This AD was prompted by a determination that only certain airplanes are affected by the unsafe condition. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-10606
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-400, 747-400F, and 747-8F series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of failure of the fastener assemblies on the crew access ladder handrails. This proposed AD would require replacing the fastener assemblies. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-10604
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model MD-11 and MD-11F airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection of the wire assemblies of the tail fuel tank transfer pumps to determine if metallic transitions are installed at the wire harness breakouts, and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-10545
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-17- 02 for certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 900EX and FALCON 2000EX airplanes. AD 2016-17-02 currently requires revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to include procedures to follow when an airplane is operating in icing conditions. AD 2016-17-02 also provides optional actions after which the AFM revision may be removed from the AFM. Since we issued AD 2016-17-02, we have determined additional actions are necessary to address the identified unsafe condition. This proposed AD would retain the requirement of AD 2016-17-02 and, in addition, require a detailed inspection of the wing anti-ice system ducting (anti-ice pipes) for the presence of a diaphragm, and replacement of ducting or re-identification of the ducting part marking. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-10543
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report indicating that, under certain operational takeoff conditions, the available thrust in relation with the N1 indication is less than a certified value, which could affect the safety margins with an engine failure during takeoff. This proposed AD would require modifying each engine by updating the electronic engine control (EEC) software and adjusting the engine N1 trim value, and revising the airplane flight manual. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-10542
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of reduction of the de-icing performance of the pitot probe over time that could remain hidden to the flight crew. This proposed AD would require repetitive detailed inspections of the pitot probe heater insulation resistance, and replacement of the pitot probe heater if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-10408
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-07-07 for British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Model HP 137 Jetstream MK1, Jetstream Series 200, and Jetstream Series 3101 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 cracking of the forward main landing gear yoke pintle resulting from corrosion pits leading to stress corrosion cracking. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; ZLIN AIRCRAFT a.s. Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-10406
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2003-11-12 for ZLIN AIRCRAFT a.s. Model Z-242L airplanes (type certificate previously held by MORAVAN a.s.). 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 a need to incorporate new revisions into the Limitations section, Chapter 9, of the FAA-approved maintenance program (e.g., maintenance manual) to impose new or more restrictive life limits on critical components. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-10288
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2009-21-01 for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-300 and 737-400 series airplanes. AD 2009-21-01 required repetitive inspections to detect cracking of the aft fuselage skin, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD adds certain inspections, repairs, replacement, related investigative and corrective actions if necessary; and removes certain airplanes from the applicability. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the aft fuselage skin is subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD), and by reports of aft fuselage cracking. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-10286
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-400 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH), which indicates that the aft fuselage skin is subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD), and reports of aft fuselage skin cracking. This AD requires repetitive inspections to detect cracking of the aft fuselage skin, inspections to detect missing or loose fasteners and any disbonding or cracking of bonded doublers, permanent repairs of time-limited repairs, related investigative and corrective actions if necessary, and skin panel replacement. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: The Boeing Company, Model 787-9 Series Airplanes; Non-Rechargeable Lithium Battery Installations
Document Number: 2017-10843
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for non-rechargeable lithium battery installations on The Boeing Company (Boeing) Model 787- 9 series airplanes. Non-rechargeable lithium batteries are a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. 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: Textron Aviation Inc., Model 700 Airplane; Non-Rechargeable Lithium Battery Installations
Document Number: 2017-10842
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for non-rechargeable lithium battery installations on the Textron Aviation Inc. (Textron) Model 700 airplane. Non-rechargeable lithium batteries are a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. 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: Textron Aviation Inc., Model 680 Airplane; Non-Rechargeable Lithium Battery Installations
Document Number: 2017-10841
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for non-rechargeable lithium battery installations on the Textron Aviation Inc. (Textron) Model 680 airplane. Non-rechargeable lithium batteries are a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. 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: Embraer S. A., Model EMB-550 Airplane; Non-Rechargeable Lithium Battery Installations
Document Number: 2017-10840
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for non-rechargeable lithium battery installations on the Embraer S. A. (Embraer) Model EMB- 550 airplane. Non-rechargeable lithium batteries are a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. 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: Airbus, Model A330-300 Series Airplanes; Non-Rechargeable Lithium Battery Installations
Document Number: 2017-10839
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for non-rechargeable lithium battery installations on the Airbus Model A330-300 series airplanes. Non-rechargeable lithium batteries are a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. 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.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Midland, TX and Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Odessa, TX and Midland, TX
Document Number: 2017-10740
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Midland International Air and Space Port Airport (formerly Midland International Airport), Midland, TX, due to the closing of Mabee Ranch Airport, decommissioning of the Mabee non-directional radio beacon (NDB), and cancellation of NDB approaches at Mabee Ranch Airport. Additionally, this proposal would establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Odessa Airport-Schlemeyer Field, Odessa, TX, and Midland Airpark, Midland, TX, to accommodate special instrument approach procedures developed at these airports to enhance the safety and management of standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) operations. Also, this proposal would make an editorial change to the legal descriptions by replacing Airport/ Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement, and would change the airport name to Midland International Air and Space Port Airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace, New Bern, NC
Document Number: 2017-10555
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D and Class E airspace at Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (formally Craven County Regional Airport), New Bern, NC. The Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status would be removed from Class E airspace designated as an extension, as well as the segment using the New Bern VHF Omnidirectional Range/ Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid used to describe the northeast and southwest extensions to the airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also would update the geographic coordinates of the airport, update the airport's name, and make an editorial change replacing Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the legal descriptions of associated Class D and E airspace.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace for Oskaloosa, IA
Document Number: 2017-10553
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Oskaloosa Municipal Airport, Oskaloosa, IA, to accommodate new standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Oskaloosa non directional radio beacon (NDB), and cancellation of the NDB approach procedure, and would enhance the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2017-10440
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2014-24- 08 that applies to all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-535E4-37, RB211- 535E4-B-37, and RB211-535E4-C-37 turbofan engines with certain low- pressure (LP) fuel filter-to-high-pressure (HP) fuel pump tube assemblies, or HP fuel pump-to-fuel flow governor (FFG) or FFG-to-HP pump inlet overspill return tube assemblies and flanged adaptor installed. AD 2014-24-08 requires replacing certain LP fuel filter-to- HP fuel pump tube assemblies. Since we issued AD 2014-24-08, fuel leaks have occurred at the flanged joints of the HP fuel pump-to-FFG tube assembly and FFG-to-HP pump inlet overspill return tube assembly. This proposed AD would retain the original AD requirements and also require installation of new HP fuel pump-to-FFG and FFG-to-HP pump inlet overspill return tube assemblies and flanged adaptor. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2017-10439
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) model Tay 620-15 turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by RRD recalculating the life limit for certain high-pressure compressor (HPC) stage 12 rotor disks. This proposed AD would require reducing the maximum approved life limit. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2017-10437
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) model Spey 506-14A, Spey 555- 15, Spey 555-15H, Spey 555-15N, and Spey 555-15P turbofan engines. This AD requires reducing the maximum approved life limits for certain high- pressure compressor (HPC) stage 12 rotor disks. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Ashburn, GA
Document Number: 2017-10432
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Ashburn, GA, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) serving Turner County Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class D Airspace; Kingsville, TX
Document Number: 2017-10429
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the legal description of Class D airspace extending up to 2,500 feet above the surface at Kingsville Naval Air Station (NAS), Kingsville, TX. This action is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Kingsville radio beacon (RBN), and cancellation of the RBN approach, and enhances the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of Kingsville Naval Air Station, Kingsville, TX, to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Johnson City, TN
Document Number: 2017-10428
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Johnson City, TN, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures (SIAPs) serving Johnson City Medical Center Heliport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the heliport.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Fort Knox, KY, and Louisville, KY
Document Number: 2017-10427
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D airspace by removing the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status at Godman Army Airfield (AAF) Fort Knox, KY; and Bowman Field Airport, Louisville, KY. This action would also update the geographic coordinates of these airports in the associated Class D and E airspace descriptions. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports.
Airworthiness Directives; B/E Aerospace Protective Breathing Equipment Part Number 119003-11 and Part Number 119003-21
Document Number: 2017-10409
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-11- 20, which applies to certain B/E Aerospace protective breathing equipment (PBE) that is installed on airplanes. AD 2016-11-20 requires replacing part number (P/N) 119003-11 PBE units. Since we issued AD 2016-11-20, we received a report that PBE units, P/N 119003-21, within a certain serial number range are made with candle tube material determined to have a low yield strength and may be volatile upon use or disposal. This proposed AD would retain the actions required in AD 2016-11-20 and would require inspecting and replacing P/N 119003-11 and 119003-21 PBE units. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Stemme AG Gliders
Document Number: 2017-10402
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Stemme AG Model S10-VT gliders (type certificate previously held by Stemme GmbH & Co. KG). 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 certain propeller front transmission gear wheels having insufficient material strength because of improper heat treatment during manufacturing. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2017-10741
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
Safety Management System for Domestic, Flag and Supplemental Operations Certificate Holders; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2017-10739
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This technical amendment corrects an error in the final rule titled Safety Management System for Domestic, Flag and Supplemental Operations Certificate Holders, published on January 8, 2015. In that rule, the FAA amended its regulations to require air carriers conducting domestic, flag and supplemental operations to put a safety management system (SMS) in place by 2018.