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

Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
Document Number: 2017-13814
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review for Hawthorne Municipal Airport, Hawthorne, California
Document Number: 2017-13812
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program that was submitted for Hawthorne Municipal Airport under the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, (hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 150 by the City of Hawthorne, Los Angeles County, California. This program was submitted subsequent to a determination by FAA that associated noise exposure maps submitted under 14 CFR part 150 for Hawthorne Municipal Airport were in compliance with applicable requirements, effective April 11, 2014, 79 FR 24488-24489. The proposed noise compatibility program will be approved or disapproved on or before December 20, 2017.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Charm City Helicopters
Document Number: 2017-13810
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
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, the FAA's exemption process. 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; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-13780
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A330-200 Freighter, -200, and -300 series airplanes; and Airbus Model A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that the trimmable horizontal stabilizer actuator (THSA) might not function as intended after failure of the primary load path. This proposed AD would require repetitive detailed visual inspections for discrepancies of the THSA upper attachments and no-back housing. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-13773
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all 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 the frame outboard chord and in the radius of the auxiliary chord at a certain area. This proposed AD would require inspections to detect this cracking, and corrective action if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; 328 Support Services GmbH (Type Certificate Previously Held by AvCraft Aerospace GmbH; Fairchild Dornier GmbH; Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH) Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-13756
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposal for an airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 328 Support Services GmbH Model 328-100 and Model 328-300 airplanes. This action revises the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) by expanding the applicability and making certain inspections repetitive. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. Since these actions impose an additional burden over those proposed in the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these proposed changes.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-13755
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A310 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a revision of certain airworthiness limitation items (ALI) documents, which require more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate the maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2017-13733
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2017-13721
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
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.
Waiver of Flight Termination Receiver Qualification by Similarity Deficiencies
Document Number: 2017-13567
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice concerns three petitions for waiver submitted to the FAA by Rocket Lab USA Inc. (RL) for the Flight Termination Receiver (FTR) Qualification by Similarity (QBS): A petition to waive the requirement that a component may be qualified based on similarity to a component that has already been qualified for use only if the environments encountered by the previously qualified component during its qualification or flight history were equal or more severe than the Rocket Lab qualification environments; a petition to waive the Electromagnetic Interference and Compatibility (EMI/EMC) on the same units; and a petition to waive the requirement that the same manufacturer must produce the qualified and the unqualified component in the same location using identical tools and manufacturing processes. The FAA grants these three petitions.
Ninth RTCA SC-235 Non Rechargeable Lithium Batteries Plenary
Document Number: 2017-13606
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Ninth RTCA SC-235 Non Rechargeable Lithium Batteries Plenary.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2017-13596
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-29
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.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Finleyville, PA
Document Number: 2017-13568
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Finleyville, PA, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures (SIAPs) serving Finleyville Airpark. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Temporary Restricted Areas R-2509E, R-2509W, and R-2509N; Twentynine Palms, CA
Document Number: 2017-13566
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes temporary restricted areas (Temp RAs) R-2509E, R-2509W, and R-2509N, Twentynine Palms, CA, to support a Marine Expeditionary Brigade level Large Scale Exercise (LSE) planned for existing and newly acquired training lands at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC), Twentynine Palms from August 7 to August 26, 2017.
Airworthiness Directives; Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-13498
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. Model P-180 airplanes. 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 disbonding of the upper and lower metal skin from the honeycomb core on the elevator assembly and other flight control surfaces. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-13411
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-16-02, which applied to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-1A11 (CL-600) airplanes. AD 2014-16-02 required revising the airplane flight manual to prohibit thrust reverser operation, doing repetitive detailed inspections of both engine thrust reversers for cracks, and modifying the thrust reversers if necessary. The modification is also an interim (optional) terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This new AD adds a new terminating modification of the thrust reversers, which includes new inspections and repair, if necessary. This AD was prompted by a determination that it is necessary to add a requirement to repair or modify the thrust reversers, which would terminate the requirements of AD 2014-16-02. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-13409
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2003-18-06, which applied to certain Airbus Model A319-131 and -132 airplanes; Model A320-231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and Model A321-131 and -231 airplanes. AD 2003-18-06 required installing new anti-swivel plates and weights on the engine fan cowl door (FCD) latches and a new cowl door hold-open device. This AD retains the previous actions and requires modifying the engine FCDs, installing placards, and re-identifying the FCDs. This AD also adds airplanes to the applicability. This AD was prompted by reports of additional engine FCD in-flight losses, and a new FCD front latch and keeper assembly that has been developed to address this unsafe condition. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-13407
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-23-13, for all Airbus Model A318 and A319 series airplanes, Model A320-211, - 212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes, and Model A321-111, -112, - 131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. AD 2015-23-13 required modification of the pin programming of the flight warning computer (FWC) to activate the stop rudder input warning (SRIW) logic; and an inspection to determine the part numbers of the FWC and the flight augmentation computer (FAC), and replacement of the FWC and FAC if necessary. This new AD, for certain airplanes, also requires accomplishment of additional modification instructions to install the minimum FWC and FAC configuration compatible with SRIW activation. This AD was prompted by a determination that, in specific flight conditions, the allowable load limits on the vertical tail plane could be reached and possibly exceeded. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-13406
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A319 series airplanes, Model A320-211, -212, -214, -231, - 232, and -233 airplanes, and Model A321-111, -112, -131, -211, -212, - 213, -231, and -232 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a runway excursion due to an unexpected thrust increase leading to an unstable approach performed using the current flight management and guidance computer (FMGC) standard. This proposed AD would require identification of potentially affected FMGCs, replacement of any affected FMGC, and applicable concurrent actions. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-13405
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Model G-IV airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that the G-IV gust lock system allows more throttle travel than was intended and could allow the throttle to be advanced to reach take-off thrust. This AD requires modification of the gust lock system, and a revision of the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate functional tests. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: Safran Aircraft Engines, Silvercrest-2 SC-2D; Rated Takeoff Thrust at High Ambient Temperature
Document Number: C1-2017-13305
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Availability of the Federal Aviation Administration Adoption and Record of Decision of Department of Navy's Final Environmental Impact Statement and Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Land Acquisition and Airspace Establishment To Support Large-Scale Marine Air Ground: Task Force Live Fire and Maneuver Training, Twentynine Palms
Document Number: 2017-13561
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its decision to adopt the Department of the Navy's (DoN) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for Land Acquisition and Airspace Establishment to Support Large-Scale Marine Air Ground Task Force Live-Fire and Maneuver Training at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California. In accordance with Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (``NEPA''), the Council on Environmental Quality's (``CEQ'') regulations implementing NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and other applicable authorities, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, paragraph 8-2, and FAA Order JO 7400.2K, ``Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters,'' paragraph 32-2- 3, the FAA has conducted an independent review and evaluation of the DoN's EIS and SEIS for Land Acquisition and Airspace Establishment to Support Large-Scale Marine Air Ground Task Force Live-Fire and Maneuver Training at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California dated July 2012 and January 2017 respectively. As a cooperating agency with responsibility for approving special use airspace under 49 U.S.C. 40103(b)(3)(A), the FAA provided subject matter expertise to the DoN during the environmental review process. Based on its independent review and evaluation, the FAA has determined the EIS and SEIS, including all supporting documentation, as incorporated by reference, adequately assesses and discloses the environmental impacts for the temporary special use air space, and that adoption of the 2012 and 2017 EISs by the FAA is authorized under 40 CFR 1506.3, Adoption. Accordingly, the FAA adopts the 2012 and 2017 EISs, and takes full responsibility for the scope and content that addresses the proposed temporary changes to Special Use Airspace in the vicinity of the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms.
Amendment of Multiple Restricted Areas; Townsend, GA
Document Number: 2017-13456
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action updates the using agency information for restricted areas R-3007A, R-3007B, R-3007C, and R-3007D, Townsend, GA. This is an administrative change to reflect the current organization tasked with using agency responsibilities for the restricted areas. It does not affect the boundaries, designated altitudes, time of designation or activities conducted within the restricted areas.
Notice of Intent To Release Certain Properties From All Terms, Conditions, Reservations and Restrictions of a Quitclaim Deed Agreement Between the City of Williston and the Federal Aviation Administration for the Williston Municipal Airport, Williston, FL
Document Number: 2017-13457
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA hereby provides notice of intent to release certain airport properties 7.911 acres at the Williston Municipal Airport, Florida from the conditions, reservations, and restrictions as contained in a Quitclaim Deed agreement between the FAA and the Williston Municipal Airport, dated March 31, 1947. The City of Williston dedicated a 7.911 acre tract along 170th Avenue NE., 20th Street NE., 175th Avenue and NE., 25th Street to become a Public Right- of-Way. The Fair Market Value (FMV) of this parcel has been determined to be $44,600.00. Documents reflecting the Sponsor's request are available, by appointment only, for inspection at the Williston Municipal and the FAA Airports District Office.
RTCA PMC Program Management Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2017-13447
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting RTCA PMC Program Management Committee. PMC is a subcommittee to RTCA.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2017-13440
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-27
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; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-13365
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-22- 08, for all Airbus Model A318 and A319 series airplanes; Model A320- 211, -212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes: and Model A321-111, - 112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. AD 2014-22-08 requires revising the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate new or revised airworthiness limitation requirements. Since we issued AD 2014-22-08, we have determined that more restrictive maintenance instructions and airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate new or revised airworthiness limitation requirements. The proposed AD also removes airplanes from the applicability. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-13364
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new Airworthiness Directive (AD), for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B16 (CL-604 Variant) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of in-flight uncommanded rudder movements. This proposed AD would require modification of the wiring for the yaw damper control system. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Defense and Space S.A. (Formerly Known as Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-13357
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Defense and Space S.A Model C-212-CB, C-212-CC, C-212-CD, C-212- CE, and C-212-DF airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of failures of the rudder pedal control system support. This proposed AD would require modifying the rudder pedal adjustment system. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: SNECMA, Silvercrest-2 SC-2D; Rated 10-Minute One Engine Inoperative Takeoff Thrust at High Ambient Temperature; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2017-12939
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is withdrawing previously published special conditions for the Silvercrest-2 SC-2D engine model. We are requesting the withdrawal because the ``Rated 10-Minute One Engine Inoperative Takeoff Thrust at High Ambient Temperature (Rated 10-Minute OEI TOTHAT) is not needed.
Special Conditions: SNECMA, Silvercrest-2 SC-2D; Rated 10-Minute One Engine Inoperative Takeoff Thrust at High Ambient Temperature; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2017-12937
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is withdrawing previously published special conditions for the Silvercrest-2 SC-2D engine model. We are requesting the withdrawal because the ``Rated 10-Minute One Engine Inoperative Takeoff Thrust at High Ambient Temperature (Rated 10-Minute OEI TOTHAT) is not needed.
Special Conditions: Safran Aircraft Engines, Silvercrest-2 SC-2D; Rated Takeoff Thrust at High Ambient Temperature
Document Number: 2017-13305
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Safran Aircraft Engines (SAE), Silvercrest-2 SC-2D engine model. This engine will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with an additional takeoff rating that increases the exhaust gas temperature (EGT) limit to maintain takeoff thrust in certain high ambient temperature conditions for a maximum accumulated usage of 20 minutes in any one flight. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed 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.
Fourth Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) Meeting
Document Number: 2017-13301
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the Fourth DAC Meeting.
Thirtieth RTCA SC-225 Rechargeable Lithium Batteries and Battery Systems Plenary
Document Number: 2017-13274
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Thirtieth RTCA SC-225 Rechargeable Lithium Batteries and Battery Systems Plenary.
Fourteenth RTCA SC-228 Plenary Session
Document Number: 2017-13259
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Fourteenth RTCA SC-228 Plenary Session.
Special Conditions: General Electric Company, GE9X Engine Models; Endurance Test Special Conditions
Document Number: 2017-13210
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the General Electric turbofan engine models GE9X-105B1A, -105B1A1, -105B1A2, - 105B1A3, -102B1A, -102B1A1, -102B1A2, -102B1A3, and -93B1A. These engine models will be referred to as ``GE9X'' in these special conditions. The engines will have a novel or unusual design features associated with the engine design. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed 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, Revocation, and Establishment of Class D and E Airspace; Enid Vance AFB, OK; Enid Woodring Municipal Airport, OK; Enid, OK; and Vance AFB, OK
Document Number: 2017-13184
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to: Remove Class D airspace for Enid Woodring Municipal Airport, OK, and Enid Vance AFB, OK; establish Class D airspace for Enid Woodring Regional Airport, Enid, OK, and Vance AFB, Vance AFB, OK; amend Class E airspace designated as a surface area for Enid Woodring Regional Airport; establish Class E airspace designated as a surface area for Vance AFB; remove Class E airspace designated as an extension of Class D and E surface area at Enid Woodring Municipal Airport, OK, and Enid Vance AFB, OK; establish Class E airspace designated as an extension of Class D and E surface area at Enid Woodring Regional Airport and Vance AFB; and amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Enid Woodring Regional Airport. Due to the differing operating hours of the two airports, the airspace descriptions would be separated for safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports. Also, airspace redesign is necessary to accommodate new standard instrument approach procedures (SIAPS) at Woodring Regional Airport.
Airworthiness Directives; DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Gliders
Document Number: 2017-13127
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Models DG-400, DG-500M, DG-500MB, DG-800A, and DG-800B gliders. 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 manufacturing defect in certain textile fabric covered fuel hoses, which could cause the fuel hose to fail. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Intent To Rule on a Land Release Request at Elkins, Randolph County Regional Airport, Elkins, WV
Document Number: 2017-13181
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is requesting public comment on the Elkins, Randolph County Regional Airport Authority's proposal to change 2.03 acres of airport property at Elkins, Randolph County Regional Airport, Elkins, West Virginia from aeronautical to non-aeronautical use and to enter into a long term non-aeronautical lease concerning the subject property. In accordance with federal regulations this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before the FAA can approve of this proposal and grant the land release request.
Airworthiness Directives; Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-13139
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Models DA 42, DA 42 M-NG, and DA 42 NG airplanes. 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 crack formation on the flap bell crank, which could cause the flap bell crank to fail. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-13130
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Jetstream Series 3101 and Jetstream Model 3201 airplanes that would supersede AD 2014-07-09. 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 inadequate instructions for inspection for corrosion on the rudder upper hinge bracket and certain internal wing and drainage paths. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-13129
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318 and A319 series airplanes; Model A320-211, - 212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and Model A321-111, -112, - 131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of a vertical strut penetrating through the cabin floor during an emergency water landing and on airframe ground contact at certain speeds/accelerations. This proposed AD would require modification of the fuselage structure at frame (FR) 65. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Redmond, OR
Document Number: 2017-13049
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area at Roberts Field, Redmond, OR, by removing the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status, and would modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at the airport. The geographic coordinates for Roberts Field in the associated Class D and E airspace areas also would be amended to match the FAA's aeronautical database. These changes are necessary to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System. Also, an editorial change would be made to the Class D and Class E airspace legal descriptions replacing Airport/ Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-12251
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-23- 10, which applies to all Airbus Model A318 series airplanes; Model A319 series airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and Model A321-111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. AD 2012-23-10 requires modifying the affected slide rafts. Since we issued AD 2012-23-10, we received a report that Air Cruisers developed a modification of the slide and slide/raft, which is part of the escape slide pack assembly, to improve its deployment. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2012-23-10. This proposed AD would also require replacing each escape slide pack assembly having a certain part number with a new escape slide pack assembly. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Hilo, HI
Document Number: 2017-13048
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status from the legal description of the Class E airspace area designated as an extension at Hilo International, General Lyman Field, Hilo, HI. This action does not affect the charted boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace.
Noise Exposure Map Notice for Teterboro Airport, Teterboro, New Jersey
Document Number: 2017-12995
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for Teterboro Airport are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Amendment of Class D and E Airspace for the Following North Dakota Towns; Wahpeton, ND; Hettinger, ND; Fargo, ND; Grand Fork, ND; Carrington, ND; Cooperstown, ND; Pembina, ND; Rugby, ND; Devils Lake, ND; Bottineau, ND; Valley City, ND and Gwinner, ND
Document Number: 2017-12994
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Wahpeton/Harry Stern Airport, Wahpeton, ND; Hettinger Municipal Airport, Hettinger, ND; Gwinner-Roger Melroe Field, Gwinner, ND; and Rugby Municipal Airport, Rugby, ND. Decommissioning of non-directional radio beacons (NDBs), cancellation of NDB approaches, and implementation of area navigation (RNAV) procedures have made this action necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports. This action also updates the geographic coordinates and airport names for certain airports listed in the associated Class D and E airspace areas.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace for the Following Missouri Towns; Cape Girardeau, MO; St. Louis, MO; and Macon, MO
Document Number: 2017-12993
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class D airspace at Spirit of St. Louis Airport, St. Louis, MO; Class E airspace designated as a surface area at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, Cape Girardeau, MO, and Spirit of St. Louis Airport; Class E airspace designated as an extension at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport; and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, Spirit of St. Louis Airport, and Macon-Fower Memorial Airport, Macon, MO. Cancellation of standard instrument approach procedures at these airports prompted the FAA to conduct a review of the airspace. Additionally, the name of Cape Girardeau Regional Airport (formerly Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport) and the geographic coordinates of St. Louis Regional Airport, Alton/St. Louis, MO; the OBLIO Locator Outer Marker (LOM), and the Macon-Fower Memorial Airport would be adjusted to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. The airspace designation for Macon-Fower, MO, in Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface would be removed as it is a duplicate entry of the Macon, MO, airspace designation.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-12808
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that during the assembly of structural elements on some airplanes, lack of established procedures and tools caused boring and torqueing defects to be present at some locations. This AD requires a detailed visual inspection of bore holes for defects, replacement of bolts, and repair if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Helicopters
Document Number: 2017-12800
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Airbus Helicopters) Model MBB-BK 117 C-2 (including configuration C-2e) and MBB-BK 117 D-2 helicopters. This AD requires replacing the main rotor (M/R) blade vibration absorbers. This AD was prompted by a report of strong M/R blade vibrations on a Model MBB-BK 117 C-2 helicopter. The actions of this AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these products.