Federal Aviation Administration July 25, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Aircraft Certification Service Organizational Changes
Document Number: 2017-15573
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice informs the American public and aviation industry of organizational changes in the Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) of the FAA Aviation Safety Office (AVS). AIR is eliminating product directorates, and will be composed of six functional divisions: The Organizational Performance Division (AIR-300), the International Division (AIR-400), the Policy and Innovation Division (AIR-600), the Compliance and Airworthiness Division (AIR-700), the System Oversight Division (AIR-800) and the Enterprise Operations Division (AIR-900).
Removal of References to Obsolete Navigation Systems; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2017-15517
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is removing references to the obsolete navigation systems Loran, Omega and Consol that currently appear in FAA regulations.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-15485
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318 series airplanes; Model A319 series airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and Model A321 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of fatigue damage in the structure for the door stop fittings on certain fuselage frames (FR). This proposed AD would require repetitive rototest inspections for cracking of the fastener holes in certain door stop fittings, and repair if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-15481
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318 series airplanes; Model A319 series airplanes; and Model A320-211, -212, -214, -216, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report indicating that the lower rib foot angle of the center wing box did not match with the bottom skin panel inner surface. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking of the external bottom skin in certain areas on the left and right wings, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD also provides an optional terminating modification for the repetitive inspections. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.