Notice of Release From Federal Surplus Property and Grant Assurance Obligations at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), Honolulu, Hawaii
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application for a release of approximately 9.34 acres of airport property at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), Honolulu, Hawaii from all federal obligations contained in the Quitclaim Deed, dated April 18, 2000, and Grant Assurances because the portion of land is not needed for airport purposes. The land requested to be released is located approximately one mile east of the airport completely separated by a lagoon and the Sand Island Access Road, a major public roadway. The release will allow the State of Hawaii (State) to transfer the property from the State Airports Division at fair market value to the State Highways and Harbors Divisions, thereby benefiting the Airport and serving the interest of civil aviation. The proposed use of the land after the transfer of jurisdiction will be compatible with the airport and will not interfere with the airport or its operation.
Notice of Meetings; A Notice by the Federal Aviation Administration
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is announcing the upcoming meetings of the International Aircraft Materials Fire Test Forum (IAMFTF) and the International Aircraft Systems Fire Protection Forum (IASFPF). The IAMFTF and IASFPF were established to provide a forum for interested parties to review and provide feedback on FAA fire safety research driven by current and emerging aircraft systems fire threats and test methods. This notification provides details of where to find the date, location, and agenda for the upcoming meetings. Date and Location: The meeting dates and locations are determined based upon the availability of host organizations to provide meeting space. The FAA Fire Safety Branch website (https://www.fire.tc.faa.gov/ Meetings/meetings.asp) contains all information for upcoming meetings and meeting registration. The meetings are open to the public but due to limited capacity, registration is mandatory.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Meeting
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the ARAC.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A319 and A320 series airplanes; and A321-111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of battery retaining rod failures due to quality defects of the material used during parts manufacturing. This AD requires a detailed inspection of the battery support assemblies to identify the battery retaining rod manufacturer, replacement of the battery retaining rods with serviceable battery retaining rods if necessary, and the addition of the applicable service information label on each battery retaining rod if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A., Turboshaft Engines
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-03-11 for all Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A., Arriel 2B and 2B1 turboshaft engines. AD 2012-03-11 required checking the transmissible torque between the low-pressure (LP) pump impeller and the high-pressure (HP) pump shaft on the HP/LP pump and metering valve assembly, hereafter referred to as the hydro-mechanical metering unit (HMU). Since we issued AD 2012-03-11, the manufacturer determined that incorporating Modification TU 178 is a more effective method to reduce the risk of uncoupling between the LP fuel pump impeller and the HP fuel pump shaft than the prior Modification TU 147. This AD requires inspection and possible replacement of the HMU. This AD was prompted by three cases of uncoupling of the HMU LP fuel pump impeller and the HP fuel pump shaft since AD 2012-03-11 was issued. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited Helicopters
We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2015-22- 02 for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (Bell) Model 429 helicopters. AD 2015-22-02 requires inspecting the tail rotor (TR) pitch link assemblies. This proposed AD would retain the inspections of AD 2015-22-02 and would require replacing certain pitch link bearings. Since we issued AD 2015-22-02, Bell has introduced a new design bearing. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A319-133 airplanes and Model A321-232 airplanes. This AD requires modification and re-identification, or replacement, of certain engine fan cowl doors (FCDs) and installation of a placard in the flight deck. This AD was prompted by reports of in-service engine FCD losses, and the development of a new FCD front latch and keeper assembly that addresses this unsafe condition. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-100, -100B, -100B SUD, -200B, -200C, - 200F, -300, -400, -400D, 747SP, and 747SR, and 747-8 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports indicating that additional areas of Boeing Material Specification (BMS) 8-39 flexible urethane foam were found during an inspection required by a related AD. This AD requires inspecting for BMS 8-39 flexible urethane foam insulation in the floor panel assemblies and the power drive unit (PDU) cover assemblies, doing applicable on-condition actions, modifying certain dripshields, and replacing BMS 8-39 foam strips on certain dripshields with BMS 8-371 foam strips. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters (Previously Eurocopter France)
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-25- 19 for Airbus Helicopters (previously Eurocopter France) Model AS350B3 and EC130B4 helicopters. AD 2016-25-19 requires inspecting the pilot's and co-pilot's throttle twist for proper operation. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2016-25-19 and add certain model helicopters to the applicability. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address the unsafe condition on these helicopters.