Federal Aviation Administration September 13, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Revocation of Class E Airspace; Crows Landing, CA
Document Number: 2018-19871
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Crows Landing Airport, Crows Landing, CA. This airspace is wholly contained within the Sacramento en route airspace area and duplication is not necessary.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-19749
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 airplanes. This AD was prompted by the discovery of inadequate corrosion protection in certain areas of the horizontal stabilizer and the rear fuselage cone structure. This AD requires application of sealant and protective treatment on the affected areas of the horizontal stabilizer and the rear fuselage cone structure and, for certain airplanes, modification of the trimmable horizontal stabilizer (THS) torsion box and re-identification of the elevator. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics (Formerly Known as Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems) Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-19748
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-13-06, which applied to certain Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics Model 340A (SAAB/ SF340A) and SAAB 340B airplanes. AD 2016-13-06 required a revision of the applicable airplane flight manual (AFM), repetitive inspections of the horizontal stabilizer de-icing boots, and applicable corrective actions. This AD continues to require a revision of the applicable AFM, repetitive inspections of the horizontal stabilizer de-icing boots, and applicable corrective actions. This AD also requires replacement of single stitched de-icing boots with improved double stitched boots, and re-identification of the modified horizontal stabilizer leading edge. This AD was prompted by reports of ruptured horizontal stabilizer de- icing boots. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-19744
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of uncommanded motion of the flight control actuator. This AD requires replacing certain rudder and elevator servocontrols with serviceable servocontrols. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Previously Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH)
Document Number: 2018-19737
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 97-26-03 for Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH Model MBB-BK 117 A-1, MBB-BK 117 A-3, MBB-BK 117 A-4, MBB-BK 117 B-1, MBB-BK 117 B-2, and MBB-BK 117 C-1 helicopters. AD 97-26-03 requires visual inspections for cracks in the ribbed area of the main rotor (M/R) mast flange (flange). Since we issued AD 97-26-03, we have determined that a certain reinforced M/R mast is not affected by the unsafe condition. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 97-26-03 and would remove a certain M/R mast from the applicability. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.A. Helicopters
Document Number: 2018-19736
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Leonardo S.p.A. (Leonardo) Model AW169 helicopters. This proposed AD would require replacing the seals, filler wedges, and handles of each emergency exit window. This proposed AD is prompted by a report that a high level of pushing force was required to jettison some windows. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-19735
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-25- 02, which applies to certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. AD 2012-25-02 requires revising the airworthiness limitations section (AWL) of the instructions for continued airworthiness (ICA) of the maintenance requirements manual by incorporating new procedures for repetitive inspections for cracking of the rear pressure bulkhead (RPB). AD 2012- 25-02 also requires revising the maintenance program to incorporate a revised task which requires an improved non-destructive inspection procedure. Since we issued AD 2012-25-02, additional in-service crack findings resulted in the development of a structural modification to the RPB. This proposed AD would mandate modification of the RPB and would add repetitive inspections for cracking of the RPB web, which would terminate certain actions in this proposed AD. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Chicago Class B and Chicago Class C Airspace; Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2018-19729
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register of August 16, 2018, that amended the Chicago Class B and Chicago Class C airspace area descriptions by changing references to the Chicago O'Hare VHF Omnidirectional Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) to ``Point of Origin.'' Additionally, the Chicago Class B and Chicago Class C airspace area descriptions were edited to reflect the Chicago Midway International Airport name change to match the current information in the FAA's aeronautical database. The Chicago Class B airspace description listed in the rule is corrected to reflect updated geographic coordinates for the Chicago O'Hare International Airport airport reference point (ARP), updated geographic coordinates for two points in the Area A description, and updated geographic coordinates for one point in the Area F description.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Badami, AK
Document Number: 2018-19728
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Badami Airport, AK. This proposal would add exclusionary language to the legal description of the airport to ensure the safety and management of aircraft within the National Airspace System. Also, the geographic coordinates of the airport would be adjusted.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Kamuela, HI
Document Number: 2018-19727
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E surface area airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Waimea- Kohala Airport, Kamuela, HI by modifying the boundaries to only that area necessary to contain instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. The part-time Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) status is removed from Class E surface area airspace, and references to the Kamuela VOR/ DME is removed from associated Class E airspace areas above. Airspace redesign is necessary as the FAA transitions from ground-based to satellite-based navigation for the safety and management of the national airspace system. Also, an editorial change will be made removing the airport name and replacing it with the city in the airspace designators for the above airspace areas.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Atqasuk, AK
Document Number: 2018-19726
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Atqasuk Edward Burnell Sr. Memorial Airport, Atqasuk, AK. This proposal would add exclusionary language to the legal description of the airport to ensure the safety and management of aircraft within the National Airspace System. Also, the geographic coordinates of the airport would be adjusted.
Establishment of Class E Airspace, Los Angeles, CA
Document Number: 2018-19725
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E en route airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface to accommodate instrument flight rules (IFR) aircraft under control of the Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC), Los Angeles, CA. Establishment of this airspace area would ensure controlled airspace exists in those areas where the Federal airway structure is inadequate. This action also corrects an error in one of the longitude coordinates in the airspace description.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Washington Island, WI
Document Number: 2018-19713
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Washington Island Airport, Washington Island, WI. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new standard instrument approach procedures developed at Washington Island Airport, for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2018-19432
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model AS-365N2 and AS 365 N3 helicopters with a lower strobe light installed. This AD requires installing a cable mount, inspecting the lower strobe light wiring harness, and re-routing the wiring harness. This AD was prompted by reports of interference between the lower strobe light wiring harness and the helicopter structure. The actions of this AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these helicopters.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-19185
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking in certain flanges, and the adjacent web, of the wing outboard flap track at certain positions, and a determination that new inspections of certain flap track flanges and webs forward of the rear spar attachment are necessary. This AD requires an inspection to determine the part number of the wing outboard flap track assembly; repetitive inspections of each affected wing outboard flap track for discrepancies, and applicable on-condition actions; and repetitive overhaul of each wing outboard flap track. We are issuing 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: 2018-19183
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Defense and Space S.A. Model CN-235, CN-235-100, CN-235-200, CN- 235-300, and C-295 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that cracks were found on the door mechanism actuator shaft assemblies of the nose landing gear (NLG). This AD requires repetitive inspections of the NLG door mechanism actuator shaft assemblies having certain part numbers, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD would also provide an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections for Model CN-235, CN-235-100, CN-235-200, and CN-235-300 airplanes. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.