Federal Aviation Administration September 21, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; Zodiac Seats France, Cabin Attendant Seats
Document Number: 2018-20551
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Zodiac Seats France, 537-Series Cabin Attendant Seats. This AD was prompted by operator reports that safety belt wear was found at the attachment to the cabin attendant seat. This AD requires inspecting the safety belt webbing, and modifying and re-marking each affected cabin attendant seat. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Robinson Helicopter Company Helicopters
Document Number: 2018-20490
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Robinson Helicopter Company (Robinson Helicopter) Model R66 helicopters. This proposed AD would require inspecting the oil tank outlet's fitting color. If the fitting is blue, this proposed AD would require replacing the tank with an oil tank that lacks a blue fitting. This proposed AD also would require determining the revision letter on the ink stamp, and installing an oil tank angle based on that determination. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of broken oil tank internal baffles. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to correct an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-20360
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-223F and Model A330-243F airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of cracking at fastener holes located at a certain frame on the lower shell panel junction. This proposed AD would require repetitive special detailed inspections (rototest) of certain fastener holes located at the lower shell junction of a certain frame on both left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) sides, and applicable related investigative and corrective actions. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.A. (Type Certificate Previously Held by Finmeccanica S.p.A., AgustaWestland S.p.A) Helicopters
Document Number: 2018-20107
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Leonardo S.p.A. (Leonardo) Model AW189 helicopters. This AD requires inspecting the tail gearbox (TGB) fitting for a crack. This AD was prompted by a report of a crack on a TGB fitting that was found during a scheduled inspection. The actions of this AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-19936
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE-FALCON 900 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new and more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.