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

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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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; The Boeing Company
Document Number: 2018-19792
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-12
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.
Special Conditions: The Boeing Company (Boeing), Model 787-8, 787-9, and 787-10 Series Airplanes; Dynamic Test Requirements for Single-Occupant, Oblique (Side-Facing) Seats With or Without Airbag Devices or 3-Point Restraints
Document Number: 2018-19753
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These amended special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 787-8, 787-9, and 787-10 series airplanes. This amendment states that the Boeing Model 787-8, 787-9, and 787-10 series airplanes oblique (side-facing) seats may be installed at an angle of 18 to 45 degrees to the airplane centerline and may include a 3-point or airbag restraint system, or both, for occupant restraint and injury protection. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. These design features are oblique (side- facing) single-occupant seats equipped with airbag devices or 3-point restraints. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Special Conditions: The Boeing Company (Boeing), Model 777 Series Airplanes; Dynamic Test Requirements for Single Occupant Oblique Seats, With or Without Airbag Devices or 3-Point Restraints
Document Number: 2018-19752
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These amended special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 777 series airplanes. This amendment states that the Boeing Model 777 series airplanes oblique (side-facing) seats may be installed at an angle of 18 to 45 degrees to the airplane centerline and may include a 3-point or airbag restraint system, or both, for occupant restraint and injury protection. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. These design features are oblique (side-facing) single-occupant passenger seats equipped with or without airbag devices or 3-point restraints. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Aero-Flite, Inc.
Document Number: 2018-19712
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-11
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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Compass Airlines LLC
Document Number: 2018-19711
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal 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; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Tay 620-15 Engines
Document Number: 2018-19565
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) Tay 620-15 turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by reports of low-pressure compressor (LPC) fan blade retention lug failures. This AD requires reviewing the engine maintenance records and replacing the LPC fan blade with a part eligible for installation if the dry-film lubricant (DFL) treatment limit is exceeded. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Lynchburg, VA
Document Number: 2018-19493
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the legal description of the Class E airspace at Lynchburg Regional Airport-Preston Glenn Field Airport, Lynchburg, VA. The NOTAM part-time status is removed from the Class E airspace area designated as an extension to a Class D surface area. This action does not affect the boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Hardinsburg, KY
Document Number: 2018-19492
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Breckinridge County Airport, Hardinsburg, KY, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures serving the airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Louisville, KY
Document Number: 2018-19490
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D airspace and Class E surface airspace for Bowman Field Airport, Louisville, KY, by adding the Louisville International Airport Class C exclusionary language into the legal description. The exclusionary language was inadvertently omitted from the final rule published November 1, 2017. This action also makes a minor editorial change to the Louisville, KY, airspace designation and airport name.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Bloomsburg, PA
Document Number: 2018-19489
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Bloomsburg Municipal Airport, Bloomsburg, PA, due to the decommissioning of the Milton VHF omni- directional range tactical air navigation aid (VORTAC). Airspace reconfiguration is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of this airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class D Airspace and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Tyndall AFB, FL
Document Number: 2018-19488
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E surface airspace at Tyndall Air Force Base, (AFB), FL, for the safety of aircraft landing and departing the airport when the air traffic control tower is closed. Also, this action proposes to amend Class D airspace by updating the geographic coordinates of this airport, as well as replacing the outdated term ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with ``Chart Supplement''. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Williamsport, PA
Document Number: 2018-19487
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Williamsport Regional Airport, Williamsport, PA. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of Picture Rocks non-directional radio beacon (NDB), and cancellation of the NDB approaches. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport. This action also recognizes the name change to Williamsport Hospital Medical Center Heliport (formerly Williamsport Hospital). The title of this rule is changed to only show that we are amending Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface with this rule. The Class D and remaining Class E airspace areas have been amended in a separate rulemaking.
Amendment of Class D Airspace; Olive Branch, MS
Document Number: 2018-19486
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D airspace for Olive Branch Airport, Olive Branch, MS, by adding the Memphis Class B exclusionary language back into the legal description. The exclusionary language was inadvertently omitted from the final rule published July 30, 2018, amending Class D and Class E airspace at this airport.
Amendment of Class D Airspace; Appleton, WI
Document Number: 2018-19478
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class D airspace at Appleton International Airport (formerly Outagamie County Airport), Appleton, WI. This action is required due to the decommissioning of the GAMIE locator outer marker (LOM) and collocated outer marker (OM) which provided navigation guidance to the airport. This action enhances the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. Also, the airport name and geographic coordinates are adjusted to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Additionally, this action replaces the outdated term ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement'' in the legal description, and removes the city associated with the airport name in the airspace designation.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Chebeague Island, ME
Document Number: 2018-19476
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Chebeague Island Heliport, Chebeague Island, ME, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures serving the heliport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this heliport.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2018-18881
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2018-18879
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Revocation of Class E Airspace; Springfield, OH
Document Number: 2018-19475
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes Class E airspace areas designated as an extension to a Class D surface area at Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport, Springfield, OH. This action is required as a result of an airspace review, which inadvertently overlooked the removal of the associated Class E airspace extensions when the Class D airspace was removed.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-19437
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-12-08, which applied to certain Airbus SAS Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes, and Model A340-212, -213, -312, and -313 airplanes. AD 2018- 12-08 required repetitive inspections of certain fastener holes, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD corrects certain compliance time references. This AD was prompted by a report of cracking at fastener holes located at a certain frame (FR) on the lower shell panel junction. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Helicopters
Document Number: 2018-19436
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Airbus Helicopters) Model MBB-BK 117 A-1, MBB-BK 117A-3, MBB-BK 117 A-4, MBB-BK 117 B-1, MBB-BK 117 B-2, MBB-BK 117 C-1, and MBB-BK 117 C-2 helicopters. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the tail rotor (T/R) gearbox housing. This proposed AD is prompted by a report that a crack was found in a T/ R gearbox housing. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; MD Helicopters Inc. Helicopters
Document Number: 2018-19435
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI) Model 600N helicopters. This proposed AD would require establishing a life limit for the main rotor (M/R) blade upper control collective/longitudinal link assembly (link assembly). This proposed AD is prompted by the discovery that the life limit was omitted from the maintenance manual. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2018-19431
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model AS350B, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, and AS350BA helicopters with a Pall Aerospace Corporation inlet barrier filter (IBF) element. This AD requires revising the Rotorcraft Flight Manual Supplement to prohibit operating a helicopter with an IBF element in wet weather and replacing the IBF element if wet. This AD is prompted by a forced landing after an engine flameout. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-18907
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-200 Freighter series airplanes, Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes, and Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracked slat tracks at the location of the front stop attachment to the track. This AD requires a detailed inspection, repetitive special detailed inspections, and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-18740
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by several reports of cracks in a certain floor beam lower chord at door stop fitting No. 1 of the forward airstair door cutout. This AD requires repetitive inspections for any cracks and applicable on-condition actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Helicopters
Document Number: 2018-19430
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Airbus Helicopters) Model EC135P1, EC135P2, EC135P2+, EC135P3, EC135T1, EC135T2, EC135T2+, and EC135T3 helicopters. This proposed AD would require replacing the retaining ring and inspecting the hoist cable hook assembly (hook). This proposed AD is prompted by a report that a hook detached from the hoist cable. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2018-19365
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) BR700-710A2-20 and BR700- 710C4-11 turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by reports of deterioration of the intumescent heat resistant paint system on the electronic engine controller (EEC) firebox assembly that was found to be beyond acceptable limits. This AD requires replacement of affected EEC firebox assembly parts with improved parts, which have a more durable paint system. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airspace Designations; Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: 2018-19349
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register of August 28, 2018, that amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 relating to airspace designations to reflect the approval by the Director of the Federal Register of the incorporation by reference of FAA Order 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points. This action corrects the Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signature date from August 8, 2017, to August 13, 2018.
Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Mattoon and Charleston, IL
Document Number: 2018-19347
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies two VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways (V-72 and V-429) in the vicinity of Mattoon and Charleston, IL. The FAA is taking this action due to the planned decommissioning of the Mattoon, IL, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected ATS routes. The Mattoon VOR is being decommissioned in support of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-19297
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports that debris from the parking brake shut off valve (PBSOV) could create a partial blockage of the restrictor check valve in the hydraulic return line of the PBSOV. This proposed AD would require replacing the restrictor check valve with an improved valve that has a filter screen. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2018-19282
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all General Electric Company (GE) GE90-76B, GE90-77B, GE90-85B, GE90-90B, and GE90-94B turbofan engines with full authority digital engine control (FADEC) software, version 9.3.2.4 or earlier, installed. This AD requires upgrading the FADEC software to a software version eligible for installation. This AD was prompted by an ice-crystal icing (ICI) event that caused damage to both engines, a single engine stall, and subsequent engine shutdown. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2018-19174
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all International Aero Engines (IAE) PW1133G-JM, PW1133GA-JM, PW1130G-JM, PW1127G-JM, PW1127GA-JM, PW1127G1-JM, PW1124G-JM, PW1124G1-JM, and PW1122G-JM turbofan engines with certain low-pressure turbine (LPT) 1st- and 3rd-stage disks installed. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of manufacturing defects found on delivered LPT 1st- and 3rd- stage disks. This proposed AD would require removing the LPT 1st- or 3rd-stage disk from service and replacing with a part eligible for installation. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: The Boeing Company (Boeing) Model 747-8 Airplane, Dynamic Test Requirements for Single-Occupant, Oblique (Side-Facing) Seats, With or Without Airbag Devices or 3-Point Restraints
Document Number: 2018-19216
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These amended special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 747-8 airplane. This amendment states that the Boeing Model 747-8 airplane oblique (side-facing) seats may be installed at an angle of 18 to 45 degrees to the airplane centerline and may include a 3-point or airbag restraint system, or both, for occupant restraint and injury protection. Additionally, this amendment changes paragraphs 4 through 8 of the special conditions section. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. These design features are oblique (side-facing) single- occupant seats equipped with or without airbag devices or 3-point restraints. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Special Conditions: Bombardier Inc., Model BD-700-2A12 and BD-700-2A13 Series Airplanes; Flight Envelope Protection: High Incidence Protection System
Document Number: 2018-19215
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an error that appeared in the Federal Register on May 1, 2018, for special conditions No. 25-725-SC, Docket No. FAA-2018-0335. As published, there was an error in the citation and the correct citation has been added.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2018-19119
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-02-04 for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-Trent 970-84, RB211-Trent 970B-84, RB211-Trent 972-84, RB211-Trent 972B-84, RB211-Trent 977-84, RB211- Trent 977B-84, and RB211-Trent 980-84 turbofan engines. AD 2013-02-04 required on-wing inspections of low-pressure turbine (LPT) disk seal fins and interstage seals when post-flight review indicates Engine Health Monitoring (EHM) vibratory maintenance-alert limits were exceeded in flight. This AD requires additional criteria for the inspection of the stage 2, 3, and 4 LPT disk seal fins and interstage seals and removes the requirement to inspect the stage 5 LPT disk seal fins and interstage seal. This AD was prompted by a Trent 900 engine experiencing increased low-pressure rotor vibration while in flight resulting in an in-flight shutdown (IFSD) and air turnback. 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: 2018-18999
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-05
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, and CN-235-300 airplanes; and certain Model C-295 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that cracks were found on the stabilizer-to- fuselage rear attachment fitting. This AD requires a detailed inspection of the upper and lower lugs of each horizontal stabilizer- to-fuselage rear attachment fitting, repair if necessary, and a report of findings. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-18995
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 757 airplanes. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the longitudinal lap splices of the fuselage skin are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This AD requires repetitive inspections of the longitudinal lap splices of the fuselage skin for cracking and protruding fasteners, and applicable corrective actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Pilot Schools-FAR 141
Document Number: 2018-19126
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on June 14, 2018. The collection involves the submission of FAA Form 8420-8, which is used as the base document to initiate and/or confirm the status of the schools' eligibility to hold an FAA Form 8000-4, Air Agency Certificate.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-18993
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports that, for multimaterial (hybrid) joints of the passenger door frame fittings, the interfay sealant was not applied between all surfaces of the joint parts. This proposed AD would require modification of the hybrid joints of the passenger doors by applying additional corrosion protection to the hybrid joints of the passenger door frame fittings. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Linstrandt Propane Cylinders
Document Number: 2018-18990
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Linstrandt T30 propane cylinders installed on hot air balloons. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as welding defects on the propane cylinder that could result in leaking of liquid propane. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2018-18880
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.