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Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Proposed Replacement Terminal Project at Bob Hope “Hollywood Burbank” Airport, Burbank, Los Angeles County, California
Document Number: 2018-27373
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice under the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared to assess the potential impacts of the proposed Replacement Terminal Project and its connected actions. To ensure that all significant issues related to the proposed action are identified, one (1) public scoping meeting and one (1) governmental agency-scoping meeting will be held. FAA is the lead agency on the preparation of the EIS.
Amendment of Class D Airspace; Appleton, WI
Document Number: 2018-27253
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-18
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 Additionally, this action replaces the outdated term ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement'' in the legal description, and removes the city associated with the airport name in the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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Helicopters (Type Certificate Previously Held by Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH)
Document Number: 2018-27137
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-05-06 for Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH Model EC135 and MBB-BK 117C-2 helicopters. AD 2014-05-06 required repetitive inspections of the flight-control bearings, replacing any loose bearings with airworthy flight-control bearings, and installing bushings and washers. This new AD retains the requirements of AD 2014-05-06 but removes the repetitive inspections. The actions of this AD are intended to correct an unsafe condition on these products.
Notice to Manufacturers of Lithium-ion Secondary Cell Battery Packs or Comparable Secondary Cell Battery Packs
Document Number: 2018-27252
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Projects funded under the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) must meet the requirements of Title 49 Buy American Preferences. The FAA is considering issuing waivers to foreign manufacturers of Lithium- ion Secondary Cell Battery Packs, or any comparable secondary cell battery packs, that meet the requirements of eligible airport-dedicated vehicles identified in Title 49 Zero-Emission Airport Vehicles and Infrastructure Program. This section allows the FAA to award Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant funds for the acquisition and operation of zero-emissions vehicles (ZEVs) at an airport, including the construction or modification of infrastructure to facilitate the delivery of fuel and services necessary for the use of such vehicles. The FAA is requesting any information from battery makers on the availability of lithium-ion secondary cell battery packs or comparable products manufactured in the U.S. and capable of meeting heavy-duty transit applications of the ZEV and ``FAA Buy American'' requirements of the AIP.
Airworthiness Directives; Air Comm Corporation Air Conditioning Systems
Document Number: 2018-27134
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Air Comm Corporation (Air Comm) air conditioning systems installed on various model helicopters. This AD requires replacing electrical connectors and prohibits the installation of other parts. This AD was prompted by reports of overheated connectors. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-27130
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all ATR-GIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR42 and ATR72 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking in main landing gear (MLG) universal joints (U-joints). This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections of the affected U-joints for cracks, and replacement if necessary. This AD also provides an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Auburn, NE
Document Number: 2018-26917
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Farington Field Airport, Auburn, NE. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new standard instrument approach procedures developed at Farington Field Airport, for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace for the Following Alaska Towns; Hooper Bay, AK; Kaltag, AK; King Salmon, AK; Kodiak, AK; Manokotak, AK; and Middleton Island, AK
Document Number: 2018-26810
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-17
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 Hooper Bay Airport, AK; Kaltag Airport, AK; King Salmon Airport, AK; Kodiak Airport, AK, Manokotak Airport, AK, and Middleton Island Airport, AK. This proposal would add exclusionary language to the legal descriptions of these airports to exclude Class E airspace extending beyond 12 miles from the shoreline and would ensure the safety and management of aircraft within the National Airspace System. Also, an editorial change would be made in the airspace designation for King Salmon Airport.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26622
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 727 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of cracking in the inboard lower flange and adjacent web near the forward attachment of the outboard flap track at a certain position on a Model 737-300 airplane. The flap tracks of Model 737-300 airplanes are similar to the flap tracks of Model 727 airplanes. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections and surface high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections of each outboard flap track at certain positions for any crack and discrepancy, and applicable on-condition actions. 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: 2018-26621
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Defense and Space S.A. Model CN-235, CN-235-200 and CN-235-300 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. 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: Recording of Aircraft Conveyances and Security Documents
Document Number: 2018-27054
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-14
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 October 9, 2018. The collection involves return to the Civil Aviation Aircraft Registry of information relating to the release of a lien that has been recorded with the Registry. Regulations provide for establishing and maintaining a system for the recording of security conveyances affecting title to, or interest in U.S. civil aircraft, as well as certain specifically identified engines, propellers, or spare parts locations, and for recording of releases relating to those conveyances. Federal Aviation Regulations establish procedures for implementation. Regulations describe what information must be contained in a security conveyance in order for it to be recorded with FAA. The convention on the International Recognition signatory, prevents, by treaty, the export of an aircraft and cancellation of its nationality marks if there is an outstanding lien recorded. The Civil Aviation Registry must have consent or release of lien from the lienholder prior to confirmation/cancellation for export.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2018-27030
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
Removal of Class E Airspace; Mercury, NV
Document Number: 2018-27023
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Desert Rock Airport, Mercury, NV. This airspace is not required, as there are no instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Jackson, MI
Document Number: 2018-26919
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class D airspace, Class E airspace designated as a surface area, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and removes Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D or Class E surface area at Jackson County Airport-Reynolds Field, Jackson MI. This action is due to the decommissioning of the Jackson VHF omnidirectional range (VOR), which provided navigation guidance for the instrument procedures to this airport. The VOR is being decommissioned as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The name and the geographic coordinates of the airport are also updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Additionally, this action makes an editorial change to the airspace legal descriptions replacing ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement.''
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Pago Pago, American Samoa
Document Number: 2018-26809
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the legal description of the Pago Pago International Airport at Pago Pago, American Samoa. The latitudinal geographic coordinate of the airport is corrected to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. This does not affect the charted boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Moses Lake, WA
Document Number: 2018-26805
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, Class E airspace designated as an extension, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 and 1,200 feet above the surface at Grant County International Airport (formerly Grant County Airport), Moses Lake, WA. This action removes the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part- time status of Class E airspace designated as an extension, and updates the airport name and geographic coordinates for the airport in the associated Class D and E airspace areas to match the FAA's aeronautical database. These changes are necessary to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Aspen, CO
Document Number: 2018-26804
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace designated as an extension at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport/Sardy Field, Aspen, CO, and removes the part-time NOTAM language from the legal description. This action also amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface and removes the Class E 1,200 foot airspace. Also, this action updates the airport's geographic coordinates, and replaces the term Airport/Facility Directory with Chart Supplement in the Class D airspace and Class E surface airspace legal descriptions. These changes are necessary to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Casper, WY
Document Number: 2018-26802
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface, and removes Class E airspace designated as an extension, at Casper/Natrona County International Airport, Casper WY. After a biennial review, the FAA finds this action necessary to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System. Also, this action updates the airport's name and geographic coordinates for the associated Class D and E airspace areas to reflect the FAA's current aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Bethel, ME
Document Number: 2018-26801
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Bethel Regional Airport, Bethel, ME, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures serving this airport. Controlled airspace 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 to be in concert with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Leitchfield, KY
Document Number: 2018-26800
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Leitchfield-Grayson County Airport, Leitchfield, 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, and Removal of Class E Airspace; Lompoc, CA
Document Number: 2018-26799
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class D airspace, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and removes Class E airspace designated as an extension at Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB), Lompoc, CA. This action also modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Lompoc Airport, Lompoc, CA, by enlarging the airspace and removing the part-time Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) status. This action amends the geographic coordinates of the airport to match the FAA's aeronautical database. These actions are necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports. An editorial change removes the city associated with the airport name in the airspace designations and exclusionary language from the description. Additionally, this action replaces the outdated term ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement''.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Mesquite, NV
Document Number: 2018-26796
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Mesquite Airport, Mesquite, NV, by enlarging the area southwest of the airport and updating the airport's geographic coordinates to match the FAA's aeronautical database. These changes are necessary to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) procedures at this airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26630
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of electrical arcing between the auxiliary power unit (APU) starter motor positive terminal and the APU fuel drain line. This AD requires the removal of certain clamps and replacement of the flexible APU fuel drain line. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 2000 Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26629
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 2000 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of chafing of a wire bundle located at the bottom of the right hand (RH) electrical cabinet. This AD requires a one-time general visual inspection of the wiring bundle for damage, measurement of the clearance between the metallic plate and the wiring bundle, and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26536
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-14
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 a determination that certain holes for the vertical tail plane (VTP) tension bolts connection are not properly protected against corrosion. This AD requires modifying the VTP tension bolts connection by adding sealant and protective treatment to the head of the connection, at the barrel nut cavities, and in the surrounding area. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26532
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777-200 and -300 series airplanes equipped with Rolls-Royce Model RB211-Trent 800 engines. This AD was prompted by reports of inadequate clearance between the thermal protection system (TPS) insulation blankets and the electronic engine control (EEC) wiring, which resulted in damaged wires. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the EEC wire bundles and clips, and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Surplus Property Release at the Cullman Regional-Folsom Field Airport, Vinemont, Alabama
Document Number: 2018-27027
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a request from the Cullman Regional Airport Board to waive the requirement that 1.23 acres of airport property located at the Cullman Regional-Folsom Field Airport in Vinemont, Alabama, be used for aeronautical purposes.
Availability of Record of Decision for the Environmental Impact Statement, Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona.
Document Number: 2018-27021
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that it has published a Record of Decision (ROD) signed by the FAA and the United States Air Force for the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The EIS evaluated proposed Airfield Safety Enhancement Project at Tucson International Airport (TUS), Tucson, Pima County, Arizona.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Textron Aviation Inc.
Document Number: 2018-26992
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-13
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.
Notification of Replacement Public Meeting on Requirement for Helicopters To Use the New York North Shore Helicopter Route
Document Number: 2018-26934
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Due to inclement weather on November 15, 2018, the FAA announces a replacement public meeting to solicit feedback concerning the New York North Shore Helicopter Rule (``the Rule''). This meeting is being held pursuant to Section 182 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. The Rule requires civil helicopter pilots operating under Visual Flight Rules (VFR), whose route of flight takes them over the north shore of Long Island between the Visual Point Lloyd Harbor (VPLYD) waypoint and Orient Point (VPOLT), to use the North Shore Helicopter Route.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-24685
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-200, A330-200 Freighter, and A330-300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of dual flight management system (FMS) resets with the loss of flight plan (F-PLN) data. This AD requires revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to prohibit required navigation performance-authorization required (RNP-AR) operations using flight management guidance envelope computer (FMGEC) standard P5H3. This AD would also require modifying the FMS software of airplanes equipped with FMGEC standard P5H3. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: R1-2018-26365
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-8 and -9 airplanes. This emergency AD was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of these airplanes. This AD requires revising certificate limitations and operating procedures of the airplane flight manual (AFM) to provide the flight crew with runaway horizontal stabilizer trim procedures to follow under certain conditions. This AD was prompted by analysis performed by the manufacturer showing that if an erroneously high single angle of attack (AOA) sensor input is received by the flight control system, there is a potential for repeated nose-down trim commands of the horizontal stabilizer. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Western United States
Document Number: 2018-26679
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend three domestic Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal Airways (V-113, V-137, and V-485) in the western United States. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of Priest, CA, VOR navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) routes. The Priest, CA, VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-318 and V-352; Northeastern United States
Document Number: 2018-26678
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the descriptions of VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-318 and V-352 to reflect the removal of certain route segments within Canadian airspace that were deleted by NAV CANADA. This rule modifies the above airway descriptions to match the current configuration of the routes.
Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-128 and V-144 in the Vicinity of Kankakee, IL
Document Number: 2018-26677
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-128 and V-144 in the vicinity of Kankakee, IL. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the Kankakee, IL (IKK), VOR navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) routes. The Kankakee VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26627
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports indicating there is a possibility of excessive error in the signal generated by the angle of attack (AOA) transducer. This proposed AD would require replacing certain AOA transducers. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26624
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A318 and A319 series airplanes, Model A320- 211, -212, -214, -216, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes, and Model A321- 111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that taperloks used in a certain wing-to-fuselage junction were found to be non-compliant with the applicable specification, resulting in a loss of pre-tension in the fasteners. This proposed AD would require repetitive special detailed inspections of the center and outer wing box lower stiffeners and panels at a certain junction on the left- and right-hand sides for any cracking, and repair if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace LP (Type Certificate Previously Held by Israel Aircraft Industries, Ltd.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26623
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Gulfstream Aerospace LP Model Gulfstream G150 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of corrosion in the solder joints of the upper and lower front relay box connectors to the printed circuit board. This proposed AD would require replacement of the existing relay boxes with modified boxes. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; CFM International S.A. Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2018-26611
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all CFM International S.A. (CFM) LEAP-1B21, -1B23, -1B25, -1B27, -1B28, - 1B28B1, -1B28B2, -1B28B2C, -1B28B3, -1B28BBJ1, and -1B28BBJ2 turbofan engines. This AD requires removing certain electronic engine control (EEC) system operation (OPS) and engine health monitoring (EHM) software and installing versions eligible for installation. This AD was prompted by six aborted takeoffs on the similarly designed CFM LEAP-1A model turbofan engine after those engines did not advance to the desired takeoff fan speed due to icing in the pressure sensor line. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26534
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of drainage holes on the belly fairing forward and middle access panels being obstructed with sealant. This AD requires inspecting for and removing all sealant blocking the drainage holes on the belly fairing forward and middle access panels. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Extension of the Prohibition Against Certain Flights in the Damascus Flight Information Region (FIR) (OSTT)
Document Number: 2018-26680
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action extends the prohibition against certain flight operations in the Damascus Flight Information Region (FIR) (OSTT) by all: U.S. air carriers; U.S. commercial operators; persons exercising the privileges of an airman certificate issued by the FAA, except when such persons are operating U.S.-registered aircraft for a foreign air carrier; and operators of U.S.-registered civil aircraft, except where the operator of such aircraft is a foreign air carrier. The FAA finds this action to be necessary to address a potential hazard to persons and aircraft engaged in such flight operations. This action also includes minor editorial changes to this Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR), consistent with other recently published flight prohibition SFARs.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Corry, PA
Document Number: 2018-26569
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Corry-Lawrence Airport, Corry, PA, to accommodate airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of the Corry non-directional radio beacon and cancellation of the NDB approach. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport. This action also would update the geographic coordinates of this airport.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Louisville, KY
Document Number: 2018-26567
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This editorial amendment corrects the legal description published in the Federal Register on September 11, 2018, amending Class E surface area for Louisville International Airport, Louisville, KY, by removing excessive language (E-104) from the Class E surface area legal description.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Madison, MN
Document Number: 2018-26565
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending up to 700 feet above the surface at Lac Qui Parle County Airport (formerly Madison-Lac Qui Parle Airport), Madison, MN, to accommodate new standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. The FAA is taking this action due to the decommissioning of the Madison non-directional radio beacon (NDB) and cancellation of the associated approach. This enhances the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. Also, an editorial change has been made removing the city from the airport name. The airport name is updated from Madison-Lac Qui Parle Airport, to Lac Qui Parle County Airport, Madison, MN.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Auburn, AL
Document Number: 2018-26560
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Auburn University Regional Airport, Auburn, AL, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures serving this airport. Also, this action would recognize the airport's name change and update the airport's geographic coordinates. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics (Formerly Known as Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems) Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26530
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-11-07, which applied to all Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics Model SAAB 2000 airplanes. AD 2018-11-07 required a one-time inspection of an affected lug attaching the aileron bellcrank support bracket to the rear spar of the wing and the adjacent area of the installed support brackets, a thickness measurement of the affected lug, repetitive inspections of the affected aileron bellcrank support brackets, and corrective actions if necessary. AD 2018-11-07 also provided an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This AD retains the actions of AD 2018-11-07 and requires the terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This AD was prompted by a determination that it is necessary to require the terminating action. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class D Airspace; Detroit, MI
Document Number: 2018-26503
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class D airspace at Coleman A. Young Municipal Airport (formerly Detroit City Airport), Detroit, MI, by changing the airspace designation to Detroit, MI, thereby removing the old airport name. The name and geographic coordinates of this airport are also updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. This action is necessary to keep information current for the safety and management of aircraft within the national airspace system.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Cabool, MO
Document Number: 2018-26502
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Cabool Memorial Airport, Cabool, MO, due to the decommissioning of the Maples VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of this airport are also updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class D Airspace; Pontiac, MI
Document Number: 2018-26501
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class D airspace at Oakland County International Airport, Pontiac, MI, due to the decommissioning of the Pontiac VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. This action also replaces the outdated term Airport/Facility Directory with Chart Supplement. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Amendment of Class D and E Airspace and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Fayetteville, AR
Document Number: 2018-26498
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class D airspace and Class E airspace designated as a surface area, and removes Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D and Class E airspace at Drake Field, Fayetteville, AR. This action is due to the decommissioning of the Drake VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of the airport are also updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary to support instrument flight rule (IFR) operations at this airport.