Federal Aviation Administration 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-21100
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-25-03, which applied to certain Airbus Model A300 F4-600R series airplanes. AD 2016-25-03 required repetitive high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections of the aft lower deck cargo door (LDCD) frame forks; a one- time check of the LDCD clearances; and a one-time detailed visual inspection of hooks, eccentric bushes, and x-stops; and corrective actions if necessary. This AD requires repetitive HFEC inspections of the aft LDCD frame forks; a one-time check of the LDCD clearances; and a one-time detailed visual inspection of hooks, eccentric bushes, and x-stops; and corrective actions if necessary. This AD was prompted by a report of two adjacent frame forks that were found cracked on the aft LDCD of two airplanes during scheduled maintenance, and the introduction of frame fork reinforcement or repair procedures that, when done, allow an extension of repetitive inspection intervals. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-21099
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE-FALCON 200 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 or more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Burlington, WI
Document Number: 2018-21097
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Burlington Municipal Airport, Burlington, WI. This action is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Burbun VHF omnidirectional range (VOR), cancellation of the VOR approach procedure, and implementation of new area navigation (RNAV) procedures for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action adjusts the geographic coordinates of the Burlington Municipal Airport to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-20950
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2008-24- 14, which applies to all Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. AD 2008-24-14 requires revising the instructions for continued airworthiness to incorporate certain airworthiness limitations for the main landing gear (MLG) trunnion fitting assembly. Since we issued AD 2008-24-14, new airworthiness limitation (AWL) tasks have been introduced with revised inspection, modification, and safe-life requirements. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate certain AWLs. It would also require reworking the trunnion fitting in order to meet new structural safe-life limits. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-20932
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-200 Freighter, -200, and -300 series airplanes; and Airbus SAS Model A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of deficient fatigue performance of high strength steel used in forgings. Components made from the affected high strength steel are installed on the main landing gear (MLG), nose landing gear (NLG), and center landing gear (CLG). This AD requires identifying the part number and serial number of certain components installed on the MLG, NLG, and CLG; replacing affected parts; identifying the airplane's weight variant; and determining the applicable life limit for certain components installed on the MLG, NLG, and CLG. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Submission Deadline for Schedule Information for Chicago O'Hare International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, and San Francisco International Airport for the Summer 2019 Scheduling Season
Document Number: 2018-21217
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under this notice, the FAA announces the submission deadline of October 4, 2018, for summer 2019 flight schedules at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), and San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The deadline coincides with the schedule submission deadline for the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Slot Conference for the summer 2019 scheduling season.
Notice of Intent of Waiver With Respect to Land; Indianapolis International Airport, Indianapolis, Indiana
Document Number: 2018-21216
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 97.507 acres of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the sale of airport property located at Indianapolis International Airport, Indianapolis, Indiana. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use. The land consists of 155 original airport acquired parcels. The parcels were acquired under grants 6-18-0038-14, 3-18-0038-17, 3-18- 0038-18, 3-18-0038-23, 3-18-0038-24, 3-18-0038-43, 3-18-0038-45, 3-18- 0038-47, 3-18-0038-51, 3-18-0038-54, 3-18-0038-67, 3-18-0038-78, 3-18- 0038-81, 3-18-0038-83, 3-18-0038-88, 3-18-0038-96, 3-18-0038-112, Passenger Facility Charges, and local funding. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the Indianapolis Airport Authority to dispose of the property. The land is not needed for future aeronautical development.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Wing Aviation, LLC
Document Number: 2018-21206
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-28
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.
Notice of Industry Meeting
Document Number: 2018-21205
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is hosting an industry day to introduce the Four-Dimensional Trajectory (4DT) Live Flight Demonstration Project to the aviation community. The FAA will present and discuss the 4DT Live Flight Demonstration Project vision, objectives, partnership requirements, and project timelines. The Industry Day will provide the initial platform for interested organizations to collaborate and strategize on project partnerships to execute the live flight demonstrations with the FAA.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-21103
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (Gulfstream) Model GVI airplanes. This AD requires revising the Normal and Abnormal Procedures sections of the airplane flight manual (AFM). This AD was prompted by potential failure of the bi-directional data bus that sends and receives critical signals between the flight control computer (FCC) and the flight control surfaces. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-20951
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 98-18-24, which applied to certain Airbus SAS Model A320 series airplanes. AD 98- 18-24 required repetitive inspections to detect cracking in the inner flange of a certain door frame, and corrective actions, if necessary. AD 98-18-24 also provided an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This AD continues to require the repetitive inspections of the inner flange of a certain door frame, with reduced repetitive inspection intervals, and corrective action if necessary. This AD was prompted by a report of cracks on the inner flange of a certain door frame, and by the results of a full scale fatigue test that indicated the intervals for the repetitive inspections required by AD 98-18-24 must be reduced. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-20931
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A310 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Embraer S.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-20929
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 190-100 STD, -100 LR, -100 ECJ, and -100 IGW airplanes; and Model ERJ 190-200 STD, -200 LR, and -200 IGW airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of bushing migration and loss of nut torque on the engine pylon lower inboard and outboard link fittings. This AD requires modification of the attaching parts of the left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) pylon lower link fittings, inboard and outboard positions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-20924
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 2000 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 maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-20923
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model 4101 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of an improperly installed spacer around the electrical pins in the cartridge connector for the fire bottle extinguisher cartridge. This AD requires repetitive inspections for excessive or missing spacers, and applicable corrective actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-20921
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called Model A300-600 series 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 or more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-20920
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 727 airplanes. This proposed 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 proposed AD would require 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 proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-20919
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-28
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 of electrical arcing between the auxiliary power unit (APU) starter motor positive terminal and the APU fuel drain line. This proposed AD would require the removal of certain clamps and replacement of the flexible APU fuel drain line. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-20918
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 707, 720, and 720B series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that a fracture of the midspar fitting resulted in the separation of the inboard strut and engine from the airplane, and a determination that existing inspections are not sufficient for timely detection of cracking. This AD requires repetitive inspections of certain nacelle strut spar and overwing fittings, and diagonal braces and associated fittings; replacement of the diagonal brace assembly on certain airplanes; and applicable related investigative and corrective actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-20917
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 727C, 727-100, 727-100C, 727-200, and 727-200F series airplanes. This AD was prompted by the results of a fleet survey, which revealed cracking in bulkhead frame webs at a certain body station. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the bulkhead frame web at a certain body station and applicable on-condition actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2018-21032
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-Trent 875-17, RB211-Trent 877-17, RB211- Trent 884-17, RB211-Trent 884B-17, RB211-Trent 892-17, RB211-Trent 892B-17, and RB211-Trent 895-17 turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by low-pressure compressor (LPC) case A-frame hollow locating pins that may have reduced integrity due to incorrect heat treatment. This AD requires replacement of the LPC case A-frame hollow locating pins. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment and Establishment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Houston, TX
Document Number: 2018-20988
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify 3 jet routes, 2 high altitude area navigation (RNAV) Q-routes, and 8 VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways, and establish 4 low altitude RNAV T-routes in the vicinity of Houston, TX, due to the planned decommissioning of the Hobby, TX, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected ATS routes
FAA Order 2150.3C, Compliance and Enforcement Program
Document Number: 2018-20987
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of FAA Order 2150.3C, Compliance and Enforcement Program. The order contains the policies and procedures relevant to the Federal Aviation Administration's compliance and enforcement program. The order applies to the compliance and enforcement programs and activities of all FAA offices that have statutory and regulatory compliance and enforcement responsibilities. It includes policies and procedures the FAA has developed since the last comprehensive revision of the order in 2007. Expired and out-of- date policies and procedures have been removed. FAA Order 2150.3C provides a written statement of the Administrator's policy guidance for imposing sanctions for violations of statutory and regulatory requirements.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-20631
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 707 airplanes, and Model 720 and 720B series airplanes. This AD was prompted by fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program to include new airworthiness limitations. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-20630
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 2000 and FALCON 2000EX airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of metallic debris found in the wing slat piccolo tubes; investigation revealed that the debris originated from the flow guide of the ball joint of the wing anti-ice valve. This AD requires repetitive inspections for metallic debris and damage of the flow guide of the ball joint of the wing anti-ice valve, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Intent of Waiver With Respect to Land
Document Number: 2018-20874
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 55.4 acres of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the sale of airport property Rantoul National Aviation Center-Frank Elliott Field, Rantoul, Illinois. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use. The parcels are located east of Pacesetter Drive and Galaxy Drive on Rantoul National Aviation Center- Frank Elliott Field. The Village of Rantoul has determined that the parcels are no longer needed for the direct operations of the airport.
Proposed Primary Category Design Standards; Vertical Aviation Technologies (VAT) Model S-52L Rotorcraft
Document Number: 2018-20873
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the existence of and requests comments on the proposed airworthiness design standards for acceptance of the Vertical Aviation Technologies (VAT) Model S-52L rotorcraft under the regulations for primary category aircraft.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Disclosure of Seat Dimensions To Facilitate the Use of Child Safety Seats on Airplanes During Passenger-Carrying Operations
Document Number: 2018-20872
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) invites public comments about our intention to request Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The collection involves each passenger carrying air carrier operating under part 121 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, to post on the internet website of the air carrier the maximum dimensions of a child safety seat that can be used on those aircraft. The information to be collected will be used to facilitate the use of child restraint systems onboard airplanes and is required by section 412 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-Day comment period soliciting comments on the renewal of this previously approved information collection was published on July 25, 2018. No comments were received.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Revised Approval of Information Collection Certification Procedures for Products and Parts
Document Number: 2018-20871
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-26
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 a previously approved information collection. Applicable federal regulations prescribe certification standards for aircraft, aircraft engines, propellers appliances and parts. The information collected is used to determine compliance and applicant eligibility. The respondents are aircraft parts designers, manufacturers, and aircraft owners.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Glen Ullin, ND
Document Number: 2018-20870
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Glen Ullin Regional Airport, Glen Ullin, ND. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new standard instrument approach procedures developed at Glen Ullin Regional Airport, for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Airworthiness Directives; CFM International S.A. Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2018-20715
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA withdraws an NPRM that published on August 25, 2017 regarding an unsafe condition involving certain CFM International CFM56-7B turbofan engines. The agency subsequently determined that the identified unsafe condition was not adequately addressed by the proposed actions and published two final rules that adequately address the identified unsafe condition.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-20358
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2010-25-06, which applied to certain The Boeing Company Model 737-200, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. AD 2010-25-06 required repetitive inspections for cracking of certain fuselage frames and stub beams, and corrective actions if necessary. AD 2010-25-06 also provided for an optional repair, which terminated the repetitive inspections. For airplanes on which a certain repair was done, AD 2010-25-06 also required repetitive inspections for cracking of certain fuselage frames and stub beams, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD retains the actions required by AD 2010-25-06 and expands the inspection area. This AD was prompted by additional cracking found in areas not covered by the inspections in AD 2010-25-06. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; 328 Support Services GmbH (Type Certificate Previously Held by AvCraft Aerospace GmbH; Fairchild Dornier GmbH; Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH) Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-20357
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all 328 Support Services GmbH Model 328-100 and -300 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports indicating corrosion on the horizontal stabilizer bearing supports at the contact surface to the horizontal stabilizer rear spar. This AD requires inspections for corrosion and any other damage (i.e., cracking and chafing) of the horizontal stabilizer rear bearing supports, replacement of the affected horizontal stabilizer rear bearing supports if necessary, and modification of the horizontal stabilizer rear spar. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-20350
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-17-04, which applied to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702), Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), and Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes. AD 2015-17-04 required replacement of left and right fixed control rods and lever assemblies of the elevator control system. This AD adds a detailed visual inspection of the key washers and self-locking nuts of the elevator control linkages and corrective actions if necessary. This AD was prompted by reports of a disconnect between the elevator lever and control rod and a report indicating that certain revisions of the service information were missing instructions for proper installation of certain key washers. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of the Prohibition Against Certain Flights in the Pyongyang Flight Information Region (FIR) (ZKKP)
Document Number: C1-2018-20173
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-20802
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Viking Air Limited Models DHC-2 Mk. I, DHC-2 Mk. II, and DHC-2 Mk. III airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as cracking found in the wing rear spar web at the wing station where the flap outboard hinge is attached. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Helicopters
Document Number: 2018-20488
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-14-03 for Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-92A helicopters. AD 2017-14-03 required an inspection and reduced the retirement lives of certain landing gear components. This new AD retains the requirements of AD 2017-14-03, reduces the retirement lives of additional landing gear components, and requires repeating the inspection. This AD was prompted by a revised analysis of the fatigue life of the landing gear. The actions of this AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2018-20487
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, and AS355N helicopters. This AD requires measuring a vibration level in the tail rotor (T/R) drive. This AD was prompted by reports of bearing degradation. The actions of this AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these helicopters.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2018-20396
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-25
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: 2018-20394
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-25
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-20346
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a revision of a certain airworthiness limitations item (ALI) document, which specifies new or more restrictive instructions and airworthiness limitations. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or revised structural inspection requirements. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-20338
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A350-941 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of an overheat failure mode of the hydraulic engine-driven pump, which could cause a fast temperature rise of the hydraulic fluid. This AD requires modifying the hydraulic monitoring and control application (HMCA) software. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Removal of Flight Plan Requirements for Commercial Air Tour Operations Within the Special Flight Rules Area at Grand Canyon National Park
Document Number: 2018-20176
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule removes the requirement for certificate holders conducting certain commercial operations within the Grand Canyon National Park Special Flight Rules Area to file a visual flight rules flight plan with an FAA Flight Service Station prior to each flight. The effect of this action is to remove an unnecessary, redundant, and obsolete paperwork burden on affected certificate holders without affecting safety, existing quarterly reporting requirements, or efforts to restore the natural quiet of the park environment. This final rule also makes several technical amendments.
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.
Proposed Amendment of Class D Airspace; Pontiac, MI
Document Number: 2018-20405
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D airspace at Oakland County International Airport, Pontiac, MI. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by 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 would also replace 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.
Proposed Amendment of Class D Airspace; Detroit, MI
Document Number: 2018-20403
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend 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 the airport also would be 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.