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Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of New Approval of Information Collection: Airman Knowledge Test Registration Collection
Document Number: 2019-28241
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-31
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 for a new information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on October 22, 2019. The information collected is necessary to ensure compliance and proper registration of an individual for the necessary knowledge test for the certification or rating pursued by the individual.
Remote Identification of Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Document Number: 2019-28100
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action would require the remote identification of unmanned aircraft systems. The remote identification of unmanned aircraft systems in the airspace of the United States would address safety, national security, and law enforcement concerns regarding the further integration of these aircraft into the airspace of the United States while also enabling greater operational capabilities.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters (Previously Eurocopter France)
Document Number: 2019-27978
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2008-24-04 for Eurocopter France (now Airbus Helicopters) Model AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, and AS355N helicopters. AD 2008-24-04 requires repetitively inspecting the lubricating pump and checking the magnetic chip detector plug (chip detector) and the main gearbox (MGB) oil-sight glass. Since the FAA issued AD 2008-24-04, Airbus Helicopters has developed an alteration of the MGB oil flow distribution that corrects the unsafe condition. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2008-24-04 and would allow the option of altering the MGB oil flow distribution as a terminating action for the inspections. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Anjou Aeronautique Torso Restraint Systems
Document Number: 2019-27939
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2017-16-04 which applies to certain Anjou Aeronautique (formerly Romtex Anjou Aeronautique) Model 358 torso restraint systems (restraint systems). AD 2017-16-04 required inspection of the restraint system, placarding if it is found to be inoperative, and replacement of the affected restraint system with a part eligible for installation. Since the FAA issued AD 2017-16-04, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) received reports of additional serial numbered restraint systems rotary buckle knobs (buckle knobs) breaking on a batch of parts outside of the previous population. This proposed AD would require the removal from service of this expanded population of affected restraint systems and modifies the compliance schedule for their removal. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-27929
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747- 200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracks of the upper splice fittings. This proposed AD would require repetitive detailed inspections and open hole high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections of the upper splice fittings for cracks and applicable on-condition actions. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-27886
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-16-09 and AD 2019-03-20, which apply to Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes. Those ADs require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new and more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations for airplane structures and systems. Since the FAA issued AD 2019-03-20, the FAA has determined that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which will be incorporated by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-27885
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 727 airplanes. This AD was prompted by the FAA's analysis of the Model 727 fuel system review conducted by the manufacturer. This AD requires modifying the fuel quantity indicating system (FQIS) to prevent development of an ignition source inside the body-mounted auxiliary fuel tanks due to electrical fault conditions. As an alternative to the modification, this AD allows deactivating the body-mounted auxiliary fuel tanks. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-28072
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited Model DHC-8-401 and - 402 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that certain fuselages were delivered with nonconforming keel tension fittings and stringer end fittings. This AD requires a detailed visual inspection of stringer end fittings and keel fittings for loose or working fasteners, signs of wear, and corrosion, and repair if necessary; and a general visual inspection of the keel tension fitting and stringer end fittings, as applicable, and repairs and replacement of the keel and stringer end fittings if necessary. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-28070
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting an airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-900ER series airplanes. This AD requires replacement of nonconforming head strike pads with conforming head strike pads. This AD was prompted by a report of nonconforming head strike pads on the left and right mid exit doors. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-28069
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A318 series airplanes, Model A319-111, -112, - 113, -114, -115, -131, -132, and -133 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 AD was prompted by a report that during a maintenance check, cracks were found in a stiffener of a certain lateral window frame. This AD requires repetitive high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections for cracking of a stiffener of a certain lateral window frame, and applicable related investigative and corrective actions, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Embraer S.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-28068
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-16- 08, which applied to certain Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 190-100 STD, -100 LR, -100 IGW, and -100 ECJ airplanes; and Model ERJ 190-200 STD, -200 LR, and -200 IGW airplanes. AD 2017-16-08 required revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate more restrictive airworthiness limitations. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. This AD also adds airplanes to the applicability. This AD was prompted by the FAA's determination that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. The FAA is 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: 2019-28067
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 328 Support Services GmbH Model 328-100 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of missing rivets on landing flap support arm 2. This AD requires an inspection of the landing flap support arms for missing rivets and corrective actions if necessary, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-28066
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is 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 a report of a fuel leak resulting from a crack on the left in-spar upper wing skin. This AD requires repetitive surface high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections of the left and right upper wing skin for any crack, repetitive general visual inspections of the upper wing skin in the adjacent rib bay areas for any crack, and applicable on-condition actions. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Engine Alliance Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-27889
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Engine Alliance (EA) GP7270 and GP7277 model turbofan engines with a certain low-pressure compressor (LPC) 1st-stage fan blade installed. This AD requires an ultrasonic inspection of the affected LPC 1st-stage fan blades and replacement of any affected fan blades that fail the inspection. This AD was prompted by a report of an in-flight shutdown (IFSD) of an engine due to the fracture of multiple fan blades. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-27887
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 727 airplanes, Model 757 airplanes, and Model 767-200, -300, -300F, and -400ER series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of nuisance stick shaker activation while the airplane accelerated to cruise speed at the top of climb. This AD was also prompted by an investigation of those reports that revealed that the angle of attack (AOA) (also known as angle of airflow) sensor vanes could not prevent the build-up of ice, causing the AOA sensor vanes to become immobilized, which resulted in nuisance stick shaker activation. This AD requires a general visual inspection of the AOA sensors for certain AOA sensors, and replacement of affected AOA sensors. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-27966
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER (Model 737 NG) series airplanes (although the scope of the AD requirements is limited to operation at specific runways in the U.S., Colombia, and Guyana). This AD requires revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to prohibit selection of certain runways for airplanes equipped with certain software. This AD was prompted by reports of display electronic unit (DEU) software errors on airplanes with a selected instrument approach to a specific runway. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-27768
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes 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 that during airplane wing fatigue testing, fatigue cracks were found on the lower right-hand-side wing plank at the end of the integrally machined stringers, which led to a determination that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would require, for certain airplanes, revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-27716
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (Gulfstream) Model G-IV airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of un-commanded nose wheel steering turns. This proposed AD would require replacing the nose wheel steering servo valve manifold, incorporating revised operating procedures into the airplane flight manual (AFM), doing a records inspection for any incidents of un-commanded nose wheel steering turns, and reporting the results to the FAA. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group
Document Number: 2019-27838
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Park Service (NPS), in accordance with the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000, announce the next meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG). This notification provides the date, location, and agenda for the meeting.
Pilot Records Improvement Act; Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Pilot Records Improvement Act of 1996/Pilot Record Database
Document Number: 2019-27707
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-26
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 an information collection. This collection involves the pilot/applicant's name, home address which is provided by the applicant, and his/her FAA certificate number. In most cases, the certificate number is one that has been assigned by Airmen Certification. The information collected is imperative to be able to identify the airman in order to process the required background check for the potential hiring air carrier employer.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Spirit Airlines
Document Number: 2019-27660
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-23
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.A. Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-27633
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Leonardo S.p.A. Model AW169 and AW189 helicopters. This AD requires inspecting certain part-numbered and serial-numbered tail rotor (T/R) actuators, reporting information, and depending on the inspection outcome, marking a part, performing an additional inspection, and removing the T/R actuator from service. This AD also prohibits the installation of affected T/R actuators. This AD is prompted by reports of incorrect installations of the T/R actuator back-end input lever. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2019-27529
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-23
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: 2019-27528
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-23
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.
Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Percentage Rates of Covered Aviation Employees for the Period of January 1, 2020, Through December 31, 2020
Document Number: 2019-27527
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA has determined that the minimum random drug and alcohol testing percentage rates for the period January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020, will remain at 25 percent of safety- sensitive employees for random drug testing and 10 percent of safety- sensitive employees for random alcohol testing.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-27468
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 airplanes. This AD was prompted by an investigation that identified the cargo lining gutter assembly would be unable to drain a certain quantity of water in case of leakage or rupture of certain water pipes. This AD requires modification of the cargo lining gutter assemblies, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-27467
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-16-26 and AD 2017-19-04, which applied to certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 900EX airplanes. Those ADs required revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and/or airworthiness limitations. Since the FAA issued AD 2014-16-26 and AD 2017-19-04, the FAA determined that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD continues to require those maintenance or inspection program revisions, and also requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate additional new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Canada Limited Partnership (Type Certificate Previously Held by C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP); Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-27466
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Canada Limited Partnership Model BD-500-1A11 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports that, under certain combinations of airplane configuration and flight conditions, higher than anticipated temperatures could lead to an engine fire warning nuisance message. This proposed AD would require installation of Integrated Air Systems Controller (IASC) software version 5.0. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-27465
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model MD-90-30 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports indicating that certain center wing stringers and skins are potentially susceptible to cracking. This AD requires repetitive eddy current, low frequency (ETLF) inspections of the left and right side fastener holes for any crack; repetitive eddy current, high frequency (ETHF) inspections of the lower skin for any crack; and repair if any crack is found. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters (Previously Eurocopter France)
Document Number: 2019-27430
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2009-25-09 for Eurocopter France (now Airbus Helicopters) Model SA 330 F, G, and J helicopters. AD 2009-25-09 currently requires re-adjusting the torque of the main gearbox (MGB) flexible coupling bolts. Since the FAA issued AD 2009-25-09, Airbus Helicopters has modified the MGB overhaul and repair procedures, which corrects the unsafe condition. Additionally, the FAA-validation for Model SA330F and G helicopters has been cancelled. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2009-25-09 but would revise the applicability by excluding Model SA330F and G helicopters and exclude MGBs that have been subject to the modified procedures. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Availability, Notice of Public Comment Period, Notice of Public Meeting, and Request for Comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Titusville-Cocoa Airport Authority Launch Site Operator License
Document Number: 2019-27419
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is announcing the availability of and requesting comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Titusville- Cocoa Airport Authority (TCAA) Launch Site Operator License. The FAA has prepared the Draft EA to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the FAA issuing a Launch Site Operator License to TCAA for the operation of a commercial space launch site at the Space Coast Regional Airport (TIX). Under the proposed action, TCAA would operate a commercial space launch site at TIX to offer the site for launches of horizontal takeoff and horizontal landing launch vehicles from TIX. TCAA would also construct facilities related to the proposed launch site. The Draft EA considers the potential environmental impacts of the Proposed Action and the No Action Alternative.
Airworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-27318
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain ATR-GIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR42-500 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of interference between bonding braid screws and pitch tab control rods on the ATR final assembly line. This proposed AD would require an inspection of the bonding braid screws for proper installation, a detailed inspection for damage to the pitch tab control rods if necessary, and replacement of the pitch tab control rods if necessary, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which will be incorporated by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Revocation and Amendment of the Class E Airspace; Lafayette, LA
Document Number: 2019-27276
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revokes the Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class C surface area at Lafayette Regional Airport/Paul Fournet Field, Lafayette, LA; amends the Class E airspace designated as a surface area at Lafayette Regional Airport/Paul Fournet Field; and amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Lafayette Regional Airport/Paul Fournet Field and Acadiana Regional Airport, New Iberia, LA, which is contained within the Lafayette, LA, airspace legal description. This action is due to an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Acadi non- directional beacon (NDB), which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at Acadiana Regional Airport, and the development of new instrument procedures at Lafayette Regional Airport/Paul Fournet Field. The geographic coordinates of the Lafayette Regional Airport/ Paul Fournet Field and the names of Lafayette Regional Airport/Paul Fournet Field, Acadiana Regional Airport, and Abbeville Chris Crusta Memorial Airport, Abbeville, LA, which is contained within the Lafayette, LA, airspace legal description, are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of New Approval of Information Collection: Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) Program
Document Number: 2019-27232
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-18
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 for a new information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on April 30, 2019. FAA received two comments to this notice. The collection involves a request that airplane operators subject to the applicability of Annex 16, Volume IV of the Convention on Civil Aviation (hereinafter the ``Chicago Convention'') submit electronically an Emissions Monitoring Plan (EMP) and an annual Emissions Report (ER) to the FAA. The information to be collected is necessary because FAA will use the information to fulfill the United States' responsibilities under the Chicago Convention.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Rifle, CO
Document Number: 2019-27150
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace area, designated as a surface area, at the Rifle Garfield County Airport, Rifle, CO. The proposal would increase the circular radius of the area in the west and northwest of the airport. Also, this action proposes to amend the Class E airspace by adding a Class E airspace area, designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area, to the east of the airport. Additionally, this action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface by removing extensions to the airspace's radius and increasing the radius of the airspace around most of the airport and reducing it to the north and northeast of the airport. Lastly, this action proposes several administrative updates to the airspace legal descriptions for the airport. These changes are necessary to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Astoria, OR
Document Number: 2019-27151
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace area, designated as a surface area, at Astoria Regional Airport, Astoria, OR by reducing the size of the Class E surface airspace. Also, this action proposes to amend the Class E airspace by adding two Class E airspace areas, designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area, at the airport. Additionally, this action proposes to amend the Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth, by reducing the dimensions of the area and sizing it to properly contain IFR arrivals and departures. Further, this action proposes to make several administrative corrections to the airport's legal descriptions. This action would ensure the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Robinson Helicopter Company Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-27117
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Robinson Helicopter Company Model R44 and R44 II helicopters with an agricultural spray system installed by Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SR00286BO (spray system). This spray system is also known as a Simplex Manufacturing Company (Simplex) Model 244 spray system. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of an in-flight failure of the spray system elbow pump fitting (pump fitting). This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the spray system pump fitting, corrective action if necessary, replacement of the spray system pump fitting, and installation of hose supports and a pump outlet cover. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Embraer S.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-27076
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 190-100 STD, -100 LR, -100 ECJ, -100 IGW, -200 STD, -200 LR, and -200 IGW airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of erroneous indications of certain engine parameters and reports of ``pitch up'' and ``pitch down'' uncommanded attitudes with autopilot engaged in cruise flight. This proposed AD would require installing updated PRIMUS EPIC LOAD software, as specified in an Ag[ecirc]ncia Nacional de Avia[ccedil][atilde]o Civil (ANAC) Brazilian AD, which will be incorporated by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Embraer S.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-27062
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 170 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of erroneous indications of certain engine parameters and reports of ``pitch up'' and ``pitch down'' uncommanded attitudes with autopilot engaged in cruise flight. This proposed AD would require installing updated PRIMUS EPIC LOAD software, as specified in an Ag[ecirc]ncia Nacional de Avia[ccedil][atilde]o Civil (ANAC) Brazilian AD, which will be incorporated by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-27061
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-16-05, which applies to all The Boeing Company Model 757-200, - 200PF, -200CB, and -300 series airplanes. AD 2018-16-05 requires repetitive inspections for skin cracking and shim migration at the upper link drag fittings, diagonal brace cracking, and fastener looseness; and applicable on-condition actions. Since the FAA issued AD 2018-16-05, an operator reported finding multiple cracks in the drag fitting at fastener holes while inspecting for cracking as required by AD 2018-16-05. This proposed AD would retain the actions required by AD 2018-16-05, reduce the compliance times for certain inspections, and add repetitive inspections at certain fastener hole locations and applicable on-condition actions. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-26963
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is 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 significant changes made to the airworthiness limitations (AWLs) related to fuel tank ignition prevention and the nitrogen generation system. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to include new or revised AWLs. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines AG Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-26871
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for International Aero Engines AG (IAE) V2500-A1, V2522-A5, V2524-A5, V2525-D5, V2527-A5, V2527E-A5, V2527M-A5, V2528-D5, V2530-A5, V2531-E5, and V2533-A5 turbofan engine models with a certain diffuser case assembly installed. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of a manufacturing quality escape that could impact the life of the diffuser case assembly. This proposed AD would require removal of the affected diffuser case assembly from service and replacement with a part eligible for installation. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Removal of Class E Airspace, and Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Jacksonville, FL
Document Number: 2019-26858
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to remove Class E airspace area designated as an extension to a Class D surface area for Cecil Airport (previously Cecil Field), Jacksonville, FL, as the Cecil very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR) has been decommissioned, and the VOR approach cancelled. This action would also amend Class D and E airspace by updating the following airport names: Jacksonville NAS (Towers Field) (previously Jacksonville NAS); Herlong Recreational Airport (formerly Herlong Airport); and, Jacksonville Executive Airport at Craig (previously Craig Municipal Airport). Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area. Also, this action would update the geographic coordinates of Cecil Airport, Jacksonville NAS (Towers Field), Jacksonville International Airport, Mayport NAS, and Whitehouse NOLF. This action also would make an editorial change replacing Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the legal descriptions of associated Class D airspace.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Pittsfield, MA
Document Number: 2019-26857
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Pittsfield Municipal Airport, Pittsfield, MA, to accommodate airspace reconfiguration due to the redesign of the Localizer (LOC)/Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) Runway (RWY) 26 approach. 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.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace, Nashua, NH
Document Number: 2019-26856
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D airspace, Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Boire Field, Nashua, NH, to accommodate airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of CHERN non-directional beacon, and cancellation of the associated approaches. 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, as well as Manchester Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC). In addition, this action would recognize the name change of Pepperell Airport, MA, (formerly Sports Center Airport). This action also would replace the outdated term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the legal descriptions of associated Class D and E airspace of Boire Field.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Pratt, KS
Document Number: 2019-26855
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Pratt Regional Airport, Pratt, KS. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Pratt non- directional beacon (NDB), which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport. Additionally, the geographic coordinates of the Pratt Regional Airport, would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-26850
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (Gulfstream) Model GVI airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that the primary flight control actuation system (PFCAS) linear variable displacement transducer (LVDT) mechanical disconnect monitor may not trigger the disconnect of the affected control surfaces as required in the event of a control surface failure. This proposed AD would require updating the software of each PFCAS remote electronics unit (REU), which includes an improvement to the LVDT. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Gunnison, CO
Document Number: 2019-26848
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace designated as a surface area, at Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport, Gunnison, CO. The proposal would increase the circular radius of the Class E surface area and add an extension to the west of the airport. Also, this action proposes to amend the Class E airspace by adding an airspace area designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area, to the southwest of the airport. Additionally, this action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface by significantly reducing the area around the airport, except to the west and southwest of the airport. Furthermore, this action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface by removing this area. This area is wholly contained within the Denver Class E6 en route airspace area and duplication is not necessary. Lastly, this action proposes several administrative changes to the airspace legal descriptions for the airport. These changes are necessary to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-26700
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A319-115 airplanes; Model A320-214, -216, -232, -251N, and -271N airplanes; and Model A321-211, -231, -251N, - 251NX, -253N, -271N, -271NX, and -272N airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of incomplete installations of the over wing panel lug attachments in the production assembly line. This proposed AD would require a one-time detailed inspection of certain attaching points on the left-hand and right-hand wings for the correct installation of certain hardware, and, depending on findings, accomplishment of applicable corrective actions, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which will be incorporated by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-26674
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A319-131, -132, and -133 airplanes, Model A320-231, -232, and -233 airplanes, and Model A321-131, -231, and -232 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of rupture of a hydraulic reservoir air pressurization hose on an in-service airplane, leading to air leakage that was undetectable during normal operation, and found during subsequent zonal inspection. This proposed AD would require modifying the airplane by replacing the affected bleed air hoses with a modification of hydraulic pressurization lines, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which will be incorporated by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.