Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Airbus S.A.S.
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; Airbus SAS Airplanes
We are removing AD 2007-22-05 and AD 2013-13-13 (referred to after this as ``the affected ADs''), which applied to Airbus SAS Model A300-600 and A310 series airplanes. The affected ADs required certain actions to address various unsafe conditions. The affected ADs are no longer necessary because we have since issued other ADs to address these unsafe conditions. Accordingly, we are removing the affected ADs.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of a cracked outboard spoiler actuator mounting bracket. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the outboard spoiler actuator mounting brackets, replacement of any cracked bracket, and eventual replacement of all brackets with a re-designed part that would terminate the repetitive inspections. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. Turbofan Engines
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-20-01 for certain Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) TFE731-20 and TFE731- 40 turbofan engines. AD 2017-20-01 required removing the affected fan disk and replacing it with a fan disk eligible for installation. Since we issued AD 2017-20-01, we determined that some turbofan engine models were omitted from the applicability of AD 2017-20-01. This AD adds turbofan engine models to the applicability and removes the Honeywell TFE731-20 turbofan engine model from the applicability. This AD requires removal of affected fan disks and replacement with parts eligible for installation. This AD was prompted by two fan disks found with surface rollovers in the dovetail slot area. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of the Class D and Class E Airspace; Tulsa, OK
This action proposes to amend the Class D airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Richard Lloyd Jones Jr. Airport, Tulsa, OK, and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at William R. Pogue Municipal Airport, Sand Springs, OK, which is contained within the Tulsa, OK, airspace legal description. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of the decommissioning of the Glenpool VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at these airports, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of the Richard Lloyd Jones Jr. Airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Amendment of the Class E Airspace; Portland, TN
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Portland Municipal Airport, Portland, TN. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of the decommissioning of the Bowling Green 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 would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Fort Payne, AL
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in Isbell Field Airport, Fort Payne, AL, to accommodate airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of the Fort Payne 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 airport name and geographic coordinates of this airport. In addition, this action would update the name and geographic coordinates of Dekalb Regional Medical Center Heliport, which is contained within the legal description of the Isbell Field Airport airspace.
Amendment and Establishment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Western United States
This action modifies six United States Area Navigation (RNAV) routes (Q-88, Q-90, Q-114, Q-126, Q-136, and Q-150) and establishes one RNAV route (Q-92) in the western United States. The routes support standard instrument departures (SIDs) and standard terminal arrival routes (STARs) for Denver International Airport. Additionally, the routes promote operational efficiencies for users and provide connectivity to current and proposed RNAV enroute procedures while enhancing capacity for adjacent airports.
Proposed Establishment of Restricted Area R-7205; Guam, GU
This action proposes to establish restricted area R-7205 on the island of Guam, GU. The US Army has been operating a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) radar system in direct support of national defense initiatives. The system has operated within a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) for over five years. The restricted area is necessary to protect aviation from hazardous electro-magnetic radiation and segregate non-participating aircraft.