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Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-05962
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-100-1A10 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by the discovery of a single-point failure within the left-hand and right-hand heater current monitor (HCM) units. This proposed AD would require installing a monitor circuit comprising relays external to the HCM units. This proposed AD would also require revising the normal and non-normal procedure sections of the existing airplane flight manual (AFM) to add new procedures associated with revised crew alerting system (CAS) messages. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
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: 2024-06149
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-25
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 two distinct methods of collecting. The first method of collecting uses the traditional paper/ hardcopy forms which is limited in scope. The second method is more expansive and uses online web-based forms or Application Programming Interface (API) upload functionality. The information can then be shared with a potential employer to aid them in their hiring decision- making process. The information collected can be release to a hiring employer by the pilot. Disclosure of their information is not possible unless the pilot first authorizes the release. The information to be collected will be used to and/or is necessary because before allowing an individual to begin service as a pilot, and air carrier or operator shall receive and evaluate all relevant information pertaining to the individual.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-06130
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that the nitrogen enriched air distribution system (NEADS) cover plate assembly attached to a certain vent stringer in the center wing tank was installed without a designed electrical bond. This proposed AD would require installing electrical bonding and grounding, installing the cover plate assembly with new fasteners, and revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new airworthiness limitations. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-06129
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 757 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of several occurrences of a power transfer unit (PTU) control valve that failed to open when commanded. This proposed AD would require installing new relays and changing certain wire bundles leading to the PTU control valve. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: Airbus SAS Model A350 Series Airplanes; Seats With Inertia Locking Devices
Document Number: 2024-06196
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Airbus SAS (Airbus) Model A350 series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the applicable airworthiness standards. This design feature is seats with inertia locking devices (ILD). The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Airworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines, LLC
Document Number: 2024-06216
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all International Aero Engines, LLC (IAE LLC) Model PW1122G-JM, PW1124G1-JM, PW1124G-JM, PW1127G1-JM, PW1127G1A-JM, PW1127G1B-JM, PW1127G-JM, PW1127GA-JM, PW1129G-JM, PW1130G-JM, PW1133G-JM, and PW1133GA-JM engines. This proposed AD was prompted by an in-flight shutdown (IFSD) caused by the fracture of a low-pressure compressor (LPC) 1st-stage integrally bladed rotor (IBR-1). This proposed AD would require removal and replacement of affected LPC key washers and affected LPC IBR-1 and installation of inlet guide vane (IGV) spacers. The FAA is proposing 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: 2024-05963
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2021-25-12 and AD 2022-11-11, which apply to certain De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited Model DHC-8-401 and -402 airplanes. AD 2021- 25-12 requires repetitive lubrications of the trailing arm of the nose landing gear (NLG). AD 2021-25-12 also requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program to include new and revised airworthiness limitations. AD 2022-11-11 requires a modification to the NLG shock strut assembly. Since the FAA issued AD 2021-25-12 and AD 2022-11-11, it has been determined that the pivot pin and tow fitting assembly of the NLG must be replaced. This proposed AD would continue to require the actions specified in AD 2021-25-12 and AD 2022-11-11 and would require replacement of the pivot pin and tow fitting assembly with a new, improved pivot pin and tow fitting assembly and prohibit the installation of affected parts. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-05914
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2022-14-10, which applies to 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. AD 2022-14-10 requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the radius of the front spar vertical stringers and the horizontal floor beam on a certain frame (FR), repetitive inspections for cracking of the fastener holes of the front spar vertical stringers on that frame, and repair if necessary. AD 2022-14-10 provides, for certain airplanes, a modification of the center wing box area that terminates the repetitive inspections under certain conditions. Since the FAA issued AD 2022-14-10, an additional airplane model has been identified that is also subject to the unsafe condition. This proposed AD would continue to require the actions in AD 2022-14-10 and would add Model A321-271N airplanes to the applicability, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference (IBR). The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-05913
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is withdrawing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) that would have applied to certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8, 787-9, and 787- 10 airplanes. The NPRM was prompted by a report indicating that during regular pre-flight checks, multiple door assist handles failed by pulling loose from their lower attachment point in the doorway support bracket. The NPRM would have required, depending on airplane configuration, inspecting the forward and aft door assist handles for correct installation, installing a new retainer above the lower keyway of the support bracket assembly at certain locations, installing a placard on certain support bracket assemblies, re-identifying the support bracket assembly, and replacing the upper spring clip. Since issuance of the NPRM, the FAA has determined that the intended corrective actions do not address the unsafe condition. Accordingly, the NPRM is withdrawn.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Means of Compliance, Declarations of Compliance, and Labeling Requirements for Unmanned Aircraft With Remote Identification
Document Number: 2024-06062
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-22
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 November 21, 2023. The collection involves information necessary to submit a Means of Compliance or Declaration of Compliance for Unmanned Aircraft with Remote Identification to the FAA. The collection also involves information necessary to label Unmanned Aircraft that have an FAA-accepted Declaration of Compliance. The information to be collected will be used by the FAA to determine compliance with the requirements for submission of a Means of Compliance or Declaration of Compliance, as well as determine compliance with the Unmanned Aircraft labeling requirements.
Airworthiness Directives; Textron Aviation Inc. (Type Certificate Previously Held by Cessna Aircraft Company) Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-05477
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Textron Aviation Inc. (Textron) (type certificate previously held by Cessna Aircraft Company) Model 525, 525A, and 525B airplanes with Tamarack active technology load alleviation system (ATLAS) winglets installed per Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) No. SA03842NY. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of an un-annunciated failure of the ATLAS system. This proposed AD would require installing placards on the left-hand inboard edge of the Tamarack active camber surface (TACS) and revising the existing airplane flight manual (AFM) for your airplane. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; CFM International, S.A. Engines
Document Number: 2024-06080
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain CFM International, S.A. (CFM) Model CFM56-2, CFM56-3, CFM56-5, CFM56-5B, CFM56-5C, and CFM56-7B engines. This AD was prompted by a report of electrical arcing on certain life-limited critical parts. This AD requires replacing certain compressor discharge pressure (CDP) seals, high-pressure compressor (HPC) stage 3 disks, and high-pressure turbine (HPT) rear shafts. This AD also prohibits installation of certain CDP seals, HPC stage 3 disks, and HPT rear shafts on any engine, and prohibits installation of any engine with certain CDP seals, HPC stage 3 disks, and HPT rear shafts installed on any airplane. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-06083
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A300 B4-601, B4-603, B4-620, B4-622, B4-605R, B4-622R, C4-605R Variant F, F4-605R, and F4-622R airplanes, Model A310 series airplanes, Model A318, A319, A320, and A321-series airplanes, Model A330-200, -200 Freighter, and -300 series airplanes, Model A330- 841 and -941 airplanes, and Model A340-211, -212, -213, -311, -312, - 313, -541, and -642 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reported occurrences of chemical oxygen generators failing to activate in service and during maintenance activities. This proposed AD would require replacing affected oxygen generators, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference (IBR). This proposed AD would also prohibit the installation of affected parts. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Fort Yates, ND
Document Number: 2024-05893
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Fort Yates, ND. The FAA is proposing this action due to the development of new public instrument procedures and to support instrument flight rule (IFR) operations.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Milton, FL
Document Number: 2024-05865
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace that was inadvertently removed for Whiting Field Naval Air Station, Milton, FL.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-05395
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B16 (604 Variant) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of sparking due to damaged wire insulation in the fueling adapter. This proposed AD would require inspecting the electrical wires attached to the airplane connector located behind the fuel scupper for damage, and all applicable related investigative and corrective actions. The FAA is proposing 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: 2024-05394
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-21
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-500-1A10 and BD- 500-1A11 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by multiple occurrences of pilot and co-pilot seats locking in a fore-aft position due to the seat fore-aft adjustment mechanism disconnecting, caused by a broken cotter pin in the seat base egress linkage. This proposed AD would require modifying the pilot and co-pilot seats by replacing the hardware of the seat base egress linkage, as specified in a Transport Canada AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference (IBR). The FAA is proposing 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: 2024-05393
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-21
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-500-1A10 and BD- 500-1A11 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by production flight test findings of several oxygen masks disconnected from their accompanying portable oxygen bottles. This proposed AD would require inspecting the portable oxygen bottles and reconnecting the masks to the accompanying portable oxygen bottles if not connected, as specified in a Transport Canada AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference (IBR). The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: Safran Electric & Power S.A. Model ENGINe US100A1 Electric Engines
Document Number: 2024-05101
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Safran Electric & Power S.A. (Safran) Model ENGINeTM US100A1 electric engines that operate using electrical technology installed on the aircraft for use as an aircraft engine. These engines have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards applicable to aircraft engines. The design feature is the use of an electric motor, motor controller, and high-voltage systems as the primary source of propulsion for an aircraft. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Inspection Programs for Single-Engine Turbine-Powered Airplanes and Unmanned Aircraft; and Miscellaneous Maintenance-Related Updates; Correction
Document Number: 2024-05825
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an NPRM published on January 31, 2024. In that document, the FAA proposed to amend its regulations to revise certain aircraft maintenance inspection rules for small, corporate- sized, and unmanned aircraft. This document corrects errors in the preamble of that document.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: General Operating and Flight Rules
Document Number: 2024-05806
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the FAA invites public comments about our intention to request Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The reporting and recordkeeping requirements of this collection are related to FAA rules governing the operation of aircraft (other than moored balloons, kites, rockets, unmanned free balloons, and small unmanned aircraft) within the United States. These reporting and recordkeeping requirements are necessary for the FAA to assure compliance with these provisions.
Notice of Availability for Proposed Voluntary Agreement at Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Document Number: 2024-05879
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA, in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS), has initiated development of a voluntary agreement pursuant to the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000 (the Act) and its implementing regulations. The Act allows the FAA and NPS to enter into voluntary agreements with commercial air tour operators. A voluntary agreement manages commercial air tour operations over a national park by establishing conditions for the conduct of the commercial air tour operations. Implementation of a voluntary agreement helps protect park resources and the visitor experience without compromising aviation safety or the air traffic control system. This notice announces the public availability of the proposed voluntary agreement for Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Green River Municipal Airport, Green River, UT
Document Number: 2024-05705
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Green River Municipal Airport, Green River, UT, in support of the airport's transition from visual flight rules (VFR) to instrument flight rules (IFR) operations.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Antone Ranch Airport, Mitchell, OR (64OG)
Document Number: 2024-05669
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Antone Ranch Airport, Mitchell, OR, in support of the airport's transition from visual flight rules (VFR) to instrument flight rules (IFR) operations.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Canada Limited Partnership (Type Certificate Previously Held by C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP); Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-05498
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Canada Limited Partnership Model BD-500-1A10 and BD-500- 1A11 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of possible chafing of a power harness at fuselage frame (FR) 65. This AD requires rerouting the power harness, as specified in a Transport Canada 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: 2024-05497
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777-200, 777-200LR, 777-300, 777- 300ER, and 777F series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of wing anti-ice (WAI) valve failure that can result in undetected structural damage to leading edge (LE) slat assemblies, and separately a failure of the autothrottle (A/T) to disconnect after the pilot manually advanced the throttle levers, which caused a low-speed condition during a go-around. This AD was also prompted by a determination that insufficient low-speed protection exists in the 777 fleet and a determination that the flightcrew may not recognize and properly respond to a multi-channel unreliable airspeed event. This AD requires installing certain new software and doing a software configuration check. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Ebensburg, PA
Document Number: 2024-05423
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a typographic error in the final rule published in the Federal Register on March 7, 2024, amending the Class E airspace at Ebensburg, PA.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; The Boeing Company
Document Number: 2024-05740
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-19
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.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Reidsville, NC
Document Number: 2024-05755
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for Rockingham County NC Shiloh Airport, Reidsville, NC, 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.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Flying Joseph Ranch Airport, May, ID
Document Number: 2024-05749
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Flying Joseph Ranch Airport, May, ID, in support of the airport's transition from visual flight rules (VFR) to instrument flight rules (IFR) operations.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Lincoln Airport, Lincoln, MT
Document Number: 2024-05711
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth at Lincoln Airport, Lincoln, MT. This action would support the airport's operations transition from visual flight rules (VFR) to instrument flight rules (IFR).
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Valkaria, FL
Document Number: 2024-05709
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for Valkaria Airport, Valkaria, FL, 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; HAECO Cabin Solutions, LLC
Document Number: 2024-05721
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-18
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; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-05494
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-14- 09, which applied to certain Airbus SAS Model A318 series airplanes; Model 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. AD 2018-14-09 required repetitive inspections for cracking of the fastener holes in certain fuselage frames, and depending on airplane configuration, provides an optional terminating action to the repetitive inspections. This AD was prompted by reports of early cracking on the four holes of the crossbeam splicing at certain fuselage frames (FR). This AD continues to require the actions in AD 2018-14-09 at modified compliance times, requires further inspections, and provides optional terminating actions for certain airplanes; as specified in 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; Airbus Canada Limited Partnership (Type Certificate Previously Held by C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP); Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-05493
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Canada Limited Partnership Model BD-500-1A10 and BD-500- 1A11 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of mechanical wear damage on the motive flow fuel-feed tubes that were secured by bonding clamps and clamp blocks inside the collector tank. This AD requires repetitive operational checks of the gravity cross flow shut-off valve and, for certain airplanes, a one-time inspection of the motive flow fuel-feed tubes at the clamp blocks location, and corrective action if necessary, as specified in a Transport Canada AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-05492
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires 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 is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2024-05539
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-18
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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2024-05538
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-18
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.
Notice of Availability of the Final Tiered Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for SpaceX Starship Indian Ocean Landings
Document Number: 2024-05648
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), Council on Environmental Quality NEPA- implementing regulations, and FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, the FAA is announcing the availability of the Final Tiered Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision for SpaceX Starship Indian Ocean Landings (Final Tiered EA and FONSI/ROD).
Special Conditions: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model GVIII-G700 and GVIII-G800 Series Airplanes; Flight Envelope Protection: Takeoff Stall Protection
Document Number: 2024-05661
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (Gulfstream) Model GVIII-G700 and GVIII-G800 series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. This design feature is an envelope protection function to protect the airplane from over- and rapid-rotation on takeoff. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Engines, and Various Restricted Category Rotorcraft
Document Number: 2024-05547
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain General Electric Company (GE) Model CT7-2E1, CT7-2F1, CT7-8A, CT7-8E, CT7-8F5 engines, and various restricted category helicopters with GE Model T700-GE-700,-701A, -701C, -701D/CC, -701D, -401, -401C, CT7-2D or CT7-2D1 engines installed. This AD was prompted by at least four reports of failures of the torque reference tube magnetic insert braze joint of the power turbine drive shaft assembly within the last several months. This AD requires a phase array ultrasonic inspection of the torque reference tube magnetic insert braze joint of the power turbine drive shaft assembly for inadequate braze coverage, and repair or replacement of the power turbine drive shaft assembly if necessary. The FAA previously sent an emergency AD to all known U.S. owners and operators of these engines and helicopters and is now issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal Airways V-233 and V-420; Gaylord, MI
Document Number: 2024-05544
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal Airways V-233 and V-420 in the vicinity of Gaylord, MI. The amendments are due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Gaylord, MI (GLR), VOR/ Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigational aid (NAVAID). The Gaylord VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Cincinnati, OH
Document Number: 2024-05425
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class D and Class E airspace at Cincinnati, OH. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review conducted as part of the decommissioning of the Cincinnati very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR) as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. This action would also update the name of the airport to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. This action will bring the airspace into compliance with FAA orders and support instrument flight rule (IFR) procedures and operations.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Covington, KY
Document Number: 2024-05424
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace at Covington, KY. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review conducted due to the decommissioning of the Cincinnati very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR) as part of the VOR Minimum Operating Network (MON) Program. The name and geographic coordinates of various airports would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. This action will bring the airspace into compliance with FAA orders to support instrument flight rule (IFR) operations.
Amendment of Class D Airspace; Fayetteville, NC
Document Number: 2024-05405
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes amending Class D airspace extending upward from the surface for Simmons Army Air Field, Fort Liberty, NC, updating the geographic coordinates, and amending verbiage in the description.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (AHD) Helicopters
Document Number: 2024-05475
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (AHD) Model EC135P1, EC135P2, EC135P2+, EC135P3, EC135T1, EC135T2, EC135T2+, EC135T3, MBB-BK 117 C-2, MBB-BK 117 D-2, and MBB-BK 117 D-3 helicopters. This AD was prompted by the determination that Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) screens obstruct the pilot's view. This AD requires removing certain part-numbered IFR screens, 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; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-05491
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires 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 is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.a. Helicopters
Document Number: 2024-05478
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Leonardo S.p.a. Model AB412 and AB412 EP helicopters. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks in the lateral mounts of the main transmission support case. This AD requires repetitive visual inspections and fluorescent penetrant inspections (FPI) and, depending on the results, corrective action, 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.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Klawock Airport, Klawock, AK
Document Number: 2024-05512
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface and removes the Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Klawock Airport, Klawock, AK. Additionally, this action updates the administrative portion of the airport's existing Class E airspace legal description. These modifications support the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-05499
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is 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 a report of incorrect marking and assembly of the two-way valves for the left- and right-hand engine fire extinguishing systems. This AD requires accomplishing a functional check of an affected part; replacing an affected part if necessary; reporting the functional check results; and prohibiting the installation of affected parts; 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.
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