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Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Safe Disposition of Life-Limited Aircraft Parts
Document Number: 2024-05454
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The collection involves maintaining and recording ``the status of life-limited parts of each airframe, engine, propeller, rotor, and appliance. The information to be collected is necessary for maintaining and recording that the part is airworthy.
Disclosure of Safety Critical Information; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2024-05400
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action extends the comment period for the NPRM titled ``Disclosure of Safety Critical Information'' that was published on January 25, 2024. In that document, the FAA proposed the implementation of certain mandates in the Aircraft Certification, Safety, and Accountability Act of 2020 by requiring applicants for, and holders of, new and amended transport category airplane type certificates to submit, and subsequently continue to disclose, certain safety critical information to the FAA. The FAA also proposed a requirement for all applicants for type certificates, including new, amended, and supplemental type certificates, to submit a proposed certification plan to the FAA. The FAA is extending the comment period closing date, on request, to allow commenters additional time to analyze the proposed rule and prepare a response.
Policy on Requiring Disclosure of Payload Contents
Document Number: 2024-05384
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA announces a clarification of the FAA's Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) policy regarding the review of payloads to be launched or reentered under an FAA license. Given the increasing complexity of payloads on the growing volume of FAA-licensed launches or reentries, the FAA is updating its payload review policy to require applicants for a payload review to disclose the contents and composition of all payloads, including those of all hosted payloads.
Notice of Intent of Waiver With Respect to Land; Grand Rapids/Itasca County Airport, Grand Rapids, MN
Document Number: 2024-05248
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 4.31 acres of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the sale of airport property located at Grand Rapids/Itasca County Airport, Grand Rapids, MN. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use. The subject property is a wooded area located outside of the airport perimeter fence on the west side of Runway 16/ 34. The proposed use of the property is to be sold to a private company for industrial use development.
Airworthiness Directives; GE Aviation Czech s.r.o. (Type Certificate Previously Held by WALTER Engines a.s., Walter a.s., and MOTORLET a.s.) Engines
Document Number: 2024-05247
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2022-13-16 for all GE Aviation Czech s.r.o. (GEAC) (type certificate previously held by WALTER Engines a.s., Walter a.s., and MOTORLET a.s.) Model M601D-11 engines; and AD 2022-14-12, for certain GEAC Model M601D-11, M601E-11, M601E-11A, M601E-11AS, M601E-11S, and M601F engines. AD 2022- 13-16 required revising the airworthiness limitations section (ALS) of the existing engine maintenance manual (EMM) to incorporate a visual inspection of the centrifugal compressor case for cracks. AD 2022-14-12 required replacing the propeller shaft for Model M601F engines. AD 2022-14-12 also required calculating the accumulated life of the propeller shaft and replacing the propeller shaft, if necessary, for model M601D-11, M601E-11, M601E-11A, M601E-11AS, and M601E-11S engines. Since the FAA issued AD 2022-13-16 and AD 2022-14-12, the manufacturer revised the ALS of the existing EMM to introduce new and more restrictive tasks and limitations, expand the applicability to all Model M601 engines, and incorporate certain requirements addressed by AD 2021-13-07 and AD 2023-01-10, which prompted this AD. This AD requires revising the ALS of the existing EMM and the operator's existing approved engine maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new and more restrictive tasks and 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; Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. Engines
Document Number: 2024-05238
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) Model PT6A-64, PT6A-66, PT6A-66A, PT6A-66B, PT6A-66D, PT6A-67, PT6A-67A, PT6A-67AF, PT6A-67AG, PT6A-67B, PT6A-67D, PT6A-67F, PT6A-67P, PT6A-67R, PT6A-67RM, PT6A-67T, PT6A-68, PT6A-68D, PT6E-67XP, and PT6E-66XT engines. The FAA previously sent this AD as an emergency AD to all known U.S. owners and operators of these engines. This AD was prompted by reports of second-stage power turbine (PT2) blade failures. This AD requires removal of affected PT2 blades prior to the next flight and prohibits installation of affected PT2 blades, as specified in a Transport Canada Emergency AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model GVIII-G700 and GVIII-G800 Series Airplanes; Dynamic Test Requirements for Single- and Multiple-Occupant Side-Facing Seats With or Without Airbag Systems
Document Number: 2024-05226
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-13
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 side-facing seats oriented in the aircraft with the occupant facing 90 degrees to the direction of aircraft travel. 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.
Amendment of Jet Route J-183, United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes Q-4 and T-254, and Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal Airways V-76, V-161, V-565, and V-568; Establishment of RNAV Route T-499; and Revocation of VOR Federal Airway V-558 in the Vicinity of Llano, TX
Document Number: 2024-05180
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Jet Route J-183, United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes Q-4 and T-254, and Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal Airways V-76, V-161, V-565, and V- 568; establish RNAV Route T-499; and revoke VOR Federal Airway V-558. The FAA is proposing this action due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Llano, TX (LLO), VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigational aid (NAVAID). The Llano VOR is being decommissioned in support of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Canada Limited Partnership (Type Certificate Previously Held by C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP); Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-05193
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Canada Limited Partnership Model BD-500-1A11 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a manufacturing issue with an electrical connector that may prevent the connector from self-locking. This AD requires removing the affected connector, installing a new connector, and testing the emergency power supply units (EPSUs), 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; Deutsche Aircraft GmbH (Type Certificate Previously Held by 328 Support Services GmbH; AvCraft Aerospace GmbH; Fairchild Dornier GmbH; Dornier Luftahrt GmbH) Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-05192
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Deutsche Aircraft GmbH Model 328-100 and 328-300 airplanes. This AD was prompted by operator reports of worn and ruptured bonding straps inside the feeder wing tanks and in both outer and inner wing tanks. This AD requires a one-time detailed inspection of each affected part, and applicable 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; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-05191
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2021-20- 13, which applied to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B16 (604 Variant) airplanes. AD 2021-20-13 required repetitive lubrication and repetitive detailed visual inspections (DVI) and non-destructive test (NDT) inspections of the main landing gear (MLG) shock strut lower pins, and replacement if necessary. This AD continues to require the lubrication and inspections specified in AD 2021-20-13 until the MLG shock strut assembly is modified by replacing the trailing arm bushing and installing new dynamic joint components. This AD was prompted by a new design solution for this potential failure of the shock strut lower pin. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-05190
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of corrosion on lavatory floor fittings at various locations. This AD requires repetitive general visual inspections of the affected parts, applicable corrective actions, and reporting of the inspection results, 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.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Clarksburg, WV
Document Number: 2024-05077
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class D and Class E airspace and revokes Class E airspace at Clarksburg, WV. This action is the result of a biennial airspace review. This action brings the airspace into compliance with FAA orders to support instrument flight rule (IFR) operations.
Special Conditions: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model GVIII-G700 and GVIII-G800 Airplanes; Flight Envelope Protection: High-Incidence Protection System (Non-Icing and Icing Conditions)
Document Number: 2024-05043
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-11
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 a high-incidence protection system that limits the angle of attack at which the airplane can be flown during normal low speed operation. 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; American Drone LLC
Document Number: 2024-05026
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-11
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 nor omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Wittman Regional Airport
Document Number: 2024-05025
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-11
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 nor omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-04956
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-8, 737-9, and 737-8200 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of a non- conforming installation of spoiler wire bundles that led to unintended spoiler motion, including one instance of spoiler hardover. Further investigation identified the potential for a hardover of more than one flight spoiler on the same wing, which can exceed full lateral control capability leading to loss of control of the airplane. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection of the clearance between the spoiler control wire bundles and the adjacent structure, and applicable on-condition 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: 2024-04955
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2021-09-03, which applies to certain Airbus Canada Limited Partnership Model BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 airplanes. AD 2021-09-03 requires repetitive replacements of the emergency locator transmitter (ELT) antenna and repetitive inspections of the exterior fuselage skin around the ELT antenna attachment area. Since the FAA issued AD 2021-09-03, it has been reported that there was an in-service failure of an ELT antenna that occurred before the repetitive replacement interval required by AD 2021-09-03, and that a terminating action was developed. This proposed AD would continue to require the actions in AD 2021-09-03 and would require replacement of the ELT antenna with a new ELT antenna, inspection of the exterior fuselage skin around the ELT antenna attachment holes, and repair if necessary, 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 Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (AHD) Helicopters
Document Number: 2024-04953
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2021-11-17 and AD 2021-11-22, which apply to all Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (AHD) Model EC135P1, EC135P2, EC135P2+, EC135P3, EC135T1, EC135T2, EC135T2+, and EC135T3 helicopters. AD 2021-11-17 requires a one-time visual inspection of certain part-numbered main rotor actuators (MRAs). AD 2021-11-22 requires revising the life limits of certain parts and removing each part that has reached its life limit. Since the FAA issued those ADs, it was determined that repetitive inspections of the MRAs are necessary, new and more restrictive tasks and limitations have been issued, and that it is necessary to expand the applicability. This proposed AD would continue to require the actions required by AD 2021-11-17 and AD 2021-11-22, except this proposed AD would require changing the one-time MRA inspection to a repetitive inspection and incorporating other new and more restrictive tasks and limitations by revising the airworthiness limitations section (ALS) of the existing helicopter maintenance manual or instructions for continued airworthiness and the existing approved maintenance or inspection program, as applicable. This proposed AD would also expand the applicability by adding Model EC635T2+ helicopters. These actions are specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
Document Number: 2024-05024
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-11
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 nor omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Amendment of Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range Federal Airway V-4 in the Vicinity of Burley, ID
Document Number: 2024-04758
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action withdraws the final rule published in the Federal Register on January 11, 2024, amending Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal Airway V-4 in the vicinity of Burley, ID. Unanticipated issues affecting the completion of this action have made this withdrawal action necessary.
Airworthiness Directives; Embraer S.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-04570
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Embraer S.A. Model EMB-545 and EMB-550 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by occurrences of premature cracks in the outer layer of certain flight deck side windows caused by interference due to manufacturing tolerances. This proposed AD would require initial and repetitive inspections of the flight deck side windows and applicable corrective actions, and would prohibit the installation of affected flight deck side windows, as specified in an Ag[ecirc]ncia Nacional de Avia[ccedil][atilde]o Civil (ANAC) AD. 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: 2024-04569
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Canada Limited Partnership Model BD-500-1A10 and BD-500- 1A11 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of multiple in-service failures of engine feed check valves, which have resulted in fuel imbalance conditions in flight. This proposed AD would require repetitive replacement of the left- and right-side engine feed check valves with new engine feed check valves, 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: BETA Technologies Inc. Model H500A Electric Engines
Document Number: 2024-04800
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for BETA Technologies Inc. (BETA) Model H500A 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.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Ebensburg, PA
Document Number: 2024-04826
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace at Ebensburg, PA. This action is the result of an airspace review conducted as part of the decommissioning of the Revloc very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR) as part of the VOR Minimum Operating Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of the airport are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. This action brings the airspace into compliance with FAA orders to support instrument flight rule (IFR) operations.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Anderson, IN
Document Number: 2024-04825
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class D and Class E airspace at Anderson, IN. This action is the result of an airspace review conducted as part of the decommissioning of the Muncie very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR) as part of the VOR Minimum Operating Network (MON) Program. The name of the airport is also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. This action brings the airspace into compliance with FAA orders to support instrument flight rule (IFR) operations.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Mankato, MN
Document Number: 2024-04824
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace at Mankato, MN. This action is the result of an airspace review conducted as part of the decommissioning of the Mankato very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR) as part of the VOR Minimum Operating Network (MON) Program. The name of an airport is also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. This action brings the airspace into compliance with FAA orders to support instrument flight rule (IFR) operations.
Notice of Intent To Designate as Abandoned North American Flying Service Supplemental Type Certificate No. SA1-150
Document Number: 2024-04816
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the FAA's intent to designate North American Flying Service Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) No. SA1-150 as abandoned and make the related engineering data available upon request. The FAA has received a request to provide engineering data concerning this STC. The FAA has been unsuccessful in contacting North American Flying Service concerning the STC. This action is intended to enhance aviation safety.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Competition Plans, Passenger Facility Charges
Document Number: 2024-04681
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-06
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 June 23, 2023 under docket number FAA-2020-0385. The collection involves information on the availability of airport gates and related facilities, leasing and sub-leasing arrangements, gate-use requirements, gate-assignment policy, financial constraints, airport controls over air- and ground-side capacity, and whether the airport intends to build or acquire gates that would be used as common facilities. The information to be collected is necessary because it is required by statute that a covered airport submits a written competition plan to the Secretary/Administrator in order to receive approval to impose a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) or to receive a grant under the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) or Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).
Notice of Meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group
Document Number: 2024-04672
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-06
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.
NextGen Advisory Committee; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2024-04651
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces three meetings of the NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC).
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-04563
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2022-02-10, which applies to certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X, FALCON 900EX, and FALCON 2000EX airplanes. AD 2022-02-10 requires replacement of certain titanium screws. Since the FAA issued AD 2022- 02-10, affected parts have been found in other areas of certain Falcon 7X airplanes as well as in additional Falcon 7X airplanes. This proposed AD would continue to require the actions in AD 2022-02-10, add other locations for screw replacement, and revise 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; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-04556
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that a certain nondestructive test (NDT) procedure associated with a certain airworthiness limitation for inspecting the inboard, mid, and outboard flap metallic end ribs does not contain all of the necessary instructions. This AD requires a revision to the existing maintenance or inspection program to require using a revised NDT procedure when performing an airworthiness limitation task. This AD also prohibits the use of earlier revisions of that NDT procedure. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-78 and V-171; Darwin, MN
Document Number: 2024-04611
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal Airways V-78 and V-171 in the vicinity of Darwin, MN. The amendments are due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Darwin, MN (DWN), VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigational aid (NAVAID). The Darwin VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Amendment of Class B Airspace Description; Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, KY
Document Number: 2024-04610
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, KY, Class B airspace area description by making editorial changes to three sub-area shelf boundaries of the Class B airspace from using the Cincinnati, KY, Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) to a reference point. The reference point uses the same geographic coordinates as the Cincinnati VORTAC location listed in the existing description. Additionally, this action also removes the airport name from the airspace designation to comply with FAA regulatory guidance, updates the Airport Reference Point (ARP) geographic coordinates for the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to match the FAA National Airspace System Resource (NASR) database, and changes the Class B airspace center point from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to ``Point of Origin''. The point of origin uses the same geographic coordinates as the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport listed in the existing description. Finally, this action makes minor edits to the sub-area descriptions for clarity and readability. These changes are editorial only and do not alter the current boundaries, altitudes, ATC procedures, or operating requirements for the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Class B airspace.
Airworthiness Directives; Austro Engine GmbH Engines
Document Number: 2024-04579
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Austro Engine GmbH Model E4 and E4P engines. This AD was prompted by reports of engine failures and the determination that certain batches of cap screws, installed on the inner main bearing positions of the engine, were manufactured at the lower end of the material strength tolerance. This AD requires replacing certain cap screws with a part eligible for installation and prohibits installing certain cap screws on any inner main bearing position of any engine. This AD also prohibits installing certain engine cores on any engine unless certain requirements are met. The FAA is issuing 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: Protection of Voluntarily Submitted Information
Document Number: 2024-04576
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-05
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 June 23, 2023. The collection involves protection of voluntarily submitted information. Part 193 of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations provides that certain information submitted to the FAA on a voluntary basis is not to be disclosed. This part implements a statutory provision. The purpose of part 193 is to encourage the aviation community to voluntarily share information with the FAA so that the agency may work cooperatively with industry to identify modifications to rules, policies, and procedures needed to improve safety, security, and efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS). The information collection associated with part 193 also supports the Department of Transportation's Strategic Goal of Safety and Security.
Airworthiness Directives; MHI RJ Aviation ULC (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-04557
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all MHI RJ Aviation ULC (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.) Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702), CL-600- 2C11 (Regional Jet Series 550), CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900), and CL-600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) 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. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Modification of Class D Airspace & Establishment of Class E Airspace; Camp Pohakuloa, HI
Document Number: 2024-04476
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Class D airspace and establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Bradshaw Army Airfield, Camp Pohakuloa, HI. Additionally, this action updates the airport's Class D airspace legal description. These actions support the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) and visual flight rules (VFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes; Eastern United States
Document Number: 2024-04470
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes Q-33 and Q-66 in the eastern United States. The FAA is taking this action to support the Little Rock, AR (LIT), Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) Relocation Project and continued Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) efforts providing a modern RNAV route structure to improve the efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS).
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (AHD) Helicopters
Document Number: 2024-04589
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-04
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+, EC135T2, EC135T3, and EC635T2+ helicopters. This AD was prompted by a report of a separated tail rotor (T/R) blade due to a crack which was caused by intergranular corrosion. This AD requires repetitively inspecting certain part- numbered T/R blades for a crack and, depending on the results, removing any cracked T/R blade from service. This AD also prohibits installing certain T/R blades on any helicopter unless certain requirements are met. These actions are specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) emergency AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-03008
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations for certain brake accumulators are necessary. This proposed AD would require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. This proposed AD would also require determining the accumulated landings on the affected brake accumulators. The FAA is proposing 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: 2024-04364
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-04
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: 2024-04363
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-04
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.
Amendment of Restricted Areas R-2510A and R-2510B in the Vicinity of El Centro, CA
Document Number: 2024-04361
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the using agency for restricted areas R- 2510A and R-2510B in the vicinity of El Centro, CA from ``Commanding Officer, U.S. Navy Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility, San Diego, CA'' to ``U.S. Marine Corps, Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Yuma, AZ''. This action does not change any boundaries, altitudes, times of designation, or activities conducted within the restricted areas.
Amendment of Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal Airway V-9; Arkansas
Document Number: 2024-04331
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal Airway V-9 in Arkansas to support the Department of Defense's (DoD) request for connectivity between the Marvell, AR (UJM), VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) and the Farmington, MO (FAM), VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) creating a longer contiguous airway simplifying flight planning along this route segment.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Danville, IL
Document Number: 2024-04318
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace at Danville, IL. This action is the result of an airspace review conducted due to the decommissioning of the Danville very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR) as part of the VOR Minimum Operating Network (MON) Program. The name and geographic coordinates of the airport are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. This action brings the airspace into compliance with FAA orders to support instrument flight rule (IFR) operations.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Webster, SD
Document Number: 2024-04317
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Webster, SD. The FAA is proposing this action due to the development of new public instrument procedures at The Sigurd Anderson Airport, Webster, SD, and to support instrument flight rule (IFR) operations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Commercial Air Tour Operator Reports
Document Number: 2024-04315
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA published a document in the Federal Register of February 24, 2024, concerning request for comments on a request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The document contained an incorrect sentence.
Noise Exposure Maps; Martha's Vineyard Airport
Document Number: 2024-04334
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by Martha's Vineyard Airport Commission for Martha's Vineyard Airport under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act are in compliance with applicable requirements.
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