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Airworthiness Directives; Austro Engine GmbH Engines
Document Number: 2020-05292
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Austro Engine GmbH model E4 and E4P diesel piston engines. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of considerable wear of the timing chain and failure of fuel injectors on these engines. This proposed AD would require replacement of the timing chain and fuel injectors on the affected Austro Engine GmbH model E4 and E4P diesel piston engines. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Ed Wischmeyer.
Document Number: 2020-05856
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-19
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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Pitman Air LLC
Document Number: 2020-05537
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-17
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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Kenneth Thomas
Document Number: 2020-05532
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-17
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; Daher Aircraft Design, LLC (Type Certificate Previously Held by Quest Aircraft Design, LLC) Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-05368
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Daher Aircraft Design, LLC (type certificate previously held by Quest Aircraft Design, LLC (Quest)) Model KODIAK 100 airplanes. This AD requires revising the pilot's operating handbook and FAA approved airplane flight manual (POH/AFM) or supplement 5 to the POH/AFM. This AD was prompted by incorrect low weight landing distances in the performance section of the POH/AFM and supplement 5 to the POH/AFM. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-05362
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-15- 01, which applied to certain The Boeing Company Model 777 airplanes. AD 2017-15-01 required replacing the existing mode control panel (MCP) with a new MCP having a different part number. This AD retains the requirements of AD 2017-15-01, expands the applicability to include certain other airplanes, and adds a new requirement for certain airplanes to identify and replace the affected parts. This AD was prompted by a determination that the affected parts may be installed on airplanes outside of the original applicability of AD 2017-15-01. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines LLC Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2020-05330
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-11-08 for all International Aero Engines, LLC (IAE) PW1133G-JM, PW1133GA-JM, PW1130G-JM, PW1129G-JM, PW1127G-JM, PW1127GA-JM, PW1127G1-JM, PW1124G- JM, PW1124G1-JM, and PW1122G-JM model turbofan engines. AD 2019-11-08 required the removal of the main gearbox (MGB) assembly and electronic engine control (EEC) software and the installation of a part and software version eligible for installation for engines that operate on extended operations (ETOPS) flights. This AD retains the requirements of AD 2019-11-08 and requires replacement of the MGB assembly and EEC software on engines that do not operate on ETOPS flights. This AD was prompted by multiple reports of in-flight engine shutdowns as the result of high-cycle fatigue causing fracture of certain parts of the MGB assembly. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Austro Engine GmbH Engines
Document Number: 2020-05290
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-18-02, which applies to certain Austro Engine GmbH model E4 engines and to all Austro Engine E4P engines. AD 2018-18-02 requires replacement of the timing chain and amending certain airplane flight manuals (AFMs) to limit the use of windmill restarts only as an emergency procedure. Since the FAA issued AD 2018-18-02, Austro Engine GmbH revised the applicable Airworthiness Limitation Section (ALS) including the limitation required by AD 2018-18-02 for the timing chain subjected to a windmill restart. This proposed AD would require amendment of certain existing AFMs to limit the use of windmill restarts and remove the timing chain replacement requirement that exists in AD 2018-18-02. The timing chain replacement requirement in accordance with new life limits defined in the revised ALS will be proposed in a new and separate AD. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Orders Limiting Operations at John F. Kennedy International Airport and New York LaGuardia Airport; High Density Traffic Airports Rule at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Document Number: 2020-05278
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a limited waiver of the minimum usage requirement that applies to Operating Authorizations or ``slots'' at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), in light of the current impacts on air travel demand related to the outbreak of novel 2019 coronavirus (also known as ``SARS-CoV-2,'' causing the disease COVID-19) (``Coronavirus''). Through May 31, 2020, the FAA will waive the minimum usage requirement as to any slot associated with a scheduled nonstop flight between JFK, LGA, or DCA, respectively, and other points that is canceled as a direct result of Coronavirus-related impacts. This action is effective for Coronavirus-related flight cancelations through May 31, 2020. The duration of the Coronavirus outbreak and its effect on demand for commercial air travel remains to be seen. The FAA will continue to monitor the situation and may augment this waiver as circumstances warrant. The FAA will inform carriers of any decision to extend the waiver period as soon as possible. In addition, this notice announces the policy that the FAA will prioritize flights canceled at designated International Air Transport Association (IATA) Level 2 airports in the U.S. due to Coronavirus through May 31, 2020, including at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and San Francisco International Airport (SFO), for purposes of establishing a carrier's operational baseline in the next corresponding season. The FAA is acting in good faith in granting relief to carriers worldwide impacted by the Coronavirus. In doing so, the FAA expects that U.S. carriers will be accommodated with reciprocal relief by foreign slot coordinators.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-05264
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of incorrectly engaged lock washer tabs of the main landing gear (MLG) forward pintle bearing (FPB) at the forward face of the trunnion block. This AD requires detailed inspections of the left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) side MLG FPB nuts and lock washer tabs, and depending on findings, accomplishment of repetitive detailed inspections or 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; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-05255
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A320-214, -232, and -271N airplanes, and Model A321-231 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of a production line inspection finding of damage on a main landing gear (MLG) side stay attachment outboard lug. This AD requires an inspection for discrepancies of the MLG side stay attachment outboard lugs, left-hand and right-hand sides, and applicable 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Canada Limited Partnership (Type Certificate Previously Held by C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP); Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-05254
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-16
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 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 AD requires installation of Integrated Air Systems Controller (IASC) software version 5.0. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.A. Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-05246
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Leonardo S.p.A. Model AW169 helicopters. This proposed AD would require modifying the weight on wheels (WoW) support installation on the main landing gear (MLG). This proposed AD is prompted by a report that an inappropriately tightened WoW support could result in a rotation of the support and improper WoW switch performance. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to correct an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-05244
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (Bell Canada) Model 429 helicopters. This AD requires inspecting a certain part-numbered curvic coupling for proper engagement and depending on the inspection results, inspecting for play, inspecting the curvic coupling teeth, inspecting the flapping bearing teeth, replacing parts, performing a rigging check, and reporting information. This AD was prompted by a report of disengaged teeth of a curvic coupling due to improper installation. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Class D Airspace and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Bogue, NC
Document Number: 2020-05214
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D airspace by updating the geographic coordinates, and remove Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Bogue Field Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field, (MCALF), Bogue, NC, at the request of the US Marine Corps. Class E airspace is no longer required, as there are no instrument approaches into Bogue Field MCALF. This action would also replace the outdated term Airport/Facility Directory with term Chart Supplement in the legal description of associated Class D airspace. This action would enhance the safety and management of controlled airspace within the National Airspace System.
Special Conditions: The Boeing Company Model 777-9 Series; Overhead Flight Attendant Rest Compartment
Document Number: C1-2020-03475
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-05242
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model GVII-G500 and GVII-G600 airplanes. This AD requires revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) for your airplane to incorporate revised limitations and procedures. This AD was prompted by a report of a landing incident where the alpha limiter engaged in the landing flare in unstable air while on the approach, resulting in a high rate of descent landing and damage to the airplane. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Safety Oversight and Certification Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-05206
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the SOCAC.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Collection Approval of Information Collection: Safe Disposition of Life Limited Aircraft Parts
Document Number: 2020-05179
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-13
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 this information collection. The collection involves maintaining and recording ``the current 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a New Approval of Information Collection: Limited Recreational Unmanned Aircraft Operation Applications
Document Number: 2020-05133
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-13
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 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a new information collection. The collection involves information related to recreational flying under the Exception for Limited Recreational Operations of Unmanned Aircraft. The information collected will be used to recognize Community Based Organizations (CBOs), administer an aeronautical knowledge and safety test, establish fixed flying sites, approve standards and limitations for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) weighing more than 55 pounds, and designate FAA Recognized Identification Areas (FRIAs).
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-05123
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-200 Freighter, A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that elevator skin panels were found disbonded as a result of water ingress. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections of skin panels on both elevators, 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.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on a Proposed Change of Airport Property Land Use From Aeronautical to Non-Aeronautical Use at Ardmore Municipal Airport, Ardmore, OK
Document Number: 2020-05122
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a request from Ardmore Development Authority to change approximately 5 acres, located at 615 Grumman Street, in the Southwest quadrant of the airport from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the conversion of the airport property.
Airworthiness Directives; Robinson Helicopter Company Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-05024
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting 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 AD was prompted by a report of an in-flight failure of the spray system elbow pump fitting (pump fitting). This AD requires 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 issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Wiggins, MS
Document Number: 2020-05021
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Dean Griffin Memorial Airport, Wiggins, MS. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new standard instrument approach procedures developed at Dean Griffin Memorial Airport, for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-04998
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-941 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports indicating premature aging of certain chemical oxygen generators. This AD requires repetitively removing the affected chemical oxygen generators and replacing them with serviceable 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.
Airworthiness Directives; CFM International, S.A., Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2020-04997
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all CFM International S.A. (CFM) LEAP-1B21, -1B23, -1B25, -1B27, -1B28, - 1B28B1, -1B28B2, -1B28B2C, -1B28B3, -1B28BBJ1, and -1B28BBJ2 model turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by reports of two new unsafe conditions and the need to supersede corrective actions for two previously addressed unsafe conditions. This AD supersedes AD 2018-25- 09 and AD 2019-12-01, which apply to the affected LEAP-1B model turbofan engines. This AD requires revising the Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) of the applicable CFM LEAP-1B Engine Shop Manual and the operator's approved continuous airworthiness maintenance program. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe conditions on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-03271
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2010-23-04, which applies to all De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. AD 2010-23-04 requires repetitive detailed inspections of the nacelle attachment fittings for cracks, a conductivity inspection of the nacelle attachment fittings, and replacement if necessary. Since AD 2010-23-04 was issued, the FAA has determined that it is necessary to do a replacement with new nacelle attachment fittings. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2010-23-04, remove a certain inspection requirement for certain airplanes, and add a new requirement to replace the rear spar fitting and nacelle attaching structure with a new nacelle attachment fitting. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-04999
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of an incorrect version of EASy ``Top-Level System'' operational software installed in the avionics system due to use of an improper CD-ROM. This AD requires ensuring that the correct versions of the operational software and CD-ROM are installed, and doing corrective action 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; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-04973
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Helicopters Model EC130B4 and EC130T2 helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that a changed manufacturing process for the tail rotor blades (TRB) was implemented, affecting the structural characteristics of the blades and generating a new part number for these blades. This proposed AD would require re-identifying each affected TRB having a certain part number and serial number and establishing a life limit for the new part numbers. This AD also prohibits installation of any affected TRB identified with the old part number on any helicopter. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-04972
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Helicopters Model EC120B helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that a changed manufacturing process for the tail rotor blades (TRB) was implemented, affecting the structural characteristics of the blades and generating a new part number for these blades. This proposed AD would require re-identifying each affected TRB having a certain part number and serial number and establishing a life limit for the new part numbers. This AD also prohibits installation of any affected TRB identified with the old part number on any helicopter. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (Type Certificate Previously Held by Rolls-Royce plc) Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2020-04808
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd. & Co KG (RRD) Trent 1000-AE3, Trent 1000- CE3, Trent 1000-D3, Trent 1000-G3, Trent 1000-H3, Trent 1000-J3, Trent 1000-K3, Trent 1000-L3, Trent 1000-M3, Trent 1000-N3, Trent 1000-P3, Trent 1000-Q3, and Trent 1000-R3 model turbofan engines. This AD requires initial and repetitive borescope inspections (BSI) of the high-pressure turbine (HPT) blades. This AD also requires replacement of HPT blades with parts eligible for installation when the HPT blades fail inspection or reach the new life limit. This AD was prompted by the manufacturer identifying that the HPT blades may fail prematurely. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Establishment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes; Northeastern United States
Document Number: 2020-04770
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes two new low altitude RNAV routes, designated T-356, and T-358, in the northeastern United States. The new routes enhance the efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS) by expanding the availability of RNAV routing and supporting the transition of the NAS from ground-based to satellite-based navigation. Originally, this docket action also proposed to establish routes T-303, T-307, T-320, T-324, and T-335. However, subsequent to the NPRM, the FAA determined that those routes require further development, so they will be addressed in separate docket actions at a later date.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airway V-18 in the Vicinity of Talladega, AL
Document Number: 2020-04421
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-18, in the vicinity of Talladega, AL. This action is necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the Talladega, AL, VOR/DME navigation aid which provides navigation guidance for segments of the route. Additionally, this action removes the compulsory reporting point requirement for the HEFIN, AL, navigation fix.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-04729
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directives (ADs) 2012-22- 05 and 2018-19-03, which applied to certain Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. AD 2012-22-05 required inspecting for cracks of the pistons on the main landing gear (MLG), and replacing the affected pistons if necessary. AD 2012-22-05 also required modifying the MLG, and revising the airplane maintenance program. AD 2018-19-03 required an inspection of the MLG, and replacement if necessary. This AD retains the requirements of AD 2012-22-05, expands the applicability, and requires a new modification or replacement of the MLG; as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. This AD was prompted by a determination that the required heat treatment may not have been applied to certain MLG pistons. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-04728
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-400 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of a certain modification that causes interference with inspections that are intended to detect fatigue cracks. This AD requires repetitive low frequency eddy current (LFEC) inspections of a certain fuselage upper skin lap splice for cracks, repetitive high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections of a certain fuselage upper skin lap splice for cracks, and applicable on-condition actions. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-04725
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-200 series airplanes, Model A330-200 Freighter series airplanes, and Model A330-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that certain inspection procedures specified an incorrect inspection area. This proposed AD would require repetitive detailed inspections of a certain stringer location, and applicable corrective actions 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-04724
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-25-16, which applies to all Airbus SAS Model A330-200 Freighter, A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, A340-300, A340-500, and A340-600 series airplanes. AD 2017-25-16 requires repetitive inspections of certain fuel pumps for cavitation erosion, corrective action if necessary, and revision of the minimum equipment list (MEL). Since the FAA issued AD 2017-25-16, the FAA has determined that the inspection area must be expanded, and Model A330-941 airplanes are also subject to the unsafe condition. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2017- 25-16, expand the inspection area, add certain maintenance actions, and expand the applicability, 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: 2020-04660
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-03-06, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. AD 2019-03-06 requires installing lanyard assemblies to the passenger service units (PSUs) and, for certain airplanes, on the life vest panels. Since AD 2019-03-06 was issued, the FAA has determined that additional actions are necessary for five airplanes. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2019-03-06 and require installation of lanyard assemblies to the life vest panels on those five airplanes. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-11 and V-275 in the Vicinity of Bryan, OH, and Defiance, OH, Respectively
Document Number: 2020-04658
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-11 by redefining the EDGEE fix in the vicinity of Bryan, OH, and V-275 by redefining the KLOEE fix in the vicinity of Defiancé, OH. These modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Waterville, OH (VWV), VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) routes. The Waterville VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Revocation of VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal Airway V-61 and Amendment of Area Navigation Route T-286 Due to the Decommissioning of the Robinson, KS, VOR
Document Number: 2020-04657
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-61 in its entirety and extends area navigation (RNAV) route T- 286 in its place. The FAA is taking this action due to the planned decommissioning of the Robinson, KS (RBA), VOR portion of the Robinson VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID). The Robinson VOR is being decommissioned in support of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Notice of Intent of Waiver With Respect to Land; Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport, Indianapolis, Indiana
Document Number: 2020-04653
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 210.253 acres of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use of airport property located at Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport, Indianapolis, Indiana. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use. The land is made up of four parcels. South ParcelEast, 38.606 acres, and South ParcelWest, 25.126 acres, are located south of the airport along 96th Street. Center Parcel, 99.096 acres, is located east of the airport along Hague Road and North Parcel, 47.425 acres, is located north of the airport along 106th Street. This is all vacant land with no aeronautical use. The Sponsor is proposing the land be made available for future commercial non-aeronautical use.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Commercial Aviation Safety Team Safety Enhancement Questionnaires
Document Number: 2020-04627
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-06
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 collection involves the collection of data for the Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST) to demonstrate voluntary participation with safety enhancements (SE). The CAST SEs are recommended best practices and implementation of the SEs is voluntary. It is vital for CAST to know the level of implantation of the SEs in order to determine the level of risk reduction in commercial aviation. To support this assessment CAST decided to gather information regarding the extent to which these SEs have been implemented by air carriers so it can determine if further action is required. To facilitate this data collection for CAST, the FAA has developed an information collection (questionnaire) for key SEs that air carriers and operators are asked to complete using the FAA's existing web-based system, Web-based Operations Safety System (WebOPSS). Completion of the questionnaires is voluntary, and is requested of all current, now 61, part 121 certificate holders that the FAA oversees.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-56, and V-209 in the Vicinity of Kewanee, MS
Document Number: 2020-04422
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-56 and V-209, in the vicinity of Kewanee, MS. This action is necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the Kewanee, MS, VORTAC navigation aid, which provides navigation guidance for segments of the routes.
Amendment of Area Navigation Routes Q-75 and Q-475, Northeast Corridor Atlantic Coast Routes; Northeastern United States
Document Number: 2020-04420
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies high altitude area navigation (RNAV) routes Q-75, and Q-475 in the northeastern United States. This action supports the Northeast Corridor Atlantic Coast Route (NEC ACR) Project. The modified routes were developed to improve the efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS), expand the availability of area navigation (RNAV) routing, and reduce dependency of the NAS on ground- based navigational systems.
Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Route V-165; Western United States
Document Number: 2020-04419
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends one domestic Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-165 in the western United States. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of Clovis, CA, VOR portion of the VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected ATS route. The Clovis, CA, VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airway V-159 in the Vicinity of Hamilton, AL
Document Number: 2020-04418
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-159 due to the planned decommissioning of the Hamilton, AL, VORTAC navigation aid which provides navigation guidance segments of the route. The Hamilton VORTAC is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Proposed Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Route V-187; Western United States
Document Number: 2020-04417
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend one domestic Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-187 in the western United States. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of McChord, WA, VOR portion of the VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected ATS route. The McChord, WA, VOR is being decommissioned due to ongoing maintenance problems.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2020-04416
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum enroute authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Dillon, MT
Document Number: 2020-04409
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace area, designated as a surface area, by reducing the radius of the airspace and adding an extension to the northeast of the Dillon Airport, Dillon, MT. Also, this action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, by reducing the circular radius of the airport and adding extensions to the southwest and north of the airport. Additionally, this action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface, by significantly reducing the dimensions of the area and sizing it to properly contain IFR arrivals and departures. Further, this action proposes an administrative correction to the airport's legal descriptions. This action would ensure the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.