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Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of New Approval of Information Collection: Survey of Unmanned-Aircraft-Systems Operators
Document Number: 2020-20301
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-15
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 a new information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on May 12, 2020. The collection is a survey of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operator who are registered with the FAA under part 107 and section 349. The information to be collected will be used to prepare and plan for the integration of UAS into the national airspace system (NAS), as required by Section 376 under the FAA Reauthorizations Act of 2018.
Establishment of Class E Airspace, Torrington, WY
Document Number: 2020-20233
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Torrington Municipal Airport, Torrington, WY, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) procedures. This action ensures the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Bethel, AK
Document Number: 2020-20231
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Class D and Class E surface area at Bethel Airport, Bethel AK, by redefining the Hangar Lake exclusion area and eliminating the use of the VORTAC in the descriptions. This action removes Class E airspace as an extension to the Class D and Class E surface area and modifies the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at the Airport. After a biennial review of the airspace, the FAA found it necessary to amend the existing airspace for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at this airport. This action also updates the geographical coordinates and replaces the outdated term Airport/ Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Cordova, AK
Document Number: 2020-20229
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Class E surface area airspace and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet and 1,200 feet above the surface of the earth at Merle K (Mudhole) Smith Airport, Cordova, AK, eliminates references to the Glacier River Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) and updates the Airport's geographic coordinates to match the FAA's current aeronautical database. This action supports Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations under standard instrument approach and departure procedures in the National Airspace System.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.a. Helicopters (Type Certificate Previously Held by Agusta S.p.A.)
Document Number: 2020-20228
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-23-08 for Agusta S.p.A. (now Leonardo S.p.a.) Model AB139 and AW139 helicopters. AD 2017-23-08 requires repetitively inspecting the main rotor (M/R) rotating scissors, removing certain lower half scissor spherical bearings (bearings) from service, replacing the removed bearings with a new bearing, and installing a special nut. Since the FAA issued AD 2017-23-08, investigation results determined that a quality control issue may have affected the production of the affected bearings. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2017-23- 08 and require replacing each affected bearing with a certain part- numbered bearing. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab AB, Support and Services (Formerly Known as Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics) Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-20226
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Saab AB, Support and Services Model 340A (SAAB/SF340A) and SAAB 340B airplanes; and Model SAAB 2000 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports that certain nose landing gear (NLG) door attachment bolts are susceptible to hydrogen embrittlement. This proposed AD would require replacing certain NLG door attachment bolts with serviceable bolts, 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.
Proposed Modification of Class D and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Hayward, CA
Document Number: 2020-20223
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify the Class D airspace, establish Class E airspace extending upward from the surface, and establish Class E airspace as an extension to the Class D and Class E surface areas at Hayward Executive Airport, Hayward, CA. After a biennial review of the airspace, the FAA found it necessary to amend the existing airspace for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at this airport. This action would also update the airport name, amend the geographical coordinates for Hayward Executive and Metropolitan Oakland International airports to match the FAA's database and make a minor editorial change replacing the outdated term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC); Renewal
Document Number: 2020-20163
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA announces the charter renewal of the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC), a Federal Advisory Committee that works with industry and the public to improve the development of the FAA's regulations. This charter renewal will take effect on September 14, 2020, and will expire after 2 years unless otherwise renewed.
Research, Engineering, and Development Advisory Committee (REDAC); Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-20141
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the Research, Engineering, and Development Advisory Committee (REDAC).
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Guntersville, AL
Document Number: 2020-20109
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Guntersville Municipal Airport-Joe Starnes Field (formerly Guntersville Municipal Airport), Guntersville, AL, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) instrument approach procedures serving this airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Drone Advisory Committee (DAC); Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-20082
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the Drone Advisory Committee.
Airworthiness Directives; Sandia Attitude Indicators
Document Number: 2020-20049
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Sandia attitude indicators (attitude indicators). This AD was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of aircraft with these attitude indicators installed. This AD requires revising the existing Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) for your airplane to prohibit operation under instrument flight rules (IFR) or night visual flight rules (VFR) and prohibit coupling the autopilot with an affected attitude indicator. This AD was prompted by reports of 54 failed attitude indicators. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-20001
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is removing AD 2015-17-01, which applied to certain Airbus Helicopters Model AS350B, AS350BA, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, AS350C, AS350D, AS350D1, AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, AS355N, and AS355NP helicopters. AD 2015-17-01 required inspections of each tail rotor pitch horn assembly (pitch horn) for a crack, replacement of a cracked pitch horn, and a repetitive visual inspection of certain pitch horns. AD 2015-17-01 is no longer necessary because the cause of the unsafe condition has been removed from all affected helicopter models. Accordingly, the FAA is removing AD 2015-17-01.
Adoption of Environmental Assessment for Long Range Discrimination Radar Performance Testing, Clear Air Force Station, Alaska, and Finding of No Significant Impact and Record of Decision for Temporary Flight Restrictions.
Document Number: 2020-19962
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of the FAA's Adoption of Missile Defense Agency Environmental Assessment for Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) Performance Testing, Clear Air Force Station (CAFS), Alaska, and Finding of No Significant Impact and Record of Decision for Temporary Flight Restrictions in the Vicinity of CAFS for LRDR Performance Testing. This document sets forth: (1) The FAA's adoption of the Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) Environmental Assessment for Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) Performance Testing, Clear Air Force Station (CAFS), Alaska; (2) the FAA's finding that no significant environmental effects would result from two proposed temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) the FAA would issue to protect aviation from high-intensity radiated fields generated during the LRDR performance testing; and (3) the FAA's decision to approve the TFRs.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.a. Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-19906
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Leonardo S.p.a. (Leonardo) Model AB139 and AW139 helicopters. This AD requires removing certain main gearbox (MGB) input modules from service. This AD was prompted by the discovery that a batch of duplex bearings, which are installed on the MGB input modules, are defective. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Establishment of Class D and Class E Airspace and Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Nashville, TN
Document Number: 2020-19856
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class D and Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D or E surface area, and amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for John C. Tune Airport, Nashville, TN, as a new air traffic control tower shall service the airport. This action would also update the geographic coordinates of the airport, as well as Sumner County Regional Airport, and Lebanon Municipal Airport, and Murfreesboro Municipal Airport. In addition, this action would establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for Vanderbilt University Hospital Heliport, as instrument approaches have been designed for the heliport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Aircraft Pilots Workforce Development Grant Program AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
Document Number: 2020-19813
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA announces a Period of Public Comment for Aircraft Pilots Workforce Development Grant Program and previews a forthcoming notice of funding opportunity.
Airworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines AG Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2020-19749
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-06-06, which applies to all International Aero Engines AG (IAE) V2500-A1, V2522-A5, V2524-A5, V2525-D5, V2527-A5, V2527E-A5, V2527M-A5, V2528-D5, V2530-A5, V2533-A5 model turbofan engines. AD 2019-06-06 requires initial and repetitive borescope inspections (BSIs) of the diffuser case M-flange and, if it fails the inspection, replacement of the diffuser case with a part eligible for installation. Since the FAA issued AD 2019-06-06, the manufacturer performed an updated safety risk analysis, which reduced the diffuser case M-flange inspection intervals and added the performance of a replacement of the diffuser case M- flange. This proposed AD would require an initial BSI of the diffuser case M-flange and, if it fails the inspection, repetitive BSIs of the diffuser case M-flange until replacement of the diffuser case M-flange is performed. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-19583
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 747 airplanes and Model 767 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of an un-commanded fuel transfer between the main and center fuel tanks. This proposed AD would prohibit operation of an airplane with any inoperative refuel valve (fueling shut-off valve) secured in the open position. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-19580
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain ATRGIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR42- 300, -320, and -500 airplanes; and all Model ATR72-101, -102, -201, - 202, -211, -212, and -212A airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of defective seat tracks. This proposed AD would require a detailed visual inspection of each affected part for deficiencies (sealant blockage and out of tolerance ligaments), and depending on findings, accomplishment of applicable corrective actions, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which will be incorporated by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Period of Public Comment for the FAA Aviation Maintenance Technical Workers Workforce Development Grant Program Is Open for 15 Days
Document Number: 2020-19812
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA announces a Period of Public Comment for the Aviation Maintenance Technical Workers Workforce Development Grant Program and previews a forthcoming notice of funding opportunity.
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-19709
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-92A helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by the manufacturer discovering non-conforming threads, resulting in a life limit reduction on multiple landing gear components including threaded hinge pins and main landing gear (MLG) and nose landing gear (NLG) actuator pins. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection of the landing gear for components with non-conforming threads and removal of any nonconforming threaded hinge pin and MLG and NLG actuator pin. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Revocation, Establishment, and Amendment of Class E Airspace; Multiple Texas Towns
Document Number: 2020-19606
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revokes the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Ambassador Field, Big Sandy, TX; and establishes and amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at several Texas airports. This action is the result of airspace reviews caused by the decommissioning of the Quitman VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The names and geographic coordinates of several airports are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-19582
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-22-10, which applies to all The Boeing Company Model 737-600, - 700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. AD 2019-22-10 requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the left- and right- hand side outboard chords of frame fittings and failsafe straps at a certain station around eight fasteners, and repair if any cracking is found. Since the FAA issued AD 2019-22-10, it was determined that the initial inspection threshold and repetitive inspection interval are inadequate to address the cracking in a timely manner. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD would reduce the compliance time for the initial inspection, and for all airplanes this proposed AD would reduce the compliance time for the repetitive inspections. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Park Rapids, MN
Document Number: 2020-19556
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Park Rapids Municipal Airport-Konshok Field, Park Rapids, MN. This action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Park Rapids VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The name and geographic coordinates of the airport are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Clay Center, KS
Document Number: 2020-19555
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Clay Center Municipal Airport, Clay Center, KS. This action is the result of an airspace review due to the decommissioning of the Clay Center non-directional beacon (NDB).
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Harper, KS
Document Number: 2020-19554
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Harper Municipal Airport, Harper, KS. This action is the result of an airspace review due to the decommissioning of the Anthony VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Charlevoix, MI
Document Number: 2020-19553
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Charlevoix Municipal Airport, Charlevoix, MI. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Charlevoix non- directional beacon (NDB). The geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Extension of the Prohibition Against Certain Flights in the Pyongyang Flight Information Region (FIR) (ZKKP)
Document Number: 2020-19057
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action extends the Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) prohibiting certain flight operations in the Pyongyang Flight Information Region (FIR) (ZKKP) by all: U.S. air carriers; U.S. commercial operators; persons exercising the privileges of an airman certificate issued by the FAA, except when such persons are operating U.S.-registered aircraft for a foreign air carrier; and operators of U.S.-registered civil aircraft, except when the operator of such aircraft is a foreign air carrier. The FAA finds this action necessary to address significant, continuing hazards to U.S. civil aviation associated with North Korean military capabilities and activities, including unannounced North Korean missile launches and air defense weapons systems. Additionally, the FAA republishes the approval process and exemption information for this SFAR, consistent with other recently published flight prohibition SFARs, and makes a minor administrative change to the wording of the applicability paragraph of the SFAR for consistency with other recently published flight prohibition SFARs.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-19581
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-18- 09, which applied to certain Airbus SAS Model A318, A319, and A320 series airplanes. AD 2016-18-09 required repetitive detailed inspections for damage on the fuselage skin at certain frames, and applicable related investigative and corrective actions. This AD continues to require repetitive inspections of the fuselage skin for chafing damage at certain frames using a new inspection process, and corrective actions if necessary; as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. This AD was prompted by reports of additional chafing of the forward fuselage found underneath the fairing structure. Investigation revealed the cause as contact between the belly fairing nut plate and the fuselage. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Youth Access to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force, Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-19552
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the Youth Access to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force (YIATF).
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.a. Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-19533
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-12-07 for Agusta S.p.A (Agusta) Model AB412 and AB412EP helicopters. AD 2014- 12-07 requires inspecting the rotor brake pinion (pinion) for a crack and replacing it if there is a crack. This AD retains the requirements of AD 2014-12-07 and also requires removing certain serial-numbered pinions from service. This AD was prompted by a report of an additional cracked pinion. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Federal Airway V-456
Document Number: 2020-19496
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Alaskan Federal Airway V-456 due to the pending decommissioning of the Glenallen Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) in east central Alaska, and the cancellation of Federal Colored Airway Green 11 (G-11) under Regional Docket Number 20-AAL-4.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Sitka, AK; Correction
Document Number: 2020-19460
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on July 31, 2020. The rule modified Class E airspace designated as a surface area, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport. The final rule also established a Class E airspace area, designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area. The legal definition for the Class E airspace, designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area, did not accurately establish this area outside of the Class E airspace designated as a surface area. This action corrects the legal definition for the Class E airspace area, designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area.
Special Conditions: B/E Aerospace, Bombardier Model CL-600-2B16 (604 Variant) Airplane; Seats With Pretensioner Restraint Systems
Document Number: 2020-18309
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier) Model CL-600-2B16 (604 variant) airplane. This airplane, as modified by B/E Aerospace, 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 seats with a 3-point shoulder harness incorporating a pretensioner restraint system. 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.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2020-17948
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-04
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 en route 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.
Termination of Previously Initiated Processes for the Development of Air Tour Management Plans and Environmental Assessments/Environmental Impact Statements for Various National Park Units and Notice of Intent To Complete Air Tour Management Plans at 23 National Park Units
Document Number: 2020-19490
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS), announces that it is terminating previously initiated processes for the development of Air Tour Management Plans (ATMP) and Environmental Assessments (EA)/ Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) for a number of National Park System units. The agencies had initiated and actively worked these processes at a number of parks from 2004 to 2011 but ceased all work by September 2012 due to a focus on other program priorities. Given the length of time since these processes were initiated and actively worked, termination of these processes will allow the agencies to start anew with the development of ATMPs and associated environmental documents at these and other parks.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2020-19425
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-03
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: 2020-19424
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-03
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-19402
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-03
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 the results of laboratory tests on non-rechargeable lithium batteries installed in certain emergency locator transmitters (ELTs), which highlighted a lack of protection against current injections of 28 volts direct current (DC) or 115 volts alternating current (AC) that could lead to thermal runaway and a battery fire. This AD requires modifying a certain ELT by installing a diode between the ELT and the terminal block, 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: 2020-19401
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A318 series airplanes; Model A319-111, -112, - 113, -114, -115, -131, -132, and -133 airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, -214, -216, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and Model A321-111, -112, - 131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that cracks were detected on the left-hand (LH) and right- hand (RH) sides of the first rivet hole of the frame (FR) 43 foot coupling during scheduled maintenance. This AD requires a rotating probe test of the fastener holes at FR43 on the LH and RH sides for any cracking, and on-condition actions if necessary, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-19390
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A330-202, -203, -223, -243, -301, -321, -322, -323, -341, -342, and -343 airplanes; and Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that the allowable load limits on the vertical tail plane could be reached and possibly exceeded in cases of multiple rudder doublet inputs. This AD requires upgrading the flight control data concentrator (FCDC), associated flight control primary computer (FCPC), and flight warning computer (FWC), and activation of the stop rudder input aural warning (SRIW) device, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-19389
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model Falcon 10 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of hydraulic fluid on the ground near the main landing gear (MLG) brake assembly. The hydraulic leakage started in a cracked hydraulic pipe, with the crack likely due to chafing between two hydraulic pipes or between hydraulic pipes and structure. This AD requires an inspection for chafing or interference of certain hydraulic pipes and certain rib passage holes, and, depending on findings, modification or repair, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), 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: 2020-19387
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that the cabin air compressor (CAC) outlet check valve failed due to fatigue of the aluminum flappers, and exposed the Y-duct to temperatures above its design limit. This AD requires installing new inboard and outboard CAC outlet check valves on the left-side and right-side cabin air conditioning and temperature control system (CACTCS) packs. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-19386
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-03
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 a report of a slat system jam during landing. This AD requires a one- time health check of the slat power control unit (PCU) torque sensing unit (TSU) for discrepancies, and corrective actions if necessary; a detailed inspection of the left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) slat transmission systems for discrepancies, and corrective actions if necessary; and LH and RH track 12 slat gear rotary actuator (SGRA) water drainage and vent plug cleaning (which includes an inspection for moisture), 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. Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2020-19299
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) PT6B-37A model turboshaft engines with engine serial number PCE-PU0289 and earlier. This AD was prompted by a report of contamination from galvanic corrosion between the fuel control unit (FCU) aluminum body and the steel union fitting causing the loss of engine control, resulting in an engine over-speed condition and subsequent in-flight shutdown (IFSD). This AD requires replacing the FCU with a part eligible for installation. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-19264
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Model PC-24 airplanes. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as overheating of the electrical wiring splices close to the right-hand pitot-static connector on frame 10. The FAA is proposing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Aviation Research Grants Program
Document Number: 2020-19243
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-01
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 April 17, 2020. The collection involves information to be collected will be used to and/or is necessary for the purpose of the review, and administration of grants in accordance with applicable Government-wide, and Agency regulations, policies, and procedures.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; National Air Transportation Association (NATA)
Document Number: 2020-19226
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-01
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; Soaring Society of America
Document Number: 2020-19225
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-01
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.