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Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: R1-2018-26365
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-8 and -9 airplanes. This emergency AD was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of these airplanes. This AD requires revising certificate limitations and operating procedures of the airplane flight manual (AFM) to provide the flight crew with runaway horizontal stabilizer trim procedures to follow under certain conditions. This AD was prompted by analysis performed by the manufacturer showing that if an erroneously high single angle of attack (AOA) sensor input is received by the flight control system, there is a potential for repeated nose-down trim commands of the horizontal stabilizer. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Western United States
Document Number: 2018-26679
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend three domestic Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal Airways (V-113, V-137, and V-485) in the western United States. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of Priest, CA, VOR navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) routes. The Priest, CA, VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-318 and V-352; Northeastern United States
Document Number: 2018-26678
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the descriptions of VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-318 and V-352 to reflect the removal of certain route segments within Canadian airspace that were deleted by NAV CANADA. This rule modifies the above airway descriptions to match the current configuration of the routes.
Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-128 and V-144 in the Vicinity of Kankakee, IL
Document Number: 2018-26677
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-128 and V-144 in the vicinity of Kankakee, IL. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the Kankakee, IL (IKK), VOR navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) routes. The Kankakee VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26627
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports indicating there is a possibility of excessive error in the signal generated by the angle of attack (AOA) transducer. This proposed AD would require replacing certain AOA transducers. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26624
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A318 and A319 series airplanes, Model A320- 211, -212, -214, -216, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes, and Model A321- 111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that taperloks used in a certain wing-to-fuselage junction were found to be non-compliant with the applicable specification, resulting in a loss of pre-tension in the fasteners. This proposed AD would require repetitive special detailed inspections of the center and outer wing box lower stiffeners and panels at a certain junction on the left- and right-hand sides for any cracking, and repair if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace LP (Type Certificate Previously Held by Israel Aircraft Industries, Ltd.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26623
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Gulfstream Aerospace LP Model Gulfstream G150 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of corrosion in the solder joints of the upper and lower front relay box connectors to the printed circuit board. This proposed AD would require replacement of the existing relay boxes with modified boxes. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; CFM International S.A. Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2018-26611
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are 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 turbofan engines. This AD requires removing certain electronic engine control (EEC) system operation (OPS) and engine health monitoring (EHM) software and installing versions eligible for installation. This AD was prompted by six aborted takeoffs on the similarly designed CFM LEAP-1A model turbofan engine after those engines did not advance to the desired takeoff fan speed due to icing in the pressure sensor line. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26534
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of drainage holes on the belly fairing forward and middle access panels being obstructed with sealant. This AD requires inspecting for and removing all sealant blocking the drainage holes on the belly fairing forward and middle access panels. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Extension of the Prohibition Against Certain Flights in the Damascus Flight Information Region (FIR) (OSTT)
Document Number: 2018-26680
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action extends the prohibition against certain flight operations in the Damascus Flight Information Region (FIR) (OSTT) 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 where the operator of such aircraft is a foreign air carrier. The FAA finds this action to be necessary to address a potential hazard to persons and aircraft engaged in such flight operations. This action also includes minor editorial changes to this Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR), consistent with other recently published flight prohibition SFARs.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Corry, PA
Document Number: 2018-26569
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Corry-Lawrence Airport, Corry, PA, to accommodate airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of the Corry non-directional radio beacon and cancellation of the NDB approach. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport. This action also would update the geographic coordinates of this airport.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Louisville, KY
Document Number: 2018-26567
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This editorial amendment corrects the legal description published in the Federal Register on September 11, 2018, amending Class E surface area for Louisville International Airport, Louisville, KY, by removing excessive language (E-104) from the Class E surface area legal description.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Madison, MN
Document Number: 2018-26565
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending up to 700 feet above the surface at Lac Qui Parle County Airport (formerly Madison-Lac Qui Parle Airport), Madison, MN, to accommodate new standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. The FAA is taking this action due to the decommissioning of the Madison non-directional radio beacon (NDB) and cancellation of the associated approach. This enhances the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. Also, an editorial change has been made removing the city from the airport name. The airport name is updated from Madison-Lac Qui Parle Airport, to Lac Qui Parle County Airport, Madison, MN.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Auburn, AL
Document Number: 2018-26560
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Auburn University Regional Airport, Auburn, AL, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures serving this airport. Also, this action would recognize the airport's name change and update the airport's geographic coordinates. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics (Formerly Known as Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems) Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26530
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-11-07, which applied to all Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics Model SAAB 2000 airplanes. AD 2018-11-07 required a one-time inspection of an affected lug attaching the aileron bellcrank support bracket to the rear spar of the wing and the adjacent area of the installed support brackets, a thickness measurement of the affected lug, repetitive inspections of the affected aileron bellcrank support brackets, and corrective actions if necessary. AD 2018-11-07 also provided an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This AD retains the actions of AD 2018-11-07 and requires the terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This AD was prompted by a determination that it is necessary to require the terminating action. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class D Airspace; Detroit, MI
Document Number: 2018-26503
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class D airspace at Coleman A. Young Municipal Airport (formerly Detroit City Airport), Detroit, MI, by changing the airspace designation to Detroit, MI, thereby removing the old airport name. The name and geographic coordinates of this airport are also updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. This action is necessary to keep information current for the safety and management of aircraft within the national airspace system.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Cabool, MO
Document Number: 2018-26502
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Cabool Memorial Airport, Cabool, MO, due to the decommissioning of the Maples VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of this airport are also updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class D Airspace; Pontiac, MI
Document Number: 2018-26501
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class D airspace at Oakland County International Airport, Pontiac, MI, due to the decommissioning of the Pontiac VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. This action also replaces the outdated term Airport/Facility Directory with Chart Supplement. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Amendment of Class D and E Airspace and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Fayetteville, AR
Document Number: 2018-26498
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class D airspace and Class E airspace designated as a surface area, and removes Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D and Class E airspace at Drake Field, Fayetteville, AR. This action is due to the decommissioning of the Drake VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of the airport are also updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary to support instrument flight rule (IFR) operations at this airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26474
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-223F and Model A330-243F airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of cracking at fastener holes located at a certain frame on the lower shell panel junction. This AD requires repetitive special detailed inspections (rototest) of certain fastener holes located at the lower shell junction of a certain frame on both left- hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) sides, and applicable related investigative and corrective actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP) (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26473
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP) Model BD-500-1A10 and BD- 500-1A11 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of dislodged cargo compartment blowout panels. This AD requires repetitive inspections for any dislodged blow-out panel in the forward and aft cargo compartments, reporting of the inspection findings, and reinstallation if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26464
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that, for multimaterial (hybrid) joints of the passenger door frame fittings, the interfay sealant was not applied between all surfaces of the joint parts. This AD requires modification of the hybrid joints of the passenger doors by applying additional corrosion protection to the hybrid joints of the passenger door frame fittings. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26463
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that debris from the parking brake shut off valve (PBSOV) could create a partial blockage of the restrictor check valve in the hydraulic return line of the PBSOV. This AD requires replacing the restrictor check valve with an improved valve that has a filter screen. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26462
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-16- 01, which applies to certain Airbus SAS Model A330-200 Freighter, -200, and -300 series airplanes. AD 2016-16-01 requires an inspection of affected structural parts in the cargo and cabin compartments to determine if proper heat treatment has been done, and replacement or repair if necessary. Since we issued AD 2016-16-01, we have determined that additional affected parts in the cabin compartment structure must also be inspected. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2016-16-01 and require inspection of additional locations of the cabin compartment structure. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Noise Exposure Map Notice; Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review; Westover Airport; Chicopee and Ludlow, Massachusetts
Document Number: 2018-26478
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure map for Westover Airport is in compliance with applicable requirements. The FAA also announces that it is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program that was submitted for Westover Airport in conjunction with the noise exposure map, and that this program will be approved or disapproved on or before May 6, 2019.
Notice of Intent of Waiver With Respect to Land; Prairie Du Chien Municipal Airport, Prairie Du Chien, WI
Document Number: 2018-26476
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 0.38 acres of Clear Zone Easement contained in Parcel 17 to Avigation Easement in exchange for converting 1.23 acres of Avigation Easement contained in Parcel 20 to Clear Zone Easement. Both Parcel 17 and Parcel 20 share a common boundary and are owned by Crossing Rivers Health Center located at Prairie du Chien Municipal Airport, Prairie du Chien, WI. The proposed release of 0.38 acres of Clear Zone Easement to Avigation Easement is not in the Runway Protection Zone (RPZ). Of the easement being converted to Clear Zone from Avigation Easement in exchange for the release, 0.89 acres (of the 1.23 acres) lies in the RPZ, which brings that portion of the RPZ into conformance with FAA standards and policies. The release of 0.38 acres from Clear Zone Easement to Avigation Easement is required to build an Access Road to the Crossing Rivers Health Center and install a sign for the hospital. The conversion from Clear Zone Easement to Avigation Easement will not result in any impact to surfaces protected by Part 77 or airport design surfaces. The Clear Zone Easement was originally purchased to enable the Airport to ensure airport compatible development. The proposed future use of 0.38 acres of the land as an access road will prevent any incompatible development of the surrounding area in the RPZ.
Special Conditions: Textron Aviation Inc. Model 700 Airplane; Operation Without Normal Electrical Power
Document Number: 2018-26455
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Textron Aviation Inc. (Textron) Model 700 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport-category airplanes. These design features are electrical and electronic systems that perform critical functions, the loss of which could be catastrophic to the airplane. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Commercial Air Tour Operator Reports
Document Number: 2018-26406
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-06
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 for 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 September 19, 2018. The commercial air tour operational data provided to the FAA and the National Park Service will be used by the agencies as background information useful in the development of air tour management plans and voluntary agreements for purposes of meeting the mandate of the National Parks Air Tour Management Act (NPATMA) of 2000.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2018-26393
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2018-13-07 for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Trent 1000-A, Trent 1000-C, Trent 1000-D, Trent 1000-E, Trent 1000-G, and Trent 1000-H turbofan engine models. AD 2018-13-07 required initial inspections of the intermediate-pressure compressor (IPC) stage 1 rotor blades, IPC stage 2 rotor blades, and IPC shaft stage 2 dovetail posts, and removing any cracked parts from service. This AD requires initial inspections and adds repetitive inspections of the IPC stage 1 rotor blades, IPC stage 2 rotor blades, and IPC shaft stage 2 dovetail posts, and removing any cracked parts from service. This AD was prompted by the manufacturer determining the need for repetitive inspections of the IPC stage 1 rotor blades, IPC stage 2 rotor blades, and IPC shaft stage 2 dovetail posts. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26365
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-8 and -9 airplanes. This emergency AD was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of these airplanes. This AD requires revising certificate limitations and operating procedures of the airplane flight manual (AFM) to provide the flight crew with runaway horizontal stabilizer trim procedures to follow under certain conditions. This AD was prompted by analysis performed by the manufacturer showing that if an erroneously high single angle of attack (AOA) sensor input is received by the flight control system, there is a potential for repeated nose-down trim commands of the horizontal stabilizer. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26364
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued 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 insufficient clearance between the pitot tubes and the primary support at the flame arrester intersection. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26362
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the principal structural elements and certain life- limited parts are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26361
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracks caused by corrosion of the edge of the bore of the spot face and corrosion of the lug bore of certain side-strut support fitting lugs. This proposed AD would require repetitive detailed inspections of the left and right side-strut support fitting lugs with bushings installed for any corrosion, any crack, or any severed lug; repetitive detailed and high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections of the left and right side-strut support fitting lugs with bushings removed for any corrosion or any crack; and applicable on-condition actions. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26360
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A330-201, -202, and -203, and Model A330-301, -302, and -303 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of damaged drain pipes located above the lower aft pylon fairing (LAPF), caused by a contact between the drain pipe and the two u-shape ribs of the LAPF. This proposed AD would require a special detailed inspection for damage and corrective actions, if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Rockwell Collins, Inc. Flight Management Systems
Document Number: 2018-26253
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rockwell Collins, Inc. (Rockwell Collins) flight management systems (FMS) installed on airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of the flight management computer (FMC) software issuing incorrect turn commands when the altitude climb field is edited or the temperature compensation is activated on the FMS control display unit. This proposed AD would require disabling the automatic temperature compensation feature of the FMS through the configuration strapping units (CSU) and revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) Limitations section. We are 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: 2018-26246
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-06
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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2018-26244
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-06
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Training and Qualification Requirements for Check Airmen and Flight Instructors
Document Number: 2018-26329
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-04
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 for [a new or 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 September 19, 2018. The information collected is used to allow some experienced pilots who would otherwise qualify as flight instructors or check airmen, but who are not medically eligible to hold the requisite medical certificate, to perform flight instructor or check airmen functions.
Revocation of Class E Airspace; Sunol, CA
Document Number: 2018-26209
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Sunol, CA. This airspace is wholly contained within the Sacramento en route airspace area and duplication is not necessary.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Kemmerer, WY
Document Number: 2018-26195
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E surface area airspace at Kemmerer Municipal Airport, Kemmerer, WY, by enlarging the airspace area north of the airport and removing the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status for the airspace. Also, this action reduces Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface and removes Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface.
Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Percentage Rates of Covered Aviation Employees for the Period of January 1, 2019, Through December 31, 2019
Document Number: 2018-26199
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA has determined that the minimum random drug and alcohol testing percentage rates for the period January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019, will remain at 25 percent of safety- sensitive employees for random drug testing and 10 percent of safety- sensitive employees for random alcohol testing.
Office of Commercial Space Transportation: Notice of Availability and Request for Comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment for Issuing SpaceX a Launch License for an In-Flight Dragon Abort Test, Kennedy Space Center, Brevard County, Florida
Document Number: 2018-26075
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), Council on Environmental Quality NEPA implementing regulations, and FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, the FAA is announcing the availability of and requesting comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment for Issuing SpaceX a Launch License for an In-flight Dragon Abort Test, Kennedy Space Center, Brevard County, Florida (Draft EA).
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.A. (Type Certificate Previously Held by Finmeccanica S.p.A. and AgustaWestland S.p.A.) Helicopters
Document Number: 2018-26071
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Leonardo S.p.A. (Leonardo) Model AW189 helicopters. This AD requires replacing the tail plane lower fitting with an improved tail plane lower fitting. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks on the tail plane fittings of Model AW189 helicopters. The actions of this AD are intended to correct an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2018-26038
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain General Electric Company (GE) GEnx-2B67, -2B67B, and -2B67/P turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by low-cycle fatigue (LCF) cracking of the fuel manifold leading to an engine fire. This AD requires removal from service of certain fuel manifolds at the next engine shop visit and their replacement with parts eligible for installation. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; CFM International S.A. Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2018-26026
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all CFM International S.A. (CFM) LEAP-1B21, LEAP-1B23, LEAP-1B25, LEAP-1B27, LEAP-1B28, LEAP-1B28B1, LEAP-1B28B2, LEAP-1B28B2C, LEAP-1B28B3, LEAP- 1B28BBJ1, and LEAP-1B28BBJ2 turbofan engines with a certain high- pressure turbine (HPT) stator case (HPT cases) installed. This AD requires removal of affected HPT cases from service and their replacement with a part eligible for installation. This AD was prompted by the discovery of a quality escape at a manufacturing facility involving unapproved welds on HPT cases. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-25658
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model Falcon 10 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that new and more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Beverly Hills Aerials, LLC
Document Number: 2018-25977
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-29
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; Overwatch Aero, LLC
Document Number: 2018-25976
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-29
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; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-25880
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-100-1A10 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that certain split ball bearings used in main landing gear (MLG) side brace actuator assemblies are manufactured from material that does not meet the required material properties. This proposed AD would require an inspection of the left and right MLG side brace actuator assembly and, if necessary, replacement of the split ball bearing. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Hoffmann GmbH & Co. KG Propellers
Document Number: 2018-25780
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising airworthiness directive (AD) 2018-20-03 for certain Hoffmann GmbH & Co. KG (Hoffmann) model HO-V 62 propellers. AD 2018-20-03 required removal of the affected propeller blades and installation of modified propeller blades marked with a change letter ``A'' or ``B'' suffix. This AD requires the removal and replacement of the affected propeller blades and installation of modified propeller blades marked with a change letter ``A'' or ``B'' suffix. This AD was prompted by a determination that the applicability and installation prohibition paragraphs of AD 2018-20-03 were incorrect. We inadvertently included all Hoffmann model HO-V 62 propeller blades that did not have a change letter ``A'' or ``B'' suffix added to the serial number (S/N) and marked on the blade in the applicability and installation prohibition paragraphs of AD 2018-20-03. Only Hoffmann model HO-V 62 propellers with certain S/Ns without a change letter ``A'' or ``B'' suffix are affected. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.