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Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Advisory Circular: Reporting of Laser Illumination of Aircraft
Document Number: 2024-15928
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-19
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 renew information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on August 17, 2023. The collection involves information to be collected will be used to and/or is necessary because Advisory Circular 70-2B provides guidance to civilian air crews on the reporting of laser illumination incidents and recommended mitigation actions to be taken in order to ensure continued safe and orderly flight operations.
Notice of Availability of the Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment and Mitigated Finding of No Significant Impact and Record of Decision for Drone Package Delivery in North Carolina
Document Number: 2024-15948
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces the availability of the Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) and Mitigated Finding of No Significant Impact and Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) for Drone Package Delivery in North Carolina.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2024-15869
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-07-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2024-15868
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-07-19
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.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A321neo Extra-Long Range (XLR) Airplane; Cabin Evacuation-Protection From Fuel Tank Explosion Due to External Fuel-Fed Ground Fire
Document Number: 2024-15853
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-07-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Airbus Model A321neo XLR airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the technology envisaged by the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. This design feature is an integral rear center tank (RCT). The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for fire-safety performance of fuel-tank skin or structure in a post-crash external fuel-fed ground fire. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-15827
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-07-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2022-08- 12, which applies to all The Boeing Company Model 757 airplanes. AD 2022-08-12 required repetitive inspections for skin cracking and shim migration at the upper link drag fittings, diagonal brace cracking, and fastener looseness; and applicable on-condition actions. This AD was prompted by reports of bolt rotation in the engine drag fitting joint and fastener heads and cracks found in the skin of the fastener holes, a determination that certain drag fittings may be made of alternate materials, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the engine strut, and a determination that additional inspections and revised compliance times are needed. This AD retains the requirements of AD 2022-08-12 with revised compliance times for certain actions and requires adding inspections for existing repairs and applicable on condition actions. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Textron Canada Limited Helicopters
Document Number: 2024-15808
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-07-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bell Textron Canada Limited Model 407 helicopters. This AD was prompted by a report that a certain part-numbered fuel system standpipe assembly (standpipe) may have sharp edges at the interval weld joints due to a quality escape during the manufacturing process. This AD requires inspecting certain fuel system parts and, depending on the inspection results, taking corrective actions and performing a fuel quantity gauging system calibration. Depending on the results of the fuel quantity gauging system calibration, this AD requires performing additional corrective actions and repeating the fuel quantity gauging system calibration. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Embraer S.A. (Type Certificate Previously Held by Yaborã Indústria Aeronáutica S.A.; Embraer S.A.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-15340
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-07-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2022-25-07, which applies to all Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 170-100 LR, - 100 STD, -100 SE, and -100 SU airplanes; and Model ERJ 170-200 LR, -200 SU, -200 STD, and -200 LL airplanes. AD 2022-25-07 requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. Since the FAA issued AD 2022-25-07, the FAA has determined that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would continue to require all actions in AD 2022-25-07 and would require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations, and certain structural modifications as specified in an Ag[ecirc]ncia Nacional de Avia[ccedil][atilde]o Civil (ANAC) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference (IBR). The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment and Revocation of Domestic Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal Airways; Eastern United States
Document Number: 2024-15557
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-07-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend domestic Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal Airways V-3, V-35, V-51, V-97, V- 157, V-159, V-225, V-437, V-492, V-521, and V-537 and revocation of VOR Federal Airways V-295, V-529, and V-601 in the eastern United States. The FAA is taking this action due to the planned decommissioning of the Cypress, FL (CYY), VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME); the La Belle, FL (LBV), VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC); the Pahokee, FL (PHK), VOR/DME; and the Treasure, FL (TRV), VORTAC. This action is in support of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program.
Amendment of Class D Airspace; Fort Liberty, NC
Document Number: 2024-15483
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-07-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D airspace extending upward from the surface for Simmons Army Airfield, Fort Liberty, NC, updating the geographic coordinates and amending verbiage in the description.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-15461
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2022-24-05, which applies to all Airbus SAS Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. AD 2022-24-05 requires repetitive inspections of certain galleys for corrosion of trolley retainer aluminum blocks and delamination of the upper panel of the trolley compartment, and applicable corrective action. Since the FAA issued AD 2022-24-05, the list of affected galleys has been revised, and a modification has been developed to restore the design integrity of the affected galleys. This proposed AD would continue to require the actions in AD 2022-24-05, provide optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections, revise the list of affected parts, and prohibit the installation of affected parts under certain conditions, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-15378
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model Airbus A350-941 and A350-1041 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that the lower attachment studs on the aft galley complex may be installed incorrectly due to a missing instruction in the maintenance procedure task. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection of the lower attachment studs on the aft galley complex, and depending on findings, accomplishment of applicable corrective actions, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference (IBR). The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Deutsche Aircraft GmbH (Type Certificate Previously Held by 328 Support Services GmbH; AvCraft Aerospace GmbH; Fairchild Dornier GmbH; Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH) Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-15658
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Deutsche Aircraft GmbH Model 328-100 and 328-300 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of a broken attachment eyebolt in a Collins Aerospace JB6 Commuter Class passenger seat. This proposed AD would require a one-time detailed inspection of each affected part, and applicable corrective actions, and would also limit the installation of affected parts, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference (IBR). The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-15657
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited Model DHC-8-401 and - 402 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of moisture in the wing- to-fuselage joint, between the mating front spar and rear spar frame segments. This AD requires a visual inspection of the fuselage front and rear spar frames, an ultrasonic test if applicable, other specified actions, and repair if necessary. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Robinson Helicopter Company Helicopters
Document Number: 2024-15707
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Robinson Helicopter Company (Robinson Helicopter) Model R22 Beta, R22 Mariner, R44, and R44 II helicopters with a certain governor controller installed. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of engine governor failure, which was a result of water intrusion inside of the governor controller. This proposed AD would require removing certain governor controllers from service and installing a part eligible for installation. This proposed AD would also prohibit installing certain governor controllers on any helicopter. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-15656
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2021-25-12 and AD 2022-11-11, which applied to certain De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited Model DHC-8-401 and -402 airplanes. AD 2021-25-12 required repetitive lubrications of the trailing arm of the nose landing gear (NLG). AD 2021-25-12 also required revising the existing maintenance or inspection program to include new and revised airworthiness limitations. AD 2022-11-11 required a modification to the NLG shock strut assembly. This AD continues to require the actions specified in AD 2021-25-12 and AD 2022-11-11 and requires replacement of the pivot pin and tow fitting assembly with a new, improved pivot pin and tow fitting assembly and prohibits the installation of affected parts. This AD was prompted by a determination that the pivot pin and tow fitting assembly of the NLG must be replaced. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class C Airspace; Fayetteville Regional/Grannis Field and Pope AFB, Fayetteville, NC
Document Number: 2024-15558
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-07-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Fayetteville Regional/Grannis Field and Pope AFB, NC, Class C airspace descriptions to update the geographic coordinates of each airport reference point (ARP) and update the Pope AFB airport name to match the FAA's National Airspace System Resources (NASR) database information. Additionally, this action amends the airspace description by updating the header format. This action does not change the boundaries, altitudes, or operating requirements of the Class C airspace areas.
Airworthiness Directives; Various Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-15529
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-07-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for various airplanes modified with a certain configuration of the Garmin GFC 500 Autopilot System installed per Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) No. SA01866WI. This AD was prompted by a report of an un- commanded automatic pitch trim runaway when the autopilot was first engaged. This AD requires updating the applicable Garmin GFC 500 Autopilot System software for your airplane and prohibits installing earlier versions of that software. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Embraer S.A. (Type Certificate Previously Held by Yaborã Indústria Aeronáutica S.A.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-15309
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-07-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 190 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a manufacturing quality escape concerning certain overheat detection system (ODS) sensing elements. This proposed AD would require inspecting the ODS sensing elements and performing applicable corrective actions and would prohibit the installation of affected parts, as specified in an Ag[ecirc]ncia Nacional de Avia[ccedil][atilde]o Civil (ANAC) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference (IBR). The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Removal of Check Pilot Medical Certificate Requirement; Correction
Document Number: 2024-15256
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-07-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On June 24, 2024, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published the final rule entitled Removal of Check Pilot Medical Certificate Requirement. In that final rule, the FAA made two errors in the amendatory instructions. This correction corrects those errors.
Airworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines, LLC
Document Number: 2024-15466
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-07-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all International Aero Engines, LLC (IAE LLC) Model PW1122G-JM, PW1124G1- JM, PW1124G-JM, PW1127G1-JM, PW1127G1A-JM, PW1127G1B-JM, PW1127G-JM, PW1127GA-JM, PW1129G-JM, PW1130G-JM, PW1133G-JM, and PW1133GA-JM engines. This AD was prompted by an in-flight shutdown (IFSD) caused by the fracture of a low-pressure compressor (LPC) 1st-stage integrally bladed rotor (IBR-1). This AD requires removal and replacement of affected LPC key washers and affected LPC IBR-1 and installation of inlet guide vane (IGV) spacers. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-15235
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-07-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2023-08-04, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8, 787-9, and 787-10 airplanes. AD 2023-08-04 requires a detailed visual inspection of all door 1 and door 3 lavatory and galley potable water systems for any missing or incorrectly installed clamshell couplings, and applicable on-condition actions. Since the FAA issued AD 2023-08- 04, Boeing has discovered that some couplings did not have the required safety strap and has developed a design solution that replaces the couplings with couplings that have safety straps to address the unsafe condition. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2023- 08-04 and require a detailed inspection of all clamshell couplings for the presence and correct installation of safety straps at door 1 and door 3 lavatories and galleys with a potable water system, and applicable on-condition actions. The AD would also prohibit the installation of affected parts at inspection locations and remove Model 787-10 airplanes from the applicability. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-15308
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-07-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that was published in the Federal Register. The NPRM proposed to issue an airworthiness directive (AD) that would apply to all The Boeing Company Model 767-200, -300, and -300F series airplanes. As published, the docket number referenced throughout the NPRM is incorrect. This document corrects that error. In all other respects, the original document remains the same; however, for clarity, the FAA is publishing the entire proposed rule in the Federal Register.
NextGen Advisory Committee; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2024-15430
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC).
Notice of Availability, Notice of Public Comment Period, and Request for Comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment for Sierra Space Dream Chaser Reentry Operations at the Shuttle Landing Facility, Brevard County, Florida and Contingency Reentry Site at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Santa Barbara County, California
Document Number: 2024-15292
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-12
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 Sierra Space Dream Chaser Reentry Operations at the Shuttle Landing Facility, Brevard County, Florida and Contingency Reentry Site at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Santa Barbara County, California (draft EA).
Special Conditions: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (Gulfstream) Model GVII-G400 Airplane; Seats With Inflatable Lapbelts
Document Number: 2024-15266
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-07-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Gulfstream Model GVII-G400 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. This design feature is seating with inflatable lapbelts. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-15306
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-07-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B16 (604 Variant) airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of sparking due to damaged wire insulation in the fueling adapter. This AD requires inspecting the electrical wires attached to the airplane connector located behind the fuel scupper for damage, and all applicable related investigative and corrective actions. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-15305
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-07-12
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 determination that non-conforming washers may have been installed in production on engine 1 and 3 forward yokes. This AD requires a one-time inspection for non-conforming washers and, depending on findings, related investigative and 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.
Valparaiso, Florida Terminal Area; Correction
Document Number: 2024-15034
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-07-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On June 24, 2024, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published the subject final rule in the Federal Register. In that final rule, the FAA amended five boundary coordinates contained within the Valparaiso, Florida, terminal area to ensure that the published boundaries matched the actual relation to both the U.S. shoreline and overlying restricted airspace to maintain aeronautical chart accuracy and consistency but failed to amend a sixth point. This action corrects that error. Additionally, the FAA intended to make this final rule effective to align with the 56-day chart cycle. The original rule's effective date does not align with a chart cycle publication date, and this action corrects it to align with the October 31, 2024, chart cycle.
Draft Policy Statement on Special Class Rotorcraft
Document Number: 2024-14489
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-07-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comment on the agency's draft policy statement PS-AIR-21.17-02, "Special Class Rotorcraft." This proposed policy would identify certain rotorcraft as special class.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-15229
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-07-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-8, 737-9, and 737-8200 airplanes and Model 737-700, -800, and -900ER series airplanes. This AD was prompted by multiple reports of passenger service unit (PSU) oxygen generators shifting out of position within their associated PSU assemblies because of a retention failure. This AD requires a general visual inspection of the PSU oxygen generator installation to determine the configuration of the thermal pads of the retention straps and applicable on-condition actions. This AD also prohibits the installation of affected parts. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Engines
Document Number: 2024-14873
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-07-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all General Electric Company (GE) Model CF34-10E2A1, CF34-10E6, CF34-10E6A1, CF34-10E7, and CF34-10E7-B engines with certain part- numbered high-pressure turbine (HPT) shroud/low pressure turbine (LPT) nozzle assemblies installed. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of failed retention features of the inner and outer support air ducts (commonly referred to as spoolies) discovered during engine disassembly. This proposed AD would require a visual inspection of the combustion case for wear and gouges, repair if necessary, and rework of the affected HPT shroud/LPT nozzle assemblies. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Yerington Municipal Airport, Yerington, NV; Correction
Document Number: 2024-14859
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-07-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting a final rule that was published in the Federal Register on June 18, 2024. The final rule modified Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Yerington Municipal Airport, Yerington, NV. This action corrects an error in the airspace legal description.
Airworthiness Directives; CFE Company Engines
Document Number: 2024-14939
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-07-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain CFE Company (CFE) Model CFE738-1-1B engines. This AD was prompted by a manufacturer investigation that revealed certain high- pressure turbine (HPT) stage 1 and stage 2 disks were manufactured from powder metal material suspected to contain iron inclusion. This AD requires replacement of affected HPT stage 1 and stage 2 disks with parts eligible for installation. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Engines
Document Number: 2024-14936
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-07-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Pratt & Whitney (PW) Model PW2037, PW2037M, and PW2040 engines with a certain high-pressure turbine (HPT) 2nd stage blade assembly installed. This AD was prompted by an in-flight shutdown (IFSD) caused by the fracture of HPT 2nd stage turbine hub assembly lugs, which resulted in blade liberation and a titanium fire in the high-pressure compressor (HPC). This AD requires a visual inspection of the HPT 2nd stage blade assemblies for missing contact marks, a dimensional shadowgraph inspection of the HPT 2nd stage blade assemblies for blade root profile dimensional deviations, and an eddy current inspection (ECI) of the HPT 2nd stage turbine hub assembly for conforming slot flatness. This AD also requires removal from service and replacement of any HPT 2nd stage turbine hub assembly or HPT 2nd stage blade assembly that does not pass any inspection. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.a. Helicopters
Document Number: 2024-14890
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-07-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Leonardo S.p.a. Model AW189 helicopters. This AD was prompted by a report of abnormal oscillatory behavior during automated glide slope approaches, due to sealant on the glide slope (G/S) antenna coaxial connectors. This AD requires visually inspecting certain G/S antennas and G/S antenna coaxial connectors for the presence of any sealant; cleaning parts and removing any sealant; performing an external G/S acceptance test procedure (ATP); and taking corrective actions if necessary. This AD would also prohibit installing certain G/S antennas and G/S antenna coaxial connecters. These requirements are 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: 2024-14880
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-07-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Helicopters Model AS332C, AS332C1, AS3322L, AS332L1, AS332L2, and EC225LP helicopters. This AD was prompted by a report of cracks on the fuel filter bowl (bowl) due to over-torquing. This AD requires visually inspecting the bowls of the right hand (RH) and left hand (LH) fuel filters for any cracks and seepage. Depending on the inspection results, this AD requires removing an affected fuel filter from service and replacing that part. This AD also allows a certain fuel filter to be installed on a helicopter if certain actions are accomplished. These requirements are specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-14868
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-07-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2022-14- 10, which applied to certain Airbus SAS Model A318 series airplanes; Model A319-111, -112, -113, -114, -115, -131, -132, and -133 airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, -214, -216, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and Model A321-111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. AD 2022-14-10 required repetitive inspections for cracking of the radius of the front spar vertical stringers and the horizontal floor beam on a certain frame (FR), repetitive inspections for cracking of the fastener holes of the front spar vertical stringers on that frame, and repair if necessary. AD 2022-14-10 also provided, for certain airplanes, a modification of the center wing box area that terminates the repetitive inspections under certain conditions. Since the FAA issued AD 2022-14-10, an additional airplane model has been identified that is also subject to the unsafe condition. This AD continues to require the actions in AD 2022-14-10 and adds Model A321-271N airplanes to the applicability, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference (IBR). The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Canada Limited Partnership (Type Certificate Previously Held by C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP); Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-14867
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-07-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Canada Limited Partnership Model BD-500-1A10 and BD-500- 1A11 airplanes. This AD was prompted by production flight test findings of several oxygen masks disconnected from their accompanying portable oxygen bottles. This AD requires inspecting the portable oxygen bottles and reconnecting the masks to the accompanying portable oxygen bottles if not connected, as specified in a Transport Canada AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG
Document Number: 2024-14945
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-07-09
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-A, Trent 1000-AE, Trent 1000-C, Trent 1000-CE, Trent 1000-D, Trent 1000-E, Trent 1000-G, and Trent 1000-H engines. This AD is prompted by reports of cracking and separation of certain low-pressure turbine (LPT) stage 1 blade assemblies. This AD requires initial and repetitive inspections of affected LPT stage 1 blade assemblies for cracking or separation and, depending on the results of the inspections, reduction of the inspection interval or replacement of the LPT stage 1 blade set and disk. This AD also prohibits the installation of an LPT disk or blade set assembly unless it is considered a serviceable part, 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.
Public Notice of ADAP and AIP Property Release; Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Seattle, Washington
Document Number: 2024-14774
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the Port of Seattle, Washington to waive the ADAP and AIP property requirements and dispose of 4 parcels totaling approximately 1.2 acres of airport property located at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, in Seattle, Washington.
Prohibition Against Certain Flights in the Kabul Flight Information Region (FIR) (OAKX)
Document Number: 2024-14708
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-07-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this final rule to permit 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, to operate transiting overflights of the Kabul Flight Information Region (FIR) (OAKX) on jet routes P500-G500 at altitudes at and above Flight Level (FL) 300, subject to the approval of, and in accordance with the conditions established by, the appropriate authorities of Afghanistan. The FAA became aware that certain U.S. operators were having difficulty using jet routes P500-G500 in the Kabul FIR (OAKX) at altitudes at and above FL320 due to aircraft performance issues under certain meteorological conditions. After consideration of Afghanistan's practice of publishing Notices to Air Missions (NOTAMs) regarding overflights on these jet routes, the lack of any reported security incidents posing safety-of-flight risks to civil aircraft overflights on these jet routes since the FAA issued this Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) in July 2023 or while the FAA flight prohibition NOTAM that preceded it was in effect, and the very brief period of time U.S. civil aviation overflights on these jet routes would be in the Kabul FIR (OAKX), the FAA has determined transiting U.S. civil aviation overflights operating on jet routes P500-G500 in the Kabul FIR (OAKX) at altitudes at and above FL300 present a low risk. The FAA continues to prohibit U.S. civil aviation operations in the remainder of the Kabul FIR (OAKX) at altitudes below FL320 due to hazards to persons and aircraft engaged in operations at those altitudes due to the risk posed by violent extremist and militant activity and the lack of adequate risk mitigation capabilities to counter such activity.
Airport Terminal Program; FY 2025 Funding Opportunity
Document Number: 2024-14707
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Airbus SAS
Document Number: 2024-14748
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion nor omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Establishment, Amendment, and Revocation of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Eastern United States
Document Number: 2024-14486
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-07-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes Q-221 and Q-227; amends Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal Airways V-35, V-147, and V-270 and RNAV Routes T- 440 and T-445; and revokes VOR Federal Airway V-36 and Jet Routes J- 132, J-223, and J-227 in the eastern United States. The FAA is taking this action due to the planned decommissioning of the Elmira, NY (ULW), VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME). This action is in support of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program.
Establishment and Amendment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes; Eastern United States
Document Number: 2024-14345
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-07-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes three United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes T-434, T-454, and T-458; and amends three United States RNAV Routes T-291, T-314, and T-634 in the eastern United States. This action supports Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) which provides a modern RNAV route structure to improve the efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS).
Airworthiness Directives; Diamond Aircraft Industries Inc. (Type Certificate Previously Held by Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH) Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-14140
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-07-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2009-10-04, which applies to certain Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH (type certificate now held by Diamond Aircraft Industries Inc.) Model DA 40 and DA 40 F airplanes. AD 2009-10-04 requires repetitively inspecting the nose landing gear (NLG) leg for cracks and replacing the NLG leg if cracks are found. Since the FAA issued AD 2009-10-04, Transport Canada updated mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) to correct this unsafe condition on these products. This proposed AD results from changes made to the part replacement options and the repetitive inspections. This proposed AD would require doing repetitive detailed inspections of the NLG leg pivot axle for cracking and if cracking is found replacing that part with a serviceable part. This proposed AD would also require eventually replacing all NLG legs having certain part numbers with serviceable parts, if not already done, and prohibit installing affected parts. Replacing affected parts with serviceable parts would be terminating action for the repetitive inspections specified in this proposed AD. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Verification of Authenticity of Foreign License, Rating, and Medical Certification
Document Number: 2024-14008
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The information is used to identify foreign airmen in order to allow the agency to verify their foreign license when used to qualify for a U.S. certificate. Respondents are holders of foreign licenses wishing to obtain U.S. Certificates.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2024-14608
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-07-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, 747SP, and 747SR series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report indicating cracks at eight fastener hole locations in the fuselage skin lap splice between certain stations (STAs) at certain stringers. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the upper fastener row of the fuselage skin lap splice in a certain area for any crack, and applicable on-condition actions. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewal Approval of Information Collection: PIREP Form FAA Form 7110-2
Document Number: 2024-14634
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-03
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 an aircraft pilot's voluntary submission of weather conditions that were encountered while in flight. The information to be collected is necessary because Pilot Report (PIREP) Solicitation and Dissemination has been identified by the ATO as one of the Top 5 hazards in the National Airspace System (NAS). For certain weather conditions, PIREPs are the only means of confirmation that forecasted conditions are occurring. The FAA 7110-2 PIREP Form is a guide to assist pilots in submitting Pilot Weather Reports into the NAS.
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