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Airworthiness Directives; Ipeco Pilot and Co-Pilot Seats
Document Number: 2019-15413
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2017-22-02, which applies to certain Ipeco Holdings Limited (Ipeco) pilot and co-pilot seats. AD 2017-22-02 requires modification and re- identification of the affected seats. Since the FAA issued AD 2017-22- 02, Ipeco has received reports that the tracklock spring modification required by AD 2017-22-02 does not adequately address the issue of unexpected seat movement during takeoff and landing and the FAA also determined the need to add additional seat part numbers (P/Ns) to the applicability. This proposed AD would continue to require modification and re-identification of the affected seats. This proposed AD would also require initial and repetitive inspections of the affected tracklock springs and, depending on the findings, replacement of the tracklock springs with a part eligible for installation. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-15360
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. This 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 AD requires replacing certain AOA transducers. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-15358
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking in the lower lobe skin panel assemblies of the fuselage and an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that these assemblies are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This AD requires replacement of lower lobe skin panel assemblies, detailed inspections for scribe lines, and applicable on- condition actions. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: FAA Airport Master Record
Document Number: 2019-15302
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-18
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 May 2, 2019. The collection involves aeronautical information that the FAA uses to carry out agency missions related to aviation flying safety, flight planning, airport engineering and federal grants analysis, aeronautical chart and flight information publications, and the promotion of air commerce as required by statute. The information to be collected will be used for airspace studies conducted under 49 U.S.C. 329(b) and will be published in flight information handbooks and charts for pilot use.
Revision to Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out Equipment and Use Requirements
Document Number: 2019-15248
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This interim final rule modifies the requirement that all aircraft equipped with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out (ADS-B Out) must transmit at all times. This rulemaking provides an exception to ADS-B requirements, removing the transmission requirement for sensitive operations conducted by Federal, State and local government entities in matters of national defense, homeland security, intelligence and law enforcement. The changes provide relief to those Federal, State and local government agencies that operate aircraft equipped with ADS-B Out but need the ability to terminate the transmission signal when conducting sensitive national defense, homeland security, intelligence and law enforcement missions that could be compromised by transmitting real time identification and positional flight information over ADS-B. This rulemaking also allows the FAA to except certain aircraft from operating a transponder or transmitting ADS-B Out, when doing so would jeopardize Air Traffic Control (ATC) functions.
Notice of Intent To Rule on a Request To Release Surplus Property at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, Christiansted, US Virgin Islands
Document Number: 2019-15224
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice is being given that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a request from the Virgin Islands Port Authority to waive the requirement that 84.61 acres of surplus property located at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport be used for aeronautical purposes. Currently, the ownership of the property provides for the protection of FAR Part 77 surfaces and compatible land use which would continue to be protected with deed restrictions required in the transfer of land ownership.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2019-15126
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-18
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: 2019-15125
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-18
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.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2019-15238
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-17
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.
Proposed Establishment of Restricted Area R-7202; Guam, GU
Document Number: 2019-15121
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is withdrawing the NPRM published in the Federal Register on March 5, 2019, proposing to establish Restricted Area R- 7202 on the island of Guam, GU. The FAA does not establish restricted areas for small arms gun ranges.
Removal of Jet Route J-147; Eastern United States
Document Number: 2019-15118
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes jet route J-147 which currently extends between Beckley, WV, and Casanova, VA. This action is necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the Greenbrier, WV, VOR/DME navigation aid which provides navigation guidance for segments of the route. The Greenbrier VOR/DME is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Amendment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Omaha, NE
Document Number: 2019-15117
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is amending three jet routes and seven VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways in the vicinity of Omaha, Nebraska, to correct the state abbreviation for the Omaha VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID). The Omaha VORTAC is located in Mineola, Iowa; however, the state abbreviation for the location of the Omaha VORTAC included in the Air Traffic Service (ATS) routes is listed as ``NE''. Specifically, this action changes the state abbreviation for the Omaha VORTAC listed in the jet route J-21, J-41, and J-151, and VOR Federal airway V-6, V-8, V-138, V-159, V-172, V-181, and V-307, descriptions from ``NE'' to ``IA'' to match the information contained in the FAA's aeronautical database and the charted ATS route depictions on the associated charts. No air traffic services are affected by this action.
Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Route T-331; Western United States
Document Number: 2019-15116
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-331 in the western United States. The modification is necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the Clovis, CA, VOR portion of the VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of affected ATS route V-23. The decommissioning has rendered portions of V-23 unusable and amending T-331 helps overcome affected portions of V-23. The Clovis, CA, VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Establishment of Class E Airspace, Boulder City, NV
Document Number: 2019-15114
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Boulder City Muni Airport, NV. This action supports the development of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations under standard instrument approach and departure procedures at the airport, for the safety and management of aircraft within the National Airspace System.
Proposed Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Ithaca, NY
Document Number: 2019-15113
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-423, and V-428 due to the planned decommissioning of the Ithaca, NY, VOR/DME navigation aid which provides navigation guidance for segments of the routes. The Ithaca VOR/DME is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Proposed Amendment and Revocation of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Berlin, NH
Document Number: 2019-15112
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to remove VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-104, and modify V-322, due to the planned decommissioning of the Berlin, NH, VOR/DME navigation aid which provides navigation guidance for segments of the routes. The Berlin VOR/DME is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Proposed Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Glens Falls, NY
Document Number: 2019-15108
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-91, V-123, V-431, V-489, and V-496 due to the planned decommissioning of the Glens Falls, NY, VORTAC navigation aid which provides navigation guidance for segments of the routes. The Glens Falls VORTAC is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airway V-37 Due to the Planned Decommissioning of Aylmer, Canada, VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Navigation Aid
Document Number: 2019-15105
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-37 in the northeast United States to reflect changes being made in Canadian airspace. The modification is necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the Aylmer, Canada, VOR navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of V-37. The Aylmer VOR is being decommissioned as part of NAV CANADA's NAVAID Modernization Program.
Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-148, V-177, and V-345 in the Vicinity of Ely, MN, and Hayward, WI
Document Number: 2019-15104
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-148 and V-345 in the vicinity of Hayward, WI, and remove V-177 in the vicinity of Ely, MN, and Hayward, WI. The VOR Federal airways modifications and removal are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the Ely, MN, and Hayward, WI, VOR navigation aids (NAVAIDs), which provide navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) routes. The Ely and Hayward VORs are being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Proposed Revocation of VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal Airway V-369 Due to the Decommissioning of the Groesbeck, TX, VOR
Document Number: 2019-15100
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to remove VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-369 in its entirety between Navasota, TX, and Dallas- Fort Worth, TX. The FAA is proposing this action due to the planned decommissioning of the Groesbeck, TX (GNL), VOR navigation aid (NAVAID) which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected ATS routes. The Groesbeck VOR is being decommissioned in support of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Expansion of R-3803 Restricted Area Complex; Fort Polk, LA
Document Number: 2019-15119
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action expands the R-3803 restricted area complex in central Louisiana by establishing four new restricted areas, R-3803C, R-3803D, R-3803E, and R-3803F, and makes minor technical amendments to the existing R-3803A and R-3803B legal descriptions for improved operational efficiency and administrative standardization. The restricted area establishments and amendments support U.S. Army Joint Readiness Training Center training requirements at Fort Polk for military units preparing for overseas deployment.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-14901
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that a passenger entry door assist handle became detached during use. This proposed AD would require a detailed inspection of all passenger and service entry door assist handles for correct installation and applicable on-condition actions. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Availability of the Final Re-Evaluation of the O'Hare Modernization Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Interim Fly Quiet (Final Re-Evaluation)
Document Number: 2019-14827
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that the Final Written Re-Evaluation of the O'Hare Modernization Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Interim Fly Quiet (Final Re- Evaluation) for Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois is available. The Final Re-Evaluation analyzes and discloses the potential environmental impacts associated with the Proposed Interim Fly Quiet at O'Hare International Airport pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-14878
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-400 and 747-400F series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by an evaluation that determined fatigue cracks could develop in the underwing longerons. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the underwing longerons and certain fuselage skins for any crack, and applicable on- condition actions. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Mount Pleasant, IA
Document Number: 2019-14774
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-12
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 Mount Pleasant Municipal Airport, Mount Pleasant, IA. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Mount Pleasant non-directional beacon (NDB), which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Fairmont, MN
Document Number: 2019-14773
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E surface airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Fairmont Municipal Airport, Fairmont, MN. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Fairmont 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 Fairmont Municipal Airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Mattoon/Charleston, IL; and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Monticello, IL
Document Number: 2019-14772
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-12
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 Coles County Memorial Airport, Mattoon/Charleston, IL, and remove the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Piatt County Airport, Monticello, IL. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Mattoon VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at these airports, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program; and the closure of the Piatt County Airport. The geographic coordinates of and the city associated with the Coles County Memorial Airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the Coles County Memorial Airport.
Proposed Amendment of the Class E Airspace and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Huntsville, AL
Document Number: 2019-14769
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E surface airspace and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface and establish a Class E airspace area designated as an extension to a Class C surface area at Huntsville International-Carl T. Jones Field, Huntsville, AL. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of the decommissioning of the Decatur 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 names of Huntsville International-Carl T. Jones Field, Redstone AAF, Pryor Field Regional Airport, and Huntsville Executive Tom Sharp Jr. Field and the geographic coordinates of Huntsville International-Carl T. Jones Field, Pryor Field Regional Airport, and Huntsville Executive Tom Sharp Jr. Field would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-14045
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2009-09-02, which applies to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. AD 2009-09-02 requires repetitive inspections for damage of certain main landing gear (MLG) forward stabilizer brace assemblies, repetitive inspections for cracking of both MLG forward stabilizer braces, liquid penetrant inspections for cracking, and corrective actions if necessary. Since the FAA issued AD 2009-09-02, the FAA has determined that the installation of an elbow restrictor is necessary to address the unsafe condition which would extend the repetitive inspection interval. This proposed AD would retain the existing actions and also require installation of an elbow restrictor. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: TTF Aerospace, LLC, Airbus Model A330-300 and Model A330-900 Series Airplanes; Bulk Cargo Lower Deck Crew Rest Compartments
Document Number: 2019-14784
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Airbus Model A330- 300 and Model A330-900 series airplanes. These airplanes, as modified by TTF Aerospace, LLC (TTF 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 a lower deck mobile crew rest (LD-MCR) compartment installed in the aft cargo compartment of Model A330–300 and Model A330-900 series airplanes. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; L. Salcedo
Document Number: 2019-14776
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics (Formerly Known as Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems) Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-14726
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics Model SAAB 2000 airplanes. This AD was prompted by an event where the airplane did not respond to the flightcrew's flight control inputs because the pitch trim switches did not disconnect the autopilot. This AD requires modifying the wiring installation for the autopilot disconnect logic. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Request To Release Airport Property for Land Disposal
Document Number: 2019-14634
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at the Oskaloosa Municipal Airport, Oskaloosa, Iowa.
Proposed Amendment of the Class E Airspace; Haleyville, AL, and Hamilton, AL
Document Number: 2019-14633
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-11
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 Posey Field Airport, Haleyville, AL, and Marion County-Rankin Fite Airport, Hamilton, AL. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of the decommissioning of the Hamilton 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 name and geographic coordinates of Marion County-Rankin Fite Airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Application for Employment With the Federal Aviation Administration Correction
Document Number: 2019-14555
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice is a Correction to the notice published on May 14, 2019, due to invalid Form Number and omission of the website's URL. 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 automated application process for employment with the Federal Aviation Administration by way of the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) USAJOBS website: www.usajobs.gov. The Applicants begin the application process by building an account on USAJOBS website and; thereafter, they are passed into the FAA Automated Vacancy Information Access Tool for Online Referral (AVIATOR) to answer specific questions related to FAA job vacancy of interest. This pass through is a direct USAJOBS interface with AVIATOR and; hence, there is no standalone link to be used by the applicants. The information collected is necessary to determine basic eligibility for employment and potential eligibility for Veteran's Preference, Veteran's Readjustment Act, and People with Disability appointments. In addition, there are specific occupation questions that assist the FAA Office of Human Resource Management (AHR) in determining candidates' qualifications in order that the best-qualified candidates are hired for the many FAA occupations.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-14502
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 727 airplanes, Model 757 airplanes, and Model 767-200, -300, -300F, and -400ER series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of nuisance stick shaker activation while the airplane accelerated to cruise speed at the top of climb. This proposed AD was also prompted by an investigation of those reports that revealed that the angle of attack (AOA) (also known as angle of airflow) sensor vanes could not prevent the build-up of ice, causing the AOA sensor vanes to become immobilized, which resulted in nuisance stick shaker activation. This proposed AD would require a general visual inspection of the AOA sensors for a part number, and replacement of affected AOA sensors. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision and Adoption of the United States Air Force Supplemental Environmental Analysis for the Establishment of the Playas Temporary Military Operating Area
Document Number: 2019-14470
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its decision to adopt the United States Air Force (USAF) Playas Military Operating Area and Red Flag Rescue Supplemental Environmental Analysis (SEA) for the establishment of a Temporary Military Operating Area (TMOA) in Playas, New Mexico. This notice announces that based on its independent review and evaluation of the SEA and supporting documentation, the FAA is adopting the SEA and issuing a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)/Record of Decision (ROD) for the establishment of the Playas TMOA.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-14399
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-200, -200F, and -300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-14391
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2011-18-15, which applies to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. AD 2011-18-15 requires initial and repetitive torque checks of the bolt preload; detailed inspection of the barrel nuts and cradle for cracking, pitting, and corrosion if the bolt preload is correct; and replacement of hardware if necessary. Since the FAA issued AD 2011-18-15, the agency has determined that incorporation of a new design change is necessary to address the root cause of the failure of the barrel nuts. This proposed AD would retain the existing requirements and add new inspections and replacement of certain hardware, which would terminate the repetitive torque checks and inspections. This AD also removes airplanes from the applicability. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision and Adoption of the United States Marine Corps Supplemental Environmental Analysis for the Establishment of the Playas Temporary Military Operating Area
Document Number: 2019-14471
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its decision to adopt the United States Marine Corps (USMC) Supplemental Environmental Analysis for Temporary Activation of Playas Military Operations Area (SEA) for the establishment of a Temporary Military Operating Area (TMOA) in Playas, New Mexico. This notice announces that based on its independent review and evaluation of the SEA and supporting documents, the FAA is adopting the SEA and issuing a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)/Record of Decision (ROD) for the establishment of the Playas TMOA.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-14416
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900), and CL-600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that certain aft fuselage fittings are susceptible to cracking because they were not manufactured correctly. This AD requires replacement of those fittings with correctly manufactured parts, an eddy current inspection of certain fastener holes for cracking, and corrective actions if necessary. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-14415
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of low clearance between the variable frequency generator (VFG) power feeder cables and adjacent hydraulic lines and/or fuel lines in the aft equipment bay, which could cause chafing damage. This AD requires modifying the routing of the VFG power feeder cables and harnesses in the aft equipment bay. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-14413
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that the capability of the diagonal struts fitted at a certain frame is below the expected design specifications. This AD requires replacing the original diagonal struts at a certain frame with new, improved parts, as specified in an European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-14412
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-102, -103, and -106 airplanes; Model DHC-8-200 series airplanes; and Model DHC-8-300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by the reported loss of an elevator spring tab balance weight prior to takeoff. This AD requires inspecting the two balance weights and the two hinge arms on each elevator spring tab, and corrective actions if necessary. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Rockwell Collins, Inc. Flight Display System Application
Document Number: 2019-14307
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain part-numbered Rockwell Collins, Inc. (Rockwell Collins) FDSA- 6500 flight display system applications installed on airplanes. This AD imposes operating limitations on the traffic collision avoidance system (TCAS) by revising the Limitations section of the airplane flight manual (AFM) or AFM supplement (AFMS) and installing a placard on each aircraft primary flight display. This AD was prompted by a conflict between the TCAS display indications and aural alerts that may occur during a resolution advisory (RA) scenario. The FAA is issuing this AD to require actions that address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-14286
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A320-251N and -271N airplanes, and Model A321- 251N, -253N, -271N, and -272N airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports that the regulated bleed temperature was measured above the design target with a temperature regulation shift phenomenon, and investigation results show that incorrect temperature regulation can degrade pneumatic system components located downstream of the pre- cooler. This proposed AD would require uploading improved bleed monitoring computer (BMC) software (SW), as specified in a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which will be incorporated by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-14285
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes 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 a report of a fuel leak resulting from a crack on the left in-spar upper wing skin. This proposed AD would require repetitive surface high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections of the left and right upper wing skin, and repetitive general visual inspections of the upper wing skin in the adjacent rib bay areas for any crack, and applicable on-condition actions. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-14284
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-12-07, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 737-800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. AD 2017-12-07 requires replacing the affected left temperature control valve and control cabin trim air modulating valve. Since the FAA issued AD 2017-12-07, the agency determined that the affected parts may be installed on airplanes outside the original applicability of AD 2017-12-07. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2017-12-07, expand the applicability to include those other airplanes, and add a new requirement for certain airplanes to identify and replace the affected parts. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee-Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2019-14349
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
FAA announces the renewal of the COMSTAC charter, a Federal Advisory Committee that provides information, advice, and recommendations to DOT and the FAA on the critical matters facing the U.S. commercial space transportation industry. This renewal will take effect the day of publication of this announcement, and will expire after 2 years.
Airworthiness Directives; Robinson Helicopter Company Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-14205
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Robinson Helicopter Company (Robinson) Model R44 II helicopters. This AD requires inspecting the engine air induction hose (hose) and replacing any hose that is not airworthy. This AD was prompted by multiple reports of separation between the outer and inner layers of the hoses. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.