Airworthiness Directives; Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated Model S-64E and S-64F Helicopters
This document proposes adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated (Erickson) model helicopters. The AD would require determining whether each specified tail rotor blade assembly (blade assembly) has an affected serial number or part marking. If a blade assembly has a certain serial number or part marking, the AD would also require initially and repetitively inspecting the tail rotor blade for a crack in the strap and pocket areas. If a crack is found, this AD would also require, before further flight, replacing the blade assembly with an airworthy blade assembly that does not have an affected serial number or part marking. This proposal is prompted by several reports of cracking in the strap and pocket areas of the tail rotor blade. The actions specified by the proposed AD are intended to prevent failure of the tail rotor blade and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes 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 safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
The FAA publishes a monthly notice, as appropriate, of PFC approvals and disapprovals under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Pub. L. 101-508) and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 158). This notice is published pursuant to paragraph d of Sec. 158.29.