Federal Aviation Administration March 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Schedule Information Submission Deadline for O'Hare International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, and Newark Liberty International Airport for the Winter 2013-2014 Scheduling Season
Document Number: 2013-07400
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under this notice, the FAA announces the submission deadline of May 16, 2013, for Winter 2013-2014 flight schedules at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (ORD), San Francisco International Airport (SFO), New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in accordance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Worldwide Slot Guidelines. The deadline coincides with the schedule submission deadline for the IATA Slot Conference for the Winter 2013-2014 scheduling season.
Noise Exposure Map Notice: Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review
Document Number: 2013-07381
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by Tucson Airport Authority for Tucson International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et. seq (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR Part 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements. The FAA also announces that it is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program that was submitted for Tucson International Airport under Part 150 in conjunction with the noise exposure map, and that this program will be approved or disapproved on or before September 16, 2013.
Announcement of Charter Renewal of the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA), Inc.
Document Number: 2013-07379
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the charter renewal of RTCA, 1110.77U, a Federal Advisory Committee that seeks resolution of issues and challenges involving air transportation concepts, requirements, operational capabilities, and the associated use of technology and related considerations to aeronautical operations that impact the future Air Traffic Management System. This charter renewal will take effect on April 1, 2013, and will expire after 2 years.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Round Mountain, TX
Document Number: 2013-06956
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Round Mountain, TX. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at West Ranch Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Middletown, OH
Document Number: 2013-06954
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Middletown, OH. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Middletown Regional/Hook Field Airport. The airport's non-directional beacon's (NDB) geographic coordinates are also updated, as well as the airport name. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; REIMS AVIATION S.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-06590
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for REIMS AVIATION S.A. Model F406 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 fretting (wear and/or chafing) found between the elevator pushrod assembly and the horizontal tail structure, which could cause the elevator pushrod to jam and could result in loss of control. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-06172
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of oil residue between the stator and the rotor parts of the position resolvers of the angle of attack (AOA) vane, which was a result of incorrect removal of the machining oil during the manufacturing process of the AOA resolvers. This AD requires an inspection to determine if certain AOA probes are installed, and replacement of any affected AOA probe. We are issuing this AD to prevent erroneous AOA information and consequent delayed or non- activation of the AOA protection systems, which during flight at a high AOA, could result in reduced control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-05871
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that escape slides/rafts did not deploy due to galvanic corrosion of the door-mounted slide/raft packboard release mechanisms. This AD requires doing a general visual inspection of the housing assembly of the packboard release mechanism to determine if its surface treatment has been sealed, and if the surface of the housing assembly is unsealed, replacing the housing assembly with a new or serviceable housing assembly. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct corrosion of the packboard release mechanisms, which could interfere with escape slide/raft deployment, prohibit doors from opening in the armed mode, and cause consequent delay and injury during evacuation of passengers and crew from the cabin in the event of an emergency.
Airworthiness Directives; Embraer S.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-05839
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 170 and ERJ 190 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that high rate discharge (HRD) bottle explosive cartridges of a cargo compartment fire extinguisher system were swapped between the forward and aft cargo compartments. Additional investigation also revealed the possibility of swapping between the electrical connectors of the HRD and low rate discharge (LRD) bottles, and a rotated installation of the HRD bottle. Improper assembly of the fire extinguishing bottle might cause the extinguishing agent to be discharged toward the unselected cargo compartment rather than toward the cargo compartment with fire. This AD requires an inspection of the HRD bottle for correct installation and to determine if the pressure switch is in the correct position, and re-installation if necessary; an inspection of the HRD and LRD bottle discharge heads to determine the part number, and replacement if necessary; and, for certain airplanes, an inspection to identify the HRD and LRD bottle electrical connectors, and relocation if necessary. We are issuing this AD to prevent the inability of the fire extinguishing system to suppress fire.
Public Meeting: Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site Program; Privacy Approach
Document Number: 2013-07280
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA will be holding a public engagement session on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, on the proposed privacy policy approach for the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site program. The FAA is seeking the views from the public with respect to proposed privacy language to be included in agreements with each test site operator.
Airworthiness Approval for Aircraft Forward-Looking Windshear and Turbulence Radar Systems
Document Number: 2013-07227
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the proposed development of an advisory circular addressing airworthiness approval for aircraft forward-looking windshear and turbulence radar systems. The planned advisory circular would address installation guidance for these functionalities in Technical Standard Order (TSO)-C63d, Airborne Weather Radar Equipment. The objective is to leverage the installation specific guidance from the System Level Requirements (SLR) 10.2 recommended by the Forward- Looking Windshear Detection System Working Group and the generic issue papers on turbulence detection to publish an advisory circular. (In order for the public to comment on our proposal, they will need to have access to SLR 10.2 and the issue papers.)
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-07213
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 707-300, 707-300B, and 707-300C series airplanes; and certain Model 727C, 727-100C, and 727-200F series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that a cam latch on the main cargo door (MCD) broke during flight. This proposed AD would require performing repetitive inspections of the MCD cam latches; replacing cam latches, certain bolts, and door hinge fittings; performing related investigative and corrective actions, if necessary; and MCD rigging. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracked or damaged cam latches, latch pins, and latch pin cross bolts, which could reduce the structural integrity of the MCD, and result in rapid decompression of the airplane and potential loss of the MCD during flight.
Airworthiness Directives; Austro Engine GmbH Engines
Document Number: 2013-07210
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Austro Engine GmbH model E4 engines. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of several power loss events due to fracture of the waste gate controller lever. This proposed AD would require removing from service certain part number (P/N) waste gate controllers. We are proposing this AD to prevent engine power loss or in-flight shutdown, which could result in loss of control and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-07205
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-100, -100B, -100B SUD, -200B, - 200C, -200F, -300, -400, -400D, -400F, and 747SR series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracking at the aft upper corner of the main entry door (MED) 5 cutout. This proposed AD would require inspecting for the presence of repairs and measuring the edge margin at certain fastener locations around the upper aft corner of the door cutout, inspecting for any cracking of the fuselage skin assembly and bear strap in the aft upper corner area of the door cutout, and repairing or modifying the fuselage skin assembly and bear strap if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the skin and bear straps at the aft upper corner of the MED 5 cutout, which could result in in-flight depressurization.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-07203
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A330-223F, -223, -321, -322, and -323 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by fatigue load analysis that determined that the inspection interval for certain pylon bolts must be reduced. This proposed AD would require a torque check of forward engine mount bolts, and replacement if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct loose or broken bolts, which could lead to engine detachment in-flight, and damage to the airplane.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Tuskegee, AL
Document Number: 2013-07115
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace at Tuskegee, AL, as the Tuskegee VOR/DME has been decommissioned and airspace reconfiguration is necessary for the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Moten Field Municipal Airport. This action also would amend the airport's name.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Bass Harbor, ME
Document Number: 2013-07112
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E Airspace at Bass Harbor, ME, to accommodate a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) special Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) serving Bass Harbor Heliport. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Boothbay, ME
Document Number: 2013-07110
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E Airspace at Boothbay, ME, to accommodate a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) special Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) serving St. Andrews Hospital Heliport. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Decorah, IA
Document Number: 2013-06952
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Decorah, IA. Decommissioning of the Decorah non-directional beacon (NDB) at Decorah Municipal Airport has made reconfiguration necessary for standard instrument approach procedures and for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Superior, WI
Document Number: 2013-06923
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Superior, WI. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Richard I. Bong Airport. The airport's geographic coordinates are also adjusted. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Beeville, TX
Document Number: 2013-06913
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Beeville, TX. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Chase Field Industrial Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Tecumseh, NE
Document Number: 2013-06911
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Tecumseh, NE. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Tecumseh Municipal Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; West Union, IA
Document Number: 2013-06908
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at West Union, IA. Decommissioning of the West Union non-directional beacon (NDB) at George L. Scott Municipal Airport has made reconfiguration necessary for standard instrument approach procedures and for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2013-06793
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2013-06786
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Learjet Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-07039
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Learjet Inc. Model 45 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that the fire barrier seal on the external baggage door does not seal the surrounding door structure due to incorrect positioning of the barrier. This proposed AD would require modifying the fire seal on the baggage door, including doing inspections of the fire seal for correct contact and corrective action if necessary. We are proposing this AD to prevent improper sealing of the baggage door, which could increase the risk of an uncontained fire in the baggage compartment.
Airworthiness Directives; Learjet Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-07034
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Learjet Inc. Model 60 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of a high-speed rejected takeoff caused by all four main landing gear (MLG) tires blowing out during the takeoff roll. This proposed AD would require installing new rigid hydraulic tube assemblies to the MLG struts, installing a new MLG squat switch bracket, modifying the MLG squat switch wire harness, modifying the MLG anti-skid wheel transducer electrical wire harnesses, routing and securing the anti-skid wheel and squat switch electrical wire harnesses to the MLG strut assembly; installing outboard bracket assemblies, anti-skid shield, forward electrical cover on the forward stiffener, upper and lower inboard bracket assemblies, and clamps that support the electrical wire harness; modifying the aft stiffener for the new electrical wire harness support; installing the aft electrical cover and strap on the aft stiffener; installing a new flat landing light lamp if necessary; and, for certain airplanes; installing a new wheel speed detect box assembly, nutplates, and brackets and a new thrust reverser interface box, and modifying the wiring for the new thrust reverser interface box. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the braking system or adverse operation of the spoiler and thrust reverser system due to external damage, particularly from tire failure, which could result in loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Lindstrand Hot Air Balloons Ltd Appliances
Document Number: 2013-07030
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to certain Lindstrand Hot Air Balloons Ltd female ACME threaded hose connectors, part numbers HS6139 and HS6144, installed on balloons. The text in the section titled PART-39AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES, paragraph (c) Applicability, is incorrect. This document corrects that error. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Worthington, MN
Document Number: 2013-06958
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Worthington, MN. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Worthington Municipal Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport. Geographical coordinates would also be updated.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Blue Mesa, CO
Document Number: 2013-06949
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at the Blue Mesa VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME), Blue Mesa, CO to facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft under control of Denver and Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCCs). The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations within the National Airspace System.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Tobe, CO
Document Number: 2013-06948
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at the Tobe VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/ DME), Tobe, CO to facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft under control of Denver and Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCCs). The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations within the National Airspace System.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Ogallala, NE
Document Number: 2013-06945
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Ogallala, NE. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Searle Field Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Gillette, WY
Document Number: 2013-06944
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at the Gillette VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME), Gillette, WY to facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft under control of Denver, Salt Lake City and Minneapolis Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCCs). The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations within the National Airspace System.
Proposed Modification of Class D and Class E Airspace and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Pasco, WA
Document Number: 2013-06943
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E surface airspace at Tri-Cities Airport, Pasco, WA. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at Tri-Cities Airport, Pasco, WA. This action also would modify the Class D airspace and Class E airspace by adjusting the geographic coordinates of Tri- Cities Airport and Kennewick, Vista Field Airport. This will also correct the airport name from Vista Airport, Kennewick, WA to Kennewick, Vista Field Airport, WA. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at Tri-Cities Airport, Pasco, WA.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Elbow Lake, MN
Document Number: 2013-06942
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Elbow Lake, MN. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Elbow Lake Municipal-Pride of the Prairie Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Clifton/Morenci, AZ
Document Number: 2013-06941
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace at Greenlee County Airport, Clifton/Morenci, AZ to accommodate aircraft using Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at Greenlee County Airport. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport.
Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee; Open Meeting
Document Number: 2013-06939
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 5 U.S.C. App. 2), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC). The meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Wednesday, May 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the National Housing Center, 1201 15th Street NW., Washington, DC 20005. This will be the 57th meeting of the COMSTAC. The proposed schedule for the COMSTAC working group meetings on May 14 is below:
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Gruver, TX
Document Number: 2013-06935
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Gruver, TX. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Gruver Municipal Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Hartzell Propeller, Inc. Propellers
Document Number: 2013-06843
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Hartzell Propeller, Inc. propeller models HC-(1, D)2(X, V, MV)20-7, HC- (1, D)2(X, V, MV)20-8 and HC-(1, D)3(X, V, MV)20-8. This proposed AD was prompted by failures of the propeller hydraulic bladder diaphragm and resulting engine oil leak. This proposed AD would require replacement of the propeller hydraulic bladder diaphragm. We are proposing this AD to prevent propeller hydraulic bladder diaphragm rupture, loss of engine oil, damage to the engine, and loss of the airplane.
Sixth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 226, Audio Systems and Equipment
Document Number: 2013-06795
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the sixth meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 226, Audio Systems and Equipment.
Proposed Modification of VOR Federal Airway V-345 in the Vicinity of Ashland, WI
Document Number: 2013-06794
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify the legal description of VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-345 in the vicinity of Ashland, WI. The Ashland (ASX) VOR Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/ DME) navigation aid, which forms the northern most point of the airway, has been out of service for over ten months, with a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) published, and is scheduled to be decommissioned in 2013. The FAA is proposing this action to remove that portion of V-345 affected by the loss of service by the Ashland, WI, VOR/DME.
Airworthiness Directives; Hughes Helicopters, Inc., and McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Systems (Type Certificate Is Currently Held by MD Helicopters, Inc.) Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-06746
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) Model 369D, 369E, 369F, and 369FF helicopters with certain serial-numbered tailboom assemblies. This AD requires measuring the distance between aft longeron rivets and the outboard edge of frame rings. If the distance is too short to ensure a safe flight, the AD requires installing a doubler. This AD was prompted by the discovery of short-edge margin conditions on two tailboom assemblies. The actions are intended to detect a short-edge margin condition, prevent failure of the tailboom and loss of control of the helicopter.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airway V-233, Springfield, IL
Document Number: 2013-06365
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal Airway V-233 in the vicinity of Springfield, IL. The FAA is taking this action to correct the V-233 description contained in Part 71 to ensure it matches the information contained in the FAA's aeronautical database, matches the depiction on the associated charts, and ensures the safety and efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS).
Airworthiness Directives; Robinson Helicopter Company Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-06297
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Robinson Helicopter Company (Robinson) Model R44 and R44 II helicopters equipped with emergency floats. This AD requires replacing the inflation valve assembly. This AD was prompted by the failure of the emergency floats to deploy during a factory test because a needle was binding within the inflation valve assembly. The actions are intended to prevent the failure of the floats to inflate during an emergency landing.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-06133
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model EC130 B4 helicopters with a cabin vibration damper installed. This AD requires installing a vibration damper casing assembly on both sides of the helicopter. This AD was prompted by a crack and failure of a cabin vibration damper blade. The actions of this AD are intended to modify the cabin vibration damper assembly to prevent contact with the flight controls in the event of a cabin vibration blade failure, jamming of a flight control, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-06131
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model A109, A109A, A109A II, A109C, A109K2, A109E, A109S, and A119 helicopters. This AD was prompted by a mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) AD issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Community. The MCAI AD states that a Model A109E helicopter experienced a failure of the tail rotor pitch control link assembly caused by a production defect. The actions of this AD are intended to prevent failure of a tail rotor pitch control link and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-05813
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-100, -200, and -300 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires replacing certain parking brake accumulators. Since we issued that AD, we have determined that it is necessary to protect the hydraulic system and airplane structure from possible damage by any faulty screw cap or end cap of any accumulator. This proposed AD would require installing restraint devices around the parking brake accumulator end caps. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the parking brake accumulator screw cap or end cap resulting in loss of the number 2 hydraulic system and damage to airplane structures, which could adversely affect the controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; PILATUS AIRCRAFT LTD. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-06169
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are rescinding an airworthiness directive (AD) for all PILATUS AIRCRAFT LTD. Models PC-12, PC-12/45, and PC-12/47 airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. We issued that AD to mandate new life limits for the pitch trim actuator and pitch trim actuator attachment parts. If these new limitations were not mandated, the pitch trim actuator and the pitch trim actuator components could fail. This failure could lead to an unsafe flying configuration. Since we issued that AD, we have determined that the unsafe condition addressed in that AD is now addressed in another AD.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2013-06679
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR). The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of the FAA's regulatory activities. 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
Document Number: 2013-06671
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. 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.