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

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Airworthiness Directives; Revo, Incorporated Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-10758
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Revo, Incorporated Models COLONIAL C-1, COLONIAL C-2, LAKE LA-4, LAKE LA-4A, LAKE LA-4P, and LAKE LA-4-200 airplanes. That AD currently requires a one-time, dye-penetrant inspection of the horizontal stabilizer attachment fitting and repetitive visual inspections of the fitting for any evidence of fretting, cracking, or corrosion (with necessary replacement and modification); replacement of the fitting upon reaching the 850-hours time-in-service (TIS) safe life; and reporting to the FAA the results of the initial inspection and any cracks found on repetitive inspections. This new AD requires the same actions of AD 2005-12-02 except using revised service documents and procedures, adds Model COLONIAL C-1 airplanes to the Applicability, and adds an optional terminating action for the requirements. This AD was prompted by a report from Revo, Incorporated that, while the drawing numbers are different, the attachment fittings on the Model COLONIAL C-1 airplanes are identical in every other respect to those installed on the airplanes referenced in AD 2005-12- 02. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-10653
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A330-200 and A330-300 series airplanes, and Model A340-200 and A340-300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of an elevator blocked in the down position due to two independent failures; first, the inability of a servo control to switch to active mode because it was not detected by a flight control computer; and second, an internal hydraulic leak due to the deterioration of an O-ring seal on a solenoid. This AD requires, depending on airplane configuration, modifying three flight control primary computers (FCPCs); modifying two flight control secondary computers (FCSCs); revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to include certain information; replacing certain O-rings; and checking part number and replacing certain O-ring seals if needed. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct O-rings with incorrect part numbers whose deterioration could lead to improper sealing of solenoid valves; and to correct FCPC and FCSC software to allow better control of elevator positioning; both conditions, if not corrected, could lead to the loss of elevator control on takeoff, and potentially reduce the controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-10006
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding two existing airworthiness directives (AD) that apply to certain The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, - 300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. Those ADs, for certain airplanes, currently require repetitive inspections of the flap track of the wing outboard flap, and corrective actions if necessary; and eventual rework of the flap track assembly and rear spar attachments. For certain airplanes, this new AD adds repetitive inspections, scheduled overhauls, correct alignment during installation, and repetitive maintenance of the flap track, and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD also adds airplanes to the applicability. This AD was prompted by reports that the work sequence and procedures used during installation of replacement tracks could cause loose or cracked tracks. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking and damage in the flap track, which could cause loss of the outboard trailing edge flap and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-10005
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-200, -200C, -300, -400, and - 500 series airplanes. That AD currently requires a one-time mid- frequency eddy current (MFEC) inspection, a low-frequency eddy current (LFEC) inspection, and a detailed inspection for damage or cracking of stringer S-4L and S-4R lap joints and stringer clips between body station (BS) 540 and BS 727, and follow-on inspections and repair if necessary. This new AD instead requires repetitive external eddy current inspections for cracking of certain fuselage crown lap joints, and corrective actions if necessary; internal eddy current and detailed inspections for cracking of certain fuselage crown lap joints, and repair if necessary; and detailed inspections of certain stringer clips, and replacement with new stringer clips if necessary. This AD also adds airplanes to the applicability. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking of the lap joint lower row. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the fuselage lap joints, which could result in sudden decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-09113
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive inspections to detect cracking in the web of the aft pressure bulkhead at body station 1016 at the aft fastener row attachment to the ``Y'' chord, various inspections for discrepancies at the aft pressure bulkhead, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD requires clarifying certain actions specified in the existing AD. This AD was prompted by several reports of fatigue cracks in the aft pressure bulkhead. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct such fatigue cracking, which could result in rapid decompression of the fuselage.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-10911
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH (ECD) Model EC135P1, EC135P2, EC135P2+, EC135T1, EC135T2, and EC135T2+ helicopters with certain fire extinguishing systems installed. This proposed AD would require modifying the fire extinguishing system injection tubes. This proposed AD is prompted by a report that the injection tubes are deforming due to heat. The proposed actions are intended to prevent deformation of the fire extinguishing system injection tubes during a fire, which could result in impaired distribution of the fire extinguishing agent, failure of the fire extinguishing system to contain an engine fire, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-10909
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model EC 155B, EC155B1, SA-365N, SA- 365N1, AS-365N2, AS 365 N3, and SA-366G1 helicopters. This proposed AD would require inspecting the collective pitch lever for correct locking and unlocking conditions. This proposed AD is prompted by two separate reports of inadvertent collective pitch lever locking and unlocking. The proposed actions are intended to detect an incorrectly adjusted collective pitch lever, which could result in loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-10908
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes, and Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires a repetitive inspection program on certain check valves in the hydraulic systems that includes, among other things, inspections for lock wire presence and integrity, traces of seepage or black deposits, proper torque, alignment of the check valve and manifold, installing new lock wire, and corrective actions if needed. Since we issued that AD, additional in-service reports of check valves loosening at lower flight cycle thresholds than previously reported have been received. This proposed AD would expand the applicability, reduce the compliance time, change torque values of the check valve tightening, and require a repetitive inspection program for certain check valves in the hydraulic systems on airplanes that have had a certain modification embodied during production or in-service. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct such check valve loosening, which could result in hydraulic leaks, possibly leading to the loss of all three hydraulic systems and consequent loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-10905
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747- 100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, and 747SR series airplanes. The existing AD requires, for certain airplanes, inspection to determine the material of a main entry door (MED) reveal; repetitive inspections of certain reveals for cracking; a detailed inspection of certain reveals for a sharp edge and cracking; and corrective action if necessary. That AD also allows a certain replacement as an optional action for certain inspections of certain airplanes. Since we issued that AD, an operator reported a crack found in a 6061 machined aluminum one-piece corner reveal. This proposed AD would add, for certain airplanes, an inspection to determine material type of MED reveals, repetitive inspections for cracking of 6061 machined aluminum one-piece corner reveals, and replacement with 6061 machined aluminum two-piece corner reveals if necessary. This proposed AD would also allow replacement with two-piece corner reveals as an option for certain repetitive inspections. This proposed AD would also revise the applicability by removing a certain airplane. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the lower forward corner reveal of the number 3 MEDs, which could lead to the door escape slide departing the airplane when the door is opened and the slide is deployed, and consequent injuries to passengers and crew using the door escape slide during an emergency evacuation.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Plattsburgh, NY
Document Number: 2013-10814
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace at Plattsburgh, NY, as the Clinton County Airport has closed and controlled airspace removed. New Class E Airspace at Plattsburgh International Airport would be created to accommodate standard instrument approach procedures developed at the airport. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.
Airworthiness Directives; Piper Aircraft, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-10786
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would have applied to all Piper Aircraft, Inc. (type certificate previously held by The New Piper Aircraft Inc.) Models PA-18 and PA-19 airplanes. The proposed airworthiness directive (AD) would have required either moving all toggle-style magneto switches located on the left cabin panel, adjacent to the front seat, away from this position; or replacing these switches with FAA-approved, non-keyed, rotary-style switches. Since issuance of the NPRM, the FAA has re-evaluated this airworthiness concern and determined that an unsafe condition does not exist that would warrant AD action. This withdrawal does not prevent the FAA from initiating future rulemaking on this subject.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Presidio, TX
Document Number: 2013-10163
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Presidio, TX. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Presidio Lely International 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; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-10652
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 717-200 airplanes. That NPRM proposed requiring repetitive inspections for cracking of the overwing frames, and corrective actions if necessary. That NPRM was prompted by multiple reports of cracks of overwing frames. This action revises that NPRM by revising the initial compliance time and providing an optional modification that would extend the compliance time for the next repetitive inspection. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to detect and correct such cracking, which could sever a frame and increase the loading of adjacent frames, and could result in damage to the adjacent structure and consequent loss of structural integrity of the airplane. Since certain actions impose an additional burden over that proposed in the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these proposed changes.
Special Conditions: Embraer, S.A., Model EMB-550 Airplane; Side-Facing Seats; Installation of Airbag Systems in Shoulder Belts
Document Number: 2013-10581
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Embraer S.A. Model EMB-550 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with multiple place and single place side- facing seats and installation of airbag systems in the shoulder belts. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed 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.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Easton, PA
Document Number: 2013-10539
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Easton, PA, as the Allentown VORTAC has been decommissioned and new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed at Braden Airpark. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also recognizes the airport's name change and updates the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Powered Gliders
Document Number: 2013-10270
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Models HK 36 R, HK 36 TS, and HK 36 TTS powered gliders. AD 2013-04-08 required replacement of each elevator bell crank assembly and elevator bell crank mount. This AD retains the actions of AD 2013-04-08 but decreases gliders in the Applicability by removing the Model H-36 from the Applicability. This AD was prompted by reports of installation of an unsuitable self- locking nut on the bell crank of the elevator push rod that can cause failure of the elevator, resulting in loss of control. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-08992
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of damaged fire seals on the forward edge of the thrust reverser. This AD requires inspecting to detect damage to the upper fire seals on the forward edge of the thrust reverser, where the fire seal contacts the 12-o'clock engine strut, and for correct stiffness and vent holes, and doing corrective actions if necessary; and installing a bracket for the fire seal. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct damage to the fire seals, which could allow airflow into the engine fire zone and could degrade the ability to extinguish an engine fire.
Installed Systems and Equipment for Use by the Flightcrew
Document Number: 2013-10554
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule amends design requirements in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes to minimize the occurrence of design-related flightcrew errors. The new design requirements will enable a flightcrew member to detect and manage his or her errors when the errors occur. Adopting this rule will eliminate regulatory differences between the airworthiness standards of the United States (U.S.) and those of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) without affecting current industry design practices.
Notice of Intent To Release Certain Properties From All Terms, Conditions, Reservations and Restrictions of a Quitclaim Deed Agreement Between the City of Zephyrhills and the Federal Aviation Administration for the Zephyrhills Municipal Airport, Zephyrhills, FL
Document Number: 2013-10513
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA hereby provides notice of intent to release certain airport properties 33 acres at the Zephyrhills Municipal Airport, Zephyrhills, FL from the conditions, reservations, and restrictions as contained in a Quitclaim Deed agreement between the FAA and the City of Zephyrhills, dated May 15, 1947. The release of property will allow the City of Zephyrhills to dispose of the property for other than aeronautical purposes. The property is located on the southeast corner of airport property. The parcel is currently designated as non- aeronautical use. The property will be released of its federal obligations for municipal purposes. The fair market value of this parcel has been determined to be $500,000. Documents reflecting the Sponsor's request are available, by appointment only, for inspection at the Zephyrhills Municipal Airport and the FAA Airports District Office.
Notice of Termination of Environmental Impact Statement for the Friedman Memorial Replacement Airport, Hailey, ID
Document Number: 2013-10511
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its decision to terminate the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Friedman Memorial Replacement Airport.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-10487
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 727 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the frame-to-floor beam attachment is subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This proposed AD would require repetitive high frequency eddy current inspections for any crack of the frames at body station (STA) 188 through STA 344, and repair if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking at the frame-to-floor beam attachment, on both the left- and right-sides, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane, and decompression of the cabin.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-10486
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A330-200, -300 and -200 Freighter series airplanes, and Model A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require, for certain airplanes, revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to advise the flight crew of emergency procedures for addressing Angle of Attack (AOA) sensor blockage. This proposed AD would also mandate replacing the AOA sensor conic plates with AOA sensor flat plates, which is a terminating action for the AFM revision. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that an airplane equipped with AOA sensors installed with conic plates recently experienced blockage of all sensors during climb, leading to autopilot disconnection and activation of the alpha protection (Alpha Prot) when Mach number was increased. We are proposing this AD to prevent reduced control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-10481
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 747 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires inspection of the fuselage skin lap splice between body station (BS) 340 and BS 400 at stringers (S)-6L and S-6R, and repair, if necessary. Since we issued that AD, analysis results indicated that the protruding head fastener modification and related post-modification inspections currently required are not adequate to prevent cracking at the upper row of fasteners in the stringer 6 lap joint before the cracks reach a critical length. This proposed AD would add new repetitive inspections for cracking in the stringer 6 skin lap splice, which would terminate the existing inspections; and eventual modification of the lap splice, which would terminate the repetitive inspections; post-modification inspections; and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would also add airplanes to the applicability. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking at the upper row of fasteners in the stringer(s) 6 lap joint, which could result in a sudden loss of cabin pressurization and the inability of the fuselage to withstand failsafe loads.
Special Conditions: Airbus, Model A340-600 Series Airplanes; Lower Deck Crew Rest Compartments
Document Number: 2013-10446
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Airbus Model A340 series airplanes. These airplanes, as modified by Flight Structures, Inc., will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the installation of lower deck crew rest (LDCR) compartments. The LDCR compartment is novel in terms of part 25 in that it will be located under the passenger cabin floor in the aft cargo compartment of Airbus Model A340-200 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.
Proposed Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) of the Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) Project Prioritization and Resource Management
Document Number: 2013-10433
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of, and request for public comments on, the Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) standard operating procedure (SOP) describing the process used to prioritize certification projects and manage certification project resources when local resources are not available.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-10367
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 727 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of cracking in the left-side chord of the fin closure rib on the vertical stabilizer. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the left and right side chords of the fin closure rib for cracking and corrosion, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking and corrosion in the left and right side chords of the fin closure rib, which could lead to widespread cracking in the chords that might weaken the fin closure rib structure and result in loss of airplane control due to lack of horizontal stabilizer support.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-10366
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that ballscrew rupture could occur on certain trimmable horizontal stabilizer actuators (THSAs). This proposed AD would require repetitive THSA ballscrew shaft integrity tests, and replacement if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct ballscrew rupture, which, along with corrosion on the ballscrew lower splines, may lead to loss of transmission of THSA torque loads from the ballscrew to the tie-bar and consequent THSA blowback, which could result in loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-10361
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to advise the flightcrew of emergency procedures for addressing angle of attack (AoA) sensor blockage. The existing AD also provides for optional terminating action for the AFM revision, which involves replacing AoA sensor conic plates with AoA sensor flat plates. Since we issued that AD, we have determined that the replacement of AoA sensor conic plates is necessary to address the identified unsafe condition. This proposed AD would mandate the installation of AoA sensor flat plates and removal of the AFM revision. We are proposing this AD to prevent reduced control of the airplane.
Notice for Data and Information Distribution Policy
Document Number: 2013-10295
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document is the FAA's proposal and the FAA's invitation to the public to comment on its data and information distribution policy. This notice is in accordance with the presidential directive for Open Government issued on January 21, 2009; this directive instructed agencies to make information available in open formats, and presume openness to the extent permitted by law and subject to valid privacy, confidentiality, security, and other restrictions. The scope of this policy does not include requests for historical FAA data or information whose availability will continue to be determined under the existing Freedom of Information Act process. FAA data and information published via FAA Web sites is not within the scope of this policy.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Twin Falls, ID
Document Number: 2013-10284
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace at Twin Falls Joslin Field-Magic Valley Regional Airport, Twin Falls, ID. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using the Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) and the Instrument Landing System (ILS) or Localizer (LOC) standard instrument approach procedures at the airport. The geographic coordinates of the airport and navigation aid also would be adjusted in the respective Class E airspace areas, and the airport name corrected to Twin Falls Joslin Field-Magic Valley Regional Airport. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport.
Acceptance of Noise Exposure Map Notice for Oakland County International Airport, Pontiac, Michigan
Document Number: 2013-10282
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by Oakland County, for the Oakland County International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et. seq. (formerly the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR Part 150 (hereinafter referred to as ``Part 150'') are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Immokalee, FL
Document Number: 2013-10214
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Immokalee, FL, to accommodate the Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Big Cypress Airfield. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; West Palm Beach, FL
Document Number: 2013-10212
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace in the West Palm Beach, FL area, as new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) have been developed at Palm Beach County Park Airport. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary for the continued safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the West Palm Beach, FL airspace area. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Griffin, GA
Document Number: 2013-10209
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Griffin, GA, as the Griffin Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned and new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) have been developed at Griffin-Spalding County Airport. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary for the continued safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Dayton, TN, Establishment of Class E Airspace; Cleveland, TN, and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Bradley Memorial Hospital, Cleveland, TN
Document Number: 2013-10193
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace at Dayton, TN, as the Hardwick Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned and new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) have been developed at Mark Anton Airport. Also, Hardwick Field Airport has closed; therefore, the controlled airspace area would be removed. This proposal also would establish Class E Airspace at Cleveland Regional Jetport, Cleveland, TN, to accommodate area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) SIAPs at the airport. Information regarding Bradley Memorial Hospital would be added to the Cleveland, TN, airspace description and removed from both the Dayton, TN, regulatory text as well as its listing as Bradley Memorial Hospital, Cleveland, TN, to correct an erroneous reference. This proposal would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations in the Dayton, TN, and Cleveland, TN, airspace areas.
Proposed Amendment of Class D Airspace; Sparta, WI
Document Number: 2013-10160
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D airspace at Sparta/Fort McCoy Airport, Sparta, WI. Changes to the airspace description are necessary due to the need to exclude active military restricted airspace. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for standard instrument approach procedures at the airport.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2013-09952
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-01
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: 2013-09950
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-01
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; Eurocopter France Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-09437
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter France Model AS350B, AS350BA, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, AS350C, AS350D, AS350D1, AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, AS355N, and AS355NP helicopters with certain Aerazur emergency flotation gear attachment brackets (brackets) installed. This AD requires an initial and recurring inspection of the brackets for a crack, and if there is a crack, replacing the cracked bracket with an airworthy bracket. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks on the brackets. The actions of this AD are intended to prevent failure of the emergency flotation system and loss of float stability in the event of a water landing.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-09436
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model AS350B, AS350BA, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, AS350C, AS350D, AS350D1, AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, and AS355N helicopters. This AD requires visual and dye penetrant inspections for cracks in the rear roller support shaft (shaft) and rear fitting (fitting) of the sliding door, and replacing the shaft or fitting if there is a crack. This AD's actions are prompted by reports of cracks in the shaft and the fitting and are intended to prevent the loss of the sliding door, which could come into contact with the rotor system, leading to damage to the helicopter and loss of helicopter control.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-09433
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH (Eurocopter) Model MBB-BK 117 C-2 helicopters. This AD requires inspecting the long tail rotor drive shaft assembly for blind rivets, and if any blind rivets are installed, replacing that shaft assembly. This AD was prompted by the discovery that some helicopters have blind rivets installed in the place of solid rivets in the long tail rotor drive shaft. The actions of this AD are intended to detect blind rivets installed in the long tail rotor drive shaft, which could lead to failure of the tail rotor drive shaft and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Diamond Aircraft Industries Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-09431
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Diamond Aircraft Industries Model DA 40 NG 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. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as chafing between the charge air tubing and the engine firewall that may cause a hole in the charge air tubing, which could result in loss of charged air pressure with consequent loss of engine power and loss of control. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-09412
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model SA-365N, SA-365N1, AS-365N2, AS 365 N3, and SA-366G1 helicopters. This AD requires an initial and recurring inspection of the 9-degree frame for a crack, and repair of the frame if there is a crack. This AD was prompted by the discovery of a crack in the 9-degree frame of a Eurocopter Model AS-365N2 helicopter, and these cracks could develop on the other specified model helicopters because they contain the same 9-degree frame. The actions specified by this AD are intended to detect a crack in the 9-degree frame to prevent loss of structural integrity and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-09205
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900 and -900ER series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of leaking fuel from the wing leading edge area at the inboard end of the number 5 leading edge slat. This AD requires modifying the fluid drain path in the wing leading edge area, forward of the wing front spar, and doing all applicable related investigative and corrective actions; and installing new seal disks on the latches in the fuel shutoff valve access door. We are issuing this AD to prevent flammable fluids from accumulating in the wing leading edge, and draining inboard and onto the engine exhaust nozzle, which could result in a fire.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-09202
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 767-300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that certain airplanes might not have reinforcement straps installed on the center overhead stowage bins in the passenger compartment, and some installed reinforcement straps might not have been bonded. For certain airplanes, this AD requires performing an inspection of reinforcement straps to ensure they are correctly bonded to the center overhead stowage bins, and bonding the reinforcement straps to the center overhead stowage bins if necessary. For certain airplanes, this AD requires installing reinforcement straps on the center overhead stowage bins. We are issuing this AD to prevent missing or incorrectly bonded reinforcement straps, which could result in the center overhead stowage bins breaking loose at forward load levels less than 9g during an emergency landing, causing injury to passengers and delaying emergency evacuation.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-09116
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-800 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of early fatigue cracks at chem-mill areas on the crown skin panels. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the fuselage skin along chem-mill steps at certain crown skin and shear wrinkle areas, and repair if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the skin panel at the specified chem-mill step locations, which could result in rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-09114
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-700 and -700C series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of early fatigue cracks at chem-mill areas on the crown skin panels. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the fuselage skin at certain locations at chem-mill areas, and repair if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the skin panel at the specified chem-mill step locations, which could result in rapid decompression of the airplane.