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Airworthiness Directives; Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-14569
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A Model P-180 airplanes. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated 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 cracks at the joint between the hinge pin sub- assembly and the lock pin of the main landing gear lever hinge fitting. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2013-14537
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-19
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.
Notice of Policy Clarification for the Registration of Aircraft to U.S. Citizen Trustees in Situations Involving Non-U.S. Citizen Trustors and Beneficiaries
Document Number: 2013-14434
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice is hereby given of the FAA's clarification of its policy regarding the registration of aircraft to U.S. Citizen Trustees in situations involving non-U.S. citizen trustors and beneficiaries.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Tuskegee, AL
Document Number: 2013-14150
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends 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 Moton Field Municipal Airport. This action also corrects the spelling of the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-13524
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. That AD currently requires revising the airplane flight manual, deactivating and removing certain hydraulic accumulators, inspecting for cracks on accumulators and screw caps, and replacing certain accumulators. For certain airplanes, this new AD reduces the compliance time for a certain replacement. This AD was prompted by reports of on-ground hydraulic accumulator screw cap/end cap failure. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct hydraulic accumulator screw cap/end cap failure, which could result in the loss of the associated hydraulic system and high-energy impact damage to adjacent systems and structure, and consequent loss of control of the airplane.
Special Conditions: Cirrus Design Corporation Model SF50 Airplane; Function and Reliability Testing; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2013-14327
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is withdrawing a previously published notice granting special conditions for the Cirrus Design Corporation model SF50 airplane. We are withdrawing Special Condition No. 23-248-SC through mutual agreement with Cirrus Design Corporation.
Special Conditions: The Boeing Company, Model 717-200 Series Airplanes; Seats With Inflatable Lapbelts
Document Number: 2013-14322
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 717- 200 series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with seats with inflatable lapbelts. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2013-14304
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-17
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-14279
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter Model AS350B, BA, B1, B2, C, D, and D1 helicopters and Model AS355E, F, F1, F2, and N helicopters with certain part- numbered tail gearbox (TGB) control levers installed. The existing AD currently requires repetitive visual inspections of the TGB control lever for a crack and replacing a cracked TGB control lever with an airworthy TGB control lever. Since we issued that AD, we have received reports of cracking on the opposite area of the TGB control lever. This proposed AD would retain the current requirements and would also require inspecting other areas of the TGB control lever not previously inspected and at additional inspection intervals. The proposed actions are intended to prevent failure of the TGB control lever, loss of tail rotor control, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (Type Certificate Previously Held by Raytheon Aircraft Company) Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-14247
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (Type Certificate Previously Held by Raytheon Aircraft Company) Model BAe.125 Series 800A (including C-29A and U-125), and 800B airplanes; and Model Hawker 800 (including variant U-125A) and 800XP airplanes modified in accordance with a certain winglet supplemental type certificate. This AD requires revising the Limitations section of the airplane flight manual (AFM) and installing placards on the instrument panel. This AD was prompted by reports of several instances of severe vibration and wing/aileron oscillations. We are issuing this AD to prevent vibration and wing/aileron oscillations, which could cause structural damage or lead to divergent flutter, and result in loss of integrity of the wing, loss of control of the airplane, and in-flight breakup.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Cleveland, TN
Document Number: 2013-13103
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
A notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register of March 6, 2013, to establish Class E airspace at Cleveland Regional Jetport, Cleveland, TN, is being withdrawn. Upon review, the FAA found that, for clarity, combining this proposed rulemaking with another proposal to amend existing airspace is necessary.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Cleveland, TN
Document Number: 2013-14153
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
A notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register of March 6, 2013, to establish Class E airspace at Cleveland Regional Jetport, Cleveland, TN, is being withdrawn. Upon review, the FAA found that, for clarity, combining this proposed rulemaking with another proposal to amend existing airspace is necessary.
Special Conditions: Cirrus Design Corporation, Model SF50; Fire Extinguishing for Upper Aft Fuselage Mounted Engine; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2013-14151
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is withdrawing a previously published notice granting special conditions for the Cirrus Design Corporation model SF50 airplane. We are withdrawing Special Condition No. 23-245-SC through mutual agreement with Cirrus Design Corporation.
Airworthiness Directives; MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI), Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-14139
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the MDHI Model MD900 helicopters with certain main rotor blade (MRB) retention bolts (bolts) installed. This proposed AD would require a daily check of the position of each bolt and would also require a daily check and a repetitive inspection for a gap in each bolt. The proposed AD would also require, if necessary, removing and inspecting the bolt for a crack and replacing any cracked bolt with an airworthy bolt. This proposed AD is prompted by multiple reports of in-service bolt failures. The proposed actions are intended to prevent failure of a bolt, which could lead to loss of MRB structural integrity and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance
Document Number: 2013-14067
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change a 3.03-acre portion of Parcel AA of airport land from aeronautical use to non- aeronautical use (for lease), located at Quad City International Airport, Moline, Illinois. The subject 3.03-acre portion of Parcel AA (10.84 total acres) is located in the north quadrant of the airport along Airport Drive and currently not being used directly for aeronautical purposes other than for the protection of FAR Part 77 surfaces and compatible land use. The change from aeronautical to non-aeronautical use would allow the construction of a hotel on the subject 3.03-acre parcel. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use.
Airworthiness Directives; Engine Alliance Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2013-14040
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Engine Alliance GP7270 and GP7277 turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by damage to the high-pressure compressor (HPC) stage 7-9 spool caused by failure of the baffle plate feature on affected HPC stage 6 disks. This AD requires initial and repetitive borescope inspections of the baffle plate feature and removal from service of the HPC stage 6 disk if the plate is missing material. This AD also requires mandatory removal from service of these HPC stage 6 disks at the next HPC module exposure. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the HPC stage 7-9 spool, uncontained engine failure, and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2013-14035
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) BR700-725A1-12 turbofan engines with fuel pump tube part number FW64852 installed. This AD requires removal of the affected fuel pump tube and its replacement with a part eligible for installation. This AD was prompted by the discovery that cracks have occurred in the affected fuel pump tube between the fuel metering unit and the main fuel pump. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of fuel supply to the engine, which could result in in-flight engine shutdown of one or more engines, loss of thrust control and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-13294
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777-200 and -300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of hydraulic fluid contamination (including contamination caused by hydraulic fluid in its liquid, vapor, and/or solid (coked) form) found in the strut forward dry bay. This AD requires repetitive general visual inspections of the strut forward dry bay for the presence of hydraulic fluid, and related investigative and corrective actions (including checking drain lines for blockage due to hydraulic fluid coking, and cleaning or replacing drain lines to allow drainage) if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct hydraulic fluid contamination of the strut forward dry bay, which could result in hydrogen embrittlement of the titanium forward engine mount bulkhead fittings, and consequent inability of the fittings to carry engine loads, resulting in engine separation. Hydraulic embrittlement also could cause a through-crack formation across the fittings through which an engine fire could breach into the strut, resulting in an uncontained strut fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2013-14034
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) model Tay 650-15 turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by excessive deterioration of the high-pressure (HP) air bleed valve operating mechanism. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection of the HP air bleed valve operating mechanism and, depending on findings, corrective action. We are proposing this AD to prevent multiple fan blade failure, which could result in uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2013-13898
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-12
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.
Special Conditions: Eurocopter France, EC175B; Use of 30-Minute Power Rating
Document Number: 2013-13800
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Eurocopter France Model EC175B helicopter. This model helicopter will have the novel or unusual design feature of a 30-minute power rating, generally intended to be used for hovering at increased power for search and rescue missions. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Airworthiness Directives; Piper Aircraft, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-13666
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for all Piper Aircraft, Inc. Models PA-31, PA-31-325, and PA-31-350 airplanes. That AD currently requires a detailed repetitive inspection of the exhaust system downstream of the turbochargers and repair or replacement of parts as necessary. This new AD requires visual repetitive inspections, expanding the inspection scope to include the entirety of each airplane exhaust system. This AD was prompted by reports of exhaust system failures upstream of aircraft turbochargers and between recurring detailed inspections. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Office of Commercial Space Transportation; Notice of Extension of Comment Period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the SpaceX Texas Launch Site
Document Number: 2013-13814
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
A Notice of Availability (NOA) for the FAA's Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the SpaceX Texas Launch Site (Draft EIS) was published in the Federal Register by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on April 19, 2013 (78 FR 23558). The FAA also published an NOA of the Draft EIS in the Federal Register on the same day (78 FR 23629). The comment period for the Draft EIS was to end on June 3, 2013 (45 days after publication of the proposal in the Federal Register). This notice extends the comment period to June 24, 2013 to allow the public additional time to comment on the Draft EIS.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-13799
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model EC 155B and EC155B1 helicopters. This proposed AD would require repetitively inspecting the lower and upper front and rear fittings (fittings) that attach the upper fin to the fenestron for a crack. If there is a crack, this AD would require removing all four fittings from service. This proposed AD would also require, within a specified time, removing all fittings from service, and the fittings would not be eligible to be installed on any helicopter. This AD is prompted by the loss of an upper fin in flight. The proposed actions are intended to detect a crack in the fittings to prevent loss of the upper fin and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (Bell), Model Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-13797
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the Bell Model 412, 412CF, and 412EP helicopters. The AD currently requires reidentifying each affected part-numbered main rotor yoke (yoke) on its data plate, reducing the retirement life of the reidentified yoke, and revising the Airworthiness Limitations section of the maintenance manual or the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICAs) accordingly. Since we issued the AD, we have discovered that the affected yokes do not have a data plate, making compliance with the part-marking requirements of the existing AD impossible. This proposed AD would retain the current requirements with the exception of the P/N marking location. The actions specified in this AD are intended to prevent fatigue cracking of a yoke, failure of the yoke, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Consensus Standards, Light-Sport Aircraft
Document Number: 2013-13796
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of one new and seven revised consensus standards relating to the provisions of the Sport Pilot and Light-Sport Aircraft rule issued July 16, 2004, and effective September 1, 2004. ASTM International Committee F37 on Light Sport Aircraft developed the new and revised standards with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) participation. By this notice, the FAA finds the new and revised standards acceptable for certification of the specified aircraft under the provisions of the Sport Pilot and Light-Sport Aircraft rule.
Revisions to Operational Requirements for the Use of Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS) and to Pilot Compartment View Requirements for Vision Systems
Document Number: 2013-13454
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is proposing to permit operators to use an Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) in lieu of natural vision to continue descending from 100 feet above the touchdown zone elevation to the runway and land on certain straight-in instrument approach procedures under instrument flight rules (IFR). This proposal would also permit certain operators using EFVS-equipped aircraft to dispatch, release, or takeoff under IFR, and to initiate and continue an approach, when the destination airport weather is below authorized visibility minimums for the runway of intended landing. Under this proposal, pilot training, recent flight experience, and proficiency would be required for operators who use EFVS in lieu of natural vision to descend below decision altitude, decision height, or minimum descent altitude. EFVS- equipped aircraft conducting operations to touchdown and rollout would be required to meet additional airworthiness requirements. This proposal would also revise pilot compartment view certification requirements for vision systems using a transparent display surface located in the pilot's outside view. The proposal would take advantage of advanced vision capabilities thereby achieving the NextGen goals of increasing access, efficiency, and throughput at many airports when low visibility is the limiting factor. Additionally, it would enable EFVS operations in reduced visibilities on a greater number of approach procedure types while maintaining an equivalent level of safety.
Airworthiness Directives; CFM International S.A. Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2013-13721
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all CFM56-3 and CFM56-7B series turbofan engines with certain accessory gearboxes (AGBs) not equipped with a handcranking pad ``oil dynamic seal'' assembly. This proposed AD was prompted by 42 events of total loss of engine oil from CFM56 series turbofan engines while in flight. This proposed AD would require an independent inspection to verify re- installation of the handcranking pad cover after removal of the pad cover for maintenance until installation of a handcranking pad oil dynamic seal assembly. This inspection requirement exceeds normal maintenance and is necessary due to the design and location of the handcranking pad cover on the accessory gear box. We are proposing this AD to prevent loss of engine oil while in flight, which could result in engine failure, loss of thrust control, and damage to the airplane.
Proposed Establishment of Class D Airspace; Bryant AAF, Anchorage, AK
Document Number: 2013-13596
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing a SNPRM for the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published on August 22, 2012 to establish Class D airspace at Bryant Army Airfield (AAF), Anchorage, AK. After review of comments received, the FAA determined that the portion of controlled airspace east of Glenn Highway needs further review and, therefore, would be eliminated from this proposal for the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport.
Proposed Modification of Class D and E Airspace; Kenai, AK
Document Number: 2013-13570
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class D and E airspace at Kenai, AK, to accommodate aircraft departing and arriving under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) at Kenai Municipal Airport. A minor adjustment also would be made to the geographic coordinates of the airport. This action, initiated by the biennial review of the Kenai airspace area, would enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2013-13366
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-10
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: 2013-13364
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-10
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.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Tobe, CO
Document Number: 2013-13362
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes 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). This improves the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Clifton/Morenci, AZ
Document Number: 2013-13360
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies 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. This improves the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Gillette, WY
Document Number: 2013-13359
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes 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). This improves the safety and management of IFR operations within the National Airspace System.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Blue Mesa, CO
Document Number: 2013-13357
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at 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). This improves the safety and management of IFR operations within the National Airspace System.
Modification of Class D and Class E Airspace and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Pasco, WA
Document Number: 2013-13356
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E surface airspace at Tri-Cities Airport, Pasco, WA, to accommodate aircraft using Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at Tri-Cities Airport, Pasco, WA. The geographic coordinates of Tri-Cities Airport and Vista Field Airport, Kennewick, WA, formerly called Vista Airport, are adjusted for existing Class D and E airspace. This action also makes a minor change to the legal description of the Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D surface area. This improves the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Bend, OR
Document Number: 2013-13355
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace at Bend, OR, to accommodate aircraft departing and arriving under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) at Bend Municipal Airport. This improves the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. This action also makes some editorial changes for clarity. This action also adjusts the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Sanibel, FL
Document Number: 2013-13107
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Sanibel, FL, to accommodate a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) special Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) serving Sanibel Island Heliport. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System. Also, geographic coordinates are corrected under their proper heading.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbojet Engines
Document Number: 2013-13012
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Viper Mk. 601-22 turbojet engines. This AD requires reducing the life of certain critical parts. This AD was prompted by a review carried out by RR of the lives of these parts. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of life-limited parts, damage to the engine, and damage to the airplane.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) Airman Testing Standards and Training Working Group (ATSTWG)
Document Number: 2013-13513
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the reopening of the comment period on the availability of draft Airman Certification Standards (ACS) documents developed by the Airman Testing Standards and Training WG for the private pilot certificate and the instrument rating. These documents are available for public review, download, and comment.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2013-13509
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Turbomeca S.A. Arriel 2D turboshaft engines. The existing AD currently requires replacing the hydromechanical metering unit (HMU) at a reduced life. Since we issued that AD, further cases of deterioration of HMU rotating components have been reported before the HMU reached the replacement interval in that AD. The proposed AD would maintain the existing AD requirements and would also require inspections of the HMU. We are proposing this AD to prevent an uncommanded in-flight shutdown of the engine, and possible loss of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-13487
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model AS332L2 and EC225LP helicopters. This proposed AD would require inspecting the torque value of the bolts that secure the front and rear main gearbox (MGB) suspension bar attaching fittings, and re-torqueing the bolts to the proper value if the torque value is out of tolerance. This proposed AD would also require, if the torque value is out of tolerance by more than 20 percent, inspecting the bolts, frames, and related equipment for a crack and repairing or replacing them if cracked. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of cracks on Frame 5295 of Model AS332L2 helicopters. These actions are intended to detect the torque loss of the bolts that secure the MGB bar attaching fittings and to prevent cracks that could lead to failure of the MGB supporting structure, detachment of the MGB, and loss of helicopter control.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (Bell) Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-13483
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bell Model 206L-3 and 206L-4 helicopters. This proposed AD would require installing a placard beneath the engine power dual tachometer and revising the limitations section of the rotorcraft flight manual (RFM). This proposed AD is prompted by several incidents of third stage engine turbine wheel failures, which were caused by excessive vibrations at certain engine speeds during steady-state operations. The proposed actions are intended to alert pilots to avoid certain engine speeds during steady-state operations, prevent failure of the third stage engine turbine, engine power loss, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (Bell) Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-13481
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bell Model 206B and 206L helicopters. This proposed AD would require installing a placard beneath the engine power dual tachometer and revising the operating limitations section of the rotorcraft flight manual (RFM). This proposed AD is prompted by several incidents of third stage engine turbine wheel failures, which were caused by excessive vibrations at certain engine speeds during steady-state operations. The proposed actions are intended to alert pilots to avoid certain engine speeds during steady-state operations, prevent failure of the third stage engine turbine, engine power loss, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (Bell) Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-13480
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Model 230 helicopters. This proposed AD would require installing a placard on the instrument panel and revising the limitations section of the rotorcraft flight manual (RFM). This proposed AD is prompted by several incidents of third stage engine turbine wheel failures, which were caused by excessive vibrations at certain engine speeds during steady-state operations. The proposed actions are intended to alert pilots to avoid certain engine speeds during steady-state operations, prevent failure of the third stage engine turbine, engine power loss, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (Bell) Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-13478
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bell Model 430 helicopters. This proposed AD would require installing a placard on the instrument panel and revising the limitations section of the rotorcraft flight manual (RFM). This proposed AD is prompted by several incidents of third stage engine turbine wheel failures, which were caused by excessive vibrations at certain engine speeds during steady-state operations. The proposed actions are intended to alert pilots to avoid certain engine speeds during steady-state operations, prevent failure of the third stage engine turbine, engine power loss, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (Bell) Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-13477
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bell Model 407 helicopters. This proposed AD would require installing a placard beneath the NR/NP dual tachometer and revising the limitations section of the rotorcraft flight manual (RFM). This proposed AD is prompted by several incidents of third stage engine turbine wheel failures, which were caused by excessive vibrations at certain engine speeds during steady-state operations. The proposed actions are intended to alert pilots to avoid certain engine speeds during steady-state operations, prevent failure of the third stage engine turbine, engine power loss, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2013-13336
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-06
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.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2013-13335
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the ARAC.