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Establishment of Class E Airspace; Boca Grande, FL
Document Number: 2013-13106
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Boca Grande, FL, to accommodate a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) special Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) serving Boca Grande 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.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Captiva, FL
Document Number: 2013-13105
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Captiva, FL, to accommodate a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) special Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) serving Upper Captiva 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.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Pine Island, FL
Document Number: 2013-13104
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Pine Island, FL, to accommodate a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) special Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) serving Pine 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.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Immokalee-Big Cypress Airfield, FL
Document Number: 2013-13027
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action makes a correction to the title and airspace descriptor of a final rule published in the Federal Register of May 1, 2013. The title and airspace descriptor are corrected to read Immokalee-Big Cypress Airfield, FL.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Linton, ND
Document Number: 2013-13026
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Linton, ND. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Linton 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; Atwood, KS
Document Number: 2013-13025
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Atwood, KS. Decommissioning of the Atwood non-directional radio beacon (NDB) at AtwoodRawlins CountyCity County 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. Geographic coordinates are also updated.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; La Pryor, Chaparrosa Ranch Airport, TX
Document Number: 2013-13024
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at La Pryor, TX. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Chaparrosa Ranch Airport. The airport's geographic coordinates are also adjusted. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Brigham City, UT
Document Number: 2013-13365
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace at Brigham City Airport, Brigham City, UT. The proposed decommissioning of the Brigham City Nondirectional Radio Beacon (NDB) has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also would make an adjustment to the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-13302
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (Bell) Model 206A, 206B, 206L, 206L-1, 206L-3, 206L-4, and 407 helicopters with an Apical Industries, Inc. (Apical) emergency float kit installed under supplemental type certificate (STC) number SR01535LA. This proposed AD would require inspecting, labeling, and replacing the float inflation hoses. This proposed AD is prompted by an incident in which the floats installed on a helicopter failed to deploy. The proposed actions are intended to prevent failure of the emergency floatation gear to deploy during an emergency event.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-13300
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter Model SA-365N, SA-365N1, AS-365N2, AS 365 N3, EC 155B, EC155B1, AS332C, AS332L, AS332L1, AS332L2, and EC225LP helicopters with certain EADS Sogerma pilot and co-pilot seats installed. This proposed AD would require inspecting the rear beam of each seat to determine if all of the weld beads are present and replacing the seat if any weld bead is missing. This proposed AD is prompted by a maintenance inspection that discovered a missing weld bead on the rear beam of a pilot seat. The proposed actions are intended to prevent failure of the pilot and co-pilot seats and subsequent injury to the pilot or co- pilot.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-13297
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model AS332C, AS332L, AS332L1, AS332L2, and EC225LP helicopters. This proposed AD would require inspecting the intermediate gearbox (IGB) fairing for a crack and inspecting the IGB fairing gutter (gutter), if installed, for a crack, separation, or interference. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of cracks, separation of the IGB fairing from the gutter and attachment supports, and subsequent interference with the tail rotor (TR) inclined drive shaft. The proposed actions are intended to detect a crack and prevent separation of the IGB fairing, which could result in interference with the TR inclined drive shaft and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. (Type Certificate Currently Held by AgustaWestland S.p.A.) Helicopters (Agusta)
Document Number: 2013-13293
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Agusta Model A109C, A109E, A109S, A109K2, and AW109SP helicopters. This proposed AD would require inspecting the lock wires securing the tail rotor (T/R) duplex bearing locking nut (locking nut) to determine whether any lock wires are missing or damaged. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of loosening T/R locking nuts, which if not corrected, could result in failure of the T/R and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Umatilla, FL
Document Number: 2013-13020
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E Airspace at Umatilla, FL, to accommodate the Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Umatilla Municipal Airport. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; San Marcos, TX
Document Number: 2013-13016
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D and Class E airspace at San Marcos, TX. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at San Marcos Municipal Airport and the decommissioning of the Garys Locator Outer Marker (LOM). The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport. Adjustments to the geographic coordinates also would be made.
Airworthiness Directives; Embraer S.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-12900
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 190 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks on the side stay of the main landing gear (MLG). This AD requires repetitive measurements of the left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) MLG side stay support fitting to detect bushing migration, and eventual replacement of the bushing; and a detailed inspection for damage on the LH and RH MLG side stay support assembly, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to prevent excessive bearing friction, which might compromise the MLG free fall extension and cause fatigue cracking on the MLG side stay and on its support assembly, resulting in reduced structural integrity of the MLG.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-12898
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model BD-100-1A10 (Challenger 300) airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of failure of a screw cap or end cap of the hydraulic system accumulator while on the ground, which resulted in loss of use of that hydraulic system and high-energy impact damage to adjacent systems and structures. This AD would require inspecting for the correct serial number of a certain hydraulic system accumulator, and replacing affected hydraulic system accumulators with new or serviceable accumulators. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of a screw cap or end cap and loss of the related hydraulic system, which could result in damage to airplane structure and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-12722
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model Mystere-Falcon 900 and Falcon 900EX airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of chafing between the tail strobe power supply and a hydraulic line. This AD requires modifying the tail strobe power supply wire routing. We are issuing this AD to prevent chafing between the tail strobe power supply and a hydraulic line, which could result in hydraulic fluid leakage and possible fire due to arcing, and consequent loss of control of the airplane due to structural failure of the tail.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (Bell) Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-12720
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Model 214B, 214B-1, and 214ST helicopters with a certain tail rotor hanger bearing (bearing) installed. This AD requires inspecting the bearing to determine whether an incorrectly manufactured seal material is installed on the bearing. This AD is prompted by a report that certain bearings were manufactured with an incorrect seal material that does not meet Bell specifications. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent loss of bearing grease, failure of the bearing, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-12717
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes; Model 767-200, -300, -300F, and -400ER series airplanes; and Model 777-200, -200LR, -300, and -300ER series airplanes. This AD was prompted by operator or in-service reports of burned Boeing Material Specification (BMS) 8-39 urethane foam, and a report from the airplane manufacturer indicating that airplanes were assembled, throughout various areas of the airplane (including flight deck and cargo compartments), with seals made of BMS 8-39 urethane foam, a material with fire-retardant properties that deteriorate with age. This AD requires replacing certain seals made of BMS 8-39 urethane foam. We are issuing this AD to prevent the failure of urethane seals to maintain sufficient Halon concentrations in the cargo compartments to extinguish or contain fire or smoke, and to prevent penetration of fire or smoke in areas of the airplane that are difficult to access for fire and smoke detection or suppression.
Airworthiness Directives; Iniziative Industriali Italiane S.p.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-12516
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Iniziative Industriali Italiane S.p.A. Models Sky Arrow 650 TC, Sky Arrow 650 TCN, Sky Arrow 650TCS, and Sky Arrow 650TCNS 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 improper installation of the spherical bearing on the central hinge lever and a crack on the weld length of the horizontal tail/elevator plane hinge assembly. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Class D Airspace; Waco, TX, and Establishment of Class D Airspace; Waco, TSTC-Waco Airport, TX
Document Number: 2013-13109
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D airspace at Waco, TX, by separating the Class D airspace at Waco Regional Airport from the Class D airspace at TSTC-Waco Airport. The FAA is taking this action to alleviate multiple air traffic controllers handling the same airspace and for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for standard instrument approach procedures at the airport. The geographic coordinates for Waco Regional Airport also would be adjusted.
Notice of Proposal Policy for Distribution of FAA Data and Information; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2013-13086
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action extends the comment period set out in the notice concerning data and information policy that was published on May 1, 2013. In that document, the FAA proposed its data and information distribution policy and sought comment. This extension is a result of formal requests from the public to extend the comment period to the proposal. This extension is necessary to afford all interested parties an opportunity to present their views on the proposed policy.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Commerce, TX
Document Number: 2013-13034
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Commerce, TX. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Commerce Municipal Airport (AAF). The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Lexington, OK
Document Number: 2013-13033
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Muldrow Army Heliport, Lexington, OK. Changes to military mission requirements require conversion of the Class E surface area to a Class E transition area. 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.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2013-13032
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
Proposed Amendment of Class D Airspace; Grand Forks AFB, ND
Document Number: 2013-13022
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D airspace at Grand Forks Air Force Base (AFB), Grand Forks, ND. Changes to the airspace description are necessary due to changes in air traffic control tower operating hours. 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.
Meeting: RTCA Program Management Committee
Document Number: 2013-13019
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Program Management Committee.
Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 223, Airport Surface Wireless Communications
Document Number: 2013-13017
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 223, Airport Surface Wireless Communications.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-13006
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems Model 340B airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that the elevator position quoted in an aircraft maintenance manual is incorrect for Saab 340B airplane. This proposed AD would require an inspection of the stick pusher rigging and an adjustment to the correct setting if necessary. We are proposing this AD to correct the rigging of the elevator position of the stick pusher to reduce the probability of a negative effect on the handling quality during stall, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-13002
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747- 100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive inspections for skin cracks at the shear tie end fastener locations of the fuselage frames, and repairing cracks if necessary. Since we issued that AD, additional cracking has been found on an airplane not affected by the existing AD. This proposed AD would also require repetitively inspecting for skin cracks next to the shear tie on airplanes with certain existing repair doublers, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would also revise the applicability to include additional airplanes. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracks in the fuselage skin that can propagate and grow, and result in reduced structural integrity and sudden decompression of the airplane in flight.