Federal Aviation Administration July 10, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Battle Mountain, NV
Document Number: 2013-16573
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-07-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at the Battle Mountain VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range Tactical Air Navigational Aid (VORTAC) navigation aid, Battle Mountain, NV, to facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft under control of Salt Lake City, Oakland, and Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCCs). The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations within the National Airspace System.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Everett, WA
Document Number: 2013-16572
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-07-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace at Everett, WA, to accommodate aircraft departing and arriving under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) at Snohomish County Airport (Paine Field), WA. A minor adjustment would also be made to the geographic coordinates of the Airport. This action, initiated by the biennial review of the Snohomish County airspace area, would enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Glasgow, MT
Document Number: 2013-16571
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-07-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at the Glasgow VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid, Glasgow, MT, to facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft under control of Salt Lake City and Minneapolis Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCCs). The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations within the National Airspace System.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Wasatch, UT
Document Number: 2013-16568
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-07-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at the Wasatch VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range Tactical Air Navigational Aid (VORTAC) navigation aid, Wasatch, UT, to facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft under control of Salt Lake City Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations within the National Airspace System.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Ogallala, NE
Document Number: 2013-16448
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Ogallala, NE. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Searle Field Airport. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Elbow Lake, MN
Document Number: 2013-16444
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Elbow Lake, MN. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Elbow Lake MunicipalPride of the Prairie Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Sanibel, FL
Document Number: 2013-16442
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects the geographic coordinates in the airspace description of a final rule, published in the Federal Register on June 10, 2013, establishing controlled airspace at Sanibel Island Heliport, Sanibel, FL.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-15532
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all PILATUS Aircraft Ltd. Model PC-7 airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as a need to incorporate new revisions into the Limitations section of the FAA-approved maintenance program (e.g., maintenance manual). The limitations were revised to include an emergency fuel control system adjustment test. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-15335
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of an uncommanded nose landing gear (NLG) retraction. This AD requires installing a power interruption protection circuit for the landing gear control interface unit (LGCIU). We are issuing this AD to prevent untimely unlocking and/or retraction of the NLG, which, while on the ground, could result in injury to ground personnel and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Dowty Propellers Propellers
Document Number: 2013-15292
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Dowty Propellers R408/6-123-F/17 model propellers. That AD currently requires initial applications of sealant between the bus bar assembly and the backplate assembly of certain line-replaceable units, and repetitive applications of sealant on all R408/6-123-F/17 model propellers. This new AD requires the same actions and allows the use of an equivalent sealant as prescribed in revised service information. This AD was prompted by the need to add an optional terminating action to the applications of sealant. We are issuing this AD to prevent an in-flight double generator failure, which could result in reduced control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-15153
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A319-112, -113, and -132 airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, -214, -231, and -232 airplanes; and Model A321-111 and -131 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of two fatigue cracks on the left-hand and right-hand sides of the continuity fittings at the front windshield lower framing on a Model A319 series airplane. This AD requires a high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspection for any cracking on the left- hand and right-hand sides of the windshield central lower node continuity fittings, and repair if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the windshield central lower node continuity fittings, which could reduce the structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Piper Aircraft, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-15149
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. Models PA-46-310P, PA-46-350P, PA-46R-350T, and PA-46-500TP airplanes. This AD requires inspecting the fuel vent valves to identify if the nitrile parts are installed and modifying and eventually replacing the fuel vent valves if the nitrile parts are installed. This AD was prompted by nitrile fuel vent valves not providing the correct ventilation. If not corrected, this unsafe condition may lead to structural damage of the wings, which could result in loss of control. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-15141
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain DASSAULT AVIATION Model FALCON 2000, FALCON 2000EX, MYSTERE-FALCON 900, and FALCON 900EX airplanes; and all Model MYSTERE-FALCON 50 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that collapse of the main landing gear (MLG) could cause wing tank structure failure, which could result in fuel spillage and consequent fire hazard. This AD requires modification of the wing fuel tanks in the area of the wheel well. We are issuing this AD to prevent fuel spillage in the event of a MLG collapse, and consequent fire hazard.