Federal Aviation Administration August 12, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-19462
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2007-16- 19, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 747-200B, 747- 300, and 747-400 series airplanes. AD 2007-16-19 requires repetitive detailed inspections for cracking of the aft tension tie channels from body station (BS) 1120 to BS 1220 and from BS 880 to BS 1100, and corrective actions if necessary, and optional terminating action. Since we issued that AD, analysis has indicated the need to mandate the previously optional modification. This proposed AD would retain the existing requirements, limit the area of the detailed inspection, add repetitive surface high-frequency eddy current inspections, and mandate the previously optional terminating action. We are proposing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking of the tension ties, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane and rapid depressurization of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-19461
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a design review, which revealed that no controlled bonding provisions are present on a number of critical locations inside the fuel tank or connected to the fuel tank wall. This proposed AD would require installing additional bonding provisions in the fuel tank, and revising the airplane maintenance program by incorporating fuel airworthiness limitation items and critical design configuration control limitations. We are proposing this AD to prevent an ignition source in the fuel tank vapor space, which could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-19458
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 767-200, -300, -300F, and -400ER airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports indicating that a standard access door was located where an impact-resistant access door was required, and stencils were missing from some impact-resistant access doors. This proposed AD would require an inspection of the left- and right-hand wing fuel tank access doors to determine that impact- resistant access doors are installed in the correct locations, and to replace any door with an impact-resistant access door if necessary. This proposed AD also would require an inspection for stencils and index markers on impact-resistant access doors, and application of new stencils or index markers if necessary. This proposed AD would also require revising the maintenance program to incorporate changes to the airworthiness limitations section. We are proposing this AD to prevent foreign object penetration of the fuel tank, which could cause a fuel leak near an ignition source (e.g., hot brakes or engine exhaust nozzle), consequently leading to a fuel-fed fire.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Carlsbad, NM
Document Number: 2013-19456
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Carlsbad, NM. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Cavern City Air Terminal. 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; Kankakee, IL
Document Number: 2013-19455
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Kankakee, IL. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate amended Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Greater Kankakee Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport. Geographic coordinates would also be updated.
Notice of Request To Release Airport Property
Document Number: 2013-19454
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land, Lot 3, at the Ottumwa Regional Airport, Ottumwa, Iowa, under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2).
Notice of Request To Release Airport Property
Document Number: 2013-19451
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land, Lot 14, at the Ottumwa Regional Airport, Ottumwa, Iowa, under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2).
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Curtis, NE
Document Number: 2013-19450
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Curtis, NE. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Curtis Municipal Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a New Approval of Information Collection: Helicopter Air Ambulance Operator Reports; Correction
Document Number: 2013-19449
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a new information collection. This notice corrects a notice published in the Federal Register on July 31, 2013 (78 FR 46405) to include additional background information, to include the docket number FAA-2013-0684, which contains supplementary documentation on the subject information collection, and to extend the comment period. The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 included a mandate to begin collection of operational data from Air Ambulance operators. FAA is to summarize the data and report to Congress no later than February 14, 2014, and annually thereafter.
Proposed Establishment of Class D Airspace; Mesquite, TX
Document Number: 2013-19448
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class D airspace at Mesquite, TX. Establishment of an air traffic control tower at Mesquite Metro Airport has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Mesquite Metro Airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Hampton, IA
Document Number: 2013-19445
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Hampton, IA. Decommissioning of the Hampton non-directional beacon (NDB) at Hampton Municipal Airport has made reconfiguration necessary for standard instrument approach procedures and for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (Bell) Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-19431
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Model 214B, 214B-1, and 214ST helicopters with certain tail rotor hanger bearings (bearing) installed. The existing AD currently requires inspecting the bearing to determine whether an incorrectly manufactured seal material is installed on the bearing. Since we issued that AD, we have determined that replacing the defective bearing is a required terminating action. This proposed AD would retain the repetitive inspection of the bearings and would also require replacing the defective bearings. The proposed actions are intended to prevent loss of bearing grease, failure of the bearing, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2013-19415
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Turbomeca S.A. Arriel 1A1, 1A2, 1B, 1C, 1C1, 1C2, 1D, 1D1, 1E2, 1K1, 1S, and 1S1 turboshaft engines. This proposed AD was prompted by a ``chip illumination event'' in flight on a Turbomeca S.A. Arriel 1 engine. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection of the free turbine (FT) module (M04) for the affected Turbomeca S.A. Arriel 1 engines and, if a discrepancy is found, repair of the affected module. We are proposing this AD to prevent a loss of FT bearing lubrication, resulting FT module failure, damage to the engine, and damage to the aircraft.
Airworthiness Directives; Continental Motors, Inc. Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: 2013-19414
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airmotive Engineering Corp. replacement parts manufacturer approval (PMA) cylinder assemblies marketed by Engine Components International Division (ECi), used on the Continental Motors, Inc. (CMI) models 520 and 550 reciprocating engines, and all other engine models approved for the use of CMI models 520 and 550 cylinder assemblies such as the CMI model 470 when modified by supplemental type certificate (STC). This proposed AD was prompted by failure reports of multiple cylinder head-to-barrel separations and cracked and leaking aluminum cylinder heads. This proposed AD would require initial and repetitive inspections, replacement of cracked cylinders, and replacement of cylinder assemblies at reduced times-in-service. This proposed AD would also prohibit the installation of affected cylinder assemblies into any engine. We are proposing this AD to prevent cylinder head cracks, engine failure, and loss of the airplane.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2013-18850
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-12
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: 2013-18841
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-12
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; BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG Rotax Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: 2013-18528
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for all BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG Rotax model 912 F2; 912 F3; 912 F4; 912 S2; 912 S3; 912 S4; 914 F2; 914 F3; and 914 F4 reciprocating engines. That AD required a one-time visual inspection for excessive oil or carbon deposits on the cylinder No. 2 and No. 3 (\2/3\) spark plug center and grounding electrodes, and if found, replacement of the cylinder head before further flight. This AD was prompted by a report that additional engine cylinder heads are likely to be affected. We are issuing this AD to prevent excessive oil consumption, which could result in an in-flight engine shutdown, forced landing, and damage to the airplane.