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Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Macon, GA
Document Number: 2013-20504
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace at Macon, GA, as the Bay Creek NDB has been decommissioned and airspace reconfiguration is necessary for the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Perry-Houston County Airport. This action also would amend controlled airspace and update the name and geographic coordinates of Macon Downtown Airport and amend controlled airspace for Middle Georgia Regional Airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Cut Bank, MT
Document Number: 2013-20502
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace at Cut Bank Municipal Airport, Cut Bank, MT. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at the airport. The geographic coordinates of the airport would be adjusted in the respective Class E airspace areas. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport.
Government/Industry Aeronautical Charting Forum Meeting
Document Number: 2013-20450
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the bi-annual meeting of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aeronautical Charting Forum (ACF) to discuss informational content and design of aeronautical charts and related products, as well as instrument flight procedures development policy and design criteria.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 777-200, -300, and -300ER Series Airplanes; Rechargeable Lithium Ion Batteries and Battery Systems
Document Number: 2013-20427
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Boeing Model 777-200, -300, and -300ER series airplanes. These airplanes as modified by the ARINC Aerospace Company will have a novel or unusual design feature, specifically the rechargeable lithium ion batteries and battery system that will be used on an International Communications Group (ICG) ePhone cordless cabin handset. 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; Fort Polk, LA
Document Number: 2013-20379
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Fort Polk, LA. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Polk Army Airfield (AAF). The airport's geographic coordinates are also adjusted. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Harlingen, TX
Document Number: 2013-20378
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Harlingen, TX. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures due to the decommissioning of the Sebas locator outer marker/nondirectional radio beacon (LOM/NDB) at Valley International Airport. The airport's name and geographic coordinates are also updated. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Stockton, KS
Document Number: 2013-20376
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Stockton, KS. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Rooks County Regional Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
34th Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 206, Aeronautical Information and Meteorological Data Link Services
Document Number: 2013-20433
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the thirty-fourth meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 206, Aeronautical Information and Meteorological Data Link Services.
Twenty-Fourth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 224, Airport Security Access Control Systems
Document Number: 2013-20424
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the twenty-fourth meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 224, Airport Security Access Control Systems.
Seventeenth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 217-Aeronautical Databases Joint With EUROCAE WG-44-Aeronautical Databases
Document Number: 2013-20423
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 217Aeronautical Databases being held jointly with EUROCAE WG-44Aeronautical Databases.
Seventh Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 227, Standards of Navigation Performance
Document Number: 2013-20420
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the seventh meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 227, Standards of Navigation Performance.
Access to Aircraft Situation Display to Industry (ASDI) and National Airspace System Status Information (NASSI) Data
Document Number: 2013-20375
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In a proposal published on May 9, 2012, the FAA tentatively identified a process through which aircraft owners and operators could ask the FAA to limit the agency's dissemination of their aircraft data via the FAA's ASDI program.\1\ The FAA noted that its final decision on the policy will replace the interim policy to which the FAA has adhered since publishing it on December 16, 2011.\2\ After considering each of the comments submitted to the public docket in response to the proposal, the FAA is issuing this final policy with respect to the dissemination of aircraft data via ASDI.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (AST) Customer Service Survey
Document Number: 2013-20374
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
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 to renew an information collection. The FAA Office of the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (AST) conducts this survey in order to obtain industry input on customer service standards which have been developed and distributed to industry customers.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Experimental Permits for Reusable Suborbital Rockets
Document Number: 2013-20373
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
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 to renew an information collection. The FAA collects information from applicants for experimental permits in order to determine whether they satisfy the requirements for obtaining an experimental permit under 14 CFR part 437.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Certification and Operations
Document Number: 2013-20372
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
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 to renew an information collection. 14 CFR part 125 prescribes requirements for issuing operating certificates and for appropriate operating rules. In addition to the statutory basis, the collection of this information is necessary to issue, reissue, or amend applicant's operating certificates and operations specifications.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Airports Grants Program
Document Number: 2013-20369
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
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 to renew an information collection. The FAA collects information from airport sponsors and planning agencies in order to administer the Airports Grants Program. Data is used to determine eligibility, ensure proper use of Federal Funds, and ensure project accomplishment.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Surplus Property Release at George M. Bryan Airport Starkville, Mississippi
Document Number: 2013-20368
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. Section 47153(c), notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the Starkville Board of Alderman to waive the requirement that a 10.01-acre parcel of surplus property, located at the George M. Bryan Airport, be used for aeronautical purposes.
Airworthiness Directives; Piper Aircraft, Inc.
Document Number: 2013-20328
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. Models PA-28-140, PA- 28-150, PA-28-160, PA-28-180, PA-28R-180, and PA-28R-200 airplanes. AD 71-21-08, Amendment 39-1312 (36 FR 19572, October 8, 1971) currently requires replacement of the fuel selector valve cover. Since we issued AD 71-21-08, it has been found that a similar fuel selector valve issue exists in additional serial numbered airplanes not identified in the existing AD. This proposed AD would add additional airplanes to the AD's applicability section and changes the compliance time of the required actions. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-20312
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model AS332C, AS332L, AS332L1, AS332L2, and SA330J helicopters. This proposed AD would require inspecting the crimping of the ball joint of the upper- and lower- end- fittings of the main servo-control and, depending on findings, replacing the main servo-control or repairing the ball joint. This proposed AD is prompted by incidents of missing crimping on the ball joints of servo-control end-fittings. The proposed actions are intended to prevent failure of a main servo-control upper end fitting, and subsequent failure of the flight controls and loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron
Document Number: 2013-20309
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron (Bell) Model 222, 222B, 222U, 230, and 430 helicopters. The existing AD currently requires inspecting parts of the main rotor hydraulic servo actuator (servo actuator) for certain conditions and replacing any unairworthy parts before further flight. Since we issued the AD, a new stainless steel piston rod has been manufactured. We propose requiring the installation of a servo actuator assembly with this piston rod and setting an interval for the next overhaul at 10,000 hours time-in-service (TIS) or 10 years, whichever comes first. The proposed actions are intended to detect pitting or penetration of the base metal of the piston rod that could lead to the piston rod's failure, the servo actuator's failure, and the loss of helicopter control.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-20251
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2006-06- 14, that applies to certain Airbus Model A318-100 and A319-100 series airplanes, A320-111 airplanes, A320-200 series airplanes, and A321-100 and A321-200 series airplanes. AD 2006- 06-14 requires operators to review the airplane's maintenance records to determine the part numbers of the magnetic fuel level indicators (MFLIs) of the wing fuel tanks, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. Since we issued AD 2006-06-14, we received information that the related investigative actions of the existing AD are not fully effective and that an affected MFLI could still be installed on airplanes on which the related investigative actions were accomplished. This proposed AD would also require an inspection (improved method) to determine the part numbers of the MFLIs, and, if necessary, replacement of the MFLI or repair. We are proposing this AD to prevent an ignition source in the wing fuel tank in the event of a lightning strike, which could result in a fire or explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; Various Restricted Category Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-20249
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for various restricted category helicopters, originally manufactured by Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (Bell), model numbers HH-1K, TH-1F, TH- 1L, UH-1A, UH-1B, UH-1E, UH-1F, UH-1H, UH-1L, and UH-1P. The current type certificate holders include but are not limited to Arrow Falcon Exporters Inc.; AST, Inc.; Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.; Global Helicopter Technology, Inc.; Hagglund Helicopters, LLC; International Helicopters, Inc.; JJASPP Engineering Services, LLC; Northwest Rotorcraft, LLC; OAS Parts LLC; Richards Heavylift Helo, Inc.; Robinson Air Crane, Inc.; Rotorcraft Development Corporation; San Joaquin Helicopters; Smith Helicopters; Southern Helicopter, Inc.; Southwest Florida Aviation International, Inc.; Tamarack Helicopters, Inc; and Southwest Florida Aviation, Inc. This proposed AD would require inspecting the tail rotor (T/R) cable assembly for an incorrectly machined body. This proposed AD is prompted by a report from Bell that a defective body on the cable prevents the barrel assembly from fully engaging in the body cavity. The proposed actions are intended to prevent disengagement of the cable from the barrel, failure of the T/R pitch control, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (Bell) Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-20248
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Model 204B helicopters. This proposed AD would require inspecting the tail rotor (T/R) cable assembly for an incorrectly machined body. This proposed AD is prompted by a report from Bell that a defective body on the cable prevents the barrel assembly from fully engaging in the body cavity. The proposed actions are intended to prevent disengagement of the cable from the barrel, failure of the T/R pitch control, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-20109
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes, and Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of corrosion of the components of the main landing gear (MLG) retraction actuator found in service; the corrosion was found at the interface of the rod end and the piston, and at the bracket and related pins. This AD requires inspection of the MLG retraction actuator components; corrective actions if necessary; and, for certain retraction actuators, installation of a new jam nut. We are issuing this AD to prevent disconnection of the MLG retraction actuator, which could result in extension of the MLG without damping, and consequent structural damage and collapse of the MLG during landing.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-20105
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2004-13-06 for certain Airbus Model A319 and A320 series airplanes. AD 2004-13-06 required repetitive detailed inspections to detect cracks in the keel beam side panels, and repair if necessary. This new AD requires repetitive eddy current inspections for cracking in the keel beam side panels, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks on the side panels of the keel beams. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracks on the side panels of the keel beams, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Beechcraft Corporation and Hawker Beechcraft Corporation
Document Number: 2013-20098
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Beechcraft Corporation (type certificate previously held by Hawker Beechcraft Corporation) Models 58, 95-C55, E55, and 56TC airplanes; and Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Models 58P and 58TC airplanes (both type certificates previously held by Raytheon Aircraft Company). This AD was prompted by reports of elevator balance weights becoming loose or failing because the balance weight material was under strength and did not meet material specifications. This AD requires inspections of elevator balance weights and replacement of defective elevator balance weights. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-19159
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model AS332C, AS332L, AS332L1, AS332L2, and EC225LP helicopters to require inspecting for the presence of blind holes in the tail gearbox (TGB) attachment fittings, and, if they are missing, installing an additional washer under the head of the attachment bolt until the attachment fitting is replaced with an airworthy attachment fitting. This AD was prompted by the discovery of interference between the TGB aft attachment bolt and the structure fitting, caused by a manufacturing anomaly that omitted the blind hole required for proper fit of the attachment bolt. This condition, if not detected and corrected, could result in insufficient tightening of the TGB casing, damage to the TGB attachment, cracking under the attachment bolt, and loss of the TGB, resulting in loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-19157
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-102, -103, and -106 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of cracking in a lower longeron in a nacelle. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the lower longerons in the nacelles, and replacement with new longerons or repair if necessary. Additionally, this AD specifies an optional terminating action. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct such cracking, which could result in degradation of the structural integrity of the nacelle and possible collapse of the main landing gear (MLG).
Special Conditions: Cessna Aircraft Company, Model J182T; Diesel Cycle Engine Installation
Document Number: 2013-20152
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Model J182T airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with the installation of an aircraft diesel engine (ADE). 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.
Final Additional Airworthiness Design Standards: Night Visual Flight Rules (VFR) Under the Special Class (JAR-VLA) Regulations; AQUILA Aviation by Excellence GmbH, Model AT01
Document Number: 2013-20151
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document is an issuance of Final Airworthiness design criteria for night visual flight rules (VFR) expansion and substantiation for the Aquila GmbH AT01. These additional provisions are expansions of the existing JAR-VLA (Joint Aviation RequirementsVery Light Aircraft) and CS-VLA regulations to include Night-VFR. The current regulations only allow Day-VFR, but the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is expanding the VLA regulations for this type of airplane through EASA special conditions. These FAA design criteria are being proposed to be the same as the EASA Special Conditions. The original certification of the aircraft was done under the provisions of 14 CFR part 21, Sec. 21.29, as a 14 CFR part 21, Sec. 21.17(b), special class aircraft, JAR-VLA, using the requirements of JAR-VLA Amendment VLA/92/01 as developed by the Joint Aviation Authority, and under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations and two additional design criteria issued on September 2, 2003 (68 FR 56809).
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2013-20097
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all General Electric Company (GE) model GEnx-2B67B turbofan engines with booster anti-ice (BAI) air duct, part number (P/N) 2469M32G01, and support bracket, P/N 2469M46G01, installed. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks in the BAI air duct. This AD requires initial and repetitive visual inspections of the BAI air duct, removal from service of the BAI air duct if it fails inspection and, as a mandatory terminating action, the installation of new BAI air duct support brackets. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the BAI air duct, resulting in an in-flight shutdown of one or more engines, loss of thrust control, and damage to the airplane.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Point Thomson, AK
Document Number: 2013-20018
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the airspace at Point Thomson, AK, by establishing Class E Airspace at Point Thomson Airstrip Airport, Point Thomson, AK. New Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures have been established at the airport. This action enhances the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Lexington, OK
Document Number: 2013-20016
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends 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. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2013-19466
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-19
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: 2013-19465
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-19
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.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Loup City, NE
Document Number: 2013-19997
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Loup City, NE. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Loup City 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.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Sisseton, SD
Document Number: 2013-19992
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Sisseton, SD. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Sisseton 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.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2013-19932
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the ARAC.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-19926
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems Model 340A (SAAB/SF340A) and SAAB 340B airplanes modified by Supplemental Type Certificate SA7971SW. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of smoke, a burning odor, and possible fire in the flight deck and cabin of the airplane, which was caused by brushes wearing beyond their limits, in the air conditioning motor. This proposed AD would require an inspection to determine if a certain air compressor motor is installed, an inspection to determine the age of a certain compressor hour meter since new or overhauled, and repetitive replacement of the brushes on affected air conditioning compressor motor units. As an option to the replacement, this proposed AD allows pulling the air conditioning circuit breaker and adding a placard. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct worn brushes contacting the commutator, which could result in a fire under the cabin floor with no means to detect or extinguish the fire.
Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-19925
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2002-10- 11, which applies to certain the Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, - 200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. AD 2002-10-11 currently requires repetitive inspections for cracking and corrosion of the aft pressure bulkhead, and corrective actions if necessary; and, for certain airplanes, enlargement of frame chord drain holes, and repetitive inspections of the frame chord drain path for debris, and corrective actions if necessary. Since we issued AD 2002-10-11, we have received three reports of severe corrosion in the area affected by that AD. This proposed AD would, for certain airplanes, reduce the repetitive inspection interval, and add repetitive inspections of the frame chord drain path for obstructions and debris, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would also limit corrosion and cracking repairs of the aft pressure bulkhead accomplished after the effective date of this AD to those approved by the FAA in a manner described therein. In reviewing AD 2002-10-11, we noted that the drain path inspection was not required for certain airplanes, and could be eliminated for all airplanes if operators accomplished certain actions required by AD 2002-10-11. This proposed AD would add a drain path inspection for all airplanes. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct corrosion or cracking of the aft pressure bulkhead, which could result in loss of the aft pressure bulkhead web and stiffeners, and consequent rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-19862
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2004-15-07, for certain Airbus Model A310 series airplanes. AD 2004-15-07 required repetitive inspections for fatigue cracking of the area around the fasteners of the landing plate of the aileron access doors of the bottom skin panel of the wings, and related corrective action. AD 2004- 15-07 also provided for an optional terminating action to end the repetitive inspections. This new AD reduces the initial inspection compliance time and intervals, and provides additional terminating action options. This AD was prompted by a reassessment of a previous fatigue threshold and inspection interval, which resulted in a determination that reduced inspection thresholds and intervals for accomplishment of the tasks are necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the area around the fasteners of the landing plate of the aileron access doors and the bottom skin panel of the wings, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the wings.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-19811
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2008-06-29, which applied to all The Boeing Company Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. AD 2008-06-29 required repetitive inspections of the downstop assemblies on the main tracks of the No. 2, 3, 4, and No. 5 slats and the inboard track of the No. 1 and 6 slats to verify if any parts are missing, damaged, or in the wrong order; other specified actions; and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD retains these requirements and adds an inspection of the slat can interior for foreign object debris (FOD), and removal of any FOD found; modification of the slat track hardware; an inspection for FOD and for damage to the interior surface of the slat cans; and related investigative and corrective actions, if necessary. This AD was prompted by development of a modification by the manufacturer, which, when installed, would terminate the repetitive inspections. We are issuing this AD to prevent loose or missing parts in the main slat track downstop assemblies, which could puncture the slat track housing and result in a fuel leak and consequent fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-18912
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. Model EA500 airplanes equipped with Avio, Avio with ETT, or Avio NG 1.0 avionics suites. This AD was prompted by a report of potential aircraft hardware failure in the autopilot control panel and the center switch panel. This AD requires either incorporating updates to the aircraft computer system software or incorporating a temporary revision to the aircraft flight manual. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-18122
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 727 airplanes. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder indicating that the frame-to- floor beam attachment is subject to widespread fatigue damage. This AD requires 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 issuing 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; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-18098
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 727 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of cracking in the left-side chord of the fin closure rib on the vertical stabilizer. This AD requires 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 issuing 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; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-18090
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-16
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 an inboard main landing gear (MLG) door assembly departure due to premature fatigue cracking in the inboard MLG door hinge fittings. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the inboard MLG door hinge fittings; and replacement or modification of cracked fittings. This AD also provides an option to remove the affected MLG door. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking in the inboard MLG door hinge fittings, which could result in loss of the MLG door assembly from the airplane, and the MLG door assembly could impact the flight control surfaces and result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Notice of Request To Release Airport Property
Document Number: 2013-19844
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land, Lot 2, at the Ottumwa Regional Airport, Ottumwa, Iowa, under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2).
Airworthiness Directives; PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-19816
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are rescinding an airworthiness directive (AD) for PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A. Model P-180 airplanes. The rescinded AD resulted 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 partial detachment of the inner protective film of the composite nacelles. Since issuance of the rescinded AD, we have determined that the unsafe condition does not exist or is not likely to develop on affected type design airplanes.
Special Conditions: Embraer, S.A., Model EMB-550 Airplane; Side-Facing Seats; Installation of Airbag Systems in Shoulder Belts
Document Number: 2013-19754
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Embraer S.A. Model EMB-550 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with multiple-place and single-place side-facing seats and the 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 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; Hamilton Standard Division and Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation Propellers
Document Number: 2013-19649
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Hamilton Standard Division model 6/5500/F and 24PF and Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation model 14RF, 14SF, 247F, and 568F series propellers. This AD was prompted by the amount of corrosion detected during major inspections (MI). This AD requires incorporating inspections, based on a calendar time, into the propeller maintenance schedule. We are issuing this AD to prevent corrosion that could result in propeller failure and loss of airplane control.