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Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-19753
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 757-200 and -200PF series 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.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee-New Task
Document Number: 2013-19739
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA assigned the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) a new task to provide recommendations regarding the outdated Advisory Circular (AC) 120-17A, Maintenance Control by Reliability Methods guidance material. The FAA needs to provide its employees and the aviation industry with current information for developing, implementing, maintaining and overseeing air carrier's maintenance reliability programs. This notice informs the public of the new ARAC activity and solicits membership for the Maintenance Reliability Program Working Group.
Order 1050.1F Environmental Impact: Policies and Procedures
Document Number: 2013-19734
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to update, reorganize, and revise its order that contains policies and procedures for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), in accordance with regulations issued by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR parts 1500-1508). The order additionally provides direction on using the NEPA review process to ensure compliance with other environmental laws, regulations, and executive orders that may be applicable to proposed FAA actions. Order 1050.1E Environmental Impact: Policies and Procedures will be replaced with Order 1050.1F Environmental Impact: Policies and Procedures. FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impact: Policies and Procedures is available at http:// www.faa.gov/about/officeorg/headquarters offices/apl/environ policyguidance/policy/. This notice provides the public opportunity to comment on the revised Order. All comments on the proposed changes will be considered in preparing the final version of Order 1050.1F.
Airworthiness Directives; Maule Aerospace Technology, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-19638
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to revise airworthiness directive (AD) 98-15-18 that applies to certain Maule Aerospace Technology, Inc. M-4, M-5, M-6, M-7, MT-7, MX-7, MXT-7, and M-8 airplanes that are equipped with rear wing lift struts, part number (P/N) 2079E, and/or front wing lift struts, P/N 2080E. AD 98-15-18 currently requires repetitively inspecting certain wing lift struts for internal corrosion and replacing of any wing lift strut where corrosion is found. Since we issued AD 98-15-18, we have been informed by the manufacturer that Model MXT-7-420 airplanes are no longer in existence, are no longer type certificated, and should be removed from the Applicability section. We have also been informed that paragraph (b) in AD 98-15-18 is being misinterpreted and is causing confusion. This proposed AD would remove Model MXT-7-420 airplanes from the Applicability section and clarify the intent of the language currently in paragraph (b) of AD 98-15-18. This proposed AD would retain all other requirements of the existing AD. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; EADS CASA (Type Certificate Previously Held by Construcciones Aeronáuticas, S.A.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-19535
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain EADS CASA (Type Certificate Previously Held by Construcciones Aeron[aacute]uticas, S.A.) Model C-212-CB, C-212-CC, C-212-CD, C-212- CE, and C-212-DF airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of the propeller pitch control (PPC) lever becoming disconnected from the engine due to a missing bolt. This proposed AD would require modifying the PPC lever attachment system. We are proposing this AD to prevent PPC shaft disconnection, which could lead to a loss of propeller pitch control, possibly resulting in uncommanded change to the engine power settings and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-19534
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of burr marks on the primary wheels, and cracked rings on the primary wheel shaft, on certain horizontal stabilizer trim actuators (HSTAs). This proposed AD would require replacing certain HSTAs. We are proposing this AD to prevent burr marks on the primary wheels, and cracked rings on the primary wheel shaft, on certain HSTAs, which may lead to a disconnect of the pitch trim surface and subsequent loss of pitch control, resulting in loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-19531
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2009-24- 07, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, - 700C, and -800 series airplanes. AD 2009-24-07 currently requires repetitive lubrications of the right and left main landing gear (MLG) forward trunnion pins. AD 2009-24-07 also requires an inspection for discrepancies of the transition radius of the MLG forward trunnion pins, and corrective actions if necessary. For certain airplanes, AD 2009-24-07 requires repetitive detailed inspections for discrepancies (including finish damage, corrosion, pitting, and base metal scratches) of the transition radius of the left and right MLG trunnion pins, and corrective action if necessary. Replacing or overhauling the trunnion pins would terminate the actions required by AD 2009-24-07. This proposed AD would add airplanes to the applicability of AD 2009-24-07. We are proposing this AD to prevent stress corrosion cracking of the forward trunnion pins, which could result in fracture of the pins and consequent collapse of the MLG.
Airworthiness Directives; Piper Aircraft, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-19530
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to revise airworthiness directive (AD) 99-26-19 that applies to certain The New Piper Aircraft, Inc. Model J-2 airplanes equipped with wing lift struts. AD 99-26-19 currently requires repetitively inspecting the wing lift struts for dents and corrosion; repetitively inspecting the wing lift strut forks for cracks; replacing any dented or corroded wing lift strut; replacing any cracked wing lift strut fork; and repetitively replacing the wing lift strut forks at specified times for certain airplanes. AD 99-26-19 also currently requires incorporating a ``NO STEP'' placard on the wing lift strut. Since we issued AD 99-26-19, we have been informed that paragraph (c) is being misinterpreted and causing confusion. This proposed AD would clarify the intent of the language currently in paragraph (c) of AD 99-26-19 and would retain all other requirements of AD 99-26-19. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-19529
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that a batch of main landing gear (MLG) door actuators with a certain part number having certain serial numbers could be assembled with the scraper installed backward. This proposed AD would require repetitive functional checks of the MLG alternate extension system (AES) and eventual replacement of certain MLG door actuators with actuators that have either been reworked or do not have certain serial numbers. We are proposing this AD to prevent incorrectly installed scrapers, which could hinder the operation of the MLG AES, and result in failure of the MLG AES on one side, and consequent unsafe asymmetrical landing configuration.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-19528
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2011-14- 06 that applies to all Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. That AD currently requires revising the maintenance program. Since we issued that AD, we have determined that more restrictive limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance program to incorporate new limitations. We are proposing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking, accidental damage, or corrosion in principal structural elements, and possible failure of certain life limited parts, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-19527
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD), for all The Boeing Company Model 727 airplanes, which proposed to supersede an existing AD. That NPRM proposed to retain repetitive inspections of the in-tank fuel boost pump wiring, installation of sleeving over the in-tank fuel boost pump wires, repetitive inspections of a certain electrical wire, sleeve, and conduit, and applicable investigative and corrective actions; and repetitive engine fuel suction feed operational tests. That NPRM proposed to also require replacement of the wire bundles for the wing and center fuel boost pumps, installation of convoluted liners, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. That NPRM also proposed to require replacement of the fuel quantity indicating system (FQIS) wires; a low- frequency eddy current inspection for cracking; and repair if necessary. That NPRM also proposed to require revising the maintenance program to incorporate changes to the airworthiness limitations section. That NPRM was prompted by a report of damage found to the sleeve, jacket, and insulation on an electrical wire during a repetitive inspection. This action revises that NPRM by revising certain compliance times, specifying a terminating action, and adding a proposed requirement to incorporate another change to the airworthiness limitations section. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to prevent chafing of the fuel boost pump electrical wiring and leakage of fuel into the conduit, and to prevent electrical arcing between the wiring and the surrounding conduit, which could result in arc-through of the conduit, and consequent fire or explosion of the fuel tank. Since these actions impose an additional burden over that proposed in the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these proposed changes.
Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-19525
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 707 airplanes; and Model 720 and 720B series 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Learjet Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-19524
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Learjet Inc. Model 60 airplanes. The existing AD currently requires determining if a certain fuel crossflow tube is installed; and follow-on/corrective actions, as applicable. Since we issued that AD, we have received a report that airplanes produced since 2003 might also be subject to the unsafe condition; and that the minimum allowable clearance is not established in the airplane maintenance information, and therefore, must be addressed by this proposed AD. This proposed AD would retain all actions in the previous AD, and would require determining if a certain fuel crossflow tube is installed, performing repetitive measurements of the fuel crossflow tube and surrounding valves and cables, and doing corrective actions if applicable. In addition, this proposed AD expands the applicability of the existing AD. We are proposing this AD to prevent chafing and consequent failure of the fuel crossflow tube due to inadequate clearance between the tube and the flight control cables, which could result in loss of fuel from one fuel tank during normal operating conditions or loss of fuel from both main fuel tanks during fuel cross- feeding operations.
Availability of Draft Advisory Circular (AC) 90-106A and AC 20-167A
Document Number: 2013-19478
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of draft Advisory Circular (AC) 90-106A, Enhanced Flight Vision Systems and draft AC 20- 167A, Airworthiness Approval of Enhanced Vision System, Synthetic Vision System, Combined Vision System, and Enhanced Flight Vision System Equipment documents that were developed by the FAA. These documents are available for public review, download, and comment.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Brigham City, UT
Document Number: 2013-19464
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace at Brigham City Airport, Brigham City, UT. 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 makes an adjustment to the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-19457
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that was published in the Federal Register. The AD applies to certain Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model AS350B, B1, B2, B3, BA, C, D, and D1 helicopters; and Model AS355E, F, F1, F2, N, and NP helicopters. The reference to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 91.173 in the Compliance section is incorrect. This document corrects that error. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-19447
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that was published in the Federal Register. The AD applies to certain Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH (Eurocopter) Model EC135 helicopters. The reference to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 91.173 in the Required Actions section is incorrect. This document corrects that error. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-19444
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that was published in the Federal Register. The AD applies to certain Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model AS350B3 helicopters. The reference to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 91.173 in the Required Actions section is incorrect. This document corrects that error. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Airworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. and Bell Helicopter Textron Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-19434
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model AB412 and AB412 EP, and Bell Helicopter Textron (Bell) Model 412, 412CF, and 412EP helicopters with certain DART Aerospace Ltd. (Dart) high gear aft crosstubes (crosstube) installed. This AD requires adding a life limit of 10,000 landings to the crosstube and removing from service any crosstubes with more than 10,000 accumulated landings. This AD is prompted by five separate reports of crosstube failures. The actions in this AD are intended to prevent failure of the crosstube and subsequent collapse of the landing gear.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Division Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2013-19429
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Pratt & Whitney Division (PW) turbofan engine model PW4074, PW4074D, PW4077, PW4077D, PW4084D, PW4090, and PW4090-3 with a certain second- stage high-pressure turbine (HPT) air seal part number installed. This AD was prompted by discovery of cracks in second-stage HPT air seals. This AD requires inspection and removal from service of HPT air seals that fail inspection. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the second-stage HPT air seal, which could lead to an uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. Turboprop Engines
Document Number: 2013-19428
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) PW118A, PW118B, PW119B, PW119C, PW123, PW123B, PW123C, PW123D, PW123E, PW123AF, PW124B, PW125B, PW126A, PW127, PW127E, PW127F, PW127G, and PW127M turboprop engines. This AD was prompted by reports of fractures of the first-stage power turbine (PT) blade. This AD requires inspection of the first-stage PT blades and the removal from service of those blades that fail the inspection or their replacement with blades eligible for installation. We are issuing this AD to prevent fracture of the first-stage PT blade, possible engine fire, and damage to the airplane.
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-19158
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH (Eurocopter) Model BO-105A, BO-105C, BO- 105LS A-1, BO-105LS A-3, and BO-105S helicopters. This AD requires inspecting for debonding of the erosion protective shell (abrasion strip) on the leading edge of each main rotor blade. This AD was prompted by the discovery of abrasion strip debonding during an inspection on one Model BO-105 helicopter and also by an incident on a second Model BO-105 helicopter that lost its abrasion strip in-flight. The actions of this AD are intended to detect debonding of the main rotor blade abrasion strip, which could lead to an unbalanced main rotor, high vibrations, damage to the tail boom or tail rotor, and loss of control of the helicopter.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Human Space Flight Requirements for Crew and Space Flight Participants
Document Number: 2013-19197
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-08
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 Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on May 20, 2013, vol. 78, no. 97, pages 29425-29426. The FAA uses the information collected related to public safety to ensure that a launch or reentry operation involving a human on board a vehicle will meet the risk criteria and requirements with regard to ensuring public safety.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Information for the Prevention of Aircraft Collisions on Runways at Towered Airports
Document Number: 2013-19196
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-08
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 to renew an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on May 24, 2013, vol. 78, no. 101, pages 31626-31627. Feedback from surveys conducted under this generic information collection will be used in the prevention of runway collisions and in the medication of the severity and frequency of runway incursions.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Noise Certification Standards for Subsonic Jet Airplanes and Subsonic Transport Category Large Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-19195
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-08
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 Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on May 20, 2013, vol. 78, no. 97, page 29426. The information collected is needed for applicants' noise certification compliance reports in order to demonstrate compliance with 14 CFR Part 36.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Aviation Medical Examiner Program
Document Number: 2013-19194
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-08
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 Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on May 20, 2013, vol. 78, no. 97, page 29427. This collection is necessary in order to determine applicants' qualifications for certification as Aviation Medical Examiners (AMEs).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Application
Document Number: 2013-19193
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-08
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 Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on May 20, 2013, vol. 78, no. 97, pages 29425-29426. This program requires public agencies and certain members of the aviation industry to prepare and submit applications and reports to the FAA. Through this program the FAA provides additional funding for airport development which is needed now and in the future.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Anti-Drug Program for Personnel Engaged in Specified Aviation Activities
Document Number: 2013-19192
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-08
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 Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on May 24, 2013, vol. 78, no. 101, page 31626. Information is collected to determine program compliance or non-compliance of regulated aviation employers, oversight planning, to determine who must provide annual Management Information System testing information, and to communicate with entities subject to the program regulations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Representatives of the Administrator
Document Number: 2013-19191
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-08
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 Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on May 20, 2013, vol. 78, no. 97, pages 29426-29427. The collection of information is for the purpose of obtaining essential information concerning the applicant's professional and personal qualifications. The FAA uses the information provided to screen and select designees who act as representatives of the FAA Administrator in performing various certification and examination functions under Title VI of Federal Aviation Act.
Notice of Approval of Finding of No Significant Impact-Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) for Sioux Falls Regional Airport, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Document Number: 2013-19178
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is announcing approval of Finding of No Significant ImpactRecord of Decision (FONSI/ROD) for proposed development at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The FAA approved the FONSI/ROD on July 22, 2013.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Corporation Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2013-19162
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Rolls-Royce Corporation (RRC) AE 3007A series turbofan engines. The existing AD currently requires removing certain high-pressure turbine (HPT) stage 2 wheels, or performing inspections on them, and reduces their approved life limits. This proposed AD would clarify the AE 3007A turbofan engine model applicability, would further reduce the approved life limits of affected HPT stage 2 wheels, and would eliminate the inspections required by the existing AD. We are proposing this AD to prevent uncontained failure of the HPT stage 2 wheel, damage to the engine, and damage to the airplane.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Factoryville, PA
Document Number: 2013-19088
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Factoryville, PA, as the Lake Henry VORTAC has been decommissioned and new standard instrument approach procedures developed for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Seamans Field Airport. This enhances the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Bedford, PA
Document Number: 2013-19076
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Bedford, PA, as the St. Thomas VORTAC has been decommissioned and new standard instrument approach procedures developed for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Bedford County Airport. This enhances the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport.