Federal Aviation Administration October 1, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Modification and Establishment of Restricted Areas; Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Document Number: 2013-23951
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-10-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish a new restricted area, designated R-4001C, within the existing restricted areas R-4001A and R- 4001B, at the U.S. Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. The purpose of the proposed R-4001C is to contain two moored balloons, called Aerostats that would be airborne continuously at approximately 10,000 feet MSL. This action would segregate nonparticipating aircraft from a hazard to navigation in the Aberdeen Proving Ground airspace.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Georgetown, TX
Document Number: 2013-23949
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-10-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Georgetown, TX. Decommissioning of the Georgetown radio beacon (RBN) at Georgetown 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.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Lawrenceville, IL
Document Number: 2013-23948
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-10-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Lawrenceville, IL. Decommissioning of the Mount Carmel nondirectional radio beacon (NDB) at Mount Carmel 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. Geographic coordinates would also be updated.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Burnet, TX
Document Number: 2013-23943
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-10-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Burnet, TX. Decommissioning of the Burnet nondirectional radio beacon (NDB) at Burnet Municipal AirportKate Craddock Field 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; Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-23580
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter Model AS332C, AS332L, AS332L1, AS332L2, and EC225LP helicopters. This AD requires replacing certain serial-numbered main gearbox (MGB) bevel gear vertical shafts because they are no longer airworthy. Also, this AD requires certain inspections of each MGB bevel gear vertical shaft (shaft) for a crack. Also, this AD requires if there is a crack, replacing the shaft with an airworthy part before further flight. This AD is prompted by two incidents of emergency ditching after warning indications of loss of MGB oil pressure. These actions are intended to detect a cracked shaft, which could result in loss of MGB oil pressure, loss of the MGB lubrication system, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; AgustaWestland S.p.A. (Agusta) Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-23578
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta Model AB139 and AW139 helicopters. This AD requires deactivating the Full Icing Protection System (FIPS) and installing a placard next to the FIPS controller stating that flight into known icing is prohibited. This AD is prompted by a report of a fire in the aft avionics bay and the baggage compartment resulting from an Auto Transformer Rectifier Unit internal circuit overload. These actions are intended to prevent a fire, structural damage, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-23099
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (Bell), Model 214B, 214B-1, and 214ST helicopters. This AD requires creating a component history card or equivalent record for certain pylon support spindle assemblies (spindles), establishes a new retirement life for spindles installed on Model 214B and 214B-1 helicopters, reduces the retirement life for spindles installed on Model 214ST helicopters, and requires replacing any spindle that has reached its airworthiness retirement life. This AD was prompted by three in-flight failures of the spindle that resulted in forced landings. The actions of this AD are intended to prevent failure of a spindle and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Robinson Helicopter Company (Robinson)
Document Number: 2013-23094
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Robinson Model R22, R22 Alpha, R22 Beta, and R22 Mariner helicopters with certain fuel shut-off valves installed. This AD requires replacing the fuel shut-off valve with a newer design fuel shut-off valve. This AD is prompted by three accidents that occurred because the fuel shut- off valve was inadvertently moved to the ``off'' position. These actions are intended to prevent inadvertent closing of the fuel valve, which could result in engine power loss from which a safe landing may not be possible.