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Amendment of Class E Airspace; Green Bay, WI
Document Number: 2013-29219
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace within the Green Bay, WI, area by updating the geographic coordinates for Austin-Straubel International Airport. This action does not change the boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Lake Charles, LA
Document Number: 2013-29214
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D and Class E airspace within the Lake Charles, LA, area by updating the geographic coordinates for Lake Charles Regional Airport, and the airport name and geographic coordinates for Chennault International Airport, formerly known as Chennault Industrial Airpark. This action does not change the boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Hamilton, OH
Document Number: 2013-29327
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Hamilton, OH. Decommissioning of the Hamilton nondirectional radio beacon (NDB) at Butler County Regional 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. The airport's name and geographic coordinates also would be changed.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Philip, SD
Document Number: 2013-29324
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Philip, SD. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Philip Airport. Geographic coordinates of the airport also would be adjusted. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; EADS CASA (Type Certificate Previously Held by Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-29320
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-09
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 Aeronauticas, S.A.) Model CN-235-300 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of reduced thickness of the center fuselage lower skin panel. This proposed AD would require a detailed inspection to determine the presence of panel thickness reduction, and repetitive nondestructive testing (NDT) inspections and repair if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct a reduced thickness of lower panel joints, which could result in reduced fatigue and damage tolerant characteristics of the lower panel joint to the adjacent side panels and lead to failure of the center fuselage lower skin panel, resulting in loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-29317
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directives (ADs) 97-11- 07 and AD 99-18-23, which apply to all The Boeing Company Model MD-90- 30 airplanes. AD 97-11-07 and AD 99-18-23 currently require revising the Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate certain compliance times for principal structural elements (PSE) inspections and replacement times for safe-life limited parts. Since we issued AD 97-11-07 and AD 99-18- 23, an analysis of data identified a need to introduce a new PSE requirement for the rear spar caps of the horizontal stabilizer. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate the new PSE requirement and its associated inspections. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of PSEs and certain safe-life limited parts, which could adversely affect the structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-29310
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, - 700C, -800, -900 and -900ER series airplanes. The SNPRM proposed to require inspecting for a serial number that starts with the letters ``SAIC'' on the left- and right-side horizontal stabilizer identification plate; inspecting for correct bolt protrusion and chamfer of the termination fitting bolts of the horizontal stabilizer rear spar, if necessary; inspecting to determine if certain bolts are installed, if necessary; and doing related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. The SNPRM was prompted by reports of incorrectly installed bolts common to the rear spar termination fitting on the horizontal stabilizer. This action revises the SNPRM by revising the applicable thresholds from flight cycles on the airplane to flight cycles accumulated on the affected horizontal stabilizer. We are proposing this SNPRM to prevent loss of structural integrity of the horizontal stabilizer attachment and loss of control of the airplane. Since these actions impose an additional burden over that proposed in the earlier SNPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these proposed changes.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2013-29253
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2013-29252
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance
Document Number: 2013-29244
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 24.19 acres of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use of airport property located at Burnett County Airport, Siren WI. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use. The Gandy Dancer Trail is a large recreational trail system in Western Wisconsin. A portion of the trail ran across the approach area to the runway at the Burnett County Airport. This section of the trail was relocated away from the runway to follow the west edge of airport property. The old trail was converted to airport use.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Mansfield, OH
Document Number: 2013-29243
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Mansfield, OH. A Class E surface area is necessary to accommodate military mission changes when the control tower is closed at Mansfield Lahm Regional 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 Amendment of Class D Airspace; St. Joseph, MO
Document Number: 2013-29241
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D airspace at St. Joseph, MO. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Rosecrans 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 Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Domestic And International Flight Plans
Document Number: 2013-29239
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-09
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 September 24, 2013, vol. 78, no. 185, page 58597. Flight plan information is used to govern the flight of aircraft for the protection and identification of aircraft and property and persons on the ground.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: National Air Tour Safety Standards
Document Number: 2013-29237
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-09
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 September 24, 2013, vol. 78, no. 185, page 58597. A final rule published on February 13, 2007 (72 FR 6883) set safety and oversight rules for a broad variety of sightseeing and commercial air tour flights. This final rule improved the overall safety of commercial air tours by requiring all air tour operators to abide by the safety provisions found in 14 CFR Part 136.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Verification of Authenticity of Foreign License, Rating, and Medical Certification
Document Number: 2013-29231
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-09
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 September 24, 2013, vol. 78, no. 185, page 58598. The information is used to identify airmen to allow the agency to verify their foreign license being used to qualify for a U.S. certificate. Respondents are holders of foreign licenses wishing to obtain U.S. certificates.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Physiological Training
Document Number: 2013-29229
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-09
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 September 24, 2013, vol. 78, no. 185, page 58598. This report is necessary to establish qualifications of eligibility to receive voluntary physiological training with the US Air Force and will be used as proper evidence of training. The information is collected from pilots and crewmembers for application to receive voluntary training.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Extended Operations (ETOPS) of Multi-Engine Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-29228
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-09
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 September 24, 2013, vol. 78, no. 185, pages 58598-58599. The FAA collects information to ensure that aircraft for long range flights are equipped to minimize diversions, to preclude and prevent diversions in remote areas, and to ensure that all personnel are trained to minimize any adverse impacts of a diversion.
Airworthiness Directives; DASSAULT AVIATION Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-29122
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all DASSAULT AVIATION Model Falcon 10 airplanes. This AD requires a one- time inspection for cracking of the right-hand (RH) and left-hand (LH) inboard flaps, and replacement if necessary. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking found on the inboard end plate (rib) of the RH inboard flap. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct such cracking, which could lead to complete fracture of the rib and loss of integrity of the flap structure, resulting in loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Beechcraft Corporation Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-29060
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-09
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 1900, 1900C, and 1900D airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking in the front spar cap angles and hat section structure of the vertical stabilizer. This AD requires inspections of the vertical stabilizer spar angles and hat section for cracks with corrective actions as necessary. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-29136
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 767-400ER series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of turbine wheel bursts in the air driven pump (ADP) turbine gearbox assembly (TGA), which resulted in the release of high energy fragments. This proposed AD would require replacing the existing ADP TGA with an improved ADP TGA. We are proposing this AD to prevent fragments from an uncontained turbine wheel burst penetrating the fuselage and striking passengers, or penetrating the wing-to-body fairing and striking ground handling or maintenance personnel, causing serious injury.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-29134
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-102, -103, -106, -201, -202, -301, -311, and -315 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of a fractured wing-to-fuselage strut attachment joint bolt. This proposed AD would require doing a torque check of all wing-to-fuselage strut attachment joint bolts, and repairing or replacing if necessary. For certain airplanes this proposed AD would require a detailed inspection for corrosion, damage, and wear of each wing-to-fuselage strut attachment joint bolt and associated hardware, and replacing if necessary; and a borescope inspection for corrosion and damage of the bore hole and barrel nut threads, and repairing or replacing if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fractured bolts, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the wing- to-fuselage strut attachment joint and subsequent loss of the wing.
Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-29128
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 84-19-01, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747-200B, 747-200F series airplanes. AD 84-19-01 requires repetitive inspections for cracking of certain tension ties, and repair and certain modifications if necessary. Since we issued AD 84-19-01, the upper deck tension ties have been identified as structure that is susceptible to widespread fatigue damage (WFD), and additional action is necessary for certain airplanes to adequately address the identified unsafe condition on the fleet. This proposed AD is intended to complete certain mandated programs intended to support the airplane reaching its limit of validity (LOV) of the engineering data that support the established structural maintenance program. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD would add inspections for cracking of the tension tie at body station (BS) 760 or 780, corrective action if necessary, and eventual modification of the tension ties. For all airplanes, this proposed AD would require repetitive post-modification inspections for cracking of the tension tie at BS 760 or 780, and corrective action if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct tension tie cracking, which could eventually result in in-flight depressurization of the airplane and the inability to withstand current regulatory failsafe loads.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Morrisville, VT
Document Number: 2013-28670
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace at Morrisville, VT, as the Morrisville-Stowe Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned, requiring airspace redesign at Morrisville-Stowe State Airport. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also would update the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; SOCATA Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-29006
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for SOCATA Model TBM 700 airplanes. This proposed AD results 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 landing gear actuator rod and piston becoming unscrewed during operation and the landing gear actuator ball joint becoming uncrimped. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-29004
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 717-200 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by multiple reports of cracking in the overwing frames. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking in the overwing frames, and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct such cracking, which could result in a severed frame and might increase the loading of adjacent frames, resulting in damage to the adjacent structure and consequent loss of structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-28994
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2007-11-08 for all The Boeing Company Model 727 airplanes. AD 2007-11-08 required 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. This new AD also requires 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. This new AD also requires replacement of the fuel quantity indicating system (FQIS) wires, a low-frequency eddy current inspection for cracking, and repair if necessary. This new AD also requires revising the maintenance program to incorporate changes to the airworthiness limitations section. This AD was prompted by a report of damage found to the sleeve, jacket, and insulation on an electrical wire during a repetitive inspection. We are issuing this AD 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.
Meeting: RTCA Program Management Committee
Document Number: 2013-28944
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Program Management Committee.
Airworthiness Directives; British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-28872
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Jetstream Series 3101 and Jetstream Model 3201 airplanes. This proposed AD results 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 stress corrosion cracking of the main landing gear yoke pintle housing on a Jetstream series 3100 airplane. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2013-28866
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain General Electric Company (GE) GE90-110B1 and -115B turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by multiple events of a leaking variable bypass valve (VBV) actuator fuel supply tube. This AD requires replacement of this VBV actuator fuel supply tube with a part eligible for installation. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the affected fuel supply tube, fuel leakage, engine fire, and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-28860
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model GV and GV-SP airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of two independent types of failure of the fuel boost pump with overheat damage found on the internal components and external housing on one of the failure types, and fuel leakage on the other. This AD requires inspecting to determine if fuel boost pumps having a certain part number are installed, replacing the fuel boost pumps having a certain part number, and revising the airplane maintenance program to include revised instructions for continued airworthiness. We are issuing this AD to prevent fuel leakage in combination with a capacitor clearance issue, which could result in an uncontrolled fire in the wheel well.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-28752
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, -500, -600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that the seat track attachment of body station 520 flexible joint is structurally deficient in resisting a 9g forward emergency load condition in certain seating configurations. This AD requires replacing the pivot link assembly on certain seats, modifying the existing seat track link assembly fastener on certain seats, or replacing the seat track link assemblies on certain seats. Also, for certain airplanes, this AD requires installing a new seat track link assembly or modifying the seat track link assembly. For certain other airplanes, this AD requires inspecting, changing, or repairing the seat track link assembly. We are issuing this AD to prevent seat detachment in an emergency landing, which could cause injury to occupants of the passenger compartment and affect emergency egress.
Airworthiness Directives; Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-28746
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Models DA40 and DA40F airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as fatigue strength found in the aft main spar does not ensure unlimited lifetime structural integrity. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-28611
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of a disbonded doubler and a skin crack in section 41 of the fuselage, and multiple reports of cracked or missing fastener heads. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the fuselage skin, discrepant fasteners, and for disbonds at the doublers; and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. For certain airplanes, this AD also requires a terminating repair for repair doublers. We are issuing this AD to prevent rapid decompression and loss of structural integrity of the airplane due to such disbonding and subsequent cracking of the skin panels.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-28441
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 757 and Model 767 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a standby power relay failure and subsequent illumination of the ``STANDBY BUS OFF'' light, which led the flightcrew to set the standby power switch to the ``BAT'' position, isolating the battery and standby buses, disabling the battery charger, and eventually causing the main battery to be depleted. This AD requires doing wiring changes and installing a new air/ground relay to the battery charger system. We are issuing this AD to prevent discharge of the main battery, which could result in multiple system degradation, reduced airplane controllability, and runway excursion upon landing.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2013-28293
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain General Electric Company model GEnx-2B67 and GEnx-2B67B turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by the original equipment manufacturer's disclosure that certain critical rotating life-limited parts (LLPs) used in Boeing 747-8 flight tests had consumed more cyclic life than they would have in revenue flight cycles. These parts were then installed into engines and introduced into revenue service without adjustment to remaining cyclic life. This AD requires a one-time adjustment to the cycle counts of those LLPs to account for the additional low cycle fatigue (LCF) life consumed during flight tests. We are issuing this AD to prevent the failure of critical rotating LLPs, uncontained engine failure, and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-28193
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 707 airplanes; and Model 720 and 720B series airplanes. This 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 AD requires 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 AD also requires an inspection for stencils and index markers on impact-resistant access doors, and application of new stencils or index markers if necessary. This AD also requires revising the maintenance program to incorporate changes to the airworthiness limitations section. We are issuing 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.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Umatilla, FL
Document Number: 2013-28758
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects the geographic coordinates in the airspace description of a final rule, published in the Federal Register on August 23, 2013, establishing controlled airspace at Umatilla Municipal Airport, Umatilla, FL.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airway V-45, North Carolina
Document Number: 2013-28757
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the legal description of VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-45 to update the name of a navigation aid used in the route description. This action is simply to comply with standard formatting for describing routes and does not alter the alignment of the airway.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airway V-374, Northeastern United States
Document Number: 2013-28753
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action makes an editorial change to the legal description of VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-374 to reverse the order points listed in the route description. This action is simply to comply with the standard format for describing routes and does not alter the alignment of the airway.
Notice of Opportunity To Participate; Criteria and Application Procedures for Participation in the Military Airport Program
Document Number: 2013-28748
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the criteria, application procedures, and schedule to be applied by the Secretary of Transportation in designating or redesignating, and funding capital development for up to 15 current joint-use or former military airports seeking first time designation or redesignation to participate in the MAP.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2013-28720
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the ARAC.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Christiansted, St. Croix, VI
Document Number: 2013-28706
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D and Class E Airspace at Christiansted, St. Croix, VI, to adjust the geographic coordinates of Henry E Rohlsen Airport. The airport name also would be changed from Alexander Hamilton Airport. This action would bring current the effected charting and enhance airspace management within the National Airspace System.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Tazewell, TN
Document Number: 2013-28681
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Tazewell, TN, as new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed at New Tazewell Municipal Airport. This enhances the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Magee, MS
Document Number: 2013-28679
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Magee, MS, to accommodate a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) special Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) serving Magee Municipal Airport. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Star, NC
Document Number: 2013-28678
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Star, NC, to accommodate a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) serving Montgomery County Airport. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Aliceville, AL
Document Number: 2013-28677
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Aliceville, AL, to accommodate a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) serving George Downer Airport. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Olean, NY
Document Number: 2013-28676
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Olean, NY, as the Olean Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned, requiring airspace redesign at Cattaraugus County-Olean Airport. This enhances the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Amendment of Class D and E Airspace, and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Salisbury, MD
Document Number: 2013-28674
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D and Class E airspace, and establishes Class E airspace at Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport, Salisbury, MD, due to the decommissioning of the Salisbury VHF Omnidirectional Radio Range Tactical Air Navigation Aid (VORTAC) and cancellation of the VOR approach. This enhances the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport, and changes the Class D city designator.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; McConnellsburg, PA
Document Number: 2013-28672
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E Airspace at McConnellsburg, PA, to accommodate a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) special Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) serving Fulton County Medical Center Heliport. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Danville, VA
Document Number: 2013-28665
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Danville Regional Airport, Danville, VA, to accommodate new landing and departure procedures, and by removing the operating hours established by a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM). This enhances the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport.