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Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee-Open Meeting
Document Number: 2013-27691
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 5 U.S.C. App. 2), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC). The meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Wednesday, December 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the National Housing Center, 1201 15th Street NW., Washington, DC 20005. This will be the 58th meeting of the COMSTAC. The proposed schedule for the COMSTAC working group meetings on December 10 is below:
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Experimental Permits for Reusable Suborbital Rockets
Document Number: 2013-27690
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-20
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 August 21, 2013, vol. 78, no. 162, pages 51807-51808. The FAA collects data 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: Airports Grants Program
Document Number: 2013-27688
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-20
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 August 21, 2013, vol. 78, no. 162, page 51807. The FAA collects data from airport sponsors and planning agencies to determine eligibility, and to ensure proper use of Federal Funds and project accomplishment for the Airports Grants Program.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Certification and Operations
Document Number: 2013-27687
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-20
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 August 21, 2013, vol. 78, no. 162, pages 51806-51807. 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: Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (AST) Customer Service Survey
Document Number: 2013-27682
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-20
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 August 21, 2013, vol. 78, no. 162, page 51808. 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-27639
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. Model P-180 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 insufficient clearance between one of the horizontal stabilizer end ribs and the corresponding elevator horn. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; AgustaWestland S.p.A. (Type Certificate Formerly Held by Agusta S.p.A.) (Agusta) Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-27634
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta Model A109C, A109E, A109K2, and A119 helicopters. This proposed AD would require recurring visual inspections of the tail rotor (T/R) blade retaining bolts (bolts) for a crack, corrosion, damage, or missing cadmium plating in the central part of the bolt. If a crack is not detected by the initial visual inspection then this proposed AD would require a liquid penetrant inspection. Replacing a cracked or damaged bolt would be required before further flight. This proposed AD is prompted by two reported incidents of cracked bolts. The proposed actions are intended to detect an unairworthy bolt and prevent failure of a bolt, release of a T/R blade, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; DORNIER LUFTFAHRT GmbH Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-27665
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all DORNIER LUFTFAHRT GmbH Model 228-212 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 main landing gear axle failure caused by initial fatigue cracking and small pre-damage by corrosion. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Rockwell Collins, Inc. Transponders
Document Number: 2013-27640
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rockwell Collins TPR-720 and TPR-900 Mode select (S) transponders that are installed on airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by the identification that the TPR-720 and TPR-900 Mode S transponders respond intermittently to Mode S interrogations from both ground-based and traffic collision avoidance system (TCAS-) equipped airplanes. This proposed AD would require testing and calibration of the alignment of the transponders. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (Formerly Rolls-Royce Deutschland GmbH, Formerly BMW Rolls-Royce GmbH) Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2013-27633
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede existing airworthiness directive (AD) 2012-26-14 that applies to all Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) BR700-715A1-30, BR700-715B1-30, and BR700-715C1-30 turbofan engines. AD 2012-26-14 currently requires removal from service of the high-pressure (HP) compressor stages 1 to 6 rotor disc assembly before exceeding certain thresholds. Since we issued AD 2012-26-14, RRD developed a new silver-free nut that, if installed with a new HP compressor stages 1 to 6 disc assembly, would correct the unsafe condition identified in AD 2012-26-14. Therefore, we propose to supersede AD 2012-26-14 to restrict the applicability to engines exposed to silver plated nuts. Additionally, we are removing the terminating action statement from AD 2012-26-14 based on a comment received. This proposed AD would require removal from service of certain HP compressor stages 1 to 6 rotor disc assemblies before exceeding certain thresholds. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the HP compressor stages 1 to 6 rotor disc assembly, which could lead to an uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Flightcrew Member Duty and Rest Requirements; Technical Correction
Document Number: 2013-27539
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting the final flightcrew member duty and rest rule published on January 4, 2012. In that rule, the FAA amended its existing flight, duty and rest regulations applicable to certificate holders and their flightcrew members operating certain domestic, flag, and supplemental operations. This document corrects several issues requiring a technical correction in the codified text of the final flightcrew member duty and rest rule.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 777-200, -300, and -300ER Series Airplanes; Aircraft Electronic System Security Protection From Unauthorized Internal Access
Document Number: 2013-27343
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 777- 200, -300, and -300ER series airplanes. These airplanes, as modified by the Boeing Company, will have novel or unusual design features associated with the architecture and connectivity of the passenger service computer network systems to the airplane critical systems and data networks. This onboard network system will be composed of a network file server, a network extension device, and additional interfaces configured by customer option. 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.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 777-200, -300, and -300ER Series Airplanes; Aircraft Electronic System Security Protection From Unauthorized External Access
Document Number: 2013-27342
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 777- 200, -300, and -300ER series airplanes. These airplanes, as modified by The Boeing Company, will have novel or unusual design features associated with the architecture and connectivity capabilities of the airplane's onboard network computer systems, which may allow access to or by external computer systems and networks. This onboard network system will be composed of a network file server, a network extension device, and additional interfaces configured by customer option. Connectivity to, or access by, external systems and networks may result in security vulnerabilities to the airplane's onboard network system. 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.
Special Conditions: Airbus, Model A350-900 Series Airplane; Composite Fuselage In-Flight Fire/Flammability Resistance
Document Number: 2013-27413
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Airbus Model A350-900 series airplanes. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design features associated with the in-flight fire and flammability resistance of the composite fuselage. Experience has shown that eliminating fire propagation on the surface of interior and insulating materials enhances survivability since the threats from an in-flight fire (e.g., toxic gas emission and smoke obscuration) are typically by- products of a propagating fire. The Airbus Model A350-900 series airplanes must provide protection against an in-flight fire propagating along the surface of the fuselage. Special conditions are needed to address this design feature. 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.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2013-27404
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
Proposed Establishment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes; Atlanta, GA
Document Number: 2013-27335
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish nine low-altitude RNAV routes (T-routes) in the Atlanta, GA area. The new routes would support the Atlanta Optimization of Airspace and Procedures in a Metroplex (OAPM) project. The proposed routes would have connectivity to the current airway structure and would provide routing through, around and over the busy Atlanta Metroplex airspace.
Notice of Intent To Release Certain Properties From All Terms, Conditions, Reservations and Restrictions of a Quitclaim Deed Agreement Between the City of Marianna and the Federal Aviation Administration for the Marianna Municipal Airport, Marianna, FL
Document Number: 2013-27332
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA hereby provides notice of intent to release certain airport properties 28.18 acres at the Marianna Municipal Airport, Marianna, FL from the conditions, reservations, and restrictions as contained in a Quitclaim Deed agreement between the FAA and the the City of Marianna, dated August 2, 1947. The release of property will allow the City of Marianna to dispose of the property for other than aeronautical purposes. The property is located at 3595 Industrial Park Drive, Marianna, Florida 32446, in the southeastern quadrant of airport property. The parcel is currently designated nonareonautical land. The property will be released of its federal obligations to allow for a swap of other property needed for aeronautical purposes. The parcel to be received by the Airport is 57.81 acres and is located in the Runway Protection Zone of Runway 36. The fair market value of the parcel to be released has been determined to be $200,000. The fair market value of the parcel to be received has been determined to be $159,000. The Airport will also receive a benefit of enhanced safety by acquiring Runway Protection Zone lands. Documents reflecting the Sponsor's request are available, by appointment only, for inspection at the Marianna Municipal Airport and the FAA Airports District Office.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-27229
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a design review, which revealed that, under certain failure conditions, wiring in the main fuel tank could develop a short circuit that might cause a hot spot on the wiring conduit or puncture the wiring conduit wall. This AD requires installing fuses in the power supply wiring and/or return wiring for various components in the fuel system; and revising the airplane maintenance program by incorporating critical design configuration control limitations. We are issuing this AD to prevent an ignition source in the main fuel tank vapor space, which could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Battle Mountain, NV
Document Number: 2013-27217
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register of September 23, 2013, that establishes Class E airspace at the Battle Mountain VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range Tactical Air Navigational Aid (VORTAC) navigation aid, Battle Mountain, NV. A favorable comment from the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) was received in the public Docket but was not referenced in the Final Rule.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2013-27185
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2013-01-07 for all Turbomeca S.A. Arriel 2D turboshaft engines. AD 2013-01-07 required replacing the hydromechanical metering unit (HMU) at a reduced life. This AD maintains that requirement and also requires conducting inspections of the HMU. This AD was prompted by further cases of deterioration of HMU rotating components. We are issuing this AD to prevent an uncommanded in-flight shutdown of the engine and possible loss of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-27091
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that certain seat track bolts were found with severed head bolts due to fatigue. This AD requires replacing titanium seat track bolts with corrosion resistant steel (CRES) bolts, repetitive inspections for cracking of the splice strap and forward seat track holes, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD also provides an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct missing or severed bolt heads, which, if not corrected, could result in the inability of the seat track to carry passenger loads, which could cause the seats to detach from the seat track, resulting in possible injury to passengers during an emergency landing or survivable crash.
Airworthiness Directives; EADS CASA (Type Certificate Previously Held by Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-27017
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all EADS CASA (Type Certificate previously held by Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A.) Model CN-235, CN-235-100, CN-235-200, CN-235-300, and C-295 airplanes. This AD requires inspection of the feeder cables of certain fuel booster pumps for damage (including, but not limited to, signs of electrical arcing and fuel leaks), and replacement if necessary. This AD was prompted by a report of an in-flight problem with the fuel transfer system. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct damage to certain fuel booster pumps, which could create an ignition source in the fuel tank vapor space, and result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Final Additional Airworthiness Design Standards: Advanced Avionics Under the Special Class (JAR-VLA) Regulations; Aquila Aviation by Excellence GmbH, Model AT01-100
Document Number: 2013-26910
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document is an issuance of the final airworthiness design criteria for the inclusion of advance avionics with integrated electronic displays for the Aquila Aviation by Excellence GmbH AT01- 100. These additional provisions are expansions of the existing JAR-VLA (Joint Aviation RequirementsVery Light Aircraft) and CS-VLA regulations as the current regulations do not adequately address these types of systems. The current regulations only address traditional federated gauges. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has not expanded the VLA regulations for these types of installation on these types of airplanes through EASA special conditions or new regulations. These Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) design criteria help initiate standards for this type of airplane without being over burdensome and to encourage EASA to follow suit.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2013-26721
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-15
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: 2013-26719
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-15
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.
Unmanned Aircraft System Test Site Program
Document Number: 2013-27216
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On February 22, 2013 the FAA published and requested public comment on the proposed privacy requirements (the ``Draft Privacy Requirements'') for UAS test sites (the ``Test Sites'') that the FAA will establish pursuant to the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (``FMRA''). This document responds to the public comments received and publishes the FAA's final privacy requirements for the Test Sites (the ``Final Privacy Requirements'').
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2013-27190
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-535E4-B-37 series turbofan engines. The AD number is incorrect in the Regulatory text. This document corrects that error. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-27071
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model Fan Jet Falcon; Model Mystere-Falcon 200 airplanes; and Model Mystere-Falcon 20-C5, 20-D5, 20-E5, and 20-F5 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of defective fire extinguisher bottle cartridges. This AD requires checking manufacturing references of pyrotechnical cartridges for batch number and date, repetitive checking of cartridges for electrical continuity, and replacing defective pyrotechnical cartridges if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct defective fire bottle cartridges, which could impact the capability to extinguish a fire in an engine, auxiliary power unit, or rear compartment, which could result in damage to the airplane and injury to the occupants.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-27015
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-14
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, and 747SR series airplanes. This AD requires inspecting to determine the part number of the inboard actuator attach fittings of the outboard flap. For affected attach fittings, this AD requires doing a detailed inspection of the attach fittings for a cylindrical defect and replacing if necessary. As an option to the detailed inspection, this AD allows replacement of affected attach fittings. This AD was prompted by a report of the fracture of an inboard actuator attach fitting of the outboard flap. An inspection of the attach fitting revealed that it was incorrectly machined with a cylindrical profile instead of a conical profile, resulting in reduced wall thickness. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct defective inboard actuator attach fittings which, combined with loss of the outboard actuator load path, could result in uncontrolled retraction of the outboard flap, damage to flight control systems, and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Aermacchi S.p.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-26681
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Aermacchi S.p.A. Models F.260, F.260B, F.260C, F.260D, F.260E, F.260F, S.208, and S.208A airplanes equipped with a Lycoming O-540 wide cylinder flange engine with a front crankcase mounted propeller governor. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as the set screw that fixes the setting of the propeller governor idler gear shaft was not in the proper position. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-26565
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directives (ADs) 2009-04-07 and 2011-02-09 for certain Airbus Model A330-200, A330-200 Freighter, A300-300, A340-200, A340- 300, A340-500, and A340-600 series airplanes. AD 2009-04-07 required revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to include appropriate operational procedures to prevent the air data inertial reference unit (ADIRU) from providing erroneous data to other airplane systems. AD 2011-02-09 required revising the AFM to provide appropriate operational procedures to prevent the airplane flight directors (FDs), autopilot (AP), and auto-thrust re-engagement in the event of airspeed sources providing similar but erroneous data. This new AD requires that operators modify or replace all three flight control primary computers (FCPCs) with new software standards. Since we issued ADs 2009-04-07 and 2011-02-09, we have determined that new software standards for the FCPCs are necessary to inhibit autopilot re-engagement under unreliable airspeed conditions. This new AD also removes certain airplanes from the applicability. We are issuing this AD to prevent autopilot engagement under unreliable airspeed conditions, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-26564
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A330-223F, -223, -321, -322, and -323 airplanes. This AD was prompted by fatigue load analysis that determined that the inspection interval for certain pylon bolts must be reduced. This AD requires a torque check of forward engine mount bolts, and replacement if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct loose or broken bolts, which could lead to engine detachment in-flight, and damage to the airplane.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2013-27032
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-13
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.
Proposed Legal Interpretation
Document Number: 2013-26919
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is proposing to clarify the qualification requirements for the pilot assigned as second in command on a flight in part 121 operations that requires three or more pilots and the pilot who provides relief to the assigned second in command during the en route cruise portion of the flight.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2013-26979
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-12
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 the 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. DATE: Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number involved and must be received on or before December 2, 2013.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2013-26978
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-12
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.
Special Conditions: Bombardier Aerospace Inc., Models BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 Series Airplanes; Autobraking System Loads
Document Number: 2013-26936
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Bombardier Aerospace Inc. Models BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 series airplanes. These airplanes will have novel or unusual design features associated with the autobraking system for use during landing. 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.
Special Conditions: Airbus, Model A350-900 series Airplane; Pitch and Roll Limiting by Electronic Flight Control System
Document Number: 2013-26928
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Airbus Model A350-900 series airplanes. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with the Electronic Flight Control System that limits pitch and roll attitude functions. 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; Kankakee, IL
Document Number: 2013-26927
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Kankakee, IL. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate amended Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Greater Kankakee Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. Geographic coordinates are also updated.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Wadena, MN
Document Number: 2013-26926
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Wadena, MN. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Wadena Municipal Airport. The airport's geographic coordinates are also adjusted. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class D Airspace; Mesquite, TX
Document Number: 2013-26925
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class D airspace at Mesquite, TX. Establishment of an airport traffic control tower at Mesquite Metro Airport has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Ennis, MT
Document Number: 2013-26924
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Ennis, MT, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at Ennis-Big Sky Airport. This improves the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Washington, KS
Document Number: 2013-26923
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Washington, KS. Decommissioning of the Morrison non-directional beacon (NDB) at Washington County Memorial Airport has made reconfiguration necessary for standard instrument approach procedures and for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. Geographic coordinates are also updated.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Cut Bank, MT
Document Number: 2013-26922
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace at Cut Bank, MT, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at Cut Bank Municipal Airport. This improves the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also adjusts the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Curtis, NE
Document Number: 2013-26921
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Curtis, NE. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Curtis Municipal Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Carlsbad, NM
Document Number: 2013-26920
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Carlsbad, NM. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Cavern City Air Terminal. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Special Conditions: Bombardier Inc., Models BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 Series Airplanes; Design Roll Maneuver Condition
Document Number: 2013-26913
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Inc. Models BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with an electronic flight control system that provides roll control of the airplanes through pilot inputs to the flight computers. 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.
Special Conditions: Airbus, Model A350-900 Series Airplane; Transient Engine Failure Loads
Document Number: 2013-26911
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for Airbus Model A350- 900 series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the new generation of high bypass engines and the potential loads resulting from extreme engine failure conditions. 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.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Lapeer, MI
Document Number: 2013-26888
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Lapeer, MI. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate amended Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at DupontLapeer 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.
Qualification, Service, and Use of Crewmembers and Aircraft Dispatchers
Document Number: 2013-26845
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule revises the training requirements for pilots in air carrier operations. The regulations enhance air carrier pilot training programs by emphasizing the development of pilots' manual handling skills and adding safety-critical tasks such as recovery from stall and upset. The final rule also requires enhanced runway safety training and pilot monitoring training to be incorporated into existing requirements for scenario-based flight training and requires air carriers to implement remedial training programs for pilots. The FAA expects these changes to contribute to a reduction in aviation accidents. Additionally, the final rule revises recordkeeping requirements for communications between the flightcrew and dispatch; ensures that personnel identified as flight attendants have completed flight attendant training and qualification requirements; provides civil enforcement authority for making fraudulent statements; and, provides a number of conforming and technical changes to existing air carrier crewmember training and qualification requirements. The final rule also includes provisions that provide opportunities for air carriers to modify training program requirements for flightcrew members when the air carrier operates multiple aircraft types with similar design and flight handling characteristics.