Federal Aviation Administration January 10, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; Dowty Propellers Propellers
Document Number: C1-2013-30882
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-00234
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 777 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of latently failed fuel shutoff valves discovered during fuel filter replacement. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program to include a new airworthiness limitation. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct latent failures of the fuel shutoff valve to the engine, which could result in the inability to shut off fuel to the engine and, in case of certain engine fires, an uncontrollable fire that could lead to wing failure.
Airworthiness Directives; Austro Engine GmbH Engines
Document Number: 2014-00169
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2013-14- 08 that applies to all Austro Engine GmbH model E4 engines. AD 2013-14- 08 requires removing from service certain part number (P/N) waste gate controllers. Since we issued AD 2013-14-08 we received several reports of power loss events due to fracture of the waste gate controller lever. This proposed AD would require removing certain P/N waste gate controllers from service. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the waste gate controller lever, which could lead to damage to one or more engines, loss of thrust control, and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2014-00166
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Turbomeca S.A. ASTAZOU XIV B and XIV H engines. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks on the 2nd-stage turbine disk. This AD requires replacement of the 2nd-stage turbine disk. We are issuing this AD to prevent disk cracking, uncontained 2nd-stage turbine blade release, damage to the engine, and damage to the helicopter.