Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes, and Model CL-600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that for certain slat system jam- disconnect failure cases, the resulting slat skew could lead to failure of the eccentric pin at the slat track attachment. If the pin migrates out of the attachment lugs, this could cause certain slat panels to disconnect from the wing. This proposed AD would require replacing certain locking plates with certain anti-migration assemblies on certain left and right wing slats. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the eccentric pins at the slat track attachment, and consequent slat panels disconnecting from the wing, leading to the loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Helicopters
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model EC120B and EC130B4 helicopters. This proposed AD would require replacing parts of the sliding door star support attachment assembly, depending on the outcome of required inspections. This proposed AD is prompted by a report that passengers in a Eurocopter helicopter were forced to exit through the pilot door after landing because they could not open the sliding door from the inside. The proposed actions are intended to prevent failure of the sliding door star support attachment, which could inhibit operation of a sliding door from inside, delaying the evacuation of passengers during an emergency.
Notice of Policy Change for the Use of FAA Approved Training Devices
The notification provides information and guidance concerning the use of FAA approved ground trainers, Personal Computer Aviation Training Device's (PCATD), Flight Training Devices (FTD) level 1-3, and Aviation Training Devices (ATD).