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

Waiver of Autonomous Reentry Restriction for a Reentry Vehicle
Document Number: 2014-05136
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice concerns three petitions for waiver related to the launch and reentry of an Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle. In the first of these petitions, United Launch Alliance (ULA) requested a waiver of the FAA's requirement that the expected number of casualties for a launch not exceed 0.00003 casualties (Ec
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Akutan, AK
Document Number: 2014-05133
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify the Class E airspace at Akutan Airport, Akutan, AK. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at the airport. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport.
Public Notice for Waiver for Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance at Lockhart Municipal Airport, Lockhart, TX
Document Number: 2014-04916
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to change a portion of the airport from aeronautical use to nonaeronautical use and to authorize the conversion of the airport property. The proposal consists of one parcel of land containing a total of approximately 5.143 acres located on the east side of the airport, north of Airport Road and west of US Highway 183. The parcel was originally acquired as part of a grant in 1948. The land comprising this parcel is outside the forecasted need for aviation development and, thus, is no longer needed for indirect or direct aeronautical use. The airport wishes to develop this land for compatible commercial, nonaeronautical use. The income from the conversion of this parcel will benefit the aviation community by reinvestment in the airport. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the conversion of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. The disposition of proceeds from the conversion of the airport property will be in accordance with FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999. In accordance with Section 47107(h) of Title 49, United States Code, this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before modifying the land-use assurance that requires the property to be used for an aeronautical purpose.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH Helicopters
Document Number: 2014-04589
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH (ECD) Model EC135 and MBB-BK 117 C-2 helicopters. This AD requires inspecting the flight-control bearings repetitively, replacing any loose bearing with an airworthy flight- control bearing, and installing bushings and washers. This AD was prompted by the discovery during a routine inspection of loose flight control bearings because of incorrect installation. The actions of this AD are intended to prevent the affected control lever from shifting, contacting the helicopter structure, and reducing control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-04588
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-12-08 for certain The Boeing Company Model 777-200 and -300 series airplanes. AD 2012-12-08 required an inspection for the part number of the main landing gear retract actuator fuse pin, and replacement of the pin if necessary. This new AD retains the actions required by AD 2012-12-08 and adds airplanes to the applicability. This AD was prompted by a determination that additional airplanes may be subject to the identified unsafe condition. We are issuing this AD to prevent structural damage to the side and drag brace lock assemblies, which could result in landing gear collapse during touchdown, rollout, or taxi.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH Helicopters
Document Number: 2014-04571
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH (Eurocopter) Model MBB-BK 117 C-2 helicopters with a jettisonable sliding door (door) installed. This AD requires inspecting the lock release assembly and the middle and upper lever locking bolts of each door, replacing any damaged parts with airworthy parts, and ensuring the door is correctly installed. This AD was prompted by the uncommanded detaching of a door from an MBB-BK 117 C-2 fuselage. The actions of this AD are intended to prevent the in- flight loss of the door, which could damage the helicopter and injure persons on the ground.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH Helicopters
Document Number: 2014-04570
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH (Eurocopter) Model EC135P1, EC135P2, EC135P2+, EC135T1, EC135T2, and EC135T2+ helicopters. This AD requires analyzing the main gearbox (MGB) oil for indications of metal chips or pieces, reviewing the MGB log or equivalent record, and inspecting certain teeth in the MGB after two chip indications. This AD was prompted by a partial tooth rupture found in an MGB that was returned to the manufacturer for repairs. The actions of this AD are intended to detect wear in the MGB that could lead to a gear tooth rupture, failure of the MGB, loss of power to the main rotor, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. Helicopters
Document Number: 2014-04274
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model AB412 and AB412 EP helicopters. This AD requires inspecting the tail rotor (T/R) blade for a crack, corrosion, nick, scratch, dent, or other damage and replacing or repairing the blade, depending on the damage. This AD is prompted by reports of T/R blade failures caused by fatigue cracking that originated from surface damage. These actions are intended to prevent failure of the T/R blade and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.