Federal Aviation Administration March 21, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Prohibition Against Certain Flights Within the Tripoli Flight Information Region (FIR); Extension of Expiration Date
Document Number: 2014-06199
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action extends the prohibition of flight operations within the Tripoli Flight Information Region (FIR) by all U.S. air carriers; U.S. commercial operators; persons exercising the privileges of an airman certificate issued by the FAA, except when such persons are operating a U.S.-registered aircraft for a foreign air carrier; and operators of U.S.-registered civil aircraft, except operators of such aircraft that are foreign air carriers. The extension of the expiration date is necessary to prevent a potential hazard to persons and aircraft engaged in such flight operations while the FAA evaluates whether any amendments to the regulation would be appropriate, given current conditions in Libya.
Airworthiness Directives; Continental Motors, Inc. Reciprocating Engines With Superior Air Parts, Inc. (SAP) Cylinder Assemblies Installed
Document Number: 2014-06198
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2009-16-03 for certain Continental Motors, Inc. (CMI) IO-520, TSIO-520, and IO-550 series reciprocating engines, with certain SAP replacement parts manufacturer approval (PMA) investment cast cylinder assemblies installed. AD 2009-16-03 required initial and repetitive inspections and compression tests to detect cracks in those cylinders. This new AD requires that additional engines be added to the applicability. This AD was prompted by the need to add to the applicability all other engine models approved for the use of CMI 520 and 550 cylinder assemblies, such as the CMI 470 series engines when modified by supplemental type certificate (STC), with affected SAP investment cast cylinder assemblies installed. We are issuing this AD to prevent the separation of the cylinder head, damage to the engine, and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. Turboprop Engines
Document Number: 2014-06163
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) PW120, PW121, PW121A, PW124B, PW127, PW127E, PW127F, PW127G, PW127H, and PW127M turboprop engines. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of fuel leaks at the interface between the fuel manifold and the fuel nozzle that resulted in engine fire. This proposed AD would require removal of the O-ring seal from the fuel manifold fitting. We are proposing this AD to prevent in-flight fuel leakage, which could lead to engine fire, damage to the engine, and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-06155
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-200B, 747-200F, 747-300, 747SP, 747-400, and 747-400F series airplanes equipped with Rolls-Royce RB211-524 engines; and certain Model 767-300 series airplanes equipped with Rolls-Royce RB211-524 engines. This AD was prompted by multiple reports of uncommanded thrust reverser unlock events. This AD requires replacing certain relays and relay sockets, and doing wiring changes. For certain airplanes, this AD also requires installing new relay panels, and removing and installing certain components. Additionally, this AD requires, for certain airplanes, accomplishing concurrent actions, which include installing an additional locking system on the thrust reversers and modifying system wiring for in-flight fault indications of the thrust reverser system. We are issuing this AD to prevent an uncommanded thrust reverser deployment during takeoff or in flight, resulting in decreased airplane control and performance, possible runway excursions, and failure to climb.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-06153
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 84-19-01 for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747-200B, and 747-200F series airplanes. AD 84-19-01 required repetitive inspections for cracking of certain tension ties, and repair and certain modifications if necessary. This new AD requires, for certain airplanes, additional 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 new AD requires repetitive post- modification inspections for cracking of the tension tie at BS 760 or 780, and corrective action if necessary. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking in the BS 760 tension tie as a result of bending due to cabin pressurization. We are issuing 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.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-06004
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-400 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of auxiliary power unit (APU) faults due to power feeder cable chafing. This AD requires detailed inspections for damage of the APU power feeder cables; replacing the clamps and installing grommets; and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct chafing of the APU power feeder cables within a flammable fluid leakage zone, which, with arcing, could result in fire and structural damage.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airway V-625, Arizona
Document Number: 2014-05897
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-21
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-625 to reverse the order of points listed in the route description. This action is simply to comply with the standard format for describing routes. The existing alignment of the airway is not affected by this action.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airway V-626, Utah
Document Number: 2014-05896
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-21
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-626 to reverse the order of points listed in the route description. This action is simply to comply with the standard format for describing routes. The existing alignment of the airway is not affected by this action.
Modification, Revocation, and Establishment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes; Charlotte, NC
Document Number: 2014-05894
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes two RNAV routes; modifies three RNAV routes; and removes one RNAV route in the Charlotte, NC, area. These changes, in combination with existing VOR Federal airways, provide additional routing options through and around the Charlotte, NC area.
Airworthiness Directives; M7 Aerospace LLC Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-05613
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all M7 Aerospace LLC Models SA226-AT, SA226-T, SA226-T(B), SA226-TC, SA227-AC (C-26A), SA227-AT, SA227-BC (C-26A), SA227-CC, SA227-DC (C-26B), SA227- TT, SA26-AT, and SA26-T airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of airplanes with multiple fatigue cracks in the FS 69.31 front pressure bulkhead. This AD requires repetitively inspecting (visually) the FS 51.31 front pressure bulkhead on SA26 series airplanes and FS 69.31 front pressure bulkhead on SA226 and SA227 series airplanes for cracks, and repairing any cracked bulkhead; this AD also requires reporting certain inspection results to M7 Aerospace LLC. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-05415
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-07-07 for all The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and - 900ER series airplanes. AD 2013-07-07 required inspecting to determine the part number of the attach pins of the horizontal stabilizer rear spar, and replacing certain attach pins. This new AD clarifies the parts installation limitation and prohibition, and adds a new requirement for certain airplanes on which certain attach pins were installed. This AD was prompted by inquiries from affected operators regarding the parts installation limitation and prohibition, and re- installation of certain attach pins that were removed for inspection. We are issuing this AD to prevent premature failure of the attach pins, which could cause reduced structural integrity of the horizontal stabilizer to fuselage attachment, resulting in loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2014-04952
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-Trent 970-84, RB211-Trent 970B-84, RB211- Trent 972-84, RB211-Trent 972B-84, RB211-Trent 977-84, RB211-Trent 977B-84, and RB211-Trent 980-84 turbofan engines. This AD requires inspections of the low-pressure turbine exhaust case and support assembly or tail bearing housing (TBH) to detect cracks or damage. This AD was prompted by an RR structural re-analysis indicating that the TBH may not retain full limit load capability in all fail-safe conditions. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the TBH, resulting in damage to the engine and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-04852
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-200B, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F series airplanes, and Model 767 series airplanes, powered by General Electric (GE) CF6-80C2 engines. This AD was prompted by reports of failure of the electro mechanical brake flexshaft (short flexshaft) of the thrust reverser actuation system (TRAS). This AD requires replacing the short flexshaft on each engine with a new short flexshaft, testing of the electro mechanical brake and center drive unit (CDU) cone brake to verify the holding torque, and performing related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to prevent an uncommanded in-flight thrust reverser deployment and consequent loss of control of the airplane.