Federal Aviation Administration April 3, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance
Document Number: 2014-07463
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change a portion of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the transfer of airport property (as a part of a land swap) located at Terre Haute International Airport, Terre Haute, Indiana. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use. The proposal consists of 6.374 acres located in the northeastern section of airport property that is not being used by the airport presently, to be transferred to the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) in exchange for the section of State Road 342 (2.05 acres) that is within the Runway 23 Runway Protection Zone (RPZ). SR342 is the primary access to the Indiana Air National Guard Base at the airport and is the connector road between Frye Road and SR42. INDOT will use the parcel for the construction of Swalls Road, making it the connector to SR 42 from Frye Road maintaining access to the Indiana Air National Guard Base. A larger parcel is required to keep the connection intact between Frye Road and SR 42.
Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Grant Assurances
Document Number: 2014-07462
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Changes have been made to the AIP grant assurances to conform the list of General Federal Requirements to the correct numbering of some of the documents that recently changed, to add recent legislation, to revise Assurance 10 to conform to current statute, to clarify that Assurance 25, Airport Revenues, applies when an airport sponsor takes a grant for airport planning, and to note that Assurance 37 applies to airport concession disadvantaged business enterprises. Assurance 20 of the Non-Airport Sponsor Assurances for Non-Airport Sponsors Undertaking Noise Compatibility Program Projects is also revised to delete paragraphs which discussed land purchased for airport development. In addition, on April 24, 2013, the Secretary of Transportation signed the DOT Standard Title VI Assurances and Non-Discrimination Provisions, Order 1050.2A (Title VI Assurances). The Title VI Assurances were incorporated into the FAA Office of Civil Rights Order 1400.11, the ``Nondiscrimination in Federally-Assisted Programs at the Federal Aviation Administration Order,'' which was published on August 27, 2013. The changes to the AIP grant assurances in this Notice incorporate the Title VI Assurances.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2014-07444
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2012-26-14 for all Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) BR700-715A1-30, BR700- 715B1-30, and BR700-715C1-30 turbofan engines. AD 2012-26-14 required removal from service of certain high-pressure (HP) compressor stages 1 to 6 rotor disc assemblies before exceeding certain thresholds. This AD requires removal from service at those same thresholds but restricts the applicability to engines exposed to silver-plated nuts, and removes the terminating action statement required by AD 2012-26-14. This AD was prompted by RRD development of a new silver-free nut that, if installed with a new HP compressor stages 1 to 6 rotor disc assembly, would correct the unsafe condition identified in AD 2012-26-14. We are issuing 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-07318
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2010-23-12 for certain Airbus Model A330 and Model A340 series airplanes. AD 2010-23- 12 required inspecting to determine the part number for Thales Avionics Angle of Attack (AoA) probes, and replacing any affected probe with a serviceable probe. This new AD adds airplanes to the applicability and, for certain airplanes, requires that those affected probes be replaced. This AD was prompted by reports that the AoA sensors on certain airplanes were modified and re-identified without performing the inspection to determine the part number; therefore, the affected probes were not replaced with serviceable probes. We are issuing this AD to prevent erroneous AoA information and consequent delayed activation or non-activation of the AoA protection systems, which, in combination with flight at a high angle of attack, could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-07317
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2009-18-18 for certain ATRGIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR42 and ATR72 airplanes. AD 2009-18-18 required repetitive inspections for damage and absence of repair of the cockpit forward side windows, and replacement if necessary. This new AD requires repetitive detailed inspections of the cockpit forward side window for damage and discrepancies; and replacement if necessary. Replacing both cockpit forward side windows with approved windows terminates the repetitive detailed inspections. This new AD also expands the applicability of AD 2009-18-18. The actions required by AD 2009-18-18 are not required by this AD. This AD was prompted by reports of a cockpit forward right- hand side blow out during flight. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct air/water leakage of the cockpit forward side window, which could lead to rapid cabin decompression, resulting in loss of control of the airplane.
Membership in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: 2014-07289
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Park Service (NPS) are inviting interested persons to apply to fill one existing opening and one upcoming opening on the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) to represent environmental concerns. Selected members will each serve 3-year terms.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-07235
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A330-200, -300 and -200 Freighter series airplanes; and Model A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that an airplane equipped with Angle of Attack (AOA) sensors installed with conic plates recently experienced blockage of all sensors during climb, leading to autopilot disconnection and activation of the alpha protection (Alpha Prot) when Mach number was increased. This AD requires, for certain airplanes, revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to advise the flightcrew of emergency procedures for addressing AOA sensor blockage. This AD also requires replacing the AOA sensor conic plates with AOA sensor flat plates, which is a terminating action for the AFM revision. We are issuing this AD to prevent reduced control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2014-06632
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2007-03-02 for all Rolls-Royce Deutschland (RRD) Tay 620-15, Tay 650-15, and Tay 651- 54 turbofan engines. AD 2007-03-02 required an ultrasonic inspection (UI) of low-pressure (LP) compressor fan blades for cracks on certain serial number (S/N) Tay 650-15 engines. AD 2007-03-02 also required, for all Tay 611-8, 620-15, Tay 650-15, and Tay 651-54 engines, initial and repetitive UIs of LP compressor fan blades. AD 2007-03-02 also required, for Tay 650-15 and Tay 651-54 engines, UIs of LP compressor fan blades whenever the blade set is removed from one engine and installed on a different engine. This AD requires additional inspections for the affected engines and removal of the Tay 611-8 engine from the applicability. This AD was prompted by a report of an additional engine failure due to multiple fan blade separation. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the LP compressor fan blade, engine failure, and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Alexander Schleicher, Segelflugzeugbau Gliders
Document Number: 2014-06627
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Alexander Schleicher, Segelflugzeugbau Model ASK 21 gliders. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued 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 inadequate guidance for spin training operations. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-05425
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of excessive wear on the lower latch surface of the main landing gear (MLG) up-lock hook. This AD requires revising the maintenance program. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct up- lock hooks worn beyond the wear limit, which could prevent the successful extension of the MLG using the primary landing gear extension system, which in combination with an alternate extension system failure could result in the inability to extend the MLG.