Federal Aviation Administration April 14, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Pilots Convicted of Alcohol or Drug-Related Motor Vehicle Offenses or Subject to State Motor Vehicle Administrative Procedure
Document Number: 2014-08393
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The requested information is needed to mitigate potential hazards presented by airmen using alcohol or drugs in flight, to identify persons possibly unsuitable for pilot certification.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Implementation to the Equal Access to Justice Act
Document Number: 2014-08392
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The information is needed to determine an applicant's eligibility for an award of attorney's fees and other expenses under the Equal Access to Justice Act.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: High Density Traffic Airports; Slot Allocation and Transfer Methods
Document Number: 2014-08385
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. This information collection is used to allocate slots and maintain accurate records of slot transfers at High Density Traffic Airports. The information is provided by air carriers and commuter operators, or other persons holding a slot at High Density Airports.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Certification: Mechanics, Repairmen, and Parachute Riggers
Document Number: 2014-08384
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. FAR part 65 prescribes requirements for mechanics, repairmen, parachute riggers, and inspection authorizations. The information collected shows applicant eligibility for certification.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Maintenance, Preventative Maintenance, Rebuilding and Alteration
Document Number: 2014-08366
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. FAR Part 43 prescribes the rules governing maintenance, rebuilding, and alteration of aircraft components, and is necessary to ensure this work is performed by qualified persons, and at proper intervals. This work is done by certified mechanics, repair stations, and air carriers authorized to perform major alterations and major repairs.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Notice of Proposed Construction or Alteration, Notice of Actual Construction or Alteration, Project Status Report
Document Number: 2014-08364
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The FAA uses the information collected on form 7460-1 to determine the effect a proposed construction or alteration would have on air navigation and the National Airspace System (NAS), and the information collected on form 7460-2 to measure the progress of actual construction.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Victoria Regional Airport at Victoria, Texas
Document Number: 2014-08362
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the Victoria Regional Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Aviation Maintenance Technical Schools
Document Number: 2014-08348
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The information collected is needed to determine applicant eligibility and compliance for certification of Civil Aviation mechanics and operation of aviation mechanic schools.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company
Document Number: 2014-08320
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series 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 new airworthiness limitations. 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; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-08319
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A330-200 Freighter, A330-200 and -300, and A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reassessment of an unsafe condition related to MZ-type spoiler servo- controls (SSCs) that did not remain locked in the retracted position (hydraulic locking function) after manual depressurization of the corresponding hydraulic circuit. This reassessment resulted in the determination that performing repetitive operational tests of all SSC types is necessary. This proposed AD would require repetitive operational tests of the hydraulic locking function on each SSC installed on the blue or yellow hydraulic circuits, and replacing any affected SSC with a serviceable SSC. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct loss of the hydraulic locking function during take-off, which, in combination with one inoperative engine, could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-08318
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Jetstream Model 3201 airplanes that would supersede AD 2007-10-16. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated 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 the need to incorporate revisions to the Airworthiness Limitations section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-08312
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Models DA40 and DA40F airplanes that would supersede AD 2013-24-14, which resulted from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated 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 the fatigue strength found in the aft main spar not ensuring unlimited lifetime structural integrity. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products and to change the compliance time to coincide with other regulatory requirements.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-08304
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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 two in-service reports of fracture of the rudder pedal tubes installed on the pilot-side rudder bar assembly. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking and damage of the pilot-side rudder pedal tubes, and corrective action if necessary. This proposed AD would also provide optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracked and damaged pilot-side rudder pedal tubes, which could result in loss of function of the pilot's rudder pedal during flight, takeoff, or landing, and could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-08303
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A300-600 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracking found in the pylon box, which was due to the stresses resulting from the pressure applied by the engines' thrust reverser cowl bumpers. This proposed AD would require repetitive high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections for cracking, and replacement of all fittings if necessary. Replacement of all fittings would terminate the repetitive HFEC inspections. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracks of the pylon rib 5, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-08302
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 95-26-11, which applies to all Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Model L-1011 series airplanes. AD 95-26-11 currently requires inspections to detect cracking of the fittings that attach the aft pressure bulkhead to the fuselage stringers, inspections to detect cracking of the fittings and of the splice tab of the aft pressure bulkhead, and corrective actions if necessary. Since we issued AD 95-26-11, we have determined that the fittings at stringer attachments to the upper region of the aft pressure bulkhead are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD), which could result in cracking in the aft pressure bulkhead. This proposed AD would reduce the compliance time; add inspections for cracking of certain aft fuselage skin panels; add a structural modification; and also add a post modification inspection program. We are proposing this AD to prevent simultaneous failure of multiple stringer end fittings through fatigue cracking at the aft pressure bulkhead, which could lead to rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-08301
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2008-17- 03, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, - 200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. AD 2008-17-03 currently requires repetitive inspections to detect fuselage frame cracking, and corrective action if necessary. AD 2008-17-03 also provides for optional terminating action (repair/preventive change) for the repetitive inspections. Since we issued AD 2008-17-03, we have determined that additional airplanes may be subject to the identified unsafe condition. This proposed AD would add airplanes to the applicability. For the newly added airplanes, however, this proposed AD would not provide terminating action for the repetitive inspections because service information has not been provided for a repair/ preventive change. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fuselage frame cracking, which could prevent the left forward entry door from sealing correctly, and could cause in-flight decompression of the airplane.
Special Conditions: Embraer S.A., Model EMB-550 Airplanes; Flight Envelope Protection: Normal Load Factor (g) Limiting
Document Number: 2014-08275
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Embraer S.A. Model EMB-550 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with an electronic flight control system that prevents the pilot from inadvertently or intentionally exceeding the positive or negative airplane limit load factor. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Special Conditions: Embraer S.A.; Model EMB-550 Airplane; Stowage Compartment Fire Protection
Document Number: 2014-08269
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Embraer S.A. Model EMB-550 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology and design envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. This design feature is the installation of a stowage compartment in the lavatory to store passenger belongings. The isolation of this stowage compartment from the main cabin could hinder the ability of the flight crew to detect a fire. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Modification of Area Navigation (RNAV) Route Q-20, TX
Document Number: 2014-08243
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies RNAV route Q-20 by relocating the FUSCO waypoint (WP) southwest to match the intersection of Jet routes J-15 and J-183. This action enhances the safe and efficient management of aircraft within the National Airspace System.
Stage 3 Helicopter Noise Certification Standards; Correction
Document Number: 2014-07941
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published in the Federal Register of March 4, 2014 a document adopting more stringent noise certification standards for helicopters that are certificated in the United States (U.S.). Inadvertently the incorrect amendment number was assigned. This document corrects the amendment number cited in the heading of the final rule.