Federal Aviation Administration April 17, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Delegation of Authority
Document Number: 2014-08776
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) gives notice that the FAA Administrator has issued a Revised Delegation of Authority to the Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition (ODRA) that modifies the existing Delegation of authority dated October 12, 2011. The FAA is publishing the text of the Revised Delegation of Authority, executed on March 19, 2014, so that it is available to interested parties.
Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-08730
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain the Boeing Company Model DC-9-10, DC-9-20, DC-9-30, DC-9-40, and DC-9-50 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the bulkhead dome tees, which connect the bulkhead web to the fuselage, are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the improved ventral aft pressure bulkhead tees and replacement if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the bulkhead dome tees, which could result in reduced structural integrity and rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-08727
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by our determination of the need to incorporate new life limits for the main landing gear (MLG) barrel assembly, retraction actuator assembly linkage, and flange duct. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program to include the new life limits. We are proposing this AD to prevent reduced structural integrity of the airplane and possible loss of controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-08726
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model DC-8-55, DC-8F-54, and DC-8F-55 airplanes, Model DC-8-60 series airplanes, Model DC-8-60F series airplanes, Model DC-8-70 series airplanes, and Model DC-8-70F series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by multiple reports of cracking of the upper aft skin panel of the fuselage. An evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicates that the upper aft skin panel of the fuselage is subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This proposed AD would require removing any previously installed local repairs; installing a full-length improvement modification with finger doublers or a full-length repair with finger doublers; and repetitive inspections for cracking of the doublers, and repair if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the upper aft skin panel of the fuselage, which could result in loss of structural integrity and consequent rapid decompression of the airplane.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Traverse City, MI
Document Number: 2014-08695
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D and Class E airspace at Traverse City, MI. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Cherry Capital Airport. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. Geographic coordinates are also updated.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Holdrege, NE
Document Number: 2014-08694
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Holdrege, NE. Decommissioning of the Holdrege non-directional radio beacon (NDB) at Brewster Field Airport has made reconfiguration necessary for standard instrument approach procedures and for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. Geographic coordinates are also updated.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-35 and V-276; Eastern United States
Document Number: 2014-08693
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action changes the effective date of a final rule published in the Federal Register on April 1, 2014, amending VOR Federal airways V-35 and V-276 in the eastern United States. The FAA is taking this action to link the effective date of the airway amendments with the completion of the development of associated enroute and terminal procedures and the date for decommissioning the Tyrone, PA VORTAC.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Warsaw, MO
Document Number: 2014-08692
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Warsaw, MO. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Warsaw Municipal Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Twenty Fifth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 213, Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS)
Document Number: 2014-08619
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the twenty fifth meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 213, Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS).
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2014-08103
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2014-08102
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.