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

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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.
Noise Exposure Map Notice, Laredo International Airport, Laredo, Texas
Document Number: 2014-08683
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by the City of Laredo for Laredo International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et Seq. (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) and 14 CFR Part 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements.
First Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 231, Special Committee 231 TAWS-GPWS
Document Number: 2014-08614
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the first meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 231, TAWS- GPWS.
Airworthiness Directives; Learjet Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-08605
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Learjet Inc. Model 45 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of non-conforming windshield supports (coupe rails). This proposed AD would require a general visual inspection to detect gouging and scratches and to determine if a radius has been removed; an ultrasound inspection to measure the dimensions of the lower coupe rails; an eddy current inspection to detect cracks of the lower coupe rails; replacement of the lower coupe rails if necessary; and revision of the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct non-conforming windshield supports, which could result in uncontrolled cabin depressurization. Non-conforming windshield supports could also compromise the capability of the windshield to withstand a bird strike.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-08598
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A300 and A310 series airplanes, and certain Model A300-600 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a review of certain repairs, which revealed that the structural integrity of the airplane could be affected if those repairs are not re-worked. This proposed AD would require an inspection to identify certain repairs, and corrective action if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct certain repairs on the floor cross beams flange. If those repairs are not reworked, the structural integrity of the airplane could be negatively affected.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2014-08567
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Harmonization of Airworthiness Standards-Miscellaneous Structures Requirements and Harmonization of Airworthiness Standards-Gust and Maneuver Load Requirements; Corrections
Document Number: 2014-08564
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is correcting notice numbers that appear in the heading of two notices of proposed rulemakings published in the Federal Register. The publications are ``Harmonization of Airworthiness StandardsMiscellaneous Structures Requirements'' (78 FR 13835, March 1, 2013) and ``Harmonization of Airworthiness StandardsGust and Maneuver Load Requirements'' (78 FR 31851, May 28, 2013). These actions address regulatory differences between the airworthiness standards of the FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency, without affecting current industry design practices.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-08455
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A300 B4-600 and A300 B4-600R series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks found in certain bottom wing skin stringers during full-scale fatigue testing and in service. This AD requires modifying the profile of stringer run-outs of both wings, including a high frequency eddy current inspection of the fastener holes for defects and, if necessary, repairs. We are issuing this AD to prevent cracking in the bottom wing skin stringers, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the wings.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-08452
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting 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 AD was prompted by a determination that for certain slat system failure cases, the resulting slat skew could lead to failure of the slat system. This AD requires replacing certain locking plates with certain anti-migration assemblies on certain left and right wing slats. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the eccentric pins at the slat track attachment, and slat panels consequently disconnecting from the wing, leading to the loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-07821
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Fokker Services B.V. Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the butt-joints on the forward fuselage above the passenger door are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This AD requires inspecting the forward fuselage butt-joints for cracking, repairing any crack, and eventually doing a terminating repair. We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking of such butt-joints, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane and in- flight decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Helicopters
Document Number: 2014-07672
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Sikorsky Model S-92A helicopters. This AD requires, initially and each time the clamps are removed, inspecting for chafing between the electrical wires and the hydraulic lines and, if there is chafing between the wires or lines, before further flight, replacing the unairworthy wires or lines with airworthy wires or lines. Also, this AD requires inspecting each clamp for correct installation, and if a clamp is incorrectly installed or missing, before further flight, correctly installing the clamps. This AD is prompted by chafing between high voltage electrical wiring and hydraulic lines that led to two fires in the top deck of the helicopter, which does not have fire detection nor extinguishing capability. The actions specified by this AD are intended to detect any chafing between the electrical wires and the hydraulic lines that could result in a fire and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-08463
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B16 (CL-604 Variant) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of loose, broken, or backed out spur gear bolts on the horizontal stabilizer trim actuator (HSTA). This proposed AD would require a revision to the airplane flight manual, a revision to the maintenance or inspection program, and replacement of HSTAs having certain part numbers. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct loose spur gear bolts on the HSTA, which, if combined with the failure of the primary load path, could lead to failure of the HSTA and subsequent loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-08460
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB- 135BJ airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of failure of the bolts that connect the cockpit windshield center-post to the forward fuselage. This proposed AD would require repetitive detailed inspections to detect discrepancies on the attaching parts of the cockpit windshield center-post; checking whether the bolts are tightened, if applicable; and modifying parts, including inspecting for and repairing damage. The modification would terminate the repetitive inspections. We are proposing this AD to prevent failed bolts and failed attaching parts of the cockpit windshield center-post, which could lead to loss of structural integrity of the airplane.
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.
Notice of a Non-Aeronautical Land-Use Change Effecting the Quitclaim Deed and Federal Grant Assurance Obligations at A.B. Won Pat Guam International Airport, Tamuning, Guam
Document Number: 2014-08205
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application for a non-aeronautical land- use change of approximately 23.06 acres of airport property at A.B. Won Pat Guam International Airport, Tamuning, Guam from the aeronautical use provisions of the Quitclaim Deed and Grant Agreement Assurances since the land is not needed for the purpose for which it was conveyed. The property will be used to grant an easement to the Government of Guam for the construction of a roadway in exchange for which the Airport Authority will be fairly compensated. The project will improve traffic flow and better utilize the airport property to enhance transportation at and around the airport. The use of the land for a roadway represents a compatible land use that will not interfere with the airport or its operation, thereby protecting the interests of civil aviation.
Approval of Noise Compatibility Program; Southwest Florida International Airport, Fort Myers, FL
Document Number: 2014-08203
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the Noise Compatibility Program submitted by the Lee County Port Authority under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR part 150. These findings are made in recognition of the description of Federal and nonfederal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96-52 (1980). On January 30, 2013, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by the Lee County Port Authority under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On April 4, 2014, the FAA approved the Southwest Florida International Airport Noise Compatibility Program. Some of the recommendations of the Program were approved by FAA.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-08144
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the reopening of the comment period for the above-referenced NPRM, which proposed the adoption of a new airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all The Boeing Company Model MD-90-30 airplanes and that would supersede AD 97-11-07 and AD 99-18-23. The NPRM proposed to continue to require revising the Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate certain compliance times for principal structural elements (PSE) inspections and replacement times for safe-life limited parts. The NPRM also proposed to require revising the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate a new PSE requirement for the rear spar caps of the horizontal stabilizer and its associated inspections. This reopening of the comment period is necessary to ensure that all interested persons have ample opportunity to submit any written relevant data, views, or arguments regarding the proposed requirements of the NPRM.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee-Transport Airplane Performance and Handling Characteristics-Continuing a Task
Document Number: 2014-08139
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA assigned the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) a new phase 2 task to provide recommendations regarding new or updated standards in the highest priority topic areas for airplane performance and handling characteristics. This task addresses the Flight Test Harmonization Working Group's recent recommendations. This notice informs the public of phase 2 ARAC activity and does not solicit membership for the existing Flight Test Harmonization Working Group (FTHWG).
Office of Commercial Space Transportation: Black Sky Training Safety Approval Performance Criteria
Document Number: 2014-08117
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This is notification of criteria used to evaluate the Black Sky Training, Inc. (BST) safety approval application. The FAA issued BST a safety approval, subject to the provisions of Title 51 U.S.C Subtitle V, ch. 509, and the orders, rules and regulations issued under it. Pursuant to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Sec. 414.35, this Notice publishes the criteria that were used to evaluate the safety approval application.
Office of Commercial Space Transportation: Waypoint 2 Space Safety Approval Performance Criteria
Document Number: 2014-08116
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This is notification of criteria used to evaluate the Waypoint 2 Space, Inc. (W2S) safety approval application. The FAA issued W2S a safety approval, subject to the provisions of Title 51 U.S.C Subtitle V, ch. 509, and the orders, rules and regulations issued under it. Pursuant to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Sec. 414.35, this Notice publishes the criteria that were used to evaluate the safety approval application.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance
Document Number: 2014-08111
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change approximately 2.54 acres of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the lease of airport property located at Cleveland Hopkins International, Cleveland, Ohio. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use. The property is located near the northwest corner of Brook Park Road and Rocky River Drive, north of the airport and outside the airport fence line. The property is currently vacant land not being used by the airport and is flat, weedy, and grassy. The property will be leased for the development of a gas/service station.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-08071
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of a crack found in the fuselage during a fatigue test campaign. This proposed AD would require repetitive rototest inspections for cracking; corrective actions if necessary; and modification of the torsion box, which would terminate the repetitive inspections. We are proposing this AD to prevent cracking in the side box beam flange of the fuselage, which could affect the structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Canada Corporation Turboprop Engines
Document Number: 2014-08009
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain serial number Pratt & Whitney Canada Corporation (P&WC) model PW150A turboprop engines. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of damage to a high-pressure fuel line, which could result in a high- pressure fuel leak into the engine nacelle. This proposed AD would require rerouting of the igniter cables and installation of new support brackets. We are proposing this AD to prevent high-pressure fuel leaks, which could cause engine fire and damage to the engine and the airplane.