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

Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-12613
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2004-03- 19, which applies to certain Airbus Model A320-111, -211, and -231 series airplanes. AD 2004-03-19 requires repetitive inspections for cracking in the transition and pick-up angles in the lower part of the center fuselage area, and corrective action if necessary. AD 2004-03-19 also provides for an optional terminating modification for the repetitive inspection requirements. Since we issued AD 2004-03-19, we have determined that the modification must be accomplished in order to address the unsafe condition. This proposed AD would also require that modification by installing washers between the transition pick-up angle and the pin nuts, and doing related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would also add airplanes to the applicability. We are proposing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking in the transition and pick-up angles of the lower part of the center fuselage, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the wing-fuselage support and fuselage pressure vessel.
Meeting: RTCA Program Management Committee
Document Number: 2014-12574
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Program Management Committee.
Twentieth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 217-Aeronautical Databases Joint with EUROCAE WG-44-Aeronautical Databases
Document Number: 2014-12568
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 217Aeronautical Databases being held jointly with EUROCAE WG-44Aeronautical Databases.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-12479
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-13- 08, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747- 100B, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes, without a stretched upper deck or stretched upper deck modification. AD 2012-13-08 currently requires repetitive inspections of tension ties and surrounding structure for cracking, additional inspections for certain airplanes, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. AD 2012-13-08 also currently requires modification of tension tie structure or tension tie and frame structure at specified stations, a post-modification inspection of any modified area for cracking, repetitive inspections for cracking in the unmodified areas of the tension tie structure and frame structure at certain stations, and repair if necessary. Since we issued AD 2012-13-08, the manufacturer conducted a widespread fatigue damage analysis and determined that additional inspections are necessary. This proposed AD would add, for certain airplanes, surface high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections for cracking in unmodified center section tension ties, and repair if necessary; repetitive post- modification eddy current inspections for cracking of modified and unmodified areas, and repair if necessary; a new modification (replacement) of tension tie and frame structures; and repetitive inspections of tension ties and surrounding structure for cracking, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD also reduces an inspection interval. We are proposing this AD to prevent tension ties from becoming severed or disconnected from the frames, which could lead to reduced structural integrity and sudden decompression of the airplane in flight.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-12475
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-29
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, and DC-9-30 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the improved (shot-peened) aft fuselage non-ventral pressure bulkhead tee is subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking of the improved (shot-peened) non-ventral aft pressure bulkhead tees, and replacement if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the improved (shot- peened) non-ventral aft pressure bulkhead dome tees connecting the bulkhead web to the fuselage, which could result in reduced structural integrity and rapid decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-12473
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-29
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-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes, and Model CL-600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that certain parts of the aft baggage door did not conform to the design specifications and were of degraded strength. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking and deformations of certain stop fittings and striker plates of the aft baggage bay door; and replacement, which would terminate the repetitive inspections. We are proposing this AD to prevent cracking and deformations of certain stop fittings and striker plates, which may result in the opening of the aft baggage bay door and rapid decompression or reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-12448
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Model L-1011 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracked rib cap castellations. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for castellation and skin clips cracked or damaged between stringers and cracked stringer clips of the wing box pylon back-up structure, and front spar to rear spar, repetitive inspections for cracking, damage, or failure of the pylon back-up torque box structure; repetitive inspections for cracking or damage of the wing box external areas at the drag brace aft wing fitting; and repetitive inspections of the outer surface of the wing upper and lower skins for cracks or damage along the rib attachment at the fastener holes and between the two rows of attachment; and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracked or damaged rib cap castellations, which could degrade the structural capabilities of the airplane.
Order Limiting Scheduled Operations at John F. Kennedy International Airport
Document Number: 2014-12363
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action grants with conditions a limited waiver of the slot usage requirement for operating authorizations (slots) at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) due to construction at the airport during the winter 2014/2015 and summer 2015 scheduling seasons. This waiver applies only to JFK slots for the period from March 1, 2015, through October 24, 2015.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-12260
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2010-03- 05, which applies to all The Boeing Company Model 747-200C and -200F series airplanes. AD 2010-03-05 currently requires, for section 41 upper deck floor beam upper chords, an inspection for cracks of certain fastener holes, and corrective action if necessary; and repetitive replacements of the upper chords, straps (or angles), and radius fillers of certain upper deck floor beams and, for any replacement that is done, inspections for cracks, and corrective actions if necessary. Since we issued AD 2010-03-05, we have determined that the upper deck floor beams are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD), the existing inspection program is not sufficient to maintain an acceptable level of safety, and section 42 upper deck floor beam upper chords are subject to the unsafe condition. This proposed AD would add post- replacement inspections for section 41 and reduce certain compliance times. This proposed AD would also require repetitive inspections of section 42 upper deck floor beam upper chords, repetitive replacements of the upper chords, post-replacement inspections, and corrective action if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the upper chords and straps (or angles) of the floor beams, which could lead to failure of the floor beams and consequent loss of controllability, rapid decompression, and loss of structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-12258
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would supersede certain existing airworthiness directives (ADs) for The Boeing Company Model 757-200, -200PF, and -200CB series airplanes. The NPRM proposed to require a determination of the type of trailing edge wedges of the leading edge slats, repetitive inspections on certain trailing edge wedges for areas of skin-to-core disbonding, and corrective actions if necessary; and proposed to revise the applicability of the existing ADs to include additional airplanes. The NPRM also provided an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. Since we issued the NPRM, we have determined that the manufacturer's service information is inadequate to accomplish the actions necessary to address the unsafe condition. Once the manufacturer has issued new service information to address the unsafe condition, we may issue new rulemaking action that positively addresses the unsafe condition identified in the NPRM. Accordingly, the NPRM is withdrawn.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. Air Data Pressure Transducers
Document Number: 2014-12256
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to rescind airworthiness directive (AD) 2012-26-15, which applies to certain Honeywell International Inc. air data pressure transducers as installed on various aircraft. AD 2012-26-15 requires doing various tests or checks of equipment having certain air data pressure transducers, removing equipment if necessary, and reporting the results of the tests or checks. As an option to the tests or checks, AD 2012-26-15 allows removal of affected equipment having certain air data pressure transducers. We issued AD 2012-26-15 to detect and correct inaccuracies of the pressure sensors, which could result in altitude, computed airspeed, true airspeed, and Mach computation errors. AD 2012-26-15 reported that these errors could reduce the ability of the flightcrew to maintain the safe flight of the aircraft and could result in consequent loss of control of the aircraft. Since we issued AD 2012-26-15, we have received new data indicating that the safety risk is lower than originally estimated.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-12254
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-100, 737-200, 737-200C, 737-300, 737-400, and 737-500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracking in the lower corners of the forward entry doorway and the upper corners of the airstairs cutout. This proposed AD would require inspections for cracking of the forward entry doorway and airstairs cutout, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD also provides terminating action for the repetitive inspections. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the lower corners of the forward entry door cutout and the upper corners of the airstairs cutout, which could progress and result in an inability to maintain cabin pressurization.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-12251
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. The NPRM proposed to supersede AD 2011-14-06 and proposed revising the maintenance program. The NPRM was prompted by the determination that more restrictive limitations are necessary. This action revises the NPRM by revising the maintenance program to incorporate new limitations. We are proposing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking, accidental damage, or corrosion in principal structural elements, and possible failure of certain life limited parts, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane. Since these actions impose an additional burden over that proposed in the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these proposed changes.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-12244
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600 and -700 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracking in a bulkhead lower frame. This proposed AD would require a detailed and open hole high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspection of the left- and right- side lower frame webs and inner chords for cracking, if necessary, and corrective actions and preventative modifications, if necessary. This proposed AD would also provide for optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections under certain conditions. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking in a bulkhead lower frame web and inner chord, which could result in a severed frame and induced skin cracks, and lead to rapid decompression of the fuselage.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2014-12217
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR). The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of the 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2014-12216
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-28
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.
Proposed Amendment of Class D Airspace; Wichita, McConnell AFB, KS
Document Number: 2014-12177
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D airspace at Wichita, McConnell AFB, KS. The closure of nearby Derby, Hamilton Field has necessitated the need to amend Class D airspace at McConnell AFB. This action would enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-12093
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 777-200, -200LR, -300, -300ER, and 777F series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of two in-service occurrences on Model 737-400 airplanes of total loss of boost pump pressure of the fuel feed system, followed by loss of fuel system suction feed capability on one engine, and in-flight shutdown of the engine. This AD requires revising the maintenance program to incorporate a revision to the Airworthiness Limitations Section of the maintenance planning data (MPD) document. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct failure of the engine fuel suction feed of the fuel system, which, in the event of total loss of the fuel boost pumps, could result in dual engine flameout, inability to restart the engines, and consequent forced landing of the airplane.
Modification of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; North Central United States
Document Number: 2014-11999
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies three Jet Routes (J-45, J-151, and J-233) and a high altitude area navigation (RNAV) route (Q-19). The FAA is taking this action due to a service restriction of the Des Moines, IA (DSM), VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR)/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) facility that provides navigation guidance for a portion of the ATS routes identified.
Modification of the Philadelphia, PA, Class B Airspace Area
Document Number: 2014-11995
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the description of Area G of the Philadelphia Class B airspace area to correct a design error that resulted in the Class B airspace boundary being published 2.1 nautical miles (NM) larger on the southeast side of the area than intended. There are no other changes to the Philadelphia Class B airspace area.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters (Type Certificate Previously Held By Eurocopter France) Helicopters
Document Number: 2014-11528
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Helicopters Model AS332L1 and Model EC225LP helicopters. This AD requires relocating the power supply circuit breaker source of one engine's multi-purpose air intake (MPAI). This AD is prompted by a report that power loss to the MPAI could open the engine air intakes, which could result in engine ice ingestion during flight in icing conditions. These actions are intended to prevent ice ingestion by both engines, which could result in complete loss of engine thrust, and possible loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-09835
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 757-200, -200PF, -200CB, and -300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking of the forward bulkhead web, web stiffeners, attachment angles, and thermal anti-ice (TAI) spray ring assemblies of the engine air intake cowl. This AD requires replacing the forward bulkhead assembly, TAI spray ring assembly, and attachment fittings of the air intake cowl. We are issuing this AD to prevent the failure of air intake cowl components due to cracking, which could result in the air intake cowl separating from the engine and striking critical airplane control surfaces that could result in a loss of airplane control; severe engine damage and loss of thrust; or large parts striking a person or property on the ground.
Airworthiness Directives; Technify Motors GmbH Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: 2014-11983
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Technify Motors GmbH (type certificate previously held by Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH) TAE 125-02-99 and TAE 125-02-114 reciprocating engines. This proposed AD was prompted by in-flight shutdowns on airplanes with TAE 125-02 engines. This proposed AD would require removal of each high-pressure (HP) fuel pump before 300 flight hours (FHs) in service or within 55 FHs after the effective date of the AD, whichever occurs later. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the HP fuel pump, which could result in damage to the engine and damage to the airplane.
Notice before Waiver With Respect to Land at Richmond International Airport, Richmond, Virginia
Document Number: 2014-11982
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is publishing notice of proposed release of 1.318 acres of land at the Richmond International Airport, Richmond, Virginia to the Henrico County for construction of the widening of Charles City Road. An additional 0.622 Acres will be permanently utilized by Henrico County within utility, and drainage easements. There are no adverse impacts to the Airport and the land is not needed for airport development as shown on the Airport Layout Plan. Fair Market Value of the land has been established. The Airport will benefit from the improvements to Charles City Road with the more efficient intersection at Airport Drive. The east and west bound through lanes and dedicated right and left turn lanes will provide a more efficient entry to the Airport. These intangible benefits will offset the value of the released property.
Modification and Establishment of Restricted Areas; Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Document Number: 2014-11976
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes a new restricted area, designated R- 4001C, within a part of the existing restricted areas R-4001A and R- 4001B, at the U.S. Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. The purpose of the new area is to contain two moored balloons, called Aerostats, operating continuously at approximately 10,000 feet MSL. This action segregates nonparticipating aircraft from a hazard to navigation in Aberdeen Proving Ground airspace.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2014-11919
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2013-12- 01 that applies to all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) model RB211 Trent 768-60, 772-60, and 772B-60 turbofan engines. AD 2013-12-01 requires a one-time ultrasonic inspection (UI) of low-pressure (LP) compressor blades with more than 2,500 flight cycles since new or last inspection. Since we issued AD 2013-12-01, RR determined that repetitive UIs of the LP compressor blades are needed. This proposed AD would require initial and repetitive UIs of the affected LP compressor blades. We are proposing this AD to prevent LP compressor blade airfoil separations, damage to the engine, and damage to the airplane.
Proposed Establishment of Class D Airspace and Amendment of Class E Airspace; Blackstone, VA.
Document Number: 2014-11859
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class D airspace and amend existing Class E airspace at Blackstone, VA, to accommodate the new air traffic control tower at Allen C. Perkinson Blackstone Army Airfield. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airfield. This action also would update the geographic coordinates of the airfield's existing Class E airspace.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Cynthiana, KY
Document Number: 2014-11858
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E Airspace at Cynthiana, KY, to accommodate a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) serving Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2014-11558
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-23
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: 2014-11556
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-23
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.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Blairsville, GA.
Document Number: 2014-11860
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects the effective date of a final rule, published in the Federal Register on April 2, 2014, establishing controlled airspace at Blairsville Airport, Blairsville, GA.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance
Document Number: 2014-11857
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 3.1 acres of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the sale of airport property located at Freeman Municipal Airport, Seymour, Indiana. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use. The property is located at 740 East C Avenue, on the corner of 4th Avenue. The property is surplus airport property, following its military air base use during World War II, and is no longer needed for aeronautical purposes. It is currently, and has long been, leased for use as light industrial business. Upon release, the land will be sold for continued use for light industrial purposes.
Amendment of Class D Airspace; St. Paul, MN
Document Number: 2014-11856
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends a typographical error in a final rule correction published in the Federal Register of May 8, 2014, amending the geographic coordinates of South St. Paul Municipal Airport-Richard E. Fleming Field, St. Paul, MN, in Class D airspace.
Airworthiness Directives; Rockwell Collins, Inc. Transponders
Document Number: 2014-11846
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rockwell Collins TDR-94 and TDR-94D Mode select (S) transponders that are installed on airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by instances where the TDR-94 and TDR-94D Mode S transponders did not properly respond to Mode S Only All-Call interrogations when the airplane transitioned from a ground to airborne state. This proposed AD would require inspecting the setting of the airplane type code category strapping and require either modifying the airplane type code category setting or installing the software upgrade to convert the affected transponders to the new part number. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2014-11829
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the ARAC.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2014-11828
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR). The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of the 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2014-11827
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR). The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of the 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.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Bois Blanc Island, MI
Document Number: 2014-11382
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Bois Blanc Island, MI. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Bois Blanc Island Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Office of Commercial Space Transportation; Notice of Availability and Request for Comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for Issuing an Experimental Permit to Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) for Operation of the DragonFly Vehicle at the McGregor Test Site, McGregor, Texas.
Document Number: 2014-11780
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA; 42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.), Council on Environmental Quality NEPA implementing regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500- 1508), and FAA Order 1050.1E, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, Change 1, the FAA is announcing the availability of and requesting comments on the Draft EA for Issuing an Experimental Permit to SpaceX for Operation of the DragonFly Vehicle at the McGregor Test Site, McGregor, Texas.
Amendment of Restricted Area R-5304C; Camp Lejeune, NC
Document Number: 2014-11779
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action changes the name of the using agency for Restricted Area R-5304C, Camp Lejeune, NC. This is an administrative change to reflect organizational restructuring within the United States Marine Corps. It does not affect the boundaries, designated altitudes, time of designation or activities conducted within the restricted area.
Proposed Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Northeast ME
Document Number: 2014-11777
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify VOR Federal airways V-93, V- 314, V-471 and RNAV route T-295 in northeastern Maine due to the scheduled decommissioning of the Princeton, ME, VOR facility. After an analysis of the airway structure the FAA found that portions of the ATS routes around the Princeton, ME, VOR navaid, were rarely utilized and would be removed to further the safe and efficient flow of air traffic within the National Airspace System.
Twenty Fourth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 216, Aeronautical Systems Security
Document Number: 2014-11774
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the twenty fourth meeting of RTCA Special Committee 216, Aeronautical Systems Security.
Land Release for Canandaigua Airport (D38)
Document Number: 2014-11560
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public comment on the Canandaigua Airport (D38), Canandaigua, New York, Notice of Proposed Release from Aeronautical Use of approximately 8.315 +/- acres of airport property, to allow for non-aeronautical development. The parcel is located approximately west of the midpoint of Runway 13-31 at the Canandaigua Airport. The tract currently consists of 8.315 +/- acres and it is currently vacant. The requested release is for the purpose of permitting the Ontario County Industrial Development Agency (Airport Sponsor) to convey title of 8.315 +/- acres to Paul and Susan Yarnall in exchange for a 4.20 +/- acre parcel previously conveyed to the Ontario County Industrial Development Agency by Paul and Susan Yarnall. Documents reflecting the Sponsor's request are available, by appointment only, for inspection at the Office of the Ontario County Industrial Development Agency and the FAA New York Airport District Office.
Additional Types of Child Restraint That May Be Furnished and Used on Aircraft; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2014-11554
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is amending regulations relating to the label required for FAA approved child restraint systems onboard aircraft. This final rule corrects minor technical errors in the codified regulations and updates a cross-reference.
Airworthiness Directives; Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd. Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-11476
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd. Models FA-200-160, FA-200-180, and FA-200- 180AO airplanes. 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 deterioration of brake performance due to seal defects caused by deterioration due to age of the O-rings of the brake master cylinder. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Release of Federally Obligated Property at DeKalb Peachtree Airport, Atlanta, Georgia
Document Number: 2014-11106
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from DeKalb County to waive the requirement that a 28.879 acre parcel of federally obligated property, located at the DeKalb Preachtree Airport, be used for aeronautical purposes.
37th Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 206, Aeronautical Information and Meteorological Data Link Services
Document Number: 2014-11383
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the thirty-seventh meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 206, Aeronautical Information and Meteorological Data Link Services.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-11187
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-15
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, A330-300, A340-200, -300, - 500, and -600 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that the service life limits of the cabin pressure control system (CPCS) safety valves installed on the aft pressure bulkhead were being exceeded. This proposed AD would require repetitive replacement of the CPCS safety valves with serviceable valves. We are proposing this AD to prevent exceeding the service life limits of the CPCS safety valves, which, in the event of a failure, could result in excessive positive or negative differential pressure in the fuselage and consequent incapacitation or injuries to airplane occupants.
Technical Operations Safety Action Program (T-SAP) and Air Traffic Safety Action Program (ATSAP)
Document Number: 2014-11150
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action affirms the policy and responds to comments received in response to the Notice published on July 19, 2013 (78 FR 43091) regarding the application of our regulations, Technical Operations Safety Action Program (T-SAP) and Air Traffic Safety Action Program (ATSAP). The Notice proposed that safety information provided to the FAA under the T-SAP and ATSAP programs be designated by an FAA Order as protected from public disclosure in accordance with the provisions of our regulations, Protection of Voluntarily Submitted Information. The designation is intended to encourage persons to voluntarily provide information to the FAA under the T-SAP and ATSAP, so the FAA can learn about and address aviation safety hazards and implement, as appropriate, corrective measures for events or safety issues.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Akutan, AK
Document Number: 2014-11109
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace at Akutan Airport, Akutan, AK. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate the new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at the airport. This action enhances the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport.