Federal Aviation Administration June 25, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Interpretation of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft
Document Number: 2014-14948
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action provides interested persons with the opportunity to comment on the FAA's interpretation of the special rule for model aircraft established by Congress in the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. In this interpretation, the FAA clarifies that: Model aircraft must satisfy the criteria in the Act to qualify as model aircraft and to be exempt from future FAA rulemaking action; and consistent with the Act, if a model aircraft operator endangers the safety of the National Airspace System, the FAA has the authority to take enforcement action against those operators for those safety violations.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-14814
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-8 and 747-8F series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by an analysis by the manufacturer, which revealed that certain fuse pins for the strut-to-wing attachment of the outboard aft upper spar are susceptible to migration in the event of a failed fuse pin through bolt. This proposed AD would require replacing the fuse pins for the strut-to-wing attachment of the outboard aft upper spar with new fuse pins, and replacing the access cover assemblies with new access cover assemblies. We are proposing this AD to prevent migration of these fuse pins, which could result in the complete disconnect and loss of the strut-to-wing attachment load path for the outboard aft upper spar. The complete loss of an outboard aft upper spar strut-to-wing attachment load path could result in divergent flutter in certain parts of the flight envelope, which could result in loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-14813
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, 747-8F, and 747-8 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of very high temperatures, up to 67 degrees Celsius (152 degrees Fahrenheit), near the floor in the aft lower lobe cargo compartment. This proposed AD would require installing an additional zone temperature sensor (ZTS) in the aft cargo compartment. For certain airplanes, the proposed AD would first require installing tape and replacing the markers in the bulk cargo compartment, unless terminated by the early installation of the ZTS. We are proposing this AD to prevent overheating of the aft lower lobe cargo compartment, where, if temperature sensitive cargo is present, the release of flammable vapors could result in a fire or explosion if exposed to an ignition source.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2014-14797
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-25
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.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee Airman Certification System Working Group
Document Number: 2014-14791
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of draft Airman Certification Standards documents developed by the Airman Certification Standards Working Group for the commercial pilot certificate and the authorized instructor certificate. The Airman Certification Standards documents are designed as the foundation for transitioning to a more integrated and systematic approach to airman certification testing and training. Given their importance in the ongoing evolution of the FAA's airman certification testing and training system, the Airman Certification Standards Working Group wishes to make the draft Airman Certification Standards for the commercial pilot certificate and the revised Airman Certification Standards for the authorized instructor certificate available to the public for review and comment. The Airman Certification Standards Working Group will use the comments it receives to refine its work on this task. These documents are available for public review, download, and comment.