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

Notice of Intent to Rule on Request To Release Deed Restrictions at the Yellowstone Airport, West Yellowstone, Montana
Document Number: 2014-15314
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is issuing this notice to advise the public that, effective immediately, it is rescinding the Notice of Intent to rule on the request to release deed restrictions at Yellowstone Airport under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. Section 47125 that was published on January 28, 2014. A re-opening and extension of the comment period was published on March 14, 2014. This rescission is due to the comments received regarding this notice. The request to release the deed restrictions may be reconsidered after further analysis and a Notice of Intent would be published at a later date.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-15254
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-06- 19, for certain Airbus Model A330-201, -202, -203, -223, -243, -301, - 302, -303, -321, -322, -323, -341, -342, and -343 airplanes; and Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes. AD 2012-06-19 currently requires repetitive inspections of the main fitting and sliding tube of the nose landing gear (NLG) for defects, damage, and cracks; and corrective actions if necessary. Since we issued AD 2012-06-19, we have determined that additional airplanes are affected by the identified unsafe condition. This proposed AD would add airplanes to the applicability. This proposed AD would require an inspection of the part number and serial number of the NLG main fitting and NLG sliding tube; for affected parts, a magnetic particle inspection (MPI) for cracks, and flap peening and replacement if necessary. This proposed AD would also require, for certain parts, additional inspections for damage and cracking. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracks, defects, or damage of the main fitting or sliding tube, which could result in consequent NLG collapse.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-15251
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracks in fuselage frames, and a report of a missing strap that was not installed on a fuselage frame during production. This proposed AD would require an inspection to determine if the strap adjacent to a certain stringer is installed, and repair if missing; repetitive inspections of the frame for cracking or a severed frame web; and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD also provides optional actions to terminate certain repetitive inspections. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct missing fuselage frame straps and frame cracking that can result in severed frames. Continued operation of the airplane with multiple adjacent severed frames, or the combination of a severed frame and fuselage skin chemical mill cracks, can result in uncontrolled decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-15250
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 767 and 777 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of uncommanded door closure of the large lower lobe cargo door. This proposed AD would require inspecting for part numbers and serial numbers of the rotary actuators of the large forward and aft lower lobe cargo doors, as applicable, and corrective action if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct rotary actuators made with a material having poor actuator gear wear characteristics, which could result in failure of the rotary actuators for the large forward or aft lower lobe cargo door and subsequent uncommanded door closure, which could possibly result in injury to people on the ground.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-15248
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-30, DC-10- 30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, MD-10-10F, and MD-10-30F airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the forward cargo compartment frames are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This proposed AD would require an inspection of the attachment holes at the forward cargo compartment frames and the cargo liner for cracking, and repair if necessary. This proposed AD would also require installing new oversized fasteners in the forward cargo compartment frames. We are proposing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking of the forward cargo compartment frames, which could result in loss of the fail-safe structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-15247
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 767-200 and -300 series airplane equipped with Pratt & Whitney Model JT9D or PW4000 engines. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of several cases of low hydraulic pressure or loss of electrical power to the alternating current motor pump (ACMP) on the left engine. This proposed AD would require inspecting for damage of the wiring bundles in the left engine's strut and corrective actions if necessary, and installing new wire support brackets and bundle clamp. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct chafed wire bundles due to rubbing against structure or a hydraulic piping elbow, which could result in electrical arcing in a flammable fluid leakage zone, and would provide a possible ignition source for fuel vapors and hydraulic fluids. Ignited fuel vapors or hydraulic fluid in an area without a fire detection or suppression system could result in an uncontained engine strut fire and structural damage to the engine strut.
Airworthiness Directives; Beechcraft Corporation (Type Certificate Previously Held by Hawker Beechcraft Corporation; Raytheon Aircraft Company; Beech Aircraft Corporation) Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-15246
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Beechcraft Corporation (Type Certificate Previously Held by Hawker Beechcraft Corporation; Raytheon Aircraft Company; Beech Aircraft Corporation) Model 400, 400A, 400T, and MU-300 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of a failure of the Acme nut threads in a pitch trim actuator (PTA). This proposed AD would require an inspection to determine if PTAs having a certain serial number and part number are installed, and replacement if they are installed. This proposed AD would also require repetitive replacements of PTAs with new PTAs or certain overhauled PTAs. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the Acme nut threads in the PTA, which could lead to loss of control of pitch trim and reduced controllability of the airplane.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2014-15195
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-30
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2014-14951
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2007-10-07 for all Turbomeca S.A. Arriel 2B, 2B1, and 2B1A turboshaft engines. AD 2007-10-07 required an inspection of the splines of the coupling assembly and the hydro-mechanical metering unit (HMU) drive gear shaft for wear. This AD requires the same inspection and expands the affected population. This AD also removes Arriel 2B1A engines from the applicability. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the HMU drive gear shaft, which could lead to damage to the engine and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Columbia Helicopters, Inc. (Type Certificate Previously Held by Boeing Defense & Space Group) Helicopters
Document Number: 2014-14800
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Columbia Helicopters, Inc. (Columbia) Model 234 helicopters. This AD requires visually and tap inspecting each fore and aft rotor blade for any defect, damage, or a disbond and, if necessary, repairing or replacing the blade. Also, this AD requires dye-penetrant inspecting the aft pylon structure for fatigue cracking in certain areas near the attachment fittings and, if there is a crack, repairing or replacing the aft pylon. This AD is prompted by an accident caused by fatigue failure of an aft pylon fitting attach structure combined with aft rotor blade damage. The actions specified by this AD are intended to detect fatigue cracks in the aft pylon attach structure to prevent overload of the aft pylon structure and failure of the rotor blade, rotor blade vibration, departure of the aft pylon, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Airbus Helicopters) (Previously Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH) Helicopters
Document Number: 2014-14623
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model MBB-BK 117 C-2 helicopters with a certain Goodrich rescue hoist damper unit (damper unit) installed. This AD requires repairing or replacing the damper unit or deactivating the rescue hoist. This AD is prompted by a report of an uncommanded detachment of a damper unit from the cable. These actions are intended to prevent loss of an external load or person from the helicopter hoist and injury to persons being lifted by the hoist.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters (Previously Eurocopter France) Helicopters
Document Number: 2014-14621
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Helicopters Model EC120B and EC130B4 helicopters. This AD requires replacing parts of the sliding door star support attachment assembly, depending on the outcome of required inspections. This AD is prompted by a report that passengers in a helicopter were forced to exit through the pilot door after landing because they could not open the sliding door from the inside. The actions of this AD are intended to prevent failure of the sliding door star support attachment, which could inhibit operation of a sliding door from inside, delaying the evacuation of passengers during an emergency.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-13319
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 2000 and FALCON 2000EX airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that new center of gravity (CG) limits are applicable during takeoff with certain conditions. This AD requires revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to include procedures to advise the flightcrew of the new CG limits. We are issuing this AD to prevent an erratic takeoff path and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2014-15196
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
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: 2014-15159
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-27
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 Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on April 14, 2014, vol. 79, no. 71, pages 20962-20963. 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: Implementation to the Equal Access to Justice Act
Document Number: 2014-15154
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-27
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 Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on April 14, 2014, vol. 79, no. 71, pages 20963-20964. 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: Pilots Convicted of Alcohol or Drug-Related Motor Vehicle Offenses or Subject to State Motor Vehicle Administrative Procedure
Document Number: 2014-15152
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-27
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 Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on April 14, 2014, vol. 79, no. 71, pages 20964-20965. 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.
Notice of Proposed Airport Access Restriction and Opportunity for Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-15150
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Airport Noise and Capacity Act of 1990 (hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'' or ``ANCA'') provides notice, review, and approval requirements for airports seeking to impose noise or access restrictions on Stage 3 aircraft operations that become effective after October 1, 1990. 49 U.S.C. 47521 et seq. This notice is issued pursuant to ANCA and 14 CFR 161.315(b). The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it has determined the application for an airport noise and access restriction submitted by the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) for Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47524 of the ANCA, and 14 CFR part 161, to be complete. The LAWA application seeks approval to adopt a new ordinance that would require all aircraft operators to comply with prevailing flows whenever LAX is in Over-Ocean or Westerly Operations from midnight to 6:30 a.m. The determination of completeness is not an approval or disapproval of the proposed airport access restriction. FAA will review the application, public comments, and any other information obtained under Sec. 161.137(b) and issue a decision approving or disapproving the proposed restriction. FAA intends to issue its decision by November 8, 2014. Public Comments: Interested parties are invited to file comments on the application. Comments are due 30 days after the publication of this notice in the Federal Register.
Airworthiness Directives; Piper Aircraft, Inc.
Document Number: 2014-15139
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would have applied to certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. Models PA-28- 140, PA-28-150, PA-28-160, PA-28-180, PA-28R-180, and PA-28R-200 airplanes. The proposed airworthiness directive (AD) would have superseded AD 71-21-08, Amendment 39-1312, which currently requires replacement of the fuel selector valve cover. This proposed AD would have added additional airplanes to the AD's applicability section and changed the compliance time of the required actions. Since issuance of the NPRM, the FAA has re-evaluated this airworthiness concern and determined that an unsafe condition does not exist that would warrant AD action. This withdrawal does not prevent the FAA from initiating future rulemaking on this subject.
Airworthiness Directives; DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Gliders
Document Number: 2014-15058
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for any DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Model DG-1000T glider equipped with a Solo Kleinmotoren Model 2350 C engine that would revise AD 2013-22-14. 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 engine shaft failure and consequent propeller detachment. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Policy for Discontinuance of Certain Instrument Approach Procedures
Document Number: 2014-14913
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action adopts with minor modification, the policy proposed in the Federal Register on August 2, 2013. Under this policy, the FAA establishes the criteria to identify certain non-directional beacon (NDB) and very high frequency (VHF) omnidirectional radio range (VOR) instrument approach procedures that can be considered for cancellation. Additionally, the FAA responds to comments received during the comment period on the notice of proposed policy.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2014-14807
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211 Trent 553-61, 553A2-61, 556-61, 556A2-61, 556B-61, 556B2-61, 560-61, and 560A2-61 turbofan engines. We are issuing this AD to address, through an update to the electronic engine control (EEC) software, multiple risks of uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2014-15025
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-26
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.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Taylor, TX
Document Number: 2014-14904
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Taylor, TX. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Taylor Municipal Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. Airport coordinates also are adjusted.
Approval of Noise Compatibility Program; Martin County Airport/Witham Field, Stuart, FL
Document Number: 2014-14894
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the Noise Compatibility Program submitted by Martin County 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 December 6, 2011, the FAA determined that the Noise Exposure Maps (NEM's) submitted by Martin County under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On June 11, 2014, the FAA approved the Martin County Airport/Witham Field Noise Compatibility Program (NCP). Most of the recommendations of the program were approved.
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.
Proposed Modification, Revocation, and Establishment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; North Central and Northeast United States
Document Number: 2014-14759
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend, remove, and establish multiple jet routes, high altitude and low altitude Area Navigation (RNAV) routes (Q- and T-routes), and VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways in the north central and northeast United States to reflect and accommodate route changes being made in Canadian airspace as part of Canada's Winsor-Toronto-Montreal (WTM) airspace redesign project. This action also would amend or remove ATS routes with minimal or no use.
Twenty-Sixth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 224, Airport Security Access Control Systems
Document Number: 2014-14702
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the twenty-sixth meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 224, Airport Security Access Control Systems.
Sixty-First Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 186, Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B)
Document Number: 2014-14692
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the sixty first meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 186, Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B).
Second Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 229, 406 MHz Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) Joint With EUROCAE WG-98 Committee
Document Number: 2014-14691
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the first meeting of the 406 MHz Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) Joint with EUROCAE WG-98 Committee.
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: 2014-14690
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-24
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 Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on April 14, 2014, vol. 79, no. 71, pages 20965-20966. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Maintenance, Preventative Maintenance, Rebuilding and Alteration
Document Number: 2014-14689
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-24
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 Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on April 14, 2014, vol. 79, no. 71, page 20964. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Aviation Maintenance Technical Schools
Document Number: 2014-14688
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-24
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 Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on April 14, 2014, vol. 79, no. 71, page 20963. The information collected is needed to determine applicant eligibility and compliance for certification of Civil Aviation mechanics and operation of aviation mechanic schools.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Certification: Mechanics, Repairmen, and Parachute Riggers
Document Number: 2014-14687
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-24
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 Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on April 14, 2014, vol. 79, no. 71, page 20965. FAR part 65 prescribes requirements for mechanics, repairmen, parachute riggers, and inspection authorizations. The information collected shows applicant eligibility for certification.
The Extension of the Expiration Date of the New York North Shore Helicopter Route
Document Number: 2014-14457
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The action amends the expiration date of the final rule requiring pilots flying civil helicopters under Visual Flight Rules to use the New York North Shore Helicopter Route when operating along the north shore of Long Island, New York. The current rule expires on August 6, 2014. The FAA finds it necessary to extend this rule for an additional two years to preserve the current operating environment in order to determine whether the mandatory use of this route should be made permanent. The FAA will conduct notice and comment rulemaking on the permanent use of this route. A limited extension of the current rule provides needed time to conduct the appropriate analysis to assess the rule's impact and proper rulemaking procedures.
Airworthiness Directives; Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-14336
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2006-11-19 for Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH Model Dornier 228-100, 228-101, 228-200, 228- 201, 228-202, and 228-212 airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued 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 chafed or damaged wiring on the flight deck overhead panels (5VE and 6VE). We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-13830
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 727-100 series airplanes. This AD is intended to complete certain mandated programs intended to support the airplane reaching its limit of validity (LOV) of the engineering data that support the established structural maintenance program. For certain airplanes, this AD requires repetitive inspections for cracking in stringers or frames until modification, and repair if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking in stringers or frames originating at or near stringer-to-frame attachment fastener holes, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane, and decompression of the cabin.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada (Bell) Helicopters
Document Number: 2014-13263
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2003-05-03 for Bell Model 407 helicopters. AD 2003-05-03 required preflight checking and repetitively inspecting for a crack in certain tailbooms that have been redesigned, replacing the tailboom if there is a crack, modifying and re-identifying certain tailbooms, installing an improved horizontal stabilizer assembly, and assigning a 5,000 hour time-in-service (TIS) limit. This new AD retains the requirements of AD 2003-05-03 and requires additional inspection requirements. This AD was prompted by additional reports of cracked tailboom skins. The actions in this AD are intended to prevent separation of the tailboom and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Notice of Meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: 2014-14366
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Park Service (NPS), in accordance with the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000, announce the next meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). This notification provides the date, location, and agenda for the meeting. Date and Location: The NPOAG ARC will meet on July 22-23, 2014. The meeting will take place in the Windsor Room of the Fort Collins Marriott located at 350 East Horsetooth Road, Fort Collins, CO 80525. The meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on July 22, 2014 and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on July 23, 2014. This NPOAG meeting will be open to the public.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Redmond, OR
Document Number: 2014-14354
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace at Roberts Field, Redmond, OR. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft arriving and departing under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) at Roberts Field. This action, initiated by the biennial review of the Redmond, OR airspace area, enhances the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport. This action makes a minor correction to the geographic coordinates of the airport and also corrects the lateral dimensions of the southeast segment of Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D and E surface area.
Aviation Weather Product Change: Transition of Select Area Forecasts (FAs) to Digital and Graphical Alternatives
Document Number: 2014-14364
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in coordination with the National Weather Service (NWS), will transition seven (7) Area Forecasts (FAs), currently used as flight planning and pilot weather briefing aids, to digital and graphical alternatives. A joint-agency working group has concluded that these digital and graphical alternatives better-meet the needs of today's aviation users. Guidance with respect to the proper use of these alternatives is forthcoming.
Airworthiness Directives; Embraer S.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-14324
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Embraer S.A. Model EMB-505 airplanes that would supersede AD 2013-22- 20. 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 cracks beyond acceptable limits in the carbon discs of the left hand (LH) and right hand (RH) brake assemblies. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. Helicopters
Document Number: 2014-13838
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model AB412 and AB412EP helicopters with a certain rotor brake pinion installed. This AD requires inspecting the rotor brake pinion for a crack, and replacing it if there is a crack. This AD is prompted by a report of a rotor brake pinion failure. These actions are intended to detect a crack on the rotor brake pinion and prevent failure of the rotor brake pinion, which could lead to detachment of parts inside the transmission and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Helicopters
Document Number: 2014-13836
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta Model AB412 helicopters. This AD requires inspecting the main transmission lubricating system oil outlet hose (hose) for damage, and, if required, replacing the hose. This AD is prompted by reports of damage found on the hose. These actions are intended to prevent loss of main gear box (MGB) lubrication, which could lead to failure of the MGB and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (BHTI) Helicopters
Document Number: 2014-13835
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2003-01-04 for BHTI Model 204B, 205A, 205A-1, 205B, and 212 helicopters. AD 2003-01-04 required inspecting the main rotor grip (grip) and reporting certain inspection results to the FAA. AD 2003-01-04 also required performing additional inspections, repair, or replacement depending on whether a crack or delamination was found, and determining and recording the hours time-in-service (TIS) and the engine start/stop cycles for each grip on a component history card or equivalent record. This new AD requires the same actions as AD 2003-01-04 but adds a retirement life to certain grips and expands the applicability to include the Model 210 helicopter and additional part-numbered grips. This AD was prompted by the discovery of additional cracked grips. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of a grip, separation of a main rotor blade, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Proposed Modification and Revocation of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Sandusky, OH
Document Number: 2014-14142
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify 5 VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways (V-6, V-30, V-126, V-133, and V-416) and remove 1 VOR Federal airway (V-65) in the vicinity of Sandusky, OH. The FAA is proposing this action due to the scheduled decommissioning of the Sandusky, OH (SKY), VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) facility that provides navigation guidance for a portion of the airways listed.