Federal Aviation Administration July 1, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-15416
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 757-200, -200PF, -200CB, and -300 series airplanes. The NPRM proposed to require, for certain airplanes, installing new relays adjacent to two of the spoiler control modules. For certain other airplanes, the NPRM proposed to require torquing the bracket assembly installation nuts and ground stud nuts, and doing bond resistance tests between the bracket assemblies and the terminal lugs on the ground studs. The NPRM was prompted by numerous reports of unintended lateral oscillations during final approach, just before landing. This action revises the NPRM by adding actions that are necessary to address the identified unsafe condition. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM (SNPRM) to reduce the chance of unintended lateral oscillations near touchdown, which could result in loss of lateral control of the airplane, and consequent airplane damage or injury to flight crew and passengers. 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; Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-15381
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2011-09- 04, which applies to all Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Model 382, 382B, 382E, 382F, and 382G airplanes. AD 2011-09-04 currently requires repetitive inspections for any damage of the lower surface of the center wing box, and corrective actions if necessary. Since we issued AD 2011-09-04, an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicated that the center wing box is subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This proposed AD would also require replacement of the center wing box, which would terminate the repetitive inspections. This proposed AD would also add a concurrent related investigative action. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the lower surface of the center wing box, which could result in structural failure of the wings.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-15378
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of an incorrectly assembled check tee fitting used in fire extinguishing (FIREEX) distribution lines. This proposed AD would require inspecting to determine the part number and for all affected check tee fittings measuring for correct depth, and replacing if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct faulty check tee fittings, which will reduce fire extinguishing protection.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-15369
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777-200, 777-200LR, 777-300ER, and 777F series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report indicating that sealant may not have been applied in production to the wing skin panel gaps above certain underwing fittings. This proposed AD would require an inspection for missing sealant, and applicable other specified, related investigative, and corrective actions. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct missing sealant from the wing skin panel gaps above the underwing fittings, which could result in corrosion and fatigue cracking in the wing skin panel, and consequent loss of limit load capability of the wing skin and potential subsequent structural failure of the wings.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Memphis, MO
Document Number: 2014-15180
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Memphis, MO. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Memphis Memorial Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Steele, MO
Document Number: 2014-15175
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Steele, MO. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Steele Municipal Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-15136
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2007-10-16 for all British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Jetstream Model 3201 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 the need to incorporate revisions to the Airworthiness Limitations section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. Turboprop Engines
Document Number: 2014-14955
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) turboprop engines. This AD requires installing a reinforcement liner to the power turbine (PT) containment ring and, for certain PT containment rings, adding scallops. This AD was prompted by in-service events involving the perforation of engine cases as a result of the liberation of PT blades and the fracture/ displacement of the PT containment ring. We are issuing this AD to prevent uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2014-14954
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-Trent 875-17, 877-17, 884-17, 884B-17, 892- 17, 892B-17, and 895-17 turbofan engines. This AD requires inspection of the affected low-pressure (LP) turbine bearing support and exhaust case assembly and, if necessary, its replacement with a part eligible for installation. This AD was prompted by thin-walled LP turbine bearing support and exhaust case assemblies having been delivered into service. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the LP turbine bearing support and exhaust case assembly, which could lead to engine separation and damage to the airplane.