Federal Aviation Administration July 7, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Harmonization of Airworthiness Standards-Fire Extinguishers and Class B and F Cargo Compartments
Document Number: 2014-15789
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to amend certain airworthiness regulations for transport category airplanes by upgrading fire safety standards for one type of cargo compartment; establishing fire safety standards for a new type of cargo compartment; and updating related standards for fire extinguishers. The proposed rules are based on recommendations from the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and they address designs for which airworthiness directives have been issued by both the FAA and the French civil aviation authority, Direction G[eacute]n[eacute]rale de l'Aviation Civile (DGAC). Adopting these proposals would eliminate regulatory differences between the airworthiness standards of the U.S. and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), without affecting current industry design practices. These proposed changes would ensure an acceptable level of safety for these types of cargo compartments by standardizing certain requirements, concepts, and procedures.