Federal Aviation Administration July 9, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Amendment of Time of Designation for Restricted Area R-3002G; Fort Benning, GA
Document Number: 2014-16061
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the time of designation for restricted area R-3002G at Fort Benning, GA, by removing the words ``local time'' and adding the words ``Eastern time'' to the published time of designation. The majority of the R-3002 complex (i.e., R-3002A through F) lies within the Eastern time zone. However, R-3002G is a small segment that is in the Central time zone. Since the Eastern time zone is predominant and is used for scheduling activities in the entire complex, the time of designation for R-3002G is amended to avoid confusion.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-16008
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-400 and 747-400F series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracking in the main equipment center (MEC) drip shield and exhaust plenum. This proposed AD would require installing a fiberglass reinforcing overcoat on the MEC drip shield. We are proposing this AD to prevent water penetration into the MEC, which could result in an electrical short and potential loss of several functions essential for safe flight.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-16004
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 767 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of a rotary actuator for the trailing edge (TE) flap that had slipped relative to its mating reaction ring, which is attached to the flap support rib. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for corrosion of the fixed ring gear and reaction ring splines of the rotary actuator assembly for each support position, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct reaction ring gears and rotary actuator gears from becoming disengaged with flaps extended and causing an uncommanded roll due to flap blowback, overload, or flap departure from the airplane, which could compromise safe flight and landing of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Piper Aircraft, Inc.
Document Number: 2014-16003
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. Models PA-31P airplanes. AD 76-06-09 currently requires repetitive inspection of certain exhaust system parts with replacement of parts mating with the turbocharger, as necessary, and allows installation of a certain tailpipe v-band coupling as terminating action. Since we issued AD 76- 06-09, there have been reports of exhaust system failures, the manufacturer issued new service information, and the tailpipe v-band coupling used for terminating action is obsolete. This proposed AD would require the use of the new service information and expand the scope of the inspections of the turbocharger exhaust system. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-15986
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2005-14- 07, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 727, 727C, 727- 100, 727-100C, 727-200, and 727-200F series airplanes. AD 2005-14-07 currently requires repetitive inspections of the carriage attach fittings on the inboard and outboard foreflaps of each wing for cracking and other discrepancies, and corrective actions if necessary. Since we issued AD 2005-14-07, we received a report of broken inboard and outboard carriage attach fittings of the outboard foreflaps found during an inspection. This proposed AD would reduce certain repetitive inspection intervals for the inboard and outboard carriage attach fittings for the outboard foreflaps, require previously optional terminating actions which install improved outboard foreflap carriage attach fittings, and add new initial and repetitive inspections of those fittings and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the attach fittings of the foreflap carriage of the wings, which could result in partial or complete loss of the foreflap and consequent loss of controllability of the airplane.
Modification of Class B Airspace; Salt Lake City, UT
Document Number: 2014-15914
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the description of Area C and Area O of the Salt Lake City Class B airspace area by raising the floor of a small portion of Class B airspace between the Salt Lake City Class B surface area and the Hill Air Force Base (AFB) Class D airspace area. This action raises the Class B airspace floor in the northeast corner of Area C from 6,000 feet mean seal level (MSL) to 7,500 feet MSL, and redefines the new boundary segment using the power lines underlying the area. This action enhances the safety and flow of Visual Flight Rules (VFR) aircraft transitioning north and south through the Salt Lake Valley over Interstate 15.