Federal Aviation Administration July 10, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Intent to Release Airport Property for Non-Aeronautical Use; Manchester Regional Airport, Manchester, NH
Document Number: 2014-16167
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is considering a proposal to release approximately 1.0 acres of airport property for non- aeronautical use at the Manchester Regional Airport, Manchester, NH. The acre released is currently used as a buffer zone to adjacent wetlands and would be exchanged for approximately 4.3 acres of land that would be used for the same purpose. The FAA invites public comment on this proposal.
Proposed Redesignation and Expansion of Restricted Area R-4403; Gainesville, MS
Document Number: 2014-16059
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to remove restricted area R-4403 Gainesville, MS, and replace it with an expanded area that would be redesignated as R-4403A, B, C, D, E and F, Stennis Space Center, MS. The expanded restricted airspace would be used to support mission requirements of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC).
Flight Simulation Training Device Qualification Standards for Extended Envelope and Adverse Weather Event Training Tasks
Document Number: 2014-15432
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to amend the Qualification Performance Standards for flight simulation training devices (FSTDs) for the primary purpose of improving existing technical standards and introducing new technical standards for evaluating an FSTD for full stall and stick pusher maneuvers, upset recognition and recovery maneuvers, maneuvers conducted in airborne icing conditions, takeoff and landing maneuvers in gusting crosswinds, and bounced landing recovery maneuvers. These new and improved technical standards are intended to fully define FSTD fidelity requirements for conducting new flight training tasks introduced through recent changes in the air carrier training requirements as well as to address various National Transportation Safety Board and Aviation Rulemaking Committee recommendations. The proposal also updates the FSTD technical standards to better align with the current international FSTD evaluation guidance and introduces a new FSTD level that expands the number of qualified flight training tasks in a fixed-base flight training device. The proposed changes would ensure that the training and testing environment is accurate and realistic, would codify existing practice, and would provide greater harmonization with international guidance for simulation. With the exception of the proposal to codify new FSTD technical standards for specific training tasks through an FSTD Directive, the proposed amendments would not apply to previously qualified FSTDs.
Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-14475
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-03-06 for all the Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. AD 2014-03-06 required repetitive inspections for cracking of the aft support fitting for the main landing gear (MLG) beam, and the rear spar upper chord and rear spar web in the area of rear spar station (RSS) 224.14; and repair if necessary. This AD clarifies two paragraph references. This AD was prompted by a determination that two paragraph references were in error. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the aft support fitting for the main landing gear (MLG) beam, and the rear spar upper chord and rear spar web in the area of rear spar station (RSS) 224.14, which could grow and result in a fuel leak and possible fire.