Federal Aviation Administration July 23, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Lakeport, CA
Document Number: 2014-17371
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Lakeport, CA. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at Lampson Field. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2014-17369
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-23
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; Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-17339
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes. 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 failure of the fin forward pickup due to possible fatigue cracks. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model Helicopters
Document Number: 2014-17334
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Sikorsky Model S-92A helicopters. This proposed AD would require installing a main gearbox (MGB) failed pump sensor and vacuum switch wiring, installing an MGB oil auto bypass system, activating Aircraft Management System (AMS) 7.1 software to show a new visual warning, and installing updated enhanced ground proximity warning system (EGPWS) software that includes an aural annunciation of a complete oil pressure loss condition. This proposed AD would also require inserting a Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM) Supplement into the applicable RFM. This proposed AD is prompted by investigation results of in-service oil leakage incidents. The proposed actions are intended to alert and prevent MGB oil loss, which could lead to failure of the MGB and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-17332
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model BD-700-1A11 airplanes. The NPRM proposed to require replacement of certain oxygen mask lanyards. The NPRM was prompted by a report that certain lanyards for the passenger oxygen masks are longer than the specified length, possibly leading to inactive oxygen masks in an emergency. This action revises the NPRM by proposing to require revised service information with corrected instructions. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct lanyards of incorrect length, which might not activate the flow of oxygen in an emergency, resulting in injury to 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; the Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-17324
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2002-07- 08, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 737 airplanes. AD 2002-07-08 currently requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the lower skin at the lower row of fasteners in the lap joints of the fuselage; repair of any cracking found; modification of the fuselage lap joints at certain locations, which terminates the repetitive inspections of the modified areas; and replacement of a certain preventive modification with an improved modification. Since we issued AD 2002-07-08, we have determined that adjacent stringers and window frames have cracked in locations outside the inspection areas addressed by AD 2002-07-08. This proposed AD would add repetitive inspections for cracking at certain window corner fastener holes, a preventive modification, post-repair/alteration and butt joint repetitive inspections, and repair if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the fuselage lap joints, which could result in reduced structural integrity and sudden decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-17318
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A319 series airplanes, Model A320-211, -212, -214, -231, - 232, and -233 airplanes, and A321 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports that 67during a full scale fatigue test, several broken frames in certain areas of the cargo compartment have been found, especially on the cargo floor support fittings and open tack holes on the left-hand side. This proposed AD would require a rototest inspection of the open tack holes and rivet holes at the cargo floor support fittings of the fuselage, modification of the fuselage, including doing all applicable related investigative actions, and repair if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking in the open tack holes and rivet holes at the cargo floor support fittings of the fuselage, which could affect the structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Canada Corporation Turboprop Engines
Document Number: 2014-17204
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain serial number Pratt & Whitney Canada Corporation (P&WC) model PW150A turboprop engines. This AD requires rerouting of the igniter cables and installation of new support brackets. This AD was prompted by reports of damage to a high-pressure fuel line, which could result in a high- pressure fuel leak into the engine nacelle. We are issuing this AD to prevent high-pressure fuel leaks, which could cause engine fire and damage to the engine and the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; M7 Aerospace LLC Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-17053
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for M7 Aerospace LLC Models SA227-AT, SA227-AC, SA227-BC, SA227-CC, and SA227- DC airplanes equipped with a bayonet shear pin main cabin door latching mechanism. This AD was prompted by fatigue cracks found in the internal door surround doubler, the fuselage external skin, and the door corner fittings at the fuselage upper forward corner of the main cabin door cutout. This AD requires repetitively inspecting the four corners of the main cabin door cutout for cracks, making necessary repairs, and reporting inspection results to M7 Aerospace LLC. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; GROB-WERKE GMBH & CO KG Gliders
Document Number: 2014-17052
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GROB- WERKE GMBH & CO KG Models G102 STANDARD ASTIR III, G102 CLUB ASTIR III, and G102 CLUB ASTIR IIIb gliders and BURKHART GROB LUFTUND RAUMFAHRT GmbH & CO KG Models G103 TWIN II, G103A TWIN II ACRO, G103C TWIN III ACRO, and G 103 C Twin III SL gliders. 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 plastic control cable pulleys developing cracks due to aging. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-16536
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A318-111 and -112 airplanes; Model A319-111, -112, -113, - 114, and -115 airplanes; Model A320-111, -211, -212, and -214 airplanes; and Model A321-111, -112, -211, -212, and -213 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of broken aft engine mount retainers. This AD requires inspecting the aft engine mount retainers for surface finish, and for cracks and failure, and replacement if necessary. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of retainer brackets of the aft engine mount and consequent loss of the locking feature of the nuts of the inner and outer pins; loss of the pins will result in the aft mount engine link no longer being secured to the aft engine mount.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-16535
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A320-111, -211, -212, and -231 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of broken struts of the center wing box (CWB). This AD requires a detailed inspection of the CWB struts for cracking, and repair if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracked or broken struts, which could result in strut failure and consequent reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-15805
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A310 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of an electrical arc and a hydraulic haze in the wheel bay of the left- hand main landing gear (MLG), possibly resulting from chafing between a hydraulic high pressure hose and electrical wiring of the green electrical motor pump (EMP). This AD requires modification of the electrical routing and replacement of the union elbows. We are issuing this AD to prevent chafing of hydraulic pressure hoses and electrical wiring of the green EMPs, which, in combination with a system failure, could cause an uncontrolled and undetected fire in the MLG bay.
Airworthiness Directives; Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-15551
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-24-14 for Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Models DA40 and DA40F 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 fatigue strength found in the aft main spar not ensuring unlimited lifetime structural integrity. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.