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

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Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2014-16184
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211 Trent 768-60, 772-60, and 772B-60 turbofan engines. This AD requires modification of the engine by removing an electronic engine control (EEC) incorporating EEC software standard A14 or earlier and installing an EEC eligible for installation. This AD was prompted by an uncontained multiple turbine blade failure on an RR RB211 Trent 772B turbofan engine. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the intermediate-pressure (IP) turbine disk drive arm or burst of the high-pressure turbine disk, which could lead to uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2014-15917
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2014-15916
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Airworthiness Directives; AERMACCHI S.p.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-15528
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are rescinding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-22-23 for AERMACCHI S.p.A. Models F.260, F.260B, F.260C, F.260D, F.260E, F.260F, S.208, and S.208A airplanes equipped with a Lycoming O-540, IO-540, or AEIO-540 (depending on the airplane model) wide cylinder flange engine with a front crankcase mounted propeller governor. AD 2013-22-23 resulted from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. We issued the AD to detect and correct improper position of the set screw, which could lead to complete loss of engine oil pressure and result in emergency landing. Since we issued AD 2013-22-23, we have determined the unsafe condition does not exist specific to the airplane design features.
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.
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.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: 2014-15924
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA publishes a monthly notice, as appropriate, of PFC approvals and disapprovals under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Pub. L. 101-508) and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 158). This notice is published pursuant to paragraph d of Sec. 158.29.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance
Document Number: 2014-15923
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change approximately 0.29 acres of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the sale of airport property located at Cleveland Hopkins International, Cleveland, Ohio. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use. The property is located at the Cleveland Business Park (Phase-11) near the intersections of Cleveland Business Park Drive West, Springdale Avenue, and West 192th Street. Property is located northeast of the airport and outside the airport fence line. The 3 parcels totaling 0.29 acres were not included in a previous land release of approximately 48.38 acres, which was formalized in 2000 because they were not owned by the City of Cleveland. Subsequently the City of Cleveland acquired the 3 parcels. The parcels are not being used by the airport. The property will be sold for the development of the Cleveland Business Park.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: High Density Traffic Airports; Slot Allocation and Transfer Methods
Document Number: 2014-15922
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on April 14, 2014, vol. 79, no. 71, pages 20962-20963. This information collection is used to allocate slots and maintain accurate records of slot transfers at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), the only High Density Traffic Airport. The information is provided by air carriers, commuter operators, or other persons holding a slot at DCA or by persons conducting an Other (unscheduled) operation at DCA. This notice serves as a correction to the notice for public comments published on June 27, 2014, vol. 79, number 124, page 36574. This notice clarifies details of the collection activity and revises hourly burden figures.
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.
Notice of Release From Federal Grant Assurance Obligations for Taylor Airport, Taylor, Arizona
Document Number: 2014-15694
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application for a release of approximately .3885 acre of airport property at Taylor Airport, Taylor, Arizona, from all conditions contained in the Grant Agreement Assurances since the land is not needed for airport purposes. The property will be sold for its fair market value and the proceeds deposited in the airport account. The reuse of the land will not conflict or interfere with the airport or its operation, thereby protecting the interests of civil aviation.
Proposed Modification of Class D and Class E Airspace; Pasco, WA
Document Number: 2014-15692
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify the Class D and Class E airspace at Tri-Cities Airport, Pasco, WA. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate the new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at the airport. This action, initiated by the biennial review of the Pasco WA, airspace area, would enhance the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2014-15620
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211 Trent 768-60, 772-60, and 772B-60 turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by fuel leaks caused by damage to the fan case low-pressure (LP) fuel tube. This proposed AD would require inspection of the fan case LP fuel tubes and associated clips and the fuel oil heat exchanger (FOHE) mounts and associated hardware. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the fan case LP fuel tube, which could lead to an in-flight shutdown of one or more engines due to fuel starvation, loss of thrust control, and damage to the airplane.
Notice of Decision; Gallatin County, MT, Request for Waiver
Document Number: 2014-15555
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document notifies the public that the Federal Aviation Administration has granted a waiver to Gallatin County, MT pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 40125(d). The waiver enables Gallatin County to contract for a public aircraft operation to conduct search and rescue operations without complying with the 90-day lease minimum required under 49 U.S.C. 40102(a)(41)(D).
Special Conditions: Bombardier Aerospace, Models BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 Series Airplanes; Automatic Speed Protection for Design Dive Speed
Document Number: 2014-15539
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Bombardier Aerospace Models BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with a reduced margin between design cruising speed, VC/ MC, and design diving speed, VD/MD, based on the incorporation of a high speed protection system that limits nose down pilot authority at speeds above VD/ MD. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-15530
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 767-200, -300, -300F, and - 400ER airplanes. The NPRM proposed to require an inspection of the wing fuel tank access doors to determine whether impact-resistant access doors are installed in the correct locations, and to replace incorrectly installed doors with impact-resistant access doors. The NPRM also proposed to require an inspection for stencils and index markers on impact-resistant access doors, and application of new stencils or index markers if necessary. In addition, the NPRM proposed to require revising the maintenance program to incorporate changes to the airworthiness limitations section. The NPRM was prompted by reports indicating that a standard access door was located where an impact- resistant access door was required, and stencils were missing from some impact-resistant access doors. This action revises the NPRM by adding airplanes to the applicability. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM (SNPRM) to prevent foreign object penetration of the fuel tank from uncontained engine failure or tire debris, which could cause a fuel leak near an ignition source (e.g., hot brakes or engine exhaust nozzle), consequently leading to a fuel-fed fire. 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.
Special Conditions: Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Model 767-2C Airplane; Interaction of Fuel Systems and Structures
Document Number: 2014-15526
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Boeing Model 767-2C airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. These design features include the addition of four body fuel tanks and a modified fuel management system that, directly or as a result of failure or malfunction, could affect the airplane's structural performance. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Airworthiness Directives; Alexandria Aircraft LLC Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-15525
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 75-20-06, which applies to certain Alexandria Aircraft LLC (type certificate previously held by Bellanca Aircraft Corp., Viking Aviation, Inc., and Bellanca, Inc.) Models 14-19-3A, 17-30, 17-30A, 17-31, 17-31A, 17- 31ATC, and 17-31TC airplanes. AD 75-20-06 requires repetitively inspecting the aft fuselage structure near the top of the vertical side tubing, which connects the horizontal stabilizer carry-through to the upper fuselage longeron, for cracks and installing the manufacturer's service repair kit as a terminating action for the repetitive inspections to repair any cracks found. Since we issued AD 75-20-06, we have determined that installing the service kit has not prevented cracks from occurring. We have also determined that all affected airplane serial numbers should be included in the Applicability section. This proposed AD would require continued repetitive inspections of the aft fuselage structure near the top of the vertical side tubing for cracks and making all necessary replacements of cracks parts. This proposed AD would also add additional serial number airplanes to the Applicability section. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-15505
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of deficiencies in the flight control module (FCM) software. This proposed AD would require installing certain FCM software. We are proposing this AD to correct deficiencies in the FCM software, which, if not corrected, could prevent continued safe flight and landing.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-14799
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-24- 13, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, - 200C, -300, -400, -500, -600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes. AD 2013-24-13 currently requires replacing the pivot link assembly for certain airplanes, replacing the seat track link assemblies or modifying the existing seat track link assembly for certain airplanes, or modifying the existing seat track link assembly fastener for certain airplanes. AD 2013-24-13 also requires inspecting, changing, or repairing the seat track link assembly for certain other airplanes. Since we issued AD 2013-24-13, a paragraph reference was found to be mis-identified. This proposed AD would correct this paragraph reference. We are proposing this AD to prevent seat detachment in an emergency landing, which could cause injury to occupants of the passenger compartment and affect emergency egress.
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.