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

Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-18664
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777-200 and -300 series airplanes equipped with Pratt and Whitney engines. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of blocked drain lines at the engine forward strut that caused flammable fluid to accumulate in a flammable leakage zone. This AD would require repetitive functional checks for blockage of the forward strut drain line, and doing corrective actions (including cleaning or replacing any blocked drain lines) if necessary; and a one- time cleaning of certain forward strut drain lines. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct blockage of forward strut drain lines, which could cause flammable fluids to collect in the forward strut area and potentially cause an uncontrolled fire or cause failure of engine attachment structure and consequent airplane loss.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A350-900 Airplane; Flight-Envelope Protection, Normal Load-Factor (G) Limiting
Document Number: 2014-18660
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Airbus Model A350-900 airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with a flight-control system that prevents the pilot from inadvertently or intentionally exceeding the positive or negative airplane limit load factor. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These 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.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A350-900 Airplane; Operation Without Normal Electrical Power
Document Number: 2014-18659
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Airbus Model A350- 900 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with operation without normal electrical power. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These 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.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A350-900 Series Airplane; Side-Stick Controllers
Document Number: 2014-18658
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Airbus Model A350-900 airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with side-stick controllers for pitch and roll control, instead of conventional wheels and columns. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These 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.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A350-900 Airplane; Transient Engine-Failure Loads
Document Number: 2014-18657
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Airbus Model A350-900 airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the new generation of high-bypass engines and the potential loads resulting from extreme engine-failure conditions. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These 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.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A350-900 Series Airplane; Tire Failure-Debris Penetration or Rupture of Fuel-Tank Structure
Document Number: 2014-18653
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Airbus Model A350-900 series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with fuel tanks constructed of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) materials located within the tire-impact zone, including the wing fuel tanks. The ability of aluminum wing skins, as has been conventionally used, to resist penetration or rupture when impacted by tire debris, is understood from extensive experience. The ability of carbon-fiber composite material to resist these hazards has not been established. No current airworthiness standards specifically address this hazard for all exposed wing surfaces. These 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.
Sixth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 228-Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Document Number: 2014-18638
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the sixth meeting of RTCA Special Committee 228Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems.
Second Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 230, Airborne Weather Detection Systems Committee
Document Number: 2014-18636
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the second meeting of the Airborne Weather Detection Systems Committee.
Twenty Fifth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 216, Aeronautical Systems Security
Document Number: 2014-18632
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the twenty fifth meeting of RTCA Special Committee 216, Aeronautical Systems Security.
Second Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 229, 406 MHz Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) Joint With EUROCAE WG-98 Committee
Document Number: 2014-18630
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the first meeting of the 406 MHz Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) Joint with EUROCAE WG-98 Committee.
Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee; Open Meeting
Document Number: 2014-18629
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 5 U.S.C. App. 2), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC). The meeting will take place on, Tuesday, September 16, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Wednesday, September 17, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the National Transportation Safety Board Conference Center, 429 L'Enfant Plaza SW., Washington, DC 20594. This will be the 60th meeting of the COMSTAC. The proposed schedule for the COMSTAC working group meetings on September 16th is below:
Airspace Designations; Incorporation by Reference Amendments
Document Number: 2014-18417
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action incorporates certain amendments into FAA Order 7400.9X, dated September 8, 2013, and effective September 15, 2013, for incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1.
Amendment and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Tuskegee, AL
Document Number: 2014-18415
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace designation for Moton Field Municipal Airport, Tuskegee, AL, by correcting the state from TN to AL. This action also removes reference to the Class E airspace, Tuskegee, AL, which was never amended due to the incorrect state error.