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Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2014-19228
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Turbomeca S.A. Makila 2A and Makila 2A1 turboshaft engines. This AD requires initial and repetitive visual inspections, and replacement of the splines of the high-pressure (HP) fuel pump/metering valve and the module M01 drive gear, if necessary. This AD was prompted by the failure of two HP fuel pumps that resulted in engine in-flight shutdowns. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the HP fuel pump, which could lead to an in-flight shutdown, damage to the engine, and forced landing or accident.
Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Nabb, IN
Document Number: 2014-19210
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies four VOR Federal airways (V-44, V-47, V- 49, and V-51) in the vicinity of Nabb, IN. The Nabb, IN (ABB), VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR)/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) facility that provides navigation guidance for a portion of the airways listed was damaged beyond repair by a tornado in 2012.
Fuel Tank Vent Fire Protection
Document Number: 2014-18959
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action would amend certain airworthiness regulations for transport category airplanes to require fuel tank designs that prevent a fuel tank explosion caused by flame propagation through the fuel tank vents from external fires. This action would add a new requirement for fuel tank vent fire protection and would increase the time available for passenger evacuation and emergency response. This proposed amendment would apply to applications for new type certificates and certain applications for amended or supplemental type certificates. It would also require certain airplanes produced in the future and operated by air carriers to meet the new standards.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-18461
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2008-14-17 for certain Airbus Model A330-200 and A340-300 series airplanes. AD 2008- 14-17 required a high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspection, corrective actions if necessary, and modifications. This new AD requires the same actions as those required by AD 2008-14-17, but with a reduced compliance time. This AD was prompted by a determination from a fatigue and damage tolerance evaluation that the compliance time needs to be revised. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct damage of the upper shell structure at the skin and frame interface, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airframe.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-18313
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2006-26-06 for certain The Boeing Company Model 777-200 and -300 series airplanes equipped with Rolls-Royce engines. AD 2006-26-06 required repetitive inspections to detect cracks of the outer V-blades of the thrust reverser, and corrective action if necessary. AD 2006-26-06 also provided for an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This new AD adds, for airplanes on which the optional terminating action is done, repetitive inspections for cracking in the outer V-blade fittings of the hinge beam and latch beam ends of each thrust reverser half, and replacement of an affected thrust reverser half if necessary. This new AD also adds airplanes to the applicability. This AD was prompted by reports of cracked outer V- blade fittings at the hinge beam end of Rolls-Royce engine thrust reversers, on airplanes on which the optional terminating action was done. We are issuing this AD to prevent separation of a thrust reverser from the airplane during normal reverse thrust or during a refused takeoff, which could result in unexpected thrust asymmetry and a possible runway excursion.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-18306
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of failure of the high pressure shutoff valves (HPSOVs) causing the timer and monitor unit (TMU) to become inoperative since the HPSOV and the TMU are on the same circuit breaker. This AD requires a wiring modification to segregate the HPSOV power supply from the TMU. We are issuing this AD to prevent an inoperative TMU, which could result in the loss of the automatic de-icing mode, and lead to an increased workload for the flight crew and loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-19249
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 2000 and FALCON 2000EX airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a design review, which revealed that the forward servicing compartment (FSC) is configured with tie-down points. This proposed AD would require inspecting the FSC for installed tie-down points, and removing those tie-down points. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct installed tie-down points, which could lead to inadvertent use of the FSC as a cargo compartment, which could result in damage to the structure of the airplane or potential risk of fire.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-19248
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 767-200, -300, and -400ER series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of the engine indication and crew alerting system (EICAS) display system malfunctioning during flight. This proposed AD would require an inspection for plastic couplings, corrective actions if necessary, and installation of new spray shrouds. We are proposing this AD to prevent an uncontrolled water leak from a defective potable water system coupling, which could cause the main equipment center (MEC) line replaceable units (LRUs) to become wet, resulting in an electrical short and potential loss of several functions essential for safe flight.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-19244
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by issuance of revised certification maintenance requirements (CMR) for the horizontal stabilizer trim actuator (HSTA). This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct premature wear and cracking of the HSTAs, which could result in reduced structural integrity and reduced control of the airplane due to the failure of system components.
Special Conditions: Robinson Model R44 and R44 II Helicopters, Installation of HeliSAS Autopilot and Stabilization Augmentation System (AP/SAS)
Document Number: 2014-19211
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the modification of the Robinson Helicopter Company Model R44 and R44 II helicopters. These model helicopters will have a novel or unusual design feature after installation of the HeliSAS helicopter autopilot/stabilization augmentation system (AP/SAS) that has potential failure conditions with more severe adverse consequences than those envisioned by the existing applicable airworthiness regulations. These special conditions contain the added safety standards the Administrator considers necessary to ensure the failures and their effects are sufficiently analyzed and contained.
Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Grand Rapids, MI
Document Number: 2014-19208
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the legal descriptions of Jet Route J-34 and VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) Federal airways V-274, V-285, and V-510, in the vicinity of Grand Rapids, MI. The FAA is taking this action because the name of the Grand Rapids, MI, VOR/Distance Measure Equipment (VOR/DME) facility, which is included in the descriptions of the above routes, is being changed to the Victory VOR/DME.
Modification and Establishment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Huntingburg, IN
Document Number: 2014-19204
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies VOR Federal airway V-243 and establishes area navigation (RNAV) route T-325 in the vicinity of Huntingburg, IN. The FAA is taking this action due to the scheduled decommissioning of the Huntingburg, IN (HNB), VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR)/Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) facility, which provides navigation guidance for a portion of V-243.
Approval of Noise Compatibility Program; Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Seattle, Washington
Document Number: 2014-19197
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by the Seattle- Tacoma International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR Part 150 on May 29, 2014. These findings were made in recognition of the description of Federal and nonfederal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96-52 (1980). On December 13, 2013, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On May 29, 2014, the FAA approved the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Noise Compatibility Program in a Record of Approval (ROA), which was published in the Federal Register on June 12, 2014. Subsequent to the Federal Register publication, FAA recognized that a measure was inadvertently omitted from the ROA. This measure has been added via an errata sheet. Measure M-14Sound insulate eligible owner- occupied multi-family (condominiums) within the modified noise remedy boundary was included in the Noise Compatibility Program and vetted with the public through the Part 150 process. As stated in the errata sheet, FAA has approved this measure.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at Pocahontas Municipal Aiport, Pocahontas, Arkansas
Document Number: 2014-19195
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at Pocahonas Municipal Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Amendment and Revocation of Jet Routes; Northeast United States
Document Number: 2014-19043
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies jet routes J-64 and J-80, and removes jet route J-77, in the northeastern United States. The FAA is taking this action to remove segments that are receiving minimal to no usage due to other more efficient routes in the area. This action eliminates the unneeded route segments, reduces aeronautical chart clutter and improves chart readability.
Airworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-19158
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain ATRGIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR42-500 airplanes, and Model ATR72-212A airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that during an inspection of an airplane on the production line, interference was detected between the electrical harness and a bonding lead due to an incorrect installation of the affected bonding lead. This proposed AD would require a detailed inspection for damage or incorrect routing of the bonding lead routing above the 120VU shelf, and if any damage or incorrect routing is found, modifying the bonding lead routing. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct installation of the bonding lead, which could cause arcing and chafing, and could possibly result in an uncontrolled fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-19157
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2011-13- 11 and AD 2013-16-09, for all Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. AD 2011-13-11 currently requires an amendment of the airplane flight manual (AFM), repetitive checks of specific centralized fault display system (CFDS) messages, an inspection of the opening sequence of the main landing gear (MLG) door actuator for discrepancies if certain messages are found, and corrective actions if necessary. AD 2013-16-09 currently requires an inspection to determine airplane configuration and part numbers of the landing gear control interface unit and MLG door actuators; and, for affected airplanes, repetitive inspections of the opening sequence of the MLG door actuator, and replacement of the MLG door actuator if necessary; and provides optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. Since we issued AD 2011-13-11 and AD 2013-16-09, we have determined that the interval of the MLG door opening sequence inspection must be reduced. This proposed AD would reduce the interval of the MLG door opening sequence inspection. This proposed AD would also require replacing or modifying certain MLG door actuators. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct deterioration of the damping ring and associated retaining ring of the MLG door actuator, which can sufficiently increase the friction inside the actuator to restrict opening of the MLG door by gravity, during operation of the landing gear alternate (free-fall) extension system. This condition could prevent the full extension and/or down-locking of the MLG, possibly resulting in MLG collapse during landing and consequent damage to the airplane and injury to occupants.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-19156
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Inc. Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that during production, an incorrect clevis was used, resulting in improper installation onto the alternate release cable of the main landing gear (MLG). This proposed AD would require a detailed visual inspection of the emergency release clevis of the MLG to determine if an incorrect clevis has been installed, and if necessary, replacing the clevis with a correct clevis and clevis pin. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct improper installation of the clevis, which could cause loss of the alternate release system and prevent the MLG from extending and retracting, and could consequently affect the airplane's continued safe flight and landing.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-19155
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330-300 and A340-200 and -300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of substantial inner skin disbonding damage found on a rudder. This proposed AD would require performing an inspection for damage of certain rudders, and repair if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct damage of the rudder, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the rudder.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-19153
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of corrosion in the low-rate discharge tubes of the fire protection system leading to the forward baggage compartment, and perforation of one or more tubes. This proposed AD would require repetitive checks for leakage of the discharge tubes of the fire protection system. This proposed AD also mandates eventual replacement of all existing aluminum tube assemblies with new, improved corrosion- resistant stainless steel tube assemblies. We are proposing this AD to prevent perforation of the low-rate discharge tubes, which could result in insufficient fire extinguishing agent reaching the forward baggage compartment in the event of a fire, which could result in damage to the airplane and injury to the occupants.
Noise Exposure Map Notice; Portsmouth International Airport at Pease; Portsmouth, Newington, and Greenland, New Hampshire
Document Number: 2014-19042
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps for Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, as submitted by the Pease Development Authority under the provisions of Title I of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979 (Pub. L. 96-193) and 14 CFR Part 150, are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-19018
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for all Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems Model 340B airplanes. The NPRM proposed to require an inspection of the stick pusher rigging and an adjustment to the correct setting if necessary. The NPRM was prompted by a report that the elevator position quoted in an aircraft maintenance manual is incorrect and a report that the trunnion at the lower part of the control column was installed incorrectly. This action revises the NPRM by proposing to require an inspection of the installation of the trunnion and the stick pusher rigging, and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to correct the rigging of the elevator position of the stick pusher to reduce the probability of a negative effect on the handling quality during stall, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane. Since these actions impose an additional burden over that proposed in the NPRM and at the request of a commenter, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these proposed changes.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-19013
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that the maintenance actions for airplane systems susceptible to aging must be mandated. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are proposing this AD to mitigate the risks associated with aging effects of airplane systems. Such aging effects could change the characteristics leading to an increased potential for failure, which could result in failure of certain life limited parts, and could reduce the structural integrity or reduce controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-19009
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model Mystere-Falcon 50 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of an untimely and intermittent indication of slat activity due to chafing of the electrical wiring under the glare shield and behind the flight deck front panel. This proposed AD would require installing two protective plates between the electrical wiring under the glare shield and the engine fire pull handles. We are proposing this AD to prevent chafing of the electrical wiring, which could result in a short circuit and generation of smoke in the cockpit, potential loss of several functions essential for safe flight, and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Repair Stations
Document Number: 2014-18938
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule amends the FAA's repair station regulations to allow the FAA to deny an application for a new repair station certificate if the applicant or certain associated key individuals had materially contributed to the circumstances that caused a previous repair station certificate revocation action. The rule also adds a new section prohibiting fraudulent or intentionally false entries or omissions of material facts in any application, record, or report made under the repair station rules, and provides that making the fraudulent or intentionally false entry or omitting or concealing the material fact is grounds for imposing a civil penalty and for suspending or revoking any certificate, approval, or authorization issued by the FAA to the person who made or caused the entry or omission. These changes are necessary because the repair station rules do not presently provide these safeguards as do other parts of the FAA's regulations. Both of these changes will enhance safety by reducing the number of individuals in the repair station industry who commit intentional and serious violations of the regulations or who demonstrate they are otherwise unqualified to hold repair stations certificates.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-18866
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-1A11 (CL-600) airplanes. This AD requires revising the airplane flight manual to prohibit thrust reverser operation, and repetitive detailed inspections of both engine thrust reversers for cracks and modification if necessary. The modification of the thrust reversers is also an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This AD was prompted by reports of partial deployment of an engine thrust reverser in-flight caused by a failure of the translating sleeve at the thrust reverser attachment points. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracks of the translating sleeve at the thrust reverser actuator attachment points, which could result in deployment or dislodgement of an engine thrust reverser in- flight and subsequent reduced control of the airplane.
Orders of Compliance, Cease and Desist Orders, Orders of Denial, and Other Orders
Document Number: 2014-18294
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rulemaking provides the opportunity for an informal conference with an FAA attorney before an order is issued under the FAA's regulation covering orders other than certificate action and civil penalty orders. This change is necessary to provide additional fairness and process to those persons who are subject to such an order, and is consistent with the process available in other enforcement actions. These conferences may result in either a resolution of the matter or a narrowing of the issues, thereby conserving resources for respondents and the FAA.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2014-18602
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-11
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: 2014-18598
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-11
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: 2014-18596
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-11
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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2014-18592
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-11
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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2014-18755
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-08
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; 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.
Twenty Sixth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 213, Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS)
Document Number: 2014-18517
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the twenty sixth meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 213, Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS).
First Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 232, Airborne Selective Calling Equipment
Document Number: 2014-18516
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the first meeting of RTCA Special Committee 232, Airborne Selective Calling Equipment.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-18465
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747- 200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracks at the lower forward corner of the main entry door (MED) 1 cutout. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the MED door 1 for cracking, and repair if necessary. This proposed AD also provides optional terminating modification; and would require post- repair or post-modification inspections for cracking, and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct skin cracking, which can become large and could adversely affect the structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-18449
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pacific Aerospace Limited Models FU24-954 and FU24A-954 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 cracking of control column at the wiring access hole, which could lead to loss of control. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; AgustaWestland S.p.A. Helicopters
Document Number: 2014-18298
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are publishing a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain AgustaWestland S.p.A. Model AB139 and AW139 helicopters. This AD requires repetitively inspecting the Main Rotor (M/R) Rotating Scissors for play of the Lower Half Scissor Spherical Bearing (bearing) and removing the bearing if there is play beyond allowable limits. This AD also requires removing all affected bearings. This AD is prompted by reports of certain bearings dislodging from certain M/R Rotating Scissors. These actions are intended to detect excessive play of the bearing and prevent failure of the M/R Rotating Scissors and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.