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92nd Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 159, Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
Document Number: 2014-21796
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the ninety-second meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 159, Global Positioning Systems (GPS).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of New Approval of Information Collection: Neighborhood Environmental Survey
Document Number: 2014-21795
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-12
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 undertake an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on June 12, 2014, vol. 79, no. 113, pages 33797-33798. The purpose of this research is to conduct a nation-wide survey to update the scientific evidence of the relationship between aircraft noise exposure and its effects on communities around airports. There were seven responses to the 60-day Federal Register Notice. The notice received comments from the Airlines for America (A4A), Village of Schaumburg, Illinois residents, City of Wood Dale Illinois residents, and several other private citizens representing themselves. The notice received several positive comments stating that this survey is ``absolutely necessary to update relationship between aircraft noise exposure and its effect on communities around United State airports.'' There were clarifying questions on survey background in general, questionnaire content, method of airport selection and participants' selection.
Special Conditions: Bombardier Aerospace, Models BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 Series Airplanes; Airplane Electronic System Security Protection From Unauthorized External Access
Document Number: 2014-21789
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Aerospace Models BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 series airplanes. These airplanes will have novel or unusual design features, specifically, digital systems architecture composed of several connected networks that may allow access to or by external computer systems and networks and may result in security vulnerabilities to the airplanes' systems. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. 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: Bombardier Aerospace, Models BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 Series Airplanes; Isolation or Airplane Electronic System Security Protection From Unauthorized Internal Access
Document Number: 2014-21788
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Aerospace Models BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 series airplanes. These airplanes will have novel or unusual design features, specifically, digital systems architecture composed of several connected data networks that will have the capability to allow connectivity of the passenger service computer systems to the airplane critical systems and data networks. 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: Bombardier Aerospace, Models BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 Series Airplanes; Automatic Speed Protection for Design Dive Speed
Document Number: 2014-21787
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued 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 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: Bombardier Aerospace, Models BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 Series Airplanes; Tire Debris Impacts to Fuel Tanks
Document Number: 2014-21786
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued 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 the use of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) for most of the wing fuel tank structure, which, when impacted by tire debris, may resist penetration or rupture differently from aluminum wing skins. 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.
Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-21763
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 717-200 airplanes; Model DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-15, DC-10-30, DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40 and DC-10- 40F airplanes; Model MD-10-10F and MD-10-30F airplanes; Model DC-9-81 (MD-81), DC-9-82 (MD-82), DC-9-83 (MD-83), and DC-9-87 (MD-87) airplanes; Model MD-88 airplanes; and Model MD-90-30 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of latent air data transducer degradation. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate special compliance items (SCIs). We are proposing this AD to prevent erroneous air data information, which could lead to a mid-air collision within reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) airspace.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-21552
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2007-18-09 for all Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. AD 2007- 18-09 required repetitive inspections of the upper support of the nose landing gear (NLG), and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary; and also provided an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This new AD adds installation of a new enhanced manufacturing and maintainability (EMM) braking and steering control unit (BSCU) standard, and adds airplanes to the applicability. This AD was prompted by a determination that previously allowed terminating actions no longer address the unsafe condition and that a new terminating action is necessary. We are issuing this AD to prevent landings with the NLG turned 90 degrees from centerline, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; APEX Aircraft Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-21270
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for APEX Aircraft Model R 3000/160 airplanes. This AD results 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. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as small pieces of paint from the engine air intake box blocking the engine carburetor. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Implementation of Legislative Categorical Exclusion for Environmental Review of Performance Based Navigation Procedures
Document Number: 2014-21698
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is extending the comment period on its notice regarding the Implementation of Legislative Categorical Exclusion for Environmental Review of Performance Based Navigation Procedures that was published on August 19, 2014.
Policy on the Non-Aeronautical Use of Airport Hangars; Extension for Comments
Document Number: 2014-21697
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has recently issued a notice of proposed policy. Significant interest among the aviation community, industry representatives, and congressional representatives has compelled the FAA to extend the comment period by 30 days. FAA will consider comments submitted to the docket by Monday, October 6, 2014.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2014-21677
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2013-15- 10 that applies to certain Rolls-Royce (RR) RB211 turbofan engines. AD 2013-15-10 requires inspecting the intermediate-pressure compressor (IPC) rotor shaft rear balance land for cracks. This AD eliminates a terminating action, expands one inspection and eliminates others. This proposed AD would require inspecting the IPC rotor shaft rear balance land for cracks and eliminate certain other inspections. We are proposing this AD to detect cracking on the IPC rotor shaft rear balance land, which could lead to uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Lycoming Engines Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: 2014-21675
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain serial number Lycoming Engines reciprocating engines. This proposed AD was prompted by events of propeller governor shaft set screws coming loose due to improper installation, which could result in engine oil loss, damage to the engine, and damage to the airplane. This proposed AD would require application of Loctite 290, or equivalent, to the threads of the propeller governor shaft set screw at each installation of the set screw in addition to the peening of crankcase hole threads. We are proposing this AD to prevent the propeller governor shaft set screw from coming loose, causing damage to the engine, and damage to the airplane.
Modification and Revocation of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Northcentral United States
Document Number: 2014-21577
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies two jet routes and three VOR Federal airways and removes three jet routes in the north central United States. The FAA is taking this action due to the scheduled decommissioning of the Peck, MI, VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected routes. The amendments for one jet route (J- 38) and one VOR Federal airway (V-337) that were addressed in the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) are withdrawn from this final rule as they are being amended in a separate rulemaking action. This action promotes flight safety and the efficient management of aircraft operating within the National Airspace System (NAS).
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2014-21584
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-10
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.
Proposed Establishment of Class D Airspace and Amendment of Class E Airspace; Dallas, GA
Document Number: 2014-21582
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class D airspace and amend Class E airspace at Dallas, GA, to accommodate the proposed temporary air traffic control tower at Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also would recognize the airport's name change.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2014-21580
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-10
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.
Proposed Establishment of Class D Airspace and Amendment of Class E Airspace; Selma, AL
Document Number: 2014-21578
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class D airspace and amend Class E airspace at Selma, AL, to accommodate the new air traffic control tower at Craig Field Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Protection of Voluntarily Submitted Information
Document Number: 2014-21461
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-09
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 for to renew an information collection. One of the ways to have an information program designated as protected under Section 40123 is for an air carrier or other person to submit an application for an individual program. The FAA evaluates the application and either publishes a designation based on the application for public comment or denies the application.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Reporting of Information Using Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin
Document Number: 2014-21460
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-09
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 for to renew an information collection. The FAA issues Special Airworthiness Information Bulletins (SAIBs) to alert, educate, and make recommendations to the aviation community and individual aircraft owners/operators on ways to improve products. They may include requests for reporting of results from requested actions/inspections.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Special Awareness Training for the Washington DC Metropolitan Area
Document Number: 2014-21457
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-09
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. This collection of information is required of persons who must receive training and testing under 14 CFR 91.161 in order to fly within 60 nautical miles (NM) of the Washington, DC omni-directional range/distance measuring equipment (DCA VOR/DME).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: AVIATOR Customer Satisfaction Survey
Document Number: 2014-21456
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-09
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 for to renew an information collection. This collection of information is necessary to determine how satisfied applicants are with the automated staffing solution. The information enables the FAA to improve and enhance its automated staffing process.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Reporting of Laser Illumination of Aircraft
Document Number: 2014-21448
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-09
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 for to renew an information collection. This collection covers the reporting of unauthorized illumination of aircraft by lasers.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: License Requirements for Operation of a Launch Site
Document Number: 2014-21445
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-09
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 information to be collected includes data required for performing launch site location analysis. The launch site license is valid for a period of 5 years. Respondents are licensees authorized to operate sites.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Commercial Space Transportation Reusable Launch Vehicle and Reentry Licensing Regulation
Document Number: 2014-21443
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-09
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 information is used to determine if applicants satisfy requirements for obtaining a launch license to protect the public from risks associated with reentry operations from a site not operated by or situated on a Federal launch range.
Airworthiness Directives; Rockwell Collins, Inc. Transponders
Document Number: 2014-21027
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rockwell Collins TDR-94 and TDR-94D Mode select (S) transponders that are installed on airplanes. This AD was prompted by instances where the TDR-94 and TDR-94D Mode S transponders did not properly respond to Mode S Only All-Call interrogations when the airplane transitioned from a ground to airborne state. This AD requires inspecting the setting of the airplane type code category strapping and requires either modifying the airplane type code category setting or installing the software upgrade to convert the affected transponders to the new part number. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace LP (Type Certificate Previously Held by Israel Aircraft Industries, Ltd.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-18311
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-03-23 for all Gulfstream Aerospace LP (Type Certificate previously held by Israel Aircraft Industries, Ltd.) Model Gulfstream G150 airplanes. AD 2013-03- 23 required revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to include procedures to advise the flightcrew of certain runway slope and anti- ice corrections and takeoff distance values. This new AD requires revising the Performance section of the AFM, which includes the revised procedures. This AD was prompted by the issuance of a revision to the AFM, which modifies runway slope and anti-ice corrections to both V1 and takeoff distance values. We are issuing this AD to prevent the use of published, non-conservative data, which could result in the inability to meet the required takeoff performance, with a consequent hazard to safe operation during performance-limited takeoff operations.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A350-900 Airplane; Lightning Protection of Fuel-Tank Structure To Prevent Fuel-Tank Vapor Ignition
Document Number: 2014-21245
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-08
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 that will incorporate a nitrogen generation system (NGS) for all fuel tanks, to actively reduce flammability exposure within the fuel tanks significantly below that required by the fuel-tank flammability regulations. Among other benefits, the NGS significantly reduces the potential for fuel-vapor ignition caused by lightning strikes. 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; Electronic System-Security Protection From Unauthorized External Access
Document Number: 2014-21243
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-08
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 electronic system-security protection from unauthorized external access. 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2014-21223
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-08
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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2014-21222
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-08
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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2014-21221
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-08
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.
Advisory Circular for Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP)
Document Number: 2014-21094
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is announcing the availability of proposed Advisory Circular (AC) 120-66C. AC 120-66C provides guidance for establishing an air transportation Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP).
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-21019
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-05-02 for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. AD 2014-05-02 required repetitive inspections for cracking and corrosion of the aft pressure bulkhead, repetitive inspections of the frame chord drain path for debris, and corrective actions if necessary; and, for certain airplanes, enlargement of frame chord drain holes. This AD requires the same actions as AD 2014-05-02, but revises a certain repetitive inspection interval to avoid a misunderstanding of the repetitive inspection interval for the aft pressure bulkhead. This AD was prompted by reports from operators expressing confusion regarding a certain repetitive inspection interval for the aft pressure bulkhead. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct corrosion or cracking of the aft pressure bulkhead, which could result in loss of the aft pressure bulkhead web and stiffeners, and consequent rapid decompression of the airplane.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Flagstaff, AZ
Document Number: 2014-20809
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at the Flagstaff VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid, Flagstaff, AZ, to facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft under control of Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). This improves the safety and management of IFR operations within the National Airspace System.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Agricultural Aircraft Operator Certificate Application
Document Number: 2014-21084
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-04
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 June 12, 2014, vol. 79, no. 113, page 33797. Standards have been established for the certification of agricultural aircraft. The information collected shows applicant compliance and eligibility for certification by FAA.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: FAA Entry Point Filing Form-International Registry
Document Number: 2014-21082
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-04
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 June 12, 2014, vol. 79, no. 113, page 33798. The respondents supply information through the AC 8050-135 to the FAA Civil Aviation Registry's Aircraft Registration Branch in order to obtain an authorization code for access to the International Registry.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-21059
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB -135ER, - 135KE, -135KL, -135LR, -145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by our determination of the need to revise the airplane airworthiness limitations to the pylon and fuselage. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program. We are proposing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking of various structural elements, which could affect the structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-21055
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2007-22- 10, for all Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, A340-300, A340- 500, and A340-600 series airplanes. AD 2007-22-10 currently requires repetitive inspections of the left-hand and right-hand wing main landing gear (MLG) rib 6 aft bearing lugs (forward and aft) to detect any cracking, and replacement if necessary. Since we issued AD 2007-22- 10, we have received reports of additional cracking of the MLG rib 6 aft bearing forward lug. This proposed AD would expand the applicability and reduce certain compliance times. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the MLG rib 6 aft bearing lugs, which could result in collapse of the MLG upon landing.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-21037
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2011-16-01 for all Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes. AD 2011-16-01 required adding an automatic reversion logic and a means for the pilot to override pitch trim control normal modes, and installing placards in the cockpit; replacing the frame of the emergency switch box; replacing certain horizontal stabilizer electronic control units (HSECU); revising the Limitations section of the airplane flight manual (AFM); and revising the maintenance program to incorporate a certain task. This new AD requires modifying the fly-by-wire (FBW) standard; and operational testing of the electric motors reversion relays and trim emergency command of the horizontal stabilizer trim system (HSTS), and repairs if necessary. This AD was prompted by an uncontrolled pitch trim runaway during descent. We are issuing this AD to prevent an uncontrolled pitch trim runaway, which could result in loss of control of the airplane.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Commercial Space Transportation Licensing Regulations
Document Number: 2014-20995
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-03
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 information will determine if applicant proposals for conducting commercial space launches can be accomplished according to regulations issued by the Office of the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: General Aviation Awards Program
Document Number: 2014-20994
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-03
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 collection is used to nominate private citizens for recognition of their significant voluntary contribution to aviation education and flight safety.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Rotorcraft External Load Operator Certificate Application
Document Number: 2014-20993
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-03
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. Information required from the public by 14 CFR Part 133 is used by the FAA to process the operating certificate as a record of aircraft authorized for use, and to monitor Rotorcraft External-Load Operations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Aircraft Registration
Document Number: 2014-20992
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-03
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 for to renew an information collection. The information collected is used by the FAA to register aircraft or hold an aircraft in trust. The information required to register and prove ownership of an aircraft is required by any person wishing to register an aircraft.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection(s): Flight Engineers and Flight Navigators
Document Number: 2014-20991
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-03
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. Information collected is used to determine certification eligibility of Flight Engineers and Flight Navigators.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: General Operating and Flight Rules
Document Number: 2014-20990
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-03
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. Part A of Subtitle VII of the Revised Title 49 U.S.C. authorizes the issuance of regulations governing the use of navigable airspace. Information is collected to determine compliance with Federal regulations. Respondents are individual airmen, state or local governments, and businesses.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Malfunction or Defect Report
Document Number: 2014-20989
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-03
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 for to renew an information collection. The information collected allows the FAA to evaluate its certification standards, maintenance programs, and regulatory requirements. It is also the basis for issuance of Airworthiness Directives designed to prevent unsafe conditions and accidents.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-20943
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 series airplanes, and Model Avro 146-RJ series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of a pressurization problem on an airplane during climb-out; a subsequent investigation showed a crack in the fuselage skin. This proposed AD would require repetitive external eddy current inspections on the aft skin lap joints of the rear fuselage for cracking, corrosion, and other defects, and repair if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking, corrosion, and other defects, which could affect the structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-20940
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model 4101 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of the failure, due to overheat, of a bracket on which the earth post (EP) for the generator and propeller de-ice systems is located. This proposed AD would require an inspection of the affected EPs and attachment structure for damage, an inspection of the earth cables of the generator and propeller de-ice system for signs of overheating and arcing damage, a torque check of the affected EP stiff nuts, an electrical high current bonding check of the bracket, and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct an overheat failure of the EPs for the generator and propeller de-ice system, and possible degradation of the wing front spar cap and/ or web, which could affect the structural integrity of the wing.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-20937
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318-111 and -112 airplanes, Model A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracks on the forward corner fittings of engine pylon aft secondary structures. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of certain forward corner fittings of the pylon aft secondary structures, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD also provides optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct detachment of the lower fairing attachment and/or loss of the aft fixed fairing with the movable fairing from the airplane in flight, which could result in damage to the airplane.