Federal Aviation Administration April 27, 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the St. George Airport, St. George, Utah
Document Number: 2015-09759
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at St. George Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21), now 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2).
Special Conditions: Honda Aircraft Company Model HA-420 Hondajet, Protection of Systems for High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF); Withdrawal
Document Number: 2015-09743
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is withdrawing a previously published notice granting special conditions for the Honda Aircraft Company model HA-420 jet airplane. We are withdrawing Special Condition No. 23-217-SC through mutual agreement with Honda Aircraft Company.
Special Conditions: Honda Aircraft Company Model HA-420 Hondajet, Fire Extinguishing; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2015-09742
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is withdrawing a previously published notice granting special conditions for the Honda Aircraft Company model HA-420 jet airplane. We are withdrawing Special Condition No. 23-227-SC through mutual agreement with Honda Aircraft Company.
Airworthiness Directives; Lycoming Engines Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: 2015-09535
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-04-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is withdrawing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). The NPRM proposed a new airworthiness directive (AD) that had applied to certain Lycoming Engines (type certificate formerly held by Textron Lycoming) with Superior Air Parts, Inc. (SAP), piston pins installed. The NPRM had applied to those engines using SAP piston pins, part number (P/N) 13444-1. The proposed action would have required removal of defective SAP piston pins, P/N 13444-1, from service. Since we issued the NPRM, we have learned that all the affected piston pins have been removed from service. We also found that SAP has revised its manufacturing process so that the subsequent piston pins were no longer susceptible to cracking. Accordingly, we withdraw the proposed rule.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-09465
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-26-53 and AD 2015-03-02 for certain Airbus Model A319-115, A319-133, A320-214, A320-232, and A320-233 airplanes. AD 2014-26-53 required repetitive detailed visual inspections to detect discrepancies of the wing lower skin surface and inboard main landing gear (MLG) support rib lower flange location fasteners and, depending on findings, accomplishment of applicable corrective action(s). AD 2015-03-02 required repetitive detailed visual inspections of the outboard MLG support rib lower flange fasteners for discrepancies, and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD retains the repetitive detailed visual inspections to detect discrepancies of the fasteners located in the wing lower skin surface and inboard MLG support rib lower flange with extended compliance times and repetitive intervals, and accomplishment of applicable corrective actions. This new AD also retains the repetitive detailed visual inspections of the outboard MLG support rib lower flange fasteners for discrepancies, and corrective actions if necessary. In addition, this new AD adds airplanes to the applicability. This AD was prompted by a determination that certain airplanes were missing from the applicability of AD 2014-26-53 and AD 2015-03-02 and that those airplanes may be affected by the unsafe condition addressed in AD 2014-26-53 and AD 2015-03-02. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct discrepancies of the fasteners at the external surface of the lower wing skin and inboard and outboard MLG support rib lower flanges, which could result in an airplane not meeting its maximum loads expected in service. This condition could result in structural failure.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-09285
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2007-14-05 for all Airbus Model A310 and Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called Model A300-600 series airplanes). AD 2007-14-05 required revising the Airworthiness Limitations section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness by incorporating certain certification maintenance requirements. This new AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. This AD was prompted by a determination that more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations are necessary. We are issuing this AD to prevent safety-significant latent failures that would, in combination with one or more other specific failures or events, result in a hazardous or catastrophic failure condition of avionics, hydraulic systems, fire detection systems, fuel systems, or other critical systems.