Federal Aviation Administration April 29, 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Airlines for America
Document Number: 2015-09981
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. 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; Last Frontier Aviation Group
Document Number: 2015-09949
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. 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.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Livingston, MT
Document Number: 2015-09874
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the legal description of the Class E airspace area at Livingston, MT. The geographic coordinates of the airport are updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database as well as correcting a longitudinal point of the airspace boundary. This does not affect the charted boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Encinal, TX
Document Number: 2015-09873
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Encinal, TX. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at El Jardin Ranch Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Alma, NE
Document Number: 2015-09871
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Alma, NE. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Alma Municipal Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport. This action also corrects the state from KS to NE under the airport designation.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Baltimore, MD
Document Number: 2015-09870
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D Airspace at Baltimore, MD, bringing current the regulatory text under the designation for Martin State Airport by adding the words ``and Restricted Area R-4001C, which is continuously active up to 10,000 feet AGL''. This is an administrative change to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2015-09816
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-04-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-535E4-37, RB211-535E4-B-37, and RB211-535E4- C-37 turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by RR updating the life limits for certain high-pressure turbine (HPT) disks. This proposed AD would require reducing the cyclic life limits for certain HPT disks, removing those disks that have exceeded the new life limit, and replacing them with serviceable parts. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the HPT disk, which could result in uncontained disk release, damage to the engine, and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2015-09815
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-04-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-524B-02, RB211-524B2-19, RB211- 524B3-02, RB211-524B4-02, RB211-524B4-D-02, RB211-524C2-19, RB211- 524D4-19, RB211-524D4-39, and RB211-524D4X-19 turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by several failures of affected high-pressure turbine (HPT) blades. This proposed AD would require removing affected HPT blades. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the HPT blade, which could lead to failure of one or more engines, loss of thrust control, and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-09793
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-04-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-8 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of improperly installed outboard stowage bin modules in the passenger compartment found during maintenance. Further investigation revealed that certain attachment bracket bushings were missing or had moved out of the holes. This proposed AD would require installing a spacer on the end of each quick-release pin that attaches the outboard stowage bin module to the lateral support tie rods of the main deck passenger compartment. We are proposing this AD to prevent detachment of the quick-release pin, which could result in separation of the lateral support tie rod and subsequent detachment of the module and consequent injuries to passengers or flightcrew.
Airworthiness Directives; Various Aircraft Equipped With Wing Lift Struts
Document Number: 2015-08732
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 99-01-05 R1, which applied to certain aircraft equipped with wing lift struts. AD 99-01-05 R1 required repetitively inspecting the wing lift struts for corrosion; repetitively inspecting the wing lift strut forks for cracks; replacing any corroded wing lift strut; replacing any cracked wing lift strut fork; and repetitively replacing the wing lift strut forks at a specified time for certain airplanes. This new AD retains all requirements of AD 99-01-05R1 and adds additional airplane models to the Applicability section. This AD was prompted by a report that additional Piper Aircraft, Inc. model airplanes should be added to the Applicability section. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.