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

Special Conditions: L-3 Communications Integrated Systems, Boeing Model 747-8 Series Airplanes; Therapeutic Oxygen for Medical Use
Document Number: 2015-10103
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-04-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Boeing Model 747-8 series airplanes. This airplane, as modified by L-3 Communications Integrated Systems (L-3), will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport-category airplanes. This design feature is therapeutic oxygen for medical use installed in an executive-interior airplane. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed 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 Inc. Model BD-700-2A12 and BD-700-2A13 Airplanes; Design Roll-Maneuver Condition
Document Number: 2015-10102
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Inc. Model BD-700-2A12 and BD-700-2A13 airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with an electronic flight- control system that provides roll control of the airplanes through pilot inputs to the flight computers. 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 A319-151n/171n, A320-251n/271n, and A321-251n/271n (SAneo) Series Airplanes; Transient Engine-Failure Loads
Document Number: 2015-10098
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Airbus Model A319- 151n/171n, A320-251n/271n, and A321-251n/271n (collectively known as Single Aisle new engine option (SA neo)) series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport-category airplanes. This design feature is a 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.
Notice of a Land Release Affecting the Federal Grant Assurance Obligations at Ryan Field Airport, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona
Document Number: 2015-10097
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application for a land release of approximately 5.12 acres of airport property, along with an easement over 2.09 acres, at Ryan Field Airport, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona from the airport use provisions of the Grant Agreement Assurances since the land is not needed for airport purposes. The property will be used by the Arizona Department of Transportation to widen State Route 86 that is located along the southern edge of the airport. The airport will be compensated for the fair market value of the released property. The use of the land for a roadway represents a compatible land use that will not interfere with the airport or its operation, thereby protecting the interests of civil aviation.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-09813
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that without an effective maintenance task to maintain the airplane's inherent level of safety, there is a potential that a dormant failure of the alternate release system of the landing gear could occur. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate a maintenance task for an operational check of the electro- mechanical actuator and release mechanism of the alternate extension system for the nose landing gear and main landing gear. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the alternate release system of the landing gear, which could prevent the landing gear from extending during a failure of the normal landing gear extension system.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-09811
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318-111 and -112 airplanes and Model A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks on the forward corner fittings of engine pylon aft secondary structures. This AD requires repetitive inspections of certain forward corner fittings of the pylon aft secondary structures, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD also provides optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. We are issuing 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.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-09805
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600 and -700 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking in the body station (STA) 727 bulkhead lower frame. This AD requires a detailed and open hole high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspection of the left- and right-side lower frame webs and inner chords for cracking, and corrective actions and preventative modifications if necessary. This AD also provides for optional terminating action of the repetitive inspections, under certain conditions. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking in a bulkhead lower frame web and inner chord, which could result in a severed frame and induced skin cracks, and could lead to rapid decompression of the fuselage.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-07802
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-30
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), CL-600-2A12 (CL-601), and CL-600-2B16 (CL-601-3A, CL-601-3R, and CL-604 Variants) airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that the forward lugs of the flap hinge box might not conform to engineering drawings, which could result in premature fatigue cracking. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program to include new airworthiness limitations tasks; and measuring the forward lug edge distance of each flap hinge box, inspecting for cracking and damage (i.e., deformation or bearing failure) of the forward lug edge of each flap hinge box, and repairing any cracking or damage if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct non-conforming flap hinge box forward lugs, which could result in failure of the lugs and detachment of the flap hinge box and consequent detachment of the flap surface.
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.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 787-9, Dynamic Test Requirements for Single-Occupant Oblique (Side-Facing) Seats With Airbag Devices
Document Number: 2015-09784
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 787-9 airplane. This airplane has a novel or unusual design feature associated with side-facing, oblique seats. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for occupants of seats installed at an angle of greater than 18 degrees, but substantially less than 90 degrees, to the centerline of the airplane, nor for airbag devices. 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.
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-09549
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-04-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 97-07-14, for certain Airbus Model A320-111, -211, and -231 airplanes. AD 97-07- 14 currently requires modification of an area on the front spar of the wing center section by installing shims and new fasteners to reinforce pressure floor fittings. Since we issued AD 97-07-14, we have determined the need for repetitive inspections on airplanes on which the modification of the rib flange on the front spar of the wing center section has been done. This proposed AD would continue to require modifying the rib flange on the front spar of the wing center section by installing shims and new fasteners to reinforce pressure floor fittings; and would require repetitive high frequency eddy current inspections for cracking of the radius of the rib flanges and vertical stiffener at frame 36, a rototest inspection for cracking of the fastener holes of the rib flanges, repair if needed, and adding additional airplanes to the applicability. We are proposing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking on the rib flange area of the front spar of the wing center section, which can reduce the structural integrity of fuselage frame 36 and the wing center section.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Campbellsville, KY
Document Number: 2015-09413
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-04-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace at Campbellsville, KY as the Taylor County NDB has been decommissioned, requiring airspace redesign at Taylor County Airport. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; West Creek, NJ
Document Number: 2015-09411
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E Airspace at West Creek, NJ, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) serving Eagles Nest Airport. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Key Largo, FL
Document Number: 2015-09408
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Key Largo, FL, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) serving Ocean Reef Club Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Cando, ND
Document Number: 2015-09406
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Cando, ND. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Cando 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.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Headland, AL
Document Number: 2015-09404
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-04-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E Airspace at Headland, AL, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) serving Headland Municipal Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Baton Rouge, LA
Document Number: 2015-09402
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the legal description of the Baton Rouge, LA, VHF Omnidirectional Range/Tactical Air Navigation aid (VORTAC) located in Class E airspace at Baton Rouge, LA. The Baton Rouge VORTAC and Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, Ryan Field, have similar names and both share the same facility identifier but are not co-located. The FAA is renaming the Baton Rouge VORTAC as well as assigning a new facility identifier for the safety and management of aircraft operations within the Baton Rouge, LA, airspace area. This does not affect the boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Edgeley, ND
Document Number: 2015-09401
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Edgeley, ND. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Edgeley 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.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Cypress, TX
Document Number: 2015-09400
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Cypress, TX. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Dry Creek Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPS at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Manchester, NH
Document Number: 2015-09399
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Manchester, NH, as a new approach procedure has been developed, requiring airspace redesign at Manchester Airport. This enhances the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Greenville, SC
Document Number: 2015-09398
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-04-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace at Greenville, SC as new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed at Greenville Downtown Airport. This action would enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also would update the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Sonora, TX
Document Number: 2015-09397
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Sonora, TX. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at JL Bar 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.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Defuniak Springs, FL
Document Number: 2015-09395
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-04-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E Airspace at Defuniak Springs, FL, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) serving Defuniak Springs Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Highmore, SD
Document Number: 2015-09390
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-04-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Highmore, SD. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Highmore 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.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Zephyrhills, FL
Document Number: 2015-09388
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Zephyrhills, FL, as the Zephyrhills Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned, requiring airspace redesign at Zephyrhills Municipal Airport. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-09288
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-04-24
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 report of a rupture of a main landing gear (MLG) sliding tube axle. This proposed AD would require an inspection to identify the part number and serial number of the MLG sliding tubes installed on the airplane; and an inspection of the axle on certain MLG sliding tubes for burned areas, and replacement of the sliding tube if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the axle and (partial) detachment of the axle and wheel from the sliding tube, which could result in failure of an MLG.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-09290
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-26-05 for all Dassault Aviation Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes; Model MYSTERE-FALCON 200 airplanes; and Model MYSTERE-FALCON 20-C5, 20-D5, 20-E5, and 20-F5 airplanes. AD 2013-26-05 required repetitive weighing of fire extinguisher bottles having a certain part number, and eventual replacement of those bottles to terminate the repetitive weighing. This new AD continues to require repetitive weighing of fire extinguisher bottles having a certain part number, and eventual replacement of those bottles to terminate the repetitive weighing. This AD was prompted by our determination that certain text in the method of compliance language specified in AD 2013- 26-05 incorrectly refers to Airbus, instead of ``Dassault Aviation.'' We are issuing this AD to detect and correct a dormant failure in the fire suppression system, which could result in the inability to put out a fire in an engine, auxiliary power unit (APU), or rear compartment.
Grand Canyon National Park Quiet Aircraft Technology Incentive: Seasonal Relief From Allocations in the Dragon and Zuni Point Corridors
Document Number: 2015-09380
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Department of the Interior, National Park Service
On November 10, 2014, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Park Service (NPS) published in the Federal Register [79 FR 66763-66765] a notice of the agencies' proposal to provide a quiet aircraft technology incentive for commercial air tour operators at Grand Canyon National Park and a request for public comments. Specifically, the agencies proposed to provide seasonal relief from allocations in the Dragon and Zuni Point corridors for commercial air tour operators that convert or have converted to quiet aircraft technology. The FAA and the NPS have reviewed and considered all comments, and have decided to proceed with implementation of the incentive as proposed. This notice describes that decision and responds to the substantive comments received.
Airworthiness Directives; Zodiac Aerotechnics (Formerly Intertechnique Aircraft Systems)
Document Number: 2015-09103
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-04-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Zodiac Aerotechnics (formerly Intertechnique Aircraft Systems) flightcrew oxygen mask regulators as installed on, but not limited to, various transport and small airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that improper maintenance on oxygen mask regulators was found. This proposed AD would require the identification and replacement of all potentially affected units. This proposed AD also would require installation of a placard and revision of the airplane flight manual to include an operational procedure for use in case of depressurization. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct affected oxygen mask regulators, which could lead to inadequate protection to the affected flightcrew against hypoxia. Hypoxia can start from a headache and drowsiness and lead eventually to unconsciousness with severe consequence in terms of airplane controllability.
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Type Certificate Previously Held by Schweizer Aircraft Corporation)
Document Number: 2015-09098
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-04-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model 269A, 269A-1, 269B, 269C, 269C-1, 269D, and TH-55A helicopters. This proposed AD would require repetitively inspecting and lubricating the tail rotor (T/R) driveshaft splined fittings. This proposed AD is prompted by a report that the T/R driveshaft can disconnect due to deterioration of the splined coupling. The proposed actions are intended to detect and prevent excessive wear of the splined coupling, which could lead to failure of the T/R driveshaft and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Surplus Property Release at Jack Edwards Airport, Gulf Shores, AL
Document Number: 2015-09203
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the provisions of title 49, U.S.C. 47153(c), notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the City of Gulf Shores and the City of Gulf Shores Airport Authority to waive the requirement that a 11.48-acre parcel of surplus property, located at the Jack Edwards Airport, be used for aeronautical purposes.
Ninth Meeting: RTCA Tactical Operations Committee (TOC)
Document Number: 2015-09076
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the seventh meeting of the RTCA Tactical Operations Committee.
Amendment of Restricted Area Boundary Descriptions; Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA
Document Number: 2015-09075
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a final rule; technical amendment, published in the Federal Register on April 7, 2015, that made a correction to a typographical error to R-6703A, R-6703B, R-6703C, R- 6703D, R-6703E and R-6703F at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA. Due to a submission error, the abbreviation for West in the longitude description of restricted area R-6703A was entered as ``N''. This action corrects the boundary description of R-6703A by changing the longitude direction to ``W''.
Notice of Request To Release Airport Property
Document Number: 2015-09073
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at the Colonel James Jabara Airport (AAO), Wichita, Kansas, under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2).
Airworthiness Directives; GE Aviation Czech s.r.o. Turboprop Engines
Document Number: 2015-09002
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-04-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain serial number GE Aviation Czech s.r.o. M601E-11, M601E-11A, and M601F turboprop engines with certain part number (P/N) gas generator turbine (GGT) blades, installed. This proposed AD was prompted by the determination that certain GGT blades are susceptible to blade failure. This proposed AD would require removing from service any affected engine with certain GGT blades installed. We are proposing this AD to prevent GGT blade failure, which could lead to engine failure and loss of the airplane.