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

Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Document Number: 2015-24598
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-29
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.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-24565
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-09-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model MD-11 and MD-11F airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of fuel odor in the cabin. Fuel was found leaking from a cracked fuel line shroud in the left cargo compartment equipment tunnel. This proposed AD would require a check for the presence of fuel at the fuel shroud drain; a high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspection for cracked fuel line shrouds; a pressure test of the drain system of the tail tank fuel shroud and a pressure test of the drain system of the aft fuselage fuel shroud to determine cracking; and corrective actions, if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fuel leaking from a cracked fuel line shroud, which could result in fuel accumulation below the cargo compartment floor and consequent increased risk of fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-24464
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for PILATUS AIRCRAFT LTD. Models PC-12, PC-12/45, and PC-12/47E airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued 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 a malfunction of the universal joint. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace, Neah Bay, WA
Document Number: 2015-24431
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-09-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at U.S. Coast Guard Station Neah Bay Heliport, Neah Bay, WA, to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures for developed at the heliport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the heliport.
Airworthiness Directives; Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-24257
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. Model P-180 airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued 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 the need to restore the safe fatigue life of the bulkhead structure. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (formerly Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH) (Airbus Helicopters) Helicopters
Document Number: 2015-24256
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model BO-105A, BO-105C, and BO-105S helicopters. This AD requires inspections to detect oil contamination in the main gearbox (MGB). This AD was prompted by initial findings from an accident investigation of a Model BO-105 helicopter, which indicated deterioration of the MGB caused by a contaminated oil supply. The actions of this AD are intended to detect oil contamination in the MGB, which could result in MGB deterioration, MGB failure, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-24252
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-29
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 inadvertent deployment of a single outboard spoiler during flight. This AD requires replacement of the power control units (PCUs) for the outboard spoilers with upgraded PCUs. We are issuing this AD to prevent leakage of the piston head seal and piston rod seals of the outboard spoiler PCUs, which could result in inadvertent spoiler deployment and reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; M7 Aerospace LLC Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-24249
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 97-02-02 for certain Models SA26-AT, SA26-T, SA226-AT, SA226-T, SA226-T(B), SA226- TC, SA227-AC (C-26A), SA227-AT, SA227-BC (C-26A), SA227-CC, SA227-DC (C-26B), and SA227-TT airplanes. AD 97-02-02 required applying torque to the control column pitch bearing attaching nuts, inspecting the bearing assembly, inspecting the elevator control rod end bearing retainer/dust seals, and replacing or installing new parts as necessary. This new AD requires inspecting for movement and correct torque of the elevator control pivot bearing, inspecting the elevator control rod for damage and correct configuration, and replacing parts as necessary. This AD also requires a 10,000-hour time-in-service (TIS) repetitive replacement of the control column pivot bearing and elevator control rod bolt and requires replacement of the control column pivot bearing with the improved design by 35,000 hours TIS. This AD was prompted by loss of elevator control due to failure of the bolt attaching the elevator control rod to the elevator walking beam under the cockpit floor. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-24146
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 767 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that six fasteners may not have been installed in the left and right stringer 37 (S-37) between body stations (BS) 428 and 431 lap splices on certain airplanes. This AD requires a general visual inspection of S-37 lap splices for missing fasteners, and all applicable related investigative and corrective actions. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct missing fasteners, which could result in cracks in the fuselage skin that could adversely affect the structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-24145
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 787-8 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of a potential latent failure of the fuel shutoff valve actuator circuitry, which was not identified during actuator development. This AD requires replacing certain engine and auxiliary power unit (APU) fuel shutoff valve actuators with new actuators, and also requires revising the maintenance or inspection program to include a new airworthiness limitation into the Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA). We are issuing this AD to detect and correct latent failures of the fuel shutoff valve to the engine and auxiliary power unit (APU), which could result in the inability to shut off fuel to the engine and APU and, in case of certain fires, an uncontrollable fire that could lead to structural failure.
Airworthiness Directives; Lycoming Engines Fuel Injected Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: 2015-23617
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2011-26-04 for certain fuel injected reciprocating engines manufactured by Lycoming Engines. AD 2011-26-04 required inspection, replacement if necessary, and proper clamping of externally mounted fuel injector fuel lines. This new AD retains the requirements of AD 2011-26-04, and expands the list of affected engine models. This AD was prompted by revised service information that added engine models to the applicability. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the fuel injector fuel lines, which could lead to uncontrolled engine fire, engine damage, and damage to the airplane.