Federal Aviation Administration October 13, 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Twentieth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee (225) Rechargeable Lithium Battery and Battery Systems
Document Number: 2015-26006
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the Twentieth RTCA Special Committee 225 meeting.
Sixty-Fourth Meeting: Special Committee (186) Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B)
Document Number: 2015-25852
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the sixty-fourth Special Committee 186 meeting.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-25758
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2010-04- 03, for all Airbus Model A310 series airplanes. AD 2010-04-03 currently requires accomplishing repetitive detailed visual inspections for cracking around the fastener holes in certain wing top skin panels between the right side and left side of the front and rear spars, and repair if needed. Since we issued AD 2010-04-03, Airbus improved the ultrasonic inspection program to allow earlier crack detection and to extend the repetitive inspection intervals. We have determined these inspections are necessary to address the unsafe condition. This proposed AD would continue to require the repetitive detailed inspections for cracking around the fastener holes in certain wing top skin panels between the front and rear spars, and repair if needed, and would require supplemental repetitive ultrasonic inspections for cracking around the fastener holes in certain wing top skin panels and repair if needed. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking around the fastener holes in certain wing top skin panels between the right side and left side of the front and rear spars, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Dowty Propellers Constant Speed Propellers
Document Number: 2015-25643
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dowty Propellers R352/6-123-F/1, R352/6-123-F/2, and R410/6- 123-F/35 model propellers. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of dowel hole cracks in the face of the rear hub half. This proposed AD would require a records review to determine repair status and marking the affected propeller hubs as required. This proposed AD would also require installing dowel hole liners as necessary. We are proposing this AD to prevent loss of structural integrity of the propeller hub, which could result in damage to the propeller and damage to the airplane.