Federal Aviation Administration November 30, 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; Embraer S.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-30224
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 170 airplanes; and all Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 190-100 STD, -100 LR, -100 IGW, -200 STD, -200 LR, and -200 IGW airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracks in certain engine low-stage bleed check valves. This proposed AD would require replacing the air management system (AMS) controller operation program of the AMS controller processor boards, and replacement of the current low-stage bleed check valve and associated seals. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the low-stage bleed check valve, which could result in dual engine in-flight shutdown.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-30223
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of a manufacturing oversight, in which a supplier omitted the required protective finish on certain bushings installed in the rear spar upper chord on horizontal stabilizers, which could lead to galvanic corrosion and consequent cracking of the rear spar upper chord. This proposed AD would require an inspection or records check to determine if affected horizontal stabilizers are installed, related investigative actions, and for affected horizontal stabilizers, repetitive inspections for any crack of the horizontal stabilizer rear spar upper chord, and corrective action if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the rear spar upper chord, which can result in the failure of the upper chord and consequent departure of the horizontal stabilizer from the airplane, which can lead to loss of continued safe flight and landing.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-30218
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracking of the aft fixed fairing (AFF) of the pylons due to fatigue damage of the structure. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for damage and cracking of the AFF of the pylons, and repair if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct damage and cracking of the AFF of the pylons, which could result in detachment of a pylon and consequent reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-30217
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the bulkhead is subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the aft pressure bulkhead web for any cracking, incorrectly drilled fastener holes, and elongated fastener holes, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the aft pressure bulkhead web at the ``Y''-chord, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane and rapid decompression of the fuselage.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-30216
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A318-111 and -112 airplanes; Model A319-111, -112, -113, - 114, and -115 airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, and -214 airplanes; and Model A321-111, -112, -211, -212, and -213 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the forward engine mounts are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This proposed AD would require repetitive detailed inspections of the right and left forward engine mounts, and corrective action if necessary. These inspections are required by AD 2015-05-02. This proposed AD would reduce the compliance times for those inspections. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking in the forward engine mounts, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane and could lead to in- flight loss of an engine, possibly resulting in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Clinton, AR
Document Number: 2015-30188
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Clinton, AR. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures developed at Clinton Municipal Airport, for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following New York Towns: Elmira, NY; Ithaca, NY; Poughkeepsie, NY
Document Number: 2015-30187
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Elmira/Corning Regional Airport, Elmira, NY; Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, Ithaca, NY; and Duchess County Airport, Poughkeepsie, NY, by eliminating the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part time status of the Class E surface airspace designated as an extension at each airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of each airport to coincide with the FAA's database, and recognizes the airport name for Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. This is an administrative change to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; West Dover, VT
Document Number: 2015-30184
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace at West Dover, VT as the Mt. Snow Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned, requiring airspace redesign at Deerfield Valley Regional Airport. This action would enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also would recognize the airport's name change.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-30182
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes, CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702) airplanes, CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes, CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes, and CL-600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections of the cage assembly, window louver panel assemblies (WLPAs), and blowout panels (BOPs), and corrective action if necessary. This AD was prompted by reports of several cases of damaged or detached decompression WLPAs and BOPs. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct damaged and detached WLPAs and BOPs. A detached WLPA or BOP could delay smoke detection in the cargo compartment, and in the event of a cargo compartment fire, this could lead to an uncontrolled cargo compartment fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2015-30010
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-11-30
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 all Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) Tay 650-15 and Tay 651-54 turbofan engines. The proposed action would have required reducing the cyclic life limits for certain high-pressure turbine (HPT) disks. Accordingly, we withdraw the proposed rule.