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

Notice of Intent To Rule on a Request for Change in Designation of On-Airport Property Purchased With Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Funding From Aeronautical to Non-Aeronautical at the Lancaster Airport, Lititz, PA
Document Number: 2015-32641
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is requesting public comment on the Lancaster Airport Authority's proposal to change 6.191 acres of airport property at Lancaster Airport, Lititz, Pennsylvania from aeronautical to non- aeronautical use. This acreage was purchased with federal financial assistance through the Airport Improvement Program under Grant Agreements 3-42-0049-13-95, 3-42-0049-16-98, and 3-42-0049-19-01 under 49 U.S.C. 47107(c). In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 47107(h), this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before modifying the land-use assurance that requires the property to be used for an aeronautical purpose.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-32548
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of electrical shorts of the motor stator wiring burning a hole through the housing of the motor of the cabin air compressor (CAC). This proposed AD would require installing modified inboard and outboard CAC modules on the left side and right side cabin air conditioning and temperature control system (CACTCS) packs. We are proposing this AD to prevent an electrical short from burning through the housing of the motor of the CAC, which could result in a fire in the pack bay, and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-32547
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes, Model A330-200 Freighter series airplanes, and Airbus Model A340-541 and A340-642 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of an under- torqued forward engine mount bolt. This proposed AD would require a one-time torque check of the forward and aft engine mount bolts, and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct improperly torqued engine mount bolts, which could lead to detachment of the engine from the airplane during flight; and consequent damage to the airplane and injury to persons on the ground.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-32080
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2011-07-10 for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model BD-100-1A10 (Challenger 300) airplanes. AD 2011-07-10 required revising the Airworthiness Limitations section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness; doing detailed visual inspections; removing discrepant material; cleaning the surfaces of the valves, the plug of the sensing port, and the cabin pressure-sensing port plug; securing the insulation; installing a new safety valve, and replacing certain cabin pressure-sensing port plugs. This new AD retains all requirements of AD 2011-07-10, and requires a detailed visual inspection of both safety valves and the surrounding area for foreign material, room temperature vulcanizing (RTV) silicone, contamination, foam on the bulkhead structure, tape or insulation, and loose material; and corrective actions if necessary. This AD was prompted by reports of in-flight loss of cabin pressurization that was attributed to partial blockage of a safety valve cabin pressure-sensing port in conjunction with a failed safety valve manometric capsule. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct blockage of a safety valve cabin pressure-sensing port, which could result in loss of cabin pressure.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-32078
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A330-200, A330-200 Freighter, and A330-300 series airplanes; and Airbus Model A340-200, A340-300, A340-500, and A340-600 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that, during a production flight test, the ram air turbine (RAT) did not pressurize the green hydraulic system. For certain airplanes, this AD requires identification of the part number, serial number, and standard of the RAT pump, RAT module, RAT actuator, and RAT lower gearbox assembly; replacement of the balance weight screw, modification of the actuator coil spring, modification of the actuator, an inspection of the anti- stall valve for correct installation in the RAT pump housing; and corrective actions if necessary. For certain other airplanes, this AD requires re-identification or replacement of the RAT module. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of the impeller function and RAT pump pressurization capability, which, if preceded by a total engine flame- out, could result in the loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2015-31603
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2010-06-04, for certain Airbus Model A300 B2-1C, B2-203, B2K-3C, B4-103, B4-203, B4-2C airplanes; Model A310 series airplanes; Model A300 B4-600 series airplanes; and Model A300 B4-600R series airplanes. AD 2010-06-04 required repetitive inspections to detect cracks of the pylon side panels (upper section) at rib 8; and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD continues to require repetitive inspections for cracking of the pylons 1 and 2 side panels (upper section) at rib 8 with reduced compliance times, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD also requires repetitive post-repair and post-modification inspections and repair if necessary. This AD also removes certain airplanes having a certain modification from the applicability. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks found on pylon side panels at rib 8 and a fleet survey and updated fatigue and damage tolerance analyses. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking of pylon side panels (upper section) at rib 8, which could lead to reduced structural integrity of the pylon primary structure, which could cause detachment of the engine from the fuselage.